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years on Phoenix business property se curity . E. E. Pascoe. real estate, loans and insurance. No. 110 North Center street, opposite Adams hotel. ', nn E.AEI BEPUKL a-rEaL estate' SNAP A two lory unfinished frame, house, porches, shade, suburban with two full jots. Owner, a non-resident, says he must sell. Price 750. E.- E. Pascoe. 110 N. Center St., opposite Adam hotl FOURTEENTH YEAR. 12 . PAGES PHOENIX, ARIZONA, SUNDAY MORNING, MAY PAGES VOL. ZONA ICAM - 1, 1SJU4. 12 XIV. NO- . I '. , GOLDEN BUTTON It Only Officially Opened the World's Fair. PRESSURE PREMATURE The Simple Ceremonies had not been Conclnded at the Appointed Time. They Were Witnessed by Great and Enthusiastic Crowds. St. Louis, April 30. The Louisiana. Purchase exposition was formally opened this afternoon. The inaugu;al exercises were- simple and carried iui! nuiiuui uvi.ij aiiu niiuwui many pieces oi wooa laKen irom var flaw. The handling of the ciowd. the ious trees gi own in the Forest Park po.--Ktiarding of the enclosures sacrel to tion of the exposition grounds, the particiiKtnts In tho exercises, anil President Francis and his party were the police work generally could no: 1 ,.SOoi ted from the Administration build have been better. This work was i: ng to the scene of the day's ceremon the hand of officers of t.ie regular ar- jes where thev were joined by the for my, who directed the exposition guards, j ,,igii commissioners, -.Vho had assembled f 1. ....I. ..! f I 1..... . tl- Ihntlf ! It hud been arranged that Piesideit lioosevelt should pres ihe button ex actly at 12 o'clock, but when that hour nrrlved several addresses had not been completed. At 12-15 St. Louis time, in order that his tim mig-lit not be en croached upon the signal was given President Roosevelt that all thing3 were ready. In a. few seconds came th answering touch over the wire from the "White Houe. This officially oiiencd the exposition, but It was determined t oncludo tha programme and the slgnil for the actual opening, for the unfil ing of the flags, the ringing of the bells snd the operation of the great cascades was not given by Director of Works Taylor until 1:04." It was several minutes later when President Francis of the exposition for mally announce-", that the fair was opsn to the world. He made the declaration with a laugh, for bands were playing, crouds were cheering und people were scrambling from their seats to watch the rise of the curt Hn on a drama with whose prologue of several long years they were all familiar. THE PRESSURE OF THE KEY. The President Officially Opened Exposition. the Washington, April 30. In compliance with the request of the directors of the Louisiana Purchase exposition, the pi est lent opined the exposition by wire from the White House shortly after 1 o'clock today, Washington time. The arrangements wire simple in .detail. Immediately upen the completion of the wire circuit Into the exposition grounds the president was notllid and lie re paired to the Kast room, where thtre were assembled the jc Vices of the I'nited States supreme court, the mem bers of the diplomatic corps and a number of oth-r guests of not?. The arrangements contemplated a prompt opening of the exposition at noon, cen tral time, but there were a few min utes delay In making the final prep arations. President Roosevelt stood ut the key chatting with those about him. !n the course of the conversa tion he expressed regret at the inabil ity to be present at the opening of th exposition in person, but said that he hoped he might be able to visit tha great fair layer In the year. A few minutes after 1 o'clock a message from President Francis saying that a"l was ready was ticked off the wire and handed to President Roosevelt. Mr. Roosevelt then gently pressed on the j aiorse Key. wnicn action instantly gave the signal to the St. Louis end. THE OPENING. Louis, April SO. The ceremonies were so St. tng ON YOUR. VACATION You will need the correct time. We guarantee perfect satisfaction with whatever watch