The Corvallis times. (Corvallis, Or.) 1888-1909, March 16, 1904, Image 1

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Yo. XVII. No. 4.
We are Receiving
Some of Our
Early Shipments
Every day Brings New Goods to
Our Store, :
" - GOME AND SEE. ' ! "
Our ad.; but our goods change hands . rrf
every day. Your money exchanged
for Value apd Quality is the idea.
Big Line Fresb Groceries
Domestic and
Plain and Fancy CMnaware
A large and
Orders Filled Promptly and Com
plete. Visit' our Store we do the
B Horning
New Furniture
And Music Store.
I Cordially invite you to inspect my New Stock of
Goods consisting of
Various Musical Instruments,
Bed Lounges and Couches,
Bedroom Suites, Iron Bedsteads,
Maple and Ash Bedsteads, etc.
Woven Wire Springs,
Good Line of Mattresses,
Extension Tables, Center Tables,
Go Carts
, Also Sewing Machines, new and second-hand. Second-band Pianos 5
tor sale and for rent. A few stoves and a few pieces of Granite ware left. -ft
Office In Zierolf Build ing, Con a'ls. Ot
Imported. ..
varied line.
Sideboards, Kitchen Safes, .
Kitchen Treasures,
Dining Chairs, High Chairs,
Children's Rockers, and ,..V
Many Styles of Other Rockers, i "
Fine Lot Bamboo Furniture just in
Window Shades, Curtain Poles.
New Line of Wall Paper.
Physician and Surgeon, , ,
Office, Boom 14, First National Bank
Bnilding, CorvalUs, Or.. Office Hours.
10 to la a. m 2 to 4 p. mV"1 - " "
Chinese Colony Destroyed Sutler-
.ing in Towns Along Trans-Si- '
berian Railway . for Want
of Food Other News.'
St. Pctsrsburg, March 12. De
spite discouraging reports covering
the trans Siberian railway condi
tions, and repeated reports of dam
age and loss of life at Port Arthur,
the feelit g today in general official
circles is anything but despondent.
Tbe greatest attention today is cen
tered on detailed advices from Port
Arthur covering Thursdays bombard
ment. v .
Dispatches this afternoon state the
new portion of the ' Port - Buffered
the greatest -damage, many .' houses
being wrecked under the steady
shower of shells and a not inconsid
erable casualty list resulting. One
huge projectile bursting but eight
yardB from ' the residence of Col.
Baron Frank, demolished the house,,
fatally injuring Mrs. - Frank and
completely decapitating her daugh
ter. Mrs. Frank and the body of
Miss Fiank were with difficulty re
scued from tbe flames which fol
lowed the explosion,
Constantine Zedorski, an attor
ney, art unknown woman and two
Chinese coolies were killed by a
shell which exploded but a few min
utes after the bombardment began.
General Stoessel and staff, hurrying
toward the water front came within
the danger zone and were liberally
sprinkled with fragments and splin
ters from exploding shells;-but be
yond a few minor wounds were un
injured. ' crv.;V"
' In the Chinese quarter the shells
tore great boles in the. ear t b - and
wrecked a row of houses. . Tbe in
habitants fled for shelter, but' not
before seven Chinese, including one
woman were wounded. The report
fays the firing from tbe land bat
teries was spirited- and ' apparently
reasonably effective. One Japanese
ironclai was struck by a Russian
shell and ' slowly withdrew from
range in a supposedly crippled con
dition. Another vessel is believed
to have sustained damage. '; ;
After the bombardment and tor
pedo fight the Japanese fleet with
drew in a leisurely rtaoner and up
to yesterday morning bad not re
turned to renew the attack. The
Russian squadron proceeded to sea
In- the afternoon but returned with
out having sighted the enemy. The
latest reports are agreed on the fact
that the Japanese have apparently
withdrawn to a considerable dis
tance, and f peculation is rife as to
the next move.
. Perhaps tbe most disquieting fea
ture in official circles is the con
stantly- recurring reports relative
to the railway Jin", the cniet in
spector of the railway admits the
line to be io an exceedingly poor
condition. Trackman Are regular
ly neglecting their dutif s. Derail
ment of trains has in many instan
ces been narrowly averted. ....
Tbe dangers to tbe track are not
confined to the extreme heavy drift
ing of stow, but to threatenit g
land elides as well, ihe unusual
severity of tbe winter promises to
be followed by floods in many dis
tricts which, it is predicted, will se
riously cripple the road lor a pro
tracted period. It is almo-t certain
that famine will spread over vast
stretches of territory newly sett'td
and dependent for food almost cl
tirtly upon the railway resources..
