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JAP ARMY ADVANCES
LONG EXPECTED MOVEMENT HAS
Columns Pushing Forward Under
Cover of Cavalry and Chinese Ban
dits—Russian Forces Retired —
Field Marshal Oyama Now Has
Qadgeyadana, Manchuria, May 9. —
Since April -\* the Japanese have been
advancing slowly and Intermittently,
pushing forward their columns sue-!
cessively from right to left under
cover of a sere", ol cavalry and Chi-
I bandits, The advance lias re
sulted in straightening the allgnmeni
Of Hi" opposing armies. Russian de
tachments which were far advanced
cri the Ranks being forced to retire.
EDrdagou, to the eastward, was oc
cupied May 6, but under pressure by
the Russians the Japanese latei
evacuated the place. On the left the
Russian cavalry retired behind the
Ltao river, the Japanese occupying
Palaoutin and Baliya.
The village of Shapedizi. on the
north of ChantufU, has been occupied
and burned by the Japanese.
There was a sharp brush with Chi
nese bandits on the extreme Russian
It is reported the armies in the cen
ter have been reinforced. The force
at Field Marshal Oyama's disposal, ac
cording to information recently re
ceived, is 348 battalions, or 390.000
men. The Japanese are said to have
armed 26,000 or i'.d.oiid Chinese ban
dits with captured rifles.
.VICTIM IS BESSIE BOUGHTON.
Cutler Mountain Murder Mystery Is
Colorado Springs. Col,, May 9.—
Mrs. Meda Kempter, wife of Richard
Kempter of Syracuse, N. V.. has iden
tified the remains of the Cutler mount
ain victim as those of her daughter,
Mrs. Bessie Roughton, and has left
with the remains for New York. The
identification was made complete by
the dental work upon the teeth and
by a scar upon the right ride of the
left forefinger, as well as by the hair.
The mother charged that Milton
Franklin Andrews attempted to mur
der the girl by poison while on the
Pacific coast, and this convince* the
police that if they can capture An
drews they will be able to establish
a murder charge against him.
The body of Bessie Roughton was
found on Cutler mountain, south of
this city, on the afternoon of Decem
ber 17. 1904, by Dr. Chamberlain and
a party of friends. Death was caused
by a liS caliber bullet being fired into
the head. Ever) article of clothing
was removed by the murderer and the
body plac><l across the stump of a
tree, face downward. In Hie effort to
preveni recognition of the body, the
murderer poured gasoline up m the
body ami built a lire under the face.
Hut the exhaustive dental work upon
the teeth was noi destroyed, and it
was this work which has led to the
identification of the victim.
NAN PATTERSON INNOCENT.
That Is the Impression of Miss Eva
New York. —Miss Eva Booth, head
of the Salvation army in the United
States, called at the Tombs and had
a long conference With Nan Patterson.
After the Interview had ended Miss
"I do not believe that the girl is a
murderess. She is built from much
better material than is usually lound
in persons who commit such crimes,
I firmly believe her innocent of the
murder of Young."
Dr. OHanlon, the coroner's physi
cian, who testified in favor of the pros
"Now that the trial is over, I feel
free to say that all along I believed
that the revolver which fired the bul
let was In the hands of Young."
Engineer Burned to Death.
Houston. Tex., May 9. —A Galves
ton, Houston & Northern passenger
train coming from Galveston, left the
track at a curve near Harrisburg
shortly before midnight, the engine
turning upside down and taking all
the coaches off. Engineer Frank Cox
was burned to death under his engine;
Fireman Danneon is missing. The
coaches were wrecked and caught fire.
the train being nearly destroyed.
Spreading rails caused the wreck.
Kuropatkin to Leave China.
St. Petersburg.—The rumors of the
approaching return of General Kuro
patkin from the front now seem to
be definitely confirmed, and it is said
that General Zaroubaieff. commander
of the Fourth East Siberian corps,
will succeed him. Failing health is
assigned as the cause of Kuropatkin's
coming back to St. Petersburg.
