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I Vol. XJYI. :nq. 332. Salt Lake City, Utah, Sujedat Momsnsra, jMarch 13, 904, - 32 PHGES.fihe Gents. I
I CURTAIN FALLS ON FIRST
1 ACT IN SMOOT INQUIRY
! Senate Comittee Takes a Recess Until Additional
Witnesses Can Be Summoned From Utah-Positive
Statements by Attorney HiSes of Salt Lake
City During Adjournment Teasdale and Other
Well-Known Polygamists Will Be Sought.
I . Special to The Tribune,
I "WASHINGTON', March 12. The- lira
case was concluded today when the cora
imittoe upon whom dovolvcB tho task of
tain his eeat In the United Slates Bono
From present Indications there will
of the molodrama is ro ached. Tho Decor
ywhen another batch of witnesses from Ut
1 make their bow. Tho curtain will ralHa
It 13 moro than probable that a sub-corar
I cffalrs of tho Mormon church. Tho four
I when tho committee makcB its report ar
I What tho climax will bo it is difllcu
tho cormnitteo havo dlacuaeod Intormallj
deolaro Mr.- Smoot's seat vacant may bo
I Ogdon HIlfeH, an attorney of Salt Lai
1 day. Mr. Hilea gave eomo very positive
u political power of tho Mormon church,
i 'been contractod since tho issuance of the
j "Heed Snioofc would not havo been oI
' 0 had his candidacy not been approved by
church was given his election was assure
was emphatic languago used by Judge
Among tlio witnesses to be sent for
John Henry Smith, whose alleged plum
witnesses during" the hearing Just close
WASHINGTON, March 12. The ab
sence of a quorum caused a delay in
calling to order tho Senate Committee
on Privileges and Elections which is in
vestigating the protest against Senator
Heed Smoot. E. B. Crltchlow, formerly
a "United States Attorney in Utah, again
took the stand and hlo cross-cxamina-"tlon
was continued by Waldemar Van
J- ?ptt, one of tho attorneys for tho de-
' Sentiment against Mr. Smoot waB tho
J subject of Inquiry by Mr. Van Cott, who
i . asked specifically If a wavo of antag-
'wfi, onlsm to tho Mormon Senator was not
ll'j created by the Lelllch charges that Mr.
Km t Smoot was a polygamiat.
if)- ' Mr. Critchlow thoucht that had not
W' been the effect, though there had been
j.rJ t much surprlso that this was made In
(Oil i face of the statement in tho general
'h' I protest that Mr. Smoot was not charged
Yj with polygamy.
Little Interest was taken in the cross
WjA examination and only two membors of
ia tho committee remained in their scats
B U for the greater part of tho forenoon
Tho cross-examination was confined
l almost entirely to bringing out Mr.
rst act In the Smoot-Monnon hierarchy
rain was rung down by the Senate com
f saying whether Reed Smoot ehall ro
tate. 1 bo at least four acts before the finale
md act will open about two weeks hence,
ftah and the West will be on hand to
in on tho third act in Salt Lake City, as.
jmittee will vlalt that city to investigate
irth act will be In the Senato chamber
ind rcconvmondations. .
;ult to say. The fact that members of
ly tho method of procedure necessary to
to prophetic, but, that is another story,
iko City, wnH tho last witness heard) to
'0 declaratory testimony in regard' to tho
As to whether plural marriages have
ic manifesto Mr. Hllca said he believed
ilected United Statea Senator from. Utah
ty the church. When consent of the
ed. All other candidates retired." This
;o Ogden HIlcs.
r aro Apostles Merrill and Teasdale and
al marriages have Iwen recounted by
Crltchlow's views on the acts of others
aiKl the thoughts of others. After this
procedure had continued for nearly an
hour Senator McComao objected and
called attention to tho fact that the
character of tho testimony could not In
fluence the committee In any manner.
