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For RliLIAULIi war news read Tfie Bee will have the news flrst The Bee will have It RIGHT. THE BEE KSTAM.mHEI) .1UXE 19, 1871. OMAHA, THU1JKDAY MOUSING, FEHKUAKY 18, 1004 T WE LYE PAGES. SINGLE COPY THUEE CENTS. 1IM0R TO THE DEAD Impressira Berricaa Otpt tba Eetniini o Eenhtor Banna. WASHINGTON OFFICIALLY REPRESENTED Peop'i DUtinguirbad in Busnesi and Pro feuiosal Fields Fill Galleries, CEREMONIES SIMPLE AND IMPRESSIVE Epeo'acla in Harmony with the Pub'.io Et ma'e of tha Man. CHAPLA'N HALE DELIVERS . ADDRESS Prop lr Prominent In Political, Finan cial and Social Affairs In All rrli of the Country Send Flowers. ALBANIANS FIGHT REFORM f eklsh Troops Repulsed In Attack . on Stronghold of Insur- cent Forcea. TANTINOPLE, Feb. 17.-SIxtcen li j'V Albanians are In revolt In the dN. ' Tlakova against the reform plans of U f -s for Macedonia and obnoxious taxes 9&jF,ifilct which have taken place bctwee V '''jt 'banian and Ottoman troops the latte jfej worsted. Large reinforce ments ha dispatched to Dlnkova. The Albar. attacked the town of iJlukova Fev Mry 13 and plundered and burn-d a number of house. Turkish forces subsequently attacked the Insurgents' main position at Rnbajhosi, but were re pulsed with heavy loss. Feverish activity continues among; the Turkish authorities on the Bulgarian fron tier in accumulating stores and repairing roads for the expected massing of troops. Shemsl Pasha, with 1.500 Turkish troops and three guns, ls reported to be guarded by 2o,ono Albanians at Rabajohl. between Diakova and Ipek. The Turks are said to be without food and water and to have al ready lost loo mon. Strong reinforcements under Shakln Pasha are hurrying to the relief of Shemsl Pasha. WASHINGTON, Feb. IT In the presence ef the grief stricken family, of miny friends whose sorrow was scarcely iess pronounced, of the senate and house of representatives, of dlgnatarles from all the other branches of the government and of the representatives of most of the foreign powers, funeral services over the remains of tho late Senator Marcus A. Hanna, oc curred today In the senate chamber, the scene of his most recent activities and of his entire official life. The spectacle was Imposing and quite In harmony with the public estimate of the great man's services to his country and the world. The ceremony was dignified and simple. In consonance with his character. The senate chamber lent Itself naturally to the oc casion. It Is practically barren of decoration, and the dark furniture, heavy walls and subdued light were quite in keeping with the sorrowful proceedings wnicn were ine occasion or tne garnering. Seldom has a more distinguished body do honor, either to the living or the dead, sad rarely has there been witnessed here more Impressive proceedings. The floor f the chamber was filled with the re presentatives of the official life of the national capital, the galleries with people from all the higher walks of society In cluding the families of officials and many prsons of distinction in the professional and business world. President nnd Cabinet Attend. The hall Is not of great dimensions and Admission to the -allerles was so regulated . that there wb no crowding, but there were no vacant seats. ' The demand for tickets was such that If It eould have been met th space would have been filled many times over, I In the front rank of the eminent asaem h'age gathered Immediately about the bier of the departed statesman sat the presi dent. He was f.anked by the members of , his cabinet, all of whom had been closely affiliated with Senator Ilanna by ties of friendship and political association. NeArby were the chief justice and associate Justices of the supreme court of the United States, garbed In their black robes of office, which fitted well Into tha scene of sorrow. There were scarcely any absentees from sjaong lh mtnbv tr.-t-mutate. Saeh and all of them were visibly affected and It was Tint difficult to detect In their sorrowful countenances the sense of personal loss that flll felt in Mr. Ilar.na's death. i ne ansic or tneir ia:e colleague was heavily draped. The religious ceremony was fittingly placed In the hands of Dr. Edward Everett Hale, chapluln of the senate, giving It an official character, ' while preserving rts solemnity and Insuring Its simple dignity No order of any kind was malnlalnod In the arrival at the cipltol of participants in the service. Th president reached the oat portion of the senate wing at 11:45 a m., Accompanied by Mr. Loeb, his private secretary. They proceeded at once to the president's room, where they were Joined hy cabinet ministers. The president's . family cama shortly afterward, and were shown to seats in the executive sections of the senators' galley where they were joined by Mr. Loeb, after the president and cabinet had entered the senate cham ber. Memliers of the diplomatic corps came Individually and assembled In tho senate -reception room. It waa Just noon when the members of Senator Hanna Mly arrived. Mrs. Hanna came on tho arm of her son, Daniel R. If anna, and Mrs. Daniel Hanna on the arm of II. M. Ilanna. They were followod by Mr. and Mrs. tMe Cormlck and Mr, and Mrs. Parsons, Miss Fhclp and personal friends of the family. AX DOMIAGO HKREIJ ABE LOSERS, Are Make Attack on Santiago, h Hepulsed with Less. NEW YORK. Feb. 17. A savage attack on the city of Santiago has resulted !n the complete rout of the rebels by the govern ment forces, says