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in Ail Things VOL. 1. No. 119 JAPANESE UNO A LARGE FORGE TO INVEST AND GAME PORT ARTHUR WASHINGTON. D. C, May 6. - The state department is officially advised of the landing of a large force of Japanese forty-live miles northeast of Port Arthur. They will invest the place. ST. PETERBBUBG, May o.—Japanese troopi landing at Pitzesewa have rut the land COinmnnicatiOßt with Port Arthur. TOKIO, May ti. Minister Hosoyn, de tailing the lending of Japanese troop* on the Lino Tung peninsula, in an official report says thnt the seventh division with torpedo boats and two transports arrived off Liao Tung on the morning of May oth, bombarded a number of the enemy's pa trols and landed a party of sailors who Waded ashore one thousand yards and took possession of a range of hills, planting their Hag without a shot. Three gunboats METHODIST CONFERENCE ROASTS THE LOS ANGELES CITI COUNCIL LOS ANGELES, May B.—The principal subject before this morning's session of the Methodist conference was a severe criticism of Hazard's pavilion and its poor Beating and acoustic properties, rronn'nent Methodists say the Los An sjeles city council promised if the confer ence was secured for this city thut ■ nem convention hall would be ready. A con vention hall committee was appointed but it never accomplished anything. Tlio morning was devoted to reports and the presentation of resolutions. Bishop Cyrus V. Pose presided. LOP ANGELES, May 6.—Bishop Mer rill, senior member of the episcopacy, re digued at this morning's session. C'hat taqua salute was given the bishop who is 79, and has been in the ministry oO years. The lir>t big debute in the general confer ence will take place Friday on a resolution recommending redistribution of annual conferences. Dr*. J, M. Buckley and T. B. Xeely will be the principal speakers. LOS ANGELES, May 6.-A discussion of the race problem was precipitated In the Methodist general conference yester day. Dr. Geo. Elliott, of Detroit, presented a memorial in which lip stated that the episcopacy should consider the advisability of electing a colored bishop. He be lieved tins was necessary if the church desired to hold the 300,000 colored mem bers. They ought to be given a leader whom they understand and who under stands them, he continued. ('has. 1\ McClelland., of New York, spoke in opposition to Dr. Elliott's reso lution, raying, "that if the orisiah ad been reached between the church and its colored membership it was on account of fart eueh resolutions at the one Dr. Elliott presented." Dr. McClelland thought the race question had been brought before the conference entirely too much and he hoped that the present conference would. see an end to the subject for awhile. He ■was willing to see any man given episco TURNER WOULD MAKE A STRONG RUNNING MATE SPOKAXE. May 6.—Former United Btatea Senator George Turner of Spokane, who was endorsed tor vice-president by tke Democratic state oonveation at Oiynipia yesterday, is an iiK-.»l candidate, lie ii an able lawyer and a conservative statei man. and liis profound knowledge of the constitutional law was recognised by Presi ded Rooseveli by appointment to the Alaskan boundary commission. His kind ly feeling toward all men and his wide capabilities have made Judge Turner one of the -tiinij; men oi the West, and he i» not unknown in the East, This candidate for the vice presidency lias a distinct personality. Althought ."i4 year- old, Ins hair is not vet tinged with gray, and he stands M elect as a man of 25. Hi* genial spirit and universal cour tesy marks him for popularity and his dignity is tempered with a genuine wnse of humor, .Indue Tinner wai l»'i n in Missouri, lie had hiH early school training in the tradi tional br'i school in the little burg of Xdina. The town cannot he found on the map. Perhaps this tact is responsible for the migration of the young man when he became a full-fledged lawyer to Mobile, and latei to Montgomery, Ala., where be remained from 1868 until INS 4. practicing law. Fn 1K74 he was appointed bj '■ << •"•a] Giant I'nited si.uc marsbaj for the The Tacoma Times. were employed to distract the enemy'- at tention, killing several of them. Tin first fleet of transport! iseing ihe flag on the hill begi.n landing men al 8 o'clock that night, ihe troopi \\«iling ashore until piers were erected. LONDON, May o.