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! FOR CAMPAIGN
t ' ' I
ppoHicans Take No
pjans Prepared in Advance
After Conference With
Retails Will Bo Left to Chairman.
Vft)rtelyou When He Assumes
'Jvi Committee Chairmanship.
" rASIIINGTON. May 24. Recently
r there was another Important
Ji conference of Republicans held'
f V at tlie White House. ' Amon
,i present wero Ellhu Root, who Is
f've temporary1 chairman of the con
s' e'Jcn; Frank S. Blak, who will de-
.,. the nominating speech; Senator
i Est? Cabot Lodge, who Is to be ehalr
i & of the committee on resolutions
si read the platform, and Secretary
, gteiyou, probably the next chairman
; tie Republican National committee,
'litre Is absolute harmony of views
jj purposes among these men, and
ii campaign plans being formed con
rite only the adoption of the
?ht Republicans intend to have their
pzs for the convention formulated in
lirtcee, that everything may run like
hlvo:k and the party present a
riot front to the enemy in the na
ilit President is congratulated for
fctrl" selections he has made for the
pspalgn work. Root, Black and Cor
itjyoa are regarded as three of the
kit elections for their respective po
SJoa that could have been made.
i Bright Prospect Ahead.
Tla Republican situation is taking on
l!te hue.. Despite the strenuous
twk-cal trouble In certain States, the
teinlstratlon feels hopeful that they
IrJI be otralghtened out before the na
tal, campaign get under way. It
said positively that reports of
W?ril Interference In any of the
ictioBal State lights are without
lMh one exception, the speakers who
i; lo second' the nomination of Presl
5itRoo3evelt In the convention . have
fefcen chosvn. but they probably will
i lthln a week or ten days. Four
ndlng speec hes probably will be.de
P'red, The exception noted Is Harry
laipell Edwards of Macon, Ga,, a
t"Thi committee will open its head
Wrters In Chicago on June 1," said
eretary Elmer Dover of the Republl
li Nationnl committee, after a talk
i!ih the President "I will be in New
totkmost of the intervening time. Ev
trjilng is looking just as promising
J one-'could ask Just at presenf we
ft working along on preliminary de-2s-th!ngs
that can be done without
Siting for the direction of the chair-
For instance, there Is the matter
i speakers Last campaign there
ra something like lf-QO, scattered' over
United Stales. We are now trying
"2nd out where these men can be
if ihey are wanted.
ffl that number perhaps fifty have
W. Then there will be a certain
Kabir that have become incapacitated
' campaign work, and, In addition to
tt Proportion, there will be some who
perhaps changed their politics
Fit last campaign because thoy were
i appointed Minister to. Dahomey or
other post they believed, they
have received for good work
lnlS9S or 1000. '
. Matter of Headquarters.
Hie matter of headquarters of the
Miitlee will be left to the chairman
Wfltclslou If the plan pursued in lE'Ji)
k00 Ib followed this year. Immcdi
W Rfter the convention Inst cam-
the National committee passed a
MutJon conferring on Chairman
all the powers that the convon
waaad given the committee itself.
fj-ne Senator was empowered to
the entire executive committee,
vacant,ies in the National com
J . to stlect quarters, and. In fact,
f wcl the destinies of the campaign
uw most-absolute manner.
Mne Senator used to say that he did
tL Vote ln t,l(? committee, but
Sht that he had some influence over
or two members. He did not want
"ie In the committees and Invariably
ato accept a proxy when asked
ifa conmlttee will have quarters at
Auditorium this year, as It had in
bs p"han We'll have money enough
, oi tlipsc ofllccs, but at
frm?1 k looks doubtful. Chairman
?!iou,wiH have to dcclde-whcre the
T xork quarters will be located. I
no luoa. whore thcy be
wstlons, ao far as I know, have
KL.ien "iadc to the committee to dc
!?f piat question.
