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The Emperor of Core a. Compare The Bee War Report. Less Head lines But Reliable Reports of AH That Happens. InMm Story by A. B. Hulbert, wfth Photos, la Next 5andy' Bee. KSTAULISIIED. JUNE 19, 1871. OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MOKNINO, MA1JCH 0, 1904 TEN PAGES. HI NO LE COPY THKEE CENTS. HAD A REVELATION Lyman Telia How Mormon Church Offioala Ars Selected. IS SUCCESSOR OF PRESIDENT SMITH Apostles Motion H m to Be Mora Diioreet in A newer. SAYS DOES NOT OBEY ALL REVELATIONS Haa Here? Repented Bit Disobedience Bo ffardinff Hil Plural TamiUe. O I SAYS SM00T NEVER MET ANY OF HIS VflVES Ltoiin la Hot Certain Whether the Spirit of tho Lord Directs Hla Answers aal Gets Con fused. WASHINGTON. Matoh . Mrs. Clara Mabel Kennedy resumed the stand todiy In the Senator Heed Smoot case beloro the senate committee on privileges and elections. Mr. Worthlngton, lor the de- fense, continued cross-examination of the connection with the agreement as an ex witness and Inquired ss to the reasons for tremely unnecessary and unreasonable de hor marriage being consummated at Juarea, Mexico, Instead of at the Mormon settle- ment at Diss, where the lived. She said she knew of no reason and had no In- formation regarding an attempt to having the ceremony performed elnewhere. She said tho did not tell any one that the man to whom she was to be married had another wife, and so far as she knew, those rjerformlnr the ceremony did not know that the marriage waa to be a plural ona- I 14 lied had Iater Mr. Worthlngton asked Mrs. Ken- nedv If she did not know that application had been made to Apostle Teasdale and t he had refused to conduct or to authnrise the plural marriage. "What did ho eayT" asked Mr. Worth- Intgon. He said It could not be done, as all that had been done away with," said Mrs. Kennedy. I Mr. Worthlngton called attention to the Inconsistency of the statements and he asked why she had sal she did not know request had been made to another to perform the ceremony. I don't know how I happened to say that," said the witness. Continuing, she raid with some emotion: "It was not pleas- ant for roe to think about those things and 1 tried to put them aside. I tried to forget all I could about it." In reaoonse to further (mentions from 'Mr. Taylor the witness said her mother told hr of the reauest to Anostle Teasdale and that she had no other knowledge of tha at- tempt to get him to perform the ceremony. So of Apostle Merrill Talks. Charles P. Merrill, a. eon of Apostle Mer-I rtll, was then called to the atand. He said he was tha son of hla father's third plural Alfa and la himself a polygamist. jn an- war to questions concerning his own mar- rufa ar. mii hi n in UB7 to a wire mat aioa in ana na ramw pis - jeg&t who, nuw I arfuk. in 1SSI and lutd five children py her.l lis married another wife In 1888, the cere-I tnoney being performed in the Ixgan temple I by an. c txjwaraaon. lie nas ow jour children by that wife, th oldest of which Is 9 years and the youngest ih years, i neir mothers name was Anna a. mouuaru. i "Tho marriage to my legal wife in 1881. ' aid Mr. Merrill, "was soiemnixea Dy my i tne use of neutral ports by bl father." I Ugerenta. John L. Walton (liberal), who "Wens you living with Anna B. Stoddard I whan you married the woman you coll your I legal wlfoT" was asked. "I was, although she had no house. She I stayed at the home of her father and her I mother and I lived with my mother," an- swered the witness, I an answer to questions from Chairman Burrows, Mr. Merrill said he now had tws the views of the British government as .to wives and is cohabiting with both. Sena- the duties of neutrals In regard to ths treat tor Foraker asked ths witness I "nt of the warships of belligerents seek- not the woman you married In 1888 your legal wlfeT" "No, sir." As Leal Wife. Mr. Merrill explained that when he mar ried In 1888 ha had a wife living and that he understood that under ths laws that ags was not legal and that therefore els marriage In 1891. after the death of his nrsi wus, us too?, ranve uis imi marriage a legal one. Senator Overman asked for a description of the marriage ceremony In 18X8 and ths witness declared that he could not remem ber how It was performed 'except that hs went to the temple In Logan and It was performed there. In response to s question by Senator Du bois Mr. Merrill said there was no mar- rlage certificate issued, no record or any documents of any kind so far as he knew, lie said there waa no music, no prayer and no questions that he oould remember. "Thers was nothing but the marriage etremony," he said with emphasis. "Well, tell us about that," several mem- cere of the committee demanded. "I cannot repeat It," said tho witness. "Do you mean to say that you do not know ths ordinary marriage ceremony In your church V asked Senator Hoar, so- verely. "Te, I know that," answered the wit- Bess. "And wasn't that what Was usedT" he asked, l ne witness saia it was. lie was told to give r suDsiance or iu lie saia ne and hla wife stood up and Joined hands. 