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WMIRAL TOGO'S LA TEST NA VAL COUP I
I ASTOUNDS BRITAIN'S SEA GENERALS I
STof" Four Fully Primed Tor
L(lo Boats Without Desperate
Engagement Marks New Record
L Naval Warfare Whereabouts
M Czar's Vladivostock Fleet a
Mystery --Port Arthur Fleet Is
Mow Under Orders to Keep Out
aof Range of the Enemy's Guns.
11 J '
D0N, Feb. 24 Cabling: from Chefoo on February 23rd, a correspondent of the Morning Post says 10,000 more
troop, liave landed at Chemulpo nnd that he has received confirmation of the report that some Japanese
luifd at Plseon bay, others at Tallemvan, and that an engagement occurred the night of February 12th.
i corespondent at Seoul of the Dally Mail reports al panic at Pingyang, Korea, which is regarded' as heralding
pueh of the opposing armies.
vD0X, Feb. 23. Details of the latest naval coup by Admiral Togo's ships,
la the capture of four of Russia's best torpedo craft, is eagerly awaited
il experts here. Beyond confirmation of the story that the destroyers
t!r crews had .been captured, no details hare been received, and It is cvi
it the Russian censor refuses to allow news of this fresh disaster to the
i port Arthur fleet to come through.
trick of using signals of the enemy is not a new one in modern war
tfttjuse In capturing torpedo boats, naval men here say, Is an lnnova-
t'llipatches of yesterday announcing the fact and those subsequently rc
tjsannlng the story lndicato that the destroyers fell Into the hands of
without resistance. This Is a phase of the case that the experts say
Etot readily conceive. A torpedo boat is much in the nature of a sub
due, and Is virtually a floating arsenal of guncotton and other high ex
i,ihlch the pressure of an electric button quickly turns into a veritable
j, To capture four of this sort of vessels without a right can only be ac
I for on the theory that the Russian crews upon finding they had been
! by the Japs, threw up their hands and submitted to captui'e rather than
ran for it and in. the event of any escaping meeting with dire punlsh
Ithe hands of their superiors for blundering.
?s dispatches fall to give any information regarding the whereabouts of
alin fleet from Vladhostock, which was reported several days ago to
pa In search of the Japanese squadron which hus been harrassing Port
-.'j, according to St. Petersburg advices, is determined to get lis Black
a bio Asian waters. One dispatch, says:
tctlations are progressing for the passage of the Dardanelles by the Rus
&V..i fleet, Russia is determined to get her sldps through, even if It I
laary to adopt Uie subterfuge of altering their uppearance. disguising
u merehantment. The Porte is almost willing, and if England makes an
the dispatch continues, "It will be a signal for an immediate advance
l!ral Alexleff s retirement to Harbin with his staff is interpreted to mean
;t ii convinced tho Japanese will beslega Port Arthur. The fleet has re
Itctructlons not to engage in any fight at present, but remain on th3
fremiti the beginning of July, when a half of the whole Baltic fleet will
Wched to the fur East. It Is hoped also by that time that part of the
fci fleet will also be on the way.
aUrgram from Seoul says that a foreigner at Pyng Tang says that the
i lint Russian scouts are at Anju is autheritlc. The cablegram also says
itiitives in Pyng Yang are panic-stricken, but foreigners are not thrcat-
IDZSIR0Y SEVENTY "
OfiJ ULES OF RUSSIAN RAILWAY
iL Feb 23 According to the
correspondent at Seoul, the
r bombarded Port Arthur at in-"Whvee-n
the 8th and 14th of
J-7, causing, however, only alight
J U!10 13 confirmed, this eorre
JJ, coctlnuts, that seventy miles
JT. v track an(J om Important
h ,v? been destroyed between
u7!U . r P01"1 ls true it would'
ijfl hit ta1dvantage for the Japanese,
rZl0?r?k ls 1:Tlom to be very
Sg jW'Plled. and it therefore could'
nf,581 a Japanese attack,
-r? j , however, no news of
i 'watlona of any kind.
