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BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, AUGUST 12, 1904.
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It is said the Pullman car works
may close down for a short while.
J. Picrpont Morgan was in an
lutomobile wreck recently, but was
Daniel S. Lamont may run for
governor of New York on the dem
Tammany, it is claimed, will re
tire W. I?. Hearst from congress
and will elect Charles A. Towne
from a Tammany district.
It is probable that ex-President
Grover Cleveland will take the
itump in Illinois for Judge Parker.
An invitation has been extended
The positive statement is made by
cabinet members that President
Rooevelt has never had any idea of
intervening between packers and
their striking employes.
A contest for the fortune, esti
mefced at $2,000,000, of the late
Bertha Dolbeer, who committed sui
cide at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel in
New York, has begun at San Fran
cisco. Democratic nominations for gov
ernor have been made in various
states, as follows : Michigan, Wool
bridge X. Ferris of Big Rapids; In
diana, John W. Kern of Indianap
olis; Kansas, David M. Dole, of
Wichita, who will also be the popm
lifst nominee; West Virginia, W. R.
Thompson of Huntington; Texas,
S. W. T. Lanham.
John A. Shields of Holton, Kan.,
wrote on a typewriter in St. Louis
243 words, or 1,063 letters in CO
econds. The test matter which he
wrote contained every character up
on the machine and also contained
the letters of the alphabet in regu
lar order. In making the record
Mr. Shields was blindfolded, writ
ing entirely from memory.
Chas. W. Fairbanks was on Au
gust 3 formally notified of his nom
ination .as vice president by the re
publican convention. The notifica
tion address was made by Elihu
Root, ex-secretary of war. The ex
ercises were held on the wide ve
randa of Senator Fairbanks' home
in Indianapolis in the presence of
members of the notification commit
tee and the governor. '
In reference to the charges made
that he had reflected upon the good
rmree of President Roosevelt's moth
er through the columns of his pa
per, the Commonwealth, Gov. Jas.
K. Yardaman of Mississippi says:
"I have never in all my life written
or said anything derogatory to or
that reflected upon the fair name of
the good mother of Theodore Roose
velt, or any other good woman. I
am not responsible for what cam
paign liars in Mississippi ascribed
to me last year."
Chairman Taggart of the nation
al democratic committee announces
the following executive committee:
National committeee Delancy Nic
ol, vice chairman, Xew York; Geo.
Foster Teabodvv treasurer, Xew
York. Executive committee W.
F. Sheehan, chairman, Xew York;
August Belmont, Xew York; John
R. McLean, Ohio; United States
Senator Thomas S. Martin, Scotts
rille, Ya. ; Col. J. M. Guffey, Pitts
burg, Pa.; ex-United States Senator
James Smith, Jr., Newark, X. J.;
Timothy E. Ryan, Waukesha, Wis.
The republican executive com
mittee for the national campaign
follows: Chairman, Geo. B. Cor
telyou of Xew York; secretary, El
mer Dover of Ohio ; treasurer, Cor
nelius X. Bliss of New York; ser
geant at arms, Wm. F. Stone of
Maryland. Eastern headquarters
Chas. F. Brooker of Connecticut, X.
B. Scott of West Virginia, Franklin
Murphy of Xew Jersey, Wm. L.
Ward of Xew York. Western head
quarters, Chicago Harry S. Xew,
of Indiana, Frank O. Lowden of
Illinois, R. B. Schneider of Ne
braska, David W. Mulvane of Kan
sas. A Tokio dispatch August 2 says
that after two days' fighting, Gen.
Kuroki defeated the Russian forces
in two separate actions, fought at
Yushulikzu and the Yangse Pass.
The Yangse, or Yangsee, Pass is
situated thirty miles east of Liao
Yang. The Russian army engaged
there is generally known as the
eastern army, and wa3 commanded
by the late Lieut. Gen. Count Kel
ler, who was killed by the explosion
pi & thcll.
Judge Parker will visit St. Louis'
October 4 to attend the fair.
