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THE SENATE ADJOURNS. SPECIAL SESSION ENDS. Dominican Treaty Likely To Be Ratified Next Fall. tFBOM THE rßistnm bureau.] -Vash'ngton. March IS.-With the treaty with ,he Republic of Santo Domingo still rending the StaVe adjourned this afternoon without day. * T^aVL the Dominican situation undis- SSK£3« arbitral award of July 14, 1004. f °L P The fact that the Dominican protocol I' nendli^ before the. Senate renders dlplomati- Z* impossible any interference from European £«r*. who cannot without discourtesy to this country undertake 10 force payment of an In debtedness whi!e tne United States government is considering a method for its liquidation. Although th° strrngth of the Democratic or ganization in the Senate rendered ratification of the Dominican protocol at this session impos sible, the debate has e»rve-i to dissipate much of U*e prejudice which the arrangement at first encountered, and has demonstrated the extreme likelihood of prompt ratification when Congress meets in extraordinary session next October. Th« ekyrockei character of Senator Morgan's charges with regard to the Dominican negotia tiorvs has been already outlined in these dis pat&es, and it was manifest to-day that noth ing but the pledges not to vote for the treaty at this session which the Democrats had given to their leadr-r, MX- man, early in the debate prevented approval of the protocol before ad journmrnt. Senators Spocner. Lodge and Foraker. all members of the Committee on Foreign Rela tions, have done effective work in paving the way for approval of the protocol, and have dls peDed numerous misapprehensions, so that in the opinion of the Senate leaders nothing short of repudiation of the agreement by Santo Do mingo or grievous bungling can prevent prompt approval of the arrangement made by the State Department when the Senate meets again. IN EXECUTIVE SESSION. TV "c was practically no discussion of the Dominican question in executive session to day. Before the doors were closed an effort was made to secure the adoption of a resolution offered by Senator Teller, requesting the Presi dent to send to the Senate correspondence lead- Ing up to the negotiation of the Dominican treaty. Consideration of the resolution was In terrupted by a motion made by Senator Cullom to go into executive session. The doors were closed at 1 nit p. m.. and the Senate at once tock up nominations and proceeded to confirm them. Practically all the business of this char acter was finished before 2 o'clock, and a com mittee consisting of Senators Cullom and Mc- Creary was appointed to wait on the President and inform him that the Senate was ready to acljourn. No motion had been made to recom mit the treaty and it was allowed to remain on the calendar. The Senate was continued in special session three days b.cause of an Investigation made by order of the President in relation to certain Juflpeships in Illinois and a controversy over Hi* ■ on tocc intern.-* 1 revenue collator In West Virginia. These were disposed of soon aft»-r the doors were closed. While the commit rait on the President was performing its • r called up the White ad took up with the President the ap j.oir.tment of a district attorney in Wisconsin. President agreed to make the appointment, re was another delay of nearly an hour ■sfon was being filled out and hurrif-d to the Senate. This matter disposed of, ; . m. adjourned sine die. THK SENATORS DISPERSE. Although final adjournment was taken in ex ecutive session, the usual scene was presented the i;. ■ • doors were opened. With an enhetmnee which suggested thu close of a boys' iiors gathered in groups, congratu- Istfag eacb other on having finished their work g each other godspeed. Mr. Allison Dtre of a proup eager to shake the Nestor of the Senate, and Senator •icut, also held a brief levee, as CM Bens tor Depew. Senator Spooner moved about l i«-mocratic side of the chamber, • :id.s for the courtesies extended ■> 1 • .. rywbere receiving the most cor dial salutations. Mr. Cullom, whose Illinois Js4g iij prolonged the session several ■•3 • became evident that the Dom protocol could not be ratified, was made the butt of much good natured bantering, which >1« 1 with Sh wishes for the vacation. Store w« re dispersing news was bad elected a Senator in : ; jor William Warner, and grati ■esJ rsally 1 nin—nil that the Mls islature had dissolved its deadlock