'! i?P0Tldent of the Times at Wei
Jvtf JiLayB he hears that all the
liwE,?1 Port Arthur, Dalny and
T ar ChlneFc. and that it
Ew for the Russians to repair
, 'A fetVfv11 from To1t a corre-f-
? rcff thc Tlrres aays some hun
laiu. aclu rhed Chenju,
ES? i ?,ebruary 20th Thirty
-B tST the rIvcr Kazan the
fef,f thus arriving within
1E SJ!!!Ics of Pingyang. Korea.
3 Hake as
3 Cl d Land Reclamation Bu--fijfr
Established Here West
jt iSews From Capital.
,?7 A' p- Philips.)
1 A. t0 Th0 Tribune.)
T.-.0J JJNGTON, D. C, Feb. 23.-Re-
fJ:rCrmUnlCatl0n fr0m Uie Com
jjfjS: "ub of Salt Lnko City to Prof.
J -jfil rin5 the good ofllces of the
f- rlng for Salt Lake City thc
i"'tne Western hcadquarlers
J? I'an(1 Rcelamation bureau.
" today said that the bureau
offlcs ia Salt Lak0 city And
k -r -r -r-
-f DARING JAPANESE OFICERS
-f- PAY PENAXTY WITH LIFE
ST PETERSBURG, Feb. 23.-Tho
Japanese who were hanged by Rus-
-f- stans in Manchuria for attempting --
-f- to blow up tho railroad bridge over
thc Sangarl river were disguised as 4-
-f They wero arrested just as they
4- were about to make the attempt 4-
4- Inquiry revealed that they word 4-
4- Japanese officers of tho general 4
4- staff, namely, Col. Assasi of the en- 4-
4- glneers and L.leuts. Zonelolascha 4-
4- and Kacurta of thc sappers. They 4-
4- wero at once hanged from thc glr- 4-
4- ders of the bridge.
EXPEHT'S THEORY REG-ARDING-JAPAN'S
ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 23. M.
Jelctz. a milltarj" expert who is to ac
company Gen. Kuropatkln to tho front,
and whose opinions are consequently
of Increased value, predicts that thc
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that this would be increased as the work
of the bureau 1 advanced. It is now
virtually Western headquarters.
Senator Kenrns, who has been In New
York the past three days, returned to
day In order to voto for the ratillcation
of the Panama canal treaty. He left
for New York tonight and will accom
pany Mrs. ICcarns on her way home as
far as Chicago.
Post Commissary Sergt. John Brown,
now at 1323 Washington street. San
FranclFco. Cal., will report on or before
the expiration of the furlough granted
him from Fort Yellowstone. Wyo.. to
?h "commanding officer. Presidio o . San
Francisco, Cal.. who wl 1 nd him to
Manila. Philippine Islands, on the Gov
ernment transport sail ng from San
Francisco about April 3, 1904.
Private Isarel Dixon, company D,
Twenty-fourth Infantry. Fort Harrison
ATnnt will bo cliwharged from thc
nrmyV by reason of being unsulted to
the service, by the commanding otllcer
of his station. .
Senator, Koaro& callotlk pn, Oto Secxe-
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I Su??Sbj-"S ji? "SiSSJ cw. Panoramic View of Dalny and Talienwan Bay, Where the Russians Have Big Military Forcas. I
WILL DRIVE MIKADO'S
ARMY INTO THE SEA
Russian Official Says That Victory
"Will Crown Nation's Arms
in Six Months.
44v ' -r: 4-
,4- ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 23. 4
4- "The warlwill'end' in August or 4-
4- September, in the complete defeat 4-
4- of the Japanese.
