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It is Rumored That the Russians
Were Repulsed With a
. Loss of 2,500 Lives.
Thpusands of Japanese Are Advanc
ing by Forced Marches From
Various Parts ot Corca.
Sounds of Desultory Firing at Sea Are
Heard Almost Nightly at Port Ar
thur Sunday Morning Firing
I Mt Was Again Heard.
London, Feb. 22. Tho cables are
still absolutely silent with regard to
the progress of tho war, but there are
vague rumors of land fighting. As an
instance, tho Paris edition of tho New
JYork Herald's correspondent ai St.
Petersburg talks' of a Russian repulso
,in the Yalu river with a loss of 2,500
jlivos. Theso rumors aro unconfirmed
and from a reliablo quarter tho Morn
ing Post's Che Foo correspondent says
ho learns tens of thousands of Japan
ese are advancing by forced marches
from various parts of Corea on the
Yalu and that severe fighting is ex
pected shortly. These are tho only
references to actual operations that
have reached London.
The announcement that Gen. Koda
ma has been replaced in the Japanese
cabinet by Mr. Kosplkawa is regarded
as meaning that Gen. Kodama is about
to take command of the Japanese land
forces. Kodama, who is Japan's lead
ing general, did splendid work during
the Chino-Japanese war.
Viceroy Alexieff has issued procla
mations to the Chinese throughout
Manchuria seeking to enlist their sym
pathy in behalf of Russia and their
assistance in maintaining the railway
intact by representing to them Japan's
alleged treacherous methods in begin
ning the war.
A Port Arthur dispatch received at
St. Petersburg reports the Russian
cruiser Novlk had been repaired and
had left her dock.
The correspondent at TIen-Tsin of
the Standard reports an attack by B00
Chinese brigands on the Russian post'
at Foo Chow as probably an attempt
to wreck tho railway.
Port Arthur, Feb. 22. Sounds of des
ultory firing at sea are heard almost
nightly, and Sunday morning firing
was again heard. This is doubtless
due to the attempted approach of Jap
anese torpedo boats, but nothing seri
ous has developed.
The garrison Is in excellent spirits
and is firmly convinced of the ulti
mate success of the Russian arms.
The Novi Krai prints a long article
Invoking historical precedents to prove
tho illegality of the Japanese declara
tion that fuel and victuals will in all
cases bo treated as contraband of war.
The paper describes Japan's attitude
as presumption and urges the neutral
powers to disregard it.
Shanghai, Feb. 22. Urged by the
Japanese consul here the Tao Tai, or
dered the Russian g"inboat Mandjur to
leave tho harbor before 5 o'clock Sun
day afternoon, but the order was Ig;
nored.' It is said that a Japanese
squadron has been ordered to enforco
tho Tao Tai's demand and to enable
Japanese steamship companies to re
sume service between Japan and
They Will Be Placed In the Tomb Mon
day Afternoon.
Cleveland, O;, Feb. 22. Monday aft
ernoon, "without unnecessary cere
mony, tho casket which contains tho
remains of the late Senator Hanna will
be placed in the tomb and all that is
mortal of tho dead statesman will have
been hidden from tho eyes of his fam
ily and the world. Tho members of
the family will bo present-, when the
casket is taken, from tho receiving
vault and in all probability will be tho
only witnesses to tho final disposition
of the remains of their kinsman.
Mrs. Hanna, who has been 111 slnco
tho funeral services on Friday, is ex-
pected to bo ablo to attend, but in
caso sho is still unable to leave her
homo it Is probable the body will bo
permitted to reposo In the vault until
her health is improved sufficiently to
permit of her presence at the ceme
tery. Deserter to Be Hanged.
Manila, Feb. 22. Corp. Ayala, ring
leader of tho members of tho constab
ulary force which recently revolted at
Vlgan, Luzon, was captured, tried, con
victed and sentenced by tho court to
be hanged.
Advanced the Price of Bar Iron.
Sharon, Pa., Fob. 22. It was report
ed hero Sunday that tho Republic Iron
and Steel Co. and other Independent
companies have advanced tho prico of
bar iron $1 a ton.
