The Plattsmouth journal. (Plattsmouth, Nebraska) 1901-current, March 03, 1904, Image 8
PLATTSMoanijoimiRiissiiw VICTORY R. A. BATES, Publisher. l'LATTSMOUTH, NEBRASKA. Tlio only important independent rtates now remaining in Africa are Abyssinia and Liberia. The strike of coal miners at Ells worth, Pa., Is ended, t lie company a ctdlng to the demands 01 the men Within a milo of Johannesburg building contracts to the amonnt of over ten millions are being carried out. Dr. Emmet, a gramlnephcw of Rob ert Emmet tho Irish patriot, ha. just celebrated Lis gulden wedding in New York city. ( ongressman William A. Roodor was renominated by acclamation by tho republicans of the Sixth district of Kansas. I 'a per flywheels are coming into vise, The tensile strength oi paper in enor tnoua. hen eo its advantage over Iron for l hi 4 purpose. Coorge A. Rrooko of Philadelphia von tho racquet championship of tho Vnitcd States by defeating Quiney A Shaw, jr., of I'oston. John Phillips, secretary of tho na tinnal organization of hatters, and well Known in labor circles, died at New York,- aged (17 years. At Cincinna" tho convention of In dependent telephone companies In tho Ohio Valley convened with over 1U0 exchanges represented. Switzerland Is Inaugurating a sys ( in of itinerant school teachers, who will visit and spend soma time in tho isolated outlyi.v villages. W. T. Stead has broken down under tho strain of publishing his now daily paper in London and has started for South Africa for n complete rest. Aluj'or Arthur MeClellan brother of I ho late General C.eorgo It. MeClellan mid uncle of the mayor of New York, died suddenly of heart disease at Drif ton, Pa. Marry A 'ill.ifi'o was liangi d at Xit launing. Pa., for the murder of his wife, illafro, who was scarcely 2'J years old, wan cool and ci.llcctcd on tlie scaffold William .Miller, probably the oldest engineer In service In the United Slates, has just been killed near Load villo, Colo. Miller began railroading lit'ty-two yours ago. The Senate Committee on Com merce authorized n favorable report nn tho nomination of V.'. 1). C'rum. to be Collector of Customs at tho Port of Charleston, S. C. John Mlllikan, the oldest editor in the Stato of Indiana, lives in Crown Point, in good health and at tho ago of 8!) years, lie Is still connected with tho Lake County Register. Advices have been received that an enormous tonnage of exhibits is now enroute to St. ixmis. Within two weeks this freight will begin to arrivo on the grounds in great bulk. Prof. W. IV Morgan, latj of Rich mond, Iii't , one ot tho ton most of Quaker educatois died at I .'well, Kas. Me was prominent In the movement that brought about coeducation In Quaker schools. Replying In the House of Commons, tho Chancellor oi the Exchequer, Aus ten Chamberlain, said the government bad no Intention at present of relm (losing the tax on grain, which was . abolished last year Mrs. Rradloy-Martin, tho society leader, who Is now making her homo in England, lias ordered twenty-seven pairs of (shoes made to her own last from a manufacturer of women's foot wear In Lynn, Mass. ha Right Rev. Joseph C. Hartzell, misionnry bishop of the Methodist church, nns just returned to London Irom a ton." of the frican missions, extending r.vei nine months and trav eling about ::n,li(i() mile.'. Two men wero lost by the steamer York Castle, which arrived at New York from Dclagia bay, In an attempt to give aid Sunday to tho American schooner, Willi? L. Newton, 2uu miles southeast of Sandy Hook. The private car used by President Lincoln during the Civil waij and which carried his body to Springfield for burial, has been loaned to tho St. Louis Imposition or exnlliition in the Lincoln Museum by tho Union Pacific railroad. L'mll Kuehnol of Manchester. N. H lias a Clock which it is believed was used in the days of Columbus. On the tipper part of the wooden face is carved a picture of the great discov erer, wihlo on the lower part is neatly cni.ed "Anno 1P.I2." Tho heaviest man In the H. itish em pire Is dead from a cancer, says a dispatch from London Ho was Thom as Longley of Dover. His weight ex ceeded fiflO pounds, while he was r.ix feet one Inch In height, nnd had a chest measurement of seventy Inches. John Hrltt, of Medorn, X. 1)., has written to the authorities of the l.ou Islana Taarchnse exposition that ho rati secure for the fair a log cabin In which President Roosevelt ouce lived on a ranch In North Dakota. Tho Tope has sent a magnificent chased gold challc to tho church ot Qnero. a town In tho Venetian prov inces, to toko tho placo of the one which hod b"en used thero for a con tury, but which was recently stolen. Captain George Proome of the Pnit ed States army, now stationed in Por to Rico, filed in the Pnited States su preme court a suit for $2r.o,noii dam ages against James P. Harbour and his wife, Annie 1). Harbour, for alleged alienation of the affections of Captain Hi'oo'ne's wife. The discovery is announced of n new counterfeit $' national bank note on tho National City Hank of New York, series of 1SS2. check letter U, Jtoseerans, register, Jordan, treasurer! This counterfeit Is a photograph of tho original and bank numbers are brown Instead of blue. The Paris 'temps' rorrenpondent nt Copenhagen telegraphs Hint tho high rst political authorities there are oc cupied constantly with the plans for united action on the part of Denmark and Sweden nnd Norway for mutual protection of tholr neutrality, In the ivctit of Hie Riismi Japanese war caus ing European entanglements. ' News in Brief CLAIM MADE THAT JAPANESE VESSELS HAVE BEEN SUNK. REPORTS, HOWEVER, CONFLICT Rumor pf Victory Spread Far and Wide Over St. Petersburg andCauee Much Excitement A Japanese Ruse Which the Russians Overcome. ST. PETERS PURG.-Reports of a Russian victory at Port Arthur wero current late Wednesday afternoon and early In tho evening, uiul about mid nlgfct they seemed to have been defin itely confirmed but In tho absence of an official announcement, which Is momentarily expected, the stories of the dimensions of this victory were most conflicting and confusing in character. Tho most circumstantial report was Hint the Japanese had at tempted to bottle up Admiral Stark's fleet in Port Arthur by staking two stone-laden vessels at the entrance of tho harbor, employing (ho tactics which were considered, but. not ex ecuted by tlio late Admiral Sampson, I'nitcd States navy, with the Mor rimac at Santingo during the Spanish-American war. According to this account two Japanese ships appeared ofT tho harbor with a Japanese fleet -behind them and ostensibly in pur suit. The Russians, however, suspect ed a ruse and their ships steamed out sank the stone laden vessels, engaged nnd defeated tho enemy and drove Hum off. The reports of the loss in flicted, however, are conflicting. All tho stories include tlio feature of the vessels loaded with stones, but according to some versions the Japan ese fleet was convoying transports with the purpose of effecting a land ing at Pigeon bay, and after the fail ure of tills preliminary maneuver, the Kusians played havoc with both the Japanese warships and the transports, sinking four of the former and two of tho latter. One account even cives the name of Hie battleship Retvizen ns tho vessel which particularly distinguished her self by ramming and sinking one of the Japanese ships. Rumors of tills victory spread far and wide over the city during the early part of tho evening and the crowds which had gathered in the streets In spito of the severe cold to discuss the news were grcntly ex cited. One newspaper printed an ex tra relating tho victory, based on a meager telegram from London, but as the night wore on without, official In formation, the crowds dispersed ex cept from around tho uewspapcr of fices. These remained thronged with ofllcers and others who were resolved to await theoflicial announcement. LONDON. A dispatch to tho Cen tral News from St. Petesrburg gives another version of the reported Japan ese defeat at Port Arthur, according to which tho Japanese planned to sink Eomo barges In the strait leading to the Inner harbor of Port Arthur, thus blocking tho exit. Tho Russian gun Are sank the barges before they ar rived at the intended spot. WANT TO FLIGHT FOR JAPAN. Former Rough Riders Anxious to See Service. SIOPX FALLS, S. I). Evor since it was announced in Washington dis patches that Colonel Melvln Grisby oi this city, who has been In Washing ton for some time, Intended raising a batalion of rough rldera for service with the Japanese against the Rus sians, the office of Colonel Crlgsby in this city has been flooded with letters from applicants for places. Most of the letters are from former members of Grigshy's Re.ugh Riders, a regiment which was formed during tho Spanish American war, who wish to see active service during the war In the far east. Colonel Grigsby has written hero to the effect, that the report is unfound ed, and has Instructed hh son, Sioux Origshy, who is in charge, of the Origsby law ofllce in this city during the absence of the colonel In the na tional capital, to writo such of the applicants a letter, stating that the report of his intended notion is un founded; that the laws of Japan for bid the enlistment of foreigners in the Japanese army, and that no good citi zen will violate the neutrality laws of the Pnited States. Internal Revenue Collections. WASHINGTON The monthly slate ment of the collections of Internal revenue shows that for the month of January, Ifi'M, tho total receipts were $lfi.Sfii,4SI. a decrease compared with January, l!io::, of fl.bSS.TI.". Por the seven months of (he fiscal year the receipts aggregated Si:m,0 Ll, fCl, an increase of f 1.4'.ir..TJil, as com pared with tho corresponding period last y.'ar. Uncle Sam's Cash. WASHINGTON. Today's state ments of the treassury balances In the general fund, exclusive of the $130, 1)1)0,000 gold reserve In the division of redemption, shows: Available cash balance. $221.418.751 ; gold, J102.424, "CO. Placed Under Martial Law. ST. PETERSHUUG.