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K WEATHER TODAY Fair.
WJjXX0' OT- S-AXT XiAJGE OlTY, UTAH, MOjSTDAY MOMTNtG, DECEMBER 19, 1904. 10 PHGBS.FIVE CENT.
Lrried Girls Go to
llhey Do, They Will Have
S All tlie Men There
1 With Them.
W. Nan Patterson Should Bo
S Tried by Jury of Her
ri Own Sex.
MrnVTORK. Dec- IS. Because tho pn
B -A Menial Crazy Quilt" was not
WL fc.'cre the Society for Political
E. ii fchedulcd yesterday afternoon,
BfjUlont, Mrs, Lo Hoy Sunderland
Bmy have Just as crazy a tlrao dls
Kfcr everything ary ono wanUj t0 taJk
fcjtir did- Thcv lilted of everything
btqul suffrage to Buddhist phlloso
ssi cry mcmbor In the room had
BlEtfc jpeech whether sho know any
Jcttot tbc subject or not, some one
While 'ho women were -warmly
Kb; oa "Mormonl9m" Mrs. Morris
Wft JIornonB believe that all unmar
jccki go to . and If they do they
jHjlaro nost all the men there with
jKi Frank Prlndlo said one of the most
THr&t thlDjs about Mormonlsm was tho
B rittt young glrl3 were "scaled for
Vjb fat old, Mormons with several
Htl Devercux Blake attempted to
Kr oil on the troubled waters by as
sj tint Mormon polygamy was bound
oat because of the superabundance
kz over women In Utah.
Hby woman can get married who
Ka to " the asserted confidently. "That
Bc tcpcrllulty of women has dlsap
Hfdevtn In Massachusetts. There are
rtuVCCKM and 1,000.000 more men In
cocctry than women."
fcard a Mormon protest that he
U rather die than give up his flvo
Hm," cbiracd In Mrs. Dana. "His -wives
tins, because they are forbidden
v. iifl of course- thoy arc his darling
Pirtur If we were our husbands'
b; fj.s they, too, would not be so
(a dlvorco us."
a uHv was greeted with laughter
tifthute, and some of the women
fL Thn some one brought up the
5Umi of putting women on Juries,
nli that Nan Patterson should bo
1 by 1 Jary of her own sex, who could
ntird btr emotions,
s litre a womnn among you." in-
lire. Bates, "who under certain
.WFbf TOuld not take the life of a
'Whd wronged you? I think not
tiKrrcccd to say that usually a Jury
to'jM be too chivalrous to sen
TMeiTooan to the death chair, but sho
Bi Mt tbal ar,er way JIr- Rand
fctJKd his case, showing what an
atttnan Young was. how ho always
gambling debts and never
tBSt' .J1!0 tllDUeht this Jury might
V Ihelr sex and find the woman
iiKsid" lhat MrS" LUUan Dorcaux
i!iw woman be found guilty of a
I'KOjs when by tho laws of our Stato
'BusT Wilh mlnors' ,dlots and H
jBjj3 ,m lg a question for any ono to
'M''i?i'H ?9,ntlnued Mrs. Blake, "wo
nT tllber treated as Idiots
iLKvV? commit crime or else they
ihe 8am? r,Bhts In the mak
men have. If wo are in
IK s.ho"ll be punished as
Skin!1 not wUhut tho same rights
' ICEMAN MURDERED.
b Opposed Higiwavmn::, Who
Escaped in. Dark.
D- Cal Dec, 38 -George
" mounica policeman, was to
and killed by a man who Is
P 10 w a hlBhwayman. Early In
C IIuraey wa3 oll
jlwd and robbed of his money.
Wi aSii t'kip,,onei1 to Police head-
Brown was dispatched on
faLin S SCene- At 'rwcnty-lxth
who6 moiln,tcd t0 question
Brawn it,88 without rf
'towS S hrc,e Bl,t3 ran
A W Tut Jim hurrle(1 t0 nearby
0 WNltu ?, a fow minutes. Two
IIB ?m5i ne golnK ll"-ough
itPAND WIFE BURGLARS.
iiii14 P16 Caught in Act of
'L ft store'
' J t rautrt,t 'n tho act ot bur
ulK Cirdr, J"tr'H 8t0rc 'ly this
HilK io laj il1ar' nna Her buslnosa
'SBLJ 'C ha !1',"' Gardner ami
niBE'f 'H.mer remained on Buard
nSHnML4 ,htn. lihpIc lnto toly
tho L'OOJfl. o tho
otelhB'f m north'
Foood Nude Body
of a Yoong Woman
Girl Lured to Mountain Top, and
Thejre Poisoned by Her Be
trayer. COLORADO SPRINGS. Colo., Dec. 1S
Tho nudo body of" a whlto woman, who
Is believed to have been murdered, haa
been found on Mount Cutler by two res
ident:) of this city who wero surveying.
