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Diseaso is claitninu many JatiancBa
Tho battleahlap Connecticut has been
Tho KtiEslon cruiser Orel broke n
cylinder on her trial trip and will bo
dlayd six months.
Tho main Russian army has retreat
ed from Mukden, leaving only a Bmall
force to guard tho roar.
The Jnpano'o army has captured Da
pass. Practically no resistance was
offorcd by tho Bussians.
A Puget sound tug tist in from Alas
ka, reports having sighted a Hussion
gunboat at Unimuk pass.
A dispatch from Constantinople says
that tho vlllago of Hnnipa, Armenia,
was tho nceno of a maBsacro of Armen
ians by Kurds. Detalla are lacking.
Hops have advanced two and t'arco
cents throughout tho Wlilamctto val
ley and at North Yakima. Independ
ence growers havo rcceied ob high as
Heavy rains havo caused serious
damaga to railroads in Western Texas,
Now Moxlco and Northern Mexico.
Several washouts aro reported on tho
Banta Fo in New Moxlco and on all
roads trains ato dolayed.
Two moto of tho Billings, Mont.,
Jail breakers havo been captured.
Unofllcial estimates by Jnpnneso offi
cers placo tho number of tliolr sick und
woundod soldiers at 45,000.
A Massachusetts justico flnod an at
tncho of tho British embassy and later
found he had exceeded his authority.
Ho has apologlzod.
United States custom officials at
Poitland beliovo that neaily 20 nor
cent of tho Chineso population of that
city aro in this country illegally.
Tho Vancouver, B. 0., police think
thoy havo in custody tho leader ot tho
three men who hold up tho Canadian
Pacific train near Mission recently.
The Philippino islands will not bo
able to exhibit at tho Lewis and Clark
fair unless aid is given. Too heavy Jan
oxponeoat St. Louis is givon as tho
A passonger train on tho St. Louis &
Iron Mountain railway was doralUd
126 miles from St. Louis and injured
35 poreons, a number of whom aro bo
badly nurt it is believed they will dio.
Roports received from noar Bhans-
hai say that the Boxors aro openly dis
tributing pamphloti couched in tie
amo language as those circulated be
fore tho rising of 1000. October 17 is
fixed as tho dato for tho extermination
of all foreigners.
Tho Chilean training ship General
liaguedana is at Ban I'ancieco.
The Japoncso aro pieparing for a
flanking movement against Kuropatkin.
Reports from Port Arthur claim that
thoro is plenty of coal fot months yet.
Figuies Just published show Japan's
financial codition to bo in good shape.
Largo numbers of Japanese rein
forcements ure being hurried to Muk
den. The Port Arthur fleot is oxpeotod to
ihako anothor attempt shortly to es-
Unlted States Senator Hoar Passes
Worcester, Mass,, Oct. 1, Georgo
Frisbie Hoar, senior United States
senator from Massachusetts, died at
his homo in this city at 1:35 o'clock
yesterday morning. The end followed
a period of unconsciousness that luul
lasted sinco early Tuesday, and en mo
so gently that only tho attendinu tiliv-
slclons woto aware of tho exact moment
of ills ending.
Tho attending physicians despaired
of tho senator's life six weeks ago, but
Btich wob the vitality exhibited by their
distinguished patient that even thoy
wcro surprised, and tho public was at
times led to cherish faith in an ulti
- On Sunday last, however, all hope
was abndoncd after a last unsuccessful
attempt to administer medicine and
nourishment. Brief lucid intervals
wcro followed by longer durations of
unconsciousness until Tuesday morning,
when tho venerablo statesman sank into
a stato of coma, from which all efforts
to rouso him proved futile. During
tho Inst hours there was not a move
ment of tho body, and only a ecarcoly
porceptiblo pulso evidenced the final
Thero were present at tho bedside
when death camo the senator's son,
Rockwood Hoar, his daugther, Mary
Hoar, and I). Warren R. Gilninu. who
lor weeks has been in Almost constant
attendnnco upon tho senior.
