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* — • - •- - -, ¦ - -.» _^ .War Aews Continued on Pase 2» _ • . ' . .'. f -¦.¦-¦' - .CHEYENNE. Wyo.. June 2.— The Wyoming State convention to-day se lected* delegates to the National Con vention and instructed ; them to vote for William R. Hearst for the Pres idential nomination," ." Wj-oming Instructs for Hearst. Willett is 20 years old and Is one of the brightest young men in the col lege, — order to make himself a hero In her eyes and to get a money reward for hia bravery In her behalf ; also that he had shot himself deliberately in order to give- .weight to his story of his bravery and at the same time make himself a hero in the eyes of. the Po mona College students and faculty. He said he did not intend to cause anything more than flesh wounds,. but the fact is he narrowly escaped killing himself. 'J&B&^&i&gfcSJUlfcafi WASHINGTON. June 2. — Postmas ter General Payne, as acting chairman •of the Republican National Commit tee., has appointed United States Sen ator PenroEe of Pennsylvania a mem ber of the committee, to succeed the late Senator. Quay. . Succeeds Quay on Committee. More significant still is a strong in timation of the Novosti, foreshadowing that a commercial j treaty between the two countries .will pave, the, way to a purely, commercial rapprochement. ,. The impression. is growing that Great Britain is playing, 'a shrewd -game, for big stakes, commercially as well as po litically, and , that , while , a~* complete agreement would be mutually, advan tageous to both Russia and Great Brit ain, it would be at the expense : of .the United States In .both these directions. , ST. PETERSBURG, June 2.— The comment here on the settlement of the Russo-Canadian • fisheries dispute is very significant. The agreement is welcomed by the Russian press as evi dence of the Increasing • probability of an Anglo-Russian alliance, I the papers pointing ; out . that public opinion in Great Britain, France and Russia- is becoming" more favorable, the war. In stead of proving an obstacle to an alliance. , serving as one of the argu ments in its favor. . ,, iA. • Talk of Anglo-Russian Rapproche ment Continues. BRITAIN'S ATTITUDE PECULIAR T3OISE. Idaho, June 2.-— The Demo cratic convention of this county was lie Id to-<iay and was of great Import ance because Senator Dubois' plan for dealing with the Mormon question was brought forward and adopted by the convention. The resolutions adopted demand 'a plank in the national plat form favoring the submission of an amendment to the constitution giving Congress authority to deal with the problem of polygamy and punish those guilty of .polygamous practice. Anti-Mormon Platform. Morris surrendered immediately to officers. " Hampton declared that Mor ris was 'justifled' in cutting him, be cause he' had < forced the fighting. Hampton - is from South Carolina and Morris is a miner who has worked In 1 .varlojas^gtatev . "" ",' /' ~T~~ ' T>>*<'« CHICO, June 2.— Wade Andrew Hampton, a stranger in Chico, was killed this morning in the couise of a flght ( with knives with Fred Morris. who is also a stranger In town. The men were not friends, but had met in a box car near the depot during the night, both having beaten their way here on trains. " ! , *¦¦¦-. Hampton was crazed by alcohol to day and. drawing a knife, pursued Morris. After a chase of several blocks Morris, realizing his inability to out run his pursuer, halted and begged Hampton to throw away his knife and fight fairly. Hampton immediately wrapped his coat around his left arm as a guard and with the open knife clasped in bis right hand he advanced toward Morris, who. In his emergency, likewise protected his arm and drew a knife. Hampton made a lunge at Morris, but failed to land with the knife, and Mor ris made an unsuccessful counter. Hampton repeated and Morris narrow ly avoided a blow by dodging. Morris took advantage, of an opportunity and with , one swing: cut a gash In Hampton's body. Hampton walked Into'the yard of W.-H. Aliller. and fell on the porch. • He died this afternoon. Bp»ciaJ Dispatch to The Call. \ '/The cavo is filled - with natural arches,", he" said,' ."supported j by. stal actite "columns, 'the beauty of which is marvelous.- From the floor great stal agmites push up and branch toward the; dome-like ceilings," In the shape of trees."/ •'•¦ . .>'¦_ -;¦'¦:¦-" }' •¦-¦'..' ; . The 'cave is, possibly the outlet of one of the "lost"; rivers which abound - ln ! the eastern section of. I* ev.a.dj^ ' .^»_>^j SALT LAKE, June 2.