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For RBL,IABL,B War Noxvs Road TUB 13BB. The Bee prints more Paid Want Ads because BEE WANT ADS BRING BEST RETURNS. OMAHA, TUESDAY MORNING, MAY 17, 1904 TEN PAGES. PINOLE COPY THIS EE CENTS. ESTABLISHED JUNE 19, 1871. DELEGATES ARE FIRM i Etpablicani it Springfield Adjonm Afisi TwsntT-Hinth Bal ot Without Chinge. VARIOUS SCHEMES TO BREAK DEADLOCK After Heady an E of Voting Hop COMPLIMENTARY Vt T FOR CANNON CI Oo Twenty-Seventh B, Monotonous -ficrnltis 1 CANNON BEATS TIME IS GAVEL Chlrasto Man Offers Resolution that Etch Soeeeedlna tawnt Candi date Khali Be Dropped V' from Die Ballot. SPRINGFIELD. 111., May 16,-Wlth Its dadlock unbroken and with little prospect of a compromise which will deliver the situation, the Illinois republican conven tion took a recess ut 6:2 o'clock thin even Inn until 10 o'clock tomorrow morning. The runes followed tho twenty-ninth roll call, the result of which showed each candidate with approximately the same strength he Jiad when he entered the convention. The Isst ballot taken today Rave the following results: Yates, 41 440-770; Ixwden, 404 JHR-770; Deneen. SK2 645-770; Hamlin. 118 44A-770; Warner. 87 440-770; Sherman, 5P 44O-770; Pierce. 22 440-770. The convention' proceedings were com paratively tame today and at only one time during the session waa there any great demonstration. This occurred when a glea club waa Invited to the platform to Ing. "Uncle Joe" Cannon asked the au dience to Join Ip the chorus and led It himself, taking a commanding position on the platform and beating the time with his gavel reversed for a baton. He looked like a dignified old-time singing master at a, country school house aa he gracefully swayed hta body In unison with the music and described the beata of the inspiring time wlht his Improvised baton. Cannon Beat Time. The great audience, . Ith this inspiration before it. earg with a will and when the echoes ot the chorus died away a wave of wild enthusiasm swept over the im mense hall. The attendance today showed no diminution to the Interest In the con vention. There was a steady downpour of cold rain all day and the hall was closo and disagreeable, but the building was packed .with people who sat through the monotonous , roll calls without the least sign of impatience. The tension was high and the nervous snxlety with which the crowd watched for the long-threatened break had a quieting effect upon the gath ering. Order was maintained with com parative case. A number of conferences are in progress tonight. On of them, brought about by the federal influence Ip the' convention. Is aHtptmittng tb select an outaia candi date and the names of Walter Reeves, ex Governor Flfer and several others have been mentioned. .' Today 'the! federal In fluences attempted to have their men agree upon Congressman Warner, but they could hot get enough votes and the threat of Hamlin and Sheramn to nominate Yates In the evnt that Warner became a formid able candidate deterred them. The Yates people are c'almlng tonight that Senator Cullom la exerting his in fluence with postmasters In various parts of the state to get votes away from Yates. It is charged that a Gallatin' county delegate who quit Yates today did so in response to a telegram from H. M. Pee bles, postmaster at Shawnnetown. The Yates and Deneen people are in conference for the purpose of Strengthening their re cent alliance, whlo his designed to pre vent the federal Influences from stamped ing the convention. ' senator Hopkins Will Stay, The failure of any of the Hopkins coun ties to break from Yates today Indicates that Senator Hopkins has decided to stay with Yates in the struggle, although the Xowden men Insist that they will get Hopkins aa soon as the latter votes will be sufficient to settle the contest. Colonel Low den mingled freely with the delegates today. He waa In a cheerful rhood and said be felt in a stronger posi tion than ever. Attorney General Hamlin, for whom an unsuccessful stampede was attsmpted Saturday evening, waa watch ing developments today with the keenest Intercut. It was aald that he would throw bis delegates to Yates if it became neces sary to do so to bring about Lowden's de feat. It is reported that the Sherman and Ham lin leaders have formally notltied Colonel Lowden that under no circumstances will they throw their strength to hire. The reason assigned la that Lowde.Vs combina tion with Yates In unseating antl-Tat.e delegates makes it Impossible for Sherman and Hamlin to deliver delegates to Low den. The convention was called to order promptly at I o'clock. Governor Yates this afternoon received the following message from Mrs. 'Richard Yates, sr., at Jacksonville: Stand firm and be ot good coumge. MOTHER. Convention Meets la Main. In a heavy downpour of rain the delegates made their way to the armory and their Sags and banners presented a bedraggled appearance when, at 3 o'clock, Chairman Cannon called the convention to order. The great hall was packed with people. There waa a burst of applause during the progreas of the ballot, when Adams county announced "twenty votes for Yates last week, this week and forever." Aa the roll progressed It became evident that the expected break would not come on the first ballot taken today, and the delegates settled back in their seats for another prolonged session. The only changes were in Peoria county, where Yutes gained on vote; In Scott county, where two Yates men voted for Lowden, and In Wod ford county, which again spilt and gave Yates and Deneen a vote. There were only slight change, the result of the twenty, fifth ballot being as follows; Yates, 40 44-700; Lowden, 407 836-770; Deneen, SM 54S-T7o; Hamlin, 1U 440-770; Warner, S9 440-T70; Pierce, 21 440-770. On the twenty-sixth ballot the vote In th Fourth commissioner's district (Chi cage) was cast for Cannon. Other changes were slight, the vote being aa follows: Yates. 