CLOSE ON PORT
Japanese Steadily Advancing
at Port Arthur.
SEVERAL POSITIONS TAKEN
Togo Will Withdraw Most or Squad.
ron as Enemy's Ships arc Al-
most Incapable of Resistance.
PAYNE VERY ILL.
Heart Disease Develops In narked
Torm In Postmaster.
Washington, Oct. 1. Postmaster
General Homy C. Payno is soriotuly
ill at his apartments at the Hotel
Arlington hero. Marked symptoms of
heart trouble havo dovelopod, and his
condition becaao so serious during the
day as to cause grave concern.
Mr. Payno returned recently from a
trip to tho West and appeared much
Improved, though his health has been
poor for a long timo. Ho wont to tho
White Hquho to attond the nicotinic of
tne cabinet last Tuesday and that night
wus very restless. Hu was at his desk
at tho postofllco department during tho
forenoon yesterday, although feeling
very badly, and did not return to tho
department after luncheon, remaining
in his room. Ho became very ill last
night, and has been confiuod to his bed
Dr. Mogrudoi, who was his physician
during his severe illness ot somo
months ago, has boon attending him,
and Dr. Rlxej , tho surgoun goneral of
the navy, also has been called. During
the evening President and Mm. Roose
velt called at the hotel and made in
quiries regarding the postmaster gen
eral's condition. Dr. Magruder on
leaving Mr. Payne's room later tonight
gavo out a statement which admitted
tho serious naturo 01 Mr. Payno'n con
dition, but sold tho patient was resting
STUDENTS GO ON STRIKE.
Chefoo, Sept. 30. The news received
from Port Arthur continues to bIiow n
steady, if slow ndvanco of tho Japaneso
upon tho Russian fortifications. Day
by day tho remoter positions of tho bo
leaguercd fortress aro being tokon by
the Japaneso, and that it fall is only
a matter of a short timo is tho goneral
belief here. Tho number of Chinese
refugees arriving lteio increases con
stantly, and tills it taken to bode no
good for tho Russians.
Tho last of the Chineso to arrivo
from Port Arthur report a still furthor
advance by tho Jupaneso. Thoy assert
that several of tho moat important po
sitions held by tho RubsIiuib, farthest
from tho central fortress havo been
taken by the Japanese, tho latter In
flicting considerable loss upon tho Rus
sians. The Japanese had tunneled ap
proaches to these positions and finally,
with the help of mines, mado their
way within tho fortifications. Tho
Russians were taken by surnrlsd and
wero ablo to offer little resistance.
Finding thoy wore unable to hold tliolr
own against tho Japanese tho Russians
retreated, leaving tholr dead and wound
ed behind them.
When tho Japaneso attack war. dis
cerned by tho u hor Russian forts they
at onco opened fire, and at last ac
counts this wob still being maintained.
It is considered doubtful whethor tho
Japaneso will bo ablo to retain posses
sion of tholr newly acquired positions.
Tho greater portion of tho Japanese
fleet has returned to tho Japaneso base
in tho Eliot IslaudH, tho Japaneso com
mundor having become convinced that
the Russian vessels within the hatbor
of Port Arthur ure almost Incapable of
furthor resistance and of makinc anv
sortlo into tho open sea.
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Senator Hoar Is very low and his son
lays ills death may be expected at any
Rueela is likely to again yield to the
protest of America and remove cottton
from the contraband list. ,
The steamer Cmeader, from Port
land, reported captured by Jananose,
has been released and proceeded to
President Reyes is meeting with
much opposition in the Colombian sen
4to to the resumption of amicable rela
tions with the United States,
Russia will probably demand of
Drltaln her Intentions in Thibet.
Firo at the Dethleham, Pa., steol
works destroyed property valued at
The Gorman navy Ib to bo increased.
A foreign cruiser was sighted 30
miles off Oolden Gate, which may
prove to be tho Russian vessel Korea.
The British stoamer Crusader, from
Portland to Chineso porta with lum
ber, has boon captured by Jupanoae
General Orloff will be transferred
from tho Manchurian army on ac
count of his blunder at Llao Yang, and
may oven be retired.
