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The Weather. Generally fair tonight and Friday; colder; minimum temperature tonight, about 20 degrees above zero. Temper ature at 7 a. m., 33; 3:30 p. m., 45. J. M. SHERIER, Observer. T CLE A ft TATE'S. FIT FOR AJVy HOME. VOL. LIV. NO. 122. THURSDAY. MARCH 0, 1905. PRICE TWO CENTS. DRAWING THE IRON RIG ABOUT THE MAIN BODY OF KUROPATKIN'S ARMY ROCK SENATOR BATE, OF TENNESSEE, DIES; TOOK CHILL AT THE INAUGURATION Exposure of March 4 Fatal Was Twice Governor of His State and Veteran of Mexican and Civil Wars. C0f;l IfflTTEE APPROVES DOMINGO TREATY SAN Railroad Reported Cut Between Mukden and Tie Pass. TALK OF A SURRENDER Russian Ministry Refuses to Discuss Peace Even in Face of Defeat. Tokio, March 9, 4 p. m. The Japa nese have cut the railway north of Mukden. New Chwang, March 9. It is report ed here that Tie pass has been invest ed by the Japanese and that Kuro pat kin, having no alternative, will possi bly be forced to surrender within a week. With Japanese Left Armies, March 8. (Delayed). The left armies have cut and destroyed the railroad be tween Tie pass and Mukden. Rus sians are in retreat over tho northern roads. Krtrrnt lu "on f union. The left column of these armies is seven miles north of the Hun river and five miles west of the railroad and has had a fierce fight with a Russian force thrice its number. The Russian casualties were 10,000. The Russian center is retreating in great confus ion. It n 1 1 mini Itrpnirrel. Mukden. March S. ( Delayed.) The Japanese; (hiring the night broke through the Russian lines, reached the railroad and slightly damaged the line. The Russians later drove them away, arid the line was repaired and traffic resumed. Early this morning heavy fighting was in progress against the Russian right Hank division, anil a report was received of the presence Of columns of Japanese far northward and marching westward. Itrtnkr I.unt IIMIm. RennenkamplT's Headquarters, March 7. (Delayed.) In pursuance of orders to retake at any cost the positions at Oubenepusa. lost at nightfall, the Rus sians at midnight stormed and captured the hills in the center. Among the dead was a Japanese general in full uniform. Toklo VlrhmtrH. Tokio. March 9. Although the act ual extent of the success gained by Oyatna's army is unknown, Tokio is already celebrating the victory. Flags are going up all over the city, crowds are on the streets, and congratulations are pouring into the war and army offices. Oyama has prohibited his troops from entering Mukden in masses, in order to preserve respect for the tombs and sacred places of the imper ial Ohinesjj household and protect the welfare of the inhabitants. Ilnr All South or linn. Ti'.;to, March Headquarters of the Japanese armies reported today as follows: "The whole district west of the rail road and south of the Hun river is in our hands. '"In the district north of Mukden we have occupied Siaochitun five miles northwest of Mukden, Pachiatzu. two mile northeast of Siaochitun. and Santaitso five miles north of Mukden. Our force destroyed the railroad north of Mukden. "Since yesterday the enemy fre quently and fiercely shelled our killed and wounded who were being remol d en stretchers and in carriages." GIVE FEW FACTS. BUT INSIST KUROPATKIN HAS MET NO DISASTER St. Petersburg. March 0. The veil was drawn ever the prepress of Kuro patkin's hereic effort i extricate his beaten army but the general staff in sists while he has been defeateei. yet there has been no elisaster. The peril f the whole army, especially the rear guard, is admitted and Mukden may have been evacuated during the night. aliheMigh nothing definite has been re ceMved on this peint. One of Ijnevitch's cerps was hur rietlly withdrawn eluring Wednesday night and dispatched to nuppeirt Haul bar's hard pre;?sed force's who were fgniing eifT Nugi's flanking- legions west and northwest of tho city. At the same time the re-mainde-r of Line- vitch's army fell back to the north bank ef the Hun river where it cheek- e el temporarily the pursuing columns cf Kuroki whei hemmed him in on the west, south and east. Uah Mor orth. All day yesterday and lat n'it TAKES NEW TURN, Transportation Strike in New York May Extend to Pow er Houses. EMPLOYES ARE IMPORTUNED Service on Subway Improves But Elevated Line East is Tied Up. New York. March 