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VOL. LXXXI, NO. 137. established april is, 1871. SALT LAKE PITY, UTAH, MONDAY 'MORNING, ATOU8T 29, 1910. weather TODAY-siightiy cooler. 14 PAGES FIVE CENTS. !
I Fire, Having Its Origin in "Third Degree9'
B Concession, Communicates to Famous
B Bicycle Saucer Track md
B Main Building
B FIREMEN BATTLE AGAINST RAVAGING
B ELEMENT UNDER GREAT DIFFICULTY
Principal Structure of Resort Practically Total Loss;
One Hundred and Fifty Feet of Racing
11 ? 4-
I 4 a. m, Tho walls of tlio Salt Palaco aro now falling and the fa-
' X niouB building "built to advertise tho wonders of Utah is now prac- Ij!
jr tically a total loss.
X Panned by a heavy wind, tho flames are now leaping the fenco and X
j are threatening tho buildings of the Heath resort on the south. Occu-
X pants of houses in tho path of tho flames aro moving out, fearing that X
the flames, unchecked by the efforts of firomcn will roach their T
Ij- dwellings. -f
X . Up to this time the firo has totally dostroyed tho "Third Do- X
j greo" building, tho Salt Palaco proper, and 150 feet of the Salt Palace j-
X saucer track. X
; ; 1 ; ; ; n 1 ; : i : 1 : i : - 1 : -: -m-m : j : -h- :. ; .i-.;.T-
iFlrc that started at 2:30 o'clock this
(Monday) morning In tho "Third Dcgreo"
building at the Salt Palace threatened
the destruction of the entire Salt Palace
resort. Tho flames destroyed tho "Third
Dcgreo" building and quickly spread to
the Salt Palace blcyclo track adjoining.
One hundred and fifty feet of this track
was burned and tho Salt Palace roof
was scon a mass of flames. Tho entire
flro department was on tho scene and
all of the flremon wero working hard to
aavc the other buildings at the resort.
Tho flro was (Uncovered by R. C. Con
die, tho night watchman at tho resort.
Tho cntlro "Third Degrco" building was
the flames when he first saw the fire. He
telephoned to the police Elation immedi
ately and within a few minutes a general
firo alarm had been turned in. Numerous
flro companies were soon on the sceno
and several streams wore on the fire.
Tho firemen succeeded in checking the
flames on tho Salt Palace bicycle track
within a fow moments and at .'5:30 o'clock
the firemen wero lighting wllh the fire
which enveloped the roof of the famous
Salt Palace. In spite of tho desperate
baltlo of tho firemen tho Indications
we're that the Salt Palaco would be de
stroyed by the flames. A strong wind
waK fanning the, flames and the water
poured onto tho flames In great streams
. seemed only to provldo fuel for tho hun-
Wind Spreads Flames.
The wind blew the sparks all over the
resort and made the flro much more dif
ficult to fight. From tho "Third Degree"
tho sparks were blown to tho Salt Palace
saucer track, burning so much of It that
the blcyclo races scheduled for the re
mainder of tho season aro probably out
of tho question. "
From tho blcyclo track tho burning em
bers were blown to tho Salt Palaco roof.
At first it was thought that the famous
Kal Palace would bo saved through the
work of tho firemen, but the dry roof of
the palace furnished food for the llamcs
and they woro soon beyond tho control
of the flro fighters and tho indications
wero that the fire was beyond control.
Tho latest reports aro tho Salt Palace Is
Living In tho Salt Palaco wore Francis
Heath, hin wlfo and bIjc children, and
LIKELY THAT MINERS
' AND OWNERS WILL AGREE
PITTSBCJllG, Knn Aug. 2S. By a
vote of 13 to 5, tho conference commit
tee of the union miners in the southwest
,crn field today decided in favor of open
ing negotiations with the operators to
draft a contract upon the terms submlt
- tnd by tho latter. TJ10 minors will hold
a moating In Kansas City tomorrow
morning and lator In tho dav open nego
tiations with the operators.
