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About Morning Oregonian. (Portland, Or.) 1861-1937 | View Entire Issue (June 1, 1904)
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VOL. XLITL-yQ. 13,565.
POKTLAM), OBEGOif, - WEDNESDAY, JUOT 1 1904.
PRICE FIVE GENTS.
SCHOOL FOR CITlf
Reed Institute Endowed
BY WILL OF RS. S. C.i?EED
Many Portland Charities Are
.D'lDIES GIVEN A HOME
Jn Memory of Simeon G. Reed, Plo
Jieer, Institute of Art, Music,
ing tVVJII Be Founded,
BOWSTAXE IS DISPOSED OF.
To the relatives. . . . .$ 05,600
To miscellaneous charities.. 83,000
To Reel Institute 2,000,000
Br the terms of the -will of the late Mrs.
Amanda "W. Reed, a pioneer Portland
woman, who died recently In California,
this city is to have a magnificent Institu
tion of learning with an endowment of
something like $2,000,000.
J airs. Reed's will, .which, was probated
yesterday, provides that after the various
bequests to relatives and charitable socie
ties have, been paid the remainder of all
her property, real .and personal, shall go
to found- and. maintain a .school to .be.
known as the Reed Institute, as a- memo
rial to her deceased husband, Simeon G.
Reed. It is specified that the Institute
shall combine Instruction in the fine arts
and sciences and manual training, and
that it shall be conducted with especial
regard to the needs of young men and
women compelled to earn their own liv
ing. Mrs: R6ed lias provided that a" nom
inal tuition may be charged, but the pur
pose Is purely one of philanthropy and
for the assistance of the deserving poor.
A board of trustees consisting of Rev. T.
Jj. Eliot. C. D. Bellinger. C. A. DolDh.
William E. Robertson and -Martin Winch -i
is namedo 'tt&veIullrtjcostrol of ftae ,-insti-d
TBUun wiw 4marpsmcaonrtnatjaiot more
posvs. The estate Jtft Jywillr.v1:lleed 4iJ
'which aoout $300,000 goes to miscellaneous
charities and relatives, leaving over
52,000,000 for the Institute.
Among lier other bequests Mrs. Reed
Slves" the, block, bounded by First, Sec
ond. Montgomery and Harrison to the Old
Ladies' Home. For many yeai-s the prop
erty was the Reed family residence, and
it Is admirably adapted to the' uso to
which it is appropriated. Its value is
fixed at $10,000. The largest bequest to
her relatives is 5100,000, to Martin Winch,
Mrs. Reed's nephew, who "has managed
the estate for years.
The larger bequests to relatives are as
Hartln Winch, Portland, nephew. f 100, 000
Emily Pickering; a elster 3,000
.fiinoa N. Reed, a. cousin.... 26,000
To Harry D. and Grace C. Reed, $5000
each ... 10,000
j.0 ueorgiana neta 13,000
To Geoixlana. Reed In. trust for children SO, 000
To Jlyrtle Winch 500
To Simeon Reed Winch.. - .
There 1s also devised to the children ot
the Bisters and brothers of testatrix, El
len, Bally, Emily, William H. and John
A, surnames not given, -$50G0 each.
Other bequests made by Mrs. Reed to
Portland charities amount to $26,000 as fol
lows: The Home Chlldreas Home) s 8,000
Boys' and Girls' Aid Society............ 1,000
T&tton Home 1.000
Portland Free Kindergarten 2,000
Portland Library Association 10.000
City Board ot Charities 2,000
Oregon Humane Society 1.000
Portland Free Heading Room and Li
brary Association x.000
Refuge Home for Women 1,000
Portland Women's Union 1,000
Good Samaritan Hospital 1,000
To- the Portland Art Association she
bequeaths all her paintings and bronzes,
end $10,000 to the Troupe Polytechnic
Bchool at Pasadena, CaL, and $2000 to the
First "Unitarian Church. Quincy, Mass.
The petition accompanying the will men
tions the names of some of the heirs,
who are probably referred to in the will
us the children of different relatives, as
follows: Abigail Buxton' Wood, niece;
James H. Wood, nephew, Quincy, Mass.;
'W H. Faxon, nephew, Buffalo; Helen
Faxon Passmore, niece. Philadelphia;
Emma Wood Brainard, niece, "William H.
