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25 CTS. A MOfITH VOL. 1. No. 20 JAPAN DECLINES TO ACCEPT THE RUSSIAN PROPOSALS LONDON, Jan. 12.—The Japanese am bamador this afternoon made the follow ing official statement: "Russia, in her last reply, suggested the neutralisation of a part of Korea, while reoogniitng Jfantw predominance and rights in that country. Japan is unable to accept this and is now preparing a reply setting out suggestions, [f Japan secures what she wants in Korea, negotia tions regarding Manchuria will take on a more friendly tone and the crisis will be considered passed. At present it is impos sible to say if war will result." PARIS, Jan. 12.—A dispatch from St. Petersburg states that it is reported in diplomatic circles thai Japan has accepted the last Russian counter proposition. This decision was. reached after a lengthy con ference between Foreign Minister Lains dorff and Japanese Minister Kurinn. PARIS, Jan. 12.—The foreign'office per sists in stntinic it si belief that peace will l>e maintained in the Far East. Officials is*y BEARS GOING TO ST. LOUIS ST. LOUIS, Jan. 12.—A feature of Col orado's game exhibit at the World's fair will be a live animal display. The ex hibit will include every specie* of wild quadruped found in the state. James S. Bush, a veteran hunter, is the lield col lector for this exhibit and he has gathered a sufficient number of animals to make a respectable-looking "zoo." Most of the collection is at City park, Denver, anil consists of two cinnamon bears, one black bear, one black bear cub, one brown bear cup, two mule deer, one white tail deer, one mountain sheep, three antelope, two racoons, two badgers, two lynxes, two gray wolves, three coyotes and one bald eagle. At Elitehe'e gardens are a mountain lion, two golden eagles and two swifts. Nu merous stuffed animal specimens will alto be shown in Colorado's game exhibit. MARK HANNA IS RENOMINATED COLUMBUS, 0., Jan. 12.—Mark Hanna was nominated for United States senator in the house tliis morning. COLUMBUS 0., Jan. 12.—The senate also nominated Hanna. The joint session tomorrow will formally declare him elect ed to succeed himself. HEATH WAS QUITE CHEERFUL WASHINGTON, D. C., Jan,' ,12.—The Machen jary was secured this,, forenoon. The prosecution began an opening address. Perry Heath was present and bowed to numerous acquaintances, but made no si&n of recognition of Machen. KNOCKOUT BLOW LONDON, Jan. 12.—Dispatches from Somaliland state that 3,20U British and na tive troops defeated 5,000 Dervishes in ihe Mad Mullahs service. The Dervishes killed are estimated at 1,000. Many pris oners and 400 lilies were taken by the Brit ish. The latter lost two officers killed and nine officer! wounded; also five pri vates wounded. Of the native troops as sisting the British seven were killed md sixteen wounded. SWEETHEART HAD A FILE CHICAGO, Jan. 13—No additional hirora have been secured in the cane oi the <ar barn bandit*. Mania Dunn, van Pine's gweetheart, was searched this morn inK and a lilc "as lound in her possession. The court ordered that she be debarred from attending the trial or seeing \an Dine again. , Mrs. M. Schroeder was excludad from visiting the bandits ill jail. The police say hlie is enamored oi Niedemeyer. MARINE GLIMPSES Deputy Shipping Commissioner _ Swift signed the crew of th>- ■Mamship Tacoma this morning. The James Dollar diacbfUiad freight at the Commcnial dock this morning and I,!I for Seattle. The report of the United States ship ping commissioner for the past year has been made out by Deputy Shipping Com missioner Swift and in as follows: Amount paid to seamen, 105,540; number of seamen shipped and reshipped, 1,405; seamen dm The Tacoma Times. that the news today indicates that war has been definitely averted. WASHINGTON, D. C. Jan. 12.