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Threatening weather, with snow and
warmer tonight; Thursday, fair. Tem
perature, 7 . m-. 20; 2:30 p. m-, 26.
J. M. SHERIER, Observer.
At I -the Jfetas
Att the XSime.
That's The Irgtis
VOL". LIV. NO. 67.
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 1905.
PRICE TWO CENTS.
LAVS MARCH OUT OF PORT ARTHUR
EIGHT LIVES LOST BY EXPLOSION
OF STEAMER ON THE OHIO RIVER
EAST AND SOUTH If! THE
GRIP OF SEVERE BUZZARD
TOMORROW AS PRISONERS OF WAR
Will be Guarded in Bar
racks on Pigeon
OFFICERS MAY GO HOME
Are 25,000 Captives of Whom
20,000 Are in the
Headquarters Japanese Third Army
at Port Arthur, Jan. 3. (Delayed.)
The flag of the rising sun floats to
night over the captured citadel of Port
Arthur. The entire garrison and all
noncombatants will march out of the
city Thursday to the village of Yahuth-
wel near the shores of Pigeon bay.
from which place the Russian officers
will be transported to Dalny, thence
to wherever they may desire.
The prisoners of war will be detain
ed at the Russian barracks in the vil
lage, until they can be transferred to
Urt STOnO PrlMarn.
Tokio. Jan. 4. The Japanese cap
tured 25.000 prisoners at Port Arthur.
The total number of inhabitants is 35,
000 of whom 20.000 are sick.
Cilve AM Woaaded.
Headquarters Third Japanese Army,
Jan. 3. (Delayed.) The request of
the Russians for food, medicines and
physicians for their sick and wounded
has been granted.
Use. Wantse and Tayangko forts
were taken over by the Japanese at
Tokio, Jan. 4. The emperor of Rus
sia has cabled to (Jen. StocsscI saying
that the giving of their parole or the
alternative of imprisonment Is option
al with the officers.
TokflT" Jan. ASm n"n tha
on Tuesday eotnjnienioners ?.of botli
Japanese and Russian armies conclud
ed he!r conference and., that from
Wednesday, morning the actual trans
fer of'war' materials at Port Arthur
as the property of the Japanese gov
Admit Their Ideality.
Commander Pelem and the lieuten
ant of the Russian torpedo boat de
stroyer Rastoropny. who were cap
tured on board the British steamer
Kigretla. have confessed their identity
before the naval court and been de
clared prisoners of war.
Ilat It Aa Oajeet I .rat a.
St. Petersburg. Jan. 4. The press
here contains absolutely no additional
news of the war, but the papers with
one accord praise the heroic work of
the Port Arthur garrison and say it is
a record which furnishes an object
lesson to both the Russians and Japa
I'aaf pose a Baaa.aet.
MoHniw, Jan. i. The annual muni
cipal banquet has been postponed on
account of the fall of Port Arthur.
I'ranaeetaa of e I.oaa.
Ilerlin. Jan. 4. A prospectus of a
new Russian loan of $S1,00,000 will be
issued tomorrow or the next day. Sub
scription lists will be opened in Ger
many, Russia and Holland.
Jap OAT faaaatra.
IUtavia Island. Java. Jan. 4. A du
ties vessel which arrived hen today
reports she met four Japanese war
ships fff the east cost of Sumatra
Amsterdam, Jan. 4. A dispatch
from Bat a via says two Japanese cruis
ers are cruising off Java and a flotilla
of Japanese torKdo Ixiat destroyers
are north of Borneo. A Dutch naval
force, it is a. Mod. is cruising on the
western coast of the archipelago.
l-'leet at MaAagaaear.
Tamatave, Inland of Madagascar,
Jan. 4." The division of the Russian
ecnd Pacific squadron, commanded
by Rear Admiral Voelkersam, which,
after pat-sing through the Suez canal,
sailed from Jibuti, French Somaliland,
Doc. 10 for the island of Madagascar,
anchored yesterday in Dassandava
bay, in the northwestern part of the
la llMoltaU Maay- Tlaaea.
