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WEATHER FORECAST: COO EE R TONIGHT; WUHGI WEDNESDAY
RUSSIANS ARE STILL ON THE RUN
The Japs now Occupy New Chwang
—A Battle Is Reported Between
the Two Fleets—Land Engage
ment at Liayang.
EVACUATED NEW CHWANG.
(Seripps News Association.)
LONDON, May 10.—The First .Inp-
J enese corps overtook the fleeing Rug*
I Plans 20 miles south of Liayang yes
terday and a severe engagement fol
lowed. The Japanese dragged guns
up apparently Insurmountable hills.
The Russians continued to retreat
north. A division of the First corps
Is approaching Newohwang, the evac
uation of Which by. Russians is con
firmed by a number of women who
have Just arrived.
ANOTHER BATTLE.
(Scrlpps News Association.)
ST. PEJTBRSBUdRCJ, May 10.—A
diplomatic rumor this evening has it
thai the Vladivostok nnd l'ort Ar
thur squadrons have effected a Junc
tion after a desperate battle, tn which
the Japanese lost three cruisers and
the Russians two cruisers and a tor
pedo boat destroyer.
CRUISER REPORTED SUNK.
I Scrlpps N. ws Association.)
LONDON, May 10.—A Tokio dis
patch says It Is reported there that
Admiral I'riu's fleet fought a battle
With the Vladivostok squadron, and
a Russian cruiser was sunk.
ANOTHER RUMOR.
(Scrlpps News Association.)
ST. PETERSBURG, May 10. —A
dispatch today reports I'ort Arthur
again free on the land side, the Jap
anese being respulsed In an encounter
20 kilometers from tbe railway.
An Imperial ukase today calls out
tho reserves In six governments to
Complete the Kleff and Moscow drafts.
A Mukden dispatch says tbe Jap
anese patrols from Feng Huang
Cheng have been observed In the
direction of Yaoyp. A small Japanese
detachment has occupied Kwandlan
Shin.
Russian prisoners nf japan.
(Scrlpps News Association.)
LONDON, May 10.—Tha Central
News' correspondent at Tokio sends
a report that Koreans in Russian
pay have cut the Japanese military
telegraph north of Pamkyong, prov
ince 1 uf Korea. Three hundred Rus
slans, captured nt tbe Yntu river,
arrived in Tokio today.
RUSSIANS AFRAID.
(Seripps News Association.)
BROIL, May 10.—A party of Cos-
Sacks have arrived nt Song Chin,
south of Pamkyong province. It Is
believed they nre reconnolterlng In
anticipation of a Japanese advance on
Vladivostok, Probably It is the same
force that was reported to have
crossed the Yalu above WIJu on
May 5.
TO BLOW VP PORT.
(Scrlpps News Association !
BERLIN, May 10 - The Loknl An
relger says a daring attempt to de
stroy the entire fortress at Kronstndt
has been frustrated. Admiral BirUoff
confirms the report. It Is not stated
whether the plotters were Japanese
tmlssarleo or revolutionists.
SMAttPOX WOT TO BE FEARED.
(Scrlpps News Association.)
ST. FHTKKSHI'RiI, Mny 10—To
offset tho report! of epidemics at
Makden the authorities state that,
while smnllpox and typhus nre epi
demic in Manchuria and dysentery
unavoidable where la res bodies of
men are together, there Is nothing
alarming In the iltuatlon,
The ofhVlnl messenger today print!
the report of former Minister Pavloff
lit Seoul In relation to the disputed
question as to whether the I'nlted
States gunboat Vtcksburg offered any
assistance to the commanders of the
cruisers Varlng and Korletz. The
commander of the Vleksburg sent n
boat with a surgeon on board to offer
medical help to the wounded on the
cruisers, but the oflleer in command
/of the bont sent said it was impossi
ble to take any Russians aboard his
ship. The commander of tho Vgrlag
declined tlie assistance of the com
mander of the Flench cruiser Pascal,
but asked the Vlckshurg'i captain to
take some wounded Russian I from
_ hia ship. The American commander
declined to comply with the request
KUROPATKIN'S PLANS.
ItRklBU Uaa, 4
(Scrips* News Association.)