M. Muravieff is said to be slated
to succeed M. Von Plehve, late min
ister of the interior of Russia.
Ex-Senator Geo. Turner is the
democratic nominee for governor of
President Diaz of Mexico says he
expects to visit United States soon,
probably during the coming winter.
Among the Russian officers now
on their way to active service in
the far east ie a son of Count Tol
stoi. The British house of commons
voted $13,000,000 to be used in
the building of new Cunard line
It is said that the postoffice de
partment has refused to name a
Mississippi postoffice after Gov.
Theodore Roosevelt, Jr., son of
the president, was manager pro tern,
for one day of the Inside Inn at the
At St. Louis Judge Holder de
nied a motion of packing house
strikers to dissolve an injunction
A daughter of Mark Twain was
injured in a runaway at Pittsburg.
Her horse was killed and she re
ceived a sprained ankle.
John McCaffrey is floating 200
miles from Keokuk, la., to St. Louis
on a 1G foot log. He expected to
make the trip in eight days.
Miss Mary E. Pretty of the
United States patent office, recently
broke the world's record for type
writing by copying 22,000 words in
Mrs. Xelson A. Miles died Aug
ust 1 at West Point of heart dis
ease, aged 62. She and Gen. Miles
had been visiting their 6on, Sher
man, who is a student at the mill
tary academy. Gen. Miles was not
present at the time of his wife's
death, he having gone out of town.
After a week of mental anguish,
during which he continually wept
and prayed, Frank Bencdetoo, who
murdered his wife during a fit of
jealously, committed suicide in his
cell in the county jail at Chicago by
hanging himself. The murderer
J made a rope of the sheet on his
The officials of the Illinois Cen
tral railroad decided to increase the
reward of $1,000 for the arrest and
conviction of the bandits who held
up the Diamond special August 1,
near Matteson, 111., to $4,000, a re
ward of $1,000 being placed on the
head of each of the robbers. A cir
cular offering this amount was sent
broadcast over the country.
Secretary of Agriculture Wilson
predicts big crops this year. He
savs: "Com is looking better than
it has at this season for three years
Wheat compares well with past
vears is better, in fact, than at
this time last ear or the ear be
fore. Reports from the cotton belt
are encouraging. All the haj- crops
are reported good and so are oats."
Bishop Henry C. Potter delivered
the principal address at the open
ing of I he hubway lavern, a
model saloon established by leaders
in the reform movement in Xew
York. The purpose is to serve pure
liquor and food at low prices under
the best possible moral conditions
In his address Bishop Potter said
the keynote had been struck by this
attack on the liquor situation.
At a meeting of the board of fire
and police commissioners of Mem
phis Chief of Police Mason tender
ed his resignation. Mayor Williams
addressed the members and exqn
crated Chief Mason as being re
sponsible for the existence of gam
bling and gambling houses. A ma
jority of the board then declined to
accept the chief of police's resigna
tion and he will remain at the head
of the department.
A cloudburst at Mitchell, Ore.,
caused loss of life and great dam
age to property'. Mrs. Beethune,
aged 90 years, and Martin Smith,
aged 91, were drowned. Twenty
eight houses were destroyed.
Thos. E. Watson of Georgia has
wired Jo A. Parker, a member of
the executive committee of the pop
ulist party that he will accept the
nomination for president recently
tendered him by the national popu
The International Applt Ship
pers' Association met in St. Louis
Attorney General Crow of Mis
souri has asked the war department
to confiscate the merchants' bridge
at St. Louis.
The Russian losses in the fight
of July 30, 31 and August 1 are
said to have been 4,000 and the
Japs the same.
The Frisco "Meteor" was wreck
ed August 4 near Vinita, I. T., and
thirty-four persons injured. The
entire train left the rails.
Joe Rossi, an Italian pedler, was
murdered in Marshall, Tex. August
4. His wife and another Italian
are charged with the crime.
Thos. E. Watson, the populist
presidential nominee, will be offi
cially notified on August 18 at
Cooper Union in Xew York.
