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HIGHLAND I VOL. XXVII. MONTEREY. HIGHLAND COUNTY, VA. JUNE 9. 1905. NO. 20. 3 WSSIANCWISPS SAFE Admiral Enqaist's Flight Ends in Manila Bay. SEEKS REFUGE^ FROM JAPANESE. Russian Shlp? Battered from tbe Effects of tbe Japanese Fire-Many Wounded Men Aboard-Rear Admiral Train Will Care for tbe Wounded in American Hospitals? A Problem to Solve. Manila (By Cable).?Rear Admiral Enquist, who was commander of the heavy cruiser squadron of the Russian fleet, arrived in the bay on board his flagship, the protected cruiser Aurora, ?jeeompanied by the protected cruisers Oleg and Jemtchug. All the vessels were more or less damaged, and there were many wounded men on board. Rear Admiral Train, on board his flag? ship, the battleship Ohio, with the Wis? consin, Oregon, Raleigh and Cincinnati, was outside Corregidor Island maneu? vering when the Aurora saluted with 13 guns, and thc Ohio answered. Admiral Train and his squadron ac? companied the Russian vessels to Ma? nila. In an interview Rear Admiral En quist's executive officer said: "When the battle began the Admiral was aboard the cruiser Oleg, which was hit a number of times by large shot. There was an incessant tain of shot from quick-firing guns, and thc ship was soon badly damaged. "The Admiral transferred his flag to the Aurora, which then drew the com? bined fire of many torpedo-boat destroy? ers at close range, and the attack of sub? marines. We were overwhelmed by the latter. A mist arising, we made a dash for thc open sea and were followed by thc Oleg and the Jemtchug." Rear Admiral Enquist is uninjured. Captain Hgoiieff, of the Aurora, was killed by a shell which struck the con? ning tower, and he was buried at sea thc day before reaching Manila. On the Aurora three 'officers were wounded, 20 of thc crew were killed and 83 were wounded. The losses on the Oleg were 13 of thc crew killed and 18 wounded. On the Jemtchug the casualties were 21 junior officers killed and one wounded, 12 of the crew and 30 wounded. From their appearance the Russian vessels are not damaged below the wa? ter line. Their funnels, however, are riddled by large and small shot. Sev? eral large shelli pierced the cruisers amidships, and a number of guns were dismounted. All the Russian officers in? terviewed a>sert that a large number of submarines caused confusion and de? feat. Rear Admiral Enquist has cabled his arrival to the Emperor of Russia. The battleship Ohio and the cruiser Cincinnati are guarding thc Russian ships. No official action as to their dis? position has been taken yet. Thc arrival of the three cruisers at Manila clears up the conflicting reports about these ships since the battle of Japan sea. Admiral Togo at first re? ported the Jemtchug sunk; then on sub? sequent reports from his commanders it was dropped from the list of destroyed ships. Admiral Shimamura, however, in a later report said the Japanese cruiser Inote attacked thc Jemtchug and sunk it in a minute. All the ships are first-class modern protected cruisers. The Aurora, the flagship of Admiral Enquist, is a vessel of 6,630 tons, launch? ed in loco, and a sister ship of the crui? ser Diana, interned at Saigon after the last dash from Port Arthur, and the Pallada, destroyed at Port Arthur. The Oleg is of 6,675 tons, launched in 1903. Thc Jemtchug is 3.106 tons and 17, 000 indicated horsepower. The combined crews of the three vessels numbered about 1.500 men. The Russians have saved seven ships out of thc 36 com? posing Rojestvensky'a fleet that sailed into the Japanese trap in Korean Strait Saturdav, Mav 28. WILL TAKE ITS "NATURAL COURSE." Employers and Union Leaders Abandon All Efforts at Settlement. Chicago (Special). ?? Adjustment of the teamsters' strike by mediation seems a* remote as it did two months ago. Peace negotiations have been abandoned for the present, and the strike will be allowed to take its "natural course," ac? cording to President Shea, of the team? sters' organization. All thc business firms now involved in thc trouble refuse to concede anything further in thc con? troversy, which they now regard as a thing of the past. "Peace negotiations are off for all time," said Levy Mayer, chief counsel for the employers. "We absolutely are finished with all conferences with the strikers. The only thing that prevented a settlement of the