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WHOLE NUMBER 16,555.
RICHMOND, VA. SATURDAY, At AY 28, 1004.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SOON TO COME HOME.
MRS. STONEWALL JACKSON.
This Distinguished Lady Soon to Visit Richmond.
SUMMARY OF THE DAY'S NEWS
WASHIa.-. ON. May 27.? Forecast for
1 Saturday and Sunday:
Virginia?Fair Saturday; cooler In south?
east portion; .Sunday fnlr; Hsl:t, variable,
North Carolina?Fair Saturday, preceded
by showers along tho coast; Sunday (air;
fresi? northeast wind!?.
RANGE OP THE ?????????????.
? ?. M......70
? M. M
R P. M.;.w
ti P. M. 7K
If. P. M.70
112 midnight . W
Average. 73 1-3
MINI.VTURE A EMANAC.
May 28; 1S(M.
Sun liies.4:."? | RICH TIDE.
Sun Frts.7:M ? Morning..3:0.".
?????? rlhes.t?;5:j I Evening ?..1:06
Mrv Stonewall Jackson t? visit Rich?
mond next week und will decorale Con?
federale, h'croes'.wlth crossos; she lia? hoeii
ii.v/fcd to be tho gn?st of ?. li. Deo. Camp
on tli? .trip to the Nashville reunion
7>irn. H. D. McCoy? of Fulton, fea ring: \
that the hody drifted ashore at Cl?remolit !
Is thai of lier son. whom she thought
?tarte-d to St. J-ouls three weoks ago. left
yenterday morning for the James River
town to view t)ie remains,-?Dr. Kobert
Ktrange, elected bishop coadjutor Of East
Carolina, declines to Intimate What course
he will pursue: much will deper??) on the
visit of the Council's committee now on
th" way to tins city to wait on G>-, Strange
-Funeral of Mr. Vlrglntus N> wmn from
All Saints? Church this afternoon at o
o'clock; banks and other financial or?
ganizations meet and pass resolutions
Colonel Chosternian's condition remains
apparently about the ?ame; he shows no
Mgn of consciousness-State School
Board nearly completes ils work oLi?V?S"
lng reports on selections r?f f.eh">o| books.
MANCHESTER-Important meeting of
Waur Commissioners last night; proposi?
tion to erect new plant, with clear water
Httachmcnt, to he considered-Fine ?ti
tertnlnmenl at leader Hall for benefit
City Mission-Bazaar at Masonic Tempie
?-Funeral of Mr. Nicholas Anderson at
Sacred .Heart Church at !' o'clock this
morning??Delinquent tax list to lie pub
Ian Clark hung ar Amtierst Courthouse
for the brutal murder of Klo^yd .Morns,
also colored-Winchester jarred by a
blast or dynamite; plastering knocked
from celling of the. city hall-Surveying
party at work rjn proposed lumber rail?
road from Blaekstone unto Luhenbtirg?
An architect decides tb" courthouse at
lxuilsa Is not worth repairing and the
board decide to build a new one-Con?
gressman w. a. Jones and Colonel A. M.
Miller, U. S. engineer in charge of river
improvements. Inspect the Rnppalmnnock
In company with Congressman James R.
Mann, of Chicago; they found need of
improvement Is urgeni-Four ?emwiu
?warships In Hampton Road und another
expected; largest, assemblage of Cern?an
men of war ever In these wiiters-Dr. F.
