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rnXnTnTnTsTBsTbllt i PART I. 3 PAGES 1 TO 12. yWlAltlww ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871. SUNDAY MORNING-, MAY 1, 1904 FORTY PAGES. SINGLE COPY FIVE CENTS. POPE SCORES A POINT XodnoH Emperor William Hot U Ifest Fnnob President at laples. PEASON Of KAISER'S SUDDEN HOMECOMING Intended to Aroid Possibility of Meeting Lcnbet in Italian Waters. OCLCASSE TO MAKE TRIP TO VATICAN Pop Proposes to Make Position Clear in Letter to Friuch Clergy. FINAL BREAK WITH FRANCE IS COKING S.nelo to Lear Pari aad Frk Aakuitlor to be NetlBed that Ha la Persona Ram Grata. Copyr1gbt lr4, by Press Publishing Co.) HOME, April . (New Tork World Ca blegram Special Telegram.) Now that President Loubet ha a left Italy, tt haa transpired that the sudden termination of Jtmperor William's yachting cruise In Itnl Un water, which waa originally Intended to laat until Mar 6. waa the reault of Vati can diplomacy. Aa soon aa It waa defll fcltely settled that the French president, Jter leaving Home, thould go to Naplea for the naval review. Abbot Krug of Monte Csoslno, a special favorite of the German ruler, waa aent poet haele to Naplea, where h aubmltted to Emperor William how dis pleased the pope would be If the German emperor ahould meet the French president while still actively enguged In an act of hostility to the Vatican authorttlea by his tail to Xome. ' Whatever arrangements bad been made for a meeting of the two rulers on Med iterranean waters were then broken off, and the German emperor consented to Cut short uls stay and to return as aoon aa possible to Germany so aa to avoid even the possibility of meeting M. Lou bet, and thus embarrassing the Holy Bee. Hie re turn through Venice Instead of Genoa, aa previously arranged, waa also caused by his dealro to comply with the wishes of the pope. Information obtained by the Gaulols and persistant reports In Vatican circle assert that Emperor William will coma to Borne on a personal visit to the pope nest month.' The visit will be attended by great eclat and formality In order to overshadow aa much as possible the effects of M. Loubet'e Journey to Rom, , " - ' - Delao Cornea to Rosa. Ths visit of M. Delcass. the French foreign minister, to the cardinal secretary of stut la to take place, now that the French president has left Italy, Cardinal TJal Val consented to receive the French mlnlaler In Informal audience on condition that M. Delcaaee come direct from Ni pies to the Vatican, as In that case he would -not be a guest of the Italian king aott Ills Visit would be in perfect accord- pin. oti.ii y.wwwuw. ...... W ..... I . Ths pope will Issue a formal protest 4 gainst the action of ths French president n visiting th king of Italy In the ones .Capital seat of ths pope's temporal power. It will be In the form of an anoatollo letter to the French clergy, detailing at torn length the reasons why ths Holy Be has always discouraged the visit of rulers of Catholic nations to Horns sine Its occupa tion by ths Italian government's troops. Mgr. Lorenaelll, ths nuncio at Farts, has practically broken off relatione with the French ministry and his recall Is expected at any moment, while the French gov ernment will be notified that M. Nlaard, the French ambassador to the Vatican, la no longer persona grata. ' It. la rumored that M. Combe will aoon insert In the Journal, Official ths name of the five new bishops whom the French government Insisted should be appointed to the vacant see against ths wishes of the Vatican. Such a step on the part of the French premier, which has so far been strenuously resisted by M. Loubet. who refused to sign ths necessary decree, will be another casus belli. fctUCH TROUBLED BY CLOTHES Oa Pay It la Toe Few aad tk Mat T My that Ar Mat . Pal r. (Copyright. 104, by Press Publishing Co.) . PARIS, April .-(New Tork World Ca blecraaa Special Telegram.) Mile, earlier, a well known French actress who recently won a suit with a Paris theatrical man- j gr oa th ground that he compelled her to go oa th stag without sufficient clothing, I has mora litigation oo ber hands now In ths form of sn action to prove that sh really has to many clothe. In th first suit. Mils. Carller contended that th manager humiliated her by com pelling her to appear la what eh said was practically th nude. At ber trial. Mile. Carller pranced out Into th tribunal la clothing that sbs probably brought In an envelop. Th Judge, after long de liberation, decided that th coatum was Indecent. In the new litigation Mile. Carller la being soed by a dressmaker, who wanta ber par 'or some $4,000 worth of gowns. All "art la wandering If th courts will compel 'tbe octrees to parsd In th gowns for which th maker says sh has never been paid. PRINCESS NOW RIDES ASTRIDE Maey Other f th lasrl Kagllsh Waaa Art Adapting; th Caatos. (Copyright. 