Tokio. Jan. 4. According to Russian
officers who arrived at Chefoo on boats
that escaped from Port Arthur, the
garrison there originally numbered 35.
ooo men. Of this number 10.000 were
Wiled. I6.000 are sick or wounded.
while S.ooo occupied the forts. Two
thousand of the latter were unable to
During the siege 215 per cent of the
garrison were put out of action. This
remarkable fact was due to wounded
men returning to the front. Cases
have been recorded where men have
(Continued on rage Eight.)
THOMAS, ORCHESTRA LEADER, IS DEAD;
GREAT WORK WAS JUST COMPLETED
Chicago. Jan. 4. Theodore Thomas,
the noted orchestra leader, died of
pneumonia here early today, aged 70.
Death came to the world famous
director almost at the hour of achiev
ing his ambition of years, the estab
lishment of his Chicago orchestra in a
magnificent and permanent home.
Thomas lived to lead his orchestra iu
but four concerts in the great hall,
built by popular subscription. His
last appearance was at a concert the
day before Christmas.
It was a week ago Saturday that
Thomas first felt the ailment which
culminated in his death. Apparent
ly the trouble was only a slight touch
of the grip. Last Thursday however.
pneumonia developed. Saturday his
condition was grave. Sunday he im
proved, and Monday physicians felt
hopeful of recovery.
ADAMS IS TO GO IN
Democrats of Colorado Propose
to Seat Their Man as
FEDERAL AID TO BE ASKED
Attempt Will Be Made to Appeal Elec
tion Case to President of Su
Denver, Jan. 4. The democrats have
decided that on Jan. 10, the date pre
scribed by the state, they will have
Alva Adams sworn in as governor of
the state. The oath will be administer
ed by Justice Steele, of the supreme
court. The hour and place of the cer
emony have not been 'definitely settled.
The 15th general assembly was call
ed to order at noon today and the work
o4CKMUSMion was LrmUaa Lieut. Ooy,
Haggett presided over the senate. The
permanent organization of the house
was effected by the choice of William
H. Dickson as chairman.
yapreme 4'oart Ha Ira.
Denver, Jan. 4. The supreme court
today directed that an inquiry Into the
conduct of the last election in this city
be ordered that the investigation shall
not only take in the ballot boxes, but
the poll books, registration slips, and
all other matters pertaining to tho
The application of AJva Adams for
a modification of the order, limiting it
to the ballot boxes only was denied.
Will Aalt Federal Aid.
Denver. Colo., Jan. 4. Colorado's
election troubles will not end with the
seating of Peabody. which probably
will take place before Friday noon.
Democrats are preparing to ask Presi
dent Roosevelt or the United States
supreme court to inquire into the le
gality of the seating of Peabody. They
exicct to get this done through non
resident surety companies, who doubt
less will want to know who is the gov
ernor before they sign bonds for the
state treasurer and other officials. If
Adams were elected governor many of
the state treasurer's act might be held
illegal with Peabody in the chair.
Have a Ireeedeat.
Democrats are confident they can
get the case into the federal tribunals,
and believe justice will be meted out
there. They cite the Goebel case and
-ay they have other precedents where
federal authorities inquired into the
validity of state elections. Republi
cans tried to head this on when they
allowed the returns for congressmen
and presidential electors to be signed
DERAILMENT KILLS THREE
Trainmen on Lehigh Valley Coal
Hazelton. Pa.. Jan. 4. William II.
Swank, engineer. Robert Turner, fire
man and Reuben Mecham. brakeman.
on a Iehigh Valley railroad coal train
were Instantly killed near Weatherly
today by the derailment of the train.