According to the members of the con
ference, tho miners arc ready to accept
the proposition mitdc them bv the oper
ators. It Is said that the miners and
tab operators will draft a contract and
submit It to each sldo for a referendum
voto at tho end of this wcMc
; It Is said here that there Is little doubt
' that the rank and file of the miners will
approve a contract coninlnlng provisions
proposed by the operators, oxcopt that
they will not agree to an urbltiator whose
i tenure of office reaches beyond Hie life
"lK of the contract.
I MUSICAL PRODIGY IS
KILLED BY AUTOMOBILE j
OAKLAND . C.H.. Aug. 'JS. Cannon
Rodriguez, the 10-year-old musical
prodigy, was run down today bv an nu
itnmobf 0 and no badly Injured "that she
ilH whllu on her way to the hospital.
Tne f'.r1 AwaLS rWlnP a blcyclo ami the
automobile approached rrom behind.
Turning to avoid the machine, she rode
Jdlrectly In front of It. Shis wa hurled
many feet and her body wan mangled.
I' Murder and Suicido,
GREAT FALLS. TVIonl., Aug. 2s! Lv
ing dead In their home, several mile-;
north of Shelby, the bodies of I'. I.
JlHzclberg and his wife were found lodav
by neighbors, They hud evidently been
oad for several days. The bodies wero
lying side by side, and hand In hand,
with a bullet In the head of ech. Tho
position of the bodies and the surround
ings Indicated that the husband had first
6hoL the wife and then fixing his rlflo
with a ntlck and a piece of string, he
had laid down beside tho body, clasped
- : huswife's hnnd and fired a bullet through
B jii his'own head-
Sirs. Rockefeller and two children. They
woro awakened by the night watchman
and escaped from tho building before the
roof had started to burn. Tholr furnl
turo was moved out a3 soon as II was
found that the roof was on fire and most
of the contents of the building saved.
Tho Salt Palace proper and the Salt
Palaco saucer track aro owned by Fred
crick 13. Heath. Francis Heath is the
manngcr of the resort. Tho "Third De
grco" building was owned by Savage &
Co. There was no insurance on any of
A Famous Eesort.
Tho Salt Palaco resort occupies
property originally owned by Froderlck
13. Heath and J. R. Walker. The prop
erty was used chiefly as a market gar
den up until 1S99 when the resort was
first planned. Tho original plan of. the
resort was to provldo a place whore
Utah's resources might bo exhibited and
an exhibition place in which to adver
tise the state might bo established.
For this purpose a stock company was
formed In 1899. The ground waa donatod
rent freo for a number of years by Mr.
Heath and Mr. Walker. Tho company
: was formed and tho famous Salt Palace
was built. Prominent business men of
Salt Lake were leading stockholders o)
tho company. Tho walls of the building
wero constructed of salt, hauled from
Great Salt Lake and molded Into solid
blocks. For three years tho Salt Palace
was used as an exhibition building In
which exhibits of Utah resources wero on
display, and it was a famous favorite re
sort for tourists.
j Tho Salt Paluco saucer track was one
j of the first of Us kind in tho world. It
; was constructed In 1S99 by Capt. T. O.
Angell, builder of many famous trades.
After three years tho company which
originally planned and constructed the
resort failed and tho property was taken
over by Frederick B. Heath, and J. R.
Walker. Later Mr. Heath became the
sole ownor or tho Salt Palaco resort,
which has been ono of tho leading amuse
ment places of Salt Lako City.
At 4 o'clock this morning an alarm of
(Ire was turned In from Tenth South and
Second East streets, scarcely two blocks
from the Salt Palace. It was reported
that a residence tuid a hay 3tack wero on
CHANGES IN FORTS IN
ARIZONA AND NEW MEXICO
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28. Radical
changes In tho location of forts In Ari
zona and Now Mexico were -recommended
today In his annual report to tho war
department by Brlg.-Gen. Earl D. Thom
as, commander of tho department of the
Colorado. The abandonrnont of Fort
Apache, Arizona, is recommended. Al
though located In a well watered coun
try, with a climate "that Is not excelled
anywhere," General Thomas sava it la
very isolated, far removed from "anv set
tlements, and exceedingly difficult to
maintain, even in the best of soasons.
boeause of tho wagon haul of ninety
miles over horrible roads.
