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Bee. For nniIAI3L,B War ,NoV3 Head THE BBB. The Bee prints more Paid Want Ads because BEE WANT ADS BRING BEST RETURNS. OMAHA. MONDAY MORNING, MAY 9, 1904. ESTABLISHED JUXE 19, 1871. SINGLE COPY THREE CENTS. FIGHT DIVORCE LAW Interrhnroh Conference Takes Up Marriage Question and lppi'i to the Public SEVERAL ASPECTS OF THE SUBJECT Benning- of & sUtioaal Campaign of T cation on Qqm ioa. WLl TRY TO AMEND THE CONSTITUTh Aotion Hai A'retdy Been Taken to Frefen Hamarriaf a, '. MANY PROMINENT. MEN IN CONFERENCE Members Include Ecclesiastics anal Ujnti of the Varloas Chirchti Interested la th Divorce War. PHILADELPHIA. May l.-The Inter church conference on marriage and divorce, a body representing officially fourteen lead ing denominations, has Issued through Us secretary. Rev. William H. Roberts. D. P., an appeal to the public, calling attention to several aspects' of tha divorce question. The paper Is the beginning of a national campaign of education upon the subject, to be followed by efforta to secure the enact ment of laws In tha state legislatures, and ultimately It Is thought of an amendment to the constitution of tha United States. Already action has been taken by the con ference looking toward the prevention of the remarriage by ministers of other com munions of divorcees whom clergymen of their own faith have refused to marry. This movement Is the first occasion of any sort upon which the representatives of th great denominations- have officially come together.,. The members of the con ference Include many of the most eminent ecclesiastics and laymen In tha churches. The denominations which subscribe to the appeal are: Protestant Episcopal Church In the United States. Presbyterian Church in the United (states, Methodist Episcopal church, Meth noist Episcopal church, south. Reformed Church of America, Reformed Church in the United States United Presbyterian church. Evangelical Lutheran church, the Baptist churches, the Congregational churches, tha Unlversallat churches, tha Unitarian churches, tha Reformed Presby terian church, the Cumberland Presbyterian church, the Alliance of the Reformed C lurches holding tha Presbyterian service. FILL LOS ANGELES PULPITS IVIaltora is th Methodist General Con ference on tha Coaat Have Large Congregations. LOS ANGELES, - May 8. Bishops, min isters and presiding elders In attendance upon the Methodist general conference oc cupied pulpits in Protestant churches In Los Angeles, Pasadena and surrounding Cities and tdwns within a radius of sixty miles today and every place qt worship was crw5lt'lmWt"B arid evening eer Vice to listen to distinguished . speakers. At ' Hazard's pavilion mass meetings in tha morning, afternoon and evening were attended by as many as could And seats or standing room. Bishop C. C. McCabe, the great evangel istic preacher of the Methodist church, ad dressed two large meetings, the first at tha South Pasadena church. In the morn ing, and In the evening at Blanchard's hall in this city. At Hasard'a pavilion,' Bishop Charles H. Fowler addressed a meeting for men only on tha subject of "Reincarnation." The Immense hail was crowded from pit to dome. There was a mass meeting In the same hall in tha evening attended by a crowd Quits as large as those gathered at tha same place during the day and which was addressed by a dosen different speakers. Among tha services attracting most gen eral attention was that hold In the Tem ple Baptist church, where Chancellor J. 8. Day of Syracuse university preached an able Sermon In defense of the Christian faith. ' The fact that certain evangelistic partisans In the conference have seen fit to criticise severely Dr. Day's teaching In regard to his Views Of the higher Christ tan, and the further faot that it has been published in this city since the beginning of the conference that spec I do charges may be 'brought against Dr. Day in the effort to defeat his candidacy for episco pacy, served to arouse general public, in terest in his pulpit utterances. One of the sensations of the conference which, however, did not reach the public until today, haa been the circulation of copies of a pamphlet Issued by Evangelist Man hall (if the Bible league, which. 1 con strued to mean the opening of the contest against the higher criticism. WORLD'S FAIR ATTENDANCE Table of Compavrlaons Showing Totals at it. Loo Is and Chicago for rirst Week. ST. LOUIS. May 8. -A statement was is rued tonight showing the number of daily admissions at the World's fair during the first week. Just ended, as compared with the attendance at the Columbian exposi tion for the same period. The statement, issued by Director of Concessions and Ad SBisslous E. N. Oregg. Is as follows: ST. LOUIS. Paid. Free. Total. Second day 10. m 8,1 S3 19,376 Third day . 11,6". a. 424 Fourth day (.718 11.467 20.175 Fifth day 10.428 13.414 12. M2 Sixth (lay 9.P 11.601 Zl.tWi Seventh day 17.068 14.1t4 81.223 Totals ., 61.487 1XZ31 1S7.T08 ' CHICAGO. Paid. Free. Total. ?eeoud day. 13.KK3 I Ml 19.524 hlrd day 15.8H7 7,870 23, 7 Fourth day U.toS 8.173 24.lo.-i Fifth day lo.wi 10.070 so.wi Flxth day 17,864 11.008 3.M Seventh day (,4!.9 8.45i Totals 71,160 4T.I1S 130479 Sunday at Chicago. MINE FIRE IS STILL RAGING Stesenl.tr Parties Are Trytn. ' Re. cover Bodies Kntombed In Lo rn t Ca Colliery. BHAMOKIN. Pa.. May (.