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THE MORKIKG OBKGOyiAy,. THURSDAY, HARCH.. 9, 1S05.
PLAN TO AID. ADAMS
Combination With Anti-Pea-body
WOULD SECURE MAJORITY
Peabody Men Claim Enough Votes
to Beat This Scheme Test Vote
Goes Against Them, but Con
vention Is Deadlocked.
DENVER, March S. A itan for dispos
ing of the contest over the Governorship
and retaining Adams in the chair was
announced tonight by the Adams sup
porters. It Is to bo brought about by the
aid of certain Republicans, though they
-will not be required to vote directly to
According to the claims of the Adams
people, they have secured the signatures
of 22 Republican members of the Legisla
ture to an agreement to vote down all
three reports from the contest committee.
"With the 31 Democrats, who, it is re
ported, trill act with the Republicans
above mentioned, the result wlH be a ma
jority of four. By defeating all three
reports, the effect -will be to allow -Adams
to retain his seat.
On the other hand, the Peabody Re
publicans claim that they have 46 pledged
to stand together for Peabody, and that
this pledge was made at tonight's caucus.
A steering committee was named and In
structed to use every effort to keep be
fore the Joint Assembly the Alexander re
port in favor of seating Lieutenant-Governor
McDonald and ignoring the claims
of both Adams and Peabody. They hope
In this way to eventually win away
enough of the McDonald men to give a
majority for Peabody.
The General Assembly in Joint conven
tion discussed today the four reports. wns
of these reports, elgned by 14 Republican
members of the committee, recommends
the seating of Peabody. The other four
Republican members and the nine Demo
crats, who presented separate reports,
favor Adams and advise that Peabodys
contest be dismissed. Senator Morton
Alexander, who signed the Peabody re
port, also presented another report, rec
ommending the General Assembly to de
clare the office of Governor vacant and
to seat Lieutenant-Governor McDonald as
Under the rules adopted hy the Joint
convention, ten minutes are allotted to
each member to discuss the reports, and
any member is permitted to yield his time'
to another, but none can talk over 20
minutes. A vote taken today established
the fact that none of the reports sub
mitted by the contest committee would
receive a majority. On a motion to sustain
the chair's ruling on a point of order, the
vote ehowed the number of Peabody's
supporters present to be 42, while against
him there were 52 votes, with three ab
sentees. The struggle today was in regard to
ihe precedence in the vote on the varl
us reports. The antf-Peabody people and
the Democrats are confident they can de
feat the Republican report if they can
get a vote on it first. On the other hand,
if the other reports are submitted to a
vote ahead of the Peabody report they
probably will be defeated and the Pea
body report adopted, as there are many
antl-Peabody men who would refuse to
vote for Adams. At present everything Is
In a deadlock. Immediately after the
joint convention assembled a motion was
made for the adoption of the majority
report. The Democrats were silent and
a Peabody Republican member moved the
adoption of the Democratic report. An
other Peabody Republican moved the
adoption of the Alexander report.
Speaker Dickson made a point of order
against this proceeding on the ground
that there were only two parties to the
contest. Chairman McDonald, In whose
favor the Alexander report was made,
sustained the point of order and Immedi
ately the Joint convention plunged into a
parliamentary tangle that lasted for an
hour. An appeal was made from the rul
ing of the chair and after every possible
parliamentary move was made to pre
vent a Vote being taken on this appeal,
including motions to adjourn and take a
recess, a roll-call was ordered and the
Assembly refused to sustain the chair
by a vote of 52 to 42. This places the
Alexander report before the joint conven
Before a motion could be made on the
Griffith report, which is signed by four
Republicans, and favors Governor Adams,
a motion to take a -recess until tomor
row morning was made and carried over
whelmingly. VALUE OF TRACTION LINES.
New Issue In Municipal Ownership
Fight in Chicago.
CHICAGO. March S. The Tribune today
says: For the first time in the history
of Chicago, the values of a large amount
of outstanding stocks and bonds' have "be
come dependent on the result of a mu
The question Interesting the holders of
Fecurities amounting to over 5105,000,000 is,
"What Is to bo the prico paid by the
city for the street railway properties In
the event of municipal ownership?" John
Maynard Harlan, Republican, and Judge
Edward F. rjunne. Democrat, the oppos
ing candidates for' Mayor, have been
usked the question.
