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FRIDAY EVENING,
TOPEKA. KANSAS, FEBRUARY 12, 1904.
FRIDAY EVENING.
TWO CENTS.
LAST EDITION.
PORT ARTHUR IS DOOM
Its Capitulation Expected
Within a Week.
British GoTernment Responsi
ble for This View.
WILL BE SHORT WAR.
End of Struggle Is Looked for
hj J nl J.
Russian Legation at Seoul Has
Left for China.
Commercial Traffic on Sebirian
Railroad Is Suspended.
LAND BATTLE IS NEXT.
Bellleerent Armies Are Ad
proaching Each Other.
Korea Likelj to Be the First
Battle Ground.
London, Feb. 12. 6 p. m. The British
government has information which leads
it to believe that Japan is likely to be
in possession of Port Arthur a week
from now. In the best informed Janan
ese circles it is privately thought that
the war will be over by July. Those
British officials who are cognizant of
the extraordinary thoroughness with
which Japan prepared for the war are
Inclined to share the Japanese view re
garding the duration of the struggle.
It is evident that the Tokio dispatches
of yesterday received by the Reuter
Telegram company referred to the first
fight at Port Arthur and not to a sub
sequent engagement.
The advices of the Japanese minister
announce that M. Pavloff, the Russian
minister at Seoul, and the Russian lega
tion guard, have departed for China,
and that the Russian officers and sail
ors, who surrendered to the Japanese
after the battle fought off Chemulpo,
will be sent to Shanghai, under parole j
on the first neutral vessel available.
The official telegram adds' the Infor
mation that all the survivors of thej
Variag. Korietz and the transport Sun
rari were taken on board the British,
French and Italian warships oft Che
mulpo. M. Pavloff. from Seoul, reported that
he asked Mr. Allen, the United States
minister to Korea, to convey the sur
vivors of the Russian ships to Shang
hai or Che Foo on board two Ameri
can transports which were anchored
off Chemulpo, after converting them
into noncombatants, but the Japanese
minister at Seoul was ultimately in
structed to accept the French offer to
take them to Shanghai on board the
cruiser Pascal, on the condition that
Russia engaged not to allow them to
proceed northward from Shanghai dur
ing the war.
The above is the first reference made
in the eastern dispatches to the loss
of the Sungari. Apparently she was a
Russian transport which had arrived
off Chemulpo with the intelntlon of
landing troops there, though no men
tion has been made of their capture by
the Japanese. It was announced Feb
ruary 7 from Tokio that Rusian troops
had been dispatched to Seoul.
LAND BATTLE IMPENDING.
New York, Feb. 12. The Japanese
troops landed at Gen San are intended
to operate with the troops that have
been now successfully landed at Ping
Tang, on the opposite side of the Ko
rean peninsula, says a "World dispatch
from Kobe, Japan.
These two forces constitute Japan's
second line of defense against the Rus
sians, who are marching over the Yalu
into ivorea.
The first line of defense has been ar
ranged. It js composed of picked troops
who are lined up along the south bank
of the Yalu. It is, however, considered
most unlikely that this army will reach
Us destination in time to intercept the
invading Russians.
The second line may fail to hold the
invaders in which case it is expected
that a land battle would take place not
far from Seoul. In any case the .Tatian
preparations are made with a view of
closing in on any body of Russian
troops that succeeds in forcing its way
Into the interior of Korea. Mobilization
of the army has been perfected without
mien. .ine transportation of soldiers
and supplies by means of the railroad
from the interior to the coast proceed
ed with great precision.
HAWAIIAN JAPANESE PATRIOTIC
Honolulu, Feb. 12. The Japanese
Hotelkeepers' association offers to pay
half the expenses of all members of
the Japanese army reserve force who !
are desirous of returning home to flgh'
for their country.
The editor of the Japanese newspaper
In this city has started a subscription
for the Red Cross fund and says that
he will raise at least $100 000
PATRIOTIC DEMONSTRATIONS
St. Petersburg, Feb. 12. The dow
ager empress has issued a rescript to
the Red Cross of Russia, directing it
to make Drovision to alleviate the suf
fering of the wounded in the war with
Japan. A branch of the Red Cross has
been established in the new Hermitage
of the winter palace. The offers of
service have been so numerous that no
more will be entertained at present A
continuance of the patriotic demon
strations in which thousands of stu
dents and workmen participated are
reported from Moscow, Kieff and other
places.
RUSSIANS LOST 200 MEN
New York. Feb. 12. About 200 of tht
Variaas crew lost their lives when the
vessel was destroved Monday bv the
Japanese fleet off Chemulpo, according
to a World dispatch from Tokio The
w the Russian cruiser numbered
570. Many lost their lives under fire
but a large number drowned in at
tempting to escape. The men loyally
aided their officers, and it is said not
one of thv latter were drowned in get
tine ashore.