'They made you promise somethjng, did tney noti inquired Honator Hoar. "Yen, sir." "But you have forgotten what It was," the senator remarked with a laugh. "Oh. no, I haven't forgotten," said Mr. Merrill. He then said that hs had prom ised to love, cherish and support the wrman. Father Was la Hiding. "And did you continue to cohabit with her after you married the woman you call your legal wlfsT Chairman Burrows asked. The witness said he lived with both wlve.i. but that they had different homes In Rich mond. I'tah, about a mile apart. "You say you were living with your motner when you married the second time. Where was your father, Apotttle Merrill, at that time? ' was asked. "Hs was on the underground most of the time, said the witness Jocularly. "What da you mean by 'on the under ground V asked Mr. Worthlngton. "He was In hiding." "Why was he In hiding?" aaked,ths chalr- "Because about that time there were prosecutions going on for polygamy," Mr. Merrill answered. He said that often times ould not see his father for a month. assMr. 1 lam i Mr. Merrill said that he had taken his lass wire to nut motner s home occasionally, tPwaUausd uu ffecotid Pig. WKT Canadian Rallrt . 'natrmrnl De ride to Ball r to Par I no C r 1 r LONDON, March I Orand Trunk shareholders at a m today ratified the agreement with tl 'adlan govern ment for the constructlc . -t Grand Trunk line to the Pacific. The decision was rearhed only after a prolonged discussion. The meeting waa packed and at one Mage of the proceeding the tone waa unmistakably hostile to em barking In so huge an enterprise. General Manager Hayea, who came from Canada specially to attend the meeting. saved thfl situation, and when the flnai vote was taken there waa only a few p- ponenta to the Orand Trunk railroad un- (lurln liliiv trk hill 1 rl n I ranjitPi nt lnn t al rnu1 Sir Charlps River Wilson, president of the fomani!'' tha new Jusllfl by the flow of prosperity from east to west and the Increasing Immigration Into Can- ada from the United States. The Orand Trunk could not hope to receive such gen erous treatment from the Canadian govern ment as the Canadian Pacific railroad, but the premier, Sir Wilfred Laurier, had acted absolutely fairly, In spite of violent political opposition, with the object of at taining additional facilities for the davel- i i.suana, The president characterised the deposit demanded by the Canadian government In nana. Then, one after another, share- noiuam representing diocks or mj,ipu ana more shares rose and declared they had not had sufficient time to consider so huge an enterprise. An amendment was proposed by Georga Allen, who had resigned hla seat In the directorate on account of tho matter under discussion. In which Mr. Allen declared the intended action would ruin the Grand Trunk railroad. Several large shareholders withdrew their proxies ana placed them in the hands of the directors. The president, in reply to cries of ad- Journ. explained that the Canadian Parlla- ment at Its meeting March 10 must have an answer one way or the other. v,ce president Bmithers openly attributed somo or tne criticism to the Instigation of rival railroads. Then General Manager Hayes bluntly torn tne shareholders that if they did not accept tne Canadian oner other Influenzas would, ana that without a transcontinental extension the future of the Orand Trunk would be gloomy In the extreme. Mr. itayes propnesied a great future for the nw road, which would be able to hold Its own in competition with the existing sys- terns In Canada and the United States After over two and a half hours' discus B,on Mr- Allen's amendment was defeated an1 the agreement was ratified. no somi-annual accounts were passed. DUt not without criticism of the Increased expenditure, which the president said was Justified on account of the larger traffic. """" weatner ana nigher prices. HAS NO INTENTION OK TAT1VG rnnn Premier Balfour Replies to Questions Proposed In Parliament. LONDON. March g.-Two most Interest- ui questions were answered by Premier Balfour In today's parliamentary papers giving replies to questions. The first referred to fiscal matters. an3 Mr. Balfour categorically said: "The i- dared policy of his majesty's government aoes not Include the taxation of food n.i It Is not proposed to deal with the fiscal question during the currency of the present parliament. The second raised the wide ouestlon of asked the question, referred to the use which Russian warships recently made and are still making of the ports of Candla. Sues and Port Said, and suggested the de- slrablllty of communicating to the neutral powers possessing seaboard or trade routes between Great Britain and the east, partis uiariy the Mediterranean, and the Red "ns to use neutral ports In connection with operations Interrupting trading ships of neutral powers. Mr. Balfour, while not ex plaining the government's attitude, ad mitted that ths points raised were of the greatest international Importance and said they were receiving tha attention of the government prkmikk HOPEFl L AS GRAVIS YARD. Regrets War and Hopes Reforms will End Balkan Aarltatlon. VIENNA, March 8. The Relchsrath re assembled today, after a recess. of three months' duration. The address of Dr. von Koerber, the Austrian premier, was ex tremely pessimistic. Heretofore his speech opening the session has been cheerful and out tins morning he spoke as th0"-" he had lost all hope, and declared that lhe situation verily presented