4- "How the -Japanese can hope to 4-
'4- succeed when our army in the
4- East Is strengthened to a point 4
4- equal or superior in numbers to 4-
4- that of our cdversarlcsv we are 4-
4- honestly unable to comprehend. 4
4- It will not be difficult to place 4-
4- two, four or even six hundred 4-
4- thousand additional men In the 4
4- Held If necessary. When our 4-
4- forces are concentrated and ready 4
4- they will finish by driving the 4-
4- Japanese into the oa." Excerpt 4-
4- from interview with otTlclal in St. 4-
4- Petersburg who is in close touch 4-
4- with Russian war plans.
ST. PETERSBURG. Feb. 23.
"Frankly, Jt seems to Russia that the
Japanese either have utterly failed to
appreciate Russia's resources, or have
counted on the aid of Great Britain or
the United State's, neither of which
ever contemplated becoming involved,"
said "a AVar department otllclal today.
"So far as Great Britain Is concerned
we do not believe any hallucinations
existed there. We think the British
statesmen who did so much to push
Japan Into war, realized that with
Japan's defeat they would accomplish
two things for Great Britain-first, to
give Rust-la a check for of course, the
war must Impede our progress tempo
rarilysecond, to cripple Japans
maritime power, which was -beginning
to be greatly felt In the Pacific.
"It can be said with the utmost posl
tlveness that Russia will bide her
time. She will act on the defensive un
til she ls confident that hor weight of
numbers will leave-no doubt as to the
result. Reinforcements aTC going for
ward at the rate of 3000 per day. Prob
ably some time will elapse before Rus
sia feels prepared to assume the offen
sive. JAP SHIPS "WERE CRIPPLED.
"The conviction is growing here in
official circles that In spite of Japanese
denials, thc Japanese licet was severely
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tary of War today in behalf of E. M.
Deuvaul. whow yon. Bertie Deuvaul. en
listed In tho Twelfth Infantry In Sep
tember last and who iemH to have
gotten Into some trouble resulting in a
court-martial. The Senator was given
assurance that the soldier would be re
tained In this country and not sent to
the Philippines with his regiment. The
request was made on the ground that
certain extenuating circumstances can
bo presented in mitigation of tho
soldlcr'9 apparent serious- offense, but
nothing further can be accomplished
until all the papers are- received at
the War department and time had to
make careful Inquiry Into the merits of
the plea which Senator Kearns will pre
sent. First-class Sergt. William T. Peyton.
Signal Corps, now at Price, Utah, will
proceed to Denver, Colo., and1 report up
on his arrival to the signal officer, De
partment of the Colorado, for duty.
Sidney E. Blout of Wyoming has been
appointed examiner of surveys in the
General Land olllou at a salary of ?5 p&r
BULGARIA PRATES OF PEACE
X WHILE PREPARING FOR WAR
4 BERLIN, Feb. 2.1. The conviction' of thc German Government that 4-
war between Bulgaria and Turkey is within measurable possibility In- 4
4 The war in the far East, it is asserted, has changed thc temper of the
4 Turks from acquiescence in the reform-plans of the powers for Mace- 4-
4- donia to positive Intractibllity.
4 The Bulgarian Government, four days after the outbreak of the war, 4
4- placed an order with Loewe & Co., thc Mauser rifle and cartridge makers 4
4 of Berlin, which order was doubled Friday last. Loewe & Co., as usual 4
4 with the German arms makers, notified the German Government 4
OCEAN HIGHWAY ACROSS
Amendments to the Panama Canal Treaty Voted Down
and the Measure Ratified by an Almost Unanimous
Vote ii the SenateDetaiI of the Vote and the Pairs.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 23 The United
States Senate today ratified without
amendment the treaty with Panama for
a canal across the Isthmus of that name
by a vote of CC to 14. The result was a
foregone conclusion, the Interest in the
matter being only in the division of the
vote on the Democratic side, which was
not known definitely until the roll was
called, all tho Republicans beln for
ratification. Fourteen Democrats voted
for ratification and fourteen against.
