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TUE8DAY, April 18, 1908.
Washington, D. C., April 15.—The
text of the notes exchanged by Minis
ter Bowen and Gen. Alejandro Ybarra,
minister for foreign affairs of Venez
uela, shows the American communica
tion amounted practically to an ulti
matum, and the Venezuelan reply was
a spirited refusal to submit to the
These notes have been guarded care
fully by Secretary Taft, and they will
not be published with the consent of
this government, for the present at
least. The exact language in which
each is couched has been obtained,
however, and it establishes that the
United States and Venezuela actually
arrived at a point dangerous to the
peace of the two countries, and it was
to avoid another step, which must
have had the character of force, that
Secretary Taft announced Friday that
he regarded the incident as closed.
It has been asserted that the note
sent by Mr. Bowen to Gen. Ybarra was
blunt, even curt. This is true, but it
appears from the text that the respon
sibility for this curtness rests with
the government of the United States,
and noti with Mr. Bowen. The part
the latter played in the correspond
ence was really only that of messen
Text of Bowen Note.
"I have received instruction from
my government," Mr.Bowen stated, "to
ask the government of Venezuela
whether or not it is disposed to sub-
NO PEACE IN
CONFERENCE HELD IN MAYOR
DUNNE'S OFFICE PROVES
Chicago, 111., April 15. Infuriated,
teamsters attacked a caravan of IMont- indigestion, ujo^c)jaia, ijuimupttiiuii,
gomery Ward & Co.'s wagons near the loss of appetite, bilious attacks or tor
Northwestern freight house today, pid liver. Trial bottle August Flower,
dragging John Cox, a non-union driver 25c. Big bottle, 75c. At Sargent's.
from his wagon. The attack was made
so quickly that the police were taken
by surprise and it was only after a
desperate fight that Cox was rescued.
Peace Conference Futile.
The peace conference held at the
office of Mayor Dunne today was ap
parently futile. At its close President
Shea of the Teamsters' union said-
-Negotiations are all off as far as I
§&? again unless the mayor sends for us."
Pft-s DEATH OF CHILD.
Young Son of Mr. and Mrs.
Lager Passed Away Today.
**. From Saturday's Daily.
*z t, John Paul William Lager, the 3
year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar
Lager, died this morning at 10:40
o'clock. The funeral service's will be
conducted from the residence, corner
^^Htayne- and Cherry streets. Sunday.
lit Funeral of Stephen Brown.
The funeral services of the late
Stephen Brown, who died Friday morn
be conducted from the under-
taking parlors of C, T. Sullivan, on
West Second street this afternoon at
4:30 o'clock, Rev. D. C. Bevan, pastor
of the Main Street Methodist Episco
pal church officiating. Mr. Brown is
survived by three daughters and three
sons, Mrs. Abel Lee, Mrs. Herman Col
lins, Mrs. William Traul
ii 111,1^1 iiio
VENEZUELAN AFFAIR MUST
AWAIT PRESIDENTS RETURN
mit to arbitration all questions pending
between the two countries."
Then he added that he begged to
present a copy of the instruction which
he had received from the government
of the United States and which,' it is
learned, had been prepared before
hand in Washington. As paraphrased,
this instruction is as follows:
"In the opinion of the government of
the United States the time has come
when it is necessary that an end shall
be made to offenses committed by the
government of Venezuela against and
the injustice which has been suffered
by American interests. The govern
ment of the United States therefore,
desires to ask that the government of
Venezuela decide, yes or no, if it is
willing to submit all the pending ques
tions in a friendly way to arbitration.
Should the government of Venezuela
decline to agree to arbitration, which
is a fair way to effect a settlment, the
government of the United States re
serves to itself the right to take such
action as may seem to it advisable."
May Go To Mexico.
Minister Bowen, it seems, has been
working in accordance with the ex
press directions of the government of
ficials at Washington and the fact that
he is persona non grata at Caracas
does not prejudice these officials
against him in the least. It is rumored
that he may get the post as ambassar
dor to Mexico to succeed Edwin H.
Conger next fall.
Rosemary Lenore Sanborn, the 2-year
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Fred
Sanborn, who died Thursday after
noon, were conducted from the resi
dence, 216 North Green street, this af
ternoon at 2:30 o'clock, Dr. F. F. Stoltz.
pastor of the First Presbyterian
church, officiating. Interment was
made in Ottumwa cemetery.
Where Happiness Is Found.