There was a run on the Drovers'
Trust Savings Bank of the Chicago
Stock Yards August 5, but there
was plenty of money on hand.
The estrangement between mem
berg of the Vanderbilt family
through the marriage of Cornelius
Vanderbilt has been patched up.
While bathing in the Mississippi
river at Alton, 111., on the 5th
inst., Michael Riley, his daughter
and six of the latter's girl friends
Mrs. Arthur Paget, an American
woman, fell down an elevator shaft
in her home in London and was
fatally injured. Her thigh, ankle
and wrist were broken.
Twenty-two thousand men will be
affected by the order issued the oth
er da' increasing the salaries of
rural free delivery carriers, and it
will cost over $1,000,000 more for
that branch of the service for the
ensuing fiscal year than it did in
the last year.
The announcement of the en
gagement of ex-Go v. Robt. L. Tav
lor of Tennessee to Miss Mamie
St. John, a prominent girl of Rich
mond, Va., has been made public.
This surprise follows closely upon
the announcement that a divorce
had been granted the noted lectur
er and his wife.
A hurry call for two million feet
of lumber, mostly cypress, was re
ceived by Secretary Murphy of the
Panama canal commission at Wash
ington from the isthmus. Besides
the lumber 40,000 pieces of piling
also was asked for, with the ro
quest that the shipment be expedit
ed. This is the second order for
lumber for the canal.
Miss Ruth Hofer, one of the rich
est and most beautiful girls in
Switzerland, will shortly be married
to Gladstone Dowie, son of "Eli
jah III,'' the founder of Zion city.
Her chauteau on Lake Constance
and her other real property will be
sold and all Ker money, said to
amount to $5,000,000, will be turn
ed over to the Zion funds.
Tammany Hall adopted a resolu
tion endorsing the national plat
form and pledging support to the
national ticket. The resolution de
clares that the present depression i3
due to the president's absolute dis
regard of constitutional limitations;
calls the president "the man on
horseback;" denounces protection;
opposes monopoly; declares for the
independence-of the Filipinos and
Alton B. Parker ceased to be
chief judge of the court of appeals
of ew "i ork state at 3:20 p. m.
August 5 and became the untram
meled candidate of the democratic
party for the presidency of the
United States. His resignation,
handed to the secretary of state,
read: "Hon. John F. O'Brien,
Secretary of State: Sir I hereby
respectful resign my office as chief
justice of the court of appeals of
the state of Xew York", such resig
nation to take effect immediately.
Alton B. Parker."
Lieut. Gen. Count Keller of the
Russian army was killed July 29
while resisting the preliminary at
tack of Gen. Kuroki's army on the
Yanzec pass, 30 miles east of Lioa
Dowie has sounded the alarm
that the devil is gaining foothold
in Zion. He says some of his un
derlings have been appropriating
his funds for their own use. He
says he will prosecute them for em
bezzlement unless they pay up.
Daniel J. Sully, the ex-cotton
king, is not interested in the new
company formed, for- the purpose of
exploiting a new cotton bale and a
new press. He has a bad case of
nerves and ie raking a long rest.
Weather and Crop Report.
Section Director Bate, of the cli
mate and crop service of tho
weather bureau, last week issued tho
following bulletin of general condi
tions in Tennessee:
Good local showers fel during the
week over the greater portion of the
eastern and middle division, but there
are many localities in which the
amount of rainfall was so small that
but little benefit resulted and in many
drouth conditions still prevail with
detrimental effect on those crops
which are in process of maturing. This
Is especially true of many portions
of the western division and some por
tions of the middle division. As a
rule, however, crops are in good condi
tion of growth and development. Corn
prospects are exceptionally fine, and
the early portion of the crop is almost
assured, and promises a good yield;
the later portion is in good condition.
but in the dry belts is beginning to
need moisture. Cotton has made good
growth and has advanced to a good
normal condition for this period of its
development; it Is reported to be fruit
ing well in most sections but in some
the dry weather is causing more or
less shedding. Tobacco is in excel
lent condition, and most of the crop
has been topped. Wheat threshing is
still in progress but nearing comple
tion, with good yields and fine qual
ity reported. A fine crop of oats has
been harvested. Much fine hay has
been saved. Peas and millet are in
good condition of growth, and large
areas are devoted to these crops.