104, by Press Publishing Co.) LONDON, April . (New Tor. World Cablegram Special Telegram ) Th youth ful Prince Victoria of Walea la being taught to rid astride. This style of riding haa made a bold bid for popularity la re cent yeara Prince Victoria's coatum Include ' a kilted, skirt snd a doubl-braatd reefer. Whea oo horseback, no oaa would know that aha waa following th aew atyU but tor th fact that her skirt appears on both sides of th pony. The advantage of th style are thus ex plained by the editor of th Tailor and Cutter: It lersena th danger of accident and Insure greater comfort for both rider and here. Tbe latter fact la recognised at sev eral hunting canter, aotably Exmoor, wher a large proportion of the women adopt the latest style. They (lad It en able these ta rover much greater ulstaace with lea fatlgu than that M) tailed under Us aid eystoia- AMERICANS FLOCK TO LONDON Bee a t Monopolise Things at the Fashionable West East (Copyright. 104. by Press Publishing Co.) LONDON,- April SO. (New Tork World Cablegram Special Telegram.) The Influx of Americans wa marked during the last week when London's West End restaurant Seemed to be monopolised by them. On Wednesday night. In the Palm Court dining room, at the Carlton the duke and the ducheaa of Manchester gave a big party and contrary to her cuatom, her grace donned some fine diamonds and an exceptionally smart toilette. At another table, quite near. Princess HatxfeMt entertained a laughing. Joyous party. It Included counteas FabbrtcotU. who sat next to Count BadenL of the Rus sian embassy; and Mrs Temperly, who goes much with the princess now. After dinner, all the women guests at this table smoked cigarettes, as did most of the American women sitting around. Lord and lady Yarmouth, had a table reserved for some American friends. Mr, and Mrs, Thaw were the chief guests. Another American group included A. F. Basset and Mr. and Mra. Dugalle. Count Ward had the largest psrty of the week snd elaborate decorations dis tinguished the long table which seated bis twenty-four guests. For the first time sine her marriage with Ernest Cunard. Mrs. Cunard. baa arranged to give on June 1 a big ball for her daughter. Miss Florence Padelford. Ths data ha been announced In order to prevent other hostesses giving parties on the same night. Mrs. Cunard haa taken every precaution to Insure success, and to be quite sure of the services of Wurms, whose orchestra Is indispensable for a smart ball, she offered him double his ususl extravagant fee so that he -should not leave the ball when half through to go to another house. The other fashionable hostesses srs furious at thla action because it will cer tainly spoil Wurms; who In future will not be content unless he is engaged under ths same conditions. Mrs. Cunsrd's houss on Portman square, which haa been re decorated and altered lately, will preaent the effect of a floral bower, ao beautiful are the designs for Unlng the walls with greenery snd flowers. All social London will be present. Mis Padelford is admired everywhere and Is asked out much more than any other girl in town. Th newest American addition to London society Is Mrs Henry Slegel of New Tork, For the laat three months shs has been In Europe, chiefly on the continent, where sbs entertained a good deal for her daughter, who la coming out In London this season. Mra Slegel will not taks a house here, but will make the Carlton her headquarters. Bhe will rent a pretty house up the river Themes. As few Americans have river residences here. It will be plessant for her many compatriots, who have town houses to go there to spend week end. Miss Biegel Is very good looking, while her great wealth no doubt will act as a sort of magnet for tk fashionable youth of London. ANARCH IN ' UNITED STATES French sociologist Writes of HI laa '.' prslons Qalaed la This Cooatry. (Copyright, 1804, by Press Publishing Co.) PARIS, April la (New York World Ca blegramSpecial Telegram.) Paul Ohio, ths noted sociologist, has Just published a . book entitled "A Journey Through the Land of Anarchism" In which he gives ths reeults of his studies in th United State and his impressions of Nsw Tork. Peterson. N. J., and Chicago as ths most prominent seats of anarchism. Ha says the principal complaint of as aichists sgalnst state authority In America Is ths result of th absorption of th Indl vidua! . liberty of cltlsens by th monopoly cf political power In the hands of a few In dividual. The existence of trusts, with the consequent Increasing cost of life. Is given as on of the principal accusations th anarchist make against social condl tloruvln ths United States. He says American anarchlets now. con fin the work to passive resistance against th governing power . without violence of any kind. In hi opinion, th poetical pro. ductlons of Walt Whitman havs greatly contributed to make the anarchical Idea a peaceful one In America. Of Peterson he says that, although th center of violent anarchism. It . has of - lat . become more quiet, anarchy even there losing It tragical characteristic and making of th New Jersey town only a center of discussion for dissatisfied workmen. In Chicago M. Ohio found that most of the anarchists were Blsvs and gav their doctrine the dignity of retlgoua belief, moat adapted to their mystic nature. GERMANY TO BE PROTECTOR Cat belle Missions No Uaxer Cad th W lag of th Fremeh Repablle, (Copyright, 104. by Press Publishing Co.) ROME. April 0.