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Bryan Hails at Parker for Xot Talking and Scolds Everybody Who
Doesn't Agree with Him.
The Democrats developed a pretty lot of squabbling among them
selves yesterday. Harmony in the party's councils was principally con
spicuous by its absence.
Out in Illinois the State Convention would not even admit Carter
Harrison as a delegate, and proceeded to instruct the delegates to the
National Convention for Hearst as long as his name was up.
Down South they want Parker. That was where William Jennings
Bryan got active— on the Parker question. He wrote a letter to M. (i.
Palliser regarding the Cooper Union meeting on Monday night in which
be said that all honest Democrats were opposed to the "burglarious meth
ods" being employed to foist on the party "a speechless candidate" and
a "meaningless platform.'
Illinois Instructs for Him to the
Bitter End.
BnrfogfleJd, HL. June 14. — The Democratic
Btate D«* *U llt fall to-day nominated Lawrence
B. Stringer, of Lincoln. | r ';■•'. *rr.or. and in
ftructed rhe delegates to th<- St. Louis conven
tion to rote as a uiiit for William R. 2-li»srst
!nr Presidential nomlnatSon. The conven
tion was controlled \ •.• John P. Hopkins. ex-
Mayor of Chicago, and now chairman of the
Ratt Central Committee. Mr. Hearst' cam
p.:j:i managers, who attempted to ride into
power by the i :\ of his name, received no con
s!d<*Tatk':i whatever tram the convention.
The Harrison party, v. hich came so^ly from
<'.V:rj.f ur.ti was T'U-dged to the support of Rep
isjsjrtative Jan.' EL Williams, -.vas routed com
pSetety. Mayor '.'•■ EL Harrison '.vas an
ssjted <-s ej delegate; aid took a train for home
vithoui going near the convention. Doth his
f'ction ar:J the Hearst party irert. -..s aothiag
compurei to Ronkfss.
Prink 1. Quinn, of Peori:i, presided over the
(o".>- • ■ both as temporary and permanent
chsirmar;. The report of the committee on cre-
Isttia] Indorsing Mr. Hopkins and seating his
itkgatts. was put through under the gavel. in
f?"e of rigorous protests from tiie adherents of
Hearst and Harrison. Following this, Judge
William Prentiss, of Chicago, a supporter of
HeiTFt, took the platform and withdrew as a
«.f«ll<latc for Governor. He declared that he de
sired nothing Srosn the convention, as it did
rot, in his opinion, represent the Democracy of
'!H--.oi*. William C. Crollus, of Jollet, followed
with a. brief speech, In<sor3lng the stand taken
kf JiOhllW. and «Jfo withdrew his name.
Clayton K. Crafts, of Chicago, read the report
« the committee on resolutions. ' He was fre
quently Interrupted by hoots and jeers, and In
sinuatlr.g (.uesUona were hurled st him in pro
• Bftoa. The resolution providing for the indorse
ment of Hearst was not ma<3« a part of the re
port of th« committee on resolutions, but was
Kb^ltt^iJ to th* convention separately. The
•^ifir-a'. resolution provided practically that the
Illinois delation should vote for Hearst until
It *a» DBCTedent to vote for somebody else, a
Rftsdtttte offered by Clarence S. Darrow, pie Ig-
Isg tho v.-gaits to Hearet as long as his name
**• pcfore the convention, was adopted by a
Ptajfinrlng are Um pronouncementß of the pla'.
foms oi. iiiUct.i: qu«-s:iv-.r.s:
( We. th« deJesji t-s of the Democratic party of
«• State of Illinois, in convention assembled.
*• hereby declare that th* Democratic party of
«e S^te of lllmoW art3 ceaJously co-operate
*''th the D'mocratlc party of the United States
> its tf*ort s to restore the national government
** '~>* American people, freed from the spirit of
F»*ft with which it has been defiled during ihe
•«• eight years of Republican riot of corru;.
■••. eitravagan'**:, favoritism and misrule. .