-Tho railway between Samara and Zlatoust, In Eu ropean Russln, and the Siberian lines, with oil the territory appropriated by the government for the purposes of these railways, have been placed un der martini law, In order to Insure regular military trains. The full pow ers of a commander of an army in tho field have been conferred on the com manders of forces nt Kazan nnd In the Siberian military districts, In whoso charge those railways have I oen placed. Military Obiervert In Far East. WASHINGTON. Colonel Crowder of the general staff, who has been selected to accompany the Japanese army In the field during the war. left Washington fur Ssn Francisco, whore he will sail March ". for Yokohama. Having finally decided to employ Hrig.niier General A'.len ns a military observer in Korea and Manchuria, Lieutenant General Chaffee cabled t that off.cer at Seoul his necessary cre dential and Instructions. Nominally C n. Allen will lie military attache to the United States legation nt Seoul. KOREA AS A HELPER. Troops Ordered to Fight Wit Those of Mikado. SEOUL The Korean government has decided to order the Korean troop to join the Japanese la the held. The port of Wiju was opened to for eign trade Friday night. The limita tions to tie plaeod on trade and other Incidental matters Mill be passed uru later. This action necessitates a har bor, t-o Yongampo has been decided upon. The standing army now consists of about K.otiii men with European meth ods. In mi; it was taken in hand by a Russian colonel with three commis sioned and tea non-commissioned of ficers, who retired in 1S'.)S. The royal bodyguard of l.uoo men has been well drilled, and periodically a draft of well-trained men Is transferred from It to the other regiments of the stand' lug army. WASHINGTON Vice Admiral Kara imura of the Japanese navy, in a dis patch to the Japanese legation here, under date of Friday, says: "According to the report from the torpedo flotilla, which was sent for tho purpose of rescuing the crews of the steamers sent to block up the har bor at Port Arthur, the steamer Hoko kub on the left sido of the entrance of the harbor near the -lighthouse and tho steamer Rushiu outside the en- uance wero sunk purposely by tlio Japanese by explosion. Tho steamers Tenshine, Huyo and Jinsen sunk them selves on the east of the Lno Loshan. aii ine crews ol these steamers wero picked up safely. Our destroyers and lorpwuo not ma are unharmed. On tho night of February 24 our destroveia again went on a scouting cruise near Port Arthur, Malay and Pigeon Hay. "On February 2a our main squadron approached Port Arthur and bombard ed the enemy's men-of-war and forts from a distance. We saw the Novik, the Askold nnd the Hayan fleeing into the harbor, it thus being apparent that the blockading operation had not much effect. Our squadron then fired Into the habror and saw flames' and considerable smoke. Wo withdrew after lil'teen minutes' shelling. Whilo our cruisers were thus engaged in fir ing, wo saw one of the enemy's tor pedo boats destroyed. Our squadron received no dam' e "Vice Admiral Togo is still on tho scene." DIETRICH CASE GOES OVER. Illness of Senator Spooner Delaya Meeting of the Committee. WASHINGTON Senator Spooner was absent from tho senate Chamber Friday by reason of a slight indisposi tion. His nbsence, however, made it necessary for Senator Hoar, chairman of the Dietrich investigating commit tor, to postpone the meeting of the committee, which was called to meet Friday morning, until some time next week, the early part of tho week in all probability. Whiles Senator Spooner has boon compelled to undergo a slight operation, he is able to keep up with his work of congress, and, ns he ex pressed the desire to read all the pa pers In the Dietrich caso during tho time he will be confined to the house, all the papers wero transmitted to him, including a supplemental letter from District Attorney Summers re ceived by Senator Jloar. Tho contents of this letter is not known, as the let ter, together with a number of accom panying papers, were sent to Senator Spooner intact. Senator Piatt of Con necticut and senator Pettus have re ceived n largo majority of the papers on llle and will take the opportunity growing out of Senator Spooner's In disposition to familiarize themselves with the papers in the possession of the committee before the next meet ing. THE WORLD'S FAIR BANK. Chartered by the Government and Lo cated on the Grounds. ST. LOUS.