you buy of us. We know all about the movements we sell and sell them for just what they are. Don't you need one. GEO. H. COOK, Jeweler, 134 W. Washington St. PHOENIX, ARIZONA. The Lamson Business College . PHOENIX, PRACTICAL BOOKKEEPING, ACTUAL BUSINESS PRACTICE, BANKING . CORPORATION ACCOUNTING, THE GREAT PRIVATE TRAINING Ice Cream and Sherbet Wholesale and Retail Go FORD HOTEL, EUROPEAN AND AMERICAN PLAN THE PHOENIX NATIONAL BANK PHOENIX, ARIZONA. Paid-up Capital. $100,000. Surplus and Undivided Profits, $75,000.00. E. B. OAOE, President. T. W. PEMBERTON, Vice President. - H. J. McCLUNO, Cashier. . R. B. BCKMItTKK, Assistant C'hier. Steel-lined Vaults and Steel Safety Deposit Boxes. General Banking- Busi ness. Drafts on all principal cities of the world. DIRECTORS: K. B. Gage. T. W. Pernherton, F. M. Murphy. D. M. Terry. B. N. Fredericks. L. H. Chalmers. F. T. Alklre. J. M. Ford. H. J. McClun. THE PRESCOTT PRESCOTT. ARIZONA Paid-up Capital, $100,000. Surplus and Undivided Profits. $60,000 . M T M MURPHY, President. MORRIS OOLDWATER, Vice President. rL N FREDERICKS, Cashier. w--: Hit AN DON: Assistant Cashier. Brooklyn Chrome Steel-ltned Vaults arid Safe Deposit Boxes. A freneral banJt ln business transacted. Directors F. M. Murphy E. B Ga.ee. Morris Goldws Ur, Joh C. Herndon, T. G. Brecht, r. M. Ferry. R. n. Fredericks. I . 1 ia r. n A on t 1 1 m in fViaf thav u'ru in nflt-- I feet harmony with the methods of j President Francis and his efficient aids, but they were at the same Ume very impressive, and made a fitting prelude to one or. the most memorable events American history. The dedication ceremonies, a year ago, wre attended by a military pageant that was signif icant of the nation's prowess, and af ter the baptism of arms comes the sweet presence of art and science, and the formal opening today was marked by the absence of soldiery in uniform.. The place of rendezvous was the great plaza to the north cf the Grand Basin and in the shadow of the impos ing Louisiana Purchase monument. At 9 o'clock the board of directors of the fair, the members of the national com inibsion, the board of lady managers and other officials met in the adminis tration building, where there was in in teresting little ceremony as a prelude to the more important events of the day. This consisted of the presentation , to President Francis of a gavel with i which to call to order the assemblage 1 cf notables. The gavel was made of - . - - , . earlier at the British pavilion; and the' irovernora of states end tnt cnmmia.l ' slons and committees who had rounlel ur at the United States Government , building. Secretary Tart, as represent i alive of President Roosevelt! was es- corted to the gn-unds by a military guatd, and proper escorts were furn ished to the members of congress and other specially invited guests. , Promptly at 10:30 the exercises of the dav began. There was little formality, hardly any displa to attract the seekers of the picturesque, and still the pro gramme was carried out amid sur roundings and in a manner always ap propriate. The ceremonies were opened i with an invocation by the Her. Frank "W. Ounsaulusof Chicago. The invoca : tion was followed by -the rendering of , "America" by the bands, and an ad dress by the Hon. D. H. Francis, irts Ident of the exposition. President Francis was given a great ovation. In a hrW address he reviewed the history of the exposition enterprise from its in ception to the supreme moment now at hand, eulogizing the work of his col leagues and praising the public spirit of the citizens of St. Liuls in general. He sot forth the objects of the exposi tion to be to commemorate the past, present the advantages of the present and inspire hope for tiie future the past, the present, the future cf Ameri ca and the whole world. Loud and con tinuous cheering followed the conclu sion of President Francis' rei.iarks, and the band struck up "The Star Spangled Banner" amid 'tumultous cheering and waving of hats and handkerchiefs. WEEKLY BANK STATEMENT A Good Showing on the Face, Bat