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VOLUME XXIII. MAYSVILLE, KYM THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 1904. NUMBER 134. h. U THE CANAL STRIP. The Conferees on the Bill For Its Government Heached an Agreement THE BOUNDARIES OF THE ZONE, It Begins at tho Carribean Sea aud Extends Across Panama to the Pacific Ocean. It !Al80 Extends a Distance of Fivo Miles on Each Side of the Cen ' ter Line of the Ca nal Route. , "Washington, April 28. The confer ece on the bill for the government of the Panama canal zone reached an agreement late Wednesday night. This agreement Incorporates the provisions of the house bill with slight verbal amendments making the president's authority more specific and the first section of tho senate hill which pro vides for taking possession of the ca oal strip and the payment of $10,000, 000 therefor to the government of Pan ama. The report will be presented to each house Thursday and when adopt ed will remove every obstacle to tho adjournment of congress. The first section of tho senate bill which Is adopted authorizes the presi dent, upon acquisition of the canal property and tho payment of $10,000, 000 to the republic of Panama, to take possession of and occupy on behalf of the United States a zone of land ex tending to tho distance of fivo miles on each side of the center line of the canal route. The section provides for the reapproprlatlon of tho amount heretofore authorized to be paid to Co lombia for the canal concession and was-regarded as necessary to authorize payment to Panama. The section de scribes tho canal zone as beginning ii the Caribbean sea three marine miles from mean low water mark and extend ing to and across the Isthmus of Pana ma Into the Pacific ocean to the dis tance of three marine miles from mean low water mark and including all is lands within said zone and in addition the group of islands in the bay of Pan ama named Pellso, Maos, Culebra and Flamenco, and from time to time any lands and waters outside of said zone which may be necessary and conveni ent for the construction, maintenance, operation, sanitation and protection of the canal or of any auxiliary canals a provided by tho treaty between the United States and the republic of Pan ama. The section concludes as follows: "The payment? of the $10,000,000 pro vided by article 14 of said treaty shall bo made in lieu of the definite appro priation made in the third section of the act of June 28, 1902, and is hereby appropriated for such purposes." Tho house provision re-enacts until the expiration of the 58th congress the resolution adopted in 1803 for the gov ernment of tho Louisiana purchase, making it applicable to the canal zone. The provision gives the president com plete jurisdiction over the canal zone. TARGET PRACTICE. Good Record. Made By Gunners on the Battleship Texas. . Washington, April 28. Reports re ceived here relative to the target prac tice of tho battleship Texas show that tho average made by the 24 six-pound gun pointers was equal to the best In dividual score made by a six-pound gun pointer on the Texas last year. The average number of shots per minuto for tho six-pounders is given at 8.83 with an average of 4.04 hits per min uto. It is stated that a single six pound gun pointer made 15.0 shots per gun per minuto with 11.0 hits per gun per minute, tho best Individual score for the six-pound battery. The per centage of hits out of shots with the 12-inch gun Is given at 81.8, while thei average number of shots per gun per minuto is stated at 0.97. Col. Mills' Nomination Not Called Up. Washington, April 28. Tho nomina tion of Col. Albert Mills, superintend ent of tho military academy at West Point, to be brigadier general was not called up in tho executlvo session of the senate, and it is understood that It will not be acted on at this session. The Lawrence Arrives at Cairo. Cairo, 111., April 28. Tho govern ment torpedo boat destroyer Lawrence is anchored opposite Cairo wharfboat. Sho arrived from Paducah Wednesday night, having mado tho run in two hours. Sho will depart Thursday morn ing for St. Louis. Scottsville, Ky., April 28. George O'Neal was given a