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Dear . Czar—TV> make alcohol un
drinkable, freeze it. Please send on
the $25,750.
New York reports that money is
cheap. Better have your coffers filled
up for the summer.
Sir Edwin Arnold's littlp Japanese
widow must feel doubly like a stran
ger in a strange land now.
“A good woman,” he said, “is too
good for any man. but it's a blamed
good thing she doesn't know it.”
They are going to have an official
inspector of cats in New York. What’s
the matter with a cat rescue league?
Prof. Gayley of California univer
sity has severely criticised a class of
girls for giggling. Girls will be girls,
Every parent who has longed for a
boy and been blessed with a girl in
stead knows just how Lord and Lady
Curzou feel.
Wooloomooloo Bay, Australia, is the
scene of a recent athletic triumph.
Paraphrasing an historic saying, what
a name for to yell!
Korea’s emperor has hundreds of
wives; almost as foolish as Solomon,
who was wise enough until he ac
quired the marrying mania.
Good news from Georgia: The crop
of peaches this year will be the big
gest and best ever known. Wo can
feel ’em melting in our mouth already.
The Japanese cavalry is reported to
bo very weak. It may yet be neces
sary for the little yellow fellows to
call in the services of the Missouri
A cable from Tokio says the Japa
nese did not lose a single man in
the last attack on Port Arthur. The
losses were probably confined to mar
ried men.
Mayhap in the years to come the
I>ong Islander who was jailed on his
bridal eve will look backward on the
restful period he once knew and fail
ed to enjoy.
The Chicago man who has applied
for an injunction to prevent his wife
from playing the races may be seek
ing an injunction to keep her from
going shopping next.
When a lonely old man wants to go
to the circus and has no grandchil
dren as an excuse he realizes the
truth of all that the president has
said about race suicide.
Clyde Fitch is going to Sicily for
four months to rest, and says tjmt he
will have two new comedies completed
before his "vacation” ends. Clyde is a
regular polywog of industry.
If every man would put as much
g|nfsr into his work as a pig puts into
motion when It scratches its back
against a board fence there would be
fewer failures in this world.
Louis people have at last been
assured that the maharajah of Jey
pore will wear his $3,500,000 worth ol
diamonds when he visits the fair. The
gentleman is taking long chances.
Have, another slice of bread and
help pay the war expensfcs. That is
the locig. of the situation the world
over. Two empires fight against each
other and all mankind pays tho cost.
It gopt lhc state of Illinois $4,123 to
convlljf fh«j Chicago car barn bandits.
, HleHF' # l metrics come high, and the
public may be fully excused for de
siring to discourage the bandit busi
If the czar f would mobilize the edi
tor of the Novoe Vremya and send
him against the Japs the war would
not last a week. It is too bad to
see so nujchtyalligerent energy wasted
on windmuli.
- •
Mr.'Quay, {who has been ordered by
)iih physioinn to smoke only half a
cigar a- day. complies by having his
cigars made three or four times the
usual size and length. Mr. Quay is a
resourceful statesman.
The jdiicago Daily News asks:
“What do you think would be the state
of yourjpulse were you to lose $5,000,-
000 in weeli as Cotton King Sully
is repotted to done?” Really, it
would lie quite] impossible.
I« 1 —:
orld opts some queer theories
s. Dj. Hall of Clark univer
s that men ought to dance
years- of AK£» and Dr. Morrill
;apolii is urging a system of
it salmon fHto lunch counters.
forniaj hotel company has had
New; York lady $35,000 for a
h sheilost in an elevator acci
ut the# dispatchirefers to it as
’ A k'g that is worth $35,000
BuiMiiu tie
with li nb. ’ /y
Peop o are pegtnnincr’ to turn up in
all par :s of foe world who were in
Port A thur the nfgfiTof "the first Jap
anese i tuck. In a few years a care
ful couLt will show that Jo less than
half a million people actually saw this
fight as it happened.
Liao Yang. April 18.—The Associat
ftd Press correspondent, believing that
the Japanese would repeat the attempt
to block the entrance to Port Arthur
with Are ships on Easter Eve, went
from Liao Yang to Port Arthur a week
ago yesterday. For four nights I
watched with the sentries on Golden
hill. Three nights passed quietly.
