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THE MORNING OREGONIAN, WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 190.
SLAVS FEAR RISK
Kuropatkin Will Not
Meet Superior Force.
RETREAT IS VERY PROBABLE
Strategists Believe He VilI
Try to Delay Great Battle.
WILL AWAIT REINFORCEMENTS
Qyama's Movements Continue to Puz
zle Russians, 'and If He Intends
to- Advance He Is Likely to
Do 80 at Once.
Kothlnr of Importance baa developed
on the- Sbakbe River, where both aides
wn to hesitate to aeoume the offensive,
although the Japanese are more active
in the matter ol attacks upon Russian
Japanese official reports regarding the
siege cf Port Arthur indicate the attack
begun on October 21 was still In prog
rees on October 29, the statement being
made that the Are of the besiegers was
Increasing In effectiveness.
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 2.-2:15 A. 1L)
The expectation of serious developments
z.t the theater of war has aftin failed of
realization. Today's official dispatches re
cord nothing more serious than the usual
skirmishes. The strategists at the War
Office are generally inclined to oeuevo tne
expected great hattle may be deferred,
and possibly may not occur .this year.
though the Japanese may make a despe
rate effort to flank General Kuropatkin
and compel him to surrender Mukden. If
General Kuropatkin is convinced that the
Japanese are now numerically superior
he may decide to draw off. as it would
obviously be unprofitable to risk a gen
eral engagement until the vast armies
to be placed under his command can reach
Manchuria. "Whatever happens, however.
it is not likely that the Japanese can
take Kuropatkin unawares.
Repeated reconnaissances beyond the
Japanese lines fall to betray the strength
and purposes of Field Marshal Oyama's
movements. If the Japanese really intend
to advance, it is probable they will do
e immediately and not await the arrival
of the eight Russian corps, the first of
which is already at Mukden.
General Kaulbars. who Is to succeed
General Kuropatkin in command of the
First Army, has arrived here. He passed
'yesterday closeted with the General
Staff and with General Alexleff, director
of the bureau of operations, studying
the details of the campaign in the light
of secret dispatches and the "War Of
fice archives. Kaulbars is a striking
figure, a tall, stately soldier with a
bronze face set off by a wnite mustacne.
His 60 years sit lightly on his vigorous
frame. He is considered to be a man of
great energy and resource, and was the
commander of a corps during the sup
pression of the Boxer rebellion in China,
but he did not play a conspicuous part,
the lion's share of the fighting falling on
General Linevitch. Kaulbars is Kuropat
kin's personal selection.
Kaulbars -reconstituted First Infantry
will Include the First, Tenth and Seven
teenth European Corps, one corps of rifles
and two others not yet designated. The
Third Army will be composed of six Si
berian corps under General Linevitch.
"When the present plans are realized,
which will not be earlier than the
Spring, Russia will have three armies
each of six corps, altogether over 600,-
000 men, in the -Far East. The rifle bat
tallons which are now beginning to start
for the front will provide two corps la
tended for the First and Second armies.
Japanese gain more ground
Russians Are Driven From Last
Trench Before Rihlung.
CHEFOO, JCov. 1. The meager ad
ditlonal details reaching Chefoo con
cerning the last general assault on Port
Arthur, which began in a preliminary
Tray on October 24, and later developed
into the third attempt of the Japanese to
secure a commanding position, say that on
the night of October 28 the Japanese, who
on October 2S had daringly entrenched
themselves on the slope of Rihlung Moun
tain, forced their way farther and drove
the Russians from their last trench before
that fortification. The Russians retreated
from their last trenches to the other side
bf the mountain.
It Is alleged that the Japanese might
have entered the fortifications, but that
they refrained from doing so as it would
obviously be difficult to hold the position
in the face of the fire which would be
sure to be directed against them from
It seems to be the 'intention of the Jap
ane&e to enter several co-operative forts
simultaneously, or not at all. The Jap
anese have found It Impossible to remain
1 any solitary fortification while the
other big forts were able to concentrate a
fire upon them.