a Herald dispatch from Fuerto Plata, San Domingo. Many were killed and wounded on both sides. For some time on attack has been eg pected. On Tuesday the revolutionists en tered the city unmolested until they had reached the government house. Then the government forces opened fire. The rebels answered and the battle raged for several hours. Polln Espalllat, one of the rebel leaders, fell with a bullet wound that broke his leg. Panchlto Peres and many other revolu tlonista were killed and, seeing that their attack waa futile, the rebels fled, closely pursued by the government soldiers. Es, palllat was left on the field of battle and made a ptisoni r hy the government troops, The government losses are not stated. but two officers are known to have icen killed and asvaral men wounded. CLEVELAND SEES SOME 110PE Outlines Methods by Which Ha Thinkf the Democracy Can Win, GOING BACK TO THE OLD TIME FAITH Incidentally m Candidate Mast Be Named Who 'Personifies tho Issues of the Pint form, PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 17. In an article w-rltten for this week's Saturday Evening Post, former President Cleveland urgs his "rank and file" associates of the demo cratic party to unite and take advantage of the opportunities of next November. "I am one of those," he writes, "who be lieve that there is an opportunity for demo cratic success In the coming presidential election. "Though attachment to the party In which I am enlisted and an Intense desire for Its ascendancy mako such a belief ex ceedingly welcome, they certainly do. not create It. It Is built upon an unshaken and abiding trust In the patriotism and intelli gence of my fellow countrymen." Mr. Cleveland's paper opens with a re Iteration of the declaration that he made three years ago, "Our fighting forces will respond listlessly and falteringly If sum moned to a third defeat in a strange cause, but if they hear the rallying of true democ racy they will gather for battle with old- time democratic enthusiasm and courage. Reasons for Ills Faith. Referring to his faith In his democratic associates, lie continues: . This trust will not permit me to over look the metintng of the daily Increasing unrest among our people, growing out of tho startling and flippant abandonment by the party !n power of our national tradi tions and maxims. Its disregard of our na tlonal moral restrnlnts, its inconsiderate tendency to set aside national good faith Iti willingness to break away from safe ana accustomed moorings, and its con- tempuous neglect of our national mission. Surely, these conditions, together with the broken pledges and forgotten promises of reform that vex the sight on event sid. not only abundantly explain the popular distrust nnd fear prevailing everywnere In the land, but suggest that In such stress of pollctlcHl weather, those of our fellow citizens who thoughtfully and constantly love our free institutions will not be un- YELLOW FEVER EXPERTS DITCHED, j mindful of such safety and quiet, as may 7 oiiereu liieiil uy & liauiutio unu luii Were on the Road to Monterey, tint Escaped Injury, MONTEREY, Mexico, Feb. 17. -The party of health commissioners, consisting of prominent physicians from Texas, Louisi ana, Mississippi and 'Alabama, which has been visiting the various seaport cities in the Republic of Mexico for the purpose of Investigating the sanitary conditions, with the view of devising means whereby a fu ture visitation of yellow fever may be pre vented, has arrived in Monterey. The train on which the party la traveling was ditched near Victoria by encountering defective rail and It Is reported that sev eral cars were badly damaged. None of the party of commissioners, however, sus tained any injury beyond a slight shaking up. The party waa met upon Its arrival here by Governor Bernard Reyes and prominent members of the Board of Health, and they will be lavishly entertained during their stay. HAS RATHER A CHILLY RECEPTION. "Madame Rntter.y" Too Reminiscent to Satisfy Milan Critics. MILAN. Feb. 17. "Madame Butterfly," an opera by Qlacomo Puccini, was produced for the first time here at the Sea la theater tonight. It was received rather coldly, the public thinking the music was too remi niscent of other works by tho composer. The critics, however, say the score contains etrtaln passages of high excellence. Some critics came from foreign countries to wit ness the production. There were several encores and Signor Puccini waa called be fore the curtain twice. The theater was crowneu. rugnor .Miiscagni was among those present. Res Taken to Senate, Without pomp or ceremony the remains Of Senator Ilanna today were conveyed from the Arlington hotel to the senate chamber, where the official exercises were conducted. The pall bearers were com' posed of a detachment of capltol police under the command of a lieutenant and the cortege Was preceded by a platoon of mounted city police. Throughout the forenoon a number of CRISIS IX BRITISH COTTON TRADE, Home Secretary Sees No Hone of Remedy Thrnua-h Legislation. IjONPON. Feb. 17. The crisis In the cot ton trade was Ihe subject of a question In the House of Commons today. In reply to which Home Secretary Ackers Douglas, In behalf of the government, said that al though It was recognised that the situation undoubtedly was the cause of anxiety, it could hardly be amended by legislation respecting gambling in futures. The gov ernment, he added, could not Introduce such legislation. The best remedy