THE EVENING BULLETIN.
MAYSVILLE, KYM WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 1904.
Reported Five Battalions of Jap
anese Were Entirely Wiped
Out on the Peninsula.
THE REPORT LACKS CONFIRMATION
Jt is Said Cossacks Captured Two Jap
Transport Columns Leaving the
Army Without Supplies.
There Is Continual Skirmishing Be
tween Russian Cavalry and Jap
anese Cossacks Are Pressing
Them In the Hills.
Llao Yang, May. 25. A report has
been received from New Chwang say
ing that on May 18 five battalions of
Jnpanese troops reconnoltered to the
south almost as far as Kin Chou and
ran Into MaJ. Gen. Fock's artillery,
which was strongly posted on tho
heights In a narrow section of tho Llao
Tung peninsula and that the Japanese
were entirely wiped out. Tho report
London, May 25. The correspond
ent of the Morning Post at Mukden,
under date of May 24, says It Is re
ported there that Gen. Sennenkampff s
Cossacks captured two Japanese trans
port columns, thus leaving the Japan
ese army without supplies In a diffi
Llao Yang, May 25. There Is con
tinued skirmishing between the Rus
sian cavalry and the Japanese. Cos
Backs are pressing the Japanese In tho
hills and by roads generally driving
The general plan of the Japanese
bas not been divulged. They are ap
parently making time, awaiting the ar
rival of reserves from Korea, who
have been delayed owing to tho im
passability of the roads.
The Japanese jire sending all Inval
ids in tho direction of the Yalu to a
The Chinese report the destruction
of another Japanese battleship off Port
Arthur, but the report Is unconfirmed
and is not credited.
Several Japanese who landed from
junks near Port Arthur and started to
ward the town with the Intention cf
dynamiting the docks, were captured
The Russian wounded are recover
ing rapidly. Several wounded soldiers
deserted from the hospital and stole
back to the front
A typhoon Is raging off the coast.
Washington, May 25. Through our
ministers abroad the naval attaches of
the United States have been instructed
to report upon the number and danger
to neutral shipping of war mines float
ing off the Manchurlan coast. Tho in
formation will be placed In the hands
of the naval general board, who will
submit its views to the president, and
If occasion warrants it representations
will be made to the belligerents.
Llao Yang, May 25. It Is reported
from a Chinese source that the Japan
ese have evacuated Feng Wang Cheng
and are occupying villages in the sur
rounding territory. There is no ex
planation of this move, but it Is
thought that it may be connected with
the prevailing cholera epidemic.
' It Is on a Secret Mission to President
Paris, May 25. The Soir claims that
X has learned from a trustworthy
jource that Lieut. Gen. Baron Fred
erick and another member of the Rus
sian court who recently visited Paris,
came on a secret mission which had
for its purpose tho seeking of tho in
tervention and effective support of
he French government in the event of
China adopting an aggressive attitude
towards the Russians in Manchuria.
The paper alleges that tho government
pave a formal promise, of compliance
with Russia's request.
Portland, Ore., May 25. An official
flag for tho Lewis and Clark exposi
tion has been adopted. Tho design Is
n four colorsred, white blue and
follow symbolical of England, France,
Russia and Spain, tho countries which
first sent exploring expeditions to tho
The Vatican Controversy.
Paris, May 25. Tho government has
decided to fully present the Vatican
controversy, culminating in the recall
Df M. Nlsard, to tho chamber of deputies-.
A violent debate is expected and
the government is preparing for a
aioro radical action.
Suicided By Shooting.
St. Louis, May 25. Miss Beatrice
May Clifton, who was formerly cashier
of tho E-, J. Arnold Co., defunct tinf
investment company, committed sul
clde Tuesday night by shooting herself
in the breast. Ill health thp cause
MOTHER AND SON ARRESTED.
The Two Are Charged With Violating
the Hotel Law.
New York, May, 25. An elderly
woman who said she was Mrs. Anna D.
Smith and that her father was post
master general In President Lincoln's
cabinet, was arrested here Tuesday
charged with violating the hotel law.
