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; XJII- yo 24- Salt Lao City, Utah, Tuesday Moionyft May 10, 1904, 12 paGE3,Fiv Cents ' l
ijUssiae Warships Attempt to j
Evade Japs In Sea f Japm f
If ON'DON. Mny 10. The Daily Telegraph's Seoul correspondent says: "It is believed here that f
J a" portion of the Russian Vladivostok licet has been successfully shut out and is now in the t
,U Sea of Japan trying to evade the Japanese. " t
" The Tokio correspondent of ihc Daily Chronicle says that 15.000 Russians are retiring from t
IVeirchwanff to Lino Yang.
The correspondent says tJiat Chinese bandits have destroyed the road to Taski Chia and (o
Lj (jhcDK. Tnski Cllia is lbo junction r the Xewchwang branch of the Port Arthur-Mukden 5
toote, antl Hai Cheng is farther north on the main line. The Russians are making a new road. J
J 'The correspondent adds that bandits have attacked and ml other parts of the railroad,
(wd points oat that the capture of Dalny will enable the Japanese to cut oil Tort Arthur's elec-
IN THET WANT
lators Object to Promi
inceof Their Rflassachu-
iux Cannon Explains Why
jjfrelt Is the Issue, and the
I Besult of It.
il to Tho Tribune.
jASHINGTON". May 0. 'Too
' such Lodge" Is the burden of
. i complaint that breaka out
frequently among Republicans,
star Lodge's virtual selection for
isairqf the Committee on Resolu
afor the national convention has
ftuti many of his colleagues in the
tL There may nottbe any other
ib; on the committee, as it is un
icd Senator Spooner, Senator
!'pand Senator Plait of Connecti
t Intend to serve In a aubordi
spacllr frith Lodge. s
H Popular With Senators.
&P- Is not popular with the other
ferr, and this may result in a
ipefplan so far as Lodge is con
o,for while he is recognized as the
Kil friend of the President, the
shsROjdesire to cause discord by
Mm to the front,
said that Senator Lodge Is carry
liratt of the platform around with
W one critic goes so far as to say
;JJ believes Lodge takes' it to
blm. Lodge, by the way,
KflMng to "concise" or "precis:"
eaU, and how he can write a
that will conform to the Presl
I'litts Is a marvel.
wrnuch Lodge" has given the
r,t trouble before, and while he
1 L Lnow 1L iXt- many of his
TOh that the President might
;.!58ted somebody else for chalr-
the Committee on Resolutions.
Rsncans who have been in confer
,"n the- President say they in
B Co all they can to give promir
' Ihe tarlfT. but they are con
ip!01" BreaL ,6se will be Theo
itwsevflt. They declare they are
W of that issue and are pre
rceet the enemy upon it.
fvelt Will Be the Issue,
i," Cannon put the case very
Wrf: oosavclt himself at the
rl i8 'Jurine the recent Sunday
jlgwerence After a good deal of
ihi-w i tarlfC Question and the
io iiKcly to play jn the campaign
Ident, it I had the job of
s m over I don't deny that I
you In some small par-
S T.,?U,are t0 ,JC the chief, the
ttiH,e in lhe coming political
to n 1 re "ilehtly glad of the
UnS ou,rr Democratic friends
Bound. We'll lick them out of
Set L epublln majo(-ity In
'&tte??T If tne democrats
t'tw for,ft"y consen-ative
itiUm ,ay be abl& to Put up a
! ihretcn Ilcpiblican con-
V 2 or ifro.nt tne leat danKr
! taffin .S8LnK the House for
1 boi?- V Ch nelps u,e Kepub
!iit Bn,lloyer8 and working-
I5 Ordered Withdrawn.
W forma o hdra from entry
184 8 iftJ sections 28,
Un6 Pu5o2 hdrawnl 13 madQ
HiMttn conn i e mi,e nortn oC
nvechlH"lnB w- Hanlan.
and Sr ' Wfl8 overturned.
K Chlldren werc
W .'ceral hours' effort.