Judge Dunne 6ald he would pay the
value of the tangible property and exist
ing franchises on a valuation to be agreed
upon by arbitration if possible. If not.
then condemnation proceedings would be
Mr. Harlan replied that it the existing
Interests would not settle with the city
tn the cltyls terms then it would be
war, with the city buying nothing from
tho companies, but proceeding independ
ently of them.
The value of the $103,000,000 and over of
outstanding traction stocks and bonds de
pends, in the event of municipal owner
ship, on the price to be paid by the city.
Neither candidate for Mayor has an
nounced what he thought to be the con
sideration ovor and above the tangible
assets, which are. according to an expert,
Another Ballot in Missouri. '
JEFFERSON CITY. Mo.. March S. The
joint ballot in tho Legislature today on
the election of a United States Senator
was without decisive result. The vote
stood: Cock re U 76. NIedrlnghaus 56. Ker
ens 16. McKinley 5. Dyer 1. Bartholdt 5.
Warner 2. Robert D. Silver 1.
Bribery Inquiry Delayed.
DENVER. Colo.. March S. Tho Jcgis
lHtlve committee which is investigating
thv bribery charges made by Senator
Morgan held no session today. When the
members gathered at the Capitol tonight,
they were notified that no meeting would
be held, but were told to appear at 2:30
o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
Railroad Commission for Nebraska.
LINCOLN". Nob.. March S.-The Senate
unanimously today passed the first of "the
railroad blils for a constitutional amend
ment to provide for the election of a State
Many Claims Against Coe Company.
MINNEAPOLIS. March -Receiver
Harrison, of tho insolvent Coe Commis
sion Company, found himself swamped
with mall today, from Individual claim-
ants aH over the Northwest. Judge Harrison-'has
as yet 'been utterly unable to
form any estimate of the liabilities or the
EETEEAT A EOUT.
ConitnueS from Firsi Pa.i
be issued within a few hours defining
the manner in which success was se
cured by the troops in the field, but,
until tiat shall come, .the rigid censor
ship remains unbroken and the only
information to hand is derived from a
few belated official reports and certain
fragmentary dispatches received from
correspondents at the front. These
latter have been so badly mutilated by
the censor that it is hard to piece them
together and gather therefrom a rea
sonably accurate " record of tho situa
tion. It is possible, though, to derive
considerable information from tho smll-ing-faced
officials of the general staff
who, flitting noiselessly in and out. al
ways "full of business." can be per
suaded once in a whilo to stop and de
clare: "His Majesty's forces are doing
Just what we expected of them." "
Drlva Russia From Manchuria.
"When news that the Russians, under
the cover of darkness of Tuesday night,
evacuated all of their positions along
th'e Shakhe River and fled northward,
leaving their dead and many of their
wounded, together -with quantities of
clothing and supplies behind, there was
a scene of enthusiasm In which officers
of high and low degree Indulged In a
celebration of this victory. That Kuro
patkin was unable to hold tho Shakhe
meant but one thing and that was that
Mukden was no longer safe for him.
With that ancient city In the hands of
the forces of Oyama, which it must
now be within a few hours at the lat
est, the driving of the Russians out
of Manchuria becomes a comparatively
easy task, and the war, so far as Japan
is concerned. Is won. as all that the
strategy board over planned to do was
to clear Chinese territory of the Rus
sians. Titanic Battle at Manchumtan.
Tho capture of Manchumtan Wednes
day morning, according to the unoffi
cial details" was only accomplished
after a most brilliant charge, partici
pated in by almost an entire Japanese
division, which had been moved up un
der cover of the night to within strik
ing distance of the Russian position.
Shortly before day the Japanese opened
a terrific cannonade with field .guns of
the heaviest caliber on the Russian
lines, and so fierce was the fire that
the Russian gunners were unable to
serve their guns, being shot down as
they attempted to bring their artillery
Into action. The artillery had a demor
alizing effect on the Russians and
shortly after 8 o'clock a general charge
The Japanese forces moved rapidly for
ward and they were met with a wither
ing fire from the Russian trenches that
for a time checked the leaders. Tho rush
behind was irresistible, however, and as
one man dropped back, some one came-
from behind, eager to be at the front of
the cnarse. and finally- the first Hn nf thi.
Russian entrenchments was In "the hands
of the Japanese. Here the decimated
regiments were halted to reform and
await the arrival of reserves, while from
the plain behind them masked Japanese
batteries began their terrific bombard
ment of the enemy's lines.
During the night Japanese spies had
penetrated the Russian position -and had
secured the range for the artillery of
their army, and this great advantage was
worked to such effect that within an hour
all of tho Russian guns that could bo
worked had been silenced. The Japanese
charged again and for three-quarters of
an hour the battle raged, the Russians
putting up a most desperate resistance.
