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Bee. For RBL,IABL,B War Nowa Road TUB 13 BB. The Bet prints more Paid Want Ads becaast BEE WANT ADS BRING BEST RETURNS. OMAIIA, FRIDAY MORNING MAY 13, 1904 TEN FAOES. ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871. SIXOLE COTY THREE CENTS. DATE FORUND RUSH Eoiebnd Land ia Grego'T Count to Be Opened for Settlement July L COMMISSIONER RICHARD PERFECTS PLANS Coamberliin, Fairfax and Probably Yank ton the PUoes t- " 'stiatioa. PROCLAMATION ISSL t., FEW DAYS Cornelini N. Bliss Fa -.Chairman of Hatioaal Ot1. . BLYTHE URGED FOR Wt r? " MANAGER V" kenator Dolilver to 9 -f Open the Republican Cinpiln la Rhode Island This Eveulne;. (From a' Etaft Correspondent.) WASHINGTON. May 12. (Special Tele gram.) W. A. IUcharda, commissioner of the general land office, had a conference with the secretary of the Interior this afternoon as to the details which shall govern the opening of the Rosebud reserva tion In South Dakota. The land In Gregory county wlil be thrown open to sale July 1 and points of registration will be at Cham berlain, Fairfax and probably Yankton. Commissioner Richards outlined his ideas as to the. best methods of procedure to Secretary Hitchcock In this case and Secre tary Hitchcock will take the matter up with President Roosevelt at the cabinet meeting tomorrow morning. It is thought the proclamation wlil be Is sued by President Roosevelt this week or early next week officially notifying Intend ing settlers as to the terms and conditions. Bids for Dead wood RalldlnsT. Bids were opened today at the supervis ing architect's office of the Treasury de partment for the construction, except heat ing apparatus, of the United States post office and courthouse at Deadwood, 8. D. There were seven bidders, the lowest being William 11. Maxwell of Marquette, Mich., whose bid was lffl,SS9. and he agrees to complete the work on or before May 15, 19UH. The total amount appropriated for the site and building at Deadwood up to date has been 1206.000. Out of this $29,950 has been expended for a site, which leaves $170,050 for completion of the building. Permits for Sheep Men. Secretary Hitchcock today approved the applications of sheep men to graze 26,000 heud of sheep within the Big Horn, Wyo., forest reserve during the coming season. 1 Favors Bliss for Chairman. The leaders of the. republican party are till undecided as to the chairman of the national republican committee. From those who have had talks with the president the impression is gathered that he would like to have Cornelius N. Bliss of New York made chairman of the committee and J. W. Ely the pjf Burlington, .Ja., vice chairman. 1 ii(h"4ias -theler.i-rt)lnml:t wilt look upon these two names with favor de pends largely upon the politics of the sit uation at the time of the convention. Mr. Bliss, the former secretary of the interior, has not yet consented to accept the posi tion of national chairman If tendered him. Mr. Blythe's position is well known. It Is assumed here that if he should be called upon to take the vice chairmanship in charge of the Chicago headquarters that ha would sacrifice his interests to help the party to victory. The Iowa friends of Mr. Blythe are urging upon the president the importance of putting a western man In charge of the western division at this time and Mr. Blythe's name Is being seriously considered. Dolilver starts Campaign. Senator Dolilver of Iowa begins the ac tive presidential campaign at Providence tomorrow night, where he addresses a mass meeting of young republicans of Rhode Island. Senator Dolilver left for there to night. Immediately after his address In Providence he will go to Iowa to be present at the state convention In Des Moines, his family leaving on Saturday for their home In Fort Hodge. Secretary Shaw left Washington today for Iowa to attend the state convention, which convenes May 18. HEARST CONTINGENT BOLTS Democrats of the District of Colombia Rave Stormy Session at the Convention. WASHINGTON, May ll-The democratic convention of the District of Columbia to day elected the following delegates to the national convention at St. Iouls: James U Norrls, Edwin B. Hay. F. Fred Kelley, W. Craneh Mclntyre, John F. Monahan nnd John Q. Campbell. The dnlegutea go to St. Louis unlnstructed. A plHnk to this effect was included In the platform, as also were demands for economy in public expendi tures and for home rule for the District of Columbia. Every mention of Senator Gor- s man nama was n n v phun. h., .,1 rgntes. Almost at the beginning of the conven tion there was a spilt following the deter mined but unsuccessful effort on the part of the followers of the Hon. William R, Hearst to force a certain rule of the elec tion commission, which tha chairman had altered after the recent primaries had been held. The entire Hearst contingent, led by Harry W. Sherman, president of the Central Labor union, thereupon boltod, and a rump convention was held and six dele gates and alternates to the St. Louis con vention were elected and Instructed for Hearst. A platform was adopted declaring for anti-trust legislation and condemning the republican party and the present adminis tration. The delegates selected were W. P. Carr. B. J. Sohultles, H. W. Sherman. Ward Savage, Con Kenealy and T. F. Ryan. The full membership of the convention is alxty-alc. of which