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SLAVS AT MUKDEN
DO NOT ANTICIPATE ATTACK ON
JAP FORCES BEING INCREASED
MAny Convalescents Returning to
Duty-Russin" Forces at Mukden
Considered to Be Very Large and
More Troops Being Added.
S'I' PE'l'EHSllURG-Tho reports
that General Kurokl Is pushing on
northeast of Multden are not borne
out hy official telegrams that have
been received here. According to
the latest ad vices the Japanese forces
continuo to increase at ll1nnupu
mill Yenta ! A decisive advance In
the direction or 1\1ultden Is therefore
not expected to occur for some daya.
Monwhllo , hllllcnUons increase of the
probability ot the Japanese meeting
with rcslnlance. The Russian forces
nt 1\luden ) are undoubtedly very large
and every l1a9 delay enables the
commnmler.ln.chlet to perfect his do.
fenccs A private dispatch from
Mululcn reports the arrival ot an Itn-
monso train filled with convalescents
returning to dutr. This may bo regarded -
garllcl1 .a8 good ovhlonco of 1\ large
concentration of troops at l\Iuledcn.
The same correspondent , describing
the scenes I\t 'rlo Pass , notes extraordinary .
ordinary animation there. The great'
concourse of visitors there and the
fact that theatrical performances and
open air concerts arc of daily occurrence .
ronce , hardly indicate that the town is
expecting an immediate attack.
Dispatches from Vladlvostocle and
Sakhalin make no mention ot dovel"
olnonls thoro. The citizens of Vltid-
Ivlstok scout the idea ot a siege and
. many are returning from their country -
try villas The long promised Japanese -
ese operations against Sakhalin and
Vladivostok , which were expected to
act as a diversion for General Kuro-
Id's advance , are not yet In sight.
Neither the admiralty nor the for-
eign office is inclined to attach fin-
lQrtanco to charges of a breach of
neutrality over the supply of Welsh
coal by German steamers to Vice AI-
mlral Rojestvensley's ! 'IfUadron ' and to
Russian cruisers fn the Baltic. It is
declared that there can bo no breach
ot neutrality In coaling Russian war
ships outside or Russian territorial
waters. This whole question was
thoroughly discussed by eminent jur-
Isls at nn earlier stage of the war
and resulted in the ndmlrallly's decision -
cision not to seek coaling' facilities
In neutral ports which might lend to
implications , but to adopt the lade-
Pendent course of coaling war ships
nt Bea. This course does not ) lY either
_ . . . Great Britain or Germany open to
suspicion of favoring Russia , for ,
though German colliers were used on
the occasion In question , the repson-
alblltty of the German government
was not Involved , as Is shown by the
seml.officlal note In the Allgemeine
Zeltung and obviouslY Great Britain
Is unable to follow up every departing
c 0111 l'r. If Japan feels aggrieved , officials -
cials hero say , she has the remedy
In her own hands and can send out
war ships to intercept the colliers.
The repair ship Kamchatka has left
Cronstadt to join the fleet of Vice
Admiral Uejestvensley at Llbau.
. Expect Early Developments. i
MUKDEN-The armies having recovered -
covered from the effects of the recent
fighting before Lalo Yang , an early development .
velolment of the situation may bo
expected. A mysterious movement
eastlllarit Is on foot on the part of
bands or Chinese suitable for military
Marconi In New York.
NEW YORK-William Marconi arrived -
rived In New York : from Europe. In
an interview as to the reason for his
visit ho said : "My present trip Is
made to Inspect the service of the
Cunard steamers and the Cape Bre-
ton station. . " _
THE CITY OF MUKDEN.
lLAN Q/ TIC CITY OP fltm
As fortified by the Chinese two
walls surround the town of Muleden.
The outer is composed of mud and Is
fifteen to twenty-fiv feet In height.
The > Inner wall Is constructed of stone ,
freely embmsured for the use of can-
non. Little is known as to the additional .
lIonlll fortifications the Russians have
built since it became evident to them
last spring that they might be compelled .
pellod to fight Cot possession of the city.
It has ORe defense , however , that Is
highly important. This is the Hun
river , which skirts the town about
three miles south of the outer walls
From Muleden to Tiding is thirty-five
miles , and from Muleden to Harbin
800 miles. Muleden is the capital of
Manchuria and the birthplace of the
Manchu dynasty. It contains the
tombs of many Chinese emperors ,
which are held In the highest vonera
Behind In Sanitation.