Many swam not to the shore, but to
the foreign men of war in the harbor,
which promptly lowered boats and
went to their rescue. Besides the
French cruiser Fascal. the Italian
cruiser Elba and the British cruiser
Talbot aided the refugees. One hun
dred and fifty, many of them wounded,
reached the Talbot. Sir Richard Bridge,
the British minister in command of the
station, has ordered that the wounded
Russians shall not be handed over to
the Japanese unless they so desire.
The Japanese did not lose a man.
None of the fleet, which is known to
have been in overwhelming force, was
damaged. The engagement was
watched by four foreign warships, in
cluding the U. S. gunboat Vicksburg.
They all saluted the Japanese flag
Thursday, It being the great national
festival of Kigenetsu, the anniversary
of the accession of the Emperor Jinv
mu to the throne, and the' foundation
of the present imperial line 2,564 years
ago.
CABLES ARE BROKEN.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 12. The general
staff announces the recepit of a tele
gram from the Russian military agent
in China saying that the cable from
Vladivostock to Nagasaki, the telegraph
line from Seoul to ilasampho and the
telegraph line from Seoul to Wonsan,
are broken.
CHINA CAUSES UNEASINESS.
Vienna, Feb. 12. Disquieting rumors
have been received here from Pekin re
garding the attitude of China in the
Russo-Japanese conflict.
The Neues Wiener Tageblat says it is
believed in well informed circles that
the reported destruction of a railroad
bridge in Manchuria Is possibly the
work of an advance party of "Boxers"
who it is understood China is organiz
ing for the invasion of Manchuria.
It is understood representatives of sev
eral powers at Pekin have informed
their governments of China's intention
to send 200,000 Boxers to Manchuria.
JAPANESE SHOT TOO HIGH.
Chefoo, Feb. 12. The Japanese fleet
has not been seen since noon Tuesday.
The injured battleships Czarewich and
Retvizan have been floated, but the
cruiser Pallada is still on the beach. It
has been ascertained that the Japanese
shells did not injure the forts at Port
Arthur in Tuesday's engagement. Shells
directed toward the disabled battleships
went over them and entered the town.
Shells directed at the forts struck
houses on the hill.
RUSSIANS BOMBARD HAKODATE.
London, Feb. 12. The Tien Tsin cor
respondent of the Standard cables it is
rumored that live Russian cruisers rrom
Vladivostock bombarded Hakodate,
Japan, on Tuesday.
DENIAL FROM LONDON.
London, Feb. 12. It was said at the
foreign office here this afternoon that
the assertion of the Novoe Vre'yma of
St. Petersburg that the Japanese fleet
used Wei Hal Wei as a base for its at
tack on Fort Arthur is absolutely un
true. - - - -
BOMBARDMENT CONTINUES.
London, Feb. 12. In a dispatch from
Shanghai dated February 12, 2 a. m., a
correspondent of the Daily Telegraph
says:
'The bombardment of Port Arthur
continues. Three Russian cruisers have
been sunk. The Russian bank building
has been destroyed."
TOKIO'S MAFEKING CELEBRATION
London, Feb. 12. A dispatch from
Tokio says:
" Tokio has witnessed a smaller mafe
king celebration. Thousands of stu
dents paraded the streets accompanied
by many bands of music and carrying
torches, flags, colored lanterns and
transparencies emblazoned with war
pictures. National airs were sung and
cheers were continually given. The
various processions surrounded the
palace wall and visited the govern
ment offices.
The Russian legation overlooks a
square where thousands of people had
assembled to witness the celebration of
the Japanese victory, but the windows
of the legation were darkened. The
crowds were orderly.
The British residents of Tokio were
cheered wherever they appeared.
RUSSIAN FORTS UNINJURED.
Che Foo, Feb. 12. The Japanese fleet
has not been seen since noon Tuesday.
The injured battleships Czarevitch and
Revitzan have been floated, but 'the
cruiser Pallada is still on the beach. It
has been ascertained that the Japanese
shells did not injure the forts at Port
Arthur in Tuesday's engagements.
Shots directed toward the injured bat
tleships went over them and entered
the town. Shells directed at the fort
struck houses on the hill.
GERMANS TO LEAVE PORT
ARTHUR.
Berlin, Feb. 12. The German cruiser
Han3a left Che Foo today for Port
Arthur, to bring away the German wo
men and children from that port.
RUSSIANS REPORT JAPANESE
LOSSES.
London, Feb. 12. The St. Petersburg
correspondent of Reuter's Telegram
company cables that the naval head
quarters' staff there announces that in
the fight at Port Arthur six Japanese
ships were slightly damaged and E0
Japanese were killed and 150 woundsd.
BOTH FLEETS CRIPPLED.
Berlin, Feb. 12. A dispatch to the
Vossiche Zeitung from Yokohama nays
the greater number of the Russian war
ships at Port Arthur have already been
disabled and that several Japanese war
ships have been sent home for repairs.
