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iKii XLVII. lo. 151 SaXjT Lake Oity Utah, "Wednesday Mojustsg, Septeiber 11-, 1901. 12 raGES.Fros Cents.
I Sam 111 lave
Wili 'Prebably Re
in in Port Until
'eeds New Boilers and Eight
its Will Be Necessary to
Put Them Iru
R BAY, Sept 13. Russia's
fcrulscr, Lena, which put into
f San Francisco last Sunday,
ly from Vladivostok, either
$to leave that port within a
B' prescribed by this Govern
wlll have to dismantle. That,
tcan be slated authorltatlve
aeclslon of the American Gov
I inie Needed by Ship.
Goodrich's report of his in
n, telegraphed the Navy de
shows that to make tempo-
!wirs to the boilers and ma
lt the Lena, according- to the
yjgerts' opinion, would require
.jlHew Boilers Wanted.
pjitain of the vessel claims that
few boilers and If the reauest
&cwed to put these In as ar
tless than eight months time
squired to make the change.
.-NT ABOUT THE LENA.
IMsburg Press Devotes Much
jCto Telegrams About Ship.
,jERSBURG, Sept. 14. 7:20 a, m.
iHVpers today devote much space
Mn3 regarding the arrival of tho
sKLiisport Lena at Sair Francisco,
jAK little In tho way of comment,
HifNovoo Vrumya, which says:
iAlled Stated has already tukon
,HbrccautlonB against any repctl
'e Rycshltclnl afTalr." and adds:
pearanca of tho transport has
Smrown a panic Into the contra
Bf the Pacific coast and created
'sensation throughout Europe.
Jwlng how the slightest succesa
JJMrt of Russia creates apprehen
?Kghout tho rest of tho world."
ERS FOR PRESIDENT.
Iration in Favor of Pvoosevelt
L'0, N. Y., Sept. 13. The pub-
DSPns held last' night by the
od of Locomotive Firemen of
fnow In convention In this
rad up In a demonstration for
I Roosevelt. The hall was
raster Hanrihan of the Uroth
t as just drawing his address
and he had called attention
tit tha.t a New York newspa
rltlclsed the President bcoauso
icepted an honorary membcr
le Brotherhood of Locomotive
i say," said the grand master,
Lthe President of the United
r- any of Its citizens does
forae than accept membership
organization he will neither
2 ill-will nor deserve tho cen
ny of his fellow men.
rest of the public, and par
those who are Intrusted with
tlon of, our Government and
ffemont of the Nation's preat
jrlses. would do as the Prcsl
l meet us upon a common
re would be fewer strikes and
i and more of peace and good
to industrial world."
;has the President done for
DUted a man.
realdept." the grand master
has proven to the organized
aen of this country that he
itereat In their welfare by ac
ti honorary membership In an
ion of men whose faces are
Sby smoke and dust, and daily
ly face the gravest dangers."
aurst of cheering followed.
I the demonstration the men
age eat silent.
Jdo labor troubles.
l. of Indorsing Course of Gov.
jjji ody Promises Contest.
Jj ER, gCpt. i3.Whlle the rc-
on of Gov. James H. Peabody
fa Republican Stato convention In
J i , tomorrow Is a foregone con
0 surface Indications point to
aver the Indorsement of tho
ft s actions In connection with
j r troubles. Delegates hended
5 Senator Samuel V. Newell,
JjEcandldato for the Gubernalor
5Bnatlon, advocates a law and
Mmk. but disapproves any ln
M?t of the deportation of strlk
im' their homes thai have taken
MM body's managers claim over
852 delegates are for the Gov
k) convention will nominate
tffrtato ticket, Congressuum-at-ijJH&PreHldenUal
World Powers Asked
to loterveoc so War
Interparliamentary Union at vSt.
Louis Adopts Besolutions of
ST. LOUIS, SepL 33. Tho Important
buelncss for which the Interparliamentary
union assembled was transacted at tho
second ."jcsslon, which was held today.
