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VOLUME 2. NUMBEE 263
WITHIN A WEEK
Japanese Cut Railroad North of Mukden
and Invest Tie PassFierce
London, March 9.- Lispatches from the seat of war today
indicate that Kuropatkin is having serious difficulty in with-
drawing his defeated army to Tie Pass. The Japanese have
cut the railroad north of Mukden and aie fiercely assailing the
A New Ohwang dispatch sads that the Japanese have in-
vested Tie Pass and that Kuropatkin will be compelled to sur-
render within a week.
WAR DISPATCHES SUMMARIZED.
The day's dispatches from the Man
churian battlefield leave little doubt
that General Kuropatkin has suffered
another reverse, but whether his de
feat is a rout or whether he is re
peating his strategy of Liaoyang and
succeeded withdrawing his army
and tne hulk of his supplies is not
Dispatches from General K'iroki's
headquarters sviy that during the mg'n*
the Russians evacuated the whole line
along the Shakne river and are in tull
retreat northward with the Japanese
in close pursuit. Admitting the cor
reetnebs ol this dispatch the iaU of
Mukden seems imminent and its prob
ability is in a measure confirmed by
the report that the Japanese have
taken Machuntan, a village some ten
miles southeast of Mukden.
St. Petersburg insists that no disas
ter has occurred, but aJmit that Ku
patkin's leit is in a critical position,
Kuroki having driven a wedge between
Lnievitch's main army and Renneu
The report that Kuropatkin's com
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munuations have been cut is denied
in the Russian capital, where it is
stated that a report irom the com
mander has been received. Its con
tents aie not known, however, be
yond the statement that Alukden
siill in possession ot the Russians.
A dispatch fiom Mul den makes the
sl&nifirant statement that the Japa
nese are extending their great turning
movement still further north in the
direction of the immensely important
stiatogic point of Tie pass.
Dispatches received daring the day
pivc detals ot the blow which Lined
the Russian rij-ht and sa^ that the
Russian losses in this fighting were
Generai Oku's Army Continues to De
General Oku Headquarters in the
IVid, March 9.General Oku's army
continued the attack on the villages
in the angle lormed bj the railway
and the Hun river, capturing two o'
them. The" Russians are making a
fierce resistance, desperately attempt
ing to hold the railwav until the main
aimy retreats Both sides have brought
into play iuanj heavy guns. The at
tack toward the lailwaj continues.
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"MTOWARD TIE PASS.
Further Japanese Turning Movement
Has Developed. IfeMlll
Mukden March 9.The chief ob
jects of ti'.e bloady, Titanic combat
west of Mukden during the day were
the villages of Ushtmtun. seven miles
west of Mukden station, and Tatche
kiao, where the results practically
were a draw, but a further turning
movement has developed. The Japa
nese are extending their forces still
further toward Tie pass.
At dawn, after a night broken by ir
regular musketry fire and cannonad
ing, the fight began at Ushuntun and
Tatchekiao. The Russians, who held
Ushuntun for a night, were forced to
withdraw at dawn the next day by a
fearful fire of shrapnel and shimose
shells, under which the villages
seethed as if in a caldron. But, rein-'
torced by the brigades of riflemen and
reserves, the Russians again advanced
to the attack. Under the eyes of Gen
ial Kaulbars, who, with his staff,
moved about where the hai! of iron
was thickest, the riflemen deployed
over the ploughed fields as if at ma
neuvers and, without firing a shot,
though bespattered by the contiuous
bursting of shrapnel and lead, they
Pushed Eagerly Forward
in clo^e skirmishing order, captured
the A illaj,e and advanced on the Japa
nese flanks The fight then grew more
bitter, the Japanese attacking madly,
but at 4 in the afternoon the Russian
position became secure and General
Kaulbars. who had spent most of the
tlaA at this point, moved off to visit
the othei Hussion positions
Opposite Tatchekiao the fighting
was ot an equally desperate nature.
