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THE EVENING BULLETIN.
MAYSVILLE, K., TUESDAY, MAY 3, 1904.
THE FAR EAST WAR
In the Fighting on the Yalu It
is Said the Russian Casual
- ties Were 2,000.
SASSULITCH MAY BE RELIEVED,
Xt is Claimed That He Made o Too
Strenuous Stand on tho Right
Bank of the River.
The Russian Staff Believes the Japarvi
tst Forces Approximated 100,000
Men, of Which Over Four DU
Jj visions Were In Action.
Bt. Petersburg, May 3. The Interest
of the public In the news, of the fight
log on tho Yalu is at fever heat, and
especially since the lost official report
which announced the fighting at Chin
Cow "was given the general disappoint
ment no further telegrams from Gen.
iKuropatkln have been published by tho
war commission nor will the censor
iwtss press dispatches wired from the
' The absence of news led to the cir
culation of wild rumors. For instance,
it was reported that Gen. Sassulitch
would be relieved of his command and
court-martialed for malting a too stren
uous stand on the right bank of the
Yalu. As a matter of fact, while the
war office Is surprised at tho resistance
made by Gen. Sassulitch, a telegram
from Gen. Kuropatkln to the emperor
on April 2G announced that Sassulitch,
In view of tho preparations which the
Japanese were making to cross the
Yalu, had began to reinforce his troops
on the Manchurlan bank.
Another report says that the war of
fice has been informed that the Rus
Hlan casualties numbered 2,000. Should
this be true it can be accepted as a
certainty that tho Russian plan of op
erations never contemplated such a
In view of the cautious advance of
the Japanese it is not expected that
they will quickly follow Sassulitch, but
will take a few days in getting the
remainder of their transports and sup
plies across the river and in clearing
the country of Russian detachments in
arder that their trains may not be ex
posed to attack.
A press representative has obtained
from the general staff an outline of tho
operations on the Yalu river during
the past week. The Russian forces,
including the reserves,, was composed
of Gen. Kashtalinaky's rifle division,
Gen. MIstchenke's Cossack outposts
and a brigade of artillery, the whole
. under Gen. Sassulitch.
The Japanese forces, the staff be
lieves, approximates a hundred thou
sand men, of which four divisions, 13
battalions and 56 guns were in action.
The Japanese prepared for crossing
the river by posting all their avallablo
guns, of which the Russians say the
Japanese had five times more than
they had, along the lino facing Kulien
Cheng and Antung, and also landed
from their warships 47 guns. This ar
ray of artillery eventually made Kul
ien Cheng untenable. Under cover of
powerful batteries north of SIndiagow,
"the Japanese crossed to Ilousan, occu
pying the height Tho latter would
have enabled them to direct a raking
fire against the Russians at Kallen
' Cheng, Gen, Sassulitch ordered it to
be retaken Friday. This was done,
but on Saturday tho Japanese, under
cover of a battery, recaptured It, tho
defenders falling back across the Lit
zavena and continuing the fight with
tho Japanese, who were attempting to
flank them from Chin Cow. Tho Rus
sian force at Antung and Kulien Chenc
had meanwhile retreated to its second
line, a few miles westward. The
whole Russian force engaged Sunday
formed a serai-circle, tho horn of
which was being gradually drawn in
preparatory to retiring to a position
further west This was the situation
when .the last Russian official represen
tative was sent
A member of the staff Informed the
correspondent that the issue ultimately
turned probably upon whether the 6r
dear to withdraw was given at the
proper time. Slight delay at a critical
moment might have enabled the ene
my's vastly superior artillery to con
centrate on the Russian guns, killing
horses and gunners and compelling the
abandonment of the guns. But if so,
the Russian plans will not be changed
by accidental losses. Gen. Sassulitch
would continue his retreat, contesting
stubbornly a possible Japanese ad
vance along the. Feng Wan Cheng road,
which runs through a hilly country,
crowded with heights and exactly suit
ed to Russian tactics.
GEN. SASSULITCH'S ARMY.