Mjji han ly that thcre Ls any
-tood of a third office being estab
u out on the Pacific coast, as has
K-l ,"eEeKte(l In certain quarters. I
HrvJ , lwo of"ces will meet the rd
Brhf . ? 01 the campaign. Chicago
krnti.. , ar e,1"Sh West to give
Raw!" charBu there an opportunity
Wr ti re.oC tV,i coa'st country. How-Bil'rJ-5
13 anl"er matter for the
K? 10 determine. If Mr. Cortel
swisnt3 to eatabllflh an office on tUe
IBrY 0(5 will do so."
ijCy Cincinnati Day at Fiir.
M&A of hSi May 2i'x ,u,'c delc!
rWd' f j,ncln"atl an-lvcd at tho
t0aUy t0 ollKrvo clu
ST. PETERSBURG, May 21. The
report cabled to the Associated
Press yesterday that the For
eign office had received a
telegram from the Russian Con
sul at 7 Chpfoo reporting that the
Japanese hatl made a land attack on
Port. Arthur nud had lost 16,000 men
killed. or wounded, and that ttlie' Rus
sians, had - lost 3000 men, Is time, but
as nothing confirmatory, lini been re
delved .from ,any other source, tho" report
is not given credence. The Consul, in
his telepram. said liiH information waa
obtained from the Chinese. The War
office has nothing lo confirm his report.
LIFE SAVED BY A TREE.
jlnr-'ri ' mi iiIw'i.iwii n ' TnH
Hung head downward ln a -100-foot
shaft at Mount Carmel, Pa., George
Torchlnosku hung to the root of a tree
by one foot until his comrades let
themselves down to his rescue, as
shown In the picture.
Strike Growing Serious.
NEW YORK, May 21. The strike
which began several days ajjo with the
refusal of freight handlers employed by
the Fall River line to continue work un
less a non-union foreman to whom they
objected be discharged and which.' has
resulted in a serious tie-up of freight
traffic between New York and' many
New-England-points, has assumed more
-Son of Famous Jurist Dies.
NEW YORK, May 21 Col. James F.
Gooldns, son of vhe Into Chief Justice
Gooklns of Indiana. Is dead at' a hotel
here from a stroke of apoplexy.
Scolt-Strevell Block Is
0. J. Salisbury, Becomes the
Owner of Fine Piece of
Somo Figures to Show tho Value of
This Block as a Permanent
OJ. SALISBURY became the pos
sessor of .a very valuable piece
f of business property on Main
street yesterday in a deal with
tho Strevell-Pntlerson Hardware com
pany. This Is the property known as
the Scott-Strcvell building, a few doors
above Walker Bros.' bank corner. The
price paid was 565,000, and the deal was
made because the hardware company
desires to uso its capltlal ln enlarging
the scope of it6 wholesale business.
The property involved ln the deal is
considered especially valuable as an In
vestment. The building is six storjes
high and covers a frontage. orf twenty
five feet on Main street. The Scott
Strevell is said to be the "biggest little
building in Salt Lake." . It contains
fifty-one olfices and "yields a monthly
rental of $1000. It Is now snid to be
paying an income of C per cent on 100,
000. It is also intimated that this same
property Is likely to change hands again
within tho next few days at a price
greatly In advance of the figure named
above, showing that the demand for
gilt-edged Main street business prop
erty Is stronger than ever. '
Destroyed by lire
Flames in Branch House o Cudahy
& Co., Los Angeles, Cause
LOS ANGELES. Cal.. May 21. Fire to
night dostroyed the local branch
packing-house- of tho Cudahy Pack
ing company, located near tho Los
Angeles river bottoms. The loss Is esti
mated at about J300.000 and tho Insuranco
at $3S.009. The lire broke out In tho lard
department and spread with romarknble
speed and when the lire department
reaohed tin- scene tho big building were
blazing fiercely. A call was sent In for
all the englneH available, but notwith
standing ini- greatest elfort possible by
the entlro fire dopartmunt the buildings
could not be saved. Tho cnUro plant wus
valued at 5-WO.00O and It was estimated by
th manager of the branch house that tho
loss will total three-fourths of that yum.
The Insurance Is glvon as S2C0.00O. distri
buted among a number of companies. The
causo of tin lire 16 unknown.
