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VOL. XLV. 2sT0. 13,793.
POKTLAND, OREGON, WEDNESDAY,. FEBRUARY
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
Stepping Stones to
HEARST BOOM IS STARTED
Municipal Ownership His Slo
gan in New York.
GAS TRUST POINT OF ATTACK
independent Democratic Organiza
tion Formed to Fight Tammany
and' the Trusts Split May
NEW" YORK, Feb. 2L With election
time nearly nine months away; it is a
certainty that threo candidates will strive
for the Mayoralty of New York, an offi
cial who dispenses more patronage than
the President of the United States. There
may be four candidates outside of the
minor parties, but three are certain tu
run. And the Identity of two of them
has been fixed, although it will be months
before the delegates are elected.
One of the two is Mayor George B.
McClellan. The other is Congressman
"William Randolph Hearst.
The only thing that can prevent the
Mayor's renomlnation is his death.
Hearst's supporters say that not even
that will prevent their man from mak
ing the race.
A year ago the Presidential bee buzzed
merrily In the ears of the Congressman for
the eleventh district. It Is buzzing just
the same now, hut instead of leaping
Into the "White House at one bound, he
has planned a steady, graduated political
triumph, "which ho expects will land him
in the "White House in four years. The
progression is as follows:
November, 1905 Elected Mayor of New
November, 1906 Elected Governor of
November, 190S Elected President of the
"Warned by his lack of success a year
ago, Mr. Hearst does not contemplate
Ktormlng the City Hall citadel as a reg
ular candidate. He is going to be ir
regular this time.
Hearst's New 'Organization.
New York City rejoices in an organiza
tion formally styled the "Greater New
York Democracy." It is incorporated and
consists mainly of officers, former Tam
many men who got out of tone with the
organization -when John C. Sheehan was
deposed as leader. John C Is the head
man in it, by the way. A short time
ago the Executive Committee of this
body held a meeting for the purpose of
arranged for a grand reorganization of
By formal resolution a committee was
appointed to wait upon Mr. Hearst and
invito him to preside. It met the Con
gressman at the Hoffman House, and he
declined, but promised to he "with It and
"Join In its cheers for the principles of
It really must have been an important
meeting, for the New York American,
Mr. Hearst's own paper, devoted a page"
In every assembly district of the city,
the Greater New York Democracy has
district headquarters. During the past
few months the various "Hearst League
Clubs" throughout the city have made
these rooms their meeting places. And
every one of the members is saying that
Hearst would be an Ideal Mayor.
Parker Caused the Boom.
Strange as it may seem, it is truo that
tho person distinctly responsible for the
present Hearst boom is former Judge Al
ton B. Parker, who. It may" be remem
bered by readers of the Oregonian, was
a candidate for President last November.
Because of attacks made upon Jiim in
the Hearst papers, Tammany Leader
Charles F. Murphy decreed that the Con
gressman should not bo renominated.
Murphy controlled the delegates and
hat he said was law, and up to three
days before- the convention met it was
arranged that the leader of the common
people should be lgnominibusly turned
down by his party. At this moment one
of Hearst's lieutenants (whether acting
under orders or not. is unknown) went to
Esopus and explained the facts in the
case to Parker. The next day William F.
Sheehan had a conference "with Murphy
at the Democratic Club and told him that
Parker Insisted on Hearst's renomlnation.
"Your plan would injure us with
Hearst's followers." insisted Sheehan,
"and it might imperil our chances of suc
cess in the state."
Murphy yielded under protest, but he
has bitterly regretted it ever since.
Hearst ran away ahead of Parker, and if
the Congressman's friends -were grateful
to the Judge they certainly did not dem
onstrate that fact at the polls.
Sinco olectlon Hearst has actually been
convinced that had he been the nominee
he would have won out. Success of Dem
ocratic candidates for Gbvernor In states
Roosevelt carried by thumping majorities
proves to him that he "would have done
even better, for, of course, he Is person
ally stronger than any of them.