De ceptive. New York April 30. The bank state ment was the enly news with any im portant bearing on the stock market, and it was received with languid inter eft. It was partly duu to the. foiling that the statement was not accurate in showing the actual conditions. An In crease, although a small one in the cash. item of the bank statement iji the week of lirgest gold exports on recorl Is an anomaly in Itself. It Is partly ex- plained bv the fact that the statement incS not reflect the $3,700,000 shipment; of roI(I that .vpnt out,tod3v nnl which will be carried over into next week's statement. Even alowlng for this, the cash reserve is over $2,000,000 more open-' than was estimated from known move-sim- i ments of money. Local cash operations ARIZONA. SHORTHAND, TYPEWRITING, PENMANSHIP and ENGLISH BRANCHES. SCHOOL OF THE SOUTHWEST. fee Al's. NATIONAL BANK are given as an explanation for thj dis crepancy. The Increase In the loan item was not better than expected In view of ths week' Issue cf notes. Further issues are expected and the placing of the $?7,000,000 New York city loan was ex pected to affect the loan item still fur ther. Also it is generally believed that the outgo of goll up to this time, ex cept the Morgan shipment that want to day, is lor other purposes than the Pan ama canal payment, the principal por tion of which," therefore, remains to be provided for. Details of the operation ore still somewhat obscure to the Wall street mind, especially the manner and actual withdrawal of the government deposits from the banks and gold from the treasury and their Immediate lodg ment. 1 This uncertainty was one of the factors in the stagnant condition of the day's stock market. METALS New York, April 30. Bullishness pre- prevailed in all metal markets today, a! general undertone, however, exhibiting fair steadiness and absence of pressure to sell. Lake copper was auoted at 13.3'fi13.62, electrolytic at 13.12iif"5 13.25 and casting- at V2.K13.12&. GRAIN. Chicago, April 30. Indifferent cables and brilliant weather throughout the northwest and routhwest caused an easier tone in wheat at the opening, July delivery being down c at 84. An active ' commission house demand, however, eooh developed with the shorts, free buyers of May. In conse quence the May option sold up about a cent, while July advanced 14c. The leading factor In bringing out the Im proved demand was the almost s?sa tional bullish crop news from the Ohio valley. 1, ( Local traders who have had' the oppor tunity of viewing Jhe fields In that section . during the past .week found It difficult to Judge of the extent of the damage. Report from such sources had much to do with the generally bullish .sentiment of the pit traders. An other "strengthening influence was the good; demand for the cc.h article her' and in the northwest. Final quotation's on July were SStJ, after the price had touched Viafr--. May ranged between 85 and 90, closing at fl'. A VIGOROUS OLD AGE. Mr. Simon J. Murphy Reaches Eighty-ninth Birthday. His Prescott. April 30. (Special). Mr. F. M. Murphv. president of the ftinta Fe, Prescott &. Phoenix railway. ii exhibit ing with much pride a letter from Mr. Simon J. . Murphy "of Detroit." 'written on the famous "Michigan capitalist's t ighly-ninth birthday. The letter is of a social and personal nature, but is im portant ' as showing the' ..remarkable mental vitality of the writer. ' "" Kvldently. notwithstanding his ad vanced age. he Is still in the full vigor of hii powers. His Investments In ArU rona are extensive, "and It is regarded as possible that he may make another visit to the territory in tho near future. GAMES OF THE LEAGUE Six American and National Contests Yesterday. NATIONAL LEAGUE. At New York R. ..10 ...1 R ...2 ...3 R. -.1 II. 12 i H. 8 6 II. 9 9 E. 1 1 B. 2 6 E. 6 New York.. Boston At Pittsburg - Pittsburg .... Chicago '. .. .. At St. Louis St. Louis ;.. Cincinnati AMERICAN LEAGUE. At Washington R. H. E. Washington.... .1 6 1 Boston 4 11 1 . At Cleveland R. H. E. Cleveland 1 6 2 St .Louis 7 12 : 1 At