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TO SHIFT MOODY Choate Feels Too Old for Knox's Place, so Roosevelt Changes Plans. Executive Accordingly Wants Secretary of the Navyto Take the Place. SECRETARY MOODY, Urged by President to Take Knox's Place as Attorney General. Washington, June 14.It Is learned from a high sorce that Attorney General Knox will resign from the cabinet In a few days and will be succeeded by Mr. Moody, the present secretary of the navy. New York Sun Bpeoial Servioe. Washington, June 14.The presi dent has given up hope of induci ng Ambassador Choate to become taaor ney general, and now is urging Sec retary Moody to take the place. Close friends of Mr. Choate have told the president that he would not accept he place because he is too well suited with his prese nt place and becau se he feels that he is too old to take up the hard work th at goes with a cabinet position. Mr. Choate's friends were so positive in he assurances that Mr. Roosevelt did not make him a formal offer of the place. The president, in urging Secretary Moody to take the place, believes it will be easier to And a new head for he navy department than to select a successor to Mr. Knox, outside of he cabinet, who will not be offensive either to the corporations or to he opponents of the trusts. Mr. Moody had decided to leave he cabinet next winter, but, being a lawyer, he would muoh prefer the. attorney-^generalship to he place he now holds and the re is a stro ng probability that he will yield to he president's request. If Mr. Moody should change chairs he friends of Assistant Secretary Dar ling of he navy department will boom him for he secretaryship. LAKE STRIKE MOB FIRES TO KILL Millionaire Owner of Freighters a Target for Bullets at Port Huron. New York Sun Special Service. Milwauke e, June 14.After having narrowly escaped an assassin's bullet at Port Huron, Millionaire John Cor rigan of Cleveland, part owner of he Corrigan fleet of lake freighters and one of the wealthiest men on he lakes, arrived here on he Urania last night from Buffalo,.having shipped as a deck hand. While passing thru Port Huron last Tuesday, he Urania and consort, Polynesia, were attacked by a mob of strikers who were lined up on both sides of the shore and fired on he boats as they passed. Captain Gaines paid no attention to the shooting and continued on his route. Soon after Corrigan and he chief engineer went astern to fix he hawser of the Urania, and while the re saw a man on shore who raised a gun and sh ot at he owner. Mr. Corrigan says had he been armed he easily could have picked off he assassin. On he following day, people came from Port Huron and apologized for the action of the mob. Corrigan says that he strike is broken and that in a" few days he end of the trouble will have passed over. EMPRESS REGE1YES CONGRESS LEADERS Berlin, June 14.The chief interest of the American delegates to the interna tional women's congress" to-day attached to an audience given to twenty-one mem bers of the international council by the empress. The deputation comprised the retiring and newly elected officials of the council, the president of each national council and several leaders of the move ment. The Americans in the deputation were Miss Susan B. Anthony, Miss May Wright Sewall of Indianapolis and Mrs. Swift Her majesty engaged all the dele gates" in conversation, evincing great in terest in the progress of the women move ment. She expressed much pleasure at hearing from the foreign delegates of the success of the Berlin meeting of the coun cil. The American delegates were charmed by the empress* gracious bearing, which Mrs. Sewall said was a lesson in kindness and courtesy. The reception lasted an hour and a half. The sessions of the congress this morn ing were again well attended. Mrs. Em meline P. Wells of Salt Lake City made the first address in the first section on "The Education of Girls in American Pub lic Schools." In the second section Mrs. Lydia K. Commander of N ew York spoke on "Industrial Work for Women and Ma ternity," and Mrs. Frederick Nathan ot N ew York delivered an address on "Fac tory versus Home Work." In the third section Mrs. Cummings of Toronto spoke on "Custodial Care of Feeble-MlAded Women of Child-Bearlng Age." In the fourth section Mrs- M. L. Carr of Lorfg muru i Ml AS THEIR BLIND Startling Incongruity Charged Up to Alleged Saloon Robbers Now Arrested. Even he Young Men's Christian as sociation is not a sufficient shield to keep criminals from arrest as Edward Burns and George Fitzgerald, two Chi cago youths, can testify. They are be lieved to have held up and robbed four Minneapolis saloons, one St. Paul sa loon and one Milwaukee drinking place. The young men are under ar rest in Milwaukee and if the authori ties the re fail to ho ld them, they will be returned to this state for trial. A Milwaukee saloon was held up on the night of