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VOL. 1. No. 96 GENERAL KUROPATKIN ASKS FOR HALF A MILLION MORE SOLDIERS ST. PETERSBURG, April According to the wishes of General Kuropatkin preparations are being made to rush troops to the front In large numbers. A hundred thousand have been ordered to mobolize for Manchuria service. Quarters are being hastily put in readiness for them here. Kuropatkin has demanded three hundred thousand reinforcements by May and half a million by August. GLASGOW, April o.—Japan has placed contracts with the Clyde shipbuilding firms for the construction of two battleships to exceed in power any now afloat. The ships cannot be delivered before the term ination of hostilities. LONDON, April 9.—The Central News at Irkustk states th.it ninety-five Japanese prisoners arrived there bound for Tomsk, where (hey will remain until the close of the war. LONDON, April 9.—The Central News at Yankow wires Unit a Chinese report lias reached there which states that the Jap IMPORTS AT TACOMA SHOW INCREASE OF 45 PER GENT The report of Harbormaster J. B. Clift for the month of March shows v decided gain in both exports and import! over the same period for the year 1903. During the Bret three months of last year the ex ports amounted to .*.■>,«:>;),loti, while for this year during the same period they were $0,087,115, an increase of about 14 per cent. The imports for the same period show a much greatei increase, due principally to the increased trade with the Orient and to i the fact that Tacoma is gradually taking this trade away from the southern cities. During the first quarter of 1903 the im ports coming into the port of Tacoma amounted to only $2,581,481, whereas this year they reached the nu mof $4,10G,564, or an increase of nearly 45 pc reent. Of the merchandise imported the great WM. A. JOHNSON DIES FROM THE EFEECTS OF 11 CUT SCRATGH William A. Johnson, vice president of the Love-Johnson Grocery company, died at 2:35 o'clock this morning at his home, 313 North I street, of blood-poisoning, caused from a scratch on his arm made by a cat about ten days ago. The scratch ■was not a severe oue and Mr. Johnson paid no attention to it at the time but it became irritated and spread, then a physician was called in. Despite the ef forts of both Dr. Love and Dr. E. M. Brown the man grew worse and death re sulted this morning. .Mr. Johnson was 35 years of age and came here from California four years ago. When the Love-Johnson Whole-ale Grocery company was organized he was TEN KILLED IN HYCLONE FORT WORTH, Texas, April B.—Later reports show greater loss of life from the cyclone in Limestone county that was at first reported. The known dead number ten and over twenty are badly injured. Mos.t of the injured are negroes. The destruction of live stock was great. Twenty bouses at Prairie Grove were blown to pieces- BODY LOCATED AFTER FORTY YEARS SEARCH David Dowden, of this city, after a ■earcb covering forty yean, succeeded yes terday in locating the last resting place of bii brother, Andrei* Dowden, who was killed in the ci\il war during Sherman s nareb to the lea. The long sought in formation came in the ihape of a letter from J. A. C'ommerfield, superintendent of the National cemetery hi Marietta, Ga., saying that the body of his brother rests there. It was during the engagement that jrrested ktianta from th« Oanfedcncy tliiit Andrew Dowden wai shot. Ha fell in the hcii: vi battle pierced by a d0p7.11 liullPts, , few second* later David Dowden fell with h bu&et in hi.- leg. Thinking only ol lii> brother, David The Tacoma Times. iitiese army has crowed the Valu and that a ckirmish has occurred with Ruwlan tioo|is at Tntungknu. General Kuropalkin has finished his inspection of the New chwang jiarrison. Ten thousand reinforce- niciiis are due In Newchwang tomorrow, while fifteen thousand are within ten days' march. The Russians now claim to have four hundred thousand troops in Man chin ia, which they claim is more than enough to outflank any Japanese force that' will advance. General W ogaek has succeeded (General Krondovitch in command at Newchwang. ST. PETERSBURG, April I.