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Hf ARTHUR REPORTED FALLEN,
I ANOTHER BATTLE AT HSIU YEN
I VDON. iay 14. A telegram from Taris sajs a rumor is current there that Port Arthur has
ft that ten thousand men were killed during the engagement. Nothing confirmatory is ob
53Djn London. The rumor is probably false. Neither St Petersburg nor Tokio have had any in
i - of t lie beginning of an attack on Port Arthur.
rt 0f a severe engagement in the hills around Hsiu Yen last Thursday has been received at
i nJiCwan. It lacks verification, but, according to it, the Russians lost 1500 men killed and
'Hand the Japanese occupied the town of Hsiu Yen. The Japanese loss is not given. It is im
Tilc to obtain confirmation here of the reported fighting, but a battle there is not unlikely, as this
in the path of the advancing First Japanese army corps. Uai Cheng is the apparent objective
' jiqu Yen is situated in the midst of rugged hills, where a small force could resist the enemy
ill tclHng effect before being compelled ultimately to retreat.
JIT ST. LOUIS
rilonal Association to Hold
f Sessions at the In-
ji side Inn.
ci Watterson, Charles Emory
faith, Edward Bok and Others
; ' to Make Addresses.
&l to The Tribune.
lt,L0UIS, 3Iay 14. Press day at
fei World's fair will begin on
&4iy with the opening session
fy( the National Editorial aseocla
nt tho Inside Inru Besides the
ra of tills organization there will
ijsait 2000 editors from all nations
Jiiorld and from every section of
iWttti SUUp, Uie meeting of tho
'is Fair parliament and sessions
i'jt associations following the Na
il! editorial gathering
librfore in any American city has
IUen such a notable gathering: of
$apr men. Representatives from
Ea,Grmany, England, Spain, Rus
Uiptn, Central and South America.
IbxAa. already havo arrived. In St.
ui to these will be- added the
srt editors of this country.
K Editors and Governors,
fcplttot among the speakers on the
of the National Editorial as-l
5s are CoL Henry Wattereon of
ilwlfijllo Courier-Journal, Former
'feuler-Gencral Charles Emory
ud Edward Bok, editor of the
HomV Journal. Two state ex
fru. vho are also newspaper menv
iWrtss the meetings Gov. Varda
ao! Mississippi and Gov. White of
J. Vlrffltria-Gov. Dockery of Mls
IGjiv. Bailey of Kansas will
febera of the National Editorial
ton will .be intere&ted In ihe
J of the World's Pretw parlia
jjr,ch Pcns on Thursday o
tin -lth an address by Secre
L.u , John Hil'- SLr HuS Gll
S of ndon, president of tho
Ration, preside at the ses-
r the parliament.
,VKea Who Are to Speak.
T,'m delivered by Capt
ILU5 tor of the $t Louis
l PCrati,?harlfcH H- Wor. Jr.,
K2g!n Globe: Paul Adam, L
W wi:,5nry Maret- Le Radical.
to wi0rlno Fe"arls of Rome;
!Mr.kiL lle London Dispatch;
5 irS?hr thc Northern Whig,
Enf ,g?2l,le' Toronto; GuataX
Kh k Vanl?en. Stockholm. Swe
1.Atrirf.?n "?wyk, Het Nieuws-
' br Z 1 b tenilered to the vis-
Mid BiIoua forclen Govern-,;tmi-
v commlsslon3 and spc-
2cnSby the exposition
UlitnH at Ul World's
' ihe iSX, rc70snlzc the preiu
ffi automobile rides and
PlanSS Sme f the outslde
teb,y ini .-.m. .orect'o of a
raoditViii u0el rks and tho
KffVfof e largest l-
Kp1?, Tr,buno.0al arS'
W& a bo'nfe?.4-At 1 'clock thts
2flc,ty from &n e"Klnc coming
ICW 8iSSdi?2,HO ra,n ,nt0 a fain
tho enclni3 ntr lY0 of thorn.
Kc An oSen thrown from
If ono ffw to cUMd
LIMIT OIT HER LIFE.
