ffJSA MATTER OF
WOULD UNITE FLEETS
MLIKVED AT TOKIO THAT RUS
SIAN SQUADRON HAS LEFT
WILL TRY TO REACH VLAO VOSTOK
.MOVt CON8IOERED A MOST LOG-
ICAL ONE SHOULD DASH
JAPS PRAISE WORK OF RUSSIANS
DESPERATELY IN RE
ATTACK WITH TOR
Toklo, March IS.—It is strongly be
lieved here that the Russian fleet
abandoned Port Arthur after the fourth
attack made upon it by the Japanese
fleet and is endeavoring to reach Vladi
vostok. Confirmation of this move
ment is not obtainable from any reli
able source but recem scouting in the
vicinity of Port Arthur has failed to re
veal the presence of any Russian war
ships. It seems logical enough that
the Russians should attempt a dash
for Vladivostok, where it is possible
to dock larger ship?, effect a junction
with their armored cruiser squadron
and secure a base for operations,
while possessing adequate laud de
The hopelessness of continuing at
Port Arthur Is manifest, while a dash
for Vladivostok might succeed, con
trary to the opinion previously ex
pressed. Vice Admiral Togo is unwil
ling \o run the risk of dividing his
battleship squadron and continues to
operate the six battleships together.
If the Russians should make an at
tempt to reach Vladivostok it Is be
lieved they will try a dash through the
Korean, straits rather than enter the
Japan sea through the Sugaru fctraits.
Many Bodies on Enemy s
Toklo, March lb.—The steamer
bearing ten wounded and the bodies
of nine of the seamen who were killed
in the Port Arthur fight on the loth
inst. has reached Sasebo. The wound
ed and dead were chiefly participants
in the battle between the Japanese
and Russian torpedo boat destroyers.
The survivors unite in praising the
desperately heroic attack of the Rus
sians and lell a story of a personal en
counter between a Japanese sailor and
the captain of the Russian destroyer
Steregusciitchi. When the Japanese
closed on the Russians the sailor
sprang aboard the enemy's vessel and' Effect
niet her commander emerging from the(
cabin. Sailor and captain sprang at
one another, but the sailor was the
Quicker of the two and felled the Rus
sian officer by striking him on the
head with a cutlass. The Russian en
deavoi«d to rise, but the Japanese
sailor kicked him overboard and he
drowned. The Japanese say there
were iwenty-two dead on the two Rus-
The Japanese dead were landed at
CRUISER DIANA INJURED.
Exchange of Shots Between Port Ar
Tientsin, March 10.—A foreigner
Just arrived from Port Arthur reports
that a short eugagement took place
between the Russian and Japanese
fleets on Sunday last, the protected
cruiser Diana, belonging to the for
mer, receiving some injuries. About
twenty or thirty shells were exchanged
The Imperial Chinese Railway com
pany is considering the withdrawal of
its station force and all of i4« movable
property from Newchwang.
REFUSE TO HONOR PERMITS.
Japs Compel Correspondents to Re
main at Seoul.
Seoul, March 16.—The Japanese au
thorities have ordered the newspaper
correspondents at Pingyang and Anju
to return. They also refuse to honor
the permits formerly given for cone
spondents to accompany troops to the
front, and are holding them at Seoul.
TJu* action is regarded as significant.
American Refugees on Board.
Washington, March 16. Captain
fillsnury, acting chief of the bureau
of navigation, has received a cable
gram from Commander Mason, com
manding the cruiser Cincinnati, an
nouncing the return of that vessel to
Chemulpo. Korea, with a party of
twenty-five refugees, mostly women
and children, from the mining region
Departure of British and American
Gunboats From Newchwang.
Tientsin, March 16.—The haste of
the British and American gunboats to
leave Newchwang. while the intentions
of the Japanese are unknown and
whib consular jurisdiction and the
full treaty port rights of neutrals are
unquestioned, thus prematurely aban
doning the protection heretofore main
tained, has provoked the indignation
in' residents and an official protest has
been made to the I'nited States gov
ernment. This was done especially
in view of the action of the Japanese
in placing their consulate and other
property undar British protection,
iheir example being initiated by the
Russians transferring, as indicated in
previous dispatches, their extensive
bank, consular and also civil adminis
tration properties to the French, there
by rendering Russian. Japanese and
other interests alike neutral. The
protest was also sent because of the
manner of withdrawing a British gun
boat and what is understood as the
American Intention of withdrawal are
regarded as palpable neglect, inviting
depredations upon British and Amer
Advance of Russian Forces South of
Mukden, March 16.—The machinery
for the advance of the Russian forces
is working smoothly from Harbin
southward. The running of passenger
trains has been resumed and Russian
families are proceeding on their way
to Europe without confusion. Severe
cold weather, accompanied by bliz
zards and snow storms, has been fol
lowed by a succession of fine days.
The health and spirits of the troops
Information has been received at
headquarters that the Japanese are
strengthening their positions in Korea.
STOPPING MANY VCSSELS.
