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MRS. STANFORD'S REMAINS
ON WAY TO THIS CITY.
NO POISONING, DECLARE JORDAN AND HOPKINS
Murder Theory Is Not
Abandoned in the
The detectives and local representa
tives- of the Stanford estate by no
means accept cs conclusive the state
ment of President Jordan and Tim
othy Hopkins that, in their opinion,
Bv'rs. Stanford died from natural
CSttsea. Their vigor in prosecuting in
vestigation of the mystery will not be
abated in the least as the result of the
cabied explanation that came from
Honolulu yesterday. Attorney Mount
foixi Wilson said:
W> are net guided altogether by opinions.
■While we-jpht mast be attached to them, of
Course, they do not isolve the mystery In which
the v.hoie case is enshrouded. \\ . have not
abandoned the poisoning theory no; any other
theory. The detectives are etill at work en
ergetically on all of them In the hope we can
run Oown some c!ew that will clear up the
T\> have ntithc-r accepted any theory nor
sbar.'ior.i-d any. He are virtually in the same
position mm were before our representatives
began thtir investigations in Honolulu. It
looks, to me as if Uiere can no conclusion
at k-ast before we get the transcripts at the
testimony ar.d statements of the evidence
gathered in the islands.
XtM report Beet out from Honolulu that th«
t?;ar.lord rerrtFeiitatives were endeavoring to
have the theory cf natural causes adopted ia
utterly without foundation. The interest of
juEtic* is the only interest we have to serve. :
\W 6o not wish to prosecute any one for
murJtr if a '.Tirm ha* not been committed.
Xor are we willing that the poisoner shall
**cap* if murder was committed. We are
trying hard to get at the facts and I have
hopei- that we shall he able to do so.
Mr. Wilson said the only word he
had received from Honolulu during the
day was a cablegram from President
Jordan, in which he briefly set forth
his opinion that Mrs. Stanford died
from natural < a uses.
Captain Burnett s course in connec
tion with the case is not to be changed
by the opinions of Jordan and Hop
kins. He is much dissatisfied with the
conflicting reports that have been com
ing froni Honolulu, and now declares
that th?re can be no change in his at
titude toward the investigation until
Detective* Caliundan and Reynolds ar
rive. Burnett and Wilson have both
tome to the conclusion, apparently,
that the only report or opinion they
•in accept from Honolulu is that of
the two detectives, who will arrive in
about six days.
Burnett revived no communication
from Reynolds yesterday. It was
through a cablegram from Detective
CaDundan to the Morse agency that the
head of the city's detective department
learned of the departure of his subor
dinate from the islands yesterday. The
' "Investigation satisfactory. Leave
to-day. Notify Spillane."
•'What does Caliundan mean by 'in
vestigation satisfactory?' "
"Mystery worse confounded," vouch
"Give it up," said Burnett.
"Caliundan merely means that he
has covered the field satisfactorily,"
was Harry Morse's explanation.
FOR DE GRAW
President Names Newspa
per 31 all as Fourth Assist
ant Postmaster General
WASHINGTON, March 15. — The
President to-day sent to the Senate the
nomination of Peter V. de Graw as
Fourth Assistant Postmaster General
to succeed J. L. Bristow, resigned.
Other nominations made are as fol
Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of
Arizona — John H. Campbell, Arizona.
.lar.us A. McDonald to b« Postmaster at
Consul — Hiram I. Dunlap, Illinois, at Co
Chief punner in the — Gunner Clifford
De Graw is a native of New Jersey,
but has spent most of his life in - New
York, Philadelphia and Washington.
He has had great experience in news
paper work, in the telegraph business,
as manager of large corporate interests
and recently as the Eastern represent
ative of the publicity department of the
Louisiana Purchase Exposition. As a
young man De Graw was a telegraph
operator, and a.<- such he had
had the distinction of being one of the
most rapid Morse senders of his time.
He began newspaper work with | the
old New York Associated Press, under
the direction of the late Laurence Go
bright, in this city, and much of his
lime since has been spent In the busi
ness of press associations. He' was
also a correspondent for leading West
FBfPFROR WILLIAM HONORS
GARCIA, THE MUSICIAN
BERLIN. March 15.— Emperor Wil
has bestowed the great gold
medal for science upon Manuel Garcia,
the well -known professor of singing
who invented the laryngoscope. Gar
1 :a *iH celebrate his one hundredth
hirthday on Friday in London.
