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Vol. XLTVX No. 341. Salt Lao Citt, Utajt, Tuesday Moeimg, March 22, 7 904:, - 12 phgbs.five Cents.
If BRISTOW HAS ANOTHER
' 9 UNEASY TIME ON STAND
II flonse Committee Asked the Fourth Assistant Post
m masterGeneral Some Pointed Questions Regarding
J I His Report, Which Be Was Dnable to Answer.
!! wtASHINGTON, March 21. The
JU McCall committee today con-
V Untied consideration oC the
report from the Fostofflce
'department concerning: members of
Congress, Fourth Assistant Postmaster
General Bristow continuing' his testi
mony. Mr. Burton asked Mr. Bristow
If the clerk hire allowances were not
made according to secret regulations in
the Postofflce department.
"There is a schedule, I understand,'
replied Mr. Bristow, "In the first assist
ant's ofllco that Is confidential, upon
w which these allowances are baed. I
il would not want to say that Mr. Beavers
.In the administration of that ofllco
fifaade these allowances in accordance to
5' those regulations. I think he made
L them according to his own pleasure."
fn Mr. McCall asked If any Congressmen
Pi cnew What the secret rule was.
H "I don't know anything1 about that."
U was Mr. Brlstow's resiouse. "It Is not
u in my own bureau and I could not 3ay.
W I was informed by the First Assistant
1 Postmaster-General Friday that it was
K accessible to members ot Congress."
j Mr. Bristow didn't know whether the
members of Congress ever had been in
formed about this secret test. He sug
I gested that the first assistant would be
M able to give a more satisfactory an-
V Rent of fourth class offices, it was cx-
ki plained by Mr. Bristow. was limited by
u law to a maximum of MOO a year and
r an allowance of SCO for fuel arid light
f a ACTED OX HEARSAY. -
'Lj. Mr. Bartlett then read to Mr. Bristow
ft. number of questions to ascertain the
Uj identity of the persons who had pre-
Vq pared the report, first asking with ref-
i crcnc& to that part of the report refer-
H ring to clerk hire. Mr. Bristow said he
Imd no information except what he had
1 been told.
V The lease section of the report was
1 referred to and tho sarao question was
I J iiskod with reference to criticism of
' members of Congress. Mr. Bristow
t said lie had not in mind any cases out
7 "V s Hide the three cases he had prepared.
I CJontinuinsr.. Mr. Bristow said:
"j ' fc"Wh"Mt T wits' endeavoring to Investi-
v iBaiW was Mr. Beavers. That report re-
5 U 'fers"o the methodH of his admlnlatra-
j .l- tlbn (and in discussing that it necessl-
, taldO bringing In Instances where mem-
, j i bora of Congress had made recommen-
',. . tlatlons that he had allowed where I
1 , considered such allowances Improper. I
did not consider it incumbent on me to
atate whether a member of Congress
had done anything improper or not. I
aimply Bet for the facts and drew my
. conclusions with reference to Mr. Beav
I ers' administration. I think I clearly
f eaid that on page 115 of my report."
!! ; Continuing his testimony, Mr. Bristow
v ( "The responsibility of these allow-
1 nncea I placed entirely on the depart
18 niint. If a member of Congress pur-
c.G lely or inadvertently makes a recom-
fl, j mendation, the responsibility is in the
I, "There reems to be an idea that I
i liave made an assault on members of
,, Congiess," continued Mr. Bristow.
T; i "That includes both houses?" Inter-
, ; Jected Mr. McCall.
In "AVell, I certainly never have." con-
JEi eluded Mr. Bristow, "used any language
tliat could be- construed that way."
, K "Do you know," asked Mr. Burton,
I'i "ot any' case in this report of improper
I Sl conduct with reference to the making
ICuilj of leases on the part of the Congress-
)LW men?" I
Wit t "Then you make tho same answer
II TORNADO WRECKS
S k MISSOURI TOWN
j 1 One Mail Fatally Hui't, Fifty Houses
X f Unroofed, Two Thousand. Wln-
' dows Broken Loss ?10,O00.
