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CHINESE REPORT DESTRUCTION OF JAPANESE BATTLESHIP;
RUSSIANS ANNIHILATE FIVE BATTALIONS OF MIKADO'S MEN
rcrccc^t >mafie> at 'San Traa
cisco for tiirty tcur« ending- at
mldaiffht aiay'25, 1904:
Son rraacisco and vicinity —
Cloudy 'Wednesday; fresh south
west winds, with. fog.
A. Q. BIcADXE,
District Forecaster.
THE WSATSZB.
HONOLULU. May 24. — The Italian
cruiser Liguria. ' Prince ; Lulgl*: com
manding, arrived here to-day from
San Francisco.
Italian Cruiser at Honolulu.
Montana Cattleman Is Killed by Com
ftanlozi as Result of Dispute
About 3Ioney.
HAVRE, Mont-, May 24. — Emile
Lauener, a cattleman, is 'dead here
and John L. Simmons is in jail as the
result of a drunken quarrel at Chester
. last .Sunday night. Louener was shot
through the body by Simmons and
died almost instantly.
It is said that the men had been on
c a spree for several days. The quar
'rel is «a.id to have been caused by
money differences.
MURDER IS FKQUEL
OM| JO DRUNKEN* QUARREL
LONDON, May 24.— A very curious
cape of insurance has come' to light in
connection with . the . late Marquis of
Donegal.
A policy was taken out In * 1890
against issue being born to the Mar
quis, who at that time was in his sev
entieth year and was' living apart from
his wife. The Marchioness, however,
died. /, '
The Marquis married again in • his
eighty-first year and had a son. who is
now. a few weeks old- and the young
est member of the peerage. Conse
quently, by the payment" of a ' single
premium of £131 5s the insurer has re
ceived £2500.
Insures Asalnst "Issue Being Born of
His Mnrriaie and Is Now Father
--« .¦''¦ of a Boy. ' :'".
Special Cable to The Call and New York Her
ald. Copyright. 19M. by the New- York
Herald Publishing Company.
AGED MARQUIS WIXXER
IN A PECULIAR GAMBLE
BUTTE, Mont.. May 24. — Reports
from throughout the State to-night
tell of a general storm of considerable
severity. Snow fell in many, places
during the forenoon, changing to rain
lster in the day. To-night the tem
perature is lower than it has been for
weeks past. It is not believed that
sto« k will suffer in consequence of the
storm. The moisture will benefit the
ranges.
finow and Rain Fall in .Many Places
and Temperature Is Un
usually Jxnv.
MONTANA IS SWEPT
BY SEVERE STORM
"MONTGOMERY. Ala., May 24. —
The Democratic State convention will
meet here to-morrovi- and select del
egates to the national convention.
From indications the friends of Judge
Parker ivill have control.
Alabama 3Iay Favor Parker.
BOISE, Idaho, May 24.— A well flow-
Ing hot water has been struck on the
farm of John Bowers, a short distance
northwest of this city. The hot water
was struck at a depth of only 300 feet.
It is flowing at the rate of fifty gallons
a minute from a four-inch bore.^ ?••£¦. -
Bowers announces his intention of
driving another well without delay, as
a result of the strike of hot water in
the first. >
The possibilities of the use of .the
water are many and varied. The well
is so close to the city that it will be
possible to pipe the water into the city.
It is believed the hot water can be suc
cessfully used for irrigation for early
gardening. Bowers claiming the growth
of vegetables under the^wa'rm water is
almost phenomenal. He • proposes to
drive his second well close to his house
and says he ¦will arrange to heat the
dwelling with it. . , .
Ep«clal Dispatch to The Call.
. NASHVILLE, Tenn.. May 24.— The
Democratic State, convention will
meet to-morrow to nominate a candi
date for Governor, Treasurer, Secre
tary of State, Comptroller. Railroad
Commissioner, delegates at large to
the national convention and two elec
tors. Senator Carmack, an avowed
friend of Judge Alton B. Parker, will
*ie&d the national convention delega
tion, -which is reasonably certain to
be instructed for the New Yorker.