Flesh and blood, however, could not
withstand It and finally the Russians
were utterly routed and fled In panic,
leaving behind them trenches filled with
wounded and dead defenders and several
guns of heavy caliber, besides quantities
The Russian forces were numerically
superior to the Japanese, but had been
nnder a hail of shrapnel since early Tues
day and were more or less demoralized. A
large quantity of ammunition was among
the supplies taken.
Pausing Just long' enough to give the
troops an opportunity to recover from
their exertions, the Japanese commander
ordered them to press on to complete the
rout of the enemy. The Russian com
mander took advantage of the opportunity
to rally his men and they withdrew slowly
inward, fiercely contesting every foot of
the ground. At last accounts the fighting
was still in progress.
Losses Are in Thousands.
The lossss of both sides are In the thou
sands, as the Japanese shell fire was most
deadly and accurate, while the Russian
guns were likewise well served during the
To the westward of Mukdon. at Ushun
tun and Tatchekiao. even the darkness of
Wednesday night did not interfere with
the conflict. Here the Russian reserves
had been massed and the righting all
along has been desperate in the extreme.
During the night the Japanese attacked
the Russian position, and for four hours
they fought in the darkness, many times
coming to the closest of quarters. The
Japanese had a shade the advantage there
at last reports, and were advancing slow
ly but steadily, driving the Russians back
ward on their base.
May Yet Cut Off Retreat.
Similar reports come from every point,
and the belief is here that Kuropatkin
may yet find his retreat cut off, and that
bo will not be able to fall back on Harbin.
It Is reported here that the Russian gov
ernment te preparing to address a note to
th powers complaining that during the
last two weeks of fighting the Japanese
have violated Chinese neutrality. In an
ticipation of such .action, it is reported
that the Japanese Foreign Office has al
ready prepared an answer justifying
Japan In her position.
JOINT LOSS OVER 100,000 MEN
Battle Bloodiest of WarRailroad
Cut North of Mukden.
TOKIO. March 9. (2 A. M.V-The great
battle in Manchuria raged all day yes
terday along the entire and enormous
front. The Japanese were generally vic
torious, and they drove the Russians from
a series of important positions. By night
fall it seemed imperative that General
Kuropatkin would have to withdraw 'his
shattered legions to avoid a complete dis
aster. Indeed, It appeared impossible for
him to effect a retreat without heavy
losses of prisoners, guns and stores.
The continuous battle is already the
bloodiest of the war. Upon the ground
that General Oku alone gained are SOOO
Russian dead. The report from-thecther
armies are expected to triple this figure.
'It .Is estimated that the Japanese have
lost 50.000, making the Joint slaughter far
exceed 100,000 men.
Details of the combat aro lacking, but
it is believed that the Japanese have cut
the railway north of ' Mukden, leaving
only the roadways and light railway from
Fusbun to Tic Pass as avenues for the
retreat of . the Russians, but army head
quarters refrain from affirming or deny
ing a report to that effect. It is thought
that Mukden Is still" in the hands of the
Various reports are in circulation con
cerning prisoners of war; but it Is impos
sible to obtain reliable Information as to
the number taken.
WHOLE ARMY IS RETIRING.
Russians Endangered by Japanese
Flankers, Burn Stores and Flee.
MUKDEN, March S (5 A. M) The Rus
sian army is leaving positions south and
southeast of Mukden. The sky is lighted
with the brilliant glare of burning ware
houses, where tons of commissary sup
plies have been given to the flames. The
retirement Is being effected in perfect
order, the Russians heating off attacks of
The withdrawal was necessitated hy a
heavy concentration of Japanese west and
northwest of Mukden, whither they have
transferred a large share of the forces
from the southern front to reinforce the
original striking force of General NogL
The Russians still hold their position at
Madyapu, where a strong attack Is ex
pected at any moment. A division of
Japanese troops appeared north of Muk
den, on the heights west of Hushatal Sta
tion. Except for fights at Ushuntun and Tat
chekiao, Tuesday was quiet compared with
the fighting on the previous days. The
Japanese evidently were completing their
transfer of troops. The Japanese arrange
ment for furnishing ammunition along tho
enormous front is acknowledged by Rus
sian officers to be admirable.
PURSUE RUSSIANS NORTHWARD
Japanese Drlta Them From Position
Southeast of Mukden.
