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Vol. XXVI. :no. 340. Saxt Lajke City, Utah, Monday Moknictg-, Iarch 21, 1904, io phges..five cents. 1
L DECKS 0FDPpJ OFF PORT ARTHUR
Rl LONDON, March 21. A correspond-
I ent of the Times, describing the fight
I I ( on March Oth between "the Russian and
I r Japanese torpedo boats,- confirms the
1 li 'es of, the fierceness of the contest.
I A fa pessels were so close that the Rus-
-LHv v aV threw charges of explosives on
li - tnbrfylge of one of the Japanese boats.
) 'A These; however, failed to detonate. All
jfV,j;i the vessels engaged were more or leas
1 I i ' ; damaged. The Japanese losses were six
' ' l"1 ! killed and eight wounded. That the
jj ) Russians were defeated, in spite o
j I A . their superior numbers, Is due to the
better shooting of the Japanese and the
, J 1- j fact that the Russian vessels were
y . ji i' armed with threo-pound guns, while
flWjl -i ' the armament of the Japanese ships
Hft kli TVns made up of slx-pounders.
In reference to the fight of three
'j3 hours which occurred later, the, COrrC-
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Graphic Story of Most Desperate Battle of
the Present 'War-Officer After Officer
on One of the Russian "Vessels Fell
spondent says the Russians fought with
desperation, and the Japanese with
confidence born of their past victories.
One Russian commander was killed
early; in the fight. A lieutenant then
took command only to fall, shot in both
legs. Then the command devolved on
the sub-lieutenant, who also was killeU,
after taking the wheel himself. When
the - coxswain fell this vessel was
captured by the Japanese. The other
Russian vessels escaped.. ,
On the Japanese side one -destroyer
was hit on the water line, two of "her
compartments were flooded and her
iulck-fb Ing lammunitlon was wetted.
This vessel retired from the action. Her
officers escaped narrowly from a
! j STORY OF BIG BATTLE
l ON YALUUNCONFIRMED
f I No Details of Reported Engagement Obtainable,, and It
Hi Is Now Believed That the Report Is Unfounded-
Pj( Location of Fighting Fleets Shrouded in Mystery,
jj LONDON, March 21. Nothing. has reached here to confirm the, report
that a battle has taken place on the' Yalu. in which the Russians arc alleged
Cji to claim that they captured 1S0O prisoners.
A dispatch from St. Petersburg to a news agency, dated" yesterday, says
5l there has been, no change In the situation, and that all Is quiet on land and
m sea. Between the Russian lino from -PIngyang to the Yalu river and tho
H Japanese line to Gensan thero have been Blight skirmishes between scouts,
but no battle has taken place, ns the. distance between the opposing armie3
JP; Is great, The bulk of the Russian forces, the dispatch adds, 'has not yet
., passed the Yalu river.
The St. Petersburg correspondent-of the Dally Telegraph says that the '
military authorities were startldd by the attempt of the Japanese to land in
Jh3l Helena bay, as the nearest Russian force that could have been used against
, them consisted of three rifle regiments at Newchwang. The weather having
"ffM hindered the Japanese landing, energetic measures are now being adopted-to
w- Si prevent such a descent. Among tho other devices adopted has been the con- .
MS eventration of troops at Foo Chow, twenty-two miles south of Helena bay
JW M 1,1 cabling the fact that all British and American residents at Ncw-
ZTti If chwar.g must remain within the walls, a correspondent' of the Daily Chron-
ll lde Jx- Newchwang says:
' "1 was arrested while attempting to leave yesterday." ' I
i !' The correspondent says It is rumored that a Japanese squadron arrived. at
firM the mouth of. the Llao river Sunday night and landed u party, which after
JflH39 reconnoltsrlng, re-embarked. ' .
Fi VWi JIO FURTHER CHANGE IN
ilkr H ' HEADS OP RUSSIAN STAFF
M PARTS, Maroh 21. Tho 6U Patcraburg
i M corrcapondent of iho Echo do Pnrls hns
k a IhmI an Intorvlcw with Vlce-Admlral Aval-
A lone, tho Russian MlnlHlur of Marino, who
fefll uald It hns hocn r.cccsHHrj' to replace Vlco-
H Admiral Stark, the condition of whoso
H health wits deplorable, by an onergotlo
HN man like Vlce-Adtnlml Maknroff, but the
minister denied that tho presence of ulthur
' H Vlco-Admlral Makarott or Oon Kuropat-
. kin -affected tho position of Viceroy Alox-
fr.l ieff, adding that Vloo-Adailral Makaroft'B
anl tolterums to tho ISmpcrur would pass
yJ tlnwlgh tho VIcoroy'a hnnde.