-New Tork World Cablegram-Special Telegram ) A papal brief Is being prepared by order of Tluu X hand' Ing over to Germany the protectorate of the colonial Catholic missions hitherto ex- en-teed by Franc. Palestine, which has been for long the bone of contention. Is now to be under the care of the German representative and ths German ambassador at ionsianunopie. Another and even more Important Inno vation la that of making the study of Oer- msn obligatory . la the ecclesiastical scad emy of noble, which Is ths school of sll the church diplomats. All nuns and rep reaeatativea of th Holy Be abroad will hereafter speak German and not confine themselves exclusively to French, a has been the custom. QUEEN MAKES CHURCH PRESENT iwl" nepaye breetlasr t Itallaa Parish la ' Detroit. (Copyright. 1S04. by Press Publishing Co.) PIACENZA. April .-New Tork World Cablegram-Special Telegram.) Rev. Fran' cla Baccherinl. who haa charge ef a parish among th Italian of Detroit. Mich., and who haa been visiting hla native country for the laat three months, has received from Dowager Queen Margaret the gift of a magnificent chasuble, a sliver chalice and a mlaaal for th u of hi church In America. Father Beccherinl called recently en the dowager Queen and expressed the loyal sea tlmeats of ths parishioners toward th Itallaa royal family, with th reeull that th queen promssed to send ta bsi parish church ft porsooal aaemealav AT AMERICA'S MERCY resell Maanfaotarert Admit They Ifut Bare ths Cotton of the United JJtatea, NOTHING SO GOOD GROWN IN THE WORLD He Matter Wait Ita Pr o The Ifott Have it or Quit Bniinoss, SOUDAN COTTON CANNOT DISPLACE IT Useless to Join with British and Belgian! to Grow It, QUESTION OF DOLLARS ALSO INVOLVED AaTala la This Field the Froaehmea Coaelder the Contest a Hepele .. Oa and Vt It Dews, (Copyright, 1H, by Frees Publishing Oo ) PARIS, April SO. (New Tork World Ca blegramSpecial Telegram.) Representa tives of a syndicate of cotton manufactur er from Roubalx and Lille held a meeting this week In the Paris Chamber d Com merce to vote on the question of Joining with English and Belgian manufacturers In a scheme to suppress American specu lation In cotton. The plan advanced was to discover somewhere on the glob a hew field for cultivating ootton. Gaston SInette. a leading manufacturer of cotton goods In France, waa ths chief apeaker. He violently opposed the plan for several excellent reason. He declared that the Soudan cotton was unfit for man ufacturing purposes and It could never come Into competition with th American product. He ssld that nowhere In the world can the equal of th American prod uct be found, and that no matter how far American speculation might go, manufac turer on the continent would be forced t accept th situation. He ssld a large amount of capital would be required for the project and that In the matter of hard dollar they could never hop to compete with the Americans. After a etormy session ths proposition to Join with th British snd Belgians was voted down by a larg majority. JEALOUS WOMAN'S REVENGE Almost , Kills Brother at Rival and II I laaaa for a Time. (Copyright, 104. by Frees Publishing Co.) LTON8. Franc. April 0. (New Tork World Cablegram Special Telegram.) A crime that distinctly reverts to the middle ages, that could have been plotted only by a Jealoua woman, baa Just been committed st Eoully. a vlllag near her. Th vic tim of th crime wa Jean Coindr. only U yeara old, and Innocent, of any wrong doing. Fortunately, hs capd with his lifs. but for a long tras he) was hysterics! aaA kept crying: . - - fhwy ara JtlUlriat whm I am assassinated. t see them: there they are they ask m how I wish to die." The pollc bav no doubt that a. woman whoss lover Jilted her to marry Jean Colndre's sister, wreaked her vengeance on th young man. Long this woman nursed her jealous anger, await ing ber opportunity a to wound her suc cessful rival through her brother, whom she dearly loves. The chance Came when Jean, returning from hla term of military duty, went to his sister's house at Ecully at night. He did not knew that shs and all her servants were at th city tempor arily. Several men and women met Coindr at th gate of th park which surrounds his