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-Strict Censorship Is Established and
Newspapers Are Stilled—Several
New Strikes Are Declared Today—
Czar's Soldiers Join Revolt.

Warsaw, Russia, Jan. 27.—A
strike was started here today and
is spreading rapidly. A number
the factories are closed, The
workmen are quiet.
Lod2, Russia, Jan. 27.—A gen
eral strike commenced here today-
Riga, Russia, Jan. 27.—Twenty
nine men and two women were
killed and thirty-seven civilians
and eight soldiers were wounded
by shots during yesterday's .riot
ing. At the request of the work
men the theatres of the. city have
been closed.
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Mltau, Jan. 27.—Labor agents
from Riga organized a strike here
today. Bodies of strikers marched
to and factoHes and workshops
and compelled the men'to leave
their employment. Troops have
been summoned to. the scene of
the disturbance.
0 St. Petersburg, Jan. 27.—Early re
ports from all over 'Russia Indicate that
_v the strike situation is flattening out.
The authorities regard the danger of
a' general tie-up ot Russian industries
as practically over and declare that
the attempt to turn the moviement into
a Keneirar political revolt has failed.
The government's promise of shorter
hours of labor has been proclaimed*in
Moscow and other cities seems to have
had an effect upon the workmen.
.The political side of the movement
Iff Sgaln 8ihMnK.Jb,
When and in what form
brea.k ,^ Qtiljr the future can .deter
ni!ne. V
•Authorities: everywhere, seemingly
are attempting to treat the workmen
whose aspirations ir? purely economic
ifejj without harshness, but. are putting
down the revolutionists with a stern
hand. The latter have again been
forced to cover, meetings being almost
impossible.
T..
Quiet Last Night.
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All was quiet here during ,the night.
Traffic in the streets this morning was
practically normal. The troops have
disappeared from the streets.
Press Is Muzzled.
The press administration has sent
a circular to the newspapers prohibit
ing the publication of news or com
ment regarding the strike.
Work Resumed at Moscow.
^MOBCOW, Jan. 27.—The night passed
"njfuletly here. Work was resumed this
morning in some of the factories.
Trepoff Is Confident.
Governor General Trepoff manifests
over and that public order and safety
are asufred. Further than this the Gov
ernor general takes an optimistic view
of the situation in the provinces. He
said:
"As you see, the city Is perfectly
tranquil. There have been no disord
ers since Sunday, and there will be
none in spite of the exaggerated alarm
ist-reports with which foreign coun
tries have been flooded. I am in a po
sition to guarantee the peace and
safety of the city. The workmen have
already begun to return to work, but
it i$ hardly possible for a general re
sumption of work to occur before
Monday. You have read my proclama
tion. The, vast majority of the work
ipen were deceived into associating
themselves with a political movement.
The government intends to do every
thing possible under the law to see
that they receive justice."
"What of the future? People talk
bt a revolution of an era of bomb
throwing,' he was asked.
"I am an optimist," was the reply.
"1 have no fear of a revolution. As
for bomb throwers, they are few in
number. They may attempt some
thing, but nothing will be accomplished
in that fashion."
'fjtj Not An Arrest, He Says.
'5"There are stories of wholesale ar
rests?" it was suggested.
"There have been no arrests since I
assumed the governor generalship yes
terday. The government cannot per
mit conspirators against it to plot and
agitate as they please."
"Is Maxim Gorky under arrest?"
queried the correspondent.
"He is not in St. Petersburg, which
is the extent of my Jurisdiction." said
the general.
"Where is Father Gopon?"
"I cannot tell you."
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In conclusion, Governor General
Trepoff said the government had
nothing to conceal. He was ready at
all times to answer proper questions.
Disaffection in Army.
vi1 London, Jan. 27.—News from all
parts of Russia Indicates the universal
spread g* i,'ie spirit of revolution.
The dlsaii^Von of the people is
spreading to the army.
Business is Suspended
While People Hear Sermon
Burlington, Jan. 27.—(Special.)—A m.oraJ wave is sweeping over
Burlington and every man, woman and child in the city iB affected.
Rev. Severance, a Kansas evangelist of note, is conducting revival
meetings at the Methodist Episcopal church and during the past few
days the attendance at every meeting has been so great that the ca
pacity of the auditorium, one of the larges't in any church in Burling
ton, has bejn found too small to accommodate the crowds.
