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RUSSIANS DRIVEN BACK.
Battle Between Small Outposts Results In Victory for Japanese. S t. P etersburg , March 29.— The emperor has received a dispatch from General Kuropatkin giving a lengthy report from General Mishtcheoko, ■winch iLiu.1 au important engage ment took phicj near the town of Chong Ju, in wnlch the Russians were •defeated, retiring in perfect order. Cavalry and infantry on both sides were engaged. The Russians occupied a commanding position. The Japa nese fought gallantly, but owing to their heavy losses were unable to oc cupy the position abandoned by the Russians. L ondon , March 20. —No Japanese report of the land operations in Korea has yet been received here, and there is much speculation as to the size of the opposing armies, regarding which there is no reliable information. A correspondent at Russian headquar ters at Mukden telegraphs that, ac cording to reports received there, about 10,000 Japanese have crossed the river Chin Chansau and 5,000 hav advanced north from Chong Ju. The Chronicle's Shanghai corres pondent asserts that practically the whole Japanese army in Korea, con sisting of 100,000 men, is concentrated at Pak Chen and Anju, only small detachments being left in southern Korea to maintain communication. Discussing the Land Laws. W ashington , March 29.— The ques tion of committee jurisdiction resulted in a lively session today in the house committee on irrigation of arid lands The trouble arose over a bill intro duced by Mr. Reeder, providing for amendments to the national irrigation act. When the bill was taken up by the committee Mr. Reeder moved to strike out the first two sections. Sub sequently this motion was made to cover all after the enacting clause of the bill. Mr. Underwood immediately presented a substitute, which was a repeal clause for the desert land law. Mr. Marshall of North Dakota made a point of order against this; first, that it was a matter over which the committee did not have jurisdiction, and second, that it was not germane to the pending bill. The chairman sustained this point of order, and from his decision Mr. Underwood ap pealed. A meeting for further con sideration of the matter has been called for Thursday. The repeal of the desert land law, the timber and stone acts and the commutation clause of the »homestead act is legislation which Mr. Reeder has been advoca ting. Political Talk In Congress. W ashington , March, 29. — The house today resumed consideration of the sundry civil appropriation bill. Mr. Campbell, (Kas. ) discussed the tariff question and said a protective tariff was the only means by which the money necessary for the support of the government could be raised. Mr. Williams criticised the repub lican party for its failure to fulfill its platform promises. The issue of tariff reform, he maintained, was stronger now than in 1892. The president, he said, was too cowardly even to refer to the subject of tariff in his last mes sage and the floor leaders of the re publicans openly admitted in the house that the republican party dare not touch the tariff until after the election. He then launched into bitter denunciations of the republicans for failing to investigate the postoffice department, which, he said, had made the administration scandal a very im portant issue in the next campaign. Changes In Statehood Bill. W ashington , March 29.— Several features of the new statehood bill were discussed before the house committee on territories today, by Representa tive Curtis of Kansas. Mr. Curtis urged that the constitution of the uew states be required to contain ample provision for the protection of the In dians in their treaty rights with the United States. Some features of the bill which have not heretofore been made public are that the state to be known as Oklahoma shall be entitled to five representatives in the house of representatives. The state of Arizona is to have two representatives. The capital of Okalahoma is to be Guthrie and that of Arizona Santa Fe. More Damage By Floods. D etroit , March 29. —Five lives have been lost and probably more than *5, 000,000 damage to property has been done by the Hood which has devastat ed many parts of Michigan during the past five days. Tonight the indica tions are that the end is in sight although conditions are still very bad at Grand Rapids and also along the course of the Saginaw river. S aginaw , Mich., March 29. —Flood conditions in this city and vicinity to night are not improved. All indus trial plants on the river are shut down and 5,000 men or more are out of work. The financial loss in this county will probably teach $750,000, I ndianapolis , Ind., March 29.— All rivers tributary to the Wabash and Ohio are overflowing and great damage has been done to farms and buildings throughout southern Indi ana In Pittsburg the river has backed up into several mines, forc ing them to close. Huzelton is com pletely isolated. Today the east span of the big steel bridge at Bloomfield, the only remaining bridge across the W hi te river for a distance of 50 miles, was swept away. Another Irrigation Project. W ashington , March 30.—After much discussion the officials of the geological survey have prepared another amendment to the Crow bill providing that the provisions of the national irrigation act shall apply to all lands embraced within the Crow reservation. The department experts believe it possible to bring water from the Big Horn river for irrigation pur poses, and that this plan would cover approximately 200,000 more acres than would be affected by local private en terprise. As soon as the bill passes the senate the department will send engineers to make a preliminary sur vey. If found practicable the project will mean the expenditure of half a million dollars on government irriga tion canals in that section. Bryan Wants That $50,000. N ew H aven , Conn., March 29.