with ' boii c, .Major Warner coining in for much praise. On the Democratic side of the Aunber there were expressions of regret that ** Cockrell, who came close to election, Cf • been returned. i an hour the Senate chamber was eska had been cleared and emptied by -. and the usual recess quiet toL WALK THE BRIDGE TIES. I Police Say Williamsburg Passengers Took Lives in Hands. Hundreds of won jj.issengers crossing Wil liarr.sburg Bridge last night were compelled to * a: « the ties, as the result of an accident to a Grand-Ft. car. With the water shimmering far t*low the women, holding children, and followed ***' men. walked fifteen or twenty feet of widely tle3, balancing themselves to keep from falling, until finally they reached the south *alk cif the bridge. Every one who made the J^rilous trip took his life in his hand, the police ■ay. In the rush of the late shopping hours the car. bound for Manhattan, broke a flange of one of tie forward wheels. The car shifted to one side, fave a lurch, and settled across the tracks. Panic prevailed among the forty or more pas yam. The lights were extinguished and w omen screamed while men scurried for the floors. There was no one to stop them and it v '*s not until they saw the waters of the East River glimmering below that the rush to get off c ' ar ended. Quiet was restored and investi gation showed that the car was safe enough. tThe repair wagon was sent for. After a delay °f three-quarters of an hour the passengers darted to walk '!.<• ties. Two policemen from H *:,, Bride squad, Patrolmen Walters and r *uiy, assisted them ij^ l6l ". when the car was sent back to Brook - £ n ' a similar accident occurred in aboyt the f*m<- spot. There wore ro passengers on this iset QUICKEST LINE TO CLEVELAND. *i£* Vfc >";*-- York 5:32 p. m.. arrive Cleveland 7:15 l*a Burning. CinclnnaU 1:20 p. m.. Indianapolis ,l£ p i,J n - I 1I 1 - l «hus 5:45 p. m.. by New York Cea "H in* Service. No cxce« *&«»—*<**'*- . To-morrow. f a .r aMfrerT'bri-k to hi,* wind.. NEW- YORK. SUNDAY. MARCH 10. 19O5.~FIFTY-EIGHT PAGES MAJOR WARNER CHOSEN. NEW MISSOURI SENATOR. A Republican at Last Elected Amid Wild Disorder. Jefferson City, Mo., March IS.— Major Will iam Warner. Republican, of Kansas City, was formally elected United States Senator by the Missouri Legislature in joint convention at I!:-") o'clock this afternoon. Major Warner succeeds Francis M. Cockrell, who has been Democratic Senator from Missouri since 1874. Tremendous cheering and shaking of hands followed the breaking of the long deadlock, which ended in exciting scenes to-day. When the excitement had subsided a Kerens supporter moved that three cheers be given for Colonel Kerens. The Republicans responded heartily. Three cheers were then proposed for Thomas K. Niedringhaus, and Democrats and Republicans joined in the response. Senator Cockrell's name was cheered vociferously, and at 3:05 o'clock the joint assembly adjourned sine die. Seven ballots were taken to-day in reaching a decision, but the closing scones have not been paralleled in the history of Missouri politica. Whea it became evM:nt that "War nor would "on the choice the Democrats, who had steadfastly supported Cockrell throughout, locked horns with the Republicans, who were split on the caucus nominee, Thomas K. Niedringhaus, Richard C. Kerens and more than a score of others, and the Assembly chamber became a place of general riot. Efforts were made to stop a rollcall on the seventh ballot, ana several members attempt. to tear the presiding officer from the chair, while the Democrats tried 10 effect an adjournment without election. The time for sine die adjournment had been set for 3 o'clock by concurrent resolution, and as the hour MAJOR WILiLIAM WARNER. Klected United States Senator from Missouri. t.pproached ihe clock was smashed in the melfV. While the disorder was ■• height Mr. Ken as mounted the ro:-trum. "I do Dot need to say I am a Republican," he ■aid; "my record speaks for that. Your duty is to elect a Republican Senator. Therefor*-, if Major William Warner Is your choice I say, prod speed to you, my fellow Republicans, and elect him." Amid an uproar that almost baffled control at times, the seventh ballot of the day was taken, resulting in the electl or Warner. The ner. 91 ; <■<>■ fcrell, 83; Niedring haus, 1. The was 17."). making 88 sary to a choice, and Warner received three more than a majority. Major William Warner