would be to Increase the sources of supply In various parts of the empire. MAY CONSOLIDATE CHURCHES Committees of Presbyterian and tim- berlaad Presbyterian Bodies Meet at St. Loot. ST. LOUIS. Feb. 17. Members of the committees on organic union of the Presbyterian and Cumberland Preshyte- rlHn churches have met to discuss a basis of union of the two churches. Each com mittee held a separate meeting. In the event that the two committees report a satisfactory basis of agreement for the union, favorable reports will be submitted to the general assemblies of the two denominations. The movement to effect the union was started about a year ago, and a prelimi nary meeting was held here last October. The members of the Presbyterian com mittee are: Rev. Dr. W. H. Roberts, chair man, Philadelphia; El ler Reuben Tyler, secretary. Cincinnati; ' Dr. Charles A. Dickey, Philadelphia; Dr. Robert F. Coyle, Denver, moderator of the general assembly; Dr. Reuben 8. Hartley, La Porte, Ind.; Dr. D. P. Putnam, Princeton, lnd.; Dr. W. N. Page, Leavenworth, Kan. The members of the Cumberland Freshy terlaa committee are: F.ev. W. H. Black, chairman, Marshall, Mo.; Dr. J. M. Hum bert, secretary, Marshall, Mo.; Rev. Dr. B. P. Fullerton, St Louis; Dr. W. J. Darby, EvanBvllle, Ind.; Dr. Ira Landrlth, Chicago; Dr. S. M. Templeton, Clarksvllle, Tex.; Dr. Q. B. Mitchell, Huntsvllle. AJa.; Dr. A. E. Turner, Wayneburg. Pa.; Dr. D. E. Bushnell, Alton,-111.; M IS. Temple ton, Waxahachlo, Tex.! Both committees in 1 separate sessions adopted reports formulated by their sub committees. The subcommittee of each body went Into Joint executive session late in the day. Tomorrow morning the results reached during this Session will be pre sented to the committees. In the expecta tion that a basis of union will be reached plans are proceeding for a fraternal ban quet tomorrow evening. servatlve democracy, Mr. Cleveland says conditions Justify the assertion of democracy's opportunity. He says It should be remembered, however, that opportunity may be only distantly re lated to actual accomplishment and that It does not of itself, unaided and alone. warrant the expectation of reaching suc cessful results. Time to Be Honest. This Is no time for cunning flnease nor for the use of words that conceal inten tions or carry a double meaning. The democratic party has a measHge to Bond o us followers and to tne masses or tne American people. Let that meseage be ex pressed in language easily umiersiooo. un- confiiaed by evasion and untouched by the alnt of uutglery. Obsolete lnsues and questions no longer challenging popular in terest hhould be manfully abandoned. Mr. Cleveland urges tariff reform, pleads for economy . in the expenditure of public money and charges the opposition with having made promises and broken them. He arraigns the administration's, Philip pine policy, and rrtun, -lo the IstbuUun canal in these words: The democratic party has been consistent and unremitting In Its advocacy of an in teroeeanic rami I nnd has wit i tho liveliest satisfaction looked forwarvj to the day when such a lilKhway of commerce, built under the auspices bf our government, would be contributed by America to the world's progress and civilization. It is, nevertheless not within the mandates of the democratic creed that, even in consummat ing so noble an enterprise as this, the ter ritorial rights of any other nation should be disregarded, or that our own national good faith should be subjected to reason able suspicion. Mr. Cleveland concludes as folfows: At such a time as this the democratic rarty cannot with honor undertake the atlle of the people except under a leader that not only represents Its best traditions and purposes, but fully realizes what Is meint by the tremendous Issues of tho conflict, snd his selection should not de pend upon so small a consideration as the locality whence he comes. The democratic opportunity la already In fight, but only In a campaign waged In reliance on the people's love of country and devotion to national morality, under leadership that personifies the sentiments would be found democracy's hope. SITUATION GROWING EASIER Baltimore Soon to Withdraw Troops and Issae Permits for Building on Modern Lines. BALTIMORE, Feb. 17,-As indicating that the situation In Baltimore is easing up. the civil and military authorities expressed the opinion today that it "would be safe to withdraw all the troops from the burned district at the end of another week. An other significant Indication Is the announce ment that the Issuance of permits to re. build on streets that are not to be widened will begin wlhln two or three days. A committee composed of nine members of tho National Board of Underwriters Is here to prepare an extensive report on con dltlons of the fireproof buildings after the fire and to make recommendations to those who propose to rebuild. It Is agreed by these experts that the rooet advanced Ideas of fireproof construction have undergone their first real test in the Baltimore fire, and the purpose of the proaent Investlga, tlon in to make the ir.owt of the lesaon. All the Insurance expert here say that the data to be gleaned from tne recent conflagration here will' compensate In measure for the loss sustained, and they sre making extensive preparations to study the effect the fire had pn wfyit va sup posed to be absoti tej; -qu-.of construc tion lind to draw kluab deoucilon.'" President Oscar C. Murray of the Balti more A Ohio railroad today denied the re port published In other cities that the gen eral offices of the road would be removed. In whole or in part, to another city. Presi dent Murray said: The terminals of the company were unin jured by the fire. Our loss wux on the cen tral building and on some smaller ware house property, the whole not exceeding iSsHO.ono, which is covered by Insurance. WITNESS HEARS THE SHOTS Was In Vicinity of the Berry Home When lentr Crowd Opened Fire. TORPEDO BOATS BUSY AGAIN Make Attack on Russian Ships in Outer Harbor of Port Arthur. SEVERE STORM INTERFERES WITH MOVE Damage Done Not Known to a Cer tainty, hnt Japanese Think Two of the Russian Ships Were Disabled. (Copyrighted by New Tork Herald Co., 1904 ) WASHINGTON, Feb. 17.