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VOL. 1. No. 89 JAPANESE ALLOW SIXTEEN WAR CORRESPONDENTS AT THE FfIDNT TOKIO, April I.—Sixteen newspaper men. mostly British and American corre spondents, left this morning for Moji. They will leave there April 0 on a Japanese transport tor a destination which is kept secret. Th's Is the first party of correspondents freed. It is considered a sign that a big land movement is nbout ready to be in tuguiatcd. A large crowd assembled ni the Bhimbashi station and cheered the com ipoßdants on their departure. LAUNCHING OF THE JEFFERSON lX_ WILL BE ACTABLE EVENT • A ■ large crowd is expected from all (he Sound cities to witness of the launch ' Itig of the steamer Jefferson tomorrow eve ning, Port Tow nsend and other Jefferson county towns alone will send a delegation " of'about' 1,200 people. They are expected * to arrive at the Northwestern dock on the steamship Dolphin at 4 o'clock. , The visitors will.be met at the wharf by Mayor (Janipbell and a committee from 'the Chamber- of Commence, composed of T. K. Wallace, C. M. -Seeley, 0. I!. I lay den,,, William Jones and C. P. Ferry. A band .will also be at the wharf to greet (the visitors. It is part of the program to escorWs many of the visitors as care to go, to, the Chamber of Commerce, to await SECRET GF MARTINY S DOWNFALL I The mysterious . disappearance of Dr. i Martiny, of Katonville. who is wanted for embezzlement, has been cleared up by a Remarkable explanation. The report has I been circulated (hat in connection with the | search for Mai liny it mis found that he j had served four y_ears in the San Quentin j penitentiary lor forgery. After he got i •lit lie came to Washington to make a new «tart. He succeeded better than he expected, and had made for himself a repu- \ table name in Seattle, Tacoma. and aubse- j qeuntly at Entonville.' Several of his old I associates in the California penitentiary 1 found him and threatened to expose his record unless he paid them hush money.' MRS. BQTKIN STARES HER JURORS OUT OF COUNTENANCE AND SWEARS SHE IS INNOCENT §AN FRANCISCO, April I.—Mrs. Bot kin took the stand in her own behalf this morning and made a complete denial of the crime charged against her. She proved to be a poor witness, her own attorney frequently being compelled to correct her and hold her within bounds. She turned a questioning gave up at the jurors sev eral times and seemed on the verge of Collapse. The jurors refused to return her gaze, looking at anything and everything but the prisoner. At the beginning, Mrs, Botkin Raid, she became acquainted with Dunning through a flirtation in a p«.rk. Boon after she met Dunning he importuned her to borrow TAFT'S SUCCESSOR ON PINO COMMISSION Secretary Taft's successor on the Philip pine commission is \V. Cameron Forbes, of W CAMERON FORBES. Massachusetts, He will head the depart ment of commerce »nd police. He is a :apable engineer. RALLY OF SOCIALISTS The Tacoma lodge of the Socialist party The Tacoma Times. Marquis [to returned from Korea today und immedia'tel) had an audience with the emperor. It is bclimed hip visit will re- sult in furthering the cordiality between the Korean und Japanese courta. ST. PETERSBURG, April I.—Viceroy Alexieff arrived ai Port Arthur from Muk- ilen on Tlnu>da\ and m PBCeived by Ad- ■niral Makaroff and other officers. The party then \isite ( | the ship... The harbor was carefully inspected and repairs in the ti"it% of the launching which is to occur ut fi:l."i sharp. To a landfinan there does not appear to be much chance of the launch taking place thiK week. Everything about the lleatli shipyard seems to be confusion, but out of tin 1 teeming chaos Constructor Heath will bring order nnd the launch will take place exactly on schedule time. The wayn are Ixinn built, the launching cradle put in position, and a crew of but-y men are putting the finishing touches to the hull. A special rig is being prepared to check the way of the vessel after she strikes the water, anil prevent any possi bilily of the boat being injured by run ninfl into the opposite bank. Visitors will be allowed in all parti of tlic yard, but no one except those invited will be permitted on board the vessel. Dr. Martiny did so, and once the tiling \\iif-- begun they levied grinding blackmail upon him that wai beyond his means. All of the profits of