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THE MORNING NSWfI.
Established 1860. - Incorporated IWW
J. H. ESTILL, President.
TWO BRAVE MEN
BOTH lost their lives.
j A HV>ESE ADMIRAL DULY RE
CORDS THEIR GALLANTRY.
R'nrtn Tribute Paid to a. Commander
and a Boatswain—Boat strain AVna
About to Light tile Magmlne
Aboard One of the Merchant
steamers When a Torpedo Struck
the Ship, Killing Him—The Com
mander Wm Struck by a Shell
EVENTS IN THE EAST.
Japanese report upon their losses
In the fighting at Chong Ju, show
ing five killed and thirteen wound
ed. They attribute quite as great
a loss to the Russians. The Rus
sians declare that the Japanese, in
this skirmish, lost forty killed and
American and British flags,
which were lowered by Russians
at New Chwang, will be raised
again. Protest was made.
Japanese coasting steamer made
a fatal error in mistaking the Rus
sian for the Japanese fleet. She
was sunk, and nearly all of her
passengers and crew were made
Japanese insist that they were
partially successful in their last
effort to bottle up the Russian fleet
in Port Arthur harbor. The pas
sage is now said to be difficult.
Admiral Togo makes a special
report, commending a captain and
boatswain for heroism shown in the
last action oft Port Arthur.
Tokio, March 29, Tuesday.—A warm
tribute to the courage of Commander
Hirose and a boatswain named Sugino
is paid by Vice Admiral Togo in his
official report of the second attempt to
bottle up Port Arthur. The Vice Ad
“Commander Hirose and Boatswain
Sugino, who were killed, displayed re
markable courage. Boatswain Sugino
was Just going down to light the mag
azine on the Pukui Maru -when the
ship was struck by an enemy’s tor
pedo, which killed him.
“Commander Hirose, after causing
his men to take to the boats, and not
finding Sugino, searched through the
ship throe times for him. Finding
his ship gradually going down, Com
mander Hirose was compelled to give
up the search and enter a boat. As
he was rowing away under the enemy’s
hot fire, a shell struck him on the
head. His head and part of his body
were blown away. Only a piece of
flesh in the boat was all that remained
of the brave officer’s body. Command
er Hirose Was always a model officer
and he leaves a meritorious example,
the memory of which will be everlast
BLOWN BY RUSSIANS.
St. Petersburg, March 30.—The Novoe
Vremya to-day executed a face about,
strongly supporting the idea of a Rus
so-British understanding, in an edi
torial entitled “The Blindness of Eng
land,” in which the paper argues that
the success of Japan would be more in
jurious to Great Britain than to any
other European nation and points to
the United States as the common rival
of both. It describes Japan as "Amer
ica's sharpshooter” and says:
“Remember what nation, in the per
son of the commander of one of its men
of war at Chemulpo, refused to Join in
the collective protest of the other for
eign commanders before the Japanese
destroyed the Variag and the Korietz.
Remember who alone among all did
not take on board the crews of our
perishing ships. To the honor of Eng
land, the ally of Japan, it was not her
representative, but the commander of
an American ship.
“The Americans wish to convert the
Pacific into an American Mediterran
ean. Would that be to the advantage
of England? Does England not under
stand in her blind policy and hatred to
ward Russia that she is turning this
ocean into an American Mediterran
ean? Sooner or later the European
countries will recognize that America
is their mutual enemy. Why should
not Russia and England, in view of
their possessions outside of Europe,
OF JAPANESE LOSS.
St. Petersburg, March 30. —A later
official dispatch from Gen. Mishtchenko
reports that op the authority of the ln
habitanta of Chong-Ju, Korea, the Ja
panese lost forty men killed, 100 men
wounded, and a number of horses, dur
ing the fighting there Monday. The
Japanese empoyed 500 Korean bearer*
to carry their wounded to AnJu.
Gen. Mishtchenko adds that Cap*
HiepanofT. who was among the Rus
sians wounded, died yesterday.
The above, which was dated March
39, was forwarded te >he Emperor to
day by Gen. Kuropetkih.