Relic China's Ruler
Over Ifiifas W
Masslvo Gold Seal, Priceless Treasure
of Ancient Chinese Dynasty, Is
Found in Siin Francisco.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 'J. A
massive gold seal, worth In
trinsically 5000, and one of
the priceless treasurers of an
cient Chinese dynasty, It if claimed,
haft been offered for sale in this city to
a local smelting company. "Word was
sent from there to the Chinese Consul
General. He deciphered the worn in
scriptions upon it and declared that it
was one of the most valuable relics o
an ancient Chinese dynasti'. lie said
the gold came from the great range of
the Khinga mountains and the sands of
the Gobi desert and waa gathered by
hand from the rocks and channels more
than -1000 years ago.
Melted and rellned into a solid mans,
the artisans of those ages carved the
inscriptions upon the gold that have
formed the ofilclal seal of the dynasty
for thousands of years, until more mod
ern times and a great sway caused a
new Imperial sea td be developed. Then
the seal was delegated to the nearest
nephew of the Emperor as his official
signature. The seal was subsequently
withdrawn from stalo by Its present
owner, who claims to have picked It up
in China. It Is said the Chinese Con-sul-General
has guaranteed the pay
ment of $10,000 for It, which is twice its
intrinsic value if melted up. .
Finds Her father
in Ohio Prison
Woman Searches Twenty-Four Years,
and Then Discovers Parent a
1OLKDO, O., May 9. After search
ing twenty-four years to locate
her father, Mrs'. Mamie Couslno
of this city located him in the an
nex to the Ohio State penitentiary
awaiting to be electrocuted In a short
time for murder. "When -1 years of
age Mrs. Couslno's mother idled, and
she and a brother nnd sister were
placed In an . orphan asylum in Cin
cinnati. Some time afterward they
were separated, and to this day she
had not seen another member of her
A few days ago a local paper printed
a list of the prisoners in the peniten
tiary who were awaiting the death
penalty for their crimes. The list In
cluded the name of "Bill' Nichols, and
the mere coincidence led Mrs. Couslno
to write the warden for his history,
as that was her father's name. She
related the story of her life, "and the
result was that the prisoner was Iden
tified as her father, whom she had not
seen since she was 4 years old,
The letter was shown to the father,
and when he had finished reuding it he
broke down and cried like a child. The
father had succeeded in locating his
two other ohildrdn, and a family re
union will likely be held in the peniten
tiary within a few days.
Nichols was sentenced for murdering
Alfred Mlmerd for his money at Ken
ton, O.. some months ago. Lfrs. Cous
lno is 29 years of age aud has lived in
Toledo for ten years.
Advised to Be on fad
Organized Band Actively at
Work in Several of Arid
Scheme Is to Give Inside Information
Regarding- Irrigation Works by
Special to Tho Tribune.,
WASHINGTON, D. C. May 9. Tho
Geological Survey today Issued tho
following warnirig to homescekors
in tho several zones whero Irriga
tion prospects avo in contemplation:
"An organized band of swindlers is
actively at work in several Western
States, notably Utah, North and South
Dakota, and also operating to a lesser ex
tent In tho East. These sharpers have
solccted as easy victims prospective homc
scckers who are gTeatly Interested In tho
various reclamation projects undertaken
by the Government.
"By means of advertisements cleverly
worded. In which they claim to have se
cured inside information regarding the
plans of the engineers, and by tho display
of alleged copies of Government maps und
surveys, they huvo been successful In dup
ing many unwary hoineseckers. For a
consideration of from $50 to ?2CO these
swindlers guaj-antee to locate settlers
upon tho bcyt irrigable lands under the
"Notwithstanding that tho Government
some time ago Issued a circular warning
tho people against being taken in by just
such frauds, tho swindling goes right
along and the sharks are reaping a rich
harvest. It should be clearly understood
that these sharpers have no inside infor
mation. Their maps are mere township
plats, or rouh drafts such as can be ob
tained from the land ofllce. The swindlers
have no data other than any Intending
settler can obtain upon request of the de
partment. "The lands under those Government
projects are withdrawn from all entry ex
cepting honiostoad before any actual work
of construction Is ordered, and the sec
retary Is by law required to outline the
size and location of each farm. Until the
plans nro completed for construction nnd
the contract has been let for the works.