His political managers -who "conducted'
his last campaign "at .the greatest amount
of expense and tho smallest amount of
Tesults," as one outsider- put it, have con
vlnce'd him that the people yearn for him
as Mayor. He cannot get the Tammany
nomination, and realizes it. So he Is go
ing to run as an independent candidate.
Municipal ownership will be the corner
stone of his platform, and in this he has
been helped by the gas conditions. If
there -Js- Any, largo city; .In the -United
States which Is cursed -with worse gaS
conditions than exist in New York at the
present time it Is unknown to most-men
Formerly there were several companies,
but they have all consolidated. The gas
supplied is of the worst possible quality
and freezes at the least possible excuse.
Dwellers in flats arc required to pay de
posits 0 10. which Is quite a hardship to
the poor, and If 1)1113 are not paid within
two days after being rendered, there Is no
argument -whatever, even though the de
posit is larger than the hill. The gas Is
turned off, and that ends it Employes
are Impertinent and complaints are- re
ceived with indifference and seldom at
Is It a wonder, therefore, .that the peo
ple of New York .hate the gas trust more
than they do the other familiar members
of the octopus family, and are eager for
a chance to attack It?
The city entered into an agreement to
pay the trust an exorbitant price for
lighting the streets. This -was Hearst's
chance. He attacked the city officials,
cartooned McClellan, brought Injunction
suits, and, all in all, made life unhappy
for Tammany. Then he sprang the mun
icipal gas plant idea, and there is no
denying It Is mighty popular.
Tammany is now attacked almost every
morning in the "Only Democratic Dally
Paper in New York City." Tammany
loader Murphy is asked to explain how
he has managed to make. a fortune, al
though not -working, and, all in all, the
leaven of discontent is fermenting merrily
in the ranks of Tammany Hall.
Hearst expects to pull a larger labor
vote than did Henry GeQrge, and to have
his forces more effectually organized, be
cause ho has money to spend, while
George was practically penniless. He also
hopes to benefit materially by the anti-
Tammany feeling which exists among the
Democrats of Brooklyn.
Republicans Hope for Division.
What the Republicans will do is still
unsettled. Tho workers believo that
Hearst will spilt the Democracy in two,
and render the success of a straight-out
Republican certain. Others believo" It
necessary to unite with the Citizens Union
as has been done ever since 1S97. In any
event Republican leaders are convinced
that Tammany's days of power are num
bered, and an anti-Tammany Mayor will
be elected, whether he la a. straight-out
Republican or a nonpartisan.
District Attorney Jerome has been
talked of as the proper man to head a
fusion ticket, hut he says very frankly
he does not care to he Mayor.
"All I want," he says, ."Is one more
term as District Attorney to dear up a
few things I have in mind, and put a
few crooks behind the bars, and then I
will be willing to retire to private life."
But Mr. Hearst doea not Intend to retire
to private life, regardless of what Tam
many may say or think. And his boom
goes marching on.
"I -was a candidate for Mayor myself
two years ago," remarked William S.
Devery, "the "best1 Chief New York ever
had," In discussing the matter the other
day, "and J ppent 3. lot of money and got
a mighty few votes. 1 'ijalried- experience.
however. There Isn't anything In being
independent It don't seem to be popu
lar with the voters."
PE0M0TI0N FOE MSTCHENXO
Cossack General Wins Honors by
Raid Japanese in Panic.
MUKDEN, Feb. 21. A correspondent of
the Associated Press today saw Lieu tenant-General
Mistchenko, commander of
the Eastern Cossack Brigade, whose
"wound In the. leg received during the at
tack on Sandepas last month is almost
healed, though he Is still on crutches.
The general hopes to Teturn to the front
In two weeks. It Is reported that General
Mistchenko will receive command of an
army corps, which it is believed on ail sides
here, he merits, though it is felt as
commander of a corps he will have less
opportunity for independent action, In
-which he excel. His adjutant has just
arrived here from the extreme right and
reports comparative quiet.
