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VOL. LIV. NO. 133.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 1905.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
SUCCESS OF LlteiTCH'S RETREAT
FIRST EVIDENCE BEING
TAKEN IN BEEF HEARIN
REVIVES THE RUSSIAN WAR SPIRIT
FIVE MEN MARKED FOR DEATH AT
TRIAL IN KENTUCKY COURTROOM
James Hargis Ordered Anderson White to Commit
Wholesale Murder, Latter Testifies
in Hearing for Bail.
Army Expected to Fight
to Save Vladivostok
JAPS ARE DISTANCED
Action at Sea Prospect of Near
Future Rojestvens ky
Soon to Sail.
St. Petersburg, March 22. The re
treat of the Russian army, from the
latest reports, evidently is being con
ducted in splendid fashion. In four
days actual marching after leaving
Tie pass the rear guard has fallen
back 70 miles and the heads of the
columns are already entering Gunsbu,
40 miles further north, keeping up
with the Japanese column marching
north over grand trade route.
t'aaaot 1'rraa Hear.
With bridges and railroads destroy
ed behind the Russians, the Japanese
are unable to press the rear and ac
cording to information received from
the front it is believed the bulk of
Oyama's army is still at Tie pass, the
flanking column being comparatively
This news may, however, prove in
correct. For two days there has been
some skirmishing accompanied by ar
tillery exchanges between the Japa
nese on the grand trade route and Rus
sians screening the retreat, showing
they are In constant contact.
W Mar Make a Stand.
tih the crossings of the Sungarl
VjJr at Chantihitu protected many
limitary men here believe Linevitch
while preparing to withdraw to Har
bin, will attempt U hold the line from
Kuauchantest to Klrin so as to con
trol the rich Sungarl valley as a
source of supply for the army. -The
Japanese advance to Kirin would be
equivalent to the Isolation of Vladivos
tok. Itrvlvra War Spirit.
The war office points to the fact that
Linevitch was able to give his troops
a day of rest as being the best evi
dence (hat compute order has been
restored and stories of demoralized
Might are untrue. The chances of
continuance of the war are encour
aged by the somewhat better outlook
for the Manchurian army, the success
of the internal loan and the announc
ed departure of the squadron com
manded by Kojestvonsky eastward.
. I.lurvltfh Wlrra.
St. Petersburg. March 22. A dis
patch fro.n Linevitch. dated the 21st,
"Yesterday Japanese cavalry detach
ments appeared in front of our advance
Iosts. Behind the cavalry were in
fantry, who halted at the village of
o llr-nd fur Anuf.
Prince Outskomsky. editor of Veid
mosti. declares peace is imperative be
cause there is no bread for the army.
AH the grain accumulated at Harbin
is assorted to have been taken to Muk
den or transported south by the Chi
nese. Klr-t Soon to Hovr,
St. Petersburg. March 22. At the
admiralty it is strongly intimated Ro
Jestvensky will effect a Juncture with
Admiral- Nebokatoof within 10 days and
then proceed to meet Admiral Togo.
IN GOOD ORDER. THOUGH
THEY TRAVEL RAPIDLY
Gunshu Pass. March 22. Kuropat
kin reached hvre today and was given
a great ovation. The Russian rear
guard is now at Sipininghai. "0 miles
north of Tie pass. The Japanese are
slowly pursuing but not energetically
pressing the rear. Apparently Oyama
is holding his main army at Tie pass.
Umlrojlcc Itoad aad Urldra.
When the Russians evacuated Tie
pass March 15 one span of the bridge
. ver the Tehal river, which flows in
to the IJao river just north of the
town, was destroyed by dynamite im
mediately after the last train had been
dispatched northward, and as the army
moved northward the bridges and rail
road were disabled and everything in
the shape of stores, etc., which could
r.ot be taken was burned.
Jaaa A r" Iadr-lalve.
Seme desultory artillery fire was
heard on the extreme right as the re
treat progressed but the Japanese ap
peared to be indecisive. Their pur
suit lacked strength in spite of four
days' rest at Tie pass which gave the
Russians a chance to reform after the
hardships they had suffered and they
tok up their march in an orderly
fashion pressing forward, however, at
eucb a pace that many horses and cat
tie In the transport train were ex
San Domingo, March 22. A cable
message was received here yesterday
announcing that the United States sen
ate had ratified the Dominican conven
tion and Is causing an unpleasant im
pression. GASOLINE CAUSES A FIRE
Two Die in Blaze in Home at Shelton,
Sioux City. Iowa. March 22. Mrs.
Harland Newton, of Shelton, Neb., and
son aged 9, perished in a fire here to
day at the home of her daughter. Mrs.
