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The Weather. ;
Fair tonight and Sunday; colder to
night. Temperature at 7 a. m., 19; at
2:30 p. m., 18.
J. M. SHERIER, Observer.
All the fietos
All the Utme.
That The irgxij.
VOL. IAV. XO. 70.
SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 1905. FOURTEEN PAGES.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
Japanese to Take Forma
Possession of Port
BLOCKADE IS RAISED
Russian Holiday Unattended by
Any of the Usual Fes
tivities. Port Arthur. Jan. 7. The regular
Russian soldiers at Port Arthur march
ed out yesterday. The only troops
now in the city are volunteers.
Two fires started in Port Arthur
yesterday for which Stoessel apolo
gized. Il said the volunteers were
unaltie to control the populace. i
asked the- Japanese to enter Port Ar
thur immediately to keep order.
The formal entry of the Japanese
army has been fixed for Sunday.
I llama I brll Olebrall.
St. Petersburg. Jan. 7. With a
heavy heart Russia today celebrated
Christ mas. Trials of war losses at the
front had brought sorrow and mourn
ing to countless homes, and the usual
rejoicing was absent. In St. Peters
burg all departments of the govern
ment closed until Tuesday and intense
cold kept the people indoors. All the
ordinary public festivities and private
entertainments were omitted.
Kmperwr Tkaak. Amy mmd .Navy.
Tokio. Jan. 7. The emperor today
issued a rescript thinking (Jen. Nogi
the third army. Admiral Togo and the
combined Meet for the taking of Port
Arthur. Togo issued an order abol
ishing from today the blockade of Liao
! Jap Shipm May Eater
Iomlon, Jan. 7. A dispatch to the
Japanese legation from Toklo In con
firming the announcement of the
blockade of IJaoysiig peninsula adds:
"For the present, however, no ships
fixcept those in the Japanese govern
ment service will Im; allowed to enter
Irurla I plrle I jr lhui rtmrtl.
Tokio. Jan. 7. Admiral Kataoka re
jiorts that commanders of flotillas sent
to Kiao Chau and Chefou have return
ed satisfied that the German and Chi
nese authorities have completely dis
armed the Russian vessels which
sought refuge in those ports.
t'rn Able la Marra.
Port Arthur, Jan. 7. Of all the de
fenders of Port Arthur who held Nogi's
army at bay for so many months, only
G.43I were able to march out of the
city to the place appointed for the
Ail the rest were in hospitals, sick
or wounded, or were convalescing
from ncent sickness and wounds and
were unable to march. No other inci
dent of the surrender tells more graph
ically of the horrors of the siege.
'Kvery officer had to appear before
the Japanese commissioners, give his
name and rank, and stale whether he
would give his parole. Of the l.ll'
officers fully four fifths are in the hos
pitals. ily fmll ml IMaesa.
IHirt Arthur is full of typhus fever
and other contagious diseases. The
city must be thoroughly disinfected be
fore the Japanese ean fully occupy it.
Ok it's Headquarters. Jan. 7. The
Russians, in celebrating Christmas eve.
began a heavy rifle Are at lo last even
ing, opposite I.inihinipu. Their artil
lery Joined in and kept up two hours
the hardest firing known since the
Khakhe river was reached, gpreauing
along the whole front of Oku's army.
The Japanese sustained no damage,
and refused to reply.
Kaaalaa Admiral al 4 arfM.
St. Petersburg. Jan. 7. A Chefoo
dispatch says it is reported Rear Ad
miral Prince Ouktomsky and Rear Ad
miral Iiochlnsky hae arrived there in
disguise im board a launch.
HAD HARD FIGHT
Germans Bittle 50 Hours With
VYitbois in Af
rica. Berlin. Jan. 7. Commander In
Chief Von Trot ha of the German forces
la German Southwest Africa, cables
that Ma J. MtrlsUr ha 1 stubborn fights
Jan. 2. 3. 4. with I.) Wit hois and
occupied Grossnabas after & hours
fighting. The losses have not been
A TRAGEDY NEAR
IN THREE DEATHS
Joliet. I1L. Jan. 7. William Rayson.
after a family quarrel at the Higgiu
botham farm today fatally shot his
son Herbert, after which the old man
called Herbert's wife out to the barn
and shot and killed her and then shot
and fatally wounded himself.
