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VOL?? XXI NO. 22.
KICmiOND, VIKGINIA. SAT?liDAY, ?. Y 14, 1904.
li ? E. FIVE CENTS
Walking Colored Folks Not In?
jured-Mr, Powers Disgusted.
THE "JIM CROW" RULE VERY UNSATISFACTORY.
COMPANY EXPLAINS?THE SITUATION
The street-car situation here remains
the same. Eighty or ninety per cent, of
the colored people are walking. It
would require much space to detail the
individual cases, where colored people,
1x)th male and female have suffered in
their efforts to emphasize the disap
provai of this iniquitous rule made hy
the street-car company.
One colored female weighing approxi?
mately two hundred pounds has been
walking from up-town to Onnrch-hill,
although she has been unfit for service
when she reached her place of employ?
WHITE FOLKS IN STREET CAR WRECK.
The wisdom of the colored people in
oiding trouble by staying oft" the
?streetcars was never more strikingly
illustrated than is shown by the crash
of the freight cars at the 0. ?ft O tun
ne! entrance near 18th aud Marshall
8ts.,:nto street-car No. 35.1 last Monday.
Cnly white people were on the car
and as a result, Mr. Fred Gayle. Mr.
Frank W. Fields and Mr. George P.
Outland, all white were injured. The
first named is at the Virginia Hospi?
MR POWER'S LETTER.
The feeling of the white people is
well expressed in the following letter of
Mr. R. W. Powers of the firm of Pow?
ers. Tnylor & Co.
Richmond. Va., April 22, 1904.?
Mr. S. P. Huff, Manager Passen?
ger and Power Company:
I Uike a lively interest in every tiling
that tends to promote the best interest
of this city, one of the elements ot our
growth and prosperity is a good car ser?
vice, r.nd I am pleased to observe that
you are rendering a first-class service. I
however regret exceedingly that you
have felt it necessary to enforce the
law dividing the races on the cars. I
have heard but one expression, and I ?
have heard many that it was unneces?
sary and calculated to produce friction
if nothing worse I have freely used the
cars since they have been here and have j
never had. any trouble or been incon- '
venienced by the Negro.
It is not pleasant to have a conductor
speak to your wife as one did to mine '
to day. She got on a Clay street-car at j
Park and Harrison, about 9 a. m., she
took her seat very near the middle of I
the car, she was the only passenger on
the car when the conductor told her
she must move up to the front of the
car: she replied to him that she was the i
only passenger and that there was no
necessity of her moving, that she would
doso if it was necessary. When lie re?
plied, "You will have to m<>ve, there is
Now Mr. Hu?, what has occurred to
Mrs. Powers may occur to others an<~
there are some ptHiple who will not
stand it?I hope you will look carefully
ruto this question and see if it will not
be to the mterett of the public? as well
as to the management of the ears that
this foolish law be not enforced.
Very truly yours,
R W. Powers.
MR. BTUVT*a ??G?.???????.
The V irgiuia Passenger and Power
Company, through General Manager S.
F. Huff replied that the present arrange?
ment'was due to an effort to prevent the
placing of separate compartments in
the street-cars, a thing which would
tend to bankrupt the company. Mr. j
Powers promised to try to comply with I
Richmond, Manchester and Peters?
burg are the only cities that have "Jim
Crow" street cars. ?
If the colored people continue to stay
off the cars, the company will be as
much of a bankrupt as it would be to
have sepe rate cars. I
The officials of the company are of
the opinion that the colored people will,
within three months get tired and be '
back on the cars in fall force.
The colored people alone can decide '
this question. The white gentleman, I
who spoke to us about his cook says that
he has a row with her nearly every I
day about bringing his dinner to him
on the street-cars. 'She wants to walk |
The great objection to the rule is
that it was unnecessary. General Mana?
ger Huff can remove the obnoxious
signs and restore the tformer status of
affairs whenever?be chooses to do so.