Arthur Kneedson. The fire was caus
ed by gasoline.
hausted and left dying by the road
side. (Id Several Itoadn.
Like an endless serpent the army
trained over the vast rolling country
moving all during the day and over
half a dozen meandering roads paral-J
lei with the railroad.
Thirty miles were covered the first
day, Kaiyun being left behind March
10. The rear guard evacuated Chang
afu March 19.
la Cut Off.
Dispatch ribers report Col. Madri
doff in command of an irregular force
In the mountains eastward found him
self cut off before he got news of the
great battle of Mukden and was com
pelled to retire northwest probably to
make his way towards Kirin.
The correspondent of the Associat
ed Press during the removal of the
Russian headquarters from Tie pass
remained with the rear guard, being
some days without telegraphic facili
ties. Kitraalvr IMaaa Made.
Extensive preparations to carry out
the plan of retreat were made by
Kuropatkin, Linevitch, Bittering and
Kaulbafs and were successfully car
ried out. On March 19 Kuropatkin
considering the army was safe depart
ed, fpr Harbin, but having subsequent
ly decided to remain as commander
of the first army reached here today.
Cnaldnif in I.lurvltfh.
It is too early to determine the
effect of the change in supreme com
mand but private soldiers have great
confidence in the venerable Linevitch.
whose task is monumental. The reor
ganization effected at Tie pass after
the retreat from Mukden ineontest-
Ibly marked the end of the second
stage of the war.
( nlrrlnK at Uunabu I'aaa.
Gunshu Pass, which has a large rail
road station and Red Cross settle
ment with fair armies is now an over
flowing the native hamlet in all direc
tions. TrKps are arriving daily. The
advance divisions are continuing their
march northward while some fresh
troops from European Russia are
coming south to relieve the worn out
The booming of guns on the rignt
flank weie heard all morning.
KUROPATKIN WILL STAY
WITH ARMY AT FRONT;
SERVICES ARE ACCEPTED
St. Petersburg. March 22, 2:20 a. m.
The Russian army In Manchuria is
still to have the services of Kuropatkin.
who is considered by many, in spite
of his reverses, the best general and
foremost strategist of the Russian ar
Sank Peraoaal Kh-IIbr.
Sinking all feeling of personal bit
terness because of his supercession and
all the old-time enmity between him
self and Linevitch in a patriotic desire
to be of service to the fatherland, Kur
opatkin volunteered to remain in any
capacity with the army which he has
so long commanded. The tender has
been accepted by the emperor and
gratefully received by the new leader
of the grand army. The change ex
actly reverses the old order of affairs
when Kuropatkin was supreme leader
and IJneviteh directed the first army.
(.Ivc-a a Graad Rwplloa.
Kuropatkin having paused on his
homeward journey at Harbin, started
southward the afternoon of March 20
midst a most remarkable farewell from
the residents of Harbin and soldiers.
The send-off was a mere foretaste of
what awaits Kuropatkin at the front,
and his self-sacrificing determination
and the equally patriotic course of
Linevitch in accepting the services ten
dered are bound to do wonders for the
reinspiration of the soldiers and give
promise of union and harmony which
the army has hitherto lacked.
PRESIDENT OF TUFTS
COLLEGE DEAD AT 67
Medford. Mass., March 22. Rev.
Elmer H. Capen, president of Tufis
college, died today of pneumonia, aged
ADVISE RETURN TO
St. Petersburg, March 22. Abandon
ment of the compulsory use of Russian
and imparting instruction in Polish in
the schools of Poland was recommend
ed at a special meeting of the commit
tee of ministers yesterday.
Plan Adcpted by Equitable Life
Assurance Society at
CURBS THE POWER OF HYDE
Twenty-eight of 52 Directors to be
Elected by Policy Holders in
Next Four Years.
New York, March 22. A plan for the
gradual admission of policyholders of
the Equitable Life Assurance society
of the United States to share In control
of its affairs has been adopted by the
directors. The plan provides for an
amendment to the society's charter so
that 28 of is 52 directors shall, at the
expiration of four years, have been
elected by the policyholders.
Under the new plan, seven of the 13
directors annually elected will be cho
sen by policyholders and six by the
stockholders. The new method of con
trol will thereafter become effective
after four years.
To Mutualism Company.
The adoption of this plan is the out
come of agitation by President Alex
ander and others for mutualization of
the society which began several weeks
ago. Alexander pointed out that the
control of the society rested in $100,
000 stock of the capital, the majority
of which was under control of James
H. Hyde, vice president, and that such
power in the hands of one man was
fraught with danger.