ST. PKTQItIBURO, May 10.—Gen
eral Kuropatkin has sent a long tele
gram explaining the situation at the
front und declaring his plans for tho
Conduct of the wnr are entirely dif
ferent from those of Viceroy AlexlefT.
FLANS ABB A SECRET
(Scrlpps News Assoi-latlon.l
UV. PIBTHRgBURO, May 10—A
Mukden semi-official dispatch denies
that Datney has been captured by the
Japanese.
The Admiralty rejects the report
that the cruiser lturlk has been dc
alroyed.
'Kuierai Kuroputkln's plans are
kept a close secret. Th* local news
papers dis.usi. In a fearsome manner
the effect of the Japanese temporary
Successes will have upon the Chinese.
The newspaper Russ publishes a
The Spokane Press.
dispatch from Shan Tlalkwan which
says a serious action has taken
place between Japanese and Russian
forces south of Llnynng, the Rus
sians falling back. Liayang Is on
the railway between Mukden and
Fort Arthur.
COTTON CONTRABAND OF WAR.
(Scrlpps News Association.)
ST. PETERSBURG, May 10.—An
Imperial order declares cotton a con
traband of war.
General Huber has been appointed
commissary general of the Russian
army in Manchuria.
JAPANESE LOAN.
(Seripps News Association.)
NEW YORK, May 10.—An official
prospectus of the new Japanese loan
was made public this afternoon by
American bankers who are to conduct
the notation here. The total amount
of the issue is $50,000,000 at 6 per
cent, secured by first charge on cus
toms receipts. Subscription will be
opened simultaneously In New York
nnd London.
RUSSIANS MOVE.
NEW CHWANG, May 10.—Four of
the live Russian regiments in the
garrison here left Monday night.
The Russians are strongly intrench
ed at Anplng, where the guns from
the New Chwang forts were. It is
believed the Russians will attempt to
induce the Chinese to take over tbe
local government. Many Japanese
spies arc hereabouts, while the Chi
nese brigands nre stirring up terror.
MAIL KB NOT CONTRABAND.
London, May 10.—Postmaster
General Lord Stanley In the house
of commons today said that ordinary
poatal letters were not contraband
of war, but possibly dispatches be
tween the government of a belliger
ent state and its accredited represen
tatives may be so treated. No gen
eral rule of International law has
been established giving Immunity to
mail on ships. The statement Is due
to the Russians Stopping the liner
Osiris near Brtndlßi,
NEW BRIDGE
Work on the new Hangman creek
bridge Is progressing very favorably
and from Indications it will be com
pleted by next July. The street car
company will likely run cars across It
to the other side of the river then,
nnd In this connection It Is claimed
at the city hall there will be a new
scheme tried. It is for the city to
lay the trackß on the bridge and to
charge the company for the use of
them. In this way there will lie none
of the complication! which developed
when tbe city and the company want
ed the Division street bridge re
planked. The city plnnked its part,
but the company "couldn't get the
lumber."
RUNAWAY GIRL IS
CAUGHT AT RAINIER
OLYMPIA, May 10.-C. (5. Morris,
postmaster and deputy sheriff at Rain
ier, Thurston county, today took into
custody 1-1 year-old llirdie Walker,
daughter of a Seattle liveryman, who
disappeared from home in company
with John Bloom. Bloom was also
apprehended in Chehalis, according to
telegraphic!) instruction! from Mr.
Morris. **
The couple appeared nt Rainier in
a light wagon yesterday. The youthful-
DOS! of the girl excited the attention
of the authorities, and after tome
cross-questioning apart from Bloom,
she broke down and confessed that sic
was llirdie Walker. The couple have
been on the road since Wednesday and
were on their way to Portland. Bloom
succeeded in getting nway with the
horse and wagon while Miss Walker
was being questioned, but waa over
hauled at Chehalis.
BEAT HIS WIFE
Maud is. Terry Hied suit for divorce
today from Lliclua Terry, to whom
she was married In Vancouver in
1900. . She allege* oruel treatment nnd
her Complaint rehearses numerous
beatings, beginning six weeks after
her marriage. Judge Helt this morn
ing restrained. Terry from further
molostlng bis wife.
