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Fire destroyed reveral business
houses in Oalcwood, Texas. Loss, $75,
A resolution dlannrovina of reci
procity with Canadi was adopted in tho
Vermont houbo without opposition.
Intenso fog and terrible condition of
tho roads hnve put a stonp to all move
ments of tho two armies south of Muk
den. Dr. Atkinson, who organised the
school system in the Philippines, de
clares the natives aro n)t capnble of
Thero nre rumors of Colombian
troopB gathering near Gulebra with tho
intention of making tin attuck thero on
oven bor 3, the first anniversary of
thn recession of Panama from Colombia.
Tiie British army council has Issued
an order which, instead of cnlisii-ig
tlirco jonis with tho colors und nino in
tho roserve, infantry of (ho lino will in
tho futuro enlist for nine years with
tho colora and threo in tho reservo.
For tho first time in tho his 0 y of
the money order systom, tho number
Issued during Ihu Inst fiscal joir rencli
ed 60,000,000. The Viiluo ol tho (.
mestlo orders issued was $378,778,438
ami tho internatoinal momiy orders la
sued woro valued at 42,550,150,
llusela resonte penco talk and regards it
as a mofct lnopjioituuo time to broacli
China's opposition to tho treaty of
Gieat Hillnln with Thibet may upsot
General Kuropatkin lias abandoned
his hendqnarters at Mukden, remaining
with tho troops In Ihu Hold.
Since tho fighting began south of
Mukden the Russian lohtes havo never
been lets than 2,000 (Kir day.
Troops and bandits engaged in n bat
tle near Mexico City. Threo men noio
killed and a number wounded.
Firo destroyed tho works of the
Anchor Rubber Tire company, at Set
acket, I.. I. Loss, $2UU 000.
A dispatch from Shanghai rays that
it is reported tho Japanese sheila havo
sunk tho Russian ciulser Bayan in tho
harbor at Port Arthur.
Tho Jury in the case of Philip We In
seimer, on trial in Now York for ac
cepting a bribe to eettlo strikes, ro
turned a veidict of guilty.
A general falling oft from the attend
ance of last year is shown by tho offic
ial enrollment tlguioi ut Harvard uni
versity, Tho authoiitiee attribute tho
decrease to soma extent to tho increas
ing rivalry of Western colleges.
A treaty of peaco has been signed bo
tween Chile and Bolivia.
' RtiRsIa still realises that the position
oHier Manchurlan army is critical.
Firo destroyed a large raisin plant
near Fresno, burning 200 tons of seeded
English war experts agree that the
temporary success of tbo Russians can
have little effect in tho end.
STIR UP PANAMA.
American Canal Commissioners
Now York, Oct. 22. A World Bpec
ial from Washington says:
"Matters havo reached a point where
n strong hand is required to prevent not
only open rupturo with Panama but
scandal in connection with the cnnnl
commission. During its short stay on
tho isthmus membets of tho commis
sion developed a feud among them
selves, whilo thoy were involving tho
administration in trovblo with Panama
and tho result will bo that two or more
of tho commissioners will be asked to
step out as quietly as possible after tho
"One of tho two clilof reasons for
sending Secretary Taft to tho isthmus
clothed with plenary powers is that lm
may fully invcstlgato tho conduct of all
tho commissioners and ilecldo which
ones shall be removed. The immediate
Impelling reason for his trip is to re
store friendly relations with Panama.
The president and Secrotary Taft have
known all along of tho friction between
tho commission and Panama and be
tween tho commission nnd Mr. Barrett,
but it was not until Mr. Barrett sub
mitted his report on isthmian affairs
that thero was any suspicion that some
of tho commissioners had been violat
ing tho president's orders. At tho
same time, it was revealed by Mr. Bar
tett's report tlitit the Isthmians aro on
the verge of opon revolt, with resort to
nrniB, against wlint thoy regard as (ho
hlgh-handod and unwarranted actions
of tho canal commission In direct vio
lation of the canal treaty, both in letter
"Tho president was astounded at tho
startling nous brought by Mr. Barrett.
He sent for William N. Giomwoll,
counsel for Panama. It was demon
strated hy Cromwell that tho methods
employed by Admlial Walker and Gen
eral Davis only served tonngor tho peo
ple of Panama. Tho extent to which
those comtnlssionorB,.whoaro elated for
roj.oval, havo offended is not divulged,
but it is charged that Homo of them
havo Accrtoly conveyed information of
great valuo regarding prosed I vo con
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Russians Try to Make
Shore of Hun.