Babies don't need medi-
cine — older children very
rarely. Better nourishment
wiil generally set them right
Scott's Emulsion is the right
kind of nourishment and the
kind that will do them the
most good. Scott's Emulsion
contains nothing that chil-
dren should not have and
everything that they should.
PWe'li tend yen a sample tree.
•OOTT4 BOWSE,' 409 Pearl Strut,' New York.
Say Strychnine Was
HONOLULU. March 15.— The fol- '
I lowing joint statement, signed by Dr. j
i Jordan and Mr. Hopkins, was left with •
• Judge Smith, with instructions to re- !
j leas?' It after the sailing of the Ala
i nieda :
! "in our judgment, after a careful I
I consideration of all the facts brought!
Jto our knowledge, we are fully con^ j
■ vinced that the death of Mrs. Stan- i
| ford was not due to strychnine poison*
' ing nor to intentional wrongdoing on
i the part of any one. '
"We find in the statements of those ,
who were with Mrs. Stanford in her |
j last moments no evidence that any of
: the characteristic symptoms of strych- I
1 nine poisoning were present.
"We think i' probable that death '
' was due to a combination of conditions
I and circumstances. Among these we
; may note in connection with her ad- j
; vane-ed age the unaccustomed exer
; lion, the surfeit of unsuitable food and
the unusual exposure during the pic
nic u> which she went on the day of i
her death. :
j "These conditions were perhaps j
somewhat aggravated by the presence
of strychnine and other drugs in the
i medicinal capsule and possibly also by
the presence of the small amount of
; strychnine contained in the dose of
bicarbonate of soda,
"The occurrence of this strychnine
Ui the bicarbonate of soda has not yet
been explained. The fact that it was j
not in excess of usual medicinal pro- |
I portions suggests that its presence was |
I due either to the error of a pharmacist
or else that the combination waa pre
pared for tonic purposes.
"We must recognize that the pre
liminary hypothesis of accidental
poisoning seemed a natural one under
the extraordinary circumstances. We j
regard it, however, as being without
foundation and wholly incompatible
with the evidence in our possession.
"We cannot express in too high
terms, our appreciation of the gener
ous sympathy and friendly hospitality
shown by all the people of Hawaii
with whom we have come in contact.
We came to Honolulu on the saddest
of errands and leave it with the warm
est feelings >f gratitude toward this
I beautiful island, this generous-hearted
| city and its helpful and sympathetic
LOOKS FOR A SOLUTION.
Callundan Says He Expects the Mys
tery Will Be Unraveled.
HONOLULU, March 15.— "You can |
take all the facts and fit them to four j
or five theories." said Captain Jules
Callundan, representing a San Fran
cisco detective agency, to the corre
spondent of the Associated' Press this
morning in speaking of the death of
Mrs. Stanford. "I hope that very soon
after our arrival at San Francisco we
will find the solution of the mystery,"
Deputy High Sheriff Rawlins will
not go to San Francisco on the Ala
meda, contrary to expectations.
The detectives are of the opinion
that the verdict of the Coroner's jury,
to the effect that Mrs. Stanford died
b> strychnine poisoning, was not jus
tified by the evidence presented.
High Sheriff Henry, in an interview,
accuses the San Francisco detectives
of an intention to discredit the work
of his department. He says he sup
poses they will endeavor to make it
I appear that Mrs. Stanford died from
The evidence up to date, it is point
ed out, indicates that Mrs. Stanford
took one-seventh of a grain of strych
nine, this quantity being combined in
the cascara capsule and the bicarbon
ate of soda; that both the capsule and
the soda would be required to cause a
fatal result, 9nd that both would be
ff.tal only to a person of Mrs. Stan
JORDAN CORRECTS HIMSELF.
Orders Sonvnvhat Startling Cable
gram Withheld He Had Prepared.
HONOLULU, March 15. — Judge
Smith received from Dr. Jordan a
message to be sent by cable to Mount
ford S. Wilson at San Francisco im
r.-iediately after the sailing of the Ala
meda. This message was to the effect
that Miss Berner took the same dose
of the bicarbonate of soda adminis
tered to Mrs. Stanford and also one of
the cascara capsules at the same time
Mrs. Stanford did, without showing
any signs of discomfort. Just before
the sailing of the Alameda, however,
Judge Smith received by telephone
from Dr. Jordan at the wharf a mes
sage instructing him to withdraw the
dispatch from the cable office, or. if
it had been sent, to contradict it. The
cablegram was not forwarded.
