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Fighting at Kin Chou Tested
Bravery of Soldiers.
Mikado's Troops Accomplish
ed the Impossible.
Will Be Some Delay i n
Following up the Victory.
London, May 27, 4:36 p. m. The
Japanese legation has received
the following official dispatch from
"Kin Chou and all the heights
in its vicinity have been taken,
and our troops are pushing the
Russians toward Port Arthur."
London, May 27, 10:15 p. m. A dispatch
to the Central Xews from Harbin says
the Japanese losses during the fight
ing at Kin Chou are said to be 12,000 men
killed. It is said that these figures have
been confirmed by an official dispatch.
Fighting, it is said, is still going on in
the vicinity of Kin Chou.
Tokio, May 27, S p. m. A Japanese of
ficer of high rank made the following
statement tonight to the correspondent
of the Associated Press:
"The Japanese, in attacking Kin Chou
and Nan Shan hill, had to fight against
great odds. The Russians were in full
command of the strategical advantages
afforded by nature, and these advan
tages were augmented by the newest
inventions for defense.
"The forts on Nan Shan hill were arm
ed with heavy guns. The Japanese had
only field guns, heavy guns being un
available on account of the difficulties
of transportation. Our army deserves
great credit for having driven the Rus
sians from this stronghold; it wjis a
feat previously considered to have been
Impossible. 1 fear our losses have been
heavy, but we have gained the strongest
point barring our way to the investment
of Port Arthur."
Tokio, May 27. 5 p. in. Subsequent re
ports received here indicate that the
storming of Nan Shun hill yesterday was
a bloody affair. The Japanese lirst cen
tered their fire on the Russian batteries.
In which work they were aided by four
fihnboats from Kin Chou bay. They suc
ceeded in silencing many of the enemy's
The Russians had constructed a. scries
of trenches around the hill on a terrace
protected by wire entanglements and
other sucfc devices. The Japanese made
a series of rushes, but they were all
In vain. The deadly rifle fire and cannon
fire of the enemy chocked them repeat
edly. Finally, at 3 o'clock in the afternoon
the Japanese reformed and stormed the
crest of the hill. The Russians held to
their position doggedly and it was 7
o'clock in the evening before the Japa
nese finally gained possession of the
Chicago, 111., May 27. A special to the
Daily News from Chee Foo says:
"Considerable delay is expected before
the Japanese follow up their reported
victories on the narrowest part of the
Kin Chou isthmus. The fighting which
preceded the fall of Kin Chou must have
been exhausting and thi? ensuing pur
suit must have left the Mikado's troops
in no condition for a quick descent on
General Stoessel's second line of de
fense. On the left ilnnk thp Russians
are pntected by the muddy foreshores of
Kin Chou bay. on the right by the for
tifications of Dalny, while their main
position is strongly fortified by a ae
ries of batteries. The Japanese will thus
be compelled not only to make a frontal
attack but to encounter the fire of many
guns advantageously placed."
London, May 27. The Tokio dispatch to
the Associated Press and Japanese ac
counts are the only details that have
reached London of the Japanese vic
tory at Kin Chou. It appears that the
conclusive victory was immediately fol
lowed up. for the Post's Tokio corre
spondent asserts that the Japanese have
Ewept the Russians from their defenses
west of Talienwan. And if the Tele
graph's generally well informed corre
spondent is correct and the Japanese are
already nearing Port Arthur, the Rus
Flans must have suffered a complete
rout at Kin Chou. That the Russians
were not only defeated but routed, would
also appear from rumors of the capture
of Russian artilery.
According to tiie Mail's Tokio corre
spondent, the fifth Japanese divisions of
veterans, whim Is destined for the storm
ing of Port Arthur, has already landed on
the Liao Tung peninsula.
The Telegraph's correspondent at Japa
nese headquarters, communicating under
date of May 26. says there is no change
In the situation of the tlrst army, but
that there are frequent outpost encoun
ters. "I suppose." he adds, "that the lul is
due to preparations for a great battle in
the direction of Liao Yang."
