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Mikado's Troops Move on Liao
yang, Driving Foe Before
Them in Rout.
St. Petersburg, June 10, 1 p. m.
Remote as now appears the chance
that the Japanese fleet will ever be
in a position to venture up the Bal
tic and make a demonstration against
the Russian capital, or that a Euro
pean power will be drawn into war,
Russia evidently Is taking nothing
Xor granted.
The possibility of the fall of Port
Arthur or a disaster to the Baltic
squadron after the latter sails for
the far east, have been considered
and no precaution will be omitted to
protect St. Petersburg against at
The fortifications of Riga (in the
southern part of the Gulf of Riga)
and Reval (at the entrance of the
Gulf of Finland), have been strength
ened, some new guns of the latest
patterns have been mounted in the
fortress of Kronstadt, and a chain of
water batteries, running out on either
Bide of the shores of the Gulf of Fin
land, will guard the entrance to the
mouth of the Neva.
This system of fortifications was
sufficient to discourage the attack
planned by the British fleet during
the Crimean war. In addition, how
ever, shore batteries have been con
structed near Oranienbaum (on the
Gulf of Kronstadt, nineteen miles
from St. Petersburg, and Sestroryetsk,
on the Sestra river and seventeen
miles from St. Petersburg), probably
as a precaution against landings, as
it is believed the forts are able to
atop the advance of a hostile fleet.
The approaches to Kronstadt are
also being mined and merchant ships
are being forbidden to enter the port
without a pilot to conduct them thru
the mine fields. Owing to the ex
tensive work in progress at Kron
stadt in connection with the prepara
tion with the Baltic squadron, the
central basin, heretofore reserved for
merchant ships, has been appropri
ated by the navy. Rigid regulations
are enforced against any one ap
proaching the fortifications. The
Grand Duke Vladimir, commander of
the militia district of St. Petersburg,
has just completed an inspection of
the shore batteries.
Three Days of Fighting by Kuroki's
Troops with Small Losses.
Tpkio, June 10, 5 p. m.General
Kuroki reports that a detaohment of
Japanese troops on Tuesday routed a
battalion of Russian infantry with two
guns at Hai-ma-chi, the Japanese
losing three men killed and twenty
four wounded. The Japanese cap
tured two officers and Ave men. The
Russians left on the field twenty
three men dead or wounded and prop
ably lost seventy men.
A Japanese detachment dispatched
in the direction of tung-yuang-pu re
pulsed sixty or seventy of the enemy's
infantry at Lin-cha-tai Monday and
on Tuesday encountered six companies
of Russian infantry and 300 cavalry
at Chan-chiah-sih.
After two hours engagement the
Japanese drove the Russians off in the
direction of Tung-yuan-pu.
The Russian casualties were seventy
or eighty men killed or wounded. The
Japanese lost four men killed and six
teen wounded.
On "Wednesday a Japanese detach
tnen co-operating with another de
tachment from the force landed at
Ta-ku-shan encountered a Russian
force of 4,000 cavalry with six guns
near Slu-yen and drove them back
toward Chi-mu-chang and Kai-chou,
losing three men killed and two offi
cers and twenty-eight men wounded.
Ior Arthur Warships Will Try to Join
Vladivostok Squadron.
St. Petersburg, June 10, 4:14 p. m,
There is reason to believe that the
plans for the departure of the Port
Arthur squadron in the event that the
fall of the fortress becomes imminent
have been completed. They involve
the co-operation of the Vladivostok
squadron. After the blockading fleet
has been engaged, the uninjured Rus
sian ships will effect a junction with
the Vladivostok squadron and make
their way to Vladivostok.
The fact that the Korean straits are
mined and guarded by a Japanese tor-
ed flotilla, which has been estab
to the satisfaction of the ad
mlrality here, greatly increases the
difficulty of the operation, but the
Russians will probably prefer to take
chanoes of getting through rather than
of making a 2,000 mile Journey around
The attempt may occur at the first
favorable opportunity. The squadron
is useless for the defense of Port Ar
thur, while if preserved entire, or in
major portion even, the fall of Port
Arthur would be robbed of much of
its importance from the view point of
Russia's future plans.
The repairs to the Russian battle
ship Pobeida are now practically com
McCormick Is Not Expected to Resign
Because of Slights.
"Washington, June 10.No intima
tion has been received at the state de
partment that Ambassador McCor
mick has any intention of resigning
his high, office on account of the al
leged anti-American feeling in St.
