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ROCK ISLAND ARGUS.
VOL. LIU. SO, 201.
ROCK ISLAND, ILL., SaTUBDAY, JUNE 11, 104 TWELVE PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SENT OUT OF
Movement From Mukden
on Gen. Kuroki's
FLOODS DROWN TEN
IN THE OUTLOOK
OF hBOUT $150,000
Woman Charged with Extortion
by a New York Octogenar
ian is Acquitted.
Disaster Follows Heavy Rains in
Indian Territory and
Chicago Police Think They Have
Seems to Be the Sole Encouraging
Feature in the Trade
Caught a Very Dangerous
CAUSED FIRE LOSS
MRS. ELIAS IS FREE
That in Big Chicago
Miners Deported Into
ARE ORDERED BACK
Sheriff and 40 Deputies
on Hand to Meet
Syracuse, Bans., June II. Hw spe
elal train carrying to deported miners
fr"in Victor. Col., in charge of the
Colorado militia, reached n point a
few rod over tin Colorado state line
today and the miners wore deserted
on the prairie. They are destitute.
The train returned west.
Sheriff On the Scene.
While the miners were deciding
what to do the sheriff of Hamilton
county, Kans., with 10 deputies arriv
ed on the scene and ordered the
miners back to Colorado. Tin' miners
tramped to Holly, Col., where they
were furnished food by the Salvation
Army. Later they started overland
for Lamar, CoL
Deported on a Soeclal.
Colorado Springs, Colo., June IX
Acting under the orders of Adjutant
General Sherman Bell, of the state Na
tional Chiard, a special train was made
up yesterday in the Short Line yards
ut Victor for the deportation of seven
ty six union miners. The train was
composed of u ion il inatiou baggage
Car and two day coaches. Almost im
mediately the work of loading the men
began. They were marched to the
train between heavy lines of military
und deputies. A crowd ol fully l,
um people bad collected to sec the men
placed on hoard. Among the specta
tors were wives and sisters, fathers
und mothers of the deported men, ami
the scenes were very SffCtiug.
Will He Sut fire in Knietno.
Mot hem, sisters and sweethearts
cried good-bye and tried to push
through the lines for u parting hand
shake. .Most of the women iiad been
allowed to see their relatives at Arm
ory hail before the men were marched
out. Steps were taken to see that none
of the men were unloaded here, but
no attempt to do so was made, tt hav
ing been arranged to take them to
the Kansas state line and leave thcui
there. The train stopped long enough
ut this place to give the soldiers time
to eat. The deported men lmd rations
of beans and bread ou board. Anoth
er pari- of exiled men will be sent
out of the district today. Sixty men
confined in tin- Cripple Creek bull pen
have been taken to the county jail uud
charges of niurderplaeedagaiust them.
W. I . M. Appeal, to Koonevelt.
Deuver, June 11. 'The executive
board of the Western Vederatloa f
Miners has decided to appeal to Presi- I
dent Roosevelt to investigate the con
ditions in Colorado, a telegram having
been sent tl e president, which says
in part: '"A duty devolves upon you
as president of the United Stater to
investigate the terrible crimes that are
being perpetrated in Colorado in the
name of law anil order." It was fur
ther Bedded that a history of the lalor
troubles in Colorado shall be taken to
Washington by SU emissary and placed
iu the president s hands.
F.RDICT OF THK CORONER'S .ITBY
Declare. Memter of I lie W. . M . Respon
sible for the Independence ( rime.
Victor, Colo.. June 11. The follow
ing verdict was reentered by the cor
oner's jury that invest kjated the blow
ing up of the station at Independence
last Monday: "in the Inquisition held
nt Cripple Creek, in Teller county,
state of Colorado, on the lth and loth
days of June. A. 1. llt4. licfore Oeo.
It. A. Hall, coroner of said county,
upon th-.! bodies of tins Angustine. Ar
thur Muhllese. Henry Hang Herlert
McCoy, William Franklin. Kdw.trd
Koss and others, there lying in death,
by its Jurors whose names are here
to subscribed, said jurors upon tbeir
oaths do say that said persons came
to their death by an explosion of dy
namite or other explosives at th.- Flor
ence and Cripple Creek depot at or
near the town of Independence. Teller
county. Colo., on the morning of June
0th. 10O4. about 2:3U a. m.
