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The Ceredo Advance.
T. T. McDOLGAL. Publisher CEREDO. - WEST VIRGINIA. CURRENT TOPICS. Two millions of Tendon's inhabit ants never go to church. The people of Thibet rarely wash, finding it warmer to be dirty. The archbishop of Canterbury lakes rank as Urst peer of tae realm. Nearly every city in the interior of Egypt is now lighted by electricity. A vessel drawing ten feet rises two Inches in passing from fresh water to «alt water. A sent on the- New York stock ex change has sold for $*',0,000. a decline of $22,000. The population of Irelanel is $4,432, 274. and th< elec-rcase tor the last year has bee*n l*;.et03. Senator David Wark, of New Bruns wick. Canada. 100 ye-ars edd, has beeu m legislator for 02 years. Sacramento expects to ship to the wist this season 192.000,000 pounds, or S/*0o carloads, of gree*n fruits. The wages of coal miners in Canada are thre-e to fe.ur times as high as in Belgium, where not more than $1 a day is paid. The treasury d*-u«rtment estimates that it will cost $005,287,000 to run the government for 1904 and $024,502. 000 for 1005. The maximum endurance of a 13 inch join is 300 firings, while the G-Inch pun may be fired upward of 2.000 times without injury. It is estimated that our manufactur ers turn out about $104,000,000 of what might 1m* termed “chemical pro ductions” in a year's time. Manufacturers of the United States almost monopolize the Liberian trade In firearms, and keep large stocks of their goods in the country. Miss \ ida Goldstein, the woman can didate in Victoria for a scat in the commonwealth senate, was not elect ed. but she received 51.000 votes. All new schools in Switzerland have ft portion of the ground floor appro priated for baths. Kacii class bathes nnee a fortnight, summer and winter. The pf-ople of the United States eat 1150,000.000 worth of candv in a year, and there are nearly 5 ouO factories making it, with a capital of $38 000 000 A bore put down at Uessnock, near Maitland, in New South Wales, re cently penetrated, at a depth of 200 feet, a scam of coal 27 feet in thick ness. Visitors to Italy are warned against purchasing postage stamps bearing tho head of t ie late King Humbert, as they are obsolete and valueless for franking letters. Idaho will make a big exhibit of tin ore at the World's fair. Important discoveries of this metal, so rare in America, were made recently near Salmon City. Idaho. The annual revenue from the real nnd personal estates of the French na tion is $38.60 pet capita, or $154.40 a family, which /for France is esti mated at four pCTsons. Mr. MrGroary, the reputed million* nire who drove in a carriage and pair to Donegal workhouse, where ho lived for some time, paying a week, has died in a hospital at Paisley. The hvdroscope, invented by Pino of Genoa, is a long tuUe, with optical Instruments in one end, which, when submerged, will reflect any subma rine object upon canvas aboard ship. The largest oil painting in the world Is one by Tintoretto, representing a view of Paradise. It is 33> . foot in height, and S4 feet in width, and adorns a room in the doge's palace Venice. Mexico has determined to go about the crusade of extirpating yellow fever inside her borders with an en ergy end persisem e which will be sat isfied with nothing short of complete success. Each fruit grower of New York will be furnished with a padded barrel by the state commission to t.i< World's fair. The barrel will he packed by the grower and shipped to the fair at state expense Rents are outrageous!} high in New York, and they are going up notch by notch every spring and fall. What they will reach within the next de cade is beyond the ordinary real es tate dealer of to-day Estimates of the number of Russian troops In the far East have been large ly based upon the number 179,000 — that Russia claimed to have had in the Held In 1900 The fact Ir that she had then fewer than 50,000 in trie field. One of the largest for* ts in the world stands on ice It p situated be tween the I'raJ and the Okhotsk sea Home time ago a well was dug in this region when it was found that at a depth ot 390 feet the ground was still /ro7en The Russian government has Hah orated statutes on general life insur ance by the state. The business is to be intrwtexi to the governmental sav ings bank., All kinds of policies will *>• issued and the insured will partlcl gtate In the profits <tl the husineas. 