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J. M. SHKRIKK, Obwnrr.
VOL. LIV. XO. 129.
FRIDAY, MAKCII 17, 1903.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
KUROPATKIN DISMISSED i DISGRACE;
BITTEREST REBUKE CZAR EVER GAVE
No Word of Praise for
er of Army.
RETURNS TO PRUSSIA
Gen. Linevitch's Task of Saving
Army Remnants Near
St. Petersburg. March 17. With the
Japanese holding on the heels and
flanks of the remnants of the broken,
defeated Russian army, Kuropatkin,
the idol of the private soldier, has been
dismissed in disgrace and Gen. Line
vitch, commander of the first army, ap
pointed to succeed him in command of
all the Russian land and sea forces op
erating aga!nst Japan.
The word disgrace is written in large
letters in the laconic imperial order
gazetted which contains not a single
7' : -
tJt mr 1 1 if
OK.NEr.AL ALEIEI KVKOPATKIN.
word of praise. It alo disposes of the
rumor Kuropatkin has asked to be re
lieved. Russian military annals con
tain no more bitter imperial rebuke.
m n Surprise.
While it was known the war council
had already decided to supplant Kuro
patkin altar the Mukden disaster, the
dTlsion to confer the task of saving
the remainder of the army on 1-ine-vitch
in the very midst of its flight, al
though bruited last night, came as a
It transpires the emperor, upon the
advice of lien. Dragomcroff and War
Minister Sakharoff, determined the
step was necessary when it became ap
parent yesterday morning that Kuru
paikin. while tuno ni rat ing for a stand
at Tie pass, seemed unaware that the
Japanese had worked around westward
again and practically allowed himself
to be surprised.
t.rlprnhrr llnd I rift urn re
Old reports brought by (Sen. Uripen
berg regarded Kuxopat kin's failing
mentality also had influence. Under
the circumstances, therefore, it was
considered imperative, in view of the
exceedingly perilous position of the
army, to turn over its command to!
liinevitch, who aJone had been able tv'
bring off his army in order after the!
battle of Mukden. Hi record (hiring
the Chinese war had also demonst rated
his capacity as commander.
Kuropatkin will return to St. Peters
t'rfr of (el. I.lnr ll-h.
IJeut. Gen. Unevitch, the new com
niander of the Russian forces is in the
With year of his age. He was fighting j
in the Caucasus when 21. nxk part in j
the Kusso-Turkish war of 1K77-7. and.
lias since men taken part in ail Kus
da"s Asiatic campaigns. M.inevitch
was prominent in the relief of the lega
tion at Pekin.
He is greatly belovl by the sol
diers iK-cause of his constant solici
tude for their welfare.
linn ItrotM-ratr Tk,
Th task confided to I.inevitch of
withdrawing what is left of the great j
army of r.o'U'et. men to Harbin is a
desp rate one. He is hemmed in on
all sides. (Un. Kaniamura presumably;
is pressing northward through the
moMtitains eastward ready to swoop
down. Nogi and Oku are on the west
of the Kusian forces, and the whole
line of railroad i? threatened, if not
already cut. and Chinese bandits r.rf
even report si to be in the rear of
Harbin. A consummation of the Muk
den disai-ter is feared.
wfbinz Krn Kront.
Nothing further has arrived fpm
the" front, but it is feared the decoy
battalions, which had hardly n-overed
from the demoralization ef liie Mukden
AMERICAN ARMY OFFICERS III THE
SEAT OF HOSTILITIES ACCOUNTED FOR
Washington, March 17. Lieut. New
ton A. McCully, representative of the
United States navy with the Russian
forces in Manchuria, wa3 heard from
today for the first time in three
months, for a long time he was with
the besieged forces in Port Arthur but
before the fall of that fortress he was
permitted to go to Vladivostok from
retreat, have again been thrown into
confusion by Oyama's relentless, merci
less pursuit. The war office greatly
fears more of the siege and field guns
which Kuropatkin managed to save at
Mukden have been sacrificed in the
hurried flight from Tie pass.