43 440-770; Lowden, 408136-770; De neen, S8&6I&-TT0; Hamlin. Ill 440-770; Warner, 440-770; Sherman, 1 440-770; Pierce, 26 40 770; Cannon, L He Chaaa.w Tweaty-Soveuth Ballot. Oa th twsnty-seventh ballot the com plimentary vote for Cannon went back to VEILED THREAT TO TURKEY Aastro-Hungnrlun Foreign Mlalster Macedonia. BUDAPEST, Hungary, May 18 At to day's sitting of the budget committee of the Austrian delegation Foreign Minister Goluchowskl made a speech. In which he lengthily reviewed the International situa tion. The most Interesting portion was a reference to the gloomy situation In the far east. He said: Far-reaching antagonistic interests have brought about a struggle which, owing to the impossibility of gauging Its duration and on account of ine general economic depression It may entail, tnreatens to make Itself felt even by those not directly con cerned. Uesldes the general state of in security attendant on such a long con flict, there tins to be considered the in terruption of the free Intercourse of trade ...a i ho unusually whin Interpretation given by belligerents nowadiiys to "con- trahana or war. mis wm,- mi.-i cinun exercises such a far-reaching effect on In ternational trade that it appears justifiable to inquire whether It would not be ad visable, through a mutual agreement of the powers, to check that much-felt evil in the future by the Introduction of cer tain restrictive regulations. That work must, however, be reserved for a more suitable moment. Austria-Hungary s position In regard to the war is one of strict neutrality, and as nil the other powers have taken the same attitude, It may, so far as human foresight can reach, be anticipated that the .struggle will be localized and result In no further dangerous complications. The Anglo-French convention Count Ooluchowskl considered to be "another link in the chain of arrangements intended to weld more firmly the peaceful union of the European powers." Count Goluchowskl considered that sat isfactory progress was making in the Macedonian reform program and said both Austria-Hungary and Russia deemed it an honor to do the fullest Justice to the mis sion entrusted to them by the great powers, and they hoped Turkey would not further Impede the task. Unless Turkey loyally assisted In the reforms It should have Itself to blame for the serious dan gers to which It Inevitably would be ex posed. HltRAJiD St EH WIFE FOR DAMAGES Seqnel to the Divorce Proceedings Brought Against IHme. lie Jane. PARIS, May 16. One of the various suits growing out of the divorce proceedings brought by M. Pore!, director of the Vaude ville theater, against his wife, Mme. Re Jane, was decided today In favor of the latter. M. I'orel hired his wife! to play In a series of piece and he claimed she vio lated the contract by not makiVg a suit able change of program and claimed 120,000 damages. The court did not discuss the domestic aspect of the case, holding that Mme. Rejane had sufficiently performed her contract and gave costs against the husband. Cursons Reach England, LONDON, May ,16. Lord Curaon, the viceroy of India, and Lady Curxon arrived In London today and had a great reception. Premier Balfour and other ministers and many relatives and friends of Lord and Lady Curxon, including Henry White, the secretary of the United States embassy, crowded the railroad station. Lord Curxon drove directly ' to ' Buckingham palace, where he had an audience with King Ed ward. The viceroy received a hearty woi corao from the' crowds along the route. Rednce German Meel Bounty. COLOGNE, . May 16. The German steel combination has reduced the export bounty for 16 marks, as hitherto fixed by the asso ciation for the manufacture of half-finished steel, te 12H marks. Instead of to 10 marks per ton, as was previously announced. The reduction will go into effect In the third quarter of 1904. WOMAN SAVESAGENT'S LIFE Knowledge of Telegraphy Stands the Wife of Section Foreman In Good Stead. ST. PAUL, Minn., May 16. Reports re ceived here at the Northern Pacific office from division headquarters In the west, tell how Mrs. A. J. Barlow, wife of a section foreman In the state of Washing ton, saved the life of a telegraph operator who was shot by- a bandit and then tele graphed the news to headquarters, result ing In the capture of the outlaw. C. J. Ingraham. station agent at Sno qualamle. Wash., was about to lock np his safe prior to leaving his office for the night, when a bandit thrust a heavy re volver through a. pane of glass and shot him. He then entered and demanded In graham's keys, but th agent refused to deliver them. The bandit shot him again and then rifled the safe and money draw ers and escaped, leaving the agent lying In a pool of blood on the floor, desperately wounded. Mrs. Barlow, wife of the section fore man, heard the shots and, although alone an! unarmed, rushed from the section house to the station and instantly recog nizing that Ingraham must have medical aid. sat down at the telegraph table and sent an account of the shooting to an adjacent station, and to division headquar ters. She then carried the wounded man to a bench and tearing a skirt Into ban dages, dressed his