number forty-five re mained, with the regular body. FAST TRAIN IS WRECKED t'aloa rarlle Flyer, East Bound, Meets with rtoaa Accident West of Green River. CHEYENNE. Wyo May lt-Traln No. I on the I'nlon Pacific, known as the Over land Limited, eaatbeund, wss wrecked to 'day near Carter station, west of Green Klver. Four coaches and the mall oars were thrown oft tha track. Three passengers, whose namen are unknown, and Mall Clerk Nealoy of Cheyenne, were Injured, but none seriously. Tha cause of tha wreck haa hot been dstersalaed. CHINA HAS SECOND THOUGHT Derides to Release American Vessel Which Was Stopped from Sailing. WASHINGTON, May ll-everal days ago the Chinese government, through Mr, Conger, gave notice that It could not per mit a ship belonging to the American Trading company to sail from Shanghai for Its branch In Yokohama carrying tlnplate and tea lead on the ground that this would be a violation of neutrality, as the articles are contraband. The State department In structed Mr. Conger to enter a vigorous protest, pointing out that neither tlnplate nor tea lead appeared In the list of articles described as contraband by the proclama Hons of Russia and Japan. The minister cabled the State department today that the protest has been effective and the ship will be allowed to sail. In the Tyner-Barrett trial today Assist ant District Attorney Taggart read to the Jury three letters written by General Tyner recommending Mr. Barrett to President Hayes of the Southern Paclflo railroad, President Stevens of the Chesapeake A Ohio and Vice President and General Man eger Greene of the Baltimore & Ohio rail way. General Tyner and Mr. Barrett would be of value as a lobbyist and counselor for the companies In practice before commit tees In congress and the department. The first two letters were written prior to Mr. Barrett's retirement and the last in Jan uary, 1901. In these letters General Tyner referred to Mr. Barrett as an able lawyer, who had been tutored by himself and also as Mrs. Tyner's favorite nephew. Secretary Shaw, who has gone to Des Moines, la., where he will attend the state republican convention, expects to return to Washington about the 20th Inst. Secretary Hay left today for St. Louis, where he Is to represent the president of the United States and deliver the address of welcome of congress on the 13th Inst. GREAT BRITAIN TAKING A HAND Investigating; Death of Man Killed In Colorado Troubles. WASHINGTON, May 12. The British gov ernment has become Involved In the labor troubles in Colorado. That government makes It a point to look after the humblest British subject, so when it happened that In the troubles at Tellurlde Launcelot Col Una,- aBrlUslvaubJect- and a nonunion miner, waa killed by strikers, as waa al leged, the British consul at Denver started an Investigation and reported tha case to the British embassy here. Sir Mortimer Durand, finding that one of the allegations was that the man was killed for lack of proper protection by the authorities, called the attention of the Stale department to the matter. The de partment In turn forwarded the ambassa dor's note to the governor of Colorado and the latter has now explained that owing to the existence of martial law In Tellurlde county it is not possible to make the legal Investigation required to develop a satisfactory answer to the British note. It Is expected that further proceedings will be taken when the labor troubles In Col orado are at an end, and If It should appear that the British complaint Is well founded an application will be made to congress by the State department for a suitable In demnity for tha killing-;of Collins. ' ' ii i WESTERN MATTERS AT CAPITAL Changes In Salaries of Iowa Post- i masters Announced. (From a Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, May 12. (Special Tele gram.) The First National bank of Egan, B. D., has been authorized to begin busi ness with 26,000 capital. W. H. Pratt Is president; T. E. Spauldlng. vice president; A. B. Larson, cashier of the new bank. Oliver F. Robblm has bean appointed regular, and Chauncey R. Robhlns, substi tute, rural carriers at New Market, la. Under the annual readjustment, these changes in salaries of Iowa postmasters were announced today. Increase Daven port, $3,300 ti 13,400; Cowrie. Guttenberg, Myrtle. $1,100 to $1,100; Harlan, Knoxvllle. Mt. Vernon, $1,800 to $1.1)00; Iowa City. Mar ehalltown, $2,900 to $3,000: Lanslns. Malvern. $1,400 to $1,600; Lorlmer. Maxwell, New Lon don. $1,300 to $1,400; Manchester, $3,100 to $2; Mediapolls. $1.100 to $1,800; Milton, Preston. $1,000 to $1,100: Mimatln it inn $2,800; Pella. $1,700 to $1,800. Decrease Hub- oara. 11.100 to i,noo; Humeston. $1,800 to $1,200; Lisbon, $1,600 to $1,800; Logan, $1,700 to $1,600: Manilla. $1,400 to $1,300: Maniink. $2,100 to $2,000; Nevada, New Hampton, $1,R00 to $1,700; ocheyedan. $1,000- to fourth rl- Oelweln, $2,200 to $2,100; Onawa, $2,000 to WOODRl'FF AND 111,1, ARK KILLED Wade Reports Loss of Member of Seventeenth Infantry. WASHINGTON. May IX The War de partment has received from General Wade. commanding the United States troops In the Philippine, the following cable report of the ambushing of a detachment of Company tr. Seventeenth Infantry, In Mindanao, dated Miuiila, today: " While on a reconnalsance to locate Datto All, who had been sending in threatening messages and trying to stir up trouble, a detachment of Company F, Seventeenth in fantry, consisting of thirty-nine enlisted .Ten. was attacked by Moros near I.aku I'tguasnn. Mindanao, on the 8th Instant. Fust Lieutenant Harry A. Woodruff. Sec ond Lieut. 