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R. A. BATES, Publisher.
In tho religious communities where
the tiso of meat is forbidden appendi
citis Is unknown.
The records of the weather bureau
conflict with the popular belief In tho
It Is stated that f.00 Doer families
are expected to establish a colony
near MoBquit, Mex.
Russia bought from the United
States In 1903 nearly twenty million
dollars worth of goods.
Tho propellers of tho fast auto boats
revolve 1,250 times a minute, giving a
peed of 25 inl!s an hour.
It Is stated that over 2,700 tons of
dust fjooted from the Soufrtcru vol
cano in St. Vincent have fallen on tho
island of licrbados.
Thu appointment of Trof. George E.
Woodbeny as teacher of English lit
erature .-t Amherst college Is of inter
est in nil Academic circles.
Tho state council of Switzerland
unanimously passed a bill making tho
glorification of anarchists a crime,
punishable by imprisonment.
Anatolo lA'Uoy Ilcaullcu, the econo
mist and publicist, has left I'nrls for
tho United Slates. Ho will deliver a
Bering of lectures at Harvard.
Tho St. Petersburg correspondent of
the I-xiio de Paris says that a French
agent is negotiating for tho sale of
Argentina warships to Russia.
Tho possibility of Chinese laborers
being used in the work of completing
tho Panama canal is unfavorably com
mented tipon In tho newspapers there.
The Newfoundland legislature was
prorogued after passing a farewell ad
dress to Governor Sir Cavendish
Hoylo, who will leave the colony next
month to become governor of Mauri
tius There Is a strong feeling in England
against the payment of members, on
tho ground that It would tend to ore
ato tho class of professional politicians
Been In foreign count lies and our colo
nies. The members of tho Isthmian com
mission have returned to Washington
from a tour of Inspection of the re
cently acquired canal property on the
Isthmus and will meet there next
John Shepnrd, the well known Ros
ton merchant, celebrated his fifty
years' entry Into business by giving
$5,000 for the endowment of a free
bed at the Massachusetts general hos
pital. Severnl of tho public schools of Al
bany N. Y., are to have gardens this
spring, cultivated and tended by tho
pupils, under the direction of the
teachers. Vegetables and (lowers will
Theodore Pldrook, n Washington
(N. J.) farmer, claims to have tho old
est plow In America. He has also
many other old farming implements,
and tho lot will bo shown at the St.
Moro than half a century after the
death of Edgar Allan Poo a society
celebrating his memory has been cre
ated, and signalized Its formal Inaugu
ration by an Informal banquet In New
Tho war department has decided to
rehabilitate old Fort Omaha and estab
lish a signal station training school
at the old fort. Tho grounds nro com
modious and are said to bo well adapt
ed to tho purpose.
According to a statement Issued by
tho department of concessions of the
World's fair, it will cost 520 for the
total admissions to all the attractions
on tho Pike. The total cost for tho
Chicago Midway was $35.
According to a dispatch to tho None
Frio Tresso of Vienna, nn earthquake,
April 4, killed twenty-five persons, In
jured forty, destroyed 1.500 houses and
caused great distress In tho vilayets
of Kossovo and Salonlca, Macedonia
Tho endorsement of Houston Stuart
Chamberlain's book on the "Founda
tions of tho Nineteenth Century" by
tho German emperor, who has given
away hundreds of copies of It, has
Mlrrod up much opposition to It In
Nearly fifty persons appeared In
court In Chicago to testify against A.
A. Campbell, who, they alleged, se
cured money from each of them on
pretense of getting them positions as
guards at the tauisinna Purchase ex
A delegation of Now Yorkers pre
sontod to Mayor M.Clellan tho other
lay n photographic reproduction ol
the democratic electoral ticket for tho
Ktato of New York of tho year In which
Ills father, General McClellnn, ran for
Christian P.nsch, the oldest student
In Germany, w ho has been enrolled In
tho classes In chemistry at tho Uni
versity of Glesscn since 1S71. Is dead
at tho ago of 51. Death was the result
of an Injury to the brain received In a
United States Minister Powell, who
lias been 111 for some time, rabies tho
state department from San Domingo
that ho is about to leave that capital
for Port an Prince, llaytl. to secure
medical treatment not to be bad In
The people of Pnrl.t will honor
Geoi;,o Sand by erecting a statue of
tho great writer to Ptand In tho Place
do Vosges, near tho Victor Hugo Mil
rum, Durlna tho year 1002:5 there were
4.4o2 beekeepers, with 32.125 hives. In
tho state of Victoria. Australia. They
produced UW.POl rounds cf honey
and 23.001 pounds of wax.