M#nul, March 90 —The Japanese ad
vance occupied Halju, ft adidas* 1 *
of Anju, March 37,
THE RUSSIAN MERCHANT STEAMER SUNGARI, AS IT LOOKED AFTER IIEIXG SUNK HY THE JAPANESE. IN THE DISTANCE ARE THE U. S. S. VICKSIIURG AND JAPANESE TRANS.
; PORTS. .
JAPS DO NOT ADMIT
THE RUSSIAN PROTEST.
Tokio, March 30. —The Russian gov
ernment, through the French minister
here, has lodged a protest with the Jap
anese government against the destruc
tion of the quarantine station at San
Shamtao during the fourth Japanese
attack on Port Arthur.
The protest is based on Article 25 of
The Hague International Peace Con
gress, a copy of which is submitted
Responding to the protest, Baron
Komura, Minister of Foreign Affairs,
informed the French minister that the
Japanese government had received no
report from Vice Admiral Togo con
cerning the destruction of the quaran
tine station, but whether the station
has been destroyed or not, the article
of The Hague convention related only
to land battles, the convention having
lef the question of naval bombard
Japanese military and naval officers
who are familiar with San Shamtao
declared that the quarantine station
there did not exist before the war.
SUNK BY THE RUSSIANS.
Che Foo, March 30.—The captain, an
oiler and one passenger of the Japa
nese coasting steamer Hanyei arrived
at Tang Chow this morning, and re
ported that the Hanyei had been fired
on and sunk by the Russian fleet near
the Miaotao Islands on the morning of
March 27. They also reported that the
remainder of the crew and passengers,
Chinese and Japanese, seventeen in
number, had been taken prisoners by
The captain of the Hanyei says he
mistook the Russian warships for the
Japanese fleet until he had approached
to within one mile of them. Then the
Russians boarded the Hanyei in small
boats and removed the passengers. The
captain, the oiler and one passenger
were in bed in the hold when the Rus
sians came aboard and were not taken
off. The Russians then sank the steam
er, and the three men clung to float
ing wreckage, until they were rescued
by Chinese fishermen.
The Hanyei was a small vessel.
JAPANESE REPORT ON
THE FIGHT AT CHONG JU.
London, March 30.—The Japanese le
gation here has received the following
official report from Tokio of the fight
ing between Japanese and Russian
forces at Chong Ju, Korea, Monday:
“On March 28 a portion of our cavalry
and infantry forces occupied Chong Ju
after defeating the enemy. The enemy,
who numbered about 600 men, retreated
in the direction of Wiju.
"Our casualties were Lieut. Kano
and four others killed: Capt. Kurokak
awa and twelve others wounded, of the
cavalry force. There were no casual
ties among our infantry.
“Two dead bodies were left by the
enemy on the field, but it is reported
that some seven or eight were killed
inside the town. These were promptly
carried off by the enemy, on horseback
or by ambulance. The Russians were
seen convoying in an ambulance two
dead men, apparently officers, and
bloodstained bandages were found
“The enemy must have sustained
losses at least equal to our own."
SAY THE CHANNEL WAS
Washington. March 30.—Information
has been received here from Tokio,
under date of March 30, to this effect:
“The Japanese fleet has been success
ful in attempting partially to close
the channel of Port Arthur. Four Jap
anese merchant vessels, escorted by
twelve destroyers and six first class
torpedo boats arrived at 3 a. m., March
2". The Japanese merchant vessels
successfully entered the channel In
side the lighthouse. Two were de
stroyed. sunk by Russian destroyers,
two of them by own explosives. Loss
in killed, two officers, two men. Loss
In wounded, one officer, eight men. No
casualties to Japanese torpedo vessel.
Very small gap In channel.”
In view of the Information received
here that it will be difficult for the
Russian ships to puss the channel,
should the cablegram from Tokio prove
to be accurate.
STARS AND STRIPES‘WILL
FLY AT NEW CHWANG.
New Ehwang. Tuesday, March 29.