Sweet potatoes are making good vine.
The second crop of Irish potatoes is
being pTanted. Sowing turnips is in
progress. Sorghum is doing fairly
well. Fruits of the season are ripen
ing; fall apples are plentiful in most
sections; in many places peaches and
grapes are reported rotting. Melons
are doing as well as usual at this pe
riod in many sections. Pastures, as a
rule, are in fine condition, excr4.it
where dry conditions previl. The week
closed with local showers over the
A Remarkable Showing.
The stamp sales of the Memphis
postoffice have again broken all rec
ords, and sent the business barome
ter of the "Queen City of the South"
higher. The statement of the Mem
phis postoffice, issued last week,
shows that receipts for the month
of July, just ended, were $28,316.
17. For the corresponding month
of the previous year the receipts
were $24,865.55. This shows a net
increase of $3,450.90. The per
centage of increase for the month
just ended over the same month of
1903 is therefore 13.8. The in
crease for the year 1903 over the
previous year, 1902, was not quite
12 per cent. The amounts for those
years are: For 1903, $24,856.55;
for 1902, $21,912.43. The percent
age increase of the year 1902 over
that of 1901 was about 16 per cent.
The actual figures were: For 1902,
$21,912.13; for 1901, $18,866.64.
For the- past four years the show
ing of increase of each year is given
above. That of 1904 over the same
month four years ago is shown to
be nearly 49 per cent, a truly re
markable record. In that time the
stamp sales have almost doubled
themselves. As a business barome
ter the fitflmn sales can not be sur
passed, and the wonderful percent
age of increase of the month just
ended over the same month four
years ago speaks volumes for the
growth of the city's business.
Ruskin Colony Property Sold.
A band of Holiness people at Mc
Ewen have purchased the famous
Ruskin colony property in Dickson
county and will establish there a
seminary for propagation of Holi
ness doctrine. The property was
purchased for $4,000. The Ruskin
Co-operative Colony project was
started about 1893, along lines sug
gested in Idward Bellamy's "Look
ing Backward." The property is
some distance from the railway, but
is one of extraordinary natural
beauty. The noted Adams cave is
located upon it.
, Jackson School Population.
The report of Secretary B. E.
Matins, of the board of education,
shows a net increase of 20 per cent
for the Jackson city schools for the
past year. The scholastic popula
tion is 8,582, and of the Fifteenth
district, which is included in the
report, 1,261. There are eight
schools in the district outside of the
Dr. Ayers Elected President.
Dr. Brown Ayers, professor of
physics in Tulane University at
Xew Orleans, has been elected presi
dent of the University of Tennes
see, to succeed Dr. Charles Y. Dab
ney. Dr. Ayers is a former Ten
nessean, and was educated at Mem
phis. He has announced his accept
ance of the position, and will move
his familr to Knoxville at once and
will take charge of the institution on
Green Snake in the Cabbage
Report comes from Henry coun
ty ef the horrible death of a little
chili and a negro woman last week
under most peculiar circumstances."
The negro had prepared cabbage to
boil for dinner. Close to the din
ner hour the child became hungry,
and the negro gave -her some soup
from which the cabbage had been
boiled, and in a few minutes 6he
became very sick and her parents,
who were at church, were sum
moned. Medical assistance was also
summoned, but the little child died.
The negro was accused of poisoning
it, but she protested her innocence,
and to convince the parents she said
she would drink some of the soup
herself, which she did, and was
taken sick just like the little child,
and died in a few minutes. Upon
examination of the pot of cabbage
a small green snake was found in
the leaves of the cabbage, to which
the doctors assigned the cause of
the death of the little child and the
Buried In His Uniform.