The Linnet Club of Indies hud been
listening to a lecture la which econo
mies and sociology were subtly bleud
ed. "It was very :ible," young Mrs.
Tennoy said, Judicially, "but I don't
entirely agree with Mr. Hope in what
he said about women's slipshod busi
ness ways. I think the average wom
an is as good a financier as the aver
"So do I!" said Mrs. Pell, emphatic*
ally. "1 don't spend half the money
Mr. I*l-11 does for shines and newspa
pers and things."
•■she is every bit aa discriminating
in savings and expenditures as he is,"
continued Mrs. Tenney, returning to
"Besides, she doesn't smoke,* 1 sup
plemented Mrs. Pell, dropping back to
"Do you know," Mrs. Btedman be
gan, thoughtfully, "I don't believe n,e
ever saved a penny in my life.'
"Not on anything? Not even bat*
gains?" demanded Mrs. Pell, excited
"No," said Mrs. Stedrnan, shame*
facedly, "I'm out and out extrava
"Why don't you start a bank ac
count? It might help you," said Mrs.
"Yes, why don't you?" Mrs. Pell
said. "I've had one for years—long
before 1 was married."
"Of course you have one?" Mrs. Sted
mnii asked Mrs. Tenney.
"Oh, yes; it is so much less bother
to pay with checks. So much more
businesslike, too, you know," Mrs. Ten
"I've always thought it might bo
hard to keep straight in one's ac
counts," said Mrs. Stedman, timidly;
"it seemed simple to ask for money,
or have things charged. lint I'm go-
Ing to have an account. What Is your
bank, Mrs. Tenney?"
lira. Tenney reflected briefly. "I
use the same one that my husband
does," she atmvered, discreetly.
"Has it a name —or anything?" Mrs.
Stedman asked. "I'd like to have my
money wher« somebody I know has
"Oh, try my bank!" urged Mrs. Pell.
"I've been there for years, as I said.
When I was married Mr. Pell spoke
of his bank, but I said, 'No; where
father kept his money is good enougn
for me,' and I've been going there
ever since. It i» a perfectly splendid
i ba.uk, with a special room for worn*
"What's the name of iff Mrs. Stefl
man asked, hopefully.
"The name?" repented Mrs. Pell.
"Oh, that doesn't matter at all. I'll
tell you where it in, nnd when you go
t&ere they'll give you a book of blank
checks and do all that sort of thing
for you. It's right between that hat
shop and I>ressler's— there couldn't be
a better place for a bank, right in the
heart of everything."
"I'm sure it must be n pood bank."
Raid Mrs. Stedman, warmly. "I sim
ply ndore Dressier*! cafe mousse.
Thank you very irnnch, Mrs. Pell."
Life's Burp<erfluous Tilings.
An English writer has been devoting
his attention to the elimination of un
necessary things, an! has succeeded in
presenting a tentative list of article*
which mankind does not need. Like
many other propagandists of a u^»
cult he gut's to extremes in certain
Instances, but, on the whole, makes out
a pretty good case, lie holds, to be
gin with, that the resident of a city
does not require a watch. He goes
so far as to say that on umbrella Is
not Indispensable, and cited L«or(i Bca-
COOSfleld, who never carried an Om>
breUa, as au iiu*trioiis example, "When
it rained he took refuge under the um
brella of the prettiest woniau he could
The silk hat Is tabooed by this icon
oclast la his Inventory of superfluous
tliluga we find the flap that covers the
keyhole of the front door, which often
sadly Interferes with the entrance of
the belated, and perhaps bibulous,
householder. *'It is redeemed from
absolute futility by its power of occa
sional annoyance." He Inquires as to
the use of the tassel on the new um
brella. "Nobody in his senses wants «
tassel on an umbrella."
Why are there two buttons, or evsn
one, on the sleeve of a coat? The
writer took a census of his buttons and
found that sixty of them were unnec
essary. He is particularly anxious as
to the two buttons behind on a frock
coat. Taking a survey of the whol«
human family, he Hilda that there ace
800,000,000 buttons worn, all of them
useless. No one has discovered the
necessity for fourteen or sixteen pock
ets concealed In men's clothes. This la
the limit of superfluity.—Philadelphia
Some of the Insurance companies or
Paris refuse to Insure peoplft who dy«
The average man will take his tnexJl
cine bravely, unless there bsipvetxs to
be a woman present ta look itywjja.-
Uuticall/ oft kirn.
