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ULMAR, . . . COLORADO. Admiral Perry little dreamed what progress the Japanese would malic in fifty years. Kuropatkin says he is glad the Japs have crossed the Yalu. Satisfactory all round then. According to recent investigations there are 44.000 hotels in the United States—mostly bad. Gen. Stoessel and stafT expect to spend the summer months at their seaside resort in Port Arthur. Fried onions, they say. will kill germs in the human system —also, sometimes, long-standing friendships. Still, the small boys of Wisconsin will not object to the announced cur tailment of the shingle production In the state. Grafting in charitable Institutions, with the patients as victims, is moral ly very like taking pennies from a blind beggar. A former Dakota Judge is row an inmate of a Missouri prison. This is rather a heroic way of taking one's own medicine. The value put on men is steadily rising. A woman in Georgia. *.n a breach of promise case, has asked for 1100,000 damages. Young Mr. Rockefeller says that misfortunes are blessings in disguise. Yes; and they are usually successful in preserving their incognito. The king of Italy now wears his mustache curled up at the ends. Evi dently there was a deep significance in Emperor William’s recent visit. So King Peter 1h going to be crown ed June 15, if he isn't assassinated before then. That will be the anni versary of his election to the throne. An American girl has painted the portrait of the empress dowager of China. Fortunately, the work was completed before the dowager's latest death. One of*he sons of President Loubet gets a salary of S4OO a year as a clerk in the Bank of France. Evidently he wants to learn the business from the bottom up. A preacher says St. Louis is more wicked now’ than Rome or Babylon ever was. Bui a good many people will insist on going and seeing for themselves. J. C. Smith of New York, who in herited $1,000,000 seven years ago. Is a bankrupt. Well, he can at least claim credit for having put the money in circulation. The New York minister who inter polates "they say” in the Apostles' creed must have formed the "it-ls alleged” habit from reading copy on a daily newspaper. If Peru and Brazil are reading the reports from the far East it is safe to nssume that the boundary dispute will be settled by arbitration. The other thing doesn’t pay. The war in the east would seem less horrible If some suitable English syn onyms could be found for "Fengwang cheng.” "Newchwang,” "Liaoyang, and ”Fengßhangbong.” An English chess player Is going to marry the daughter of an American millionaire. This will enable him to go on benefiting the world by devot ing himself to the game. China announces agAln her deter mination to maintain strict neutrality and that Is wise. An army equipped with parasols is out of place when there is real fighting going on. Somewhat roughly, people may ho divided into two great Makses. those who think the cherry looks most beautiful in blootn and those who think it looks most beautiful in pie. Japan's attitude on the foreign trade question while it is trying to take Manchuria is much less import ant than its attitude when It shall be in definite and permanent possession. It is interesting to read and hear what the philosophizing prophets have to say about conditions In the American city of the future. Perhaps they know as much about It ns any of us do.. Cats are said to be regnrded as n dainty food in Italy, their meat be ing described as "tender and sweet." This may be true of the meat, but can hardly be appropriately applied to the song. Mme. Janauschek is now an inmate of the Actors' Home at West New Brighton, Stated Island. -Thus do we see the benefits of genius. If she ' had been an ordinary woman she might have had to scrub in her old age. All tho shorthand writers In the country. working together couldn't have taken .down the remarks that were made in New York when gll the L roads In the city were stalled at 5 p. m. and it took from ten to twenty six minutes to start the trains again. HERESY REPORT AT METHODIST CONFERENCE Profeasors Exonerated.—Students To Be Cautioned.—Report of Missions Committee.— May Have Colonial Bishops. I>os Angeles. Cal.. May 29.