FATE WITH COURT
Arguments Heard on Motion to
Admit to Bail Decision
New York. Jan. 4. Nan Patterson
was taken into the supreme court to
day In an effort by her counsel to se
cure her release on baiL After hear
ing the arguments Justice Greenbaum
reserved bis decision until tomorrow.
instructing the counsel to submit
briefs in the meantime.
Last evening. while Thomas was san
guine as usual, there suddenly occur
red a chance for the worse. Without
a note of warning a severe chill seized
the patient. Although there was a
slight rally, he was never again con
The funeral services possibly will be
held next Friday.
Theodore Thomas was born at Han
over, Germany, in 1835. and removed
to the United States in 1845. He play
ed violin solos at concerts in New
York for' two years and then became
an orchestra leader, In which capacit
he attained world wide fame. In ISCi
he went to Cincinnati as director of
the College of Music.
In 1891 he established his orches
tra at the Anditoriuni, Chicago. In
1893 he was musical director of the
TRIES TO MURDER
THE WHOLE FAMILY
Pennsylvania Miner Kills Wife and
Mother-in-Law and injures
Johnstown, Pa.. Jan. 4. Jacob Hou
scr, a coal miner, today stabbed to
death his wife, and mother-in-law, se
riously wounded his wife's sister aged
12, tried to kill his father-in-law and
then swallowed a heavy dose of laud
anum. He will probably die.
BRIEF IN BEEF TRUST CASE
Filed by Attorney General Moody Be
fore the Supreme Court.
Washington, Jan. 4. The brief of
the government in the case of Swift
& Co. vs. the United States, known as
the beef trust case, prepared by At
torney General Moody was presented
to the supreme court today. The brief
devoted principally to an argument
to show that the packers are engaged
in a conspiracy to monopolize inter
state commerce in fresh meats. -.
American Singer III Abroad.
London. Jan. 4. Belle Cole, the
American singer, is critically ill. She
was with the late Theodore Thomas
during-his festival tour of 1SS3.
TEXT OF THE CONVENTION GOVERNING PORT ARTHUR'S SURRENDER
SOLDIERS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS PRISONERS.
Article 1. All Russian soldiers, marines, volunteers, also government officials at the garrison and har
bor of Port Arthur are taken prisoners.
JAPANESE TO TAKE ALL RUSSIAN WAR EQUIPMENT.
Article 2. All forts, batteries, warships, other ships and boats, arms, ammunition, horses, ail materials
for hostile use. government buildings, and all objects oelonging to the Russian government shall be transfer
red to the Japanese army in tfcelr existing condition. v .
MEN GARRISONING LEADING FORTS TO GIVE UP FIRST.
Article 3. On the preceding two conditions being assented to, as a guarantee for the fulfillment thereof,
the men garrisoning the forts and the batteries on Etse mountain. Sunshu mountain, Antso mountain, and
the line of eminences southeast therefrom shall be removed by noon of Jan. 3, and the same shall be trans
ferred to the Japanese army.
PROVIDING AGAINST DESTRUCTION OF SPOILS OF WAR.
Article 4. Should Russian military or naval men be deemed to have destroyed objects named in arti
cle 2, or to have caused alteration in any way of their condition at the existing time, the signing of this com
pact and the negotiations shall be annulled, and the Japanese army will take free action.
TRANSFER OF LISTS OF FORTS, MINES AND MEN.
Article 5. The Russian military and naval authorities shall prepare and transfer to the Japanese army
a table showing the fortifications of Port Arthur and their respective positions, and maps showing the loca
tion of mines, underground and submarine, and all other dangerous objects; also a table showing the com
position and system of the army and . naval services at Port Arthur; a list of army and navy officers, with
names, rank, and duties of said officers; a list of army steamers, warships, and other ships, with the num
ber of their respective crews; a list of civilians, showing the number or men and women, their race and oc
cupation. PROPERTY TO BE DISPOSED OF BY A COMMISSION.