sister's hour. They seised him, and, shrieking, "How do you wish to die?" quickly bound and gagged him. They car ried him, struggling, to a small laks In ths psrk and hurled him Into ths water sgatn and again until he was nearly at his last gasp, t But this was not enough They : dragged him . to th house, broke open a door, filled a bath tub with water and Immersed him until, as they thought, he was deed. Then his assailants stripped Coindr and wrapped him In a dosen fins dresses and lingerie 'belonging to his sister. - Th garments were out, torn, mutilated, and It waa thl fact that first aroused ths suspicion of th pollc that a Jealous woman had been venting ber fury. The band whom she employed then discovered a larg coffer of carved wood. They emptied this, plaoed In It ths still senseless young man, piled on top of him a mat tress, pillows, bed clothing, closed the coffer's lid and departed. But., to mske doubly sure of Colndre's death they crammed the box a full of materials that they defeated their very purpose. They started soma of the boards In ths old coffer, a little air was ad mltted to Coindr. and hla delirious but muffled cries brought to his aid early In the morning a gardener, who cams from his home nearby tq perform Ms usual du tie In th psrk, snd who quickly discov ered th door had been broken opera. MEASURE THE LIFE OF RADIUM Scientists Estisaat Atsa Will Cssnael la Elevew Bis. dred Ts (Copyright. 1904. by Press Publishing Co.) LONDON, April .-Nw Tork World Cablegram SpeclaJ Telegram.) Aa th re tilt of long and minute experiments. Sir William Ramsay and Mr. Boddy hare sue ceeded In measuring th life of radium. Mr. Boddy read a paper before th Royal society yesterday describing th Joint in vestigation of tb change of th radium emanation Into helium. Their conclusion I that th average life of an atom of radium I about LIM years. In addition they measured the extraordi nary amount of energy which lie dormant In a radium atom, and is gradually given out aa beat when It begin to break up. The radium emanation containa MI.00A time a much energy ss an equal weight of mixed hydrogen and oxygen, on of the moat powerful explosive. PAIR IN DEMAND AT WEDDINGS Girl at Wis as Boy . ot Sis Boaght Attar a A I. ' taadaata. Mach (Copyright. 104. by Press Publishing Co.) LONDON. April Ift. tNew Tork World Cablegram Special Telegram ) Two of tbe most popular wedding attendants In Lon don are Mia Daphn Bourk. aged t, and ths Hon- Maynaxd OrevUle. Just turned g Tb beauty of thl youthful pair Is famous and she aa a flower girl and It a a page they are In demand for moet of tha smart waddings f th season. WAITING ON CHAMBERLAIN Preteetlealrt raaapalsra Laagralshes feeeaaee H I T 111 ta rweh It. (Copyright. 1901 by Press Publishing Co.) LONDON. April .-New Tork World Cablegram Special Telegram.) Joseph Chaaberlaln's political plana remain wrapped In mystery. His return. Instead of seeing a revival of the protectionist cam paign, has marked Its complete cessation. His only public engagement for th near future Is the meeting In Birmingham, May 22. He haa cancelled all his other speaking appointments. Mrs. Chamberlain said last week to a woman friend that sh was entirely op posed to her husband's returning boms, aa bs had benefited little by Ms holiday and needed a much longer rest, but he In sisted on being present In the House of Common to hear his son's budget speech. He has been St his home In Birmingham all the week, but It Is considered prob able that he will go away again, ss all possibility of a general election now seems to be deferred until next year. Th collapse of the protectionist cam paign Is dus In part to Mr. Chamberlain's Inactivity, but also the difficulties that have arisen In the attempt of his expert advisors to drsw up a model tariff. The astuteness of Prims Minister Bal four's gam In confining himself to advo cating retaliation, while Mr. Chamberlain burned hla boats behind him by going ths whole protectionist scheme, is now gen erally recognised, and It Is regarded as art the least evidence of Mr. Chamberlain's relaxed mental grasp that he, a past master In electioneering finesse, should allow him self to b outwitted by Mr. Balfour, who oppose as a plain, straightforward, British gentleman. HARMLESS AS FRENCH DUEL V Haagarisa laveata Shell which Will Stu iply Fat aa Arsay ta Bleep. (Copyright, 1804, by Press Publishing Co.) BUDAPEST. April SO. (New Tork World Cablegram Special Telegram.) At last It has been discovered how to make a mili tary omelette without breaking th eggs. Hereafter war may be bloodless; ships. companies, battalions, whole armies may be placed hors ds. combat, but only tem porarily. In the middle of the w'ldest charges squadrons of cavalry may be re duced from a ststs of heroic ' fury Into peaceful slumber. In a word, a Hungarian scientist-philan