BALTIC FLEET HEARD FROM.
London, Feb. 12. In a disptach from
Copenhagen a correspondent of the
Daily Mail says:
"The Russian Baltic squadron of 15
war ships passed through Danish wa
ters today en route for the far east
around. Cape Skagen; but, as a fierce
storm was raging in the north sea the
Russian admiral ordered the squadron
through the Kaiser Wilhelm canal."
CZAR IS WITHOUT NEWS.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 12. It is posit
ively assorted by the government that
no teHgrams have been received from
Viceroy Alexieff except those already
given out, and It is understood that
even the czar is expectantly awaiting
for complete direct official information.
A the admiralty it was said that
some additional technical details had
been received, but nothing in regard to
further fighting.
Tho exDlanation of the admiralty of
the non-receint here of direct news of
the raval battle off Chemulpo was lack
or came connections.
CHINA WILL DECLARE NEU
TRALITY. Washington, Feb. 12. Minister-
ger cabled the state department today
ii urn r-eKin mat jmna would immedi
ately issue a proclamation of neutral
ity, having yesterday received fmm
the Russian minister the declaration of
Wil-
If this proclamation is nturtiui ft
will, of course, prevent the threatened
invasion of Manchuria by the boxers.
China also must prevent the use of
Chinese soil by either Russian or Jap
anese forces.
All the answers to Secretary Hay's
proposition are not yet in, but it is
hoped that they will be received with
in the next 24 hours.
A cablegram received at the navy de
partment announces the departure of
the gunboat Wilmington from Hong
Kong to Che Foo, just opposite Port
Arthur. She will remain at this neu
tral port ready for service at any
moment as a dispatch boat to commu
nicate with the American ministers
and consuls in ease of need.
JAPANESE LANDING PROCEEDING
London, Feb. 12. The Japanese min-
ister here, Baron Hayashi, has received
a dispatch from the government at
Tokio announcing that the latter has
not let received an official report of
the battle fought off Port Arthur, and
adding that apparently the disembark
ation of Japanese troops is proceeding
satisfactorily and without disorder at
Chemulpo, the port of Seoul, Korea,
and elsewhere.
HEAR STORY OF CHEMULPO.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 12. The ambas
sador of Russia at Paris has sent a full
story of the battle off Chemulpo, in
which he praises the heroic conduct of
the Russian sailors. The newspapers
here today printed the foreign tele
grams telling of what has happened in
Korea. Large crowds of people are
constantly at the admiralty, seeking
information in regard to the fate of
relatives in the fleet.
The movement of Russian troops
eastward is being pushed.
TRANSSIBERIAN TRAFFIC SUS
PENDED. St. Petersburg, Feb. 12. Notice has
been given that emigration eastward is
suspended. In fact, the Siberian rail
road is monopolized by the transporta
tion of troops and war munitions, to
the complete exclusion of commercial
traffic.
JAPAN'S WAR PLANS.
London, Feb. 12. Baron Hayashi,
summing up affairs in the far east so
far as they have gone, said to the Asso
ciated Press today:
"Whatever may be the eventual re
sult of the war, Russia, in allowing us
to occupy and fortfy Masampho, has
created for herself another Dardanelles.
With the fortification of Masampho the
integrity of Japan is assured forever.
No fleet can now pa?3 there against
Japan's wishes. Even if we are beaten
we would not give up Masampho."
The Associated Press understands that
the Japanese troops are advancing
rapidly towards the Yalu river. There,
it is expected, they will meet and engage
the Russian forces. The Japanese de
clare that the number of Russian troops
are greatly exaggerated. The plan of
the Japanese appears to take the road
which leads almost straight to Mukden.
They profess to have no doubt that they
will be able to drive back the Russian
forces towards Harbine. Baron Hay
ashi points out that the Mukden road,
though nominally under Russian mili
tary control, will be subject to constant
raids from Chinese bands who will
swoop down from the hills.
Proceeding diagonally, the Japanese
intend to cut the line of communica
tion between Port Arthur and the
mainland of Manchuria, not only pre
venting reinforcements from reaching
the Port Arthur garrison, but inflict
ing damage on the Manchurian rail
road. The British view that the Jap
anese will in the meantime be able to
occupy Port Arthur is chiefly based
on the latest information, that the Rus
sian guns can not be brought to bear
on any force landing at Pigeon bay,
whi?h is on the western side of Port
Arthur, and it is believed that the Jap
anese admiral will follow tactics al
most exactly similar to those intended
to be pursued at Santiago, the troops
storming the batteries in the rear
while the Japanese fleet lies waiting
for the ships of Viceroy Alexieff, who
in the event of a land attack being
successful must either make a dash
for liberty with his crippled fleet or
fight where they are against prac
tically hopeless odds. a,
In spite of the lack of news it is con
fidently held here that the Japanese
land forces are actively engaged in a
most Important movement which will
come to a climax as swiftly as did
Japan's first naval attack.
