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POLITICAL m PI PLANRussian mBussian N NRussian
Russian Strikers Inspired by Revolu Sevolutionary Revolutionary Revolutionary
tionary Agitators AgitatorsSITUATION AgitatorsSITUATI AgitatorsSJTUATION
i SL Petersburg Fee 27 l 135 3S a m mThe mThe
The education of convoking the thezemsky thezemsky thezemsky
zemsky joTx sobor > r Is apparently not notyet notet notyet
yet et settled Some or the emperors emperorsadvisers emperQrsadvJsIH emper9rsadvisers
advisers arc entertaining the fdea fdeathat JCJeatha hieathat
that tha t to summon the land Ian parlia parliament parliament
ment at this time would be fatal fatalto fatalto fatalto
to autocracy autocra but that as a pre prellmlnary preJfminary prelfminary
llmlnary stiep st p towards a repre representatlvc reprcsntatle representative
sentatlvc mssembly it might be Qewell bewell
well to Invite representatives of ofthe orthe ofthe
the people to sit in the council of ofthe ofthe ofthe
the empire a purely consultative consultativeassembl consultativeassembly
assembly assembl with existing conserv COl1servaUve coriservative
ative elements as a balancewheel balancewheelSr
4 + S +
r PETERSBURG PErERsBURG Feb 27 135 i36 p pi pmEvl pmEvldence
Sr S i m mEvl mEvldence Evidence nce is increasing that the thestrikes thestrikes thestrikes
strikes throughout the empire and andespecially andespecially andespecIally
especially those in St Petersburg are arenot arenot areot
not ot economic In their origin but In Inspired Inspired Inspired ¬
spired by a definite political plan The Thegoverrtment Theoverrlment Thegoverffinent
goverrtment asnd d employers emplo ers are embar embarrassed em embarrassed bar barrassld ¬
rassed by b the tactics of the workmen workmenwhose workmpnvhoe Workmenwhose
whose discontent is being fed and who whoaraincreasingdemands whoart whotue
araincreasingdemands art inr asins demands with each new newconcession new newconcession newconcession
concession concessionFomented concessionFomented concessionFomented
Fomented by Agitators AgitatorsThis AgitatorsThis AgitatorsThis
This condition Is believed to have havebeen havebeln havebeen 1
been fomented by crafty political agi agitators agitators agitators ¬
tators who are stirring up the men menand l11enand menand
and at the same time holding hol 1rU them in inleash incmsh In3oash
leash apparently waiting some signal signalfor signalfor signalor
for or concerted action Fear is enter entertained entertained entertamed ¬
tained that this widespread agitation agitationmay agItationlnay agitationmay
may be connected with a plan to await awaita
a possible peasant outbreak in the thespring theHpring thepring
spring with which a general strike strikewill strikewill strikewill
will be synchronized the workmen workmenjoining workmejoJning workmenjoining
joining hands with the peasants The Theoleotion Th Theleltion TheIetion
oleotion of labor representatives to the theImperial theimperial theImperial
Imperial commission which In to inves investigate Investigate Invesligate ¬
tigate the causes of discontent in St StPetersburg stPetersburg t tPetersburg
Petersburg passed off quietly yester yesterday yesterda yesterday ¬
day da
The situation in Rig rUga t is I again report reported ¬
ed d to be very serious The authorities authoritiesthere authoritiesthrre authoritiesthere
there apparently are unable to cope copeivith copewhh copewith
with the lawless clement clementCivil elemcntCivil elementCivil
Civil War in Caucasus CaucasusIn
In the Caucasus the situation is ex extremely c ctremeb cxtremely ¬
tremely bad practically pracU l1y amounting to tocivil todvl1 toCIvil
civil war In Baku the Inhabitants Inhabitantsbarricaded Inhabitantsbarricaded inhabitantsbarricaded
barricaded In their houses are petition petitioning petitioning petitioning ¬
ing the central authorities at St Pe Petersburg Petersburg Pctersburg ¬
tersburg for or relief relierfrom from the existing existingcondition existingQndItioll existingcnditioii
condition < of affairs The government governmentIs
Is sending reinforcements of troops troopsbut troopsbut troopsbut
but while these may be able to stop the thereign thereign thereign
reign of terror they the will be impotent to tostart tostart tostart
start the Wheels heels of industry indust Proprie Proprietors Proprietors Proprietors ¬
tors fear that the theoil jail wells will be beruined beruined beruined
ruined if pumping is suspended much muchlonger muchlonger muchlonger
longer Conditions in other towns in
the Caucasus are equally equallUesperate equallUesperateExhorted desperate desperateExhorted desperateExhorted
Exhorted the People PeopleOwing PeopieOwing
Owing 0 w ingto to the gravity of t 4hp Ith th situation situationJn situ11U siuttloiiI1 n nIn
Jn I1 the Caucasus and apprehension apprehensionbased apprehensionbased apprehensionbased
based on depletion oC the district troops troopsfor troop1or troopsfor
for the war the government has ap appealed appealed appealed ¬
pealed to the Armenian Cathollcos to toexert toexert toexert
exert his personal influence to persuade persuadeArmenians persuadeArmehlantl persuadeArmehianii
Armenians to cease theirexcesses their exccsses s The TheThe Therhe Therho
The Catholicos went to t Avarlan AarIanwhere AarIanwhere11e where
lie exhorted people to remain tranquil tranquilStrikes tmnquilStrikes tranquilStrikes
Strikes have broken out at the Lu Lugansk Luansk Lugausk ¬
gansk ansk coal mine and on the Siberian Siberianrailway SiberianraUway Siberianrailway
railway in Chita The strikers at the thelatter thelatter theatter
latter point demand that the war be bestopped bestopped bestOpled
stopped stoppedIn
In Siberia as he well as In other parts partsof partsof partsof
of the empire the government has hasgranted hasanted hasgranted
granted anted considerable concessions to torailway to1uilwa torailway
railway 1uilwa employes in some cases ac according acording acording ¬
ording them a reduction of the hours hoursof
of labor to nine hours a day This ren renders ren1ers rendeis ¬
ders < tho situation of private employers employersincreasingly cmplo employersiiureasingly ers ersJnCreasingly
increasingly difficult as they the claim
that it Is Impossible for or them to con concede concede ¬
cede so much muchPOLICE muchPOLICE muchPOLICE
p L J JNew
New N w Danger Threatens the Public Publicat
at Warsaw WarsawWarsaw WarsawWars1w WarsawWarsaw
Warsaw Feb 26 26Ever Every policeman policemanon
on duty here today is accompanied by bya
a soldier The authorities fearing a astrike atrike astrike
strike by b the police ordered this pre precaution preaution proaution ¬
aution so that In the event of an officer
leaving IEaln his rost it will not be unpro unprotected unprotted unprototted ¬
totted The measure is further intend intended ¬
ed d to guard policemen from possible at attack at attnk attack ¬
tack by b strikers The police po1 c demand demand512DO demandl2O
512DO 12 l2O O per month the same scale that
Is i paid at St Petersburg Tho Th present presentpay presentPU presentpay
pay PU here is 56 6 per month monthThe monthTh monthrho
The Th private coachmen and livery sta
blenien 1 > hero her struck today toda The strike strikeof strikeof strikeof
of street railway employes continues continuesSome continuesSome ontinuesS1me
Some 15000 strikers from rom the big bi Iron Ironmills Ironmills ironmills
mills will return to work all their de demands demands dcmands ¬
mands having been granted nted These In Include ¬
dude a ninehour day instead of ten tenand tennnr tenand
and nnr a half hours and an Increase in inwages inwaJrs Iniyages
wages from 5 to 25 per cent centIt cenLIt centIt
It Is announced that all the railways railwayswill raUwaJswm railwayswll
will be placed under martial law in or ¬