Under a strong representation made by,
United Slate* Consul Henry H. Miller
that the civil administrator #ul Invad- j
ed neutral right* when he ordered the |
of tli# Amorimn Hug from ,
buildings belonging to American elll- I
, ,v*n though It we* don* through j
the 'apprehension that the flag we#,
Uleg**iy need by Chinese for the pur- j
nos. of resisting police lnep*t|on, the |
TjTii administrator he* preiro teed to
du y. end <n l""!"' torm ,h *j
Continued on Fifth f*l*
HEINZE MUST GO TO JAIL
IF HE DOES NOT PROMPTLY PAY
THE FINE IMPOSED.
Two of F. Augnstnn Heinxe’s Mine
Superintendents Were Also Fined
SI,OOO Knell—Charge Against All
Three Wait Contempt of Court.
They Had Refused Admission to
the Mine to the United State, liar,
shut and Federal Inspector..
Butte, Mont.. March 30. —F. Augus
tus Heinze, the Montana copper mag
nate, A. L. Frank, superintendent of
the Johnstown Mining Company, and
J. H. Trerise, superintendent of the
Ararus mine; Heinze properties, were
found guilty of contempt of court by
Judge Beatty in the United States
court to-day in the action brought by
the Butte and Boston Mining Com
pany against the defendants for en
tering the Michael Davitt Lode claim
and extracting therefrom valuable ore
on what is known as the Sonargite
Mr. Heinze was fined $20,000, while
Frank and Trerise were fined SI,OOO
each, the fines to be paid by 11 o’clock
to-morrow morning or the defendants
to be taken to Helena in custody of
tile United States marshal and confin
ed until the fines are paid.
Carlos Warfield, another defendant,
was found not guilty and was dis
The judgment applies only to the
first count against the defendants.
Judge Beatty’s reservation of the de
cision on two of the three counts on
which Heinze was charged with con
tempt in disobeying a former order of
the court that an inspection of the
Heinze mines be allowed in order to
permit of the survey of certain ore
veins, has the effect of keeping an im
prisonment sentence hanging over
Heinze. Judge Beatty announced,
however, that no imprisonment order
will be issued if the fine is paid, and
there is no further violation of the
The fines are an outcome of' the ar
rest of the defendants for refusing the
United States marshal and federal in
spectors admission to the mine.
NEGROES WANT TO RUN
NEGRO FOR PRESIDENT.
They Are to Call a Negro Conven
tion at St. bonis.
East St. Louis. 111.. March 30.—W.
T. Scott, a negro, has announced that
preparations have been completed for
a national convention for the nomina
tion of a negro candidate for President.
The convention will be held In St.
Louis July 6, the date set for the Na
tional Democratic Convention. The
name of the new party is the "Nation
al Civil Liberal Party,” and a platform
will be adopted, which Scott says will
call for government ownership of trans
portation facilities, and a pension list
for former slaves.
S. P. Mitchell of Memphis, Tenn., is
president of the organization, and I.
C. Walton of Washington, D. C., vice
THREE REPORTED AS
DROWNED IN MISSOURI.
Piedmont, Mo.. March 30.—Black river
has steadily risen during the last week
until to-day it reached twenty-two feet,
which is five feet higher than any pre
vious record. The country is inun
dated for miles.
It Is reported that Rodney Malloy, his
wife and their farm hunds, living four
mlies from here, have been drowned.
A wave six feet high struck a freight
train near Leeper, threw the train and
engine from the track and almost
drowned the crew before they could
swim to safety.
Iteccdlna In Mlrhtnen.
Grand Rapids, ■ Mich., March 30.
Grand river ha* gone down eighteen
inches during the past twenty-four
hours, and the greatest flood danger
and damage seem to have passed. As
the water recedes It Is seen that the
damage is fully as great as the maxi
mum estimate* mad* earlier.
DIABETES KILLED THE
WORLD’S FATTEST WOMAN.
New York. March 39.—Mr*. ChettA
cey Morgan, known as the fullest
woman In the world, died 10-d*y of
and label*#, ft be weighed 939 pound* ■
SAVANNAH. GA.. THURSDAY. MARCH 31. 1904.
