PRICE FIVE CENTS.
SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY, MAY 27, 1904.
Continued on Page '• 4, . Column 3,
Chinese Disturbers Defeat a Force of
' LONDON, May 27. — The Tlme'a' Fsnfwanff-
OUTBREAK OF BOXERS.
There was a violent storm In the Gulf of
Pechlli last night. A O»t of four ships passed
here at noon, going eastward.
A letter received here from a Japanese cor
respondent «ay3 the Japanese landed a regi
ment of troops at Kerr Bay northeast of
Talienwan Bay, Uaatun* Peninsula, on
CHEFL*. May 26. — There is a rumor current
here among th^ Chinese that the Japanese are
now within teij miles of Port Arthur.
Japanese Rapidly Closing in Upon the
XEARIXG PORT ARTHUR.
PARIS, May 26. — George C. Taylor
of Llebler & Co., New York, has ar
ranged for Mme.' Rejane's American
tour- The contract Is- now signed for
twelve weeks, beginning November 8.
She will give, the principal pieces of
her repertoire, such as "Zaza," "La
Passerelle," "La Course Aux Flam
beau" and others.
Special Cable to The Call and New York Her
ald. Copyright. 1904. by the New York
Herald Publishing Company.
NOTED FRENCH ACTRESS
WILL TOUR AMERICA
Volcano Observes the Anniversary of
Its Death Dealing Outbreak Two
NEW HAVEN.- Conn.. May 26.—
According to a letter written by a
young girl resident in the island of
Dominica, the vojfano. Mount Pelee in
.Martinique. 'on May S lastri>y a sin
gular coincidence observed the anni
v*>r5ary of the catastrophe of/"May H,
1902. when 30,000 lives were lost add
the city of St. Pierre was destroyed,
by again bursting into active eruption.
Ho mention is atid* of any loss of life.
MOUNT PELEE BURSTS
INTO ACTIVE ERUPTION-
CHICAGO. May 26. — The timely in
tervention of 8-year-old Helen Smyers
of 6750 Wabash avenue prevented a
pistol duel between her father, R. D.
Smyers. and a burglar shortly after
midnight this morning which might
have proved fatal to one or the other.
The child prevented her father from
shooting at the burglar, who had
broken into the house and was dis
covered by. Smyers.
Smyers was standing at the head of
the stairs with a revolver leveled at
the burglar, who also had a pistol
pointed at the former when Helen ap
peared, attired only in her night
"Oh, papa, don't shoot the man." she
cried, springing in front of her father
and seizing his outstretched arm. As
Smyers lowered his revolver the bur
glar turned and fled* _
Shots With Cracksman.
Springs in Front of Her Father Just
as He Is About to Exchange
LITTLE GIRL PREVEXTS
DUEL WITH A BURGLAR
CHEFU, May 27. 12:30 p. m.— It is
learned from a reliable source that the
Japanese took . Kinchou yesterday
(Thursday) and are now pursuing the
..enemy. Kinchou is thirty-two miles
north of Port Arthur..
LONDON. May 27.— The Tokio cor
respondent of the Daily Express says
It is reported unofficially that the Jap
anese have captured Kinchou and are
now attacking' Dalny. »
The Tokio correspondent of the Daily
Mall, under date of May 26. says: "Ac
cording to a reliable report, the Japan
ese occupied ;Kinchou to-day."
The ' Morning ' Post's Tokio corre
spondent says that the Japanese occu
pied Kir.chou on Thursday afternooon
and are advancing to attack the Rus
sians occupying the heights south of
the town. . .
A dispatch -to the Central News from
Tokio says the Japanese stormed and
captured the town of • Kinchou, about
thirty-two miles north of Port Arthur.
In an earlier message the Tokio cor
respondent of the Central News cabled
that Japanese spies had ascertained
that the Russians had thirty guns at
Kinchou and numerous mines and wire
entanglements at "all points where a
Japanese attack was expected.
After the occupation of Kinchou . the
This authority, while not committing him
self absolutely, strongly Intimates that the
Japanese battleship Hatsuse was destroyed by
a torpedo fired from a submarine boat. It
is now established that a submarine boat
of tb<» DrewxeweickJ type iras at Port Ar
thur before the outbreak of the war.
