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VOL. XLV. NO. 13,814.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 190o.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
FRONT AND REAR
Away at Russians,
PANIC' SEIZES THE ARMY
Without Big Guns, Slavs Can
not Hold Them Off.
MANY FIGHTS WITH BAYONETS
Russian Division Cut Off No Hope
Linievitch Can Make a Stand
South of Sungari His
Losses Are Enormous.
ST. PETERSBURG, March 17. A dis
patch from Changtufa reports that Gen
eral Kuropatkln left there tonight for
. A X TAN AN AR I V O , Madagascar, March
17. The Hussion second Pacific squad
ron left Nosal Be the ufteraooa of
March 16. Its destination is not knoira.
ST. PETERSBURG, March IS. The
advices that are slowly Altering'
through from the front prove conclu
sively that the entire Russian army is
still in danger and' that the utmost
military strategy will be necessary If
General Linievitch is to withdraw his
men. to a place of safety.
Advices received at the "War Office
show that the Japanese are on all sides
of the Russians and that the force that
has succeeded In getting, to the north
ward, numbers nearly 75,000 men. The
result Is that the retreating army Is
being compelled to fight constantly
against a foe that outnumbers it two
to one, and the losses are very great.
Incidentally, the Russian soldiers are
short of supplies and especially of am
munition, while they have but few big
guns. The immense quantities of stores
that have been captured by the Japan
ese have enabled Marshal Oyama to
disregard his transport service, as the
captured booty Is near enough to be
Hard j&(h ajlgttaggt.
Advices sent from tne front by cour
iers who have succeeded in escaping
through the enveloping Japanese lines
tell of terrible fighting between the
rearguard and the Russian left flank
and the Japanese. Deprived of their
artillery, the Russians are unable to
stand off the enemy or to keep them at
long range, and the inevitable result Is
hand-to-hand fighting of a nature that
surpasses all records of war. In fact.
It Is stated that only continual charges,
in which the bayonet Is freely used,
are all that has prevented the com
plete overwhelming of the Russian
The Japanese army corps that occu
pied Ting Pass is reported as having
advanced along the Kirln road more
than IS miles and to have cut off and
isolated a Russian division that had
been stationed there.
May Make Stand at Sungari River.
It is admitted here that there Is but
little chance of General Linievitch at
tempting a stand until be reaches the
Sungari River with his men. Here he
will be within ten miles of Harbin and
will have the advantage of a reasonably
strong position, where he might -have a
chance of rallying his men and at the
same time withstanding the Japanese.
The Sungari will soon be at flood by
reason of Spring thaws, and it Is not
fordable at this time of the year. Should
the Russians manage to get across the
liver and then blow up the enormous steel
bridge over which the railroad passes,
there is a chance that they could occupy
the old fortifications commanding the
riverbed, and these, would likely prove a
veritable haven of refuge to the worn
Of course all this depends on the suc
cess of General Linievitch In defeating the
Japanese, who are now to the northward
of him. He undoubtedly Is already plan
ning and, if there is a Russian comman
der equal to such a task, he is the man,
as by his personal acts of courage he has
endeared himself to the rank and file
and they are expected to be Infused with
new courage as soon as the news reaches
thera that he has been rewarded by be
ing placed in supreme command. He Is
handicapped by having an army that is
totally exhausted, suffering from the want
of food and disheartened by bad news
from all sides. Victory under such cir
cumstances will Indeed be remarkable,
but those who know Linievitch best be
lieve he will succeed.
Hopes Much From Regulars.
The question of mobilizing another
army to be sent to the front is being
discussed In all quarters here, and while
the belief Is general that there will be
trouble in certain quarters as a result.