: w'IGGINGSVlLiLE, Mo., March 21.-
M PUfl Fifty bulldlng3 partly wrecked, ono
jB H 1 rniiJi mortally wounded, twvcral
V JLM. others) hurt, tho town in darkness
JPI and tho strccta strown with debris
la tho result of a tornndo and hnllstorm
which struck this place lato tills oftcr
Tho hail on tho Hlreets was a foot deep
Vclh wltliln flvo minutes. Dozens ot trcts wcro
u's blown down and noveral hor.ies ltincd.
iA" Two other small towns In this section
JM? wcro In tho path ot iho storm. Beveral
-JBj. houses In t-acli nldce wcro wrecked.
'JMI1 The grocuTj' store of J. W. Enzly of
1HI this place, WH8 wrecked. John Bolphcn,
Mt u clurk, was mortally Injured.
. About two thousand windows wcro
tvPti 9 1 broken.
win I S More than titty houses havo lccn un-
KJH M roofed.
UT1. :Ml Estimate of the financial loss places it
M CARNEGIE INSTITUTION
I 'WASHINGTON, March 21. Sonator
Frj'o today introduced tho bill which
Speaker Cannon introduced in tho House
BH providing for tho incorporation of tho
H Carnegio Institution of Washington for
H oxtendiug studies and research in tho
I'T1 $i . - Alexander A$ras3lz. John S. BilllngH,
t vaj John !. Cndwallader. Cleveland AV.
h frl y Dodge, William N. Frow, Lyman J.
' nil Gaco, Daniel C. Oilman. John Hay, Henry
vJ ' I. Wlpglnson, William Wirt Howe. Charles
i 1 qj Hutchinson. William Llndoay, Both
Vm 1 Low, Wayne MocVengh. D. O. Mills, S.
S S'rm Wolr Mitchell, William M, Morrow. EUhu
r smfl Hoot. John C. Spooncr, Andrew D. White.
V Charles D. Wnlcott ami Carroll D. Wright
with regard to clerk hire as to leases?"
asked Mr. McCall.
Mr. Bartlett called Mr. Brlstow's at
tention to this language In his own re
port: "Congressmen frequently ask to
do things which they themselves would
refuse to do if the responsibility of de
cision was upon them. The traditions
of American politics afford many in
stances of this kind,"
"I take- it that it was merely a rhe
torical nourish," commented Mr. Bart
lett. . Mr. Bartlett called Mr. Brlstow's at
tention to a statement in the original
Bristow report as follows:
"The foregoing cases refer to clerK
hire in third and four, class offices. A
hundred other similar cases could bo
cited. The millions that havo been ap
propriated for that purpose during the
last four years have been used by
Beavers largely as an official perquisitp
for the benefit of his personal and po
"Do the '100 other cases refer to
Congressmen?" asked Mr. Bartlett.
"There maj' have been Congressmen
in that large number of cases I had in
mind," answered Mr. Bristow.
Mr. Bristow was asked to submit the
100 other cases.
Mr. McDermott concluded the inves
tigation of Mr. Bristow by nsking a
number of questions regarding the of
ficial duties of the Fourth Assistant
Postmaster-General. He brought out
that there are 200 inspectors under the
jurisdiction of the fourth assistant for
which SGOO.OOO is appropriated. These
inspectors are under general and not
BRISTOW'S DEPARTMENT, TOO.
"When did you first suBpect Mr.
Beavers of maladministration?" de
manded Mr. McDermott.
"Well, a number of years ago ,1
thought Mr. Beavers was not just the
lclnd of an officer I would want for a
subordinate, but I had no specific infor
mation regarding his conduct."
"You did suspect Mr. Beavers?"
"Well, I do not know that I sus
pected his Integrity. After the Inves
tigation began I became very clearly
convinced that, ho was dishonest.-"
After some further questioning Mr.