der to prevent the extension of the thestrikes thetrikcs thestrikes
Prelude to Strike StrikeThe StrikeThe StrikeThe
The employes of the WarsawSt
Petersburg railway have formulated formulateddemands formulateddmanda Zorxnulateddemands
demands j or presentation to the man management management management ¬
agement This action Is
regarded as a aprelude aprelude aprelude
prelude to the th beginning of the strike
The Vistula strike continues The di directors dirttors directors ¬
rectors will ill meet tomorrow to receive receivethe receIvethe receivethe
the workmens demands which will be bereferred bereferred bereferred
referred to St Petersburg for approval approvalThe approvalThe approvalThe
The Vienna railway service having
been resumed the station here was wascrowded wasrowded wascrowded
crowded all day ay and trains were over overcrowded oercrowded overcrowded ¬
crowded with 1th passengers who fought foughtto
to obtain seats seatsThe seatsThe seatsThe
The tension in the Warsaw railway railwaysituation railwnysituation railwaysituation
situation has been greatly relieved by
the settlement of this strike Direct Directcommunication DirectonununlcaUon Directcommunication
communication < with Warsaw is thus thusopened th1sopened thpsopened
opened but traffic Is entirely dislocated dislocatedat
at Warsaw The St Petersburg road fs fsstill rsstill Isstill
still open on a direct line and passen passengers pass passengers en enS ¬
gers S < T5 for Moscow and Odessa are com compelled compelIed cornpellet ¬
pellet to travel by circuitous routes
In Xovollipki street at 9 oclock to tonight t ¬
night lght an unknown mar fired a revolver revolverat reolveJat
at a patrol killing two policeman and andseverely andBevertly andseverely
severely wounding a sergeant sergtant The Themurdererescaped Themurderer Themurderer
murdererescaped murdererescapedStrike murderer escaped escapedStrike
Strike Threatened ThreatenedMoscow ThreatenedIoscow ThreatenedMoscow
Moscow Feb 26 6Postal Postal telegraph telegraphofficials tel telegraphofficlalsare raph raphofficlalsare
officials officlalsare are threatening to strike unless unlossTtheir unlesstheir unles
their demands improvements of their theircondition theircondition theircondition
condition are granted grantedNEW srantcdNEW grantedNEW
Victoria Feb 25 2 2Rieli Rich placer dis discoveries discoverIes diecoverlcs ¬
coveries are reported from Clearwater Clearwatercreek Clearwatercreek Clearwatercreek
creek on the Stikeine thirty miles be below below be3ow ¬
low Telegraph Creek Three miners minersCaptain minersCaptain minersCaptain
Captain Canover Wilson and Jackson Jacksonbrought J8ksQnbrought Jacksonbrought
brought out < < sixteen pounds of coarse coarsegold coamegold oaregold
gold valued at 390 3 3Z9d 9 taken In a OsIiort OsIiortEIRSon sljiprrt sljiprrtseason skortseason
season They ThfJantfclpotea antfclpnte a rush 1ushtothe 1ushtothen to the theiiev thenw
n iiev w diggings S
LATESTTO SUFFER SUFFERSixMillionDollar SUFFERSixMillionDollar SUFFERSixMjffionDoliar
SixMillionDollar Blaze in the Cres Crescent Crescent Crescent ¬
cent City Citys CityHIGH Cit CitHIGH CityHiGH
RI EW ORLEANSFeb ORLEANS Feb 26 26FIrc Fire involv involving InvolvIng involvI ¬
I NEW I ing millions of dollars loss 105 In phys physical phsieal physieI ¬
ical property and that strikeS a sorl sorlous son sonow
ous < if temporary blow at the immense immenseexport Immenseexport Immenseexport I
export trade of New Orleans swept the theriver therher theriver >
river front tonight and wiped out the
vast Ya t freight terminals of thj th Illinois Cen ¬ I
i tral known as the Stuyvcsant docks docksearIy
IS Nearu early a dozen do en squares sq1arcs of modern modernwharves mollornwharves modernwharves
wharves and freight sheds two mag ¬ I
nificent grain elevators hundreds of
loaded cars and vast quantities of freight
i including 20000 bales of cotton were de destroyed destroyed destroyed ¬
stroyed together with a large number of ofsmall orsmanresidences ofsmall
small smanresidences residences The fire was still rag ¬
j ing fiercely at midnight at which time
it had almost reached the upper end of
t 1 the j Illinois IJI IJImfi mfi Central Jr Jrh property It has S not
1 been determined whether h g rfh there r1 th than has been beenany b beenany
any an loss of life The oceangoing ship ¬
ping scorns to have escaped serious dam damace damage damae
ace A number ot firemen and employes
Of the docks were injured Actual esti estimates estimates estimates ¬
mates of the losses are impossible to ob j
tain tam dyXXrOGO JSn JSnnJsllt oooOoo tonight nJsllt though they the may exceed exceeddyXXrOGO
The Burned Area AreaThe AreaThe AreaThe
The Stuyvesant Stu vesant docks extend x tend from Lou ¬
isiana avenue almost to Napoleon avenue
a t distance of twelve squares The wharves
between those two points were covered coveredwith coveredwith coveredwith
with mils of trackage and a steel and
Iron shed ran the whole distance
the two grain elevators were ere of the
most modern construction the upper one on
having a a capacity c paclty of a million bushels
Thousands of bales of cotton several hun hunurod
urod thousand packages of sugar great greatquanUtlc groatquantities
quantities of cotton seed oil and oil cake
lumber and every conceivable variety or
freight filled the warehouses and sheds
Practically all the export business han ¬ I
dIed by the th Illinois Central was put putaboard putar putaboard
aboard ships J at those docks c These T docks docksand docksanti
ar ri neshea eshea esheac d rd rdstruction
and Improvements r n have been n under con construction coitstruction ¬
struction for ten years ears past elaborate elaborateextensions cia ciaborateextensions borate boratelxtenslons
extensions and immense investments hay ha
Ing been bef > n made after the constitutional constitutionalconvention constitutionalconvention constitutionalConvention
convention of 1S3S made it possible for
the road to t invest permanently at thiS this1point thiSpoInt thispoint
Trivial Cause CauseThe CauseThe CauseThe
The fire was discovered shortly shortl after 7 7o 7oclock 7ociocc
o oclock clock It was said to have resulted
from a journal that had not been suf ¬
ficiently lclentI oiled The whole plant was wasequipped wasequipped wasequipped
equipped with gigantic water tanks and
fire extinguishing apparatus but the
blaze small at the beginning almost In Instantaneously Instantaneousb instantaneously ¬
stantaneously got beyond control com communicating communicating cornmunicating ¬
municating through the conveyors to the th
lower elevator el vator and some of the sheds
The response of the fire department was wasprompt wasprompt wasprompt
prompt but owing to the fact that the theterminals theterminals theterminals
terminals were not readily accessible be because beCause because ¬
cause of fences and tracks the engines <
found difficulty in reaching the flames
In half an hour the fire Ire covered two twosquares twosquares twosquares
squares 3he the he lower elevator was practical ¬
ly I consumed and the fire was sweeping swe pln plnIrresistibl
irresistibly Irresistibl both up and down the river riverAs riverAs riverAs
As soon as It became known that the zone zoneof zoneor zoneof
of the fire was the Stuyvesant docks docksharbor docksharbor docksharbor
harbor tugs hastened to the wharves and andvessels andvessels andvessels
vessels that were moored there were werepulled Werepulled werepulled
pulled out into the river riverAt riverAt riverAt
At the same time switch engines were wererushed wererushed wererushed
rushed to the wharves and hundreds of
box cars loaded with freight were drawn
to points above the upper end of the ter terminals terminals terminals ¬
minals before the fire reached them themUsual themUsual themUsual
