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SAN FRANCISCO, TUESDAY, MAY 3/ 1904.
NOTABLE METHODISTS ASSEMBLE
IN LOS ANGELES TO TAKE PART
IN GREAT CHURCH CONFERENCE
MINIMIZES THE VICTORY.
.' BERLIN, May 2.— The evening
newspapers minimlz^- the importance
of the Japanese victory, which they
aver is what German military men ex
pected all along. The National Zei
tung thinks. the engagement proves
that previous estimates of the Rus
sian strength on the Yalu were greatly
exaggerated. , . The loss of their - artil
lery. ¦ the - Tagellche Rundeschau
says, throws an unfavorable. light on
the character of the Russian retreat.
War News Continued on Pas« 1»
FIGHT 0 HEAVY - ODDS.
Slavs «i Greatly - Outnumbered i by ' Jap
anese Anny of Invasion. '
ST.y PETERSBURG; s May. V 2.^-The
FALEM. Ore.. May 2.— Alleging that
poor food was being served, forty-five
convicts at the penitentiary threw down
their tools last Friday. They were giv
en two minutes by Warden Curtis to
return to their tasks. A guard armed
with a. rifle backed up the alternative
given by the warcen. who said they
coiild stay in JIne in the chapel Indefin
itely if they refused. News of the re
volt was made known this morning.
Convicts In Orccron Mutinyv
CLEVELAND, Ohio, May 2. — D. P.
Evans of .Bowling Green, Ohio, started
from the City, Hall here to-day for San
Francisco, pushing a wheelbarrow, to
pay" an election bet. Evans wagered
that Mayor Johnson would be elected
Governor of, Ohio last fall, the loser to
push a wheelbarrow 'across the '- con
tinent ; from Cleveland ; to , San Fran
cisco and, return, and also to make the
journey without : money. • Evans . ; ex
pects to earn enough to pay his ex
penses en route.
Loser Chose Jfnyor Johnson to Win
; In Ohio and Now He Must Walk
to San ' Francisco.
ROLLS WHEELBARROW TO ' ; ;
PACIFIC TO PAY A BET
RENO. -May,: 2.— One of * the most
daring robberies • coraml tted ; in Reno
took, place last night, when six mer
chandise cars ,of a train standing In
front of ;the passenger . depot^in . this
city were ; plundered, property*. to the
value of about $2000 being Btolen. *
The theft was not I discovered until
the train was about to pull out., At
this time the" Chief <"of Police' was in
formed that .members of, the band im
plicated were endeavoring 'to ; sell ; : a
portion of -the ¦ stolen property.;- Since
that time, the : officers :^rand k : : railroad
men have Ibeen working on' the. case,"
but thus far have ; only, succeeded * In
making one arrest; — ~
Two Thousand Dollars'. Worth of Mer
chandise Stolen at Depot at
DARING KOBBEKS LOOT
RAILWAY CARS AT RENO
"Mother Dreiel" Makes Handsome
Donation- to Found Technical
School In Nebraska. 0
SIOUX CITY, Iowa, May 2. — Miss
Katharine Drexel, now "Mother
Drexel," head of the Order of the
Blessed Sacrament, a Catholic order
for women, • of" which she was the
founder, is* reported to _have an
nounced a sift. of $500,000 to found a
technical school among the Indians of
Nebraska, the Winnebago tribe. (
Mother- "Drexel, of the famous
Philadelphia family, has givenUwo or
three million dollars for work among
Indians, in which her order is spe
cially .devoted. Bishop Garrigan of
the. Sioux City diocese confirms the
stories that he' has received
notification of the gift,; but is not yet
able to give details of the donor's
plan. - ; •
GIVES HALF MILLION
TO EDUCATE INDIANS
. LOS ANGELES. May 2.— Joseph Fel
lows, the Terminal Island boat builder,
and five companions are believed to
have gone to the bottom in the terrific
Ka!p that has swept the southern coast.
The party left Catalina Island on the
yawl Minerva Sunday for the main
land, and to-night at 11 o'clock launches
returning from cruises of search as far
south 85 Newport and extending over
to Catalina Island reported nothing
pec-n of the boat or its crew. With
Fellows were Ed Ross, Dave Barry.
George Cramer. George Graham and
Homer Evans. The craft was one
which Fellows had built as a cruiser.