Mistchenko says his division during
the last raid blew up the railroad in six
"On December 27," the general went
on, "I saw for the first time a real
panic among tho Japanese. "When we
penetrated into the village of Saerpou
and captured 200. the remainder fled
in hot 'haste to the next village, where
they were strongly reinforced. The Cos
sacks who followed up the Japanese
were received with volleys.
"I was standing- in a square and called
up a battery which opened fire. We
were short of ammunition, while the Jap
anese were all the time receiving re
inforcements and the place became too
hot for us. I gave instructions to have
the ditches of the village well examined
toavoid abandoning wounded men and
fljA ordered the battery to retire and
began slowly retiring myself with tho
Cossacks. At that moment a "bullet hit
me In- the leg.
"Luckily," the genoral concluded, "the
enemy did not succeed In hindering our
passage of the river."
TENDER TWO MORE LUDICTIKENTS
Federal Grand Jury Makes Further
Charges Against Mrs. Chadwick.
cral stand jury late this afternoon re
ported two additional indictments
against Mrs. Cassle Chadwick, in con
nection with her operations on the
closed bank of Oberlin. A. B. Spear, of
the OberJln JBanic. was indicted on
charge of misapplying $80,000 of the
bank's money on August 24. 1903; also
issuing two drafts on the Importers &
Traders' National Bank, of New York,
on the same date for $50,000 and $30,-
000. respectively, and making false en
tries in the bank's books. Mrs. Chad
wick, "alias C. L. Chadwick, alias Mad
ame de Vere." was Indicted for aiding
and abetting Spear in all of these of
Another indictment charges Mrs.
Chadwick, "alias Madame de Vere."
with conspiring with C T. Beckwith,
president, and A. B. Spear, cashier, of
the Citizens' 'National Bank of Oberlin.
to commit offenses against tho United
States. This refers to the hank certify
lng checks drawn by Mrs. Chadwick
when, it is alleged, she had no funds xn
There are now seven Indictments
against , Mrs. Chadwick In the United
States District Court There are also
three in the state court.
An order was issued today by Ref
ree in Bankruptcy Reminteton. author
izing Trustee Loeser to sell the Chad
wick ho'me on Euclid avenue. It is es
timated that the property Is worth
about $50,000. There is. a mortgage for
oitvvu onrvme proeEiy.,
CULLED IB TELL
Beef Trust Employes
INQUIRY TO BE COMPLETE
Operations of Packers to Be
GOVERNMENT ON THE - TRAIL
Witnesses Summoned Frorru Fifteen
Eastern and Middle Western
Cities Do Not Include Any
Heads of Companies.
CHICAGO, Feb. 2L United States of
ficials commenced one of the most ex
haustive inquiries ever started under the
Sherman anti-trust act today by Issuing
subpenaes for 1S5 witnesses, calling- for a
Federal grand jury to sit March 30, and
making: full arrangements for producing
complete evidence regarding: the. opera
tions of the packers in Chicago and other
packing centers In detail.
One hundred and thirty witnesses are to
be from the Chicago packing-houses and
offices and 55 are heads of departments
and agents In 15 large cities of the coun
try. Nearly all the subpenas directed to
residents of Chicago' were served before
6 o'clock tonight. The jury will be drawn
Thursday or Friday.
Papers Served Late Monday.
The first subpenaes were served on
branch house managers and office men
In New York City and Jersey City late
Monday evening, commanding them to
appear in Chicago March 20. In every
outside city where witnesses were sub
penaed except New Tork the deputies
were dispatched from , the office of .the
clerk of the court located there at 9
o'clock this morning. The cities in which
such witnesses were located were notified
Vashlngton, Philadelphia, New York,
Boston, Pittsburg, Omaha, Kansas City.