thropist has Invented a shell, which on bursting, liberate a gas warranted to stupefy all who breaths It without caus ing any permanent or serious effect. When such a soporific shell bursts be tween decks on a battleship, ths crew will promptly lie down to sleep and awaken. perhaps, to find themselves prisoners In a hostile fleet. Let a number of such shells sxplods over a fortress and not only th fortress but ths garrison will fall Into coma. Scientific ally speaking. It Is entirely possible that this gas-charged ahall will do all that Its Invenor olslms. Hs Is now In. communica tion with ths Jspaness government, so It Is not Jne robabl that Port Arthur and Vladivostok may be as quiet soon 'a ths palso' of the- sleeping beauty. Th In ventor's Hungarian hatred toward Russia. dating back to IMS, prevented Mm from ap proaching the rsar, to whoa pacific ideas a human shell should strongly appeal. Of course, such a shell would revolution' Ixa warfare. The hospital corps would be come the moet Important branch of th service snd would need to be enormously increased In order that prostrated combat ants could be removed from the field and restored to consciousness. DON CARLOS FILES PROTEST ObJeete ta Renewal of Religiose Em. , blems from French Coarts of Jaetlee. (Copyright. IfSH, by Press Publishing Co.) ROM 23, April 10.(New yor World Ca Diegram Special Telegram.) Don Carloa. the Bourbon pretender, haa written a letter to Count Vrbaun de Main, hi tepresenta tive In Fisnc. protesting In th nam of Catholiey sgalnst tha suppression of relig ious emblems in ths French courts of Jus tlce. He calls the act of the French govern ment "sn Impious, sacrilege and an outrage to a Catholic nation." He protests aa a descendant of St. Louis snd of Louis XIV and as the oldest son of ths church against the 'diabolic spite" which prompted th action o( the French ministry. it is oeneveo ty those who know of in intimacy existing between the pope and th Spanish pitender that this protest was inspired at the Vatican. WEALTH OF ITALY IS SMALL Only VeOO Per Capita If Valae All Property I Cea. ' alderedL. of (Copyright, 1104. by Press PubUsMng Co.) NAPLES. April f0.-New Jork World Cablegram Special Telegram.) Prof. Nattl. th great statistician, has Just published a study on ths financial conditions of Italy. Tha total possessions of tha country he calculates at 1,900.000, which give an avar- sgs of 1400 for each Inhabitant; while In Franc th proportion la fl.OM. and In th United State fi.SOO. Only 1, 00,000 acres are to be found In Italy. Th largest Ital Ian fortun Is no more than 131,000,000. CLOSES CITY HEADQUARTERS Hearst Ha Ahasdesed Haffmaa Haasa O Bices asd Looks to Other State. (Copyright by New York Herald Co., U04.) NEW YORK. April .-New Tork Her ald Service Special to The Bee.) Seeing no hop of hi presidential boom so far as th state of New York Is concerned, Wll I lam R Hearst has closed his headquar- tera In th Hoffman house. HI campaign mamager and clerical force have moved out and have been sent to state where Mr. Hearst believes bs has a chance of getting delegates. Three larg room on th first floor of th hotel had been rented. From the headquarters literature was sent out to all points eaet of Chicago, so that they war actually Mr. Hearst eastera head quarters. Bine tha stats convention adopted the unit rule and Instructed the delegates for Judge Parker. Mr. Hearst has decided that to continue to maintain headquarters In New Tork would be a wast of money. He has llttls expectation of getting any mors delegate In sny of th eastern states. There 'are several Hearst clubs la the city of New Tork and throughout the tat, and It Is understood that thsae will now bo allowed to so out of ltne quietly. FIRST BIG BATHE ON V ALU OPElilKC OF TUB FAIR 8t Lonls Wtlcornet the World to the Pro.- reat of nineteenth Century Ow liiation. THOUSANDS CROWD THE FAIR GROUNDS Tolling of Bel's and Crash of Bandi An- nsnnce Beginning of Exposition. PROMPTNESS AND SIMPLICITY FEATURES Aetna! Opening of the Great Event Begins Slightly Ahead of Time. PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT IS SIGNALLED First Appearaaco of the Foamlasj Cascades Greeted hy Cheers as Water Dashes Over th Whit larllaes. ST. LOUIS. April .