Philadelphia R. H. E. Philadelphia... ;..6 10 0 New York ..2 9 1 At Detroit R. H. E. Detroit 3 7 1 Chicago 3 9 4 A YOUTHFUL TRAVELER A Five-Tear-OId Boy Crossing the Continent. Chicago, April 30. Fred T. Coggshill, live years of ao, left at 8 o'clock to night for the Golden Gate. He has been made the special charge of trans continental railroads from Philadel phia to San Francisco. The Grand Trunk railway brought him to Chica go, where he was transferred and plac ed in the special care, of an agent of the Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul, which road, in connection with the Union Pac'flc and Southern raoiflc will land him in Oakland, where his father will meet him next Wednesday morn: ing. This Is one of the longest trips ever made by so young a child and the ratt-f roads show an Interest In him by showi ing how safely they can handle chil dren on trips of thl3 character. A HAWAIIAN OFFICIAL. Honolulu. April 30. S. Mehuela, clerk of the house of representatives . has been found guilty by a jury In the fed eral court of destroying certain vouch ers for expenses of the house incurred during the. last regular session. A SCHOONER LOST. Halifax. N. April 30. A message received here 3tates that the schooner " ceded to crods by small detachments. Orona of Annapolis, bound from the f About . two companies with a small West Indies for Halifax with molasses, j; body of cavalry crossed a.t Siaopoussik was wrecked at Herring Cove. All .on J he. From the evening of April 24th, board were lost. onward, reports began to come in to BATTLE SMELL The Great Land Conflict is Near at Hand SKIRMISHES ON THE YALU The List so Big that it has Been Put In the Battle Class Russian Faith In the Ability of KaropatKin to Entrap and Destroy. St Petersburg, April 30.-10:30 p. nu j AH news from the front indicates that the armies of General Kuroki and r.en , eral Oki. comprising about 100,000 men. are being rapidly pushed forward and till h th speedily as possible. Japaneso trans ports have' also appeared at the nioutu of the river, and supported by a few warships, will assist in the operation. The Japanese seem to bo following closely the tactics pursued by them durlne the Chino-Japaneso war, having already occupied Ku Litn Cheng, above Antung, where they crossed In 1S95. The beginning of serious land lighting Is considered to be not far distant, al though a heavy movement of troops may. not begin for several days, not withstanding the Japanese are crossing in several places above Wlju. It is be lieved that the Japanete anticipated more resistance on the Yulu than they have met with, for the reason that their armies were not in position to croiss at the mcment thea dvance guard forced a pa8F.ge. With the advanced body. rt'tne guns were hurried over and the Japanese outposts were entrenched. PosuUory picket firing has occurred constantly, but no importance is at tached to it. -Vhile Russian plans never contem plated a strong resistance to the Jap anese on the Yalu.! it is evident that tha latter expected a show of defense on tlifi river and some surprise 1 manifest ed ven here that practically nc attempt ha been made to Impede the enemy's cjtrssing. In explanation of this it is significantly intimated by members tf tho general staff that General Kuro natkln has some secret -plans, and that the Japanese may soon find thernselve In . trap. Oeneral Kuropatkin's skill as a strat eglst Is the thing in which the Russian army reposes blind faith.' "Wait ontil the denouement." officers" of the' gen eral staff say. They consider that Gon eral Kuropatkin's skill as a strategist approaches real genius. Many, officers claim thnt as chief of. staff General Kuropatjiin was largelv instrumental In organizing the victories of General Pkobeloff aud they delight to tell hovr vears ago during the big field maneu vers at Moscow against the Grand Duke Sergieus,1 he drew the whole of the grand Luke's artillery Into ambus cade, ending the campaign at a single stroke. It is estimated here lhat.it will take the Japanese at least a, week