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I V CITY IS BOMBARDED ifefiP" s Japanese Vessels Furiously Pounded Port Arthur fcr Two Hours DOINGS IN CONGRESS NO GREAT DAMAGE WAS DONE Three Russian Cruisers and Four Torpedo Boats Steamed Out to Meet k- x ft art Hut Were Forced to Retire. London, By Cable. A dispatch to The Daily Telegraph from Yin Kow, dated February 29, says: "Fifteen Japanese warships furiously bombarded Fort Arthur from 10 until 12 o'clock this morning. The Russian cruisers Novik, Askold and Bayan, ac companied by four topedo boats, eteamed cut to meet the attack. They were, however, forced to retire. Tile Askold was in a sinking- condition. The Novik was badly damaged and a tor redo boat was sunk. The Russian battleship Retvizan was again dam aged. "The Japanese withdrew in good or der." The pause in the war operations in the far East has been broken by an other Japanese attack on Port Arthur, of which only the foregoing brief ac count is yet to hand. This report, how ever, shows a repetition of the now familiar tactics of Japan. It is pre Eumed that this attack was made in had weather, previous telegraphic ad vices having' reported a severe gale raging at Port Arthur. The Shanghai correspondent of Tho Daily Expiess says it has been offi cially announced that the Japanese mail boat service between Shanghai and Japan will be resumed Saturday without naval escort. A dispatch from Shanghai to The Daily Chronicle says the Russians are transferrin the guns from the disabled ships,at Port Arthur to the forts there. A dispatch from Che Foo to The Stand ard dated February 29, says a Japanese cruiser and torpedo boat entered that harbor with lights at 1 o'clock on the morning of the 29th and it is believed that they embarked the Japanese who took refuge there after the attempt to bottle up Port Arthur. A correspondent fo The Times, at Wei Ilai Wei, cabling under date of February 29, says: "A Japanese fleet was seen off the Shan Tung coast this morning." A Tokio correspondent of The Times cables that the steamers sunk by the Japanese on either side of the Russian battleship Retvizan at Port Arthur partially obstruct the entrance to the harbor, V Vigorous Discussion of the Race Question in the House During the consideration of the District of Columbia appropriation bill in the House, Mr. Scott, of Kan sas, made the declaration that a ne gro had dined at the White House with President Cleveland during the latter's first administration. The statement was prompted by a refer ence by Mr. Gilbert, of Kentucky, to ; the dining of Booker T. Washington at the White House. Mr. Gilbert and other on the minority side said they had never hmrd of the incident, and when the name was demanded Mr, Scott said it was C. H. J. Taylor, who was appointed by President Cleve land as recorder of deeds for the Dis trict of Columbia. Referring to the declaration of a Republican platform for "freedom and equality," Mr. Gilbert mentioned the retention of Mrs. Cox as post master at Indianola. Miss., and to the appointment of Crtim as collector at Charleston, S. C, and he made ref erence to the dining of Booker Wash ington at the White House, under taking to describe the seating of the President's family at the table. Mr. Scott, of Kansas, asked Mr. Gilbert if he would crticize a Demo cratic President if he should have a negro dine with him as severely as he had criticized President Roosevelt. An impossible assumption," de- between the United States and Can ada. Mr. Williams., of Mississippi, responding to Mr. Dalzell, asked the majority why they did not pass the tvasson treaties wnicii, ne sam, rep resented McKinley reciprocity. Mr. Lovoring, of Massachusetts aroused the minority to applause when he declared that "while we are talkink about standig pat," the great ship of business is drifting on the rocks find our boasted prosperity is fast coming to an end." Mr. Lovernig prefaced tnsi by say ing that millions of dollars had been lost to manufacturers and thousands of laborers had been deprived of their work because the government had not enlarged the draw-back system. He said that the manufacturers wanted an outlet for their surplus products, and that the demand for the new markets caused them to rea lize that productions had passed be yond domestic consumption, and