TOKIO. March 8-(4 F. M.) The follow
ing dispatch has just been received from
the headquarters of the Japanese armies
"Our force which has been engaging a
superior force of the enemy in the neigh
borhood of Manchuntan (southeast of
Mukden) dislodged the enemy from his
position at 8 o'clock this morning and
is. now pursuing him northward.
ALL' ATTACKS ARE BEATEN OFF
Kuropatkin Pretends His Fleeing
Army Has Been Victorious.
ST. PETERSBURG, March St A dis
patch from General Kuropatkin, dated
March 7, says: '
"On the right bank of the Hun River
the Japanese made several attacks on the
Russian forces In front of the villages of
Yansentun and Tuanhuatan. but they
were all repulsed. All of the fierce at
tacks of the Japanese on Putiloff and
Novgorod Hills were likewise repulsed as
well as night assaults on Kandollsan.
The Russians captured three machlna
Another dispatch from General Kuro
patkin on the same day says:
"The Japanese energetically attacked
Yuanhuatan and partially occupied the
village but finally were repulsed. Jap
anese attacks on the center were also
heaten off. On the left flank the Jap
anese attacked Oubenepusa, but recoiled
before an almost polntblank fire"
In a report dated March 6 General
Kuropatkin reports that the Russians
captured three machine guns and 50 addi
tional prisoners in the vicinity of Putiloff
One of the Russian detachments advanc
ing on the Slnmlntln road occupied tho
village of ZInvanche. near Tatchekiao
after a fierce fight, but subsequently was
driven out by the Japanese, who at-o
strongly fortifying Llukenahuan, east of
Tatchekiao, and who have been reinforced
from both the southwest and northeast.
The Japanese losses were conslderaoie
during the attacks on Putiloff and Nov
gorod Hills. The Japanese on several
occasions turned their backs to the
Russians, pretending to fire on their
own men, and played in the dim light
the role of retiring Russians, and so
far deceived the Russian forces that
they succeeded in getting close to the
Russian wire entanglements. The
troops acting the Jart of pursuers then
followed them up closely and the
troops that had been shamming re
treat suddenly turned and resumed
RUSSIANS SLAIN BY BANDITS
Caught In Chinese Clothing, They
Are Executed as Spies.
NIUCHWANG, March 8 (Noon). Via
Tientsin.) With Japanese flags flying, a
band of Chinese bandits today beheaded
two young Russians, who were alleged
to be spies, at Slnmlntln. The first one
executed was evidently an officer, but he
was wearing a Chinese overcoat. He
kneeled without a murmur, while his com
panion watched the death stroke. Tho
second captive wore Chinese clothing
throughout. He whimpered for a moment
but regained his nerve and struggled
fiercely. He was thrown and killed, while
long trumpets fanfared. The chief of the
bandits watched tho executions unmoved.
"They are spies," he said, "and wo
should kill them. Besides, It Is difficult
to transport them."
On Monday night the bandits surprised
a small body of Russian scouts and killed
22. besides capturing the two that werj
beheaded. The bandits suffered a slight
Today the whole band, consisting of 200
cavalry and 100 infantry, formed on the
outskirts of Slnmlntln. The men were
armed to the teeth with long rifles and
pistols. The captives were brought to the
center of the circle. They were stripped
and then- arms bound behind their bodies.
They were then turned over to a six-foot
executioner, who smilingly drew his sword
and wiped the blade on the clothing of
When the executions were finished, the
bodies were left lying on the sunlit road.
Bugles were sounded, and the bandit cav
alry departed from the scene.
JAPANESE SPIES ARE CAPTURED
Boldly Appear in Russian Lines
Warning Mukden of Its Fate.
MUKDEN. March 8. A large number of
Japanese and Chinese spies have been
captured during the last three days
within the Russian lines. The former
were especially bold. A Japanese officer
In full uniform was captured on the In
side position of a Russian battery-
For several days the Japanese have
beon throwing proclamations inside the
Russian lines and circulating them in
Mukden, warning the inhabitants of the
approaching bombardment of Mukden and
predicting the capture of the city by
Russia Orders Shrapnel.
LONDON. March 5. Tho Times' corre
spondent telegraphs that the Russian gov
ernment has placed an order with a
French firm for SO.000 three-Inch shrapnel
HAD NO MONEY IN BANK
MRS. CHADWICK GOT DRAFTS
JUST THE SAME.
Government" Finishes Its Case and
SSows by Her Letter How
Easy Bankers Were.
