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Where you know the flsh are, Tho Tec Dee Want Columns uio whoro tho Want Ad. ?Gtidors look, THH T1MKS. FOI.'NUKD ?m. ??1G DISPATCH. FOUNDED ISA impair Results Eyery Time. W?i?n you advertise in tho Too -Beo Want columns you aro suto of securing fesults ovory timo. WHOLE NUMBER 16,57?. 1?CHMOND, VA., -WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29,1004 PRICE TWO CENTS. Watch Tor the Mid week Bargains in Thursday's Times-Dispatch, SUMMARY OF THE DAY'S NEWS The Weather. WASHINGTON, June 28.-Forocaet for Wednesday nnd Thursday: Virginia?Partly cloudy Wednesday, probably sliuwcrs; Thursday fuir, warmer In Interior; light to fresh northoast to Bottthoiutt winds. North Carolina?Mio wer* AVednesday, warmer In nxtrotno west portion; Thurs fair, warmer in Interior; light to fresh uoulli tu southwest winds. Tho weather In Richmond yesterday wns cool and pleasant in the mornlngi followed In th" evening by rising tem? perature nn'l ft terrlilc electrical storm. RANG ? OP TIIK THKIiMOMKTl_.Il. ? ?? M. 76 32 M.78 0 P. M. Ml U Y. M.78 0 P, M.7il 12 midnight . 72 Average. 77 2-3 ? Ugliest temperature yesterday.RO Joy/otti temperature yesterday. r,f Meati temperature yesterday..,...71 Normal temperature for Juno.74 Departure from normal temp?rature.' fio Precipitation during past 21 hours..., ? MINIATURE ALMANAC. June 29, \VA. Bun rises.1:?3 I HIGH TIDE. .Sun neis.7:34 Morning.5:33 Moon rise?.8;5t ) Kvcnlng.0:01 Richmond. Preliminary steps taken by physicians nnd others ?or the establishment here of u furai which shall he tho homo and hos? pital of consumptives?Baronet of Sweden now In Richmond on route to Old Point, where he has special permission to inspect the defenses of Fortress Monroe, give? hi? Impression of the management of the war hy the Japanese; speaks also of Russian desire for an Island held by Norway and Sweden-Dr. Charles Iv. Steel dies at Virginia Hospital after brief illness?-Old man arrested, he declares, for having in his possession his own fur? niture-Speaker Ryan to leave the Leg? islature-Drowning man had to grasp red hot rod to save his life; hands very painfully burned-Death of widow of former Auditor Turp'.n at advanced age ?if eighty-four years-Woman takes luu ?ianum for headache medicine and nar? rowly escapes death-Dr. Weston Bruner considering flatfterlng call from Washing? ton Church. MANCHESTER-Joint ses? sion of Council elects School Commission? er.??, NN'ater Commissioners, Gas Inspector nnd president of ihe Board of Health One small tire in tho city in a month Committee meetings-Marriage at Meado "Memorial Church this evening-Alleged ??aso of kidnapping comes up oh Satur? day. Virginia. Heavy pressure being brought to hear on Dr. 13. A. Alderman from* Louisiana to keep lilm In that Stato?A girl In Orange swallows carbolic acid by mistake and is lu u critical condition-Torrlttc storm ?loes Heavy damage In Buckingham-Tho negroes In Buckingham wanted to lynch Banks, but could not get a white leader -Judgo Yarrell opens his campaign in Petersburg-Non-caucusing members of Petersburg Council protest against tho election of city officers by old body and employ counsel-Three negroes killed during a thunderstorm Monday in a barn near Houston, Halifax county-Berkley whiskey dealers nsk for investigation of alleged Sabbath violations and now think thoy acted unwisely. North Carolina. Tho Asheville bank cases to be tried at a special term In Charlotte-The llrst cotton mill run hy cxdored labor in North Carolina sold out under foreclosure Tho Southern Railway purchases the '/immerman property at Charlotte-Pro? position to reorganize the Pilot Mountain Bank and Trust Company at Wlnston Salem-Big Fourth of July exercises pre? paring for Gutlford battleground?Cap? tain M. L. Barker, of Salisbury, accepts lucrative offer to drill troops in China, and will leave with his family for that country, , General. Tlio Inco of the war map changes; heavy engagement expected to-day near Sla-Mocheng; Russians routed at Fon Shin Ling and beat rotreat; Kuropatkin retires northward with Oku on his heels; Russian position strengthened and Kuroki not bo secure from flank attack-Ver? dict in Slocurn inquest places blame on directors and officials of Knickerbocker Steamboat Company, eome of whom have been arrested; holds Captain Van Shaick and Pease criminally responsible; charges 'Mate Fiannagan with cowardice, and ad? vises that action of Inspector Lundberg be brought to attention of Federal author? ities?