Officers Were Selected at the Twenty
Sixth Annual Convention.
Bowling Green, Ky., Feb. 22. Tho
2Gth annual convention of tho Ken
tucky Stato Y. M. C. A. finished Its
business Sunday and adjourned. Most
of tho members will go to Mammoth
Cavo Monday. The next meeting
placo has not been selected,, but will
be fixed by a committee several
months later. Paducah will probably
bo selected.
Tho following officers were selected:
J. C. Achison, of Danville, Ky., presi
dent; Dr. W. H. Forsyth, of Lexington,
Ky., and Georgo L Burton, of Louis
ville, vico presidents. A number of
secretaries were named. Four hun
dred delegates were seated at the ban
quet table. They were waited on by
young women selected from tho dif
ferent churches. Bowling Green rais
ed nearly $4,000 for the State Y. M.
C. A.
He Was Informed of the Death of
His Mother.
Louisville, Ky., Feb. 22. Ellis H.
Lafayette, leader of tho choir in St.
Paul's Episcopal church, wa3 called
from the chancel Sunday morning to
receive a telephone message telling
of the death of his mother, Mrs. Llllie
May Lafayette.
Ho had left his mother a few hours
beforo at her command, she insisting
that ho go to church instead of re
maining at her bedside. Mrs. Lafay
ette was the widow of W. G. H. Lafay
ette, who came here from Canada, and
who was a descendant of the" great
The Alleged Slayer Fled to the Moun
tains, Where He Is Hiding. -
Lexington,. Ky., Feb. 22. During a
quarrel, which took place at Beatty
ville Junction on the Lexington &
Eastern railroad, James Shelton shot
and Instantly killed Ed Eaton and im
mediately fled to tho mountains, whera
he Is now hiding. The quarrel started
in tho smoking car. When they alight
ed a fight took placo and both drew
pistols. Shelton was the quicker, and
killed Eaton before the latter could
get a chance to shoot. A posse Is aft
er Shelton.
It Will Develop the Breathitt County
Coal Fields.
Jackson, Ky., Feb. 22. Arthur Hen
ry, vice president of the Kentucky
Union Land Co., has announced that
bis company proposes to extend tho
Lexington & Eastern Railroad Co., In
which the Kentucky Union owns a ma
jority of the stock. If accomplished
this will mean great development of
tho Breathitt county coal fields, Jack
Bon, the present terminus of the rail
road, being barely within tho edge of
coal fields lying in Breathitt county.
Returned the Fire.
Irvine, Ky., Feb. 22. As Owen Neal
opened tho front door of his residenco
some unknown person shot at him
twice. Both shots struck the door sill,
ivhich saved Neal's life. Neal return
ed the fire, emptying his revolver, and
pursued the would-be assassin with his
jhotgun, but failed to reach him.
Wash Jenkins Shot to Death.
Whltesburg,' Ky., Feb. 22. During a
Quarrel about a young woman both
were in love with, Wash Jenkins was
fhot and killed by a man said to bo
Green Hall. Jenkins' assailant was
seriously, if not fatally wounded dur
ing tho encounter. Hall has been
placed under varrest. ..
Alleged Shiners Arrested.
Covington, Ky., Feb. 22. United
States Marshal Sharp received word
from Deputy Marshal F. M. Blair that
he had succeeded in arresting John
Fields and John Osbornp in Letcher
county, Ky. They are charged with
violating tho Internal revenue laws.
Spoiled Automobiles.
Louisville, Ky., Feb. 22. Firo that
itarted In tho building occupied by A.
D. Nagel as a bakery destroyed Na
pel's stock, damaged the building to
tho amount of ?3,000, and water ,and
imoko spoiled $10,000 worth of now.
lutomobiles that wero next door.
. Ended Her Life In a Cistern.
Covington, Ky Feb. 22. Mary
Brown, 65, single, sought death in tho
cistern of her lato home, 431 Bakowell
itreet, Saturday night. Tho woman
dad been despondent since the death
of her aunt, Mrs. Martha "Martin, with
whom she lived.
