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r>»ws until the commander In chief sends . his
report. -' '„
■ The correspondent points, out that th« Rus
sian forces are followed step by irt*p by the
aVsponeae. and are greatly impeded by heavy
toads and flood*. He adds:
It Is impossible to say how long the fighting
■will continue, as the initiative Is In the hands
of the Japanese.
The correspondent does not conceal the fact
that the Russians are undergoing a severe or
cleal, but he says that the courage of the troops
remains ur.dlminlshed.
St. Petersburg is full of th* wildest rumors,
Borne saying that Kuropatkin's rearguard has
been annihilated, that Kuropatkin ha« been
taken prisoner, nr.d that Port Arthur has fallen.
Those reports were circulated . on the Boerse,
and at on? time threatened to cause a panic
CLOSING ON MOUKDEN.
Grum* Booming Fourteen Miles from
Tuii-n — Baggage Arrives.
Moukden. Sept. C (1:40 p. m.).— The retreat of
General Kuropatkin's army is being carried out
In good order, despite the terrible condition of
th* roads, rendered sodden by the rains which
fell yesterday and to-day, which mire the lum
bering guns and heavy transport trains.
Liong lines of commissariat wagons, drawn by
•teaming mules, horses and bullocks, are strain
lna; their way north over the soaking, cut-up
main road from Yentai. Behind them come
long trains of artillery, and back of them still
Kuropatkin's army.
The Japanese are hanging on Kuropatkin's
ftankr. keeping the Russians engaged in a con
tinuous rearguard action.
The progress of the retreating army has been
»low, owing to the necessity of first getting
through the baggage ar»d guns, but the heads Bf
the commissariat trains I aye already passed
through Moukden and are continuing their way
toward the north.
The main Japanese army Is marching up, along
ttre roade cast of the Russian lines of retreat,
v hie* converge at Moukden.
Another Japanese force is also heading for
Meukden from the weatward, coming from the
direction of the L-iao River.
Marshal Oyama seems to be making a race
for Moukden. He evidentb has great superi
ority In numbers, especially In artillery.
As ihi? dispatch is filed the correspondent of
Vh* Associated Frew can hear the booming of
th* Japanese cannon, which are In play four
teen miles from Moukden.
The skies «r* black and the air Is stifling.
HARDSHIPS OF RETREAT.
Jtoads Almost Impassable — The
Troops Still Cheerful.
Moukden. Sept. O.— A Russian correspondent of
The Associated Press sends the. following dis
■■ : ■
patch: k •: ....
Our retreat Is being carried out under heavy
pressure and with the Japanese at our heels.
The. task is additionally difficult, owing to th«
terrible conditions of the roads, and the rivers,
which are flooded. .
" The fighting has now been almost continuous
fclnce' August -'.. and how much longer It will
last it Is impossible to say. as the initiative is
In the hands of the Japanese.
The number of lives sacrificed and the loss of
tupplies by burning, bridges being blown up,
etc.. can only be explained when we once more
have concentrated, and this will occupy us for
f-orne days.
I>o not be under any misapprehension. We
«ha!l live through these heavy days and still
more alarming nights, for. despite recent fail
ures, we have steadfast faith in the future, and
the spirit of the troops is unimpaired.
There are numberless stories of heroism, col
l^cttve and individual, which it is impossible to
relate by wire.
The Red Cross Is working tirelessly, not only
In aiding the wounded, but In establishing booths
by the roadside and distributing food and tea to
the sick, injured and starving The Chinese
j>optila« ion is In a. state of ferment.
AID FOR KUROPATKIN.
Tlig Reinforcements on Way— Baltic
Fleet Rumor.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 7. — It is stated that by
1 of October the Fourth, Eighth and Thlr
army corps, 1P2.000 men. will reach the
front, and that l>efor*> the end of September
3,100 guns will have been dispatched to General
Kuropatkin.
According to an unconfirmed report, the Baltic
fitpt mill net be «tble to sail before November,
coring to the discovery of considerable /defects
la some of the vessels which recently had their
■ips.