Henry Disputes Statement.
SDeclal Cable to The Call
HONOLULU, March 15.— The joint
statement of President Jordan and
Timothy Hopkins to the effect that in
their opinion Mrs. Stanford died from
natural causes is regarded by the po
lice here as being contradictory. High
Sheriff Henry is pronounced in his
views that they were not guided by
the evidence in the case.
Club Expresses Sorrow.
The following resolution passed by
ihe Olympic Club has been suitably en
grossed and sent to Charles G. Lathrop,
who has also been elected an honorary
member of the club:
The Olympic Club of San Francisco, through
Hs beard of directors, hereby expresses sln
<<rost sorrow because of th« death of Jane
I-aihrop Stanford, who In !ife was a Rood
;riend and most generous patron of the club,
and r«rUfl«a appreciation of her many bene
factions, both public and private, especially of
her magnificent aid and complete devotion to
the cause of education In the State of Califor
nia. WILLIAM GREER HARRISON.
JOHN ELLIOTT. Secretary.
A HERO OF PEKIXG
Names Captain Leonard as Military
Attache of American Location
WASHINGTON, March 15. — The
President has decided to order Captain
Harry Leonard. United States Marine
CorpF. who distinguished himself in the
maivh to Peking, to the Chinese cap
ital kf military attache of the Amer
ican legation. Captain Leonard wiil
sail from San Francisco about April 1
v ith Rockhill. the new Minister to
THE SAX FRANCISCO CALL, THURSDAY, MARCH 16. 1905.
Funeral Services Held
HONOLULU, March 15.— The remains
of Mrs. Jane Lathrop Stanford, who
died at the Moana Hotel here on the
night of February 28, v.ere escorted
this morning from the undertaking es
tablishment, where they have lain
sine.2 the morning following the death,
to the Congregational Central Union
Church by the officials of the police de
partment, other Territorial officials, a
large number of citizens and the fol
lowing pallbearers: Dr. David Starr
Jordan, president of Stanford Univer
sity: Timothy J. Hopkins, a member
of the board of trustees of the univer
sity; Governor Carter; United States
District Judge Dole; Carl Smith, a
member of the House of Representa
tives; J. F. Haekfeld, representing the
Stanford interests here; C. M. Cooke.
president of the Bank of Hawaii, and
• 'harles Dole. A. Lewis and D. L.
Vandine, alumni of Stanford Univer
sity, as well as by many graduates of
the university resident in Honolulu.
The rhurc-h. which is one o| the larg
est in Honolulu, was crowded.
The procession was met at the church
entrance by Right Rev. Henry Bond
Restarick, Episcopal Bishop of Ha
waii, and Rev. William M. Kincaid.
The services were opened by the Rev.
Mr. Kimaid and the Episcopal burial
service was read by Bishop Restarick.
The choir sang "Beneath the Cross of
Jesus," "Nearer, My God, to Thee,"
and "Lead. Kindly Light," which were
favorite hymns of Mrs. Stanford.
At the conclusion of the service the
funeral cortege, which included the
pallbearers, the choir. Bishop Restar
ick and Rev. Mr. Kincaid, the police es
cort and many prominent citizens, pro
ceeded to the wharf, where there was
an immense gathering of people. The
remains were placed on board the
steamer Alameda through a port. The
casket was surrounded with violet and
black drapery and covered with fresh
violets. Captain Dodwell received the
remains, standing at the portway with
uncovered head. The steamer's flag
was at half-mast and a similar mark
of respect was paid by other vessels
in the harbor.
A number of splendid floral pieces,
sent by Californians, members of the
university alumni, and others were
placed about the casket.
President Jrrrdan and University
Trustee Timothy Hopkins followed tMe
The Alameda then left the wharf and
began her voyage to San Francisco.
The usual concert by the Government
band on the steamer's sailing was dis
pensed with, and her departure seemed
like the closing scene of a funeral.
Bertha Berner and May Hunt, secre
tary and maid, respectively, to Mrs.
Stanford, were present at the funeral,
each in deep mourning garb. Miss
Berner especially displayed intense
grief. They were escorted aboard the
Alameda by Deputy Sheriff Rawllns.
TOMB AWAITS REMAINS.