-To facilitate tho han dling of large sums of money during the exposition period, seventeen of the largest banks nnd trust companies of St. Ixiuis have organized the Hank ers' World's Pair National bank, char- to rod by the federal government and capitalized at $20n,fi00. The specific purpose of the hank Is to have a convenient depository for the government funds, the gate re ceipts of the world's fair and tho con cessionaires, and for all those that wish to deposit their money for safo keeping. The bank, which will he lo cntod inside the grounds, will cease to exist with 'no close of the exposi tion. Kaiitr Pleased with Railroad. MERLIN Emperor William has to! ecrnphed to Dr. Fischer, president ot tho Slum Tung railway, a.-', follows: "Tlio news of tlie arrival of the first railway train at Tsl Nan Fu afforded nie much gratification. I congratu late the management upon tho suc cess which the German spirit, of en terprise has achieved In the far east and hope your Indefatigable labors In China will l.o rewarded with other similar tmccciscH." Lots of Wisconsin Capitol. MILWAUKEE, Wis. A special from Madison, Wis., says that Governor Ia Follelte had a conference with a num ber ot state ofllelals to consider steps to be taken with regard to the replac ing of the state eapitol. which was practically ruined by the recent fire. Nothing definite was reached at tho conference, but It is the general Im pression that the governor will call an extra session of tho legislature to tnko action on the matter. The governor announced that r.othlng would bo done tor a few davs. Rush Order for Transports. NEW YORK.-Rush orders were re ceived in this city Tuesday by tho quartermaster's .tepartment to have shifts of men work night and day to put the transports MeClellan and Sumner In readiness to put to sea. Orders have been placed for coal and both vessels will have tholr hunkers filled within thirtyslx hours. Tho commissary department has also been ordered to provision tlie transports for l.f.un men. It Is thought the trans ports will be In readiness In that time. BOMBARD ARTHUR JAPANESE WARSHIPS ONCE MORE ATTACK. FIFTEEN VESESLSARE ENCACED Torpedo Boat Is Sunk, Askold Is Bat tered to Pieces and Other Ships Are Riddled With Shells. Boats that Met the Attack. LONDON A dispatch to the Daily Telegraph from Yin Kow, dated Feb ruary 29, says: Fifteen warships furiously bombard ed Port Arthur from 10 until 12 o'clock this morning. The Russian cruisers Novik, Askold and Hayan, accompanied by four tor pedo boats, steamed out to meet the attaok. They wore, however, forced to retire. The Askold was in a sink ins condition. The Novik was in a damaged condition, and a torpedo boat was sunk. The Russian battleship Retvizan was again damaged. The Japanese again withdrew in good order. The pause in the war operations In tho far east has been broken by an other Japanese attack on Port Arthur after which only the foregoing brief account it yet to hand. This report, however, shows a repetiton of the now familiar tactics of Japan, and it is presumed that this attack was made in bad weather prevailing, tho tele graphic advices having reported a se vere gale rasing at Port Arthur. As usual, the Japanese did not remain long enough off tho harbor to enable the gunners at the forts to get their range. Again, also tlie same three cruisers, the Hayan. the Askold ami the Novik, came out to moot tlio at tack and this suggests that either they wero the only effective ships there or that the larger battleships wore un able to get out. Russia will consider the landing of a cable to Japan on the island of Guam a breach of neutrality on the part of the Pnited States. Twenty-live hundred Russian troops have reached the Yalu river. ST. PETERSHPRG If an attempt is made to lay a cable from the island of Guam to Japan during the contin uance of hostilities it will be regarded as contraband of war under the proc lamation promulgated yesterday. As pointed out to tlie Associated Press correspondent, tlio proclamation is specific on this point, and it is not believed here that the United States will undertake or authorize such a cable now, as it would constitute a breach of neutrality, according to the Russian view. RUSSIA ACCEDES ONE REQUEST. United States Officers May Accom pany Army to Observe Operations. WASHINGTON. The Russian array formally has granted the request of the United States that certain officers of the American army lie permitted to accompany the Russian troops and witness their operations in the war with Japan. Ambassador McCormlck, in a cablegram informing Secretary Hay of this fact, states that the