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is the only \newspaper n Newport News that receives full Associated Press Report. VOL. X., NO. 107. TOGO IS WAITING IN STRAITS OF KOREA Russian Admiralty Hears That Two Fleets Have Formed Con? junction In China Sea. SCOUTING LINE IS I XTfiNDEO / - Believed That Admiral Rojestvensky Will "Beard the Lien In l-Ba Den" as Soon as Nubogatoff's Ships Have the Benefit of French "Neutrality" For a Few Days. Thrre nie indications Hint Fronch hospitality will not ho taxed much longer by the Russian warships, which have been hovering about tin ' coast of Indo-China for nearly n mouth Official ndvicej have readied St. Pet Oi'rihutg which are believed to indlcati that the division under Vice Admiral Nohngatofr has effected a junction wit i the more powerful squadron command? ed by Vice Admiral Rojest vensky and at the Russian capital it Is expected tl:at the combined sn,undron will lose no time in steaming northward to en? counter the Jnpanese. French Confirmation. Confirmation of the Si. Petersburg expectation is afforded by an official dispatch to the French naval office nn-. nounclng that, the Russian squadron is at Kong Hal Bay. its destination be? ing unknown. The bay nnmed Is probably what is shown on some maps as Kanh Hon. or Nhn Trnng. which Is a few miles south of Hong Kobe Bay. where Hie Russian ships were recently reported to be. Simultaneously Japanese warships are reported to bo concentrating iu the straits of Korea the scouting line being much extended. There has be-2u Increasing feeling In Japanese ofllcinl quarters regarding the way In which France has construed neutrality, and Croat Britain's .<?;? nipathy for her rii'lv his been evidenced in communications ll'.nLhrivp passed between the British foreign secretary end the French am? bassador in l^endon as well as bet ween the British amhassndor In Paris nnd Forpjgh Minister Dclcnsse. SQUADRONS ARE NOW TOGETHER Russian Admiralty Learns That Rojer.t venshy and Nebocatoff Have Formed a Jurctlon. (By Associated Bresa.) ST. PETERSBURG. May 0.?1:1S n. m.?According to dispatches lo the nd mirnlty. brought to Saigon by the hos? pital ship Kostroma, the junction of' Vice Admirals Rojestvensky and Ne begat off is by this time nn accomplish? ed fact. The admiralty professes ig? norance r.i the present lccation of the united squadrons! hut in view .or the long and uninterrupted' voyage Of Ne hogateffs division it is believed Iiis ?ships will spend some time in the shot, teivd waters of the Chinese sea, jienr Hie coast, but outside the three milo limit, in order to complete re-coaling ami Ic make other preparations before selling on the last nnd crucial stag.? of the voyage. Russian Ships Are Warned. SAIGON, COCHIN-CHINA. May 8.? Admiral Iloiestvensky's squadron linn been located by Admiral Pe .Tonqulc rcs' Intelligence department in Hie neighborhood of n bay southward of Hong Kche Bay. coast of Annaro. Ro? jestvensky was warned niitl said he would leave irnncdiately. FRANCE OFFERS AN EXPLANATION Emphatically Denies Charge That She Has Shown Undue Friendship For Ru3Uan Squadron. (By Associated Tress.) PARIS, May 8.?The critical tone of the- British press concerning France's alleged breaches of neutral? ity in Indo-Chiun brought out nn em? phatic general statement today' from Hie foreign olllce. that tin; nccmntiomi are unfounded. Dr. Molono, the Japanese minister it* to Fiance went to the foreign office yesterdr.y 'evening, whore be had nn extended Intrvlew with Foreign Min? ister Delcass?. The nature of their oonversaticn was not disclosed, but it is understood that fir. M?tonu refer red :o Japan's increasing Impnllonco rcgur.ling-ihe alleged breaches of neu? trality, "?ill ail Mu-li Tension Prevails. The feeling prevails hero that the situation is gradually assuming much tension. Reports are current that the positive instructions of the French of? ficials h'-tg received only perfunctory execution on the pari of their subordi? nates in Indo-Cliina. owing to the hi dividual sympathy existing between ! the c ivilian and nnVnl French and Rus :dhti authorities. A semi-official nbtal issued this afternoon, says: I ?Contrary to the allegation contain ?Jd In a dispatch from Hong Kong to i a foreign hows agency, not only ha* the French government not ?disregard? ed the rules of neutrality, but after sending its civil and military agent.? very precise Instructions Tor the en? forcement of those the government has unremittingly soon to their execution.