It Is thought that the announcement that
the regulars will at last be sent to the
front will have a quieting effect. The ac
tion of the Czar and bis advisers in
sending the reservists against a foreign
enemy and keeping the flower of the
army at home to put down possible .in
ternal trouble has been severely criticised
and it is felt that, had the action been
reversed and the regulars sent out against
the Japanese, the unbroken record of de
feats might not have resulted. Whether
or not the new army can do much bet
ter than the old is problematic, but Rus
sians are prone to hope for the best, and
from every quarter comes the cry that
now that the nation has awakened to the
fact that conditions of real war face it,
measures will be taken to win back Rus
JAPANESE HAMMERING AWAY
Attack Russians on All Sides and
Strike Panic Into Them. "
TOKIO, March 17. The Japanese are
still hammering away at the retreating
Russian army and the losses of the enemy
are declared at Imperial headquarters to
be simply enormous. Marshal Oyama's
victorious troops, flushed with success
and determined that not a single Russian
shall reach Harbin, are continually at
tacking the Russians from front and rear
and from both flanks and are giving the
terror-stricken hordes absolutely no rest.
A number of reports were received from
the front last night and all characterized
the Russian retreat as "panic-stricken."
It Is believed here that Qyama Is prepar
ing another trap for the enemy and, when
it is sprung, the remnants of Kuropat
kin's shattered forces will be found caught
in Its jaws.
The troops that occupied Ylng Pass
have advanced some IS miles along the
Kirln. River and at last accounts were
hotly engaging the enemy.
TIE PASS WAS THE LAST STRAW
Kuropatkin's Abandonment of Posi
tion Dumbfounded Russia.
ST. PETERSBURG, March 17. Accord
ing to a resident of the court at Taarskoe
Selo, who occupies a private position with
the Czar, the sudden decision to remove
Kuropatkln was due to the disaster at Tie
Pass, which Is considered strategically a
greater blunder on the part of the Rus
sian Commander-in-Chief than even Muk
den. The Czar's hand was forced In this
affair by' the war party. That a fortified
position like that at Tie Pas3 should have
fallen without any show of resistance,
after the official messages telling of the
orderly retreat of the Russian forces and
of a supposed Russian victory at the
Fan River, has absolutely dumbfounded
It Is thought Impossible that the rem
nants of Kuropatkin's army rn escape
to Harbin, because there are no stores of
food or ammunition between Tie Pass and
"Despite the war party's triumph In
the removal of Kuropatkln, peace is Immi
nent," said Mme. Novikoff, the Russian
political writer, this morning. "Linie
vitch cannot continue the war. The army
is annihilated and there Is no new army
JAPANESE PU8H NORTHWARD
Striving Hard to Cut Off Fleeing
Russians From Harbin.
CHANGTUFU. March 16. (4 A. M.)
(Delayed in Transmission.) The rear
guard action Is continuing almost unin
terruptedly. Soldiers wounded In the last
fight to the number oZ 1700 were dis
patched north from Tie Pass on -March IS.
-On ethepornlng- of,Mach IS. the Jap
anese made the principal attack on the
Russian left and In the evening attacked
the Tight also.
It is reported that several columns of
Japanese Infantry, with cavalry, are' mov
ing north a considerable distance west of
the railway with the Intention of cutting
the Russians from their base. It seems
evident that the advance movement of the
Japanese has continued for a long time,
and perhaps uninterruptedly.
The Russians, though fatigued with
three weeks of constant fighting, are of
fering a stubborn resistance In their
withdrawal, although not attempting to
hold a position which is naturally open to
a turning movement.
The wagon trains are gradually assum
ing order, but many carts are missing. In
cluding those carrying private supplies ot
food. The distributing department, which
has done much good work at Kalyuan,
will leave today for the north.
TWENTY THOUSAND PRISONERS
Result of Tie Pass Victory Limit of
TOKIO. March 17. (8 P. M.) Beyond
the general retirement of the Russians
along the railway northward, little Is
known here of the details of the past
three days' events In Manchuria.
Various reports of a number of addi
tional Russian prisoners being captured
are in circulation. One estimate Is 0,000.
It is impossible to confirm the reports.
