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25 CTS. A MOfITH
VOL. 1. No. 20
JAPAN DECLINES TO ACCEPT
THE RUSSIAN PROPOSALS
LONDON, Jan. 12.—The Japanese am
bamador this afternoon made the follow
ing official statement:
"Russia, in her last reply, suggested the
neutralisation of a part of Korea, while
reoogniitng Jfantw predominance and
rights in that country. Japan is unable
to accept this and is now preparing a
reply setting out suggestions, [f Japan
secures what she wants in Korea, negotia
tions regarding Manchuria will take on a
more friendly tone and the crisis will be
considered passed. At present it is impos
sible to say if war will result."
PARIS, Jan. 12.—A dispatch from St.
Petersburg states that it is reported in
diplomatic circles thai Japan has accepted
the last Russian counter proposition. This
decision was. reached after a lengthy con
ference between Foreign Minister Lains
dorff and Japanese Minister Kurinn.
PARIS, Jan. 12.—The foreign'office per
sists in stntinic it si belief that peace will l>e
maintained in the Far East. Officials is*y
TO ST. LOUIS
ST. LOUIS, Jan. 12.—A feature of Col
orado's game exhibit at the World's fair
will be a live animal display. The ex
hibit will include every specie* of wild
quadruped found in the state. James S.
Bush, a veteran hunter, is the lield col
lector for this exhibit and he has gathered
a sufficient number of animals to make
a respectable-looking "zoo." Most of the
collection is at City park, Denver, anil
consists of two cinnamon bears, one black
bear, one black bear cub, one brown bear
cup, two mule deer, one white tail deer,
one mountain sheep, three antelope, two
racoons, two badgers, two lynxes, two gray
wolves, three coyotes and one bald eagle.
At Elitehe'e gardens are a mountain lion,
two golden eagles and two swifts. Nu
merous stuffed animal specimens will alto
be shown in Colorado's game exhibit.
MARK HANNA IS
COLUMBUS, 0., Jan. 12.—Mark Hanna
was nominated for United States senator
in the house tliis morning.
COLUMBUS 0., Jan. 12.—The senate
also nominated Hanna. The joint session
tomorrow will formally declare him elect
ed to succeed himself.
WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan,' ,12.—The
Machen jary was secured this,, forenoon.
The prosecution began an opening address.
Perry Heath was present and bowed to
numerous acquaintances, but made no si&n
of recognition of Machen.
LONDON, Jan. 12.—Dispatches from
Somaliland state that 3,20U British and na
tive troops defeated 5,000 Dervishes in ihe
Mad Mullahs service. The Dervishes
killed are estimated at 1,000. Many pris
oners and 400 lilies were taken by the Brit
ish. The latter lost two officers killed
and nine officer! wounded; also five pri
vates wounded. Of the native troops as
sisting the British seven were killed md
HAD A FILE
CHICAGO, Jan. 13—No additional
hirora have been secured in the cane oi
the <ar barn bandit*. Mania Dunn, van
Pine's gweetheart, was searched this morn
inK and a lilc "as lound in her possession.
The court ordered that she be debarred
from attending the trial or seeing \an
Dine again. ,
Mrs. M. Schroeder was excludad from
visiting the bandits ill jail. The police say
hlie is enamored oi Niedemeyer.
Deputy Shipping Commissioner _ Swift
signed the crew of th>- ■Mamship Tacoma
The James Dollar diacbfUiad freight at
the Commcnial dock this morning and
I,!I for Seattle.
The report of the United States ship
ping commissioner for the past year has
been made out by Deputy Shipping Com
missioner Swift and in as follows: Amount
paid to seamen, 105,540; number of seamen
shipped and reshipped, 1,405; seamen dm
The Tacoma Times.
that the news today indicates that war
has been definitely averted.