Tho president sent to the senate tho
nomination of William Miller Collier
of New York to bo solicitor for the de
partment of commerce ami labor; also
several promotions In the navy.
Dr. William A. Evans, who Is among
those talked for the presidency of the
University of Illinois, is n well known
physician of Chimin. I to Is 43 years
A GREAT BATTLE
IN WHICH JAPANESE TROOP3 ARE
CROSS RIVER AND TAKE HEIGHTS
After Five Days cf Preliminary Fight
ing Mikado's Men Begin Decisive
Battle Turn teft Flank of Russians
Near Wiju and Capture Position.
TOKIO Advices received here
sttte that tho twelfth division of the
Japanese army forced a crossing of
the Yalu Just above Wiju, Just beforo
dawn Sunday morning. The second
pontoon bridge across the river near
Wiju was completed at 8 o'clock Sat
urday night and the Imperial guard of
tho second division crossed during the
The Russians' left flank has been
turned and a general attack yegan at
dawn today (Sunday) nearly all tho
Japanese batteries on the south bank
of the river and a flotilla of gunboats
cooperating with the army.
The Japanese have the advantage of
positions and numbers and are confi
dent of routing tho enemy.
Auvlces from the front say that
Japanese forces bean an attack on
tho Russians on tho Yalu river last
Tuesday. - The battle was continued
Wednesday Thursday, Friday and Sat
urday. On Thursdav the Japanese effected
a crossing of the Yalu and secured a
lodgment on the light bank of tho
river. The fighting on Saturday ves
at lo;g range and there was a duel
with heavy ge.ns across tho river.
Fighting was resumed at daylight to
The Russian force Is estimated at
30,000. The Japanese loss is reported
to have been small thus far.
TOKIO Supplemental reports from
General Kuroki covering Sunday's
"Tho Russians made two stands.
The enemy's strength Included all of
the third division two regiments of
the sixth division one cavalry brigade,
about forty quick-firing guns and
eight machine guns. We hnve taken
twenty-eight quick-firing puns, many
ritles, much ammunition, more than
twenty ofllceis and many non-commissioned
officers c.id men as prisoners.
"I am informed that Major Kashtal
Inskl, commander of tho Third East
Siberian rifle brigade, and Lieutenant
General Sasulitch, commander of the
Second Siber'an army corps, were
wounded. Our casualties number
about 700 and tho Russian loss is
more than SOU men."
COUNTRY NEWSPAPERS GOT IT.
S. F. Smith, President Central News
paper Union, Davenport, is Short.
$50,000 Trust Funds.
DAVENPORT, la. Statements and
old papers filed for record with tho
recorder of Scott county show Samtiel
F. Smith, ex-mayor of Davenport, trus
tee of Davenport Carnegie library,
publisher of the Daily Republican, and
son of tho author of "America," short
In his accounts with trust funds of
$50.0011. Smith signed over to W. C.
Putnam and A. W. Vanderveer all of
bis property In Davenport, Including
stocks In local companies and real es
tate. Mr. Smith has long held tho confi
dence of the people. His residence Is
the finest in tho city.
It Is rumored that tho greater part
of the shortage was caused by the at
tempt of Mr. Smith to establish a
bouse to furnish ready-printed sheets
for country newspapers. The Central
Newspaper Union was started about
three years ago by J. X. llranda as
manager ar.d Mr. Smith as financier.
Tho business was run for three years
nt a loss. It Is stated that the total
loss up to the time he sold his Inter
ests was In tho neighborhood of ISO,
ooo. Smith Is 111, his daughter Is In a hos
pital and his w ife nearly heart-broken.
Smith has made a full confession.
BECAUSE SHE VOTED FOR SMOOT
Mrs. Coufter of Ogden Will Not Be
Allowed to Address Federation.
SALT LAKE CITY. Mrs. Marry G.
Coulter of Ogden, a prominent Utah
club woman, will not bo allowed to
make nn address at the biennial con
ference of the Federation of Women's
clubs on May 17 next because she
voted for Pmoot while a member of
tho last legislature. Mrs. Anna D.
Nash of Boston, chairman of tho do
mestic science department of the
federation, the subject on which, It la
asserted, Mrs. Coulter was to speak,
says repeated requests have been
made by Mrs. Coulter's friends ask
ing that she be Invited to mnko nn
address, but on account of general
opposition of club members of Utah,
based on Mrs. Coulter's supuort of
Smoot, tho requests had been refused.
Mrs. Coulter Is a gentile.
Act of an Insane Mother.