McDermott commented as follows:
"My judgmont is that your whole
postal system is rotten, and I think
there are Instances In your depart
ment." Mr. McDermott then said:
"If you were 3uyplciouu why did you
not investigate Beavers?"
"Because I would have been promptly
told that I had no business to inves
tigate into another man's department.
I could do that only if Instructed to
do so. I had no authority to investigate
Mr. McDermott asked Mr. Bristow
about clerk hire allowances in his home
office In Kansas City, to which refer
ence Is made in the report.
Mr. Bristow had no knowledge on the
The committee then went into execu
tive session, requesting First Assistant
Wynne, Chief "Waters of the salary and
allowance division and Mr. Granfield,
his clerk, to remain.
The committee adjourned for the day
after discussing for two hours behind
closed doora that part of the report re
lating to clerk hire with First Assist
ant Wynne, Superintendent Waters and
Clerk Granfield. These officials will go
on the stand In open session to-morrow.
Chairman McCall stated that there
was nothing brought out In the execu
i tlve session that will not be made pub
lic at the hearing to-morrow.
BRIEF SESSION OF
SENATE AND HOUSE
White Houso Architect Again Criti
cised Question of Privileg-o
WASHINGTON, March 21, Consid
eration In the Senate of the bill pro
viding for the purchase of a site und
tho erection of a building for tho De
partments of State, Justice, and Com
merce and Labor was made the occa
sion for adverse criticism of the archi
tect who planned the White House of
fices. Senators Teller and Halo led the
charge on the architect, and Mr. New
lands defended him. .
During the morning a number of
bills were passed.
After being in session an hour and
twenty minutes today the House ad
journed out of respect to the memory
of the late Representative Charles W.
Thompson of Alabama, who yesterday
died In this city. Soon after convening
Mr. Hepburn offered a rcyoluHon re
citing certain statements by Represent
ative Baker of New York contained in
the Congressional Record of Jnst Fri
day reflecting on the integrity nnd
honor of Mr. Babcock of Wisconsin,
and providing that they bo expunged
from the record. Mr. Hepburn ex
plained that Mr. Baker had not deliv
ered them on the floor ot the House,
but had Inserted them In the record
under a leave to prlnL The amend
ment was adopted after the Democrats
forced a roll call.
Named for Office.
WASHINGTON, March 21. Tho Presi
dent today sent the following nominations
to the Senate;
Secretary of legation, Norman Hutch
inson, California, at Caracas. Venezuela,
Colh"ctor of customs, Edward R. Stack-w-blc.
District of IXwaU.
SLAIN BY WHOLESALE
4- SEOUL, Mnroh 21. Numeroun
-f- executions at tho local prison aro -J-
-f- reported to bo due to tho movement
4- of tho Supremo court in tho dlrcc-
4- tlon of clearing out the place Tho
4- total in thrco nights past has been -f
f six prisoners decapitated and thlr-
-f ty-olght hanged. Many of theso 4-
4- victims had been In Jail for years
4- without trial. 4-
4- Somo wcro former students in 4-
4- Japan, others wcroi thieves, high- 4-
4- waymen, embezzlers of public 4--
4- funds, political offenders and trai- 4-
4- tors. As tho bodies' wcro carried 4-
4- out strings of ten . or twenty con- 4-
4- demned men bound together re- 4-
4- filled tho cells just vacated. 4-
4- It is probable tho representatives 4-
4- of tho foreign powers will Invest!- 4-
4- Kate, and, if Justified, take action. 4-
4- The prison 13 heavily guarded, as 4-
4- it is feared the Peddler's guild may 4
4- attempt to force an entrance and 4
4- Kberato tho prisoners.