The questions of ammunition and
food are also vital, as it is known the
Russians were compelled to burn fur
ther stores at Tie pass, where the
commissariat was only beginning to
feed the half-famished troops, when the
new retreat was ordered.
But in the face of possibility of tho
complete loss of the army and the ad
mitted fact that Vladivostok is already
possibly lost, the emperor still shows
no signs of yielding. Preparations for
continuing the war on a larger scale
than ever are proceeding.
i.rt-ntPMl In lllotor).
With the Japanese Left Armies,
March 1G. (Delayed.) The pursuing
army fully occupied Tie pass at mid
night after a severe fight, the Russians
retiring north in confusion after set
ting fire to the railroad station and
The successful conclusion of the ar
my's mission makes the movement the
greatest of modern history. The armies
covered almost ninety miles in a fort
night, practically fighting every inch of
Ft is not probable the Russians will
make another stand south of Harbin.
ItUDiiir It jillroioi 1.h Cut.
St. Petersburg. March 17. There I:
a persistent rumor that railroad com
ituaications have been cut behind the
Russian , army. No official dispatches
have been given out up to 7 p. m. and
no private or press dispatches have
Ilurnril l iiip Dit.
Tokio. March 17. A telegram re
ceived today from army headquarters
?n the field says:
'The railway station at Tieling Is a
splendid structure, and its arrange
ments are equal to those of the station
"The enemy's provisions and fodder,
piled around this station, were set on
fire and two-thirds of the material de
'We have captured numerous spoils.
but have had no time to investigate
"A great number of prisoners have
been taken in the fight, but details of
their capture have not been obtained
Oynma t rlrnmnl.
Oti s Headquarters, March 15. ( De
layed, t Oyama and staff entered Muk
den this afternoon.
Chinese officials welcomed them and
thousands of Chinese congregated in
the streets to witness the entry. Build
ings and streets were decorated -and
thousands of Japanese flags were exhibited.
ALVA ADAMS OUSTED FOR PEABODY
COLORADO LEGISLATURE VOTES 51 TO 41 TO DISPLACE DEMOCRATIC
GOVERNOR AND SEAT REPUBLICAN LATTER HAS PROM
ISED TO RESIGN, LETTING M DONALD IN.
Denver. Colo., March 17. James H.
Pea body yesterday afternoon won his
contest for the governorship from
which he retired on Jan. 10, after serv
ing a term of two years, but this
victory was achieved only after he hail
given his pledge to resign and surren
der the chair to Lieut. Gov. McDonald.
The vote in joint convention of the
general assembly by which Adams was
ousted and Pea body installed was T.l
to 41. Ten republicans voted with
the democratic members for Adams.
IMrdltea to Krlirc.
At a conference at which the bar
gain was made, pledges were given
the independent republicans by the
heads of four large corporations who
have been active supporters of Pea
body that he would retire after being
seated and permit the lieutenant gov
ernor to take the office of governor.
Adams, who spent the day packing
his effects, surrendered his office to
Peabody shortly after 5 o'clock. Scores
of letters, telegrams and telephone
messages had reached the executive
chamber during the day urging Adams
to hold his seat by force, but he de
cided to ignore this advice.
llto4jr Thaaka ltciMlatar-.
Gov. Peabody was escorted before
which place he subsequently proceed
ed north and joined Kuropatkin's
army near Mukden. Today a cable
message was received from him say
ing Capt. Judson and Col Hvxd
probably had been captured but that
Maj. McComb was "allright." The
persons named are American army of
ficers engaged in observing the opera
tions of the Russian forces.