his hospital at Katonville wore absorbed and in addition he mis applied the school funds in his bands, When exposure became inevitable he fled. Tt wa« learned recently that Dr. Martiny was in Mexico. In view of the facts which it is said led to his downfall at Katonville, a number of his creditors will not prosecute their claims against him. Commissioner Mead eayg that ho far as the officers are concerned, the case lias not been dropped nor the offer of a re ward for his capture withdrawn. money from her acquaintance* to liquidate some of bis debts, ilost of his visits to her were for financial aid. She said Thin ning was very poor. She bought liim clothing and provided him with food. She also gave him money secured from her hus band. She did all his, she declared, out of the kindness of her heart. She denied writing anonymous letters to Mrs. Dun ning or purchasing a box of candy or arsenic, or mailing any candy. She declared that while being interview ed by Lizzie Livernssh, the woman re porter, she became hysterical and may I have said things tliat appeared incrimin 'at ing, but she had no recollection of j them. will hold a rally and mass meeting in the Foresters' new hall, over the poirtoffice, Sunday evening. April 3. at 8 o'clock. Speakers from different parts of the state will be present. THE PROBLEM IS STILL UNSETTLED County Commissioner Handle was in Se attle yesterday, endeavoring to arrive at a settlement m regard to the handling of the surplus water in the White and Stuck rivers. L. C. Smith, the King coun ty commissioner who has charge of the matter for tliat county, was out of the city, so the visit proved futile. The commissioners of the two counties tried to get together some time ago, but failed. King county officials insisted, be fore proceeding with the conference, that Pierce county drop the suit pending ugainul King county on account of damages sus tained by the overflow of the Whito river. This the Pierce county commissioner would not do. It is now proposed to divide the water equally between the two streams, thus greatly reducing White river and increas ing Stuck river to three times its normal size. There will be special n*rviuet< at the Swedish M. E. chin oorner J and EWr entli streets, tonight at 8 o'clock. TACOMA, WASH., FRIDAY EVENING, APRIL 1, 1904 progress WBTe noted, Vowels damaged dur ing the bombardmaati were also visited, likewise tl\e torpedo boat destroyer Stilni, which distinguished itself in the last naval battle. Professor Yuzfowitseh, a Russian teach er in Tokio university, has arrived liere. He testities to the kindness of the Japan ese. Students followed him to the station and entreated him to remain. He stiys that the Japanese public believe that Port Arthur has fallen and that the Japanese army will capture Moscow with in a fortnight, thus bringing the czar to terms. LONDON, April I.—The Central News has received a Tokio dispatch stating that COMMANDER BOOTH TUCKER COMING Commander Booth-Tucker of the Salva tion Army will be in Taeoma Monday, April 11, with his two daughters, Motee end Eva, and a party of ten continental campaigners, and will deliver his lecture, "Dramatic Scenes of Love and Sorrow," at the Tacoma theater that evening. The lecture will be illustrated by a number of living tableaux. Actual incident! of Army work are vividlyjind powerfully portrayed, while the lecturer carries hi« audience iwiftly from one field of Army operation* to another, giving tome idea of their magnitude and extent, a» well as the need for such efforts. The party will include Colonel French of San Francisco, who has charge of the Salvation Army; work went of the Rocky mountain*; Lieutenant-Colonel Scott, na tional secretary for the industrial homes; Lieutenant-Colonel Annie Osborne, na tional secretary for women's training homes; Major R. Dubbin, divisional officer for Oregon and Washington; Staff Captain Wright, Knngn Hester Dainmes. a very clever pianist; Ensign Bessie Dicker*, a very sweet singer and guitar player; En sign H«nsea, "Mysterious" Billy Smith, ex-champion featherweight priaefighter, and Mrs. Smith, a converted actress; Cap tain Dorothy Graliam, a beautiful singer, known M tha "Welsh Nightingale," and Captain Nurraway, Id. this city the Salvation Army op erates two oorps. The one on Twelfth street and Par-mo avenue, for the English speaking people, is is charge of Ensign and Mm. R. KiiJui who have been laboring here for the last 14 months with good success. The others oorps is for the Swed ish psoplc a*4 is located on Thirteenth street and Tacema avenue, under th« Admiral Togo atticked Port Arthur last' ■Wednesday night. No detail* have been received,, but it *i» understood that the attack was for the Al>urpoie of taking soundings and ascertaining the effects of the last attack". r TOKIO, April I.