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VOL. XXXX-NO. 10.
BOLIVAR, TENNESSEE, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, 1904.
SUBSCRIPTION: $1.00 Per Year.
Tennessee State News)
Tennessee Has a Few. j Tennessee Central Rumors.
The Xashville correspondent of j Last week a rumor that the Ten
the Courier-J ournal, discussing the ; nessee Central railroad was to pass
rivalry between the States of Ten- j to the Illinois Central and the
nessee and Kentucky, as to which j Southern was authoritatively denied
of the two States has the greatest ; by General Manager Clark. Anoth-
number of towns with odd names,
Patriotic Tennessean3 are keenly
aroused over the claim made Jy Ken
tucky that she holds the record for
towns bearing extraordinary names,
They candidly admit the excellence of
some of Kentucky's prolucts, but
these recent aspirations Tenneaseans
regard much as a high roller does
dollar book. Ab an evidence of the
neighbor State's utter lack of appro
elation In the matter of extraordinary
names, it is cited that while a man so
picturesquely designated as Return
Jonathan Meigs was born in Kentucky
and passed his youth there, it was in
Tennessee that he achieved fame,
which the Commonwealth graciously
perpetuated by erecting Meigs county,
Kentuckians, in enumerating their
towns bearing unusual names, head
the list with Eden, following this up
with Adam and Eve and other mem
bers or the first family. There are
also such names as Caution, Harmony
and Temperance, which one is really
surprised at finding in Kentucky, and
after them an array of oddities, some
of which even a Tennessean, to be
consistent, must pronounce good, as
. far as they go, for several of them
may be found upon the map of the
But when it came to naming her
towns, Tennessee, like her neighbor,
did not forget the Good Book. She
put an Ark in Meigs county, a Noah in
Coffee, a Genesis in Cumberland, a
St. John and a St. Luke in Jackson,
a Joshua here and a Caleb there, here
an Elijah and there a Samuel. Ruth
and Naomi were not forgotten and
two Ebenezers were raised up, one in
Knox and one in Humphreys county.
But Tennessee did not lay too much
stress on scriptural names. On the
other hand, looking at the map, one
may readily ascertain that in the
naming of her towns Tennessee played
no favorites. From mythology she
obtained Juno, Venus, Vulcan, Bac
chus, Diana, Hercules, Neptune, Olym
pus and Delphi; from Shakespeare,
Romeo and Othello; from the Greek
alphabet, Alpha, Beta and Omega;
from the church, Methodist, Baptist,
Priest, Pope, Friar and Tabernacle;
from the family hearth. Mammy, Bud,
Aunt, Home and Family; from the po
ets, Dante, Milton and Homer. It is
pure guess work where she picked up
Mark Twain, and she probably adver
tised for a Kodak and Sapolio. Geog
raphy, geology, zoology, ornithology
and botany all contributed to the map
of Tennessee, and when these and oth
er reliable sources of extraordinary
names had been exhausted Tennessee
turned to a city directory and picked
out Jones as an eminently proper des
ignation for a thriving community.
If Tennessee, however, has been
catholic in naming her towns, she has
been no less chivalric, for well has
she remembered the young ladies.
. The old woman who lived in the shoe
could find in a postal guide of Tennes
see a supply of names entirely equal
to her extraordinary demands. Among
the girls names are: Alice, Bessie,
Blanche, Clara, Cleo, Daisy, Delia
Edith, Edna, Ethel, Eva, Grace, Helen,
Henrietta, Jessie, Kate, Kathleen, La
vinia, Lila, Mary, Louise, Lucilla,
Lucy, May. Nellie, Nina, Norma, Ora,
Patty, Stella, Sylvia and Callie. The
boys names, which have not been for
gotten, run the gamut from Alex to
Kentuckians, in reciting their claims
to distinction, dwell affectionately up
on such interesting designations as
Cast and Coin. Tennessee approves
such selections, but at the same time
points with pride to Dollar, Green
back, Golddust, Spondulix and, finally,
The official christeners of Tennes
see towns were so pleased with Buck
Snort and Pin Hook that there are two
of each in the State. There is also
a Cemetery, a Coflin and a Sexton,
but In Tennessee they are not suffi
ciently unique to base championship
honors upon. And there is also a
Nameless, the designation possibly be
ing hit upon in a spirit like that which
possessed the ancient folk when they
built a temple to the unknown god af
ter honoring all the deities they knew
But all of these names are merely
incidentals in the list. Some of those
upon which the patriotic citizens of
Tennessee base her claims for real
prestige are: Barefoot, Botts, Leap
Year, Chimney Top, Chuckaluck, Half i
fone, Hanging Limb, Ipe.. Marrow
bone, Mouse Tail, Opossum, Parch
Corn, Peanut, Rip Shin, Sweet Lips,
Tom Brown, U Bet, Yum Yum, Buz
zard Roost, Fits, Mashhead, Peeled
Chestnut, Shoo Fly, Skull Bone, Snail
lope, Tiger Tall and Wahoo.