There is no law compelling a "Jim
Crow" system on the street-cars of
'??. J. E. ISltTCE SPEAKS PLAIN?
The Street-Car Situation.
Yonkers, N. Y. Mny 9th. 1904.?
bMy Dear Juhu Mitchell: ?
The Negroes of Virginia are. with
you to be'commended for their magnifi?
cent display of self respect, aud their
couragt OBI refusal to ride in "Jim
Crow" compartments on public carriers.
1 have recently heard several very prom?
inent whit* gentlemen in New York,
speak in highest terms of the manliness
of tho bla:k men of Virginia, m the
stand they have taken while they de?
nounced in rnmcasuretl terms the con?
temptible action of the street railway
! company iu thus seeking to further
j humiliate intelligent and self-respecting
PEOPLE WILL YET WIN.
They predict that if tho Negroes do
not weaken, the Company which is
panceruig to a maudlin public (?) senti?
ment will fet-1 the etYect? of the loss of
patronage, which loss cannot fail to
nllYct the pocket nerve of the promoters
of this latest iniquity. 1 hear only
words ot praise for your manly stand in
this crisis and of your sensible advice to
our men and women to "walk."
VOICES THE HOPE.
God grant that there may not be
found in the city of Richmond any Ne?
gro man or woman so wanting in self
respect or pride of race as to submit to
| the gross indignities against which the
thonghiful men and women are nowcon
I tending. Their effort for the triumph of
justice and fair play cannot fail to be
j productive of good. Twenty years
hti.ee, the white race in Virginia will
Ix* a-shanied to refer to the record which
is now being made by white men in
Richmond who seem to forget that the
law of compensation compensates,
and that this world was not made for
C;esar and his Queens.
OOD'S .IISTICE SCFKICIENT.
When human justice fails there is
consolation in the thought that God's
justice is sufficient forali purposes. The
present petty persecution of our race in
Virginia, politically and otherwise by
white men is a magnificent tribute to the
worth and value of the race and a com?
pliment to its progressiva spirit. If the
Negroes of Virginia were all that Mr.
Page pictures them in his Magazine ar?
ticles, there would be no fear of them
politically and no objection to them on
TIME WILL DETERMINE.
The logic of events will determine all
these grave questions within the next
few years. This whole movement is
[?art of the conspiracy to put the "nig?
gers" face in the sand. It can only be
averted by such vigorous methods as
ihe Negroes of Virginia are now employ?
ing in self defense. K?*ep up the fight,
and may God bless and prosper your
Sine? rely yours, believe me,
John B. BRUCB.
Kev. I>r. Uarksdale Dead.
Mj.v t>, 1904.?
BAKkSDALE? Rev. Dr. J. L. Barks
dale, pastor of the Union Baptist Church
of this city, died at his residence, 6M
South Itti St , this a m , 9:55.
W. R. Patterson.
Another Court in .Manchester, Va?
Grand Worthy Counsellor John
Mitchell, Jr., assit*ted by Mr. Thos. H.
Wyatt, Cashier of the Mechanics' Sav
ings Bank and some of the ladies of the
Grand Court of Virginia, instituted
King's Daughters Court, No. 70, Mon?
day night, May 9, 1904.
This Court was gotten up through
the energetio effects of Sister Anna
Taylor, making her fifteenth Court es?
The Grand Worthy Counsellor highly
complimented her on her work of only
a few weeks and hoped < he Order would
blossom and bloom in Manchester as a
The following Grand Officers filled
G. W. Inspector. Miss M. L. Chiles;
G. W. Inspectrix, Mrs. Katie Thomas;
G. W. 8. Directress, Miss Eva G.Davis;
G. W. J. Directress, Miss Lucinda
Smith; G. W. Orator, Mrs. S. L. Mitch?
ell; Conductress, Mrs. Rosa Lovings;
G. W. Ass't. Conductress, Miss Lucy
E. Christian; G. W. Escorts, Mrs. Anna
Taylor, Mrs. R. E. Wesley and Mrs.