The Japanese also have advanced some
what closer to Itz Mountain, having occu
pied a position above the cremation works.
On the night of October SO the Japanese
flag- was seen flying over two new posi
tions. the names of which are not known
to the informant of the Associated Press
"JAPANESE ARE DRIVEN OUT.
Sakharoff Reports a Number of Suc
ST. PETERSBURG. Nov. i A dispatch
from General Kuropatkin, under current
date, announces that no engagements were
reported last night.
General Sakharoff, telegraphing yester
day, reports that reconnaissances were
made on October SO on the Russian left
tlank in a southwesterly direction to a
chain of mountains south of the village
of Bandzytsy, when the volunteer sharp
shooters and half a squadron of Cossacks
drove a company of Japanese Infantry
and a squadron of cavalry out of the
mountain range. The Russians advanced
three miles southwest. The same day
the Russian cavalry made a strong recon
.aalwarice on the left hank of the Hun
Paver, toward the fortified village of En-
teyanduadzy. The Japanese were driven
out and the'Russlans occupied the village.
The Japanese retired to a fortified position
a mile and a half south and opened a cross
fire on two Russian batteries. A squad
ron of Cossacks attacked a Japanese
battery and the Buss lan scouts advanced,
but meeting with earthworks and wire of
the entanglements, they retired. The Cos
sacks lost 40 men killed or wounded. Gen
eral Sakharoff said:
"The cavalry retired after havinir ascer
tained the enemy's numbers and position."
SMALL COLLISIONS ARE MANY
Both Armies Are . Especially Active
During the Night.
HANCHEPU. Nov. X Everything was
quiet today all along the line. The
trenches of the opposing parties' are so
close that there are many small collisions,
especially during the night. The Japan
ese on October SO and SI heavily cannon
aded the Russian right and center, but the
attack did not develop Into the expected
advance. The Russians shelled a village
opposite their right flank on October 31.
An immense- volume of smoke was seen'.
followed by the sound of a heavy explo
sion, and it Is supposed that one of the
Russian shells exploded a magazine or
ammunition-train inside the Japanese
A Chinese who has just arrived from
Tinkow reports that a Japanese trans
port landed 2000 men tnere" on October
9, and that another supply ship had
brought in a great quantity of rice and
stores. A third transport was outside the
harbor when the Chinese left.
Captain Skidonenko was killed on Oc
tober 2S. He had Just finished a recon
naissance of the Japanese lines, and en
tered the hut in the village of 3alyantan
to write his report, when a Japanese Bhell
came in at the window and mortally
wounded the Captain and killed or wound
ed a number of his men.
ATTACK BY MOONLIGHT.
Russians Cannonade the Japanese,
but Are Repulsed.
GENERAL. KUROKTS HEADQUAR
TERS, Oct. 31, Via Fusan, Nov. L The
Russians took advantage of the bright
moonlight last night to cannonade the
Japanese from positions on the left wing
of the central army, but were repulsed
after an action which lasted several
hours, during which both infantry and
artillery flro was brisk and continuous
until daylight. The Japanese today, for
the first time, replied to the Russian
bombardment, which has been frequent
for several days past
JAPANESE ARE MOST ACTIVE.
They Are Fortifying, However, as if
They Intended to Make Stand.
MUKDEN, Nov. L The situation is
rather puzzling. Neither side apparently
is willing to assume a genuine offensive
movement, although the Japanese are
showing greater activity. They are forti
fying themselves, however, as if they in
tended fo Winter in their present posi
tions. Two Russian cavalry detachments
on Friday night carried out a reconnais
sance along both sides of the Hun River,
in the direction of Nachantun and Sandla
pu, and Saturday night some volunteers
reconnoltered the Japanese trenches in
front of Lone Tree Hill. Firing from
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: INVITATIONS and
three signal posts created great excite
ment In the Japanese lines.