a plc- ,ur of a parliamentary graveyard. Tho I Plrdn ot the premier seemed to be gen I er"y snared. I Among other things the premier said that Austro-Hungary regretted deeply th Russo-Japanese war, and would observe lhe strictest neutrality during the conflict. Referring to the Balkans, he hpped that after the proposed reforms had been carried out there would be no further agitation there. He regretted the spread of alarmist rumors and said the Russian and Austrian governments were now endeavoring to put an end to all mystification and to Inform all people of every threatened danger. GKRMA BANKER KM5 HIS 1,1 KK I'askler Who Is Said to Have t'ansed FaJlare Is Arrested. rr.iiji ; . narcn o. nuio xirennei, a partner In the banking firm of Hrendel & I Co., whose failure, attributed to the e m. besxlement and speculation of the cashier, waa announced yesterday, committed sui cide today by throwing himself from I window of the bank. Since the failure of ,he nrn Brendel had been beset by de P'tor clamoring for money and the con sequent worry is ueuevea to nave induced him to kill himself. Johannes Reluhard, the cashier, ' whose defalcations are said to have occasioned the Arm's failure and who surrendered to the police yesterday, la detained In custody. OKFV.R REWARD FOR LOST BIRO Rasalan Araaemy of Selenra Will Pay for Information. ST. PETERSBl'RG, March The Acad amy of Science haa offered 13,750 to anyone giving Information In regard to tha where abouts of the party of Baron Toll, the arc- tl0 Plorr- from whom nhlng haa bees heard since be left the yacht Sesrla In ljl and started for Bennet Island. The Bearla has not reached Stockholm as pub lished by a news agency In the Vnlted States. Baron Toll and his companions sre believed to have tern carried out to sea by ths lc off Bennet Island In Novem- MOB RULE IN SPRINGFIELD Negro Quarter of ths Town Fired by Re vengeful White MILITIA DISPATCHED TO THE CITY Troakle Grows Oat of the Lynching of Negro Murderer and Police Are Vnable-to Cope with Mob. SPRINGFIELD, O., March 8,-Ftve com panies of the Ohio National guard are on their way here on a special train by order of Governor Herrlck 'In response to the request of the city and county officials. During the afternoon threats were heard that the levee, the negro section, would be burned. It is said that the negroes are de termined to avenge the lynching of Dick enson . . In one of the large shops today ths white men treated the negro employes with con tempt and this resulted In heated argu ments and threats being exchanged. It is the plan to place the several mili tary companies on the levee In the center of the city and at the homes of the sev eral officers whose lives have been threat ened, one of which Is Police Judge J. J. Miller. Major Kirkpa trick Intends to keep his companies at the armories to guard the ammunition. If It la left without guard the mob would have Its own way. Mayor Bowlus Issued an order tonight to Chief of Police O'Brien to close all the saloons of the city. President Burnett of the Board of Safety said that If the levee was fired It might result In the destruction of the greater part of the city. At 11:20 the threat of the mob, frequently made during the day and evening, was made good and a volume of flame was seen to shoot up from the rear of a place occu pied by "Les" Thomas, a saloon keeper. Preceding the firing of the building the mob at a distance of 100 feet, shot at the front of the building for a half hour, but it Is not known whether any of the occu pants had remained In the building, and If they did, whether ay fatalities resulted from the shooting. , The fire spread both ways from Thocas' place. One of the engines, In attempting to make its way up the railway tracks to the scene of the fire, got stuck In the muddy driveway end is unable to aid In fighting the fire. It Is thought the mob will not tolerate any effort of the depart ment to put out the fire In the levee dis trict, but will offer no resistance In the attempts to confine tho fire to the build ings along Washington" street, known as the levee. These buildings are dilapidated frame structures, ranging from one to three stories In height. They are for the most part saloons, dwelling and small rooming houses. There are a few branch offices maintained by downtown Arms In the vicinity. To the north of the levee, or Washington street, running parallel with It, Is East High street, the most beau tiful as well as the most fashionable resi dence thoroughfare in the city. There Is little or no danger, however, of the fire. spreading to this thoroughfare. The fire department will probably ex perience no trouble In confining the firs to the frame buildings, but It Is not thought tha mob will tolerate any interference In its burning. Tha militia has not arrived in sufficient numbers to attempt to quoit the mob and the fire Is spreading rapidly to the east and west of Leslie's place. It Is understood that the negroes are highly Incensed at Sheriff Routsapnn for not using greater force In protecting Dlck erson. Sheriff Routsapan has been warned that the Instant the torch was applied In Washington street, he had better remove his family from the Jail as that Institu tion was to be Immediately dynamited. . At midnight the entire block In