IMPUTED MOTIVES THAT
BRYAN WOULDN’T ADMIT.
Farther Argument Made in the Ben
nett Will Cline.
New Haven, Conn., March 30. —Fur-
ther sensational Incidents marked the
second day's hearing on the appeal of
William J. Bryan from" the Probate
Court in the Superior Court to-day be
fore Judge Gager.
Former Judge Stoddard, counsel for
Mrs. Bennett, and Mr. Bryan, engaged
in a wordy war during the morning
session, and the court had to inter
vene. It followed immediately after
reference to the correspondence be
tween Mr. Bryan and Mr. Bennett had
been made by Judge Stoddard, in which
it was alleged that Mr. Bennett was
brought to the point of writing the
"sealed letter” by Mr. Bryan.
Judge Stoddard implied that Mr.
Bryan was withholding the contents,
and said: ‘‘lf this man insists upon
getting $50,000 from the widow by sup
pressing facts and showing that these
letters were written at his behest, the
court should know the facts."
Mr. Bryan jumped to his feet and
Insisted that Judge Stoddard had mis
stated the facts, but the court ordered
him to sit down.
The letters referred to are said to
contain an announcement of the inten
tion of Mr. Bennett to withdraw the
letter he had already written, in which
he had expressed a wish that Mr. Bry
an should have $50,000 from his estate.
At the hearing in the Probate Court
it was stated that although Mr. Ben
nett at one time desired Mr. Bryan to
have $50,000 in accordance with the
terms of the "sealed letter,” he had
Changed his intention, and, had he
lived, he would sooner or later have
withdrawn the letter which is now in
The day was taken up entirely by
arguments on the question of admit
ting the “sealed letter,” Judge Stod
dard concluding the argument that he
began yesterday. He declared that the
admission of the letter would be “con
trary to all law in Connecticut framed
to prohibit fraud, undue Influence and
He was followed by Attorney Hewitt,
after which Attorney Newton address
ed the court for over two hours,showing
the relation between Mr. Bryan and
Mr. Bennett, the reasons for appeal
and facts to show that the admission
of the "sealed letter” as evidence is
proper in law. Mr. Newton said:
“We protest against the charge that
Mr. Bryan is trying to get this 350,000
for himself, and as his attorneys, it is
out duty to say that it has been his
purpose to fulfill the trust made by Mr.
Benrett to the letter.”
Judge Gager will rule on the admis
sion of the “sealed letter” to-morrow
UNITED STATES SHIPS
WILL GO TO SOUTH AFRICA.
Washington, March 30. —It was an
nounced at the Navy Department to
day that the South Atlantic squadron
will sail from Culebra about May 15
for South African waters, going by
way of Verde Islands. The
squadron will visit Cape Town and
may cruise up the coast to Madagas
car. The squadron will comprise the
Brooklyn. Marietta, Castlne and At
lanta. The ships probably will return
to South American waters about Au
EDWARD~AND HIS QUEEN
Copenhagen;, March 30.—King Ed
ward and Queen Alexandra arrived
here to-day to attend a family gather
ing on the occasion of King Christian's
86th birthday. The royal party drove
to the palace, enthusiastically greeted
by great crowds of people lining the
Wllllsm Goes tu Airily.
Gucta. Italy, Mur<;h 30.--Emperor
William, on board the Imperial yacht
Hohenxnllern, left here to-day for
Messina, fllrlly, escorted by th# Ger
man cruiser I'rinz Friedrich Karl.
His Tlirual Uormal.
Berlin, Ms rch 10.—Inquiries mad* In
consequence of e report published In
Parle that alarming n*w# had been
r*‘#iv*d concerning Emperor William's
health, elldt thv announcement that
the condition of hi* majesty'* throat
is normal, end the report id oiberwie*
DEMOCRATS OF THE SENATE
WANT THE THOnE APPLIED TO
Senator Gorman Led the Debate,
Which Was Upon the Postoltlce
Appropriation Hill—Criticised the
Polley of the Republicans in Re
fusing to Permit an Investigation.
