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THE EVENING VOLUME XXIII. MAYSVILLE, KY., MONDAY, MARCH 14, 1904. NUMBER 95. 1EM BULLETIN. RUSSIANS KILLED. An Eye Witness Says the Loss at Port Arthur Wednesday and Thursday Was 65. REPORT THAT PLACE HAS FALLEN, It is Asserted lu Toklo That tho Czar's Troops Virtually Abandoned tho .Stronghold. Russians Have Seized All Food Supi piles and Other Necessities in Man churia and a 8tate of Utter . Confusion Reigns. Tien-Tain, March 14. Information .from an official -whowas an eyo wit neaB of tho ,bombardmont of Port Ar thur on Wednesday, and Thursday la to tho effect that tho Russians had 25 llled on tho battleship Sevastopol, on tho Rotvlzan and 20 In, tho town, lo Russians claim to have sunk a "anaQesp cruiser, I The Russians assort that their dami 'aged cruisers have been repaired, and are ready for sea. Tho battleship Czarovitz will bo ready shortly. Thero Is no dock hero capable of taking In tho Retvlzan. , Tho Russians are preparing for the defense of New Chwang, finding It lm possible to stop the landing of Jap anese. Tlen-Tsln, March 14. An unconfirm ed report has reached here that Port Arthur haB fallen. London, March 14. A dispatch to tho Central News from Toklo says: It Is asserted hero that tho Russians vir tually have abandoned Port Arthur. Pekln, March 14. Private Chinese reports that are being received here state that tho whole of Manchuria Is in a state of utter confusion owing to the Russians having seized all food supplies and other commissariat neces sities. The natives are streaming south to ward the ports and are suffering great hardships. Tho late military governor at Klrin has committed suicide owing to his inability to relieve the people's distress or stop the Russian depreda tion. Toklo, March- 14. Official and pri vate reports both Indicate that Adm. Togo's fourth attack on Port Arthur on tho 10th Inst, was the most effec tive slnco tho first assault of a month ago. One Russian torpedo .boat de stroyer was sunk and several Russian torpedo boat destroyers seriously dam aged. The fortifications and city wero subjected to a heavy bombardment lasting nearly four hours. The naval bombardments of tho land works have generally been ineffective, yet the pe culiar topographical conditions of Port Arthur make Immunity from serious loss from bombardment impossible. Adm. Togo's torpedo flotilla opened the action by boldly steaming In under the batteries and successfully placing a number of mechanical mines at the mouth of tho harbor. Following that there" was a desperate bow to bow en counter between the torpedo boat de stroyers In which tho Japanese appear to have scored a clever victory. Then followed a long range duel between the cruisers, ending In tho retirement of tho Novlk and Bayan, the only 'Rus sians engaged. The closing action was the bombard ment of tho inner harbor by the -Japanese battleships. The latter took a position southwest of Port Arthur' and using onlyhelr 12-lnch guns. Thero were 24 12-inch guns In a squadron of six battleships and each gun was fired five rounds, making a total of 120 huge projectiles that were fired at the city. Tho bombardment was deliberate and carefully planned. In order to aid in perfecting tho firing, Adm. Togo sta tioned the cruisers In a position duo east of the entrance to tho harbor and at a right angle to tho hattleshlps. Tho cruisers observed tho range and effect of firing and signalled tho re sults by wireless telegraphy. These observations and reports greatly aided tho gunners in their effort to mako every shot count. Adm. Togo was unable to definitely learn tho results of the bombardment, but later private reports indicates that much destruction was caused in tho bay. There also was damage to bat teries. Capt. Shojlro Asal, commanding tho flotilla of torpedo boat destroyers which ongaged the Russian destroyers, ia tho hero of tho attack. Ho had only threoJd.Qstrpyors,.but attacked the six Russian destroyers, ordering hia craft tp closo In jrlth. the enemy. Ho steamed bo closo to tho enemy's dc stroyor's that they almost touqhed and a