Washington street from Gallagher street, west to Spring street Is on fire with no hope of saving any of the buildings. WANTS, DIVORCE AND ALIMONY St. Loots Man, Who, It la Alleged, Held Key to Boedle Honey, Saed. ST. LOUIS, March 8. John G. Brinjf- meyer, former member of the city council, and the man who, It la alleged In the petl tlon, held one of the keys to the Missis slppl Valley Trust oompany safety deposit box, containing the 860,000 suburban fran chise boodle fund, was sued today for divorce, alimony and tho custody of one child, 8 years old, by Mrs. Molllo' G. Brink- meyer. In her petition for divoroe, Mrs. Brink- meyer names as one of the reasons for a divorce that her husband had subjected her and their family to great humiliation by his connection with the boodle scandal In the suburban railway franchise case. There has never been any legal action against Brinkineyer because of the Loodle deal. ' NOT HUNTING FOR LYNCHERS Ohio Town Thinks Lawless Element Has Been Given a Needed Lesaosf. SPRINGFIELD. O.. March 8. Great crowds today visited the scene of last night's lynching of Richard Picket-son of Dixon, who killed Policeman Collins. There Is apparently no disposition to make an effort to dlsqover the mob leaders. While the lynching is deplored, the com munity Is almost a unit In believing It haa taught the lawless element of the city a wholesome lesson. Mayor Charles J. Bowlus did everything possible to prevent the lynching. Major T. J. Klrkpatrlck called Companies B and E, Third Ohio, last night, but It was Impossible to get the soldiers together. CALL ISSUED FOR MISSOURI Repnhlleaa State Committee Will Mrrl mt the f'oa4ea Honss la Kansas City. ST. LOUIS, March 8. Chairman Thomas Akins of.tla) republican state committee today Issued a call to the members of the committee to meet at the Coates house in Kansas City st 8 o'clock Monday evening, March 21. The meeting Is to select the temporary officers of the convention that Is to he held there the next day to select four delegates to the national convention at Chicago. OOtrer Poisons Family. BERLIN, March . Lieutenant Cart Beseka, (retired), after a long and steady decay of fortune, yesterday took his last money and gave a splendid djnner In honor of his 18-year-old daughter's birthday. Beseks then poisoned his wife, daughter, two sons, respectively 13 snd 1 years old. cadets at a military academy, and him self with cyanide of potassium, which he seemingly Inserted in ths mouth of each in ths form of a pill aftar Lhsy had fone tut a aniAksa sleep, MISSIONARY WANTS THE M,NES t'harrh Holds He Was Its Agent When He Staked Oat Alaska Claims. a .1 CHICAGO, March 8 A struggle for pos session of an Alaskan gold mine which In less than five years has yielded over 11,300,000, Is now going on secretly befort a board cf arbitration In Chicago. The claimant Is the Swedish Evangelical Mission Covenant of America, through a former missionary, N. O. Hulteberg. of San Jose. Cal., and the action Is directed against P. H. Anderson of Chicago, an other former missionary; Dr. C. W. John son, also of Chicago, and the White Star Mining company. In which a number of Chicagoans are Interested. The dispute reaches back to the first gold discovery in Alaska, and hinges on the point whether a missionary sent to the northern wilds to make converts for his church, was likewise acting for his church when he staked out a number of mine claims. These claims hare been developed Into highly profitable gold mines, out of which several men have made fortunes. Miss Dora Adams, an Eskimo convert, and Constantlhe Aparosookl. also an Es kimo, are witnesses for the church or ganisation. Ex-Judge Charles K. John son of Nome, Is another witness from Alaska. Thus far nearly twenty persons have testified. Tho agreement of the litigants to argue the caso before a hoard of arbitration was due to their .desire to avoid the notoriety attendant on a court hearing. The board consists of Hiram T. Gilbert, A. M. Pence and D. F. Lane and the finding of the arblrtators Is to be final. The church society Is represented by ex Judge M. Soderberg of San Francisco, Frank J. Qulnn of Peoria, 111., and H. F. Williams of Chicago. The defense Is represented by Judge Axel Chy trans of the Cook county courts. MILWAUKEE ELECTS PEARSE Omaha Man Chosen to Snperlntend City Schools After a Pro. traeted Balloting. MILWAUKEE, Wis., March 8 (Special Telegram.) One of the most protracted fights In the history of the Milwaukee schools was terminated -tonight by the election of Prof. Carroll G. Pearse of Omaha as superintendent, of tho city schools. The School Board took 201 ballots. Of these WO were taken last -week, after which the board adjourned until tonight, On the first ballot Prof. Pearse waa chosen. In obedience for a demand for new blood In the superlntendeney a special commit tee selected Prof. Pearse and Superin tendent Blodgett of Syracuse as two men who were well fitted for the place. In their report, however, the committee named only Prof. Blodgett, and It was supposed Prof. Pearse waa out. The selection Is generally commended. While here In January to meet Milwau kee school men Pearse made a very favor. able impression, and surprise was caused when his name was left out of ths list of candidates. It Is understood