wounds. When' help came she had stopped the flow of blood and rendered all that skilled first aid cfeuld have accomplished. Ingraham was put under a surgeon's care and then sent to a hospital. The man under arrest has been identltled as one of the brigands and Is on his way to Jail In Seattle. MACHINE WINS ON THE COAST Democratic Delegates Go to St. Louis I'atnstrnrted for Hearst for Candidate. SANTA CRUZ. May 16-The preliminary skirmish In the democratic state convention today was won by the forces opposing the sending of a delegation to the national con vention Instructed to support the candidacy of Congressman W. R. Hearst for the presi dency. Those favoring a delegation In structed for Hearst made a gallant fight, losing the battle for the control of the convention by the close vote of 3n to 816. It was a victory for what Is commonly known ss the San Francisco "machine". WABASH INCREASES CAPITAL New laaae of Railroad Stork Will Not Ba Placed t'poa the Market. JEFFERSON CITY. Mo.. May IS The secretary of state today Issued a certifi cate to the Wabash Railroad company au thorising It to Increase its capital stock from. 8.U.0H0.000 to WO3.OQ0.0eO. There Is a state law which provides that there must be a certain ratio maintained between the capital stock and bonds of a railroad cor poration and the authorization to Increase the stock follows a recent bond Issue made by the Wabash company. It Is stated that the new Issue ot stock will not tie placed on th market. SOOXERS AT RESERVATION Would-Be Settlers Alrsady Flockiag to the Eosebu'! Eworration. WILL GAIN NOTHING BY SUCH COURSE Itorth Carolina Asks Rehearing la Sapreme Court In Bond Caae Re cently Decided In Favor of South Dakota. (From a Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON. May 16.-81nce the is suance of the proclamation opening up the Rosebud reservation In Gregory county. South Dakota, the general land office is advised that the vicinity of this reserva tion Is swarming with "Booners," who are laboring under the impression that they will be given the first selection when the formal opening occurs. The memory of the mad rush for sites In the great Oklahoma stampede seems to be very active in the minds of those who believe in the proposi tion that those first on the ground will be entitled to the first entry. The days of the Oklahoma opening are ended. More peaceful means obtain now than In 1889 when rifle shots were heard around the border of the "strip," an nouncing that those who were on the out side of an Imaginary line could proceed to enter upon the homestead which they had selected. The Land department opens the lands acquired from Indians by pur chase In a different manner today. The general land office having been ad vised of the presence of many persons on the border lines of Gregory county. Im mediately called the attention of the De partment of Justice to the situation and the attorney general has directed the United States marshal In South Dakota to take Immediate action toward removing all "squatters" and "sooners" who are camping about the lands to be opened, awaiting patiently for the day when they will be permitted to go upon the lands, provided they are armed with a slip of paper Issued by the authorities giving them the right of entrance. North Carolina Wants Rehearing. Today a petition was presented to the supreme court by attorneys representing North Carolina, praying for a reopening of the case of South Dakota against North Carolina as to the validity of certain rail road bonds held by the former, which were originally guaranteed by North Carolina and subsequently repudiated. The supreme court recently decided In favor of South Dakota. North Carolina seeks to reopen the case on the grounds of new evidence and the court decided to take the petition under advisement. Rural Carriers Numed. Rural carriers appointed: Iowa Brough ton, regular, Mellone P. Crandall; substi tute, Marie D. Crandall. George, regular, Roscoe C. Plumb; substitute, Jessie Roth. Lacey, regular, H. L. Hull; substitute. C. N. Hull. Marble Rock, regular, M. J. Ackley; substitute. Charles J. Ackley. Nor man, regular, O. Rasmussen; substitute. O. O. Lee. Palmer, regular, A. Larson; sub stitute, Hanna Larson. South Dakota Hanson, regular, C, Jurgenaon; aubstltut. P. H. Hanson. Leetervill, regular,, J. Ripple: substitute, 3. Ripple.- " Wood After Moraa The Moros which attacked the American troops on May I and killed two officers and a number of men may be severely punished by Major General Leonard Wood, who Is marching on the band with a force of 450 officers and men. Major General Alnaworth, military secretary, today received a cable gram from General Wade, commanding. In the Philippines, In reply to a message ask ing' for particulars concerning the move ment against the Moros in Mindanao. Gen eral Wade's message Is as tallows: Major General Leonard Wood, with 450 officers and men, are en route to recovor the bodies of our killed. Two of the num ber, who were previously reported killed have come in. It 1b learned that four more who were reported killed are alive. There is no trouble outside of Ail's band. IMnng Is friendly to the United States. Kverythlng quiet In Cottabato valley; peo ple planting crops and are anxious to have All's bund taken and are furnishing as sistance freely and willingly. All's outfit if In the country east of Lake Llgnaaan, which is swampy and almost uninhabitable. Word from the expedition Is nt to be expected for several days. It will take the command six days of hard marching to reach the