CLEVELAND, O.-Mrs. Caroline
Volkman. who Is bellnved to be In
sane, threw her three children. Annie,
aged 11, Willie aged 5, nnd Otto, nged
2. Into Lake Erie Sunday afternoon
and then Jumped In herself. Fortun
ately, boatment were nearby nnd tho
w hole party were rescued without any
III effects. The children were sent, to
their heme nnd the mother Is locked
up. pending examination regarding her
sanity, ivunestle troubles Is said to
have made her temporarily mentally
Discuss Past Privileges.
CHICAGO. Repren utatlves of
western railroads met In Chicago to
consider the question of grantt'ig re
turn pnsses to live Flock shippers. At
tho morning meeting It was agreed
that the Iowa lines should comply
with the laws of that state by grant
ing transportation within that state,
but not on Interstate business. Later
It wns discovered that two or three
lines wire pledged to tho Iowa stale
commission to grant return passes to
stockmen ,,n nil Chicago husp?ss and
a sec. 'iid meeting was held.
u;r.K C THE CAL.
Thcutairfs cf Applications are Re
ceived. WASHINGTON :l;iu e the return
cf Admiral Vu!!.ir and General lUvu
tf tho Lthru.i.-T a taxi tounilaskn to
WLshin.-vr. from l'ana;::& thov have
been t-ugaged in work preliminary io
the nie nag of the commission next
v .k. Dur.ng the aluvnco of the com
r.!.i;ion, rpplnaiion for positions on
tho cnntl force were received by tho
thousand. Thus far it has nut been
determined how tho canal work will
be t'.o.ie, notice the commission Itself
does not know yet Just what positions
It will have at Us disposal.
The probability now Is that the
greet bulk of the work will he dene
oy contract. It has been suggested
that a construction company be organ
bed to undemke the work under the
supervision of the commission. Tho
organization or several companies,
each to di a specified portion of the
work, also has been suggested.
In the anthracite coal rate Inquiry
against the Philadelphia & Readlns
Railway company tho Interstate com
merce commission Friday entered an
order reopening the proceeding for fur
ther investigation. The commission
has set the case for hearing at New
York on May 4.
The committee directed by congress
to investigate and report on the best
methods of restoring the merchant ma
rine of the United Slates Friday chose
Senator Gallinger fur the chairman
ship. At Friday's cabinet meeting Secre
tary Wilson reported that the depart
ment of agriculture had granted per
mission to the Venezuelan government
to Import Into the United States 1,000
head of Venezuelan cattle. Of course
the customs duties will have to bi
paid on the cattle. They will be ship
ped to New York, consigned to an ab
battolr. No breeding cattle are to bo
among the number Imported, the idea
being to use them exclusively for food.
The deportment Is exceedingly careful
about nil importations of live stock
and each head of cattle imported from
Venezuela will be rigidly Inspected.
Postmaster General Payne returned
Friday from Charleston. S. C, nfter an
absence of several weeks spent In
cruising along the Atlantic roast nnd
in West Indian waters. Ho Is Im
proved In health, though still complain
ing of a slight attack of gout In ono
Tho treasury department forwarded
to the secretaiy of state for trans
mission to J. P. Morgan & Co. of New
York, financial agents of tho Repub
lic of Panama, a warrant for $1.000.0('0
on account of the Panama canal pur
chase. SHAW CALLS FOR THE CASH.
Banks Requested to Put Up Money to
Pay for Panama Canal.
WASHINGTON. Tho secretary of
tho treasury ha3 isued a call direct
ing national tank depositaries to
transfer to the assistant treajirer at
New York City on or before May lo,
1004, an aggregate amount of $12,
000,000. The call on each bank Is for
10 per cent of tho public deposit cf
such bank as it stood before the recent
20 per cent, call, thus making a total
withdrawal of ;I0 per cent of public
deposits. Today's call, however, ex
empts all depositaries whose author
ized balance bevfore the recent call
was less than $100,000. It also ex
empts a few banks having active ac
counts were their authorized balnnco
Is not greater than the convenience
of the treasury department in trans
acting public business required. With
these exceptions, thocnll applies to ail
depositaries, permanent and tempo
rary. In view of tho plethora' of money
in all the central reserve cities, it U
probable that an additional call of
the same character will bo Issued,
payable about. Juno 1. This would
supply the amount of tho draft unon
tho treasury made by the payment
for tho isthmian canal right-of-way,
and would afford a working balance
of $50,000,000 actually In the treasury
and sub-treasuries, as at present.
FRENCH SYNDICATE PAYS IT.
Advance tho $40,CCO,000 to the Pana
ma Canal Company.
