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:Vol. XJjVI- o- 310. Sajlt lakE city, Utas, Saturday 2vroR:tf:nrGc, February 20, 1904, 10 phges.Fivb Cents. I I
S Dg4 Q SCORE I
fSSIAN ARMY MASSING
TO THE NORTH OF SEOUL
Is Believed That the Czar's Generals Are Planning
Move Against Korean CityTroops
Ponring Into Harbin.
.AZDOX Feb. 19. Another day of anxious expectation for news of a clash
LyK'n the armies of Russia and Japan in tho Orient has come to a clone
results. It is probably yet too early to expect news of land engage-
but the masses seem to think It time there should be something doing,
Atiich the bulletin boards at tho newspaper ofllces closely.
cJTefor a few brief struggling dispatches that came through today telling
massing of Russian troops at Harbin and movements In connection with
fciobillzatlon of the Japane? land forces, there Is little news of moment. One
enm from Toklo would Indicate that the Russians are planning to storm
L The dispatch says word has been received at Toldo that Russian troops
rtilranciag toward Seoul, and that a strong portion at Ping Yang has been
tried by them Their present movements, however, do not indicate any lm
Intention of attacking the Korean capital. The Japanese Legation In
rJtas been greatly strengthened during tho last few days,
iather dispatch that Is causing considerable speculation comes from Can
r, to the effect that It Is reported there that the Dowager Empress of China
iJui The Chinese Legation here has heard nothing of tho reported death of
.pomiceT Empress, and dlscrcdlta'lt. Neither Canton nor Hongkong arc re
t'j&& sources of news.
f IQLITICAL ASPECT AS IT
AFFECTS GREAT BRITAIN
B.VD0N", Feb. 20 The almost com
fea stagnation In war news leads the
snipers this morning to discuss the
pa aspects of the struggle in the
L'Eiit as they are likely to affect
iKt Britain. No great Importance 19
j&h4 to the stories published In
and elsewhere on the continent
jjlikjed intrigues looking to the
tmln of Russia, Franco and Ger
icr, the belief being that it is to the
Kfst of all the powers to take steps
focalize the struggle.
firW the amo lImt' 5t ls roOBn5zed'
jt" 3,1 ,l,ree of ll,eae countries there
VjR&litioni; feeling agalnft Great Brlt
KiVnktta account of her alliance with
fja; and as Germany and France
'Hjfci with Russia In 1S95 against
lutf3 1L would 00 natural for Russia
Bfetk similar assistance In her pres--!iMcultIes.
The argument is thero
Wfljfctmde that It behooves Great Brit-
prepared for any and all re--iXews
of the abolition of the RutJ
attpjsorshlp has not yet reached the
taslan dispatches to the London
i record the rapid growth of Anglo
14 feeling. According to the Kiev
trupocdent of the Standard, many
jt2ih boys have been withdrawn
ra Russian schools owing to the nn
tts and Insults to which they
w subjected, and there ls evidence
'tis restaurants and other public re
flithat the position of British resi
S In Kiev would be dangerous
21 Great Britain become involved
'Hi Ru?io-Japanese struggle.
JpO HORE BIG SHIPS
'A FOR THE JAP NAVY
KJif "Tcb' 15 The crews of the Nls
'Cf1 Kasagua, the two cruisers pur
JsJE" 11,4 Japaneso Government In
nnjj' tre formally received today in To-
men wcro brought from Yoko
US0"a Epec,aI trln- There was an
T5 crowd of spectators extending
rjpte SWubashI station along the
"S l Slbyct park' v,here a eoxdcii
TLJ Hero the sailors were
3BFT irelcomcd by Mayor Ozaki. who.
JUlbty had done more than under
Mrllous Journoy. They wcro tho
and embodiment of the sympathy
5n of the cnllEhtencd West,
rk and surrounding streets were
gW and tonight there va3 an illu
Tiio oCIecr3 of tho crulscr3
iM 1 .d,npw Utls evening.
rsaS3f7 VERSION OP THE
fjOgjlt I-OSS OF THE BOYARIN
'aS5?4"' Feb. 13.-The Tien Tsin
jTSJKKnt of the Dally Mall sup
jnw version of the loss of the
iOUjKcnUser Boyarln, obtained from
wSfcTh, . 0 survlved the blowing up
"rf. to,Tedo transport Yenl-
ncer says Uml on tne da'
l3iirv ii!'ie Yenael's catai-tiophc,
U2SfcMn ' a violont storm brought
iSrt i. 10 thc 8urfce of the wuter
lrm' Un Tho Poyarln was sent
Mm&in .aecur,ner tnom' but she was
"KshV 0 storr. was driven on the
-W wa-i sunk.
