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VOL. II.
MATHEWS C. II., VA.,
I JAPS ANNIHILATE RUSSIAN FLEET
mn Official Announcement of Great Victory is Made
P in Tokio.
IrwcLvc warships artTsunk or captured.
F Battle Begun Saturday Continues Throughout Sunday?A Running fire
fight Between the fleets. In Which Togo Is Said to Have
lost One Cruiser and Ten Torpedo Boats?All
the Russian Ships Not Engaged.
Tokio (By Cable).--It is officially an?
nounced that Admiral Rojestven ky's
fleet has been practically annihilated.
Twelve warships have l>een sunk or
captured, and two transport* a?d two
torpedo boat destroyers have been sunk.
S'x Russian Ships Soak.
Washington, D. C (Sinvial).?F. B.
Lootnis, Assistant Secretary of State, an?
nounces that three dispatches have been
received at the State Department from
the Far Hast. These report that the Jap?
anese Government officially announced
that its Beet engaged tin- Baltic squad?
ron in the Straits of Tsushima Sunday,
and that the straits were held, the can?
nonading being heard fmin shore.
The first dispatch is as follows:
"Tokio, May jS. -Japanese fleet en?
gaged the Baltic squadron this afternoon*
in the Straits of Tsu -Shim i. which-was
"held; cannonading heard from shore."
The American Consul at Nagasaki .re?
ports that the Russian battleship Boro?
dino and four other Russian warships
and one Russian repair ship have been
sunk by the Japanese HI the Straits of
Korea.
I Its dispatch ?S as follows:
"Nagasaki, May 2S.?Japanese sunk
thi- Russian battleship Borodino and
four more warship, and S repair ship"
Another report intimates that two bat?
tleship? were sent to ihe bottom, the
Orel having shared the late of her sis
tershtp, the Borodino. This latter re?
port states that three smaller vessels
were sent to the bottom, and it is he
licved in Washington that they were
of the cruiser type. Both reports agree
on the rumored sinking of a repair ?hip.
Mr. C.riscom also reports that the Rus?
sian Baltic fleet is said to have sunk an
American merchantman about May 20
off Formosa.
The Battleships Described.
The battleships Ore! and Borodino are
of I.".516 tons displacement ~r*ch. heav?
ily armed, well protected and were de?
signed to make 18 knots. They measure
3Q7 feet by 70 feet, with a6 feet draft,
and both have a lofty spar deck fully 30
feet above the water line, extending from
\ the bow to the quarter deck.
Forward is mounted a pair of 12.4
inch guns in a turret protected by 11
inches of Krupp armor. Another pair
of guns of same tise is mounted aft.
There are 30 other guns of the inter?
mediate battery, and the vessels carry
two submerged torpedo tubes and two
above water.
A spr.ia! feature of the vessels is their
vertical longitudinal bulkheads of inch
armor, running throughout the whole
length of the ship at a distance of 9 or
10 feet inboard from the ship's sides, de?
signed to localize the effect of a blow
from .a torpedo.
Thes? vessels were built at St. Peters?
burg at the New Admiralty dockyards,
Bud wire among the finest battleships
afloat, being equipped with every known
device to make them formidable fighting
machines at sea.
Japs' Loases Put at Eleven.
Thingtau (By Cable).?There is a
running naval engagement between the
Russian and Japanese fleets in the Ko?
rea straits neai the Islands of Oki.
It is reported that the whole Russian
fleet is not participating, all the slower
vessels having steamed around Japan.
The Japanese losses so far are stated
to be 1 cruiser and 10 torpedo boats.
Reports Russians Fleeing.
London (By Cable).?The Tokio cor?
respondent of the Daily Mail says that
the Russian fleet has been dispersed, that
several Russian ships have been dis?
abled and that the remainder are in
flight, with the Japanese pursuing.
"Boih Lost Heavily."
Paris (By Cable).?Intense interest
has been aroused here by the news thai
a naval battle has been fought between
the Russian and Japanese fleets.