most dosperato conflict ensued from which tho Russian retired badly disa bled. Salt Lako City, Utah, .March 14. Representative Gentiles of this city hold a meeting and took preliminary stops toward tho organization of a non-Mormon party, FEARED HE WOULD FLEE. Bondsman Shot and Killed William Climer. Munfordvlllo, Ky., March 14. Wil liam Climer was shot to death on tho. streets of Munfordvlllo as ho attempt ed to fico (from John Finney, his bondsman, who feared that ho would leavo him to pay. tho bail bond. Fin ney discharged his revolver fivo times at the fleeing man. Three of tho bul lets toojc effect. Ono .passed through tho book, just abovo tho heart, and two through the head. Climer stag gered a few stops and fell dead. Fin ney was ,at onco placed under arrest. Climer was held on a charge of sell ing whisky illegally, and Kinney fear ed that ho would "skip" ball. Ho went to Bowling Green and brought Climer back hero in order that he might bo again placed In the custody of the officers and tho bond released. They called on tho jailer and county judge, and wero referred to tho sher iff. They wero on their way to the courthouse when tho tragedy occurred. Finney owns a form In the county and is well connected. THE D00R8 LOCKED. Climax of a Bitter Factional Fight Be tween Churoh Members. Louisville, Ky March 14. The cli max of a bitter factional fight among tho members of Mead Baptist church, In South Louisville, camo Sunday at the Sunday-school hour, when tho teachers and children gathered In front of tho building and found the doors locked and the Janitor standing guard to prevent entrance. Tho jani tor, CharleB Coons, a member of ono of tho factions, became angry when the pastor asked him to unlock tho church doors, and told Rev. Mr. Leon ard that he had locked the doors by order of the church trustees, and that there would be no services In the church until a new pastor had been chosen. Tho doors remained closed during tho day. BODY CUT IN THREE PARTS. Young Girl Instantly Killed on a Rail way Bridge. Frankfort, Ky March 14. Miss Kate Barbour, aged 18 years, was In stantly killed on a railroad bridge near this cUy Sunday afternoon by a C. & O. freight. Miss Barbour and two girl companions started to walk across tho bridge which spans Benson creek at a Bharp curve. Her two companions made their escape but Miss Barbour was so frightened when the train rounded the curvo that sho stood trans fixed and tho wheels of tho engine passed over her, cutting her body Into three parts. Death of William Rhlnock. Covington, Ky., March 14. William Rhlnock, 53, died Sunday afternoon at St. Elizabeth hospital. He was a bro ther of former Mayor Joseph Rhlnock. For many years ho was a traveling man. His father died two weeks ago at the same institution at the age of 92 years. Barge Line Completed. Burkesvllle, Ky., March 14. Tho barge lino for taking oil from tho Cumberland county field up Cumber land river to the pipe lino at Fishing .creek, has been put In operation. Tho 'field, however, produces more oil than ,can ever be put on the market In this manner. Heads Are Doomed. Lexington, Ky., March 14. It Is promised that soraethlng-will be doing in a political way during the coming week by the present city administra tion, and that a number of heads are doomed to fall undor tho official ax, especially In the police and Are depart ments.' ' Stricken En Route Home. Frankfort, Ky., March 14. People arriving hero on the L. & N. train from Louisville Sunday night, say that Lieut Gov. W. P. Thorno camo very near dying on tho train, and for ten minutes or more ho was believed to bo head. Heart trouble was probably tho cause. A Mysterious Patient. Lexington," Ky., March 14. With handcuffs on his wrists and a leather strap around his arms, a well-dressed stranger, who is said to bo a promi nent business man of Frankfort, wa3 brought to this city and placed In tho private asylum of Dr. G. L. Sprague. Suddenly Lost His Eyesight. Newport, Ky., March 14. Joseph H. Ashbaugh, salesman In tho wholesale department of tho Alms & Doepke Co., dry goods merchants, of Cincinnati, was suddenly