Up in Montana
Temperature Lower Than It Has Been
for Several Weeks Past
Stock May Not Suffer.
BUTTE. Mont.. May 21. Reports from
throughout the Stato tonight tell
of. a general storm of considerable
severity. Snow fell ln many places
during tho forenoon, changing to rain
later ln the day. Tonight the tempera
ture Is lower than It baa been for wooks
past. It Is not believed that stock will
suffer In cons;iucnce of the storm. Tho
I moisture will benefit tho range.
Taken From Calumet River.
CHICAGO. May 24. The body of a man
was taken from tho Calumet river to
night, supposed to be that of W. G. Pratt,
secretary of the Elgin National Watch
company, who disappeared Novembor 23.
I 1DCO It Is thought Mr. Pratt committed
ion TriaHor Life
Accused of Murder of Two "Women
in Oregon Nearly Five Years
THE DALLES. Or., May $1. Tho trial
of Norman Williams on a chargo of
murdering Alma Nesbltt near Hood
River, Or., on March 8, JM0, was
commenced at 1:30 this aflenioon. Tho
rest of tho day alid a portion of the ev
ening was devoted to the selection of a
jury. When court adjourned for tho day
eight Jurors had been cho5en, but tho
panel had been oxhausted. A special vo-'
nlro will bo jssucd tomorrow.
Tho caso Irt probably tho most peculiar
in the crlnfinal history of the Pacific
Northwest. Almost five years ago, March
S, 1000, Alma Nesbltt and her mother, Mrs.
L. J. Nesbltt, both from Omaha, Nob.,
wcro seen lo get Into a rig Just at night
fall with Norman Williams at Hood Rl
A'cr, Or., to go to a homestead claim,
which Williams had Induced Alma to lo
cate upon some weeks previously. Tho
thrco disappeared ln the darkness, I ho
two women, It is said, nover again to bo
October 20, 1103, Williams was Indicted
at the instance of the Government. In the'
United States District court at Portland,
on a charge of forging tho name of Alma
Nesbltt -to a homestead rollnqulsmcnt to
tho samo claim for which the women and
Williams had started tho night of March
Tho Associated Press account of tho
Indictment and an allusion lo tho almost
forgotten disappearance of the two wo
men was brought to tho attention of
George Nesbltt, the son and brother, at
Omana, Neb., and ho CJimo to Oregon lo
soarch for his lost relatives. The mother
and sister wero not found, but evidence
of their having met with foul play was
discovered, abundant enough lo warrant
tho authorities causing Williams's ar
rest on a charge of murder. The man waa
arrested at Bdlllngham, Wash., February
0. and brought to this county to answer
to the charge.
A jury wns secured at 11:05 tonight to
try tho Williams case.
Have Joined Hands
McLean, Kilboumo and Johnson
Unite in Ohio to Defeat
t--- Hearst. .
COLUMBUS, O.. May 21. The
preliminary meetings of the
Democratic State convention were
unusually animated today ow
ing to contests from the larger
conventions involving 200 delegates and
nine members of tfte committees that
are selected by the twenty-one Congres
The anomoly is presented of the old
friends of John R. McLean, James R.
Kilbourne and Tom L. Johnson, the last
thj-ee candidates' for Governor ln Ohio,
who have never co-operated before,
combining against the recent organiza
tion of Hearst men, In this State.
Tho preliminary meetings demonstrated
that tho conservatives wero ln control,
two to one, In their opposition to Hearst,
but divided among themselves on Presi
dential preferences between Judaon Har
mon of Cincinnati and James Kllgore and
other personages. This demonstrates that
neither Iho '"old guurd," known as tho
conservatives, nor tho llearat-Hryan-Johnson
men. known as tho radicals, had
a leader. Mayor Johnson of Cleveland,
who had been the recognized leader ln his
party ln Ohio for the past two years,
was unable today to control tho votes of
tho two Stato committeemen from his own
city whom ho had put on the committee
one year ago, and the same wns truo of
other members of the Stato central com
mittee whom he had selected.
While thero was no loader - on the
ground, there was much comment tonight
to tho effect that the old following of
John R. McLean waa again ln control.
