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ASTOKIA, OREGON, tfATUKDAY, MARCH 12,1904.
Testimony Takerrat Hearing of
Nebraska Senator Shows Him
Up In a Somewhat
fitness Asserts That Offer Was
Made to Sell Posioffice Ap
pointment at Hastings.
HE NEEDED THE MONEY BAD
and 40 with creating disorder. Run'
nek and one Hodljan were found
guilty of murder of Jewish couple
Rusnck wa sentenced to four year'
Imprisonment and ltodljun to 29 year.
Fifteen person accused of rioting
were each sentenced to a year' Im
prlsomnent, and three other to four
month. Other were discharged.
CHECKS INDEPENDENT SPIRIT
Editor Aver That Neiiutor In-
tendril to Itecoup 111m De
pleted I'urae by Helping:
Waahlnglon, March J I. -Inquiry Into
the conduct of Senator Dietrich, of N-
brnka, regarding alK'ifcd Irregularities
In the appointment of Jacob Fisher,
poNtrnaater at HaNtlngs, Neb,, which
wua requested by Dietrich, wa com
menced before a senate committee to
day. Three wltneaao were on the
aland during the day. Leopold Ilnhun
teatllled that Dietrich had offered to
ell the appointment to Klaher for
$2801, payable In annual Installment
J. B. William, editor of the Hast
Ing News, related the conversation
which It wa alleged he held with Diet
rich. William atated that Dietrich
hud told him the aenttornhlp had coat
him (Dietrich) 115,000, William wild
he replied Unit thin wa eiceaalve and
B In a nawqr Dietrich soJd, In effect, he
ir ex pwtmf ,. n. refftuV . hi nnea
Mhroiiah the. appointment of pimiiTina-tcr.
Jacob Kinder, the prewnt postmaster
At Hastings, contradicted the testimony
of Huhan and William. The commit
tee adjourned while Flaher waa on the
Mermoniam Demand All for Chureh,
Say Important Witn. '
Waahlngton, March It, The only
wltne on th itand today In the In
veatlgatlon of the Henator Hmot ce
before the senate committee on privi
lege and election, wa E, 14. Crltch
low, formerly asalHtant of the United
State attorney for Utah. Ha con
tinued hi history .of the Mormon
church, detailing an Instance In which
high officer of the church have mani
fested thnlr pow.cr over member In
order to compel obedience In all affair
and Ip which excommunication has
been the price of Independent aplrlt.
Hcnutor nverlilge aaalatwl Ihe ex
amination and hi attempt to prove
certain evidence Incomja'tent livened
what otherwise would have been the
flrt dull day of the hearing.
HOT ACTION TAKES PLACE
BETWEEN CRUISERS AND
According to Report Sent Out by Admir
al MaKaroff Both His Own Force
I and That of Enemy Lose
Each a Vessel.
When Russian Torpedo Boat Stereguscltchl Begins to Sink Rest of
Fleet Put to Her Assistance But Are Kept at Distance by
Overwhelming Numbers Ship Founders and
Crew Either Captured or Drowned. A,
CHILD'S AWFUL DEATH.
Northern Part of Seattle Shaken by
Seattle, March 11. A terrific dyna-
!rnlte exploalon that ahook the entire
northern part of the city today result
led In the Inatant death of Terrence
Scott, a nine-year-old boy. A large
quantity of the exploalve wa placed
In a kettle to thaw and left near an
open fire.. Five minute afterward, juat
aa young Scott drew near the fire, the
exploalon came. ' The boy' mangled
body wa hurled 30 feet through the
MURDERERS LET OFF EASY.
The Who Micord Helpless Jew
Rolv Light 8ntnos.
Klahlneff. March 11. The trial of
prlaoner charged with participating In
the maaaacre of Jew lait April I
cloaed. The court today gave Judgment
In the cuae of Rusneke and 67 other,
of whom 18 were charged with homi
cide during the antl-Jewlh rioting
AUGUSTUS COOK DEAD.
New York. March 11. Augustus
-CmilH- ftfc -of KWnwr-IVrtfKtti, fund
one of the beat known actor on the
American atago, la dead form liver
trouble, aged 60. He came to the Unit-
State from Kngland In 1889.
For many year Cook wa a mem
ber of the Lyceum tock company, but
hi greatest ucce wiia achieved by
hi ImperRonatlon of Napoleon in
Madame Sana Gene.
To Form Non-Mormon Prty. ,
Suit Lake, March 11. Representative
Gentile of thl city held a meeting
tonight and took preliminary ateps to
ward the organisation of a non-Mormon
party. A committee wa appoint
ed to formulate the plan of campaign
and organization to meet the condition
now exlatlng In Utah. !
It's Plain as Print
fit ill '.