Usual High Wind WindHundreds WindHundreds WindHundreds
Hundreds more however were con consumed consumed consumed ¬
sumed The wind was wa blowing down the therlver thcriver
river iveras s the blaze began and the fire
Spread with lth greater Src ter speed In that dire dlr C ¬
tion By B 9 oclock the lower elevator and andsheds andsheds antisheds
sheds and wharves from Amelia street to
Louisiana avenUe a distance of six sixsquares sixstuaree
squares had fallen C 1len in Fortunately
Louisiana avenue is a very Yer broad thor thoroughbarc thoroughbarc thoroughbare
oughbarc and the further spread o of the
fire beyond that point Into a residence residencesection residencesection residencesection
section was checked Between the points pointsnamed pointsnamed pointsnamed
named however the flames swept to tocomplete tocomplete toComplete
complete destruction many cottages of ofthe ofthe
the poorer classes the occupants in a agreat agreat agreat
great may instances losing all they the pos possessed poslre poesessed ¬
sessed sessedThe lre sessedThe sed sedThe
The river boats the employes of the theroad thoroad theroad
road and the fire department concen concentrated concentrated concentrated ¬
trated all their energies In an effort to tosave tosave tosave
save the upper elevator between Austra Australltz AustralItz Australitz
lItz and nd Constantinople streets and to tochock toheck tocheck
chock the fire ire at that point The fire firehowever firehowevr lirehowever
however gradually worked past the thepoint thepoint thepoint
point occupied by b the elevator Heroic Heroically Herolcall Heroically ¬
ally all the forces kept at work but ulti ultimately ultimately ultimately ¬
mately they th were beaten and the big bissteel bigHteel bigsteel
steel structure covered with corrugated corrugatediron corrugatedironS
iron ironS suddenly burst Into flumes at 1030 1030and 1000md 1050anti
and in half an hour was a complete completewreck completewr completewreck
wreck wr ek
Still Raging at Midnight MidnightAt
At midnight more than nine nin squares of
the terminals had been completely de destroyed destroyed tieatvoyed ¬
stroyed and It seemed unlikely that the
fire would be checked until It had hadreached hallreachcd hadreached
reached Napoleon avenue which also Is Isa Isa isa
a very broad street During the fire a
heavy wind blew bl < > w and the blaze was of
Indescribable fury fur carrying cnrrln brands to togreat togreat togreat I
great distances driving back the crowdH crowdHof
of sightseers Immense pieces of cor corrugated corru corrugated ¬
rugated ru ted iron torn fro mthe sides of the theUpper thee thelper
Upper lper e elevator c were carried through h the theair theair
rv rvl jhw jhwdrop
air as s if they l were feathers s and were
dropped drop d in every direction constantly en ¬
dangering the lives of firemen and spec spectators spectators spectators ¬
tators tatorsTho tatorsThe
Tho weather was bright and warm nrm and andnearly andnenrhh andnearly J
nearly nenrhh 50009 people visited the scene dun ¬
log In the t e progress of the th fire fireAside fire4she fireAside
Aside from the tremendous financial financialloss Clnanclalloss financialloss
loss Involved the th fire Is a a calamity to toNew toew toNew
New ew Orleans In the temporary abatement abatementof
of the immense export business of the theIllinois the1111nols theIllinois
Illinois Central particularly ortlcularl in the mat matter matter matter ¬
ter of grain shipments shipmentsTO shipmentsTO shipmentsTO
Arrival of a Venezuelan Revolutionist Revolutionistto
to Confer With the State StateDepartment StateDepartment StateDepartment
Department DepartmentXPW
New X < w York Feb F > b 26 26Jolm John L Andara Andaroformer Andaraformer Andaraformer
former supreme judge of the supreme supremecourt supremecourt supremecourt
court of Venezuela and later foreign foreignrepresentative foreignrepresentative
representative of the th unsuccessful revo revolution revolutlbn revolutibn ¬ I
lution against President Castro in 192 192Who 1901nhu 00 00wtro
Who has arrived here from Curacao on onthe J I Ithe
the steamer Maracaibo comes the Her Herald ¬ I I IaId i
aId will say sa tomorrow to urge the United UnitedStates tnitedStates j
States to refrain from Interfering In the thearfalrs theaffairs j I I
affairs of Venezuela until a revolution revolutionnow
now being organized shall have deposed deposedCastro deposedCastro deposedCastro I
Castro CastroIn
In an n interview Judge Andara said saidWe saidWe saidWe
We believe belle ve that If the United States Statesinterferes Statesinterferes
interferes at the present time it will willcreate wllIcreate wiitcreate I
create a complex situation In Vene Venezuela Venezuela Venezuela ¬
zuela both the national and liberal par parties parties ¬
ties are united against Castro and we are areconfident areconfident areconfident
confident we can overthrow him our ourselxes ourseles ourselves
selves and save the United nlted States from froma
a possibly unpleasant unplcat > ant affair a I believe believethat believethat believethat
that all foreign nations look to this coun country country ¬
try tr for the proper payment of their claims claimsawarded claimsawarded claimsawarded
awarded by the protocol 1C Castro is isdelinquent I
delinquent it Is Issurely surely surel the business of the theUnited thetnited
United States to collect but we can cansaye cansayethe save savethe savethe I
the embarrassment that would naturally naturallyarise naturallyarIse naturallyarise
arise ariseI
I am employed to pledge the present presentheads 15resentheads cesent cesentheads
heads of the movement against Castro Castroto
to the payment of o the awards against againstVenezuela againstVenezuela
ery rgta fI fIproperty
Venezuela en and to assure s e contestants for forproperty forproperty
property rights in that country that strict strictimpartiality
impartiality will be observed oBserveuGeneral onservWuGeneral observedOeneral
General Gregorlo S Yerera is the leader leaderof 1eaderor
of the movement und acting with him irt irtperfect Inperfect iSperfect
perfect accord are Generals Penaloza PenalozaKonrialos PenalozaFonrtalos PenalozaForalaics
Konrialos and Paredes When the revo revolution revolution revolution ¬
lution under General Mateos was brought broughtabruptly broughtabruptly I
abruptly to an end at La Victoria In 1n1OO 1n1OOIt 1D06 1D06It 1900it
It was because the revolutionists lacked lackedammunition lackedummunltlon lackedammunition
ammunition This tme they the will not lack lackmaterials lackmaterials lackmutetials
materials of war and provide another anothersource anoth anothersource r rsource
source of help even ven greater than muni munitions munItJons munilions ¬
lions of war warthat that is public opinion opinionJudge opinionJud OpinionJudo
Judge Jud o Andara will go to Washington Washingtonon
on Tuesday Tusda to bring the object of his hismission hisml hismission
mission ml slon to the attention of the state de department department dopartflont ¬
partment partmentGALE partmentGALE partflontGALE
London Feb 26 6A A heavy hea gale blow off offtho oCttho of f fthe
tho British coast Saturday and today todayresulting tooa tooaresulting todayresulting
resulting in serious disaster One boat boatwas boat1al boatwa
was wa capsized and five of her crew crewdrownQdi crewldov1lQd crewouod
ldov1lQd drownQdi ouod A Ar French boat was wrecked vTcckedj
JtjffMthb j Cbth Liza Llzatd nd and two man Itton of bar crops cropscrc era eracT crocre
crc cT drowned tho others oU r swimminG swimming1shore swimminGsl1orc
0 o 0 z
Kew CW Yo York < k World
Expected to Find Quarters Quarterson
I A I ASHINGTON SH INGTON Feb 26 26WrltinS 26WrItingV Writing Writingoi
WASHINGTON W V V oi Oil the general topic of wages wagesand wageand wagesand