WASHINGTON, D. C. Jan. 12.—The
following bulletin was posted at the state
"The Russian ambassador called yester
day upon the secretary of state and con
veyed the assurance of his government that
Russia will place no obstacles in the way
of the full enjoyment by powers having
treaties with China, of all" rights and privi
leges guaranteed by such treaties in Man
ONE MILE LONE
: VANCOUVER, B. C, Jan. 12.-On Fri
day at 4 p. m. an explosion occurred in the
Mjc;Jiae], B. C., Crows Nest Pass mine
No. 3, killing seven miners I.' .;
Several miners who attempted to recover
bodies were knocked out by fife, damp The
cause of the explosion is unknown.
The funerals took place Sundayji with
mourners in line for one mile, in spite of
the storm and two feet, pf snow,'
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charged, 1,148. The Amount of money
given as paid out to veaiuen represents
drily the amount passing through the ship
ping commissioner's office and the wages
earned by them is another item. The lex
port shows a considerable increase over
the year 1902.
The Oanfa shifted from the Malfour dock
to the bunkers this afternoon.
Ihe collier Leelanaw arrived in last
night and is loading coal at the electric
bunkers for San Francisco.
The rumor that agents of Dodwell & Co.
were going to make Kverett a regular poit
of call for the China Mutual company's
ships proves to be without foundation.
A representative of the company, speaking
of the matter, said that all they had
done was to make an inquiry in regard
to the wharfage facilities of Everett w>
that in case they had enough freight to
make it an object to load or discharge
cargo there they could do so.
Heavy snows have delayed the coal
trains so that the collier Mackinaw was
unable to get out last night. She will
leave this evening.
The steamship Oregonian, of th"c Ameri
can-Hawaiian line, arrived in Seattle yes
terday and will here tomorrow.
A Chinese seaman slowly driving oakum
into the cracks of a rougly built bot on
board the Ching Wo today told of other
deaths among her passengers. Two more
have died, one yesterday afternoon ami
another last night. Dropsy was the cause
of one death and, as one of the officers
expressed it, the other Chink "just
pegged." He was an old man and all he
wanted was to get back to his homeland.
The Ching Wo, owing to lelay in get
ting cargo, did not get away this morning,
and probably will not get out before to
The ship's cargo from the Tacoma flour
ing mill will be about 4,000 tons, con
signed to Chinese firms.
Tacoma baseball enthusiasts are feeling
good these days. At the annual meeting
of the Pacific Coast league in San Fran
cisco, the early part of January, Tacoma
was admitted into their circuit. Yester
day the old Eleventh street grounds, from
which have been heard the voices of root
ers for. many seasons, were leased again
for a ball park. The grounds will not be
as large as in former years, since the
city has ordered the street which passe*
through them to be opened, but the park
will even then be of sufficient size, as it
contains one block. The old bleachers will
be torn down, and new double-deckers will
take their plate. The club will be financed
by Tacoma people.
MAY LOCASE HERE
There is a possibility that President
Lucas of the Pacific National league may
move his headquarters to Tacoma. The
Spokane fans have heard the rumor and
arc throwing several kinds of tits, for fear
there may be some grounds for the re
port. The fact of the matter is, President
Lucas is very seriously considering the
move because he wants to be located near
the center of the baseball activities and
not away off to one side.
Captain Jenkisa and the- officers of 'he
ship Crown of Scotland, loading at the Old
Tacoma mill, gave a party to their young
friendl Sunday ni^lit on shipboard. Music
and games were the features of the eve
ning. Those present were: Mis.s Rggers,
the Misses Dahl, Miss Foss and Misi Oh
ver, Mr. Arthur Foss, Mr. Smith and Mr.
Wells of Seattle. At a late hour Cap*oin
Foss sent a launch to bring the young
Folkf home from the ship.
irregular sidewalk line on North
Yakima avenue is not only an eyesore, but
people in the. neighborhood gay that to
follow all the curves and angles of the
walk gives one the appearance of having a
well-developed jag. - : ■
For this condition at. affairs the council
TACOMA, WASH., TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY, 12 1904
has received a good deal of criticism,
which the members feel is unjust. Ac
cording to statements made this morning
by Commissioner of Public Works Clark
and Councilman Mahncke the condition is
one that could not be helped. There is
but one permanent sidewalk on North
Yakiraa avenue, they say, and that is one
the correct line. The old wooden walks
are not on the line and the matter can
not be taken up by the authorities until a
local improvement district is formed, and
the council is waiting for the property
owners to bring in a petition to that ef
fect. In the first place, the property own
ers asked the council not to form a dis
trict and the owners were given 90 days
to build their walks, but bud weather set
in and upset their plans. The council
committee has already discussed the mat
ter and will probably be brought up again
at the committee meeting this afternoon.