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VOTE TO IMPEACH
A FEDERAL JUDGE
WASHINGTON, March 21. The Houso
Commlttco on Judiciary today voted to
impeach Charles Swaync, Federal Judge
for tho District of Florida. Tho commlt
tco reached this conclusion at a session
lasting from 2 o'clock until C. The voto
and the details of the charges which will
form tho ground of impeachment tho
commlttco agreed to withhold until tho
report on tho case has been completed for
presentation to tho Housp.
Howell of Utah. Among: Those Se
lected for. the Congressional Com
mittee by Party Caucus.
WASHINGTON March 31. Thirty
four of tho forty-eight members
of tho Republican Congressional
campaign committee, which will
conduct the campaign for tho
election of Republican members of tho
Fifty-ninth" Congress, were chosen at a
caucus of tho members of the Senato and
Houso held tonight in the hall of the
They Include Sonator Mitchell (Or.-),
Representatives Metcalf, Brooks, Frencht
Boworsock Dixon. Howell, Humphrey,
Mondcll, Delegates Kalanlnnaolc (Ha
waii), Rodey and McGulre. and Resident
Commissioner Do Gaetau (Porto Rico).
About aoventy-llvo members of tho
Sonato and Houso attended tho caucus,
which was presided over by Representa
tive Hepburn of Iowa. Tho selection ot
members took less tbun an hour.
BURIED IN COFFIN
MADE BY HIMSELF
4 CHICAGO, March 2L A funeral, 4-
4- unique from the fact that tho coffin 4-
4- was made by tho man who was 4-
4- placed In it, and because tho scrv- 4-
4- Ice was arranged by tho samo man, 4-
4- Dr. Kehu Barr, has boon held from 4-
4- his late residence here. 4-
4- Tho body was laid in a vault 4-
4- which ho built in tho Oak Ridgo -f
4- cemetery, and another coffin of his 4-
4- manufacture will bo used at his 4-
4- widow's funoral. Both coffins wcro 4-
4- painted blue, with red and white 4-
4- trimmlnge, 4-
-f Barr was C9 years old, an author 4-
4- and a follower of Robert G. Inger- 4-
4 soil's atheistic teachings. In Barrs 4-
4 book. "The Logical Eyo Will Sec." 4-
4- wcro marked passages which, by 4-
4- Barr's direction, wero read at his 4-
4- funeral. Tho pall-bearors, whom 4-
4- ho chose, all woro badges made by 4-
4- the author. -f.
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PRECIOUS RELIC TO BE
RESTORED TO VATICAN
ROME, March 21. Tho Pope has or
dered one of tho most precious relics of
Rome restored to the Church of San SI1
vestro, from which It was removed to
the Vatican in 1S70, when the church
was besieged by Italian troops. The
relic is the authentic head of St. John
According to tradition, the head,
which was demanded by the daughter
ot Herocllas as a reward of her dancing,
was carried from Palestine to Rome ten
centuries ago by Greek monks and de
posited In tho Church of San Sllvestro,
then a monastery.
Innumerable miracles are attributed
to the relic. It was held Jn such esteem
that battles were fought for its posses
sion from 1411 until 1870.
The relic remained In the church un
til 1870, when It was removed to the
Vatican for safety by Pope Plus IX.
Plus X. thinks there is no danger now
In returning the relic to Its ancient
resting place. The relic Is contained In
a silver reliquary weighing 100 pounds.
ROCK ISLAND VOTES
DAVENPORT. Ia., March 2L A called
meeting ot the stockholders of the Chi
cago, Rock Island & Pacific railway com
pany held today was attended by Vice
President Mather, Secretary-Treasurer
Crosby and Assistant Gonerql Counsel
Walker. The meeting voted In favor of
$1C3,UOO,000 bond lnsue, and Indorsed tho
leoao on the Choctaw, Oklahoma & Gulf
railroad and the purchase of tho following
Hnc6: Minneapolis & St, Paul Terminal
railway, Choc law, Oklahoma & Western,
Searcy &. Deuarc railway, and tho llazcn
, , Sc. Northern railroad, ' "
Will Not Permit Expelled Mi
ners to Return to Tellurite
as an Armed Body, and
Threatens to Order the Mi
ATTEMPTS OF A COMMITTEE
REPRESENTING THE EXILES
TO EAY THEIR CAUSE BEFORE
THE GOVERNOR UNSUCCESS
FUL, AND THE MEN THREAT
EN TO SHOOT THEIR "WAY
BACK TO THEIR HOMES.