June 7, and the saloon keeper, who showed a disposition to interfere with robbers, was locked up in his refrigerator. I he scuffle, he pulled the mask from one of he high waymen and had a good look at hi3* face. A day or two later, he police picked up Burns and Fitzgerald, whom they found at the Y. M. C. A. The saloonkeeper positively identified them as his assailants. Knowing that similar saloon hold ps had be en prevalent in the twin cities, he Milwaukee police sent 'pic tures of their prisoners to St. Paul, where a robbery resulted in an almost fatal shooting. James Murrane of he St. Paul police department submitted the photographs to Y. M. C. A. work ers in the twin cities, who recognized them as likenesses of two young fel lows who had sought to identify them selves with he association. Incidentally, mamermss overcoats and small articles disappeared from the Minneapolis aasocfation rooms abotrt the- time the suspects were hanging about. CORDS PUNCTURED BY FIVE BULLETS Murderous Shooting Near Win dom the Result of a Fam ily Feud. Special to The Journal, Dundee, Minn., June 14.Ernest Cords, who was shot five times by Henry Trautfether, Jr., a few days ago, near Windom, is not dead and his phy sician sa ys he is making progress to ward recovery. A statement of what are alleged to be the facts in the case has be en issued by a committee, and is in substan ce as follow s: Cords received five 32-caliber bul lets in his body. Two lodged in the back of he neck, one in he shoulde r blade, one just below the shoulde r blade and one in the fore-arm. Immediately after he shooting Chris Cords did not chase Trautfether, as reported. did, however, start, to a neighbor's house for assistance. On the way he saw Trautfether, who asked him whether Ernest Cords was dead. Chris, believing his brother was sure ly dead by th at time, replied th at he was. Trautfether then drove on. Chris, after sending for help, re turned to he house to find th at his brother had be en able to go upstairs. Trautfether, in the meantime, had driven to a field in which some neigh bors were working, alighted from his buggy, called to the men, and then, taking a pistol from his pocket, shot himself dead. A old feud, continues the state ment, was the cause of the tragedy. About a ye ar a go Trautfether had Ernest Cords arrested on a charge of assault upon Trautfether's wife. Cords was committed to jail and later was sent to the insane asylum at St. Peter. Cords was sent back to Win dom to jail again, the asylum authori ties declaring that he was not insane. When he came to trial again he was declared not guilty, Trautfeth er not appearing against him. According to Ernest's brother, Ernest recently brought suit against Trautfether for false imprisonment. This is said to have enraged Trautfether. went to he Cords' home and called Ernest out. Chris Cords saw what Traut feth er was up to and called Ernest to return to the house. Ernest turned and started back, when Trautfether pulled his revolver and began firing. NEGRO SAVES LIYES OF GEN. AND MRS. BDCENER New York Sun Bpeoial Service. Louisville, Ky., June 14.To he bravery of a negro is probably due he lives of General and Ms. Simon Boliver Buckner, who were involved in a runaway accident this afternoon. "Jim" Clay observed the runaway, and, dashing into he street, grabbed one of the horses by he bit. held on grimly, falling under he horses* feet as he brought them to a standstill. The trap, as It stopped, struck a wagon and careened. General Buckner hastily extricated himse lf and then as sisted Mrs. Buckner out of the wreck age. Mrs. Buckner presented he ne gro with two $5 bills. ,uu ~c~ a mine manager and bridge builder, is mont, CoL, made an address on "Paren ts dead at his home on a farm near "here, Authority." aged 81. PIANO MUSIC AS CORE FOR SOME BALD HEADS New York Sun Special Service. New York, June 14."Generally speaking, piano music is good for he hair and he music of wind instru ments is bad," said Mrs. Amelia Weed Holbrook, an advocate of the theory th at disease can be cured by music. "No one should undertake the musi cal cure for baldness rashly," she added, "for the very tune th at will promote growth on one head will cause the hair to fall out on another. In Munich there is a hospital where music is used exclusively, and many cures of disease have been effected." DIVIDEND FOR ENGLISHMEN Thirty-five Shillings a Share for Holders of Hudson Bay Company. Special to The Journal. London, June 14.The Hudson Bay company has declared a dividend of 35 shillings a share and has also returned 1 a share of capital. Last year the divi dend was 25 shillings, with 2 returned. The last two years were'the most success ful for many years past. OLD MINING MAN IS DEAD. Detroit, Mich., June 14.Samuel S. Robinson, well known in the copper coun try of upper Michigan and in the west as TAMMANY AGAIN LOOKS TO CROKEB Indications That Murphy's Hold on Organization Is Fast Waning. Special to The Journat. Chicago, June 14.