place where the engagement of Aiay 8 occurred. Officials of the War department hesitate to express any opinion about the movement of General Wood's column, but It is evi dent that the Moros will be unable to resist such a force. Some of those who are In formed concerning the attitude of the Moros believe that they will attempt to prevent the advance of th American sol diers, in which case there probably will be a decisive encounter. Roosevelt Stands by I'nlon. As a result of a protest of the local union of musicians against the acceptance by n. embers of the United States marine band ot positions in the orchestra of a local theater, President Roosevelt haa ordered that no member of the band shall take the place of any civilian dismissed on account of a labor dispute. The union hod pre sented the issue in the case to the presi dent, claiming that the dismissals were made because the men refused to accept less than union prices. In compliance with the order no member of the band was in his place in the orchestra when tlie mati nee performance was given this afternoon. Kenny Mill Pay Isthmian Bills. Rear Admiral Walker today announced that Admiral Kenny (retired), formerly paymaster general of the navy, had ac cepted the office of general disbursing officer of the Isthmian Canal commission and would shortly be formally appointed. It is stated that his appointment will In no wiso conflict with the duties of Pay master Tobey, who will make the disburse ments on the Isthmus, while Admiral Kenny wlil be in general charge. COUNTESS MARRIES COACHMAN Dowsger Coonteas of Havensworlh Xakes Domestic Servant for Her Third Hasband. NEW YORK, May 16. Georglana, dow ager countess ot Ravensworth, has startled society by marrying her coachman, James Wadsworth, says a dispatch from London to the American. The bride Is nearly 60 years ot age, a grande dame, a leader of one of the most exclutlve sets and regarded as one of the stauncheat defenders of position." She Is a daughter of Right Hon. Richard Denman and married In 1872 Major Oswln C. Baker-Creaswell, and, sec ondly, in 1W2, the earl of Ravensworth, who died In 1003. leaving the widow an estate amounting to nearly $1, 000,000. Lit tie is known of the fortunate coachman. He is the son of a real estate dealer, hand some snd only 28 years of age. Kalian t raiser Leaves Fort. SAN FRANCISCO. May 16. The Italian cruiser Liguria, Prince Luigi of Italy, In command, sailed from this port today for Honolulu, where It will coal and proceed on Its war to the Australian colonies Its ultimate destination la said to be Htm York. HARRIS WITHDRAWS FROM RACE Sidney Man Declines to Push Ills Candidacy for the Lieutenant Governorship. SIDNEY, Neb., May 9. .14. To the Edi tor of The Bee: I desire to announce through The Bee, aa the medium through which I can reach th greatest number of republicans throughout the state, that I shall not be a candidate for the nomination for lieutenant governor, in connection with which my name ha kindly been mentioned by a number of friends and papers In the state, principally It) the west, to all of whom I am deeply grateful This is to b a great republican year and the utmost harmony should prevail in our councils, and aa Lieutenant Governor McGilton Is a candidate for renomlnatlrm. of which he Is eminently deserving I believe he should be nominated without the slightest opposition. The republicans ol the west end of the state now have but One candidate for a place on the state ticket, Mr. E. M. Searle. Jr., of Ogalalla. as airndtdate for the nom ination for auditor, tie la a staunch repub lican, thoroughly cotnpetent and a highly honorable gentleman, deserving of the united support of tle republicans of the western part of th tat, which I am con fident he will receive. Very respectfully. R. D. HARRIS. MEET TO TALK OF GOOD ROADS National and International Associa tions Convene nt St. Louis to Dlscusn Plnns. ST. irri9. May M. Delegate from all parts of the United States and a number from foreign countries were present today at tho opening session of the convention of the National and International Good Roads association. The delegates are present na representatives of various organizations, Including agricultural societies, industrial commissions, railway and business men's leagues. Seurtons wity be held each day of this week. Thursday has been designated as "Good Roads" day at the World's fair and delegates will meet there, where an elaborate program will be carried out. A feature of the convention Is a section of model rood In charge of Robert A. Meeker, state engineer of New Jersey, located near the model city on the fair grounds. The gathering was called to order by W. H. Moore, president of the Good Roads' convention, and Governor Dockery of Mla sourl delivered the sddress of welcome. Mr. Moore reviewed tho work so far ac complished and recommended that convicts, vagrants and paupers be utilized In build ing roads throughout the country. This plan of Improving highways. If carried out, he said, would be of vast benefit and ma terially aid the development of the country. Mr. Moore aald determined efforts would be made to secure th aid of every state in the unton In the mater of road con struction and that bills or resolutions would be drafted for presentation In all state assemblies. President Moore said the con vention will endeavor to strengthen the movement tn the states first and that as sistance from the government would be sought later. Th Science of road build ing, the relation of good roads to the farmer, the