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NOTE TO RUSSIA
BRITISH : GOVERNMENT DEMANDS
APOLOGY FOR ATTACK.
OCCURRED ON OCTOBER 21ST
Matter Is Discussed with King Edward .
ward In Meeting at Bucklngham-
An Apology Will Probably Bo Forthcoming .
coming from Russia.
LONDON-GI'eat Britain has sent a
long nnll urgent note to the Russian
government , olllcllllly lIetalllng the
circumstances of the nntn7.lng and mn
oXlllnlnoll attack by the HURsllln sec
01111 Pllcillc squadron / luring the nigh t
of October 21 Oil Ih'ltlnh fishing boats
in the North spa : The text of the
note iII , $ not ! peen given out but It
Is - - - ofllcinlly " -stll ; l from : ; I"t l' - . foreign ; ; - ; t
oll1co tint It contains the sltnlllcllnt I [
nnnOll1lCOmont that the situation Is I
. ono which , In the ollinion of his nla- I
Jest "tI ' govCl'nnwllt , does not brook de (
Meanwhile II\ \ ( ' conservative public \ ;
and press 111'0 re1llnrlcahl IIIl1lo1J1OII't
Itratlvo All usual the jingo clement ,
dOlnocrats and e\'pn some oll1clals go
HO far Its / 10 Hay lint it may ue nec (
oHsary to Rtol ) time Pacific fleet penl I
Ing settlement of the whole affair ,
though this oxlt'01110 ( l1IcnSI\l'e , It If !
hellovcll , will nut lie necoHHary 1 I \ ' . I
orywhere there IH evidence of time
very Iloslllvo ovlnlon that this hi no I
t.ltuo for the usttutl 11I11Iomatic 1I111 ' - 1
lallying : that there must he 110 ( lc . t
lay anti no limit Hot by Russia \ to Its 1 :
apology 01' the extent of compensation t :
for sufferers lIy what KinI / dwnl'll < <
iiiinslf terms "tho unwarrantable nc-
tlou" or time Baltic sqlllull'OlI C011I I
J mfilll\JI's. \ :
Ii The Icing ! sent the following mos- I
sage or 8)1\11111tlly to the mayor or
1i'l'om I"\'UlleIH \ Kuollys , lluclelug-
ham Paluco , Oct. 2.t , 1J0 ! 1.-1'0 his
WOl'shlj ) , the llayor ; 01' Hull : The icing /
COllllUUllIlH limo \ to say that ho has
heard with profound SOI'I'Oof the
unwarrantable action which hm been
committed ngulmt the North sea Itslm-
Ing fleet and asks you to express the
deopeHt sympathy of the queen u1l11
his majesty wIth the families 01' those
who have suffered from this lI11Wt lumen -
men table OCC\11'l'OnCe
"KNOLLYS , "
Francis ( Knolh's , baron of Faver-
sham , la the private secretary of King
The deep l'esent1\10nt of the whole
British public , however , is reflected
by the Incident ut the Victoria station -
tlon Monday nIght oil the arrival or
Count Benclconllol'fi' I'rulIUIO conti-
nent. ' 1'hol'o Is no attempt ) anywhere
among meu of responsibility \ to mag-
nlh' the occurrence into u deliberate
t act of war but in view of the present ) -
ont Inability to find ( an explanation
there Is being pouted upon the heads
. of file 0lllcol'8 of the squadron n. flood
of invective unl1 Insinuation , though
incompetence first and thereafter
comlleto ) panic is the most generally
accepted explanntlon. Thus far no of-
11clnl word has been received from St.
Petersburg us to the attitude of the
The fact that it had been decided
during the day to prepare n semiofficial .
clal note expressing ) the regret of the
Russian : government and its willingness .
ness to make full reparation so soon
as the responsibility was fixed was
i communicated by the Associated
Press to Lord Lansdowne and was
the first Information on the subject
he bad received from St. Petcrsumg
Mormons to Go to Mexico.
l\IEXICO-l\lormon BIshop Cluff of
Salt Lalie' City bas closed a deal In
the state of Tabasco for the purchase
of nearly 240,000 acres of land There
is ample room for 1,000 families und
600 are ready to tnlo liP homc&tenlh :
ou the )1'overty.
aZMV. 4 wt/.I4 .r hvM.aY KIMYV..w . .ww.tiwawis.Y _ a. s. w.-r. _ w _ eec . 1. . + _ ,
r PEACE PROSPECTS
None In Slgh ( So Far As Concerns
j I I Russia.
s'r. . P8TBHSBUIW-The Novoo
Vrelllrn , deprecating the renewed talk
of foreign intervention in the Uusso.
Javanese wan \ ' , says :
Juch : talk , If based upon the fact
that now and again the voicing of an
urgent desire for pence Is heard 111
Hussln , must reflect the marvelous ignorance .
noraneo of 01' indifference on the part
of foreigners to Hussla's true Internal
condition 'rho fact that In Russia , as
In other countries , there arc several
parties ! : two of theRe want pence-
tile : extreme reactionaries , because
they constitute what Is known In the
Ullitell States during the Span mu-
AmerIcan war , and In England during
the BOel' war , as "Ilcace at any llrico"
men . and the ultra radicals , because
tlt. . . are In favor of a humiliating I
peace which would weaken the pros-
m : government. But these parties are
nslgnlficnnt beside the great bodies
Jt moderate progressives ) , who wish to
see ; Hussla's Interior economical Cal
\blllties ( deloJe ( < < 1 to their fullest ex.