With 'great unanimity these representa
tives of fifteen different national parlia
ments adopted two resolutions of far
In one the powers of tho world are
asked to Intcrvcno now in tho Russlan
Jnpanesn war. In tho other the nations
of tho world are Invited to participate In
a second session of The Haguo confer
ence and President Roosovclt is requested
to Isauo tho call.
The measure looking toward interven
tion In the far East was adroitly amend
ed. Originally tho resolution provided for
Intervention "at the proper time." Tho
last four words, however, were stricken
out on the ground that Immediate Inter
vention Is necessary.
Delicate Hint Thrown Out.
Count Goblet D'Alvlclla of Belgium was
responsible for this amendment. It was
also the Belgian Senator who brought
about tho insertion of a phrase calling
for Intervention of the powers "Jointly
and separately," and the hint waa deli
cately but Informally thrown out In this
connection that tho President of tho
United States could most properly tender
RED MEN ELECT OFFICERS.
Great Council at St. Joseph Agrees to
Revise Its Law.
ST. JOSEPH, Sept. 13. The Red Men
of the United States elected the follow
ing oflicez-a today: Great inco'hone,
Thomas II. Watts, Alabama; great
prophet, Thomas G. Harrison, Indiana;
great senior sagamore, John W, Cherry,
Virginia; great Junior sagamore, W. A.
S. Bird, Kansas; great chief of records,
Wilson Brooks, Illinois; great keeper
of the wampum, Thomas J. Bell, Mas
sachusetts. There was an animated discussion of
a proposed revision of the laws, by
which saloonkeepers, bartenders and re
tall liquor dealers are to be barred from
membership of the Red Men. The
amendment was presented by Past
Great Ineohone Robert T. Daniel, chair
man of the committee on revision of
laws, and was adopted by a safe ma
The' amendment alo provides that
any member who shall engage In the
retail liquor buslne&s after having been
.admitted to the order shall be liable to
'suspension. It is not Incumbent upon
the State councils to accept this new
law, but lt Is recommended to them for
Another amendment similar in char
acter, which was also accepted, pro
vides that should any branch of the
order hold any ball or other entertain
ment on Sunday It Is liable to have Its
charter revoked If any intoxicating
liquor Is sold at such entertainment.
Gift enterprises and other lotteries arc
JEALOUSY CAUSES TRAGEDY.
Woman Sets Fire to Her Skirts and
With Husband Is Cremated.
SIOUX CITY. Ia., Sept. 13. Mrs.
Henry Tolcr of Butte, Neb., in a quar
rel Inspired by Jealousy of her husband,
went to their room and saturated her
clothing with kerosene. Coming out,
she seized him and held him tightly
while she set lire to her skirts with a
match. Struggling to break from her,
the man tore from the house, but his
wife held to him, communicating the
ilames and oil to his clothing.
When she was so badly burned that
she became unconscious her husband
broke from her grasp, and with his
clothing a mass of llames rushed to a
deep cistern at some distance from the
house and leaped Into IL His cries had
attracted the attention of neighbors,
who rescued him in a dying condition.
Mrs. Tolcr was found horribly burned
and in agony. She was wrapped In
heavy cloths and the fire extinguished,
and she recovered far enough to tell the
story of her attempt to burn herself and
her husband to death. Then she became
unconscious and the physicians say she
GERMANY TO AID RUSSIA.
History of Alleged Agreement Ar
. rived at Between Countries.
LONDON, Sopt. 13. The Times, In a
special article, gives tho history of an al
leged understanding arrived at between
Germany and RuhbIo, which, lt bellovc3,
took definite shape at tha time of the
commercial ncgotlatloiiH at Nordcrnfy In
July and which will nocure to Russia
Germany's support In tho ulllinati settle
ment pf terms of pcacA with Japan and
to Germany, bo far as Russia Is concerned,
a frco hand In future for tho carrying out
of her scheme of world politics on lines
of least resistance In China, namely,
where lt will com In contact only with
Emperor William, in eceklng this agree
ment, tho article oayo, believed RU89l.v
would bo eventually victorious, and his
good will has already enabled Russia to
send hor finest troops from the western
provinces to the far East, and to a cer
tain oxtent dlsmantlo tho western fort
resses of Russia of alego guns for tho
Beat of war.