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Hunters are reported to have killed
a number 01 cik in the mountins 01 me
taatern part of Linn county, Oregon.
Tho game waiden is investigating.
Accoiding to a Japanese official the
Russian forces engaged in the battle
south of Mukden consisted of about
200,000 Infantry, 20,000 caalry and
J. K. Bennett, of Portland, has sub
mitted the lowest bid for the consttuc
tion of the government buildings at
the 1005 fair and he is likely to be
awarded the contract.
A field party sent out by the recla
mation service to investigate the possi
bility of diverting the waters of the
John Day river to the Umatilla lands
in Eastern Oregon, says it is too costly.
A rough estimate places the expense at
11,600,000 for a canal.
Louisiana Planters are Trying to
Now Orleans, Oct. 21. -A groat near
city of labor exists in Louisiana, and
tho effect 1b being felt not only on the
plantations, but also on tho extensive
leveo work now in progiesf,. Forty,
nine'stato and district contracts outside
of the work being done by the federal
government aro under way. They
covor many miles of new leveo and re
pair work. Most of these contracts
aro required to ho finished by January
1, but tho contractors are unable to
obtain laborers. Agents of the con
tractors are in tho city seeking hands.
Thero aro also representatives of
planting interests hero today to meot
the incoming steamer I.igttrla with
over 1,600 Italian immigrants. Nono
of these laborers aro contracted for,
nnd tho agonts of tho planters have
como to make terms with them as soon
as they leavo tho ship. Country ne
groes continue to gravitato to tho city,
and that is given rb one of the causes
for tho scarcity of labor.
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All hope of relieving Port Arthur
this season has been abandoned by the
Kuropatkin is fighting doggedly to
prevent an utter rout of his forces.
The Montana mineral display will be
transferred horn St. Louis to Portland.
A Massachusetts commisslonei has
smarted for Portland to select a alto foi
1005 fair building.
A number of torpedo boats believed
to have been built Inr Japan have been
shipped from Newport News, Va.
A mortar batteiy exploded at Fort
Uauks, on the Atlantic toast, killing
throfl artilelrymen and injuring eight
The loeees of tho Russian army in
the week of battle south of Mukden la
placed at 40 000 The Japanese have
lost half as many.
The Fouiteneth infantry, now in the
Philippines, will be bi ought back to
this country next February and sta
tioned at Vanouver barracks, succeed
ing the Nineteenth, which will be sent
to the islands.
All official advices are withheld at
St. Petersburg and the people are pre
pared for the worst.
Japanese Have Suffered Terribly
at Port Arthur.
Ch'cago, Oct. 22.- A special to the
Daily News from Cliefoo says:
According to a camp-follow or, who
has bren for some time with the Japan
ese army now besieging Port Arthur,
and who Is at present in Ohofoo, hav
ing arrived from Dalny, the number of
Japanese killed bofore thn forts ha
reset e I 50,000, He cays the mikado's
im-n recklessly attacked tho strongest
positions, making bold rushes in mass
es, tho soldiers being stripped nl their
nc-outron eats and clothing, Tho ro
Htilt was that the Russian machine guns
mowed them down.
lie also asserts there is somo talk
nmong the ofllcms and men that leads
to the belief that the Japanetu mean to
tty to curry tho inner forts and citadel
ROADS ARE IN THEIR PAV0R
Retirement Is Ordered After Ter
rific Plflhtlno, In Which Much
Damage Is Inflicted.
LIuo ong, Oct. 19. General Oku,
commanding tho Japanese loft, has ad
vanced from his position on tho south
bank of tho Shokho river in tho direc
tion of Chlouliuchangtaou, 15 miles
north from Hang Cheng, with detach
ments pushing on the double quick to
tho west of Fushung, and the cast of
Filling. II is Geneial Oku'a object to
make imposslblo the retreat of tho Rus
sian right along tho railway. Tho
enemy's main forco is based at Chlen
liuchnngtsou, extending (or three miles
northward with Isolated bodies of
troops on both sides of tho railroad.
Russian reserves uro located above and
IhiIow tho bridgo leading across tho
Hun river, northwest of Manhalpao,
and tho Russian light is hastening to
reach tills position.
Tho rearguard has already been en
gaged by the Japanese, but tho Russian
scouts posted on tho hills east of Man
dafu wore observed yesterday afternoon
and 11 change of plan c( Russian letroat
Tho rotrcat of tho Russian right was
preceded by a terrible attack on tho
part of General Oku'a forces, which re
sulted In n stubborn Mruiuilo Instiiiir
over three hours, covering n tonitor;
of nearly live miles. Tho Russian ar
tillery directed a steady firo at tho ox
trcmn right Hank of tho Japanese loft,
forcing it to retreat ono mile across n
scries of low hills. Thero n rally was
effocted and lelnforcemonta wore re
ceived from General Oku'a main atmy.