500 PEOPLE KILLED
Okhihoma City, o. T., May 12.—
Telephone reports from Hobart, Okla.,
indicate that the entire town of Sny
der, okla., was destroyed by a tornado.
The number of dead and injured is
placed at 500 The storm broke over
the town at 11 o'clock at niKlit, com
pletely demolishing? it, as near as can
be learned. The first news of the dis
aster was received at Hobart. Okla.,
hy telephone, tfivinp a bald Statement
of the tornado haviiiK struck the town.
The wires, both telegraph and tele
phone, then went down and DO further
news has been obtained directly from
Bnyder is a town of about 1200 pec
pie, located 40 miles west of Lawton in
C unanche county.
Reports from Chiokasha, I. T., re
cites details of special trains loaded
with pysioians, nurses and assistants
whiobare leaving over the Frisco road
for Snyder, Okla. J. M. Logan, sta
tion agent at Snyder, was killed.
FATAL TRAIN WRECK
Harrisburg, Ph., May 12.— An ex
press train on the Pennsylvania rail
road ran into a freight train in which
there were two cars loaded with dyna
mite at 1:10 o'clock in the morning in
South Harrisburg, near the plant of
the Paxtang Light, Heat & Power com
Three terrific explosions that broke
windows all over the city followed,
and the two trains were completely
wrecked and took lire. It is estimated
that 50 persous were killed and 100 in
-1 jnred, though these figures may be too
It is impossible to ascertain the ex
act number of fatalities,because in the
wreckage many of the passengers and
members of the train crews are still
pinned and many small explosions are
Some of the cars landed down an em
bankmeut and some rolled into the
busquehanna river, which parallels the
railroad in that locality.
Wholesale Produce Prices.
Potatoes, $1 cwt; onions, $3.25 cwt;
cabbage, $firstname.lastname@example.org cwt; onions, 25c doz;
spinach, 75c box; asparagus, 12%c@
15c lb; rhubarb, 5c lb; oranges, $3
case; Winesap apples, $1.50 box; New
ton Pippins, $1.40 box; best apples,
$1.50 box; cabbage, $1.75; Davis, 50®
75c box; radishes, 40c doz bunches.
Wholesale Feed Prices.
Bran, $19 ton; bran and shorts, $21
ton; oats, $1.45 cwt; wheat, $1.40 cwt;
chopped corn, $1.35 cwt; whole corn,
$1.25 cwt; timothy hay, $14 ton; alfal
fa hay, $12 ton; oil meal, $2 cwt; grain
hay, $18 ton.
Prices Paid to Producers.
Vegetables and Fruits—Root vege
tables, 75c cwt; potatoes, 75(?l80c cwt;
common apples, 50@75c box; second
grade, 75c@fl box; best apples, $1.50
hox; cabbage, $1.75 cwt.
Poultry and Eggs—Chickens, hens,
12% C!h live weight; roosters, *@10e
!b; geese, 12c Ib live weight; turkeys,
LBc lb live weight. 20c dressed; ducks,
live. i:ic, dressed, 15c; eggs, $5.50®
Live Stock—Steers, $3.75@4 cwt;
Bheep, $email@example.com cwt; hogs, $firstname.lastname@example.org
cwt; veal, $o<ri 9 cwt.
Hay—Timothy. $12@13 ton; alfalfa,
$11 ton; oats, $-email@example.com cwt.
Creamery Products, f. o. b. Spokane
—First grade creamery butter fat, per
Dr. Ernest Crutcher and associates
have been granted a franchise to con
struct and operate electric railroads
upon the highways of Teton county.
Despondent over imaginary trou
bles, John Wyatt, aged 69, a pioneer
of Montana, committed suicide at Liv
ingston by drowning. His body was
found on a sandbar in the Yellowstone
river about a mile below the city.
