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iS Vox,. XIYI. ;no. 335. Salt Lake City, Utah, Wednesday Mobotstg, Mat oft 16, 1904, . 12 PaGES. 7ivh csrrq :.
jv ' another duel between war fleets
1m One of the Russian Cruisers Badly Crippled in the Action Which Occurred
on SundayReport That Port Arthur Has Been Abandoned Pre
.: i mature, but Warships, it Ss Believed, Have Escaped.
!u LONDON, March 15. The report that Port Arthur had fallen is now con-
' ceded to have been premature. It doubtless arose over the fact that tho
I Japanese and Russian fleets had another engagement off Port Arthur on
Sunday. The dispatches contain few details of the engagement. According
to the story of a refugee who reached Tientsin Monday night, tho Russian
rhlps engaged a portion of Togo's squadron, the Russian protected cruiser
j Diana being badly damaged. About twenty shots from the heavy guns of tho
ships were exchanged.
- In connection with the reported evacuation of Port Arthur a dispatch
j from Toklo, dated today, says: !
i , "It is strongly believed here that the Russian fleet abandoned Port Ar
1 ' Ihur after tho fourth attack was made upon It by the Japanese fleet, and Is
il :ndenvoring to reach Vladivostok. Confirmation of this movement Is not ob-
fjj talnable from any reliable source, but recent scouting in the vicinity of Port
h Arthur has failed to reveal thcOprcsence of any Russian warships.
H "It seems logical enough that the Russians should attempt a dash for
1 Vladivostok, whero It is possible to dock larger ships, efTect a junction with
1 their armored cruiser squadron and secure a base for operations while pos-
I nesslng adequate land defenses. The hopelessness of continuing at Port Ar
thur Is manifest, while a dash for Vladivostok might succeed, contrary to
the opinion previously expressed. t
"Vice-Admiral Togo Is unwilling to run the risk of dividing his battle
ship squadron, and continues to operate the six battleships together. If the
Russians should make an attempt to reach Vladivostok, it is behoved they
will try a dash through the Korean straits rather than enter the Japan sea
. ihroucrh the Sugaru straits."
1 According to a Correspondent of the Dally Mail at Newchwang, Gen.
1 Kuropatkin lias wired Lieut.-Gen. Stoessel that ho must hold Port Arthur with
M :he present garrison. J
The Daily Express correspondent at Berlin gives an alleged official intlma-
H lion from the Russian Embassador, Count -Osten-Sacken, that Vice-Admiral
1 Makaroff has mined all the coast of the peninsula at Port Arthur, tho sltua-
I :ion of the mines extending three miles seaword.
1 A correspondent of the Dally Telegraph at Ylnkow says the Japaneso
I I again attacked Port Arthur March 12th as a challenge .for VIce-Admlral
Makaroff to come out and light.
During the heavy bombardment, tho correspondent says the Japanese
I cvere in a position of safety from the fortress. The Russian casualties arnount-
I sd to 300 killed and wounded. The correspondent adds that this Is authentic.
lH IS! " J015020 s OBJS BEING
jjl fl U tr "USED BY JAPANESE. 4
Kg!!! ! 4- The statement of Gen. Zilinoky
flBli(' ) ., - that tho Russians found poisoned -
Wuv 'A 4 swords left " lnc fleeing Japanese
HUhr M 'J has aroused much comment. Sim- 4-
wKKES 1 ( 'l.1' 4- Har swords were used by the Chi-
Bwj- : I i 1 4 nes0 during- the Boxer rebellion, os-
He&B ; 1 4- peclally Jn Manchuria, and tho
RR ; " 4- .slightest wound inflicted by thorn
HwJB 4- proved fatal Tho use of such 4-
Hfrft ' J 4- weapons is prohibited hy the frC--
Bwjl i4 tj 4- neva and The Hague conventlonn. -f
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MUKDEN, March 15. (From a Rus
sian correspondent of the Associated
Press.) The machinery for the advance
&r the Russian forces is working
smoothly from Harbin southward. The
running of passengers trains has been
resumed and Russian families are pro
ceeding on their .way to Europe without
confut'ion. Severely cold weather, ac
sompanied by blizzards and snowstorms,
has been followed by a succession of
fine days. Tho health and spirits of the
troops are good.
