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''\1iTT1' /"'iT’vXTrFi weather indications. \ / l\ II ( |i |\ I 1: NEW YOUK. March 20, 1905.—Fore ^—* -A-” JL_4 \_/ l -t cast for the hirty-six hours ending S P. M Tuesday:—Haiti snow and /« er to-day; cloudy, to-morrow; north to * northeast winds. • Vqi..XVT-M>. 4723 "JERSEY Y ITY. MONDAY. ~MARCJH 20 . 1905. PhinF=ONF~rr\T" CANAL BILL WILL LIKELY JO OVER With Adjournment Near and the Lehigh Discontented There Is Little Prob ability of the Mea sure Passing. EQUALIZATION BOARD PUZZLE Demand for Black and Lenta’s D;Sira for Supremacy Throw Difficulties in the Bill’s Path, (Special to "The Jersey City News.") TItEXToN, March 20. 1905.—Al though eleven weeks have elapsed since the legislative session began, and 540 bills have been introduced—201! in the Senate and 334 in the House—practical ly nothing has been accomplished in the line of lawmaking which would in terest the people of the State at large. The House has passed 117 House bills and 30 Senate measures, while the upper branch only passed 92 Senate and 31 House bills. The bHls that succeed ed in passing both houses, with four ex ceptions, were so unimportant that the people of liie State would have scarcely known that tile Legislature was in ses sion. They referred only to the incor poration of new townships, boroughs and the amending of defects in existing laws. Outside of such work. ».oth houses might as well have adjourned on the opening day for all the good they have accomplished. -■it uie oegimnng owtne session ntucn •was expected of this Legislature. Many important measures were talked about, and it wns thought that many of them would he enacted into laws, hut the dil atory tactics pursued by the Republican majority since the session began hare convinced many people that they are not anxious to enact laws for the benefit of the people, but ure merely holding a ses sion for the purpose of hoodwinking the public. The Republican leaders are becoming alarmed over the situation. They real ize that the Legislature has done noth ing during the past eleven weeks which would warrant a session being held at the expense to the State of nearly $20l>. (MK>. and they are demanding that some ’ thing be done at once or that a sine die adjournment be taken. The members of both houses are shift ing the responsibility for the inactivity. They claim that the various committees to which the bills were referred are hold ing the important measures np and will not rejtort them. Hence no action can be taken on them by either house. Whatever may be file cause for tbe delay, it is certain that the present Leg islature holds the record for failing to pass bills. Xot in many years has so largo a number cf bills been placed on the on lend iV cf eath !. :sc and so few . acted upon during eleven weeks. Speaker Avis has declared- that he will keep the legislative machinery in the Assembly working overtime tiiis weet in his efforts to clear the calendar before a sine die adjournment is taken. President Cross, of the Senate, has ex pressed similar sentiments. Therefore if both keep their promise the lawmak ers will experience something this week "Better out than in"—that humor that vou nonce. To he sure lt-s out and all out. take Hi.od’s Sarsaparilla. ! He jersey City News. Job Printing. E lus-Sr ess Cards L ette r Eieads E ill Eieads E. n\ elopes C jrcvjlars BeOil "W OREL I Lew Eriefs 1 arr. pKlets 1 lojrammes *. l'1i.f|V€S Ey-Eaws WASHINGTON STREET. that they have not felt since the session ' began. They will find that they Will be | compelled to attend two sessions daily l and probably one or two ni"bt sessions j until next Friday. It is not easy to take ! action on 480 bills still pending in both 1 hmist's unless long sessions prevail and i a steady grind is kept up. Already talk is beard about the date 1 for sine die adjournment. Governor j Stokes is anxious that both Houses shall j clear up their work before March If!) and j has asked the leaders of both i.ouses 1o ! agree upon a sine die adjournment for that date. Speaker Avis, while also anx j ious that an early safe (lie adjournment shall be taken, says that he does not see how all the work can be finished before April 5 or U. This would extend the ses sion one week longer than the Governor anticipates . Leaders Bradley of the Senate and Duffield of the Assembly will hold a con ference to-night with a view toward nr- : ranging a date for sine die adjournment. It is understood that both are unwilling to fix any date until action is taken by i both Houses on the principal bills now pending, namely, the Morris .Canal aban