Tuesday night. April 12th, Vice Ad
miral Makaroff took to sea with his en
tire squadron. Including fourteen tor
pedo boats. The next night, April
13th, In the teeth of a gale, eight tor-
I pedo boots were sent out to reconnoi-
I ter. From Golden hill, on which I
was standing, the searchlights of the
I fortifications flashed through the
blackness over the inky waters of the
I roadstead and far out into the hazy
At 11 o’clock I heard firing at sea,
and counted seven shots, but could
see nothing. At daybreak I made out
through tho light haze to the south
ward. about five miles from shore, six
torpedo boats strung out in line, all
firing. In the lead and outstripping all
tho others was a boat heading at full
speed directly for the entrance of the
The last in line was beclouded with
steam and lagging. She had evidently
been hit. It was difficult to distin
guish our boats, but finally through
my glasses I saw that the leader and
the laggard were Russian and the four
others were Japanese. The flashing of
tho guns and the splash of the project
tiles as they struck the water showed
tho intensity of the conflict.
The torpedo boat from which the
steam was escaping was firing vicious
ly. The four center craft drew togeth
er and concentrated their fire upon
her, but the crippled destroyer poured
out her fire and was successfully keep
ing off her assailants.
The signal station flashed the news
to the men of the batteries that the
vessel was the Strashni.
The unequal combat was observed
with breathless interest, but the net
drew close around the doomed boat.
Tho four Japanese vessels formed a
semi-circle and poured in a deadly fire.
The steam from the Strashni grew
denser, covering her like a white pall.
Still she fought like a desperately
wounded animal brought to bay.
Running straight for the adversary,
barring her way to safety, she passed
the Japanese astern and fired at them.
At this stage. Vice Admiral Makar
off. who had been observing the pro
gress of the conflict through a tele
scope. signalled to the cruiser Bayan.
lying in the inner harbor, to weigh
anchor and go out to the rescue.
The Japanese destroyers clung to
their victim like hounds In a chase.
They had become separated, but again
resumed their formation.
Small Jets of flame and smoke were
spurting from the light rapid Brers,
varied by denser clouds as torpedoes
were discharged against the Strashni.
It wfs the end. The stricken boat
loosed a final round, but it was as if a
volley had been fired over her own
grave, for she disappeared beneath
the waves, only a little cloud of steam
marking the place where she went
Satisfied with what they had accom
plished, the Japanese torpedo boats
turned and made off at full speed, fol
The map shows an enlargement of
the region at the mouth of the Yalu
river and the location of Wiju, Yong
nmpo and Antung, about which towns
the war dispatches nowadays have
much to say. The Japanese occupy
the two former places, while the Rus
sians command Antung. on the north
bank, and the question of crossing
the river is the jmomentous issue fcr_
State of Panic in Russia.
St. Petersburg. April 17.—Influential
Russians are uniting to avert a com
plete collapse of national confidence.
The feeling in the cities and towns al
. most amounts to a panic; even tho
peasants in remote localities are be-
I ginning to waken up to a sense of the
, disasters that have struck the nation.
I The authorities view with apprehen
| sion the movements of incendiaries,
who. quick to discern their opportuni
ty, are speaking and writing against
the government with unexampled bold
Arrests are numerous, and punitive
lowed by the Bayan. To their support
came six of the enemy’s cruisers. Still
the Bayan went on. seemingly inviting
certain destruction. She soon ported
her helm to bring a broadside to bear
upon the foe. which was advancing in
line of battle.
She opened on some of them, and
turned quickly and stood on into the
hall of the enemy’s broadside. The
Japanese steamed at a slight angle,
enabling all their guns to bear, and
projectiles rained around the Bayan.
raising columns of water as they
burst, but none struck home.
To the eastward suddenly appeared
five more of our torpedo boats, re
turning to the harbor under forceo
draught. Two of the Japanese cruisers
were immediately detached to cut
them off. but the Bayan. noticing the
movement, checkmated It by turning
a hot fire upon them. The move was
effective. The Japanese cruisers
slowed down, and the torpedo boats
slipped through into the harbor.