P. L M
That the place to purchaso
is at Stokes; Reason, su
perior gpods and lowest
Mukden, March 11. Admiral Mak-
aroff, commanding the Kuaaian fleet,
retart from Port Arthur a follow:
"81 x torpedo bout which went to
ea on the night of March 10, en
countered the enemy' torpedo boat
followed by crulaer, and a hot action
enaued. The lofpedo bout deatroyer
Vluatlna dlacharged a torpedo and
aank one of the enemy' boat. On
the way baqk the torpedo boat de
atroyer Stereguchtcbl auatalned dam
agea, ber engine being dlwibled, and
he begun to founder. By 8 o'clock In
the morning five of our torpedo boat
destroyer had returned. When the
critical condition of the disabled boat
became evident I holated my flag on
the cruiaer Novlk and went with the
Novlk and the crulaer Boyarl to the
rescue. Hut aa five or the enemy
crulaer surrounded our deatroyer, j
and their battleship squadron wa ap
proaching I did not succeed In saving
her. She foundered and part of the
crew were made prisoner and part
"On the ship that participated In
the first attack one offlcer wa seri
ously wounded and three other were
slightly wounded, two soldiers were
killed and 18 wounded.
..."At 9 o'clock 14 of the enemy' ships
assembled before Port Arthur and a
bombardment was begun with heavy
gun at long range.
"Thl lasted until 1 o'clock in the
afternoon. The damage to our vessels
wa Insignificant Our losses were
one officer slightly wounded, one sol
dier killed and foyr wounded.
"With the commencement of the
bombardment at dawn, the gun of
the fortress replied to the enemy'
fire. The crew of all the ship en
gaged gave proof of remarkable cool
ness in action. A bombardment at
such a' distance must be regarded as
Ineffectfve, but the Japanese cruiser
Takasngo I reported to have been
seen to suffer serious dumage. Many
shells were fired at a range of seven
and one-half miles."
bardments," thereby Intimating that a
greater attempt to reduce Port Arthur
la thought to be imminent.
Regret Fleet Division.
St. Petersburg, March 11. Appreci
ating the misfortune of the division of
the leet before the war, It Is believed
that Admiral Makaroff will attempt to
unlto hi force by bringing the Vlad
Ivosbock squadron to Port Arthur.
No Longer Martial Law.
TelJurlle, Colo.. March 1L Martial
law was declared off In this district tonight
UNITED STATES FIRST.
Finest on earth.
RUSSIANS BEHAVE VALIANTLY.
Make Dah for Foe Though th Odd
War Againtt Them.
St. Petersburg, March 11. A com
plete story of the fierce fight off Port
Arthur 'between the torpedo flotillas,
which occurred Wednesday, and the
bombardment which followed on
Thursday morning, wa not given out
here until after midnight
Two official message from Viceroy
Alexleff were received during the day
and were presented to the emperor
but the public remained in suspense.
All sorts of rumor of the Information
contained In the dispatches were
apread among the officials. It is'evl
dent that the collision between the
torpedo flotilla had occurred accident
ally during the night while the Rua
slan were scouting in search of the
A far as known htre, this I the
first time torpedo boat have engaged
each other at sea. Although the odds
were against the Rus8lanB7"Bstlie
squadron was supported by.Jtjhe'ft'Uls)
ers of the enemy, the Russians made
a heroic daah for the roe and appar
ently had the betteril'ihe'omb'a't;
sinking a Japanese1
one of the lttej's 'IJf'PP'f c
Getting Ready for Attack.
London. MafW itH4"VorFbond-
enf bf the Telegraph at Seoul describes
erontf'Aipaite tattaok ehPorVAr-
tltttr agtfueceSff ul -'frepatottdry 'TKmt-
Military Expert Believe That America
Will Lead in Far East.
Berlin, March 11. William .Grueno,
editor of Die Grenxboten, of Lelpsic,
In analyzing the play of International
Interests In the far east ay the late
Field Marshal von Waldersee, after
his return from China, often talked
with hi cloae friend oh the certainty
fhat the trailed State "would' ha v
leading role there.' Hi solicitude for
the future interest of Germany was
alno connected with the United States'
position in far eastern affairs.
Herr Grueno does not say where Von
Waldersee's utterance leave off and
the editor's begin, but the article con
"The United States' attitude towards
Japan is understandable because of
her commercial relations with Japan
and In Manchuria, and by reason of
her aspiration to the hegemony of the
Pacific. If the United States should
maintain her claims to predominance
In the Pacific, she must reckon with
Japan, either as a friend or an enemy.