FLOODS IN OHIO
Worst of the Danger is Over at
Pittsburg' and Passes
LOSS THERE IS $1,000,000
Many Families Forced to Abandon
Homes and Factories to Sus
Pittsburg, Pa., March 22. The crest
of the flood was reached at 8 o'clock
this morning and the rivers are rapidly
receding. It is estimated the loss to
local industries by flood will exceed
The Ohio at Bellevue, Ohio, is still
rising. The lower portion of the city
is inundated and hundreds of families
were forced to abandon their homes.
Railroads are crippled and many manu
facturing plants suspended operations.
WaeellBK la Dad Shape.
Wheeling. W. Va.. March 22. The
crest of the first ice reached here at
11 o'clock. Forty-five feet of water Is
expected on the second rise which
will put the water over a great por
tion of the city. The city is complete
ly tied up with almost all ranroad com
munications cut off and all works shut
Ohio Illver KUIbr.
Marietta, Ohio, March 22. The Ohio
river has passed the 31-foot stage here.
It is rising six inches an hour. Forty
feet is expected. This will inundate
the entire business portion of the city.
It has been raining steadily for 20
BRITT WILL MEET
Contract Closed by Wire, Date and
Purse Being Left to Decide
New York. March 22. Charles
Mitchell, manager for Jabez White, the
lightweight champion of England, an
nounced today a match had been made
y telegraph for a fight between White
and James Britt. The date and purse
Royal Party at Lisbon.
Lisbon. March 22. The British yacht
Victoria and Albert, with Queen Alex
andra and party on board, arrived here
Lexington. Ky.. March 22. Dr. Cox.
Tom Cockrell. Mark Cockrell. Attorney
Vaughan and Marcum were to be shot
by Anderson White in the house during
the trial of Tom Cockrell for the kill
ing of Ben Hargis in obedience to or
ders by James Hargis, according to a
sensational story told today by White
in the hearing of a motion for bail for
Hargis and Callahan.
n rot her Vaiiu Sentence.
Anderson White is a brother of Tom
White, who is unde- life sentence for
the murder of J. IX Marcum. White
said that prior toj killing Cockrell,
VOTE GOES OVER
REYNOLDS, OP A LEDO, SAVED THE
(!lAli VOTE RAII.B
bpringneld, III, March 22. (Spe
cial.) Arnold of Galesburg in the
' house today moved to reconsider the
vote of yesterday by which the major
ity report of the elections committee
in favor of seating Cooke in the Cooke
McCaskrin contest was defeated, but
at the request of Craig the motion to
reconsider went over until next Wed
nesday. Arnold and Phillips, of Ford
county, Craig of Cbles, and Hardin of
Warren are using their utmost endeav
ors to unseat McCaskrin andt all rail
road influence seems to be brought
against him. , ' 5
Saved by Heyaolda.
The Springfield News in recounting
yesterday's proceedings in connection
with the Cooke-McCaskrin contest
"Mr. McCaskrin owes his success
very largely to a few brief words from
Representative Ileynolds of his dis
trict. Mr. Reynolds said that he is
fully conversant with all the facts of
the last campaign In that district: that
the people understood the issue per
fectly and believed that mark in the
square opposite McCaskrin's name
meant three votes for him. The bal
lots had been counted, said Reynolds,
by enemies of McCaskrin and he had
been declared elected by his enemies
and this house would bo doing great
wrong to the people of Rock Island
county if it unseated McCaskrin. He
NEBRASKA SENATE III FIT OF ECONOMY
CUTS OFF ALL CHARITY APPROPRIATIONS
Lincoln. Neb.. March 22. The state
senate, in its desire to make a record
for economy in tha closing session, has
pared expenses until even charity work
Anton Proust, Former Minister,
Puts Two. Shots in His
WAS VICTIM OF MELANCHOLIA
Charles Erd, St. Louis Lawyer, Found
With Wound in Head Claims
Paris, March 22. Anton A. Proust,
minister of fine arts in the Gambetta
cabinet, died today as the result of
two shots in the head, self-inflicted. He
had long been a victim of melancholy.
M. I.oula Uwjrr, Alo.
New York, March 22. Charles Erd.
a prominent St. Louis lawyer, was
found in his apartments the Hotel Im
perial today suffering from a self-inflicted
bullet wound in the left temple. He
will probably recover.
To the police Erd declared the shoot
ing was accidental.