The Japanese minister said:
"Only those who went through the
Chinese war can quite understand the
emulation which exists between the
Japanese navy and army. In the for
mer war the army was all to the fore
and no little jealousy excited was be
tween the arms of the service, al
though our navy was then in its in
fancy. Knowing the army as I know
it, there must now be tremendous anxi
ety to score a success equal to that
just made by the navy. You may look
for some very keen land fighting."
PREPARING FOR BLOODSHED.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 12. In response
to the appeal of the Dowager Czarina,
several grand duchesses and numerous
other noble ladies have organized com
mittees in St. Petersburg. The Official
Messenger daily prints pages of loyal
addresses from Zemstovs and munici
palities and governmental and private
corporations. The czar takes fVUns to
personally think the senders of ad
dresses in each case.
The situation in financial circles here
is slightly improved, but is still very
critical. From all parts of the empire
come telegrams telling of the feverish
activity of ladies' committees, embrac
ing various classes of the population,
who are preparing linen badges and
other supplies for the hospitals and the
Red Cross society.
INDIGNANT DENIAL.
London. Fab. 12. Referring in the house
of lords today to the Russian charges on
the subject of Wei-Hal Wei. Foreign
Minister Lansdowne declared the report
that Great Britain had given Wel-Hai
Wei as a basis for the Japanese opera
tions against Port Arthur, was entirely
unfounded, and so far as he could con
jecture, it was a "malicous fabrication."
Lord Lansdowne added that he had tele
graphed to the British representative
there in order to ascertain if any acci
dent had occurred to give the slightest
color to the report.
NEW STORY OF THE FIGHT.
Reported That Three Japanese Tor
pedo Boats Were Bunk,
London, Feb. 12. Statements of all kinds
concerning the Port Arthur fight are pub
lished here.
According to 'the Chefoo correspondent
of the Daily Mail the lack of preparation
on the part of Russians at Port Arthur
was due to the fact that all the naval
and military officers were attending a cir
cus performance at Port Arthur, which
did not terminate until nearly Tuesday
morning.
According to the correspondent of the
Paris edition of the New York Herald at
Chefoo, the Japanese torpedo boats suc
ceeded in entering the outer harbor by a
ruse; they used the Russian flagiight sig
nals. This correspondent adds three Jap
anese torpedojaoats were sung with great
loss of life.
A correspondent of the Standard at To
kio sends in an entirely new account of
the Port Arthur encounter. He says
Admiral Togo's fleet arrived on Monday
night and found the Russian squadron
drawn up in battle formation outside the
hart.vr and under the shadow of the forts,
the destroyers being spread out in front
over a distance of fH-e miles. Admiral
Togo decided on a night attack and open
ed fire at 11 o'clock. While the cannon
ade was hottest a number of Japanese
torpedo boats crept, along close in shore
at the foot of the cliff and succeeded in
the darkness in getting between the Rus
sian ships and the land.
Here they lay unnoticed until the Rus
sians began to give way before the Jap
anese Are and sought to re-enter the har
bor. The Japanese torpedo boats then
opened fire at comparatively close range
and sank two battleships and one cruiser
olose to the entrance ot the harbor. The
effect of this coup was the retreat of the
remainder of the squadron into the har
bor. All was safe on the Japanese ships at
noon of Tuesday, the correspondent con
cludes, and the engagement was then
still in progress.
BLAMES RUSSIA.
Text of the Mikado's Proclamation
Declaring "War.
Tokio, Feb. 12. The existence of a
state of war with Russia was formally
announced by an imperial proclama
tion. The following is the text of the
imperial rescript declaring war against
Russia:
"We, by the grace of Heaven, em
peror of Japan, seated on the thron,
occupied by the same dynasty since
time immemorial, hereby make procla
mation to all our loyal and brave sub
jects as follows: ,
"We hereby declare war against Rus
sia and we command our army and
navy to carry on hostilities against
her in obedience to their duty with all
their strength; and we also command
all our competent authorities to make
everv effort in pursuance of their duty
to attain the national aim with all the
means within the limit of the law of
nations.
"We have always deemed it essential
in international relations and have
made it our consistent aim, to promote
the pacific progress of our empire in
civilization, to strengthen our friendly
relations with other states and to es
tablish a state of things which would
maintain enduring seace in the far
east and assure the future securltv of
our dominion without injury to the
rights or interests of other powers.
"Our competent authorities have also
nprformed their duties in obedience to
our will so that our relations with all
the powers has been steadily growing
in cordiality. It was thus entirely
tgainst our expectation that we have
unl.appilv come to ' Open hostilities
against Russia. The integrity of Korea
is a matter of gravest concern to this
empire, not only because of our tra
ditional relations with that country,
but because the separate existence of
Korea is essential to the safety of our
realm.