SEVEN KILLED IN
Freight on Baltimore A. Ohio strikes
Sharp Curve and Overturns-
Four Dead Were Tramps.
Connellsville, Pa.. Jan. 7. A freight
train of 40 loaded cars was wreckel
at Glencoe, ten miles east of Sand
Patch tunnel on the Baltimore & Ohio
railway and five men were killed. One
was a substitute fireman. C. S. Beck
ley, and the others were tramps. The,
air hose coupling burst while the train
was in the tunnel and it ran away.
At Glencoe the engine jumped the
track and the train followed.
Fort Wayne. Ind., Jan. 7. J. R.
Good and F. G. Ungerer of this city,
signal men on the Pennsylvania rail
road, were killed by a west bound pas
senger train last night.
RIBBON WAS USED
Choked Young Peoria Married
Woman to Death in Her
HUSBAND IS UNDER ARREST
Believed to Have Committed the Crime
While Angry Twenty-Four
Peoria, Ill Jan. 7. Otis Botts. hus
band of the young woman found dead
in bed last night with a hair ribbon
tightly . bound about . her neck,, was
today arrested at the home of a negro.
His face was badly scratched, and he
was in a state of collapse, lie denied
all knowledge about the murder.
I baked to Death.
Peoria. 111.. Jan. 7. A piece of hair
rib'oon so tightly drawn around the
woman s neck that the detectives
could not untie the knot was the mute
evidence of the murder, of Mrs. Otis
Botts. a prominent young woman, who
had been married less than a year.
The body lay in the room for nearly
I hours before it was discovered yes
terday, and the husband has not been
seen since he entered the house with
A pillow bad been placed over the
girl's face, and on the door knob there
had been hung a towel, to prevent an?
one from seeing through the keyhole
from the outside. The face of the
woman was slightly scarred, showing
hat she had been struck.
Ilaabaaa of Hot lll-poallioa. -
Relatives and friends of the couple
say that the young husband is of i
hot disiMisition. The landlady said
hat she spoke to them Thursday af-
ernooii as they entered the house, and
hat they were apparently in the best
The officers believe that the murder
was prompted by Jealousy. They say
hat it would have been impossible for
he girl to have strangled herself in
he manner in which it was done. It
s their belief that she was struck in
he face after a quarrel and then
choked with the hair ribbon. There is
no clew as to the whereabouts of the
TO SELL INDIANA TOWN
Sheriff Given Authority to Satisfy
Judgment for 11,000.
South Bend. Ind., Jan. 7. The sher
ff of l.a Porte county, was given au-
hority in a writ of execution issued
in the circuit court of South Bend yes-
erday to sell Michigan City. Ind.. to
satisfy a Judgment against that city
for 11.0M in favor of Agnes II. Phil-
os. The writ is the result of a suit
tied In the I.aPorte circuit court by
tgnes Phillips who slipped on a de
ective sidewalk several years ago
nd was badly injured.
RECEIVER FOR TELEGRAPH CO.
Chicago S. Milwauke Accused of Hav
ing Misused Funds.
Chicago. Jan. 7. Judge Dunne to
day appointed the Hibernian Bankin
association receiver for the Chciago
& Milwaukee Telegraph company and
National Telegraph company. The
complainant is the MM!and Telegraph
eotspany. which alleges SvO.ooO real
'zed on the sale of bonds was misused
by the other companies in paying ex
Town of Yarmouth Inun
dated and Great
RAIN AT PHILADELPHIA
Schuylkill River Out of Banks
Causing Much Property
London, Jan. 7. A tidal flood on the
east coast this morning caused an
enormous amount of damage at water
ing places from Scarborough as far
south as Dover. Nearly all parts of
the town of Yarmouth were inundated,
and hundreds of houses flooded.
Daaaaa: at Philadelphia.
Philadelphia. Jan. 7. The effects of
last night's heavy rain and gale are in
evidence today in all sections of the
city and environs. The most serious
results is the swollen condition of the
Schuykill river, which Is 17 feet above
normal at Manayunk. a suburb. Four
teen mills closed as a result of the
flood and 4,000 hands are idle.