'riant Joseph H. Hall and fifteen enlisted men were killed and Ave enlisted men wounded. General Wood has ordered troops to pro ceed and recover the bodies and arms of our killed and to punish the offenders. No further details have been received. INCENDIARIESjT CHARITON Iowa Town Experiences Bad Blase and Two Men Are I'nder Arrest. CHARITON. Is.. May 11-Flre of Incen diary origin damased all hnlMtnra twn sides of the public square today, tha total iosw Deing anout rs.000. Two men, who were caught stealing goods from one of the burned stores, are held on suspicion of having started the fire. The fire broke out in an empty store building near the city hall, it spread In both directions rapidly, but was extin guished at $:30. The property burned Is George Wlltiey's grocery. Clint Nobles billiard hall and restaurant, A. A. Eck felt's furniture and two living rooms, J. B. Lenhart's blacksmith shop, city hall, Ku bltacheck's building, brick, south slds of square; Oppenhelmer's clothing store; Dr. H. B. Sutton, dentist. W. D. HAYWOOD IS ACQUITTED Colorado Coart Holds Ha Committed Ko Offense In Sending; Ont Strike rircnlars. DENVER. May IS J unties Uynd to day discharged William D. Haywood, secretary of the Weatrrn Federation of Miners, charged with desecration of the flag. The charge was baaed on the Issu ance of a circular bearing a picture of the ftag and beaded, "la Colorado In Am ei loaf' THIBETANS TAKE OFFENSIVE Satire. Assume Ag-gnsiiTe lotion Against Britiah Expedition to Lhassa. BOMBARD THE CAMP WITH SOLID SHOT Colonel Younghusband's Party Is Practically Besieged, Although CommanJcatlons with India Are Still Kept Open. GYANQ TSE. Thibet, May 10. (Delayed in Transmission.) The Thibetans have taken the offensive against the British mis sion camp here. From a fort about six furlongs away they are steadily bombard ing the camp with half a doezn guns, car rying solid cannon balls of a pound weight. Another large gathering of Thibetans Is reported from the Rong valley, and al though the British communications In tha rear are still open, the mission is practically besieged. NEW YORK. May 12. An Irregular rifle Are on the British mission to Thibet was kept up from Jong all through Sunday, ac cording to a Times dispatch from Gyang Tse. One mission follower was wounded In the hip and died a few hours later. Finally mounted Infantry went out and drove In the Thibetan horsemen, inflicting a small loss. British Will Continue Advance. LONDON. May U Indian Secretary Brodrick Informed the House of Commons today that the government had decided that recent events in Thibet made it inev itable that the British mission must ad vance to Lhassa, the capital, unless the Thibetans consent to negotiate at Gyang Tse within a given date. The Chinese Am ban had been notified to this effect. At the same time, added Mr. Brodrick, the government does not intend to depart from its policy regarding Thibet, as previously announced. All the necessary measures will be taken to secure the linea of com munication. CHAMBERLAIN ON FISCAL POLICY Question Cannot Be Disposed of and Will Be Faced. BIRMINGHAM, May U.-Joseph Cham berlain made his first speech since his re turn to England at a meting In Liberal Unionist association hare tonight and received a magnificent reception. After paying a tribute to the late Joseph Powell Williams, member of Parliament for South Birmingham, who died last Febru ary, Mr. Chamberlain plunged into his fiscal p alley. He said the question oould not be disponed of by waving old rags or by the clattering of wornout cans, but that It would remain until It was no longer a question but a fact. The unionist party, he said, was pledged to the policy of retaliation and already the fiscal agitation was having its effect. He had metvemlnent business men abroad who had said that if his policy was car ried out they would be obliged to remove their business to Great Britain. Mr. Chamberlain said there had been less "dumping" recently, but he could not rest satisfied until the fiscal policy be cams effective. He aald ha wished ha could have a referendum -tomorrow on the question which ha believed would be favored by a large majority of the peo ple. A general election would not come soon. but It would come in a reasonable time and might go against the unionists. How ever, perhaps, the cause would not suf fer If conditions could be changed and a new piece produced which would soon ba hissed off the stage. Mr. Chamberlain spoke for an hour and a half, devoting his speech almost ex clusively to hla proposed fiscal policy. He repeated most of his former arguments and appealed to the patriotism of the peo ple for the preservation of tho empire. MASSACRE AN ENTIRE COLONY Borneo Rebels Wipe Ont Men, Women and Children. ViCTORIA, B. C. May 12.