The Russians established themselves
in the "villages ot Tsunhuanche and
Liudyaoian, but night fell with Tatche
kiao still in tne hands of the Japa
nese Northward of Tatchekiao the
cannon also roared. There a regiment
under the command of Colonel Zapol
sky clung tenaciously to a village un
der a shower of shrapnel.
At the close of the fighting in the
evening the infantry on both sides
were short'' ot ammunition and the
night was devoted to replenishing sup
plies of individual soldiers.
Southwest of Mukden, at the Chan
tan pivot fight, the Japanese succeeded
in establishing themselves in the
southern part of the village, but later
were expelled by the Russians.
Reports received here say the re
peated attacks of the Japanese on
Poutiloff and Novgorod hills have been
repulsed with the heaviest loss.
SET FIRE TQALL SUPPLIES
RUSSIANS EVACUATE THEIR EN-
TIRE LINE ALONG THE
General Kuroki's Headquarters in
the Field, March 9.The Russians, un
der cover of the darkness, evacuated
their whole line along the Shakhj
river and are now in full retreat
northward. The Japanese infantrv is
pressing them closely. Betore re
treating the Russians set fire to great
heai of supplies, which burned
thrMghout the night.
The fall of Mukden appears immi
The Japanese are pushing the Rus
sians hard on the east.
TWO MORE STEAMERS TAKEN,
Japs Have Captured Thirty-two Ves
sels Since War Began.
Tokio, Warc 9.The British steam
er Venus, fiom Cardiff for Vladivostok,
was captured-by a Japanese warship
March 4, and the British steamer
Aphrodite, from Cardiff tor Vladivos
tok, was seized by a warship ot Japan
Maich 6. Since the war began Japan
has taken possession of thirty-two
steamers carrying contraband of war.
These vessels are ot 1.000 tons and
upwaids, fhe whole totalling 100,000
Leary& cg i Bowser
tfHUBS DAY, MARCH 9, 1905.
WORK OF COMMISSION
PRESIDS.NT DISSATISFIED WITH
BUSINESS METHODS OF PAN-
UVgJjJAMA CANAL BODY.
ADMIRAt WALKER^M.L HAVE .10 GO
RADICAL CHANGES ARE TO BE
MADE IN PERSONNEL OF
Washington, March 9. Radical
changes are to be made in the person
pel of the Panama canal commission.
President Roosevelt has let members
of congress know that he is not at all
satisfied with the work of the commis
sion as it as present is constituted.
He had hoped congress, at the session
which closed last Saturday, would en
act legislation under which he could
reconstiuct the commission and place
the work of building the canal on a
more practical basis than now exists.
Cougress, however, did not take the
initiative, consenting itself with ex
tending the operation of the Spooner
act until congress should provide
While no authoritative statement
concerning the president's intentions
is obtainable at the White House it is
known to be his purpose to make such
changes in the membership of the ca
nal commission as in his judgment,
will facilitate work on the great ater
way. His ae'sire, it is understood, is
to reduce the commission to three
members, all of whom shall be prac
tical engineers of eminence. Under
the Spooner act one of these engineers
must be from the navv and one from
the ar,mj Admiral John Walker
now repiesents the navy and General
George W. Davis the army.
Admiral Walker to Go.
It is said positively that Admiral
Walker will net continue long as a
member of the commission. The
achievement^ ot the body under the
direction ot Admiral Walker have not
been satisfactory to the president.
As constituted now the commission
is said to be,unwieldy. It is regarded
as containing too many element
which have to be adjusted, one to an
other, before anything definite can be
done. To remedy this defect the pres
ident, it is believed, will reduce the
membership of the body and place in
immediate .supervision of the canal
woik men who will work in conso
nance with the ideas of himself and
Secretary Taft. In doing this the
president will exercise his discretion
about appointing seven members of
the body as provided for under the
Spooner act. It is very likely, indeed,
that eventually he will reduce the
commission to three members, simply
by not filling the places of those whose
resignations shall have been accepted.
