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Filipino Insurrectionist Is Captured by
Constabulary and Sentenced
to a Term at Guam.
MANILA. May 29. — Ricarte, the for
mer Filipino leader, has been captured
by constabulary and sent to Guam In
exile. He was the % instigator of an
uprising at .Vigan in February last, .
BICARTE, THE REBEL
LEADER, IS BAXLSHED
correspondent at^ Chumbi; India, says
the British expedition oh May 26, ; after
a fight of eleven hours,, expelled the
Tibetans from '> the .village . of Palla,
close to the British camp at Gyangtse.
A British lieutenant and three natives
were' killed , and three officers ¦ and nine
men were, wounded." . ; '
. The ; Tibetans suffered heavily - and
thirty-seven of them were taken prison
ers.' ¦ ' . ', . .'.' : ' ' "" "¦¦} ' ¦* ":;
Palla is a walled stronghold, from
which the Tibetans started building
works with a view to outflanking the
Younghusband's Force Defeats Na
• tives, Who Had Isolated the ¦
Gyangtse Camp. -
LONDON. May SO.— The Daily, Mail's
BRITISH ROUT TIBETANS ,^ ;
, AFTER STUBBORN FIGHT
Boiler- Makers Beaten at Xisht.
SAN BERNARDINO, May 29.— The
'strike situation is growing ; less mo
notonous in .this .city. Following, an
unsuccessful of^the .strikers
to, induce the merchants^ to stop sell
ing , goods ,; to - strike ' breakers. , two
boiler-makers, from' the stockade were
set ; upon j and -'beaten : by fifteen": men
this morning shortly after midnight.
ty is expected to do the same. In Los
Angeles County both sides will en
deavor to secure the declaration of the
convention, but it is probable that no
instructions will be Issued here.'
San: Bernardino County is now be
ing' canvassed by agents of both as
pirants to the Senatorship, but with
what result Is not known. At present
It appears that Southern California as
a whole will not present a solid front
with reference to the Senatorship. and
the choice "may therefore depend upon
the action of legislators chosen from
districts in the central' and northern
portions of the StaU,
Steamship Itoselll Founders and All
Efforts to Float Her
KINGSTON, Jamaica, May 29. — The
British steamer Roselll, having on
board forty-five laborers from the
United Fruit Company's plantation,
went ashore off Port Royal last night
•while on her way to Bocas del Toro.
Costa Rica, and up to the present time
all efforts to float her have proved
futile. - The vessel lies in an exposed
ENGLISH VESSEL GOES
ASHORE AT PORT ROTAI,
It Is said that this course will be
taken should France decline to exer
cise the pressure which Secretary Hay
believes she should and ' if the nego
tiations for the release of the captives
fail. *i ' ':¦'
- The Washington officials are. con
vinced that it would be useless and
foolish to try to capture the bandits
with anything but mounted troops fa
miliar with mounaln conditions, and
if an American force is sent to Morocco
to' attempt to rescue Perdicaris and
his stepson and to • punish the brigands
it will be a detachment of cavalry.
Should. American interest in Tangier
be imperiled In any way as a result of
complications growing out of the cap
ture of Perdicarls, it; may become nec
essary to land marines from the Amer
ican . man' of war no # w on the way
thither. This contingency, however,
has " not been seriously considered by
the' administration. ->as ; there has been
no evidence • that such a step will be
WASHINGTON. May 29.— High ad
ministration officials are considering
the question of sending a force of cav
alry across the Atlantic to co-operate
with the Moorish Sultan's troops In
hunting down the bandits who kid
naped Perdicarls, an American sub
ject, and his British stepson, Varley.
Special Dispatch to The Call
Young Zuber had read of the feats
of Steve Brodie and was ambitious to
win fame as a high diver. He selected
the highest point from which to make
the leap and his body shot into the
water with a great splash.
In addition to the bruises he sus
tained about the face and body, he
Is suffering from < concussion of the
brain and the attending. physician en
tertains slight hopes for his recovery.
DUBUQUE, May 29.— Charles Zu
ber, aged 19 years, in a feat of daring
Jumped from the highest point on
Eagle Point bridge, connecting Iowa
and Wisconsin, into the Mississippi
River to-day, and is hovering between
lire and death.
Iowa Lad Jumps From a High Bridge
and Is Severely ' '¦'¦'
TRIES A STEVE BRODIE
FEAT AXD MAY DIE
CALL BUREAU. HOTEL BARTOX.
