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VOL. XXIV NO. 32.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, AUGUST 6, 1905.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
JAPAN TO FOUND
Principle of Terms Of
MUST CEDE WHOLE GOAST
New Monroe DoGtrine Applied
to Eastern Asia.
JAPAN SEA ALL JAPANESE
Walter Wellman Says Aims of Japan
Hare Active Support of Britain
-and Passive Support of
CHICAGO. Aug. 5.-Speclal.) Walter
Wellman, 'wiring: to the Record-Herald,
"There Is to be a Japanese empire on
the mainland of Asia .It Is to embrace
Corea and Manchuria -and probably a
part of Siberia The. Japan of the present
Is. a-mere Island kingdom. TJifi Japan of
the future Is to rule the littoral of the.
Northern Asiatic continent. Reaching far
into the interior, comprising vast, fertile
and populous provinces, the -new Japan is
to be thrice as great In area and twice
as great In population as the Japan of
"The Sea of Japan Is to be the center,
the heart, of this new empire. That sea
Is to become a Japanese lake. Japan is
to dominate it and all the lands lying
about it. This dominance of the Japanese
sea and its coast country on all sides the
Japanese hold Is absolutely essential to
their national safety.
"The pretension the Japanese put forth
aB to the Sea of Japan Is not unlike the
Monroe doctrine, which -the United States
applies to the -Caribbean Sea. Japan has
a Monroe doctrine of her own. And the
meaning of it is that Japan will view as
an unfriendly act any effort on the ,;part
of European powers to establish their
sovereignty or to plant their systems on
or near the shores of tbe.Sea of Japan.
"This Japanese Monroe doctrine applies
not only to Russia, but to all European
powers, inasmuch; nowevcr, as" Russia
Is .the only European power which lias
established itself on the coast of the Jap
anese sea. It is Russia alone whose pos
sessions and known ambitions are to be
narrowed or delimited by the national as
pirations of the victorious Japanese.
Japan a Mainland Empire.
"Thus, with one mighty leap, Japan
springs from a scattered Island kingdom
off the Asiatic shore, a mere ocean prin
cipality, half lost In the maritime fogs,
to emplreshlp, covering Islands and a huge
strip of the mainland and the sea which
lies between them. From rank as twelfth
or fifteenth among the powers of tho
East has Japan risen at a bound to fifth
or sixth place, and with still greater. pos
sibilities lying before" her in Chinese po
litical hegemony and commercial leader
ship. "These are the aspirations of the Jap
anese people at this moment Thls empire-building
ambition of theirs forms the
basis of tho peace terms which they will
endeavor to impose upon Russia In the
international conferences whose first ses
sions ore to be held here next week
a conference toward which the races of
the whole civilized world are now di
rected. "We do not as yet know the details of
the terms of settlement which the Japa-'
nese envoys are Instructed by their gov
ernment to present to the representatives
of the Czar, but in the foregoing state
ment I have given the Japaneso national
aspiration upon which those terms arc
based. "When the precise Japanese stip
ulations become known, -as they may be
within a -week or a, fortnight, it -will be
found they were framed to carry out tho
great plan of national enlargement and
safety I have Just outlined. The Informa
tion upon -which this dispatch is written
comes from high and unimpeachable sour
ces, from authority which woulcVcreale
surprise were I at liberty to Identify It.
Wipe Out Russia on Pacific.
"Japanese Arms have won a series of
victories unprecedented in tho history of
modern wars. Japanese statesmanship
now seeks to fix for all time the fruits
of those military and naval triumphs.