Augustine Slaughter, one of Ana
conda's earliest pioneers, died recent
ly after a prolonged illness. He came
to Montana in 1871, and has been a
resident of Anaconda for the past 20
years. He was a veteran of the con
The body of Fred Croslen, who has
been missing, was found buried under
a coal bank on Frozen Pog creek,
near Miles City. A cavein had occur
red and buried him alive. Croslen
was 21 years of age and had been in
the employ of Maurice Howard, a
sheepman of Custer county. William
Dixon accidentally discovered the re
The jury in the Malcolm murder
oase at Glasgow returned a verdict
of murder in the second degree. Mal
colm was accused of killing a rancher
at whose house he was staying for
the night. There were no witnesses
present, but the circumstantial evi
dence was strong and Malcolm admit
ted the killing after being in jail for
American paper used Id England by
Cornell Saturday defeated Princeton
in a dual track meet, by a score of 74
Kansas City.—At Elm Ridge Sat
urday Tod Sloan signalized his ap
pearance in the saddle by piloting
Dunning to victory in the first race.
Philadelphia.—Princeton won the In-
tercollegiate trap shoot tournoy with
a acore of 220. Harvard, Yale and
Pennsylvania finished in the order
There is a possibility of a Yakima
valley baseball league being organiz
j ed, composed of teams from Prosser,
Pasco, North Yakima and Ellensburg,
With John L. Sullivan holding the
watch, "Honey Billy" Mellody and
Martin Duffy will tight at the Spo
kane Athletic club Friday night, May
! 12, in what promises to be one of the
fastest fistic bouts ever witnessed in
Spokane. Seats, $2 to $4.
STANDING OF THE TEAMS.
I Boise .- 500
Salt Lake - 375
San Francisco _, .541
New York 765
St. Louis 278
Cleveland f .643
Detroit _ 444
St. Louis ..*. .444
Boston .- .389
New York 467
Britt Beat White.
San Francisco.—James E. Britt, an
American, defeated Jabez White, an
Englishman, and is now the light
weight champion of the world.
With 20 seconds to go, Britt hook
ed the Englishman with a left to the
jaw, and the foreigner went to the
mat, where he lay flat on his back
for eight seconds. He staggered to
his feet, but was powerless to defend
himself, and Britt swung right and
!"it on his jaw. The referee, to save
the plucky Englishman from needless
punishment, stopped the contest, al
though White was still on his feet,
leaning up against the ropes in a
helpless condition. White w; ls carried
to his corner and in a few minutes re
vived sufficiently to make a little
Bpeech, in which he said:
"I foughi the best I know how. I
received fair play, but Britt is evi
dently the better man."
I:ritl's victory was, of course, loud
ly acclaimed by the people of his
home town, but White, though ;t de
feated man was cheered just as vocif
erously for the magnificent flghl he
made. All through the battle white
showed that he was entitled to com
pete for championship honors. He
is a clever boxer, an experienced ring
general, and lias a cool head that car
ried him out of difficulty many times.
He seemed to lack, however, one re
quisite for a champion—a knockout
blow. He landed on liritt's jaw many
a time with both right and left, but
apparently did not hurt the little San
In the 12th round it looked as if
White had a chance. He landed a
vicious straight right on Britt's jaw,
and as the latter was off his balance
he went to the floor and rolled under
the ropes. He was not hurt, however,
and came back fighting faster than
ever. Britt forced matters all through
the fight. He paid particular atten
tion to White's stomach, occasionally
swinging for the jaw, but the English
man's cleverness enabled him to block
those wicked punches. During the lat
ter part of the fight Britt used only
his left, and persistent care of his
right led the spectators to fear that
he had damaged it. But his right
was in good order and he turned it
in'o use in the 19th round, when he
swung for White's stomach and jaw.
Britt paid a tribute to White by
saying he is the cleverest boxer in
the world. "He stalled and blocked
and kept me away in a manner that
was never before done," said the cham
pion. "Had he come at me and led
I could have finished him sooner, as
he would have left more openings."