donment. tlie equal tax bill on. second class property, the court of equalization scheme and several otli.er Republican j measures. The House lias passed the Duffield j equal tax bill and it will probably be ; taken up in tbe Senate to-niidit or to- j ; morrow. That it will be passed by the j Republican majority is regarded as a ! foregone conclusion because it has been made a caucus measure. As to the court of equalization bill, the Republicans are still divided regard ing tbe advisability of adopting it in its present shape. Many favor increasing the number of members from three to five and also cutting down their salaries from $3,000 lo *$3,500, This proposition finds many supporters even among the Democrats. Major Carl Lentz, the Republican “boss” of Essex, it is said, is strongly opposed to the appointment of five mem bers. He wants to be president of the new court and fears that with five mem bers his ambition will not be realized. Besides, he wants $5,000 a year salary instead of "00. which is all lie would get if the court consisted of-live mem bers. Leader Pn (field says he will not con sent to allow the bill to be amended any further, unless the Governor so orders it. He claims that three members are sufficient for the Court and coincides with the views expressed by Major Lentz. Governor Stokes, so far as is known, has expressed no preference regarding the membership of the Court. It is said that he has been advised by the Repub lican leaders that it would he bad poli tics to ignore Charles C. Black, notwith standing that ho is .a Democrat. These lenders have told the Governor that Mr. Black is regarded as an expert on the subject of taxation, and that lie shou d be appointed a member of the Court, whether it consisted of three or five members. The Governor has carefully considered the advice of these leaders, and it is j said has made up his mind to appoint Mr. Black, notwithstanding that it rfon'l be against the wishes of Major Lentz. A prominent Republican official stand to-day that-he would not be surprised :f the Court of Equalization bill was not enacted during this session. He said that the members were so evenly divided on the question whether tic Court should be composed of three or five mem bers that it was likely that the scheme would lie abandoned and (hat the pres | ent Board of Taxation would lie allowed | to remain in control, i At to-night’s session of tne House, j Leader Du (field will submit the Morris Canal substitute measure, adopted by the j Newark Board of Trade. While it is satisfactory to all interests involved in j j the abandonment scheme, it is said that j | the Lehigh \ alloy Railroad is opposed j to the draft of the bill and it will strong- j j ly oppose its passage. _ | The consensus of opinion is that ow- ! j ing to the near approach of sine die ail- j j jonrnment no legislation on the abandon- I ! ment will be enacted this year. 1; is f I contended that regardless of how the 1 j measure is drafted, it will utnjncsri.ui- ! : ably pr/ciuptate a fight in rbe House awl j i tv .tj.'le, a: o that the hearings that will j j lie asked for nil! necessitate it being i laid over until urai year. BOULEVARD BILL Assemblyman Callery De- * mands That His Measure Permitting .Weehawken to Lay Pavement Be Reported. (Special to "Ti'f ,f» : ,y City X«?w*.'#) TRENTON. \|in a 20. um.-Al- ; though sis weeks elapsed since As- : semblyman John Oallery, of Weehawken. introduced his bill in the House which, if it becomes a law, will enable the Weehawken authorities to pave, the Bou levard, from Nineteenth street to the end of the town line, with Belgian blocks, the Committee ou Towns and Townships, to which it was referred, lias not yet reported the measure, although Assem blyman Pearce, Chairman of the Towns and Towusships Committee, lias prom ised several times to report .it. He ex plains his failure to report by saying that t!ie bill is loosely drawn and that if it became a lan the Wrefillwken au thorities would find it difficult to procure purchasers for the bonds to be issued to pay for the improvement. Realizing that the Legislature will ad journ within a few more weeks, Assem blyman. Cnllery is pressing the commit tee to report his bill without any further delay. He told Chairman Pearce that he is willing to allow (lie bill to lie amended by the Committee to meet the objections raised against it. but wants it to be reported so that it can be acted upon b.v the House during this week. Mr. Cnllery experienced considerable dithcnlty last year in grating bills through the TTmise during the closing hours of the session and he does not purpose to be caught napping this year. He intends to insist upon the Towns and Townships Committee reporting his bill. Mr. Callery says that Weehawken is expending about .