-' JAPS KEEPING A STRICT WATCH Line of Scouts South of Formosa and Extending Out to Facific Ocean From Tamsul. (By Associated Press ) AM OY, CHINA. May 8.?Vessels ar? riving here report having sighted Japa ii't.o .vaisliips between.litis port and Kong Kohl;. The Japanese ships hp heated felt Ainoy nt night and undoubt? edly were in communication through this place with the Island of Formosa. A Japanese line of scouts is reported here to ho around the south of For? mosa and another lire of scout ships is sal.l lo reach out into the Pacific from opposite Tamsul In the Northern part of Formosa. A censorship Is maintain? ed over cable messages from For? mosa. Concentrating in Korean Channel. LONDON. May fl ? The correspond? ent lit Singapore of the Dnily Mall telegraphs: "A private letter from influential fiion.ls nt Tokio states that Vice Acl kflinl Togo's fleet is concentrating in the Korean channel and I he other por? tion of the'Japanese navy is watch? ing Vladivostok;" KILLED DETECTIVE. William Rudolph Pays Penalty For Hlsi Murderous Crime. (TVv Associated Tress.) UNION, MO., May S.?William Ru? de, ph was hanged in the jail yard at 10:01 o'clock today. Ills nock wns not broken and ho strangled thirteen min? utes before being pronounced dead. His mother and step-fnther bade him farewell in his cell, lifter which 'Ru? dolph announced that lie was ready to go. Rudolph walked to the scaffold with a firm step. He said nothing af? ter leaving Ids cell. About 200 persons witnessed the execution. Rudolph's crlnio was participation, with George Collins, who was hanged last year, in the killing of Detective Charles .1. Schumacher, of St. Louis, at Rudolph's home near Stnton on January 25, 1903. LAUNCH BURNED. Herman Gault, Scorched About Face? Had to Swim for Life. (Special to the. Datly Pi^ss.) RICHMOND, VA., May 8.?Near West Point this afternoon the gasoline launch of S. H. Gault was horned by the explosion of its tank. Hormnn Gault, eighteen-year-old son of tho owner, was badly burned about the face. He was forced to swim ashore. No Full Pardon For Mrs. Maybrick. (By Associate*) Preas.) WASHINGTON. D. 'C. May 8.?Am bassadbr Choate has cabled the State department that the British foreign of? fice has refused to grant nuy further clemency to Mis. Florence E. May brlci:. who recently made application through I ho Slate department nt Wash olgtr.n f::r n complete pardon. It op pe\rs that Mrs. Maybrick wns not grant? ed a con.,dote patdon. but was released fr.'?m Imprisonment on certain condi dlons, but that she la Mill technlcall* under sentence. Smashed Five Southern Records. (By Associated Press.) RICHMOND, VA., May 8.?In the dual track meet at the University of Virginia today Virginia won from North Carolina by the score of C9 to 29. Five Southern Inter-collegiate records were broken at the meet rVl'OUT NEWS, VA., ' JAIL GUARDED TO PROTECT JOHNSON Report That Mob Was Forming to Lynch Negro Caused Prompt Action. PaISON IS IN STATE CAPITAL Henrico County Authorities Reinforced and Little Danger is Anticipated From Organized Effort to Give the Alleged Rapist Short Shrift?Man Identified by Victim of Assault. (fly Associated Press.) RICHMOND. VA.. May 8.?Rumors were current tonight that mobs were gathering outside do city lo attempt to lynch Austin Johnson, a negro con? fined in the Henrico county jail for an alleged felonious assault upon Ruth Pliichheck, a ten-year-old while glri. Police were hurried to the jail and the latter Is now so strongly guarded that no mobs aro likely to effect an j entrance. The jail Is within the city limits of Richmond. IDENTIFIEP BY HIS TINY VICTIM Ten-YearOld Ruth Pinchbeck Says Austin Johnson Criminally As? saulted Her Saturday Night. (Special to the Dully PrcRS.) RICHMOND. VA.. May 8?Austin Johnson, colored, aged 21. is In the county jail cm the charge of having committed a criminal assault on Ruth Pinehheck. a little 10-year-old white girl. The clinic was committed Saturday evening in the western suburbs of tho I city and was a diabolical affair. The negro enticed the child to go with him