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FEATURES OF THE WORLD'S FAIR
As a purely American life story, "From
Compositor to Journalist" would not
round at all unusual. Americans easily
oancelve the notion that It Is only
la America that worth wilt establish
a high place for Itself on small thin
nings. Opportunities here are, or haTO
been, greater probably than in any other
cf the great nations for the poor boy to
make his way. But the Mime obtains more
or less In all the countries of the world.
"From Compositor to Journalist- ap
plies to Monsieur A. Monprofit, who comes
to tha World's Fair Press Parliament rep
rsentIng"Le Figaro," a newspaper of In
ternational consequence, a position on
which Is a guarantee of a. man's standing
In his profession. Ten years ago he was
a printer in ten ofSce of "Le Journal," an
other of tha loading journals of Paris. To
day he has acquired a footing In literature
In France, and. as he Is stiL a young man.
the way to further advancement seems
straight before him.
"How dil you accomplish It, M. Mon
The srtory Is the same the world over,
only that the man whose Is the acbieie
ment usually prefers not to talk of it him
self. It Is summed up In one remark by
M. Monprofit, which had to bo extracted
by main force.
"I studied when I was not doing me
"Tce. but how did you get recognition In
your office! It usually Is a difficult thing
to convince superiors that one really is
capable of better things."
"Oh, I would find out something which
sounded like news, or something which
they seemed to want and print, and then
I would write It up and take it to the
The rest is as plain as if M. Monprofit
had possessed self-importance enough to
embellish and to tell the whole of his
Ftory in the first person, which he very
politely refused to do. When asked to go
on, ho simply twiddled his beard and
snrugged his shoulders la a very Frenchy
But you will readily gather that he
gradually gained a greater and greater
confidence, added a little and then a little
to his mental stature, and moved from
place to place; from position to position as
the opportunity presented itself. Not that
he Is through yet or that he is such a won
derfully Important personage, but that he
is of the tvpe of successful newspaper
man, American, English, German or
French, who sits with him in the parlia
ment, and that ho is of tha character to
appropriately represent France in St. Louis
at h' time, '""'g so many Americans
whose careers would read in a -very sim
People sometimes say to me by way of
t Joke, "I sea that you have mads Mr.
a "Feature of the Fair"." It does
sound funny to consider persons almost
ss exhibits, but some of tha, men and
women now to bo seen and met about the
Fair are essentially features of tho Fair,
Men and women of the nations partici
pating in the Fair, made tho Fair; and to
tnfly-thtni la :i study alt that is behind
the big Exposition, to extract the full of
So many types are to be seen In a day,
too. The neat little Jap, the natty
Frenchman, the ponderous German, the
Film and dark Italian, the angular Eng
lishman and many Americans of many
sorts are shuffled together, with a pic
turesque admixture of smug Turks,
blanket Indians and Orientals. By a
happy coincidence tho respective national
pavilions fit in with our Ideas of these peo
ples, each emphasizing national charac
, TEN HURT IN WRECK
Iron Mountain Passenger and
Past Freight Trains Collide,
Head-On, 2Cear Piedmont.
Andrew Keith of Memphis, Tenn.,
13 years old; engineer of passenger
Injured Brought tn St. Lonli.
Leonard Griswold, 29 years old,
No. at South Sixth street, St.
Louis, fracture of left leg and in-
Neal Garrett, porter on passenger
train. No. 26M Stoddard street, St.
Louis, injuries on head and left
Hiram Waters, Bismarck, Mo.,
left ribs fractured.
Christian Norby, riedmont. Mo ,
left leg fractured, back of head in-
James Greer. No. 511 Lafayette
avenue, St. Louis, fireman of pas-
senger train, left leg fractured.
Ed Hull, Piedmont, fractured 'left
leg and knee.
Passenger train No. 8 of the Iron Moun
tain Railroad, en route to St. Louis, and
fast refrigerator train No. S7. collided,
head on, near Piedmont. Mo.. US miles
south of St. Louis, yesterday morning.
Andrew Keith of Memphis, the engineer
of the freight train, was killed, ten pas
senders seriously Injured and eight cut
Six of the injured were brought to St.
Louis, and arrived at Union Station short
ly before 12 o'clock last night. They were
met by ambulances and taken to the Mis
souri Pacific Hospital.