The Mail s Sin Min Tun correspondent,
telegraphing under date of May 56. de
clares theiv are only 2.0ft) troops at Muk
London, May 27. Baron Hayashi. the
Japanese minister, discussing the recent
.righting north of Port Arthur, said today:
"Kin Chou will be occupied as a m
base The neighboring hills will
trongly fortified in order that they can
be held indefinitely. For food snppiles
and ammunition Port Dalny will be a
second base. The possession of Kin Chou
will be of invaluable aid in the campaign
ajjainst Port Arthur. The hills command
Japancs Troops are Now But Sev-
enteen Miles Away
London, May 28. A Tokio cor-
respondent of The Telegraph
says he learns that the Japanese
troops are now within seventeen
miles of Port Arthur and that the
Russians suffered heavier casual-
ties than the Japanese; who have
taken guns and other material
and a few prisoners. He predicts
a further surprise, as Japan is
now increasing her efforts in all
A Tokio correspondent of the
Chronicle says that the Japanese
captured many guns at Kin Chou.
positions of the country for several miles
in the direction of Port Arthur. I pre
sume from the action at Kin Chou that
the Russians intend to make another
stand at Port Dalny. Their justification
for defending Kin Chou must have been
the belief that their numbers were able
to ccpe with ours, so 1 expect that prac
tically all the available Russian troops
have been moved out from Port Arthur
in the attempt to head off the investment.
New Chwang, May 27. The Russian au
thorities here declare that a Japanese
battle-ship has been sunk by a submarine
boat and that tnree craft of this class
are now at Port Arthur and another en
route to Vladivostock by rail.
A French priest just arrived from Muk
den says twenty thousand Russian troops
are stationed there and that an army of
one hundred thousand men is at Liao
Yang with heavy reinforcements arriving
Feng Ling Kito, who was deported by
the Russians in July last and escaped,
says he has returned and gathered around
him brigands near Kwan Ling and is har
assing his old enemies.
Seoul, May 27, 10:30 p. m. The Gensan
correspondent of a Seuol paper wires that
a body of 600 Russians, with seven guns,
preceded by fifteen scouts, passed Song
Chin and advanced to Tan Choyn yester
day. It is further stated that some hun-
j dreds of cossacks, with six guns, are at
Kapsan. The correspondent declares that
I ho panic among the inhabitants is in
creasing and that the country people are
f'eeing to the south and west.
Berlin, May 2S. A Tokio correspondent
of the Tageblatt sends the following un
der date of May 27:
"It is generally believed here that Gen
eral Rogi succeeded on May 26 in cut
ting off a portion of the Fourth Russian
sharpshooters' division under Major Gen
eral Fock, having taken the heights be
tween Port Arthur and Kin Chou on May
21 and 25. and that the capitulation of
this body is expected. The light was most
bitter and stubborn on both sides, and the
losses were severe."
The Tagebalatt's military' critic sug
gests that General Stoessel succeeded by
a rapid march in freeing General Fock's
troops from the trap.
New Chwang. May 227, morning. The
Japanese estimate the strength of the
Russians about Port Arthur at twenty
twenty thousand men. The former have
fifty thousand men at Kin Chou. Chinese
continue to escape from Port Arthur but
little reliance is placed in their state
ments. They say food is growing scarce
at Port Arthur and there Is good authori
ty for saying the Japanese believe they
ca nstarve out the Russians in three
The Russians recently purchased 1,500
junks anchored here, shipping them today
to Tung-Chlng-Tsu. where they will block
the river to prevent the produce of that
section from leaving. Fodder is espe
cially scarce. Much contraband of war
is arriving at this port. The French
steamer Bourbon landed 0(5,000 sacks of
flour today.
A British cruiser at Cliing Wan Tao is
awaiting instructions from the consul
here, who will not make any statement
for publication.
St. Petersburg. May 27.-5:17 p. m. The
foreign office has received dispatches
from both Che Foo and Pekin reporting
from Chinese sources a new bombard
ment of Port Arthur May 25. If this be
true, it indicates that Vice Admiral Togo
used the guns of his ships to make a di
version at Port Arthur and pave the way
for a final assault on the Russian posi
tions around Kin Chou yesterday. As
this is a big holiday, the anniversary of
Lmperor Nicholas' coronation, no ex
pression could be obtained at the war
otlice upon today r, dispatch from Tokio,
but if the Japanese have succeded in
crossing the neck - the general impres
sion in military circles is that although
Kin Chou is twenty-five miles above Port
Arthur the Russians will be able to offer
little resistance until the enemy reaches
the perimeter of the fortress.
