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SLAIN BY A
part In the primaries, guarantying
that Influent shall be given to advance
the interests of organised labor by the
recognition of the union label on man
Body Found Near the Dead An
imal, Where He fell After
.1 a Desperate Struggle -for
Had Gone Out on Hunt and
Meeting Bruin Gave Battle
That Ended in Death
RESIDENT OF PORT ANGELES
Ilnnk Itecclptd In Dntd Mmu'h
Pocket Showed He lo
sensed Fortune-An OflL
ctr lu (lerttiuii Army
Body of Unknown Man Found In
t Miyrriitia vynpiu,, ......
wan revived here today that a prob
able murder ha,d been committed at
EhMton. The body of an unknown
man waa found In a cabin a short dis
tance north of town. A bullet hole In
tht right temple, showed the cause of
death. A pistol with one empty shell
lay beside the dd mnn.
That the death waa not a suicide was
shown by the fact that the man's right
hand waa under bla blanket, and the
left hand badly cut and lacerated. The
auDDOtltlon la that the man had ben
suddenly assailed and had grasped the
assailant's knife with the left hand.
Nothing was found on the person ex
cept an empty purse and a name c heck
stamped "C Fchmld. b'tker, Seattle."
An ln)u-t will be held over the re
mains. . : . .
Pb. 14. W(W1 hh
just been received from Solduck hot
springs that Paron Martin Von Kchlos
ser'a dead body was found on the range
south of Hot Springs Monday evening
near the dead body of a bear.
The baron was undoubtedly killed by
the bear. He started in the morning
on a hunt. His body will be brought
here. "' , " s
On hla body were found receipts from
i,nl.k in Portland. Chicago and New
York for over UOO.OOd; Jbtm waa also
a letter directing, should anything hap
pa. WW that wrlrf4firt
of thla district, should admlnlr'.er his
affnlrs. 1 : ''; : ,";
Von Schlosser was ail officer In the
German army and a baron of that em
pire. He had been a resident of this
city for several years and recently took
out naturalisation papers.
THE JAPANESE FLEET APPEARS
ON HORIZON AND
Glnnis for a continuance of the tem
porary Injunction restraining the Bos
ton & Montana Consolidated " Copper
and Sliver" Mining Company, the Par
rot Silver & Copper Company and the
Anaconda Copper Mining Company
from paying out dividends to the Amal
gamated Copper Company on stock
owned In these companies by the last
Orientals Attempt Attack on Russian
Battleship and Are Repulsed by the.
Enemy with Loss Crews Escape.
Only Vessels Destroyed Are Steamers, Intended to Demoralize the
Russian Fleet with lnflamables-Convoyed by Torpedo Boats
That Escape in Safety-Invading Force Engaged by
-. Retvizan, Russian Battleship.
TRY TO RESTRAIN UNION.
PEOPLES PARTY CONVENTION
Assert that OrganU.J Lsbor Will Be
.', Assisted By Influence.
St. iouls, Feb. 24. Joint commit
ters of fusfonlsts and middle road pop
ulists today Issued the official tall for
a national convention of the people's
party to meet In Springfield, 111., July
4, tn nominate candidates for president
and vice-president of the United States.
The declaration of principles reiterates
the oft repeated declaration and adds:
"We Invite wealth producers to take
Alleged That Sailors Are Induced to
IV.ston. Feb. 24. Spe Ial.)-Tbe
strike of the seamen at this irt as
sumed a new phase' today, when a bill
in equity was. filed In the superior court
asking the offlcere and members of the
Atlantic Coast Seamen's Union be re
stricted from Influencing sailors for
shinning on vessels managed by per
sons who are unwilling to accede to
the demands of the union. The plain
tiffs assert the union has Induced sail
rs j desert their vessels and haye In
certain Instances used force to prevent
crews from bing shipped on vessel,.
managed by plaintiffs. .
OiCK'S ELECTION I8 ASSURED
Nominated to Succeed the Late Senator
Hsnmf at Cauous.