St. Louis, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Sioux City,
St Paul Fort Worth, Jersey' City and
. -Seven scbpen&cs -weru -sered -Itr h'e
downtown offices, of Armour & Co. late
today. Assistant Treasurer Samuel M.
McRohertB was one of those subpenaed.
General Superintendent Connors was said
to have received a notice also, but he. de
nied it later. The other men called were
department heads in the general office.
At the offices of Swift & Co. at the
stockyards the first two men to receive
subpenaes were "VV. H. Frederick, head
of the railroad department, and W. B.
Jones, manager of the Armour car lines.
The head cattle huyer and staff at the
yards for Swift & Co. were summoned.
Cattle buyers at the Morris Plant, Na
tional Packing Company and Schwarz
schlld & Sulzeberger were served, as well
as scale-house men and car checkers and
officials of the Union stockyards .and
Chief Officials Not Summoned.
None of the heads of tho packing com
panies will he called before the grand
jury. J. P. Lyman, ex-president of the
National Packing Company, was served
as he was leaving his office to start for
J. Ogden Armour, as well as the heads
of the other packing companies, declined
to make any statement. Inquiries were
referred to -Attorney John S. Miller, who
represented the combined packers' named
In tho Grosscup injunction, which was
sustained by the United States Supreme
Court a month ago.
"If all this investigation," said Mr. Mil
ler, "does not entirely satisfy the rep
resentatives of the-Government that we
REPUBLICAN NOMINEE FOR MAYOR OF CHICAGO AND PROMINENT
DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR NOMINATION
JOHN M. HARLAN.
are in every way that is possible observ
ing the requirements of 'this drastic in
junction, we have no word of opposition
to offer to any ,f urther full and fair., in
quiry into the actual facts even by
means of the secret and ex parte inquiry
in the grand jury-room. . .
"When that has been done, however,
we sincerely trust we may look "for and
receive the 'square deal which Is prom
ised to every one. and as the facts justify
it we maybe relieved from misrepresenta
tion and unjust suspicion."
HAOTTAH-ELIAS- KEEPS MONEY
Judge Says There Is No Evidence to
Support Piatt's Charge.
NEW YORK, Feb. 21. The suit of John
R. Piatt to compel Hannah Ellas, a- ne
gress, to return to" him 56S5.000 which he
alleges ho gave to- -her, today was dis
missed, by Justice O' Gorman in.tthe Su
preme Court. The Justice said the case
was absolutely without evidence to 'sus
tain Piatt's allegation' that the inoney
waa obtained from him by means of
threats of bodily harm and exposure of
Southern Companies Not to Merge.
NEW YORK. Feb JL The board of di
rectors of the Tennessee Coal & Iron Com
pany, after a meeting In this city- to
day, issued a statement denying that ne
gotiations were in progress to merge
that company with other Southern Iron
Admiral Dewey Is Recovering.
WASHINGTON, Feb. 21. Admiral
Dewey, who has been suffering from .a
cold for the past few days, was reported
to be much better today.
CONTENTS OF TODAY'S PAPZB
TODAT'S Occasional rain; southerly -winds.
YESTBRDAT'S Maximum temperature, 50
dcg.; minimum, 45
The War 1b the Far East.
Terms of peace almost arranged, -but In
demnity is obstacle. Page J.
Baltic fleet still off Madagascar, while Jap
anese await it In Indian Ocean. Page 1.
Great battle impending in Manchuria
Mistchenko tella about his raid. Page 1.
Affairs, of Russia.
Railroad strike ties up traffic In the-southwest.
General exodus from Poland. Pago 5.
Rebels in Caucacus seize arms and all races
unite against government. Page 5,
Funeral of Grand Duke Serglus will be pri
vate for fear of terrorists. Page 5.
Home rule defeated In House of Commons.
King Alfonso will marry Kaiser's daughter.
Government begins thorough investigation of
Beef Trust. Page 1. .