¦ "It Is false to assert tha*. tha Russians u«
ftoatlnr mines. They are not known In the
Russian naval service. The Japanese used
them constantly off Port Arthur, setting
numbers afloat, near the entrance. All th«
Russian mines are . anchored and the action
of the Japanese in dragging for thorn Is re
sponsible If they get afloat. Such mines are
readily discernible in daylight and are dan
cerous only at • night. The three-mile limit
Is an absurdity, as a Whltehead torpedo can
travel four miles."
8T. PETERSBURG. May 26.— A high au
thority at the Admiralty said to-day:
High Official Says Japan Alone Uses
the Floattns Kind.
RUSSIAN* MIXES ALL ANCHORED.
CHICAGO, May £6.— "Dr." Hanish, i
high priest of the "Sun Worshipers." j
was arraigned before Magistrate Chott j
Vo-day to answer to the charge of
•practicing medicine without a license *
:nade asainst him by the State Board 1
<;f Health as the result of the death*
last evening of Miss Emma Reusse, ;
v. ho went insane after a forty-day fast! ''
"Dr." Hanish has ordered his fol- i
Jocers to observe a general fast dur- •
inj; the month of June in commemora- i
tiorj of Miss Reusso's suffering and !
death. The cult will be required to
.-bstain from food as long as they can.
eeren days being the minimum 'limit.
Hirh Priest of Snn Worsbip**rs Directs
'General Abstinence in Commemo
ration of Miss Reufise's Death.
ORDERS HIS FOLLOWERS
TO FAST DURING JUXE
"The breach was widened when the
church stepped in and expelled all
'handsuppers* from the colony. For
many of these life is not worth living.
They are boycotted and will not en
dure it, being anxious to defend. their
rights. Two classes have arisen as an
aftermath of the Boer war, 'hand
suppers* being the ignominious name
of those who evaded the English dur
ing the war. and the fighting class
being termed 'iron breeches.'" *
So said S. C. L. Good of the South
African constabulary, who arrived
WINNIPEG. Manitoba, May 26. —
•<«ivil war in South Africa is a cer
tainty of the near future. I am sur
prised the papers have kept the mat
ter so quiet."
Two Classes Have Arisen In Transvaal
Colony As a Result of Late
OX THE* VERGE OF CTvTIi
WAR IX SOUTH AFRICA
: Both Count Cassini, the Russian Em
bassador, and Mr. Takahira. the Jap
anese-Minister, had interviews with
Secretary Hay to-day. Afterward
Count Cassini took luncheon with
President Roosevelt In. the White
House. . -
CALL BUREAU, HOTEL BARTON,
WASHINGTON. May 26.— Through Its
Embassador. In St. Petersburg and Its
Minister in Tokio the Government has
made known informally, yet definitely,
to the Russian and Japanese Govern
ments that the President is ready to
tender his good offices to bring about
peace between them at the moment
when both are willing that such steps
shall be taken.' The attitude of the
Government In this respect has been
discussed' not only In the capitals of
the belligerents, but here in Washing
ton, between Secretary Hay and the
Russian and Japanese diplomatic rep
It has been made clear to the United
States, however, that neither Russia
nor. Japan Is willing to tolerate for an
Instant at this time the idea of for
eign mediation to put an end to the
war. Realizing this, the representa
tives of the United : States have not
persisted in pressing the subject, but
have contented themselves with mak
ing it plain that whenever Russia and
Japan are ready to--adjust their dif
ferences, the Government in Washing
ton is to be considered as a mutual
friend who- will act in the role of
peacemaker." It should be understood
that at no time was any direct pro
posal made by this Government's rep
Special Dispatch to The CalL
The ¦ Dally Telegraph's Shanghai corre
spondent reports the revival of Boxerlsra In
Southern Kirangsl province, and lays th» Box
ers entrenched themselves and defeated a small
force cf Government troco*.
"The outoosta »r« keeping In touch, but
there !¦ practically no fighting. One hundred
CosMcks aseared within twenty miles of this
position on May C3. There are no slms of
Russians moving In force south of LJaoyan*.'*
chens correspondent, under' dat* ef Mar 23,
The younger son. who is 24 years of
age. recently became enamored of
Madame Pflucker. a Peruvian, who was
sojourning at Vichy. Despite the pro
tests of his family the Viscount and the
Peruvian visited the Riviera together,
remaining at Cannes for some time.
Dr. Evans energetically protested
against his son's course and- finally cut
off his income. This brought the couple
back to Paris, where they arrived a
week ago. going to the Hotel de'.RivoiI.
