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p yoii. IXX. No. 6. Sajlt Lake Citt, Utah, Thtjrsday MoknxstGt, October 20, 1904. 12 fhgE5.fivecents; H
I ARE INVOLVED
jniways Figure in Labor
Employer, Employed, Public,
fatter Eventually Casting
ft. Deciding Vote.
Ktandlng Committee Episcopal Con
EC vention Submits Inteicst
wtL ing Report.
??OSTON. Oct. 19. Both houses of the
ifcplscopal general convention which was
Caponed on October 5 havo voted hi favor
Mjfflnal adjournment Tuesday next.
Kin the house of bishops the standing
committee on the relations of capital and
fiabor, of which Bishop Henry C. Potter
ef New Tork la chairman, presented Its
report. The commission was appointed
By,, the general convention of 1901 to
Study the. purposes of labor organizations
rto Investigate the causes of Industrial
disturbances and to hold themselves In
readiness to act aa arbitrators should
their services be desired.
fcThe report says that no request for no
tion as arbitrators has been received and
that the committee has not. aa yet, suc
ceeded In studying in common the occa
ilous of current disturbances.
KWliat Report Says.
!''e are-hcreed, however." the report
says, "Jn the conviction that the causes
pf: the violence of the past three yeura
In-Pennsylvania, In Colorado and' In Il
linois, ale not so much economical as
moral The slrlkt-s commonly begins In
.'distrust. The reason at the heart of It
Ia that the master has as little eonll
dchee In the good will of tho men as the
'men have In the good faith of the mas
ter. Where distrust and antagonism are
TrJell founded, there Is nothing for' It. ao
far as the church Is concerned, except
R Three Parties Always In.
'-We perceive among our clergy and
fiUy aljke. much ignorance, frankly con
fined and deplored, as to the principles
jrhlch are Involved In the conflicts of tho
ridustrlal world, livery industrial dls-
Kute' Involves three parties the employer,
ie, employed and the public, and the pub
ti; eventually easts the deciding vote.
Thus a serious social responsibility rests
pon every Christies citizen, and more
especially upon tne Christian minister.
x Analogy Between Offenses.
K'M'e call attention to the analogy be
tween certain offenses of the union and
like offenses, past or present, of both
the capitalist and the churchman Thus
the employers' blacklist corresponds to
tho union's boycott. Tho lockout and
itlie strike arc of tho same nature. The
rqutatlon of the closed shop Is like the
question of the closed State, iron whose
jP.urltan ancestors strove to maintain a
State whose privileges should belong only
4to members of tho church, ought to be
ablo to understand the struggle of their
jbjethren and to maintain a shop In which
iiio man shall serve except a member of
BWliat Labor Has Learned.
"They may not ogreo with these brolh-
Ien. but they ought to appreciate their
fit-sacrifice. Tho laborer has learned
fom the capitalist to despise order and
reak law Ho has learned from the
hurchnian to pursue the dlssentor with
menace and violence. Tho recent trag
iedles In Colorado do not follow at a far
distance tho massacres which In the six
teenth century ensued upon tho with
lOrawal of Holland from the ecclesiastical
I Tyranny Condemned,
3"Whll6, then, wo condemn the tyranny
and turbulence of tho labor 'union and
upon the law to nrcscrvo tho liberty
f. fv.crj' CHI"1 to employ whom ho will
(ana to work for whom ho will, we de
jrcea e the hasty temper which. In eon
imnlng the errors of tho unions, con
demns at the samo llmo the wholo move
:?nt ?nh wh,ch lnc' are connected.
,lhs offences of the union aro as distinct
Vhe, ?uso' for whlch tnc organiza
'i ?i ?.f laor "tand3 the inquisition
(. distinct from the gospel.
& Labor Organization Essential.
1.2? faco of a prejudice and a bos
iUIS tor wh,ch thoro aro serious rea
V convinced that tho organl
ffi? Jf01" ,s. W8cnt'aJ to the well
wf uCtha Yns PeP'e. Its pur
ma'n aln such a standard of
ffirS ea',hourH and conditions aa shall af
H Pry ma,n 5" opportunity to grow
tatM, an? ,n hJe'Lrt- without organl
Jn tv ,MBnJard cannot bo maintained
icondltlons "r 2,rcscnt commercial
f Child Labor Condemned.
kwo?St nt aclusl0,n condemns the
mills h-f 1 chl,ldron in factories and
Potter win.i0rtT,B 8lpncd i He"ry C.
d7ElJV,Tla,nrIawr8nC0' Charles P.
