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XETIN. VOLUME XXIII. MAYSVILLE, KYM WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 1904. NUMBER 103 THE JAPS RETIRED. They Bombarded Port Arthur and the Forts on the Mprn ing of March 21. RUSSIANS RETURNED THE FIRE. The Attacking Fleet Consisted of Six. Battleships, Twelve Cruisers and Several Torpedo Boats. After Firing 100 12-lnch Shello at Port Arthur and 108 8hels at the En vironments of the Town tho Japanese Retired. St Petersburg,' March 23. Tho em peror has received the following tele gram from Viceroy Aloxleff: "Lieut. Gen. Stoessel reports that at midnight of March 21 Japanese tor pedo boats were discovered by our searchllgbtB. Our guard ships, and fort batteries opened fire Upon them, tne firing lasting for 20 minutes. At 4 o'clock in tho morning tho attack was renewed. "At 0:30 o'clock in tho morning four of tho enemy's ships appeared from tho south, followed by tho -whole squadron of 11 ships and eight tor pedo boats. Our squadron left tho roadstead to meet tho enemy. "At 9 o'clock tho enemy's battle ships opened flro on Laiotishln, after which they took up a position behind tho rock eminence of Liaotishin and bombarded Port Arthur." "Viceroy Alexleff adds that ho is waiting for details. A later dispatch from the viceroy to tho emperor says: "According to a supplementary re port from Lieut. Gen. Stoessel, tho en emy's fleet consisted of six battleships and 12 cruisers. About 9 o'clock In tho morning tho fleet divided tho bat tleships and torpedo "boats, taking up a position between Liaotishin and Go lubinaia bay (Pigeon bay) while cruis ers formed up In two divisions to tho south and southeast of Port Arthur. "At 9:20 tho battleship Rctvlzan opened fire over the crest of Liaoti shin against the enemy's battleships, which replied by firing on the town. Meanwhile our fleet formed up In lino In tho outer roadstead. "About 11 o'clock in the morning the cannonade slackened and Japan ese fleet, reuniting, drew off slowly to tho southeast and, at 12:30, had dis appeared. "During tho bombardment five sol diers were killed and nine were wound ed. Ono soldier on the shore was bruised." Another telegram from Viceroy Alexieff to the emperor gives Vico Adm. Makaroff's report as follows: "At midnight of March 21 two of the enemy's torpedo boats approached the outer roadstead but were discovered by tho searchlights of tho batteries and fired upon by tho forts and by the gunboats Bohr and Otvazuy. They wero obliged to retire. "A second attack was made at 1 o'clock in the morning by three tor pedo boats, which also wero repulsed. At daybreak three detachments of the enemy's fleet, consisting of six bat tleships, six armored cruisers, six sec ond and third class cruisers and eigh't torpedo boats approached from all sides. At 7 o'clock our squadron com menced to leave tho inner harbor, the cruisers leading with the Askold fly ing my flag at their head, and the bat tleships following. 'The enemy's battleships approach ed Liaotishin and fired 100 shells from their 12-Inch guns at Port Arthur and 108 shells at the environs of tho town. "Our shells, fired at a range of 80 cables, were well placed. About 10 o'clock a Japanese battleship was struck by a shell and retired. "Wo lost no man during the bom bardment, which ceased at 11 o'clock, when the enemy's ships reassembled and after passing along tho outer roadstead drew off without attacking our fleet." London, March 23. A correspond ent of the Times at Toklo under Tues day's date cables that it is rumored that the Japanese have succeeded in blockading tho entrance to Port Ar thur. MILITARY CAMP GROUNDS. Bill Introduced Making Appropriations , For Their Establishment. Washington, March 23. Senator Proctor Introduced a bill Tuesday making appropriations for the estab lishment of four military camp grounds aa follows: Near Port Sam Houston, Tex., $125,000; Camp Doug lass, Wis., $400,000; Conewago Valley, Pa., $900,000, and San Luis Obispo county, Cal., $500,000. Tho bill ap propriates also $100,000 for tho pur phaso of 10,000 acres of land for tho enlargement of tho Chattanooga and Chlckamauga national park. It has re ceived favorable action by tho houso