PLAN AN ATTACK
Venezuelans Circulate Pamphlet
Outlining War With
WOULD INVADE NEW ORLEANS
Propose to Send Army of 30.0CO Men
to Avenge Alleged Insults by
Willemstad, Island of C'uracoa, March
17. According to trustworthy advices
received here, the situation in Venezu
ela is unchanged both internally and as
to foreign affairs, except that rela
tions between President Castro and
the various legations at Caracas are a
little more strained. Castro has now
ceased to talk with European repre
sentatives concerning Venezuelan in
debtedness and the recent recall of An
tonio Velutina. who has been in Eur
ope endeavoring to settle with the
British and German bondholders, is re
garded as an indication that the nego
tiations have failed.
Castro maintains his belligerent at
titude and continues to make military
preparations. He apparently regards
an attack on Porto Cabello and Ia-
uayra as probable and has mounted
six new French six-inch guns and a
number of 6mall guns on the heights
overlooking these iorts and has avail
able three small coast defense vessels.
Would Attnrk w OrleiinM.
Castro's attitude is reflected in a
pamphlet just issued through one of
his advisers to which plans for sending
30.000 Venezuelans against New Or
leans are disclosed. The pamphlet
urges the public to avenge the insults
offered Venezuela by Americans and !
declares that the invasion of the .Mis
sissippi valley would be the most ef
fective means of curbing the power of
the United States.
HAYS LEAVE FOR EUROPE
They Will be Absent From Washing
ton About Two Months.
Washington, March 17. Secretary
and Mrs. Hay left. Washington today
to be absent about two months. They
sail tomorrow for Europe. Mr. Atfe
is acting secretary of state.
Cockrell Gains One.
Jefferson f'ifv Mn Mlnh 17 Th
. - ' . -. w., --.! 1 . At. 1 I I .
legislature took tnrce ballots for sena
tor today without result. The last bal
lot: Crockrell. SI'; N'iedringhaus,
Parker. U5; Warner, 11.
the joint assembly by a committee af
ter the adoption of the report and res
olutions restoring him to the office of
governor. He was greeted with
cheers. The oa:h was administered
by Chief Justice Gabbert, Peabody
thanked the members of the legisia
ture for having "done their duty." He
said that his election would do away
once for all with criminal elections
and if this end was attained great good
would come to the state.
I'm body 'I nk.ro lonKln.
Pealdy, accompanied by Adjt. Gen.
Bell and a number of friends, went1
directly to the governor's chambei
after the conclusion of the inaugura
tion ceremony. Adams had left when
Peabody arrived, but the retiring gov
ernor's private secretary. Alfred Pa
tek. was still in the office. Peabody
introduced himself to Patek. remark
ing that he had been seated as gover
nor and offered to shake hands.
Soldier A Mark Patrk.
Patek drew back and uttered a con
temptuous remark, which caused Col.
Cross to seize Patek and demand that
he repeat the remark. Before Patek
could reply, Rell separated the men.
Peabody remained in the ofSce
about 2Q minutes.
OUT OF PATIENCE
Washington, March 17. France has
officially informed the United States of
the action of the Venezuelan govern
ment against the French Cable com
pany which she regards as high-handed,
and intimates that French patience is
rapidly being exhausted by the conduct
of affairs in Venezuela. It is probable
the French ambassador will confer
with President Roosevelt next week for
the purpose of learning the policy
which this government proposes to fol
low in Venezuela so the French govern
ment may adopt a similar line if pos
sible. COMPETITION FOR
THE PAPER TRUST
Leading Publisher Interested in Big
Concern Incorporated in
Augusta. Maine, March 17. Articles
were filed today with the secretary of
state for the incorporation of the Pub
lishers' Paper company, with a capital
stock of $G.oMi.MtO. The purposes of
the corporation are varied.
It is understood many members of
the American Newspaper Publishers'
association are interested in the new
company and that ultimately the cor
poration will furnish paper for leading
newspapers of the United States.
TWO BLACKS DEAD
AND TWO CAPTURED
Result of a Battle With Officers in
Greenville, Miss., March 17. Offi
cers who went from here yesterday to
arrest the negroes who shot Deputies
Duke and Leonard at Dudley last nigTit
returned last night with two dead ne
groes and two prisoners. The dead j
men were killed during a battle be
tween the officers and negroes assem
bled in a house wliere it was believed
the suspect was hiding. Much excite
ment prevails and it is feared that the !