WASHINGTON The attorney gen
eral has received cablegrams from
Messrs. Day and Russell, who went to
Paris as his representatives to con
duct the closing negotiations for the
Panama Canal property, to tho effect
that the deeds of the property, arch
ives nnd nil other papers and docu
ments which will belong to tho United
Suites under the transfer, have al
ready b;en turned over to them and
that tho inrchnsc price of $l(i,(iiio,0(i0
has been advanced to the canal com
pany by a Paris syndicate of bankers.
This syndicate, It Is understood, of
fered to pay over tho money, with a
view to expediting the consummation
of tho sale, on the assurance of the
attorney general that tho draft of the
syndlcnto on tho United States for
tho lio.iieo.iiini would be honored on
presentation at tho treasury at Wash
ington. i .
Fred Grant Makes a Gift.
GALENA, 111 Tho twelfth annual
celebration of General U. S. Grant's
birthday wks held hero Wednesday,
a large nudlcr.ee filling Turner ha!!.'
lllshop Samuel Fallows of Chlcngo
made the principal address and paid
a glowing tribute to iho grout com
mander under wh im he fought. Gen
eral Fred D. Grant nnd V.r,. W(T0
among thoe present. Tho feature of
tho day was the presentation by Gen
eral Grant to the city of Galena cf
the resldt nro formerly ow ned and oc
cupied by his distinguished father.
Kindergarten Union Adjourns.
ROCHESTER. X. V.-The eleventh
annual i env. ntim of the Internation
al kliiib ruir;! u union ndjoiirncl nf.
ter cl""tlng Miss Annie Laws of Cin
cinnati president ami Miss Stella L.
Wood of M in :;t n polls secretary..
Pearson Is Chief Engineer.
ST. PACL.-U. p. ivars(m has
been npMilti'u! c'lbf engineer of tho
Xorthcri Pacific Railway company to
nuccced W. L. Darlin. who resigned
scvetal ini'it. furo. Mr. Pcr.ncii 1.:
b.'n a'-tin chi-1 engineer.
JAPANESE ENGAGE FORTS
HAVE CAPTUREDJKEW CHWANC
Reported that During Attack Russians
Fall Back to Protect Railroad Kour
opatkin Reports Loss Between Three
and Four Thousand Men.
Pronress cf the War.
Reports indicate that the battle on
the Yalu was a complete defeat for
There is au unconfirmed reiKirt that
the Japanese have captured New
Chwang and that the Russians have
In another sea battle of Port" Ar
thur the Japanese lost a number of
vessels. Fireships were sent into the
harbor, but failed to accomplish the
" From 3,000 to 4.000 Russians aro re
ported to have been killed in the bat
tle on tho Yalu.
Another Japanese fleet is reported
to have been sighted off Port Arthur.
PORT ARTHUR A Japanese squad
ron appeared off Port Arthur after
daybreak and engaged the forts and
war ships. The fight is still proceed
ing. Thirty Japanese prisoners have been
At 1 o'clock In the morning five
Japanese torpedo boats were sighted.
Tho Russian land batteries, tho gun
boat Gillak with the coast defense
vessels Grimlschi and Otvashni open
ed flro and compelled them to retire.
Immediately afterwards other Japan
ese ships were sighted on the horizon.
They were headed by a ftreship, which
was sunk near the entrance of the
harbor at 1:20 a. m. After an Interval
of twenty-five minutes two more fire
ships camo on and were sent to the
At 2:15 four moro fireships ap
proached. Three of these blew up on
our mines. Two of those sank Imme
diately and the other two fireships
were sunn by the batteries and war
The protected cruiser Askoid partici
pated in tho firing. Fifteen minutes
later three more fireships arrived.
One of them blow up on a mine, tho
second was wrecked on the shore and
tho third was sunk by tho Russian
The crews of tho Japanese fireships
which wore sunk while attempting to
block the channel tried to save them
selves in boats In wh!(h they put out
to sea. A majority of them were kill
ed by the Russian machine guns and
rifles. Some of the survivors were
At daybreak a number of Japanese
were seen clinging to tho masts and
funnels of the sunken vessels nnd
these were rescued by the Russians.
Thirteen of tho wounded Japanese
have since died. Tho Russian.! rum.
plied the survivors with food and
clothing nnd tho wounded were taken
to the hospital ship Mongolia.
During the morning ton of tho en
emy's torpedo boats remained In tho
offing and were fired on at long range.
At 5:30 o'clock it was signalled that
uiere was a Japanese fleet In tho vi.
cinity and thnt two of the
launches had been run ashore. Tho
town Is quiet. Largo crowds w.Hoh,i
the morning's operations with great
Forty Indictments Returned.