DEBT IS SETTLED
Venezuela Reaches Agreement
With Germany and
London, March 22. At the office of
the council of foreign bondholders the
Associated Press was informed today
an agreement between the Venezuelan j
government an 4 Brttisn ana uennan
bondholders adjusting and consolida
ting an exterior debt of I23.CO0.OOO
will be signed tomorrow, details having
been concluded ,to the satisfaction of
James Hargis took him to Hargis
store and gave him a 43-calibre pistol,
and told him he wanted him to return
to the court house, where the trial of
Cockrell for killing Ben Hargis was in
progress, and be ready to do as Judgo
Hargis told him.
Shoot In Cane of Trouble.
He declared Hargis wanted him to
shoot five men. White being ordered to
shoot in case any trouble was started.
"Kill all or every damned one of them"
Is what White said Hargis told him to
do. He said he declined to do this, and
returned the pistol.
COOKE - McCASKRIN
DAY FOR ROCK ISLANDER IN URN
OAD ISKU ESfES ARE
ueclared it was not a question of nun
or attorney generals, but of right and
. Took Off Ilia Collar.
"McCaskrin talked for nearly thrte
quarters of an hour, removing his col
lar and necktie as he proceeded. He
made a number of unfortunate re
marks In the beginning and alienated
some who were inclined to favor him.
but later got down to an argument
of the issues and a presentation of the
evidence. As he finished he asked
pardon, for any hasty words and was
"It was on the roll call that Mr.
Reynolds made his telling little
speech. Edward Green, the colored
member, also made a very clear and
convincing argument, as did Echols
and others. Shanahan was particular
ly timely with his expression that he
could not get away from the convic
tion that the people had elected Mc
Caskrin and that Reynolds' explana
tion had turned him. The vote was
very close as the last name was call
ed. Several members were on their
feet at once to change their votes.
The absentees were called and the Mc
Caskrin side gained a couple more.
On verification still others changed
their vote and when the vote was an
nounced it showed that the majority
report had been lost by a vote of 5G
in the state is to be dispensed with for
two years. The state board of chari
ties was cut off without an appropria
tion and the board of prison visitors
has no funds.
READER A FAKIR
Did Not Conduct Negotiations
With Dominican Gov
ernment, it is Said.
CHARGE D' AFFAIRES TALKS
Declares He Was Unable to Gain
Introduction Through Minister
New York, March 22. An official
version of the alleged negotiations be
tween A. B. Reader and the Dominican
government Is given by Emilio C. Ju
bert. Dominican charge d'affaires at
Washington who is in this city. Ju
Kmllio Jubrrt'a Stn temrnl.
"I was in President Morales' office
when Reader sent in his letter asking
for an Interview and pretending to be
an agent from the United States. The
president had word sent to Reader
that he could not grant an interview
unless he was presented by Minister
Dawson and told him if he had any
business, to communicate eithf-r
through the Dominican legation at
Washington or the minister of foreign
Kndrr Not ( alirrrd.
"Later Read'.-r sent a bundle of pa
pers to Foreign Minister Sanchez,
which were returned without notice
being taken of them. It is absurd to
say that there were any negotiatloM
FRAZIER ELECTED SENATOR
Nashville, Tenn., March 22. James
B. Frazier was today elected 1'nited
States senator to succeed the late Wil
liam B. Bates.
TAKES THE WATER
Newcastlem-Tyne, March 22. The
new Japanese battleship Kashima. of
l(i,40rt tons, was launched today in the
presence of the Japanese minister to
Estimate of Number of Fatalities
in Brockton Factory
NINETY-THREE STILL MISSING
But 54 Bodies Recovered and all But
Fourteen Will be Buried
Brockton, Mass.. March 22. City
Marshal Boyden after examining the
pay roll of the Grover Shoe factory,
today estimated the number of killed
by Monday's explosion between CO and
05. The books showed 400 employes
enrolled and 93 of these have not been
Stop Srarvh for Hoilirn.
Brockton. Mass., March 22. Satis
fied that there was no chance of recov
ering additional bodies from the ruins
of the shoe factory, the search was
abandoned at 11 o'clock last night af
ter 37 hours of constant toil. The re
vised list as given out by the police
was: Bodies recovered. 55; identified,
14; missing, 45 ; reported as escaped,
2S.J. It now seems probable that but
14 bodies will bo buried with their
identity positively established.
LIQUOR DEALERS IN
PROTEST ON OPTION
Open Letter Addressed to Members of
The Illinois Legisla
ture. The Liquor Dealers' Protective as
sociation has sent out an open letter
to the members of the legislature in
relation to the local option bill now
before the assembly, making "a sol
emn protest against its unjust provis
ions." The bill, which is known on the
house calendar as No. I5. allows !jich
county, city, town. ward, precinct or
Combination of precincts to decide by
ballot as to whether or not such coun
ty shall be anti-saloon territory. The
friends of the bill claim this as a right
all citizens have under the principle
of free government.