Columbus, Ohio, Feb. 14,-Charl.ea
Dick was nominated by acclamation
for both the unexpired and regular
terms for United States senator to suc
ceed the lute B nator Hanna at a au
cus of the republican members of the
legslstuie tonight. The name of Mr.
Dick was the only one presented. Ab
the republcans have a large majority In
both branches. Mr. Dick's election is
assured and the balloting on March 1
will be only a formality. In the caucus
10 republican members answered roll
call, two senators and six representa
tives being absent. ' '
St. Petersburg. Feb. 25. Tha Port
Arthur correspondent of the Novostl
telegraphs: "Twenty-three Japanese
vessels are visible on the horlson and
cross firing has begun, In which the
Russian cruisers Hay an. Novk and
Askold are participating In."
Our 20 per cent reduction
sale on clothing' is STILL ON
St. Petersburg. Feb. 25. (2:45 a.
m,) A telegram from Viceroy Aiejciere
te the csar says:
"At 8:15 on the mowing of February
24 numerous Japanese torpedo boats
sttempted to attack the battleship
Retvlsan and to sink large steamers
loaded with' inflammables. The Ret
vlsan was the first t observe the tor-
redo boats and opened a strong fire
on them. She was supported by land
batteries. She destroyed two steamers
near the entrance of the harbor; they
were coining, dirctly toward her. One
of them went orT the rocks near the
lighthouse on Tiger peninsula, and the
other sank under Golden hill. Tne
Retvlxan observed four steamers In a
sinking condition and eight torpedo
boats" slowly departing to rejoin the
waiting Japanese warships. A sum-
nf fh crews of the Japanese ves
sels were drowned. The grounded
steamer Is still burning.
"The enemy Is observed In the offing
of Port Arthur in two lines 7
"The Japanese crews saved, them
selves tn boats, and It Is possible some
of them were picked up by the enemy's
torpedo boats. ,
"I am proceeding to examine the
coasts. The entrance to the harbor Is
open. I attribute the complete de
rangement of the enemy's plan to the
brilliant action and destructive fire of
the Retvlsan. Floating mines are still
visible In the roadstead. I have re
called three cruisers sent in pursuit of
the enemy, in order, in the first place,
to clear the roadstead of floating
mines. We had nor losses." ,
was not the case. They are known to
be heavily armed and a desperate fight
lsxpected If the sheriff and bis men
J. W. Flacks, who runs the postofflce,
brought the government money to Pen
dleton yesterday, thua saving that, but
the thugs got $50 out of the safe be
longing to Flacks, 59 worth of stamps
and considerable money and a waun
Witnesses in 8 moot Cass.
Bait Lake, Feb. 24. Several of the
highest officials of the Mormon church
have been summoned to Washington to
testify ' before the sub-committee on
privileges and elections of the United
States senate, which has to conduct the
Investigation Irfto the status of Senator
Reed Smoot. of Utah.
AMENDMENTS TO BILL.
Heavy Loss' to Japanese fleet
Circulated and Wild Rumors
of Effect Are Pro-
Report Said that Orientals Were
Frustrated in Attempt to '
Bottle the Enemy,
COALING STATION FOR P. I.
l?W"riW i ll
NVj f i ' r , HurtSthiffncr
I ' lUnaT.lared
"it !! ii in iiini miii " "'MrilllMI,IMIWW""'
Ccvyrlgiil ilhl.jf UIHUWJtK
House May Racommend Important
Provision for Waval Bill.
, Washington, Feb. 84. Two storm
..ontora were encountered In the con
sideration of the naval appropriation i
UM In the house today. The first great
lakes training station went out on a
point of order.; The building program
proposed tn the" bill then met criticism
and blocked further progress of the
measure for the day. Burton, of Ohio,
moved, to strike out the provision for
the single battleship authorised. This
motion is now pending,
m the vent of the defeat of this mo
tion and the acceptance of the whole
building program a motion Is to be
mt.rf tomorrow by Representative
Meyer, of Louisiana, to have the twi
recommitted to the naval committee
with the. following instructions: J.
First To provide for a coaling sta
tion and dock at Olongapo, P. I.
