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E. a THAYER, Publisher. WAUSAU, - - WISCONSIN. ENGINE MAKES HAVOC BLOWS UP IN SHADDOCK, PA., AND WRECKS THINGS. Hi* Men Are Injured and Three Bulld- Partially Demolished- New Jer aey Woman Learns that She Ik Heiress to Estate of $200,000. . Engine No. 1*220 of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, east-bound, exploded while passing Tenth street, Braddock, Pa. Three men were fatally injured, three others dangerously hurt and five buildings were wrecked. Two of the houses caught fire and were destroyed. The engine was proceeding east with a long freight train and was moving with considerable speed when suddenly there was an explosion. This was followed by a cloud of steam, cinders and flame, which continued to be propelled into the air until the engine reached Eleventh street. Here it left the tracks, the boiler being blown twenty-five feet, striking St. Paul's Polish Lutheran Church and part ly demolishing it. while a cylinder head crashed through an icehouse. The causa of tlie explosion has not been ascer tained. STRIVING FOR PENNANTS. Standing of Clubs in tbe Two Principal League*. The clubs of the National League now stand thus: W. L. W. L. New York... 7 2 Boston 5 5 St. 1.0ui5.... 5 3 Chicago 4 5 Brooklyn .... ti R Pittsburg .... 4 (1 Cincinnati ... 6 5 Philadelphia.. 2 8 Tlie table below shows bow matters stand in the American League: W. L. W. L. Boston 8 2 St. Louis 4 4 New York... 5 4 Detroit 5 5 Philadelphia., 5 4 Cleveland .... 4 5 Chicago G 5 Washington... 0 8 TO SHARE IN S2OO,(KM) ESTATE. New Jersey Woman Finds Document! Giving Right to Fortune. Through the accidental finding of some papers Mrs. Nicholas Vail Winkle of W •rrenville, X. J.. has learned that she | Is entitled to share in an estate valued at $200,000, which has been left by her mother, Mrs. Mary Havens, who di* .1 in Michigan a short time ago. When a child Mrs. Van Winkle was adopted by a Brooklyn family and a promise was ex acted that she should never be told her real name or the whereabouts of her par ents. The latter moved to Michigan and she knew nothing of them until the la j,°rs were discovered and commun ca: >u opened. Her father was found to l *c still living. SPENDS $78,000 IN ONE YEAH. John Wild, Ex-Billposter, “Blows In” a Fortune. John Wild, a New York bill poster, has “gone broke" after squandering $78,000 in twelve months. A year ago Wild was working for $2 a day, when he came into a fortune through the death of an uncle. He doffed the jumper aud annexed a wardrole worthy of a lord, made his home in costly apartments, bought dia monds and spent his time at the race track. canal Company Gets Its Money. The Panama Canal Company has been paid its $40,000,000 in Paris, and the title to all the company’s property now is h*ld by the United States government. This action was a coup on the part of President Roosevelt to prevent delay, but the New York banks are deprived of their expected part in the transaction. Named by Indiana Republicans. J. Prank Hanl.v of Lafayette was nominated for Governor l-v the Indiana Kepnblican convention on the first ballot, and the platform, indorsing President Roosevelt and instructing the delegates to vote for his nomination in Chicago, was adopted unanimously. Miser Buried in Gold Coftin. Henry Eggert, a St. Louis miser, who committed suicide to escape the priva tions he imposed upon himself, was buried in a coffin trimmed with gold. The casket cost SI,OOO. Eggert left an estate of SIOO,OOO, and his nephew said his uncle was entitled to a lavish funeral. Lives with His Heart Sewed. Thomas Emerson, a negro, whose heart was pierced by a penknife nearly two mouths ago. has recovered after un dergoing the operation of having the wound stitche* l and has been discharged from Jefferson hospital in Philadelphia. Woman's Body Stolen. Burial vault of Gen. Harry Livingston and his wife. "Lady Mary," near Hud son. N. Y.. was entered by ghouls, who stole tne woman's body and broke the other casket. City Official Acquitted. W. 11. Johnson, accused of appropri ating funds while secretary of the Min neapolis board of charities and correc tions. was found not guilty after a six days' trial. London Has $500,000 Fire. Four of the London and Northwestern Railroad Company's warehouses, in the Minories district of London. England, were mined by tire. The financial loss is estimated at $500,000. Two Dead in Santa Fe Wreck. An east-bound Santa Fe freight train was ditched by a washout at Floyd. Mo. Two men were killed and one fatally hurt. Veto Ends Race Track. Gov. Herrick’s veto of the Chisholm bill to legalise pool selling on the race tracks of the State means the end of the famous Glenville track in Cleveland as a grand circuit point. Cracks Head Playing Ball. Anthony Mack. 10 years old. while playing baseball in the Heckseherville valley, near I'ottsrilte. I*a.. was struck j.iid his skull crushed by a baseball bat. A companiftn broke three ribs while slid ing to a base and a thin! boy lost the sight of one eye by being hit with a ball. End* Life with a Bullet. C. V. Taylor.-president of the Morris town. Team. National Bank, committed suicide in Hot Springs. Ark., by shooting himself through the breast. He lived long enough after the fata* shot was tired to make his will, disposing of a large estate. ai..id (or Murder of Girl. After a preliminary hearing in Wes ton. Mass.. Charles 1,. Tucker was bound over *o await the action of the grand jury i • the charge of murder. The crime of which he. is accused is the mys terious killing of Mabel Page, daughter of a retired iron master. Run Shuts Oklahoma Bank. The Farmers’ and Merchants’ Nat K-ml Bank closed its doors at Hobart, Guta. The failure was the result of a run. $25,000 having lieen withdrawn The hank had deposits of $55,000. and loans and overdrafts exceeding $05,000. Presi dent Bradford says the depositors will be paid in full. Rockefeller Tip Causes Loss. Friend of a member of Joku I>. Rocke feller. Jr.’s Bible class, who received a Wall street "tip" front his teacher, lost S3VOOO in speculation and was compelled by a New York court to pay his ’makers $1,355 more fo. margins lost. REVEALS MURDER IN SLEEP. j lowa Man Tells Wife How He Slew j Her First Husband to Wed Her. j Just as I.ady Macbeth, tormoufed in j her sleep by a guilty conscience, revealed i her crime, so did Charles Rocker reveal to his wife the murder by him near Doon, lowa, June 30, 1900. of August Schroeder. The thoughts he could ban ish by day cante to him at night and he rose in bed and acted out the murder before his wife, the widow of Schroeder. whose hand and money he gained by the murder. On the witness stand at his trial in Rock Rapids Mrs. Rocker told the story, meanwhile trembling with fright before her husband, who sat calm ly in front of her. "All went well till April. 