therefore relief must be afforded. He urged the South to increase the out put of cotton, and said immigration was greatly needed in the South These things, he said, would mater ially ajd in the solution of the race question. A number of the Southern members congratulated Mr. Lovering when he had concluded. Movement of Cossacs. Liao Yang, By Cable. Gen. Misht Cheko, with a detachment of mounted Cossacks, has reached Kasanja, Korea, and is expected to arrive at Ichio Yang Monday. His men and horses are In good condition and he is well supplied with provisions. The Korean officials are fleeing from the places traversed and are informing the Japanese of the approach of the Russians. The Cossacks have seized the tele graph line -in north Korea. A Japanese major, Tog Tazusiro, and five men, captured by Cossacks at Wijuu, have been brought to Liao Yang. The concentration of Chinese troops westward of Mukden, in the district of Gubantsa, is not relished by the Rus sians. War material is being brought up and the militia posts are being strengthened. It is doubted if the at titude of the population can be relied npon. .The people at several points re fuse to sell produce to the Russians. Snow storms are raging here and the frost Is intense. The railroad is working perfectly and troops are arriving uninterruptedly. , iTheir health and spirits are excellent. clared Mr. Gilbert. Mr. Scott asked him if he did not know that a negro dined at the White louse during President Cleveland's administration, to which Mr. Gilbert replied that the Democrats were not particularly claiming Mr. Cleveland, andy that, ho was not a first-class Dem ocrat. ' ' Mr. Scott then said that C. II. J. Taylor, a negro from Kansas, was brought to Washington and was ta ken to the White House, when Mr. Cleveland Invited him to dine with him, which invitation, he said, was accepted. Mr. Scott drew a contrast between Washington and Taylor, saying the former was a man of recognized abil ity, and had been the guest of dis tinguished people at home and abroad including Queen Victoria, and de clared that the latter had nothing to commend him save that he carried the Democratic negro vote in his pocket. He said further that Taylor had been appointed to a position in Washington. "And by Cleveland," suggested a voice on the Republican side. Continuing Mr. Gilbert said that in the. Spanish war there Vere Gen. Miles, the commanding general of the army; Admiral Dewey at Manila; Ad miral Schley, Generals Lee, Wheeler, and Bell, all of whom were Demo crats. On the other side, he said, there was a member of the Republi can cabinet, he said, accused of send ing embalmed beef to the soldiers. "Then," he said, "there was a Repub lican horse doctor sent to Cuba who was accused of befriending the gam blers and lawbreakers." He referred to the convictions of Rathbone and Neely, and alluded to General Fun ston, who, he declared, had violated the rules of civilized warfare in wear ing the uniform of an enemy in cap turing Aguinaldo. He next referred to General Davis, "who,' he said, "sold rice and other provisions to starvhig natives at. enormous profits." "The Republicans had promised to destroy the trusts," declared Mr. Gil bert, but they now had a bill in tho Senate "making lawful all reasonable trusts and repealing the imprison ment clause of the Sherman law as to criminals." Mr. Dalzell, of Pennsylvania, dis cussing Canadian reciprocity, said he had been unable to find, after ex haustive research, a single, solitary argument which would justify tho negotiation of a teciprocity treaty Railroad Changes. Roanoke, Va., Special. George P. Johnson has been appointed superin tendent of the Sciota division of the Norfolk & Western Railroad, with of fices at Portsmouth, Ohio. J. H. Riton becomes superintendent of the Shenan doah Valley and the Roanoke and Southern division of the Norfolk & Western, succeeding Mr. Johnson, with offices at Roanoke. Hassan's Forces Reduced. Manila, By Cable. General Wood re ports under date of February 15 an en gagement with the Cotta Moros under Hassan on the island Jolo Lieutenant W?st and six privates were wounded. One has since died. The Moro loss was heavy. Hassan succeeded in mak ing his escape. His original force of 3,000 has now been reduced to 15. Tho island is now under control of the 