There is much speculation over the ex
tent of the Russian retirement. Harbin
is regarded as a logical base, but it Is
suggested that they may attempt to hold
the Kirln line. The country between
Klayuan and Sungari Is inhospitable.
Formerly the conservative element In
the high councils of Japan favored set
ting a limit to the Manchurian advance.
It opposes advancing to Harbin, but the
results ot the victory at Mukden are re
moving opposition and the bulk of opin
ion and judgment now favors pressing ad
vantages and carrying the war to the
utmost limits possible.
WOUNDED NEGLECTED ON ROAD
Soldiers Without Food and Bandits
Tearing Up Railroad.
PARIS, March 18. The correspondent
of the Matin at St Petersburg telegraphs
a description of the scenes witnessed dur
ing the railway Journey from Tie Pass to
Harbin. The wounded, the correspondent
says, were lying exposed and unattended
everywhere and the soldiers were unable
to obtain provisions. Hundreds of strag
glers cannot find their regiments.
The trains were finally attacked by
Chinese bandits, who, at several places,
The correspondent adds that Russian
officers are indignant, saying that the re
treat was ordered when the positions at
Tie Pass were still tenable:
ST. PETERSBURG AWAITS NEWS
Japanese Driving Ahead and Worry
ing the Rearguard.
ST. PETERSBURG, March IS. (ISO A.
M.). Decided anxiety is felt regarding the
fate of the Manchurian army under Us
new commander, no news of military de
velopments during the last three days
having been received. The only dls-
(Conclud! on Fifth Pagta.)
WITH THE IRISH
President Extols Their
IN BOTH WAR AND PEACE
Speech at Banquet of Friendly
Sons of St Patrick.
THEY FrfAKE GOOD CITIZENS
He-Also Gives Away His Niece in
Marriage and Speaks on Navy
to Sons of the American
NEW YORK, March 17. President
Roosevelt was the guest of honor tonight
at the 121st annual dinner of the Iriendly
Sons of St. Patrick. He was roundly
cheered by more than 600 members of the
society and its guests. He made a speech
before the society, closing a day full of
friendly greetings, during which he gave
his niece away in marriage. The ban
quet was given in the golden dining hall
at - Delmonlco's. The secretary was
obliged to refuse more than 2000 applica
tions for tickets. The main banquet hall
and the annex were beautifully deco
rated with festoons of the Stars and
Stripes, Into which was woven effectively
the green and gold flag of Erin.
The banquet tables were banked with
roses -and carnations. They were set off
by garlands of green and gold electric
lights strung diagonally across the halL
Immediately back ot and above the seat
of the President were the Gaelic words
"Cead Mllle Falltbe." In letters of fire.
To the right and left of the guest's table
were fine .medallions of Washington and
Roosevelt, illuminated with electrical
effects. The contrast of "Washington and
Roosevelt was significant. The Friendly
Sons ot St Patrick entertained Wash
ington in 17S2 as the General in charge
of the Colonial Armies. Roosevelt Is the
first President as such that the Friendly
Sons of St. Patrick have entertained.
The President arrived at 6:30 P. M. and .
for half an hour held a reception. Then,
accompanied by Judge. Fitzgerald, the
President of the society and toastmaster.
,P resident HooseyeU was conducted from
the' ball to -the dining-room. Many ofHhe
guests waved the Stars, and Stripes and
the flag of Erin enthusiastically. The
President was Introduced by Judge Fitz
gerald and in his response said:
Sop to One of His Prejudices.
"I wish to read a telegram received to
night, it Is a sop to one of my well
known prejudices. The recipient was a
father tonight when he came to this ban
quet. Now he is a grandfather." He
read the telegram:
" 'Peter McDonnell: Patrick just ar-.
ri;ed, tired after parade. Sends his re
gards to President. He Is the first on
record since Teddy attended the Friendly
Sons' dinner. He is a fine singer. No
race suicide in this family. Weighs eight
pounds and looks like the whole family
All Is welL Robert McDonnell
"And now, gentlemen," continued the
President, "I want you to Join me In
drinking to the health of Peter McDon
nell and above all to Mrs. McDonnell."
