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25 CTS. A MOJVTH
VOL. 1. No. 17
EMPEROR OF JAPAN
REVIEWS HIS TROOPS
TOKIO, Jan. 9.—Twenty-six thousand
troops were reviewed on the Aoyama field
today by the emperor. They composed the
First division, known as the Imperial
Guards, and will constitute the Third
division of the Japanese army if war is
declared.
An immense crowd witnessed the re
view, which was regarded as a farewell
leave taking.
The emperor went to the field in a state
coach, but in the review was mounted
upon a handsome horse. A brilliant staff
and all of the foreign attache* formed a
noteworthy escort.
PARIS, Jan. B.—News reached here to
day which indicates that Russia has made
Japan some concessions, thus increasing
the prospects of an amicable settlement.
HONGKONG, Jan. B,—Two hundred
and fifty British, soldiers, members of the
Sherwood Foresters, have been suddenly
warned to hold themselves in readiness
for service.
Troops are being made ready and trans
ports arranged for. Their destination is
unknown, but it is presumed that either
Peking or Seoul is the objective point.
LONDON, Jan. B.—The Central News
says that Baron Hayashi, the Japanese
minister, and Count Beneckendorf. the
Russian ambassador, this afternoon visited
the foreign office simultaneously, on an in
vitation from Lord Lansdowne, who
mmojBTOjEI
TUT GOTO LACE
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. B—Presi
dent Roosevelt today Bent the following
nomination* to the senate:
Major Ueneral Chaffee to bo lieutenant
general, vice Ifoung, retired.
Brigadiers to be major generals—Kobbe,
Sanger, Bates. .Randolph, Gillespie. All
but the last named are to be immediate
ly retired.
Colonel Dodge, assistant paymaster gen
eral, to be paymaster general with the
rank of brigadier general, vice Bates, re
tired.
Colonel MeKenzie to be chief of engin
eers, with rank of brigadier general, vice
Uillespie.
Colonel Storey to be chief of artillery,
with the rank of brigadier, vice Randolph.
The following colonels and lieutenant
colonels to be brigadiers: Mordecai, Has
kell, Hathaway. Taylor, Butler Allen,
Trua Coxe, Lane, Dougherty, MeCakey
and Mills, who is now superintendent at
West Point. All but the last two will
be immediately retired.
The president also sent in the nomina
tion of Joseph McCarthy of Minnesota to
be auditor of the postoffice department.
STOPPED THEIR
LITTLE GAME
WASHINGTON, D. C, Jan. B.—Com
mander Dillingham of the cruiser Detroit
aent the following cablegram today from
Puerto Plata, San Domingo:
"The Moraltes, gunboat, delivered an ul
timatum and threatened to bombard
Puerto Plata after 24 hours' notice. With
the concurrence of Captain Robertson of
the English cruiser Palas, I made such
representations to both sides that the gun
boat agreed not to bombard, and the
other side will not fire on the gunboat.
All of the fighting will be confined to the
land side" of the town in the future.
United States interests are secure. I have
small parties landed at Soson and the Am
erican consulate here."
TRIED TO ESCAPE
FROMJHE PEN
TRENTON, N. J., Jan. B.—Prisoner
Brooks is dead and Keepers Fitzgerald and
Haniey wounded as the result of a not
in the Htate's prison today, caused by
Brooks, who attempted to escape. He
knocked Harney down with an iron bar,
seized his pistol and shot right and left.
He was finally overpowered and taken
to the dungeon, where later he commit
ted suicide by hanging himself with his
suspender*.
FRATERNAL NEWS
J M Martin, deputy supreme president
of the Fraternal Brotherhood, assisted by
a degree team from Latona lodge of Se
attle will publicly install the newly elec'
ed officers of Amethyst lodge No. 205 on
Tuesday. January 19, at Foresters hall.
Arrangements are being made for an elab
orate entertainment for members and their
friends, many of whom will come by spe
cial train from Seattle. Written invita
tions will be issued by the following i->mi
mittee: Dr. Annie Reynolds. Mrs. H. K.