Wood, nephew; Connlo Wood, niece; Stel
la Wood, niece; Nellie Wood, niece, Pas
The. estate includes much valuable real
estate in Portland, including the Ablng
ton building, 100 feet' front on Third
street, between Washington and Stark,
worth at Jeast 5500,000; a block at First
and Market streets, the "block at First
and Montgomery, property at Jefferson
and Twelfth, and In fact residence prop
erty throughout the City t)f Portland.
There are also valuable farm proper
ties, personal property and holdings in
Pasadena, CaL. where Mrs. Reed made
her residence in recent years, although
she visited Portland every Summer.
Simeon G. Reed, . who -ibuilt up this
vast fortune, was a steamboat iman, and.i
was also' a lover ot fine horses, and a"
public-spirited citizen. The will was writ
ten September 4. 19Q1. .and witnessed by
Cyrus A Dolph. Joseph Simon nnd "Frank
F. Woodward. ' "
Mrs. Reed's Aspirations.
In speaking of the proposed institute
Cyrus A Dolph, who is "named as one
of the trustees, said yesterday:
"It was Mrs. Reed's Idea to establish a
great school at which young, people who
vrere unable to go abroad might secure
a higher education in literature, the fine
arts and even the trades. She expressed
this desire to me many times, and it be
came her dearest wish. She specified that
but $150,000 be devoted to building pur
poses. In order that there might be no
lavish outlay In constructing great build
ings with no means provided for main
taining the institution. The batanco left
after the JlSt.OOJ Is deducted will -be in
vested nnd it will be- sufficient to duco
amplo funds for .the institute. Xcaiinot
State positive!)-" what the amount will be.
as I do not know the value of ; her Call-,
fomla holdings, but it will be a consld-'
erablo sum. It "was Mrs. Reed's desire I
that the Institute be located on the va- !
cant block owned by ner at Twelfth
and Jefferson streets, and that will proV
ably be decided upon as a site.
"Nothing can be done toward this mat
ter tin til the estate is settled tip and all
bequests paid. This win be some time,
but eventually as a result of Mrs. Reed's
benevolenee-a great school will be openede
heret which "will be .unique "and :well
enough endowed to Insure the success of
The text of the will follows: '
Text of the Will.
IN THE NAME OF GOD, AUEN:
L Amanda. W. Reed, of Portland. Oregon, be
ing of sound and. disposing- mind and memory,
hereby revoking any and all former wllla by
me at any tune xnadc, do make, - publish and
declare this my last will and testament in the
manner following, that Is to say:
First. I will . and direct that 'ail my Jnst
debts and liabilities ct whatever natur be'
rally paid and discharged by my executor
hereinafter named as soon as convenient after
Bequests to Relatives.
Second. To Amos Newton Reed, cousin of
my late husband, I give and bequeath the sum
ot $25;O00; and to Harry D. Reed, and Grace
C Reed, children of eald Amos Newton Iteed,
I give and bequeath each the cum of $10,000.
Third. To Georgiana Reed, widow of my de
ceased husband's half-brother, Edward P.
Reed, I give and bequeath the sum ot $25,000,
to be received and held by her in her own ab
solute right. And I do also give and be
queath to her, the said Georgiana Reed, the
sum of $30,000, upon the following trusts, that
Is 'to say:
To place the same at Interest upon first
class income-producing real estate, or equally
good security, and to distribute annually the
Interest or Income therefrom arising In equal
proportions, to Arthur B. Reed,. George Gordon
Reed end illnnlo Reed, children of the said
Edward P. Reed, deceased, until the further
disposition thereof as in this Item provided.
2. In case ot the death of either of eald chil
dren of Edward P. Reed, deceased, leaving
issue, to make distribution of such Interest or
Income to such Issue; or In case he, or she
shall leave no issue, to distribute ouch Interest
or Income to the survivor or survivors of them.
3. Upon the death of the last survivor of sold
children of the sold Edward P. Reed, deceased,
to distribute eald fund In equal proportions
among the children then living of the said Ar
thur B., George Gordon, and Minnie Reed, per
stirpes, and not per capita.