Information has been received at
headquarters to the effect that the Japa
nese are strengthening their positions in
Gen. Llnevltch,, acting commander of
I ' h s' v ;:-'f: 'L
r--r-t"4-4-'H-4- 4 HUM) 4v-H--H4H
the Ruosian forces In Manchuria,
visited headquarters he: e on Sunday.
Gen. Zilinsky, who Is to succeed Gen.
Pflug. VIcoroy Alexleff's chief of staff,
arrived here March 10th.
Grand Duke Cyril arrived here today
on hl9 way to Port Arthur.-whlther he
Is going to act as chief of the squad
ron flntrshln.
TIEN TSIN, March 15 The hasrte of
"POSTAL department gets another
fj In Discussing Postoffice Appropriation Bill, House Members
H Advert to the Bristow Report 'and Turn Their Vials
1 of Wrath Upon That Individual and
BBt J WASHINGTON, March 15. During
HfthV ,lm the discussion of the -postofrice appro- ,
BO prlatlon bill today the recent report of
BWi M the Postofl1ce department regarding
Bl!W Wt Congressional solicitation of clerk hire
K1f?J :mL allowances and rental of quarters to the
MpPm, lm Government, was-" again brought up.
IttlnlSil! U Ir" GrlBes oI Georgia got Into an
BBrl ifwiJB argument with Mr. Cooper of Wiscon-
Erl KtWdMI hIii as to the authorship of the docu-
SRu TtH ment, and insisted, over the protest of
5",'fH arr Cooper, that it was prepared under
SwilJnL He defended the committee, of which
BK$jf8i States is too powerful and too great
BHilBI t0 convlcL any man b' a suPPress!cm
BBtMltB tne facts. lie said the mcn;bcrs of the
nfepnB House, after threats to "tear the roof
''vIvSBmWi off tne dePartmc"nt'V lia(1 turncd tal1 al1
twBw"'' stjUed that the department should in-
iliHW a lr. Burton (O.) delivered a care-
rJtiiilivll fully prepared upeech on the question
fcW1lla 1 0 of Increases ln national expenditures
Tfllfiwlll wil and WLrne(1 t,,e House against extra'va-
Bnftll' 'ySl KfTho' right of the President to utilize
RraJlKjB ftlfl the yachts Mayflower and Sylph was
rariflC JtH questioned by Mr. Cochran (Jlo.), who
arguc-d that tliere was no authority of
law for 1L
.The claim of the letter carriers for
increased pay also was espoused by Mr.
Cromer (Ind.) Ho spoke of the In
sufficiency of the pay of the rural moll
carriers, and said tliey should not b6
denied the privilege of acting as agents
for newspapers.
"At whose Huggestlon was it," In
quired Mr. Mann, "that this privilege
has been denied?"
Mr. Cromer said It came from Fourth
Assistant Postmaster-General Brlstow
Until the status of rural letter car
riers should be fixed and their pav in
creased, he thought they jhould be al
lowed to serve newspapers to the pa
trons of the rural routes.
Mr. Gaines (Tenn.) was in favor of
tho proposition If tho rural mall car
riers were given the right to solicit
oubscrlptlona of newspapers, and not
for any one publication, and to transact
for any other business for the patrons
of the route.
Discussing the prohibition ln the bill
against rural carriers nfter July 1,.19(H,
soliciting business or receiving orders
of any kind, from any' person, firm or
corporation. Mr. Griggs, (Ga.), a mem
I her of the committee, said If these car
riers were permitted to act as agents
J he wanted the law so framed that the
j carrier would not become a dictator as
XContlnuod on Pago 9.)
ST. PETERSBURG, March 15-Gen.