According to a report circulatal today
by politicians who are fn harmony with
the present city administration, Mayor
Campbell's headquarters will be opened
this week in the Berlin building. The or
ganization has not ' been completed, but
matters;, have developed so far that the
Berlin building has been agreed upon as,
the place.Where the headquarters will be
during the campaign.
NEW YORK, Jan. ,W.—(tenerat Reyes
who arrived here today, nays be does not
know the exHCt date of his departure lw
FULL FARE, FIRST-CLASS TICKETS GOOD IX THE COFFIN; PULLMAN Tl( KKTS BSTRA.
IROQUOIS INQUEST BRINGS OUT
STRONGLY INSPECTOR'S LAZINESS
Chicago, Jan. 12.^-The lroquois inquest
this morning brought out witnesses whose
testimony hus been awaited.with interact
since the fire. ' > ' > ,
William <Juwan, building inspector, who
visited the theater a short time before the
fire, has been an inspector for 18 years.
He said the former chief inspector, Barry,
gave him instructions to permit theaters
to violate the ordinance regarding over
crowding. Barry died last year. Curran
received no instructions from any one
else, but understood that any theater
could sell standing room.
The coroner asked Curran if he was still
traveling on the dead man's orders, to
which the latter replied: "Yes, I have
had no other instructions."
He finally said Barry's successor had
W. R. NieholH. ol the firm of W. E.
Nichols & Co., contractors, has taken out
a building permit and will soon commence
work on a $0,000 residence on North I
street. The building will be modern in
every detail and when completed will be
occupied by Mr. Nichols and his family.
VICTORIA, B. C. .lan. 12.—Four more
Ixjdit'ti recovered today have identified Bl
I In- remaini of N. I*. Shaw, ('. 11. Joy,
Mis* Gill of Sail Francisco and Peter La
I'lante. The latter wan picked up by the
Piimiaaa Beatrice off Ten-Mile point. The
Beatrice also saw the cabin and upper
tforki <>t the Clallam Boating near ana a
tug will be dispatched to inveetigate the
John Davie, of Naoaimo. B. ('., who wan
in the third boat which left the- Clallam
during the storm, escaped death and now
Uttblivhea an interview which he says
lie had with Captain Roberta during the
■tarn. He says that when he united why
the boat wan not headed for Victoria, the
SI. LOUIS GETS
WASHINGTON, D. C, .lan. 1:', St.
Louis gets the Democratic convention tM
the second ballot by a vote of 29 to 21.
(.'lmago wanted a refund of unused portion
of guarantee and the sale of 3,000 tickets,
which OaUMd the decision against iier.
July 6th was fixed as the date for open
ing the convention.
WASHINGTON, 1). C, Jan. 12^-Wben
the Democratic national committee went
into session at the Sliorehum hotel today
to decide upon the date and place for the
national convention there m no one who
could predict with any degree of certainty
as to what would be the result of the
When the republican national committee
met here a few weeks ago its work had
been \ cut out in advance and its duties
were largely perfunctory. That such is
not , the case at today's meeting is evi
denced by the wide diversity of opinion
expressed by usually .1 well 'informed lead
ers an to what city will capture the con
vention and what date will bo selected lor
the gathering. ■ .»'.
■■;' A majority appears, to entertain the
opinion that: Chicago will get the conven
tion, but 1 a St. Louis' delegation iay.onj
.haitit-nidi a 'strong plea, and there is a
movement of gome consequence in the in-
told him to prevent Htnuding jnnlisles; but;
he hud no orders to prevent the sale of
tittnding room ior overcrowding! He fur
thei admitted thut he did not know what
the laws regarding ■ building inspeutirtn
called for, as he had never read the in- 1
strurtions. He admitted th*t he did not j
know who was in charge of theater In j
He never had mare a report on the the
aters inspected by him. To his knowledge
no one had ever been assigned to inspect
theaters. He went whenever he pleased.