Thp men were in his employ, and he
planned th<? trip as a pleasure cruise
for them. Thp boat was scantily pro
visioned. Buffeted by the gale, she
dra££ed her anchors In the bay at
Avalon. and that is supposed to be the
reason for her putting to eea.
The storm caused preater damage
thsn was at first believed. Wharf N'o.
S at Redondo was battered bo that re
pairs will cost thousands of dollars.
The schooner Gardiner City of San
Francisco Jp nearly a total loss.
FEAR THAT FIVE MEX
PERISHED IX A STORM
rcrmina! Inland Boat Builder and His
< onipatiion- Disappear During
The actions of the mother were caus
ed by the fact that she had been with
out food for several days. She was
brought to a Spokane hospital.
SPOKANE, Wash., May 2.— As the
west bound train neared Columbia
Falls, Montana, this morning, Mrs.
Mary Flgleski, a Polish woman, be
came violently Insane. Before any one
could intervene she thrust her hand
through the glass window and threw
her baby qut. She was in the act of
Jumping through the window when she
was caught by the passengers.
The train was running at full speed
and it was some distance before it was
brought to a standstill. When the
train backed up every one expected to
find the lifeless remains of the child,
but when it was picked up It was
found to be full of life and commenced
to yell lustily. The cKild was prac
tically uninjured, with the nxception of
a few slight scratches. It is supposed
that when it fell it struck in a- lot of
shrubbery and rolled into the small
mud hole where it was found.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
Insane Mother Tries
to Murder an
Under cover of powerful batteries
north of Sindiagow, the Japanese
crossed to Kosan, occupying the height.
As the latter position would have, en
abled;-them to : direct a raking fire
against -the . Russians at ; Kuliencheng,
General, Sassulitch ordered it to be re
taken on Friday. This was done.^but
on Saturday • the Japanese, under cover
of a battery, reoccupied it, the defend
ers falling back across the Litzanvena
and continuing the .fight with the Japa
nese'.who were, attempting, to flank
them'from Chingow. , r
! TheN Russian \ forces . at Antung -and
Kuliencheng, had meanwhile ; retreated
to, their- second line, a few. miles west
.ward. ;,The j whole .Russian, force ) en
gaged formed a semicircle,
thehorns of which -were being gradu
ally drawn in preparatory to retiring
to; a position, farther west. This was
the situation when the las£, Russian of
ficial reports weresent. . ...
. A "member, of the staff -said that the
issue ultimately, turned, probably, upon
whether. • the . order . to ; withdraw, was
given at; the proper time. A slight de
lay at ' a: critical, moment jnlght « have
"enabled -; the ~ enemy's vastly :." superior
The, Japanese force, the staff believes,
approximates 100,000 men, of which four
divisions, thirteen battalions and fifty
six guns were in action. .The Japanese
prepared for crossing the river by post
ing all of their available guns, of which
the Russians say the Japanese had'flve
times mor» than "they, along the line
facing Kuliencheng and Antung, and
al?o landed' from their warships forty
seven guns. • This array of artillery,
eventually made . Kullencheng unten
able. ' >/¦-: . . .'-. * •-'-'.•<-. '~T : Z
- ..-. -•*,•¦¦- ' , '• ¦ ¦ i
press ( has obtained from ' the general
staff an outline of -the operations on
the; Yalu "River during the past week.
The : Russian force, including the re
serves, was composed of General Kash
tilinsky's rifle division, GeneralMist
chenko's Cossack outposts and a bri
gade of artillery, the whole under Gen
eral Sassulitch. Knowledge of geogra
phy, is essential to a clear understand
ing.. The Russian lines were at Kulien
chenfe, opposite Wiju, and at Antung,
both on the Fengwangchengr road. Ai
mile north of Kuliencheng lies the vil- |
lage of.Potitlnsky. near a tributary of
the Litzavena,^flve miles up which is
Chingow. On the opposite side of Poti- i
tinsky stands Kosan, which is a dom
inating height. Still higher on the right
of the Yalu is the village fo Ambikhe.
at the confluence of the Alplke. The
whole course of the Yalu between Am
bikhe and Antung is i divided, by isl
ands, the largest, Somalinda, facing
Kuliencheng. Another lies between Ko
san and Sindiagow. . : ..'¦
RUSSIAN GUARD . POSTED . AT A
FARMHOUSE ON THE MAN
As soon as Kullencheng was entered
the Japanese, who were pursuing the
enemy, charged their artillery and cap
tured twenty, guns. ' A large number of
Russians, --including ten officers, were
taken prisoners. • , .