-tNew York Herald-Omaha Bee Special Telegram.) Tid ings, of another successful Japanese tor pedo attack on the Russian fleet at Port Arthur came to the Japanese legation today. In a cablegram from the Foreign office at Toklo. It occurred on February 14 and there is much rejoicing in conse quence on the part of the minister, Mr. Takahlra, and his staff. The dispatch brings the Japanese estimate of tho Rus sian loss up to ten warships. It Is not known here how strong the Russian squad ron was. Naval officers, who follow the situation. declare that If the Japanese loss Is no less than dispatches from Toklo say, the Japan ese need no longer fear to convoy troops to Port Arthur. (Copyright. 1904, by James Gordon Bennett.) NEW YORK, Feb. 17. (Special Telegram.) M.Uchlda, Japanese consul general, yes terday received from Kogoro Takahlra, Jap anese ambassador In Washington, a copy of a cablegram from Toklo, dated February 16. Although sent a day Inter than the dispatch received today, this message describes the results of the Japanese bombardment of February 13 and mentions the Russian cruiser Askold among others as slightly damaged. This dispatch Is deemed of significance as It indicates clearly that ttie first reports of the damage sustained by the Russian battleships Retvlzan and Czarovltch In the Initial attack were over estimated greatly. The dispatch says: "The Russian battle ship Retvlzan is aground In the outer har bor of Port Arthur. The Czarovltch was towed Into the Inner harbor today. The cruiser Pallada Is resting on the bottom In the center of the harbor, all damaged by our fleet. The Novlk was damaged ser iously and the Askold, Diana and Poltava were damaged slightly during the Japanese bombardment at noon of February 12. Storm a Handicap. . TOKIO. Feb. 17. A heavy storm spared the Russians from a desperate torpedo attack at I'ort Arthur on the morning of Sunday, the 14th Instant. During the preceding night the vessels of the Japanese flotilla of torpedo craft were parted by the force of the blinding snow so that only two of the larger destroyers succeeded in forcing their way through the fierce gale to Port Arthur. When they arrived there they attacked separately and the officers of one of them are confident thatf they succeeded In torpedoing a Russian war ship. The destroyer Asarglrl, in charge of Lieutenant Commander Ishlkawa. ar rived off Port Arthur about 3 o'clock In the morning and was met with a sharp fire from the fortress and Russian ships acting as kcouts. The Aa-glrl discharged several torpedoes at a big warship, but tha result Is unknown. A cannonade was npene-t po"X 4ha M-oiUjng veaaelr -aid maintained until they withdrew. . The destroyer Heyatori, Lieutenantt Com mander TiJtenouchl, arrived two hours after the Asarglrl md ran up close to the mouth of the harbor, where she found two warships, names unknown. She fired a torpedo at one and the torpedo exploded. Admiral Togo, In reporting the attack, says that although the results are un known, he feels sure the moral effect upon the enemy a ill be excellent. Commander Nngai commanded tha entire torpedo rcat flotilla. The number cf craft In the NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST Fair Thursday, Except Snow In South enet Portion I Colder la Southwest Portion Friday Mabt. Temperature at Omaha Yesterday! Hour. new. Hour. Ilea. ft a. m 14 1 p. m fl a. m 14 2 p. m i:i T n. m 14 11 p. ni...... 1.1 n. m 14 4 p. m...... l.t ft a. m 13 rip. m...... 1!l 10 a. m 13 p. m ' 11 a. m 14 7 p. m 1H 13 m......... 14 S p. m 1 M p. m l.t RISSIAN MOVEMENTS WELL MASKED Believes Enemy Will Be Crushed at the Proper Time. ST. FETEHSIU RG. Feb. 17. The rigid censorship Imposed here upon all news from the far east completely masks the movements of Russian troops and the plans of those in command, but what Is being done is evidently satisfactory to the au thorities here, as they manifest the utmost confidence that when the proper time ar rives the enemy will be crushed. They say that the preliminary successes of the Japanese will be speedily forgotten. Russia was taken unawares at the outset and some little time will be required to complete the mobilization of Russian troops. There will be no disposition to meet the evident wish of the Japanese to rush matters to a conclusion. At Port Arthur today the thermometer registered 2 below zero Fahrenheit. The centralization of Russian troops will pro ceed as rapidly as possible, but Viceroy Alexleff will not take the aggressive until he feels certain of his ability to administer a decisive defeat. Therefore, in spite of the extensive landing operations of the Japanese in Corea, an Important land fight Is not considered hero to be imminent. It is reported In St. Petersburg