Tokio. May 27. After five hours of des
perate fighting the Japanese captured Kin
Chou yesterday evening. Nnnqunn Ling,
a strong hold of the enemy, was taken
later after a hot fight. An artillery duel
still continues. A Russian gunboat bom
barded the Japanese left flank from Ta
lien Wan bar, while the Japanese war
ships worked with the army fro mKin
Chou Bay.
Tokio, May 27. Vice Admiral Togo has
now establisheu a complete blockade
around the southern end of the Liao Tung
peninsula. This completely envelops Port
Arthur from the seaward and probably
marks the opening of the final investment
of the town and its fortifications.
Tokio, May 27. The Japanese troops
have swept all the Russians from their
defenses west of Tallen V.'an Bay. It
Is now improbable that the latter will be
capable of offering any further resistance
In the territory of Port Arthur.
- London. May 27. A dispatch from Tokio
to the Central News dated today says:
"The fighting which culminated in the
Japanese occupation of Kin Chou was par
ticularly confined to an artillery duel,
which, beginning at dawn of May 2Sth.
continued without Intermission for five
hours. The Japanese warships in Kin
Chou Bay co-operated, firing with heavy
guns on the Russian positions. A Russian
gunhes; In Talien .Wan. bay also joined
Village of New Liberty Com
pletely Wiped Out
No Lives Lost So Far as Re
ports Go.
Less Damage Resulted to
Neighboring Places.
Golconda, 111., May 27. The village of
New Liberty, Pope county, Illinois, on
the Ohio river, is reported to have been
destroyed by a tornado. Not a building
was left standing. No lives, however,
were lost.
Paducah, Ky., May 27. Telephone, wires
are down and but meager details hae
been received of the tornado which is
reported to have destroyed the village
of New Liberty, Pope county, Illinois
No fatalities arc reported. Damage of
not much extent was caused in Smith-
land, Livingston county, Illinois, by hail
and wind, at Hamletsburg, a-few miles
above Smithland, and also at Birdsville,
a short distance from New Liberty.
Pleasant Grove, Near Toronto,
Kan., a Man Is Killed
Toronto, Kan., May 27. News reached
here this evening of a tornado last night
at Pleasant Grove, southwest of here.
David Fellingham was killed and his wife
badly injured. The Fellingham house
was demolished. Heavy rains followed the
storm, and all the streams are bank full.
He Will Deliver an Address There on
Next Sunday
Washington, D. C, May 27. Secretary
Taf ttomorrow will leave for Topeka,
where he will deliver an address at the
state semi-centennial celebration on Me
morial day.
in the fort, bombarding the left flank of
tho Japanese army. Kin Chou castle was
occupied by the Japanese at twenty min
utes past 4 o'clock this morning.
St. Petersburg, May 27 The news of tho
Japaneso victory at Kin Chou was pub
lished on a Russian holiday, the anni
versary of the coronation of Czar Nicho
las. While there was little information
in governmental circles regarding the
Russian defeat, the news caused the cele
brations at Tsarskoyc-Selo to bge short
ened. Only a brief service was celebrated
in the chapel, instead of the customary
litany, and the czar spent the remainder
of the day in the transaction of busi
ness. It was rumored late tonight that Gen
eral Kuropatkin had telegraphed some
details direct to Minister of War Sakha
roff, which will not be transmitted to the
czar until tomorrow.
The general staff. In view of the foreign
news of the capture of Kin Chou, ad
mitted that there was little now to hin
der a Japanese advance on Port Arthur
itself, and that the actual siege of Port
Arthur had begun in earnest. The staff-
insisted, however, on the ability of the
fortress to hold out.
Chicago, May 27. A special to the News
from Cheefoo. says
"Japan announces that the entire coast
of the Liao Tung peninsula lying south
of a line between Pitsewo on the east
and Pu Lan Tien, on tho west, is in a
state of effective blockade by the Japa
nese navy. The declaartion says that
the blockade will be maintained. Block
ade proclamation by Japanese throws the
burden of proof on vessels about to1 run
the blockade."
AVashington, May 25. The Japanese le
gation has received the following detuils
of the attack on Kin Chou:
"The enemy built several covered
trenches around the fort and Nan Hill,
and held the place sttibbornly under
strong defensive works. Nvertheless,
after several attempts the Japanese fi
nally succeeded in taking the enemy's
position by storm and in driving them to
ward Nankueling. This severe fighting
continued for sixteen hours. Admiral
Togo telegraphs that a report was sent
to him by wireless telegraph from the
captain commanding the detached squad
ron, consisting of four gunboats and a
tor pedo rtotiln, to the effect that the
squadron reached Kin Chou bay and, co
operating with the army, bombarded Nan
Hill on May 26. and on witnessing our
army occupying the forts on the hill,
the squadron withdrew from the scene of
action. The captain of the gunboat
Chokai was kiled and nine others were
killed and wounded. The damage to the
vessels was insignificant."