Thoextromo light returned to its
original position, supported by heavy
aitillery firo from three strong points.
After an artillery duel of leas than half
an hour, tho Russian firo opened all
along tho lino and a futioun attack was
delivered by the Russians, which tern
porarily stopped tho Japanreo advance.
Tho enemy was repelled, but repeated
the attempt to dislodge tho Japanese
vanguard six times, being worsted in
every Instanco, but inflicting great
damago and sustaining torrlMo .osses.
Atter the sixth advanco tho Russians
turned to a hasty retreat. Thoy left
their dead nnd sovoral guns behind,
but managed to take with them the
greater number of tho latter and their
JOY IN RUSSIA.
Army Is Said to Have
8t. Petersburg, Oct. 20. There is
jubilation throughout tho city over tho
nows that General Kuropatkin has re
sumed tho offensive, nnd tho holiday
which began with littlo heart closed
brighter. Tho crowds in the strcots
and the illuminations in honor of tho
czarevitch's nameday gavo a tingo of
brilliancy to an evening otherwise de
pressing, through a constant dtlzzle of
rain. Newsboys up to midnight raced
through tho thoroughfares with evening
extras, shouting "Great Russian vic
tory," and the crowds bouaht tho pa
pers greedily. Groups of men in bril
liant uniforms, or in evening dross nt
the hotels and restaurants, discussed
tho change in tho fortunes nf war, but,
as n whole, the population was stow to
tako fire. Nows ol tho earlier reverses
had been received stolidly, nnd tho re
ports of Russian successes and tho cap
ture oi guns were quietly accepted with
satisfaction, but with consldorablo reserve.
Tho emperor marked tho day by ap
pointing his youthful heir chiot of the
cadet cotps, and by a tikaso pensioning
the survivors, widows and orphans of
the Tiirklsh-Russlun war and promoting
all tho retired captains of the Turkish
Russian war to tho lank oi lieutenants
Secretary Taft Will Show
Pear of America Undue.
NO IDEA 0P CREATING COLONY
President Desires Republic to Knot?
Alms of This Nation Party
Will Go In November.
CZAR MUST TAKE INITIATIVE.
Japanese Retreat Cut Off.
Mukden, Oct. SO. It Is repotted
that tho Russian army is advancing.
Rain is hindering everything. Tho
rivers uro bnnkfull ami the fords nro
impaNsablo. There nro no bridges.
Supplies of all sorts nio delayed.
News has just been recleved that the
Japanese left flank has been driven
back with heavy loss and its retreat
cut off. A Russian leglmont Is now
being hurried to tho bumic in the hope
of completing tho rout. There was
fighting today on both sides of tho great
THOUSANDS MAY DC LOST.
emigrant Ship With 2,200 People
Reported to Have Gone Down.
London, Oct. 20. Tho Standard
prints a dispatch from Vienna in tills
morning's Issun, stating a rumor is
prevalent at Flume, on tho Adrlatlo
coast, that a Cunard linor with 2200
emigrants on board, which left that
city last week, has sunk off the Span
ish coast in a storm.
Considerable excitement has been
created hero by the report, although It
Is believed if such a calamity had 00
curred, London or Liverpool would
havo received nows of it from a point
nearer tho alleged scene of the disaster
Telegraphic Inquiry made ut Liver
pool, wliero tho Cunard lino has its
iiritlsb offices, elicited no furthoi news.
Ono of the officials declared he had re
ceived no such report, and as far as ho
knew, none ol his colleagues was In
possession of more information than
was given to tho world by tho Stand
ard. The Standard is u reliable paper.
It prints tho rumor without comment
ing on It, simply giving it for what it
Supplies Prom Day City.
San Francisco, Oct. 22. Quarter
master Major Devol has rocehed in
structions from Washington that here
after San Francisco will bo the point
from which all western poets will
receive their supplies. According to
tho oiders sent out by the department,
all depots in the western third of the
United States are to ho aholithed and
the 15,000 troops now located in West
ern United States, Alaska and the
i'hilippines aro to be cared for hy one
station in this city. Supplies will be
kept sufficient to last a year.
Drltish Troops Snowbound.