J tPANESE ON HEIGHTS.
. Heavy Fighting Northeast of Yentai
on Monday.
Yentai, Sept. 5 (delayed). — There was heavy
fighting 1 - northeast of this place to-day. The
Japanese, troops are now pressing northward
Jffcfng the "ridges east of the railway, and sev
#r»j skirmishes have already taken place within
twenty miles to the southeast of Moukden.
MAY STAND AT TIE-LING.
Moukden W 'tal;~-Ja]Hiite*e Leaving
Nc: ( 'or Front.
;on. Sept- 7.— "The Daily Mail's" New-
Cb»j*nfl correspondent, under date of S^ptem-
The Russians are relying mainly on Tie-Ling
and are avoiding Moukden. Eight transports
arrived here to-day with troops, which Immedi
ately-took train for LJao-Yong. The Russians
have been partly intercepted between Llao-
Yang and McAden.
"The Chronicle's" correspondent at Che-Foo.
telegraphing Tuesday, says that 10,000 Japanese
sick or wounded are at Dalny, that over half of
them are suffennz ' from : bert-bert 'and that
they succumb rapidly..- ■
"The Standard*" correspondent at Tokio says
that the unusually hot summer has resulted in
the finest rice crop of recent years. The yield.
be eays,. is estimated to exceed the normal by
lib per cent, and that the prospect of an abundant
/harvest, the victories in "Manchuria and the
."< briskness of 'Japanese foreign trade produce a
'■•■ teellng of ease and \ prosperity throughout the
/country.. ■ .■.,■- .'.-... :
: : : Telegraphing from Shanghai, "The Daily Tele
graph's" correspondent says that the authorities
at.Tsing'Chau have discovered that the maga
zines of tne 'Russian, battleship Czarevitch are
stilt flUed with ammunition and that the alleged
*f>eriou» damages beneath her water line are en
tirely Imaginary,
CARNAGE AT LIAO-YANG.
A Correspondent's Heroism — Shot
on the Firing Line.
Moukden, Sept. 6.— The following message, de
scribing the Japanese attack on General Stakel
bere's corrs southwest of Liao-Yang on AugU6t
30, was written on the battlefield by M. Kiriloff.
one of The Associated Press's Russian corre
spondent?, Just before he was phot through the
lungs :
This morning around Llao-Yang puns thun
dered uneeasinKly. The heights forming a semi
circle around the city were dotted with jets of
flame and little black and white clouds. The
spectacle was clearly visible from the water
tower of Liao-Yar-Er. The Russian left alone was
not engaged.
At." a. m. the correspondent rode to the Rus
sian centre, whore the Japanese were concen
trating In an attempt to break through, and
EKE OF OPERATIONS IN MANCHURIA, SHOWING THE RUSSIAN
RETREAT AND THE JAPANESE PURSUIT.
climbed the neighboring heights, following a de
tachment sent to relieve the skirmishers who
had been covering the battery commanded by
PokoUloff. one of the heroes of Kulien -Cheng.
The Japanese, according to custom, were shell-
Ing places where they believed the Russian re
serves were located. Before the correspondent
could reach the battery he had to cross a. danger
zone of 150 yards, projectiles falling and burst
ing on it until the very ground seemed to quiver
with wrath.
There was a touching scene when the skirmish
ers were reached. A Russian soldier met a
brother whom he had last seen in their native
village. There were joyous greetings and a
quick exchange of news from home. Then each
went his way and settled down to the work of
firing, coolly and deliberately.
The Japanese fire was spasmodic. Their bul
lets sang like birds as they sped overhead, and
the Russians cracked Jokes about them.
Two hours later the correspondent reached the
battery, and found that Pokotiloff and another
officer, Costroff, had been killed. Out of sixty
gunners forty were killed or wounded. Captain
.Tarasoff was in charge of the battery. His
quiet courtesy recalled the hero of one of Count
Tolstoy's novels.