— The apparent object of the Japanese in landing at Liao Tung peninsula is to duplicate the movi of General Bhafter at Santiago and attack Port Arthur with heavy forces from the rear. Port Adam* is on a narrow inlet on the west coast of the peninsula, while Pitieawo is on the east side. Bach Form the base of an angle of a triangle of which Port Arthur is the apex. CONSTANTINOPLE, May B.—Accord ing to the news service which the mikado li;i n ordered sent to the sidlnn, Admiral Togo attended a meeting ol the war coun. pal honors when he should merit such hon ors, regardless of color. The quadriennlal address read by Bishop Cyrus I). Pom reviewed the records of the) church for the past four year* and set be-1 fore the conference many problems which the church is facing. The report showed that the ,'iT*ent membership of the church is 8,031,918, an increase of 138,026 in the las; foury ejm. • ■ 'The Twentieth Century Tharilsoffpring movement was shown to have brought •30,000,000 into the treasury of the church for the work of education, philanthrophy and debt paying. In the course of the address warnings were given against current evils. A recom mend whs made that a new chapter on amusements be added to the church dis cipline. The chapter ii to take the place of paragraph 248 of the Methodist disci pline. The following officers of the various standing committees of the conference have been chosen: Committee on book concerns—J. W. Bashford, chairman; J. A. Patton, secre tary. Education—E. D. TSridgam, chairman; George Keiper, secretary. Itinerary—S. P. Upham, chairman; P. H. Smith, secretary. Episcopacy—J. M, Buckley, chairman; W. E. Oowen, secretary. Epworth League—Matt S. Hughes, chair man: Irving G. Perm, secretary. Church Extension—A. G. Kynett, chair man; Charles P. McClelland, secretary. Revision—Charles .T. Little, chairman; J. T. Jacobs, secretary; G. M. Hughes, assistant secretary. Sunday School— H. Boyle, chairman; C. A. Lisle, secretary; G. A. Steams, as sistant secretary. State of the Church—A. M. King, chair man; P. 0. Clippenger, secretary. Temperance—H. H. W. Cross, chair man; W. B. Anderson, secretary. Freednieii's Aid —W, T. Higgins, chair man; G. £. Loving, secretary. Missions—Samuel Hamilton, chairman, rom every direction. ; district of Alabama, with headquarters in Montgomery. President Arthur, in 1884, recognizing Mr. Turner's remarkable lega.l talent, ap pointed him associate justice in Washing ton Territory. He resigned his judicial office after three year*, and began the practice of law in Spokane, where he still resides. He hai a handsome borne on^the hillside, where be lives with hi* law books and all that is good in literature and works of art. Judge Turner was B member of Mi» con stitutional convention thai in 1880 gave ■tatehood to Washington. In Ifareh, 18H7, lie was eleoted to a six-year term in the United Btatei senate to succeed Watson C. S(|iiiip. Mr. Turner was then a rabid free lilrer advocate and hiK election was brought ahum by a combination oi free silver Republicans and dissatisfied Demo crats, assisted, it is said, by f<>me Social ists. While serving in the senate he gen erally affiliated with the Democrats, with which party ha has ever ,inee l>een prom inently identified. Judge Turner's interests are being ad vanced all along the line and with especial zeal in Washington and Iduho, where Sen ator Duboii hag taken charge of the boom, and in Colorado, where Senator Teller openly endorse* Judge Turner for vice president Oregon and Nevada are itrong tor the ex-senator also. ■ TACOMA, WASH., FRIDAY EVENING, MAY 6, 1804 eil at Tokio Thursday, leaving the Port ■ Arthur Hi 11 aboard a 35knot destroyer which curried him to Nagasaki where .i special train took him to Tokio. At the meeting of the war council hr assured (he Authorities thai the Russian ■ fleet was unable to interfere with the Jap anese landing on Liao Tung peninsula. LONDON, Slay (1 The Central NYw* Tokio agency states thai General Kuroki says he has occupied Tang Kang Cheng, MINE OF HONEY IN A MOUNTAIN CAVE Los Angeles. Cal., May 6. — Two | prospectors in the mountains north of El Toro have had a most exciting, painful but profitable experience. While attempting to return to their