Newspaper Page Text
A If ''K'Ji.
s£ £i i+i.*
Vi I* "j 'f „,
vS, J. Ji^ai fefrf [1*1
4 & i!1,
St. Petersburg, May 17.—The Jap
anese evfaitlv are' (ieHrmfned that
there shall sot..be. f.ny fu-ther ra'l
/communication between General Ktr.o-
•"•ices received during the day by-'the
general staff say the Japanese have
destroyed fifty miles of the railroad
north of Kinchow. No,resistance j?as
made by the Russians, who .are grad
ually abandoning it.
On the Japanese approach Colonel
Spiridorof of the Amur railroad bat
talion is seeking to render the railroad
las useless as possible to the enemy by
removing the switches and otherwise
Baton "Rouge, tfa., May 17—In the
presence of a igultitude of Louisianans,
gathered in th6 grounds of the state
capitol,. Newton G, Blanchard was: in
augurated as governor and Jared T.
Banders as lieutenant governor. In his
inaugural address Governor Blanchard
"Mob law in contravention and defi
ance of law will not be tolerated.
Lynchings will not be permitted under
any circumstances, if it be possible for
the military, at the command of the
•governor, to prevent it. Sheriffs will
be held to the strictest accountabili
ty possible under the law for the
safety from mob violence of persons in
WALL CONTROLS CONVENTION.
Wisconsin! Democrats Will Endorse
Milwaukee, May i7-The Demo
cratic state convention will meet at
the Pabst th$&ter in this city Tuesday
for the purpose of electing four dele
gates at large to the national conven
tion at St. Louis, also to~ ratify t^e se
lection of the delegates named by the
congressional, district caucuses, choose
a national' cpmmitteeman and name
From the returns of the caucuses
throughout the 6tate Edward C. Wall
sf this city, candidate for the presi
dential nomination, will undoubtedly
be endorsed by the convention over
William R. Hearst, the only other can
iidate who has been seeking the con
trol of the state delegation. Accord
ing to estimates of the Wall managers
their candidate will have close to 400
of the 583 delegates in the convention.
The Hearst supporters say this claim
is preposterous, but have not given but
Among those mention^ for dele
gates at large are Neal BrSwn of Wau
sau, Mayor David S. Rose of Milwau
kee, Timothy E. Ryan of Waukesha,
George W. Bird and William F. Vilas
of liiadison and Dr, Wendell A. Ander
son of La Crosse.
WELL KNOWN RAILROAD MAN.
hJL N. Barr of the Milwaukee and St.
Chicago, May 17.—J. N. Barr, as
sistant to the president of the Chicago,
Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad, is
dead at, his home in Liberty ville,- 111.,
f. of heart dis^tee. He was fifty-two
Mr. B^rr was one of the best known
,railroad mechanical men in the coun
1 try. He started early in life as a rail
road employe, occupied various posi
-.-s tions and was appointed superintend
%11 ent of motive power for the St. Paul
'V- road. On Nov. 1, 1809, he was given
'|t rj,,- the place of mechanical superintend
f. ent of the Baltimore and Ohio. Not
S long after that he accepted the Bam6
position with the Brie.. He returned
m? to the St. Paul road and became gen
eral superintendent and in April of last
^4? year was named as assistwat to the
a Si president.
jfca 3$?4 Many of the devices now used in
Wr*r,i railroad shops and in connection with
foiling stock are the product at Mr.
Barr's inventive genius,',.
REPORT OF QUN8 HEARD.
linconflrmed Rumor of Htavy Fiflhtlr»0
/'^Jewchwang, May 17.—There is an
unconfirmed native, rumor here tt»at
heavy fighttij« took place in the direc
tion of Liaoyang. The report of "big
The Rus»o-Chlne»e bank Jus
red to the FMMaeh consulate'
./ ..(i-0--. ft __
RUSSIANS ARE TO RETIRE
Said at St. Petersburg That Kurapatkin
Will Not Remain Long at Laioyang.
and Port Arthur. Official ad-
On the negro question he said:
"The negro is here. He is a man
an&a. citizen. lie fc». useful and valu-
Chefoo, May 17.—A combined land
•and sea attack on Port Arthur is ex
pected to take place between May 20
and May 2$.