VaPte?nC.C0Unt ls correct It explains
ASfi?nl oniclal deillillB that thc
fthM ,tornc,1oed by the Japan-
iHof ar.(i was b'on UP as a re
"jlenf Ci.cntal eontact with a Rus-
-ZM' ' u Port Arthur.
N NEWS DISPATCHES
t,-; llWif?0- Vh- 13-Th0 cen--lii1
C':itcheK from the scat of
tsou ?i,.Mm?vetl- Jt nas not, only
pOUbK1 W nut&Yl c,II1ctcr In Its rcstrlc
sAculir?,5 ncws dispatches but
-W. cSi,i2? Clbor8omc in Its ma-
jHr. en ari01' they Jiad passed
vJnoT rtho censor was located a
.iC.CMl;'il,,lc ou'r m certain
tJmtf Out .'J.'ly- jVs o telegrams
ir ,tn" clly without hla ap
'"rwi01"5,' on reaultod evAii
'"b S&t2 ,uattcr 01 an uaob-
COSSACKS LEADING AN
ADVANCE INTO KOREA
LOICDON". Feb. 19. Tho correspondent at,
Seoul of the Dally Mall reports that l&W
Cossacks are crossing the Yalu river Into
Korea near "W'lju, and that Cossack scouts
havo already advanced into Korea as far
Cable dispatches from Shanghni dcclnro
that Gen. Ma, who Is protecting tho bor
ders of Pc-chl-ll province, wires that It ls
becoming dally more dlfllcult to prevent
the Chinese troops at Ilslnmlntum, prov
ince of Shlng-klng, from crossing tho
Llau-ho river and engaging the Russians
employed In guarding tho railroad near
RUSSIA'S REPLY TO
. - - - THE AMERICAN NOTE
ST. PETERSBURG. Feb. 19. The
Russian reply to Secretary Hay's note
was given to Embassador McCormlck
by Foreign Minister Lamdoff today, and
was promptly dispatched ' to "Washing
ton. It ia known that the terms of the re
(Cbntlnucd on page 2.)
FIRST WITNESS IN
SIOOT CASE ON DECK
E. B. Critichlov of Salt Lake City
Arrives in Washing-ton Pension
Measures for Westerners.
(By A. F. Philips.)
WASHINGTON, Fob. 19. Senator
Kearns has prepared and will Introduce
in the Senate bills to pension Marcellna
S.. Groff, widow of the late J. J. Groff,
who was a scout and guide under Gen.
Slurgls, a commander in the Ness Percea
Indian war or 1S77. The amount ls 330
a month. He will also introduce bills
to Increase the pension of John M. Bl
bec, a soldier of the Mexican war, and
Francis G. HofTmlre, to 530 a month.
Congress-man Howell today presented
petitions in the shape of resolutions
from tho Salt Lake and Ogdcn Grand
Army posts in favor of service pension
E. B. Crltchlow, the flryt witness Jn
the Smott case from Utah to reach
(Continued on rage 2.)
Two Carloads of Dynamite Explode at Jackson, Nev.,
Wrecking the Little Town, Killing Eight Amer
icans and Sixteen Greeks Outright and Maim
ing as Many More-Force of the Explosion
Felt for Many Miles-List of Dead and Injured,
(Special to Tho Tribune.)
OGDEN, Feb. 19. Death and destruc
tion were spread broadcast in the twink
ling of an eye by the explosion of a car
load of dynamite and black powder at
Jackson station, on the Lucln cut-off,
about -1 o'clock this afternoon.
Twenty-four lives were snuffed out,
eight Americans and sixteen Greeks.
Many persons were seriously Injured,
seven cars were utterly destroyed, thc
station building was burned, the' track
was torn up for 1000 feet and the tele
graph line was wrecked.
The cause of the disaster was a col
lision between an cast-bound train and
a construction train which was taking
a siding, the concussion sotting off tile
explosives with which the car was filled, j
AMONG THE KILLED.
A majority of those killed were Greek
laborers, although many of the victims
were English-speaking people. Among j
the latter are:
Owen Dermody, conductor, from j
Beaver Dam, Wis., who lived for one
hour and died on the train as he was
being taken to Ogden.
Thomas W. Burke, roadmastcr, his
wife and three children.
W. J. Burke, brother of the roadmas- I
ter, and general track foreman.
William Hallcr, mail messenger, An
The Injured Include:
Operator Taylor at Jackson station.
Mrs. Taylor. ' -- ;.r''-x-'-t
Williams. - - r. i
" Lema, epgineor.