Tho body was lying face downward
across a log, as If an attempt had been
mado to destroy thc features and provent
Near tho body was found a few hair
plus and an empty bottle that had con
tained fjasollno, but every stitch of cloth
ing had been removed.
T..ho body Is that of a girl IS years old,
5 feet 4 Inches In height and weighing
about 125 pounds. It bears every Indica
tion of roflnomenl. Tho fingers have signs
of rings having been worn, but no trnco
of Jewelry could bp found upon thc girl.
Tho head, ahoulders and portions of tho
broast wero badly burned, but thc hair
had burned so slightly that It was only
partially destroyed. That which Is left Is
of a light brown color and would indicate
that tho deceased was a blonde. The left
upper cuspid tooth, being tho third from
tho center, wears a gold crown.
Thoro Is every Indication that the young
woman died of poison, the hands being
clenched as though she had expired In
convulsions. The theory most favored by
the officers is that the girl was probably
a visitor from tho East and. having been
led astray by some man, was Induced to
accompany him for an outing and killed
by means of a poisoned lunch.
A reward for tho recovery of thc girl's
clothing or any part that will lead to her
Identification " has been offered by tho
A post-mortem examination will be
Telegrams wero sont out tonight to the
chiefs of police of Philadelphia. St. Touls
and other cities giving a complete de
scription, as far as possible, of the dead
girl. Thoy wero sent upon the theory
that tho girl was killed bv somo person
who found that she stood In tho way of
valuable property or inheritance.
Near the point where tho body was found
the officers discovered a card bearing tho
name and address of a St. Louis man
and a prescription blank bearing thc
name of Dr. R Kline Baker. 3019 Dia
mond street. Philadelphia, and the name
Comp, druggist. Thirtieth and Diamond
Knows Nothing of the Case.
PHILADELPHIA. Dec. IS. Dr. F.
Kllno said tonight that ho knew nothing
of the Colorado murder case. Ho ex
plained the presence of his prescription
blanks on Mount Cutler by saying that ho
spent several days at Colorado Sprlngo
last summer and that ho carried with him
a pad of his prescription blanks for tho
purpose of making memoranda. Ho says
lie may have dropped some of them and
that they may have been blown about by
tho wind. He remembers having given
one to a photographer who took his photograph.
Body of Murdered Girl Found.
HUNTINGTON. W. Va., Dec. IS. The
mutilated body of Rose White, the clgh-teen-year-old
daughter of Harlan White,
a wealthy planter, has been found In tho
snow near Chapmansvllle. A clinching
Iron found near by was stained with
blood and thc surroundings Indicated a
struggle. A prominent young man has
LIKE OLD DAYS.
Old-Time Stage Driver May Show His
Hand at Portland.
Special to Tho Tribune.
WEISER, Ida.. Dec. IS. Thomas Ra
nahan of this city, who was a stage
driver during the days of tho overland
stage In the CO's Is negotiating with tho
director of concessions of tho Lewis and
Clark exposition nt Portland and will
probably succeed In putting on a line
of six-horse stage coaches from the city
and depots to the grounds. Mr. Rana
han proposes to have stations arranged
like the stage stations of the CO's for
protection against the Indians, and will
conduct It In every way similar to tho
stnges of those days.
The scheme is one that would take with
pcoplo who never rode In a stage coach.
BANK PRESIDENT CAUGHT.
Skipped After Institution Closed, and
Captured in Arizona.
PHOENIX, Ariz., Dec. IS. A man giv
ing the name of J. A. Lirynn was arrested
here today, and a search of hl.i effects dis
closed his suspected Identity, which tho
latter admitted, as Bernard B. McGroevy
of O'Neill, Neb., late president of tho Elk
Horn Valley bank, which closed Its doors
tho night before Thanksgiving. McGrccvy
denies taking any money and says ho will
go back without a requisition. He Is a
dignified-looking man of about CO and ba
been lioro since Deccmler 4, and was un
der surveillance by Detective McDonald
for several days before ho arrested him.
Cunningham Enters Protest.
OMAITA, Neb.. Dec. 18. Frank 1L Cun
ningham, president of tho National Rural
Lettor-Carrlers' association, recently ro
moved from his position sw a rural car
rier. Issued a .statement today In which
he declares that tho recont ordor of Presi
dent Roosevelt, forbidding Government
employees to solicit Incieaso In their pay,
is In violation of the Constitution.
New Bank in Mexico.
MEXICO CITY, Dec. 18. A now bank
with JuOO.OOO paid-up capital furnished by
Boston, Los Angeles and Indianapolis
capitalists has been .organized here, to be
called tho Mexican Banking company,
James P. Sanders Asphyxiated.
NEW YORK. Dec. 18. James P. San
ders, bclloved to be thc oldest past master
of tho Order of Odd Fellows In this coun
try, was found asphyxiated by gas In hla
home In Yonkcra today, aged SO years.