5i&K?r.t adopted and a rcsolu
X ,d? ,ifl commission be continued
2 5 adopted by tho house of bishops.
! ROBBERS LOOT A SAFE,
wal Thousand Dollars sLured
From Missoula Pirm.
jn&SOULA. Mont., Oct. 13.-A daring
bbery took place hero last night when
e "tore of Hathaway. Buford & Co
ut two blocks from tho business ccn
r or the town, was entered and tho safe
own up. Several thousand dollars In
fih, notes, checks and warrants were eo
ired by the robbers.
.WH? f Wa3 bl0Wn ott w,,h "ltro
;BUrum?in"ild milch of tho furniture and
toffin tc? Wa3 dMtroyed by the ox -robb?rn
8., .ne uwa8 awakened and the
l&r gettC Lh? t,lkcn the,r ,cl3l'"
An bvunGr the safo open.
LiiaVatt 1,Bht cndJ
Train on Moffat
Road Stuck in Snow
Thirty-Five Passengers Had. a Trying
Day and INTight From
Special to Tho Tribune j
MAMMOTH, Colo., Oct. 19. The Den- !
ver-bound train on the Moffat line,
which left Arrowhead, the present
western terminus, at 1:15 p. m. yester
day afternoon, and which got stuck Jn
a hus-e snow drift at tunnel No. 33. mid
way between Arrowhead and Mammoth,
was dug out this morning and reached
Mammoth at 1 o'clock this afternoon.
Drift Twenty Feet Deop.
The cut at the western portal of the
tunnel was filled with "twenty feet of
snow. Snow shovelers worked all night
and this morning on the drift during a
terrific bllz.ard, which swept the snow
back into the cut aa fast aa It could be
Had a Trying Day.
The thirty-five patucngers on the
train had a trying afternoon and night,
and many of thern were in a state of
collapse from cold and hunger when the
train reached here this afternoon.
There were no provisions on Uie train,
and had not a section men's camp been
found near the blockade many of the
payjeijgert would have starved for
English and American Longshoremen
May Form Combination.
NEW YORK. Oct. 19. Two fraternal
delegates from the British Trades
Union congress to the next convention
of the American Federation of Labor
have sailed from London and upon
Iheh- arrival plans will be discussed fch
an amalgamation of the ISngllsh and
American longshoremen In an Interna
tional union with about 1G0.000 mem
bers, i I -'
General Organizer Robinson of the
American Federation of Labor, states
that the movement for amalgamation
has been in progress for some years
and that a ma'ijs meeting probably will
be called here while Delegate "WlgnaJl
of the International Longshoremen's
union of Great Britain, is in America
to discuss the question and take pre
liminary steps toward the amalgama
tion. Pending amalgamation the name o
the InJteKna.tIonu:i LpngHharemen's
union has been, changed to the Interna
tional Marine mid Traosjiart Workers'
association. The union also now takes
In all workers at the docks, as does the
SHRINERS NAME OFFICERS.
Imperial Council, Nobles Mystio
Shrine, in Session,
WASHINGTON. Oct. 19. The annual
meeting of the Imperial Council, Nobles
of the Mystic Shrine of North America,
today elected the following offlcors: J.
F. Wright, Richmond. Va., imperial
potentate; John H. Dlekerson. Jackson
ville, Fla., Imperial chief rabban; John
II. Walker, Macon Ga., high priest and
prophet; A. A. Watts, Baltimore, im
perial treasurer; Magnus L. Robinson,
Alexandria, Va., Imperial recorder; J.
II. Murphy. Baltimore, imperial oriental
guide; Thronton A. Jackeon, Wash
ington, D. C, imperial lecturer; Michael
II. Robinson, Washington, D. C, Im
perial ceremonial master.
PANIC AT A FUNERAL.
Number of Women and Children. In
jured in Chapd in Madrid.
