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ROSEBURG, DOUGLAS COUNTY, OREGON, THURSDAY, .FEBRUARY 25, 1904.
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.Berlin, J? eb. z4 L have just ar
rived here from Russia, where I
learned from sources in exceptionally
close touch with the General Staff of
the army that Viceroy Alexieff has
determined to fall back to Harbin,
leaving Port Arthur to work out its
Alexieff take3 this step in view of
the utter impossibility of maintaining
and protecting a line of communica
tion 1,200 miles long and as vulner
able to attack as the railway through
The Viceroy is fully confident that
Port Arthur can withstand a long
siege. He is now fortifying Harbin,
and will use it as the base of a great
Many considerations, recommend
bis present plan to him.
Should the Japanese be allured by
the tempting bait, the hope of cap
turing Harbin, as were the Boers by
Ladysmitb, Eimberley and Mafeking,
they will be placed in a dilemma.
If they advance Port Arthur will
be a perpetual menace to their rear.
If they do not advance Alexieff will
collect his forces at Harbin and cos
centrating troops there", will wait na-
tilspring, when he will advance la
such overwhelming strength that re
sistance to him will be almost impos
Nevertheless the announcement
tnac Harbin, ana not the impregna
ble" Port Arthur, will be the base of
future operations, has been received
with consternation in Russian milita
It has caused a sensation even
more painful than the calami tie
which have befallen the Russian fleet
as more clearly than any event that
has occurred, it reveals the formida
ble nature of the enemy to whom
Russia is opposed.
The feeling of alarm and despon
dency grows deeper at St. Petersburg
The police have good reasons to
believe that the Revolutionaries are
taking part in the so-called patriotic
manifestations. They await the op-
portunity to do harm while hidden in
the mobs which gather before the
Palace and elsewhere. The police
are earnestly discouraging these gath
I am informed that Russian naval
omcers oeaeve tne missing cruiser
Rayan has met a similar fate to the
Yenesei, having accidentiy touched
one of the "Russian mines.
Russia Wast 5bert 'ar.
St. Petersburg, Feb. 23. Russia
is sending reinforcements to the
scene of war at the rate of 3000 men
a day, and it is confidently announced
here that Japan will have been driven
into the sea by early Autumn. Gen
eral Kuropatkin will not leave for the
Far East for another fortnight, and
when he does go will probably as
sume command of the land forces
subject to AlexiefFs orders, the latter
retaining chief command as military
dictator. No fear is entertained
here for he safety of Port Arthur.
Grand Duke Alexkihas reconsidered
his determination to remain in St.
Petersburg and may go to the Far
St. Petersburg, Feb." 23. "The
war will end in August or .September,
in the complete defeat of the Jap
anese," said to the Associated Press
today a high, authority in intimate
touch with the Russian war plans,
whose opinion can be taken faithfully
to reflect the belief in the highest
official quarters. He added:
"How the Japanese can hope to
succeed when our army in the East
is strengthened to s point equal or
superior in numbers to that, of our
adversaries we are honestly unable to
comprehend. It will not be difficult
to place two, four or even six hun
dred thousand additional men in ' the
field if necessary. When our forces
are concentrated and ready thoy will
finish, by driving the Japanese qto
'-Frankly, ft seems q tw (;h.a.t the
Japanese either have utterly failed
to appreciate Russia's resources or
have counted on the aid of Great
Britain or the United States, neither
of which ever contemplated becoming
"So far as Great Britain is con
cerned, we do not believe any hai
lucinations existed there. We think
the British statesman who did so
much to push Japan into war realized
that with Japan's defeat they would
accomplish two things for Great Brit
ainfirst, to give Russia a check, for,
of course, the war must impede our
progress temporarily; second, to crip
ple Japan's maritime power, which
was beginning to be greatly felt
AT PORT ARTHUR
THE NEWS IS GIVEN OUT BY RUSSIA OF HER
NAVAL GLORY-BRIDGES AND BOOTH TO BE
RETAINED IU ROSEBURG LAND OFFICE
Shanghai, Feb. 24. 1:35 P. M. The Russian
Consul and the commander of the Russian gun boat
Mandjur, now in these waters, received an official tele
gram today announcing that the Japanese made a fu
tile attack on Port Arthur last night. The dispatch
added that six vessels were reported to be disabled,
but the character and nationality of the ships were
St. Petersburg, Feb. 24 It is officially an
nounced from Port Arthur that four Japanese battle
ships and two Japanese transports have beon sunk in a
fresh attack on Port Arthur. The attack was repulsed.
Paris, Feb. 24 A dispatch to the Havas Agency
from Port Arthur says that four Japanese cruisers and
two Japanese transports have been sunk in a fresh at
tack on Port Arthur. The dispatch adds that the . at
tack was repulsed, and that the Russian battleship
Retvizan covered herself with glory.
Paris, Feb. 24 The Foreign Office received late
this afternoon the following dispatch from the French
Consulate at Chefoo:
"The Russians have repulsed a Japanese attack
upon Port Arthur. "Four Japanese battleships were
damaged and run aground."
Wei Hai Wei, Feb. 24. Four Japanese battle
ships and nine cruisers passed this port today, bound
London, Feb. 24. The news of further fighting
off Port Arthur was communicated tojForeign Minister
Lord Lansdownc by the Associated Press while he
was holding a reception at the Foreign Office. tThis
was the first announcement of the battle received by.
the Foreign Office.