Petersburg. On the contrary nearly
all the reports the minister has made
to the department indicate that he has
been treated with the greatest cour
tesy and consideration by the Russian
officials and socially he is extremely
popular. However, Mr. McCormick
has been far from well physically for
many months, suffering, from a gouty
affection that has led his physicians
to insist upon his visit to some of the
..._. Continued om fiacoaid Page*
Sea Approaches Mined and Forts Cockrell and Gorman Yield and
On Watch Lest Japs
Every Trend Is Toward New
York Judge.
New York Sun Bpeoial Servioe,
Washington, June 10.The under
currents of party sentiment are be
ginning to flow with increasing
strength in the direction of Judge
Parker. ^Mree influential and power
ful recruits have joined his standard
within the past forty-eight hours.
They are Senator Cockrell of Mis
souri, who can have the indorsement
of his own state Senator Gorman of
Maryland, who restrained his friends
in the recent Maryland state conven
tion from adopting a resolution of
instruction for himself, and Colonel
James M. Guffey, democratic boss of
the state of Pennsylvania.
Both senators and the Pennsylva
nia boss agree that the best thing
they could do under the circum
stances was to cast their fortunes,
individually and collectively, with
Judge Parker.
Senator Mallory of Florida, who is
in the city, believes the entire south
favors Parker, and he looks for his
nomination not later than the third
Murphy Fails to Stop Jersey City
Boss' Unit-Rule Deal.
Jersey City, N. J., June 10.In
spite of efforts made by Charles F.
Murphy, Robert Davis, the Jersey City
democratic leader, has practically
won New Jersey's twenty-four votes
for Judge Parker.
Seventeen out of the twenty-four
delegates were put on record for Par
ker at a meeting last night, and thus,
under the unit rule, the vote of New
Jersey will be cast for Parker on the
first ballot.
Congressman Flannagan, Grover
Cleveland's most intimate friend in
New Jersey, took a leading part in
the meeting. He assured the dele
gates that Mr. Cleveland would never
ba a candidate. He visits Mr. Cleve
land almost weekly as a fellow-fish
erman and hunter, and they have in
terests together at Cape Cod.
"I said to him," Mr. Flannagan told
the delegates, 'Mr. Cleveland, would
you accept the nomination if it were
offered to you?'
"Mr. Cleveland replied: 'Absolute
ly no. Under no circumstances would
I take the nomination.'
Both Will Be Candidates for Conven
tion Chairmanship..
Vrota The Journal Bureau, Colorado Building,
Washington, June 10.Democratic
politicians expect a lively fight at the
national convention over the organi
zation of the committee on resolutions.
It is understood that David B. Hill
who will head the delegation from
New York, will have himself placed on
the committee and all the democrats
expect as a matter of course that "W.
J. Bryan will be Nebraska's member
of the committee. They also expect
ed that both Hill and Bryan will be
candidates for the chairmanship and
that in that fight will come the first
test of Bryan's strength in the conven
tion. Hill may have a fight on his
hands in the New York delegation in
order to get on the committee on
resolutions. It is expected that the
Tammany delegates will oppose him,
and they may have some support
from up the state. At Kansas City
four years ago he was kept off the
committee by order of Richard Crok
er. If Bryan is defeated for the
chairmanship of the committee and
the platform reported does not In
dorse the Kansas City platform, he
will, in the opinion of democratic poli
ticians, present a minority report
which will enable him to make a
speech in the convention.
I W. W. Jermane.
Plan to Checkmate American Sys
tem of Underselling on
New York Sun Bpeoial Service,
Ottawa, Can., June 10.A tariff
wall of protection for Canadian in
dustries against attack from Ameri
can trusts is about to be erected by
the liberal party in control of the
Canadian government. This radical
departure of the Dominion has been
announced by W. S. Fielding, minis
ter of finance, to parliament and as
a part of the policy of the liberals,
will be adopted probably without se
rious oposition.
It Is against "slaughtered" or
"dumped" goods that the Dominion
parliament is asked to take action
Without any direct, specific mention
of the country which will be affected
by the tariff which it is proposed to
create, the minister's attack was
straight at the American industries
which export at a lower price than
they sell at home.
In operation the special duty
would work In this fashion: If an
article sold In the United States for
$100, on which the Canadian duty
was $30, were offered in Canada for
$90, the regular duty of $30 would
be imposed, and in addition, $10 spe
cial duty. If the article were offered
for $80, costing $100 in the United
States, the special duty, being one
half the regular duty, would be $15
and not the full amount of $20.
As a basis for this plan, it has been
figured that the unfair price in Can
ada is about 15 per cent less than
the price in the United States.
While the minister was interrupted
by members of the opposition as he
explained the government policy, and
while certain theories advanced were
attacked, the reception of the new
ideas in tariff, backed as they are by
the party in power, left little doubt
as to the ultimate action.