manufacturing Industries and the commercial ad'rges of good roads were' among th topics) embraced In the dis cussion by the delegate. A. S. Mann, vice president of the National Good Roads' association of Jacksonville, Fla., discussed the "Outlook for Better Roads In the Southern States." After the session the delegates visited the fair grounds and saw a practical demonstration of Improved road building. Secretary of Agriculture Wilson Is, ex pected here Thursday to make an address on "Good Roada Necessary to Agricul tural Development." GOVERNOR TALKS OF NEGRO Nov r Louisiana. Executive Will Sup press Lynching, but Draws Decided Color Line, BATON ROUGE, La., May 16. In" the presence of a multitude of Louialanans gathered In the grounds of the state cap It ol today, Newton C. Blanchard waa In augurated as governor and Jared R. San ders as lieutenant governor. In his Inaugural address Governor Blanchard said: Mob law Is contravention and defiance of law and will not be tolerated. Lynch Ings will not be permitted under any circumstances. Sheriffs will be held to the strictest accountability possible under the law for the safety from mob violence ot persons in their custody. On the negro question ha soldi The negro Is here. He is a man and a citizen. He Is useful and valuable In his sphere. Within that sphere he must be guaranteed the equal protection of the law and his education along proper lines mainly agricultural and industrial is at once a duty and a necessity. He must be protected in his right to live peaceably, In his right to labor and enjoy the fruits of his labor. He must be encouraged In In dustry and taught habits of thrift. No approach toward social equality or social recognition will ever be tolerated In Louisiana. Separate schoqls. separate churche, separate cars, separate places of entertainment will be enforced. Racial distinction and Integrity must be main tained. But there Is room enough In this southland, with proper lines of limitation and demacatlon, for the two races to live on terms of mutual trust, good understand ing and concord. The south asserts Its ability to handle and solve the negro ques tion on humanitarian lines those of justice and right. We brook no Interference from without. It is up tn the south to so solve and handle It as to furnish no occasion for such Interference. GILLESPIE TRIALDRAWS CROWD Defease Mar Have Found Sltw Evi dence ot Another Murderer f Woman. RISING BUN, Ind., May 16 The trial of the defendants charged with the murder of Elizabeth Gillespie continues to attract crowds to tho court house. Today It la rumored that the defense has found a new and valuable witness In Ellsworth MrQuttjr of Warsaw, Ky., who will testify that on the night of the murder he saw a man run ning from the vicinity of the murder in an opposite direction from that which James Gillespie must have taken, according to the theory of the prosecution. Juror Bpauldlng. wboee brother Is dying at Forestvtlle, O , asked for leave to go to his brother's bedside, but was refused. ANARCHIST TIB1ER MIST RETl'RI I'nlted States Supreme Coart I'pholds Action of Port Officers. WASHINGTON, May 16. In an opinion today by Chief Justice Fuller the I'nlted States supreme court sustained the action of the immigration authorities at the port of New York in ordering the deportation of the Englishman Turner, alleged to be an anarchist. Tho chief Justice said In his opinion that Turner did not himself deny that he Is nn anarchist. The opinion up held the law for the exclusion of anarchists and affirmed the decision of the circuit court for the southern district of New York, which refused a writ of habeas corpus to Turner. CniNESE TROOPS IN ACTION Under Personal Direction of Governor They Loot Banian Vines. COSSACK'S DRIVE OFF NATIVE BANDITS Russians Allege that the Chinese Were Led by Japanese Officers and t'se Dum Din Bullets. LIAO YANG, May 16 Further details of the attack made May 14 by Chinese sol diers upon the railway coal mines occupied by the Russian administrative force nesr Port Adams show that the troops were the body guard of the governor of Foo Chow, who led the attack In person and was at tended by fifteen Chinese officials. The governor orders the arrest and the be heading of the Chinese miners. The Rus sians were stripped and driven off naked, their property was looted and 20,000 tons of coal waa destroyed. A detachment of Japanese troops had passed the con! mines the previous day but did not touch them, regarding them as private property. Another conflict between Cossacks and Chinese bandits has occurred In the village of Chantaldzy. The bandits, It Is stated, were led by four Japanese troopers. The Cossacks, numbering thirty-three, lost two killed, and succeeded In killing twenty-five of the bandits, the remainder of whom escaped. The bandits used dum dum bul lets. Lieutenant Sorrokln. who was wounded In the eye in the fight st Klti Lien Cheng, owes his life to the mercy of a Japanese soldier. When the lieutenant fell after re ceiving his wound, a comrade stopped to rescue hfm. Two Japanese soldiers, one of whom carried a Red Cross flag and the other a rifle, came up. The rifleman lev eled his weapon and ordered Sorrokln to remain prone upon the ground and his comrade to leave. Then the Japanese with the Red Cross flag carefully washed and dressed Sorrokfn's wound, gave him a drink and retired. Sorrokln survived. CHINA DISCLAIMS HESPONSIBIMTT Says It Cannot Be Held Mahle for Chinese Action In Manchuria. ST. PETERSBURG, May 14. In order to allay Russian apprehension