Nannie C. Johnson. R. oik)., Miss V.
O. Proctor; R. of Dep. Mrs. Georgia
Rolling; Herald, Mrs. Adlaide G
Thomreon; Protector, Mr. Thomas H.
The visi'ors made short speeches of con?
gratulations after which a bountiful re?
past was enjoyed by all.
The party went over in one of Mr. A,
D. Price's large picnic wagons, and the
trip made in 25 minutes time, was high?
ly enjoyed by all. *
The Meeting at Charlottesville.
The Grand Lodge, Knights of Pythias
?. ?., S. A , ? , ?., ?. & ?., will meet
at Charlottesville, Va., in its ninth
annual session next Tuesday. Reduced
rates have been secured for the Uniform
Rank, which will leave next Monday
The delegation will leave Monday at
2 P. M. The public meeting will be
held Wednesday night iu the church of
which Rev. R. C. Quarles is pastor.
81.,0.00 Endowment Paid.
Burgess, P. (X, Va., April 27th, 1901 -
This is to certify that ? have received
from John Mitchell, Jr , Grand Chan?
cellor of the Grand Lodge of Virginia,
Knights of Pythias. (#130.00) One Hun?
dred and Fifty Dollars in payment of
the death claim of James Diggs, Jr.,
wlio was a mcmbsr of Pythias Ixdge,
No. 21, Knights of Pythias, ? ?., i?.
?., ?.. ?., ?. ? ?.
James ? DbMS
J. W. PEtiRAM,
Mrs. J. W. Pkoram,
-Mr. W. L. Young of Men1.. Vit .
called on us.
-Messrs W. T. Keen and C. L.
Pritohard of Danville. Va., were in tho
city this week.
-President G. W. Hayes of the
Virginia Theological Seminary and Col
lege called on us this week.
-Rev. E. D. Samuels of East
Orauge, N. J., was in the ciiy this
wees enroute to Portsmouth. Va. He
reports his church in a most excellent
condition. Mrs. Samuels,who underwent
a painful op?-ration some time 'go is
-Messrs Henry Bassett and W. M
Prestou of Martinsville, Va., and Mr. J?
R. Elam of Danville, Va., visited our
office this week.
-Sir Geo, W. Rison. in company
with Mr. Sutherlin tf Danville. Va.,
was in the city this week.
-Miss Helen Clarke of Phoebus.
Va., accompanied by Miss Dobson of
this city visited us this week, she antic
ipate spending a few days visiting
relatives and friends. We wish her a
-We return our heartfelt thanks to
Sir W. E. Williams and his mother for
courtesies extended us during our recent
trip to Pulaski, Va. We longed to re?
main in the '"Valley City" of the moun?
Wanted?A first-class practical horse
shoer, must be sot>er, industrious and
willing to sign contract for at loast a
year. Reference required.
Gilbert C. Pricb,
19 Florence St.,
3t Cleveland, O.
Wanted?An energetic, honest man,
who understands ar d can take charge
of a job-printing office.
The Cleveland Journal.
3t Cleveland. Ohio.
Wanted?A first-class colored barber
to go to Ronoeverte, W. Va. Must be
rapid and of a polite und agreeable dis?
Address "M," cto. Planet.
THE FIRST OMJIl OK CALAXTHE
The (?land Worth*, Counsellor I'res
enl ? Xew Officers.
Charlottesville. \"a., May la, 1904.?
Grand Worthy Counsellor, Johu Mitch?
ell, Jr., arrived here last evening at
about i p. in., accompanied by Mrs.
Anna Taylor, Deputy; Miss Lucinda
Smith. Miss V. C. Proctor and Col. E.
R. Jefferson, Assis.aut Surgeon Gene?
ral for the purpose of organizing a
court of Calanthe here.