stricken blind while din ling at his homo, C05 Overton street, this city, Sunday afternoon. Woman's Hall of Fame-. St Louis, March 14. -It Is announc ed that St. Louis is to havo a woman's iall of famo. Tho project was given jho approval of tho board of lady man agers at a recent meeting. WILL INVESTIGATE Charges Against Members of the House of Representatives in the Bristow Report. COMMITTEE WAS BEEN APPOINTED Personal Explanation Will Occur Dur ing the Consideration of the Post Ofllco Appropriation Bill. Many Members Feel It a Necessity to Havo Congressional Record Con tain Explanations of Their Al leged Wrong Doings. Washington, March 14. The house will loso no tlmo in acting upon tho authorization of on inquiry into the circumstances of the Bristow report. Speaker Cannon appointed a select committee to conduct tho Investiga tion. Tho committee consists of Represen tatives McCall (Mas.), Burton (O.), Hitt (III.), Motcalf (Cal.), republicans, and McDermott (N. J.),Bartlette (Ga.) and Richardson (Ala.), democrats. Nono of these men was mentioned In the Bristow report and nono Is n member of tho committee on post of fices and post roads. So far as the republicans aro concerned, this Is not a political inquiry, but an Inquisition In behalf of the dignity and Integrity of tho houso of representatives. Tho Investigation Is not to go be yond tho subject of the relations of members of congress to the post ofllco department In the cases specially set forth In the Bristow report. All sessions at which witnesses aro examined will be open to the public and tho press. An extended period of personal ex planation undoubtedly will occur In tho house during the consideration of the post office appropriation bill which will bo called up Monday by Chair man Overstreet Monday rightfully belongs to tho District of Columbia, but there are few local matters on the calendar and Mr. Babcock will abdi cate In favor of the post office bill. The necessity which many members of tho houso feel to havo the Congres sional Record contain certain state ments in explanation of their alleged misconduct with the post office depart ment in regard to clerk hire, allow ances and rent of post ofllco 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 all out of the way the bill will be dis posed of and not before. The bill making appropriations for the support of tho military academy will follow the post office bill and as thero are no special orders for claims or pensions to Interfere It may be that both of these supply measures will bo disposed of this week. NOT A MORMON. Ex-Senator Joseph L. Rawlins Makes a Denial of the Charge. Salt Lako City, Utah, March 14.--Former United States Senator Joseph L. Rawlins Sunday sent the following dispatch to Chairman Burrows, of tho Smoot investigation committee rela tlvo to tho testimony of Judge Ogden Hlles, of this city, before the commit tee Saturday: "Hon. J. C. Burrows, U. S. Senator, Washington Judge Hlles' statement that I "am a member of tho Mormon church is unqualifiedly false. I do not believe in any of its doctrines, dogmas or revelations. Havo no affiliations with It. Such has been my attitude in public and in private for 30 years. Give this publicity in your proceed ,inge. J. L. Rawlins." Robb to Suceed Hoyt. Washington, March 14. Charles H. Robb, of Vermont, now assistant at torney general to succeed Henry M. Hoyt, appointed solicitor general of ihe department of justice. Mr. .Robb, of Vermont, was a factor .in the post 'office investigations leading up to tho arrest of Machen. .. .i-.... in.. In Memory of Gen. St. Clair. Washington, March 14. The senato passed a bill to appropriate $25,000 for the construction of a monument at Ft. Rocovory, O., commemorative of Gon. St. Clair and his army, which was massacred at that point by tho Indians more than a century ago. Advance 49 Post Offices. Washington, March 14. There will bo 49 fourth-class post offices advanc ed to the presidential class April ,1, They include: Indiana, TJrownstown, Mooresvillo and Odon; Kentucky, Cor- bin and Morehead; Ohio, Creston and iFlushlng. All (ho steel to