whole trouble was pique on the part of President Shea be? cause he had been slighted in the con? ferences and because of his arrest in connection with libel charges filed by Mr. Thorne, of Montgomery Ward & Co." The Morocco Reforms. Tangier (Hy Cable).?Mohammed el Torres, the foreign minister, on behalf of the Sultan, has invited the repre? sentatives of the powers to ask for an international conference at Tangier for the purpose of discussing reforms in Morocco. The members of the diplo? matic corps have communicated with their respective governments requesting instructions in the premises. Brother and Sister Lawyers. Franklin. Ind. (Special).?William A. Eaton and Arta M. Eaton were admitted to the bar of the Johnson Circuit Court this week. They are brother and sister and have a brother, Orris M. Eaton, practicing law in San Francisca Th. father. C. M. Eaton, is proud that all of his children have become attorney-.. Miss Arta has been studying in tito office of William Feathergill for four years and has proved her>elf compe | tent. William Eaton was formerly a student at Leland-Stanford University, j NEWS IN SHORT ORDER. Tte Latest Happenings Coudensed for Rapid Reading. DometHcJ An action to revoke the charter of the General Paper Company will probably be brought by the Attorney General of Wisconsin. Counsel for James H. Hyde issued a statement outlining the position of Mr. Hyde in reference to the attack made on him. Johann Hoch, the convicted wife-mur? derer, was sentenced to be hanged June 23 at Chicago. Notable discoveries of relics of Moundbuilders have been made near Montezuma, 111. Douglas M. Kilpatrick, former United States subtreasurer, died at New Or? leans. Governor Higgins has signed the bill abolishing fake hotels in New York city. Baron Moncheur, the Belgian minis? ter, sailed from New York for Dover. Brodie L. Duke has sued Mrs. Alice Webb Duke for divorce in New York. Gen. H. V. Boynton died at Atlantic City of a complication of diseases. Speaker Cannon and a party' of con? gressmen will visit Southern Alaska. By a combination of the forces of President Alexander and Vice Presi? dent Hyde and Tarbell thc report of the Erick committee, which investigated the affairs of the Equitable Life Assur? ance Society, was rejected by the direc? tors. The report recommended the with? drawal of Messrs. Alexander, Hyde and Tarbell from their positions. Mr. Frick resigned as a director. The Avenue Theater, in Pittsburg, was burned, and the Grand Opera House adjoining was badly damaged. Thc aud? ience was quietly gotten out of the opera house without a panic. The loss is $150,000. Jimmy Hope, the old safe-breaker and the man who pulled off the famous Man? hattan Bank robbery in New York in 1878, died suddenly in his wife's arms. While engaged in unloading a car of sand, workmen found bonds and securi? ties valued at $300,000. They had been sfolen from the Wilmington (111.) Bank. A committee of the Minneapolis Chamber of Commerce has decided that the squeeze in May wheat was not a corner. The Pennsylvania Railroad will es? tablish daily train service of 18 hours each way between New York and Chi? cago. ( Peter Thomas, a negro, was hanged at Albany, Ga., for the murder of a town marshal. Seventeen-year locusts have appeared in Southern Wisconsin. The Philadelphia City Councils with? drew the gas lease and confirmed Mayor Weaver's appointments to the places made vacant by the removal of the di? rector of public safety and the director of public works. Judge Tayler, of the United States District Court, in Cleveland, O., ap? pointed Jacob B. Fawcett receiver of the assets of William L. Davis, vice presi? dent of the closed Canton State Bank. John Mitchell has begun his series of addresses to the miners in Pennsylva? nia with the hope of building up the membership of the organization, which has fallen off since the last strike. The rebellion of the Filipinos on the Island of Samar against corrupt prac? tices of native officials and hemp agents has been settled by removal of the offi? cials. A passenger train struck an oil wagon near Stillwater Junction, O, causing an explosion which resulted in the death of the engineer and fireman. The Seaboard Company has filed a certificate with the New Jersey Secretary of State increasing its stock from $4,000, 000 to $72,000,000. Governor Magoon has appointed for? mer