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Vol. XVII. No. 19.
CORVALLIS, OREGON, JULY 2. 1901.
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Russian Army Surrounded Kuro
patkin Says in His Official Re
port That Retreat la Bsing
Attempted- Russians ,
Flee atTakusban. 7
Tokio, Tune:"28. It is reported
that another Russian ' Battleship
has been discovered stranded off the
Tiger rock entrance o PortArthur,
and it is presumed it was wrecked
while running back to Port Arthur
after the fight of Thursday night
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St. Petersburg, June 28. The
long expected battle of the passes is
on in full force, and the two armies
operating in - Che mountains, that
have been expected to come . to a
grapple since the battle of Feng
Huang Cheng, are today in heavy
.. Reports received here' admit that
the pressure baa' been- too' great for
the Russian forces to withstand and
that' they .are slowly retreating be
fore Superior force?, baUlirjg as they
go. For once the war office is free
ly iBBuing its news and great ex
citement is manifest here in , the
city, where public opinion has ex
pected a big battle for several days
Notwithstanding the fact that'
the first news received is not of a
reassuring character, the people
seem in no wise doubtful as to the
outcome and predict that the battle
will end in a victory for the Rus
sian forces. -
General Kuropatkin reports from
Liao Yang as follows: : - -
"Yesterday the Japanese attack
ed -our-' fercesecupying' Mbtiefi
Ling, Feng Choulin and Talien
passes. Our infantry and cavalry
retreated, persuaded that the advan
cing divisions of Japanese operat
ing against each of the three passes
was stronger than our own detach
In the attack on the Talien pass,
the Japanese guards, besides sever
al other regiments, took part. The
Japanese made a frontal and flank
attack. - There Was a considerable
force on both sides. : . 0-
The Japanese occupied Feng
Choulin and the Motien Ling pas
ses on the morning of June 27, af
ter having pushed back our advance,
on the evening of June 26, to Talien
pass. The Japanese continued to
advance this morning against our
position.- - -
In the hgbt yesterday for some
tune the attack afxhe Japanese in
fantry brigade was repelled. Three
battalioos engaged in a frontal at
tack; but being menaced by other
Japanese troops engaged in a flank
movement our troops, retreated. Ke-
connoiteriog' parties report that one
portion of the Japanese army is to
day moving to the . northeast with
the intention of joining General Ku-
"All reports of the past few days
state that the Japanese force against
our Manchurian army consist -. of
eight or nine infantry , divisions.
Several brigades of reserve .troops
also occupy a position in the fight
ing lines." ! ,i ttjV
A report is in circulation here
this afternoon that General Kuro
patkin lias been 'ordered to : retreat
from his present position if possible.
Much uneasiness is manifested be
cause of the large body of Japanese
that have surrounded Kuropatkin's
force. . --; ; ... - :
This rumored report is said to
have emanated from one - high e
nough in authority to Etamp it with
all the marks of truth.- .While not
an official report, it is looked upon
by the higher or middle classes . as
the equivalent of such," and much
speculation is being indulged in as
to the outcome of any attempt on
the part of General Kuropatkin to
escape without serious - loss, sur
rounded as be is ny an immense
army cf Japanese who are constant
ly drawing their lines closer.
Londcta, June 28. Japanese Min
ister Hayashi this morning, issued
the following official report of the
fighting between the Russians and
Japanese forces - which ' landed at
Takushan: - ";
"The Takushan -' army : after : 6ix
hours severe flighting, June 27, oc
cupied Fengshuilling, " 13 miles
northwest of Siuyen. ..The enemy,
consisting of five battalions of in
fantry, two regiments of. cavalry,
and a battery of 16 guns, fled in a
somewhat disorderly fashion toward
Tomu Caing andShimi Cheng. Our
casual ti; are . estimated at 100,
while thf ; losses sustained by the
enemy aire Believed to have greatly
exceeded Jhee(figures.". ".V .- " -;
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St. Luis, June 28. A souvenir
hanter'smania, coupled with a. dis
regard far the rights of property be
longing o another, has cost Santos
Dumontf the loss of several thous
and dollars, besides, in all probabil
ity prevyung bim from being a
competifpr in. the flying machine
I events as he World's .Fair.
I The vandals entered the big sheds
I in which the airsbips , are stored.
cutting $ way pieces of ,tbe suk cov
ering of the Santos Seventh, which
is the latest pattern of airship bsilt
by DumoDt, to be used by bim .m
the aerial contest at the fair. ..
