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EVENTS OF THE DAY
GATHERED FROM ALL PARTS OP THE
Comprehensive Review of the Import
ant Happening of the Past Week,
Presented In Condensed Form, Most
Likely to Prove Interesting to Our
Snm Parka, tbo noted walking dolo
gato ia dead.
Tho complete iaoatlon of Fort Arthur
sccniH now highly probable.
Viceroy Aloxicff hns left Port Arthur
to confer with Gcnoral Kouropatkin.
Secretary Taft haa nekod an army
ofllcer why ho jilted a girl ho had
promised to marry.
Tho Japaneso forced tho fighting on
tho Yalu in tho hopo that Russia would
rush troops to that district.
Postmaster Goncral Fayno haa or
dered an investigation of tho official
conduct of Postmaster Bancroft, of Port
land. Many people wcro killed and much
property and llvo stock destroyed by
a tornado which swept over a largo
area 18 miles north of Fort Worth,
A eovero rain storm which visited
Kansaa City washed out ono of the
wator mains leading from tho reser
voir and left the other main in such
condition that it may go.
A second big battle is reported from
St. Petersburg in which it is said tho
Russians lost 7,000 and tho Japanoso
10,000. No confirmation is obtainablo
and tho report is discredited.
Tho Japaneso in resting, burying ita
dead and caring for tho wounded.
A cablegram from Chefoo says tho
Japaneso uro in possession of Niu
Tho Russian losses in tho Yam fight
ing aro estimated at between 3,000 and
4,000 men and officers.
Piatt will not accept tho chairman
ship of tho canal committee but will
give way to Mitchell.
Russians, on account of rovorsea in
tho Far East, aro charged with venting
their angor on the Jows.
General Kouropatkin says tho
aiana retreated from tho Yalu in
order and that it was not a rout.
Commercial circles throughout
ela remain in n totally depressed
dition. Financiers fail to sco where
any bonofit will bo derived from tho
It is said many Santa Fo machinist
linvo not respected the strike ordor and
that only 5,000 men aro out. Of tills
numbet 1,200 aro machinists and the
others follow other work.
Convicts at tho Oregon penitentiary
uavo struck lor better food.
A etrlko on tho Santa Fo railroad
has been inaugurated and 8,000 men
An Ohio man ia on hia way to San
Francltco with a wheelbarrow, paying
an election bet.
The divera who have been searching
for tho body of Admiral Makaroff have
abandoned their efforts.
Baron Hayashi, Japanese minister at
London, says tho mikado's troops will
push on to Mukden and probably to
Russians will continue to retire, as
they a sy they will not offer any sorious
resistance until the fighting forces get
Tho contral military adminsitration
has already dispatched all budb and ar
tillery stores necessary for tho rearma
ment of tho Russian army in tho rar
In momory of tho first American gov
ernment west of tho Rocky mountains,
many people visited Champoeg May 2,
whoro (11 years before tho Oregon pro
visional governmnet was established.
Speaking and other exercises were held.
A larger crowd was presont than at any
timo since tho annual celebrations havo
Russia has issued orders forming a
third army corps.
In the battle on tho Yalu tho Japan
ese had 10,000 men and the Russians
Tho trouble between the Santa Fo
road and ita machinists is still far from
The William O. Whitney mansion in
New York haa been sold for f 2,600,000.
Plana for the government building at
the 1005 fair are likely to bo delayed
The lumber mills of Washington and
Oregon will demand a rate to the Mis
Superintendent Potter, of tho Che
mawa Indian school, denies the
charges made against him.
Prince Outomsky of Russia who is at
tho St. Louis fair says the world does
not understand his country.
Russiana believe that while the Jap
anese are victorious lor the present,
Kouropatkin will trap them.
A fast train in Missouri was wrecked
by running into an open switch. Eight
persons were killed and 10 wounded.
It seems probable that the gold stan
dard will be adopted by Panama,
The canal commission has about de
cided to have the waterway dug by contract.
TOdO IS OFF PORT ARTHUR.
