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USTABLISIEED JUXI3 10 , 1871. OMAHA , SUNDAY , MORN IXC OCTOlJEtt 21 , ISfM TWEXTV PAUJES. SIN(5L1' ] COPY FIVE ( MS NTS UESTION OF HOURS I / Lifo of tlio Czar of Russia is Now Slowly Ebbing Away. LYING UNCONSCIOUS AFTER CONVULSIONS During His Conscious Moments He is Too 4 L . Weak to Stand Up. ANXIOUS CONCERNING HI 3 SON'S ' WEDDING Will Probably Take Place at the Bedside of the Dying Man. CZARINA IS REPORTED SERIOUSLY ILL ( iraiul lluko < ! corK < - | tliu second Son < if ( lip I'rnr , Aluo Jlrixirlpil to ll lljlnif Cr.ir ImliriiU-n tu the l7iirui lteli tlio Pol- ley lluMihrH Him to Putkiic. ST. I'mEHSIitma , Oct. 20 The latest re ports received hero from Llvulla Indicate that although the czar Is still allvo ho Is lapldly weakening It Is staled on the best authority that the czarina Is very 111 and that her son , Grand Duke George , N dying. It Is ulsa stated on thu same authority that the czar , before his Illness entered upon Its Until Mages , had a solemn inter view with the czirewltch. during which ho Indicated to the latter the policy which he desired him lo pursue after his death , and also insisted upon his marriage to Princess Allx , who was summoned to Llvldla In or der to receive the dying blessing ot the czar. Theaters will be closed for bU mouths after the death of the czar. The following bulletin was issued at 9 o'clock this evening ' In the past twenty-four hours the emperor obtained a little sleep. Ills majesty left his bed during the day. The general condition of the patient , his strength and the action of his heart , are unchanged. The oedema has not Increased " The se-ene plclureil at Yalta In today's tel egrams can be hardly more sail. The tordned czar has been forbidden by his doctors to loavu his bed. Ills devoted wife is no longer near to teethe and encourage his c\cry mo ment for she , herself , Is .seriously 111 from general debility and nervous depression To add lo Hip cup of bitterness , the czar's second end son Grand Duke George , who has long been a sufferer with lung trouble , Is dying , it being a Question whether father or son shall be first claimed by death. Despite the Russian Judenhotze In. every synagogue throuuhoul Rustic and in England and Ger many prajers were said for the cznr. In every Greek church on the glebe tomorrow ( hern will be. a repetition Q.f these prayers To the bedside uf his majesty his relatives are hurrying , hoping to see him once more nllve. ( Stand Duke Alexis , Grand Duke Con- Htanthe. Urand Duchess Klbabeth , Princess Allx and Grand Duke and Grand Duchess Screws , this evening arc all en rote to Ll- vadiu. IinilLIN Oct. 20 According to a dispatch from St Petersburg , published by the National Zeltnng this afternoon , and accordIng - Ing to fepeclal Information from n medical outhoril ) now at llvldlu. the czar , during the last forty-eight hours , has been t > ei/esl with a series of convulsive attacks , accom panied for several hours by temporary un consciousness. It Is added that his death cannot be long delaved. nUULl.V , Oct. 20. The Vosslscho ZelUniR learns that Ihu marriage ot the czarewltch will have lo take place at the czar's bedside , as it Is Impossible that he can bo removed Ills legs nre greatly swollen with water and he cannot bland. According to a well In formed personage , n friend of the Grand ' Duke 1'iter , Princess AIK of Hesse , lo whom tin- religious question constituted the great stumbling block to her marriage , WUR the first to declare that all her hosll.i- tlon over the foimalllles of Biib- mUslon to the Husso-Greck synod had been abandoned She was educated upon strict Lutheran lines , with a slight mixture of 'free thought derived from the teachings of the 1'iench liberal Protestant p.ibtor roimecrll , and she may bo considered us u broad church woman. Upon her arrival at l.Uiulla she will go through ( he ceremony of formally entering the orthodox church , which ceremony will soon bo followed by i her marriage. PAUIS. Oct 20. A council ot ministers rsy was held at the Ulyseo 1'a lace loday. I'rrmler Uupuy notified the council that he wan In receipt of telegraphic advices slating thai there wns a slight Improvement In tjio ciar'a condition. AM. IJVIrt TimXKU ao LAVIIMA. Impending I'eiitli uf tlif * I'mrtlio I'rlnrl- l > ul Topic In llrrtln. ( OpjilKlilfil 'S3I ' ti ) the AhKoclatrd I'n-ex > HiuU.N : Oct. 20. The Impending death of the czar Is the subject of greatest Interest In I . political circles It overhangs like a cloud the future of llo | attitude of llussla In af fairs whleh closely concern Germany. When the crar held the reins , Russia's policy could lie mom or lets foreseen by statesmen here uml his personality was recognized In u great . uietuure as u guaranty of peace. Hut with tlie udvent of the czarewltch the future Is obscuied. There U the greatest conflict of opinion respecting the views he may hold In 1 regard to the best foreign policy for llussla. The opinion , however , In well Informed ! quittterF , unions people who have been In personal contact with the czarewltch , declare It would be it great mistake to regard him as the enemy of German ) . The czarewltch has shown no preference for any special na tion , and certainly not for France. mNo anxiety would exist If It were certain ( hat Ittusla'u foreign relations -would con tinue to be directed by the present council of ministers , of which the majority hare been proven to lie Inspired by the traditional senti . ment uf amity toward the German people. Ai a probable Indication of the era re- wllch'i wittu * upon KCiieral politic ! conilder- utloti U directed toward the character of his education The views of the governor of his nUidks. General Danlelovltch , are