The Japanese hope to occupy Port
Dalny within a few days. Dalny is?
not fortified, the only fort to the vicin
ity being onfe midway between Talien
wan and Kinchow. Aft^r the destruc
tion of the submarine mines at Talien
wan. th$ Japanese intend to land addi
ATTACK ON PORT ARTHUR
,p!'^-':":!i* V'-V .''
disabling the roadS TCe IDlSalans are
retiring because of the approach cf
the' Japanese columns sent westward
by General Kuroki immediately after
the occupation of Fenghuancheng.
Experts, who discussed the military
situation during the day expressed the
opinion that General Kuropatkin will
not remain at Liaoyang. Their view
seems tq be borne out by reports from
Liaoyang announcing the departure of
Russian families from that point, ilt
is said that General Kuropatkin is not
at all discouraged by the advance of
the Japanese. Telegrams received heie
from Liaoyang report him as being
"perfectly satisfied with the outlook."
SOCIAL EQUALITY ABSURD
SEIfe Hi his Sp"3fere. VVil&InTOat sphere
ho must be guaranteed the equal pro
tection of the law and his education
along proper lines—mainly agricul
tural, social and industrial—is at once
a duty and a necessity. No approach
toward social equality or social recog
nition will ever be tolerated in Louis
iana. Separate schools, separate
churches, separate cars and separate
places of entertainment will be en
"The So»**b asserts its ability to
handle* and solve the negro question
on humanitarian lines—those of justice
and of right.. We brook no interfer
ence from without. It is up to the
South to so handle and solve it as to
furnish no occasion for such interfer
tional troops "nele and commence ai.
attack upon Port Arthur. The Japan
ese officer informed the .correspondent
Of the Associated Press that the Jap
anese are Veady to lose 2,000 men ir.
the attack. This he did not consider
$0 be a large number in view of the
great percentage of sick and wounded
who will be able to retake the field as
result of modern hospital equipment.
Well informed Chinese say that the
entrance to Port Arthur is not blocked*
GENERAL SANBORN DEAD.
Pioneer Minnesotan Passes Away at
St. Paul, May 17.—General John B.
Sanborn, 4ged .seventy-eight, died at
his home in this city during the morn
ing. Death was due to old age and a
complication of aifments that pros
trated General Sanborn two weeks
General John B. Sanborn was born
in Epsome, N. H., in 1826. As a young5
lawyer he came to St. Paul in 1854.
He was a member of the lower house
in 1859 and a state senator subse
In 1861 General Sanborn was adju
tant general of Minnesota and the
same year became a colonel in the
regular army, serving -through the
Deceased was formerly president of
the chamber of commerce and was
elected president of the State Histori
cal society a year ago.
FEAR FUEL FAMINE.
Lake Strike Causes Uneasiness Among
Northwest Coal Men.
Duluth, May 17.—Unless speedy set
tlement of the difficulty which now
Involves vessel owners and their em
ployes is made it is believed that a
coal famine in the Northwest, far more
•erious than that of 1902-3, is impend
In spite of the exceptionally large
coal shipments of last season the sup
ply at the Head of the Lakes is ex
ceedingly iow and it will be necessary
to forward an immense tonnage in or
der to make provisions for the winter.
There are now few hulls available for
coal shipments, as practically all of
the boats which are now being operr
ated are engaged in the lumber trade
•nd are under contract.
The tieup of the Jig boats on the
lakes, pending the efforts of the vessel
owners, and the Masters and Pilots'
association to reach an agreement, is
more complete than ever before. It is
estimated that as a result of the dis
agreement 150.000 "men are out of em
ployment and that the daily loss on
shipments Mil exceed fl,000,000.„ at
ALL ON BOARD^ SAVED.
