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Vol. XVII.-No. 35.
CORVALiLISi' OREGON, OCTOBER 15. 1904.
B.F. IRTHfB Kdtter.
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Russian Advance Stopped'
perate Engagement, at Yentai
Kuropatkin Causes the En- '
' emy to Fall Back, but
. Turned the
ship Georgia was launched at 1:53
today. : ... -.- -
Excursion! 3ts from all sections
o! Maine had come to witness the
launching, and the party entertain
ed by the officials of the company
included Governor M. Terrell, of
Georgia, Congressman Carter Tate,
Mrs. Tate, Wido of the late Major
William Tate; Miss Stella Tate and
others of Georgia. Mis3 Tate, in
her duties as sponsor, also had per
sonal supervision of, the launching.
BRYAN SAYS HE COMES TO
SPEAK FOR PARKER.
battle is now raging about six miles
.Tokio, Oct. 11,t The Japanese
gunboat Hei Yen struck a mine in
Pigeon' Bay, west ef Port ", Arthur,
September. 18, and sank. Only fonr
of her crew were rescued.
. The loss of the armored gunboat
! 00(jl'. was announced today and permis
. .Lt -;miiasion was granted by the authorities
Begins Tour of Indiana Large
Crowd Attends," Which Is Pre-
sided Over by John . W. .
. Kern -Bryan Holds a
. Other Newe,
north of Yentai railroad station.
The Japenese on Sunday fell back
along the whole front, and the Rus
sian advance guards crossed the
Schili river, about half way between
Mukden and Xiao Yang, and came
within three miles of Yenlai; but
yesterday the Japanese received
strong reinforcements of infantry
and artillery.and not only held
their positions,' but even' assumed
the offensive. ; -' ;: ;1;
London, Oct. 11. The" British
government is closely watching to
discern the cause and effect of Gen
eral' Kuropatkin'6 forward move
ment. Baron: Hayashi, the-. Japan
ese minister here, conveyed such in
formation as he possessed to Foreign
Minister Lansdowne on 'Monday.
Baron Hayashi deprecates the ridi
cule that is being showered by , the
English Press on General Kuropat
kin's proclamation. ;- ,
' "Even the assumption of the ia
itiative," said the Japanese minis
ter, "must benefit the Russian for
ces. I no. more believe that Gener
ic. AIT. rT3 A TT .
ml T 1 - i "
ine jeweier ana vpucian.
al Kuropatkin's move is a bluff
than I believe that Marquis Oya
ma'a lack of aggression is due to an
attempt to lure Kuropatkin into a
trap. The .situation, seems quite
simple. Oyama, adoptingthe most
gautipos method, has been fortify
ing, step by step, and never advanc
ing unless he was able to assure the
absolute safety ; of his constantly
lengthening lines of communication.
He must have had great difficulty
in bringing up sufficient supplies
and ammunition for his large army,
which were depleted greatly at the
battle of Liao Yang. If he had
been ready, . he would doubtless
have taken that advantage which
belongB in all warfare ; to the ag
gressor and attacked Kuropatkin at
Mukden. It is a point in Kuropat
kin's favor that he was ready to re
treat. ' '
"A week from now there Bhoald
be a decisive battle, and is likely to
.occur at Liao Yang or on the Taitz
river. Skirmishes will 'take place
meanwhile, but. unless 1 am very
much mistaken (be Japanese will
not make a determined stand until
Kuropatkin reaches the scene of his
receBt deieat. Our lines of com
munication and our supplies and
ammunition could scarcely have
reached perfection to any point
north oi Liao xang.