Mr. Van Cott then addressed the com
mittee directly In regard to the candi
dacy of Reed Smoot and drew from the
witness the fact that Mr. Smoot had
announced himself as a candidate for
the Senate before 1902.
"Did not he announce himself as early
as 1S9S and receive votes In the Legis
lature?" "I believe he did. He received votes
and so did I. The minority only had
three votes and they were passsd around
as a compliment."
Mr. Crltchlow's attention was called to
the nominations for members of tho
Legislature and. the fact that he parti
cipated in the convention and had
moved to mako certain nominations
"I did move to make them unani
mous," said the1' witness. "We, that is,
the candidates who wero defeated, and I
made the motion as a matter of cour
tesy." "Did not you know that It meant Reed
Smoot for Senator?"
"Did you go on tho stump that fall In
support of the Republican ticket?"
Mr. Critchlow, when his attention was
(Coutinued on Pago 2.)
K UNEASY RESTS MEAD OF
3 ' i
rfW HI LONDON, March 12. Tho continued
Kl fiffi existence of ihv present Government
fj after the' past eventful week in Parlla-
11 ment creates surprise even among its
R $ II ' st faithful oupporters. Premier Bal-
I I four kept the Cabinet in power by a
V fl majority of forty-six gained at tho ex-
? penso o what is universally, admitted
'.3 $ to bo a personal defeat for tho Premier.
1 Wj For tho firBt tlmo since the fiscal
' Si question became a live Issue in British
' jE!r politics Joseph Chamberlain's follow-
Ht trs showed their strength and' lnton-
jJfiiM No' less than 110 members of the
House of Commons put themselves on
AH record' this week as willing to turn- over
Jhf Balfour rather than sacrifice their ad-
herence to Mr. Chamberlain's out and
jH out protectionist principles. As a re-
'jH bult Mr. Balfour has foregone hl9 per-
tonal policy of retaliation and retains
'H ofllco only by the support of those mc-m-
'WM bera of Parliament who openly uphold
preferential and protective duties. This
!H section of the Unionist party, though
S strong enough to decide the fate of the
. Ministry, is not strong enough to effect
If anything as an Individual unit.
Vum The complications within the Union-
yflW lHt party came during the week to an
JrJH almost Gllbertlan climax. Even the
iHj Saturday Review, which supports Mr.
Balfour's policy, holds that he lost more
H than ho gained by his comparatively
jSI narrow majority of forty-three. On all
1J sides it ia admitted that a dissolution
k , of Parliament alone can solve the exlst-
lng conditions, Tho Cabinet Itself, ?.o
recently conntructed, boa been on the
verge of a serious split.
H BLUFFED INTO BACKDOWN.
FJJjB During the week Austen Chamberlain,
' f?JB the Chaiicellor of the Exchequer; Colo-
f5m nlal Secretary Littleton and several ml-
yLW nor members of the Government threat-
yj encd to resign unless Mr. Balfour wlth-
'4M drew hl9 support of the motion which
' ' 7m denounced Joseph Chamberlain's pro-
poaed preferential, duties based on the
vH taxation of food.
7pmm Beset within and without, Mr. Bal-
fcsiM four gave in to the Chamberlalultea and
HgHi etlll further antagonized Uioso free trade
iH Unionists, the Duke of Devonshire. Jord
Balfour of Burleigh. Charles T Ritchie,
Lord George Hamilton and Sir John
Gorst, formerly his colleagues, and their
In addition to these tactic difllcultles
In which the fiscal question has Involved
what Is known as the "Tho strongest
(Continued on Pago 2.)
OUSTING OF SENATOR
AND THE MOBOS
In the Event of Senato Decid
ing to Remove Reed Smoot,
a Majority Vote of Members
is All That is Necessary.
FACT THAT STATESMEN1 ARE
HEADING UP ON THE RULES
APPLYING TO CASES SIMILAR
TO THAT OF THE UTAH SENA
TOR IS CONSIDERED AS FORE
CASTING WHAT MAY HAPPEN.