At 5 o'clock on Monday evening last
a shot was heard in the chamber of the
Viscount, and when the proprietor of
the hotel reached the chamber he found
the Viscount en a bed with a wound in
his left breast. Madame Pflucker. who
was in the room, said that the Vis
count had shot himself, and although
weak from loss of blood the wounded
man seemed to confirm this statement.
Faying that the shooting took place
while he was handling a weapon.
He was taken to a private sanitarium,
where an operation was performed.
Madame Pfiucker remained constantly
at his bedside. He became unconscious
and died this morning, after which' the
police began an investigation.
, Madame Pflucker was interrogated by
the. police and later was given provi-
PARIS, May 25.— Ivon Evans, known
as Viscount d'Oyley, a eon of the Amer
ican dentist. Dr. John Evans, died to
night at a private sanitarium as the re
sult of a bullet wound received under
mysterious circumstances. The family
is prominent here. Dr. John Evans be
ing a nephew of the famous Dr. Thom
as Evans, who assisted Empress Euge
nie In her flight from Paris after the
Dr. John Evans, who came from Bal
timore, received the title of Marquis
d'Oyley from the Pope, his elder son
assuming the title of Count d'Oyley
and the younger that of Viscount
d'Oyley. by which titles they were gen
sional liberty. She bears out the theory
of suicide by showing two letters which
Viscount d'Oyley had addressed to the
authorities stating that It was his In
tention to commit suicide i owing to
PARIS, May 27.— The St
Petersburg correspondent of the
Petit Pan sien telegraphs that, ac
cording to a private dispatch from
Liaoyang, General Kuroki's
army has begun an attack on the
Russian position on the Liaoyang
road, and it is believed that what
will prove to be a decisive battle
Friendly Services Are Informally Offered to the Bel
ligerents in the Far East.
Son of Wealthy American Dies Under Mysterious
Circumstances in the French Capital.
WINNIPEG, Manitoba. May 26. —
A Brandon freight crew had an excit
ing experience with a bull on the
Arcola branch to-day. With & rush
and a roar a heavy freight moving
around a curve had half accomplished
the distance when the engineer saw a
large bull on the track facing the lo
comotive. He whistled, but the animal
took no notice at first, but when he
slowed up it made a wild dash at the
It was over In a second, but the
force of the contact derailed the en
gine, which turned completely over,
shorn of funnel, bell and whistle, and
was deposited with terrific force in
the deep mud of the slough by the side
of the track. The bull was cut Into
small pieces. None of the train crew
were »In jured.
Loses His Life in Successful Attempt
to Hurl Giant Antagonist From
BULL OFFERS BATTLE
TO RAILROAD ENGINE
UNITED STATES READY
TO ACT AS MEDIATOR
BULLET ENDS THE LIFE
OF VISCOUNT D'OYLEY
Japanese Storm and
This elaborate scheme is in connec- j
tion with the fight which all the rail- :
roads are making against the sale of j
tickets to scalpers and the only reason i
that it has not been applied before is !
that no system of photography has j
\>een heretofore found sufficiently
rapid to Justify its adoption.
NEW TQRK. May 26. — Tourists
within a. few months will be com
pelled to carry their photographs on
railroad tickets, if experiments which
are being made by Leslie P. Farmer,
passe'xger commissioner of the Grand
Trunk Line Association, prove success
ful. The ticket agents will then be
come photographers and before buying
fcis tourist excursion ticket each pas
tenger will sit before the camera.
Plan of Grand Trunk Line Association
to Prevent Sale of Tickets to
MX'ST BE PHOTOGRAPHED t
LONDON, May .27.— The Shanhaikwan correspondent of the Daily Chronicle sends a report re*
ceived from Jfewchwang that on May 23, believing that the Japanese had retired from Fengwang*
cheng, 15,000 Russians from Haicheng and Liaoyang marched toward Fengwangcheng. They were
surprised by 30,000 Japanese in the Tatun'g Pass. The l^ussian casualties were 4000 and more
than IOOO Russians surrendered. The report does not state the Japanese losses.
Japanese, Feigning a Retreat From Fengwangcheng, Lead Russian Pursuers Into an
Ambush and Inflict a Crushing Defeat
KOREAN* COOLIES BEARING COMPRESSED FODDER FOR HORSES DURING THE JAPANESE ADVANCE IN MANCHURIA.
When Roberts took steps to obtain
his rights he was recommitted to an
Jnpar.e asylum, from which he escaped
last August. Attorney E. E. Weir, a
relative, took up the case and in Jan
uary, after a bitter legal contest, se
cured an order from Judge Lawill de
claring Roberts legally sane. Expert
rhys;e:aris testified that Roberts had
rever been crazy. .