Carrie Nation announces that ahe
la about to begin anothor crusado at
Wichita, Kan., and asks tho women
or that city to Join her.
The Japanese have captured six
more forts at Port Arthur with a loss
ot 3000 men. One of the forts taken
guards tho water supply ot tho garri
son and city.
A Pennsylvania woman suffragist
advocates that all married women
should go on strlko and refuso to cook
for their husbands until given the
right to voto.
A freight train struck a wason load
ed with dynamite near Cumberland.
W. Va. Two trainmen were killed
and nine persons injured.
Chicago School Children Wronnlv
Believe Ncoress Is to Teach.
Chicago, Sept. 30. Fifty hoy pickets
stationed about tho McAllister public,
school here prevontcd pupils from en
toiing today None of tho pickets was
more than 15 years old.
Outside tho picket cordon, a crowd
of 700 boys and girls hooted and yelled
at the teachers looking from window s.
Kvery infant striker woro a badge to
show that ho or she belonged to a
"union." Somo of tho badges woro
merely scraps of papor with the word
"union" scrawled across it. Others
woro union buttons which their fathers
had worn. Many of the strikers car.
ried clubs, Thoy threatened violent 0
against any child daring to enter tho
The picketing wob tho result of a
"strlko" which was caused by a mis
taken belief of tho children that an as
sia'ant kindergarten teacher was colored.
After a detail of six policemen had
been sent to the school to piesorve or
der, the "strike" was "settled." A
committee appointed by the youthful
Dinners teamed mat tno rumor ol a
coloied teacher having been employed
In tho school was false. About 80 tier
cent of the strikers went back to their
classes, Truant olllcers began a search
for the absentees.
Would Try to Reach Arctic
Christiana, Norway, Oct. 1, The
Duke of Orleans has asked permission
of the government to have the Arctic
steamer Fram, in which Dr. Naneon
made his voyage to the Arctic regions,
for tho purpose of an arctic expedition
in 1005. It is understood that the ad
miralty will require that the Captain
Otto Sverdiup, tho former commander
of the Fram, shall command the vessel,
If the gowrnment agrees to the propo
sition of the duke. The plan of the
expedition lias been submitted lor the
approval of tho authorities.
Russia Orders Warships.
Parle, Oct. 1. A dispatch from
Toulon states that the Russian govern
ment has Just ordered from the Com
pagnie des Forges el Chantiers de la
Mediterraneo 11 torpedo boat destroy
ers of the latest pattern, the constrm
tion of which is to be begun at once.
Four will bo built in the dockyards at
Havre, four in the Norman dockyaids
and three at Laseyns. They will take
15 months to build. Russia has also
ordered four cruifera of the Bayan type.
Agent Greene Is Sure Oregon Cases
Will Result In Conviction.
Washington, Sept. 30. Special
Agent A. R. Greene, who has been Sec
retary Hitchcock's trusted lloutonant
in running down land frauds In Ore
gon, is in Wathlngton, conferring with
tho secretary. Discussing Oregon's
auuirs, Air. urcono said:
"Wo beliovo wd havo finishod up
that land fraud business in Oregon
Wo havo the men resposiblo hold under
indictment und it is a safe prediction
that thero will bo somo hot news out
of Portland within the next month or
two, when tho trials commence."
After describing tho methods ot tho
fraudulent operators, Mr. Greene add
ed: Tho tiMial thing happened. Ono
mombor of the gang did not think ho
was getting ills fair shuro of tho profits
and gave the thing away.
Absence of News Prom Port Arthur
Alarms the Slavs.
St. Petersburg, Sopt. 20. Tho entire
abeoncs of nows from Port Arthur, it
Is feared, indicates a closer blockado
thero. Hitherto, dispatches from
Goneral StocHscl havo been coming
through soml-wecKly. Tho admiralty
has not recoived any details of tho re
ported bco fight off Anlvn, at tho south-
eastern extremity of Sahalln. Thu
Vladivostok Bquadion, it is understood,
Ib still in the harbor. Tho cannonad
ing nt Anlvn wob probably n Japaneso
attack on blockado runners.