4. Provided, that whenever after three years
from the date of my decease. In the Judgment
of the eald Georgiana Reed, trustee before
named, or her successor In said trust, either of
the beneficiaries of the eald bequest ahalTbe
possessed of capacity, prudence, industry and
economical and steady habits sufficient to In
sure an economical, safe and prudent manage
ment of bis or her proportion of such moneys
so held In trust, said trustee, or the suc
cessor in 6ald trust, may In her or their dis
cretion pay over an equal one-third ot said be
quest to the beneficiary so thought by said
trustee to be entitled thereto, in accordance
with the provisions hereinbefore stated.
5. In case of the death ot said Georgiana
Reed before the. final distribution of said be
quest by this Item road to her upon the
trusts aforesaid, It is my desire th"t any court
within the commonwealth of Massachusetts
navlng Jurisdiction of the subject matter will
upon application made therefor appoint a new
trustes or trustees to be the successor of the
said Georgiana Reed la the trusts hereby
Winch deceased I glfe and "betruealh the inm !
Fifth. To each of the children of my sisters
and brothers, Ellen. Sal lie. Emily, Willlarn M.
and. John 'A, living at the date of my de
cease, I give and bequeath, the sum ..$5000.
Sixths To Simeon Reed Winch, eon of my
nephew. Martin Winch. I give and bequeath
the sum of $5000, in consideration ot his hav
ing been named for my dear husband. I also
give and bequeath to him. said .Simeon P.eed
Winch, my husband's watch and- chain.
To Charities and Churches.
Seventh. To -the Troupe Polytechnic; School
and University, Of .Pasadena, CaL, I give end
bequeath the -sum of $10,000.
Eighth. To th First , Unitarian Church of
Qulucy, Mass., I give and bequeath 'the sum
Ninth. To the First Unitarian Society of
Portland, Or., X give and bequeath the sum. 'of
$5000 la trust, to be securely invested, and the
net Income therefrom arising expended under
the direction of the trustees and pastor of eald
x Tenth. To the Home, a charitable society,
incorporated under the laws of the State ot
Oregon; July 15, 1S71. located at the City of
(Concluded, on Ninth Page.)
CONTENTS OF TODAY'S PAPEB
Russians cannot : hold second line of defenses,
and must fall back to Port Arthur. Page 1.
Conditions at Port Arthur are becoming ' des
perate. Page 1.
Japanese and Russians both surfer severely in
three days' fighting near Simatasl. Page 8.
Minister John Barrett discusses his work In
Panama' with President. iPage 1 .
France. is asked to assist la securing the re--lease
of. American held by Moroccan bandit.
Page 5. .
Supremo Court, holds, the oleomargarine law
valid. Page ,3.
Illinois Republicans reopen. convention, -but. fall
to agree on - a candidate for Governor.
Washington Post . nominates Minister John
Barrett, of Portland, for Vice-President.
Folk declines to be temporary chairman of
National Democratic Convention. Page 2.
Domestic. . ,
Chicago machinists order strike against 10-hour
day, and 10.000 men will go out. Page 6.
John'R; VJtt, ot New York, declares mulatto,
largely responsible for the death of Andrew
H. Green, blackmailed him out ot $74,000.
Deschutes will supply .plenty of water for Irri
gation purposes In Crook County. Page 1.
Hon. Dinger Hermann addresses Republican
mass meeting at Oregon City. Page 4.
. "Captain" King buys,' largo bill of good at
Pendleton on forged checks. Page 4.
Alaska hermit dies declaring he Is Tascott; the
long--sought Chicago murderer. Page 4.
France appears likely to win the Epsom Derby
today. Page 0. 1 ' " " "
Pacific Coast League scores: Oakland 5, Port
land 4; San Francisco 2, Los Angeles, 1.
Commercial and Marine.
Oregon and Eastern? weekly crop reports.
Page 13. .,.' -
Break In May wheat at Chicago. Page 13.
Stock trading continues on small ecale. Page
New barley reaches "San Francisco -market.
New Bailey Gatzert ready for service. Page 12.
May gralnaand lumber shipments.. .Page 12.
Dredge Portland to resume work!" Page 22.
Portland and YlctMty. " v
Mrs. S. G. Reed left $2,000,000 to - found Reed
-Institute, f Fage 1.
License committee refuses two licenses and
revokes a' third. Psxe'JC ' '
West"Slde railroad to Forest Grovo may be
changed to electric road. Fage;14l . , $ .
