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MAYSVILLE, KYM MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1904.
, NUMBER 304
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The Chief Signal Officer Gives
an Interesting Account of
the Work in Alaska.
AMERICAN TELEGRAPH SYSTEM,
There Are 2,079 Miles of Cable, 1,430
of Land and 107 Miles of
Annual Business of the Seattle-SItka
Cable Estimated at $25,000 Six-
teen Islands of the Philippines
Are Now Connected.
Washington, Nov. 14. Gen. A. W.
Greely, chief, signal officer of the Unit
ed States army, in his annual report
gives an Interesting account of the
work performed by his corps in estab
lishing an all-American telegraphic
$ system in Alaska, saying the under
taking is unique In the annals of tele
graphic engineering. The cables used
in the Alaskan system would reach
from New Foundland to Ireland and
the land lines from Washington to
Texas, there being 2,079 miles of ca
ble, and 1,439 miles of land lines and
107 miles of wireless lines. Gen.
Greely says the United States has
brought Southeastern Alaska, the Yu
kon valley and the Behrlng straits re
gion Into telegraphic communication
with the rest of the civilized world.
Gen. Greely says that after thor
ough consideration he decided to in
stall material of American manufac
ture to be operated by American sol
diers and to be laid by American
ships except some cable Instruments
nnd machines. A selected force of
men has been so trained that to-day
the signal corps of the army is com
petent to operate in war emergency a
submarine cable of any length.
"Repairs in Alaska are maintained,"
the report says, "by parties stationed
at log cabins about 40 miles apart, ono
signal corps repair man with two as
sistants from the line of the army and
a dog team being at each cabin. The
men meet the terrible condition of
hardship and privation uncomplaining
ly and with a fortitude of the Ameri
The report says the Nome wireless
station has dally and uninterruptedly
transmitted the entire telegraphic
business of the seaward peninsula, 5,
000 words being exchanged In one aft
ernoon between Safety Harbor and St.
Michael. The signal corps of the
army, ho says, Is now regularly oper
ating the longest wireless section of
any commercial telegraph system in
the world. The annual business of
the Seattle-Sitka cable Is estimated at
$25,000 and during the year there has
been spent $56,935 for Alaskan tele
grants handled by the signal corps.
Speaking of the Philippines, ho says
the 1G most important islands of the
archipelago are now connected by ca
ble, which lines, he adds, aro recog
nized as indlspenslble both by the mil
itary and civil authorities.
During the year-there has been col
lected and deposited In the insular
treasury of the Philippines telegraph
line receipts to the amount of $58,075,
there having been sont, including gov
ernment" business, all told more than
two million messages, the net expense
being $325,901. The report says it is
a mntter of the utmost impqrtance
that signalling apparatus of suitable
character be installed at the more Im
portant military defenses along the
Atlantic and Pacific coast to permit of
Intercommunication between the army
and tho navy.
It Is strongly urged in the report
that steps be taken by the United
States to adhere to the International
Telegraph union and that internation
al regulations to govern wireless tele
graphy in time of war bo adopted.
JAPAN'S GREAT LOSS.
Report That Gen. Kurokl Was Killed
in Battle Confirmed.
Moscow, Nov. 14. Nemirovich Dan
chenke, a Russian war correspondent,
telegraphing from Mukden under Sun
day's date, says tho reports of tho
deathof Gen. Kurokl are confirmed.
According to his version a splinter of
a shell struck Gen. Kurokl, tearing out
a portion of his breast and abdomen.
Ho died on October 4 at Llao Yang
and his body was,, sent to Japan. A
rumor tfs porslstently circulated that
a kinsman of tho mikado, Siaosandi,
literally "Little Third Prince," has
been appointed1, to succeed Gen. Kuro
kl, but the actual command of tho
army has been entrusted to Gen. Nod
zu, who is rcflewlng operations.
Nine Killed In a Wreck.
Salt Lake City, Nov. 14. Nino per
sons were killed and 10 or 11 injured,
two seriously, in a head-on collision
between a Union Pacific west-bound
passenger train and an east-bound o'x-to-a
freight. train west of Azusa, Wyo-
A FIERCE HURRICANE.
New York City Entirely Cut Off From
the South and West.