WASHINGTON. May 29.— If the last
two months of .the fiscal year 1904
keep up the pace set by the first ten
months, all records for exports oC man
ufactures^ from the United States to
foreign countries will be broken.
| The export figures for the first ten
months of the fiscal year 1904. as pre
sented by the Bureau of Commerce
and Labor, exceed, those of any year
In the history of the nation. The man
ufactured exports in the full fiscal
year 1900 totaled $433,351,736. Should
the present excess of 1904 over 1900
continue during the remaining two
months of the year. It would brins the
grand total of the exports of the man
ufacturers up to $430,000,000.
The total value of manufacturers'
exports reported in ten months ending
with April 1904, was $371,712,301. against
$352,571,206 In the same period of the
fiscal vear 1900. _
Imports of manufacturers' raw ma
terial also made a very satisfactory
showing, the grand total being in the
ten months ending with April. 1904,
$267,334,221. against $275,641,687 In the
ten months of last year.
Epectal Dispatch to The Call.
'Blackmailers Wreck Houses of Italian
Merchants and Families Have
NEW YORK, May 29.— Having: re
fused to pay $500 demanded by a band
of blackmailing bandits, two prosper
ous Italian business men, Antony Bar
tollotto and Andrew de Fiore, with
members of their families narrowly
escaped death to-day. The house In
which they lived, as well as that in
•which was located their store, was de
molished by dynamite. Although a
• bomb of the most Improved pattern
xrss used, it is believed by the police
that a premature explosion saved the
lives of those threatened. Four other
fully loaded 1 but unexploded bombs
¦weie found In the street near by.
DYNAMITE USED WHEN
TRIBUTE IS DENTED
LOS ANGELES, May 29.— Henry T.
Oxnard's announcement that his name
will be presented to the next Legisla
ture for the United States Senatorship
has not come as a surprise. It was
not needed to inform the public of
Oxnard's aspirations. In fact, in var
ious counties in this section of the
State his campaign had been launched
months ago and workers in his Interest
have been sounding prospective candi
dates of the Legislature. This work
has been guardedly done, however,
and the Oxnard workers have been
careful not to take any action which
would in any manner compromise their
candidate or make It impossible for
him to withdraw if so desired. What
encouragement these workers have re
ceived cannot . now be stated, but it
has been " sufficient to precipitate the
announcement which Mr. Oxnard made
yesterday. From now on there will be
no doubt as to his position, and he will
make an open fight 1 throughout South
ern California, 'in which he has enlist
ed the services of some of the most
astute politicians in this section.
When asked for a further expression
upon the subject, Mr. Oxnard said that
his official announcement incorporated
all that he had to "say at present. He
added that he ' believes the people
know his views upon the great ques
tions which are now before the public
and which have to do with such offices
as that to which he aspires. His an
nouncement carries with it the state
ment, that he will use all honorable
means to secure the support of a ma
jority In the Legislature, but the work
in that; direction will be done more by
his friends - than by any active can
vas made by himself.
Despite his seeming reluctance to en
ter. an open : fight for the office which
he has held, the name of Senator* Bard
will also be presented to the Legisla
ture. There will be a spirited contest
over, the matter In Ventura County, the
home of .; Bard, where ¦'. Oxnard ' has his
most;' important -California Interests.
Riverside County has declared une
quivocally for t Bard and- Orange Coun-
Special Dispatch to The Call.
for Capture of;
Year's Exports Will
Bard's Name Will
Go to the Leg*
'.'Tammany, \being- bound *by t the" unit
rule, will* vo^e , for -Judge- Parker in St.
Louis, but not until after it has warned
the"; convention that -.its delegates are
acting? against their <own - Judgment
and that Judge Parker, being [ the can
didate of ' the Republican ' counties -of
New .York State, is not* the ;cholce of
the ¦ Democrats ;of the : State and : will
be ; a ; weak man in the * great . ".Demo
crat >. strongholds' below Harlem ; Riv
er.*; •..•.";.¦ . . ¦ • -j-.i
. Meanwhile the secret of Murphy's
hurried trip to New York Friday has
become known. From unquestioned
sources comes a report that one of the
representatives of a great corporation
upon which Murphy has been relying
for, support sent word to him on
Wednesday that,; in his opinion, the
time had arrived for Murphy to cease
his war upon Parker's candidacy, and
that unless the opposition of .Tammany
was checked Murphy "might lose the
leadership.". Murphy lost no time in
going to New. York, where he pleaded
in vain : for a free hand, pointing out
that : the . nomination of Parker meant
the "disruption of Tammany- and the
end of his own career.