Maybin, Dr. H. B. Ovary and Mrs. Mary
F. Bean.
The Tacoma Times.
wished to urge a further modus vivendi.
The result of the conference has not yet
been announced.
GOAL FOR WAR
CARDIFF, Jan. 8. —Immense shipments
of coal are being rushed to the Far East,
MATE PIERPONT—SHE'S FREE OP WATER, SIR.
CAPTAIN JOHN D.-THEN SHE'S FIT FOR ALL THE STORMS THAT BLOW IN 1904.
laborers; George Berlin, barbers; William
Bcbick, brewers; J. Menzies, clerks; ,1. .!
Hicks and T. V. (Jopeland, Tacoma Trades
council; W. A. Gibson tailors; J. H
BETWEEN CHING WO'S DECKSig^gf $3!
gle weavers! N. Kloberg and 11. F. Row
land, steam engineers; D. A. Alaulsjjy and
C. P. Taylor, Typographical union; W. A.
Walker, warehousemen; William Mail
and, electricians; W. E. Davis and C.
emington, teamsters; L. J. Brum-r MMi
ijailes Hall, machinists No 297; G P.
\ 'ilt, bakers; O. L. Tuel, P. W. Dowlef,
. W. Dykeman and W. S. Bnyder, car
tenters; (Jeorge .Herbert, railway conduc
ors; .1. IJ. Parker, machinists No. 102;
eorge Humphreys, cooks ami waitwa;
illiam Adams and Jack Bteele, news
boys.
CHINAMEN ARE SHIVERING
Huddled together between the steel
decks of the big steamship Ching Wo, Chi
nese passengers are shivering with the
cold that is so strange to them. Poorly
clad and most of them aged, the mis
erable travelers are only just living.
All the Chinamen on the big steamship
want is to get back to the graves of their
forefathers before they die, so that they
can be buried where no shadow will fall
across their graves.
Three of the Chinamen on the Ching Wo
have died while the vessel has been in
Tacoma horbor, from ailments brought on
by exposure to the cold. The three bodies
will be shipped to China and buried
Captain Parkinson, of the Ching Wo,
speaking of his Chinese passengers this
morning, said that he was taking the best
care of them in his power, but that a
freight steamer was no place to attempt
to carry passengers, even Chinese. They
can stand anything but cold weather.
The Ching Wo's passengers for the most
part have been in the United Stateß for
many years and are now taking advantage
of the $15 rate to get home.
Their quarters are close and cold, down
between decks, though more light and heat
POPE TURNS
HIM DOWN
ROME, Jan. B.—The Vatican decline* to
receive the Macedonian Sarafoff in spe
cial audience. The latter is disappointed,
as he expected to gain many additional
volunteem for the insurrection.
POLICE DRAG
NETWORKING
Suspicious characters who cannot give a
good account of themselves are bein^ met
bj' the police with open arnw. Several
were arrested last night and at an early
hour this morning a buiich of nix were
picked up by Officers Miller and Mays.
A couple of watches ;iri.l revolver* were
found in the possession of the lot that iv;u
brought in yesterday afternoon, but there
was nothing found on any of them by
which they could be connected with tlie
TACOMA, WASH., FRIDAY EVENING, JANUARY, 8 1904
■46,000 tons to Jaimn. 30,000 tonß to Hong
kong and 40,000 to the Ru«ian sauadron
at Port Arthur.
LONDON, Jan. B.—The Japanese Min
ister, Hayashi, today confirmed tUe report
that Russia's reply had been reotited «l
Tokio, but declined to disclose the detail*.
LONDON, Jan. 3. The Central News
late this afternoon says thai it is believed
that Lord Lansdowne's lirul effort to
avert the Russian-Japanese war by arrang
ing a new modus vivendi has failed.
HOLSTON, Tex., Jan. 8. Ruwma has
purchased 5,000,000 pounds of beet and
bacon from Cudahy. It is a rw* order
for shipment via San Francis
NORFOLK, Va.. Jan. S.-llif *
Brandon from Norfolk for Richmond, is
ashore in the James river. She was cmirM
iv the ice wit.* a large list of paaeengera
on board.
has been provided. On deck heavy awn
ings have been slung and on warm days
the Chinamen take advantage of this and
sit out in the sunshine. They are all
inveterate gamblers and each has a little
hard-earned money with which he is will
ing to take a chance.