Russian Cruiser Looking for Centra
band of War.
Port Said, Egypt, March 16.—The
Russian armored cruiser Dmitri Don
skoi is visible from this port actively
patrolling in search of vessels carry
ing contraband of war. She mistook
the Italian armored cruiser Marco Polo
for a merchantman and stopped her
by fling a blank cartridge across her
bow. On discovering her mistake the
Dmitri Donskoi signalled an apology.
The Dmitri Donskoi also stopped the
Norkegian steamer Standard. It is
said that the Standard was within the
three-mile limit. The warship after
wards signalled her to proceed.
8WEEPING. CHANGES PLANNED.
Basebo and received with full military the money intended for the peasants
honors. They were borne on gun car- Payment for the grain bought lor
the naval brigade headquar-
Report That Russians Blocked Pert
8L Petersburg. March lti.—Til# 1#^
port from Newchwang that four Rus
sian steamers have been sunk dt the
eut ranee to Port Arthur after the re
moval of the battleship Retvizan is
authoritatively denied here.
The Associated Press is assured
that, with the exception of the dis
patch from General Zillinsky, no offl
dal telegrams containing news of
Seoul. Marc 16.—The
Japanese-Korean protocol has already
been felt. It is learned that sweeping
changes will be made in the Korean
administration. Corrupt officials will
be cashiered, cruel punishments will
be abolished and the postal system will
be extended. A Japanese officer is
about to be appointed adviser to the
°®''p an* prefects who have kept
Japanese will be prosecuted.
kjpg Great preparations are being made
for the reception of Marquis Ito.
DENIED AT ST. PETERSBURG.'
BRITISH CONSUL PROTEST*.
Objects to Proposed Abandonment ef
Railway at Newchwang.
Tientsin, March 16.-The British
consul here has filed a protest with
Sir Ernest Satow, the British minister
at Peking, against the projected aban
donment of the Newchwang end of
the Chinese railway by its directors
and the management in Great Britain.
The reasons given by the consul for
his action are that the British govern-
fighting have been received in the last ment had previously made known Its
fortyeight hours Several telegrams intention of protecting the road and
relating to the movements of troops also that its abandonment at this time
have arrived, but as these were only means the probability of its destruc
of strategic importance their contents Hon by the Russians should they even*
WiH not fee swde public. UuUl* be tweed u rewwu.
WILL FOLLOW THE LAW
PRESIDENT HILL ANNOUNCES FU
TURE COURSE OF NORTHERN
DENIES STORY SENT FROM OTTAWA
WAS NO INTENTION OF INCORPO
RATING NEW HOLDING COM
PANY IN CANADA.
New York, March 16.—President
Hill and other officials of th North
ern Securities company were in con
ference for several hours, apparently
discussing the supreme court decision
in the merger case.
Vice President and General Counsel
Clough had a long talk with Mr. Hill
and Daniel S. I^amont. vice president
of the Northern Pacific railway, was
another early visitor.
Colonel Clough refused to discuss
the conditions produced by the dec!
slon and would give no hint as to the
Securities company's next move. He
was closeted with President Hill for
upwards of two hours. Later James
J. Hill gave out the following:
"Until the full official copies of the
opinions and decree of the supreme
court have been received and our at
torneys have had an opportunity to
advise us as to our course of proce
dure the officers of the company can
make no further announcement than
to declare their purpose to promptly
and fully follow the law as now inter
In regard to the report that the
Northern Securities company of Can
ada was to be the successor of the
Northern Securities company of the
United States President Hill is quoted
"We have as much notion of incor
porating a company in Mars or the
moon as in Canada. We intend to
conform to the law."
Northern Securities stock was
strong on the curb, selling up to 87%
soon after the opening.
ON THE MERGER DECISION.
Messages of Congratulation Pouring In
Washington, March 16.—Messages
of congratulation from ali parts of the
country are being delivered to Presi
dent Roosevelt by telegraph, by mail
and in pertten on the supreme court
decision in the Northern Securities'
President Roosevelt personally con
gratulated Attorney General Knox
after the announcement of the decision
and at the cabinet meeting during
the day he renewed his congratula
tions to Mr. Knox, in his cordial ex
pressions he was joined by the attor
ney general's fellow cabinet members.
The attorney general, just before
the cabinet meeting, declined to Indi
cate what action, il any, he might take
in the future in following up the su
preme court's decision.
He would not say whether he had
formed any plans looking to proseru
tions or further actions under the
Sherman anti-trust act or not. Thus
far he has not had opportunity thor
oughly to digest the decision of the
court and until he has considered it
carefully he will not determine, muc
less indicate, what future action he
OPINION OF STOCKHOLDER.
Securities Company to Be Abandoned
as Soon as Possible.
New York, March 16.—"The Hill
Morgan interests and the other large
holders of the Northern Securities
company will respect the supreme
court's decision in letter and in spirit,"
says the Journal of Commerce in quot
ing a man said to be one of the strong
est and best informed Northern Securi
ties stockholders in this city.