keenly ills- cm-Bed as the key ( o the czarewltch s opin ions According to many people. General Haniehnlti n Is ultra-reactionary and an orthodox pun-Slav 1st. The Cologne Gazette , however , in a long article , evidently In spired , gives n description ot General Daniel- ovltch , which IH utterly at vnrlunce of this character , and which presents him as being a man of noble mind great culture , and pro- round sense of duty , who has educated his pupil without bias Although during the last > ears of his governorship the hatred of Uuasla against the Germans rose to the highest pitch ho studiously abstained from Impirtlns to ( he czarewltch any such avcr- s'on. Accordlnu to a illnpnlch from St I'elers- btirg published by the National /cltung this afternoon , und according ( o special Informa tion from a medical nudiorlty row at Lava- dl.i , the c/ar during the last forty-eight hours has been sci/ed with a scries of con vulsive attacks , accompanied , for ( several hours by unconsciousness. These attacks weio due to the passage Into the blood of secretions , which the kidneys cannot longer cunv off. The czar was also described as suffering from great weakness of the heart arid also to frequent attacks of conges tion of the lungs. Tlie blood poisoning is now recurring with alarming frequency. Temporary rallies nny Intervene , but death cannot long be delayed EMPEROR WILLIAM O.V TUB GO. The feverish activity ot Emperor William was never better exemplified than during last week. The early part was occupied with flitting from lown to town , attending different ceremonies , while he has been dur ing the latter part of the week engaged by various public 'nnetlons In connection with the visit of King Alounder of Scrvla. The rapldll } of his riojes'y s movements was esp clallv shown at thi > toglnnlng of the week. He spent Sunday at Frledrichsruh , the castle residence of the Empress rrert. erlck. Monday he arose at an early hour and started for Darmstadt to visit the grand ducal family On Tuesday he went to Wies baden to unveil the statue of his grand father , U'llllam and to open the new rosal theater at that place After a busy day there he traveled by tpechl train all night and ar rived In Berlin In the morning In time to take pait In the- ceremony of nailing to their s-tatTs 1J : ! flags destlnail for tin ait Fourth baltallon of itifantrj After another couple nf busy da > s , Including the Intercs'- Ing ceremony of blessing and presenting these Hugs , ill Pliers and other ceremonies , iluilim which he found time to attend testate state business , today found him engaged with Internal politics At noon the emperor received a deputation from the Tanners' alliance of Cast Prussia. Ills majesty was attended by Count Ilotho von EuIenberB , president of the council of minister * . Dr. von Lucanus , chief of the emperor's civil cabltut , nnd Ilerr Ilclnrlch von Levilen Lelmvsl.l , n [ ulster of agricul ture After 118 pnitig t i the spokesman , the emperor made reply Ho expressed hlb sat- Is'uellcii thnt the deputation hail come to him personally and asb'ired ( hem that he vvoii'd never relat his caie fni ( heir future H. > afterward ennvcised with each member of the deputation nn farm questions. He hade adieu lo the . ( iep.uclliii with many cor- dlil expressions e > [ grjd will MINISTERIAL DIFFICULTIES. In H He of outvu.rl upie'urances and news paper Mutemonts , it Is aborted that the conflict between Chancellor von Caprlvi ami Count Eulctiborg respecting the anti-socialist mcpuutcs Is not settled. On the contrary the bltuallon is said lo be more critical than evei and It haa been asserted that nt a re cent conference of the ministry ultter words were cxohunced between the chancellor and the I'russlun premier , owing to the latter liibifellnK upon more severe meisur" than Caprlvl WHS dlhposed to Introduce In the Reichstag. Tlio conference broke up with the ministers In dlfi-ord Slnco tlun Emperor William has brought his Influence to bear and the dispute was patched up. Hut is still , ( o some e\en ( at variance with the Prussian premier and inclined to' reblgn the chancelloishlp rather than submit ' to tlie Helens-tag measures , with which he has no sympathy lilnuolf und which , more over , he Is convinced the Reichstag "would not aceept Uulenbergvho has the countenance of the emperor , Is credited with ' he desire lo frame measures upon the most comi lehenslve basis , Including a revision of ' thn electoral law , excluding unlit persona ficm the polls and raising the voting age , In addlllon to placing a restriction upon the constitutional rights of assembly or associa tion a well as restrlcllng the liberty of the pi ess The socialists have fully grasped the ' drift of those measures , and the socialist oiKiin. Voiwnerts , threatens that the party will btcsmc out and out anti-governmental at elections for the Diet as well ns to the Reichstag llilheito the socialists have re frained from Interference In the Diet elec tions - A deputation from the municipal council of Danulc arrived in Ilerlln to-Hy ( o present Capilvl with the diploma of the freedom of thut rlty. DaiHsIc is the first city to confer this honor upon the chancellor A committee headed by Prince Scoenaech Ouiolntli has been formed to receive volun- I tar > contributions to a fund to furnish Prof De-hrlng t > anti-diphtheria serum cure lo lllph- theila patients. The municipal authorities at Ilerlln have allotted the sum of 0.000 marks to be devoted to kupplyiug the serum tu the four principal hospitals of the city. The fceruin Is now , being prepared on a large scale at the- professor s laboratory In ( his clly. Veterinary Surgeon Casper , until recently a professor In the veterinary college at Churlottenburg , superintends