Two Democrats, Clark of Montana and
Stone of Missouri, were paired in favor
of thc treaty, and three Democrats,
Overman. McLaurln and Martin, were
paired against it. so in the total vote
sixteen Democrats were for the treaty
and seventeen against It. The Demo
crats who were present and voted for
the treaty were: Bacon. Bern', Clark
(Ark.), Clay. Co'ckrell. Foster (La.). Gib
son. Latimer. McCreary. McEncry, Mal
lory, Simmons and Taliaferro.
The only other vote was on the
amendment offered bv Senator Bacon,
providing for an nrrangemont to com
pensate Colombia for loss of the terri
tory of Panuma. This was rejected by
a vote of 24 to 49. It was a party Vote
on the affirmative side and also on the
negative side, with the exception of Mr.
Gibson and Mr. McEncry. Democrats,
who voted with thc .Republicans. Four
Democrats' were absent when this vote
was taken and no pairs were announced
for them. Somo Republicans also were
absent on this vote.
THE DEBATE SHORT.
Senators generally commend the
management of tho treaty by Senator
Cullom, chairman of tho Committee on
Foreign Relations, who has had charge
of the measure durlne both the plain
and storm sailing. The vote was taken
much earlier than was anticipated at
first, when its opponents were vigor
ously trying to secure enough votes to
Tho debate In executive session was
generally on the merits of the treaty,
with reference to the secret papers
which were sent to tho Senate by tho
President. Senator Morgan made a set
speech, which occupied the greater part
of tho time. Senator Culberson mado
comments on the secret correspondence
and asserted that it showed that the
"reasonable time" referred to In the
Spooncr aot was known to have expired,
both for negotiating the Hay-Herran
treaty and Its ratidcation. Senator Cul
iHjrson read from a letter addressed to
Dr. Alder Shaw by the President, dated
October 10, 1003, in which the President
said he saw no hope for any negotia
tion with Colombia, and that he would
be delighted should a revolution occur
on the isthmus.
WORK WILL BEGIN AT ONCE.
Senator Klttrldge of South Dakota, a
member of the Inter-Ocean lo Canal
committee, after the ratification of tho
canal treaty today introduced a bill to
provide for temporary government of
the Panama canal territory and the
protection of the canal works, and for
other purposes connected with, the con
struction of tho canal,
The roll call resulted!
Alger, , lleyburn,
Ankeny, " Komi,
Clujip, McCumber, .
Clark (Wyo.), McEncry,
Clark (Ailc), MiUlory.
Dolllver, I'lali (Conn.).
Dryden. , Piatt (N. YJ.
Fornker. , Scott,
Foster (La.), Simmons,
Glbsnn. , Warren,
Halo, ' Welmorc w. i .
Ballev, ' Oornian,
Blackburn, NewlancK .
Daniel. ' Teller.
Dubois, Tillman If.
Thc pairs on , th ratification -were:
Quay nnd Clark fMontO. with Overman
and. Foster (Wash), nnd Hawley with
Mcra.urln; Burton and Stone- with Martin.
Tho pairs two to 1. as a 'two-thirds vote
is necessary to ratify a treaty.
Tho voto rejecting the Bacon amend
ment, was 21 to 40, a follows;
Berry. ' Money,
Carmack. ' ' Newlands,
Clarke (Ark.), Patterson,
Foster (IJu), Toller.
Gorman. Tillman 24.
Alee, ' Hoyuurn.
Clark (Wyo.), McEnery.
1 Dcpew, Millard.
Dillingham, Nelson, i
Dryden, , Perkins. Jj
Klklno, Piatt (Conn.V J
Fab-banks, Plait (N. 1J, ' V
Forakor, ' 3'roctor,
Frye, Scott. I
Gibson, Wctmorj: TO.
The pairs on the Bacon amendment:
Martin with Cullom. McLaurln with
Hawlcy, Overman with Quay.
The first named wero In tho affirmative.