The terms which Japan is about to sub
mit to Russia may embrace this or that
Item designed to secure the results aimed
at. When those demands are presented,
It is more than likely certain features may
be minimized or receded from as the fric
tion of negotiation and of give-and-take
becomes acute. But when the Irreducible
minimum Is reached It will virtually wipe
out Russia as a power along the Asiatic
littoral bordering the Sea of Japan and
place that sea In the very heart of the
future empire of Nippon. ,
"I have the highest authority for the
statements that. If the Russians find
tnemseives unable to agree to a treaty
which achieves this end, there will be
no peace. Tnc Japanese have set the
stakes which are to mark the boundaries
of their national domain or sphere of in
fluence in the future. Tho line as blazed
in tho rough Is not hard and fast. There
is margin left for trading, for accommo
dation, for seeming yielding on non-es-sent!al9,
but the one essential the safety
of the empire is a fixed principle by
which the Japanese"' government will stand
like a rock. If they cannot secure this
Jatbe trwiy of WasUntoat .they. -Trill
go on fighting till they can and do se
"Baron Komura told President Roose
velt at Oyster Bay, as MInlsterTakahIra
had told him already? that the attitude
of the Japanese government Is substan
tially as follows:
" 'Japan wants peace and will xnako all
reasonable concessions to get it. But
there Is one thing we will not have and
that Is a peace -which in the end must
be more costly to us than continuance
of the war. All through Japan, among
the people as well as In the government,
there Is one uppermost thought and that
thought is this:
"Our statesmanship must not sacrifice
one Iota of the advantage which our
army and navy have gained on land and
Attitude of America and Britain.
"Highly Important and equally well au
thenticated is the statement which I am
here able to make that both the United
States and Great Britain are well aware
of the Intention of the Japanese to spread
their empire to the Asiatic mainland,
and 'neither Great Britain nor the United
States has any objection thereto. If the
need should arise, under attempts to ex
ert International pressure favorable to
Russia, Great Britain -would bo a positive
force In support of the contentions of the
Japanese, while the attitude of he
United States would be negatively friend,
ly to the Japanese, In that our Govern
ment would decline' to take any action
whatsoever. With the United States and
England thus eliminated, an International
combination strong enough to affect the
peace conference -is an impossibility.
Japan has Russia to deal with and Russia
"In preparation for the conference in
America, brought about by the efforts of
President Roosevelt, the statesmen of
Japan took account of the situation as It
has been changed by the war. Their
conclusion was this:
" 'We went to war to stop the Russian
advance eastward to tho Pacific. By
virtue of our military success we are
now strong enough to Insist upon a Jap
anese advance westward to the Pacific
and beyond. We must set up a zone on
the mainland which shall cotnlnue Indefi
nitely under our control and that zone
shall be the buffer between us and the
activities of the Western powers. Our
supremacy on the Japan Sea Is essential
to our national safety. We can secure
that supremacy only through control of
all the lands bordering upon Itl We must
make it forever Impossible for an ag
gressive rival to menace our existence by
means of a foothold almost at our very
America Approves. Japan's Plan.
"The American and British govern
ments have been sounded as to thelr
views of the . reasonableness and wisdom
of this principle. America has no ob
jections; Great Britain warmly ap
proves. Moreover, the American Govern
ment positively fayors the establishment
of a Japanese Monroe doctrine applied
to the Sea. of Japan. The United States
docs this because such a doctrine; if once
fixed as a living principle, would do more
than anything else could do to safeguard
the territorial Integrity of China. Japan's
attitude toward the Chinese Empire
would thus become like that of the United
States toward Central and South Amer
ica with tho Caribbean Sea as the critical
region. In other wordsj Japan would
neither commit aggression upon China
nor permit It.
"The situation as regards Manchuria is
peculiar and exceptional. Japan and
Russia have simply exchanged places in
Manchuria. Nominally Chinese, Manchu
ria has been actually Russian. But for
this war, or some other upheaval, it
would have .been Russian to the end of
time. Now It Is Japanese. AH that part
which Field Marshal Oyama's armies
have taken Is to all Intents and purposes
as much Japanese as If It were not only
conquered, but ceded territory. Chinese
sovereignty is a mere fiction. A fiction
it has leen under the Rutrslans and a fic
tion It Is to be under the Japanese."
E AFFECTS TftFT
PHILIPPINE OFFICIALS GIVE RE
CEPTION TO VISITORS.
Mill Roonevelt and Others of the Party
Will Be In Parade nt Manila
MANILA, Aug. 5. Manila's welcome
to Secretary Taft and party exceeded
all similar demonstrations In the past
by either American or Spanish officials.
Governor-General Wright's address of
welcome at the Government House ex
pressed the feelings of Americans and
natives on the return of this ex-Governor-General
and the arrival of
Miss Alice Roosevelt.