"Nevertheless, Russia, in disdegard of
her solemn treaty pledges to China and
her repeated assurances to other powers
is still in occupation of Manchuria, has
consolidated and strengthened her hold
on those provinces and is bent on their
final annexation. And since the absorp
tion of Manchuria by Russia would ren
der it impossible to maintain the integ
rity of China and would, in addition,
compel the abandonment of all hope of
peace in the far east, we were deter
mined in those circumstances to settle
the question by negotiations and to se
cure thereby permanent peace. With
that object in view our competent au
thorities by our order miile proposals to
Russia and freq.usl.t- conferences were
held during the las -six months. Rus
sia, however, never met such proposals
in a spirit of conciliation, but by wanton
delays put off a settlement of the six
questions and by ostensibly advocating
peace on one hand, while on the other
extending her navy and military prepa
rations, sought to accomplish her own
selfish designs. We cannot in the least
admit that Russia had from the first
anv serious or genuine desires for
peace. She rejected the proposals of
our government, une sarety oi Korea
was in danger and the interests of our
empire were menaced. The guarantees
for the future which we failed to secure
by peaceful negotiations can now only
be obtained by an appeal to arms.
"It is our earnest wish that by the
loyalty and valor of our faithful sub
jects peace may soon be permanently
restored and the glory of our empire be
preserved."
'LOOKS BAD FOB RUSSIA.
An Italian Admiral's View of the
Situation.
Rome, Feb. 12. A cipher cablegram
received here contains the information
that the Japanese cruisers Nlashin and
Kasuga are expected to reach the
scene of war on Sunday, and that they
will cisembark their Anglo-Italian
crews and substitute Jananese. .The
Official Gazette today publishes the
Italian statement of neutrality regard
ing the Russo-Japanese war.
Admiral Candianani, who command
ed the Italian squadron in the far east
during the China-Japanese war, and
who is considered here a most compe
tent judge of the situation, has given
an interview to the Gioruale Di Italia.
He said:
"It is reported Port Arthur has pro
visions for nineteen months and that
there are no civilians there, but this
Is doubtful. I believe Port Arthur to
be lost to the Russians, and that their
fleet is destined to be gradually de
stroyed, except the few ships taking
refuge at Vladivostock.
"I believe Russia can bring together
150.000 men on land and it would, be
difficult to Increase this number, while
Japan can concentrate 300,000 troops in
Korea, where she will be supported by
local sympathy."
NO CAUSE FOR WORRT.
Japanese Are Not Alarmed Over the
Baltic Fleet.
London, Feb. 12. At the Japanese le
gation no great importance is attached
to the report that the Russian Baltic
squadron is going to the far east. It
was explained that even were the re
port true the fleet would not reach the
scene of operations under six weeks, by
which time the situation might have
changed materially. In any case it was
said the Japanese navy would be on
guard to meet the ships. It was also
pointed out at the legation that since
Great Britain has declared her neutral
ity, and as most of the coaling ports
east of the Suez are British, the Rus
sian men of war will experience diffi
culty in coaling or be hindered by the
necessity of having colliers accompany
them.
CUBAN LOAN PLACED.
A New Tork Firm Takes the
Bonds at 92.
Havana, Feb. 12. Speyef & Co. of
New York have contracted to take the
$35,000,000 Cuban loan. The price to be
paid for the bonds is 80, which is
per cent above the minimum.
Temperatures oi riarge Cities.
Chicago, Feb. 12. 7 a. m. tempera
tures: New York, 10; Boston, 14; Phil
adelphia, 16; Washington, 20; Chicago,
8: Minneapolis, 14 below; Cincinnati. 12;
St. Louis. 1.
SIFTINGHEWS.
Belieyed That but Two Battles
Hare Been Fought.
Yaryiag Reports Regarded as
Echoes of These.
FACILITIES LIMITED.
Shanghai Cable Only One Open
to Japan.
Reported Attack on Hakodate
Wholly Discredited.
New York, Feb. 12. A careful study
of the reports that have reached Amer
ica and Europe from the east, including
press dispatches and - communications
through official channels, would indicate
that but two actual conflicts of any
moment have so far occurred. These
are the Japanese naval attack on Port
Arthur on Monday night and Tuesday
morning and the affair at Chemulpo, on
Monday. In circles whose knowledge of
conditions In that part of the world al
lows them to speak with accuracy, the
various reports of' other engagements
are considered but echoes of these two
fights. News travels slowly in north
China. Cable and telegraph facilities
are limited and it is evident that as re
ports of the Port Arthur and Chemulpo
affairs reach various points they are
promptly cabled by resident correspond
ents, resulting in a natural confusion of
dates.
The circumstantial report of another
engagement sent by the Reuter Tele
gram company, from Tokio, under date
of February 10, published in this coun
try yesterday afternoon, also undoubt
edly referred to the original Port Ar
thur attack, news of which, had Just
reached Tokio. This belief is strength
ened by the fact that no official con
firmation 'has been received of subse
quent engagements, and it is pointed out
that such official advices were received
through the various embassies at Wash
ington promptly on the heels of the
press reports of the events of Monday
and Tuesday.