Today almost every business house in the city, including the fac
tories and several of the saloonss closed between the hours.of 10 and
11 o'clock and the employes were given'the time to -Attend the set'
vices held by Dr Severance. He is an eloquent and a forceful
speaker and holds the attention of his audience throughout his ad
dresses. The attendance at the service this morning was ihtirely too
large for the church. Mayor Caster is deeply interested in the re
vival and it was in response to a proclamation issued by him that
the city'8 business was suspended. for an hour today.
ROAD IS VICTOR
LAKE SHORE WIN8 IN CASE
BROUGHT BY COMMERCE
COMMISSION.
A N I O A N E S
Decision Is of Wide Interest, Coming at
a Time When Freight Rates and
Tariff, and Powers of Commerce
Commission Are Being Discussed.
Cleveland, Jan. 27.—Federal Judge
Wing today handed down a decision
in the test case brought by the inter
state commerce commission against
the Lake Shore and other railroad
companies to compel the latter to re
store hay and straw from the fifth to
the sixth classification in freight rates.
The decision is in favor of the rail
roads and orders the case dismissed.
An Important Decision.
The decision Is, an important one,
coming as it does just at a. time when
the powers of. the commission to regu
late rates and tariffs for the transpor
tation of freight are being generally
discussed. It serves to show the wis
w&«tocsexe&'sA! recant-,
mendatlons itTlis' message: regarding
the proposed increase in tneSe powers.
Eastern Lines Reduce Rates.
Chicago, Jan. 27.—The trunk lines
east of. Chicago today reduced the rate
on grain from. 15 to 13% cents. The
charges on export and domestic grain
are cut down from 20 to 17% cents.
with soldiers bound for Manchuria
came to a standstill at Zytomiertz,
eighty miles southwest of Kieff, and
the soldiers bolted with their equip
ments.
The same dispatch states that all
through Russia, in barracks in which
reservists are in/terned, awaiting dis
complete confidence that the crisis is jng unrecognized since Sunday. It is
nvtil vn A k11 a km
Gopon is Wounded.
HAY'S PLAN
SECRETARY SUGGESTS SCHEME
FOR DECIDING RUSSO-CHI
NESE DIFFICULTY.
CONFERENCE OF POWERS
Hay, In Answering Russian Complaint
Against China, Tells Count Cassini
That He Has Sent Message to China
patch to the far east, 'the conscripts ftantly observed that strict neutrality
profited by the general confusion and *n present war which is imposed
escaped. They went to their homes,
carrying their rifles.
London, Jan. 27. The St. Peters-
burg correspondent ox the Express late the pledges it made at the begin
says he learns that Father Gopon has ning of the war to respect the neutral
been discovered wounded in an Ala- ity
Free Traders Victory.
TRAIN DELAYED A DAY.
Regarding Wishes of United 8tates.
Washington, D. C„ Jan. 27. In the
correspondence between the state de
partment, the Russian embassy and
the Chinese legation, relative to the
Russian allegation that Chinese neu
trality had been violated, the full text
of which was made public today, the
most Interesting feature is a proposal
from Secretary Hay that the com
plaint should be considered by a con
ference, of the powers, a suggestion
wliich has thus far met with po re
sponse.
Sent Message to China
Hay's answer to the Russian, com
plaint, after an assurance to Count
Cassini that he had instructed the
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United^.tates Chlnajo, Miles, was^optjft yesterday after
express lo ttie
thei earnest. hppe of the President that "hereafter" so as to remove the re
China would scrupulously observe her troactive feature of the provision, and
neutral obligations any departure withdrew his motion *to strike out the
entire paragraph.
from which would seriously embarrass1
not only China but also the power's in
terested in limiting the area of hostil
ities," proceeds: 41^'
"I willingly took advantage of this
occasion, as I have similar occasions
upon it, not only by its solemn engage'
ments, but also by the very necessity
of its Independent existence, and that
the government' of Japan insists that
it has kept and intends to keep invlo-
0f
fusoff hospital, where he has been ly- agreed upon."
firmly believed he will soon recover,
when General Trepoff will have him
court martialed and executed for trea
son.
London, Eng.. Jan. 27. The free
traders captured another parliament- taken today and was without result,
ary seat in the by-election held in .The legislature adjourned until next
North Dorset yesterday. Monday.
BIG FIRE LOSS TEN DIE AT SEA
WELCH DEPARTMENT STORE AT
GLIDDEN IS TOTALLY DE,
STROYED.