Suitable Inscription for Resting Place
of Mrs. Stanford.
Stanford University, March 14. .
Jane L. Stanford.
Born In Mortality,
August 2.\ 1828.
Passed to Immortality,
February 28, 1905.
These are the words that have just
been carved on the central of three
marble coffins that rest in the mauso
leum on the Stanford estate. This
sarcophagus lies empty, waiting for
the body of Mrs. Stanford. On the
right is the sealed tomb of Senator
•Stanford and on the left is that of
Leland Stanford Jr., in whose mem
ory the loving parents founded the
university. On each Is written the
date of birth and the date of death.
The one in the center has for many
years borne the name of Mrs. Stan
ford and the date of her birth, but the
line for the inscription of the day of
her death was until to-day left in
While the funeral arrangements for J
the body of Mrs. Stanford have not j
yet been made public, it is known j
that they will be very simple. It is I
probable that there will be a family |
service at the home in the morning I
and an open service in the Memorial
Church in the afternoon. The stu- I
dents will not go in a body to San
Francisco, as was planned, nor will
they escort the body of their well
loved founder from the train in Palo
Alto to the. university. The services !
themselves will be short and simple. \
Charles G. Lathrop has not yet an
nounced the name of the minister who
will give the address at the funeral.
Chaplain Gardner is slightly better
and the attending physicians now
have hopes of his ultimate recovery.
They have not yet dared to tell him
of the death of Mrs. Stanford for fear
that he could not survive the shock.
TO GIVE AID ON ARRTVAIi.
Quarantine Officials Will Afford Every
Facility to Party.
Collector of the Port Stratton has
placed the tug Golden Gate at the dis
posal of those who will have charge
of the remains of Mrs. Stanford on
the arrival of the Alameda. He will
also make arrangements to have the
party accompanying the body from
Honolulu passed through quarantine
aa scon as possible.
The casket will be conveyed by the
Golden Gate to the Pacific Mall dock,
where, according to present plans, It
v. ill be placed aboard a special car on
the electric line and thence shipped to
Palo Alto. These plans are not defi
nite, however, for it may again be de
cided to have the remains lie in state
in the Nob Hill mansion before inter
ment at Palo Alto.
OP INTEREST TO PEOPLE
OP THE PACIFIC COAST
New Postmaster Named and an Ad
ditional Rural Delivery Route
WASHINGTON, March 18. — The
American National Bank of San Fran
cisco has been appointed reserve agent
for the Commercial National Bank of
A postoffice has been established at
Ibis, San Bernardino County, Cal.
Thomas A. Rodger has been commis
sioned postmaster at Alta, Cal. Rural
free delivery has been established at
Bakersfleld— one additional route,
length 24 miles, population served 340.
John H. Miller of San Francisco has
been admitted to practice before the
;■ BAYONNE :i LlßEL— William R. Grace &
Co. filed - a libel ?in i- thelUnitedl States 1 District
< Court- yesterday^ against the -French ship Bay- ;
cnne to ■ recover '■ $7050 damages! alleged "to. have
been sus*«.ln*djby -'a'carccof -cemenC.'v'.—'.'-'-'--..'; **
Continued From Page 1, Column 5.
Madagascar, but aa the ice in the har
bor of Vladivostok is probably begin
ning to give way the Russian admiral
must soon make a decision whether to
dash for Vladivostok or return to Rus
sia. Naval experts here believe that
Togo will not come much farther in
quest of the Baltic squadron on the
ground that he cannot afford to run
The Russian volunteer cruiser Kos
troma, converted into a Red Cross
ship, passed through the Bosphorus
yesterday on the way to join Vice Ad
No further news has been received
of the fighting on the Fan River, and
little importance is attached to this
isolated repulse of the Japanese. The
London papers continue in the belief
that to all intents and purposes the
campaign is closed; that it will be
next to impossible for Russia to put a
new army into the field, and that the
talk of doing so is mere bluff, intended
to influence the inevitable negotiation
of peace terms. It is also believed that
the French Government has utilized
the financial lever to convey to Russia
her views that the proper course is to
arrange terms. The rumor persists that
Russia has acquainted Prance with her
willingness to discuss terms, but not on
the basis of an indemnity, which, Rus
sia contends, would ruin her prestige,
claiming that she would rather con
tinue the war than submit to such a
Reports as to the progress of the
loan negotiations are conflicting. It \b
asserted that the French syndicate has
offered to take the loan at 90 instead of
95 per cent, the price at which the
previous loan was taken, but that Rus
sia has refused to consider anything
under 94. It is also reported that Rus
sia has threatened to remove the cash
balance of $100,000,000 standing in Paris
as a means of aiding the French syndi
Discussing peace prospects, the
Morning Post to-day warns Great
Britain to be prepared for Russia mak
ing a determined effort to renew the
combination with France and Germany
which compelled Japan, at the conclu
sion of her war with China, to abandon
Port Arthur, in order in this case to
Influence the terms of settlement.