MADRID. Oct. 1P.-A panic occurred
when tho crowd numbering W.CO persons
was admitted to the royal-chapel of tho
palaco yesterday to view tho remains of
tho Princess of the Asturlas. Women and
children were overthrow and trampled
under fooL The palaco guards made sev
eral charges against the crowd, flnallv
gaining tho mastery and driving It back
A number of people were injured.
TOOK HIS OWN LIFE.
Barry N. Hillard, Prominent in Idaho
Affairs, a Suicide.
SPOKANE, Wash.. .Oct. lO.-Rarry x.
Hlllnrd, for many years prominent In ,
mining and political circles In Idaho,
committed suicide by shooting hlmcelf at
Lakevlew, Idaho, today. He was visit
ing at the homo of S. P. Donnolly, a
Mexicans Supplant Nogroea.
WACO. Tex., Oct, i. Representatives
of Mississippi planters are employing
whole families of Mexicans for work In
that State. There Is a general movement
In Mississippi. It In said, to get rid of the
negro laborer as far as possible.
Injunction Is Dismissed.
NEW YORK, Oct IP. Vlco-Chancellor
Pitney In Jersoy City today dismissed
the temporary Injunction restraining tho
Consolidated, Continental and American
Tobacco companies from carrying out tho
DES MOINES. In., Oct. 19. Tho Na
tional Congregational council today
unanimously adopted resolutions com
mondlnjr President Roosevelt for his ac
tion In declaring that ho would call an
International jcaco conference.
Convict Commits Suicide.
SAN RAKAEL. Cal.. Oct. 19. W. Stan
ley, a convict at San Quontln prison, com
mitted auicldo In a coll at tho prison.
Stanley came from Stanislaus county to
servo two years for an attempt to com
Kaiser and Czar Have
Nothing, It Is Said, Has
Been Committed to
Troops in Poland, However, 600,000
in Number, to Go. Man
churia. ST. PETERSBURG, Oct. 20. 2:25 a. m.
The movement of troops on the Rus
sian western frontier and the prepara
tions to further reduce garrisons In thla
region revive talk of a complete under
standing with Germany, under which
the frontier will be protected so as to
pvimlt of the dispatch to Manchuria of
troops stationed In Poland. There are
about 500,000 swldiers In Poland, com
prising some of the beat troops in the
Three Corps Included.
It is already known that practically
all of three corps in the Vllna govern
ment will be Included In Gen. Grlppen
berg's army, but ay these troops are in
cluded In what Is known as Russia's
third line of defense the fact has not
attracted much attention. It now de
velops that the rifle brigade at Plotak,
In the government of Tsuhenstoehovu,
uirectly on the frontier, Is mobilizing.
No Treaty Perfected.
In the beet informed diplomatic
circles it is believed that nothing in the
shnpe of a treaty between Russia and
Germany has been committed to writ
ing, but that-there is simply" a mutual
per6f j'Er ;tlnd-iij c'aVtSPViw
two sovereigns covering this point,
and, some believe, going much further.
So far as the present war is concerned,
there Is no evidence that the supposed
agreement covers active aid, as such an
agreement would render operative the
'Has Pledge of Kaiser.
It Is thought, however. In diplomatic
quarters, that there Is something In the
nature of a pledge on the part of the
Emperor of Germany to protect Rus
sia's western frontier. It is now re
called, as significant of the deep per
sonal friendship of the two Emperors,
that when Emperor William was about
to undergo an operation last year he
commended his eldest son to the hands
of Emperor Nicholas. This fact was
mentioned at the time in the Ofllclal
Messenger, but did not attract as much
attention as It l now receiving.
FEARS FOR STEAMSHIP.
Eoyal Mail Steamer Three Days Over
due at Havana.
HAVANA, Oct. 13. Anxiety Is felt here
for tho safety of tho Spanish Roy.il Mall
steamship Buenos Ayres. which left Now
York October 13 and Is now nearly three
days overdue at this port. Tho Ward
line si earner Mo .to Castle- from Now
York, which arrived this afternoon re
ports having had a rough voyage. ' Sho
did not sight tho Buenos Ayres.
Over Five Million Acres "Withdrawn
From Forest Reserves.