Kansas City, Mo.. June 10-John M"Ccy a
loneetr of Independence, Mo., is dead at his
Jn that city, aged 88. In 1830 MeOr se
cured from the government a contract for car
rying the first mall that Teas started .acuta the
plains to Bants JT*.
Killed After Shooting Down Five
Lama's Forces Badly
Nttw York Sun Bpeoial Service.
London, June 10.Details of a re
cent atack on the British post at
Khangma, in Tibet, in which one
Sepoy alone met a charge of 700
Tibetans, have been received here.
They show that the grand lama's
soldiers fought with a ferocity un
known to modern warfare. They left
175 dead on the field. On the British
side the one Sepoy, who alone met the
onslaught in the open, was killed. Six
men in the post -were wounded.
The onslaught of the Tibetans was
made at dawn. They descended the
hill in two solid masses. A portion
of the troops already had started to
march from the post, but those out
side the fortifications immediately ran
back to cover, all save one Sepoy. This
one Sepoy refused to budge and re
ceived the charge of the whole 700
Tibetans. After shooting five of
them he was cut down, despite the
heavy fire from the post.
The Tibetans reached the walls of
the fort and attempted to climb over,
hacking at the men at the loopholes
with their swords and even seizing the
muzzles of protruding rifles. Mean
while those behind kept up a furious
fire with matchlocks and Lhasa
The Tibetans kept up the attack
for half an hour with the utmost
ferocity. They then withdrew, the
garrison pursuing them.
The Tibetans bombarded the Brit
ish camp at Gyantse on "Wednesday.
Their fire was heavier than usual. One
Sikh was killed.
DefectiV^ Page
Cripple Creek Employers Bar
Unionists and dnly Union
Mine Is Closed.
Cripple Creek, Col. June 10.Em-
ployers in all branches of business in
this city, without-, an exception so far
as known, have signed the agreement
proposed by the Citizens' Alliance,
"not to employ help of any kind that
is in any way connected with the
District Trades Assembly or the State
Federation of IiaiboKj, the American
Labor union or the (Western Federa
tion of miners or. anV kindred organ
ization." _",- Xw'
This aTegiffitfC*".ff..tJiQ proprietors
has caused coosterftatlon-. among the.
clerks and employees in *shops and
stores who are members of the re
tail clerks', barbers', carpenters', .bar
tenders', cooks' and other trade
unions, as all will have to resign to
hold their positions.
The union cards which have been
demanded in this camp in order to
transact business will xxo longer be a
necessity. It is intended that the
cards shall be surrendered as soon as
the committee's report can be acted
on. The present scale of wages will
prevail and individual unions will be
tolerated if they are conducted on
conservative lines and do not give aid
directly or indirectly to the Western
Federation of Miners.
This warfare against unions Is to
be extended, the organizers of the
movement say, to every city and town
in the district. "Work was resumed
to-day at mines employing nonunion
men which had been closed since
Monday, the Stratton Independence
being the first to reopen.
Continued on Second Page.
To g& 0 that new tariff fence the Canadians propose buHding.
Russian Minister to Berne At
tacked by Would-Be
Berne, Switzerland, June 10.The
Russian minister here, M. V. V. Jad
ovski, was shot in a street here this
afternoon and seriously injured in the
head. His would-be assassin was ar
Mr. Jadovski's assailant was a Rus
sian named Linitzki. He had been in
Berne for some weeks and complained
that the Russian authorities had con
fiscated an estate belonging to him.
JM. Jadovski* wound, aJtho it at first
appeared,to be severe,'is not danger
New York, June 10.Lawrence
Curran, leader of the striking freight
handlers, says he will call out every
freight handler from New York to
San Francisco unless the strike here is
settled within the next three days.
Curran intimated that more than 50,-
000 would be affected if the new strike
is ordered.
"I will give the railroad and steam
ship companies now fighting the
freight handlers and firemen three
days," he said, "to grant the demands
of both organizations or accept arbi
Colorado Springs, Col., June 10.Norman C.
Jones of Manitou, one of the pioneers of Colo
rado Springs, was instantly killed to-day by a
train. In this rlty. Mr. Jones was the discoverer
and original proprietor of the "Care of the
Winds," at Manitou.
Former Minneapolis Attorney
Named by Other Negroes to
Defend Octoroon.
New York, June 10.With James
W. Osborne, the former assistant dis
trict attorney who conducted the
prosecution of the Molineux case, by
her side as her principal counsel, Mrs.