the complicated ' ' and dltllcnlt mode of Inoculating with the lluid the llesh of hor.ses selected for the purpose' . The cure is bel.ig Introduced Into the municipal hospitals of this city , Ham burg , Dresden , Konlgsburg and other cities Disinarel.'s healtlv continues to be satis- fuctory , though he no longer walks out In the open air. Tlie > socialists nre preparing for their parly convention at rrankfort-oii-the-Malti tomor- roni , und a llerce struggle for supremacy Is e\rected between thu two hostile wings , led rehpecllvulv byIlebel nnd Llebknecht and h ) Volnuir and Gullenbcrger , the latter two being the leaders of the moderates. The Prussian government has consented to a national celebration on December 9 In honor of the il eo lumlmlth anniversary of the birth of Gistavlus Adolphus of Sue-den The Protestant clergy everywhere are In preparation for the e\cnt. The Catholic press u attacking the government for consenting tu this re.ebratlon. ins UISI.MSI : , \ Doctor * Do Not Know VTImt tu Do-Ills Niir lni ; ArriiiiKriuuntii rrliulllvr. LONDON , Oct. 20. When the contents of ( ha bulletin Issued In St. Petersburg at % o'clock lust night became generally known ted < > there was a certain feeling of relief lnKnowing _ _ that the czar still llv d. aa the ( Continued on Third Pace. ) JOHN HIE AGGRESSOR Chinese VTero Iiilly na Anxious to Quit as to Oommenco It. | TRUE STORY OF THE YALU RIVER BATTLE Previous Reports of the Sinking of Chinese Ships OonGrmed. NO \PANCSE J \ WAR SHIPS WERE LOST Felt the Lack of Torpedo Boats to Accom- | pany the Pleet , , DEGRADING VICEROY LI HUNG CHANG , I'atu of Chine-so 1'rUoner * Tukm lit I'll } oug Viini ; it Mi tcrj I.ltt of Jitpiine'ni ! l.oitie'S I 111 Ihu KiiCiiRctuctil Attitude uf tlio Corctins. YOKOHAMA , Sept. dO ( Special Conc- spomlenco of the Associated Press , per Steamer China and Australia to San rr.in- Cisco , Oct. 20. ) Long before the rejoicings over the capture of Ping-Yang ( Phyong- Yntig ) had begun to subside Japan was PV cited to fresh enthusiasm by the news of n naval victory of even , greater slgnllleanco In the northeastern Inlet of the Yalu river. The ICth of September Admiral Ito , com manding the squadron stationed at tlie mouth of the T.iltong or Daldo river , was notified that a lurge Chinese fleet had arrived ut tlie Yalu river In charge of transports convey ing reinforcements to the army on the frontier lie set sail the following morn- I Ing , with nil the men-of-war that could be Immediately summoned , viz. The Slatsna hlma ( flagship ) , llashidatc , ItsuKushlma , Ycshlno , Takachlha , Akltsushlma , Nuniwa , Chjoila Fuse , Akagt and Ulyel , Accom- pan ) Ing tlic c eleven v\as the Salko , a met- chant steamer taken Into the national servIce - Ice since the war began , of no strength and not Intended for heavy vvoik In action. She would not have Joined the expedition but for the desire of Admiral Viscount Kabajamn , the naval chief of the staff , uho , being on a visit of InspeUlon at the north , could not resist the temptation to wltne&u th ? ex pected engngement Hetwcen 12 and 1 o'clrck fourteen Chinese ships and sl\ torjpedo boats were dhoo'vcred a little soutli of a harbor called Talkosan , In Japanese pronounchtlon , on the east of Kul-Yoto Island. The ships wcro the Ting Yuen ( flagship ) Chen Yuen , Lai Yuen , Jlng Yuen , Chlng Yuen , Chili Yuen , Pig Yuen , Chao Yuen , Yang Wei , Kwang Kak , Wei Yuen , Kwang Ping and two others , whose names are still unknown. Of these the Mist two carried Krupp guns of thirty centimeter and fifteen centimeter The next four carried twentj-onc centimeter and fifteen centimeter Krupps , and the next two had twenty-five ton Armstrongs Contrary to expectations they advanced unhesitatingly and commence 1 lirlng when -1,000 meters distant from the Japanese , who reserved their Ilrst discharge until another 1 000 meters had been covered The serious fighting b'gan between the vessels at the Chinese right and the Japan ese left , the flagships of the other side leadIng - Ing the onslaught. CHINESE SOON WKAKENHD. Ily 1 o'clock the contest was geneial Iloth lines maintained th-ir positions steadily for an hour when the Chinese showed signs of wavering Three of their ships either by accident or design , had for borne- time been made special objects of attack , und , although thej contended vigorously to the last , they were sunk one after another , the crews | climbing Into the rigging and signaling. wildly for help to their companions and ! ! assailants. Tluse were the' Lai Yuen , Chi Yuen and Chao Yuen. As s-oon as thej were ' disposed of the foremost Japanese ships directed thtlr assault against the Immense German built vessels at the head of lh ? Chinese column for a long time without effect on the heavy steel plates which pro- I ( ected them. At last however , a lucky shell struck the Ting Yuen a little above the ) water and seemed to the Japanese observers to pierce the armor through and through Their belief that this feat had been accom plished was increased when a thick body of sn o'c was teen rls.ng from the flagship , an 1 , although no diminution of activity on board was perceptible , they were convinced that ' she had been set on ( Ire- and remained burn ing up to the lipur of her hasty departure Whatever her condition was she succeeded In indicting heavy punishment upon her chief adversary. The Matsu&hlma was struck by two twelve-inch shells , the first of which upset and battered out of shape one of her suns , vuhllu the second exploded an atnmunl- lion box. dealing dreadful havoc among the crew and setting a fire , which was subdued only with great difficulty. In consequence ' I of thes : mishaps the Malsushlma withdrew from the scene and moved toward