Cashier of Pullman Company reports haying i
been held up. Page 14. -
Eillroaca .expected to,"3iake ratoelcfeic8ito -.
do to tae ixost ana spocane. .rage i.p;.vv
President ihd M i n istef
-Barrett -Confer;- -
LATTER TO PANAMA SOON
Matters of1 the . Greatest :Im
POSITION WILL BE -UNIQUE
Governor Davis, Canal Commission
and Panama . Will Deal Largely
With Hlrii-Diplomat PuU In
Word' 'for the '05 Fair.
ORDGON1AN NEWS BUREAU, "Wash
ington May 3L John Barrett, of
Portland, ex-Minister to Argentina, now
Minister to Panama, arrived in
"Washington today, and this afternoon had
long conferences with President Roosevelt
and Secretary Hay. Barrett gives the
first authentic account of how he secured
the Panama appointment. He had been
sent to Argentina on a special mission,
namely, to report the conditions in that
country, commercial, political, etc, and it
was expected he would ( require fully a
year and a half for the task. Instead, ho
finished it infour months' time. It hap
pened at the very time Barrett cleared up
tils work in Argentina the vacancy oc
curred at Panama. The Stato Depart
ment notified Barrett that the President
would be pleased to have, him take the
Panama post, and, as the President's wish
was tantamount to a. command, Barrett
promptly replied he would go. Prior to
the receipt of the . telegram from the
State Department, Barrett knew nothing
of the proposed transfer, and until the
appointment was announced, 'no one out
side of the President, the State Depart
ment and Barrett were aware that the
change was -to be made.
. Purely th PrMldent'a Selection.
; , Barrett ..was purly kthe" Presidents- ee-
him, - because-' he. ."wag ..jtUifjd vcrf t)i'tKe '
t'ciannpr in which.' facsiifiacarrieQ.- out int i
tyractions at Buenos Ayres. .On leaving
-Mrgeritinn, President Roca told Barrett he .
had "in four months seen more ot that"
country than any other Foreign Minister
had Been in four years.
President Roosevelt impressed upon Mr.
Barrett today the fact that there was.
work of the greatest importance await
ing him at Panama. His time .would be
so occupied "that ho would not have op-'
portunlty to think about the climate.
'Minister Barrett's position at Panama
will be -unique, v - He will ' be the medium
through which the Canal Commission and
the government of Panama will act in
matters of Joint Interest and,Jurisdlctioh.
He will constantly co-operate with Gen
eral Davis in interpreting the new treaty;
as it regards the government of the canal
zone and the government of Panama! In
addition, 'he will -asslat the Canal Com
mission in the transactions of Its busi
ness direct with "the "Panama government..
Speaks for 1905 Fair. .
Before leaving Argentina, Minister Bar-,
rett had a' personal interview with Pres
ident Roca, Dr. Qulntin, the newly-elected?
President, and' the Minister of Foreign
Affairs, and invited ttiem to participate
in the Lewis and Clark Exposition, They
all gave assurance that they would en
deavor to secure at the coming session
of Congress- an adequate appropriation to
transfer a part or the whole of the:Argen-:
tina exhibit at St. Louis to Portland.
Mr. Barrett wants' to go to Portland be-
fore leavisc for FaMna, but may not
have tiws- If. aot, will gfoi. consid
erable ' tHM im Otca.; thi Tall when" he
will return totie vTJalted States. The
Pr4ea,. in yitw .ff,3luster Barrett's
wwk forth .IiiExpoitloa,, granted
mm permission to visit the world's Fair
before" leaving for the South.
- 1ET. SCAXLA PASSES - AWAY.
Chancellor of San 'Fraftle Archdio
, cse Dead In New York. 1
' NSW YORKi-atay 3L The Rev. J." P.
Scanlan, chancellor of the .archdiocese of;
San Francisco, d4ed here today in St. Vin
cent's Hospital. -H had. been at the hos
pital several weeks, suffering- from a com
plication of diseases.
In California .Forty Years.
SAN FRANCISCO, May 3L Father
Scanlan .was 63 years of age. He came
to California in 1SS, Immediately after
his graduation and. ordination at All Hal
lows College, Dublin. He was a pastor
for about IS years in Sacramento, after
which he took -charge of St. Joseoh's Par
ish, In this city. Under hlmlthei parish-
nas grown, to a membership of -SOOO and
its schools for boys and girls have an en
rollment" of about 2300. He was appointed."
chancellor of the archdiocese 'several
Noted Rifle Shot.