: A crv for help has come from
Tomekckita. Vercbolioski and sev
eral intermediate villages. In these
places food has already reached
prohibitive prices and the peor are
on the verge of starvation, while
none can eive assistance. X be stop.
naee of all ordinary traffic to allow
transportation of trjops to the iar
frontier, ha9 resulted in a total dis
continuance of supply for residents
along the line. With tbe ever in.
creasing demand for food for " the
troops the chances of providing tor
villages in the . famine district is
daily .1. lessened - and . . there .is
a strong probability tbat trains re
turning from the seat of war will
eooa be burdened with homeless
refugees. ,. .. ., '
That tbe government stands in
wholesome fear of railway inter
ruption is shown by the drattic
measures adopted along the entire
trans-Siberian Hue. ' All " Japanese
residents, according to today's advi
ces, have been moved from the im
mediate vicinity of the - railway.
The -entire "colpny at Blagoveet
chenBk have been removed Irkutsk,
although at that point there has, up
to the present time, been no attempt
to Injure the railway; ! J . '
In St. Petersburg the news is now
watched for with an almost pathet
ic indifference, but patriotism con
tinues high and is , particularly
manifested in i: religious fervor.
Prayers are almost constant for the
success of Russian arms and street
religious scenes are not at all un
common. - ' '.
Novo irai, a Port Arthur newspa-
per, copies 01 which nave lust ar
rived, describes the naval battle of
February 9 from the Russian stand
point: Four battleships, five cruis
ers and one transport composed the
Russian fleet. The battleships Ret-
vizan and Uzarovitch were too badly
icjuretd " from the torpedoes xthe
night previous to participated At
8 in tbe morning four Japanese
cruisers rounded tbe Xiao Tsmn
promontory. The fast cruiser Bo
yarin'wM sent out to reconnoiter,
and returned and reported that a
large Japanese fleet was' sighted at
11 o'clock composed of Vl vessels-
six battleships and six cruisers.
The Japs opened fire at a range of
four miles and the Russians replied
The land batteries followed the fleet
into action.. Viceroy Alexieff and
bis Btaff observing the action from
Golden Hill. ; Tbe enemy steamed
in ; about: 1,000 yards and .then
beaded south and disappeared in
the mist. Their fire was directed
chiefly against the Golden Hill bat
teries, a perfect rain of shells falling.
Only the Novik Askold and the Di
ana sustained injuries. Toward the
end of the engagement a column of
steam and smoke poured ' from one
of the. Japanese vessels; it is believ
ed that she sank. It. was. learned
later-that six of the' enemy's ships
were damaged and 100 men killed
and wounded; " The account4 eayB
that tbe speed of the Russian cruis
ers prevented the Japanese getting
the range.' ; v''"" - ' .; ' .
i'j WaVh'ingtoh'? March li.The
senatorial inquiry into the charges
against Senator Dietrich of Nebras
ka, began today before the special
committee in Senator Hoar's committee-room.
The inquirv which
was instituted upon the demand of
Senator Dietrich is for the purpose
of disproving the charges on which
the senator was indicted last fall in
Nebraska, and which were dismiss
ed on demurrer. The committee
consists of Senators Hoar, Piatt,
(Conn.), Spooner, Cockrell and
Pettus. ' --i' 1
All of the members of the com
mittee except Mr. Spooner were
present when the .inquiry began.
Senator Dietrich was in attendance
with his attorney, R. A. Beatty, of
Hastings. Mr. Dietrich repeated
hie wish (hat the ' investigation
should be the fullest possible.
Leopold Habn, postmaster at
Hastings from 1897 U 1901, was
tbe first witoes?. He was succeed
ed in tbat office by Mr. Fisher. In
reply to questions by Senator Hoar,
Mr, Habn related a conversation
witn Fisher on April 23, 19OI, rela
tive to bis (Fisber'e) appointment
as postmaster.
."He asked rre," said -the witness,
"What the office paid. I told bim
$2500. He aid that was what
Dietrich wanted him to pay for the
r-ffice. . He also told m tbat Adam
Breed had Faid that .Dietrich had
asked bim $2800, or $700 a jear
for tbe four years.