He Will Remain There Till Troops
at Another Point
Et. Petersburg MBy 7. With Vice
Admiral Togo hovering In tho immedi
ate vicinity of Port Arthur and trans
ports loaded with troops lying at Pitse
wo, northeast of that stronghold, Rus
sia has braced herself for impending
conflicts with tho foe in which alio will
again play a de'fenslvo rolo, this timo,
it is hoped, with better success, and
ihorofore with less sacriflcoof lifo, than
in tho engagement on tho Yalu.
Tho war commission sat until 2
o'clock this morning, and at tho close
of tho ecBslon it was announced thero
was nothing to communirato to tho
public. It is known, however, that
tho emperor haa been informed of the
presence of tho Japaneso fleet off tho
Luio Yang 8han promontory, and tho
appearance of transports at Pitsowo.
Tho fact that tho two events occurred
simultaneously may have significance.
If a landing should take placo at Pitso
wo it is anticipated that Admlra Togo's
batteship squadron will bombard Port
Arthur in order to prevent the garrison
from sending reinforcements by rail-
toad to tho troops opposing tho Japan
Ncithor tho admiralty nor tho war
ofllco beliovea that a disembarkation of
tho Japaneso can bo prevented, as tho
guns of tho Japanese cruisers could
command tho point of landing, hut
after tho Japanese aro ashore, tho Rus
sians will strike and officers say, will
strike hard. What forco they will bo
ablo to bring up to resist tho invaders
cannot bo .staUd . definitely, tho
strength of tho army on tho peninsula
of.Llao Tung having been kopt a strict
It is expected tho railroad will play
an important part in tho Effort of tho
Russians to push tho Japanese into tho
sea, as it will pormit tho rapid transit
NOW QBTS LANDS.
Hitchcock Renders Dcclaloa la Favor ol
the State of Oregon.
Washington, May 7. Tho trouble
which tho Btato of Oregon has beon
having with its selection of Indomnity
lands in lieu of school landa embraced
within tho dslputed portion of, Klamath
Indian reservation haH been satisfactor
ily adjusted for all time by tho
Mitchell amendment to tho Indian ap
propriation bill, .-which specifically
gives tho stato tho right to mako In
domnity selections on such school lands
as baso, Following his acUaa of yes
terday , Secr6ti'Hlt'chy!!WflusfT
turned to tho general land ofllco four
Oregon school indemnity lists which
had horctoforo been disapproved bo-
cause tho stato was unablo to establish
its right to use tho school lands in
Klamath reservation as base. Thcso
lists woro beforo the secretary on ap
peal. Today ho directed Commissioner
Richards to reconsider tho cases in the
light of tho Mitchell amondment,
which is equivalent to ordering an ap
proval of tho listH. Thcso listfl aro
No. 104, in Burns district, involving
270 acres; Nos. 107 and 181, in Lake
view district, involving 8,405 acres,
and 400 acres respectively, and No,
201, in Tho Dalles district, involving
0,517 acres. Other lists of a similar
character that aro pending, or may
hereafter be appealod, will bo similarly
disposed of. -
flAY LOSE ALL THUIR STQRBS.
Find the Roada on the Yalu
Berlin, May 7. Tho Russian mili
tary authorities aro in a stato of ex
treme anxiety regarding tho chance of
saving tho baggage of tho Yalu army.
Tho roads aro so bad that wheeled
transport is only able tomovoflvo miles
a day and it is feared that tho Japanese
will capture all tho stores accumulated
at Feng Wang Chen, Dispatcher re
ceived yesterday afternoon and from
Niu Chwang Wednesday, report no
change in tho situation and so far no
confirmation has readied London of
the Japanese preparations for landing
on tiio coasts of tho Liao Tung penin
sula. Oreat Strike Imminent.
Chicago, May 7. Fifty thousand
workmen employed in the building
trades in this city will be thrown out
of employment within 48 hours, ac
cording to tho statenent of the AhbocI
atiou of Manufacturers and BuilderH,
unless a speedy settlement ia reached
between the stone, limo and cemont
workers and thoir employers. Nearly
1,000 teamsters hauling building and
street work material were locked out
today becauHo tho union had called a
strike in two cases, and work on a num
ber of buildings haH been stopped.
