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Illy and gutke
Is Charged With
bing Kelly to Flee
when Wanted as a
GIVES BOND FOR $10,000.
Officers Take Gutke and Kelly
Into Custody When Butler
THEY SAY IT IS SPITEW0RK.
Mrs. Gutke Permitted to Give
Bail for Her Ilusbaud While
Mrs. Kelly Searches for
Friends to Release For
Edward Butler, charged In an indict-
ent voted by the Grand Jury Wednes
day with bribing Charles F. Kelly to
leave the city when he was -wanted as a
witness, surrendered In Judge Taylor's
court yesterday afternoon and gave bond
in the sum of 10,000.
Earlier In the day Butler, wto had
btcn one of their sureties, surrendered
Kelly and Charles A. Gutke to the Sher
iff on their bonds, and they were locked
In the city Jail when he obtained his
.Jreedom. It Is said that he contemplates
withdrawing from other boodlera' bonds.
Gutke later gave u new bond and
Kelly's wife and friends wero making
every effort last night to have him re
leased. Acting upon the advice of Attorney
Krone, Mrs. Kelly hired a carriage and
toured the city in search of some one
to co her husband's bond. She left home
at 7 o'clock, hopeful that her quest would
be successful. It was 11 o'clock when she
returned, a trifle disheartened, but dcter
rrdfWd to renew her efforts this morning,
lira, Kelly refused to say whom she had
fto be her, husband's surety,
ras about 2.30 o'clock -when Butler
red in court, made his way down
rj-lsle to the bench, and in his usual
cooj, manner Inquired of Judge Taylor:
"Jwe you an indictment against me?"
Jtfdge Taylor Instructed Cleric Stutz to
calClrcult Attorney Folk, who soon en
tered the courtroom.
hit. Folk had requested the- Issuance of
fuhmch warrant for Butler of Judge Tay
lorjxplalnlng that an Indictment had been
ToMd by the Grand Jury, but would not
bejfeady to be returned in court for a few
daM. The warrant was served on Butler
"wWlel he stood at the bar. and he an
laottneed that he w as riady to give bond.
' John O'Brien, the boiler manufacturer,
gd Edward Butler, Jr., the Indicted man's
an, easily qualified as the "Old Boss's"
Mrety, and were accepted on the bond,
iblch was fixed at J10.000. Then together
s accused ' man ana his sureues left
OTHER INDICTMENTS EXPECTED.
The indictment of Butler, It is believed.
not the only one that will grow out of
e confessions of Gutke and Kelly and
e testimony given the Grand Jury by
ellys wife. While no definite lnforzna-
Ion on the subject was obtainable at the
Fourt Courts yesterday. It is reported that
At least two more Indictments will be
tound. if they have not already been
Incensed at the charges made against
.blrfi by Gutke and Kelly. Butler Wed
nesday night drove to the home of Sheriff
Dlckmann, notified him that he had de
cried to withdraw from their bonds, and
nested that they be arrested.
The Sheriff summoned several of h's
ipuiles and ordered that Kelly and Gutke
brought In. Sheriff Dlckmann headed
squad which set out to find Kelly. Dtp-
ties Charles Horan and Bernard Dick-
inann were sent to Gutke's home to arrest
Both searching parties were informed
hipon visiting the homes of Kelly and
Outke that they were not there. Horan
Continued on Pace Tiro.
WORLDS FAIR. PROGRAMME FOR TO-DAY.
P SPECIAL EVENTS.
4 9.00 a, m. Mualo Teachers' Katlontl Association. Festival Hall.
p :15 a. m. National Educational Association, Festival Hall.
ao a. m. Concert. Well's Band. Feattval Hall.
A 10.00 a. m. Concert, Kern's Orchestra, Missouri building
m Illinois Naval Reserves' Drill, Administration court.
HrOO a. m Concert. First O. S. Cavalry Band. Government building.
irjjito noon-Concert, Banda Rossa. Plaza, St. Louis.
1:) p. m. Music Teachers' Department. N. E. A., Festival Hall.
ft S-04 p. m. Concert, Cal.fornia Glee Club, Agriculture building.
Start of Printing Press, producing 96.(100 eight-page news-
papers an hour. Literal Arts tulldlng.