committee on military njfairs. FOUGHT ON THE TRACK. Both Belligerents Were Killed By a Freight Engine. Covington, Ky., March 23. Engaged In a fist fight, standing on the track1 leading from tho Chesapeake & Ohio' railroad bridge into the yards at Park itreet, two men Tuesday night gavo up their lives and wero crushed by a locomotive before either would give the other an inch of vantage ground. William Rogers, foreman of a switch ing crow in the C. & O. yards, and Geo. Dawn, a helper, wero the men engaged In the remarkable battle. Both lived In Covington, Dawn at 17th and Grant streets, and Rogers at 1702 Banklick street." Tho men wero killed Just at the end of the incline leading from tho brigo Into tho yard. It is surmised that both men saw tho approaching train, realized their danger and faced a terrlbio death un der the engine rather than give way to each other. A NEW PRODUCT. Cow Corn Will Be Exhibited at the World's Fair. Wllliamstown, Ky., March 23. Among the agricultural products of Grant county that will bo on display at tho World's fair In tho Kentucky exhibit is what Is known as cow corn. It is quite a curiosity and many farm ers In this section raiso it. The ears grow to the length of eight or ten Inches, and each grain of corn on tho cob is incased In a tiny shuck of per fect formation. Tho claim for Its su periority over ordinary corn Is based on the fact that It serves a double pur pose, the shuck3 proving nutritious for cattle. THE SPRING SALE. Forty-Nine Horses Were Disposed of the Opening Day. Lexington, Ky., March 23. Forty nine horses were sold on the opening day of the Trantor-Kenney spring sale at an average of $200. Neva Sim mons brought the top price at $2,100. Add Day Black Bell, blk c, 3, by Adbell out of Ida France, to Powell Bros., Shadeland, Pa., $500. Larabyo Girl b. m., 5, by Larablo the Great out of Quody Girl, to M. J. White, Hartford, N. C, $320. Col. Patrick, b. stallion, 5, by the Conqueror out of Godelia, to M. J. White, $985. Noted Preacher Is Dead. Owensboro, Ky., March 23. Dr. J. S. Coleman, ono of tne most noted Baptist preachers of the south, died Tuesday at his home in Ohio county, aged 87 years. During his 50 years in the ministry he baptized 5,013 peo ple, married 1,002 couples, dedicated 03 churches, assisted In ordaining 67 ministers and witnessed 32,000 con versions. Smallpox Appears. Petersburg, Ky., March 23. Much uneasiness is experienced at Burling ton on account of tho appearance of smallpox. Robert Wilson, a lineman for the Boone County Telephone Co., and his wife are ill with the disease, and a good portion of tho population of the town has been exposed. Used the Veto Power. Frankfort, Ky., ' March 23. Gov. 'Beckham exercised tho veto power unsparingly Tuesday, and four bills were put out of business and a fifth had Its most important sections ve toed. He also approved 25 bills, among tho number being the Mclner ney bill. Lightning Hit the Barn. Benton, Ky., March 23. Tho tobac co barn of Levi Brian was struck by lightning early Tuesday morning, and the owner is dying from tho shock. Joe Maddox, a neighbor, was also in the barn, and Is In a serious condi tion, but may recover. State Banks to Organize. Frankfort, Ky., March 23. A meet ing of tho representatives of a num ber of state banks will bo held here next Friday to organize for tho pur pose of fighting tho suits filed by Au ditor's Agent Lucas, to tax the depos its of all such banks. Houses Demolished By the Storm. Franklin, Ky., March 23. The most destructive storm in years swept this section of tho country Tuesday after noon. It raged -with great fury for over an hour, demolishing barns and fences, and in some instances houses. Details are meager. Bought By the Stockholders. Dawson Springs, Ky., March 23. The New Century hotel was sold hire at assignee's sale for $23,750. Drs. Hayden and Thrlekeld, the principal stockholders, bought it. Tho amount of indebtedness Is said to bo $35,000. Duluth, Minn., March 23. Billy Ed wards, who took such a prominent part In tho 'Minneapolis municipal scandal, was Tuesday sentenced to an indetor minto term In the state reformatory. D0CT0RJ1FUWS. The Degree Conferred Upon tho Gorman Ambassador by the University of