The votes both on ratification and tho
Bacon amondmont wra made publla by
MAYOR IS BALKED BY 1 1
REPUBLICAN COUNCIL I
Majority Seport of Special Committee, Tnnring Down ! 1 1
Appointments, Is Adopted by Straight Partisan Vote ( H
-New Names Are Submitted by Mayor Morris. H
The Council last night turned, down
thc appointments of Mayor Morris, and
did It in no eaulvocal manner. The
report of the majority of the special
committee of five, which was adopted
by a solid Republican vote, was very
exhaustive, and shows the Democrats
Just where the party' Is standing. The
Republicans of the special committee,
out of consideration of all concerned,
did not submit the report at first. They
submitted a much briefer report, In
which it was simply set out that they
did not approve of the appointments
for the simple reason that they did not
consider an ecinal division of the spoils
had been made. Councilman Fern
strom, however, was steaming for a
light, and demanded that an explana
tion be made. The other report was
Under a suspension of the rules a
communication from the Mayor was in
troduced, which made the new appoint
ments for the various offices as given
above. By a vote of 1'- to 3 the new ap
pointments were referred to the same
special committee to which the old ap
pointments were referred. Another
communication from tho Mayor, In
which he drew the attention of the
Council to the defects of the Revised
Ordinances in not providing for the ap
pointment of assistants, and recom
mending that something bo done, ex
cited much talk. The communication'
was so worded as to cast insinuations
on certain of the offices, which was
quickly resented. The Council cham
ber was crowded, and by the applause,
something very unusual, which Fern
strom received on several occasions,
showed plainly that those present were
Democratic office-seekers. The com
munication was referred to the seeral
committees having Jurisdiction over the
offices mentioned by the Mayor.
FERNSTROM AT THE FRONT.
Duiing the session Councilman Fcrn
strom severul times tried to stir up a
rumpus, and finally did so by the intro
duction of a resolution. In which Land
nnd Water Commissioner MacKnight
and Superintendent Hlnos of the Wa
terworks department are charged with
derelictions in Ujflr duty.. The resolu
tion states thatyrroBcph Pugslcy of tho
commissloner'trofTice and James Hilton
of the waterjjepartment have been per
mitting the sheep , and horses of one
Mat Cochran to trespass In City Creek
canyon and have been receiving mut
ton for so doing. The resolution pro
vides that the men mentioned, as well
as Mr. Hlnes and Mr. MacKnight. be
NEW APPOINTMENTS. -f
4- Gborgo A. Snow, City Engineer. -f ,
-f- Ell A. Folland. Superintendent ot--f .
4- Waterworks. -V
llober n. Davt3, City Sexton. -f i
4- J. H. Brlttaln, Building Inspector. '
4, Dr. C. L Douglas, Iloalth. Com '
! -4- mlssloncr. -f
-if Henry'" C. James, Plumbing Inspeo- 4 !
4- tor. 4 '
4- B. B. Mann, Hnmaiw Officer. 4-
4- Ben D. Luce, Land and Water 4-
4- Commissioner. 4-
I 4- Joseph A, JannlnxB, Food Inspec- 4-
4- tor. 4- I IH
4- George H. Morris, Poundkeeper. 4- IH
4- H P. Richards, OH Inspector and 4-
-t- Scaler of Weights nnd Mcasuros. 4- Wk
4- Georgo D. Alder, Frederick Lyon. 4-
4- members Board of Hoalth. 4 I
1 L 1 1 L 1 I I 1 J L J I l.lll.Ll !
removed from office. Tho matter was , ,
referred to tho committee of the, whole ( j (
to meet one week from tonight. ( (
ROLLINS OETS THE BONDS. !