Meeting, Indian Educators, Indian
Concert. Constatrolarv Band. Phlllnnlna arounda.
?Sj6.P. m. Kindersarten Department, N. E.
Interscholastle Championship Meet, Stadium.
National Council. N. E. A., Education building.
Concert. Illltols Section, Agriculture building.
Concert. Well's Band. Machinery Gardens.
Normal Department, Is'. E. A, Transportation building.
Higher Education Department, N. E. A.. Congreaa Halt
Manual Training Department. Agriculture building.
Special Education Department, N. E. A.. Mines building.
i& cniid Btuay Department, N. E. A. Convention Han.
i'.ia'l.-OO p. m. Domestlo Selrac Clasies, St. L Sec. Education building.
I Xi. Concert. Kern's Orchestra- Missouri bulldin-.
Iffe- I?"4-M P- m. Concert to Musle Teachers, Featlval
if V aiW P U).vwv u. u ww.Hl UMJU,
SfflO p. m Naval Mareuvera. K. w. Military
a TSiiJIsitlrttv Wfttnin'i ituttinau
1 f..c Asjluourt Stole Music Teachers.
f '4:5 P. m infusion. -N. E. A., Congress Hall.
tK d. m. Concert, Boston Band, Tyrolean Alps.
W7rOO p. in. Lecture. Mls Frances Denamore,
1M p. m. Concert, Well'a Band. Machinery
,S Concert, Bands Rowa. Plata St.
Ct.C0 p. ni-Concertl Heaperlan Chonia, Texas building.
CL"1 Concsrt. Exposition Orchestra, Festival Hall.
FREAK OF LIGHTNING BOOMS
GROVER CLEVELAND'S STOCK.
Washington. Juno 30 Form:r President Grover Cleveland's stock as a pos
sible nominee of the St. Louis convention took a sudden rise here to-day under
the Influence of a freak of lightning.
A Democratic Representative from the South was discussing politics with n
Republican newspaper correspondent in the rotunda of the Capitol during a
thunder shower, when the name of Mr. Cleveland was brought up as a candi
date for the presidency.
"Why." said the Representative. "Grover Cleveland has Just about as much
chance of being nominated at St. Louis as this Capitol has of being struck by
These words were hardly spoken when lightning struck the Capitol's dome
and ran down to the steps on the west front, discoloring the stone. The shift
then passed through a. window in the hallway near the office of the Clerk of
the United States Supreme Court. Bejond shocking one of the Capitol em
ployes little damage was done.
Those who are hoping for President Cleveland's nomination at St. Louis
see a sign.
JOHN R. WI'LEAN DECLARES
FOR GROVER CLEVELAND.
Washington, June 30 John R, McLean of Ohio, who to-day was In conference
with William R- Hearst for about an hour, comes out to-night In a statement in
which he savs he is not for Hearst, but that he is for Cleveland. Grover Cleveland,
he savs, is the leading Democrat In the United States, the people want him and he
w"l be nominated at St. Louis next week.
GUARDS MUST NOT
FLIRT WITH GIRLS.
Explicit Orders to That Effect
Will Be Posted at Head
GUILTY ONES WILL BE FINED.
Visitors Complain That Jefferson
ians Ogle Pretty Young
Women to the Detriment
Flirting by the Jefferson Guards sta
tioned on the Pike will not be counte
nanced after to-day.
Orders to this effect will be posted at
the Jefferson Guard headquarters.
Any guard found guilty of this offense
will be fined.
Just what Is meant by the term "flirt
ing" will be so explicitly defined In the
new order that no guard who violates
the rule will be excused on the plea of
being Ignorant of its meaning.
Complaint has been mado that the
younger guards on duty on the Pike
sometimes carry on flirtations to the neg
lect of their duties.
Many strangers who wished to bs di
rected to the celebrated palmist to have
their fortunes told, to locate the biggest
elephant, to find the free drinking foun
tains, or to ask the hundred and one ques
tions that distinguish the Pike crowds,
have complained that they have had to
wait many moments In the hot sun while
a Jefferson Guard finished some trivial
conversation with a pretty girl visitor to
the Pike. '
Some time ago complaint was made
that the guards as a whole were an Il
literate and unattractive lot of young
men. Objectors to the new order argued
with Colonel Kingsbury, commandant of
the guard, that the recent complaint was
really a flattering compliment to his se
lection of men. Colonel Kingsbury admit
ted this much, but Insisted that military
discipline should likewise prevail.