Marshalltown, Jan. 27.—(Special.)—
Fire this morning destroyed the Welch
JMre una morning aesiroyea me weo
department store at Glidden. The Vaderland. which arrlved here from
SUE3 IOWA MAN.
Woman Living in Kentucky Wants
$25,000 for Breach of Promise.
Des Moines, Jan. 27.—(Special.)—
Scynthia Ferguson, of Louisville, Ky„
brought suit today against W. B. Ken
pedy of Montgomery county for judg
loss on the building and contents is Antwerp on January 24, died at sea.
about $30,000, with Insurance of more The cause of death was given as con
than half that amount.
Reaches
Twentieth Century Limited
Chicago Today.
Chicago, Jan. 27.—The Twentieth
Century Limited train from New York
and five minutes behind time as the
result of the blizzard. jyi
•New York Is Recovering.
New York, Jan. 27.—The recovery
frcm the great storm of Wednesday is
practically complete today.
ment for $25,000 for alleged breach of acting under Orders from the secretary.
dispatch promise. The suit is b~cu£ ht in the oi the department of cornm0"""
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China within the limits then
STILL NO CHOICE.
Vote for Missouri Senator Is Without
Result Today.
Jefferson City, Jan. 27. The tenth
ballot for United States senator was
MANY FATALITIES ON OCEAN
STEAMER CAUSE UGLY
SUSPICION.
New York. Jan. 27.
passengers on the Red line steamer
Hr.» otaorJL
gestion of the lungs and pneumonia,
and the vessel yas passed at quaran
tine. Yesterday 700 steerage passen
gers were not permitted to land when
the steamer came up to her dock, and
by order of the health officer of the
port the Vaderland Was sent back to
onarj,ntlne
quaranune
arrived here today, twenty-four hours I When the commissioner of immigra
tion here received this step he tele
graphed to the authorities at Washing
ton as to what he should do with the
steerage passengers down at Ellis is
land. The reply was to turn them over
to the health authorities.
labor.
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OTTUMWA, WAPELLO COUNTY, IOWA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 1905
Bii. ships
NAVAL. COMMITTEE PECIDE TO
RECOMMEND CONSTRUCTION
^0£ 0^1
LY TWO ?A|TLE
SHIPS.
ARGUE THE SM00T CASE
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Aldemar Van Cott of Salt Lake City
Declares the I rotestants' Position Is
Untenable Swayne Impeachment
Trial is Continued, f'-
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Washington, D. C., Jan. 27.—The
house committee on naval affairs today
decided upon the naval increase pro
gram to be incorporated in the naval
appropriation bill, providing for but
two battleships. They will be 16,000
tons each, representing the largest
type and carrying the heaviest arma
ment and armor.
Argue Smoot Case.
for th6 defense" were
made today In the S'moot investigation.
Aldemar Van Cott of Salt Lake City
opened the argument by declaring that
the contention of'the Protestants is
untenable in that they admit that they
could charge Snwtot with no offence
cognizable by the law. The only
thing brought against him was he be
lieved in revelations.
Swayne Trial Continued.
Washington, if C., Jan. 27.—The
Swayne impeachment -trial in the sen
ate today was postponed until Febru
ary 3 in order to give Judge Swayne
time to make an answer.
Miles to Get Full Pay.
General MileB will receive his full
pay while serving on the staff of Gov
ernor Douglas of Massachusetts unless
the senate provision be eliminated in
conference, but all officers hereafter
detailed for such service will not be
paid a salary higher" than the active
pay of a major.
The amendment offered yesterday
as a substitute for the house paragraph
in the army bill,palmed at General
in the past, to make proof of the sired to humiliate General Miles, in
frank and loyal friendship which has
always existed between out two na
tions. But I feel that I ought, with
the same frankness, to call your excel
lency's attention to the fact that the
Chinese government declares with
great earnestness that it has con-
Senator Lodie had a telegram from
Governor Herrick of Ohio, reading as
follows:
"Ohio is deeply interested in the
army appropriation bill. If it is de-
which we have no sympathy here, it
ought not to include special army offi
cers on the retired list who are ren
dering splendid services to the na
tional'guard of Ohio."
EXTRA!
WORLD'S LARGEST DIAMOND.
New 8tone Discovered At Pretoria,
Weighs 3,032 Carats.'
Johannesburg, Transvaal, Jan. 27.—
The largest diamond ever discovered
has been found near Pretoria. The
stone weighs 3,032 carats and is valued
at from $3,000,000 to f4,000,000.