New York, Nov. 14. New York was
entirely cut off from the south and
west Sunday night by a fierce hurri
cane accompanied by rain and snow
which Is sweeping the Atlantic coast.
Starting from Florida Sunday night
the storm of wind and rain has come
up the coast at almost cyclonic speed.
Early Sunday morning it was central
off' Cape Hatteras, although Its ever
gathering force was felt far to the
Rain began falling In New York at
5 a. m. and early in tho morning
changed to a wet snow. The "wind,
which had been blowing moderately,
veered to the southeast and shortly
assumed hurricane proportions. At 6
o'clock Sunday night the local weather
bureau noted a velocity of 42 miles
an hour which Increased to 48 mues
at 8:30 o'clock. That speed kept up
for several hours. At 10 o'clock the
storm center was at Block Island,
where the barometer showed a pres
sure of 26.62 inches, with -the wind
blowing 76 miles an hour. At Nan
tucket the barometer was a trifle high
er and the wind 60 miles.
Wire service out of New York was
tied up more effectually Sunday night
than at any other time since the bliz
zard of '88. The Western Union and
Postal Telegraph Cos. have no direct
communication with cities further
south than Baltimore and all western
points aro cut off.
The Postal hns been cabling some
of its most urgent messages to Canso,
N. S., from which point they are wired
to Montreal and thence forwarded to
Chicago over Canadian Pacific wires.
THE JACKSON BROTHERS.
Hunger and Cold Compelled Them to
Surrender to the Authorities.
Charleston, W. Va., Nov. 14. E?d
and George Jackson, the two brothers
of Montgomery on whose heads a
price had been set by the state and
county authorities, surrendered them
selves Sunday morning, and are now
In the county Jail at Charleston. The
men had been secreted in an aban
doned coal mine just outside Mont
gomery, and were driven to surrender
by hunger and cold. Word was sent
to Montgomery by a mountaineer and
on the arrival of Squire Davis and a
constable the men gave themselves
up without a struggle. Siijce the
shooting of Sheriff Daniel Thursday
and their disappearance,' the men
spent their time in the coal mine se
creted from their pursuers and the
bloodhounds which were put on their
track. During this time they were
without food ad drink. The officials,
took the men around the town and by
a round-about" way brought the pris
oners to Charleston to avoid a riot or
lynching which would surely have oc
curred had the citizens of Montgom
ery discovered that the Jackson broth
ers had been apprehended. There are
now. six prisoners Implicated in tho
Montgomery shootings in the Charles
ton jail. It is not considered safe to
hold a hearing at the present time.
'HEAVY, WET SNOW. m
For Hours Washington Was Cut Off
From Outside Communication.
Washington, Npv. 14. As the result
of a snow storm which set. in here
shortly before 11 o'clock Sunday morn
ing, Washington Sunday night for sev
eral hours was completely cut off from
telegraphic and telephonic communi
cation with the outside world. Later
a wire was obtained west, but none
north, south or east. Both tho West
ern Union and the Postal Telegraph
Cos. report severe damage to their
wires and their inability to get any
messages through, Inquiry at the rail
way stations developed the fact that
trains were departing on schedule
time, but that incoming trains .were
three or more hours late.
The snowfall of Sunday was the
first of tho season, several inches cov
ering the ground. It started with a
drizzling rain which later turned Into
a heavy, wot snow. Tho 'local tele
phone service was seriously hampered
in Its service.
Two Duck Hunters Drowned.
O'Neill, Neb., Nov. 14. William Bal
four and Iver Johnson, both of Omaha,
wero drowned In Goose Lake while
hunting ducks. The men wero In a
boat which was too heavily loaded
and when it dipped slightly tho men
wero thrown Into tho water.
Philadelphia, Nov. 14. Bedridden
and blind and actually shriveled by
tho years that have passed over her
head, Mrs. Mary McDonald filled and
lighted her little black pipe Saturday
and contentedly smoked on this, her
Newnort. Kv.. Nov. 14. The funeral
of James Knobloch, former superin
tendent or puonc wonts, wno uieq at
Piedmont, W. Va., Friday, was held
There is a Lack of Officers and
the Naval Gun Factory
ADM, MASON'S ANNUAL REPORT,
For Armament of All Vessels Jluild
ing: 488 Three Inch Fifty Cal
iber Guns Ave Required.