DENVER, March 2L Governor Pea
body declared to-day that he
would take stops to prevent the
marching of armed bodies of men
"The constitution and the laws, do not
permit the mobilizing or marching of
armed bodies of men without the sanc
tion of tho Governor, and r propose to
see that it is not done in this case," he
said. "The remedy of these men is the
All the trails over the mountains
around Tellurlde have been blocked by
a heavy snowfall today, and conse
quently it may be impossible for the
exiled miners to return to Tellurlde for
several weeks unless they can enter
over the railroad.
The committee representing the min
ers expelled from Telluride by an or
ganization of business men has aban
doned the attempt to appeal to the
Governor for protection, after trying in
vain for three days to obtain an audi
enco with him.
Not only has Gov. Peabody re
fused to see tho committee, but a letter
addressed to him by Attorney John H.
Murphy of tho Western Federation of
Miners has likewise been Ignored.
Tho members of tho committee have
departed for Ouray, where the deport
ed men are making preparations to
march to Tellurlde. accompanied by an
armed escort provided by the miners'
unions of Ouray, Silverton, Durango
and Ophlr. As the citizens who drove
the miners out of Telluride declare that
they will not bo permitted to return, a
pitched battle may occur if they per
sist in their purpose. However, in or
der to avert further hostilities, if it be
possible to do so, an effort will be mado
to obtain an Injunction from the Dis
trict court forbidding any interference
with members of the minora' union at
POLICE BATTLE WITH
ITALIANS IN GOTHAM
Row Over a "Woman Ends in Murder
and a Riot, in Which Many
NEW YORK, March 21. During a
riot in an Italian settlement at 114th
street and First avenue one man has
been killed, several wounded and the
police were drawn into a battle which
lasted half an hour. They succeeded
in arresting three men suspected of
complicity In tho murder.
The trouble started when Alexander
Ftco and Vlncenzlo Marcsco got Into a
fight over a woman. Knives wcro
drawn and friends of the men hastened
to the snot. Soon a hundred wero
fighting. Several pistol shots were
heard and then the crowd made way for
tho escape of the fighters, three of
whom ran Into a houso. FIco lay dead
on tho paving.
The police were endeavoring to beat
their way through the mob and finally
reached tho murdered man. A weeping
girl at hl3 side pointed to the houso
where the three men had taken refuge.
Then tho police had another fight, but
finally dragged the men from their hid
ing place and carried them away.
It watf found they had exchanged
their outer garments nnd thrown away
their weapons, but three little girls
identified them und declared one had
fired tho shot which killed Flco.
DETECTIVE KILLS ITALIAN.
An Italian was probably fatally
wounded by a city detective who wa.s
trying to hold at bay a mob which at
tacked him at 187th street and Arthur
The detective was Investigating viola
tions of the liquor law3 when about
100 Italians pitched upon him. He
backed against a wall, and for a time
held them off. It soon becamo a matter
ot life and death, and ho fired at one
of the leaders.
Just then aid arrived and the com
rades of tho fallen man wero captured
wbllo trying to carry him off.
HALF-HEARTED MOVE TO
CLOSE GAMBLING IN PORTLAND
PORTLAND, Or., March 21. The po
lice to-day closed up two poolrooms in
this city. For some time past poolroom
men from other cities have been trying
to get a start here, und to provent a
spread of the evil it was decided to
closre up the local horse race betting
A number of other gambling places
known as "clubs" are still running wide
open, however, faro, roulotte and other
games' being permitted to exist unrao
UNDER COVER OF TOGO'S GUNS JAPS I
SAID TO HAVE INVESTED PORT ARTHUR I
iTl TAP showing Port Arthur ondT
jJ-V other points mentioned in-r
f latest dispatches regarding- at-I
Xtack on Port Arthur. i.