AM JL'he MlnltUor nld ho did not expect that
M there xould hn any (urllior changes re-
W iSrwl luting to the Jimpcror's principal rcpre-
i) noututlvc at Uiu tscat of war durlnir tluv
L- 'flM ciiUri.- period of tho dui-itlon of lioBtlllllerf.
I t. jB Minister Avallono sold ho hoped that tins
h buttleaWmj Rotzau and Czarevitch and
the cruiser Pnllada would bo ready to rc
HUinc survlod In a.fortnlsht. Ho doclui'cd
that tho Boparatlou of the Russian souad
ront) had proved to bo moet useful, awl
finally conllrnied the statement that tho
Mcdliorrancun pqundron would return to
Llbau when that port In frco from lco
Tho correspondent suye he loarna that
tho Russians aro fortifying tho mouth of
Iho Yalu and "U'lju an well as tho Tatunn
SAILORS SWAM TO SAFETY
FROM TORPEDO CRAFT
ST. PETISRSI3UUG. March D).Vl co
Admiral Makaroff haa reported tho miracu
lous escape of four Bailors from the torpc-do-boat
dcHtroyer StcregufichtchI, wlilch
foundered during the navol battle off! Port
Arthur March Olh, Tho men OHcupod by
KWlmmliu; when tho boat .sank and buc
cceded In keeping afloat until they, wore
I tuelve-pound shot which struck the
platform In front of the bridge, killing
one man and sweeping tho bridge with
splinters. The' same vessel received a
three-pound shot through the hull, but
the damage was repaired within four
A Japanese lieutenant, who boarded
the Stercguschtchl said he 'had never
seen a more sickening sight. Thirty
bodies, terribly . mutilated -by a shell,
were lying on the deck. As the Ja
panese approached two. Russian blue
jackets rushed from the conning tower,
located themselves in the cabin aft and
refused to come 'out Two stokers
jumped overboard and- were picked tip.
These, with two wounded men, were
t t t ttfttttttt t. 1 1 1 1 -M-t-t-r-r
the only survivors of a crew of fifty
live. "When the StcreguschtchI sank the
men who were locked In the cabin sank
The fight lasted nearly an hour. The
weakness of the Russian torpedo-boat
destroyer i armament again proved fa
tal. The Japanese concentrated their
fire first on tho Russian twelve-pounder
and put It out of action early In the
fight, leaving her with only three
pounders against their twelve-pound
and six-pound guns. The Japanese had
three killed and four wounded.
Describing the bombardment of Port
Arthur the same day, the correspond
ent asserts that more than one hun
dred and ten shells fell In the town.
The effect of the great shells in the
twelve-Inch guns must have been ap
palling. Outbreaks of fire were seen,
and tlio report of an explosion was
heard, which, it Is surrrjlsed,' occurred
In one of the magazines of the fort.
MIKADO CONVENES WAR
Clad in Regal Robes and Accompanied by the Crown
Prince, Emperor Reads Speech From Throne"For
eign Diplomats Attend Ceremonies.
TOKIO, March 20. With stately
ceremony, the special session of Parlia
ment, convened to "provide the money
needed to wage the war against Russia,
was. opened this morning.
The Emperor, clad in the uniform of
a Generalissimo, rode in the great state
coach from the" palace to tho Parlia
ment house and personally read his ad
dress to the peers and commoners.
For the first time the Crown Prince
attended the ceremony. He followed
his father to an improvised throne in
the Peers' hall and stood close by his.
right. side while he read his appeal to
The "Emperor left the palace at 10-30
o'clock, accompanied by a group of Im
perial Princes, aides and members of
the Imperial household. His escort con
sisted of two troops of lancers, one pre
ceding the other. Following came the
coaches carrying the Emperor, Princes
and staff. The . brilliant uniforms,
splendid coaches and pennants of red
and white silk carried by each lancer
made the imperial procession an attrac
tive picture. Lines of police and gens
d'armes kept the streets clear and
walled back the populace, which re
ceived. Its ruler in absolute silence the
highest mark of respect.
A BRILLIANT ASSEMBLAGE.
Long before the Emperor reached tho
Peers' chamber the members were in
their places. The Peers, all uniformed,
occupied the right side of the chamber,
and the Commoners, all In evening
dress, filled the left. The seats, which
occupied rising tiers, had been removed
and the members stood In semi-circles,
with the presidents and vice-presidents
of each house In advance of each main
The members of the Cabinet, headed
by Premier Katsura, occupied a posi
tion on the right platform, close to the
The diplomatic gallery was filled,
nearly every legation and staff being
present. Sir Claude MacDonald, the
British Minister, Gen. -Hamilton and
Col. Hume represented Groat Britain.