The guards must at all limes bs po'ite
and ready to answer questions, thn new
orders will say. but they must not engage
in long or foolish conversations with pret
ty girls; for, of course. It Is supposed they
would not do so with girls who wero not
A new order of patrolling the Pike went
Into effect yesterday. It has been divided
into twentj-Bve districts, with two addi
tional guards to each district. All of the
guards have been provided with a tpecial
form of whistle. Whenever trouble occurs
the guard nearest the iscene of riot will
sound the distress signal, and with this
new method it Is estimated tl at 100 guards
will respond within nve minutes' time.
8.00 a. m Grounds open.
Troop Drill. Marine. Plaza, St. Louis.
9.09 a. m. Guard Mount. Scouts and Constabulary. Philippines
1:30 a. m. Demonstration. Air Brakes. Aisle C. Transportation bldg.
9t)0 a. m. Buildings open.
Stereoptlcon Lectures begin. Philippine Art Section.
Mint In operation, Government building.
!30 a. m. Concert. Indian Band. Indian School building.
Industrial Clais-s of Indians, Indian School.
Camp or Battalion Drill, Scouts, Philippines.
10.00 a. m. Hourly Phonograph Teaching of Foreign Languages be-
gins. Guild Hall. Model Street
Queen's Jubilee Presents on View, Congrats building.
Heliograph Demonstrations begin. Government building.
10.50 a. m. Demonttratlona, Model Dry Dock. Government building.
Hourly Blograph Exhibitions begin. Government building.
11:00 a. m. Clanses of Blind and Deaf, Education building. 4
Wireless Telegraphy Demonstrations. Government bldg. 4
Catcales In operation.
11:10 a. m. Radium Exhibition. Government building.
lt.00 noon Mllxlng and Feeding Cows. Dairy Barns
1:30 p m .Concert, Indian Band. Indian School building.
2X0 p. rn. Chinese National Pavilion opens.
Cascades in operation.
2.J0 p. m Drill. U. 8. Life Savers, north of Agriculture building. a
3.-00 p. m. Heliograph Demonstration begin. Government building.
Radium Exhibition, Government building.
Demonstration, Floating Dry Dock, Government bjlldlng.
3:30 p m. Dress Parade, Marines, Plaza St. Louis.
4.00 p. m. Dress Parade. Marines. Plaza St. Louis.
Wireless Telegraph Demonstration, Government building.
Feeding of Seals. Government Fisheries Pavilion.
5-00 p. m. Cascades In operation.
5:30 p. m. Evening Retreat, Constabulary. Philippines. 4
8:00 p. m. Drjss Parade. Scouts. Pbillpplnes.
1M p. m. Concert, Constabulary Band. Philippines.
7:30 p. m. Ulamlnatlon of grounds anl buildings. y
t JO p. m. CascaJts In operation.
A.. Congress Hall.
Indian School building.
Former President's Stock Takes
Very Decided like in
MURPHY MAKES DECLARATION.
Tammany Leader Says That, Al
though He Is Instructed for
Farker, His Preference Is
New York. June 30 This was Grover
Cleveland's day in the political arena. In
spite of Mr. Cleveland's positive declara
tion withdrawing himself from the field.
a boom for him was started in earnest in
the financial district a week ago, and It
has been gathering strength until to-day,
when bankers and brokers of Democratic
faith have convinced themselves that he Is
the real Moses of tha party.
Charles F. Murphy. Tammany Hall
leader, repjdlated the McClellan boom to
day, and went back to Mr. Cleveland as
his choice for the nomination.
"I would like to say, In view of the re
ports that I am booming a candidate for
the National Convention, that I am boom
ing no candidate." he declared. "I am in
structed for Parker, but I have not
changed my original position. I still hold
that Cleveland Is the strongest man who
can be nominated. He Is growing strong
er every day."
"Where does the demand come from?"
"From the people," Mr. Murphy replied.
"From what part of the country?"
"From all parts; at least I hope so,"
Mr. Murphy said.
"Do you believe that he is going to be
"We can tell about that better after the
convention," Mr. Murphy replied.