GOES TO WEDDING
President and Mrs. Roosevelt At
tending Marriage of Rela
tives, Who Are Cousins.
CEREMONY IN NEW YORK CITY
Escorted Into the Metropolis by Dele
gation of Ancient Order of
Washington, March 17. President
Roosevelt left Washington at 7 this
morning for New York on a special
train over tho Pennsylvania railroad.
He was accompanied by Mrs. Roose
velt, Secretary Loeb. Dr. Stokes, M. A.
Latta, the president's personal stenog
rapher, two secret service officers, and
Mcl By Hlbrrniann.
New York, MArch 17. President
Roosevelt arrived at Jersey City early
this afternoon. The party was met
by a delegation from he Ancient Or
der of Hibernians in carriages and es
corted to the ferry for New York.
( ! ill Irry.
An his arrival in the city the pres
ident went to the home of his aunt,
Mrs. James A. Roosevelt to remain
until : o'clock, when he will go to
the home of Henry V. Farish, Jr., to
attend the marriage of his niece. Miss
Ellenore Roosevelt, to Franklin Dela
no Roosevelt, her cousin.
LOAN OF 3100,000,000 ASKED
Russia is Preparing to Float Another
issue of Bonds For War,
St. Petersburg. March 17. An in
ternational credit loan of fliMi.ftoo.ooo
on a five per cent basis is now being
negotiated by the ministry of finance.
The -loan will be floated presumably
in a short time.
Lot Thomas Dead.
Sieiux City. Iowa. March 17. Former
Congressman Lot Thomas, of the Elev
enth Iowa district, died today at Yuma.
Ariz. He was on his way to I.os An-pe-les
in search of health. Thomas'
home is at Storm Lake, Iowa.
Cattle Man Dead.
Santa Fe. N. March 17. R. S.
Benson, one of the best known cattle
t me n of the southwest and who held
i important positions in Iowa before com-
ing o New Mexico, dropped dead yes-
terday at his ranch near Carlbad.
NEW ARRAY OF
DISAGREE WITH J0RDAH AS TO CAUSE
OF DEATH OF MRS, LELAi STANFORD
Honolulu, March 17. M. Edmund announced their conclusions that the
Shorey, chemist of the United States
agricultural station and Drs. Wood,
Murray and Humphris have signed a
statement replying to Prof. Jordan
and Timothy Hopkins who recently
DECIDES TO GO ON
Administration Will Continue to
Collect San Domingo Rev
nues Till Fall
WHILE SENATE CONSIDERS
Morgan Protests Against Leaking Out
of Secrets of Executive
Washington, March 17. In view of
the expected adjournment of the pres
ent extra session of the senate with
out favorable action upon the pending
Dominican treaty, it is understood the
state department has eletermined tc
proceed with the collection of cus
toms at Puerta Plata and Monti
Cristi under the terms of the arbitra
tion award last year.
Jn'rl l.rukril Out.
Washington, March 17. When the
senate convened today Morgan sent to
the desk an account of the executive
session proceedings of yesterday,
printed in Washington papers. When
the reading was concluded. Morgan ad
dressed the senate, protesting against
the character of the report and con
dtmning any persons, whether mem
bers of the senate or not. who dhulge
executive session secrets.
He submitted a resolution directing
the senate committee on foreign rela
tions to make inquiries into the proto
col of Jan. 31, l'to:;, and award to the
San Domingo Improvement company of
July 14. 1DH1.
He asked that inquiry be made ti
ascertain whether there was any fraud
or oppression used and what had been
the proceedings in bringing about the
execution and enforcement of the
award. On an objection by Culhim the
resolution went over under the rules.
WAS GOVERNOR OF HAWAII
Brig. Gen. Thomas H. Barker Dies at
New York Home.
New York, March 17. Brig. Gen.