he will ac cept. , Mr.' Pearse was apprised at midnight of his election by the Milwaukee school board and asked If he would accept tha position . "This Is the first news. I haie had.r he snld. "aiid until I hear from the Milwaukee school board I do not care to say any thing." He was asked If tie knew anything of the reported move on part of the Omaha Board of Education to offer him an In crease In salary to remain here. "I read the Item published In the World Herald Monday evening," he answered "That Is all I know about the matter." SEPARATED HALF A CENTURY lfebraskan Visits Brother, Who Had Longr Mourned Hla as, . Dead. TACOMA, Wash.. March 8 Special Telegram.) Alexander Grant of Fullerton Neb., whom his brothers and sisters had long supposed dead, arrived here last even mg and surprised the family of his brother, P. J. Grant, and sister, who also lives here. Grant Is 71 years old, and had not been seen or heard from by any of his family for fifty-two years. He went through the clvlly war with credit and then came west and engaged In the Indian wars. A report reached the east that an Alexander urant naa neen Killed, and, as hs never returned, it was taken for granted that the news was true. It turns out, how ever, that he went through the Indian war in safety and then settled In Ne braska, where he acquired considerable property, married, and now, In his old age, has come to Washington to llvt, bringing with him his only daughter. DELEGATES GO TO JERUSALEM Sail This Afternoon to Attend World's Sanday School Convention ' In Holy Land. NEW YORK. March 8. Between 700 and too delegates to the World's fourth Sunday school convention, to be held at Jerusalem April 18, IS and 20, will sail this afternoon on the specially chartered steamer. Grosser Kurfst, of the North German Lloyd line. for a seventy-one days cruise of the Medi terranean. I ncy represent nearly every state, territory and province on the North American continent. A similar contingent sailing from England and made up of Eu ropean Sunday school workers will meet the American party in the Mediterranean, and In all between 1,200 and 1,400 delegates will attend the convention. With the party from America are a num ber of missionaries returning to their re spective fields of labor In the Orient. SALE OF TICKETS BEGINS Photograph of tho Owner Mast Ap pear- on Season Tickets at St. Loots. ST. LOUIS, March 8. The sale of season tickets to the exposition commenced today The first 100 were reserved for the direc tors. President Francis purchased eight. Each ticket haa l&t coupons, one for each day that the exposition will be open (Sun days not being -counted), and on each cou pon must be a photograph of the holder. The photographs are made at ths ex pense of the exposition. The price of the season ticket Is S. Will Dismantle Gssksst, NEW YORK. March 8.-M. Leasar, the French minister to Peking, has telegraphed ths Russian consul here approving ths dis mantlement of the Mandjur, cables the Shanghai correspondent of ths American. Its breechblock will be placed in the cus tody of the customs and the crew will be released on parole. The Japanese cruiser Akltsushima will leave BhaoghaJ Immediately after this is RATE WAR REACHES CRISIS Northwestern Iunes New Tariff of Eednc- tiom from Nebraska. ARIFF MAY CONTINUE INDEFINITELY pit Tariff Concedes Market to Omaha bat Compella firsvln to Go East Over Cnttlng Line. CHICAGO. March 8. The western grain rate war reached a crisis today, when tho Northwestern road Issued a new tariff, making reductions from Nebraska points to Chicago, and providing that the grain may atop In Omaha and Council Bluffs to mill In transit or be handled through tlie elevators there. This concedes a grain market to Omaha. but Insures that grain originating on the Northwestern road and stopping In Omaha will. If It comes east, be carried to Chicago by the same line. This Is necessarily so, as the new tariffs practically leave the Great Western nothing for the haul from Omaha to Chicago. The official statement of t,he Northwestern regarding the new tariff Is as follows: The Chicago r Northwestern railroad has relxsucd Its tariffs applying on grain from Nebraska, taking effect on March 12, mak ing Its rates to Chicago 3 cents per 1X pounds above the rates to St. Louis ami to other Mississippi river points. The minimum rates In Its Nebraska tariff to Chicago are 11 rents on wheat and 9 cents on corn. The tariff provides that the grain from all Nebraska stations can be shipped lirotiKh Omalia and Council Bluffs to mill n transit or be handled through elevators at the direct rate. Representatives of the transmissourl lines met here today for the purpose of discussing the grain rate situation. Noth- ng resulted from the meeting and It Is said that unless some of the roads make overtures the rate war will be carried on for an Indefinite period. ALEXIEFF REPORTS BOMBARDMENT. Gives Detailed Account ot the Attack on V'ladlvostock. ST. PETERSBURG. March 8. Viceroy Alexleff has sent the czar the following measage: MUKDEN. March 81 have the honor to communicate to your majesty the follow ing details or tne events oi .viarcn . ine enemy's squadron approached Vladivostok towards 11 o'clock In the morning, having -xissed near Askold Island. After several maneuvers, which