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jfjjj l 9 Jl WEATHEB TODAY Fair.
TxJyi. o. 293-10 Pages. Salt :lakts City, Utah, Wednesday MoitarxyG, Februarx 3. 1904, Five Cents. !
Czar Reviews Reply,
Pliips Strip for Battle.
tBecoming Impatient Qvsr
' ll t,1Q Dolay'
Jehes Indicato a Peaceful Set
jfcnt. but There Is an TJnder
EjBtone That Is Ominous.
iJPtenburg, Feb. 2.-The Czar has
SoSBore him the report o the spe
8rifTKncI! on the Russian rcrponse.
rlM papers relating thereto were
to him yesterday by the
-Mi)uko Alexis, and the Czar Is
tHhem earnest consideration. He
' ml j i Viic- finol:lrtn un to 6
n.reiiueitu nix
fails evening, and It Is authorl-
said It may possibly be several
ITSif6rc lhe resnonso 19 forwarded
!jjfefltch from Vlcdlvostock, dated
ijTliSKind Usucd here by a eeml-offl-LZfcncy,
says the Russian fleet at
SiFiKlock has been fully equipped
iKedlate service and prepared for
MKORuhe wood fittings of the ships
:tt?.movcd yegtcrday. The harbor
-r,M,l;ept open by Ice-breaken?.
,?Bpeet consists of four cruisers, the
" . mtr (of 13,366 tons), the Rossla
Mi) tons), the " Bogatir (of C750
SRNMB the Rurlk of 10.W3 tons) and
!jKort, the lena.
Fcb' --The Russian noto Is sllll
'e8M' t& nnd the Govornmcnt and peo
,0M Kpan do not possess any definite
15 ij fon concerning the tlmo of Its
mat t Ur contents.
70R U delay, coiipled with tho nn
j.g ent of continued movement of re
t, enti Into Manchuria, Increase the
. rflfhe tension, while It diminishes
K0DT3 dy slim prospects for peace.
W.ttS tovtrnment has been urced to dls-
i peremntorj nolo to St, l'etcrs-
tftatcclnR to declare Avar if refused
OS 1 tt satisfaction In the way of a
w. W Its previous note, but still tho
, Mnt Is patiently waiting, although
'S tnlfest If the delay Is much more
(d It will net energetically. If the
A materially unsatisfactory and tho
t for additional negotiation Is
"T It Is probable Japan will dispatch
LAP.O wium before striking. The Japa
t, Hw n remnrkable outward calm
nasi Kenc similar to those In America
of rt Kland before recent wars aro wlt-
jNBTiWW01". Feb. 2. In the best-ln-ocr.
Political circles here the opln---JWtpreid
that a peaceful solu
fthe Ruf sla-Japanese affair is au
jples the Paris correspondent
Tlmea. a diplomatic arrange
rrt'J8 betn reached, the dispatch
MiJjB. between the French Mlnls
t:rrpForelsn Affairs and the British
EM0fJJjRJrOr nerc- by virtue of which
etc. Bgyd that both the French and
wulrh Governments will bring
-"--rBlPrtssurc to bear upon Japan to
' Tl 10 acpt the terms of the
2r-B"uin note.
T 5?(Bl,,Jan nt yield to the French
3CBflrrepre3e,ltatlvcs, other Eu-'
'ffSTi'ttlSr wU1 add the wc,eht of
suasions to the same end, and
--jSjMwfJl continues recalcitrant all
; .blut3' for war aud lts conec-
mu resL wlth ncr- ard Europe
-"dKf lta had of the business.
mSSf Feb- 2--IC lhe Russian
iAS6A2dRt n ? u"llnsness on the- part
9.' W-m Petersburg government to
s-sSKJo 'the general llW of Japan's
"E lt ,s learned on ade
EHI. 'E,"Ptj' that a continuation of
-sim "n earnest effort to
SENAT0R entertains"
-tf nston Feb. 2.At the Rnl- -f
"" wL fVcnl"ff Senator and Mrs.