HE SWINDLES HIS MOTHER
Boasts He Has Worked Her For $7,000
Pittsfield, 111., Jan. 7. Earl Barton,
a young man about 2C years of age.
son of W. T. Barton, who moved from
Rock port to Arkansas, where he died
a year or two ago, was arrested last
Thursday at Pearl on a charge of for
gery, and taken before 'Squire Patter
son, and upon waiving examination,
his bond was fixed at $1,000 and he was
returned to jail to await developments.
The young man. it is reported, has bee.i
engaged in forging checks for the past
year, many of which, it is claimed, have
been made good by his mother, who
now resides in Louisiana, Mo., and
whom he is said to have-boastingly
told Officer Altlzer. who arrested him,
that he had "done" for about $7,000.
A few years since he married a girl
in Arkansas and later they separated,
and It is reported his wife brought
suit for damages against his mother for
alienating his affections and secured a
judgment for $1,200. His family and
relatives in this county are of high
standing and are to be sympathized
with, and in no way censured for hfs
FATAL BLOW STRUCK
SUGAR BEET BOUNTY
Nebraska Supreme Court Affirms De
cision of Lower Body Against
Collection of Premiums.
Lincoln. Neb.. Jan. 7. The supreme
court of Nebraska has declared uncon
stitutional the sugar beet bounty law
enacted at the legislative session of
1S95. which provided a Iwninty on
sugar manufactured from Nebraska
grown beets. Subsequent legislatures
refused to make an appropriation for
the payment. The Oxnard Beet Sugar
company and Norfolk company had
brought suit to collect $40,000 in prem
iums, and the lower court decided
against the companier. On an appeal
the supreme court affirmed the decis
ion. ARGUES AGAINST TRUST
Attorney Miller Before Supreme Court
in Beef Combine Case.
Washington. D. C, Jan. 7. Argu
ment in the case of Swift & Co. vs. the
United States known as the beef trust
conspiracy case, was begun before the
supreme court of the United States
yesterday by Attorney Miller, of Chi
cago in behalf of the packers.
He attacked the bill of the govern
ment as insufficient in its failure to
allege facts necessary to constitute a
race of action and said that the
charges made are not facts but. con
clusions of law; that 'the commerce
charged is not interstate or foreign
commerce, and that even if it be in
terstate or foreign commerce, the facts
given constitute no violation of law.
Jobs All Taken.
Washington. JarT.- 7. Secretary
Murphy of the isthmian canal commis
sion today announced that all posi
tions under the commission which by
executive order, are exempt from civil
service examination, have been filled.
GEN. MILES PLACED
Oil DOUGLAS' STAFF
Washington. Jan. 7. rThe war de
part ment today assigned Gel Nelson
A. Miles as member of the staff of
Gov. Douglas, of Massachusetts.
OF LEADING COAL
Chicago, Jan. 7. The organization
of the Bering Coal company, a $3,000
000 . corporation under the laws of
Delaware, is reported here to mean
the consolidation of 14 of the leading
bituminous coal mining interests in
Illinois and Indiana, along the lines of
the Chicago & Eastern Illlinois and
Kvansville & Terre Haute railroads.
The offices of the new corporation are
to be located in Chicago.
FOES OF BISHOP TALBOT
DRAWING NEW CHARGE
Work is Being Hurried on a Present
ment Which Will Repeat Accusa
tions Originally Made.
New York, Jan. 7. A new present
ment against Bishop Talbot of the Cen
tral Pennsylvania diocese of the Prot
estant Episcopal church is now being
prepared by attorneys In Philadelphia
The work is being hastened and it is
believed that the necessary papers will
be ready to be signed within two
The presentment will be based chief
ly on the charges contained in the
first one, which has been withdrawn.
It will be signed by a number of per
sons in Bishop Talbot's diocese and
will then be brought to New York.
where other signatures will be affixed
It is not known just wben the new
presentment will be filed, ns the inten
tion is to give Bishop Talbot a reason
able time in which to bring his case
before the house of bishops. If he
should decide not to take such action
the document will be filed.