They were met by Deputy Grand
Chancellor .Times H. Ferguson and Sir
Hudson Jenkins. Thev were soon con?
veyed to the residence cf Mr. and Mrs.
James H. Ferguson, where they were
The new court Mt. Calvary was in?
stituted with the following officers:
Worthy Counsellor, Mrs. Lucy A.
Jenkins; Inspector, Mrs. Marv M.
Davenport; Iuspectrix, Mrs. Nannie A.
Arnett; S. Directress, Mattie L. Terry;
J. Directress, Lula A. Washington;
Orator, Annie Coles; R. of Deeds, Mrs.
Carrie Lee; R. of Accounts, Mrs. Nan?
nie Holt; R. of Deposits, Mr. Hudson
Jenkins; Worthy Escort, Jennie Nelson;
Worthy Conductress, Maggie Cooper;
Asst. Conductress, Ophelia Scott; Her
aid, Bettie Galvin; Protestor, William
Shepherd. Trustees; Mr. James H.
Ferguson, Mrs. Adeline Ror, and Mrs. !
Alter the initiation, a snpper was
served and the visitors heartily eujoved
the repast. They expressed themselves
as being much pleased with the visit.
The party left tor Richmoud at 4:0.?) this
morning. Miss Procter will remain
with us today.
The ?National Baptist ?S. S. G ? ion
Hoi?!*, a ?Jreat ?Meeting in Man?
The regular monthly meeting of the
National Baptist S. S. Union was held
on last Sunday, May Kth, 1904 at the
Zion Baptist Church, Rev. W R. Ash
burn, B. D., pastor, at 3:30 P. M. The
edifice was crowded from pulpit to door.
Rev. James H. Stephens welcomed the
Union on the part of the church an?!
Sunday-School. President B.?H. Pey?
ton responded. The programme rend?
ered by the varions schools was very
interesting. Excellent addresses were
mad?? by Rev. D. W. Dm vis, U ?., Rev.
W. R. Ashburn, B. D., W. H. James
and Col. K. A. Washington.
The Union is proud to note the large
number of converts reported from the
varions schools. The next Union will
lie held at the Mt. Oliv et Baptist Ohurch
on ih?? Jini Sunday in June. A lively
time is expected. At this mooting plans
will be put forth looking forward to the
S. S. Convention, which triti meet in
Danville in August.
NEARLY 200 THIBETANS KILLED
British Less Four Killed am. Twenty
one Wounded In Last Fight.
Rritish <",uu;i. Karo G;? Tl.?bri.
Ma> .'.- ? siilT ????? t?i .1??\? tho
Thibetans from th?dr posi? ions two
miles below the pass las;? ?1 tor six
Th?1 Thib- tans, nuit boriili; IM?, lieb]
the position with groat t? ii:u iiy. and
lost nearly 200 before thoy wore ex?
pelled. The British losses won? Cap
tain ltcthune and throe men Killed and
21 mon wounded.
A snow storm prevailed throughout
Advance on Lhassa Inevitable.
IiOndon. May lo.?Tho Daily Mail
this morning says it understands that
a British advance on Lhassa is now
inevitable and that preparations to
that end aro progressing.
Five Hundred Mine Workers Strike.
Shaniokin, Pa.. May 1 1. ---Five hun?
dred employes wont on slriU.? at th
Gre?mough colliery, op? rat? .1 by loeal
capitalists, because the latter changed
a system of disbursoniont which tho
men claim lessens their daily earnings.
CANT GRANT LIQUOR LICENSES
New Jersey Supreme Court Decides
Borough Councils Have No Power.
Tronton. N. J., May 11. ? Justice
Swayzo rendered a supreme court de?
cision in a Hightstown case, which in
effect holds that the lommon coum-ils
of boroughs have nr. power to grant li?
quor licensee. A number of borough
councils throughout the state have be?n
granting licenses by virtue of their
charter. The borough laws were re?
vised in 1897, and In the revision noth?
ing is ?aid about licenses. Justice
Swayze holds that the revision super
cedes all former laws and charters re?
lating to boroughs, and that the power
of boroughs is limited to the revision.