It May Be Cut Off and Captured -By
the Japanese. '
Toklq, May 3. Bulletins are publish
ed here which, wake it. apppar that
den. Kuroki's troops nre at Hawauy
chi, which makes It probable that Gen.
Sassulicht's forces may bo cut. off from
the Mukden road and be forced to fall
back easterly on the Chiang river.
Should this happen, the Russian Yalu
army, in all probability, will find itself
cut off. The only escape, in this event,
for the Russians would be a retreat
northeast toward Vladivostok across
SOCIETY OF MANItA BAY.
Resident Members Had Their Annual
Dinner in Washington.
Washington, May 8. The resident
members of tho Society of Manila Bay,
an organization of naval officers who
participated In the battle of Manila
bay on May 1, 1898, had their annual
dinner at the Raleigh hotel Monday
night. Sixteen of the 107 officers who
were aboard tho United States vessels
on that memorable occasion Joined in
reminiicent talk. Adm. George Dewey
The others present included Adms.
Coghlan, Lamb er ton, Walker, Dyer,
Entwlsle and Ford, Paymster Wise,
Dr. Marsteller, Lieut. Commander
John Gibson, Lieuts. HayWood,
Butler, Ridgeley and Babin and
Representative Loud, of Michigan, who
at tho'time of the battle was paymas
ter on the McCulloch. The society de
cided hereafter to hold its celebration
on May 1 regardless of the day, a post
ponement from Sunday to Monday hav
ing been made out of deference to the
wishes of some of the members who
preferred that the dinner should not
be held on Sunday. A toast was drunk
to Adm. Dewey and one In silence to
the ten officers who participated in
the battle but have died since then.
PUBLIC DEBT STATEMENT.
An Increase of $3,431,957 During the
Month of April.
Washington, May 3. The monthly
statement of tho public debt shows
that at the close of business April 30,
1904, the debt, less cash in the treas
ury, amounted to $918,854,058, an in
crease for the month of $3,431,957,
which is accounted for by a corre
sponding decrease in the cash on
hand. The debt is recapitulated as fol
Interest bearing debt, $895,157,440;
debt on which interest has ceased since
maturity, $2,347,480; debt bearing no
interest, $392,2C8,32C; totals, $1,289,
773,246. This amount, however, does
not include $979,999,869, in certificates
and treasury notes outstanding which
are offset by an equal amount of cash
in the treasury held for their redemp
tion. ONCE A MERCHANT PRINCE.
Robert A. Johnson Died a Public
Charge in a Hospital.
New York, May 3. Robert A. John
son, one of the merchant princes of
this city 20 years ago, with a fortune
estimated at $5,000,000 and a platlal
home on the Hudson river near Mt.
St. Vincent, was taken two days ago.
a public charge, to tho Manhattan in
sane asylum on Ward's Island, whero
ho died. Monday night the body of
one of the one time millionaires lay In
the morgue among the city's paupers,
dead. The old merchant will not
Bleep among the nameless dead in pot
ter's field. Tuesday ho will be buried
in the huge granite mausoleum in Cal
vary cemetery, reared 30 years ago by
himself and his three brothers.
THE M'KINLEY MONUMENT.
About Half a Million' Dollars Has Been
Raised For It.
Indianapolis, Ind., May 3. Senator
Fairbanks will start east Tuesday aft
ernoon to attend a meeting May 9 at
the Manhattan hotel in Now York city
of tho McKinley Monument association
which is expected to decide at that
time what kind of monument shall be
erected In memory of William McKin
ley. Senator Fairbanks says that
about $500,000 has been raised for the
monument The board of trustees, of
which Senator Fairbanks, is one, con
sists of 21 members.
PRODUCTS OF THE MINT.
Monthly Statement Shows That 7,304,
566 Pieces Were Coined.
Washington, May 3. The monthly
coinage statement shows that 7,304,566
pieces of United States coins repre
senting $27,467,124, waa produced In
the mints of the United States during
April, 1904, as follows: Gold, $26,177,
600; silver, $1,158,000; minor coins,
$131,524. In addition to this 2,238,000
pieces were coined for the Philippine
Monthly Circulation Statement.