Gets Nomination for Office in Caucus
of Missouri Republican
St. Louis. Mo.. Jan. 7.--Thomas K
Niedringhaus of St. Louis, who has
been nominated for United States sen
ator, from Missouri by the republican
caucus of the legisla'tur at Jefferson
City, is the first republican to be elect
ed from that state to the United States
senate. Mr. Neidringhaus was chair
man of the republican state central
committee in the last campaign and
directed the work which gave the .flee
toral vote of the state to President
Roosevelt and resulted in a republican
A NAVY CHAPLAIN
Joseph P. McGrail Dismissed From
Navy on Account of(Scan
Washington, Jan. 7. thaplain Jos
eph P. McGrail has befcn dismissed
from the navy by order 3of the presi
dent. He was tried by court martial
on the charge of scandalous conduct.
PRESIDENT EXTENDS PARDON
Man Believed Wrongfully? Accused of
Killing Filipino Prisoners.
Washington, Jan. 7. The president
has pardoned Juan M. Gutierrez, now
serving a life sentence 'Jn prison at
Manila. He was convicted by a mili
tary commission of havingkilled pris
oners. The president's; action was
based upon the Information that the
testimony upon which Gutierrez was
convicted was unreliable.'
TO HEAD ILLINOIS WESLEYAN
Or. Franklin G. Barnes- of Anarga
Seminary is Chdsen.
Bloomington, 111., Jan. . At a meet
ing yesterday of the trustees of the
Illinois Wesleyan u0iversity Dr.
Franklin G. Barnes, president of On
arga seminary at Onafca, III., wa?
elected president, to succeed E. M
Smith, who has resigned after five
years' service. :
Colorado Legislative Tangle
May be Unraveled Late
in Day. .
Denver. Jan. 7. The legislature was
called to order at. 11:10 but recessed
until 4 when the decision of the su
preme court which is to be handed
down will probably determine whether
or not the committee of 15 was a le
gally constituted body and settle the
question whether the speaker or lieu
tenant governor has the right to pre
side over a joint session.
Tariff Talk at Meeting at
REVISE, OR NOT REVISE
More Likely to be Taken Up at
Extra Session Next
Washington, Jan. 7. President
Roosevelt is holding a conference with
Senators Aldrich. Allison, Spooner and
Piatt of Connecticut, and Representa
tives Cannon, Payne, Dalzell, Tawney
and Grosvenor, at which proposed re;
vision of the tariff and other legisla
tive questions are being considered.
During the morning the president had
talks with Senators Bevoridge, Nel
son and Lodge. Several topics were
discussed but no conclusions reached.
liota to Tariff Talk.
The The personnel of the delega
tion in attendance at the conference
this afternoon naturally would suggest
that matters relating to the tariff
would be the theme of discussion, as
the senators called by the president
are tariff experts and the representa
tives, except Speaker Cannon, are
leading members of the ways anil
means committee, which would initiate
any tariff legislation that it might be
deemed desirable to present to con
Will Advixe With Many.
The president has indicated it to be
his purpose to consult with the mem
bers of congress before recommend
ing any action regarding proposed re
vision of the tariff. Differences of
opinion have arisen as to what, if any
action is to be taken and an effort is
to be made at the conference to recon
cile those differences and. if ioss!l,,
determine upon a line of procedure
that will be satisfactory to republl
cans generally. The members will
speak for themselves, as Individuals
and for other republican members
with whom they have consulted re
garding the tariff question.
May 'oulilrr It ext Fall.
While there is but little probability
of action on the tariff question this
winter it is Intimated very strongly
that if action should be determined
upon, it will be taken next fall at an
LARGE QUANTITIES OF
Persons Returning Frc-n Europe With
Mrs. Chadwick Evaded the
Cleveland, O., Jan. 7. Investiga
ion into the charge that large quantl
ies of diamonds and jewels were
smuggled into this country by persons
returning from Europe with Mrs. Cas
sie u. Chadwick has resulted In tne
location by the United States officers
of $60,000 worth of gems and dia
monds. There will be no immediate
seizure of the property, but steps have
been taken to see that the smuggled
gems are not removed pending seizure
or whatever other method of action
the government sees fit to adopt.