as to the atti tude of China the Chinese minister here has given Foreign Minister lyamsdorf fresh as surances of the purpose of bis government not to violate Its neutrality and to pre serve tranquillity throughout the empire. These assurances, which are based on dis patches received from the Chinese Foreign office and Viceroy Yuan Shi Kal, the com-mandor-ln-chlef of the Chinese forces, set forth In the most positive terms that there Is absolutely no ground to believe that China will depart from Its proclaimed atti tude. The Chinese minister said to the corre spondent ot the Associated Press: While there haa not been the slightest fear that the peace of the empire would be disturbed, or that my government would Intervene In the war, R was still deemed wise to communicate to Peking and Viceroy Yuan Shi Kal the sensational rumors cir culating In Europe. The CbJneaa Foreign ffloe tele-raptiioally reiterated that China Is determined to con tinue to obeerve the strictest neutrality, giving support neither-to Russia nor Japan. Viceroy Yuan Shi Knl telegrnohed that the rumors of Impending uprisings were without foundation and assured me that a repetition of the Boxer revolt of 1900 waa Impossible. The minister was not advised of the at tack of the governor of Foo Chow on the coal mines at Port Adams. He thinks the circumstances are misunderstood and that It will be found that there waa no Intention to commit an act of hostility against Russia. Nor was the minister Informed of the re ported Chinese attacks cn Russian troops in Manchuria, for which, even If they oc curred, China could not be held responsible, aa the region Is comprised in the theater of war, which Is specifically exempted from Chinese Jurisdiction. JAPANESE TEAR UP MORE ROAD Russians Retire Before Advance of Islanders. ST. PETERSBURG, May 16. 4:50 p. m. The Japanese evidently are determined that there shall not be any further roll com munication between General Kouropatkln and Port Arthur. Official advice's received today by the general staff say the Japanese have destroyed fifty miles of the railroad north of Kin Chou. No resistance was made by the Russians, who are gradually abandoning It. On the Japanese approach Colonel Splrldorf of the Amur railroad battalion, la seeking to ren der the railroad as useless as possible to the enemy by removing the switches and othsrwlse disabling the road. The Russians are retiring because of the approach of the Japanese columns sent westward by General Kurokl immediately after the occupation of Feng Wang Cheng. Experts who discussed the military situa tion today expressed the opinion that Gen eral Kourapatkin will not remain at Llao Yang. Their view seems to be borne out by reports from Llao Yang announcing the departure of Russian families from that point. It is said that General Kouropatkln Is not at all discouraged by the advance of the Japanese. Telegrams received here today from Liao Yang report him as being 'per fectly satisfied" with the outlook. It was announced today that the Tenth and Seventeenth army corps will leave May IS for Manchuria. This force Includes the Orenburg division of Cossacks and artillery armed with the new model rapid-fire field guns. Grand Duke Nicholas left St Petersburg today to Join the emperor. He will make a careful Inspection of the cavalry to be sent out to the far east. TO ADVANCE ON PORT AHTIIIR Combined Lund nnd Sea Attack Is Ex pected This Week. CHE FOO, May 16. 4 p. m A combined land and sea attack on Port Arthur Is ex pected to take place between May 20 and May 23. The Japanese hope to occupy Port Dalny within a few days. Dalny is not fortified, the only fort in the vicinity being on mid way between Talienwan and Kin Chou. After the destruction of the submarine mines at Talienwan the Japanese Intend to land additional troops there und com mence an attack on Port Arthur. A correspondent of the Associated Press is informed that the Japanese are ready to lose 2,000 men in the attack. This he did not consider a large number. In view of the great percentage of the rick and wounded who will be able to retake the field as a result of modern hospital equipment. Well Informed Chinese say that th en trance to Port Arthur Is not blocked. Corns Envoy to Japan Returns. SEOUL. Corea, May 16 p. m. Yl Chl Ylng. the Corean envoy to Japan to return the recent visit of Marquis Ito, arrived at Chemulpo from Japan today. He waa greeted by Corean efflclala. NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST Fnlr Tuesday nnd Wednesday! Tues day, Marnier. Tcmprratare at Outahu Yesterday! Hoar. Dear. Hoar. Dra. An. m ..... . (12 1 p. m Ml ttu.ni (V3i p. m (Itf 7 a. m (42 a p. m tui a. m o2 4 p. m AH I) a. m (M S p. m AT 111 . n ft 4 tt p. m rt tt a. m (Vt T p. m AT 13 IU 04 M p. m AA B p. ra ..... . B-t INTEREST IN NEW MINISTER St. Petersburg Awaits Speech on Part of British Ambassador to Russia. ST. PETERSBURG, May lfl. Sir Charles Hardlnge, the new British ambassador to Russia, arrived in St. Petersburg today. Because of the part the ambassador is expected to play In carrying out King Edward's desire for closer relations be tween Great Britain and Russia more than usual Interest In his arrival was displayed In official and unofficial circles. The gov ernment was extremely punctilious In ob serving the most minute details of the reremonles imposed by International eti quette on the arrival of a new ambassa dor. The new Imperial waiting room at the Warsaw station was thrown open for his use and an imperial carriage with a guard ot honor of Cossacks in red