was born In Wisconsin in 1810. and was t-dueatcd at Lawrence University and the University of Michigan, and was admitted to the bar. He served in the Civil War in the C"d and 411 li Wisconsin Regiments. In ISGS ho removed to Kansas City. Mo., where hi> was City Attorney, Circuit Attorney and Mayor. In 1872 ho was a Republican Presidential elector, and for tin- • terms he was T'nito.l States Attorney for the Western District of Missouri He was a member of Congress froirn ISS3 to ]Ss. a . and was the Republican candidate for Governor of Missouri In 181.2. He stands hisrh in the Grand Army of the Republic. havinK been for one term Us commander in chief. President Roose velt offered to app"'"* him Commissioner '■' Pen sions, but ln» declined, preferring to enter the Senatorshlp contest. . WAHNEE'S ONLY PLEDGE. Kansas City. Mo.. March IS.— Major William Warner said to-night regarding bis election as Senator from Missouri: I shall go Into office with but ><:■■ pledge, and that to the people Their Interest shall never be subservient to the Interests of the party. In politics I am a stalwart Republican and an admin r of the policy of President Roosevelt so far as it is announce*] It shall be my aim to build up the ! rty and to eliminate factions. I have never k*%t books in politics, and am too old to begin t.C.v. In what I may have to do with the patronage, there will be no kitchen cabinet between me and the citizen. I would be doing an injustice to rnyaelf if I did not take this early opportunity to express my thanks to the Hon. Thomas K. Niedringhaus and Colonel R. C. Kerens for their magnanimity that has resulted in mv election. THE WRECK OF THE ANTIQUE ROOM. ACADEMY WELL INSURED. VALUABLE CASTS HURT. Building Only a Temporary Struct ure — Ample Funds for Another. Frederick Dielman, president of the National Academy of Design, said yesterday that the loss to the academy by the fire which early yesterday damaged the permanent collection pf i.;iii;tji >■ ;',. buii ' ' ' i --' -i • ii.. sterdam-ave. could not be ascertained at once. It was hoped, however, that it would be Email, r.s the fire did not reach the large meeting; room in which they were hung. Many of the pictures had been taken from the walls and placed under tarpaulins. The antique room, however, with its large collection of casts, was a total wreck. Many Of these casts had been steadily in use since their purchase in Paris by Robert R. Livingston, at the time United States Ambassador to France, in the first years of the nineteenth cen tury. They were purchased for the American Academy of Fine Arts, which was found,- 1 in I^*2 by De Witt Clinton, Robert R. Livingston, John Trumbull and other prominent New- Yorkers. The Academy of Design was fi rmed by a secession from that body, and later ac quired its property, of which the casts were perhaps the principal item. The collection in cluded the finest reproductions of the Elgin B. Besides their sentimental and historic value, it was a question whether they couM be replaced by casts of so good a quality. They included the "Satyr" and "Hermes" of Praxit eles and '•Theseus" and "Gala" and "Thalas aa" from the pediment of the Parthenon. Mr. Dielman went on to say: Tho building cost us *22,<H)0, and was Insured f<« $20,000. I believe the insurance will be ample to cover the damage to the paintings. The building was temporary, in the sense that it was to serve our purposes till a permanent building might be erected in HOth-st. or alse- When . There will be some interruption »>f school work for several hundred young people, but measures will be taken at once to get quar ters for the remainder of tho present school .\ ear. The academy for the present is holding Its old plans for a permanent home in abeyance, pend ing th^ issue of the agitation which is being condugl d by the T'nited Arts Societies to the end of enriching New-York with adequate ex hibition galleries and building a central art home. We are waiting to see if the movement will receive the necessary encouragement. It may be Bald without breach of confidence that heme has been apparently near fruition at various times, but by untoward circumstances still remains unaccomplished. It is of interest to rccail that the original esti mated cost for building and maintaining the VI rlous parts of the proposed permanent home of the Academy of Design was as follows: Bchools, $250,000; retrospective gallery. Sl<"> 