VHNDERBILT HAS
CHANGED HIS MIND
It was announce.! some time ago
when W. K. Vanderbilt started on bis
western trip tbnt he would return
from San Francisco by the northern
route, passing through Seattle ar.il
Spokane It Is now announced from
'Frisco that he has changed his Itin
erary and will not visit the northern
cities on bis present tour. The young
millionaire will return to New fork
direct from Sun Francisco,
A CARTOON WITHOUT WORDS
pun
KEEN INTEREST IN CONVENTION
WHICH MEETS IN TACOMA TO
MORROW—WHAT WIXL HAP
PEN TO SPOKANE COUNTY?
Most of tlie leading politicians of the
city who are on the republican side of
the fence are in Tacoma today' in at
tendance at the state convention, which
convenes tomorrow. Since the silver
year of 1806 at no time has an issue
been placed before a state party con
vention in which there is so keen an
interest manifest as there is in the
commission issue before tomorrow's
convention. To all appearances the
Mcßtide forces are hopelessly in the
minority.
If this proves true, it is a question
whether the railroad forces in control
of the convention will turn down the
commission issue, which is so obnoxious
to them, or whether they will permit
a compromise. They do not wish to
antagonize the voters of eastern Wash
ington and for that reason may consent
to an elective commission instead of
an appointive one. Many honest people
think the elective board is better than
an appointive one.
Certain politicia.ni of Spokane say if
the commission men, that is the advo
cates of an appointive commission, had
not been so stubborn they could have
secured an appointive commission if
they would have consented to the
selection of someone for governor other
than Mr. Mi>Bride, whom the railrada
consider is so bitterly opposed to them
and so vindictive as to make a com
mission appointed by him an unendur
able menace.
Spokane la Disfavor.
The railroad leaders have become so
violently opposed to Spokane that it
is a question if they will consent to
the nomination of any of the Spokane
men whom the county convention en
dorsed .
State Senator Crow is most apt to
suffer by this in his aspiration for the
nomination for a member of the Spp
kane supreme bench. W. M. Shaw,
candidate for state treasurer, while
lined up with the Mcllride men for
expediency, is recognized as more of
a railroad man than Otherwise and
may win out.
Charles Sweeney also Is in some
danger of losing the position of dele
gate to the national convention because
of his alignment with the Mcllride
followers. Spokane people in sympa
thy with the railroad cause, say Sena
tor Ankeny probably will head the
Washington state delegation to the
national convention.
K. 0. IfaeDonald, the Spokane at
torney, is still considered a probable
nominee of the convention for the
position of attorney general. He is
recognised a< an able attorney but his
chief recommendation is the fact that
Spokane county's Mcllride convention
did not*endorse him. Mr. Mac Donald
is now in Tacoma.
Watching the Review.
The public is watching the action of
the Spokesmen-Review with a keen
as well as an amused interest to see
what its action will be if Mcßride is
turned down. The betting is somewhat
mixed as to whether the paper will
flop to the support of the democratic
state ticket at once or wait until after
the democratic ticket is nominated.
Republican leaders are in hopes the
paper will come out for the straight
democratic ticket in order to remove
the hoc doo from the republican ticket
which follows anything the Spokesman-
Review advocates. While they wish
this, however, they have little hopes
of any such good luck.
WHY DID
THEY CHANGE?
FORT THOMAS. May 10,—Because
three German i i oners were about to
sail for the United states and changed
their course to Hayti it is said a
revolution has broken out there.
GOES TO THE WALL
(Seripps News Association >
NEW YORK, May 10.—Tha sns
penaiou ol Floyd, Crawford & Co, was
ennounood pu the Consolidated mi-
Bhang* this morning, Tha firm Iwa
branch offices In M cities. No state
ment wan v ■
SPOKANE, WASHINGTON. TUESDAY. MAY 10, 1904.
POPE
Feels He Was Neglected
During Loubets Visit
to Rome and Would
Impress Upon French
President Necessityof
Calling the Next Time
He Visits Rome
PARIS. May 10.—The Patrie today,
published the text of the pope's letter
to Louhet, iv which his holiness takes
exception to the president's neglect of
the Vatican during his trip to Rome.