A doctor writes In the London Lan
cet that IlS regards sanitation and
ventilation the English churches retain -
Lain the custom of the middle al" .
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PRINCE BISMARCK II DEAD.
Son of Famous Iron Chancellor Passe
Away Sunday Morning.
bert BIsmarck died Sunday morning ,
at 10:15 : o'clock. The end -was pain
less , p
Since he ceased to be foreign minister
Ihter on retirement of his father h
1890 Prince Herbert Bismarck hal
taken part In public affairs only al
a member of the Relchst.ag. His attitude
utUiJe had been that of a man nd
appreciated by his sovereign and whi .
was wailing In the background fog
an opportunity to resume his career
From 1884 to 1887 the deceased wa ,
a member of the German Relchstal )
and also from 1893 to the time of hI ;
deatlt. He was married In 1892 tt
Countess Margaret Hoyes of the Huu
garlan nobility and after the death 0 ,
his father he inherited the title 0
1)1'lnce. The deceased had only OD !
sister , who Is the wife of Count vo :
Renlzau. His brother William die :
FIFTY EMPLOYES DISMISSEt'
Philippine World's Fair Board at 51
Louis Cuts Expenses 7500.
ST. LOUIS - Announcement wa
made Wednesday at the office ot th
Philippine World's fair board thQ
more than , fifty employes of the gO\
ernment exhibit , including soverll
high officials , had been dismissed C"
reasons of economy. The order wI !
go Into effect formallY tomorrow.
The highest in rank of those whoa
services will bo dispensed with Is J
S. Felder , executive officer of tb
Philippine reservation , who was e1
gaged at n. salary of $6,000 a yea ;
Albert C. Newell , chief of exploltlltlol
salary $4,000 a year , and J. F. Com ,
ton , chief auditor and accountali
have been notified that their service < <
will no longer be required.
The reduction In the executlv
force of the Philippine exhibit "NJ
made by Auditor A. T. Lawshe of tk
Philippine boar" who recently arrlt ' ,
cd In St. Loul It is said that 'I
saving of $7,500 a month wiJl rosd ,
tram the reducUoJ\ . . . - .
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YIELD ONE POINT
RUSSIA FAVORABLE TO THE
RIGHTS OF NIiUTRALS.
WHAT IS CONTRABAND OF WAR
The Consignment of Goods to , Private
Parties Docs Not Always Prove that
They Arc Not Intended for the Belli-
ST. PETERSllURG-Russla's reply
to the representatives of the United
States and Great Britain regarding
contraband ot war was communicated
to their respective embassies this aft-
ernoon. It Is understood that Russia
recognizes the principle that provisions .
slons are not contraband when consigned .
signed to private parties , hut only
contraband when Intended as military
or naval stores.
Russia In Count Lamsdortr's response -
sponse to Ambassador Hardlnge , In
principle meets the views of the Ameri-
can and the British governments regarding -
garding foodstuffs and coal and other
fuel as being condlUonlll contraband
of war , distinctly placing them In the
category of articles ' susceptible of
uses both In war and tn peace , and
as such only confiscablo when consigned -
ed to blockaded ports or destined for
military or for naval forces of the
Shipments In the ordinary course of
trade by private persons or firms , even
to an enemy's port , may be regarded
prima facie not contraband , but on
this point distinct reservation Is mado.
The simple fact of consignment to
private persons does not preclude the
possibility that the articles are not ultimately -
timately destined for belligerent
forces , and Russia Insists that It be
not necessarily regarded all ! conclusive
evidence of the Innocent character of
the goods. In other words _ , Irregular
ship's papers or other suspicious circumstances -
cumstances might vitiate the assump-
tion of Innocent character , but where
such suspicion Is raised the burden of
proof to warrant legal seizure Is to
rest upon the captor. Count Lamsdortr
pointed out , however , that captains of
merchantmen also owed a duty In
Count Lamsdorff's reply was not
presented In written form , but was
communicated verbally to Ambassador -
dor Hardlnge. It will not Involve pub-
lic amendment of Russian contraband
and prize regulations , but In effect it
becomes an official Interpretation of
the original regulations made by the
commission composed ot representatives .
tlves of the ministries of foreign affairs . '
fairs , marine , war and justice , which
considered the subject In connection
with the objection raised by the
United States and Great Britain , and
as such will hereafter govern nayal
commanders and prize courts , which
thus far In the war have classed all articles -
ticles enumerated In article six of Ute
Russian regulations as absolute con-
In this way Russia preserves ! Its dig-
nity by not making an open surrender
at the same time consenting to the In-
terpretatiod asked for by the United
States and ' Great Britain In the rights
of neutral commorce.
