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RACE W WAR
Russians Try to Make SotiHi
Shore of Hun.
ROADS ARC IN THEIR PAYOR
Retirement Is OrdcrcdJ AUcr Ten
riric righting, In Which Much
Damage Is Inflicted.
Liao Yang, Oct. HI. General Oku,
rouimntiiling the Japane-e loft, has ad
vanced from his position on the south
bank of the Shakhe river in the direc
tion of Chlculluchamilseu, 15 miles
north from Hang Cheng, with detach
menls pushltic on the double quick to
the west of Fushung, and ttto east of
Filling. It is Gciicial Oku's ohject to
make Impossible the retreat of the litis
sian right along the railway. The
enemy's main force is based at Chien
lluchangteeu, extending for three miles
northwaid with isolated bodies of
troops on botli rides of the in 1 1 road.
Russian reserves are located above and
Mow the bridge leading across the
Hun river, northwest of Manhaipao,
and the Russian light is hastening to
reach this position.
The rearguard has already been en
gaged by the Japanese, but the Kussian
ecouta posted on the hills east of Man
dafu were observed yesterday afternoon
and a change of plan cf Russian letieat
The retreat of the Russian right was
preceded by a teirible attack on tiie
part of Geneial Oku's forces, which re
sulted in a stubborn struggle lasting
over three hours, covering a territory
of nearly tlve miles. The Russian ar
tillery directed a steady fire at the ex
tteiun right flank of the Japanese left,
forcing it to retreat one mile across a
series of low hills. There a rally was
effected and teinforcements wero re
ceived Irom General Oku's main aimy.
The extreme light returned to its
original position, supported by heavy
aitilleryjlre from three strong points.
After an artillery duel of less than half
an hour, the Rutsian tire opened all
along the line and a furious attack una
delivered by the Russians, which tern
porarily stopped the Japanese advance.
The enemy -was repelled, but repeated
the.nttempt to dislodge the Japanese
vanguard six times, being worsted in
every instance, but inflicting great
damage and sustaining terrible '.osscs.
After the sixth advance the Russians
turned to a hasty retreat. They left
their dead and eeveral guns tehiod,
but managed to take with them the
greater number of the latter and their
CZAR MUST TAKE INITIATIVE.
Daron Hayashl Tays Japan Cannot
Judge If It Is Time for Peace.
London, Oct. 19. Tire Japanese min
ister here, lkiron Hayashi, in an inter
view today, on the result of last week's
lighting, said tc the Associated Press;
"The war will be continued through
the winter, which in some respect is
more suitable for operations than the
summer. The next point of real im
portance to be taken is Tie Pass.
When that Is accomplished there in
nothing to prevent the Japanese ad
vance to Harbin."
The minister expieered the utmost
confidence in the immediate continua
tion of the Japanere advance, adding:
"With reference to the peace arba
Itilities, I can only say that the desire
for peace is but a natural feeling of hu
manity, ami the result of the horror we
nil feel at the awful carnage now tak
ing place. Rut it is late in the day ti
Ik terrified at what is happening. It
should have x-en fore-ten and prevent
ed. It is not for Japan to judge if the
time has arrived to talk about peace.
This r"-ls with the government of Em
Time to End War.
Washington, Oct. 19. The war in
the Orient has enlisted the closest at
tention of the administration, and It is
felt that the time is approaching when
it will be in order for the great neutral
powers to move toward tlio restoration
of peace. President Roosevelt has
from the first stood ready to use his
good oflites to stop hostilities, but he
is estopped from moving by the fact
that it has been the unbroken rule of
our government to wait until it is as
mired that both sides to a controversy
of this kind are willing.
Russia After rast Cruisers.
London, Oct. 10. Tho Dally Tele
graph's fit. Petersburg correspondent
gives credit to the report that Russia is
purchasing seven fast cruisers, three
each from Chile and Argentina and one
STIR UP PANAMA.