'Hie diversity of tongues to l.e found Id one country is often a matter of •arprise f-nnt year the Rildo sor1e> tya agents sold the Seripfures in Zl languages in the Russian empire; in 2H lareuages in Rurmnh in 30 in South Malasla, and 33 ,t» the Egyp tian agency They are discussing in England a new sy r< in of roadbuilding. which would save a large percentage in the cost of com tructior. It st< ad of the present method of conv< r surfaces with a gutter on each side, it is pro poeed to build concrete r ads with a guitar In the mlddlo Sharp Enjra^oment Between the Torpedo Boats. R ians Have Seized All Food Sud olies and Other Necessities in Man churia and a State of Utter Confusion Reigns. Tlen-Tsln, March 14-—Information from an official who ^ras an eve wit ness of the bombardment of Port Ar thur on Wednesday and Thursday is to the effect that the Russians had 2*. hilled on tie battleship Sevastopol. Jn on the Rctvizan and 20 in the town. The Russians c laim to have sunk a Japanese cruiser. The Russians assert that their darn aged cruisers have !>«**n repaired, and are ready for sea. The battleship <'r.arevitz will be ready shortly. There is no dock hi re capable of taking in the Rctvizan Tiie Russians are preparing for the defense <>f New Cliwang. finding it im possible- to stop the landing of Jap arose. Iicn-I-in, March 14.—-An unconfirm ed report has rcacHied here that Port Arthur has fallen. i.ondon, March 14.—A dispatch to the Central News from Tohio say-: It is asserted here that the Russians vir tually have abandoned Port Arthur. Pekin. March 1 I Private Chinese reports that are being received here A J A i ANESE TORFEDO FLOTILLA IN A ROUGH SEA: FULL SPEED AHEAD. state that the whole of Manchuria Is In a state1 of utter confusion owing to fin- Russians having seized all food tuipplic s and other commissariat noec-s sities. The natives nr«* streaming smith to wnn! the* ports and are suffering great hard. hips. The late- military governor at Kirin has committed suicide owing to ins inability to relieve the people’s distress or top the Russian depreda tion. lokio. March It.—Official and pri vate reports both indicate that Adm. Togo’s fourth at:ark on Port Amur on the Huh inst. was the most < ffee tive since the llrst assault of a month :tge>. One Russian torpedo boat de stTorer was sunk and several Russian torpedo boat destroy* rs seriousL' dam < d. The fortifications and city were ibjected to a heavy bombardment lasting nearly four hours. The naval bombardments of the land works have generally been Ineffective, yet the pi culiar topographical conditions of Port Arthur make immunity from serious loss from bombardment impossible Adm. logos torpedo flotilla opened the action by boldly steaming in und<*:• tl <• batteries and successfully placing a number of mec lanical min**- at tin? niou'h of tfie harlKir. Following that *'i( i *• was a desperate bow to how en counter between the torpedo berat de stroyers in which flic* Japanese appear to have stored a clever victory. Then followed a I« ug range duel between th'- cririser*, ending in the retirement of the Novik and Payan, the- only Rus sians engaged. i nr "ung a'non was the bombard ment «.r t i»- inner harbor hy the Jep nm se battleships. The latter took a posiMon southv.i ,-t of port Arthur find txing only tnelr 12-Inch guns. There were 21 12-ineh guns in a squadron of six battleships and each gun was fired five rounds, making a total of 120 huge projectiles flint were tired at the f it v. The bombardment was dellberan and carefully planned In order to a.d jn perfecting the firing. Adm Togo -*n tinned the cruisers in a position due en » Of the entrance to the harbor and at a right angle to the battleships. I iu- cruisers observed the ranee ami effect of firing and signalled the re. suits by wireless telegraphy. Tbes< observations and reports greatly aided the gunners in their effort to makr every shot count. Adm Togo was unable to definitely learn the results of the bombardment, hut later private reports Indicate* that touch destruction was caused in the The Retvizan Was Hit Five Time*. I,nndon. March 14 The Daily Tele graph publishes a dispatch from a cor respondent at Vln Kow who report* that the Russian battleship Retvizan at Port Arthur was hit five times by Japanese projectiles Eat* 42 Raw Egg* on a Wager. Kansas City. March 14 Three and • a half dozen raw* eggs were oaten hy I age Brady, a commission merchant. lnsi«ie of half an hour at one of the reaffturartf'; of the rity on a wager Tie eggs w re disposed of aj rapidly as n waiter could open then:. cago next. Saturday and form a per.