Bishop of Pittsburg Very Low.
PITTSBURG, Pn.e Dec, 18. The condi
tion of Right Rev. Richard Phclan. Ro
man Catholic bishop of Pittsburg, is ex
tremely critical. Ho may not live longer
than a fow hours.
Grand Duke Boris Promoted.
ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. 1I. The pro
motion of Grand Duke Boris to be second
captain, hus been gazetted. Thc Grand
Duko ha3 also been presented with a
golden sword for bravery.
Merest of Senators
Drift Is Against Smoot Be
cause of Oath of
Protestants Will Conclude Their Di
rect Evidence by "Wednesday
Hearing Soon to End.
Special to The Tribune.
"WASHINGTON. Dec. IS. Tho testi
mony before the Scnnto committee on
Privileges and Elections in tho Reed
Emoot Investigation, Ik every day taking
a more direct character. When tho hear
ing was begun little hopo was expressed
that It would result In tho expulsion of
Tho Rcpubllcnn members of the Scnato
committee nro taking much moro Interest
In the case than beforo and his chances
of retaining his seat arc waning with
every day of the hearing.
The frionds of Senator Smoot fear that
the influonco of Senator Ke.irns has boon
turned against tho Mormon apostle and
they say ho Is now as anxious as Senator
Dubois to see tho church divorced from
Senators do not bellovo Apostlo Smoot
can consistently hold a seat In tho Son
ate If he tool: the oath of vengcanco of
tho Mormon church, which Is that ho will
ovor pray that "Tho blood of tho Mar
tyred Joseph Smith be avenged on this
Robert Taylor, counsel for tho Protest
ants, will concludo tho presentation of
his case by Wednesday, when the Sen
ate will adjourn for tho holiday recess.
Attorneys Worthlngton and Vnn Cott,
counsel for Senator Smoot, will not ro
qulre, they say, a groat deal of time to
present their case. Thc Sonato commit
tee on Privileges and Elections Is doing
everything possible to hurry tho caso to
Chairman Burrows has told both sides
ho expects tho enco to ba flnlsheU so tho
Senate can net on It belore the adjourn
ment In March. The hearing will bo con
tinued tomorrow at 10 o'clock.
NEW FACE IN WASHINGTON.
It Is "The Smoot Face," and Fainks
With "Auto" and "Whist" Faces.
Special to The Tribune.
WASHINGTON. Due. IS. During the
Smoot hearing women visitors at tho
Capitol and thoy are legion listened 00
Intently that they cultivated a cast of
countenance like the "automobile face,"
tho "bridge whist face," and others of
that class. Thoy becamo so absorbed by
the details of Mormon affairs that It In
Invariably qulto a shock for them to real
ize suddenly that they are atlll right hero
One day last week whon an end had
como to the testimony of a witness, and
Attorney Taylor's next witness waB not
on hand as anticipated. Chairman Bur
rows promptly declared the session ad
journed to 10 o'clock tho next morning
For an Instant the Intent look of tho
women spectators did not relax In tho
least. Then they discovered themselves
back again In Washington, safe and
sound, but disappointed In not hearing
further revelations Most of them said
nothing, but several could not refrain
from expressing their vlows with all the
intensity of their nature
RULES FOR STEAMBOATS.
New Regulations Result of the Gen.
WASHINGTON, Dec IS. A number of im
portant changes in tho rulea and roculfUloini
of tlio board of uupcr-vlslng Inspectors of tho
ntcamboat Inspection sorvlcn have been ap
proved by Sccrotnry Mctcalf of tho Depart
ment of Commerce- and Labor.
Thcso changes arc tho reault of a recont
protracted meeting of tho board ot oupcrvliilnc
Inepcctorn of tho aervlco which followed won
after the General Slocum dlmmlnr at New York
In which nearly a lliouxnnd Uvea woro lost.
Tho chongoM require among other things that
motnl air-tanks In wooden lifeboats be pro
vided and prohibit tho use of looso or com
prcKied, granulated cork In the manufacture
of llfo-raftd or life-preservers, or tho uto of
kapok llfo-prcBorvern Llfo-prcflervera must bo
uuupended on wooden ulata or cotton eordn,
nnd not on wlro, and at a holcht of not
moro than soven feet from tho deck, and
thcrv must bo ono liro-proaervor for every pon
ecngcr nnd inembor of the crow on all vesocla.
Fired Upon Japs From Tombs. .
CHANSIAMATUN. Dec. IS. Tho night
of December IS a Russian officer and two
scouts concealed themselves In tombs
along thc Bhakhc river, from whence the
Japanese were In thc habit of firing upon
Russian soldiers going to the river for
water. Thc Japanese begnn to show
themselves at daylight, when tho Rus
sians In concealment killed six of them
and retired, carrylw: out ilvo rltltis. Thu
Japanese tried to surround thorn, but
failed, thc retirement of the Russians
being covered by tho firo from the Rus
Stanley's Widow Grateful.
