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Jj U JL Ju Jcj jl LIS VOLUME XXIII. MAYSVILLE, KYM WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 1904. NUMBER 115 BUMMER SPICER ARRESTED. MILITARY ACADEMY BILL. RUSSIAN TACTICS. i I, They Seek to Draw the Japs Only Sending Small Troops. Across the River. ARE BUSILY ENGAGED FORTIFYING Southern Manchuria is Striking:! Full of an Unusual and Active Life. It Is Reported That the Population Is Friendly to Russia and Full of Faith In the Rus Vy slan Arms. Paris, April 6. Tho St. Petersburg correspondent of tho Echo de Paris Bays that tho Russian general staff la conrinced that tho Russians will await a Japanese attack on the right hank jof the Yalu. They aro now busily en gaged fortifying the mouth of the rlv Jer. A remarkable bridgo has been constructed on tho prolongation of tho Kviju line connecting it with Pin Hu 'Jan. The correspondent says tho Rus jsians are seeking to draw on the Jap anese only sending small troops across the river. ' St Petersburg, April C. A pres3 correspondent at Port Arthur who re turned to the fortress Monday from an inspection trip through Southern iManchuria, te!6graphs that country is 'strikingly full of an unusual and ac tive life, that tho troops are vigorous and healthy and animated by a de sire for active operations and that tho entire native population, including that of the commercial world, is friend ly to Russia and full of faith in the Russian arms. Tho correspondent says: "Russian money, which was shaky at the beginning of tho war, is again firm. , "Tho Chinese volunteer militia form ed there present a good appearance, wearing a special uniform with eqau ilettes bearing tho Russian national Iflag. The natives provide provisions freely and aro selling horses brought !from the surrounding country. Tho tmandarins are an exception to this jgoneral rule, as they are cautious and are trying tocarry watpr on both jBhoulders. As their conduct is pas sive it does the Russians no harm. j ''The railroad hol4s out splendidly ,and works regularly, all the attaches of the road being Imbued with the high importance of their task. Sentries aro posted at the boundary and are doing 'duty in the neutral zone, dividing Chi na and Manchuria, The weather is warm and the rivers are open. In Port Arthur all Is quiet and the inhab itants have become accustomed to a state of war, though some of them are impatient that tho enemy has been for so long a time Invisible." GEN. GRANT'S GRANDSON. He Will Wed Mile. Germalne Ceclle Noufflard In Paris. Paris, April C. Tho civil ceremony of tho marriage of Capt. Algernon Sar torls, grandson of the late Gen. Grant, ,to Mile. Germain Ceclle Noufflard, a niece of Charles Hallo, the artist, di rector of the new gallery, London, will itako place April 25, and the religious ceremony April 27 in tho Church St. Honore D'Eylau. Tho witnesses for the bride will include Mr. Halle. Tho groom's witnesses will be the Marquis de Laigle and Maj. Bentley Mott, the nited States military attache. Among itho bridesmaids will be Miss LUUe, an American girl who recently made her pdebut at the grand opera. The brldo Is a granddaughter of Sir John Halle, iof England, whoso estate Joined tho Sartoris. estate. Agree to a Reduction of Rates. Chicago, April 6. Traffic officials of i tho western roads agreed to mako a reduction of 25 cents a ton on all coal originating in Colorado, Wyoming and 'other western points, and destined tot Kansas, Nebraska and Oklahoma and 'Indian territory. The rates will hei come effectivo April 15 and last until July 31. Small Anti-Jewish Riot. St. Petersburg, April C. Rumors have reached hero, which, however, aro unconfirmed, to the effect that a, small anti-Jewish disturbance has ta; ,ken place at Gomel, in which aboul) 100 Jews were attacked. There werd 'no fatalities. War Vessels Sail For St Louis. Pensacolo, Fla., April 0. Tho gun. (boat Nashville and torpedo destroyer Lawrence sailed from Pensacola Tues 'day afternoon for St. Louis to repre sent tho navy at tho World's fair. Tha vessels will reach Now Orleans Wedi nesday. Washington, April