-Representing a larger expenditure than any similar enter prise heretofore attempted on this conti nent, greater in It ambition and wider In Ita scop than any previous effort of its kind, ths Louisiana Purchase exposition waa formally opened thla afternoon. The Inaugural exercise could hardly have been Improved upon. They were simple, were carried through without delay and without a halt or delay of any description. Th weather waa without flaw. No fairer day from dawn to sunset could have been hoped for. The handling of the crowds. the guarding of enclosures, sacred to the participants In th exercises, and th po Ice work generally could not have been bet tered. Thla work was In the hands of offi cers of the regular army. It was arranged that President Roosevelt should press the button at exactly 11 o'clock, but when that hour arrived, several of ths addresses had not been completed. At approximately 13:15, St. Louis time, in order that hi tlmo might not be en croached upon, the signal waa given to President Roosevelt that all things were ready. His response was quick and In a few seconds, came the answering touch over the wire from the Whits House. This officially opened the exposition, but It was detormlned to conclude ths program, and the signal for th actual opening, for the unfurling of the flags, the r nglng of bells and th operation 'of th great eaeads was not given by Director of Works Tay lor until 1:04. Starts Ahead of Tim. It waa several' minutes later than that when President Francis of the exposition formally announced that th fair was open to tha world. He made the declaration with a laugh, for th bands war playing, the crowds were cheering and th people wer scrambling from Jhelr seats to watch th rise of the curtain upon th drama 1 with whoa prologue of five long yeara tnay war all familiar. From th time that Director of Works Taylor waved Us baton with the fluttering ribbon of whit aa a signal for tbe actual opening, th exposition aa the epitome of human achievement waa the thing with th people and speeches of men were In the background. President Francis was tha first to realise this, and hla hearty 1-uh ss he shouted to his fleeing audience showed his unqualified Joy in th fact. Thoasands Throsgh Grsaads. Tha official hour for opening the fair was o'clock, at which hour officials of the exposition, members of the national com mission and Board of Lady Managers were scheduled to meet at the' administration building. Long before that time th grounds were filled with nearly half the population of the city of St Louis and the remainder apparently was thronging into the exposi tion grounds. To th many thousands of local population wer added many more who came in on excursion trains last night and this morning. Although no special effort was mads by th management of th exposition to secure a large attendance for the opening day, the crowd waa fully as largs as that which filled the grounds on year ago, when the exposition build ings wer dedicated with so much pomp and ceremony. Promptly at th hour set th officers and director of ths exposition. th members of th national commission and of th Board of Lady Managers' were gathered at the administration building, where, aa rap Idly as possible, they wer formed Into a procession and marched to the plasa of St. Louis, in th center of the grounds, whers the formal exercises of the opening wer conducted. At the head of the column waa a detachment of the Jefferson Exposi tion guards, who are to do pollc duty within th exposition while It continue Then came th Philippine scouts' band, followed by th Philippine scouts, an Im posing body of men, who marched well. Behind them, and leading the officers and directors of th exposition, came Sousa's band. Following the exposition officers were the members of ths national commis sion, and last of all, ths Board of Lady Managers, some of whom went on foot, while others preferred the more luxurious method of riding In carriages. Fsrclgs Repreaestatlvee la Lis. After the column from the administra tion building entered the plasa, a long Una, formed of representatives of foreign governments, which had assembled In the hall of congresses, cams pouring Into the plasa from another avenue. This column was also beaded by a detachment of the Jefferson guards, followed by a band. At the head of the line. Immediately behind tbe music, wtre the members of the ex position committee on foreign relations; then came commissioners and representa tives of foreign governments which ar accredited to the United States, marching In th order of presentation of credential to tb exposition. Following thee came representatives of government having mln isters accredited to the United Btates gov ernment, and then a great number of other repreaentatlvea of foreign governments and colonies, also In tha order of the presanta tlon of their credentials to ths exposition. This column presented by fsr the gsyest appearance of th day,' for th foreigners mad a prodigal display of gold lac and blight colors, in glittering contrast to ths blsck silk hats and dark frock eoata which were so prominent smong ths officials and dlgntvrtes of ths exposition. A third column cams shortly sfterwsrd, formed of representatives of the states and territorial governments In the union. The participants In ths exercise quickly took their place at th foot of th Loui siana monument, where a small stsnd bad been e reeled for the speakers and aeats Continued oa Becood Pag. riRST LAND BATTLE Indication srp that the ftrat ronl land battle- of the war baa been fouKbt, and a report I that Jnpun haa added another vlrtory to Ita credit. While there U no eonflnnatlon of the reMrt It ts not surprising-, aa It baa been lelleved tlmt the first en frageiiient wohM take place some where near the scene of the preaent flghtlnK. e thp BEE RULLFTIN Forecast for Nebraska Fair la Bast, Showers la Weat Portlos Ssaday and Moadsy. Pa a. 1 Pop Scores Polat oa FYs see. Cotton Cosssmers st Merer of V. 8. St. Loals BxposKloa Kow Opea. Report of Jopsaese Land Victory. 