"We further find that said explo
sive was exploded by an infernal ma
chine purposely and artfully set and
discharged by soroepersons to the jury
unknown, for the purpose of willfully,
maliciously and feloniously killing aud
murdering said persons and others;
that said crime Is one oX similar crimes
Chicago, June 11. While the police
are weaving about him a web of evi
dence which they believe will prove
him a pyroinaniae of the most danger
ous sort. Andrew Hanson, the prisoner
at the West North avenue station ac
cused of having started several fires in
the northwest side which caused a
property loss of JlSO.bUO Wednesday,
remains sullen and uncommunicative
in his cell. Hanson was identified by
Anton S. Lindholm, 786 West North
avenue, as the man seen iu the vicinity
of one of the fires.
Lindholtn ?aw Hanson as he was
runnlngtowaid the tire alarm lx. Han
son's peculiar actions attracted his at
tentlon. "Io you like to see fires?"
Hanson was asked. "Yes, some," he
replied, somewhat reluctantly. "I will
stay in here until I die before I will
acknowledge anything." was Hanson's
comment, when he was told that evi
dence proving his guilt had been gath
ered by the police.
ATTEMPT TO KILL
THE CZAR FOILED
Infernal Machines Reported to Have
Been Found in the
st. Petersburg, June 11. -Inquiries
made in . , .. quarters regarding
the statement thai two infernal ma
chines had been found at Tsarkoe
Relo palace .June T elicited a positive
denial of its truth.
Ixindon. June 11. The Daily Mail
asserts: "Two infernal machines were
found ou the night of June 7. con
cealed in tobacco boxes in the Tsar
skoye Selo palace, where the Russian
emperor is now residing. One of the
machines was in the dining room, the
Other in the audience chamber.
"The mechanism iu each was work
ing when discovered. The strictest se
crecy is observed and this statement,
although true in every detail, is sure
to bv categorically denied."
WAGE INCREASES TO BE
REFUSED BT RAILROADS
The General Manager-:' association
yesterday decided that for the time
being no further concessions could be
made to organized labor employed on
tin- railroads whose managers are
members of the association. The as
sociation had before it the demands
by the freight handlers, who are not
a-king for an increase in wages, but
for changes in conditions which, it is
asserted, amount to additional pay.
One of their demands is for double
pay for Sundays and holidays.
The general managers declare that
iu view of the fact that business is
falling off rapidly, and orders had
been given to curtail expenses in ev
ery department, they could not afford
to grant any more concessions. Ac
cordingly, hereafter all appeals or de
mands for changed conditions or in
crease! pay will ie refused, and the
railroads agree to stand together in
maintaining this attitude.
unsigned and committed EB the Cripple
'reek district during the past few
months, and perpetrated for the pur
pose of intimidating non-union miners
and thereby preventing them from
working, and said crimes are the re
sult of a conspiracy enteral Into by
certain members of the Western Fed
eration of Miners, and known, incited
and furthered by certain officers of
The testimony plainly proved the
presence of an infernal machine, but
let no light on the actual perpetrator
of the diabolism. A sensation was
caused by C C. Hathaway, a car
penter who lives within 900 feet of
where the explosion occurred. He said
he hurried to the place. He met a man
and asked him what was the mat
ter, to which he received the reply.
"Oh. nothing; only a lot of scabs gone
to hell." He did not know who the
man was who had used the language,
as it was still dark, but later on heard
hint use about the same words to an
other person. He inquired the man's
name and was told that it was Joe
A study of Jan Steen's pictures of
Dutch home life some MO years ago
proves to conviction that in his day
the noses of his country folk were
quite as fantastic as they are now.
Without their pendulous, heavy, mirth
inspiring orgsns of smell, the artist's
tipsy fiddlers and peasants, quack dila
tors and housewives would not make
one smile half as much as they do. it
Is well that the average Dutchman is
a good natured fellow. No matter
whether his amiability lie due to his
phlegmatic temperament or to the rea
soned discipline in his soul, the result
is the same to the outer world. If
he were naturally disposed to le a
prey to his passions, there would be
something horribly discordant in the
broad comedy of his face. Chambers'
ACCUSER HAD LOST HIS MEMORY
Couldn't Even Remember Signing
Papers in the Case Hissed
New York, June 11. Mrs. Hann-ib
Elias has been discharge on motion
of Assistant District Attorney Rand,
acting for District Attorney Jerome,
at the conclusion of the testimony of
John R. Piatt, the aged millionaire
who caused her arrest for extortion.
Piatt proved a disappointing witness.
WHS. HANNAH EI.IAS.