Smokeless Powder Received Consid
erable Attention By the Bureau In
the Last Year Output of Fac
tories Are Inadequate.
Washington, Nov. 14. Lack of offi
cers for ordnance duty and the over
taxing of the naval gun factory at
Washington continue to bo tho two
most serious problems facing the bu
reau of ordnance, according to the
annual report of Rr. Adm. Newton E.
Mason, chief of ordnance, just approv
ed by Secretary Morton. The report
says a plan for reorganization of the
work of tho bureau will be submitted
later with a view to Increasing the
supply of ordnance experts. Of the
rush of work at the naval gun factory
Adm. Mason says:
"Tho naval gun factory has been
running night and day at full capacity
and although good progress has been
made, the congested condition of all
work there gives assurance that its
capacity is being overtaxed and must,
unless this capacity is materially in
creased, eventually result In failure to
supply the ordnance outfits of ships in
time to meet the demands of the con
tractors." Of the 52 12-inch guns required, the
20 for the Virginia class have been
completed, six of the 45 caliber guns
are being machined and the forgings
for 22 of the remaining have been or
dered and are being delivered. Nine
10-lnch guns are under construction.
Of the 128 8-inch guns required, 21
40-caliber guns for the Pennsylvania
class of armored cruisers are nearly
completed. The naval gun factory
will make 16 of the 88 7-lnch guns re
quired, the others having been con
tracted for by private companies. Of
the(250 6-Inch 50-caliber guns requir
ed, 'those for the Pennsylvania class
of armored cruisers have been com
pleted and 144 guns required for the
battleships of the Virginia class and
the armored cruisers of the Tennessee
and St. Louis classes are being manu
factured. For the armament of all vessels
building, 488 3-inch 50-caliber guns are
required. One hundred and twenty
five of these have been provided for
and further orders have been suspend
ed pending tho development of an effi
cient semi-automatic gun of this cali
ber. A vast amount of work has also
been done by the gun factory in alter
ations and repairs to ordnance mate
rial. Estimates for tho improvement
of tho gun factory and increase of the
plant are renewed.
Smokeless powder has received con
siderable attention by tho bureau in
the last year. The report says the
normal output of private powder fac
tories and of tho government factories
at Indian Head and Newport is not
greater than is required to meet tho
demands of tho service target prac
tice and fill the outfits of the newly
STORM IN PHILADELPHIA.
It Seriously Interfered With Telegraph
and Telephone Communication.
Philadelphia, Nov. 14. The south
ern storm which began here about 5
a. m. Sunday seriously Interfered with
telegraph and telephone communica
tion in this vicinity. The telegraph
companiea report that wlre3 aro down
In nearly all directions, excepting in
New York and Baltimore, communica
tion with tho interior of tho state is
entirely cut off.
Beyond tho interruption of tele
graph and telephone service tho storm
did little damago hero. Rain, sleet
and snow fell all day, with a maxi
mum wind velocity of 41 miles. Late
Sunday night the storm continued, al
though tho wind had fallen to 36 miles
an hour. The total precipitation up to
8 p. m. when the last observation was
mado by tho United States weather
bureau hero, was 1.83. The weather"
bureau figures show that if tho snow
had not Immediately molted it would
bavo reached a depth of eight inches.
Conductor Seriously Injured.
Covington,, Ky Nov. 14. Charles J.
Nails, passenger conductor on the C.
& O. railroad, had a narrow escape
from being killed at South Ripley, Ky,
As the train neared tho station ho was
standing on tho stops of a coach, when
suddenly tho steps wero torn nway
from under his feet by a projecting
rail and ho was hurled 40 feet and
rwo Sisters Take Their Lives By In
haling Illuminating Gas.
New York, Nov. 14. Locked in each
other's arms on the bare floor of a dis
mantled flat in East 5lBt street from
which they had been dispossessed on
Friday, two sisters, Louise and Va
lerie Atel, 44 and 38 years old respec
tively, were found dead Sunday. In
the mouth of each was a rubber tube
which connected with the chandelier.