*4.000 a year to keep tiio Boulevard in repair, and that such stun could lie saved to the town if the roadway was paved with Belgian pav ing blocks. Regarding the objection raised by ('hairman IVnree that the bill is loosely drafted, and that the bonds to be issued under its provisions could not be sold unless it was amended. Mr. Callery said that was merely a tech nical objection and could be easily rem edied by tiie committee with an amend ment if it so desired. Ho said that he did not consider such objection a valid reason why the bill should not be re ported. Tire bill as drafted safeguarded and protected the purchasers of the bonds, but if the committee thought oth erwise he was willing it should be so amended as to meet all objections. The Towns and Townships Commit tee is composed of members who repre sent rural districts, aud it is said that some of them object to Mr. Callery’s bill fearing that its provisions will affect their communities. Mr. Callery has as sured these members that the bill only affects Weehawken. * P. H. Http BEAD Well Known Furniture Dealer Succumbs to a Complication of Dis eases Today. TatricK H. Hanley, the well-known furniture and carpet dealer of No. 41 Newark avenue, died tins morning at 12*30 o’clock at his home, No. 27i Har rison avenue, Harrison. He had been ailing for some time with a complication of diseases. Mr. Her,ley was one of the Lest a -.own of the:successful busi ness men of the eily. The 'anuouuee ment of his death came as n shock to his friends, who heard of it this morn ing. He was horn in County Roscom mon, Ireland, and came to this coun try with his parents when lie was but ■six years old. Tug family first settled in Tarrytown. Mr. Hanley came'to this city when he was seventeen years old and learned the trade of plumbing. Sub sequently he ess a Wished a partnership witli Philip E. Martin and went into business on Montgomery street. Later he embarked in the furniture business. Tliis was twenty-five years ago. He built up one of the largest furniture es tablishments in the State. He was the first man in the State to sell stoves on the instalment plan, and this fact at the time earned for li.ni the soubriquet of “the Stove King. His present hold ings in Newark u enu- are valued at $150,000. lie bought from the eit.v the old City Hall pr nerty adjoining his store and the present site of Baum Bros.’ clothing store. He was a suc cessful real estate speculator and owns considerable property in Jaeksoii ave nue. IIis estate is valued at about $200,000. Mr. Ilatiler was married twice. His first wife was Miss Libhie Ooddingfon, of this city, and the second was Cath erine Hughes, of Bryn Mawr, Pa. The latter, with her seven children, survive him. The' children by tin- first wife are not living. Sir. Hanley Was the owner of “Fur niture Boy." a noted trotter. The funeral arrangements have not yet been completed. Always kemember Lhe MB „Namf I a&atiyg jjromo Quinine Cures <t Cold in Coe Day, ©rfjMtj 2 D ayj MS. SGUOOER ON . JOURNALISM Pastor of the First Congre gational Church Denoun ces Misrepresentation and Exaggeration. PEOPLE’S PALACE DEFENDED No Raal Gambling Took Place There and Published State ments Are Merely Yel low Fabrications, juuM aev. jumi i>. iscuuuCT ue 1:vert'd a prelude to his sermon in the First Congregational Church upon “Mis representations and Exaggerations of Modern Journalism.” This prelude grew out of certain erroneous newspaper statements concerning gambling in the People’s Palace, of which lie is mana ger, and whose membership in five months has run up into the vicinity of 900. He said, in part: “I am surprised, mortified and disgust * ed with the ridiculous 'fakes’ which have appeared in several newspapers purport ing to he truthful accounts of a little in cident occurring three weeks ago in our great philanthropic enterprise, and 1 trust every reputable newspaper will do justice to me and the institution I rep resent by giving the exact facts to the public as I now present them., The ob ject of the People’s Palace is to provide amusements of all legitimate kinds for young men and women under surround ings that are wholesome aud uplifting. “We provide tenpins, billiards aud pool at moderate rates to keep people out of pernicious resorts, and we are do ing what we set about to do most suc cessfully, bofh, numerically- and finan cially. Of course, in such a large mem bership some who have been in the habit of betting a cigar or a lynarfer upon