Alleged Deserter Arrested. '
Bowling Green, Ky., Feb. 22. Rob
rf Cartwrlght, of this city was ar
rested here on tho charge of being a
lesertcr from the regular army. A wo
nan with whom ho was infatuated is
mid to be responsible for is undoing.
United States Cruiser Columbia
Bombarded the Insurgents in
San Domingan Waters.
Tho Insurgents Wero Dislodged From
Their. Position and Chased Into
the Country by Americans.
A Decisive Battle Was Fought Between
Revolutionists and Government
Forces, Resulting. In a Vic
tory For the Latter.'
Paris, Feb. 22. A dispatch from San
Domingo says that the United States
cruiser Columbia and the training ship
Hartford have bombarded Duarte,
which is occupied by the insurgents.
San Domingo, Thursday, Feb 11.
Tho Clyde lino steamer New York ar
rived here this morning convoyed by
the United States cruiser Newark, and
Minister Powell instructed the captain
of the vessel to discharge his cargo at
the wharf. An agreement had been
made by Minister Powell and Com
mander Miller with tho insurgents and
tho government that neither party
should firo while the New York was at
the wharf discharging. The govern
ment kept this agreement, but tho in
surgents fired on the steamer and on
a launch from tho cruiser Columbia,
which was entering tho river. Eight
rifle shots damaged tho New York's
woodwork, endangering the lives of
passengers and crew.
Tho commander of the United State3
warships then decided to shell Pajar
Ito, near this city, tho place occupied
by the Insurgents, and to land 300 ma
rines with the object of punishing tho
insurgents for insulting the United
States flag and damaging an American
At 2:30 p. m. the Newark approach
ed and opened fire, discharging ten
shells. The insurgents fired upon the
marines while they wero landing,
wounding some of them. The marines
returned the firo and the insurgents
ran away.
The marines landed were divided
into two columns and searched the
houses, woods and bushes. They then
followed the insurgents, who fired
while tho marines were reloading.
Capt. Miller's Report.
Washington, Feb. 22. A belated dis
patch dated February 12 from Capt. J.
M. Miller, of tho United States cruiser
Columbia, which, with the Newark, is
in San Domingan waters, brings offi
cial confirmation of the press dis
patch regarding the bombardment of
the insurgents by the war vessels of
a position near the capital city, tho
landing of marines and bluejackets to
punish tho revolutionists and their
subsequent re-em,barkatlon. Accord
ing to Capt, Miller's dispatch, the af
fair occurred on a river about two
miles from Santo Domingo, presuma
bly at Pajarito, where tho bombard
ment occurred. Tho insurgents 'who
wero stationed on the mainland fired
on a United States merchant vessel,
tho New York, which was lying under
the convoy of a launch of the Newark.
The shots fell so dangerously near the
war vessels that the acts of the insur
gents were construed by Capt. Miller
as an attack on the vessels, and a bat
tery fire was opened on the revolu
tionists. This was followed up by tho
debarkation of 400 marines and blue
jackets from the Columbia and New
ark, who mado a successful landing
ashore. They dislodged the insurgents
from thoir positions and chased them
Into the country. After accomplishing
this, the marines and bluejackets took
again to their boats and returned to
their ships. Ono man, a bugler named
Painter, was seriously wounded by tho
accidental explosion of his firing piece.
There were no other casualties.
Close attention is being given by ad
ministration officials to affairs In San
Domingo. A number of warships aro
being kept In tho waters of that coun
try so that American Interests may bo
zealously protected In cases of trouble
between tho regular government and
the insurgents. Forcible Interference
in tho affairs of the country have been
avoided up to this time so far as news
received by tho department is con
cerned. Washington, Feb. 22. Late Sunday
night, tho stato department received a
cablegram from Minister Powell dated
at San Domingo February 16, saying:
"A decisive battle has been fought
between tho government forces and
tho Insurgents. It extended over two
days and resulted In a victory for the
government Tho siege has been rais
ed and tho Insurgents are in retreat."