life sentenco In the circuit court hero for tho killing of Martin Brown, near Alexandria, In Feb ruary last ENGINE EXPLODED. Three Men Fatally and Three Serious ly Hurt and Buildings Wrecked. Pittsburg, Pa., April 28. Engine No. 2220 of the D. & O. road, east-bound, exploded Wednesday while passing Tenth street, Braddock. Three men were fatally injured, three others dan gerously hurt and five buildings were wrecked. Two of tho houses caught fire and were destroyed. The engine was proceeding east with a long freight train and was moving with considerable speed, when sudden ly there was an explosion. This was followed by a cloud of steam, cinders and flame, which continued to bo forc ed Into the air until tho englno reach ed Eleventh street, a block away. Here it left the tracks, the boiler be ing blown 25 feet, striking St. Paul's Polish Lutheran church and partly de molishing it, while a cylinder head crashed through the Ice house. AUTOGRAPH LETTER8. ' Good Prices Realized at a Sale of His torical Documents. Boston, April 28. Autograph letters of the presidents of tho United States from Washington to McKinley and of the members of their cabinets, togeth er with historical documents and let ters of tho Blgners of tho Declaration, of Independence, wero sold at auction at Llbbies Wednesday, Good prices were realized. A complete set of au tograph letters of tho presidents, sold separately, brought $248.75, tho price paid for the individual Items varying from $5G for a Washington letter to $1.50 for one by Garfield. Some of the prices were: John Adams, $17; Jeffer son, $11; Taylor, $15; Lincoln, $1G; Johnson, $1G; Grant, $44, and McKln ley. $5. DEALING IN FUTURES. Bill Introduced in the House Declaring It to Be Illegal. Washington, April 28. Representa tive Beale, of Texas, introduced a bill Wednesday declaring "options' and "futures" in manufactured cotton, hops, wheat, corn, oats, rye, barley, rye flour, pork, lard aud bacon to bo obstructions to and restraints upon commerce and trade between the states and with foreign nations and to be il legal. Persons convicted of dealing in "options" or "futures" ufider the terms of the bill will be fined In the sum of deal they make, provided It shall equal or exceed $1,000, with Imprisonment for not less than one year. TO ERECT A MEMORIAL. American Florists' Memorial Associa tion to Raise a Fund. Indianapolis, Ind., April 28. Harry Morton Altlck, chairman of the Ameri can Florists' McKinley Memorial asso ciation, was hero Wednesday from Dayton, O., in conference with local members of tho American Society of Florists. Mr. Altlck says that the Am erlcan Society of Florists will raise a fund of $20,000, to be contributed to the erection of a McKinley memorial He said further that tho custom of bearing a red carnation on tho birth' day of McKinley hall given to the flor ists of this country an annual profit of no less than $125,000. . ,...T.-i.. f UNITED MINE WORKERS. National Executive Board in Session in Indianapolis. " Indianapolis, Ind., April 28. At the meetings of tho national executive board of the United Mine Workers at their headquarters In this city Wed nesday and Wednesday night, only routine matters wero considered. It Is probable that tho board will remain in session all week, during which time consideration will be given to the min ers troubles in tho Myersdalo district In Pennsylvania and In West Virginia and Colorado; FAMILIES QUARRELED. One Man Was Killed and His Son Was Seriously Wounded. Monetta, S. C, April 28. B. B. Bur ton was killed and his son, L. M. Bur ton, was wounded Wednesday by M. W. Thrailkill and his son, Clarence, neighbors of Burton. Thrailkill and his son have surrendered to tho author ities. The shooting, It Is said, was tho result of a quarrel that began between the two families a month ago, when a revolver was borrowed from Thrailkill by a Negro and pawned with tho elder Burton, Denver, Col., April 28. Gov. and MrB. James H. Peabody and party, in cluding a number of state officials, traveling In a special train, left here Wednesday night for tho World's fair at St Louis. SL Louis, April 28. Thirty thou sand men aro rushing to completion the