Th weather I fine and crisp. The curl
ing smoke of camp fires Is" everywhere to
be seen. Some of the Russian officers
scurry about In automobiles. Yesterday
there was a splendid spectacle when Ma-jor-General
Kondratsvltch distributed 413
crosses of -St. George to. his 'Siberian di
vision for services covering the fighting
from vafangow to the retreat from Iiao
Yang. The division has been constantly
in the thick of the fighting. Many of the
heroes designated for decoration have
since been killed or are scattered in the
various hospitals between here and Har
bin. BALFOUR SLIGHTLY INDISPOSED
He Will Be Confined to the House
for a Few Days.
LONDON, Nov. 1. It was announced
tonight that Premier Balfour is slightly
Indisposed and will, as a precautionary
measure, be confined to the house for a
few days. In consequence of this, the
Cabinet meeting tomorrow will be held at
10 o'clock in Downing street, instead of
at the Foreign Office. The following
bulletin was Issued tonight:
"The Premier is suffering from an irri
tation of a small vein. By his doctor's
orders, he will remain In his -room the
next fe wdays."
This is understood to mean that Mr.
Balfour is troubled with a varicose vein,
and affliction to which the Balfour fam
ily is subject, the Premier's brother. Ger
ald, president of the Board of Trade,
having been sometime ago incapacitated
by the same complaint.
Declares Fort Has Plenty of Food.
ST. PETERSBURG, Nov. 1. A dock
yard man, who has Just returned from
Port Arthur, whence he escaped in a
junk to Chefoo a month ago, has been
interviewed by the Associated Press. Ho
said that when he left Port Arthur the
fortress was provided with an abundance
of ammunition and food. Up to the time
of his departure, he said, he had not
missed a single meal. He said General
Stoessel and the garrison are confident
of their ability to hold out for many
months, and denied that any of the Rus
sian warships in the harbor had been
seriously damaged by tne Japanese shell
fire up to the day he left.
China Refuses to Let Russians Sail.
CHEFOO. Nov. 1. The officers and
crow of the Ryeshltelni, the Russian tor
pedo-boat destroyer, which was cut out
of th.s harbor August 12 last by the Jap
anese, went on board the German steam
er vorwaerts, tonight, bound fof Shang
hai, where they, were to join the officers
and crew of the Russian cruiser As kola.
Before the vessel sailed, however, the
Russians suddenly returned on shore, the
government at Pekln having at the last
moment rescinded the permission which
had been granted them to proceed to
Russian Sailors Leave Chefoo.
CHEFOO, Nov. 2. Tne crew of the Rus
sian torpedo-boat destroyer RyeshitelnL
which was cut out of this harbor August
12 by the Japanese, departed today fo
Many Japanese Reservists Left.
HONOLULU, Nov. L Over 100 Japanese
reservists were unable to embark on the
steamer China today for Yokohama. The
TOUXTMD WASHINGTON STX.
First Agents Butter
$15 Raincoats for $10
The Masquerader, by K. C. Thurs
tdtu Illustrated. Regular $L50.
Double Harness, by Anthony Hope.
Regular $L50. Our price. . .$1.08
Out to Old Aunt Mary's, by Riley.
Illustrated by Christy. Regular
$2.00. Our price $1.58
These are the real thing a product
of the clever Yankees of the
Orient an excellent fabric for M
monas and housegowns handsome
designs in blue and tyirLn
We offer for today in the Cotton
Goods Store 1200 yards of 36-inch
White Cambric of a very fine qual
ity, especially adapted for women's
and children's underwear, at tho
Great Muslinwear Sale
Visitors to the Muslin Wear Store today will find a number of bargain
tables awaiting their inspection. The spirited selling of the past few
weeks has broken many size lines these odd lots are marked for a quick
30c and 3oc sons for 25c
43c sorts for S3c
0O0 sorts for 39c
65c and 75c sorts for 49c
S5c and Jl-CO sorts for 73c
$1.2o and $1.35 sorts for 98c
$1.50 sorts for 51.19
Jl. 5 and $L75 sorts for $1-23
45c and 50c sorts lor. 39c
65c and 75c sorts for 49c
95c and $1.00 sorts for 79c
SL29 sorts for SSc
11.50 sorts for S1.19
$1.65 sorts for.. J1.25
$2.25 sorts for $1.49
$2.50 sorts for .$1.85
65c sorts for :....45c
$1.35 and $L25 sorts for 98c
$1.65 and $1.75 sprts for $129
$2.25 sorts for...... $1.69
China's -steerage was crowded. Today's
disappointed Japanese expect to take the
steamer Doric In a few days.