The pope is energetic and dignitied in
his protest against Loubet's "neglect
of the pontiff as Christ's vicar on.
earth." Continuing, his holiness de
plores the anti-clerical movement in
Europe and expresses the hope that the
church's prestige will be restored.
The letter closes with an exhorta
tion to Txiubet as a "Dear Son in
Christ" to use his power and authority
and personal magnanimity to maintain
a concordat integrally.
COUNCIL FAVORS
GAS FRANCHISE
The city council meets Thursday
evening and it is expected the new
gas franchise w ill be voted upon at that
meeting. It is believed there will be
six and possibly seven out of the ten
councilman vote for it. Those who
favor it are the six democrats and pos
sibly Councilman Royd. Couiicilmen
I.indslcy, Foster and Doolittle are
opposed to it.
LOSANGELES
Gets Another Kind of
Advertising.
LOS ANGELES, May 10. T)r. Kd
ward S. Hammond of Tennessee, a
colored educator, offered a resolution
to the Methodist conference this morn
ing condemning the attitude of several
of tho hotels and restaurants in refus
ing to servo meals to the colored dele
gates, and it was unanimously passed
A resolution looking tow aril the con
tinued activity of superannuated
bishops as long as possible was passed
11. W. Vincent presided today.
McKENZIE WAS
EATALLY SHOT
MONTEREY, Cal , May lrt.-Regi
mental Sergeant Major B, A. MeKengic
nt tin' Fifteenth U. s. infantry, (tutten'
ed at Camp Ord, was fatall) shot about
midnight end oAcera are now bunting
for his assassin, who is said to ho a
member of Company A, Ninth Cavalry
who was heard to tteia earlieff in nte
evening that he would kill the victim
if ho mcl him The assuil.int Bged
from a dark alley.
GREAT
EXPLORER
DEAD
LONDON, May 10. Sir Henry M.
Stanley, the famous African explorer,
.died this morning from an attack of
pleurisy.
EDGE WILL RIDE
IN A DIG RACE
LONDON*. Ma 10,-The eliminating
trial of the English contestants for the
tiordon Bennett automobile cup race at
fiomberg on June 17 was run today,
The English champion, Edge, driving
a Kapler finished first.
DISMISSED
WASHINGTON, Mny 10.—Ideuten
unt Frederick Mills, junior of the
seventh infantry, has been dismissed
from the army. The president ap
proved the sentence of the court mar
tial. He was dismissed for duplicat
ing pay accounts.
SPOKANE TO SEE THE FAIR.
The railroad ticket agents are busy
beyond expectation today selling
tickets to the St. Louis exposition
They say If the rush continues on
other sale iluys throughout the sum
mer, half the population of Spokane
will see the fair.
The o It a N. Is having a great
rush. They send a special car from
this point tomorrow. Many Spokane
people are going.
The Northern Pacific ticket office
most of tlie day has had a line uf
l>eople waiting for tickets.
This sale of tickets Is for May 11,
12 and 13, good with a choice of
routes for tbe return trip. The fare
from Spokane for the round trip Is
ito.
H OUR SHIPMENTS
HAVE STOPPED
No Hour from Spokane is tin.ling
Its way IntO oriental markets these
days. The war Is the chief ratISS of
the stoppage to this line of ship
ment! Mo»t of the steamship lines
to Japanese ports ami northern Aei
attC port! are Jupunese companies
running Japanese i ...in. and the dun
POLES WANT
TO BE EREE
(Scrlpps News Association.)
BERLIN, May o.—During a debate
In the Prussian diet today on the op
pression of tho Poles lv eastern Prus
sian provinces, Minister of the In
terior Hammerstein, defending the
government's repressive policy, as
serted the Poles throughout the world
arc secretly working to reestablish
the ancient kingdom of Poland.
The Poles of Chicago, he said, are
now drilling corps of officers and n
regiment of picked men, Intended to
form the nucleus of the army to
liberate Poland from tbe triple yoke
of Germany, Russia and Austria.
ger of capture is so great that the
Insurance companies have advanced
the rates so that they are practically
prohibitive. A few days ago one of
the steamers which has been loaded
on Puget sound many times with
Spokane flour was sunk by the Rus
sians. It was then carrying troops
for the Japanese government.