NEWBURG. N. Y., May fiL Colonel J.
H. Bodlne, a noted rifle' shot. Is dead at
New Faltz. He was a member and- cap
tain of several American rifle teams
which competed abroad. In 1875 he waa a
member of the international team wfilch
competed with the Irish te"am near Dub
0EEG0N KAN BiEAKS . EEC0ED
Applicant for Pension. Declares Hlhvj
self Ten Tims Married.
"WASHINGTON, May 3t (Special.)-All
records of the Pension - Bureau were
broken today by the receipt ot an applica-;
tion for a pension from Peter west, of
Pendleton, Or., who declares himself ten
times married and eight times divorced.
Oa looking up his military carrer. Pen
sion. Commissioner Ware was surprised to
find that the man was a member of. hl3
old regiment, the Seventh Iowa cavalry.
'Long as West Is on wives, he claims
only four chlldron.
FOUNDER OF TlfE REED IN STJTUTE Ej D OWEDi
---'"WITH $2,000,000; " ' '
THE LATE XSS. S. G.RE&).
G. KXD, WMKXSMS HAS WHXKD TO THE
:Deschute& Can Irrigate
i :LaFgeCrbokTpats j
NQ DOUBT OF SUCCESS:
.Merpbers of State Land Board
Make a'Careful Survey,;
HOW THE - RIVER IS - TAPPED
Land Now Covered With- Two-Foot
Sagebrush, Incapable of Support
ing a -Populatletr of "Twenty
, .Thouandr People, .
BEND, - Or., May . SO. (Staff Corre
spondence.) '-The possibilities of develop
;mentDy means of Irrigation in the Des
'chu.tes country, surpass, all my expecta
tions," , declared State Treasurer Moore
tonight after returning from a tour of the
ItwrT irrigation projects in this vicinity.
,"Tbero.jB a world of water and! an abund
anco of land suited to Irrigation, The
soir is exactly 'like -that- in' Klamath
County, whe.re .. irrigation . has already
been successfully undertaken. 1 no longer
have any doubt" of the : success of these
"The population of Crook County is
now about 5000. . When water, has been
turned upon- the' land that can be irrl
"gated from the Deschutes projects and
OLD LADIES XOXE.
Um kuid.thsg reel&imed has been, settled,
flw population of the county will "be five
tlaras 'great. I think there can be no
doubt whatever about tnls.
Tfce one thing I uave been afraid of is
that there would not bo water enough.
StsVce' l have seen the Deschutes River,
whec the Deschutes Irrigation & Power
Cwspany has made its diversion, I am
satisfied . that the river contains more
tla enouglr water to reclaim the land,
wMch. the company has planned to bring
under its system.
"The same 13 true of the Three Sisters
system, where the main canal and several
laterals have already been constructed.
I am greatly surprised, to find that so
ach "work has been done, and so well
done,' on tbls system."
The Governor, Secretary of State and
State Treasurer, constituting the State
Land Board, have carefully examined, the
lands covered by the contracts of these
two companies. Yesterday they rod the
whole length of the Deschutes' Irrigation
Jt Power Company's tract, a distance ot
over 30 miles, and today they crossed the.
tract at another place, a distance of eight
miles. They went today to the head
gate of tho Three Slstera Company's canal,
on- the Tumello River, and followed the
canal.' down to the arid land, where it is
distributed into laterals ready to be dis
tributed to settlers.
They were accompanied by representa
tives of tho irrigation companies, who ex
plained the plans of the Irrigation sys
tem, methods ot construction, etc.. Each
of the "members of the board expressed
himself as highly pleased with tho out
look for the success" of the reclamation
The Three Sisters Irrigation Company
has a contract for the reclamation of
27,060 acres of sagebrush land west ot the
Deschutes River and north of the
Tumello, in Western Crook County. The
land lies in a tract ot irregular shape,
the general location (tract 1) being shown
by the accompanying map. The company
went ten mile up the Tumello River from
the Deschutes, at a point where the al
titude of the river is 1100 feet greater
than Is the Deschutes. A coffer-dam was
constructed to turn the water from the
riverbed Into a canaL This canal was
constructed along the side ot the hill,
gradually descending to a lower level,
but getting rapidly higher than the bed
of the river.