Parker Favored in Tennessee.
The Hearst men had previously made
great efforts in all the counties and
districts and charge their defeat to a
"still hunt" which the McLean men
have been conducting. The latter not
otily secured a majority of the dele
sates, but also control the so-called
•Johnson seat committee."
' The committee on resolutions has re
fused to reaffirm the Chicago and Kan
sas City platforms and left the enunci
ation of national principles to the St.
Ix>uis Convention. The platform se
verely arraig-ns th* national and State
administrations. Resolutions for the
indorsement of James Kilbourne for
President were defeated.
. While there was no leader on the
ground there was much comment to
night to the effect that the old follow
ing of John R. McLean was again in
control. McLean had previously de
clined to allow his name to be used for
either district delegate or delegate at
large, and he was said to be out of
politics; but now he is expected to suc
cor-d himself as the Ohio member of the
Democratic National Committee and be
a factor at the St. Louis convention.
COLUMBUS, Ohio, May 24.— The pre
liminary meetings to-day of the Dem
ocratic State Convention, which will
convene here to-morrow, demonstrated
that the conservatives were In control
by two to one In their opposition to
Hearst, but divided among themselves
un Presidential preferences between
Judson Harmon of Cincinnati, James
Kilbourne and other personages. This
demonstrates that neither the "old
£uard," !inown a? the conservatives,
nor the Ilearst-Bry&n-Johnson men,
known as the radicals, have a leader.
Mayor Johnson of Cleveland, who has
been the recognized leader in his party
in Ohio for the past two years, was un
able to-day to control the votes of the
two State comrr.itteemen from his own
city, whom he had put on the commit
tee one year ago, and the same was
tiue of other members of the State
Central Committee whom he had se
lected.
Resolutions Committee Refuses to Re
affirm the Kansas City
Platform.
John R. McLean's "Old
Guard" Will Control tbe
State Convention.
Outnumbered Two
to One by the Con
servatives.
Heavy Flow From
an Artesian Well
Near Boise.
HOT WATER
SUPPLY FOR
mm tow
HEARST MES
LOSE OHIO'S
DELEGATION
Continued on Paee-2J v Column-2.'
War News Continued on Pace S.
MUKDEN, May 24.— The Russians
on May 16 made a sudden attack
upon the town of Anju. Korea, from
the village of Haitchien and captured
the town, destroying It. The Japan
ese garrison set fire to the houses and
stores and retired in perfect order.
Russians Destroy Korean To\vn.
V- CONSTANTINOPLE. May; 24,-iKe
mal Pasha, the Sultan's son-in-law, and
other high , officials have., been . arrested
and Kent into exile -in consequence of
the discovery of a secret correspond
ence between Keraal . Pasha and Prin
cess Khadidje, daughter. of the'impris
oned ex T Sultan.': Murad. Kemal Pasha
Is a son of the late Osman Ghazl Pasha,
a general in the Turkish' army and aid
de ' camp- to ;the Sultan.' - - .
Discovery of Correspondence Between
KLemal -Pnshn an.l a Princess
: Leads to Banishment.
RELATIVES OF SULTAN
... SENT . INTO EXILE
Natives have brought in ne*ws from
Fengwangcheng that cholera, in a par
ticularly, virulent fo. m. has broken out
among the Japanese troops- In some
cases death has occurred within three
hours. BSS
General Kuropatkin to-day in
spected seven new city gates, which
wilt enable the garrison to more easily
concentrate and meet • n attack on any
side. • iBsl
PARIS, May 24. — The correspond
ent of the Temps at St. Petersburg
telegraphs that cholera is causing the
loss of a hundred Japanese troops
daily near Fengwangcheng.
LIAOYANG. Monday. May 23.—
Troops continue pouring into Liao
yang. Dysentery in a mild form has
broken out south of Liaoyang.
One Hundred Deaths a Day In the
Army of Kuroki.
CIIOI^ERA'S AWFUL RAVAGES.