Fifty yards away was a splendid looking gun
ner, whose duty It was to record the success or
failure of each shot, with deadly messengers
hurtling all around him. But the Russian gun
ner stood erect, and utterly without heeding the
danger to which he was exposed.
The Russian officer* had not eaten anything
since the previous day, and the correspondent
shared with them what provisions he had. The
taste of food caused them to realize the Intensity
of their hunger. Prudence urged the corre
spondent to leave the spot, but he was fasci
nated.
Here the message ended. The officer who sent
forward M. KlrilofTs last dispatch added:
M. Kirlloff. who was an enthusiast in his work,
had gained universal respect and sympathy. He
was shot through the right lung while standing
by our battery, and fell back suffering intense
agony, the blood spurting from his mouth. Yet
his devotion to duty enabled him to overcome his
sufferings. He Insisted upon being placed on a
horse, so that he could get to Liao-Yang and
file his dispatch. It took him five hours to cover
the five and a half miles to Liao-Yang. When
he reached there M. Kirlloff was so exhausted
and weak from loss of blood that we got him
into the hospital, although against his protest.
He asked me to complete his message for him.
I am a soldier, and no writer, but I will say
that after the awful fight to-day we are still
holding our positions. Japanese bodies bestrew
all the heights. Their losses must run into the
tens of thousands. We have lost five thousand
thus far.
A shrapnel shell burst two paces from General
Siakelberg, who remained for fifteen hours under
fire, killing two officers. The general was
■lightly wounded in the leg.
OTAMA'S REPORT PUBLIC.
Operation* Up to September A —
Kuroki Meetjt Stubborn Resistance.
Tokio, Sept. h. — An extended report from Field
Marshal Oyama. the Japanese commander In
chief in the field, wan received in Tokio to-day
and made public to-nieht. It is largely devoted
to a review of the fighting which took place
between August 24 and September 4.
The announcement that the Russians will at
tempt to retain possession of the Yentai col
lieries Indicates a strong possibility of a battle
there. Yentai is the only colliery in Northern
Manchuria, and its possession is of vital im
portance to the Russians for the oi>eration of
'he railroßd.
Field Marshal Oyama reported that a part of
the Russian troops held Ylngshuifsui, south of
Yentai, and that General Kurokl's rlsht was in
close touch with the Russians. He announced
ab>o that the left und centre Japanese armies,
under the command of Generals Oku and Nodzu.
had halted on the left bank of the Tai-lVe
River, and that it waa his intention to dispatch
a portion of them to occupy the heights north
of Mu-Chang and along the railroad.
General Kuropatkin burned all the railroad
t-rldges over the Tai-Tee River.
The report says that the exact number of Jap
anese losses since August 25 is not known at
present, l«ut that tho casualty lists are being
compiled. The field marshal predicts that the
losses will prove heavy.
The dUspatch docs not mention the number of
guns taker., but it is known that sixteen guns
were captured at An-Plng and An-Shan-Chan,
and earlier reports mentioned the capture and
use against the railroad station at Liao-Yang
of certain 10-oentimetre Canet guns. Field
Marahal Oyama says also that, in bplte of con
tinuous attacks for ten days against air-enemy
occupying semi- permanent fortification*, and
the heavy resultant sacrifice, the spirit of de
votion and determination of the Japanese
troops is excellent.
; General Kuropatkin, according to the report,
continued to receive reinforcements until Au
gust 13. and his final strength consisted of at
least twelve full divisions.
The losses sustained by the Russians are not
known to the Japanese field force.
General Kurokl encountered desperate oppo
sition in L he battle on the heights to the east of
Hei-Ying-Tal, where he fought continuously and
fiercely for four days before he succeeded in dis
lodging the Russians.
. It seems manifest that the stubbornness : of
the .Russian defence at Hei-Ylng-Tai saved the
Russian line of retreat and averted an over-
lining: disaster.
NEW-iOKVv r>ATT>T TRTBvJy:^. WEDNESDAY. RErTKiLBEn 7. tvui.
REARGUARD NOT CUT OFF.