1903.” she said, “when Rocker wanted to throw my new-born babe into a well. Last September we quarreled because he nearly killed my son with a monkey wrench. That night he was troubled in his sleep, muttering and groaning. Suddenly he sat up in bed and struck me in the face and elntebed at me. With his eyes tightly closed he said hoarsely: ‘August, yon , I’ve got you now.’ I left the bed terribly fright ened. Next day I asked him what he meant. Then he told me how he killed my husband, who I thought had commit ted suicide. June 27, 1900, they were at Doon aud Rocker brought chloroform and put it and morphine in whisky he gave August. When they got home Au gust was taken sick, then Rocker stran gled him and hung his body in the barn, where I found it. After Rocker told me this he put a revolver at nj£ head and said if I ever repeated it he would surely kill me." BANDITS ROB INDIANA BANK. Institution at Clay City Is Dynamited - —Building Is Demolished, The Farmers’ and Merchants' Bank of Clay City, Ind.. was blown at 2 o’clock Thursday morning by robbers and $5,281 was secured. The cracksmen made good their escape. The report of the explo sion aroused many of the citizens and several people were soon on the scene after the robbery. It is claimed that fonr men were seen driving at a break neck speed out of town immediately af ter the robbery. These men are suppos ed to have been the robbers. The bank building was entirely demolished, every glass in the lower floor being shattered and one of the massive hinges from the safe hurled across the street, and de molished the glass front of a saloon. In addition to the $5,281 taken from the strong box, individual deposits estimated at S6OO were taken. Thes i were in purses and other receptacles in the vaults of the bank. TORNADO HITS M’PHERSON, KAN. Three Persons Are Injured and Six Residences Demoli hed. A tornado swept through McPherson. Kan., demolishing six residences and in juring three persons, one of them seri ously. S. W. Rieff's house, barn, wind mill and outbuildings were destroyed, and a young man was badly bruised. The wind then demolished the residences of Mrs. 8. R. Fisher.. Archie Brown and Peter Sellberg. Two of Mr. Brown’s daughters were hur.\ a cook store falling on one of them and causing serious in juries. Beyond McPherson the tornado followed the path of an clu water course. The storm passed four miles east of Sa lina, wrecking telephone and telegraph poles and farm property. It is believed that serious damage was done in the country north. FINDS RICH MINE; DIES OF JOY. Old Prospector Overcome by Success After Years of Failure. After fruitlessly wandering over the hills for years, Patrick Sullivan, an old prospector, died upon discovering a rich silver mine near Park City, Utah. It is supposed tlie excitement caused heart failure. The old man’s body was found by another prospector. Several days ago he found a tunnel in he side of a moun tain. It extended six feet, and at the end of it was Sullivan, dead, with his pick in a vein of the glittering metal. Japs Force a Crossing. Two companies of Japanese infantry forced a crossing of the Yalu river near Tchangdjiou, their movements being pro tected *y a feint at Tatung-Kau. They entrenened themselves, and under the fire of their guns re-enforcements crossed. Four Japanese transports, conveying 4,000 Japanese troops, are reported sunk by the Rushan Vladivostok squadron. Killed by Mine Explosion. Twenty-oue Russians were killed by tbe explosion of a mine, while engaged in placing mines at Port Arthur from a launch. From this it is believed that Alexieff plans to close the harbor com pletely against Japanese attacks. Two beggars in Newchwang attempted to as sassinate Gen. Kouropatkin, tut were captured. Interstate Commerce Report. The interstate commerce commission report shows the number of casualties for October, November and December was 14,485, a decrease of 702, and 175 passengers and 1,937 employes were kill ed and 11,382 employes were injured, the total property loss amounting to $2,527,- 000, which is a decrease of nearly $58,- 000. Bandit Trio Hanged. The three car b&tn bandits were hang ed between 10:30 a. m. and 12 noon Fri day at the county jail in Chicago. The men met death apparently without a tremor. The order of the execution of the men was as follows: Peter Xiede roeyer, Gustav Marx and Harvey Van Dine. • Has Sore C- for Leprosy. A certain care for leprosy has been found by Dr. Isadore Dyer of New Or leans. an authority on the disease, who announced his discovery in a lecture at a medical school. In ten years he has re moved every trace of the dread disease from twelve lepers. The nature of the treatment was not divulged. Dives Into a Fleeing Anto. A Philadelphia bicycle policeman cap tured a fast speeding automobile by div ing head first into it from his wheel. The policeman was in pursuit when his wheel struck a car track, hurling him into the auto. He promptly arrested the chauffeur. Strike Cripples Plant. Clerks and other office employes of the Sharon. Pa., plant of the American Steel Fonndries Company were notified that after 51 ay 1 their services would not be required. The strike of the molders has i crippled the plant, necessitating an indefi j nite closing. Accused Man Kills Himself. Robert Nicholson, chief boatswain's j mate of the United States gunboat Pet rel. after twenty-two years of honorable | service in the United States navy, shot and killed himself in San Francisco rath er than face a charge of having brought liquor on board the ship. Bank in Oklahoma Fails