MIKADO PRAISES HIS MEN.
Looks to Them for Even Greater
Exertions in Future.
TOKIO, March 16. — The Emperor
of Japan has sent the following mes
pfige to his victorious Manchurian
"Since autumn the enemy erected
strong defenses around Mukden, held
the district with a superior force and
were confident of victory. Our Man
churian ajmies, however, forestalling
the enemy, boldly and vigorously as
sumed the offensive, and, after strenu
ously fighting for more than ten days
and nights, through a snow-biting
wind, defeated their strong foes, driv
inv them to Tie Pusa, faking tena .of
thousands of prisoners and otherwise
inflicting serious injuries. By this
signal victory our Manchurian armies
have enhanced the military prestige of
our country at home and abroad. We
are deeply gratified by the courage
nnd endurance with which our officers
and men have been able to achieve
such a great success, and we look to
you for even greater exertions in the
STEAMSHIP TACOMA A PRIZE.
Escapes From the Ice Only to Be Cap-
tured by Japanese.
TOKIO, March 15. — The American
steamship Tacoma was seized by the
Japanese guardships yesterday. Noth
ing is yet known of the adventures of
the vessel since she was first reported
to have been caught in the ice north
of the island of Hokkaido. It is pre
sumed that the ice either melted or
broke, freeing the Tacoma, which was
immediately seized by the Japanese
The Tacoma Is an Iron screw
steamship of 2812 tons register. She
is owned by the Northwestern Com
mercial Steamship Company of Seat
tle, from which port she sailed on
January 6 with a cargo of barreled
beef for Vladivostok, it is said, al
though ostensibly for Shanghai. When
last reported the Tacoma was fast in
the Ice north of Hokkaido Island,
with Japanese ships lying in wait to
pick her up when she worked clear.
PREDICTS WAR WITH JAPAN.
Congressman Hull Says America Will
DES MOINES. March 15. — Con
gressman Hull, chairman of the House
MiHtary Committee, declares the
United States will have trouble with
Japan, and, probably, a bloody war
ever the Philippines In the near fu
ture. He say^that in Washington and
various Occidental capitals the opinion
is entertained that if Japan wins
against Russia she will proceed im
mediately to the task of driving the
Occidentals out of their landed pos
sessions in the Far East and the
United States in the Philippines will
come second to Russia.
"The Japanese need the Philip
pines," said Congressman Hull, "and
they are certain they could wrest them
MUTINEERS PUT TO DEATH.
Punishment for Reservists Who Ob-
jected to Going to War.
WARSAW, March 16. — Reservists
who were waiting In the barracks at
Wolkowsk, Government of Grodne,
formed a conspiracy to foment organ
ized disturbances among the troops
in order to avoid being sent to Man
churia. The offenders were court
martialed, five of them were con^
demned to death and executed on
March 13, four were sentenced for life
and eight to twenty years of penal
Czar Approves the Selection of Grand
ST. PETERSBURG, March 15.— 1t is
now definitely stated that Emperor
Nicholas has approved the decision of
the Council of War to send Grand
Duke Nicholas Nicolaievitch to re
place General Kuropatkin as the best
means of putting a stop to the in
trigues and jealousies among the gen
erals of the army, both In St. Peters
burg and at the front. General Souk
homlinoff will be ontef of staff.
To Cure a Cold In One
Take Laxative Bromo Quinine Tablets. All
druggists refund the money if It fails to cure.
E. W. Grove's signature is on each box. 25c.»
REFUSAL OF FRENCH BANKS TO GIVE
FURTHER AID TO RUSSIA PROBABLY
DUE TO PRESSURE BY THE MINISTRY
Premier Rouvier Finds a Way to Force
Republics Ally to End Disastrous War.
