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Tonight and Saturdar, unsettled and probably showers. , Tee- Guthrie Daily Leader. THE ONLY EVENING ASSOCIATED PRESS PAPER IN OKLAHOMA TERRITORY. VOLUME 28 GUTHRIE, OKLAHOMA FRIDAY MAY 8. 1001 NUMBER 00 3 Port Arthur Invested Japanese Succeed Landing Troops in Rear of the Town. I By Associated PiessT OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO O O O HEAVY FIGHTING IMMINENT. O O O O St. Petersburg, May C (G p. O O m.) News of very heavy fight- O O ing near Feng Wang Cheng Is O O expectod within thirty-six hours. O O Largo relnforcoments have reach- O O ed the Russian position. An Im- O O iperlnl order has been Issued at- O O tachlng threo batteries ol artll- O O lery to each of the nine rltlo O O divisions. O o o OOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO London, May 6. Mixed reports como from the scene of, war In the Yalu river district. The most sensational Is that vhlch comes by way of St. Peters burg and states that the Russians have nbandonod Fung Wan Chang (Feng Hunn Chong) and are retreating to ward Llao Yang with the Japanese In hot pursuit (By Associated TreasO St. Petersburg, May 6. (12:48 p. m.) -Tho landing of Japanese atjfPIt sewo, n'orthensi of Port Arthur, la" of ficially confirmed. It Is expected that the railroad con- east coast Is less than twenty miles from Port Adams. Washington, D. C, May C The state department has received a cablfe gram from United States Minister Grtoeom at Toklo. confirming the press report of the landing of 'Japanese In Llao Tung peninsula, about 40 miles abovq Port Arthur. Tho location as given In tho Japanoso dispatch, how ever. Is not PltseWO, but Klnchau. The rpparent discrepancy Is explained by the statement that Klnchau Is a larger town. This Is the narrowest point on tho peninsula and conse quently the minister says, the railroad Is practically closed and tho Invest ment of l'ort Arthur has begun. Details of the Landing. St. Petersburg, May C (5 p. m.) Dotalla of tho Japanese landing at Pltsewo have just been received b the general staff. From Information brought to Port Arthur by Chinese, sixty transports are disembarking two division", numbering altogether 30, 000 men, of which 10,000 were landed yesterday evening. No news has been received up to this hour of any other landing. Strict orders have been given Hear Admiral wUtsool't not tq talto out hla warshTpsi from Port? Arthur. ' , Paris," May, G. A dispatch from St. Petersburg says tho Japanese troops landed at Pltsewo yestorday and cut land communication with'1' Port Arthur. New Chwang, May C It Is reported Siege Henceforth Will be Conduct ed on .Land as Well as Sea. Turner of Oklahoma City, last night. "Mr. Mctcolf of Kansas City, who was formerly associated with mo In the old Capitol National bank, Ims written mo that he desires to return to Guth rie. He has asked me to look over the situation and I havo reported fa vorably. Mr. Motcalf Is worth a whole lot of money and moreover is a splon did man and conservative banker." CONDITIONS IN WEST ARE BETTER. Harrlman Returns Optimistic Over the Outlook. nectlng Port Arthur with Mukden and tno Japanese troops landed yesterday Harbin will soon bo cut. Iat pjtsewo numbered ten thousand. The departure of Viceroy Alexleff and Grand Duke Boris wa.3 hurried, owing to the possibility of Interruption of railroad communication. Tho Jap anese landed In sufficient force to dls-j courago Russians watching at Plt sewo from offering resistance. London, Mny G. A dispatch to the Central News from St. Petersburg sasy the Japanese landed at Port Adams, on the west coast of Llao Tung, as well as Pltsewo. Pott Adams Is situated about fifty miles from Port Arthur on the rail road connecting Port Arthur with Harbin and Mukden. Pltsowo on tho German Flags Flevv In Russia's Honor. Lelplc, Saxony, May G. The Tago- blatt prints a letter from Riga (Europ ean Russia) In which the writer Bays that when tho news of the Russian success at Gensan, Korea, was pub lished Friday "last the harbor master, who is a govornment official, called on the essoIs In port to display their flags in honor of tho event. J The British and Norwegian captains refused to do so, but the German ves sels, which were more numeious, were decorated with flags. The townsmen of Riga. It Is added, saw in the Ger man demonstration confirmation