Later her son, 30 years of age, who
gave his name as. Dennlson Smith, was
also arrested on a similar charge.
Mrs. Smith sent a noto to William H.
Bliss, nephew of Cornelius N. Bliss,
who, she said, was her lawyer. Mr.
Bliss denied that she was his client
and sent word to her that he was pow
erless to help her. Later he said, that
although he had not seen the woman
under arrest, ho had every reason to
believe that she was Anna Dennlson
Smith, daughter of Gov. William Den
nlson, of Ohio, who was postmaster
general under President Lincoln, and
continued In office by President John
son. Both arrests were made on com
plaint of Charles Dabb, of the Hotel
Navarre, who alleges that the woman
left the hotel five weeks ago owing
him $271 for board and rooms and for
mpney loaned, and that Dennlson
Smith occupied the suite of rooms with
his mother while she lived at the
Mrs. Smith declared that her arrest
was an outrage, that she left the ho
tel because of a difference with Dabb
and that she was waiting for a remit
tance from her brother, a broker, In
GILLESPIE MURDER CASE.
It Will Probably Go to the Jury On
Rising Sun, Ind., May 25. The fate
of James Gillespie, Myron Barbour,
his wife, Carrie, and Mrs. Belle Sew
ard, the four defendants In the now
famous Gillespie murder case, will
probably be entrusted to the 12 men
who are sitting. In judgment as jurors
some time Friday. The defense closed
its side of the great case at noon Tues
day. As the time for closing the great
legal battle draws near interest in the
trial is growing more Intense.
James Gillespie was cross-examined
Tuesday by Attorney Spaan. The wit
ness declared that he did not Are the
shot that killed his sister and had not
the slightest idea who did. He admit
ted that he did not go to the house tho
night of the murder and retired about
10:30 that night He did not attend
the funeral. He denied the statements
of all the witnesses for the prosecu
tion. Mrs. Belle Seward, one of the de
fendants and the last witness to take
the stand for the defense, gave her age
as 52 years. She said she was not In
the front room of her house on the day
that Elizabeth Gillespie was murdered.
She contradicted the testimony of her
brother Jim In the early portion of her
testimony by saying that Jim left the
supper table before she did on the
night of the assassination.
THE NIGHT OF THE MURDER.
McDonald and Wife Were Visitors at
the Fisher Home.
Bedford, Ind., May 25. When court
reconvened Tuesday Sherman Fisher
was called. He testified that. McDon
ald and his wife were visitors at tho
Fisher home on the night of the mur
der and told of being In Cosner's scale
ofllco with McDonald on the following
morning, when the murder was dis
cussed. Ho also testified that he was
with McDonald when Moses Koplan
told them the murdered woman was
Mrs. Hannah Fisher, mother of Mr..
McDonald, corroborated the testimony
of Sherman regarding the visit of Mc
Donald and his wife at her home on
tho night of tho murder.
L. E. Grlggsby testified that he was
not in his grocery, store from 4:25 un
til 7:30 on the night of January 21.
During cross-examination, Prosecutor
Miller and tho witness engaged in a
tilt over a question as to how often
McDonald visited Mr. Grlggsby's gro
cery. At tho conclusion of Grlggsby's
testimony, Attorney Palmer rose and
announced: "Your honor, the defense
rests." There was a noticeable mur
mur throughout the courtroom. The
court then adjourned.
Thought to Be That of Secretary Prall,
of the Elgin Watch Co.
Chicago, May 25. Tho badly de
composed body, of a man was taken
from tho Calumet river at the foot of
91st street Tuesday night, and from
articles found In tho clothing, it Is sup
posed to be that of W. G. Prall, secre
tary of the Elgin National Watch Co.,
who suddenly disappeared November
28, 1903. Tho body was discovered by
Frank Todd, a member of tho life sav
ing crew stationed at 91st street,
m I I' I W II LI' I MIJi w
Now YorK, May 25.-k?ol. James F.
Gookins, son of tho lato Chief Justice
Gookln8, of Indiana, is dead at a hotel
herefrom a stroke of apoplexy.