oh the pretext that his slsler wanted lo pinchnsb aouii cologne which she was selling for a church society and in Die rear of p.n unfinished house li? committed tlie crime, lie threatened lo kill the child if she told on him. When arrested Saturday night lie t.'ns not identified and was released, but the child told tho officers yester? day he was the man and that tho reason she did not say so wns that she was afraid she would be killed. Johnson wns again arrested last night The girl has completely identified the man and he Is locked up in jail. Tho girl is in a bad condition. Tho negro denies the charge. FOUNDER TOBACCO TRUST IS NO MORE Washington Duke, Who Rase From Obscurity to Be, Millionaire. Dies at Advanced Age. (By As hoc I.'i teil Press.) DURHAM. N. C, May tt.?Washing? ton Duke, the millionaire tobacco man? ufacturer and founder of what Is now the American Tobacco Company, died at his residence hero this afternoon, after a protracted illness, at the ago of 84 years. Some months ago Mr. Duke fell and broke a limb and since that time had been contlno.l to his room. His death was hastened by a complica? tion of ailments. With him when he died were his threo'sons. Rrodie J... Duke of Durham: J. II. Duke, presi? dent of the Americnt Toi:acco Com? pany, of New York, and U. N. Dulte, also of New York. The career of Washington Duke is remarkable In that he and his three sons rose from poverty lo the prases sk.n of fortunes estimated .at several millions each within a period of some forty-five years. Mr. Duke retired from Irisiness come'j'cars.ago on nccpunt of his ad? vanced age. nnd spent his lime at I home. He was greatly interested in trinity College, tho Methodist instllu tion here, and. together with his cons, has given it nearly a million dollars. The funeral will take place here Wed? nesday. Richmond College Defeated. (Special to the Dally Press.) RICHMOND, VA., May 8.?Randolph Macon defeated Richmond College here ithi3 afternoon In a well-played game j by a score of 8 to 6. l'UKSDAY MAY !), 1! HALE HELD TO BE IN CONTEMPT OF COURT Is Pined $1,500 and Haced In Charge of a United States Marshal. WOULDN'T ANSWER QUESTIONS la (o Be Held In Custody Until He Purges Himself of Contempt?Balk? ed on Query Reference to Agreement Between His Company and Member of Tobacco Trust. (Bv Associated Press.! NEW YOUR. May 8.?Judge La eomhc In the United Slates Circuit Court today announced that be will sign an order lining Edwin P. Hale, secretary of the McAndrewr. & For? bes' Company JLf.OO for having re tused io answer rerlaln t]ties!ions nsk et' Id Iii in ibo Investigation being made by I he Federal grand jury into the American Tobacco Company and also an order committing Hale to I lie custody of the United Slates marshal until ite purges himself of contemn' Uy stipulation between counsel for Hale and Henry W. Tart, special as Rlsttuil United States nttrrnev general. w'.o 's conducting the Investigation for fie government, the orders will not be put into effect until counsel lias prepared papers for a writ of habeas coi jmif. to be urged before the United States Circuit Court of Appeals and Mr. I1..1.? wRI >mt b> placed formally into custody until Friday. Questions He Wouldn't Answer. Among the finest inns which Hale re? fused to mnwoi was one ((siting if nny agreement, or understanding or ar? rangement existetL betweeimhe Ameri ''?ffn:/V?biifia.;. -Ci/.-ipniiy 'and ^he MoAn-. rlrews & Forbes In relation lo (he trade or huslnesc in licorice paste or mass effecting the Imsinoss in the several States of the United States. Mr. Hale has hfcn asked before the. grand jury to produce all letters, con? tracts, data and memoranda in his pos sosslr.n concerning the business of I lie Mr-Andrews & Forbes Company, the J. S. Young Company. .T. D. Lewis. National Licorice Company, American Licorice Company, the Stamford Manu? facturing Company, Miller & Robinson, the Amsterdam Supply Compnny, the American Tobacco Company, the Con? tinental Tobacco Compnny and tho Consolidated Tobacco Company. FENCE DISPUTE CAUSED TRAGEDY Rich Farmer of Tennessee Killed by One of His Tenants, From Tarheel State. (By Associated Press.) j KNOXVILLE. TICNN.. Mny 8.?A telephone message from Athens, the county seat of McMInn county, tells or a tragedy which occurred