BY A. F. PHILIPS. '
National Hotel. L
WASHINGTON, D. C, March 12. j
Thcro is much discussion as to the
manner in which Senator Smoot may
be removed from the Senate providing a
case against him Is made out.
Opinion has been that a two-thirds
vote would be necessary, but that vote
would be necessary only when the Sen
ate decided to expel him. Ills sat can
bo declared vacant by a majority vote
and this is what will most likely be done
should protestants sustain their case.
Senator Blackburn, in discussing the
Tho Senate may at ltn pleasure call by
majority vote any of its previous actions
relating to its own membership null and
void. It Is tho absolute and solo Judge of
Its membership. In fact, and may do as It
may please with whatsoever Senator It
may please according to Its own Judgmont.
Tho fact that a Senator has been sworn
In, and that he takes his seat, cannot bo
held to Interfere with any action it may
talco subsequently. By majority voto it
can "declare a Senator's seat vacant and
'eject' that Senator, whether he has been
sworn In or not. It makes no dlffcronco."
Senators Allison, Spooner and a num
ber of others also are of this opinion.
It will be some tlmo before the hearing
is concluded and authorities In- the Sen
ate on parliamentary rules and law
will have ample time to study the ques
tion. One thing Is .certain, regardless of
Smoot, and that Is that a universal mar
riage code' will be presented to the coun
try In tho shape of a constitutional
amendment ao a means of wiping out
Tula will come up In all probability at
tho next session of Congress and be
passed, and there is no doubt but that
the vote of tHirty-four States necessary
to ratify It can be eecured.
Never before has tho country been
aroused to such a high pitch upon the
question as now. President Joseph
Smith's evidence given before the Sen
ate committee has aroused the Nation.
The pressure to wipe out the twin relic
was never so strong as now. There Is a
wave of indignation that such a state of
affairs exist In a sovereign State as that
detailed by the head of the dominant
church of Utah, and Senators are be
sieged with petitions and letters from
their constituents regarding tho ques
tion. Notwithstanding the Inquiry is pro
ceeding petitions still continue to come
In praying the Senate to institute an
Inquiry Into the Smoot matter.
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INDEX TO SUNDAY'S TRIBUNE.
f "YEGG" LEADER CAUGHT.
CHICAGO BANDITS TO HANG.
4- U. S. STEEL CO.'S PROFIT3.
INCREASE IN CRIME' DI5-
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-4- THE WOMEN'S CLUBS,
NEW LIBRARY BOOKS.
IN THE COURTS.
"THE MAN ABOUT TOWN."
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4- DIETRICH INVESTIGATION
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4- MINES AND MULLS.
4- PAGE 11
4- STOCKS AND MARKETS.
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4- IN THE BUSINESS MARTS
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4- CLASSIFIED ADS.
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4- CLASSIFIED ADS.
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4- CITY AND NEIGHBORHOOD.
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IY1ILES BOOM FOR
DES MOINES, la.. March 12.-About
seventy-five? prominent Iowa Democrats
held a conference hero tonight and
launched a boom for Gen. Nolson A. Mlloa
for tho Democratic nomination for Presi
dent. It Is claimed that the Iowa move
ment la part of a national ono which haa
been begun by Gen. Mllea a managers
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MARK HANNA. T
PAGE IS j.
SOCIETY IN THE STATE.
PAGE 10i- .
SOCIETY IN THE BURGS.
PARIS FASHION LETTER.
SOCIETY IN THE BURGS.
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ENTERTAINING IN JAPAN.
JAPAN'S GREAT FINANCIER.
PAGE 25 i
WITH THE STAGE FOLKS.
SOCIETY AT CAPITAL. '
LOVE CONQUERS CHAOS.
A STORY OF ADVENTURE.
MOUNTAIN RUBBER PLANT.
RADIUM AND DISEASE.