-Wall Street friends preparing to stampede Domocratlc convention for Qroyer Cleveland; ex-President said to bo willing; Chicago report says financi?re want Gray or Harmon; oplitleal gossip St. I * ? 111 h boodle.* makes confession to At? torney Folk and tells remarkable story of bribes and bribery??Syracuse wins two out of three races on Pouglikeepslo course; Cornell takes tho 'Varsity .?.ours ??Seaboard Air Line'directors meet, but ho statement is forthcoming-Vandals rip holes In Santos-Dumont's airship and ascension on July 4th is now Impossible ?JiKlgo Speer renders Important decision In reference to chaln-gungs?Congressman House, onco member of Confederate Con? gress, Is dead In Clarksvlllo, Tenn.? Cobos, defaulting cashier In Mexico City, again admits guilt-Dan Kmmett, who wrote "Dixie," Is dead in Mount Vernon, O.-Sam Jones saye he is too busy for vico-presldency?iSenntor Gorman Issues ?Internent snylng recont reports misre? present him?General Macdpnald begins operations for reduction of Tibutlan. works nt Jong and the surrounding mountain hides. KNOX AND CORTELYOU BID CABINET FAREWELL (By Associated Press,) WASHLVGTON, D. C, June 28.? Attor? ney-General Knox nnd Secretary of Com? merce und Labor Cortelyou took leave of Ihelr Cabinet associates at the soinl w?okly meoting to-day. Their successors, Secretary Moody and Victor H. Metculf, are expected to tako tho oath of oillco next Friday, tlie beginning of the now fiscal year. Paul Morton, Secretary Moody's successor in the Navy Depart? ment, probahly will not assume the duties of his olllce until next Monday. The 110 advertisement** for Uolp pub? llsl.ecl in to-day's Tlnioa-ulsnatoh ou page ti aro us follows * 3 Onice Help, 5 Agents. 10.) Miscellaneous, ii Trades. 8 Domestics. L This not only Interests those out of work,? but those desiring to improve timi/.? panifions as well. Mr. Cleveland's Picture of Himself and Miss Democracy. ?McCutchean, In Chicago Tribune. ARE PLANNING FOR CLEVELAND STAMPEDE -;- ? Heavy Financial Backing AVill be Thrown Behind the Movement. . MINES ARE NOW BEING LAID Wall Street Is in for It and Grover Is Said to be Willing. (Special to Th*s Tlmes-Dlspatch.) NEW YORK. Juno ?8.?Orovci clove land's friends In Wail Street, have plan? ned to stampede the St, Louis conven? tion for the cx-Presldent. The im?nelo! interests will bo represented, altnougn no? body In Wall Street to-duy wou a say how theso interests Intend In orlng about the nomination of Mr. Cleveland Tho impression in the financial aislrict ,3 th*t Parker cannot secure the nomination and that Bryan's influence will not be i.cworfuj onought to offset any movement to have Cleveland nominated. One of the leading fnanclers 'n the country, who Is a warm friend of tha former President, saya Cleveland will not refuso tho nomination. "No man has over refused the nomi? nation of a national convention," he said, "and I have every assurance that Mr. Cleveland will not establish a prece? dent." The statement Is being ireely made that Cleveland has been assured ot heavy financial backing and It Is with this pro? viso that he has practically agreed to becomo the Democratic presidential can? didate. Sinews Waiting to be Strained. Regarding the question of lundi, to con? ouct the Democratic campaign next fa'l, the Wall Street Journal to-morrow will say : "Thoso who aro anxious to bring about the nomination ot tho form?}: Democratic 1 resident, assert that, with Mr. Cleve? land as Us standard-bearer, tho Demo? cratic party would have little difficulty *n raising the funds needed ior tne con? duct of the campaign. Eight yours ago, when, for a brief period, fio election of McKinley seemed In doubt, they claim thut a leading railway capitalist came to Wall Street and In thrjc days time raised $3,000,000 for the Republican Na? tional Committee. If Mr. Cleveland wore the nominee of tho Democratic party this (Continued on Second Pngo.) NO FINANCIAL PLAN CONSIDERED Seaboard Directors Meet, But Mr. Williams Refuses to Talk. (Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.) NEW YORK,' Juno 28.?I'll?* directors i,l tho Soaboard Air ???? mot to-uiy, and ?while It wns rumored that ???.?'??