"Is any State Instructed for him?" was
"No," Mr. Murphy said; "but he might
get New Jersey, and others might fol
low." Mr. Murphy was questioned .is to the
prospect of obtaining Cleveland support In
Pennsylvania and Maryland, but he pro
fessed ignorance on that subject.
"How can Tammany work for Cleveland
after having been instructed for Parker?"
"I am instructed for Parker." Mr. Mur
phy answered. "That Is all I have to sav
"Is there any prospect that Tammany
may be released from Instructions after
the first ballot?"
"I cannot say anything as to that." was
WILL NOT BOLT
Says He and His Friends
Will Enthusiastically Sup
port the Nominee.
FACTIONS CAN BE UNITED.
Asserts That Personal Ambitions
Should Be Subordinated to the
Purpose of Winning a Dem
PARTY PEACE DUTY OF HOUR.
Would Support Cleveland, if the
Ex-President Were Nominated,
but Docs Not Consider Him
11 Serious Possibility
Scheme of Politician".
Washington, June 30 William R. Hearst,
fresh from an hour's interview with John
It. McLean of Ohio, said hete to-day that
he and his friends would chterfully abide
by the decision of the St. Louis Conven
tion and enthusiastically support the Dem
ocratic nominees for President and Vice
President, whoever they might be.
He said that the supreme duty of all
Democrats should be to elect a truly Dem
ocratic President, and that Democratic
leaders should be controlled by their rea
son and not by their resentments. Finally
Mr. Hearst said that he was confident that
the St. Louis Convention would nominate a
ticket and adopt a platform that would
appeal convincingly to the intelligence and
the conscience of the country and restore
the Democratic party to power.
Mr. Hearst said:
"In six fajs the Democratic Conven
tion will open in St. Louis. The party is
confronted with a great emergency. Dem
ocrats will, I believe, rise, to the full
measure of their responslbllltj. Their
duty, in my Judgment, is unquestionably
clear. The Republican ticket and the Re
publican" platform have presented the
Democracy an opportunity which it is our
imperative duty to grajp. I believo the
party will see to it thai. nothing is left
undono to take advantase of the situa
tion. "Democrats must get together, nomi
nate a ticket aud adopt a platform that
will convince everyono that tho party has
a great mission to perform, and then
they must enter the campaign aggressive
ly and confidently and make a bplrlted
fight from now until the election.
"The great duty of the hour Is party
peace, but peace based upon principle, and
honorable to the last degree. I believe
that everyone who aspires to leadership
In the party should bo controlled now by
reason and not by resentment. Wo have
our differences, to be sure, but these dif
ferences can be adjusted. We must sub
ordinate all personal ambitions to the su
preme purpose of winning a truly Dem
ocratic victory a victory that will surely
redound to the benefit of the people.
"Every man who enters the St. Louis
convention and every one of his friends
should abide cheerfully by the decision of
the convention and support loyally the
nom'nees of the party. So far as I am
concerned, my position In this matter has
already been stated."
"If Mr. Cleveland should be nominated
would vou support him?"
Mr. Hearst paused for a moment,
frowned faintly and then smiled.
"Well." he said, "I have supported Mr.
Cleveland three times for the presidency,
and I am inclined to think that is enough.
I shnll, however, abide by the decision
of the convention, whoever the nominee
Mr. Hearst added: "But why discuss
Cleveland as a serious possibility? He
is merely brought forward by shrewd
politicians In tho hope -! forcing tho
radicals Into a compromise on some rc
organlzer less objectionable."
BUY who defied
Itenfroe Puts His Faith in the
Almighty and Power of SDeech
Is Again Restored.
Shreveport. La., June SO Julian Ren
froe, the boy who lost his speech and
hearing at Chicago, May 31, after hurling
a defiance at God Almighty, regained
both senses to-day. Renfroe wrote on a
slip of paper last week. In reply to a
question, that he believed God would re
store his senses on Thursday at 3 o'clock,
and to-day at the time set his statement
He was at the home of his mother when
he opened his lips and shouted: "The Lord
His lips continued to move, and as his
friends shouted and stood wondering at
tho miracle, he was heard uttering the
words of the Twenty-third Psalm.