-Mlsslonarles, passengers on the steamer Empress of India, bring advices of an atrocious mas sacre at a little colony on tha west coast of British North Borneo at Kawang rail way station, midway between Jesselton and Paper, on March 81. A band of rebels from the Interior are credited with killing 130 men, women and chldren, moat of them Chinese coolies, but a few English, wound ing many others and burning tha houses and huts. The rebels swept down upon tha colony at 10 o'clock at night, The band divided into two parts, one of 100 concealing them selves in a reserve on tha top of a hill, while the othera rushed upon the settle ment. The wife and child of the station master, and the English railway driver and his wife were among those killed. The rebels first attacked the Inmates of the houses, the carnage finally becoming general and tha men and women being butchered indiscriminately. After burn ing the village the rebels departed, leav lng many of the victims cruelly wounded. helpless amid the ruina of their homes. The survivors, one native fireman, the sta tion master whose wife and child were killed, and a fw of the wounded coolies eescaped to Jesselton, from where the news was spread. . AUTOMOBILIST BADLT INJTOED Trials on Isle of Man Resnlt In Acci dents to Contestants. LONDON, May 18.-The eliminating teats on the Isle of Man to decide which cars will represent Great Britain In the race for the James Gordon Bennett International automobile cup race, ended today with a serious accident During the final speed trials a car driven by C. Enrp, one of the prominent competi tors, collided with a wall and was com pletely smashed up. Earp and his brother were shockingly injured, and some of the spectatora sustained Injuries. Earp's brother, who waa acting as machinist, fractured his skull and Is believed to be fatally injured. Word from Delayed Sealers. VICTORIA, B. C. May 12,-Captaln O'Leary reports from Clayoquet west coast of Vancouver Island, that ha saw the Vic toria sealing schooner Triumph at sea on April Z5. He did not speak to it, but Is positive It was the Triumph. Deserters from the sealing schooner Oscar and Hattle arrived at Lady smith on tha ateamer Santa Ana and say they saw the sealing schooner Umbrln in Takutat, nine days ago. Both schooners had been given up for lost Tha Triumph is provisioned for a year and is supposed to have sailed north without reporting on tha west coast. elects 1 Angeles Poatoulc Site. WASHINGTON. May 1. -Secretary Shaw haa accepted what Is known as the Flint slta for the new po.lofrne building at Los Angeles. This site was donated to the government by cltlsens of Los Angeles. The site is bounded by Temple, Main, New High aad CommerelaJ street a INSPECT THE CONCESSIONS World's Fair Officers See that Work of Installation Progresses Favorably. ST. LOUIS, May lX-World's Fair Grounds. The officials of the World's fair today made a tour of inspection of the ex hibit palaces. The purpose of the Inspec tion was to ascertain whether every ex hibitor who had not completed the in stallation of his display was doing all In his power to rush the work. Any ex hibitor who seemed to be dilatory was quietly noted down and will be summoned to appear before the board of directors and explain the reason for the apparent delay. The officials who made the tour of inspec tion were President Francis, the vice presi dents and the members of the executive committee, the National commission and the board of lady managers, the foreign commissioners general, the officers of the United States government building and the executive commissioners of the states and territories. If any dilatory exhibitors were discovered the fact was not made known. It was stated several days ago that all exhibitors who had failed to make satisfactory progress In Installation by the time this tour of Inspection took place would forfeit their allotted space and their exhibits would be taken down. A pile of rubbish took Are In the Trans portation building today and caused con siderable excitement for a time, but waa extinguished with amall damage. It is be lieved the fire started from a cigar stub. No smoking Is permitted on the exposition grounds and the Jefferson Guards have strict orders to enforce this rule. Nine cases of exhibits arrived today to be Installed in the building of tha woman's auxiliary committee of the New Mexican commission. Mrs. M. A, Otero, wife of tha governor of New Mexico, la chairman of tho committee of ladies, who without any outside financial assistance collected an in teresting display of relics and handiwork to be Installed In the New Mexico building. One of the exhibits In this building will be the oldest bell In the United States. This relic was cast in 1356 and brought to this country by the Franceacan fathers in the days of discovery. A force of laborers la at work on the stadium and, barring Inclement weather, everything will be In perfect condition for the opening of the Olympic games next Sat urday afternoon. The Wichita Indian women have com pleted the exterior of the grass lodge, for the construction of which lodges the tribe is noted. It is the first grass lodge aver shown at an exposition and is shaped much like a mammoth beehive. The floor dianie ter is twenty-five feet and the cpex, where the smoke from the lodge fires escapes, is over twenty feet from the ground. The sunflower, the state flower of Kansas, long considered an apt subject for the painter's brush, was absolutely ignored In the selection of paintings that adorn tha gallery of the Kansas state building. Mrs. Henrietta W. Mansfield, Idaho's woman commissioner, baa arrived to Install the furniture In the woman's section of the Idaho state