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MAYSVILLE, KY., MONDAY, MAY 2, 1904.
Gen. Kuroki's Army Forced a
Crossing of the Yalu Riv
er Sunday Morning.
THE RUSSIANS WERE DRIVEN BACK
Japanese Losses "Were About 700
Killed and "Wounded and tho
Russians Lost Over 800 Men.
The Japs May Force the Abandonment
of the Defenses Erected By the
Russians at Antung and
' ;i Other Points.
Tokio, May 2. After five days of
fighting, largely with artillery, the
first Japanese army under Gen. Kuroki
has forced a crossing or the Yalu riv
er and Sunday with a gallant Infantry
chargo covering a frontage of four
miles It drovo the Russians from Chul
Tien Cheng and the heights on tho
right bank of the Iho or Alda river
which enters the Yalu from the north
almost opposite Wlju. 'The Japanese
turned tho left flank of the Russian
position and in tho battle of Sunday
they swept away tho new front inter
posed by tho Russians to check their
Tho present position of the Japanese
is a dominating one, and they may
force the abandonment of tho defenses
erected by tho Russians at Antung and
other points lower down tho river
Gen. Kuroki began the movement on
Tuesday by ordering a detachment of
the imperial guards division to seize
the island of Kurlto, which is in tho
Yalu above Wiju and a detachment of
the second division to seize the island
of Kinteito, which is situated below
Met With Resistance.
The detachment of, tho Imperial
guards met with resistance but It suc
ceeded In clearing the enemy out and
occupied Kurlto Island. The Russians
abandoned the island of Kinteito when
attacked by tho detachment of tho sec
ond division. The detachment of the
second division which took the Island
of Kinteito sustained nO losses.
During the movements on the is
lands the Russians opened flro on the
Japanese with eight JMj centimetre
guns from a hill behind Chiu Tien
Cheng and two Hotchkiss guns which
were mounted on the bank of the river
The Russians seemed to have estab
lished their headquarters. One bat
tery of Japanese artillery which had
taken a position on a hill to the east
of Wiju fired three volleys at Kosan
and at noon of Tuesday tho Russian
batteries behind Chiu Tien Cheng
shelled Wlju, wounding one Japanese
soldier with shrapnel. On Wednesday
the Russians resumed tho bombard
ment of Wiju, firing at intervals
throughout tho day. The Japanese ar
tillery did not respond to this fire.
The Japs' Artillery Did Not Respond
to the Fire of the Russians.
The Russians resumed their bom
bardment on Thursday, but It was gen
erally Ineffective. Subsequently Gen.
Kuroki ordered two companies of
tho Imperial guards to cross the Yalu
(nnd mako a reconnaissance along tho
left bank of the Iho for the purpose of
discovering tho view of the Russian
fortifications along the right bank of
the river. Tho Jananeso force advanc
ed toward xKosan, and then dispatched
a small detachment to the village
where a party of Russians was encoun
tered. In tho engagement which fol
lowed five Russians were killed.
Tho Russian artillery on the hill be
hind Chiu Tien Cheng, firing at a high
angle, opened on Wiju, tho islands of
Kurlto and Selkodo, to the south of
Wiju, where some Japaneso batteries
had taken position. This firing con
tinued into Thursday night and Gen.
Kuroki reports that while it was Inef
fective, It disturbed his preparations
for an attack. Tho Russians resumed
tho shelling of Wiju on Friday but the
Japanese guns did not reply.
First Crossing of the Yalu.
The twelfth division of the Japaneso
army was chosen to mako the first
crossing of tho Yalu. It began its
preparations on Friday by driving tho
Russians from their position on the
bank of the river opposite Sul Kochin.
This division constructed a pontoon
bridge over tho river and at 3 o'clock
Saturday morning It began crossing.
Tho entire division passed over tho
river during tho day and by 6 o'clock
Saturday evening It was in the position
assigned to it for the battle 'of Sun
day. " .