The president is deeply interested
in the construction of the canal and
proposes to do everything possible to
facilitate the work. By adopting such
a plan as ia here outlined he hopes to
get together a homogenous and har
monious working forcea force that
will do things and achieve results.
BY THE RECENT CONGRESS.
Two Statements of the Total Appro
Washington, March 9.Statements
were issued during the day for publi
cation in the Congressional Record by
Mr. Hemienway, late chairman of the
house committee on appropriations, and
by Mi. Livingston, the ranking mem
ber of the minority on the same com
mittee, relating to the appropriations
by the session of congress just closed.
The statements agree as to the total
appropriations for the session, being
$818,478,914 tor the fiscal year ending
June 30, 1906, as against $781,172,37^
for the previous ear. Mr. Livingston
makes a comparison of the four jears
of the last Cleveland administration
and the four years of the administra
tion just closed, showing that in 1893-
1896 the appropriations were $2,016,-
343,753 and during the years 1903-
190b th\ were $3,153,334 292.
i SANTO DOMINGO TREATY.
Senate Committee Amends Document
in Many Ways.
Washington, March 9.So many
amendmento were offered to the Santo
Domingo treaty in the committee on
foreign relations during the day that
it will hardly be recognized as the
original document when it is again
presented to the senate. A member
of the committee stated that whole
sentences have been reversed and new
articles added and that all the amend
ments are subject to material revision.
It was predicted that when the treaty
comes before the senate the work of
the committee practically would have
to be done all over again. The altera
tions are so great that members of tne
committee say they cannot give a
clear idea of the present condition of
the treaty. #^-.3,^*Ji SC
$ BRIEF SENATE SESSION.rv*
Open and Executive Meetings of Little
Washington, March 9.The senate
was in open, session only five minutes.
As soon as the journal was approved
Mr. Blackburn introduced a resolution
asking the secretary of state to reopen
the claim of A. H. Lazare against the
republic of Chile, It was referred to
the committee on foreign relations.
The senate at lj:0 went into exec
utive session and at 1:33 adjourned
far the das,
PUBLIC FEARS THE WORST.
Russians Believe Kuropatkin Has Met
St. Petersburg, March 9.The Asso
ciated Press hears from a high source
that the position of the Russian left
is critical. Compelled by the failure
of Generals Oku and Nogi to crush the
Russian-right Field Marshal Oyama
again transferred the weight to his
right and General Kuroki succeeded
in driving in a wedge between Line
vitch's main army and General Ren
nenkampff's corps, which is the ex
treme left. The latter is declared to
Be in grave danger of being cut off or
With the fate of the gigantic strug
gle between General Kuropatkin and
Field Marshal Oyama probably already
decided and St. Petersburg waiting
breathless for news ominous silence
reigns. No private or press dis
patches giving news of the day's bat
tles have jet arrived here and the
Tr-ere fart that thp pyrfrin js r^j^iiown.
taking a leaf out of pas-t experience, is
pessimistically interpreted, ''"'here are
ugly rumors circulating in the streets
that the day is lost and that die Rus
sian army is in full and disorder1?
treat, with only the gallant rear ^uard
fighting off the victorious Japaneoo.
Public interest is at a higher 'lv.h
than at any time during the war.
From diifeient motives every class is
most eager to learn the result of the
battle. Groups surround the bulletin
boards and the editions of the newspa
pers are snatched from the hands ol
CONTEST FOR GOVERNOR.
Colorado General Assembly Discusses
Denver,'March 9.The general as
sembly ot Colorado, meeting in joint
convention to consider the governor
ship contest, discussed during the daj
the four leports submitted b*y the con
test committee. One of these reports,
signed by fourteen Republican mem
bers of the committee, recommends
the seating of Peabody, the Republican
contestant. The other four Republican
members and the nine Democrats, pre
senting separate reports, favor Adams
and advise that Peabody's contest be
Senator Morton Alexander, who
signed the Peabody report, also had
another report recommending the gen
eral assembly to declare the office of
governor vacant and to seat Lieuten
ant Governor McDonald as governor
Under the rules adopted the joint
committee ten minutes was'allottod to
each member to discuss the reports
and anj member was permitted to
yield his time to another, but none can
take over twenty minutes. There are
ninet\-seven members and the debate
may continue lor three dajs.