Convinced * that his former 'ally , ? "was
not to be moved, he returned here, and
made ¦¦ public part of a, letter, charging
August, Belmont with -using the lobby
of 'a railroad company in the South to
force several States to instruct 'the
delegates to the National , Convention
for Parker. A ' „
Murphy '¦¦ caused the following. state
ment'of his ¦attitude , to be given, out
to-night by one of his trusted ¦ lieuten
ants: "¦ " ;:' • .i ., ' ">¦.¦.¦.' ''.'.:¦•¦. ,"vV."' >*._ ¦'¦
Murphy spent considerable time to
day with Charles V. Fornes, president
of the . board ' of aldermen, who would
in the event of Mayor McClellan's
nomination become Mayor of New
York. That he succeeded in obtaining
sufficient pledges from Fornes to\go
ahead with his plans is evident.
ATLANTIC CITY, May 29.— Beset on
every hand by dangers which threaten
seriously his prestige with a crew he
does not trust, and with the roar of
the breakers which threaten to dis
rupt his organization and end his ca
reer as leader of Tammany Hall
growing louder day . by day, Charles
F. Murphy is determined to stake all
upon a last stand for Mayor McClel
lan as his candidate for the Presiden
tial nomination. ...
Will Risk Leadership of Tammany to
MURPHY STAKES AIAj.
PROMINENT CALIFORNIA!* "WHO
PEEKS UNITED STATES SENA
The combined capital of all the com
panies under negotiation is more than
J300.000.000 and the copper output an
nually is more than 400.000,000 pounds.
This is out of a round total of 700,000,000
Conferences on the project are being
held daily and hard work is being done
day and night to harmonize conflicting
interests, daily" reports being made to
26 Broadway, the headquarters of the
Standard Oil-Amalgamated clique.
The deal does not include the Calu
rr.ri and Hecla companies, but Includes
all the other principal lake properties.
An alliance between the Amalga
mated, Senator Clark and the Phelps,
Dodge & Co. interests In Arizona is al
ready t>ractically assured. A $16,000,000
company will buy out Heinze, a $50,000,
000 company the lake jiroperties and a
third company of $40,000,000 will take
the Southwestern interests. The Amal
gamated will then increase its capital
to $200,000,000 to take over the subsidi
BOSTON. May 29. — Negotiations are
under way here, with Thomas W. Law
son and other copper magnates as the
intermediaries, for a gigantic combina
tion of the leading copper properties of
America, as a greater amalgamated
The deal is to include all of the Amal
gamated Copper properties, the United
Copper Company, all of the leading
Utah properties, including the Utah
Consolidated, the Bingham and the
\ United States Mining; the Green Con
solidated, the Shannar, the United
Verde, the Old Dominion and the
Phelps, Dodge & Co. properties of Ari
zona, with other big scattered mines in
California, Washington and British Co
EpecUl Di5j»tch to The Call.
NEW YORK, Hay 30.— Seven freight
and coal piers of the Delaware, Lack
awanna and Western Railroad in Jer
sey City were destroyed to-day by a
fire that started on the barge 'Allen C.
Churchill, which lay alongside Pier No.
12, on which a lot of barrels of oil were
stored. The lose is estimated at $1,000,
000. The flames spread rapidly. Pier
No. 12 was 800 feet long and was soon
ablaze its entire length, and the fire
men who were trying to fight the fire
from the shore were able to accomplish
but little. The flames swept across to
Pier No. 11 and beyond, being finally
checked at Pier No. 5, which is a new
coal trestle, steel framed and iron clad.
•Here the firemen and fireboats made a
desperate stand and stayed the ad
vance of the fire until the burning
piers crumbled and fell into the water.
Although there was little wind, sparks
fell all along the water front for near
ly a mile, endangering the Lackawan
na station and even the Hamburg-
American and Bremen Line piers,
where the firemen were kept busy
playing streams of water upon build
ings and over ships at their docks.