-Rescuing par tlea srs (till at work In the Locust Gap colliery, where five men are entombed as a result of the fire In one of th stop s The miners have been In the mine il::ce hursday night, and all a pe of Anting mem alive nas nvvn aiDvnnnnea. Tne file Is burning as fiercely aa ever, making it impossible to penetrate the working. Six thousand persons from the surioundlng ounUy visited Uissoen today. LUCKY ONES CAN GET FARMS I acle Sam to Dispose of Lands bjr Lot la t'oir Different State. (From a Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, May (. (Special.) -Unci Sam will go Into the lottery busl- I nees In the next few months as the result f lealslattnn enacted bv congress at the "9- tssion Just ended for opening to settle-"T-V ent lands In several Indian reservations . the west. So successful was the open 's j 1 of the Kiowa Comanche reservation In ihoma according to the drawing method nated by the commissioner or tne gen 's, land office. W. A. Richards, that this t win be in vogue at the opening of 2. Indian reservations authorised by is during the session Just closed. 1 T. i -J . l .V.- ! . ITS nOlBDIt? flUVBIimin ill wiw iv- " i. It not only determines the order t j, but keeps a record of the people wno have entered the new lands and how much they owe the government for the lands they have taken. The reservation lands to be disposed of are not to be opened to the public free of charge, as was done In Oklahoma and other places several years sgo, but will be sold at a fixed price. The following facts show In brief the oppor tunity for the homeseekcrs and how much necessary rash they must have with them at this time Instead of only dash and dar ing, as characterized former openings of the public domain: South Dakota Rosebud reservation, 416, 000 acres, $4 per acre; opening in July. Montana One million one hundred thou sand acres, 81.28 per acre; limit for any one entry 640 acres; opening In August. Minnesota Red Lake reservation, 400.000 acres; practically same conditions obtain as in the Rosebud reservation. North Dakota Devil's Lake reservation, 104, 418 acres, $4.50 an acre; opening In July. Government officials In Washington who will have general directions of the lottery plan's execution are confident that the coming drawing will prove more successful and satisfactory to every one concerned than have any of the past attempts of the government to help the homeseekers of the west to permanent abiding places. Previous attempta to distribute free lands have been attended by the greatest disorder and some times by the loss of life. The strenuous life of the homeseeker Is. under the new order of things, to be eliminated and the orderly settlement of the country Is to fol low upon the heels of disorder. MRS. GIFF DREADS HUSBAND Woman Reports to Police that She Fears Her Lord Will Kill Her. With a 1-year-old baby In her arms, Mrs. Glff of South Twelfth street walked Into the police station last night and asked for protection - from her husband, whom she said had threatened to kill her and the child. It seems that her husband runs a boarding house, and of late haa been pay ing undue attention to a girl cashier. To this Mrs. Glff raised objections, and wanted her husband to dismiss the girl, "which Glff steadfastly refused to do. Yesterday afternoon, while the family were at dinner, the subject was brought under discussion again, and Glff Is said to have put an end to It by throwing the table utensils at his wife. Ho then walked out,, remarking, "I will do the same as the man 1n South Omaha did," referring ,hls tvlfe said, to the double murder and suicide which occurred In that place a few days ago. As she was without any money, she asked the 'police to get the money collected by the cause of the trouble during the day. A detective was sent down and reported that the husband had already been there and that the cash register was empty. Glff sent a friend to the police station to get his wife to come home, but she said she would spend the night at the police station rather than with him. She also refused offers of money so that she might be able to pass the night at a hotel. SORROW TOO GREAT TO BEAR Maiden's No Drives Martin Anderson to Drink and Then to Arsenle. Martin Andersen of Forty-eighth and Parker streets last night thought this world was a cruel, cruel one. All his springtime fancies, hts thoughts of love and his plans for a happy home with the wife smiling at the window and the child ren running to the garden rate as he came home from work were knocked on the head by the action of the girl, who It Is said, with a toss of her head, gave 'him a haughty nay when he asked her to become his. But one course lay before him, drink. Jolly drink, a brimming goblet, with the ruby wine sparkling and bubbling to the light; drink that drowned all sorrow and was a true friend as long ns It remained with him. He tried It, It was nice. He tried It again, and then again and finished with having what Is known as a "weeping drunk." Ills sorrows returned seeming bigger than ever. Arsenlo was the1 next proposition and going to a friend's house at 2419 Cuming street, he told them that he had swallowed a bottle of the poison. The police surgeons were sent for and after the regular exercises with a stomach tube eh waa once more able to think of his sorrows. The prompt work of the people who he was with at the time and who made him swallow generous doses of snlft water and other remedies more or lees dis agreeable, did a lot to save his .life. PLAN JEWISH UNIVERSITY Necessary to Educate and Train the Rabhla and Teachera of that Faith. NEW TORK. May (.