Secretary Taft, moved with emotion
while replying for himself and party,
almost broke down- The scene -was
Saturday afternoon -was devoted by
the party to sightseeing. Miss Roose
velt and a number of others attended
the races. At night Supreme Justice
Carson and Attorney-General Wilfloy
entertained Secretary Taft and tho
gentlemen of the party at a dinner,
where they met the members of the Su
preme Court and 150 representative at
torneys. Later, Commissioner Forbes
invited the same party to meet 30 pro
Sunday will bo devoted to resL and
on Monday there will be a grand popu
lar welcome. Including a para do.
Secretary Taft and Miss Roosevo'lt
are the guests of Governor-General
Wright, while others of the party are
being ' entertained by Major-General
LUDLOW'S AIRSHIP FLOATS
Now Ho Says He'll Sail to Any
Place In tlio Skies.
NEW YORK, Aug. 5.-(SpecIal.)-Like
an enormous bird, Israel Ludlow's air
ship floated 300 feet above Riverside Drive
today, 'while a GO-horsepower automobile
held the rope that prevented It from pass
ing off into space. The experiment ended
wncn one of the ropes that held the air
ship in a horizontal position parted.
"The question of floating the aeroplano
has been .settled in my mlno," said tho
Inventor when today's work, was over,
"and I shall now equip my flying machine
with a gasoline motor. This, I do not
doubt, will 'carry me where and when I
Chief Gritzmacher Will Have
Them Report Like
SAYS REFORMS ARE NEEDED
As Soon as He Can Find Time to
Take From Other Duties He
Will Begin Inauguration
of New System.
TO REORGANIZE DETECTIVES.
Chief of Police Gritrmacher yes
terday gave The Oregonlan an lnter-
f view concerning- the detective staff
of the department, ia whloh are the
following points ef Importance:
Reforms are sadly needed.
Reforms will be made as oon as it
It is possible for tbe Chief to find
time aside from other pressing- duties
to arrange- them.
A captain ef detectives will be
named and another detective added
to bring the staff up to the full quota.
Detectives wilt be 'assigned to duty
with the various reliefs, under in
structions to take orders from the
captains of police.
Chief of Police Gritzmacher, In an
Interview yesterday, said he would en
tirely reorganize the present detective
staff of the department. This will be
done as soon as he is able to find time
aside from other pressing duties.
Most Important of all the reforms so
sadly needed, according to the Chief,
will bo the assigning to duty of the
detectives to the various reliefs of po
lice. They will report to the captains
commanding the patrols, and will be
under instructions to take orders from
the captains, the same as the patrol
Chief Gritzmacher admits that re
forms are sadly needed, and says that
only a lack of tlmo has delayed the
matter thus far. He "hopes to adjust
the details of his plans in tlo Irome
dlate future and place the detective
staff upon a good basis. Strict discipline,
the Chief declares, will be one of the
principle features of the now organisa
tion, and attention to business coming
undor the notice of the staff 'will be -re
quired at all times.
Reforms Are Needed.
"I have been aware from the start
that reforms were sadly needed In tho
detective staff," said Chief Gritzmach
er, "but lack of time alone has pre
vented me from taking the steps I
have had In mind. Other duties have
been pressing upon me thick and fast,
until I have been unable to take the
necessary time to attend to tho reor
ganlzation of the detective staff.
"I Intend to ask for a full quota of
detectives, after -which I Intend to ap
point a captain of detectives. He will
have direct supervision of the staff. Ho
will assign them to duty during his
hours of service, and at night the de
tectives assigned to duty -will be under
the command of tho captain of police.
"I realize that strict 'discipline is
necessary, if anything Is to be accom
plished, and this will be the rule when
tho detectlx'c stnff is reorganized. I
will exact close attention to details of
the work coming under the care of the
staff from every member. I expect to
have the detectives so organized that
ther-A-will be no friction and that each
member of tho staff will be accom
plishing sood work all the time."
Heretofore detectives have been
quite Independent. They have general
ly reported between 0 and 10 A. M.,
and have gone their various -ways to
their own satisfaction. They have not
kept in very close touch with head
quarters, thus making it often difficult
for the captains of police or the Chief
to locate them In urgent cases. The de
tectives have claimed all the time that
they are overworked; that they put in
more- nours each day than the patrol
men and that they should receive as
compensation much more- salary.
The Intended Reorganization.