-p? o? great- Import, concerning tho lutili"? ii-,aii ( lai reorganization of the coin par. y vero considered ut the nicet.ng, and th ' il very lively discussion of tho vlu imi.? plans lor putting tho rond ou a botter liuti: cial looting took place, no dliect state? ment could be obtained from any ot'ilie directors. When seen after tho meeting, Mr. John Pkollon William?, chairman cf l.io jonnl, elated that nothing of puu'lii* liitoiv?! had been discussed. Mr. Williams said i hut iu> financial plun hud bcon coiisid i'i'Cil ut Uie meeting, BOODLER'S CONFESSION Gutke, of St. Louis, Tells Folk About Operations of the '"Combine." IMPORTANT REVELATIONS (By Associated Press.) , ST. LOUIS, MO., June 28,-It was an? nounced to-day that Charles A. Gutke, former member of tlie House of Dele? gates, convicted on a charge of bribery and soon to be tried on a similar charge, to-day made a complete confession to Circuit Attorney Joseph AV. Folk, -in which he declared that former Delegate Charles F. Kelley told him he received $50,000 for going to Europe when his pres? ence in St, Louis jeopardized men .of prominence. Kelley Is also resting under one conviction, and is soon to be tried in another case. Circuit Attorney Folk attaches great Importanco to tlio revelations which havo been made by Gutke. He said that it opened up many new avenues of Investigation, and that It brought things to llglit which had not been heard of before, involving tho men higher up. The Confession. When ho caino from tho circuit attor? ney's office, Gutke had given for publi? cation written extracts from his confes? sion, of which the following Is a part: "Tho first bill that came up after I had become a member of the combini) in tho House of Delegates was 'the suburban loop bill.' The combino got 120,000 for tholr votes on this bill; on tho 'Unlor Avenue' bill wo got $18,000; on tho 'Cen? tral Trnction* hill wn got $75,000; on the 'Third Street lino' bill we got $15,000; on the 'Lighting' bill swe got $47,500; on tho 'suburban' bill wo wore to got $75,000, Which Is now In the safo deposit box In tho Lincoln Trust Company, being placed there with tho agreement that It should be turned over to us when the hill had beon passed. "Whilo these are some of the largest bribes secured during my torni of office, thero were innumerable others ranging, from $10,000, for switching hills, to a few hundred dollars for somo minor privilege. Tho bribe prices were fixed In meetings of tho combine. "We would select an agejit of tho com? bino by hullnt to nogotiato for and re? ceive the nionoy. Tills agent would dis? tribute thn money amongst lie, From my Intimate knowledge of dealings with this combine, and from Information secured on what has been going on hero for tho lust quarter of u century, I mako the positive statement that thero,, Is hardly a corporation In tho city of St. Louis of $250,000 and over that has not (?ithor been held up for bribe money or bought official action from the combine of dele? gates. Acted as Agent. "I'acted as the agent of tho combine lu a number of theso deals. In the 'Suburban' deal I wont with Kratz to Stock's house and was present when the agreement was made regarding tho bribe of $ft0,000 l'or lCratis, which Is now in a luck box in the Mississippi Valley Trust Company. 1 went with ?'hurles Krutvi nuil Carroll to tho office of a prominent l.i'okiT in tlie Lighting ?leal and there $20,(100 was pulii me by this broker to give tho iioinblne, and tin? promise Was mudo then, thut ?,27,500 inure would be yul?V* WAS DUE TO GROSS NEGLECT I I. Coroner's Report on the ' Slocum Disaster, MUCH COWARDICE AND MISCONDUCT Captain Van Shaick and Captain Pease Are Held Criminally Responsible. OFFICIALS OF COMPANY HAVE BEEN AfffiESTED Jury Returns Sensational Ver? dict and Coroner at Once Is? sues Warrants?Mate Flan nagan Is Called a Coward. Inspector Lundberg Also Criticised. The coroner's Jury In the Slocum In? quest has returned a verdict finding: That the Immense loss of life on the General Slocum was due to the miscon? duct of the directors of the Knickerbocker Steamboat Company; That Captain Van Shaick Is ci-lmlnally responsible; That Captain Pease, of the Grand Re? public, and captain of the steamboat company's fleet, is criminally responsible In that he failed to "properly equip the Slucum with fire apparatus; That Mate Flannagan acted In a "cow ardly manner"; ? That the action of Inspector Lundberg should be brought to the' attention of the Federal authorities, Coroner Berry has Isstied warrants for the arrest of the direct?.;/)? of the Knick? erbocker Steanfboat Company. Inspec? tor Lundberg and Mate Fl.innagan have been held In $1,000 ball. The president and secretary of the Company are also under bond. (By Associated Pr?s**-) NEW YORK, June 2?!.