work of putting tho World's fair In order for oncninc day. The force Is linlnn. Innrnnar.fi " ' "tt ..y-.vnw RIVER AND HARBOR An Agreement Was Reached on the Measure by the Senate and House Committees. AMENDMENTS RECEDED FROM. Levee Work on the Mississippi Riv er to the Extent of 81,000,000 is Permitted. Construction c,f Dredges on the Great Lakes or the Atlantic Coast North of Cape Henry Forbidden Under Conditions. Washington, April 28. The confer ees on the river and harbor bill reach ed an agreement late Wednesday aft ernoon. By the agreement the amount carried by the bill as it passed the house is not Increased. The senate receded from all but four of its amend ments and two of those simply amend ed the pharesology of the house bill. One of the senate amendments agreed upon gives permission to make con tracts during the fiscal year ending Juno 30, 1905, for levee work on tho Mississippi river to tho extent of $1, 000,000, the amount to bo paid from the appropriation for the ensuing year. The appropriation referred to from which the sum is to be paid is one of $2,000,000 a year for six years. Tho other material amendment accepted by tho house forbids the construction of dredges on the great lakes or on the Atlantic coast north of Capo Henry by the government unless there is a spe cific appropriation made for the same. The house conferees concurred in this with the further provision that it should not interfere with the construc tion of any dredges already authorized by the secretary of war. All surveys pftjvlded for In the senate amendments are eliminated. IN THE CONGRESS. Final Conference on Appropriation Bills Agreed to By the Senate. Washington, April 28. Senate Tho attention of the senate was devoted Wednesday to consideration of reports of conference committees, set speech es, passage of bills to which there in little or no objection, and an execu tive session. The session began at 10 o'clock In the morning and continued until 8 in tho evening. Final confer ence reports on tho sundry civil, gen eral deficiency, post office and the mili tary academy appropriation bills were agreed to, practically without opposi tion. A resolution authorizing the con tinuation during the recess of the iu qulry into the right of Mr. Smoot to his peat in tho senate was favorably con sidered during the day. House In tho presence of crowded galleries and of almost a full member ship, Messrs. Llttlefield (Me.) and Wil liams (Miss.) made speeches Intended for the coming presidential campaign. The two speakers were wildly applaud ed by their respective sides, but there was an absence of personalities such as characterized the clash between Messrs. Dalzell and Cockran. Indeed, the best of humqr prevailed. NOMINATION OF CRUM. Executive Session of the Senate Failed to Confirm the Appointment. Washington, April 28. The nomina tion of William D. Crum, colored, to be collector of the port of Charleston, S. C, was considered Wednesday in an executive session of the senate lasting from 4:35 p. m. to 9:15. A failure to confirm tho appointment resulted. At tho conclusion of arguments by Sena tors Gallinger, Spooner, Halo and A! drich for confirmation, and Senators Daniel, Latimer, Gorman and Clay against confirmation. Senator Cock rell suggested tho senate proceed to legislative business and the" suggestion was adopted. The Crum nomination dies with the adjournment of the present session, but the action of the democrats in tak ing a position which republicans term "a filibuster," they argue will warrant the president In again making a recess appointment. She Voted For Smoot. Salt Lake, Utah, April 28. Mrs. Ma ry G. Coulter, of Ogden, a prominent Utah club woman, will not be allowed to make an address at the biennial convention of tho National Federation of Women's clubs. at St Louis on May 17 next, because Bho voted for Smoot while a member of the last legislature. Mrs. Coulter Is a Gentile. Grant's Birthday Anniversary. Pittsburg, April 28. Tho 18th an nual banquet of tho American club In celebration of tho birthday anniver sary of Ulysses S. Grant, was hold Wednesday night at Hotel Schenley. There wero 350 diners present. IN THE