WASHINGTON. Oct. 19. Commis
sioner Richards of the General Land
office today made the following state
ment: "There have been recenty re
leased through the General Land office
from temporary withdrawals made for
forest reserve purposes 5,107,600 acres, as
Montana , Ifi,2-I0
Oregon- ...... 6S2.940
Improving Cuban Cities.
HAVANA, Oct. 19. The minority mem
bers of tho Senate Special committee on
tho question of resumption of Govern
ment and for Un oanltatlon of cities to
day submitted a bill appropriating $2,000 -000
for that purpose.
GoeB to Portland Exposition,
ST. L)UIS, Oct. 19. At a meeting to
day of the United States Government
board of tho St. Louis exposition It was
decided to ship 60 per cent of the Gov
ernment exhibits to the Lewis and Clark
exposition at Portland, Or.
Great Corporations at War.
WASHINGTON, Oct. 10. Tho United
States Supremo court today began tho
hearing of arguments In the case of the
Wcstbrn Union Telegraph company
against tho Pennsylvania Railroad com
pany Involving tho right of tho telegraph
company to maintain Ita lines along tho
railroad d right of way.
Are All at Sea
Find It Difficult to Apportion Exact
Strategic Significance of Kuro
LONDON, Oct. 20. English newspapers
and military critics find It difficult to
apportion tho exact ntratcglc significance
attaching to Gen. Kuropatkln'3 action on
tho Shakho river. It is supposed that
hl3 success hero was due to havlnjr kept
throe divisions of troops In resorvo and
It Is admitted that tho attack on Lono
Troo hill may have been an Intentional
counter stroke after drawing out tho
Japaneso from strong positions,
Victory for Japanese.
The balance of opinion, howover, fa
vors the Idea that It was a desnerate en
doavor to cover the retreat of nls (oroes
from tho Bonslhu district, and that the
battlo of Shakho may bo considered to
have ended In a victory, but not a de
cisive one, for the Japanese, who wore
too exhausted to follow up their success.
Special dispatches frm St. Petersburg
make mention of a crushing defeat of
two Japanese divisions. Thore Is no con
Hrmatlon, however. In any reliable quar
ter of such a reDort.
Russian Battalion Annihilated.
According to the Standard's corre
spondent with Gen. Karokl, who tele
graphs under date of October IS, a Rus
sian battalion which crossed the Taltse
river has been almost annihilated. Whllo
ictlrlng over a pontoon bridge, the cor
respondent eayj, the battalion was over
taken by a regiment of Japanese cavalry
which got Its machine guns Into position
and swept the bridge from end to end.
MARRIED ON THE BAY.
Eloping Couple Wed in Open Boat,
Outwitting Angry Parents.
BALTIMORE, Md., Oct. 19. A mar
riage In an open boat In Pacomoke
sound was the novel squel of the roman
tic elopement of a Virginia couple.
The lovers were Miss Angle Mister and
John Spence of Saxe's island, Virginia.
William Mister, father of the bride, was
much opposed to the attention that
young Spence was paying to his daugh
ter, and forbade her to allow him to call,
threatening him with violence should
he catch him at the Mister home. Spence
paid little attention to the threats, but
wooed and won the girl.
An elopement was planned, and
Spence procured the license In Virginia.
Arriving at the garden gate, which
was the appointed spot for the meeting,
the young man uttered his familiar
whistle, and, to his surprise, Instead of
his lady love carrying a satchel, her
father appeared with a shp.tgjm, and
''if'iVw ancw a' cha3 th,:oui-h r-orrirrelda
and marshes until u late hour, when
Mr. Mister, thinking that he was thor
oughly rid of Spence, returned to his
home to enjoy peaceful slumber.
Yesterday morning Spence went to
Princess Anne, Md and secured anoth
er license. He then met his sweetheart,
found a minister, and with a few friends
embarked in the boat.
They sailed Just acro?9 the boundary
line into Maryland waters and were
A large number of Maryland oyster
men witnessed the marriage, and pay it
was the most novel affair they have
seen In many years.
POLICY SHUT OUT.
Chicago Is Free From One Form of
CHICAGO, Oct. 19. One notable
achievement the suppression of policy
In Chicago is recorded in the thirtieth
annual report made to the Citizens' as
sociation. Progress also Is said to have
been made in the efforts to Improve the
efficiency of the Police department and
to secure the punishment of bookma
kers. The report was submitted by Presi
dent .Louis A. Seeberger and Secretary
Shelby M. Singleton at the annual
meeting of the association.