Kuropatkin expects to reach Mukden
March 26th, and everything will be side
tracked In order to get him to the front
on schedule time.
The General bears an autograph letter
from the Emperor to Viceroy Alexicff,
to whom he will report. It is under
stood that the Viceroy then will turn
over the entire direction of the land op
erations to Gen. Kuropatkin, who will
transmit his reports to tho Emperor
through the Viceroy, but practically
this Is only the point on which Viceroy
Alexleff will maintain superiority.
Gen. Kuropatkin had his plan of cam
paign practically perfected before he
left here for the far East. Ho re
turned to SL Petersburg quietly from
his country home and his presence here
was not known for four days. These
four days he devoted to the elaboration
of his plans, in conjunction with his
staff and with the aid ot the Informa
tion ln possession of the Ministry of
"War, as well as of the special reports
from the theater of wnr.
A superstitious Idea prevails here that
Gen. Kuropatkin ' will signalize his
birthday, which will occur on March
SOth, and which Is also his patron
saint's day, with some Important acL
On account of the dilllculty of hous
ing the vast number of troops poured
into Mukden 1-1,000 have been sent for
ward within the past few days toward
the Yalu river us reinforcements for the
7000 troops already at Kuwm and Anju,
and the stream of soldiers from Euro
pean Russia is now being held at Harbin.
tho British and American gunboats to
leave Newchwang, while the intentions
of the Japanese are unknown, and
while consular Jurisdiction and tho
full treaty nort rlqhts pf neutrals are
unquestioned, thus prematurely aban
doning the protection heretofore main
tained, has provoked, the indignation of
residents and an ofTldal protest has
been made to the United States Govern
ment. This was done especially in view of
the action of the Japanese In placing
their consulate and other property un-
being Imitated by the Ruslsans trans
ferring, as Indicated In previous dis
patches, their extensive bank, consular
and also civil administration proper
ties to the French, thereby rendering
the Russian, Japanese and other Inter
ests alike neutral. The protest was also
(Continued on Pago 2.)
Emperor of Germany Trods
Historic Ground in Old Cas
tile and Is Given Royal Wel
come by the By King.
VIGO. Spain, March 15. The North Ger
man LJoyd atcamor Koenlg Albort, with
Emperor William of Germany aboard, ar
rived hero at 2 o'clock today. The town
and river wero en fete.
Tho Emporor received the representa
tives of ICJng Alfonso and tho town au
thorities aboard the "vessel.
An hour later tho Eaiperor boarded tho
cruiser Frlederlch Karl, which ln the
meantime had arrived, and hoisted tho im
perial flor thereon.
King Alfonso, who did not arriva at
Vigo until 4 o'clock. Immediately sent the
Minister of Marino to greet Emporor Wil
liam and at u o'clock ho personally boarded
tho Frlederlch Karl.
Tho liuervlow botwecn tho monarchB
lasted forty-flvo minutes.
At 7 o'clock Emperor William loft tho
cruiser to return KIiik Alfonso's visit.
Tho river Is Illuminated and hundreds
of bonfires aro burning on tho surrounding .
AUGUSTA, Ga.. March 15. Er-
-f LlouL-Gov. James II. Tillman, re-
contly acqulttod of murder for the.
killing of Editor N. G. Oonzales of
Columbia, S. C. will announce his
-4- candidacy for CoDgress In an Inter-
4- view in tho Auguata Chronicle to-
-f morrow.