NEW YORK. Dec. IS. lira. Dorothy Stan
ley, widow ot tho Into Sir llonry M. Stanley,
has written a letter from London to tlio Now
York Prefix club acknowledging tho receipt of
montages received at the time of her hilB
band'n death. In which eho oxsressoa hr
love for tho United States, the country which
beenmu her hUHband's " 'foster motherland and
realized his greatness."
Will Get Red Hat.
MEXICO CITY, Dec IS. Mgr. SruJlnl.
npostollo delegate, to thlH country, will. It Is
stated In clerical quarters, bo mad a curdl
, nal at thc next conalstory.
Hopo by Evidence of Fraud in Den
ver to Elect Governor of
DENVER, Colo.. Doc. IS, Expert M. M.
Hanna has examined tho ballots of pre
cinct 3, ward 4, submitted to him yestcr
day by tho Supremo court, and will re
port tomorrow that 240 of tho 371 ballots
found In tho box arc apparently fraudu.
lent. Of thcso 235 nro Democratic and 6
William J. Klndol. Bupromo court
watcher, has teatlfled that City Detoctlve
William Green, ono of tho rour men on
trial for contempt of court In this pre
cinct, Instructed ropcaters, many of whom
were women, but did not In any manner
Interfere with tho watchers or voters in
Alva Adams, Democratic candidate for
Governor, has lost 11S2 of his plurality of
f.275 In tills county by tho action of tho
Supremo court In ordering tho Election
commission to eliminate five peectnets
from tho returns. His plurality in tho
Stato still stands at about 10,000.
By the Supremo court's orders tho
Democrats loso three Senators who woro
apparently elected In thm city, and tho
Republicans gain control of both branches
of tho Legislature, with a majority of 20
on Joint ballot Thoy aro planning to sub
mit to tho Legislature evldcnco of frauds
in Donvcr and ask that body to declare
Gov. Pcabody elected.
Tho Supremo court Is to bo reorganized
April A next by consolidation with thc Ap
pollato court and will consist of aoven
Judges, two of whom aro to bo appointed
by tho Governor.
GREAT RELIGIOUS CEREMONY
Pope Pius nnd Other Dignitaries of
the Church Are Participants.
ROME, Doc, IS. St. rctcr'B was especially
decorated for tho formal announcement this
morning of tho beatification of Gaoparo dol
Dufalo, founder of the congregation of tho
precloua blood and canon of San Marco under
This nftornoon Popo Pluu X., accompanied
by tho cardinals of tho court and all tho
bishops and dignitaries of the church at prea
cnt In Itomf, went to voncrato tho blecsM
Bufalo, Over 30,000 peroons crowded tho ba
fllllco. Popo Plus, Insteud of walking to St.
Peter's an hnd been arranged, went In the
Scdla. Ho was unablo today to walk becauso
of gout, with which ho has suffore4 fo much
tho past fow days that ho wan obliged to
ult during tho occurrence.
HOSTILE IN FdOROCCO.
Sultan to Dismiss All Foreign Officers
Attached to Moorish Court.
LONDON. Deo. 15. Tho correspondent at
Tnnglor of tho Times, with roforenco to tho
fact that tho Fronch mitotan to Fez waa
compelled to travel by sea by way of Laracho
Instead of directly overland, owing to the hos
tility of tho tribes, remarks that thoro Is a
strong antl-Europtoa feeling In Morocco, and
declares that Mnghzen In moro than pocrotly
hostile and that the tribe aro openly so to
any European Interforenco with their affairs.
Tho correspondent learns that tho Sultan 1j
ofllclally notifying the Legations of his Inten
tion to dismiss all foreign QfUccrH attached
to tho Moorish court and army. Including tho
French military mission, tho Italian officers
employed at tho Fez arsenal. Sir-Harry Mac-I-can
and other brother officers.
PIPE LINES DYNAMITED,
Masked Men Do Deed in Kansas
Which Is Openly Approved.
COFFEY VI L.LB, Kan., Deo, 18. Between
Liberty and tho Verdigris river moro than a
mtlo of tho partially completed plpo-llno of
tho Kansas Natural Gas company wan blown
up with dynainlto by masked inon (ome time
during tho night. Tho pipe was broken and
groat holes torn In tho right-of-way.
Besides masks tho men wero otherwise dls
gulned. The officials of tho company have
token no stops to Investigate tho mnltor. Tho
act Is openly approved by many ot tho resi
dents here. Tho explosions aro the rvsult
ot a fight that ho been waged for somo tlmo
against the plie-llne company, which la a
foreign corporation, by the farmers of this
pectlon. who resent tho piping of the gas to
ANARCHIST IS WELCOMED.
Received by Thousands, After Release
From Five Years' Banishment.