A number of canal boats and several
tugs were burned, the loss of small
boats being variously estimated at
from thirty, to 200. The number of
freight cars is not known, but the loss
on this class of rolling stock will be
heavy. The Lackawanna road moved
its passenger coaches out to the Mead
ows and one- train of freight cars was
moved out and saved.
Piers 11 and 12 were full of general
merchandies: Piers 7, 8, 9 and 10 were
used for coal and Pier No. 6 was a
grain-loading pier. No person was se
Vice President Lewis of the Lack
awanna placed the total loss by the
fire at $5,000,000, based on the original
cost of the piers burned, on the freight
stored upon them, and, to some extent,
on the resultant* business loss. This
estimate also includes the burning of
the canal boats and barges. The Lack
awanna Company carries its . own in
'Conferences Are Being Held Daily in
Boston to Harmonize Con
Blazs Starts on a Barge and Sweeps
Freight Laden Docks of Delaware
and Lackawanna line.
Vain Efforts Are Made to
Check the Ravgging
One Management to Control
Two-Thirds ol United
PHILADELPHIA, May^D.— In an in
terview given to a North American re
porter to-day, Grover Cleveland said:
"I have believed for some time, and I
believe now, that Judge Parker »will be
the nominee of the National Demd
cratic Convention for the Presidential
office. This expression of I my, opinion
is not new. I do not mean to! yield ; iriy
oilginal Judgment, which* waaUhat Mr.
Olney ; t or,r3\x(\j^ s .^.Gi~i.y\ v "llsht have
proved ,'ttiq ;strorigest^~CAn*dIdate7''Cir
cumstances and the state of public sen
sentiment were such, \ however, i that
months ago it became apparent that
Judge Parker was' the man upon whom,
the conservative element, of the party
could and should concentrate.
ther circumstances nor the state of
public sentiment has changed and
Judge Parker remains now, as he has
been for some months, the logical can
didate of his party.
"Some months ago conservative
leaders of the Democracy began to ex
porience alarm over the strength that
Hearst was seemingly developing. I
took no stock in the Hearst candidacy
myself, but realizing the necessity for
checking a movement which might
grow formidable, I occupied ground in
commonwith a number of others] and
gave out a statement favoring Judge
Parker' for the nomination. I pretend
to no right in the direction of party af
fairs, nor even the right to advise the
party upon men or measures, but in
order to stifle the Hearst movement I
gave up thought of either Olney or
Gray, and I knew Parker to be a flrst
class, honest, safe and manly man.
He is very able— fit in every way to
lead the new Democracy."
Former President Is Confident the
New Yorker Will Be Choice
Special Dispatch to The Call.
: . Merger.
The battleship Orel has been re
floated. The dynamos, the only part
PARIS, May 30.— The Echo de Paris'
St. Petersburg correspondent learns
that the Baltic fleet wil leave in two
detachments. The first,- consisting of
four battleships. Is due • to start on
TOKIO, May 29. — General Oku, com
manding the Japanese army now in
vesting Port Arthur, has issued a
proclamation to the people- of the
Liaotung Peninsula, setting- forth that
Japan was forced to appeal to arms on
account of the unlawful aggressions
of Russia in China and Korea. The
proclamation declares that the Japan
ese army is fighting for the cause of
justice and pledges protection to per
sons and property and non-interference
with orderly citizens.
It promises ample remuneration for
all houses and food supplies requisi
tioned and warns the people to refrain
from assisting the Russians, under
penalty of severe punishment.
BALTIC SHIPS TO SAIL.
The Standard's Tientsin correspond
ent telegraphs that Uchida, the Japan
ese Minister at Peking, has demanded
an immediate reply to the inquiry pre
viously sent to the Wai Wu Pu as to
whether China Is prepared to hold and
administer the territory the Japanese
have conquered,' adding that otherwise
Japan must appeal to other powers to
undertake the responsibility at the ex
pense of China.
The Telegraph has a dispatch from
Shanghai saying that it is reported
there that Minister Uchida has notified
the Chinese Government at Peking
that Port Arthur will soon be captured
and has asked whether China is ready
to resume possession of the district, or
if Japan shall hold it.
OKU ISSUES PROCLAMATION.
The Standard's Chefu correspondent
says that a Russian gunboat, believed
to be the Bobr, which was in action at
Talienwan on Thursday, has arrived
from Port Arthur. She was chased by
the Japanese, but was able to take
some refugees from Dalny. She was
not followed into the port on account
of the mines.