Plshirfg 8ehooner Sunk by Ward Line
New York, May 17.—The Ward fine,
steamer Seneca, which arrived during
the day from Havana, had on board
Captain Ness' and seventeen men o(
the fishing schooner Pleiades which
was run down and fcunk ty the Ward
line stec^aer Moro Gastte Saturday
•vening. "The collision occurred off
Absecom light during a dense Jbg,
while the steamer was bound frpnf
New York for Havana. The PleU&es
sank seven minutes after the
BI8MARCK, NORTH DAKOTA, TUESDAY, MAY 17, 1904.
NEW BRITISH AMBASSADOR.
Closer Relations Between England
and Russia Expected.
St. Petersburg, May 17.—Sir Charles
Hardinge, the new British ambassador
to Russia, arrived in St. Pele.sbuig
during the day. Because of the pa.
the ambassador is expected to
|n carrying out King Edward's desire
for closer relations between Greai
Britain and Russia moxe than usua.
interest in his arrival -was displayed
in official and unofficial circles. The
government was extremely punctilious
in observing the most minute details
of the ceremonies imposed by interna
tional etiquette on the arrival of a
new ambassador. The imperial wait
ingroom at the Warsaw station wfts
thrown open for his use and .an im
perial carriage with a guard of hoDov
of Cossacks in red tunics conveyed the
ambassador from the station to the
embassy. As 3oon as the emperor re
turns to St. Petersburg Sir Charles
Hardinge will present his credentials
and at the same tiine deliver a speech
which, It is expected, will reveal,
guardedly, of course, the object of his
mission. The authorities here attach
considerable importance to the pros
pective declaration owing to the am
bassador's relations with King Ed
ward. It will be regarded as being as
much an expression of the views of
the king as of the British government.
On his part Emperor' Nicholas will
make a response which will be no less
cordial than the utterance of the Brit
In official and diplomatic circles it
Is generally known that the establish
ment of better relations between Rus
sia and Great Britain is the object of
Sir Charles Hardinge's mission.
Washington, May 17.—In an opinion
by Chief Justice Fuller the United
States supreme court sustained the
action of the immigration authorities
at the port of New York in ordering
the deportation of the Englishman,
Turner, alleged to be an anarchist.
TOKIO.. May 17.—Tne Japanese dis
patch boat Miyako has been destroyed
in Kerr bay by striking a submerged
mine. Two of the crew were killed
and twenty-two wounded.
•The Miyako was lost while assisting
to the operations of clearing the Rus
sian mines from Kerr bay, northeast
•f Talienwan bay, on which Port Dalny
is situated. Admiral Kataoka, com
mander of the Third squadron, re
turned there Sunday with a detach
ment of his squadron, protecting two
flotillas of torpedo boats which had
been detailed to complete sweeping
the harbor by the removal of mines.
Five mines were discovered and ex
ploded and the work was being sus
pended for the day when the Miyako
Struck an undiscovered mine, whicn
exploded with tremendous force uuat.
her stern ob the port side and infiicteu
immense damage on the hull. The
Miyako sank in twenty-two minutes.
Two sailors were killed and twenty
two men were wounded. The rest ox
the crew were rescued.
The news of the loss of the Miyako
has been sorrowfully received in To
EDITORS IN SESSION.
National Association Meets.in World's
St. Louis. May 17—The nineteenth
annual convention of the National Edi
torial association, comprising 500 dele
gatesrepresenting the state press or
ganizations-of the United States, con
vened during the day in the Hall of
Congresses and'will: be in session four
days. Captain Henry King, editor-in
chief of the St. Louis Globe-Democrat,
chairman of the committee of wel
come, presided. When Chairman King
rapped for order the audience arose
WORK OF CHINESE
Attack Made on
ANOTHER CRUISER IS LOST
Eighteen Hundred Ton Vessel Strikes, a
Mine and is Destroyed in Kerr Bay.