"If the suml-negloct of Fort JIuachuca
during the last fow years Is sfgnlilcaut
and If future abandonment is contem
plated," General Thomas continues. "I
recommend tho establishment of a new
post In this section of Arizona to accom
modate "at least one squadron of cav
alry." Suitable Bites, ho continues, aro to bo
found in tho vicinity of Douglas. Arlr..
Tho abandonment of Fort Wlngatc, In
Now Mexico, and the construction of a
regimental cavalry post, sufficient at
first to accommodate the headquarters
and two squadrons of cavalrv, neur Al
buquerque. uv.ru recommended.
Japaueso Consul Kecallcd.
MANILA, Aug. 'JS. -Japanese Consul
lwaya has returned to Tokio and it is
bolifved he will not return. Ho has ex
cited American resentment, It Is said, on
account of his association with certain
rudlcal Filipinos who aro opposed to
Americans. It is understood that it was
unofficially Intimatod to Toklo that his
successor would bo welcomed. Local of
ficials deny knowledge of such an Intimation.
Six Killed or Wounded.
LAWTON, Okla., Aug. -S. According
to a report received here, five men and
ono woman have either been killed or
Horiously wounded In a fight that took
place about sixteen miles from Waters.
A. IJusley. and two Rawlcs. brothers, aro
sjd .to havn been tho principals.
TEE SAD PARTING.
Says Factional Differences
Should Be Forgotten for Suc
cess of Party.
POINTS WITH PRIDE TO
RECORD OF LEGISLATION.
Defends Tariff and Other Meas
ures Passed by Congress at
NEW YORK, Aug. S. President
Taft's letter to W. B. McKlnloy. chair
man of the Republican congressional
committee, was made public tonight by
the New York headquarters of the com
mittee. Tho president. In the communi
cation, says that differences between Re
publicans should be forgotten In tho
congressional election and that "all Re
publicans who believe in the party prin
ciples as declared In its national platform
of 1908 should give tho candidates loyal
and effective support- If this is done,
there will be no doubt of a return of a
As to the tariff, the president says:
"It seems to me that all Republicans
conservative, progressive and radical
may well abiuo tho situation with re
spoct to the tariff, until evidence now
being accumulated shall justify changes
In the rates."
Mr, Taft's plan for revision by congress
of Individual schedules, after Investiga
tion hy the tariff commission, Is dlscussod
In this connection.
The president reviews the more Im
portant legislation enacted by congress,
in fulfillment of Its promises, and says;
"It Is of tho utmost importanco to mako
this a campaign of education as to facts
and clear away the clouds of misrepre
sentation that havo obscured the real
Bepublican or Democratic.
The letter follows, in part:
"Beverly. Mass., Aug. 20, 1910. My
Dear Mr. McKlnloy As tho chairman of
tho national Republican congressional
committee, you havo asked me to give
tho reasons which should lead voters in
the coming Novomber election to cast
their ballots for Republican candidates
for congress. I assume that when this
lotler Is given publicity the lines will be
drawn, the party candidates will havo
been selected, and tho question for de
cision will be whether wo shall have In
the house of representatives a Republican
or a Deinocratlc majority. The question,
then, will bo not what complexion of
Republicanism one prefers, but whether
It Is hetter for tho country to have tho
Republican party control the legislation
for the next two yours and further re
deem Its promises, or to cnablo a Demo
cratic majority in tho house cither to
Interpose a veto to Republican measures,
or to formulate and pass bills to carry
out Democratic principles.
"Prominence has been given during the
preliminary canvassos Ju8t ondod to the
differences between Republicans; but in
the election such differences should be
forgotten. Differences within the party
wero manifested in the two sessions of
tho present congress, and yet, never In
Itn history has tho Republican party
passed and become responsible for ns
much useful and progressive loglslatlon.