The flood of conflicting dispatches
from various north. China points dur
ing the boxer revolution is recalled.
For this reason the report cabled by
the Tien Tsin correspondent of the Lon
don Standard, that a Russian fleet had
bombarded Hakodate is entirely disre
garded. Naval men in this city say that so far
as is known the only Russian vessels
in position to make a move are those
at Vladivostock. and that' it can not
for-a moment be thought they would
be withdrawn fromthe defense of the
important depot, even if they are free
of the ice, and not blocked up by a
Japanese squadron as has been report
ed. In view of the fact that there i3
no cable communication between Japan
and China except by way of Shanghai,
it is, to say the least. Improbable that
such important news would be first
heard in the inland town of Tien Tsin.
The official notice sent out last night
from St. Petersburg that the cable
from Vladivostock to Nagasaki, the
telegraph line from Seoul to Masampho
and the telegraph line from Seoul to
Wonsan, are broken, limits communi
cation with Japan to the cables that
land at Shanghai, which are under Jap
anese censorship. There is additional
reasons to discredit the vague reports
of further engagements.
LINCOLN DAY.
Official Obserrance in Rhode
Island and Colorado.
Providence, R. I., Feb. 12. Elaborate
ly planned programmes in the high
schools and an official state observance
by the general assembly at the state
house marked the anniversary of Lin
coln's birthday in Rhode Island today.
There were addresses by civil war vet
erans. -
A LEGAL HOLIDAY.
Denver, Feb. 12 Today, for the first
time, Lincoln's birthday was observed
as a legal holiday in Colorado. In Den
ver the banks were closed and schools
were dismissed after brief commemora
tive exercises.
FIRE AT ZINC WORKS.
A 60,000 Loss to the Lanyon
Company at Ioia.
Iola, Kan., Feb. 12. One of the nine
zinc smelting works here of the Chero
kee Lanvon company was destroyed by
fire today. Loss 160,000.
The plant had a capacity of forty tons
a day and employed 200 men.
TROUP GOES OCT.
No Longer President of Mutual Ice
Company.
There is internal trouble in the Mutual
Ice and Cold Storage company and as a
result Abram Troup was relieved as pres
ident of the companyand J. B. Billard
was elected to the position.
Some of the stockholders and directors
were displeased with Troup because he
extended the business of the company
and handled coal and fuel in the winter
as a side line and in so doing got into a
suit with the city railway company over
the purchase of some old ties. Another
reason of displeasure was that Troup
took a contract to supply ice to an Em
poria firm and was unable to fill the con
tract and as a seult the Mutual Ice com
pany was sued.
PAIS LOSSES PROMPTLY.
Baltimore Fire Causes No Incon
venience to Phenix Ins. Co.
New York, Feb. 12. The Phenix
Insurance company of this city loses
but about $250,000 by the Baltimore
fire, while its monthly income is nearly
$500,000. Its surplus is $1,700,000? capital
$1,000,000, gross assets $7,500,0. The Phe
nix, though one of the oldest is one
of the most progressive, largest and
most solid of the fire insurance com
panies. Its losses of $440,000 in the Chi
cago fire in 187L and nearly $560,000 in
the Boston fire in 1872, were paid
promptly and without inconvenience,
though at that time the Phenix was
comparatively small to what it is nbw.
A. A. Rodgers. 110 W. Sixth street, is
the Topeka representative of the Phe
nix Insurance comcany.
IT IS WARMER TODAY.
The Promise "la" That It Wil1
s. Continue.
The prediction sent out Thursday for
warmer weather in Kansas came true
and on time, and today the mercury
has traveled upward at a rapid rate.
The forecast for the state today is
"Generally fair tonight and Saturday;
warmer tonight and east portion Sat
urday." The wind at 2 o'clock was
southeast, blowing 16 miles an hour.
The hourly temperatures recorded by
the government thermometer today
were as follows:
7 o'clock.. ......IS
8 o'clock... 15
9 o'clock.. 18
10 o'clock 23
11 o'clock 28
12 o'clock 32
1 o'clock 36
2 o'clock 39
CLIMAX REACHED.
Senator Hanna's Case Is Still
DeToid of Complications.
Saline Solutions Administered
to Neutralize Blood Poison.
Washington, Feb. 12. The following
bulletin was given out shortly after 12
o'clock today:
"At 12 o'clock noon Mr. Hanna was
resting quietly. His temperature was
101.9, pulse 108, respiratitj 29. He con
tinues to retain all nourishment given.
There are no complications. Rixey,
Carter."
Senator Hanna's physicians for the
paet two days have been employing
saline solution.
It is stated that the purpose of this
is to neutralize poison in the blood. Mrs.
Roosevelt is with Mrs. Hanna.
