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ROOSEVELT VERSUS PARKER. Read all about it daily In The Dee. RUSSIA VERSUS JAPAN. Fullest news of the conflict In The Bee. ESTABLISHED JUKE 19, 1871. OMAHA, WEDNESDAY MOHXIXU, SEPTEMBER 14, 1004 TEN PAUES. SINGLE COPY THBEE CENTS. FIVE MEN ROB TD 4IN i ?. Kansas City Express on Bock L V Train Held Up Near Letts.' i VALUE OF BOOTY IS IN -.?ITE Mnscatine Beport Bays Bobbers vi?4 Orer Ten Thousand Dollars - EXPRESS COMPANY OFFICIALS MAKE DENIAL They Bay the Train Carried Confparatiyely Little Money and Valuables. DYNAMITE IS USED TO OPEN THE SAFE Sand Its Males Their Escape on the LofomlT Which They Abandon Near Columbus Junction Poiim in Pomlt, DF.S MOINES, Sept 13. Five bandits perpetrated a successful holdup of a passenger train on the Rock Island near Letts shortly after midnight this morning-. The statements of express officials are that they secured no money though the safe Was blown open and the contents taken, the officers averring that the safe contained merchandise of some value, com pany papers In transit, etc, but no money. Three special trains, on" which are posses of railroad and express company employes and a number of officers, were rushed , to the scene of the robbery Immediately upon the receipt of the news, going from Muscatine, West Liberty and Davenport. Horses were procured In the country sur rounding Columbus Junction and in that town, near which pofnt the robbers left the railroad. Mounted men with bloodhounds, are now scouring the country for miles In very direction In an effort to apprehend the robbers, while all trains that passed through Columbus Junction or nearby points from the time of the robery are being held up by the officers and carefuKy inspected by them to ascertain if the bandits are undertaking to escape In this way. . The engineer and fireman of the train furnished pretty accurate descriptions of three of the men. The officials seem to be of the 'opinion the robbers, when they left the engine two miles east of Columbus Junction, Instead of going Into that place, where the robbery had already been reported by wire from Frultland, started off to the east into the marsh country lying between the Iowa and the Mississippi river, where the Iowa forms a delta and where the country is overgrown with stunted timber. Officers Watch the Rivers. Believing they will keep to cover for the time being, the officers directing tho search have aranged to keep a sharp lookout Jong the Mississippi and Iowa rivers and at Wapello, Kelthsburg and other points where they might come out of the swamp country. The robbery occurred at 12:06 at a place known as Whiskey Hollow about six miles out of Muscatine and near Frultland. The train inownno Mow 114s a through Chicago and Kansas City train. The robbery was at the end of a sharp curve and exactly where a similar ' hold-up was engineered two years ago by the Chicago car barn bandits. The engineer, as tha train rounded the curve, saw a red lantern on the track and Immediately stopped the train. Im mediately the engine, express car and baggage- car were boarded by the robbers, apparently five in number. A fusllade of hots was fired along sides of the train to .prevent interference by passengers. The mesenger of the express car was compelled to open the door. The car safe was bursted by dynamite and the contents taken, after which the engine crew was compelled to return to' the passenger coaches, the engine cut off, and the robbers mounting it ran it through Letts and to within two miles of Columbus Junction, where the engine was lett standing jn the track. The manner In which the robbers handled the engine, their knowledge of the fact that Letts was a closed station at night and the selection of a point contiguous to Columbus Junction to abandon the engine, oonvlnoes the officers that the robbers or soms of them are experienced railroad men. s Say nebbers Qot Nothing. KANSAS CITY. Sept. 13.-Ths Rock Is land passenger train that was held up and robbed near Letts this morning reached Kansas City nearly seven hours late. Ac cording to statements made, by officials of the United States Express company here and by the express messenger on the train, the robbers were poorly paid for their risk, securing no money or Jewelry. The pas sengers were not inoleKted. A huge hole, large enough for a man to crawl through, showed at the bottom of one of the side doors of the express car and the glass window transoms had been shat tered. A small iron chest was taken from the express car and tsken to Ihe depot fflce of the express company. Later Su perintendent Ross made this statement:. "The robbers secured absolutely nothing . of value.. Messenger Magulre had all his valuables In the small Iron box which we have just examined. The safe contained nothing but some packages of not very expensive Jewelry, and none of this was taken. The robbers seemed to want noth ing but money and there was none on the car. Very little money is being sent by express now." ML'BCATINE, la.. Sept. 1J.