"So, while Issues will doubtless arise
botween members of a Republican ma
jority as to the details of further legisla
tion, tho party as a wholo will show Itself
in tho future, ns In tho paBt, practical
and patriotic In subordinating lndlvldunl
opinions In order to secure real progress.
Hence it Is important that after Repub
lican congressional candidates havo boon
duly and fairly chosen, nil Republicans
who believe in tho party principles, aa
declared In Its national platform of 1908.
should givo the candidates loyal anil ef
fective support. If this Is done, there
will be no doubt of a return of a Repub
Democratic Majority Monaco.
"The only other alternative lu a Demo
cratic majority. We may reasonably as
sume, howevor. that a Democratic ma
jority in tho hoviso would reject tho Re
publican doctrine of protection as an
nounced in 1908.
"What, therefore, hns n. Republican
who believes in protection, but objects
Continued on Page Two,
Republicans and Democrats
Fighting Vigorously for Vic
tory in State Elections.
ASPIRANTS FOR CONGRESS
PUT FORTH BEST EFFORTS
New Hampshire Will Have First
Experince With Primary
Plan of Nomination.
BOSTON, Aug. 28. The political at
tention of the country gradually is being
focused on New England, where, early
In Septembor, tho first measuring of
strength between tho Republican and
Democratic parties In the state elections
of 1910 arc to lake place. Vermont, on
September (5, and Idalnc, on September
12, will elect state officers and congress
men. On tho same day as the Vermont
election, New llampshlro will hold Its
first state-wide primaries and the first
under a direct primary law affecting an
entire slato to be held In tho east.
The terms of Senators Page of Ver
mont, Halo of Maine, Lodge of Massachu
setts, Aldrleh of Rhode Island and Bulk
ley of Connecticut expire March 4, 1911.
Mr. Hale and Mr. Aldrich have declined
re-election. New Hampshire does not
elect to the senate again until 1912.
Tho campaign In Vermont has pro
gressed quietly. The Republican leaders
arc devoting their efforts to securing
or exceeding a "normal" Republican plu
rality of 20,000, whllo tho Democrats are
endeavoring to reduce this margin.
The Republicans In Maine have nom
inated Governor Bert Fcrnald for a sec
ond term, whllo tho Democrats aro
waging a viglrous campaign, with Fred
erick W. Plalstcd, mayor of Augusta, as
their leader. Dividing local interests
with the governorship contest Is the con
gressional fight In the First, district,
where tho congressional parliamentarian,
Asher Hinds, Is socking tho seat on tho
floor o tho house formerly occupied by
Thomn3 B. Reed, who Introduced Hinds
Into Washington executlvo circles.
In nelthor Vermont nor Maine is any
outward issue drawn between so-called
"progressive" and "regular" Republicans.
The New "Hampshire primary canvass Is
being fought with us much vigor as a
state campaign, tho struggle for gover
nor being botween Bortram Kills of
Kceno and Robert P. Bass of Poterboro,
tho latter being supported by the so
called progressive wing of tho party.
Booker Washington in London.
LONDON, Aug. US. Bookor T. Wash
ington, tho negro educator, toured the
east end of London today to observe the
conditions existing among tho poorer
classes. Ho will visit Andrew Carnegie
at Sklbo before prococding to tho continent.
Index to Today's Tribune
.1- Editorial , .1 A
.. Mines G
j- President Tafl Issues campaign 4
4- letter 1 .j.
4 Colonel Roosevelt. rides cow- 4.
horses , 14-
j. Forest firoa under control 2 4
-I- Political situation In New Eng- -j.
-j. land 1
4- Treaty of ICorean annexation , 1
Insurgents in "Utah take hand 1
4- PonroBo on labor question ....14 4
Westminster church dedicated. .. .11
Laboring men to celebrate II
4 Fanning on prohibition 11 .t.
4. Big watermaln now proposed 11
4- World's records broken at benefit. 9 4
b Occidentals shut out Murray...... 9 4
4. Salt Lako meets usual defeat 9 .;.
4 Whlttler arid Mitchell arc re- 4.
4. Instated 9 4.
f .... ...