of thft emperor's words, "Russlnn sorrow is German sorrow." The afternoon newspapers hqre and olsewhere In Gormany mildly protest against the action of tho captains of tho German ships, classing iC as a breach of neutrality. The Japanese Account. ' Toklo, May G. The noon report or Admiral Hosoya, received toda gtves details of the landing of Japanese troops on Llao Tung peninsula, sup pressing tho location of the landing place. The admiral says: "Our seventh division with torpedo boats and the Hong Kong Maru and tho Nippon Maru, arrlvod from the ad vance bae off Llao Tung ponlnsulu at 5:30 May Gth. Discovering a number of tho enomy's patrols wo bombarded them for a short time and then a landing party of sailors, Captain Nomota leading, was ordered ashore. It bolng low tide, It was Impossible to use boats am' the sailors plunged Into tho water, waded breast deep about a thousand yards and reached the beach at 7:20 p. m. Immediately advancing tho y took possession of tho range of hills without firing a shot and planted our flag. The gunboats Amagal, Oshl- ma and Chicokal were employed to distract the enemy's attention. They discovered a hundred of the enemy land shelled them, ktlllnf; several. Tho first fleet of transports, on seeing' our flag displayed on an eminence, begin landing troops at 8 p. m." t The report of Admiral Katacka, commander of the third squadron, gives additional details of the landing. The admiral reports that his squad ron convoyed tho first bntch of tho sec ond army to the Llao Tung base and adds that tho Kara Maru grounded near the base at 3 o'clock yestorday afternoon. She was assisted by tho protected cruiser Akltsushlma, which succeeded In floating the transport, which reached her destination safely at 5 o'clock the same evening. New York, May 6. E. II. Harrlman, Just back from a trip over his sya toms of railroads In the West, said loday: "I found tho situation In tho West much better than I had expectod. On my trip there last fall the sovero de pression In tho stock market and gen eral Inanclal clrclos was reflected out there, but since last fall there has been a steady advance In tho stock market, nnd this advanco has been re flected In a more cheerful feeling In the West. "Ah an ovldcnco of tho better feol Ing, when I wont out West I had In mind certain orders for equipment to give If conditions warranted It. I found them so much bettor than 1 had anticipated that I not only gave the orders I had In mind, but others also. "Tho enormous expenditures for improvements out of tho earnings of Southern Pacific ar-3 rapidly drawing near n close. Tho question of divi dends on Southern Pacific has not come up, and I havo given no thought to It. "Tho crops aro better than Indicat ed by tho government crop roport." KANSAS CITY FEARS ANOTHER FLOOD Denizens of Kaw River Bottoms are Apprehensive of a Repetition of Last Year's Deluge of Water and are Leaving Homes. (By Associated Press.) Btream. Kansas City, Mo., May G. The Tho rainfall In this vicinity for tho flood situation hero Is greatly Improv-jpast twelve hours is four Inches, tho ed today, although a steady rain con- rain storm extending from Bruuswlck, tlnues to full. No further damage is 'Mo.. t Wichita, but was most severe expected. The city's water Bupply, ' around Kansas Olty, which had been materially lessened by I tho breaking of a big main and dam-' Abilene, Kas., May 0." Heavy ralnit age to another, was practically rostor- last night flllod streams and stopped ed today and street cars aro again spring work. running. At Roscdalo, Kansas, a suburb, sev eral hundred families driven from their homes havo roturnod to them to day, tho water having receded, and the bridge connecting tho stockyards district with Armourdalo, which was threatened. Is now believed to be safe. Tho rainfall along tho Knnsas rlvor valloy has been comparatively light and m tho fall north of hero Is not great, It la believed the Missouri can carry off tho excess water and no flood dnmago will result along that Clay Center, Kas., May G. AlthfcUgn heavy rains havo fallen, the Republi can river remains stationary. Gallna, Kas, May 6. Creeks la this vicinity arc rising again as tbo result of tho heavy rain last night. Wichita, Kas-., May C A special to the Beacon from Cherokco says tho roport of a tornado at Carmen, Okln., la untruo. Theto was a wind