In the letter of protest the Liquor
Dealers' association says:
In case It becomes a law a majority
of the voters In the county, city, town,
ward, precinct or combination of pre
cincts may vote to have no license
granted within that territory. If the
vote Is taken in the entire county and
a majority prevails, then no license
can be granted within the county. Al
though the citizens of the city may
need the licenses to improve the city,
to build sidewalks and streets; no
matter if they have to suffer all the
evil influence of "blind tigers" and
"boot legging;" no difference if the
grass grows in the street and their
property depreciates In value, still the
fellow from the country who does not
reside in the city, who does not own
one foot of land therein or pay one
cent of its taxes, steps in by his vote,
dictates to the citizens of the city
and shoulders burdens on to them
which he in no way assists to carry.
Is this fair? Is this Justice? Is this
In accordance with the teachings of
the founders of this republic? Is this
in accordance with the views of a liberty-loving
people? Are the friends
and promoters of this bill fair and jut
in their demands?
The letter then cites the old argu
ment that the United Slates govern
ment is in the liquor selling license
business and why should not a city
or town have the same privilege? Al
so the letter calls attention to the fact
that the church is advocating the law.
thus thrusting Itself into polities and
overstepping the American principle
of absolute separation of church and
BY NATIVE BLACKS
Berlin, March 22. The national
Seeitung says a general insurrection
of the natives has taken place In the
southern part of Cameroons, German
Irving Will Not Come.
London. March 22. Sir Henry Irv
ing' United States and Canadian J
tours have been postponed for a year
by advice of the doctors. J
Jury Completed and Judge
Delivers an Impres
TO AVOID PREJUDICE
Detectives Watching Witnesses
to Prevent Tampering by
Chicago. March 22. The special
grand jury, to investigate the soealled
"beef trust" was completed today. The
huge mass of testimony available was
A. J. Hoffman, of Mendota, III.. w,
designated by the court as foreman
of the jury. District Judge Humph
rey charged the jury to "present no
one from envy, hatred or malice, nor
to leave any one unpresented for fear,
favor, affection, reward or bore of re
ward." The charge was delivered in a most
impressive manner and was listened
to with deep interest.
tiuardM fur Y I tnrMMrn.
Chicago. 111., March 22. Fifteen se
cret service men have been brought
to Chicago lo guard the witnesses who
will appear and testify before the spe
cial grand jury which today began an
investigation of the transactions of
the so-called "beef trust."
So great is the desire of federal offi
cials to maintain strict secrecy in the
investigation that every witness who1
testifies will be closely guarded by ono
of the secret service men to prevent
iiis being approached by newspaper
men or agents of the packers. C. B.
Morrison, who was apiointed district
attorney declared last night that any
person detected speaking to or Inquir
ing the name of any of the witnesses
would be liable to contempt of court.
GIRLS HAVE CLOSE
CALL IN A FIRE
Nine-Story New York Building Breaks
Out in Flames All
New York, March 22. The Kmpiro
State building, nine stories high, at
the corner of Broadway and Hicecker
is burning. The threo upper floors
are in flames. A large number of girls
are employed In the build. It is not
known whether all escaped. Thy
Humes spread with startling rapidity.
(Later) There was no loss of life
in the fire.
"JIM CROW" ACT
IS PARTLY INVALID
Maryland Law for Separation of Races
Does Not Apply to Interstate
Annapolis, Md., March 22. In an
opinion delivered today the court of
appeals held the act passed at the last
sesfeion of the legislature, commonly
known as the "Jim Crow" requiring
steam railways in Maryland to fur
nish separate compartments for whito
and colored passengers is valid ho
far as it affects commerce within the
state, but invalid as to interstate paa
nengers. EVANGELICAL CHURCH MEET
State Congregations Represented at
Chicago. March 22. The 12th annual
conference of th Illinois United Evan
gelical churches b-gan here today with
250 pastors and laymen present. Bish
op H. B. Hartseler presides.
WE GET FOUR SUBMARINES
United States Closes Contract With
Quincy, Mass., Firm.
Qiiiney. Mass.. March 22. The Fore
Kiver Shipbuilding company has sign
fed a contract to construct four sub
marine torpedo boats of the Holland
type for the United States government
to be completed within IS months from
Odd Fellow Under Knife.
Baltimore, March 22. J. Frank
Grant, grand secretary of the grand
lodge of Odd Fellows, of the United
States, underwent a successful opera
tion today for rheumatic gout.