He believed theater manager* had a
right to refuse the inspector admission to
a houße, but believed in the inspector*!
right of forcible entry for an Inspection.
When asked how he gained entrance he
said Barry gave him authority..
nearest port. Captain Roberts replied that
he knew luh business and proposed to wye
the Hliip. Later, when Davis again asked
why the passengers were not immediately
transferred to the first tug that arrived
to assist, Roberts retorted that there wa«
no immediate danger and that Davis Ml
not in command of the (Hallain.
It now appear* that Homer If. Swaney
was in the second boat whieli left the
steamer, and perished when the boat WM
The belief is generally expressed that the
(flallam was not in seaworthy oonditiion
and leaked all over. The explanation that
several deadlights were broken by the
waves in not regarded as sufficient to '•<
plain tile catastrophe.
SETTLED OUT OF COURT.
The damage Mac of Mrs. M, C, Per
eival against the Tacoma Railway Si Power
company Ua» been settled out of court.
The history of the cane In aa follows:
Last August Mm. Percival »ttemnt»l to
board an open Puyallup car at Fifteentn
Btreet. The car was pretty well crotlrded
and before ihe could get a aeat tie <ar
started, throwiiiK her to the street Mid
breaking the pelvia bone and Otbi
injurinn her. Slie nueil the company for
WILL BUILD NEW
A permit has been issued by the building
inspector for the erection of a |1,700 op
erating room at the t'aniiie Paddock boa
pital. The new operating n.om will be
built with a passage connecting it with
terest of New York. As to tile date, it is
probable the convention will, be held the
nisi - week in July, 1?, Senator (iorman ?i*
understood to: favor an :■ early; convention,
but' the uncertainty v to . when' congresa
. will bo ready to adjourn < ii likely to lead
the committee to fix a late date. \ '■'■ ■■■";■
It is expected; that a.ivote on 1 the:con
vention city and the date will be reached
between 7 and 8 o'clock this evening. It
will ibe necessary;: for the I committee to
meet again tomorrow,,
The candidate talk is still confined main
ly to Gorman, and Parker. All of the
other boomleta, including thai of. Marshall
Field, Olney, (my and Hearst,-, an still
in swaddling clothes. ;. ; : , '.
One of the strongest advocates lof/ an
early, convention is ex-Oovcrnor Hteunen
berg, who by proxy repreßentg Idaho."*? He
favor* holding the Democratic!before] the
The Taeoma Private' Sanitarium, which
is being equipimd by IVtll Worth Dttkm
mill Misses Floi-chceDakin^ind Jessie
Peck, will be completed and 1 ready for oc
cupancy by the * liist of February. ;, *- 1
The building which ( they will occupy- nt
104 Tacoma avenue was formerly.a double
dwelling house. ' It • is . now, bein'r remod
eled and elevators, electric'lights and a
heating plant being put in. irl The building
will have 24 rooms, including an upei^i me
room, which' in now being buift at«ic<wt
of |1,000. '■,■ 1';;".,„,../,,■.,., Hiw v:»«*.—
t' tl ,'.'-.4, ■"'!■" t 'H'-" "!rlj '■ '
' ,The V. M. r ('. A. .luiiini!: will cnjftge i,»
a hatch gainei of !'ba»Uetbiill,,»it«X^ly.y.. ! ill
ernopn in the Tiwonia Bynliiiisium w.itli the
V, M. U. A. .luniors IrortV SeaTlle V' :,
the main building and will In; 17x21 t'eet
in size, one story high. It will be cuir
structed mi t !)<■ latest scientific principle*
and, it is said, will be the equal of any op
erating room ,in. the country. Light, will
be admitted through windows' ten., feet
i. iric and extending from a line three feet
above I lie <loor and buck iVitO the fuelling
eight feet, Thai the room may It .ib.-n.
lutely germ proof there will be no square
coruet-B and the !\s.ill, will 'l.i lined, wjtll
plK'i'vtduin. :;■•..'( ' ,'.""' •/ "'■".;.. '..';,!