—■•laimnrse troops in ad vance of the main body • are. pushing the j advantage gained in the battle of (hung Ju. According to private advices receicved here after dislodging } the -Russians at Chung Ju, the Japanese rested 12 hour*. and then marched!to Y.mj: Chun, 25' miles distant. •-' ■ ; r,*, iV ,\ After a brief engagement, the Russians retreated to Unsan, 80, miles northeast. It is said the Russian CoMtacks in the vicinity of Wiju are-. in great distress. They are using the telegraph.poles for fuel, while score* of horses ajrt- dying from the lack of fodder. ,-:.. v-:,»: '• | MONTREAL, j April 1 1. - Fire thin morning in the Board of Trade district de stroyed a building occupied by Watson, Jack & Co. and nix other firm*/ Loss $1000,000....;- .^:;-f*:|; ll*i , charge of Kntsign and Mr*, oood>, Both corps have bettingx nightly nn<l hundreds of people are/brought under the influence of the through thene ser vices, .Tail meeting* arc j held every Sun day. The poor and needy'me looked after, and the wok are visited, ' Last l lin-im.iK Ensign Kuhn distribut ed provisions to over; W families in Ta coma, and over WJO pie'cves: of clothing wero given out us well. Since'then numerous appeals for help havejbfen attended to, PHYSICIANS COULD NOT AGREE Word whs sent to The Times late last evening that Mi-. Thraclfniorloii, a 'lii»h theria patient, had been placed in qiiar aiitine with her husband at 738 South Taroiria avenue, and had been allowed to suffer for want of medical treatment, while the city and county physicians disputed as to who was responsible for the care of the patient. Dr. . Schug, city pl>y*}fian, stated last evening that he had placed Mr. and Mr*. Trockmorton in quarantine and that th* county had refused to furnish the neces sary medicines. Dr. Bchug iuwntcd that it was the duty of the county to furnish medical attendance, while the county eom mi«ioßci« held that the stat« j law re quired th« city to ruir>i*h aid in such cases. In order th»t relief might be hastened, Dr. Bchug took the matter up with the Associated Charities. Manager Hover Kent Dr. Spencer to tuke (-large of ; the case. Upon examination, he found that instead of iU bring diphtheria, it was merely » BANDITS ARE RE-SENTENCED CHICAGO April I.—The car barn mur dererg were this morning iweeiilsiu by Judge Kerstcn. who included all of the legal requirements and corrected alleged error! which caused the appeal for a writ of habeas corpus by Marx's counsel. No change was made in the date. The bandits appeared to be more cheerful. MRS. CARRIE NATION IS BARRED FROM CHURCH Kansas CITY, April l.—Oarria Nslim is an actress. Many theatrical MHia^Ctl and people who have seen her on the stags may not know it, but it is so officially d* creed by no lens worthy a body than the trustees el the United Presbyterian church. ■ ; Mrs. Nation wanted to deliver a temper ■Me lecture in a church here and permis sion wan refused because the deacons decid ed that she in a member of the giddy guild of actresses. Poor Carrie, on the stage she is no octree* and off the stage, she is one! MORTALITY NO r E I Matthew H. Elder, aged 70 years, died tfiis morning at 1418 South I street;. The funeral will take place Saturday at 2 p. m. at the residence, Rev. M." L. Rom officiat ing, Burial will be in Oakwood cemetery. and hardly a night piling that lodging haa not to be provided for some unfortunate. INJURED MAN IS STILL UNCONCIOUS I). McCaffrey, the one-legged man who fell upon it nail that wax (ticking out of the sidewalk on C street near Twenty t| '.i|<tlll.->) H|l| '"in; )! XiijAr.4l |.i.i.l|.