Shipments to southern Asiatic ports
are not made this time of the year
because the weather is so hot as to
spoil the flour.
NEW JERSEY
REPUBLICANS
TRENTON, N. J., May 10.—The re
publican state convention to choose
delegates at large and alternates to
the nutlonal convention at Chicago
was called to order at noon today In
the Taylor Opera house by Cnited
States Senator John Kean. Prior to
the assembling of the elate conven
tion the district conventions were
held to select delegates to the Chi
cago convention. According to pres
ent plans tlie state convention will
name Governor Murphy, Senators
Kean and Dryden, and David Balrd
of Camden as delegates at large. The
convention will not Instruct for the
nomination of I'restdent Roosevelt,
but the platform will contain a strong
endorsement of the president's ad
ministration and the New Jersey
delegates are expected to vote for his
ronomlnatlon.
FIRE
(Seripps News Association.)
LArOLLBTTB, Term., May io —
The entire business section of the
city burned this morning. Loss,
tIfSO.eOO.
F.ETY-EIVE AIR
SHIPS AT FAIR
ST. I.ons, May 10. Germany'!
Motion of the palace of line arts was
dedicated this afternoon, when a re
ception was held by Commissioner
General Lewald.
Fair weather continues and work was
begun this morning on a building for
the aerial exhibit for which L> acres
have been allotted. Fifty -five entries
for the airship contest gave thus tar
been received.
MONTANA REDMEN
BUTTE, Mont., May 10 Butte is
entertaining the Greet Conneil of the
Improved Ortier of Red Men, which
met in annual session today. Dcicc.iU
ale in attendance from the Jural
branches of the order throughout the
state.
SECOND YEAR. KO. 159. PIHCE: ONE CEMT*_
BIG BUNCO GAME
WAS WORKED
A smooth bunco game was turned
today for the first time In some
months. It was not unexpected, when
it Is considered that this city has not
been the scene of a bunco trick for so
long.
Shortly after 1 o'clock thla after
noon Gustav Honk, a German labOTI r.
recently arrived from Mesa, lil" miles
west of here, came to the police sta
tion and hesitatingly told of how he
had met two men who had beaten
him out of $55 with the cards How
ever, their magnanimity was sublime,
as when the poor German boy began
to cry for bis money one of the
bunco stcerers gave him a $5 gold
piece.
Hoak Is a youth nnd according to
his. story be had Just arrived In the
city this morning from Mesa when
he met the biggest of the men at the
• Northern Pacitic depot.
The new friend asked him about
the time, then for a match and from
this struck up a conversation which
finally ended in the bunco man Invit
ing the unsophisticated German to
view the falls with him.
After taking a look at the falls
they started up onto the hill south
of the city, where the swindler told
OiISIU
CHICAGO, May 10.—F.ight hundred
bookbinders struck here today for a
recognition of the closed shop agree
ment. The strike threatens to spread
to other branches of the printing
trade.
NO DIVORCE UNTIL
AFTER CONVENTION
The case of Carrie Bringgold against
Otto Bringgold for divorce, which is
being tried before A. G. Kcllam, has
been adjourned for one week to allow
Attorney S. A. Wells to attend the
republican convention, which meets at
Olympia tomorrow.
fUABAM/YL REPIiBICAINS
BIRMINGHAM, Ala, May 10.—
Prospects were bright for a bar-
monlnus gathering when the republi
can state convention was called to
order hero at noon today. The con
vention will select delegates to the
Chicago convention and nominate a
state ticket, und the sessions may be
prolonged for several days.
It was thought some time ago that
the "Lily Whites, ' who are opposed
to the Roosevelt administration and
have heretofore been In control ol the
party machinery, would attempt to
make trouble in the convention. But
when the so-called Rlack and Tan
clement succeeded In gaining control
of affairs the Lily Whites accepted
defeat gracefully ami It is believed
that the plans to have the state con
vention come out strongly for Roose
velt and to have the Alabama dele
gates instructed to vote for his re
nomlnatlon win go through the state
convention without much difficulty,
IOWA FEDERATION OF
LABOR
MARBHAT.iI.TOWN, la., May 10.—
Tho low.i State federation of Labor
mat in twelfth annual oonvanUon nets
today, l'resalcnt A. L. I'iiek prcsld
ing. Tha aaaatona will continue sev
ara] days and will be devoted to a
thorough disc ussion of leKislution Hnd
other mattera of \it;ii importance to
tlie organised bodies of tbe sti.ti-. The
federation has made a good Increase
lv Its membership the last year and
the present convention is tbe largKSl
11 has ever had.