Meanwhile, in accordance with Vice
Admiral Makaroff’s order, the battle
ships and cruisers in the inner harbor
slipped anchor. Majestically the Pe
tropavlovsk. flying the admiral’s flag,
steamed through the entrance. On her
appearance the more formidable enemy
of Japanese cruisers turned and fled.
The admiral signalled the Bayan to re
turn. Then a stream of vari-colored
signal flags fluttered out, “Brave Ba
yan. ’’
By this time the entire Russian
squadron was in the outer harbor. Be
side the Petropavlovsk I saw the bat
tleships Peresviet, Poltava. Pobieda
and Sevastopol, the cruisers Novik,
Diana and Askold and the torpedo
boats. The flags announcing the ad
miral's approbation of the Bayan were
hauled down and replaced by another
signal. Immediately the torpedo boats
dashed ahead, and the heavior ships be
gan to spread out.
Seeing the flight of the Japanese
cruisers, the Petropavlovsk <>pened
fire with her great guns, but the enemy
v. as out of range and soon disappeared.
Our squadron continued the chase,
finally fading from view. I waited anx
iously for its re-appearance, and in
about an hour it came in sight. Far
beyond it the number of points from
which smoke arose announced the pres
ence of the enemy. Nearer and nearer
came the vessels, and at last I made
out behind our squadron a fleet of four
teen. of which six were battleships, and
the remainder armored and unarmored
Unable to get within effective range
o! Vice Admiral Makaroff’s ships, the
enemy stopped eighteen versts from
Our squadron, with the Petropav
lovsk leading, arrived at the entrance
to the harbor and drew up in line of
battle. Another signal was floated
from the flagship, and the torpedo
boats at once proceeded through the
entrance into the inner harbor. Vice
Admiral Makaroff was evidently un
willing to risk his vulnerable craft to
the heavy projectiles of the enemy's
armored ships.
I watched the Petropavlovsk closely
as she steamed toward Electric cliff.
The frowning marine monster, whose
guns were ever turning toward the en
emy. was prepared to send huge mes
sengers of death against him.
All was quiet. It was the hush before
a battle—the hush when every nerve is
either belligerent. Wiju was declar
ed a free port on the 22d of August
last, and at the same time the Korean
government established a custom
house at Yongampo. These Incidents
materially increased the tension be
tween Russia and Japan at that time.
Antung is merely a place of strategic
importance, being practically only a
collection of hovels, but the Russians
measures are arbitrary and severe, but
. the agitation appears to gather force
and is penetrating sections of the pop-.
■ ulation hitherto entirely passive.
While anxious, the government is
not despondent. The Czar and the im
perial household are exhibiting an ex
cellent example of hope and resolu
tion. It Is admitted that Admiral
■ Skrydloff will display all the intelli
gence and dash of Makaroff, but con
fidence in the navy is almost de
. stroyed.
Official and unofficial experts, while
permitting no comments to escape
them calculated to increase the de
pression. have no doubt that Admiral,
1 Togo’s formidable fleet is invincible.
strained to get into impending dan
I looked for the Japanese ships, but
they were without movement, save that
mused by the heaving sea.
My glance returned to our squadron.
The Petropavlovsk was almost without
headway, when suddenly I saw her
tremble. She seemed to rise out of the
water, a tremendous explosion rent the
air, then a second, and then a third.
Fragments flew in all directions, and
wreckage and men were mixed up in a
terrible mass.
I was hardly able to realize the hor
tor of it when the ship began to list,
lu a moment the sea seemed to open
and the water rußhed over her. The
Petropavlovsk had disappeared.
The floating woodwork and the few
men struggling in the water were all
that was left to recall the splendid
lighting machine which a few' hours be
fore had sailed out of the harbor.
The same shock experienced by the
ebservers on Golden hill paralyzed for
a moment the men on the ships, but
when it passed torpedo boats and small
boats hastened to the rescue of the sur
Eager to ascertain what had oc
curred on board the sunken ship, I has
tened to a landing where a small rem
nant of the gallant crew were being
put ashore and conveyed to a hospital.