A misunderstanding of train orders is
given as the cause of the wreck.
The engineer of the passenger train re
ceived his orders at Piedmont. The order
gate him a clear track. When the train
was between Piedmont and Leeper. going
at a good speed, the freight was noticed
swinging around a curve.
Brakes were applied and lessened the
force of the collision, but the passenger
train plowed its way through the freight,
hurling the engine from the track and
crushing the refrigerator cars.
Engineer Keith of the freight train was
caught in the wreckage and killed. The
fireman was badly injured.
Most of the passengers injured on No.
S were in the smoking car, which was
wrecked. The shock threw them against
the seats, causing the fractured limbs.
Word was sent back to Piedmont for
physicians. Four of the Injured were
placed on a southbound train and taken
to the hospital at Poplar Bluff.
Doctor W. S. Bally of Tipton, Mo., and
Doctor George Tony of Piedmont, ac
oompanled the injured to Si- Louis.
The debri Mocked the tracks and dosed
until late last sight
THE ST. LOUIS
WORLD'S FAIR NOW OPEN
ter. The Trianon is as exquisite as a
cultured Frenchman; the Charlottenburg
Is as severe. Imposing and strong as the
features of Emperor Wilhelm: the Jap
tea garden has in It the story of Japan;
and the English building is as correct as
The congregation of the international
conventions astly Increases the range of
the outlook. In a personal way.
Just cow it is the newspaper men, or the
Journalists. Many do important and re
sponsible work in their respectUe spheres,
and It is work which reaches far and ac
complished tangible effect". But the
newspaper, which, in all ch Hired coun
tries now is numbered among the necessi
ties. Is one thing In one land and a differ
ent thing In other lands. The newspa
per of the United States especially, has
Its own particular and distinct character
istics. The foreign Journalist visitors have
many kind things to say of American
newspapers and newspaper methods.
Among his own people the American
newspaper worker is usually forced into
the attitude of defending the Journalism
of his country. But In his contact with
the European Journalists now In St.
Louis, the chief danger to Americans of
the business or profession there Is denial
hero that it is a profession lIe- In tPe
likelihood of a too great susceptibility to
It Is the general American "Idea" of
newspaper making that seems to find ap-
"Tou give prominence to your reports of
the day's happenings," said M. Monprofit,
"and from them allow the reader to form
his own opinions. We will hae everyday
for our first page an article which com
prises somebody's Ideas upon a given sub-
juct. such an article as is found In your
reviews or magazines. I believe the Amer
ican way Is the best; I believe that it is
the most Instructive to the people."
Taking from his pocket a copy of Le
Journal, M. Monprofit pointed to a long
two columns of matter occupying the
place of principal display upon the first
page of the paper. It was a dicussIon of
cancer hospitals, a technical subject writ
ten in a technical manner by a doctor.
"Ah. ha! now jou see the difference."
Ab. hal now I do. by Jove!" I remarked
in English, being perfectly safe in noting
the mannerism, since M. Monprofit con
verses solely In French.
Such an article," you continue, "would
never get into an American newspaper in
any place, much less upon the first page."
"I thought not." M. Monprofit replied,
"but such Is our practice. Tou see. wo do
not have as many reviews as you do, and
the newspaper in large part supplies this
kind of reading matter. Now the news la
found in the Inner and upon the back
And there it is. reduced to small propor
tions, according to our notions, under in
conspicuous headings of small type.
"But I think your system of heading is
very good." continued M. Monprofit. "I
like especially the way you have of plac
ing summaries of the Important news
where they are first and quickly read. It
saves time for the readers, and yet the
more extended accounts are there for
those who care to read them."
"What are Journalists paid In France?"
"Pretty welL Now, you see, here Is the
dally installment of the novel which is
always to be found In "Le Journal.' One is
paid about SO cents a line for such work.
Those who write leading articles do about
MAY WHEAT SELLS
FOR $1 A BUSHEL
Albany, X. Y., Speculator Has
Shorts at Hia Mercy and Price
Mav Yet Advance.
Chicago, May 19. May wheat shot up to
1 a bushel to-day. It was predicted that
by Monday It would reach J1.10 and per
Amid wild excitement, and rumors of an
absolute corner, the price in a series of
bulges went up from f6c At this price
tho market closed Wednesday, and the
opening showed no gain.