The magnificent machine is prac
tically rbined, and repairs, , it: is
found, cannot be trade for the in
itial flignj; of July 4, as originaUy
How the entrance to the shed was
gained wad the great pieces of silk
cut from the frame work of the bal
loon is a. mvstery, as there are eith
er watchmen or workmen constant
ly arouna me mg; macnine.
I . The aeronaut, although . disoon
aeed. it ionca annoariced bis inten
tion of.fendeavoring to . repair the
damage -in "time to enter the first
contest, but the difficult part of this
is not eo much on . account of the
work to be done as in the time re
quired for a thorough drying and
hardening of the composition cov
ering which is used over the silk.
- Great Teeret is felt not only by-the
fair, management, but bv visitors to
the exposition as well, because San
tos Pumont's attempts have been
looked forward to with more inter
est than those of any other aeronaut
ne baying been nearly the pioneer
of anything like successful :; aerial
RUSSIANS LOSE THREE PORT
ARTHUR FORTS. '
Attack Begun at Daybreak Jap
anese Successful in Carrying "
Out : Their Plans-f-Fight
..Long and Fierce :
,.- ' Other News.
LondoD, June 30. The Tokio
correspondent of the Morning Past
says that the Japanese eecond army
has effected a juncture with the nrst
army, and that the whole force now
has a fighting- front of 120
miles. . -
The Tokio correspondent of the
Daily Telegraph says that severe
fighting: took place at Kaichou on
June 25th,' which - resulted in the
capture of that place on : the morn
ing of June Zbtb. ;,
of the serious outcome of the labor
troubles in Colorado, and the re-
peated appeals and statements made,
by both sides to- President R9oee--velt;
the bureau bf labor has. begun"
a special investigation of the sub'
ject and it is eaid will report to the -
president direct. ' ' -..: ; -;
It is reported that amors: : these-
fields of investigation will - be one
directed against General Sherman
Bell with, a 'view of disciosinfr:
whether or not his acts have been-
justified. The investigation is ' to
be conducted along strictlyimpar
tial line.-s - - r . , ,. .
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Portland, June 28. Frank Gug-
helmo, the young Italian saloon
keeper, charged with the murder of
lb-year. old freda : Uaracia, was
brought into the state circuit court
before Judge (Jlelanrt at9:dUo clock
this morning fer trial, and the task
of securing a jury was begun by the
lawyers in the case, District - attor
ney John Manning for the state,
and Dan R. Murphy for the defense.
- Xxuglielmo was pale but self-pos-Ee'ssed.
He was clean-shaven and
well-dressed. . He kept his eyes fix
ed on the floor and eat throughout
the proceedings almost motionless.
Close behind him sat the mother,
father and two young sisters of the
girl he is accused of killing. All
the parties to the case- Seemed to be
entirely free from emotion as the
examination of jurors went on, but
Guglielmo became noticeably paler
when the distriot attorney began dis
cussing the death -sentence-with ju-j
rors : who were -'aeked . concerning
their preconceived ideas of capital
punishment. , .. , , v
Of the hrst iz men called into
the jury box only three were accept
ed, all tbe otners naving . nrmiy
fixed opinions of the guilt , of the
accused. .. AH of them had read the
accounts in the newspapers and
were satisfied that they had stated
facts sufficient to warrant the con
viction of the prisoner.
Oat juror, a farmer residing some
distance from this city,-stated that
he was not a competent juror in this
case, because he could not give an
Italian a fair and impartial trial.
The questions of Attorney Mur
phj to the jurors tended to ascer
tain clearly their, views of what
constituted murder in the first de
gree and whether they believed 1
verdict of guilty as charged in this
case should be rendered if no pre
meditation or . deliberation were
proved. r ,
Objection was made by the dis
trict attorney to some forms of
questions put by Attorney Murphy
as to what they should do should
certain features in the case arise.
: "The law defining: the qualifica
tions of a juror,"" Eaid: Judge -Cle-land,
"is this: If his mind is, by
any preconceived opinion so fixed
tbat ne cannot apply tbe law as
given by the court to the facts as
given by the evidence, and cannot
render a verdict accordingly, then
he should be excluded. If he can,
he should be retained.
. Nearly the entire day was con
sumed in securing a jury.
. ;Toio, June '3O. Tqe . Japanese
arms have been, victorious , at 'Port
Arthur. Possession has ' been se
cured of ChikwansheD, . Cbitansan
and Sochoctan pits, which; form : a
part of the defenses of the.-beleag
uered fortress. Particulars of the
fighting are stow in arriving, ' Gen
eral Oku holding his official ac
count until the complete plans are
carried out. From - unofficial ac
counts, however, it is learned that
the battle lasted from an early hour
in the morning until 5 o'clock in
the afternoon, and even after the
Russians had been driven out oi
their works, they reformed and at
tempted to retake the positions.