Signalman Bochkoff, who was slightly
wounded, was able to give me a re
markably clear statement of the disas
ter. He said:
“We were returning to the harbor,
the Petropavlovsk leading. Some ot
our cruisers which had remained in the
harbor came out and steamed toward
the enemy, firing sixteen shots at him
with their bow guns. They then re
tired. The enemy numbered fourteen
heavy ships, nearly all armored, while
ours were nine. Against their armored
cruisers we had only the Bayan. I
stood in the wheel house on the bridge
of the Petropavlovsk. looking up the
signal book. The admiral’s last signal
had been for the torpedo boats to enter
the harbor.
"The Petropavlovsk slowed speed
and almost stood still. Suddenly the
ship shook violently. I heard a fear
ful explosion, immediately followed by
another, and then another. They
seemed to me to be directly under the
bridge. I rushed to the door of the
wheel house, where I met an officer,
probably a helmsman. I could not pass
him, and I sprung to the window and
jumped out. The ship was listing, and
I feared that every moment she would
turn over.
"On the bridge I saw an officer wel
tering in blood —it was our admiral —
I Makaroff. He lay face downward. 1
sprang to him, grasped him by the
shoulder, and attempted to raise him.-
“The ship seemed to be falling some
where. From all sides flew fragments..
I heard the deafening screech and the
frightful din. The smoke rose in dense
clouds and the flames seemed to leap
toward the bridge where I was stand
ing beside the admiral. I jumped on
the rail and was washed out. but suc
ceeded In grabbing something. I was
sucked down. I remember the falling
masts and then nothing more.
“On our ship was an old man with
a beautiful white beard, who had been
good to our men. He had a book in his
hand, and seemed to be writing, per
haps sketching. He was Verestchagin,
the painter.”
are now reported to be massed there
in force. It is said that the Russians
have mined the mouth of the Yalu,
and if this be so a glance at the delta
will show the difficulty that Japan
may experience in attempting to en
ter the river and land troops in Man*
They say that Skrydloff. with for
tune dealing generously with the rem
nants of the Port Arthur squadron,
might strike a few splendid blows, but
could do so, in all human probability,
only by a reckless sacrifice of ships
and men.
Russia is now looking almost solely
to the army to redeem the reputation
of the Czar’s arms.
The land campaign is Impatiently
awaited and the coming of the Jap
anese is earnestly desired. It is felt
that a great victory is indispensable
to restore the national equilibrium and
remove those dangers to the social or
der which every day force themselves
more glaringly on public attention.
Colorado news items
Isaac Howe and wife of Montrose re
cently celebrated their sixtieth wed-,
ding anniversary.
Profit sharing by employes is one of
the features of the Great Western Coal
Company of Canon City, just incorpor
The ritual of the Grand Army ofi
the Republic was observed at the fu-'
heral of the late Gen. John W. Brown
ing in Denver on the 12th inst.
About 60,000 head of sheep were pas
tured in Montrose county during the
•past year and the wool clip Just
sheared is something over 300,000
The members of the Church of Christ,
Scientist, at Colorado Springs are plan
ning to erect a temporary SO,OOO edifice.
They now occupy the All Souls’ Uni
tarian church.
A. A. Alexander, who pleaded guilty
in the federal court at Pueblo to the
charge of issuing money orders to
himself while serving as assistant post
master at Garo, was fined $250 and
The Steamboat Springs Commercial
Club recently paid a tribute of respect
to ex-Governor Routt by electing him
to honorary membership and making
,him an honorary president of the or
ganization for life.
The operating department of the
Denver & Southwestern road, which
has been in Canon City, has just been
removed to Denver and established in
the general offices of the road in the
Boston building on Seventeenth street.
The recent discovery of the tusk of
a mammoth near Golden by Prof. Geo.
L. Cannon of the East Denver high
school, has awakened new interest in
the search for fossil remains along the
foot hills. Colorado is rich in such
The first meeting of the Colorado
Racing Association will be held at
Trinidad May 31st and June Ist, 2d and
3rd. There will be each day two har
ness events and three or more running
events for purses amounting to over
The Pueblo armory has been over
hauled, refurnished and refitted, and is
now one of the best equipped, hand
somest and most comfortable state bar
racks. Several thousand dollars have
been spent in overhauling the old
Secretary Haywood of the Western
Federation of Miners is in receipt of a
check for $5,000 from the Butte min
ers. The money in a portion of the pro
ceeds from a benefit recently given by
the Butte union, from which $20,000
was realized.