Saloon Keeper Will Not Serve the
Non-Union Freight Handlers
New York, May 27. At the sound
steamer piers along the North and Bast
rivers, where the freight handlers tem
porarily tied up traJEc a week ago by go
ing out on strike, work was proceeding in
an orderly and systematic way today and
there was practically nothing to Indicate
that a strike was in progress. At the
Mott Haven yards of the New York. New
Haven and Hartford railroad, however,
where nearly all freight carried by rail
by that system between New England
and points south of New York is handled,
conditions were entirely different. Al
though a full crew of non-union men has
been at work in the yards for several
days they have made almost no progress
in relieving the congestion and the yards
are as nearly filled with loaded freight
cars as It would be possible to get them.
The strike of firemen on the transfer tugs
by means of which the cars are oniicarily
ferried between th New York asj New
Thought He Saw thffStoIen Corps
and Frothed at the- Mouth
Chicago, 111., May 27 Choking
and gasping and with eyes rolling
with terror, John A. Mahaken, ac-
cused of fraudulently identifying.
the body of .Mrs. Frank B. Green-
wald, an Iroquois fire victim, in
order to steal her money, suddenly
jumped to his feet in Judge Clif-
ford's court room today and
pointed frantically at an imagin-
ary specter which he thought
stood confronting him. While the
spectators looked on in terror the
man frothed at the lips and waved
- his arms wildly in the air. He
was overpowered and thrown to
the floor, where it took half a
dozen police officers to hold him.
Paroxysm after paroxysm shook
him and he had to manacled and
taken into an ante room.
When quiet was finally restored
Mahaken's lawyer decided to let
the case to the jury without argu-
ment. Almost immediately the
twelve men filed back and the
foreman announced a verdict of
guilty. The technical charge
against Mahaken was perjury, and "
it was proved that he had taken
the body of Mrs. Greenwald from
a morgue and had it buried as his
aunt. His motive was to gain pos-
session of the $400 found on the
Jersey shores has contributed largely to
this condition. Ordinarily a number of
tugboats are kept constantly moving with
tows of loaded iloats between the two
shores. Now, however, only one of the
tugs is available for use. The express
transfers Maryland and transfers have
been manned by a non-union crew and
have been steadily at work since yester
A feature of the strike at Mott Haven
yards is the stand the saloonkeepers in
the neighborhood have taken against the
strike breakers. It has been the custom
of the freight handlers in the yards to
purchase a pint of beer with their noon
luncheon. This visually costs ten cents.
Now the saloon keepers have put a ban
on the serving of "pints" to the Italians
unless they pay $2 for it. This price was
fixed by all the saloon keepers in the
neighborhood and is necessarily prohibi
Photographs Will Be Taken of Their
Chicago, 111., May 27. Photographic pro
duction of the spectra of3tho sun and
the brightest stars is aboiito be un
dertaken by Professor Geqrge E. Hale,
director of the Ycrkcs obsefvatory, on
Mount Wilson, near Pasadena, Cal. A
grant of 510,000 from the Carnegie insti
tution a few months ago enabled Pro
fessor Hale to build a Snow horrizontal
telescope with which instrument he ex
pects to conduct observations on Mount
Wilson. The observations are to con
tinue one year and will be under the
personal supervision of Professor Hale.
For the observation of the sun a large
concave mirror., with sixty feet of focal
length was constructed. On that the
image of the sun Is to be projected and
diffused in such a manner that a study
is made of it under the best conditions
possible. For the photographic reproduc
tion of the spectra of stars another con
cave mirror is provided. Mount Wilson
was selected as the place of observa
tion because of its accessibility and the
clearness of the atmosphere in that lo
Cardinal Satolli Will Leave That Port
for America
Rome, May 27. Cardinal Satolli left hero
this morning for Naples on his journey
to the United States. At Naples he will
take the steamer Princess Irene for New
Cardinal Satolli is accompanied by his
cousin. Father Ercole; his private secre
tary. Father Marucchi, and a second sec
retary. Father Luigi. There were gath
ered at the railway station to bid him
good-bye many high prelates and digni
taries. Count Santucci, Cardinal Satolll's
apostolic agent, and Mgr. Kennedy, rec
tor of the American college in Rome, were
also present. Cardinal Satolli repeated
that he was not charged with any mis
sion, adding: "I am attracted to the
United States by pleasant remembrances
of my sojourn there. I have many good
friends in America so 1 anticipate great
pleasure in revisiting the noble country,
where T pursued such an important part
of my career and where the people give
the whole world such an example of fra
ternity all harmonizing without distinc
tion of religion."'