Washington, May 3. Tho monthly
circulation statement of the controller
of the currency show3 that at tho close
of business April 30, 1904, the total cir
culation Was $437,080,473, an Increase
for tho year of $45,928,840 and an in
crease for the month of $2,170,031.
In the Palace of Horticulture,
World's Fair, Are 50,000
Plates of Fruits.
APPELS, PEARS, ORANGES, ETC,
Gov. Feabody, of Colorado, Tendered a
Reception to the Officials and Dig
nitaries of the Exposition.
An Experiment With 20,000 Colored
Electric Bulbs For Lighting Up
the Grounds Will Be Made
By the Management
St Louis, May 3. Tho official an
nouncement of the total number of per
sons who attended tho opening of the
Louisiana purchase exposition Satur
day will not be made known until the
count has been verified beyond a ques
tion of a doubt President Francis
stated that owing to the fact that a
great interest is manifested through
out tho country because of guessing
contests, every precaution will be ta
ken to avoid a mistake and the sub
mitted total will again be verified and
probably announced Tuesday.
When tho first regular day of the
Louisiana purchase exposition had
drawn to a close and the mantle of
twilight had enshrouded the ivory city
a flood of light suddenly burst forth
from the thousands of electric bulbs
that lino the tops of the main build
ings, and tho colonade of states sur
mounting festival hall, Illuminating the
plaza of St. Louis and the lagoon.
While lights were utilized and tho
main portion of the grounds took on
even more of a festival appearance
than by daylight the plaza became the
central point of interest
Twilight Is the signal for the clos
ing of the main exhibit palaces for tho
night and until 11 o'clock visitors en
Joy the concessions, the lagoon trips
on gondolas and launches, the music
from the various band stands and
promenades.- White lights will be used
In tho Illumination for several nights
and then 20,000 colored bulbs will bo
more of an experiment until it has
been determined what color Is best
adapted to producing the best Illumin
Monday night President Mrs. Daniel
Manning and the members of the
board of lady managers assisted at a
reception tendered by Gov. Peabody,
of Colorado, to officials and dignitaries
of the exposition. One of the most in
viting exhibits on the grounds Is in the
palace of horticulture where there arf
50,000.platee of apples-, pears, oranges
and loquots embracing eveTy known
variety of these fruits raised in Amer
An autograph picture of Mrs. Theo
dore Roosevelt, wife of the president,
surrounded by photogrnphs of over 50
society women of St. Louis and Mis
souri, will decorate the walls of the
tea rooms of the board of lady mana
A party of 50 Pawnee and Wichita
Indians has arrived from Oklahoma
and will be quartered on the exposition
Indian reservation. Soon after the ar
rival of the pary a daughter was born
to the wife of Burgess Hunt, interpre
ter for the Wlchltas, and has been
DR. GRETH'S AIRSHIP.
A Slight Derangement In Machinery
Forced Him to Land.
San Francisco, May 3. Dr. Greth
Monday tried to make a trip to San
Jose In his airship, but after traveling
about five miles some slight disarrange
ment of the machinery "was discovered
and tho aerial voyager was forced to
make a landing. Dr. Greth was ac
companied by Engineer Frederick
Belcher. Dr. Greth was satisfied with
the results of thiB experimental flight,
because he accomplished a good deal
more than on former occasions, and
from it concluded that he is working
in the right direction. Dr. Greth made
a circular figure about a quarter of a
mile in circumference. It was evident
to those below that he had the ma
chine under control at that time for
he circled about, stopped the engines
and started them again? and then
started off to the south at a high rate
Edgar Fawcett Dead.
London, May 3. Edgar Fawcett,
tho American author, died here Mon
day after having ben unconscious for
several days. Death was caused by
cirrhosis of the liver. Funeral serv
ices will be held on Thursday. Ho
was .born in New Yorlt in 1847.
Death of Mrs. Edith Sutherland.
Washington, May 3. Mis9 Edith
Sutherland, tho eldest daughter of tho
late Surgeon General Charles Suther
land, of tho army, is dead here from
the effects of laudanum poisoning. Despondency.
THE KENTUCKY DERBY.