"America," after which Rev.
C. H. Patton, pastor of the First" Con
gregational church of St. Louis, offered
the invocation. The convention was
then formally welcomed by President
D. R. Francis of the exposition.
but in the meantime tobats had b$en
rei»d-.«iay.iuid the crew escape
men Wire taken on board Jthe
Castle and,- on Sunday
Proof That Railroad to Port Arthur Is
Newchw&hg, May 17.—The Russians
now admit that the railroad Is prac
tically closed to Port Arthur. Nothing
tas been hear# from there by wire' for
thtee days' and six days' mail con
signed to points south of Hsiuyein. was
returned during the afternoon*
The furniture of the administration
bulldingft here has been taken away.
The Russians Bay that General Llne
Liaoyang, fcjpy 17/—Further deta'l3
of the attack made May 14 by the Ga
nese soldiers upon the railway coal
mines occupied by the Russian ad
ministrative force near Poit Adaras
sjjow that the tjoops were the body
guard of the governor of FoOchow,
who lnd the attack in person and was
attended by fifteen Chinese officials.
The governor orders the arrest and
the beheading of the Chinese miners.
The Russians were stripped and
diriven. off naked, their property was
looted and 20,000 tons of Coal was de
stroyed. A detachment of Japanese
troops, had passed the coal mines the
previous day, but did not touch them,
regarding them as private property.
Another conflict between Cossacks
and Chinese bandits has occurred fn
the village of Chantaidzy. The ban
dits,,, it ig stated, were led by four
Japanese troopers. The Cossacks,
numbering thirty-three, lost two killed
and succeeded in killing twenty-five
of the bandits, the remainder of whom
escaped. The bandits used dumdum
Russians Have No Report of Attack
on Jap Cruiser.
St. Petersburg, May 17.—The intor
ruption of communication with Port
Arthur prevents the admiralty inves
tigating the announcement from Liao-
ANARCHIST IS DEPORTED
ang of the daring torpedoing of a
armored cruiser off Port
Dalny. A3 soon as communication is
re-established the admiralty expects
the commander of the fortress to^send
United States Supreme Court Uphelds the
Action of the Immigration Officials.
The chief justice.* in his brtlninn.
safif t'itit Turner "did not deny himself
that he is an anarchist. The opinion
upheld the law for the exclusion of
.anarchists and affirmed the decision
of the circuit court for the Southern
district of New York, which refused a
writ of habeas, corpus to Turner.
Dangerous Character of the Work
In which the Miyako was engaged is
generally appreciated, but it was
thought that the loss of torpedo boat
No. 48. under similar circumstance*
Thursday last, would serve as a warn
ing to those engaged in the work to
exercise the greatest care.
Admiral Kataoka reports that the
Russians withdrew from Robinson
point, northeast of Kerr bay, which
adjoins Talienwan bay, May 12, but
they erected a temporary fort on a
height northeast of Taku mountain,
where they mounted six guns and con
structed protecting trenches. The ves
sels of Admiral Kataoka's squadron
•helled the Russians throughout Sun
day. but the latter stubbornly retained
The Japanese flotillas, while sweep
ing the bay, were exposed to the Rus
sian fire all day, but continued their
The Miyako was a steel cruiser of
1,800 tons displacement and 6,130 in
dicated horsepower. She had an esti
mated speed of twenty knots and was
814% feet long, 36 feet beam and drew
13% feet of water.
CONVENTION AT AN END.
Y. M. C. A. of North America Closes
Buffalo, N. Y., May 17.—Two mass
meetings, one for women and the other
for men, services in several churches
and an evening meeting at city con
vention ball Sunday ended the thirty
fifth international convention of the
Y. M. C. A. of North America. At the
meeting for women Miss Helen M.
Gould read the lesson of the day. Rev.