Tflajority of Executive Board Studied
the Situation
New York, May 27. A majority of the
executive board of the Marine Fremen's
union tonight considered the strike situa
tion after a statement had been given
out that unless the New York. New Ha
ven and Hartford Railroad company ac
cepts the terms offered by President Cur
ran, of the Freight Handlers, every ma
rine fireman in New York and east of
New York would be called out on a sym
pathetic strike. It was said, however,
that no official action could ho takrn
until the arrival of two members of the
board, woh hae not yet reached New
The executive board reports 7,(v7 marine
firemen employed along the coast from
Portland. Maine, to New Orleans. All of
them are ready to go out. It is said, but
it is not intended at present to cal out
any men south of New York.
Senate Committee Will Take Evidence
at Smoot's Home.
Salt Lake. Mar 27. According to Sen
ator DuBois of Idaho, who has reached
Salt Lak from Washington en route to
his home at Blaekfoot. the senate sub
committee on privileges and elections wBl
meet in Utah some time before congress
reassembles for the pnrpox of hearlnsr
further testimony in the Saaoot case and
win have its report before the senate
soon after that body meets. Senator Du
boi.", owing to his position a a aensber
of the senate committee, refused to di
cuks the merits of the case or give his
opinion as to the possibility of Senator
Smoot being unseated as a result of the
Naples. May 27. Cardinal Satoili mailed
today for the United State oa the
French Chamber the Scene of
Animated Speech.
Separation o f Church and
State Is" Advocated.
Carries Its Points by a Very
Large Majority.
Paris, May 27. After an exciting debate
in which Premier Combes and Foreign
Minister Del Casse set forth the action
and purposes of the government toward
the Vatican, the chamber of deputies today
by a vote of 427 to U5 approved the course
of the government in recalling M. Nisard,
ambassador to the Vatican, and rejected
all proposals of the extreme element for
an immediate dissolution of the relations
between state and church.
A resolution proposed by M. Fcrrctte,
Republican af.onalist. Inviting the gov
ernment to negotiate with Pope Pius for
a separation of church and state was de
feated, 507 to IS. A motion by M. Allard.
Socialist, to break oft at once all relations
with the Vatican and to denounce imme
diately the concordat was defeated, Ss3
to HO.
Premier Combes took the Initiative in
resisting all efforts to force ,the govern
ment to extreme measures and his re
quest that all questions regarding the
separation of church and state go over
until next January has the effect of post
poning separation beyond the present ses
sion of parliament. M. Rlbot, minority
leader, was among those voting in support
of the government.
Tho debate attracted unusual attontion
an great crowas were piesent, including
Ambassador Portor and other members
of the diplomatic corps.
The principal speeches were those of
Premier Combes and M. Del Casse. The
premier asked tho chamber to leave the
debate to its true significance. The holy
see, he Raid, in a document hurtful to
France had denounced to certain Euro
pean powers the insult which it alleged
tho head of the French state had Inflicted
on it by returning, in the undisputed cap
ital of his kingdom, the visit received
from the king of Italy and by refusing to
admit the claim of ultra montancs to pre
rogatives presented as untenable The
government had answered this document
by immediately recalling tho ambassador
to the Vatican.
"This recall," said Premier Combes.
"signhies that wc can not ailow the holy
see to interpret the presence of our am
bassador Inj a sense favorable to Its claim
or to make use of this presence to justify
pretensions which we reject. It also
means, that wc will not allow tho papacy
to intermeddle in our international rela
toions, and that wo intend to have done,
once for all, with the suporanuated fiction
of temporal power, which disappeared S4
years ago. We will withdraw the whole
staff accredited to tho Vatican as we are
bound by the concordat to maintain at
the Vatican a representative of our gov
ernment for the carrying on of business.
We cannot suppress the embassy and the
concordat by our own authority, for that
belongs to the chambers.