bo used in the con struction of tho Havana docks Is being mado at Rottsvllle. Pa." ' TROOPS SENT HOME. Seven Companies of Militia Leave Springfield, O. Springfield, O., March 14. It has been decided by tho authorities here and at Columbus that the remaining seven companies of state militia, which were called here by recent race riots, may be safely dispensed with, and all the troops accordingly left hero Monday morning. All these com panies belong to the Second Infantry, O. N. G. Tho city was thronged all day Sun day with strangers who have carried away with thorn relics from the Jail, levee district, and the pole on which murderer Dixon was hanged. Tho pas tors of practically all the churches in tho city preached on tho lessons to bo drawn from the lynching and a mass meeting was held In tho Y. M. C. A. auditorium. 8ENATOR TILLMAN'S ILLNESS. His Condition Is Reported to Be Much Improved. Washington, March 14. Senator Tillman, who for a week has had seri ous trouble with his throat, was re ported to bo very much Improved Sun day night and tho confident expecta tion is expressed that ho will bo able to leave tho city for tho south during tho present week for a period of recu peration. Tho marked Improvement Is duo to tho relief experienced from the lancing of another abscess. Tho senator swallows readily now and Is ablo to converse without difficulty. Sunday morning tho senator suffered extreme pain, Its intensity being great er than any ho had experienced since the throat affection first manifested It self, but Sunday's operation ended the pain. CHAIRMEN'S ASSOCIATION. Locomotive Engineers Will Meet In Chicago Next Saturday. Chicago, March 14. Locomotive en gineers from all parts of the country, Canada and Mexico will meet in Chi cago next Saturday and form a gen eral chairman's association. The new association, like those of tho firemen, trainmen, conductors and other rail road brotherhoods, will be made up of the general chairmen of the adjust ment committees of tho various rail road systems organized by the Broth erhood of Locomotive Engineers, now numbering 100 railroad systems on the North American continent. This meet ing is the outcome of a preliminary conference in St Loui3 January 23. THE OT. LOUIS WORLD'S FAIR. Program For the Opening Ceremonies Will Be Announced Soon. St. Louis, March 14. The program for tho Inauguration ceremonies open ing the Louisiana purchase exposition, on Saturday, April 30, will probably be officially announced within the next day or two. The opening celebration will be exclusively an exposition af fair, as to tho participants, and will be confined to tho grounds. There will bo a parade, but the lino of march will be Insldo the grounds. After the pa rado tho ceremonies will bo held in tho plaza of St. Louis. The program, it is estimated, will havo been fulfilled by noon, at which time the exposition will be formally declared open. PORT ARTHUR. The City Terribly Damaged By the Shells of the Japanese. London, March 14. In a dispatch from Cho Foo, dated March 12, a cor respondent of tho Dally Mail describes an inspection of Port Arthur made on tho 11th inst. from a boat. The new city seemed to be on Are; three col umns of smoko-wero ascending from it. Tho broad hill fort appeared to , have suffered terribly, tho defenses j were shattered and the earthworks torn up. No guns wero visible. The lino of forts on the Tigers' Tail also appeared to havo suffered damage. At sunrise no sign of life could bo seen anywhere, and Port Arthur looked like a city of death. DELUGE OF WATER SUBSIDES. The Susquehanna River Flood Has Passed Into History. Wilkesbarre, Pa., March 14. Tho vast delugo of water for tho past week In tho Susquehanna ,river ;has passed into history and Sunday night tho stream in this section had fallen to less than 18 feet abovo low wator mark. Tho steam railroad companies and various street car lines expect' to' resume running on schedule tlmo somo tlmo Monday, though it will take weeks to repair their tracks and put them in good running order again. Mayklng, Ky. March 14. Clabo SturgiU and Felix Wayne, of Colum