tf. Secretary) Taft left here Tuesday night for Gin-j clnnatl to attend tho marriage of his nophew, Hulburt Taft, in that city,' He ls Charged With the Killing of James Johnson. Jackson, Ky., April 6. Bummer Spi cer, confessed slayer of James John son, was arrested by Deputy Sheriffs Hiram Centers and Sam Deaton Tues day at the homo of. Sam Callahan, brother of Sheriff Ed Callahan. Spi cor made no attempt to escape and submitted to arrest quietly. Johnson was killed last Friday and Splcer had been in hiding since that time. John son was a nephew of J. B. Marcum, who was assassinated last May. Spl cer Is a member of one of the most prominent mountain families and Is distantly related to Congressman South Trimble. His people will mako a strong legal fight for him. Judge James Hargls will conduct the exam ining trial. CULTON'S BONDSMEN. A Motion Will Be Made in the Circuit Court to Discharge Them. Frankfort, Ky., April G. The ques tion of forfeiting tho bond of Will Cul ton, the fugitive Goehel oonspirator, was postponed in tho circuit court Tusday till Wednesday, when It is un derstood a motion will be made to discharge tho bondsmen on the ground that it was never the intention of the commonwealth to try Culton, but he was brought hero from court to court for over three years to testify as a witness in tho trials of the other Goe bel conspirators. The case against W. S. Taylor, Charles Finley, John Powers and others were continued be cause the defendants could not bo found. Increased the Assessments. Frankfort, Ky., April C Tho state board of equalization has accepted tho assessment of 13 counties In the first appellate district, but raised the as sessment in five counties as follows: Ballard, Hickman and Crittenden, 10 per cent, on farm lands and 5 per cent on town lots; Fulton, 3 per cent on farm lands; Trigg, 5 per cent on farm lands. Representative Day Is Worse. Lexington, Ky., April 6. It is feared that the wishes of Carl Day, the Breathitt county representative, who is dangerously ill at the hospital In this city, that ho might be permitted to die In his home county, will not bo gratified. He is gradually slnWng, and unable to recognize those at his bed side. Purchasing Tobacco. Carlisle, Ky., April 6. Mr. Towat ter, for the Continental Tobacco Co, was here and purchased for local buy ers a little over 2,000,000 pounds of tobacco, at prices ranging from 10c to lGVic per pound. This leaves only about 90,000 pounds in tho county not owned by the Continental Co. Prominent Kentucklan Dead.' Owensboro, Ky., April 6. Alex C. Tompkins, capitalist, died of paralysis at his homo here fTuesday. Col. Tomp kins was twice elected by the demo crats to the general assembly. He served in the confederate army. He was born G5. years ago. He leaves an estate valued at $200,000. War on Vreeland. Louisville, Ky., April G. An even ing paper says Gov. Beckham has opened war on John W. Vreeland, a Louisville member of tho democratic state central committee, and has sug gested that W. J. Semonln, county court clerk, be chosen in his place. Cooper Out of the Race. Mt. Sterling, Ky., April 0. Judge John E. Cooper declines to canvass further for the democratic nomination for congress, leaving F. A. Hopkins, the present incumbent, tho only can didate. Ho declines because his wife and daughter are sick. Tho First Claim Turned Down. Frankfort, ,Ky April 6. Tho first claim from Beckham county sent to tho state auditor's office was turned down and will be held up until the constitutionality of the ac creating the county has been passed on by tho court of appeals. Entire Family With Smallpox. Owingsvlllo, Ky., April 6. Tho en tire family of Peter Honakor, eight in number, one milo north of town, have doveloped cases of smallpox. One son Is convalescing. The other cases de veloped Monday. Quarantine law will bo established. An Old Grudge Caused Murder. Hopklnsvlllo, Ky., April 6. Louis Wilbert aged 18, shot and killed Gus Mcintosh at Mannlngton Tuesday. An' old grudge Is said to havo caused tho' murder. Mcintosh was armed but did not draw his revolver. Wilbert es