—The Methodist general conference rushed through a vast amount of business yes-, terday during its three sessions and when adjournment was taken late last night, had practically cleared the files of all the important subjects that have been brought before it. The heresy question, which had been held up by many as a thing upon which there would be prolonged and heated debate, proved to be a very small matter, after all. It was dis missed with a report brought in by the committee on education, the confer ence adopting Its recommendations without a ripple of excitement. There was no debate except a brief speech by Dr. Mitchell, who is credited with being the leader of those opposed to the so-called higher criticism in theo logical circles. Dr. Munhall merely stated his opposition to Bible criticism and declared himself favorable to the report as presented. The recommendations of the com mittee on education on this particular point were that in the absence of suf ficient proof against the faculties of certain universities, these institutions be exonerated on all the charges of heresy. The report recommended also that since there is some unrest and a disposition to fear that heresy will de velop. the directors should exercise care in the selection of instructors, ap pointing none concerning whose question. Professors were cautioned to Instruct their students to preach none but established doctrines. The report was passed by a large vote. The conference voted down the rec ommendation of the committee on temperance providing for a special de partment of temperance work and au thorizing collections for its mulnteh anee. The report of the missions commit tee was adopted with the following ! recommendations: Favoring the revision by a commis sion of the ritual pertaining to mar riage ceremony and administration of the southern Asia favoring the granting of a subsidy to the Mex ican Christian Advocate: referring to a commission the unification of Meth odist bodies of Japan with power to act; favoring the erection, as soon as practicable, of a union theological school for all Methodist missionaries in Europe; advising that a special col umn be provided in annual conference minutes for the recording of special missions gifts, but providing that churches which have not come up to their regnlar missions apportionment shall not have their special gifts re corded in said column. Several of the newly elected bishops have been given their first experience ' as presiding officers over the general i conference at last night's and to-day’s I sessions. Bishops Spellmeyer. Bashford and Macf>owe!l have presid ed In turn. The others of the new bishops will preside during some of the sessions before final adjournment. There was reserved for the final ses- j sion of the conference one of the most ! significant questions programmed for i consideration by this body. It was the question of whether the ministers or ! any other than, white races shall be | eligible for the episcopacy. The conference last night decided. I by a practically unanimous vote, to amend the church constitution so as to provide for the election of bishops of other than the white race. The conference also adopted the ma jority report of the committee on edu cation on the subject of opening the American University at Washington. The report advised that the university be not opened until the endowment of $5,000,000 had been raised. Fire at School of Mines. Denver. May 30.—A Golden dispatch yesterday says: About 4:30 o’clock this morning fire broke out in the chemical store room in the basement of what is called the main building of the Colorado School of Mines, and be fore it was extinguished damage to the amount of about $8,500 had been done, much of which wasdue to water and the destruction of-expensive chem icals. The loss is fully covered by In surance. The fire department, assist ed by citizens, did excellent work, and kept the fire within boundß until it was finally extinguished. The origin of the fire is not definitely known, but it. is supposed to have started from spontaneous combuetion. The damage Is itemized as follows: Building. $2,500; apparatus and fixtures, $3,000; chemicals. $3,000. The building In which the fire orginated was construct ed in 1880. and an addition was put on it in 1882 at a total cost of $30,000. 1-ater another part, containing the of fices. library and gymnasium, was added. The fire did not spread to any of the new part, and but little water reached any of the rooms. Flowers on McKinley’s Tomb. Canton. Ohio. May 31.