Chicago. A MESSAGE FROM THE EMPEROR. Congratulatory Letter From Presi dent Roosevelt Was Read During: tho Interesting Ceremonies. Degrees Also Conferred on Profs. Del bruck, Hermann, Kohler, Meyar and Charlemagne Tower, Am bassador to Germany. Chicago, March 23. The feature of the 50th convocation of tho University of Chicago were a letter from Presi dent Roosevelt, a message from Em peror William of Germany and tho conferring of tho degree of doctor of laws upon tho Gorman ambassador to tho United States, Baron Speck von Sternburg, and upon fivo professors of German universities Invited to visit the university by President Harper. The ceremonies took place in Leon Mandel hall on tho university campus In tho presence of an Immense audi ence. On the platform, in addition to the German ambassador and tho pro fessors from Germany, were a largo number of professors from other uni versities throughout the United States. After the conferring of tho usual col legiate degrees upon tho graduates from the' different schools an address was delivered on behalf of the univer sity by Prof. John Merle Coulter, which was followed by an address on behalf of the German guests by Prof. Eduard Meyar. Dean Hudson read the following greeting from President Roosevelt: "Washington, March 18, 1904. My Dear Mr. Harper: All Americans should welcome tho cbanco to join In an advent which happily honors the achievements of German scholarship. To tho great scholars known through out the world for their learning, who have come to your university on this occasion, I offer a cordial greeting. Our debt as a nation to Germany is weighty and of long standing. Tho existence among us of free self-government has drawn to our shores ad venturous and liberty-loving men from many lands; so that In a truo sense we have become a world nation, with ties of friendship which must bind us in peace to all the great peoples of mankind. Germany's share in the up building of our composite nationality has been marked. German blood was freely shed for our liberty In the rev olutionary war. In our second great period of national trial, our citizens of German birth and origin were a unit in support of the cause of union and freedom. To our citizenship tho Ger man olement contributes a peculiar degrees of business, thrift'and indus try, and of the power of Joyous living. Finally, German ideals and German science have given tho inspiration in our universities for the existing de velopments of research and investiga tion. To the mother of modern sci ence and learning wo now offer an af fectionate greeting. "It is especially gratifying to me to have a share in this demonstration of the strong friendship which binds to gether the scholars and the men of high Ideals In Germany and tho United States. Thegaln to tho higher life of both countries from such friendship can not easily bo exaggerated; and I am glad to be able, on such an occa sion, to wish you well with all my heart. Sincerely yours, Theodore Roosevelt." Tho honorary degrees of doctor of laws was also conferred upon the Ger man professors, Barthold, Delbruck, Paul Ehrllch, Wilhelm Hermann, Jo seph Kohler and Eduard Meyar, and Charlemagne Tower, ambassador to Germany. SPANISH ORDNANCE. Those in the Porto Rican Forts to Be Turned Over to Spain. Washington, March 23. At the sug gestion of Secretary Hay the war de partment has sent instructions to its officers in Porto Rico to turn over to such officers as may be designated by the Spanish government tho ordnance in tho fortifications which remained after the Spanish ovacuatlon. Tho value in money of tho ordnance is not great, tho wholo stock being apprais ed by Gen. Crozior, tho chief of ord nance, at about 200,000 pesetas. Tho agents of tho Spanish government ap pointed to tako charge of tho property already havo sailed from Spain for Porto Rico. It Is not known, hero whether they propose to pack tip tho guns and ship them to Spain or wheth er they will offer them for salo to tho highest bidder In Porto Rico. Boston-Is pleased to noto that the period of Intense frlgeration has passed. In other words, Jhe beans have thawed. DOINGS IN CONGRESS. Appropriation Measures Considered in Both Branches. Washington, March 