Pari Jong, Oct. 22 The headquar
ters of the British Thibetan forie, con
sisting of two companies of mounted
infantry, is snowbound ut Pari, a
foitress nr Uoutan, Thibet, The
command marched through Pari Jong
Pass in the midst of a blinding snow
storm, 'during which it went into
camp. Two men died during the
night. The snow is drifting and the
road has been obliterated, which may
compel tlifi force to remain.
Red Cross to Give Assistance.
Ilerlin, Oct. 22. As a result of the
visit hore of a delegate of the Ruslsan
Red Cross Central committee, the Gor
man Red Cross society has decided to
send further assistance to the seat of
war. and will erect a Germin hospital
at'Irkutks, Siberia, and will provide it
with military ambulance trains. Ne
gotiations are in progress regarding a
similar offer to Japan,
Baron llayashl Tays Japan Cannot
Judge ir It Is Time for Peace.
London, Oct. 10. Tho Japanese min
ister hore, Ilaron Hayuslii, in an Inter
view today, on the result of last week's
fighting, said tc the Associated Press:
"The wai will do continued through
the wlntor. which in some respects is
more suitable for operations than tho
summer. Tho next point of real im
portance to be taken is Tie Pass,
When that is accomplished there is
nothing to preveut tho Japanese ad
vance to Haibln."
Tho minister expresrod tho utmost
confidence in tho Immediate continua
tion ol tho Japanere advance, adding:
"With reference to the peace usa
bilities, I can only ray that the desire
for peace Is but a natural feeling of hu
manity, and the result of tho horror we
all feel at tho awful cninage now ink
ing place. Hut It is late in tho day t
be teiriflod at what is happening, It
should havo been foreseen and prevent
ed, It is not for Japan to judgo If tho
time haB arrived to talk about peace.
This rests with the government of Em
Time to End War.
Washington, Oct. 10. Tho war in
thn Orient has enlisted tho closest at
tention of the administration, and It is
felt that tho time is approaching when
it will be in order for the great neutral
powors to move toward the restoration
of peace. President Roosevelt has
from the first stood ready to uso his
Kood offices to stop hostilities, but he
is estopped from moving by tho fact
that it lias been the unbroken rule of
our government to wait until it is as
sured that both sides to a controversy
ol this kind are willing.
To Avenue Murder of Missionary.
Washington, Oct. 21. John Tyler,
Amur lean vke consul general at Tehe
ran, Persia, has cabled tho stute de
partment that Ihu shah has telegaphed
the ciown prince of Tabriz toarrest im
mediately the murderers of Dr. Labor I,
the American missionary who was
killed many months ago by funutiial
Persians. Some of the mon already
have been apprehended, and tho tele
gram is understood to mean that the
others are to be brought to justice.
Russia After rast Cruisers.
London, Oct. 10. The Daily Tele
graph's St, Petersburg coi respondent
gives credit to the report that Russia is
purchasing seven fast cruisers, three
each from Chile and Argentina and one
MINERS' STRIKE ENDED.
Colorado Men Looking for Situations
Wherever They Can Get Them.
Denver, Oct. 20. The strike of coal
miners of district No. 15, Uuitod
Mlneworkers of America, which has
been on for a year, L-as been piacti-
cally closed up, according to a dis
patch to tho News from Trinidad,
The commissarioB are closed, most
of tho tents havo been taken down and
the mon are looking for situations
wherever they ran get them. All the
men who were on strike up to October
12 are given union clearance cards.
It is understood that those ol tbo
strikers who detdiu transportation to
other Holds will bo so provided,
William Howells und John Simp
son, piesldent and secretary, respec
tively, 01 district 10, will not be can
didates for re-election foi their respec
tive offices ut tho Minoworkers' 'elec
tion, which occurs by referendum vote
during this month, Robert Smith
seems to be in tho leud for president
und Harry Douthwuito for secretary,
Washington, Oct. 21. Tho president
has instructed Secretary of War Taft to
proceed at an early dato to Panama to
confer with tho president of that re
public with a view to compromising
the differences that havo arisen between
tho two countries.
Sertor Obaldi, minister of Panama to
the United States, held a conference
with the secretary of state and secrtary
of war, and the secretary of war in
vited tho mlnlstoi to accompany him
on his trip to Panama. It is Impos
sible to say exactly when the secretary
of war can leave for Panama, but
probably on November 14.
It Is his purposo to go to Panama oa
tho army transport Sumner from New
York. Socrotary Taft is authorised by
tho president to tako with him ' who
ever ho pleases in connection with the
work at hand, and whilo tho personnel
of tho patty has not yet boon arranged
it is thought it will Ira a laigo one.