"Some speakers urge us to denounce tho
concordat without delay, but such a se
rious step should be preceded by meas
ures guaranteeing the repjubllcan state
against the politlcau risks which would
be entaled by such by such a radical
change In its legislation and habits.
Premier Combes went on to say that
several schemes for ending the concordat
weia under consideration in committee,
hjh! It only remained for hs chamber
tc ha e the question brought ur for con
siuratior mmodia:e!y after the passage
of tl.e budget next January-
A deputy shouted: "After the holidays,"
which the premier answered by faying:
"I am an anxious to rlnieh as you are."
"Seeing how the concordat Is daily ob
served, or rather violated, by the church,"
continued the premier, "some solution is
necessary. We can no longer remain ia
this situation without' bringing it to an
issue. When the discuMrion comes up I
will state tho government's opinion, but
for the moment I ask the chamber to con
fine its resolution to the measure forming
the subject of this debate."
Foreign Minister Del Cass ia his speech
retraced the history of the question from
tho spring of IC'tO. when the papal nuncio
asked questions concerning th eventual- j
ity of President Ixmbet's visiting Rome,
to which M. Del CMe replied that he
could not furnlsbe the Information .
Coming to the immediate csufe of the
rupture, he said that a Parisian paper
published the text of the papal note an
addraneed to other po-srera. which waa j
couched ia tarnw? of remonstrance wfeleh j
the French government could not acpt-
The government duty was dear a soon
as the authenticity of the document had
been proved. Three otsrses were open:
To grant the arobaapador leave; to recall
him, cr to atrppre-." the escbag The
&r?t seemed Inadequate, "the third aa
excessive, and so the goTemtaeat de
cided en the fecood.
1L Nisard was instructed. It h foTind
the no to he authentic, or If an ex
planation regarding it shock! be refaeed.
that he was to qwtt Rome immeiMatery.
The ambarasdor advised the foreign of
Hr that lh nanal -cr-;jr-r nt rfim
said he -wanted the question pot in -writ-'
lag and that be raki sever arwr It
in writing. Mwursebile AL Del Cmm.
having obuiaed r-roof of the authenticity j
of the note, telegraphed the aaburaAdor!
that the secretary of stare's attit&de i
equivalent to a ref ctsal of the desired ex- j
plasadon, and that, therefore. AL Nisard j
must regard hteself u recalled. J
The garcranieat did what the dignity j
of the cm: r. try required, and with the!
necc2ry pronspiltcde." said i. Deij
Cafjc. "and -we hare sight ad the opia-j
ioa of the wad -orid oa vtir-eid
1. Fight at Kin Chou Bloody
Tornados in Illinois
Exciting Debate in Paris
Dancing Still Prohibited
2. Norman Is Triumphant
Fatal Fire at Lawton
3. Hogs Worth a Nickel More
Shorts Run to Cover
5. Events at the Different Schools
Friends Win First Ball Game
6. Three Start on Trip to Ireland
Local News of the Railroads
7. Paragraphs of City News
Judge Dale's Speech at Cheney
9. An Interlude
10. Accident on Elevated Road
Ariel JVlachlne Flew Thirty Feet
Great Britain Is Considering the Con
scription Method
London. May C7. Tho report of the
royal commission on the volunteer and
militia forces practically recommends
conscription as the only means of provid
ing a home defense army adequate for
the protection of the country in the ab
sence of the regular troops. The com
missioners are of the opinion that the
principles adopted by all the other Euro-
pean states must be largely adopted by
Great Britain and that it is the duty of
every able bodied citizen to be trained
for national defense. They point out that
the necessary training would involve a
period of continuous service with the
colors, under an Instruction body of spe
cially educated and highly trained of
ficers, nnd they consider that one year
of such continuous training would suf
fice with a few weeks' attendance at
the meanouvers for a year or two after
ward. The commissioners estimate that
such a scheme would provide about 330.OW
trained men annually, at a cost probably
less than that of the present military
Miss Alice Roosevelt and Party Vis
ited the Fair
St. Louis, May 27. Miss Alice Roosevelt
was the guest of honor nt the world's
fair grounds today. She was accompa
nied by a large party of friends.
The first point of interest visited by
Miss Roosevelt was the Illinois state
pavilion. She arrived just as the dedi
catory exercises were completed and at
tended the reception. Later she was the
guest at a luncheon In the directors
room In the west pavilion restaurant.