?. ??????, of Gloucester, hadlv burned
while trying to save a fine horse lira
burning barn-The commercial travelers
meet In Roanoke, are extended the free?
dom of ine cltv und splendid banquet;
parade half a mile ling-Tho qualified
vote under now arrangement of wards In
Petersburg less than one-half of the regis?
tered list-A lightning stroke at Luiuy
Hi tins several people?The Elks In Pe?
tersburg lo open home June ,1st-Dan?
ville elects deli'BatCN to the State l>mo
natie Convention-The Keswlck Hunt
Club Horse Show a finn success,
The bodv or Ml.? Flora Stole, found in
creek near Wlnston-Snlom; It Is hel>-ved
abe committed suicide?The Episcopal
Council adjourns at Wilmington to meet
In the same pince next year; new Coad?
jutor Bishop Strange may reside any?
where In the diocese he may select-The
Agricultural ?mi Mechanical College
raises the prohibition against fraternities
and adopts ni]?a for their regulation
further proceedings In the Allunile and
North Carolina Railroad receivership case
? The contempt eases at Dumborton by
agreement, will be heard by Judge George
Jf. Brown; Judge Peebles denies Hint he
was intoxica ted hi any court.
Japanese victory at Kin Chow a remark?
able real of timm and cipturo of Nan
Shan hin presa ros ,th?! full of Port Arthur
and further disamar to the Russian army;
?? yet no confirmation of Imltlo of Taung
lass; Japanese make gallant light for
possession of Kin (how and compel Rus?
sians to nee; fighting siili lu progress;
loss of life heavy on both sides; believed
that Stato Department is negotiating lyitli
torcigli Powers with view of terminatili?
the conflict?Democratic Congressional
committee gets to work?Reported slump
in Park stock denied, and it Is said that
New Yorker Is stronger than before
< olonel Jumes A. Iloyj, veteran editor of
Greenville, S. C is no more--Prcsb.vte
rian Assembly of Church In the United
states adopts report favoring union with
Cumberland Assembly-Yale wins tiret
place In preliminary trials in twenty
ninth annual intercollegiate championship
??Hardware mon elect Jolm Donnait, o(
?Richmond, to vice-presidency of organiza?
tion-D. .1. Sully & Company demand re?
ceivers to purchase cotton and action
causes sensation-Judge AdvocuU-Cien
ernl l.emly. of navy, to he tried before
court-martlal?Joe Clans defeat? "Jewey"
Cook for lightweight championship of
Will Attend Meeting of Daugh?
ters of Confederacy Next
GRACEFUL ' INVITATION
Lee Cainp Wishes Distinguished
Lady to be Its Guest on
Mr?. Stonewall Jackson 1? soon to be In ,
Klchmond. She will on next Friday evo- j
Hing attend the meeting of the United
Daughters of the Confederacy at Lee
Camp Hall, when erosse? will be pre?
sented to heroes of the war between
the State?. ..Mrs. Jackson will be ac?
companied to Richmond by. her grand
? At the regular meeting of Lee Camp
Insl night, the body passed a r?solu- !
tier) Inviting Mrs. Jackson to go with
the body to the Nashville reunion n?
the special guest of -the camp. It Is if't
unlikely that she will do so. much to the [
.delight of the Richmond organliatlon. '
Lee. Camp Is making extensive prepa?
rations for the trip to Nashville, and an
unusually large delegation will go. |
To-morrow night the ramp will at- j
tend the Hollywood Memorial Associa- |
tlon's special service at Centenary
Church, when Dr. \V. J. Young will ?
preach. The organization will be uni- i
formed and proved to the main audl
lorlum from the lecture room of the
church, ' The veterans will also attend
the memorial exercises at Hollywood
Monday afternoon, the camp meeting at ?
Cherry and Canal Streets at i o'clock. I
The attendance on the meeting last ?
night was finite large. Major John YV\ |
Johnston, lieutenant-commander, was In
the chair. Commander Smith being ab?,
FOUND ANT EFFECTIVE
ENEMY OF BOLL WEEVIL
(By Associated Press.)
WASHINGTON, p. C? May 27.-Tlie
Department of Agriculture to-day an?
nounced that an ant has been found In
Gau temala (hat Is an effective enemy
of the boll, weevil. It. will be Immediately
Introduced Into the cotton States, The
greatest significance Is attached to the
discovery", which was made by O. F.