Sam Courtney, conductor oC.the work
James Stanton, engineer, three -ribs
broken and bad internal injuries.
Those who have reached Ogden say
that the scene of horror and desolation
at the place of the disaster ls simply
Indescribable. The ground upon which
i the trains were standing was torn up
for over 1000 feet, leaving u great exca
vation 30 feet In depth, fragments of the
.shattered cars were thrown for Incredi
ble distances over the surrounding coun
try, the station building was reduced to
ruins and afterward burst Into flames,
the tire completing the destruction
which the powder had begun.
The wires and polts of the telegraph
line were lorn down for several hundred
feet, and men had to go to Olney before
news of the disaster could be trans
mitted to Ogden. Relief trains were at
once sent out and returned about 11
o'clock tonight, one bringing- eleven in
jured and the other two.
The catastrophe was at first attributed
to lire! It was said that a composite
car loaded with tons of dynamite and
black powder took lire and burned qulet
I ly until the black powder was reached.
' when an explosion occurred, setting off
the giant. The great loss of life among
the Greeksi was said to be due to the
fact that they ruohed to the trains to
sravo their belongings.
A later and more reasonable version
of the affair Is that the work-train was
taking the siding to make way for the
east-bound water train when the engi
neer of the latter lost control of his ma
chine and run into the powder car while
It was still on the main line. Sparks
from the engine set fire to the car and
when the ilro reached thc powder tho
The most fortunate man on the line
was a Greek who wns blown over a
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X Map showing section of country where biff battle between the
Russians and Japanese will occur.
4- SCENE JACKSON, a small station on tho line of the Southern Pacific
4- In Nevada. -f
4 TIME ! o'clock p. m February 19th.
CAUSE Collision between a freight and a construction train, two car-
4- loads of dynamite being part of the latter train's equipment. 4-
4 RESULT Explosion of dynamite, death of twenty-thre persons of 4-
4 whom eight were Americans and tho remainder Grecians. Fifteen persons 4-
4 were injured.
4 DEAD (AMERICA NS.) ' INJURED (AMERICANS.)
4 OWEN DERMODY, conductor. "Jlr oad tdeBraphcr. 4.
4 TIIOS. W. BURKE, roadmaster. !. '"William's. , .
4 MRS. THMOAS BURKE and Lema, engineer of work train. 4-
4 three children. ' Sam-Courtney, conductor of work 4.
4 WILLIAM HALLER, mail mes- jLmes Stanton, engineer freight,
4 snger. will probably die. 4-
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freight train and landed 200 fcot from
the ;ene of the explosion, escaping
with minor Injuries.
News of the disaster caused a tremen
dous sensation In Ogden. Citizens gath
ered at the Union depot to await the
arrival of the trains bearing the wound
ed. The greatest excitement waa man
ifested by the Greeks who semed almost
crazed by the fearful slaughter of their 1
countrymen and relatives.
The Burke family, of whom five were
killed, are well-known here, having
come from West Weber, Weber county.
T. J. Burke was on a visit to his
Louis Contos, one of the Greeks killed,
was a brother of John Contos, the mer
chant of Ogden. He had a wife and
three children in Greece. The names of.
the other Greeks who were killed could
not be learned last night. Three of
those Injured were Thrumaf Caralos,
Gust Canljake and George Catsamls.
Later reports from the Injured had
It that two Greeks were sure to die as
they were literally cooked and could
live but a short time.
William Hallcr, the mail messenger
who died en route to Ogden, was a vic
tim of adverse fate. He wns about to
I leave for Andrews, Ind., where his wife
and children live, and had already se
cured transportation to his home, but
postponed his departure because his
services were needed.
Most of the dead Greeks were saing
and Industrious men. They were their
own bankers and the money belt on
each body contains from ?50 to $300 In
paper money and gold.
The Injured were removed to the hos-
(Contlnuod on pagp 2.)
ROOSEVELT NOT SAFE,
Congressman From New York Discusses thc Bill for a Great
er Navy and Has Something to Say About
WASHINGTON, Feb. 19. The House
today-began consideration of tho naval
appropriation blfl. ten hours being al
lowed for general debate.
During the general discussion Mr.