—The following bulletin was posted at the state department today: "The Russian ambassador called yester day upon the secretary of state and con veyed the assurance of his government that Russia will place no obstacles in the way of the full enjoyment by powers having treaties with China, of all" rights and privi leges guaranteed by such treaties in Man churia. FUNERAL CORTEGE ONE MILE LONE : VANCOUVER, B. C, Jan. 12.-On Fri day at 4 p. m. an explosion occurred in the Mjc;Jiae], B. C., Crows Nest Pass mine No. 3, killing seven miners I.' .; Several miners who attempted to recover bodies were knocked out by fife, damp The cause of the explosion is unknown. The funerals took place Sundayji with mourners in line for one mile, in spite of the storm and two feet, pf snow,' .'- : ■ ' ' ' charged, 1,148. The Amount of money given as paid out to veaiuen represents drily the amount passing through the ship ping commissioner's office and the wages earned by them is another item. The lex port shows a considerable increase over the year 1902. The Oanfa shifted from the Malfour dock to the bunkers this afternoon. Ihe collier Leelanaw arrived in last night and is loading coal at the electric bunkers for San Francisco. The rumor that agents of Dodwell & Co. were going to make Kverett a regular poit of call for the China Mutual company's ships proves to be without foundation. A representative of the company, speaking of the matter, said that all they had done was to make an inquiry in regard to the wharfage facilities of Everett w> that in case they had enough freight to make it an object to load or discharge cargo there they could do so. Heavy snows have delayed the coal trains so that the collier Mackinaw was unable to get out last night. She will leave this evening. The steamship Oregonian, of th"c Ameri can-Hawaiian line, arrived in Seattle yes terday and will here tomorrow. A Chinese seaman slowly driving oakum into the cracks of a rougly built bot on board the Ching Wo today told of other deaths among her passengers. Two more have died, one yesterday afternoon ami another last night. Dropsy was the cause of one death and, as one of the officers expressed it, the other Chink "just pegged." He was an old man and all he wanted was to get back to his homeland. The Ching Wo, owing to lelay in get ting cargo, did not get away this morning, and probably will not get out before to morrow. The ship's cargo from the Tacoma flour ing mill will be about 4,000 tons, con signed to Chinese firms. REJOICING AMONG BASEBALL FANS Tacoma baseball enthusiasts are feeling good these days. At the annual meeting of the Pacific Coast league in San Fran cisco, the early part of January, Tacoma was admitted into their circuit. Yester day the old Eleventh street grounds, from which have been heard the voices of root ers for. many seasons, were leased again for a ball park. The grounds will not be as large as in former years, since the city has ordered the street which passe* through them to be opened, but the park will even then be of sufficient size, as it contains one block. The old bleachers will be torn down, and new double-deckers will take their plate. The club will be financed by Tacoma people. BASEBALL PRESIDENT MAY LOCASE HERE There is a possibility that President Lucas of the Pacific National league may move his headquarters to Tacoma. The Spokane fans have heard the rumor and arc throwing several kinds of tits, for fear there may be some grounds for the re port. The fact of the matter is, President Lucas is very seriously considering the move because he wants to be located near the center of the baseball activities and not away off to one side. SEAMEN ENTERTAIN Captain Jenkisa and the- officers of 'he ship Crown of Scotland, loading at the Old Tacoma mill, gave a party to their young friendl Sunday ni^lit on shipboard. Music and games were the features of the eve ning. Those present were: Mis.s Rggers, the Misses Dahl, Miss Foss and Misi Oh ver, Mr. Arthur Foss, Mr. Smith and Mr. Wells of