a game of tenpins in other resorts are ternpet to break the ruleof our Peo ple's Palace, which prohibits gambling of a.U sorts. The temptation to net it almost, uni versal in America, I am sorry to say, ami I heard that half a dozen young fellows had bet on a game of tenpins. As this was contrary to the rules. I immediately left my office, marched into the amuse ment hall and amid a quiet wherein one could hear a pin drop, made a public statement that betting was not allowed, and that if I efiugiit any one betting on any game I would instantly .expel him, as fortunately I have the power of can celing any one’s membership at a mo ment’s notice. I also posted a sign. to that effect. We have never heard of any betting in the People’s Palace since. This is the simple incident that oc curred nearly a month ago, and out of this ba-fo gw tii all varieties of fake sto ries rf poller ?s and ??." antes, “table stakes, s"'d.” and similar mendacious and libelous stateme ’ts which were man ufactured out of whole cloth. These ex aggerations are such bare-faced false hoods that even readers of low sensa tional journals would not believe them. As a matter of fact, the People’s Palace does not own. a single pack of cards, although people may play cards in the | elnlirooui, if • they bring their own cards ami play with the door open. Those misrepresentations can do us no I harm, as our position and work arc- too well known in this city and throughout the United States. We have the best i institutional plant i,n America, thanks to our friend and benefactor. Mr. Joseph Milbank. of New York. We stand for high moral principles, and we shall con tinue to uphold them in the future as ill the past. Two things we never did al ! low and never will tolerate are gambling j and the use of intoxicating drinks, and next Sunday night l will preach oil gambling in general and faking uevvspa pers in particular.” ROBBED BY TWO BOYS. At 2 o’clock tills moraine John N<-u nmllcr, of North Elglitee.Uttatetreet, Phil adelphia, appeared at police headquar ters and told Sergeant Hague, who was on desk duty. Hint he had been robbed in ^.aiiaford. Pa., of n considerable ninouiil 1 ■ i motley by his fifteen-yenr-old cousin. Donald Neiininller. and Harrv Hester, fourteen years old.,. He said i they left I.ansferd illlil. he believed, j beaded for this city. He, asked that the I police keep a lookout for tnemand left deserip* ions. ——;.._ ===== ... . —-■— J9 ©a every %Q. fco*. asc MERELY MENTIONED Wifli the nid of Colonel Dickinson. Republican leader of Hudson County, the committee of the State Patrolmen's Association that is watching the bills pending in the Legislature in which the policemen of the larger cities of the State are interested hope to advance them to a stage this week that will make them •easy of passage in the closing days of the session. The bills before being in troduced received the approval of the i Republicans, not only of Hudson, but other counties, and if they fail of passage it will be due to broken promises. Some members of the Patrolmen's Association are not in pleasant frame of mind, be- j cause of the tmx-np on the salary in crease bill, and if the hill of review and the one giving pensions to widows and other relatives of policemen, who meet with death in the discharge of their du ; tips fall by the wayside, the politicians may expect to hear some unpleasant truths. Andrew Albright, the Newark manu facturer, who died at Sea Breeze, Fla., Friday, was a prominent figure in Dem ocratic polities a few years ago. lie made n determined etiort to secure the Cubernatorial nomination in 1883, and though l.eon Abbott had annonneed his candidacy, a number of Hudson County Democrats declared themselves in favor of the Newark man. Mr. Albright had been given to understand that the Hud son delegation would he fot him. but when the primaries were over there was not a single Albright delegate. The men whom he had entrusted to look af ter his interests in Hudson County were unable to deliver the goods. Abbott's nomination was practically unan'mous and the whirlwind campaign that fol lowed resulted in his election -- It is expected that the meeting of the Board of Health to-night will be the liveliest MUsion of that body since its organization. The troubles at the City J Hospital are to be given an airing and from all accounts there will he a general shake-up of the employees. There is talk that Matron Wyatt of the Women's Prison, may be invited to fill that posi tion in the hospital. There is no ques ' tkm of her ability, and if she can be I induced to take the place a better eoudi | tion of