building. The furniture is here and Mrs. Mansfield began the Installation today. CONVENTION IN BUFFALO Half a Cent ry of Christian A ela tion Work Discussed Majority and Minority Reports. BUFFALO, May 11 The general tople In discussion after tha opening devotional exercise at the second day's session of the International Toung Men's Christian association was a "Half Century of As sociation, Federation and Supervision." This was divided into two subjects: "The International Committee" and "State and Provincial Committees." Richard C. Morse, general secretary of the interna tional committee, took part In the work of that body which waa followed by a discussion in which the entire as sembly Joined. E. P. Piatt, chairman of the New York state committee, and Prof. A. E, Haynes, chairman of the Minne sota state committee, talked on the work being dona by the different state com mittees. At the afternoon session of the conven tion Cyrus W. MeCormlck, chairman of the committee of twenty-one, submitted the majority and minority reports of the committee. The majority report favors a continuation of the present powers of the international committee, while the minority report grants the state commit tee a greater measure of "home rule;" 8elden P. Spencer, a supreme court Jus tice of St. Louis, urged the adoption of the majority report. Mr. MoOormlck, In submitting the two reports, said the meet ings of the committee had been harmoni ous. There was a lot of discussion In behalf of both reports. While Frank E. Sickles of Buffalo was speaking In behalf of the minority report ha fainted. This terminated the afternoon session. AFRICAN METHODIST SCANDAL Florida Delegate I'nseated Because of Personal I'nfltness for tho Place. CHICAGO. May li The African Meth odist general conference voted today not to Increase the salaries of the several offi cers. It Is expected that the election of general officers will take place tomorrow. After a stormy scene, Rev. John H. Dlck erson, one of the most prominent delegates attending the convention, was unseated. It was charged that he had violated the sev enth commandment, and that he must suf fer the consequences by giving up his sent as delegate from Jacksonville, Fla. Rev. J. W. Dukea of Ocala, Fla., was given the delegateshlp. Rev. Dlckerson is not only prominent In church clroles, but stands as one of tha leaders of the colored race and Is wealthy. J. A. Quarterman, another Florida delegate, was also unseated and Rev. J. T. Marka substituted in his place. GRAY WILL SUCCED HANNA Choice by tho Nominating; Committee of tho National C'lvlo Federation as President, PHILADELPHIA. May U It has been learned that Judge George Gray has been chosen by the nominating committee of the National Civic Federation to succeed the late. Senator Hanna as president of the federation. At the recent meeting of the federation tha matter of filling the va cancy caused by Senator Hanna'a death wua delegated to a nominating committee composed of Bishop Potter and President John Mitchell of the United Mine Workers. The ek-ctlon of Jud.e Gray is to be de ferred until after the national democratic convention in St. Ixmls for fear It might seem tha federation Is aiding In making a possible presidential candidate conspicu ous or important CZAR MAY GO TO THE FRONT Bnialao Bnler Exoeedinglv Anxious to Join Troops ii tha Fiald. ALREADY BEARS SCAR OF JAPANESE Should He Go Ho Would Net As sume Command of the Troops, Leaving that to Officer. ST. PETERSBURG. May 12 Emperor Nicholas is arranging to go to Kharkoff May 23 to bid farewell to the Tenth army corps upon Its departure for tha far east. The Associated Press learns from the high est source that the emperor is exceedingly anxloua to go to the front. To his In timates recently he has spoken much on the subject but he realises that conditions of state demand his presence at home. Nevertheless It Is not considered impossi ble that he will follow the example of all the Romanoff dynasty during the last cen tury and undergo the baptism of Are. "Fight with the army" is one of the tradi tions of his house. Alexander I entered Paris with the allies after the battle of Waterloo, Nicholas I died In a common soldier's hovel In the Crimea and Ax ander II, with the heir apparent, were at the front during the Turkish war. Perhaps a reason why the emperor de sires to meet the enemy Is that the fact that he carries on his body the scar of a wound inflicted by a fanatical Japanese policeman, when he was attacked in a theater at Otsu during his visit to Japan in 1891, only being saved from death by the action of his cousin. Prince George of Greece. Should he finally conclude to go, the emperor would not assume active com mand of the troops, but would have an imperial headquarters, taking with him all the members of his military cabinet. Being on the spot, the emperor would more easily advise General Kouropatkin In the event of any question of great military moment, which he might desire to submit to his majesty. But, of course, the chief advantage would be the stimulus which the personal presence of the sovereign would have on the officers and men. JAPANESE RELIEVE BESIEGED FORT Cossacks Retire In Face of Superior Force and Are Pursued. SEOUL. Corea, May U. CDelayed in Transmission.) Infantry reinforcements reached the beleaguered Japanese troops at Anju at 6:30 o'clock