OREST CONGRESS ADJOURNS
Ends by Adopting Resolution Address
ed to Legislative Bodies.
Washington, D. C.,-Jan. 7. The com
mittee on resolutions presented its
report to .the forest congress yester
day afternoon. The resolutions as
adopted urge on all legislative bodies
he full protection and preservation
of forests, and make the suggestion
having the same end in view. The
congress adjourned at night.
FOLLOWS WIFE IN DEATH
Woman Kills Herself With Paris
Green Husband Takes the Same.
Marion, Ind., Jan. 7. Mrs. Emma
Chrisiley was found dead in her home
last night with a bottle of paris green
in her hand. When the husband. Mel
vin Chrlstley, learned of the suicide,
he hastened home, and, swallowing
poison taken from tne vial which
his wife still held, he fell dead acros?
her form. Chrlstley recently had his
wife arrested. The trial was set for
FOR REST IN EUROPE
Boston. Jan. 7. George B. Cortel
you sailed for the Mediterranean today
on the liner canopic. lie is going
abroad for two months for' a needed
IS FOUND GUILTY
'Owensboro. Ky., Jan. 7. Rev. W.
W. Armer was today found guilty of
the murder of his son and sentenced
to 21 years imprisonment. The fath
er murdered the son because he had
gone to work for a fanner and had
refused to return home.
SHIPS WAR CRAFT
TO THE RUSSIANS
Lewis Nixon Believed to Have Started
Nine Torpedo Boats on the Way
. To Mikado's Enemy.
New York, Jan. 7. It is believed
that the sections which will event
ually compose nine torpedo boats, built
by Lewis Nixon, have been placed on
board a freight steamer somewhere in
New York harbor or bay. to be ship
ped to a Russian port. The sections
were loaded on to a barge at Perth
Amboy, N. J., and towed down the
harbor, where all trace of them was
lost. Mr. Nixon is silent as to their
destination. The Gregory, another
craft built by Mr. Nixon, also may
have been loaded bodily on the deck
of a transatlantic ship.
Sees Good in Measures Advocat
ed by the Republican
WERE URGED BY DEMOCRATS
Nebraskan Speaks as Guest of Honor
of Jackson Club, of Mem
phis. Memphis, Tcnn.. Jan. 7. A banquet
was tendered w imam .1. iiryan last
night by the Jackson club. Bryan,
speaking of the causes which, in part,
contributed to the recent defeat of the
lemocratic party, said that the plat
form adopted at Kansas City expresses
the views of more democrats than any
platform adopted since. He praised
several recommendations made by
President Roosevelt and spoke of him
as doing many good things.
tkv Support of MrDKiin-it,
He urged the democrats in congress
o support the president's recommenda
tion for legislation which will inform
he public iu regard lo campaign con
tributions and also the proposed en
largement of the scope of the inter
state commerce law.
EXPLORERS' BONES FOUND
Skeletons of Men Supposed to Have
Been With De Soto.
New Orleans. Iai., Jan. 7. While
building a gravel waik at his place
at Independence, 1-a., J. B. Cason dis
covered 2'J human skeletons, believed
to be the remains. of the men of De
Soto's expedition who were killed by
the Indians. History shows that a
party of De Soto's men en route from
Mobile to Natchez. Miss., were attack
ed and murdered by the Indians and
the bodies concealed.
CRUM GETS APPOINTMENT
Senate Confirms Him as Collector of
Washington, D. C. Jan. 7. The
nomination of W. D. Cruni, a negro,
to be collector of customs for the port
of Charleston, S. C, was confirmed by
the senate in executive session yes
terday by a vote of :3 to 17. Crum
had been nominated by the president
three times, and in addition has re
ceived three recess apiMiinlments.
Senator Tillman opposed the confirm
ation because he objected to the ai
pointment of a negro. His speech.
however, was based upon a denial of
the president's constitutional right to
make a recess appointment when ir
actual recess occurred.
END TO THE FLOUR TRUST
Order of Court Against United States
Flour Mills Company.