The Russian casualties are described
as enormous. Their commander in
chief and* other generals are reported
to have been wounded. The Japanese
casualties were about 700 killed and
Although* careful not. to; overrate the
Importance of the successful. operations
on - the Yalu, 'the Japanese regard with
satisfaction their "main aspects and re
sult..,They believe General Kuroki out
maneuvered \the Russians and -that
thebehavlor.'of the rank and file of his
army left nothing to be/desired. They
acknowledge ' that the ; Russians fought
well, , ; but I assert | that they -. failed to
make -good" the Russian pretension' that
the Muscovite soldier is superior to the
g It is estimated that; the tactical value
of Kuroki's success is considerable and
its moral value is very.' great. The fact
that the large; Russian army is, retreat
in jf j before i the j Japanese cannot • fail | to
depress . the; Russians 'and j correspond
ingly .elate ;the ; Japanese.' The ¦ Tokio
Government has -Jbeen 1 aware all 'along
that even '.the' best /friends ¦ of 'the' isl
anders feared they Would' be eaten up
by the Muscovites. on land; . It ventures
to believe. that thecrbssing of the Yaiu
and the .storming of Kuropatkln's ad
vanced position will cause, the world: to
revise' its .estimate of 'the military ca
pacity of the Japanese. ¦-¦
Heavy fighting and, serious losses are
expected'- to ; mark ;the.- campaign - from
this 'point the, Tokio Gov
ernment/is: increasingly confident ¦ that
General : Kuroki". and the; generals.com
inanding.thejsecond and third Japanese
armies \wiU;ibe. able ; before to
drive f 4 Genefal '- Kuropatkih's 'i army ~ out
of, alhpositions in : Southern i Manchuria.
TOKIO, May, 2.— Further reports re
ceived here from Kuliencheng state
that the bombardment began at dawn
yesterday ¦ and that the 'Japanese ar
tillery, had silenced the strong Russian
forts by 7 o'clock. '¦• .
-Then the infantry occupied the ele
vated land around Kosan. The Japan
ese line was extended' for four miles
and I by : twenty minutes - to 9 o'clock
they had destroyed seven , forts ¦ and
seized eight guns, despite the. Russians'
stubborn resistance. •
Special Cable to ". The Call and ' New
York; Herald. Copyright, 1904, by
tile \ New. -York Herald. Publishing
Fengwangcheng, to which the Rus
sians have. fallen back, is some thirty
or forty miles northwest of
inside or west of the famous Willow
Palisade, ; wl«Uh was once the boun
dary of . Manchuria. This point also
controls the famous Peking road, the
great caravan and trade route running
via Liaoyang, Fengwangcheng and
Antung and connecting the Chinese
capital with : Korea.
It is evident that the fighting has
been confined to the Talu estuary,
which is now in the hands of the Jap
WASHINGTON', May 2. — The exact
extent and location of the movements
along the Lower Talu River are some
what obscured by the confusion of
geographic names. Kullencheng.
which was the main objective of tha
Japanese attack, the spelling of which
is given In the Russian dispatches as
Turenchen and in the Tokio reports
as Chiutiencheng, is west of the
bank of the Yalu, a few miles north
of Antung. The preliminary opera
tions which resulted in the Japanesa
occupation of.Kosan, or Khussan. also
took place on the west bank of the
Talu, thus enabling thi3 force to move
down from the north in conjunction
with the main Japanese attack de
livered on Sunday morning against
Kuliencheng. The fall of this
strategically important place made the
holding of Antung. nearly opposite
Wiju. across the Yalu, impossible and
caused the Russians to burn and aban
don the town.
Location of Various Points Mentioned
in the War Dispatches.
artillery to concentrate on the Russian
guns, killing horses and gunners and
compelling the abandonment of the
guns. But if so the Russian plans will
not be changed by accidental losses.
General Sassulitch would continue his
retreat, contesting stubbornly a possi
ble Japanese advance along- the Feng
wangcheng road, which runs through a
hilly country, crowded with heights
and exactly suited to Russian tactics.
THEATER OF THE FIGHTING.
