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Thesubscru San price la ?1 50 a year, in advance. ib* i\ r.re rora wats by which money can \< mmX bv mail at our risk :?In a Post Office Mon j Or?i?-r by Bank Ch?-ek or Draft, or ?in Ex >mii JUcney Order, and when none of th<~? ?U? be ?rt:icured, ui a BegtaMMrMl Letter. mV?nicy Onours ?Yon can 'my a Money Ora VttTuur Post-Office, payable at theRichmoPi "?ont-OfrW, and we will be ruspcnsfble for it okMtm ^BXTRr^ Monkt Ordkrs can be or*alrted ? ??naflto? of the American Brat??? v'o., th? ^-?^nf^i states E.ipn-ss CO.. and the Weh "Fai ???lui Co."? Expr?s? Company. We will in n ^onsibii? f. r motley sent by any of these cot? The Express Momy Ordir at???! aw? eor-venitnt way for forwarding mone*. \rruTFRFD Lfttkr ?If a ?,???t Ofd? ? ?.:<>"'. or an Express OlhVe * rot wittni ?jMur reach, your Postmaster will R?^ist?-r tin MSUTyou w";sh to s? ?,.! us or payment of t<??. ?wnf.s G?????. if the letter is lost or stolen. I .,? ih?. You car dt?iid money in thi ?trr rvcr at our risk. ?A'? cHnnot be responsible for money sent n .-? ?my ether way than MM <>f th? fon? ?? niinniil atx>vo. If ymi sciul your nine ? . .tiicr way, you must do it at you? . -k. ?ITAIO. BIO. ? If yon dc not. want T?l itinocd for ?Otlnw rear afieryon i|>t ?.n has run out, y?>u |M notify us 1 " to di?continae It. Th? coorti hai .'?? ??. i ?.ut suh-.cn tiers to IM Wny |??G? WM d w ?Vioir paper ?usoontiimi-d nt the <" ??-?'?., ,.| t?me for which it has MWN nani : ??? ??.' naine (or lin? payment ot tlie mbacripti? <^>todate when they order the paper dis.- ? ? ?nr?inCA ' tu ?>?? -Wncii wntintr to ? your -mi ?? Tiptioii or t<. ils? ?iiitin, r??i shoo M give your MM and ' -? trtri otherwise we "?il'?'' ?owl \. , .. . .^ .>:? .M)l)l<r>s ?In omer r-o MMi <if:\ nuhnertber, we must be ? '????ormcr as well as the present addrwus fed M th?? Post Oftlce at ?l?hmend r ?Mriintl ON >??"??? "?. SATURDAY . . . . APRIL 30, 1904 KED people are not complaining 33Vci: now. They are working. The Virginia cases were not given as 3h consideration as were the Ala? bama cases. The result was the same. Vjowever. It takes the United States Senate two year* to confirm a colored Collector, without finishing the job. The death of Mit. Wakken C. Coli? ? an. founder of the Coleman Cotton Mills at Concord, N. C, is a racial calamity. He was one of the most pro jjTessive colored men in this country. Wm the Negro goes to the United States Supreme Court that tribunal ?s*.y? "Go to Congress." When he goes %m Cougrees, he is told to go back to the Suited States Supreme Court. Tine is enough to set any man to "cus ?isg OOLOMD men, don't even look ata ?:.::. woman, and if you see one pass Leg in the same block ani no one else is in sight, run as fast as you can to the ?ther side of the street or turn a comer m soon as possible. If you see one ou a ?sweet-car, that you are about to enter, ;e*et oft at once and?walk, keep walk ug These are life-saving directions, sind the time may come when we can upve the same advice to white men with reference to colored women. "How would it do, Sir Mitchell, for fine leading Negroes in Richmond and othei "Jim Crow" street car cities to Vet together and buy one or two large ?-Automobiles and carry Negro passeu ;?er8? No horses to feed, no barn to be kept up, etc. Try first at Richmond.? ? Oini innati, O., Brotherhood." Out people have this matter under Advisement and it may be that the auto tuohile/or passengers may be tried first at Rullinomi. WbtjU the Negro haters in this local? ity are putting in force prescriptive ra? serai rules and regulations, a vcice is iaeard from Texas, which tells of the kindness of a colorad man to his white master, and the latter's appreciation of ?urn. The Athen 's Texas, Review pub -ishedtbe following: 1/.adore Richardson to-day deeded thirty acres of land to Allen Richardson colored) as a gift for a home. The land is a fine piece iu-nr Mr. Richardson 's witch, on the T. ? N. O. The motive prompting the cha Stable deed was a ?Token of his kind feelings, good-will and ?rratitnde to the old "NT* gro. who nursed Mr. Richardson when a boy. At one time about the close of ? ? civil war Izadore and a yonnger brother TFwe the only white pera ins on t) place, their parents being dead and V Mther children away in the army and **????]