SMOOT COMMENT FROM 'ALL 4-
SMOOT COMMENT FROM 'ALL 4-
QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS.
ODD TANGLES. .
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JAPANESE BIVOUAC WHILE CONCENTRATING SOUTH OF PINGYANG, KOREA.
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Cablegrams Indicate' That tHe Opposing Columns Are Wearing' Each' Other to the North of.Pingyang; I
and It Is Wear That Town That the First Real -Battle -Will Be Fought-Over Twenty Thou- I
sand Japanese Soldiers Massing Near the Theatre of-HostilitiesAdvance of Russians. H
LONDON, Marcli 12. Where the first land battle of magnlture between the
Japanese and Russian armies will occur Is a matter that Is causing much specu
lation in military circles here. That the mighty armies will soon meet in battle
there is no doubt From the best advlcos at hand tho first real battle will
occur in the vicinity of Ping Yang. This place was tho scene of one of the
principal battles in the Chinese war. It Is situated midway between the Yalu
river and Seoul. It is connected with Wiju by a military road,. The' distance
from Yalu Is about 125 miles. The town proper is well fortified and is at prol
ent ono of the Japanese bases. Tho Japs aro 'also reported to, be north of An
tung, and It is believed by military experts to bo planning to seize that iection
of tho Siberian railway which leads to Daly and Port Arthur.
Aside from the report of Admiral MakarofT, which it is bolleved wan
"trimmed" In the St Petersburg War offlce, tho first creditable report of the
effect of the bombardment of Port Arthur from midnight on Wednesday to
past noon on Thursday last have been recelvod from Tien Toln.
Eye-witnesses, according to tho dispatch, say that the Japanese fire, which
was indifferent In previous attacks, showed marvelous accuracy. The fire came
from tho direction of Pigeon bay, where the Russians report having sighted
double the previous number of Japanese vessels, and It is oupposcdf that trans
ports of various kinds accompany the fleet.
It Is reported that the Retvlzan, which, it Is understood, was then inside of
the entrance of the harbor, was struck several times and that there were fa-
ST. PETERSBURG, March 12. Gen.
Kuropatkin, accompanied by his entire
ataff, left here at 6 o'clock this evening
on a special train for the far HJast,
where ho will take command of tho
The departure of the General was
marked by demonstrations of patriotism
and perronal regard such aa seldom
have been witnessed in the Russian
capital. Thousands of perrons who
lined the Novsky prospect and the ap
proaches to the Nicholas railroad sta
tion vied with the highest personages
in tho empire, including the principal
military authorltleo, members of the Im
perial council, foreign military attaches,
members of the French Embassy and
persons prominent In society, who had
assembled lnsldo tho station, In giving
vent to expressions of confidence in the
new commander who is to lead the Em
peror's army to victory.
Just as the General arrived at th
station Grand Duke Nicholas Nlcolaie
vltch. Grand Duke Peter NlcoHnovltch
und Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelltr. drove
up and alighted.
Modestly and without the accompani
ment of music or escort the General
drove to the station In an open carriage.
He was dressed in the fatigue uniform
of his rank. Tho ohort Ugure of Russia's
greatest General was Instantly recog
nized by the populace and his passage
down the broad boulevard was followed
by a storm1 of cheers, which grew louder
as tho crowd grow donser near the sta
tion. Hero tho enthusiasm broke out into
mighty rhouts. and) in cplte of tho cold
the air was filled) with hats thrown aloft
by the frenzied people.
The Imperial wnltlng-rooms inside the
ntation were crowdfcd with colcbritlw,
and the etaircase leading from tho
iourlxzM'd was Uned with s, accthlng
talltles among1 the -crew. It-is aleo said that tho Golden hill forto were badly M
damaged, and that, thcro were many, caoualltles among the remaining non-com-
batants in the new town, which Buffered most. M
One building in the rear of the War bureau was destroyed and elsewhere a
shell annihilated an cntiro family. M
The Russians are suppressing the circulation of foreign newspapers and any
person suspected of bolng a correspondent 1b ordered out of their lines.