* erai chairman’s association. The new association, like those of the firemen, trainmen, conductors and other rail road brotherhoods, will he made up of the general chairmen of the adjust ment committees of the various rail road systems organized by the Broth erhood of Locomotive Engine* rs, now numbering 100 railroad systems on the North American continent. This meet ing is the outcome of a preliminary conference in St. Louis January 23. HUDSON RIVER TUNNEL. Begun Thirty Years Ago, It Wet Com pleted Friday. New York, March 12.— Begun 30 Mars ago. and twice abandoned for long periods because of aeeidc nts and financial difficulties, the driving of the* bore of the* Hudson river tunnel, connecting 14th street. Jersey City, with Morton street, on Manhattan is land. was finished shortly before noon Friday. So great had been the arcu iacj of the plans of Chief Engineer Charles M. Jacobs that whi n the ends of the* tunnel met there was not the variation of a hpir in the courses of tile Jersey section and the New York heading. MEXICAN RAILWAYS. Effort to Merge Four of the Mcst Im portant Lines. Buffalo, N. Y., I larch 11— James Speyer, .senior member of the New York hanking firm of Speyer & Co., started for the City of Mexico Sunday evening on a special train. Mr. Spey er, it said, is going to Mexico to P' rlect tile merger of the Mexican Na tional. Mexican International. Inter Oceanic and National Tehauntepoc railroads, which the New York firm is financing. The Strike Called Off. Pittsburg. March 14 The strike at the plants of the Ameriean Window Class Co . at Jeannette, nas hern cal’ e<l off pending a conferenee with the officials of tlie main office of tin* com pany. Woman’* Hall of Fame. S4 lxmis. March 14.— It is announc 'd tiiat S I/Otiis is to have a woman's hal! of fame The preject was given the approval of the board of lady man atoTs at a n'o-nt meeting. Hastening Hack to Jaran. N'-w York. March 14. Prince Nashl mfirno, r.f Japan, who is related to the imperial family and who is hastening hark to his country to take the field arrived Sunday on the Umbria. The prinr«* jfj t ra vHing Incognito. A Missionary Murderrd. New York. March 1 1 The Presby terian hoard of foreign notions re ceived hy ralde eonflrmatien of the news of the murder of pev. llenjamln W. Laruhee mar Kind. Persia Me Has tbe ton of Kev. Pen jam in Lara he#. I bay. There also was damage to bat teries. Capt. Shojiro Asai. commanding tbe flotilla of torpedo boat destroyers which engaged the Russian destroyers, is th** hero of the attack. He had only three destroyers, but attacked the six Russian destroyers, ordering his craft to close in with the enemy. He steamed so elose to the enemy’s de stroyer’s that they almost touched and a most desperate conflict en ned from which the Russian retired badly disa bl< d. PORT ARTHUR. The City Terribly Damaged By the Shells of the Japanese. London, March It.— In a dispatch from Che Foo. dated March lii. a cor nu pondent of fin* Daily Mail describes an inspection of Port Arthur made on the 1!th inst. from a boat. The new city seemed to be on tire; three col umns of smoke were ascending from t. The broad hill fort appeared to have suffered terribly, the defenses were shattered and the earthworks torn up No guns were visible. The line of forts on the Tigers’ Tail also appeared to have suffer'd damage. At sunrise* no sign of life could lie seen anywhere, and Port Arthur looked like a city of death. CHAIRMEN'S ASSOCIATION. Locomotive Engineers Will Meet in Chicago Next Saturday. Chicago, March 11 -Locomotive en gineers from all parts of the country, j Canada and .Mexico will meet in Chi TO BE INVESTIGATED. Bristow’s C-hargres Against Mem bers of the House. ———— | Committee Appointed—Personal Ex planations Will Occur During Con sideration of Post . Office Appropriations Bill. Washington. March 14.—The house will lose no time in acting upon the , authorization of an inquiry into the circumstances of the Bristow report. Speaker Cannon appointed a select committee to conduct the investiga tion. The committee consists of Represen tatives McCall (Mas.), Burton (O.), Hitt (111.), Metcalf (Cal.l, republicans, nnd McDermott (N. J.), Bartlett* (Da.) and Richardson (Ala.), democrats. None of these men was mentioned in the Bristow report and none is a member of the committee on t>ost of fices and post roads. So far as the republicans are concerned, this it not n political inquiry, hut an inquisition in behalf ol' the dignity and int*grity of the house of representatives. The investigation is not to go be yond the subject of the relations of members of congress to the post office department in t ie cases specially s* t forth in the Bristow report. All sessions at which witnesses are examined will he open