V* point to the recent revelations of corrup
;;':' la Ihe Postofllce Departaaat Rt Waehing
-v n, aepleted Treasury, shown by the last
treascry KtHtement at Washington;
io the failure uf the Attorney Qeaera] to pros
"^cts illegal truns .nnd combinations ai.<l the
WJtaoten, thereof by criminal action;
• ' the refusal of Congress to reduce the tariff
}**. tliom; articles which enable the Illegal
2J** • n< * comblnatioiis 10 plunder the people;
.To sil « 'act thi.t the Attorney General left it
th* Private citiren, at large expense, to uncover
afc!>« Trust, as proving the truth of the
; jy« charge against the Republican party.
u«t *i rfcc " rfl our steadfast confidence in the per
**"?«ty of popular self-government.
"<• believe our best rights necuied to us by
wsr great constitution to consist:
'!' a.i-ol'j'ft jifqulwrMf* in tli« mUI of the
,- or -' 33 r — tho vital principle of republic*.
,„:! '"*■ ««P"ejn»cy of the civil over in* military
lr ' th total separauon of church and State,
Cw&tluiicd cti il ii ium,
J*~— . S^^g^nShesst --.
Bryan Happy at Plan; i<> Defeat
the "Speechless Candidate."
William .7. Bryan says there are "burglarious
■ is" now being us*-.! by the EiUl-Belmont
rren combination In booming Judge Par
• ■ ■ ;•■■ ifdential nomination, an-l be pays
Tns'-!f by referring t"
hin; ns s "speecnless • mdtdate" nil
I latform."
These and other harsh words i re used by Mr.
Bryan. who will speak l " the anti-Hill mm
meeting on Monday night next in Cooper Union,
In a letter to Melvin <}. Palliser, one <■( the or
ganisers Of the gathering. Mr. Palliser would
not give the letter out for publication until he
had the permission of Mr. Bryan. This permis
sion came yesterday. The letter Is as follows:
Lincoln, Neb . June 0.
If. G. Pailiser. New-York City.
Dear Sir: i am In receipt of your letter Inclos
ing the call for a convention of protest to U
held in New-York on June IS. I am very glad
this step is being taken, and assume that It is
not the object of the protesting convention to
send a contesting delegation to Bt. Louis or to
question in any way the regularity of the Al
bany convention, but merely to enter a protest
on behalf of a large number of New- voters
who believe In honesty In polities at.d are op
posed to the burglarious methods which are now
being employed to foist upon the party a speech
leas candidate and a meaningless platform.
The argument inude In favor of Judge Parker
is i;ot that he is in any way fitted for the posi
tion, because his fitness cannot possibly be
ascertained without a knowledge of his views on
public questions. The argument made, by bis
friends Is that he can win. and they base their
belief on the fact that as he has never said any
thing In connection with pending questions he
has no record that can be used against him.
His Virtues are purely negative, unrl his friends
think it sufficient that the Democrats send him
forth as a candidate with the indorsement, "We
know nothing against him."
It is the first tin.*, In recent years at ]<vist.
that a man has been urged to so high a posi
tion on the ground that his opinions are un
known. Surely the Democratic party is In des
perate straights If among till of Its members It
cannot find a trustworthy man who has ever
been interfßtei enough In public questions to
give expression to his opinion. In the great con
test between democracy and plutocracy our
party should take a positive and aggressive
stand, and It should present a standard bearer
who will infuse courage and enthusiasm among
the masses.
I am glad that there are Democrats In New-
York who are willing to register such a protest
as your call Buggebts, and I trust that the pro
test may be effective at St. I/oulh. When It is
shown, as I believe it can be shown, that a non
committal candidate would not be popular with
the voters, even in New-York, the Parker candi
dacy will lose its only prop. I mistake the loy
alty and earnestness of the Democrats who were
true to the ticket in ISO*!, when loyalty meant
abuse and ostracism. if they me really In favor
of a silent candidate whose most conspicuous
pupporU'rs have in recent years been more fa
miliar with Republican headquarters than with
Democratic headquarters. -»—-»«».
Very truly yours. W. J. BRIAN.
Wanted at Hearing on Mrs. Bennett's Ap
plication for $75,000.
KswHaven. Conn., Jur.e 14.— William Jennings
Bryan sent word to-day to his counsel that lie
would arrive In New-Haven early on Monday next.