tunics conveyed the ambassador from the station to the embassy. As soon as the emperor returns to St. Petersburg Sir Charles Har dlnge will present his credentials and at th same time deliver a speech which It is expected will reveal, ruardedly of course, th object of his mission. Th authorities here attach considerable im portance to the prospective declaration, owing to the ambassador's relations with King Edward. It will be regarded as being aa much an expression of the views of the king as of the British government. On his part. Emperor Nicholas will make a response which will be no less cordial than the utterance of the British ambassa dor. In official and diplomatic circles It I generally known that the establishment of better relations between Russia and Great Britain Is the object of Sir Charles Har dlnge's mission. The specific purposes, however, are still veiled, desplje the discreet Inquiries made before foreign diplomats of their British colleagues here. "You know as well as we do," said a well Informed diplomat to the corre spondent of the Associated Press this aft ernoon, "the Intense personal deelre of King Edward to reach an agreement with Russia. The king wishes to bring about a change In A nglo-Russlani relations such as realised by the agreement between Great Britain and France. In spite of the belief elsewhere this Is a no more Cffflcult task than waa accomplished tn Paris and London. We believe Sir Charles Har dtnge'a mission Is to reach an understand ing with Russia whereby will be defined their respective spheres of Influence in Asia, Just as the Anglo-French conven tion defined their distinct Spheres tn Africa. There la no question of Great Britain formally offering Intervention to arrange tor jetween Japan and Russia. Rus sia has' It absolutely clear that she will hav no Interference. There are plenty of subjects for negotiation. One of the most Important Is the reduction of armaments on the Indian frontier, which now con stitute an enormous and useless expendi ture for both countries." The same diplomat asserted that Rus sia' resentment against Great Br Hair, for not allowing her to take Constantinople la no longer Justified, as the British gov ernment has not the SKme rveison aa formerly to oppose the advance ef Russia through the Dardanelles. If the British have a motive for seeking a Russian asree ment It Is attributed to British suspicion of Germany, due to the latter' creation of a navy. RISSIAN ADMIRALTY IS PLEASED Regards Japanese Disaster ca Com pensation for Port Arthur Losses. ST. PETERSBURG, May 17, t:25 a. m. Owlng to th interruption of communica tion with Port Arthur, the admiralty haa no Information of Its own either regarding the blowing top of the Japanese cruiser Mlyako on May 15 or the torpedoing and crippling of an armored Japanese cruiser in Talienwan bay, May 10. by a naphtha launch In command of a young Ruslan naval officer. The admiralty officers) read with Interest the Associated Press account of the accident and pointed tut that by no chance could the happenings be Iden tical since the Mlyako struck In daylight and the other event Is reported as happen ing at nfght. , The admiralty while awaiting news of either Incident points out tho, feasibility of the launch exploit, since the eqa.'pment for sending torpedoes from small boats, an invention of the late Vice Admiral Makaroff, was utilized in the Russo-Turkish war. Whether one or two Japanese ships have been crippled, satisfaction la expressed by the admiralty that there has been some equivalent for the disasters to the Port Arthur fleet. The Orel arrived today at Cronsted, caking th third battleship of the squad ron destined for the far east which haa arrived there to receive an equipment of guns. The battleship , Alexander III. has already been commissioned and the battle ship Bnrodtno Is receiving lis main bat tery. The, BoMvaroff Is the only battleship under construction to be assigned to the far east, snd It waa promised for delivery last month. Batteries are being Installed on the protected cruisers Jemtchug and Iznmriid. DESCRIBE FIGHT WITH BANDITS General Staff at St. Petersburg Re ceives Report from Sukhumi. ST. PETKRSBT'RG, May 16 The gen eral staff has received the following dis patch from Lieutenant General SakharofT. General Kouropatkln'a chief of staff, dated May 15: On Msy 14 T was Informed that Chinese bandits-had appeared In villages' sixteen kilometers west of Llao Yang, and I sent out detachments of riflemen, mounted anil on foot, and a company of Infantrv. No bnnrllts were found In the villages, the In habitants of which answered evaslvelv. As the force was returning from the vil lage of Shantaldza. twelve kilometers west of I.lao Yang, considerable numbers of bandits were discovered at n spot where they had been concealed hv villagers. The riflemen attacked the bandits, who occu pied the outskirts of the vlllaro. from which they were dlslndVed. Thev left twenty dead and a number of rifles and many cnrtrldges. Our loss was two sol diers killed and three wounded. No Report from Port Arthur. ST. PETERSBURG, May 16. The Inter. ruptlon of communication with Port Arthur prevents the admiralty Investigating the announcement from Liao Yang of the dar ing torpedoing of a Japanese armored enilser off Port Dalny. Aa soon as commu nication Is re-established the admlrslty ex pects the commander of th fortress to send full details JAP VESSEL IS SUNK Diipatoh Boat Miyako strikes Snbmerpd Mine in Kerr Bay and ii PtrojeL BOAT ASSISTING IN CLEARING HARBOR Two Sailors Are Killed as the fieinlt of tht Exploding Mageiine- FIVE OF THE MINES HAD BEEN IESTROYED Vessel Abont to Discontinue th Work When Accident Occurs, NEWS SORROWFULLY RECEIVED AT T0KI0 While Cleanlnar the Harbor Japanese Ships Aro Exposed to Russian Fire from Temporary Forts, TOKIO, May 18.