Tallong , Admiral Ito transferring his flag to the llashidatc PLUCKY ITTLE SAIKO Meanwhile three other Japanese vessels had undergone extremely rough ( reamont. ( The Salko , which Viscount Kabayama persisted In keeping In the thlckeet of the light not- . wlthslandlng her obvious unsullnbillly for ' such duly , lost control of her rudder and found herself In much closer proximity than was desirous to the Ting-Yuen and Chen- Yuen As she could not avoid them she made- directly for them It Is supposed In the belief that rtu- was about to ram them. The Japanere are of the opinion that It was under ' this Illusion that the two huge' sMps separ ated , allowing the Salko a passage about forty fathoms wide , through which the ship escaped. Torpedoes were dlscharge-d at her as she wrnt by without avail. The Hlyel having been unable by reason of her slowness to kfep pace \vlth the rest of the fleet , be came a conspicuous object to the Chinese .and was go deluged with missies that she ' was set on nre before the ufternoon was half over. Her small crew was greatly reduced , and as the surgeon was among the wounded . the sufferers could not be properly cared for | When she had lost tv\enly killed and three wounded ehe fell out ot Una and returned : | toward the Taltong Dut meeting u transport on the was he obtained assistance in quenchIng - Ing the flames and handed over the wounded and returned with all the speed she could , make , not waiting for a doctor lo take up , , her work uhere bht- had left off. In this hope hlie was disappointed for the enemy , | had now i ) and the battle was over. It Is reported ihut when she steamed awa > In I , , flames she was thriceIn great danger from | torpedoes , but skillfully etraped by emplolng a device described In a recent magazine ac count of an imaginary IIxlit In boulh Amer ica To most readers of that sketch the ex- pe-dienc ) uf stopping u projectile b > turning i upon It a converging tire of shot und shell | seemed purely fictitious , j-et this Is pre cisely what the Illjel U said to have done In at least one Instance. The Akugl. a email gunboat was badly overmatched fironi the our > gel , accident having brought her under the ( Ire of no less than ? U ol Iho enjmy'i boats. Her commander was struck down and Killed while she was thus hotly engaged , vet she would stilt have kept up n determined rcslstencc but for the loss of n mast , which rendered her unmanageable. She alto found It neccs- sary to return to the Talfopg. rLAasHiP rLEq rinsT. About the time when Admiral Ito left the Mat ushlma Ihe disorder In the Chinese licet Mpi plainly Indicated that the contest could not behi prolonged on either side Three ships had been sunk and a fourth , ( he Yang-Wei.- had been half destroj-ul and abandoned lie- sides , the Ting-Yuen wason flre and the entire force was thoroughly demoralized A little later after 5 o'clock , Ihc flagship took Iho ; lead In retreat toward the homo sta tions ' Four fast steaming Japanese cruisers were detailed to follow , and If possible , to ate off their escape. Hut the torpedoes had to be reckoned with nnd the possibility of being struck by one of them in the night made It Imperative that the Japanese should exercise caution. Morning found them at the moulh of the Gulf of Pe-Chl-LI with no ship of Ihe enemj In sight. They steamed back to Kal-Yoto Island , keeping a keen out look on the vvuj , but the Chinese- had evi dently reached a safe place of refuge. Thu greater part of the Japanese squadron had reconvened near Takalsan harbor , on the chance of getting ai.other fight , bringing this tlmo torpeodo boats to co-operate. The need of them was 1,0 greatly felt on the previous da > that It Is safe to say ( hat no large number of Jnpanes ships will ever ngaln sail without these- essential adjuncts. One of them was now put ( o a practical , if somewhat Inglori ous , use In breaking up the Yang-Wei , de serted and unlit for further service. Examinations show that none of the Jap anese vessels received damages that cannot be repaired with slight cost oC labor AH but > the four referred to were BO free from Injury ( hat they could liave gone Into action the following day The loss of life wab the largest on the Matsushltna. Her complement was 333 1'oui olllccrs and thirty-nine men were killed and seventy oHlcers and men wounded. The total loss were ten odlcers nnd sixty-nine killed and ICO ofllcers and men wounded COMMEMORATING VICTORY. The c\-Dalmo of Mlto , one of the great Tokugawa family of the. Shogunato , com memorated the victory of Phyong Yang by a gift of 10.000 jen to the war fund His younger brother gave at the same time 3,00(1 ( > cn Large contributions to ( he same ob- ject continue to be received from various bources , the theater managers being espe dally conspicuous for their liberality , but the natho Journals complain that the prom inent merchants and b.inl.er , and especially the contractors who are now receiving enor mous sums from the public treasury , offer no tlmllar donations Prlnco Koiijatbu Just returned fiom Amer ica , will at once take active hervlce as a lieu * tenant In the navy. 3'rlnce Kanonl. another member of ( ho Imperialfamily. . Is attached to the Maft of General Yamagata In Corea. Ily command of the lempil-ss the'pecunlnry circumstances of the families of soldiers and bailers who have died In ( he war are to be ascertained for her majesty's immediate con sideration Subscriptions to the war loan aggregated 1 on September 25 , 77 000 000 yen 10,000 being applied for at a rate above par. Tlie call was for only 30OOO.IKK > . Warnings of punishment In store for Ll- Hung-Chnng , In consequence of the repeated defeats suffered by the Chinese army and navj , haveseveial times been sent forth from