offi cers cannot join the Russian army before April 15, of the Russian calen dar. The officers who have been desig nated for this service are Colonel J. It. Kerr of the general staff. Captain Carl Relchman of the Seventh Infantry, Captain George Galley and Cantata William Judson of the engineer corns. All of the above are in Manila except Captain Judson, who Is in this city and who leaves at once for Sl Peters burg. KRUGER IS IN GOOD HEALTH. Alarming Rumors Set at Rest by Statement of Physicians. MENTONE, France Contrary to tho alarming rumors circulated in re gard to the health of Mr. Kruger, for mer president of the Transvaal, Dr. Huysmans, his physician, says that not for some years has the health of Mr. Kruger boon as good as at present. PARIS. The Montone correspond ent of the Associated Press says ha saw Mr. Kruger taking his usual daily walk today and adds that lie appeared in excellent health. Young Corbett Still Champion. MECHANICS' PAVILION, San Fran cisco. Young Corbett, champion featherweight, had no difficulty in re tains his laurels Monday night, de feating Dave Sullivan of New York In the eleventh round of a scheduled twenty-round contest. Corbett Mt the ring without a mark, while, on the other hand, Sullivan received a terrific beating, only the merciful no tion of Referee Graney in stopping the contest Having the New York, r from having his face beaten into a pulp. Grants American Request. WASHINGTON-Tho Russian army formally has granted the request of tho United States that certain ofllcers of the American army be permitted to accompany the Russian troops and witness their operations in the war with Japan. Falls from Eighth Story. NEW YORK. Mrs. Ada Crutch field, wife of David Crutchfleld, for merly of Nashville, Tonn., now senior member of the Hroad street banking firm of Crutchfleld & Co.. was instant ly killed Monday night by falling from a window of her homo in the eighth story of tho apartment building at Seventy-first street and Central Pnrkk, west. The fall is believed to have been accidental. Mrs. Crutchfleld wns the daughter of Captain W. J. Thompson, a banker of Little Rock Ark. Filipino Tobacco Workers. WASHINGTON. Secretary Taft Monday submitted to the house the po tit Ion of tho tobacco workers' guild of tho Philippine Islands, praying for a reduction In the tariff on tobacco. The guild Is declared to represent fi.noo tobacco workers. The petition stales Hint theso Workers received twice the wages under Spanish rule tmt. t hoy do now, tho dally wage at that time being CO cents. Prices of (he neces saries of life, It Is slated, have In creased threefold under American rule. FOURTEEN LOST AT SEA. Steamer Queen Takes Fire Off North Pacific Coast. PORT TOW.sSENI), Wash After suffering the niost harrowing experi ence from fire and storm that has ever befallen a craft on tho North Paoifls coast, the ;.:eaii:or Queen put in here Sunday to report the loss of fourteen lives. About 3:4.1 o'clock .Saturday morn ing, while off the month of the Colum bia river Hie Queen caught tire In her after saloon in some unexplained way. With indescribable swiftness the tire gained headway and threatened soon to envelop the whole ship. To add to the horror the heavy seas running meant doatli lo any one sent away In the lifeboats The flames became more and more threatening until, when it seemed a choice of deaths. Captain Cousins ordered the lifeboats launch ed. They were manned by tlie crew and ordered to remain c lose to Hie ship. Into these the women and chil dren were placed. Hardly, however, had the boats boon cast loose than, un able 10 weather the fierce waves, two cit them wore capsi::cd with the loss above indicated. SOME BILLS BY NEBRASKANS. C ngressman Hitchcock Introdues One for Relief of Marines. WASHINGTON Congressman Gil bert M. Hitchcock of the Second Ne braska district has introduced a bill for the relief of the members of the First, Second and Third marine corps and for other purposes. The text of the bill is as follows: "That the claims for pay of the members ot those corps who were must-red into tho nervlce of tlie United Stales under the order of Major (ion oral John C. Fremont, dated Septem ber 12, IS; 1 . and also the like claims of legal representatives of the deceas ed members ot tho said corps shall hereafter be referred to the court of claims of the United States fur exam ination nnd adjudication." The bill gives full authority and jur isdiction to the court of claims to boar and determine these claims nnd to en ter final judgments upon all of tlie questions of law and fact involved ...ereiii. FIRE IN ROCHESTER. Heart of the New York City Con verted Into a Colossa' Torch. ROCHESTER, N. Y. The sun set Friday night with ten engines pour ing streams of water on the ruins of most, of the