Article 6. Arms, including those carried on person; ammunition, war materials, government buildings,
objects owned by the government, horses, warships and other ships, including their contents, excepting pri
vate proiierty. shall be held in their present positions, and the commissioners of the Russian and Japanese
armies shall decide upon the method of their transference.
OFFICERS MAY RETURN TO RUSSIA ON PAROLE.
Article 7. The Japanese army, considering the gallant resistance offered by the Russian army a.s being
honorable, will permit the officers of the Russian army and navy, .13 well as officials belonging thereto,
to carry swords and to take with them private property directly necessary for the maintenance of life. The
previously mentioned officers, officials, and volunteers who will sign a written parole pledging that they will
not take up arms and in no wise take action contrary to the interests of the Japanese army until the close
of the war will receive the consent of the Japanese army to return to their country. Each army aud navy
officer will be allowed one servant, and such servant shall be specially released on signing the parole.
PREPARING FOR ASSEMBLING OF CONQUERED ARMY.
Artice 8.. Noncommissioned oScers and privates of both army and navy volunteers shall wear their uni
forms and. taking portable tents and necessary private property and commanded by their respective officers,
shall assemble at such places as miy be indicated by the Japanese army. The Japanese commissioners will
indicate the necessary details therefor.
SANITARY CORPS AND ACCOUNTANTS TO BE RETAINED.
Article 9. The sanitary corps and the accountants belonging to the Russian army and navy shall be re
tained by the Japanese while their services are deemed necessary for the caring for sick and wounded prison
ers. During such time such corps shall be required to render service under the direction of the sanitary
corps and accountants of the Japanese army.
TREATMENT OF RESIDENTS TO BE DETERMINED LATER.
Article 10. The treatment to 03 accorded to the residents, the transfer of books and documents relating
to municipal administration and finance, and also detailed files necessary for the enforcement of this com
pact shall be embodied in a supplementary compact. The supplementary compact shall have the same force
'as this compact.
COMPACT GOES INTO IMMEDIATE EFFECT.
Article 11. One copy each of this compact shall be prepared for the Japanese and Russian armies,
and it shall have immediate effect upon signature thereof.
Tug Defender Towing Empty Barges Destroyed at
Huntington, W. Va. Survivors Are
Huntington, W. Va., Jan. 4. Eight
men are known to be dead and three
seriously injured in a boiler explosion
and fire which destroyed the Pittsburg
towboat Defender here late last night.
The Defender was owned by the
Monongahela & . Ohio Consolidated
Coal & Coke company, and wa3 re
turning from Cincinnati with a tow
Survivor X early Freeze.
The night was bitter cold, and as
the explosion occurred at a point some
distance from any town those who es
caped were nearly frozen before they
WANTS MONEY TOO
Governor herricW, of New York,
Recommends Effort to Im
WOULD CALL ON CONGRESS
Directs Attention to Election Frauds
and Proposes Remedial
Albany, N. Y., Jan. 4. The state leg
islature assembled today. After or
ganizing the annual message of the
governor was read. In the matter of
election reforms the governor points
out -some of the ways in which the
elective franchise has been violated
and commends the entire subject to
the legislature for action. 4
Kor llet ter Waterway.
Touching improvements of the state
waterways he recommends that con
gress be raemorialize"d by the legisla
ture to press the claims of the state
for larger appropriations for improve
ment of the natural waterways in con
nection with the ca&il system of the
state. - ' ' .
Lehigh Declares Dividend.
Philadelphia. Jan. 4. The directors
of the Lehigh Valley railroad company
today declared a semi-annual dividend
of 2 per cent on common stock and
on preferred stock 5 per cent.
could be given shelter. So far six
bodies have been recovered.
Bodie Partly Destroyed.