.ont and who realize \ that only through
I decisive Russian victory In the cast
I\n tlrn" wound be healed , not plaster-
HI. Russia has the opportunity ) for
nterlol' do\'olo\llllont \ on which their
meant Is set
The Russian allthOl'ltles have been
1II0lllchlly assured that the report
hilt the United States contemplated
onl1ol'lnt Its good ounces In the Inter-
est of he I reparation of peace in the
far east Is un I rile , The assurance was
received < < 1 with satisfaction , f\lthough
he report ( hall not been given credence .
lence In government circles.
COLOGNE-In the course of a long
article discussing the sUbject of mediation .
llion between Russia and Japan the
Cologne Gazette , whlchls , regarded as
the organ or the German foreign office ,
says that even In its most modified
fonn a proposal In the I1lt'eellon indicated . ,
catod woull1 hu regarded as an 1n.
friendly act : , null hut the state \l11lm'-
laltlng It would Incur grave ill will
" 'I'he statement that Germany Is
sympathetically \ Inclined toward a
peace congress and woulll take a step
lu thut direction In conjunction with
America " the Gazette ndds ( , "is ab-
! : ' 0lutely false , and l It Is equally false
to say that Germany has concluded or
Is considering : any agreement with
Russia Inc01Hliatlhle with German "s '
ONE THOUSAND SHEEP KILLED
DrIven Over Cliff by Cattlemen , Who
Also Destroy the Camp.
CHEYENNE , 'o-Sheep and cattlemen -
tlemen clashed on G1'I"S river , near
the Wind river forest reserve , a few
lays ago and nearly 1,000 sheep were
driven 0\01' a cliff by the cattlemen
: old leilled The sheep hall tres-
pused on the forest reserve and were
driven off by the rangers , only to return .
turn again later This time the rangers -
ers drove the sheep Into n cattle coun-
try. Inside of two lays ; the cattlemen
; athered and after running the llerd-
3rs ' out of the country destroyed the
sheep ; wagons amid camps and slaught-
ered the sheep , The herders were not
The shoeJHl1en know the leaders of I
the raid and they will bo prosecuted I
The mid was the culmination of n .
" "OIltrO\'ers between the sheep and
cattle Interests of long stnnding
Statue of Frederick the Great.
ASlIINGTON-Thc bronze statue
of Frederick the Great , presented to
the United States government by the
Irosent emperor of Gorman . has arrived -
rived in this city . and has been placed
'n ' the grounds of the army war college .
loge on the Washington barracks
" "eer\'aton : ! , The statue hns been
wrapped In heavy canvas to protect it
from pUblic \ 'Iowuntil it Is formally
unveiled. The unveiling oxerrsC ! ! pre
to take . place Novcluher 19.
THE ARMY FRONT
ALONG WHICH THERE IS SAID TO
BE SHARP FIGHTING.
TROOPS HOLD OLD POSITIONS
Russians Are Entrenching the Ground
Recently Occupied by Them.- They
Are Expected to Resume the Offensive .
fenslve Within a Few Days.
l\IUKD N-Sharp fighting continues .
ucs along the front. The ! Russians are
entronchlng ground recently occupied
While no pitched battle has occurred
during the last few days , the two
armies are kept in touch with one another .
other , holding the positions they OC
cupied when the big battle ended.
There : . - . is no evidence that the RussIan
army will rush north , as was the case
after the battle of Llao Yang In fact ,
the Russians have another line of defenses .
fenses to fall back on In the event
thnt they are forced out of their pres-
During the last few days there has
been frequent artillery fire , occasional
infantry attacks and dally clashes between -
tween outposts and RcoutS
Unless the Japanese take the initiative -
tI\'e soon the Russians , It is expected ,
w1\1 \ resume the offensive and endeavor .
deavor to drive the Japanese back ,
for the purpose of Insuring the safety
of their winter luarwI'S , which un-
doubtc < ll ) ' will ho north of l\Iu1eden
unless a southward advance Is suc'
Another big battle is expected shortly .