-plana for the es tablishment of a great JewlHh university in this country wero dlAi-Ussed at a. meeting held here tonight under the auspices of the New York branch of the Jowls Theo logical seminar)-. It is also the purpose of those in charge of the i.nvrMont to open high schools in this city and In othe crtk-s. Among those, wno spoke were Dr. Cyrus Adler and Prof. Solomon Hcbe'chter. "We wish to trHln rMls md teachers," Dr. Adler said, "and to rcate a spirit for the promotion of Jewian literature through out the land. We want to take our stand with the great Institutions of learning and establish a University that will compare with Harvard, Yale or Johns Hopkins uni versities. This eems to us the right way of promoting Jewish learning und the spread of the Jewish religion in the United States." v Movements of Ocean Vessels May H. At New York Arrived: Celtic from Liv erpool and yueenstown; Si. Paul from Southampton and Cherbourg; Umbrla from i iverpuol and yueenstown. At Genoa Arrived: Canoplc from Boston for Naples and proceeded. At Gibraltar Arrived: Slavonla from New York for Naples. Trieste and Flume. At Movllle Arrived: Columbia from New York fur Glasgow aud proceeded. FIGHT CONTINUES SIX HOURS British Drive Thibtant from Their Position at Karo Pass. LOSS OF ENEMY NUMBERS NEARLY 200 Thibetans Have a Force of One Thou sand Five Hundred In the Field and Fight with Great Tenacity. BRITISH CAMP, KARO PASS, Thibet, Friday, May 8. A etlff fight today to drive the Thibetans from their positions two miles below the pans lasted for six hours. The Thibetans, numbering 1,500, held the positions with great tenacity and lost nearly 300 before they were expelled. The British losses were Captain Bethune and three men killed and twenty-one men wounded. A snowstorm prevailed throughout the fight. KINKAID HOMESTEAD BILL Text of Measure Granting; Large Tracts to Settlers la Nebraska. Following Is the text of the Klnkald homestead law which, according to Its terms, will become effective June 28, that being sixty days after its approval:' be it enacted by the senate and house of representatives of the United States of America in congress assembled, 1 hat from and alter sixty uays alter tne approval of tnis act entries made under the Homestead laws In tne stale of Nebrassa west and north of the following line, to wit: tie ginning at a point on tne boundary line be tween the stales ot South Uaota. and Ne braska where the first guide meridian west of the sixtn principal meridian strikes said boundary; '.nonce running south along said guiue merluiun to llu Intersection wun tne louiili standard parallel north of the base tine between the slates of Ne braska and Kansas; thence west along said lourin stanaard parallel to Its Inter section with the second guide meridian west of the sixtn principal meridian; thence south along said second guide meridian to its intersection with the third sianuard parallel norm of the sold base line; thence west along said third standard parallel to its Intersection with the range line be tween ranges is and 26 west of the sixth principal meridian; thence south along said line to its intersection with the sec ond standard puralloi north of the said base line; thence west on said standard lutrallel to its Intersection wiln the range line between ranges 80 and 31 west; thence south along sala line to lis intersection with the boundary line between the slates of Nebraska and Kansas, shall not exceed in area Mo acres, and snail be as nearly compact In torm as possible, and in no event over two miles in extreme length: provided. That there shall be excluded trom the provisions of this act such lands within the territory herein described as in tne opinion of the secretary of the interior It may be reasonably practicable to irri gate under the national irrigation law, or by private enterprise; and that said sec retary shall, prior to the date above men tioned, designate and exclude from entry under this act the lands, particularly along the North Platte river, which in his opin ion It may be possible to irrigate as afore said; ana ahail thereafter, irom time to time, open to entry under this act any of the lands so excluded, which, upon fur ther investigation, he may conclude can not be practically irrigated in the manner aforesaid. Sec. 2. That entrymen under the home stead laws of the United States within the territory above described who own and occupy the lands neretofore entered by them, may,' under the-provisions 'of this act- and subject to its .conditions,, enter other janus contiguous to' their said hunie stouu viitry, which shall not, with the land so aireaay entered, owned and occupied, exceed In the aggregate 640 acres; and res idence upon the original homestead shall be accepted as equivalent to residence upon the additional land so entered, but nnal entry shall not be allowed of such ad ditional land until five years after first entering the same. Bee. i. 