"The Securities company will, as
soon as practicable, be abandoned,"
continues the statement, "and the se
curities of the Great Northern and
Northern Pacific companies will be
exchanged back for the securities
originally deposited. Plans for the
distribution of the securities were com
pleted some time ago in anticipation
of an adverse decision.
"The effect of the decision so far as
the roads in question—the Northern
Pacific, the Great Northern and the
Burlington—are concerned will not lie
important, as their absolute independ
ence of opeiation has not been dis
turbed. The decision will merely mean
the restoration of a community of
ownership in the place of the more
formal and more permanent form of
SAID HILL IS INTERESTED.
Northern Securities Company Gets
Charter in Canada.
Ottawa, Out., March 16. The North
ern Securities company was granted
a charter by the government soon aft
er the original suit was brought
against the American corporation in
Minnesota. The directors named in
the bill of incorporation were Cana
dians but it was understood at the
time that J. J. Hill was interested.
The charter is still in existence, al
though no t-tep has been taken to op
erate under it in Canada.
WHITE MEN RESCUCO.
Lynching Threatened by Citizens of
Americus, «'•«., March lti.—The
i.mt infantrf. ordered to
SOT'TH DAKOTA, WKDVKSDAY, MAW I! Hi. IflOt.
proceed to i'reston, county soa' of
Webster county, rescued two white
men, Henry Morgan and Sidney Har
rell, from lyn.-hing at the hands of in
Morgan was arrested charged with
burning the town of Preston. It is
said he has confessed and has impli
cated Harrell, his cousin. The Joss
from the lire amounted to $:sU»U0.
PRELIMINARY IN CHARACTER.
Canal Legislation to B# Enacted at
Washington, March It!.- Whatever
legislation may be enacted by con
gress at the present session relating
to the Panama canal will be largely
preliminary in character. The presi
dent has discussed the matter with
members of congress and with such
members of the isthmian canal com
mission as are in the city, but it is
understood no definite decision has
yet been reached as to .what are the
precise needs. The difference in ex
pert opinion on the matter will result,
it is believed, in the eanttment of only
such legislation as may lie regarded
as immediately necessary, thus leav
ing the way open to the passage of
such laws relating to the canal strip
and the construction of the waterway
as from time to time in the future may
bo essential to the progress of the
work. The canal commission, after
a thorough investigation of conditions
on the isthmus of f'anama. will makfe
such recommendations as it may deem
necessary for legislation and the in
dications are that congress will be
guided largely by this expert opinion
CONTINUES HIS CONFESSION.
Chicago Bandit Killed T«/o Men in
Buffalo in 1901.
Chicago, March 16.—Oustav Mk v.
the car barn murderer, has confess* .!
to two more crimes.
"Two years ago last July," s»M
Marx. "I killed two men In a saloon a
P.uffalo, N. Y. Another man and i
held up the place and killed the ba:
tender, who tried to get out of a wu.
dow. The name of the owner of
saloon was either Patrick or Fitzp..
SHIPPED OUT Of TOWN
EIGHTY UNION MEN AND ftYMPA
THlZERS ROUNDED UP AT
Telluride, Colo., March 16.—Oi.e
hundred members of the Citizens' alii
ante, after a meeting, armed with
rifles and revolvers, scoured the town
and took into custddy between seven*.v
and eighty union men *iH sympathiz
ers. In some instances doors to dwell
ing houses were broken open.
The men were herded in a vacant
storeroom till early in the day when
all those desired had been captured.
They were then marched to the depot
and loaded into two coaches.
As the special train departed the
Citizens' alliance fired volleys of shots
into the air.
•ATTLK OVER WOMA 4.
Twe Men Killed and Another Fatally
Philadelphia, Miss., March 16.—A
quarrel over a woman caused the
death of Roy Kshe and his brother-in
law, Frank Burnett, *»nd the fatal
wounding of Dr. W. W. Jones, five
miles? from here. The physician and
his victims had been intimate friends
up to the time when young Kshe made
uncomplimentary references to the
girl with whom they were closely ac
flbt fight ensued between the dor
tor and Eshe and when Burnett rushed
up with a drawn revolver Dr. Jones
began shooting. Eshe was shot
through the head and instantly killed
and Burnett died later.
Dr. Jones, who is twenty-flve years
old, did not shoot until he had been
seriously cut by Eshe, who also shot
his antagonist through the side. All
parties are prominently connected in
TO SUCCEED DIETRICH.
Congressman Burkett of Nebraska En.
dorsed for Senator.
Lincoln, Neb., March 1G.—At the
.aucaster county primaries practically
every precinct has declared for Con
gress-man E. J. Iiurkett for United
States senator to succeed Charles H.
Dietrich. This assures Burkett's elec
tion provided the state goes Repub
lican. as many other counties had
pledged support to him and others
were waiting for this county's action.
Burkett has no opposition. The Re
|ublican state convention, which
^oets here May 18, will select ft sen
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