23. Senate The senate spent tho greater part of the day on the Indian appropriation bill. Mr. Lodgo took exception to the provision exempting candidates for the position of Indian agency farmer from civil service examination and on his suggestion the amendment was passed over without action. Other features arousing discussion wero those relat ing to the designation of Indian school superintendents as Indian agents and authorizing the payment of claims made by Indian tribes on account of, the difference between tho value of payments made them in greenbacks and coin payments as required byj treaties. Later In tho day Senator-, elect Dick, of Ohio, appeared in the' senate chamber, tho first tlmo since his election. He went direct to Sena-' tor Foraker's seat and was cordially greeted. House Outside of a few routine matters, the houso of representatives dovoted the entire day to further dis cussion of tho post ofllco appropria tion bill, but disposed of only ono page of tho bill. Mr. Butler (Pa.), endeav ored unsuccessfully to have passed an amendment designed to transfer baok to tho office of tho first assistant post master general jurisdiction of tho free delivery and rural delivery services. An amendment by Mr. Tawney (Minn.), which was agreed to, prohib its tho postmaster general from order Jng out of post offices tolephono com panies other than the Bell Co. An amendment by Mr. C. B. Landls (Ind.) prohibiting tho further rental of can celling machines, was adopted after a spirited debate. ARKANSAS TORNADO. Great Damage to Property and at Least One Life Was Lost. Little Rock, Ark., March 22. A tor nado did great damage to property and caused at least ono death In Cen tral Arkansas. At Fourcho Dam, four miles from Little Rock, a Negro school house was blown down and one of tho pupils, Nellie Bogan, was killed. Several oth er pupils wero injured. At tho confederates soldiers home, fivo miles from Little Rock, the chim neys wero blown down, tho slate roof torn up and the interior deluged with rain. None of tho old soldiers was hurt. Frame houses, fences and trees were leveled in many directions and the property damage is extensive. In the section 20 miles north of Little Rock great destruction of property is reported, but wires are down and It can not be learned whether there was any loss of life. Tho storm did much damage to property in this city. COLORADO MILITIA. EnMre Force Ordered to Prepare For Service at Three Hours' Notice. Denver, Col., March 23. Orders were Issued by Gov. Pcabody for the entiro national guard of tho state, numbering approximately 2,000, to be prepared for service at three hours' notice. No information was given out as to what service will be required of the troops, but It is unofficially an nounced that 300 men under command of Maj. Hill will be sent to the south ern coal fields to protect Negroes who havo been hired to take the places of tho striking miners. It Is also report ed that the governor has determined to send troops to Snn Juan county to prevent tho exiled Telluride union miners from mobilizing and marching back to tho place in a body. THE COLLAPSED HOTEL. Three Men Held to Be Guilty of Crimi nal Negligence. New York, March 23. The corone. 's jury which has been investigating the collapse of tho Darlington hotel by which 21 persons lost their lives, Tues day night returned a verdict in which Eugeno F. Allison, one of tho owners of tho building, and tho contracting firm of Polo & Schwandtner are held to have been guilty of criminal negli gence. Warrants for tho arrest of the three men havo been issued. Governor Signed the Bill. Annapolis, Md., March 23. Gov. tVarfleld signed tho bill passed by tho legislature appropriating $250,000 for tho relief of destitution In Baltlmoro, though $40,000 of this amount will bo used in paying tho militiamen for their services. Second Bunch of Indictments. Milwaukee, Wis., March 23. A sec ond bunch of indictments wero return ed lato Tuesday aftornoon by the new grand Jury which has been investigat ing alleged Irregularities In city and county governments for nearly two months. I)S Angeles, Cal., March 23. Gen. Emilio Agulnaldo, former chief of tho Filipino Insurrection party, will visit tho