9. Interest in the strike of the subway and elevated railway employes now centers on a proposed effort to cause a sympathetic walkout of engineers and firemen at all the power houses, so as to paralyze all traffic. Improvriiirnt lu Operating. There appeared to be a marked im provement in the operation of trains in the subway this morning. Other wise little change was noted. Traffic on the east elevated lines is almost at a standstill. Only isolated disturbances occurred during the night and were limited to a few fistic encounters. the wounded, munitions, baggage and stores streamed notthward. The rail road and the Mandarin road were al most blocked at the last moment not withstanding the fact that an immense c mount of stores, etc., was removed last week. The Russo-Chinese bank was removed to Tie Pass Sunday. Some of the projections are reaching the railroad. TrylnK to Clo- Klngc. N'eigi, according to the latest authen tic Russian reports, has already reach ed a post oposiie the station of Sou hatai, half way between Mukden and Tie Pass but it is believed his left is swinging still further north for a blow at the line of communicat iwns which would realize Oyama's plan for clos ing an iron ring. ny Line la Open. The Tokio report that the railroad is actually cut is not confirmed here at the telegraph office, on the contrary eleciaring communicat ien with Kuro patkin is still open. Jiinnnxe Kniuillc. The losses already exceed those of any battle ef the war. The fanaticism displayed by the Japanese is shown in an instance mentioned by a Russian correspondent who describee! how a captured Japanese broke away from his captors and threw himself head foremost into a Chinese well. Itrkint IVace Iden. While the defeat of Kuropatkin has re vived talk of peace it is tcx early yet to measure to its full effect. If Kuropatkin succeeds in drawing off his army no matter how badly shat tered the war office insists the situa tion will be unchanged. EARLIER FIGHTING IS NEARLY ALL FAVORABLE TO THE JAPANESE ARMS St. Petersburg, March 9. Kuropat kin. telegraphing Wednesday, says: '"On the right bank of the Hun river the enemy has assumed the offensive towards Mukden from northwest and nerth. "The center and left flank of our rmi's have fallen back without fight ing em entrenched petitions em the right bank of the Hun river. Driter In let jM-hnienta. "Today the enemy attacked upon the north front, driving small detachments ef outposts from the village of Pudia sa. about two miles northwest of the village of Trent san." The above would indicate the Jap anese force is between Mukden aud Tie pass. Itnniana Hold Ilrre. Mukden, March P. 2:30 a. m. The Japanese yesterday attacked the vil lage of Pudiasa. northwest of the im perial tombs, and a stubborn fight fol- lowed, but the Russians advanced ;;nd the guard was obliged te abandon the illasre. During the night the Japanese attack ed! the village of Sactaitse. north of the imperial tombs. The fighting contin ues. Japanese outposts have reached Hir ant,chan. em the south front. A heavy cannonade is in progress there. GENERAL PINS CROSS OF ST. GEORGE ON PRIVATE FOR HEROIC CONDUCT Mukden. March 9. During the fight ing TuesJay Gen. Kaulbars decorated with his own cross ef St. George a srarpshexiter named Ivan Rarkoff who though wounded in the hand declined to go to the rear te have it bandaged. Kaulbars. em ascertaining that Bar- (Continued on Eighth rase.) ffl !1C'S2L ULUbtU DT rATIllENI Russian Government Turns Over Sum of $325,000 for English Suf ferers. London, March 9. Russian Ambassa dor Benckendorff today paid $323,000 to Foreign Secretary Lansdowne in settlement of the North sea claims, and the incident was thus closed. BEEF INQUIRY WILL PROCEED Report Will Have No Effect on the Investigation. Washington, March 9. Although the attorney general declines to dis cu?R tho subject, it is known that the report of the department of commerce and labor oh the beef industry, pub lished last week, will have no effect upon the inrestUgation now being con ducted by the department of justice to ascertain whether the injunction is sued against the "beef combine" in Chicago is being observed. This in vestigation will proceed as originally planned. LYNCH NEGRO WHO IS THIEF White Residents of Tullahoma, Tenn., Take Man From the Jail. Tullahoma, Tenn., March 9. Ronce Gwynn, a negro, was lynched here by white residents. He was taken from the jail, where he was held on a charge of larceny, and hanged to a tree near the center of the town. Americans Moving to Canada. Ottawa, Ont., March. 