Sixtieth Anniversary of First Mes
sage Between Baltimore and
A DINNER GIVEN IN THE CAPITAL.
Clarence II. Macltay, President of the
Postal Telegraph Cable Co., Was
the Principal Speaker.
Prof. Mor6e, the Inventor, Got His Idea
From a Conversation Held On
Board An Atlantic Steamer
In October, 1853.
Washington, May 25. Clarenco H.
Mackay, president of the Postal Tele
graph Cable Co., gave a dinner Tues
day evening to the heads of his organ
ization in commemoration of the 60th
anniversary of tho first telegraphic
message sent between Baltimore and
Washington and the tenth anniversary
of the opening of the Postal building.
The guests Included all of the general
and many of the assistant superintend
ents from all sections of the United
States, including even California and
Texas. The only other guests present
were the officers of the company.
Mr. Mackay made an address in
which he said:
"In October, 1853, when Prof. Morse
was crossing on the packet ship "Sul
ly," the conversation one evening turn
ed upon the recent discoveries In lec-tro-magnetlsm,
and the experiments of
Ampere with the electro-magnet
Some one asked If the velocity of elec
tricity was retarded by the length of
the wire. Dr. Jackson, who was pres
ent, answered that electricity passes
instantaneously over any known length
of wire. Prof. Morse, who had been
listening Intently, remarked: 'If the
presence of electricity can be madfc
visible In any part of the circuit I see
no reason why Intelligence may not be
transmitted Instantaneously by elec
Ity.' The Idea took root In Mr. Morse's
brain, and going up on deck, he paced
up and down until the early hours of
" 'If the spark,' he reasoned, 'will go
ten miles without stopping, I can makp
It go around the globe.' How true
this unconscious prophecy proved, you
will-all remember, when on the 4th of
July last year President Roosevelt
sent a message on the completion of
the Pacific cable containing 31 words,
which traversed around the globe, 28,
974 miles of wire, in 12 minutes, at the
rate of 2,415 miles per minute. My
answer to the president, of 42 words,
occupied exactly nine minutes over the
same distance, or 3,219 miles per min
ute. "Gentlemen, let us bow to the mem
ory and genius of Prof. Morse, whoso
name, in the annals of this country,
has found its rightful place among
those of the immortals."
THE BRAZILIAN PAVILION.
It Vas Formally Opened On the Ex
St. Louis, May 25. The beautiful
pavilion erected by Brazil at the
World's fair was formally opened
Tuesday night. May 24 was chosen as
the date of the opening ceremonies as
it marks the anniversary of the great
est battle In South America's history,
when, on May 24, 18G5, Brazil and Par.
aguay fought at Tuyuty, In Paraguay.
The pavilion has been declared by
critics of high authority to be the most
imposing building on the grounds.
TO TEST TORPEDOES.
The Various Types Will Be Tried By
Washington, May 25. Extenslvo
tests with various types of torpedoes
will be begun by the navy next month
at Newport and Sag Harbor. The re
markable torpedo work in the Russo
Japanese war has aroused increased
Interest in tho navies of all nations
and the competition will be keener
than ever to perfect an efficient tor
pedo for naval use.
Leaving For tho United States.
Washington, May 25. Charge Daw
son, at Rio, Brazil, reports that the
station laborers who constitute half of
the workers on tho coffee plantation
In San Paulo, are leaving Brazil for
the United States because they are not
paid their wages. .
Senator Mason's Trip to Cuba.
Havana, May 25. Former United
States Senator Mason left for New Or
leans Tuqsday on the steamship Louis
iana after having paid Interesting vis
its to President PaJma, Gen. Gomez
and many other prominent Cubans.
MayhingfKyM May25. John H. Bid
die, 97, an old settler of Long Fork
creek, died Monday night after being
an Invalid 40 years.
IN A SAD PLIGHT.
Jockey Minder's Mind Gone as a Re
suit of a Fall.
Louisville, Ky., May 25. Jockey
Minder, who was Injured by a fall oi
Ratiuweller In the fifth race on the
seventh day of the recent meeting at
Churchill Downs on May 19, is at
Norton infirmary perfectly well in
body, but in mind a child.
