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VOL XXVI 1.
Warclouds Are Not Yet
MARSH FIELD, COOS COUNTY OREGON. January. 16. 19'04
China Warned to Pre
From Tueadae Daily, "fSHJSJfSBfJ
Port Arthur, Jnn, 1 - It in roportoil
tit ut owing to thn-atunlug news received
from Korea, the romiiinndiiig ofticer of
;iu seventh Rupcinn brigade lino gone to
titu Yolo river lo ruled camps to effect
tiriTcontcittVfttloii of troops."' Tho wiio.o
UuBiliMi licet iu ill fighting trim.
Cpcclal o tho Mall
Lincoln, Wob Jnn, 12: Magnatei)
of tliu Woetgrn Baseball I.cufcuo who
woro to Imvu mot hero eomo wcokflngo
hut Inter decided upon a postponement
finally tot toguthur toduy for thu pur
pogo of arranging business for tho com
ing season. Circuit changes tiro to ho
made niul tho mooting will ho onu of tin
imu.il iniportiinco. In ordor to avoid
conflict tho magnates will probably b
governed largely by tho wishes of tho
major Initio oflltlnls. 1'orumott ntnon
tho inattorri to reeelvo attention la tho
division of territory, in Thicli tho fran
chises of Milwaukee, IJnnsns City nnd
Omnhn nro concerned. '
London, Jut), 1'J According to now
received hero, thu Japanese urui&orn
KusitgA and Nuln txmyht nt (icnoa
from Argentine !n.vigoiio it: the dircc
Hon of Gibraltar, followed closely by
Hrltlidi r,nr ships.
Tho Jitpannso amluaendor thin alter
noon iniido tho following Htatmuent:
"Russia, iu her laut reply auggostri neu
tralliatloti of n part o! Korea, whilo
rocbgniilng Japanese preponderance
und rliclita in thnt country. Japan in
unable to accopt this nnd is now pre
paring n reply sotting out suggestions.
If Japan kocuroB whnt she wants in
Koron, negotiations regarding Mnnchur.
In wil take a more friendly tone, nnd
the crsls may bo conaldorod passed. Al
present it ie impossible tp any whethor
war will or will not result."
The Chinese minister nt Tokio, nt tho
request of tho Jupunoso forolgn oillcor,
Iuih telegraphed thu following conunanl
inttoii to l'rlnco Ohlng Tno: "Tho Rna
binu ruply to tljo J npnneso proposals
has been recuived nt Tokio. It iu unfa
vorable nnd cannot bo accepted by Japan,
who will unlesa ipisoin rocodoa bo com
polled to promptly roBort to arms. In
yiow of elicit nu evontuality Jnpan
urgeo oxpocte Ohlna to maintniu strict
est neutrality and to prosorvo ordor
throughout the empiro, guard foreigners
roaidout in tho interior with spoeal euro
and preserve ordor in tho providences of
Bpaiitunu and Yunu, lest forolgn poworn
might Boixo tho pretext of disorder lo
mnko agijrossivo mnvomonts theroin,"
Tho dispntch deeply improBBod tho
Ohinoso who bolluvo war Ih inovltible,
NoIch looking to rntlfloatlon of n treaty
between China and Japan were exchange
ed yesterday afternoon,
Bpeclat to the Manv ' '
l'oi tli-.nl, Orozon, Jap. 12 Nearly ev
ery stnto of tho I'nion la represented nt
thu Seventh Annual Convention of the
National Livu .Stock Association in see
dion. Tliu gathering wnit formally open
ed today nnd will continue in ecstlon
thro'igh thu remainder of thu week.
Tliu livrgu nttendiu'ce nnd the iinportance
of the Hiibjuotu to be discussed comblue
to make tho convention the most notable
of its kind oror hold in this country.