'X hat tne fees and commissions on all entries under this act shall be uni formly ihe same as those charged under the present law for a maximum entry at the minimum price. That the commuta tion provisions of the homestead law shall not apply to entries under this act, and at the time of making final proof the en try man must prove affirmatively that he has placed upen the lands entered perma nent improvements of the value of not less than II 25 per acre for each acre In cluded In his entry: Provided, That a former homestead entry shall not be a bar to the entry under the provisions of this act of a tract which, together with the former entry, shall not exceed 640 acres: Provided, That any former home stead entrvmnn who shall be entitled to an additional entry under section i of this act shall have for ninety days after the passage of this act the preferential right to make additional entry as provided in said section. Approved, April 28, 1904. BLOODY RECORD FOR SUNDAY Plttabura; Has One Murder, Two Prob ably Fatal Shootings and One Suicide. PITTSBURG, May (.A murder, two shootings with probable fatal results and a suicide was Pittsburg's Sunday record. Ivan Kruser, his brother Jacob and Mike Pllllun, employes of the American Bridge plant of the American Bridge company, were held up by three negro highwaymen and In the fight that followed Ivan Kruzer was shot twice and Dillian waa beaten Into insensibility. . Kruzer died in the hospital shortly after being taken there. Later Charles Jackson,. Walter Obey and Charles Meyers, all of Allegheny, were arrested and Identified by Jacob Kruxer and Dil lian as the men who attacked them. Two negroes, roommates, fought at their boarding house today over a woman and the result was that Louis Soloman re ceived pistol wounds from the effects of which he Is dying this evening. William V. Royster, the shooter, was arrested while trying to escape on a freight train. During a raid upon a "speak easy" on the Allegheny wharf, Lee Covert, a young man, started to run up the bank. Officer Jacques Lebelle fired one shot Into the air and In his endeavor to cttch Covert fell, accidentally discharging his revolver. Covert was hit by the bullet and is dying at the hospital tonight. John W. Hutchison, chief engineer at the Ilerron Hill reservoir, shot himftelf through the heart while temporarily Uu ranged. TWO TROLLEY CARS COLLIDE Passengers Get Severe Shaking Up, One Women Futnlly Injured nnd Nesrrers Hurt. KANSAS CITY. May (.-Two trolley cars on the Independence line collided head-on at Sheffield, near here, today. Five re jons, all negroes, were injured. One. an elderly woman, will die. The two do ei other passengers escaped with a fev.ru shaking up. TWENTY-OS H DlrJ AT t KLK lit ATION Demonstration nt Toklo Is Fntal to Boys. demonstration lust night In honor of the victories achieved by the Japanese forces, twenty-one people were killed and forty Injured. The killed and injured are mostly boys who were caught against a closed gate at an angle In the old palace walls by the throng and crushed or drowned In an old moai. PREPARING THE BALTIC FLEET Now Announced thnt It Will Proceed to the Gait by Way of rase Horn. (Copyright, by New York Herald Co.; 1904.) FT. PETERSBURG, May (.(New York Herald Cablegram Special Telegram to The Bee.) Admiral Skrj'dloff Is going to Vladivostok. Renewed energy Is being expended on the preparations of the second Pacific squad ron, which will consist of eleven Ironclads and seventeen cruisers. According to the latest project the fleet will take the Cape Horn route, starting from Cronstadt by the end of July. Admiral Rojestvensky Is now passing all his time at Cronstadt pushing forward the work. Orders are out today for the commanders of the Slssol, Veliki and the Navarln and Admiral Nashlmopf Immediately to take aboard armaments and prepare to start for the far east. The fact that Germany has decided to strike off a considerable number of ships from its navy is particularly significant In spite of denials. I am assured that that country has ceded two more torpedo boats to Russia. TROUBLE BREWS IN NORTH CHINA Natives Excited Over the Japanese accesses. (Copyright, by New York Herald Co., 1904.) PEKING, May 8. (New York Herald Cablegram Special Telegram to The Bee.) Advices from the north today report that the natives are excited owing to the con tinued Japanese successes. JAP VICTORY AT FUNG WANG CHENG Official Beports of Capture Sent Out by Commanders. WASHINGTON, May , . The Japanese legation has received the following dis patch dated Toklo, May 8: General Kuroki, commandant of the First Army corps, reports mat on May 8 our cavuiry ueiacluuenl d.rpersed uia enemy at teiig Wang Cheng, Vlncn was l nuic olateiy occ. pied by our miantry detach ment. The enemy burnt ammunition ue lore evacuating tne airongnuio. .rteiugees ot the enemy who have been hiding in me adjoining loresis and villages continue to come out and surrender. Natives say that tne number of Russians who were earned on litters through eng Vvang (Juetig on May 2 amounted to 80u. it '.a believed mat the total uu'uaiilea of the enemy exceed 3.U0O, Our army, whicn landed cn Liao Tung, reports that a ae tacnuient, atier repulsing a small DOdy of the enemy, occupied Pulantlen on May 8 and destroyed the tallway and cut on tele graphic communications of Port Arthur. ST. PETERSBURG, Hay 8. General Kouropatkln has sent the following tele gram under date of May 7: . Lieutenant General Zassalltch today re ports that the enemy's cavalry and units cf their advance guard occupied Feng Wang Cheng today. Two' companies and two squadrons of their force proceeded toward Di-ilandlapu Tso. Our cavalry and units withdrew toward Schilndjano. Scouts from Keng- Wang Cheng report that two Japanese alvlsions advanced May 6 toward Feng Wang Cheng by the main road from Plan Man. A third division, ad vancing by the valley of the Al river, oc cupied