W. M. Danner told of the benefits of
the health farm at Denver, where
young men in search of health, are'
helped to pass the time in pleasant,
companionship. John F. Moore de
scribed the dangers, moral and physi
cal, which beset railroad men, and the
work of the Y. M. C. A. in offsetting
W. R. Miller, army and navy secre-,
tary, told about some of the work in
his dejpartment and at the close of his
address several-bluejackets from the
Massachusetts came upon the stage
and spoke for themselves. All we:e
emphatic in praise of the influences
of the Y. M. C. A.
Georgia Negro Lynched.
Appling, Ga May 17.—A crowd of
about 100 unmasked men forcibly en
tered the county jail here about mid
night and took out John Cumming, a
negro, who was waiting trial on the
charge of: criminal assault, and hanged
him to a tree near the public road,
His body was afterward, riddled with
bird abnt and bullets.
A verdict of murder, wilfully done,
and holding B. K. Climie to -ansfwer,
for the crime, with Harold Brown and
Chas. Hartell as accessories will prob
ably be rendered by the coroner's jury
that 1b investigating the death of Ole
P. Ziner, a ranchman living near Dick
inson, who was shot and killed by
Climie Sunday morning about. 11
o'clock. A telephone message from
State's Attorney Simpson of Stark
county this morning stated that the
coroner's jury had not yet completed
its investigation, but that the evidence
taken and the discoveries made at the
ranch indicated that the case was one
of murder and not of self-defense.
Brown and Hartell will be arrested to
day to answer with Climie for the
crime, and a preliminary examination
will be begun in a few days. Climie
is being held at present on a coroner's
Joseph Hauser. the man under ar
rest for the killing of W. F. Klotz in
Mercer county wate in the city yester
day. Mr. Hauser was brought' down
by a constable from Stanton, and with
A. T. Patterson, the state's attorney
for Mercer county the parties returned
yesterday for the holding of a formal
inquiry into the death of Klotz. From
the facts obtainable yesterday, Hauser
and! the Klotz brothers had had some
trouble over some cattle, and the two
brothers attacked Hiauser, one with a
TO ALLAY APPREHENSION.
Chipa Assures Russia That Neutrality
Will Be Observed.
St. Petersburg, May 17.—In order to
allay Russian apprehension as to the
attitude of China the Chinese minis
ter here has given Foreign Minister
Lamsdorff fresh assurances of the pur
pose of his government not to violate
its neutrality and to preserve tran
quillity throughout the empire. These
assurances, which are based on dis
patches received from the Chinese for
eign office and Viceroy Yuan Shi Kai,
the commander-in-chief of the Chinese
forces, set forth in the most positive
terms that there is absolutely no
ground to believe that China will de
part from her proclaimed attitude.
AGREE TO PAY SCALE.
Number of Steamship Owners Sign
Contracts With Pilots.
Cleveland. May 17.—According to
the statement of District Captain Paul
Howell of the Masters and Pilots' as
sociation contracts were signed dur
ing the day with the owners of seven
additional freight steamers and these
boats will, it is said, be immediately
placed in service. The owners of
these vessels are not members of the
Lake Carriers' association. No mem
ber of the Lake Carriers' association
has signed a contract.
Practically all the vessel owners in
cluded in the Lumber Carriers' asso
ciation have agreed to pay the scale
and signed contracts to that effect
"Old Hanna Guard" Will Control the
Columbus, O., May 17.—Some dele
gates and most of the candidates are
here for the Republican state conven
tion Co nominate a state ticket, select
delegates and alternates at large to
the national convention at Chicago,
adopt a platform, etc.
The "old Hanna guard," including
Ctovernor Herrick. Senator Dick,
George B. Cox of Cincinnati, Dr. J. E.
Lowes of Dayton and other so-called
Hanna legatees evidently have contmi
of the convention and will name the
state ticket and the national delegates
and dictate the platform.