Owing to a mistake the daughter Of the
president, to whom It was Intended to
extend the courtesies of the worldV fair,
was forced to pay the regular admission
fee Instructions hadbeen given to the
gatekeepers to admit "Ml? Roosevelt In
an automobile." but ns she approached
the gato in a phaeton the guard con
sidered that it was his duty to demand
admission fees.
Frankie Neiil Made Short Work of
Tommy Moore
Chicago. 111.. May 27 Krankie NeJH. of
Sn Francisco, tonight knocked out Tom
my Moore, of Chicago, after two minutes
ot fighting.
Moore was outclassed and was unable
to land an effective blow on Xoill, who,
after blocking a number of swings, pent
iloore to the floor with a straight left
undr the heart. When Moore regalnl j
his feet Keill was after him fiercely and
drove him around the ring -with bard
body, blows. A left to the stomach sent
iloore down for the second time, and
he was nearly done for when he stood up.
Nelll swung right and left to the Jaw nnd
Moore went down and out.
First Assistant Grand Chief
Stroke of Apoplexy
Los Angeles, Calif.. May 27 T. S. In
graham, flrut assistant grand chief en
gineer of the International Brotherhood
of Locomotive Engineer?, dropped dead at
his desk at the convtatlon la tlila city j
today, from apoplexy.
Cleveland, onto, way z. Tftoma 8. in- ?
graham lived in this city oA wan wM- i
lv known. lie had been connected with I
the Brotherhood for more than thirty
year, previous to whKh be wa a loco
motive engineer- 11a fe mnrived by n
son and two daughters.
A remarkable eolnrideoce in eOMlecikNi
with Mr. Jagrahara'a death In the tmet
that former Grand CMaf p. yz. Arxinr
of the Brotherhood alert mriday of ap
oslexy wbll' attending a xat1g of ea
glneers at Winnipeg last yar.
, . . . tt i tA .t !
Defeated the Light Weight Champion
. f f".,"dT r I
Baltimore. Md.. May 27 Jo Oaes, the
light weicht champlofl. tonight dr.feaie-1 j
Jewey Cook, repot to b light wHeni
rttampsotj or Eagtana aw weir w-iKnt j JJry t)4 H(iwtey He4 wnloa t thu
eaampK of South Africa. Wot- . mortua aiaso t th S!ih4Mt
Eireka AthJ-Oc dob. The sm were U ir7tmc tVnh W-tVM wr hoUy
bare tuned 8fte rand to cfcn j t an4 It f4r! half wn b?
C.k weighed twtlre t lfte pmaAt , tow te ( arrtt at a -h.
more than G. tha lttr having j Mwv mt aweraliM: wi
Trt-hrd In this affroooa at 13 potmd. appraw-" a azattoe tiovx to
bout and three m!t SnvzA 0k. -im I xzMiif Kn&vrT ntne tn fr in tb!
took th wriKii an cfc cetto. Sit- tjaU j Utnctmc ef thai ref-
ia the eighth round af tar rfefet aod ti ttjj, ut th' gee easfertoe. TMto
wtnss Uf the Jaw which awarfy fmi Stirs 5 rrU vtA C ft. Dsherty. gjwarf chip
out. j fefa r U IlroihirJve! ad ferW
Chlcxga. May 2?.-Th am er
fold he ta4y tor U3. T U o I
day later tha a the Urn ear kut w. j
Mwsow. Hay y n:ahi H-4afin.
oi i ftOMtaa iwwotta J hfa Moasptfta,
-x-bJra -s dam"! hy bHag wsxmk ari
a sfcetl at Port Arthur aal -ateft i awx
at OoVssjta. ld la an iatnne-ar to4y
that It arlll proaiiy ary
reptae her with aaotier Vft
Vlessa. May SZHray-eror FrsaeU jo-
tejita ha a?iiBtd Kter &lwrd a fteldl j
naara&at af t&e AJttr-Hiucrt array, j
has fce apc4tnd aaami at Ha Prsc- j
. , lo.tr ejtabSnhJsr a aalloaal real i
rtte 4 .pastgase banlc hi put-1
eL The carda! el '.he baafc -will be I
s.&jea. f
Committee of the General
Conference Makes Report.