It Is Iinposlsblo to state with any degree
of accuracy "what the cost of the water
will be or what lands will bo Irrigated.
Settlers who make tilings based on the
Information received from thuse swindlers
will not only loso the money paid out. but
are liable later to ilnd the lands are not
Included In the Government's proposed
Hvstem. and thus will have exhausted
their homestead ontry upon worthless
land. Whi-n tb proper time comes for
throwing opon to homestead entry the
lands under thcsc'Krcat Irrigation projects,
the Sccrotary of tho Interior will give duo
notice through the public press. Until
such announcement It will not be safe for
settlers to locate upon those lands."
Shot by Hold-TJps.
BASIN. Mont.. May 9. William Ax
tell, a local saloon-keeper, was shot and
killed last night by three unknown
men who tried to hold up his saloon
which was empty at the time Tho
murderers escaped, securing nothing.
"Wonderful Bravery Shown by Brit
ish Soldiers in the Battle at
Tl2V YORK. May 9. Details of the
battle of May 6 between the Brlt-
lsh expedition and natives of
Tibet recounted In a dispatch
from the Times correspondent at Maro
Pass, Tibet, show that the action took
place at an elevation of 10,000 feet
above the sea level. It wa.s the out
come of ah attack on Col. Yotinghus
band and his escort at early dawn on
Thursday by S00 men from Dong Tso.
The attacking force arrived at Gyang
Tse at midnight, the approach being
with the utmost secrecy.
The garrison under command of Maj.
Murray, behaved with great gallantry
and beat off tho attack successfully, al
though the pick of the men and nearly
all the senior, officers had been taken
for an expedition to Karalola.
Engagement With Tibetans Took
Place Ten Thousand Feet Above
"When Col. Brandes with his rifles
camped on the pass Thursday night
1G0O Tibetans wera holding a wall
three 'miles ahead. Their position was
well flanked and elaborate preparations
had been made for the hurling down of
rocks from both sides of the gorge.
The enemy, after obstinate resistance,
were cleared from the wall. Two San
gars well defended held back the ad
vance for two hours, during most of
which time a pelting hailstorm was Jn
The casualties of the 'Tibetans dur
ing the actual fight were about seventy
five and probably us many again were
lost during the pursuit by the mounted
infantry, who have not returned. Capt.
Belhune, who'was among the five Brit
ish killed, fell while leading hb men to
the attack on the wall. 1
let's ihe Talk Among
Parker and Hearst Are
Likely to Hamstring
With These Two -Out of the Way,
the Receptive Candidates
3peclal to Tho Tribune.
WASHINGTON, May 9. Republi
can leaders incline to the opin
ion that Judge Parker's boom
for the Democratic nomination
Is sagging badly; and that his nomina
tion docs not look as probable as a few
weeks ago. Southern and "Western pa
pers vlrhich formerly were favorable to'
his candidacy now are criticising him
and his surroundings In the New York
It is also noted that prominent Demo
crats, who a few weeks ago declared
that Parker was the assured candidate
of their party, now admit that there Is
grave doubt If the New Yorker can se
cure the necessary number of votes in
the convention. There are excellent
reasons for believing that Senator Gor
man will assume a prominence in the
deliberations of the SL Louis conven
tion which has been unexpected by
the party for some time, although It
will be in accord with the plans which
the Maryland Senator has cherished
almost from the beginning.
"Arthur Pue Gorman and Charles A.
Towne"," is the latest Democratic ticket
suggested, and there are many Indica
tions that tlio.M.njyland politician is
playing a shrewd game, with a view to
securing Towne's influence with the
Bryan element of the party.
Gorman Not Losing Time.
Mr. Gorman has never for a moment
believed himself out of the race for the
Presidency. All his efforts are bent
toward preventing enough States in
structing for Parker to win the nomina
tion. Mr. Gorman's purpose, almost from
the llrst, has been to encourage a sit
uation In the St. Louis convention
where the bitterness between the
Hearst and Parker factions would elim
inate the possibility of either candi
date receiving two-thirds vote. Under
such conditions a compromise candi
date would necessarily be selected, and
the Marylander sees no reason why lie
should not be the man.