Coal Land Sold.
The property of the Wheeler Iron
and Coal Company," at Carey ville.
consisting of over 4,000 acres of coal I
land, was last week sold at public
6ale to Judge -II. B. Lindsay and
W. H. Oliver, of Knoxville, for $50,-
500. The bidding was lively but '
me representatives oi many coal
companies present were evidently
limited to $50,000 in their bids.
A Sensible Negro.
It has been reported that a negro
named Simon Farmer has applied
for the postoffice at Adams. The
Enterprise is authority for the state
ment that, though Simon says he
would like to have the job, he will
not apply for it, if it will bring
against him the animosity of the
wnite people oi the town
If the in
negroes of the South were all as sen- ( strongly of the opinion that the as
sible as Simon, there would be no t-ociation is going to prove a bigben-
xace question to settle. , t
cr said that the recent reduction of
the working force grew out of the
alleged fact that the road had not
been entirely successful in floating a
new loan, and that every man possi
ble was laid off in order to make a
better showing, and in that way
make it easy to float the loan. StiU
another was that the road would be
gin paying dividends on January 1.
Gov. Frazier's Party Returns.
Gov. Frazier, staff ani party, have
returned" from Philadelphia, where
they attended the launching of the
cruiser Tennessee and stopped at
Washington City, where they were
present at the opening of congress.
Mrs. Frazier returned with the gov
ernor, but Miss Annie Keith Fra
zier, who christened the vessel, has
gone back to Tarrytown-on-Hudsoa
Knew When He Had Enough.
Seven months of wedded life
proved enough for Bell Delaney, a
prominent young farmer near Cher
rywood. Last week Delaney sold
a few things from his farm and pro
ceeded to disappear. He gave no
reason, but the neighbors insist that
his disappearance is occasioned be
cause of domestic infelicity. His
wife was a Mis3 Britton, daughter
of a wealthy farmer of the vicinity.
Gov. Frazier's Majority Is 28,070.
The official returns from the two
missing counties, Union and White,
have been received at last by the sec
retary of State. The official figures
on the complete vote of the State
for governor was: Frazier, 131,-
503; Littleton, 103,433. Frazier's
majority over Littleton is 28,070.
The .vote for president was: Par
ker, 131,160; Hoosevelt, 104,609.
Chief of Police Killed.
Claude "Wilson, chief of police of
Rockwood, was shot and instantly
killed by four tramps in that place
laet week while he was attempting be resumed before Special Commission
to arrest them. One shot entered er Clifford B. Allen, Monday.
his mouth and another his abdo-
men. Wilson was hiffftiv connected
and was the Democratic candidate
for sheriff of Roane county in the
Will Lose His Eyesight.
Claud Cummins, an employe of
the McMinnville iron foundry, while
at work a few days ago, leaned his
lead too close to the stream of mol
ten iron. 1 here wag a slight explo
sion as the metal flowed along-, and
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He will lose his
Segregation of the School Fund.
ilurfreesboro is struggling with
the question of segregating the
school fund. Some of the educa
tors there are in favor of turning
over the portion for educating the
blacks to that race, others insist that
as the whites virtullly contribute all
of this money they should, spend it.
Killed By a Mule.
Oct Turnage, a 16-year-old lad
of Troy, was killed by a runaway
mule last, week. Turnage had bor
rowed a wagon. He returned it,
and mounted the mule to go home.