CLEVELAND. O., March 8. The case
of the Government against Mrs. Cass I o
L. Chadwick was completed this af
ternoon. One witness for the defense,
an expert accountant, was sworn, but
an adjournment was taken until tomor
row morning before ho had given tes
timony. The entire afternoon session of the
court was takon up by toe introduction,
as evidence, of checks, deposit slips,
books of the bank and two letters
written by Mrs. Chadwick to Beck
with and Spear.
The most important point made hy
the United States in its entire case
was mado this morning, when District
Attorney Sullivan, after a hard fight
with the attorneys for tho defense, se
cured the admission as evidence of two
drafts aggregating $80,000 Issued by
tho Oberlln bank In favor of Mrs.
Chadwick August 24, 1803. On this samo
date Mrs. Chadwick obtained from the
bank a certified check for $12,500 and
Receiver Lyon testified that there was
nothing on the books of the bank to
show that at the time of receiving the
drafts and the check Mrs. Chadwick
had a cent of money in the bank or was
In any way entitled to credit. The
drafts were entered on tho books of
tho bank one month and five days after
being issued. During: this time tho
books of the Oberlln Bank showed
that tho money was held to Its credit
at the Importers' and Traders' National
Bank In New York.
The defense objected to the Intro
duction of the drafts on the ground
that they were not mentioned In tho In
dictment for conspiracy for which Mrs.
Chadwick Is being tried. Tho argu
ments were warm, and tho lawyers at
times engaged in spats, but the deci
sion of Judge Taylor was in favor of
the Government, and the drafts Were
It is believed that only part of the
next session of the court will be re
quired for the witnesses for the de
fense, and that the attorneys will com
mence their arguments by tomorrow
afternoon at the latest.
Two letters written by Mrs. Chad
wick to Beckwlth and Spear were read
during the afternoon and afforded con
siderable amusement to the court. Tho
letter first read was written Jointly to
Beckwlth and Spear and related to a
loan which Mrs. Chadwick had secured
from W. L. Fay, of Elyrla, O. It de
clared that the writer had given a
check to Fay and. when -he came to see
them about it, all they had to do was
to say that they had agreed to extend
her paper. It would not be necessary
for them to say anything beyond that.
The letter concluded:
"He said that you would be surprised
to see the check in his hand?, so you
better bo surprised. If you don't say
it. you can look it."
The second letter was -written to
Spear alone. In it Mrs. Chadwick asked
him to certify a check to be given by
her to Henry Wurst, of Elyrla, saying
that she would get the goods in the
East to meet the check. "So draw a
check for $15,080," the letter said,
"and I will sign It and pay you well
for it. I am about to do something of
great interest to us alL"
District Attorney Sullivan, In pre
senting the letters, laid great stress on
the apparent fact that Mrs. Chadwick
had asked for the certification of a
check not only when she had no funds
In the hank, but even before she had
AT THE THEATERS
What the Press Agents Say.
"Aristocracy" Tonight at Columbia.
"Aristocracy" will open tonight at
the Columbia Theater for a four days
run, which includes Saturday matinee
and the two Sunday performances.
Wnen "Aristocracy' was last given in
Portland people seemed to awaken to
the fact that it was an extraordinary
and fascinating play only at the very
close of the week, and after It wns
too late. Numerous requests came in
from prominent citizens to repeat it.
which at the time was. of course. Im
practical; and Manager Ballard, of the
Columbia, has often been urgently re
quested to put tho play on, especially
since Howard Gould, the prominent
leading man of the Columbia Stock
Company, was at that tjme leading man
with tho Nelll-Morosco Company, which
Mr. Gould will again be seen as Jef
ferson Stockton, the rich American,
and Miss Countlss will be Diana Stock
ton, around whom the entire plot of the
Columbia Changes Policy.
A change of policy in regard to the
regular weekly openings at tho Colum
bia Theater was announced yesterday.
Commencing with "Joan of Arc" the
first presentation of the new bill will
be on Monday night Instead of Sunday
matinee as In the past. "Aristocracy"
will finish out the present week in
cluding Sunday, and "Joan of Arc" will
be performed for the first time next
Monday night. This is the plan pur
sued by Belasco" & Mayer with their
stock companies, but It is a decided in
novation In Portland.
Ben Hendricks at the Empire.
"Ole Olson," the bright, lively and
laugn-compelllng Swedish dialect com
edy drama, will bo presented at tho
Empire Theater all next week starting
with the usual Sunday matinee, by an
excellent organization of players head
ed by Ben Hendricks.