Minister Grlscom, Col. Wood, Com
mander Marsh and Secretaries Fergu
son and Laughlln of the United States
legation were also officially present.
Tho other galleries were filled with
Japanese civil officials and military
and naval officers. No women were
When the Emperor entered the mem
bers of Parliament bowed low. The
Emperor, advancing to the front of the
platform, bowed to them and immedi
ately ascended the throne. Premier
Katsura advanced to the throne and
handed the address to the Emperor.
The latter read it In a voice low but
firm, which carried to every corner of
SPEECH FROM THE THRONE.
"We hereby open the Imperial Diet,
and address each and all members of
the House of PeeVs and the House of
Representatives. We announce with
high satisfaction that our relations
with the treaty powers are steadily
growing In cordiality and good under
standing. Prompted by an earnest de
sire to maintain a permanent peace In
the extreme East, our Government, by
our command, entered into negotiations
with Russia, but we regret, that owing
to an absence of sincerity on the part
of Russia in hor peaceful professions,
we have been compelled to appeul to
arms, and having taken that step we
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TO DEATH OFF THE
British Vessel Is Sunk In Col
lision and Entire Crew Is
Drowned Before Rescuers
Were Able to Reach Them.
AMERICAN LINES, HAS "HOO
DOO" TRIP CROSSING THE
ATIANTIC? AETER GROUND
ING OFE FRENCH COAST THE
VESSEL COLLIDES WITH A
TROOPSHIP IN THE ENGLISH
DUBLIN, March 20. The German
bark Mona collided with the English
bark Lady Cairns off Dublin bay this
morning. The Lady Cairns sank in a
few minutes. Her crew of twenty-two
were drowned. The Mona, which was
much damaged, was assisted Into Dub
SOUTHAMPTON, March 20. The
American steamship New York, Capt.
Young, from New York March 12th for
Plymouth, Cherbourg and Southamp,
ton met with two mishaps toduy,
grounding off Cape La Hague, France,
in the early morning and later coming
into collision in the English channel
with the Peninsular and Oriental
steamship Assala under contract to the
British Government and used as a
troopship, bound for Bombay with 500
troops on board.
RAN AGROUND IN FOG.
The New York grounded while ap
proaching Cherbourg at 2:30 o'clock this
morning during a fog. The sea was
smooth, however, arid the tide was on
the Hood and within an hour and a
half the vessel was floated without as
sistance. Her bottom was damaged and
there was water In the holds, but she
was able to proceed.
During the voyage up the channel a
dense fog descended. When off of
Hurst Castle, England, the Assuie sud
denly appeared and It was found Im
possible to avoid a collision.
The New York's bow crashed into the
Assaye's starboard bow, tearing a
great gap in that vessel. The New
York's bowsprit and figurehead were
carried away and the latter was smash
ed Into fragments.
The boats of the Assale were
lowered and the troops were mustered
but the bulkheads of the troop ship
saved her and the vessel was able to
enter Southampton and the New York
was docked at 6:30 o'clock for tempor
ary repairs. Nobody was Injured. It
will be impossible to estimate the
damage to the New York until she has
been put Into dry dock.
It is believed that both vessels have
been somewhat seriously Injured. An
other vessel will replace tho Assaie.
STORY OF PASSENGER.
James Sellers, a passenger on tho Now
York, sns atl:C0 this afternoon, while he
was at luncheon, there was a grating
nolso, followed by a tremendous shock.
Every ono, ho say:", ran to tho deck, and It
was found that tho New York's bow was
firmly fixed in the side of tho Assnlc. .
Sellers was closo enough to observe tho
marvelous discipline aboard the troopship.
Not a second was lost and there was no
sign of a hurry, and while the boats wcro
boing prepared for launching tho soldiers
were mustered with tho precision of an
"As tho vessels parted," concluded Mr.
Sellers, "wo saw a gaping hole on tho As
sale ten feet wide and sticking on our
stem was a portmanteau and other. port
able property. Tlicro was no panic on our
boat. Had wo struck tho Assalo amid
ships she would have sunk."
MILLIONS OF ACRES OF RANGE
GRASS, FARMS AND CROPS BURNED
HEMINGFORD, Neb., March 20. Dis
astrous prairie fires havo swept tho rango
country. Tho ground being dry, the firo
burned the roots of tho grass In the
ground, destroying It for graJng for threo
One strip burned is six by twclvo miles,
TRAGIC AND ThWNG
END TO BULL FIGHT
AFTER RECEIVING A DEATH
THRUST FROM SWORD ANI
MAL STAGGERS TO ITS FEET
AND GORES THE MATADOR
THROUGH AND THROUGH,
KILLING HIM INSTANTLY.