a position near Khuandlapu Tse and posted batteries to fire upon Feng Wang Cheng, counting upon finding our troops there. The Japanese advanced slowly and very cautiously upon Feng. Wang Cheng. FIGHTING AT FENG WANG CHENG Russians . A Qetrentlna Toward ' Hal Chen, North "of Sew Caw's ns;. - ' SHAN HAI KWAN, May &W:30 p. m. It 1s reported here that there has been se vere' fighting at Feng Wang Cheng, In which the Japanese were victorious. --They took many prisoners. The Russians are retreating ' toward Hal Cheng, thlrtyytwo miles eaBt by north of New Chwang, and are evacuating the western side of the Liao Tung peninsula. On Thursday and Katurday of last week the Japanese landed :0,000 men at Klnchau bay, 10,100 at Foo Chau and 7.000 at Pitzewo. They occupied the towns of Wa Fung Tien an Pu Laii Tien and destroyed several miles of the railroad. Heavy firing has been heard in the di rection of Kal Chan, where Japanese troops have been seen recently. The Isolation of Port Arthur is complete. Sixteen Japanese warships protected the landing of troops at Klnchau fcay. directing a sweeping fire over the narrow isthmus before the Boldlers dis embarked. Seventy-five Russians who were wounded In this fighting were brought on the last train to arrive here. FLEEING BEFORE THE JAPANESE Russians Lose Several Good Oppor tunities to Check Advances. WIJU. May 1 (Via Overland Courier to Seoul), May (.The army under General Kuroki crossed the Yalu river today. The Japanese soldiers drove the Russians be fore them from strongly fortified forts, which should have been held by a small army against a greatly superior force. The Russian forces are estimated officially to have numbered 10,000 men. They removed the batteries during the night, leaving the Infantry to cover their retreat. The Japanese dlslodRed the Russians by a frontal attack delivered opposite Wiju. This attack might have involved the Japa nese In enormous losses because they were obliged to advance across an almost shel terless sand plain where their dark uni forms made the best possible kind of tar gets. Food Is scarce at MuVden. the troops there are eating bean c.xkes. The Rus sians are preparing to evaciate New Cwang and that city is in a turmoil of hurried flight. ESTIMATE OF JAPANESE FORCES Russians Place Number nn the Yalu at Tff.OlM). (Copyright, by New York Herald Co., 1904.) ST. PETERSBURG, May 8.-(New York Herald Cablegram Special Telegram to The Bee.) It haa been calculated that the Japanese forces in the Yalu combat in cluded 75.000 men, K.ooo horses and l.V can non. It Is understood that General Kosama, chief of the Japsnefe staff, will cross the Yalu, directing the movement of the two armies upon Mukden. RI SSIANS MV TAKE THE RAILWAY Chinese Fear the Nclsure of Their Properl r. (Copyright, by New Yn-k HeraM Co.. 1?04.) SHANGHAI. May K (New York Herald Cablcf,'ram Special Telegram to Tho Bee.) Reports from Peking state that the Rus sians mo probnbly preparing to occupy the Chinese railway brtaeen Kalnpuntie and Sin Mln Tung. The Runstans are building forts on both sides of the I.lao river nenr Sin Mln Tung. FIND BILLET MARKS ON TRAIN Evidence that It llns Been In Range of the Japs. (Copyright, l y New York Herald Co. luCi.) MUKDEN, M:ty 8 'New York Herald Cablegram Special Telegnm to The Bee.) A train arrived in Mukden yesterday covered with bullet marks, .'he Japanese who landed at Pitzewo have cut the rail way. They occupy three stations NO CHECKING THE JAPANESE Oonlinna to Pn4h Their Opponents Bak In o Interior of Manohnria- SITUATION OF RUSSIANS IS PRECARIOUS Towns Which Were Proclaimed Im pregnable Fall One After the Other. .Speculating on the Next Move. (Copyright by New York Herald Co.. 1904.J LONDON. May 8. (New York Herald Cablegram Special Telegram to The Bee.)-. All the news received this morning shows how the Japanese army continues Its victo rious advance. On Friday Peng Wang Cheng was occupied and Dalny was Invested on Saturday, but the telegrams are not ex plicit on the Important point whether there was any serious fighting before the former place was taken. However, as the Russians werethreatened 1 n the rear and on the flank, It is not prob able they avoided a great battle. For all practical purposes, the Japanese now con trol the whole area south of a line drawn from New Chwang to Feng Wang Cheng, including all the Liao Tung peninsula, ex cept Port Arthur. A military correspond ent of the Dally Telegraph, commenting on the situation, says: "Evtdentl ylt Is an effective pursuit of a thoroughly beaten army that Is going on. Cavalry, well ahead of the Infantry, has defeated the Russians at Shallchai, on the rod to Slugen, and at what looked like places on two other roads toward Hal Cheng and Liao Yang. "This, no doubt, will be even a greater surprise than the' previous successes of tha Japanese. Evidently tho Russian oevalry In Manchuria la not now so quick as the Jap anese. This is not at all difficult to ac count for, after all. The pace at which the hardier horse can move depends on the way In which he is looked after. The unfortu nate Russian horses have been getting hardly any food in Corea, while the Jap anese horses have been fully fed. More over, while Japanese horses were not pushed forward in strength till the roads and fields had been Improved, the Cossack horses were for nearly three months on their slender rations struggling with Im passable fields and roads. Disasters Come Thick, the "Disaster crowds on disaster lor Rus sia. Outbreaks of disease have become ep idemic in Mukden, and despite the serious ness of the aspect of the campaign, the combatting of the dread enemies, typhus, dysentery and smallpox, seems to occupy the first place In the axnietles of the Rus rlan authorities, so that it has been neces sary to send for 100 additional doctors.' "At the same time the movements of the Japanese army in the Liao Tung penin sula have been no less rapid than in Man churia. Presumably' their - cavalry has passed up the railway to Kaiplng. A' fresh force was landed at Kalrlng. and as this directly threatened Ylngkow, the port of New Chwang, the .