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SjfjK leu Coming to
liter Senses. .
Lates to Republican Con
IJilion Show Disposition
vlllo Leave Leaders.
'rfle-td Contest Is Bearing Eenv
lkVL7on Those Who Want the
rolttL Smaller Places. J
v-rr'fi XGFIKLD. J II.. May lO.-For
'-t'UrJf, flrsi time- pim.-e the beginning
11J1'gjfJihe'tittniluck in the Illinois Re
citeii (Cbi,r j,i rommtion the delegates
uSSf iV! to show signs of breal-Jng
(here was evidenced a dls
'2j jomImvp the leaders,
e the (tlfgatea left town this
I'M ilr a"'5 t:,r"' of tnem tleclaretl
aftct f VouJJ not tonip back until some
i.h-iutoiial candidates got out
C 1' -'
J li ti r:re and made it possible to
j tt deadlock. Tlieir votes were
W tr lh- mote faithful of the dele
?i k ill some Instances a single dele
t:V. fwdr.f an entire county.
!' of Unrest.
I t fo. 'lng of unrest found vent in
OS yroJiKtior. of a resolution pro
e,Xc iiihit the convention proceed to
puliation of candidates 'for office
hs'a itbn Governor, but the proposi
"a jiu cheated. None of the guber
Vi pal Candidates wanted the resolu
L jo through, and the candidates
ck'T offices were too timid to in-
qoa !t. fearing such action would
: l&lr chances,
"b'i i Ecnnin Out of Money.
? frolocgtd fight is bearing heavily
3 s rr.-.n who want the smaller
S n All of them have- been main
v l Ludquartcrs wliich cost them
itt to 1100 a day As the salaries
', M officers in Illinois? are very
0 tnn the successful candidau-a
behind in a financial way when
5 (ZTtntlon adjourns. Some of them
ilklr htadipiartcrs today.
;Io Chnnge in Balloting.
W fc.WIots laltpn today were with
3 rtciable change in the result.
wk ilia's men continued to vole for
t throuRhout the day, but he
M i further gans, and on the last
l tonight Sherman's men returned
:ll b. The result of the ln?t ballot
2s & tonight. Hie fifty-seventh, way:
ufc e.W; Louden. 393'i; Deneen. SSS'A;
W.Jl, Hamlin, 10U; Sliermau, 4Z;
qjlh Talk of ChitrclL Union.
.J1", Ala May 10. The fortv
nral uratmbli' of the Southern
WPP'nan churf h convened here lodn .
important maitcr to come before
-"yBpably Is tho j.roposcd union of the
'iJC 3fnJ Soutltrra churches. The
'.5TK8 vof Hn' w,th Uie Dutch Kc
ffJthurch will also be considered.
sJfeland Presbyterian Assembly.
JlAS Tex. May 19. About 300
fflFWe present when the seven
WIfaDal aesembly of the Cumber
jlff 'Royterian church was called to
!lCly Dr E M- Tlnnln of Den
S 1, retrlng moderator, prr-ached
fcalnican Troops Defeated.
"itl'rfc,! m s,n Dmlngo nnuounco ac-
iJ;?, l Navnrto May II. Tho
a-nt troops were defeated, losing
jig m'" 'Ulled and sixty-seven
Still Hold Newchwang
Russians Insist That They Have
a Small Torco Occupying
ST. PETERSBURG, May 19,-The Ad
miralty denies that It has been offi
cially advised of the Japanese oc
cupation of Xcwchwang.
Instructions were issued to blow up the
Slvouch. the Russian gunboat thero, be-
NEW CHWANG, Way
19. It is reported here
from a reliable source that
the Japanese army on the
Yalu river has received a
heavy blow and has been
driven back to Feng Wang
In ifior of the
St. Petersburg- Celebrates, hut the
Emperor Was Not Present to
ST. PETERSBURG, May 19.-SL Pe
tersburg had a holiday today in hon
or of Emporor Nicholas, who was
born May 18, IStS. Tho city was ablaze
with color, the principal, streets were
gaily decorated, tho strcot cars, display
ing HagK, moved slowly on tho Novsky
and other thoroughfares, the ships moored
In the sparkling Neva were dressed and
tho churches were thronged during the
morning with officials and other persons
offering prayers for tho Emperor and the
success of the Russian arms in tho far
East. At noon tho dingy fortress on the
hanks of tho Neva fired an Imperial sa
luto of 121 nuns.