By. winding around, the hillside and
finally out on the lower ridges the canal
Is extended to the tract to bo irrigated,
which lies nearly 10 miles from the pdlnt
of diversion. The hills where the canal
begins are covered with a scattering
growth of yellow pine. In tho construc
tion of the canal no flumes were neces
sary, but the waterway could bo formed
by excavating, and throwing up embank
ments. The dimensions of the canal vary ac-
cording to the. grade, the greater the fall,
the narrower tho canal. In general, the
riP5ly. fiufone footof .water, for Jthe
reason, rnat tuero is uu uso auj: uiuic
Tberer- is, ''in fact,, no present, use for
taat mucn. ror oniy a very iew ot tne
settlers are yet ready1 to irrlgata their
Character of the Land.
The land whlcn the Three Sisters Com
pany is reclaiming is covered with sage
brush about two feet fall, and scattering
Junipers ranging" from six Inches to three
feet in diameter, and from 15 to 25
feet tall. These trees have no top roots,
are- easily pulled out and make excellent
fence posts or fuel. Their value for these
purposes exceeds the cost of taking them
out of -.tho ground. On. an average the
Junipers are from 30 to 100 feet apart.
Tha,' soil is decomposed, lava, very fine,
light-colored, and productive when
" The canal of this system is now com
pleted for 15 miles, with nearly the same
distance of laterals, " and water is now
available for the reclamation of 12,000
acres - or more. . Before next Spring the
canals will bo extended so that water
can 'be -placed upon practically all of the
27,000 acres. Construction gangs are now
at work' on the canals. Practically all
the land has already been' entered and
settlers are beginning to put up, shanties
for, temporary homes.
Deschutes irrigation System.
The "Deschutes Irrigation and Power
Company's system lies' on the east side
of the Deschutes River, north and east
of the town of Bend, and south of
Crooked River. It is shown as Tract Two
on the map and comprises 140,000 acres.
This company has diverted water from
the Deschutes River, three miles south
of the town ' of Bend and has conducted
It in a carial of varying width and depth
arid of capacity to carry water sufficient
to Irrigate 25,000 acres.
Water was permanently turned into this
canal today. The canal has been' com
pleted for a.vdlstance of eight mile3 and
will be extended 12 miles further, -when it
will traverse "the entire 25,000 acres. It
Is expected that the ditch will bo com
pleted in about a month.
Thi3 company .will make another diver
sion of water about three, and one-half
miles south of Bend and conduct it in
canals toward tho east' and north, irri
gating some M.tiOO acres.
A tnlrd diversion will be made at Ben-
ham Falls, ten miles south of Bend, and
the water will be..-conducted east and
north, irrigating 50,000 acres, which will
be applied for under the- Carey law, and
also reaching,' if present plans are car
ried out, something, like 100,000 acres jover
near Prineville and In , tho. .vicinity of
Haystacxc and Agency Plains north' of
Crooked River. .
Scarcity of Labor.
Tho Deschutes Company has been great
ly hindered InJt3 work by inability to . se
cure sufficient men and teams. The canal
already constructed begins with a flume
made of heavy timbers and extending a
mile and a Quarter over the lava beds.
The flume Is five feet wlda andi,flve feet
deep. , '
'The 'land traversed by'the -Deschutes
Company's canals, is very similar to that
ot tho Thrc6 Sisters Company In soil and
timber growth. In both projects there,
are many ledges of volcanic rock project
ing from the ground. Some of these are
so large- that (the" land tney occupy was
n.ot;takenint the.. arid -land .segregation.
Others jarosmall and render hbh-irrlga-
(Concluded oar.Pafelivel) ,
MUST FALL BACK
Russians Cannot Hold
Second Line. ? ?
WILL GO TO PORT ARTHUR
Oku Is Expected to Resum
Forward Movement at Once,
FLEET IS READY TO BACK HI
Togo's lest Ships Have Returned
From Sasabe With Damage
. Sustained; In Bombarding.
leagured City Repaired.
XOXDOTT, Jsute 1. A .speka dinctefc
from Rome sayst a telegram feax fcecs
received there from Talcie rertlaqc
that General Karekl bas completely de
feated General Karoyatki&'a fexee
aear Salmatze. All the RaMfaut -pmU
tloma east ot Haa Ckaasr have feeea.
abaaaoaed, accoralag ta ike telegram.
Several graaa have feeca taken aaa. tk
-whole force el Cossacks caytared.