This popular Swedish comedy-drama
is familiar to most theatergoers, but
it retains a firm- grasp on their favor.
It has found a genuine, homely comedy,
mingled with just that simple touch
of nature that makes the whole world
kin. - Ole. the uncouth Swedish immi
grant. In his rough clothes, has his
heart in the right place. He is good na
ture d, even under ridicule, but has the
qualities that turn ridicule into admi
ration. "Pawtucket" Seats Tomorrow.
The sale of scats and boxes for Law
rence D'Orsay's engagement in "The Earl
of Pawtucket, at the Marquam Grand
Theater, Portland, Or., for three nights
and one matinee Wednesday, beginning
March 13. will open at the box office to
morrow, Friday morning, at 10 o'clock.
So much has been said and heard of the
altogether unusual success of this com
pany In "The Earl of Pawtucket" that
tho management expects more or less of
a rush for seats" at the opening of the
'Buster Brown" "Happy Tramp."
"Your Neighbor's Wife." a delightful
comedy, well played, will be the attrac
tion at the Empire Theater tomorrow
night, also Saturday matlneo and night.
It is not a! quiet comedy, but one with
dash and vim. 'Buster Brown." the
famous Bostoa Juvenile, is one- of the
characters and . is excellently played
by Master Wilfred Dunbar. "Happy1
the Tramp." with whom "Buster" has
many pranks. Is In the liands of James
T. McGovern, a comedian well known
to all theatergoers. The company num
bers IS persons, among whom are a
uumuer ui cicver vauaeviue artists. j
At the High School Friday.
The High School students have per
haps never before put into their en
tertainments so much enthusiasm as
they are Investing in the effort to In
terest their friends in the reading of
Hauptmann's "Sunken Bell." by Marion
Craig Wentworth. The proceeds will go
toward decorating the Interior of the
building, since the students, keenly
alive to tho Exposition spirit, wish to
make their school In every respect
worthy of the name It holds throughout
thororthwestr The afternoon promises
to afford unusual pleasure.
GREAT BILL AT STAR THEATER
lone, the Electric Firefly, Is Making
a Hit Before Crowded Houses.
The vaudeville hit of the week Is the
great act of lone at the Star Theater.
This popular home of refined vaudeville
always has appealed to the fastidious pub
11a by bringing to Portland the highest
priced acts, and that of lone this week
is one of the most entertaining ever wit
nessed in this city. lone is a symphony
In colors, and as she stands In rays of
brilliant lights, wonderful transformation
scenes take place. The dancer changes
from a rose to a butterfly, to lilies of
the valley, to a beautiful spider weaving
his web, and finally bursts forth In the
glory of the American flag. Another great
act that amuses young and old Is the en
chanted castle. In which Jennie Eddlo,
Charles Ascot and Clifton Browne per
form their amusing farce, "Things Will
Happen," tho magical accessories mak
ing the act very entertaining. These are
only two acts; the others are all top
liners, and round out a great bill. Shows
at 3 P. M.. 7:30 P. M. and S P. M.
JAPA1JESE HOLD THEIR OWN
Capture New Positions and Repel
Attempt at Recapture.
TOKIO. March S (Noon). Imperial army
headquarters makes the following an
"In the direction of Slngking, on the
morning of March S. our forces advanced
toward Huaijen, flrst occupying Pin
shlhata and then Huaijen.
"The situation in the direction of Tieta
and Nanchutan Is unchanged.
"In the direction of the Shakhe River,
east of the railway, at 3 o'clock In the
morning of March 7, the enemy's artil
lery concentrated Its Are on the lines be
tween Ta Mountain and Wanpao Moun
tain and a large body of infantry at
tacked us, but was entirely repulsed by
4 P. M.
"West of the railroad station we oc
cupied East Hanchempo at 11 A. M. on
March 7 and later we repulsed an at
tempt of the enemy to retake the right
bank of the Hun River.
"There are indications of the enemy's
gradual reinforcement and of a gathering
of troops in tho vicinity of Yangshltun,
seven miles southwest of Mukden.
"We captured two-thirds of the village
of Llkuanpao, repulsing a counter attack
made by the enemy with a division."
Getting Used to Defeat.
ST. PETERSBURG. March 8 (8:00 P.
M.) The dispatch of tho Associated Press
from Its correspondent with the army of
General Kurokl. announcing the with
drawal of the Russians from their posi
tions on the Shakhe River and that the
Russians were In full retreat, was the
flrst definite news received here to the
effect that the battle was ended and that
General Kuropatkin was making the best
of his way northward. It does not come
unexpectedly. The defeat of General
Kuropatkin has been expected slnco Field
Marshal Oyama made his brilliant stroke
against the Russian right
Fish Run Continues Fairly Good.