Senate committee proposes delay on rate
bill. Page 4.
Osage Indians accuse Hitchcock and Senate
of favoring Standard lease. ' Page 3.
Kansas will extend investigation to ail the
trusts and other states offer aid. Page 3.
House passes Philippine tariff bllL Page -4."
Senator Mitchell dgmands trial lr April.
Page 2. 'w .
Hearst will b$" Independent Candidate for
Mayor of New York. Page i.
Governor Adams asked to shut lobbyists out
of Colorado Legislature. Page S.
Only one of 118 entombed miners lnAla-
bama rescued alive. Page 5. -More
Jndlctments against Mrs. Chadwick.
Two trainmen and two women seriously
hurt in wreck on Northern Pacific at
Plains, Mont. Page 6.
Governor Chamberlain vetoes eight bills
passed by the Legislature. Pago 6.
Washington House will very probably pass
railroad commission bill proposed by a
subcommittee. Page 7.
Portland and Vicinity.
William Vance, swindled out of $10,000 by
gold brick trick, may succumb to shock
following discovery of swindle. Page 1.
Question of closing bridge draws discussed
by Mayor Williams and others at meet
ing. Page 10.
Mrs. William Goldle lues her husband for
breach of promise. Page 10.
Business men address school pupils on the
resources of Oregon. Page 14.
Councilman Flegel asserts Chief Hunt has
visited saloons after 1 A. M. Page 1L
Serious strike at Exposition grounds on
Government buildings Is narrowly averted.
Washington's birthday to be fittingly cele
brated throughout the city. Page 0.
Labor meeting falls to end in strike at Fair
grounds being ordered: conservative ele
ment prevails. Page 16.
Commercial and Marine.
Strength o" beans due to shortage. Page 15.
Public takes hold In stock market. Page 15.
Chicago wheat traders turn to July option.
Page 15. .
San Francisco wheat market quiet. Page 15.
Second male of NIcomedla.mUsing. Page 14.
TERMS OF PEACE
They Have Been Practi
. cally Agreed On.
KAISER AS MEDIATOR
Japan Will Get All She Asks
SHE WILL HOLD PORT ARTHUR
Czar Holds Out Against Indemnity,
and May Fight Another Battle
in Hope, of Avoiding
It by Victory.
' ST. PETERSBURG, Feb. 22. Despite
the official denials, the Publishers'
Press correspondent is in a position to
state that the Czar, and his advisers
have of late not only discussed the
question of peace with Japan, but have
also practically agreed upon certain
terms, which are acceptable to the
Emperor, and. It is alleged, are almost
Identical with those which have been
submitted by the Japanese govern
ment to Russia through the agency of
the German Emperor. It is still denied
that such terms were submited, but
It is nevertheless true that they have
reached the hands of the Czar.
What Proposed Terms Are.
The terms acceptable to both na
tions, and practically agreed to by the
Czar, place Korea under Japanese su
zerainty and cede Port Arthur and the
Uao Tung Peninsula to Japan.
Vladivostok, under the stipulations,
is to be declared a neutral and open
port in place of Port Arthur, the neu
tralization of which Japan would not
agree to. This feature, it is stated.
proved one of the most objectionable
to Russia, as It was hoped that the
disarmament of Port Arthur and Its
transformation into a purely commer
cial port, open to all nations, would
end the vexing Manchurian question.
The Eastern Chinese Railway is. to
b placed under a neutral .international
administration, and, in order to pro
vide some sort of safeguard for; future
peace in Manchuria, that country, as
far north, as Harbin, . is to be restored
as an -integral part of China.
Indemnity the Difficulty.
The main difficulty In the way of
bringing about Immediate peace seems
to be the question of indemnity. It is
known that Japan will insist upon a
considerable money payment, and Rus
sla Is not willing to submit to that
condition. The difficulty,, however. Is
by no means insuperable, but, if It
should prove to grow into a serious
obstacle, the Czar will perhaps be will
ing to risk another battle, In the hope
of gaining a victory which may make
the Japanese more amenable to the
PEACE RUMORS ARE . CREDITED
King Edward and Francis Joseph
Have Taken a Hand.