METHODIST WHO WILL BE CON
SPICUOUS AT THE LOS AN
All of the hundreds of Methodists
who had spent Sunday In the canyon,
intending to leave Sunday evening,
were detained until near noon to-day,
when the wreck. was cleared' away and
trains began to move. There nev°r
had been so large a crowd in the can
yon. The Santa Fe Railroad built a
mile of extra sidetracks to accommo
date the many trains.
To-day lots were drawn for spats for
the different delegations and final ar
rangements made for the accommoda
tion of the visitors In. the pavilion. Two
entire floors, including assembly rooms,
offices, general departments and exhi
bition space In the old Chamber "• of
Commerce building, within a stone'a
throw of the conference headquarters,
have been reserved for a world-wide
missionary exhibit, the biggest show of
the kind ever, undertaken by any.
church and the first to be held in this
WRECK CAUSES DELAY.
As the time diminishes before the
opening session of the 1904 quadrennial
conference its importance grows and
all eyes are secretly turned on the can
didates to the episcopacy. The first
big debate on this, the biggest question
before the conference, will probably re
late to the number of new bishops to
be elected. The present episcopacy, it
is rumored, has taken the most con
servative stand it could and will recom
mend the election of but three bishops.
The laity and many prominent divines
representing varied interests of the
church, both home and foreigm, are
said to be coming to the conference
with a fixed determination to set forth
the necessity for and then demand the
election of at least eight bishops. While
the episcopacy has not a vote it is un
derstood it will exert all its power to
counteract this laity movement.
The Methodist Conference excursion
ists had twenty-four hours longer at
the Grand Canyon of the Colorado than
scheduled owing to a wreck of the reg
ular canyon train 'that blocked the
line in front of the excursionists. The
wreck occurred at Valla, Ariz., thirty
miles west of Williams.
INTEREST IN CANDIDATES.
LOS ANGELES, May 2.— The hand
clasps of old friends, the heartfelt
greetings of brethren in the same
faith, intermingled with a general
schoolboy spirit of expectant pleasure,
characterized the little bunches of
human Methodism gathered here, there
and everywhere to-day in Lo's Angeles.
Two special trains from the East over
the Southern Pacific brought 400 dele
gates to-day and other hundreds ar
rived on the regular trains. To
morrow fourteen special trains are due
on both railroads and on these 3000
delegates and others to attend the
great world conference are expected.
Headquarters at the Westminster
Hotel, the new Chamber of Commerce
and Hazard's Pavilion were filled with
a continuous stream of new arrivals.
All depots for north, east and south
bound trains were practically taken
over by Methodists, members of
the local entertainment committee.
Flowers, fruits and boundless sunshine
were heaped upon the incomers, who
were conveyed directly from the sta
tions to their respective hotels.
Fraternal delegates who will arrive
to-morrow include the Rev. William
Dobson of the Canadian Methodist
church, pastor of Windsor, Nova
Scotia, and the Rev. John C. Kelso of
the Methodist Episcopal Church
Special Dispatch to The Call.
Religious Topics of
CALL BUREAU. HOTEL BARTON,
WASHINGTON, May 2.— Miss Edith
Sutherland, eldest daughter of „ the late
Surgeon General/Charles Sutherland
of "ttaV United StfJfes areiy.-died here
last" slight at hcv homo from"' the. effecta
of laudanum poisoning." She took the
dose secretly and passed away quietly
while she lay on a couch and. was be
ing read to by her aged mother. The
latter, not noticing that her. daughter
had fallen asleep, continued" to read
from 3 o'clock in the afternoon until
about C o'clock in ' the evening, when
she spoke and received no reply. Going
to ' the couch Mrs. Sutherland shook
her daughter, and, receiving no reply,
felt her pulse, which was scarcely per
ceptible. Mrs. Sutherland became
alarmed and succeeded in partly
arousing Miss Edith.
"Wake, up, Edith," called Mrs.
Sutherland, who surmised that the girl
had taken laudanum, as she had done
on previous occasions. "You know
how bad you will feel to-morrow from
The dying girl half opened her eyes
"There will be no to-morrow - this
time, mother." .
Then she closed her eyes again.