3 Homesteaders la Harry for Land. 8 News from All Parts ot Nebraska. 4 Democrat Ar Fighting la Secret. I. P. Will Stay Is Assoclstloa. B Msa'a Life tioes Oat with Hose, Promise of New ssrtera Sometime Omsba to Have Home for Travelers A Past Week la Omaha Society. T Chlaese Are Veesslsc Restless. S) Cosneil BIsST sad Iowa New. Visitor to Fair Killed Is Wreck. Call for Cash to Pay for the rssaL 10 Sporting Invents of th Day. 11 Fiaanrlal a ad Commervlal. IS Cosdltloa of Omaha Trade. Id Amnaemoat. 15 sporting Review of tho Week. 16 Jhpaa Diet Sspports Onversmest. IT Maklsg of the City Besstlfal. Law Goverslagr Child Labor. S4 to 40 Tho Illsstrated Be. Temperatar at Omaha Yesterday. Hoar. De. Hoar. Dec. B a. m BS 1 p. m..,.,. ri a. m bo a p. m y T a. m S4 8 . m Y3 4 p. a. .'..., T3 a. m 03 Bp. m T3 Waa S p. a r It a. aa T p. an Tl IB m TO STORY OF FIGHT IS DENIED Rssstss Insist No Saeh Japaaes Force Ha Crossed th Vala as Yet. (Copyright. 1904. by Press Publishing Co.) NEW YORK, April 30.-New York Her ald Cablegram Special Telegram to Th Ba) On Information, the sourc of which wa not mad public, th State department at Washington Issued the statement yes terday that a great battle on the Yalu had resulted In a complete victory for tb Jap anese. Tb data on Which th engagement Is ssld to have taken place waa given as last Tues day, April S6, but from Bt. Petersburg lat last night cam dispatches which declared that tb Washington report was not con firmed, it being added that such a battle and result were Impossible. Report from the Yalu up to Thursday, April it. were In hand In St. Petersburg. and whll It waa admitted that skirmishing waa frequent, no battle had been fought. The movements across the river of the Japanese wer reported, but no fore largo enough to engage the Russian army has yet reached the Manchurian bank. It hav ing been stated that 16,000 Japanese had attacked 10,000 Russians. Expert military opinion in th European capital wa that the. first wsek In May would sea an Important battl fought. JAPAN HAS BLOODLESS VICTORY Rnsslaas Aver that Yala AsTalr la. volves No Defeat. ST. PBTER8BURO, April K.-U.6 p. m. Tb reported big Japanese victory on tb Yalu I pronounced her to be impossible unless the Japaness chose to Interpret their practically unimpeded passage of th river a a great victory. A tb Ruaslans have little mor than observation outposts, Wlta a few guns, to harrasa th crossing of th Japanese beyond skirmishing, Is de clared by a member of the general staff to have been out of the question. Llao Yang Is connected by wire with th headquarters of th general commanding tbe out poii t and It is presumed that th commander would report Immediately any incident ot Importance, but tb latest In formation of skirmishing la covered in a atatement Issued by th general staff to night. All nsws f.om th front Indicate that tb armies of General Kurokl and General Oki, comprising about lOO.OuO men, are being rapidly pushed forward and will bo thrown across th Yalu as speedily as possible. Japanese transports have also appeared at tbe mouth of the river, and supported by a few warships, will assist In the opera tion. The Japanese seem to be following closely the tactics pursued by them during the Chlno-Japunese war, having already occuped Kulltn Cheng, above An Tung, wher they crossed In 186. Th beginning of serious land fighting la considered to be not (ar distant, although a heavy movement of troops may not begin for several days, notwtthstsndlng tbs Japanese are crossing at several points above WIJu. peaultory picket firing Is occurring con stantly, but no Importance Is attached to It. Some surprU Is manifested even her that practically no attempt waa mad to Imped th enemy's forcea, In explanation of this, it is significantly Intimated by mem bers of . th general staff that General Kouropatkln haa sum secret plana and that th Japanese may soon find themselves In a trsp. General Kouropatkin'e skill as a strategist Is a thing In which th Russian army reposes a blind faith. Within the last few days General Kouro patkln has advised tha emperor that he Is well satisfied with ths disposition msds of th Russian troops to meet the Japane advanc upon th Feng lluan Cheng Una He has also mad a favorable report upon th strength of ths Hal Cheng Una above New Chwang snd th condition n ths Llao Tung peninsula. IS REPORTED Japanese An Alleged to Have Wen Victory in Tint Important Engagement DETAILS OF EIGHT ARE. AS YET KEAGEI Hot Expected Eo 80011, bnt Weather Helps the Movement of Troops JAPANESE ATTACK SUPERIOR NUMBER Thirty Tbonund Butr.ans Engage hy Six teen ThotmnJ of Enemy. JAPS AIM FOR UNIFORMS OF THE FOE Whll Not O ear lolly CoaBrmed, Bat 11 , I Ssbstaaf lated hy Romero Apparently Reliable Be areas. (Copyright, by New Terk Herald Co., 104.) ST. PETERSBURG, April P0.