American Cnnal Commissioners
New Yotk, Oct. 22. A World spec
ial from Washington says;
"Matters linvu reached n point where
n strong I mini Is required to prevent not
only open rupture with Panama hut
scandal In connection with tho canal
commission. During its short stay on
tho isthmus mcmbcis of the commis
sion developed a feud among them,
solves, while they were Involving the
administration In trorhle wlih Panama
and the result will be that two or more
of the coma Lsloners will bo nskid to
step out as quietly as possible niter the
"One of the two chief reasons for
tomling Secretary Taft to tin isthmus
clothed with plenrr powers is that he
may fully Investigate the conduct of nil
tho commissioners and decide which
ones shall beiemoved. The immediate
impelling reason for his trip Is to re
store friendly relations with Panama.
The president and Secretary Tuft have
known all along of the friction between
the commission and Panama and be
tween tho commission and Mr. lkvrrett,
hut it was not until Mr. Itarrett sub
milted his report on isthmian affairs
that there was any suspicion that some
of the commissioners had Uen violat
ing the president's outers. At the
same time, it was revealed by Mr. Par-
left's report that the Isthmians are on
the verge of open revolt, with lesort to
aims, against what they regard na the
high-handed and unwarranted actions
of the canal commission in direct vio
lation of the canal treaty, both in letter
"The president was astounded at the
startling news brought by Mr. itnrrett.
lie sent for William N. Ciomwcll,
counsel for Panama. It was demon
strated by Cromwell that the methods
empto)ed by Admlial Walker and Gen
eial Davis only served tonnger the pco
pie of Panama. The extent to which
those commissioners, whoaro slated for
UM.oval, have offended is not divulged,
but It is charged that some of them
have secrtcly conveyed information of
great value legending provitlvo con
tracts to favored firms."
LABOR IS SCARCE.
Louisiana Planters arc Trying to
New Orleanr, Oct. 21. A great scar
city of labor exists In I.oui.lana, and
the effect is leing felt not only on the
plantations, but also on the extensive
levee work now In progtcss. Forty
nine state and district contracts outside
of the work being done by tho federal
government are under way. They
cover many milt") of new levee And re
pair work.,. Most of there contracts
are required to be finished by January
1, but the contractors ate unable t)
obtain laborers. Agents of the con
tractors are in the city seeking hands.
There are also representatives of
planting interest here today to meet
the incoming steamer I.iguria with
over 1,000 Italian immigrant-. None
of these laltorers are contracted for,
and the agents of tho planters have
come to make terms with them as soon
as they leave the ship. Country ne
groes continue to gravitate to the city,
and that is given as one of the causes
for the soarcity of labor.
LOST 50,000 MEN.
Japanese Have Suffered Terribly
at Port Arthur.
Ch'cago, Oct. 22. A special to the
Daily News from Cliefoo says:
Acer r ling to a camp-follower, who
has been for some time with the Japan
ese army now besieging Port Arthur,
and who Is at present in Chefoo, hav
ing arrived Irom Dalny. the number of
Japanerv killed tailor tint forts ha
rerc1 e 50,000. He says the mlksd i
men recklessly attacked the string m
positions, making hold rushes in mass
es, the soldiers being stripped oi their
ic outlet e its and cloth 'ny. The te
stilt was that the Kiiuian machine guns
mowed them down.
He also asserts there Is some talk
among the officers and men that' lends
to the Ix-'llcf that the Japanes mean to
try to cmy the inner forts and citadel
Supplies from Day City.
San Francisco, Oct. 22, Quarter
master Major Devnl has received in
struetlnna from Washington that here
after Ban Francisco will be tho point
from which all western posts will
receive their supplies. According to
the oidera cent out by the department,
nil depots In the western third of tho
United States are to Imj abolished and
the 15,000 troops now located In West
ern United States, Alaska and the
Philippines are to he cared for by one
station in this city. Supplies will be
ke.H sufficient to last n year.
Red Cross lo Give Assistance.
Ilerlln, Oct. 22. As a result of the
visit here of a delegate of the Rusisan
Hod Cross Central committee, the Ger
man Red Cross society bus decided to
send further assistance to the seat of
war, ami will erect a German hospital
at'Irkutks, Siberia, and will provide it
with military ambulance trains. Ne
gotiations ate In progress regarding a
similar offer to Japan,
Secretary Tuft Will Show
Pear of America Undue.
NO IDEA OP CREATING COLONY
President Desires Republic lo Know
Alms or This Nation Parly
Will Go In November.
Washington, Oct. 21. The president
has Instructed Secretary of War Tail to
proceed at an early date to Panama to
confer with tiie president of that re
public with a view to compromising
the differences that have arisen between
the two countries.