- 1'he ?nqulry conducted by Coronor Ben y ai.u a jury Into tho General Slocum di'siu>t-v.? was roncluded to-day, and after nearly l'eut* hours' deliberation a verllct was ron? dered in wh.ch the directors ot ?it- Knick? erbocker Steamboat Computi}, tn?? cap? tain of the Slocum, Captala Pease, the commodore of the company s fL-'t airi ethers were held criminally i*t*sp_-..?.bl-?' Warrants for their tirre'st wero issued. The mate of the Slocum, accoullng lo the Jury, acted In a cowardly manner, nnd the misconduct o? Steamboat tti?>n>e?t tor Lundberg, It was recommended should be brought to tho attention cf the Federal authorities. Manslaughter in Second Degree. The charge In each cas?? was :n*vn flaughter in tho second degree. Bail w_3 fixed by tho coroner In amounts varying from $1,000 to ?5.000. The i.irec-'.-a ?if .he company are Frank A. Barnaby, ry.iii? tilent; Charles E. Hill, vice-president; Barnes K. Atkinson, secretary; C. Pelacey Evans, Robert 3C. Story, Flovd S. i.orbin and Frank G. Doxter. When the assistant district attorney moved that warrants bo Issued aftu- tho verdict had been given, Mr. MeManus, counsel for the steamboat company, pro? tested that such procedure was unneces? sary, as all the men wero ready to ap? pear and givo ball when caiied foi Tho protest was of no avail. Released on Bond. The mate, Edward Flan najan, who was under detention ns a witness, was the Barnaby and Secretary Atkinson, and l*ls ball was fixed at S1.000. No bpnds mtin bel'ng- on hand, ho waa committed I (Continued on Second Page.*! HEAVY PRESSURE ON DR._A_LDERMAN Louisianians Doing All They Can to Keep Him at Tulane. (Special to Tho Tlmes-Dlspatch.) CHrtKLOTTEHVlLLE, VA.; Juno 28. Fresldent-elect Alderman spent another Strenuous day to-day, being kept busy acknowledging telegrams and letters from his numerous admirers throughout Louisiana, who aro leaving no stono uu turned In their effort to Induca him to declino the presidency of Ilio University of Vlrglna. Hardly hatl ho breakfasted this morning beforo a message camo from Baton llouge, stating that Uilrty-flve Slato senators and ninety representatives had signed a petition asking hint to stay with 'rulline.? Arci?n*-* tho other telegrams received was the following : New Orleans, La, June '.'A. Dr. Edwin A. Alderman, University of Virginia. Large and enthusiastic meeting of uluniiil adopted resolutions to-night and memorials presented, signed by Governor Mayor, judges, bank presidents, and all exchanges, lawyers, doctors, clergy und business men and members of Opperai Assembly, all oudijrslnB your administra? tion, urging you to remain with Tulane anil assuring you of co-operation and sup? port In' the future. Same iniilletl to-night. You huvo been our best friend, and wo want ytil* with us always. TITLANH ALUMNI ASSOCIATION, CHARLES HOSEN, President, ijEO. H. TJ5WWH"JI5?K-, Suo'y. READY TO GRIP IN A FIERCE STRUGGLE The, huddle of huts below the trench In which the Japanese are pouring fire Into the Russian ranke, la Llao-Yang, the storm centre of the Manchurlan campaign. It la an Important strategic point between Muk? den and Hai?Chang, The Japanese are now attacking the railroad between Muk? den and Llao-Yang. SUPREMACY IS BROKEN Cornell Loses to Syracuse in Two Races on Poughkeep sie Course. WINS THE 'VARSITY FOUR _ I Winners on Poughkeepsle Course yes? terday: 'Varsity fours?Cornell, two miles; time 10 minutes, 53 3-5 seconds. Freshman eights?Syracuse, two miles; time 10 minutes. 1 second. 'Varsity eights?Syracuse, four miles; time 20 minutes, 22 3-5 seconds. (By Associateli Press.) POUGHKEKPSIE, N. Y.. June 2S.-Cor pell's supremacy Is broken and the Syra? cuse" men In town to-night nro lu a state of hilarious delight, for In two out of three races on the Poughkeepsle course to-day, the only races In Which she was enetred, tho crews of Syracuse University won victory from the sons of Cornell. In tho four-mile eight-oar "varsity race and In the freshmen two-mile elght-onr race, the Syracuse oarsmen won hy hand? some margins, coming out of obscurity so marked that last night tho friends of Syracuse could not find takers for bets at 1 to 12. Cornell won the four-oar 'varsity raco with case. Wisconsin, which was thought to threaten all competitors In the four-oar and? 