At 10:40 o'clock Saturday morning
tho Russian artillery posted to tho
north and to the east of Chiu Tien
Cheng begah shelling tho patrols of
Japanese infantry which had been dis.
patched from Kinteito and under Ch"lu
Tien Cheng. The Japanese batteries
replied to this shelling and silenced
the Russian fire. Later eight Russian
guns posted on a hill to the east of the
hill at Makao opened upon the Impe
rial guards. To this shelling the Jap
anse artillery to the east of Wiju re
sponded and the Russians ceased firing.
RUSSIAN GUNS SILENCED.
It Is Believed the Japanese Fire Was
Then both the Chiu Tien Cheng and
the Makao batteries responded and
this fire brought a vigorous response
from the chain of Japanese batteries
on the Korean side of the river. The
Russian guns fired for two hours he
fore they were silenced. In his report
Gen. Kuroki expresses the belief that
his shelling was very effective against
A bridge across the main stream of
tho Yalu Just above WUu was com
pleted at 8 o'clock Saturday night and
the second Japanese division and the
Imperial guards immediately began
crossing. They advanced and occupied
the hills back of Kosan, facing the
Russian position on the right bank of
the river. All Saturday night regiment
after regiment of Japanese soldiers
poured across the bridge. Gen. Kuroki
at daylight Sunday centered all his ar
tillery on the Russian position be
tween Chiu Tien Cheng and Yoshoko.
To this fire the Russians made reply
with all their batteries. At 7 o'clock
In tho morning the Russian battery at
Yoshoko was silenced and half an hour
later Gen. Kuroki ordered his line,
stretching for four miles, to attack.
The Japanese infantry on the word of
command charged across the Iho, wad
ing that stream breast deep and be
gan Btorming the heights at 8:15. At
f) o'clock they had swept the Russian
line back across tho plateau.
The Losses on Both Sides.
The Japanese losses on the Yalu
Sunday were about 700 killed and
wounded. The Russians lost over 800
men. The Japaneso captured 28 quick
firing guns, 20 ofilcers and many men.
The Russians made two stands.
Tho Japanese Sunday captured Chiu
Tien Cheng, ten miles north of An
tung, which is regarded as the key to
riussian position on the right bank of
the Yalu river. It is understood that
the Russians will retreat to Feng Hu
an Cheng, which is on the road to Liao
They Made a Demonstration Off Port
Arthur April 27.
Port Arthur, May 2. Details of ihe
demonstration off Port Arthur on April
27 discloses the desperate ingenuity of
the Japanese. The squadron set auoat
a string connecting raft carrying burn
ing materials. About 1:40 o'clock in
the morning, when five miles off shore,
the tombustibles were fired, the wind
and waves bringing the burning floats
toward the harbor. Under cover of
this screen of fire eight Japanese vor
pedo boats towing a launch filled vith
mines sllped around to a spot near
uhpre, tho Petroplavlovsk was sunk,
but they were detected by Russian
searchlights, when the batteries open
ed fire and drove them off,, but not be
fore the mines had been sown.
The Japanese, knowing that the Rus
sians would Intercept wireless iijce
sages, tried a neat trick to deceive and
worry Viceroy Alexieff. For several
nights In succession they sent by wire
less telegraphy orders to prepare for
a landing, to send In fire ships, to at
tack with submarine boats, etc.
SECRETARY OF WAR TAFT.
A Dinner Given In His Honor By the
Commercial Club of Cincinnati.
St. Louis, May 2. A dinner In honor
of Secretary of War Taft was tendered
Sunday by the Commercial club of
Cincinnati, which had escorted Secre
tary Taft, who is a member of the or
ganization, to tho opening ceremonies
of the World's fair. Among the guests
present wero representatives of for
eign governments at the fair, Lieut
Gen. Chaffee, Gen. Bates, Gov. Her
rick, of Ohio; Mayor Flelschmann, of
Cincinnati; President Francis, of the
exposition, and W. F. Burdoll, chair
man of the Ohio state commission. At
the Ohio state building on tho fair
grounds Monday a reception will be
given to exposition officials and local
army and navy ofilcers after which
Secretary Taft and party will leave for
Providence, R. 1., May 2. Tho loss
from tho fire which practically destroy
ed tho building occupied by' tho An
thony and Cowell Co., furniture and
upholstery manufaceurers, will amount
to about $400,000.