When the senator awoke this morning
he asked that a barber be sent for as
he desired to be shaved. His request
was granted.
Senator Hanna's temperature was
taken at 2:30 o'clock. It was then 102.
Doses of strychnine, first given the
patient a tew days ago, have been in
creased with the increase of fever, but
it is stated that not over 1-30 grain
doses have been given. President
Roosevelt walked over to the hotel
from the White House this afternoon
and spent about twenty minutes with
Mrs. Hanna. ,
After Mr. Hanna had been shaved he
talked a few minutes with his brother,
H. M. Hanna. He continues, however,
apathetic most of the time. Although
the last bulletin showed a lowering of
remDeratura. much moral importance
will be ataached to the showing to-
mgnt and tomorrow morning. Mr. a.
M. Hanna after talking with his
brother, said to a representative of the
Associated Press: "I am not discour
aged."
MORNING REPORT.
Washington, Feb. 12. Senator Han
na's pulse and temperature are higher
this morning and It is believed the
fever has reached its climax.
The following bulletin was issued by
Senator H anna's physicians at 9 o'clock
tins mornirigj
"Senator Hanna had a comfortable
night but his fever is higher, 104, and
the pulse Is more rapid, 112. Respira
tion. 28. The irritability of the stomach
has disappeared. "RIXEY,'
"OSSLER,
"CARTER.'
Senator Hanna's condition this morn
ing is notably serious It is believed
by his physicians that the climax of
the disease has been reached. This
may continue for 48 or 56 hours, and it
may continue for a much longer time.
It is their belief that if the fever
should break within the next two or
three days, Senator Hanna may have a
good chance of recovery, but if it
should continue for a longer period, as
sometimes is the case, the worst is to
be feared, as the patient's strength is
not sufficient to withstand the ravages
or. the lever for a long continued time.
All of his physicians were with him
this morning. Dr. Ossler deeming it
necessary to be present at the exami
nation of the patient and at the con
sultation which followed.
Shortly before 9 o'clock Senator
Hanna awoke from a deep sleep. The
physicians at once began an examina
tion. They read his temperature, pulse
and respiration. The results of the
reading at that time are set out in the
bulletin. While the patient's tempera
ture is high It was even higher at one
time last night. It is said by the phy
sicians, however, that the temperature
is no higher than is to be expected in
a case of typhoid fever, particularly if
the Datiant is passing through the cli
max of the disease. The increase of
the Dulse is an indication of the sen
ator's growing weakness, but assur
ance is given that that alone does not
show the presence of immediate danger
Despite the senator's high fever he
slept fairly well last night. It has been
necessary at intervals to administer
stimulants to the patient as a means of
maintaining his failing strength. That
he responds readily to the action of the
stimulants is regarded by his physi
cians . as a favorable sign. The physi
cians are encouarged also by the fact
that Senator Hanna's vital organs con
tinue to perform well their functions.
The nourishment given him he retains
and good results have followed. No
irritability of the stomach has been no
ticed since the night before last. At the
conclusion of the examination this
morning a process which Is necessarily
weakening the senator was given a
sponge bath. This had the effect of re
ducing his temperature for a time and
he fell into a natural sleep.
The fact that Senator Hanna's ill
ness has reached the serious, if not the
critical stage has brought hundreds of
inquiries from friends in every part of
the country. Scores of his colleagues
in the senate and in the house of repre
sentatives called at the hotel last night
and today inquired sollcitiously for the
latest news from the bedside of the
distinguished patient. President Roose
velt was among the first of the anxious
inquiries as to the senator's condition.
Dr. Rixey conveys promptly and regu
larly to the president the results of the
physician's examination of the patient.
It has been decided to send for the
senator's son, Daniel Hanna,, who is
in Cleveland.
YOUNG HANNA WILL GO.
Cleveland, Feb. 12. As a result of a
conference between Dan R. Hanna, son
of Senator Hanna. and Private Secre
tary Dover, at Washington, by long
distance telephone today, Mr. Hanna
stated that he would leave here for
Washington this afternoon. Mr. Hanna
said his advices concerning the condi
tion of his father were precisely in ac
cordance with the Associated Press dis
patches from Washington. While he did
not believe his father's condition to be
alarming, he desired to be at his bed
side during the crisis of the fever.
Weather Indications.
Chicago, Feb. 12. Forecast for Kan
sas: Generally fair tonight and Sat
urday; warmer tonight and in east por
tion Saturday; Increasing southerly
winds.
BARNESIOST IT.
Machine Forces Carried Wyan
dotte County Orerwhelmingly.
Congressional Delegation Will
Be for Mr. McGrew.
TALK OF A BOLT.
Barnes People May Try First
District Tactics.
Hoch Attends Kelly Conrention
in Miami Comity.