12. gnvc a dinner in honor of
Mr' G'bbon?. The decorations
ll?tat5, ln a,M,Uon to the ear-
-senBrrtrc: 1"ho Embassador from -4-
TEH5- 'Ew S0n0ra ArP,ro. Mr.
Zm. tv 3' Sector and 3Irs.
ZjHm n ChturE d' Affaires of
fmu-n;0" Maechldl Conors, 4-
WaP Ireland, cx-Scnator and
&l6mLnmM Carlcr onslgnoro 4-
' rtctdr Catholic L'nlver-
pagSJW America; Senator and Mrs. -J
'SgWL Dr. Rapped. Mr,. I
apt, M!8S Dayi M(l
reach a final settlement by diplomacy i
may be expected.
The qualifying statement is added
that Japan's Inst note was at the time
declared to set forth an irreduclablc
minimum of her demands, and It is
difficult for those conversant with the
Japanese position to believe that any
important departure from the general
lines of that note would be acceptable
at Toklo.
As a result of careful inquiries at the
embassies and legations here whose
governments are Interested in the far ,
Eastern situation directly or indirectly,
the Associated Press finds a distinctly
hopeful view prevailing, based, lt is
understood, on dispatches received
during the last few days, which appear
to warrant the Importance attached by
Mr. Grlscom, the American Minister at
Tokio, to the report which he cabled the
Slate department on January 30th, that
Information had reached the iBrltlsh le
gation there from St. Petersburg that
the Russian reply was being framed
and practically would concede Japan's
demands. Mr, Grlscom was unable- him
self to confirm the report, but he in
formed the State department whence It
had come to him.
A Paris cable says: "The French
Foreign office authorizes a denial of the
report printed in New York and ema
nating in Paris to the effect that the
French and British Governments had
agreedjto exert pressure- upon Japan for
the acceptance of the coming Russian
Some time ago, while reports of
mediation were current, a general un
derstanding was reached by which
each. In their own way. Great Britain
at Tokio and France r.t St. Petersburg,
would seek to secure a pacific adjust
ment, but this related to the former
condition, when the Japanese note was
pending. Since then there has been no
agreement and no negotiations toward
an agreement concerning the coming
Russia's reply."
Died of. Her Injuries.
Council BluffF, Ia Feb. 2. Mrs. Potor
Christiansen, mother of five children who
perished In their burned home last night,
died today from her burns.
Colorado Governor Revokes
Martial Law Order.
Military Prisoners Handed Over
to Civil Authsrltles.
Parker, 'tho Much-Arrested Strike
Leader, Released on Bonds Situ
ation Ln Telluride TJnchang-ed.
Cripple Creek, Colo., Feb. 2. Gov.
Pcabody today revoked his order of De
cember 5th last, declaring Teller coun
ty to be in a state of insurrection and
rebellion and proclaiming martial law.
By executive authority Military
Commader Verdcckberg today Issued a
proclamation announcing that "peace
and order are being fully restored and
It has been shown that the civil au
thorities aro able and willing to con
trol the situnllon, to perform their legal
functions and to enforce the laws."
It is announced that a detachment of
the National Guard will remain here
for a time, but will act "In support and
in subordination to the legally consti
tuted civil authorities."
All the prisoners in the bull pen were
delivered to the civil authorities today.
John M. Glover, former CogTCssman
from Missouri, was arraigned before
Judge Robert Lewie, in the District
court on a dnarge of having attempted
to kill Sergs. Dlttemoro and Smith on
December 25th last. He pleaded not
guilty and was released under a G00
Sherman Parker, a l,eadcr of the
Western Federation of Miners, who has
been repeatedly re-arrested by the mil
itary, after furnishing bonds on the va
rious charges filed against him, was
released by the court on bonds for
Stephen Adams, W. F. Davis. Charles
Kennlson, Thomas Foster and Charles ;
McKlnney. charged by the military
with having caused the explosion at the
Vindicator mlno, by which two men
were killed, and with having plotted to
wreck a train on the Florence & Crip
ple Creek railroad, will be tried at this
term of court. They have been con
fined In the bull pen for more than two
The court today set the misdemeanor
cases against Adjt.-Gen. Sherman M.