— A vast under ground cavern, In places seemingly bottomless and of unknown extent, has been discovered • near Cain. Springs, about sixty-five miles west of Callentes, Nev.,on the line of the San. Pedro,' Los Angeles and Salt Lake Railroad. The cave is now being thoroughly ex plored by members, of the. railroad and engineering crew, who learned of It through an old resident* of the sparsely settled district. The cavern bids fair to become one of the most celebrated of the natural wonders 1 of the West and a rival of the Mammoth Cave of Kentucky". . Ex ploring parties have been able to pene trate to a distance of over 2000 feet, progress at this point being by an abyss so deep that stones thrown from the brink gave back no sound of striking bottom." E. O. Wattis of Ogden, Utah, one of a party that first Investigated the nat ural "wonder," announces that a system atic j exploration Is in contemplation. He, in company! with several railroad contractors, recently .penetrated to a great -depth the mysteries of the hith erto ; scarcely known cavern. , Accord ing to him the cave is filled with beau tiful crystallized chambers,- many, of them of great size and height. . Special Dispatch to The Call. ' GREAT CAVE DISCOVERED IN NEVADA MEM FIGHT FATAL DUEL WITH KNIVES Meanwhile the local police searched long and far for the alleged incendiary and murderous assailant. Yesterday Constable Slanker found that the oil saturated rags came from a room to which only Willett had a key. Other suspicious facts were revealed, but the Claremont people denounced the con stable's theory that' Willett was the guilty person. Constable Slanker and President Gates of Pomona College went to the bedside. of Willett to-day and showed him proofs of his guilt. After two hours of discussion Willett broke down and sobbingly confessed that ' he had planned and executed the attempted burning: of Mrs. Renwick's house In POMONA. June 2. — Harry S. Wil iett, president of the Sophomore Club at Pomona College and who came from San Jose, has confessed that he is the incendiary who operated at the home of wealthy Mrs. Louise Renwick at Claremont, in the Pomona Valley, and that he shot himself purposely to create sympathy for himself. The confession has astounded people In this locality and little else Is talked of here to-night. Early last Friday morning the peo ple in Claremont, the site of the.Po mona College, heard pistol shots in the yard of Mrs. Renwick's mansion. People who ran to the scene found Harry Willett apparently unconscious on the ground, with bullet wounds in his left arm and shoulder. He said later that he had been roused from his sleep In an adjacent house by the sound of steps upon the porch of the Renwick residence. He said further that he ran out to defend the prop erty when an unknown man shot him twice and that he fell to the ground. It was discovered that some one bad carried rags saturated with oil and a bottle of kerosene to the porch and had tried to force an entrance to the unoccupied Renwick residence." All Claremont was excited at the attempt at incendiarism and praised Willett's conduct. For a week he has been the hero of the college town and profes sors and students have vied with one another to nurse him back to health. CHICAGO, June 2.— One of the most important moves ever made In this part of the country toward the stamp-, ing out of pulmonary consumption will be instituted at once by the establish ment of a tent colony at Ottawa, 111., under the patronage of the Illinois State Medical Society. The site, containing twenty-five or thirty acres on a bluff overlooking the Illinois River, has been donated to the use of the colony and arrangements are now in progress for the purchase of tents and other equipments. Men and women patients will be received. It is the' purpose of the physicians backing the undertaking to demon strate that tuberculosis can be cured in this climate, when not too far ad vanced, by fresh air j and good food. From this beginning it is expected sim ilar camps will be established through out the State. The only cost to the patients will be the actual expense of food. This item, it is estimated, will be from $16 to $18 a month. The consumptives who avail them selves of the opportunity to regain their health will be subject to one con dition. They will be required to prom ise when they enter the colony that they will remain there until pronounced cured. From nine months to a year is the estimated length of residence re quired. After leaving the colony the patients will be observed for two years and if no sign of disease reappears in that time they will be considered per fectly sound. The tent colony will be open summer and winter alike. TWO LEADING LIGHTS OF THE DEMOCRATIC PARTY IN CALIFORNIA WHO ENGAGED IN A VERY EXCITING WAR OF WORDS IN THE PALACE HOTEL GRILL. YESTERDAY. THERE WERE NO CASUALTIES. Seated for lunch at the round taMa Reference to the dictionaries proves conclusively that Tarpey looked after his ammunition before going into the fight. He didn't provide himself with ten-inch projectiles for eight-Inch guns. "Webster defines "ambidextrous": "Having the faculty of using; both hands with equal . ease. Practicing or