The mule ran awa The lad's foot
was caught in the traces and he was
thrown and dragged for half a mile.
Independent Snuff Company.
A new independent snuff com
pany with a capital of $100,000 or
more, is being organized in Xash
ville. A couple of former employes
of the American Snuff Company are
the projectors. It is said traveling
men in the snuff business will fur
nish half the capital.
Found Hanging in His Barn.
J ohn Ilenton, a farmer of near
Springfield, was found hanging in
his barn a few days ago in an un
conscious condition. He was dis
covered just in time to save his life.
Financial worries are the supposed
cause of his attempt at suicide.
Poultry Association Organized.
A poultry raisers' association has
been organized at McKenzie. The
organization is called the McKenzie
Poultry Association. The associa
tion will hold a fair in McKenzie on
Januarv 6 and 7.
Sticking to the Agreement.
John E. Garner, Jr., of Spring
field, agent for the Dark Tbbacco
District Tobacco Association, says
that, the members are sticking fast
to the agreement to hold their tobac
co. He insists that only a few have
violated the agreement, and that
these few will be proceeded . against
the civil courts. Mr. Garner is
cut to the fanners. .
TO HOLD THE BUG
Result of Merger Between St. Louis
Transit Co., United Railways
and Brown Syndicate.
FORMER COMPANY'S CREDITORS
CAN OBTAIN NO SATISFACTION.
Salt la Under Way to Prevent the
Contamination. of the Mersrer,
Which Has All the Appearance of
a Very Shrewd Financial Deal
for Those an the Inside.
St Louis, Dec. 10. The taking of
depositions in the suit of J. Brooks
Johnson, one of the stockholders in
the former St. Louis Transit Co., to
dissolve the tripartite merger between
the Transit Co., the United Railways
Co.. and Brown Bros
to restore the Transit Co. lease, will
Four witnesses have been heard rel
ative to the case. These were Albert
H. Bauer", Jaraes Adkins, secretary and
treasury of the United Railways Co.,
Murray Carleton, president, and Alan
son D. Brown, a member of the board
of directors of the United Railways Co.
The substance of the testimony was '
that by the surrender of the lease of
the Transit Co. to the United Rail-
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sets to Brown Bros. & Co., not a cent
was left for the stockholders and
creditors of. the Transit Co.:; that
when the f tfca moi-o- l,mo
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publlc Transit Co. stock dropped from
$10.87 to $8.75.
Alanson D. Brown testified that the
value of his stock in the United rail
ways was about twenty-five times as
great as that of his holdings in the
Murray Carleton, president, testified
that he held stock in the Transit Co.
and that he was- a member of the syn
dicate for the purpose of buying $8,
000,000 of Transit Co. bonds, $4,000,
000 of which were held by Brown Bros.
Sr. Cn. of Nw Ynrlr. whn Ane-Iriprpi !
lb AftPrwnrHs tb hnnHS wars I
found to be unsalable, he said. His I
stock in the Transit Co. h had in- I
dorsed to Brown Bros., to vote on, Oc-
tober 19, and that he was largely inter
ested in the Brown Eros, syndicate, he
testified, although he was not to have
any interest in the 15,000 shares which
Brown Bros, received for effecting the
merger, nof any share of 20 per cent,
of the profits that Brown Bros, were
to realize from the deal. However, he
was to share in the 80 per cent, of prof
its of the merger.
Mr. Carleton further testified that
by the sale of the Transit Co. assets !
and the surrender of its lease there
was not a dollar left for the share
holders or creditors of the Transit
ELEVEN FISHERMEN LOST.
They- Were Drowned in Attempting
to Assist the Creir of a
London, Dec. 10. Eleven fishermen
were drowned in an attempt to assist
the Norwegian steamer Anglia, from
Hamburg, for Sunderland, which was
wrecked on the rocks near New Big
In response to distress signals a
dozen fishermen went out in a fishing
boat which was struck by a heavy sea
A lifeboat subsequently picked up a
single survivor, who was clinging' to
the fishing boat. The Anglia's crew are
The President's Wishes.
Washington, Dec. 10. President
Roosevelt has indicated to several
members of congress his strong de
sire that some acUon be taken as soon
as possible to strengthen the hands of
the interstate commerce commission.
Death List Totals Sixteen.