The soothsayers have decreed the
twelve-year-old prodigy, the Countess
de Champmoyant. or, as she likes to
call herself, Carmen D'AssIiva, has only
three moro years to live. - The mother
of the wonderful clilld accepts tho
prophecy of tho fortune-tellers as gos
pel, and the child, who Is now on a tour
in which she Is performing In her own
plays, looks anything but well. ,
Chinese May Rise
Matter That Not t Only Affects the
Empire, .but the Entire Civi
ST. PETERSBURG, May H.-DIs-quletlng
news regarding tho attltudo
of thc Chinese la shown In dispatches
from officers at the front issued by
thu general stall tonight. In addition to
tho further details of thc cutting off of
Port Arthur and continuing the report of
tho Japaneso advance upon L,Iao Yang,
theso dlapatchos state spcclllcally that the
Chinese have commenced hoslllitlcrt
against the Itus&lans. Moj.-Gen. Kare
vllch reports that th Chinese attacked
hla outposts on Fcnf,- JVang Chcnpr road.
Gon. Pflug telegraphs that according to
reports of patrols and missionaries, tho
Chlnc30 at Tapadzlatsi, ICO mllfcs north
west of Mukden and Just outslclo tho Rus
sian sphere of Influence, aro. proparluR to
rlso agalnat tho Russluns and Christians
As showing the extent of tho hostile at
tltudo of the Chinese, attention la particularly-
called to tho fact that tho distance
In an air line from tho point where tho
Russian outposts were attacked and Ta
padzlatsi Ib 'JCO miles. The authorities say
that this mattor affects not only Russia,
but tho whole civilized world, as It Is
feared the rising will spread to othur pane
of thc empire.
Tho hostile attitude of the Chinese Is at
tributed to the action of tho Japanese In
spreading reports of their successes and
magnifying their victories at Port Arthur
and on tho Yalu. This propaganda has
been actlvo recently in all purts of China.
So far as the railway Is concerned, whllo
It Is admitted hero that a Chinese out
break will bo a new sourco of dnnor,
preparations have been perfected by Gen.
Kuropatkln to Insuro tho protection of
this artery, which la vital to the supply of
hid urmy. .... .
It 1 a matter of satisfaction to tho au
thorities that the Koreans are proving
more .friendly than tho Chinese, as la
shown by the reports of tho destruction
by them of thoJiMegraph wires used by
thc Japanese in northern Korea.
American Officers for China.
ST. PAUL, May 11. Evidence that
thc Chinese Government Is recruiting
otllcers Jcor what Is known an the Chi
nese imperial reform army In the United
States, developed here today on receipt
by V. F. Maiden of St. Paul, of what
apparently Is equivalent to a commis
sion for a. second lieutenancy In the
Chinese, anny from Edmond F. Eng
lish, of Yankton, 3. D 'who Is said ti
be engaged In securing American of
ficers for that purpose. t
Funeral of President of Peru.
LIMA. Peru, May 11. Over &5.0CO per
sons on tho streets and from tho balconies
and roofs of houses witnessed tho passage
of tho funeral cortogo of President Can
ON IN ILLINOIS
Cook County Facte
Twanty-Four Ballots Have
Been Taken in Republi
Party Leaders in Conference, but
Powerless to Break the Existing-
SPRINGFIELD, 111.,. May It. After
another day of fruitless balloting
the Republican State convention
took an adjournment at 7:55 p. m.
until 2 o'clock Monday afternoon, with
out having broken the gubernatorial
Tonight the party leaders are In con
ference attempting to bring about a so
lution of the situation, but they appear
powerless to do ro. Thc delegates to
the convention have taken things into
their own hands and, . with practical
unanimity, they decline to be delivered
by the men at tho head of the organi
zation. The' only change in the situation to
day resulted In a slight advantage to
Attorney-General Hamlin. On the 23d
ballot he gained thirty-eight votes, and
his enthusiastic followers made an at
tempt to stampede thc- convention to
him. They failed, however, and on the
next ballot he lost thirteen voles which
had gone to him. The last ballot taken,
the twenty-fourth, resulted as follows:
Yates 1S3 4-5
Hamlin 135 -1-5
"Warner 2J 1-5
The scenes attending- the convention
were' similar to those of the prcvloua
day, and the demonstration In favor of
the various candidates were calculated
to sweep a less deliberate- gathering
from Its feet, but with every outburst
the determination among the delegatea
to resist anything in the way of a stam
pede became more pronounced.