000; main gallery. $100,000; .sculpture gallery, $100,000; smaller galleries, $25,000 to $50,000 each; hemicycle, $12r>,<M>, and stairway, $7. r >,ooo. The academy owns, without encumbrance, the bedral Parkway Drive, covering six teen city lots, worth ,S2 i'.UXM. It has a building fund for the erection of the now academy build ing of about $200,000, holds trust funds for the use of its schools to the amount of $106,000, and has set aside a fund for maintenance of $100,000. upper half of the building, which con . six classrooms filled with works of art. was practically burned out. The glass opening of the mansard roof on the north slope was <:. The lower Boor, devoted to reception rooms, parlors and otTi' es, suffered from .va'.er. Among the paintings damaged were some by Gilbert Stuart, including a 'Portrait of Mrs. YValky, of Boston," and by Samuel F. B. Morse, inventor of the telegraph: the Suydam 1 tion ; portrait miniatures by Aschenbach, pict ures by Diaz, by John Trumbull, the painter of Washington, a portrait of Trumbull himself by Twibill, and paintings by Peale, Wyatt Eaton and Edward May. Some of the statuary' was broken and chipped and some of the paintings scarred and torn. Much of the damage can be repaired. The fire originated In the west end of the building between the Boor of the second story and the 'ceiling of the first. The switches con trolling the electric lighting wires are in this part of the building, and it is supposed that defective Insulation started the blaze. While working on the second Boor William Brown, of Engine No. 7<i, was knocked down and buried by a portion of the celling. He was covered with a heap of plaster and broken glass and could not move. Other Bremen dug him out with hooka and axes. He was cut ail over his body. - t NATIONAL ACADEMY OP DESIGN* AFTER THK FIRE. AT ODDS OVER COUNSEL GAS COMMITTEE MEETS. Place Offered to Henry W. Taft— Minority Want Associate. The legislative committee appointed to in vestigate gas conditions in this city put in a busy day yesterday, although no definite de cision was reached, so far as counsel and method of pr -edure wets concerned. The committee decided to havj another meeting tn Albany next Monday night and to start proceedings in this city on Thursday. The council chamber in City Hall has been placed at Its disposal for hear ings. The committee was in session until late last evening at the Murray Hill Hotel. There was a full attendance. Senator Stevens presided. At the end cf the conference nothing was made public, further than the facts already given. It was learned, however, that there was a wrangle over the selection of counsel. At a luncheon at the Lawyers' Club yesterday the place was offered to Henry 'W. Taft. Mr. Taft said that he had been retained ir.'an important case. He was urged to make arrangements whereby he could serve the committee. He said he would communicate with his clients and if possible obtain a release. I'ntil a late hour last night he had not been able to give an answer, it is generally believed, however, that h-> will be able to serve. The Republicans are a unit for him. Senator Qradj and Assemblyman Palmer, the Democratic minority of the committee, urged that they have counsel. The Republican mem bers felt that a;i associate counsel would nat urally be named by elements antagonistic to the general plan of Investigation, and the result would be a stumbling block. It is generally indicated that there will be no associate counsel. THE GOVERNOR'S VIEWS. Believes Gas Committee Will Show Fairness to All. Albany, March 18.— Governor m gg* M was asked to-day whether he w;is satisfied with the present situation in the agitation for cheaper gaa and electric lighting in New- York CHy. "Matters took such a turn." he replied, "that the appointment of an investigating committee seemed the only way. I am sutisfiod that the committee will do its best for all parties concerned." After coming from a conference with Chief Game Protector Pond, the Govern* r was asked it' he had taken notice of the charges made against Major Pond by Charles H. Mowry, president of the State Sportsman's League. ■What does -Mr. Mowry say?" inquired the Gov ernor. •■For or.o thing, that Major Pond v.as active in tin- support of Judge Herrick during the last cam psign/' "Well," laid the Governor, "1 don't know as I care whether lie was or not if he followed his 1 Ictions." Governor Eliggioß -aid that