The President continued:
Irish Immigrants Are Pioneers.
Lock before the outbreak ot the revolu
tion there had begun on the soil of the
.colonies which afterwards became the
United States that mixture of races which
has been and still Is one of the most Im
portant features In our history as -a people.
At the time early In the 18th century when
the immigrants from Ireland began first to
come In numbers to this country, the race
elements In our population were still Im
perfectly fused, and for some time the new
Irish strain was clearly distinguishable
from the others. There was a peculiarity
about these Immigrants who carte from
Ireland to the colonies during the ISth
century which has never been paralleled In
the case of any other immigrants whatso
ever. In all other cases, since the very
first settlements, the pushing westward ot
th frontiers has been due primarily to the
men ot native' birth. But the Immigrants
from Ireland in the 17th century pushed
boldly through the settled districts and
planted themselves as the advance guard
of the conquering civilization on the borders
of the Indian-haunted wilderness. In Maine
and. Northern New Hampshire, la Western
Pennsylvania. Virginia and North Carolina
alike, this was true.
Irish as American Soldiers.
By the time the Revolution broke out
these men had begun to mix with their
fellows of other stocks, and they furnished
their full share of leadership in the great
struggle which made us a Nation. Among
their number was Commodore John Barry,
one ot three or four officers to whom oar
infant Navy owed most. On land they far-
nlf&ed Generals like Montgomery, who fell
so gloriously at Quebec, and Sullivan, the
conquerer of the Iroquois, who came of a
New Hampshire family which furnished
Governors to three New England states,
while ot the Continental troops those ot the
hardest fighters among Washington's Gen
erals, "Mad Anthony" Wayne, were recruit
ed to largely from this stock that Light
Horse Harry Lee always referred to. them
M "the line of Ireland." Nor must we for
get that ot this same stock there was a
boy during the days of the revolution who
afterwards became the chief American Gen
eral ot his time and as President one of the
public men who left his impress most deep
ly -upon our Nation, old Andrew Jackson, the
victor ot New Orleans.
In the second great crisis of our coun
try's history the period of the Civil War
the part played by the men of Irish bjrth
or parentage was no less striking than it
had been In the Revolution. -Among the
three or four great General who led the
Northern Army In the war stood Phil Sher"
ldan. Some of those whom I am now ad
dressing served In that immortal brigade
which on the fatal day of Fredericksburg
left Its dead closest to the stone wall which
.marked the limit that could not be- over
passed, even by the highest human Talor.
Work Hard and Fight Hard.
The people who have come to this country
from Ireland have contributed to the stock
of our common citizenship qualities which
are essential to the welfare of every great
nation. They are a masterful race of rugged
character-- race the qualities of whoe wan
hood have become proverbial, while' its men
have the elemental, the indispensable, virtue
of war king hard in tlsae ot peace and fighting
hard la time ot war. In every walk of life
men of this blood, have stooa ana now
stand pre-eminent as statesmen and as sol
diers, on the bench, at the bar and in busi
ness. They are dolag their full share toward
the artistic and literary oereiopment oi u
And right here let me make a special plea
to you. We Americans take a Just-pride In
the development of our great universities,
and more and more we are seeking to pro
vide for original and creative work in these
universities. I hope that an earnest effort
will be made to endow chairs in American
universities for the study of Celtic literature
and for research In Celtic antiquities. It Is
only of recent years that the extraordinary
wealth and beauty of the old Celtlo sages
have been fully appreciated, and we of
America, who have so large a Celtic strain
in our blood, cannot afford to be behindhand,
in the work ot adding to modern scholarship
by bringing within lis ken the great Ceitlc
literature of the past.
The Seat Amerfcaa Denned.