Russian Staff's Denial — Gunboats
on the Hun Feared.
St Petersburg, Sept. 6.— The Russian general
staff denies the report which was In circulation
here last night of the annihilation of General
Kuronatkln'B rear guard. According to the
staff's advices no Russian force was cut off, and
it •■■ believed that there is little danger of tho
Japanese intercepting Kuropatkin helo\v Mouk
den. The information here is that the Japanege
fores which crossed the river at Penßlhu does
not exceed two divisions at the most.
The Russian retreat, thft staff's advices say. Is
being effected in good order. The heads of
transport trains passed through Moukden yester
day at noon, and the fact that the baggage
trains continued on their way north of Moukden,
the War Office explains, does not mean that
Kuropatkin is bound further north at this time,
but is simply a precautionary measure. The
Russian formation in army operations locates
the baggage train fourteen miles and the ambu
lance corps four mtles in the rear of the main
body of troops.
The news from the front indicates that Oyama,
having failed to surround Kuropatkin at Llao-
Yang. is pressing Kuropatkin"s rear with all the
power of his tired troops, while hurrying for
ward a column which crossed the Tal-Tse River
at Pensihu, about thirty miles east -northeast of
Llao-Yang and due east of Yen-Tal, in the hope,
of cutting th« Russian line of retreat below
Moukden. This column may consist of fresh
troops in light marching order.
The Pensihu road Joins the main road from
Yen-Tai where the latter Is intersected by the
Hun River, three miles below Moukden. Once
this point Is passed. Kuropatkln's army will
have the Hun River between it and Oyama
The only uneasiness is due to the possibility
that Japanese light draught gunboats, which,
according to reports, are coming up from New-
Chwanff. may suddenly make their appearance,
the river being navigable to this point.
As Kuropatkin was Just north of Yentai when
the heads of transport entered Moukien yester
day it is evident that the retreating column is
about twenty miles long.
While insisting that Marshal Oyaina mUsed
his main object at Liao-Yang. most of the Rus
sian papers do not disguise their profound dis
appointment over the result of the battle of
Liao-Yang. The "Invalid." organ of the army,
Is of the opinion, however, that General Kuro
pat kin both strategically and technically got
everything possible out of Ltao-Yang. saying:
It enabled him to cope with an army very
much superior to his. Field Marshal Oyama,
was compelled to waste several tens of thou
sands of men to capture a position which Is of
no importance now Kuropatkin has left it. It
is evident that Oyama's plans miscarried, as he
failed to surround and Inflict a decisive blow on
the Russian army.
The other vl*w is represented by th* "Russ."'
as follows:
The fact that Kuropatkhi was compelled to
leave Liao-Yang has not only military but po
litical significance. It is no use concealing the
fact that the evacuation of Llao-Yang was a
surprise for the Russians. Everybody was led
to believe that the hour had arrived for a de
cisive struggle. It was thus we interpreted
Kuropatkin's tc-legram saying the men were
thirsting for an opportunity to meet the foe.
Dashing our hopes means a prolongation of the
campaign. The moment for taking the offensive
is now indefinitely postponed. This will inevita
bly influence the fate of Port Arthur and the
further developments of the Japanes* opera
tions.
The evacuation of Liao-Yang *ill also have an
effect upon China, which already is in a state
of nervous tension under the influence of Japan
ese agitation. The Japanese, of course, will do
the-ir best to restore Moukden to China, and
China rnu*t foot the bill.
We cannot deceive ourselves any longer with
the idea that hy retreating Into the heart of
Manchuria we are gaining time and adding to
our forces, whereas the Japanese are lengthen
ing their l'ne of communications and therefore
losing strength. Our ideas of the military
strength of Japan were far from correct. It is
now known that they can lncreass their forces
as well as we can. We fully believe in our ulti
mate success, but it is idle to blink at facts.
We shall have to make heavy sacrifices in order
to protect the vital Interests of the empire.
ALARM IN SAGH ALIEN.
Japa?iex<> Warships Examine the
Sunken Novik.