The Japanese had been prepar
ing for the attack for a week, and
their scouts had penetrated to J the
very edges of the forts The troops
slept in their blankets to the east
ward of tbe Russian position Satur
day night,1 and at daybreak the or
der to advance was given. . The
Japanese were- formed in three
iiwe;-while tbe-aftitiOTyhad post
ed at right angles to the fort, so its
fire would prove most effective. The
mounted infantry and regular cav
alry were posted west of Pintu, with
orders to guard against any attempt
ed flankioEr movement, and at the
same time to be in a position to sup
port tbe infantry.
With the hrst taint light of dawn
the guns of the Japanese opened on
the Russians. The . fire was well
sustained and very accurate, more
than two-thirds of. the shells fired
falling inside of ; .the . .Russian en
trenchments, lbe Kussian garri
sons were not backward in , reply
ing, and their guns were served
very rapidly, in fact, tbat many of
the shells went wi,de of the mark.
The Japanese infantry and the
supporting columns moved forward
about noon, the . officers exhorting
the men to utilize every bit of cover.
The fire from , the Russian position
was steady, but failed to check, the
attacking partiesTlie.latter made
twovhaltto reform, and then swept
up the ascent to So Cho Chan ' fort
with -bayonets fixed." A", hand-to-band
encounter followed, but the
Russians were -outnumbered and
were finally compelled to fall back.
, The Japanese attack lost none of
its fierceness until the triple-linked
chain of entrenchments was taken.
The cavalry and mounted infantry
attempted to pursue the Russians,
but the Utter again reformed and
renewed the battle. The Japanese
wete too much for the Russians,
and the latter slowly retired, carry
ing most of their wounded with
them. Within So Cho San 40 dead
Russians were found, as well as
two dieabled rapid-firing guns and
a quantity of rifles "and ammuni
tion. The Japanese killed will reach
90, with twice, that number of
It is understood that the next ob
jective point of the Japanese is
Iucningtz9, the key to the eastern
defenses of Port Arthur, and its re
duction is believed to be merely a
matter of days.
The news of the success of the
Japanese arms is particularly pleas
ing at this time, following as it does
the Russian report that General
Oku and his army had retired from
Port Arthur's vicinity.
This latter report has been ridi
culed from the start by the officials
of the general staff, who have point
ed out that the eecond army had
been following the precedent already
well established of not making any
move until every preliminary , had
been attended to and success m
. Moscow,: Russia, June -30. A -tornado
swept ; the city; last night
causing enormous damage. Fortyr
five persons were killed and 13 in
jured are being cared for in the hos
pitals.-, ' ' 1 - "- -
- Two villages near here in the
track of the storm were destroyed.
One hundred and fifty deaths are
reported, there, while 85 persons
were hurt. !
The telegraph? system : was pros- -
trated and railroad communication
is interrupted.-: ;ri:i:.-
Hailstones weighing three-quar
ters of a round fell during'' the
In one grove of 250 acres
one tree was left standing. '
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EvahsvilTe", Tnd.;v June 27. Tbe
police force and a posse, which is
increasing as the news "becomes
known, are scouring the city in
search of an unknown negro, who
late last night criminally assaulted
Mies Clara Weinbach, Is years old,
after beating and forcing her escort,
Harry Smith, to retire at t"he point
of a revolver. The- outraged girl is
in a serioup condition.
Miss Weinbach and her compan
ion were returning from one of the
city parks, and while they were
passing the Chandler-avenue school
building, in the . fashionable por
tion of tbe city, a negro sprang
from hehind the corner of a build
ing and pointed a revolver at
Smith's head, muttering: -
"Run, now, run for your life."
Smith ran down the street to the
police station, where he informed
the officers. The entire police force
and as many men as could be found
returned to the scene of the assault
and.after searching for some time
found Miss Win bach lying in the
scboolhouse yard in an uncon
scious condition. ' She was taken
to the hospital, where she is suffer
ing from the effects of the shock.
The district surrounding the
scboolhouse was thoroughly search
ed, without result. . Posses were
sett in all directions and especial
ly to Baptist town, where the
bloody riots of last July occurred.
As tbe news of the assault spread
throughout tbe city hundreds of
people joined in the search, and the
police are making preparations to
protect the af sailant if he is caught.
There is considerable apprehension
that a riot will follow the capture
of the negro. .;
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