New Army Appliance a Success.
Victoria, B. C, May 7. A gunnery
expert from Halifax, N. S., is here
testing tho new flro controlling device
lately introduced in tiie Birtish army.
Ho put Battery 58, Royal Garrison ar
tillery, tho champion shooting battery
of tho British army, winners last year
of tho flsrt prize, through a Bodes of
tests. The gunners in ono minute,
with the 12-pounder breech loading
field gun, fired 20 rounds and struck
tho target 20 times.
Nonunion Men Installed.
Topeka, Kan., May 0. -Santa Fo
officials ani.ounce this morning a ro
sumption of shop work all along tho
line from Topeka to the Pacific coast.
They state that in most cases tho shops
are running with a full complement of
men. In many places union machin
ists have gone out, but their positions
will all b" filled by lie closo of the
week, say the officials.
PORT IS BLOCKED
ADMIRAL T0a0 AT LAST SUCCESS
FUL AT PORT ARTHUR.
Oreat Bravery Exhibited Officers Were
Ready to Lose Hall Their Men Men
Who Toole In Flreihlpa Persuade
Admiral to Make Attack In Daylight
Instead ol Night
London, May 0. Tho opinion gains
ground horo that tho Japaneso havo at
last effectually blocked Port Arthur.
No official Japaneso reports havo been
received, but tho Tokio correspondents
are very positive regarding tho matter,
und describe tho determination with
which tho enterprise was undertaken.
Tho Daily Telegraph's correspondent
declares the entrance to Port Arthur la
"absolutely sealed," and adds that tho
Japanoso fleet, in effecting ita purpose,
steamod into tho entranco at fall speed.
Tho naval officers who mado tho two
previous attempts begged porimssion to
carry out tho noxt attack by daylight,
that boing easier, and their request waa
So determined woio they to succocd,
adds tho correspondent, that 1'ioy de
cided, if necessary to lose half their
mon, Tho number of casualties sus
tained by tho Japaneso has not yet beon
The correspondent of tho Daily
Chroniclo is also posltivo tho harbor is
In favor of tho supposition of Japan
eso success in blocking Port Arthur it
is pointed out that tho previous at
tempts had loft tho channol to narrow
that a couplo of vesBols sunk in tho fair
way would ptobably sulllco to seal up
tho cntianco, while thoro is a notice
able evasion, and half-heat tcdncso, in
tho Russian denials of tho enoroy'a suc
cess. Thoro is no confirmation hero of a
Paris rumor that an engatomont be
tween tho Russian and Japanoso squad
rons had takon placo off Vladivostok,
and St. Petersburg knows nothing of
tho rumored cap t uro of Niu Chwang.
It is said the Japanese havo advanced
to within 18 miles of Fang Wang Cheng,
and another engagement is expected al
Reports havo beon received hero that
tho Japanese captured a quantity of
railroad material aftor Sunday's battlo.
This is supposed to indicato that tho
Russians had mado great progress with
tho railroad from tho main Manchurian
line to the Yalu. If this la so, it
would be a simple matter for the jan
anese to repair this lino, which would
materially assist them in their advance
through a difficult country. English
correspondents with tho Japaneso
forces on tho Yalu aro permitted to
send tho most amplo descriptions of
the peoplo and country travorsod, but
not ono word about tho fighting.
Tho Standard's Tientsin corres
pondent eays ho is convinced that tho
Russian position in Southern Man
churia is exceedingly weak, as a conse
quenco of tho enoimous number of mon
detached. to guard tho railway and to
LOST TWO THOUSAND.
Russian Oencral's Official Report en
St, Potersbuig, May (I. Tho Russian
losses at tho battlo of Kiu Lion Cheng
wcro 2,000 men and 40 officers, far
greater than previously reported.
This Is tho official estimate of Major
General Kashtalinsky, who directly
commanded tho division that Buffered
tho brunt of tho attack, and whoso ro
port has not been received by tho em
peror. Many aro inclined to placo tho
Russian losses ovon higher.