no charges had been ■r. and deaW that he had t» en cited to appear before him. TAMMANY AND GAS BIDS, Consolidated Angered by Rejection — Expected Murphy's Support. Acting on the advice of Mayor McClellan, Deputy Commissioner Frank J. Goodwin of the Department of Water Supply. Gas and Electricity yesterday sent a letter to the lighting companies rejecting their bids for city light Mr. Goodwin's letter read: You are hereby notified that I have rejected all the bids received at the public letting held on the 15th inst. for lighting streets, public buildings, etc. You are entitled to a return of your security deposit and may obtain It on ssurrenu-er of our receipt to the Controller. Controller Grout declined to talk on the gas situa tion or to comment on the expected investigation by the legislative committee yesterday. Just what Charles F. Murphy and his brother John and Alderman James E. j Gaffney will do after the election next fall to "square themselves," as the phrase goes In Tammany Hall, with the Consolidated Gas Company, is a thing that is causing a doal of speculation in Tammany Hall. it is an open secret that the Murpbys and Gaff neys "stand in" with the lighting combination. Some of the lighting company cm,cial3 are liberal contributors to the Tammany campaign "war chest." Relations were cordial all through last year. When the East River Gas Company started on its huge plant }n Astoria the contract for graJ- Eighteen trains a day between New York and Buffalo via the six-track New York Central or the West Shore Rallrwid.— Advt. Conttnued on »<* unil page. WOODRUFF BAILS DRIVER. Brooklyn Home Security — Theatre Trip with Fiancee Delayed. Ex-Lieutenant Governor Woodruff and hi? fiancee. Miss Isabel! e Morrison, were late at the theatre last evening because his automobile driver, Carlos Bartionello, of No. 100 West 40th st., was arrested by Bicycle Policemaa Thomas Quilty at Broadway and 40th-st. for exceeding the speed limit. Bartionello was on his way to the Dorilton. at No. 171 West 71st-st., where Miss Morrison lives, to meet his employer, when Quilty stopped him. Just before 8 o'clock, after a chase of four blocks* Bartionello was accompanied by a friend, who was permitted to go in the automo bile to tho Dorilton and inform Mr. Woodruff what had happened, while Bartionello was taken to the station. Mr. Woodruff and Miss Morrison, driven by Bartionello's friend, went to the West 47th-st. station. A minute after they reached there ex- Senator Plunkitt. who had heard that Mr. Woodruff's driver had be«"n arrested, rushed Into the station out of breath and offered to give hail. Mr. Woodruff thanked Mr. Plunkitt. but did not need his services. He gave aa security for Bartlonello's release his house at No. 94 Sth-ave . Brooklyn, valued at $60,000. The ex-Lieutenant-Governor and his fiancee were further delayed in the station by the ar rival, before Mr. Woodruff could fix the bail bond, of two other drivers, charged with illegal speeding. By the time they were arraigned and disposed of and the desk sergeant could attend to Mr. Woodruff it was 9 o'clock. GAELIC CHAIRS ASSURED. Soon To Be Established at Harvard, Columbia and Toronto. When President Roosevelt, in his address at Delmonico's on Friday night, before the Friendly Sons of St. Patrick, said that he hoped that chairs would be established in the universities for the study of Celtic literature, those present applauded, but few knew that he knew that steps had already been taken, both in this coun try and abroad, to do that very thing. John D. Crimmins, who is interested in thl3 as well as in many other objects for the ad vancement of Irish literature, said yesterday that through the influence and personal effort of Mrs. John R. Green the presidents of Har vard, Columbia and Toronto universities had assured her that Celtic chairs would soon be es tablished in those institutions of learning. On a recent visit to this country Mrs. Green called on the President and enlisted his sympathies on this subject. She told him of nor successful visits to the officers of the universities named, and it hi said that he promised to do what he could to further the object in view. "It Is not generally known." said Mr. Crim mins, "that the best schools for the study of the Gaelic language are in Germany, and that many young men go yearly from England and Amer ica to study it there. Mrs. Green Is a woman of high attainments, who, when