'varsity races, was nover a factor, coining in next to last In tho four-oar race and lust In tho 'varsity. Feeble Showing by Columbia. Columbia, the "dark horse?,!.' whoso mysterious doings up stream have led to a good deal of solicitude on tho part of all of her competitors, did woll In tho four-oared race, in which she .came In second, though sho mado but a feeble I showing in the others, coming In last in | tho freshmen raco and fourth in tho 'varsity. No records wore broken. Indeed, the last was slower than for threo years In two of tho races, and moro thnn a min? uto anil ? luilf slower than last year's 'varsity ruco. In the 'varsity olghts Cornell led oft at the pistol shot in characteristic stylo but lost her lead almost, Immediately to Syracuse, which a ?|utck stroko pulled ? head to a lend which thoy never lost during the race, and which was Increased to flvo lengths at tho finish. The real race was between the other four crows. Wisconsin for a time fought hard for third placo, hut after tho soc? ond mile sho fell steadily out of it, and finished rather badly at the tali of tho procession. Georgetown made a fine strugglo also for third place, but could not mulntuln thn tremendous pace, and finally had to give way to both Pennsyl? vania nnd Columbia. The Summary. Following Is the summary: 'Varsity four-oared ruco?two miles Won by Cornell. Time, 10 minutes 53 H-5 seconds; Columbia, 11:12 I-fi; Pennsylvania, 11 ?1? 3-5; Wisconsin, 11:18 2-5; Georgetown, 11:34 3?5. Freshmen, eight-oared ??raco?two mllos? Won by Syracuse, T'me. M minutes one second; Cornell, 10:12 2-5; Pennsylvania, 10:18 1-5; Columbia. 10:28 1-2. 'Varsity olght-ourcil race?four miles? Won by Syracuse. Time, 20 minutes 22 3-5 seconds; Cornell, 20:31 1-5; Pennsylvania, 20:33 4-d; Columbia, 20;4fi 2-5; Georgetown, 20:63 3-5; Wisconsin, 21:01 1-5. COLONEL JOHN F, HOUSE DIES AT CLARKSVILLE . CkAUKSVILLF, TKNiW, Juno 28.?For mer Congressman John F. House died litre to-day. Tho deceased was a mem? ber of tho Confederate Congress and of tlio United Slulus Congress from 1875 lo 18S3. He wus defeated In' 1887 for the United States Senate by Senator Hate. Colonel House wus born In Williamson county, this ?.tutu, lu 1?3T. , HOPE FOR THE DYING Movement Begun '.to Establish Farm for Consumptives Near Richmond. PROMINENT MEN JOIN HANDS A move has been inaugurated by the Associated Charities, composed of all the charitable organizations of the city, to perfect plans for tho prevention and spread of tuburculosie In this State and city. The first important development In th,o matter was the unanimous approval which was given it last night by the Richmond Academy of Medicine and Surgery. Dr. Henry Vf. Cook, at tho request of the Associated Charities, Introduced the questlcm of prevention of tuburculosis. Dr. Cook presented the scope of action as contemplated in order that It might ro celvo tlio moral support of this represen? tative body of physicians of Richmond. Tho organizations will work along tho lines already proven so efficacious under tho administration of Dr. Hermann Biggs, chairman of tho City Health Board of Now York, who was Instrumental In car j rytng out the movement ugulnst tho dis? ease tn tho metropolis. I. Thoro mortality has been reduced fifty por cent, in less than two decades, mean? ing the saving of over tour thousand lives a year. His efforts were directed under certain woll-dellned laws. Besides the strict observance of tho rules of health and use uf the most nu? tritious and strengthening food, tlio plan embraces a farm where those In early stages of tho disease may be treated und nurtured back to honlth. Many Cases Curable. From sixty to seventy per cont. of ear? ly cases aro enrabio under those condi? tions. For tho present, the Associated Chari? ties will confine themselves to woikiug ??.long but two of the rules ?oroscrlbud, looking to tho futuro development af their plans, ? It Is nroposod to establish a tann on *bo suburbs, and to undertake to aupply the worthy indigent cases In their homes with nourishing food, and to give them rjistruetlon in sanitation. Expert opinion from some Noi thorn Jtinatorlums Is thnt lu this clima.o such Continued on Socond Page. COBOS AGAIN ADMITS GUILT Says lie Plundered the Central Bank of About $470.000. (By Associated Press.) MIOXICO CITY. June 28.