EXTRADITING AN EMBEZZLER.
Official to Be Brought Back From
EL pASO , Tex.-Tho 1'lexlcnn state
department notified the United States
dlstrct attorney here that the court
order extraditing Vance Fulleerson bad
been approved. Fulkerson , while inspector -
specter and appraiser In the United
Staates customs service here , embezzled -
bezzled funds , It Is alleged , and a
grand jury returned Indictments In
forty counts against him. He left at
once for Mexico , where he was later
arrested. He will now be returned to
El Paso for trial.
This III the first instance on record
of the return of a government official .
cial from Mexico for embezzlement by
the Mexican autl1grit'/es. / . . -
SHE MUST DISARM. )
Large Guns of Russian Ship tq . beTaken
of State Adee on Thursday gave out ;
the following statement regarding the
Russian ship now at Ban Francisco :
"Tho president has today Issued an
order , -through the acting secretary of ' - : .
state , directing that the Russian
armed transport Lena , now at San
Francisco , be taken into custodY by
the naval authorities of the United
States and disarmed. The main features -
tunes of the condition proscribed are
that the Lena be taken to the Mare
Island navy yard and there disarmed
by removal of small guns , breech
locks of large gUllS , ammunition and
ordnance stores and such other dismantlement .
mllntlement as may be prescribed by
the commandant of the n&vyyard ;
that the captain give a written guarantee -
antee that the Lena shall not leave . . . . . . .
San Francisco until peace shall have I
been conclc.ded ; that the officers and
crew may be paroled , not to leave Ban
Francisco until some understanding
as to their disposal may be reached
between the United States and the
bellgcrents. After the disarmament
the vessel may be removed to a prize . . . . ,
dOCk for such reasonable repairs aa
will make her seaworthy and preserve .
her in good condition during her de-
tentlon. She may bo so repaired at
the navy yard if the Russian commander -
mander should so elect ; that while
at a prlvatO' dock , the commandant
ot the navy yard at Mare Island shall
have custody of the ship , and the re-
plllr shall be overseen by an engineer
officer to he detailed by the commandant -
ant , and that when 80 repaired , If
peace shan not then have been con-
cluded , the vessel shall be taken back
to the Mare Island navy yard and be
there held In custody until the end
of the war. "
This action has been taken upon . ,1
the written request ' of the commander \1 \
of the Lena , addressed to Rear Ad- LJ" ' '
miral Goodrlrl , setting forth that , as l ' . 1
the vessel Is incapable of putting to. 1
sea without needful repairs , she must , .
disarm , and asking that needful repairs - . , .
pairs bo permitted after disarmament.
of the has telegraphed -
The secretary navy _ , . .
graphed the president's order to San - -
Francisco and given Instructions to _ -
Admiral Goodrich and to Captain Mc-
Calla , the commandant at the Mare
Island navy yard , to carry out Its 'pro. -
REPUBLICANS OF NEW YORK.
The Ticket That They Have Placed In ' ; '
SARATOGA , N. Y. - : . The republican . . '
state convention adjourned Thursday ' ,
after nominating unanimously the following
lowing ticket :
For Governor-Franlc W. Higgins t , ref
For Lieutenant Goveronr-M. Linn " ' .
Bruce of New Yorle. . -
For Secretary at state-John F. - - : - '
O'Brien of C1lnton.
For Attorney General-Jullus M. - . " : -
Mayer of New York. I
For ComptrQJler-Otto Kelsey . of . j
For State Treasurer-John G. Wal-
lonmeler of Erie.
. . . . . . J
For State _ Engineer and Surveyor-
Henry A. VanAlstyne at Columbia.
For Chief JUdge ot the Court of Ap-
neals-Ed _ _ ar M. Cullen ( dem. _ ) of
- _ . .
For Assistant Justice of the . Court
ot Appellls-Wllliam . E. Warner of ; '
Big Fire at Juarez , Mexlcoo.
EL PASO , Tcx.-'I'he city of Jaurez ,
Mex. , across the river from El Paso ,
Is threatened with destruction by 111'8.
Already one block of the best business
houses has burned and all efforts of
the fire department have thus far been
futllo. The loss Is heavy.
.laps Near Mukden.
MUKDEN-The Japanese army Is . . . -
within twenty.ono miles of Mukden. ,
There Is no Indication- their ad-
vance. . .
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