Gov. Facundo Mutis Duran as chief justice of the Supreme Court of the Canal Zone. Samuel Lobley pleaded guilty in New York to the charge of fraudulently ob? taining $10,000 on a stolen life-insurance policy. The fight was begun in Philadelphia for the estate of thc late William Weightman, the millionaire chemist. The American Savings Bank, at Trin? idad, Col., has closed its doors. Lia? bilities. $176,000; assets, $196,000. C. VV. Kindrick, United States consul at Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, died at El Paso, Tex., of tuberculosis. State Senator A. W. Covington, of Little Rock, Ark., was arrested on the charge of accepting bribes. Mrs. Frances Wertz was murdered by a burglar in Newark, O. I 0 reign. Lord Edmund Talbot (Conservative), who was seeking re-election to thc House of Commons from Chichester on his appointment as junior lord of the treasury, was re-elected at a bye-elec? tion by a majority of 412. The Duchess Cecilia, bride-elect of the Crown Prince of Germany, entered Berlin in royal style with quaint and beautiful ceremony. The marriage con? tract was signed at the palace. In regard to President Castro's recent message to the Congress of Venezuela the British government adheres to its position regarding the agreement with the foreign bondholders. Thc British battleship Caesar collided with the British bark Afghanistan in a fog off Dungeness. The hark sank, and it is feared 23 men were drowned. Jving Alfonso attended the French military review at Vincennes and was greatly interested in the evolutions of the 25.000 troops. Representatives of 24 anthracite col? lieries in Wales decided to form a com? bination with a capital of $10,000,000. Six persons were killed and 79 wound? ed and 33 houses destroyed by an earth? quake in Hiroshima Province, Japan. Whitelaw Reid, the new United States ambassador to London, and Mrs. Reid arrived in England. Five hundred Hindoo laborers and 50 Europeans perished in the hurricane that swept over Natal. Again it is reported that thc Czar has determined to call a Zcinsky Sobor to meet in Moscow to decide on peace or war and determine a form for a future Russian Parliament. Foreign Secretary Lansdowne stated in the House of Lords that the foreign relations of Afghanistan were under British guidance and control. BAD FIREJ-AR THEATER Bot the Audience, However, Was Gently Led Out. TBE SCENE WAS A THRILLING ONE. Avenue Theater, Pittsburg, Burned and the Qrand Opera House, Adjoining, Damaged? Barned Theater Was Closed?Audience dot* ten Out of tbe Qrand Opera House by the Prompt Action of Ushers. Pittsburg, Pa. (Special).?One of the most exciting and spectacular fires that has visited Pittsburg in recent years broke out in the Avenue Theater short? ly before 4 o'clock in the afternoon, and before it was subdued had completely destroyed the Avenue and partially wrecked the Grand Opera House ad? joining, but fortunately no panic re? sulted and no lives were lost; The loss will reach $150,000, fully insured. The cause of the fire is believed to be trace? able to crossed wires. The Avenue was probably the oldest show-house in the city and recently has been used for vaudeville. The building fronts on the south side of Fifth avenue, midway between Wood and Smithfield streets. The Grand Opera House, which is partially undar thc same roof, ex? tends through to Diamond street. The Avenue had been closed for several weeks and no one was in thc building except the watchman, but in the opera house a matinee performance was in progress when the fire broke out. The house was about half filled, but through the prompt and systematic work of the ushers the audience was gotten out with? out the semblance of a panic?indeed, the majority did not know there was a fire until they reached the street. Sev? eral women fainted when they came to realize what might have happened. For some reason there was consider? able delay in getting engines to the scene, and when the firemen finally reached it dense smoke and flames \yere belching from every window on the Fifth avenue front and the side next Smithfield street. ? The Newell Hotel and the Antler Hotel, opposite the Avenue, suffered con? siderable damage from broken windows, resulting from the great heat. Employes of the hotels and firemen kept water con? stantly playing on the fronts of the building and in that way