-3:30 p. m. The Japa nese dispatch boat Mlyako waa destroyed In Kerr bay by striking a submerged mine. Eight casualties are reported. The Mlyako was lost while assisting tn the operations of clearing the Russian mines from Kerr bay, northeast of Talien wan bay, on which Port Dalny is situ ated. Admiral Kataoka, commander of the third squadron, returned there Sunday with a detachment of his squadron, protec Ing two flotillas of torpedo boats which had been detailed to complete sweeping the bar or by removal of the mines. Five mines were discovered and exploded and the work was being suspended for the day when the Mlyako struck an undiscovered mine, which exploded with tremendous force under Its stern on the port side and inflicted Immense damage. Th Mlyako sunk in twenty-two minutes. Two sailors were killed and twenty-two men were wounded. The rest of the crew were res cued. The news of the loss of the Mlyako has been sorrowfully received in Toklo. The dangerous character of th work In which the Mlyako was engaged is generally ap preciated, but it was thought that the loss ot torpedo boat No. 48 under similar cir cumstances Thursday last would serve aa a warning to those engaged In th work to exercise the greatest care. Lihrll tho Russians, Admiral Katuoka reports that th Rus alans withdrew from Robinson Point, north east of Kerr bay, which adjoin Talien wan bay. May 12, but they erected a tem porary fort on a height northeast of Taku mountain where they mounted six guns and constructed protecting trenches. The ves sels of Ad.nlral Kataoka' squadron ahsllod the Russians throughout Sunday, &ut tho latter stubbornly retained their position. The Japar.ese flotillas, while sweeping the bay, WJre exp-sed to the Ruralnn fir all day, but continued their work unin jured. When the Japanese torpedo boat No. 48 was destroyed May 11 in Kerr bay while removing Russian mines seven men were kll'.td and seven were wounded. Th No. i was the firrt warship lost by Japan during th war with Russia.' Th Mlyako In the operations at Kerr bay, Talienwan bay and Blackney (or Deep bay) th day No. 48 was destroyed. The Mlyako was a steel cruiser of 1,100 tons disp.'acement, 6.SS0 Indicated horse power, completed In 1901 and having an es timated speed of twenty knot. It was 814 feet long, had thirty-six feet beam and drew 1814 teet of water. Its armament consisted of two 17-inch qulok firing guna and ten 1.8-lnch guns snd four I luesst tubes. ARISTOCRACY OFF POH THE FROWT Departure of Giurdi Brings War Home to Fashionable World. (Copyright by New York Herald Co., 1904.) ST. PETERSBURG. May 16-Nw York Herald Cablegram Special Telegram to The Bee.) Almost at the last moment It was decided that Grand Duke Michael Alex nndrovlte.h, the hoir apparent, should go with the emperor on his Journey, which will last six or eight days. 'A mixed battalion of guards left last evening for the front. This event brought home the war more realistically to the fashionable world than anything that has yet taken place. More guards are likely to follow. Prince K'llloff in working wonders in relieving the congestion on the railroad. Two more trains are already running' daily. All news from Port Arthur comes from English sources. From Mukden comes the news that the Japanese are appearing about Hal Cheng, from which It Is gathered that Uie enemy Intends pushing matters with operations from bases in the Liao Tung peninsula. The Japanese now bold the deep Kerr bay, where selge artlllory will bo landed. The Chuticuses are causing much trouble, having evidently been let loose by the Chinese, about whose neutrality, tin spite of professions, the gravest duubts are felt. SEW CIIWANG HEARS OF FIGHTING L'nconflrmed Rumor Says Engagement Took Place nt Llao Yang. NEW CH WANG, May 16.-Ther la an confirmed native rumor here that heavy fighting took place In the direction of Llao Yang yesterday. The report of big guns were faintly heard east of New Chwang at fi o'clock thia morning. Th Ruaso Chinese bank has been moved to the French oonsulate. Th Russians now admit that th railroad Is practically olosed to Port Arthur. Noth ing haa been heard from there by wire for three days and six days' mall consigned to points south of Hsla Yen was returned this afternoon. The furniture ot th ad ministration building here haa been taken away. The nusslans say that Genera! Llnevltch with a large army I moving from Vladivostok towards Corea. RISSIAN FORCE VISITS MINKS British Property Is Invaded nnd Em ployes of Oompnny Captured, SEOUL, May 16 an unofficial dispatch haa been received her saying that a Rus sian force, estimated to number 9)0 men, has appeared at the British mines at YVonsun, northern Corea, where they seized th be longings of the Japanese and Chinese em ployes. They did not touch Hrltlxh siop erty. Home of the Japanese escaped, while othrrs are reported to have been raptured. Japanese Report Loss. WASHINGTON, May 18. The Japanese legation has received the following cable gram from Toklo: Admiral Katuoka reports that on Msy 14 our torpedo boat floiilhi continued Kea sweeplm operations umlcr (over of tho fleet. The enemy constructed temporary butteries on the promontoiy at Kerr bay. Talienwan, mounting six fleld (una, l lds a hastily constructed tort, and wUfc