General KaBhtallnsky mentions also
that more than 700 wounded had ar
rived at Feng Wang Cheng, and these
may not bo included In ills calculations.
Ho mado no attempt to estimate the
Japanese losses, meroly stating thoy
must havo been colossal.
Thu magnitude of the Russian losses
had an almost stunning effect on tho
authorities, and aroused general grief,
m'tlgated only by satisfaction ut tho
bravery displayed by the Russian
Not for a moment was thero any in
tention to pay such a terrible prlco for
delaying tho enemy's crossing of tho
Building Torpedo Boats for Russia.
Berlin, May 0. It is roported that
tho Vulkan Shipbuilding company at
Stellin, Ih busily engaged in tho con
struction of torpedo-boats and destroy
ers in sections for tho Russian govern
ment. These sections, with all needed
machinery, aio to be shipped to Libau,
wliero the boats may bo completed, or
they may be sent by tho railway to
Port Arthur or Vladivostok. Whether
tho construction of these vessels in sec
tions is a breacli of neutrality Is a sub
ject upon which it is impossible to se
cure an official opinion.
Nearly 5,000 Shots Fired.
Port Aithur, May fl. There havo
been no dovelopmenta since tho attack
on Port Arthur, May 8. During tho
bombardment the big guns of thu Rus
sian ships and batteries fired 2,500
shots, while tho machine guns of tho
gunboat Giliak fired 2,000 shots. Tho
Novikral saya it iearna that the Rus
sophobe Chinese, headed by Viceroy
Yuan Shjkul and Goncral Ma, are car
rying on an active an'ti-RuBaion cam
paign. Steamers to Bntcr the War.
Berlin, May 0, A special dispatch
from Libau, Russia, saya that tho
former German liners Columbia, Belgla
and KalBerin Maria Theresa havo just
arrived thero to bo fitted out for war
TOOO AQAIN AT IT.
Japanese Make Another Attempt to Close
Port Arthur Harbor.
Port Arthur, May 6. Another dar
ing attempt waa mado by tho Japaneso
yesterday morning to block tho on
tranco to Port Arthur. A fow minutes
beforo 1 o'clock tho first shote wero
fired, awakening tho town with their
thunderous noiso. Tho gunboats lying
at tho mouth of tLo harbor Joined In
tho cannonado of the batteries, tho fir
ing gradually increasing in volume un
til there was a continuous crash of
great guns. Somo of tho enemy'a tor
pedo boats wero discovered, but they
wero finally swallowed up in tho dark
ness, and tho batteries and warships
alter 40 minutes' activity wero again
Bhrouded in gloom, though tho flashing
searchlights showed that tho military
wero alivo to tho warning conveyed of
the approach of tho Japaneso ships.
Shortly beforo 2 o'clock a searchlight
played from tho Ben directly upon tho
entranco of tho harbor, lighting it up
to show tho way for tho flroehlps.
Tho projector moved to tho right from
Liao Tlshan to Golden Hill. For a
quarter of an hour tho light was
watched with curiosity, and then a sec
ond cannonado began, tho heaviest fire
being directed to the loft of Goldon
Hill, where the flreships wero'located.
At about 4 o'clock tho batteries ceased
firing, savo for an occasional shot.
Just about dawn the bark of the rapid
flro guns and tho crntkllng of tho ml
trailloueo waa heard from Golden Hill.
Occasionally thero waa sounds of ex
plosions, as of mines going off. It wan
tho enomy'a ships striking on Russian
Tho flreships woro ton in number and
of about 3,000 tons each. It is re
ported that two Japanoso torpedo boats
woro sunk, tho remainder withdrawing
in a damaged condition, Eight flro
ships woio sunk and very fow of thoir
crews were saved. Most of them wero
TO MARK ALASKAN BOUNDARY.
Canadian Commissioner Is Preparing to
Vancouvor, B. C, May 6. W. F.