PARIS, March 15.— The postpone
ment of the Russian loan is definitely
confirmed. This is likely to exert a
powerful influence toward peace, as it
Is the first time the French financiers
have shown an indisposition to advance
funds while the uncertainties of war
It is authoritatively denied in the
highest Russian quarters that the
French Government exercised any
pressure toward preventing the in
crease of French holdings of Russian
securities. Nevertheless it is probable
that some members of the Government,
acting individually, voiced the prevail
ing view that caution was advisable.
Since Rouvier has combined in himself
the presidency of the Council of Min
isters and the Ministry of Finance the
Government has indirectly exercised
strong influence on private financial
affairs. It is si§miflcant that the post
ponement of the loan is coincident with
a strong move of the influential French
press favorable to peace.
ST. PETERSBURG YET HOPES.
ST., PETERSBURG^ March 15.— At
the Ministry of Finance it was said to
day that negotiations for a new Rus
sian loan of $125,000,000 in France were
expected to be concluded and signed in
Paris in ten days. French bankers
who have been here in connection with
the negotiations left St. Petersburg
yesterday. It is pointed out, however,
that this does not mean that the ne
gotiations are broken off, the same pro
cedure having been observed in the
case of the $160,000,000 loan last spring,
when, after the negotiations in St.
Petersburg, the representatives return
ed to Paris, whera the contract was
signed within a fortnight.
Nevertheless the pressis in a position
to assert that the Paris financiers have
been pressing for peace, justifying their
attitude on the ground of the enor
mous French commitments in Russian
funds, and these representations have
been renewed since the news of Gen
eral Kuropatkin's defeat. Their atti
tude might exercise great Influence on
the ultimate decision of the Govern
LORD ROTHSCHILD'S VIEWS.
LONDON. March 15.— Lord Roths
child regards the postponement of the
Russian loan as tantamount to a re
fusal on the part of the French syndi
cate to treat any further.
"After all," he said, "it cannot be a
matter for surprise. It is owing to the
force of circumstances, and not, I
think, to the result of pressure on the
part of the French Government in the
interests of peace. Between $2,500,000,
(00 and 53,000,u00.000 of French money
is invested in Russia, There is nothing
more natural at the present time, with
the affairs of Russia in the state that
they are, both at home and abroad,
than that it should become difficult to
iind subscribers in France to another
Russian loan. 1 think it is force of
circumstances and not pressure tend
ing to peace on the part of the French
Li>rd Rothschild said it was difficult
to say where Russia would find the
money to continue the war.
LIKE A BLUNDBERINa YOKED.
War Writer Says the Russian Army
Will "Win No Victories.
ST. PETERSBURG, March 15.—Kiri
loff, one of the Associated IJress corre
spondents, who was wounded at Liao
yang.continuing to-day his description
begun yesterday of the causes of the
Russian defeats, has drawn a powerful
picture of the complete criminal lack
of knowledge on the part of the Rus
sians of the country and the enemy's
I movements, and of the utter imprudent
possip and babbling which acquaints
the Japanese with every movement and
I plan before they are inaugurated. He
: compares the Russian army to a pow
\ erful yokel moving forward blindfolded,
wildly brandishing his arms and shout
| ing aloud what he will do to the enemy
I when he catches him. He cannot see
his path or his enemy. Here he
I stumbles up a hill. There he falls into
a valley. The keen-eyed enemy easily
: avoids his waving arms pid mighty
fists, and pour 3ln a succession of blows
! which send the Russian yokel reeling
j backward, to his bitter astonishment.
Kiriloff adds that the blame for the
auccebsive defeats is not Kuropatkin's.
! It is simply due to the fact that the
! machine is out of order. A good work
i man was given bad helpers and miser
able tools. The elements of misfortune
were in the army Itself. Behold the
result! The mishaps were attributed
to the defensive position of Kuropatkln
and it was said that when the Rus-
s ians assumed the initiative all would
I be \v> 11. This was not realized, be
j cause every movement was preordain
ed to failure by the premature publica
! tion or dilatory execution of the plans.
! The mere stripling sub-lieutenant chat
| ters recklessly and informally of dis
' positions and movements which should
be known only to the few chiefs. The
1 disposition and plans of the battle of
j the Shakhe River, for example, were
i openly discussed several days In ad
vance In the railroad restaurant at
Mukden in the hearing of many Cht
! nese, civilians and camp followers.