Tho throe mnttom to ho given foremost
attention nro forest ruEurvee, tho combi
nation of packers against stock rowors,
and tranfiportntion. A in onu the men of
prominence who will nddross tho con
vention nro Olinucolor R. noujumin An
drows of tho University of Nebraska,
Col..W. K, Skinner, of Illinois, IIou.
W.T. Cotton, of Orogon, Col. John P.
Irish of Calif. ,Uon. Paul McCormlck, of
Montana, Hon. K. W. Holt of Texas,
Dr. J, K. Htubbs, of Nevada, Prol. Y.
L, Carlyle of Colorado,
MATTER OF FEW DAYS
Japan Expected to Strike
. First f$Iow
BRITISHER SAYS TRANS- '
SIBERIA BOAD'IS WEAK
Japanese Leaving Port;Arthur by the Hun
dred, Russian Troops Being Rushed
in by the Train load."
epeclal to tho Mall.
St. Petereburtf, Jan 13 Tho Japanoso
reply is expect! nt any momont. Some
diplomats express a hope for n peacoful
solution, but there is n yonornl feeling
thnt war is iuuvitablo and that nctlvo
liostilitioB are n matter of n few days
only. It is felt that Jnpan will strike
tho first blow. Tho CmBhareflJUIa
MraxcnKcr iioy'a Mivli:rr.Vil.
X nictjacuger boy wna recently In
tnirrted to meet u ix.t donkey ut Chnr
InK Croats lead It acrobH Loudoti und
dltfpiiteUlt from Euutoiu
ColumbiiN, 0., Jan, 10: Marcus A,
Jlnmm wan today reulootod Unltod
States Sonator by tho two houses oi th
Ohio fitnto lonislaturo in joint cession
Tlia joint ballot ravo Senator lliunm n
majority of 11. John 11. Clnrko of
Cleveland rocolvod the united Democrat
Tol:lo,Jnn. 13. Tho formal conforenco
before the throno yesterday afternoon
was of long duration nnd tho result is
unknown, It is eaid, however, thnt
thu response to Kuu;ln, which was
I dratted ycctorday was approved and
In 111 soon be doliyosed, to Itaron Do
Hocpn, tho Kuseian Minister. Tho nn
swer of Jupnu is rozitrded ns the last
stop in tho negotiations. Public inter
est in tho outcome ia at fever heat and
dovolopomonte nro Anxiously aw ntted.
Mvarpool, Jan. 13 An intorcting
statement iuconnection with tho etrate
gic value of tho Trans-Siberian railroad
was inado toJay by Eulford Duah,
membor britlsh merehantile firm nt
Now Chwong, adressing the Chamber ol
Mr, Bush, after covering thoquoetion
of(tholigktconEtraction of tho railway
and tho probably of tho lino being block
cd it subjectod to heavy military traffic
said that his own observation, coupled
with trustworthy nativo information,
convinced him that nt least 'JOOO Jap
aneso military cnuinoors, disuiRed as
CWncBo Coolioa, barbers other menials
nioug iue rauroau, ana ic woaia not DO
a fortnight after tho declaration of war
before the lino would bo blown up in a
The Point on Which
Both Sides Make Some
New YorL Jan 131 special fromPcrt
Arthur, states that tho Japanese aro
leaving. More than n hundred left dur
ing one day. Tliu Rneeiang regard tho
Japanese sclzuro of Mckhhu as probnblo
with tho object of making Russia flra
tho ftrst chot.
Trains from Europo aro crowdod with
(8poclal to tho Coast Mali.)
Toldo, Jan, H A high Jnpan?so gov
ernment official' today mado tho state
ment thai tho belief In offlcial circles
wao that war with Russia will bo avert
ed. He said conccseiono had been mado
on both sides. If Kugaia. insists on nei-
tral zono in Korea it will end negotia
tions. Japan has inthnatod to Russia
that she Is ready to recognize Russian
trading concecoioxa iu Koroa providing
they aro entirely without political sig
nificance. Negotiations have reached a point
where a peaceful or hostilo settlement
can bo only a few dayg-ofl.lCIRai'
ineista pn neutral zone war Is inevita
bla, but if she abandons it peaco is
practically assured. It is expected n
concllliatory reply will be received from
Practically tho rt-lntion between
Russia and Japan is unchanged, Hay
ahi believes that negotiation nro Hablo
to be prolonged.