on the evening of May 10. The garrison had fought fiercely for twelve hours, the men reserving their fire until the enemy 'were at close range upon each attempt to storm the gates. The Cossacks then retired over tha eastern hills toward Yong Pyong, the provincial cap ital, leaving fifty killed and wounded on the field and one noncommissioned officer lost. The Japanese lost four kMled and six wounded, besides one telegraph operator. The Japanese troops are now In pursuit of the enemy and an engagement Is momen tarily expected. It is supposed that the Cossacks are part of a body which crossed the head waters of the Yalu r.ear Chang Song and oocupled Chengjtw not knowing of the dis aster which had attended their arms on the Yalu, continuing to carry out their orders to harass the enemy and cut off his communications, which would now be Im possible with even a much larger force. TOKIO, May 12. Details of the Russian attack on Anju last Tuesday state that the fighting lasted all day. Japanese reinforce ments arrived from Ping Yang at 1 o'clock In the afternoon. The Russians retired Wednesday morning at the approach of further Japanese reinforcements from Rosen. The Japanese are pursuing the Russians In the direction of Kal Chong. The Japanese casualties at Anju were four killed and six wounded. The Russian cas ualties were about fifty. A Russian pris oner said that tha Cossack raiders num ber BOO. WOULD COPY SANTIAGO CAMPAIGN Such Said to Be Intention of Jap anese Regarding; Port Arthur. SHAN HA I KWAN, May 12.-A report received from London that there has been fighting at Wu Fung Tien is discredited here. It is reported that there la only a small Japanese force In that vicinity. Tha main force of tha vicinity Is said to be con centrated near Port Arthur, with alego guns, and their Intention is nerreved to be to attempt a repetition of tha strategy of the military and naval forces of the United States before Santiago, and to drive the Russian fleet out to battle. There is no news here of the whereabouts of the first Japanese army corps. Three hundred and fifty Russian soldiers are at New Chwang, and that city Is quiet Most of the white women who redded at New Chwang have gone to Tien Tsln, but the white men remain there. The censorship at New Chwang Is severe. United States Consul Miller has not been allowed to answer Minister Conger's re quest for a statement aa to the local situ ation. PORT ARTHl'R CAN STAND A SIEGE City is Well Defended and Has Plenty of Supplies. ST. PETERSBURG. May 12.-:45 p. m. It la evident from a private letter written by an artillery officer at Port Arthur, dated April 20, that General Stoessel, the Russian commander there, waa daily ex pecting the cutting off of his communica tions. The officer reported that everything was ready to withstand a siege and ex pressed surprise at the fact that the enemy had delayed so long. He said the fortress waa practically im pregnable, saying that there waa a triple row of forta around the Port Arthur glacis, each position being fronted by a moat with a hedge of barbed wire beyond with bomb proofs behind all the batteries. The offi cer further declared that they had plenty of supplies and ammunition and that the garrison waa in excellent spirits and con fident of being able to hold for nine months or a year against any number of the en emy, even if they possessed siege guns. Goods Com to New Chwang. LONDON, May 12. Lloyd'a agent at New Chwang telegraphs by way of Che Foo, under data of May 12. aa follows: Produce Is arriving In great quantltlea from up the river. A fair amount of Man chtuter goods arrived, but more would come If a British warship was here, which would promote trade. New Chwang is In perfect order. I do not anticipate any trouble or fighting in this vicinity. Great credit Is due to General Kondradovitcli, in command of the Russian troops, and Civil Administrator Etsel. . New t'hwaaa; Not Evacuated. ST. PETERSBURG. May 12.-Major Gen eral Pflug, telegraphing from Mukden un der today's date, describes the reports that New Chwang has been evacuated and that the troops guarding the railroad are to be withdrawn and to be replaced by tha Chi nese as being devoid of foundation. NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST Fair Friday Warmer. Saturday Fair and Hour. De. Hour. le. Km. m...... M 1 p. ni 4! H a. m na 2 p. m 4I T a. m Al 3 . m 4" f a. m AO 4 p. m 4 l a. m (mi R p. m (u 10 a. m Ml Hp. in n.l 1 1 a. m no 1 p. in n:t 13 m Ao M . m A I 0 p. m 4t CLOSING IN ON PORT ARTHUR Report Intimates that Russians Are , In Greater Force Than An nounced. ST. PETERSBURG, May 1 -From the official advices rece'ved here It Is evident that the Japanese are proceeding very cautlouNly toward tha investment of Port Arthur. While an interruption of Uis tele graph and railroad may occur again at any time, communication with the fortress waa atlll open last night. Advice received by the general staff show that the invaders whj landed at Pitsewo are marching slowly on Kin Chau, which is nn advanced posi tion defending the Russian Gibraltar, de taching only a force to cut the lino at Polandlen, thus zlvlng rise to the reports that they had effected a landing at Port Adams. The Russians have occupied Sis tbao, on the east side of the Llao Tung peninsula, opposite Kin Chow, showing that they have no intention of withdrawing fur ther