caped, I- I ! ' Wllf Ask For a Parole. Loxlngton, Ky., April G. All efforts, bo far to induco Gov. Beckham to par ilon George Miller, the convicted gam bler, havo proved, unavailing A RIOT IN CHICAGO. Union Strikers Attacked Non Union Men on Their Way to Work. ONE KILLED, SEVERAL WOUNDED, In the Evening: tho Rioting: "Waj Renewed the Mob Numbering: Fully 1,000 Men. They Pelted the Strike Breakers With Stones, Sticks and Bottles Be fore Being Driven Off By y ' the Police. Chicago, April 6. Although It waj announced Monday night that tha strike at the American Can Co.'s plan! In this city had been settled, tbo riot ing around the place was fiercer Tues day than ever, and one man, John Islchols, lost his life. The fighting began early In the morn ing when 300 Greeks who have been employed during tho strike, attempted to come to the factory. They were met at the gates by union pickets, who attacked them with stones and clubs. A large detachment tried to main tain order but only with moderate suc cess. A shot, fired from the crowd, aroused the Greeks to fury. The Greeks, who had entered tho factory, came pouring out armed with knives and revolvers, and attempted to attach the union men and their sympathizers, who were assaulting their countrymen at the gateway. Tho police, after a desperate struggle, managed to keep the two bodies of men apart and drove the Greeks Into the factory and dis persed tho crowd on the outside. In this fight a number of men were bat tered up, tho most seriously hurt being William Rohrbach, who was struck on the head by a stone, and Antonio Soukasbos, whose wrist was slashed by a knife. At night when the 300 Greeks left the place they were attacked by a mob fully 1,000 strong that pelted them with stones,, sticks and bottles. Tho police, however, escorted them. to tho train without anybody having been seriously injured, although quite a number of men on both sides were bruised.. After the Greeks had reached their train it Is said somebody on the cars fired a shot, tho bullet killing Nichols instantly. The police have made arrangements to have a larger number of men on the ground Wednesday and expect to avoid the trouble of Tuesday. ECHO OF THE RIOT. Damage Suits For Sums Aggregating $95,000 Filed at Clinton, Tenn. Knoxville, Tenn., April G. Damage suits for sums aggregating $95,000 were filed at Clinton, Tenn., Tuesday by the widows of the men killed in the riot at Coal Creek, Tenn., on Sunday, February 7, and also by two men shot at tho same time. The suits are brought against tho Coal Creek Coal Co., President E. C. Camp, personally, and Jud Reeder, guard and detective, who, It Is charged, began the shooting. Widows of James Black, Jacob Sharp and W. W. Taylor sue for $25,000 each and A. R. Watts, a merchant, who was shot, asks $10,000 damages, and More Cox sues for the same sum. The suits are a sequel to tho bloodshed when the guard of. tho Coal Creek Coal Co. fired on union minors. THE IOWA MINERS. They Have Called For a Second Com ference With the Operators. Des Moines, la., April G. John P. White, president of tho Mine Workers, and Charles H. Morris, president o! tho Iowa Operators' association, havo called a second conference for next Monday. Tho conference was asked for by tho miners and it Id taken to moan that tho strikers will glvo in and the strike will be settled Monday. When President White, of the Minq Workers, asked. Prosident Morris, of the operators, for a conference, tho latter replied that there was no use of a conference unless the miners would como to tho terms of tho operators. The fact that tho mlno workers agreed, to a conference under these terms in dlcates a victory for tho operators. Plot to Dynamite Japanese Quarters, Everett, Wash., April 6. A plot to dynamite the quarters of the Japanese employed by tho Mukileto mill was dls covered and frustrated. For some tlmo past tho feeling against tho Japanese" has been very bitter, organized labor opposing thorn very strongly. Lexington, Ky., April G. Tho ninth Annual banquet of the Socioty of tho Rons of tho Revolution In tho state of Kentucky was held hero