REHEARING IS ORDERED.
Proposal to Divert Waters From Rainy
to St. Louis River.
Washington, March 9.Tile war de
partment has ordered a rehearing at
Dulath on March 13 before the board
of army engineers on the application
of the Highland Power and Canal com
pany to have the waters of Embarrass
river and Embarrass lake, in-Northern
Minnesota, which now flows north into
the Rainy river, diverted into the St.
The matter has been pending before
the war department for some time and
in October last the war department
decided not to allow the stream di
verted as proposed. Strong pressure
was brought to bear upon the secre
tary of war with the result that a re
hearing has been ordered.
EAGLE ATTACKS GIRL.
Schoolboys Rescue Her When Already
in the Air.
Long Prairie, Minn., March 9.
While a number ot children were go
ing home from school a huge eagle
swooped down upon them in the street,
seized a little girl five years old ant.
attempted to carry her away. The
biid fastened its talons in the child's
shoulder and dress and lifted her sev
eral feet from the ground when a num
ber of bo} sprang to the girl's assist
ance and, grasping her clothing, pre
vented the bird trom cairjmg her
away. The eagle then soared off.
BREAK IN JULY OPTION.
Wheat Price Drops Three Cents on
Chicago, March 9.A break of an
even cents in the price of wheat tor
July delivery occurred here during the
daj. Other options suffered almost
as sharply. Excellent growing weather
thioughout the winter wheat section
of the United States was the cause ot
general selling that resulted in the se
vere setback to prices. The close for
July was at the lowest point ol the
EMBASSY FOR VANDERB1LT.
Cornelius Said to Be Slated for Post
Washington. March 9.It is stated
upon the best authority that among
those who will get important foreign
posts under the Roosevelt administra
tion is Cornelius Vanderbilt, who is
believed to be slated to be the next
ambassador to Germany. It is known
that Mr. Vanderbilt has coveted the
office at Paris or Berlin and has been
bending efforts toward either.
SSl Minneapolis Man Murdered.
El Reno, Okla., March 9.The body
of Patrick Neelan of Minneapolis was
found lying on the railroad track a
short distance from this jilace during
the afternoon. His throat had been
cut from ear to ear. The body had
evidently been placed on the railroad
track and had been struck by a train
to give the impression that death, was
due to an accident.
COMPANY RUNS GARS
STRIKE ON NEW YORK CITY ELE-
f^VATED AND SUBWAY LINES
TRAINS MOVE AT FREQUENT INTERVALS
NEITHER SIDE SHOWS ANY DIS-
-POSITION TO CONCEDE ANY
New York, March 9.The second
day of the strike on the subway and
elevated lines showed considerable im
provement. Trains were riyji in the
subway and the Sixth avenue elevated
line was kept open. At first paople
were timid and hesitated to ride on
the roads affected by the strike, but
between 8 20 and 9 o'clock, when the
downtown rush was at its height, the
public began to realize the hopeless
ness of using the already overtaxed
surface lines and eagerness to get to^
business o\ ercanie timiditv.
Most ot the trains made fairly good
time, but the long stops at stations
and careful running indicated that the
company was taking no risks. Not
withstanding the improvements in the
Interborough's service much of the
downtown traffic was carried by the
The iVletiopolitian Street Railway
company put every trolley car avail
able into service and did its best to
handle the great crowds.
Theve was no sign of giving way by
either side when the day opened. The
Interborough officials say that the sit
uation is growing better for them all
the time. The strike leaders on the
other hand declare that all their men
were holding firm, that the company
had done its best and that from now
on it would be increasinglv difficult for
the officials to operate the subway and
Seizino ot the subway by the city
will be the remedy which President
Alexander E. Orr declares the rapid
transit commissioners will apply it
the strike tieup should continue long.