For the moment the United States' in
terests require friendly relation with
Japan, taking into consideration the
limited American navy and the British
Japanese alliance. For the time this
allowance will check American hege
mony on the Asiatic side of the Pa
The editor regard an American-British-Japanese
alliance as a possi
bility. - -
countrymen In Manchuria, not only In
the interior, but In place on the sea
board, whence the Russians refuse to
permit them to depart ';
, It baa been decided with the help of
British millenaries to establish a hos
pital at New Chwang and organize re
lief work In the Interior. The chief
difficulty in connection with the latter
plan I the absence of transport facil
ities for the women and children. The
committee hope to obtain the co-op- j
eration and support of the Russian au
CAN'T 8TAND THE LIGHT.
Factory Hand Refuse to Work on Ac
count of Peculiar Window.
Chicago, Marih 11. A dispatch to
the Tribune from Elgin, 111., say:
Peculiar glass in the windows of the
new $250,000 factory of a local watch
company may lead to a strike which
will Involve. 600 employes. ;
When the bui'.dlng wa opened six
weeks ago It wa found the window
were of a peculiar manufacture and
would admit light readily, but could
not be seen through. Because of the
glamour in the rooms, the employes
objected when moved from the old
building. The foremen advised them
to wait until a trial had been made,
and quiet wa then restored. . Five
weeks' test has resulted in severe eye
troubles and, it 1 said, severe head
A mass meeting was held and com
mittees appointed to draft a resolution
for presentation to the company's of
LIST OF LOST PASSENGERS.
Seattle, March 11. The name of
the 28 passengers who embarked from
Nome on the ill-fated steamship Dis
covery October It, which ha not since
been heard of, have been learned from
a Nome paper. The list Is a follows:
Carl W. Larsen, F. A. Seaberg, E.
C. Weaver, H, Logan, Jene Glum, JC.B.
Jones, Annie L.' Jones, Aug. Foster,
Otto Maple, N. McLaughton, H. Ver
ner, O. Borgh, P. J. Stewart, Miss Ca
ton. Miss Christemon, B. M. Chrlste-
mon, J. Anderson, J. North, George A.
Schrack, L. M. Davis, Oscar Graff, XX
Journey, II. Stelder, C. Larigton, R. J.
Hicks, H. Rorebery, H. Herman, A. E.
Some of these may not have been
lost as It wa their intention on leav
ing Nome to disembark at way porta
First to Operate.' ' r
Pueblo, Colo., March 11. Blast, fur
nace C at the Minnequa steel work
has been blown In. This ,ia the first
blast furnace to be put Into; operation
since the shutting dowr of thewprks
laat November. . .v ,c 4h;t.,.. ,
Fatal Avalanche Near Baker C.ty
Ends Lives of Two, Injures
Others and Destroys Liv-
AH Surface Plant of Mine Wiped
Out by the Thundering
Mass of Snow. V
SURVIVORS TO THE RESCUE
Catastrophe Uccdrg at O O'clock
lu the Evening and Living
Toll AJI Sight to Recov
er Bodies of Dead.
Baker Cjty, Or., March 1L A tele
phone message received here from
Cornucopia give an account of a fatal
snow slide which occurred on the
Cornucopia mountain about six o'clock
last night The slide come down from
the Queen of West mine and carried
away the boarding and bunk house.
The dead are E W. Howard and A,
a Cox; Injured, G. W. Eates, Thomas !'
Smith. T. H. Mills, John Hunt, Frank1'1
Larimer and Nels Lundstrom,
There were about 20 men employea it
the mine. Those who ewraped foiuryt
immediately went to work' Ao-ktsetW
their comrade and after wo?kraV'ii'',-
, .?!'n airier '.n!f
"Bin reepverrta me ooaies ot inose
kiUed, and rescued t th? :-;fj. .
A3 or the surfaceDlantj of Jhejplne, '
was carried away except the Bupernr,,..
tendenf offlceVrf?e nstife vocurV"''
near the placfhj.upejintend.entj,.,.
F. C. Dobty 'ofrnucp.
killed laasj kWCrW
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from TleajTain. aald -ha secured ,
official Dlan of the harbor of Dalnv
and "Port Arthur, took' Aem 'to Toklo,'
getting away simply as an ordinary
' utrionry'jfirt ii!'5 itj 5 i-.it:if;l silt
refugee. A decoration for her, heroism,
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RESOLVES ON INVESTIGATION.
Hous Appoint Committee to Look
Into Postal Affair. ' t,lif
Washington, March 11. The',;ho'u's'i
indulged today in nearly seven" SouPs
of explanation, accusation and de
nunciation and, then ordered, with only
two negative votes, an 'iiWesXlgallo'n of
postal affairs so far' W' 'members of
the house are concef,rie(f,"4y,a' special'
committee of seven 'Members lo Ke"'ap-'
Dolnted bv the sbe'aker. who llke
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are to examine into tne origin or tnei
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