In provlous years 51 had been customary
for tho Emperor to hold a grand reception
at tho Winter Palncc, but tho absonce of
bis Majesty made it Impossible today. Tho
Joy of many ofliclals was Increased by
promotions and decorations, which were
gazetted In the Official Mcsscnuur this
Peasants, in holiday attire, were, grouped
at tho street corners, studying Gen Kur
opatkln's bulletins reporting that the Ja
panese are falling back, but tho nowa ap
parently did not occasion satisfaction be
cause It waV known even to tho lowliest
that ICuropalkin will not strike and that
norne time must elapse hoforo Russia, can
make her might felt. Therefore, on Im
patience was displayed at the failure of
the Russian commandcr-ln-chlef to follow
up his advantage. There was only mut
tered approval of the policy of waiting un
til the reinforcements to which tho Em
peror Taa bidding farewell reached Man-cburiu.
Plaiting- Mill Destroyed.
C1IICO. Cal., May 19. The Sierra Lum
ber company's immense new planing mill,
cash and door box factory, ofllcu and sev
eral million feet of lumber stored In tho
yard, together with several adj,acent resi
dences, burned this afternoon. Tho loss
will probably exceed Zm.dW.
Bombay Merchant Prince Dead.
LONDON, May 19. A well-known Bom
bay merchant prince. Jamsetjee Tata, died
today at Badnauhelm. German) . Tata
vlsifd the rnlted States In 1902 to secure
AmerKan co-operation in the working of
his Iron fields in India.
Instructions Issued to Blow TJp
tho Russian. Gunboat Bottled.
fore tho last Russians retired. As soon
n,s this Is accomplished the Russian com
mander will report to the authorities here.
The fact that nothing has boen received
convinces tho Admiralty that a small Rus
sian force Is Mill at -Nowchwang.
Thousands Are Near
Japs Also Massing Troops
Near There and a Battle
Brown Men Will Have Fifty Thou
sand Soldiers When Attack Is
Made on Town.
LONDON, May 20. A. G. Hales, the
correspondent of the Daily News,
cables from Tien Tsln aa 1'ollowa,
under date of May 19:
'It is reported that 70,000 Ruslans are
marching to the relief of Port Author.
I and the Japanese are consequently
hastening offensive operations.
"Fortj'-flve thousand troops already
have landed at Kin Chau and Tallen
wan, thus entirely investing Port Ar
thur. The Japanese advancu lines are
seven miles from the Russian batteries.
Skirmishes occurred yesterday along
"It is believed that the Japanese in
tend to attack Port Arthur with the
ontlre force when it numbere 50,000 men.
They are mounting six-Inch naval guns
on steel wheels, with the objcot of si
lencing the Russian batteries.
"The Manchtirlan railway, south of
Harbin Ik constantly broken by Chinese
marauders, and the Russians threaten
reprisals The Russians admit that
they have to contend with terrible dif
ficulties along the whole line. Their
men, however, are behaving splendidly
and they are very confident."
Seattle Woman Stricken After Assisting-
in Operation Upon
ST. PAULj May 19. Mrs. Stella
Hammond of Seattle. Wash., has
dropped dead here at the home
of her sister, Mrs. J. M. Savard,
after the latter had undergone a dan
gerous operation for cancer of the
stomach. Mrs. Hammond was in ap
parent good health. The nervous strain
of assisting at the operation is sup
posed to have brought on a stroke of
floss Was Over Fifteen Hundred Men f
j Killed, While the Japs Capture J
I ( Many Prisoners. i
T r.10, SIay Gen.. Kurokl reports that the Japanese losses at the battle of Klu Lien Cheng May 1 were: X
.jfi I Wiled, 5 offlcera and 218 men; wounded, 31 oflicera and 783 men. Thirteen hundred and sixty-three Russian
I k dead were burled and IS ofTicers and GDC men were made prisoners. The Japanese captured 211 quick-firing
I SorUn9, 15 am,"Unltlon Avagons, 1417 shells, S machine guns and 37.000 shells for these guns, 1021 rifle;) and
-Ai rUI,d 0t ammunltIon, 03 horsee, 10 wagons, 1244 cots and H41 tenta.