Recalled By the Japanese Government.
Paris, Feb. 22. 3apta. Ogala and
Shimaoulol, of tho Japaneso artillery,
who aro attending a course of instruc
tions at tho school of application at
Fontainebleau, wero Sunday recalled
by tho JaDaneso government
Two Men Asphyxiated, One Burned to
Death and Others Injured.
Buffalo, N. Y., Feb. 22. Two men
were asphyxiated, one was burned to
death and several were seriously in
jured in an explosion of blast furnaco
gas at the plant of tho Lackawanna
Steel Co. Sunday. The explosion oc
curred near power house No. 2, where
a largo reservoir is situated. The
reservoir is a tube 100 feet long and
about ten feet in diameter and was
stored with gas to bo used as motive
power for a largo blower engine.
Smith and Reynolds, two of the
dead, wero working in the reservoir
behind a bulkhead Sunday. A pleco
of tho bulkhead was removed In the
course of the operations. A valvo
which tho men thought had been clos
ed allowed gas to flow Into tho tank.
They tried to escape, but wero over
come beforo they could reach the exit.
A torch used by tho men was left be
hind, and when tho gas reached it a
terrific explosion occurred. Frank
Prenatt and tho men were trying to
remove ono of tho unconscious men
when tho explosion occurred. All of
them were hurled into tho air. Pre
natt died In a few minutes. Alexander
Sanders was terribly burned and he
may die.
One Person Killed and Five Others In
jured Near Wauponsa.
Kankakee, 111., Feb. 22. One person
was killed and five others were injur
ed in a wreck of a Knights of Colum
bus special train Sunday on the Kan
kakee & Seneca railroad, near Wau
ponsa, due to the spreading of a frog.
One passenger coach containing 25
people turned completely over, James
Martin, who was killed, being hurled
through a window. Tho special was
en route to Morris, where the knights
wero to participate In an installation.
Killed: James Martin. Kankakee.
Injured: Fred Carter, Mrs. Andrew
Firman and John Martin, all of Kan
kakee, and Charles Wright and wife,
of Bradley, 111. A special train was
sent from Kankakee to tho wreck and
the excursionists were brought back
to their homes.
Bedford People Base Their Hope For
a Solution on Another Arrest.
Bedford, Ind Feb. 22. People here
aro basing their hopes for a solution
of tho Schafer murder mystery upon
the probable capture of the suspect
from Terre Haute, who was known to
have been in Bedford on the night of
the murder for the purpose of visiting
his sweetheart, whom he declared was
a teacher In tho city schools. His de
scription tallies exactly with the un
known man mentioned as the murder
er during the early stato of the inves
tigation. It is known that several prt
vato detectives are trying to appre
hend him.
No Warlike Preparations Are Eeing
Made In Italy.
Rome, Feb. 22. Rumors of warlike
preparations by Italy having been cir
culated, a semi-official communication
has emanated from the government
which is in substance as" follows:
Stories of alleged armaments and of
tho movements of warships and troops
for service abroad are entirely false.
Indications exist that this false
news is connected with stock exchango
speculation and those responsible have
be,en brought before the law courts to
be .punished according to the law with
imprisonment for from three to thirty
The United States Carried Off the
New York, Feb. 22. The official re
port of the French government relat
ing to tho "Paris exposition of 1900"
shows that this country carried off
tho honors at that exposition, The
awards accorded to exhibitors of tho
United States wero 2,379; Germany,
1,983; Great Britain, 1,865; Russia, 1.
754; Hungary, 1,351; Japan, 1,307;
Austria, 875, and a number of smaller
nations of lesser Importance. This
country's award comprised 221 grand
prizes, 5G3 gold medals, 725 silver, 529
bronze and 341 honorable mentions.
An Inter-Oceanic Canal.
Mexico City, Feb. 22. Dr. Mariano
Medina has gono to the United States
for tho purpose of interesting capital
ists in a project for constructing an
inter-oceanic canal across this country
south of tho Isthmus of Tohauntopec.
Selected a Permanent Location.