and the discontent of employes employeson
on the isthmus General Davis gov governor gOYernor governor ¬
ernor of the Panama canal zone has hasaddressed llasaddressed hasaddressed
addressed a long communication to the thePanama thePanama thePanama
Panama canal canalc commission HUi ob observations observations observatiors ¬
servations are confined to employes of ofthe orthe ofthe
the commission on the Isthmus who whowero wl10wept vhowere
wept hired in the United States StatesDiscussing StatesDiscuosing StatesDiscussing
Discussing the yellow ellow fever fcvcrsituatfon fcvcrsituatfonGeneralDavis situation situationGenerarDavis situationGenoralDavis
GenerarDavis says saysOf saysOf saysOf
Of canal employee cmplo es and their families familiescoming familiescoming familiescoming
coming here h re from the United Un ted States Statesonly Statesonly Statesonly
only four out of some 400 or 500 have havebeen havebeen havebeexi
been sick from yellow fever and of ofthis ofthis ofthis
this number one terminated fatally fatallyDiscussing fa fatallyDiscussing tall tallDiscusing
Discussing the lack of accommoda accommodation accoinmodntion1 accommodatton ¬
tion tion1 the governor observed observedWere obscrvedWere observedWere
Were Misled MisledThe MisledTftenumber MisledThe
The Tftenumber number of or employes who have havearrived havearrived havearrived
arrived on the isthmus under appoint appointments appointments appointments ¬
ments made in the United States Stateawho Stateawhoassert who whoassert whoassert
assert that they wero told by bymembers bymembersot members membersof
of the commission or by its employes employesin
in Washington that they all would wouldhave wouldhave wouhihave
have quarters or residences and excel excellent excellent excellent
lent accommodations are so large and andthe andthe andthe
the assertions n ertlons are so positive that I Icannot Icannot Icannot
cannot but believe there is some basis basisfor basisfor basisfor
for the statements made and if any anysuch anysuch anysuch
such assurances ass rances were given it was a agreat aIIeat agreat
great mistake I think The picture pictureought pictureou pictureouglit
ought ou ht to have been painted worse wo o than thanit thailit thanIt
it is rather than otherwise so that the themen themen theineii
men arriving here could not possibly possiblyfind possiblyfind possiblyfind
find the real condition to be worse than thanthey thanthe thanthey
they the expected to find it itHi ItBiI itIT
Hi IT continues uAs As land can be se secured Secured cccured ¬
cured in the way wa provided provld d by b treaty treatyand trcatyand treatyand
and by statute it will willbe be taken and andthere andthere andthere I
there will m be no delay dehl In erecting ere ttng Jlw Jlwnectssar the thenecessary thenecessary
necessary nectssar houses hou eJ for all the employee employesin mployesIn
in the city of Panama PanamaNo PanamaNo
No Place For Families FamiliesUntil F FamiliesUntil milies miliesUntIl
Until quarters are available he h said saidit saidIt saidit
it Is not advisable adisn ble for married xnarrledinen mento mentotake 111cn to totake totake
take their families to Panama Misery Miseryfor MiserYfor Miseryfor
for all concerned has recalled r lutlc < 1 In cases caseswhere casoowhere eaCeiwhere
where this has been done doneGovernor doncGovcrnor doneGovernor
Governor Davis says the wages wag s paid paidto paidto paidto
to the he employes who come here from fromhome fromhome fromhome
home and to others of the same class classtired classlired
hired on the isthmus < are in many cases
25 per cent c nt higher than they the were dur durIng durlag
ing the busiest period of the French Frenchcanal Frenchcanal Frenchcanal
canal work and in no case are they the theleg
less leg
legNo i iNo
No suggestedremedy sUg sugaested ested remedy for the lack lackof lackofamusement of ofamusement ofamusement
amusement Is made madclhebnrroomnnd madeThe i iThe
The lhebnrroomnnd barroom and gamblinghells gambling hells are arethe arethe I Ithe
the principal attractions now and In Inthe Inthe inthe
the city of Panama lottery tickets are areeverywhere areevelJowhere areeverywhere
everywhere offered for sale on the thestreet thestreet thestreet
street corners cornersBecause corneriBecause cqrnerBecause
Because of the increased price of ofmerchandise ofmercharuUse ofmerchandise
merchandise of all kjnds k ds the report reportsays reportsays reportsays
says the canal commission has jdst di directed directed direct ¬
rected rect d that the material and supplies suppliesdepartment s suppliesdepartrnent pplles ppllesdepartntent
department has been made a commis commissary commissary commissary ¬
sary where goods will be kept for sale saleat saleat aIe aIeat
at cost price priceMen priceMen priceMen
Men Are Not Unreasonable UnreasonableConcluding UnreasonableConcludinG UnreasonableConcluding
Concluding General Davis DaTtssuys DaTtssuysCasting DavissaysCasting says saysCasting
Casting up upithe the matter rin in all its itsphases t tphases ts tsphases
phases I would say thatwhile tl tvhIle this dis discontent discontent discontent ¬
content exists xl ts and andcertalnly certainly will wl l exist existprobably existpr existpr
probably pr 15ably for a long time with respect respectto
to some of the employes yet tao ne larger largernumber largernumber largernumber
number are not unreasonable unreasQna le and ac accept a aept acept ¬
cept < ept the situation they know tnat the thegovernment thegoernment thegovernment
government Is doing everything possi possible pose poseble ¬
ble to make their lot pleasanter and andthey antithey
they are loyally working and carrying carryingout car ing ingout
out their contracts contractsGROUNDLESS contrJictsGROUNDLESS contretsGROUNDLESS
Paris Feb 26 26near Rear Admiral Charles CharlesH
H Davis the American member of the theinternational theInternational theinternational
international commission pn n the Hull Hullaffair Hullaffair Hullaffair
affair said to the theAssociated Associated Press to today today today ¬
day that he is unable to see the slight slighttbe slightest slightest
est SToundslor grounds Xor thc view lew expre expremied ed that thathe thktte
tbe he commissions c i mlsalons findings establish a aprecedent 0 0iieCedcjft
precedent iec ept which wl1ichmona inanacos innades esn > neiitralcom nztra1 tlralcO1 tlralcO1II1prcc cont continprec
Estimate of Losses Loss s by Hot Springs 5pri gs Fire is a Million and Half HalfDollars HalfDollarsPrincipal I
Dollars D ollarsPrincipal Principal Business Houses HousesEscaped HousesEscaped HousesI
I Escaped
iQT SPRING SPRINGSrk SJgArk rk Feb 26 26Sun 26Sunda 26Sunday Sun Sunday ¬
HOT H day da has beeftm ee day of gloom in Hot Hotgptjings Hotp1Jn Hottzi
gptjings p1Jn tzi TbLfirst T Tbi lfirit f1rst estimates of ofeamageidoneyheftgreat otthealU11age ofconuti
thealU11age eamageidoneyheftgreat done th great confla conflagration conutigration onfl onflgraUon ¬
gration were w re not exaggerated More Morethan iIorethan Morethan
than forty blocks were destroyed The Themost Themost Themost
most conservative estimate places the theOSs
loss OSs at a million and a half dollars dollarsThe dollarsThe dollarsThe
The three unknown bodies recovered recoveredare
are the only fatalities fatalitiesThe fatalitiesThe fatalitiesThe
The citizens relief committee has the thesituation thesituation thesituation
situation well in hand although volun voluntary voluntary voluntary ¬
tary subscriptions from the outside are arebeing arebeing arebeing
being accepted acceptedAll
All trains today toda brought in visitors to toview toview toview
view the ruins ruinsMayor ruinsIa ruinsMayor
Mayor Ia Qr Belding ordered all saloons
Coal Co 1 Mine Horror in West Virginia Vjrgi VirginiaFifteen iaFifteen Fifteen Bodies Recov Recovered RecoveretfWomen RecoveredWomen ¬