that Viceroy Alexleff'a headquarters may be changed to Mukden, which will be nearer the center of military activity. Troops are being moved to the far east constantly and some distinguished officers have left recently. These include General Zhlimsky, who is to succeed Major General Pflug as chief of staff to Viceroy Alexleff; General Liapanoff, governor of Sakhalin island In the north Pacific, and General Tserplysky. General von Sosenkampa has been appointed to command the transbalknl cavalry, which was reported as going out under Prince Louis Napoleon. The various Red Cross societies throughout Russia ure showing remarkable activity and judging from the preparations being made for tho sick and wounded the war is destined to b a long and bloody one. Voluntary contributions to replace the ships already destroyed by the enemy are already assuming large proiortiona, one man having given the sum of $-"0,0U0. The' report of a massacre of Jews near Kleff is denied by the minister of the In terior and the Associated Press is author ized to say that the affair was confined to JAPS HO VISC TROOPS Large Number Leinf Japai for Dastlca tion Hot Given Oat. TRANSPORTS LOADING AT VARIOUS PORTS Soldiers Sing Merrily ai They Through Etraiti to Embark. Tan EQUIPPED WITH BOATS FOR LANDING Russian Reports Are There Are Now lizty ?hot?aad Japa in Corea, DIFFICULTIES IN WAY OF DEBARKIN Month of the Vain River Nearest are to Port Arthur Whlrh Offers Any Prospect of Success. LOCATE AHWIXOED LIMBER SHIP. Man but Left on Board Rescued, Other Are MUalna:. VICTORIA. B. C, Feb. 17.-The three- master Emma T'tter, with SfiO.OOa feet of lumber, from Gray's Harbor to Ban Fran cisco, which cleared Aberdeen February T. was sighted todav on the rocks at Bar- friends called ot the hotel and were per- clay sound entrance. Captain Hansen and remains. ine room I ... nf the crew ahnniloerd the veaxel on niltted to view the In which the dead statesman lay was so banked with floral tributes as to almost hide the casket. t!pon the lapel of the late senator's coat waa the Insignia of the Loyal I-eglon and the casket was envel oped in a huge American flag belonging to that organisation. l'efore the cai-ket was sealed, the mem bers of the family, with the exception of Mrs. Hanna took a last look of the re main. Not ulnoe the senator passed away lias Mrs. Hanna seen the remains, she pre ferring to remember htm as In life. lutpreaaU Seen In Senate, The ceremony began shortly after 12 o'clock, but the gallery doors were thrown i'en long before that hour, and by 11 clock fully half the gallery seats were Occupied, mostly by ladles. The caskst was borne Into the chamber by a squad of captlol police, headed by Sergeant-at-Arms Ransdell of the senate, and waa Immediately followed by the official com mlttee with Senai.or Foraker and General Orosvenor at its Lead. Slowly the little proceeslou moved down the main ulsle of the chamber and the caskat was tenderly placed upon the catafalque, which was to hold It. The hall was banked with flowers which had keen rent in great profusion by friends. There waa a large wreath of urchlds surrounding a cros of violets. from the president. The senate contributed an Immense wreath of orchids, carnations, roses and .violets, the republican association of Uhlo another almost as large, and the Gridiron ilBb of this city another, which was ut . ktriktrfc beauty Senator Frye. as president pro tempore, Blood in front of his chair as the body was borue Into the room. All the people in tff9 galleries rose as if with one impulse Continued on Fourth rage. the 11th Inst , leaving Seaman H'jnry Bln dall on board. Klndall was rescued by two Indians to. day. Nothing haa been heard of tho cap tain and the other men since they cult the schooner. The I tter is breaking up and will be a total loss. WARSHIP SHELLS THE IXM KtEVTS. Marines from American Vessels Also Landed ftear San DoiiiIuku. BAN J CAN. Porto Rico, Feb. 17.-A pri vate message has been received here from Ban Doming City dated February 17 saying than an American warship bombarded the insurgents at Pujarito, near Ban, Domingo, and then landed marines. The men, how ever, subsequently re-embarked. LILY WHITE REPUBLICANS Put a Ticket In the Field In Opposi tion to Negro Faction and Endorse Roosevelt. NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 17.-The repub. lican state convention, composed of what U known as the Lily White element adopted a platform and nominated a full state tii'ket here today. Every parish in Ihe state was represented v but there were no negro delegates. The platform adopted is largely devoted to state affairs. The supremacy of the Caucausian race Is asserted. The conven tion heartily endorsed the administration of President Roosevelt. To the president's nomination and re-election the convention pledged Its support. Appropriate resolu tions were adopted on the death of Senator Hanna, and a state central committee to manage tho state and national campaigns was provided for. The ticket nominated is as follows: For governor, former Mayor W. J. Re han; for lieutenant governor, J. A. Bent ley; for secretary of state, Pierce Phillips; for ai!i!ltor, K. FitiKvruld; for treasurer. Walter A. O'Nell; for attorney general. J. M JIai hen The faction of tho republicans here wliio'i ii'udo the nominations today la In cmtrol of the federal office. The other faction Includes the nero In its support and It Is ( xi e. ti ll to put out a ticket In the April election. It