-U Is reported here that the robbers secured $10,000 to 120,000. A posse numbering WO men has left here In pursuit of the hold-up men. At the local offices of the United States Express company the opinion was expressed .that the amount secured by the bandits Is not so large ns reported. One of the men at the local office said: "The fact that the robbery occurred on this train and that there was only one man Z ei.args leads us to believe that the jobbers did not get u Urge sum. although they probably got all there waa In the car. The Mississippi river runs within three miles of Letts, which is a small station between Muscatine and Columbus Junction, and If the bandits made for the river and had boats It would bo Impossible to track them. The robbery must have occurred between 11 and IS o'clock and was done In tho usual way. The engine, I understand, was uncoupled from the rest of the train, the crew was overawed with guns and the bandits dynamited the safe. Tha car, I understand, waa badly wrecked. It la re ported that the meg secured 830,000, but this probably Is very much exaggerated, as the train did not carry this amount fur the reasons I have stated." More Mem Get Wsrk. CHICAGO. Beia. u. More than T,0O0 of the former strikers at the Union stork yards gathered In Facklngtown tixlay look ing for work. About l.luO were nlven em ployment, and tU real wmt a,wajr- to try kgaia t ota ay ions INSURGENT CHIEF IS DEAD l rag-nay Reports Death of General Bavaria, bat Bebels Contlnne to Advance. ' NEW YORK. Sept. 13.-Th Uruguayan government announces that General Apa rlclo Saravla, chief of the revolutionists. Is dead, according to a Herald dispatch from Buenos Ayres. The correspondent adds that while no confirmation of this has been received from revolutionary sources, the death of General Saravla would not put an end to the revolution, as there are many officers disposed to take the leadership. It Is stated that the revolutionists continue to advance southward. BUENOS AYRES, Sept. 13. Telegrams published in the newspapers of Paraguay announce that there has been a break In the peace negotiations between the Parn guan government and the Insurgents. In. qulry made from the Paraguayan minister to this country failed to elicit confirmation of the report. HERBERT BISMARCK MAY DIE Son of Iron Chancellor Seriously 111 nd Bister Called to Bedside. FREDERICHSRUHE. Sept. lS.-Prlnee Herbert Bismarck's condition Is most grave. His sister, Countess Von Rantzau has been summond to Join the rest of the family, who ere already at FreUerlchsruhe. It was announced from Frederichsruhe Saturday that Prince Herbert Bismarck was seriously 111 and that contradictory reports had been in clrcultatlon for some time regarding his condition.. According to one version the prince's condition was hopeless and abdomlnable cancer was hinted at. Another report said the prince was suffer ing from ptomaine pensioning due to eating bad fish while In England several months ago. Prince Herbert .Is the eldest son of the late Prince Bismarck. He was born in Berlin December 28, 1849 and married Margaret, countess Hoyos, In 1S92. LIMBER COMBISR AT A. END Mountain Mills In British Columbia Will Start Retail Yards. VANCOUVER, B. C, Sept. 13. The lum ber combine In the Canadian northwest Is practically at an end. All mountain mills tn British Columbia, numbering fifty, have refused to sell exclusively to retailers In the northwest and say they will start yards Of their own and sell to uny consumer who has the cash. It Is thought the British Columbia coast mills will be compelled to follow suit. The provincial government refuses to have the prohibitive tax on logs exported to Washington stato repealed and a third of the loggers of British Co lumbia have gone out of business. DEMOCRATS MAKE SMALL GAINS Haw More Members of Maine Assem bly, but Republican Plurality ia Over Thirty Thousand. PORTLAND. Me., Sept. 13. The republi can of Maine were successful in the state election yesterday and their candlate for governor, William T. Cobl, of Rockland being elected' by a pluralty which probably will be aa high as 30,000. Tills estimate is based upon returns tabulated today from 250 cities, towns and plantations out of a total of 522, which give Cobb 71,085 and Cyrus W. Davis of Watervllle democrat, 46.162. This probable pluralty l about 3.300 smaller thin that by which the republican ticket was successful in Maine four years ago. The democrats are claiming that the vote Indicates an increase in their party strength In ihe state. On the other hand the republican leaders had declared that they expected only from 15,000 to 20,000 plurality. All the present, congressmen, who are republicans, were re-elected by plurality ranging from 6,000 to 8,000. Incomplete returns Indicates that the democrats will have several state senators whereas they nOw have only one and that they will ' make a slight gain over their present twenty members of the state house of representatives. The noticeable feature or the election so far as the voting in the cities was con cerned, was the falling eff In the republican plurality of Portland from 2,402 four years ago to 1.3S9 of yesterday. This republican loss In Portland, together with the election of a democratic sheriff and a democratio senator was held by the democrats to be a virtual sweep of Cumberland county. WHEAT MAKES HIGH RECORD September Option Touches S1.27 at Kew York and All Markets Are Excited. CHICAGO, Sept. 13. Blighting frost over the Canadian Northwest today added fresh test to the bull campaign In wheat, forcing prices to a new higher record mark. Tho wildest excitement prevailed on the board. An evidence of the scarcity of of ferings Initial quotations on all deliveries were up 2 cents compared with josterUay's eloping prices. May option Jumped to J1.1S5(T. nearly 2 cents higher than the record price made on August iO. December advanced to $1.10. The close was ex tremely strong with May up 3ttcN?ta at $1.17Vg$1.18. December closed with a gain of 3e at $l.lfi. The excitement in wheat was duplicated In the corn market upon predictions of frost as far south aa Kansas. MINNEAPOLIS, Sept. 13. Shortly after the opening in the wheat market Septem ber tuurhed $1.27, almost 9 cents above the close yesterday and lc above Saturday's close. This is the highest record lor Sep tember. " NEW YORK, Sept. 13.