—The gov ernment has ordered a large number of armored automobiles for use in Man churia. An edict was published today in which the czar directs that the staffs of the Baltic fleet be brought' up to full strength at once. The czar has also or dered the immediate mobilization of the marine and naval reserves. Employes of technical establishments and those now engaged as volunteers with the Russian eat amount OSVat from China and Japan, those countries furnishing cargoes to the i value of $964,681 during the. month of March alone. In the coastwise trade Tacoma shipped 5,903,000 feel of lumber during the month, 01,909 tons ot' coal, 88,600 bushels of uiie.it and 10,280 barrels of Hour. The largest items of export, were 220,809 barrels of barley, 61.832 barrels of flour. -28,182 Urns of nails, 15,539 bails of wire and 11,477,042 feet of lumber. During the same month there was 08 deep sea arrivals of a total tonnage of 79,112 tons; there was 75 departures regis tered at a total of 71,746 tons. The inward bound ships brought 21!.4.»l tons or about one-third of their registered tonnage, while the outward bound ships took 116.86S tons or over one-third more than their registered tonnage. made secretary and treasurer, which posi tion he held until the first of this year when he was made vice president of the establishment. Mr. Johnson whs a thor ough business man and aided materially m bringing the Love-Johnson company up to the prosperous condition it enjoys at the present time. The deceased enjoyed a wide acquaint ance in this city mid was looked upon as one of Taeoma's most enterprising joung business men. The funeral will occur at the residence tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock. Burial will be made in the Tacoma cemetery. Deceased leaves a father, mother, broth er and a sister. picked up Andrew's body and attempted to carry it from the field, but his (strength failed him and he fell to the ground un conscious. When he came to his senses again he found himself in an army ln^ pital. After being dismissed from the hospital Mr. Dowden endeavored to find what had been done with the remain- of his brother, but nothing definite wa* learn ed until yesterday. SEATTLE FORGER CAPTURED HERE Joe. H. Bronlette was arrested ycter day afternoon in the Warwick pool-rooms by Detectives Eaaaon of Seattle and Uoran of the local police force, for having panned numerous worthless checks on Seattle sa loon keepers. lie will be charged with ob taining money under false pretences aj all of the checks that he passed were signed with his own name and drawn on the Dexter llorton bank. The checks 10 far presented at the bank total $160. Whan Broulette was arrested be made a complete confession to the detectivi took him to Seattle last evening. MORTALITY NOTES The funeral nf W. H. Oribbie wai held thi>: afternoon at Roberta' chapel, 1 was in the T.icoma cemetery. Funeral 01 lira. Arthur Berlin* wai held at - o'clock thi>. afternoon a| M. II inger'i chape] on Tacoma avenue, i' ■ v\a.-, in the Ta( Vrr. TACOMA, WASH., SATURDAY EVENING, APRIL 9, 1904 fleet only are exempt. BTi PBTEHBBUHO, April 9.-It has been ascertained that forty Wanhipt are ready to assemble at Knmstadt (iull, Fin land, on the 17th for equipment. Captain Kudghiske, naval specialist, made a report to the car urging thai vessels be dispatched to the Far Ku-st by the northeast passage, thus saving two months' time. Taking this route they will pa*s through the Baltic to the north of Russia, through Behring Straits and down through the Pacific. MORTGAGE COMPANY WINS CASE IN COURT The suit of the Philadelphia Mortgage & Trait company against Charles T. Peter ! son occupied the attention of Judge Sncll yesterday and part of today. The suit In volves a two-story building, occupying lots 6 and 7, block 1304. The property is In the hands of Mr. Peterson by assignment. When the property WU turned over to Mr. Peterson it was agreed that so long THE FLOODS IN THE EAST MATCH FACTORY CASE ORDERED BACK TO JUDGE SNELL'S COURT The match factory case has been trans ferred from Judge ton's department to thut of Judge Suell. In the first place the action was commenced before Judge Snell but he characterized the whole thing m a fraud and denounced the concern In plain terras. Hi« opinion was published nil over the United States. The suit was then transferred to Judge Huston's depart ment and he has dealt ii several body blows, 10 that the case has once more been transferred to department No. l, where it was commenced. The Match company has been endeavor ing to prevent the appointment of 1 re ceiver and was granted the li^'it by the supreme court to tile a luperaedeaa bond MONEY NOT MADE BY UNCLE SAM SEATTLE, April 9.