ered eretfWomen Women and Children Weeping at the theMouth theMouth theMouth
Mouth of Shaft Sh ft
fliTJEFIELD > iLUEF ELD W Va Feb 26 26As As a aresult aresult a aD
BLUEFIELD D result o or an explosion in shaft No
1 of o the United States Coal Coke Cokecompany C COkacompany k kcompany
company at Wllcoe today toda twenty twentythree twentythree twentythree
three miners are supposed to have lost losttheir lostl lostltheir losttheir
their lives and It Is possible that the thenumber thenumber thenumber
number will exceed this thisUp thisUp thisUp
Up to 8 p m fifteen dead bodfen had hadbeen hadbeen hadbeen
been taken from the shaft A large largerescuing largerescuing largerescuing
rescuing party part Is in the mine tonight tonightIt
It Is barely possible but not likely likelythat likelythat likelythat
that some of the remaining entombed entoirjbedminers entombedminer entombedminers
miners will be rescued alive The ex explosion explosion cxplosion ¬
plosion was of terrific force and shat shattered shattered shattered ¬
tered windows a mile distant distantImmediately dlsta1tImmedlctely distaztImmediately
Immediately after the shock s ock a great greatnumber greatnumber greatnumber
number of minerswho miners who were oft duty dutyrushed dutyrushed
I rushed to the shaft to find great clouds
closed The following statement has hasbeen hasbeen hasbeen
been issued issuedTo issuedTo
To the public pu1licThe The fireswept area arealies arealies area1ies
lies principally in the th residenae por portion portfoiof portied ¬
tied tfoiof of the the theCi3 CIfj lb Whilethe While Yhilethelbssis the loss is enor enormous not notmous or orInous ¬
mous the principal business portion of ofHot ofnot ofHot
Hot Springs including the hotels and andbathhouses andbathhouses andbathhouses
bathhouses is not affected We Wethink Wethtnk Yethink
think It therefore proper prop r to request requestthe requestthe 1 1the
the Associated Press to state that our ourcity our ourcity ourcity
city has ample accommodations for the thepeople thepeople thepeople
people who may ma desire to visit it for forhealth torhealth forhealth
health and no advance in rates will willbe willbl willbe
be tolerated toleratedGfeORGE tolerdtedG toleratedG1ORG1
GfeORGE G ORGE P BELDING Mayor MayorThe llaJ MayorThe or orThe
The devastated d district will be speed speedily speedilJ speedfly ¬
fly rebuilt Property Pro pert owners are al already alread already ¬
ready read planning with architects and in inthree inthree iiithree
three Instances carpenters began work worktcday worktcday worktcday
tcday on tempofary structures
EulogisticAddress Eulogistic Address of Welcome and Reception at the Imperial ImperialPavilion ImperialPavilionFlowers ImperialPavilionFlowers
Pavilion PavilionFlowers Flowers for the Wife of Port PortArthurs PortArthurs PortArthurs
Arthurs Defender
I 1 OSCOW Feb 26 26Genera1 General Stoessel Stoessellate stoessC1lat
M I VI late lat commander of the Russian Russianforces nUb Itussianforces ian ianforces
forces at Port Arthur Arthurrai1sI rai1sI and his hisparty hisparty hisparty
party arrived here at 9 oclbuk o clPQk this thismorning thismorning thismeriting
morning General Stoessel Stoe sel was nicj nic In Inthe Inthe iiithe
the imperial pavilion at the St tirol tirol01a5 ffch ffcholas 1ch 1cholas
olas station by the governor noblllfy noblllfynumerous nobIH nob1Jiynumerous
numerous officers and civil ofllflialj o ffitJl1lJ ffitJl1lJColonel
Colonel Diamensky made a eulogistic eulogisticaddress euloglUtaddress eulogisticaddress
address of welcome declaring that thatyour thatuour thatyour
uour your splendid defense of Port Arthur Arthuramazed Arthuramazed Arthuramazed
amazed the world and created immor immortal immortal inimortnl ¬
tal glory for Russia RussiaNumerous Rus RussiaNumerous ia
Numerous bouquets were presented
to Madame Stoesel The general neral aft afterward afterward ¬
erward held a reception He will go to toSt toS1 toSt
St Petersbuig Pet Petersbu rsl > m r g on Wednesday rednesda but suL suLseiiuently sul3etIUenliy sutsequently
seiiuently he will return here for a pro prolonged prolonged prolonged ¬
longed stay stayAt sta sta4t stay4t
4t Kursk ursk station where the crowd crowdwhich crowdwhich crowdwhich
which had assembled was disappointed disappointedby I
by the nonstoppage of General Stoes Sloessels Stoessels Stoeseels i
sels train some students made a hos hostile hostile hoetile
tile demonstration against Colgcn ColgcnReSss ColgciReiss
I ReSss late chief of staff at Port Ar Arthur ArI Arthur ¬
thur who traveled direct to St Peters Petersburg Pctersburg Petersburg ¬
burg The incident incensed the crowd crowdand crowdand rowdand
and in a scuffle that ensued three threestu threestudents threestudents stu students ¬
dents were verebeaten beaten by b a policeman
of smoke and dust gushing from its itsitiouth Its111outh Itsthouth
itiouth Mothers children and other otherrelatives otherxelatives
relatives soon were weeping and plead pleading pleading pleadIng ¬
ing for the rescue of those dear to tothem tothem tothem
them entombed in the mine The of officials officials ¬
ficials of the mine were soon on the thescene thesccne theScene
scene sceneThe SceneThe I IThe
The dead miners thus far recovered recoveredare
are all Italians and Hungarians HungariansThe HungarIansThe
The company usually usuall works In this thisshaft thisshaft thisshaft
shaft about seventyfive miners bat battoday b buttoday t ttOda
today tOda being Sunday the men were not notall notall ot otaU
all in and the small loss of life can be beattributed beattributed beattributed
attributed only to this fact factThe factThe factThe
The United Coal Coke C ke company companywith companwIth companywith
with principal offices in Pittsburg Pa Pais PaIs Pais
is part of the United States Steel cor corporation corporation corporatlon ¬
poration The cause of the explosion explosionhas
has not yet et been determined
Washington Washington Feb 26 2t1The The memories memoriesthree of ofthree ofthree
three deceased dec ascd members memb < rg of he Fifty Fiftyeighth Fiftyeighth f feighth
eighth congress wero subjects < J of tribute tributeby tributeby I Ir
by the house of representatives in a ses se sesion j
seo fu i J i th h I Itoo
slon r which I occupied nearly three hours hourstoday hourstoday t
today too a Tributes were paid to the late lateRepresentative lateRepresentative lateRepresentative
Representative jyihoncy l honcv of Illinois tho tholate tholato thelate
late Representative Croft South Carolina Carolinaand Cnrollnaand Carolinaand
and the late Representative Otis Now NowYork NoWYork NewYork
York Representative Hepburn of Iowa Iowawas IowaWtiS Iowawas
was designed as speaker pro tern temand temandIolded and andyielded andyielded
yielded Iolded the chair to Representative Sher Sherman Sherman ¬
man of NewYork who jsidel reslded during duringthe durll1gthe duntgthe I
the eulogies to Representative Otis and andRepresentative andRepresentative andRepresentative
Representative Flnlay Fin lay of Soutm S outh Carolina Carolinaduring Carolinaduring
during the tributes to the memory Of OfRepresentative orRelJrosentaUc OfRepresentative
Representative Croft CroftThose CroftThose i iTl1oo
Those who spoke sp kO to t the mnmorfp m m rf > P PRepresentative qf1 i7 i7lt9prosontative
Representative n9prosontattver rahunpy fttuae hul J acre n RcprcgorH RcprcgorHtativos rtprcofltutWos
tativos McAndrews Boutell Williams H1 iIUams lams
Foss Locimer Knopf Caldwell Enrich Enrichand Enrichand Enrichand
and Foster I oMter of Illinois Sulzer New York
Hay lIa Virginia Vlr fnla Robinson Ro Jnson Indiana Slay Sla3tN1
don N1 Texas Ryan New York Hunt Mis Missouri MISsouri 11 11souri ¬
souri Van Dusdr Nevada cada Broussard