ASTORIA, Or., March 8. (Special.) The
run of fish still continues fairly good and
more fishermen are at work than ever be
fore at this season of the year. The closed
season will commence next Wednesday,
T&e Mammoth and the Mosquito
What has come to pass in thousands of
years seems hardly credible. Primirrre
man, a weakling in comparison to modern
man, was abl to conqeer the hsge nson
sters of thousands of yean ago, rack a
the Mtmmoth, and to-day they are dead
forever: yet the mosquito and- fiy have
never been conquered. It is now tisse
foe the edentiit to devise methods for kill
ins: the mojqnito and fly, so that they will
go to join the mammoth and the mcntter
lizards. The mosquitoes and flies are dan
gerous enemies of man because they spread
contagion. The mosquito often carries the
germ of malaria with his bite. The house
fly spreads germs of diacaae over our food.
These bacterial genu, ever hantisr for
the weak spot, find a place in oar bleed,
and then we suffer from grip, catarrh, con
sumption, or malaria.
Dr. R. V. Pierce, chief coasaltiofr physi
cian to the Invalids' Hotel and Surgical
Institute, at Buffalo, N. Y., says: "There
weald be no grip epidemics, the germs of
consumption, or malaria would find no
place in the human economy, if the blood
were pure, if the longs, heart and other
organs were fed on good blood. Poisons
should not be allowed to accumulate in the
body; to be safe it it belt to raV a gentle
laxative at least once a week." Such a
vegetable laxative as Dr. Pierce's Pleasant
Pellets contains nothing which could harm
For putting, the blood la order, and as a
tissue-builder and tonic for those weakened
by coughs, colds, catarrh, grip, nothing will
bmld one up quicker than Dr. Pierce's
Golden Medical Discovery. This ib a med
icine made entirely of roots and kerbs,
without the use of alcohol.
Dr. Pierce's Medical Adviser is sect frte
on receipt of stamps ,to pay expense of
mailing only. Send 31 one-cent stamps
for paper covered, or 31 stamps for cloth
binding, to Dr. R. V. Pierce. BoSalo, N. Y.
WHEN j on $es the Cordon lapnntrac
know It aeaaa tie best.
THE fact that the
Gordon imprint is
in a hat is evidence
enough that the hat must
be all that a hat should be.
le Gnraiif e Power of
Pe-ra-Du In Kidney
Disease Ihe Talk of
Keeps Pe-ru-na in the House.
Mrs. N. E. George, 112 "W. 3d street,
Sioux City, Ja., writes:
"Peraaa cured my kidney trouble. I
keep Peruna lu the house all the time
to take la case of n cold or vrhen one
Is Icellar rrorn out and tired.
'1 have used many remedies, but
never found anything to equal Peruna."
Catarrh of the kidneys is a medical
phrase of recent origin. Dr. Hartman
was the first to apply catarrh to kidney
He discovered that so-called Brlght's
Disease, In Its earlier stages. Is simply
catarrh, of the kidneys, and is amena
ble to treatment the same as catarrh of
any other organ.
Suffered Years With Kidney Trouble.
Mrs. Carrie King, Darlington, Mo.,
"Peruna has been my favorite and
only household remedy for nearly five
"1 suffered for years with bilious
ness, and kidney and liver trouble. If
I caught a little cold, the pains were
increased, and backache and headache
were of frequent occurrence.
"However, Peruna cured me twelve
bottles made me a new and healthy
and as both Fish Warden Van Dusen, of
Oregon, and Deputy Fish Commissioner
Burton, of Washington, will be provided
with patrol boats, the law will be strict
Will Investigate Naturalization.
WASHINGTON, March 8. The Secre
tary of State has designated Galllard
Hunt, chief of the Passport Bureau, to
be a member of the commission to In
vestigate the naturalization of aliens.
May Reopen Claim Against Chile.
WASHINGTON, March 8. In the Sen
ate today Blackburn Introduced a resolu
tion asking the Secretary of State to re
IN A WEEK
We guarantee s cere In every case ws undertake or charge no fee. Consulta
tion free. Letters eeafidentlAl. Instruc Uve BOOK FOR MEN mailed free in plala
wrapper. . .