St. Petersburg, Sept. o.— The Emperor has re
eetved the following dispatch from Lieutenant
General Liapounoff, Military Governor of the
island of Saghalien, dated September 6:
Two of the enemy's warships this evening ap
proached Korsakovsk. They stopped four miles
from shore and sent launches toward the sunken
cruiser Novik. Our troops opened fire where
upon the launches returned to their ships.
KoreakovKk was bombarded by th« Japanese
cruiaer Chitose for over an hour on the morning of
August 21. •
RUSSIAN GUNS HURRIED EAST.
Warsaw, Sept. C. -Twenty quick firing bat
terioß which the Emperor expected to inspect
this week have been hastily placed on trains and
have started for the front
TENSION IN ENGLAND.
Belief, However, That Knropatkin's
Retreat Is Assured.
London, Sept. 7.— English opinion regarding
the situation in the Far East is not much in
fluenced by General Kuropatkin's reassuring dis
patches. For several days it has been held here
that the Japanese efforts to envelop the Russian
force had failed, and St. Pet?isburg"s jubilant
relief over that failure Is scarcely noticed in the
continued and rather critical desire to know the
degree of disintegration in which it is assumed
here Kuropatkin mus-t reach Moukden.
Almost all of the difficulties of tho retreat re
ported In the latest Russian dispatches have
been foreseen by the English military observers,
£nd, indeed, the Russian confidence following so
closely the period of what was regarded here a3
exaggerated depression, combined with complete
Japanese silence regarding the pursuit, l^uls
"The Daily Graphic to believe that the Jap
anese generals "have not yet given up all hopes
of inflicting a crushing blov/ on the Russian
main army."
"The Daily Mail's" Moukden correspondent,
telegraphing under diXte of September v, appears
to sum up the situation impartially, saying that
the "relative positions of the opposing fot^es
are just the same as before." Tho enemy is ad
vancing from the south ami threatening the
Russians at the same time from tht east, but
the decisive battle is still to com».
From the British point of view, the excite
ment grows rather than diminishes, nnd wheth
er the Japanese are fast enough and strong
enough to develop the running light into a great
battle with a definite result Is a question still
aasked on all sides. The Russian official dis
patches themselves dispose of the apprehension
hitherto expressed by several English critics
that tha Japanese would be so exhausted by
their long fighting, or that their ammunition
would become so depleted that they would be
unable to carry on the pursuit.
"The Standard," which comments upon what
it terms St. Petersburg's "attack of nerves" and
its not altogether surprising readiness to be
lieve anything, however disastrous, thinks that
if the Russians can get to Harbin there will be
a long pause in the war. Whether Kuropatkin
can get to Harbin is. says "The Standard," "a
hypothesis which must not be put forward too
confidently until we see what the next day or
two may bring forth." The same paper has no
doubt that the Japanese will follow their enemy
there, as they did to Liao-Yang, but it does not
think that the pursuit can be carried out as far
as Harbin until after the winter season.
"The Daily Telegraph" says:
Kuropatkin has won the race, and saved the
greater part of his army by one of the masterly
retreats of military history. Few things in the
record of war have been finer than the energy
and determination with which the Czar's com
mander In chief prevented the victors from con
verting a defeat into a catastrophe, and the re
sult will have the most farreaching influence
upon the whole future of the war. Combined
with the stolid staying powers of Ivan Ivano
vitch. the tactics which saved the situation
after Liao-Yang and again at Yentai saved it
once more at the Hun River, and protected the
crossing of the bulk of the forces.
At what cost this was accomplished, and
whether the Japanese have been "yet wholly
thwarted of their prey." "The Daily Telegraph"
says will not be known for some days; but as
suming that Kuropatkin had 100.000 men at
Liao-Yang, the paper says that he will be "com
paratively fortunate. if he leads 120.000 men to
Tie-Ling or to Moukden, and that number will
be sufficient to save prospects for the immediate
future."