Burnett, Wash., Dec. 10. Four more
bodies, making 16 in all, have been re
covered from the coal mine here, thus
. 8ccountingr' ',,'v:"' - victims . of
CHARGES ARE IMPENDING
A Diplomatic Shakeup is Likely
to Occur After March 4,
Cbaneei Likely to Occur In Some at
the Important American Em
Washington, Dec. 10. The tenue of
cabinet officers and of ambassadors and
ministers to foreign countries contln
ues during the pleasure of the presi
dent. Custom, however, has estab
lished that this tenure practically
terminates with the term of the presi
dent by whom the appointments were
made, and the rule has been that the
officials named shall present their res
ignations soon after a presidential
election and in ample time to permit
the new president to either continue
them or name successors. That the
rule will be adhered to by those now
holding the offices named there is no
reason to doubt.
The common belief la that changes
will be made in the embassies at Lon
don, Paris, Rome, the City of Mexico,
and perhaps St. Petersburg. Ambassa
dor Tower is likely to remain at Ber
lin and Ambassador Storer at Vienna.
It is expected that numerous changes
will be made among the ministers.
Successors, It is known, are to be
named to Minister Conger, at Pekln,
and Minister Griscom, at Tokio.
While nothing definite can be
learned with regard to those who will
be selected for ambassadors and min
j isters, the general belief prevails that
Whitelaw Reid will succeed Ambassa
dor Choate. Mr. Reid wrs minister to
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Prarre from 1xSQ to TROV nn rUr Prool.
! France from 1S89 to 1892, under Presi
dent Harrison. It is believed there Is
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! will be tendered to Mr. Reid and tnat
he has signified
a willingness to ac-
THREE YEARS FOR DR.VERN0N
St. Louis Dentist Sentenced for
Bribery In Connection With Se
lection of Post Office Sites.
Hannibal, Mo., Dec. 10. Dr. J. B.
Vernon, who was conviGted, Friday
evening, in the United States district
court on the charge of paying a United
States agent , money to influence the
Kctio.n, of post ffice site3 at Moberly.
Kirksville and Columbia, was sen-
tenced by Judge Adams to three years
in the penitentiary. He was convicted
on six counts.
The judge, in sentencing Vernon, re
ferred to the fact that a number
people were going about seeking foi
an opportunity to bribe, and that he
regretted that there was no law by
which they could be reached.
A motion for a new trial was over
ruled and notice was given of an ap
peal. The bond was placed at $10,
000 and Vernon was taken to St
Louis, where he will be kept until the
appeal papers have been prepared and
he has an oportunty to furnish bond.
THE MINERS AGREE TO MOVE
Miners and Operator Reach a
Agreement in Snb-Distrlct IVa.
17, in West Virginia.
Charleston, W. Va.f Dec. 10. The
United Mine Workers of sub-district
No. 17 and the operators on Cabin
creek have reached an agreement. The
union miners who refused to vacate
the mine company houses agreed to
move and ' leave the field within two
weeks. The operators agreed to stop
evictions. All union miners will with
draw from the fild.
GOT IN BY A TIGHT SQUEEZE
The Battleship Alabama Docked at
Kevr York There W-s Only Six
Inches to Space.
New York, Dec. 10. With only six
Inches to spare, the battleship Ala
bama slid into dry dock No. 2 of the
Brooklyn navy yard. It was the first
time that an attempt had been made
to get a craft of the Alabama's size
into the docks. The achievement was
so notable that Washington was at
The legislative, executive and judi
cial appropriation bill was passed by
the house almost without change.
The Mysterious Securities on Which
Mrs. Chadwick Raised Money
Are All Laid Bare.
REPRESENT IN .THE AGGREGATE
NEARLY FOURTEEN MILLIONS.
Andreiv CarneRle'i Name Is Con
nected With All of Them, and the
Same Hand Appear to Have Pre
pared and Uieented All of the
Cleveland, O., Dec. 10. United States
Judge Francis J. Wing, presiding over
the court in Toledo, has signed an
order calling for a special session of
the federal grand Jury to meet here
Wednesday to consider the Chadwick
case. The order was signed at the re
quest of District Attorney J. J. Sul
livan. United States Marshal Chand
ler began the panel of the jury.