1 Feng V.'ang Cheng the Japanese captured 350 shells for mountain guns 1SS.00O rounds of rlllc ammunition, I
Pcota, 40,000 loaves of bread and other supplies, together with a quantity of tools and telegraph stores.
ffe unofilcially reported that small skirmishes are taking place south of Kin Chou. On the Llao Tung penln- X
w Japanese line extends from Chlnchaton to Chuleshan acrosa a ridge of hills a mile and a half north of
Hiou. Kin Chou io seven or eight thousand metres north of the narrowcyt part of the peninsula and
!KK,eS nrlh oC Poit A'tnur. The Japanese line, therefore, Is less than forty-five mites from Port Arthur.
JWMIc- cruising off Dalny this morning the dispatch boat Fawan was stopped and examined by the Japanese I
KTI i Sasi" Thc JaPanete ofliccrs Informed the Fawan that two Rues-Ian destroyers escaped from Port Ar- T
Mil- J 3lm at aTRQ- Tne stated that the Russians are using Chinese Junka to place mines in the path J
rmTrcv I,anCSC nc6t natrolIin the peninsula coast. I
Wjm y a,tc Informed the Fawan that they had mmk a tug and several Junks that were discovered placing
SlPlaUW)!?eqUCIlce of lhis Promiscuous mining the Japanese fleet Is moving to a greater distance off the const, 4
1 fi mJ.hcr navlcntlon in those waterp is suspended. There arc Indications that the Japanese destroyers have
W Y Inlnes oulBlde Port Arthur, hoping to catch the Russian destroyers.
l HH4iHfNHhH- lllill'l.HHI HfflfrmHHHWIifHHHIfrflfWH '
Engagement at Hsin
Two Thousand Russians Are
Killed and Wounded arid
Forced to Retrat.
Japanese Have Occupied Both Kai
Ping and Kai Chau Since
LONDON. May 20. The Standard's cor
respondent at Tlon Tsln wires that
whilo the Japanese fleet was cover
ing tho landing of troops near ICal
Chau on Monday a fierce engagflinont oc
curred at Hsin Yen Cheng. Two thousand
Russians were killed or wounded. The
Russians retreated and thc Japanese oc
cupied both Kai Ping and ICal Chau.
The Chinese Governor at Cheng Chow
lias recolved news, the correspondent
add, that the Russians have destroyed
tho railway between Tashl Qiao and
Special dispatches from Shanghai to the
London morning papers report that the
Shlkishima was sunk, while the Fuji and
thc Asama had to bo lowed away, badly
damaged. Presumably the Ruspians
wrongly Identified the. vessels, tho Shlk
ishima and tho Hatsuso being practically
The British sloop-of-war Esplcglo has
started from "VVe IIol Wal fr Now
chwang to protect British Interests there.
in a Fiji! Pen
One Hundred Union Coal Miners
Military Prisoners in Trini
TRINADAD, Colo., May 19. One
hundred striking union coal min
ers who refused to be registered
by the military authorities of
Animas county, which Is under martl;;l
law, were brought to this city today
as mlltary prisoners from the strikers'
camp near Ludlow.
They were forced to march eighteen
miles under cavalry escort. As the
county jail is already full, a bull pen
will be constructed In which the strik
ers will be herded.
MaJ. Zeph T. Hill, commanding the
military forces, decided on the policy
of registering all the 3000 Idle men in
the county In consequence to a number
of flies that have ocurrcd in the vicini
ty of the strikers' camps.
Shot at Lamp,
Man Falls Dead
Bullet Intended to Blow Out Light
Glances, Strikes Man's Head,
Splitting- It in Twain.
Special to Tho Tribune.
BUTTE. Mont., May 19. Advices from
Harlem, a small stock camp In tho
northern part of tho State, tell of tho
Instant killing of Jack Hackett, ono
of the crack shots of northern Montana,
by Howard Icbell, a companion. Hackett
and Inbell wcro drinking together, when
Hackett began boasting, declaring ho
could kill a rabbit 1C) yards away and
that ho could kill Isbell dead tin mackerel
three times that distance- and grabbing a
rifle he blazed away at iKbell Iflbell
dodged the bullet and pulllm? a six-shooter
from his pocket, opened llro at the
lamp to blow It out, thinking darkness
would put a stop to Hackctfs target prac
tice, but the bullet glanced, striking Hack
ett and splitting tho entire top of his
head In twain.