Chairman Cannon, In begging the
shoutery to desist, remarked: "Thank
God, this convention has shown in a
two dajs' session that its 1500 delegates
aro not to be Influenced by banners or
"Thla is a life and! death struggle be
tween two great factions In Cook coun
ty," he added, "respectively by Con
gressman William Lorlmer and State's
Attorney Charies S. Dcnecn, with the
countrj' delegates holding the whip
hand, but so Jealous and loyal to the
Interests of their favorite sons that they
will not combine to exert their powers."
Six Months in Pen
for Killing Man
Montana Jury Finds John Peters
Guilty of Manslaughter, and
Fixes Light Sentence.
MISSOULA, IMont., May 11. A jury
today, after being out all night,
found John Peters guilty of
manslaughter and fixed his sen
tence at six months in the State peni
tentiary. Peters was greatly onraged,
fully expecting acquittal. The verdict
was a compromise one. Peters is a
rancher. He Dhot Allen S. Brown, an
other rancher, at Turah. near here, on
Vpril 29, In a quarrel over some dis
puted land. Peters pleaded self-defense
and showed that Brown was of a quar
relsome nature. The capture, trial, con
viction and sentence of Peters Is the
shortest on record In Montana, Peters
waving his statutory rights at every
stage and accepting bis sontencc im
mediately after the -verdict ,waa ron-(dered.
X MAN SAVES TRAIN,
BUT IS BADLY BEATEN
X BY WRECKERS
4- CHILLICOTHE, Mo., May 14.
"f- An attempt was mado today to -f
wreck passenger train No, 1
f on the "Wabash railroad, (the
Cannon Ball), which left St.
-f Louis last night bound for Omaha
and the northwest. James Dunn, -f
rural free delivery 4 carrier, went -f
to Sampsell station to get the
4- mail from the Cannon Ball. The
-f train was a few minutes late and -f
he walked up the track, lantern
-f in hand. A few hundred yards
from the station he found two
railroad ties thrown across the
rails. He removed the obstacles -f
4- and started back to the station.
f Before he had gono half the dls- -f
tancc, he was attacked by two -f
-f men who beat him almost into
insensibility and stabbed him.
-f His wounds are serious.
Frencji History in
Wonderful and Rich Furnishings
From the Grand Trianon During
Reign of Louis XIV.
Special to The Tribune.
ST. LOUIS. May 14. Priceless old
tapestries that adorned the walls
of the Grand Trianon at Versailles
during the reign of Louts XIV.
have been brought from the Garde
Mauble museum In Paris to decorate
the walls of the Hall of Slates in the
French Pavilion at the "World's Fair.
Even to the elaborate candelabra and
the door and window fittings, the hall
way is furnished in the stylo of that
period. The title of each tapestry Is
woven into the fabric and thc effect
produced by the silk and metal resem
bles an old and rich oil painting
On the first tapestry appear the
escutcheon and coat-of-arms of the
King. On another Is the scene at the
seige of Douay In 1666, when King
Louis XIV. narrowly escaped dath
coming out of the trench, a cannon ball
from the city killing tho horse of a
bodyguard. The audience given by
King Louis XIV. at Fontalncblou to
Crrdlnal Chlgl Is thc subject of another,
.-.ml the fourth represents the triumph
ant entry of the King Into Dunkirk af
ter having won the city from the Eng
lish. The French building at the exposition
Is a reproduction of thc historic build
ing at Varsallles where the rich furn
ishings were first placed.
in Russia Shaken
Recent Developments Concerning
Weakness in Kuropatkin's Army
Is the Cause.
PARIS, May. 11. French confidence in
Russian prowess Is much broken as
a rosult of the recent developments
concerning the weakness of Gen.