McLean had previously declined to allow
his namo used .for either district delegate
or delegate-at-large, and he was wnld to be
out of politics, but irow ho Is expected to
succeed himself as the Ohio member of
the Democratic national committee and
be a fnclor at tho St. Louis convention.
The convention contests decided were:
Conservative. . Clermont 7. Hamilton 43,
Madison 4. .Montgomery 21, Summit 13;
total, 93; radicals. Franklin 3o. Miami 7;
total, 42; unknown, but supposed to be
radical, Cuyahoga, 73.
Not Guilty of Soliciting- Bribe.
KANSAS CITY. May 21. Stato Sena
torf Jeese L. Jewell of Kansas City,
charged with soliciting a bribe from J.
W. Hess, representative of a Chicago
baking powder company, to influence
his vote and that of two other Senators
ln baking powder legislation in Ihc last
Stato Legislature, was acquitted by a
Will Instruct for Now Yorker.
' NASHVILLE, Tenn . May 21. The Dem
ocratic State copvoullon will meet to
morrow to nominate a Stato ticket and
dolegatcii to St. Loub. Sonator Carmnck
Ib an avowed frlond of Judge Alton B.
Parker and will head itho delegation
which Is reasonably coruiln to bo In
structed for tho New Yorker. I
Lose Lives in Payette
Were Part of Crew Bringing
. Down a Big Log
Attempted to Shoot tho Rapids in
a Boat, Which Was in Some
Sjeclul to Tho Tribune.
PAYETTE, Ida., May 21. A terrible
' tragedy occurred near Garden, val
ley this .morning;, In which four
men lost their lives by drowning,
i The Dead: , .
Bcdon, John, i
' The four men were, a portion of a
crew of log'-drlvers who wero running
a Mg drive down the middle fork of the
Payette and had gotten their timber
Into the north fork of the stream.
Near Garden valley the river gorges
and a series of rapids occur. When
this point was reached the four men
attempted to shoot the rapids, a feat
always accompanied with a great deal
of danger, when they lost control of the
boat In which they were seated and the
frail craft struck a rock and was over
turned, throwing the men Into the
river, which at the place named has a
remarkably swift current, and the men
were carried down stream and drowned.
Up to a late hour this evening the
bodies had not been recovered.
Fired Out From
Son-in-Law of Turkish Ruler Is Sent
Into ExUe on Account of
CONSTANTINOPLE, May ;24. Ke
mal Pasha, the Sultan's, son-in-law,
and other high officials have
been arrested and sent Into exile
in consequence of the discovery of a
secret correspondence between Kemal
Pasha and Princess Khadldje, daugh
ter of the imprisoned ex-Sultan, Murad.
Kemal pasha, who Is a son of the
late Osman Ghaza Pasha, Is a General
in the Turkish army and aide-de-camp
to the Sultan.
Tonopah Visited ; '
by a Serious fire
Flnmes Sweep the Bonanza Camp and
Cause a Loss Estimated at
Special to The Tribune.
RENO. .Nov., May 21. Tho first fire Sn
the history of Tonopah was dis
covered ln the bonanza camp at an
early hour this morning and, after
tho liardost kind of work on tho part of
tho volunteer fire dopartmont, was ex
tinguished with u damage of $12,000. Tho
less is partly covered by Insurance.
The fire Btarted in Bookkcr & Bradford's
office, In the heart of the city, and. had
a wind been blowing, tho onllre business
section would have suffered. Tlio loss Is
estimated n3 follows: Engine-house. J200;
Butler hall. ?00; Simmons' building,
SiCCO; Bookkcr &. Bradford. ?3000; AL G. I
Tyner-Barrett Conspiracy Case.
WASHINGTON, May 21. Opposing
counsel in the Tyner-Barrett conspir
acy case today continued arguments be
fore Justice PrltchariLSn support of the
prayers thcy offered for the Instruc
tion of the jury. Tho arguments will
be concluded tomorrow.