A telegram received hero 'from Bat
oum reporting that reserves are being
transported along tho Caucasian coast
brings tho first intimation that troops
aro being mobilized thero. Thoro aro
only two army corps In tho Caucasus,
and ono of them has apparently been
ordered to t'10 Far Kast.
Prlnro Svlatopolk-Mirsky was TO'
eolved In audience vestordav bv tho
emperor. Tho princo will assumo
churgo of tho ministry of tho interior
Tho latcct developments in tho situ
ation nt the front Is the definite estab
lishment of the fact that Field Marshal
Oynina Iiob now begun to move up his
loft. General Kuropatkin's report
shows that tho JapancBa havo reached
Drtvan, on tho west bank of tho Llao
river, a considerable concentration of
jnpnncHo is ouscrvcu ni Hiancnan, on
tho Hun river, 35 miles southwest of
Mukdon, and Japaneso cavalry Is mass
ing In tho vicinity of tho Pit river.
Tho latter Is a tributary of tho Hun
river, which crosses tho lino of railway
midway between Tlo pasi and Mukdon,
and may furnish a natural lino of ad
vance from the west.
Oyatra's armies now apparently cov
er a front of GO miles for enveloping
movements. His wings aro extended
to the northeast and west of Mukden.
Thus far tho Russians havo found llttlo
Btrongth of prossuro from tho Japanese
center. Ovama seems to bo movlna
with groat deliberation, nrobablv (lath
ering strength for n rapid advance of
both wings when an attempt is mado
to closo tho not.
Although tho imaginary lino connect
ing the oxtiomo Jupaneso advanco and
west of Mukdon still passes ten miles
below that city, It is evident that tho
lato ot Mukden cannot long bo delayed.
If General Kuropatkin intends to try
to hold tho city ilshtinir on his flanka
will begin Almost Immediately.
Continued Discussion of
pino Is Harmful.
ALcxicrr to come home.
REVOLUTION BEING PREACHED
Speeches or Antls arc Made Texts
for Plcry Editorials Report
of General Wright.
Washington, Sopt. 28. President
Rotovolt is in receipt of n letter from
Luko E. Wright, govornor of tho Phil
ippines, In which tho govornor dlecuss
os frankly some of tho conditions which
ho encountered In directing tho govern
ment of the islands. Under dato of
AugtiBt 15, Gonoral Wright wrote in
part as follows:
"Tho effect of tho continued discus
sion of tho capability of tho Filipino
for self government is having Its effect
hero, nnd makes our task more difficult
than It othorwiso would bo. Unless a
man is equipped with Intelligence And
those qualities which mako for good
cltlxonchip, tiio more easily can ho be
persuaded that ho is tho possessor of
all theso qualities. Thoso peoplo have
their full share of reckless, half-formod
characters who nro roady for intrigue
in any direction which promises them
profit or power. It is' this class which
has largely given forco and direction
to tho Agllpayan movement, and has
rectultcd its ranks from tho Ignorant
and dangorous otomenls.
"In this goneral connection, I mar
say to you as a matter of Information
that tho agitation in tho United Stales
for Filipino Indorendonco, and the
spoken and written utterances of prom
inent men who nro urging it, aro all
brought hero nnd puhishod In the
natlvo nowspapcre and aro being mado
the text for editorials insisting that
tho Filipinos arc now ready to become
an Independent nation.
"Tho effect of nil this U distinctly
injurious. Its tendency Is to ronow
tho tho inliuonco of old insurrection
loaders and mako thorn active in preach
ing tho old propaganda. This, in
turn, has the effect of demoralising
and weakening the moro conservative
and thoughtful Filipinos, who fear If
thoy speak out as they really think ther
would bo considered the enemies of
tholr peoplo and lose their prestige with
them. Those of tho mote prominent
and best educated class, and who, nat
urally, have the:r ambitions, am In.
cllned to join In tho general cry."