The Citizens’ Bank, one of the largest | In Enid, Ok., closed its doors and Paul F. Cooper of Guthrie, the territorial j bank commissioner, will take charge. The failure was caused by siow collec tions and inability to raise ready moDey. Store Destroyed by Fire. The general store of Sunthimer & Mast, at Skipshewaua. Ind.. was con sumed by fire, entailing a loss of $16,- 000. The loss is partly covered by in ! surance. Art Honor for Breaker Boy. J, J. Boyle. IS years old. and who un til 12 years old was a breaker boy in the Pennsylvania mines, has 1 ?en elected a member of the Society of Fine Arts in Pari*. Blown Up in Mountain Pas*. A force of Japanese infantry waa blown up by a mine, placed in mountain pass near Wiju by retreating Russian*. and many were killed and wounded. Gen. Kouropatkin played a strong card by sending a force of 2.000 Cossacks into Korea to make a flank movement against tlie Japanese in crossing the Tain river. MEMORIAL DAY OBSERVANCE. General Black Isaacs General Order to All Grand Army Post*. Gen. John C. Black, commander in chief of the Grand Army of the Repub lic. lias issued a general order addressed to the posts of veterans throughout the United States directing that they observe Memorial day, May 30. in a fitting man ner and strew the graves of soldiers and sailors with flowers. Gen. Black says in his order: "There is no brighter day in the long calendar of time than the Memorial day of tlie American peo ple. This generation has no sweeter doty than to increase 'the love of the people for this day, and to advance it surely to the position of a universally ac cepted national anniversary, on whose re currence old bitternesses shall be for gotten. ail strife obliterated, aud a great peace possess all hearts. They whose services we honor died to accomplish this result. The sacred olive wreath long sin<-e crowned their victorious brows. Their fame is secure, and wide as the world, and long as time, and holy as the oracle of almighty beneficence. Tligy may be insensible to onr praise, but we will be exalted when we praise them. Let us therefore gather wherever they 6leep to strew their last couches with flowers.” ROBS FUND FOR THE POOR. Minneapolis Official Excuses Action to Recover Cost of Position There was a sensational scene in Min neapolis in the trial of William Johnson, superintendent of poor in the Ames ad ministration, when Charles H. Brown, his clerk, admitted on the witness stand the system by which the poor fund was looted. He described the methods by which fraudulent orders to grocers for supplies supposed to go to poor families were cashed aud the proceeds divided be tween himself and Johnson. Johnson, lie said, had proposed the plan to him and had justified himself on the ground that he found it necessary to recoup him self for the money he had spent to get the office of superintendent of the poor and for the bond which he gave for Dr. Ames, which the latter forfeited by fail ing to appear for trk.l. GRAVE CHARGE AGAINBT PRIEST. Accused of Beating- Boy Parishioner, Fatally Injuring Him. Father Victor Zarek, a Polish priest of Clarence, Pa., who speaks sixteen lan guages. is in the county jail, charged with having caused the death of Andrew Sofka, aged 16 years. The boy had not been attending church regularly. Ac cording to the alleged ante-mortem state ment of tbe boy the priest took him to task. The priest became enraged and, seizing a broom handle, it is alleged, struck the boy several times over the head and shoulders, and then kicked ihin. A friend of the priest says*“Father Za rek punished the boy with a small rod, but avers he struck him only six or eight times, and that the lad went home aud promised to do better." POPE BEFRIENDS THE NEGROES. Pius, in Letter, Urges Catholics to Be Considerate of the Blacks. Pope Pius X.. in a public letter to President Nick Chiles of the Western Negro Press Association, urges all Cath olics in America to be duly considerate of negroes. Papal intervention in behalf of the black man was secured by Presi dent Chiles, who is also editor of the To peka Plain Dealer. The letter contains the following passage: "His holiness, as the vicar of Christ, extends his care to every race without exception, aud uses his good offices to urge all Catholics to be friendly to negroes.” President and Cashier Sentenced. James Broderick, president, and W. L. Collins, cashier of the Indiana National Bank at Elkhart, were sentenced by Judge Anderson of the United States District Court in Indianapolis on their pleas of guilty of violations of the laws which resulted in the failure of the bank. Broderick was sent to the penitentiary for ten years and Collins for six years. Flames Entomb 600 Men. The Pinebrook breaker of the Scranton Coal Company was almost completely de stroyed bv fire at Scranton, Pa. The loss is estimated at $60,000. All the 600 men at work in the mine when the fire broke out. together with the mules, were got out in safety through the secondary openings. Cash Bail Counterfeit; Kelly Gone. When Ed Kelly, the alleged Chicago crook, charged with looting the Rawlins County treasury, failed to appear for trial in Atwood, Kan., his cash bond of $2,500 was forfeited, and it was discov ered that the whole amount was counter feit bills. Kelly cannot be located. State Instructs for Olney. Massachusetts Democratic State con vention in Boston instructed not only the delegates at large, but the twenty eight district delegates to vote for Olney at St. Louis and bound the delegation by the unit rule. Russians Report Japs Routed. A Japanese landing party was routed at tlie mouth of the Ya 5 u river and 7,000 lost, according to a private telegram from Port Arthur to St. Petersburg. Rus sian sources report that 20,000 Japanese troops have landed at Kinchow. Bryan Expresses Disapproval. In a speech in Chicago Saturday even ing William Jennings Bryan scored the New York platform as being evasive and dishonest, and said none but “an artful dodger” could stand on it. Judge Par ker was said by him to be unfit. Miners' Secretary Bayonet ted. In personal encounters at the railroad station and in a hotel in Denver. Colo rado soldiers bayonetted Secretary Hay wood of the miners’ federation and Cap tain Wells and two soldiers were knock ed down by the labor leaders. Fall Into Church Cellar. The floor in the Presbyterian Church at Seville. Ohio, gave way while the building was filled with people attending a funeral, and about 200 fell into the cellar. Many sustained bad bruises but f.uo one was seriously hurt. Strike at Portamoutb, Ohio. More tiiau 500 employes in the Norfolk and Western Railroad shops and termi nals at Portsmouth. Ohio, struck and caused a complete suspension of opera tions in the shops. The grievance is over a change of working hours. Toronto Loea la $13,000,000. The loss by the recent fire in Toronto Is growing. The total loss as estimated by insurance experts w ill reach at least $13,000,000. The losses of the insurance companies approximate $8,885,000. Title to Canal Passes. Clear title to Panama canal has been passed to the United States by signing of documents in Paris by representatives of the United States and the canal com pany. Fatally Shot by Hia Wife. J. J. Douthitt, a wealthy resident of Enid. Okla.. was shot and fatally injured by his wife during a quarrel. Mrs. Douthitt fired three shots at her hus band, all taking effect. School Teachers Form Union. Public school teachers of Pittsburg have organised a union, which has for its purpose securing increases in salary and other benefits. Deluged with Currency. New York is deluged by a flood of cur rency unprecedented in the history of finance. A correspondent declares the banks an burning with their treasure. WAR IN THE FAR EAST PROGRESS OF THE GREAT STRUG GLE UP TO DATE. Conflict Not Fonr Months Old and Russia Has Received Blows Which Have Btuggeml the Dig Empire- Land Battles Expected Soon. The war in the far East is not yel four months old and Russia has been dealt blows which have given rise to a spirit of black pessimism throughout the big empire. Primarily the Czar's forces ex hibited an i.npreparedness for strife, con sidering the aggravated nature of the ne gotiations between- -the two powers, which has drawn on the Russian authori ties the ridicule ot the world's military experts aud summary punishment from the duped, gentle-mannered autocrat. Nor is this yet the worst. Taken by surprise, the squadron at Port Arthur was given a terrific drubbing, which left two of the fleet of formidable battleships disabled and the morale of the fort's defenders considerably diminished. Since tfc*t first leefeive blow the Jnpanese. whom the Russians had derisively termed "barbar ians," have demonstrated a sustained ability and strategy which strained to the breaking point the spirit of their phleg matic foe. At practically every point have the Muscovite arms been baffled or defeated. At the beginning of hostilities the Czar’s fleet at Port Arthur numbered seven stanch battleships, as many well built cruisers and a horde of smaller craft. This force, by the persistent ham mering of the Japanese, has been reduced to two undamaged battleships and two or three cruisers. Moreover Admiral Mak aroff. whose aggressive methods had re vived hope in the Russian breast, lias fallen a victim to the enemy's lure, and paid for his error with his life. On land the Japanese triumphs, while negative in their nature, have been none the less positive in effect. With little or no fight ing the Russian custodians have been almost completely driven out of Korea, the disputed territory, and the Japanese outposts burn their campfires fearlessly on the banks of the Yalu, ready at the proper moment to cross that fateful stream and precede the invasion of Man churia, possibly Siberia. The next move of the little brown peo ple is problematical. A few military au thorities hold that the Japanese armies should penetrate to Harbin, depriving the enemy so effectually of a convenient base of operation as to render a repossession of the lost ground technically impossible. Other experts advocate a forward move ment only as far as Mukden, believing that should the Japanese become tangled in the wilds about Harbin they would be forced to a retreat as disastrous as was that of Bonaparte from Moscow. Meanwhile the Russian Baltic lieet. which is the sole remaining ’inspiration ~>t naval Russia, is preparing to leave via the Suez canal for the far East, em ploying a devious route which will leave tne Jnpanese undisputed masters of east ern waters for at least two months. This in a nutshell is the situation. What will follow is sheer conjecture. Theories are ae numerous as theorists and intrinsically about as valuable. The most intelligent Russians do not deny that their cause has been sadly weakened and the subjects of the Mikado are pro portionately enthusiastic. Asa result of this weakening, it is a safe prediction that any aggression on the part of Rus sia has been greatly postponed, and the tentative length of the war considerably extended. What bearing it will have on RUSSIAN BATTLESHIP PBTROPAVLOVSK. the ultimate issue is another problem not easy of solution. Russia is a nation of enormous resources and wealth in men and munitions. The loss of a few million dollars or a few thousand lives can weigh little in the scale of the indomitable poli cies which St. Petersburg has prosecuted for the last century and a half. The future will be determined by the success or failure of Japan to sustain the chain of victories which have charac terized her campaign up to the present. It has been shown that the generals of the Mikado and his admirals are not wanting in mental perspicacity, and that his troops and sailors are hard and en during fighters. Russia, however, is re puted to be an international buildog, not knowing when she has been defeated and pressing forward ever to an inexorable end. In tlie tedious, bloody course of the war. which may drag itself a length of many years instead of months, many qualities and factors now dormant will have to be played to exhaustion ere a permanent peace is established. LAUNCH BLOWN UP. "wenty-One Russian* Killed While Laying Mines at Port Arthur. Twenty-one men were killed when a Russian launch struck a Russian mine in Port Arthur harbor Friday. The launch was engaged in placing mines. The news of this latest fatal carelessness on the part of