My fellow-countrymen, I have spoken to
night especially of what has been- done for
this Nation of ours by its sons of Irish
blood. But, after ail. in speaking to you
or any other body of my fellow-cltlxens, no
matter from whet Old World country they
themselves or their forefathers may have
come, the great thing to remember Is that
we are all of us Americans. Let us keep our
pride in the stocks from which we have
sprung; -but let as show that pride not by
holding aloof one from another, least of all
by preserving the Old World Jealousies and
bitternesses, but by Joining In a spirit of
generous rivalry to see which can do most
for our great common country. Americanism
is not a matter ot creed, or birthplace or
descent. That man is the best American
who has in him the American spirit the
President Roosevelt was accompanied to
New York by Mrs. Roosevelt, his daugh
ter, Ethel, his physician. Dr. Stokes, Sec
retary Loeb and two secret service- men.
The trip from Washington was made In
six hours, the President's private, car .be-.
Ing attached to the Pennsylvania express.
At the Jersey City station a crowd
had collected which cheered the Presi
dent as he walked through the station to
a carriage, in which he, Mrs. Roosevelt
and Miss Ethel were driven onto-a ferry
boat. From the Manhattan terminal the
Presidential carriage was driven to the
home of Mrs. James Roosevelt, the Pres
ident's aunt, in West Fifty-seventh
street. Along the route he was cheered
At 3 o'clock the President went to the
house of Henry Parish. Jr., to attend the
marriage of his niece, Miss Eleanor
Roosevelt, to her cousin, Franklin Roose
velt, son of Mrs. James Roosevelt. On
the way he met a big St. Patrick's day
parade, which was stopped, the partici
pants and the thousands who crowded
the sidewalks wildly cheering Mr. Roose
velt as he went through and passed up
Gives Away His Niece as Bride.
The chief magistrate led the bride to
the altar and gave her away. A huge
floral offering of 1000 pink roses, entwined
with smllax and asparagus, was sus
pended In the center of the drawing-room
and formed a canopy under which the
newly-wedded pair received the congratu
lations of their friends. The President,
with his niece leaning on his arm, pre
ceded by the bridesmaids, passed Into
the drawing-room through an alslo of
white ribbons held by the ushers. Rev.
Endlcott Peabody, of Groton, Mass., per
formed thevmarriage ceremony, using the
Episcopal ritual, ;.--- . -
xr.er. Teeiaeftt.ieiL rne Parish home arrticeiurrXBe"troUbiels said to be iacK, ot
5 o'clock to Teturo to the home ot his
aunt. Elaborate police arrangements had
been made and, besides a squad of nine
mounted men, who acted as an escort,
policemen lined the streets and controlled
After a short stay in the house ot his
aunt, the President was driven through
cheering crowds to Delmonlco's, where he
attended the annual dinner of the
Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. The Sixty
ninth Regiment, National Guard, acted as
an escort The President was cheered
all the way, especially on his arrival at
Wants Navy to Prevent War.
Soon after the conclusion of his ad
dress at Delmonlco's, President Roosevelt
left for the banquet of the Sons of tho
American Revolution at the Hotel As tor.
(Concluded on Page Seven.)
NEW COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF OF RUSSIAN ARMY
When superseded in command of the Russian forces by Kuropatkln cn the out
break of the war. General Unlevltch is reported to have exclaimed indignantly: "It
is the Emperor's will, and I submit, but the future will show who Is the more fit for
the place." Unlevltch, who is. nothing of .a courtier, has worked his way up by
force of character, and Is very popular with tbe troops. Hla last active service was
in the Chinese campaign of 1900. Unlevltch 1st now over 70 years ot age.
GRAFT ON CANAL
High Time to Change
' the Commission.
RECORD Of BLUNDERS
Wallace. .Vainly. Trying
' Overcome Them.
ENGINEERS LEAVE IN PISGUST
Men Die. of Fever While Commis
sioners Stint Medicine or -Send
It Adulterated President
Seeks Big Men. .