To questions bearing diwctly on the
charges on which the woman's arrest
had been made he answered repeated
ly: "I don't know." 1 1 is helplessness
and his apparently unreliable memory
surprised those who attended his ex
s. . in.- 1 to Remember othiiR.
He did not remember whether he had
given Mrs. BlhU large sums of money
during the past ten years, as charged,
and did not remember slgnimr certain
papers in connection with his charges
again si her. The Ordeal was a trying
one for the aged man. and his replies
became scarcely audible toward the
Heroin mends Her Discharge.
As soon as he had left the witness
chair Assistant District Attorney Rand
aid: "Your honor, 1 think the parties
to this miserable scandal ouidit to be
allowed to stew in their own grease.
There is no evidence before you that
will possibly serve to hold this wom
an on a charge of extortion. 1 recom
mend that she be discharged.'1 The
magistrate thereupon discharged the
woman. Immediately afterward Mrs.
Ellas was rearrested on a writ in the
civil suit originally brought against
her by Piatt to recover $085 POO. She
was released a few minutes later on
$20.xi0 bail anil was escorted by de
tectives through the crowded corridors
of the criminal court's building to the
street, where her carriage was wait
ing. Crowd II Used the Aged Man.
Several thousand person, among
them hundreds of neurroes. attracted
by the case, thronged the building
and stood crowded in the streets out
side. When IMatt. feeble and trem
bling and apparently dazed, was helped
out of the building the crowd hooted
Urlef Hl-toiy of the (a-.-.
Mrs. BSUas Is au octaroon or a Sn
lard she says the latter with whom
IMatt became connected many years
ago. , She has lived since then in af
fluence, and Piatt charged her witli
extorting 9680,000 from him. When
on the stand yesterday IMatt denied
that the woman had been his mistress,
but said he had borne a tender rela
tion toward her.
M C0RMICK WILL NOT
RESIGN RUSSIAN POST
Washington. June IT. No intimation
has been received at the state depart
ment that Anilmssador alcCormtek has
any intention of resigning his high of
fice on account of the alleged anti-T'nit-ed
States feeling In St. Petersburg. n
the contrary nearly all the reports the
minister has made to the department
indicate that he has been treated with
the greatset courtesy and -onsidcr:itlon
by the Ru?sian officials and socially he
is extremely jiopular.
NAVY UNDERTAKES HUNT
FOR SHIP LONG PAST DUE
Washington. June 11. In response
to an earnest request from the mart! me
exchangeof Xew York Secretiry Moody
has telegraphed orders to Commander
Nicholson, commanding the cruiser Ta
conia, at San Francis-o, to prMeed
without delay in search of the ferurht
steamer Conemaugh. now stent two
months overdue at New Yo.k city from
BOUGHT SOME V0LCAN0E3
WITH THE PHILIPPINES
Washington. June 11. According to
a bulletin issued by the census bu
reau iu connection with the Philippines
census there are twenty volcanic
cones In the Philippine archipelago, of
which twelve are active.
Four Men, Including
City Engineer, Are
Chicago, June 11. By an explosion
today in a huge sewer apparently
caused by the accumulation of sewer
gas, manholes were blown up. the
street badly torn am! a frame build
City KnartDeer Kllletl.
Four persons were killed, including
Citv Kngineer Mil ti mere.
SAYS HE DID NOT
Ace used Man A vera low an Who Dis
appeared Will Come
St. Paul, Minn.. June 11. Accord
ing to a special to The Dispatch from
Sioux City. Ia., Fred Hokuff, charged
with the murder of Peter Johnsou,
who disappeared from his farm at
lfelvin, la., in 1903, is in jail at Sib
ley, where he is held without bail for
a bearing before Justice Miller.
The arrest .of IIokulT, who is charged
with killing Johnson for his property,
and who has; been living on the John
son farm since the alleged murder,
was brought about by a claim for
Johnson's f0,000 estate tiled by a
young wbmatj of Gibson City, la., who
says she lias just learned that sha
is Johnson's daughter and t lint twenty
years ago Johnson made arrangements
witli a Mrs. Paulson, of Gibson City,
111., to rear the girl in ignorance of
her parentage. Ilokuff maintains his
Innocence und says Johnson will re
Passes Away While Seated in Chair
Found Later by
Somerset. Pa.. June 11. Abner Mc
Kinley, brother of the late president,
was found dead in a chair at his home
at S this morning. Death came with
out warning to the family. Physi
cians who were summoned said death
hacl probably occurred two or three
HAD TO LODGE IN
Dow, r-f Jot Welcomed by Loudon Ho
tel Manager-. Who Re
member the Past.