Th'ls end could be attained with cs-.
peclal ease if the Gorman lighters were
In a position to make a proposition to
the Bryanlles' which would Insure
their support, and the offer of the
nomination for Vice-President to
Towne seems, to present alluring pos
sibilities In this direction.
Mr. Gorman's friends are doing hard
work to prevent the instruction for
either Hearst or Parker. The Parker
platform is used effectively in the West,
especially that plank which declares
that "corporations chartered by the
State. must be subject to State control,"
and Mr. Bryan's recent condemnation
of the New York platform is bearing
Cleveland a Possibility.
Friends of Mr. Cleveland are once
more suggesting the availability of the
former President. Cleveland himself
is taking great pains to explain those
of his acts which caused criticism when
he was in the White House, and is in
many ways exhibiting an interest in
public affairs which those Democrats
who would prefer to see him remain in
Who nucceeds Charles M, Schwab an
member of the Finance committee of
the United States steel corporation. Mr.
Phlpps 13 a Carnegie man- .
Attempted Lifo of Millionaire.
John D. Rockefeller, Jr., Into whose Bible classroom a crank with a re
volver gained entrance In an attempt to shoot the young millionaire.
the retirement of Princeton regard with
The promptness with which Mr.
Cleveland writes letters denying that
he ever entertained a negro In the
White House, the zeal wrfli which he
defends the bond Issues under his' ad
ministration, are interpreted by a good
many observers here as meaning that
his lightning rod Is up. It Is an open
secret that the former President is the
man Mr. Roosevelt and his friends most
fear as the opposition candidate.
But even a slight deflection of Dem
ocratic affections toward Mr. Cleve
land will not disturb the Gorman lead
ers, for they are confident that the ex
Prcfident can never overcome the bit
ter opposition of the Bryan-Hearst ele
ment in the party, although a tempo
rary boom for him might have the ef
fect of diverting some of the Parker,
j Break .Not Caused
r by Ad of God
Demurrer of Denver Union1 Water
Company in Damage Suit Is
DENVER, May 9 In the litigation
arising from the breaking of the
Chcesman dam above Buffalo
park several years ago, Judge
Johnson of the District court today
overruled tho demurrer of the Denver
Union Water company, defendant,
pleading that the break was caused by
the act of God;, that the company had
not been proven guilty of negligence
In building or maintaining the dam, j
and that it should be held immune from
Judge Johnson in his opinion holds
that the builders of reservoirs are lia
ble for all Injuries or damages caused
by the collapse of a dam constructed
by them. About $100,000 worth of Colo
rado & Southern railway property was
destroyed by the breaking of the
Chcesman dam and the railroad com
pany Is suing to recover damages.
Twelve' Tons Gold
Melted at lit
Mass Will Be Converted Into Double
Eagles ia Coinago Department
PHILADELPHIA. May 9. Twelve
tons of virgin gold were today re
duced to a molten state at tho
United States mint here. At the
isame time the coinage department be
gan tho work of converting the mass
Into golden eagles. Tomorrow twelve
more tons will be melted and within
the next few days about 12,000.000 will
be coined. Most of the gold came from
New York In bullion The melting of
twelve tons in one day is said to break
all records for mint smelting
Took teste Acid,
Prominent Business Man of,Black-
foot, Idaho, Commits Suicido
in His Boom.
Special-to Tho Tribune.
BLACKFOOT. Ida.. May. 9. TL A.
Mondachcln, proprietor of the icadlns Jew
elry store and prominent in local business-circles,
committed uulclde today by
taking a largo dose of pruaale acid. Be
yond tho fact that ho had been drinking
quite hard since Friday, thero Is no cause
known for his awful act, which came as
a shock to the community. His business
uffalm were In good condition.