INDICTMENTS RETURNED.
1
sey
Four Investigations Going On
Four departments are now conduct
ing investigatiops. Collector Strana
han and Surveyor Clarkson are sep
arately actiru on behalf of the treas-1 east portion Saturday,
ury department Mr.Doty is conduct
ing a rigid medical examination on
behalf of the('quarantine service Im
migration Commissioner Williams is
In
Grand Jury Hands Down Bills
Dodge-Morse Case.
New York, Jan. 27.—The grand jury
today handed down a blank indictment
in connection with the Dodge-Morse
case. The indictment contains charges
against fsix or eight men. Three in
dictments were against Lawyer Abra
ham Hummel and charged him with
subornation of perjury and conspiracy.
RAMSEY WILL STAY.
President of Wabash Will Not Resign
As Rumored.
New York, Jan. 27. The Associ
ated Press was informed today on the
highest authority that President Ram-
of the Wabash System is not about
tQ reslgn hag been reported
FOUR MEN KILLED.
Collision Totfay Near Tullahoma,
Tenn., Results Fatally.
Nashville, Jan. 27.—Four train
men were killed and several per
sons Were injured in a collision to
day between a freight and a pas
senger train on the Nashville.
Chattanooga & St. Lpuls railroad
near Tullahoma.
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Police Order Ottumwa's
Gamblers to Close Hous^
From Friday's Dallv
All the gambling houses in the city of Ottumwa were closed 1J
night In compliance with an order from Chief of Policy John
Gray. The usijal pre-election'wave of morality has swept over
city administration and in consequence there will at all events be
gambling in the city till after the spring election.
The issuing of the closing order which the gamblers say reached
them yesterday, followed significantly close upon the announcement
of a. series of-sermons to be delivered by Dr. A. E. Craig, pastor of
the First (Methodist Episcopal church, upon the social conditions of
Ottumwa. The gambling fraternity has accepted the situation,
locked its doors, and announced that for the present there will be no
effort to carry on its business.
JOHN S. FARMER, PARTICIPANT
IN SHOTGUN DUEL, IN 8ERI.
OUS CONDITION
W*
MAY BE BLIND NO .-TROUBLE
INJURIES ARE SEVERE
"W
ite
8ignt of Eye Gone—Other Eye May
Be Lost Few Shot Have Been Re
moved —. Halsted Arraigned —Heai^
Ing on Monday. «.
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Mrs. Allcrra Farmer, the wife of Far
mer, came into the city this morning
and visited her husband at the hospi
tal. She returned to the,country this
afternoon,declaring ..that siie will stand
he lose the slghtjpf. both eyes and be
Halsted Arraigned.
George W., Halpted, the father and
the other participant In the duel, is
very sore and stiff as a result of the
shot which entered his body. He w'as
arraigned this morning'before Justice
W. J. Berry upon a Charge of assault
•with intent to commit murder. His
preliminary hearing,is set for Monday
afternoon at 2 o'clock.
DENVER CRISIS APPROACHES.
Ciroulars Call Demoorats to Assemble
at Capital Maroh 2.
Denver, Colo., Jan. 27.—Circular let
ters calling a mass meeting at the
capital on March 2, the day on which
the legislature will decide the Pea
body-Adams contest for the governor
ship, are being circulated throughout
the state. "The deal Is fixed," accord
ing to the circular, "to unseat Gover
nor Adams and seat Peabody," and the
question is asked, "Will you permit the
purchased politicians to veto the peo
ple's will?"
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$ HELD FOR FAILURE.
Four Men Indicted in Connection With
Collapse of Buffalo Bank.
Buffalo, N. Y., Jan. 27. Warrants
for the arrest of Arthur E. Appleyard
of Boston Richard Emory, Robert F.
Schelllng and Eugene A. George of
E ffalo, charged with failure to per
form their full duties as officials, were
Issued today In connection with the de
funct German bank.
AN OKLAHOMA CATTLE KING IS
CONVICTED OF tyURDEROUS
.. ... .. .,. ASSAULT,.
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Iowa—Fair tonight and Saturday.
Colder tonight and probably in the
Illinois—Fair tonight and Saturday.
Colder Saturday and in the north and
central portions tonight.
Local Weather.