will alt-o send de'esites to Chicago. General Reyes Visits Children. PARIS, Feb. 17. General Reyes of Co lombia, on his arrival at Cherbourg yes terday on the North German Lloyd steamer Kaiser Wllhelm der Grosse, from New York February a, went to Bremen, where he will visit his children there, later coming to Paris. It is said that he has no mission to the French government relative to Panama. Hints at tasalal'a Recall. ION DON. Feb. 17-In a dispatch from Vienna the correspondent of the Dally Chronicle repeats the rumor to the effect that Count Cassinl. Russian ambassador at Washington, is to be recalled for failure to keep his government properly informed of the state of feeling In the Cntted States. Sea Vessels fur St. I.oais. BERLIN. Feb. 17. The Hanovfr Courier. says several vessels of the German West Indian squadron will go up te Mississippi to be present at the opening of the St. Louis exposition. NORTON, Kan.. Feb. 17.-When the trial of Chajncey JJewey, Clyde Wilson and Wil liam J. McBride was resumed today Mr. C'apron was again called to the witness stand. It was he who testified last Satur day that he had driven Alpheus from Daniel Berry's home to Alpheus' house Just before tho shooting. As you drove by the tank on the road, did yoii see Chaunccy Dewey, Daniel P. Berry, William J. Mclindo, cijde Wilson or Winshlp? No. And you are acquainted with all of them? Yes. sir. After you left Alphetis' how far had you gone up the road before you heard '.he shots? About fifteen rods. How many shots did yoq hear? About six. Then you heard nnother volley? Yes, I heard four, five, six or half a dozen shots that time. The Importance of Capron's cross-ex amination was that he said he saw Ileach run from the barn to the house, but ho did not see Beach shoot. This would place the first shot tired by tho Berrys prior to the time placed by Beach Berry. Another point which the defense auys It made was that at a distance of twenty rods, driving slowly, he did hot see Dewey, McBride and Daniel P. Berry, while from a dis tance of twenty-five rods, his horse going as faat as It could, he recognized Beach Berry running from the barn to the house. flotilla and the point of their departure Is concealed. the Infliction of slight Injury- on three Jews. A great patriotic demonstration was held here today. A picture of the czar rras car ried at the head of the procession amid a mass of Bengal fire. KIEFF, Feb. 17. The Beard of Trade has voted $5,000 for Red Cross work. TAMBOFF, Russia, Feb. 17. The city has voted $5,000 toward meeting the ex penses of the war. - RIGA, Russia, , Feh 17, A patriotic de monstration was held here today, and the municipality voted $6,000 for Red Cross work. Two hundred hospital beds arc be ing fitted out here. Shell Fires Steamer. A dispatch received here from Tort Ar thur dated February 17, says that !n the action off that port of February 14, the Russian tolunteer fleet steamer Kherson wits struck by a 12-Inch shell In its upper works. A slight fire broke out, which was quickly extinguished. Thera was no loss of life. ALLEGED R0B3ERS ARE TAKEN Two Emploes I'ndrr Arrest for Taklns; Property of Phila delphia Company. PHILADELPHIA, Feb. 17-An alleged conspiracy to rob the firm of Sibley A Co., paint and varnish manufacturers, was dis closed by the arrest today of, John Dan field and F.mll Klingelhoffer, two employes. Warrants have been Issued fcr the arrest of six additional employes. Danfield and Klingelhoffer were held In bail for court. The arrest of the two men followed an Investigation which has been in progress for several months. At the hearing It wan testified that during the last year good) valued at thousands of dollars had been stolen and disposed of by the alleged con spirators. Detectives produced packages at stationery which are said to have been stolen from the firm's printing department and several cans uf vumlxh, which they declared they bad purchased front the prisoners. CHARGES MINERS WITH CRIME Officer of I nlon says They Took Money to Get Resolution Adopted. CHICAGO. Feb. 17. Corruption within the ranks of the I'nlted Mine Workers of Illinois was charged In open convention today by Secretary W. D. Ryan, who de clared uelegates were bribed to secure the passage of a resolution that would create for a Chicago company a monopoly of fur nishing legal talent to represent miners In damage, suits nir:'lnst the mine oper ators. One miner was iilretly accused by name of being one of those who had been prom ised compensation If the measure was passed compelling the forty-rive men en gaged In the local mines of the state to pay in advance $1 each for a fund to be used for that purpose. SO DANGER OF "YELLOW FERIL." M. Knrlno Says Japan Welcomes Europeans to the Fnr East. (Copyright, 1904, by James Gordon Bennett.) RERUN. Feb. 13. (New York Herald Cablegram Ppeclnl Telegram.) In nn in tervlew today M. Kurlno, formerly Japan ese minister at St. Petersburg, expressed considerable surprise at the attitude of the Herald at the present Juncture, and de Clares Its Insistence on the danger of the "Yellow peril", which would result from a victory by the Japanese Is not Justified. M. Kurlno, snys that, far from 'opposing the presence of Europeans In the far east, Japan would welcome them. I have good authority for knowing that the former Japanese minister Is somewhat at a loss to understand Germany's policy. He con siders, however, that Germany Is playlngj a waiting game and Is preparing to