Official and diplomatic quarters are
without advices, most of the information
reaching Paris coming through press
dispatches forwarded from the United
States. These dispatches are prominent?
ly displayed in the evening editions of
the newspapers and are eagerly com?
mented on.
The Temps reproduces a despatch from
Rome saying that the Italian Minister
of Marine. Admiral Mirahello. has re?
ceived a cablegram from Chefu giving
a rumor that a battle of the most vio?
lent character has heen fought, in which
both combatants guffesed serioui
All the newspapers display a tone of
extreme anxiety over the result.
The Temps pays a glowing trihute to
Admiral Rojestvensky's skill in prepar?
ing hi* squadron for the final encoun?
ter and to his audacity in taking the
rouse where the Japanese were strong?
est.
The Fcho do Paris' St. Petersburg
correspondent says that a letter has
heen received from Admiral Rojestven
sky written six weeks ago, in which the
Admiral said he desired to reach Vladi?
vostok withoat a combat if possihle, hut
that he would do nothing to avoid an en?
counter.
GREAT FINANCIER DEAD
I Alphonse De Rothschild Also a Philan?
thropist.
FAMOUS FOft HIS MANY CHARITIES.
Leading Spirit of tbe Hankers Rothschild la
Their Relation* With Governments of
Europe-FlasBced the Indemnity Which
Frsnce Paid Germany After tbe Franco
Prussian War.
Paris (By Cable).?Baron Alphonse
de Rothschild, head of the French
branch of the banking house bearing the
name of Rothschild and governor of the
I Bank of France, ?bed at 4.30 A. If. of
acute bronchitis, aggravated by gout.
The eminent financier had been sink?
ing skyevly for many days, but there was
no apprehension that his death was im?
minent. He first took to his bed two
weeks ago. Several rallies gave proni
- be of his recovery. Two days ago the
Baron began to fail rapidly, and his
condition assumed a disquieting form.
Although he kept up an animated
versation with members of his fairly .
and the old servants, the patient be<*me
^very weak, and entered upon a -oma
^tost state in which he died p/acefully.
The announcement of the Barn's death
caused widespread regret, *f>r, besides
his position in the financial <*o*id. Baron
Alphonse was known faO** lavish char?
ities, one of the late&)T*-in* the gift of
$2.000.000 for the y^.?on of working
men's homes. f
The funeral vp oe. quite simple, ac?
cording to the/f'Ct rnie of the Roths?
child family, 'nclt?Ttg a plain co^i,
Peter Palmer's Brother Dead^fl
ChicyO (Special ).?M il{on MtjB&R
?er is /cad at his residence h^fl
ycurW He was a brother^B
Pott A Palmer, and for tr^fl
his Artncr in the dry^?
s^jit?B^^rcatfirc hefl
without mourning tributes. The serv?
ices will be the occasion of a notable
tribute of respect.
A member of a French-American
banking house said :
"Baron Alphonse was the leading spir
it of the Rothschilds in their relations
with practically all the Governments of
Kurope.
"Besides the colossal task of financing
the indemnity which Frar e paid to
Germany after the Franco-German War
of 1870-71, he actively carried on rela?
tions with other Governments In Italy
these included both the Government and
the Vatican finances.
"The house also has large interests in
Spain, largely controls Austria's rail?
road development and held considera?
ble parts of all the old Russian loan is
su?s. The house, however, has not ex,
ercised a con?rolling influence in the
next Russian loans.
"The large industrial interests of the
house in Russia inclue!: the petroleu?.
fields of Baku. The house has rrfs > had
considerable dealings with American se?
curities throufeh the Belmonts, J. Picr
oont M organ and John W. Gates, ?n
?jding Louisville and Nashville and the
?ic Coast Line transactions, and
alv h"ts extensive interests in mines in
C "?'oi-Jiia."
Baroit, Alphonse was a member of the
Academly 0f pinc Arts, a member of
the FreAlch Institute and a commander
of the LWgjon of Honor. He leaves two
childretvl_Baron -^??ard aiut Baroness
Beatrix. ! f*e }?a< .,%v , surviving broth
ers Bar^? Oll?tav and Baron Edmond.