siding with both parties. Esop con demns • • • all false shuflllnx; and ambidextrous dealings." The Century Dictionary la equally explicit in defining what "ambidex trous" means: "Having the faculty of using both hands with equal ease and dexterityj hence skillful, facile. Prac ticing or siding with both parties; double dealing and deceitful." It is plain now, after the smoke of battle has cleared away, that Tarpey planned the onset to" crush and destroy Budd. The wary ex-Governor must have had some knowledge or'premoni tion "of Tarpelan tactics. He did not lose his presence of mind or yield one Inch of ground, but returned the lire with telling effect. The numerous non combatants were dazed and bewildered. McNAB MISSED THE FUN. . The battle of the Santa Cruz conven tion broke out afresh in the P"alace Ho tel grill yesterday and was observed by an army of spectators. The engage ment began precisely at 12:50 p. m. and lasted fifteen minutes. The clash was between M. F. Tarpey and ex-Governor James H. Budd. both -of the Hearst forces. The advance of Tarpey was sudden and bold. He uttered no. battle cry in particular, but swore by alhtbe big and little buttes of great Shasta land that Budd was ambidextrous. Just think of It! The idea of on» Democratic statesman of the Hearst contingent calling a' brother states man of the same party ambidextrous. and, more than that.' proving by sub sequent language that he knew the meaning of the ternr! . "You swing a hammer with both hands," said Tarpey. "You hammer your friends. You have been tarn^y about me. You have been talking too much about the Santa Crua convention and saying that I butchered the Htarst campaign. Yes, on the 17th of May you said I had butchered the Hearst campaign. You ajre ambidextrous. You swing a hammer with both hands." AMBIDEXTROUS DEFINED. Claremont's Shooting "Mystery" Is Ex pltblliuUt Illinois to Have Col ony for Consiimp llTuui ' Hammer Swing' ing With Both Hands. TENT CITY TO HOUSE THE SICK COLLEGIAN CONFESSES HIS CRIME candidate: for the iibpublican nomination koit governor of Illi nois. WHO NOTV HAS THE HIGHEST NUMCKR OF VOTES AND WHO AT ONE TIME YESTERDAY APPEARED ASSURED OF VICTORY. Much excitement prevailed during the afternoon sessjon. Lowden men 'started several demonstrations In ef forts to stampede the convention and they made 'a great noise. When Low den began to fall back the -Yates peo ple began- a demonstration and let tfown fren^ the girders a great banner ' bearing the quotation, "Hold the fort." Chairman Cannon ordered It taken down arid a dozen hands tore It from •It* fastenings and threw the wreck Into the Morgan County Yates' delega tion. A fight was prevented by the Interference of the police. The ban •cer. after Its rescue by the Yates men, v-as hung up at the rear of the plat form. : ¦ . » Yates' lowest vote during the day «-as 2€2 ar a his closing vote was 405. There was bo material change .In the vote of the other candidates. For several ballots his vote Increased until It reached a total of 631%. Then the tide turned and on the dosing bal lot, the seventy-eighth, his vote had Cropped to 632^. It requires 752 to Comina.«. ¦ - ¦".' ¦.';"?¦ WBen the convention reconvened for the afternoon session the long-expected break, from Yates to Lowden came and he got the vote of Speaker Cannon'6 £fstrict es.well as the votes of several other counties and some scattering del egates. • • ¦¦' .'*--'¦ LOWDE3T GAINS AND LOSES. "Let. us adopt this resolution," he *aid, "and nominate a ticket, and let's do it to-day." There, was not a vcte against the : resolution, but when the roll was called for the eixty-seventh ballot there was co substantial change* from the ballots •cf th<! previous day. On the next bal lot take.n before the noon recess a num ber of the unlnstructed delegates voted for Judge Sherman, whose speech be . fore the convention had made a good Impression, and he received to votes. Congressman . Cannon demanded the attention of .the convention and elo quently pleaded with the delegates to break the deadlock. He declared that the delegates must .compromise and called attention to the fact that the convention, by its inaction, was injur ing the Republican party, not only in Illinois, but in the entire nation. • Each declared in favor of the reso lution,' speaking in ttve order named: Frank -O. Lowden. Governor Richard T. Yates. Charles Deneen, Attorney Gen eral How land J. Hamlin, Lawrence Fherrnan, Congressman • Vespasian Warner "and John H. Pierce. . CANNON MAKES A PLEA. ¦ The attempt to bring about the break vas a spectacular one. Ex-Congress rr.an Walter Reeves, chairman of the committee on resolutions, and Chair man Cannon, engineered the plan, which t\ as. made possitale by the report of the committee on resolutions, which presented the resolution to the effect that the delepat^s be released from instructions. When it . was presented. Reeves called upon the candidates, one by onf, to come before the convention and PYph/ss their opinion regarding it. SPRINGFIELD, 111., June 2.