involved changes In the squadron's order of battle, two cruisers were left to the north of the Island and the remaining vessels of the squadron steamed along the coast oj 1 ssurt nay, parallel to the shore, keeping about fifteen versts (approximately ten miles) therefrom. Upon, arriving off Mount St. Joseph and the I'ssurl bay battery, the squadron pre serving tjie same order, made towards tne hntterv. The shins opened fire from both sides, evidently first using blunk cartridges In order to warm their guns. At 1:35 p. m.. when at a distance or eight versts (ap proximately five and one-fourth miles) from the shore, the leading ship opened fire with her forward guns and then the entire squndron steamed along the shore, firing their port guns as they went. The enernv did not fire while turning. After the third turn, the squadron at 8:15 p. m., ceased firing and steamed off to the south ward about ten miles to the right of As kold Island, disappearing at 5:30. In nil the enemy nrea anour w snens tuith no effect. No damare was done to the fortress or the entrenchments and In the town snd at other parts or ins ic.ni flcatlons ' the damage was Insignificant. The garrison Is In excellent spirits and the operations of preparing he hitterles for action were carried out In perffct order. According to reports or tne evenis- or March 7. the enemy's squadron reappeared it o'clock In the morning near Vladi vostok. They entered Ussuri" hay and pro ceeded along the coast witnoui opening fire. The souadron then turned and heided for Cape Gameva (fossiet Day wnicn n reached at 3:40 p. m. The enemv finally turnea orr wnen op posite Pallas bay. and departed in a southerly dlrecllon. STILL WORKING AMERICAN MINES. Families of Men, However, Have Left Northern Corea for Safety. (Copyright by New York Herald Co., 1901.) SEOUL. March 8. (New York Heraia ca blegram Special Telegram to The Bee.) Although the families of the employes at the American mines In north Corea have left and many employes themselves have withdrawn, work still continues there. The Japanese still continue to push forward with the utmost rapidity the construction work of the Seoul railway. The Japanese minister has officially In formed the Corean government of Japan's Intention to commence the Immediate con struction of the Seoul-Wlju railway. Corea will thus soon possess a railway through out its entire length, which, with the re. establishment of peace will facilitate the Industrial and commercial development that la sure to follow throughout Cores, The opening of the railway from Fusan to WIJu, with a short connection with the Transslbertan railway, will afford a new route from Toklo to Paris via Seoul, and lees than twelve hours' sea Journey from Nagasaki to Fusan. Seoul Is patrolled by Japanese gendarmes to prevent the Peddlers guild from possible Japanese demonstrations. A telegram was received at the Imperial palace to day stating that several hundred Cossack s yesterday plundered tne small north Corean town of Kang Kae and seined all the grain, hay and provisions they could find and murdered a number of women. The local Corean soldiery exchanged shots with the marauders, who then retired. Several Coreans were wounded. NO LAND OPERATIONS AT EARLY DAY Japanese Eipert Nothing; nt Present on Large Scale. (Copyright by New York Herald Co., 1904.) TOKIO. March 7. (New York Herald Cablegram Special Telegram to The Bee.) The position remains unchanged and there is no Indication of the Immediate be ginning of extensive land operations. Trust worthy reports state that Admiral Alexl eff has gone to Mukden and that General Llnevlteh is in command of the whole of the Russian forces, pending the arrival of General Kouropatkln. The chancellor and vice chancellor of the House of Peers have refused to re ceive their official salaries during ths con tinuance of the war and It Is believed that the members of both houses of the Diet will follow this example. The patri otic feeling Is growing and large sub scriptions to the war fund are received dully. THAIKED DOGS TO AID RED CROeS. Animals Find Woanded and Carry Restoratives Attached to Collars. ST. PETERSBURG, March 8. The Rus sian Kennel club haa offered to provide the Red Cross society with dogs trained to find and relieve the wounded on the battle field and In rough country districts. The offer probably will bs accepted. These dogs carry restoratives and a first aid package attached to their collars. The offer of a society to raise a body of 2.000 Amazons to fight agalnat tha Japanese has been greeted with laughter at the war office. Ths Gazette urges a boycott of British cooda snd sblv NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST Rain Wednesday and Colder In West Portion Thursday, Fair and (older In East Portion. Temperatare at Omaha Yesterday! Hour. Den. Hour. Den. R a. m Rl 1 p, m...... 4T a. m f 51 . m AO Ta.ni..,., , VT a P. m...... SJ 8 a. m HO 4 . m fwt On. m hi n p. m tWI 10 a. m ...... ;ut il p. m tut 11 a. m.,,i,, 4 T i. niiini 4S 13 m 4-4 H p. m...... 4ft O p. m. 42 JAPANESE ARE RIGID CENSORS Correspondents Have Hard Time to Get News Out of Country. SHANGHAI, Feb. 7. (Correspondence cf the Associated Press.) The rigid censor ship placed by the Japanese authorities on telegraph dispatches, both