make the best bargain for Itself, whatever may b the result of the war. The great danger at this moment, In M. Kurlno's opinion, Is the attitude of China. If, as Is far from impossible, there should be another outbreak of anti-foreign feel ing and the powers may again have to In tervene, this might lead to complications of a most serious nature, the outcome of which no one can foresee. M. Kurlno, however, declares that if Japan Is suc cessful In the present war It has no In tention of annexing territory on the main land. M. Kurlno leaves tomorrow for Stock holm to present his credentials, but will depart almost Immediately for Toklo where during the present rrises he will act as adviser to the forelpn minister. DISCI SS VALIK OK TORPEDO CRAFT. Washington Xnvnl OIHcers Want More Mailt on the Subject. (Copyright, 1904, by James Gordon Bennett.) (Copyrighted by New York Herald Co.. 1S04.) NAGASAKI. Feb. 15-(Vla Shanghai Wednesday.) (New York Herald CVb gram 8wclal Telegrim.) Yesterday night tho Japanese soldiers on the point of em barkation were singing in the streets of many ports, besides those of MoJ'., Nagas aki and Kobe. Transports hnve embarked troops, horse and foot, and guns ami more are going somewhere, but the Japanese cavalry horses seem hardly worth trans porting except to a knacker's yard. Never have I seen such sorry scrub pjnles. There are more than a score of steam transports at Mnji, among other places, and of these numbers have cleared nightly for ports toward Corea. Today there are ten large transport steamers at Nagasaki flying the army and not the navy transport flag. Each vessel has a gross register of about 6.000 tons. Horse boxes have been fitted on board several of the vessels and the men's quarters are most commodious. Trains nrrlve upon the wharves which with their lines were laid In a week. They cover a mile of ground formerly a marsh, but now filled up. The troops are fed and marched to their billets and subsequently embarked upon lighters and steam launches by which they nro taken quietly to tha Shlpa. I notice thit the steamers, besides carry ing a full complement of their own boats, have each from eight to ten large strong sampans on their davits. These sampans are admirably adapted for being rowed or towed In shallow wafers or through a heavy surf. Cavalry, artillery and infantry are em barking under one's ayes and going where I hazard to guess. That they are not merely going to land at Chemulpo or else where In Corea, but dose to the neck of the position of their Russian foe, say, by the Yulu; or better still, within 100 miles) of the Llao Tung peninsula. I might say, if I guessed again, but I might be wrong. All the railway traffic toward MoJI from . Nagasaki has been suspended. Except for the troops this has been the cat for three days. The Japanese fleet Is quite fit to resume action and I am impressed with the fact that It will get at all that Is left of the Russian fleet without undue waiting. Mines have been laid across the Nagasaki fiarbor entrance. ' (Copyright, 10O4, by James Gordon Bennett.) SHANGHAI, Feb. 17. (New York Herald Cablegram Special Telegram.) The con tinued movement between the Japanese fleet and a large landing force from Na gasaki is now proceeding. I.andlna; a Difficult Problem. (Copyrighted by New York Herald Co., 14.) NEW YORK, Feb. 17. (Special Tele gramsReports are persistent that a large Japanese force has railed, or Is about to sill for the Linn Tung peninsula with tho Intention of landing on the coast some where between the r outh of the Yalu and New Chwang. The London Dally Tele graph asserts on the authority of advices received that the expedition Is to embrace WASHINGTON, Feb. 17.-(Ncw York j W.OOO men. Other reporte make the nura- CHADWICK TO RELIEVE COTTON Rear Admiral lterelien Orders from Washington to Take Command of European saiuadrou. TO LAXD MARIVES 1 XEW CKWAXG. I'nlted States May Take a Hand lu Far East. WASHINGTON. Feb. 17.-Rear Admiral Evans, commanding the Asiatic station, today transmitted to the Navy depart ment a cablegram from Commander Staun ton of the gunboat Helena, now In mud dock at New Chwunc. China, In which he says the conditions there are greatly dls turbed and that he is vigorously Invest! gating the report that the Russian officials hava delaed certain American and British merchantmen. In the event the American consulate Is endangered It Is expected that Commander Staunton will land bluejackets and marines for the protection of Consul Miller. , There is every wish on the part of this govern ment not to give the slightest cause for complaint by either Russia or Japan for intetvention, but the unalterable American policy of protecting American Interests at all hazards will be adhered to. Hernld-Omnha Bee Special Telegram.) "Torpedo craft are rroved splendid weapons of naval warfare, but we must know more details about the attacks at Port Arthur befitro many conclusions ran be drawn." This Is the answer nearly every advocate of the extension of the use of the torpedo craft In the I'nlted States has to say apropos of the successful Japanese torpedo attacks upon the Russian fleet at Port Arthur. Other officers who have nil along con tended thut the torpedo flotilla' Is an effec tive force only when attached to a battle fleet declare the Russian fleet must have been poorly protected and that Its search lights must have been poor. To this the toriiedo enthusiasts reply by giving In stances of the failure of the most