the defenders of the stronghold was conveyed in the follow ing dispatch from Viceroy Alexieff to the Uzar: "I respectfully report to your majesty that during the placing of mines by some steam launches Lieut. Pell and tw euty men were killed through s. mine explod ing prematurely under the stern of one of the launches.” The war commission suppressed part of the viceroy’s dispatch, which showed where the mines were being laid. It is believed the launches were employed in mining the entrance to the harbor in or der to prevent the Japanese from forc ing an entrance and attempting to de stroy the remaining ships. It is evident from the closing of tbe entrance that j Viceroy Alexieff has no intention of let- ! ting his ships go to sea again rven Hgniuiit an inferior force, though this may not be the policy of Vice Admiral Skrydloff. who will determine on a plan of operation when he assumes command. America Reserve* All Rights. Foreign Minister I.amsdorff has been notified that the United States reserves all the rights she may have under inter national law in the event of any Ameri can citizens being affected by Russia’s decision in the case of war correspon dents using wireless telegraphy. This notification does not involve a pretest against Russia’s course, ft simply reserv ing whatever rights may exist in regard to the yet unadjudieated question of the use of wireless telegraphy in time of war. Kouropatkin Supreme. Gen. Kouropatkin, it is believed in the highest military circles, is destined to be come commander in chief of all the Em peror's forces, both military and naval, in tlie far East. Admiral Alexieff may retnin there for some little time as viceroy, but his reign is considered practically ended. He will not be humil ated. but in ordef to effect harmonious relations a way will be found to secun* his elimination. It ic said that the Emperor, replying to Vice roy AlexiefTs application for leave, has telegraphed his refusal, adding that he hoped the viceroy would be able to send good news soon. MAP OF THE THEATER OF WAR; LOCATION OF TROOPS OF CONTESTANTS fxUEtVCCBCP "** -J Jf-^uSS^* 5 if. /W *V, WUSjTy’N* yMy^'U/.tv*'\ € &JV J-l *L? KSSKJ *i*pju-jrLa No attempt has been made to estimate “““* KvWOXAJ* UiCKJVZS tbe numbers of troops assembled In the r 1 TtvyffH various points indicated on the map. In- L —y <-'AWiXXUt. J..HCXJD3 formation ns to the sir.es of the Kusslan W\W TNTKKNCHWEJCrtt ? nd Japanese armies and detachment.- O— ._ __ , ha * been too meager to permit of even a JORTTFiXD PLACES roughly accurate estimate. —Chicago Tribune. THE RUSSIAN NAVY’S NEW HOPE IN THE WAR ADMIRAL BKBYDLOFF. Admiral Skrydloff, the new eommand er-in-chief of Russia’s naval forces at the scene of the war, whose appointment has created much enthusiasm, hag said to his friends in St. Petersburg that when he arrives in the Orient he will attempt to unite the Port Arthur and Vladivostok squadrons at Port Arthur, and use the combined squadrons there as a menace to the Japanese until re-en forcements arrive. RUSSIA ISBUEB PAPER MONEY. Puts Out $15,000,000 Against Gold- War Finances. Russia has made anew issue of $15,- 000,000 in paper currency against fret gold in the State bank. At the ministry of finance it was explained that it was an ordinary issue and in no sense was forced. Under the law paper is issuable to double the amount of gold, up to $150,000,000 gold, in excess of which paper issued must be covered ruble for ruble. In the State bank there is, in round figures. $400,000,000 in gold, which would permit of an issue of $550,000.- 000 in paper, but the paper issue at present amounts to only $350,000,000. All sorts of figures of the cost of the war are printed abroad. The St. Peters burg correspondent of the Associated Press is authoritatively informed that the daily expenses are averaging $750.- 000, and it is estimated that a yenr's expenditures for the war will total $250.- 000,000. To meet this there existed a free balance of $50,000,000, which was increased to $115,000,000 by reductions of the ordinary budgets, leaving ostensi bly $135,000,000 to be found. But a portion of this sum is made up by the increased earnings of the railroads owned by the government. It being in reality a question of bookkeeping, how the bal ance is to be raised has not yet been de termined. i| WAR NEWS IN BRIEF. A dispatch from Port Arthur reports the complete destruction of a Japanese column on the Yalu river. Viceroy Alexieff reports to the Czar that a Russian launch, engaged in plac ing mines at Port Arthur, was destroyed by one of the mines and a lieutenant and twenty men perished. It is said that on the eve of the dis aster to the Petropaviovsk Vice Admiral MakarofT telegraphed to the Czar that he was about to fight a decisive action with the enemy's fleet. • The European Economist of Paris says that Russia is negotiating with the prin cipal French banks for a loan of $150,- 000,000 on 5 per cent four-year treasury bonds, to be placed at 98. P.umors are in circulation that two beggars made an attempt to assassinate Gen. Kuropatkin while he was in New ohwang recently. The beggars were ar rested and found to haTe knives con cealed. It is said they were Japanese. Two suspected Japanese have been ar tested on the railroad near Vologda, in northeastern Russia. 