affairs will obtain in that iusti i tution. , Chandler W. Itiker, representing the committee of the Newark Board of | Trade appointed to oppose the Duffield l bill for the abandonment of the Morris ! Canal, had a conference with Assembly j myu Duff ehl Saturday, and the two ! went over the amendments that are to j be incorporated in the measure. New ark’s citizens made such a determined fight against the pending bill that As semblyman Duffield was only too willing I to accept the amendments, which are in | tended to protect the interests of the ' State rhor.ld the:canal he closed. Former Freeholder Michael .T. Kenny is in the rnee for the Democratic nom ination for Street and Water Commis sioner that is expected to go to that section, and ids friends are booming hint for all they are worth. Mr. Kenny has had experience in. the local political field, and the other aspirants for the nomination will have to do a lot of hust ling to keep up with him in the contest. A direct trolley route from Fnkfii Hill to Jersey City is promised by the Pub lic Service Corporation. This improve ment in the trolley service has long been needed, and Newark avenue business men have been trying for years to bring | it alnmt. It is said that the new route trill be through Summit avenue to Nmv; ark avenue, if this be true the hopes of the merchants will be realized. There is nothing that makes Colonel Dickinson so mad as to have someone ask him to farther legislation that nn ! tharizes the expenditure of money by. the Hoard of Freeholders. 'Dnr colonel can not lie convinced that there is; nnytiling good in the county governing board as at present constituted. Off course, tjie majority of the voters disagree with him. That is what makes the colonel inad, too. He cannot understand how tlie people can lie so foolish as to elect Democrats when there are so many good Republicans looking for office. There arc several bills in the Legislature call ing for needed improvements, and be cause the Hoard of Freeholders will have charge of the work Hudson's Re publican lender is opposing them, If is politics with the colonel alt the time. SAW NEW YORK Sis Adventurous Philadel phia Boys Held for the Juvenile Court on Sus picion* of Robbing the Central six boys, who evidently ran away from Philadelphia to see the sights and wonders of New' York, were held for the Children's Court uext Wednesday by Police Justice Higgins in the First Crim inal Court this morning. They had taken in many of the sights of the metropolis, including the big sky scrapers, the Brooklyn and Williamsburg bridges, the subway, the flatiron building and other bujldiugs of interest in the tenderloin. They started for home last night with but fifty-seven cents in the whole bunch. They intended to beat their way home on freight trains on the Central Kail road. Last night Special Detective La veratte found the six boys hidden away in one of the cars that contained mer chandise. The boys were also supplied with new pipes and were in possession of a quantity of chamois skin. An ex amination was made and it.was found that a number of packages of merchan dise had been stolen and opened in the yard, but still the crime could not be securely fastened on the boys. They were held on charges of being disorderly persons. Meanwhile the railroad police/ are investigating the robbery in the rail road yard at Commuiiipuw. The boys are fairly well dressed and possessed of more than ordinary intelli gence. Their parents have been notified of their predicament One of the boys, a precocious youngster, is but fifteen years old. He gave liis name and ad dress as John Waves, fifteen years old, of Xo. 20519 Onnanda street. The others gave tjieir names as John Spencer, seven teen years old, of Xo. 2518, Minster street; William Ogilvie, sixteen years old, of Xo. 19-40 North Second street: Harry Hepting, fifteen years old. of Xo. 242-4 Howard street, and Samuel Enly, fifteen years bid, of No. 20551 Laurel street, and Edward Smiley, fifteen years old, of Xo. 2031 Laurel street. The boys deny having robbed any ears. They declare stoutly that they only came on to see the great sights of Xew York ahout which they had heard and read so much. They give glowing accounts of a day and night’s experience in Sight seeing with limited capital, tell how they feasted royally on bans and boulogna and sauerkraut sandwiches, 2-cent coffee, etc. “Gee!” said little Joe Wnyes, “talk ’bout der high buildings in Philly, Xew York’s got her skinned to death, I couldn't get me head back far enough to see der tops of some asf ’em, and me neck's sore tryin’ ter do so!” This was supplemented