Kuropatkin's land forces. Thc early Ja
panese successes wcro accepted as merely
preliminary. It being believed by thc offi
cials and public hero generally that Kuro
patkln was concentrating a vast force, ap
proximately ,(") men, which eventually
would annihilate tho smaller Japaneso
Tho military experts of tho Figaro and
other leading Journals havo Bought to
demonstrate thact Kuropatkin's success
was a mathematical cortalnty on tho
grounds that hi force was four times
greater than that of tho JapaneHo. But
tho reports of tho laBt ten days havo
havo shown a constant shrlnkago of Ku
ropatkin's army, until now It Is genorully
accepted In official circles that ho has
not over 200.000 men. Including those locked
up at Port Arthur and In other garrisons.
Tbo announcement that the Russian
commander has put off taking the offen
Hlvo until Julv In order to secure rein
forcements als to tho bollcf that
his strength has heretofore boon greatly
overestimated However, tho officials and
thc public generally contlnuo to bellovo
that Kuropatkln 1 working a stratoslo
plan, attracting tho Japanese far Inland,
whero ultimately he will overwhelm them.
Tho feollng of confidence, however, lo
Senator Will Be Unable to Attend
the Republican Convention at
Special to Tho Tribune
WASHINGTON". D. C, May H.-Scn-ator
Heyburn today stated that
important matters will prevent
hlo attendance at tho Pocatello
convontion. He will, however, bo present
at tho Moscow convention In August,
Tho contract for tho construction of tho
school building, hospital employees' quar
tern and Installation of steam heat and
water svatom In tho same at Carson In
dian school. Carson City, Nov., was to
day awarded to W. D. Lowell of Dca
Moines, la, The contract. price Is ?37,DW,
SHARP FIGHT NEAR LIAO YANG,
BETWEEN RUSSIANS AND JAPS 1
NEWOHWANG, May 13. There is a persistent rumor, here of a sharp fight between the Jlns- M
sians and Japanese near Liao Yang, which it is impossible to confirm officially. Otherwise, according 9
to the lates authentic information regarding thc movement of the Japanese army, it is believed that if
the three divisions had passed Feng Wang Cheng toward Liao Yang, they would have lo go through '
the difficult mountain pass of Mao Tien Lygg, where they would be forced to turn back. It is not
believed that they would attempt this now, but rather turn toward Newchwang, establishing a base 'j
there and using the Liao river to get above to Mukden.
The censor here is passing almost nothing in the form of news and correspondents are threat
ened with expulsion. The Russian agent is watching the telegraph offices on the railroad between '
jSTewchwang and Shan Hai Kwang and reporting all messages filed to the local censor. ,
Supplies are being rushed out of this place and the Russian authorities are busy dismantling the )
gunboat Sivouch, preparatory to her ultimate destruction. i
JAPS OPEN FIRE
Off PORT BALI
Fierce Bombardn! of
Land Batteries Silenced,
Russian Troops Driven
Under Cover of Fire From Ships,
Troops "Were Landed; Combined
CIIEFOO, May 14. Admiral Katso
kas" fleet, thc third Japanese
" squadron, bean. a fierce bombard
ment of the defenses of Dalny this
morning. The land batteries were speed
ily silenced. Russian troops were again
seen in the neighborhood and driven out
of their positions by shells. Under
cover of the lire from the ships troops
were landed and a combined attack on
the city was undertaken. There is every
indication that the town is now in the
possession of the Japanese.
"When the dispatch boat Fawan ar
rived off Dalny early this morning a
heavy bombardment was in progress. As
the channel was thickly mined by the
Russians, Japanese Admiral Kattakao
hud issued strict orders that non-combatants
boats were lo be excluded, and
It was Impossible to get within the road
stead. Hence an accurate report of the
proceedings is impossible.
As far as it was possible to ascertain,
the armored cruiser Takumo, four other
cruisers, one frunboat and one battle
ship, having' cleared the channel, en
tered thc harbor shortly after daylight
and began a heavy lire, which was still
In progress at noon.
It is estimated that 20,000 Japanese
troops are Investing the town, and there
Is every reason lo believe- that they de
livered the assault this nfternoon and
are now in possession of thc city.
1L Is understood that the landing of
the second army was completed yester
day at Pltsewo. There are now GO.000
Jupanepp troops on the peninsula.