DENVER The irr.,,,,1 i
. , . - j"i re
turned forty Indictments against
twenty-slx persons, nlloclne election
In the nuilctmoma nro .TmM..0 u.
t'lo, county clerk; Walter H. Lowery"
supervisor: Char!.- u rwi '
alderman; John D. Ross, alderman:
litis Kappa nnd John k.n,iri.i, .i....
'v r, Uf-
uty corn-tables; W. A. Dolllson, can
didate for alderman on tho republi
can ticket: John Hall, a ward worker.
and William Altmnn now ,l ...i'
Jews Attacked In Synagogue.
VIENNA Reports nro current i...r
that there were six antl-Jewlsh riots
in tne town of Render Anrll :m it i
stated that the riotlnir In
clay forenoon while tho congregations
were in tho synagogues. The mob
mulshed the windows of houses n
the Jewish quarter and threw women
and children out c;f the windows. A
girl was murdered In n ni..t revolt
ing manner. Cossacks restore,) r.
dor. Tho outbreak Is said to have
been duo to the anger of t!. r,.W(1
over tho Russian reve-ses In the rast
In the Nation's Strong Box
WASHINGTON - Today' Mate.
nient of the treasury balances In u,o
general fund, exclusive of the i;o.
ooo.iiiKi Kid reserve In the division of
redemption, shows: Available rash
balance, ?::ti.iy2..W2; gold, tip;.,,,.
Stock Growers Organize.
DENVER. Tho Cattle Growers' In
terstate Executive commit lee was or
panled at a convent Ion here and the
following officers were elected: Chair
man, William M. Turney of Texas;
vice chairman, William A. Harri of
Kansas; secretary, Fred II. Johnson
of Denver. Denver wns selected as
tho headquarters. J. J. Dickinson,
representing- the government In tho
beef trust liivsetk-atli.ns. was prest m.
The gathering was rnllcd to (,, ft"
permit ni tit rri.anlznilon of v K((u.s
men we.t of the Missouri.
Attendance on Opening Day.
ST. LoriS-Tho totnl attendance
a tho Louisiana Purchase exposition
on tho opening day. April :tu, j
was officlallv announced Tuesday
nkht as is'.'n persons. of ,n(!(
number K.s.l;':! were recorded admin-
Jap Securities Marked Up.
LONDON Japanese bonds w.ro
narked up ll4 on the itock eeliui;e
Tne.ay t;lM Japanese mu-e.-mrn,
while Russians were down.
DRIVE ENEMY SEFOEE THEM.
Russians are Unable to Check Advance
WASHINGTOX.-The Japanese le
gation here received the following offi
cial cablegram from Tokio:
"General Kuroki. commanding the
First army, reports tram Chin Lien
Chang that on May 1 the Second and
Twelfth divisions and the Imperial
guard, forming the First army corps,
had advauced notwithstanding resist
ance on tho part of the enemy, by
three roads, driving the enemy before
them, and at 8 p. m. occupied the lino
extending from Aniung to Linshu Kon.
Tho Imperial guard surrounded tho
enemy on three sides, and, after a
severe fight, captured twenty guns,
with horses and carriages, and more
than twenty officers nnd many men.
Tho general reserve corps advanced
by the Lla Yang railway. The enemy
was composed of the whole Third di
vision of the Twenty second and
Twenty-fourth regiments of the Sixth
infantry division of sharpshooters,
General Mistehenko's cavalry brig
ade, with about forty Kuns and eight
machine guns. The enemy lied toward
Zeng Huang Cheng. Our casualties
will not. exceed at most 700. Twenty
eight quick-tiring guns and large quan
tities of small arms and ammunition
were captured. Our heavy Held guns
were very effective. A Russian offi
cer who was taken prisoner says that
both of tho commanders of tho army
corps and the division were wounded
and that tho Russian casualties ex
SECRET OF AERIAL FLIGHT.
Prof. Alexander Graham Bell Claims
to Have It.
WASHINGTON i'rof. Alexander
Graham Hell gave at Columbia station
an exhibition of tho tetruhedral kite.
which he believes to bo the secret of
aerial navigation. Tho demonstration
was made to tho members of tho Na
tional Geographical society, of which
Prof. Hell was formerly tho nresldent.
The wind was light and therefore the
trials were not as successful as some
which have been made In private, con
cerning which much ban been writ ten
by the inventor nnd other scientists.
Three slxt eon-cell kites, each said to
have a sustaining power of seventy
five pounds, wore sent, to heights vary
ing from four to eleven hundred feet,
but tho wind was so uncertain that
the tests were not regarded as satis
actory. DECIDES IN FAVOR OF BANK.