Don't look for true happiness in the
mansions of the very rich, where high
priced physicians are called in to doc
tor every ailment. But seek it and
find it, too, in the comfortable homes
of the middle classes and so-called
poor, where Green's August Flower is
always jised to keep the family healthy
•to cure all stomach troubles, whether
the True Druggist
MRS. L. F. DARE PASSES AWAY
Former Ottumwa Resident Dies in Des
Mrs. L. F. Dare, of Des Moines, for
merly a resident of this city, died yes-
Bisters, Mrs. A. Coberg of Agency and the spine which he received in the
rs- N°ah Evans of Huron, S. D., and civil war and from wnich ho suffered
Ottumwa Thomas Brown, of
The funeral services of the late Mrs.
f? JRobert J. Galentin. who died at her
ij home, 219 North Court street, Thurs
day afternoon, were conducted from
the First Baptist church this after
"f noon at 2 o'clock, Rev. F. G. Davies,
officiating. The high esteem in which
Funeral of Child.
The funeral services of the
afternoon at Mercy hospital in
koines, death being caused from
Box of this city.
About five* years ago Mr. and Mrs.
L. F. Dare left Ottumwa for St. Jos
eph, Mo., where they resided for sev
eral years. Later they removed to
Wichita, Kansas, and recently they
moved to Des Moines. Mrs. Dare was
a kind amiable woman, whose hosts
of friends in this city will join with
her husband in mourning her death.
The remains passed through the
city this afternoon on the Rock Is
land to Eldon, where the funeral will
take place Monday.
GENERAL PALMER DEAD.
Was Formerly Commander in Chief of
National G. A. R.
Albany, N. Y., April 15.—General
former commander in
Harvey chief of the Grand Army of the Repub-
Brown, of Ottumwa and William and. lie. died at his home here today.
Noah Brown, of St. Paul, Minn. Two
His death resulted from a wound at
ACCIDENT ON BATTLESHIP.
Muzzle of Eight Inch Gun on the Iowa
is Blown Off.
esteem which Washington D. April 15.-A tele-
Vs?- Mrs. Galentin was held was partially Sr&ni from tne chiei of staff of the
hf* attested by the large attendance of North Atlantic squadron received at
re'i?' friends at the last sad rites and the the navy department today, states that
Iff beautiful floral tributes. Interment the muzzle of one of the eight-inch
as made in the Ottumwa cemetery. guns of the battleship Iowa blew
yesterday during target practice,
late one was injured.
PUTILOFF IRON WORKS AT ST.
PETERSBURG 8HUTS MEN
E A E N E W IS O E S
Troops are Guarding the Big, Iron
Works and There Is Great Excite
ment—Peasants' Unrest is Growing
St. Petersburg, April 16.—The Puti
loff Iron Works has been closed and
a notice on the gates says this is due
to the unreasonable demands of the
men, the threatening of officials, the
frequent interruption of work and dis
regarding of rules. Troops have been
stationed near the works all day and
precautions have been taken to sup
press possible disorders tomorrow
There is muih excitement in the dis
Re-Enforce St. Petersburg Garrison.
Several squadrons of Don Cossacks
have been brought to rein force the gar
rison at St. Petersburg in consequence
of fears of a renewal of the disorders.
The peasant movement in the neigh
borhood of Moscow is also inspiring
serious apprehensions. Many of the
properties along the Moscow-Kazan
railroad are guarded by troops and the
families of the land owners are seek
ing refuge in Moscow.
Policeman Is Killed.
Lodz, April 15.—Two workmen shot
and killed a policeman in the street
here today. One of the assassins was
Pictures Romanoffs Dead.
St. Petersburg, April 15. A not
able sensation was caused here this
morning by the appearance in the
Neva, the most widely circulated
weekly paper in Russia, of a half-tone
picture representing the imperial fam
ily including the empress holding the
heir apparent and with the background
SEEK END OF STOCK EXCHANGE.
Philadelphlans Ask State to Annul In
Philadelphia, April 15.—Albert Per
renod and James E. Wright, who claim
to have been victims of the Consoli
dated Stock Exchange of Philadelphia,
and some of the individual members
of the exchange, have petitioned the
attorney general of Pennsylvania to
institute proceedings for the annul
ment of the charter of the exchange.
A hearing was fixed for April 22.