Rich Deposits of Gold Found.
Cullacan, Me;c., May 2. Rich depos
its of gold havo been found at Cholx,
state of Slnlao. Miners aro flocking
to tho place and staking claims.
IN THE KENTUCKY FIELD.
Completions During the Past Week
Approximated 15 Wells.
Lexington, Ky., May 2. Tho com
pletions in tho Kentucky oil fields dur
ing a week past approximate 15, with
two dusters, Cumberland county shows
three strikes, Wayne four and Knox
county one. This constitutes the re
sults In the lower fields. Drilling in
tho upper divisions was more scatter
ed. One strike was made in Wolfo
county, two in the Bath-Rowan fields,
ono In Estill and one in Menifee, a
wildcat territory. In tho eastern di
vision ono completion was made.
The best strike of the week waq
made in Cumberland county and 13
good for 75 barrels. A line fight has
been on between tho Standard and the
Greensburg Oil Co., and their recent
completions arc within a short dis
tance of one another. Tho new pro
duction in Cumberland county is 85
barrels, in Wayne county 125 barrels
and In Knox county 10 barrels.
The Standard is preparing to con
nect several of the fields in the upper
division that have no market facilities
by a pipo line. A branch will be con
6tructed from the Ragland develop
ments In Bath county and extend
through" Wolfo to Morgan.
The production for a week amounts
to 15,000 barrels and the month's rurs
will approximate a little over 00,000
To Name the Architect May 30.
Frankfort, Ky., May 2. The state
capitoi commissioners decided that on
May 20 they would select the archi
tect for the new statehouse. During
the month of May they will hear the
architects discuss plans and specifica
tions in order to ascertain the quali
fications of the various architects, but
when the architect is selected it will
not necessarily mean that his plana
will also be selected.
Was In the Wreck.
Newport, Ky., May 2. John, better
known tea "Jack," Shannon, ex-bonl-face
and well-known sporting man,
was a passenger on the ill-fated Iron
Mountain express that was wreckeC
Saturday morning 18 miles out of St.
Louis. He occupied the next to the
last Bleeper, and was one of three men
in that car, which only partially left
the track, to escape uninjured.
Henry McKellar Acquitted.
Paducah, Ky., May 2. Henry Mc
Kellar was acquitted of murder at
Wickllffe. He killed Harry Berry at
Bandaha last summer by crushing his
skull with a plank. It was proved that
McKellar killed Berry while in an epi
leptic fit. An X-ray picture here show
ed an indenture in McKeJlar's skull,
which produced the fits.
Sixth District Muddle.
Louisville, Ky., May 2. Allle W.
Young, chairman of the democratic
state central committee, reached the
city Sunday night to have a confer
ence with Joseph Rhinnck concerning
the Sixth district muddle. Mr. Young
will soon lssuo a call for a meeting
of the committee to settle the matter.
No Post Chapel at Fort Thomas.
Fort Thomas. Ky , May 2. A privato
letter from Washington Indicates that
there is no hope of securing an appro
priation for tho erection of a post
chapel at Fort Thomas. A bill for that
purpose was slde-tiacked by the sen
ate committee on military affairs anl
the measure is considered dead.
Will Oppose Bradley.
Frankfort, Ky., May 2. A large
number of republican politicians from
Frankfort will go to Louisville Monday
to attend tho state convention, and
they say there is a plan on foot to
mako former Gov. Bradley permanent
chairman of tho convention, but that
the scheme will fail through.
Louisville, Ky., May 2. Republicans
from all parts of tho state began to
come in,to Louisville Sunday for tho
purpose of attending the state conven
tion, which will be held at MacCau
ley's theater Tuesday. Of tho 2,200
delegates chosen it is expected that
fully 1,500 will be present.
WeiPknown Musician Dead.