In consequence of this decision, hotel
licenses in all btiroughs will now have
to be obtained from the county court
under the general Inn and tavern act.
WILL FLOOD BURNING MINE
Fierce Fire is Still Raging in Locust
ishnmohin Pa.. May 10.?All hope
that tho five men who won1 imprison?
ed on Thursday last in tlie burning
Locust Gap mine are alive has boon
abandoned and the mine will now be
flooded to extinguish the flames. A
fierce firo is still raging in the mine.
James K. Roderick, chief of the state
bureau of minos; John Fahoy and
Miles Ikmgherty, officers of the United
Mine Work? is. officials of the Phila?
delphia and Reading company and rel?
atives of the five men in the burning
mine agreed that the missing miner?
were dead, whereupon Chief Rod?>rick
gave permission to the company to
floo?l the mine.
All for a Girl.
A Russian widower in Lipowet2
wanted to marry a young girl, who re?
fused him because he hied three chil?
dren. He thereupon took them into a
forest, where ? hey got lost and were
finally found as frozen corpses. The
willow?r ?f*a imprisoned.
Space for It.
Pyn.n Tennyson Kiplung?I hope
you will find space for my poem, "In
the Midnight'? Stilly Gloom."
Editor Y?-s: IU have the boy empty
the waste-bashet jus; as soon as he
con.'s in.?Woman's Home Compan?
MAP SHOWING DISTANCES IN THE RUSSO-JAPANESE WAR.
Starting at Port Arthur on the above map. the outer edge of the first circle
la 1?? riiiles ?H?tant from tho Russian stronghold, and each circle beyond adds
another hundred. Thus, from Port Arthur to Fusjui is BOO miles, from Pori
Arthur to Nagasaki :?!>out 00, from Vladivostok to l'ort Arthur about 630,
from Tort Arthur t<> Harbin nearly ."VM). These distances, of course, are is the
cr?)W flies, ?nid by water routes and rail they are BTBBtcr. Wlien it is noted
how near Jnpnn HI to the scene of war her >rr<?fit success foltoarlBg the sudden
BaateBiag Of lioshlities is not to be wondered at. Th?* strait of ??G??, BfepaTBl
??? Kor? ?? ati<l .lapin, is only about KM) unies wide, ami warships and tiuopn
had comparatively short ?HitBUTS? 99 go.
THE HOME OF RUSSIA'S MINISTER TO KOREA.
London Hears They Are Firing at
High Angle on Fortress.
Russians Report Railroad and Tele?
graph to Port Arthur Re-established.
Japs Occupy Feng Wang Cheng
After Sharp Skirmishing - ropat
kin May Abandon Liao Tun'_ .Pen?n?
sula? Rumors of Severe Fighting.
London. May 11.?The Tokio cor?
respondent of the .Morning Post, ca?
bling under date of May 10. s??.ys that
a high-an^le bombardment ?>? Port Ar?
thur is proceeding.
One of the explanations of the res?
toration of the Port Arthur railway
suggested here is that the landing
of the Japanese at Pttsetro was later
ropted L?J a ?ale and compelled their
temporary retirement to the coast, or
that the Japanese ars allowing the
line t?) remain open for the removal
of non-conihatants from Port Arthur
prior to a Ixmibardmcnt from land.
According r? telegrams from Shang
hai, (Jouerai Kiiropatkin is making a
general concentration of troops at
Mao Tien I.ing Pass, where the next
great battle is expected to take place.