*Walter Well maiv in a New York special to the Record-Herald, says: Is Dick Croker to be invited to come back and take he place of Charlie Murphy as the leader of Tam many Hall? This is a question which just now is much discussed among the dis trict leaders and the rank and file of Tammany. There has even be en talk of a round robbin begging Croker to return from his English retreat and take the reins into his hands again. That there is.great discontent with Murphy among the braves is obvi ous to eve ry one. Predictions are freely made that if Murphy makes a fizzle of it at St. Louis he will be re pudiated and Richard Croker will be summoned from Wantage to take his old place. The prevailing dissatisfaction in Tammany is due to two causes. One is political and the other is "the lid," the suppression of gambling. The most serious part of he com plaint which "the boys" make is that, while their friends and themselves are deprived of the pickings, profits and perquisites which come from a wide open policy, Murphy and his friends higher up are making money in the stock market thru tips given them by traction., magnates and the big financiers who like to stand in with the powers th at be in he organiza tion. Incidentally, I hear on pretty good authority that Richard Croker is anx ious to come back. is awaiting the summons, and probably some of his adherents are fomenting the dis content with Murphy. It is said By men who ought to know, that Croker has run thru a good share of he pile he took away with him, and that, for financial reasons, he is not averse to coming back to he rich harve st field of Gotham. These Tammany men also claim th at Murphy has made a bad mess of politics. ISSUE I N COAIJ ROAD FIGHT Government May Proceed Against Al leged Trust Before Election. New "Vcrk Sur Speoial Service. Washington, June 14.The prose cution of the coal-carrying roads may be made a feature of he national campaign. President. Roosevelt's broad hints have encouraged the be lief that action will soon be taken against the railroads and the anthra cite coal companies under he Sher man" antitrust act. Prior to the adjournment of con gress Attorney General Knox said the coal-carrying roads were being inve s tigated by he interstate commerce commission and nothing could be done until" the inquiry was complete d. Officials to-day express he same opinion. The difference of sentiment prevail ing between the commission and he president leads to the belief, however, that the department of justice may act before he hearin gs of he com mission are resumed in September. CIRCUS GHARIOT IEAM ALMOST STARTS A PANIC Special to The Journal. a Crosse, Wis., June 14.By the throwing out of the driver of a chariot team last night during the closing races of the circus, four horses became frightened and ran around without a driver, almost causi ng a panic among the spectators. The tent was crowded when the accident occurred. Many women screamed and began to cli mb down the seats. The horses were not Stopped until a hundred men lined up and with waving arms headed the ani mals into the dressing room. The driver was slightly injured and sev eral persons in he bruised. THE POLITICAL CINDERELLA. The Congress Shoes-r-Whom Will They Fit? MOORS ATTEMPT TO KID1IAP CONSUL -La- Italian Luckier Than Perdicaris, Who May Not Be Freed This Week. Tangier, Jude 14.An attempt has been made-t0*fe&pture the Italian con sul at Laraehe bya band of mounted me n, who day in1 ambufch for him near his residence, a mile outside 'of tow n. The consul, warned in time, took refuge inside the town. A courier from Raisuli, the bandit chlef who kidnapped Messrs. Perd i caris and "Varley, arrived here during the night: United: States Consul Gen eral Gummere and. the British minis ter subsequent ly visited Mohammed E Torres, representative of the sul tan of Morocco, to discuss he con tents of Raisuli* message. The dis tance of Raisuli's headquarte rs makes the negotiations drag. It is now thought possible that he captives will not be released this week. Hitch in Parley with Bandit. Washington, .June 14.United States Consul GUmmere, at Tangier, Morocco, to-day cabled to he state de- ?ions artmen indicating T:hat the negotia for he release of Perdicaris and Varl ey have not yet been complete d. Ju st where the hitch is cann ot be learned. It is suspect ed th at it relates to the vexed question of a guarantee by he United States and Great Brit ain of immunity for Raisuli and he faithful observance of the sultan's promises. A a result of to-day's ad vices, officials here have changed their opinion as to the date of he release of the captives and say th at several days must yet elapse. FALGONIO WANTS CONDITIONS CHANGED Special to The Journal. Rome, June 14.A sensation was caused to-day by Archbishop Falconio, who