Peking but the foreign public lias been slow to credit the possibility of to Ill-ad vised a proceeding That tlie rules or a sjs- tpin which condemns every official to disgrace In tlio event ofallure in his enterprises I should be applied to the chief subject of the enteiprise , or that the Imperial authority could be sn Injudiciously exercised as to fasten Ignominy upon a statesman und sol dier to whom the relgnlnp hou o owed all the power It possesses , seemed too great a depirture from propriety for the court to sanction But the wrath of Ihe emperor has been kindled and Ills displeasure manifests Itself in a degree , proclaimed on Ihe 17th of September und published In Shanghai the next d.i > the full text ol which Is as fol lows : LI H UNO'S DISGRACE. The Wojen liliving broken fulth with Corea and foiilblj occupied that country the- throne sympathized with Its tributary kingdom In lici illtHitf * and s-o inlt-ed an in my to attack the common enemy Upon 1.1 Hung Chungtlio Imperial hl h com missioner of Pd Yang , having- chief control of the foiets there , n-sted the entire burden of being preimied for emergencies , but , In stead , hehui been im.ible tu net with speed Hiid piomptnehs In his inllltiUi ptepnrutloiiH , so thnt nun h time has elapsed without much Impoitunt n-ults He ) us Indeed failed in the- trust rtno ed In him by us We there-Cote cimin.md that hln decoration of the thre-e-eycd pe-coek feuthvi bepluckel M off bin hat anil that he lie stripped of Die | yellow riding Jarket as a fdlght punishment. It Is necessaiy then tliul the raid Imperial lilgh commissions exert himnelf to the ut most and decide upon what should be done ; that he iMiect and hit t n th * Chinese nrmles from Ihe v uric UK provinces tu the ftonl , In order thnt ull ma > put forth their best strength tn chusc ami root out the enemy In this wa > 1,1 Ilium Chang may hope ( o jc- tli'cin former errors " Reports of the emp > yui'n anger on receiv ing the news from Tallosan had previously been circulated , but In-split } of all rumors It was not seriously believed that .so grave step would ho taken UK the degradation of tlie great viceroy Undoubtedly the decree was instigated by 1.1'ft fnemlcs. who have been long eager fjr anjfuppmlunlty to satisfy the old Kludges Haw tlje venerable slates- man will receive thf affront Is a question of deep Interest Hitherto 'Lie has shown the ! utmost devotion tu his imperial master , and his sense of duly ma ) compel him to submit uncomplainingly now Posfibly however , he I ulll niiiKi- himself secure against further in dignities b > ending hU existence In ac cordance with thti practice favored b > many Chinese dignitaries who Incur the sovereign's Ire In nny case , It In hardl ) probable that he will be Inspired to < ui ) heroic efforts for retrieving the errors for which others are much more accountable1. The announcement of Ida humiliation has produced n proper Impression In China , and even In Japan a of disgust Ib awake rud by this ex 111- ' ' .billon of malicious hpjle on ( he part of an ungrateful ruler BRROII OP CHINESE REPORTS. Ilrlef Chinese ac < oint uf Ihu bea light have been published They accord In most pirllLiilars with thu JJMUBS | repoits ( ml claim that three- Japanese ships were de- strojt-d This mistake 'probably grows out ' of the fact that the Hyerujl and Satkao weru disabled and forced to retire. They also tr- roneousl ) Mate thai ( he Japanese had lor- pedoex It IB announced that great efforts will \ > a made by Chli.a to strengthen the fleet.of Pe C hi LI , und that veisels of all ' ( Continued on Seventh Page. ) ENGLAND WANTS IT Indication of Public Sentiment cm the Mnt- ter Restricting the Lords' ' Power. i . ' LIBERAL GAINS ON THIS P.ATFORM Oampnign at Birkcnhead on tlio Lords Reso lution Results in Tory Losves. , HOME RULE MUST STAND /SIDE FH ( IT Until This Question is Settled There Will Be No Irish Reform Legislation. ROBBERY'S ' ACT.CH IS YET IN DCU3T Ho HUB Not SlgnKlril that Hu Ulll Miikc the Announcement ut llr.nlfurd nf Mar on thuVrln 1'owcr of Itio I.Drill. "IiMlnlitnl 1S94 t > Pura rubllfhlrir Companv ) LONDON. Oct. 20. ( New York World Ca ble Special Telegram. ) The Intimation of the Irish leaders to Loid llosebery , of which I cabled you last week , has since been much strengthened by Ihe result of the election at Ulrkenhead , where the lory majority was greatly reduced. The first plank In ( he plat form of the liberal candidate was the resolu tion of the Leeds conference , demanding Ihe limiting of the veto power of the House of Lords , and the result must be recognized as another , and this , too , an English mandate to the prime minister. It li ; ; en < jriill > admit ted now ( hat he will pledge himself lit Brad ford lo Inlioduce an uncompromising measure at tlio opening of the next session If he does j not. I repeat my prediction that his government will be overthrown by Irish voles within the first week of the session , and also , that enough English radicals will , join them to acqi.it the Irish uf full re sponsibility < If Rose-ben lefuses , the Issue will be immediately put to the country , but under another leader. | EVERYTHING HINGES ON THIS Nothing now seems more certain than that this is to be the one great political Issue of the ne\t few lears , and that the battle will begin this w Inter. Pending Its settlement , is. Is equally certain that other causes must wait , and among them home rule There Is na shirking this fact , and Irish leaders have fully considered It. While the present tor > majority exists in the IIoiie of Lards and It maintains Its co-ordlnite power ulth the House of Commons , no home rnli > bill can pass , unless , Indeed , a mnjorlt ) or nearly a majority of English voters In the Commons