He is now in Lincoln. Neb. Hi* presence Is de
sired here at th« hearing on an application mads
by ti;e widow of ". B. Benn-nt, of whose estate
Mr. Bryaa is an executor. Mrs. Bennett has asked
li.at the sum of |75.0>y. now in the hands of Mr.
Hewlett's former partner, Mr. Sloan, be turned
over to her. This matter comes up la the Probate
Court on next. Monday.
Arguments are to be made before the Supreme
Court within a few days on the appeal of- Mr.
Bryan from the decision of the Superior Court
which threw out th* 550,000 gift provided for him
In the sealed letter left by Mr. Bennett.
and accommodations on the I.<ehlgh Valley Rail
road, to Buffalo. Niagara Falls, Toronto, Chicago,
St. Louis and the West. See time-table in this
paper.— Ad rt.
Statistics of Largest Class To Be
. Graduated from Princeton.
Princeton, N. J., June 14 (Special). — The
class of '<4, which Is holding its commencement
exercises at Princeton University this week,
will lie the largest class that has over left the
Institution, and has the reputation of being one.
of the strongest In mental and physical attain
The class numbers on its mil man- athletes,
chief of whom is John H. DeWltt, the hammer
throw»r ami football star, who win Its first
president. Howard 11. Henry, of Philadelphia,
is the most honored man in the class, being
voted by his friends the handsomest. most pop
ular find best all around ma"., besides being
elected permanent president.
In awarding the other honors the class voted
for Witt and Conway W. Shearer, of New-
York City, as those who fend done most for its
athl*t'c reputation, while Lynn .'w Adsit, <>f
Hornellsville, N. Y.. was chosen the best track
man. In baseball and football the choice fell on
Captain Clyde C. Stevens, of Chicago, and De-
Witt respectively. George B. Horn bio of
New-York City, «raa declared the best debater
In the class, whii^ i- was decided thai William
H. Underbill, of Bast Aurora, N. J., had the
best tigur<*.
"The Nassau Herald the class artmi b -
Hi ! wotm interesting statistics, ;<* ?
_■•■ age of graduates is twenty tu.
-..■;irs and m\ months, th< I I *'■> imuii'is
and the height •'> f. • t 1<» •■• I
■ is th» most popular,
while law <::'! medic! ■• . with '■*■.
ring and teaching next PootbalUan
ball are the favorite ■ports, while the pr< I
Is the brui ette and the f ivorlte
lleK-n niusi have brov
and blue ••>••? In t;. lass I*^' atnoke,
and only '■■'■'■ 'eg ! smoking in college The
ira boas< of klsslns 151 B'«
t-,14 ;■ ipon lenta
When ;iske.i w hat the • oil -•• • l i ed, the
■ decided it waa money
proposed lake to beautify the campus.
In the .lass there are ]!«• Republl ■
Democrat*. In religion the Presbyterians pre
The clasa numbered -H.*> In freshman year, but
ha« dwindled to 'J7::. testifying to the high
ird of curriculum at Prii ■■ . ' >ut of ill.
273, there are S<) feet tB ll. Amon?
tome of the colleges represented by tha class
nr.' Washington ai I Jefferson, Rutgen Ford
bam, E*ennsylvania, City ol New-York, Johns
Hopkins and Muskingum.
Tie class appointments are >T. H. Henry,
president; L. M. A^dslt, vice-president; J. w.
Cook, secretary; W H. tJnderhll! master <r
caremonies; G. S. Hornblower, class orator; E.
jl. Butler, class poet; B. M Price, rlass his
torian; TV <> Satterwhite, ivy orator; G. T.
Blspham, presentation orator; M. B. livirt, clasa
prophet; A. P. Bcott, the I<\ debater.
'•United States" Cut Out of Inscription? on
Embassy and Consular Seals.
Washington, Juno !•).— lr. accordance with an
orde; issued by Secretary Hay. the. Inscriptions
"United States Embassy" and "United States Cob
sulate" no longer will appear on Hit embassy ani
consular seals and in other places where they
formerly stood. In their place, on all the new
record books and seals, will appear the words
"American Embassy" and "American Consulate**
...nd "American Consular Agency." There Is a
dignity and simplicity about thr- term "American"
that th« S icretary likes, and there also are about
a dozen countries called "United States" aside,
from the United States of America, a fact which
leads to a *reat deal of confusion la foreign coun
Pillow Smothers Prominent Texas Republi
can Sick at Galveston.