•'The general staff gives information
to whomsoever asks for it. Babbling Is
! the bane of the bureaucracy," says Ki
< riloff, "and the sooner It is corrected
I the better."
While thus opening the Japanese
! eyes,' the Russians close theirs. Not
i only company and battalion command
j ers, but even colonels and at times
commanders of divisions, enter into
battle ignorant of the very maneuvers
j they are expected to execute. For mi
i stance. General Orloff on September 2
I was intrusted with the movement on
; which the battle of Liaoyang hinged
| and he blindly led 15,000 men into bat
! tie ignorant of why, wherefore or
whither. Naturally there was a disas-
I ter instead of the destruction of Gen-
I eral Kuroki's forces and a victory.
The general staff is inattentive to the
all-important duty of mapping. Even
now the Russians have unsatisfactory
maps, and units in the hill country are
unable to keep in touch with one an
other. The Russian intelligence de
partment is defective. It knows noth
ing of the Japanese numbers, positions
or movements, not only in the unset
tled mountainous regions, but even on
the populated plains of Manchuria.
Instead of easily winning the sympa
thy of the Chinese the Russians alien
ated them and they now side with the
Japanese. The Russians drove away
the Chinese bandits, who are now the
eyes of the Japanese army and who de
stroy bridges and communications as
Kuropatkln is hampered by frantic
reports from nervous generals, particu
larly those of Rennenkampff, who sends
"poems instead of results."
The late Lieutenant General Keller
also was at fault. Kuropatkin was
obliged to reprimand him sharply a
short time before his death.
These faults existed and still exist.
The army has been defeated and will
be in the future unless they be reme
SAYS PEACE IS IMPOSSIBLE.
Prince Rhilkoff Declares Russia Must
Continue the War.
ST. PETERSBURG, March 15. —
Minister of Railroads Prince Khilkoff
in an interview to-day declared he
I.erscnally would welcome peace, but
it was difficult to see how it was pos
sible. To end the war under the pres
ent circumstances, he insisted, would
be shameful. A peace which would
surrender Russia's position in the Far
East, after tha sacrifices of blood and
treasure made to attain it, and which
would involve the complete loss of
Russia's prestige throughout the
world, would be folly. It were bet
ter to go on fighting.
The Prince expressed the hope that
the disaster to the army was not as
bad as represented abroad. He had
received a business telegram from
General Kuropatkin yesterday, which
indicated that the commander in chief
was calm and was handling the rail
read situation skillfully.
Personally the Prince was surprised
that Kuropatkin allowed himself to be
drawn Into a general engagement at
Mukden, as he knew the Japanese
vere in superior numbers by 75,000
men. Besides, the Russian had Chi
nese under guise of bandits to reckon
QUARTERS FOR PRISONERS.
Russians to Be Distributed Among
Twenty Japanese Towns.
TOKIO. March IB. — The Govern
ment is arranging quarters for 43,000
Russian prisoners, captured during
the battle of Mukden. These will be
distributed throughout twenty garri
son towns, the larger number goingr to
Kanazawa, Kumamoto. Akita, Sendal,
Fushimi, Nayoya, Kurume and Fu
PRESENTS CLAIM TO RUSSIA.
Britain Demands Half- Million Dol
lars for the Knight Commander,
LONDON, March 16.— The corre
spondent at St. Petersburg of the
Times says that Embassador Hardinge
has presented to the Foreign Minister,
Lamsdorff, a claim for $500,000 for
the sinking of the British steamship
Knight Commander by the Russian
Vladivostok squadron on June 13,
Siberians Again Show Their Mettle.
LONDON. March 16. — The Times'
correspondent at St. Petersburg says
that the defenders of the Fan River
consisted of the whole of the Fourth
Siberian Army Corps, belonging to
General Linevitch's army, which suf
fered least during the retreat from
IN A MOSCOW SQUARE
Police Make Several Arrests, Including
One Man Who Received In
MOSCOW. Tuesday, March 14. — A
violent explosion occurred In Theater
Square last night. Several persons,
one of whom waa injured by the ex
plosion, were arrested.
Nothing Is known her* of the re
ported plundering of the estates of
Emperor Nicholas, Grand Duke Vlad
imir and Grand Duke of Oldensburg.
The only occurrences of this nature
were the plundering of the property of
Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovltch
in the Government of Orel and the es
tate of the late Grand Duke Sergius In
the Dmitrov district, near Moscow.