It was the request before death of
Rev. E. B. McNeil that his six sons
act as pall-bearers, and last week at
his funeral at the First Baptist
Church, m Jackson, they per
formed that office. One son, Dr.
Irvin McNeil, who is surgeon of the
Indian reservation at Mescalero, N.
M., could not reach Jackson, and
William Holland, commandant of
the Sons of Veterans, was substi
tuted. Dr. McNeil was buried in
his suit of Confederate gray and the
casket was trimmed in gray.
The Comptroller Sustained.
Attorney-General Cates, at the re
quest of Comptroller Dibrell, has
handed down an opinion on the
question whether money can be law
fully appropriated by joint resolu
tion by the general assembly. Tho
question arose over the payment of
an account certified by the forestry
commission, which the comptroller
declined to pa. The attorney-general's
opinion sustains the action of
the comptroller. A different view of
the question is taken by John J.
A'ertrees, who looked into the ques
tion for the commission.
Storm Damage at Memphis.
A big wind and rain storm passed
over Memphis last week, causing
considerable damage. A house was
struck by lightning, which set it on
fire and building and contents wer
destroyed, but fortunately none of
the occupants were injured, though
some of them were considerably
shocked. In several portions of the
city telegraph ,and telephone polea
and Bhade trees were blown down.
Wires were entangled and broken all
over the city, and on many streets
travel was impeded for a consider
Sunday Crusade at Jackson.
J. T. DeArmond, the young min
ister who has been making a strong
fight on the Sunday violators in
Jackson for the past two months,
brought suit against A. D. Barnes
and Frank Fitman, two meat men.
yesterday for keeping their places of
business open on Sundays. The
cases have not yet been tried.
Ah, There!. Doak.
Dainty of dress, womanly in man
ner, sweetness of disposition, beauty
of character, purity of mind and
attractive personality, and with all
the most charming traits of femi
ninity rwould in a measure descnb
the vounger set in social circles o
the "Queen City of the Highland
Rim. Tullahoma Guardian. -
Clarksville Bonds Sold.
The entire issue of $100,000 of
bonds subscribed by the city of
Clarksville to the Tennessee Cen
tral Railroad has been bought by
the Union Bank and Trust Com
panv of Xashville. It is presumed
the bank took the bonds at slightly
less than par.
Nashville Wants Pythlans.
The Xashville Chamber of Corn
merce directors last week decided to
take up at once the question of in
viting the Grand Lodge, Knijchts of
Pythias, to meet in Nashville m
1906. It is likely the city will eeni
a strong delegation to Louisville ta
invite the Pythian?.
Smallpex in Hickman County.
A report comes frcm Hickman
county that seventy-five cases of
smallpox exist in the community of
Lyles. Several parties have bem
Killed by a Train.
Charles Lay, 16 years old, of
Pioneer, near Clifton, fell from a
Southern train 'at Knoxvi'Je last
week and was killed. The train
passed over the body and ground
the head oil.
CRASHED INTO A TROLLEY
Serious Accident At the Belt Line
Crossing in Kansas City.
A Trolley Car Hit Squarely By
Santa Fe Paitenser Train One
Killed, Ten Injured. .
Kansas' City, Mo., Aug. 7. Atchison,
Topeka & Santa Fe passenger train No.
1, from Chicago, crashed into a trolley
car at Fifteenth street, at the Belt line
crossing, iu the eastern end of the city.
One person was killed and ten injured,
one seriously. The accident was caused
by the bars being up. Harry Black, the
flagman, who was hurt slightly, says
that he was sick and unable to bring
the bars into position. There were 14
persons on the car. The engine struck
it .quarely Ir the center and pushed it
80 feet off the roadbed, turning the
car over and partially demolishing it.
J. I Morris, of Pleasant Hill, Mo.,
who was standing beside the track, was
caught in the debris and was so badly
hurt that he died in 20 minutes.
Mrs. Minnie Stanberry. of Kansas
City, was p-haps the most serously
hurt. She suffered serious injury to
her back and probably was hurt In
ternally. She may recover.