Moudscheln came hero about fourteen
years ngo and opened a Jewelry ntore,
which he has conducted ever since, with
tho exception of a short period spent In
the Insane asylum about two years ago,
when ho became mentally unbalanced
from drinking. Since his rolcnso from
the asylum he has frequently talked of
suicide, but was always so cheerful and
apparently In such good humor that no
one thought him in earnest. He frequent
ly spoke of prusslc acid ;ts a means of
speedy death and had evidently devoted
some study to the therapcautlcs of tho
Between 1 and 2 o'clock this afternoon
he went to his room, where he was found
dead about thirty minutes later by H. W.
Curtis, who had called upon business apd
who, knowing Mondschcln had been drink
ing, suspicloncd that something was
wrong. Upon opening tho door he. discov
ered tho unfortunate Jeweler lying upon
his facer lie had evidently taken the
deadly draught in a standing posture and
so sudden was Its action that he fell for
ward upon his face. brulBlng his nose and
forehead and expiring without a struggle
Aside from a few pecularltlcs Mond
schcln was big-hearted and generous nnd
had many friends. He leaves a brothor
in Washington, D. C, and a slstor in Ger
many. The funeral will be held in Black
tetermined k Pie
Remarkable Suicide on tho Railroad
Bridge Over Boise River, at
ej-tv OISE, Ida., May 9. A remarkable
j suicide occurred here this after
JjJ) noon. While seated alone on the
railway bridge George Wingcrt
shot himself in the head, fell over into
the river and disappeared. He loft be
hind his coat, vest, a blood-covered hat
and a necktie. In the pocket of the
coat was a checkbook, on the back of
which was written: "Ljon't bother abouc
me. I am lousy. Be 'careful." Also in
his coat pocket was found SC12 in bills
and currency, 5C0O.9O of which he had
drawn from the First National bank
earlier In, the day. The sulcldo was wit
nessed by John Walsh, who was driv
ing across the county bridge Into the
river. Wingert was well known and
formerly lived at Hailey. Recently he
had been employed In mines near, Boise.
No explanation of his action can be
given by his friends.
' . ' ' ' I
Supply of Coal at Port Arthur
Only Sufficient for Sis '
SHAN HAI KWAN. Muy 9. A mer
chant here who is in a position to
have trustworthy Information,
has informed a correspondent of
tho Associated Press that at Port Ar
thur there Is only coal aufllclciit to last
the warships for six weeks and that the
food supply there will feed eight thou
sand men for threo months otily-
The evacuation of Ncwchwang con
tinues. The Russian authorities have
promised to leave a 'sufficient rear
guard to prevent pillaging by Chinese
bandits who arc awaiting an opportu
nity to get Into the city.
Supply of Provisions Will Feed Eight
'. Thousand Men Three Months
Nothing further has been heard from
the Japanese transports which were
seen recently near Kal Chau.
The . Russians are commandeering
cattle on the west side of the Llao
river and the Chinese are indignant at
this procedure. Eight hundred head of
cattle haye been seen at Yin Kow.
A Japanese spj' has been discovered
at Newchwang. He was approached'
by Russians, who pulled at his queue,
which came off. no was taken prisoner
but subsequently escaped with the help
of some Chinese, who distracted the at
tention of the Russians,
The dynamo connected with the mine
at Newchwang has not been removed.
This tie CwIiism of l
GenararStaff of Czar Con '
tinuos to Plan Campaio- if 'I
From Distance. f'l
MeaTnvh.Uo the Japanese Aro orr tht 'I,
Ground, and Aro Just. Do-
ing Thingr ( '
; 1 H
ST. PETERSBURG, May f. The 'H
swift march of events at the
theater of war the virtual ' I '
abandonment by the Russians of , '
all their advanced positions along ! ' VM
the Manchurlan littoral has created fl j
a deep Impression among the peo- I
pie and a feeling of apprehen- !. i
slon which the authorities con- ?! I'll
tend Is unwarranted by a calm consld- i' jH
eration of the situation. While not at- lj
tempting to minimize the importance of ! )'
the advantages gained by the enemy in ,
the occupation of the Llao Tung penin- h
sula and the advance from the Yalu
river, the general staff nevertheless de- r
clares that if it had not been for Gen. h '
Zassalitch's rash stand at the Yalu the lul
retreat and concentration of Gen. Kuro-
patkln's army upon Its normal line of fl
.defence would have been regarded as a J'
masterly piece of strategy. !