Fitzgerald (Demi) of New York declared
that our naval programme was to pro
cure a naval force greater than. that of
Germany. He further said:
"There h a growing feeling of unrest In
this country.' There is an almost uni
versal belief even among its friends that
tho present administration is dominated
by an unsafe man. In all sections of
the country the conviction, rightly or
wrongly, the conviction is firm that the
present occupant of the White llouso ls
apt to Involve us In war with some other
nation. The same belief has been had
with re$-pect to thc head of another
great nation, which mny account for thc
fact that at a dinner on Lincoln's birth
day at Grand Rapids, Mich., the high
est compliment that Baron Sternberg,
the German Embassador, thought he
could pay to President Roosevelt was
to declare that he very greatly re
sembled tho Emperor of Germany. If
the prevailing belief Is Justified and. if
the President Is to be given four years
of power In his own right, now that the
great representative of the conservative
force in the Republican party, the late
Senator from Ohio (Mr. Hanna). ls gone
to his reward, it may bA wise for us to
outdo even Great Britain In our naval
programme. Is It the part of wisdom
to encourage an unsafe and Impetuous
and adventure-loving executive by loose
talk and with big appropriations;
should he not be made to feel that thc
sentiment of this country ls for peace,
not strife? It nlways nas been so, and
It always should bo.
"Since the Spanish-American war It
Is true the people Mem to ljave been
carried away with the glamour of mili
tary achievements. So stupendous have
the expenditures for the naval and mili
tary become that Important internal
improvements have been Indefinitely
Mr. Foss. speaking, for the bill, said
tho aggregate appropriated would af
ford comfort to the economist and an
Inspiration to those who believe In the
policy of building up the American
navy. He then explained the reasons
for the Increase of 511.000.000 in this bill
over the last, saying among other
things that the Increase of 3000 men
provided by the bill mude an Increased
appropriation necessary. More men
should have been provided, lie said, but
there wus a lack of facilities for train
In emphasising the necessity of build
ing up the navy In times of peace, and
the Impossibility of building ships In
times of war. Mr. Foss exclaimed:
"What would Russia give today if
she could call back somo of her sunken
I After routine business thc House went
' into committee of thc whole with Mr.
j Hepburn of Jowa in the chair, and cn
) tered upon consideration of the naval
. appropriation bill.
Taking up the new warships provided
for, Mr. Foss Mid the naval Increase
j programme to be modest and reasona
I ble, when what other countries arc do
ing is taken Into consideration. Fig
ures were quoted comparing the navies
of the powers, showing the United
States to rank fifth.
Mr. Fitzgerald (Dem.;) of New York,
snld that whoever can read the signs of
tho times the programme of this Gov
ernment Is plain.
THIS MORNING'S NEWS.
ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. Multi
tude pays final' tribute at grave of Sen
ator Uannu In Cleveland.... Citizens and
constables engage In light near Madison,
III., hi which soven persons wero shot,
two fatally.... May delivery wheat sold in
Chicago for Jl.lW.... Nephew of J. I'Icrpont
Morgan reaches Chicago with a Japanese
bride. ...Congri'ssnion urgo building of
warships In tlmo of pcaco... Trial of Mil
lionaire Dcwoy and his cowboys for mur
der In progress In Kansas.... Girl In Dtis
Molucs accuses her father of wife mur
der.. ..Two stcamohlpH reach New York
after a perilous trip through a stormy
FOREIGN. Czar's Generals are plan
ning to movo against Korean cities....
Russian warship ordered out of a Spanish
MOUNTAIN AND COAST Chairman
Gooulug of Idaho tolbi of tho great pros
perity in his State. ...Wctrn Congress
men In W.iBhington trying to aid in up
building the Wcat.i... Idaho's nowoat hotol
opened at Emmet.. ..Attorney for con
demned Idaho murderer claims, to have
discovered new ovldciuce Tho approach
of uprlng is noted at Fort Hall.... Con
tract for reform school building let at
Boise Picked men start In pursuit of a
band of desperadoes near Great Falls,
STATE. Two carloads of powder cx
plodo at Jackcon. on tho Lucln cut-off,
killing twenty-five people.
CITY. Mayor Morris Is givon authority,
in mi opinion from City Attorney Dcy.
to declares all minor positions In tho city
vacant.. ..Good progrcas mado by tho Ir
rigation leaders.... Protest against a
Nortli bench sidewalk petition Mattor
as to who shall osscub corporations to bo
tested In court.. ,L. D. S. bento Provo
at basketball. ...HIckey beaten In big
dnmaso suit against tho Rio Grande West
ern.... Iteal-estAto transfera, 500,?51
Bank clearings. $3CO,070. .Yesterday's
stock nalos. 20.SS-1 chares, for 54842.03
Oro and bullion scttlomontu during tho
day, JW.Kty 1
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TUB LATE MAROTJS A. HANNA. J
Miiltitade Pays Final Tribnte to ihe Memory of Senator H
Marcos A. HannaObseqi!ies of Statesnsan H
Solemnly Magnificent. I
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f CLEVELAND, O., Feb. 19. Cleveland was again a city of mourning to-
day. Buulness was practically suspended and a large proportion of the
nopulatlon paid homage to the memory of their distinguished fellow cltl-
zeu. Senator Marcus A. Hanna. '
Just four weeks ago today Senator Hanna left his home city for the ' 'lH
Nation's capital, happy In the thought of his triumphant re-election to !
the highest legislative body In the land. His one ambition then, as he H
himself stated, was to give to his country a season of uninterrupted I
-f To a few friends, before his leave-taking, the Senator expressed a sen- '
timent that seems to have foreshadowed an event of the fur"ve. !