St. Louis, Feb. 22. Tho Congrega
tional summer assembly, which met
last year ot Pottawattomlo Point,
Mich., and became a national organiza
tion, has selected for Its permanent
lqcation a site, near, Frankfort, Mich.
It Will Hold the Exclusive Atten-
tion of the Senate Until
Next Tuesday.
There Will Lc Only 16 or 17 Votes or
' Pairs Agaiii3t Ratification
of the Treaty.
The Question of Establishing a Train
ing Station on the Great Lakes
Will Be Debated in the House
of Representatives.
Washington, Feb. 22. The Panama
canal question will continue to hold
exclusive attention of the senate until
next Tuesday, when a voting will be
gin on tho treaty. It is probable that
tho doors of tho senate chamber will
bo closed tho greater part of the time
the treaty Is under consideration Mon
day and Tuesday. Senator Morgan haa
prepared a number of amendments,
and if offered they will be presented
in executivo session. Mr. Morgan"
probably will speak to some of his
amendments, but the prospect is that
very few other senators will desire
further to discuss the treaty or any
amendments to it. All amendments
will be voted down. There will ba
only 1G or 17 votes or pairs against
the ratification of the convention.
With the Panama question disposed
of, the senate will take up appropria
tion bills, giving precedence to the ag
ricultural bill. There aro features in
this measure which will arouse oppo
sition and it is expected it will be
debated at some length. By the time
the agricultural bill shall be passed
the executive and judicial appropria
tion bills will have been reported, to
be soon followed by the naval pension
and army bills.
Monday being Washington's birth
day, the senate will listen to the read
ing of Washington's farewell address
by Senator Hepburn, of Idaho.
The house has the house naval bill
under debate, and at the proper time
It is probable that a rule will be
brought In making the item in the bill
providing for a training station on
the great lakes in order. It Is expect
ed that a contest will ensue over the
location of the station. Notice has
been given by Mr. Hitchcock (Neb.)
that he will propose an amendment to
the naval bill providing for the con
struction of a great armor place fac
tory. The Indian and the District ap
propriation bills will follow the naval
bill and there Is some expectation that
all of them will be passed this week
by tho house.
At the first lull during the week the
bill providing for a commlttop to In
vestigate and report on the shipping
industry may be called up under a rule
limiting debate to a few hours.
Following the Indian and District
bills will come the post office appro
priation bill, but it may not be ready
for consideration beforo next week. If
the appropriation bills are out of the
way by Friday, the private claims or
ponslons may have a show.
Mr. Williams, tho minority loader,
served notice Saturday that ho would
endeavor to secure the reading Mon
day of Washington's farewell address
and then have an immediate adjourn
They Will Not Be Represented In the
Indianapolis Conference.
Bay City, Mich., Fob. 22. President
Stephen Corvern, of the Michigan Dis
trict United Mine Workers of Ameri
ca, has announced that while Michigan
will not be represented at the Indian
apolis conference Febraury 29. the ac
tion taken there will govern this state.
If the miners and operators in confer
ence at that time fail to agree every
mine in Michigan will be shut down
April 1. President Corvern explained
that this would bo In the nature of a
sympathetic strike to prevent Michi
gan coal from going Into markets usu
ally supplied by tho "Competitive dis
trict," including Illinois, Indiana, Ohio
and Pennsylvania,
Mormon1 "Elder Shoots Himself.
Kansas City, Feb. 22. Lorenzo
Crossby, said to bo an elder in tho
Mormon church, whilo en routo from
Atlanta, Go., whoro ho bad been sta
tioned until recently, to Holbrook,
Ariz., shot and fatally wounded him
Belt in a berth in a Pullman car on
tho southbound train near Higbee, Mo.
Fourteen Die In Paris Fire.
Paris, Feb. 22. Fourteen employes
of a celluloid comb factory, at tho cor
ner of tho Boulevard Sebastopol and
tho Ruo Etienno Marlct, lost their
lives in a firo which was started by an
oxploslon of gas. About 20 other em
ployes were Injured.
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