south. On the contrary, indications point to a stubborn resistance. The presence at Port Arthur of General Fock, revealed in the official dispatches, may signify that the garrison of the fort ress is much stronger than the Russians desired the enemy to believe. Fock com mands the Fourth Siberian rifle division of 10,000 men. If the whole division is on the Llao Tung peninsula, General fitoessel has at least JO, 000 men at his dis position, which would render the Invest ment of Port Arthur extremely difficult unless the Japanese bring up three times that number of troops. There Is talk of the Japanese cutting off the water supply of Port Arthur, but this la declared to be impossible, as condensed sea water is tho chief source of supply, the wells only being used by the Chinese. HHAVr FIGHTING IS REPORTED Explosions Said to Occur Near Dulny or Port Arthur, SEOUL, May 12. :30 p. m. A Junk that has arrived at Chemulpo brings a report that heavy explosions were heard at sea early this morning. It Is believed here that these explosions occurred either at Port Arthur or at Dalny. An American miner who left Anju on May 8 has arrived here and reports that a force of 2.900 Russians recently erent the night at Unsan. He says also that large bodies of Russian troops were re ported to be in that vicinity. Reports of fighting were received here today, but they lack confirmation. COSSACKS MAKE THE ATTACK Prisoners Say that Half of the Force -Refused to Fight. SEOUL, May 12,-The it test official re porta show that the Russian force which recently attacked Anju formed part of Gen eral Manderltoff'a flying column of flOO trans-Baikal Cossacks and 100 Usuri Cos sacks from Llao Yang. They were cover ing twenty-five miles dally. Prlncners of this psrty captured by the Japanese say the Russians had only twelve days' pro visions; that half the men refused to fight and that the Japanese sharpshooters picked off several of the Russian officers. REPORT ANOTHER NAVAL DISASTER Rnsslan Torpedo Transport Sinks After Striking; Mine at Port Arthur. NEW YORK, May 12 -Through the post ing by the general staff of a list containing twenty names of officers and men on board the topedo . transport Amur, April 2IS, a naval disaster not before reported has just beoome public, says a World dispatch from St. Petersburg According to the correspondent, 'the Amur, which was a sister ship of the ill fated torpedo transport Yenesel, was laying mines in tha Port Arthur roadstead when it struck ona and sank. GRAND DIKE CYRIL IS A WRECK Heart and Nervous System Affected by Experience on Petropavlovsk. ST. PETERSBURG, May 12,-Grand Duka Cyril's whole nervous system and his heart are aomewhat seriously affected as a result of his experience at the time of the blowing up of tha battleship Petropavlovsk off Port Arthur April 18. The official report of his medical attendants is that he will recovef with careful care. His recovery, they say, will be a difficult and slow pro cess. Telegraph Line Is nepalred. LONDON, Msy 12 A dispatch to the Central News from Beoul, Corea, In report ing tha Anju fight adds that the brcken telegraph line haa now been repaired. Gen eral Hsragutchl, heretofore commanding the Japanese troops In the Seoul district, assumes command of all the Japanese troops south of tha Yalu river. Russians Hear Humor of Fight. ST. PETERSBURG, May 12. Rumors are widely current here that lighting la In progress at Port Arthur, but there Is no official news confirming the reports. The Russians still hold New Chwang. Hear Firing; Near New Chwang. CHAN HAI KWAN, May 13-s p. m. Firing ia reported to have been heard to day south of New Chwang. 0DELL VETOES REMSEN BILL Meaanre Designed to Aid New York Gas Company Falls of Enactment. ALBANY, N. Y., May 12.-Governor Odell has vetoed Uie Rernsen East river gas bill, a measure designed to confirm old priv ileges granted to the Consolidated Gan com pany of New York, legalising alleged de fects in Its charter and permitting the com pany to lay pipes under East river to Astoria, Where It hud purchased an Im mense tract of land upon which to erect all Its various plants. The bill was approved by Mayor McClel lan, but was opposed by the New York City newspapers and a large section of the pub llo on the ground that It did not properly safeguard the rights of tbe city and prac tically gave away valuable franchises with out adequate compensation. Millionaire's Ion is Missing. ST. I.Ol'lH, May 12. Search Is being made here for Kred Moon, aged 15 years, sou of William Moon, a lulatille million aire. The mlsnlng son whs last seen Friday when he went to school In l.ouifcvlHa: It is said he left fearing a reprimand bpausa his lesaun waa not prepared. DALNY IS IN RUINS Kunians, it it portt, Ears Castrovad tba Docks and Othsr Landiuf a, JAPANESE WILL FIND ONLY CITY OF RUINS Late Tslegrawi Indioate that tha Entira City Has Bten Destroyed. HARBOR IS REPORTED AS STILL POOR It A'ju Jap Troops in the Garrison Fight Fieroely Against Big Odds, REINFORCEMENTS AFTER TWELVE HOURS Japanese Are Pursuing; the Russian in the Direction of Kal Chonat and Heavy Fighting is Promised. (Copyright by New York Herald Co.. 1904.) NEW YORK. May 12.