-i i[ljuoj Mtlll Mil' CKIIII-. J)r». Brown and LowfJl, who are attend ing him, report today that, while he ha* not improved, bo complication* Imvc nriHeti and they think it poMibie that he may live, tevere attack of quins) and that the I Throekmortou were not destitute. The I quarantine was removed this moraine, en* ahi ing tin- tainily to |>i<j\i<li wlmt tuedieal attendance was needed. TOOK $750 DEED TO SECURE $120 Williamson &■ Williamson, attorneys for .Tacky Smokalem, have commenced suit against W. I' Sundberg and wife to have a deed annulled which was given by SmoU alem an guaranty for a loan of $120 made by Sundberg to the Indian. The attor ney* state that the ten acre* for which the desd was given are worth $750 at leant. They will attempt to have Simd berg's claim construed as a mortgage on the ground that the deed wan given under a misapprehension arid mv »■<"■>.- only as i guarantee of good faith. THE PUYALLUP BRIDGE WILL BE COMPLETED IN TWENTY DAYS A report wan , circulate*) ycntorday that J. 8.. TilloUon . of Portland, : who has the contract for the Puyaltup river, bridge, had jumped the con tract and. left the city. . It appears that the report was without foundation. Mi\ TillntHcm li»» been .i«m> from Thcoiim * Hevti'Hl • ilu.vh, arranging! for the balance,of the iron work to complete tin ' bridge/,': He Mate*,'' in I letter to Commissioner of Public Works Clark, that GENERAL BELL VENTS HIS SPITE ON MINERS BY HIGH-HANDED ACTS DENVER, Col., April 1.-Oemral Hull, commanding the utale troopi at T»ll«rlde, this morning telephoned to Chief of Police Armstrong" to detail a detective to watch every movement • of,. Secretary-Treasurer Hey wood of the i Western Federation of Aliiiei'n/ who la i.iuti" urre»t'on a warrant isrued > by, the local court,. charging him ■ •j(r|i QSUMiny ■'!() jo uoj)B.iii»s»p tnr.u General Bell tiiMixti'd that Hey wood bo returned to Telluride, no matter how ninny local wari'imtH were iuued, and'when the time came a sufficient 1 number of soldier* would bo sent I from the camp • to arrest him. :..?■• ;.*:.^ *•.-■';-' ■'-■-.' ■■■■: Bre»ident Moyer was last night removed from the bull-pen in the Rid Men's.build inn in Telluride,' to the new city jail and locked in; « cell, i where Ihe was denied all privileges, and is to be fed two IJtW ing meals per day.';. ■ Governor Peabody. has ordered General Hell to refuse to ; accept ■ the service Vof a; writ of habeas corjiug for the raleAM of Moyer, and the head of the Federation must stay in juil j until , th« case 'cull Ibo taken/ to the supreme court, i TRINIDAD, Col., April 1 .—Fully i Aoa en ■ influent in! j men | among the -strikers |in Imh , Animus:; county \ have been; deported during the last three days *, by order jof Major Hill, commanding the ■ troops" hero. Wholesale eviction* of striker* on Gray VLADIVOSTOK, SOVEREIGN OF EAST, THE OASIS OF SIBERIAN DESERT Vladivostok, "Sovereign of., the Ka«t," which has just, been bombarded • by, the Japanese fleet, is pre-eminently a fortri'M. It is also the chief town of East Siberia— in fact, it may be said.to be the most Im portant Hint of Russian influence in the Far -East.'- It in ho much more fomidabie than Port Arthur, bo much more magnificent than Delay bo much larger than Khabarovsk, and it possesses such an admirable harbor that it i'm not surprising that the Rueiian* regard the town and its surroundings as the hub of .Greater Russia in the Kast. The town is nituated on the Hlopes of a Imkli ridge, forming a tapering peniniula, which projcitK into mi Irregular land locked bay. Thfl entnuiM in commanded liy Uus m:i inland, where there it an Important fort, and on the cmtl "f (lie liimi Incited hill loir, itretcbing for mile.s to (he en»t yard, und known us thu Qoldwn Horn, tlwre art oilier conl iniioiin ehuins of earlh works und del'enxive pONitionu. 'I'lie lofty hilln on tlic riorthwi^l protcol the port from tin: land hide ami in the deep wuU;r of the Golden Horn, which in four ON THE WATKB FltoNT AT VLADIVOSTOK. milei long and half a mile in width, fillip** ride comfortably at anchor, comparatively ; free from the menace of attack, and wholly beyond the reach of the weather. Cluster* of suburban residences are •cattered about the hilltide, even deeoending in place* to the level of the water. The main rtre«t, BvetUnd named after the frigate upon which the Grand Duke Alexis stilted the port in 1873, fol low* the curve of the Golden Horn. Ly ing between the street and the dhore, on riling ground, ire the residence! of the commandunt of the port, the public gar den*, the admiralty gardens, the museum of the Oeographical »<ot:iety, the residence j of the governor of Piiniot>k. the ground* of the Maritime dab, . the tiativn bazars mi the uteamboat quay.. At one point there i- a nmgriificent granite inonuuieiit nmnounted by a limhi/p globe, on which perches! an eagle with outstretched icing*, Thin inonuraenl com memorateij the memory of j»tiniral tit veleki, who made eevera! rajmges to the Independent in Ail Things 25 CENTS PER MONTfI i all the, iron .work except the turntnbk i will be shipped > here :in'h lew day*.