Rides Long Distance Across the
Plains of Wyoming, hut
ADMIRES PLUCK OF MEN
WHO MADE WEST REN.0WNED
Puncher Who Can Bulldog
Steer With Broken Wrist
Is Colonel's Idol.
CHEYENNE, Wyo., Aup. 28. On
tough wiry cow-ponies, Theodore Roose
velt rode thirty miles today across tho
plains of Wyoming. He wanted to jiet
back onco more anionc the cowboys in
their own country and miugle with thorn
as lie did iu tho old days, twenty-seven
years ago, when tho liiro of tho west
brought him out here, a young man,
from tho east. He rodo far out into tho
vast browif stretches of open county,
leaving tho citv nnd its crowds far
hohind. Ho viBitod tho sheep ranch of
Senator Warren, and rolurncd to Chey
enne tonifht, moro euthusiastic than
ever about tho wonders of tho west.
Colonel Roosevelt bcean today by go
ing to church. With Timothy F. Burke
of Cbcyonno, United States district at
torney, ho attendod tho First Congre
gational church. After tho service was
over tho people crowded around hint,
and he shook hands with everybody.
Then he hud lunch, and early tn the
afternoon put on his riding suit and
mounted his horse.
Tlioro was a wido difforoncc of opin
ion about town as to whether tho colonel
would bo good for tho wholo ride and
eomo bets wero mado that ho would not.
Ho hud a relay of thrco horsos, and he
rodo them like a cavalryman. When the
rido was over ho said ho had enjoyed
overy minute of it, and was not a bit
stiff of sore. His mounts were spirited
ones, which gavo him a littlo thouble,
but ho kept a tight grip on tho reins
and never lost control. Xdeutonaut
Thompkius of Fort D. A. Russell, R. S.
VanTasslo, who owns a ranch noar
Cheyenne and Nat Baker, a runchman
accompanied tho colonel.
Talks With Companions.
They cantored across tho plains, stop-
fiiug now and then whilo tho colonel
alked with soma, cow punchers, asking
them how thim's are nowadays in the
cattlo country. They rodo through soli
tudes with no human being in sight ox
copt tho merabors of their party, and
with the plains stretching out endless
ly on ovory side. As it began to grow
dusk they5 camo to tho ranch of Sena
tor Warren, whore tltoy stopped for
Senator Warren's ranch is sixteen
mile3 from Cheyonne. Tho senator has
30,000 acres of semi-arid land, sottio of
which ho dovotes to dry-fnrnnng. In
the middle of the ranch there is a lit
tle settlement of long, low buildings,
of which the rauch house, where Sen
ator Warren lives, part of tho time,
is tho chiof ono. Thcro aro sheds under
which tho cattlo aro driven in hard
Weather; corrals, a blacksmith shop, the
house of tho ma.iordomo and tho Bltacks
in which tho cowboys nnd range riders
sloop. Everybody in tho littlo villago
turned out to welcome Colonel Jtooao
vclt with a cowboy yell, and tho colonel
shook hands nil nromtd. The cowboys
and shoophcrdcrs woro dressed in their
Sunday bost Thoy wore silk shirts of
flaming colors with scarfs around their
necks and chaps' of rod or green or yel
low. Colonel Roosevelt spent two hours
there. Ho said that ho was well" able
to rido back to Choyonno on horseback,
but as it wo8 dark, ho docidod to make
the roturn trip by automobile,
"I jini really very much impressed
by what I havo seen hero." Colonel
Roosevelt said. "Tho froutier eclcbra-
Continued on Pago Two.
Parley P. Christenseu Issues
His Defi to the Federal
HE SPEAKS FOR
PROGRESSIVES IN G. 0. P.