Covington, Ky., May 2. William
Carrlck, tho musician, aged 61, died at
tho St. Elizabeth hospital Sunday
morning of heart trouble. The de
ceased was one of tho organizers of
the first Covington brass band. He
was also a member of the volunteer
Committed Suicide By Shooting.
Louisville, Ky., May 2. William W.
Crawford, of 1827 West Chestnut
street, a 33d degree mason, a promi
nent odd fellow and for 35 years fore
man for R. J. Thornton & Co., main
street coffeo merchants, committed sui
cide Sunday morning by shooting.
Mayklng, Ky., May 2. George W.
White was killed by a Virginia &
Southwestern passenger train near
Finney Siding, ten miles east of hero.
Ho was formerly from Chllllcothe, O,
National Organizer Wardjon May Die
From His Wounds.
Indianapolis, Ind., May 2. Word has
been received at the headquarters of
the United Mine Workers from Den
ver, Col., notifying President Mitchell
that W. N. Wardjon, a national organ
izer, was terribly beaten Saturday
morning by three unknown men at
Sargent, Col., and the weapons used
were the butts of revolvers. He was
so badly beaten as to cause a concus
sion of the brain and is not expected
William Wardjon is considered one
of the strongest organizers in the Col
orado field. He has a long experience
as organizer, especially In strike dis
tricts. Wardjon represented District
15 at the United Mine Workers' con
vention in this city last January.
The Rules and Regulations Went Into
Laredo, Tex., May 2. Tho quaran
tine rules and regulations recently pro
mulgated by Dr. George R. Tabor,
state health officer of Texas, became
effective Sunday and hereafter any
passenger from any point which last
year was Infected with yellow fever
will be compelled to show a certificate
certifying that for five days previous
ly the bearer had not been in an in
fected district. Just what steps must
be taken to enter tho United States is
not clear at present. The Mexican au
thorities have refused to recognize the
new regulations and have referred tho
matter to the state department.
Gaines Hall, Colored, Hanged to a
Tree By a Mob.
Birmingham, Ala., May 2". A special
from Prattvllle, Ala., says: News
reached this city Sunday morning that
Gaines Hall, the Negro who assaulted
Mrs. Joslah Owens Saturday, was
caught at Kingston Saturday after
noon by a posse, who took him to the
scene of the crime and hanged him to
a tree. The body was then riddled
with bullets. It is said that the Ne
groes refuse to take down the body
and bury it. It was also rcpoited Sun
day that Mrs. Owens is In a critical
condition. Tho town is quiet.
Sam Parks Is Dying.
Ossinning, N. Y, May 2. Samuel
Parks, the former walking delegate of
the Structural Iron Workers in New
York, is dying in the hospital at Sing
Sing prison from tuberculosis. In tho
opinion of tho prison physician Parks
can not live more than two days at
the most and may die at any moment.
Two May Day Strikes Ordered.
Chicago, May 2. Two first of May
strikes wero or.dered Sunday, one in
volving less than 1,000 bakers arrayed
chiefly against the nine largest baker
ies in Chicago. The other strike was
ordered by tho picture frame workers'
A Fire In Birmingham, Ala.
Birmingham, Ala., May 2 Three
largo four-story office buildings with
one smaller brick structure, occupied
by produce and wholesale grocery
dealers, wero completely destroyed by
flro Sunday entailing a loss of $110,000
Council Bluffs, la., May 2. Three
men and a boy were burned to death
in a box car in the Northwestern yards
here about 1 o'clock Monday morning.
They are believed to havo been ho
boes. They succumbed before help
could reach them.
Fire In Chicago.
Chicago, May 2. )The entire plant ot
tho Wolfe Manufacturing Co., 139 to
145 Rees street, was destroyed by flro
Sunday night, Loss ?85,000. The
company was ono of the largest manu
facturers of ico plants in the middle
Natives of South Africa Arrive.
New York, May 2. Tho steamer
Germanic, which arrived Sunday from
Southampton, brought 18 or 20 South
African natives belonging to tho Zulu
Matabeles tribe. They aro to go to the
St. Louis World'fi fair.