*,• TIM ; ;t turntable; is ; due,to; nrrive_ inwile. of,, tet, 1 ilayi and a large [ore* of men «iH hurr| ; tlie ; wink to imiiiiicl ion. • Ii is expected tj M the limlut' will be fin inlied ■ in, About twentj !<liiy».*,-.Tht*; afwniM *i, of (the 'bridge/ to travel, will immediately '. ■ res\ilt in bringing ', increased 'trade: to ■ Ta« "j^ ■ coma,'• m it ■ will i afford tiaujr. approach'■ t« r»|: ■ the city from a 'ilistrict,that• baa hereto* '-rti fore been practically cut off."» creek will begin immediaely. . . • :. Tin military are refusing; to . allow; the |"; miners to nettle: in oilier parts; of ; the county.'. '' Almoot penniless men and ' their families * arc ■ cnm]"'llo<l ■to walk i hundred* \of mile* to reach I points ' where iiHniHtanre run be v Heeured, . .• :.-').'; .■-. -■*;,:..■". ;'■■• "■ ■ \ \ Many evictions 1 are;; reported :. in 1 th» . .ini|i. ,of f the ■ ci>a] compuuies i and ■' much auffcrinß dm " ensued. ' ' ',' •'. " ' EXALTED RULER OF ELKS IS HERE ; Joseph ■T. Fanning, grand exalted ruler '-' of the ' Klkl, "' arrived in - Taeoma this v ■fternoon . from ;' Seattle. .Ho enjoyed • pleasant, drive over the city in*, company, with the exulted jruler of Tacoma lodge, Major C. 0. Bates, and • other prominent, lornl:Klk«.v llr will dine,with the offloert "■' of ■ the ' local lodge lat V the To coma " hotel this" evening at 6 o'clock. At : 8 o'clock' he will iltilivrr an • addresa :to the Elks at their i hull,', to .he followed sby, a' banquet. J 1 Mr. f Fanning -in on "a, tour) of the coast ," lodges in I lie ■ intere»t»:of; the order and .' will leave tonight at • 11:30 : for Portland and California cities , 1 cast In the early '.10s. "-, .... ■■ 'Die Svttlandekaya i» crossed by the AliMit«l,,iy,i, ami the point at which thus two ttrettl intersect ;i« th« ; commercial (•onter of the town. .<.'."The ;.main ;• •ti-««i in well paved with granite, and I it. is " ef ficiently drained. The sidewalk* ar« rals«d and- asphalted, the bous«* an; imposing and lofty structures of brink. :.'• , Sin li architectural beauty m* Vladivostok poascsaoi—and it jin i much compared witb the . untidy wiisUh of Siberian ■ town*— duo to the cheapness of Chinese workman •hip, Chinese labor in re»iK>n«ible for th« promt condition •of '. the ; street*, for ' tin! constructioni of .the naval <|ii.iy«. while tin j Chinese artiflow is the most reliable work.' man iin the VladivoHtok 'i dockyard. 'f, Th« '- fortre«H powewti oh large drydock, a tea. tional floating I dock near j the cum tern ««' tremlty at j the Golden Horn, and 11 »up. piemen tary drydot k, wliich | was in icourg* of. construction when ; the .. war broke; out. I The trade of Vludivostok is "comprehen give. Its Importi include most of the pro. ducts of the wp*t, while its: export* an characteristic |of , ii" | position," and | quiUt local aa regards' their destination.if As tl i commercial center, Vladivostok, is superior I to '■!. l>nliiy, although ,■: the $' wonderful"; <m\ !• which ik in procetsH Ci completion in th( I vicinity of Port vf ( 1 1<11 threaten* one <lnj to ecliptic its northern &i»ter.' ■ * ; : . Tlie native population,' though very linn*, i- orderly and contented, but there in i very oonnopol tan population 1 in Vladi voetok, lade up o( adventurers from al, clime»— l'iikli.-Ij, French, Ovrmnn . and Arnci iciii. busi&eot men from the west ;ini a Kprinkling of;pretty women from , Sub ( I'Viiricisio. ' Upon tho whole, it i* a motley, unihviting community,>. inn,, which.; thr principle* of mortality aie it,i -tjrly ii lit ing. However,.. the days «pce«l iu<--i!; enough In Vladivostok; there \ i». no little Bocial gayety, and although the'place Is i [ military and naval center, there in liUltf lihiklmk's* of discipline and mt'Va good feel' ing. In tin: Will round the harbor Uicn : ■in good sport. The stranger is welcomed no lon i hi he exeicißCs tact and coiioei •_ --hU caiu«i'a. ▲NOUS HAMILTON. ■ -.,-..