Presidellt ?><oubct> Premier Rouvier
and maul oifier officials, financiers and
diplomatsJL^ied at the Rothschild resi?
dence dij^ng the day to express their
condolerualt w;tn the family.
rrac!^IB,1u tne Bourse opened with
^j^^^Bible decline. The markets
JBpE^Bne hesitation, but the an
"uI?aI??A0* the dcatl1 oi Baro? Al
?g*f^fyp? Rothschild produced little
JR ^kalues.
SsfflNOTON AFFAIRS
8pSjHH|H^8B J. Hagenbart, of the N*
Hk Association, interested
B-e\elt in his arguments
Rere should be a large cx
?icrican m*eats.
^KJBn^HKPlans ^H^1 uP?n President
??e hint not to call an
I Congress.
?io/a. the new Colum
? arrived in Washing
Bnt his credentials to
fiftfl^ft^JdW1 were
WARSAW SCENE OF HORROR
Eight Killed and a Hundred Wounded
in Riots.
COSSACKS TIR: ON THE MOB.
A Remarkable Conflict Between tbe Respect?
able Jewish Socialist Class and tbe Disreput?
able H lernen! Crowds of Meo and Beys
Wha Axes Smash la tbe Doors of Disreput?
able Mouses.
Warsaw (By Cable).?The rims be?
tween the clasaei of Jew-, continues with
even greater ferocity.
The disturbance, continued all da>.
and were sti'? in progress late at night.
Eight persons have already been killed
and ico wounded, 19 seriously. The
damage to property has been consider?
able. There has been no pillaging, but
the destruction of the furniture in the
various bouses has been absolute.
The mob, armed with axes, smashed
the doors and windows and brought the
furniture out on the streets, where they
broke it into small pieces. The owners
of the furniture in attempting to defend
?heir belongings were attacked, beaten
and even trilled Knives and revolvers
were used freely and many persons were
terribly injured.
A correspondent spent several boars
in the disturbed district, but did not see
? single active policeman. During the
day patrols occasionally appeared, .but
they regarded the proceedings as merely
spectators.
The character of the disturbances is
unprecedented. The whole affair is a
conflict between the respectable Jewish
socialist classes and the disreputable
Jewish element. There are conflicting
stories as to the origin of the trouble.
One report is to the effect that the re?
spectable Jc\v>, tiled ol hearing the
members of their race called keep ?
disorderly houses, thieves and usurers
and other Opprobrious names, resolved,
as the police were receiving brides tot
protecting disreputable houses and per
. to take the matter into their own
hands.
Another report has it that Jewish
roughs, in the guise ol members of the
Bund were levying blackmail upon shop
keepers, thus enraging tlu Socialists. U|
any case, the Socialists seemingly (^e
tenuined on a crusade against the unde?
sirable persons of their own r.uV. with
the result that crowds of men a"'? hoys
are now systematically ruining t'1'1 ??*
reputable houses. j
Extraordinary scenes w< &**d
when the crowds visited the -
tion of the city and dem apart?
ments filled with costly effects. W?tCr?
robes, pianos and mirror~ were thrown
out of the windows. The mob in the
streets left open spaces t<>r the falling
articles and then completed the work
of destruction.
In one place a quantity of valuable
jewelry was taken out and deliberately
smashed with s) mes.
The whole affair was carefully organ?
ized. The leaders were supplied with
the addresses of the owner f disrepu?
table houses, and scarcely a single resort
in Warsaw escaped destruction.
-??_ ?_
SUSPECTS ?-Q?1L PLAY.
?<t?f~
Nephew of Mrs. Stanford Offers Reward For
Evidence of Poisoning.
V /
Schenectady, X. V. (Special1).?In re?
sponse to a telephone query from this
city, Welton Stanford, who is now at
his summer home at Lake George, said
that he h/(d offered a reward of $1,000
for propf that his aunt. Mis. Leland
Stanford, iff San Francisco, who died
in Honolulu from the effects of poison,
and Information leading to the convic?
tion of the person who administered it.