one Cent
Hoak he could see the mountains way
over In Montana and Idaho. This suit
ed the German and en route to the
hill they fell in with the second of
tbe bunco artists, who appeared very
glad to meet his old friend. This first
chap, by the way, passed himself off
as a sheep owner of Montana.
When part way up the hill tha
newer of the two artists complained
of being tired and proposed that the
trio seat themselves under a tree and
rest for a while. They did this.
Then It was the same old tale re
peated, first the two bunco men
played among themselves while tho
innocent one who was to get his later
sat and looked on. One of the bunco
men bet the other $2 he could pick
out a certain card In the pack. His
bet was called. He lost. Then he bet
$6 with his partner—and lost this.
In the meantime, according to the
story of Hoak, he sat by In open
eyed wonderment. It looked like some
of the rich sheep owner's easy money.
Then he got Into the betting for a
couple of plonks and lost them. Then
he won $10. After that he became
bold nnd a bet of $100 was made.
Hoak, however, only had $55. but he
put It on the grass alongside the
check for $100 which the "rich sheep
owner" threw down.
Gustav was buncoed out of his $55,
but he realized It when it was too
late.
Then he began to cry when the
fact of his being In a strange city all
alone and broke dawned upon him.
In the meantime the two bunco
men had gotten Into an argument and
one wanted the one who had claimed
to be the sheep owner to give him
back part of the money he had lost
to him. The sheep man, however,
threatened to tell the police they had
been gambling If he Insisted, and he
went on very carefully to tell how
it meant a year In the penitentiary If
the police were told.
Then Gustav was given his $5 and
the bunco men, assuming an enmity,
left In opposite directions, while
Hoak at once hurried to the police
station.
His description of the two men,
however. Is so Inaccurate that It in
feared It will be Impossible to appro*
hend them.
HE PLEADS GUILTY
There was a gathering of criminal*
In Judge Richardson's courtroom thin
morning. A number were brought
up for arraignment and some to plead.
Perhaps the most Important caso
was the negro, Lewis F. Mnsley,
charged wMh perjury In the case ot
Molll* apragg against the Washing
ton Water Power company. Mosley
nppeared without an attorney and
when asked whether he wished one
to be appointed for him stated that
he did not nnd after he was arraigned
pleaded guilty to the charge. He is
evidently in a hurry to begin serving;
his time In the state prison.
At the Spragg trial Mosley testi
fied that he had seen the woman fall
from the car and related all the par
ticulars. He was arrested on the
charge of perjury before be left tho
courtroom. The arrest caused aj
great deal of comment at the time.
The Washington Water Power peo
ple accused the attorneye of Mrs.
Spragg with producing a wltnese
whom they knew would testify false
ly. The attorneys In question came
back at the company and charged]
them with sharp practices In examin
ing Mosley at a star chamber session
ln.the prosecuting attorney's office.
TWO KILLED
TROY, N. V., May 16.—8y an ex
plosion In the Schagtiscocke powder
mill this morning Superintendent
Joseph Watt and Chaneey Crandell
were killed.
GILLESPIE TRIAL
RISING SI X, Ind., May 10.-The
Gillespie jury was completed this morn
ing. The aged mother of James and
Elisabeth appeared in court." She is
very feeble. Their attorney states that
the four defendants will take the staud
in their own defense at the proper
time.
IN HONOR Or
CONFEDERATES
TARUOIto, N. C, May 10.—With
Impressive I'ereqioataa and In the
presence of a large apd distinguished
crowd of spectators the eorneratone
of the confederate eoldlers' monu
ment was laid here today. The cere
mony wus conducted under Mason lo
auspices, lirand Master W. S. Lid-
dell of t'liarlutte officiating. The ad
dress of the day was delivered by
Congressman Claude Kitchen,
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