Louisiana LouisianaEulogies LouisianaElilogles LouisianaEclogies
Eulogies on Mr lr Croft were pronounced
by Representatives R Flnley Flnll Lever I evEr John Johnson Johnson Jolnison ¬
son and Alken of South Carolina and andFrench andFrench andFrench
French of Idaho IdahoTributes IdaholrHmtes IdahoTributes
Tributes to tho memory of Representa RepresentativeOtis RepresentativeOllso ReprosentativeOtic ¬
tiveOtis of Now York were spoken by b bRepresentathes
Representatives Sherman Goulden Smith SmithRider SmithRider SmithRider
Rider Paine Alexander and Dimwell of ofNew orNew ofNew
New York Currier of New York Cooper
Pennsylvania and Bonyngc BOn S of Colo Colorado Colamdo ColoTJicthousp ¬
rado radojVThehouso
jVThehouso T hOl1S9 adjoticnod adj jS arnod cn oda after Ctet tlijfcadoption tlijfcadoptionof tl th1 adt p1km
of r apnroprT4tftvTosUitjfins fiJ roprT T Ul9J1S to each ch of the lh thdceSed
deceased d aC it 235 2i Zpw phi 1
Terrific Battle Raging on onLeft Russian Bussianleft I ILeft
left Flank HankJAPS FlanklAPS FlankJAPS
CT i TA PETERSBURG Feb 27 2 27135 135 135m 11 11mAn a
ST 0 m mAn An action of no mean propor proportions proportions proportione ¬
tions Is In progress on the Rus Russian Ruesian ¬
sian left flank The advantage thus thusfar thusfar thusfar
far Is on the side of the Japanese Japanesethough Japanesethough Japanesethough
though at heavy cost From advices advicesfrom adlcesrom advicesfrom
from rom the front it is difficult to say how howsevere howstyere howsevere
severe the losses have been or how de decisive decisive dedelve ¬
cisive the reverse and whether the Ja Japanese Japanese Japanese ¬
panese are likely m eb to attempt to drive drivein
in It U the Russian leftfront much further furtherGeneral furtherGeneral furtherGeneral
General Kuropatkin evidently has hasteen hasleen hasleen
leen trying trln to establish his left flank flankfar fiankfar flankfar
far in advance to command the cross crossings crosIngs crossirigs ¬
ings of the Taitse river the operation operationbeing operationbeIng operationbeing
being a a counterpart of General Grip Grippenbergs GrippenberSs Grippenbergs
penbergs movement on the right flank flankto
to secure the fords of the Hun river riverpreparatory rherpreparatory riverpreparatory
preparatory to the breaking up of the theice theice theice
ice in the spring The scene of the op operations operations oporations ¬
erations is fifty flft miles southeast of ofMukden ofMukden ofMukden
Mukden beyond Da pass an impor important important important ¬
tant defile commanding the road to toFushun toFushun toFushun
Fushun Both armies occupying ap apparently apIarentl apparently ¬
parently impregnable positions on the thecenters thecenterS thecenters
centers General Kuropatkin evidently evidentlyplanned eVidentlJplanned evidentlyplanned
planned to Inaugurate widely sweeping sweepingoperations sweepingoperations sweepingoperations
operations on both flanks But the Ja Japanese Jaanese Jaianese ¬
panese anese countered hard hardAssociated hardAssociated hardAssociated
Associated Press dispatches from the thefront thefront thefront
front indicate that the weather is line lineand tineand lineand
and favorable for operations and that thatall thatall thatall
all Is quiet on the theRusslan Russian right wing wingAccording wingAccording wingAccording
According to a Vladivostok report to tothe tothe tothe
the AssociatedPress Associated Press the entrance to tothat tothat tothat
that harbor is open and ndthe the squadron squadronvrhich squadronhlch squadronvhIch
vrhich hlch is seaworthy is apparently tak taking takIng taklag ¬
ing no risks but Is saving its strength strengthfor strenrthfor
for cooperation coop r tion with Vice Admiral Ro Rojestvenskys Rojestvenskys Hojestvenskys
jestvenskys squadron squadronTHREATEN squadronTHREATEN squadronSTHREATEN
Japs Have Taken Outlying Positions Positionson
on the East EastMukden EastlUkden EastMukden
Mukden Feb 26 26FIgl1tlug Fighting continues continuesin
in front and west of Tie pass pa g On the theextreme theextreme theextreme
extreme east the Japanese have taken takenthe takenthe takenthe
the outlying outl ing positions and they the now nowthreaten nowthreaten nowthreaten
threaten the main defenses Owing to totheir totheir totheir
their formidable attack it is thought thoughtthat thOughtthat thoughtthat
that the Japanese artillerymen are areveterans areveterans areveterans
veterans from Port Arthur command commanded ¬
ed by b General Nogi Forty Fort wounded woundedRussians wounddRussians woundedRussians
Russians arrived at Mukdm today todayand todayand todayand
and 400 are nre expected tomorrow Other OtherIndications OtherIndIcations Otherindications
Indications point to an unusual strug struggle struggle struggle ¬
gle gleA A blustering snow storm all day is isending isending isending
ending in a bitter wind which may maymodify mayI maymodify
modify modlt the threatened conflict The Theregion Theregion rheregion
I region of the Japanese attack Is in inslightly insUght1 inslightly
slightly wooded and high mountains mountainsfavorable mountainsfavorable mountainsfavorable
favorable to the Russian operations operationsA operationsforce
A force of Japanese of unknown unknownstrength unknownstrength unknownstrength
strength Joined with Chinese brigands brigandswest brigandswest brigandswest
west of Kungchialin is still menacing menacingthe
the Russians In that region The can cannonade cannonade cannonade ¬
nonade along the Russian center di diminished diIPlnished diipinished ¬
minished in intensity today There is isno isno Isno
no evidence of activity on the part of ofthe orthe ofthe
the Japanese who are strongly stronglystrengthening stronglstrengthening stronglystrengthening
strengthening the site of the Russian Russianoperations Russianoperations Russianoperations
operations toward Liao Yang in the thelatter thelatter thelatter
latter part of January JanuaryLOSSES Janua JanuaLOSSES JanuaryLOSSES
Little Else Gleaned From Kuropat Kuropatkins KuropatI Kuropatkins
kins I < i ns Report ReportSt
St Petersburg Feb 26 26General General Ku Kuropatkin Kuropatkin Kuropatkin ¬
ropatkin has h s telegraphed to the emper emperor ¬
or under date d e or o ofFeb Feb 25 2 as follows followsAt foUow8At followsAt
At 3 oclock thismorning the en enemy enemyoccupied my myoccupied myoccupied
occupied Tslnkhetchen Exast reports reportsof r orts ortsof
of our yesterdays losses have not yet yetbeen yetbeen et etbeen
been received rec IYed There are twelve offi officers omers oflicers ¬
cers ers and about 300 men wounded in hos hospitals hospitals hospitals ¬
pitals at San Lunyu The percentage percentageof
of killed is very ver large The commander commanderof
of the detachment reports acts of bray bravery brayer braycry ¬
cry er by b many detached bodies of oftroops oftroops
General Kuropatkin instances many manycases man mancases manyeases
cases of close fighting and bayonet bayonetcharges ba bayonetcharges onet onetcharges
charges and concludes concludesThis concludesThis concludesThis
This morning a battallon of the en enemy enem enemy ¬
emy em advanced in the direction of Papin PapinpasV Papinpas Papinpass
pasV pas six miles southwest of San Lun Lunyu Lunu Lunyu ¬
yu u and this evening the enemys out outposts outposts outposts ¬
posts commenced to approach the thepasses thepasses thepasses
passes occupied by us usQuiet usQuiet usQuiet
Quiet on Right Flank FlankDacchbanhe FIankDacchoanhe FlankDacehoanhe
Dacchbanhe Feb 26 26Deiayed 6 Delayed in intransmission intransmissionA intransmissionA
transmission transmissionA A monotonous quiet quietprevails quietprevails quietirevails
prevails on the right flank of the Rus Russian Russian RusSian ¬
sian army The nights are frosty but butthe butthe butthe