Ruling of Judge In Phillips Case a
Blow to Small Creditors.
CHICAGO. Tho suit brought, by
the trustee of the George Phillips com
pany to recover from the Hank of
Montreal $2io,(io(i. which the mem
bers of the firm had deposited shortly
beforo tho collapse of tho corn corner
in liii2 came to an abrupt ending In
the United States circuit court today.
Judge Seaman took the case from tho
Jury and announced a decision in fa
vor of the bank.
The court held that a bank wns not
in tho samo class as other creditors
of a bankrupt. The decision practic
ally means that tho small creditors of
the Phillips company will receive hit
a slight percentage on claims, while
tho banking Institution comes out. al
most entirely whole.
JAPANESE NOW ON RUSSIAN SOIL
Minister McCormick Learns Number
of Those He Is Caring For.
ST. rETERSIU'RG As a result of
his Investigations Ambassador Mc
Cormick finds that exclusive of tho
570 Japanese In the Islands of Sagha
lin tho total number of Japanese in
Dllsslan Is "51, of whom Gil are In the
province of Amur, chiefly nt Port
Zeya. 280 In tho province of Prlm
orvsk, chiefly at Nlkolalovsk. 'and a
major and his officers with five sol
diers, two merchants and an Interpre
ter, under arrest as spies. They aro
all being concentrated at Stretnsk,
whence as soon as nnvlgntlon is
opened they will bo forwarded to Irk
utsk; from there they will go to Her
lln. via tho Illnck Sea. tho Russian
authorities desiring to transport them
so far ns possible by wnter.
MORE STRICT LIQUOR LAWS.
Eight Hotels and Twenty-three Drug
Stores Clo3Cd in Boston.
P.OSTOX. l!y order of the police
board women will bo 1 arred from
drinking liquor In tho saloons of tho
city beginning Monday. Eight lintels
will be closed, nnd. pending an Inves
tigation, fifty drug stores will not bo
opened tomorrow. Twenty-three drug
stores already have had their drug
gists' certificates ennrellod on nocount
of alleged violation of the liquor laws.
It Is understood that the union Is
the result of personal Investigations
ninde by Judge Emmons, chairman of
the police board.
Thinks Un ted States Is Wise.
LONDON. The best military ex
perts are disposed to await further In
formation before attaching undue Im
portance lo tho result of Iho battle
on the Yalu river. Commenting on
Iho Shanghai report that United
States Consul Davidson Is proceeding
to his post at Aniung, the Globe says:
"The triumph of iho open d.mr has
begun and tho United States has given
once moro a sU-'ti of Its appreciation of
real Issues of war In the far enst."
Tho Globe then Invites the Uritlsh
foreign office to show similar activity.
Missouri Inquiry at An End.
WASHINGTON. Thnt no further
proceedings bo taken Is tho recom
mendation of Iho court of Inquiry ap
pointed to Investigate the explosion
of the nflerturret of tho Missouri on
April X The court finds the ex
plosion wns dun to a "flnro back."
mused by an explicable combination
of usually Intent pises In smokeless
powder. The officers and crew of Iho
Missouri net only nro relieved from
nil responsibility for iho accident, but
nro warmly commended for the brav
ely they showed
HOLD OF THE JAPS
SAID TO HAVF THE KEY TO THE
RUSSIANS' STUBBORNLY RESIST
They Are, Hovvever, Driven Out ot
Two Important Position on Yalu by
Overwhelming Forces Heavy Fight
log Near Chen Tien Cheng.
CHICAGO A Daily News special
from Kobe says details of the heavy
lighting in the neighborhood of Chen
Tien Cheng received there Mondav
morning state that the Russians nmdt
a most stubborn resistance to the Jap
anese advance, but were driven sue
cessively out of seven lines
ST. PETEUSIU'UG At 2:00
ilm- nflKrniHtit rliii A s;;Millt ed
was Informed that beyond the fact of
the retreat of the Russians before
overwhelming superior forces of the
Japanese on the Yalu river, no de
tails have been received since the re
port of General Sassuliteh, command
er of the Second Siberian army corps,
of iho retirement from Knlien Cheng
lo Antr.ng. It Is quite possible that
the loss on both sid"s during, the
week's lighting may reach the figures
given by the Japanese, us tho reserves
were not brought up to support the
Russian position at Kulien Cheng,
where the fighting was the heaviest.
The Russians made a special effort
to hold as long as possible the heights
of Cho San, on an Island opposite Ku
lien Cheng, whence their jtuns com
manded a considerable stretch of the
river to I he souNi, but a Japanese bat
tery on a hill above Wiju dominated
the position, which tho i Russians
eventually were forced to relinquish,
thus losing the key to the rller.