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., March 20. A spe
cial to tho Express from El Paso says:
"Cuyco," whose real namo la Antonio
Fernandas, a matador, was mortally
wounded today in tho bull ring at Juarez
by a bull to which ho had Just adminis
tered tho death thrust.
The bull-fight was attended by about
3000 persons, two-thirds of whom were
Americans, many women being present.
It had been announced that "Cuyco"
would kill the last bull. Tho animal was
especially vicious and gored two horses
early In tho 'fight.
When the tlmo arrived for tho death
thrust, "Cuyco" stepped to ready, and
when the bull advanced drove tho sword
to tho heart. Tho bull fell. "Cuyco"
turned to bow to the Judges and tho cheer
ing crowd. The bull rose and gored him
through and through.
90ELL AND PLATT
Senator Is to Remain, as tho Active
Leader of Republicans in
NEW YORK, March 20. A conferenco
was held tonight by Senator Piatt, Gov.
Odcll, tho chairman of tho Ropubllcan
State committee and many other promi
After an exchange of views and state
ments by Senator Piatt and Gov. Odcll. It
was unanimously agreed that Senator
Piatt should remain, as he has been In
the past, the active leader of the party.
It was further agreed that In contests
for leadership in the party there should
be no Interference In favor of or against
any ono cither by Senator Piatt or Gov.
Tlio result of tho conferenco was gen
erally interpreted as being equivalent to a
complete settlement of all points at Issue
between Gov. Odell and Senator Piatt, the
basis of the compact being tho acccptanco
by tho Governor of the chairmanship of
tho Stato committee. This Is said to havo
been the point for which the Governor was
contending, and in return for tho conces
sion ho willingly conceded allegiance to
Senator Piatt as the recognized leader of
tho Republican organization of the Stato.
Senator Piatt after the conference said:
"Tho atmosphero has been cleared abso
lutely as a result of tho plain talk wo
had today. Republicans in New York
Stato had good cause for alarm up to noon
today. It looked as if the party might
go to the devil, but all that has been
avoided. I do not think anything could
havo brought togothcr the largo number
of leaders from all parts of the Stato
which mot with mo today, and lator met
the Governor, aside from mysolf and ono
or two others, who put tho success of tho
party above all personal consideration. 1
shall return to Washington tomorrow, and
about Wednesday I Intend to go to Aiken.
S. C, for a rest "
Gov. Odoll said:
"I have agreed to accept tho chairman
ship of tho Republican Stato commltteo,
and will bo found working sldo by side
with Senator Piatt for party success."
"Aro wo to look to you as our reader?"
inquired a friend.
"No. you are to look to Senator Piatt,"
another more than twenty miles long and
very wide, while another atrip, still burn
ing, north of the Niobrara river, seems to
havo been more extensive.
Ranch aheds, barns, groves on tlmhcr
claims and property aiong the railroad
have been destroyed. Several narrow es
capes from death aro reported from tho
"GRAFT FROM TOP TO BOTTOM OF
SOCIETY," SAYS WASHINGTON DIVINE
WASHINGTON. March 20. "Some Ugly Features of Our National
Life and What to Do About Them." was tho sublect of a Lenten i?ermon 4.
tonight by the Rev. Dr. McKIm of the Epiphany church.
He made a direct, forcible attack on the "almost conscienceless es-
f travagance and passion for display" that "has spread downward among
the people." ,
Dr. McKIm drew a vivid picture of the "progressive polygamy" of
society divorces, as compared with the polygamy of the Mormons, and
made a caustic reference to the "graft from top to bottom of society"
and "oven the dark and portentous shadow of the betrayal of public
trust lying across the legislative halls of the nation."
SAVES KANSAS WHEAT
KANSAS CITY, March 20. Rc-
4- porta received from all parts of tho -f-
-f Kansas wheat belt show that to- -j-
-f day's heavy ralnfull was general, -f
Santa Fo headquarters at Topeka -f
have advices that wheat evory- -f
c5 whoro la in good conditio- -
BLIZZARD IN WYOMING
Special to The Tribune.
RAWLINS, Wyo., March 20. This city
was visited today by tho moat severe
windstorm for years.
About 0 o'clock the sky was darkened
by a cloud of sand for llftcon minutes.
This was followed by a bllzzurd, lasting
for some time.