- Russians have in hot haste abandoned their elaborately' prepared works at that harbor and fallen back In a panlo. : "The forts along tho Liao river, on which such elaborate pains have been expended, are being dismantled. It will be. remem bered this- was another of the places that we have been repeatedly told from St. Petersburg has been rendered impregnable and about which It was said the Japanese hod inlBsed their opportunity and lost their chance. "Clearly an advance so rapid as this, with the port of New Chwang already vir tually available for a fresh Japanese land ing, renders the Russian positions at Hal Cheng and Liao Yung very precarious. Be fore long General Kuroki will be able to obtain supplies from the port of Kin Chou, changing his base to that side and coming Into direct communication with tho second army." What of the Futuref (Copyright, by New York Herald Co., 1904.) PARIS, May 9. (New- York Herald Cable gram Special Telegram to The Bee.) The Herald's European edition publishes the following from Its military expert: "So the Russians have evacuated Feng Wang Cheng. Whether they were chased from it by the enemy or whether they withdrew from it of their own accord by eommand matters little. The brutal fact exists all the same that this strategic point Is In the hands of the Japanese. "The troops of General Zalssalltcb, cov ered on their rear and their flanks by numerous squadrons of Cossacks, are re treating. They are making for Hal Cheng, In order to get nearer to Won Chwang at any rate and to bar the road there later on to the army of Invasion of the peninsula. "Or has General Kouropatkln, as is more natural, summoned them to him by the road of Lexoyang to halt them on the line of heights which run from the northeast to the southwest between that town and Feng Wang Cheng? "This latter hypothesis appears the more likely. It Is consistent further with the dispatches from St. Petersburg. "If, as seems ' reasonable, Kouropatkln haa decided to try the fortune of battle with all his troops In order to stop Gen eral Kuroki from reaching the Transman churian railway,- he will have Judged It to be dungerous further to expose to a re verse near the 'Gate of Corea' troops that have had such an experience as have those of General Zassalltch. "It Is announced as a matter of fact that the approximate figures of their losses In the engagements pf May 1 were forty-five officers and 000 men slain and 1,900 wounded, not Including General Kaahtallnsky and six colonels, while 600 were missing, and thus It Is evident that these troops have need of recuperation In every way and that they will be much more capable of playing a useful part In a new buttle If they feel themselves supported by numer ous units still Intact and stimulated by the desire to conquer. "That In these conditions one can only approve Kouropalkln'a having ordered the abandonment of Feng Wang Cheng and of his choice of a line further hack In order to concentrate there all his forces and to make his first stand there against the Japa nese. "It Is likely that this decisive engage ment will take place toward the pass of Motien. Kuroki Llke.ty to Walt. "But will General Kuroki, whose head quarters by the last news were at Kla l.len. march at once upon Liao YangT It la further reported that his army had made a quirk movement In Its advance toward Feng Wang Oheng, but If it Is clear that his vanguard haa occupied that po sition and the various roads of the neigh-1 NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST Fair and Warmer Monday Tueadar, Fair. Hour. Des, Hoar, lira, A a. m Ml 1 p. ni (in e . ii n.i 2 p. m m T a. m . . . . ftt N p. m ltd H a. m RA 4 p. m I4 n a. m rut n p. m ! lO a, n DO fi p. m tin It a. a 411 T p. m H4 mm OH p. m 412 p. ni nt borhood. It has not yet been shown whether Ms divisions and the artillery of his army are going to follow this movement, and are marching toward Liao Yang. Perhaps it would be wiser, one may think, for Gen eral Kuroki to expose himself In the plain of Manchuria by passing his famous "bar rier of pikes" only when another Japa nese army shall have succeeded In march ing inland from Its place of disembarkation as far as Tahe Klo in order that General Kouropstkln my then be obliged to face two serious attacks at the same time. "But If he believes he can count on his own troops alone, which must have been made over-eager by their recent success, for a battle with his famous and danger ous opponent, nothing stands in the way of the latter replying by a challenge in the opportunity afforded him by the other to satisfy his countrymen. "This must be the result which will soon follow from tho momentarily activity or from an advance of the first Japanese army." Russians Are Depressed. ST. PETERSBURG. May (.