"It does not matter much wheth
er Kuropatkin has assumed the of
fensive upon orders from St. Peters
burg or by his own desire. He has
taken a tremendous risk, and it is
not tor me to say whether he was
justified or not. It is all very well
enough to say that the Russian
commander leaves bis communica
tions open to. attack: but only t
very large force can adequately dis
turb such lines as Kuropatkin pos
sesses. I hear on good authority
that he has got men standing al
most shoulder to shoulder along the
railway.. I would not be surprised
if Kuropatkin, instead of continu
ing a frontal attack, should launch
the whole of his army against Gen
eral Kuroki's flanking force. It
would be a bold stroke and precipi
tate a great struggle, but the Rus
sians are not accustomed : to moun
tain fighting and would be handi
capped, even though superior in
to publish the details of the disas
The He! Yen struck a mine off
Pigeon Bay on the night of Septem
ber 18 and foundered. Nearly 800
persons, her entire , complement,
were drowned. Two petty . officers
and two sailors managed to reach
Chiaopai Island, from which they
were rescued. ." . . -
' The Hei Yen,' which was engaged
In guard duty off Pigeon . Bay, was
missed by the fleet and a search for
the. vessel was immediately begun.
The .petty officers and sailors found
on. Chiaopai Island reported that at
dusk on September 18, a storm
came up, accompanied by high seas.
Tte Hei Yea endeavored to return
(to her baee, when - she suddenly
struck a floating mine, which ex
ploded under : her starboard side
amidships. The vessel began to
sink and an attempt was made to
oner the boats. The boats were
swamped and the crew jumped in
to the sea, . where, owing to the
heavy combers, theywere quickly
The Japanese fleet carefully
searched the patrolled locality, but
failed to find any other survivors
An official announcement of the
disastet, issued today, says:
"It is highly regrettable that no
reDcrt in anv form has been receiv'
ed of the fata of the" other survivors.
The sad event was made worse on
account of the weather, which must
have added greatly to the already
awful result caused by ,the explo
sion of the mine."
The Hei Yen's compliment was
300 officers and men. Eleven of
the crew had previously been ,de
tached for special duty. .
Mukden; Oct. ;11.---The battle
commenced this morning along the
line of the railroad ' with a terrific
artillery fire on both sides. The
railway line almost to Yentai is in
possession of the Russians, The
station itself has been damaged near
ly beyond recognition.
: The weather is beautiful and the
sound of cannonading is audible a
distance of 40 miles. , . . .,:
It is impossible to tell how the
day's fighting will develop. ; s :,
Bath, Me Oct. 1L The battle-
Astoria, Or., Oct. 11. The steam
er George W. Elder arrived in port
this morning with the hag at halt-
mast out of respect to the memory
of Boatswain James Williams, who
waa drowned by being thrown over'
board by a pitch of the vessel after
she had passed over a rough bar
when the Holder was near the gas
buoy. During the passage of the
vessel from San Francisco it Is cue
tomary to Icarry a small: boat on
the davits over the side to be of im
mediate use in case of an emergen
cy call for its ; use. In swinging
this in from the d.avitts, Boatswain
Williams was in the boat, and with
a lurch was thrown out into the
It was at 8:20, and the ebb tide
was running very strong, but
soon as the cry of "man overboard'
was heard, Captain Randall signal
ed to stop the engines and called
for volunteers to man a boat, as the
eea was running too high to order
a boat away unless the men con
sented. a irst omcer Mason was
the fir6t to respond, and selected
three men to accompany him, and
the small boat out of which the
boaUwam had been thrown
When the first cry of "man over
board" was made some one . threw
from a stateroom a life-preserver.
which it was thought at the time
Williams had Becured. Mason and
bis crew of three men searched for
40 minutes on the breaking bar for
their comrade without , success, and
Captain Randall . never expected
that the boat would reach the M
der again, and blamed himself for
permitting it to start. The bar tug
Wallula was in Bight, and when
her captain saw that something was
wrong, hurried to her assistance
ran out over the bar and picked up
the life-preserver, but saw nothing
of the man.
C ASTOR I A
for Infant3 and Children.
Ito jOna Yon Have Always Bong)
RUE TO HIS PARTY.