9. W. J. White, chief inspector of immigration agen cies, who has just returned from an extensive tour in the United States, reports that arrangements are about perfecieel for an extensive migratory movement from the I'nited States to Canada. Mr. White believes that fully C.it.OOO settlers .will coxae to the domin ion from across the line this year, as against 4G,0o( last year. Vetoes Anti-Vaccination Law. Sacramento, Cal.. March 9. Gov. Pardee has vetoed the bill to prevent vaccination being made a cemdition of admission to the public schools. CASE IS CLOSED Defense Makes Short Work of it in the Chadwick Bank ing Tiial. EXPERT IS PUT ON THE STAND Testimony Directly Opposed to That of Bank Officials Examined Yesterday. Cleveland, Ohio. March 9. The de fense in th'? Chadwick case closed at 10:45. T. C. Doolittle, a bookkeeping ex- Iert. gave evidence directly oppeiseel to the testimony of Assistant Cashier Avery and Receiver Lyon, of the Ober lin bank, who said Mrs. Chadwick had neither money nor credit at the bank at the time any of the certified checks were issued. Would Tnkf From Jury. Counsel for Mrs. Chadwick entered a motion ashing that the case be tak en from the jury and the defendant eiischarged on the ground that the evi dence was insufficient to prove she had committed an offense against the I'nited States. The entire afternoon was devoted to an argument on the motion. (intrranirnt lrI A erfterda J'. After presenting i:s most important evidence against Mrs. Chadwick, the government yesterday afternoon clos ed its case against the woman. The most imjortam point yet made by the state was gaine-el when District Attorney Sullivan secured the admis sion as evidence of two elrafts aggre gating $Mtiu issued by the Oherlin bank in favor ef Mrs. Chadwick on Aug. 24. l&fi.l. On the same date Mrs. Chad wick obrained from the bank a certified check for $12,500. and Receiver Lyon testified there was nothing on the bexks of the bank to show that Mrs. Chadwick tht-n had a cent of money in the bank or was entitled to credit. liet I) raft a V it bout ('Hah. The drafts were entered on the books of the bank one month and five days after being issued. During this time the books of the Oberlin bank showed the money was he'.d to its credit at the Importers' & Traders' National bank in New York, while in reality it was in the possession of Mrs. Chadwick. Washington, March 9. Senator Bate, of Tennessee, dieel at his apartments in the Ebbett house at C this morning. Pneumonia and a defective heart. He was aged 78. Rate attended the inauguration ceremonies on the 4th, and his death is believed to be due primar ily to exposure on that occasion. .sufTrrrd n Chill. He suffered a slight chill on thr.t day. but continued his official duties and occupied his seat in the senate last DASHED TO DEATH Rope Breaks Precipitating Sev en Men to Bottom of Mine. Wilkesbarre, Pa., March 9. While seven men were being hoisted in a car riage in the Clear Spring colliery at West Pitson, today, the rope broke and the men were hurled to the bot tom, a distance ofi2r.it feet. All were killed. MARRIAGE VOWS MADE VOID BY TUBERCULOSIS Judge Decides Man Sued for Damages By Jilted Sweetheart Need Not Pay. Seattle, Wash., jMarch 9. "No man should be mulctad in damages who breaks a promise iie has made to mar ry a woman who, he afterwards learns, is afflicted with tuberculosis." This was the opinion given by Su perior Judge Albertson in passing up on, motion to strike out certain Ques tions, propounded in suit of Rosena E. Grover against Mayor Zook of Ballard, in which the yoking woman seeks to recover from him ?25,m.iu damages for breach of promise. In an answer filed by the mayor he admitted that he had promised to marry the young woman and would have done so had he net discovered after his promise was made that she was affected with tuberculosis. The court declared that in a mar riage contract three parties were con cerned the man, the woman, and the state. anrl that the state had the right to prevent any marriage which would be dangerous to its welfare. RAILROADS AND WISCONSIN IN A GAME OF FREEZE-OUT