Cook, the botanist In rhnrgo of tropical
agriculture investigations of the Bureau
of Plant Industry. Cabled instructions
have, been sent to him to report imme?
diately to the department what assist?
ance ho needs in the way of men and
Condition of Colonel Chesterman.
The condition of Colonel \V. D, Ches?
terman. who Is critically ill at his home,
No. 4 West Gary Street, shows no marker
change. He Is very low, and hut slight
hope Is entertained' that he can survive
United States Assembla?
to Take in Cumberland
TO EFFECT CHANGE
AT NEXT SESSION
Ministers Speak Against Sepa?
rate Presbyteries or Synods
for White and Colored.
FINISHES UP ITS BUSINESS
Dr. Chester Re-Elccted Secre?
tary and Dr. E. W. Smith Is
Chosen as Field Secretary.
The Richmond Delega?
tion Return Home
(By Associated Press.;
BUFFALO. N. T., May 27,-The Gen?
eral Assembly of the Presbyterian Church
in the United States by an overwhelming;
vote to-day adopted the report of
the Committee on Union with the Cum?
berland Presbyterian Church. The reso?
lutions adopted included not only favor?
able action on the report recommended
but. certain Other steps to be taken to
secure the union of the churches ifnd
to make plain the position of the church.
The question of the proposed basis of
the union will now go to the presbyteries
of the General Assembly. If It is ap?
proved by a vote of two-thirds of them,
the necessary steps will be taken at the
next General Assembly to effect the
The announcement of the result wae
received with rreat cheering.
Flder Robert M. Alexander (colored),
of Wellford, S. C, obtained the floor in
opposition to separate presbyteries for
the colored brethren.
The territorial presbyteries, he said,
would? tend to foster a lower degree of
morality and false doctrine.
Dr. ?. J. Nlccols, of St. .Louis, en?
deavored to mak^clear ?that tho,church,
mude no race distinction, and that this
very plan .was designed to.bring all to?
gether in the end, as they are^. now
brought together In the assembly.
??We have drawn no ecclesiastical color
line.'' said Dr. Nlccols, "and with the.na?
tional color line which God lias drawn,
we have nothing to do."
On motion of Dr. James D. Moffat, It
was tesolved to apply the rule to synods
as well as presbyteries.
The Body Concluded Its Busi?
(Special to The Timer-nlspatch.l
MOBILK. ALA.. May 27.?The Southern
Pifshytorlan Assembly closed to-night Its
forty-fourth session, after a very busy
day's work. Among the important mat?
ter? acted upon wan the settling of the
question as to the secretaryship of for?
eign missions. Rev. Dr. S. II, Chester
was re-elected secretary and Rev. Dr, E.
W. Smith, of Gronsbor". N. C, was
elected field secretary, to co-operate with
Dr. Chester In his work.
The assembly decided ?o eomhlne the
executive' committee's ministerial educa?
tion; now located at Memphis. Tenn..
?and of ministerial relief, now located
In Richmond, Va., nnd to locate the com?
bined committee In Louisville. Ky.
A committee, of whir.b Rev. Dr. Russell
Cecil, of Richmond, is chairman, was
appointed to consummate this combina?
tion, which Is to go Into effect oil the
1st of next. September,
The new executive committee are di?
rected to select a secretary to take
charge of the work from that timo until
tho meeting of the next assembly. The
assembly adopted a resolution recom?
mending the use of the Bible In public
and privato schools: a|so one enjoining
tho members of this church not to use^
Sunday mail or Sunday trains: but de?
clined to adopt an overture of East Han?
over Presbytery, In regard to establish?
ing the order of deacons.
Many of the commissioners will leave
for their homes at once. Others, who are
too far from home to get back before
Sunday, will stay over until Monday,
among this number being all of tlio
Richmond delegation, who are now here.
These will reach home Tuesday afternoon,
UNEASY RETS THE HEAD THAT WEARS A CROWN.
John Mahnkin Fraudulently
Identified Remains of Mrs.
Green walk Found Guilty.