KEARNS WORKS FOR
Bill 'to Restore Status "Walker Indian
"War Veterans Smoot Urges
New Forest Reserves,
BY A. F. PHILIPS.
National Hotel, L
WASHINGTON. D. C, March 2U j
SENATOR Kcarns spent the greater
portion of today in looking after tho
amendment to tho Indian appropria
tion bill providing for opening tho
Uintah reservation. Ho urged tho
omission of tho amendment for postpone
ment, and the measure as reported by tho
commlttco shows that It was left out.
Senator Kearns docs not believe it judi
cious to further postpone opening tho
reserve. I-lo believes nothing should bo
left undone to carry out tho provisions
of the law as originally contemplated.
Senator Kearns today introduced a bill
In tho Senato to restore the status of tho
veterans of tho Walker Indian war In
Utah. This supplements his bill to pen
sion tho veterans of the Indian wars in
Utah and Is to expedite matters. It pro
vides extension or the law pertaining to
pensions to Include all veterans of the
Walker war. and thus place them on pen
Senator Smoot will this week take up
tho question of creating new forest re
Bcrves in Utah, near Salt Lake in particu
lar, as upon the extent of this reserve
depends tho extent of several others.
Charles Mostyn Owen will deliver an
address at Chevy Chase, Md., Thursday
Tho Indian supply bill, ns amended by
tho Senate, contains an appropriation of,
J2.5.CO) for tho survey and subdivision of
portions of the Coour d'Alonc reserve.
This Is Senator Heyburn's measure.
Tho bid of C. T. Stranahan of 35152 for
property at tho old Nez Pcrco agency
has been accepted by the Secretary of
Peter Urns tend has been appointed for
est ranger at tho Pocatcllo'forest reserve.
Attorney Uaga of Boiso City, Ida., has
succeeded In having the General Land of-
flco approve the papers of tho Glenn's
Ferry Irrigation company, and tho samo
havo been sent to tho Secretary of tho
Interior. Mr. Uaga hopes to completo
all his work here this week.
. . .
James II. Wallls of Rexburg, Ida., is
NEW SCALE FOR
COAL MINING SIGNED
INDLVNAPOLIS. March 21. The
meeting of the sub-scale commlttco of
tho United MIne-Vorkers of America
and the operators of the central com
petitive field, comprising Indiana, ' Illi
nois, Ohio and Western Pennsylvania
began hore today.
The new scale, embracing a contract
for two years, provides for a reduction
in wages of 5.55 per cent, roughly
speaking, or a general reduction equiva
lent to one-half of the last Increase In
Lato this afternoon tho scale was
signed by the Joint sub-scale .committee
consisting of two miners and two oper
ators of each of the four States forming
the Central competitive district.
No change was made from the orig
inal proposition of the operators which
was voted upon by the mlnersT The
next joint conference will be held at In
dianapolis, January 25, 1906.
SUPREME COURT DECIDES
IMPORTANT LAND QUESTION
WASHINGTON, March 21. The Su
prome Court of the United States de
cided that a land claim under the tim
ber culture law may be alienated be
fore the expiration of tho five years.
The case in which the opinion was ren
dered was that of M. J. II. Adamsi vs.
C J. Church, and It originated In Mal
hur county, Oregon. The opinion wa3
by Justice Day, who said that the re
quirement to plant trees made by tho
timber culture law places the entry
mun under that laAv on a footing differ
ent from that of tho entry. man under
itho homestead Uv,
Ill-Starred Town Attacked by Land and Sea, H
the Bombardment, According to Report H
From Tokio, Continuing Through Satur- H
day. and Sunday--Land Forces on the Move H
and News of Battle Is Looked For. H
YINKOW, March 22. Firing was heard off the coast, apparently about
six miles to the southward, fou rteen shots having1 been heard be
tween 7 and 7:30 this morning. The morning was hazy and it was
impossible to distinguish objects at sea. A credible report has reached Jf
here that two cruisers and five gunboats were off Kinchow yesterday.