Wiped Out by
Co3sack Cavalry Annihilated in a
One-Sided Fight Rt Wang
TOKIO, May 21. Gen. Kurop'atkln
reports that a section of Japan
ese, Infantry encountered and de
feated 200 Cossacks at Tou-Tao-Kou,
eight miles northeast of Kuang
Tien. The Cossacks lied to -A I Yuang
Plerman, leaving twenty dead. The
Japanese sustained no loss.
Additional details of the fight at
Wang Chiatun, qear Takushan, May -20,
indicate that the squadron of Cossacks
was almost annihilated by the Japa
nese Infantry, which surrounded and
completely routed the enemy. All the
Rmwlan officers were killed, wounded or
captured. Natives report that some of
the Cossacks escaped on foot, abandon
ing their equipment. Mauy killed and
wounded were found on tho battlefield.
Ilk Used to
Put Out a Fire
New Weapon to Fight Flame Success
fully Tested in Capital of
INDIANAPOLIS. Ind.. May 24.
Prince Pu Lun and parly were
taken to Lafayette today In auto
mobiles. Thirty machines started.
Before starting the machine which was
lo carry Prince Pu Lun took fire and
there was great excitement. The fire
was put out with milk taken from a
passing milk wagon. In the meantime
the fire department had been called and
the arrival of the apparatus added to
the confusion. The machine scheduled
to go In advance of the party and mark
the roads was wrecked a few minutes
before tho start by an accident to the
steering gear. No one was hurt.
Snake River on a Rampage.
Special to Tho Tribune.
BLACKFOOT. Ida., May 24. Snnko
river Is unusually high and Is causing
much apprehension. It carried out the
hcadgate of the Banskln ditch today,
flooding a large area of fine agricul
tural land and causing considerable
damage. A large force of farmers suc
ceeded In chocklijg the break this even
ing. Much apprehension is felt here
over tho wagon bridge across the river
at this point. The bridge Is an old one
and sadly in need of repair, and any
further rise will be very apt to carry
LONDON, May 25. Rumor is un
ceasingly busy with the war. but
little' credence la placed in the
varying statements, ln the ub
eence of official confirmation.
The Daily Mall'a correspondent at
Shiinononckl, Japan, cabling under date
of May 24, asserts- that active prepara
tions are ia;progrei for the reduction
of Port Arthur, and that the prepara
tions include a 'carefully cfioscn forco
of veterans forming a part of the
(l third ur.cny. wVery, hea,vyr artillery-the
correspondent 'Siiyn, Is being landed on
the Llao Tung peninsula.
Dispatches to the Dally Telegraph
Dhow that on May 16 the Japanese
headquarters were still at Feng Wang
Chang. This, the correspondent at
tributes to the- necessity for Joint action
with the Japanese army, which has
landed at Pltsewo. They explain that
communication has not yet been estab
lished between the two Japanese
armies, but that it in expected to be ef-'
fectcd within a few days.
Tho dispatches say that the telegraph
lino between Fens Wang Chens pind
the south has been cut by Russians) dis
guised as Chinese. A Russian transport
lo moving from Llao Yang In the di
rection of Mukden, but it is not known
whether this means a retirement of the
army or merely tho removal of winter
clothing, which Ja no longer needed. The
movoments of war correspondents,
the dispatches ay, are limited to a
radius, of a nille and a half from Feng
Tho Dally Telegraph's New Chwang
correapondent declares that Gen. Kuro
patkln Is determined to cheok thcJapa
nese at Lino Yang,- where probably the
grcateyt battle of the war will be
fought Ho adds tho,t the Japanese land.
operations against Port Arthur are
meeting with little success, and 'that
Lleut.-Gcn. Stoeasel and MnJ.-Gen.
Fock contlmie to make well directed
1)ii t desperate sorties against the ad
vance of the Japanese, who are lighting
with stubborn determination almost un
equalled ln history. Several hundred
Japanese reinforcements nro arriving
dally from Pltsewo and Polandlen, ac-
' cording' to this correspondent.
The Seoul correspondent of the Dajly
Telegraph says that Kin Qhou Is being
besieged Ijy Iho Japanese, and its sur
render ja 'momentarily expected.