Under Chief Gritzraacher's reorgani
zation, detectives will be expected to
work about eight hour?, but they will
be required to keep In close touch
with headquarters, so that they may
be called In and assigned to cases with
out delay. In emergencies. When not
actually engaged on cases, detectives
will be required to remain at head
quarters, holding themselves In readi
ness for Instant service.
A long-needed reform regarding do
tective -work, which will be accom
plished by the reorganization, accord
ing to , Chief Gritzmacher, Is that detec
tives vflll be on duty at all hours of tho
day and nlghtirln the past, tho detec
tives have" usually reported off duty
betweea 10 and 11 P. M., and the sta
tion has then been le'ft without the
assistance of detectives throughout the
night. This has often entailed hard
ship upon the captains of police, and
has frequently, it is said, thwarted Im
portant captures of criminals.
When the details of reorganization
are completed, assignments to the va
rious reliefs of police will be made. It
is understood that Detective Day will
be on the second relief, under Captain
Dies to End Long Misery.
DENVER, Colo Aug. 5. (Special.)
Worn out with a three-years struggle
against deaths despairing of ever regain-
Injr hi health. Isadore Cohen, a young
Jeweler, yesterday cut his throat, bringing
to an, end a life full of misery. For the
last month he has been unable to work.
eonflned to his bed, and only waiting to
secure sufficient strength to get home "and
die. He leaves a wife and two children
in New York.
ARMY TO SUPPRESS REBELS
Germany Prepares Large Force for
Fast African Colony.
LONDON. Aug. 5. (Special.) Con
siderable of a sensation has been caused
by the announcement that the German
government la sending another large
detail of men to reinforce General von
Troha In Gcrmnn Southwest Africa.
Tho newspapers profess to believe that
the Germans " have designs on the
Transvaal, and aro massing troops
more through hatred of the British
than because they aro needed to crush
Reynolds1 Newspaper In a leading ar
ticles this morning says that under the
gulso of crushing a native rebellion,
Germany has already massed a force
of 20,000 men with a hundred field guns,
and Is also enlisting a large force of
Boers. This large force, says the arti
cle. Is to be used to exert pressure
upon the British Cabinet, and the re
sult has been the decision of the War
LOfflce not further to reduce the Bri
tish force in soutn Africa,
The Observer's Berlin correspondent
aeciares ne nas information xrom
unimpeachable source that Germanjags
now planning to. send reinforcements
to the number of 20,000 to General von
BAKERS CLUBBED IN RIOT
Tried to Induce Nonunion len
'Help Close Shops,
NEW YORK, Aug. 5. Special.) Wide
spread rioting began on the West 'Side
tonight after all the union bakers who
had been on strike for 24 hours formed
committees to Induce the nonunion bakers
to Join them and close all the shops.
The riots were attended by much club
bing by the police and manyjarrests.
YESTERDAY'S Maximum temperature, Stt
deg.: minimum. 50. Precipitation, none.
TODAYS Fair and continued warm. North-
War In the Far Cast.
Walter Wellman tells Japan's dreams of
empire shown In peace terms. Page 1.
Peace envoys Introduced to one another by
Roosevelt and start for Portsmouth.
Russian diplomat says no Indemnity will be
paid. Page 3.
Japanese forces working to cut eft Vladivostok.-
Germany sands army to upnress revolt In
East Africa. Page 1., "
Revision "of tariff -will cause Sight in next
Congress. . Page 13.
Government will advertise "for canal.' labor
ers. Page f .
Manila's welcome to Taft and MIm Itoqie
vclt. Page 1. Jt '
Domett te. '
Colorado. River threatens to drown out thou
sands of farmers In Salton Sink. Page 2.
Rear In Nevada trees, a man for IS hours.
Hyde plays minstrel at Newport, rage 3.
Archbishop Cbapelle ill with yellow fever.
Tcllow fever victims on the Increase,
Senator involved in Taggart divorce case
Progress of telegraphers strike. Page 2.
Mayor of Pateraon caps the climax of mean
ness. Page 2.
Poster will press for early trial. Page 5.
National championship games at Exposition.
Portland defeats Oakland, 2 to 1. Page 18.
Horsemen losers by postponement of races.
Gossip of diamond and ring. Page 17.