at Orndy five miles from Athens, today. J. L. Knox, aged fifty-five, and one of his. tenants, named Allen, who recently lo? cated inere, coming from North Caro? lina. I Tlje men disputed about a fence, which Allen had built without Knox's I approval. OFF WITH THE OLD ON WITH THE NEW That Was the Motto Which Johann Hoch Seems to Have Based His Action. (By Associated Press.) CHICAGO. .May 8.?A novel occur? rence in criminal procedure was wit? nessed today at the trial of the alleged "Rlue Beard." Johann Hoch. The Innc. vation consisted in a 'rwifc" appearing as a witness in a case involving her hnghaud, tho woman being Mrs. A. Fischer-Viech, the last survivor with whom tho multi-bigamist underwent lite marriage ceremony. Mrs. Fiseher-IIoch narrated In do tfilt. tho flirting curried on . by Hoch with her, while Mrs. Welcker-JIcch, her sister, lay dead. The witness told of lloch'a giving her his photograph a:;d asking that she give him her pic tute in return, saying Hint he was RUing to wear it next his breast. "What reply illil you niahe " aslcccl Assistant State's Attorney Olsen. "I icmlndcd hlin thai my sister was not yol buried ami that her body was at (hat moment lying In the front par? lor ami that II. was no time for him to ' tall; to me.in that manner. The woman stated that she had seen Hoch giving her sister a light colored powder in some water two days before her deal h. FLEISCHMAN'S CASE. Doy'o Mother May Seek His Release From Naval Service. (By Associated Presr.) NORFOLK. VA., May 8.?When Leo Fleischman's term for desertion in the brig of the United Stales receiving ship Franklin expires his mother will make another attempt to have the navy department release him from his en? listment. If not successful she will np ' peal to the United Slates court hero in habeas corpus proceedings. The grounds will ho that young Flelschmau enlisted when he was only seventeen years old, though ho gnve his ago as twenty -two. F?deral Judge Edmund Waddill, when asked regarding the status of the Ficlschman case, said that ho had or? dered the release of a hoy from the navy some time ago because the enlist? ment occurred when the hoy was nine? teen years of ago, under nil assumed aged of Iwenly-ono years. The govern? ment appealed and the higher court reversed Judge Waddill, asserting thnt hnd the hoy been under eighteen years lie could not be held. With this as a precedent, Judgo Waddill probably would order the Ficlschman hoy's re? lease should the enso come before hlin. READY TO BAIL NAN PA'ITERSON District Attorney Jerome is Still Un? decided?Will Probably Hold Woman Week Longer. ;?'*?' v-.--*.^.?.wv.,>V \. < ' ' (By Associated Press.) NEW YORK. May S.?Nan Patter sen's ftlturo Is still uncertain. Rail has boon provided for her. but District. Attorney Jerome has not vol. decided what action ho will lake In her ease. This afternoon, nfler a long confer? ence With Mr. Jerome and his assist? ant, Mr. Rand, Miss Patterson's coun? sel was compelled to hoar In the cirl in I he Tombs the disappointing news that she may have to remain In prison for at least a week longer. The prisoner bore the announcement with fortitude, although she had boon led to believe that, she might bo grant? ed hor freedom either today or tomor? row. At least two bondsmen arc said lo bo ready to give bail in any reasonable! amount au.I counsel fi.i Miss Vv.'.'.sr son say the surety will bo provided without delay ns soon ns the district attorney expresses a willingness to accept it. RUNAWAY GRAVEL CAR KILLS A MAN Became Unmanageable on Steep Hill and Collided With Many Ve? hicles?Two Badly Hurt. (By Associated Press.) NASHVILLE. TF.NN.. May S.? A heavily-loaded gravel car on Iho stieci railway hero Ibis afternoon, became unmanageable and run nway clown ? stoop hill, colliding with several ve? hicles, .lehn Chennull, an cccupent of lino ofUhe vehicles, was Instantly kill? ed ami C. II. Campbell, the motormnn i f the runaway car, was probably fa? tally hurt. x "Bud'' Morgan, who wnn in one i' the wagons, was badly hint. Smith Case Postponed. (By Associated Press.) RICHMOND, VA., May 8.?Common? wealth's Attorney Page sjirnpg a sur? prise today In the Shepherd K. Smith case in Manchester. After twice fight? ing for an immediate preliminary hear? ing of Smith who is charged