He stated that he had received official
reports of her illness and death from
the attending physicians from Honolulu,
and that he was not satisfied that she
died a natural death. He further said
he believed that sin? died from the ef?
fects of poison, and that no examina?
tion of certain capsules administered to
Mrs. Stanford during her illness had
heen made. Mr. Stanford was not
named as a beneficiary in her will, al?
though he inherited a large sum after
the death of Senator Stanford, her hus?
band.
Fatal Crash in Georgia.
Augusta, Ga. (Special).?Two men
were killed, one fatally injured, two
probably fatally and three slightly in?
jured in a collision between a passenger
trolley car and a Louisville and Nash?
ville coal car on Augusta-Aiken Rail?
way. The accident occurred at the foot
of a steep grade several miles from
Augusta, near Cfeaxwater, S. C. The
coal car broke away from the motor
car at the top of a hill and swept down
ward for several hundred yards, ac?
quiring such momentum that when it
collided with the passenger car return?
ing to Augusta it ground the lighter
car into kindling ?rood.
Sold Lots of Territory.
Pcoria, 111. (Special).?Harry Wil
mcring, manager of the United States
Roof Paint Company, has been arrested
by United States officials here. He is
charged wih using the mails to defraud
and? with selling so-called "blue-sky"
territory extensively rrt Ohio, Indiana,
WTnois and other States. There are
counts against him. His alleged
(tions are said'to have netted thou?
sands of dollars.
HEWS IN SHORT ORDE
shot Clay
Monday,
shot.
Bank of
led to go into
outhcrn Railroad
Tbe Latest Rappeaisrfs Coadeosed
Reading.
Dootestk;
Superintendent Agnew. of th?
Orleans Society for the Preven
Cruelty to Children, appealed
judge of the Juvenile Cour;
putting down the traffic in yoia?sa
which has become quite a traded?
Mayor Weaver w<>n bis big fig
Philadelphia, the United Cas Tin
nient Company's president sending a
ter to the City Councils withdrawin
offer which caused the municipal c
VU i.
Mi lary Ellen Lease was held
in her home, in New York, by two hi
Rlars, who held a revolver to her he?
and robbed her of $110 in ca*h and $.1
worth of jewelry and silverware.
Sir Henry Slortimer Durand, the1
British ambassador to the United States.
arrived in New York on the steamer
Campania on his return from a short
visit to England.
The City Conned of St. Thomas, Out.,
has petitioned the Canadian government
to revoke the order to deport the Amer?
ican officials of the P?re Marquette
Railroad.
Frank Barker, convicted of the mur?
der of his brother and his brother's
wife in Lincoln, Neb., has agreed to
spring the trap and be his own execu?
tioner.
Ignazio Trentanelli, an Italian banker,
arrested in Cleveland. O.. on the
charge of embezzling money deposited >
by his fellow-countrymen.
The Supreme Court of Vermont has
denied the petition for a new trial fur
Mrs. Mary M. Rogers, convicted of
murdering her husband.
Tnere was another slump in May c
in the Chicago pit, the attempt to
ihe market proving a disastrous
The receiver was ordered t^^t.'.k
charge of all the offices of the hdperage
firm of Haight and F.issaW: iiaawonnccti
cut.
Nat Crump, the OUtl
Grubb at Salisbury,
captured after I
The Monument
Charlestown, Mvsj?
liquidation. ' /
The Nbrfolk
has been sold J
Louis Levj^i ^pTnerly in busine
Tiw slleeckefVswet, who was arrested
hi Baltimore an-f convicted in New York
and larceny in the fir-t degree on
the complain- >f William Meyer & Co.,
who were e of the many firm s that
accused the >f swindling, was
sentenced by Judge Fister to not les-,
than tbvee, nor more than three years
and on< month, in state prison.
Tin- n >ti t Frank B. Lord, which
strain the directors of the
Equitable Life Assurance Society from
jratualizing the company, was granted
/ Maddox in the Supreme
Court in Brooklyn.