Among other charges the petition
avers that the exchange is "a mart for
KILLED BY EXPLOSIONS.
thi omnornT pi^rirt rw.Vfl -Srnith.
outlines the emperor, Grand Duke
Sergius, Grand Duke Alexis, the dow
ager-empress, the heir to the throne,
and practically all the living members
of the Romanoff family, lying dead in
their coffins. The work is done so
turn vumus. xu*3
skillfully that the shadow pictures in: fi®
a in I a a
The culnrits who are stadentf em'
ptoyed on tlie diaper, have- not "t
been located. Copies of the Neva are
selling at a big premium.
Witte to Go Abroad.
M. Witte, president of the committee
of minlsters, has definitely decided to »S
give up all work and go abroad,
Refuses Request of Clergy.
The emperor ht.s decided that the
moment is inopportune to grant the
petition of a troupe of influential
clergy for the conversion of the gen
eral coui cil tc effect a reform of eccle
Three Men Victims of Accident
Trenton, Tenn., April 15.—As a re
sult of a powder explosion here today,
three men were killed and several
others injured. Considerable property
DOHERTY RETAINS TITLE.
Champion Lawn Tennis Player Defeats
Challenger on Covered Court.
London, April 15.—H. L. Doherty
again won the covered court lawn ten
nis championship today .defeating his
challenger, J. G. Ritchie, 3 to 0.
THE OTTUMWA OO0BIEP.
WORK ON EXTENSION OF ROAD
TO BURLINGTON BEGINS
Burlington April 15.—(Special.)—
Burlington will have another railroad
befor6 the end of the present year.
It is announced today as a settled fact
that the old Muscatine North & South
railroad, which has been purchased
by Pittsburg capitalists, will be built
from Elerick Junction, its present
southern terminus, into Burlington.
Work will commence upon the exten
sion, which is already surveyed, on
May 1 and it is promised that by next
December trains will be running be
tween Burlington and Muscatine. The
road will be built on to the north,
probably to Iowa -City and possibly to
BLOOM FIELD, si
Bloomfield, April 17. The body of
Mrs. Mary O. Howard of Chicago,
whose death occurred in that city on
Wednesday were brought to this city
for burial on Thursday. Her death
was the result of a spinal injury caus
ed by being thrown from a street car.
Her sister, Miss Sallie Howard for
merly of this city and her cousin,R.B.
Wood of Keokuk, were in charge of
the remains. The burial services were
here at the cemetery and were very
brief, scripture reading and prayers
being offered by Rev. J. C. Wilson.
R. B. Wdod of Keokuk is spending
a few days with his daughter Mrs. Sam
Miss Sallie Howard of Chicago, ar
rived at the Selman homo on Friday
and will make her future home with
E. E. Williams of Springer, Okla.,
has purchased the Bloomfield Drug
Emporium and intends removing his
family to this place. Mr. Williams is
a son-in-law of H. Kesley, justice of
J. B. Lester has sold his residence
property in the southwest part pf town
to James Swift for $1,350.
Hatis Nash of Monmouth, 111., Is
spending a few days in this city.
Mrs. Hannah Campbell of Colorado,
is visiting at the home of Mrs. A. V.
ao uuuo u.-i- tv
whom she will remain sev-
Mrs. Mina E. Freeman of Decatur,
Neb., arrived Wednesday for a visit
with her mother, Mrs. Emellne Tall
man and three brothers, T. Dri-
Tallman, of Perry
are discernible with great difficulty.
The nnhlifihpra disclaim anv nrpvi- Kansas City on a brief pleasure trip.
ous knowledfe of the shadowv fleures
Mrs. Ware's sister,
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Parks of Troy,
spent Saturday at the home of their
uncle, John Meiers.
Mrs. Frank Billings of La Plata, Mo.,
Mrs. John Albright of Stuben is vis
iting in Otutmwa where she was: ing.
called by the illness of her daughter
Mrs. Robert Allen.
Frederic, April 17.—Mr. and Mrs. D.
G. Davis went to Des Moines Wednes
Mrs. Charles Norman had the mis
fortune to run a sewing needle into her
hand Friday, causing a very painful
wound. Dr. Powell of Albla located
the same with the X-ray.
J. M. Akens, who is attending busi
ness college in Ottumwa, came up
Saturday for a short stay with friends.
Rev. Blue preached a fine discourse
at Pleasant Corners Sunday morning.
Miss Delia Carmer commenced a
three months' term of school at No. 7
Alva Miller is building a very neat
residence on his farm, north of town.
