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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.

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