The Standard's Tien tt'sln corre-
.spondwtt asserts that IhiV-Chincsc Gpvr
FOR JAPS i
LONDON, May 2?. The corre
spondent of the Morning Post at
Mukden, under date of May 24,
says it is believed there that Gen.
Rcnuenkampff's cossacks captured two
Japanese transport columns, thus leav
ing the Japanese army without sup
plies in a difficult country.
Four Japanese cruisers and a licet of
torpedo boats and torpedo-boat destroy
ers are reported to have passed mld
( way between Port Arthur and the Mlao
Tao islands at 4 o'clock this (Wednes
day) morning, but no sounds of firing
have yet ben heard.
A report has been received from, New
Chwang saying that on May IS five
battalions of Japanese troops recon
noltered to the south, almost as far as
Kin Chou, and ran into Maj,-Gcn.
Fock's artillery, which was strongly
posted on the heights In a narrow sec
tion of the Llao Tung peninsula, and
that the Japanese were entirely wiped
ouL Tho report lacks confirmation.
It Is reported from a Chinese source
that the Japanese havo evacuated Feng
Wang Cheng, nnd are occupying vil
lages ln tho surrounding- territory.
There Is no explanation of this move,
but It is thought that it may bo( con
nected with the prevailing cholera epidemic.
ernment Is still levying heavj- military
contributions from the provinces, nnd
he -thinks that this accumulation of sli
ver at Peking foreshadows some- fool
hardy action by the Chinese.
ItJs rumored from Brussels that the
Russian Government is making great
efforts to buy thirty largo steamers
from Belgium and Holland to ncoom
pany the Baltic fleet as colliers.
Included ln a score of rumors Is ono
sent by the Shanghai correspondent of
the Morning Poft to the effect that tho
Russians have been defeated near Yin
Kau, abandoning fifty guns, and that
Gen. Kuropatkln has been advised by
-Viceroy AlexIcfC to. retreat to Harbin,
METHODISTS fti jl
AFTER MORMONS I
Will Ask Congress to j'j j I
Pass Law. : l
Amendment Proposed to ,
Make Impossible Prac- j j ' '
tices Mormonism. ; 1
Question, of What Shall Constitute I;i 'IH
I Grounds for Divorce Causes a ! , '
LOS ANGELES, Cal., May 24. The I ' ,
Methodist general conference held ,
two long sessions today. ' The I- ' 'I
greater part of the day was taken i' (' '
up In Bpecch-maklng, incident to fixing p ;', IH
the places of Episcopal residences. At ,' '
the morning sessions editors for ten
church publications were elected, the ? ; f j
Epworth Herald being omitted from the fri ,
list. It will come up for special action 1 . i
after the report of the Epworth league ft ' '
committee shall have been presented to 3.' , . 1
the conference. There was very little V,
Interest In the election of editors, as the
field had been thoroughly canvassed by V ' IH
the respective candidates, and ln most jv , JH
cases there was but one nomination for . $ , JH
c-ach office. The Southwestern Chris- !?: 1 JH
tlan Advocate, published at New Or- j
leans, furnished the only contest, and ) 1 1 IH
It took two ballots to elect R. E. Jones f. ) j IH
to the editorship of that publication. h (jM
Editors of Church Publications. 1 1
The call for editors of church publl- - 1
cations, excepting the Epworth Herald,
resulted as follows: Methodist Review, J U IH
W. V. Kelly; Christian Advocate, J. M. (i ,
Buckley, New York: Western Christian : 1 1 '
Advocate, Levi Gilbert; Northwestern lj' 1
Christian Advocate, D, D. Thompson;' I , '
Central Christian Advocate, C. Ji.