King, Canadian boundary commission
er, ia on tho way to Vancouver to ar
range for tho dispatch of thrco Cana
dian parties of surveyors, who aro to
work jointly with tho American sur
veyors In delimiting tho Canadian
Alaskan boundary under thu London
award of last year. Two Canadian and
Two United States parties will survey
the country whoro the boundary will
cross tho head waters of the Lynn canal,
Chllkat river. A joint party will
hinko a "survey on the fitlkine. This
will delimit tho mote Important dis
tricts through which tho boundary will
pars. Tho total distance to bo stir-
voyod extends about 550 miles from
Mount St. Eliaa, east and south. But
it is not tho Intention to survoy the en
tiro distance, only that portion of tho
boundary which crosses tho rlvors, val
toys and plateaus wliero travol and
prospecting will bo probablo. J. J.
McArthur is also en routo to British
Columbia from Ottawa to continue the
work of relocating tho boundary lino
between British Columbia and tho
states of Washington and Idaho.
STORM BRBAKS OUT AQAIN.
Colorado Railroad Traffic Is Again
Buona Vista, Colo., May 6, Aftor
an abeyance of sovoral hours, tho xtorm
which has practically suspended rail
road traffic in this section, resumed
with added forco this afternoon. Six
frot of snow has fallen in tho moun
tains, and while tho fall lias beon
heavy in tho valleys, only about six
inches romainn on tho ground, tho rest
having molted. Considorablo appro
hension ia felt for tho safoty of tho
twin Lakes reservoir, which Is report
ed to be running full of water.
Tho Colorado Midland railroad has
abandoned its tracks in this vicinity
.and ia using thu Rio Grahdo Iracna.
I Tho trains on tho lattei road aro 12
hours behind the schedule Tho Colo-
rado Southern has operated no trains
t'10 Gunnison branch since Monday
mornliig on account of deep snow which
high at both 'openings of tho
Russian Olllcer Blamed,
Paris, May 5, Tho St. Petersburg
correspondent of tho Ecoh do Paris
Goncral Kouropatkin, in telegraphing
to tho emperor, blames Lieutenant
General ZaBsalitcli'a obstanary in refus
ing to retreat in timo despito the orders
ho received. Tho Japanese artillery,
tho correspondent says, included 18
soigo guns which wero brought from
Yokohama on gunboats and landed on
tho Corean bank of tho Yalu, Tho
long rango of theeo guns enabled tho
Japanese to silence the Russian batter
ies on tho opposite bank.
Funds for Oreat Irrigation Work.
Washington, May 5. The seerotary
of the interior has set aside, provision
ally, tho sum of 11,000,000, for tho
construction of tho Path Finder resor
voir, on North Platto rlvor, in Wyom
ing. Tho reservoir will bo of sufficient
capacity to supply nil of the land un
der it in Wyoming, but it is considered
necessary to increase this area by util
izing water in Western Nebraska, whoro
there are largo areas of arid and semi
Insurance to Be Higher.
Chicago, May 5. It haa been prac
tically nettled by tho committee of tho
Union Firo Insurance association to ad
vance premiums in the West at least
20 per cent within a month. By Juno,
it is believed, tho insurance rates In
Ciiicago, St, Louis, Denver, Salt Lake,
San FranclcBO and other large cities in
tho West will be increased.
BATTLE ON YALU PLACES JAPANESE
IN ABSOLUTE CONTROL
Crossing; of Troops to Islands Above an
Below WIJu Was Only to Conceal
the Route of Their Principal Move
mentsTheir Front Extended for
Tokio, May 4. As tho details of
Sunday's battlo and the Japanese vic
tory at arms, and maneuvers preceding,
como to hand it ia plain that the plans
of tho Japanese general staff wero fol
lowed to the minutest detail. The
main attack waa mado by the Japanese)
right wing, which consisted of the
Twelfth division. It crossed tho Yata
13 miles above WIJu at tho samo point
whoro tho passago of tho river waa ne
gotiated by tho Japanoso army of inva
sion in 1804.