LOOKS LIKE A MURJ)ER^a
Reported Prom Dickinson That Ziner Killing
Was Apparently a Murder—Three Men
To Be Held.
Fred1 Dickinson, Robert. Lyon and C.
M. Dinsdale as a coroner's jury with
Drs. Davis and Perkins and State's At
torney Simpson and a number of citi
zens visited the Ziner ranch yesterday
and made an investigation of the
promises. According to the statements
made, Sheriff Goodall had been at the
Ziner ranch Sunday morning and left
there, passing the Climie place, which
is about four miles distant. He men-.
MERCER COUNTY SHOOTING
States Attorney A. T. Patterson Goes To
Mercer County to Investigate Death of
W. F. Klotz.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
tioned to Climie in passing that he had
come from the Ziner ranch and that
Ziner was up there, and wanted Climie
to keep away from the place, and leave
Ziner alone, threats having been pass
ed by Climie against Ziner, according
to Mr. Simpson's statement. The
sheriff had not left the Climie place
more than a little while when Climie
left his own place and rode over to
Ziner's. Ziner was in the field plant
ing onions when they arrived, and his
body was found lying partly under a
wire fence, where he had apparently
crawled in the direction of the house.
Three shots were fired at him, accord
ing to the evidence taken. The sec
ond shot passed through his neck
breaking it and killing him instantly.
Another shot had been fired, passing
in near the ear and nearly blowing
the top of the head off.
A gun was found some distance
from where Ziner had been standing
but it is claimed this was put there
afterward, or at the time of the shoot
ing. It is also stated there were per
sons in the Ziner house who saw the
revolver and the other with a knife.
One of the brothers emptied his re
volver at Hauser, shooting him
through the arm. The other then
came at him with a knife, at which
time Hauser says he shot in: self
defense. He says he first shot into
the ground, and as this did not stop
them he shot and killed one of the
brothers. Mr. Patterson expects to
remain in Mercer county until tomor
row, conducting the inquiry into the
MACHINISTS MAY STRIKE.
Five Thousand Men Vote to Go Out at
Chicago, May 17.—A strike by 5,000
machinists, which will make idle 5,000
other workers in allied crafts, was
voted for in mass meeting last night
by the machinists' union, to take ef
fect Wednesday unless their demand
for an increase of wages is granted
by the Chi ago Metal Trades associa
tion, comprising the leading firms ia
the metal traces industry.
The situation is critical and al
though a conference is to be held to
day :f i=? rot likely there will be any
GIVEN A GREAT RECEPTION.
Lord Curzon, Viceroy of India, Arrives
London, May 17.—Lord Cnrzon, the
viceroy of India, and Lady Curzon ar
rived in London during the day and
had a great reception. Premier Bal
four and other ministers and many
relatives and friends of Lord and Lady
Curzon, including Henry White, the
secretary of the United States em
bassy, crowded the railroad station.
Lord Curzon drove directly to Buck
ingham palace, where he had an audi
ence with King Edward. The viceroy
received a hearty welcome from the
crowds along the route.
Balloting for Republican Candidate for
Governor of Illinois.
Springfield, 111., May 17.—The Re
publican state convention resumed
balloting for a candidate for governor -.*»
at 3 p. m. The twenty-fifth ballot,
the first taken at the third day's ses
sion, showed but slight changes. It
was as follows:
Yates 489 440-770, Lowden 407 335
770, Deneen 361 545-770, Hamlin 111
440-770, Warner 39 440-770, Sherman
60 440-770. Pierce 21 440-770.
Climie and Ziner had had trouble
over the wintering of some cattle.
These were replevined from one to
the other of the parties and there ha*
been bad blood between them.
Watchman Bound and Gagged.
Chicago, May 17.—Overpowe:
binding and gagging the watchman
and breaking into the private ofice of
the steel mills of Foster. Waterbury &
Oo. &t Fruiklin Park, JU., three men
dynamited t&e safe and escaped with