His memory Is completely gone, as
the result of the accident, and he la
a boy of C again, instead of a youth of
20. He will be taken to his home at
Brooklyn Wednesday, and It Is believed
that In time his recollection of events
may be restored and he may become
a man again, instead of a 6-year-old,
as he Is at present.
Now he wants toys, and has to be
given a nickel to persuade him to
take his medicine.
He Will Appoint a Judge o Try the
Breathitt County Cases.
Cynthiana, Ky., May 25. Circuit
Clerk Robinson Tuesday issued a cer
tificate that Judge Fryer had refused
to try the Breathitt county cases. Gov.
Beckham will appoint a special judge.
Sheriff Ed Callahan and Judge B. F.
French are hero to stand trial for al
leged subornation of perjury. Sena
tor Alexander Hargls, who Is also here,
Is on the bond of Callahan and French.
The cases against "TIckey" Jim Black
for alleged perjury will probably be
tried at this term of court, while those
of Adams and Bowling will probably
BODY REDUCED TO A PULP.
Despondent Man Hurls Himself From
the Tenth Story.
Louisville, Ky., May 25. Despon
dent because of business troubles,
Julian W. Courts Tuesday hurled him
self from the tenth story of the Co
lumbia building. His body was re
duced to a pulp on the pavement be
low. Courts was employed as a claim
clerk for the Louisville, Henderson &
St. Louis railroad. He was the son
of C. Winn Courts, a Russellville
(Ky.) banker. The act was witnessed
by several passersby.
Threats of Violence Made.
Owensboro, Ky., May 25. Rev. W.
W. Armour, who killed his son at Sac
ramento, was arraigned In examining
trial at Calhoun Tuesday mronlng.
The prisoner waived examination.
More people were in Calhoun than
have been In ten years. Threats of
violence were so bitter that the court
ordered the prisoner sent here for safe
Lost Three Children In One Week.
Central City, Ky., May 25. Mr and
Mrs. William Cassiday have lost three
of their children In one week, from
spinal meningitis. They had just re
turned from the funeral of the second
one to find the third one dead on Sun
day. They have three children left,
one of whom is suffering from the (lis
Storm In Mt. Sterling.
Mt. Sterling, Ky., May 25. Great
damage to farm property was done in
this county by a terrific wind, hail and
rain storm. Tho residence of Robert
C. Gatewood was damaged by lightning.
Tho hail ruined a number of tobacco
beds, killing calves, pigs and lambs.
Druggists Are Worried.
Newport, Ky., May 25. The secret
crusade of revenue agents against New
port druggists who have not paid gov-,
ernment license for retailing liquor
has caused the knights of the mortar
anu IJUHWU Jiiucu wuuy. J. iwoi u
dozen have been found remiss.
Guardian Bailey's Fee.
Frankfort, Ky., May 25. The case
of Anna Staggenberg vs. S. C. Bailey,
ietc, trom xsiewpori was reversed uy uiu
court of appeals, tho court holding that
$50 was a sufficient attorney fee for
'S. C. Bailey, who acted as guardian ad
litem for an Infant heir.
The Kentucky G. A. R. Encampment.
Frankfort, Ky.. May 25. The annual
state encampment of the Kentucky G.
A. R. will meet hero Wednesday. Tho
three candidates for state commander
'are T. W. Bousmlth, of Bollevue; R. B.
Headbon, of Covington, and Jacob Sel
bert, of Louisville.
Catholic Knights and Ladies.
Louisville, Ky., -May 25. The na
tional convention of the Catholio
Knights and Ladles of America was
called to order In Louisville Tuesday.
Over 200 delegates, representing the
10,000 members o tho order, are in at
tendance. New York, May 25. Tho schedules
filed by Sully & Co. in tho United
States district court Tuesday show
firm liabilities of $3,668,930 and assets
of $4,119,627. Of tho Indebtedness $V
369.4C2 are unsecured. -,
A MOSQUITO FIGHT
The Mexican Government Has a
Brigade oi 900 Men at -Work
in Vera Cruz.