demand It Until then the House of Lords will maintain that It is supported l > } Eng lish opinion , and will refuee lo consider the mandate of the kingdom at large This revo lutlon U-noUllkely to come lor a quarter , of a. century , and the alternative ot practically abolishing thu veto power of the upper cham , ber remains to the liberal party as the only means of carrying Its reform measures Into I laws , whether home rule or any other great featureof Gladstone's program No hope now felt that Gladstone will return to the leadership His Infirmities are greater now Ihan when he laid dov\n his ofllce.Vhccer may be the leader , Ihe fight will strain every resouice or the part > , and must be a long and doubtful one. If It is \\oj\ \ , home rule to Ireland will follow , ami It Ib with this prospect thai Irish leaders art precipitat ing Ihe conflict. GAUNT SPECTER OVER ALL. There Is alwajs the contingency of war to change all calculations. With the accef-lon or a new c/ar nnd Ihe death of the nmeer the slumbering quarrel over India's noilhern frontier might awake Into that warIn a week All depends upon the character of the feeble-looking > oung man who will buc- c Cd the peace-loving Alexander. U Is astonishing how little Is known ot him by he public The papers of London , I'.irls | Ileilln nnd Vienna huve been printing pages iibout. lilm the pabl week , but they are filled with peculations merely. Hardly ever Is there given a < lellnlte fail bj which may be eatheied any real idea of his disposition his ( raining , his personal Independence or views on any serious question The sturdj old nihilist , Slepnlak , declares In an Interview this morning that he hus no trustworth ) In formation about the voung man's character , much less his purposes. Die gossip about h m at tlie London clubs when he wus here n few months ago , was most unfavorable to him. Those who met him at public or juiely social functions sa > that he becmcd chatactcrless. in these Gossip semi-In formed circles has attilbuted to him vices which arouce English Indignation ut his mar- riagu to the lialf-RngllMi princess , Allx As to there reports I have recently met a New Yirkei , who has just returned from u year I In St I.etersburg and who had the oppor- luiiiu .thilc there to meel him in constant IntorcLiiise He tajs that the people who 1 : ou him best speak In the warmest terms of 111 ? man ! ) character anil qualities and distinctly land tinctly cicny thu report I have alluded to and which II o [ pears Is also cm rent in tlie clubs . In lleiltn. His marriage Ib looked on In as u strong guaranty of the preser vation cl peace. RANDY CHURCHILL'S HAD HEALTH. Letters from Jupin tell of the arrival there of Lord and Lady Randolph Churchill , but thai Lord Randolph's health continues so precarious he was obliged to decline all social .unctions It Is accepted as certain In Lon- don that ho will never return la public life and a political career that promised to brll- llanlly only n , few years ago Is nl an end. The young Viscount Drumlanrig who was found dead In a friend's , shooting court this week , had promise of nri ever more brllllint career. He had been Lord Ilctebery'n polttt- cat secretary and had shown himself a capa- bio worker and an effective speaker and had social qualities of Iho highest order. Glad- Btone , al Rosebcry'a lequest gave him nn English peerage last > ear as liar on Kelhead , although lie would suc.eed his father , the marquis of Queensberry , In Ihu peorngo of Scotland He gave his nr t vole In the Lords for the homo rule bill His appolnt- ment was fiercely re-tented on Lord Rosebery by the. eccentric marquis wno actually fol lowed Ihe then foreign secretary lo Hamburg and was only lire-vented by the police from assaulting him The marquis was formerly one of the representative Scotch peers , entitled - titled to a seat In the gilded chamber but when he announced himself an athc'lsl he was de.eated for re-election MEMHKIIS OK TUB KAMJLY. While It feeems certain that the viscount shot hlmtelf accidentally. It U recalled that an mule Lord Douglas committed suicide less than a > ear ago. that his grandfather was also funnel dead from a presumably simi lar accident , and that another uncle ( til over THE BEE BULLETIN. Wv.it her Foreoasl ( or Ni bi anltn Fair Cooler In We-ttt rn 1'orlloK Lociil I'use. t. lIiiMln > Kuler All but llr.nl Latest N > if from thn I tilhr e Uur. l.iiRllnli Iain-nil * Stniullnp I'lrin. Dr'licriitn IIH ties of the Mnjiir * L'rouil. 2. IViiillur Politic * of South Iliikotu. MrKlnlr } ' * Tour In tlio * > < > iitli , > nv Ann ) lulc inn ) Jte'iculutloiiR. : i , Mnlo I'nltcrslt ' ; Dcfnit * Intrii I ullcjje. .Mix llm tin K.MJ limn ullh Illroeluin. I. Wh.it the Mi ell World U Dolntr. n. > nrrc > llc'ril'r ( > | iln Did Not Ilull Mini , l.ondnn anil I > < ! Mngo linMlp , II , Council HIufTl l.ouil Mutter * , lluukor Vetiur lleforn I lie Court. ' , . Iloth Mile * of tlio r n.il ( liieMliin. H. IVhurs from tlienleItooin. . III. Mory or tlie Irlinln Iliilln. Ciitiriifintriii unit I nit Itulr. I'4. I.illlorlnt und < ouiiuc'iit. lit. M oolen I ikclnrlrn of I'ugllliid. IteliKiou Joint IHIiitniriingel ( , 1,1. Condition of OniitlmV JnMiliiK 'I null. Loininrri lul anil I timii < lit ! > ei\ . I'oaluren of tlio I.Un Huiok Vlurkrto. It ) . Iloir ii < liliu'M' stiito Illnner l crtrili 1'ubllo llrallh : nnl Pure VViitfr. IB. Incident of Africnii A < li < Mitnrr. > ou Spccttlc for Dlphtlicrlii. Ul. Weekly < irNl of Sporting ( iontlp. 