LONDON, Feb. 22. The rumors that
peace between Russia and Japan Is near
are accepted by the pres3 of London this
morning as having strong probability. It
is pointed out as significant that Count
Benckendorff. the Russian Ambassador,
has had several audiences recently with
King Edward, and that the King on Sun
day received In audience the councillor
of the British Embassy at St. Petersburg.
Mr. Spring-Rice, who has just returned
According to Continental reports, the
Emperor of Austria has authorized efforts
EDWARD 1 DUNNE.
to persuade Emperor Nicholas to seek
peace. It is suggested tnat tne terms
as outlined by the St. Petersburg corre
spondent of the ReuteV Telegram Com
pany, may be regarded as forming an
extremely possible basis for peace, as
they are held to Include more than Japan
claimed before the war.
Minister Hayashi, who was Interviewed
by the Associated Press last night, said
he considered the suggested terms highly
Interesting, but said he was not aware of
any new factor tending to Induce Russia
to make overtures, and had no Intimation
pointing to the conclusion of peace. Nei
ther could he say what terms would be
acceptable to Japan.
PERSISTENT RUMORS OF PEACE
Czar's Decision Made, but Indemnity
Is the Obstacle.
ST. PETERSBURG. Feh. 2L Some per
sistent reports declare that Emperor
Nicholas Is bent on making peace. He
is reported to have taken this decision
chiefly on the -advice of Emperor William.
The conditions of peace which Russia can
accept are freely discussed here. The
only obstacle to peace is said to be the
question of indemnity, which Russia will
refuse to pay.
While peace reports are circulating in
official and other quarters in St. Peters
burg, the information reaches the As
sociated Press that General Kuropatkln
is industriously preparing to try final
conclusions with Field Marshal Oyama,
and that a decisive battle may be expect
ed within a fortnight.
Captain William B. Judson, U. a A.,
and other foreign military attaches, have
been asked to leave "Vladivostok. While
no reason has been assigned, it is prob
able that this action Is in anticipation of
operations which will begin there as soon
as Spring opens.
According to the latest reports. Emperor
Nicholas Is greatly dissatisfied with the
conduct of General Grippenberg while he
was In Manchuria, and that he has not
only sustained General Kuropatkln, but
has ordered General Grippenberg to re
turn to his post. It Is gossip In court cir
cles that General Grlppenberg'a face was
far from cheerful when he left the Em
JAPANESE BUILD RAILROADS
Oku's Secret Order Prepares Soldiers
for More Severe Fighting.
MUKJjEN, Feb. 21. Reports from
scouts show that the Japanese have
constructed three lines of narrow-gauge
railway from Ueullgal to Padyaza, or
Houpal Hill, and from Shakhe to Sln
chlnpu. There are reports that the Japanese
are reinforcing Korea. Chinese say
siege guns are being retired.
A secret order Issued by General Oku
has been captured. It says:
Through all fights, all from the chief to
the last soldier have done their duty. They
have not spared their stomachs, and have
driven back the enemy everywhere. Never
theless -we have not yet been able to thor
oughly defeat the enemy. The most diffi
cult and heavy fighting is yet before us, and
the end of the war is far distant. Let com
manders Instruct subordinates that any
hesitation or Irresolution Increases the loss,
and a determined atiacK" causes less. It Is.
therefore. Imperative to advance with de
termination. Commanders must punish the
unworthy without the slightest mercy. There
must be no following personal Inclinations
except In the strict line of duty.
Japanese prisoners say their troops
are well fed. h&vlngxneat almost daily.
The prisoners have been touched by the
sympathy of the Russian soldiers, who
provide for them with care.