Within ten minutes after the opening
the deluge came. The news soon spread
that an Albany, N. T., speculator named
Waterman was long 7.0W.OOO bu., nearly
all of which was bought through the
house of Irwin, Greene & Co. Within the
last two weeks the prico has risen 10c.
To-day it became a certainty that the
shorts were at the mercy of Waterman.
In all. there Is less than 50O.OM bu. of
contract wheat In Chicago, and to add to
misfortunes of the bears. It was learned
tliai mcut of this had been sold for East
era delivery, and will be shipped to Buf
falo by boat within a few days.
Nowhere can the shorts turn to find the
wheat v-hich they contracted to deliver to
Waterman at the prices ranging from Kc
BET MISS GOULD WILL WIN.
Texas Sports Cover Offer of 10 to
1 by Bookies.
Houston. Tex.. May 13. In the absence
of the usual excitement incident to play
ing the ponies, the devotees of tho pool
rooms here are covering an offering of 10
to 1 laid by the bookies that Miss Helen
Gould will lose her fight through the
Western Union against the poolrooms of
When the sports gathered for their ac
customed afternoon engagement the black
board was left mdecoratcd with the names
of borset" and Jockeys. In their stead was
the offer named.
Houston bookmakers control the wire
facilities for the seven poolrooms of the
New Missouri Corporations..
REPUBLIC SPECIAL. I
Jefferson City. Mo.. May 13.-The fol
lowing companies were granted certifi
cates of incorporation to-day In the office
of the Secretary of State:
United Wtw. Gas and Electric TJiht Com
pany of Snlaua: capital woa.co. all paid. ln-eorporatorv-Lrvis
jl Kurejr. lloraca C
Rsmstr. Jwtph Clark and otters.
Coleman Investment Company cf St. Loots:
npttal. CWO. an laid. Incorporator Henry
C. Coleman. Ruth li. Coleman and Grace C.
KaUitrrn Lee OH Company of Kansas Cltr:
capital nxtm. all paid. Incorporator. Alex
Icons. J. W. Birch and Junes Q Birch.
Shoal Creek Land and Mining Company of
8t. Loul.; capital JIO.CWJ. all paid. Incorso
ratora H. VIcK. Wilson. A. B. Wllrtu and Z.
World's Fair Hotel ProlocUre AnocUUon.
of St. Lotus: capital Stt.oro. all paid- Iacorpo-
aioody and Join ISoyi.
Perdicaris and Stepson, a Brit
ish Subject, Residing: in
Morocco, are Held
SUPINE GOVERNMENT BLAMED.
Sbied Band of Ontlaws Led by
Famous Bandit, Fraissouli,
Who Names His Own Terms.
WANTS GOVERNOR'S REMOVAL
Asks Other Political Changes for
Release of Prisoners and Sul
tan May Yield to Protect
Tangier, Morocco. May 13.-An American
citizen named Perdicaris and his stepson.
a British subject, were carried off by the
well-known bandit. Fraissouli. and he
followers. last night, and will doubtless be
held for a heavy ransom.
The captives were staying at Perdlcarls'a
summer residence, only three miles from
Tangier, when the bandits attacked and
Perdicaris is of Greek origin, but is a
naturalized citizen of tho United States.
He is ery wealthy and has lived In Tan
gier for years. He married an English
vi oman. whose son is Ma companion In
Foreigners are much excited by this
bold raid, so sear Tangier, and attribute
it to the suplneness of the Government in
falling to punish the bandits who last
year captured Walter B. Harris, the cor
respondent in Morocco of the london
Times, and their failure to deal with gen
BANDIT MAKES DEMANDS.
Fraissouli has notified Mohammed 33
Torres, the representative at Tangier for
foreign affairs of the Sultan of Morocco,
that he requires the removal of the Sul
tan's troops from his district, the removal
of the Governor of Tangier and the re
lease of a number of Imprisoned bandits.
When there conditions are complied with
Fraissouli will notify Mohammed El Torres
of the course he proposes to pursue with
Perdicaris had resided at Tangier, where
ho was president of the Hygienic Commis
sion, for several 5 ears. He lived with
Cromwell Varley, his stepson, at a villa a
short dlstanco north of Tangier, and was
seated at the table with bis family when
the house suddenly was surrounded by a
crowd of armed Arabs, followed by the
famous brigand, Fraissouli. who gave or
ders to seize Perdicaris and Varley.