. This Negro and his mam took care of the place and these two white children, lzadore says old Allen has carried him thousands of miles aud Mot he has slept with him many a time. He says he wanted the ohi Negro to have a home of his own duriug his last ?lays. The Nogro no doubt feels very grate? ful to the sou of his old "massa" for this generous recognition of him. There has never been a closer friendship, where not interfered with, than that between the old slave aud his old mas? ter aud tho hitter's deceudants. These Negroes know they can always depeud upou being assisted by their former masters if they are deserving. Ther never fear to go to them for a favor, for they know they will not be turned away empty-handed. The Richmond correspondent of the Petersburg, Va., Index-Appeal in writ? ing about the street-car situation said: " The conductors have more trouble with women than with men. When a number of persons get on, and while I the conductor is helping on the last and signaling for the car to start the ladies have taken seats uear the door, that j part reserved for colored people and re? sent the request to move. ? shau't* is the oft reply, then when the conductor insists they want all the reasoas why and finally move poutiug and talking at and to the discomfort of the couduc- j tor as long as they remain on the car. A ; conductor is. indeed, a chastened in?li vhlual these days in Richmond aud his patience will no doubt be rewarded in ' another world." "\E(,ROES aXI? STREET-CARS" The Richmond, Va., News Leader has been ?juite liberal in its views with reference to the citizen of color. Some of its utterances would have made good reading in the columns of some of our own journals. But evident? ly the Negro hating department was not working smoothly or the manager must have been away on his vacation and left no one in charge capable of vilif \ ing and abusing us. Be that as it may, it. is running all I right now and its editorial utterauces in its issue of the 20th inst. entitled "Negroes and Street-cars" would have done credit to tho Richmond Dispatch during the palmiest days of Readjust? r Rule. It said: "The conflict that has arisen here over the seating of the races in the street-cars is an illustration as vivid as we could find of the perpetual conflict we may l?x>k for while the experiment of keeping two distinct races of people on the same territory aud in contact aud competition with each other. The street railway company is subjected to tremendous pressure from the white people to take advantage of this DOW law and separate the races in the cars as far as possible. Obeying this strong public demand, it is confronted with the indignation ami resistance of the Ne groes and with an attempted boycott of it by all the representatives of that race | ?h the city." We have enquired carefully as to the source of this "tremendous pressure from the white people" and the stre? t railway officials admit that it is from people outside, rath?>r than those inside of Richmond, and that this species of race legislation is conflued to the legislature of Virginia. There is no coufiict between the white and colore?! people of this city. It seems however, that (rem ral Manager Hikk ami his assoeia'es are trying r?> raise the issu?* and uiakt? euch a conflict, but both races are objecting. As to the extent of the disposition of the colored people to walk, a person has ?>nly t?)use his eyes an?l note the remark? able hilling oil' in the patronage of the street cars by *he colored people of this city. They are staying off the cars and avoiding trouble, aud as a result white people ouly are being carried to the Pedice Court and fined for violating streetcar regulations. Our people walked before the street? cars were established here. In fact they did most walking for the white Ioana whose servants they were. We certainly are able to walk now that we aie, in a legal sense at least, our own masters. When we get tired walking, we have our ?>wn 'bus lines, owued by Mr. A D. Price, Mr. W. Isaac Johnson, Mr. A. Hayes aud others while their carriages are among the best in the city. Huiulreds of colored men have furniture wagons and drays and the hearses ! can be utilized with the side glasses taken out. The News-Leader charges the trouble up to race antagonism and re? marks: "In that antagonism the matter of 1 clothes or manner?? or com pn rat i ve infel ! ligence is n:>t consul? red. The daiutiesr ! and most exclusive white woman 1m not the slightest nbject?oo to o-cupyitig I a seat in a car with ?he humblest white man. provided he is ? naooohrj cleanlv, decent, sober and well-behaved Bne ? does object and her friends objaot to her | occupying a seat with the best drestd. I best behave?! aud most intelligent N?>gr?> ? man in the city, ami her feeling is shared all along the aorta] scale ?Iowa n> the poorest aud most obscure whir?? woman." From where did the white gentleman, , who wrote that tditorial com?? Is it i possible that he ?loes not know that the ? antipathy to whici he refers exists in | only what is usually termed the "poor I white trash?" Ptople who came from j nothing and are bound f?