has arrived from Washington and has notified Cardinal Gotti he would not return as apostolic delegate to America unless conditions in Rome and Washington were changed. Fal conio says under present conditions his work is being neutralized. JOKE ON HIS FATHER COSTS BOY HIS LIFE Mount Holley, N J., June 14. Prank Reinecke, aged 16 years, was killed by his father while trying to play a joke on the latter. Young Reinecke hid in he bushes along he highway near Riverside and as his father approached the boy jumped out expecting to scare him. he elder Reinecke drew a knife and plunged it into the boy's heart, killing him almost instantly. Mr. Reinecke thought he was about to be attacked by a highwayman. The father is almost insane from grief. I PASTOR OPENS INDIANA^ DANCE WITH PRAYER Brazil, Ind June 14.A dan ce giv en by he Pastime club of Knightsville was opened with prayer by he pastor of he Methodist church as a compro mise with he young folks who were members of he club and church. When he dance was announced there was a division followed by warm words, the -xitrier: members supporting the pastonin tipposltion. The dan ce was given with the pastor arid other members attendi ng In a bo dy and opening the festivities with prayer and with authority to stop he fun if it became to their eyes unseem ly. The waltzes were played slowly and the re was no interruption. There id still much feeling, however. PREPARING FOR WISCONSIN CASE Republican National Committee men Gather in Chicago for Preconvention Work. From a Staff Correspondent. 1' -Chicago,- June 14.Only ten in bers of the republican national com mittee are in the city to-day, and it is not possible to know what he com mittee thinks in advance of he hear ing of he Wisconsin contest. To morrow the committee will ho ld its first preliminary meeting and it will probably be short and confined to the adoption of the record Secretary Dover has made of the proxies. Thursday morning the contests will be taken up either alphabetically by states or in the order in which they were filed. The Wisconsin case will come last in either case. It is hardly likely to be reached earlier,th an Mon day morning. Senators Spooner and Quarles are here ready to present their side. The a Follet te people are also beginning to arrive. Mr. Spooner said to-day that no matter which way he na tional committee decided, the electoral ticket in Wisconsin would not be af fected. "We control that feature of the situation," he added, "and will preserve he Roosevelt electors from danger." declined, however, to tell what his program of preservation wa s. Senator Scott of West Virginia and a member of he national committee does not favor seating both sets of delegates. feels sure he contest will be settled amicably. This sug gests that he may favor seating neither set of delegates. The national committee will do one of wo things in the case. It will hear the evidence and make a recommen dation, or it will decline to hear it and will refer he entire matter the na tional convention committee on cre dentials. This latter body will be much nearer the convention than he national committee and there is much sentiment in favor of passing the con test up to it, especially In view of he embarrassment that would come to the postmaster gener al and acti ng chairman of he national committee, Mr. Payne, if that committee were Jto undertake to pass upon the merits of he contest. Senator Hansbrough and National Committeeman Alexander McKenzie of North Dakota, Colonel C. W John on of Minneapolis, who will be sec retary of he national convention, are here. W. W Jermane. FILIPINOS IN AMERICA AFTER SELF-GOYERN'T Philadelphia, June 14.Accordi ng to the members of he Filipino com mission now visiting this city, their mission here is to set in motion pub lic sentiment favorable to self-govern ment of the Philippines. Dr. T. Pardo de Tavero, one of he promi nent statesmen of he islands, said: "According to the law which pro vides for a popular assembly In he Philippines, it is left to he president of he United States to say when he condition of the islands warrant such an election. Secretary Taft will short ly visit us and make a report on con ditions, and we expect their impres sions will be such as to bring about th*- establishment of popular govern- ment." SUN WORSHIP PRIEST FREE Head of Cult Miss Reusse Followed Is /Jx Not Convicted. *'**?S** t'M, New York Sun Special Servioe. Chicago, June 14.Ottoman Zar An dusht Hanish was set free yesterday aft ernoon by Justice Chott, who found that the state board of health had failed to prove Jjts charges of practicing medicine illegally. In the summing up of the case it was shown, according to the magis trate, that the prosecution had not proven that the defendant failed to get a license, nor had It proved that Hanish sracticed medicine or surgery. HEARST-HARRISON- COMBINE FORMED Deal Intended to