to the public and the press. «n extended period of personal ex planation undoubtedly will occur in the hcxise during the consideration of the post office appropriation bill which will be called up Monday by (’hair man Overstreet. Monday rightfully belongs to tho District of Columbia, but there are few local matte rs on the calendar and Mr. Babcock will abdi cate in favor of the post office bill. Tho necessity which many members of the bouse feel to ha o the Congres sional Record contain certain state mints in explanation of their al | misconduct with the post office depart ment in regard to clerk hire, allow ances and rent of post office quarters has led the managers of the house to adopt a most liberal policy with refer ence to general debate on the post of fice bill. When these statements are nil out of the way the bill will be dis posed of and not before. The bill making appropriations for the support of the military academy will follow the post office bill and as there are no special orders for claims or pensions to interfere it may be that botli of these supply measures will be disposed of this week. NOT A MORMON. Ex-Senator Joseph L. Rawlins Makes a Denial of the Charge. Sait Lake City. Utah. March U. Former United States Senator Joseph J.. Rawlins Sunday sent the following ] dispatch to Chairman Burrows, of tho Smoot investigation committee rela-; five to the testimony of Judge Ogden lliles. of this city, before the commit- I tee Saturday: "Hon. J. C. Burrow’s, U. S. Senator, Washington—Judge Hilos’ statement that 1 am a member of the Mormon church is unqualifiedly false. 1 do not hi lieve in any of its doctrines, dogmas or revelations. Have no affiliations with it. Such has been my attitude In public and in private for 30 years. C.ive this publicity in your proeecd iuge. J. L. Rawlins.” HIGH PRICE FOR A SPRING. _ f Turfman John E. Madden Purchased One For $75,000. Lexington, Ky.. March 14. Turfman John E. Madden has just paid the highest price ever paid for a spring. 1 l^jst week he purchased the farm of James E. McCann, who was murdered in St. Louis, paying $75,000 for the 80* ; acre tract. He said here Sunday night that lie did not want the land, and that he purchased it because it contained a never failing spring of water. DELUGE OF WATER SUBSIDES. The Susquehanna River Flood Hna Passed Into History. Wilkesbarre, Pa.. March 14- The ▼n^-t deluge of water for the paid week in the Susquehanna river has passed into history and Sunday night the ' stream in this section had fallen to less than 18 feet above low water 1 mark. The steam railroad companies and various street ear lines expect to i Resume running on schedule time some time Monday, though It will take weeks to repair their tracks and put them in good running order again. Robb to Suceed Hoyt. Washington. March 14.—Charles H. Robb, of Vermont, now assistant nt torney general to succeed Henry M. Hoyt, appointed solicitor general of the department of justice. Mr. Robb, of Vermont, was a factor in the post office Investigations lending up to the arreat of Maehen. Anti-Mormon Organization. Salt l.ake City, rtah, Mnrih 11 — Representative (lentlies of this city held a meeting and took preliminary steps toward the organization of a non-Mormon party. A committee was appointed to formulate a plan of cam paign and organization. A National University. Washington, March 14 A plan has been suggested to unlto the Columbian, American and National universities of the Histrlct of Columbia to form the nucleus of a great national university a*, tbo capital city. FIFTY EIGHTH CONGRESS. Regular Session. Washington. March 9.—Senate—The senate spent almost the entire day dis cussing the committee amendments to the army bill concerning provisional troops in the Philippines and tin* con solidation of the adjutant general's of fice with the record and pension of fice. The Porto Rican amendment was objected to by democratic senators as tending to a more pronounced military form or government. Both amend ments ultimately were accepted. The bill was amended so as to provide f®r an increase in the engineer cor|>s. It was still pending wheu the senate ad journed. House—Tuesday In the house was set apart for consideration of claim bills. thirty-two bills of this charac ter were passed. One. relating to the granting of an American register to the ship Beaumont, gave rise to con siderable debate. Mr. Stevens (Minn.) made the point that to ndmit surh ships into registery would be detri mental to tin* interests of American workmen. He was seconded nv Mr. Humphrey (Wash.). The friends of the bill, which was passed, were Messrs. Fordney. William A. Smith. Me.Morran (Mich). Thayer (Mass.) and Dun well (N. Y.). Shortly after the house convened Speaker Cannon, in ruling on the conference report on the legislative, executive and judicial appropriation bill, stood by a former precedent, holding that conferees could not insert new matter. Washington, March 10.