<r the same ? station! If he did 11? know it. why is it that he does not go to Franklin street '. in thi* city in the afternoons and look i at the most accomplished and beautiful I white ladies in this country of charm? ] ing manners and graceful mien sitting by the side of Negro drivers, who know ! their places and who never think for a moment of presuming that their pres? ence is noticed otherwise than in a menial capacity. What is true on the public streets is ?>qniJly so in the homes. rvan'? go to and fro knowing 1 at the side of a person does disturb the social and .??I absurd reasoning further when it said: "From the standpoint of the well-dress? ed, well behaved, clean and intelligent ? Negro it is a hardship on him to recog? nize this prejadii^e and to say that he' shall not nave his choice wher ? he shall ? sit in a publie couveyauce But the i feeling exists, and in cur opinion it is m necessary as it is natuial. It is one of the safeguards against the breaking down of the barrier between the races \ and the amalgamation and mixing, which is the worst horror Southern white peoplo can imagine and would be the worst disaster that could bufali bjtli races in the country." The intimation in the above declara. tiou is as significant, from a white man's staudpoint as it is horrible. He states plainly that the well-dressed, well behaved, clean and intelligent Negro who is permitted to ride undis? turbed as to his place or seat in a street? car is liable to pro?luce the amalgamat? ion or mixing of the races. He there f?>re intimates that in as much as the consent of both parties is necessary m such cases that this consent can be ob? tained. The person who wrote this editorial was evidently so permeated with race prejudice that he was slow to observe the reflection that he was casting upon < the feiimlt s of his own race. White and colored people, male and female have been travelling upon the street-cars together for forty years. Has this transieut acquantanceship led to the amalgamation aud mixing of the race?*? If it has, name an instance. If it has not, admit that this species of j mischievous demagogism is a disgrace to modern j?)urnalism. The public parks and thorough-fares art the places where the white men entice the colored females to deeds of evil and the houses of prostitution known to the police authorities are the places where the devilish bargains are carried out. These then are the places to be dealt with and not the street cars. For our part, if the News-Leader is really opposed to this mixing let it be? gin the crusade agaiust all places of evil and it shall have onr cordial sup? port; "The best thing aud the only thing for the Negro to do is to submit and make the best of it with good nature ami patience, for he is in the presence of a race whi^h he cannot fight or over come, at the mercy of a force so far superior to his own that he cannot deal with it by process of law, by the in? fluence of moral ?ir political force, by intellectual effort ?>r by rev?dutiou. In this special case, no injustice is <l?>ne him. G?? place assigned him in the cars is as good as that given the whites." The whito man and uot the Negro is the one who is making the trouble. The Negro, as a rule, is blessed with big fact aud a determination to use them. He is trying to avoid trouble and is going his way in peace. He is not iutruding upon tin? white people of this community, and rccogni/.es a prin? ciple which is above the so-called e?]iial ity of the privileges furnished. He is a citizen and he objects to beiug singled out from any other c?tiz?n. The News Liiader continues: "All he is asked to do is to keep to himself and allow the wlut?> ptOOOl to do the same, so that intimate, contact between the races shall b?? avoi led as far as p?)ssil?le." This is too what he is a-king of you white people. An "an army'" o? your whit?? men are constantly on picket ?iuty in our localities making them selves familiar and "worrying" some of our blackest girls "to death." The result is very embarrassing for sev?Tiil of our colored people are us "mad as hornets," because they have been forced to ride with white people, the conduct? ors insisting even in the face of their protests that they are'whit??, when they know they are colored. If you will authorize the e?dored men to arrest and land in jail all of the : white men who refuse to sit by a Negro on a street-car in the day time and stay as close as they can get with the black? est of Negroes in 100 nigl t-time, w?? w ill assure you that 100 true inetln.d of preventing this amalgamation and mix ing has been fouud. The writer then conclu?les his article as follows: "The wise course for the Dolorai peo? ple is to accept development as they come, but to keep in their minds that | the only hope for the peace and comfort of both races is that they shall be sep? arated finally, uot by th?? distance DO? i tweeu one seat in a street-car and an? other, but by miles of territory or ocean, so that the Negro may establish a civilization and government of his own and a country in which he shall stand on his merits and be equal with all the other people there." Such pence and comfort will never com??. Oo tin? c?