A dispatch from Cheefoo, dated today, says: "The Chinese Pea Tang il
squadron, consisting of the cruisers Hai-Chl, Hi-Ting, Hai-Tlen and Hal-Show,
under command of Admiral Tsah, has arrived here. It is understood that it
will proceed to Newchwang as soon as the ice is cleared from that port." J
LONDON, March 21. A number of rumors the printed in the newspapers J
here this morning, but they must be accepted with great reserve. J
The Daily Telegraph's Tokio correspondent cables a newspaper represent
ative of the Japanese occupation of Port Arthur after a combined land and
sea attack Saturday and Sunday. It is asserted that a division of Japanese IH
landed on the Llao Tung peninsula Saturday and engaged the Russian's near
Port Aruthur, while the fleet bombarded from Saturday evening until Sunday
The same correspondent reports a sharp encounter at Chyong Syong (on jH
the Talu river, about thirty miles northeast of Wiju), in which the Russians
lost GOO In killed and wounded.
The Dally Chronicle's Shanghai correspondent hears from Newchang that IH
the Japanese crossed Tatung pass, forty miles from Haicheng, and that col-
lisions with the Russians occurred.
JAPANESE FORCES RAPIDLY MOBILIZING H
AT ANJU, PINGYANG AND OTHER POINTS
ST. PETERSBURG, March 21. The
following ofllclal dispatch, dated
Mukden, March 20th, was re
"Gen. Zhllinsy reports aa follows:
" 'The troops aro in good spirits and
there is no sickness. According to re
ports received from the frontier guards
on tho Eustern- Chinese railway, every
thing is in order there. At Udyeni sta
tion Capt. Uksemoff, with seventy cav
alrymen, has driven off a band of
100 Chlnesto bandits.
ODDS AND ENDS OF NEWS
FROM THE SEAT OF Vv"AF
LONDON. March 21. Reports from
Seoul and Tokio aro to th6 effect that Mar
quis Ito ha3 arranged to lend 5,000.000 yen
t?2.cCO.000) to Korea on easy terms.
According to the Standard's Tientsin cor
respondent. China Is appealing to the pow
ers for an extension of a year In the period
for tho payment of the Indemnity growing
out of tho Boxer ttoubles.
The correspondent at Tientsin of tho
Dallv Mall reports that Kataoa, a Japan
ese merchant and Russian spy, has been
assassinated by being burled alive, but
that tho Japanese authorities disavow any
knowledge of the assassination.
A dispatch from Irkutsk. Siberia, says:
" 'The occupation of the towns of
Anju and Plngyang by the enemy's
Infantry and artillery is confirmed. An
increased movement of troops and
transports on the road between Ping
yang and Anju is noticeable.
' 'Thirteen of the enemy's transports IH
recently unloaded at Chinampo. IH
"-According to reports, there have IH
been no preparations for landing on the IH
coast of Caoljao or opposite Klnchow. jH
" 'All reports appearing in foreign
newspapers of the landing of Japanese H
troops at different points on the coast
are Inventions.' " ' ll
"Eighteen trains bearing goods of the Red IH
I Cross society have been held up to allow H
military trains to go through. It Is cstl- IH
I mated that -1000 men aro reaching Manchu- 1
rla dolly." jH
RUSS AND JAP ARE FIGHTING
FOR THE CONTROL OF CHINA
English Member of Parliament Says War in Orient Will Be
Blessing ,to Russia, and Will Make Enemies
for Great Britain.
N'BVT TORN, March 21. Under the
title "The War and After," Henry
Norman, M. i, discussed the
' probable after effects of tho Rus-sian-Japauese
war in the forthcoming
number o The World's Work.