A LOVE-SICK MAIDEN'S LEAP
Ml Ethel Devereux Plunge to
Death From a Cliff Near
AshevlIIe, N. C.
Asheville, N. C, Aug. 7. A love af
fair prompted Miss Ethel Devereux, a
young society woman of Raleigh, who
had been a guest of Esmeralda inn, a
mountain resort near A&heville, to leap
to her death from a cliff into the
French Broad river, 200 feet below.
Before jumping. Miss Devereux
burned a large package of letters and
threw away a gold locket which con
tained a lock of hair which she had
constantly worn for years.
Miss Devereux left her hotel at an
early hourThursday morning.and when
she did not return by nightfall search
ing parties were sent out. At a late
hour Friday night the girl's body was
FIRE AT LOUISVILLE, KY.
The Gait Honir, One of the LnrRflt
Hotels in the City, Wan, For a
Time, In Great Peril.
Louisville, Ky., Aug. 7. Fire broke
out In the basement of the Gait house,
cne of the largest hosteleries in the
city at an early hour Saturday mora
le g.and for a time serious consequences
were feared. All of the fire engins In
the city were brought to the scene and
the fire was soon under control. There
were over 300 guests in the hotel, all
of whom were awakened and escaped
to the street. None of the guests was
injured so far as known. The damage
will amount to several thousand dol
SENT TO TURKISH WATERS
The t'nlted States European Squad
ron Ordered to Proceed to
Washington, Aug. 7. The European
squadron has been ordered to Turkish
The orders were cabled to Rear-Admiral
Jewell, commander of the squad
ron, at Nice. His ships are the Olym-
pia, Baltimore and Cleveland.
The destination of the fleet is Smyna,
This place was selected because it af
forded direct cable communication with
Washington, and is only about 300
miles distant from Constantinople. The
trip probably will be made in three
days, and when he arrives there Ad
miral Jewell will put himself in com'
munication with Minister Leishman
and also report to Washington.
SIX WEEKS AT WORLD'S FAIR
Treat For a Hundred Young: Fill'
pinos to Precede a Four-Years'
Course of Study.
Washington, Aug. 7. The 100 young
Filipinos whose arrival at St. Louis
has been reported to the bureau of in
sular affairs at the war department,
will be placed in educational institu
tions throughout the United States
with the opening of the school season
this fall, and then will go through a
four-year course of study. They will
spend six weeks at the St. Louis fair.
HIS ABILITY COMMENDED.
Lieut. VogelgriBBKi of the Battle'
ship Wisconsin, Commended By
the Xavy Department.
Washington. Aug. 7. Lieut. Vogel
gesang, who commanded the turret on
the battleship Wisconsin, which at
tained the highest merit of any 12 or
13-inch electrical turret, winning the
prize for that class of turret in the last
annual target practice, has been com
mended by the navy department for
the zeal and ability displayed as a tur
A Wonder In Frultland.
St. Louis. Aug. 7. In the Sacramen
to Valley exhibit at the World's fair is
the latest creation of Luther Burbank,
the fruit wizard of California. It is a
cross between a blackberry and a dew
berry and is regarded by pomologists
as a wonder.
He Had a Bully Time.
Columbia, Mo., Aug. 7. Perched on
the lower limb of a small persimmon
tree, Joseph Stemmetz remained for
four hours, Friday, while an, angry
bull- made ineffectual attempts to reach
JAPS CAPTURE KEY .
TO PORT ARTHUR
Wolf's Hill Captured and Forces
Now Intrenched in Valley.
RUMORED JAPANESE LOSS
Gen. Stoessel's Report to the Ca
Says Japanese Lost Ten Thou1
send Men In Heeent Flvht )
at Port Arthur.
London, Ang. S The Times corre
spondent at Toklo, nuder date of
Ausnst 7, says that there are unoffi
cial reports there that the Japanese
hare captured commanding? posi
tions north nnd northeast of Port
Arthur at a distance of 2,7 5 O yards
from the main line of Russian de
Chee-Foo, Aug. 8. The Japanese
force which captured Wolf's hill is
now entrenched In the valley aboul
two-thirds of a mile from the fortress
at Port Arthur.