• LA PORTE, Ind., May 26. — On the
eve* of coming into his share of the
estate of his father. Carol Roberts,
tjged €S years, of this city, expired sud
denly last right of heart disease while
en a Lake Shore train leaving Adrian.
Previous to 1869 Roberts was a pros
perous farmer in Lewanee County,
Mich., but through the connivance of
.relatives he was declared insane and
tent to the Kalamazoo Insane Asylum.
After an incarceration of eight years
h» was released, to find his own prop
erty swept away. His father had died,
.leaving a large estate, which had been
taken from him.
Jitter Securing His Release He
Relatixes Rob Him of ILL* Estate and
I'ARMOt IS RAILROADED
TO AN* INSANE ASYLUM
CATE HATT1EN, May 26.— A serious
battle was fought to-d:iy between the
J^orr.inican Hoops and the revolution
ists at Esperanra, on the road from
Jlonte Ohristi to Santiago, near Man
gos. The revolutionists were victori
ous. Many were killed and wounded
on t>6lh Fides.
Genial R?.ou! Cabrera. Minister of
"U"ar. who commanded the Government
troops, was killed and his body taken
The revolutionists are before Nav
arette. wh?re another battle will be
The Government troops ar» waiting
for reinforcements. The United fc-tates
•* ruiser Detroit and the cunboat New
t>"rt are off ktante <*hristi.
The robber is described as of dark
complexion, above the average height,
rather slim and quick and wiry. His
hat was pulled over his eyes. He
was attired in overalls and shirt and
did not -wear a coat. The officials of
the bank will not disclose the probable
amount taken until they have made a
The robber Jumped from the cart
just below Auburn and took to the
hills west of town. The Sheriff, with
deputies and many citizens, is on a
hot- chase after the fugitive.
DESCRIPTION' OP ROBBER.
The bank official -was alone in tha
main office. D. W. Lubeck. the vice
president, was in an adjoining room,
but heard nothing until a pistal was
fired. The robber had leaped through
the brass rail door fronting the en
trance, then over the counter, and had
flred pointblank at McFadyen. who
was then near the large steel vault.
The bandit's markmanship was bad,
for the bullet flattened against the
Waiting only to grab all the gold
and silver he could lay hi3 hands on,
the robber started for the entrance
and met Cashier A. L. Smith, who was
Just returning: with the bank's mall.
Smith hurried to the back part of the
building for his rifle, but the stranger
fled through the front door, and,
jumping into a farmer's cart, dashed
down Main street, turning the corner
into the road that leads to Newcastle.
Druggist Fred Stevens took a shot at
the fleeing robber, but probably did
not wound him. •
The Placer County Bank is located
on one of the main thoroughfares of
Lower Auburn and in the center of
the business section.
Shortly after 3 o'clock a stranger,
wearing blue goggles and a false beard
that covered nearly his entire face.
entered" the front door of the building:
and tendered the assistant cash'er,
Edgar McFadyen, a paper demanding
forthwith all the funds on hand.
BUTXET STRIKES VAULT.
AUBURN. May 26. — A bold bank
robbery took place in this city at 3
o'clock this afternoon and to-night of
ficers are scouring the neighboring
hills in an effort to capture the
Special Dispatch to Tha Call.
Officers and Citizens Search the Hilb
in an Effort to Capture the
Money-Laden Fugitive. .
ReToluncnists Will Follow Dp Their
• Advantage and Another Fight
Minister of War Cabrera
Among Those Killed Dur
ing the Action.
Disguised Stranger Fires
to Kill, Gathers Gold
Government Army Is
SLAVS LOSE FOUR THOUSAND MEN
IN AN AMBUSCADE IN TATUNG PASS
OYlUME XCV— XO. 179.
I . THE THCATCB9.
Alcazar— "A Possible Case."
California — "When We Were
Central — "A Great Temptation."
Columbia — "Dr. Jekyll and Mr.
Chutes — Vaudeville.
Grand — "Pedora." !
O rph nun — VaucI erille.
TivoU — "A Bunaway Girl.'*
The San Francisco Call
Torejcast rnafie at Cxa rraa
d«co for thirt7 t lxour« ending
xnifisisrfct. Kiy 27: *
Saa Francisco asd vicinity —
Talr Friday; lirtt aorttweit
wind. G. H. WIZASOW.
Temporarily in Charge.
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