Beat Hopkins in Illinois Convention Pre sages Hard Fight. Sprinfleld, 111., June 14.The plan of John H.Hopkins of Chicago and the majority of he members of he state central committee to make Frank P. Quinn of Peoria temporary chairman of the convention, which meets to-day has forced he Hearst and Harrison factions of he party into an alliance defensive and offensive. The de al between Harrison and Hearst was arrang ed last night, but the fact that it had be en made was guarded with the greatest secrecy. It was feared th at if he Hopkins men knew of the arrangement they would offset it by unseating a sufficient num ber of Harrison and Hearst men to leave them in full control of he con vention. The deal is advantageous to the Harrison people, for while they have about one-fifth as many dele gates as Hearst tney are to have one half he delegates-at-large to he na tional convention and equal voice in naming candidates for state offices if the* alliance is able to control the convention. The Harrison people have agreed to vote for an instructed Hearst delega tion and to secure the withdrawal of Chairman James R. Williams from he presidential race. The situation was made more com plex thjs morning by he announce ment by Congressman Williams that he was not inclined to withdraw. has eighty-seven instructed delegates in he convention who would be left to him if Cook coun ty should aban don him. There is talk this "morning of two conventio ns to be held in he same hall if the Hopkins people prevent a roll call. It is certain that Hearst and Harri on can control he convention if they get a roll call and it is equally cer tain th at Hopkins will rule it as long as he prevents a roll call. The convention was called to order with the delegates keyed up to he fight expected on he selection of a temporary chairman. Policemen were scattered Hberally thruout the hall." James Hopkins of the state central committee presented to he convention for temporary chairman Frank P. Quinn of Peoria. The re was a brief outburst of cheers from he Hopkins people as Quinn grasp ed the gavel. Trouble came very quickly after Chairman Quinn had taken up he gavel. ordered the roll of dis tricts read for the names of men se lected at the caucuses fOr the various committees. M. B. Cagn ey of he third district jumped up .and shouted: "There is a contest in the third district." The chairman paid no attention and only stalled softly when Cagney shouted: "We want no gag rule in this conven- tion." The cry was taken up by others arid in a short tim^ he third district, pedr -p\&- had worked ^etntelvfes^/:ihtS ^a frenzy. The chairman, however, quietly or dered he clerk to keep oh. reading and he roll was continued, altho it was not audible ten feet from the stage. Immediately after the roll of committees had be en read the con vention took a recess until 3:30 o'clock. DEATH FOR FOUR IN INDIANA FEUD Gun Fight Between the Routs and the Tows Cuts Down Size of Families. Bryantsville, Ind., June 14.Three are dead and two wounded, one fa tally, as he result of a battle fought on the streets of this village to-day. The dead: James Rout, aged 32. Charles Rout, aged 36. Milton Tow, aged 34. Fatally wounded, James Tow, aged 32. Severely wounded, Frank Tow, aged 26. The fight is the culmination of a feud between the Rout and Tow fam ilies which has existed for several years. The latter are relatives of the Tow family which participated in the no torious Tow-Bass feud, which formed a bloody record for Lawrence coun ty and southern Indiana. The Tow boys were standing near each other in he crowd, when the Rout boys drove past, and It was whispered thru he crowd at once that trouble would follow. Two weeks a go at a social fair the smoldering hostility had be en rekin dled by a fancied insult to Charles Rout by a young woman who favored one of the Tow boys. Hostilities were averted at he time. To-day the Rout brothers openly announced that they had come to "even things up." Within five minutes they ap proached the booth. The Tow brothers drew together and after a brief whis pered conversation stood about ten feet apa rt awaiting he Routs. Bach of the five men drew a re volv er and each side advanced, all firing. The men were not fifteen feet apart when he firing ceased and on he ground three lay dead, one dying with a bullet thru his neck and one still stood with a bullet wound thru his arms and another in his side. The crowd had scattered hastily and none of he bystanders was struck, al tho more than twenty-five shots were fired. ASKS BALM OF GUGGENHEIM Hannah- McNamara Sues Mine Owner for Breach o Promlse^lS^I^K^M Special to The Journal. New York, June 14.Meyer Guggen heim, millionaire mine owner and copper smelter, has been made defendant in a breach of promise suit for $100,000, filed by. Hannah McNamara.. Guggenheim is 76 years of age, and is well known In the northwest. Miss McNamara