ISTHMIAN CANAL COMMISSION.
K ear-Admiral John G. Walker, cbalr
MaJor-General George W. Davis.
William Barclay Parsons, civil en
gineer. William H. Burr, civil engineer.
Benjamin M. Harned, civil engineer.
C. Ewald Grunaky, civil engineer..
Chief Engineer, John F. Wallace.
Chief of Material and Supplies De
partment, Paymaster E. C. Tobey,
TJ. S. N.
Disbursing Officer, Paymaster G. C.
Schafer. TJ. S. N.
Chief Sanitary Officer. Colonel W. C
CHICAGO, March 17. Special.) "Wal
ter "Wellman, wiring from Washington to
the Record-Herald, says that graft has
already made Its appearance among the
employes of the United States on the
Panama Canal, according to an American
engineer who was on the isthmus only
three weeks ago. It Is evidently high
time President Roosevelt was carrying
out his plan for a complete reorganiza
tion ot the Canal Commission.
This engineer, who had exceptional op
portunities to gather information as to
conditions on the Isthmus, declares it Is
within his personal knowledge that pay
rolls are already being padded and that
-;.viirloU5isaims -of petty graft are: prao-
efficient 'organization. Chief Engineer
Wallace Is working like a Trojan in the
field and haa almost worn himself out
trying to push the work at Culebra Hill
and to bring order out of chaos in the
The present Canal Commission Is de
clared to be' a failure by every man who
has visited the isthmus during the v last
six months. The Commission remained
at Panama just long enough to establish
certain iron-dad rules whose literal en
forcement has been a great detriment to
the chief engineer and the other officials
who are trying to push the work. Then
the members of the Commission, with the
exception of General Davis, returned t6
the United States and are here yet. Evi
dently they do not care to live on the
Isthmus and prefer the climate of New
York and Washington.
On account of the unsatisfactory state
of affairs on the Isthmus, many engi
neers and other employes of the Commis
sion are giving up their jobs in disgust
and returning home. In a letter to a
friend, in this country, one of the under
engineers employed on the canal wrote
"My chief made requisition to the Com
mission the week he came down here,
that is, last June, for Instruments, and
has repeated the requisition once or twice
a month ever since, but so far It has
absolutely amounted to nothing. Mr. Wal
lace has also urged the matter, but that
did no good, either. Supplies of almost
any kind cannot be bad for months after
they are ordered. We needed hand levels
and months ago we made requisition for
six. These cost 13 apiece and have de
layed our work for months from 10 to 20
per cent. At this rate the canal would
not be built in 100 years. Requisitions for
medicine have been repeatedly canceled.
The nearest hospital to us a dozen times
has not had a" single grain of quinine and
could not get it."
In a- later letter this same engineer
throws further light upon the unfortu
nate conditions which prevail on the
Isthmus. He says:
Little Medicine and That Impure.
"Several Americans died from yellow
fever last week. The chief engineer has
been sick for a week; may be malaria or
yellow fever. People are resigning and
going home all the time. I don't suppose
things will be any better until the Com
mission is - changed. Requisitions for
medicine sent to Washington last August
have nof been heard from yet.
"The Commissioner who looked after
tbe medicine supplies absolutely refused
to allow such medicines as they wanted,
and particularly disinfectants. He also
refused to allow them to be bought at
wholesale first-class drug stores, 'nor
woufd he allow an inspector In the United
States to examine the drugs before they
were shipped, saying that, If they ar
rived and were found not good, they
would be condemned and sent back to
the United States. The result Is that
medicines received here have been badly
adulterated, but have been shipped in
such small quantities that, if they sent
them .back, condemned, they would have
none at all. For Instance, the last ship
ment of three-grain quinine pills con
tained less than two grains, the remain
der being chalk and sugar. A fellow I
know was sent to the hospital with a
broken leg and they had to tear up mos
quito bars for gauze to bandage him, and
that they do right along. There Is not
on band an ounce of Epsom salts, so
much needed here, now."