Companies Decide to Abandon Improvements and Extensions in the State. All Madison, Wis., March 3. Wisconsin has drawn the wrath of the railroads. Resentful because of the attitude of Gov. La Follette and the state legisla ture, the public carrier companies have decided to Abandon all extensions in the state until the popular temper becomes more ffienelly. Tiie building rf new lines is to be stopper!, orders for new equipment are to be canceled, projected improvements that would e-est millions of dollars are to be stay ed, and the Northwestern, the St. Paul and either roads will engage the state in a game of freeze-out. This decision will stop, it is stated, fully $10,000.ooo worth of improve ments which the Northwestern and St. Paul roads had purposed making during 1905. PROCEEDS ON SUICIDE THEORY -j : Attorney General in Honolulu Directs Stanford Investigation. Hfuiolulu. March An unusual turn in the investigatiem into the death of Mrs. Jane Stanford ejf California came yesterday when Attorney Gen eral Andrews began directing his ques tions with the evident idea of bringing out the probability that Mrs. Stanford committed suicide. The taking of tes timony in the case was completed last night. The police here are of the opin ion that if Mrs. Stanford was murder eel the guilty persons are in San Fran cisctj. ALIENS LEAVE VENEZUELA Declare It Unsafe for Them to Remain Under Castro Government. Willemstad, Curacao. Feb. 2J. (By Cerrespondence.) Every vessel from I-a Guaira brings many persons who feel the situation in Venezuela is such 'hat foreigners will soon not be safe there. Tourists are hurrying out of the ?ountry, and the few venturesome trav elers who go there are subjected to many indignities by customs officials. Even all private letters and documents are read. Tuesday. He became suddenly ill at the dinner table that evening, ami was put to bed. His condition became steadily worse and all hope for his re covery was given up yesterday. Tvl-r (iovrriiur. He was twice governor of Tennessee, a veteran of the Mexican and civil wars, and had been a conspicuous member of the senate IS years. The remains will be taken to Nashville for interment. RIOTS AT MINES; SEVERAL KILLED .Quioksilver Region in Southern Rus sia Scene of a Slaughter. St. Petersburg, March 9. A tele gram from Ekaterinoslav, south Rus sia, says five miners have been killed and 13 wounded in a conflict between strikers of the quick silver mines and soldiers in the district of Bakhmut. Revolutionary disorders have brok en out at Smolensk, middle Russia. GIRL SAVES 11,700 PENNIES Sends Mass of Coppers to Bank on a Dray to Start Savings Account. Rockford. 111., March 9. Inez Gates, daughter of the keeper of a small store in the suburbs, eleposited with the Rockford National bank at one time 1 1 ,700 pennies to start a savings ac4ount. Her father had been giving her the excess of pennies each night for a leng time ami she had kept them in a soap box. not spending or count ing them. A few days ago she con ceived the idea of getting interest em the money, and went to a bank to see if the pennies would be received. She was tohf to wrap in packages of 25 and bring them down. She spent more than a day making up the pack ages and then carried the pennies to the teller on a dray, the mass weigh ing over pounds. IT PAID REBATES Kansas Investigators Find Santa Fe Cave Back Money to Shippers. SUM OF $1,198,352 IN 1902 Standard Oil Company Believed to Habe Been Concern Ben efited Most. Topeka. Kans., March 9. During the year e-nding June SO, 1 902, the Atchi son, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad cemi pany paid back to shippers the sum of $1.19H.352, and it s believed that vouchers tej be cejllecte-d by Attorney General Coleman will show that the greater part ef this amount was paid to the Standard Oil company and either monojxilies and was really rebates in violation tf the state law. Thin fact was developed in the ex amination of V. J. Healy, freight, audi tor of the Santa Fe. before the attorney general, who is taking de-pej.sitions in the case to be instituted in Chautauqua county, to ascertain whethe r the Santa Fe was violating the anti trust law of Kansas. Mr. Healy says that this amount con stitutes the total overcharges made for the rear and that he cannrt give the names ef the: shippers to whom pay