Nays the Department Is Honey
combed With Corrnptlou.
Washington, March 30.—The Senate
to-day began consideration of the post
office appropriation bill and It was the
signal for a revival of the Democratic
demand for an investigation into the
charges of corruption in the Postofflce
The debate was initiated by Mr. Gor
man, who spoke for almost two hours
in criticism of the course of the Repub
lican party in the Senate in refusing an
inquiry. Mr. Gorman referred to the
hasty consideration and report of the
bill and asserted that there had been
persistent denial of the privilege of in
vestigation of the affairs of the Post
office Department. He urged that it
was not yet too late to take steps to
Pfevent "further robbery and thievery
in the department."
‘lt is said,” he went on. “that Con
gress must adjourn speedily; that from
one source a request amounting to
orders has gone out; that it is incon
venient for one branch of government
to have Congress on its hands; that if
there is delay there are likely to be dis
agreeable inferences from what has al
ready been developed.
"We have reached a time when there
is much preaching of honesty and high
mindedness, but corruption bubbles out.
It came like a fog and has not yet
lifted, and we cannot tell whether all
the information is yet out.”
Mr. Gorman referred to the charges
made by the Poatofflce Department,
saying he believed they had been made
for the purpose of diverting attention
from the guilty ones who had filched
money from the treasury and abused
their trusts. As for himself, he was of
the opinion that members had not done
more in the matter than their public
duties required. Mr. Gorman called at
tention to the habit of criticising men
engaged in legislative work, and he
concluded that this criticism grew out
of a well directed effort to buld up a
one-man, Czar-like government,
nictated by President.
So far, Indeed, had this plan pro
gressed that legislation has come to
be practically a farce, all Important
measures being dictated by the execu
tive. It was coming to be that only
ah executive order was necessary to
get an appropriation. The result is
that Congress becomes a mere record
“We are now told,” he continued,
“that having approved the plans of
the executive, we must adjourn and go
home because of the fear of damaging
disclosures. The fear Is so great that
we are to be sent away and not to
be allowed to do anything.”
He then referred to some of the pend
ing legislation, and included in the list 1
Mr. Foraker’s bill for the amendment
of the anti-trust law regarding trans
portation. He referred to Attorney
General Knox’s statement regarding
this bill, saying that It was not a de
partmental measure. “Think of it!”
said Mr. Gorman, “notice is given to
Congress that nothing should be done
in the way of legislation without con
sulting the administration!"
The American people do not want
one-man control, Mr. Gorman con
tended. He hoped that such action
would be taken as would prevent one
man control In the next four years,
whosoever might fill the White House.
Mr. Gorman closed with the declara
tion of the conviction that the Postof
fice Department was “honeycombed
with corruption and Inefficiency.”
Mr. Penrose, chairman of the Com
mittee on Postofllees, said that while
he had originally favored an Investi
gation, he had now reached the con
clusion that none was necessary.
Denies Extraordinary llnate.
Mr. Penrose challenged the accuracy
of Mr. Gorman’s statement that ex
traordinary haste had been exercised
by the Committee on Postofflces In the
preparation of th* bill. The subject
matter of the measure had been receiv
ing attention, he said, since last De
Mr. Lodge sustained Ml Penrose**
statement that there had been no un
due haste In bringing the poatotth bill
Into the Senate. It we* true that tha
committee had done nil In Its power to
promote an early adjournment. “The
party In power,” he proceed* 4. “ha*
deemed It beet to bring about an early
adjournment If H could be dona. Ho
far as I am awara there have been no
Instruction* received from anybody in
any quarter. It was not on this aide
Continued an Eighth Pag*. ~
GREULING FOUND GUILTY
OF MURDER OF SINGER.
Jury Declared That He Killed the
Paris, March 30.—Frederick Greul
ing, the editor of an art paper, charged
with the murder of Elise Papesco, a
Roumanian singer, in his room at the
Hotel Regina, Oct. 11 last, was declar
ed guilty to-day.