retail dry Roods quar ter of Rochester. Three out of five department stores in Rochester wero consumed in the. day's lire, which caused a loss of more than ?:!.u00,()00. The Sibley, Lindsay & Curr company, the largest, retail store in Rochester, was destroyed. Of tliu loss $7:;"i,000 represents buildings and the remainder stocks and furnishings. It Is said that 2,500 persons were thrown out of work by the fire. Tho burned region lies on the north sido of the main street, be tween St. Paul street and Clinton ave nue, north from St. Paul street almost the entiro length of ihe block. FIGHT IS GElTING FIERCER. Burlington Announces Rate on Sugar to the Missouri River. CHICAGO. Officials of tho Burling ton railway announced a rate on sugar from Chicago to the Missouri river of 2 cents less than the cut rate put in effect by the Great Western. Its new rate will be 10 cents per 100 pounds from Chicago to the Missouri river, 5 cents from the Mississippi river to the Missouri river and 7 cents from Chicago to St. Paul and Minne apolis. The old rates on sugar were 27 cents from Chicago to the Missouri river, 22 cents from the Mississippi to the Missouri and 14 cents from Chi cago to St. Paul. Tho Great Western had made no reduction in tlio rate from Chicago to St. Paul, and the 50 per cent cut in tho St. Paul rate by the Darlington is taken as an indication that the Hur lington will become more aggressive in the prevailing war of rates. REGARD TREATY WITH FAVOR. Our Minister at Seoul and Great Britain's Like It. TOKIO The Korean court has do nated f 1M,000 to tho Rod Cross hos pitals. The ministers of tlie Pnited States and Great Hritaln at Seoul are fa vorably inclined lo the Japanese-Korean protocol. The Tokio givernnicnt has in structed the locnl auihiirit ics to ex tend special protection nnd facilities to the Russian consul at Fiisaii, Korea, who is to reach Moji, Japan, tonight nnd proceed thence for Nagasaki, whence he will sail for home. Russia to Present Her Protest. WASHINGTON At an Important conference, scheduled for Wednesdny at. the State department between Sec retary Hay and Count C'nsslnl, tho Russian ambassador, Russia's protest to the powers against Japan's alleged violation of international lnw will bo communicated to the Washington gov ernment. Bail for Anarchist Turnsr. WASHINGTON. In the supreme court of the United States Monday an order was Isiiuod for the release of John Turner on ball and setting the hearing of his case by the court, for April 4 next. Turner Is a Hrillsh subject ,who wns taken Into custody upon nrlval in New York last October on the charge of being an anarchist, ami his deportation ordered. Ho was detained nt Ellis l.dand and instituted habeas corpus proceedings In the cir cuit court for the southern district of New York. Attacked by Korean Soldiers. WASHINGTON-Unllod States Min ister Allen has cabled tho F.tnl" de partment from Seoul, under Thurs day's date, that a company of Korean Foldlers attacked an electric: carriage belonging to an American citizen. Stop Shipment of Horses. LIHAU. Russln-A shipment of f.oo horses wns about fo bo loaded Into a steamer here when It wa.i stopped by the authorities. The horses Were be llovod to have boon bought by lliltlsh agents for Japan. FLIGHTOF JAPS RUMOR THAT RUSSIAN CAVALRY HAS BRUSH WITH ENEMY. JAPANESE CONCEDE AN INJURY Two Battleships and Dispatch Boats are Said to be Missing Survivors of Sunken Transports not Allowed to See Anyone. ST. PETERSHPRG. A dispatch re ceived here from Liao Yang, and dated February 28. says that Chin.-se on tho Yalu river report that an advance guard of Ruslan cavalry, which has penetrated Corea for a distance ot about 2(U) versts across the river, had au encounter with a detachment of Japanese and that the Japanese were compelled to retreat and fled, leaving their horses, which were seized by (lit Cossacks. General Linevltch ells- patched cavalry and a body of Infantry In pursuit and with orders to occupy northern Corea. An official dispatch received from Major General Pllug, Viceroy AlexielTs chief of staff, which Is dated Febru ary 2S, says: CHE FOO. While the Japanese re port that their Hoot was unscathed in their latest attack on Port Arthur they are using every endeavor in at tempting to prevent details of any in jury to the Japanese fleet from leaking out. Survivors, said to bo from sunken Japanwse transports, who landed here Saturday are not allowed to see anyone. They will bo sent home on parole. The original Japa nese fleet ill front of Port Arthur con sisted of sixteen ships. Two battle ships and a dispatc h boat are missing. It Is learned from two sources that two of the missing warships wero taken to Suseho in a ('isabled condition. It is being circulated among the Chinese that Port. Arthur has