PAH1S. Dec, IS. Tho Nationalist leader,
Morcol Ilcbert. whose flvo years' banishment
for participation In a plot to overthrow tho
Government expired at midnight Saturday, was
welcomed at tho Orleans station hero today
by a crowd of sovoral thousand porsono. This
evening thoro was a great meeting at St.
Paul's riding school, whoro Habcrt formally
resumed direction of tho Leocuo of Patriots.
Tho mooting rcmltod In a vigorous campaign
In favor of Paul de Rouledo and other exiles.
Col. Marchand has definitely declined to
bo u candldato for tho Chamber of Doputles.
Situation Serious in Macedonia.
LONDON. Deo. 19. Thero Is reason to bo
llovo, according to tho correspondent at Sofia
of tho Times, that tho marked aggravation
In the situation at Macedonia In seriously 1c
cupylng tho attention of tho powers. The war
faro of Bulgarian und Greek bands continues
und then huvo beon novcral lights recently,
whllo tho Porto has dono nothing In tho di
rection of tho ropatrlullon of Bulgarian refu
gees In tho Adrlunoplo vilayet.
Greaf Northern Counsel Dead.
ST. PAUL, Dec 18. Marcus D. G rover,
general counsel of tho Great Northern
railway, died at his homo In this city to
day, after an Illness of two weeks, aged
62 years. Mr. Grover drew up tho articles
of Incorporation of tho Northern Securi
ties company, which was designed to tako
ovor tho control of tlio Great Northern
and Northern Pacific railways.
New Opora for Fritzi Sheff.
BERLIN, Dec IS. Leoncavallo's New
York offer for "Der Roland Von Berlin"
Is from C 13. Dillingham, who has en
gaged Frltzl Sheff for one of tho prin
cipal roles, should tho arrangement be
concluded. Leoncavallo would like to see
"Roland" produced In America.
Would Disturb Natives.
CONSTANTINOPLE, D-c. IS. Tho Porte has
replied to nolna from Austria nnd Russia that
Its objection to the .suggested lnereue In tho
rumbcr ot foreign oftlcoru In tho Macedonian
f'.oiiH d'urmerlo U based on the ground that It
vould disturb thc native populailono.
Gales and Many Ocean
Ships Blown Ashore, but
No Lives Reported
River and Harbor Traffic Impeded,
and the Falling Snow Obscured
NEW YORK, Doc. IS. Thc snowstorm
nnd gale which Btruck tho coast yester
day afternoon and continued until tho
early hours of this morning, was tho
most violent that has occurred for sev
eral years. Reports from thc Now Jer
sey and Now England coast and from
Incoming ships toll of furious gales and
At VInoynrd Haven over fifteen schoon
ers, anchored In tho harbor, were blown
ashore early today, and several others
woro damagad In collisions. Off the Bay
Hood, N. J.,(lifeBavlng station tho schoon
er Llzzlo H. Loelaton, bound for Provi
dence, R. I.. from Baltimore, went
ashore, tho crew being rescued by the
Encountered Adverse Gales.
Tho Cunarder Umbria and the Ameri
can liner St. Paul, both of which arrived
today, reported heavy weather and ad
vcrso gales during tho whole passage.
Tho Anchor liner Astoria, bound for Glas
gow, went ashore today In the lower bay.
but was later tloated without injury', and
proceeded. Most of thc Sound steamships
wero late In arriving nt their piers.
In the river and harbor the traffic was
for awhile, during tho worst of tho
storm, almost at a standstill. So heavy
was the snowfall that lights could not
be seen on the river a boat's length
ahead, and ferry-boats and other craft
proceeded at a diminished speed, blowing
whistles and feeling their way cautious
ly through thc blinding storm.
No Serious Accidents. .
No nccldcnts of any moment were re
ported. In tho city the snow which begnn yes
terday afternoon fell almost without In
termission until enrly this morning, by
which time eight inches had fallen. There
was little Interruption of traffic, as 11,000
snow shovclers and nearly 6000 teams
wero sot to work as soon as the snow
ceased falling, to clean the principal
thoroughfares. In the afternoon ho
weathor cleared and with the coming of
bright sunshine, Central park and the
Speedway were thronged with sleighs.
Three feet of snow on 1 ht- level was
tho record of the storm In tho east end
or Long iBland. and ob a result trains
were delayed. Ono train bound west from
Sag Harbor Is still stalled In the Shlnnc
ARMY OF MEN SHOVEL SNOW.
How New York's Streets Were
Cleared After the Storm.