President Roosevelt Is assiduously look
ing for good men to take commlsslo&er
shlps at Panama and is particularly
anxious to find "the big man" who will
take the chairmanship and set things
going In such vigorous American fashion
that there will be no chance of a repeti
tion of the French record of Inefficiency
and scandal on the Isthmus. The Presi
dent intends to dispense with the services
of Admiral Walker and most ot-the mem
bers of the present Commission. He has
a number ot new men under considera
tion. Including two or three who have
made reputations in this country" as "man
agers of big railroad companies.
A sea-level canal has not yet been de
cided upon, and the present outlook Is
that it never will be. The recommenda
tion made by the engineering committee
of the Commission Parsons, Burr and
Davis for a sea-level canal has not met
with favor In "Washington. As General
Haines has recently pointed out, a canal
without locks is impossible at Panama.
CONTENTS OFJTODAY'S PAPER
TODAS7B Cloudy to partly cloudy, with prob
ably showers; winds mostly westerly.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, 65
deg.; minimum, -46- Precipitation, 0.05 inch.
The War m the Far Fast.
Japanese still pursue Russians beyond Tie
Pass and Inflict terrible loss. Page 1.
Hostile army in front of fleeing Russians.
Whole division of Russians cut off. Page 1-
Kuropatkln recalled in disgrace. Page 3.
Disaster at Tie Pass his crowning blunder.
Linievitch will have entirely new army.
Both Japan and Russia will borrow money.
Czar breaking down under nervous strain.
Omcers who fired on Czar confess their neg
ligence. Page 7.
Senator Morgan demands Inquiry ' into
Dominican affairs. Page 4.
France protests to United States against
action of Venezuela, and threatens re
prisals. Page 5.
Appointment of Baker and Llndsley delayed
by charges. Page 4.
Graft and blundering on ( Panama canal.
Deadlock in Missouri may end today fn re
election of CockrelL Page 1.
Peabody resigns and McDonald becomes
Governor of Colorado. Page 5.
President Roosevelt speaks at St. Patricks'
day banquet. Page 1.
Death of ex-Senator Hawley. Page 7.
Dr. Thomas Parker involved in shooting of
E. G. Sbarratt at Lutgens, Or. Page 6.
New Oregon Legislative apportionment will
be based on the census of 1005. Page 6.
Big hotel at -Coronado Beach Is In danger of
the ocean's waves. Page 6.
Commercial and Marine.
Weather still too cool for Spring trade.
Improvement is San Francisco wheat mar
ket. Psge IS. '
Flurry in May wheat expected. Page' 15.
Money outlook responsible for stock sell-
ig. Page 15.
Row at Portland milt. between sailors and
longshoremen. Page 14.
Portland and Vicinity.
Dentists plan- a big congress at the Fair.
Merit system Is found to work injustice in
Pittsburg schools. Page 11.
Rain of. matches from Chamber of Com
merce building astonishes pedestrians.
O., R. & N. has no present intention ot ex
tending its lines. Page 10.
Third Regiment, O. N. G. to be reviewed by
General Williams; farewell reception to
be given Colonel Huston and staff. Page
Louis Schumer, escaping forger, is shot by
detectives. Page 16.
Portland General Electric, Company is plan
ning -to supply power and light throughout
the Willamette Valley. Page 0.
Reading is the theme' of Marion Craig
Wentwdrth's address at the High School.
Two million is the estimated attendance at
the Fair. Page 10.
New deal organized by Republicans. Page 11.
.-St. Patrick's day is well cbsrTC Psxa XL.
ONE MORE Oil
Missouri Deadlock Now
COCKRELL MAY WIN OUT
Republicans Cannot Get To
gether on Candidate.