Besides facilitating Russian purchases
of ships and war material in Germany, lt
was also intonded that tho warships at
Port Arthur and Vladivostok should be
given rofuge at Klao Chou In order to bo
available at tho conclusion of the war. In
tho hands of German diplomacy for ex
ercising pressuro upon Japan In conclud
Tho disgrace Into which Prince Ouktom
sky, tho Russian naval commander at
Port Arthur, has fallen clvc3 the moos
uro of the Importance attached to this
movement in St. Petersburg.
tllHHIIIIHHIHHM Ut-H HIHMHIHIIHmUM k JH-H4-H- UltHIHHt f
I; Bo You Favor Church Bail In Utah? f
- - -4-
If you aro opposed, to church interforenco in political and publio school affairs, if you are tired of 4-
apostolic direction of matters whoroin tho pcoplo aro interested regardless of creod, if you desire toseo I
" " Utah on an. equality with other American States, you aro invited and roquested to attend the new party T
meeting at tho Grand thoator at 8:15 o'clock this ovening.
All men and women of Utah who aro in sympathy with the purposes of tho new party will be X-
welcomed. The meeting will bo strictly for thoso who aro willing to vote or work to rid Utah of tho T
blight of ecclesiastic domination. Several interesting speakers will be heard, thoro will bo important T
business transacted and tho new organization will bo formally launched. X
II Grand theater, 8:15 o'clock this evening. T
! BANDITS LOOT
Dynamite Safe and
Amount Secured Is Placed at
$10,000 to $20,000 in
Hold-Up Takes Place on Rock Island
Hailroad, Near Letts,
DES MOINES, la., Sept. 13. Five
bandits perpetrated a successful hold
up of a passenger train on the Rock
Island near Letts shortly after mid
night this morning. Express officials
say that the robbers secured no money,
though the safe was blown open and
the contents taken, averring that the
safe contained merchandise of some
value, company papers In transit, etc.,
but no money. Others aver that the
bandits secured $10,000 to ?20.000. A
posse of 100 men is in pursuit of the
Where Robbery Occurred.
The robbery occurred at Whisky Hol
low, six miles out of Muscatine and
near Frultlnnd. The train, known as
No. 11, Is a through Chicago and Kan
sas City train. The robbery was at the
end of a sharp curve and exactly where
a similar hold-up was endeavored two
years ago by the Chicago car barn
The engineer, as the train rounded
the curve, saw a red lantern on the
track and stopped the train. Immedi
ately the engine, express cur and bag
gage cur were boarded by the robbers,
apparently five In number.
A fusillade of shots was fired along
the sides of the train to prevent inter
ference by passengers.
The messenger of the express car
was compelled to open the door. The
car safe was dynamited and the con
tents taken, after which the engine
crew was compelled to return to the
passenger coaches, the engine cut off
and the robbers, mounting It, ran lt
west through Letts and to within two
miles of Columbus Junction, where the
engine was left standing on the track.
Probably Railroad Men.
The manner In which the robbers
handled the engine, their knowledge of
the fact that Letts waa a closed sta
tion at night and the selection of a
point contiguous to Columbus Junction
to abandon the engine, convinces the
officers that the robbers, or some of
them, are experienced railroad men.
Express Messenger Macgulre, who
had charge of the car. wired this morn
ing that the safe was a local one and
that the car had not been damaged and
that he was now on his way to Kansas
City with the train.
Division Superintendent Quick stated
that the safe was opened at Davenport
and that the money directed to that
station was left there. The only other
place where the safe would bo opened
would be at Trenton. Mo. All money
Intended for Kansas Clty-'goes over the
Bloodhounds on Trail.
Two packs of bloodhounds are work
ing upon supposed trails of the robbers.