Lost, Says Berlin
Military and Political Leaders in
the German Capital Take
B12RL.IN, May lo. The newspapers of
all parties have bengun vying1 with
ono another In praise of Japaneso
military genius and In prophecies of
thc continued defeat of the Russians. Sov
ural morning Journals openly declare that
thc Russian cause Is lost, ono Intimating
that Russia will prefer to make an at
tempt lo recover her prcstlgo In another
sphcrci evidently meaning in southern
Asia ralhor than to contlnuo the strug
gle In Manchuria Indefinitely.
This change of tono pervados not only
the military criticisms, but the political
leaders alike. Tho National Zeitung,
which 1h regarded as tho principal organ
of the Foreign office, predicts that China
will side with Japan as soon as Port Ar
thur falls, and characterizes tho Russian
attempt to hold Manchuria as equally
rash in conception and defective In execu
tion. Tho suggestion of! a St. Petersburg
newspaper that It Is tho duty of the civi
lized nations to threaten China with an
armv of occupation If she shows Indlca'
tlons of taking sides Is treated a-s puerile.
The powers have allowed Russia to havo
her way In Manchuria morcly because
they wero disinclined to ro-cntor upon
Chlncso adventures. '
Callers at White House,
"WASHINGTON, May 14. Archbishop
RIordan of San Francisco and Bishop
Conaty of Los jVngeleH called on the
President today to pay their respcctB
and to thank him for a recent appoint
ment In which 'they were Interested,
Three Hundred Beach Vancouver,
Victims of What Appears Fake
SEATTLE, Wash., May 14. Two hun
dred laborers from Kansas City arrived
at Vancouver, B. C, yesterday and 100
more reached there tonight, over the
Canadian Pacific, all the victims of
what appears to be a fake employment
agency scheme operated from Kansas
City. One hundred, men, also from' the
Southwest, have come to Seattle over
tho Burlington In thc past few days,
victims of the samo scheme. They were
hired by the Alaska and- Yukon Con
Hl ruction company, room 20, No. 15
West Ninth street, Kansas City, and
promised extremely high wages to fio
to Alaska for work In building thc
Alaska Central & Yukon railway from
As a matter of fact no railway is be
ing built from Vnldez. The Alaska Cen
tral railway Is being built by the Tan
ana Conetructlon company from Sew
ard. Officials' of these two latter com
panies pronounce the Kansas- City
scheme a swindle.
The stranded men at Vancouver have
appealed to the American Consul, and
he is Investigating the matter. Tho
men paid no money for commission to
the Kansas City people, but put up
only railway fare to Coast points, being
promised that part of that would be re
bated: that free transportation would
be furnished from here to Valdez, and'
that they would get good Jobs. The al
leged agents shipped the men in large
lots, securing low railroad rates there
by, and charged the men full fare, the
difference being the prollt.
Thirty-Fifth Annual Meeting: of Y.
M. C. A. of North America
BUFFALO, May 14. The thirty-fifth
annual convention of thc Young
Men's Christian Association of
North America practically ended
today. One business session was held
end the delegates visited Niagara. Falls
this afternoon, returning1 for tonight's
meeting. A mass meeting and church
services on Sunday will bring1 the con
vention to a close. The selection of the
place for holding the International con
vention for 1007 was left in the hands of
the international committee.
A report was road from M. Danner of
Denver, telling of the work of tho asso
ciation's health farm. The report
showed that already eighty-four Y. M.
C. A. members had been admitted to the
farm. The property is valued at $12,000,
and there are forty-two endowed tents
The report of the committee on cre
dentials showed that 1G2S delegates were
The principal address tonight was de
livered by Frank A. Strong, one of the
vice-presidents of the convention and
chancellor of Kansas State university.
A reception in honor of Miss Helen
Gould was held at the Y. M. C. A. build
ing between 4 and C o'clock. About 600
women greeted Miss Gould.
WAITS JAPS FIGHT
ST. PETERSBURG. May 14. The
army organ Is disinclined to believe
that Hai Cheng is the Japanese ob
jective. It says the division of guards
now marching in that direction will
probably sweep northward toward Liao
Yang, followed by the forces now at
Suiyan Chow, and combining with the
division reported to be at Somaltzl,
make a combined attack on Liao Yang.
Thc Novoo Vremya's expert estimates
tho forco advancing against Liao Yang
at 100,000 men, with 50.000 horses and
270 guns, and believes the Russians are
retiring1 upon their base.