ments were- made? withejut referring le the ejriginal vouchers. Ir-llnrM l amr. Healy said that it would take three or feur months to get the1 vouchers, and nn the advice e.f R. W. Dunlap. general attorney for the Santa Fe. Mr. Healy tcmpfrariiy declined to consent o an examination of his vouchers and rec ords. At a conference ef Santa Fe of ficials soon to be held it will be declde-d whether tr allow the state to examine the company's books. It ia the theory of the state that these overcharges in reality are rebates, and that an examination of th-? vouchers will show that tb monopolies have profited more than any ether. Gen. Booth is a Jerusalem. Jerusalem, March f. Gen. Rojth ot the Salvation Army has arrived hre. He intenels to hold a series ef meet ings. The jwrte has directed the !ecal authorities to prohibit Turkish sub jects from attending th':e meetings. WILSON IS SEATED Prohibitionist Wins Over Bowles, Democrat, in the House Con tested Election Case DAILEY FAVORS McCASKRIN Chairman cf Elections Committee Will Hold Back Report and May Not Submit It At All. Springfield. 111., March 5. The heiuse yesterday afternoon unseated Representative William A. Bowles, demecrat of the Ferty-first district. and seated Alonzo E. Wilson, prohibi tionist, by a vote of to 4C. The vote was almost a party vwte, all the repub licans voting to seat Wilson. Burke. Mundy, Rapp and Webster, democrats, and Sheen and Gaumer. prohibitionists voted with the republicans. The fight of the aftermion came over the reconsideration ef Mr. 11c Geortys motion to recommit the re port ef the committee with instruc tion to recount the ballots under the opinion offered by former Attorney General Hamlin in the Coe)ke-McCas-krin contest. Mr. Tippit, the demo cratic leaeler, endeavered to prevent recemsideration, but was overruled, and the speechmaking began. Dallfj- Ih Ilriinl. Fer an hour Mr. Lindly defended Attorney General Stead"s opinion as to how ballots should be counted. Mr. Gray, on the democratic side, attacked! the elecisiem. Chairman Dai ley of the elections committeen then protested, in one of the best speeches delivered this year on the floor of the house, against another count, because the sec recy of the ballots already had been destroyed. On the vote to recensider the mo tion to recommit and have ane)ther re cotiut the motion was hst by SO to 46. Ambroz and Islem, socialists. veted to re'censider, but switched to the demo cratic side, when the roll call to un seat Mr. Howies was being taken. Wilson probably will take his seat tomorrow, although he may not be seated until Monday The e-emmittee report en his case was that he had been elected by a plurality ef more than 500, and that ne matter what sys tem ef counting was adopted he; would have been femnd elected. The; commit tee also toek semie pains to explain that no renVctiem was cast on the judg es ef election in Joliet and other towns ef the; Fortv-first district, where faulty .counting was dene'. The- committee heldlhat they had been "careless" and had made "mistakes." SnM MrCnwkrln Will Krrp Sent. One more case re-mains for the house to decide; that ef McCaskrln and Cooke. Dailey will make ne re jmrt un til the closing days of the sessiem, or, if the report be made, the house; will allow MeCaskrin te kee'p his seat. In addition to the hejuse proee-eding in the Wilson mse; there was another election squabble in the legislature, un kind remarks being made by senators to each other while in committee con sidering the Sucher-Putnani cemtest. Senator Dunlap made a ceTtain rule governing counting which brought down em his head the wrath ef Senaters Jandus ami Cunningham, who elclarcfl the rules had been fixed to favor Put nam. C ivil Srrvlcr Hill l. K.'1. Ry a vote ef 13 to 5 the house civil service committee; decided te report euf the broad civil service bill, includ ing all state charitable and penal in stitutions and business offices, but ex empting spe-eifie officers in most of the eb'partments. This Is the bill which was report -d out and hauled back Tuesday. A full meeting ot the commit tee was seen reel. Three ef the five members voting against the bill were in favor of including the grain inspec tion office, as they had received cem plaints from farme rs and requests that civil service be established in that de partment. M- liakrfn ll.l t