2o. * \ \ < > nniii : Ilur AViiM mill Her World. an Alpine preriplce The eccentrics of his aunt. Lady 1'lorence Ulxle , and of another uncle , Hov I ord Archlbild Kouglas. are con stantly before the public The newsiupers received In the same evening the news of his tragic death , and n formal notice posted just before of his engagement to the daughter of ( ho general equal ry to the prince of Wales This morning the newspapers an- nouncc that his young stepmother , whom the narquls married less than a jear ago , and who was until ( hen unknown to English aris tocracy , has brought , suit lo annul her mar riage. I am told that the mnrquls left her .it the church door. Lord Sholto Douglis , the second son , who now succeeds to the vlscounty , has been milking a big fortune for himself in the now Australian gold fields where he went as n prospector only a couple of jears ago I KNU OK A UOYAL ItOMANCK. | 1'rcss dispatches have perhaps not recorded the marriage In Iluclmrest this week of that Mile. Helen Vucarescu , whoso woes , excited two worlds four years ago JJho was. It will bo remembered , maid of honor to Queen Carmen Sllva , and that rojal lady ( rled to arrange n marriage between the joung I'llnco rcTdlnand and the lowly born damsel The good people of Koutnnnla objected , however , with such pin pose that Mile Helen was obliged to lice1 Iho country 1'rlnec Ferdinand forgot her and she has revenged herself now by rnarrjing n very rich man of Bucharest The London financial pipers today give much attention to the unpiecedcnted flow of gold from New York hltherward at this sea son , and counsel readers to beware of Amer ican Investments. The Statist , In fact , goes so far as to point to the "danger of a very bevcro crlsU or a lulnous fall In prices Con gress may avert thp danger , or the people mit "vvalien and compel Iho necessary incaa- ures , or the banks may come to the rescue | In time , but ( he danger Is there. " HALLAItl ) SMITH. . -.IVIKI : : IIAVU.I : . Llilnesii rtiilni to ll.it Dilveu Olt thnlliH | After rorci [ I I IghthiK. LONDON , Oct 20 A dlspateh received here from Shanghai toda > says that , nccurd- Ing to Chinese advices , a bevere battle has been fought on the lower portion of the Yulu river. The Japanese are siid to have crossed the river and to have attacked the Chinese , but , It Is rcporte , that after fierce fighting the Japanese v ere repulsed The Japanese arc said to have lost heavily The Chinese , but It Is reporled that after fierce but ( hey declare that ( hey still maintain Ihelr position. No confirmation of this dispatch Is ob tainable , but It Ib thought probable that lighting Ins actually occurred . A dispatch from Che-Poo to the Pull Mall I Gazette this afternoon sajs there are pros pects of further trouble on the Corsun penin sula. A large force of Tonghuks Is sn d to be threatening Seoul , the capital of Corea. . YOKOHAMA. Oct. 0 Seveial hundred I natives of Chollada , Corea , have risen against the Japanese at this plice A force of Jap anese has been dispatched to ( he scene of I the trouble. SHANGHAI. Oc ( . 20 KOIII vessels of the Chinese southern bquadron have arrived ut Wel-IIaMVel. The Chinese steamer Tung ihow. which has arrived here , reported that wo Chinese Ironclads and one Chinese cruiser , which have been under repairs at ort Arthur , have left that place uml reached . Wcl-Hal-Wel. It is added that the other Chinese war bhlps will require more cxten- sve repairs and consequently ( hell departure from Port Arthur may be delayed for borne . tlmo longer. ' Renewed rumors aie In circulation here re garding ( he battle said to linve been fought on the Yalu river between the land forces of China nnd Japan. No accurate details are obtainable In regard to this engagement. Hut according lo one rumor , tlie Jupaneso have been repulsed , with severe loss on both sdes As the Chinese do not claim a victory this rcporl may turn out lo be Incorrect. It Is believed , however , ( hat fighting has uctually occurred between the armies op posing each other on the Yalu river. I Irn ami I'loii-l In ( hlnn. SAN TRANCISCO , Oct. ; 0 The mall from the Orient by the steamers City of Peking and Australia brings news of u disastrous flre dur > ng September at Chung-Klang , near Hong Kong Over thirty people were burned to death , 2,000 houses were destroyed. In cluding two temples , nnd entailing a total loss of 10,000,000 taels. Disastrous floods are. reported In norlh- eastern China. A rich agricultural district 150 miles long und ten to Ihlrty m Ics wide wab submerged. Many women and children wcra drowned and an enormous projc-rly loss buffered. Ilin I ri'iv to land LONDON. Oct. 20 The llrltlsh steamer Durham Cltj , Captain Thompson , from Itoa- ton. October C , for London , passed the LI/- nrd at noon today , having on board the crew of the American schooner Alice T Hoardman The Alice T. Hoardman , waterlogged and abandoned , vvac picked up by the fishing : schooner Hattle M Graham , on October 6 seventy-five miles east by south by the Hlehland light and ua& towed Into Glouces ter , Mass. A letter was found on board stal ing that the crew , had been ( alien oft by the | ste-amer Durham City. unicem I UiiiUitril. HAMIJUHCi , Oct. 20. A tuisat on him been created here by the sudden and unexplained dismissal of twtnty-nve naval ofllcers who have rendered long service The government ma mains a mysterious silence In regard to their discharge , I CDTTLEFJSII TACTICS Tattooed Tom's Fnko Bureau Trying to Oloud tlio Ocean of Nebraska Politics , SHEDDING GREAT QUANTITIES OF INK Mill nt the Millard Euuniug Overtime While the "Governor" Sweats Blood. PEOPLE NOT MISLED BY FABUCVTIONS Romances by Anniii Too Thin to Fool Even the Most Unwary. 