The l^ase by which the Interborough
ccmpa.TV-ol/erates Jlie subway provides
that "reasonable time" shall be given
to the company to comply with the
terms of its contract with the city.
The Interborough company is bond
ed to the citv in $3,000,000 to furnish
an adequate service. The contract pro
vides the schedules which shall be
maintained, with the headway or
trains 1 his of course, could hardly
be lived up to in case of a sirike.
Comptroller Grout and members of
the board confirmed the statements
made by President Orr.
The executive committee of the In
terborough Rapid Transit company,
after an executive meeting, announced
that a letter had been sent to Major
McOlellan in reply to the mayor's let
ter offenng to act as arbiter, in which
the executive committee thanked the
mayor for his offer but added that the
companj had nothing to arbitrate.
Trial of Mrs. Chadwick'Continues at
Cleveland, March 9.Despite a most
disagreeable snow and sleet storm the
federal courtroom was crowded to the
limit when the trial of Mrs. Chadwick
Receiver Robert Ljon of the Ober
lin bank was the first witness He
was shown bv District Attorney Sulli
van a number oi checks drawn bj
Mrs. Chadwick on the Oberlin bank
and certified by Beckwith and Spear.
He testified that the books of the bank
did not show that on any of the dates
when the checks were drawn any
money or credit of any kind belonging
to the defendant. There was nothing
in the bank, he declared, against which
the checks could be legally honored
by the bank.
MINE CABLE BREAKS.
Four Men Killed and Ten Others Se
Wheeling, W. Va., March 9.By the
breaking ot a cable in the Shrewsbury
coal mine near Charleston four miners
were killed and ten others seriously
injured. Four of the injured yvil prob
Three cars were conveying the min
ers trom work when the cable parted
and the cars were precipitated to the
base ot the mountain, 1,600 feet, with
lightning rapidity. The cars and tip
ple were badly wrecked and a number
ot the miners were frightfully crushed.
_' ADMITS KILLING FAMILY.
Father Could Not Mak*e'*tiving for
Wife and Three Children.
Danville, Ark., March 9.James
Ince, confessing that he is a quadruple
murderer, was brought to the jail here
after a visit to the scene of the crime
near Whiteiy. Confronted with the
dead bodies of his wite and three chil
dren, the latter ranging in age from
four months to four years, he broke
down and confessed his guilt, saying
that it seemed impossible to make a
living for'his family, hence his action.
$*m Guilty of Manslaughter.
Fairfield. Ia., March 9.Dan Shep
perd, charged with murder, was dur
ing the day found guilty of manslaugh
ter after a trial of three weeks. Shep
perd was accused of having murdered
an aged German by the name of Chris
Womeledorf, who was found dead on
Dec. 14, 1904. He was killed by a
Wow Irom an axe.
TEN CENTS PER WEEK1
WHOLESALE ROBBERY SYSTEM?
Mmnejuiojf House Loses All Kinds of
Minneapolis, March 9.A system of
wholesale robbery has been going on
for some time at the T. M. Roberts
Supply company's store, but it is only
lately that the firm has suspected thai^t
everything was not as it should bei|||
As the result ot an investigation Will^
iam Austin, shipping clerk for the
company, has been arrested, charged
with grand larceny. sSg1^
Three search warrantlswere issued
at the same time calling for a search
of the premises at 10 Tenth street
north, the room of Austin 308 Irving
avenue, where a man by the name ot
Arnesen resides, and 703 Girard ave
nue north. At each of these places
a vanload of the most heterogeneous
supplies was found, ranging from bot^
ties of imported Italian wine to incu|g|
Among the stuff taken were carpets,"*^
lap robes, guns, revolvers, cigars, cow-j^l
bey saddles, blankets, binding twine,*^
sheet lead, shoes, etc. So far over
$2,00tf wwti of various kindw of mer
chandise have been recovered and sev-jf!
eral wagonloads ^-e yet to be removed^
from the different places.