The one near Columbus Junction struck
a trail three hours after lt was made
by the robbers,
A message received from the posse
states that the hounds aro following
the trail and going In the direction of
Delta,. upon the Mississippi, where the
country is overgrown with stunted
DETAINED ON STEAMER.
Immigration Officials Likoly to Do
port a Stationary Engineer.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sopt. 13. Gustavo
H. Llss, a stationary engineer, Is detained
on tho steamer Korea by tho Immigra
tion officials Ho Is en route to Crip
ple Creek. Colo., to work for his undo,
H. Von Hermort, a mining superintend
ent. Llss was born In Java twenty-four
years aco. He admitted that he had
como to this country at the Invitation of
his uncle, who had promised him em
ployment at his calling at wages of 4100
per month. A special board of Inquiry
will try the case and young Llss prob
ably will be doportml.
Paying Off Its Loan.
ST. LOUIS. Sept. 13. President
Francis today signed a warrant for
$500,000, the regular semi-monthly pay
ment on the Government loan of $1,600,
000. The money will bo paid Into tho
St. LouIb sub-trcaur- tomorrpw
OS Helylogial Hill
Awful Carnage on Snlall Area on Bat
tlefield at Liao
LIAO YANG. Sept. 5. via ,TIcn Tsln,
Sept. 13. Describing tho field of tho sev
eral days' lighting here, an Associated
Press correspondent says: The spectacle
presented by Helyingtai hill has seldom
been equalled in any war. Tho top of this
hill Is less than a quarter of p. mile long.
The crest of lt, as well as the elopes and
ravines, was literally honeycombed with
trenches, ditches and furrows for shelter.
Trenches and counter-trenches ran In
every direction, testifying to tho number
of nttacks made and tho different points
from which theso assaults had been at
tempted. Mowed Down Like Grain.
Close to tho summit of tho hill were
the bodies of 200 dead Russians. They
lay whoro they had fallen, their rifles In
their hands or on tho ground near them.
It appeared that theso men had attempted
to advance in open order and that tho
entire line had been mowed down by the
Japaneso firo when It was almost upon
the trenches. The bodies wero bloated
and black. They had laid there In tho
sun, for tho firing was so constant und
fierce that tho Japanese had been unablo
to bury them.
Awful Scene of Carnage.
Many other corpses strewed tho fields
below tho hills. Many shells had fallen
on tho hill, tearing pits and furrows In
the ground. Fragments of steel wero
everywhere under foot. Several Russian
drums, two or threo hundred Russian,
rlllea and a number of cooking pots, all
torn and shattered by shot und aholl,
were lying round about.
Blood Smeared Everywhere.
Bayonets were twisted and broken, and
on the ground thero wero the rags of
uniforms and soldiers' caps, all torn by
shot and soaked In blood. Blood was
smeared everywhere In tho trenches and
on tho turf, and It was Impossible to take
a step without treading on bullets.
Only Ono Point on Field.
Tt was difficult for an observer to be
lieve that an area of equal extent had
over before been the scene of such car
nage and Helyingtai hill wus only a dngle
point of tho battlefield, every foot of
which had been bitterly contested for two
days and two nlshts.
Many( Burned Out Firms at Idaho
Falls Are Opening Up.
Special to The Tribune.
IDAHO FALLS. Ida.. Sept. 13. The
debris from the fire of Sunday night
Is being removed by a large force of
men. A number of linemen are re
strlnglng . telephone and city electric
wires. It was necessary to put In a
number of new poles to replace those
burned. Manager Grim says the wires
will all be In place Wednesday.
Manager Wright of the Consolidated
Wagon and Machine company has re
sumed business, with offices In one of
his warehouses, and a full corps of
clerks. Several of the other burned out
firms have secured quarters and will
open as soon as their Insurance Is ad
Justed. O. K. Wilbur was busily engaged In
seeking new quarters while his stock
was burning. The adjusters for most
of the Insurance , companies Involved
are In the city and are adjusting the
losses In a fair and equitable way.
Quite a number of visitors, both from
the country and neighboring towns, are
in the city viewing the ruins.