London, June il. John Alexander
Dowie, who arrived from Holland to
day, was refused a ceoni mm da t ion at
all hotels, the managers fearing a re
petition of Die rowdyism which mark
ed Dowie's former stay here. Ulti
mately Dowie proceeded to Zionist
KANSAS WIFE BEATER IS
SHOT DEAD BY DAUGHTER
Horton, Kans.. June 11.- A. C Jen
kins, while beating his wife today,
was shot lead by his 1 1 -y ear-old
daughter. Jenkins was insane.
EARL GRAY TO SUCCEED
AS GOVERNOR OF CANADA
I. on. ion. June ii. It is announced
Karl Gray, lord lieutenant of North
umberland, has been appointed to
succeed Karl Minto aa governor of
MINISTER BEAUFRE HAS
REACHED HIS NEW F0ST
Buenos Ay re-. June 11. Arthur M.
I'.eaupre. United States minister to
Argentina, arrived here today.
Ma Iter June 14.
Springfield. III.. June It. -Gov. Yatei
today issued a proclomation declaring
June 14 flag day.
RAILROADS SUFFER SEVERELY
Young Cotton Crop Washed Ont Too
Late for Successful Ke
planting. Ardmore, I. T.. June 11. Ten per
sons have been drowned in the Qbodfl
in Indian Territory and Oklahoma.
Mrs. If. H. Wilson, her -year-old baby
and Miss Fay Davis were asleep in the
Wilson house, in Mill Creek, when a
cloudburst carried the building awav.
In Ki amichi valley, five children of
Tony Jones were drowned and a child
was swept away at Bengal. In Ho
bart. Okla.. Charles Hennessy was lost
crossing a Hooded creek.
Twelve miles of 'Frisco tracks be
tween Wister and Bengal, and seven
miles of track near Mill Creek, I. T.,
have been washed out.
All the tributaries of the Washita
are out of their banks, and cotton and
other crops have been destroyed.
On Arkansas Bottoms.
Washington, June 11. Almost the
entire Arkansas river bottom is In
undated and much of the cotton crop
in Arkansas has been washed out too
late for successful planting. Repre
sentative Keid telegraphed the depart
ment of agriculture asking for cotton
seed that will mature early, and was
informed that the depart men t could
send none, and that the chances for a
crop from immediate replanting would
be slim. Arkansas farmers were ad
vised to plant corn instead.
MAYOR OF BEDFORD ONLY
WANTS FACTS TO WORK ON
Bedford, Ind.. June 11. Sensational
rumors pervade Bedford regarding the
a n est of a Bedford man said to be
punned by the "independents'' of the
town, now banded to continue the
search for the murderer of Sarah
Schafer. From a source considered
authentic has come h report that strong
evidence of an Incriminating nature st
last has beou obtained against the sus
pect, and that something may happen
at any moment.
"Let them come on with their proof
and the man will be arrested." was
Mayor Smith's reply to this statement.
"I can't speak for others, but person
ally will welcome any information that
will lead to the solution of the mur
der." The 'independents" are said to
take the view that McDonald could
"clinch" the case they already have
made out against the Bedford suspect
"if he eared to."
VILLAGE IN MICHIGAN
SUFFERS SEVERE FIRE LOSS
ifiscanaba, .Mich., June 11. Firs
which statted in a boarding house in
the village of Nahma, thirty-Are miles
of.st of here, burned eighteen buildings
before it was extinguished. The loss is
estimated at $40,000, fully covered by
insurance. The entire village Is owned
by the Baydenoc Lumber company,
whase head offices are in Chicago.
The buildincs burned were the com
pany's Ixmnling house, carpenter and
blacksmith shops, saloon, four store
houses nisi the remainder residences
of men employed In the company's
mills. About 190 boarders had rooms In
the boarding house and with tho addi
tional destruction of ten residences 1J00
people are homeless.