Will Spend Life
in Michigan Fen
Burglar Given Long- Sentence for
Stealing Three Dollars and
MASON. Mich.. May 19. Lewis Oli
ver, who. In company with Fred
Lcsaf-ge, stole three dollars and
two hats from a butcher shop,
has been given a life sentence In Mar
quette prison by Judge TS'lcst. It was
his third offense for burglary. Judge
Wlest says that the statute provides
that where a prisoner has been twice
sentenced for felony and Is again con
vlctod, he may be sentenced for life.
1 JAP SAILORS GODOWN WITH SHIPS I 1
I Six Hundred and Fifty Lives Were Lost I . j ' I
I Off Port Arthur on Sun- i I
I ' day Last. . I If 1
X TP0 iVay W-Vl-Admlral Togo has reported as follows: "A report from Rear" Admiral Dewa say that X 1 S'll 'j
f the cruiser Kasuga and Toshlno collided during a fog off Port Arthur on May 15. The ' Torino sank t I f I
X JL only nlnoty of her crew being saved. J.o..nino same, ij
4- "On the same day the battleship Hatsuse struck a Russian mine and Knnk " I fc'l
t Ar ',1.fir etaHB of the disaster, Vlce-Admli-al Togo says: "At fourteen minutes past one in the afternoon of 1 I W i!
X y J"a lleP tOS 0tt Port Arthur' th0 KaB "inmcd the Yoshlno, sinking tho latter in a fe y minutes t ' I 'l " ' M
Ninety of her crew were saved." The Kasuga carried a crew of 500 mon; the Toshlno 300 men ' ' X i'!- 1
X , ,,The aan, niornln' the Hutsuse. while cruising of Port Arthur, covering the landing of 'soldiers struck a" X ' 1 ' H
mlno ten knots southeast of thc harbor entrance. She signalled for help, and lnstantlv struck another mine I 1 lk H
She sank in half an hour. Three hundred of her crew were saved by torpedo boats." Her full complement was X ,
4- 741 men. 4 j W : ( IH
X ,usJh4UpkUri.s1nSUSa' menlIoned flbc'c- was Purchased by Japan from Argentina before the outbreak of host!- X j M f ; ' I
X The cruler Yoshlno was a steel vessel of 41S0 tons displacement; she was 3.30 feet long. IC feet wide and had X , " Klh i H
X a draught of 17 feet. Her indicated horse-power was 15,000 and her speod was 23 knots. She was built' In 189" X HElU ' I
4. She carried four C-inch, eight i.7-inch guns and twenty-three S-pounders. Sho had five torpedo iubo and i com"' I'l 1 ;
J plement of 300. men. com" jM-A- ' j IH
4. The Hatsuse was a steel battleship of 15.000 tons displacement. She was 400 feet long, 76 feet wide and had X fc' ! ii IB
a draught of 27 feet. Her indicated horse-power was 16,300; she waa built in ISM, and her speed was 19 knots She X W'll ' V H
4- was armed with four 12-inch and fourteen 6-inch gunu, as well as thirty-two guns of: smaller calibre She' had $ I H
X four torpedo tubes and a complement of 741 men. 'X ffififl 1 IH
4HllllHfmH)IH MM 4 w, .' t I Si ' ' '"'H
Four More lo Be Chosen
Dr. Bashfsrd Selected on
the Fourth Ballet By
It Is Believed That Drs. Burt and
Neely Were Elected on tho
Fifth Ballot. .
LOS ANGELES, Cal., May 19.
Three additional bishops were
elected by the Methodist general
conference today, Dr. W. F. Mc
Dowell and Dr. Henry Spellmeyer on
the second ballot, which was announced
at the morning session, and Dr. J. "SV.
Bashford, chosen on tire fourth ballot
late this afternoon. The third ballot re
sulted in no election.