JOKE COSTS LIFE.
Sheep Herder Who Tried to Play
Hold-Up Shot and Killed.
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash., Sept. 13.
George Reed, a sheep herder and cat
tle drover, waa shot and killed last
night by Patrolman Robert S. Cayou.
Reed, who was drunk, tried to hold up
Harry Hamlin to frighten him. Hamlin
thought lt a real hold-up and notified
Cayou, who sUirted after Reed Cayou
also thought Reed was a highwayman.
He commanded him to hold up his
hands. Reed fired at the officer, who in
return shot three times and hit Reed
twice. Reed died Instantly.
BISMARCK NEAR DEATH.
Oldest Son of Late Prince In Suffering
With Cancer of Liver.
FR1RDRICHSRUHE, Sept. 13. Prlnco
Herbert Bismarck's condition Ib most
grave. His sister, Countess Von Rant
zau, hns been summoned to Join the rest
of thtj f;lmlly, who nrc already at Frled
rlchsruhc. His malady is cancer of tho
liver and his catie Is hopolcHs.
Prlnco Herbert Is tho eldest son of the
late Prince Bismarck. He was born In
Berlin, December 23, 1&I9. and married
Margaret, Countess Hoy in 192.
11 CALL HALT
ON YELLOW HEN
Powers Likely to Shut
China M. '
Will Intervene t Show Hor
What Limits of Nsu-
Reports Indicate That Celestials Aro
to Becomo Actual Allies of
ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 13. The
reports that Chinese troops are concen
trating In the valley of the Liao river
are causing considerable concern here.
The Bourse Gazette thinks It Is entirely
probable that the Chinese Government
will formally propose to undertake to
guard and to administer the territory
actually occupied by the Japanese,
Auxiliaries to Japanese Army.
"To thl9 Japan doubtlesy will readily
acquiesce, as it will relieve Japan or
guarding her lines of communication.
In other words, regular Chinese troops
will become auxiliaries of the Japanese,
and the Japaneye army, thus relieved
of the necessity of protecting Its- lines,
stores and land transport, will set free
all the strength of the Japanese forces
to operate against Russia. China thus
would become actually the ally of
Japan. If the reports are confirmed,
not only Russia, but other powers, must
Intervene to show China what the
limits of neutrality mean."
Is an Uncertain Quantity.
China has been all along an uncer
tain quantity, from which any develop
ment or complication might be expect
ed. No one knows precisely what pres
sure, radical or political, Japan may be
able to bring to bear upon tho great
silent empire. The logical belief al
ways has been thnt China would en
deavor to do its utmost to refrain from
taking side In the present contllct, in
order that she might be In a position
to make tho best terms possible with
the ultimate victor: but it is realized
that a continued Japanese advance Into
the heart of Manchuria might exert a
powerful Infiuence upon both the Chi
nese peasantry and the nearby Ill
controlled regular troops which the
weak central Government at Peking
might find lt difficult to curb, thereby
precipitating serious complications
upon the sceno of actual hostilities.
Quiet at the Front.
No change is reported in the situa
tion at the front, and no confirmation
is obtainable here of the reports that
Gen. Kurokl Is moving northeast of
Mukden, but the. authorities are notice
ably more reticent than usual.
Japs South of Bianiupuza.
The Emperor received a telegram
from Kuropatkln announcing that a
considerable force of Japanese has been
seen about thirty-six kilometers south
west of Blnnlupuza. No further en
gagements are reported.
War Offlco Enters Denials.
The War office authorized the Asso
ciated Press to deny the report circu
lated by the Morning Post of London
to the effect that 3000 men of LleuL
Gen. Zassalltch's corps have been cap
tured; to deny the report from the samo
source that he has been wounded, and
to also deny the statement from Toklo
that dum-dum bullets were used by the
Russlnns at Llao Yang.
Ouktomsky to Bo Recalled.
The report published In Paris today
that Rear Admiral Prince Ouktomsky
had been tried by court-martial, sen
tenced to death and shot for disobey
ing the order not to return to Port
Arthur after the sortie of tho Russian
squadron August 10 Is untrue. He has
not been tried by court-martial, but will
' JAP LOSS AT LIAO YANG.