GOT FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS
Dead Woman One 'of Irorjuois
Victims?Counsel for Prisoner
Gltvc r\o Argument.
(By Associated Press.)
CHICAGO, May 27.?Choking and gasp?
ing and with eyes rolling with terror.
John Mahnkeri, accused of fraudulently
Identifying tho body of Mrs. Frank R.
Greenwnlk, an Iroquols fire victim. In
order to steal Ifer money, suddenly
Jumped to his feet in Judge Clifford's
court room to-day and pointed frantically
at an imaginary spectre, ?\ hieb lie thought
stood confronting him. He was over?
powered anil taken inL> an ante-room.
When quiet was restored Mahnken'S
lawyer decided to let the case go to the
jury without argument. The Jury quickly
reached ? verdict of "guilty."
The technical charge against Mahnkou
was perjury, and it was proved that, he
had taken the body of Mrs. Greenwnlk
from a morgue and had ?I buried as his
aunt. His motive was to gain posses?
sion of tho S400 found on the butly.
ELECT RICHMOND MAN
(By Associated, Press.)
ATLANTA, CA.. May 27.?Tho closing
session of the Joint convention of tho
Southern Hardware Jobbers.' Association
and the American Hardware M, Xifactu
?'erH was held to-day and officers were
elected by the Southern hardware moti.
The old officer? were unanimously re
elected, as follows:
W. M. Crumley, president, Atlanta;
John Donnan. first vice-pres|d.?rit; Rich?
mond. Va.; ft. A. Pedon, second vlco
presldent, Houston, Texas; C. B. Carter,
secretary and treasurer, KnnxviJle.; the
American Hardware Manufacturers' As?
sociation docs not elect officer? until .NO
The place of meeting for tho Joint
convention next year has not been defi?
nitely deckled. Ashevllle, N, C, and Chat
tanga are strong bidders for the honor.
MAN HER SON?
Mrs. McCoy, of Fulton, Goes to
Clarcmont to View
IS HE OGDEN SHEPHARD?
He Went'-to' St. Louis, Mothc
-Thought, But Deserip
' tions Tally. ?
Unable to sleep at night and refusing
to? be comforted because of the absence
and silence of her son, Mrs. R. D, McCoy,
of Fulton, left yesterday morning for !
Clureimmt, on James River, to view the j
romains which floated ashore there about '
three weeks ago.
Airs. ?McCoy saw in the papers a de- ;
scrlpllon of the drowned man, and from ?
that day until sho bonrded the Old Point
Comfort yesterday morning her mind was j
never free from the thought, the terr,uie
anxiety, that possibly the unknown and
unclaimed corpse was that of her son,
Ogd?h Shcphard, child oC her first mar?
riage. ? i
She will doubtless never forget his ap- ?
pearance. something more than three ,
weeks ago, when, dressed out In a neat, j
new suit, nnd, in her loving mother's eyes,
looking a.s handsome and manly as any
to be found, he left Fulton, presumably
for St. Louis. He had told them?mother,?
wife and thron little children?that he
would go to the Exposition city, where
he would readily find highly remunera?
tive employment. Since the bright morn?
ing he left not a word has come from
him. though after the manner of hus?
bands and sons he promised "to write
A few days later the papers came nut
reporting that a body of a young man had
drifted ashore near Claremont, Tho
clothes were "new nnd the brown hair
curling." He was. thought to he from
Richmond, the loiter went on to say.
"That, sounds like It might he my son."
said Mrs. McCoy to her husband. Rut
Mr. McCoy did not think so and tried to
quiet her new-found fenrs. Rut the
words "brown curling hair" and the
"new suit of clothes" kept ringing In her
ears. They rang so loudly and so cease?
lessly that she could not sleep. She
thought of her son. Inu/lod by the hands
of strangers on the river's edge at tho
high-water mark, as |s the custom In the
country, and she could bear the suspense :
no longer. It wa.s really telling on her |
health. So Mr. McCoy advised her?and
she was very willing?to po to Clnreniont,
see the body nnd set her mind forever at
(Contlnuod on Second Page.)