— counterfeit 10 --cent iii< ' •■ lias been lidded to the list of spurious coins which have been shipped into this country from China, and although but a few have been discovered in this city as yet, it i« probable that there are many in circulation. The coin, which was unearthed by Captain B. \V. Bell, of the United State* secret service, in one of the best counterfeits ever made. The only difference which can be distinguished between it and a genuine dime 11 that In the bad coin the letering iv a trifle dim mer than on the inone.v of ' 'nele Sam's mint, niiil (hat the coin in di»hed some- as it was kept up •lul't-enfcd the mortgapc would not be ' fori'MosWti,;" Thwi agreement is said to have l>een,i(|i*ored"and. tin M»rt gage & Trust eompanj'llww sued: to fore close their claim a'jt:iiiv«t the properly. Mr. Peterson and his altoVn«yg contended that the statute of limilatmiui prevented a trial of the case, but the court ruled adversely. Yesterday theeomjiAny was given judg ment for ijiSO.OOfi. fjlheVcase will be ap pealed. ACCIDENT lIfsUBANCE COMPA^TY IS SUED Action has been bright• in the 'federal court by John>Kt;e£cAuMt the Continental Casualty company, t*siuse;the eompnny refuses to honor his"j»«tkiy. , The plaintiff alleges that-he tookiJDut an "accident In surance policy and un November 11, 190.1, his armwwarg r injured t» Such Jan etxcnt as to result in amputMtini The company re fused to' make a Wttliiicnt fand he now asks for damages to (Ih- extent of the face value of the policy, *2,500, and interest from March 3, 1001, i IMPROVING THE SOLDIERS 1 QUARTERS ■ •_■«■.- .: ,v i VANCOUVER, A f>rilß—Much money Is I being spent by. the United' States govern meii in improving Vancouver' barracks. Two gunsheds are now tender met ion and about completed, tlieir cost being over $20,000. £ Oilier buildings being erected and Hearing completion Br*<i' hospital to cost $57,000, built i by : Lister A Nott, of Ta coma; one artillery, barracks; two double infantry barracks;.:. on« ? bachelor officers* quarters; one guardhouie,; and two work shops, at an aggrej?ate*«ost of about $250, which ejected Frank Cole, who was ap pointed by .Judge Huston in the cane of W. 11. - Kerwih and ofhera against the Washington Match Factory. Since that time another suit bM been commenced by 11. I). Campbell and other* against ttic Match company and Judge Huston afi point'ed Sheriff Denholmns receiver. lie has resigned, .mil this morning Judge Rnell appointed Il'. 11. .Mini:, to succeed him. In the interim between .the acceptance of the nu)>ersedea» bond and dismiexing Frank ole, it i* naid that the office furniture dis appeared from the Swell company's build ing and the utotkho^lerit in determined that' the Match rmn'jpauy will not again be allowed to have control ii they can possibly help it. . what, an if the die had struck If to* heavily. As far.'an the Actual value of the counterfeit in metl i- concerned, it contains practically the.' (ante woinht of silver us good inonej-. ' The average lay man, if he was not familiar with the de fects of i lie coin, nine' times out" of ten would swear that it «'«h all right. CITY NEED NOT ASK FOR BIDS SK \TTI.K. April P. Judge Bell in the Superior court yesterday.morning held that tlie mayor and council of 11 city or town liaa a legal riirlil to %ign 'cuntructx for the liglitin of titrcetH without advertising for | bid*. Thin point w»» ra!*ed in » case - t>ui!i by Brifaan & Eoaka, <>f Ta coma. , It is expected that the improvement* contemplated will: aggregate $1,000,000. When they arc completed Vancouver bar racks will be the most comfortable and best arranged of any in the country. BRITISH LOST FOUR IN BATTLE LONDON, April 9.—A British force pro ceeding against Okpotos of Nigeria en countered a force of (he enemy and I battte I'iiMicd in - which the British loot four killed and forty-eight injured. The British fund the head of an English officer who had been murdered. WILL NOT CONSIDER A. U. MILLS' NAME A. V. Mills' name has frci|ucntly been mentioned tka pM( wick uh the next, lOinniissioner of public works. To several of nix intimate Iricmls Mr. Mills tin* slMlcd that he is not MlUllg the position and does not want it. At present lie is connected with the NwthWMt Brldgt com- ) >.lll\ .mil if Air. Mills should take a inuni ripiil olliic. Ins eoiupany would be barred from working on city contracts. The Northwest Undue company already holds sevci.il city contracts ami for that renson it w not it all likel ythat Mr. Mills will be the next commissioner of public works, so his friends state. brought by E. L, Tanner, a taxpayer of the town of Auburn, to restrain the mayor and council from carrying out a contract that they had frigned with the I'uget, Sound Electric company last May to furnish the lighting for