The primaries in Wyandotte county
yesterday were oarried by the Bailey, ;
element by an overwhelming majority.
blnce the withdrawal of CiovernoB
Bailey from the race the division of the
factions has been on the local congres
sional candidates, - the Bailey people
lining up for Henry McGrew and the
anti-Bailey element for Nat Barnes.
In the oounty conrention, which will
be held Saturday. McGrew will have
about 260 delegates and Barnes will
have 7.
The Barnes people are adopting: First
district tactics. They claim they were
cheated out of a lot of delegates and
they are going to demand that 30 oi
their delegates be seated in the count
convention. Barnes . says he wlH et '
the .Wyandotte county delegation. -which
seems to indicate that a bolt la
on foot. It is claimed that a victory
for McGrew is a victory for Henry, -Allen,
provided McGrew has no show,
while a Barnes delegation from Wyan
dotte county would mean that it would
be for Bowersock.
Wyandotte county will have 38 dele
gates in the state convention, ajsd 31 fa
the congressional convention.
James F. Getty will doubtless be
nominated for state senator over B. A.
Enright.
Paola, Kan., Feb. IS, Tlfte Kelly
"rump" convention here yesterday
afternoon was fairly well attended, con
sidering the attitude of tuost of the Re
publicans towards Kelly. The conven
tion called for 110 delegates, and about
140 were present. Very Sew of the dele
grations were full, and East and West
Valley precincts were not represented at
all. In East Valley not a vote was cast
at the Kelly primaries arid in West Val
ley only one was cast.
E. W. Hoch made a sneech before the
Kelly convention. He said he was
against Henry Allen for congressman
in the Second district because Allen
had opposed him for stute printer last
year. He also said he had taken no
position with reference to the balance
of the state ticket, other than gover
nor, and did not know that he will do
so, but if he does he will favor the
renomination of the balance of the pres
ent state ticket.
The Kelly people fcept Hoch safe
guarded while he was in Paola so that
anybody who is opposed to Kelly could
not get at him. It was the intention of
the anti-Kelly people to ask Hoch to
inspect Kelly's record here in the Miami
county court house, tout Koch kept
close to the Kelly people and afforded
no opportunity to Keilly's opponents to
get at him.
The delegation elected by the Kelly
convention to the state convention 13
headed by B. F. Simpson, Kelly's at
torney. It is instructed for Hoch, and
the congressional delegation is in
structed for Bowersock. The resolu
tions are for Roosevelt, Hoch.Kelly and
the other state officers.
The regular primaries called by the
Republican county central committee,
are being held this afternoon, and the
county convention will be held tomor
row. "I notice." remarked State Chair
man Albaugh teday, "that Mr. Hoehi
has been down in the Second district
for several days making speeches in
which he asks all his friends to vot
against Henry Allen for congressman,
Mr. Hoch's crowd Is fighting me be
cause they say I represent th9 boss i
politics, but I will give a new suit of
clothes to any man who will show
where I ever wrote a letter or where
I ever asked anybody to take sides ia
a congressional fight outside of my own
district. I have never been guilty of
going over into somebody else's district
and trying to dictate who shall or shall
not be nominated for congress, yet Mr,
Hoch has been doing that very thing.
The Republican senatorial conven
tion in the Jewell-Mitchell district met
yesterday at Jewell City, and X. D.
Toung, of Beloit, was nominated for
senator by acclamation. The nomlna-
tion was conceded to Mitchell county
by Jewell, and as Toung won in his
home fight in Mitchell county he had
no opposition in the senatorial con
vention. The convention lasted only
fifty minutes. Resolutions were passed!
endorsing President Roosevelt, Con
gressman Reeder, E. W. Hoch, and
Clark A. Smith of Cawker City for Jus
tice of the supreme court.
Scott City, Kan., Feb. 12. The Kelly
men are trying desperately to prove
that because? Seott county is a Bailey
county, it necessarily follows that the
anti-Kelly resolution passed by the Re
publican county convention last Satur
day, was the work of the Bailey men.
The truth of the matter is that the
chairman of the convention and all the
members of the resolutions committee
who reported the resolutions are all
original Hoch men.
The following resolution was adopted
without a dissenting voice:
"Resolved, That an overwhelming
majority of the Republicans of Scott
county believe that an office of publlo
trust and responsibility such as that of
state treasurer, should be occupied by
a man entirely free from suspicion; and
without passing on the personal honesty
or dishonesty of the present incumbent,
we instruct our state delegates to enter
an anti-Kelly caucus, if there be such,
and to use every honorable means ta
secure the nomination of Hon. Fran
Nelson, or some other Republican en
tirely free from suspicion."
The local correspondents of the Kafi
sas City Star, the Kansas Crry Journal
and the Topeka Capital each sent notice
of the resolutions to their papers. The
Star and the Journal did not publish a
word concerning the convention. The
Capital published a garbled account.
The friends of Justice Atkinson are
getting busy now in looking after At
kinson delegates outside of. Labette
county. Heretofore they have had a
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