to' bring over their men and baggage and prepare for an advance upon the first Russian line, which is strongly posted at Feng Huan Sheng, fifty miles west of the Yalu on the Pekin joad. "The general stafT does not believe ;t to be possible for the Japanese to de liver successful frontal attacks on this posithin, the country being exceedingly difficult and also favorable for disas trous ambuscades. Members of the start are inclined to think that the Japanese may try a flanking 'movement to the: northward but they say 'that -f they do so It can only be a diversion owing to the bad condition , In which the roads will be for the next fort night. The talents of the respective commanders as strategists. It is ex pected, will be demonstrated by a" ser ies of moves and counter moves. Within the last few days General Kuroopatkin has advised the emperor that he 4s well satisfied with the dis positions made of the Russian troops to meet the Japanese advance upon the Feng Huan Cheng line. He alsc made a .favorable report on the strength of th: Hal Cheng line amove Newchwang and the conditions on the Liao Tung peninsula. It ' is said that General Kuropatkin . upon - his arrived at Liao Yang doubted the expediency of hold ing that place, but he Is now, con vinced that it should be held, whijo It is admitted that the Japanese may be able to land 'at several places on the pe'ninsula and even cut the railway. It is"believed that they will not care to take the risks involved in such a move ment. ' ' ' Vice Admiral Togo could easily hold th.-' Russian fleet In port during ihe disembarkatioVi of the Japanese troops but to insure their safety afterward he would be compelled to maintain a con stantly superior force outside the har bor to ? prevent possibility of the Rus sian fleet seizing the Japanese base and cutting off communications leaving them' to, sustain an unsupported laud attack. ; ! - "Ah invasion of Liao Tung would be like an invasion of England." remarked an ofTlcer of the stall. "As Field Mar Count Y.on . Moltke said: 'There are many' ways' in but not a single way out.' "'-'.' A DIARY OF WAR. Russian Official Reports fronv Yalu for a Week. tf)4 St. Petersburg, April 30. An offienl dispatch has been received from head quarters concerning affairs on the Yalu up to April 2Sth. It follows: . "Official reports received .during the last few days state that on April 22d a movement was seen among, the Ja panese troops on the Yalu and small detachments moving on the left bank. Ou April. 23. larger bodies concentrated opposite Wiju and the Japanese pro- the effect that the enemy was Drenar ing to cross at Wiju, Turen Chan3 and Tchao, Chen Ling. "On the following day the Japanese endeavored to throw bridges across the eastern arm of the Yalu, opposite Tu ren and Siaopoussikhe. Toward three o'clock in the afternoon they occupied the island of Somilinda and saent the night of April 26th on an island north of Sandaku. The Japanese who num bered 500 were received by the first of our light cavalry, who being numeri cally inferior took, boats and 1, crossed to the right bank whence they kept 113 a lively fire, occupying a narrow path along the bank, .sheltered bv a sha-p ascent. "Our light cavalry lost the chief of the detachment. Lieut. SomenofC.and eighteen men wounded, but their se vere fire at short range against the Japanese In close formation must have inflicted considerable losses. At 3:30 a. m., April 26, by their firing on the island opposite Turen Cheng, our guns destroyed the bridge across the eastern branch of the Yalu toward the island of Somilinda, forcing the Japanese to continue their passnee of the river bv pontoons south of Wiju. ' "Toward midday a detachment of Japanese with a battery of artillery be gan a march upon Turen Cheng, but meeting with the fire of our artillery, they retired in disorder and confusion towards the place of their passage. The Japanese battery did not have time ftven to come into action. A 9 o'clock In the evening of April 27th. some three battalions of Japanese crossed the Yalu