Elwood Won the Race In the Presence
of a Large Crowd.
Louisville. Ky.. May 3. After a win
ter of racing Elwood, C. H. Durnell's
bay colt, son of Free Knight, came
across the continent and Monday took
the most hotly contested Kentucky
Derby since the famous duel between
Proctor Knott and Spokane. The win
ner was the longest nriced horse In th
race and as usual Tennessee and the
Blue Grass went unanimously broke.
Ed Tierney was second and Brancas
third. Time 2:08. The track was
about two seconds slow.
The 30th running of the Kentucky
Derby, the oldest event of its kind on
the American turf, marked the opening
day of the spring meeting of the new
Louisville Jockey club. A crowd of
18,000 people saw the event The con
ditions of the race call for entries of
foals of 1901, three-year-olds, distance
one mile and a quarter, value to the
THE REPUBLICAN CONVENTION.
Four Delegates at Large to the Na
tional Convention to Be Selected.
Louisville, Ky., May 3. Delegates to
tho republican state convention which
will be held Tuesday are arriving on
every train and from present Indica
tions fully 1,800 of the 2,200 delegates
will be in the hall when the meeting is
called to order at 2 o'clock. It is be
lieved that John W. Yerkes will be
temporary chairman. The business
before the convention will be to select
four delegates to the republican na
tional convention from tho state at
large to reorganize tho state central
body and to name a member from the
state on the national committee.
Mr. Yerkes will have no opposition
for the latter honor. The delegates to
the national convention will be former
Gov. W. O. Bradley, Col. Morris B. Bel
knap, George W. Long and possibly R.
P. Ernst or a colored man from either
Louisville or Lexington.
A Duel With Shotguns.
Versailles, Ky., May 3. In a shot
gun duel two miles south of here Cur
tis Wafford, 26, shot Henry Saultman,
35, of near Lawrenceburg, twice, seri
ously wounding him. He was himself
shot In the hand by Saultman. A fam
ily quarrel caused the trouble. Waf
ford's sister had been divorced from
Saultman. Saultman Is in Jail.
Wants to Burn Ballots.
Newport, Ky., May 3. The time lias
expired for destroying the ballots cast
at the last November election in Camp
bell county, and County Clerk Joseph
Betz, of this city, requests the officers
of the election to return to him the
keys of the ballot boxes and the seals,
so that he can burn the ballots.
Bailey Steps Down and Out.
Lexington, Ky., May 3. Senator Jo
seph W. Bailey, who was one of the
largest individual stockholders In the
Kentucky Trotting Horse Breeders' as
sociation, has disposed of all his stock,
resigned his position as a director of
the association and absolutely severe 1
his relations therewith.
They Played Elwood.
Lexington, Ky., May 3. Strange to
say the local poolrooms were hit hard
Monday through Elwood winning the
Kentucky Derby. The California con
testant had many admirers, but al
though they placed their money on
him, it was little better than for a
A Long-Standing Feud.
Milton, Ky., May 3. A long-standing
feud between Capt. W. H. Taylor, Unit
ed States storekeeper, and M. W. Ha
gan, United States gauger, resulted in
n cutting affray late Monday afternoon
at the Rlchwood distillery here, which
may prove fatal to Capt. Taylor.
A Strong Parker Man.
Frankfort. Ky.. May 3. Ex-Senator
Lindsay, now a resident of New York.
is on a visit to his old home here. Ho
will argue a case In the appellate court
Tuesday. Senator Lindsay is a strons
Parker man, and Is pleased with the
Kentucky sentiment for Parker.
Frankfort, Ky., May 3. George L.
Barnes was elected chairman and
Grant L. Roberts secretary of the
Franklin county republican committeo
at the organization of tho newly elect
ed committeo Monday. The Yerkes
forces control tho committee.
Ordered to Pack Up and Go.
Newport, Ky., May 3. Tho band of
Russian Jews that pitched Its tent on
the banks of tho Ohio, at tho mouth of
Taylor's creek, between Newport and
Bellevue, several days ago, has been
ordered by the authorities to pack up
Charged With Malfeasance In Office.