WASHINGTON, May .24. — In the
presence of- Mrs. Roosevelt, Miss
Roosevelt, Secretary qf State and Mrs.
Hay, the entire diplomatic corps, the
admiral of the navy and Mrs. Dewey
and a few naval officers, who ' were
present as the .official representatives
of the American navy, Miss. Ivy Lang
ham, the s"ster of the Baroness Speck
von. Sternburg, wife of the German
Emhassador, was married ! to-day to
Lieutenant; Commander the VIcomte
de Faramond; the naval attache of the
French : embassy. The ceremony oc
curred : !hSt. Matthew's Roman Cath
olic. Church. ' ! . .
* ':¦ The" Vicomte'de' Faramond and his
bride /left this afternoon for New
York. They -sail to-morrow; • for
France. ; . . ¦ ¦ ',,¦'»*'
Sister of Baroness Speck Von Stern
v-.'^burs Becomes . Wife of French
. ¦ ._. '. '.• Naval ¦ Officer. . " '-',;¦'
WEDS A DIPLOMAT IX
PRESENCE OF NOTABLES
The ways and means of obtaining
funds for the great work of shackling
the floods in, the Sacramento and San
Joaquin valleys furnished the main
topic of discussion at the closing ses
sion yesterday morning of the newly
organized River Improvement and
Drainage Association /of California.
The Maple room at the Palace was
again filled with substantial represen
tatives of all the districts affected by
the freshets. They listened with evi
dent interest to an able address by Ed
ward F. ; Adams on the economic as
pects of the problem, and to a speech
by United States Senator George C.
Perkins, who pledged himself to work
for a • national appropriation. After,
electing its. committees and completing
its permanent organization, the associ
ation then adjourned to meet again at
the call of President Rufus P. Jennings.
The general committee of the organi
zation,, consisting of twenty-flve mem
bers, chosen .by the representatives of
the different sections,' was announced
as, follows:
•North of Sacramento— Colonel E. A. Forbes,
IX. J. . Boggs, , M. L. Tarke, Charles Wesley
Reed.. . :
¦ Sacramento City — R. T. Devlin, General W.
T. ¦ Sheehan.
. South of 'Sacramento— P. J. Van Loben Sels
John W. Ferris, Peter Cook.
•¦ ¦Moltetumne" River district— F. H. Harvey,
A. V C. Johnson. '".¦ \ • ¦'
1 San*Joaqu!n-Rlver— J. R. Sargent, W. Frank
Pierce, E. W.^ 8. 'Woods.
¦¦.Stockton — George Tatterson, Samuel Frank
enhelmer. :'¦»"/
- Old river — H. F. Pierce.
Middle river — O. T. Woodward.
Upper San Joaquin — D. 8. Fl*h, A. G.Park
¦San Francisco and vicinity— Edward F.
Adams." Rufus "P. Jennings,: E. A. Y Walcott,
Andrea • Sbarboro. Professor A. G. :. McAdle.
¦•'After 'this announcement a recess
In years.' gone by we took the wealth from
our mines ¦ and paid : the : debts , of ' our ' country.
It , was California ' and -• the ¦ miners j and; pioneers
of the' early* days^that rlni,a: great* measure
maintained the honor of our nation. 'It seems
to ., me - to-day that; the National ¦ Government
should -. respond to , our call ¦„ for ~ whatever ¦ is
Just and i right and ; equitable. :*-.'••
Senator; Perkins - was 2 received * with
applause .when .the .chairman'ihad^In
duced him > to ' put aside * for ." once (¦'< his
well-known"; Senatorial . modesty v '' and
come forward s- to , the.! platform.' ~Hp
made a rattling speech,"', whlch.was "fre
quently interrupted « by, . dapping;- of
hands and > cries i of • "Good !^ Good !" and
"We're glad; tbget you on, record, 1 ' Sen
ator!": The- Senator said among other
things: ¦ . : * . ; ~: - '¦. : ; V ;
The functions of this executive com
mittee, according- to the' platform
adopted on Monday evening, • wiir, in
clude' the selection, of three of ¦ the ; en
gineers for, the work proposed. It will
also prepare, plans for the campaign to
be made for State legislation and : ulti
mately for national aid. It will endea
vor to rouse public, sentiment--through
out the State ; In favor of such ; legisla
tive action", at Sacramento as, will war
rant the California Senators J and \ Rep
resentatives : in Congress in asking ¦ lib-
eral j assistance, from I the . Federal | Gov
ernment. -Chairman Jennings promised
that . the committee ¦ would lose ; no time
in getting down ' to its > work. ¦ v = ¦ '
PERKINS FOR NATIO Ji AL AID/
was taken, : during which the. general
committee ; met and j selected the j seven
members to compose the executive
committee. ; . These were later reported
to the convention. as follows:
Rufus P. Jennings (chairman), M.J. Boggs,
P. J. Van Loben Sels, John W. Ferris, E. W.
S. Woods. Samuel Frankenhelmer, George Tat-,
terson. ' ¦ ;••¦•-.- .'•'.. . ¦'..¦¦'.¦ ¦ . \ ¦ . '
' In. th« work ' of tafcln* wealth from . our
mines much of the debris wa» sent down to
the streams. I believe that when the , matter
Is. properly > presented - to Congress you will
find, that the members will join - with you in
doing whatever they can to maintain the In*
tegrity of the national waterways and national
highways of. our, rivers. We should get our
rivers clear * that ¦ they . may be ' navigated j In
competition with the railroad lines. ' There la
nothing . like ; a | little ' healthy.', competition t to
stimulate progress. ¦ ¦ ¦ ' ¦ ' ¦
Politicians— not -that I belong to that'fac
ulty—promise a great. deal when they are be
fore an : audience . whose favor they desire to
get. --The politician is not a proper represent
ative who does not properly, represent . his Im
mediate - constituents and the whole . people •¦ of
this '.great -national Government of which we
are -all- Joint, stockholder*. Every State and
little city has its ¦ little schemes and ; enter
prises- .-They want Government aid. Our Oar-'
' ernment ¦. has already reached out and helped
the promoters In San Diego- County to an ex
tent you can. hardly realize -without going; and
seeing i personally. •¦ Three • millions of dollars
have been set. aside by the Government for the
.Improvement ot , the- Colorado . desert - district.
.They are reclaiming that land. with the waters
of .the Colorado-. River. ¦ ' Now; a 'flood Is a bad
thine 1 for us, but not nearly so . bad as ¦ a dry
season. -vlfthlnk; we can stand two- or three
.floods - better :> than ;we , can a * drought. ' ¦ The ,
ceological K survey - is i surveying our » State for
reservoir sites. V It ia -measuring streams, &nd
this information; Is - given ? you ?. that you may
utilize.' it 'for electric power.; Itls better than
mines \ of ? gold.' v The • Department* of ¦ Agricul
ture > will [co-operate , with us. '- ... ¦ . ¦ , .
: JAsree-oo'sviiilan'of operation. 1 formulate It.
put;lt' Into proper shape and bring :lt ,'to ¦ Con
gress, and -If.' your reprenentatlves.do^not then
take * off * their • coats and do * the best they can
lef them i stay, at .'home.-; Your Interests, the
State's- interests; are the Government's inter
ests. < Let us deliberate -topically and, bring to
our aid- the -Government engineers, :. the State
engineers.; We tell them In ,the : East that we
dwelt 'toeether In. peace and harmony; • that
we arc all -working together for California and
for .her interests.i I'am sure,: my, friends/ I
voice 'the sentiments of your; representatives .In
Congress when >I, say, to you: u "Tell ' us r what
River Convention Appoints Committee to
Conduct Campaign for Legislation at
Sacramento and Washington.