-Two of ficial dispatches calculated to Increase the depression existing among all circles In Russia were given out Inst night. From the point of view of the progress of the campaign the most Important Is that re garding the capture by the Japanese with out opposition of Feng Wang Cheng on May 8. The second gives details concern ing tho killed, wounded and missing among the troops under the command of Lieu tenant General Zassalltch, as the result of the fighting on the Yalu, the number of which totals 2,397 officers and men. General Kouropatkln forwarded a mes sage from Lieutenant General Zassalltch who had been left In command of the column retiring from Feng Wang Cheng, which described .the movements of the enemy In connection with the occupation of the town. The information caused no nurprlse to the officials who had already been advised of the decision that no attempt would bo made to hold Feng Wang Cheng, the su periority of the Japanese In all fighting arms ensuring a disaster similar to the one at Kleu Ting Chang. Therefore Gen eral Zassalltch was given strict orders that there should be no fight of the rear guard. ' The Russians left while General Kuroki waa making his disposition for o hir battle. The Japanese approached from two airections, along the main road and up the valley, placing batteries so as to com mand the town. This nrocedtire show that tho entire Japanese Dlan of niwratinn h.j been thoughtfully prepared and that every uivision commander knew exactly what he should do. Wonder What Next. Now that General Kurnkl . I ..(, Kll.ht at Feng Wang Cheng, the Russians axe pussied as to what move he will make next, v v ''" ,,; The fact that he sent two companies jo Dnllnn Pu Tse, ten miles northeast of Feng Wang Cheng, might indicate his pur pest to proceed alone this mail in Tin Chan Glen, ninety miles north, from where he would march due west tn t.inr Vt,n- This would permit an effective flanking movement, but It is not considered prob able, the likelihood belnir th.it ha win move along the road by which the Rus sians retreated toward Liao Yang. This road ! ranches off at Chats Phani. intv niUes west or Feng Wang Cheng and con tinues almost directly west of Hal Cheng, which was captured by the Japanese dur ing the Chlno-Jananese War. A mnrch nn this place would compel the evacuation of wew enwang, as the force there would be in danger of destruction or hairier nuK- Jected to a siege by the armies converging irom Hi Cheng, and the southern part of the Lino Tung peninsula. Kouropatkln la Secretive. Where General Kouropatkln'a main force is now stationed has not hn hun an nounced, though General 7. a ar.su 1 1 to h mta that the cavalry left for Schllndjanea. Thare continues, to be the greatest ignorance ror gardlng the plans of the commnndrr.in. chief, who la taking every precaution to prevent any information reaching the en emy, the censor at Liao Yang refusing to pass a single press dispatch which In any way Indicates the Russian movements. Messages from other points are strictly censored. It Is pointed out that the abandonment of southern Manchuria will be beneficial to the Russians, as it will enable the com. plete concentration of the forces, which have been scattered in con'seouence nf ig norance as to what the enemy proposed to do. Though the people are tried by the gen eral withdrawal, it Is recalled that General Kouropatkln counseled patience before he left ' St. Petersburg for Manchuria. No word of criticism of his conduot la heard, every one recognizing that he knows all the conditions and is better able to Judge as to when he can aafely offer battle to the enemy. The grusome figures In the Russian losses on the Yalu are higher than had been re ported by Major General Kashtalinsky, who himself appears to have been wounded by a flying stone. CELEBRATE JAPANESE VICTORIES Thousands of People March In Re view During- Demonstration. TOKIO, My 8.-9 p. m. A great popular demonstration was held hera tonight In honor of the victories achieved by the Japanese army and navy. Tens of thou sands of people, carrying lanterns, flags and banners, marched past the. Imperial palace and Ihe officers of the Foreign, War and Navy departments. At the Navy de partment they were reviewed by some of tha Imperial princes and princesses and high officials of the government and the Imperial household. ' Many bands of music accompanied the marchers, and there were beautiful dis plays of fireworks. Dozens of Amerlcun and British flags were carried by men, women and children, who participated In the celobration. It was the greatest dem onstration ever witnessed In Japan. DENY IIAItnOR ENTRANCE IS CLOSED Russians Snr Attempt of Japanese Wns a Fiasco. (Copyright, by New York Herald Co.. 1904.) NEW YORK. May 8.-(Sw York Herald Service Special Telegram to The Bee.) The Herald's European edition publisher the following from Its correspondent: ST. PETERSBURG, May 8.-The report that the entrance to the harbor of Port Arthur Is blocked is untrue. The Japanese attempt was a failure. RUSSIANS IN FLIGHT Ears Decided to Evacuate Hew Chwang and Are Diewantliog tha ForU NATIYES DESERTING THE LOOMED CITY Raiiian Civilians llto Mak ng Hnrried De parture to Escape Attack. JAPANESE HOLDING FENG WANG CHENG Buuiani Before Retiring- Explode Maga iie, bat Leare Stort. VICEROY ALEXIE( F SLIGHTLY WOUNDED Russian Commander Burelr Has Time to Quit Port Arthur Before the Japs Close Line ot Com. znunlcntioii. (Copyright by New York Herald Co., 1P04 ) TOKIO, May 8. (New York Herald Ca blegramSpecial Telegram to The Bee.) Dalny was invested yesterday. (Copyright by New York Herald Co., 1904 ) ST. PETERSBURG, May (.