with be? ing implicated, with his wife, In the alleged murder of their six-year-old son by having beaten him lo death, Mr. Tage asked for a continuance until Sat? urday. Mrs. Chadwick'? Appeal, (ny Associated Press.) CINCINNATI. OHIO, May 8.?The jCase of Mrs. Chadwick was today set for hearing by the United States court of appeals for October 3. THE WEATHER. Fair Tuesday, colder ' In West portion; Wed? nesday fair on coast. PRICE 'LWO CENTS. THREE FATALITIES IN CHICAGO STRIKE I Two Brothers Stabbed, Presuma? bly by One of the Imported Non-Union Teamsters. O'OAY USl:D HIS RLVOLVtR Resisted an Unprovoked and Inexcus? able Attack by Seriously Wounding His Assailant?-Both Sid^s Claim Cains?Civic Committee Organizes, But Outlook For Its Success is Poor. (By Associated Tress.) CHICAGO, ILLS.. Mny 8.?Roth em plovcii! and strikers claim gains today in Ike t?nmstcrs strike. The employ? ers declare thnl they have gained tt decided advantage in the number of wagons r.ent out and the amount of. I business transacted. The strikers' claim Is based on the fact that 250 driver < for the vat Sous furniture deal? ers will strike tomorrow and Hint 150 paint workers employed by the llenlth .? Milligan Coinpan> struck today. Tlio furniture dealers ordered their men to carry goods to the boycotted houses ami the strike tomorrow will be the result. The paint workers of Health & Mil? ligan are the first members of any union not a member of the teamsters' I Organization to gc cn strike In support if the teamsters. They liavo walked I out because of the delivery of goods by non-union teamstt tu. The Stale street department, stores and large dry goods houses sent out nearly their full complement of dolly- ? I cry wngoiise this morning and through | out the day transacted business on nlmoat a normal I asln. In the wagons j of. .Carbon. Plor<:e. Scott & Co.. ample preparations were made for possible trouble. All their wagons were guard? ed by M least two representatives of law, ell her police olllcers oi deputy slieriffs. tlio latter being In nil cases armed with rifles. The deputies sat in the renr of tho wagons and held their guns In position [to use at the first sign of dlsluibanco. I The bijr department store of Roth? schild ft Co., for the first time since the strike, began to load their wagons in State street this morning, using police and deputy sheriffs for prot-jc lion. When It was found that they could not he supplied with the neces? sary'number of deputies, numbers of their employes wore sworn in as dep? uty sheftffs. This procedure was adopt? ed by many of the houses and the .sheriff by night had LlbO deputies at work. 1.500 Wagons Operated. Fifteen hundred wagons manned by non-union men were operated from Slate street todny and the ntimbor will be materially increased tomorrow. No more colored men are to be hired' by the Employers' Teaming Company. In? dividual contracts arc mado willi all men hired and they will be given per? manent employment. The rioting todny was of a sharper character than that of Saturday. Three men were fatally Injured and a num? ber of others were hurt. Mi.f-t of the affrays occurred during I he early part of (he afternoon. Wil? liam O'Pay, a colored teamster, to? night was dtlying south in an alloy west of Stewart avenue between 2'lrd land 2Mb streets, when he was at lacked l.y Albei t lenders, who struck him with n stone. O'Pay drew n revolver and i fired twice. Roth lullels took effect in Luders' bc:ly. O'Pay was arrested. I The flnnsell Alcock Company, O'Duy's I employers, are not Involved In tho teamsters' strike arid there war. no oc? casion for Enders' attack. Two brothers Jchn and Rlcharl Frnen. were fatally injured todny in a street fight with a colored man. Roth of the men were Plabberi In tho hdnmeit. Their assailants, whoso Identity Is not known, escaped. Thar police believe he is a strange.- In Chi ;o and nie working on the thoiy that be may be a "strike-breaker." Civic Committee Investigating. Tho civic committee, appointed by Mayor D?nn? to investigate the strike, commenced operations today. It did lilile business, hut organized for fu? ture work, however, und the promise for its success does not seem bright. It has nn power to summon witnesses and must, therefore, lel'y on volunteer I testimony.