saved them from burning. The guests of the hotels prepared themselves for a quick exit, but were saved this trouble by the good work of the firemen confining the flames to the one building. The Avenue Theater building was erected in the '50s and was valued at $75,000. It is completely ruined. Harry Davis was the lessee of both the Ave? nue and the Grarid Opera House. His loss will be in the neighborhood of $70, 000. The damage to the Opera House, which was caused mostly by water, will represent probably $10,000. BIO PAIR IS OPEN. President Roosevelt Starts tbe Lewis and Clark Expoiition. Portland, Ore. (Special).?With the touch of a hand on a golden telegraph instrument, President Roosevelt from the White House in Washington gave the signal which formally opened in Port? land, more than 3,000 miles away, the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition, a monument to the memories of Capts. Merrcwether Lewis and William Clark, who 100 years ago blazed the trail which opened to the world the Oregon coun? try. A more auspicious day for the op? ening of the Exposition could not have been desired. The literary exercises which preceded the formal opening of the Fair were ex :ellent. The speakers were Vice-Presi? dent Fairbanks, Speaker Joseph G. Can? non, of the House of Representatives; Senator Clark, of Wyoming; Congress nan Tawney, of Minnesota; H. A. Tay? lor. Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Department; Governor Chamberlain, of Oregon, and Mayor Williams, of Port? land. TRIED TO KILL HIMSELF. George Naylor, Despondent Over Losses, Wanted to Cut Throat. York, Pa. (Special).?George Naylor, a wood dealer, 55 years old, while brood? ing over losses sustained in a fire, at? tempted to commit suicide at his home, 236 South Howard avenue, and was pre? vented from carrying out his intention by the interference of his wife and son. Foiled in his attempt at self-destruc? tion, Naylor became frenzied, and strong men from the neighborhood had to bc called in to guard him. Naylor had made two previous at? tempts to kill himself. Once he tried to hang himself by using his suspend? ers, and upon another occasion he sought fraud by adding names to thc poll lists oi two windows of his bedroom. Two Enginemen Cremated. Dayton, Ohio (Special).?Pennsylva? nia passenger train No. 28, from St. Louis, struck an oil wagon at Stillwater Junction. As the oil tank burst the engine fires ignited thc oil and Engi icer Edward Gimhcy and Fireman Chas. Pryor, of Columbus, Ohio, were burned 0 de-<th, the driver of thc wagon escap? ing uninjured. The train was not dam? med. Poison in Prisoners Food. Columbia, S. C. (Special).?As the result of chemical examination State Chemist Burney has found arsenic in remnants of a cabbage dinner which ivas given to thc prisoners in thc state prison, and which made over too of them ill, while Superintendent Griffith do? wered traces of paris green on the A'int'owsill of the kitchen. Thc men are now (.nt of danger. Suspicion points wrongly to one of the convicts as having soisoned the food. TO START SOUTH OCTOBER 17. 'resident Roosevelt Postpones Extra Session Until November. Washington, D. C. (Special).?It was ifficially announced at the White House hat President Roosevelt would depart m his Southern trip October 17- He viii be absent from the city about U lays, returning about a week before thc November elections. This will necessitate a postponement if the proposed extra session of Con? fess, which will probably be called to neet Monday, November 13, immediate y after the State elections have taken dace. The definite announcement set les the fact that the extra session will lot be called for October, and will not >e held until the middle of the follow ng month. The trip will be made over the South rn Railway and preliminary arrange nents were made by Col. A. R. An Ircws, vice president of the road, and dr. L. S. Brown, the general agent, vho had a conference with Secretary yoeb. The journey will, in addition to Vir? ginia, the Carolinas and Georgia, in lude Louisiana, Florida and Arkansas, vhich are the only States that Mr.