Four Of Uie eight blshopa to be
elected have thus far been chosen, as
follows: Dr. Joseph F. Berryr'Chicago;
Dr. Henry Spellmeyer. Newark, N. J.;
Dr. William F. McDowell, New York;
Tli- .Tnmnf TIT X3n oi Vil nolnwipn
The fourth ballot, which was an
nounced late thlo afternoon and which
resulted In the election of Dr. Bashford,
placed Dr. William Burt and Dr. T. B.
Neely next at the head of the Hat in
the order named, with 4C0 and 440 votes,
respectively. Dr. R. J. Cook had 394;
Dr. L. B. Wilson. 345; Dr. J. W. E.
Bowen (colored), 253; Dr. H. C. Jen
nings. 223; Dr. J. R. Day. 196; Dr.
George P. Eckman, 183; Dr. C. W.
Smith, 1C5; Dr. W. A. Quayle, 121: Dr.
G. H. Buchtcl. 31; Dr. G. F. Bovard. 14,
and Dr. Robert Mclntyre, 14. Sev
eral other candidates received small
The fifth ballot was taken just before
adjournment, and as a result of it it is
reasonably certain that Dr. William
Burt Is elected aa the fifth bishop, and
perhaps Dr. T. B. Neely as the sixth.
The rapid gain of Dr. R. J. Cooke and
Dr. L. B. Wilson plncfes them next In
order for election, provided the prece
dent of the election of the next highest
provails. Dr. Bowcn's loss of 18 votes
on tho fourth ballot is thought to be an
indication that he la out of the race, but
it does not necessarily affect his candl
diiov for missionary bishop.
Bishop Henry Spellmeyer has been
pastor during all his ministerial career
and for the last thirty years has occu
pied a charge In Newark, N. J. He is
accounted one of the most successful
executive men In the church. He has
acted as executive manager for the
present general conference.
Dr. William F. McDowell Is the
youngest of the four bishops thus far
chosen. He is 42 years old and for thc
last five years has been secretary of
the board of education. Previously he
gained fame on chancellor of the Uni
versity of Denver. He Is a graduate of
the Ohio Wcsleyan university.
Bishop James W. Bashford is 48 years
of age, a native of Wisconsin, and a
graduate of Wisconsin State univer
sity. He relinquished the presidency
of tho Ohio Wcsleyan university, which
he has held for thc last fourteen years,
to enter the Episcopacy.
Tho conference Instructed the Epis
copacy commlttco to hold a session to
night to consider the question of mis
sionary bishops to be elected and to re
port to the conference tomorrow morn
ing. It Is thought the committee will
recommend that at least three mission
ary bishops be elected.
Dies in Denver
Notable Personage in Western Char
itable and Religious Circles
DENVER. Colo.. May 19. Sister
Xavler, a notable personage in
Western charitable and religious
circles, died from apoplexy today
at SL Joseph's hospital, in this city.
She was a member of the order of the
Sisters of Charity and was a leading
factor in the founding and development
of various Institutions conneoted there
with. She was born In Ireland In JS37.
way a sister for over forty years and
was tho founder of St. Vincent's or
phanage of Denver, in which institu
tion she labored for the last twenty
one years. The funeral services will be
held next Sunday in the cathedral at
Leavenworth, Kan., and the interment
will be made in thc cemetery attached
to the mother house of the order of thai
ON THE ROCKS
PARIS, May 20. The
correspondent at St. Pe
tersburg of the Echo de
Paris says: "The Russian
cruiser Bogatyr grounded
during a fog on the rocks
near the entrance to Vlad
ivostok. Her position is
critical. The crew was
REPULSED BY JAPS
WASHINGTON. May 19. Advices
recolved at thc Japanese Legation from
Toklo, confirming the Associated Press
account of the sinking of the cruiser
Y'oshino and tho battleship Hatsuse,
state that after the Hatsuse had been
struck by Russian mechanical mines, a
Russian flotilla of sixteen torpedo boats
and destroyers appeared, but were re
pulsed by the Japanese cruisers, which
saved 300 of the Hatsusc's crew, in
cluding Admiral Naahlha and Capt,
Loses Out in Wyoming II I II
Republicans Set Him Aside ill ; , ;jl
and Select B. B. Broeks lap K M
of Natrona County. M'f ''I
Only Contest Was on Gubernatorial flit'1'' ' I l
Nomination, Which Was SoUled " filial' ' I
on the Pirst Ballot, LlS-'i! H
Speolal to The Tribune. 1 . I f '
LARAMIE, Wyo., May 13. The Re- i'''- ' LH
publican State convention completed I j j jH
its labors at C o'clock this afternoon. MK J t I
I making thc following nominations: T ' iih
r Governor B. R. Brooks of Natrona lifil' 1 If iiH
countv. ;b2 r , M
Congressman Frank W. Moudcll of tt' I 'i
Weston county. Sat' I rVI
Treasurer William C. Irvine of Lara- jfiE; !'