Will Modify the Chapter on
Special Advices,
Must Keep in Mind Growtfi
of Spiritual Life
Los Angeles, Calif., May 27. By th
decisive yea and nay vote of HI to 1S3
the Methodist general conference this
afternoon decided not to make anv chanca
jn the church discipline in the matter ot
) prohibited amusements. The question ia
onc. that ha., HfIal,d the mlnrtj or tha
delegates to the present general confer
ence perhaps more than any other sin
gle problem that has been before tt.
The church at largo took a wide Interest
In the subject of the proposed strlMnx
out of tho specified prohibited araufw
ments from tho discipline and many me
morials and petitions from all parts of
tho country reflected popular opinion ia
the churoh on thu matter. In all, 65 hav
been received, 53 of which opposed any
change in the discipline on this point
and 10 favored various chnngea. A sin
gle petition from lltnghamton. X, Y,,
bearing signature, was one of th
protests again.it any change being made.
Tho question enmq befor the confer
ence today in tho report of the commit
tee on tho state of the church on thla
subject. There were two report. .Th
majority report recommended as follow:
"Your committee decline to recom
mend tho striking out of the peelt!et
umiucmcnUi from paragraph 24S of tha
discipline. It rocommonds that tho fol
lowing paragraph be Inserted in the dis
cipline under thu vhuptsr on special
" 'Amusements Improper nmupemeftta
and excessive indulgnnce are fterioua bar
riers to tho beginning of the ndlglou. 1IM
and fruitful caunn of splrtual decline.
" 'Some amusements In common use ar
also positively demoralizing and furnbth
the first easy tcpn to the total lo ot
character. We. therefore, look with deep
concern on tho gre&i increase ot amuw
ments nnd on the general prevalence of
harmful amuaempnts and lift up a sol
emn note of warning nd ontreaty, par
ticularly agalnt theater-going, dnnclng
nnd such games of chance an are fre
quently associated with gambling; all of
which havo been found to te antaonlstlo
to vital piety, promotive of woridllucK,
enpeclaliy jjernlcioua to youth. We nf
fecttonatety admonish all our people to
make their amusement the mtbjcta of
careful thought ami frequent prayer,
to study the subject of ammtementji 'a
the light of their tandeneie and to bo
arrupulotMiy careful In thin matter to set
no Injurious example W adjure them
to remember that the iMtlon fr a
Christian tuuat often bo, net whether a
certain coura of action I poeltlviy im
moral, but whether it will dull th plr
Uttal llfo and be an uawtea example Wo
deem it Hir bouaden duty to wmrami thn
whoto clrarcH to apply a thoughtful ami
Imttrueted eonecloncu to members and
not leave them te aeMnt or parftkm
"And we afi"etknatoljr advtM and b
ieecli every member of tha church abo
lately to avoid the taking f mtch dl-- cr
o as cannot b tftl in th oaao of tht
lOF(L "
Tne coftferoiKe Itmttad th Bech-
unoa Uiis profMMieuwi w Mo minute
yrly a score of apoflehtw wr made m
Upon th ora o( the prwtotts tesil,ti,
n y 4 y vut wa Smaiide!. for tha
tj aa aiaahftawifr lka atAraflt a-ri frw aV.
Thk mi,fat Vfts t3e only qfU'.n
K9ciiU.tl7 a yea and nay t In Jhi
nsem) cnnfrav f four years ago at
clcacs. no enfllag of tja ro4i Kr-
Prime t0 the dlJMjKxrtr.fWi of ths amnte-nv-n
ttfo. Dr. F O. r4 vat
art4 wteoe tt th '.tSoraS. Christian
Th rwaferw raf4-up 'eatearf aid to
eeea parttaJty aMt iWtHS elswrh p'
J-". t amount rM raactoc ftora.
fj w u mek pr aaamm.
y. jummU. f T.. dd
etvUrr ftf tfc- Kprifc Vmvi. J
j T xU FstUfa t tt'h. Kaa . ttr-
apecaa. a-ls3ir th eari-r
th- &afrffl tm raf: a d'ljtV tj
d-m. l 1
'5C'5c' .
u Ya. TJsatmMbiy. Mar St -t.a
jjm De liwirVas, J f Cr.
t? r(ea4r Vf ifci Sf-" ttw. bo
t th r te JVsrry. v
tijraws trvm ttkt br tey 4 h.vs?r
WasMasum. May 27 Fofct:
Kaxaa-Fa!r Saturday a5 Sua-
Qkteboma aad lsJia Territory
Sfecmerft Sxxarday; Sttsday.
Ulr and warKief.

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