302 miles from Mos cow. with plans in their possession of Archangel and the famous monaster)' on • the island of Solovetsky, in the White j sea. Floating mines have been reen off the Shan-Tung promontory in the much-used fairway followed by vessels bound to and from Shanghai and Che-Foo and Tien tsin and other northern ports. This is extremely dangerous to shipping and probably will cause an increase in ma | tine insurance. Captain Crown, who went down with the Petropaviovsk. joined that ship on the previous day. having succeeded in getting through from Shanghai, where he left his vessel, the gunboat Mandjur. Cptln Crown vrai a descendant of a Scotchman who fought with Russia in the war with Sweden, when he captured the first Retvixan. WAR DURING THE WEEK. Little Sea Fighting-Rnmia Now Un able to Prevent Jap* Landing. There was little sea fighting during the last week. The Japanese have been feinting up and down both sides of the Liaotung peninsula with transport lleets. According to the Chicago Tribune’s strat egist, they mean to bewilder tbe enemy as to their eventual landing place, and, if possible, to weary him by inducing him to shift his troops rapidly from one point on the coast to another. The Russians will be unable to prevent a lauding. They cannot fortify and gar rison the entire south Manchurian coast. They will have to permit the landing, and thereafter try to make the Japs sorry they ever came off the water. The only naval exploit performed by the Rus sians during the week was the blowing up of one of their own launches, together with its crew of twenty-one men. The launch was laying mines in Port Arthur to destroy the Japanese. The battleship Pobieda, which was struck by a mine a few minutes after the sinking of the Petropavlovsk, turns out to have been hopelessly damaged. The main Japanese force is now at Wiju, spreading eastward a considerable distance. It is believed by the Russians that a Japanese division is approaching the middle reaches of the Yaln with the intention of crossing there. The Man churian country opposite is much less hilly than to the west. The position of this putative division is c.dieated on the map with a question mark after it. It is believed that not over four Rus sian regiments remain on the Yalu oppo site Wiju. They will try to make the Japanese crossing as bloody as possible and then retreat. The Japs have seized the islands in the middle of the river, which at the beginning of the week were in the hands of their enemies. The Russians have fortified the line from Liaoyang to Tenguangcheng. It is a strong position, both tactically and strategically. Lying in the hills behind intrenchments, it will be difficult to shove the Russians away from this line. On the other hand, it would be strategically dangerous to leave tl eni there unmo lested and proceed across the Yalu south westward toward Port Arthur, hugging the seacoast. Such a maneuver would leave a strong force in the flank and rear of the advancing army. On the other hand, the advancing army would not be in danger of having its communications cut. since its base would be the sea. But the Japanese want to hold Korea at nil costs, even if they are beaten in Man churia. If they advanced across the Yalu southwestward. with the Russians intrenched in the hills obliquely to their rear, they might be cut off from a return to Korea and from making their defen sive stand there. The Japs have a fortified line from Gensan across to Ohinnampo. behind which they meant to stick at all hazards, even if they had bad luck in the battle fields to the north. The main Russian concentration is now supposed to be at Liaoyang. If the Japanese forces divide into two or more i r - -I r . ■ m 4 ' Y -k. ’ y LAST OF THE “KORIETZ.” The funnel of the sunken gunboat sacrificed by the Russian* at Chemulpo. armies, operating in separate parts of Manchuria, Kouropatkin might have a chance to throw his Liaoyang army first at one then at the other of his enemy’s segments, beating each in tarn. On land the Liaoyang concentration gives the Russians tbe benefit of interior lines. Cosssck outposts have advanced unin terruptedly to within eighty miles of Gensan, on the eastern coast of Korea. This shows that the mysterious Japanese army which landed at Gensan did not march north, and that the reported land ing at Possiet bay was either a myth or a feint. There are certainly no Japanese soldiers in that vicinity at present. Japanese troops in Korea have been ravaged by various diseases. One of i these, called “imbion," is a kind of in- S termittent typhus. Another. called j “souda,” which has not yet been studied I by European doctors, produces prema ! ture senility. Tbe patients lose their | teeth, become extremely weak and the ‘ nails are twisted back on the fingers. Dysentery is prevalent among tbe Rus sians at Harbin. A St. Petersburg telegram says the Csar has expressed the desire that the Baltic fleet be ready to sail for the far East by Jaly 15. Orders are issued to hasten the work on the ships. BRYAN IN CHICAGO. NEBRASKAN SCORES PLATFORM OF NEW YORK DEMOCRATS. Declares It Is Dishonest and Unfair— Points Out Its Defects. Says He Has No Favorite Candidate and Hints ut Dark 'Horse. In Chicago, before a crowd of people who filled the Second regiment armory until the police for safety reasons would permit no more to enter, William Jen nings Bryan, twice the standard-bearer of the I lemocrntie party in national cam paigns. spoke his disapproval of David Bennett Hill. Judge Alton B. Parker and the recently adopted New York platform. Mr. Bryan had said he would not tnke sides with any particular candidate for the honor of carrying the banner of Dem ocracy in the coming battle of national ballots, but he did not say he would not take sides against a particular candidate and he did not deviate from his expressed purpose; he did not take sides with any one, but he moat decidedly took aides against Judge Parker et al. Mr. Bryan said in part: “As it is somewhat unusual for a po litical speech to le made as this one is. let me preface my remarks with an ex planation. I have hired this hall and 1 introduce myself because 1 do not care to speak under the auspices of any dub or organization which is committed to any particular aspirant for office. My concern is not about the name or the per sonality of the nominee, but about the principles from which the Democratic party is to stand. "Now that Mr. Parker seems to be the leading candidate (?