THE EVENING BULLETIN.
MAYSVILLE, KYM THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 1904.
THE CANAL STRIP.
The Conferees on the Bill For
Its Government Heached
THE BOUNDARIES OF THE ZONE,
It Begins at tho Carribean Sea aud
Extends Across Panama to the
It !Al80 Extends a Distance of Fivo
Miles on Each Side of the Cen
' ter Line of the Ca
"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.
Good Record. Made By Gunners on the
. 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
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
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
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.
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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
One Man Was Killed and His Son Was
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
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 " '
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
Construction c,f Dredges on the Great
Lakes or the Atlantic Coast North
of Cape Henry Forbidden
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
It Was Conveying 600 Japanese
Troops to Koi ea and All
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
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
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
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
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,
Mayking, Ky., April 28. In' Pike
county, east of hero, Mary Mooro at
tempted suicide on her sweetheart's
grave by taking arsenic. " ""
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