Tuesday right. Foty-six guests woro present It Was Passed In the House of Repre sentatives Without Amendment. Washington, April 6. Senate The sonate Tuesday listened to a two hour speech by Mr. Morgan on the Panama eanal question and then again took up the post office appropriation bill, but adjourned without completing Its con sideration. Some important amend ments, aside from those suggested by tho committee, were agreed, to among them ono increasing from 2 to 4 ounces the size of franked letters and another adding 25 members to tho force of ru ral free delivery agents. Mr. Morgan's speech was in special advocacy of bis resolution requesting information from the attorney general concerning con cessions to the original Panama Canal Co. and was in the main an arraign ment of the new Panama company. HouseThe proceedings In the house were enlivened by speeches by Mr. De Armond and Mr. Grosvenor, the for mer attacking the republicans for fail ure to order an investigation into the post office charges and to revise the tariff and the latter 'vigorously defend ing the republican party and lauding President Roosevelt for the part ho played in tho postal investigation, tho passage of the Cuba reciprocity law and the treaty with Panama for the construction of an isthmian canal. Earlier in the day Mr. Prince (111.), in a vigorous speech, predicted friction between the general staff of tho army and the secretary of war. Tho mili tary academy bill was passed without amendment HISTORIC OAK SAPLING. It Will Be Planted In the White House Grounds Next Thursday. Washington, April G. An historic oak sapling will be planted In the white house grounds next Thursday. Secretary Hitchcock will supply the tree and In connection with It Tuesday told the president a pretty story. Many years ago Charles Sumner sent to the czar of Russia some acorns from 'a stately oak which overhangs tho tomb of Washington at Mount Vornon. The czar caused the acorns to be plant ed In the grounds of the Peterhof pal ace In St. Petersburg. One of the acorns grow Into a magnificent oak which yet stands in the palace grounds. While in St Petersburg in 1898 as the United States ambassador to Rus sia Mr. Hitchcock collected a handful of acorns from the historic offering of the Mount Vernon oak, sent them to this country and has them planted In the grounds at his Missouri home. Some of them developed Into fine sap lings and It Is one of them that Is to be planted In tho white house grounds on Thursday. The planting, which is to bo done at the Instance ofPresident Roosevelt, will be without ceremony. THE SMOOT CASE. Several Witnesses From Utah Have Been Summoned to Appear. Washington, April G. The following witnesses havo been summoned to ap pear before the committee on privi leges and elections In the Smoot case, April 20: Angus M. Cannon, Salt Lake; Geo. Teasdale, Nepl; J. W. Taylor, Salt Lake; John Henry Smith, Salt Lake; J. M. Trainor, Salt Lake; L. E. Alott, Farmlngton; B. H. Roberts, Salt Lake; Moses Thatcher, Logan; Hober J. Grant Salt Lake, Mathias F. Cowle, Salt Lake; Lillian Hamlin, Salt Lake. PERMANENT COMMISSION. It Is to Investigate the Several Execu tive Departments of Government. Washington, April 6. Senator Sim mons Tuesday Introduced a bill to cre ate a permanent commission to inves tigate the several executive depart ments of tho government It provides for a commission of fivo persons, not more than three to bo members of the same political party, shall serve four years each from tho date of their ap pointments. Tho commission is to re port to each regular session of con gress. Not a Candidate For Vice President. Kansas City, April G. Joseph W. Folk, circuit attorney of St Louis and candidate for the democratic nomina tion for governor of Missouri, when shown a dispatch suggesting him for the democratic nomination for vico, president, Tuesday night said he would not entertain the idea for a moment The Fine Arts Jury. St. Louis, April 6. Tho final ses sion of the national Jury of selection of fine arts for tho World's fair was, opened here Tuesday. Tho Jury will pass on nearly 1,100 