NEW YORK, Dec 18. Fourteen thou
sand snow shovclers and 4CW teams tho
largest force ever employed for thc pur
pose In tho history of Now York mado, an
assault on the snow-blocked streets this
morning nnd bv nightfall had cleared
a way for traffic In the Manhattan busi
ness district down town and In all tho
streets leading to ferries. In Brooklyn
5000 of these men worked, and beforo the
hard night freeze set In, which madj tho
work slower and slower, the shopping dis
tricts were pretty well swept up and the
principal thoroughfares were open for un
Tho Brooklyn Rapid Transit company
mado a new record In the aid It guvo the
Btroet cleaning department In cleaning tho
streots of snow whoro Its cars were likely
to be hampered and the orop of nickels
Tho work In these two boroughs was
rapid ond effective. In the Bronx it was a
little elow, and In Queens and Staten is
land tho efforts wore confined to only a
fow of thc traveled streets. At midnight
3000 men and 1000 carts wore still at work
In Manhattan, and Tho Bronx was slowly
crawling from under Its mantle of white.
Snow Two Feet Deep.
NEWPORT. R. I.. Dec. IS. As a result
of tho worst blizzard thut has visited
Nowport In many years all local traffic
Is at a standstill. Tho storm began at
midnight last night and abated at noon
On a level tho snow Is more than two
fcot In depth, whllo a strong, wind has
piled up drifts that block tho streets
Tho first train from Boston wus ilvo
The Fall river line steamship from Now
York was caucrht In thc storm and
reached hero five hours late.
Schooners Driven Ashore.
WOODS HOLE, Mass., Dec. IS. A tug
from Vluuyard Haven this afternoon re
ported that tho storm early today drove
llltcen schoonors anchored In the har
bor, on shore, while others were dam
aged through collisions.
Tho damage was tho heaviest since the
November gale of 1502. An far us could
be learned no lives were lost.
Life Savers Rescue Crew.
ATLANTIC CITY. N. J.. Dec. 18. A
schooner said to bo tho Llzzlo II. Bray-tc-n.
from Baltimore .for Providence, Is
uf-hore off Bay Head life saving station.
Thc Bay Head life saving crew rescued
Mantoloklng life saving station reports
nn explosion In on oil barge off that
place this afternoon. It Is believed the
crew was rescued.
Blizzard on New England Coast,
BOSTON, Dec. 18. A blizzard of severi
ty prevailed today along the Southern
New Encland coast. All wires on Capo
Cod were prostrated and thoro has been
no communication south of Wnreham by
land linen since early this morning.
Thc captain of the Watch Hill llfo sav
ing st'-'tlon reported that whon thu storm
cleared this forenoon three burgos wero
scon ashore on tho south hide of Fishers
Island. It Is bclloved that thc crows wore
in Land Fraud Trial
Rumor That Prominent Men May Be
Indicted on Evidenco Furnished
by Others Accused.
PORTLAND, Or., Dec. IS. As wo ordered
by Judge Bollinger when tho second of tho
land frauds cases was postponed until next
April, the United States gTand Jury will re
Govormnont representatives. Including Col.
A. R. Grecno, Government Inspector In chorgo
of tho lnveMhatlonn; DiBtrlct Attorney John
II. Hall und Assistant District Attorney
Ilonoy decllno to mako any statement regard
ing tho probablo nets of tho Jury, but rumors
aro rlfo concerning tho posslblo Indictment
of men well known In legal and political cir
cles throughout tho country.
A rumor Is that noma of thoso who wero
convicted of conspiracy at tho trial concluded
ten days ago. In consideration ot their placing
In tho hands of tho Government evidence that
will lead to tho Indictment of persons alleged
to bo tho Instigators In tho cormplracy, wmo
of thorn already convicted, will escape with
nominal sentences or fines.
WASHINGTON. Dec. 13. Senator Mitchell
and Representative Blnger Herrmann of Ore
gon loft Washington last night for Portland
to appear bvfora tho Federal grand Jury and
faco chorgea that have been made Implicating
them In tho Oregon land frauds. Both Sena
tor Mitchell and Mr. Herrmann declare In
most positive terms that they aro absolutely
Innocent Rnd havo nothing to fear by return
ing to Oregon.
Thoy wilt InRlst upon tholr right? to go be
foro the grand Jury nnd make answer to all
chargeo that may be mado against them, con
fident that thoy will be able to establish their
Innocence They expect to havo a hearing on
Sonator Mitchell sent tho following telegram
to Portland tonight:
"I will bo In Portland noxt Saturday. I
demand thorough Investigation before tho
grand Jury of all charges, If any. against mo.
I also demand the right to appear as a wit
ness before tho grand Jury."
Roproscntatlvo Horrmann beforo leaving
mado this statement:
"Information having been recolved that thcro
was a probability that an attempt would bo
mado to Involvo Senator Mltohcll and mysolt
In tho grand Jury lnvcstlagtlon as to land
frauds In Oregon. I bellovo It to bo my duty
to proceed to Portland and ask tho privilege
ot mooting' any charges that may be pro
forrod." Both Senator Mitchell and Mr. Herrmann ray,
nccordlng to tho Post, that tho movo against
them has been directed by Socrotary Hitch
cock, and attrlbuto It to his personal hos
tility toward them.