What Will Happen With Submarines
In General Service.
If battleships cease to exist, forts to
repel them will be worthless. They are
nearly as expensive as battleships and
much more effective. Then, if transports
have no battleships to oppose them, they
need have no battleships to protect them;
and as for a base for scouts and torpedo
boats, all they need is coal and an Ad
miral to report to. An improved destroy
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We tell of a, splendid bargain below:
These are one of those "special val
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collar to waist, where they open,
giving fullness- Sleeve box plaited
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belted, tan, castor, olive and gray.
Actual best $15 Coat in the city,
on sale today at the
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More New Plaid Materials
PLAIDS of silk and of wool are one of the most fashionable materials
for Waists this Fall. Our already very large display of Plaids has received
further additions during the past few days.
Qs llr large line of Messaline Taffeta Weave Plaids
JLlalU French and Tartan designs... $1.50 to $2.50
TA7l "PI OlC -All Wool Scotch Tartan Plaids new green and
UU1 JTlalUd blue effects, 44-in., yard $1.25
Music Store News
A book of famous compositions
Beethoven Fur Elise.
Charminade Scarf Dance.
Charminade The Flatterer.
Chopin Funeral March.
Chopin Nocturn Op. 9, No. 2.
Chopin Valse Op. 64, No. 1.
Gabriel-Ward La Conquantaine.
Godard Second Valse.
Grieg The Butterfly.
Haydn Gipsy Rondo.
Henselt If I Were a Bird.
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45c and EOc sorts for 39c
65c and 75c sorts for ...49c
95c and $1.00 sorts for 79c
$1.25 and $1.35 sorts for. , 98c
L50 sorts for $1.13
$1.65 and $1.75 sorts for. $1.29
$2.25 sorts for $1.69
S5c sorts for 69c.
$1.00 sorts for., 79c
$1.25 and $1.35 sorts for.... 9Sc
$L50 sorts for ....$1.19
$1.75 sorts for ?...$L25
$2.00 and $2.25 sorts for. $1.49.
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$3.00 sorts for $2.19
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90c and $1.00 sorts for.
$L50 sorts for
I $2.00 sorts for
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comfort as does the big and roomy bat
tleship, but faster. And. with the addi
tional speed available, coaling stations
may be farther apart without hindrance
to fleet operations, and blockades, the
only practical method of naval offense,
may be maintained farther at sea, safe
from the fire of forts and the attacks of
As for the future value of conveying
transports, what will be the use of send
ing soldiers across the sea to certain death
within a short distance of land? With 20
submarines in place of each coast de
fense ship, with a "mother ship" to
supply food, water and supplies for every
five of these ducklings, arid with one fast
surface craft for a scout, what trans
port that might slip by the one battle
ship could hope to land her soldiers? And
what Invading warcraft, slower than the
scout, could catch her, or destroy her.
except by surprise, which it Is a scout's
business. Jo prevent? Transports, to be
succesful, will need to be faster than
the scouts that will report them"; and,
since this Is physically Impossible, inva
sion by sea will come to an end. It la
safe to say that, if Russia, at the begin
ning of the war, had expended upon sub
marines the cost of two of her bottled
np batleships, not a Japanese regiment
could have landed- on Cores, and remained
a regiment. With cheap submarines of
SO. miles of submergence and 400 of sur
face action attached to every seaport, no
transport or slow-going battleship would
dare approach an enemy's coast.