9 o'clock last night .. 25 above
7 o'clock this morning .. 16 above
2 o'clock thistaft£rnw9 4v ^6 ab^p
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NAVY
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FOUND GUILTY UNIONS CLAD
DEPARTMENT KNOW8 OF
DISTURBANCE IN SAN
DOMINGO.,
if
St. Louio, Jan. 27.—Zack Mulhall,
charged with assault to kill In a shoot
ing affair on the Pike last summer, was
found guilty yesterday afternoon In
Judge Foster's court, and sentenced to between President Roosevelt, Attorney
,'n t^e penitentiary. General Moody, Commissioner of Cor
Mulhall, the Oklahoma cattle king,
was in court before the verdict wis
how he explained the verdict, he re
plied laconically:
"Too much Texas, I guess."
8TRIKE IS ENDED.
Miners Return to Work At Springfield
Pending Settlement.
Springfield, 111., Jan. 27. The
strike in the Chicago and Springfield
Coal company's mine here end6d to
poratlons
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NEW TREATY IS READY
Secretary Hay Notifies the 8enate
That He Will Submit Draft of Agre»
ment In a Short Time—Orders Given
the Dixie Are Made Public.
From Friday's Dallv Washington, D. C., Jan. 27. The
The conditioij of John S. Farmer, navy department today issued the fol-1
who was one of the participants In the lowing: "On January 19 orders were
shot gun duel of yesterday is very issued to Rear Admiral Slgsbee author
serious. The sight of one eye is gone izing him to send the Dixie with 200
and there is little likelihood that the marines from Panama to Guantanamo,
other eye will escape. But few of the where they will be held in readiness
shot have been removed from the face, for use elsewhere. No other orders
chest and hands as lt was thought by have been issued to the Dixie. So far
the physicians that the probing would as the department knows there are no
do more harm than the shot.
able to make a living for him should financial affairs of the government of
disturbances in San Domingo."
New Treaty Prepared.
Secretary Hay will send to the sen
ate a treaty to take the place of the
protocol through, which- the United
San Domingo and administer them to
against the island snail be equitably
met. A communication'to that effect
was sent to the senate today, -mm®®.
DYNAMITE KILL8 FOUR MINERS.
Premature Explosions Cause Death of
Laborers In Mlchloan Mines.
Calumet, Mich., Jan. 27.—Blasting
caused almost instant death to four
Finnish miners In local mines yester
day. Henry Aho and John Reinl were
killed at the Tamarack mine. A charge
of dynamite exploded while they were ^e Russjans lntentlons
recharging the hole. John and Jacob
Kostunen, brothers, died as the result
of a premature explosion of a charge in
the Champion mipe.
KILLED BY TRAIN.
Aged Woman Residing at Chelsea, la.,
Meets Tragic Death.
Chelsea, Iowa, Jan. 27. (Special)
—Mrs. Sarah Wilkinson, aged 70
years, was struck by a C. & N. W.
train at the depot here today andj
killed Instantly.
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OPPOSITION WINS.
G^field
read, after which it was announced labor organizations and corporate
that a new bond would be prepared Interests, has been introduced in the
and motion for a new trial filed. hoifse by Representative Jenkins, of
Mulhall asserted that he was de-1 Wisconsin, chairman of the judiciary
fending his daughters, Luclle and Mil- committee.
dred, when he fired the shots that It provides that in labor disputes an
struck Frank Reed and Ernest Mor- injunction shall not be issued until the
gan, the prosecuting witnesses, in opportunity shall have been afforded
front of a wild west show with which the adverse party to the proceedings to
Mulhall was connected. When asked be heard by the court and Is intended
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Com-
Hungarlan Government Meets
plete Defeat In Election.
Buda Pest, Jan. 27.—The defeat of
the government at the recent election
appears to have been complete. The
oppositionists secured 171 seats out!
of 318 in the diet.
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ILL TO CURB INJUNCTION
POWER 18 INTRODUCED IN
XTEWVMF CONGRESS, ZWVTR&W
Washington, D. C., Jan. 27.—An Im
portant measure, the result ojf confer
ences held during the past two months
and
repreVentatives
as a substitute for measures pending in
congress.
DENEEN WILL ATTEND
"Illinois Day" Will Be Big Occasion
at Portland Exposition.
Portland, Ore., Jan. 27.—Governor
Deneen, of Illinois, has given practi
cally his confirmation of the arrange
ments made for his trip to the Lewis
day, the miners returning to work andj and Clark fair in this city the last
the company agreeing to remedy the week In June. A special day has been
grievances which caused the shut held In reserve to be known as "Illi
down. jnois day" at the exposition.