- though not tbe only candidate among the reorganizers. I de sire to present some reasons why lie can not be considered as available for a Democratic nomination and I find these reasons not iu his personality, hut in his position upon public institutions. “For a year he lias been urged to speak out and declare himself upon the impor tant issues of the coining campaign, but he has remained silent. Whatever doubt may have existed on this subject hereto fore, has been dispelled by the platform adopted by tlie New York State conven tion and taking this platform as n text 1 am sanguine enough to believe that I can prove to every unbiased mind that Judge Parker is not a fit man to be nominated either by the Democratic par ty or by any other party that stands for honesty or fair dealings in politics. This platform can fairly he regarded as his declaration upon public questions and what does the platform say? "The laboring men have been before the committees of Congress endeavoring to secure three important measures. One is the arbitration of differences between corporations engaged in interstate com merce and their employes. Both the Chicago and Kansas City platforms de clared in favor of arbitration, but th New York platform not only fails to re fer to the arbitration plank of these plat forms. but it fails to write u new plnnk covering this subject. “No reference is made to the measure now before Congress to melt up nearly $600,000,000 legal tender silver dollars into subsidiary coin tliat is only a limited legal tender. Nothing is said about the assets currency which is a part of the scheme of the financiers. Nothing is said about the Aldrich bill which proposes to subsidize the bunks into opposition to tax reduction by loaning them the sum from the treasury. There is no condemnation of the corruption that such a system would lead to. The platform does not antagonize the proposition now before Congress to limit the amount of paper money. In other words, there is not a line in the platform that is written in behalf of the people; not a line that, will excite criticism in Wall street. “The platform ignores the income tax; it fails to indorse the election of Senators by direct vote, and also omits the plank of the Kansas City platform denouncing corporate domination in politics. “The submission of such a platform to the voters of a State is an insult to their intelligence, for it is intended to deceive them. “I had expected that a platform pre pared by Mr. Hill for Judge Parker would lie evasive and lacking in frank ness, but I did not conceive that any body of men calling themselves Demo crats would present such a platform as a recommendation of a candidate. “No one can defend the Democratic party without defending its principles, and its principles ought to lie so clearly set forth as to be easily understood. The New Y'ork platform is ambiguous, un certain. evasive and dishonest. It would disgrace the Democrats of the nation to adopt such a platform and it ought to defeat as an aspirant for a Democratic nomination any man who would be will ing to lutvf it go forth as a declaration of his views on public questions. The re organizers’ scheme begins with the decep tion of the rank and file of the party. It is to he followed up by the debauching of the public with a campaign fund ;*a cured from the corporations and it is to be consummated by the betrayal of the party organization and of the country into the hands of those who are to-day menacing the liberties of the country by their exploitation of the producers of wealth.” Short News Note*. Sheriff W. C. Moore. Clinton. Tenn,, dropped dead from heart disease. Beet sugar factory, Binghamton. N. Y„ is being removed to Blaekfoot, Idaho. Novoe Yremya, of St. Petersburg, says the British advance iu Tibet is a bold move Russia. The Iron Dyke Copper Mining Com pauy of South Dakota has filed suit at Portland. Oregon, against the Iron Dyke Railroad Company to recover $0,500,000. the value of mining properties near Ba ker City, which are claimed to be ille gally withheld from the plaintiffs. Mrs. Catherine Danubacber, Bloom field. N. J., scratched her hand with a thorn. Blood poisoning developed and she died. The contract for the construction of the new federal building at Lincoln, Neb., has been awarded to the Charles W. Gindele Company of Chicago at $274,887. Dr. Howard Ayres lias been removed from the presidency of the University of Cincinnati. While no formal charges were made, it is said his administration has been lax since he learned be was to be dropped at the 'nd of the year. The Fort Wayne and Wabash Valley Railroad Company has mortgaged its property to the North American Trust Company of Philadelphia for $7,500,000 to secure an issue of bonds. Henry Jamison, aged 18. white, was shot fatally in an altercation with a ne gro in the streets of Indiana. Pa., and in arresting the negro the sheriff had to break down his shanty and shoot one of his companions. Physicians attribute the death of Maj. Hugh C. Dennis, president of tbe Rialto Grain and SAecurity Company at St. Louis, to grief over tbe conviction of Senator Burton for his connection with the company. Walter W. Wilson walked into the po lice station. New Y'ork, and swore that he robbed the United States Expresa Company of $l,lBO, in 1&03, while a driver iu Pittsburg. He was locked up. The steamer Colon of the Pacific Mail Company’s fleet has been wrecked on Point Remedios, Salvador. The ship waa and taken to Acajutla, where the passengers were taken off and the cargo was lightered. Stockholders of the defunct First Na tional Bank of Mount Pleasant, Ohio, began suit to recover $106,000 from tbe officers and directors individually, alleg ing gross negligence and fraudulent dis sipation of the funds. Icongressllcongressl The general deficiency appropriation V"' occupied the greater part of the Senate's time Friday, but before its con sideration Mr. Gallinger spoke in defense of the tariff policy of the Republican party. While the deficiency bill was be ing read Mr. Cullom spoke on the Hitt Chinese exclusion bill attached by the House as a rider. He offered an amend ment to strike out several clause*. Mr. Lodge also offered an amendment exclud ing Chinese and other aliens whose immi gration is encouraged by any transpor tation company. The bill for government of the Panama canal lone was sent to conference. After devoting considerable time to conference reports on routine and private bills, the House listened to a brush between Mr. IJnd of Minnesota and Mr. Curtis of Kansas ou the for mer’s substitute for a resolution of in quiry as to the acts of the Dawes com mission. Mr. I.iud said the men sent as guardians of the Indians of Indian terri tory had taken advantage of their oflD cial positions for loot and speculation. Mr. Curtis said the charges had not been proved. Mr. Lind's