Spencer; Pittsburg Christian Advocate, ", 1
C. W. Smith, Pittsburg; Southwestern : ,
Christian Advocate, R. E. Jones; Pa- h J
clflc Christian Advocate, D. L. Rndcr, i; -jl
Tacoma; Christian Apologist, A. J. u j
Nast; editor of Haua and Herd, Fred- 1 , IH
erick Muenz. j I
A special report from the Episcopacy
committee, recommending the following " , '
places' as the Episcopal residences for , I I IH
the sixteen bishops, was taken up this j !
afternoon; New York, Boston, Phlla-
delphla, Nashville, Buffalo, Cincinnati, . ) , IH
Chattanooga, St. Louis, Chicago, Min- , '
neapolis. .Denver, Portland, San Fran- tl ; I . . 1
Cisco, Zurich, Buenos Ayres and Shang- 1, M(
hoi. Objections were raised to Phlla- '.T ,! ' J
delphla, Nashville, Buffalo. Cincinnati, ! - '
St,- Louis, Chicago, Portland and . ? I !'j 11
Buenos-Ayres. The conference heard ,:i , 'H
speeches ln favor of and opposed (o i jH
those cities. The Individual assignment 11
of bishops has not been made public. ' i ; 1
Recommendations of Committee. n. r 1
Several matters f material Import- P ' 1
a nee to Methodism have been pasfeed y (
upon-by the standing committee on the ? j
state of the church, and its recommen- f t'
dations on the subjects will be reported T'
to the conference, where ln all probabll- V
ity they will be fully sanctioned by a ' l'JH
majority of the delegates. Most Iin- j
portant of these many matters are , lil
those of dlvorco,. Romanism, Mormon- t ! 'IH
Ism, the Bible ln the public schools and
regulations of churcrTmembcrshlp. ,
The question as to what shall const!- r, ji
tute the recognized grounds for divorce ' jH
was the cause of a spirited contest In , 'H
the committee. Jn which some' of the ' ' . i
ablest delegates ln the conference took . IH
active part.' After hours of discussion , ll
during which arguments were made ll
urging the sanctioning of two or three h ll
distinct causes as legitimate grounds il 1 J IH
for divorce, the committee finally voted
to make the crime of adultery the solo 1
legal reason for sepai'Utlon to be recog- j
nized by the church. Final desertion j I
and extreme cruelty were the. additional j 1
grounds which were urged for adopllon . 1
as a part of the discipline, but which a 1 K ,
majority of the commltloo opposed. t .
'The resolution on Mormonism which i1 1
will be presented to the Confcrenco for i- - (
passage Is brief and asks Congress to ' ( IB
enact a constitutional amendment that ' VM
I will make Impossible certain practices fc. ,
of Mormonism in any part of the United L'v !
States or ln any country subject to lis jj j ' jH
! jurisdiction. 4 i I (
Catholics and Schools. T' 1
Another lesolutlon denied the charge I
that the teaching of the Bible In the .
publlo schools without note or comment jH
was a sectarian act, and deplored the ?-j jl
reputed efforts of tho Roman Catholic -jj
church to secure a division of tho pub- -11c
school fund along sectarian lines as ; j
si menace to the public school system,
and cnlled upon Congress to provide an (
amendment to the Fedei-nl Constitution J? , (
which would forever make imj)osslble V
the accomplishment of such an .object. ji
The resolution also provided for the ex- t-, 1
tension of every aid and support to , F
Methodist missionaries engaged in the '
propagation of the Protestant faith in W 1
Roman Catholic countries. j
A resolution regulating the member- t
ship of the church was also adopted. It
provides that those Avho fall In' their I (
duties of attending services and paying ,
their share toward church expenses ,
may be dropped from the roll of mem- ,
bership by tho pastor of the church..
after he has made due investigation. t j
with tho provision that on demand thcy .
may ixcelve a regular trial. The latter t ,
resolution evoked considerable debate, f. (
but was finally accepted. j.
Chinaman Heads His Class. 1. !t
NEW YORK. May St.-Chao Chu. son of Ll
Wu Ting Fnnp. formrr Chinese Minister I 'H
to tho United States, and now vlco-prasl- iH
dent of tlio foreign board at Peking, hn.n f IJH
ben graduated at tho head of his clnss In f . ,
the Atlantic City high school. There were f ;
thlrty-ono pupll In tho ...lsf , -Lh0, , ,
young Oriental will begin .tho otudy,-of . P . , ! !
modlclno in PhUadelplilaJiesttfall, J . H