and rain storm at Jet, but no damage resulted. Mr. Gopp Copped to.o Main y Wives and Copped for 2.1. Months. ' , (By Associated Press.) -Lamar, Colo., May 0. W. H. Grand staff, alias William Copp. found gullt ot bigamy liejo, was sentenced to twenty-one mpuths In tho penitenti ary. His first wife dlQd In Missouri. He married another Missouri girl and later deserted hor at Meramae, Okla., with two qhlldron. At Enid. Okla.. he assumed tho namo ot Copp, became engaged to Miss Stella Jonee, and lator married hor at Raton, N. M. When the latter learnod of tho exist enco of wife No. 2. Grandstaff disap peared. The Missouri wlfo was on her way hero to testify against her husband, but he was convicted before she arrived. this morning. Ho was a bright llttlo fellow and the parents havo the sym pathy of all In their sore loss. The funoral will not be held until relatlvos art heard from. s , Panamas the Thing. 8 )t received an fitvolce otjyParia- ma hats today. "The Panama had a monster run last yeari" said Mr. Abel!, "hut this year pvorythlng and every body will wear tho Panama. Tho c&nlji liapo-wlll prVvSR." ri Major Pentecost asla,tant bank Suicide Should Have Come to Oklahoma for Life's Enjoyment (By Associated Press.) St. Louis, Mo., May 0. In the pre- enoe of a score, of men and wpmen. ' t j-aut ioore, a uraveung ??.. i otbor delates alone Stormy Scene Attended Con- neticuts Democratic Convention Tornado Reported- 4o HayTe Stirred up Things' in Southwest, crs caused a riot toua. Tho occbr j Ion was an attempt on tho part ot H Plpor & Co. to send out twenty-flvo do livery wagons with non-union bakery goods In It. In spite of. the offorts ot the striking bakers to stop tho wagons by throwing bricks and other missiles at tho drivers, tho wagons finally made a successful Btart. I! nea s s Bridgeport, Okla., May (vA cyclone occurred two miles west of hero late yesterday afternoon, and proceeded In a wostorly dlroctlon to Hydro. Tha wires west aro down, and It Is lnipos slbb to gather any of tho details. The clouds were seen from horo and were the worst over wltnesod In this sec tion, it Is bollovcd many people aro killed and much propetty destroyed, Surgeons have been seut from hero to Hydro to render assistance, It ncoded. El Reno, Okla., May 6. Word was js:zz:;,rt tl :issri. (By Associated Press.) Hartford, Conn., May O.Iu one of the stormiest gatherings over held by the party In Connecticut, the Demo cratic state convention held here to day selected fourteen delegates to the St. Louis convention and Instruct ed them to vote as a unit and tor Parker. Hartford, Conn., May 6. In a debate between Hearst and Parker supporters In the Domooratlo state convention today, ex-Governor Waller and Doctor Brothers of New Haven, nearly came to blows, The scene was almost un precedented In a convention In this Cool headednees on the part ot prevented a received (hQi;e of a ,lorrlbIe oyclono which BTvept thocouiury from a point two miles -twost o$ Brfitaoport to The territorial board of education is in session this afternoon. PER80NAL MENTION. Major H. W. Pentecost returned to tho city this aftornoon. R. T. Grldlay, claim agont of tho Santa Fo, spout last night in the olty. ifupL G. D. Moss of tho Kingfisher county schools, came over from King ilslior this afternoon. Mrs. O. A. 8mlth ot Wlohlta, paw ed through tho city this afternoon, on her way to Oklahoma Oity for a visit with rolntlvos. Supt. 13. S. Vaught ot tho Oklahoma , Band Wagon Moving 'Along at Acceler ated Speed Olympla, Wash., May 6. Tho selec tion ot u dolegato to the Democratic national convention, seven of whom are considered favorable to the candt dacy of Wm. R. Hearst for president, and throe opposed, and the adoption of resolutions dealing with national issuos and containing an endorsement of ox-Unltnd States Senator Geo 8, Tumor ut Spokano, for vlco president, constituted tho work ot the Demo cratic state convention which clo'd Its labor at 7 o'clock last evening Tho resolutions endorso the national plat forms of 1896 aiyl 1000 and insist on tho nomination of candidates In svm City schools, was In tho olty today. Ply thereof. Tho national admlnlB "XT :7 himself In a stfoot oar atUi Inter from a trip to Muloall Where ho e thorough-1 seoilQii. , Ho left committed suicide I because he "had no home, no wife amined the Citizens bank and, the Mul-l "wU f l " hall State banH Unit pW, Both,'a 'VfK banks wore foun'J bo ifan excel- J f .? The preliminaries wore practically all arranged today In preparation for the business ot the convention, al though several committee did not , tko a recess until nearly daylight. It .was not until reports of all the eau- Icubos had bean made up that It was The territorial auditor made settle- definitely known that the Parker dele- . .. . -..