substitute, which asks the Secretary of the Interior for information as to what action ha* been taken in the Dawes commission investi gation. prevailed, 97 to 91. The sundry civil bill was sent to conference with Messrs. Hemenway. Gillett and Burton conferees for the House. In the Senate Saturday the Mann bill for the lowering of the tunnels in the Chicago river was reported from the committee on commerce and was passed without serious opposition. The Senate passed, after a long debate, the general deficiency hill, after killing the House amendment strengthening the Chinese ex clusion law. The amendment was amend ed by striking out nil except the first sec tion, which affirms all the exclusion lawß now in effect. One amendment accepted was that excluding Chinese and other aliens from coming in under agreements between other countries and steamship companies, having special reference to a contract betwen the Canard line and Hungary to supply 30,000 immigrants an nually to the steamship company. Tlje House agreed to the Senate umeiidtneixa to the pension appropriation hill, and til* conference report on the naval nppropria tion bill was adopted. Bills were passes for the protection of the public forest reserves and national parks and amend ing the act tu extend the coal land laws to Alaska. After passing a uumher of ninor bills the Senate Monday discussed and agreed to the conference report on the navy ap propriation bill, eliminating all differ ences between the Senate and House. It passed the bill creating the Davenport division of the southern judicial district of lowa. Mr. McCumber called up his resolution for revision of the pension laws, but it went to the calendar with out action after Mr. Bailey interjected the remark tlint legislation was unneces sary under the present administration. Mr. Bacon spoke on trusts in reply to Mr. Dolliver's recent speech. Ail hour was given to memorial services for the late Representative Charles W. Thomp son of Alabama. The House pasted a large number of bills, including the Alaska delegate bill, a bill extending to Peoria, 111., the privileges of the luw governing the immediate transportation of merchandise without appraisement, and constituting Cool City. HI., a sub port of entry. The House disagreed to the Senate amendments to toe emergen cy river and harbor bill and refused to ask for another conference. It disagreed rlso to the amendments to the deficiency biii. which uns sent to conference. A bill was passed providing for allotments to Indians in White Earth reservation, Minnesota. The bill prohibiting selection of timber land in lieu of land in forest reservations was passed. The Senate Tuesday passed the mili tary academy appropriation bill, the last of the supply measures. The amend ments suggested by the committee on military affairs for a reorganization of the medical and ordnance departments of the army and for the establishment of a number of camp sites were thrown out on points of order. Mr. Bacon conclud ed his tariff speech. The debate between Congressmen Cockran and Dalzell was the dramatic feature in the House. A resolution was adopted inquiring what action had been taken by the Depart ment of Justice against the individuals found guilty of violating the anti-trust law. A bill regarding the employ’ cut of vessels of the United States fo public purposes was passed by a strict party vote. The attention of the Senate was de voted We.dn esda.v to consideration of re ports of conference committees, set speeches, passage of bills to which there was little or no objection, and an < .xocii tive session. Final conference reports on tile sundry civil, general deficiency, postoffiee and the military academy ap propriation bills were agreed to practical ly without opposition, and Mr. McLnitriii on the old age pension order and trusts nnd in criticism of the President. The hill creating a merchant marine commis sion was passed. A resolution authoriz ing the continuation during the recess of the inquiry into the right of Mr. Kmoot to his seat in the Senate was favorably considered during the day. The House agreed to conference reports of the post office. military academy, sundry civil, general deficiency appropriation hills and others of less importance. At ti o'clock the House took a recess until 9 o'clock, when if reconvened arid adopted the con ference report on the emergency river and harbor bill. The shipping bill was passed. In the Nntionnt Capital. The State Department lias received the resignation of Andrew D. Bariow, United States consul general at Mex ico. and has accepted it. By denying the petition of F. Augus tus Ileinze, of Butte. Mont., for a writ of certiorari, the United Stales Supreme Cov.rt refused to review tin- finding of the Circuit Court of Appeals for the ninth circuit in the case of the Butte and Boston Consolidated Mining Cos. vs. the Montana Ore Purchasing Cos., and others involving the quartz lode known as the Michael Datitf. John W. Kalita, United States judge of the Second circuit at Honolulu, has been removed from office by President Roosevelt. Recently Judge Katun prac tically suspended the work of his court by adjourning all pending criminal cases until June 6. the day after the expira tion of his term. It was stated at the War Department that Brig. Gen. Alien of the Philippine constabulary, had l>een ordered from Seoul. Korea, to his regular station at Manila at his own request, on the ground that the sources of information at Seoul regarding military operation* are ex hausted and consequently there is no longer any object iu 1. is remaining there. Arguments were heard in the Supreme Court in the case of Thomas W alshe or James Lynchehaun, involving an inter pretation of the extradition treaty with Great Britain. Lynchehaun is an Irish man, who, while residing on Acliili isl and in 1894. made a murderous assault on his landlady and was sentenced to imprisonment for life. He was released in Indiana on the ground that the crime was political. D. T. Larkin, a United States deputy marshal of Virginia, was allowed $lO,- 000 by the House committee on <la fin# toward the expense he was put to iu de fending himself in the courts for having killed a moonshiner.