"Today for the first time In forty
years." the report declares, "there Is
not a policy company operating within
the city limits. When the association
began Its efforts in May. 1903. there
were 1200 to 1500 policy writers operat
ing in every quarter of the city."
KILLED BY ACCIDENT,
Dan Jones, Supposed to Be Kentucki
on, Meets Death at Boise.
BOISE. Ida . Oct. 19 A young man
named Dan Jones was fatally wounded
by his own revolver this afternoon In a
lodglng-houso hero. He had gone to bed
and placed the weapon under his pillow.
Seeing tho pistol slipping out, ho matin
a grab for It. but only succeeded In
knooklng It harder on tho floor. It woa
discharged and the. ball entered his ab
domen. He was ablo to give his name
when found, but could give no account
of himself. Papers found In his clothing
show his home was In Louisville, Ky.
CARNEglE HERO FUND.
No Awards Will Be Made Until Com
mission Meets in January.
PITTSBURG, Pa.. Oct- 19,-At a meet
ing today of the Carneglo hero fund com
mission It was decided that no awards
of medala or benollts will be made by
tho Carneglo hero fund commission bc
foro tho next meeting of the commission,
which has been tlxed for January IS, 190T.
At that tlmi the executive committee of
tho organization Is expected, to report on
llftv-nlno cases now under consideration,
and medals and benefits will probahly be
awarded at tho coming meeting.
Funeral of Late King of Saxony.
DRESDEN. Oct. 19. With cannon
booming and volloys of muskntiy outsldo
and with Emperor William. King Fred
orlck Autrusl. Archduke Frauds Fcrdl
nar.l and other royal personages, court
iers and dignitaries ttundlng about the
catafalque bearing tho remains, tho
lato King George of Saxony was tonight
plowly lowered Into the vault of tho
Catholic court church.
Secretary of War Sent
President Is Worried Over
Conditions as They
Head of War Department Will Confer
With President of Republic to
WASHINGTON, Oct. 19. The Presi
dent has-instructed Secretary of War
Taft to proceed, at an early date, to
Panama to confer with the President of
that republic with a view to composing
the differences that have arisen between
the two countries.
The following letter has been sent- by
the President to the Secretary of War
after a conference with the Secretary of
State and the Secretary of War In re
spect to the conditions in Panama:
White House, Washington, OcL 18.
1901. Sir: By executive order of May 9,
l&Oi, I placed -under your Immediate su
pervision tho work of the Isthmian Canal
Commission, both In the construction of
the canal and In the exerciie of such
Governmental powers as It seemed neces
sary for the United States to exercise
under tho treaty with tho Republic of
Panama In tho canal strip.
Panama People Alarmed.
There Is ground for believing that In
tho execution of the rights conferred by
the treaty the people of Panama havo
been unduly alarmed at the effect o tho
establishment of a Government In tho
canal strip by the commission. Appar
ently they fear lest the effect be to cre
ato out of part of their territory a com
peting and Independent community which
shall injuriously affect their business, re
duce their revenues and diminish their
prestlgo as a lUitlon,
' Wffl ?Jbitr-'"QVMtvbft rv "
Tho United States Is about to confer
on tho people of the State of Panama a
very great benefit by the expenditure of
millions of dollars in the construction of
tho conul. But this faot must not blind
us to tho Importance of exercising the
authority given us under the treaty with
Panama an to avoid creating any sus
picion, however unfounded, of our Inten
tions as to the future.
No Independent Colony.
We have not tho slightest Intention of
establishing an Independent colony In the
middle of the State of Panama, or of ex
ercising any greater Governmental func
tions than are necessary to enable us
conveniently and safely to construct,
maintain and operate- the canal under tho
rights given us by the treatj. Least of
all do we desire to Interfere with tho busi
ness and prosperity of the peopie of Pan
ama. Will Care for All Interests.
However far a Just construction of the
treaty might enable us to go, did the
exigencies of the case require It, In as
serting tho equivalent of sovereignty over
the canal strip. It Is our full Intention
that the rights which we exercise shall
be exercised with all proper care for tho
honor and Intoresls of tho people of Pan
ama. Might Create Distrust.