-Wheat In the New York market shot up no less than 4 cents a bushel today, making almost 8 rents rise In two days, as a result of Saturday's Dullish government crop report and today's cold weather In the northwest. December at one time waa quoted $1.20. Wheat Is now higher than any Urns since tha Letter deal of 181)8. , Corn Jumped 2 cents a bushel. GERMAN CATHOLIC VEREIN Convention In Session at St. Louis Makes Important Changes la Constitution. ST. LOUIS. Sept IA Changes in the con stitution and bylaws of the German Cath olic Central vereln were adopted today. Those make It possible for the stats or gauisatlous to federate oojolntly with the central union. There are now sixteen states represented and a representation wfU be allowed Of ne delegate to each 1,000 mem bers or fraction thereof. Abbot Frowln Conrad end Bishop Mora of Covington, Ky addressed the convention and Henry I. Bpounhurat also spoka. Rev. Urban C NagHlejaen of New York, director of the Leo house, a home for Catholic Immigrants tn New York, which ia undta tha prutetdo roU at the central union, .mads a myart CANNON COMES TO NEBRASKA Speaker About to Start on a Oreat Cam paign Tour of Country. TWO DAYS ARE TO BE DEVOTED TO IOWA Superintendent Wilson of Wlnuebano Agency at Capital In Conference with Officials of Indian Bureau. . (From a Staff Correspondent.) WASHINGTON, Sept. tt-(Speclal Tele gram.) Speaker Cannon, according to his secretary, L. White Busby, will shortly begin one of the biggest speaking cam paigns a speaker has ever participated In. He will cover a dozen or more states, go ing as far west as Nebraska, his first date In that state being at Falls City, Septem ber 23. It Is expected that two other dates will be given Nebraska, one of which may prob ably be Omaha. As to the other dates In Nebraska, Mr. Busby has not been ad vised, his Itinerary for the speaker s trip covering only the period between Septem ber 17 and 23. From Nebraska, Speaker Cannon will devote two days to Iowa and then work east, touching the enemy'a country wherever it can be found. Report on Genoa School. The annual report of W. H. Wlnslow, superintendent of Indian schools of Genoa, Neb., bos been received at the Indian bureau. Superintendent Wlnslow reports that the schools under his charge are In a flourishing condition and the general health of the pupils during the past year has been good. A new water and sewage system Is about to be Installed, which will, it Is believed, greatly add to the health fulncss of the Genoa school In the future. Conference on Winnebagoea. H. Q. Wilson, bonded school superin tendent of the Winnebago Indian reserva tion, arrived in the city today. He comes to Washington to consult with Commis sioner Jones upon various matters relative to the coming school year, but the mat ters of greatest Interest Just now. Is how this department may proceed to put a stop to the illicit sale of whisky to the Indians residing upon this reservation. It Is the hellf nf SuDerintendent Wilson that little can be done to stop the sale of liquor to Indians unless local public sentiment Is j aroused against the rum sellers, ine situ ation on this reservation has already been called to the attention of the Department of Justice, but the Indian bureau Is with out funds to Investigate or prosecuto and Is powerless to act. Connecticut Republleam Meet. HARTFORD, Conn., Sept. 13. In a vigor ous defense of the republican administra tion United States Senator Orvllle H. Piatt, as temporary chairman, awakened much enthusiasm at the opening of the repub lican convention at the Auditorium tonight, the delegates and spectators cheering the name of Theodore Roosevelt. The Indications tonight were that Lieu tenant Governor Henry Roberts would be nominated for governor 'on the first ballot. In the second Colonel Rollins Woodruff will be named for lieutenant governor.' Tha other places will probably go as follows: Secretary of state, Theodore Boden: con troller, A. V. Mitchell, A. J. Muzzy of Bris tol or Charles Blssell; treasurer, William E. Seeley, the present controller: eongress-man-at-large, George L. Lilly. The entire fight centers on the head of the ticket Penbody Will Be Renominated. DENVER, Sept. 13. While the renoml natlon of Governor James H. Peabody by the republican state convention In this city tomorrow is a foregone conclusion, surface Indications point to a contest over the en dorsement of the governor's actions tn con nection with the labor troubles. Delegates headed by State Senator Samuel V. Newell, who Is a candidate for the gubernatorial nomination, advocated a law and order plank, but disapprove any endorsement of the deportations of strikers from their homes that have taken place. Peabody's managers claim over 600 of the 882 dele gates are for the governor. The conven tion will nominate a full state ticket, con-gressmen-at-large and presidential electors. SAN FRANCISCO THE FEATURE Metropolis of Facifle Makes Deep Im pression on Chicago Knights Templar Who Return. The movement of the Knights