powerful search lights In Narragansett bay to pick up torpedo craft at a distance greater than 700 yards. It Is easy to accurately nre a terpedo at a distance of 1,0 yards. JAPANESE CAPTl RE COREA ESVOY. Was Bearing; Request to Russians to Occupy tflty of Seoul. (Copyrighted by Neiw York Herald Co., 1904.) BKOl'U Feb. 16. (New York Herald Cablegram Special Telegram.) The Japa neso government has taken possession of the Corean telegraphs, giving to Japan the control of nil lines within Corea. Tim special envoy sent by the Corean government to I'ort Arthur to arrange wlih Viceroy Alexl"ff for Russian troops to come to Seoul was taken on lioard train-ports containing !, troops captured by the Japanese off Port Arthur. I ociimentury evidence was found In his possession es tablishing the character of lils mission. JAPANESE TROOPS 'ARE KnOlTB NEWPORT. R. I.. Feb. 17-Rear Ad miral ChaiiwUk. ou special duty at Ihe Naval War colge here, today received telegraphic Older from the Navy depart ment at Washington to take command of the European squadron, relieving Rear Ad miral Cotton. He will proceed at once to Gibraltar, where his flagship, tha Brooklyn, ill meet him. Dury Japanese Dead. 8ASEBO, Japan, Feb. 17. impressive fun eral services were held here today over th remains of three officers and two men of the Japan.- battleship Fuji, win were killed by the Russian fire during th flrat attack on Port Arthur. The religipu cere monies were conducted by a Shinto prirst and the funeral oration was live-red by Admiral Saine Al. Shanghai Hears that 15,(MtO Soldiers Are Leaving; NaKUsakl. SHANGHAI. Feb. 17 The following tele gram has been received from Nagasaki under date of February 15: "Fifteen thou sand troops are embarking on transports today. Their horses are In p"r condition. Two damawed warships arc here waiting to go Into dry dock." Huron de Rosen, the late Russian min ister to Japan, has arrived here on the Frenrh steamer Yarra. He Is staying at tha Russian consulate. PI.EtEI AT Sift ESS OK IliV'S MOV M German) See Common Ground fur , Action by the Powers. (Copyright, J9o, by Jamei Gordon Bennett.) BERLIN. Feb. 13. (New York Herald Cablegram Special Telegram.) Consider able satibfartlon Is expressed In Berlin on account of the unanimity shown by the powers in the adoption of the proposil of the Vnlt e1 States for the neutralization of China. It is considered that Mr. lUy bis succeeded In establishing th" principle on which the powers run base their action In tv of Ui violation ot Chiu territory. her much lower. Tho Japanese landed an army, which sub sequently 'reduced Port Arthur at Tallin , bay in the war of 1H4. but It Was tinder far different circumstances from those which exist now. The Chinese army Was a mere mob of. Chinese people who had been crlpplr-d and driven from the Be to the shelter of the harbors of Wei Hal V el and Port Arthur. To land any largo body of troops on these shore now would be a far different undertaking. All esti mates agree that Russia has more than 100,000 men between the square formed roughly by Mukden, the Yalu, Port Arthur and New Chwang. There are fairly good roads through thev peninsula and the rail road Is still working. Russia certainly should be able to concentrate nn army of 75.000 to too.ouo men at any given point on the peninsula within a week and Should be able to oppose a landing anywhere with Itr force nf 20,000 mobile Cossacks. There are no good fortified harbors on the coast. In most places there are shifting sandbars end generally speaking the. four-fathom line Is some distance from the shore. TTnfler these circumstances it will be difficult for battleships nnd heavy cruisers to approach near enough ta perfect a landing. I Tallen Wun bay Is fortified and mined; IMn i now uay iisewise. i'lgeon nay exposed and lis precipitate shores would give the defense a tremendous advantage. New Chwai:g baa a bar at the mouth of the harbor, which will permit only ships of light draught to pas. There is a reason ably g io. anchorago at ths mouth of the Yalu and a fairly deep channel on the Co roan side. But landing on the Corean aide of the Yalu could hardly be regarded as threatening Port Arthur. 'Vnter is si shallow along the Llao Tung const thai It almost invariably freezes In winter for some distance oul. All estuaries anH the river mouths freeze absolutely light at Kin Chow. It has been the custom for years for small warships to place themselves in mud banks In the earlv part of December and stay there until the middle of April. The old Moncacy. so long on the Chinese station, almost wintered at New Chwang in this manner. To move an army of SO.floO or even S6,o9 men. with their artillery. hora, baggage, land transports, food, forage, amrnunlilon, etc., require nn Immense fleet of trans ports. New Chwang Is nearly l.OVj mile from Nagasaki. Tift- gulf of Pechlll usually at this seison Is exposed to sudden fierce Btorms which swe p dowu from Si beria, bringing with them Intensely cold weather. In view of all these considera tions an attempt of the Jnpahes to land n army on the I.luo Tung coast must b regarded a extremely hazirdous. , (Copyright. lIK't. by J inie Gordon Bennett.) ST. PETERS Bl' RG, Feb. 15.-(New York Herald Cablegram Special Telegram.) Each day war news become scarcer. To day was announced the landing of t.04 troops ut Wonson, which place, as was known some days ago. was made the point of the. landing of the enemy In force. Th lamililn Edward Barry, txionglng