fallen. The ,1 a ii n( -e sailors who arrived Saturday are from the Jinsen Mam and the Hisliii, two of tlie five mer chant vesels with which it was at tempted to block ti:e entrance to Port Arthur on the morning of the 2!tli. Lieutenant Sa'to commanded the Jin sen Main and Lieutenant Tarishi the Hiisbiu. The latter was manned by thirty men. Mie man of Lieutenant Saito';; command was killed while low ering a bout on the .Jinsen Maru. The details of how the slenmers wore taken Into the out ranee to the- harbor and sunk are being withhold by tho sailors, but Lieutenant Saito stated that they got ro cmse to the Retvizan that had they been armed with rille.s they could have tired into ts crew. When it was found that the scheme was a failure they dropped anchor and tho crews crowdeu into the re maining boats. They then blew up tho steamers. NAVAL APPROPRIATION BILL. It Is Passed by the Lower House of Congress. WASHINGTON The houso passed tho naval appropriation bill Friday after having had it under consider ation for a week, mere was a party contest on a number of iwoposals dur ing the day. especially on an effort of different minority members to secure an amendment to fix tho price of ar mor plate at the figures made by tho Midvale Steel company. Several amendments were ruled out on pointa of order and the republican leaders, by parliamentary tactics, left the ques tion of armor plate in the discretion of the secretary of the navy. An in effectual attempt was made to have the eight-hour law applied to all ship construction, the contest over sub marine boats was exciting and an amendment was adopted which leaver the question of the typo ot boat opet but Increases the amount ol the ap propriation for such boat3. Tho mi nority failed to secure a record vote on the proposal to recommit with in structions, the proposed instructions being declared out of order. JAPS LAND MORE TROOPS. Forty Thousand Disembarked at Che mulpo and Other Points. LONDON Cabling from Clio Foo, February 2:1. a correspondent of tho Morning Post says 4i),(ioo more- Jap anese troops have landed ut Chemulpo and that he has received confirmation of the report that some Japanese have landed at Pigeon bay, others at Ta Lien Wan. and that an engagement occurred tho night of February 12. Tho correspondent at Seoul of tho Daily Mail reports a panic at Ping Yang. Korea, which is regarded as heralding the approach of tho oppos ing ainiies. According to the Standard's corn. spondent at Seoul, the Japanese bom barded Port Arthur nt intervals be tween February S and II, causing, however, only slight damage. Sign Arbitration Treaty. PARIS The foreign office announc ed that a treaty of arbitration be tween Franco and Spain had been signed. The terms are Identical with tho recent arbitration treaties con cluded between France and Great Hritaln nnd Italy nnd Great Urltain. France Sympathizes v.lth Russia. PARIS Russia has the sympathetic support ot France in tho former's latest representation to the powers that Japan Is guilty of a violation of International law in consequenco of tho attacks upon tho Russian war ships nt Port Arthur nnd Chemulpo before the declcratlon of war. No In tention exists In official circles to take up the Russian noto on tho subject with the View of pressing action by the powers, nnd it Is said that nothing effect ivo could lo dono In this direc tion. Could Is Not Borrowing. DALLAS, TUX. In a telegram from Fort Worth, Ceorgo Could says thero Is no truth In tho story that tho Mis souri Pacific is soon to bo In tho "Down wi n czarhjn. Umi llvo In tcrnney. "We do not contemplate any loan whatever." Chlnete Cruisers Go to Shanghai. SHANGHAI Two Chinese- cruisers are expected here to settle the ques tion of th" refii' iil of (he Russian gun boat Mandjur to obey the order of tha taotal to leave Shanghai INTERESTING TO AMERlC.NX Western Canada Will Soon Become the 8upply Depot for Wheat for Great Britain. During ihe pait year ah.vit M 000 AinoricKiis went from lh Pnited States to Canada. Most of those set tled upon farm laols. and th writer Is Intorined by aRonts of the Cana dian Government that th greatest success has followed th.i efforts of nearly all. To their friends on this side of ihe boundary line thu fullest assurance is given of tho prosperity that is in store for them. There will always be a splendid market for all the grain, cattle, and Other produce that can bo raised In Western Can ada, and wiiii the advantages offered of a froo homestead of ItiO acres of land, and other lands which may be bought ehoHply, an excellent climate, splendid school system, c Ideational advantages of the best, what more is required. The husbandman gets more return for his money than In any other country In tho world. On the occasion of Sir Wilfred Ijiin rier's visit