UNIONS TEAR WAR.
ACT OP VANDALS.
Wills City i250,000.
Boston, Oct, 1. Public bequests air.
gregating over $1,000,000, the largest
being a rift of IL'50,000 to tho titv of
New Bedford, are contained in the will
of tho late Mrs. Sarah Potter, of Bos
ton, which was filed for probate this
Oil Pointings of Czar at St. Louis
St. Louis, Sopt. 30. When tho Rus-
elan exhibit in the varied Industries
building nt tho world's fair was op
ened toduy it wiih dipcuvered that sev
eral valuable oil paintings of Emper
or Nicholas had been torn from tho
wall and mutilated by Home unidenti
fied person or persons.
Another portrait of tho emperor, a
handvomo and valuahlo panel, dono In
colored silk, had been toin from its
support and subjected to tho greatest
indignity. The oil paintings Hero torn
and thoro were marks showing that the
pictures of tho emperor had been
Tho vandalism was reported at onco
to the exposition nuthoritites, and an
Investigation ordered. Every effort is
boing mado by both tno exhibitors
and tho world's fair authorities to die-
cover tho guilty person or persons,
Officer Is Assassinated.
Geneva, Switzerland, Sept. 30,
Word has been received hero that Col
onel Blkoff, commander of the Rueuluu
guurd on the Turkish frontier, has been
assassinated. Colonol Blkoff recently
helped tho Tturks in an attack upon
Armenian revolutionists, in which an
Armenian pi lout, hearing a white flag,
was killed ns he appioaehed the Turk
ish troops. Follnwng the attack upon
tho Armenians, Colonel Blkoff permit
ted tho Cossacks, who hud joined the
Turks to pilage and mutilate the
corpses of tho Armenians.
Can't Be Meld for 1005 Pair.
Washington, t?ept. 30. The natives
of the Philippines now ut St, Louis are
under orders to return home immedi
ately, and cannot therefore bo held
over for the Portland exposition. If
any natives are to participate in that
exposition it muBt be under specific
authority of the Philippine government.
Colone Edwuids, of the insular bureau,
left today for St. Louis, and will give
further study to tho subject of a Lewis
and Clark exhibit for the islands.
Position Will Be That of An
Advisor to the Emperor.
St. Potorsburg, Sept. 20. Although
an ollicial announcement to thu effect
Is not expoctod immediately, Hince it
will require somo llttlo time to get Rur
sla's second army in the fluid, the des
ignation of Grand Duke' Nicholas
Nlcholanvitch, tho Inspector general of
cavalry, as commander In chief is re-
gardod as practically settled. Tho sit
uation at tho front, with two, and per
haps ultimately three, big armies, Is
considered to demand, ubovo alt else,
that tho Hiipremo commander ho of
such personal authority as to bo bo-
yond Jealousies and tho possibility of
intrigue on the part of subordinates,
and such a mini the empornr now rea
lizes can only bo supplied by a mombor
of tho imperial family. Grand Duke
Nicholas Is regarded as extremoly well
fitted for this great responsibility.
Grand Duko Nicholas will not rely
upon a single adviser, but on a staff
comprising tho ablest strategists of tho
gonoral staff, who In reality will con
stiute a board ot direction of military
Viceroy Aloxleff is regarded ns al
most eoiiuin to return neru. 1110 re
port that ho may become chancellor of
tho empire, however, Is exploded. He
Is more likely to retain his title and
como to St. Petersburg, nominally In
the capacity of adviser to the emperor.
and will thus efface himself as n factor
of the military situation in tho Far
Attempt to Ruin Warships.
New York, Sept. 20. With tho In
tention of ruining the hull of the hattlo
ship Connecticut, which will he
launched today, an obstruction was
placed on tho ways. When it was
placed thero, or by whom la not
known, as it was not discovered until
divers were sent down to mako an in
vestigation. Tills investigation was
mado as a matter of precaution and tho
naval ofllcers then learned that an ob.
nt ruction had been placed on tho ways
that would have destroyed the work of
Japan to Borrow Again.