Some of the scenes which greeted
those participating in the search for
bodies was terrifying. Three men,
burned beyond recognition, were found
pinned beneath the boiler. Their heads
and extremities were burned off and
only the trunks of the bodies remain
ed. The boat's register was destroyed
in the fire, and only from the captain's
supplementary register can a list of
members of the crew be had. The lat
ter is incomplete. The list of dead may
Body Found on Mountain Positively
Identified as That of Miss
Colorado Springs, Colo., Jan. 4. The
body of the woman found dead on Cut
ler mountain, Dec. 17, supposed to bo
that of Miss Bessie Bouton, of Syra
cuse, N. Y., has been positively identi
fied as such by a professional nurse.
Miss Curtis of Denver, who attended
Miss Bouton during her illness at the
Albany hotel in the latter city in June
MRS. GALLAGHER IS ON TRIAL
Noted Iowa Case Resumed on a Change
Marengo, Iowa, Jan. 4. The second
trial of Mrs. Sarah Gallagher on the
charge of perjury in the trial for mur
der of her husband in June, 1902, was
commenced here today, the defense
having secured a change of venue from
Johnson county. Charles Halladay is
serving a life sentence for complicity
in the crime.
Sees Use of Stepping Stone.
Washington, D. C. Jan. 4. The su
preme court of the United States yes
terday decided that carriage stepping
stones on walks are conveniences.
not nuisances. Abraham Wolfe fell
over one of these stones and received
severe injuries on which ne based a
$20,000 damage suit.
ATTEMPTS LIFE AT
Lincoln, Neb.. Jan. 4. Ex-Represen
tative F. W. Koetter. of Omaha, mem
ber of the legislature last year, attempt
ed suicide here today. He came
to Lincoln as an applicant for a posi
tion in the legislature and failure to
get the place it is believed drove him
Bill to Place Functions of Isttv
mian Canal Commission in
INTRODUCED IN THE HOUSE
Would Abolish the Present Body
Congress Resumes After
Washington,- Jan. 4. When the
house reconvened today after the holi
day recess, Grosvenor (Ohio) submit
ted the report of the merchant marina
Mann (Illinois) announced the death
of his late colleague, William F. Ma-
honey of Illinois and the house at
12:30 o'clock adjourned until tomor
row. Power for I'realdemt.
Representative Mann, of Illinois,
member of the house committee on
interstate and foreign commerce to
day introduced a' bill abolishing the
isthmian canal commission and pro
viding that the powers now vested in
the president be extended until the enTl
of the 59th congress.
In effect the bill permits the presi
dent to perform through persons he
may designate the duties now per-
fromed by the commission.
1'erkina PrenlrfeN Over Senate.
Washington, Jan.. 4. There was an
exceptionally large attendance of sen
ators when the senate was called to
order today. President pro tempore
Frye being absent. Senator Perkins
JnveHtlKiite t'amwnljin Contribution!).
Senator Stone, of Missouri, today in
troduced a resolution reciting some of
the assertions of. Thomas W. Lawson
and Judi Alton li. Parker concerning
campaign contributions and asking the
judiciary committee to inquire into the
PORTE SAYS SALE OF
BIBLES IS UNLAWFUL
Replies to United States and British
Notes Refusing to Authorize
Constantinople, Jan. 4. The porte
lias replied to the notes of the Ameri
can legation and Hritish embassy re
garding the sales of bibles, and, not
withstanding previous assurances, the
porte refuses to authorize street
sales. The porte's notes, which are in
identical terms, declare there is no
doubt that agents of the bible socie
ties inludge in a propaganda in ex
plaining the utility and use of the
scriptures, and. as all propagandas are
forbidden by the laws of the empire,
the action of the colporteurs brings
them under prohibition.
SALE OF SOUVENIRS POOR
Directors of World's Fair Wish to
Turn Back for Remitting.
St. Louis, Mo., Jan. 4. The board
of directors of the Iuisiana Purchase
Exposition company has decided lhat
the federal government be advised
that the exposition company wishes to
turn back for melting and reminting
J 90.000 of tho 250,000 gold souvenir
dollars coined for the world's fair.