Those who die on the ship are looked
after by the Chinese Six Companies, who
pay well to see that the natives are trans
ported to the Celestial Empire for burial.
BENJAMIN DOtS
NOT SKOW IIP
TOPEKA, Kan., Jan. B.—The Rock Is
land engineer, Benjamin, who is wanted
as the principal witness in the Willard
wreck inquest, is still absent. The cor
oner's inquiry has been indefinitely post
poned.
recent burglaries here or the hold-up at
the smelter.
The police department is leaving no
stone unturned to get to the bottom of
the smelter hold-up, and every suspicious
looking character will be picked up as
soon after their arrival in the city as pos
sible.
The police department and the county
officers have thoroughly covered the ter
ritory in the vicinity of the smelter, but
not the slightest clue has been discovered
that would lead to the identity of me
trio of robbers.
DELEGATES
TO SPOKANE
Delegates representing the different la
bor organization* of Tacoma will attend
the annual convention of the Washington
State Federation of Labor in Spokane
next Monday. It han be«n arranged that
all the delegates shall assemble in Labor
hall on Commerce «trt«t Sunday at 10
o'clock and march in a body to the depot,
where they will board the train for Spo
kane.
Those who were elected delegate* are:
K. J. Clothier, representing the imigicians;
M. A. West and N. M. Wheeler, building
CRASH TOGETHER
SUMBKULANI), lid., Ja. B—A Balti
more & Ohio double header crashed into a
freight at Evitts creek early this morning.
The engines were demolished. - -.
Fireman Kefauver •was instantly killed
and Engineer Roberts died shortly.after.
Engineer Humphrey was seriously, perhaps
fatally, injured. Fireman Conrad was bad
ly hurt. IT.' : ;>;, : :r. .-.■>,■■
ROUGH WEATHER
Local steamboat men are figuring on hud
weather today. ■ Reports' from ■ the Cape
give the wind a 60-mi]e nit there.:■■; The
barometer here took , a lively drop . this
morning. All vessels loading here are pro
paring for a stormy time.
JEWS
LET
WERE
ALONE
LONDON, Jan. B.—No news has been
received fiom Kishineff today indicating
any disturbance there. A letter received
from Russian Minister Plevne scoffs at
the idea of a recurrence of tho anti-Sem
itic riots.
RETAIL GROCERS
ANNUAL MEETING
The Retail Grocers' Protective associa
tion held its annual meeting last night
and elected officers for the ensuing year.
J. H. McDonald was elected president;
C. H. JSuelow, vice-president; C. F. W.
Bachman, treasurer; Gustav Beutlich,
retary; C. H. Plass, C. T. Stewart, R.
McLean, R. 8. Bennatts and J. W. Fiddes,
members of the board of directors.
The committee of the -association hav
ing in charge the matter of securing a
city I market and dock reported that the
project had been given favorable action
by the city council and that the market
and dock were assured. %
The Tacoma cracker factory soon to be
established here will be represented in
the association by ('. Ebert, who was
elected a trustee last night.
A committee wag appointed to make ar
rangements for the annual banquet of the
association, which will be held, soon.
CRIMINAL NEGLECT IN
IROQUOIS THEATER
CHICAGO, .Tan. B.—The moat sensation
al testimony secured since the coroner'be 1-
Kan his .inquiry, into the troaumi theater
disaster, was lven today by Robert ; Mm"
WILL J. DAVIS.
Part Owner and .'Manager of the Iroquois
.Theater, Chicago,
ray, engineer of the ill-fated, building. ! Ho
«aid the stage curtains were "operated by
hand and counterweights. The fiie?light-
Ing apparatus consisted of . two" tubes :of
kilfyre 18 inches long, and there 1 was no
other protection against- fire on the stage.
The itandptpe |in the rear of * the stage
had, never; been supplied -with j hose. - Un
der the foyer there, was > but 60 feet ■of
two-inch hose, 1 this comprising' the entire
(ire-fighting apparatus In that portion.of
the house. ; <. . .'