Ho will stand for th scat mad -f-
4- vacant by death of ConRrcss- -f
4- mnn G. W. Ofpft ot South Carolina, -f
-4- The dead ConnTtBsman was at ono
-f tlmo the law partner of Mr. Tillman 4-
4- and wu3 Ids leading1 counsel In tho 4-
4- murdnr trial. 4-
4- 4- 4-. ,--. 4 4-4-4-4-
Tribune Bureau,
National Hotel. V
WASHINGTON, D. C, March 15. J
Senator Warren, who has been urging
the reclamation service board to ap
portion funds for building the Irriga
tion projects on the North Platte river
in Wyoming, again dlucussed the mat
ter today with Director Walcott and
Chief Engineer Newell, who have Just
received a report from Engineer Field
showing the result of his latest Investi
gation and research along the stream
In question. Tho Pathfinder project,
which contemplates the erection of a
dam ln Platte River canyon between
Wlndover and Hartvllle. is pronounced
the most feasible project, and while the
actual apportionment of funds for this
work has not been made, Senator War
ren Is encouraged In the belief, from his
Interview with the reclamation ofllcers
today, that the apportionment will soon
be mado and that work on the project
will commence during tho present fiscal
The Senato Committee on Indian Af-
' ' Tribune Bureau, )
National Hotel. L
WASHINGTON, D. C. March 15. j
WASHINGTON, March 15. If the
people of the country were the Jurors
and loiters many of them have written
could be counted as ballots, the ques
tion whether Reed Smoot of Utah Is a
proper person to occupy a seat In the
United States Senate would soon be
settled. These letters, which members
of the committee and other Senators
recclvo dally ln numbers from all parts
of the country, are all for the removal
of the Senator.
The conditions disclosed by President
Smith, Apostlo Lyman and others upon
the witness stand are regarded by tho
country as appalling. Tho lcsBon taught
by the defiant utterances' of the head of
the dominant church, his repeated
declarations of his open violation of
the lawn of a sovereign State, can have
but ono meaning to his followers, und
that Is emulation.
"I defy tha law; I Uvo in opon viola
England's Premier Suffers Defeat in the House of
Commons, but, Contrary to Expectations, Refuses
to ResignExciting Scenes Follow Vote Which
Marks the Near End of His Power.
LONDON, March 13. Premier Bal
four's Government today was defeated
In the House of Commons by the com
bined Liberal and Nationalist vote. This
roverse was due to thp prohibition by
Mr. Wyndham. Secretary for Ireland, of
the teaching of Gaelic ln the Junior
grades of the Irish Nationalist schools.
Mr. Balfour, although defeated by a
majority on this question, does not regard-
the vote as ono of want of con
fidence, and he will not resign on this
account. His determination not to re
sign was strengthened by the fact that
shortly after the foregoing defeat he
was able to secure a majority of 25.
The failure of the Government to
carry the House with It on a question
of purely administrative policy ln Its
Irish departments Is generally admitted
to greatly weaken its already waning
prestige with tho country, although It
is thought probable that any Imme
diate dissolution will not ensue. In
the House of Commons, to use the
words of a prominent member of the
opposition, "tho artillery Government
arsenals would not make them surren
der office."
Premier Balfour regards it as one of
the cs8entlal principles of his party to
hold on to the reins of government, for
the present, at any rate. What he may
do after Easter still remains ln doubt.
The blow administered today makes the
Premier's task of holding his party to
gether doubly difficult, and many sup
porters of the Government frankly said
tonight that they favored an early dis
solution of Parliament, rather than
again undergo the humiliation expe
rienced today.
"Those terrible Irish," as they aro
described for the moment by the Union-
Uintah Reserve Will Be Thrown Open at the Appointed
Time Providing ths Utah Authorities Have the
Survey Work Rushed and Concluded.
Hon of divine revelation given to my
predecessor as president of the church,
and I am not molested. Go thou and
do likewise."
This Is the way tho testimony given
before - tho committee Is interpreted
here, and it is believed that It Is the
fairs today struck out the amendment
to the Indian supply bill which extends
the time for the opening of the Uintah
reserve. The bill will b sent to a con
ference committee and the Senate will
Insist upon Its action standing.
Senator Smoot was beforo the com
mittee ajid explained the situation. It
now virtually remains with the people
of Utah to say whether the reserve
shall be opened at the date llxed by
law, October 1st next. If they can
bring pressure to bear upon the Surveyor-General
of Utah so a? lo Induce
him to push the work of survey, the
allotment of land will also be complet
ed ln tlmo and the re?ervo opened iu
Judge Hllcs, who was a witness ln the
Smoot case, left far Salt Lake City to
day. Cora D. Noely has been commissioned
postmaster at Richardson. Utah, nnd Wil
liam H. Thornton at Plymouth, Utah.