* DENVER, May 24.— A cablegram
from London announcing the serious
illness there of Mrs. Cornelia Baxter
Tevis. widow of Hugh Tevis, the mil
lionaire society and club man of San
Francisco, Who died in Japan while on
his honeymoon, has been received in
this city. Mrs. Tevis' father started for
England to-day to be at his daughter's
bedside. Mrs. Tevis is suffering from
typhoid .'fever. ¦• . • ;
MEMBERS OF THE RIVER IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION OF CALIFORNIA WHO ARE WORKING TO RECLAIM FLOODED LANDS OF GREAT VALUE TO THE STATE. |
Newchwang remains quiet. More
Russian troops have entered and the
Russo-Chinese Bank has resumed
business. Several steamships are
loading at the port.
The Russians declare that no fight
is expected here, as it is their inten
tion to withdraw before the Japanese
advance. The residents, however, fear
trouble during the interregnum. Dur
ing the contemplated Russian evacua
tion of May 8 the Chunchus imme
diately advanced and attempted to
commit robberies in the outskirts of
the city. About fifty shots were ex
changed within hearing distance of the
foreign settlement. The native fought
the Chunchus, killing three of them.
The*brigands were under / an impres
sion that the Russians had evacuated
the place during the night. This
strengthens the belief that further at
tacks will be made, should the port be
unprotected.
According to Japanese representa
tives, 5000 Japanese, troops are forty
miles southeast of Tashichao, occupy
ing the walled city of Tangchl. No
trains are running from Tashichao to
the south.
The Chunchus are getting bolder
and have attacked Russian scouting
parties, who repulsed the brigands
with considerable loss.
The morale of the Russian troops
is said to be generally improving since
the enemy retired toward Fengwang
cheng.
The west wall of Liaoyang has been
pulled down and the material utilized
in constructing covered trenches and
fortifications extending from the
mountains on the Fengwangcheng
road to the Liao River. Thousands of
Chinese anchors have been conveyed
to Liaoyang, to be used in anchoring
pontoon bridges. Probably the great
est battle of the war will be fought
in the vicinity of Liaoyang, where
General Kuropatkin is determined to
check the Japanese advance.
Japanese reinforcements are arriv
ing dally at Pitzewo and Polandien.
A Russian torpedo-boat flotilla is
cruising off Port Arthur. It is the in
tention of the Japanese to reduce the
Russian fortress at all costs before un
dertaking a general advance on Liao
yang, where the Russian army is con
centrated.
NEWCHWANG, via Tientsin. May
24. — The Japanese land operations di
rected against Port Arthur are meet
ing: with little success. Generals Stoes
sel and Fock continue to make well
directed and desperate sorties against
the advance . of the* Japaneese, who
are fighting with a stubborn determi
nation almost unknown in history.
Se\-eral hundred have been killed dur
ing- the last few days.
Special Cable to The Call and New" York Her
ald. Copyright. 1904. by the New York
Herald, Publishing Company.
Decisire Battle of the War Will Soon
Be Fcught in the Vicinity '
of Liaoyang.
Her Father Is Sum
moned From
. Denver.
Russians Successfully Re
sist Stubbarn Attacks by
tne Besiegers.
Desperate Fighting
Around Port
Arthur.
MES. TEVIS
IS VERY ILL
IN LONDON
HUNDREDS
ABE SLAIN
IN SORTIES
WILL SEEK STATE AND NATIONAL
AID TO RECLAIM FLOODED LANDS
Alcazar— "A Possible Case."
California — "When We Were
, Twenty-One."
Central — "A Great Temptation."
Cfcutea — Vaudtrllla.
Columbia — "Bean Brnmmel."
Grand — "P eaor=-"
OxFieca— Vaudeville. Matinee
To-Day.
Tivoli— "A Runaway Girl."
THE THEATERS.
SAN FRANCISCO, \ WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 1904.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
VOLUME XCV— XO. 177.
LIAOYANG, May 24.— Chinese arriving here report the destruction of another Japanese battleship off Port Arthur. A report from
Newchwang says that on May 18 five battalions of Japanese troops reconnoitered to the south as far as Kinchou and ran into Major General
Fock's artillery, which was strongly posted on the heights in a narrow section: of the Liaotung Peninsula, and that the Japanese were anni
hilated. Both of these reports are unconfirmed.
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