The jury found that there were ex
tenuating circumstances in the case,
and Greullng was sentenced to ten
years at hard labor and to ten years
It was announced from Paris Oct. 11
last that Greullng reported to the
clerk of the Hotel Regina that a
young woman, Elise Papesco, a Rou
manian singer, had killed herself in
his room, and the police expressed the
belief that she had been murdered.
When the body was examined by a
physician a bullet wound was found
in the base of the skull and another
lu the temple, the latter causing
death. The physician declared that it
was impossible for the woman to have
inflicted the wound at the base of her
skull, and Greullng was held on the
charge of murder. According to Gina
Papesco, sister of the dead woman,
Greullng proposed marriage to Elise,
claiming he was rich and Baying he
was opposed to her going to Buchar
est to fill an engagement at the Royal
It is said that while at Aix-Les-
Baines, Greullng became acquainted
with Eugenie Fougre, who was mur
dered in her villa there Hept. 18, un
der mysterious circumstances.
The murder of Elise Papesco re
called another violent death in Paris,
that of an American singer, Nrs. El
len S. Gore, in November, 1902. She
tvas found dead in the room of Jean
De Rydzewsky, a singer of the Impe
rial Theater at St. Petersburg. Al
though the United States, French and
Russian governments took a deep in
terest in the elaborate investigation
which followed, the mystery was nev
er satisfactorily cleared up.
MAJORITY OF EIGHTY
AT BACK OF COMBES.
The French Gox'erninent Party Is
Paris, March 30.—1n the Chamber
of Deputies to-day the campaign of
the opposition against M. Pelletan,
Minister of Marine, failed to shake the
position of the government, which ob
tained a majority of 80 on a test vote.
Minister Pelletan replied In his own
defense, denying the charges made
ugalnst his ministry, and maintaining
that the French navy, In both ships
and personnel, was at present in a
state of efficiency.
Premier Combes wound up the de
bate by declaring that the government
accepted the resolution proposed by
the members of the majority for the
appointment of an extra-parliamentary
commission to examine the condition of
The resolution was carried by a vote
of 318 to 238, thus Indicating that there
will be no change In the cabinet as a
result of the campaign against the
Ministry of Marine.
CURIOUS REMARKS MADE
BY HERBERT SPENCER.
Pbllnaoplier Wua Not Rnrnpt by
Homer or Itnakin.
London, March 31.—The Times this
morning publishes advance extracts
from the autobiography of Herbert
Spencer, which give Interesting and
curious remarks made by the philoso
pher. For example, he says:
"After reading six books of the
Iliad I felt that I would rather give a
large sum than read to the end,” and
’after a perusal of Ruskin’s "Stones
of Venice” I have lost all faith in Rus
kin’s judgment; doubtless he has a
fine and eloquent style, but he has ut
tered multitudinous absurdities.' ”
Referring to Carlyle, Herbert Spen
cer says that “He either could not or
would not think coherently."
The philosopher expresses admiration
for George Flint, both physically and
Intellectually, but says the report
which was current that he was In love
with and Intended to marry her was
ARRESTED BY SOLDIERS.
THliiride, Col., March 30.—Charles H.
Moyer, president of the. Western Fed
eration of Miners, who has been held
m Jsil her* since Saturday on charge
of desecrating the flag, was released
to-day by County Judge Waldtaw on
furnishing a bond for 1600, but was im
mediately rearreslad by a squad of sol
diers acting under orders of Adjt. Gan.
The nature of the <hrg* on which
h la held by the militia has not been
i 5 CENTS A COPY.
J DAILY, $8 A YEAR,
j WEEKLY 2-TIMF-A-WBEK,SI A YEAR
FOUR OF THEM BRIBED
TO FAVOR THK WOMAN CHARGED
That Was the Information That
Reached Judge Cook, Who Will
Discharge the Jnry and Impanel
a New One—s.lo Offered to a Fifth
Jnror, Who Informed the Chief ot
Police—Counsel for Mrs. Botkin
Disclaims Any Knowledge of Bri
San Francisco, March 30.—Late this
afternoon Superior Judge Cook an
nounced from the bench that an at
tempt had been made to tamper with
the jurors in the Botkin case. He de
clared that he would discharge the
jury to-morrow morning, and begin the
trial of the case anew.