CHINA MUST TAKE A HAND.
A Japanese refugee from Port Arthur
is now at Chefu chartering steamships
to convoy supplies to Port Arthur when
LONDON. May 30.— The Times corre
spondent at Weihaiwei learns from a
fugitive Russian that General Stoessel's
orders are to dispute every inch of the
country between Kinchou and Port Ar
thur, because it is believed that th£
main advance on Mukden can be de
layed until Port Arthur falls. Every
day is important to Kuropatkin.
Stoessel, on receiving these "orders, hur
riedly prepared a succession of posi
The United States gunboat Frolic now
here will go to Newchwang in case that
town is evacuated by the Russians.
\ HAS ORDERS TO FIGHT.
Dalny has been practically evacuat
ed, according to the statements of
Sikh and Russian f efugees arriving
here to-day by junk. All valuables,
ammunition and most of the troops
have been taken to Port Arthur. The
only civilians remaining are the elec
trical engineers in charge of the mines
laid in the harbor and those set to de
stroy docks and piers.
One large Russian warship, probably
the armored cruiser Bayan. and three
tcrpedo boats reached Talienv.an Bay
on Tuesday last, the 24th inst., from
Port Arthur, and it was doubtless this
vessel which attacked the Japanese left
wing during the battle at Kinchou on
the 26th Inst.
The junks just arrived here on their
way down passed fourteen Japanese
war vessels nine miles outside of Dalny,
so the Bayan probably will be cap
ST. PETERSBURG. May 29.—Gen
eral Kuropatkin Is moving southward
with an army to attack General Oku
from the rear on Liaotung Peninsula.
One section of the Russian force will
diverge toward Fengwangcheng to
hold back General Kuroki. The ad
vance guard of Kuropatkin's army is
believed to have reached a point only
thirty-seven miles from Kinchou. Its
sudden appearance will place Oku's
victorious army in a critical position.
CHEFU. May 29.— A Chinese who ar
rived from Dalnv to-day, having left
there on Saturday, says that a Japan
ese scouting party was seen by villag
ers in the vicinity of Dalny and that a
battle took place on Friday at Ying
chongtBe, a point on the railroad about
ten miles northwest of Dalny.
Chinese from Dalny say that the
Russians had twenty-six naval guns
at Nanshan and also that manv gun3
from the Port Arthur fleet had beta
placed in the land batteries* .. .
DALNY IS EVACUATED.
Special Dispatch to The Call.
Fire Causes Havoc
to Jersey City
Guns Lost at
in a Critical
Conservatives Must Com
bine to Stifle Hearst
Movement. ! -
Says Jurist Should
KUROPATKIN IS HURRYING
SOUTHWARD WITH AN ARMY
TO RELIEVE PORT ARTHUR
FRIENDS OF OXNARD PROMISE
A LIVELY CAMPAIGN IN THE
FIGHT FOR SENATORSHIP
LONDON, May 20. — The Tientsin correspondent of the Express says that Paul Lesser, the Russian Minister, informed Prince Ching that Russia would finally evacuate Newchwang provided China granted a concession for a rail
xvay from Kalgan across Chinese Mongolia to Kiakhta, eighty miles from Lake Baikal, or that Russia would evacuate Manchuria outright if China would lease the Hi territory to Russia. Hi — or, as it is more commonly called,
Kooldja — is a district of Chinese Turkestan, forming a part of Sungari. Russia claimed it as a>province from 1870 to 1881 and still retains a portion of the territory. The district contains 23,000 square miles.
RUSSIA IS NEGOTIATING WITH CHINA TO YIELD MANCHURIA
Forecast mad* at San Traa
elsco Sox thirty houm **Air>f
nloaltfrt. May 30i
Baa rraadtoe aad rlclalty —
Cloudy Mondayi tttfbt west
wind. O. S. WXXAftOV,
Alcazar — "Toll Gate Tun." Ma ti
California — "Janice Meredith."
Central — "A Celebrated Case."
Matinee To-Day. ¦ --¦'
Columbia — "The Little Xlnlt
rischer'*— "XJ. 8." Matinee To-
Orand — "GUmonda." Matinee.
Orphetun — Vaudeville. Matinee.
Tlvoll— "The Toy Maker." Mati
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VOLUME XCV— NO. 182.
SAN FRANCISCO/, MONDAY, MAY ,30, 1904.
The San Francisco Call