WAR IN EAST
Believed State Department Is Ne?
gotiating With Foreign Pow?
ers to Terminate Conflict.
NO FORMAL STEPS TAKEN
Said That Great Britain and the
United,States.Are the Coun?
(Special to The Tlmes-Dlspatch.)
WASHINGTON, D. C., May 27.-The
State Department is bolieved to be In
negotiation with foreign powers with a
view of ending the Russo-Japanese war.
It is known that the war was tho prin?
cipal subject of discussion at the Cabinet
meeting to-day. . No formal step will
be taken, however, until there has been
some general or sufficient ngrcement
amoiij the powers to mako the t?nder of
Koorl offices effective or acceptable.
The United States, it is plain, is not
Interested In the Russo-Japanese war,
except In so far as Its own mercantile
Interests are concerned. It is Just now
to the mutual interest of the United
States end Great Britain that the war
bo ended, There Is another considera?
tion, which, It Is said, entered Into the
discussion at the Cabinet meeting to?
day. Both powers, Russia and Japan,
have repudiated the charge that they
arc responsible for strewing the sea with
floating mines, which are a menace to
the commerce of all nations. Neither the
United Slates nor any other power is%
anxious to take the Initiative nnd prove
that either belligerent is responsible for
the strewing of mines. Tho international
point now is, therefore, lo stop the war
for some other reason, and by the time
there Is another war, the question of
j floating mines will Jiavc been estab?
lished by some general convention of
Negotiations Under Way.
' (Special to The Tinies-Dlspatch.)
NEw YORK, May ^i.?Dispatches from
Uomlon, Paris and Berilli Indicate that
there Is good reason lo believe that the
above mentioned negotiations are now
under way, for although no direct coti?
j flrmallon can be liad from the ministries
I the report Is current In these capitals
I that advances have been mndo with a,
view to procuring John action on the
part, of these four powers toward a
peaceful settlement of the Russo-.lnpan
eso dispute, and that It Is likely the
Unitoti States will be depended upon to
malie the first move, as this country Is
nntrammeled by treaties or alliances,
and Is thus in a better position to tnko
Ruch nctlon than any of the European
Senator Daniel Their Choice
(Special to The Timejs-Dlepatch.)
MADISON, VA? May 2".-The Demo?
crats of Madison county. In mass, meeting
here to-day, elected the following dele
Bates ani alternates to the Slate con?
Rnpldan District-Delegate?: Charles K,
Kite, W. L. Early and George L. Brown?
ing. Alternates: J. F. Jarrell, Wi J?
Huckster? ?,lfl J01"1 T< Hal1'
Locust Pul" Dltstrict-Dolegates: Lester
Hill, K. W. Twymnn and D. F. Weaver.
Alternates: H. F. Twyman, 8, B- Thomas
and O. W. Wn.vlfind,
Robinson District-Delegates: J. L.
Fray ? A. Graves und J. \\. Netners.
Altern?tes: YV. O. Crlgler, Homer Kite
and Elmer pulaney.
Delegate-at-large: Congressman Jame?
Hay, Alternate; O. H. Taylor.
' The delegates were Instructed to voto
i for the Instruction of the delegates to tho
? national convention for Parker for Pron
I Ident and John W. OalUeJ for VI?e-Pre?t
URGE DR. STRANGE
Representatives of East Carolina
Council Coming Here?Rector
of St. Paul's Saying Nothing.
The Rev. Dr. Robert Strange, rector of
St, Paul's, who was on Thursday clectod
bishop coadjutor of Bast Carolina, re?
turned to Richmond yesterday from
Greensboro, where ho delivered a com?