the streets. As soon as the council paused a resolution giving tlie mayor authority to contract for lighting this agreement was entered Into, no call tor bids wan made nor were any persons invited to compete. On the ground that I lie rates charged in the contract were exorbitant, T;iiinci asked the court to restrain the m.iyoi from let ting this contract privately, on the ground that it would cause an unnecessary in crease in his taxes. Judge Bell held that the statute which provides that munici palities cannot let any contracts for work of more than $100 without calling for bids and accepting that of the lowest bidder was not' comprehensive enough to cover electric light contracts. The point hat) never before been railed in this country. SALOONIST WAS NOT RESPONSIBLE SEATTLE, -April 9.-A verdict for the defendant! was rendered yesterday in the superior court in an action for damage* brought by Corincah A. Stanley against Collier IlroH., saloonkeepers, on arcount of the death of her bneband. Stanley, com mitted guicide while in a lit of delirium tie- Inrllß. The widow claimed that the lalooo of Collier Brotliern was the one frequented by her husband, arid >-li<? brought' her action under the law which holds that na looukeepen are liable in damage* for any injury done by intoxicated perHons, whone intoxication wan caused by drinking liquort in their resorte. It took the jury twenty-four Lour* to agree upon a Tfrdict. ARIZONA BAD MAN THREATENS - THE LIEE OF PRESIDENT CHEEK \K\V YORK, April. o.—Armed •'. 1,, the teeth, James W. floodinan,', of ; Arloznn, came down town lhi» morning with W. C. Green,, president of 1 tie Green Consoli dated Copper company,. mid nfter along wrnnglo on the street threatened to-kill Qrttn. The police ■were called and arrived M. E. MINISTER IS ASPHYXIATED NEW YORK, April 0.-Rev.' Joseph S. Long, Hged 70 yearn, a member!: of: tinl .Methodist conference now in scwion - here, was asphyxiated by gan In Ul apartment in the Miller hotel hint . night. He was found dead this morning with one of Mm gaR jets partly open. GROCERS SOCIAL WAS BIG SUCCESS Members "of the' Taconu Retail Grocer*' Protective association held their third an mini entertainment 'at ICa^lo«*' hall' laaj night. About 810 panOßi were present. At the conclusion of. the program refresh ments were served " and following! the re freshmenU a dance program of twelve numbers wag given.V ' Preaidenl .1. H. McDonald and otlior prominent membcri of the asiociatian wara pretest, The credit for mnkitig the social a luoeata is givan to the wivee of the mem ben «f i lie iMociation, 'I'lie next, big event to lie icl.ln'atcd by (lie grocen ik the annual picnic, ,1. 11. McDonald. 0. Rbart, C, 11. Plom, .1. A. Bproule and <.'. Jl, Buelow «ili n° GOGHRAN FLAYS SECRETARY HITCHCOCK IN THE SENATE WASHINGTON, April 9.—Lnv«e crowds were attracted to : the gnllerlet of. the' house today by the previous announce* merit that Uotirke Cochran, the Now York Tnmmany orator, would talk on his reso lution culling on judiciary committee ■to investigate the right of the secretary of the interior to issue the recent-pension order. As he arose ho was received with npplauße from both sides. 1 It was his de sire, ha Mid, simply to vindicate the dig nity of the house.'Ho wanted to see generous provision made for the old sol diers in their declining years, but wanted MISSING MAN IS FOUND DEAD IN HIS ROOM THIS MORNING 11. C. Hater was found dead this morn ing in his room at the Chatham hotel, 17U3 Jefferson avenue. B«k*r hud not been ■MB for eoveral days about' the hotel and it was thought that posnibly he had left town. This morning Charles \ Itiunbucli, proprietor of the hotel, went to the room occupied by Baker and knocked on the door, but received no response, lie then proceeded to remove the door, 1 after which be and a brother-in-law entered, only to find their roomer lying upon the floor cold iii death. How long he had been dead is not known. , ■■:■■; Mr. li.irnliiicli immediately notified De puty Coroner liillinger, who went down TRAIN REFUSED TO GO AHEAD SIOUX (TIT. April 0. ].",,r twenty hours a Great Northern passenger train v\,ih imbedded is kuow in a cut near McLean, Neb., while green fields were showing around. It' ii the belief that the train balked at four feet of wet «now packed bard. A Milwaukee '"' St. Paul paaaengsr train was abandoned in a drift near Lane, South Dakota. Slock Ii suf fering greatly. HER BEAUTY FAILED HER DES MOINKB, April After a heated discussion the senate lliU morning voted PLEIADES HAS MILK FOR THE