by a remark A>y one of tile older boys to the effect that he thought they had some electric lights in Chestnut street, lmt Broadway was as light at three o’clock in the morning as Chestnut street is at eight o’clock in the evening. A BLACK HAND SCARE Visions of tile “Black Hand’' and Its nefarious operations, emanating 1'rom its headquarters in Naples, flitted be fore the minds of police officials at the Gregory street station and police head quarters when Tomaso Fontino. of No. Fourth street, excitedly entered tiie station with two cablegrams signed “Husso,” dated from Naples, which he said he could not. make out except that they were demands for money. Fon tino is an illiterate Italian, and as he could not make out the cablegrams in full he felt snre they must have been sent by the “Black Hand" Society. The cablegrams were duplicates of each other. One. after lieiug received, was sent, out .from the main office ill New York at 4 1*. M., and the other from the branch office in this city at !>.20. Captain Cody and Detective-Sergeant Prescott secured the services of an in telligent Italian, who laughed when he read the cablegrams. It turned out that Fontino has a relative named Uua-" so, who is abroad, and his cablegram was a mere request of Fontino for money, with a power of attorney, with which to settle up an estate. .it....—^ MISS LOGAN’S LUCK. Minn Irene Logan, of No, 117 Sussex J Street, 'yon tlu* door prie at the Heavey Association'.* hall on Friday night last. \ It ^onsistM of an elegant tea set. ALU, Oil ■■■■ SETTER Alderman John J. Cnuntnu-imm is re roTprjna r«l>M!.v from hi* Iona and so RUSSIAN MORTALITY Over 5,000 Die in a Week at Harbin and the Wounded E°ve No Care* JAPS’ STEADY PURSUIT i * Kuropatkin in Command Un der Linievitch—Germany’s Loan to Japan. PARIS. March- 20 ,1905.—A despatch to the "Petit Journal" from St. Peters burg says that the mortality in the Rus sian army at the front is frightful. Five thousand men succumbed to wounds or ; disease last week at Harbin. The great er number of the railroad cars and trucks I upon which the wounded are piled are brought into the station and left upon the sidings without having their human freight removed. The station exhales a terrible stench, having become a com bined hospital, refuse heap and charnel I house JAPS IN PURSUIT. — TOKIO. March 10, 1005.—The Japan ese are pursuing the enemy closely. It is improbable that another stand will be made before the Russians reach Chang chun, 150 miles from Tieling. The Russian extreme left was defeated at Kingpan on March 11. The survivors escaped into the monutains. They are now cut off. and it is feared that most of them will starve. It is officially stated that Russian pris oners say that Gen. Kuropatkin person ally commanded the fighting before Tiel ing. A dispatch from Kupnntse says the Russians are now concentrated at Kung ehalong, a hundred miles north of Tie ling. Field Marshal Oyama entered Muk den on March 14 He was received cer emoniously at the south gate by Tsaug,' the Chinese Governor, the members of his suite and other Chinese officials. .The “Kokumiu” announces that the Emperor of Corea will dispatch Prince Jlichaikal; to Tokio to congratulate the Mikado upon the victory at Mukden. Experts attribute the Russian defeat to the weakness of the defenses on the Hun River east of Mukden, which al lowed the Japanese right wing to break through and join the left wing, which was carrying out a flanking movement from the west. The latter marched thirty miles on March 0, twenty-five miles on March 7, twenty mites on March 8 and fifteen miles on March 9, reaching the rear of Mukden. Then a detachment was dispatched to cut off the retreating Russians and another to ascertain the . whereabouts of General Ivnropatin. It was found that the lat ter had already gone north, whereupon proportions were immediately made for the advance against Tiding, which be gan March 9. Just as the Japanese were starting the Russian general reserves, numbering 40,000, who had been routed to the south, delivered a desperate flank attack. A severe bayonet fight followed. The struggle was not decided until a detach ment of the Japanese appeared northeast of Mnkden. The Russians were totally enveloped and were subjected to severe slaughter. A. majority of them surrendered. The “Kokutnin” states that Gelt. Knropatkiti was ignorant of the fact that the Jap anese left was rapidly marching north. Consequently ite massed not only his re serves, hut his cavalry in the Fnshun district, expecting that the Japanese would attack from the mountains. Gen. Kuropatkin having boasted that he would sign terms of peace at Tokio, the Japanese generally are disappointed at the failure to capture him and bring him here. The Russians evacuated Kaiytmn, twenty-five miles north of Tieling, yes terday, burning the station before they left. A Japanese detachment which was pursuing them occupied the place. LIMEVITCH TQ THE CZAR ST. I’F.TKIiSliriit 1. March 19. 