nt the village of Matoutseo over the eastern branch of the river. The night of April 27-28 passed quietly. On the morning of April 2Sth. our scouts re ported that the Japanese had occupied an island opposite Sandakou, having screened their advance posts on the left bank of the river. Our troops con tinue to occupy their position on the risht bank of the river." THE JAPS DID IT. St.. Petersburg, April 30. The fol lowing telegram from Viceroy Aloxie.f under date of April 30, has been re ceived by the emperor: "The special commission appointed to inquire into the cause of the sinking of the battle ship Petropaylovsk has established be yond a doubt the fact that the bttle-shi- struck a. mine laid by the enemy within the radius of the customary evolutions of our fleet on occasions of its sorties in trie outer roadstead to get at the enemy. - "The explosion of this mine under the boat, the compartments and bunk ers of the Petropavlovsk resulted, ac cording to the view of tho committee of experts, in-which' I Bhare, in a series of explosions through the detonation of pyroxylin and twelve-Inch sheila irt the ship's magazine- and In the explosion of the powder1 stores as well as of the cylindrical boilers. These several ,x plosi6ns were observed in two minutes, which elapsed before the battleship was wrapped in a sheet of flame and disappeared beneath thc sea." RATHER EXPECTED IT. 1 . St. Petersburg, May 1.-4:30 .a. m. The finding of the court of . inquiry that the battleship Petropavolovsk was destroyed by a Japanese mine h3s caused little surprise in St. Petersburg. This finding had been expected sinea Viceroy Alexieffs dispatch of April 2lJ m wnit-n. wee Admiral Togo's claims ttiat he was responsible for the' blowing up of the shin was practically admit ted. The conclusion of the court of Inquiry is based on the testimony, of survivors of the disaster. . .. 1 ONE OF THE, MANY 'MINES. ; Paris. April -30. According to the. St. Petersburg correspondent ' of Echo de Paris, specialists who. have examined the spot where-the battleslilpTetropav Jovsk sank,-declare that, the Japanese had laid a large grvp of connected mines eoch containing eighty pounds of lyddite, in the Port Arthur roadsted. These have now been found and, re moved by the Russians. , . . A VISIT TO PORT ARTHUR. St. Petersburg, May 1, 2:40 a. m. In a telegram to the emperor dated April 30, Viceroy Alexieff ; says: About 2 "'dock yesterday morning four Japan ese torpedo boats appeared in the gulf of Usuri, off the Skrpyler:. lighthouse, but shortly afterward put out to 'open sea again. It was reported from-As-kold island at twenty minutes - past seven In the morning that ten Japanese cruisers and six torpedo boats were coming up from the south. They steam ed first in the direction of the gulf of Usuri, without coming in range. At 10 o'clock In the morning they headed to ward Cape Gamova, and steamed along Russky island, as far as Scott island, eventually disappearing in a southerly direction in a-thick fog which prevent ed further observance of their move ments." ; TOGO ON THE ALERT. There will be no More Raiding Out of Vladivostok. St. Petersburg, May'l, 4:38 a. rh. A dispatch received here from . Viceroy Alexieff says: The continued presence of "the Japanese squadron off Vladlvo ostok has convinced the authorities that Vice Admiral Togo has taken to heart the sharp lesson taught him through his. failure to consider the pos sibilities of. mischief by. the formidable Russian division at' that point and Is now seeking means to stop further raiding operations in the sea of Japan. YEZSAN TO BE SUCCEEDED. Paris, April 30. The St. Petersburg correspondent, of . Echo - de ; Paris .says that the emperor on Monday will sign the appointment of Rear Admiral Ro jestvensky to command the Raltlc sea squadron whichls about to d?part for the far east, and that of Vice Admiral Eezobra'zoff as commander of the di vision now there, the latter replacing Rear Admiral Yeszan at Vladivo t k. A BATTLE ON THE YALU. - Report That Japanese Gained ' Great Victory. I , Washington. April SO. Reports have reached . the ' state department from sources which the officials de t:ot care to divulse. to the efreet that a great battle was fought on the Yalu, resulting In a complete Japanea victory. Detai'a ore unobtainable.' ' POSSIBLE THE BATTLE., Toklo, April 30. Admiral Hooya, com manding the third squadron, reports that on the. morning of April 29 gun boats fired on the enemy at the mouth of the Yalu. , The Russians dil not re ply. Later a' flotilla of '.small ships armed with cannon opened fire on 150 of the-enemy at Sandorotc. The latter retreated to the mountains and many were wounded. The Japanese had no casualties. A FIGHT IN PROGRESS. Kaupang Tse, Manchuria,' April 30.-. There are persistent reports here of the first land battle 0 the war, fought on the Yalu. It is sajd that 16.000 Japane erosred . the- river Thursday, April it and attacked 300) Russians who' were strongly Intrepched Jn; fortified posi tions. This morning it is rumored thit the Japanese reoeiyecj reinforcement und that the battle is still in prore?. Japanese sharps rooters. It Is ssid, have killed many Russian officers made con Fplcuous by their uniforms. Sbfyi.Hal Kwan, April 30 Report of a bitf battle on the Yalu Is given con siderable substantiation. ' The informa tion was brought by-four Danish mis sionaries -Just arrived . frcm New Chwang.. -When the. missionaries left Antt'ng ten days ago there were Rus sians in the vicinity to the number, of 20,000 in strongly fortified positions!, BATTLE STILL GOING ON. The Japanese Think It Will End To- Tokio, May 1 11 a. m. Advices from the front aay the Japanese forces began an attack on. the Russians on the Ya lu river, last Tuesday., The battle was continued on Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday,- A decisive struggle Is anticipated tdiy Sunday.- - On .Thursday the Jafpanese effected a i-rus5jng or me iaiu ana secured a lodgment on the- right bank of of the ! "vfer. The fighting Saturday was at long range,, and there was a duel with heavy guns across the river. Fighting j was resumed at daylight today (Sun-,at day). The Russian force is estimated at thirty thousand men. The' Japanese loss' la reported to'have been small thus far. - 7 J . ; ' - NO GREAT BATTLE. Russians Say They Have not Enough Men to Make One Possible: ' - St. Petersburg. April 3.:. (11:59 p. n.) -The, .reported, big .Japanese ' victory on; ths- Yalu 'Is pronouncei her to be impossible unless the Japanese choose to Interpret their wactieallv nnlm peded passage to the river as a gteat. victory. - v ' . : As-tthe Russians have little .more' than observation outposts wltfi a few gun to harrass th crossing of the Japancfte. anything beyond skirmishing is declared by a member of the general staff to have been out of the question, Liao Yag is connected by wire with the headquarters of the general corn mandine the 'outrjosts and it is nro- sumed ' that! the' commander would re- ' port immediately any accident of 'im portance but the latest iofQiTpaticn of skirmishing is covered in a statement issued "by the general siaff, tonight. ' ,' - QUIET ON FRIDAY". ' ."r' : ..St. - Petersburg; 'April 3-J.--The em peror .fcasvrecelve telegram -from Kuropatkin' .of today's ..daie- saying: "Gen. April Sasulitch reports the night,, of 28-29 quiet. Sr.-.all bodies of vupuurvc aic j ti w i J 1 , Kin L ; i 115111 UtlllK of. the Yalu. :; The Jananese have not yet undertaken active, operations."; 4 - ,. - f 1 i WANT MONGOLIA CLOSED. St Petersburg, April 30. Russia has called the 'attention -of1 'the Pekin grv- ernmcnt, jg . .reports, received from the j xvussia.u mnitary autnoritiesv maicainijj j that Japanese oflicers are making their . j way . through Mongolia to the railroal near Harbin' with' the Intention-of de etroylng It. The 6ffU?ers who were exe cuted -ten days -ago', at - Harbin ;."carne through Mpngolla. ' - .' ' ' SWEDEN IS NEUTRAL. ' . . .Stockholm, April" 30. King; Oscar has signed' a' decree declaring- strict neu trality between the Japanese and Rus sia during the", war. ' .The- decre . i similar in terms to that Issued hv the Danish government.. . .. CIVILIAN - PRISONERS. They Are , Being WeH Treated by . the I -Russians. St. Petersburg. Aril, 30. 