Seattle. At a late hour Cap*oin Foss sent a launch to bring the young Folkf home from the ship. CITY NOT AT FAULT irregular sidewalk line on North Yakima avenue is not only an eyesore, but people in the. neighborhood gay that to follow all the curves and angles of the walk gives one the appearance of having a well-developed jag. - : ■ For this condition at. affairs the council TACOMA, WASH., TUESDAY EVENING, JANUARY, 12 1904 has received a good deal of criticism, which the members feel is unjust. Ac cording to statements made this morning by Commissioner of Public Works Clark and Councilman Mahncke the condition is one that could not be helped. There is but one permanent sidewalk on North Yakiraa avenue, they say, and that is one the correct line. The old wooden walks are not on the line and the matter can not be taken up by the authorities until a local improvement district is formed, and the council is waiting for the property owners to bring in a petition to that ef fect. In the first place, the property own ers asked the council not to form a dis trict and the owners were given 90 days to build their walks, but bud weather set in and upset their plans. The council committee has already discussed the mat ter and will probably be brought up again at the committee meeting this afternoon. CAMPBELL'S HEADQUARTERS According to a report circulatal today by politicians who are fn harmony with the present city administration, Mayor Campbell's headquarters will be opened this week in the Berlin building. The or ganization has not ' been completed, but matters;, have developed so far that the Berlin building has been agreed upon as, the place.Where the headquarters will be during the campaign. NEW YORK, Jan. ,W.—(tenerat Reyes who arrived here today, nays be does not know the exHCt date of his departure lw Colombia. .»"* FULL FARE, FIRST-CLASS TICKETS GOOD IX THE COFFIN; PULLMAN Tl( KKTS BSTRA. IROQUOIS INQUEST BRINGS OUT STRONGLY INSPECTOR'S LAZINESS Chicago, Jan. 12.^-The lroquois inquest this morning brought out witnesses whose testimony hus been awaited.with interact since the fire. ' > ' > , William <Juwan, building inspector, who visited the theater a short time before the fire, has been an inspector for 18 years. He said the former chief inspector, Barry, gave him instructions to permit theaters to violate the ordinance regarding over crowding. Barry died last year. Curran received no instructions from any one else, but understood that any theater could sell standing room. The coroner asked Curran if he was still traveling on the dead man's orders, to which the latter replied: "Yes, I have had no other instructions." He finally said Barry's successor had WILL BUILD $6000 HOUSE W. R. NieholH. ol the firm of W. E. Nichols & Co., contractors, has taken out a building permit and will soon commence work on a $0,000 residence on North I street. The building will be modern in every detail and when completed will be occupied by Mr. Nichols and his family. FOUR BODIES RECOVERED VICTORIA, B. C. .lan. 12.—Four more Ixjdit'ti recovered today have identified Bl I In- remaini of N. I*. Shaw, ('. 11. Joy, Mis* Gill of Sail Francisco and Peter La I'lante. The latter wan picked up by the Piimiaaa Beatrice off Ten-Mile point. The Beatrice also saw the cabin and upper tforki <>t the Clallam Boating near ana a tug will be dispatched to inveetigate the wreck. John Davie, of Naoaimo. B. ('., who wan in the third boat which left the- Clallam during the storm, escaped death and now Uttblivhea an interview which he says lie had with Captain Roberta during the ■tarn. He says that when he united why the boat wan not headed for Victoria, the SI. LOUIS GETS conn [BULLETIN.] WASHINGTON, D. C, .lan. 1:', St. Louis gets the Democratic convention tM the second ballot by a vote of 29 to 21. (.'lmago wanted a refund of unused portion of guarantee and the sale of 3,000 tickets, which OaUMd the