!In the theater there were four'small
reels, o..nose, which,,when used, ad to be
connected with a water motor and stand
pipes, whose | locations» were known < only
to the workraent who built them, t There
had never been any drills' for fires and
no instructions had ever i been', issued to
ejnploycs. "''.■'■'■ ■•■■■.
;! The witness admitted that he knew how
to use the greater.portion!of the .fireiftp
paratuß,.bvit,had,n^:er.iin»tF«oted«his; !l a»
--'>T8t»iit8.'7'rhecxlte!wertf,'drftt}e'<Piv1th>TC(l
phmh curtains, 1 but* kept.-closed'outside'by
llciivy ■ iron doors, barred mid bolted'and
operated; with i levers. Th witnessi admit*
ted that, there wan no one in tin; theater
limiiliar with handling!this 1 system. There
were lever* could unlock th» doom;
--but no signs appeared above Hie exit».lille
said there were three locked exits in «ich
DIETRICH IS
SET FREE
t OMAHA. i Jan. B.—Judge t Vandeventerv
in the circuit, court, this morning instruct
ed; the jury to | return ■•' a verdict i of not
guilty on the indictment agaiiiHt Senator
Dietrich ; charging ■ him with receiving
bribes in connection with the postoffice at
Baitings.
i The judge ruled that Dietrich was not a
senator until < sworn into the senate and
that the charger, of bribery relate to post
office rentals, prior to that , time.
* The last can against Senator Dietrich
was culled this afternoon, the charge being
holding a government contract, although a
■enater. This case .was Dolled by Prose
cuting Attorney Summers, who Raid that
the records showed that ■ few days after
the election Senator Dietrich j transferred
the , property as a ■ free I gift to his daugh
ter, who hag xince received the benefits."
; The case against Postmaster, Fischer of
Hastings was also dJßmititted, since he could
not nave given a bribe if Dietrich was not
guilty of receiving one. : • ■ , ■ , ■■ ■
'The only cane left is, the one against
Elliott Low, who is alleged to have acted
an go-between in the Hale of the postofilce
property.
ADJOURNED
WASHINGTON, I). ('., Jan. B.—After
paiaing us private pensions hills tlie house
adjuorned at 2:40 o'clock thia afternoon.
MOTHER JONES
STRICKEN DOWN
TRINIDAD, Col .Jan. B.— The condi
tion of Mother Jones, who wan jaalmliy
stricken with pneumonia in unchanged.
l>2 jreaTl old, making her recovery
doubtful. Mine workers are anxiously
watching th* bulletin*, one is well known
throughout the United Btatet as the coal
miners' friend and strike sympathizer.
COURTS ARE
DISREGARDED
CRIPPLE CREEK, Col., Jan. B.—Col
onel Verdeekberg and all district pout com
manders held an executive council of-war
this morning. They decided, to ignore
Judge Seed's injunction leaned last night,
restraining them from interfering with or
arresting strikers on vagrant orders.
IffDErEJVDEffT! W
- yiLL THIJSfGS~
ONE CENT
balcony and four pairs of iron barred doom
closed the'downstairs exits.' ■■■,■ • • '
•', There ware no tprinklera above thoHtaicr ji
nor any fire alarm box In the hou«e.' ; When
asked wliiit he" expected Ho'do in eaie <>t p
tire .ha wviii that '< he i depnedo' on' RoinK ito
the front; office" and using the ■. telephone
to fire heniquarters."" ' -:,■". -
lie gaid he never taw the °! •kylight* {:
opened,
FIRE AT
BALLARD
li.VI.LAIiI). Jan, ft.—The »hin«le mill,
dry i-.iliis ;iiid 3,(XH>,000 nliingleei of the
Sioholt Lumber oompaa; Wtee totally di
Htroyt'il by tire Iliin morning. The low ii
128,000. A fttvorable wind alono naved the
western half of tlu> city.