>ntrary, in a few years, these same Negroes will n?>te with nlananja BOO movement of your funeral DfOOaateon to wants the tomi), ?roam all ram prejudice aud unreasoning argu im-ut is forgotten and where at the otoaa of a fen thousau?! year day, the c ?lor is shown only by the tormenting M.iims of the Devil ami the punishment for a life of abuse and misrepresentation continues fr??m eternity to eternity and the sorrows of this life and that will never flee away. ???? ?Uh' DKC1S10X Ali.UXST l>. The Supreme C?>urt of the United | States has rendered another one of its an? t-Negro decisions.and.as has been usual ? in such cases a Republican member was ! selected to render the opinion of that tribunal. The cases were those from Virginia, ? known as Junes and others and Selden and others against the State Board of Canvassers. Mr. Justice Brew er said: "The prayer of the petitioners specifi . cally, is to restrain the canvass of the returns of the election of November 4, j 1902. Even the general clause at the ' clooe of th<- pr?*., ?r la tm such other enti foi lino 'ers in t?d i ermses as shall and may make the prayer o# your ! petitioners effectual,' but as shown I>r affidavit, and as. indeer?., we might per? haps, take judicial notice by the pres? ence in the House of Representatives of the individuals elected at that election from the various congressional districts of Virginia, the thing sought to be pro hibited. has been done aud cannot be undone by any order of court The canvass has been made, certificates of election have been issued, the House of ; Representatives, which it the s ole judge ' of the qualification?? of its members, has admitted the partie? holding the certifi? cates to seats in tbut body, and any ad? judication, which this court might make would be only an ineffectual de- i cisi?n of the question or not, these pe? titioners were wrouged by what has ; been fully accomplished. Under these circumstance?, there is nothing but a moot case remaining, and the motion to ; dismiss must be sustained. " We called attention to the weakness of the cases selected, in that it was an effort to prevent a body from doing ; what it had already done. But had it been stronger, the result would have been the same. The Un? j ited States Supreme Court is anti-Ne- : gro, and a man must indeed be stone blind not to see it. We do not note that a single judge dissented. The opinion was unanimous and the months of toil and expenditures of money go for naught. We have taken the position that it was a hopeless case from the start and we did this at the risk of being misnud- ; erstood. Public sentiment is controll? ing every department of the govern? ment, and the judicial department of ! the nation is not outside the zone of its ! influence. A change will come, and we must ? wait with patience for its appearance. ' This is the beginning of the age of con- ' servatism, which means the sacrifice i of principle temporarily for the accom? plishment, of a giveu purpose. It is the j calm before the storm for, as a result of these surrenders, pent-up indignation ; breeds war and with it comes blood? shed. The colored people can afford to waif. A race of people that with-stood two hundred aud fifty years of galling op? pression can live in the midst of fifty year* of "milk and water" freedom. 4 WEEK'S NEWS CONDENSER Thursday, April 21. Emil RocgkO, the lost of the Chicago ear barn bandits, has been convicted of mtinfer and sent? need to life im DrisOBBMBti Th?? senate commit!???? on Bo?iga re- | Intions have* ant hur?/.? ?i a favorable rejxirt on the extradition treaty be? tween the doited Statics and Cuba. The battleship Rhode Island will be launched at Qulncy, Mass., April 30, ) and will be christened by Miss Maud Wet more, daughter of Senator Wet-! more. Ha ron Von Sternburg, th? German j ambassador, will deliver the com-' men? ement address at the University of the South, at Sewanee, Tenn., on June 13. Friday, April 22. A force of MM workmen are work? ing night and ?lay to complete the St. I/onis fair lor the opening. The Farmers' and Mon liants' Hank of Clay City. Ind.. was robbed of $6000 by burglars, who left no elu<\ Over Mt RMHObon of th?