camp from a canyon which they had been exploring they were overtaken I by night and a heavy rainstorm at the same time. Noticing a crevice or narrow-mouthed cave in the Bide of the canyon, a few feet up its side, they clambered up to that point and enter ing spread their blankets and passed I the night therein. They were awakened In the early ■ morning by a vociferous buzzing about j their ears and discovered that they were surrounded by thousands of bees which, Boor as they began to stir, at lacked them vietotiHly. Thry flrti from the cave and escaped their tor mentors by throwing themselves into the water of a little stream which flows through the canyon but they had been stung hundreds of times and soon became quite ill from the effects of the poison. After recovering they returned to the canyon to investigate and they saw UNCLE SAM AFTER THE "LOCO" WEED Butte, Mont., May 0. —Uncle Sam is preparing to make war upon the 'loco" weed, which has driven so many cat tle and horses crazy all through the weet, and particularly on the high plateaus of Montana, for many years. The "loco" weed is so called from Its effects upon animals which browse upon it, the Spanish word "loco" be ing the synonym of the English word "crazy." The worst feature of the weed is that it is particularly palatable to its victims. When cattle and horses find it they eat it greedily, never appear ing to get enough. Instead of nourish ing them it makes them become poor In flesh and in a short time the pois onous properties of the weed causes them to become crazy. Under the In fluence of the weed the most docile animal will run about wildly, .become enraged and viciously attack any per son who tries to assist it. An animal maddened by the weed is considered most dangerous, as its bite produces an effect similar to the hydrophobia resulting from the bite of a mad don. The government, in reapobM to con tinued reqtiosts from stookmrn nf the west, has determined to investigate the weed and if an effective way to midway between Ajfitung and Feng Huang Chang. ! LONDON", May'^.-Dispatches this nf ternoon announce t»<nl the Japanese have occupied the hills on the road to Feng iliitng Cheng without Bring a shot. Hi-J.id ' *iin I, m ' LONDON. Max <: A Si Petersburg dis patch gives the coct of Ihe wor for the first five months up to June 1 an a hun dred and a quarter), millions. After June Ist the estimated mom lily cost will be three and hull' millions for tlie navy, and during (he sunny hours of the day a constant stream of, bees —millions of them passing in and out of the cave and they came to th« conclusion that there was a honey tnine In the moun tain. They procured fe large quantity of brimstone arfd an abundance of In flammable material, and one night they filled the mouth of the cavern with the fuel nnci-4wlinstonu and set fire to the mass. The next day no !><■€•« cume forth, so they rightly Judg ed that they had destroyed them, and they filtered the eljjve to secure the plunder. About 100 feet back in the cavern they cam* to the honey. It hung in great sheets of well comb and they filled the tubs and nails ivhii ;>.oy Vought and still the eral fxipa to remove all the hone; when ii was all gathered and brought to town It was weighed and marketed They had taken from their mine 5,785 lX)uud« of sweetness. The men said that there was not less than ten bush els of bees on the floor of the cavern when they entered after burning the brimstone. extinguish It can be devised will make war upon it. 1 ■ Rodney H. True,* physiologist of the agricultural department at Washing ton, is now exploring the ground in Montana and investigating the char acter of the weed. The government wants some experiments made to de termine, if possibly, the poisonous or injurious properties of the weed, in the endeavor to ascertain if it cannot be eradicated. "Some experiments In this direction have been made before," said Mr. True, "but so far we have been unable to isolate any foreign sub stance that appears to be injurious. The weed affects horses more than it does cattle and the annual losses to stockmen from this source are con siderable." ";. Sfl Professor True will make most of his investigations in the neighborhood of Bozeman, where the weed grows ; abundantly and wht»re mad horses are frequently seen ! Honing about the plains. Many vahiable animals have had to be shot By ;the stockmen of this state to prevent them from bit- | ing other animals And communicating i the craze. The -'loco" weed Itself I often produces death through nervous I tension and wasting flesh. i fifteen millions for th« army, making a I" tal for the year closing January Ist next of two hundred and fifty-four and I half million dollars. The new loan to be float ed in Paris next week will , probably amount to one hundred »nd sixty million* and will he in the nature of treasury five $er ceiSt bond*. When live war begun Russia had two hundred millions gold to its credit. LONDON, May fl. — liter's Tokio Agency wires that a report ha* been re ceived from General Kuroki stating that in the retreeet Sunday a large body of Eta* siaiis mistook a smaller body of their countrymen for Japanese find attacked them with great fury. One hundred and eighty were killed and wounded. LONDON, May C—The Centra] News. St. Petersburg correspondent reports that the Japanese have landed in force at two points in the vicinity of Port Arthur, Pisccwo and Port Adam*. The two places are on opposite sides of Kwang Tung pen insula. The forces were landed only twenty miltn apart. WASH I'TON, May 8.-The Japanese legation has a Tokio diipatch Haying that General Kuroki reports on May .'lid that mounted scout* after a severe hand to hand tight near Feng Huang Cheng drove back the Ruitiani, Captured officers say that the only bodies of Russians which retreated in order on M,r\ 1 were five or »lx infantry battalion! and two artillery companies. Two hun dred or more Russians «ho were killed and wounded were found left on the field. LONDON, May fl—Russian official re ports of Japanese landing received thin evening Matt that ten thousand of tho cnrmr ln«<?»w( on I iii, Tuna ;>»>ii>i..-.;!.i May 6t)i near Bydaivon coming from forty trans ports. 'Die Russians retired. One col umn of the Japanese was sent to the west ward and another to the Houthwcst. HANGED AT WALLA WALLA WALLA WAI.I. May O.—C. K. Cham poux, who followed Lottie Brace, a variety linger, from Dawson, mortally (tabbed her in the brain in a Seattle concert hull, was hanged in the penitentiary this morning. This wan the fint penitentiary execution under the new state law. TWENTY LOST THEIR LIVES DALLAS, May 6.-The lons of life in la*t night's tornado in northwestern Texas in estimated at -ii. The crippled condi tion of tlit- wires prevents accuracy in de tails. SHOOTS HIMSELF ST. LOUIS May 8. Paul Moore, a well known newspaper man, xuicided on h itreel car this morning by shooting himself. The car wan crowded. Moore* blood and brains were (pattered on the paattngeri, Despondency, Faflina eyesight and loss of ■none] were the causes. ASHTON NAMED FOR NATIONAL DELEGATE Pierce County Republican Convention Endorses Theodore Roosevelt, Senator Foster and Congressman Cushman-Flght Over County Offices Tlio I'it'lTo MOnty R«|«iil>liriui ('iinvciitinii did not make a record tor promptneef this morning. The time for opening the fl<"v Million had passed nearly an hour when Chairman O. W. 11. Davis of the Repub lican county committee stepped to the platform * and called the convention to order. . . •I. C. Taylor, of Orting, wan unanimously elected temporary chairman. Ho was es corted to the chair by R, K. Cuahman and John T. Redmond. In liU address to the convention Mr. Taylor said: "I Imil tho lionor i.mii- jreare bro of lieinK chairman of the Pi«rce county con- ventlon which endorsed the candidacy of William McKinley to succeed himself, I now consider it as great in honor to be made chairman of the convention that will endorse Theodore Roosevelt as the chief executive of this nation. "It is the duty of this body to elect delegates to the coining state convention who will, adequately represent Pierce county, and who will stand solid in favor of returning Senator AdilllOn Q. Foster to the United Slates senate and the Hon. arable Francis W. Cu'iliniun to the house of . rcp.jt;cacnlatiEfi«-!i; >«..*-. ....... «3 A. IT. llniiio of Puyallup was chosen secretary ami W. A. Stewart and G. W. Tiirnhiill. assistant secretaries.'