decision against iier. July 6th was fixed as the date for open ing the convention. WASHINGTON, 1). C, Jan. 12^-Wben the Democratic national committee went into session at the Sliorehum hotel today to decide upon the date and place for the national convention there m no one who could predict with any degree of certainty as to what would be the result of the committee's deliberations. When the republican national committee met here a few weeks ago its work had been \ cut out in advance and its duties were largely perfunctory. That such is not , the case at today's meeting is evi denced by the wide diversity of opinion expressed by usually .1 well 'informed lead ers an to what city will capture the con vention and what date will bo selected lor the gathering. ■ .»'. ■■;' A majority appears, to entertain the opinion that: Chicago will get the conven tion, but 1 a St. Louis' delegation iay.onj .haitit-nidi a 'strong plea, and there is a movement of gome consequence in the in- told him to prevent Htnuding jnnlisles; but; he hud no orders to prevent the sale of tittnding room ior overcrowding! He fur thei admitted thut he did not know what the laws regarding ■ building inspeutirtn called for, as he had never read the in- 1 strurtions. He admitted th*t he did not j know who was in charge of theater In j speetions. He never had mare a report on the the aters inspected by him. To his knowledge no one had ever been assigned to inspect theaters. He went whenever he pleased. He believed theater manager* had a right to refuse the inspector admission to a houße, but believed in the inspector*! right of forcible entry for an Inspection. When asked how he gained entrance he said Barry gave him authority.. nearest port. Captain Roberts replied that he knew luh business and proposed to wye the Hliip. Later, when Davis again asked why the passengers were not immediately transferred to the first tug that arrived to assist, Roberts retorted that there wa« no immediate danger and that Davis Ml not in command of the (Hallain. It now appear* that Homer If. Swaney was in the second boat whieli left the steamer, and perished when the boat WM swamped. The belief is generally expressed that the (flallam was not in seaworthy oonditiion and leaked all over. The explanation that several deadlights were broken by the waves in not regarded as sufficient to '•< plain tile catastrophe. SETTLED OUT OF COURT. The damage Mac of Mrs. M, C, Per eival against the Tacoma Railway Si Power company Ua» been settled out of court. The history of the cane In aa follows: Last August Mm. Percival »ttemnt»l to board an open Puyallup car at Fifteentn Btreet. The car was pretty well crotlrded and before ihe could get a aeat tie <ar started, throwiiiK her to the street Mid breaking the pelvia bone and Otbi injurinn her. Slie nueil the company for $2,000 damages. WILL BUILD NEW OPERATING ROOM A permit has been issued by the building inspector for the erection of a |1,700 op erating room at the t'aniiie Paddock boa pital. The new operating n.om will be built with a passage connecting it with terest of New York. As to tile date, it is probable the convention will, be held the nisi - week in July, 1?, Senator (iorman ?i* understood to: favor an :■ early; convention, but' the uncertainty v to . when' congresa . will bo ready to adjourn < ii likely to lead the committee to fix a late date. \ '■'■ ■■■";■ It is expected; that a.ivote on 1 the:con vention city and the date will be reached between 7 and 8 o'clock this evening. It will ibe necessary;: for the I committee to meet again tomorrow,, The candidate talk is still confined main ly to Gorman, and Parker. All of the other boomleta, including thai of. Marshall Field, Olney, (my and Hearst,-, an still in swaddling clothes. ;. ; : , '. One of the strongest advocates lof/ an early, convention is ex-Oovcrnor Hteunen berg, who by proxy repreßentg Idaho."