press and pri vate, has caused many of the foreign cor respondents to seek a field of news on tho mainland. Correspondents who have reached here from Toklo report that the censorship Is more perfect than they have ever encountered and Is exercised on ln-ter-iBland communication as well as on foreign matter. Traffic on the wires has trebled and their original carrying capacity reduced by the War department and the Foreign office have each taken one of the main trunk lines that run south through the empire. The actions of tho censorship and the difficulties of intercommunication have served to largely obscure the view of the correspondents and probably has re sulted in much conflicting news from vari ous points. It is anticipated that when the correspondents of newspapers, representa tives who are now at Toklo, are finally al lowed to go to the front a serious conges tion ot telegraphic service will result, as the military and available land lines are not adequate to the service they will be called upon to perform. Well Informed newspaper men who have reached here express the opinion that there will be no extensive land operations until the naval operations are conclusively de cided, unless the Russians should cross the Yalu and start south, thus forcing the hands of the Japanese. From the best Information obtainable, however, the Russians are not In shape to make such a move In force. It is generally held by the experts that should the Japanese sweep the sea, three large forces will be put In operation, one tagalnst Port Arthur, one through Corea and across the Yalu to out the Russian center to the rail way, and the third against Vladivostok. The regulations of the government of foreign newspaper correspondents have been promulgated and are Ironclad. One article provides that If a war correspond ent violates the criminal law, military criminal law or law for the preservation of military scouts, he may be punished, ac cording to the military law, by court martial. KOUROPATKIN HI RRJES TO EAST, Taken to Mean that Mobilisation Has " Progressed Rapidly. (Copyright, by New York Herald Co., 1904.) ST. PETERSBURG. March 8.-(New York Herald Cablegram Special Telegram to The Bee.) Much veurllar- than originally stated, General Kouropatklrt will start oh Saturday next for the seat of war. . He will make his headquarters at Mukden, whereas Viceroy Alexleff will reside at Horben. The accelerated departure of General Kouropatkln denotes that the mobilization of the Russian troops has proceeded much more rapidly than was expected, and also that the Japanese Intention to precipitate A conflict Is fully realized. It Is estimated that the general can reach Mukden In about fifteen days. Two German officers, who are going out as war correspondents have applied to General Kouropatkln to go out with him. He refused, saying he could not attend to such matters, but that he would meet them at Mukden and there give them a de cision on the matter. I mention this In cldent because It has been construed Into a refusal to let German attaches go to the front. The emperor has Just assented to tho formation of a volunteer cori of 1,000 men, consisting of Bulgarians, Montenegrins and Servians, to go to the front, but on con dltlon that they must be thoroughly quail fled In every respect for hard service and be seconded by their own armies. Grand Duke Cyril telegraphs that he has passed Lake Baikal. The emperor hus sanctioned Prince Na poleon, who Is here, and who Is the son of Achilles Murat, going to the fighting lines. A number of experienced Vladivostok pilots have been accepted as admlrulty lieutenants aboard the warships. The special Thibetan mission, which reached here a little while ago, has noti fied the government that It will postpone Its visit to a more suitable time. Antl-Amnrtcan sentiment here Is quiet to night. The Olyn Mllls-Currle company and Ixndon bankers have sent 250 to the Red Cross and from all sides one hears favor able comments on England's newly ap pointed ambaasador, Sir Charles Hardlnge. Altogether there Is a wave of peace and good will In the political relations. CONSIDER ITO'S VISIT IMPORTANT. Goes to Corea as Bearer of Message from Emperor. (Copyright by New York Herald Co.. 1WH.) TOKIO. March 8. (New York Herald Cablegram Special Telegram to The Bee.) Great Importance Is attached here, to the fact that Marquis Ito, president of the privy council. Is being dispatched to Corea on a special mission by the emreror. Ito goes ostensibly as ambassador, conveying the emperor's congratulations m a letter to the Corean emperor; the feeling here, however. Is that the mission is one of great political significance. Marquis Ito will leave Toklo In a few days and will remain in Corea a week or more. Ills suite includes t ount Tzubuko, the secretary of the privy council; Ad miral Sakamoto, General Hascgawa, Vis count Llgashlhono and some Foreign office officials. Sl'SPECT JAPANESE ARE COREANS Men Arrested at Vladivostok Are Re leased After Examination. VLADIVOSTOK, March 8-Desplte the appearance of a Japanese fleet off the harbor yesterday and the bombardment of Sunday, the Inhabitants of Vladivostok are In good' spirits. Crowds promenade the streets as usual, Including many women. A performance at the theater Is announced for tonight. Many suspected Japanese have been arrested, but when examined they were proved to be China men or Coreans. Commanders of merchant vessels and pilots who have a thorough knowledge of ths coast and of navigation have been ensuiled as ensigns in ths navy. Snow has bean faJllca fur Uis last two, days. JAPS CLAIM VICTORY Toklo Reports Engagement with Banian Vladivostok Equadron, SAY IT IS DESTROYED OR CAPTURED Na Confirmation of tha Story Cornea from Any Other Bonroe. SOME DOUBTS ABOUT ITS CORRECTNESS Naval Experts However, Consider Ita Po sition Preoiriona, HOLD TO OPINION THE FLEET IS AT SEA That Event, It Mast Be Between Two Japanese Squadrons, Each ot Superior F'oroe Russia Still Hopeful. (Copyright, by New York Herald Co., 1904.) TOKIO. March 8.