The battleship, with its" 70. or 890 Ken
to die when disaster comes, is an ex
pensive investment Those who advocate
Its continuance to not advocate its de
velopment No one argues for the build
ing of battleships, twice as long and
broad and deep as those that sow exist,
with twice the thickness of armor and
weight of guns. Yet, if the big battleship
be not developed still further, it will
cease to exist. Far a timeC its work can
be done by the armored cruiser: then, .as
the speed' and vision of the smbmariae is
increased, and perfected by the last pro
tected cruiser and faster destroyer? and if
the speed and rUton of this deadly, w-
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Waist bargains are always of interest to women this year more so than
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$2.50 Plaid Waists $1.69
These Waists are made of very handsome plaid ma
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$2.50 Mohair Waists $1.75
These Waists are made of plain and fancy figured
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$3.00 Flannel Waists $1.79
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for the Piano.
Jensen The' Mill.
Lardow Valse Badinage.
Mascagni Intermezzo Cavalleria.
Mendelssohn Spring Song.
MoszkowsH Serena ta.
Rubinstein Melody in F.
Wagner Tannbauser March.
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It is generally conceded that we
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day eight big specials four
Taffetas and four Peau de Soies:
$ .85 Taffetas, 19-inch $ .63
$1.25 Taffetas, 36-inch $1.09
$1.35 Taffetas, 36-inch $1.19
$1.50 Taffetas, 36-inch $1.29
$1.35 Peau de Soie, 21-in. $ .98
$1.50 Peau de Soie, 22-in. $1.29
$1.75 Peau de Sole, 24-in. $1.45
$2.00 Peau de Soie, 24-in. $1.63"
seen enemy that strikes out of the un
known in time and place finally encom
passes the destroyer, these, too, must
give way as is probable, and adopt the
submarine features of their vanquish
ers, and become submersible surface
Paying Off In Old-Time Shop.
The timekeeper in the shop where I
was an apprentice was a man well along
In years, who went around morning and
evening among the men to see what they
had been doing, and he personally in
terviewed every single man. No foreman
handed him a report of what men were
present or absent; heNgo1 the live voice
of everp person in the place, and if. any
one was absent when the timekeeper
came around he was docked half a day,
upon general principles, to teach him
to be In his place at the proper time.
This dockage was restored the next day
upon absolute proof that the workman
was In the shop, but unavoidably absent
for tho moment. The actual paying of
wage3 was very quickly accomplished
inaide of an hour, I think; for the wMole
fcrce. They assembled outside the works
after 6 o'clock in a certain order all. the
bollenflakers first, then the blacksmiths,
patternmakers., coppersmiths, and others.
Each man's name was called and he
stepped forward; on a fast walk the
whole shop was paid oft without a hitch
The timekeeper and a clerk did the whole
business every week, and complaints were
few and far between. Now, if It Is borne.
In mind that the timekeeper bad a long
TH not gripe nac Irritate the allow,
tacy caeal. They act geutlj- yet
preaptlT, etaaaae affectaally aad
Delineator, SI year
Special values in ready-to-use
Sheets and Pillow Cases.
8- 4 Sheets for 55c
9- 4 Sheets for 60c
45x36 Pillow Cases.. 121-2c
Three special values in Women's
Winter Underwear that's worth
50p Instead of 50c Wo
WO' men's non-shrinking,
plated, wool Vests and Drawers,
all sizes, white and natural gray,
2 Oft Instead of $1.00 Wo
VPOW men's Norfolk and New
Brunswick, ribbed, part wool Vests
and Drawers, white and natural
7kfi stead of $L00 Wo-
mens "Oneita" ribbed,
wool plated Union Suits.
silk bargains of the season come
Three splendid values in fancy
Shirtwaist Suit Silks all this
season's best styles.
85c Silks at 59c
Equal to those sold at $1.00 in the
other Portland stores.
$1.00 Silks, at 79c
Equal in quality to those sold else
where at $1.25 and our styles are
$1.35 Silks at 98c
All the very newest color combina
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$1.35 values at 9Sc.
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