JAPS The cars of condensed mi!!: en route fo the Orient were delayed in the wa*h out* iii Montana. On this account the big •toamtbip Pleaidcs m heH over < here three days awaiting their rival • The milk arrived this morning and fa being] Independent in All Things 26 CENTS PER MONTH just in time to prevent Ooodraan'nxing his revolver. • Goodman mv placed under ar rest fid locked lip. •'. Two ' thirty-dght caliber revolvers!, were., taken ; from * him. The .nature •of \ the, dispute', i» mot known" but' ii i* supposed to have related to «om« mining; claim*. J All f Goodman ■ would »njr mi-, that Green had done'him-dirt. a*'delegate* to Stan Franvwro to attend the National ■ 'Amociation.? of Retail " Grocers, which! convenes .therefrom ■ May '2 to 8. 'I'lic wives iii the delegata;will accompany/ them. ' .Washington " will. probably .'■ have one of the large** delegations at the con vention.* ' FREIGHTER ARRIVES " FROM OLD WORLD Tho big liritixli ;' freighter -'.'Agamemnon ' li.i" arrived from; Europe by ;way of too :.;' Orient. '$. The 'Agamemnon V left•; Liverpool January 8 tad had on' uneventful voyagw, ■, calling at the Oriental port* of Hongkong.*!* Nagasaki, Robe and Yokohama.' She Nailed March 10 from the latter, V.JNo war. ve»*els of ■ any i description ! wore ". encountered |In Oriental waters, »nd Captain ' Day,! nay* to V outward appearances iYokohama, a the laHt i/i port made in Japan, "■■> giving little heed *£'< vi the conflict B°'ig on" between thai n>nn-»' try and' Russia.; , ' ' '"' ('rousing the Pacific ;no vessels were •' sighted by . the Agamemnon.',,- She"reached*:; Victoria ■. Sunday,; and: dincharged ■ more jor :', 1 less"freight there and at Vancouver, i l«»v --ing the latter port yesterday! morning, she J -1 mude the' run to Port iWnmd ;In six i, hours'and twenty minutes, unusually, good " lime. '[ . •■ \ •,,,.-,. . The Ocean Steamship company, of Liver* pool,'own* the' Agamemnon. V She i.- a steel vessel, 444 feat . long, fifty-two * feet J nix inches beam, iiinl thirty-five feet nix inches depth of hold, having a dead weight carry ing capacity of 8,300,t0n5.' - ; ill! dona by 'congress and not! by any self/ j constituted '. authority. (Democratic :. ap« " plau ■ '.■;",<■;'•! 7:;' '•■.'.■'.; .'. V" jj ■•-;. ? v ;■■.;;• .; "1 f,, th is money ; is paid', on > such order ' what shadow of power ia left, the house?"* : said the speaker.. "The purse Is held by tin' constitution to be under the control of |!| congress. Thirty million*" taken' from ' Urn I treasury;, bj the. stroke ■of the pen of ail executive officer indicates that', wo are: at.,' the parting of the ways.". , lie advocated [ repudiation of the Hitch- ' cock order as a measure of safety, to the country, t which f sentiment i brought ; forth thundering Democratic applause. * and made on Investigation. lie found the man': lying;with the left tide .of hi M baa ' 4 on the floor in a pool of blood, v Hi* de-*•;. oision wag that' death was-due to the rup. tine of a blood teasel In the head. i-.':i:\ t Baker wat addicted to the use of ,il«o> \ hollo liquoi'H ! and > had j been ' on fa i. spree '■' most of the- time for the part"two inontha. He was a; plumber by trade ,and ; had 3 workt'd in Seattle ■ for a plumbing firm, ' acting in the capacity of laleunan part of I lie lime. He worked for a plumbing' firm on C.street after coming to Taooma. Baker was . about 58 years .of age. vHe : is said to have belonged 'to', the" plumbeii*'''* union in Heattle. ' ■ again*) granting a pardon to Mr». ; Sarah' Kuhn, a-beautiful young convict '.who; H serving a ■ life.',. sentence . [or Hi., , alleged murder of her. husband; The bouM Imd previously given*'an overwhelming vole: In favor of ■ pardon, She linn tetrad three years and lium just, turned twenty. Her supporters hold her guiltli Conviction wag due to her maintenance of IkiKons. QUEEN DEAD J'AKIS, April t, F0n.,1. ,).,lla of Bpaio died this moraiiif. SCRANTON, April 0.~-Tlie . father* of Btate Senator Hill and three other persona ■were burned to death this'morning by lire which destroyed'the senator's [Wdence. HOME, April D.—The pope in paring a list of all foreign candidates I (or lied Hats. He lias requeiited that all availabl* information be,sent him regarding 'Arch* bixhops Ryan, Ireland, Parley '. and ("ha pelle, loaded. The stenmfchip left for Seattle late this afternoon. '3@PpG The shipment - was consigned Vto Naga saki, .Japan. It will probably not be far out of tin- way to guess, thut dome, of the milk will find its way to the Japanese com" u:irt-iuy department.