-(New York Herald Cablegram Special Telegram to Tho Bee.) Ylu Kow will have to be evacu ated, and thereby the Russians will lone their touch with the Chinese, which Is sig nificant, and of political importance. NEW CHWANG, May 7.-8 p. m.-CPe-layed in transmission.) There Is every in dication that the Russians have decided to evacuate New Chwang. ' The troops are leaving and the furls have been disman tled. Many natives are fleeing the city, and the Russian civilians also are leaving hur riedly. It Is reported here that Viceroy Alexleff was slightly wounded tcforo he left Port Arthur. The viceroy barely got away from there before th'e Japanese closed the il.ies of communication. All Hope Is Abandoned. There is current here a native rumor that Japanese troops are In Foo Chau bay (on the west side of the Liao Tung penin sula and about sixty miles north of Port Arthur), but this report lacks confirmation. The fear Is held here that If tho Russians leave and the Japanese do not at once take possession of New Chwang tha brigands, who are now across the river near Ylng kow, will pillage the place. Ttss foreign residents are prepared . to resist the brig ands should they come over. fThe British consul has requested , that a gunboat be sent to New Chwang. The Russians prob ably will destroy the gunboat Slvoutch be fore leaving. The veesel la at New Chwang. Japanese troops fired on what' probably was the last train out of Port Arthur aa it passed near Port Adams. They 'used artil lery and small arms and killed or wounded several Chinese. . The Russian general staff has moved from Liao .Yang to. Mukden. . Russians hers will not talk at the nltua- flon for fear that-they' may impart srtme ! Information. ' They' da pot consider that their forces here are Sufficient to hold this section of the country It la probable that the Russian troops will withdraw to Har bin. Casualties at Port Arthur. TOKIO. May (.-Noon. The casualties In the last attempt of the Japanese fleet to block Port Arthur, which took place on May 3, are one officer. Commander Takay angl, commanding the steamer Yrdo Maru, and six men killed; four men seriously snd five officers and eleven men slightly, wounded. Fourteen officers, and teventy-fcur men are missing, and eight officers and thirty-six men were rescued uninjured., All the officers of the blockading ship, includ ing Commander Takayangl, who was killed, have been decorated and granted arultlrs by the emperor. Russians Desert Fens; Wans; Chens;. Last Friday, after sharp cavalry skir mishes at Erhtaltsu. Santalsu and olhar places, a ditiohment of Infantry belonging to General Kurokl's army took Feng Wang Cheng. The Russians, before retiring, ex ploded the magazine, but left large quanti ties of hospital stores, which are l-elng used by the Japanese hospitals. Kcfngaes from the woods and small villages In the vicinity are surrendering. The Russians burled many of their dead. Natives In the vicinity of Feng Wang Cheng say that last Monday the Russians carried about 800 wounded through that place, and that their casualties probably were above 8,000. . v Russians Loss Very Hes. Every supplemental report fectlved from General Kuroki, commanding the flist Jap anese army, Increases the Russian casual ties in lust Sunday's battle at Chi Tin Chang, on the Yalu river. The Japaneae have burled about 1,400 Russians, and have & if of the enemy's wounded in the field hospitals. It is estimated that the total Rusalan casualties oxceed 2,600. Over 00 Russian prisoners ere en route to Matsu yama, where they are expected to arrive Wednesday. Grand Duke looki Thin, ST. PETERSBURG, May 8,- p. in. -Grand Duke Cyril, eldest son of Grand Duke Vladimir, .and a cousin of the em peror, has returned to. St. Petersburg from tho far east. He arrived unostentatiously, and only Ids family and a few friends were at the railroad ststlon to greet him. The grand duke.looka much thinner than, he did before he left for the scene of hos tilities, but the burns he received at the time of the disaster to the battleship Petro pavlovsk off Port Arthur havo healed ana he , omplalns now only of a wrenched bay!. The first announcement made by Grans. Duke Cyril on his arrival was thai he lb tended to return to the, fur east w".h th Unu.la n lltt 1 1 4 1. n 1 1 i il rr. linHnl1 .,inilMn,l of Rear Admiral Rojesvensky. lie will go abroad soon on a flying visit to his Inamo ratt, the divorced wife of tho grand duku of Hesse, who la a daughter of the lata duke of Saxe-Coburg and Ootha. In an interview regarding his experience at ihe time of the disaster to the Petro puvlovsk, Grand Duke Cyril s:ild: Maksrnff Did Not Move. "I waa itiandliig on the bridge btsidu Vice Admiral Makaroff when 1 felt thn shock of the explosion. .My first Impressio.i was that a l--lnch shell had entered tint powdtr mugaxlne and Instinctively i leaped to Ihe other side of the iililc. Vice Ad miral Makaroff did not move. In the tvlnkling of an eye I climbed the rail and dived into, the water. On coming up' I saw Makaroff still at the same place grip pins the rail, his faro streaming with blood. I wss weighted with a heavy over coat and could not keep afloat. I' went down, but on rising caught the floathig wreck of a boat. Two seamen recognized me and helped to support me until a beat arrived."