Acting upon information that four
jurors had been bribed to favor the
prisoner, Mrs. Cordelia Botkin, Judge
Cook ordered the jury into the custody
of the sheriff until to-morrow morn
ing, when he will formally dismiss the
jury and begin the impanelling of a
new one. It is alleged that beside four
jurors, who are said to have been in
fluenced, an attempt was made to bribe
a fifth one.
Mrs. Botkin's attorney made a pas
sionate speech, disclaiming that Mrs.
Botkin, or any one connected with her
case, was implicated. He also said
that he would not continue with the
present jury. The state’s attorney
concurred in a motion to discharge the
A brief Investigation was held by
Judge Cook after the Jury left the
Chief of Police Wittman testified that
one of the jurors had followed him to
his office after the noon adjournment
yesterday and said that on the previous
evening a stranger had called on him
“We have secured four Jurors for the
defense and want a fifth. We will give
The Juror told the chief that he turn
ed down the offer, asserting "that I am
no such dirty man. I would not take
SSO nor $50,000.”
Continuing, the chief of police said
that when the Juror left the court room
yesterday afternoon he was shadow'd
by a detective, who saw him secretly
meet a woman, with whom he talked
SOUTH DAKOTA HAS
DECLARED FOR HEARST.
Delegates * Instructed to Support
Him to the I.nat.
Sioux Falls, S. D., March 30.—The
Democratic state convention did not
complete Its work until a late hour to
night. The report of the committee on
resolutions, which was unanimously
adopted, reaffirms the principles of
Democracy as enunciated by Jefferson,
Jackson and Bryan, and Instructs the
delegates to the St. Louis convention to
support William Randolph Hearst,
"first, last and all the time, for the
The resolutions declare that Hearst
will never compromise with trusts, and
term him the champion of labor.
One of the features of to-night’s ses
sion was an address by former United
State Senator Richard F. Pettigrew,
who stated among other Things that
this, he believed, was the first time he
had ever addressed a Democratic con
vention, but that his entire sympathy
was with the Democratic cause. He
severely denounced the state and
national policies of the Republican
The principal contest of the conven
tion was over the election of a mem
ber of the Democratic national com
mittee. E, J. Johnson, the present
chairman of the state committee, who
was supported by the adherents of
Hearst, was elected to the position.
CANAL niLLft CONSIDERED.
Tile Klttredgp Hill Will Probably
Washington, March 30.—The Senate
Committee on Interoceanic Canals met
to-day and listened to Senator Mor
gan, who explained the merits of his
bill providing for the government of
the canal zone. His bill would make
a military reservation of the canal
The Klttredge bill was before th*
committee also, and it is believed |t
will be reported to tly Senate with a
few chnnges. The provision for the
government of the canal by two com
missions. one of which was to make
the laws, was eliminated, and the con
trol of the zone left to the existing
The committee has agreed to Insert
in the bill a provision authorizing the
President to designate an officer of the
army or navy, or any other officer, who
shall have charge of all sanitary mat
ters, the official to be under the canal
FOR LYNCHING DIXON.
Springfield, 0., March 30.—Earl Bul
kins, a well known baseball player,
was arrested to-night on th# charge
of breaking Into the county Jail on the
night of March 7 and aiding tn the
lynching of Richard Dixon, the col
ored murderer of Patrolman Charles
Colils. No Indictments have been
found. The grand Jury will not re
port for several days.
FUNERAL OF THE DALYS. •
Revere, Maes,, March 30.—The fu
neral of Den Duly, th* comedian, who
died In New York last ftiiturdsy, and
that of hi* brother Timothy, who died
on Monday, were held together at the
Roman Catholic Church of th# Immac
ulate Conception her* to-day. Hun
dreds of friends, many of them mem
ber* of IHe tltee trice! prufeeeion. at
tended There have b-#n five fuserale
la th* Daly family within tow wtehft.