Bell, Brig.-Gen. John Chase. Col. Ed
ward Verdcckberg and Maj. Thomas E.
McClelland, who arc charged vlth
wrongful arrest and false Imprison
ment, for trial on Tuesday of next
MILITARY OF S1,000,000.
Victor, Colo., Feb. 2, Damage
suits aggregating 51,000,000. growing out
of military control of this district since
the miners' strike was Inaugurated sev
eral months ago, are pending here be
fore District Judge Lewis.
Confirmed as Consul.
Washington. Feb. 2. Tho Senate today
I confirmed John Fowler of Massachusetts
I as Consul-Gcneral at Chefoo, China.
Defense in Machen Case At
tacks an Exhibit.
Had Difficulty In Securing Adop
tion of Fastener.
Was Novor Able to See Machen, Who
Was Always Busy Tells oC
Meeting With Lorcnz.
Washington. Feb. 2. Testifying in his
own behalf In 'the postal trial today,
Dillon B. Graff, a brother of Samuel A.
Groff, declared that when he sought to
introduce tho letter fastener into the
postal service he had no Idea of "reach
ing" Machen through Mr. Lorenz or
anybody else, directly or indirectly.
Samuel A Groff, who preceded his
brother, told of the various steps taken
by him to interest postal employees and
officials in the invention before and
after it wap patented, and testified that
In a recent issue of tho London Dally Mail there appeared tho cartoon reproduced here, which, according1 to the Mail's idea, is significant, and
may foreshadow a future change of the map in tho far East. In explanation of the cai-toon, the Mail says: "The Jopancso territory on tho orig
inal drawing is colored blood Ted- Curiously enough, tho Philippine islands aro colored in tho same striking hue. Docs this foreshadow that
tho next object of Japanese ambition supposing the nation to be victorious over Russia will be the Philippines?"
Former Secretary of Navy Succumbs to a Second Operation
for Appendicitis Which the Surgeons Deemed
Necessary to Save His Life.
Now York. Feb. 2.-WllIiam Collins
Whltnev, former Secretary of the Navy,
died a "few minutes after 4 o'clock this
afternoon at his home. ST1 Fifth avenue,
in his sixty-fourth year! Ho died while
under the lntluoncc of ether, adminis
tered preparatory to a eocond operation
for appendicitis.
By his bedside wore his son, Harry
Payne Whitney, and his daughter, Dor
othy Whitney, as well as Dr. William
T. Bull, the chief , surgeon in attend
ance. Mr. Whitney was taken ill Friday
night at the performance of "Rlgolct
to" at the Metropolitan opera-house,
and had to leave before the opera ended.
Dr. Walter B, James, the Whitney
family physician, was summoned and
found that the condition of the patient
was such that after consultation an
(Coatlnut-d on. Pago 3.1
Sensational Break Causes Panic on the New York and Ne-
Orleans Markets While No Failures Are Re
ported, the Slump Ruined Many
New York, Fob. Z. Heavy selling and
a violent break in prices marked to
day's business in the cotton exchange,
the day's slump being even more sen
sational than the recent advances,
which have steadily sent cotton quota
tions upward until yesterday they
reached the highest level since 1S75.
Vnder the Inlluence of a number of
causes, the ohiof of which was the con
firmed report that Daniel J. Sully, th
supposed leader of tho upward move
ment, was about to take a vacation
and enhanced by the bellof of man;
operators that Its culmination had bcei
reached, quotations for all months col
lapsed to the extent of from $C to 38 pe
bale, and utter demoralization ruled Ii
the pit
No failures were reported, but th
violent fluctuations represent losses o
(Continued on Pago 3.),
although .ho had been to see Mr,
Machen's chief clerk about the matter,
he was never able to see Machen, who
always was busy.
At the outset eounjwl for the defenso
attacked the Integrity of the declara
tion prepared by the postofTico in
spectors and signed by the witness be
fore his arrest, and which was referred
to yesterday, alleging that three
erasures appeared ln it, each made with
different ink.