WEAK MACHINERY
15 RESPONSIBLE
Since" the council hastaken up the mut
ter of ■ investigating \ the • cable line j meth-'
<klh. excuses have | been' made -by, the • man-;
agement of> the: road; for using < open > dun* f
my cars in winter, while closed anil'corn-it,
Portable ones stand idle in the bam. The
excuse from'the management was that one
of the ruble strands i had»been * taken 'out
for, repairs,! thus . weakening: it 'so that; it *
would not be advisable to run the hen
cars, ' .;; '■„'■".'■ ','''.':'' '."'■■ '..." '.'
Now ■; however) cornea another explana
tion, from an ■ employe]who know* of the*
real trouble and ha* na scruple* about tell
ing = what , it iu.J- According ito ' his i state-,
ment, the j cable in not in -as •'good ,'cohdi^
Ji^i(^it,^hou(4. f b«Cilßut th«>;c*blaHs not
.Tne.cau»u <ii~Uie ti'ouwci^lto «ayst-tt«i.<inei
of . the-; liirßo .ivlippl« >m T the 5 poww-t limise,;
. around which > the. cables has fto \ pass,! in
■ minus f several j epokes»*t whicli hftVe been I:
broken. This weakens, the winder sto?thftt*;
itcwould? be''danger^ui»ttO!i?hftul6th«»hie; j
fcar»',-«p*thffthiUiwithftthifftwheelii.inyi'teii
pnfscnteeiiditi6ni t The dftmsgejiifk s»i<t,f
cnnnot''beirepn)re<lii;«ntHva?newfwhceU{»; i
feast.'-drilled,and bored. ; ; • ;
- — r--. —p— •-■■... ■-■■ ■- '" >•-■;-,
They i will ■ begin ■ wholesale t"arrests *; of
unionißts today.»- The W itriker*<■ will lie
thrown * intothe i bull * pen' of * (Jimp ? Gar-
eld * before any legal gteps can \be taken,
They will then be loaded on special trains
'find deported from the county. '•*••< -
' The wye» and 'children of .strikers; who
call strike breakers ? scrubs ]or other i to
suiting cpithetH will : also ibe arrestedi> and '*■
deported. ' " • „
i v Civil i officers who attempt ito serve pa
pert will be treated likewise.
DIDN'T WORK
... • ,r -i ■ >• .j •■.,', ,
The scheme to load Oe steamship. Oanfa,
nt Elevator B and the Taoomi Grain com-,
pany v warehouse, 1, taking car/to from i the i
two places nt the • tame time.' did « not
work as well an expected. The big steam
er i* too long by several feet when across"
both piers, and,her,hatches, do not'come i
in line, The big steamer ii taking on cargo,
in the hatch' oppMit* the grain i <xmipit
ny h wharf.,' ■:: i , „.- ■
GHUGEDHBIMIi
• CX)NSTANTINOPI^3,': Jan/ »,T1 1( , mi:
tan, on reconddefation,'; haa; decided to
I place ■ TurklA exhibit at the St.' l/jui« I
I fair. "', ■*.'.'.;.
SENSATIONAL
SUIT FILED
\V. (i. Andrews, a looil railroad man,
who liven at law South ]) ttrett, com
'I Kuit for divorco thin aft#roooii in
the HUpcrior court.
Jn In-, complaint t»f tßtgm hi« wife hiul
committed adultery. He m-u up that laHt
July ba cam* borne and found hin wife
in it room with a man whom he
allegM wa» Fred Barton, He attempted to
fit into tln- room, but it wait barred. 110
asks for complete separation.
BABY RUTHS FUNERAL
PRINCETON, N. ,»., Jan. 8.-Ruth
l larelanda funeral w.-ih held today. Hut
f«W W( Bt on account of fear of
contagion.
NEW BRIDGE WILL
BE GREAT BENEFIT
Clinton A. Snowden, commissioner of
the Puyallup reservation, ii much interest- 1
•d in the new | I'iiyallup river bridge, 1 be-1
caune of the great benefit it will be to IV :
coma. lie cay»: "It will pay for itself
every. 30 days, and if it hail been built :
four - year* ago , we, would have added * 1
?1,000 000 worth of factorial ,to ; the tide :.
flats." The bridge' will be' opened about
April 1. .. • -.mm

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