bus, O., wero killed in mlnb No.'lO at Hagan, In tho Southwest Virginia coal fields. Saturday. CAREERJFCRIiWE, Gustavo Marx Under Sentence oi Deatji in Chicago Makes a Startling Confession. TRAINROBBINGMYSTERYCLEARED Says Ho Was Ono of Three Who Held Up the C. & N. Express Train 9' at Tower W. In a Foot Note to His Confession the Car Bam Bandit Admits the Kill ing of Five Men During His Career. Chicago, March 14. Gustave Marx, ono of the three car barn bandits now under sentence of death, declared In a confession mado Sunday that he was one of three men who held up the Chi cago & Northwestern express train at Tower W, near Dekalb, four years ago. Tho crime, which has passed Into his tory as ono of tho most desporate ever commltteed In or about Chicago, has nover been fastened upon any ono of tho many suspects arrested, and tho Identity of tho bandits has remained a mystery to the pollco until now. Marx says both his confederates In tho crlmo aro dead and refuses to glvo their names. Ono of them, he declares, "Died with his boots on." Tho rail way authorities admitted a loss of $102,000 by tho robbery. Marx says tho robbers secured only $8,000, the rest of tho money having been de stroyed by tho explosion of dynamite used to crack the safe. In a sort of foot note to this start ling confession, Marx admits the kill ing of fivo men In his career of crime. "Besides John B. Johnson, killed at tho car barns, Detective Quinn, killed at tho time of my arrest, and Otto Bauder, whom Roeski Is generally sup posed to have killed, I have killed two other men," said Marx. "Eight years ago Neldermeler and I went to Janesvllle, Wis., to rob a train and hid our dynamite alongside the track. A trackwalker, or railway de tective, I have never learned which, came upon us and asked us what wo wore doing there. I shot him and we threw his body into tho Rock river. The other man whom I killed I had done criminal work with in Michigan. I met him at Camp Goldfleld, Col., when Neldermeler and I wero there last fall. He talked too much about mo and I killed him and left his body lying in the suburbs of the camp. These crimes can be verified by the police." YOUNG MAN UNDER ARREST. He Is Identified as a Counterfeiter Well Known to the Officials. Boston, March 14. A young man under arrest hero charged with swind ling postage stamp dealers and col lectors was identified Sunday by Se cret Service Agent Joseph Murphy, of St. Louis, as R. P. H. Wolle, a coun terfeiter well known to the secrot serv ice bureau. When arrested Wollo gave tho name of Albert Roth, but la ter admitted his identity. Wolle brought to this city a bogus collection of stamps, which, if genuine, would have a value of $10,000. His most notable crime was discov ered early in 1900. .when the got into trouble with the federal authorities by raising the denominations of bank notes. Convicted of the offense In St. Louis, ho was sentenced to the stato penitentiary at Jefferson City, Mo., for five years. While a prisoner Wolle managed to advertise for raro stamps and did a considerable business with collectors. To his advertisement he signed his convict number "3333" and received his mull in care of Box 47, the prison post office box. Ho conducted busi ness In this way for some time beforo his methods wero detected by the pris on iau thorltles. RECEIVED BY MINISTER SQUIER3. The Members of the American Insti tute of Mining Engineers. Havana, March 14. The members pf tho American Institute of mining pnglneers, who, with their wives and families aro touring th West Indies, pn board the Hamburg-American lino pteamer Prinzessin Victoria Louise, wero entertained at a reception Sun day at tho residenco of Unltod States Minister Squlers, at Mariano, a suburb of Havana. Assistant Secretary of Stato Loom is, who accompanied Adm. Dewey to Santo Domingo, on board tho U. S. S. Mayflower, ia staying" at tho Squlers homo. Ho la to leavo Monday for Washington on tho Mayflowor. St. Louis, March 14. Thirty" sailors picked from Italy's navy will nrrivo In St. Louis Monday to tako up their du ties as World's fair guards at Jhq World's fair. '