"It is a critical and anxious moment,"
the paper continues, "Gen. Kuropatkln
allowing the enemy to take the offens
ive, watching for a favorable moment
to strike a decisive blow."
Blaze in an Omaha Resort.
OMAHA. Miy 14. A serious lire broko
out at midnight In a pavilion at Krug
park and sprc:wi to a number of other
buildings. Tho park Is a summer resort
llvo mllos from tho center of tho city, and
was to havo been opened Suiiday.
HEARST WILL NOT I
BOLT TICKET I
Says He Will Support I
jof Course, He Would Like I
to Receive the Nomina- . H
tion Himself. H
Declares That He Has Hade Hi
Fight "in Name of Progressive
WASHINGTON. May 54. William
R. Hearst wMll support the nom
lnee of thc St. Louis Democrat- j jH
ic convention, whoever he may j .
be. He today authorized the Washing- i ,
ton Post to make this statement, un-
equivocally. He ridiculed a story sent f '
from Albany that he and Mr. Bryan, i ,
Arthur Brisbane, Weaver of Iowa and '
others were planning a huge bolt and '
the formation of anew party. He said "H
he had been making his fight for thc
nomination in tho namo of progressive j
Democracy, but his fight had been k ,
within party lines and would continue
to be so. Whatever the result, he, In- '
tended personally and through his
newspapers to support the regular
"1 am for the St Louis nominee." 1 '
said Mr. Hearst to the Post. Having
uttered that plain-spoken sentence, he trlH
added with a smile: "I should, of T'H
course, like anj' other man, be honored m
and gratilled should the Democrats see f
fit to nominate me. But I do not hava t
to be bribed by ofllco to be a Democrat I
I have supported the Democratic ticket I
in the last five campaigns. I supported J
Cleveland three times and Bryan twice L
I intend to support the nominee of the It
party at St Louis, whoever he may be." f
The Interview was prompted by tho i
Albany dispatch which said that Mr.
Hearts, Bryan, Mr. Brisbane and a few
others were preparing to bolt "I have
not been able," he said, "to deny all the
foolish things that have been said
about me. I havo not even kept up with
all that has been said. But of all the tM
fool things, that Is 'fooller than all the
rest," and Mr. Hearst indulged In a
hearty laugh at tho new adjectlvo ho
"I have been making my fight for
the nomination in the name o progres
slve Democracy," he said. "1 have been
making my fight on party linos."
An Inquiry was made about the olg
niflcancc of soveral contesting: Hearst
delegations over the country.
"Every State convention of both
parties has contesting delegates," said
Mr. Hearst "Contests do not mean that
bolting- will follow. Some of my friends
have Instituted contests for delegates.
In certain cases contests have been in
stituted by my friends, in entire sin
cerlty on their part, which I would not
have sanctioned had the matter come to
my knowledgo in time. But these con- ,
tests can be settled In the umial way.
as they are settled in every National
convention. Please make It plain that
I stand for tho verdict of loyal Demo
crats, men who have been loyal to the
party and have not been Democrats at
pleasure. I am for men who have been
Democrats consistently for 'twenty
"But suppose the class yon suggest
as disloyal should be In control at St.
"I think there is no danger of that
It is 3afe to trust thc Democratic
masses," was the answer. H
"But they would be the people who 'M
sent ' these men to the convention In ,
a majority," to which remark ho as
scnted. Nevertheless he expressed the '
belief that loyal Dmocrats would be In Efl
control at St Louis and reiterated his IB
Intention to support the nominee of .
In fact his utterances were so direct
and emphatic on that point that no J,
room was left to doubt Mr. Hearst's ILI
loyalty and his intention to prosecute 'IH
! his campaign for the nomination within iH
the party lines, and not only to abide ri'H
Ijy the result, whatever It might be,
but to work for the ticket nominated.
Anxious to Sec Fighting. Ifl
MUKDEN. May 11. Grand Duke Boris Srl
has left here and rejoined Gen. Kuropat- lI'I
kin's staff at Liao Yang. Hie Grand Duka ?i flH
is anxious to see somu fightuux- i'H