Only 40.000 have been sold, but the
exposition company wishes to reserve
20,000 coins for future sales. The
coins are sold for $3 each.
KEMPF COMES UP
WITH HIS BOND
Wisconsin State Treasurer Who Was
Deposed for Being Short Again
Madison, Wis., Jan. 4. John J.
Kempf, who was deposed from the
Btate treasurership Sept. 5 on account
of a shortage in the accounts of that
office, but was reelected in November
took possession again this morning. A
bond of $600,000 demanded by the gov
ernor was furnished by Kempf.
Heavy Snow and Big Fall
in Temperature Reported.
IS MUCH SUFFERING
New York Storm Center
Damage on Coast is
New York, Jan. 4. New York City
tmd all the surrounding country today
was in the grasp of the most severo
storm of the winter. Traffic of all
kinds was hampered, and trolley lines
mixed up. Streets were swept by a
ga'.e driving before it a line snow that
piled in great drifts, making travel
Railroad trains from ail points wero
delayed a from few minutes to threo
hours and the elevated trains wero
operated with great difficulty.
A remarkable drop In teniperaturo
from well above the freezing point to
scarcely more than 10 above zero In
the city and far below at inland points,
made conditions out of doors almost
intolerable and entailed untold suffer'
At sea the conditions must be terri
ble but up to an early hour today no
disaster was reported. ,
Striken Further Haat.
Iloston, Jan. 4. A snowstorm ot
blizzard proportions prevails in Con
necticut, Massachusetts, and Maine to
day accompanied by bitter cold. Traf
fic of all descriptions was seriously
impeded, and telegraph and telephone
communication greatly hampered.
Although thousands of homeless un
fortunates were given shelter by var
ious charitable organizations last night
more than a score of men overcome
by the cold were found lying about
the streets early today. All probably
Hodies of four victims of exposure
were found today at various places in tho
st reets. The guard of the Urookjyn Ele
vated railroad died on the station
platform after being on duty all night.
As the day advanced conditions in tho
city proper began to improve slowly.
Storm la ICxtrnalve.
New York was not alone in suffering
from the storm by any means, and as
far west as Missouri and south as
Charlotte. N. C, snow and extreme
cold are reported. Kentucky. Virginia,
southern Indiana, southern Ohio, all of
Pennsylvania except northwestern
portion. New Jersey, and New England
were In the grip of the blizzard. From
every joint heavy snow Is reported
with blizzard accompaniments.
OPENS A SCANDAL
Two City Officials Indicted For
Certain Alleged Irregu
larities. Portland, Ore., Jan. 4. The Multno
mah county grand Jury investigating
alleged Irregularities of the municipal
government of this city today returned
indictments against George II. Wil
liams, Chief of Poliee Hunt, and for
mer city engineer Elliott.
SUPPOSED WORK OF ROBBERS
Octogenarian Found Dead at Home in
Urookiyn, Iowa, Jan. I. Lying
across the threshold of his home vfl'i
a bullet hole in his brain James Reed,
aged SO, was found by neighitorx to
day, tho victim, it Ih believed, of
thieves. Reed lived alone and Is
known to have had a large sum of
HEADS DROP INGRAIN OFFICE
State Inspector Cowen Lops off Fifteen
to Save Salaries.
Chicago, Jan. 4. "To start the new
year right," W. Scott Cowen has dis
charged IS of the old employes in the
state grain inspector's office. Tho ac
tion was forecasted some time ago,
as business is dull at this seaon. Thj
grain inpector explained that the sal
ary roll of $9,000 was met with fees,
and that he feared a deficiency. It U
reported he has saved enough for him
self at least.
Lehigh Professor Dead.
Bethlehem, Pa., Jan. 4. Dr. Rcnja
min W. Frazier. professor of mineral
ogy at the Lehigh university for 25
years, is dead at his home here of