Over Seventeen Thousand Men Killed
TOKIO, Sept. 13. An approximation
of the Japanose casualties In the bat
tle of Llao Yang, based on reports of
chiefs of the medical corps of the ar
mies engaged, covering the lighting:
from August 25, gives the total of killed
and wounded at 17,530 men, divided as
In the center army, under the com
mand of Gen. Nodzu, -IDDU men.
In tho right army, under the com
mand of Gen. Kurokl, 1SCG men.
In the left army, under tho com
mand of Gen. Oku, 7681 men.-
Theso casualties Included 136 officers
klllod and 464 officers wounded, Tho
Electricity Used as
s Weapon of far
Brown Men Strike Live Wires in Ono
of Bloodiest Affrays of Conflict
jEN. KUROKI'S HEADQUARTERS
IN THE FIELD, Monday. SepL 5, via
Tientsin, 'SepL 13. Tho battlo of Llao
Yang waa concluded this morning after
almost seven days of, continuous fight
ing. Gen. Kuropatkln was defeated, but
after holding his ground for four day3
ho effected a masterly retirement along
tho railroad, probably with his army al
most Intact, and taking away tho bodies
of half of his men who were killed In ac
tion. -Kuroki's Part in Conflict.
Tho part that tho Japaneso force un
der command of Gen. Kurokl played in
tho confilct was remarkable. From tho
25th to tho 30th of August, when, ho ef
fected a Junction with the other Jap
anese armies around Llao Yang, he ad
vanced night and day over almost road
less mountains, pushing the enemy be
Failed in His Purpose.
Ho then made a rapid change of base
from Anplng to a point on the eastern
oldo of the railroad with his left wing
ten miles north of Llao Yang, thus leav
ing a wldo gap between his troops and
tho main body of the Japanese. Tho
purpose of Gen. Kurokl was to cut tho
railroad, which was Gen. Kuropatkln'3
only possible avenue of rotrcat, and at
tempt a surrounding movement. In this
Bloodiest Affray of War.
One of the bloodiest affrays of tho en
tire war doveloped on tho night of Sep
tember 2 on tho lower ridges of tho high
hills. At Sykwanlun part of the Japaneso
center division was engaged in another
Live Wires as Weapons.
Upon approaching the Russian trenches
they encountered an unexpected defense.
Tho Russians had strung along the
ground heavy wires highly charged with
electrldty and as the Japaneso soldiers
ran against tho wires In the darkness
they received severe shocks.
Hand Grepades Used.
In addition to this the Russian troops
defending these trendies threw hand
grenades, or shells, among the stormers.
Tho effect was terrifying and many of
tho Japanese were wounded.
Tho attempt to seize this hill, which
was an important vantage ground to
either army, was not successful. Ono
Japaneso battalion which fought its way
Into tho trcnohes exhausted its ammu
nition. It attempted to cut Us way out
with the bayonet, but t was almost exterminated.
RIO GRANDE ON RAMPAGE.
Many Towns Along the River Are In
undated. LAREDO. Tox., Sept. 13. The flood of tho
Rio Grande Is sweeping tho valley below
here today. Great damago has been dono.
The river Is up twenty-ono feet at Laredo
and Is still rising. Many thousands of
acres of Irrigated farms are inundated
between Laredo and Hidalgo, covering a
distance of 200 miles. The towns of Ig
hqcIo, Roma and other smaller settle
ments on both sides of tho river are said
to be Inundated and many houses aro
washed away. Parts of tho towns of Car
rlzo and Rio Grando City aro under water.
It Is feared that many lives havo been
Tho big rise In tho Rio Grande has
reached Cariizo. Tex., and the flood Is In
undating both sides of tho river from
thero to Brownsville, a distance of 200
miles. The valley between Carrlzo and
Presidio Del Norte, a distance of COO
miles. Is largely under water. Tho river
Is still rising and the destruction of a
vnst amount of property Is threatened in
addition to that already lost.