The equanimity of the government is )
shown by the free publication of all r
news telegrams from abroad, some be- 1
lng of a most sensational character. At t
the general staff the one dominant Idea
lu that the developments of tho last few
days make it certain that the war will j H
be bitter and. long. '
The real truth seems to be that Gen. :H
Kuropatkln has not much over 200,000 j,,
men south of Harbin, and he is deter- ,
mined to pursue the plan which he r 'M
mapped ati first to allow tho enemy o j '
follow him back Into the heart of Man- . ' 1
churia until strong enough to assume f .
the offensive. liH
The Associated Press in informed that 4
while the Russian giu-rison Is stll! at , H
Newchwang, the untenablllty of the
position Is fully realized and prepara-
tlons for dismantling the' forts and re- ,
moving: the garrison have been com- ,
pleted. The Russian gunboat Slvouch jl-
here will be destroyed. The same thing S
applies to Hal Cheng, twenty-five miles i
southeast of Newchwang. The question
of holding the Prussian position, at Liao ,t
Yang depends upon circumstances. i j
An ultimate retirement to Harbin ,
might possibly Incur the danger of a
Chinese uprising, which increases with ' 1
tho Japanese successes and must bo ta- ' 1
ken into consideration. Should the
news of the enemy's victories Inflame ' 1 1
the Chinese residents in Manchuria , ' '
against the Russians the lattcr's with- '
drawal north of the zone of their hos- '
tllity might become imperative. The f f
possibility of actlvo operations against ?i
Vladivostok also has U be reckoned IVH
with. j '
The general staff repeats the ivords
of the commander-in-chief "patience,
patience, patience." They also insist I j
that the full extent of the Japanese j" .
losses on the Yalu river have not been I 'j'
published. i j
The Russian authorities are complete- t .
ly In the dark as to what Is happening j j j
in the territory occupied by the enemy, I , '
except such news as comes from the f
newspapers abroad and originating from I i
Japanese sources. The reports of a Jap- I j fl
anese landing at Taku Shan and the in- j , .
vestment of Port Dalny, etc, while not J '
conllrmablc here, officially, aro not de- '
nled. ' I
The Novoe Vrcmya this morning- is . '
greatly excited over tho action of the
Swedish authorities In mining tho en
trance of the harbor of Slife, on the IH
island of Gothland, in. the. Baltic sea, f ' J
demanding that the Foreign ofHce as- 1
certain the cause, seemingly forgetting . ,
that SUte was occupied as a base by the !
British ileet operating against St. Pe- I 1 1
tersburg at the time of tho CrJrnoan I I
Viceroy Alexleff refuses to recelva any '
more foreign war correspondents, I
JAPANESE DOSSES AT j, '
BATTDE OF YADD" SMAI i
TOKIO, May 9. Tho ofllcial re- i
port of the Japanese casualties at the I i !
battle of the Yalu, May L shows that f
the guards lost one officer and twenty '
men killed and hod seven officers and '
122 men wounded. The second division
lost one officer and 81 men killed and
13 officers and 305 men wounded. The
Twelfth division had three olhcers-and " '
16 men wounded.
Strfckeo in Pulpit ; I
We Fraying ;
Paralysis Attacks a Pastor While Of-
f cring Invocation Falls in Pros-
enco of Congregation,
11 IX ARSTIALLTOWN. J:u, May f.-Sud- iLjH
lt( i dcnly and without a momont's .
jjt j warning to the largo congroga- ' ' ;H
tlon, whoso heads were bowed i jH
while the mhdstcr prayed for their N
wolf aro Kcv. O. R. Newell, pastor of the sHH
Method st Episcopal church, fen. stricken ,
with pai-alysls. in his pulpit. For a mo- ,
mcnt the narlahlonu wore terror-stricken 1 It'H
and the form of the - en pastor was '!'
allowed to pitch' headlong V.uoor. ila- f , VM
cannot live. t i!H