SIMILAR WORK AT OTHER POINTS,
Chief Entomologist Howard of the De
partment of Agriculture Returns
From a Tour of Inspection.
Dr. Howard Also Made a Thorough
Study of the Boll Weevil Situation
In Mexico and the Cotton Dis
tricts of the South.
Washington, May 25. Dr. L. O.
Howard, chief entomologist of the de
partment of agriculture, has returned
from a tour of Investigation of the boll
weevil and yellow fever mosquito prob
lems In Mexico. As a result of his In
vestigation he says It Is possible for
yellow fever epidemics to occur at
higher levels in Mexico than so far has
been the case and that such epidemics
will occur at the higher elevations if
nothing Is done to check them. Tho
Mexican government has had a bri
gade of 900 men at work on the mos
qulto'fight In Vera Cruz since last No
vember and similar work is in pro
gress at Tampico, Victoria, Linares,
Monterey, Progresso, Merlda, Cordova,
Orisaba and other points on the Vera
Cruz line. Extensive fumigation work
Is in progress.
Dr. Howard made a thorough study
of the boll weevil situation in Mexico
but failed to find the weevil parasite.
He discovered, however, that the boll
weevil has reached an elevation of f
000 feet, which is much higher than
was expected the pest would go. Ow
ing to the climate Mexico can not
adopt the remedial measures which
are used in this country and on ac
count of the great ravages of the wee
vil Dr. Howard expresses the belief
that Mexico could never compete In
cotton with the United States.
Dr. Howard also visited Louisiana
and examined the precautions adopted
in tho effort to keep the weevil out of
that state. Dr. J. H. Stubbs, director
of the Louisiana state experiment sta
tions, says he feels confident that It
can be kept out for some years. The
Louisiana shore of the Sabine river Is
the most dangerous means of spread
ing tho pest into Louisiana from Tex
as. The rest of the state boundary Is
heavily timbered, and Is patrolled by
men for whose services the state Is re
imbursed by the federal authorities.
Even the Negro laborers who cross tho
boundary are rigidly Inspected and In
two places In the state where the wee
vil appeared last year tho crops are
not being cultivated at all this season.
CHARGED WITH BIGAMY.
Mrs. Pearl Lesage and W. Marshall
Arrested at Atlanta, Ga.
Atlanta. Ga., May 25. Married, de
serted, married again, thinking her
first husband dead, learning after-
wards that he had married his own'
stepmother, and then arrested on the
charge of bigamy, is the fate of Mrs.
Pearl I.esage, or Mrs. Marshall, of
Oakland City. Equally strenuous was
the day for W. Marshall, a private In
Company I, Sixteenth regiment, U. S.
A., stationed at Fort McPherson. Mar
shall is the second husband of Mrs.
Lesnge or Marshall, and was arrested
by the marshal of Oakland City on
the charge of bigamy, and when Mrs.
Lesage or Marshall went to the jail
to ascertain tho cause of the arrest of
her second husband, she was arrested
on the charge of bigamy. The peculiar
part of the whole affair Is that he
scage, the first husband of the woman,
is said to have married his own step
mother, and is now residing at Platts
burg Barracks, N. Y.
CHICAGO MACHINISTS STRIKE.
They Want An Increase in Wages and
a' Saturday Half Holiday.
Chicago, May 25. Five hundred ma
chinists struck Tuesday when the Goss
Printing Co. and the Charles F. Elms
Engineering Co. refused to sign the
agreement prepared by tho Interna
tional Association of Machinists. Tho
agreement presented asks for 32 to 37
cents per hour and Saturday half holi
day In tho summer months. The last
offer of the employers was from 30 to
35 cents per hour for a nine-hour day
with no mention of a Saturday half
holiday, and asked absolute freedom to
employ unskilled labor on machine
The Speed Will Case.
Frankfort, Ky., May 25. The court
of appeals hns uphold the validity ofc
tho will of Mrs. Fanny Speed; of Lou
isville, who devised $250,000 to tho
board of education of the Methodist
church and $250,000 to her relatives. ..
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