-Assistant Cashier Cobos, of tho Central Bank, bus again uilmltted his guilt, and expressed reu't'ot that other bank employes we,ru held. He confesses thut he plundered the bunk of about $170,000, having ab? stracted. ?8OO,000 from th? bank receipts on Muy 30th and 31st. Mho value of all the property purchased by Cobos is small compared with the annjunt of money taken, and up Investigation is being mail? In the hop? of recovering at hast par) of it. ? new a.viiaium, cashier was up? coluteli U1--U?/. Ktiroki's Movements Cause War Picture in East to Change Its Lines. SLAVS DEFEATED AT FEN SHUI Kuropatkin Withdraws to the North With Oku on His Heels. Fight Expected To-day. (By Associated Press.) HAI CHENG, June .28.?Th? war picture has quickly changed, thanks to General Kuroki's movements. A heavy engagement is ex? pected to-morrow, near thc vil? lage of Sia-Mocheng, "fifteen1 miles south-southeast of Hat Cheng and an equal distance due east of the railway. The Japanese have now p^ss^ ed Daliti Hill and arc twenty miles south of the Russian posi? tion. The Associated Press corre? spondent returned her,e from Ta V Tche Kiao at dawn to-day. A.:, terrific rain rendered the rpads* almost impassable. ' V? The Russian regiments are camped on high grounds. Signal: fires from thc hills are burning*,', lighting up the bivouacs and the ' lines of the cavalry r?giments.* Long trains of soldiers are con? stantly passing and repassing. Thc Russian troops are in excel? lent condition. General Kuropatkin and his staff are apparently quite easy in their minds. The Japanese have : given the Russians time to strengthen their base and flank while General Kuroki is not as secure as formerly from a flank attack. General Kuroki cannot get around the Russian position without forcing a fight. IS BACKING OFF. Kuropatkin Still Pushing North?* ward, With Oku on His Heels. (By Associated Press.) ST. PETERSBURG, June 20?1:51 A. M. ?No further advices from tho front hud been received up to midnight, though news from General Kuropatkln and Roar Admiral WIthoft (In command of the naval force at Port Arthur) was eagerly awaited. The usual rumors uf. heavy fighting pervndod tlie city, but they wero based wholly pn tho fact that tho armlos are in closo touch. Though It appears now from General Kuropatkln's tactics that a heavy en? gagement may bo deferred for some days. It is possible that the Japanese may rush matters, tx is not generally expected hero that Goneral Kuropatkln will give hattlo until ho reaches a position of hin own selection. It may clarify tho military situation to explain that tho country in which the armies are now comlnr Into contact con? sists of a series of mountain chains run? ning parallel with the railway alongside of which tho Russians are falling back a? thi? Japanesa advance. Fon-Shul Mo Tien and Dalln are all pass?e which take tholr namtw from the mountains over which thoy run. General Kurokl, wh?? has heretofore been east of theso moun? tains, Is advancing to tho westward from Siu-Yen through a very rough country, and his columns must traverse the passa* named beforo emerging Into tho most open country along the railroad, uppruxi roatoly abreast of Tu-Tt-he-Kfap, Hal? Cheng and Lino Vang. Tho Russian outposts and tho Japanest* uni now In close touch at these passes. The Russians, after harassing the Jap? anese advance from eaoh of theso posi? lions, nro falling hack on Gonoral Kura? putkin's main body, which le supposed to ho somewhere between Lieo Yuug and Ta-Tche-Kla*> General Kuropatkln Is nov?r movine slowly northward along tho railway, and wherever he makes a stand there will be precipitated what Is expected to bo th?* decisive battle of the campaign. In the meantime General Oku Is advanc? ing along tho railroad on tho heels of the withdrawing Russians. He la backed by a powerful army. How lariee a portion of this army he has detached to Jola General Kurokl has not hei/n developed, but It U probably large enough to add material , severity to the fighting beforo the H''*H ti.m* finally abandon the mountains. ?*>-?_-?< _? Uie ?rvattiiji. ?ascree?* loe a???