Ir , as the weather Is already turning
cold. It will be impracticable for the
two armies to winter In their present
positions midway between Muleden and
Many incidents arc coming to light
sllowln ( gthe bravery of the Russian
soldiers during their stubborn resist-
ance fo the Japanese advance and In
their attempts to drive the Japanese
hacl The men fought night and day
without rest and afterwards worked
' 01' hours carrying the wounded to the
hospitals When the Russian troops
recaptured Lone Tree hill they retook
< : evernl guns and a quantity of ammunition -
munition which the Japanese had previously -
'Iously cnptured. They also took several .
eral Japanese ) guns 111 addition
At the conclusIOn of the fight the
mill ( was covered with the dead and
wounded of both armies The Japanese
orlsoners were treated by the Russians
with the greatest Idndness At one
hospital visited by the Associated
Press correspondent Japanese privates -
vntos were found In their officers
ward The army hospital corps and
tile Red Cross societies did splendid
worl The wounded were dressed nnd
"orwarl1ed to the hospitals with the
Th Russian commissariat also waE
'Irlmlrauly hundled Portable soup kit
nhons were most useful , going undm
fire to feed time men
No Information at WashIngton.
tarr Darling salll on Friday that , se
far as he was aware , no advices ha 0I
been received at the navy departmenl
of the reported skirmish betweer
United States marines and Pannmal1l
on the Isthmus If any dispatches havE
been received , the assistant secl'etan
explained they In all probability would
be sent to the department and would
not be delivered to the officers untl
1I101'Ulng At this time the navy ha !
about 450 marines on the Isthmus
Gold Discovery In Colorado.
DURANGO Colo-The reported dls
every of extensive bodies of quart :
rich in gold and silver in the Ll
Plata range of the Rock mountains
west of this city , has eroated excite
mont. Hundreds of men have gone tl
the locality and many mineral claim :
have already been located Assays ob ,
tamed are said to run from $50 t (
over $2QOO to the ton
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A LULL IN FIGHT. ' y'
Hostilities Cease on Account of the I
ST. PETEHSnURG-For the mo-
111.mt heavy rains and impassable
roads have compelled a suspension of ,
JpernUons in Manchuria There was'i ,
; H'actlcally no fighting Wednesday.
There is evidence of a new disposi-
tion of the forces on both sides. Gen- .I
ral KuropaUdn Is extending his right , I
whether with a view to a turning
movement for the safety of Lone Tree
1111 ' , the importance of which point is
fully realized by the Japanese , who
have attemmpted to retake it in the
'light attacks , or whether to meet and
thwart a Japanese turning movement
"rom the west , has not yet developed.
The Japanese also appear to bo shifting .
Ing weight to the westwl1rrl.
Veiled hints continue to arrive that
. . _ ' - . _ _ _ u _ _ _ _ . , , _ _ _ _ _ _ H. _
the Russians nave recovered from the
blow infilcted last week by FIeld Marshal .
shal Oyama , and that General Kuro-
patldn is preparing to renew the struggle .
gle as soon as the roads become dr ) ' .
Two Associated Press dispatches from
Mul < < len tonight mention reports that
the Japanese already are preparing to
retire and the war office admits that Jo _
uropaUein's left has again moved
slightly forward , but there is no light
upon the movements of the Japanese
There is , Indeed , an utter lack of late
news from 'oldo and an enemy so resourceful -
sourceful may really ho preparing a
surprise movement instead of a retreat -
treat , relieving the pressure on the
front with a view to accomplishing
something on the finn1e
Many crItics here continue to believe _ _
that General KuropaUdn Intends to return -
turn to the line of the Hun rive.
The enforced cessation of opera-
tions by the bad weather it the Jap
anese offensive had really exhausted
Itself , gives hotl1 al'mie:1 a chance to
breathe and pull themselves together : rand -
and would seem to ensure as much ' -
benefit to one side as to the other , for J
practfcal purposes When operations
recommence they will assume an entirely . ,
tirely new phase with new dispositions , '
lions and objectives Practically last
\Veele's battle has ended and it goes
Into history as a Russian defeat. .
When operations are resumed a new
battle will begin
The Japanese advance Is ten miles
south of Mulcden. The Russians have
built heavy defenses two miles south
of the Hun river , where they are expected .
pected to make a stand There ar no
natural defenses at that point.
- The Japanese report that the battle ' . "
has been the most severe yet fought _
on the plains , the Russian forces con-
sisting of the FIrst army corps and . . .
, the Fifth and Sixth Siberian corps _ .
'rhe only defenses were infantry
trenches which were hastily made
Maps captured by the Japanese
show that the Russians had arranged
for a series of retreats , and these
maps indicated where stands were to
be made This accounts for the slow-
. ness of the. advance of the Japanese k
and their failure to cut off the Russian -
sian retreat , which was conducted
with great sld11 Ravines and gullies
met with by the Japanese obstructed
I Release Causes No Surprise.
t ST. PETERSBURG-The newspa- .
tiers publish full reports of the trial
by the ,
rdmiralty council of the casa
of the British steamer Allanton. seiz- '
ed June 16 by the . -41"
) Vladivostok sq\lai. ! ' c
I ron , and her cargo , but abstain from
I comment on the council's annulmcuJ.
I of the judgment of the Vladivostok
s prize court. The
decision causes no
surprIse The demand of the owners
of the Allanton for indemnity for the .
. detention of the ship probably wlll
have to be the subject of negotiations
z through the foreign office.
, French Wrestler Defeated. :
- BUFFALO-Charles ( Yankee ) Rogers -
) era defeated l\IauplJS , the French ,
s wrestler In two straIght falls , Rogers
. won the first tall , catch.as.catch.can , ;
o In 11 : 30 , and the s9CAnd In Graeco
Roman style fn 3 3'qo. }