Second-To eliminate the provision
for two armored cruisers and armor
therefor, costing $15,000,000. " .
Thlrd-To place the limit of $398 per
ton as' the maximum price for armor
r.itP with the provision for an armor
plate factory to cost not over $4,000,000,
if armor cannot be procured within the
limit prescribed. , ,
Fourth-AU vessels herein provwea
for, under the neaa or '
aw .Mcenf a battleship be con-
atructed In the government navy yard.
Aldrich Believes That Duties of Sscrs-
tariss May Conflict.
"Washington. Feb 24. The senate
spent the greater part of the day dis
cussing the amendments to the agri
cultural appropriation bill, striking out
the house provisions and giving au
thority to the secretary of agriculture
to Inspect imported food products when
mlsbranded or suspected of Impurity.
The amendment was suggested by Aid-
rich, who said the provisions opened the
way for encroachment by the secretary
of agriculture on the duties of the sec
retary of the treasury. The discussion
was closed by substltutlngithe provi
sion rf the act of 1900 bearing on the
same point,, v ,;. .... , .
WOULD SINK STONE CARGOES
Excited Crowds IJieMered tbat
Czar Would Offer Peace and
; That Mikado Had An
nexed Cores. . -
CANAL COMMISSION NAMED
All Appointees Accept, Among Them
Being San Francisco Man.
Washington. Feb.; 24. President
Roosevelt has received definite accepf-
ance from five of his appointees on the
new Isthmian canal commission, name
ly: Admiral Walker, General George
W. Davis, Colonel Frank Hecker, of
Detroit; William Barclay Parsons, Wil
liam H. Burr. It is quiite likely, al
though It has not been determined ab
Bolutely, that the other two members
of the commission will be Benjamin M.
Harrod, of New Orleans, engineer or
the Mississippi river commission, and
C. Ewald Grunsky, of San Francisco,
a distinguished hydraulic engineer. It
in believed that Mr. Grunsky will ac
:, Chinese on Msrch. , ,
New Tork, Feb. 24. Transportation
of 10,000 Chinese troops to the great
wall has begun, according to a World
dispatch from Tien Tsln, Four trains
filled with cavalry were first dispatch
ed. Several. Japanese officers weie m
the station to inspect the proceedings.
Russian 8pies Prowling.
Seoul. Feb. 24. The Russians
keeping communication between
Another Chicago Theater Fire That
Nearly Proves Disastrous.
Fire Water and Indians.
Everett, Wash., reo. : 'iw
Sheriff Stanyar arrived here tots morn
ing with John Price, a. Si wash, as pris
oner. Last Saturday niht the In
dians on the -tillafuamlsh reserve,
near Cicero, fillet , up on whisky, and
a free-for-all fight ensued- , '
John Price had a, tour-inch blade
stuck through his back Into his lung.
He may recover. Billy Willson was
dlsembowled and will die. Andrew
Price, son of John, was cut on the
thiKh, and Louise, the wfe of Andrew,
j has a deep slash In ner back.
nm Willson savs John v rice cui
Chicago, Feb.' 24 .-Another theater J John the-cutting: was all
building in Chicago has been attacked Snlith Smlth and a
..l in,ABt atriipturei Is the ! . . , n.,,.. have '
by fire. The wiesi uun-sky-'scraper
known as the Schiller, 16
atofies In height, and located half a
XL. f.A,linl0 Anttl.
.A U,iiarA tt'PNt QI m ASUVi""- .
Wijul Tha Garrlck theater, recently reopened.
and Adju, Core, oncn. Otherwise no
advance to the southward has yet been
made. Russian spies, however, are re
ported to be in. the vlcinlty(of Ping
Yang, ' -. '
BOUND AND GAGGED.
is situated in the Schiller building. The
fire started In the 13th floor before day-
Heht and for a time seemed likely to (
get beyond control, owing to the diffl-
half-breed named Billy r uiton
disappeared. ; . .