United States next July. ELEGTRIGSTORMS. Serious Damage Throughout In diana and Kentucky From Heavy Bain and Hail. THERE WAS SOME LOSS OF LIFE. A Dozen or Moro Tobacco Barns and Drying Houses and Contents Wero Destroyed in Kentucky. Two Houses at Lafayette, Ind., Were Struck By Lightning and Almost Completely Demolished and Inmates Injured. Indianapolis, Ind., March 23. Tele grams from Indiana towns tell of se rious damage resulting from the elec tric storms and heavy rains. At La layette two houses wero struck by lightning and almost completely de molished. Mrs. Anna Mack and her two sons, and John and Georgo Calno wero badly injured by flying timbers and flames. At Madison, a rain storm destroyed" bridges, carried away fences and small stores and thousands o bushels of grain. Several people nar" rowly escaped drowning. The town of Friendship, In Ripley county, Is cov ered with water. A part of Bedford Is inundated and traffic on tho Monon Is delayed several hours. Louisville, Ky., March 23. A vio lent rain and hail storm swept West ern Kentucky and Southern Indiana Tuesday. Tho property loss will bo very heavy. In and around Hopkins vllle, Ky., tho damago amounted to many thousands of dollars. A dozen or more tobacco barns and drying houses wero demolished and the con tents ruined. Ono church was unroof ed, a Negro school house wrecked and scores of dwellings damaged. Ono Negro woman was killed and ono white man Injured. At Benton, Kj., one man will die from the effects of a lightning bolt and another was injur ed. At Brownstown, Ind., the Balti more & Ohio railroad track was wash ed out The Monon tracks near Bed ford, Ind., -were damaged but the train schedule was not seriously, interfered with. At Paris, Ky., the 'hall killed many lambs and young hogs. Tele phone and telegraph wires in all direc tions from Louisville suffered. Evansville, Ind., March 23. A heavy rain storm accompanied by terrific lightning passed over this city Tues day and did considerable damage. The rain extended to points within a radius of 50 miles of Evansville. The river has been falling rapidly here for sev eral days, but it Is expected the rain of Tuesday will bring another rise. BY FIRE AND FLOOD. Property in Belolt, Wis., Damaged to the Amount of $250,0C0. Belolt, Wis, March 23. Belolt was fire and flood swept Tuesday and a large trnct of country is still undtjr water, but the worst is over. The to tal damage Is over $250,000. Clanging firo be. Is and shrieking whistles awakened tho people. to tho day of tho greatest terror over known in tho city. Shoitly after 3 o'clock treacherous Turtle creek began to rise rapidly and it was only a half hour until the water Hooded tho valley. Fifteen minute3 later the water rose over tho St. Paul railroad tracks and swept down St Paul avenue and Broid street and the residents called from their slumbers found their houses sur rounded by a seething torrent. South Belolt was entirely submerg ed and the water continued to rise un til 10 o'clock, when the flood reached tho depth of three feet at Broad and Stato streets, nnd extended almost to the corner of Grand avenue. The heavy thunder storms that raged far Into the night brought a heavy rainfall and ns tho creek was already high, the flood was expected by old residents. With South Belolt cut off by flood a most dramatic Incident occurred In the breaking out of a firo in that dis trict which destroyed tho gas engine plant of John Thompson & Sons, en tailing a loss of $150,000, with $40,000 insurance. N. M. Wood, a watchman, was burned to death and James Ward and Bentley Dadman wero seriously burned. Tho cause of tho flro was an explosion of gasoline. Fivo hundred persons wero driven from their homes, many of them having been taken from their windows in boats. Suicided By Shooting. Norfolk, Va., March 23. D. Paul Hughes, secretary of tho Duquesno Mining Co., and prominent in finan cial matters, shot himself through tho head on tho shore o'f Mahono Laka aft er writing a noto in which ho be queathed his body to a medical school. Mayklng, Ky., March 23.-JJames Robinson, a real estato dealer, who formerly lived In Cincinnati, fell from a ladder Tuesday and was Instantly killed. His neck was broken. .