We cure the worst cases of plle3 in tw o or three treatments, without operation
If you cannot call at office, write for q uestlon blank. Home treatment successful
Office hours. 9 to 5 and 7 to S. Sundays and holidays. 10 to 12. "
DR. W. NORTON DAVIS & CO.
Offices in Van-Noy Hotel. K Third stu
cor. Pine. Portland. Or.
potency thoroughly cured failure . Cure guaranteed. -
xOUhu troubled with nigut emissions, ureams, exhausting drains,
bashfulness. aversion to society, which deprive you at your manhood, VXF1TS.
"VOU FOR BVS1NESS OR MARRIAGE.
3UDOLE-AGEO HE'S, who from excesses and strains have lost their
BLOOD AM) SKIN DISEASES, Syphilis. Gonorrhoea, painful, bloody urine,
Gleet, Stricture, Enlarged Prostate, Sexual Debility. Varicocele. Hydrocele, Kid
ney and Liver troubles cured without MERCURY OR OTHER-- POISONOUS
DRUGS. Catarrh and rheumatism CURED. -
Dr. Walker's methods are regular and scientific. He use3 no patent nos
trums or ready-made preparations, but cures the disease by thorough medical
treatment. His New Pamphlet on Private Diseases sent free to all men who de
scribe their trouble. PATIEA'TS cured at home. Terms reasonable. All letters
answered In plain envelope. Consultation frea and sacredly confidential. Call
on or address v
DR. WALKER, 181 First Street, Corner Yam h, Portland, Or.
DUE TO CATARRH.
Cured hy Pe-ru-na,,
Hundreds of Dollars for
Other Berne dies.
David Ii. Jay cox. Chaplain Clar
inda I. O. G. T., and Chaplain G. A- R.,
865 Broadway, Oakland, Cal., writes:
ul am an old vrar veterab. I con
tracted severe bladder and kidmey
trouble. I spent hundreds of dollars
and consulted a host of doctors, but
neither did me aay sood.
"Some of my comrades who had been
cured by Peruna advised me to try It.
I at once bought a bottle and kept
taking It for nearly four months.
"Peruna has proven the best medi
cine I ever used. I feel well and would
not be without a bottle in time of
need for ten times its cost."
Gives Pe-ru-na Entire Credit.
Daniel D. Bldwell, Notary Public and
member of I. O. O. P., 160 Pearl street,
Buffalo, N. T., writes:
"When I obtained Peruna I was suf
fering from chronic indigestion, and
kidney and bladder trouble.
"It belped the circulation at eace.
ftly dictation Is now perfect, and nay
kidneys do not trouble nae fa any Tray.
In fact I cive Peruna the entire credit."
Peruna Is the remedy that Dr.
Hartman uses with, undevlatlng- suc
cess. All forms of kidney disease yield
promptly to Peruna.
"We have on file hundreds of grateful
letters .from people who have, heen
cured of chronic kidney catarrh by tho
use of Peruna.
open the claim of A. H. Lazare against
the Republic of Chile. It was referred, to
the committee on foreign relations.
Spring Days Also at Bay City.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 8. This city
Is enjoying a season of Spring weather..
Yesterday the thermometer registered
over 79 degrees- and today It reached 75
with a cloudless sky and a refreshing
Will Bring Home the Disabled;
TOKIO, March 9. The Japanese gov
ernment has decided to bring 2500 In
capacitated and wounded soldiers home
from Port Arthur via Chefoo.
We treat successfully all private ner
vous and chronic diseases of men. alss
blood, stomach, heart, liver, kidney and
throat troubles. We cure SYPHELJ3
without mercury) to stay cured forever.
in 30 to 0 days. We remove STRIC
TURE, without operation or pain, in 13
We stop drains, the result of self-abuse.
Immediately. We can restore the sexual
vigor of any man under 0 by means of
local treatment peculiar to ourselves.
We Cure Gonorrhoea
In a Week
The doctors of this institute are all'
regular graduates, have had many years
experience, have been known in Portland
for 15 years, have a reputation to main
tain, and will undertake no casa unless
certain curs can oe eneciea.
Twenty Years of Success
In the treatment of chronic diseases, - such a3 liver,
kidney and stomach disorders, constipation, diar-
rhoca. dropsical swellings. Brlght's disease, etc
Kidney and Urinary
Complaints, painful, difficult, to frequent, milky or
bloody urine, unnatural discharges speedily cured.'
Diseases of the Rectum
Such as piles, fistula, fissure, ulceration, mucous and
bloody discharges, sured without, the knife, pain-or
Diseases of Men
gleet, stricture, unnatural losses. 1m-