When the news) of Renfroe's recovery
was learned, the streets leading to his
home were filled by excited negroes, who
prayed on the way. It was announced by
his friends that he would address the ne
groes next Saturday on his mlraclous re
storation. MORE TROUBLE AT TANGIER.
Moorish Chiefs Threaten to Kid
Tangier, June 'SO. Chiefs of the Anghera
tribe have written to the Sultan demand
ing tho release of their tribesmen who
are Imprisoned here. They say that unless
their demand is granted they will cap
ture an Englishman and hold him as a
lim Imps m MsB cateue at.Un gtiaaottt.
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Daniel Joseph Campju, chairman of the subcommittee on arrangements. Is standing
on the riKht. lighting hl. cigar, while ?.'orm.in K. JIack. X ttionul Committeeman
from Xew York, is leaning with legs crossed against a wall, t.ilking to James
Creelman and M Curtis, newspaper correspondents.
NATIONAL CONVENTION OUTLOOK,
Delegates are nrriving slowly. To-day will brins a large number and to
morrow tho main bodies will begin to arrive.
A development nf particular Interest Is the seeming collnpso of the organ
ized endeavor for Hearst. Dcleiates who have come in from tho Pacific Slope
say freul that there is no serious intention among thoo (kit Rations to sup
port Hearst A number of Southern Illinois leaders make .1 similar statement.
On the other hand, Hc-irst has shown an unexpected strength in Mis-ouri. A
few of the delegates elected at Joplin Wednesday declare thtlr prefcrenco for
Hearst If Senator t'oekrell Is withdrawn. Since the ddfgition Is under the
unit rule, however. It Is not likely that any part of Missouri's vote will be cast
for Hearst. Hearst men themselves admit that It will take somebody else to
Tho result of tho Joplin convention has not helped the probability of a
sweeping movement for Folk. Of the delegates .it large CJovcrnor Dockcry and
Senator Stone will not bo likely to htlp Folk to new- distinction. Messrs, Clark
and Do Armond are friendly to him. but they aro stronger In debate than In
organization. A majority of tho district delegates will follow- Dockcry and
Stone rather than Dp Armond and Clark in this situation
Major Rose of Milwaukee is being brought forward for the vice presidency.
Conditions in Wisconsin aro supposed to point favorably to him.
A personal representative of Judge Parker states in The Republic that Con
gressman John Sharp Williams will be tho Parker spokesman in all matters
affecting the platform: that Mr. Williams has been in conferenco with Judge
Parker and tint the two men are In perfect accord on platform utterances.
Congressman Williams's interview in The Republic a few dajs ago repre
sents his view of the main issues between the parties.
Tho entire presidential situation continues to depend upon whether the
Southern and Western delegates can be convinced that Judge Parker is the
strongest man in Xew ork and other close States. If that belief is estab
lished by the time tho convention opens there will be but few ballots. He will
be quickly nominated.- If the dlsiike of the Hill factional influence and other
disadvantages of Parker are shown to operate against his availability he will
bo easily defeiUd. Then tho contest among tho other candidates will begin
in earnest. There is no Parker enthusiasm In any of the groups now quartered
at the St. Louis hotels. Everybody is waiting to see tho proof of his ability to
get more votes than any other candidate could get in the close States.
A significant hint is given to The Republic by John P. Hopkins, "leader of
the Illinois delegation, that he personally favors Parker, though ho will vote
for Hearst on one ballot, or perhaps more. Tor practical convention purposes
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JULY CORX -16-c
WHEAT Siic BID;
JULY CORX 47Hc
THH SUX RISES THIS MORXIXG AT
4.3T. AXD SETS THIS EVEXIXG AT 7 Z.
THE MOOX RISES THIS EVEXIXG
AT 0 33.
for Missouri anil Illinois I'nlr nnil
Tfurmrr J'rlilii? unit Sjittirln.
1. Butler Indicted.
2. Indorse Rothwell for Committeeman.
3. Missouri's Voie in Convention.
Swallow at Head of Prohibitionists.
4. The Republic's Daily Form Charts.
Visitors In Xew York and Chicago.
Visitors Registered at State Buildings.
7. Railroads Slake Poor Showing.
8. Shoots Holes in Oil Tank.
1. World's Fair Xews.
3. Financial X'ews.
Summary of St. Louis Markets.