Although Austin was the only onelt*
arrested several of the employes are
under suspicion. .'^m
GREAT CEREAL PLANT BURNS
ONE FATALITY AND PROPERT
LOSS OF MILLION AND HALF^-J
AT CEDAR RAPIDS, IA.
Cedar Rapids, la., March 9.-^One
man thrown from the sixth story of a
building to the pavement was the^"^
only fatality in the $1,500,000 flre|J|
which took place in this city during|||
the night in the American Cereal com-5||
pany's plant. John Safely, the nlghtS
watchman, had gone to the sixth storj'Sil
of the hull house to examine the con
dition ot the floor when an explosion
occurred. Safely was either thrown^
out of the building or else jumped tosl|
the pavement below. He was crushed^
beyond recognition. *|5i
The fire -was still burning at anfe
early hour in the morning and eating'*
its way through -the new mill, 150"
feet which had alreai*y*"1jeen de
stroyed. The whole structure is
doomed. The entire loss will reach?^
$1,500,000, while the official list of in-
surance as prepared amounts to $300,-
000. The fire departments from Belle
Plain, Vinton and neighboring points||g
are here assisting the local force to|||
confine the flames to the cereal plant.|||j
BRIEF BITS OF NEWSr ~M
Jack ("Twin") Sullivan of Boston
and Tommy Burns of Chicago fought
twenty-five rounds to a draw at Ta
The annual state encampment of the
Minnesota Grand Army of the Repub
lic began in St. Paul Wednesday with
an attendance of between 400 and 500.
The National Republican Editorial
association met in Washington
Wednesday. William S. Cappeller of
Mansrieid, O., was elected president
for the ensuing year.
Dr. Ivan C. Amilon of Chicago,"
thirty-three years old, committed sui
cide as a result of excessive brooding
over difficulties in the management of
a life insurance company.
The resignation of W. WT.
as director of the bureau of American
republics has been accepted and Mr.
Rockhill, who has been nominated to
succeed Mr. Conger as minister to
China, will probably leave for his aewfi
post some time in April. 5JI
SOUTHWEST OF MUKDEN. V|f
Kuropatkin Massing His Forces
Check Jap Advance.
Tokio. March 9.Imperial army,
headquarters makes the following an- ^g
"In the direction of Singking on theSl
morning 4oi March 6 our force ad-^**
vanced towards Huaijen. It first oc
cupied Pinshihhata and then Huaijen.
"In the direction of the Shakhe river,|||
east of the railway at 3 o'clock on the^tl
morning of March 7, the enemy's in-f||
fantry attacked the heights north ofSS
Tunchiatun, but were repulsed. The
enemy lett thirty dead on the field.
"At 2 o'clock on the morning of
March 7~the enemy's artillery concen
trated its fire on the lines between Ta
mountain and Wanpao mountain and
a large body ot infantry attacked us,
but was entirely repulsed at 4:30
"West of the railway we occupied
East Hanchenpao at 11 a. m. on March
7 and later we repulsed an attempt of
the enemy to retake the right bank
ot the Hun river.
"There are indications of the ene-
my's- gradual reinforcement and of a
gathering of troops in the vicinity of
Yangshihtun, seven miles southwest
"We captured two-thirds of the vil
lage of Likuanpao, repulsing a counter
attack made by the enemy with a di
"Likuanpao is situated eight miles
west of Mukden."
TENTH DAY OF FIGHTING1.^
General Kuroki Reports Battle Pro!
General Kuroki's Headquarters in
the Field, March 9.The tenth day of
the Japanese attack finds the battle
progressing favorably. Its long dura
tion was expected and it probably will
Continue several days more before It
is concluded. The Japanese forces
have reached nearly to Mukden, within
two miles of the railway and fp.h^
bardin& strongly. 4^