—Floral offer ings from widely separated portions of the country were received by Mrs. McKinley yesterday, to be placed on the tomb of her Husband. Among those who sent memorials were President and Mrs. *Roc>eevelt, • the President sending a large wreath of various white flowers and Mrs. Roosevelt a beautiful bouquet of American Beauty roses. Mrs. McKinley drove to West- j lawn cemetery and placed on the cas- j ket three large bunches of flowers, one of white carnations, the second of pink carnations and snitlax, and tho third of white Easter- lilies. Many of the offerings were anonymous. Mrs. Garfield’s Illness. Los Angeles, Col.. May 3<U—The con dition of Mrs. Junes A. Garfield, wife of the late President OarfioUL who has been removed from her homo In Pasa dena to tho seaside town oT Carpin teria, because of ill health, is not seri ous. Her physician simply advised the present trip to the seashore as being beneficial to her general health. Mrs. Garfield fs 72 years of age. SALIDA TRAGEDY FOUR DROWNED MEMORIAL DAY Arkansas River Foot Bridge Falls While Crowded With People to Witness Memorial Pageant. Denver. May 31.—A News special from Salida, Colorado, last night says: When the memoral exercises were at their heigiit and the veterans were c ast ing flowers on the bosom of the Ar kansas river in memory of their heroic dead to-day, four people were plunged to death from a foot bridge spanning the Arkansas river at the lower edge of River Front park. A dozen others were, thrown into the river and nar rowly escaped with their lives. Some of them were severely injured about the face and head. The accident was witnessed by nearly 1,000 people, all of whom were powerless to render assist ance. The dead are as follows Mrs. Clarence A. Thompson, aged thirty-five. Hazel Lines, aged six. Esther Morgan, aged eight. Pearl Holland, aged nine. Several others are thought to be lost. Nora Anderson, aged thirteen, is said to be missing, and the body of a boy Is said to have been seen at Cleora, two miles down the stream. The body of Hazel Lines was drawn from the stream about 400 yards below the scene of the accident by Harry Goodey and others. Dr. Howe of the Denver & Rio Grande hospital, with a corps of nurses worked over the body for six hours, but no sign of life was ever manifested. Mrs. Thompson was standing on the bridge with her husband when the col lapse occurred. Mr. Thompson clutched his wife’s clothing in an effort to save her, but his foot became entangled in a wire, causing him to lose his grip. His wife was drawn under by the swift current and has not yet been found. She was seen floating down th<* stream several hundred yards below the bridge some moments later. She cried for help, but immediately disappeared. Esther Morgan and Pearl Holland have not been seen since the bridge broke down. Several objects resem bling human bodies have been seen floating down the stream, but none ex cept that of Hazel Lines has been brought to shore. The foot bridge was a very narrow structure owned by the Denver &. Rio Grande railroad. Nearly all the avail able space was taken up when the crash came. The river was about forty feet wide, at the point where the bridge broke and about ten feet deep. The current is very swift, the stream hav ing been swollen by the rapid melting of the snow in the mountains by the recent warm weather. People who wit nessed the accident declare there were at least twenty people on the bridg3 at the time of the collapse. They had gathered there to throw flowers on the water and watch the veterans launch a floral barge from the main wagon road bridge, about 300 yards further up the stream. I The crash was followed by the most ! frantic scene ever witnessed in the his tory of the city. The entire stream was choked with human bodies, and a scream of horror indescribable went up from the crowd. Men with ropes and pulleys went to work on the broken i bridge in an effort to clear the wreck age. It was thought the body of Mrs. | Thompson was pinned under the tim bers. but when the bridge timbers were drawn ashore and the river bed was I searched no trace of her could be j found. Men In buggies and on horse back have been running up and down tho stream for several miles all after noon in the hope of finding the missing bodies. A wire netting has been stretched across the stream at Wells vllle, six miles below Salida. and it is thought the bodies will possibly drift into the netting. The people at How ard. twelve miles east, were wired to keep a strict vigil to-night In an effort* to intercept ti*e bodies. DEATH OF SENATOR QUAY. Great Pennsylvanian Succumbs to a Lingering Illness. Beaver, Pa.. May 29.—C01. Matthew Stanley Quay, senior senator from Pennsylvania, died peacefully at 2:4S o’clock yesterday efternoon after an illness which had been more or less persistent for the’ last year, which took a change for the worse ten days ago. and which the doctors diagnosed as chronic gastritis. Senator Quay’s Illness was a recur rence of the trouble that beset' him dur ing the latter part of 1900 and the early days of January. 1901. when he was un dergoing the strain of a desperate fight for re-election to the Senate. Matthew Stanley Quay was born at Dlllsburg. York county. Pennsylvania. September 30. 