Voir. Reynejlds voted to seat Wilson. Ma-i gill was net pre-snt. and MeCaskrin elid not veite. though present. Chairman Dailey, ff the house ele-cti'lns commit t , stste-d trday that the Cooke-Me--Caskrin contest would nejt b- re-ported to the b'ise this week, and he elid not know how long it woulel be. In fact. SWEDISH REPUBLICANS MEET Annual Held at Peoria Today Recep tion for Deneen. Peoria, UL, March . Delegates are he-re for the; annual meeting tl the Il linois Swelish-Amcriean club. Gov. Dnen will arrive this afternoon with Speaker Shurtleff, and will be tender ed a re-coption at the Natirmal hotel. From present Indications Rev. Alfred Appel. jf Pe-ejria, ia the mrsf likely candieiate for the presidency ejf the e!".b. Agress to It as Amended by a Strict Party Vote. NOW GOES TO SENATE Would Avoid Having This Made a Precedent for Fu ture Cases. Washington. March 9. After a ses sion of seven minutes the senate ad journed today out of respect to tho memory of the late Senator Hate. Washington. March 3. The senate committee em foreign relations teulay agreed favorably to the San Domingo treaty as amended. The vote was on party lines, every republican voting for the treaty and every democrat against it. lVrr--tl IrMtrrduy. The treaty was practically perfect ed yesterday by the committee so far as the phraseology is cemcerned, and without regard to the principles In volved in the procedure proposed by the Dominican convention. All amendments adopted by the com mittee were with the general aim of making the pie.se ien cevered stand alone, anel of removing all chance of it being used as a precedent fer like procedure in enher countries under the guise of being required by the Monroe doctrine. For instance, one of the first amendments strikes euit. that portion ef the second paragraph of the pre amble, which has been construed as a definition ami applicatiem ef the Mon roe doctrine; te the San lemingo case. KciiiIm ii I'ratlriat. Discussion of the San Domingo treaty in executive session of the sen ate was complicated by the protest submitted by Senator Teller from members of the Haytien ami Domini can colonies ejf Europe?. It was elated in Paris, ami was directed against the protocol ejf Jan. 20, which was negotia ted immediately prior te the present protocol, but never was submitted to the senate. llt-lI n ll-lntor. It is asserte'd by the protectants that President Merales, of the Dominican republic, is dictator, anel by entering into this agreement with the United States is indirectly r.t teinpt ing to ced te the I'nited States territory, which he fears he cannot hold. HIGH PLACE PROPOSED FOR A GALESBURG MAN w. G. Edens Leader Among Candi dates for Fourth Assistant Postmaster General. Washington. March D. Senator Cui loin had a long conference with Post master General Cortclyou yesterday, anil the slock ef William G. Kdcns, ejf Galesburg, as a candidate for fourth assistant postmaster general has correspondingly had a great rise. His friends are confielent that Mr. Edens will be; selectd as the succes sor ef Gen. Uristew. Another 1111 noisan, R. F. I.awse.n, post maate.-r at Effingham. is a candidate- fer the place, but if the appointment goes to Illinois Mr. Edens will be clmse-n. For mer Coinptrejller of the Currency Charles W. Daw-s ef Chie:agi Is nift tiemeel in inne r erircle.n as a mejst like ly camlidate f,r Secrt-tary ef the Treasury when Mr. Shaw retires, un less the president intend.-; te transfer Poit master General Cortclyou to that post and fill his plane? with a new man. FAIRBANKS UP FOR 1908 Republican Editorial As&ociation For mally Starts Boom. Washington. March 'J. Charles Warren Fairbanks was publicly named for th- preside-ncy in 1'JhH ye'sterelay anel under clrcumftatice-s whie-h e-ause; great siKnifi'-arie-e1 tej ! attae-hee to the- evnt by polifieal ejlwrvcrs. H was giv'n a welcome at a mee-tin;; ef the National Republican Eliterial asKeciatien. and the; wiggestien of his canelielacy fejr the; preside-ncy in 110S was received with the greatest enthus iasm. fQ THE GERMAN PALACE AFIRE Blaze in Coal and Wood Cellar at Ber line Does Damage. Berlin, March 'J. Fire broke out early this rneu-ning in the extensive, coal and wtrxl cellar under the wing of the n;w palace of Potsdam. The flame-s were extinguishe-d after six hours. The imperial family was in Berlin at the time.