she came here from London last October, was cordially re ceived by the people. She is the author of sev eral famous historical works, and her alms have been to better the condition of the Irish. Doug las Hyde, president of the Gaelic League and of the Irish Literary Society, is coming here next fall. He is the head and front of the Gaelic movement in Ireland, and will institute many reforms, it is said. The idea of a Celtic chair in the universities is a good one. and I am sure it will prevail." i ■ THINK 35 MEN LOST. Indications That Sloop Foundered with Its Creic. San Francisco, March 18. — Advices from Unga, Alaska, dated March 10, via Valdez. March 17. state that the schooner Pearl, which sailed from here December 7 last for Sanak, Alaska, ha.i not yet arrived. New lumber and other wreck age have drifted ashore at Sanak, and it is thought that the vessel with all on board, num bering thirty-six persons, was lost on a rock off Sanak. NEW FATHER DAMIEN. Belgian Priest at Molokai Attacked by Leprosy. Another Father Damien has risen in the leper island of Molokai, where that missionary died sixteen years ago. This time the victim is a young Belgian nobleman, the Rev. Brother Sera rion, whose family name ia Van Koop. Brother Sorapion, according to an official communication received here yesterday by the Rev. Father John J. Dunn, head of tho local Catholic Society for the Propogation of the Faith, became a leper six weeks ago, and at the time of the writing was on his way to the lazaretto, a stone's throw from the hut where Father Damien died. Thi3 is the first missionary to be attacked by the dread disease since Father Damien's time, but according to Father Dunn tho news was not unexpected, as the young missionary had not spared himself since he went to the leper colony two years ago. Like Father Damien. Brother Serapion will be segregated from the outside world until relieved by death. He will be con fined in a hut and dieted by a system which Is believed to prevent the disease from spreading. Before going into his solitary life confinement the young missionary wrote a long letter to his family in Belgium, and another, addressed to the Rev. Father Maxime, director general of the missionaries there. It was a copy of this letter that was made public yesterday by Father Dunn. It is dated at Kaluppa, twenty miles from the lazaretto, and in it Brother Serapion writes: The final examination has been made, and I am a leper. It was not unexpected, however much it was to be dreaded. In a few moments I shall start for the lazaretto. l place myself in God's hands and ask the prayers of the faith ful. Brother Serapion is thirty years old, and. it is said, comes from one of the oldest and noblest families in Belgium. It is said of him that he was flred by reading the life of Father Damien, and immediately left the world and joined the religious community whose life is devoted to the leper colony. Hts friends and relatives made unsuccessful efforts to persuade him to enter the priesthood In Bel gium, but the young nobleman said. Belgium was well provided with priests, while few could be found to do "Chrlsfs work in Molokai." Father Dunn says that Brother Seraplon. with his naturally weak constitution, will live proba bly two years. Father Damien lived live years after becoming tainted In ISS4. At present there are five young American girls, three from New-York City, on the Island. As far as can be learned none of these have become tainted. All are members of a sisterhood de voted to the nursing of the unfortunates. PINEHURST CAM DEN JACKSONVILLE ' Atlanta & Southwest— Three dully high class trains via Seaboard Air Line By. Office I.HO Broadway — Advt. PRICE FIVE CENTS. ARMY'S PERIL INCREASES LINES NORTH V * V BE CUT. Railway Employes Flee to Harbin — ■ Action at Kai-Yuan. There are indications that the Japanese have cut the Russian line of retreat. The latest official dispatches made public were sent by Generals Kuropatkin and Linevitch on March 1 7. They fail to show that either commander is with the army. Many railway employes are fleeing to Harbin. The last press dispatch from the front, on Thursday, expressed belief that the Jap anese were north of the army. Advices sent yesterday from Ying-Kow said that a hard action was being fought with the Russian rear guard at Kai-Yuan. about thirty miles north of Tie Pass. General Kurcpatkin reported that Fako men, a town northwest of Moukden, whence a turning movement could easily be directed, had been occupied by "ban dits" on March 1 5. EXCITEMENT AT HARBIN. Chinese Hear Japanese Will Enter City on April 10. Harbin. M:xrch IS.