Senor Olxildl, minister of Panama to
the United States, held a conference
Willi the secretary of state and sivrtary
of war, ami the secretary of war In
vited tho mlnlstei to accompany him
on his dip to Panama. It is Impos.
slble t i say exactly w hen tho secretary
of war can leave for Panama, but
probably on November 14,
It is Ills purpose to go to Panama on
the army transport Sumnei from New
Yoik. Secretary Ta ft Is authorized by
the president to take with him who
ever he pleases in connection with the
work at hand, and while the personnel
of the patty has not yet been at ranged
It is thought it will be a laige one.
Representing Panama will be Minister
Obaldla. Admiral John G. Walker
will go as a representative of tho canal.
commission. Judge Chaile Mauoon.
the law otllccr of the commission and
the bureau of insular affairs, and who
has been of much assistance in framing
orders and regulations for the canal
strip, also will be of the party. The
memlwra of tho senate and house com
mittees drallng with the Isthmian
affairs will be invited. As the entire
trip, it is expected, can bit made Inside
of a month and little legislation Is
expected within the first two weeks ol
the approaching session ol congress, it
Is believed the committeemen will find
time to make the trip. One reason
why Secretary Taft d, sires the commit
tie's attendance is because he feels as
they must legislate for the next ten
years concerning the canal strip they
will bo better qualified for this Im
M)rtant work by a jK-rronal knowledge
of conditions on the isthmus.
There were ruumors to the effect that
Secretary Tail's trip was caused by
friction tiotaeon the three controlling
elements on the isthmus, the Panama
government, the American minister and
the canal commission, hut Secretary
Taft explicitly denies this.
WILL RESTORE LANDS.
Tracts In Oregon, Washington
Idaho lo De Opened.
Washington, Oct. 21. Within a
short time tho necietary of the interior
will icstore to entry additional lands
in Oregon that have Iwen withdrawn
temporarily for forest reserve puposrs.
In addition to the lands recently ellml
natcd fiom the llliio mountain and
Wallowa withdrawals, the proponed
ollmintions will embrace an aggregate
of 682,040 acres. These' are lands
found not suitable for forest reserve
purporcs. A large part of the lands
soon to bo restored to entry are Includ
ed in the Rogue river withdrawal In
There will be further eliminations In
Washington, making tho nsrgegatoaiea
restored to entry in that state 226,000
acres. In Idaho even greater restora
tions nre to Imj made, aggregating 1,
420,800 acres In all. All these elimina
tions are made under the order of the
president who has become convinced
that withdrawals recklessly made are
withholding from settlement large
areas of lands that might otherwise be
taken up. In all, 6,107,600 acres of
such lauds are soon to be thrown open
to entry in various states.
Report Dig Slav Victory.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 21. Several re
ports ol Itiisslan successes at tho Shak
he river wore received during the night.
The most notable of these reports was
to the effect that tiie Jupaueso had
suffered a heavy loss, one dispatch as
sorting that 12,000 Japanese had been
taken prisoners. Two divisions of
Marquis Oyama'a forces, according to
the report, had been driven hack and n
crushing defeat administered, While
these dispatches uro not confirmed, tho
officials give tho story sumo cred
ence. Harris Is Appointed Inspector.
Washington, Oct. 21. President
Roosevelt today appointed Ira Harris
es supervising inspector of tho steam
aoat inspection eervico of the Second
blstilct of Now York, in place of Rob
drt S. Rodle, removed,
JOY IN RUSSIA.
Army Is Said lo Have Assumed
St. Petersburg, Oct. 20. Theru Is
Jubilation throughout tho city over the
news that General ICuropatklu has re
sumed the offensive, and tho holiday
which began with little heart closed
brighter. The uiowiIh In the stteets
and the Illuminations In honor of tho
czarevitch's uamcdny gave a tiugu of
brilliancy to jiu evening otherwise de
pressing, through a constant dilute of
rain. Newsboys up to midnight raced
through the thoronghlaroa with evening
extins, shouting "Great Russian vic
tory," and the crowds bought tho pa
pera gncdlly. Groups ol men In bril
liant unlfoims, or in evening dress at
the hotels and restaurants, discussed
the change In tho lortutiea of war, but,
as a whole, the population was slow to
taku lire. News ol the earlier teveises
had been received stolidly, and the re
ports ol Russian successes and the cap
ture ol guns weie quietly accepted with
xa lis fact ion, but with considerable re
servo. Tim empcior maiked tho day by ap
pointing his youthful licit chid of the
cadet cups, and by a ukase pensioning
the survivors, widows ami orphans of
the Tnrkish-Rutslrtii war and promoting
all the retired captains ol the Turkish
Russian war to the lank of lieutenants
Japanese Retreat Cut Off.