In ah Open Letter, He An
nounces His Candidacy for
The federal bunch who carry out the
behest of the hierarchy in tho politics of
Utah have boon laboring under Uig delu
sion that this would he tho easiest year
politically for them that they have over
had, hence havo taken no steps looking
to tho holding of- a stnto convention,
have held no meeting of tho stato com
mittee, but taking a complacent view
of matters, confident that when thoy
did call a convention that tho rank and
file would readily ucquicsco in the
selections made by the bunch. This
bunch did not believe that Elder How
ell would havo any opportunity what
ever, bclioved that his cinch upon ihe
congressional nomination was absolute
ly a lead pipo ono. But the bunch has
mado a mistake; their conclusions have
been wrong. The insurgents have taken
a hand and a hot old time is promised
l3r the insurgents, the. progressives, the
voungor members of the church Repub
Speaks for Insurgents.
Comes now Parley V. Christonson in
an open letter in tho Park City Record,
who throws down the gauntlot upon the
part of the insurgents and openly defies
tho federal bunch. He declares that the
progressives are in tho fight to stay and
that tho intolerance and tyranny of the
bunch will no longer be submitted to.
In other words, that tho yom about the
nocks of tho insurgents, tho progress
ives, has boon brokon and from now and
henceforth there will bo no longer any
bowing to the action taken hy the
bunch but that it is a fight to the fin
ish. Kditor Raddon of the Park City
Record had, it appears, written a letter
to Mr. Christenseu desiring to know
whether or not ho would bo a candidate
for congress this year bnforo the church
Ropublican state convention. Mr. Chris
t onsen in reply declares his purpose to
entcrf tho congressional ruue. I lis dec
laration, which is printed in tho Record,
Mr. ChriBtensen's Letter.
Mr. S. 1.. Raddon, Editor Park Record,
Park City. Utah.
Dear Friend: Yes. I think I shall. I
have received a largo number of Inquiries
Klmllar to yours, but have waited, hop
ing that a satisfactory candidate woidd
appear against Mr. Howell. I would have
been glad to support some one else pos
sessing the political courage to mako the
race. No candidate, to date, has ap
peared, and If I understand nrlghl the
political situation, nono Is likely to ap
pear I shall, therefore, make the race
not entirely with the hope of being elect
ed, but rather as a political duty as a
protest against the present political re
gime, the absolute absence of political
Why, may I ask, has no candidate ap
peared? Is It because our present con
gressman hns made such a brilliant rec
ord? That he bus so Improved while In
congress that be has become Indcspensa
ablo? Those questions aro not for mo to
answer his record speaks for Itself.
Eopnblican Party Boss-Riddon.
Now, why this condition in Utah? What
Is the trouble politically? It Is simply
this, Tho Republican party In Utah Is
bo thoroughly boss-ridden that all the
vitality Is crushed out of Its adherents,
lie who hns Ideas of his own. who has
political Independence and integrity Is
not wanlod The young men of Utah in
tho Republican party are not privileged
to choose their own paths to political
preferment there Is, at present, but one
route, and that leads through the pri
vate office of the boss The test of
availability is, "Will ho take orders?"
Individual initiative Is despised rather
than encouraged. And all tho political
machincrv is operated to that end-
This Is the 25th of August. The slato
nominating convention will bo held In less
than thirty days. Before the stato con
vention we must have our county con
ventions and district primaries or cau
cusos. How much time remains for ihc
voters to choose among candidates be
fore tho primary or caucus which Is
really tho "unit of government" tho only
place undor our system where tho elec
tor has a voice In the selection of can
Tho state convention loss than thirty
days away and no candidates In tho field
save tho present Incumbents. "What a
pitiable condition! Other states have been
active for months. In all or them candi
dates arc before the people for their con
sideration. In many states, under direct
prlmarv laws by which the people ure
given perfect freedom and opportunity to
express their choice for exumplo, In Cali
fornia, Iowa, Nebraska, Kansas and Ore
gon, where primary elections have al
ready been held, or In olhors. ns Wash
ington, Wisconsin and Idaho, where the
primary contests arc at white heat. In
Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee and others con
vention nominations have boen mado; and
In every stato, savo Utah, candidates
aro actively before tho people, Inviting
I'onHlileration of their respective claims.
No Show for Rank and File.