* Roosevelt has not vsited since he became Resident of the country. Details for he trip have not been finally determined, mt it is understood that the tentative .rrangement includes stops at Richmond, /a.; Raleigh and Charlotte, N. C.; Jaek onville and perhaps Tampa, Fla.; At anta, Ga.; Birmingham. Montgomery, Puskegee and Mobile. Ala.; New Or eans. La., and Little Rock, Ark. The stop at Richmond will be the inly important one in Virginia. The 'resident has been invited to visit Nor olk and will do so when he has had he opportunity, but will he unable to do 0 on this journey. At Roswell, Ga., he viii visit the old homestead of his moth r, and at Tuskegee, Ala., he will visit he Booker Washington Institute. A delegation from Charlotte, N. C., ailed on the President to urge him to pend a day there. He told his callers hat so long a stop would not be possi ile, but promised to extend his cordial eetings to the people of Charlotte. Thc lelegation was headed by Mayor S. S dcNich and included Daniel A. Tomp :ins, R. M. Miller, Jr., B. D. Heath, korge Stephens, T. S. Franklin, Heriot Clarkson and G. C. Huntington. WAS INFLUENCED BY SERMON. Ceder Then Confessed His Part in Election Frauds. Knoxville, Tenn. (Special). ?Infiu nced by a sermon which he heard from he lips of Rev. Sam Jones, the cvangel st, William S. Kellar confessed his part n recent election frauds. The Knox ounty judgeship is now being contested n court. Keller had twice been on the vitness stand and had twice refused to nswer certain pointed questions. Thursday he appeared and asked to be Mowed to testify. The privilege was [ranted him, and he then told how, as n officer of election, he had stuffed the ?allot box in the Eleventh ward, had narked between 200 and 300 votes and lad shoved them into the box. In his onfession'he implicated several city offi ials in trying to cover up evidences ot raud by adding names to he poll lists if the ward to make them conform to he number of votes polled. KILLED BY A BUROLAR. Irs. Frances Wertz is Beaten to Death With a Club. Newark, Ohio (Special). ? Mrs. rranccs Wertz was murdered by an un nown burglar, who escaped. Mrs. Vertz lived with her husband and 15 ear-old grandchild seven miles from his city. Mr. Wertz had gone to the ome of a neighbor. About midnight Irs. Wertz heard a noise on the lower loor. Picking up a pitchfork, she went iownstairs. As she opened thc stair loor leading into the sitting room a ill man struck her with a heavy dub nd then hit her repeatedly after she lad fallen. When help reached thc ouse the woman was dead. Pullman Car Company's Status. Topeka, Kan. (Special).?The Pull nan Car Company, replying to a cotn laint filed against the company before he State Board of Railway Commission rs, alleging excessive rates, declares hat the Pullman Company is not a com lon carrier, and not under the jurisdic ion of the Railroad Commissioners. UTE WASHINGTON AFFAIR* Diplomats in Washington are not sur? mised at the apparent futility of the onference between President Roose elt and Count Cassini. Thc battle of the Korean Straits has xcitcd much comment among the naval Akers at Washington. President Roosevelt has been pre ented with two Japanese flags and an ncicnt Samurai svord. Brigadier General George B. Davis as been reappointed judge advocate eneral of the Army. Thc War Department has been in? armed of the death, from malaria! ever, of Edward Green. Secretary Hitchcock is determined to nforce the law at Muskogec, I. T. The Cabinet decided that the body of olin Paul Jones should be transferred irect from France to its last resting lace at Annapolis, and should not lie i state in cities making thc request. Mr. Charles J. Bonaparte, who will ecomc secretary of the Navy on July . delivered an address to thc graduate* f Trinity College. There is a well-defined rumor that Hcretary of Interior Hitchcock con mplaxes resigning. Representative Pearre secured a re? binding of the order passed to remove 'harks W. Adams as keeper of Antie un National Cemetery. Secretary Morton I-is located the orig lal commission of Paul J^nes as a cap tin in thc Navy in the possession of Philadelphia lady. THE JAPAN SEA SLAUGHTER Nore Than 7,000 Russians Weat Dowd With Ships. JAPANESE LOSSES PIT AT ONLY 800. Admiral Voelkersham Killed in Conning Towei by First Shell That Struck His Flagship Further Details of the Great Naval Battle Japanese Completely Enveloped the Rus stan Ships** Further Authentic details 01 the nava: battle in flt Strait of Korea and Japan show iliMiuipbdu biMts wrought int [? greatest aRtruction among the Russian ships. gBfcn the ftee of