Indianapolis, Oct. 12. Every
available inch of floor space in
Tomlinson Hall was crowded to
night : during : a political meeting,
which marked the close of the first
day of William J. Bryan's tour of
Indiana. . v--'
Mr. Bryan arrived in Indiana in
special train this afternoon; hav
ing spoken at Rockville, Veders-
burg and .Urawfordsvllle en route
from Terre Haute. During the
hours preceding the meeting Mr.
Bryan held a public reception at a
hotel. An illuminated parade es
corted Mr. Bryan and ' the entire
committee to the hall. i
John W.1 Kern, Democratic can
didate for governor, presided, and
in introducing Mr. Bryan, said: ' '
"I present to you a man who
came out of the campaign id -1900
with a strong hold on the affections
ef the American people, but he
came from : the St; Louis conven
tion with a stronger hold on .the af
fections', of the . democratic party
than he ever had before."
Mr. Bryan was greeted with
cheers and the waving of hats and
handclappmg. He began:.
"1 nave appeared in this hall in
a different role from that in which
I now appear. I come tonight not
as a Moses to guide the party, but
on an errand; speaking of whom I
call a Moses, Alton if." Parker."
Throughout his speech, in which
he insisted that it was not for the
aake-oflba appeatance of !bein2. in
line" but through sincerity that he
championed the cause of Parker
and Davis and a united democratic
party. Mr. Bryan was interrupted
by repeated cheering, and the very
large crowd remained attentive un
til the end.
Mr. Bryan in his Rockville ad
dress also denied the charge that
his wishes for the success , of the
democratic ticket this year were not
earnest. He called attention to the.
importance of the legislative ticket,
as there is a United States senator
so elect in Indiana. .' He said ' the
Bacon resolution was defeated in
the United States Senate . by but
only one vote, and continuing said:
Had the resolution passed, there
would have been no war in the
Philippines, $6,00,000,000 we have
spent to force a foreign government
upon the people of those islands
would have been saved, and eeveral
thousand American soldiers whose
bodies have floated back across the
Pacific would have been saved and
the disastrous results of this war of
conquest would not have been."
He regarded the Bacon resolu
tion, he said,' as the most import
ant question the United States sen
ate has had before it in a quarter
of a century. Popular election of
senators was urged.
had been held out, would be moBt -disastrous.
For 'all these reasons
General Kuropatkin's friends are ;
convinced that, the offensive waa .
taken with open:" eyes ' and with a
full appreciation" of its difficulties
and a firm belief that victory would -be
achieved. On the other hand,
some of. his enemies are unkind .
enough to intimate that General
Huropatkin. has rashly risked his
army, knowipg that victory will '
now insure his selection as . com- ,'
mander-in-chief of both Manchuri
an armies. . .- .
According to the advices received
by the war office here, the Japan
ese hold entrenched lines extending
in a semicircle north of the Yentai '
railroad station erroneously report- . '
ed to have been captured by the
Russians. Thence they have a se
ries of arcs covering the Yentai
branch road, including - the mines
whence their ' lines run southeast
toward the Taitz river, thus inclos
ing the mountainous region form
ing the triangle of their main posi
tion. ':." ' ' "' '
General Kuropatkin's right seem
ingly is carrying out a strong flank
ing movement eastward,. as report-,
ed by the" correspondent of ,the: As- .
sociated Press at Shanpintaidze.but
whether it 1b intended to push it
home, or whether it is only a feint
to cover an ultimate attack against
Field Marshal Oyama's left has not ,
yet developed. The latter view is
held by many omoers here, who be
lieve Kuropatkin's purpose is to '
crumple up the Japanese left push '
them off eastward from the railroad,
and then carry . the .Japanese tri
angle, compelling them to retire in
the direction of the Yalu river,
thus clearing the way through Liao
Yang for possession of the railroad
southward, and possibly enabling
Kuropatkin to relieve Port Arthur,
which, as announced in the Rus
sian General's order of the day, is T
his main objective. ,
Still the best-informed members
of the general staff are inclined to
think that the strategic battle must .
depend on the manner in which the '
engagement develops.. It is pointed
out that, rrr - the event of . iefeat,,
which Kuropatkin must constantly '
bear in mind, since , the Japanese
then will doubtless try to puBh
through stra'ght to Tie Pass, it will;
be necessary for him to keep his '
heaviest battalions east. .