Templar to the east has begun. Apollo commandery. No. 1, of Chicago, the first of the home ward bound organisations to pass through the city, reached Omaha at 4:30 o'clock yesterday afternoon over the Union Pacific. The party left for the east at 8:30 over the Milwaukee, arrangements having been mode by Eugene Duval, assistant general western agent of the company, to give the knights an opportunity to see the city In stead of spending only an hour In Omaha as was the first Intention. The arrange ment pleased the knights and cars were Immediately boarded for down town. Of their visit on the coast, the knights speak In the highest terms. When asked what one feature during the trip made the deepest impression, one of the knights quickly replied: "San Francisco. There was no escaping the fact we were In the metropolis of the Pacific for no other city In the union could entertain so lavishly. The weather was rniporb and the decorations were magnifi cent. Night was turned Into day and the days were one succession of beautiful sur prises. We were fairly bombarded with flowers. The city waa fragrant with them, for they formed a prominent feature of the decorations. At night the city was roofed ; and arched with light and the eyes were daisied with the brilliancy of the illumina tions. The senses were Inundated with music, and there was so much to see that it Is almost Impossible to carry In the mind one distinctive; feature transcendent In Its magnificence to the rest. There Is only a j confusing memory of sunshine, flowers. decorations, fruit and fragrance." Movements of Ocean Vessels Sept. 13. L At New York Arrived: Kron Prina Wll- helm, from Bremen; Grosser Kurfurst, from Bremen; Finland, from Antwerp; Me saha, from London. Sailed: Ryndam, for Rotterdam: Kaiser WUhelm der Orosse, for Bremen; Slavonia, for Naples; Victorian, for Liverpool. At Genoa Arrived: Lombardia, from New York. At ChrlstJanla Arrived: Hekla, from New York, stalled: United States, for New York. i At London Arrived: Ontaiian, from Mon treal At Newport Arrrred: Minnesota,' from London. At Antwerp Arrived: Montrose, from Montreal. At Glasgow Arrived: Albania, from Mm tresL At Palermo Arrrred : Syrian Prince, from Nw York. At B mmm A rrtved.: Kaiser 'Wirhehn II. from New York. At IJverpool Sailed: Ivemla. for Boffton. At DoveiwArrivedj Graf Walderaott. from New York. At Movllle Arrived: Anuhorla. from ijKvw Torn, Xjjt fUaassv POWERS ASKED TO INTERVENE Interparliamentary tnloa Favors Me diation Between Japan and Huaala. ST. LOUIS, Sept 13. The all-Important business for which the Interparliamentary union assembled was transacted at the sec ond session, which was held today. With great unanimity these representatives of fifteen different national iwrllamcnts adopted two resolutions of far-reaching Importance. In one the powers of the world ore asked to Intervene now In tne Russian Japanese war. In the other the nations of the world are Invited to participate In a second session of The Hague conference, and President Roosevelt Is requested to Issue the coll. The measure looking toward Intervention In the far east was adroitly amended. Orlglnuhy the resolution provided for Inter vention "at the proper time." The last four words, however, were stricken out on the ground that immediate Intervention la necesxary. Count Goblet D'Alvlella of Belgium was responsible for this amend ment. It was also the Belgium senator who brought about the Insertion of a phrase calling for Intervention of the powers, "Jointly and separately," and the hint was delicately, but Informally, thrown out in this connection that the president of the United States could most properly tender mediation. A smile passed as the delegates appreciated tho adroitness of the connection between the formal phrase and the Informal suggestion. The action calllrg for a new session of The Hague conference took the form of the Bartholdt draft, which follows: Whereas, enlightened public opinion unci the spirit ot inouern civilisation allae ue liutnu hint uiflurencea beiw-en nations should be adjuulcaieu ana settled in, tne same manner us disputes between Indi viduals are adjudicator, by tha arbitrament of courts in accordance wlih recognised principles ot law, the conference requests the several governments ot tne worid'to send representatives to an international conlerer.ee, to be held at a time and piace to be agreed upon by them, for the pur pose of consldeilng: First, the questions for the consideration of wnich the conterence at The Hague ex presM?d a wish that a future conterence be called. Second, the negotiation of arbitration treaties between ihe nat'ons represented at the conference to be convened. Third, the advisability of etitiiblishing an International congress to convene periodi cally . for the discussion of international questions. And this conference respectfully and cor dially requests the president of the United States to Invite all the nations to rend representatives to sucb a conference. The adoption of this resolution without a dissenting voice aroused much enthusi asm. The Hungarian group sponsored a move ment Intended to forbid the use of floating submarine mines, but opposition developed on the ground that this matter might well be left for The Hague conference, and Count Apponji withdrew the Hungarian resolution. The only other feature of the session was the transmission by telegraph to President Roosevelt of the, salutations of the Inter parliamentary union. The