-(New York Her ald Service Special Telegram to The Bee.) From St. Petersburg came a dispatch stating that word hus been received from Viceroy Alexleff that the Russians had destroyed the docks and piers at Dalny, presumably in order to make a Japanese binding at the imperial town an exceedingly difficult tak. Added lo the dispatch, but nut Included In the viceroy's message, waa the statement that the town itself had bean wrecked. Nothing of a confitmatury naturu was received concerning the reported de struction of the town. It Is known that the harbor of Dalny ia mined ami also that the Japanese au far have niKde no attempt to enter tha plaoa. Therefore, should the messago oi edited to Alexleff prove true, it night tord to indi cate that the handsome, expensive and thriving, "boom" town is threatened from a source nut yet made public. ' .. S Port Arthur, declared a Toklo despatch. Is still ciosed by rMlroad. but the Russian advices are that the line never waa de stroyed and that the traliiload of muni tions of war Hal ted for the town arrived there rafely. The czar, upholding the traditions of tha Romanoff dynasty. Is ager to go to tha theater of war, where, as now planned, ha would establish Imperial headquarters and keep constnntly In toi ch with his com manding general. Russians Wreck Town. ST. PETERSBURG, May 12. 4:S0 p. m. Viceroy Alexleff has telegraphed to tha czar announcing that the Russians have blown up the docks and piers at Port Dalny, Llao Tung peninsula, presumably to render more difficult a Japanese landing at that point. Later telegrams received here Indicate that the whole ot Fort Lalny haa been de stroyed by the Russians. Fort Dalny, on Tallen Wan bay, on tha east coast of the Llao Tung peninsula, waa lr. ended by Russia to be the chief com mercial empraium of its eastern dominions.' An edict pvvW1ng for its cm atriK'tlon waa lEPtiod by the Ruaslkn emperor July 30, 11-99, and Port Dr.lny, fully equipped, with all modern improvements, docks, ware houses and ratlrood facilities, waa opened to commerce in Deceimler, 1901. Di'.lny Harbor is Good. Tallen Wan bay s one of the finest deep water harbors on the Paaino coast. It la free fro-n Ice in winter tune and ships Crawlrg thirty feet of water can enter at low tide without difficulty, and without thi aid of pilots can sail or steam along side the Immense docks and piers, where their ccrgots can be landed Into nJlrosd cars and run direct for t,0U) miles into the city of St. Petersburg.. Five large piers had been constructed, each supplied with numerous roll road tracks and immense warehouses and elevators, gas, electrlo lights and water, and a large breakwater was being constructed, so that ships could lie at the piers and lead and unload re gardless of weather. Docks for foreign vessels, steam and sail, extcuded beyond the piers and :ong the shore for two miles. Thore were two first-class dry flocks, one Intended tor ordinary ocean nteamera and the other designed to accommodate tha largest vessels of war or commerce. Six rr.liilons had been expended On tha harbor system lefore the end of 1901 and It was estimated that the cost of complet ing the works would be nearly 30,700,000, but this does not in any way represent the total cost of the erection of thla great commercial port, which, with Port Arthur, distant about twenty miles, waa leased by the Chinese government to Russia in 1898. Nearly 0,000 men were employed daily on the works. The total population haa been estimated at about 60,000, mostly Chinese, Japanese, Coreann and Russians. Rr.I.4N FIRF.D I'NDBR RED CROBS) Japan Fiplnlns Action Which Re sulted in Protest oy Russia, LONDON, May 12 6.66 p. TO. Tha Japa nese legailon l.ere this afternoon gave out an official telegram from the Foreign offioe t Tr.klo regarding the Russian charge that the Japanese on May 6 fired on a train from Port Arthur flying the Red Cross flag. It says the train did not carry any special marks until after the Ruwlan soldiers had fired on the Japanese and tha latter had responded. When the train stopped' tha Red Cross flag was hoisted and the Japa nese immediately stopped firing and pro ceeded to examine it, r.'hereupon the train went on ft full speed and escaped. The Japanese Foreign office telegram alio said that while there Is no reason to ap prehend that China Intends breaking Its neutrality, the Jspanese government haa found It advisable to warn the Chinese gov ernment to observe strict neutrality. Vienna Knows Nothing; of Plot., VIENNA, May 12 Nothing Is known here of the reports published in the United States yesterday of the alleged discovery of an anarchist conspiracy to blow up Russlun fortresses and military depots, a plot agulnst the life of M. von Pichwa, the RuHMian minister of the Interior, or a plot against the life of the Russian em peror. Possibly the reports originated in the vague rumors of anarchist plots which were circulated here list week and which. have since buen contradicted. Russians Try to Open Harbor. NEW YORK. May l.'.-An explanation of the explosions heard at Port Arthur, which, led to reports thut the Russians were de stroying their wurxhlpa in that harbor, Is furnished In a World dispatch front fit. Petersburg. It Is to the effect that the garrison at Port Arthur la endeavoring to char llin harbor entrance of the stona Uidpn ships sent In Ly the Jupane.se. Toklo Kays Railroad Is Hlorked. TOKIO, May 12--S p. m. Official Inquiry shows that Viceroy Alexlcff's report that railroad communication with Pott Arthur haa been restored since Monday ia untrue.