ST. PETERSBURG, March 15. —
The peasant movement Is spreading
to the northwest provinces. Serious
disturbances are reported in the
provinces of Vilnia and Kovno, where
the estates and property of Govern
ment officials and others have been
sacked and burned, necessitating the
employment of the military to sup
press the revolt.
Private mail advices from the Cau
casus Indicate that the situation there
has not been exaggerated In earlier re
ports. According to one letter th©
Armenians estimate the number of
their dead at 2000. The appointment of
Count Vorontzoff-Dashkoff as the Em
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peror's "lieutenant" in the Caucasus if
regarded as a hopeful atep, as tha
Count is familiar with the conditions
there from his former service* in the
Caucasus and po^seases the confidence
both of the Emperor and the people.
The prospect of Witte becoming the
Bismarck of the Russian situation ia
rapidly vanishing. Three months ago,
when Empemr Nicholas intrusted the
elaboration of the reform manifesto of
December 25 to his care, the popular
impression was that he would forge
rapidly to the front and gather the
reins into his han- i 1. appar
ently, he has hopelessly tangled him
self in a number of combinations, giv
ing his enemies a chance to make
use of the fact that the situation has
become worse instead of better since
he appeared upon the scene.
EMPLOYMENT TOR MANY
ON THE PANAMA CAN AX
Large Number of Positions Created
in Connection With the
WASHINGTON, March 15.— The Isth
mian Canal Commission has approved
the recommendation of the chief en
gineer for the creation of a large num
ber of positions In connection with the
prosecution of the canal work. In the
office of the* division engineer there ar»
five positions ranging from chief cleric
at $175 a month to clerks at $100 a
month. In the excavating department
there are ten places — from a supervisor
at $175 a month down to assistant time
keepers at $75 a month, and in addition
twenty complete steamshovel crews,
composed of an engineer, one cranes
man, one fireman and one pit man.
whose salaries range from $190 to $75 a
There are five officials in the mining
department, from superintendent at
$250 a month to clerk at $125 a month.
In the track department forty-five po
sitions are provided for. Including su
perintendent at $250 a month, track su
pervisors at $175, general foreman at
$150, foremen with salaries ranging
from $125 down to $33 33 a month and
a clerical force of four persons whose
salaries range from $125 to $75 a month.
These are only a few of the posi
tions, which will be filled as far as pos
sible by certification from the eligible
lists of the Civil Service Commission.
Should these lista prove insufficient,
emergency appointments will be made
without civil service examination.
DIES IN EAST
HARTFORD* Conn.. March 15.—-Pro
fessor George William Pease of th«
Hartford School of Religious Peda
gogy died in Springfield to-day. He
was ; born In San Francisco forty-two >
years ago and earns Cast In 1390 to at
tend the Bible Normal College and thus
prepare . himself . for . .. Sur>dn.y-«ciUK)l
work. Upon, his graduation In 1892 be
as appointed , to the ■ faculty of the
school. ...When the school removed
to Hartford three years ago he retained
his residence in Springfield. He leaves
a widow and three children.
Death of Xewspaper Writer.
BINGHAMTON, N. T, March IB.—
Corydon EL "Whitney, a well-known
newip&er writer. Is dead at hi» home
In Suspuehanna, aged 63 years.
Otflfornlans In New York.
NEW YORK. March " 15. — Th« fol
lowing 1 Calif ornlans arrived in New
York to-day: . " ■
From San Francisco-— A. D. Hop
kins and H. F. Brown, at the Impe
rial; P. McG. Mcßean. at th« Aibe
marle; I* Nelaon and Mrs. L. Nelson,
at the Vendorae; Mrs. L. Redstone,
at the Imperial.
From Los Angelee— Mrs. Howard
at the Woodward; N. G. Douglass, at
the Astor; H. T. Hazard, W. M. Hllll
ker and wife, at the Grand Union; W.
H. Wren, at the Gilsey.
BOGOTA. Colombia. March 15. — T*# Na
tional AM*mbly met h«r* to-day. Reatrap*
Garcia was elected President of th« Assembly
and Benjamin Harrara and Felts* ' A_ngTj«lo
were chosen Vlce-Preaidenta.
RIO JANEIRO March — A 4«cr«* ham
bean lssu«d terminating th» atat* of martial
law which was proclaimed in. Rio Janatr*
and It* neighborhood November 16. as a re
salt of the Insurrectionary movement. -