J. W. Moss of Avery was a Frederic
Mr. Roberts of Albla spent Saturday
night with J. W. Kirkman.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Pierson were
visiting at the W. B. Johnson home
The Misses May, Jennie and Ethel
Chapman visited Miss Lilla Van Win
RACES BEGIN CLOSES DOORS
FAMOUS AQUEDUCT TRACK AT
NEW YORK OPENS WITH
New York, April 15.—The Carter
handicap, worth over $7,000, will be
the feature of the opening of the rac
ing season at the Aqueduct track this
afternoon. Twenty-three .contestants
are named to start, not one of which
stands out sufficiently on form to war
rant its becoming a favorite and the
handicappers are all at sea as to the
probable result of the contest. The
track is in prime condition and the
weather is clear and cool.
Ormond's Right Wins.
Aqueduct, N. Y., April 15.—The
Carter handicap was won by Ormond's
Right. Rose Ben was second and Lit
tle Em third.
Dahlonega, April 17.—George Sauers
of Highland Center was a business
caller at this place .Thursday of last
An entertainment will be given at
the W. O. W. hall Saturday, April 22.
George Arnold of South Ottumwa
was in this vicinity buying cattle last
Miss Clara McCoy is spending a
week with her sister Mrs. Joe Schutz.
LARGE BANKING INSTITUTION AT
OWOSSO, MICH., IS EM
Owosso, Mich., April 15.—The pri
vate bank of M. L. Stewart & Co., one
of the largest bankings institutions in
the state, closed its doors at noon to
day and posted a notice saying that the
bank's affairs were in the hands of the
Detroit Trust Co. The bank's deposits
have been estimated to be well over
$500,000. The bank accepted deposits
during the morning and the closing of
the institution caused a sensation. It
is alleged that the inability of a car
riage campany to meet $28,000 worth of
paper was the cause of the closing.
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PRESIDENT RIDES HORSEBACK
INTO THE SNOW-CLAD
Glenwood Springs, April 15.—Presi
dent Roosevelt's special train arrived
here at 8 o'clock this morning and five
minutes later left for New Castle,
twelve miles west of where the party,
mounted on horses, started for Camp
Roosevelt, which is high up on the
mountain, twenty-seven miles south of
New Castle. The President, in hunt
ing garb, appeared on the rear plat
form of his car and responded briefly
to the greetings of a large crowd as
sembled at the depot here.
President's Train In Danger.
Walsenburg, Colo., April 15. With
in two minutes after President Roose
velt's special train had passed a
switch at the northern end of the rail
road yards here a car loaded with
stone was started by the wind and
ran from the switch out on the plain
line. The car was derailed and blocked
the track for several hours. Railroad
men said the President's train or the
pilot engine preceding it would have
been in a bad wreck if the special had
been five minutes late.
Hedrlck, April 15. C. D. Bennett
of Sigourney was in town Wednesday
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Needham of Si
gourney were in Hedrick yesterday vis
W. W. Hagan of Chicago was in
Chicago Tuesday visiting his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. Hagan.
Mr. and Mrs. H. Buck left Tuesday
morning for their new home in Cody,
J. W. Ayers of Houston, Texas., was
in town yesterday on business.
George W. Watts has purchased the
vacant lot lying north of the First Na
tional bank of W. W. Hagan.
Mrs. W. H. Young was in Martins
burg Thursday, visiting relatives.
Captain T. J. Baldwin is reported
Hon. G. W. Dickins of Farson was
in town Wednesday.
Wade Kirkpatrick, George T. Duke
and J. A. Wray were in Sigourney o£
Thursday attending court.
Eli Powell of Kirksville, Mo., was in
town Wednesday on business.
Mr. and Mrs. A. R. Souhami, arrived
Thursday fr6m Chicago and are oc
cupying their residence recently pur
chased of Enos Schott.
Paul Houghton who is attending the
State University at Iowa City is spend
ing a few days vacation at home.
Mrs. O. F. Davis of Fremont was
in town Thursday.
Senator J. T. Brooks, S. A. Stroud
and R. V. Henry were passengers for
L. D. May was in Oskaloosa on
Thursday visiting friends.
Allan Hawk, W. H. Golliher, J. A.
Redfern. J. T. Howell, D. O. Hawk, W.
G. Lister and Samuel Pollock of Mar
tinsburg, were in town Friday even-
E. P. Scott has moved to Hedrick,
occupying the property he recently
purchased of R. R. Sterner.
Mystic, April 17.—Elmer Risher and
Miss Ethel Dudley were marr'ed Sat
urday evening, Rev. Pyner officiating.
Chas. Jennings who moved his
family to Frazler last fall has re
turned to Mystic.