action wa hoisted nf tilt Japanese flagship thc signal read: "The destiny of our empire depend; upon this action. You are all expected to do your utmost." The Japanese fleet gradually inclosec the Russian on all sides and the torpedo boats sunk one ship after another. The Russians were unable to repel the attack it night. While the Japanese suffered a loss oi less than 800 men in killed and wounded, it iis estimated that thc Russian losses we're from 7,000 to 0.000, not including nearly 4.000 taken prisoners. f'hc first shell that struck the con g tower of Admiral Voelkersham'? flagship, the battleship Oslabya, killed du Admiral. The ship was sunk. I arly 3,800 Russian prisoners have ll at Neyasaki. ic Admiral Birileff, who started for <vostok May 25 to take command of altic Station, is reported to be re em to St. Petersburg, fas reported in St. Petersburg and .hat M. Bompard, the French am .or, was returning to St. Peters; at thc request of Russia to ar : for peace negotiations, but the was not confirmed in official cir jiokio (By Cable).?Admiral Togo's supplementary report makes the Rus? kin's defeat a staggering disaster un Jualed in naval history. Practically Jery fighting ship of a once splendid ienting a loss of tonnage exceeding 150. XX) tons. The remaining units of the fleet, consisting largely of auxiliaries ind transports, have been dispersed, some going to Vladivostok, others to thc China coast. Admiral Rojestvensky, gravely wounded, occupies a cot in a ?Japanese hospital, a prisoner of war. Tokio, astounded and elated at the irst measure of victory, seems unable 0 clearly grasp the still greater triumph :hat Admiral Togo brings to the na? non. Before the combat a partial victory, A'ith operations around Vladivostok dur ng the summer, was generally expected. No one dreamed of annihilation at the first meeting. Later reports indicate .hat the fighting was of the most des? perate nature. On Saturday and Sun? day were persistent torpedo attacks fol? lowing heavy gun fighting. Admiral Rojestvensky appears to have been hopelessly outclassed in gunnery, lt is reported that it was necessary for Admiral Rojestvensky to change his flagship five times during the battle. He finally took refuge on thc torpedo-boat destroyer, where he was captured. Admiral Togo's later dispatches given to the public created the highest enthu? siasm. High officers of thc army and prominent officials hurried to the Navy Department and offered congratulations. The entire staff of the Bank of Japan, headed by a band, marched to the Navy Department and cheered in honor of the' victory. Thc Navy Department made the fol? lowing announcement: "Later reports from the different di? visions of the fleet engaged in thc naval battle of May 27 show as follows: "Thc Russian battleship Oslabya was heavily damaged in the carly part of the fight on Saturday, going down at 3 o'clock in thc afternoon. "The first Russian vessel sunk was the battleship Sissoi Vcliky. "The armored cruisers Admiral Nak himoff and Vladimir Monomach, after being in the general engagement during the daytime, were still further damaged by torpedoes during attacks by night and were eventually completely disabled They, drifted into the vicinity of Tsu Islands, where they were discovered on Sunday morning, May 28, by the auxil? iary cruisers Shilano, Yawata, Tainan and.Sado, which were about to capture them, but they all sank. "Thc crews of our auxiliary cruisers rescued 915 of the crew of the sunken Russian ships. "The battleship Navarin was torpe? doed four times after sundown on Sat? urday, May 27, and sunk. The sur? vivors of the Navarro's crew confirm the story of her destruction. "The cruiser Niitaka and Otawa dis? covered the Russian cruiser Svietlana at 9 o'clock on Sunday morning in thc vi? cinity of C'happyan Bay and immediately attacked and sunk her. The command? er of the Niitaka reports the fact. "It is suspected that the Russian cruisers Almaz and Aurora were sunk by torpedoes on the night of May 27. "The former report includes thc state? ment that thc Russian cruiser Jemtchug was sunk, but as yet this remains un? confirmed, and the cruiser's name has been excluded from the revised list of Russian vessels destroyed. "Judging from this and former re? ports, the enemy's main strength, con? sisting of eight battleships destroyed or captured, three armored