Finishes close at Irrington. Page 17.
Captain W. W. Stephenson. Nevada rancher.
killed by wife's lover In San Francisco.
Users of Sow of Little Walla Walla River
begin suit under new Irrigation law.
Gamblers are given a holiday by the Sheriff
at Walla Walla. Page 6.
Government cable has been extended to Sew
ard. Alaska. Page 3.
Washington Is overrun by pest of stlnkbugs.
Gervals saloon Is held up by three masked
men, who make a good hauL Page 4.
Commercial and Marine.
Oriental orders in for floor for later deliv
ery. Page 35.
Large stock of over-ripe bananas received.
Chicago wheat market weak under selling
pressure. Page 35. V
Further increase in stock valuea expected.
New Tork bank statement does not. agree
with estimates. Page 85.
California dried fruit market strong. Page
Continued demand of shippers for reduction
on new California tariff. Page 18.
' Lewi, aad Clark Exposition.
Admissions, 18.537. Page 10.
Sacramento and San Jose have day at Fair.'
How Uncle Sam protects mariners. Page 32.
Utah makes dUplay of mineral wealth,
wealth. Page 33.
Pertlaad and Vicinity.
Police Chief Gritzmacher will reorganlzt
the detectives. Page 1.
Anti-scalplng law declared valid. Page 2.
Pool-selling is enjoined. Page 24.
Dr. Sheldon, who refuses to speak at Expo
sition, says be will pay his own expenses.
Mayor Lane will adopt the Plngree plan In
Portland. Page 8.
Christian Co-Operatlvo Federation will build
railways. Page II.
Woodmen have celebration at The Oaks.
Professor Woodward tells of work of "Car
negie Institution. Page 11.
Features and Dcpart&aeata.
Editorial. Page 0.
Society. Pages 20-27.
Dramatic. Page S.
Beaches. Page 30.
Churches. Page 31. s
Books. Page 34.
Classified advertisements. .Pages 10-23.
Vigorous Indictment of modern stage. Pago
Things money cannot do. Page 3S.
With the houseboat colony In tho river.
Page 39. V
Thousands imprisoned in Germany for lesa
majeste. Page. 40.
How President Roosevelt camped out. Page
Fashions. Pages 42-43. s
Japan's Emperor a son of .heaven. Page 44..
Frenchy and Pardner. by Hugh Herdman.
Youth's department. Page 46
Rsifte( tke amatear-crackmaa. ;Psgo , 47."
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N TAGBART GASE
May Be Called as Witness in
Notorious Social Scandal
in the Army.
ATTENTIVE TO -THE WIFE
Mrs. Taggart's Ire Aroused at tho
Charge She Taught Boys to
Drink, and She Causes
WOOSTER, Ohio, Aug. 5. (Special.)
Strong Intimations that a prominent Unit
ed States Senator and relative of Presi
dent Roosevelt will be called to the stand
next- week wct& made today In the di
vorce suit of Major Taggart against his
wife. One; sensation was the arrest to
night ofHarry Lope, who had, testified
during the day that he saw Mrsaggart
In a saloon buying beer for herself and
two boys. Tho .witness Is chargod with
perjury. In a deposition read In court.
Mrs. Shallcnb'erger. a nurse at Christ's
Hospital at Cincinnati, testified that Mrs.
Taggart, wacnjia patient there, told her
of her life at W ashlngton.
"She said," testified Mrs. Shallenberger,
"that sho was In society at Washington
and, when she went to parties and balls,
a Senator and another prominent official
-would accompany her home. This, she
said, grieved her mother very much. Her
nWthor would wait for her In the hall, and
would threaten to write to Captain Tag
gart about It."
Mrs. Peter Everly, of Orrvllle, Ohio, an
aged woman, testified that Mrs. Taggart,
with her children and nurse, formerly
lived next door to her, and that a certain
young man was often at the Taggart
house. She saw this young man leaving
as early as 5 o'clock in the morning. Ho
frequently brought bottles wrapped In
paper to the bouse.
Accused of Giving. Boys Beer.
Mrs. Taggart sat undisturbed through
out the mlnuto description of many al
leged Immodest acts, but when a (wltness
claimed to have seen her offering; Intoxi
cants to her little sons, she started for
ward In her chair, her mouth open --in"
what appeared to' be frenulne amazement.