4. The Republic "Want" Ads.
Birth, Marriage ami Death Records.
5. The Republlo "Want" Ads.
6. Tho Republlo "Want" Ads.
7. Live-Stock Markets.
Happenings in Xear-By Cities.
8. Refuses Hearing to Colorado Miners.
INSURANCE POLICY KEEPS
MAN FROM POTTERS FIELD.
George Grlgab', Found Demi In
Vacant Hulldlnn, FenrrU He
Would Die Penniless.
The body of the man who was found
dead in the unfinished building at the cor
ner of Washington and Walton avenues,
has been identified as George Grigsby,
who was emplojed at the World's Fair
the last time his friends heard from him.
He had no relatives In St. Louis so
far as is known, but carried an insurance
policy for $500, which sum he wished to
prevent him being burled in Potter's
Field. Doctor E. B. Maj field of Xo. 2
Lewis place, for whom Grigsby had
worked as coachman, said that he had al
ways had a horror of being buried at the
public expense and that fie bad always
kept the premiums paid In oroT that he
might have enough money to P-y for his
It is thought that he had gone into the
building to sleep and that he was taken
with a fit and died.
a IlnSt. Joni
oeiwtcn Hopkins and Cable and
HURT SOON AFTER
Woman Who Tried to Commit
Suicide Iieturns, Ilating Been
Injured in Street-Car
Mrs. Laura Romer, 37 3 cars old, of Xo.
3816 Mirino avenue, who attetmpted sui
cide at her homo jesterday morning by
taking carbolic acid, was Injured by being
thrown from a surrey several hours after
being released from tho City Hospital
je-terday afternoon as the result of a
collision with a Compton Heights Car at
California and Park avenues.
Julius Romer, her husband, with whom,
it is said, tho quarreled before trying to
tike hir life, and W.ilbrldge Romer,
their 11-year-old son. also were occu
pants of the carriage. Both were thrown
to tho street, but wero not seriously In
jured. After the arcldent the members of the
family were taken to tho City Hospital,
where their injuries were attended. Later
they went to their homes. Romer. who Is
a night watchman for the St, Louis Sani
tary Reduction Works, sustained a broken
rib and numerous bruises. The son and
the mother sustained slight bruises.
When Romer returned from his work
jesterday morning he was met on tho
porch by his wife. As he started to ascend
the steps his wife took a vial of acid from
her dress and swallowed the contents.
The woman was taken to the City Hos
pital, but was released later in the day,
her condition not being serious.
A hone hitched to a buggy owned by
Theodore Blehrman of X'o. 2S0I Park av c
rfue, was standing at California and Park
avenues at tho time of tho accident to
Romer and family and became frightened
and dashed into the car. The buggy was
overturned and damaged. The horse was
slightly Injured. Mr) Blehrman was
transacting some bu.lness in a tore
when tho accident occurred. The surrey
occupied by the Romer family was dam
CHURCH FOUND GUILTY
OF FIRST DEGREE MURDER.
Jury at AVnrrcnton Arrives nt a Ver
dict and Sentence Is Suspended
Until Arjtument for New
Trial Is Held.
Warrenton. Mo.. June 30 The Jury
which sat on the case of William E.
Church, charged with the murder of his
foster-parents, Mr. and Mrs. Yeater. Aug
ust 31. 1503. brought In a verdict to-day. of
murder In th& first degree. .
Church's attorney has filed a motion for
a new trial, -vhich will be argued before
Judge Shelton JuljT 3
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1 In St. Louis, One Celt.
SHIPS AfiE SUIT
BY THE RUSSIANS
Admiral Skyrdloff Destroys
Vessels at Gen-San in
Raid of Vladivostok
KUR0PATKIN STILL RETIRING.
.Mikado's Troops Drive Musco
vites Out of Senu-Chen, Fen
Shui and Saim-Atza, Occu
pying the Positions.
BOAT RUNS TOGO'S BLOCKADE
Torpedo-Boat Destroyer From
Port Arthur Arrives at 2sruch-
wanr; Japs Closing in
on Besieged Fortress.
bPETIAL BY CABLE TO THE ST. LOUIS RE
PUBLIC AND THE NEW YORK HERALD.