Edfrardsvillo, 111., May 3. Pat Coyle,
mayor, and Patrick McCambridge,
chief of police, both of Madison, 111.,
wero brought hero Monday to give
bond after being arrested on warranto
charglng.malfeasanca in office.
STOCK JfARDS FIRE
Two Car Loads of Cattle at In
dianapolis Were Destroyed
by the Flames.
STOCK PENS AND SHEDS BURNED.
Nearly Forty Acres Were Swept by
the Fire Entailing a Total Loss
of About S250.000.
A Hotel Near the Yards Wai Threat
ened It Has Not Yet Been De
termined How the Disastrous
Indianapolis, Ind., May 3. Fire at
the Union stock yards Monday night
burned two carloads of cattle and al
most totally destroyed 30 acres of llv
stock shedB and pens, entailing a loss
estimated at $250,000 to the Belt rail
road and Union Stock Yards Co. Ow
ing to the isolated situation of the
sheds and pens the manufacturing and
packing plants were at no time endan
gered, although a high wind Increased
the difficulty in getting the flames un
der control. The origin of tho fire Is
At 2 o'clock Tuesday morning the
fire ngaln got beyond control. It Is be
lieved that the entire 40 acres of sheds
will be destroyed. A hotel near the
sheds is in danger.
A BIG STRIKE.
Between 10,000 and 12,000 Men on the
A., T. &. S. F. Road Affected.
Washington, May 3. Over S00 ma
chinists and a large number of allied
workers on the Atchison, Topeka &
Santa Fo railroad were reported out
on strike up to 5 o'clock Monday aft
ernoon. When tho whole striking
strength is brought out, embracing not
only the machinists but the allied met-.
al mechanics association, boiler mak
ers, blacksmiths, copper workers, help
ers, etc., as well, the total number In
volved, according to President O'Con
nell, of the machinists' union, may ap
proximate between 10,000 and 12,000,
men. The strike' was ordered on in
structions from headquarters here aft
er the men nlong the line had voted
unanimously In favor of the step. Tel
egram from John Mulholland, of Tole
do, national president of the Allied
Metal Mechanics, announced that he
has ordered his men to co-operate with
the machinists, which means a sym
pathetic strike from that quarter, em
bracing probably 1,000 men who were
engaged In semi-skilled labor in tho
Santa Fe shops. Mr. O'Connoll says
that the machinists are out all along
the Santa Fo from Chicago to San
Francisco and on its feeder lines.
FIRE IN A CIRCUS CAR,
Ten Valuable Wild Animals Perished
In the Flames.
Lincoln, Neb., May 3. A apodal
from Pawnee City says: A circus train
arrived hero late Sunday night. Early
Monday morning or.e of tho animal
keepers went through the elpphant
cars to seo that all was right, when
the gasoline torch which he carried
exploded and the entire car was imme
diately in flames and all tie animals in
the car were burned. Four camols,
three elephants, two snrrod cattle and
a blade bear perished. The loss is es
timated at about $30,000, with no in
surance. Hearst Men Scored a Victory.
Chicago, May 3. In tho democratic
primaries held Monday the followers
of William R. Hearst scored a victory
over the faction under'Carter H. Harri
son, which has heretofore been the
dominant power In the democratic par
ty In Cook county.
New Professorship of Philosophy.
New York, May 3. President Nich
olas Murray Butler, of Colombia uni
versity, Monday announced a gift, tho
amount of which was not made public,
from an anonymous donor, for the es
tablishment of a new professorship of
Receipts and Expenditures.
Washington, May 3. Tho monthly
comparative statement of tho govern
ment receipts and expenditures shows
that for tho month of April, 1904, the
total receipts wore $41,529,421 and the
Fired on American Vessel.
Havana, May 3. Cuban cutters fired
on and captured tho American schoon
er Irene, claiming that she was poach
ing on tho Bahla Honda sponge reefs.
The schooner was struck by several
shots and damaged.
Covington, Ky., May 3. Llconse In
spector Thornton appeared before
Judgo Pence and had warrants issued
for all doctors, dentists and lawyers
who have failed to take out a llcenao.