-(New York Herald Cablegram Special Telegram to Ths Bss.) The Vladivostok squadron Is at sea and it is reported was engaged yesterday by the Japanese fleet. The result Is not yet announced, but It Is believed the Russian ships have been destroyed, or captured. British Expert Opinion. (Copyright, by New York Herald Co., 1904.) LONDON. March 9 (New York Herald Cablegram Special Telegram to Ths Bee.) Yesterday was again a blank here so far as actual news from ths theater of war waa concerned, but Admiral Ingles, writ ing In the Daily Telegraph, makes an In-. terestlng comment on what yesterday aftJ ernoon's newspapers characterised as the Vladivostok mystery. He says: There seems little doubt that ths Vladi vostok ships have actually got out to sea. It is reported from one quarter that they are protecting a land force which Is march ing along the coast from Vladivostok to Wonson. Of course this la a loose state ment. The protective value of a fleet In such circumstances goes no further than shelling the opponents of such a force or supplying the troops with food or guard lng their communications against attack from the sea when marching close to ths beach. , "If the Vladivostok squadron Is hugging the coust and steering southward with any Idea of thl sort. Its position, like tha policeman's, 'Is not a happy one.' To ths north Is the squadron of Togo's ships watching and following the Ruslans, and,' of course. It Is quite evldpnt that to the' south, off Wonson, there must be a large naval Japune.se force' protecting tha land ing of troops, so that one may say that for the Vladivostok fleet to keep to the coast on its course southward would be a most hazardous proceeding. "I tried to get some Information yester-, day out of k naval man who knows mast things, and he said to me: 'The best thing the Russians can do is to go home by the Pacific and coal at Honolulu." "He at any rate has given up hopes Of a naval genlua arising out of the ashes of the Russian far eastern fleet." American Kavai Vlsw, (Copyright, by New York Herald. Co., 1804.) NEW YORK, March 8. (New York Her-, aid Service Special Telegram to The Bee.) There appears now to bs no doubt In the minds of naval experts that giant cruisers of Russia's Vladivostok squadron are facing a hard battle. It is oonceded that they are at sea and soon must engage the Japanese warships that have got be tween them ami Vladivostok. St. Petersburg admits the gravity of tha situation, but believes the great vessels will be able to take the measure of their opponents. Toklo goes beyond this and sends out reports that a battle has taken place and that the cruisers have been captured or destroyed. This rumor, however, appears undoubtedly to be untrue, as It would not seem probable that Toklo could learn of such an engagement without Its confirma tion appearing In some other quarter. No Second Bombardment. .ST. PETERSBURG, March 8,-There Is no truth in the report that the Japanese fleet bombarded Vladivostok all day long yesterday. According to the latest Infor mation the fleet simply showed Itself and sailed away without firing a gun. One reason for the appearance of the Japanese In northern waters advanced here Is their probable desire to regain possession of ths Island uf rlaglialtou, wliiuli was ceded to Russia by Japan. It Is pointed out that the whole of Japan will be threatened with famine if the food supply dortved from the Island of ?aghallon fisheries U cut off. Nine-tenths ef the exports go to Japan, In addition to which Japanese boats have been carrying on piratical Ash ing along the coast, which has exhausted the flsh supply of the Amur estuary. Ths native tribes there are suffering from hun ger and typhua Tho Russian government will preparo a gunboat flotilla on tho Amur to provide protection to ths fish eries as soon as the river Is free from Ice. Guards Secret of squadron. The whereabout of Captain Rettsenstein's Vladivostok squadron la naiafudy guarded by the military authorities, but thsra Is a strong Imprest-ion hem that when the ivn Japanese warship appeared off the harbor Sunday and yesterday the Russian squad ron was outside. erhaps down the coast, cn-oprrating with tha Russian land fores near the mouth of the Too man river. If the Russians wore outside and lhe Japa nese definitely ascertained that fact a big sea. fight Is protHibly Imminent, as It Is con sidered rertnln that the Japanese In that case will lie on and off Vladlvoatok to pro vent the return of the Russians, giving UstUs U Uy are ctuigtit la th vo