The mysterious "securities" held in
trust by Banker Ira Reynolds for Mrs.
Chadwick, which have been announced
as valueless in these dispatches, con
sist of the following:
A note for $5,000,000 bearing the
signature of Andrew Carnegie.
A certificate of trusteeship which
states that Carnegie has in his pos
session stocks and bonds " to the
amount of $7,500,000, held by him in
trust for Mrs. Cassie L. Chadwick. This
paper also bears the signature of Mrs.
These securities, supposed to repre
sent the vast amount of $12,500,000,
have been for the past three years the
principal basis on which Mrs. Chad
wick has conducted her financial sys
tem. The note for $3,000,000 is be
lieved to have been written and
signed by the same person who filled
out and signed the notes for $500,000
and $250,000 held by the Citizens' na
tional bank of Oberlin.
The note for $3,000,000 bears a much
earlier date than the others. It was
executed in the year 1902.
The document purporting to be Mr.
Carnegie's certificate of trusteeship of
Mrs. Chadwick's securities is In the
same handwriting. Not only is the
signature the same, but the body of
the note is the same writing.
According to this document the se
curities held by Andrew Carnegie for
Mrs. Chadwick consists of United
States Steel bonds, railway stocks and
Great Western railway stock in Eng
land. The three aggregate $7,500,000.
Added to the $12,500,000 "securities'
are the $300,000 and $250,000 notes held
by the Citizens' national bank of Ober
lin and the $500,000 note admitted to
exist by President Beckwith of the
Oberlin bank, making a total of $13,-
750,000. All these bear Andrew Car
negie s name. All these securities will
likely be placed in evidence in the
Cuyahoga county grand jury investiga
tion of the Chadwick affair here.
Banker Reynolds, it is reliably
stated, has personally loaned Mrs.
Chadwick his entire fortune. Attor
neys interested in the case, and who
have examined the "securities," say
they are not worth one cent"
HAS REGAINED HEIl NERVE.
The Woman Is Herself Again After
Her Temporary Weakness.
New York, Dec. 10. Mrs. Chadwick
has regained her remarkable nerve. In
prison she has thrown off that totter
ing gait and trembling weakness
which made her a conspicuous figure
wherever she appeared Thursday and
Dr. Levin, the city physician, looked
at Mrs. Chadwick Saturday morning
and declared he could see nothing the
matter with her. He said she could
undertake a journey without doubt as
to her ability to stand it.
Mrs. Chadwick attempted to correct
some of her erratic indiscretions. She
apologized to Attorney Carpenter for
disregarding his advice and demand
ing that the examination be waived
In the case against her in order that
she could return to Cleveland.
Mrs. Chadwick is very bitter against
her New York" friends whom she says
had not the moral courage to admit;
they were her friends by signing her
That Mrs. Chadwick lost her head
In her fury of anger over the fact that
for the want of $15,000 she had been
forced to go to the Tombs is shown
also by the fact that she now repudi
ates tne interview she gave out on
Thursday night half an hour before
she was taken to prison, but which
Is vouched for by the stenographers
who took it down.
PEORIA BANK ROBBED.
Bold Darllffht Robbery of tbe Peoria (IlLi
National Rank at Pistols
Peoria, 111., Dec. 10. The Peoria Na
tional bank, in the heart of the busi
ness district, was held up at broad
noon Saturday. The robbery was com
mitted by three men, who, with their
faces partly concealed by slouch hats,
rushed inside and, covering Teller
Frederick Bracken with two revolvers,
reached through the window and, seiz
in j about $500 in currency and silver,
The three men dashed out of the
building after warning everybody to
make a move, and, leaping into a bug
gy standing near, lashed the horse in
to a run.
The streets were crowded at th
time, and a crowd was immediately is
pursuit of the men, but at last ac
counts they had not been captured. '
COTTON WAREHOUSE PLAh
Movement in Progress Designed to
Benefit the Cotton Planter.
A. System of Co-Operative Ware
houses ThrouRhout the Southern.
States In Contemplation.