Though Kurt . atkin'." resource meets with such
praise, 'The Daily Telegraph" declares that "the
Japanese triumph from every point of view is
on* of the most extraordinary feats of arms
ever performed by any people, and vindicates
the claim of the Japanese to be regarded as a
great power, treating on equal terms with the
foremost of Western Ptat«»n and counting, with
the Britiah Empire and Russia, as on* of the
three permanent decisive fa-tors In the des
tlniep of Asia."
"The Times" doubts wh«'.h«r Kuropatkin has
entirely extricated himself. *»»;.eclaliy in view of
the report that the Japanese are north of Yentai.
It dismisses suggestions of intervention as base
less. "The Times" follows up its editorial on the
military situation with a long and striking re
view upon the results of the 'gigantic struggle
in Manchuria, the greatest piece of history
making that this generation/ has seen. "
In summing up the effects which the Japanese
victories must have for Europe and the United
States "The Times" takes m the uppermost
theory that of th* "Yellow Peril." In concluding,
it says:
It remains to l>c *een whether ■ victorious
Japan would desire, even if she had the power,
to lead or drive China in the way «he herself
has done. On this point we have strong doubts,
and that China will ever spontaneously enter
upon that path and set herself to borrow civil
ization for which, unlike Japan, she ha« laid no
solid foundation we doubt even stronger.
Th* same paper's military critic, in a review
thr keynote of which is "six months of war
against a military empire of 130.000,000 of peo
ple and not one solitary defeat on land or on
sea," maintains that the Jsjp*ae*e might long
ago have been In Moukden, but that they delib
erately held their hand until Karopatkln waa
strong enough to give battle. All along, says
this authority, the Japanese foresaw the event
ual Russian retreat to Harbin, but they did
everything to lure Kuropatkin Into postponing it
until after a general action, and he adds that
"Port Arthur has exercised no serious Influence
upon the prosecution of the attack upon the
main Russian army."
ALEXIEFF AT HARBIN.
A St. Petersburg Report that Vice
roy Will Go to Moukden.
St. Petersburg. Sept. 6.— Viceroy Alexieff Is on
his way from Harbin to Moukdon.
Harbin, Sept. C— Viceroy Alexieff and his staff
have arrived here from Vladivostok.
JAPANESE STILL OFF SHANGHAI.
Cruisers Waiting for the Removal of the
Askold's Heavier Guns.
Shanghai, Sept. s.— The Chinese government
has decided that the crews of the Askold and
the Grozovoi, while in treaty ports, are under
the control of customs officials and Russian con
suls.
A Japanese lien of five cruisers and six de
stioyers Is off Hnanghai The Japanese torpedo
boats enter the harbor regularly for dispatches.
The fleet will remain until the Askold leaves her
dock iind her bis BiwiH are removed.
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RUSSIA HEEDS PROTESTS.
Substantial Concession* on Contra
band Likely To Be Made.
London, Sept. G.— The preliminary representa
tions to the Foreign Office made by Count
Benckendorff. the Russian Ambassador, indicate
that Russia is on the point of making substan
tial concessions to the United States and Great
Britain regarding the question of contraband of
war. These concessions are the outcome of tke
submission by the Foreign Minister, Count
Lamsdorff. of the report of the general commis
sion to Emperor Nicholas to-day, together with
Information transmitted, by Ambassador Benck
endorff showing the vl**rs of the British govern
ment.
The Russiaa Foreign Minister is expected to
present to the British government through Sir
Charles Hardinge, the British Ambassador to
Russia, to-morrow the formal reply of the Rus
sian government. It Is understood in official
circles here that Russia, while not acknowledg
ing herself at fault for the captures made by
her ships In the past, will more specifically de
scribe the conditions under which certain goods,
such as foodstuffs and cotton, become in her
view contraband.
The British Foreign Office is satisfied from the
representations made to it that such substantial
concessions will be made by Russia as will lead
to an easy settlement of ihe v?xa:ious question.
St. Petersburg. Sept. a— No intimation was
given to the British Embassy by the Foreign
Office to-day that the reply of Russia to the
British note on the subject of food as contra
land of war would be delivered to-morrow.