KENTUCKY MINES. Work to Continue at Old Wages Until Agreement Is Reached. Central City, Ky., April 28. tfh3 miners and operators of district No. 23 reconvened here. The miners' ofllclals reported that they were not In a posi tion to accept cither proposition sub mitted, and the convention adjourncl to give the miners' officials opportu nity to take the vote of the men as to whether or not any of the propositions should bo accepted. After this vote Is taken tho officers of both sides will meet to fix a wage scale In the event either proposition is accepted. If all proposition aro rejected the miners officials will notify tho operators on or before May 16. Work is to con tinue in the mines at the old wage scale of 1903, the wages to be adjust ed to the new scale if a settlement in reached, dating back to April 1. A HARMLESS SHOT. It Was Fired a Year Ago and It Re sulted in a DueL Owingsvlile, Ky., April 28. About a year ago it is alleged that Price Moore passed Louis Cole's residence on In dian creek, in Perry county, and fired his revolver. Nothing was said about tho matter, and the two men became neighbors and friends. A night or two ago they attended a dance, and while there Cole asked Moore If he did the shooting. Mooro denied it and Colo pulled his revolver. Moore fired first, however, instantly killing Cole. Moore has not been arrested. The City Held Liable. Frankfort, Ky., April 2S. Judge Cantrill, in tho circuit court here Wed nesday, rendered a decision in the case of Coulter, auditor, vs. the City of Frankfort, In which he holds tho city Hablo for state tax on $10,000 worth of bonds of the Central Gas and Electric Light Co., owned by the city, and for $14,000 on the Capital opera house. Tho tax is for five years. To Remove Western Union Poles. Louisville, Ky., April 28. The man agement of the Pennsylvania lines, west of Pittsburg, is said to be pre paring for the removal of the Western Union poles and wires from its right of way. A survey of the Louisville division with this purpose in view is said to have been made some days ago. New Interurban Line. Louisville, Ky., April 28. W. K. Az bill, of Columbia, left for Frankfort Wednesday to Incorporate the Colum bia & Lebanon Interurban Railway Co., with a capital of $1,00.0,000. Tho road will be 44 miles long, and will connect with the Louisville & Nash ville in Lebanon. Death of William F. Rust. Covington, Ky.. April 28. William F. Rust, aged G8, died Wednesday morning at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Charles Bakeley, after a brief ill ness with pneumonia. He had boon prominently identified with the tobac co business in Covington for many years. Boycott Case Settled. Louisville, Ky., April 2S. The suit of the Homo Tobacco Warehouse Co. against the Louisville Tobacco Ware house Co. and tho Louisville Loaf To bacco Exchange for $35,000 damages for alleged boycott was compromised Wednesday for $2,250 and costs Will Ride Conjurer in Derby. Lexington, Ky., April 28. Writing to his parents hero from Nashville, Jockey Luclen Lyno says he will ride Brancas for William Gerst in the Kan sas City Derby on Saturday, and Con jurer for Capt. Brown in tho Kentucky Derby at Loulsvlllo on Monday. Two Candidates For Congress. Newport, Ky., April 28. The demo crats of the Sixth congressional dis trict of Kentucky held two conven tions Wednesday to nominate a candi date for congress. Tho result was tho selection of two candidates, John T. Hodgo and Joseph L. Rhlnock. Death of Banker S. E. Trice. Hopkinsville, Ky., April 28. SteiVi en E. Trice, a retired banker and ono of tho wealthiest and most prominent citizens of Hopkinsville, Is died at the ago of 84 years. He was a native of Providence, Tenn., and came to this city G5 years ago. . College at West Liberty. West Liberty, Ky., April 28. The Presbyterian college is a sure thing for West Liberty, as tho required amount has been mado up and the site has been bought. Tho church asked for $4,250 and the site, which has been secured. Believed He Was Kidnaped. Pueblo, Col., April 2S.