At the same time the bandit leader hand
ed to a domestic the letter for Mohammed
El Torres notifying that functionary of bis
terms. This letter was transmitted to
Mohammed El Torres after midnight.
It is understood that the Moroccan au
thorities will accede to all the demands cf
the brigand chief in order to secure the
release of the prisoners.
ORDERED TO TANGIERS.
Washington. May 19. One American
warship will be frowning on Tanglers by
May 23. and by May SO a whole squadron
wlU be there to give force to the demand
of United States Consul Gummere that
the Buttan obtain the release of Mr. Par
dlcaris. an American citizen, and his
British soa-In-law. who were kidnaped
by brizands last night.
Orders have been sent from tho Xavy
Department to the Canary Islands, di
recting Hear Admiral F. E. Chadwlck,
commander-in-chief of the South Atlantlo
squadron, now en route to the Canaries,
to send one ship immediately to Tanglers
and to follow with the remainder of the
The souadron consists of the armored
cruiser Brooklyn, the protected cruiser
Atlanta, the gunboats CasUne and Ma
rietta. In all probability Rear Admiral
Chadwlck will send the Atlanta ahead to
report to Consul Gumratre.
The State Department was advised of
the kidnaping la a dispatch received this
morning from Consul Gummere.
Mr. Gummere. upon being Informed of
the outrage, conferred with the British
Minister, who had also been appealed to.
Deeming the Government responsible for
such a violation of public security, they
at onco sent a runner to request the Sul
tanM deputy to accede to the demands of
the brigands and at once obtain the re
lease of the prisoners.
This means that the United States and
Great Britain expect the Sultan even to
pay ransom, should Ralssoull demand It,
and there should be afforded no other
way to save the lives of the captives.
WAS GREEK PROFESSOR.
Trenton. N. J., May IS. Ion Perdicaris,
who, with his son-in-law, Cromsell Var
ley, has been kidnaped In Tanglers, Is well
known in this city, where he was born
about fifty years ago.
He went to Tanglers twenty-five years
ago. where he purchased the Sultan's pal
ace, and since has been living in princely
Perdlcaris's father was Gregory A. Per
dicaris, a refugee from Greece n under
sentence of death when he came to this
country In ISIS. He was for some time
professor of Greek in Harvard College sr"l
then Interested himself In the formation of
numerous gas companies.
Block of Wood Fractal res ni SlcalL.
William Miller, 3T years old, No. S35
Rutger street, had his skull fractured yes
terday while at work on the De Forest
wireless telegraph tower on the World's
Fair rounds. Miller, who works for the
OUs Elevator Company, was ascending to
the top of the tower, when a block of
wood fell, striking him on the head. He
was taken to the City Hospital, where his
Injury was dressed and pronounced serious.
RUSSIANS REPORTED MARCHING
JAPANESE HASTENING THEIR
SHARP FIGHT NEAR KAI-CHOW CAUSES 2,000 CASUALTIES
MM Miiillllllllllll t
. TTTlmTv7mTTTmrTmTTmTTm' . . ..'.,
BATTLESHIP HATSUSE. WHICH WAS DESTROYED BT RUSSIAN JUNES.
The Hatsuse Is a sbter ship of the Shiklshima. ami It was thought by the Russians that It was the latter
vessel which was lost. The Hatsnso was one of the largest and most modern flghtlng machines In the world.
FOLK WILL NOT
Asks Onl.r Thiit the Ticket Stand
for Principle and Be
WILL TRUST THE PEOPLE.
Opposes the Efforts of Comity
Committees to Upurp Power
and to Pick Delegates
Without Action of the
This fight has been made for a.
principle, not for a man. While wo
can afford to be generous to our
late opponents andocrlooktheun-
kind things they have said, we can-
4 not honorably give up any principle
for which wo have been contend-
iiig.--Clrcuit Attorney Folk.
Circuit Attorney Folk spent yesterday
In St. touls, the greater part of the day
In conference with his friends. Both be
fore and after attending the Good Roads
Convention he saw many of his support
ers, among others being Judgo TV. X. Ev
ans of West Plains. K. W. McLeod of St.