REAL NATIONAL PROGRESS.
Plan Suggested for Ameliorating
Conditions of Russian Peasants.
ST. PETERSBURG, Dec. IS. Wlttc.
to whom, as chairman of tho special com
mittee appointed Ih 1902 to Investigate, tho
question of the bettormont of tho condi
tions of rural enterprise and general re
lsIon of the peasant Inws, was confided
the task of sifting tho enormous mass of
evidenco collected, Including the opinions
of 11,000 of the best qualified peasants,
landlords, merchants and manufacturers,
which filled several thousand volumes,
has completed the gigantic task.
His conclusions, which have Just been
published, are In line with the most en
lightened opinion for ameliorating tho
peasant's condition. Thcso conclusions,
which arc understood to havo tho Indorse
ment of Emperor Nicholas and Minister
of tho Interior Svlatopolk-Mlrsky, arc ex
pected to be adopted by the commission
as tho basis of now laws.
Tho press halls tho memorandum not
only as a signal victory in tho direction
of real national progress, but as marking
a definite sholvlng of the plan developed
by the lato Minister of the Interior Von
Plehve, for extending thc powers of local
officers over the peasant nnd Increasing,
rather than decreasing, the tutelage exer
cised over them. Von Plehve's purpose
was to rush through a law before the
commission could complote Its labors.
In all points M. Wltte's recommenda
tions aim for completion of thc emanci
pation act of 1SG1. by ending tho treat
ment of peasants as a class apart, giv
ing thum a method of enabling them to
free themselves forever from the soil and
placing themselves on an equality with
all other classes of thc population, and
removing the restrictions upon Initiative
enterprlso which have heretofore crushod
out all ambition.
In order to accomplish this ho purposes
to abolish virtually tho whole system of
laws applicable to peasants alone. I At
tho samo time tho backward condition of
tho vast majority of the peasants and the
fact that If placed on a coniploto equality
In the matter of the holding and disposi
tion of property they would soon become
the prey of the shrewder among them as
well as of merchants who would like to
possess tholr lands and keep them In a
stato of perpetual debt. Is fully recog
nized. WItte recommends the preservation of
certain laws designed solely for
tho peasants' protection, such ns
tho Inability of communal lands
and Institutions. For the man
ogemont of llio ono nnd tho free
dom of the other from dobt, special laws
will be recommonded, supplemented by
methods whereby peasants may leavo
their communes under certain safeguard
ed conditions or delimit lands for Indi
vidual ownership. Thero also Is In con
templation tho organization of a system
of land credit and a schemo for tho set
tlement of tho Stato lands by peasants,
who want larger opportunities
THREE FIREMEN HURT,
Sash Factory Destroyed in Chicago,
With Loss of SlOO,O00.
CHICAGO, Deo. 18. Tho svuih, door and
blind factory of Philip Wrenn & Co., at Crosby
nnd Halaleud streets, was destroyed by a fire
tonight that for a tlmo threatened to spread
to two largo gns-supply tanks.
It was only by the hardest kind ot work
that tho firemen kept the (lames from the
tanks iiinl prevented un explot-lon that doubt
less would have brought death to hundreds of
persons and destroyed ovory building In the
vicinity. Three are mo 11 were seriously in
jured. I-oss. J1CO.000.
Short on Food and Fuel.
GEN. OKU'S HEADQUARTERS. Dec.
IS. Noon, via Fuoan. Thero Is a" proba
bility of a serious ohortago of food and
fuel among the Chinese this winter. Tho
prices of Chinese food havo been trebled
and tho end of the supply is In night
The Japanese arc paying treble prices
for Chlneo labor and nre also paying the
market prices for all fucland other sup
The cold weather continues. There Is
no change in thc situation.
Dairy and Food Convention.
CHICAGO. Dec. 18. Tho next annual
convention of tho National Association of
Statu Dnlry and Food departments will bo
&44 as, Portland, Or., June 20-25.
BLOODY FIGHT I
ON HIGH HILL: I
Russian Describes the I
Port Arthur's Hardened Vet
erans Shuddered at
the Sight. ,
Japs Shot Down in Squads, but on
They Came, and Finally -Cap-
tured the Height
CHEFOO, Doc. IS. For ferocity and
sustained desperation on both sides, tho
struggle for thc possession of High hllL IH
was probably the most remarkable In tho liH
history In tho slcgo of Port Arthur a
slcgo noted for slaughter.
This statement Is based on an Interview
with Commander Mlzzencoff, executive of
fleer of thc battleship Poltava up to tho
tlmo that vessel was disarmed and who,
as already told, headed the party of seven Y tH
Russians who left Port Arthur in a sail-
boat on December 15 and after cxtremo 1
suffering while crossing in a driving (
snowstorm, arrived hero December 1C, )
bearing dispatches which were turned
over to the Russian cnsul for transmission
to St, Petersburg.