LAST BALLOT AT NOON TODAY
Split by Factions, Victorious Party
May Give Democrats Back-the
Seat It Won Last '
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo., March 17:
After taking five Joint ballots, the Mis
souri Legislature tonight passed .the
question of selecting a United States
Senator until tomorrow noon, the day
on which both branches of the Legis
lature have agreed to adjourn sine die.
Despite all statements to the con
trary, the Democrats remained firm for
ex-United States Senator Cockrell all
through the eight ballots taken at the
sessions of the Legislature today and
tonight, while the Republicans con
tented themselves with trying to force
the election of one of the candidates
who have been voted for for the past
Kerens, so far as his name was con
cerned, was not a factor In tonight's
balloting, but his supporters remained
united upon their- selections, which
were not in accord with the views of
the other factions.
The NIedringhaus men wandered
from one candidate to another, never
presenting a united front for any one
Many opinions were expressed after
the dissolution of the joint -session to
the effect that, if a Senator is selected
tomorrow, It will be ex-Senator Cock
rell, as many believe that the Republi
cans demonstrated tonight that they
cannot get together on a candidate of
their political faction and that the only
solution is to return to CockxelU
TewflnAL- bnljat. tonight resulted:
Cockrell, 82 I Nefdringhaus, 107Warner.
68; King, 11; Lathrop, 2; Dyer, 1.
HULL EXPLAINS IT ALL AWAY
Denies He Said Japan Was After the
DES MOINES, March 17. Congressman
Hull, chairman of the military affairs
committee, who is in this city, says that
he has been misquoted regarding- an al
leged Interview which has appeared in the
Eastern press. It was asserted that he
said that the Japanese were after the
Philippine Islands and would demand that
they be turned over to them. What "Mr.
Hull did say was that this country needed
a big navy to protect its island posses
sions and that, if Japan was inclined to
the Idea, it might in the future desire to
gain possession of the Philippines.
JAPAN LOOKS UP TO AMERICA
Too Grateful for Our Help to Make
War on United States.
NEW YORK, March 17. Baron Kaneko
Kantaro, formerly Japanese Minister ot
Justice, has been a guest of honor and
one of the speakers at a dinner of the
Unitarian Club of New York. Speaking
of the development of the mind and. life
ot Japan, he pointed out that In every de
partment of Japanese life, whether in in
dustry, statesmanship, literature, educa
tion or war, there always came first a
stage of blind and unquestioning imi
tation, later a stage of adaption to
peculiar Japanese needs and then origi
nality of invention. As an example he
cited the union of the ancient Japanese
Shintolsm with tjhe engrafted Buddhism
to form the political religion of Japan.
"When the present dynasty came to
the throne with the restoration in 1868,"
he said, "the Japanese were indeed
backward In material, progress, but
their minds and intellects were almost
as fully developed as those of Occi
dentals. 'Seek knowledge, discriminate
and adopt the best,' was a principle of
the new Emperor, and we tried to fol
"We looked to the United States
soon after the advent of Commodore
Perry, our introVlucer to Western na
tions. Our government was formed on
your plan. Dr. David Murray, of New
Jersey, became our educational adviser.
Our postal system and our customs ser
vice were formed by American citi
zens. Our army wa3 modeled on the
German plan and adapted to Japanese
"One peculiarity of the Japanese mind
is to form a policy for a century ahead,
and to meet with. Anglo-Saxon prac
ticality any difficulties that arise. And
as" we try to be practical, I can assure
you we shall never try to take the
Philippines away from you, as some
American recently said. Japan has too
much gratitude for this country ever
to make war upon it. Japan's great
ambition Is to engraft Western science
on Eastern culture and to blend .the
Occidental and Oriental civilization
LINER'S PASSENGERS MTTEINT
French Steamer Montreal Puts lack
Short of Provisions.
HORTA, Azores, March 13. The
French trans-Atlantic steamer Mon
treal, bound for New' York, has returned
to Horta owing to the refusal of the
passengers to continue on the voyage,
the vessel being short of provisions.
Seriqus trouble occurred between the
Jsassengers and the officers'.