— A des perate effort or. the part of Republican leaders to break the deadlock in 'the State convention failed to-day, and at i o'clock to-nicht the assemblage took a recess until 10 a. m. to-morrow with out having nominated, a candidate for Governor.- - '.-. '-' Exciting Scenes During Day's Balloting. "This is a moat formidable army," he says, "and it will be a marvelous achievement to carry by assault such a place, with more than a score of great landward forts disposed at a dis tance of fifteen miles from the harbor. Still, the reduction of the place un doubtedly can be accomplished." - According to the Chronicle's Tokio correspondent, the Russians have com pleted eleven - fortresses at Llaoyang and are laying mines at. a distance of 5000 feet around them. The Daily Telegraph's well informed Tokio correspondent estimates the to tal defending force In Port Arthur as 30.000. • No further news of any kind has been received about the movements of the Japanese forces. Generals Kurokl and Oku are working in the utmost secrecy. The belief here is that if General Kuropatkin is undertaking such a des perate measure, he can be doing so only in deference to the strongest po litical pressure and against his better judgment. "Large forces of Chinese bandits are collecting in the 'hills northeast of the Liao River and are preparing to cut the railway north of Mukden." REINFORCEJIENTS FOR OKU. The correspondent of the Daily Ex press at Nagasaki cables that trans ports laden with troops continue to leave Western Japanese ports daily for the theater of war. A large proportion of those dispatched during the past week, he cays, were to reinforce Gen eral Oku. "The Russian . force in the engage ment at Wafantien on May 30. is sup posed to have been formed of four Siberian regiments, which, were., it portetrtothi^e^e'ft Ta^ii«J-Mach*o ort' May 2S, being the ..first section of a relieving column "for Port Arthur. The railway is fairly intact from the north to Wafahgtien, but is complete ly deserted from there to Pularitien. The Japanese, are , unconcerned over this demonstration, being' convinced that it will be impracticable for the Russians to move a sufficient force to •prove effective." > - t ft LONDON, , June 2, — The Daily flail's Newchwang correspondent, 'cabling under date of June 2. says: \ "General . Stalkenberg, with 14,000 Russians, made up of artillery and cav alry and also infantry, has marched south of Llaoyang, in the direction of "Wafantien. The Standard correspondent at Tientsin, sending the same news, says: - . •-,-'•¦ forcements, according to a dispatch from Tientsin, are moving southward from Kaiping toward Wafangtien. under General Stalkenburg. They comprise a battery of artillery, four Siberian regiments and a company of Cossacks, aggregating 12,000- men. Another brigade is. following, the in tention being, to engage the Japan ese now attacking Port Arthur in their rear. JAPANESE NOT ALARMED. LONDON, June 3. — Telegrams from different points seem to confirm the rumors that General Kuropatkin is attempting a diversion in the direc tion of Port Arthur. ¦ Russian rein- VANZALEN, Manchuria, Wednes day, June 1. — The Japanese are land ing another army of 50,000 men at Takuskan. Japanese posts were withdrawn to-day 1 from positions near Vafangod (Vagenfuchu), de stroying the bridges as they retired. They were busy during the night re moving the wounded from the bat tlefield and burying the dead. 'Break to Lowden Gives Him a Good Lead. Sending an Army to Attack Gen eral Oku. Tarpey and Budd of Hearst Forces Clash in Grill Room of the Palace, but "Jim" O'Brien Prevents Blood Letting Candidates Release Delegates From All Obligations, but the Deadlock Continues in the Illinois Republican Convention Kuropatkin Yields to the Clamor at Home. <^m ii— r-i it -» -ri ¦ i i i ¦ J _i ii j. i -I r T I I o x CHEFU, June 3. — The Japanese have landed another army twenty miles from Takushan. Seventy warships and transports have discharged troops there. Reinforcements for the Japanese army which is attacking Port Arthur have been landed northeast of Talienwan. -:/ • . LARGE JAPANESE ARMY DISEMBARKS NEAR TAKUSHAN TEE WEATHXE. Torecast made at Sam JPran dseo for thirty hours eadlnc miialirht, June 3: San Francisco and vicinity- Pair rrlday; warmer; light north wind, ehanglnr to west erly. A. O. McADXE. District Forecaster. The San Francisco Call _ J THE THKA.TXBS. Alcazar— "Toll Gate Inn." California— "Janice Meredith." Central — "A Celebrated Case." Chutes— Vaudeville. Columbia — "The XJttle Minis ter." Fischer'!— "TT. S." Grand — "Diamond*." Orpheum — Vaudeville. Tivoll — "The T07 Maker." PRICE FIVE CENTS. SAN FRANCISCO, FRIDAY, JUNE 3, 1904. VOLUME XCVI— NO. 3.