Louis, Congressman W"5 D. Vandivor cf
Cape Girardeau and Kotert H. Kern of
These who knew of the situation figured
that the subject of minor candidates was
the chief one considered. Mr. Folk's alti
tude regarding the nominations of certain
candidates has been watched with a great
deal of Interest. During the last few
weeks ho has been laying great stress In
his speeches tron the Importance of hav
ing nominees en the ticket against whom
there was no reproach.
When Mr. Folk was asked regarding his
position he said:
"We hae been fighting the machine.
By tills term Is not meant the rarty or
ganization, but the men who try to ure
the party organization for selfish pur
poses and not for party or public good.
Party committses that forget they are
tho servants rf the party and assume to
be masters of the party should not te
tolerated. In order to carry out thecal!!
of tho people, party committees and party
organization are essential, but their pur
pose is to execute the will of thepeople
and not to thwart It.
This fight haj been made for a princi
ple, rot for a man. While we can afford to
be cenerous to cir late opponents and
overlook the unkind thing" they have said,
we cannot honorably give up any princi
ples for which we have been contending.
"There has been and there will be no
compromise of this Idea. There Is no slate,
and rone will be made, except by the rep
rerenta,tivcsrof the party In convention as
sembled. I nave been fighting for the right
of the people to rule. That is true Democ
racy. I want the people to Klect the men
they desire for other places on the Demo
cratic ticket. I do rot propose to dictate
whom they shall select, but It is not Im
proper to urge the importance of choosing
men who" are ' not antagonistic or un
friendly to those principles, otherwise the
chief executive may be seriously handi
capped In carrying out the work the peo
ple wish done.
"The best results can be accomplished
with every official In thorough accord and
syrrpatby, harmoniously laboring In a
common cause for a common purpose. To
this end the people can be trusted to see
that every man on the ticket represents
REFERS TO DE KALB ACTION.
"When a Btate Committee Is made up of
ofScehoIdera It Inevitably degenerates in
to a mere machine, objectionable to the
best party Interests. Party committees
should act In a judicial capacity, in order
that they may bo thoroughly unbiased.
It is highly prejudicial that any office
holder should be a member of the State
"It is time to call attention to abuse of
power on the part of some county com
mittees. Take the action of the County
Committee of De Kalb County, for in
stance. A primary had been called In De
Kalb County on Btate Officers to take
place to-morrow. Tuesday the committee
met ana Euaaenry resanaea. uie oruer ror
a primary and selected delegates to the
State Nominating Convention themselves.
These delegates were Instructed for me,
but that does not remedy the wrong nor
alter the principle.
ice coraBiiuee uo aouuuciea in gooa
faith, but conld test as well have alf nri
delegate. asd.lastracted then for some-
CLOSES DEC 1.
MINES AND COLLISION COST
JAPANESE TWO WARSHIPS;
DETAILS OF THE DISASTER
Battleship Hatsuse Blown Up car Port Arthur and Lost With
About 450 Men CruNor Yos hino, Rammed by the Kasuga,
Goes to the Bottom With More Than 200 of Her Crew Explo
sives Probably Laid by Russian Torpedo Boats in Recent Expe
ditions From the Harbor. ..
SHARP ATTACK BY RUSSIAN
Toklo, May 10,-Tho battleship Hat
suse, one of the three largest vessels
In the Japanese Navy, was suns: by
Russian mines off Port Arthur May
15, and all but 300 of her crew of
about 750 tvero lost. .
Immediately afterward, sixteen Rus
sian torpedo boats and destroyers
rushed from the harbor and Bare bat
tle, but were driven away by the cruis
ers who bad come to the assistance
of the Hatsuse.
Only a few hours later, while a
dense foj: obscured the sea, the cruiser
Kasupa rammed the cruiser Voshlno,
sending the latter to the bottom.
Ninety of her crew of about 300 were
These disasters were made known
to-day throusu an official report from
It appears that the Hatsuse was
cruising about ten miles southeast of
the harbor entrance and she struck a
mtno which. It is thought, had been
laid in the last few days by Japanese
Signals for help were given at once,
but almost at the same time another
mino was struck and in half an hour
the great vessel had gone to the bot
tom. Among those raved were Admiral
Mashlba and Captain Nakao.