— The appeal of William Jennings Bry an from the decision of Probate Judge Cleveland in relation to the will of Philo S. Bennett, of which Mr. Bryan is an executor, was heard in the su perior court today before Edwin B. Gager and a jury. Mr. Bryan ap peals from the probate court's decree that the sealed letter in the will is not a part of the will. In this letter Mr. Bennett expressed a wish that Mr. Bryan have a gift of $50,000, of which $10,000 was to go to Mrs. Bryan and $15,000 to be held in trust for their children, the remainder to be for Mr. Bryan himself. To Restrict Immigration. L ondon , March 29.—The alien im migrant bill was introduced in the house of commons today and passed its first reading without a division. The bill follows the recommendations of the royal commission on alien im migration, issued August 11 last, that the immigration of certain classes of immigrants into the United Kingdom be subject to a state convention. The home secretary in introducing the measure referred to the increase of crime due to the admission of a class of aliens in this country who would be refused admission into the United States. More Delegates for Hearst. Sioux F alls , S. D., March 30.— The democratic state convention com pleted its work late tonight. The re port of the committee on resolutions, which was unanimously adopted, re affirms the principles of democracy "as enunciated by Jefferson, Jackson and Bryan," and instructs the dele gates to the St. Louis convention to support Wm. R. Hearst, "first, last and all the time for the presidential nomination." The resolutions declare that Hearst will never compromise with trusts and term him the champion of labor. Railroad Officials Promoted. S t. P aul , March 29.— A. E. Long, superintendent of the Kalispell divis ion of the Great Northern railway, has resigned and will be succeeded by J. H. O'Neil, at present superintend ent of the Montana division with headquarters at Havre. C. A. Jenks, assistant superintendent of the Su perior and Mesaba division, will be transferred to the Montana division to succeed J. H. O'Neil. The changes are effective April 1. New Book By Montana Authoress B oston , March 29.— Miss Frances Parker, a Montana writer of note and auihor of "Marjorie of the Lower Ranch," has chosen "Hope Hatha way" for her new story of western life, which she is to bring out through the C. M. Clark Publishing company of Boston in October. A large sale is reported for her previous novel, and an equal success is anticipated for her latest book. Pension for Aged Veteran. A labny , March 29. —-Both houses of the legislature have passed a bill authorizing the payment by the state of New York of a pension of $72 a month to Hiram C'ronk. the last Amer ican survivor of the war of 1812. Both republicans and democrats sup ported the bill for a pension, and the sum of $72 was agreed to after a state senator had declared that C'ronk was in want. Bubonic Plague In India. B ombay , March 29. — The latest available bubonic plague returns for the whole of India for the week ending March 19 shows the great mortality of 70,527, an increase of 7,000 over those of the preceding week. In the Punjab and the northwest proviences each there is a death roll of 10,000 weekly. In the Bombay presidency the deaths number 8,500 and in Bengal 5,000. HEINZE FINED FOR CONTEMPT. Iiis Refusal to Obey Order of Federal Court Brings Severe Reprimand. B utte , March 30. —"The judgment of this court i? that F. Augustus Heinze, Josiah H. Trerise and Alfred Frank stand guilty of contempt of court in cause 70 and that Carlos Warfield is uot guilty and is dis charged. "As punishment therefore, I will im pose a fine of $20,000 upon F. Augus tus Heinze, $1,000 upon Alfred Frank and $1,000 upon J. H. Trerise. This money to be deposited in the First National bank, of Butte, Mont., by 11 o'clock tomorrow morning to the credit of George Sproule, clerk of the United States court for this district, or the defendants are to be taken into custody by the United States marshal and conveyed to Helena, there to be confined until the fines are paid." The above was the judgment of Judge Beatty this morning in the United States court when he passed upon cause No. 70, an action brought by the Butte & Boston Mining com pany against the above defendants for entering the Michael Devitt lode claim and extracting therefrom valu able ore, on what is known as the Enargite vein. The conditional fines imposed are not for the purpose of reimbursing the parties who might hereafter be adjudged to own the properly, but it is meant as a penalty for violating the order of the court. Suits to recover the value of the ores extracted may be commenced later. The attorneys for the prosecution say they nave little faith in the validity of the order imposing fines, and they freely venture the assertion that Mr. Heinze will probably have all of the money back within a short time. The litigation which resulted in F. A. Heinze beiug fined is of four years' standing and concerns the Michael Davitt claim, adjoining both the Rarus mine, owned by Heinze, and the Pennsylvania, owned by the Amalga mated company. In the latter part of 1899 the claim was put under injunc tion by J udge Knowles, both parties to the suit being enjoined pending de cision as to title, which decision is still pending. Up to June of last year, both parties observed the in junction. Then the Heinze coucerns, owning the Rarus, began to mine the claim in violation of the court's in junction. Against Repeal of Land Laws. W ashington , March 30.— A hear ing on the senate and house bills for the repeal of the timber and stone acts of the public land laws was held today by the house committee on public lands. Representative Hogg, of Colo rado, vigorously protested against the repeal of these laws, and Repre sentative Reeder, of Kansas, favored their repeal. Mr. Reeder asserted that the public lands of the country were being disposed of under these acts at an alarming rate and at a price of $2.50 per acre, much below their real value. In this way the valuable timber and stone lauds were being acquired by large holders. Mr. Hoeg maintained that if the re peal bills were passed Colorado should be eliminated from their operation. The men who acquired lands under the timber and stone acts in his state were poor men, and if they did sell to a corporation they made a profit on the deal which was perfectly legal. Judge Knowles Will Resign. B utte , March 29.