CEEFOO, Jaae 1, 11 A. ST. JLa aa
coaarmed ramor J carreat aasag ta
Chinese that a battle eecarred. six
allies from Fort Arthar yesterday.
SPECIAL CABLEGRAM FROM THB COR
RESPONDENT OP THB LONDON TIMES
AND PORTLAND OREGONIAN.
AT SEA, off the Shan Tung Peninsula
on bpard, .the steamer- Halmun, by De-
Forrest wireless telegraphy to "Wei Hal
"Wei, June L Later details from the zona
of the Japanese military operations show
that the task assumed by General Baron
Oku, when ho undertook his forward
movement against Port Arthur, , was ona
which few generals would nave coveted.
The fourth Japanese division, upon
whose- shoulders fell tho brunt of cap
turing the well-nigh impregnable Russian
works at Kinchou, had to cross a space
over aralle and a Ijalt beforo.it reached.
tha-eriemyVmaia position. . During: thi
va'dvanc; It was? swept .atCCectlvo "range
by the .concentrated fire of every1 Russian
gun placed along a lino six miles in
length. No troops could' maintain- an
original formation in the faca of "such
a deadly fire, and it waa not tcr he won
dered that tho Japanese lines seemed td
melt away in sections.
Weight of Numbers Tells
It "was in. advancing against tho apex
of the defenses of Mauchlaglng that the
Issue was longest in doubt, and for a
time it seemed that the Russian fire was
too strong to bo overcome. Howeyer,
the sheer weight of numbers finally told,
and after 16 hours' this first, link of tha
chain gave away, and tho whole system
of defense was shattered almost imme
The second position, which- is now being
held by General Stoessel,.is by no means
as strong as that carried last week. Tho
hills, along which are mounted numerous
guns, are at right angles to tho Japanese
advance, whereas the Kinchou, position
was magnificently chosen,, "being: opea
only to tho guns of the fleet.
Russians Must Fall lack.
This second line- cannot be lonff held an4
the Russians must fall back upon Port
Arthur so soon as General Oku re
sumes his forward movement, 'as tho Jan
anese can outflank the second line, and
place cannon that it will be rendered un
tenable." General Kiiroki's lines ot com
munication are reported threatened by a
Russian force variously estimated at from
1000 to 5000 mounted, men. These men
came originally from Vladivostok by way
of the Gensan road, and have penetrated
the country as far south, as Hamheung.
Four Japanese flying columns are now In
pursuit,, and a number of clashes have
already taken place with, minor casual
ties on both sides.
The Japanese division previously re
ported as; being landed at Kauping, and
which waa reported to have, been assigned
the duty of protecting General Oka's
army from a decent of Russians from tha
north, has dashed northward, and is now.
in communication with General Kurokfc.
It will be used probably in an attempt to
flank General Kuropatkin's. column-
FleetIs AH Ready.
Tho fleet remains inactive, contenting
itself with repairing damages received at
the many bombardments of Port Arthur.
Many ot Admiral Togo's best ships have
been detached in couples and aent to 5a
sebo, where tho bottoms? have been
scraped, boilers and engines overhauled
and supplies replenished. All are now in
readiness to take part in the final opera
tions which are expected to result in the
capture of Port Arthur.
Your correspondent, with the first Jap
anese army (Kuroklfa), under date of May
SO, sends a dispatch, stating that there aro
no signs that an immediate advance is
contemplated. Reports from the scouts
Indicate that despite the rumors ot a Rus
sian attack current in the ranks for a
week, the-Russians have no intention ot
moving from their position at XJao Tang.
It now, seems certain that General Kuro
patkin will try to, hold the L!ao Tang
forts, as be regards them as the key to
Mukden, and he" ha3 been ordered to hold
the latter place at all hazards.
KUROPATKIN WILL BE FIRM.
Russian General Does Not Intend to
.March Before July.
PARIS. June L The correspondent in St
Petersbufg,o the Echo de Paris says:
"A friend of General Kuropatklri's tells
me that before his departure the General
" The first month It will be said that I
am inactive; the second that I am Incapa
ble, and the third that I am a traitor, be
cause we will be repulsed and beaten, al
though that will not seriously affect tha
result of the operations. I shall let people
, talkr firmly adhering to my resolution not
-to, march before July, wbeit I, shall have
tho overwhelminjr masses Ivnee&?'- 4
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