Rev. and Mrs. Geo. Blagg have been
visiting the latters parents in Lafay
Pete Welsh, Jr., has returned to
Mystic after an absence of several
Asa Lee visited in Centerville a few
days last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Phillips of Piano
spent last Sunday visiting relatives
in this vicinity.
A teacher's convention was .held at
the M. E. church Saturday by the
Mystic teachers and other teachers
in the county.
A protracted meeting is in progress
at the U. B. church.
A steroptlcan lecture, "The Life
of Christ," was given by Rev. Thomp
son at the opera house Thursday
Quite a number of the mines have
shut down for the summer and the
rest are only running a couple of days
A little child of Mrs. Hugh Murry
was buried Tuesday of last week.
Dunreath, April 17.—Mr. and Mrs.
Ed Finlow were in Des Moines Tues
day of last week.
Francis Brown was in this place
Samuel Rolling made a flying trip
to Cordora Tuesday of last week.
Mrs. Sadie Mayes is on the sick list.
Dr. C. J.' Aplin was at this place
on business last Friday.
WOMEN IN WASHINGTON MEET
ING ASK CAUSE OF DI
Washington, D. C., April 15.— Over
the' bitter protest of Miss Susan B.
Anthony, the National Council of ^o
men Friday adopted a resolution pledg
ing the organization to co-operate with
the church and the stat& to ascertain
what are the chief causes which induce
or lead up to divorce. The council
adopted formally an anti-polygamy res
olution favorably reported from the
committee yesterday, also a resolution
deploring the horrors of war in gen
eral and particularly of the present
war In the far east.
LADIES' DINING PARLOR
SHORT ORDER LUNCH COUNTER
ELEGANT SLEEPING APARTMENTS
Quality and Prompt Service, Courteous Treat'
meat and all the Delicacies of the season.
FEVER CLAIMS VICTIMS.
NAVAL BATTLE WILL OCCDR
AT ISLAND OF FORMOSA
Fifteen Deaths From Cerebro-Spinal
Meningitis in New York Friday.
New York, April 15—There were
fifteen deaths Friday in New York
from cerebro-spinal meningitis.
Since last Saturday noon the total
number of deaths here has been
110. Doctors say the epidemic is
POWERFUL MACHINERY MAY
BE USED IN NEW
Washington, April 15.—Bids were
opened at the navy department today
for the construction of the three cruis
ers which were authorized by cohgress
in 1904. With the completion of these
warships there will be added to the
navy a new and unique type of vessel.
Their building opens up the possibility
for the introduction of turbine ma
chinery, as the department in advertis
ing for bids announced that alterna
tive proposals for the installation of
turbine engines would receive the de
Birmingham, April 15.—Mr. and
Mrs. J. M. Bryant went to Ottumwa
last week to be with Mrs. Jennie Sim
mons, who was to undergo an opera
tion at the Ottumwa hospital. Mrs.
Simmons is a daughter of Mr. Bryant.
J. S. Ragsdaie and grandchildren
visited in Fairfield Sunday.
Rev. D. W. Morgan and wife are
visiting her mother at Hamilton, 111.,
Mrs. Geo. Riley has returned from
a week's stay with relatives in Keo
J. F. Anderson & Co. have traded
their stock of merchandise to W. O.
Wilson, of Green City, Mo., for the
Shelby farm near Selma.
Mrs. H. Huffman has returned from
a visit to Fort Dodge.
Mrs. Sarah Brown, who has spent
the past .winter with her sister, Mrs.
Francis Hope, left Friday for her
home at Perry, Oklahoma.
W. S. Allen is attending court In
Keosauqua this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Bennett, of Cantril, vis
ited their son, Mr. Bennett, the livery
L. G..Boies is spending the week in
Kansas looking after business inter
Riley Byers was in Valley Junction
last week looking ior a location but
has decided to remain here.
G. L. Craff, of Ottumwa, has pur
chased the Byers & Son meat market
and will continue the business. Mr.
Craff moved his family the first of the
week and is occupying the Eccles
Crate Murphy and wife moved back
to Birmingham last week from Ottum
Little Rebecca Arbaugh is quite sick
with complications resulting from
Barney Shott and wife are the pa
rents of a daughter, born last Satur
Floris, April 17.—Hector Pool of
Laddsdale, was a Floris visitar last
Edward Rouch, who has been work
ink in Edgerton, Mo., returned home
Friday for a short visit.
Noah Bales and family returned to
their home in Eldon Sunday evening.
Mrs. S. Hale and children are visit
ing relatives in Des Moines.