AVhon seon yesterday? Dr. Strango was
not prepared to make nny statement
Indicating his probable course In the
matter of the bishopric, He lias been
notified by telegram of his selection, and
has been advised that a committee from?
the council of the diocese Is on Its way
to Richmond to lay the call before htm,
Until he consults with these gentlemen
it Is Impossible for Dr, Strange to make
any move hi the matter at all. The
committee will probably arrive here some
The duties, of a coadjutor bishop are not
specifically defined In the church law, as
W?, 11WSS Vi A bi?U<!& iLW&h *Hd AM ,
governed largely by 'he conditions pre?
vailing within the diocese In question.
Tho bishop indicates tho work his cond
1utor will have lo perform, and it Is this
information that the committee will lay
before tho Richmond rector. It may bo
seen, therefore, that tho committee will
enter very largely Into the consideration
of tho whole matter.
Throughout the entire community there
Is strong hope that Dr. Strange may
seo his way clear to remain here, where
his work Is so successful. H Is neverthe?
less a fact that there is a growing im?
pression that he will go. Tho honor is
great and the duties largo nnd responsi?
ble. Tho field is his old home, where he
is much beloved.
The 40 ntlvertlsoinwita for help pub?
lished in today s Timos? l-llspaccl*. on
paBoS, Rj-e ne follows:
4 Agents. -I Salesmen,
20 Domestic.?!. ? Miscellaneous.
6 Trades. 1 I>rug O?q?-L?^ _
This not only Interest? those out of
work? but ? cleelrlp? to improve
UWlr position? ? well.
Judge Advocate Will he Tried
on Charges Brought by John
Smith, Formerly a Seaman.
(J3y Associated Prese.)
WASHINGTON, D. C? May ??.-C?eorgo
F, Ormsby, attorney for John Smith, for?
merly a. aeainali In Hie United Stntes
navy, to-day filed whh Hie Secretary ot
tho Navy formal charges against Judge
Advocato-Oeuoral Dently. and naked that
the officer be tried by general court
martial on chargea of "falsehood and cul?
pable inefficiency In the performance of
Tho charge grows out of the case of
Smith, now before the Supremo Court on
appeal of the United States, from a judg?
ment in the Court of Claims. Mr, Ormsby
contends that In moving for un advanco
of the case on tho court docket Captain
l>omly had made false representations to
Induce tho Secretary of tho Navy to sign
a certain letter In ronneotlon with the
motion to advance tho case, alleged false
representations being made, he charges,
to Influence the court against his client.
The application of Mr, Ormsby thai the
Judge-advoeate-geiierul of the navy be
court-martialed will n,fv> be gianteu by
t?ocfuUrjr; Moodjc .?
Endorse Cameron for Congress
by Rising- Vote and Elect Dele?
gates to State Convention.
(Special to The Tlnies-Dlspntcli.l
? KT ?I tH HI MIO, V.\? May :7.-The city
convention to-night elected, ?jxt?eii dele?
gates to tho State convention to he hold
111 Richmond Juno !>th. A resolution WiW
utii?Mimously, adopted liy a rising voto
? endorsing tho candidacy of Colone] Wil?
liam ?. ?'unieron for Congressi paying
il tributo to his ability ami assuring the
peuple of thu Fourth Districi that If they
elect him they will find him an uhlo
' anil untiring champion of their will,
I a resolution was also adopted Instruct'
? lug tli? delegate? to cant their vote? to
! hind tho Virginia delegation to tho Na?
tional Convention to vote as a unit on
I all questions arising before that boilyv
I l'ho delegateti lo Richmond, aro: First
j Ward- Lini d A. Lyon, J W. Wells.
! Second Wind -tleorgo Mason, James M.
Quleke, Jr., Hatcher Bewart und Oeorgo
Cameron, Jr. Third Ward-N. T. Patle
pon, W. ?. Totty and Charlea T. Lassi
ter. Fourth Ward- William ?. Cameron,
W. H. Lan?? nnd W. ?J, Andrews. Fifth
"Wurd-W. T. Milieu ha and John F.