But in this commonwealth poor old
boss-ridden Utah not even the Republi
can state committee has been called to
gether, bo far at least us the ordinary
overy-day elector knows. What Is the
meaning of this delay? It simply moans
that the bosses and the bosslcts do not
purpose to give thu great electorate of
tho stale any show, but will, as usual,
call a convention In a perfunctory sort
of way; direct the local bosslcts to call
primaries for holo-ln-lho-wall caucuses),
and this will be dono in tho most order
ly and quiet way for tho fear the people
may find It out and attend, which, of
course, would spell death to the gang.
This Is the Ideal way In which boss
power Is perpetuated. When an Idcpcn
dent citizen ventures out tho political
juggernaut (the steam roller) Is success
fullv applied, nnd thcro nro but fow who
repeat. The system has been so success
fully applied since the advent of Fussy
Jimmy that very few self-rcspcctlng citi
zens venture out.
"What'a tho Uso7"
Oh! for a roturn to tho good old politi
cal limes, from tho advent of tho parties'
organizations In Utah down to tho Og-
Coiitinued on Page Tcu '
Conditions by Which Japan
Annexes Korea and As- ;
sumes Full Control. "
TRADE AND COMMERCE TO I H
FOLLOW PRESENT METHOD ! H
Ten-Year Guarantee Given by ;
Mikado Respecting Import '
t 0Ki10'.. A"B- 28. Tho official-
T Promulgation of tho treaty of the I .1
r annexation of Korea bv Japan un- .ft
V tIcr, tl'c name of Cho' Hen was 'M
made at 9 o'clock this morning. At 4 ,
r the samo time a mas3 of documents - -M
T Providing for the future government i
of the new colony was made public
f-H-I-r-I-I-I-I-I-H-H !-4-H-;J--XHfc iH
WASHINGTON, Aug. 1S. The treaty
between Japan and ICorca. by which tho j" "M
"Hermit kingdom" Is annexed as a j
sovereign part of Japan, was made public ;
at tho stato department today in ac- i
cordance with an arrangement entered ' jH
Into with depnrtraent officials and Uaron - jH
Uchlda, tho Japanese embassador to tho lH
United States. In addition, to tho text .
of tho convention, a declaration of the .; lM
Japanese government concerning tno ef- '
feet of tho annexation upon powers en- ' !
Joying treaties with Japan Is mado pub- 1
Existing Korean schedules covering im-
ports from foreign countries, and rcgu- '
latlons governing coasting trade, will bo '
continued for ten years. Tho United
.States especially Is acquainted with tho
fact that tho copyright and patent laws 1
or Japan will bo extended to Korea. The vH
statement, together with Ihe treaty, fol- VH
"Tho Japanese government has made
tho following declaration In regard to the ,
annexation of Korea to the Japanese em- .
"Notwithstanding tho earnest and la- , 'H
borlous work of reform In the ndmluis- 'H
tratlon of Korea, in which the govern- iH
ments of Japan nnd Korea have been en- JJH
gaged for more than four years, since
the conclusion of tho agreement of lao.'i,
the existing system of government In fll
that country has not proved Ontlrelv 'H
cquul to tho duty of preserving public
order and tranquillity, and. in addition, !
the spirit of suspicion ami misgiving
dominates the wholo peninsula. ; 1
To Secure Peace.
, .''Jn order to maintain peace and sla- . .H
blllty In Korea, to promote the prosperity ! iflH
and welfare of the Koreans and at the ' .aH
sams time to ensure tho safety and re- i iH
pose of the foreign residents, It has been iH
made abundantly clear that fundamental
changes In the uctual regimen of gov- !
