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.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.

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