The desperate character! of the
struggle there may have been due to
the necessity for gaining time for I bo
withdrawal of the Russian detach
ments above and bo'ow.
General Sassuliteh was in command
of the entire force on the Yalu, which
extended along a front of fver thirty
miles, with reserve supportts
miles back. The whole. af
the best Information obtn
not exceed IV.imii) men.
the actual force engaged i
at present, though probabM
it was not
more than 5, 000 men, if i
No confirmation has ye
cclved of the reported (
pi tire of
twenty-eight Russian quid
or of the wounding of GeuJ
litch and General Kashtalj
latter in command of tho
sion. East Siberia
river, or the burning of An ung. It Is
confirmed lhat n village of huts was
set. on lire by a shell.
Tho statement that Iho Russians
havo fallen back so far ns Feng Wang
Cheng Is declared to bo untrue. The
advance has retired and will continue
to retire beforo the main army of the
enemy, according lo the Russian pro
gram, but It will keep In constant
touch with the enemy, and skirmish
ing of a more or less serious charac
ter Is expected ns General Kuroki ad
vances. This 's considered absolutely
necessary In order to always know
exactly where tho main army of tho
At tho army headquarters hero
there is not tho slightest evidence that
the Russians consider they have sus
tained reverse. The crossing of tho
Yalu by tho enemy was taken as a
matter of course and as part of the
program. Tho losses are regarded as
pawns In the real game which is to
VOTING TRUST TERMINATES.
Stockholders cf Erie Do Not Care to
NEW YORK J. Plerpont Morgan
and the other voting trustees of tho
Erie railway company notified holders
of the preferred and common stock
of that company that a sufficient
nmount of tho present voting trust
certificates have not signified their de
sire that the voting trust should be
extended, consequently the trust ter
mlnates finally on May 1. On and nf
ter that date Morgan & Co. will cease
to transfer to present voting trust
certificates and have arranged with
the railroad company for the delivery
of Its stock In exchange for the trust
certificates now outstanding.
Irrigation Plans for Nebraska.
WASHINGTON. The secretaiy of
the Interior has set aside, provisional
1), iho sum of $1,000,000 for the con
struction of the Pathfinder reservoir
on tho North Platte river In Wyom
ing. Construction will proceed con
tingen' upon favorable reports from
engineers In the field as to various
details still under consideration, and
particularly ns to whether an ade
quate urea of Irrigable land can be
found Jn western Nebraska. The
reservoir will be of sufficient capacity
to supply nil of the land under it In
Tco Many Correspondents.
WASHING"! ON. Tha great num
ber of newspaper correspondents dis
patched t.) the far enst has over
whelmed the Japanese government,
and United States Minister Grlscom
on Thursday cabled the state depart
ment from Tcklo thnt further appli
cations In behalf of correspondents
for permission to arcompnny tho Jap
nnci'e forces In the field cannot bo
granted. It Is estimated that there
ate nlrendy at least 2'0 American
nnd European correspondents travel
ing with tho Jspunose army.
Jaos Publish Their Side of It.
WASHINGTON The japatiese lega
tion has published the correspondence
thnt t'tok place between Ilaron Koni
urn, Japanese minister of foreign nf
fairs nnd Mr. Kurlno, Japanese niln
Isier to St. Petersburg, preceding tin
beginning of the Rimso-Jnpnne-c nr.
The purpose of the publication Is to
disclose officially the Jr.panesenltltude
and especially to point out the efforts
to fort e RuiKla to an early and con
clusive ni:over to the JnpMif-o pro
popali relative to tht evacuation nf
bchool Children's Benefactor,
Charles M. Schwab will sinm ico
cue of his cherished schemes reali .ed.
For th rev years the steel magnate has
bttu planuins a children's health
and fun resort for New York. The re
tort is Ku-a'ed on Stateu Island and
consUis of mi extensive park In which
aro all sorts of contrivances for min-iutfi-ini;
tit (lie iileNHiiro of little one
A big boat will ply between here and
tho city, and tho plan is to take about
1 IHHI children every day in summer
and bring them back in tho early
evening. Trained nurses, guards and
privuto policemen will see that tho
visitors aro properly cared for. Iu tho
bis pavilion every day a lunch will
bo served, and tho rest of tho tliut
will bo spent mostly In bathing, wad
ing and playing around in the sand.
Electricity Prevents Collision.