A; Winona Lake the report of the
committee of the General Assembly of
the Presbyterian Church on forms of
worship was recommitted. The ques?
tion will come before the next General
Assembly.
At Fort Worth, Tex., the General As?
sembly of the Southern Presbyterian
Church voted against federation, but
continued its committee for conference
with other branches of the church.
At the meeting of the Woman's Home
and Foreign Missionary Society of the
Lutheran Church, in Springfield, O.,
Mrs. p. A. Heilman, of Baltimore, was
elected president.
The Fir<t National Bank, of Barber
ton, f )., has been ordered closed by the
Comptroller of the Currency on the
ground that the hank is insolvent. The
capital stock is $50,000.
At Birmingham. Ala., Isaac W'altes.
secretary of the Mississippi Cannel Coal
Company, was mysteriously murdered in
front of his home during Thursday
night.
b sse B. Anthony, superintendent of
the Masonic Home, at Utka, N. Y..
dropped dead just after reading the
burial service over an inmate of the
home.
One man is dead and several are se?
riously injured as the result of a com?
bat among rival gangs on the Fast Side
of New York.
Former Judge Alton B. Parker made
an address before the Illinois State Bar
Association on "The Lawyer in Public
Affairs."
Charles H. Van Brunt, presiding jus?
tice of the Appellate Division of the
New York Supreme Court, is dead.
At Topcka, Kan., Secretary Shaw gave
assurances that the government is not
facing bankruptcy.
According to New York advices, new
interests have entered the Norfolk and
Southern Railway.
At Peor?a, III., Richard Iliggins was
acquitted of the murder of Mrs. Nellie
Thomasson
Foreign.
Forty-two persons were arrested at
Naples prior to the sailing of the steam?
er Neckar for New York, in connection
with fraudulent efforts to ship undesir?
able emigrants to the United States.
The Russian Imperial Council has or?
dered universal recognition of foreign
passports, thus meeting recommenda?
tions of the United States about dis?
crimination against American Jews.
King Oscar declined to sign the law
creating a separate consular system for
Norway, and the ministers tendered their
resignation, but the King refused to ac?
cept them.
The American consular corps in Swe?
den presented the retiring American
minister, W. W. Thomas, Jr., with a
handsome silver loving cup as a mark
of esteem. *
The Chilian cruiser Presidente Pinto
foundered off the Island of Chilot, and
it is reported her commander. Captain
Whitcside, committed suicide.
Emperor William returned to Berlin,
after nine weeks' absence from the Ge
maa capital, looking welk He unveil
a >lW?f^ol Emperor Frederick at ?
lotteffburg,
re on the White^Star
siBsaVlYJaSBWat her d ""
di
be
dc
- ies
Pi^s^C.ifiord fit
BurfTu <>f Forestry, ad3
cut on the importance of ?7
theftmtber landsof the South
mg." he said, "is more vital to the
ice of the industrial prospcril
?fie South than the question of : 5
preservation, and iv> question is more
;ig at the present time. A large
part of the natural wealth of the South
is in its forests. In the market value
of the product lumber in the South
stands next to cotton. The ,
iK8n found tin- Southern'Stales furnish?
ing les. than u per cent, of the total
lumber product - of th< ry. Thai
ol 1900 found the South furnishing
per cent. The South, in yellow pine
alone, in 1900 furnished over one fourth
of the total sawed lumber o? the United
and over one third of the
CUt or soft WOOd. The market val'
the produ athern lumber in 1900.
including Kentucky and Tern*
nearly flfJoyOOOgOOO. The value of the
cotton crop ,n the same year, including
?eed, was only little short of $500.000.
000
"The plain and simple question which
pie of the South toda)
is. Shall the forests remain a opntinuous
power for the production of wealth. 01
shall they be destroyed in harvesting ihc
present stand: By the first method il?e?1
urces will be available tor successive
gent rations. By the second method,
which is now cottunouly practiced, the
permanent impoverishment of the South
through the obligation of what should
be one of its leading industrial resources
will be brought about."
The Bureau of Forestry, be said,
-tand- ready to co-operate with States
in forest preservation.