The witness insisted that he had ln
his house at the time only one bottle of
Counsel for the Government objected
to a question put by Mr. Douglas as to
whether or not Inspector Foanes, who
signed the declaration, had not been re
warded by being promoted to Machen's
Mr. Douglas contended that he wished
to show bias on tho part of tho Inspector
in preparing the document. The court,
however, ruled that the evidence was
not competent, unless Fosnee was in tho
The Government then took tho wit
ness, his crosa-examinatlon being con
ducted by Mr. Purdy, assistant Attorney-General,
of counsel for the prosecu
tion. Mr. Groff said that on the day he
called on Mr. Mnrcho at the Postofilce
deportment ln March, 1833, ho had not
particularly been told what Mnrcho had
to do with contracts. He saw other
officials as well. Mnrcho, he said, had
informed him that Machen was ln
He called several times, he testified,
but never got an opportunity to talk
with Machen, who always Eoemed busy.
For some time, ho said, he was unable
to secure the adoption of his device.
Continuing, he said he had several
talks with Marche, who seemed to bo
the? one in charge of matters of that
kind In the froe delivery division. Tho
two test boxes, he continued, had been
in use for over a year before tho first
order for fasteners was given.
He then repeated his testimony re
garding his first meeting with Lorenz,
ln the lounging-room of the Washing
ton postofilce In 1SS5, and then the con
versation which took place at that time,
nothing new being developed.
At that time Lorenz made the agree
ment for a half Interest. He said ho
did not hear Machen's name mentioned,
and did not know that Machen was in
an official position to influence the pur
chase of the fastener.
f WaBhingtfcn. Feb. 2. A story -V
4- printed In a Salt Lake paper that 4-
4- Mr. Van Cott, counsel for Senator 4-
4- Smoot, would return homo Is with- 4-
4- out foundation. Mr. Van Cott will 4-
4- remain hero for tho hearing- by the. 4-
4- Sonato committee. 4-
4- The names of tho witnesses for 4-
4- Smoot wcro not prosented to tho 4-
4- commltteo today, but probably will 4-
4- be. tomorrow. 4-
Money Will Be Used in Pan- H
ama Deal. H
Eftonoy Mnrkat Will NitcBo- H
Percentage of Public Deposits to So- 81
Called in Will Approximate 31
20 Per Cent, , . 81
Washington, Feb. 2 It la lhe--gener.il flH
expectation in administration circle? mII
that the Panama treaty will bo ratified filH
about the middle of the present month. Il
and In anticipation of that event Secre- IH
tnry Shaw soon will tako steps looking1 lH
to a recall of a portion of the public
funds now in the hands of tho Nationul jH
bank depositories. 4
Just what percentage of these publio
deposits will be called for ha3 not yet
been definitely determined, but there is
reason to believe that lt will approxl
mate 20 per cent, or &0,OCO,000.
The exact time when tho call will bo
made, of course, is not yet settled, Jn
view of tho uncertainty as to the data
of the ratification of the treaty, but no
tlcc to the banks in all probability will
be sent out as soon as possible after that
date. IH
No actual payments, however, are
likely to be made for at least a month jH
after the ratification, as it is expected
the Department of Justice will require IH
that much time in which to adjust and
settle the several small claims against 1
the canal property held In Colombia and
France, which this Government will see
arc liquidated and tho liens discharged.
at least beforo all of the $50,000,000 Is
Secretary Shaw declines to discuss tho
details of his plan of payment beyond
saying that the matter has been practi-
cally arranged In a manner which ln
sures the money market against dis- BV
turbance. In fact, it is believed that the
total payments growing out of the canal
purchase will be made without sending
abroad any actual cash whatever.
Dr. Beer, Who Conducted the Autopsy on Beutler, Says He . I
Died ' of Apoplexy and Not From Direct Vio- H
Ience at the Hands of Accused. IH
Fred Buetler, the old umbrella men
der, to whose murder George W. Mun
cy confessed Monday, Implicating two
othern, did not die of strangulation, a3
has been generally supposed, but of
apoplexy. This was the finding of Dr.
William F. Beer and Dr. George H.