ENGLISH SPARROWS LIKE
BIG WHISTLE FOR A HOME
T'pland. Ind.. June 11. The Jnriea
States weather bureau sijrnul whistle
at King ft Jeeter's factory, in charge
of Engineer Waterman, Is having seri
ous trouble. English sparrows Bnd
the mammoth whistle- an ideal place
in which to build nests. Fifty times
this season the industrious little spar
rows have Oiled the whistle so it
would not blow and an equal number
of times tho engineer has cleared them
STATE OF NEBRASKA IS
NOW FIFTY YEARS OF AGE
Omaha. Neb., June 11. Nebraska
yesterday celebrated its semi centen
nial. The principal exercises were
held in Omaha, where a grand military
and civic parade marched through the
downtown streets, following which for
mal exercises were held at lite Audi
torium. COMMERCIAL TRAVELERS
HOLD COUNCIL IN DENVER
Denver. Colo.. June 11. Fully 1.IW0
commercial travelers from all over the
west are attending the fourth irrnsid
council meeting of the Fnited Commer
cial Travelers of America, which has
fald aTrlioue f larnti's Nnsarf,
Springfield. 111.. Jon.- II. V. L Beck
with, of Petersburg, Va.. and Crlo:ieI
Joseph O, Booth, neutenant colons in
the Texas National Guard, ami a mem
ber of the staff of Uovornor Isnhani,
of that state, both Confederate veter
ans, pro ceded to Lincoln's tomb and
placed a wreath of flowers on the
sarcophagus of the martyred president.
Xew York, June 11. K. G. Dun &
Co.'s Weekly Review of Trade aays:
Current trade conditions are without
Change, and collections continue slow
as a rule, but there is growing confl
uence in the future, dealers exhibiting
an inclination to prepare for fall and
winter on a larger scale. There is still
much complaint that the weather is
unseasonable for retail distribution,
and payments are not prompt. Re
ports regarding the buildins trades are
ulniost uniformly favorable, structural
work Increasing as the season ad
vances, and transporting prospects are
brighter on the lakes.
Railway earings. now practically
complete for April, show a loss of
only U.'.l per cent, compared with last
year, and surpass the corresponding
month of any preceding year. The
decline in the cost of living has con
tinued without Interruption sin ve March
1. List prices for iron and steel prod
ucts are maintained in most cases,
mainly because of agreements rather
than the support of consumption. ic
mand is extremely limited.
Commercial failures this week in
tho United states are -J-!, against 220
last week. UJt". the preceding week,
and 215 the corresponding week last
year. Failures in Canada number -0,
against ''i lost week, 17 the preceding
week, and 14 last year.
BOY KNEW WHERE
MONEY WAS CHEAP
Told Hi coi n and a Den of Counter
feiters Was Found and
Xew York. June 11. Through n
small boy telling a patrolman that he
knew where he could "get money for
nothing." as he saw men making it,
the police of the One Hundred and
Fourth street station assert that they
have caught two men iu the act of
making counterfeit cons. At the same
time they say they captured one of
the nost complete outfits for counter
feiting found in a long time.
It included a stamp press capable
of making 500 coins an hour, a porta
ble forge, engravers', carpenters' and
blacksmiths' tool, a safe thought to
be tilled with coins, and a huge quan
tity of loose counterfeit fractional sil
ver and nickels. The prisoners gave
their names as Antonio Vomte and
Gulseppi Rlzzo. It is said that a great
quantity of spurious coin has been
circulated in the Elarlem district dur
ing the last few days.
DEATH TO OLEOMARGARINE
Iowii Supreme Court Deride That It Can
not lie Sold W Itlioai Helng Prop
erly l.a !,.
Des Moines, la., June 11. The Iowa
Supreme court has atlirmed a decision
of the lower court prohibiting the sale
of colored oleomargarine unless tho
state dairy laws are complied with.
The suit was brought by the Iowa
dairy commission against the Armour
Packing company and was iu the na
ture of a test. The Armours contend
ed that their oleomargarine was made
the color of yellow . utter through nat
ural processes in its manufacture and
that therefore their dealers were not
compelled to exhibit the label.
The first indictment was quashed
through technicalities. T'pon the sec
ond trial the state secured a favor
able verdict and an appeal was taken.
The supreme court holds that it is not
enough for the packing company to
prove that their oleomargarine is made
yellow through natural process, but
that it is a violation of the state law
to sell any color and kind of oleo
margarine without the label.
Mailt Sure of Hit Own'Drath.
Cleveland, ()., June 11. William C.
St'ihle. for twenty-three years secre
tary of the Union club, of this city,
committed suicide by shooting himself
through the head. Prior to tiring the
bullet that ended his life Stable closed
all the w indows and doors in his room
and turned on all the gas cocks full
head. Ill health was the cause.
Trtbntr of Tme Love.
In pathos and deep affection no love
letter ever eclipsed the tine found in
tne knapsack of a Confederate soldier
after the battle of Atlanta. It told all
about home and concluded with this
It's hard for you uns to be UvhV In oamps.