The exercise of such powers as aro
given us by the treaty within tho ge
ographical boundaries of the Republic of
Panama may easily, If a real sympathy
for both tho present and future welfar'o
of tho people of Panama is not shown,
create distrust of the American Govern
ment. This would seriously Intorfero with
the success of our great project In that
It Is of the utmost Importance that those
who are ultimately responsible for the
policy pursued should have at first hand
as trustworthy Information ns can be
obtained In respect to the conditions ex
isting In Panama and tho attitude and
real Interest of tho people of that State.
Ordered to Visit Isthmus.
After a conferenco with tho Secretary
of State and yourself, I have concluded
that It will bo of groat advantago If you
can visit tho Isthmus of Panama in per
Bon and hold a conference with the Presi
dent and other Governmental authorities
of the Republic of Panama. You aro
authorized In doing this to tako with
you such persona as you de&lre. familiar
with tho conditions In tho Isthmus, who
may aid you with their counsel The
earlier you are ablo to mako this visit
tho better. Tho Socrotary of State will
Instruct the United Stntcs Minister at
Panama to render you every assistance
In his power, and the Governor of the
canal strip, Gen. Davis, will, of courae,
do the samo thing
Duties to Envoy.
You will advlso tho President of tho
Republic what-the policy of this Govern
ment Is to be and assure him that It Is
not the purposo of tho United States to
take advantage of the rights conferred
upon It hy tho treaty to Interfere with
the welfare and prosperity of the State
of Panama, or of tho cities of Colon and
Panama. You will mako due report of
the result of your visit on your return.
Very truly yours.
To the Secretary of War.
Obaldia to Accompany Taft.
Senor Obaldia, Minister of Panama to
(he United Statet held a conference
with tho Secretary of State and Secre
tory of War subsequent to the receipt
of this letter, and the Secretary of War
Invited the Minister to accompany him
on his trip to Panama. It Is Impossible
to say exactly when the Secretary of
War can leave for Pnnama, but prob
ably on November 14.
Will Sail on Sumner.
While definite arrangements have not
yet been made for Secretary Taft's trip,
It Is his purpose to go to Panama on
the army transport Sumner from New
York. Secretary Taft Is authorized by
the President to take with him whom
ever he pleased in connection with tho
, Shown by Russia
Russian Officers Severely Criticised
by High Authorities in. St.
PARIS, Oct. 19. The Temps today gives
prominence to statements mado In a dis
patch from St. Petersburg, which, It
sayB, comes from a highly authoritative
source, severely criticising the Russian
generalship In the latest battle. A de
tailed explanation Is given of tho vari
ous reverses and the writer adds:
"At not a point were available Russian
forces concentrated for an effeotlvo of
fensive. Large numborB of mon and
cannon remained unutilised. Orders wcro
changed suddenly In contradiction and
confusing each other, testifying to gen
eral Incoherence. Gen. Stakolborg's
army, made up of tho best fighting ma
terial, was so detached from the main
body that tho important turning move
ment confldod to It was foredoomed to
The dispatch adds that tho informa
tion at Mukden indicates an early evacu
ation of that town.
WARDS OF THE NATION.
Besume of Year's Work Among the
LAKE MOHONK, N. Y., Oct. 19. At the
twenty-second annual Indian conferenco
hero today Gen. E. Whittlesey of the
Board of Indian Commissioners gave a
resumo of tho year's work among tho In
dians. He said: "Nearly 4500 leases of al
lotted land havo been mado within the
year, aggregating two million acres, at
rates varying from 3 cents to $3 an acre.
Under the law authorizing tho sale of In
herited landa, tho Indlun Is parting with
his estate at the rate of about S000 acres a
month. Over 1CC.000 acres were disposed
of In flftoen months ending la,st June at an
averago of nearly $17 per acre. The lands
are bought by speculators rather than by
those seeking homes. While tho prices se
cured are reasonable, the purohus; money,
by one wile or another. Is rapidly trans
ferred to the whlto man's pockets ;uid
more often than any other way by the.
route of dissipation
"The enrollment of Indians In all schools
has been brought up to 4S.-173, an Increase
Of 1007 pupils over last year. The average
attendance Is 1S.101, an Increase of 723
over last year. The tlvo civilized tribes
are not Included In the above figures."