It is understood here that one of the
stone-laden steamers recently sunk by
one else, contrary to the will of the large
majority of the people of the county.
"Although the De Kalb County dcle
gateu are my friends. If there ts any ob
jection I hope the committee wUl set aside
its action and let the people say whom
they want as delegates and whom tney
want the delegates to vote for. either in
primary or In convention, after due and
proper notice is mini.
Further than this Mr. Folk would say
nothing. That his close political friends
are In accord with blm In his position was
evident from the statements which they
A report came from St. Joseph that
friend of James XV. ilytto. who had been
leading the Folk tight in Northwest llls
pouri. were trying to secure his consent to
run for Secretary of State. The name of
'Walter William? of Columbia was also
suggested by his friends, but Mr. Williams
said yesterday that public office held no
attraction for him at this time.
Judge IV. X. Evan departed for home
last night. Early in tbe momlng he held
a conference with Secretary of State Sam
B. Cook and dellned his atutude toward
JUDGE YANTIS DIES
IN SOUTH McALESTER.
Former Dean of Law School of Mis
souri University Overcome Sud
denly fay Heart Disease.
South McAlester. L T- May 1. Judge
James A. Tantls, an alumnus, and for six
teen years dean of the Law School of the
State University of Mlseourt. died of heart
failure at his residence here this morning
at 8 o'clock.
Judge Tantls had resided and practiced
law In Columbia. Mo., Fort Smith. Ark..
Sallna. Kas., and South McAlester. He
had been In poor health for several weeks
and attempted to attend to legal business
at his ofSce until yesterday.
Bis widow Is a daughter of the late
General James Sparks of Fort Smith. In
order that California relatives may be
here to attend the funeral will not be
It will take place at Fort Smith.
Judge Tantls resigned his position at
Columbia, and formed a law partnership
with D. C. McCurtaln. the Choctaw Na
tion's Delegate to Congress, about a year
ago. He had succeeded tn building UP" a
( In St. Uinli
TO RELIEVE PORT ARTHUR;
OPERATIONS AGAINST TOWN;
MOSQUITO FLEET IS REPELLED.
the Japanese In the entrance of Port
Arthur Harbor has been blown up by
the Russians and that this permits
the passaee of small craft, but not of
the cruisers or battleships within the
BOTH LOST VESSELS
BUILT IN ENGLAND.
The Yoshlno was a cruiser of 4,180
tons displacement and J5.000 indicat
ed horse-power. She was built in Eng
land, was launched In lSOi was SoO
feet long, had 4GS feet beam and her
draft was 17 feet. The armament of
tho Toshino consisted of four -six-Inch
guns, eight 4.7 guns and twenty-three
three-pounders. She had live torpedo
tubes, hemrmored deck was 44 Inches
thick and her gun positions were pro
tected by shields 4i inches in thick
ness. The cruiser's speed was ctimar
ed to be twenty knots. Her coal capac
ity was l,0i)0 tons.
The Hatsuse was a battleship of
15,000 ton displacement and of latest
modeL She was only completed in
1000, was built In England, was 400
feet long, had GH feet beam, drew 27
feet of water, had 1G.300 indicated
fcorse-power, and was fitted with wa
tertube boilers. She was completely
armored with steel. Her armament
consisted of four 12-incb guns, four
teen C-Inch guns, twenty 12-pounders,
eight 3-poundcrs and four 2'i-poundera.
She had four torpedo tubes and her es
timated speed was 10.11 knots.
L Rich American Kidnapped.
Folk Will Not Make Bargain.
May Wheat Sells for 11 a Bushel.
2. Watterson Says Editorial Page Should
Be Reformer or Abandoned.
3. New Mexico Shows Much of Antique..
Mrs. Manning Lea es Parlor to Restore
Order in Kitchen.
Hay Welcomes Delegates to Press Par
liament. 4. Tbe Republic's Rally Racing Form
Race Results and Entries.
E. Beth St, Louis Teams Win.
7. Folk Announces Gcod Roads Plan.
Realty Exchange Increases.
5. Says Americans Are DegeneraUng.
Publishers Enjoy Watching Dog Feast.
Kentucky Feud May Be Opened.
9. Predomlnccce of Selling Over Buying
Grain Values Advance on Covering by
New Tork Stock Quotations.