Rosldonta of Port Arthur assort that the defenders of that place posse3s
tho doluaion that British ofllcera command the Japanese ships.
A leading pollco officer who had been prominont in expelling gur.pects killed
himaelf, It is reported, on account of his failuro to apprehend newspaper cor
A St, Petersburg dlspntoh eaya a telograin received here from Gen. Zhlin
slty,. Gen, Kuropatkln's chief of staff, eaya that, according to reports published
in Korean newspapers, 18.0G0 Japanese have landed at Chinampo, Korea, and
ore marching to Pirigyans. Five hundred Japaneso are said to havo landed a
Kieng Sleng, on tho northoost coast of Korea and 2000 othor Japanese who
reached Kleng Sleng boforo tills detachment of GOO, havo started marching
along tho const to Sheng Jin. Koreans from' the polntH named, however, deny
emphatically the reports of the landing at Kieng Sleng. vm
All Is quiet at Port Arthur and Vladivostok. There aro no Japaneso troop3 IH
anywhero in Manchuria. Small patrols of Russians aro to bo ooon In north
orn Korea, and are believed to bo the advanco of the long- Rusfllan. column.
ARMED WITH JEWELED SWORD AND WEARING SACRED TALISMAN, GENERAL
KURAPATKIN, RUSSIA'S GREATEST OF FIELD . GENERALS, LEAVES FOR THE FRONT
J GEN. KUROPATKIN. ,
4-H tHUHiiiriHHHni ininntimnM'11 mm
ntnsa of picturesque uniforms; there was
Cocsack otllcers, bestarrod Generals and
distinguished naval men.
As Gon. Kuropatkin reached' the head
ft the stairs Gen, BggTeBtoff, whllo har
ried and trembling with emotion, began
to Kpeak lnsldo and out there was nn In
"I have como to bid you godspeed,"
said Gen. EggrestofC "We all wleh you
a safe Journey, and with God's bless
lng we shall como hero to greet your
victoriouo return. Tcko this small lniag
of Alexis, your patron saint, and) wear
It around your nock, and may tho Al
mighty hold you In his keeping."
Gon. Kuropatkin knelt reverently and H
accepted tho tnll&tnan. Thon ho spoke H
In response H
His few heartfelt words of thank H
wore uttered In eo low a tone that they
were hardly heard ten feet away. Thun
derous chcerfl burst forth when the two
warriors clasped each other in a strong
Gen. Kuropatkin then Btopped for- IH
ward. Hlo 3trong" pereonality was strik- IH
lngly Illustrated In the way he moved IH
through tho room.
The Czar's aides do camp, in their
hnndeome uniforms, helped to clear a
space In front of tho little man, whope
grlzzledf beard and piercing eyes sug
gested a resemblance to Grant.
He wau entirely self-poe&eescd amid
the surrounding excitement, and ho
walked easily and unaffectedly, grcot
lng all present, emforacing and kissing
old comrades and shaking hands with
oillcers. He did; not forget the naval
and military attaches, and had a kind jH
word for every member of the croup, H
representing almost all the great armies Jl
and navies of the world. ,H
French, German, Britl&h, Italian and
Austrian attaches were attired in1 a pic- H
turesquo variety of uniforms. jH
Lleut.-Commandcr Roy Campbell H
Smith, the naval attache to the Amer! H
can EnVbassy, wore the almplo unifoTm . WM
of the United State;;. B
Tho Korean MInletor to Russia, who H
was preiwnt, was Just an enthueiastlo a.f H
any Russian and seemed to regard Gen. 1
Kuropatkin as tho savior of hla country. H
He pushed and struggled hard to gt H
near enough to shake tho General'e H
hand and wiah lilm every nuccera. IH
Several luddeu who were present could iH
not refrain from kissing1 the hero of the . H
hour, an attention which he gallantly UVmmmW