—Senate— During consideration of the army ap propriation hill in the senate Wednes day Mr. Damn protested against the acceptance of the statue of Frederick Mu* Great of Germany, tendered by Kmpcror William, on the ground that tho former German king was not in sympathy with American institutions. Mr. Stewart defended Frederick against svhat lie characterized as Mr. Macon’s gross misrepresentations. The army appropriation bill was passed. The senate also passed tho Philippine shipping bill, after speeches in onpo* sition by Messrs. Culberson and Pat terson. House—That an investigation of the post ofliee department by the bouse of representatives will result rroni the publication of the report involving members of congress in that connec tion was indicated by every expres sion possible short of a vote in that body Wednesday. Washington. March 11.—S. nate— The senate Thursday passed a number of b .Is relating to Alaska but failed to a-t cm the measure authorizing the electi i i o! a delegate i?i congress from that territory. Mr. Platt (Ct.l oppos ed .lie ‘)i!l. and because of his opposi tion and his desire for time for dis cussion. it was not pressed. The Alas kan bill.-, passed included those tor tho improvement of roads, the mainte nance of schools, the appointment of an additional judge and the extension of the coal laws to the territory. Sev eral other bills were passed, including one im leasing to $lon the pensions ot '•-X soldiers who have become totally blind on account of service. The death or Representative Croft, of South Car olina. was announced, a committee ap pointed to attend the funeral and as a mark ot respect the senate adjourned at *.42. ilmmc- Tho death of Represontntivo ( roft, of South Carolina, was an nounced A committee was appointed to attend the funeral, and out of rc fpert to his memory the house ad join nod. Washington, March 12.— Senate— With the exception of hall' an hour do voted to consideration of routine busi ness tlie senate spent the entire dav in executive session, devoting mo t of the time to the nomination of Cen. Leonard Wood to he a major general. I wo set speeches were made in oppo sition to Cen. Wood’s confirmation, the speakers being Senators Scott and Hlackburn. tho only two members of the committee on military affairs who opposed a favorable report on the nom ination. House—The house of representa tives indulged Itself Friday in nearly seven hours of explanation, aeousa tion and vituperation and then ordered with only two negative votes an inves tigation of postal affairs so far as members or (he house arc concerned by a special committee of seven mem bers to bo appointed by the speaker, who likewise are to examine into the origin ol tho ilristow report so far ns It concerns charges against members ol the house. The demand of the mi nority tor a sweeping investigation of every branch or tne post office depart ment was not granted. The test on this question came on a vote which resulted 1 11 to 12%, a strict party vote. SENATOR TILLMAN’S ILLNESS. More Uncomfortable Friday Than At Any Time During His Illness. Washington. .Mnreh 10.—Senator Tillman is suffering from an ahc ess on his left tonsil and submitted to an operation Wednesday. Washington, March 12. — Senator Tillman was much more uncomforta Ide Friday than at any time during his illness, though his condition was not necessarily worse. Mis throat is distressing him greatly and the suf fering is most acute. The physicians again I riday found it necessary to lance it and the indications are that another such operation will he neces sar.v Saturday, as a second abscess ap pears to he forming. Still the physi cians see* no cause for apprehension snd believe careful treatment and pa tience will insure relief. They think that in a short time Senator Tillman will have recovered suffic iently to en able him to go south to recuperate. On Their Way to Washington. San Francisco, March 12 - Huron K Kanekn. former Japanese minister of agriculture and commerce, and K Ta kasasakl. vice president of the- Yoko hama specie hank, arrived here on the steamer Siberia. They dc parted im mediately for Washington. Will Use Type Setting Machines. Washington. March J2. 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