*? He favor* holding the Democratic!before] the Republican convention. NEW SANITARIUM The Taeoma Private' Sanitarium, which is being equipimd by IVtll Worth Dttkm mill Misses Floi-chceDakin^ind Jessie Peck, will be completed and 1 ready for oc cupancy by the * liist of February. ;, *- 1 The building which ( they will occupy- nt 104 Tacoma avenue was formerly.a double dwelling house. ' It • is . now, bein'r remod eled and elevators, electric'lights and a heating plant being put in. irl The building will have 24 rooms, including an upei^i me room, which' in now being buift at«ic<wt of |1,000. '■,■ 1';;".,„,../,,■.,., Hiw v:»«*.— t' tl ,'.'-.4, ■"'!■" t 'H'-" "!rlj '■ ' BASKET BALL ' ,The V. M. r ('. A. .luiiini!: will cnjftge i,» a hatch gainei of !'ba»Uetbiill,,»it«X^ly.y.. ! ill ernopn in the Tiwonia Bynliiiisium w.itli the V, M. U. A. .luniors IrortV SeaTlle V' :, the main building and will In; 17x21 t'eet in size, one story high. It will be cuir structed mi t !)<■ latest scientific principle* and, it is said, will be the equal of any op erating room ,in. the country. Light, will be admitted through windows' ten., feet i. iric and extending from a line three feet above I lie <loor and buck iVitO the fuelling eight feet, Thai the room may It .ib.-n. lutely germ proof there will be no square coruet-B and the !\s.ill, will 'l.i lined, wjtll plK'i'vtduin. :;■•..'( ' ,'.""' •/ "'■".;.. '..';,! ■! With the iumplel i'l'm of the new .1 Mi ' tion the | |>v<*Ment operating 1 room ' will I.c ] •« Hilled ; iidu hiiialk'! ionis, one for. jtlie i ; phjtticionii a eternizing room, n<f)\6^,inA j dressing (.rooms, and an anaesthetic room.! '■'■ ' ii-—-—r — '-] '. .,:,' .)'■• " ".- MISS IVERSON ' ' IS APPOINTED Mayor Campbell hai appointed Mik« Hannah Ucison Muiitant city librarian to nil the vacancy caused by the resignation dt Miss Joiephine Holgate. Mwh iverson ih an estimable young lady. well eduoated, anil lias a host of friends who will hear the news ol her appointment With plea sine. NOTED MAN DEAD LONDON, Jan. 13. Hey. La timer s<-\ Me, Lord of Hiaylnoi.k and nwetei oi Magdalene college, Cambridge, ia dead. He wan the only tilled peMOO whu ever held ii poaition. Me gained it in lsr>(> and held it mill iniiiiiihly until In death. He WMt 77 years old. NO WORK FOR IUKY. The jury -for Judge Kiu.-11'h deparl'mnt of the superior court appeared thin morn ing, but owing to the nettle merit of the cane of Percival v». the J'acomu Hoilway & Power company by the imitiea them delves arid the remaining cane betnj Bub rait ted to the court for decision, the Jury was excused until Monday. I BRINGS SUIT TO OOLLKI T. l'r>c. Iliuliii &. Co. liavi brOUtfbt unit in tin' luperior court again it Uo»akind i rlolway, to reoovei lIOBJB, which Ihejp claim the latter firm owaa them. APPEALED TO BUPRKATB COURT. Not being able to reach an agreement out of court, the Cascade .Timber com pany, defendant in tin- nut of Martin Bailey v». the Caacade 'I mil" company, baa appealed 'the cue to the, »upreme court. , The jury in the above suit found for the plaintiff in the nun of 16,000. which the court held to be ewe—rye. The de fendiinti appeal to a higher court,' hoping to have a (settlement made which in more favorable to themnelvea. W7)ETE/*T)EffT IN] THI/fGS\ ONE CENT CZARIHA WORSE FROM INFLUENZA • \ MAX A, Jan.'l2.—The Frei-Pr«««i to day reports tliat:; the ■;ciswina>of^Kuhsls; who \» ill with influenka, ik\ much i wone. Hi.' family ( and. court ■ circle* are nlariiwil.'* BOTH MAY RETIRE R ERUN, .I*ll. 13. A ■ l'reuwuchj cbrre «pondent today iwnicrt* that despite all . <!<■ limit* i the:recalltof Aineiiimi AmbaNSiulor Tower ix '• probable. 1!' :^ ''/:i'f :■■* .The Ukal An*«i«cr print* « di»p*toh to day ittntiiiK tliai ' Plevne, the Runaian inin.^ i.iter of thu interior,' in i iiok and' wan tit to gui( ; public i life. ;'; Ho : has' applied «for ■ ■ years k<nve ; of absence.";" ■ i . ' "v f FICITJS IT? . KOKT LEAVKNWORTH, Jan. «f; 15.