Mukden, Oct. 20. It is repotted
that tho Russian army is advancing.
Rain Is hindering everything. The
rhers aro bankfull and the fords are
Impassable, Theio aro no bridges.
Supplies of all surts am delayed
News has Just been rcclcved that the
Japanese left Hank has Uen driven
back with hsnvy loss and Its retreat
cut oft. A Russian regiment Is now
being linrilcd to the reene In tne hoi
of completing the rout. There wan
lighting today on bothsldosof the gieat
THOUSANDS MAY HE LOST.
Emigrant Ship With 2,200 People
Reported to Have Gone Down.
London. Oct. 20. The Standard
prints a dispatch from Vienna In this
morning's Iwute, stating a rumor If
prevalent at Flume, on the Adriatic
coast, that a Cuuard liner with 2,200
einlgiauts on board, which led that
city last week, has sunk oft the Span
ish onit in a storm.
Considciahlu excitement has In-en
created here by the report, although it
Is believed If such n calamity had oc
currcd, l-ondoii or Liverpool would
have received news ol it Irom a lnt
nearer the alleged scene of the disaster
Telegraphic Inquiry made at Liver
pool, where the Cunard line has Its
lliltiariollices, cllclteonn lurinei news,
Onu ol the olliclals dec W led he had re
ceived no such report, and as far as he
knew, none ol his colleagues was in
poMisslnn of more information than
was given to the world by the Stand
ard. The Standard Is a reliable paper.
It prints the rumor without comment
ing on It, simply giving It for what it
MINERS' STrfinE ENDED.
Colorado Men Looking for Situations
Wherever They Can Gel Them.
Denver, Oct. 20. The strike ol coal
miners of distriot No. 16, United
Mlneworkera of America, which ban
been on for a year, has been pisctl
cally closed up, according to a dis
patch to the News from Trinidad,
Tho commissaries are closed, most
of the tents have been taken down and
the men aro looking for situations
wherever they can get them. All the
men who were on strike up to October
12 aio given union clearance cards.
It Is understood that thorn ol the
stiikers who de-Ire transportation to
other fields will be so provlde.il.
William Howells and John Simp
son, piesldcnt and secretary, respec
t.voly, of district 16, will not Imj can
didates for re-election foi their respec
tive olllces ut this Mlnoworkors"olec
Hon, which occurs by referendum vote
during this month. Hotter t Smith
seems to Imj In tho lead for president
and Harry Douthwalto for secretary.
Brings Gold rrom Nome.
Seattle, Oct. 20. The steamer
Garonne arrived at midnight from
Nome witli 629 passengers anil f 300.
000 In gold. The entire trip couth
was exceptionally stormy, there being
no letup nt nnv time. The storm grow
so lloii-o on tho 14th that n numnur ol
waiters were thrown down In the din
ing room and several of them sustained
ptlnful injuries. Passengers were
thrown out of their bertha, but norm
was injured, The stent!. or Olympln is
due to arrive heiu from Nome toinoi
rtw. Coal Mine lo Close.
Pittsburg, Pa., Oct. 20, Tho direct
ors of tho Allegheny Coal company
have dec! lod to suspsnd operations In
definitely at their llaiwlck mines noxl
Saturday. This will almost depoplato
village of 1,000 people
ARMY IN TRAP
Ifiiropatkln Is Cut Off
ATTEMPT AT RESCUE I'ATAL
Japanese rorce Will He Reinforced
With Idea or Dealing u Crush-
lug Illow lo the Enemy.