?? ?????p?p. BlStlj WMIHl?J, it. Jonea and
'If? a- Ca.wiUlvi?,
Capture of Kin Chow a
Remarkable Feat. >
OF PORT ARTHUR
Admiral Togo's Fleet Com?
mences Heavy Bombardment
of Russian Stronghold.'
NO CONFIRMATION OF
BATTLE OF TAUNQ PAS*
Reports Indicate Steady aodp
Rapid Advance by the; Japa- a
nese in Manchuria, and
Heavy Fighting Is Ex- .
pected ? No Other
(Special Cable to The Timee-DispAteh.
TOKIO, May 27.?Admiral;
Togo's fleet is now bombarding]
the fortress from the south. He?!
has established a complete block?
ade around the southern end of(
the Liao Tung Peninsula.
By Paul Lambeth.
(Special Cable to The Tlmea-Dlspatcru
LONDON, May 27.?Military
men regard the success of the
Japanese in dislodging the Rus?
sians from their strongly fortified
positions to the south of Kin
Chow, as reported in the official1
dispatches from Tokio, as a fc-.
markablc feat of arms and one
which presages not alone the fall
of Port Arthur, but of further dis?
asters to the Russian' army.
Properly defended, officers fa?
miliar with the ground declare
the Russian fortifications in the
Nanshan hills ought to have
been proof against any frontal at?
tack and they arc awaiting details
of the fighting .with the keenest
interest. It is now believed that
the Japanese can, if they deem
this course best, take Port Arthur.
by direct asault. That the early
capture of Port Arthur is of prime
importance is generally accepted.
This is true not so much by rea?
son of any stratagetical advant?
age the place may be to Japan as
that it means the definite destruc-? '
tion of the Japanese squadroni
there and by permitting. Togo's
entire fleet to take up the block?
ade of Vladivostok, fixes definite?
ly Japan's mastery of the seas.,
With the Port Arthur squadron
out of the way, Port Arthur in'
Japanese hands and Togo's fleet
free, it would be folly for Russia
to attempt to send any naval pow?
er at her command to- sea.
No confirmation has been re?
ceived of the reported, battle at
Taung Pass, but other reports
come in which indicate a steady^
and rapid advance by the Jap?
anese in Manchuria, which musi!
soon result in heavy fighting un?
less the Russians decline to accept
the gage of battle and retire to
JAPS LOSE 12,000.
And Fighting Is Reported tc*
Still be in Progress in the ,
Vicinity of Kin Chou,
(Ry Associated Press.)
LONDON, May 28,?A dispaici! to the
Central News from Harbin sa.vs tin)
Japanese losses during the fighting at
Kin Chou are said to be L',000 men killed.
It Is said that, these figures hnvo boon
confirmed by an official dispatch. Fight?
ing, It U< added, Is still going op It? the
vicinity of Kin Chou.
Tho Tokio corresponden* of tho Daily
Telegraph saya ho learns that the Jap?
anese troops ate now within twelve,
miles of Port Arthur, and that th? Rus?
sians Miifforru heavier casualties than
tin? Japanese, who had taken guns and
other material and a tow prisoners. Ho
predicts a initiier surprise, as Japan Is
now Increasing her effort ? In all .direc?
Tho Tokio correspondent of tho ?'?,-iily
Chronicle says that the Japanese cup*
turcil tunny guns In Kin Chou.
Stoessel Freed Fock's Troops
(By Associateli Press.)
RRRLIN, May 58. -The Tokio corres?
pondent uf Tageblatt ?ends the follow?
lug under ditto of May ?it;::
It is generally believed here that ?!?:?.
enil Rogl (Oku?) succeeded on Msy 2>itli
In cutting off a. portion of tho pourth
Russian Sharpshooter'' Division under
Maj'-r-Gcnoral Fock. having taken lb?
heights between Port Arthur and Kin
Chou on May IMth and Kth.' and that.
I he capitulation of this body Is expected.
The fighi was must bitter end stubborn
va bom felfea ?ni the lo/s?* seje ?????.