OREGON STORM LEAVES I
WAKE OF RUIN IN
Buildings, Shrubbery, Trees H
and Fences In Suburbs of H
Portland Suffered ' Exten- H
sivoiy, as Did Other Towns H
STORM GENERAL THROUGH- H
OUT THE NORTHWEST, AND H
IT IS FEARED MANY VESSELS
- AT SEA SUFFERED COAL
LADEN SHIP REACHES SAN
FRANCISCO IN CRIPPLED CON
DITION. PORTLAND, Or.. March 20. Tho wind
storm which occurred hero yesterday did
much more serious damage than at first
About GCO fcot of the fenco around the
Lewis and Clark exposition grounds was
blown down and In somo instances the
boards were carried several hundred feet.
Numerous toolhouscs used by the me
chanlcs were overturned and other small jH
buildings demolished. The wind unroofed H
tho grand stand In the baseball park, 'H
twisted the keeper's house off Its founda
tlon, toro the porch from the clubhouso
and razed part of the fence.
A house was blown down In South Port
land, and a largo warehouse, which had
Just roached completion on the east bank
of the AVIlIamettu river was demolished,
Shade trees were up-rooted in every dl
rcction and In some cases traffic was de
layed for sovcral hours'.
Telegraph and telephone communication
has been partially restored, but it will ba
Eeveral days before the damage 13 entirely
It la feared that many vessels outside .ll
tho river have been lost
SALEM. Or.. March 20. The severest jlll
windstorm since 1SS0 occurred here last IIH
night. Considerable damage was done and liH
there wcro numerous narrow escapes from IIH
ROUGH VOYAGE OF A
COAL-LADEN COASTER H
SAN FRANCISCO, March ). Tho
American ship Wm. IT. Macy, CapL IH
Groth, eighteen days from Ladysmlth,
B. C, came to port late this afternoon
with a story of utorms and hardship.
She left Ladysmlth on March 2nd and
experienced a succession of severe south
cast gales soon after getting into tho
ocean. On March 9th, In latitude 42 di
gross north, longitude 12S degrees west,
the Macy ran Into a heavy southeast gale
that threw her on her beam ends and IH
shifted tho cargo of coal to starboard,
causing the ship to leak and carrying
away tho rudder head. Tho leak was
kept down by tho pumps, but with dlf- ,
Acuity, owing to the rough weather. At
the height of tho storm the cabin was
flooded, tho wheelhouse gutted, the win- ,
dows and doors stove in and the contents ,
of the forward house washed overboard 1
It was necessary during the trip down
the coast to shift the cargo and get tlu
vessel on an even keel, four days being
consumed In this work. During th
heaviest galo the second officer was mt
washed overboard, but a boarding wavo
landed him 011 the Macy's deck a mo
ANTI-MORMON PLANK I
FOR PARTY PLATFORMS I
Political Leaders at Washington Be
lieve National Conventions Will
Consider the Matter.
BY A. P. PHILIPS. H
Tribune Bureau, )
National Hotel, V H
WASHINGTON D C. March 20. j H
Leaders among the Republican and Dcm
ocratic parties express tho opinion that
tho national platforms this year will con-
tain a plank regarding tho Mormon hler- ,
archy. The testimony of President Smith,
they declare, shows conclusively that
tho church Is more of a commercial aud fl
political organization than a religious ono
and that tho religious portion is mainly
used In order that officers of tho church
may practice polygamy, although calling t IH
It by another name. : jH
Mr. Smith's- evidence, naming a numbor 1 tH
of institution? in which ho, as head of tho H
church, is a director, and his opon dcclar- H
atlon that ho habitually violated the law,
they say, prove their assertions. , 1 H
The only question Is how and hi what I EH
manner legislation can be advocated which j II
will wipe out the twin relic. i j H
1 1 IH
Sonator Heyburn of Idaho has boon as- I j II
8ured by tho Secretary of tho Navy that I'M
the position of assistant paymaster in tha j II
navy, which waa tendered to William IJ. ill
Lee of Moscow, Ida., but which ho 'could j I
not accept, owing to a physical Infirmity, n I
will bo held open for an Idaho man If 0110 ' I
can bo found who will meet tho require- JI
Richard R. Lyman, a son of Apostle Ly- . I
man, of Salt Lako City, and Ralph J. j I
Chamberlain of Salt Luke City aro visiting I
hero as guests of Carl Badgor, private I JH
secretary to Senator Smoot. jfl
Subpoenas for the new witnesses In the
Smopt case will bo sent lo Salt Lako City 1
A letter from President Francis of the f
St. Loula exposition received by Senator jH
Kcarns says that spaco in tho Educational fMm
building has been provided for Utah's cdu- jl
catlonal exhibit il