SKIRMISHES ALL ALONG LINE
Russian Scouting Columns Driven
Back Across Taitse River,
TSINKHETCHEN, Feb. 20, via Mukden,
Feb. 2L Extensive movements by the
Japanese opposite the Russian left flank
caused the sending out of two scouting
divisions at noon, February 18, the first
occupying positions on both banks of the
Taitse River, at Souidun. and the second
occupying a pass 11 miles southeast of
Tslnkhetchen. On February 13 the Jap
anese attacked both divisions, taking ad
vantage of a snow storm to approach the
Russian pickets and succeeding In forc
ing back the Russians beyond the Taitse
Skirmishing continues today with vary
ing fortunes. The division at the pass
maintained Its ground against the Are of
four old-style guns using common black
powder. The Russian losses are less than
a score of wounded.
JUNKMEN TELL OF THEIR CRIME
Threw Military Attaches Overboard
Rather Than Sail in Storm.
CHEFOO. Feb. 2L Two Chinese junk
men, who were recently arrested here by
the Chinese authorities, have confessed
that they murdered Von Gllgenhelm, the
German attache; De Cuvervllle, the
French attache, and one European, who
were escaping from Port Arthur last Au
gust. The junkmen implicate three other
Chinese, and efforts are oeing maae to
In this confession the murderers state
thaf the crew., frightened by an approach
ing storm off the Liaotlshan promontory,
refused to proceed, and that the officers
forcibly insisted, whereupon the Chinese
became enraged and threw them over
board. BALTIC FLEET AT NOSSI BE
Officers and Sailors Lay in Supplies
and Enjoy Life.
PORT LOUIS, Mauritius, Feb. 21. Rus
sia's Baltic fleet is still making Nossl Be
(Great Island), off the northwest coast of
Madagascar, its rendezvous. The whole
fleet and colliers number 70 vessels of all
kinds. Only a few colliers remain at
Diego Suarez, Madagascar.
The Russian officers and sailers are en
joying themselves greatly. They spend
their time fishing and eating. The fleet
has been supplied with. 50,000 cases of po
tatoes and 10,000 bags of flour by local
JAPANESE HOLD STRONG LINE
Have Fortified Villages in Rear of
Sandepas Jioned by Roads.
TACHINADOOZA, Manchuria, Feb. 20.
via Mukden. Feb. 21. A tour along the
right flank gives a correspondent of the
Associated Press reason to believe that
the main line of the Japanese fortifica
tions is somewhat in the rear of Sande
pas. this village being held as a mask
and occupied by several batteries of artillery-
The positions of the Japanese
are very strong, fortified vilages connect
ed with fortified roads rendering the re
inforcement of threatened points safe and
easy. Ten degrees of frost were regis
tered here today.
Lies in Wait for Baltic Fleet.
LONDON, Feb. 22. Tho correspondent
at ToKio of tne Daily Telegrapn states
that Admiral Kamimura and his squadron
are in the vicinity of the Indian ' Ocean,
and the correspondent believes that im
portant naval events are Impending, i
Swindler's Victim May
Die From Shock.
18 WITH RELATIVES HERE
William Vance Loses Fortune
by Purchasing Gold Brick.
CRIME IS MOST REMARKABLE
Albany Man Influenced by ConfN
dence Men in Spite of Daughter's
Attempt to Save Him Old
Trick Nets 10,000.
HISTORY OF SWINDLE.
THE VICTIM William Vance, of Al
bany. THE GAMEr-Antiquated "sold brick"' .