1833, and graduated at Jefferson College in 1850. He was ad mitted to the bar in 1854 and two years later was elected prothonatory or Beaver county. He served through the the Civil War as lieutenant of the Tenth Pennsylvania and colonel of the One Hundred and Thirty-fourth Penn sylvania. and received a congressional medal. He was then made military agent of Pennsylvania at Washington, hut was recalled to become private sec retary to the governor. From 1872 to 1878 and again from 1879 to 1882. he was secretary of the commonwealth. He was recorder of Philadelphia in 1878-79. In 1885 he was elected state treasurer, and at the same time was chosen Pennsylvania member of the Republican national committee, a place he held without change until the day Of bis death. He was chairman of the Re publican national committee in the suc cessful Harrison compaign of 1888. Mtn 1896 he was a member of the RepnWi can national executive committee, -j President’s Memorial Address. Gettysburg. Pa.. May 31. —On his toric Cemetery hill, overlooking ground halloaed by the blood of 50.000 brave men and in the presence of a concourse of thousands who had as sembled to pay tribute to the memory of the nation’s dead. President Roose velt yesterday delivered a notable ad dress. On nearly the same spot. No vember 19. 1863, President Lincoln de livered the immortal address enunciat ing principles which have rung around the* world for more than a third of cen tury. CAPTURE OF KIN CHOW FOLLOWED BY EQUAL SUCCESS AT NANSHAN HILL The defeat of 2,000 Cossacks at Ai Yang Pien Men by Japanese is not believed in St. Petersburg, where. If the report prove* true and the Cossocks are those under General Rennenkampff, the effect will be worse than the reverse at Kin Chow. . . .. A Tokio correspondent says the Japanese will attack Port Arthur June 15th, and expect to capture the place Washington hears that an army of 15,000 Japanese is moving into Korea to clear the northern portion of the kingdom of raiding Russians. ... .. Dll „ • , General Oku, commanding the Japanese army now investing Port Arthur, reports that the Russians h.-.ve abandoned three points beyond Nanshan hill. _ . . . .. Russians deny losing two torpedo boats near Port Arthur recently, and belittle the importance of the cap ture of Kin Chow and Nanshan hill. . ... The details of the fighting at Kin Chow emphasize the heroic tenacity of the Japanese in their conduct at Nanshan hill. . Nine successive times the Japanese Infantry charged the fortified heights in the fact of a storm of death dealing missiles, and in their last effort theacarried the forts and trenches, only after a bayonet to bayonet conflict with the Russians, who made a desperate arH despairing struggle to beat back the oncoming hordes. The final assault of the Japanese, in which they at last succeeded in taking possession, was marked by tne most desperate hand-to-hand encounter that has thus far characterized the war. The Japanese left, throughout the entire action until night, was exposed to an enfilading fire rrom the Rus sian infantry, a gunboat on Talienwan bay and four nine-centimeter guns posted at Tafeng Chen. At a critical moment the ammunition of the artillery ran low and it was decided to cast the remain, ng ammunition into one final desperate assault. . _ Fortunately, however, at the moment this decision was reached, the Japanese squadron in Kin Chow bay, which had ceased bombarding when the infantry had first moved forward, suddenly resumed the shelling of Nan shan hill. Then it was that the issues of the day were determined—at a moment when the outcome was fluttering be tween success and defeat for Japan; at that moment was an almost certain repulse converted into victory so sue cessful that the forces of the Czar were swept into confusion and disorderly retreat. With every Japanese gun centering its fire upon the Nanshan forts and trenches the Nippon infantry sprang over the bodies of the dead comrades who had sacrificed their lives into the previous fruitless charges, the entire line rushed forward toward the Russian left, where the fire of the Japanese squadron had proved most deadly and which was the first to weaken under the death-dealing bombardment. And it was there that the first breach was made in the human stone wall that all day had been an invincible barrier to the impetus assaults of the brown men. It was' the Fourth division of the Osaka men that stormed the Russian left. It had once been said that men were not brave. It will never be said again. On every parapet the resistless, death-defying Japanese surged forward in increasing numbers