11:49 p. m. A party of 140 Japanese prisoners' who were recently removed to Tomsk from Vladlvof,qk. Harbin: Chita and Dalny. where they were., when the war broke out. hav.e been:- sent ;to . the. .village of Kolpash'eovo two .-hundred miles . dis tant. Where they will ;i emain until the opening of- navigation. Then thev' will be taken to. Euroaean-Russia. Accord ing to reports the peasants are treating them well. The.vlllage'school house at Kolpashevoi has ben, prepared tor their accommodation. .- Howlong the govern roent'will hold them is not known. AN.OTHER CORPS ORDERED.'. . ' St. Petersburg April 30. An imperial decree has . beta ..issued ordering the formation cf . the third Siberian cor as. UNDER THE TRAIN.' A Traveler. . Temporarily Insan-- Com mits Suicide. , ... . ; :vibuiuer4ue,':,K.:, M April . 3.r-Cart Myer, ;'. . ' passenger, on the ' overland train, jcommltted. suicide this afternoon by throwing himself under the train. His last .-yill, . dated Se-sa Francisco, January -. 9. .490?. was :our.d .the body. It 'bequeathed his property in Pueblo, to John Stormrr.el of that cit;;. rink bioks showing a. balance of $912 in. a savings bank. In San F.-nncitsci) was found In his pocket. Temporary j insanity - was i the cause of the tsulcWe, A FATAL ERROR - . 1 -v.' '-; An Iron Mountain Engineer Forgot an Order HIS LIFE WAS THE PRICE Seven Others Killed and Sixteen la jnred A Train En lost to tae World's Fair Hit a Switch at a Speed of Forty Miles an Hoar. Klmmswick, Mo.. 'April . Eight cersons were killed. andS4xieen injur ed today by the wrecking of train. No. 18. on the Iron Mountain railroad at Wkkes 'Siding, a mile "and a 'half north of here. The dead are: Jam Bailey, engineer;' Al. .Oumpert.' fire man. A. E. Taper, master mrchsni.; Express Messenger DeGroat;" J.. . Xealy; Edward Uisibard. DesSoto. i and two unidentified passengers. The injured: J. C. Austin. en Jaw " tor: St. Louis; Joseph Delhaff. S4. J : seph. Mo.; John Casey. Rv. w. f Xorth. Harry Hamel, A. J. Dkk. VTm. Leavitt. Chicago; A. P. Ylck,. IiitlU " apolls; Fred Ross. Ulrica Uoss, Ds. to. Mo.: J. J. Howland. LittW Kum,v Ark.: Penwick De Ruth. JuveniU. L ; L. J. Lynch. Peoria. 111.; M. D. 0 Louisville. F. L. Merrill. St. Lul. There was a breakdown last nlfci of a freight train on the wiain lin W tween two switches at Wickes Si-Jia. ' Orders were issued for all north-bs4 trains to take the siding as U ma'.' lire was blocked. J. C. Austin, ran. ductor of the wrecked train. dccU that ie read the order to Engineer ! lev. and handtd a copy to him at Soto.' a few miles south of here.- Tk train, however, passed Klmmswick !ts way north at a high rate of s?4 ana eitner the engineer forgot the v aer r made a miscalculation as to ki4 location, for the train struck the s it fc Wickes Siding at a s;eed of nearly forty miles an hour. The engine turned a somersault ul tne engineer was buried beneath tk- Iron. A. E. Tabor, master mechasi of the Iron Mountain system, who Was riding in the cab. was also ir.ttabtlr killed. Fireman Gumpeff Jumped. bl was seriously injured. ' The " biggjg car was nipted from the rails an4 landed in a ditch nearly a hundred fet from the scene of the wreck. h..C. p. GrOat. an -express messenger, waa tak en from the wreck In a critical Condi tion and is not expected to liv.' Y. , After the baggage, car left !KT.riU the smoking car and coach Imrpeflinte ly in the rear, toppled to one aide an l weie badly damaged. Four paiJcr.gers ".nr 1. Tk l,rv,m nI ! ln0e sef cfha ch,e ln I S-SurS h?,t ?k "''t ' JSi hr!!k.?! the rails and the occupants without injury. ' escaped MINE WORKER ASSAULTED A National Organizer Beaten Almost ", .toDeatX V . ' " renvr, 'April 30. Willi -.m; Vaxd jot.' - 1 national oreranizr f th I'nit.J VI, rW6rker, who was assaulted Lfn!rat nt SaV&onf hv -.' to talk tonight. 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