to the Corn Exchange. ,oi don, England. Colonel Montg. UIHII V, , D.. made several Important stall ment;;. "Tlie function," lie said, "which ou have Just been assisting in eon neeti.m wii'i a kindred association haT dm, lit less show n you the importance of the provision trade of Liverpool in its relationship wiiii the Dominion, ami Hie enormous possibilities of the fu ture development r that Ira-bv Well, the grain trade of Liverjiool has in terests with Canada no less important than those of the provisioj trade. When ft is borne In mind that Ml per cent of tho breadstuff of tills great country has to be brought from abroad, you v. Ill readily appreciate "I'll what (.Teat satisfaction we view tlie largo ninl steadily Increasing sup plies of grain which are annually avail a')!. tor evport from Canada, mid I challenge contradiction when I say "''I of tl;e wheats W! import m l!'i- i.i, l.idia. tli.' p. 'aeilic, an. I the length and iu-.-a, the United Stales, none i;i. -il'inial satisi'acllon, none :s -'enerally iippivekitcd than raised in t lie Province of lib of more inun that Maul- folia. Wo cannot got enough if it. and it is no exaggeration to say ilinr there are liel'ore us do. '.is i.f millers v. bo lui'i-i r for it. This is not the liuie to onicr into statislirj (pies Pons. !,:it we look forwtir-l with con fidence to t, e time at which, with the prosetit rate of progress, the Dominion of Canada will have a siilllelent. sur plus of wheat to render tills country hull -p r.dt nt of oilier sources of sup ply. 1 think I may, with justifiable pride, remind you that this is tlie chief grain market of tlie liritisli Empire, and Hi rough its excellent geographical position, as well as through the enter prise of ils millers, it is now the sec ond milling center In the world. ' Send to any authorized Canadian Oovernment agent for copy of Atla.i and information us to railway rate, etc. The Useful Camel. Tlie Somali camel can eat every- t..ing and drinks nothing, it. will make a meal where even the couniry pony would starve. Darenio, mimosa, aca cia all come nlike t-o It: and when shoots and leaves are withered it er.n fall buck on roots, thorns and liiitk. That sort of digestion makes it. of course, valuable in a country where, the bill of faro seems compiled in the interest of tlie carnivora. but ns in difference to liquid Is its espoeinl virtue. While Ihe Aral) ram 'I needs drink daily, his Somali brethten when on a march are watered only every fifth day, and when droii'h prevails may be left in- ten. When ".racing; they are supposed to bo wa -'ied ev ery sixth day, but such regularity de pends on the eiietcy of the herders and the condition of the grass, tlio herds when the grass is green being often left without wr.tor for as Ions as three! months. Japanese "Singing Insects." Among tne natural curiosities of Japan are its singing iuseits. Tlio most prized of these tiny musicians i; a black bottle named "snsumushi." which means that it emits lie silver hoi most delicate "insect Ik 11." Tlie sound resembles thai of a lit I of the sweetest and tone. ..The Moct Common Disease. Yorktovvn, Ark., Feb. 2:tth.- Poland Williamson, M. 1).. a successful and clever local physician, says: "Thero is scarcely another form of disease a physician is called upon so often to treat as Kidney Disease. I Invariabily prescribe Dodd's Kidney Pilis and am not disai pointed In thei effect for they are always reliable. I cou'd met:! ion many cases in which I have used this medicine with splen did iueooss, for example, I nii"!it re fer to the case of Mr. A. II. Cole. "Ago HI. greaily emaciated, som f- ver, great pain nnd pressure over region of Kidneys, urine filled wl'h pu or corruption and veiy foul smell ing and passed some blood. Directed to drink. a great deal of water, gave brisk purgative and Dodd's Kidney Pills. The pills were continued regu larly for three weeks and then a few doses every week, especially If patient fell any pain In region of Kidne.vf. Cured completely and patient per formed his duties as faini laborer in four weeks." "Dr. Williamson has been a roguliir practitioner for over twenty years and his unqualified Indorsement of Dodd's Kidney Pills is certainly a uidorful tribute to this remedy. It Is witli men an with here-;; those that do tho most prancing make the least pr.igross.- Huron no Si a. sari. If you wMi lionutlful, clour, whit clothes 0i llixl en Hull llluo. Luigu 'A ot, packiifce, 5 cents. Patience and earnestness are words to success. pass Fortune befriends den. the bold Dry Try One Package. If "Deflnnco Starch" does not please you. return It to your dealer. If It docs you get one-third more for the same money. It will give you satisfaction, and will not stick to the Iron. Hope li Socrates. tho r.ialnrprlng of life.