Tho Guard's division, constituting
tho confer, and tin Second division,
forming tho left wing, crossed respect
ively to tho islands above and below
Wiju. These wero feigned advances,
designed to cover tho main movoment,
and wore to be continued in tho event
of tho Bucceea of tho contemplated ad
vance Opposite Sukuchin .ies Hn-
shan island, In tho center of which is
an ominenco called Tiger's hill, which
commands both sides of tho river, the
Twelfth division, having effected lodg
ment on tlio.lBland on April 20, drove
tho cnomy from tho banks, and crossed
tho main channol of tho river the next
day. Moanwhilo tho Guards and tho
Second division alsociosscd, their lines
extending nearly to Antung, with the)
reserves in tho center on tho main
Thus, at dawn of May 1, tho army
had a fiont of 20 miles, with tho loft
near Antung and the right opposite
Mako. When the advance waa oidered,
tho Twolfth division, wading the river
with tho water waist deep, rushed the
enemy's entrenchments, ultimately
swinging around toward Chiu Tiea
Cheng, while the Guards and the Sec
ond division converged near the same
point. Thereupon tho Russians retired
beforo tho fierce Japanese attack, which
waa directed from the three points.
BRITAIN IS MUCH PLBASBD.
Comment of Press Shews She Wm hi
Doubt as to Japan' AbWtty.
London, May 4. The latest dis
patches recolvod hore confirming the
completeness of tho Japaneso victory
on tho Yalu river could hardly have
given gioater satisfaction In Tokio than
in London. Tho editorials in the
morning papers ring with admiration
at tho Bticcess of Gcncial Kuroki's
strategy, in a manner indicating that
Great Britain had been in considerable
doubt as to the capacity of her ally's
troops, when matched against the Rus
sians, and despito the lank by the Jap
aneso of good cavalry to follow up her
victory it is bol loved that she will
speedily drivo tho Russians out of Feng
Wang Cheng also.
Tiio Japanseo victory has caused com
ploto surprise in tho European capitals
and ia expeced to leatl to difficulty ia
Russia's efforts to raise a loan.
A3 KUROPATKIN DBSIRBS.
He Wires the Cxar He la a lad the
anese Have Crossed the Yalu.
Paris, May 4. -The St. Petersburg;
correspondent of tho Echo do Paris in
a dispatch this morning, says a high
officer of tho goncral staff made tho fol
lowing statement to him:
"General Kouropatkin has telegraph
ed tho emperor expressing satisfaction
that tho Japanese have crossed the
Yulu, because this lengthens their lino
of operations, whereas tho Russians
aro approaching their baso,
"General Kouropatkin will probably
allow Gcii'-ral Kuroki's 20,000 mon to
advuuco and attempt tho Biege of Port
Arthur, but Gonoral Smymoff and Gen
eral Stocseol aro disposing of tho 33,
000 mon under thoir command bo as
not to allow tho Japaneso to reach that
Cloudburst Causes Damage.
Florence, Colo., May 4. A cloud
burst in tho Green Horn range, eight
miles south of Florenco, today caused
tho Arkansas river to riso between eight
and nine feet hero in loss thun an
hour. Tho unexpected rush of water
caused great damage. Ono bridge
ai'rosa tho river and tho Santa Fo and
Florence & Cripple Creok railroad,
bridges aro in imminent danger, In
the northern end of the town the streets
havo been transformed into rivers, and
cellars aro being flooded. Business is
Hall Plays Havoc With Orchards.
Denvor, May 4, A heavy storm, con
sisting of rain on the plains, and snow
In tho mountains haa prevailed over
nearly the entiro stato today. Consid
erable damage to railway property and
delay by washouts was caused. No
accidents aro reported, however. Hail
and high winds in certain sections
played havoc with orchards and gard
ens, The moisture will prove of incal
culable valuo to the ranges and agri
New Russian Battleship Aground,
St. Petersburg, May 4. Tho new
Russian battleship Orel, to which the
finishing touches aro being put, ran
aground on a sandbar in tho Neva yes
terday. As difficulty is expected in
refloating hor, the Icebreaker Ermak
hac beon sent from Constadt to assist
the tugs in pulling her off. '