-yCharles De M6111, who left hero Tuesday for Trini dad to organizo a union of Italian min ers, 1b missing, and It Is believed that ho has been kidnaped by tho Italians. Four arrests wero made. TRANSPORT SUNK, It Was Conveying 600 Japanese Troops to Koi ea and All Were Lost. RUSSIAN SUBMARINE BOATDID IT. The Czar's Torpedo Boats Blew Up a Japanese Merchantman in the Roadstead at Gen San. ' The Mikado's Troops, Which Crosssd the Yalu River, Charged the Rus sian Position Near Llzavena and Were Repulsed. Paris, April 28. The St. Petersburg correspondent of the Journal reports that a Russian submarine boat has sunk a Japanese transport which was conveying 600 men to Korea and that all tho troops were lost. St. Petersburg, April 28. The empe ror has received a telegram from Vice roy Alexleff as follows: "Rr. Adm. Yeszen, who is at sea with cruisers and torpedo boats, dispatched the latter to Gen San, Korea. Tho torpedo boats blew up a Japanese merchantman In the roadstead. The crew was sent ashore. Tho torpedo boats returned the same day to tho squadron." London, April 28. jTho Telegraph's correspondent at Irkutsk, Siberia, un der Wednesday's date, says that tho Japanese havo blown up a portion o? tho railway at Khallar, but that the resultant damago is insignificant. Llao Yang, April 28. The Japanese troops which crossed thoYalu north of Eultjiou (Tchangdjiou?) charged, during tho night of April 2G-27, the Russian position near Lizavena, a vil lage on tho Manchurian bank of the Yalu. They wero repulsed, but their loss is not known. Two gunboats steamed up the river to the support of tho Japanese, when a Russian field battery at Amlsan opened upon them, resulting in a duel, which lasted for 20 minutes. The Russian fire wns too hot and the gunboats were forced to turn and steam out of range. s The Japanese were facilitated in cross ing by their occupation of the Island of Samalinda. St. Petersburg, April 28. Disap pointment prevails in St. Petersburg that no official dispatches giving de tails of the operations on the Yalu riv er have yet been made public. The pres dispatches are so meager as to becloud rather than enlighten the peo ple, who are hourly awaiting news. A press representative has obtained from the general staff the following dear statement of the situation: "Before beginning the passage of th Yalu the Japanese evidently comploted the concentration of the armies along the river, commanded by Gens. Kuroki and Oku. Each army is composed of three divisions and three reservo bri gades. Tho total force is 100,000. The Russians on tie Manchurian bank of the river are inferior In strength. 'Having perfected tho essential preparations, the Japanese, without waste of time, commenced the passage of the river and the Russians realized that it would bo impossible to provent their crossing. The Japanese front ex tended from WIju as far as PIek Toug, over SO miles. We faced the possibil' ty that they would cross at a score of places and all we could hope was tJ harass and impedo tho crossing, for every day gained enabled us to pas' our preparations and bring up more men." Took Poison and Turned on the Gas. Lincoln, Nob.. April 2S. Geo. Wil son, of Valloy Junction, la., tool; strychnine and then turned on the gaa in his room at tho Boyd hotol here Wednesday. Ho is about 2G years old and probably will die. No reason for his act Is known. Charged With Poisoning Her Daughter Binghamton, N. Y., April 2S. Mrs. Henrietta DeWitt was arrested at Sid ney, Delawaro county, charged with murder In the first degree in causing the death of her 17-year-old daughter, Florence Mackintosh, by poisoning her with arsenic. His Wounds Proved Fatal. St Paul, Minn.. April 28. Private John Schneider, Company E, 21st In fantry, who, fearing ho was to bo court-martialed and executed for over staying a leave of absence, shot him self in tbg head Sunday, April 17, died Wednesday. - Survivors of the Variag and Korletz. Moscow, April 28. Tho survivors of tho Variag and Korletz arrived here and wero greeted by immense crowd3. Their journey hero from Sobastopol was almost a continuous ovation, Thoy will leave Thursday night for St, Petersburg. Mayking, Ky., April 28. In' Pike county, east of hero, Mary Mooro at tempted suicide on her sweetheart's grave by taking arsenic. " ""