conference will adjourn tomorrow. MEXICO GIVES UP EMBEZZLER Vance Fulkerson, Wanton at El Paso for Taking; FedviTI Funds. . Extradited. ELPASO, Tex., Sept. 13,-The State de partment of Mexico today notified the United States district attorney here that the court order extraditing Vance Fulker son had been approved. Fulkerson, while Inspector and appraiser In the United States customs service here, embezzled funds, It Is alleged, and a grand Jury returned Indictments In forty counts against him. Ho left at once for Mexico, where he was later nrrested. He will now be returned to El pa so for trial. This Is the first Instance on record of the return of a government official from Mexico for embezzlement by the Mexican author), ties. CONFERENCE WITH CORTELYOU Western Men Call on National Chair man at the. Chicago Head, quarters. CHICAGO, Sept. 13.-Senator Allison of low. Thomas H. Carter of Montana and Colonel George Stone, republican state com mitteeman of California, were among those who called on National Chairman- Cortelyou today. They gave Mr. Cortelyou reports of the political situation in the various west ern states. Chairman Cortelyou will leave for Wash ington tonight well satisfied with his can vass of the situation In the middle west and the west. Illinois democrats are preparing to give Chairman Taggart an enthusiastic recep tion when he reaches Chicago next Mon day. JOINT PRIMARY ON DOCKET City Central Committee Derides to Join In County Trlmary and Adopts Rules of Last Year, If primaries becoms necessary ftor the selection of the five republican candidates for the school board and the candidate for the water board, the city republicans will hold t'helr primary coincident with the county primary. This was decided last night at a meeting of the city central com mittee, convened for the purpose. A com mittee consisting of Messrs. Morgan, Smith and Allen was chosen to confer with the cou.ity executive committee In the matter. The city committee adopted rules to gov ern the primary, which are practically the same as the rules governing the election of chool board nominees last year. ENGINEERS BANQUET TONIGHT Social Function at the Millard to Be Held on an Elaborate Scale. The International Steam Stationary en gineers yesterday had a session mostly of mutine. The matter of changes In tho con stitution and bylaws Is up for considera tion, but probably will receive more at tention today. The feature Just now Is the banquet of the engineers tonight at the Millard hotel. This was to have been held last night at the Calumet, but plana were changed. An elaborate function Is on tha tapis. nits A -! Defanct Coneorm. Two enits have been filed against the de funct American Ouiocry company, one by the Omaha NkUwimJ bank ami tha ether by the First NuilunaJ bonk of FrumonL The iiuiKml tavoived la sikmetbtng over ISo.doi. (' tieven Oldneld, Herbert W. lieven ana JL H. MTrkaril. as the prlnuipaJki uf ths Ohic'ury company, are partita to the suit. Tbs enmuany formerly t't basirwas la Rant Omaha, but suspended about four m bve yer agn. The vulut arise out some promissory nates of seven ar night years' Maud in. The OuuLha Na tion! la the prinaipal pis UU iff, Urn auU. rung low MlJUt. . TOO MUDDY FOR FIGHTING Roads So Deep in Mud Military Operations Are Impracticable. PORT ARTHUR GARRISON IN SORE STRAITS Movements of Chinese Army Alarm the Russians, Who Fear They Will Come to Assistance of the Japanese. (Copyright, by New York Herald Co.. 1904.) ST. PETHRSBURG, Sept. 13 (New York Herald Cablegram-Special Telegram to The Bee.) The secret of the paralysis that has apparently stricken the opposing forces between Ylentai and Mukden lies simply In the fact that the rain makes action quite Impossible. The roads are morasses and the retreat of the Russian troops is being mude at a snail's pace under diffi culties which would have totally disheart ened any other force In the world, but are faced by the Russians with a fortitude and stoicism beyond praise. The Japanese, who started In pursuit, gave up the task as totally impossible, the conditions being so bad it looks as if the late rainy season, which ought to have been at Its heighth six weeks ago, has now seriously set In. Meanwhile, Interest here Is once more turning from the north to the south. Port Arthur again monopolizes anxious- atten tion. It is fully believed that a crisis Is Imminent there, owing to the approaching failure of the ammunition supply. The smokeless powder has entirely given out. I am told that the Japanese engineers are changing the gauge of the railway as fast as It Is captured. In such a way as to prevent the Russians from using It later on. One rail Is left, while the second Is so modified that It bears the lighter type of narrow gauge Japanese rolling stock, but would be useless for the heavier Russian locomotives and cars. At the same time they cut the sleepers, making them too short for use with a broad gauge. The hostile attitude of the Chinese troops is looked upon as a highly serious feature of the situation. Russia Fears the Chinese. ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 13.