8 , & M. MANAGERS COLONIZIJG THE STATE 1'onnlmotion ( innpn from Montaiui .Arc CuiU * IIIK lu > vbriiiliii ! to Votfl lotrii dnivel Jiuliu Under U'liy Soiuo Afil- iliivltH Are I'riiinliBil. The stole campaign Is rapidly approaching a white heat. The Hiirllngton pass battal- loni , reinforced by themcrcenarj retainers of ( hi- business ' men's association , nre strain- Inn eveiy ncrvo ( o stem the tldil wnvo ( hat Is sweeping ( he > sale ( against their camTl- date , Tom Majors. The. Ornnha bureau of campaign fnhrlc.itIon keeps the- typewriter * and faUe-vvrltery busy night and daj grind ing out ( lie rnosl glaring falsehoods and bu bear stories of Impending caiumllj In ease Holcomb Is elected governor Column upon column of whitewash and blrtckwoith nre being - ing ( ompounded by ( ho re-doubtable 1)111 ) Au- nln. whoso name will soon be changed Into Annlnlas , and fed to gulllbles nnd credulous dupes through Iho Hurllngton Journal vvhlcli lioast that 125,000 copies have been senttoroa over Ntbr.iika within the past ( en days , free for all and regardless of expense. Them nro slathers of boodle nt the dis posal j , of the Majors calamity cnisaders In the language of the unspeakable Turk Allah be praised und Mohammed lien Hathawnj la his I'rofll. When the campaign opened eight weeks ago Majors and his managers and nil the railroid oigans and oiginettes agreed that Hosewater had passed himself out of politics and had become' n dead issue. It was mutu ally agreed and publlclv announced that ho should be Ignored , and The lice should bo severely let nlonc. It was to be an nggres- slve educational c.imp.ilgn. and the political Issues between the icpubllcans democrats nnd populists ck'iirly defined und discussed. This plan of campaign was abandoned In less than a week Kroin the first d.i > the party was throvui un Ifs back and driven to the wall liy the malodorous record ot Its stand- aril bearer , and everyboclj from general lo corporal became demor.illziMl by the whole sale defection Ihut was reported In every ijuniter. Then ull the batteries and all the butleiiiiR rams were turned upon Uosiiwater and The llee. WOKK 01' HHSSIAN INK SqUIHTEHfl. A careful perusal of the rallroiil republican and railroad democratic newspapers of Ne braska would impel a stronger to believe that IJdward Hofcwaler Is not only the can didate for governor and United Stute-s sena tor , but also a candidate for congress la each of the nix coiiKtetsloii.il dlstrlets , a well as for every oillce ( o be filled on ths Bill of NTi > ve.mlicr. The railroad and bankers' combine- exerting all Its efforts to an ubuslvo personal wnrfnro upon the editor of The lice , utterlv fulling to refer to the lone list of political misdemeanors with which their candidate' for governor Mamlx charged nnd of ulilch he- has been proven guilty The word was evident ! } passed along the line that , Inasmuch ns the charges against Majors cannot be explained or defended Iho atten tion of tlie voters must bo distracted l > y per sonal assaults upon the man who lias brought nnd substantiated the charges. As an instance of thu vilification of the railroad press the dally contributions to the Hurllngton State Journal are cited Their fakclst devoirs from one to two columns of eueli day to abuse of not enl > the edi tor of The llee. but of prominent and re spected cllUens of Omaha He directs Id's snafu of maudlin wit at every business man who refuses lo be led by the Holdrcge-Mc- Shane-Tobe Castor combination and lauila to the skies Jack-knife luwjcrs and ward heel ers who pose ah business men. The cntbro weight of the responsibility of preserving the credit of thu state seems to have been placed upon the broad shoulders of this e < mlncnt financier. He It Is ( hat pictures the woes .intl distress of the working-man who will be compelled to give up his home If Majors la not elided. He It Is that assures the state that the easl has arisen In alarm at the prospect of an honest administration of state government. He It is that predicts dire dis aster and financial stagnation If the people ot Nebraska urc given an opportunity to discover to just what extent the state treasury has been looted b > dishonest contrac'ors. EVIDENCE OF HIS VERACITY. This maudlin maltgner , In reporting the recent address delivered at Hoyd'u theater , sneers nt ( he prominent citizens who were onthe , Hinge and who were known to synv- pathl/e with the efforts of the honest men ot the btalo lo lurn do\vn Ihe boodle-rs and corporalion leeches He dlscreclly refralnp from mentioning the names of scores of others equally prominent who have lent themselve-b lo the purposes of Ihe railroad manipulators. He attempts a facetious de scription of what ho calls the "eeven-by-nlno Kinlle of peaceful happiness Irradiating tljp physiognomy" of Hon. George W Llnlnger , hul prudent ! ) refrains from any Illusion , ( o the presence In the- boxes of Frank Murphy , president of the Merchants National band , und Milton Ilarlow , cashier of the United States National bank. Ho asserts ( hat busi ness men were Importuned to "lend tb lr countcnam-D to Ihe occasion , " when Iho fact remains that no ono was given a ticket who did n'.it ask for one and say ho wanted to go Ho alleges that twenty-two cat on the platform and that twice twenty-two were given tickets to the platform , but foMfld pressing engagements elsewhere The ( act remains that the platform tickets , aside from those given to citizens personally In vited to > lt there , were only given out afler cVery other ticket In the house had been exhausted The rest of the two-column diatribe U dcvotKl to a richly attempt to bellltlo the address made by Mr. Rosewater Tilt Washington scribbler states that the acldrtt * was at times Incoherent. Perhaps It wai. Dill even If It was. It wet not half so In coherent an the very lame attempts made by Tattooed Tom H friends to explain way the dark spots on his record He sayi that i.Mr Jtotewatcr evaded entirely ( he question * put to him by the Lincoln Journal , but ho