mle county. sOi' I !n
Justico of Supreme court Cyrus Beard 'ififlih
of Uintah county jjjji'.-
Presidential electors J. M. Wilson of ifffa' ' '
Converse county, J, W. Crosby of Big iHr'fy ' ifl
Horn county, Ora Haley of Albany coun- Elr ' ' MIiib
Delegates to National convention Sen- lu '('' I aH
ator Warren of Cheyenne. Senator Clark 13 ! ' 1 11
of Evunston. Congressman MondcII of m& - j !
Newcastle, N. Is- Boswell of Laramie, J. 5 mSn tl ' IH
E, Cotjgrlff of Rawlins and J. E. Oliver iS'jtB'
of Buffalo 830; f
Tho State Central committee re-elected Wt ' !) 'iifl
J. A. Vanorsdel of Choyenno as chairman l(w ' 'Iih
and R. F. Fuller, assistant Secretary of Swfi'H. I
Statn, as sccrctarj- Rw' I
Thc platform Indorses President Roof- ftfllii' 1j
volt, commends to AVyouiin? dcleRallon I'Lt' '! Iiih
in Congress, )oInts to the brilliant roc- Hfe' ' j
ord of Congressman MondcII, deplores the llfxi' s IIiih
death of Governor Deforest Richards, op- Mi3 ' ' JiH
poses including agricultural lands in for- mul' '' ' JiH
est reservos, commends tho ndmlnlstra- 'iMrlr i: iH
tlon of affairs In Wyoming InauKiirated WBjP ?K , IH
by Governor Richards and executed by '?t B' ' ' IH
acting Governor Fenlmoro Chatterton, lafSi'N I JiH
and pledges the State's support to tho ''sRSsi'F IH
platform of tho National convention. fiai lP liH
Tho only contest was on Oovernor, Mr. SfltBfi- kiH
Brooks defeating Fenlmoro Chatterton by fmU '' IniiH
r vote of olghty-thrco to forty-ono on the EH bWu ' lH
first ballot. BnfK'H iH
English Press Sympathizes. fjjp'l f'
LONDON, Jlay 2). The .English news- IR&1:'H "
papers express the greatest regret and lain. ' I
sympathy ?.t Japan's 111 luck In losing two BwKr ' 1
warships. They consider It due purely to I9!w' ' 1 iiiB
accident, probably to derelict mines, not fiKlfc i '
believing that thc Russians placed mines IHu ' , I H
at such a distance. imSn ' IiiH
Nominated for Congress. fl .5' , j
Thirteenth Ohio District David R. 1 H; ' I 'H
Crosslnger, Democrat. m it
First Illinois district Martin B. Mad-' . ' IH
don, Republican. W Cr . IH
Warships Still Float I I
St. Petersburg- Not Advised of De
struction of Japanese Pighting"
ST. PETERSBURG! May IP. Tho Ad
miralty has no confirmation of tho
reported destruction of the Japanese
battleships Sklklshlma and FliJI. "I
havo always hud tho belief," said ono of
the most prominent Admirals of the Clcn- 1
Prominent Admiral of General Staff 1;I - 1 '
Believes Vessel Would Pay for 1 '
Petropavlovsk. s . ,
cral Staff, "that tho Sklklshlma would CW 'i 'lil
pay for tho Petropavlovsk." The report lH is' '" '
of tho sinking of tho two Japanese ships fljli I 'liiH
might bo well founded, as. the official BtftfiVt Miia
press dispatches I from Llan Ytilig rciiorc 'I ' IH
the Japanese fleet as cruising off. I'oi-t Bffl: ,
1 ur dally.