'American forces and influential Moros are aiding in the pursuit of the out laws. The members of the constabulary who revolted at Vigan are all' in cus tody. The arms and ammunition taken by them were recovered and the troops have returned to their station. SEABOARD 45 Air Line Railway Double Daily Service Between New York, Tampa, Atlasta, 'Mm Orleans and Points South and West. IN KFFKCT JAN, 11, 1004. BOUmWAKDT " Dally Daily No. 57 No. ZL: . Lv. NY., P. R. R., J2 55 pm 12 10 am, Lv: Philadelphia 3 25 im 7 20 am Lv. Baltimore 6 40 pm 9 34e. Lv. Wash. , W. S. Ey. 7 33 pm 10 48 aim Lv. Richmond, H.A.L. 11 00 pm 2 15 pm Lv. Petersburg 1140 pm 2 62 put Lv. Norlina ... 1 57 am 5 10 pm Lv. Henderson 2 25 am 5 41pm Lv. Raleigh 416 am 71Gpm Lv. Southern Pines 6 20 am 9 05 pm Lv. Hamlet 7 85 am 1Q 10 um Lv. Columbia 9 50 am 120 am Ar. Savannah 2 20 pm 4 45 arx Ar. Jacksonville 7 00 pm 9 00 am Ar. St. AuK'iatipo 9 15 pm 10 50 pvSj Ar. Tampa 6 05 am 6 85 pxs No. 88 NoTiH Lv. N. Y N.Y.P. A N. 7 55 am 8 25 pot Lv. Philadelphia 10 16 am 1105 pm Lv. N. Y., O.J).M.8.Co 3 00 pm Lv. Baltlmore,13. B.P.Co. 6 30 pro Lv. Wash.. N.AW.B.B. 6 30 pm Lv. Portsmouth, B. A. L. 9 30 am 9 25 aca Lv. Wei don 12 12 am 1165j.ua Lv. Norlina 1 59 am 1 40 ibj Lv. Henderson 2 25 am 2 10 pn Lv. Raleigh 4 5 am 4 00 pia Lv. Southern Pine? 6 20 am 6 16 pot Lv. Hamlet 7 35 am 10 40 pm Was a Failure. Yin Kin, By Cable. Native reports that the Japanese have landed at Pos siet bay and subsequently undertook operations against Hunchun, and to wards Kirin, have received qualified confirmation from English missionary refugees who have arrived at New Chwang. These people say the Russo Chinese bank has removed from Kirin to Kwang Chang Tsi where commer cial interests are seeking safety and defense. This reported advance has produced consternation among the Eupropean civilians residing in the line of march. It is reported also that the Russian government bureau at Vladivostok has withdrawn to Khabarovsk. Lv. Wilmington ! slo pia Ar. Charlotte 10 08 am 10 45 pis Lv. Chester lTIWain 1 10 aca Lv. Greenwood 12 83 pm 353 am Lv. Athena 2 50 pm 6 35 am Ar. Atlanta t 3 55 um 8 SOata - - - - i i i - i.i . Ar. Augus.a, C. A W. C. 5 SO pm Ar. MaconTc. of Ga.. 72u pm 11 10 AlTMoiitg., A.&W.P. 920 pm C25pai Ar. Mobile, L. & N. 2 55 um Ar. N. Orleans ,L. & N. 7 15 um Ar. Nash., N.C.A St.17. 6 40 am T.'55p7a Ar. Memphis 3 45 pm 8 4iaist NORTHWARD Daily Daily No. 32 No. 3i Lv. Mem.. K.C.A St.L. 1 2 45 noon 8 00 pa Lv. Nashville - ri aiTpiu 9 SO am Lv. New Or., L. AN, 8 15 pm Lv. Mobile, L. A N. 12 40 am Lv. Montg..A.AVV.P 6 f.5 am 1 00 pm Lv. Macon, O. of Ga. 8 00 am 4 i:0" pm Lv. Augu.. U. A W. O. 10 10 am Lv. AtTanta, S.A.L. 12 00 noou 8 00 pra Ar Athens 2 67 pm 11 2:i p:a . Ar Greenwood 6 15 pm 1 5t am Ar. Chester 7 17 pm 4 06 aca Lv. Charlotte 725 pm 5 01 aza Lv. Wilmington 310pm Posslet Bay is in Russian Manchuria, about 70 miles southwest of Vldivos tok. Chunchun is on the left bank of the Tumen river and about 40 miles to the west of Possiet bay. Kirin is a big Manchurian town and lies about 220 miles inland and to the west of Posset bay. Kwang Cheng Tsi 13 about 80 miles west of Kirin. Khabarovsk is about 400 miles to the north of Vladi vostok, with which port it is connected i.y a railroad. Washington, Special.Secretary Hay and Minister Bunan-Varilla at 10:30 o'clock Friday forenoon exchanged rat ifications of the Panama canal treaty at the State Department. At 11:50 o'clock the President signed the proclamation putting the treaty into effect. As soon as the proclamation was signed it was returned to the State Department. The cabinet was not in session when the proclamation reached the White House from the State Department. Secretary Loeb took the document to the Presi dent and he signed it Immediately. The proclamation is purely ' formal docu ment. . Lv. Hanllet Lv. South. Pices Lv. Raleigh Lv. Henderson Lv. Norlina Lv. Weldon Ar. Portsmouth 10 30 pm 11 15 pm 1 20 am 2 48 am 8 30 am 5 05 am 7 60 am 7 80 pm 8 30 am 11 00 am 12 37 pra 1 40 pm S 00 pm 6 30 pm Ar. Wush., NAWTs7b. 6 65 am Ar. Balti.,B.S.P.Oo. 630 are Ar.N. Y., O.D.B.B.Co 5 03 pm Ar. Phil., N.yTpTAN 5 46 pm 6 10 aift Ar. New York 8 15 pm 8 00 am No. 60 No. 63 Lv. Tampa, 8. A. L. Ry. 8 80 pm 8 50 am Lv. Bt. 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