says he twice promised to marry her. OFFERS TO MURDER MILNER Anarchist Arrested In Johannesburg, Threatens Briton. Johannesburg, Transvaal, June 14. Three foreigners, supposed to be anar chists, were arrested here during the night. One man had been heard to boast that he would attempt .to assassinate the British high commissioner, Lord Mflner, 1 if it was made worth his while* RUMOR OF FIERCE BATTLE RENEWEff Story of Land and Sea Combat al Port Arthur Heard by ^s Russians. Czar Calls Out Reserves and I? Said to Have Sent Baltic Fleet East. GENERAL. MISTCHENKO, Russian at Head of Cossacks at the Mo-tien Pass. i. RUSSIANS TOTAL THE IR CAS- UALTIES St. Petersburg, June 14.The fol lowing official statement of Russian losses In the war has been issued: NavyForty-four officers and 920 men killed 13 officers and 220 men wounded. ArmyThirty-six officers and 980 men killed 103 officers and 2,080 men wounded. Taken PrisonersTwenty officers and 696 men. S Paris, June 14.A dispatch to the Temps from Llao-yang says that the Japanese divisions, which debarked at Ta-ku-shan and General Kurokl's divisions which were at Slu-yen, are marching toward Hal-' cheng. Indications, It Is added, point to a great battle soon In the region south east of Hal-cheng. PURSUE RUSSIANS NORTHWARD Japs Are Tremendously-Active Along All Their Lines. St, Petersburg, June 14, 5:12 p. m.- The Japanese are displaying activity on all their advance lines. According to he information of the war office wo divisions of the enemy are now marching north along the railroad to ward Va-fan-gow (twenty-five miles abo ve Kin-chou). They are having constant skirmishes with he retiring Russians but he advance is not being seriously contested. Alt ho it is too early to determine he exact purpose of he advance, he presumption of the general staff is that the northward movement is intended to effect a junc ture at Skai-chou with the column from Slu-yen, which is still moving westward. Object of Bombardment. 4 4 ^A Speoial to The Journal. Londo n, June 14.A great la nd and nav al battle has been fought at Port Arthur, according to a report re ceivedfi*roinv "St. Petersburg to-day. c*f3 The Japanese army, acting in conjunc tion witfe he navy, began the'attack June 10, and while it is not yet known just how decisive the battle was, re ports seem to indicate it was the most important of the war thus far. The battle began with an attempt of he Japanese to storm he outer lines of defense at Port Arthur, and while the land fighting was at its height the war vessels in Port Arthur, It is said, went out of he harbor to meet the Japanese vessels. It is reported a des perate naval battle followed outside, and th at four Japanese vessels and. two Russian were sunk. The re are a hundr ed rumors em anating from all sources, and it is dif ficult to tell just what has occurred. The land attack indicates that the Japanese army has drawn closer around Port Arth ur than was realized, and th at it is preparing for final battle. I he fighting of June 10, which" was of a sanguina ry character, Gen eral Stoessel, the Russian commander at Port Arthur, was wounded in the leg with a rifle bullet and one leg has'/? be en amputated at the thigh. The bombardment of he coast near, Kai-chau and he blocka de of Niu chuang might indicate that the ulti mate object of the combined mOve-' ments is to clear the Liao-tung pen-J insula of Russians a.nd occupy Nlu chuang as a new base. The garrison at Niu-chuang remains undiminished, but it is not believed th at he Russian pla ns contemplate a serious attempt to ho ld Niu-chuang. North of Feng-huang-cheng the Japanese are also moving. The war office has no advice confirmatory of their abandonment of Saimats za (north of Feng-huang-cheng and east southea st of Liao-yang.) On the con trary, the latest reports are to th.e effect th at he Japanese ho ld Sai matsza, their outposts reaching as far north as Fen-shuy-lin pass (about due east of Llao-yang) which is held by he Russians. A Japanese force of 3,000 men fc reported to be moving north from Huan-dian-siang, thirty miles rojji ,1 Saimatsza. The Japanese a re strongly fortify v ing Feng-huang-cheng as a precau tion against possible disaster. The war office has advic es since June 12 from Pu-lan-tie n, in the. southern part of he Liao-tung penin-' sula, and they do not mention the re ported Japanese ambush of that date resulting in the loss in that vicinity,! to he Russians of 800 men. Neither has the war office anything, confirmatory of he reported ambush ing and almost total destruction by he Russians of two Japanese battal-j ions on he Hai-cheng road. The of ficials of he war office discredit botbjl reports. News from Port Arthur. Private but reliable advic es front, Port Arthur dated June 8 are to the' effect that the Japeneee on that date were still at a considerable distance Continued on Second Page* T~ i x. & ir 9 i.