Recovering her composure somewhat, she
whip pored audibly to her attorney:
"That Is absolutely false, every word
When' court adjourned to convene Mon
day. the deposition of Major Charles G.
Morton, of the War College at Washing
ton, was being read. Major Morton was
formerly of the Sixth regiment, of which
Taggart was captain. He was Taggart's
superior officer at Fort Leavenworth In
1905. just before Taggart's separation from
his wife. Captain Taggart alleges that In
July of that year his wife had"hlm put
In the hospital on a. false accusation of
drunkenness. In his deposition. Major
Morton says he was with Captain Tag
gart June 30 and July 1. and th.at Taggart
was then sober and showed no Indication
of having been intoxicated.
Xerving Herself to Tell Story.
Mrs. Taggart Is nerving herself for the
most severe ordeal of the trial of the
divorce case. This will come when she
takes the stand to tell her story of her
married life and to vindicate her honor.
She will be put on the stand the greater
part of three days, half the time under
Are of cross-examination.
Judge Eason, at the opening of tho
trial, said he felt that all the light avail
able should bo hadjind that he would not
try to restrict cither side In the presenta
tion of relevant testimony. Attorneys
now doubt that the case will end next
week. It will take Monday and Tuesday
to hear the rest of the witnesses for Cap
tain Taggart. It Is announced by Attor
ney Wertz. that Captain Taggart will
take the stand against his wife Tuesday.
Most of the testimony by army officers
for Captain Taggart Is In the form of de
positions. Lieutenant Rlthcr, who Is
named as a corespondent In the case, will
appear for Mrs. Taggart next week with
other army officers. Lieutenant Fbrtesque,
who Is described as a nephew of Presi
dent Roosevelt, may com though a depo
sition was secured from him. Colonel
Charles W. Miner Is also expected.
WITNESS HELD FOR PERJURY"
Mrs. Taggart Resents Chargo of
Teaching Boys to Drink.
WOOSTER, O., Aug. &. (Special.) Har
ry Lope, a boy of IS. who was a witness
today In the divorce proceedings of Major
Taggart against his wife, was arrested
tonight on a charge of perjury. He was
given a hearing before Mayor Van Ness
and bound over for a further hearing on
J CCO bond. This arrest indicates the fury
with which each side In the litigation is
opposing each other.
The boy said In his testimony that Mrs.
Taggart had entered Koch's saloon and
had not only purchased and drunk a glass
of beer herself, but had given a drink to
her two sons, who were alleged to have
accompanied her. That the defense
smarted under this charge was Indicated
by the prompt manner In which Mrs.
Taggart swore out an affidavit calling
for the arrest of Lope.
Young Lope stoutly maintains his In
nocence. "I have told the truth," he
said, "and I will stick to it."
Attorney Wertz. counsel for Major Tag
gart. called the arrest an outrage. "This
goes to show," he said, "to what limits
the defense will go."
Culver Taggart Is 12, and "TIddles" Is
7- years old. Mr. Wertz- said tonight that
he could furnish corroborative evidence
on the point. "TIddles" having remarked
that he would like to have a glass of
beer, oxa onsla the roo rewiried,
Tou have a good chance to get beer In
this town." Then "TIddles" spoke up.
He winked his eye. and said: "Oh, all
you have to do Is to go up to Mr. Koch's
and kick on the door."
Tomorrow Major Taggart will visit his
parents at Orrvllle. and with his boys wrlll
attend services at the local Presbyterian
church. Mrs. Taggart will attend serv
ices at St. James. The prosecution says
tonight that their witnesses will take up
three days more.
HIS; MIND IS UNBALANCED
Lieutenant Wilson Not Responsible
for Irregularity ln Accounts.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, D. C. Aug. 5. Lieutenant Joseph
C. Wilson, of the Third Infantry, who has
teen on duty at Vancouver - Barracks,
Washington, has been brought to the
Government Hospital for the Insane in
this city, on the advice of Army surgeons
who have examined him, and who have
pronounced him for the time being men
tally afflicted. Lieutenant Wilson will be
kept under observation at the hospital
with a view to determining whether or
not he should be placed on the retired list.