the daysare days aJs arC quite q lte warm A dispatch dispatchsays dispatchsays
says the Japanese are well fed but are arerequired arerequired
required to labor hard and constantly constantlyon
on fortifications and are cruelly pun punished puni punhhed ¬
ished i hed if they do not complete their theirtasks theirtasks theirtasks
Russians Repulsed RepulsedTokio RepulsedTokio RepulsedTokio
Tokio Feb 26 266 6 p in mManchunian mManchunianaml Manchunian Manchunianarmy
army aml headquarters reports that two twoinfantry twoinfantI twoInfantry
infantry infantI attacks by b the Russians in inj Inth IntIn
the th < neighborhood of Maniton mountain mountainFriday mountainFriday mountainFriday
Friday night were were repulsed repulsedSeized repulsedSeized repulsedSeized
Seized by the Japs JapsTokio JapsTokio JapsTokio
Tokio Feb 26 6Thc The German steamer steamerRomulus steamerUom111us steamertoiiuilus
Romulus bound for Vladivostok with a acargo acargo acargo
cargo of Cardiff coal was seized on the thenight thenight thenight
night of Feb 25
Paris Feb 26 26A A preliminary exam examination examination examInation ¬
ination which Ambassador Porter is ismaking Ismaking Ismaking
making for the body of John Paul PaulJones PaulJones PaulJones
Jones the naval hero of the revolu revolutionary revolutIonary revolutionary ¬
tionary war recently disclosed a lead leadcoffin leadcoffin leadcoffin
coffin The name plate late on the coffin coffinwas coffinwas coffinwas
was very much corroded but the de description derorlpUon tiescnipUon ¬
scription has finally been deciphered decipheredshowim decipheredshollng decipheredsliot1ing
showim that it was the coffin of an anEnglishman anEnglishman anEnglishman
Englishman burled May 5 L 1790 two twoyears twoears twoyears
years ears before the death of Jones Con Consequently Cons Conmquently
sequently s quent1 the coffin will not be opened openedThe openedI openedThe
The examination continues continuesThe continuesThe continuesThe
The finding of this lead coffin has the theadvantage theadvantage theadvantage
advantage of establishing that those thoseburled thoseburled thoseburled
burled in the rotestant cemetery about aboutthe aboutI aboutthe
the time of Jones death lie in the vi vicinity ylcinit vicinity ¬
I cinity cinit of the th present presentexcavations excavations
New York Feb 26 26Thlrteen Thirteen officers officersof
of the Russian Rus jan navy who were taken takenprisoners takenrrlson takenrrisontirs
prisoners rrlson rs at Port Arthur and paroled paroledarrived paroledarnivd I
arrived arrh d here today from Chicago on ontheir ontheIr ontheir
their way to St Petersburg Later Laterthe Laterthe Laterthe
the party left for Washington to pay paythejr paytheir paytheir
their respects to the Russian ambas ambassador ambass ambassador ¬
sador s dor They The will wf1l1eave leave here on Thurs Thursday Thursa Thureay ¬
day a ay for Paris and thence to St Pe Petcrsbur PetE Pcte
tcrsbur tE rsbur rsburg rsburgSUCCESSFUL
Brussels Feb 26 26The The international internationalcongress Internatlol1alcongress internationalcongress
congress of maritime law concluded its itssessions itsSftssions ItssssIons
sessions on Saturday having ha dng agreed agreedciii agreedcni agreedCa
ciii Ca the text of two draft treaties one onerelating onerelating onerelating
relating tocollisions to collisions and tile tneother other to tosaving toS3Ing tosaving
saving life andr and rendering ndering assistance at atsea atEea atsea
sea The treaties re ti are are largely in con confar on
far f fo W ilJly tty A th t1JJI V gloAmericaivl h1ae J R The TheConKressUSregarded TheColft The1copgreas
1copgreas ConKressUSregarded Colft ce ss a r regarded as a great suc succe suece
City Claims Light Corporations
100000 Water Right BightHAS RightHAS RightHAS
T HE first gun in the active fight Aght ot otI orthe
THE I 1 the Utah Light Lig t Railway Com Company donipany om ompan ¬
pany pan for an extension o of its fra frachise frft frftchise fraiehlse
chise which is to be fired at tonights tonightssession tomghtssession tonlghCssession
session of the city lty council counei1promis6s promis s to tobe t tbe tobe
be but preliminary to a struggle for torthe forthe Or Orthe
the possession of the water rights in inBig IIIBig ittBig
Big Cottonwood which hieh are now nowclaimed nowclaimed lOWclaimed
claimed by the company and whhht whhhtorrers which it itoffers t toffers
offers to trade to the city for an exten extension e extensioti ten tenslon ¬
sion of their present franchise for a aperiod aperiod aperiod
period of fifty fift years ears These water waterrights waterrights water waterrights
rights are embraced in the Deseret and andButler andButler antiButler
Butler mill sites and are valued by the theUtah theUtah theUtah
Utah Light Railway company at atuoo000
100000 An investigation of its right rightto rightto
to this water leads to the conclualou conclualouthat conclu conelualoetthat l ll llthat
that its title is decidedly qUestionable qnestlonaWeand que tlonaMe tlonaMeand
and that the city cit already alreadyhu has ha as good gooda GOd GOda
a claim if not betterthan the thecompan thecompanrhere company companyThere companyThere
There is not lacking evidence that thatMayor thatIa thatMayor
Mayor Ia or Morris and the legal advisers adv ers of ofthe orthe ofthe
the city are familiar with the situation situationand situationand situationand
and the signs point to a vigorous vJgor u8 de defense defense dcfence ¬
fense of the rights of the municipality municipalityFlights mUnlzilpalityRights fzipa1tty fzipa1ttyFights
Flights Unused For or Years YearsThe YearsThe YearsThe
The water which is In dispute disputeoriginally v vorIglnall w woriginally
originally appropriated by b the tJteM9 tJteM9church Merman Mermanchurch itormoetchurc1i
church for f r use at the old Deneret papfer papfermills paii pa rmills r rmm
mills which were located ar 1 the themouth themouth themouth
mouth of the canyon The mills have havenot btlvenot bvenot
not been in operation for many man UIIU1Yand years yearsand n nand
and about sixteen years ago the plant plantwas plantwas plantwas
was partially par ally destroyed destroJ ed by b lire Since Sincethen Sincethen Sincethen
then sS s far as can be learned no use usehas usehas usehas
has been made of the water until a a few fwmonths fewmonths fewmonths
months ago when the railway railwa company companydid eotPPaaYdid
did some work there announcing that thatit
it was its intention to move its two twopower twopower twopower
power plants down from the canyon canyonJust caJfYonJust eanyonJust
Just how the Utah Light RHttway RHttwaycompany RaJlVYcompan R11waycompany
company acquired title to this water wslerdoes waterdo waterdoes
does do not appear but certainly certaln it wa wanot wanot iras irasnot
not by b filling on it as required by b law lawThe IawThe lawThe
The irrigation law of the state says saysSection SIlJSSection saysSection
Section 4 47Tlie The water waterot of all streams streamsand stroamsand streamsand
and other sources in this state whether whetherflowing wetherflowing whetlsrflowing
flowing above or underground in known knownor
or defined d fined channels is hereby declared declaredto
to be the property of the public sub subject subject subject
ject to all existing rights to th the use usethereof Utlethereof usethereof
thereof thereofSec thereofSee thereofSec
Sec 50 50uWhen When the appropriator appropli tor or orhis orhis orhis
his successor in interest nbuid ab abasdons wdeltS s or orceases orceases orceases
ceases to use water for a q period of sev seven seven soyen ¬
en years ears the right ceases and there thereupon thereupon thereupon ¬
upon such water aterreverts ater reverts to the th public publicand pttbllcand petbileand