cruisers and three coast-defense ships destroyed or captured, with the second-class cruisers and other vessels destroyed. thc*cnemy's fighting power is thus annihilated. ^ Illinois Congressman Dead. Warsaw, 111. ( Special).?Representa? tive Benjamin F. Marsh, Republican member of the United States House of Representatives from thc Fourteenth district of Illinois died at his home herc. Representative Marsh had served eight terms in Congress, and had been elected to a ninth term. Mr. Marsh served in thc Union Army throughout I the Civil War, suffering several wounds Ue was a lawyer and farmer. PRESIDENT'S MOVE FOR PEACE. His Frank Talk to Count Cassini, Russian Ambassador. a ?at he Washington, D. C. (Special).?The President struck a blow for peace in the Far East. In a conference at the White House with Count Cassini, thc Russian ambassador, the President expressed the earnest hope that Russia would forth? with conclude peace with Japan. Prolongation of the war, he believes, will not result in victory for the Rus? sian arms, and can only serve to increase fapan's demands and render more dif Jly thc drafting of a treaty of peace vhicfi the Czar, as well as the Mikado, :an lign. The President spoke, he said, is tie friend of Russia, no less than of fapJn, and on behalf not only of the rVajhington government, but in the in erep <jf~fiTmtafTnvy.>^-?..*??-*~ Urntil his words have reached Tsar :oe|Selo and have been communicated Emperor Nicholas in the friendly pirjit in which they were uttered their fleet cannot be estimated. Soon after reaching his embassy Count lint began thc preparation of a dis h to his government. Neither at White House nor at the Russian bassy could a formal statement re? ding the conference be obtained, hroughout the Diplomatic Corps li|re is a strong hope that this confer marked the first step toward peace; he general opinion is that week* elapse before even preliminary ne iations can be begun, diplomats express the hope that Em Of rvtCHoTal wiii receive the Presi u's words "as the counsel of that ernment which has for years been ?s4?*s* traditional friend, and will Igh it accordingly." Jnaccompariied, Count Cassini, the ssian ambassador, called by appoint nt at the White House at 2.30 o'clock. ? was ushered at once into thc Blue k}om, where he was joined immediately the President, and a conference fol ? vtd until after 3 o'clock. \ppreciating the natural feelings of Ambassador on such an occasion, ^President began the conversation by Bank personal expression of sympa Tdor Count Cassini, alluding to the ?ev*t;c strain under which he has been or the past few days, and deploring the errihle loss of life and consequent sor o\v caused by the recent battle in the 5ca of Japan. Without furt'icr preliminaries a gen Tal and entirely informal and personal onversation upon' the whole situation ollowed. The President informed the Ambassador that he earnestly hoped for n early peace in the Fr East, and that n expressing this hope he voiced not >nly his own strong persoial sentiments nd those of this government, but he be ieved these were held by all o.c the pow rs. His opinion was that it womUI be mistake for Russia to continue the far. $20,030,000 IN SUGAR. hctensive Cuban Investments Are Planned By Americans. New York (Special).?Capitalists in Jew York and elsewhere are taking a mat something like $20,000,000 will ne invested by Eastern men within the ncx.1 year in the purchase of plantations and ?quipment of mills, railroads, docks and )ther improvements necessary to siiga* j'roduction and its marketing. One of the most extensive operators Aili be the Nipe Bay Company, controlled md operated by the same men who rompose the United Fruit Company. The aeadquarters ~>i thc company is in Bos? on, and Andrew B. Preston is prcsi lent. In the vicinity of Nipc Bay, on the north coast of the island, the co.'