Stocks and Bonds In Boston.
10. RepubUc "Want" Ads.
Birth. Marriage and Death Records.
11. Rooms for Rent Ada.
IT Republic "Want" Ada.
U. Chicago Grain Market.
II. Says Only Creator Can Predestine Sex.
WUl Raise Fund to Check Floods.
Marriage Announced After Two Tears'
Xarzas WlU Celebrate
In St. Voalm, One Cent.
Loon, two una.
Advanced Lines of Besiegers
Within Seven Miles of
RAILROAD IS BADLY CRIPPLED.
Chinese Marauders Constantly
Iireak tbe Line and Reprisals ,
KOREA BREAKS WITH RUSSIA.
Formally- Revokes Timber m
cessions Which Were the Im
mediate Cause of the "War
Xow Raging in Man-
London, May 20. The Standard
corempondent at Tientsin cables
that, while the Jpnee fleet -was
covering the landing- of troops bus
Ivjil-Chorr on Monday, a. fierce n
itacement occurred at Sin-Yen
Ttto thousand Russians were killed:
or wounded. The nasslans retreated
and the Japanese occupied both, Kal-.
pine and Kal-Chow.
The Chinese Governor at Chen
Cbow bu received news, the eorre"
pondent adds, that the Roslsana
have destroyed the railway betweeai
Tuhlchlao and Xluchwana;.
London, May 20. A. G. Hales, tha
correspondent of the Daily News, ca
hies from TS.ntsin as follows, undua
date of May 19:
"It Is reported that 70,000 Russians
are marching to the relief of Port Ar.
thur and that the Japanese are conse
quently hastening offensive operations.
"Forty-five thousand troops have al
ready been landed at Kin-Chow and
Taliemvan, thus entirely investing Torn
"The Japanese advanced lines ar
seven miles from the Russian bat
teries. "Skirmishes occur daily alone thi
"It is believed that the Japanese in
tend attacking Fort Arthur tvlth ths
entire force when it numbers 00,000
"They are mounting six-inch sara
guns on 6teel wheels, with the object
of silencing the Russian batteries.
"The Manchurian Railway south of
Harbin is constantly broken by Chi
nese marauders and the Russians
"Tho Russians admit that they har
to contend with terrible dlnicultiefl
along the whole line. Their men, how
ever, are behaving splendidly and they,
are very confident.
REVOKED BY KOREA.
Washington, May 10. Minister Al
len cables the State Department from
Seoul to-day as follows:
"Tbe Korean Government, by an im
perial decree issued last night, has an
nulled all treaties and agreements
with the Russian Government. This
annulment comprises the Yalu timber
This Yalu timber concession, it Is
said, was one of the principal factors
In bringing about the present war. So
long as the Russians remained on tho
western bank of the Yalu, tbe Japa
nese, though very much discontented
at the failure to evacuate Manchruria,
were not willing to plunge into hostili
ties, but the procurement by Russia.,
through M. Pavloff, the resident Rus
sian agent and Minister at Seoul, of ss
large concession of land on tbe Korean
side of the Yalu precipitated the crisis.
The Japanese felt that the alleged
timber concession was really intended
for military purposes and they were
confirmed in their suspicion by Rus
sian opposition to the application of
Japan, England and the United States
to have free ports opened at the mom"
of the Yalu River and above "rt""Ju anwt
Antung. The practical effect of this
decree is to break off all diplomatic
relations between Russia and Korea
that may have survived tho expulsion
of M. Pavloff from Seoul.
BRITISH GUNBOAT SENT ,
DIRECT TO NiUCHWANG;
AMERICANS AT CHEF00.
Washington. May 13.-The TJ. S. S. Frol
ic left Cavtte to-day to Join the Xew Or
leans at Chefoo In order to he at hand la
case tha situation at Kluchwang requires
the preseneo of foreign ships to protect
The British gunboat Esplegle left Tvcl-Hal-'lVel
to-day for Nluehwang to protect
British Interests there.
CLOSE TO VLADIVOSTOK;
HER POSITION CRITICAL
Paris. May 30. The correspondent at SC.
Petersburg of the Echo de Parts says:
"The Russian cruiser Bogatyr groumde
daring a for oa the rocks near the
trance to Vladivostok. Her pnjtfrlrsa, H
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