Work has been commenced on No.
2 and No. 3 reservoirs of the Colorado
Fuel and Iron Company near Pueblo.
They are larger than Lake Minnequa,.
and will be filled by means of canals'
from the Green Horn range and the'
Bt. Charles river.
In the District Court of Pueblo,_
April 15th, John Norgate was awarded
SB,OOO damages in a suit against the D..
ft R. G. Railroad Company. Norgate
was caught in a frog and run over by.‘
a car about a year ago in the Pueblo;
yards. His Injuries necessitated the
amputation of his left leg.
The trial of William R. Dye of
Rocky Ford, in the United States Court,
at Pueblo on a charge of sending’
threatening letters through the mail to;
Colonel Lockhart, goes over to the next?
term of court on account of the. Jury'
being unable to agree. It is said that:
the jurors stood half for conviction and
half for acquittal.
Mark Love and Elmer Stephenson,-
proprietors of the Deep Lake hotel in
the White River forest reserve in
R«utt county, have been arrested on a
charge of fencing in government land,
having been indicted by the grand Jury
in the United States Court at Pueblo.
They entered a plea of not guilty and
were released on bonds.
The Commercial Club of Steamboat
Springs has forwarded to Senator Tel
ler a strong protest against the setting
aside of the Park Range forest reserve.
The protest states that the reserve is
not needed for the conservation of the
water supply, as there is already more
water in the streams than can be used.
Its effect would be to retard settlement.
Postmaster L. C. Dana of Colorado
Springs has received notice of his ap
pointment as government custodian of
the site of the proposed federal build
ings. located at the southwest corner
of Pike’s Peak and Nevada avenues.
The land was recently purchased for
$35,000 cash from the Stratton estate,
and Will be the site of a $135,000 post
office building.
It is reported in Denver that bond
holders of the Denver, Lakewood and
Golden railroad will bid in the prop
erty at the foreclosure sale May 12,
reorganize the corporation, equip the
line with electricity from Denver to
Golden, and later possibly extend the
road over to and through Clear Creek
and Gilpin counties, so as to tap the
rich mining sections’ there.
J. W. Hawkins, once well known in
Colorado, and who served as a detec
tive in the Cripple Creek district, died
on the 12th Inst., at Lawton, O. T., of
wounds received in a street fight over
politics April 4tli. He was shot by
L. J. Russell, one of the editors of the
State Democrat. Hawkins was six
feet seven inches tall and attracted
attention wherever he went.
The Board of County Commis
sioners of Larimer county has given l
the right of way through the county to
Dr. J. P. McHugh and associates for'
an electric railway. It is stipulated
that a map of the proposed line must
be filed with the county commissioners
before 1905, and that at least ten.
miles of road must be completed and
in operation by January 1, 1906. The
line, as projected, will extend from
Fort Collins to Denver.
Sitting in the District Court at Colo
rado Springs Judge J. H. Voorhees of.
Pueblo handed down a decision in the
injunction suit of Manitou against
Colorado Springs to restrain Colorado
Springs, first, from laying pipes
through its streets for the proposed
extension of the Springs water sys
tem; second, to prohibit the Springs
from instituting right of way proceed-’
ings. The first request was granted,
but the second denied, and the Colo
rado Springs authorities can now insti
tute condemnation proceedings.
It’s the neglect of
backache, sideache, pain
in the hips or loins that
finally prostrates the
strongest body. Tho
kidney warnings aro
serious—they tell you
that they are unable to
filter the body’s waste
and poison from the
blood —the sewers aro
elogged and impurities
are running wild to im
pregnate nerves, heart,
brain and every organ
of the body with' dis
ease elements. Doan's
Kidney Pills are quick to soothe and
strengthen sick kidneys and help them
free the system from poison. Read
how valuable they are, even in cases
of long standing.