and. hustling the Russians from the entrenchments, swept over the hill. And at 7:30 o’clock, as the sun was sinking beneath the horizon, the flag of the land of the rising sun floated above the blood-sodden Nanshan hill, while the shouts of '‘Banzai" swelled from hill to shore and re-echoed from squadron to fort. Japan paid for her victory in 3,500 killed and wounded. To the Russians the humiliation of defeat was intens, fled by the loss of sixty-eight cannon and ten machine guns, while, lying dead in the forts and trenches, were 500 men, the victims of the accuracy of Japanese long-distance marksmanship and of close-range fighting. Map Showing the Kwangtung Peninsula and the Location of Dalny and P ort Arthur, With the Forts at the Lat ter Place. Russian Defenses. Che Foo, May 31.—From Chinese sources it is learned that the Rus sians have four lines of defense be tween Nanshan and Port Arthur. Lieutenant Newton A. MeCully, U. S. N.. recently attache at Tokio. but ordered to observe the Russian fleet operations, is inside the Russian lines at Port Arthur. The other attaches were recently at Liao Yang. Assault of Nanshan Hill. Tokio, May 30. The Japanese as sault on Nanshan hill was one of the fiercest and bloodiest affairs in mod ern warfare. In the earlier rushes of the engagement every man participat ing was shot down before he reached the first line of Russian trenches. It was found necessary to stop these infantry charges and renew the artil lery fire from the rear before the final and successful assault on the Russian position could be made. The success of this assault was brought about by one detachment of Japanese troops, more intrepid than their comrades, who succeeded in piercing the Russian line. A splendid stroke of fortune was the discovery and destruction by the Jap anese of the electric wires leading to the mines at the eastern foot of Nan shan hill. This prevented the Russians from exploding these mines when the Japanese infantry crossed the ground where they had been placed. It Is pos sible that the fortunes of the day hinged upon these mines. If the Rus sians had been able to explode them at the right time, the losses among the Japanese troops would have been tremendous, and It Is possible also that the Russians would have been able to hold the hill. Nanshan was splendidly defended. Nearly fifty guns of various sizes were mounted on the various emplacements, and there were also two batteries of quick-firing field pieces ran with them around the behind loophole trenches on the terraces of the hill. The in fantry manning the field pieces ran with them around the hill, thus using these guns for the protection of the most Important points. The Japanese began the fight by bringing all their field guns Into ac tion and concentrating their fire on the emplacements on the hill. By 11 o’clock in the morning the principal Russian batteries had been silenced. The two Russian field batteries then withdrew to. Nanquanling hill, and from there continued to fire on the Japanese until nightfall. After the Russian batteries had been silenced, the Japanese artillery opened on the enemy’s trenches, the Japanese infantry advancing, meanwhile, to within rifle range. The Jajanese grad ually worked up to within 400 metres of the Russian lines, where they en countered wire and other entangle ments. They succeeded in discovering an Opening in these obstacles and get i ting finally to within 200 metres of the i Russian trenches, they rushed for the line. Must Retire Inside Port Arthur. St. Petersburg. May 30.—There is no attempt here to disguise the fact that the* successful forcing of the neck ot Kw&n Tunk peninsula proper puts a practical end to resistence to the ene my until he reaches the actual fortifica tions around Port Arthur. Although there are many strong po sitions In the more than twenty-five miles before the perimeter of the fort ress is reached, the authorities admit that the Russians can offer little resist ance and must now retire within the fortress and undertake to defend them relves against a siege. Neither the admiralty nor the gen eral staff has any direct Information. Like the outside world, the admiralty and general staff are dependent entire ly upon the enemy for news. Native reports which may be of some value are. however, expected shortly. While there Is no disposition to ques tiqn the main facts sent out officially from Tokio. some unofficial reports from Japanese sources are being re ceived with caution. The impossibility of holding the advance ixisltions around Kin Chow in the face of over whelming odds has all along been ad mitted. but on account of the character cf the position, as well as