These dispatches. It is understood, con- (
slst partly of a statistical report of tho jH
effect of tho Japanese bombardment and IH
thoro Is nothing In them to Indicate that IH
Goncral Stocsscl Is without hope that tho IH
fortress will be able to nold out. IH
Siege of 203-Meter Hill.
Commander MIzzcneoff. who was
wounded In tho leg during tho battle of
High hill, sold:
"Since tbc Jnpancso on Nov. 2S began
their attack on High hill, which they call
203-Mctcr hill, tho fighting has been con- I
tlnuous. The steep and sandy slopes of ;
thc hill were streaked and dotted with
snow when thc Japanese begaa the battle
which was destined to furnish no many I
deeds of heroism that they became com
monplaco. Thero was so much slaughter
that even Port Arthur's war hardened vet
erans shuddered at thc sight.
"Tho Japanese wero compelled to clam
ber up the slopes of the hill, In many
cases without firing, In tho face of one of
tho most murderous dclugt ever poured
from rifles and machine guns. I was there 1 H
and It seemed to me that flesh and blood 1
would be unable to stand our fire for a HjH
Went Down in Squads.
"The enemy went down In squads and
companies, but always there were others
grimly coming forward. Their bravery
was beyond praise, as was that of our
own men. Sometimes the, fighting was
hand-to-hand, with the muzzles of tho
rlllc3 at the breasts of the contestants, the
bayonets being used as swords. The sides IH
of the hill were strown with bodjos nnd
tho snow was crimsoned with the blood 1
of the wounded, somo of whom had
crawled Into It. seeking In Its coldness
surcensc for their dying agonies.
"Eventually, as In similar Instance-.! I
which were to follow, we retired, leaving I
the work of driving the enemy from lh I H
summit to thc resistless guns of tho
neighboring forts, notably those of LlaotI
"Ono Incident of this assault will re
main forever Impressed on my mind. IH
Whon tho Japanese standard bearer
reached thc summit and planted his Hag, l
a gigantic Russian corporal left his re- IH
treating comrades nnd rushing back. 1
seized thc Japanese flag, which he wiu IH
tearing with Ills hands und his teeth ,
when he fell, pierced with several bul-
Retired Under Artillery Fire.
' When the Japanese retired under an
artillery firo the Russians reoccupled th
"Tho second nnd third assaults wero I
replicas of the first, although the second jH
was the most ferocious, being ncnrl
hand-to-hand fighting, in which mercy
was neither asked nor given. j
"A remarkable incident occurred In the 1 IH
third assault as tho Russians, still fac- UiallH
lng the oncmy. retro:Ued. A Japanese HjH
standard bearer, holding his flag aloft, IH
climbed tho pinnacle and fell dead clutch IH
lng the colors. In his tracks another
aicso with the colors, only to fall in- '
stanlly with a dozen wounds in his bod .
Six others followed nnd met tho game IH
fale. At last when thc ninth man ap- ' HjH
penred, a Russian officer oxclalmcd: I
"Don't shoot that fellow with tho flag. 1
It will bo planted anyhow.'
"The Japanese adopted a- curious ex- 1
pcdlcnt which assisted them greatly In
tho third assault. They had prepared
huge plies of wood, coal and cornstalks jH
which they Ignited, tho wind being In tho
faces of the Russians. Tho" resultant firo
wns lmmcnso and the flames and smoke
compelled tho Russians to retire.
Red Glare and Ghastly Picture.
"The red glare from this firo disclosed IH
a glinslly pictftre more infernal than UH
ever dreamed by Dante. IH
"Tho assaults thus far had cost tho
Japanese easily 12,000 men, whllo our own jB
wero under 2000. Thc sides of tho hill ,
wero literally covered with dead and
wounded. Tho trenches wero rivulets of 'H
blood and ovcry visible spot was dyed
" 'We might retake thc hill, said Cten.
Stocsscl, 'hut tho hill Is not of sufficient
lmportuuco to us to Justify further sacrl
ficc.' "Since then numerous small engage- . fH
ments have been waged, but tho respotu-l-bllltv
for keeping the Japaneso from
occupying the hill in force or from mount
lng guns thereon has been left mnlnly to
thc shrupnel fire from other forts.
"Evon the Japaneso. who singly use the fH
hill to obsorvo thc harbor, do so at great
"Following the third assault an nrmls
tlce of five hours was agreed upon to bury
"In this task great speed was ueccssarj
Tho Japanese undoubtedly mart many
awful mistakes, and bevond doubt lif.ips
of bodies containing helpless wmmriVd
wero shoveled In masses Into the pits and
trenches. Tho Jnpanese could not, owing
to the darkness and their fevMinh haste,
distinguish between the dead nnd (h jH
"Scarcelv an officer participating in tho
battle of High hill escaped unhurt, and tH
tho proportion of. young officers killed wan
very high." jH