The Daily Chronicle's correspondent '
at Shan Hai ? wan. under (fate of May '
10, says that the Japanese first army
from the Yalu river already is threat?
ening the Russian position at Hal
Cheng. The second army, marching
in throe divisions in order to co ?por
ate with General Kuroki, has defeated
the Russians near Wafting Tion with
great loss, the correspondent saj . He
adds that the Japanese artillen was
The Daily Chronicle's Tokio eotTSS
pondent declares that Port Arthu; will
be bombardili with heavy guns, and
that a con? .nt rated assault will be
made on a wvll known vulnerable point
in the defenses.
Gen. Zassalitch Killed in Battle.
Paris. May 11. ? The Matin's St.
Petersburg correspondent says it it
persistently rumored that th?ire has
been a big fight near Mao-Tien-L'ng
pass between tho Russians and Gon
ernl Kuroki's army. The Russians, he
says, lost heavily. Lieutenant General
Zassaliteh being among tho kill???..
Russia Still Holds Port Dalny.
St. Petersburg, May 11.?A semi-offi?
cial dispatch from Mukden denies the
reports that the Japanese have
tured Port Dalny.
An official lnv?>stigation shows rxt
there Is no truth in the report th:. la
Vladivostok and Port Arthur a?
rons have effected a Junction a;t? r a
navy battle, in which both squn !i uis
PORT ARTHUR RAILROAD OPEN
Alexieff Reports That Communication
With Fortress Is Again Established.
St. Petersburg. May IL?Th.- most
important off* "ini news troni the trout
Is that telling o? tlie rottti let? re oata>b
lislinient of railroad and telegraphic
communication with Port Arthur, al?
though how it was brought about and
whether a battle was necessary to ac?
complish it are mysteri??s which Vice?
roy Alexieff failed to clear up.
The elation of the authoritiej, a nat?
ural ? ?uisequen? e of this achiev?Mii?Mit,
is sobered by official dispatches show- I
ing the activity of the Japanese in
Eastern MamTmria. Kuang Gen Sian
(Huang Tiang Sai?), 50 miles north?
east of Feng Wang Cheng, was occu?
pied by the Japanese May 5. Thi? en?
ables an advance along the bad roads
to the flank either side at Liao Yang
or Mukden. The territory between the
main road to Feng Wang Cheng and
the river Tayang has been penetratoti
by such a strong force of Japanese as
to lead to the suggestion that another
army has landed at Takushan, of which
the outside world has not before heard.
The activity of the Japanese, how?
ever, has been expected, and therefore
has not diminished the satisfaction
felt at the opening of communication
with Port Arthur. The Slav swings
from pessimism to optimism as quickly
as a pendulum, and Viceroy Alexieff s
dispatch has produced a feeling among
the people that the defeat on the Yalu
and the interruption of communication
with Port Arthur should not have been
taken so seriously; that General Kuro
patkin never had any intention of mak?
ing a stand on the Yalu; that the at?
tempt to cut off Port Arthur was an
absolute feature of the enemy's plan
Of campaign and was bound to ooiur
sooner or later, and that the Russians
Should be thankful that they had time
to prepare for the defense of Port Ar?
thur until (?eneial Kimipatkin oui*
The people naturally wish for mor?
Estatini soBceradas the rn isSshllsliBBiaf
?? eSB?Bllialratk>B with Tort Arthur.
All they know definitely i.s that l.h*
railroad bas Ixen repaired ana Mi,*.? ?t
6 oYlock yesterday afternoon th^ drat
dispatch passed over the reconstru?*???!
30.000 at Port Arthur.
The ASSO* ?ated Pi v-;s la further in?
formed that the sans?n at Port Ar?
thur is stronger than heretofore has
teen stated. "There i no reason to
k?*ep the strength of the gat ?son at
Port Arthur a secret.'' said the in?
formant of th?* Associated Pr?ts. "The
Japanese know it l??. . tse ?f th? ir per?
fect intorniatimi. We nave 20,00 aol
i?ers and 10,000 sai lora 'here. Tht lat?
ter will not b?? us"d on the fortifie tuona
except as a last extremity. The Japa?
nese will not obtain possession of ?yur
fleet even if they capture Port Arthur.