-1:10 p. m. The report that Chinese troopB are con centrating In the valley of the Llao river Is received with considerable concern here. The Bourse Gazette thinks it is entirely probable that the Chinese government will formally propose to undertake to guard and administer the territory actually oc cupied by the Japanese, adding: To this Japan doubtless will readily ac quiesce as It will relieve Japan of guard ing Its lines of communication. In other words regular Chinese troops will become auxiliaries of the Japanese, and the Jap nese army, thus relieved of the necessity of protecting its lines, stores and land transport will set free all th strength of the Japanese forces to operate against Russia. China thus Would become actually the ally of Japan. If the repoftn are con firmed not only Russia but other powers must Intervene to show China what the limits of "strict neutrality" mean. No change is reported In 'the situation at the front. ad no confirmation Is ob tainable here' of the reports that General Kurokl is moving northeast of Mukden, but the authorities are noticeably more reticent than usual. The War office authorized the Associated Press to deny the report circulated by the Morning Post of London to the effect that 8,000 men of Lieutenant General Zassa lltch's corps have been captured, to deny the report from the same source that he has been wounded and also .to deny the statement from Toklo that dum dum bullets were used by the Russians at llao Yang. The emperor has received a dispatch from General Kouropatkln announcing Jhat a considerable force of Japanese has been seen about twenty-five miles southwest of Mukden. No further engfigements aro reported. Ooktomsky to Be Recalled. The report published in Paris today that Rear Admiral Prince Ouktomsky had been tried by court-martial, sentenced to death and shot for disobeying the ordor not to return to Port Arthur after'the sortie of the Russian squadron August 10 Is untrue. He has not been tried by court-martial, but will be recalled. LOW RATES TO ST. LOUIS Coach Excursions Will Be Run Daily Until the Close of the v Fair. ST. LOUIS, Sept. 13. At a meeting today of traffic and passenger officials of all rail roads entering St. Louis, It was unanim ously agreed to recommend to their re spective associations that prevailing coach excursion rates be made effective daily during the remainder of the World's fair period, within a radius of 200 miles. It was recommended that the same rate be made for all points beyond 200 miles during the first five days of each week. At a meeting of the board of directors of the Louisiana Purchase exposition to day, it was decided, to open Festival hall at the World's fair for religious services on Sunday, September 18. The action was taken In response to a request of Inspector General Gaines and other officers of the Kentucky National Guards. The Second regiment of Kentucky Is now In camp on the World's fair grounds. The services will be for the benefit of the large com munity of soldiers and others now within the grounds. President Francis today signed a war rant for the sum of 8500,000, the regular semi-monthly payment on the government loan of 14.600,000. The warrant was for warded to the bank and the money will be paid Into the St. Louis subtreasury to morrow. HARROUN MAY BE EXPELLED Kansas City Hoard of Trade Summons Allenred Forcer to Explain Ills Action. KANSAS CITY, Sept. 13.-W. II. Harroun. a grain merchant of St. Joseph and Kansas City, widely known throughout the west, will he cited to appear before the Kansas City Board of Trade next Tuesday to show cause why he sht ild not be expelled from, the board. The board today obstructed Its secretary to serve notice, on Mr. Harroun, who Is charged with Issuing forged bills of lading and negotiating bogus bills of lading. He la said to have confessed to Issuing ttOO.ono of foTged paper, and this paper la held by banks from the Great Lakes to the gulf, Bt Paul and Minneapolis, New York, Cin cinnati. Baltimore, Bt Looi ud the Mis souri river towns. No criminal pro 'ration has been br-ua against Mr. Harronn. who Is tanking a set tlement with bis oredltara. Ilia lioitOllisu jus autonalud t eaV.Otn, --- NEBRASKA WEATHER FORECAST Fair and Continued Cooler Wednes day. Thursday Fnlr nnd Warmer. Temperature nt Omaha Yesterday! Honr. Dear, Hour. Dec. It n. m mi 1 p. m AO An. m KM SI p. m...... rtf T a. m AT S p. m M H n. hi K4 4 p. m RT w a. m Hi ft p. m ...... "." 10 a. m RSI fl p. m 11 a. m...... fit T p. tn RT lil m BO H p. m BT O p. m 67 SUMMARY OF WAR SITUATION There Has Been o More Fla-htlng, but I gly Humors Cnuse Gloom nt St. Petersburg?. There has been no renewal of fighting on a large scale between the Russian and Japanese armies In the far east. At St. Petersburg tho people are lmrrnssed by rumors of Impending disaster to General Kouropatkln, which find ready credence because of the lack of official Information from the general's headquarters al Mukden and for the moment at least the popularity of the head cf the. Russian armies In the field Is in eclipse. In ,that capital, too, there Is much uneasiness felt lest the Jnpn nese advance In Manchuria should afford occasion for the growth of an antl-Russlan spirit In China nnd the ultlmatefprojection of that power Into the conflict. RtSMAXS AMO THE REBELS Action Cnuses Considerable Alarm In orth Corea. (Copyright by New York Herald Co., 1M4. WONSON. Sept. 12. (Via Seoul. Sept. 13.) (New York Herald Cablegram Special Telegram to The Bee.) The force that left Ham Heung Saturday has arrived at Puk Cheng and Hoo Wen. Reliable news from the north states that considerable anxiety Is felt over the upris ing of the Tonhakes, the Corean rebels, whom It Is rumored the Russians are arm ing. ANXIETY AT ST. PETERSBURG Lack of News from Army nnd Chinese Activity Cause Alarm. ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 14.-3:15 a, m. The continued delay in the receipt here of anything like a detailed official account either of the battle of Llao Yang or of the present situation at the front Is prov ing more Irritating to the public at St Petersburg than any previous phase of the war and has given rise to numerous alarm ist stories of the alleged precarious situa tion of General Kouropatkln's army. None of these stories, however, are traceable to any authentic source. The fact seems to be that military opera tions In the neighborhood of Mukden are suspended on account of the effect of the rains on the roads. There is no current news to record, while if General Kouro patkln has transferred any full account of the recent great battle, it has not been allowed to circulate. The persistent silence is doing more than anything else to dis credit the Russian commander-in-chief In the eyea of the public, with which he has heretofore been an almost deified hero. 1 Reports that the Chinese are making preparations to occupy conquered territory are creating some uneasiness, for China has betn all along an uncertain quantity from which any development or complica tion might be expected. No one knows precisely what pressure, radical or politi cal, Japan may be able to bring to bear upon the great silent empire. The logical belief always has been that China would endeavor to the utmost to refrain from taking sides In the present conflict, in order that It might be Jn a position to make the best terms possible with the ultimate victor, but It Is realized that a continued Japanese advance Into the heart of Manchuria might exert a powerful In fluence on both the Chinese peasantry and the nearby, ill-controlled regular troops, which the weak central government at Peking might find It difficult to cUrb, thereby precipitating serious complications upon the scene of actual hostilities. There have been no developments regard-' Ing the case of the. Russian transport Lena In the- harbor of San Francisco, beyond those noted in Tuesday's dispatches to the Associated Press. While it seems al most Incredible that the admiralty remains In Ignorance of the Lena's mission and whereabouts, such seems to be the case. It appears that the vessel was acting wholly under the orders of Vice Admiral Skrydloff and that he had not reported concerning the Lena or that If he had done so the report had not reached the admiralty. ORLOFF MAY BE COl RT-MAHTIALED Russian fieneral suid to Have Been Culpable In l lao Van Battle. ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 13. ti p. m. The report persists, although there Is noth ing official to confirm It, that General Kou ropatkln has recommended the trial by court-martial of Major General Orloff, upon whose failure to carry out his orders the non-success of General Kouropatkln's plans against General Kurokl at the most critical hour of the battle of Llao Yang Is attrib uted. According to a statement made by a per sonage connected with the emperor's sur roundings, Kouropatkln had assured his majesty of his ability to accept battle and defeat the Japanese at Llao Yang, and for this reason the emperor's disappointment is all tho more keen and his dissatisfaction at the outcome is all the greater. The emperor last night received a long report from Genera' Kouropatkln outlining the military sltuatl.n and the disposition of the Russian forces and describing tnl nutely the strategical considerations, it Is also understood that General Kouropatkln dealt lengthily, on the political aspect of the situation. The contents of the report will not be published. The authorities here are unanimously of the opinion that General Kouropatkln will not withdraw from Mukden without accept ing battle. It Is expected that he will leave W,u)0 men to defend Mukden, while the re- i malnder of his army retires to Tie Pass. It Is believed that General Kouropatkln lias over. 200,000 men. The general staff suld to day that since the battle of Llao Yang Gen eral Kouropatkln had been reinforced by two army corps. I.lnevltrh hot In Corea. ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. lt-The general staff denies that General Llnevltch hus marched Into northeastern Corea from Vladivostok and cut Generai-Kurokl'a com munications with Feng Wang Cheng, aa re ported In a dispatch from Tien Tstn to the London Pally Mall. Asks Receiver for Air Company, NEW YORK, Sept. 13. Application for a receiver for the Consolidated IJquld Air company has bocn uiada in the supreme court hsre on a judgmrnt obtained soma time ago by a woman stenographer fur salary amounting to VH. The company was a rwo- nil Uall on of tLs ou1Umb4 Trtuler Liauld Air cumnajur axul LmA a AaaUaaJ osjaioi f fLiftv, MAY REPAIR THE LENA Btlief that Permission Will Be Qirsn to Make Bussian Ship' Seaworthy, MUST STAY UNTIL END OF THE WAR Japanese Cruisers Will Probably Be Wait ing for Transport if it Leaves Port. TORPEDO BOAT DESTROYER ON WATCH Graft from the Marblehead Acta as Picket and Patrol Boat. EACH VISITOR MUST SHOW INTENTIONS Every Boat that Approaches Russian Transport is Held' I'ntll Its ' Errand la Known by American Officers. WASHINGTON, Bept 13.