Owing to tho absence of telegraph and
telephone communication. It Is difficult to
obtain news from tho stricken region, but
from tho height of the river lt Is known
that many llttlo villages havo been swept
The Inhabitants of theso places aro
mostly Mexicans and their houses aro of
tho cheapest, kind. Rio Grando City,
which has a population of 2500 people, is
said to be threatened by the overflow.
Overdue Steamer Reaches Nome.
SEATTLE. Wash., Sept. 13. The long
overdue steamer Emma Claudlna, which
sailed from Seattle for trading posts
along 'the Siberian coast May 11, was to
day reported as having reached the road
stead off Nome.
fact that the army under Gen. Oku
sustained the heaviest losses Is ac
counted for by Its assaults upon the
Russian defenses to the south of Liao
Delay in Receiving Official Informa
tion Irritating Russians.
ST. PETERSBURG. Sopt. II. Tho con
tinued delay In tho receipt hero of any
thing llko a dotalled official account
either of tho battlo of Llao Yang or of
tho political situation at tho front Is moro
Irritating to the publio at St. Petersburg
than any previous phaBe of the war and
has given rise? to numerous alarmist sto
rlos of the alleged precarious situation of
Gen. Kuropatkln's army. Nono of theso
stories, however. Is traceable to any au
thentic source. Tho fact seems to be that
military operations In tho neighborhood of
Mukdon aro suspended on account of tho
effect of the rains upon the roads.
There is no current ncwe to record,
while if Gen. Kuropatkln has transmitted
any full account of the recent great bat
tle lt has not been allowed to see circu
lation. Tho persistent sllonco Is doing
moro than anything clso to discredit tho
Rusalan cormnnndcr-ln-chlcf In tho eyes
of the public with whom he has hereto
fore been an almost deified hero.
Caso of the Lena.
Thoro havo been no developments hero
regarding the caso of the Russian trans
port Lena In the harbor of San Francisco
beyond thoso noted In Tuesday's dis
patches to the Associated Press. Whllo
It woonis almost Incredlblo that the Ad
miralty should' remain In Ignorance of
the Lena's mission and whereabouts,
sudi seems to be the case. It appears
that th vessel was acting wholly under
tho orders of VIcc-Admlral Skrydloff and
that he had not reported concerning tho
Lena, or that If he had dono so tho re
port hud not reached the Admiralty.
Will Accept Battle at I
That Place, I
Force ef (Fifty Thousand lLW
Left There to Stop the
Remainder of His Army of 200,000
Men to Retire to Tie IHHH
ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 13 The WmL
Emperor last night received a long IHHH
report from Gen. Kuropatkln outlining IHHH
the military situation and the dlsposl-
tlon of the Russian forces, and dcscrlb- SbhI
ing minutely the strategical considora- HHJ
lions. It Is also understood that Gen. f
Kuropatkln dealt lengthily on the poll- IH
tical aspect of the situation. The con
tents of the report will not be pub-
Will Accept Battle.
The authorities here arc of the opln- LwM
Ion that Gen. Kuropatkln will not
withdraw from Mukden without ac- H
ccpting battle. It is expected that he
will leave 50,000 men to defend Muk- BH
den, whllo the remainder of his army
retires to Tie pass. It Is believed that LwM
Gen. Kurokl has over 200.000 men. The
general staff said today that since th IH
battle of Llao Yang Gen. Kuropatkln fH
had been reinforced by two army corps. lH
Court-Martial for Orloff.
The report persists, although thero JflH
Is nothing official to confirm It, that lH
Gen. Kuropatkln has recommended the lHH
trial by court-martial of Maj,-Gen. Or- IH
loff, upon whose failure to carry out lH
his orders the non-success of Gen. Ku- hHHH
ropatkln's plans against Gen. Kurokl fH
at the most critical hour of the battlo ijH
of Llao Yang Is attributed. tjHJ
Kuropatkln Was Confident.