Galveston. Tex.. Juno 14.— While bis nurse was
temporarily absent iron his room last night l>r.
John (.rant. on« of the most prominent Republi
cans of the South v.ms smothered to death. liesi.Jo
Dr. Grant's head there was a pll*> of pillows. Two
of these feii upon ins face, and he could not re
move them, as he had lust the use of his arms.
Dr. Grant was a native of New-York, and was
Bfty-tWO years old. Until recently h« was United
States marshal of this district, chairman of the
State Republican Bweuttve Committee and mem
ber o: the national committee. He was removed
from office by Mr." Roosevelt.
Lumber Piled on D. & H. Track at Oneonta
— Trucks Leave Rails.
Oneonta, N. Y.. June M.-An attempt was made
to-night to v.reck local passengec train No. 13 on
the Delaware and Hudson Railroad. A quantity
of pine tits was piled on the westbound track
mar Chasevflls Crossing, and the train hit the ob
struction while moving at sixty miles an hour.
The poay trucks of the eiufine left the rails, but
the train kept on without leaving the track, and
no one *aa seriously hurt.
Brandon. Burlington. Across the Islands of Lake
Champlain, Ottawa, Quebec, four trains. Illustrated
book, <C. postage. Information, .;.■ Bruadv.uy,
N. y.'-Advt.
Visit to General Porter Not Politi
cal—Extra Session Talk.
Governor Odell, who went abroad about three
weeks ago. returned home from Europe yester
day, lie was a passenger on th*. North German
Lloyd steamship Kaiser Wtlhelm der Gross*
The steamer was expected early In th« morning,
but did not pet in until late last night. A party
of the Governor's friends went down the bay on
a revenue cutter, and took him off at Quaran
tine, and he reached th» Fifth Avenue Hotel
about 10 O'clock last night. The Governor was
as brows as a berry and in exuberant spirit -i.
it-' said that he had enjoyed every moment of
his vacation, and was now ready to take up po
litical matters with a zest.
The delegation that went down to jjreet the
Governor was a large one. On the cutter were
Collector Stranahan, Charles H. Murray, presi
dent of the Republican County Committee; Will
lam Halpii:. chairman of the Executlvq Com*
mittee; General Nelson H. Henry, James J.
Graham, private secretary to the < tovernor;
Major Harrison K Bird, Charles S. Boyd. state
Superintendent of Pus Works; Lother B
Little, Colonel Reub»n T. Fox, Michael Hlnea.
Smith Pine. <;»-o:r» Cmmweli, nealdan' <>r the
Borough of Richmond; George \\ ttTantnaker,
John H. Gum Henry Blrrell William H. Ten
Byck, George Raymond. Senator Etsberg and
The Governor, after he had shaken hands all
around. was subjected t<> a cross lire of ques
tions, but he dodged nearly all of them, saying
thai he had been abroad for rest and thai he
had put politics aside !'•>:■ be time He was
sked if >;■• had asked Genera] Horace Porter.
Ambassador to Prance, to run for Governor this
"Thew la nothing In that." replied Mr. i tdelt
"■ called «'ii Qeneral Portfr and had a talk with
him, but there was nothing political In it."
"Did the general manifest any signs of home
sii-kn»-ss?" was asked.
"Well. 1 answered the Governor. "I didn't see
any. General Porter is exceptional? well thought
Of In Pram He Is an able mar. and makes an
excellent representative This tall about my
seeing Ambassador Choate and asking him to
run for Governor Is moonshine. I did n«»t go to
England, and 1 did not see Mr. Choate
The Governor was ask- 1 If be would call a
special session <>:" the legislature t.. act on the
question of a water supply for New -York. In
approving th*> Dutchess County Water bill he
said that if it was thought best, and on a re
quest of the citizens of New-York, he would eaU
an extra session of the legislature to deal with
the problem of the New-York water supply. He
was told that the Board of Aldermen and the
Mayor were considering the advisability of peti
tioning him to convene the legislature it: extra
session for this purpose, He was asked: "Would
you consider a request from the Mayor and
Board of Aldermen sufficient reason for calling
an extra session? '
"In ordinary conditions I would consider a re
quest from the Mayor and the llo;:rd of A! !er
n.f!> amply sufficient," was the answei
"If such s request! be made, whet: would you
call the session?"