L. C. Lovell of 415 North First St.,
SpoKane. Wash., says: "I have had
trouble from my kidneys for the past
ten years. It was caused by a strain
to which I paid little attention. But
as I neglected the trouble it became
worse and worse until any strain or a
slight cold was sure to be followed
by severe pain across my back. Then
the action of the kidney secretions be
came deranged and I was caused much
annoyance besides loss of sleep.
Doan's Kidney Pills were brought to
my notice and after taking them a
short time their good effect was ap
parent. All the pain was removed
from my back and the kidney secre
tions became normal. Doan’s Kidney
Pills do all that is claimed for them.”
A FREE TRIAL of this great rem
edy which cured Mr. Lovell will be
mailed on application to any part of
tho United States. Address Foster-
Milburn Co., Buffalo, N. Y. For sale
by all druggists, price 50 cents per
Noted Clergymen Advise Young Men
to Stay in Ireland.
Cardinal Gibbons and other Catholic
clergymen have written letters to the
Irish Immigration Society of London,
urging the Irish to remain in Ireland,
and not emigrate to the United States.
The Cardinal states: "I know under
what circumstances we live in
America. My advice to the young men
and women of Ireland is to endeavor
to find a livelihood in their own land.
Ireland is blessed with a delightful cli
mate. where the great extremes of
heat and cold are unknown, whereas
in the United States these extremes
are very serious drawbacks. Any man
or woman who could eke out a liveli
hood at home should take my advice
and stay there, instead of emigrating
to America to enter on the keen
struggle for existence under the trying
circumstances that are in progress
Bishop Ludden of Syracuse writes:
“All the places are filled, all the offl
flees are occupied, and even a smart
young Irishman coming here has great
difficulty In finding a position, and if
he la to get anything to do, it must
br» in the moßt menial, common and
laborious occupation. I would like my
voice and advice to reach every young
man in Ireland; if he can possibly
find a competence and a decent way
of living at home, to stay there.”
Archbishop Keane says: “Stay at
home in Ireland, the land of your
birtn. You will find plenty there for
your energies to do.”
John Redmond says: “I have seen
the Irish laborer in the great steel
works. I hpve seen him working like
a white slave, stripped almost naked,
in the furnace, working ten and twelve
hours a day. and sometimes sixteen
hours, for $1.50. I say the poorest
man in Kerry is better off in Ireland
than these men in America. When it
is remembered that a dollar in Ameri
ca will not buy more than what 25
cents will buy in Ireland, you should
think whether $1.50 is worth a day of
such slavery.”
A Case Where the Taking of Morphine
Began With Coffee.
“For 15 years,” says a young Ohio
woman, “I was a great sufferer from
stomach, heart and liver trouble. For
the last 10 years the suffering was
terrible; it would be impossible to
describe it. During the last threo
years I had convulsions from which
the only relief was the use of mor
“I had several physicians, rlearly
all of whom advised me to stop drink
ing tea and coffee, but as I could tako
only liquid foods I felt I could not
live without coffee. I continued drink
ing it until I became almost insane,
my mind was affected, while my whole
nervous system was a complete
wreck. I suffered day and night from
thirst and as water would only make
me sick I kept on trying different
, drinks until a friend asked me to try
, Postum Food Coffee.
"I did so but it was some time be
fore I was benefited by the change,
my system was so filled with coffee
poison. It was not long, however, be
fore I could eat all kinds of foods and
drink all the cold water I wanted and
which my system demands. It is now
8 years I have drank nothing but Pos
tum for breakfast and supper and the
result has been that in place of being
an invalid with my mind affected I am
now strong, sturdy, happy and
"I have a very delicate daughter
who has been greatly benefited by
drinking Postum, also a strong boy.
who would rather go without food for}
his breakfast than his Postum. So
much depends on the proper cooking
of Postum for unless it is boiled tho
proper length of time people will be
disappointed in it. Those in the habit
of drinking strong coffee’should -make
the Postum very strong at first in
order to get a strong coffee taste.”
Name given by Postum Co., Battle
Creek, Mich.
Look In each package for the fam
ous little book, "The Road to Well

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