Recently the Paymaster General of the
Army tiled a complaint against Lieutenant
Wilson, alleging Irregularities in his ac
counts. It Is now believed that the offi
cer was not responsible for his actions.
At all events, the case against him Is
WILIj REPAIR THE OREGON
Famous Battleship Is to Be Ovcr
hauIcd,ProbabIy at Bremerton.
OREGON. AN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Aug. 5. The battleship Oregon,
for service In Oriental waters. Is to be
brougnt back to the United States for
a general overhauling and repairs.
Some half million dollars will be spent
In making- general Improvements and
remodeling the turrets.
It is quite probable that the Oregon
may be repaired at the Pugot Sound
navy-yard, especially as people In Bre
merton are evon now setting up com
plaint because of lack of sufficient re
pair work to keep that yard running
with a full force.
Waiting for Information.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, Aug. 5. No Federal Judgo has
been appointed to succeed Judge Cotton,
resigned, nor Is there yet any Intimation
as to who will ultimately be named. No
information la to behad in Washington at
this time about the prospective appoint
ment, further than that the "matter 13
under consideration." Apparently full In
formation is desired as to the leading
candidates, information not contained In
Mr. Robb's report, and lack of this data
Is causing delay.
Dredfring at Bremerton Dock.
OREGONIAN- XEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington, D. C, Aug. 5. A "contract was to-
day awarded to the Puget Sound Bridge
& Dredging Company, of Seattle, for
dredging 60,000 cubic yards of material
from the waters abutting on the Puget
Sound Navy-Yard. The contract Is at tho
rate, of 39.S cents per yard. This com
pany was the lowest bidder. Bids were
opened at the Navy Department today for
constructing an addition to the Joiner
shop at the Puget Sound Navy-Yard. The
lowest bid. that of T. Ryan, of Seattle,
517,000, will probably be accepted.
Internal Revenue in Xorthwest.
OREGONIAN NEWS BUREAU, Wash
ington. D. C, Aug. 5. Last year Internal
revenue taxes collected In Oregon by Col
lector David M. Dunne amounted to 23.
633. B. D. Crocker, Collector for Wasn
Ington and Idaho, contributed 1708,130.
Idaho, Utah and Montana combined gave
up HSS.970 In taxes.
ASSAULTS IN TWO STATES
Mobs in New Jersey and Kentucky
Ready to Lynch. '
SOMERVILLE, N. J., Aug. 5. (Special.)
Adelaide Snydam, tho. 14-year-old daugh
ter of Jacob Snydam, a farmer of Frank
lin Park, near here, was assaulted by
Francis Smith, a negro, at 10 o'clock to
night. The negro entered tho girl's room
and attacked her while she slept. Her
cries aroused the household and the negro
escaped on horseback, but was captured.
An angry mob formed to storm the jail
and lynch the brute, but cooler counsel
.prevailed upon them to let the law take
WEST LIBERTY. Ky Aug. 5. (Spoclal.)
An armed posse Is searching for five
men who are alleged to have criminally
assaulted Mary Phlpps, 16 years old, and
Lizzie Phlpps, 12 years old, near here. One
man, Henry Frlcksall, has been arrested,
identified by the girls and lodged In JalL
A mob Is gathering at West Llberty
and will probably attempt to lynch Frlcks
all within 24 hours. Sheriff Moss Is guard
ing the jail with an armed posse, and an
nounces that he will shoot anyone who
comes near It.
YAQUIS BURY HATCHET
Now Mingle With People
Have Long 'Fought.
URES. Mexico, Aug. 5. (Special.) The
first results of the pacific movement
among the Yaquls was approved here
today when a band of the Indians ap
peared on the outskirts of town and sent
In a messenger with a white flag who
announced that they were ready to bury
the hatchet If permitted to enter the city
and obtain employment.
Agreement was reached and the In
dians tonight are circulating freely among
the people whom they have terrorized
for years. According to the Indians their
people aro tired of the unequal struggle,
and will make peace on any terms Mexico
proposes. News of the signing of a gen
eral treaty at the Lorln conference Is ex
British Day Celebration.