offerings, consist ing of 780 oil paintings and 300 other works In architecture, sculpture and npplled arts. Louisville, Ky., April 6. Tho Ken tucky Wholesalo Liquor Dealers' as sociation was organized Tuesday to (ight tho bill 'taxing rectified1 whisky, passed by tho last legislature. BOAT OVERTURNED Five Members of a Pleasure Par ty Drowned Near Anclote Lighthouse in Florida. BELONGEDTO METHODIST COLLEGE Bodies of Three of the Victims Were Washed Ashore and Recovered by Their Friends. Three Children, While Skating, Were Drowned In a Large Pond Near Their Home, Southwest of Tustln, Mich. Tampa, Fla., April 6. Five persons, all members of a pleasure party from the Florida Methodist college at Suth erland, were drowned near Anclote LIghthouso Wednesday night The dead are: Mrs. Walker, wife of tho president of the college; Miss O'Con nor, of Atlanta; Miss Slaughter, of Sutherland; Miss McCray, of Suther land; Mr. Bouland, of Sutherland. President Walker and Miss Newton reached tho beach alive. The bodies of Mrs. Walker and Miss O'Conner have not? yet been recovered. Tho bodies of tho other three who lost their lives were washed ashore and recov ered. President Walker had taken the party out for a cruise to the lighthouse but met with rough water and the boat was overturned In tho gulf. The Florida Methodist college is lo cated at Sutherland, on tho west coast of the gulf about 30 miles from Tampa. Tustln, Mich., April G. The three children of Mr. and Mrs. Robert 'Holmes, Laura, aged 13; Hazel, aged 11, and Wendell, aged 9 years, resid ing three miles southwest of Tustln, were drowned in a large pond less than 40 rods back of their home Tuesday. The pond was covered with a thin .coat of Ice on which the children ven tured. They sank together In 13 feet of water. When the bodies were re covered two hours later tho children's hands were still tightly clasped. SUICIDE EPIDEMIC. Six Persons Took Their Lives In Greater New York Tuesday. New York, April G. An unusual number of suicides, at least half of them due to despondency because of inability to secure employment, were reported to the police of Greater New York Tuesday. Three of the six vic tims chose carbolic acid as a means of ending their troubles, one chose death by shooting, nnot'aer by hanging and the sixth accomplished his purposo by turning on the gas. The most youthful suicide was Eva Pocker, a 17-year-old Brooklyn girl, who drank car bolic acid, and tho oldest. Jacob Rel ham, G5, of Manhattan, who had been ill with rheumatism. His body was found hanging In his lodgings Tues day. The body of another suicide,. a woman, who had ended her life at least two weeks ago by Inhaling chloroform, was found In a house on East 35th street A note found with the body said the woman was so deeply in debt that she saw no hope. TO BE GIVEN A FAIR TRIAL. Gov. Vardaman Will Protect the Negro From Mob Violence. Jackson, Miss , April G. "I will spend every dollar at my command but what I will give that Negro a fair trial." This from Gov Vardaman Tuesday afternoon in regard to tho Negro Baldwin, who was carried to Sumner, Tallahatchee county, under military escort to prevent lynching Tuesday. It Is not believed the Negro will be mobbed. Tho governor stated lato Tuesday afternoon that all was quiet at Sumner. WINDOW GLASS PLANTS CLOSE. They Are Among the BeGt Equipped Factories In the Country. Pittsburg, Pa., April 6. Officers of the Window Glass Workers' associa tion were surprised Tuesday upon re ceiving Information that tho two largo plants of tho American Window Glass Co. at Newcastle had been closed. Thoy aro tho Shenango and Lawrenco factories and are among tho best equipped plants in tho country. No cause was assigned by tho company 'for the sudden action rfnd nono of tho officers of tho company In Pittsburg will mako any statement concerning the shut-down. " . Their Resignations Accepted. Washington, April G. Tho president has' accepted tho resignations of First Lieut Ashton H. Potter, 12th cavalry, 'and First Lieut. William M. True, 28th Infantry. Lieut. Potter Is a nephew of! Bishop Potter, of New York. '