Two Perish in House That Is De
stroyed by Flames.
SHELBY VILLE, III., Oct. 19. The Mld
dleswork children's homo was destroyed
'by fire today, and although tho llames
woro discovered whllo the children were
asleep, all but two were rescued.
PETERSON, ALFRED. 9 years old.
PETERSON, CHARLES, 11 years old.
There were thirty-one children sleonlng
In tho upper rooms of the homo, which
was a thrco-story frame and brick build
ing. Flames and smoke cut off escape by
the hallways and several children reached
the ground by leaping from tho upper
windows to the roof of an extonslon to
tho building. The Peterson children
wero overcome by the smoko in their
SNOW AND HAIL FALL.
Terrific Storm Sweeps Over Portion of
KANSAS CITY. Oct. 19. Snow and hall
fell today In Western Kansas, driven by
a strong north wind and tho temperature
dropped to 41 degrees abovo zero. A ter
rific storm swept over Dickinson county
and at Industry and near Nllos, In cen
tral Kansas, hall smashed windows and
ruined orchards and alfalfa.
Heavy Snowstorm in Colorado.
DENVER. ' Oct. 19. Snow fell to a
depth ranging from two Inches to a foot
In the Colorado and Wyoming mountain
regions during tho storm that has now
passed to the east. The weather Is clear
today and tho snow Is fast, disappearing
Gen. Huggles Is Dead.
WASHINGTON, Oct 19.Gon Georgo
D Rugglcs. rotlrcd. for years manager
of the Soldiers' homo In this city, died
work at hand, and while the personnel
of the party has not yet been arranged,
It Is thought It will be a large one.
Who Will Accompany Secretary.
Representing Panama will be Minister
Obaldia. Admiral John G. Walker will
go as a representative of the canal com
mlusion. Judge Charles Magoon, the
law officer of the commission and of the
bureau of Insular affairs, who has been
of much asnl&tanco In framing orders
and regulations for the canal strip, also
will be of the party.
House and Senate Committees Invited
The members of the Senate and House
committees dealing- with Isthmian af
fairs will be Invited, and as the entire
trip, It U expected, can be made Inside
of a month, and little legislation Is ex
pected within the first two weoks of the
approaching oerslon of Congress, it is
believed tho committeemen will find
time to make the" trip. One reason why
Secretary Taft desires the committees'
attendance is because he feels that as
they must legislate for the next ten
years concerning tho canal strip they
will be better qualified for this Im
portant work by a personal knowledge
of conditions on the Isthmus.
Rumors of Friction Denied.
There were rumors immediately on
the publication of the President's letter
to the effect that Secretary Taft's trip
was caused by friction between the
throe controlling elements In tho
isthmus, the Panama Government,
the American Minister and the canal
commission; but Secretary Taft explicit
ly denleo this.
VEIL HIDES I
MOVES IN EAST I
No Collision Monday I
or Tuesday. I
Japanese Offensive Has Ex- B
hausted Itself, Armies HI
No Official Confirmation Report That H
Kuropatkin Has Resumed M
Genuine Offensive. H
ST. PETERSBURG, Oct. 19. The M
flush of enthusiasm yesterday even-
ing over the capture of Lone Tree Tj
hill and Shakhe, the repulse of the at- T
tacks of the Japanese left ana the hard I
drubbing given Gen. Yamada, with the If
capture of fourteen additional guns, has I
given way this morning to a calmer and gj
more sober appraisement of these par- 1 I
tial successes. ft
Both Armies Exhausted- jp
There Is no official confirmation of the , jg
report that Gen. Kuropatkln has re-
sumed a genuine offensive. Rather the f
general Japanese offensive has ex- m
hau9ted Itself and that the position of ' f
the armies Is now a sort of deadlock. Jc
with the country rendered so sodden by jl
the heavy rain as to compel a tempo- a
rary suspension of general operations a
A complete veil hides the' movements
east, but both Kuropatkln's and Sakha- jl
roff's reports say there were no colli-
sions on that portion of the battleground if
Monday or Tuesday. jjj
Attempt to Retake Hill.