■"That is uncertain." replied th^» Governor.
"Probably in a short time. 1 see do reason for
delay If an extra session is needed."
The Governor «uld he had heard of the selec
tion of Attorney General Knux as successor to
Senator Quay in Pennsylvania, but h<- had no
comment to make In regard to It.
"I>o you think It will be necessary to r.nme
Secretary Cortelyou h member of tho Na
tional Committee from New- York, Inasmuch as
he has l>een nel»cted by thf President for chair
man of the National Committee?" was nsk".t
"I do not think go," said the Governor, "bttt
that in .something that I cannot answer defi
nitely row. 1 will have a talk with others about
It to-morrow. When Senator Hanna was made
chairman of the national committee he was not
a member.. I believe that Mr. Cortelyou can b«>
added to the committee without belr.R elected as
a member from thla State. The candidate usu
ally selects the man h»- wishes to be chairman,
and if the President has decided on Mr. <\>r
telyou. that Is nil there is to It. Whether he
will be made national commit teeman from this
State or whether he will be added to the com
mittee remains to lie decided later."
In reply to the Question as to whOSB he fa
vored for Vlee-Presldent, the Governor said that
he had no candidate. Asked if the New-York
delegation favored any particular candidate, he
replied: "1 suppose the delegation will confer
about that later, but just now I don't know who
will be favored."
The Governor talked enthusiastically about his
trip abroad, He win so to Newburg i<< ■'.• ■. \
start for Chicago on Friday as the guest of Sen
ator Depew in the tatter's car. He would not
talk about the candidates for Governor thla
fall or the oufstion of Senator Depew*s re-elec
This Will Be the Ninth State Campaign He
Has Managed.
'Columbus, Ohio. June 14— The Republican State
Central Committee met here thU afternoon ami
1. .-!<■ i an executive committee of forty-six mem
bers, of which Senator Charles Dick Is chairman
and John R. Malloy, of this city. Is secretary. This
will be the ninth State campaign managed by Mr.
Dick. He will have entire control or' the cam
paign, the executive committee Lelu» • Purely
advisory bu<i>*.
Makes Attempt While Argument Is
Made in Will Contest.
Samuel M Burban*. a nephew of Ambrose
Bracket! Burbank. who died on January 17,
attempted to kill himself yesterday by outtlnsr
his throat with a pocket knife while in the of
t'u es of his counsel. Eugene D. Hawkins, of
Hawkins & Deteflold, a! No. 1 Nassau-st.
Ambr. B. Burbanh left an estate variously
estimated at from .ST."* >,«"« * > to H.VIVH.MIo\ which
has been lie! up In a contest now pending in
th»- Surrogate's Court. It was while counsel for
Samuel m. Burbank and his brother. Caieb A.,
was befor? Surrogate Th>mns. arsnsjßs; a motion
on an order to show cause why, his two clients
should not bs coirpe''el to pvodsjco a will ssdd
to have been miv- in Ju i«, IS9T, several years
after tha" which hai: been offered for probate,
dated Marc!! -".». lss«.t, that Sarsuoi M. Burbur.it
made th* atter pt on his !it-
Samuel M. r.utbark came h°re about a year
and a half ago from Arizona, and in tbe. last
jea.- of bis uii -Ir's life lived with him. an l
cared for h'.vr. to such an extent that ati health
was impaired. In a statement at the hospital
Barbank said he attempted his life in a momei.t
of temporary mental aberration.
Borbank was removed to 'he Hudson Stre< t
Hospital. where he was made a pi tome r. Hia
injuries were only superficial Later he was re
moved to the Bellevue prise ward.
Th.re be said that he and his brother, ''- 11 ' 1 '
\ Burbank. of No. 77 Lexington-ave.. a lawyer
,t No I Nassau-st.. were the only remaining
direct lineal dewendani of Ambrose a Bur
bank Most of his uncle's estate, he Mid, con
sisted of railroad bonds, it had advanced con
siderably in value since his death. Pnde» lbs
terms of a will that bad been offered for i''
bate, Burbank said he was to receive :•- bequest
Of $23,000 and his brother, Caleb A., waa mads
the residuary legatee after a number of nieces
and nephews had received bequests. Some of
these had begun a contest of the will.