According to a statement made by a ifH
personage connected with the Empcr- A'HHH
or's surroundings, Kuropatkln had as- tHJ
surcd his majesty of his ability to ac-
cept battle and defeat the Japanese at IH
Llao Yangv and for this reason tho HHJ
Emperor's disappointment is nil tin HHJ
more keen and his dissatisfaction at HHJ
the outcome all the greater. iHHH
Kuroki's Communication Not Cut. ,
The general staff denies that Gen.
LInevItch has marched Into northeast- HJ
ern Korea from Vladivostok and cut
Gen. Kuroki's communications with
Vengwangcheng. as reported In a dis 'H
patch from Tientsin to the London SHH
Dally Mall. SHH
ERECTING ENTRENCHMENTS. j
Thousands of Chinoso Coolies Are imW
Working for Japanese. j
LONDON, Sept. 1-1. Tho Dally Mali's
correspondent at Chefoo reports that jjjH
300.(00 Chlncsso coolies are engaged upon hh1
Japanese entronchments between Dalnj IhhI
and Port Arthur. (. 11
Tho Morning Post's correspondent at
Shanghai hears that the calling out of r fj
portion of the Japaneso Territorial army iiH
Is Imminent. flHHl
From Toklo tho correspondent of the JiH
Standard telegraphs that tho Chlnesi MmW
Government Is becoming uneasy over tin
fato of Manchuria. An unconfirmed rt- !H
port, he says, is current that Wu Ting itflHl
Fang, tho Chinese assistant foreign MIn- kHjHJ
Ister. will leave Peking shortly on a ape- .
clal mission to Europe and America on jHjHJ
tho Manchurlan question. fHHfl
Bonnett Burleigh, cabling from Tientsin HBH
to the Daily Telegraph, still Insists that HBH
the Japanese casualties In the battle or ?HHl
Liao Yang were nearor 30.000 than L.CUi j
Mr. Burleigh declares there Is no ol- 3 HHH
denco that the Russians used dumdum HH
bullets. His dispatch says: t HHH
"The Japanese, who aro bad horsemas- f hbv
tcrs. have many thousands of anlina.s ;
foundered, terribly galled and sored Re-
Inforccments both of men and borees. KljHJ
however, aro being hastened northward jtHHH
Tho Mikado's troops hold secretly, but 'HHH
strongly all the districts to tho nortn imjM
along tho Llao Yang river up to Slnmln- .
tin 1 believe the Chunchuscs aro or-
ganlzlng for some Important operations i
north of Mukden. i
"Oyama was overheard to say at JJa HjHjl
Yang that, stubborn ns Kuropatkln Is 1HH1
ho must now bo In a dcaperato condition
and awaro that his game will not do 9HHH
Whatever corps Russia may mobilize IHHH
Japan can dupllcato them with better QHHjI
troops put Into the field more quickly. HH1
Mr Wallace-, correspondent of the San iHHH
Francisco Bulletin, who has Just reco- ftHHH
orcd; from a dangerous illness, complains t HHH
of gross neglect at the hands of the Jan- ;
unese army doctors. He says that la a 1'HHH
part of the plan to bo rid of all foreign- J
LEARNED HORSE HANS, jfl
Scientific Commission Astounded at IhB
Intelligence of Animal.
BERLIN, Sept. 13.-Thc learned horse JmM
Hans has Just stood a sticccsr-ful exam- IH
inatlon before a Hdontltlc commission In- HH
eluding physiologists, psychologists, pod- jBHJ
ngogucs. naturalists, trainers and others, HH
Their reports sot forth that tho evidence
ho gave of comprehending handwriting HHH
his musical and color discrimination and
mathematical work wero Por,fornlcA1,lJn'
dcr circumstances excluding the posslblj- MmM
Itv of a trick. The methods of tho horse n
owner. Herr Von Oaten, aro pronounce HHHJ
to bo those of a pedagoguo rather thai HHH1
of nn anlmal-tralncr. The case appears MM
to thorn to bo wholly exceptional and to BJJ
deservo thorough scientific study. cHHJ