and may ma again be appropriated as pro provided provided provided ¬
vided in this act but questions of ofabandonment ofabandonment ofabandonment
abandonment shall be questions of fact factand faetand factand
and shall be determined as ar are other otherquestions otherquestions otherquestions
questions of fact factCity factCity factCity
City Has Filed FiI d on Water WatrDuring Wat WaterDuring r rDuring
During the administration of ofPJty pity En Engineer Engineer inngineer ¬
gineer George W Y Snow Sno tha th city ttr ttrthree BtMie BtMiethree ni4three
three filings on the water atel of oi Bfg tg s Q Qtonwood tt ttton t ttonwood
tonwood ton wood creek The first filing calls callsfor e cOilsfor 1I8 1I8tor
for the use of fifty ftft cubic fe fee t per perond sec second cccond ¬
ond and was recorded recorded SupfclfT S Spt 11 11The IE JN JNThe kI kIThe
The second sccpndfor for the same amount was wasrecorded wasrod 1lM 1lMi
recorded i rod rded rded Oct Oct5 5 arid a d the third for or M MfeeC H9 H9feet 15feet
feeC feet Nov So 12 All three state that the thewater thewater theWater
water is to be diverted from the stream streamat
at a a point immediately below b low the tall tallrace taUrace tailrace
race of the lower plant of the two pres present present peaseat ¬
ent power plants of the Utah Light LightRailway Li LightRailway ht htRailwa
Railway company one mile above the thepaper thepaper thepaper
paper mill the diverting works wors or s to eon eonsist eo eosist consist
sist of a dam across the channel of Big BigCottonwood Bi BiCottonwood BigCottonwood
Cottonwood creek and a a pipe lh l itte > e lead leading lcadint leadlag ¬
lag therefrom It is believed that the thequestion tkequestion thequestion
question of abandonment can easily easilybe casilybe enallybe
be determined determin d and that the city and andnot andnot andnot
not the Utah Light Railway com company conapanJ coinpatty ¬
patty owns the water which the th cor corporation corporation corporation ¬
poration seek to trade for a vJwil Y1 valuable valuablefranchise UtlJ1tIe UtlJ1tIefranchise ie iefranchise
Prices Jumped on Rights RightsIn
In order to get the water Into Parleys Parleysconduit P Parleysconduit rles rlesconduit
conduit it will il1 be necessary nece 88l to take it itfrom itfrom Itfrom
from the creek at a point 175 feet above abovethe abovethe abovethe
the old paper mill mi l making it imposei imposeihje ImposaibJJ Imposethip
hip for both city cit and the light company companyto
to use the same water In the estimate estimatemade estimatem estimatemade
made m de for acquiring water rights when whenthe whenthe whenthe
the figures were made up 60000 was wasset wasset as asset
set aside for that purpose the Deseret Deseretmill Deseretmill Deseretmill
mill being put in at 25000 2 ooo the Butler Butlermill BuUetmill Butlermill
mill at 3000 and the Knutson grist gristmill F1istmill gristmill
mill which is near the Deseret at 520 20
000 When the owners were consulted consultedhowever consultedhoweer consultedhowever
however the fight company companjplaced placed a avaluation avaluation avaluation
valuation on their property of 5100000 5100000and 100000and I0O004and
and the grist mill people demanded denndcdo000
550000 60000 although the th latter 1att r had been pf pffered pCCered pffered
fered for sale for 12000 bef9re the city citydesired citydesired cItydesired
desired to acquire it itMayor itllaor itMayor
Mayor Morris said yesterday that thatthere thatthere thatthere
there had been negotiations be between between between ¬
tween himself and the light company companybut compapbut compapybut
but that he had no intimation that the thecorporation thecOroration thecorioration
corporation would ask for a a fiftyyear fiftyyearextension fiftyyearextelsion fiftyyearextexision
extension until the formal applicationwas application ppUcationwa
1 wan wa made the companys companY assertions in inits inits initS
its petition to the contrary notwith notwithstanding notwithtandint notwithstanding ¬
standing standingWANTS tandint tandintWANTS f fWANTS
Subscriber Writes Against AgainztGrantJng AgainztGrantJngStreet Granting GrantingStreet GrantingStreet
Street Car Grab
Tk The Salt Lake HoraWt HoraWtTomorrow HeraWTomorrow UernIcTomorrow
Tomorrow Monday londa night the petition petitionof
of theUtah Light Railway requesting requestingthat requesURgthat
that the franchise or grab it has on this thiscity tId6city tidecity
city be extended so as to give it ninety ninetyyears nlno nlnoears ninetyyears
years ears more in which to give the citizens citizenspoorer oltlzonspoorer citizenspoorer
poorer street car service and wrotchedlighting wrotchedlighting wrotched wretchedlighting
lighting will be presented to the city citycouncil citycouncil cItycouncil
council The uppermost question at this thiswriting thiswriting thiswriting
writing is iswhat what will the council do doIn d01 d01In doin
In all such matters matt rs it is customary customar to torefer torefer torefer
refer to the proper committee for con consideration eonslderaUon conalderation ¬
sideration but in this particular easett easettis ease It ItIs itis
is the opinion and the wish of many man tax taxpayers txpaers taxpayers ¬
payers that the council counci will Wf Just as a seen seenas s seenas
as a the petition petton or request is read d pron promptiy promp promptly ¬
tly ty deny it Such a a a request should shoul have haveno haveno haveno
no further furheI consideration than its first firstreading tnt tntredln firstnestling
reading redln to the te council It I is di direct dtrect direct ¬
rect insult Insul to every ever meniber how howing hel holdlag
ing a vote in the council counci and andtherefore ad adthererore andtherefore
therefore should be treated teted as a such If Ifthe Uthe Ifthe
the requet request should be refee referred t to a a cm cmmite coin coininittee
mite inittee out or cOurtes courtesy to the Uta lJteJi Lt LtRaiway Lght LghtRailway
Railway company there Is D no te1n telling tellingthe
the Raiway complications complcatons compn that may m8 arise pending pendingthe pondt pendingthe
the final vote on the proposition prpostion besides besidesIt beid
It will wl be the cause of wrangle spoil uionwrangle up spoilwrangle
wrngle I wrangle for the balance of the te terms ters ot otonethird oronethird ofonethird
onethird onethird the members of the present presentcouncil preent preentcounciL presentcounciL
council councilSo counciLS6
So In the interest of peace and that tatthe tatthecounci th thcouncil the thecouncil
council counci may ma be allowed lowed to attend atend to Its Itslegitimate it itslegitimate
legitimate legitmate business buslnemany many hope that the therequest therequest therequest
request when it Is 1 first fit presented preented may maydie maydie maydie
Washington Feb Feb 26 26Chalran 26Chairman Chairman CuU CuUen Cufleffi Cufleffiof n not
ot the senate committee commitee on foreign torIS1 rein rotations re retons reintions ¬
tions of made an effort to to5 have a meeting moatingtoday meu meetingtoday
tons today but falling ralng In this this gave 16 notice noticeof notce notceor
of a meeting meting tomorrow to be hold hQll Jmmeai Jmmeaii Jmmedtutoly Immetitatoly
utoly after a voto oto I is ha had In Ute Swao Swaompacment Swayompeathment
mpeathment acor ce case Th Tint commitee committee wlIL wlILsit 11 11sit
i sit daily until unti some decision Is s reached reachedin rache
in the dl case of the Santo SantoDomlngo Domingo proto protocol proWcol ¬
col It cac is expected a report wi will v ll b bf be < made madeon mae maeon mifleon
on the I first frst expcte day dly of the special splat session oC oCthe or otthe
consider executive bud buslI budness
the th senate to cnsider executve bWl bWlI
I I ness nc

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