Burbank said that he had been drmhtag heav
ily for the last week, and was extremely nerv
ous. He was in a moment of temporary mental
aberration when he attempted bis life. He had
no rood reason to wish to die.
He declared that he had aided his uncle in
managing bjs estate, the nucleus of which waa
made In exporting tobacco.
It is said that the win alleged to hav«- been
made ... [x;,- does not name Caleb Hurbank as
the residuary legatee and an eaecutor, and doea
not leave a legacy to Samuel Burbank.
T\v< w.'. ks :;s> counsel for the contestants ap
piled to Surrogate Thomas for an order to show
cause why Caleb A. Burbank should not pro
duce the alleged prior will, but the Burros. I re
rosed to grant the motion, which, he declared,
was a nshinff excursion.
The probating of the win bsteg on the calen
dar for next Monday, th* contestants made a i
attempt yesterday to get Surrogate Fitzgerald
to consider the motion denied by Surrogate
Thomas SußOgata PltXgevald reserved decision
and allowed cow»el time to submit briefs.
The wUJ offered for probate, which declares it
self to be the last «-ii! an.l testament of Ambrose
Burbank gives $18,000 to K'.eaze- A. Burbank.
eon of Eleaaer Hurbank. brother of the tes
tator; s;..«nN> to ivrc Bnrbank, grandson of
Eleaser iiurbank; $2,000 to Charles P. Bur
bank, grandson of Eleazer Hurbank; $2"»,tM»
to Samuel F. Burl-. MO of Caleb Fur
bank; $25,000 to Proocott Borbana. son of
Eleoxer Burbank; $35.00Q to William K. Bar
bank, son Of Caleb Burbank, a brother of th-«
testator: ••>-•'•■' • to Samuel **■ Burbanli eon
of Samuel Burbank. a brother of the testator;
$30;000 to Robert W. Hurbank. son of Rsamel
Burbank; $9wooo eaeli to Phlneas Tobnan, Untai
Tolman, David B. Tolman and El—san Tolnuui.
sons Of tan testator's sister. Elizabeth Tolm:in.
and $2V.000 to Caleb A. Burba nk. son .<( S i::i
i;.-: Burbank.
The remainder of the estate is bequeathed to
Caleb A. Burbank, son of Samuel BUThonfc.
Caleb A. Burbank. of ProvMtß**, R 1., and
I*l nil Hurbank. of New. -York, and the presi
dent for the time being ot the New-York -are
Deposit Company, are named as executors. TIM
witnesses are John M. Kider. of No. IT<"> Sixth
nve.. F'rooklyn, and William H. \Vll!i:.s, of No.
1.068 LestnsUon-aY"., Manhattan.
In the proceedings before Surrogate Wtmi«
BJM tWO affidavits were filed. 0..e, by M.ry
Ne-vcomb, widow of Eleazor Burbank New
'■omb. states th.it when Ambrose Buibai.k died
one of his arms v. as disabled by earner and the
other i y rheumatism, and that he waa other
wise feeble and Infirm. She allege:; she saw in
the tray of a trunk belonging to him several
memorandum books, one of which was labelled
to indicate that it contained the provisions i>f a
will he hud made on June 1"J. l^i)7. She assorts
that Samuel Hurbank had access at all times to
the trunk and papers, as he was the ••! 1 mans
personal attendant.
Mary Kllen Xewcomb, her daughter. makes
the second affidavit.
Magnificent Hotel Frontenac. Thousand Island >.
Open June IS. Interesting Souvenir booklet free.
Address, C. O. Trussell. manager, Frontenac, ;, V
—A 1 . L.
(CnxTrrtlfht. 1004. t>y B. T. McManns. 1 )
Russian Loss Heavy Xorth of Polan*
Tien — Monkden Menaced.
Two Japanese divisions, numbering about
iO.OOO men, began a march northward
Polan-Tien on Monday. They attacked the
Rus>i.m position near Wafang-Kao yesterday
noon, and were repulsed after a stubborn
conflict. The Russian losses were heavy, in
cluding a colonel killed and a general
severely wounded.