Count Lamadorf will see the Emperor on
Wednesday, as Is customary, said it is possible
that he will receive imperial authority to over
ride the objections of the Admiralty authori
ties.
BRITISH DELIVER RUSSIAN ORDERS.
The St. Petersburg and the Smolensk to Re
turn to European Waters.
Zanzibar, Sept. 6. — The British cruiser Forte
early this morning found the Russian volunteer
fleet steamers St. Petersburg and Smolensk
within the three mile limit, and communicated
to them the orders of the Russian government to
desist from Interference with neutral shipping.
The commanders of the Russian vessels said
they would forthwith proceed to Europe.
BATTERING PORT ARTHUR
Land and Sea Attack Expected To
day — Running Blockade.
Che-Foo, Sept. «.— Firing at Port Arthur was
heard here- to-night.
Two Chinese- Interpreters, belonging to the offi
cial household of Lieutenant General Stoessel,
have been caught spring at Shu-Shi- Yen and
Palung-Shan. Th*y were executed by the Jap
anese
Chinese who arrived here to-day from Port
Arthur say that the Russian garrison expects a
general land and sea attack on September 7.
On September 2 and 3 the Japanese bombarded
the fortifications severely, and two Russian guns
on a fort near Rlhlung-Shan were dismounted.
The recent entrance Into Port Arthur of a
large steamship carrying provisions, chiefly
flour, has resulted In the reduction of the price
of flour from $5 to 12 a bag-.
ANOTHER RUMOR OF PORTS FAIL.
The "Novoe Vremya" Prints a Special Edi
tion, but Recalls It.
St. Petersburg. Sept. <>.— Th» "N.ivoe Vretnya"
this morning got out an early edition announc
ing the fall of Port Arthur, but it was recalled
before the paper reached the streets. Such a re
port in current, but It seems to have no basis In
fact.
OUKTOMSKV REMOVED '
Bayan's Captain May Command the
Port Arthur Squadron.
St. Peteroburf. Sept. 6.— Captain Vlren, com
mander of the cruiser Bayan, may replace Rear
Admiral Prince Ouktomsky as commander of
the Port Arthur Squadron.
KAHfEB TALKS OF PEACE.
With the Aid of His Forces, He
Hopes to Avert Trouble.
Hamburg. Sept. 6.— Emperor William, in a
speech thanking the Burgomaster for the wel
come accorded him on his arrival here to-day, re
called his visit in October. 1809 and the speech
he then made appealing for the creation of a
great navy. The success of that appeal, he said,
was to be seen In the flower of the German navy,
which was now lying at anchor at the mouth of
the Elbe. The German people, the Emperor
said, were entitled to keep the fleet where it was
needed to protect their interests, and nobody
would prevent it being intrusted to the people
according to their will and pleasure.
Emperor William then referred. In compli
mentary terms, to the work of the army his
grandfather trained in welding the empire, and
said that since the German people had been one
and the Fatherland fully equipped there had
been peace. In order to emphasize the military
character of the day, he said, he had given or
ders that the regiments now garrisoned in
Hams towns should In future bear the names of
those cities, and concluded by expressing the
conviction that God would give him strength to
preserve. liie German people in peace with the
aid of his gallant regiments.
PLEHVE'S POST STILL OPEN.
No Confirmation of PlatonofTs Selection a3
Minister of Interior.
St. Petersburg. Sept. 6. — The report that Sen
ator Platonoff. a member of the Council of the
Empire, had been appointed Minister afl the In
terior and chief of the Department of Police, In
eu.vession to the late M. Plchve, has not been
confirmed. The I 'ress is assured
that .senator Platonoff is noc considered a. likely
candidate.
CUBAN SENATE RATIFIES TREATY.
Washington. Sept." ■■..—Minister Bsjsjeti at Ha
vana has Informed tho State Department that the
Cuban ' Senate lias ratified . the treaty of extradi
tion recently arranged between this country 'and
Cuba. ■ - . .. - . .
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