Field Marshal Oyama evidently con- Ji
slders that Lone Tree hill, from which is
Kuropatkin could pivot a turning move- I
ment against his left, to be of vital im- if
portance as both Sunday and Monday J
nights, the latter during a terrific storm. jl
made desperate efforts to recapture It. j
accompanying the assaults with demon- jjg
alratlve attacks against other point?. Ill
But all the efforts, failed. Neither Ku- j If
WpiftKfi'i ' nor"' Saklmroff," in "the- die- jjj
patches given out this morning, send de- j
tails of the defeat of Yamada's column I
and the capture of the Japanese guns, j
Pitiful Pictures Painted.
Pitiful pictures are painted by the war if
correspondents of the shelterless 1 11 (
bivouacking In the cold rain, the roads jM
converted Into quagmires and the m
streams flooded. u
The military critics are not yet satis- jg1
fled that Oyama Is ready to relinquish i
the offensive, expressing the opinion
that he may still try to break through fj
the Russian center In order to compel js
Kuropatkln to retire from the line of
the Hun river, unless, as they believe. rjjj
he has become convinced that the su- If
perlorlty of the Russian numbers and jl
reserves -makes his withdrawal to the m
line of the Taltse river advisable. I
Reserves Not Brought Tip. jjj
Gen. Gelsman asserts positively that ffi
up to yesterday Kuropatkln had not fj
brought anything like all the regiments Jj
of his reserves Into action, and the
number of fresh units behind which his im
battered troops could re-form accounts
for Kuropatkln's ability to resume the w
offensive. The line of battle thus far w
engaged, counting westward from the
east, Gen, Geisman eays, comprised 1
Gen. Bllderlngs Seventeenth European in
corps, parts of Gen. SobolefTs Sixth tj
East Siberian corps, portions of Gen. j
Slouchevsky's Tenth corps, Gen. Mey- 1 a
endorff's First European corps, and 0
Gen. Jiasalltch's Second Siberian corps
Tho extreme Russian left, which ea- jjj
sayetl a turning movement and was H
meeting with success, according to Rus- K
elan accounts, until the situation at the a
right center compelled its withdrawal. 1
consisted of Gen. IvanofT's Third corps
and Gen. Zaroubaloff's Fourth East Si-
berlan corps, the Third corps bearing S
the brunt of the assaults on the group 1
of passes of the Tumln range. There- B
fore, two compiete corps, Gen. Stakel- fi
berg's First corps and Gen. Dembow- I S
ski's Fifth Siberian corps, and part of n
five other corps are still unused. m
No Fighting Tuesday. 1
A dispatch fr3m a correspondent of H
the Associated Press at Mukden, filed nj.il 1
this morning, saying that there was no j j
fighting yesterday and no firing during j 4f
tho night, Indicates that tho Japanese II 3n
are retiring, as the light of fires was jjijj
seen against tho Jieavens, positively H m
showing that they were burning their If yU
stores. i Hi
Tho correspondent also reports that & UW
resumption of the battle Is probable as If!1
soon as the roads permit, the Russians HU'
being everywhere in close touch with jflj
the Japaneso. I jjijj!
Czar Not Despondent. JijSj
The Associated Press learns that the JjI
reports representing Emperor Nicholas Ijlfli
as being despondent and depressed arc Ijlfij
far from tho truth. Gen. Velltchko,
who saw him Monday night, declares KflKi'
that whllo the Emperor Is greatly flM
grieved at the terrible sacrifice of life. HhI
he Is as firmly resolved as ever that the llrllf
war must be prosecuted to a successful
conclusion, and that he Is by no means filSf
satisfied that Kuropatkln. in whom he
expressed the fullest confidence, would lllnl
not be able to turn the tables on Oyama HIS
before the present engagement is end- Ufa''
d. By Gen. Velltchko, who returns at m
once to the front, the Emperor sent a llfjf i
personal message to Kuropatkln, re- IliwI
newlng Ills expressions of faith and con- fjfffl
fldence and announcing his readiness to MIj
send such reinforcements of men and nfHa
guns as Kuropatkln might ask for. jtj
FOUGHT IN STORM.
Russians Secure New Position During ( ggl jl
Downpour of Rain. rail
WITH THE RUSSIAN QENTER frail
ARMY, Oct. IS, by courier to Aluiule