The ultc of tho postofflco at Sussex,
Johnson county, Wyo.. has boon changea
and Alia D. Finch appointed postmaster.
A new poatofdeo lias been cstabllshod at
Difficulty, Carbon county, Wyo., und
Ollvo EIU3 dcslgnatod pOBtma-stor.
Star norvlco on routo from Spanish Tork
to Sal.m, Utah, will on tho 20th Inst, b
increased to sovon times a week.
way it Is lntonded to have It Interpreted -ln
Mormon communities.
. -
Eastern pooplo axe appalled nt tho -
disclosures. They believed that the -
"twin relio" had ben blotted out; that -
the high chiefs of the Mormon hlcr- "
archy wero sincere when, nearly four-
teen years ago. they promised to obey
the law of tho church as commanded n
by God through Wllford Woodruff and -
by him promulgated to the church. I
They now know thoy were deceived. I
Knowing this, however, they cannot -
understand why It Is that tho peoplo of -
Utah havo not acted at home; why "
thoso violators of the law have not been
prosocutod DJid punished. j
... q
A well-known Washlngtonlan, who is -J
(Continued on Pago 2.)
. -f -
VANCOUVER, B. C, March. 16. There is a great scare In the
4- Northwest Territories ovor the Mormon Invasion. Hundreds of fol- 4- 4
lowers of Mormonism, it Is said, aro settling in Alberta and the new- -f
comers are sending for more of their associates. .!
In a sermon delivered at Edmonton last Sunday Rov. D. G. Mc- I ".
Quoon, ono of the most noted divines in tho Canadian West, made a "
strong attack on Mormonlsm. Ho declared that there is undoubtedly
-f proof that tho Mormons aro aiming to control tho Government of 4- "
the Territories, and ho strongly urged tho pooplo of other sections 4- f
4 to be watchful of tho growth of Mormonism in this country. It is il- 4-
4 legal to practice polygamy in Canada. 4- -i.
. . if-A A. dbeh At-b-tob & &.' Hr db'-3rdB :
Ists, were entirely responsible for Mr.
Balfour's defeat. On the question of
Catholic education Monday night the
Nationalists had voted with the Union
ist Government, but even while so
doing they were planning the downfall
of tho Conservatives. This afternoon
the mine so ingeniously laid was set
off with a success that thrilled th?
country. The strategy with which the
whole coupe was planned and the scenes
that marked Us culmination recalled
the times when Gladstone and Parnell
waged a titanic strugglo In the same
When the House of Commons met at
2 o'clock this afternoon the metropo
lis was steeped In Its usual murky
tranquillity. Scattered throughout the
clubs, hotels nnd restaurants, the
'Unionist commoners languidly dls
cuBscd the war news and everything but
polltlos. All thought thnt the Irish
members would take up the whole of
the Parliamentary afternoon with a
verbOHO discussion of a question of but
little interest except to the speakers
themselves. In this society of the lunch
con hour hordes of newspaper boys
suddenly appeared, yelling "the Gov
ernment defeated."
Tho early papers only gave the fig
ures of tho voting on division, and
readers were loft to guess whether or
not the Government had resigned. A
wild rush was made for the House of
Commons, and many elderly members
ran half a mile or more, while others
drove recklessly to Westminster.
Within the House of Commons itsolf
Ktrunge scenes were being enacted. An
unusually short list of questions had
brought on tho business of the day
nenrly half an hour ahead of the usual
time. Then, languidly, the Houfle re
solved itself into a committee of sup
' ply to discuss the v6te for Irish edu
cation, which had already been de
bated. Profound peace reigned, and
there was not a sign of the coming Par-
aiamcniary storm, except to the few
initiated, who keenly watched the whis
pered conference taking place between
the Irish whips.