Llao Yang, Oct. 17. Tills city Is in
a turmoil ol excitement over tho icpoil
brought in by wounded soldiers Irom
the right wing of the Japancfo atmy
that General Kuroki has caught Geiur
id Kiirepatklu In a trap, having cut
him oil with lour Russian dlvlsolua
which he attempted to save, and now
has the Russian commander isolated
and enveloped east ol lleuslhu. Tho
general engagement continued all day
yesterday. Ittisnliin liHtnes so lar am
oxtimntcd at 16,000. The Japanese
have also suffered heavily, but no fig
ures are available.
The heaters of the news ol the latest
Japanese vli tory statu that Field
Marshal Marquis Oyaum has ordered
vast masses ol relnfotctiiuenU lo the as
sistance of Onucial Kurckl to enable
him to execute the roiim as planned.
General Kuroki Is pushing the Rus
sian divisions eastward in order to make
their Isolation complete and toprccludu
the possibility ol Rus.lau icluioiro
merits reaching tlitm.
The Japanese am fortifying their po
sitions to the north. Another of Gen
eial Kuiukl's columns today pupturol
the Shaotakau hills to the south of
HeuUiapulro alter a series ol tierce en
gsuemeiits, In winch 1,200 JaMiici
and ueary 1,600 Russians fell. An en
tile battery was captured, and now
the hills, which mav Im called the key
to the Russian left advance, aro In tint
hands ol the Japanese.
A eruxlilug defeat has la-en adminis
tered to the Russian right by General
Oku at Yeutt. Tho entire RumIsii
lines, extending: from the Hun river to
the lailtoad, were driven back 30 miles
with terrible loves on Itoth side, and
but for the awful punishment suffered
by the Japanese, General Kuropaikln's
right would have I tern completely
crushed. As It Is, the Hank Is utterly
disorganised ami the Ruoolan command
ers are endeavoring to rally their forces
norlheust of I'hsngtan.
On both shies In the battle raging
near Mukden there hatn Until such
low in killed ami vvoundtd as mark
tho contest as one of the bloodiest Iwt
ties in history. Already the, low at
Llao Yang have la-en approximattd,
and the Indications art that they will
be exceeded. The Russian advance
lias Ix'cn convcrti-d Into a stubbornly
fought letreat. The result, according
to the Russians, Is still to bo deter
mined. On both sides tho soldiers hsvo
shown the utmost teosclty and bravery,
and whole regiments have gone down
Morn the file of the enemy. In olllc
lai circles of St. Petersburg there Is a
disposition to ATiruo that even should
Geuarrl KuropatKlu Im ohlldged to re
tire upon Mukdrti, his oaltlon will I
quite as favorable ait It was when the
order to advance was given Octultr (1,
and that, n the other band, thn Jap
anese jtowers ol further rlr-lance will
have been materially weakened.
ROOSEVELT PREPARING TO ACT.
He Will Soon Address Notes to Pow
ers Regarding Peace Conference.
Washington, Oct. 17. Tho president
is preparing to redeem his proluUe to
the delegates to the Interparliamentary
Peace conference to secure another
meeting of plenipotentiaries of thn
powers signatory to the Ilsgn conven
tion, with a view to revising and
adding to that Instrument.
1 he statu department will address
separate notes to every government rep
resented In the last ooufeienee, Inviting
suggestions to the time ami place of
meeting, and without doubt, In thu
spirit of caution thai is alwaysexhlblt
ed by diplomats, many ol these govern
ments will seek to secure nu Ironclad
agreement as to the scope of the con
ference, Many limitations aro ex
peeled to Imj proposed In this way,
and It Is realized that much difficulty
will tie experienced In seeming har
mony. Embezzler Must Do Time.
Honolulu, Oct. 17. Thu Mipromn
court has handed down a decision de
nying tho appeal of II. II, Wright, con
victed of embezzlement of public funds
In February, IDOII. Wright's trial was
thu first growing out of a number of
public works department cmbcr-lo-Jicnts.
He was sentenced to three
years' haul labor by Judge de llo.t.
Too number of Japanese coming Into
thu islands during thu lucent weeks
Is less tliun the avuragu lias Ih'cii for
some time, Theru is a slight Increase
In the number of Corcans,
Company Declares Dividend,
Chicago, Oct. 17. 1 ho usual quartet
ly dividend of $2 per share from net
earnings was declared today by tho Pull
man company. Thu annual stntomon,
for thu fiscal year ending July Sit
shows the net surplus for thu year of