Fulton brought the whisky to the
Indians." John Price bears a'hTW
name. ' "". :'
St. Petersburg, Feb. 25. (2:12 a.
m.) Reports of a Russian victory at
Port Arthur were current late yester
day afternoon and early In the even
ing, and about midnight they seeme
to have been definitely confirmed here,
but In the absence of an official an
nouncement, which is momentarily ex-
rctd, stories of the dimens'ww of this
victory were most conflicting and con
fusing. 1 , , '
The most Important circumstance at
tached to the report was that the Jap
anese haA attempted to bottle up Ad-
tnirsl S'ark's fleet .in Port. Arthur by ,
Sinking two stone laden vessels at the
entrance of the harbor. To accomplish
this two Japanese shipsj appeared oft
the harbor with the Japanese fleet be
hind them and ostensibly In pursuit.
The Russians, however, suspected the
ruse and their ships steamed out, sank
the stone laden vessels, engaged ana
defeated the enemy and drove them
off. Reports of the loss inflicted, how
ever, are conflicting,
All the stories feature the vfsacla
loaded with stone, but according to
some versions tlie Japanese f'eet was
convoying transports r.'.th the purpose
cf effecting a landing at Pigeon bay.
! and after the failure of this preliminary
'maneuver the Russians played havoc:
with both Japanese battleships and .
transports, -sinking four of the. former
and twt of the latter. One account
gives the name of the battleship Ret
Vizan as the vessel which particularly
dstlnguished herself during the action
by ramming and .sinking one of the
Japanese battleships. ?
News of the victory was accompanied
by two stories, one that after the first
decisive victory the emperor would of
fer peace, and the other that Japan had
deposed the emperor of Corea and for
mally annexed tbat country. Rola
these Vports are without confirmatioa
and they -a re given simply as examples
of the stories which floated about la
have'-thA edited crowds.
V Tommy Ryan Victorious.
Indianapolis, Feb., 24. Tommy Ryan
Maiked and Desoerate - Men
' Postoffice and Pillage.
Pendleton, Ore.. Feb. 24. Four
masked and desperate robbers entered
the postofflce at Cnyuse. 12 miles east
of here, last night, bound and gagged
John McNerney, the clerk, and looted
the establishment,, escaping wun
stamps, cash and mcrehanflse to me
amount of $160.:' The safe was blown
open and with the violent explosion a
portion of the building was torn away.
Sheriff Taylor.' with 'a posse, is pursu
ing the outlaws, whose trail has been
discovered .'v ,
Cayu'se Is a small station on the line
of the O. R. & N..-Being Isolated the
postoffice was exposed to robbery, en
abllng hold-ups to operate with lm
punty. , It s beleved the desperados
must have thought a considerable sum
i nrh a lofty height.
Guests of the Union hotel, adjoining
on the west, were roused front sleep,
and some of them were In a panic
The fire damage, however, was small
and whs confined "to the lour upper
stories of the Schiller building. . ,
Delegate For Alaska.
Washington, Frt. 14. Representa
tive Cushnmn. of ' Washington, and
Judge Wlckersham, of Alaska, were
heard by the house con'initte on terri
tories today In favor - "f leeitslatioii
authorizing the territory or Alaska te
send a delegate to congress.
Transport Reaches Portland.
Portland. Feb. 24.-The transport
Buford arrived here from San Fran
cisco today. Se Avill take on board
about 1.000,000 feet of lumber, and It
is expected she will get away the mid
dle of next week. Besides the cargo
nf lumber,' the Buford will carry 600
marines, but Whether they will be tak- s
en on In this city or San Franeim c; is
not known. . ...
IrATEAT HITS v '-
Everybody is playing them
Bidelia! Moon Moths!
IN OUR SHOW WINDOW
J. N. GRIFFIN .'
Reserves His Decision.
New York, Feb. 24. Justice Gildor
sleeve, in the supi-eme court, today
heard argument on and reserved a de-
cf money was , on dcposit.X but such tteion on the appllcaton by John Mac
Groceries, Hardware, Ship Chandle
ry, Paints, Oil and Glass-Hardwood
Lumber BoatlSupplies etc. 7 - .. X? &
FISHER 'BROTHERS '
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