London, Feb. 24. The fleet which .passed Wei
Hai Wei- today is supposed to have been Admiral
Togo's fleet leaving Port Arthur.
London, Feb. 24, 6 p. m. A Russian report
reached here this afternoon that four Japanese battle
ships and two transports were sunk in an engagement
off Port Arthur yesterday. The dispatch adds that the.
Japanese made the attack and were repulsed with the
loss stated. The dispatch also says that the Russian
battleship Retzivan, which was seriously damaged in
the first attack, was active in battle and carried off
high honors for skillful fighting.
Later: London, Feb. 24. 9 p. m. Japanese. Min
ister Hayashi stated late tonight that he has informa
tion which discredits the St. Petersburg report of a
Japanese naval disaster.
BOOTH AND BRIDGES.
Washington, Feb. 23. President Roosevelt has
promised to reappoint Joseph T. Bridges as Register
and James H. Booth as Receiver of the Roseburg
Land Office, and the nominations of both men will be
sent to the Senate within the next few days. They
will be confirmed without a doubt.
This is the result of a conference that took place
at the yhito Houe, at which the President heard the
twq Oregon Senators, Secretary Hitchcock and As
sistant Seoretary Ryan. On the adverse recommend
ation of the Secretary the President has heretofore re
fused to reappoint either Booth or Bridges, but at the
solicitation of the Senators he went to the bottom of
the case and apparently found no sufficient reason for
refusing .to reappoint either man. In face of the
President's attitude, Secretary Hitchcock will inter
pose no further objection to the. reappointment of
Bridges and Booth.
I will pay $300 reward for the recovory
A. N. Drako, who was lost in tho
mountains near Dadda . creek on Jau.
18,1904, This offer of owurd i8 good
until March 1, 1904.
Mes. A. N. Dbake.
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Troops for Panama.
Washington, Feb. 23 The War
Department today issued orders for
the entire Third Regiment of infantry
to proceed to the Isthmus of Panama.
Tho regiment will leave at the earliest
possible time on tho transports Sum
ner and McCIellan from New York
The regiment is going to Panama
to relieve the marines stationed there.
The regiment will be commanded by
LieutenantrColonel Woodbury, the
present Colonel, Haskeil, being about
to retire with an advanced rank.
The War Department has in the
past strenuously denied reports that
intended to send trooDs to the
isthmus, but it is now explained that
the statement only applied to condi
tions as thoy existed before the United
States acquired vested rights through
the acquisition of the canal zone by
the ratification of the canal treaty.
As soon as the department satisfied
itself that ratification was certain, it
took the necessary steps to perma
nently garrison the isthmus, which
could not be easily done with marines.
The department announces that
none of the families of officers or en-;
listed men of the Third Infantry;
would be allowed to accompany the
manent barracks and officers' quarters
are constructed on modern plans, this
restriction may be removed.
The 1000 marines now on the
Isthmus will be taken to Guantenamo
a3 rapidly sa their places .can be filled
by the troops. From Guantenamo at
least a part of this force will be tak-
en to me rniuppmes, probably com
ing to the United States and embark
ing from San Francisco for Manila.
Orders for 600 marines to sail from
that point at an early date were is
sued a short time ago, and it is likely!
that an additional force will co out
later, in persuance of the Navy De
partment's policy of upbuilding in
every way possible the Asiatic station
and strengthening the marine force
atOlongapo. It is intended that an
adequate force of marines shall be
kept at Guantanamo in case of proba
ble emergencies in Central and South
America. Especially is it desired that
there shall be a sufficient force there
for the Government to call upon if it
snould undertake to execute a drastic
program in San Domingo.
The Panama Treaty.
R W FENN,
United States Deputy Mineral Surveyor.
OIHcq over Foetoffice.
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KNE SKOKERS' SUPPLIES.
Jackson Street, - - Por, nK
Washington-, Feb. 23. The clos
ing day of the Senate discussion on
the Panama Canal treaty opened at
1 15 today. Bacon took the floor to
explain iis vote on the treaty. He
said there had been a serious ques
tion raised as to whether a Senator
should be guided by the wishes of his
constituents or by his own judgement
in voting on all important matters of
public interest. After givinir the
question due deliberation, he said he
believed a Senator should listen to
the wishes of his state, and accord
ingly he would vote for the treaty.
At the same time, he said, notwith
standing the fact that the interests
of Georgia called for the ratification
of the treaty, the people of the state
did not approve recent occurrences
on the isthmus.
After stating his position, Bacon
spoke of bis amendment to the treaty
looking to a peaceful settlement of
all differences between the United
States and Colombia by paying a sum
of money to Colombia in full compen
sation for the surrender and quit
claim of all right of sovereignity
over the territory embraced in the
republic of Panama. ,
Berry said that if he believed the
defeat of the treaty would restore
Colombia's sovereignty over Panama,
he would vote against the convention,
but, he declared, the defeat of the
treaty would have been unavailing in
hat respect The people of the
South wanted the canal, and therefore-he
thought it the duty of the
representatives of the South to vote
for the treaty.
The Senate ratified tho Panama
Canal treaty. Tho vote was 6G to 14.
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Lost, Btrayed or stolen, one Barrel
tnaro weighing about 1000 lb., left hind
foot white, small white spot over right
nostril, mane and tail cropped. Was
last seen in Creason's pasture, Bee. 24.
1903. $2.60 will be paid for proof of
death, $5.00 for information leading to
her recovery, $7.60 for her return to B.
Jones, RoEoburg. p-lm-16
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