-- Mep in thr 'cn'gineerg' baUlKon with i sis months and Ifcsg' of service uliond were today ordered to he ; traimferred; to • Wanli- " iii; tun barrack*.i linger service men;wore; .ordered l|rtv. ?■ Men on : fnrlouKh from; the 1 [oca] hatalKon were orderrd: to : report if or duty immediately.' It it the belief all ! (lii« inwiiiH service in l'nuiinia. .. ' ;» |f'"f fOCGASINi RAISED NORFOLK, \'».. Jan. 12, 'Ilia tubsuf rilie.bostsMot'aisin wan auooeniifitlly lloul- . ed; th is morning ; and . is,' now i being < towed "'• by the, eovernment I lust * l't«oria . to".- Nor-' f folk drydock.**i Its condition'!* apparently ■ LAST RITES JACKSONVILLE, I'la., Jan. 12. Tlir body of General , Gordon left Miami < thin morning 'on a t special train' furnUrhedijby; Henry rlagler ■ and cworted; by j details> of/ state i troops. :-; It will \ arrive ?here I tonight ■ .Hid lie :in nluli>. -It > will then go. to • At»| lanta ,- where .mi • elaborate : funeral ZceveA mony , will take place place, tomorrow, IN GREAT PERIL *' COLI'MBUS. (i? .Inn. 12.-~Rx^ovPinor 15uBhiii«U • *ulief«d t it Jiccond*.»t rnk«. oti n.ir 7ilyHi»'-tlm : ninviiinu. TTIs family in at' hi» llt'llsilll'. .■■./;■■■ .-.:,.'■ "• :■ : ',>-,! •'■■,-■ ■' •- ill* •■<; THAT, |H,JOHN?" I'OKTI.ANI), Or., Jan. Nearly ev ery'; state: in the Union j la represented at', the seventh annual convention of the, N ational Live Stock (wsocintion, now, in ! aae sion in 'thin city. The eatharing wan for mally opened today mid will continue lin ■aefion through the remainder of the week. ; The large attendance and the importance of the subjects combine to make the con-' volition tin; moat notable;of it* kind ever! held in this country./ The th/ee matter* to; be . given foremost attention >■• are forest reserves, the combination of the packer* against stock reisers, and transportation. Among I.l^o men, of prominence who .will nddre,sa,,,t,h,c ,c*>nve>ition are Chancellor K. 'Benjamin Andrews! oF"ths"xlniver»ity' of ■■ ffebrwika, Colonel W. E. SkiiVher of 1111 --nbi», Hon. W. W. Oolto* of Oregon.' Col onel John I', lii.-li of Californiai'lfon. Paul 1 M.f'orniiek of Montana; Hon. If. W. Molt Texas,; ..Dr. ■' '■• Stubbu of Nevada. ■grqf. W. L. (Vulvle of Coloi-ado. Hon.; K. K. Aclnms of, Nclii'iiMlcn find' Governor Heber M. Weirs;of Utah. J\, J ..'■■ NEW' POSTAGE STAMPS COMMEMORATING THE LOUISIANA PURCHASE WASHINGTON, .lan. 18.—Although the postoffice department him just decided up on the ili'KJ^im iur postage Htiiinim ti> In' ikicil (imiiiK ilio wuilcl'h fair, collectors ur< already on the 'i"i vive for tIM Bret leave. 1 be series of stamps decided upon, designs for which are now being engraved, will be attractive souvenirs 01 tha expoeition, The respective denomination* inn '>« °' the prevailing colon. The portrait! will be aa follows: One-cent, Root. 11. living (ton, minister to PVance. who aonducted negotiation* for the Louisiana purchase; ■j cent Thos. Jefferson; 3-cent, •Tan. Hob roc. who, with Livinmton. concluded the negotUtiosi; S-cenl Preeidenl McKtaley: 10-cent, map of tl»- United StutcM, Hliowing the territory pnrehaaed from FraMd JURORS DRAWN i ne following jurymen have been •elect ed for ill' present term in ' Judge Chap man I** department of, the superior court: ThoniM Dovlc Albera Lndde, Richard Ed u-ii'lh R. Keller. John Atkinnon,, <!. E. Raymond O. K. Sweet, I. Ilolnrecn, 1). B. T^iypoek. V R. Packard. .1. W. Kennedy, John Ifncl.ik. Thomaa Boltuf! M. P. Bar ,;.;/. Jooepli Rawk. J. M. Chamber*. C. V. T)oii.l P. Nyholiu, Henry Wahlern, TTerman Locke Jim Fiilmnn. Conrad Oeiger and T. V. Sweeney. ; CITY ITEMS C. A. Pritchard has been appointed a« ■Utant in the city •nyineer'ii office.*.. Tie a-anime<l the ilnficH of the nosition thin morninu. • BCHOOLB WILL OBSERVE McKINLEY DAY McKinley day, January 28, will bo ob nerved by the various aoßoolt in the city. Programs appropriate to tlia oocurion will be rendered.