Penrose, who performer an autopsy on
the body the day following the tragedy.
Dr. Beer preserved Buetler"3 larnyx
until less than two weeks ago, when, ln
making: a general clean-up of his office
for the purpose of getting rid of ac
cumulated trash not likely to over bo
of further use, the la-royx was dumped
Into the garbage bos with other relics
and sent to the crematory.
"I remember tho result of the autop
sy porfectly well," said Dr. Beer yes
terday. "I had charge of tho case, and
Dr. Penrose assisted mo and took tho
notc3. I am afraid that this record Is
also gone. Only a few days ago I went
through all the papers ln my office and
destroyed everything more than five
year3 old. except such things as I
; thought might be of some future use.
and I had long ago given up this case as
having dropped out of sight altogether.
But I knok what the record contained
and there is no likelihood of any dlf-
r Acuity being encountered from lack of
evidence on this point.
"There Is no doqbt," continued the
doctor, "that Buetler died of apoplexy,
superinduced by fright and the ex
f traordinary exertion incident (o his
struggle with the men who wanted to
rob him. The larnyx was in perfect
condition. There was a alight abrasion
of the portcrlor part of tho throat, from
which blood had ilowed slightly, but
this injury was In no wise serious.
Buetler fell against the front door of
0 his cabin after every one else had left
" the room, it having been necessary to
' shove the body aside before the door
could be opened. Tho supposition is
a that after Bueler's assailants hod been
" frightened away the old man arose
r from the bed. where they had thrown
a him, and walked to the door, probably
to give the alarm, when he was sud-
denly overcome by the stroke of upop
f lexy. My recolloctlon Is that the old
man's .work bench had .been upact In
the struggle that occurred. There was AV
a line strung across tho room, on which
were hanging cloths of various kinds
which the old man had washed and
hung there to dry. It was one of these HI
which the robbers seized to stuff down HJ
Buetler's throat." HJ
Richard Shannon, who was the first
ofilcer to reach the Buetler cabin after HJ
the crime had beon committed, also re- IJJ
members quite well the circumstances IHJ
surrounding the finding of the body, as HJ
well as the work of the police in trying HJ
to run down tho murderers.
"Capt. Esllnger and I were both at
headquarters when the telephone- nies- r HJ
sage came." said Mr. Shannon ba-st H
evening, "and as I was a little the ,M
swifter on foot I reached tho placo
ahead of the captain- Buetler's body
was lvlng against tho door and I had
to shovo it aside to mako my way into
the room. A cloth something like a tea
towel was ln the old man' mouth. I flj
pulled this out and ralsod thd body into H
a sitting posture and felt for the heart. j J
Finding that the man was dead I sent H
for an undertaker. HJ
"There is no' doubt In my mind that HJ
Muncy is telling a straight story about HJ
the crime. The police force at that HJ
time was positive that it was that HJ
crowd that did tho Job, but It was an- HJ
other thing to get the evidence. Al- 5 m
though thero were five men who stood , H
there and watched the two who went ' IHJ
out the front way, as they ran acrosc Jt HJ
the street, yet they made no attempt to HJ
stop them and wo were even unable to 1 HJ
get oven a reasonably good description ' H
of the supposed murderers." , H
Muncj'. the stalwart old soldier, who
startled the community with tho con
fesslon of his crime of seven ycara ago, J H
was In a cheerful mood yesterday, when '! HJ
eeen at the county JalL MI have had. a i ' H
good sleep for the first tlmo In all the IHJ
seven years," he said. "It Is a great ; HJ
load off my mind, I can tell you, and II f HJ
only wish that I had made a. clean ;i )i
breast of it loug ago." ' I1 H
Rice and Hunter, whom Muncy lm- 1 m
plicated as his partners ln the crime. H
were- not so cheerful and they refused j ! H
to take advantage of tho opportunity to ' f " H
gain peace of mind by following tho ex- ( h H
ample of the grizzled veteran. Mrs. H
Buetler, wife of the murdered man. who M mm
is held as a witness, was visited In Jail 1
bv her daughter, with whom she: hail ' HJ
j: tf-' '
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