■! With the iumplel i'l'm of the new .1 Mi '
tion the | |>v<*Ment operating 1 room ' will I.c ]
•« Hilled ; iidu hiiialk'! ionis, one for. jtlie i
; phjtticionii a eternizing room, n<f)\6^,inA j
dressing (.rooms, and an anaesthetic room.!
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MISS IVERSON ' '
Mayor Campbell hai appointed Mik«
Hannah Ucison Muiitant city librarian to
nil the vacancy caused by the resignation
dt Miss Joiephine Holgate. Mwh iverson
ih an estimable young lady. well eduoated,
anil lias a host of friends who will hear
the news ol her appointment With plea
NOTED MAN DEAD
LONDON, Jan. 13. Hey. La timer s<-\
Me, Lord of Hiaylnoi.k and nwetei oi
Magdalene college, Cambridge, ia dead. He
wan the only tilled peMOO whu ever held
ii poaition. Me gained it in lsr>(> and held
it mill iniiiiiihly until In death. He WMt
77 years old.
NO WORK FOR IUKY.
The jury -for Judge Kiu.-11'h deparl'mnt
of the superior court appeared thin morn
ing, but owing to the nettle merit of the
cane of Percival v». the J'acomu Hoilway
& Power company by the imitiea them
delves arid the remaining cane betnj Bub
rait ted to the court for decision, the Jury
was excused until Monday. I
BRINGS SUIT TO OOLLKI T.
l'r>c. Iliuliii &. Co. liavi brOUtfbt unit
in tin' luperior court again it Uo»akind i
rlolway, to reoovei lIOBJB, which Ihejp
claim the latter firm owaa them.
APPEALED TO BUPRKATB COURT.
Not being able to reach an agreement
out of court, the Cascade .Timber com
pany, defendant in tin- nut of Martin
Bailey v». the Caacade 'I mil" company,
baa appealed 'the cue to the, »upreme
court. , The jury in the above suit found
for the plaintiff in the nun of 16,000. which
the court held to be ewe—rye. The de
fendiinti appeal to a higher court,' hoping
to have a (settlement made which in more
favorable to themnelvea.
• \ MAX A, Jan.'l2.—The Frei-Pr«««i to
day reports tliat:; the ■;ciswina>of^Kuhsls;
who \» ill with influenka, ik\ much i wone.
Hi.' family ( and. court ■ circle* are nlariiwil.'*
BOTH MAY RETIRE
R ERUN, .I*ll. 13. A ■ l'reuwuchj cbrre
«pondent today iwnicrt* that despite all . <!<■
limit* i the:recalltof Aineiiimi AmbaNSiulor
Tower ix '• probable. 1!' :^ ''/:i'f
:■■* .The Ukal An*«i«cr print* « di»p*toh to
day ittntiiiK tliai ' Plevne, the Runaian inin.^
i.iter of thu interior,' in i iiok and' wan tit to
gui( ; public i life. ;'; Ho : has' applied «for ■ ■
years k<nve ; of absence.";" ■ i . ' "v f
. KOKT LEAVKNWORTH, Jan. «f; 15.--
Mep in thr 'cn'gineerg' baUlKon with i sis
months and Ifcsg' of service uliond were
today ordered to he ; traimferred; to • Wanli- "
iii; tun barrack*.i linger service men;wore;
.ordered l|rtv. ?■ Men on : fnrlouKh from; the 1
[oca] hatalKon were orderrd: to : report if or
duty immediately.' It it the belief all !