St. Louis, Dec. 10. Judge Eugene
Williams, of Waco, Tex., is In St. Louis
endeavoring to interest local capital
1st in the Texas cotton warehouse
scheme, which, he believes, will enable
the planter to fix the price of the sta
Judge Williams evolved the plan for
a system of warehouses throughout the
southern states, the planter, merchant
and capitalist co-operating, and he has
already secured the support of these
He hopes to secure financial assist
ance in St. Louis and believes it is only
a question of putting the proposition
concisely before the moneyed interests
to secure whatever backing Is neces
sary for the success of the venture.
His plan provides for the organiza
tion of auxiliary companies in each
county of the cotton-producing states,
the relations of the several companies
being similar to those of the individ
ual state to the national government.
He will discuss these plans in de
tail with some of the local capitalists,
who have large interests in the cotton-
producing states, and believes that
what has been done in the wheat mar
ket can be accomplished in cotton.
He proposes to have the cotton
stored in the warehouses, making the
consumer deal directly with the plant
er for the staple, the surplus staple Le-
Ing carried over from season to sea
son, if necessary. He believes that, In
this way, better and more uniform
prices will obtain.
ONE GOOD AS THE OTHER.
A. Sorto Carolina Solomon Who Had
His Onn Ideas on the Jus
tice of a Case.
Charlotte, N. C, Dec. 10. Because
her alleged partner in crime, M. W.
Thomas, a white man, was declared
inrocent by a white jury who found a
colored woman, Alice Jackson, guilty,
in the criminal court here, Judge W.
R. Allen declared to the trial judge
that he could not under the circum
stances sentence the woman and re
lease the man, and the judge ordered
her release. The - solicitor concurred
In the matter. While the formal
charge was an affray, it was alleged
that the man and the woman had been
guilty of improper conduct.
Willing; to Accept Rctlnced Repre
sentation if Fifteenth Amend
ment Is Repealed.
Washington, Dec. 10. Senator Till
man. has a scheme for the south ac
cepting the proposed reduction of rep
resentation in congress, a scheme in
which he thinks all leading public men
of the southern states will acquiesce.
He says that he, with others, will ac
cept the full and complete measure of
eduction proposed in the Piatt bill,
recently introduced in the senate, but
that in return they want the repeal of
the fifteenth amendment to the consti
tution, which enfranchises the negroes,
BOARD OF EDUCATION LOSES.
Salts to Recover Lands Formed Br
Accretions From the River De
cided In Favor of Holders.
St Louis, Dec. 10. Eight of the 41
suits brought by the board of educa
tion against certain property owners
in North St. Louis, to recover land
formed by accretions from the Mis
sissippi river, were decided in favor of
the defendants in the circuit court
Saturday morning. The suits were
;est cases and upon their outcome
inged the fate of the others.
Accretions from the river valued at
2,000,000 are involved.
TO REDUCE COTTON SUPPLY.
Alabama Merchants and Planters
Planning to Burn a Million
Bales of Cotton.
Montgomery. Ala., Dec. 10. A dozen
merchants and farmers of Scottsboro
propose to burn 1,000,000 bales of cot
ton to reduce the supply.
They offer to pro-rata a share of 50
bales each-with planters in Alabama,
Texas, Indian territory, Oklahoma,
Mississippi and Georgia.
Farmers are organizing to hold th
crop for ten cents. ,
Divorce Decree Set Aside.
Oklahoma City, Okla., Dec. 10. Th
decree of divorce granted to Mrs. Dor
othy Mason from Edmund T. Mason,
a millionaire silk merchant of New
York in 1896, was set aside in th
district court here on the ground that
it was secured by false representation.
Asks Students Not to Cheat.
Columbia, Mo., Dec. 10. Presidenl
Jesse, in an address to the senloi
classes of the state university, mad
a strong plea for honesty in examina
tions. He asked that the studente
themselves take up the matter at th
Think He isDell Mrirpby.
Terre Haute, Ind., Dec 10. Detec
tive Callahan arrested a man who gave
the name of Eugene Sullivan, but Cal
lahan is convinced he is Dell Murphy
wanted In St Louis for murder. H
answers the description in every par
All Except the Actual Fighting Men
Removing to the Heights
HEIGHT STRONGLY FORTIFIED,
COMMANDING SEft APPROACH.