Thomas H. Barber, first military gov
ernor of Hawaii, who served many
years in the regular army, died at his
home here. Heart disease was the
Denver, Ceil., March 17. George 1-2.
Pollac. professer of language's of Den
ver university, died today, after a lin
Call For Bank Statement.
Washington. March 17. The comp
troller of the currency has issued a call
for a statement of the condition of na
tional banks March 11.
DINNER TO HEAL THE WOUNDS OF WAR
EMPEROR WILLIAM TO DINE WITH FRENCH AMBASSADOR, FUNC
TION BEING THE FIRST 0.p THE KIND SINCE WAR OF
1870 HAS SIGNIFICANCE.
Berlin, March 17. Emperor William
will dine with P. L. Bihourd, the
French ambassador tonight. As this
is the first time since the war with
France that a Prussian sovereign has
eaten at the French embassy certain
Io!itical interest attaches to the inci
dent, though it can only be taken as
a straw indicating that the French
government is willing to give and re
ceive the significant courtesy.
trmrh linir Ilrr n (Old.
The emperor has desired better re
lations with France but the French
have been reluctant to show that they
even in small things have forgotten
the past. The suggestion that the em
peror dine with Ambassador Bihourd
came from the French side.
During a conversation last March
betwetn Chancellor Von But-low and
Bihourd some allusion was made to the
cookery at the embassies and the am
"I have a corjk who is the best in
Berlin. I think perhaps his majesty
would like to make a comparison."
I'al OV far m lrr.
The chancellor replied Lis majesty
Ail SENT AT
death of Mrs. Stanford was due to
natural causes. They characterize
the statement of these gentlemen as
astonishing, and reiterate their fit.ding
that strychnine was the cause of
WORKING GIRL IS
CHOKED IN HOTEL
New York Mystery Partially Solved
Man Supposed Guilty is
New York. March 17. The body of
the girl found in a New York hotel last
night with evidence that she had been
strangled, was today identified as Ma
mie Dennis, a working girl who liveil
in Jersey City. The man who hired
the room in which the body was found
is still missing today.
NOT TO BE MOVED
Judge Graves Denies Petition For In
junction Filed by Mrs. Ann
Judge E. C. Graves, in the circuit
court at Cambridge yesterday, gave a
decision in the case of Mrs. Ann C.
Burrall against the American Tele
phone and Telegraph company, for an
injunction to prevent the "company
from maintaining wires on a road ex
tending through property owned by
her. The case had been pending for
about a year. and a volume of testi
mony was heard before the master in
chancery. Attorneys Stelck & Stur
geon of this city represented the plain
tin", while Adair Pleasants acted for
the defense. The decision of the court
was that there was not sufheivnt
grounds for the injunction. The suit
involved the right of the company to
use the road for about two miles.
LECTURES ON MORMONISM
Two Will be Given in Rock Island
By James L. Hoar.
James L. Hoar, state president ef
the Epworth League, will deliver his
lecture on "Mormonism" at the Y. M.
C. A. men's meeting Sunday afternoon.
March 2J. There will be no admission
charged. Mr. Hoar is to give the lec
ture Saturday evening, March 25, tin
der the auspices of the young people
ef the Spencer Memorial church, at
the church auditorium. Mr, Hoar's
leeture is illustrated with stere'eipt.i
con views, and is an excellent treat
ment of the religion which he terms
the "Religious Octopus of America."
The lecturer spent six years in I'tah,
and will tell ef the Stnoot exposure,
the Roberts expulsion, and tho more
recent investigation of the Mormon
church by congress.
liked good cooking and wemld doubt
less appreciate the opportunity to try
the Frenchman's cooking. Some days
later But-low told Bihourd the emperor
would not dine out any more that sea
son but would be pleased to try his
cook next year.