(lii« inwiiiH service in l'nuiinia. .. ' ;»
|f'"f fOCGASINi RAISED
NORFOLK, \'».. Jan. 12, 'Ilia tubsuf
rilie.bostsMot'aisin wan auooeniifitlly lloul- .
ed; th is morning ; and . is,' now i being < towed "'•
by the, eovernment I lust * l't«oria . to".- Nor-' f
folk drydock.**i Its condition'!* apparently ■
JACKSONVILLE, I'la., Jan. 12. Tlir
body of General , Gordon left Miami < thin
morning 'on a t special train' furnUrhedijby;
Henry rlagler ■ and cworted; by j details> of/
state i troops. :-; It will \ arrive ?here I tonight ■
.Hid lie :in nluli>. -It > will then go. to • At»|
lanta ,- where .mi • elaborate : funeral ZceveA
mony , will take place place, tomorrow,
IN GREAT PERIL
*' COLI'MBUS. (i? .Inn. 12.-~Rx^ovPinor
15uBhiii«U • *ulief«d t it Jiccond*.»t rnk«. oti n.ir
7ilyHi»'-tlm : ninviiinu. TTIs family in at' hi»
llt'llsilll'. .■■./;■■■ .-.:,.'■ "• :■ : ',>-,! •'■■,-■ ■' •-
I'OKTI.ANI), Or., Jan. Nearly ev
ery'; state: in the Union j la represented at',
the seventh annual convention of the, N
ational Live Stock (wsocintion, now, in ! aae
sion in 'thin city. The eatharing wan for
mally opened today mid will continue lin
■aefion through the remainder of the week. ;
The large attendance and the importance
of the subjects combine to make the con-'
volition tin; moat notable;of it* kind ever!
held in this country./ The th/ee matter* to;
be . given foremost attention >■• are forest
reserves, the combination of the packer*
against stock reisers, and transportation.
Among I.l^o men, of prominence who .will
nddre,sa,,,t,h,c ,c*>nve>ition are Chancellor K.
'Benjamin Andrews! oF"ths"xlniver»ity' of ■■
ffebrwika, Colonel W. E. SkiiVher of 1111
--nbi», Hon. W. W. Oolto* of Oregon.' Col
onel John I', lii.-li of Californiai'lfon. Paul 1
M.f'orniiek of Montana; Hon. If. W. Molt
Texas,; ..Dr. ■' '■• Stubbu of Nevada.
■grqf. W. L. (Vulvle of Coloi-ado. Hon.; K.
K. Aclnms of, Nclii'iiMlcn find' Governor
Heber M. Weirs;of Utah. J\, J ..'■■
NEW' POSTAGE STAMPS
WASHINGTON, .lan. 18.—Although the
postoffice department him just decided up
on the ili'KJ^im iur postage Htiiinim ti> In'
ikicil (imiiiK ilio wuilcl'h fair, collectors ur<
already on the 'i"i vive for tIM Bret leave.
1 be series of stamps decided upon, designs
for which are now being engraved, will
be attractive souvenirs 01 tha expoeition,
The respective denomination* inn '>« °'
the prevailing colon. The portrait! will
be aa follows: One-cent, Root. 11. living
(ton, minister to PVance. who aonducted
negotiation* for the Louisiana purchase;
■j cent Thos. Jefferson; 3-cent, •Tan. Hob
roc. who, with Livinmton. concluded the
negotUtiosi; S-cenl Preeidenl McKtaley:
10-cent, map of tl»- United StutcM, Hliowing
the territory pnrehaaed from FraMd
i ne following jurymen have been •elect
ed for ill' present term in ' Judge Chap
man I** department of, the superior court:
ThoniM Dovlc Albera Lndde, Richard Ed
u-ii'lh R. Keller. John Atkinnon,, <!. E.
Raymond O. K. Sweet, I. Ilolnrecn, 1). B.
T^iypoek. V R. Packard. .1. W. Kennedy,
John Ifncl.ik. Thomaa Boltuf! M. P. Bar
,;.;/. Jooepli Rawk. J. M. Chamber*. C.
V. T)oii.l P. Nyholiu, Henry Wahlern,
TTerman Locke Jim Fiilmnn. Conrad
Oeiger and T. V. Sweeney. ;
C. A. Pritchard has been appointed a«
■Utant in the city •nyineer'ii office.*.. Tie
a-anime<l the ilnficH of the nosition thin
BCHOOLB WILL OBSERVE
McKinley day, January 28, will bo ob
nerved by the various aoßoolt in the city.
Programs appropriate to tlia oocurion will