Mrs. M. McConnell returned to
Floris Wednesday evening after two
week's visit with relatives at Bloom
field and Belknap.
Quite a number of M. W. A. attended
lodge at Bloomfield Wednesday.
Mr. and Mrs. W. Pitcher were Ot
tumwa visitors Monday.
James Westhoff returned to Floris
Friday evening to take charge of the
school and Fred Murphey returned to
Bloomfield Saturday and begin teach
ing at Troy today.
Mr. and Mrs. Butler and son Harvey,
Misses Marvel, Laila Stevens and
Stella Peden attended quarterly con
ference at Belknap Sunday.
Homer and Chas. Plank, Fred
Murphy, Samuel Hale and Frank
Binz, explored the mines No. 1 and 2.
at Laddsdale Sunday.
Sedalia, Mo., April 15.—A Missouri
Pacific passenger 'train which left St.
Louis last night for Kansas City, was
partially derailed near here today by
striking a split switch. Frank Ander
son, of St. Louis, the fireman, was
killed. No one else was injured.
The Kind You Have Always Bought
ROJESTVEN3KY WILL CHAL
LENGE TOGO TO FIGHT
THIS IS RUSSIAN BELIEF
The Japanese outposts extend thirty
miles on either side of the railroad.
International Law Voilated. J$'
No News Is Received From Either
Fleet and Present Location of Either
Is Unknown—Turning Movement by
Japanese Has Not Developed—Rus
sia Breaks Law of Nation*.
St. Petersburg, April 15.—No M|§f§lL
further news beyond that con
tained' In foreign telegram*, haa^^J?|g
been received here regarding
.squadron commanded by Vice Ad
mlral Rojestvensky, but the lm
presslon continues that he isr
steaming toward the Island of For
mosa with the intention of giving
decisive battle if Togo accepts his
Chicago, April 15. —A Singapore
special says: "Four German col
liers, which were anchored off
Cape St. James, Indo China, left
their anchorage Thursday and are
understood to be making for Vlad
ivostok, the supposed objective of
the Baltic fleet.
Saigon, April 15.—The Russian
hospital ship Orel haa sailed. It
Washington, D. C., April 15. Japan
has discovered another violation of In
ternational law by Russia. The hos
pital ship Oriel which put Into Saigon
according to a dispatch from Rear Ad
mlral Train, commander In chief of 4
the American naval force in the far
east, is thought to have gone into the
French port for a double purpose—to
put ashore sick men from the squadron
and to obtain information for the use 1
cf Vice Admiral Rojestvensky.
With the first action the Japanese
could not raise any objection. Human
ity required it.
Togo May Seize Orel.
But it is said that the second action
is in gross violation of international
treaties respecting hospital ships. Ves
sels of this class are immune from at
tack or seizure because of their non
belligerent character but they forfeit
this immunity if found assisting in any
way belligerent operations.
If the Japanese consul at Saigon
should be convinced, therefore, that
the Orel is conveying information to
Vice Admiral Rojestvensky undoubt-
edly he will at once inform his gov
ernment, which in turn will advise
Admiral Togo, and the latter probably
may endeavor to prevent the Orel
from rejoining the Russian fleet.
FALL IN DUEL
THREE MEN KILLED IN
For Infants and Children.
remained In this port for thirty
six hours. It shipped 900 tons of"
coal, besides food and medicines.^ &
A doctor on board stated that the^,
fleet Is bound for Vladivostok./*
Four German colliers, which an
chored yesterday off Cape St x,
James, left this evening.
Gunshu Pass, April 15. The ex
pected Japanese turning .movement is
not developing but preparations, it Is
understood, are progressing and rein
forcements, food and ammunition are
being brought up from New Chwang.
Rumor of Battle Discredited,
When Rear Admiral Train's cable
gram was first received yesterday, dif
ficulty was found in deciphering It, and
it was believed that the Orel had
brought "wounded" men to Saigon,
Secretary Morton, said, however, that
this word was wrong that the Orel'
had sick men on board, and he did not
believe a battle haC yet occurred. With
all the world watching the China sea,"
the secretary said it could not be long. Ii
before the fact that a battle had oc
curred would be generally known, z#.7
FOR LAND IN
Poplar Bluffs, Mo., April 15.—Word
has reached here that three men have
been killed in a pitched battle ten
miles west of here, resulting from a
quarrel over a piece of land. The dead
are H. S. Adams, William Hech and
Riley Hensen. Circuit Clerk L. M.
Hensen, who witnessed the Bhooting,
has been arrested, pending the result',
of the coroner's inquest.
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