In the hand of the younger woman
was an open letter, written In German,
which stated that the sisters had de
cided to die together after talking
over the matter for a week and re
questing that they, be buried in one
grave. "For this consideration," the
letter continued, "we give our bodies
for the benefit of medical science."
Tho two women failed to pay tho
rent for the fiat they occupied and on
Friday wero dispossessed. At the
same time their furniture, which they
had bought from an installment com
pany, had been taken from them and
they had been given permission by the
Janitor to remain in the fiat over Sun
day. ADOLPH WEBBER ARRESTED.
Charged With the Murder of His Par
ents, Sister and Brother.
Auburn, Cal., Nov. 14. Adolph Web
ber has been placed under arrest on
the charge of murdering his parents,
sister and young brother last Thurs
day night, and with having set the
family residence on fire afterwards to
conceal the crime. Webber took his
arrest coolly. The arrest took place
Immediately after he left the witness
stand and after he had reluctantly an
swered the questions propounded to
him by Coroner Shepard, the district
attorney and several of the jurymen.
Will Retire Fromvth'e Turf.
Lexington, Ky., Nov. 14. W. L.
Muir, has consigned his racing stable,
consisting of Ethel Day, Herllda,
Watch Guard, Still Whispering, Shin
ing Star, Roscoe and WInton to a
thoroughbred sale here next week, and
will retire from the turf.
Cold Wave Struck Owingsville.
Owlngsvllle, Ky., Nov. 14. A cold
wave struck this section Sunday aft
ernoon and a blizzard of snow, accom
panied by high wind, raged for some
time. Much of the snow melted al
most as soon as it fell. This is the
first snow of the season.
Keene's String Shipped.
Lexington, Ky., Nov. 14. The
youngsters that are to carry the Keene
colors at the New Orleans races in
the ealy spring have left here for the
Crescent City. The bunch consisted
of ten yearlings and thiee two-year-olds.
William Ryan Is Dentf.
Louisville, Ky., -Nov. 14. William
Ryan, aged 76, known to all Kentucky
masons as "Daddy''' and a past grand
master of the Kentucky grand lodge,
died Sunday night of pneumonia. He
was a 32d degree Scottish Rite Ma
son. Snow in Lexington.
Lexington, Ky., Nov. 14. Tho first
snow of the season fell over this city
Sunday. The fall was not heavy, but
sufficient to cover the ground. Dur
ing the storm the wind blew with tho
fury of a hurricane.
Louisville, Ky., Nov. 14. The official
vote of the Fifth district is: For
president: Parker, 22,592; Roosevelt.
21,206. For congress: Sherley, dem.,
23,727; Owens, rep., 22,074.
' 'THE MARKETS.
Flour and Grain.
Cincinnati, Nov. 12. Flour Winter
patent, $5.60(0)5.85; fancy, $5.255.15;
family, $4.45()4.70; extra, $3.954.20;
low grade, $3.36(0)3.60; spring patent,
$6.356.60; fancy, $5.355.60; family,
$4.955.10; Northwestern rye, $4.35
4.50. Wheat No. 2 red quotable at
$1.18(0)1.20 on track. Sales: Rejected
red, track, 77c Corn Sales: Yel
low ear (new), to arrive, 46c. Oats
No. 2 mixed quotable at 31'32c on
track. Sales: No. 2 mixed, track,
31'c; No. 3 mixed, track, 31c.
Chicago, Nov. 12. Wheat No. 2 red,
?1.17Q1.1S; No. 3 do, $1.12(0)1.18; No.
2 hard, $1,111.15; No. 3 do, $1.03
1.10; No. 1 Northern, $1.17(0)1.19; No.
2 do, $1.08(0)1,15; No. 3 spring, $1
1.12. Corn No. 2, n6(057c; No. 3,
54c. Oats No. 2, 29,0; No. 3, 29c.