Tokio, Sept, 30. Tho government
has decided to flout another domestic
loan of $40,000,000, on conditions sim
ilar to the last. It Is piobable that
the conscrlptlou law will be amended,
increasing the service In the reserve
five years, and making the regular re
serve service total 17 years und five
months. This means a largo increase
in tho strength of tho army,
Carshops are Closed.
Chicago, Sept. 20. Tho Chicago,
Rock Island b Pacific railroad company
today practically closed down its car
and locomotive shops hero. The en
forced idleness camo unexpectedly.
Tho union boiler makers employed In
the shops had mado demands for high
er wages a few days beforo tho shut
down came. Genoral Superintendent
of Motivo Power Reed, however, denied
that the shutdown was In any wuy at
tributable to theso demands.
Plants are Adopting "Open
Chicago, Sept. 28. The opening of
tho plants of tho International Har
vester company and tho Pullman com
pany on tho "open shop" busts, free
from labor union reflations. hu
Alarmed Chiairo labor leaders.
Tho fact that ,000 union men will
Ingly returned to work for tho big har
vester company, under tho new condi
tions, is admitted to presage disruption
of theii unions.
Fear is expressed that tho recent de
feats of lahoi unions, and tho reduc
tions obtained in wages, may bo fol
lowed by many othor large concerns.
That a giavo crisis is felt in labor
union affairs reams to ho certain from
the failure of the sto kyardB, thn ma
chinistH and tho uarnicnr. unrk,.r.
strikes. All these walkouts havo re-
suited disastrously for tho union men
anil women. In addition to this, tho
following companies havo reduced
tholr wage scale and established the
Inland Steol company, Illinois Steel
company, Republic Iron & Steel com
punv, und concerns in tho Chicago
Metal Trades association. Afttr being
closed down sinco September 15, tho
cor shops ot the Pullomn company re
opened with a forco of 2,000 men, out
of n total of 7,000, who atrreed to ...
cept n cut of 10 to 20 per cent in their
Tho union loadora nro inclined to lay
tho blame on "lack of proper organic.!,
tion," and government oflicials for fos
tering tho policy of thn "open shop"
by their action in tho caso of employee
of tho government printing bureau.
London, Sept. 20. The British tor
podo boat destroyer Chamois bus been
lost off the Inland of Ceplmlonlo, in
tho Mediterranean. All on board were
saved. While going at full speed on a
trial yesterduy, a screw blade camo off,
pierced tho botton of tho destrovor and
Race Riot In Mississippi.
Momphls, Tenn., Sept. 28. Two
negroes were killed and thioo fatally
injured in n raco riot near Lynchburg
Miss., 15 miles south of Memphis to.
day. Tho shooting took place on the
plantation of J. J. Johniou, who with
his sons and two friends, went Into a
field to gather u load of corn. As tho
white men were driving tholr wagon
from tho field n fuslllado from a party
of blacks met them. Tiru firo was re
turned, with tho result tliut two ne
groes were killed outright and threo
were fatally shot.
In Miners' Pavor.
Scranton, Pa.. Sent. "8. .t,i,.
Gray, to whom was referred the eon.
troversy of thu coal mlnem nn n.
check weighman question, and which
had previously been adjudicated by
..w.. ., ,r.Hm ,11 ravor ot tiio min
ers, has also decided thu i-suo in tho
same way. His decision was received
by both W. L. Connoll and T. D. Nleh
olls, of the board of rniwillnU,,,,
m. f "- MtinuiH
nu iwruier represented tiio
and tiio latter tho miners.
Winter May End Plghtlng.
Mukden, Sept. 28. Doubts uro be
ginning to bo felt as to whether it will
bo poes'blo to continue tho campaign
through the winter, which begins in
November, Tho Chinese havo been
unable to harvest tholr crops, and thero
piobably will bo much dlstiess, as It U
very difficult to brim: un stora fm,..
China or the native population.
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