> Pennsyl vania Kailroai! Vet??;;'? Employes' As aoeiation h< hi their annual i? union at Wtlk?sbarre. Pa. Over Itt employes of the Norfolk and Western railroad shops at Ports? mouth, (>., went on strike against a <-hange in working hours The postofhVe department has or tOTOd a rural free delivery service es? tablished May It at Houston Station. Kent county. Dot, with one carrier. Saturday, April 23. Joseph E. Schwab, former president of the American Steel Foundries com-; pany. will erect a $700.000 steel plant at Chicago. Senator Depew. of New York, cele? brated bis 7?>th birthday anniversary by a dinner and FOCOpttOO :it his Wash? ington home. President Roosevelt has nominated William If. Collier, of New York to be solicitor for the department of com-; merco :>ml labor. According to a statement issued by St. l?ms l'air olhVials. it will cost $20 for the total admissions to all attrac? tions on the "Pike." Building \To. I of the Pennsylvania Soap company, at Lancaster. Ta, was destroyed by a fire caused by a de? tective ?le? trie light wire. Loss, $27. 000. Monday, April 25. Buffalo. N. Y., has awarded a eon tract for the erection of a McKinley monument of mavhlo, to cost $93.silo. W. E. KOMM, while visiting his brother on his yacht in Echo Ray, New Rochelle, ?. Y., fell overboard and was drowneil. A bo1 er delivering bread at Schuvl kill Haven. Pa. found Mrs. ftflchS ! ????? del 1 Of !'? "art disease and lying across her stove. Presides! Roosev.'lt golOCtOd fol governor il Porto Rico, vice William Hunt, appointed fodero! tods?, Judge Beaknian W inthrop. of New York. Tuesday, April 26. Two sol.tiers were killed ani 1 5 in jure?! in a head-on collision on the Santa Fe railroad, near Hurtoimi. C ! Secroiavv Of War Taft will repte sent President Roosevelt at the open? ing cimo nonies Of the Louisiana Pur chase Exposition at St Louis. Prime Pu Lun. nephew to the em? peror Of China, and bis personal rep reseiiti'tive to the St. Louis Szpool tion. was ote? dally recorred by Presi dent Roosevelt at the White House. The Virginia cases involving the ; validity of the suffrage provision of, 1 the new Virginia gtOJtt constitution ! were dismiss???! by the United Stales supreme court on the ground that no relief was possible. Wednesday, April 27. All the union carpenters of Loui . ville, Ky., will go on strike for a closed shop and an eight-hour day. A three-story building at Elgin, ill.. was wrecked by robbers blowing up the safe Of EL J. Scbuett & Son. The] escaped with |?tt, M. Richard Strauss, the composer, was received at the White House by President and Mrs. Roosevelt, who ' ?*t attended his concert. JAPS FOUGHT WAY ACROSS THE YALU It is Eelieved Russian Fire Destroyed Floating Paris of Their Bridges. SUBMARINES AT TORT ARTHUR Four Put Into Service to Aid In De fer.se of the Stronghold?Japanese Squadron to Attempt to Cut Off Vladivostok Fleet. Liao Yang, April 27.?Between Mon? day night and yesterday morning the Japanese forced a passage of the Yalu, two companies crossing between Tchangdjiou and Siaopoussikhe. Heavy firing was heard near Tatung Kau, in which it is believed the Japanese made a feint in order to distract attention from the real point of passage. So far no bridge spans the river. It is believed the Russian fire succeeded In destroy? ing the floating parts of the Japanese bridges. On April 23 the Russians observed that the Japanese were making prep UKNERAL INOl'YE. [Commander Twelfth division Jn panes? army, now on the Talu.] arations to cross the Yalu river. On the night of April 25 two steamers and two torpedo boats were noticed at the mouth of the river. They ap? proached the shore at daylight and the Japanese commence?! to build a pon? toon on the left tributary. A second pontoon was being prepared 10 miles up tho strenui. At 3 o'clock the same afternoon the? Japanese occupied the Island of Sanio lindo, to which they carried pontoon boats, etc. The night passed quietly, the tor? pedo boats maintaining a careful watch in ease the troops ashore should be attacked, and examining the mouth of the river by means of searchlights. At 3.40 next morning the Japanese crossed the river near the village of Tchindlagon (?) whore, however, the Russian outposts commenced firing upon them. The Russian advance guards bad been furnished with a small gun, and they succeeded in de? stroying the pontoon constructed near Wiju. The wVOOkOd inni toon was car? ried away by the current, and further Japanese bridging ooerntloaa ceased, but the Japannee continued to cross by another pontoon southward of Wiju. A Japanese column, with a battery of artillery, appro;:?had TtttaOChOO at miihlny. but the Itussiin ?alnollDOT? met ? li ????? with ahnrp Bring? evidently giving them tron?le, as