Official Russian advices indicated a Jap
anese advance in force from Samaja toward
Kwan-lK.ui-Sinn on the road to Liao-Yaii'.'.
(ireat Britain mav abandon Wei I .
it' Port Arthur falls, the lease being vsjbj
only so bssj M the later port is held by ti:
Nineteen men were killed and nine
wounded by the explosion of a mine on th ■
Japanese ouapiju transport Tiihoku. Th«»
vessel was said to SO tmder a hcavv tire from
Ihe Port Arthur forts.
Firing II Heard in the Corcaii
T-'kio. Jur.e !"•.— Th.^ Vladivostok squadron
is reported bn the Cm an Strait?. Fir
ing has been heard MB Tsu>:.» Shima, .1 srr.aU
island lying off the southwest of Honahlu Isl
aml. It is possible that an engagement la
the FiaiiTixa srriiiioßx.
Russian Cofontl Killed — An Ad
vance from Samaja.
St. Petersburg;, J\:ne I Emperor Nicholas
has received the followb>g telegram from Lieu
tenant CSeneral Baron StachcßMTK bear: rig to*
!..;'s date:
A battle I. at noon around the Itussiaii
posuion Sbtn : 'id ■< half miles south of th 1 sta-
Uob o! Wai'anho.M; ( . Dg-Kao .'i. th- enenv.
makii - rfpeateti attempts to dislodge our Ml
flank. The attai k v. is repelled, and we retained
• ••:•■ position.
The tii'^L regin:-:it occupying the left f!a:':K
of oui posltloti sustained, severe losses. Its
commander, CMunel Khjtvastounuff. an.l Adj':
tani Sub-Uciten.in: Dragoslaff. Natlotrhinsky
were kihetl. General c.erngros-i as wounded.
a shrnpne; boßet shatterfeng the light Bids aj|
his lower Jaw. iiut he remained on the field.
The Kmpernr also received the following dis
patch from General Kuropatkin, dated June 13:
This morning Ills advance of two Japanese
divisions was discovered northward from Polan-
Ti-:i. The advancing forces at 1 p. m. wore
observed to extend from the village of, Vanil-
Chow along the valley of the Tassa. one d:
visinn advstoctnsj by the T.issa Valley. Th.«
enemy halted at 4:"*> p. m., occupying the
villages of Tao-Tsti-Tung. Chang-Tsla-Tur.g
and Lui-Tsia-Tung and the heights southward
of \ and-Chow.
I nave not received detailed information of
oar lessee to-day. t>ut Uevtenant Tcherepakhin
and several soldiers were wounded.
According to our Intelligence, no advance -if
the Japanese from StO-Tcn toward Tiling Pass
v.as observed to-day.
The geneial staff has racetved the foOwwliaj
report, dated Juno I."V, from Itajw General
During the night of June ll and VI the
Japanese attached on advance posts near th><>
village .»f C:H:ite:!. south of Wafang-Tlea BBa«
tion and ahenre the Pttan-tTe and Poian-Ticn
;i!>e. The Japanese were repedssd v.ith l.iss.
The same night, aftet tightins lasting until
morniaoj, m & rtfllhl'l*"' 1 ! tuok pos«>ssi'>ti of th'»
p.i.-s and heightl neai Ike villas* of Lui-Taia-
Our losses in th*>se nocturnal encounters were?
four Idlers killed and eighteen wounded.
Russkan Think Japanese Advance
Probably Checked.
St. Petersburg. June 15.— The general staff re
mained in session ur.ti! almost 3 o'clock this
mssmti to translate and give out Lieutenant
General Baron St.u-koiberg's message announc
ing the ngh; at Wafans-Kao. This unuaaally
late hour indicates that the authorities attach
. -rable importance to the dispatch.
The movement of o.<>oo Japanese north of
Kwan-Dtan-Stan only adds to the blindness of
the situation in the northeastern field of opera
tions. It Is unquestionable that the Cossack*
have been worrying the Japanese north of
Feng-Wang-Cheng, and the movement may ha
merely an effort to clear the country. At the,
same time this movemeut holds the possibility,]

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