"He asked me what I bad paid
Senator Tbuiston for my appoint
ment, and I eaid 'not one cent.' "
The witnees tlso said tbat Fisher
had questioned him as to whether
he (Fisher) would have to pay a
note for $2500 ' if he should give
one, and tbe witness said he had
volunteered to investigate the point
for him, and had done so. getting
legal advice that euch a note would
not be negotiable.
At a later date Fisher had come
to his store with William Dutton
and they had announced that tbey
were there for the purpose of "fix
ing up the postoffice business." He
then retired. He was told afterward
tbe matter had beeji fixed. He then
produced a mepiorandumwhich he
said he had made on the day of the
conversation, 30 minutes after it oc
curred. ; . .....
See Nolan & Callahan's special bar
gains for March.
Twenty-Men Killed on Russian
Ship Sevastopol, and 20 on the
- - Retvizan Russian Torpe
do Boat Captured in '
Sinking Condition.
Tokio, Marchl3. Admiral Togo's
report of the fourth attack on Port
Arthur by the .: Japanase .fleet on
March 10 reached Tokia late Sun
day afternoon. It ia as follows: V
"Our squadron, as ' prearra.nged,
attacked the enemy at Port Arthur
March 10. Our two torpedo flotil
las reached the mouth of the bar.
bor at Port Arthur at 1 o'clock in
the morning of March 10. Finding
no enemy and waiting until dawnj
one flotila engaged in sinking spe
cial mines in the harbor ' entrance.
. "Notwithstanding . the enemy's
fire, our flotilla succeeded in sink
ing the' mines. ., The other flotilla
met. the enemy's torpedo, flotilla,
consisting of six boats, in the. Lao
Thie channel, south of Port Arthur
at 4:30 o'clock. A hot engagement
occurred at close range for 30 min
utes. The enemy then took flight.
"Our fire greatly . damaged the
Russian Ships, one ot which . was
badly crippled by a shot through
the boilers, and another was observ
ed to be on fire. So close were the
two flotillas to each other that our
destroyers, the Asashio, Kasu
mi and Akatsuki, nearly touched
the enemy's ships and. our crews
could even hear the cries of agony
of the ipjured men on them ' ,
- "We sustained some damage and
loss. The Akatsuki bad a steam
pipe broken and four stokers were
killed thereby. Our loss was seven
killed and. eight wounded,, , Among
the latter is Chief En'gineer Mina
misawa, of the Eusumi. ' l" .
"J "Our other flotilla; " while leaving
the harbor entrance, observed two.
Russian torpedo boats coming from
seaward aod immediately engaged
them, the battle lasting oue. hour;
After causing them severe damage
one of them effected its escape, but
our destroyer, the Sasanami, "cap-
turea ine oiner Doat, wnicn - proved
to be tbe Htereguschtcm.
''Notwithstanding the land bat
teries pouring a heavy fire on our
flotilla," the captured ' vessel was
taken in tow Owing to the high
sea ihe tow line soon - parted, and
the Sasanami found it necessary to
take the crew' from - the Russian
boat and abandoned ' the Steregos-
chtchi, which finally sank at ' 10:30
o ' - : '- '; ' '
"The enemy's cruisers, the No.
vik and the Bayan, steamed out of
the entrance of the harbor toward
us, but observing tbe approach" of
our cruiser squadron, retired to tbe
harbor. Our flotilla 'suffered some
damage but cot heavy. The Sasa
nami and the Akatsuki bad two
.sailors killed and Sub-Lieutenant
Shimi of the Akatsudi,' and ' three
sailors were wounded.
"Our main and cruiser squadrons
arrived off Port Arthur at 8 o'clock.
The cruisers immediately advanced
toward the harb r entrance to pro
tect the torpedo flotilla. The main
squadron ad vaDced near Lao Thie
bhan and opened an indirect can
Bonadfi against tbe inneV harbor
from 10 o'clock to 1:40. According
to the observation made by one ot
our cruisers facing tbe entrance,
the bombard mei t was reuaatkably
effective. During our cannonade
the . enemy's Und batteries fired,
but none of our ships suffered acy
damage. ' . ,
, "Another cruiser squadroD went
to Talienwan and bombarded tbe
enemy's fortress on Samsbonatao,
damaging the buildicg thereon.
"The Russian torpedo boat . de
stroyer damaged in the third at
tack on Port Arthur was found to
be the WnusbiteriDuy, which - had
been completely sunk, the maet be
ing only visible above the water.
. "Our squadron stopped firing at
2 o clock, and returned to tbe ren
. Tientsin, March I3. A Russian
refugee who arrived here today
throws valuable additional ligbt on
the bombardment of Port Arthur
last Thursday. He says that the
attack was intended for the forts.
but the Japanese fire, overreached.