St. Paul. Minn., Jan. 7. Judge Ich-
rcn in the United States circuit court
has made the final order in a suit
which resulted in winding up the af
fairs of the United States Flour Mill?
company, known as the "flour trust.
against the companies. On an appeal
receivers and orders their discharge.
IOWA BANK IS BLOWN UP
Cashier at Traynor, Iowa, Unable to
Say If Cash Was Taken.
Council Bluffs, Iowa, Jan. 7. Word
received here trtday from Treynor.
Iowa, that the savings bank was dyna
mited last night and the building badly
wrecked. The cashier is unable to eay
if any money has been secured.
IS PIE FOR
Isaac Swan Tells Whole
ARREST AS ACCOMPLICE
Says He Merely Bought the
Poison Which the Young
Detroit. Mich.. Jan. 7. Isaac Swan.
who wn named by Mrs. Carrie Jos
lyn of Wheat iand township as her
accomplice in the poisoning of her
husband with arsenic, was arrested
here today. Swan was the hired roan
on the Joslyn farm.
Mrs. Joslyn in her confession claim
ed he bought the drug which she ad
ministered to her husband. Swan ad
mitted his complicity in the crime
lUtrn Not Hrnllav NerlouaarM.
Mrs. Joslyn. who Is confined In juil
at Mason, doesn't seem to appreciate
the gravity of her crime. She declares
she never wants to see Swan again.
Swan said today:
"I made a fool of myself for Mrs.
Joslyn because I loved her. I bought
the arsenic with which she killed her
husband. It was not me who thought
of the Idea, though. It was Mrs. Jos
"She had been working to kill him
for a long time. She Ihen wanted me
to get some arsenic and I did so."
Only Hought I'oIhod.
Swan Insisted he had nothing to do
with l he murder except purchasing the
'About a week before Joslyn lied."
continued Swan. "Mrs. Joslyn thought
he would not last much longer and
thought I had belter go away for a
while until the matter blew over. So
I went east and stayed there until I
got a letter from my brother saying
Joslyn was dead and buried. I camo
back not dreaming there was any trou
ble and was very much surprised at
my arrest today."
Slow ami Stupid.
Swan, who is slow and rather stupid
in speech, made his admission freely
and without reserve to the officers af
ter being taken to headquarters.
SIXTEEN HURT AT NEW YORK
Car Jumps Track, Throwing Occupants
Into Icy Water.
New York, Jan. 7. A trolley car on
the ririirilil vn llnnlil Trnnalf mmiinnv'it
line, carrying 40 members of the -Adi
rondack council of Royal Arcanum,
jumped the track on a curve at the
foot of a steep hill In Brooklyn early
today and was smashed, injuring 1G
(K'cupants and dumping them into slush
and water two feet deep. None of the
passengers was fatally injured.
DOCTORS REACH COLON LATE
Steamer Athos With American Dele
gates to Medical Congress Arrives.
Panama. Jan. 7. The steamer
Athos. from Baltimore, concerning
whose safety some anxiety was felt
here, arrived at Colon yesterday. Fif
ty delegates to the pan-American
congress wh) were passengers on the
steamer, were all well, but they ar
rived too late to take any part iu the
proceedings of the congress, which
closed last night.
EVANGELINE OUT OF CANADA
Teachers Say Poem is Anti-British and
Has Become Stale.
Toronto, Ont., Jan. 7. Longfellow'.
"Evangeline" has been banished from
British Columbia schools. Two rea
sons are given for this treatment of
the unhappy Evangeline. One Is that
the poem is tainted with an anti-Brit
ish spirit, and the other that, although
it is a beautiful and highly moral pro
duction, it is becoming stale to the
teachers from long use. Iamb's
"Tales from Shakespeare" also are to
be cut out of the school readers.
Defeats the Federal Officers
for Control of Mrs.
Cleveland, Jan. 7. Judge Wing, of
the federal court, today abrogated tho
recent order that no person should be
allowed to see Mrs. Chadwick in the
county Jail without a written permit
signed by the United States marshal.
This places Mrs. Chadwick absolutely
under the jurisdiction of the sheriff.