AMOUNT SECURED Ten thousand
THE PERPETRATORS A man glvlne
the name of "William Dunn and an un
HOW WORKED The victim was be
guiled Into believing- he was to purchase
remarkably cheap a gold mine la 'Ari
zona. WHAT POLICE SAT The swindle
-was the most remarkable perpetrated la
recent years. A most unusual feature
was the efforts of the victim's daughter
to separate- her father from the swin
VICTIM.' 3 CONDITION He Is lylns
near death's door In Portland as a re
sult of the discovery of the loss of his
$10,000. which brought on an attack of
William Vance, the wealthy Albany;
man who was swindled out of $10,000
by the "gold brick' trick at Salem last
Thursday, lies very ill at the residence
of his son-in-law, "W B. Peacock, 214
Eleventh street, while throughout the
country detectives are Dendlngr' their
energies to. capture the confidence men
who accomplished thadaring robhery.,
Never In the history of the' Korth
west, detectives declare, has a robbery
so daring and so successful been
brought to light. Many of its features
are so remarkable, they state, that It
seems almost incredible that they can
be true. Yet they are verified in. every
detail, as published in The Oregonian
Strange as is the accomplishment of
the crime, still more so does it become
when It Is known that a daughter of
Mr. Vance used every eifort to per
suade her aged father to have nothing1
to do with the man who called him
self William Dunn, and who operated
at Albany until he had won the entire
confidence of Mr. Vance and took .him:
to Salem, where the 510,000 check was
cashed at Ladd & Bush's bank.
Daughter Pleads in Vain. '
A daughter's love, her pleadings ancC
entreaties proved vain. The father
turned a deaf ear to her. He bade her;
cease berating the man he said woulb
be his greatest benefactor. He persist!
ed in following the dictates of "Mr
Dunn," like as one bereft of his senses.
Even when the daughter stood in the
doorway of their home at Albany and
saw her. gray-haired father start for
the depot with the confidence man, she
still attempted to save him from the?
great mistake. She sent a friend . to
see if he could not get her father away
from "Dunn," but the aged man would
As a last desperate resort, and to block
the steal. It It lay within her power, th
daughter telegraphed to an attorney at
Salem, a friend of the family, to have
him use his influence. But when he tried;
to reason with Mr. Vance, ho turned;
away. He went with the confidence man,
"Mr. Dunn," to the Ladd & Bush Bank,
where he wrote out the check, where it
was cashed and the coin pocketed by the
swindler. Thl3 was after the gold brick
had been "assayed" at the fake office oC
the second confidence man, to show the
great value of the ore In the Arizona,
mine the aged man was made to 'believe
he was buying.
Swindler Is Clever.
"Dunn's" exceedingly clever manipula-.
tion of the swindle Is said by local de
tectives to be the smoothest ever re
corded. They say that a robbery so dar
ing and so fraught with unusual details
has not been reported In this country' for
many years. They are utterly unable to
account for the persistence of the victim
In plunging Into the deal, after being
warned, aa he wa?, by his daughter and
others. Who "Dunn" really Is. no de
tective seems to know, but the local offi
cers believe they have a clew that may
lead to his arrest, and possibly to Ihe ar
rest of his partner, who worked the "assay-office"
end of the swindle.
To label "Dunn" as a clever conversa
tionalist, merely, is doing him an In
justice, the detectives state, fr he not
only worked the game smoothly and with
out a hitch, but he told his aged victim
that he felt hurt to think Vance's daugh
ter should accuse him of being
"crooked." He said, however, that her
suspicions were probably due to her sex,
as women, he said, were naturally sus
picious of strangers. It would prove alt
right, he said, wlien the deal was made
and her father began coining money from
the mine he was buying.
Mr. Vance was overjoyed at the deal,
notwithstanding his daughter's attempts
to show him his mistake. Therefore, when
he received the letter from "Dunn." Sat
urday, saying he had swindled Vance, the
latter for the first time realized that he
had let slip a gmall fortune, and fell to
the floor with an attack of heart failure.
He has. heen very ill since. He was re
moved to Portland, where Dr. Darling has
been In attendance.
The local police are dofng all In their
power to capture the two confidence men,;
and believe they have a good clew. OwinSu
to the fact that. "Dunn" was seen by so
many, he can be easily identified, 1'