Seoul. Juno 30. 7 p. m.(Cop right, 1904)
At i o'clock, this morning thren Rus
sian warships of the Vladivostok squad
ron, accompanied by torpedo boats, ap
peared off Gen-Saw, coast of Korea. The
torpedo boats destroyed one small Jap
anese steamer and one small schooner.
Tho Russians next bombarded the Jap
anese concession for some thirty rainutes
and then returned northward. The ships
sunk were the steamer Koun, of 2.87S
tons, and the little coasting vessel Seitsu.
A total of 200 shells were fired iato tho
settlement, but no serious damage re
sulted. Later the Vladivostok squadron, con
sisting of three cruisers, one torpedo
boat destrojer and nine torpedo boats,
was reported off An-Pen (about fifteen
miles to the cast of Gen-San), proceeding
in a southeasterly direction. Its destina
tion is not known.
KUROPATKIX STILL RETHUXG.
St. Petersburg, Juno 30. The first dis
patch from General Kuropatkln In two
days reached here to-day under date of
June 23. Details are given of smiU skir
mishes extending oyer June 23. 5fl and 2T,
In which the General savs the Russians
were victorious, but retired. The Russian
troops, the dispatch states, occupied the
station at Senu-Chen after three days of
fighting, but at 9 o'clock "it was dis
covered that a brigade of the enemy's In
fantry was advancing In front, while other
columns were turning our detachment's
left flank. The town of Senu-Chen, which
is surrounded by walls, was also occupied
by Japanese. Consequently, at 11 o'clock,
our troops slowly withdrew.
"On June 26 the enemy continued to ad
vance from Fen-Shul and. Mc-Tteu passes
frontally and flanking. At least eight bat
talions and ten guns were concentrated
against Mo-TIen Pass. At 4 In the after
noon tho enemy occupied Kau-TIa Pass,
on the Liao-Yang main road.
JAPC OCCUPY SIAM-ATSZE.
"Since June 23 the Japanese have been
advancing their right, occupying Siam
Atsro, the morning of June 28, three com
panies advancing beyond. At first they
forced back the Cossacks, but subse
quently the Japanese were repulsed.
"From the morning of June 27 the Jap
nese developed a frontal attack against
our troops in Ta Pass, simutnneously
turning our right with at least a division
of infantry and three field batteries. The.
fight lasted until 7:40 In the evening. In.
view of tne enemy's great strength, and
the turning movement, our troopi retired
slowly from tho pass. Tho enemy did not
advance. Our losses are undetermined,
b-it are estimated at about 2C0."
RUXS TOGA'S BLOCKADE.
Xluchwang. June 30. The Rusrlan tor- ,,
pedo-boat destroyer Lieutenant Burukoft
has arrived here from Port Arthur, hav
ing run the Japanese blockade. It Is be
lieved that she carries dispatcher for the
army and for St. Petersburg. The boat
has the appearance of having ben in a
general engagement, her bow gun having
been shot anay.
The officers declare that Admiral Togo's
reports of ,the encounter In the Port Ar
thur harbor are greatly exaggerated. They
assert that the Russians, so far from suf
fering a disastrous defeat, have made two
cruises in the Gulf of Fe-Chi-Ll in five
The commander of the torpedo boat also
reports that two Japanese torpedo boai!v
CLOSE IX OX PORT ARTHUR.
Toklo, June 30. It is reported with au
thority that there is continual skirmishing
in tho vicinity of Port Arthur, and the
Japanese forces aro closing in on that
A report received from General Oka
says that after the fighting at Telisau (Va
fangow) on June 15 he buried 1844 Rus
sians. The trophies taken by the Japanese
at this engagement consisted of sixteen,
guns, fort -six waggons, D38 rifles and other
FAIR AND MILD WEATHER.
Eight Westerly Winds Predicted
by Weather Bureau To-Day.
Fair, with mild temperature and light
westerly winds. Is the official prediction,
of the Weather Bureau for to-day.
Storms that occurred north o Minne
sota have moved to upper Michigan. Rain
has fallen In all sections of Missouri and
parts of the Mississippi Valley.
The highest temperature recorded yes
terday was at 2 p. m., when the ther
mometer registered 80 degrees. The tem
perature fell to 71 degrees before ,7 o'clock: 1 j;
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