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A Large Number of Sightseers
Viewing the Gunboat Nash
ville at St. Louis Injured.
FERRY STEAMER OVERLOADED,
The Hurricane Deck Gave Way and
the Crowd Was Precipitated
to the Deck Below.
Several Persons Attempted to Jump
Into the River Thinking the Ves
sel Was Sinking, But Cooler
Heads Prevented It.
St. Louis, May 2. The hurrlcano
roof of the ferry steamer Alonzo C.
Church collapsed early Sunday even
ing while the steamer was crowded
with sightseers viewing the United
States gunboat Nashville at anchor in
the river harbor here, and about 20
people were Injured, a number of them
being reported In a critical condition.
Tho ferry steamer had been carrying
crowds all day from the foot of Valen
tino street out Into midstream past tho
Nashville and back again. No Bton
was made at the Nashville owing to
tho heavy flood current running. As
the ferry boat was rounding the Nash
ville and starting back to dock tho
crowd on tho upper deck rushed to tho
steamer's side and out upon the hurri
cane deck. The strain was too great
and tho roof collapsed, precipitating
a large number of people 20 feet to the
deck below, which was also crowded.
Instantly a panic ensued. Women
screamed, some from injury and some
from fright, and several persons at
tempted to jump Into tho river think
ing the boat was sinking. Cooler
heads prevented this and efforts were
at once begun to succor the injured.
A distress signal was blown from tho
boat's whistle and tugs hurried along
side, but it was deemed best to pro
ceed to land and not attempt to place
the Injured en the tugs. Ambulances
had been hastily called and soon after
tho Alonzo C. Church had reached
shore the injured were being convey
ed to the city hospital and many
Capt. McClelland said the boat wrfs
substantially built and that the acci
dent had been due to the eveesslvo
weight on the roof. Passengers de
clare there were more than 1.000 per
sons on the steamer, and that the deck
that collapsed should not have been
used for passengers. Tho captain of
!the steamer sas it was not over
An oye-witness in describing tho ac
cident said: "When tho steamer was
about a hundred yards from the Nash
ville the action of several sallois npar
ono of the guns attracted th atten
tion of tho persons on Oie roof of tho
ferry and a rush was made to tho pom
side of the feny
"Girls on the ferry were waiving
thir handkerchiefs when there was a
ripping noibo. quickly followed by tho
crack of breaking timbers.
"A second later, with a crash that
shook the stenmertho entire port side
of the roof gave way, hurling 111016
than one hundred passongors to tho
lower deck, 20 feet below, whore they
fell upon the struggling crowd which
had heard tho warning noise and wero
trying to escape. Tho broken railing
and part of the collapsed deck fell up
"Before the sound of the crash had
died away, the 1.000 passengers wore
in a panic, tose nearest the danger
spot tearing the clothes from women
and chlldien In their frenzy.
"It was said the roof of tho ferry
boats are not equipped for passengers
but owing to tho crowds passengers
were nllowed on all parts of the boat.
ADMISSIONS TO WORLD'S FAIR.
Officially Stated That the Number Was
Less Than 200,000 Saturday.
St. Louis, May 2. While no figures
were given out as to tho actual num
ber of persons who paid ndmisslon to
tho World's fair Saturday, It was offi
cially stated Sunday night that tho
attendanco was less than 200,000, but
larger according to President Francis
than that at tho World's Columbian
exposition at Chicago or the Centen
nial at Philadelphia on opening day.
Eight Killed in a Wreck. '.
Klmmswlck, Mo., May 2. Eight per
sons were killed and a scoro wero In
jured at WIckes Siding in tho wreck of
a fast north-bound train on tho St.
Louis, Iron Mountain & Southern rail
road. Through a misunderstanding of
orders tho train ran full speed Into a
Springfield, Ky., May 2,-nLouis Bur
ton was dangerously shot here Sun
day by Albert Cutslnger. Burton was
a soldier during tho Spanish-American
war and returned from tho Philippines
njbout a year ago.