they retirad with the battery, which made no at? tempt to annwer the Ruonfon fire. Four Japanese Transports Sunk. Paris. April If.?The St. Petersburg correspondent of the Matin says: "I learn from a sure source that the Vladivostok squadron yesterday sank four Japanese transports which were convoying 4000 men." Not An Important Victory. St. Petersburg. April 27.?The cen? sors committee did not give ?nit the dispatches received reganling the movements of the Japanese a?toss the Yalu river. It was intimated that in? formation bad DOSO receive?! that the Japanese had crossed the river, but this was nccoanpnaJed by ? statement that the su??? ess of the enemy should in no sense be regarded as an important rio? tory, the Russians having no intention Of vigorously contestili!; the passage, their plan being to annoy the en?>my as much as possible. It is evident from the dispatches re? ceived here that, in order to render a crossing Pasible, the Japanese made a feint on Tatung Kau, while the troops actually crosse?! some mih's up the river near Tchangdjiou. Two companies were first thrown into Manchuria and unquestionably entrenched, ami imme? diately under the cover of their guns ratnforceanenta crossed. It is recorded as probable that when these troopa arc in s.itli?dent numbers they will inaivh aient; the M.tnchurian hank of the Yalu in the direction of Antung near which li? s the roaii on arhleh the advance ?an continue to Feng Bonns ?? hang, where the first determined stand ?>f the Russians will he made. No report has been received here, of nYial or otherwise, showing ?asualties on either side. The entrante into the service of four submarin" boats at Port Arthur means the addition of a new and for midable weapon for th?> OOfenoa of that Stronghold. The dispatch of the boats in se?tions over the railroad has been shrouded in BOtraty, and even today many in St. Petersburg are inclined to doubt the report by officials of their presen?e at Port Arthur or to accept the information as trustworthy. Any effort now to close or blockade Port Arthur will be too dangerous, it is thought, for Vice Admiral Togo to at? tempt. The defenders of the port will be able to guard against Japanese sub? marine vessels entering the harbor and attacking the Russian ships at anchor. The officials here are not certain that the Japanese have submarine boats, as they possessed none before the war, but since the beginning of hostilities they undoubtedly have laid down a number of them. The Russian submarine boats may ?oon have an opportunity to demon ?Irate tho value ?31 their type In war. as the J apa?es? fleet la reported at Chefoo, and the Interval of time It ia usually absent from Port Arthur baa about expired. Submarine Boats a Success. Port Arthur, April 27. The experi? ments with submarin?? boats her?? bare b?'en attended with brilliant success. All is inlet in the re;;i?>n of the foil. VLADIVOSTOK FLEET OUT After Long Period of Inactivity They Sink Jap Merchantman at Gensan. Tokio. April 26.?The Russian Vladi? vostok squadron, after a long period of Inactivity, suddenly appeared off Gen? san, on the east coast of Korea, and sank the Goyo Maru, a Japanese mer? chant steamer of 600 tons. Latest reports from Gensan say that the Vladivostok squadron has disap? peared. The Vladivostok squadron consists of the cruisers Rossia. Gromoboi, Rurik and Bogatyre. The last is a protected cruiser and the others are armored cruisers, the four being among the most powerful in the Russian navy. The foreign military observers as? signed to Japanese first army in Korea have been ordere?l to leave for the front next Saturday. In addition to at? taches already mentioned the follow? ing will accompany the party: Cap? tain Hoffman, of Germany; Captain Gyermata, of Austria; Captain Payeur, of France; Major Cvigna, of Italy; Colonel Gertsch, of Switzerland, and Captain Herurdt, of Sweden. Togo Waiting For the Fleet. Ixmdon, April 27.?No further news from the seat of war has reached Lon I don and there Is no confirmation of! the reported Japanese reverses on the Tot?? Stirring news, however, is now expected hourly both from the regions Of the Yalu and Vladivostok. The general opinion that Vice Ad? miral Togo is waiting for the Vladi? vostok squa?lron Is ronflrmed by the Daily Telegraph's Tokio correspondent, who says there is no doubt that the Japanese are taking steps to cut off the retreat of the \'ladivostok war? ships. SCRANTON COLLIERY BURNED The 600 Men at Work In Mine Were Gotten Out In Safety. Scranton. Pa., April 27.?The Pine Brook breaker of the Scranton Coal company was almost completely de? stroyed by a fire. The loss is estimat? ed at $60,uoo, and it is insured for 50 per cent, of Its value. All ?if the G>?? men nt work In the mine when the fire broke out, tog?'thor with the mules, were gotten out in safety through secondary openings. It being the dinner hour, the breaker boys were at play In the breaker yard and were tin trafora, lu no danger. The Pine Brook colliery is located Just on the edge of the business dis? trict, and is In the heart of one of j the principal manufacturing districts. The Allis-Chalmers Locomotive Works and a number of other structures were DOt afire by sparks, but tbe flam? s in each instance we'"''? esaily extinguish???' j The mine has been in operation 52 j years, but Is good for 20 more years. The breaker will bo rebuilt at one??. The company will provide places at other minos for as many of the 600 , hands as can ho accommodated. The : others face a six months' idleness. MRS. POWELL CONFESSED Delaware Woman Admits She Killed Her Foster Daughter. Dover, Del., April 20.?The grand jury of this county returno?! a true bill against Mrs. Mary A. Powell. Mrs. Powell is Choread with the killing of her foster ?laughter. Miss Estelle Al? bin, on February 9 last. The state in the effort to withhold its most damag? ing evidence, presented but few wit DOOM? before the grand jury. Stati D?te? lives Hat ledge and Francis. Sheriff Mclvin and one witness, James HoHegen, a neighbor, were heard. Attorney General Ward admitted that Mrs. Powell had confessed to the murder of Miss Albin. Boy Set Asphalt Street on Fire. New York. April 25.?A iportOflllOf fire was caused here by a boy who touched a lighted match to a looking barrel of oil that fell from a wagon In First avenue between 29th and 30th streets. The barrel blazed up and the boy and his companions ran away. A moment later there was an explosion, and the Ignited oil aproad over the avenue and ran down tin* hill toward 30th Btreet, tilling the roadway with a mass of llames. The firemen had little trouble In putting the fire out, but nearly a block of the asphalt pavement was melted and will have to be relaid. The police are looking for the b?>y. Twenty-three Rioters Killed. Budapest. April 25.?A serious riot is reported t?> nave token place at the BBnrkei town Of Blend, mar Gross-! Wnrdetn, reaaltlng from a ?otlinlon between meetings of tha Sodollat and ' Independent portion While order was being restored by the gendarmes a ? Socialist Bred a rev?dvcr, killing the eommaniltv. The gendarmes there? upon Irod a volley, killing 23 of the j rioters and severely wounding 40. The military were summoned from Gross- ? Wardein. DEATH IN A TORNADO Thirteen Persons Killed By Fierce Wind Storm In Southwest. Fairland. I. T.. April 26.?Half a dozen business blocks were destroyed by a tornado that swept through here killing seven persons outright and in? juring a Somber Of others. Three of the injured will die. The dead- Mrs. Mary Lamar, Mrs. John Loanastsr, Arthur Brought, a child of N. J. Houok, Elijah Russell, ; his Alfe and child. It is estimated that the tornado caused property damage to the extent of $100.000. Four miles south of here the tor? nado was even more severe. Farm houses and barns were completely de- j molished and farm stock was killed. Pryor Creek, I. T., April 26?Six per aons were killed by a tornado which awept through the country about four miles south of here. Reports have heen received that a number 6f other? were injured, but names of only two are known. The storm started near Choutaau, on the Missouri, Kansas and Texas road, eight miles from here and swerv? ed to the northeast, cutting a path from one half to a mile wide and about 20 miles long. The Abbott borne was demolished and the four members of the family instantly ktlledL The storm then struck tli?' !)?;?!> Imme, blowing it to pieces, killing the young son and probably fa* tally Injuring the father. At Crand River, eight miles farther on. the Bitting house was demoltehed, the tornado killiug Lucy Bitting and breaking both the legs of her father, Leopold Bitting, a farmer. The tor? nado then passed Into the flint hubs, east of the river and tore a strip through the woods as clean cut as though made by wood choppers. NO PLOT AGAINST LOUBET Report of Attempt to Assassinate the French President In Rome Denied. Rome, April 26.?The report sent from Rome to Berlin, printed In the Tageblatt of the cap?tol and circulated on the Bourse (and which was also circulated In the United States) that there was a plot against the life of President Ix>nbet and that an attempt had been made to assassinate him If without foundation. The report may perhaps have orig Inated In the fact that a French priest went to the office of the Italia where, becoming excited he cried that he had come to Rome to kill President Lou bet The editor