Hannah Ellas is to be arraigned for
a hearing this afternoon on the charge
that she blackmailed the octogenarian,
John R. Piatt, out of a fortune.
It is expected Mr. Osborne will be
associated with "Washington Brauns,
her adviser, when the suit was
brought, and J. Frank Wheaton, a
negro lawyer, appointed by a mass
meeting of persons of his race to as
sist in the defense of Mrs. Elias.
This meeting was attended by repre
sentative negroes of the city, includ
ing a number of property owners, and
they pledged their moral and financial
assistance in the belief that she is be
ing persecuted because of her color.
It is expected that Mrs. Elias will
declare that she did not blackmail
Mr. Piatt, but that she was constantly
called upon for money by a lawyer
and a doctor whom she had employed
and who knew of Mr. Piatt's visits to
her, and that she was obliged to call
upon Mr. Piatt for money to satisfy
these persons.
It was reported to-day that Mrs.
Elias had received an anonymous let
ter postmarked Allegheny, Pa., and
written on paper bearing the mono
gram of the Duquesne Athletic club,
in which the writer threatened that
if he was brought into the case pub
licly he would kill both Mrs. Elias and
her lawyer. It was reported also that
Mrs. Elias recognized the handwrit
ing In this note and believed it was
not written by a resident of Alle
gheny but by a wealthy New York
man of her -acquaintance who was
probably in Allegheny temporarily.
The police are inclined to look upon
the letter as the work of a crank.
One of Mrs. Elias' lawyers said to
day that he had as clients two former
servants of Mrs. Elias, who were going
to sue two men for breach of contract.
These men, the lawyer said, visited
Mrs. Elias and offered to pay the two
servants $100,000, but never gave
them any money, hence the proposed
suit for breach of contract.
Pickets at Newark Hospital to
Keep Away Patients Lose
Their Fight.
Bpeoial to The Journal.
Newark, N. J., June 10.This city
has had a freak strike. It was at the
German hospital. The strikers were
the nightwatchman, two orderlies,
two kitchen men and the office boy.
To enforce their demands instead of
picketing the building to keep away
men who sought to take their places
and the payroll, the strikers devoted
their energies to keeping away the
mained, the halt and the blind. Pro
spective applicants for admission were
warned that the establishment was
The nightwatchman was the prime
mover. He organized the union, first
inducing the office boy to come in on
the promise that immediately on be
coming a member his wages would be
advanced. That was what the office
boy wanted. He joined and wrote a
sonnet to commemorate the event.
Then two orderlies came in. Next the
members went after the kitchen men.
By that course the four already in
the union felt they were going to
reach the pocketbook of the institu
tionthru the stomachs of the pa
tients. They felt that if there was
no breakfast the next morning the ad
vance in wages would be quickly
forthcoming. The kitchen men favored
the scheme, joined and were made
The strike was declared. But there
was too much labor in the market,
and the places were quickly filled.
Being unable to prevent this move on
the part of the hospital, the members
of the union of six were picketed to
prevent the sick from seeking treat
ment at the hospital. The effort has
not been highly ^successful, however,
and the strike seems to have fizzled
New York Sun Bpeoial Servioe,
Chicago, June 10."After the stork
comes, try a goat." That may be the
next enigmatical bill board motto
blazoned in 12-foot letters to excite the
curiosity of people. But eyes will
open wider than ever when the mys
tery is explained. The plan Is to dis
place the milkman, with his tin pails
and unhallowed clatter in the early
hours of the morning, with "nanny"
goats, docile, domesticated and care
fully crated for delivery. St. Louis
capitalists are interested in the ven
ture. To relieve Chicago's scarcity of
milk and improve the quality of food
given to infants they propose to estab
lish a number of distributing stations
in Chicago from which the goats
themselves will be sent out whenever
an order for fresh milk is received.
New Tork, June 10.The czar of Rus
sia has sent to the New York Stock Ex
change a magnificent solid silver gift as
a token of his imperial appreciation of
the courtesy of the exchange in listing
the recent war loan.
Knoxville, Tenn., June 10.Mrs. J. C.
Wilson of this city died yesterday from
the effects of the bite of a black spider.
She was in her room dressing when the
Insect bit her, and, the poison spread so
rapidly that physicians were unable to
check it. v.
local treatment
quant*.-. a jjot JMUtXbig^
Maj. J. M. Bowler Taken to St
Barnabas Hospital Following J|
a Party Conference.
Fell Against a Door.
Peoria, UL, June 10.Myrtle Berry, aged 18.
a member of the graduating class of the Peoria
high school, has become totally blind -at her
studiea. She nevw was afflicted before, and
surgeons teUeve her affliction can be relieved, hr I
ii 3 bolero. i" xwbmU, kerl horse** eyes were omaplebeay -dosed
Ja doctor*
v i
County Chairman Barton Credited
With the Action Resulting
in Bowler's Wound.