ernmeut arc absolutely essential. The
governments of Japan nnd Korea, being 'H
convinced of tho urgent necessity of in- ' .H
troduclng reforms responsive to the re- iBH
qulrcmcnts of the situation and of fur- 'H
nlshlng sufficient guarantee for the fu- tH
tii re. have, with the approval of his , ,H
majesty, the emperor of Japan, and his jH
majesty, the emperor of Korea, con- H
eluded through their respective plcntlpo- . 1
tentarlos a treaty providing for the com- '
plutc annexation of Korea to the emplro ; ll
of Japan. . H
"Hy virtue of that important act, which i
shall take effect on its promulgation on '
the twenty-ninth of August. I'JIO, tho Im- , !H
perlnl government of Japan undertakes ,H
the entire government and administration lH
of Korea ami thereby declares that mat- jH
tcrs relating to foreigners and foreign
trnde In Korea shall be conducted lu nc- . Ifl
cordance with the following rules; ! H
"1. Treaties hitherto concluded by : H
Korea with foreign 'powers censing to be ' jfl
operative, Japan's existing treaties will, '
so far as practicable, be applied to Korea. ' lfl
Foreigners rcsldont In Korea will, so far i H
as conditions permit, enjoy the snmu ', IH
rights and Immunities ns In Japan prop- B
cr. and tho protection of their legally ac- 1
quired rights subject In all cases to the ; jH
Jurisdiction of Japan. The Imperial gov- :
eminent of Japan Is ready to consent ' IH
that Jurisdiction in respect of cases ac- '
tually pending In any foreign consular 1 H
court In Korea at tho time of the treaty H
of annexation takes' effect shall remain rl
In such courts until final decision. jH
Ten-Year Olauso. fl
"2, Independently of any conventional
engagements formerly existing on the : 1
subject, tho Imperial government of Mfl
Japan will, for a period of ten years, levy jM
upon goods Imported Into Korea from H
foreign countries or oxported from Ko- , H
re a to foreign countries and upon foreign ,H
vessels entering any of the open ports of il
Korea, the samo Import, or export, duty 'll
and the samo tonnage duties as under tho :H
existing schedules. The same Import, or 'H
export, duties and tonnage duties as to -H
ho levied upon the aforesaid goods and H
vessels will also for a period of ten years liH
ho applied In respect of goods imported SH
Into Korea from Japan, or oxported from jvH
Korea to Japan, and Japanese vessels en- ?H
tcring any of the open ports of Korea.
"3. Tho imperial government of Japan 'H
also will permit for a period of ten yenrd H
vessels under tho Hug of countries hav- il
ing treaties wllh Japan to engage in the .H
coasting trade between the open ports of
Koioa and between theso ports and any IL'H
open ports of Japan. F fll
'M. The existing upon ports of Korea. 'H
with tho exception of Mnsnmpo, will bo ll
continued as open ports, and In addition Jl
ShinwIJu will he opened, so that vessels, ll
foreign as woll as Japanose. will there fH
he admitted and goods may be Imported 'H
into and exported from those porta." iH
Tho treaty of annexation follows;
Text of Treaty. iH
"Article l. nis majesty, Hie emperor PH
of Korea, makos the complete 'and per- llH
rnnnent cession to his majesty the cm- ifjH
pcror of Japan of all rights of sovereignty lH
over the whole of Korea. H
"Article 2. Ills majesty, the emperor IH
of Japan, accepts the cession mentioned IH
In the preceding article and consents to H
the comploto annexation of Korea to tho fH
empire of Japan.
"Arliclo :!. Ills majesty, the cmparor jH
of Japan, will accord to their mnjouties, SH
the emperor and cx-omperor and his Im- lH
uerlnl highness, the crown prlncu of Ko- H
rea. nnd tholr consorts and heirs, such H
titles, dignity and honor as aro appro- H
prlaln to their respective ranks, and suf- H
Ilclenl annual grants will be made for tho H
maintenance of such titles, dignity ,ana H
"Article I. His majesty, tho emperor JH
of Japan, wll also accord appropriate hon- H
or and treatment to tho members of tho jJjH
lmporlal house of Korea and their heirs H
other than thoso mentioned in the pre- H
ceding articles and the funds necessary H
for tho maintenance of such honor and H
treatment will bu granted. H
"Artlclo C. His majesty, tho emperor M
of Japan, will confer peerage and mono- QH
tary grants upon those Korenns who on
account of meritorious services aro re- iH
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