■•■■x. - After the appointment of the following committees the convention adjourned un til l o'clock i . , Committee on credentials— U. 0. Row land 30th district, chairman; John L. Murray, Nth dibtncl; B. F. afeKtnri*, 27th district; J. ]!. Carlton, 2Rth district; lien Olaoa, 20th diatfiet, Committee on platform Ralph Matoall^ chairman, 96th di*triot; K. K. Urchin, 25t,h district) N T. H. Paar, Wth dt»triot| A. L. \ii|'lie, 'J«lh diFtiiet; J, W, Airi.it.on, 29th ctlHI lift. (diiimil lr<> nil rulei of order of liuninfKH and permanent organization—Jegue 11, Read, ohalrman, 27th district; Walter Mc- Neil, 25th district; Lyon Lay, 26th din trict; Homer Crocker, 18th district; T. F. Cowgill, 201 li district. . Committee to nominate eight delegate* at large—o. H. Burnett, clialrraan, 20th district; -1. B. ('lift, 26tU district; J. W. Clow, 27tn district; T. J. Bell, IKb dis trict, and W. 1\ Halfpenny, 20th district. The convention did not g«t down to buiincu again until - o'clock. The committee on rules, organization and order of business recommended that the temporary organization be made perman ent; that the nomination* be made in the following order: Delegates to national convention; three superior court judges; county officers. That there be no nominating apceche*; that all balloting be by i ■!] call, the chair man of each delegation announcing the result. The committee on credential* recom mended the testing of delegate* as certified by the returns. The contest* in Sleila cooin and in the -Second and Third pre^ clncti of the Fourth ward were amicably willed In the committee meeting, The committee on platform 'submitted the following report: 'I lii- convention instructs its delegates to the Republican state convention to m- One Cent 96 CENTS PBB MONTH cure th« rcnoininatfon : of .'. Francis>. W. Cuahnun to congres*. ;.. The legislative d«legntk>n from Pierce county in instructed to secure the r*> election of Addison O. Fonter to the I'niled StalcH ntfnate. The nominee of this convention for - delegate to ' th« na(£*ial >. Republican con* vention In instructed • to t vote * for the &•" nomination ■ of lion, Theodore Roosevelt first, last and nil the time.- ; < It is always the policy of-the Republi ran party to protect the interest* of labor.; Legislation" along. the' line* urged by. the : state federation • of' labor, in.' heartily ap proved by thi* convention. ><£' We favor the repeal of the present road': law. • * • ' ( Sonfreaaman Cuehnian w»s called for afl ter tinl adoption of the platform and when he appeared was given an ovation such ai few have ever ■ received 'in a gathering of that kind. His v Word* wen' brief.' IT« . thanked the; Republicans • for their sup port,' . oounsvird , harmony " and urged j the ■ support of the administration. 1 At the conclusion of CongreoaitMll Cunli man's addreea the convention proceeded to ballot for delegate to^tha national..Re<* pubTitVain7 convention; '■" "xnerc Bn>n'bur tvw candidates,' Gen. I. "M. A-hton and George U. Handle. The re«ult of the roll cull wag as follows: Aehton, 378; -Handle, 325. '/' ■■■ ;: \l Gen, Aehton wag declared' elected by a majority of M,' At the announcement of the result there were calls from all over . the house for "Ashton" and the general was obliged to say.' a far words in spite '• of the fact that ' tin- committee on rules ' had stated that gpeeches must be cut out., ■The convention then took a reoess'for an '' hour to allow the delegations to nominate members of the • legislature and , ten dele- • gate* to the state convention .from each ; distriot.: ; . v Before the work of thu convention i« over several lively contests ■will be ««ttled. J Last night it wag gupponed that the slate ; had been put up at the Donelly hotel ' which would go through without a; hitch, j This morning, liowavcr, things were changed, :.;:.■■';•' i*r. /■ .; ,;; ' /.•' ,", A contest developed over the office.. of j sheriff and it was hard to guess which of the two leading . candidates, : , Deuholm; or ■* Morris, would win. ' A fight Whs also put It up on 1 procecutiag attorney that was not • * looked for. As for the,other county of (ices nobody would hazard even i gueaa. , F. C. ROHKUTSON. S|)«ltane, Wash., May «. —K. C. Rob •rtaon of Spokane hag written an open to Qovernor Peabody of Colo rado denouncing the leUcr'H con ace to the .strike in that state. Robertaon defended the striking min era of th>' Coeur d'Alenea of Idaho several years ago.