Ho says that it Is most Important
that one fact should be clearly realized,
that "it is a fight for the control of
China. Korea and Manchuria are sub
ordinate issues. The real object Is pre
dominance in Peking, bringing with it
the ultimate domination of the far East
and in the future headship of all tho
Asiatic lands." Ho points out the prob
ability of war in tho near East.
1IOSTILITT TO, ENGLAND.
"Already the flames of hostility to
England," he says, "are visible almost
everywhere In Europe. From the high
est to the lowest, moderation of lan
guage, respect for the feelings of other
nations and a sense of responsibility ap
pear to, have vanished from London
"Denunciation of Russia Is as ex-
MAIL MINE PROMOTER
GRANTED NEW TRIAL
ST. LOUIS, March 21. The United
States Court of Appeals today reversed
the case of Letson Balllet of Baker
City. Or., against tho United States and
ordered a new trial.
Balllet was sentenced to a term of
one year in the penitentiary on a chargo
of having used the malls to defraud in
connection with promoting mining
The cause of tho reversal was the In
structions of Judge Munger of tho
United States District Court of Iowa,
who, the opinion stated, "Had wrong
ly instructed the Jury."
The trial judge instruficd tho Jury
that, if in their opinion tho defendant
did not fully explain all charges against
him in his testimony that fact was to be
canyjxlarftd, n o.t. .hbix.
GUESSING- AT "WHEREABOUTS jH
OF VLADIVOSTOK FLEET
CRONSTADT. March 21. Tho Vestnik,
the leading service organ here. Kurmlscs B
that the Russian "Vladivostok squadron has .H
gono to uttack Mororan (in Volcano bay) H
and Otarunal On Ishhlkari bay) both In
tho Japanese Island of Torsoo, wheru an B
excellent quality of coal from the Yorseo BBH
mountains Is supplied to the Japanese war- J
travagant as laudation of Japan Is ex
aggeratcd, and Is making England a
host of fresh enemies every week. For BBH
all this a day of reckoning will surely
come, for the passion aroused against BBH
England will have reached Its climax. VH
when, if this happens, Ttusslo, having
evacuated Manchuria, Japan requests jBBH
the powers to recognize the retraces- jH
sion of Manchuria to China and to df- jH
creo tho end of the war. Then England HBH
is likely to learn the result of her Asl- BBH
atlc conduct. WJVJV
BLESSING TO KUSSIA.
"I will venture upon one prophesy, VJVJV
namely, that the result of this war will VM
be for Russia a blessing in disguise BBB
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any cost and by any method, whether 'BBH
of arms or of diplomacy together, with BBH
its upholders, will be discredited. BBB
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the corruption of her bureaucracy will iH
be cut out- The statesmen who desire jBBB
to curtail military expenditure nnd to IH
encourage Russian production and com- iBBB
merce will come back to power. The BBI
Czar will push aside opposition to the BBB
ideals of humanity and peace that he BJJH
COL. BINGHAM'S INJURIES -4-
ABE VERY SERIOUS
WASHINGTON. March 21. A -V
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-f today from an official source of VJVfl
tho Buffalo general hospital Indicates 4
4- thtit tho Injury received on Satur- MlflwJ
4- day by Col. Thco A Blnj;ham, for-
4- morly superintendent of public -f IBlBB
4- buildings and grounds, and now ia -f IBBB
4- chargo of tho Buffalo district, was 4- )
4- moro gorlous than Indicated In tho 4- BiBibI
4- dispatches. 4- AVAVJ
4- Ho sustained a doublo compound 4- IBYBibI
4- fracturo of tho left leg Just below 4- IBBBB
4- the LhlKh, Involving tho kncv, and a 4- Jl
4- frncturu of tho leg near tho anklo. 4- BBBI
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4- bono wcro removed from tho frnc- 4- BBlBlJ
4 turcs near tho thigh. The fracture -f 'IBBH
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