-(Nw TorJt Herald Cablegram Special Telegram to The Be.) Th knowledge that on Japan division Is over th Yalu and another 1 ready to land near Tort Arthar gtre military msn th Impression that Im portant fighting, or what th Russian call th "commencement of tbe war," Is Im minent Peopl are asking how th Ruswtaa fleet oam to Sink a Japan transport carry ing auch a Valuable cargo aa coal A communication from Teener! Kce.r patkln wa published thla afternoon. It mentioned th fact thac th Japan bad crossed th Yalu, . alee xpreain'rig th opinion that aa Immediate action waa a likely. WASHINGTON.. Aprl) .-Reports have reached th Seat department, the swortig of which th fRcsais do not car to di vulge, to th effect that a great battle hag been fought on the Yalu fiver, resulting; In a complete Japanese victory. Itail ar unobtainable. ' ' ' Th Japanese legation her ha no newt confirming there reports, but th nuatier asa aroused Intense inirt In official circles. Reports from- time to Urns her reached th Washington government from agents Ir th field Indicates that th tw groat armies would not com In touch be tor May 1. and that what has heretafor oc curred wa nothing mor than sners ut- poet skirmishes and collisions betweeo scouting parties, it la believed now, how ever, tbat th weather oendlUana ' In Manchuria Improved sufficiently ta facil itate the movement ' of Jtroopa , and artillery and that the two van guard have onsequently com together a few day, la advanc ot tbe expected date.-' Th Stat department's advice plso the acer.'e of th Japane oroeslng of th Yal at Chin Urn Cheng, a town on tha Man churian sloj of tk river, which It is re garded was flually captured by tb Japan ese. The date oi 1 the battl la stated ta bav been last Tuesday and th delay In receiving th news Is ascribed to the ab sence of telegraph fsclUUe In thla. retael quarter of Manchuria. Bay Fighting tostlase. . KAUPANG TZB, Manchuria, April SO.-. At 10 a. m. th first battl at . tit war la persistently reported to bav occurred en th Yalu river. Sixteen thousands Japan crossed ths stream 7fcuisdaj aa4 attacked SO.OOO Russians, who wer straaly fortified, It la rumored this morning that, th Japan ese wer reinforced and that tb battl eontlnusa The Japanese ' sriarpeJieetet killed many Russian efAoara, who a form wer conspicuous, Bhaa Hal Kwaa Hoar Report. SHAN HA I KWAN. April 18.-4 p. m.-Th report of a big battl an tha Yalu river bav been given considerable subs lac Uatieu by Information brought In by four Daal-a missionaries who bav just arrived her from New Chwang. When the missionaries left Antung tea daye ago the Russian In that vicinity numbered to.uuo men and occupied strongly fortified positions between Antung and th AJ river, which l about twenty mile north- east of Antung. Ther also wer small Husslan force at Hsu Yen and Fuafl Cheng, wher baae had been established. The two place ar respectively about slxty-flv and forty-flv mile to the north west of Antung. ; Tb Russian along tb railroad line, ac cording to tb missionaries, war burning bean cake, endeavoring with sera success, to prevent th export ef thla product. Admiral Reports mm stsgtaajemeal. TOKIO, April tO-4 p. dintral Hosoya, commanding ths Third squadron, reports that on-the morning "of April tt gunboat fired on th enemy at tho mouth of the Yalu river, but the Ruaelan did not reply. Later a fleet of email ships, armed with cannon, opened fir on VA ef the enemy at Sandoroto and the latter retreated te the mountains, leaving many wounded. Tb Japanese had no casualties. Uslss Ha No Report. LONDON. April M.-Th Japan lega tion up to 5:1 p. six. has received mo con firmation of th reported Important en gagement between th Japane and Rus sian forces on the Yslu river, but th effl clals take It a quit probable. Tb main body of tho Japanese army la believed t have traversed the mountain passes 'and crossed th Yalu l0 mile from the sa with ths object of taking ths Russian forcea near th mouth f th river la th rear. Th legation 1 of th opinion that the Japsnes operations at the mouth of th Yalu were merely In the nature of a feint Hear Nothing from Tfeasaa. . BT. PETERSBURG. April SeTh .ab sence of telegrams from Admiral Yeaseei J thl morning Is rgard4 at tb admiraUF