Representing Panomn will bo Minister
Olmldia. Admiral John U. Walker
will go as a representative of tho canal
commission. Judgo Charles Magoon.
tho law olllcor of tho commission and
tho bureau of Insular uffalrs, and who
has been of much assistance in framing
orders nnd regulations for tho canal
strip, also will bo of tho party. The
members of tho sonato and hotiso com
mittees dealing with the Isthmian
affairs will bo invited. As the entire
trip, It is cxpocted, can bo made inside
of a month and littlo legislation ia
expected within tho first two weeks ot
tho approaching session ol congress, it
is believed tho committeemen will find
tlmo to mako the trip. One reason
why Secretary Taft desires tbo commit
toe'i attendance la because he feels aa
they must leglslato for the next ten
years concerning the canal strip they
will be better qualified for this Im
portant work by a personal knowledge
of conditions on tho isthmus.
There were ruumora to the effect that
Secrotary Taft'e trip was caused by
friction between the three controlling
eloments on tho isthmus, the Panama
government, tho American minister and
the canal commission, but Secretary
Taft explicitly don lea this.
WILL RESTORE LANDS.
Brings Gold from Nome.
Seattle, Oct. 20. Tho steamer
Garonne arrived at midnight from
Nome with 520 passengers and 300,
000 in gold. The entire trip couth
was exceptionally stormy, there being
no letup at anv time. The storm grew
so fieice on tho 14th that n numner of
waiters wero thrown down in tho din
ing room and several of them sustained
painful injuries. Passengers wero
thrown out of their berths, hut none
was injured. The stealer Olympia is
due to arrive hoio from Nome tomorrow.
Withdrawn from Entry.
ISiitU, Oct. 20. A Miner special
from Great Fulls says; T'io local land
office today receivtd Instruction to
withdraw from all forms of entry 2711,.
180 acres of land in connecltou with
tho Milk river irrigation project. Part
of tho tract withdrawn lies noithwest
of Havre, extending irregulurly from
the line of the Great Northern to tho
international boundary, comprising
part of the chain of lakes, reservoir
sites and lands along Milk river.
Coal Mine to Close.
Pittsburg, Pa., Oct. 20. Tho direct
ors of the Allegheny Coal company
have decided to suspsnJ opeiatlons in
definitely at their Haiwick mines next
Saturday, This will almost depoplate a
village of 1,000 people.
Tracts In Oregon, Washington ant)
Idaho to De Opened.
Washington, Oct. 21. Within a
short tlmo the secretary of the Interior
will restore to entry additional lunda
in Oregon that havo been withdrawn
temporarily for forest reserve imposes.
In addition to tho lauds recently elimi
nated fiom tho illuo mountain and
Wallowa withdrawals, the proposed
elimlntlons will embraco an aggregate
of 682,040 acres. These aro landa
found not suitable for forest reserve
purposes. A large part of the landa
soon to bo restored to entry are includ
ed in tho Roguo river withdrawal in
Thero will bo further eliminations in
Washington, making tho agrgegatoaiea
restored to entry in that stato 225,000
acres. In Idaho even greater restora
tions' are to 1)0 made, aggregating 1,
420,800 acres in all. All these elimina
tions are made under the order of the
president who has become convinced
that withdrawals recklessly made are
withholding from settlement large
ureas of lands that mlejit otherwise be
taken up. in all, 5,107,600 acres of
such lands are soon to be thrown open
to entry in various states,
Report Dig Slav Victory.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 21, Several re
ports of Russian successes at tho Shok
he river were received during the night.
Tho most notable of these reports waa
to tho ellect that the Japanese had
suffered a heavy loss, ono dispatch as
serting that 12,000 Jupanose had been
tuken prisoners. Two divisions ot
Marquis Oyuma's forces, according to
tho report, had been driven back and a
crushing defeat administered. Whilo
these disputches uro not confirmed, tho
officials give tho story some credence,
Larger fleet or Kosmos Liners.
ban Francisco, Oct. 10 Six now
6tcumers uro to be udded to tho fleet of
tlio Kosmos lino, to ply in tho freluht
trudu between this port and Hamburg.
Tho vessels are to be larger und faster
than those now running to tills port,
und are to bo equipped with passenger
accommodations Tho Kosmos lino at
present operates steamers between Pug
et sound and Humburg, via this port,
Muxicau, Central und South American
Harris Is Appointed Inspector.
Washington, Oct, 21. President
Roosevelt today appointed Ira Harris
es supervising inspector of the steam
aoat inspection service of the Second
blstiict of New York, in place of Rob
drt S, Rodie, removed.
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