its defenses, the general staff cannot but believe that the defense must have been he roic. and that the positions were only taken by a display cf desperate courage and at a frightful cost. The earlier news was received in a calm spirit by both the public and the newspapers, but If the latest reports that the Japanese captured fifty guns is confirmed. It is sure that the effect will be much deeper and Is certain to be considered a severe blow. Un*/ that report arrived the feeling was that the Russians had resisted to the limit of human endurance and had re tired In good order, but if this number of'guns was taken, it will put a differ ent complexion upon things, though it Is conceivable here that If the Japa nese operating fleet landed forces at Sanshilipo and Talienwan and got In the rear of the Russian positions, the abandonment of the guns might have become necessary. This view, however, will hardly diminish the extent of the disaster. No Dicker With Chinese. nu St. Petersburg. May 31.—The for eign office 4 declares as preposterous the announcement made yesterday by the Tien Tsln correspondent of the London * Express that the Russian min ister at Pekin. M. Lessar, had in formed the Chinese government that Russia will finally evacuate New Chwang, provided China grants a con cession for a railroad across Chinese Mongolia, and that Russia will evacu ate Manchuria outright if China leases the 111 or Kooldja territory to Russia. In diplomatic circles the report is regarded as absurd. It is pointed out that Russia already owns the greater part of the 111 territory and that three fourths of the course of the river, which empties into I.ake Baikal, flows through Russian territory. Japanese Losses Heavy. Tokio. May 30.—Japan paid heavily for her victories at Kin Chow. Nan shan and Talienwan. losing 3,000 men in killed and wounded in the repeatai.l assaults against these strong p<W tions, but she scored a sweeping and valuable victory over the Russians, capturing fifty guns, clearing the way to Port Arthur and inflicting losses on the Russians which in the end are ex pected to total 2,000 men. It is doubtful if the Russians will stand again north of Port Arthur. They retired from the field beaten and they failed to rally at Nan Quan Ling where It was anticipated that a sec ond stand would be made. Ine desperate onslaughts of the Japanese on the heights of Nanshan were telling, for the Russians left 400 dead in the trenches there. A com plete search of this field is expected to show a greater number of dead. Nan Quan Ling was occupied yester day morning by a force of Infantry, artillery and engineers under the command of General Nakamura. The main Japanese force spent Friday night billeted in the villages around Nanshan. The soldiers are greatly fa tigued as a result of the constant fighting, but they entered with much spirit upon the new operations. A force of Russians held Sanshllipi station, which is northwest of Dalny, but the Japanese drove them out. The Russians abandoned and burned the station and retired in the direction of Port Arthur. The estimates of the Russians en gaged in the defense of Kin Chow. Nanshan hill and the south shore of Talienwan bay vary, but it is evident that the Russians drew for men from the forces at Port Arthur and all the resistance possible. It is™, derstood that Lieutenant General Sto essel, commander of the military forces at Port Arthur, was in personal command of the recent operations. As soon as the Japanese troops hare rested they will press on to the south. German Praise the Japanese. Berlin. May 31.—Germany’s high opinion of the decisive importance of Japan’s fresh military successes is con vincingly manifested by the fact that Japan’s strategy, organization and tac tics are described as excelling those of Russia in the same manner as Von Moltke’s arrangement outmatched the plans of Napoleon 111. in the Franco- Pnissian war. An official of the general staff, dis cussing the battle of Kin Chow, said to-day: "The Japanese always know, just as Von Moltke did, where to unite a preponderance of men and guns. They also understand how to lead the Russian Intelligence department astray In exactly the same fatal fashion as the Germans did the French. Sacri fices of soldiers and ships count for nothing with them as long as they ac complish their object.” Russians Retiring. Tokio. May 31.—General Oku, in command of the Japanese forces op erating against Port Arthur, reports that the Russians have abandoned Cheng Ko Chen Pan, Huang Shan and Liu Shu Tun. No Russians have been sent east of Chen Ko Chen Pan. General Nakamura’s which occupied Liu Shu Tun Friday, captured four Russian guns.