The lialtle is equipped with Pi
electrical device for preventing col
lisions with other vessels. The mo
ment another ship enters the "mag
netic Held" of the ltallic the needlo
of tho indicating; instrument points
in tho direction of the ves.el ap
proaching of being overtaken, and the)
steersman knows nt once what courso
to take. Even the rhythmic bents of
an unseen steamer's screws are reg
istered by means of this delicate ap
paratus. Another safeguard Is nn
eb'ctricnl contrivance to show if tho
ship's llghla are burning pnqviiy.
Emigrants from southern Italy aro,
many or them, disfigured by what If
known as "black teeth." The teeth
of thoso persons aro affected durinir
the period of growth by some gaseous
constituent of drinking water, proba
bly from Impregnation with volcanic
vapors. ' The oiToet gives u sinister
look -to nn otherwise handsome face,
but fortunately does not, it seems.
affect the strength or durability of
Rheumatism In Utah.
Frisco, Utah, May 2nd. There Is a
great deal of Rheumatism In this and
neighboring states, and this puiulul
disease lias crippled many a strong
man and woman among au otherwise
Recently, however, thoro has been
Introduced Into Utah a remedy for
Rheumatism which bids fair to stamp
out this awfully painful complaint.
The name of this new remedy Im
Dodd's Kidney Pills, and It has al
ready wrought some wonderful cures.
Right here In Frisco there is a caso
of a Mr. Grace who had Rheumatism
so had in his feet that ho could hardly
walk. He tried many remedies In
vain, but Dodd's Kidney Pills cured
His wife rayr, : "Wo both had Kid
ney Trouble, nnd my husband had tho
Rheumatism so bad that ho could
hardly walk. Wo used Dodd's Kid
ney pills with much benefit. Wo havo
tried many remedies, but none havo
done us so much good as Dodd's Kid
Similar reports come from nil over
the state, and It would seem as if
Rheumatism had nt last been con
quered. He Was Still Mad.
One day, during a lecture, a Har
vard professor, with n peppery dispo
sition, grow furious because of soino
interruption, nnd slumming down his
book with ntt exclamation of rage,
rushed from the room. The hoys
were very much distressed by his
action, hut did not know what to do.
In a few minutes, however, the pro
fessor apparently came to the con
clusion that he had done a foolish
thing, for he returned and resumed
his lecture without a vyord. Anxious
to show their good will and to atono
If possible for iheir rudeness, the boya
took advantage of a good point in tha
lecture to applaud tuinultuously. "No,
r.o, no!" exclaimed tho professor,
holding up his hand with a gesture of
protest, "I want you to understand
that I'm ns mad as h 1 yci."
Representative Clnronco D Van
Duzer says that n miner once told him
of tho red man's greed for whisky.
"I wns riding over tho plains once,"
he said, "with a pint bottle sticking
out of my breast mcket, when an
Indian met mo, nnd, seeing the whis
ky, wanted to buy it And do you
know what that Indlnn offered me?
Well, sir, he offered mo bin buckskin
breeches, his shirt, his saddle, his
blanket nnd his pony nil for a pint,
of whisky What do you t'v.tik of
lhat?" "And you did sell," asked Van
Duzer" "No," said the miner, "1 didn't
it was my last pint.
SOAKED IN COFFEE.
Until Too Stiff to Bend Over.
"When 1 drank coffee I often had
sick headaches, nervousness and bil
iousness much of iho time but about
2 yenrs n go I went to visit, a friend
nnd got in iho habit of drinking Pos
tum. "1 have never touched coffee nlnco
and tho result has been that I have
been entirely cured of all my stomach
and nervous trouble.
"My niothir was Just the samo way,
we all drink Postuni now nnd hnvo
never hud any other coffee In the
house for two jears and we are all
"A neighbor cf mine a great coffeo
drinker, wns troubled with pains In
her side for yenrs nnd wan nn Invalid.
She was not able to do hi r work qt,,i
could not even mend clothes or do
any t ti I.iK nt nil where she would havo
to bend foward. If she tried to do
a little hard work she would get r.uch
pains thnt she would havo to Ho down
for the rest of tin day.
"I persuaded her nt last to stop
drinking coffee and try Postuni Food
Coffee nnd she did ro and sho hns
used Postum ever since; tho result
hns been that sho can now do her
work, ran sit for a wholo day and
mend and rnn Few on tho mnchlno and
she never feds tho least bit of pull, n
he r side, In flirt she has got well and
It shows coffee was tho cause of tho
"I could also tell you about Severn t
other neighbors who havo been cured
by quitting coffeo and u.ilnir Postum
iln Its place." Name gives by Postum
!Co.. I'.attle Creek, Mich.
Look in each pkc. for the famous
lit;Iu book, "Ti.e Road to Wullvlllo."
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