Cincinnati, Nov. 12. Cattle Heavy
steers, choico, $5(Q)5.25; no extra on
sale; butcher steers, extra, $4.85(0)5;
good to choice, $3.85(0)4.75; heifers,
$4.104.25; good to choice, $3.35(0)4;
cows, extra, $3.50; good to choico,
$2,750)3.25. Calves Fair to good
light, $6.25(0)7,25; extra, $7.50. Hogs
Good to choico packers and butch
ers, $5.15(0)5.25; mixed packers, $5
5.15; light shippers, $4,805; pigs, ?1
4.75. Sheep Extra, $4;
A Schooner Went Ashore in a Se
vere Northeast Gale jm the
Island of Nanshen.
THOUGHT ALL HANDS WERE LOST.
The Vessel is in a Particularly Ex
posed Condition and the Chance of
Saving Her is Slig-ht.
The Seas Were So High That Noth
ing But a Surfboat Could Possi
bly Escape Almost Instant
Woods Hole, Mass., Nov. 14. The
two-masted schooner Earcillarius,
Capt. Nason, of Rockland, Me., went
ashore In the severe northwest gale
shortly before dark Sunday night
about three-quarters of a mile west
of Tarpaulin Cove on the Island of
At sunset the seas were breaking
over the craft masthead high. No
trace of the crew has been found and
fears are entertained for their safety.
The vessel Is In a particularly expos
ed condition and the chances of her
being saved are slight.
Keeper Carson, of the Tarpaulin
Cove Lighthouse, and a man named
Robinson saw the schooner when sho
Btruck. It was just before dark and
a terrific galo was blowing. Tho
schooner was coming through Vine
yard sound from the eastward and
was proceeding under her foresail, the
gale being too fierce to permit" more
canvass being carried. The schooner
tacked and tried to work Into the
cove for anchorage, but the wind bore
her off, and as she was swung away
she struck with a crash upon a ledge
of rock no more than 100 yards from
the lighthouse. Carson and Robinson
were unable to render any assistance
to the men on board of the schooner.
The crew numbered four men and all
were plainly seen when the vessel
struck, but darkness set In almost Im
mediately and nothing more was seen
of the men or the vessel.
Keeper Carson had no boat that
could be launched, and besides, the
seas were so high that nothing byt a
surfboat could possibly escape almost
instant destruction. No lights wore
shown from the schooner after she
struck and no answer was given to
the frequent haillngs of Caison and
Robinson. According to Keeper Car
son it would mean certain death for
the Ill-fated men on board the vessel
to attempt to reach the shore in a
At 9 o'clock Sunday night it was
feared that all on board had perished.
The seas were breaking over the craft
and U was not believed that she would
hold together until daylight. Sho
struck In a particularly exposed posi
tion and no vessel could be expected
to stand the terrible pounding on tho
jagged rocks to which she was sub
jected. Another Rocklnnd schooner, the
Nautilus, flying before the .gale, an
chored, in a perilous position near the
now Dog Bar breakwater, Gloucester
harbor, and will be a wreck, it is be
lieved, before morning. Her crew was
saved through the efforts of the life
saving crews from the Dolllvers light
station. The schooner Bessie Parker,
anchored at Vineyard Haven, parted
her anchor chains and drifted ashoro,
but she can be floated, it is thought,
when the storm bus subsided.
TWO STORMS MEET.
One From Florida and the Other From
the Great Lakes.
Baltimore, Nov. 14. It is apparent
from tho meager and fragmentary re
ports obtainable by the local weather
bureau that the two storms one from
Florida, tho other from the great lakes
and Canada met a few miles south of
Washington at about 3 o'clock Sun
day afternoon. Rain, wind, snow and
sleet continued until a late hour Sun
day night, causing an almost complete
prostration of the telegraph and tele
phono wires south of Baltimore. Tho
Western Union Co. officials managed
to pick out a few wires to Philadel
phia nnd New York, but to tho north
ward and southward there has been
no communication since 4 o'clock Sun
Traffic Blocked By Snow.
York, Pa., Nov. 14. Telephone and
telegraphic wlre3 are down, trolley
cars aro stalled, railway trains aro
greatly delayed and there is a general
suspension of traffic In this city and
throughout York county as tho result
of tho heavy snow.
The Vote of Carter County.
Grayson, Ky., Nov. 14. The official
voto of Carter county gives: Roose
velt, 2,416; Parker, 1,439. For con
gress: Bennett, rep., 2,389; Kohoo.
dom 1,469. r