The session last night was the longest I
held thlB year, and considerable busl- i
ness was transacted. The more Impor
tanl matters passed upon were: The
5ulS,000 city Improvement bonds, bear- fM
lng 4Vj per cent Interest nnd due in
twenty years, issued to refund bonds i
that have matured, were awarded to E. i
H. Rollins & Son., whose bid was for 1
par with a j)remlum of $14,0"5. Eight '
other bids were received, but Rollins
was by far the best. '
Chief of Police Lynch pent In the ap- H
polntment of John Halvorsen as a t
patrolman, and It was confirmed by a J
unanimous vote. The fire ordinance of 1
Councilman Hnrtenstelh was laid oven ,
for one week, and interested pnrties i i
will appear before the committee to- 1
pight. The Salt Lake Theater is con- '
sldered a veritable lire trap, and sev- Jl
oral amendments looking to the safety
of the patrons of playhouses arc to ho '
made to the ordinance a first Intro- '
duoed. ! (H
STRAIGHT PARTT VOTE. jjH
The Mayor sent in tho appointment H
of Moses Evans as tankman at tho HHH
brick tank. Fernstrom made a big '' JIIIIH
bluff to have it confinned. but it was . IH
turned, down by a straight, partisan ( IB
vote. Councilman Haiienstein Intro- ( (
duced two ordinances providing for tho . (
appointment by the Mayor, without the ,
confirmation of the CounciL of assist- I
ants in the departmental offices of the
citv. They will be taken up next week. '
Before adjourning the Council votod (
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HH 'I H
THIS MORNING'S NEWS. J
AI-L OA'ER THE COUNTRT.-Salt
Lake vrtll bo headquarters Xor tho Arid
Lands Reclamation bureau.. .Two burned
to death in an Oklahoma Jail. ...Panama
canal troary voted on and tho moasuro
ratlfiod by an alrnnpt unanimous voto In
tho Senate.... Tho IIouso 1b still bUBy with
tho naval bill. ...Tho Third regiment of
thf regular army will be dispatched to
tho Isthmus of Pamuna...-IIanna.'s eatate,
valued at ,000,GX. Is loft to his family....
Tho President fmdt difficulty In socurlng
FOREIGN. Admiral Totro's naval coup
astoundH naval experts of tho world....
Tho German Gov-ernmcnt is becoming con
vinced that war between Bulgaria and
Turkoy is Inevitable. .Russians prodlct
that thoy will drive tho Mikado's army
Into tho sea.... Hawaiian legislators Indict
ed by grand Jury.
MOUNTAIN AND COAST. Rain Inun
dates Ross Fork section In Idaho. ...Drill
er at Medhury, Ida., tap a big oil guxher.
....Montana formers aro up In arms,
claiming that Canada is attempting to
steal jsvatcra of tho. Milk rtVor..,,AJb.u-,
qucrquo, N. M., shaken by an carthqruake.
.... .James Martin -was hanged at Butte, ( H
Mont., for tlio crime of murder. h;H
STATE. Masked bandits hold up the 1 ll
construction crew on tho San Pedro near ' jH
Callentcs and secure nearly &m In cah. j
... Tho bodies of six of tlio ictlmr. of tho i
Jackson disaster wero burled In Ogden. I
CIT1. Trial of Frank Itose begun..,.
Maddock of Michigan chosen coach for i
the U. of U....Man to go C0 miles to 'rHHIH
testify In a case in Alaska.... Bell Tolo-
phono annual meeting.. ..Fort, Dougla.i I
soldiers ready to more. ...Oregon Short 'j
Lino to open Green RIvcr branch.... Of- ),
ficora havo troublo keeping, sidewalks jj iH
clear.... C. M. Jackson bounced by tho iH
City Council Chinatown in mourning j IH
for a dead priest Rico trial bogun in ' jH
City court M. F. Tarpoy talks poliUcs. IH
....L. D. S. track tram organizes... .Ex- IH
pert opens safe for County Treasurer ( jH
Man About Town Lively session of rh ijjjjji
Council Beat est a to transfers. $ol7S..,. v H
Bank celnrliiK-. $557,536.... yesterday's j ;H
stock Kales, 7239 shares, for 5507J. ...Or 4 I IH
and bullion sottltfinonLo durQg tho day,