Col. J. S. Cunningham, of North Car?
olina, president of the North Carolina
Tobacco Growers' Association, offered a
resolution favoring the removal of the
tobacco tax. He declared that tobacco
sells so low in the South that small
grower- cannot earn enough to SUppbrl
themselves growing it. and that many
negroes were abandoning their small to?
0 farms and going to the citu
search of work.
Representative Bankhead, oi Alabama,
suggested that there was no possibility
of the tobacco ;.!\ being removed by
Congress, although be thought it might
be reduced. At the suggestion of Sena
tor Simmons, of North Carolina, the
lutiotl was amended r^nd unanimous?
ly adopted in the following form:
Resolved, That a> tobacco i> the oiih
agricultural crop taxed in the United
States ?re urge our Representatives in
Congress to reduce the tax OH tobacco.
A committee of which Governor Rob?
ert B. Glenn, Of North Carolina, will
be chairman will, by direction of the par
liament, be appointed by Governor Glenn
for the purpose of preparing a statement
of the resources, needs and advantages
of the South.
klLL?D AND MAIMED IN TKOLLtl
Rii
1
Mas?
a brfl
Tb r?
tender <>n
IV(
from drowninj
ed a
I -tvhuWT
? r ot I '<
her o. I904, saved t\
Hill, a law student
had broken th
was awarded!
l.ou: - A B turna
farmer, wai awarded
saving the life of a eaa
swimming n< aj I'< ,,-i to
gheny county. IV, on Jukj
John J. Riley, age 1 n.
for regemng a would Tic/
jump? l^ia?^j,'1*'' ocean al
near N<
a\\ ar>
m 1 \ ant
May 10.
One Car Stopped at Crossing aodj^. g
Car Struck it. W ""
Baltimore, Md. (Special).?As the re?
sult of a rear-end collision of wo elec?
tric cars on the Westport lin- of the
United Railways aboMj i- .to o'clock
A. M., at the point where the Y'abash
Railroad tracks cross Maryland avenue
?n Westport, one man was killed and
about forty-Seven persons, b )th willig
and colored, and including men and
men, were either seriously or slightly'
injured.
The motorman oi the second ear,
hastian Hehiorfer, who resides at 1007
Ridgely street, is among the injured, and
at the hospital it was stated that his
skull is probably fractured.
The two cars were among the last
of the night to make the trip from the
river resorts. Mich as Klein's and Wern?
er's Parks, etc., to the city, and the
were, of course, well filled with pcopl
who had remained at the re>ort.-> as V
as possible.
The first car had left Klein's
about 12:05 o'clock and was proc
to the city. It went down the ste,
gr-ide on Maryland avenue, Wes
and had reached tht. point w
tracks of the YVabash
that street. The condtl
and was just about toJ|
man to go ahea
clear, when a secoi
had been fol1
ing down the g
car standing
mm
NO POWkal
The Prcsldnt Qt>r
V
\\ .ishingtnK
stated that then
of the Equitable1
by a Federal
commissi >n epp
The Cotnn
who 1 ,
ubjeel
dent, infi I
o 'egal authority
point a commission of \n\
cific case of this chai
the ground thai
s can delegate such authoj
lau err -?A^Kirfmcj
merer and Labor cmpoi
of Corpoi itions to make ^<
ies into interstate business, but it is'
for the information of the Goverrm
except in such case- as the Preside
may decide to make public. ^
In the case of the Standard Oil Cot
pany. the House by a resolution direct
the present investigation. specifical
naming the corporation to lauaaami
gated. Some such action by*
it is held, would be necessary
commission appointed by the?
could make ajm
tal'ie afra'!'
LIVED Will
For Nearly a Year llrooklyn MaV^
'Accldea*.
New York ( Special). Aft<
nearly a year in St Cubes
pital, Biooklyn. with a
Thomas filien. 21 yeaj
His case has a'tracied^
est in medical oil
few recorded in>
jured living icy
O'Brien mi
August. H?
woman, \?\\
line iha^i?f
O'Brh ?
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