—Federal Judge Hiram Knowles announced today that he would send in his resignation some time in April, and that as soon as his uccessor had been named, he would retire from the bench. He stated that his resignation would have been sent in last year shortly after he reached the age of retirement, but there was a number of cases in which he had acted to a certain extent and he desired to clean up all of those matters before he retired. The judge is anxious to resign from active service. He has served on the federal bench in Montana since the state was admitted into the union in 1889. After his retirement Judge Knowles will probably make his home in Missoula, where he has lived for a number of years. Will Survey Blackfeet Reserve. W ashington , March 30.— The sen ate has passed an amendment to the Indian appropriation bill appro priating the sum of $25,000, or as much thereof as may be necessary for the survey and subdivision of a por tion of the Blackfeet Indian reserva tion in Montana, including examina tion in the field and office work. A number of surveying parties be longing to the reclamation service of the United States geological survey will this coming season investigate the irrigation possibilities in the basin of Teton river, in Montana. Towns Inder Water. ^ incennes , Ind., March 30.—The Belgrade levee broke today, causing much damage. Many houses were washed from their foundations and livestock drowned. The break in creased the water at Westport, where • the Hood is now in the second story of every house. The town has been I abandoned. Two-thirds of Lawrence J county is under water and in many : places is 20 feet deep. Messenger» have arrived from the flooded di.- j tricts asking f or volunteers to assist I in rescuing the flood-bound victims. Many boats have started to the rescue. P iedmont, M o ., March 30.—Blauk river lias steadily risen during the past week, until today it is five feet higher than the highest previous record. The country is inundated foi miles, buildings being floated from their foundations. Three persons were drowned near here in the destruction of a farmhouse. At Mill Springs many are living on their housetops. Conducted a Lottery, L incoln , Neb., March 30.—In a decision rendered yesterday Referee J. J. Sullivan of the supreme court of Nebraska held thai the Montana Mining, Loan and Investment com pany of Butte is conducting a lottery. The decision came as the result of a suit filed by the Butte concern to com pel the Pacific Express company to transmit packages for it. Upon the refusal of the express com pany to handle the Butte concern's business, mandamus action was insti tuted in the Nebraska court. In deny ing the writ asked for, Judge Sullivan declared that the business in which the Butte company was engaged was forbidden by public policy. He com pared the case of the Butte company to that of a man who asserts that the use of marked cards and loaded dice is not^ambling. War News Is Suppressed. L ondon , March 31.—The Telegraph says the Japanese authorities have re fused correspondents the use of the field telegraph lines, and that all dispatches must be sent to Tokio by mail. The pa per further says that there is no sign that any foreigners will be permitted to go to the front, though the native newspapermen will be allowed to do so. The Telegraph, in an editorial on the unprecedented censorship, says the Japanese have some new and import ant move to conceal, possibly the re embarkation of a portion of her forces already in Korea for some other point in the theater of war, and is anxious to guard against other possibilities of leakage through for eign correspondents who might sym pathize with Russia. Jurors Were Bribed. S an F rancisco , March 30.—The second trial of Mrs. Cordelia Botkin on the charge of having caused the death of Mrs. J. P. Dunning, by means of poisoned candy, virtually ended in a sensational manner late this after noon. Acting upon information that four jurors had been bribed to favor the prisoner, Judge Cook ordered the jury into the custody of the sheriff until tomorrow morning, when he will formally discharge the jury and begin the impaneling of a new one. It is alleged that besides four jurors who are said to have been influenced, an attempt was made to bribe a fifth one. When the denouncement came in court today, Mrs. Botkiu's attorney made a passionate speech, disclaiming that Mrs. Botkin or any one connected with her case was implicated. Decision Against Mr. Bryan. N ew H aven , Conn., March 31.—A decision rejecting as evidence the "sealed letter," by which William J. Bryan was to be given i50,000 from the estate of the late Philo S. Bennett was given today by Judge Gager in the superior court when the hearing on Mr. Bryan's appeal from the decis ion of the probate court, declining to admit the "sealed letter" to probate was resumed. Judge Gager said that the letter came within the limits of the statute governing wills, which de mands that every paper that is testa mentary or in the nature of a codicil must be attested by three witnesses. He held that the admission of the sealed letter would override that statute. Evaded the Wool Duty. B oston , March .'il. —The decision of the United States customs appraisers at New York that wools cannot be mixed when imported will have an im portant bearing, wool merchants here say. on carpet wools. Most of the mixed wools are in the carpet grade, and this decision separating the whole or higher priced article from the cheaper grades with which it has been mixed is expected to at once raise the market price of the carpet staple. It is explained that the practice of mixing the wools for the purpose of lowering the aggregate value of im portations has been practiced for many years. Commissioners Go To Panama. NEW York , March 29.— The mem bers of the Panama canal commission sailed today on the Alliance. They will inspect the route and documents of tl;e canal company preparatory to the delivery of the property to the United States. They will probably remain at the isthmus two months. UM s» m 3h. 4 WS v«* •A m v n . 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