First blood for the "antis" in th
Hearst fight!
Major J. M. Bowler, slated as chair
man of the county convention to
morrow by the Hearst followers, is
laid up with a four-inch gash in his "*lT
head caused by an "anti,"
It all resulted from a "harmony"
By agreement the leaders of the
Hearst and anti-Hearst movements
met this morning at 10 o'clock in the
offjfce of Richard Tattersfle4d, sec
retary of the county democratic com
mittee, in the New York Life build
ing. The meeting was with the in
tent of reaching some decision where
by the convention to-morrow could
be pulled off without the threatened
friction. It was desired that the two
contesting elements should agree at
least upon who should preside as
chairman, even if nothing else could
be run thru as a harmonious slate.
Among those present representing^
the anti-Hearst movement were Con
gressman John Lind, Elijah Barton,
chairman of the democratic county
committee, and George P. Douglas.
Among the prominent Hearst in
dorsers were F. D. Larrabee, J. R.
Corrigan, M. Brady, Frank Mason
and Harry Mead.
Harmony departed early from the
harmony meeting.
Hearst Men Were Sore,
The Hearst men began demanding
where the double sets of credential
papers came from in various wards
particularly in the eighth and fourth
and also how it happened that in
country towns where Hearst men
were chosen there were no credential
papers to be made out for them. This
charge was made on the ground that
the antis controlled the county com
mittee which had the distribution of
the credential blanks in charge, and
particularly reflected on Elijah Barton
chairman, who "has all along tried to
jtnalntain a neutral position.
Barton^, became angered. So did.
Major Bowler.
Words followed each other rapidly
and with increasing heat per word.
Finally, Bowler Is credited with hav
ing referred to Barton as a "cowardly
sneak." This cinched mattes. Bar
ton led out with his right and wit
nesses aver that he reached his mark
the major's face. The major is an
old man, but was about, to close when
Harry Mead got between the two com
batants. At this juncture the major
fellwhether he slipped on the
smooth floor or fell from the force of
the blow landed by the athletic county
chairman is a matter of dispute
among the witnesses.
In falling, Major Bowler's head"
came in heavy contact with the sharp
edge of the office door. A gash four
inches long, extending from one eye
up over the head, and to the bone,
resulted. A vein was cut and the
wound bled a stream. "The major
must have lost a quart of blood in ~t&
the office," is the way one eye-witness
puts it.
The battle rule of "let each side
care for its own dead and injured."
seems to haye prevailed. The anti
Hearst men soon departed, and the
injured man was left in the care of
Hearst men=-Messrs. Larrabee, Bra
dy, Mason and Mead. Two physicians
were summoned to'the office and the
wound temporarily dressed. Major
Bowler was then taken to St. Barna
bas hospital, where he was attended
by Dr. Staples, and the cut, altho
long and ugly, pronounced not seri
ous. Shortly before 1 o'clock the
wounded man was taken to his own
Feeling at to-morrow's democratic
county convention will be tense.
'What Major Bowler Says. '---''/&"*i
"This morning I happened to be in
7 Tetler'field's office to look up returns
and was called into the Hearst and
anti-Hearst conference.
"As the meeting warmed up, I asked
Barton what his ruling would be if at
the last moment a big lot of bogus
lists of delegates were shoved into
the convention and cut the Hearst
numbers down to a minority. He said
he would still rule all contested dele
gats on both sides out. He went on
beefing unreasonably, and finally I
said, 'Mr. Barton, you act like a cow
ard, sneak and cur.*
"I had no idea of violence. But the
first thing I knew something struck,
me on the head. I hardly think I1
could have struck the door. I fell,
dazed, but soon regained my feet and
would have closed with him if others
had not interfered. That is all there
is to it." KC/J
Speoial to The Journal.
Fresh Ponds, N. J., June 10.Fren-
zied by an attack of hornets, a horse
owned by Ferdinand Schneider ran
into a tree and its neck was broken.
It is believed to have been a case of
Two schoolboys frightened it by
throwing stones. The animal, dashing?
across the pasture, stepped into a
hornets' nest beside a fallen tree.
Instantly the horse was literally
covered by the insects, which began
a relentles attack. The horse's agonyi
was "intense, and it rushed madlyj
hither and thither until it finally
lunged to its death against a tree*.
When the owner found the animal's,
body there were hundreds of great'
wo lt _-_-, wi.~.
O Swolle places on it

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