Ambassador Bihourd has a reputa
tion here for giving jolly bachelor din
ners. STOP LAYING OF OIL LINE
Board of Supervisors of Peoria Halt
Peoria. 111., March 17. The loard of
supervisors of Peoria county have rt-fus-d
jk rmission to the Prairie Oil
& Gan company, the Kansas branch of
the Standard Oil company, to lay a
p;je lino from Kansas to Indiana,
across certain highways in the north
ern part of the county. I'nless the
board reconsiders, the work fn the line
will have to stop.
Vote On the Bribery Case.
Springfield, I1L. March 17. The
grand Jury yesterday afternexjn tek a
formal vote? em the Kinsella legislative
bribery case. Opiniem is divided an to
the reult. R-presentaf ive Comerford
, insula that a true bill will be voted.
ONCE TO EAST
Czar Still Shows No Sign
of Starting Peace
PICKS SEASONED MEN
Restlessness Already Apparent
Over Determination to
St. Petersburg, March 17. Tue dic
tum has gone forth that another army
or 450,000 men is to be dispatched to
the far east ami in order to avoid de
lay it has been decided that instead or
sending only reserve men to form the
new armies a large number of the
regular units will be sent leaving the
reserves to replace the regulars in gar
rison duty at hemie. Separate armies
are to be organized under Gens. Gred
e'koff, Gripenberg and Karamoff.
K-evt Much Trouhlr.
Even in the most optimistic quar
ters, however, it is realized that a
general mobilizatiem is likely to be ac
companied by widespread disorders
unless the composition and functions
e)f popular representation under the
imperial rescript are more satisfac
tory than now appears probable.
- HitklnK I'roitrrM.
Practically m progress is beinR
maele by the' Bouligan commission.
The emperor has been so much occu
pied with the; war situation he has
twice peistponed action on Boullgan's
recommendations and the latter Is rep
resented to be so dissatisfied he de
sires to resign and turn over his work
to his assistant.
1UHt l-'lttht Toko.
The war council. It is understood,
has definitely decided Vice Admiral
Rojestvensky shall continue his voy
age and give battle to the Japanese
in the forlorn hope of wresting cemtroT
of the sea from Admiral Togo.
In the meantime the completely dis
heartened ranks of those who are cry
ing for peace are growing, the strany
est,cenvert being Prince Mestchersky
who. as is shown by bis article In
Grashdinln this morning, has become
suddenly a zealous advocate of re
form, declaring te make an end ol
war would not require iuere heroism
than to conclude peace after victory.
Thankful For lrfrt.
He thanks God for sending defeat
instead of victory, which he says
would only cover with laurels the gap
ing wounds and miseries of a poverty
stricken people and "badly fed and
badly clothed but heroic soldiers, Jus
tifying robbery of a peaceful country."
Trouhle In llrrvtlntc.
Warsaw. March 17. Much uneasi
ness is felt here and at Ixidz in view
of the forthcoming mobilization of re
serves. Workmen in tho big factories threat
en to strike tomorrow and some; men
in the smaller factories quit teday.
IS HUNDRED TODAY
Professor of Singing University of
London, Decorated by
Iondon, March 17. Manual Garcia j
the well-known professor of the Rins
ing university of IxukIoii and inventor
of the laryngoscope. Is celebrating hla
100th birthday today in remarkably
good health. King Edward, Emperor
William and the king if Spain all dec-
orated him today.
VON BUEL0W WARNS OF
German Chancellor Says Party Seeks
to Embroil European Powers
lUrlin, Match 17. Addressing thj
re-lrbstag yesterday. Chancellor Von
Butlow reaffirmed that the fsociallst
party was tee-king to embroil Germany
and Russia, as it has done everything
poKsible to embroil Great Britain and
Russia by poisoning public opinion re
garding the North sea incident. Bue
low Kpoke at some length on the dan
ger of the socialists undermining In
stitutions, and said that he was con
vinced the civilized world ttotne day
weiuld unite In a destructive war
McCaskrin Talks at Springfield.
Springfield, 111., March 17. Repre
sentative G. W. McCaskrin addrenned
a large mee-ting of independent voters
last evening in the Interests of the lo
cal iad'-jt ndent municipal ticket.