The fight was by long odds the clev
erest exhibition that has been given
in recent years in San Francisco.
Brltt demonstrated what his admirers
have always claimed, that although
he is not a showy boxer, he Is a hard
Marqnette, Kan., May~lo.—Twenty
fonr persons are known to have been
killed and over 35 were injured in a
tornado, the most disastrous in the
history of oentral Kansas,which swept
over this portion of the state at mid
night. One large section of Marquette,
where the prinoipal loss of life occurr
ed, was entirely wiped ont. Reports
from the surounding country show that
the destruction of life and property
was widespread, and the list of dead
and injured is growing constantly. A
storeooni has been converted into a
temporary morgue, and at 9:30 o'clock
24 rtead bodies have been brought in.
Following the itorm the utmost con
fusion prevailed, and it will be some
time before the actual extent of the
storm is known.
When daylight broke over the town
it found the entire population iv a state
of panic. Business wns entirely sus
pended and everyone who escaped iv
jury turned his attention toward aid
ing the wounded.
The tornado formed three miles south
of Marquetre anud did not lose its
force until it had pnued many miles
north of the town. In Marquette the
residence portion west of the main
street suffered the most particular dam
age. The houses in the cour.se of the
tonado were, with two or three excep
tions, completely wrecked, lv this
section there were a number of modern
sidences, of which only one, the house
of R. A. Thomson, was left standing.
The Swedish Luthern and Methodist
churches were among the first build
ings struck, and they, together with
the parsonage adjoining the Methodist
church, were completely demolished.
man to hit When the men came to
gether for the last round Britt jump
ed at his man and kept right on top
of him. It was hit and clinch again.
The Californian had cut loose with
his right and waded in, swinging both
hands. He took White's punches
eagerly and landed harder ones in
return. The fury of hi.s attack was
Irresistible. White's guard was beat
en down, and then came that dreadful
swing to the jaw that ended the fight
ami kept the championship of the
word tn America.
Ckorge Halting, the veteran time
keeper and expert on matters pertain
ing to the ring, stated that it was
the most clever and scientific fight he
had ever seen. "White is a marvel of
skill and ring generalship," he said,
"but all of h\s science was of no
avail against the persistent attacks
Britt. after the fight, declared his
willingness to meet "Battling" Nelson.
San Francisco. —Representatives of
Jimmy Rritt, the lightweight cham
pion, and of Battling Nelson, have
agreed to meet again to sign articles
for a match between the two men,
Britt's brother agreed that the match
would then be signed up, and Nelson
accordingly posted $500 for forfeit. The
fight will take place in this city the
last week in June or the first week
Jap Movement Is Begun.
An official dispatch from Field
Marshal Oyama confirms the press
dispatches that the Japanese have oc
cupied Kuyoto, dislodging a large
force of Cossacka in the forward
movements. A number of minor en
gagementa are reported, tending to
confirm the reports thai the Japanese
forward movement against the Rus
sian left ami center has begun.
Discharge 10,000 Trackmen.
The Canadian Pacific railway has
under consideration a change of policy
regarding maintenance of western
lines, which will involve the dismissal
of 10,000 trackmen. The company
will let the work to private contrac
tors if satisfactory arrangements can
be made. At present it costs the com
pany about $4,000,000 annually for this
Sections of Torpedo Boats Released.
Berlin. —The embargo on sections of
torpedo boats which have been de
tained at Lubeck on board the steam
er Aegir, on suspicion that they are
intended for Russia, has been raised,
experts having decided that they could
not be completed under six months,
and that therefore they are not for
German Crown Prince Visits.
London.—Crown Prince Frederick
William of Germany arrived in Lon
don Saturday night en route to Esher
on a visit to the duchess of Albany
at Claremont. King Edward sent a
carriage to the Victoria station for the
Volcano of Kilauea Active.
Honolulu.—There is marked activity
in the volcano of Kilauea. The flow
of lava is increasing and a rising in
the crater gives indications that there
may be an overflow.
The King of Siam has authorized a
loan of $5,000,000. chiefly to be used
for the construction of new railways,