' "i am tired and I think I have earned a rest. If I can go to Wash-
Ington and simply aUend to my duties as Senator I ahall.be happy." 1
-h he said. -f- , H
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CLEVELAND, O.. Feb. 19. Just as
dawn began to break over the city to
day, thc doors of the Chamber of Com
merce auditorium, where the body of
the late Senator M. A. Hanna lay. were
reopened to a vast throng- of people
who desired to view the face of the
dead Senator. The long lines of peo
ple stretched, away until they exceeded
In length the five blocks reached dur
ing yesterday afternoon.
The early hour of opening the doors,
to the chamber brought thousands of
men with thoir dinner nails on their
way to their dally work. In such num
bers did they dome, however, that many
were unable to1 remain In line and con
sequently wero deprived of a last look
at the face of the dead statesman.
Eariy morning brought many excur
sionists from surrounding towns and
lh?sc, too. helped to swell tho long line.
Thousands who had hoped to have an
opportunity to pass by tho bier of tho
dead Senator abandoned the Idea when
they caw how hopeless was their
chance of gaining admission.
THOUSANDS TURNED AWAY.
Several thousand who stood In line
waiting their turn were also disap
pointed when the doors to the chamber
were closed at 11 o'clock to prepare for
the removal of tho body to the church
for the funeral services.
At JO o'clock the members of the
State Legislature, who recently chow
Mr. Hanna to represent the common
wealth of Ohio in the United Statos
Senate to succeed himself, drove from
their hotel to tho Chamber of Com
mcn'e In a body and looked for the last
time upon the face of the dead states
man. During thc night many distinguished
men pC the country arrived In Cleve
land tc attend tho funeral service and
thc early morning hours of today great
ly augmented that number. The Wash
ington ddegullqn arrived at 10:30
o'clock nnd was at once driven to thc 1
Hollenden hotel. I
The party comprised Secretary Tnft ( IH
of the War department, Secretary Wil- I IH
son of the Agricultural department, IH
Secretary Cortelyou of tho Commerco
and Labor department. Commissioner , 1
Garileld. chief of tho bureau of corpo- f
rations' In the Department of Commerce 1
and Labor; Senators Forakcr, Perkins, 11
Warren, Fairbanks, Scott. Bcverldgs, !,
Klttrldgc, Cockrell, Bacon. Martin nnd , IH
MoEnery. They wero accompanied bv j
the secretary of the Senate, Charles ,
Bennett, B. W. Layton, doorkeeper; W j
L. Cornelius, secretary to the sergeant- )
at-iirms, and several Senate attaches. '
The House delegation consisted Of I,
Gen. Grosvenor, chairman? Van Voor- j;
hecs. Burton, Morgan, Bedc, Southard, ,
Co.ss-lngham. Hlldebrandt, Kyle, Snook, )'
Neviu, Warner, Garbcr. Roebcl. Jack- '
son, Kennedy, Longworth, Weemn,
Bartlctt, Lucking, Wiley, Dalzell. Wat-
son, Burke. Currier, Sherman. Roden
berg, McCleary. Hemenway and Caldr
Other distinguished personages were '
Gov. Durbln of Indiana and staff, J.
Plerpont Morgan and party of New I
York: George B. Cox and party of Cin- 1
clnnatl, nnd a number of business and 1
.social friends of, thc dead Senator from HB
Chicago. Detroit, Buffalo, Pittsburg 1
and New York. ,
Thc last rites were held this after- ,
noon at St. Paul's Episcopal church.
During thin solemn occasion Cleveland ,
was silent. Nearly all business wan jH
suspended. Street railways and steam HH
road traflle on every line In tho city wa
stopped for five minute.' from 1 to 1:05 H
o'clock. People generally In all partn jH
of the city bowed their heads In revor- jH
enco for a brief space of time at that
WITH BARED HEADS. j
Thousands who were unable to view ;
thc remains of the dead Senator .11 iH
they lay In state in thc Chamber of 1 iH
Commerce auditorium yesterday and 'H
today, Hocked to the church doom to