— With the many wounded who are arriving at Harb'n from th»» southward are crowds of Russian inhabitants of the region evacuated and employes of the railroad. The Chinese here are excited. They say noti fication has been received that the Japanes will enter Harbin on April Mt Many Chinese refugees are arriving from the south. They report 111 treatment by Japanese, and say that Russian speaking Chinamen are hanged head downward and placarded "The Great Russian Translator." They say also that the Japanese take all supplies gratis, and that one Japanese general, answering a request to pay at least a small sum for nrovisions taken, said that "the Chinese dogs are not deserving of any other treatment." The population of Bodun. southwest of Har bin, fears the arrival of the Japanese. Id the village of Tsynlittoz Christian Chinese captured Mnntzyr, a noted Chinese bandit leader, who had been terrorizing the region around Bodun, and turned him over to a Russian guard, which on March 13 brought him to Bodun after beat- Ing off attempts at rescue. It is reported among the Mongols that some time ago a large body or Japanese penetrated deeply Into the country westward of Hsin-Mln- Tun, but were exp-Mled by Prince Dik. The Japanese are reported to have sent out a second and larger detachment. FIGUTIXG AT KAI-YUAN. Report of Fierce Action Thirty Mtlta Above Tie Pass. Ying-Kow, March is— it is reported that the Russian rear guard is fighting a heavy action in the vicinity of K\i-Yuan. about thirty miles north of Tie Pass. CENSORED TELEGRAMS. Last Message Made Public from Front Dated Friday. St. Petersburg, March IS.— A telegram from General Kuropatkin to Erapero* Nicholas, dated March IT, says In accordance with th>- orders sf yowr majesty received March It!. I handed over Linevitch to-day the command of ti: sea forces operating against the Ja^> .1. General fjJr.evitch, in a telegram to the Em peror, under the same date, ■ In pursuai.ee of the orders ol your majes'y of March 16, I assumed commnnd to-.i.iy iMan-h 17) of all our forces, military and naval, oper ating against the Jap.i: Two brief messages from General Kuropatkin. dated March l*>. say: The rear guard of our armjes was engaged March 15 on a ridge southeast of Tie Pass, and near the village of Pelitzuan. southeast of Tia Pass. At night the rear guard fell bULk to a position at the bend of the Llao River, near the village of Kamiuitza. without being prt-ssed by the enemy. -. On March I l '* ou 1 * armies continued their march. On March l."> the town of Fakomen, twenty five miles northwest of Moukden, was occupied by Chinese bandits. The reports received from the commanders ■ •- ■'■' -.. -• -■ i -.-,-r« ? > In Manchuria, while relieving the immediate ■ ---'- < * f fear of the Russian people that the Mancburian army was cut off and saying that the retirement - ..." -.--,-;- .- ■■: ,- ■ ,-. „ ■- - - -■■ .... .... mam was In full progress, throw no further light on the condition or- the losses of the army. The city of Fakomen. which la well in the Russian rear, has been seized by forces given out as Chinese bandits, but which may be a vanguard of Japanese regulars. From Fako men one road leads to Kal-Yuan. and the great Chinese road runs northward parallel with the railroad and offering to a force the alternative of striking directly the Russian line or of push --:-. - • -■•■' - ' ':- !>-,--•>- ■■-'$> ing on toward the Sonjcar] River along tha highway, which is better than the road over which General Linevitch win hive to retreat. The new commander will need all the strategic! qualities of Kuropatkln to effect the withdrawal safely The Russian government continues to declara that whatever be the fate of Harbtn and of tha present Eastern army the war will continue. Vice- Admiral Rojestvensky's orders to try issues with Vice-Admiral Togo have not beca cancelled, preparations for the mobilization of a new army are continuing and the Finance De partment is busy with measures to provide nec essary funds. The lapse of a full week sh* c the beginning of the retreat from Moukden rinds Russia In OEWEY'S PURE WINES & GRAPE JUICE. Unequalled for the weak and over-worked. H. T. Dowey St Son* Co.. U* Fulton St. Maw-fork, —Advt.