Port Bald, Egypt, Jan. 14 Tho Jopan
eso cruiier Nishiu with cruiser Kosao'gn
re-entered tho SHoz,cannI .today. Tho
Kossoga started Uiroogh.yeaterday im
mediately preceded through canal by
KiiBslan warship JJoDskol and soven tor
pedo boat destroyers. Other Russian,
wnr vessels, aro expected today, ,
This proves thnt Russian vcssole hevo
becnorderrd to keep a close lurvelllanpe
on tho Japanese crnieers.
ow Yorfc, Jan. II: Persons wrjo
bay ayeglasses and spectacle this year
will pay a great deal more for them than
thoy would have done had they bought
them in I03. Two big advances have
been made ia all lines of optical goods
within tho last iwo montliB by concerns
which control the entire manufacture. al
such goods in th United States.
ttJt. .. m 4. j. stt-a x iuJHh UJ "
Vriiitifi i '
London, Jnn HJho Jnpaneso reply
to Russia's last nofi Is modified upon
miner points, according to MinisterHay
nshi, who reciovc:! a copy of the text
today. It insieta, howover, upon Chl
nesoco.vorignty.in Manchuria and Jap
an's spbero of influonco in Korea. , j
ufacturere havo ineteased tbowhol
sale prlco on Ihoee articles. The ad
vance, which was made this week,
amounts to from 5 to 100 por cont, on
all lines of'ontical goods and Is in pur
suance of a notlco sent last fall to whole,
Balers and jobbors all over tho country.
In tho gexvl old winter time you bold
her little hand to keep It from froer.Ihj,'.
A. loud of coal is blaclc. but.Is.cnim-
ble of shedding n roseate glo-v over a
Berlin Jan. 13-Ofllcinl intelligence
has caused tno government to beltevo
tho situation in tho Orient to be ex
London Junv13 -A special from Tokio
aayy n minister who attended tho r.eceut
ronferonco states that tho Japan's nt
titudo was extremely conciliatory.
. . . .. . ,.,.,,., i
(Special to the Cowt Mall.)
Annapolis, Md 13-Kdwiu Wnrfiold
rDemocrat) wna sworn in os Govornor of
Maryland at noon today, succeeding
John Yaltor Smith. Tbo occasion was
ono ol eullinBinsm for tho thousands of
DomoerntB who onmo from all partH of
tho Etato to pnrtlcipato in tho coromon
Icb. Tho retiring Govornor and his suc
cessor woro escorted to tho stato capital
by a military parade composed of tho
militia companies of Annapolis, tho
Fifth Regiment Yotoran Corps of Ualtl
moronml tho cadotoof St, John' Collogo,
Tho nddrossos wero dolivorod from tho
front portico of tho capital. In his in
augural address Govornor Warfleld re
nfllrmed tho nuti-eleclion plodgea of hia
party and couuecled economy in the ap
propriation of fuuds for educational and
other institutions requiring etato aid,
Following tho addressos thoro was an
adjournment to tho Bonato chamber
where tho oath of ofllco yna administer
ed to tho now oxocutiyo by Oheif Judgo
McSchary of tho Court ol Appeals.
Coming on Areata
Special to the Mall.
Snn Francisco, Jan. 1!, Tho -Areata
sailed ior Coos Bay at 10 n. m. Sundny
with tho following passengers: Mrs. M
Cooper and sou, J J Sullivan, Goo AVil
eon, llonry Vincent, E W- Forgueon,
John Finn, F King, twelve eteerngo,
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