.ipany 3wns a tract of 130,000 acres. During .he present summer the company is to ouild one of the largest sugar works in thc world, with a capacity for grinding 5.000 tons of cane daily. Mechanical equipment now being con racted for will cost about $2,000,000, which, together with the land, will repre? sent an outlay of $8,000,000. Mr. Bonaparte in tbe Cabinet. Washington, D. C. (Special).?Mr. Charles J. Bonaparte will become secre 'ary gf the navy when Secretary Paul Morton resigns, on July I: Mr. Morton issued a formal statement announcing hat on July 1 he would resign the Navy jortfolio to associate himself with the Ryan syndicate in New York. Later in he day, when President Roosevelt was asked whom he would appoint to succeed Mr. Morton, he smiled and announced [hat he had selected Mr. Bonaparte, of Baltimore. Five Men Killed in Tunnel. Montrose, Col. (Special).?At least five men were killed and two seriously injured by the caving in of the Gunrfl ;on Reclamation Mine Tunnel. C. Tay? lor and Fred Groff were pinned under heavy timbers and terribly injured. They would have been drowned but for the efforts of their entombed companions, who improvised a dam to hold back the water which poured into th<. tunnel for a time. Twenty-one men were fesTrterf uninjured, but exhausted. Broke Naval Target Record. Vallejo, Cal., (Special).?In a target practice in San Pablo Bay, Kempste horne Scott, an apprentice on the tor? pedo boat Preb'.e, broke the American navy record with a six-pound gun. While the Preble was moving at a speed of ten knots Scott struck thc target at 1,000 yards nineteen times out of twenty-one shots. FINANCIAL The Erie has ordered 12,000 tons of steel rails. Holzman & Co., New York Stock Exchange brokers, failed. The death of B. H. Gaskill, head of B. H. Gaskill & Co., caused widespread regret. It is reported that three directors of thc International Marine Company will retire next month. Burnett, Cummings & Co., street rail? way promoters, have filed a petition in bankruptcy with liabilities of $1,700,000. A director of the Pennsylvania Steel Company declares that the steel rail pool has not been dissolved, as was reported. Lehigh Valley general 4s to thc extent of $20,000,000 will be listed in Wall street. The stock is only listed in Phila? delphia. The wild speculation in May corn at Chicago was a depressing influence upon COLLEGE NOTES. The new library at Mount TToJ College is almost completed. Commencement week at Oberlin tl lege will open on June 23, lasting ui| June 28. Dartmouth has entered into I flare cornered debating league with Brow and Williams. The College of Education of tho Un versify of Chicago is completing ? su cessfui year. The Yale Dining Flail Club lins vole to require a membership fee of $2 HM each member. The Harvard Summer School Iimf e. tended its curriculum by offering course in phonetics. The official statement is made tbs the Yale University deficit for .he pat year is about $13,000. The gift to tue Teachers' Colley from the graduating class this yent I a bronze figure of Mercury. The one hundred and brat commend ment exercises of tho University ? Vermont .wHJ bc held June 21 lo 21 inclusive. The one hundredth and-Aft annual commencement of V University begin3 on June U and| until June 14. The Oriental expedition of the versify of Chicago has resumed in the ruins of the ancient citj<J Bishyma, Assyria. The sixth summer 3ession of Coluii bia University will opentAU Thurso*! Joly 6, and continue until Thursda: August 17 inclusive. V Evander Bradley McGiTwary. Saj professor of ethics at Cor noll, kas r* signed to accept the chair of pWlosopl) at the University of Wisconsin.) Announcement was made tluit Mo ris W. Sharp, wn/> died recet Washington Court $n/o.UUO tu otrlo Weslej for the founding of a theo! PERSONAL (JOS81P Tho Duke of Oporto, brother of th Kins of Pori uga I. is ono of tbe linet tinto players in th" world. Boston Corbett, tho man who ls cre< I ted with having shot J. Wilkes Rootl the assassin of Lincoln, is residing i Texas. Two of the official pallbearers < Abraham Lincoln are still. livJl Henry <!. Worthington and Alexa nj H. Goffrotli. Colonel Lorenza Alo\!s chief of staff to Prosid Guatemala, was once Denver, Col. Ivor Davidson, who] a circus years ago, seven feet two inches home in Roscoe, Minn Robert W Chambers, uses Startling incidents stniction of plots for his novel? stantly receiving "crank" letters1? Frederick Lawrence Knowle* son of a Boston minister, is upon by critics as one of the| promising of the younger poets. Phillp Verrill Mi; has boon elected president bfj brandi of the Dickens Fellows li cently established in New York. John L. Dube. whoso father Zulu king, is in Boston trying t< money with which-to cstablli near industry in .Cuba. It is estimated j (lien tumbled 8 cents. 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