It's hard for you uns to b flghtin" ths
It's hard for we uns from you uns to part.
'Causs you uns got we una heart.
New York Tribune,
Mrndins Table I. In en.
It Is well to keep on hand a yard or
two of damask from which to pull
threads for mending table linens.
When these are bought (as they com
monly are nowadays) by the pattern,
there is no chance for the "trimmings'
which used to fall to the lot of the
buyer In getting them in shape. The
ravelings from this class of goods
make a darn which is practically la
perceptible after laundering.
Reported Japanese Bat
tleship is on the
St. Petersburg'. June 11.- The Asso
ciated Press is informed lien. Kuro
patkin i- reversing Hen. Kuroki's
Hanking movement north of Saiinat
sza by sending troops from Mukden
to turn Kuroki's right wing. The ar
mi reserve men of St. Petersburg are
being called out. today.
A rumor is current at the admiralty
that the Japanese battleship Yashunrg
is on the rocks near Toil Arthur.
Take Sul Yo.
St. Petersburg, June 11. 'vThe Jap
anese have taken Sin-Yen. driving out
the Russians. The enemy npien a
be advancing ou Hai-Chen.?.
London. June 11. That there la
lighting going on in the vicinity of
Port Arthur Is almost certain, but
author! ta tic reports are not itl hand.
The rumor is that the Japanese are
attacking by water and laud. '
Jap Cooaol Maken a LMKcovery.
London. June 1J. The Dally Mail's
Chefoo correspondent says: "Th Jap
anese consul has discovered that a
wireless telegraph apparatus is at
tached in the night time to the Rus
sian consular flag stair here and that
the consulate is incommuulcatlon witb
KeportH From Toklo.
Washington, June IL The follow
ing cablegram has been received at
the Japanese legation from Hokio,
dated June 10: "General Kuroki re
ports that detachment of our troops
occupied Saimcbib on June 7. Our
casualties were three killed uud twenty-four
men wounded. The enemy left
on the battlefield twenty-three killed
besides two officers and live men who
were made prisoner. Genera Kurokl'a
army, co-operating with the forces
that landed at Taku Shan, occupied.
Siiirueu on June S. driving the ciuniy,
toward Tomncbeng and Kaiplng. The
enemy consisted of 4,iMN cavalry and
six guna. Our casualties were tbrea
men kilied. one lieutenant, one sub
lieutenant and twenty -eight uicu slight
ly wounded." . I
. ... )
Iteporls Mm Sin en I ijjli 1 1 itg.
St. Petersburg. June 11. The erx
peror lias received from General Kuro
patkin the following telegram, ilateil
June i): June 7 the Japanese slowly
continued their inarch toward Siu-Yei
by the Takushan and Feng-Wang-Cheng
roads. Their advance guard did
not approach nearer than hVc miles;
south and east of Sin-Yen. On tho
morning of June H a Japanese infantry,
brigade, two mountain batteries and
live squadrons of cavalry, marutict
against Sin-Yen. About 11 o'clock tho
Japanese appeared before the town on
the south side, but were checked by,
a very BUCcessfUl tire from our bat
KuKklan Arlillery Eflfeclive.
"Japanese infantry then beg-in ad
vancing against the town from tha
east by the Feng-Wang-Cheng road,
and came in contact with the tlossacks
holding the pass. After two hours
lighting the Cossacks were obliged to
retire, and our artillery openiid tiro
along the pass, not allowing tho Jap
anese to establish themselves. At this
moment a Japanese mountain battery)
arrived and took a position to th
south, but after tiring a few round.?
was silenced by our battery. .
Flanking; Movement Win tUa Fight.
"in the course of the light a flank
ing movement by several battalions ofi
Japanese infantry was observed north
east of Slu Ten. threatening our lino
of retreat. Consequently our Cossackn
gradually withdrew live miles from)
Bio-Yen, keeping up their tire from a
battery on a dense column of the em
emy at a range of iJOO yards. The
tire slackened about 5 In the after
noon. Among our losses were Chere
niissiueff. chief of Cossacks; Cornet
Komarovskl and Lieutenant Colonel
Possokboff. To h II appearances tho
Cossacks were engng-d with troops of
the Tenth division.
More Water la Kansas.
Emporia, Kan.. June 11. A hsavg)
rain in Chase aud Western Lyon coun
ties has ent the (t ton wood river up
several feet and It is still rising. 'Ai
repetition of the serious flood of last
week has, it is feared, begun.