The ord?*rs to the commander there are
that he shall, when a fall is inevitable,
to put to ??-a an?! ?*ngage the enemy.
We do not psopOW; for the Japanese ta
find in the harbor a number of ?*nl
uabi.' warships win? h the* ran Jelt?
and add to tln-ir fleer. Moreo\ r. .u
battle the Japanese sriH miter a? ?*????
as fir ships, and those of the latter
Which do not escape will go dOWB -O
the ?muera." t
Haa Food For Three Months.
Shan Kai ? wan. May 10.?A a; I
chain lur. who Ifl in a position to i*,v
trustworthy information hf iSd
a correspondent of the .\s>m vt..>.d
Press that, ?u Pori \r.hur there i? >nlf
ml ?? .. to IbbI the ami ? alpe Or
six weeks and thai the lood supply
there will fe?>d sum? men for s
JAPS OCCUPY FENG WANG CHENG
Russians Blew Up Magazine Be*>-e
Tokio. May '.?. Last Friday after
sharp CBTBlry skirmishes at Krhtaitsu,
Santa ?su and other places, a detach?
ment of ini ant ty belonging to QsaSCBl
Kuroki's army tind. Feng Wang Cheng.
Tho Russians before retiring oxph?J?-d
tin? magazine, but lofi large quanUrj.?s
of hospital stor?*s. which are b^'.ng
used by the Japanese hospitals.
Natives In the vicinity of Fjng
Wang Cheng say that last Monday Ihe
Russians carried about SO1' wounded
through that place, and that th?ir
casualties probably were above 3000.
A detachment of the Japanese army
operating on the Liao Tung Bcalnsola
dispersed small hands of Ru--.;an
troops on Friday and captured .
Tien, a railroad station. The Japanese
destroyed the* railway and telegraph,
tints severing the Russian corani' ? j.
tion with Port Arthur.
Russians Will Leave Guard to Prevent
Pillaging By Bandits.
Shan Hai Kwan. May 10.?The evac?
uation of Now* hwang continues. The
Russian authorities have promised to
leave a sufficient rear guard to prevent
pillaging by the Chinese bandits, who
are in the vicinity and awaiting an op?
portunity to got into the city. Disman?
tling of the fort continues, all artillery
being placed on trains.
Nothing further has been heari of
the Japanese transports which were
seen recently near Kai Chan.
The Russians aro QOSBBSaadserfaB'
cattle on the wosi side of the Liao
river, and the Chinese are indigna a" at
this procedure. Eight hundred he? : 'f
cattle have hSOB seen at Yin Kow,
A Japanese spy has bo?*n discovered
at Newchwang. He was approachod
by Russians, who pulled at his queque.
which came off. He was taken pris?
oner, but subsequently esi^aped -vi'h
the help of some Chinese, who di
ed tho Btteatloa Of the Russians.
Tho dynamo connected with the
mines at New? hwang has not beta re?
Abandoning Liao Tung Peninsuia.
Shan Hal Kwan, May 9 li U? re?
ported here that there has been se?
vere fighting at Feng Wang Ch, B| .:?
which the Japanese wore victor: we.
They took many prisoners. The Rus?
sians are retreating toward Hal
Cheng. 32 miles ?-ast by north of New?
chwang, and are evacuating the west?
ern siile of the Liao Tung sentasi I
BUILDING SUBMARINES FOR JAPS
Newport News Shipbuilding Co. Said
to Have Contract For Four.
Newport News, Va., May 11.?From
a reliable source it is learned that a
contract has just been awarded tue
Newport News Shipbuilding company
for the construction of four Lake sub?
marine boats, destined for service with
the Japamso navy in the war now fo
ing on in the Far East. Shipyard orTi
cials here refuso to confirm or deny
the report, but it is believed here I U
the yard has been rushing work oa
warships contraeteti for in an Indir ? t
way for the Mikado's government tor
some time past