1907. —A dispatch from General lanicvjtelt. the newly appointed connnamicr-in-chicl of the Russian forms, says: “The Japanese on Friday bombarded our detachments In the Tuwaupn and .Yiftttgpu. vaik^s, Tfae Japanese kave ap pearen near Kaotaitse. Their cavalry have occupied Fakuinen. Our armies continue their eoneentraion.’* It is stated, apparently from a trust worthy source, that as a result of a tel egraphic conversation with the Czar, General Kuropatkin has taken command of the first army under General Liuie vitcb. ■■ ■•rvljljfM ' i RUSSIANS’ PLI8HT. LONDON, March 20, 1903.—The Mos cow correspondent of the “Standard” says it is announced that Gen. Lini* viteh will make a stand at Taoliehao, where the railway crosses the Sungari river. (This is 230 miles north of Muk den and fifty miles south of Harbin.) A despatch from a correspondent with Gen. Kuroki’s army, dated March 16, says: “We now for nine days haTe been hard pursuing the Russians for more than eighty miles. There has been fre quent fighting. The weather is very cold, with frequent storms. The capture of Tieling, after a brief fight, was unex pected and greatly elated the Japanese. It was the strongest natural position on the whole railway. Much money and labor were expended in strengthening it. Gen. Kuropatkin personally directed th* defence. v . ®SS "Everything now appears to favor the Japanese. They have a magnificent army, in the highest spirits and equipped with everything necessary for campaign ing in Manchuria. Great quantities of supplies have accumulated during tha winter along the several lines of com munication. "The Russian retreat becomes more disorganized every day. During the first day they buried their dead, but since then they have left them along the rout* wherever they fell. Gen. Kuroki’s troops have captured the colors of the Fifth and Nineteenth Rifle regiments. The flag of the Fifth Regiment is inscribed: 'Presented by the Emperor. 1831.’ Most of the regiments burned their standards before surrendering. A few prisoners are secured daily. "It is reported that Gen. Knropatkin was slightly wounded by a shell in the early days of the battle." The Tokio correspondent of the "Tel egraph” says the Russians who ret rest ed from the Tsinching direction are in a pitiable plight among the mountains. They are without food and are killing and eating their horses. They are com pletely enveloped by the .Japanese. Kirin will soon be occupied by the Japanese. The Russian main retreat is directed toward Harbin. The Japanese do not intend to allow them to loiter. The correspondent of the “Asahi” says the Russians are now concentrating at Kungchuiung, a hundred miles north of Tiding. | A uispatcn to tne reiegrapn irom I Antwerp says that the Russian agent i there was recently ordered to cease buy ing. He has now been instructed to pur chase $1,250,000 worth of schrapnel and | twenty-four field batteries. The St. Petersburg correspondent of I the “Daily Mail” says that public opin J ion on the Mukden catastrophe is begin | ning to find general expression. It take* | a form different from what was antici pated. Instead of causing the predicted i reform fever it seems to be producing a I war fever. There is visible for the first time since the war something like real, | purposeful enthusiasm for the resolute continuance of the war at any cost. This | spirit may not last, but it undoubtedly ! prevails at present and will render the I prospects of mobilization more hopeful. The Tokio correspondent of the "Times” says it is believed that the Bus , sians threw more than fonr hundred ; guns into the river at Mukden. | The “Times’s” St. Petersburg corre spondent says a private telegram from Harbiu states that tlO surgeons and 150 | nurses have to attend to nearly 70,000 sick and wounded there. Two ur^eon# | have become iusuue. JAPANESE LOAN. BERLIN, March 20. 1555—The “Frankfurter Zeitung" says that the Japanese Government, is about to raise a 5 per cent, loan iu <*e«aany. It is rumored that the Deutsche Bank W'H raise the loan through its affiliation with the Deutsehe-Asiatisehe Bank _ TO PREVENT THE SHIP. Larative BmnW* Qnlnine th« world wide Cohs and Grip remedy, remove^ the r<aaw. C«»M for the fail imiue and iook tor ignaiu;* <st 8. V Grove. 2.V.