There was small destruction, and
tbe casualties were not numerous.
Twenty soldiers and two civilians
: Editor and Proprietor.
were killed and three civilians werejT
injured." Colonel Vershinin, gov
ernor, of Port Arthur, was slightly?
wounded, ' ; The Japanese used So1
or 4oo Russian shells which they
muna on tne captured transport
The refueee mentioned rhvb nnTo- -
four Japanese crniserB-war nntivA.
ly engaged. The forts replied with ;
several shots, whenever trin Juuii. -'
ese left the cover of the Lao "Thiej "
bhan promontory. Besides - thft
Retvizan, the battle ship Petropav
lovsk received Blizht damsea from
a shot. , ' ' - T
London , March ! 11. A" Chefoa
dispatch reports the progress of '
nother naval battle at Port Arthur
today. 'The " Russian 1 destroversT
and torpedo boats made a sortie. ;
from the harbor; attacking the Jap- 7
anese fleet. ' A terrific encounter ,; .
followed, in which it is reported & '
Russian destroyer and ' a Japanese,
torpedo boat were sunk with all on board.'
A Tien Tsin dispatch states
that Chinese refugees have arrived -
and report lhey mw ii RuBsiaai1
army recreating and Uiir.iig vil
lages as they went; ' : ? ; ? .'i
Tientsin, 5 March lS.Informa--0
tion from an official ' whoi was an 1
eyewitness of the bombardment' of-r
Port Arthur on Wednesday " and
Thursday is to the effect'' that the
Kussians bad 20 killed on. the bat-
tleship Sevastopol, 20' oh the Ret
vizan and 20 in the1 town. Tha i
Russians claim to have sunk a Jap- T
ane3e cruiser. ' ; 11 ' "
The Russians are prenariDe for the '
defense of Niu Chwang," finding it ; -Impossible
to stop the" landing of
the Japanese.' '
Seoul, March 12. An engage-IW
ment.took place on the 8th inBt.i'.:.
between Russians and Japanese car
airy scouts near Kasan, 57 miles
north of Ping Yang. - One Japan-
ese trooper was killed during the
ngbt. , X be Kussians eventually re
tired. : . '
; San Francisco, March . 12. Bar
on M. Kaneko, an ei-Japanese min-
ister of agriculture and. : commerce,
and member of the .Japanese parlia.- la
ment, who has arrived .here en rout
to Washington and the- St. Louia.. ;
expoBitiqQ, said today:. .; t., '
F- "I do not -understand ' what" yoa -t
Americans and ; Europeans paeaa ,-. .
when you speak of the yellow periL .lr
If you believe that the Japanese in- '
tend to unite with tbe other mem
bers of the yellow race and overrun. V
Europe and America you are very
much mistaken. I think it would .
be wiser to beware of the Muscovite .
peril. It is rcuoh more dangerous.
"As regards the neutrality of
China, we expect to take the' same
position SB outlined by Secretary
Hay. The' integrity of China must
be preserved at all costs. We do
not want her for our ally, and if
she enters the war, it must , be as
an independent nation. ' ;
"Japan is prepared to fight this
war to a finish without foreign in
tervention. She is fighting to pre
serve the peace of Asia and not for
any ambitious purposes.
"We are in the war to win and
we are prepared to remain in it as
long as Russia does. Our finances
are in the best of condition, and wo
c an always" issue a special war tax
1' it should become necessary. "
WiiRhinotnn. Mxrn.h 19. Sana.
tor Morgan today introduced a bill
for tbe government of tbe Panama
canal zine. It declares tbe territo
ry acquired for canal purposes to
constitute a government reserva
lion of tbe United States subject to
civil and military Inn nnHer V
control of tbe president of the Unit
ed to ates through the canal com
mission. The laws of Panama, ahull
coatioue until superceded by laws
ot congress; laws of the United.
states respecting cit'znsh't, im
migration, .natural. . nd the
importation of con i i. ' shall
not apply unless co .1 r . t lerwisa
shall direct. Teu ...,1 ou dollars
are appropriated to pay Panama
for the canal strip, the money to be
paid without delay, aod the presi
dent to take immediate possession
of the canal zone.
Pari?,' March 12. The court of
cassation today continued the in
vestigation of Ihe war-office docu
ment) in tbe Dreyfus case. At the
conclusion of the examination of
the papers, tbe taking of oral testi
mony .will begin.
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