- .1 A Mt A - I . Franklin's store on Oklahoma avenue mem loaRy wun ulw A- u traB' gates had won eleven of the tweivo tomorrow. Everything good to eat for urer of tne Oklahoma World's Fair cauoUB6fl and that Alexander Troupe. Sunday's dinner will be on sale. An commission, m me ui s.vuv. . iea(ler 0 the Hearst faction, naa oon- lent condition Tho ladles of the Cambridge olub will hold, an "exchange", at S. T. and nothing to live for.' i""" " Hydro. Tho wires are down, and It Is inuoMlujQ,to secure any of tho do talls. it 1 reported that tho oyolonq s Uio worst that, evor swoptover lh sec tion. ' ' Hobart, Okla., May 0. N&F W received here to the offeot that a cyclone struck Cordell. in Washita county, and did much damage to property and etoatc It Is also reported that a death-dealing tornado swept the country between Bridgeport nnd Hydro. Details are meagre, hsoauee ot the fact that the wires nr down. Strike Invitation Is extended to all to atteud. Death of Eugene Jackson, Eugene Jackson, aged 3 years, son of Ir and Mrs. Niton Jackson, died , house cleaning time. " j trplle4 his own county caucus by only After a woman passes 125 pounds lc tea votes, weight, 30 years In age, she should not I climb a step ladder, even it it Is "It le quite likely another bank will 1 soon be started In Guthrie," said M. L. (By Associated Press ) Topeka, Kas., May 6. -tne strike of shopmen on tho Santa Fe Is satisfac tory at nil division points according to a statement made Loday by General Manager Mudge. Vice President Buokalpw ot the MaehlnUtB' Union, however. Bays that sevbn additional machinists & To p,eka and five -at Empoxte Jiave gone gut and that othora wilt follow to nTght, He says a modified Settlement proposition will be submlttod to tht railway today. Chlcaao. I"t Mfty 6- 8trtklng bak- attending u meeting of tho board of education. John Gngan has gone to SL Louis to Inspect tho World's Fair. If ho takoa a fanoy to tho exposition ho may purchaso It. Mrs. Capt. Barnhardt entertained a few friends at cards last night in honor of ber guests, the Mlstes Steele. ot Lexington, Mo. Capt. Orln Ashton Is In the city. He lias bevn spending several weeks In Cuttcr and Dene) counties and may o,en a bank at Putnam, Dewey county, . K. Bolton, president of the Ok lahoma Live Stock Sanitary commis sion, arrived this afternoon from Woodward to attend a meeting ot the commission. Traffic Manager Wolf of the E Reno and Western, Is home from a week's business trip to noitheru points. He reports heavy rata all through the north, especially at Kan sas Clt where the rainfall assumed the proportions almost ot a otoud burst tratlon Is censured for alleged extra- vaganoe and corruption In its depart ments and for its old world con tro ve rules. Tho resolutions demand a cessation of "militarism, Imperialism and colonialism add call for an Incotuo tax and Inheritance tax. destruction of trusts and removal of urm-ccsary tariff walls." The delegation elected to the na tlonal convention follows' It. W. Starr. V J. Byham M W Ocdman. M. C. MUOsHi, Johu Y Terry. L. C. Oilman, Frank B. role. Henry BlQekman, Prank Hagan. A J s iawn. The delegation Is unpledxtxi ui tic-1 to a unit rule. Colorado A Warning. There was once a gay old WeUh rab bit; When a chance for a Jest came he'd grab IL He said, "Now, bewaro That you don't get a hare In the stew-pan, for that's a bad habit." Judge. (By Associated Pri-ss Denver, Colo., May C Tlf imi liran stato convention to ! " i ! Rates to Lite national convninim mn here trvlay. Kx-Senator KM wart u Woleott, the temporary chairman m hi speech said Mamtachuseits a- n wore certain than Colorado to oast im electoral vote for Theodore Hv3niir He pralneit the action of (iotinj-r Pattody tu the malutenano of ,aw nnd order In the state and when tho governor was Introduced to speau ho was given an oration. Wotcot and Peal&dy will be two of the delegates Sojne luen gamble away all their money and some get married.