The etorv cabled from Shanghai
to the London Telegraph by . Ben
nett Bui leigh, that Oyama will be
recalled, and that General Nodzu
will be made commander in-chief
ofj the Japanese forces attracts live- .
ly interests in military circles here.;
It is now known that General Nod-
zu's action in the battle of Liao ,
Yang, in prfasing a portion of his,
army across the Taitz river to co
operate with General Kuroki, thus
increasing the strength of the Jap
anese flanking force, and threaten
ing Kuropatkin's communications.;
made it impossible lor the Russian .
commander, to risk continuing his .
original plan of striking ihe Japan
ese right, and; forced , the Russian
retirement. According to a Rus
sian , general, who has just re
turned here from Liao Yang, the
Japanese , had 140,000 men, six
double divisions and , four brigades
across the river when Kuropatkin
ordered a retreat. . , ,
St. Petersburg, Oct. 13. Appre
hension is caused by the Tokio dis
patch saying Field Marshal Oyama
reports that he is gaining ground
and has cut off a Russian column
below the Taitz river. It is Only
natural, alter tne repeated reverses
already suffered that the Russians
fully realize how much General
Kuropatkin has staked on . the as
sumption of the offensive. The bat'
tie now 1 in progress probably will
outweigh in importance the hard
fight at Liao Yang. For Kuropat
kin's victory, partial orcomplete, is
necessary, v Defeat would certainly
spell rum for bis military repute
tion and probably prove a disaster
of the first magnitude to the Rus
sian army. :
it the Japanese should roll up
Kuropatkin's advance now, all
hope of an aggression success in
this campaign or of relief of Port
Arthur would be ended probably
for this year, but Russian success
how means a winter eampaign and
immensely enhanced prestige, not
only: for ' Kuropatkin personally
but for the Russian arms ' in Man
churia in the eyes of the Chinese.
which is an important factor in the
present situation. The effect also
of defeat upon the gallant garrison
of Port Arthur, after hopes of relief
In the Circuit Court of the State of Oregon
for the County of Benton. , ( , . , t
Ell Tyler, Plaintiff, ; ;..
- vs. . .
Howard Tyler, Defendant.
To Howard Tyier, above . named defendant,
in the name of the State of Oregon, you are '
hereby required and commanded to appear
and answer the eomplalut filed against you la
the above entitiea suit in said court on or be
fore Monday the 28th day of November; 1904, and .
if vou fail so to appear and answer the plain
tiff will take a decree against you for the relief ,
demanded In complaint herein, towit: .
a. aecree ais&oiving ine marriage contract
now existing between vou and the olaintiff and
for the care and custody of Homer Tyler and :
Frank Tyler, the issue of said marriage, by the
piainun ana iurmer oecreeing ner the costa
and disbursements of this suit agttlnst you.-
Thia summons is published by order of the
Hon.VIrgil E. Watters, County judge of Benton
County,Oregon duly made on September 12.
1904, in and by which order it Is prescribed
that this summons be published In the 1 Corval
lis Times, for six consecutive and successive
weeks. The date of the first publication of this
summons is Sept 17, T904. .
. i ' Attorney for Plaintiff,:'
New York, Oct. 11. The gun
boat Paducah was successfully
launched at the shipyards of the
Gas Engine & power Company aad
the Charles L, Seabury Company,
on the Harlem river, at Morris
Heights, today. Miss Annie May
Yeiser, of Paducah, Ky., the spon
sor, broke the bottle of champagne
over the vessel's bows."