A Japanese cruiser is alleged to have
struck a new mine, and to have sunk
immediately in the vicinity of Cris-
The Russian cruiser Bayan has 8
small hole above her water line, which
was inflicted by the explosion of a
mine which had floated to the harbor
The Japanese have occupied Loulaa
bay, landing troops, with the probable
intention of attacking west of the
city. There has been no Important
fighting in the vicinity of Port Arthux
since Ju,ly 28. The Russian artillery
harasses the Japanese who are at
tempting to advance their trenches.
The above information was brought
here by Russian refugees who left
Port Arthur the 4th Instant.
CLAIM RUSSIAN VICTORY.
St. Petersburg" Hears Japs Suffer m
Reverse at Port Arthur.
St. Petersburg, Aug. 8. An official
report from Lieut-Gen. T. Stoessel.
commanding the military forces al
Port Arthur, says that the Japanest
were repulsed with tremendous lose
in a three days' fight from July 26 tc
July 28 .
Gen. .Kuxopatkin reports from Liaa
Yang some small Russian successes, in
outpost fighting, up to August 5, with
out the expected great, battle having
The simultaneous receipt of favor
able news from these commanders in
the far east raised the spirits of thos
in the Russian capital Immensely. The
dispatches were printed in special
newspaper bulletins, and were eager-
ly bought on the streets.
The newsboys around the depots met
the returning crowds of Sunday pleas-. v
ure seekers and shouted their wares
without being reproved by the police,
and thousands of St. Petersburgers
went to their homes apparently satis
fied that a favorable turn of affairs
had commenced at the front.
Gen. Stoessel's dispatch, though ten
days old, is taken as a satisfactory
refutation of the recently-repeated ru-
mors of the fall of Port Arthur. He
states that the determined Japanese
assaults were repulsed with tremend
ous loss, and figures 10,000 as a num
ber of Japanese killed or wounded.
This- ia admittedly on Chinese infor
mation, which heretofore has proved
to be of exceedingly doubtful value.
But, with Russian losses of 1,500 as a
basis, the authorities here consider
that 10,000 is a fairly conservative es
timate, since the Japanese were beaten
off in what must have been a desperate
assault on tremendously strong forti
fications. The fact that the Japanese
were not able to remove their dead
and wounded is taken to prove that
their defeat must have been one of
The part played by the fleet bears
ouT' the prediction that Rear-Admiral
Withoft is able to render efficient sup
port to the garrison. It is considered
significant that no mention is made
of Vice-Admiral Togo, indicating that
the Japanese fleet is impotent to aid
friend or injure foe. Possibly the bulk
of the fleet has been detached for oth
er service, though this would not be
likely at a time when a serious land
assault on the fortress was contem
plated. The authorities do not divulge the
source of Gen. Stoessel's report, though
It is understood that it came by way
of Che-Foo. The fact that the Jap
anese are in possession of the country
as far north as Hal Cheng, renders it
unlikely that it came by the land
Gen. Kuropatkin's report states that
the Japanese are stationary on his
eastern front, the greatest activity be
ing on the south and southeast posi
tions, where the Russians are able to
take the offensive. While the move
ments in themselves are apparently of
no great importance, they are interest- .
Ing as showing that the Japanese are
still halting before undertaking the
serious tas-k of attacking Liao Yang
with its strong circle of defences. '
Hoppers Invadlne Kansas.
Topeka, Kas., Au,g. 7. Western Kan
sas is swarming with grasshoppers. All
growing crops are being destroyed. The
foliage on shade trees is gone and
green peaches and grapes are eaten to
the pits. The hoppers are moving eastward.
Damaare by Second Fire.
Tcpeka, Kas., Aug. 7. The second
fire within 24 hours in the clothing
store occupied by Daniel Greenwald. a
clothier, Friday night, damaged the
stock and building to the amount or