of the Italia sent for the police, but before they arrived the priest had disappeared. The polle? then arrested several priest?, but in none of them could the staff of th? Italia recognize the excited clergyman who had visited the office. All search for this priest has proved unavailing. Nobody, however, at? taches Importance to the Incident CANAL PAYMENT IN PARIS Syndicate of French Bankers Will Ad? vance the $40,000,000. Washington, April 27.?Payment by the United States for the Panama canal concessions and property will b? made in a few days, perhaps before the end of this month. The subject was discussed at the meeting of th? cabinet It was expected that the pay? ment for the canal property would b? made to the new Panama Canal com? pany through New York banks, but It has been decided that the payments shall be made in Paris. A syndicate of French bankers will advance the $40,? 000.000 necessary to liquidate th? In? debtedness of the United States to th? canal company. Girl Taunted to Horrible "Vdth. Wasbitmton. April 2G>- Ti c.ted with being the ?laughter of a rr virderer, Mist Rachel Maehott, a girl 20 years old, threw herself under the wheels of a train at tb?^ 10th street and Mar-land avenue railroad crossing, and wat hor? ribly Injured before a ho. ro" ?t ickea crowd, who shouted with ^ars run? ning down their faces for tfsS girl te save herself. Three Cf ? . passed over her before 'he ..am ???'? v'* ?topped, '?'? ? ? ?s still alive .. ! .. reached, but died soon after at th? ogsergjOBcy hospital Legs than two years ggSJ the girl's father shot and killed an Italian, and iu now in th? St Rlizalxth's Ir.s.ui ?. -yiuin. The girl had been of a nuian? liolv disposition. Harrisburg Station Damaced By Fire. Hai Tisliurv. l'a. April IT, ? The Pennsylvania Railroad Enion station was damaged by lire to the extent of 171,000 to 1100,000. All the records of the company, im hiding highly valu? able blue prints, are Included In the loss. Traliic was ?1? lay? d for about three hours. The train dispatcher's office was destroyed, and to facilitate traliic temporary oiliceg were estab lisbed at North Street, this city, a branch intersection. The fire is sup? posed to have originated from crossed electric wires in an elevator shaft on the third floor. Confederate Memorial Day. Savannah, Ga., April 27. ? Corred? erete Memorial Day was observed by a suspension of business and a parade of the societies of veterans and Sons of Veterans, escorted by the Savannah Volunteer Guards. The Confederate monument in Forsyth Park was decor? ated ami flowers and wreaths wer? placed on the ?raves of the Confeder ate dead in Laurel Grove Cemetery. Virginia Murderer Captured. Niagara Falls. N. V . April 27.?John W. Kennedy, under arrest here on sus? picion, has admitted that he is wanted In Stauntou. VV. Va., for the wrecking of an express train and the killing of the engineer two years ago. Kennedy had been convicted and sentenced to be hanged on March 11. Two days b?? fore the time set for his execution a? made his escape. _ genehalTmakk?.1 3 Philadelphia, Pa., April $7. Floor steady; winter superfine, S3.50OS.75; Peons, roller, ?bar, $4.404j4.70; city mills, fancy, $5.3565.50. Rye Boor quiet; per barrel, $4.:h?. Wheel firm; No. 2 red Penne., new. $1.02?4?1.0S. Corn firm; No. S yellow, heal. 51 Vic. Oats quiet ; No. 2 white, clipped, 45c; lower grades, 44c. Hsj ?teed] ; No. 1 timothy, $18018.50, lerge bales. Pork firm; family, $18.50. Reef st.ady. beef hams. $20.506'21. Live pouutry, hens. LSVfcc.; old roosters, 9\kc. Dressed poultry, choice fowls. 14c.; obi roos? ters, IOC. Putter steady ; creamery, 2t?c. BggS steady; New York and Penna.. 17-'?-? Pol a loes steady; per bushel, $1.1043 1.35. Baltimore, Md., April 27. ? Wheat dull; spot contract, 99ff99V4c.; spot NO - rod. 8101.00%; Btesaser No. 2 red. 94^ *.*4 >4c.; southern, by sample. 934290c; do., on grade, 83090c. Corn firm; spot. ">i Vstj 51 %<'?? steamer mixed, 4slaf$48%c.; southern white corn 46fJ>55ViC.? do. felloe corn, 4;?(a MHe. Oats dull; ?a -' white. 45Vi# 46c; No. 2 mixed, 4$V*4] 44c. Rye dull; No. 2. uptown. 80?81c; No. 2 western. ttc Hav steady: No. ) timothy, $17.5o (f/18; No. 1 clover, mlxe0, $1T>@16. Butter steedy; fancy imitation. 19 c: 20c; do. creamery, ??4 5?2G??. ; do. ladle, 174918c. Eggs firm, at I74fltc, Live Stock Markets. Union Stock Yar.ls. Pittsburg, Pa., April 27.--Cattle steady; choice, $5.35 05.50; prime. $5? 5.25; fair. $44>4.50. Hogs steady, prime heavy nnd me? dium*. 85.304J5.35; heavy Yorkers, $5.25f? 5.30; light Yorkers, 15.15??f5.25; pigs. |4.90t?5; roughs, $3.504$5. Sheep steady; prime wet hers, $.'?;'/> fi.i"; < oui mon sheep. $3.504)3.50; choice lambs, $t><&7; veal .alvos. $4.75(1? 5. i