UMBER
AFTER THREE MONTHS' QUIET,
ACTIVITY BEGINS AGAIN IN
MANCHURIA.
SLAVS CLAIM ViCTOHY
Kuropatkln Tells His Czar That th*
Russians Have Occupied Two VII*
lagea Another Dispatch Says Jap*
anese Attacked and Were Repulsed.^,
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Berlin, Jan. 27. A Lokal-An
zleger Mukden dlspatoh says a
general engagement began yester* -,
day and continues today. Already
the losses on both sides are oortsld
erable and the fighting Is espe
daily heavy at the center of tho
llne.^^
Russlan Headquarters, Huan Moan*
tain, Manchuria, Jan. 26.—(Delayed)—
After three months' quietude the Jap.
anese have resumed activity, attempt*
ing to force back the Russian right:
wing. Stubborn fighting began Janu*
ary 25 and is continuing today.
JapB Repulsed.
According to report the Japanese at*
tack was repulsed and the Russian
counter attack was so energetically
pressed that" a village within the for.*
mer Japanese lines of some strategical
Importance was taken. It is rumbre'd
that several Japanese guns were also
taken.
There was no fighting, at the center
or on the left flank.
News of. Strike[ Received.
The Japanese advance is believed to
be inspired in part by the nQvrs of the
Russian internal troubles, Intelligence
of which reached the Russian arrhy oa
Wednesday morning. r,
Kuropatkln Claims Victory. ,4_.i
St. Petersburg, Jan. 27.—(general
Kuropatkln, under date of January
The advance has commenced, ot our
right flank against the enemy. Wo
have occupied Khallatosa and Khelg
oiitaya.' NoVdetails have been .receiyed
of the losses."
Greatest of the Vfikr?
General Kurbkl's Headquarters, Jani
26.—(Delayed.)—What may prove to
be the greatest, battle of the war is ift
progress near here. A heavy and: con*
tinuous roar of artillery has bpqn heard
to the westward, all da.y.
A Russian force has crossed the,Hun
river on the Japanese left wing. The
movement was met by a large Japan
which advanced as soon as
were under
stood and began the battle.
th
tntRntinnn
Wounded Left Freezing.
All day yesterday and today the con
flict raged, neither side gaining an ad
vantage. The dead and wounded were
left to freeze in the snow, which lies
more than a foot deep all over th«
plains. Hundreds of soldiers have,been
incapacitated by the cold, which is In*
tense. ..
The thermometer is now several de
grees below zero, and. continues to
fall. The exposed troops are subjected
to the greatest suffering. Snow fell all
day Monday. The frozen ground Is too
hard for rapid trenching.
Fighting May Become General.
The significance of the movement of
the Russians Is undetermined. 'It Is
presumed that they hoped to dislodge
the Japanese from their position, ren
dered insecure by the strenuoslty of
ithe weather. It is now believed that
the fighting will become general and
eventually Involve General Khrokfs
entire division.
Re-enforcementB. were hurried to the
front thl3 evening. There are no
signs of any abatement in the con*
flict
KANSAS URGE8 RATE LAW
Asks Members of Congress to Vote for
New Measure.
Topeka, Kans., Jan. 27.—The ho i8e
has adopted the senate concurrent
resolution Instructing the Kansas dele
gation in congress to procure the
speedy passage of a bill empowering
the interstate commerce commission
to determine Just and equitable pas
senger and freight rates. In the course
ot a discussion on the resolution.
Speaker Stubbs said: "Talk of railroad
legislation In Kansas Is child's play.
We qm do nothing. We want congress
to act and our representatives to help."
CUMMIN8 ATTACK8 BLYTHE.
Governor in Address to Manufacturer*
Criticises Burlington Man...
Cedar Rapids, Jan. 27.—In his' ad
dress to the Iowa State Manufacturers*
association last night Governor A. B.
Cummins passed severe^crltlclsm upon
his long time political opponent, J. W.
Blythe, of Burlington. He did not
mention him by name, but so referred
to him that his audience quickly un
derstood that such a man was "unfit
for political leadership."
Cardinal Satolli Very .111.
Rome, Jan. 27.—The illness of Car
dinal Satolli has taken a serious turn
and It is feared pneumonia will ensue.
The cardinal's temperature Is 103,
German Prlnca Very III.
Berlin, Jan. 27.—Prince Eltel Fred*
rich's condition is very serious.
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