Dr. Sutherland, the dead girl's
father, some years ago was stationed
at the Presidio in San Francisco and,
on assuming charge of the medical
department of the Pacific division of
the army, was in affluent circum
stances. While stationed there the
general became acquainted with some
of the numerous mining schemers who
swarmed In the Golden . Gate city,
with the result that he lost nearly all
of his money. Through the. influence
of friends and after her father's death
Miss Sutherland obtained a clerkship
in the pension office, where she applied
herself to her duties so assiduously to
obtain a promotion and so be better
enabled to give her young sisters and
brothers an education that her health
failed and she became for a long time
a nervous wreck. She was finally
obliged to .resign her position and
make a prolonged stay in a sanitarium
Special Dispatch to The Call.
A little more than 416,000 acres of
rich land in the Rosebud reservation
In South Dakota will likewise be
thrown open about the same time.
There win be a great rush when the
time comes for opening the reservation
The Fuccessful contestants will be ask
rd by the Government to pay $3 per
ec Z~. for earh Quarter-section taken up.
The R»»d Lake reservation In Minne
eota holds out to the public a little
more than 400,000 acres of fertile land.
During the session of Congress which
adjourned last week, bills were pre
pared providing for the opening to
public settlement of four Indian reser
vations. One of these reservations is
in Montana. One million ten thousand
acres of rich land within its boundaries
Are to be thrown upen to public set
tlement. The prize winners must pay
the Federal Government 51 25 an acre.
In this reservation the homesteader
rnay acauire 640 acres. The opening
V'JH occur in August.
The other tracts to be opened are
the Rosebud reservation in South Da
kota, the Devils Lake reservation in
North Dakota and the Red Lake res
ervation in Minnesota. These are at
tracting particular attention at this
time. Only 104,416 acres of land in the
Devils Lake reservation in North Da
kota are to be opened to settlement.
The land is very rich and successful
epplicants must pay the Government
?4 50 per acre for the land if they set
tle upon it.
occur this summer in western States.
Tlify will be conducted, und^^h^au^
;:¦-'•: of the United State ji^»5£vVrn-'
ment ar.d are to be lor setters of
homesteads in the west. * T:
Thf-se lotteries will be memorable
events and will eclipse the great lot
teries which occurred in Oklahoma
three years ago when 13,000 quarter
sections of land were dangled as prizes
before more than 300,000 anxious appli
Fptcial IM5i>atch to The C*ll
CALL BUREAU, HOTEL BARTON*.
WASHINGTON, Mas- 2.— Four of the
greatest of lotteries that the American
people have ever participated in will
Unfortunate Young Woman Daughter
of Late Surgeon General j)f
the Regular Army.
Government Will Require Them to Pay
but a Nominal Sum for Vir
gin Soil of the West.
Rich Land Awaits the Lucky
Reach It First
Lies Dying While Unsus
pecting Mother Reads
to Her Aloud,
to Be Opened
Miss Edith Suther
land Takes Dose
TOKIO, May 3.— General Kuroki's army is now in control of the entire Manchurian side of the Yalu, and a division that has been thrown across some distance
to the north of the scene of Sunday's fighting is now pushing forward in an attempt to cut off the retreating Russians before they can reach the main position at
Fengwangcheng. Should the Russians be intercepted they would be in danger of annihilation. In Sunday's fighting the Japanese forces carried seven successive lines
of entrenchments, the fighting in some instances being hand-to-hand. Some of the captured Russian guns were taken in a bayonet charge.
ANNIHILATION THREATENS RUSSIAN FORCE NOW IN RETREAT FROM THE YALU;
JAPANESE DIVISION HURRYING TO CUT OFF ESCAPE OF FLEEING MUSCOVITES
VOLUME XCV— NO. 155.
Torec&rt made at Ban Tran
clsco for thirty hours endiner
mldnlffht. May 3:
San Francisco and vicinity —
Fair Tuesday; warmer; lisrht
north wind, changing' to fresh
west. ALEX. O. MCADIE,
THE WEATEIft. •
Alemzar — "Tie Promote."
California — "Tom's Wedding-
Otft. 1 *. .
Central— "Dr. Jekyll and Kr.
Chuteg— Vaudeville. W-
Colombia — "Boftr Brothers In
Grand — "I* To«oa."
Mechanics' PavUloa — Pure rood
and tnduatrlal Exposition.
Tlvoll — "When Joaxtar ' Comes
The San Francisco Call
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Se ve n : • Russian Forts
Are' Stormed and
Slav Force Is Crippled
by the Loss of