PROVIDENCE, R. I., Aug. 5. Past and
present subjects of Great Britain who live
In this vicinity, were out In force today,
the occasion being tho celebration of Brit
ish day at Crescent Park. The feature
of the day was the presence of the Duke
of Cornwall's Own (Forty-third Canadian
Regiment), which came here from Ottawa
to attend the celebration. The Tisltlnr
J regiment received an ovatlon4
President Roosevelt as
PUTS THEM ALL AT EASE
Toast to Peace- and Prosper
ity of Warring Nations.
SUN SMILES ON FUNCTION
Oyster Bay Becomes Scene of Ilia
torlc Event, Russian and Jap
CHICAGO, Aug. 5. CSpciaU -Japan
has Russia to deal with and Rus
"The United States and Great Brit
ain are well aware of the tntentton of
the Japanese to spread their emcl-a
to the Asiatic mainland and neither
Great Britain nor tho United States
t has any objection thereto. If the ne-ed
snouia arise, nnucr an au-nipt to ex
ert International preaiurt favorable
to Russia. Great Britain would be
a positive force in support of the
contention of Japan, while the atti
tude of the United States would be
negatively friendly to the Japanese. In
that our Government would decline to
take any action whatsoever.
"With the United States and Eng
land thus aligned, an International
combination strong enough to affect
the peace conference Is an Impossi
bility. "Japan has Russia to deal with and
OYSTER BAY. -AUf?; 3. (Special. )
President Roosevelt brought the peace
envoys of Russia and Japan together
this afternoon In tho pretty cabin off
the Mayflower, saw them shak hands'
and break bread and sent then off to
Portsmouth with a toast for their sov
ereigns ana people and a prayer for thsy
successful Issue of their negotiations.
If they do not conclude the -just and
lasting pence" that he hopes for, it will
be no fault of the President, for fo
Jay's ceremonies, like every step Ia
has taken In thede delicate proceedings,
was crowned with absolute success.
Everything passed off like clockwork;
and all was smiles and hearty good
will. But. In spite of all the gaiety,
there was an undercurrent of belief,
more felt than expressed, that t!ie
Portsmouth conference would end la
failure. It Is certain that the President
has the gravest doubts of peace result
ing from their deliberations, and t.ie
woe-begone expression on the faces of
the Russians showed how desperate
they believe their cause and how slim
they think their chances of bettering It.
The President managed the affair
with the utmost diplomacy. His idea of
making it a "stand-up" luncheon was
an evidence that diplomacy guided
every step In the day's history and
showed how careful ho was to treat
each side with caution, lest he should
by some mischance hurt some one a
The Mayflower, the Galveston and tha
Dolphin came up from New York last
night and anchored. The Sylph, bear
ing Assistant Secretary Peirce, was tee
first ship to arrive this morning and.
following her came the Tacoma and
the Chattanooga. 25 minutes apart,
with the Japanese and Russian envoys
Pleasure Craft Swarm In Bay.
A crowd of pleasure craft, newspaper
boats and photographers' launches
swarmed about the Mayflower, where
the events of the day were all ta take-'
place, and at times seriously Interfered,
with the orderly procedure of the pro
gramme. As the swift launch with the
President on board came dashing along
the sparkling course from the J. West
Roosevelt dock, a motor boat with cor
respondents crossed In its path.
"Get out of the way," cried the Pres
ident, fearful that the launches would
collide, and passed with barely a foot
to spare. A half dozen cameras clicked
and secured Impressions of his smiling
It was just 12:20 P. M. when the Pres
ident ascended the stairs and stepped
over the side of the Mayflower. "rae
blue starred banner that had been trailed
after his launch disappeared and. as If
by magic, the same flag broke out at the.
peak of the yacht and the 21 guns boomed
forth to echo from Cooper's BlufT far
over the Sound. Assistant Secretary
Peirce and Lieutenant Frank Evans, com
manding the Sylph, arrived a few mo
ments after the President, and at 12J0
the Tacoma entered the harbor. A sailer
aloft on the Mayflower wigwagged a sig
nal to the cruiser. There was an answer
ing wigwag and at the booming of the
cannon the Japanese envoys left the
Tacoma for the President's yacht. The
Japanese flag of white with its blood-red
central sphere fluttered from the stern
of the launch. As the little boat ap
proached, the President went below to the
cabin, where the Introductions were to
take place, and Commander Cameron
Wlnslow of the Mayflower took his sta-
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