Tne Japanese ranhing; Their Lines
of Work for Attacking- the Line
of Forts on Pine Tree Hill, Two
Blilss North of Port Arthur and
Shanghai, Dec. 10. All the Russians
In Port Arthur except the fighting men
who constitute the garrisons in th$
forts have retreated to Liaotishan, the
height at the southernmost part of the
peninsula, situated about six miles
southwest of the town and across the
This strongly-fortified height is 1,500
feet above the level of the sea. That
is the final position.
The Japanese , works designed for
attacking the line of forts near Song
shuhau (Pine Tree hill), two miles
north of the town, are progressing rap
idly. The Russian forts at Talyangkow
are commanded by 203-meter hill.
DESTROYERS IX HIDIXG.
The Smaller Russian Warships
Keeping- Oat of Harm's Way.
Tokio, Dec. 10. It is reported hera
that since the commencement of th
bombardment of the Russian fleet in
Port Arthur harbor the Japanese mil
itary observers on 203-meter hill havs
not seen anything of the Russian fleet
of torpedo boat destroyers, and it it
presumed it has taken shelter behind
The Japanese fleet lying off the en
trance to the harbor is constantly on
the alert in anticipation of an attempt
being made by any of the Russian
boats to escape and seek refuge in
Eome neutral port.
PREPARING FOR BALTIC FLEET.
Japanese Fleet Rearming: in Antici
pation of Rojestvensky's Advent.
Honolulu, Dec. 10. The British
steamship Dulwich recently landed in
Japan 400 heavy Armstrong guns and
3,500 tons of naval ammunition for the
purpose of regunning the vessels of
Admiral Togo's fleet in preparation for
meeting the Baltic fleet.
The mission and cargo of the Dul
wich were supposed to be secret, but
the vessel got aground on the Inland
sea, and part of the cargo had to be
removed to lighten the vessel. The
news was brought here by the steam
ship Mongolia and is considered abso
TORPEDO BOATS FOR RUSSIA.
They Are to Re Shipped in Sections
on a Liner as Merchandise.
Perth Amboy, N. J., Dec. 10. The
torpedo boats built at the Ramsey
shipyard in this city by Lewis Nixon,
for the Russian government, are leav
ing. Nine of them have been taken
apart and loaded on a barge, to be
towed to New York and shipped as
merchandise on a trans-Atlantic liner.
The tenth boat will cross the ocean
under its own power. Two six-cylinder
gasoline engines have been Installed.
Each Is expected to develop 300 horse
power. Together the engines will drive
the little boat at a speed of 20 knots
on hour toward the czar's dominions.
Under favorable conditions the boat
will make 25 knots. The nine boats
that have been taken apart occupy a
surprisingly small amount of space.
The parts of one size and shape are
packed together like spoons and fas
tened with stout wire. It is expected
that they will be on their way to
Europe within a few days.
Rnsslans in Ignorance.
St Petersburg, Dec. 10. The gov
ernment declines to accept as authen
tic the reports from Japanese sources
concerning the practical destruction of
t"he fleet in the harbor of Port Ar
thur, acd as a result the only news al
lowed to be made public is' tbre bare
fact that the Japanese are gaining
ground. There Is much anxiety over
the situation at the beleaguered port
THE WALL MURDER CASE.
Former State Representative Todd
Will Be Placed on Trial at
Nevada, Mo., Monday.
Nevada, Mo., Dec. 10. The celebrat
ed murder case of ex-State Representa
tive Dr. J. D. Todd for the killing or
Robert T. Wall, a wealthy stockman,
will be tried before Judge H. C. Tim-
monds at a special term of court, De
cember 12. Sheriff Harkreader has just
completed summoning - 200 witnesses
and a special venire of 60 jurymen.
Murdered In Russia.
St Louis, Dec. 10. lliss Esther
Bishop, of this city, has received In
formation that her brother, William
Betchuche, his wife, son, Raphael, and
daughter-in-law, Annie, were mur
dered recently at their home near Sta
tion Baar, in southern Russia.
Mine Officer Assaulted.
Bevier, Mo., Dec. 10. President Geo.
Colvllle of district No. 21, U. M. W. of
A., was assaulted, Friday, it is alleged,
by Eugene and Putnara Mills, leaders
of the miners who were denied work
on the resumption of the Black Dia