-The develop, nient of the day, so far as It related t tha Rusclnn cruiser Lena at San Francisco, was the clearing up of the official muddle arising out of the. doubt as to which of five departments of the government should deal with It It was finally decided by the presi dent that the State and Navy department ohould treat the cose, acting Jointly, a de cision calculated greatly to simplify ta handling. Over night came a telegram from Ad-' mlral Goodrich at San Francisco, showing that on his own Initiative he had caused one of his expert officers to make a pre liminary examination of the Lena and that temporary repairs would occupy six weeks' time and that new boilers would Involve eight months' delay. The president ap proved the admiral's action and decided that he should continue to handle the case In San Francisco under Instructions from the State and Navy departments. This In volved a further expert examination of the ship. The Russian government did not object; at least the Russian consul at San Francisco gave that understanding, nnd within a day or two, with the assistance ot expert mechanics from the Union Iron works, Admiral Goodrich will be able to re port more closely on tho repairs. Guarding; the Lena. The admiral also adopted the precaution of guarding the Lena with his own vessel a course also approved by the department. Agreeable to the president's instructions Acting Secretary Adoe for the State de partment and Captain Plllsbury for tho Navy department had two conferences dur ing the day, and the result was the prep aration of snstructlons to Admiral Goodrich which, It is understood, were first wired to the president for his approval. There la food ground to believe that these Instructions contemplate the allow ance of sufficient time to the Lena to make temporary repairs. However, there Is a growing belief here that the vessel will bo obliged to Intern in the end. for it la alto gether likely that by the time It could be made ready to go to sea one or more Japa nese cruisers would be off the Golden Gate ready to sink or capture it. Foreseeing; such an event an a request for the right to Intern, the officials have been considering what shall be dono with the crew whether It may be allowed to return to Russia on parole or must be Interned on Its ship In San Francisco harbor. On this point no de cision has been reached. Law In thei Case. Captain Plllsbury of the bureau of navi gation, Navy department, upon the receipt of the report of Admiral Goodrich covering a statement of lieutenant Commander Herbert as to the condition of the Lena's boilers communicated the Information to the president and at the same time held a conference with Acting Secretory Murray of the Department of Commerce and Labor. It was ascertained that' the officials wero determined in their action by section B288 of the revised Btatutes, contained in circu lar No. 29 of the Department of Commerce and Labor and referred to In the depart ment's reply to the collector's telegram yesterday. This section reads as follows: It shall be lawful for the president, or such person as he Bhall empower for that purpose, to employ such PHrt of the land or naval forces of the United States, or of the militia thereof, as nhall be neces sary to compel any foreign vessel to depart from the United States In all canes in which, by the laws of nations or the treat ies of the United States, she ought not to remain within the United States. Under the construction put' upon this section it was held that the president alone held authority to act. President Refers Matter. By the direction -of the president, tho Navy and State departments are to handle and dispose of the entire case arising out of the arrival at San Francisco of the Rus sian ship lna. The course pursued by Secretary Morton in directing Rear Admiral Goodrich to inspect and report to the Navy department upon the condition of the Lena was today approved by the 'president and Admiral Goodrich, it Is stated, has full authority to act. He has been Instruoted by Secretary Morton to ascertain whether It will be possible for the Lena to complete repairs necessary to make It aeaworthy within a reasonable time. If it can do so It will be allowed to remain at San Fran cisco and complete these repairs. If not, the Lena, In the opinion of the officials here, will dismantle In San Francisco rather than accept the other alternative of putting to sea In an unseaworthy condi tion.' What, In the opinion of Secretary Morton Is a reasonable time has not yet been announced, but there is authority for the statement that it will not exceed two mon,ths. Destroyer Protects Less, SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. ll.-Today ths destroyer, Paul Jones, Lieutenant Davison commanding, was sent to an anchorage off the Union Iron works, close to the Lena, Later the Paul Jones was reinforced by a steam launch from tho Marblehead, la charge of Midshipman Davis with an armed crew and four marines with loaded rifles and belts filled with ammunition. Assisted by' tha launch as a picket and patrol boat the Paul Jones wllj keep a close watch over the Lena as long a It remains In port to see that ths neu trality laws are rigidly enforced, both for and against It. Vigilance Is being ex ercised that no fanatic, Japanese or other, creeps up on the Lena for the purpose of doing It harm and possibly repeating the Maine Incident tn this port; and equal vlgtloncH lo being exerted to see that ths Russian vessel receives no military help In the shops of arms, ammunition, men or equipment, or any cool beyond the quantity to which it Is entitled, namely, enough to carry It ts ths nearest home port. ' Vlvery boat that approaches ths Lena Is arrested b the alert launch uaUI Lbs)