John Redmond made a complaint about
the prohibition of Gaelic ln the sohools,
but instead of a long speech which it
would seem that ho had prepaml. Judg
ing by the volume of notes In hand, th :
Irish' trader said only a fow words. Mr BM
Wyndltam replied wtlh oquul brevity, ami nil
It was evident hp was saving himself for Blj
a string of protests from other Irish mem- 1 Jt'
bers. D9 1
The treasury bench was dceertt-d. sae
for tho Chief Secretary for Ireland, m d
thrfeo of his Junior colleagues, and barely j '
twenty ' supporters of the Government ' 1
were In their places. Opposite was John 1
Morley with Herbert Gladstone and Rich- Hj I
ard Knight Causton, the Liberal whips
These snt In solemn nllunc' on the front '
bench, with a sprinkling of Liberals be
hind them. Sir Henry Campbell Banner- ,
man, tho leader of the Liberal party, was
absent. Mr. Balfour cbattud ni&rrlly In
the spectators' gallery with a friend. Tht n
a bolt fell.
No one rosn to rely to Mr. Wyndham,
the Irish party for once utilised sllnc-1 '
as lt3 deadliest weapon. Mr. Redmond ! II
had said there wiro to bo no speeches L :
and though the rank nnd file of the Na- 1
(Continued on Pago 2.)
WASHINGTON. March lu.-The
House Committee on Military Affairs
today agreed on four sites for military
camp grounds and authorized a favora
ble report on a bill for their purchase.
Provision also is made for tho enlarge
ment of tho Chattanooga and Chiclca
mnuga national parks by the acquisition
of 10,000 acres of land at a cost of $100.
000. The camp sites selected are: At or
near Fort Sam Houston, Bexarko, Tex.,
Celebrated Violinist Made Tar- '
get for Vent of Czech Hatred K
In Vienna Musician Com-
polled to Fleotar His Life. j
VIENNA, March 13. German-Czech race I
hatred led to a serious riot at Ling, the r
capital of Kapt Austria, today, where a J
mob of infuriated Germans in revenge for j
tho lll-'.rcatment of their coti patriots at j
Prague, stormed the hall In which Jan J
Kubollk, tho Bohemian violinist, was giv-
Ing a concert, compelling Kubellk to sock j
safoty in flight. il
Tho manager had boon warned to cancel j J
the engagement, but ho declined to do si. I
Boforc tho doors wore opened the mob I
attacked the carriage of the District Go- j i
crnor. Count Wickenburg, with atones and j i
tho Dollce had difficulty In protecting th j I
Count from personal injury. I
Whllo the concert wus In, progress a .
howling mob outside the hall made Ihc li
music inaudible. ;Ij
Some officers came out of tho hall and 11
reproached the mob for uch disturbances fP
The mob then forced tho police cordon, in- x
vaded tho hall, smashed the riecoratlw I
mirrors and threw missiles at Kubellk. ft
Tho concert was then stopped and the IT
audlonco dispersed amidst a fire of offcii-
jjIvo epithets. H
Tiio domoiiBtratlons were continued out j
side tho hotel where Kubollk was staying '
and tho police, aided by the Mayor, hat. i
some difficulty In dispersing the mob. i(
where from 1S.000 to 25.000 acres are to (j
bo acquired at a cost of 5125,000.
Camp Douglas, In Juneau and Monroe
counties, Wisconsin, 20.000 acres at a
C03t of S100.000.
Conewago valley. In Lebanon, Dau
phin and Lancaster counties, ln Penn- - (
sylvania, 1S.000 acrea at a cost of 5300.- , '
000. )
The J. N. Henry ranch, San Luis
Obispo county, California, 22,000 acres
at a cost of $500,000.
The bill provides that no permanent ,
I military post shall be established on i
any of these sites. j
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Tho Right Hon. Arth-r B-lf-r. "I say I If you 50 on shrinking like -fr
wo'll liavo to cut short your engagements and quit business." a
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