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ASTOKIA, OREGON. SATURDAY, MARCH 19. 1904. A
CHINA MAY BE
Russia Deems It Not Unlikely
That Neutrality Laws Are
Being Violated by Chi
Figured Out That Vice-Admiral
To&ai Fleet Must Have Har
f bor Other Than Home.
COALING STATION A MYSTERY
Attacks on Port Arthur Too
Frequent to Allow " I
to ItHIr Far From
8cen of Action.. ;
Bt Petersburg, March 1. The gov
rnmont'e private Information U not
reasnuHng regards Chlno's sincerity
In observing & r.eutralty Attitude. Ba
rret advlcos Indicate that at leant a
powerful party In the Chlneae govern
ment la abetting the Japonese. Al
though at first reluctant to credit It,
the Russian authorities continue to re
ceive evidence that the Japanese con
template landing on Chinese neutral
territory west of the Liao river, and
17.000 men are being held especially to
await developments In that direction.
Moreover, the emperor'i naval experts
who have been studying carefully the
putxle aa to whero Vlce-Artmlral
TogVa fleet la coaling and provisioning
between Ita appearances off Tort Ar
thur are becoming more and more con
vinced that It Is using us a base some
quiet spot on the Chinese count.
After each dlutpoearance not a word
Is heard of the tleet'ij whereabouts un
til it reappears. A calculation of time
and distance nhows it Is quite Impos
sible fr the fleet to steam to Nagasaki
or Hiroshima, take on board coal and
ammunition and come back. It Is also
certain the Japanese warships could
not take on coal, much less heavy pro
jectiles, at sea in the face of the pre
vailing rough weather. The Idea that
they are using Chemulpo, Fusnn or
some other place Is rejected, ns It Is
believed that If such were the case the
numerous secret corps and secret
agents of the Russians In Corva would
certainly have reported the fact.
So, by process of elimination, the
Russians seem compelled to arrive at
the conclusion that the vessels of the
Japanese fleet must be refilling their
bunker in some Inlet on the Chinese
coast, either on the gulf of Llao Tung
or the Shun Tung peninsula, so far
from ports and Inhabited centers that
the correspondents are unable to get
wind of It.
The dwindling number of Japanese
battleships appearing off Port Arthur
Is Increasing the conviction that many
of them have hud to put buck to Japan
for a thorough refitting. A high naval
"We probably shall never know how
many of their ships were crippled or
sunk, at least until the war Is over."
The failure of the Japanese to rush
their operations evokes agreeable dis-
appointment here, as it gives tne kus- nw york( Mafch ja.Three Stand
slans the time necessary to complete I fA m Compiny tugtf two fire boats
FIRE BOATS AND DEPARTMENT
FIGHT DESPERATELY TO
Elizabethport, N. J., Threatened With
Destruction by Oil Fire That Al
ready Causes Loss Estimated
their preparations. A Japanese land
ing on tbt Llao Tung peninsula to be
siege Port Artbur would rather be wel
comed now, as It would not be a large
force, yet would weaken the frontal
attack from Cores.
It was reported soon after the Jav
anese began their operations against
Port Arthur that they had seised one
of the Elliott Islands, situated In the
Corean gulf less than 100 miles east
by north of Port Arthur, for use as a
base, and the Toklo correspondent of
the London Times, March 7, cabled
that a Japanese squadron took posses
sion of Hal Yung To. one of the Kl
llott group, February 28. The corre
spondent added that the Japanese
found there only stores of coal and
signalling ftuge, the Russians having
evacuated the Island February 2).
and the entire (Ire department of
Kllsabethport, N. J., are fighting to
prevent the spread of an oil fire which
has caused a loss estimated at 1200,
000 and threatens with destruction the
extensive oil works of the Borne &
Bcrymser Company at Elizabethport.
N. J., and neighboring plants and lum
ber yards. This plant was portly de
stroysJ on the night of February 27,
causing a loss of 175,000. The second
fire begin at nearly the same hour
from the same cause, spontaneous
combustion. Spreading Into the main
plant, which consists of eight or ten
buildings and a' dozen big oil tanks.
the fire became so hot that the fire
men could only bend their efforts to
ward keeping It within bounds. Two
oil tanks exploded, spreading their
blazing contents In all directions. For
tunately the wind was blowing from
the northwest, carrying the flames and
Ignited oil into Staten Island sound.
Two schooners were taken out .Into
the sound to escape the burning oil
that drifted across the water. Rivers
of burning oil began flowing, after the
explosion. In all directions across the
property of the company, which fronts
on the waters edge. A change' o
wind would have carried the fire di
rectly Into Eilzazbethport and prob
ably caused great loss.
FOUND GOOD GAME.
Hunted for Beer and Diaeovers Rich
Vancouver. B. C, March 19. An
other shipping mine has been added
to the filocan producers, and all
through a bear hunt. Nat Tucker
went after bear In the neighborhood
of Sllverton. Me was walking up the
bed of the creek near the Fisher Maid
en, when he round on outcropping or
He traced It ton a distance of 90
feet, and caught It on both side of the
reek. He and George. Long staked . little girl had been sent to Lewiston.
two claims. lWng fond of horses, On returning here I rouna tne cnna
they called them the Lou Dillon and In the Catholic convent and demanded
Del Mar. That was a few months' and received her from the sisters. I
ago. I wan told by the slaters that the child
They Immediately started to develop
and got pay ore from the grass rots.
Now they have tuken a force ot men
FATHER TAKES CHILD. have no more of her money to squan-
der; he finally, on January 22 of thta
Man From Missouri Finds Dsughttr in i year, notified her that he did not in-
Lewiston, Idaho, March 19. Consid
erable excitement was created last
night by a rumor that a little six-year-old
girl had been kidnaped from the
Catholic convent here. Investigation
ahowed that the alleged kidnaper was
the child' father, J. F. 6key, of Grant
City, Mo. Mr. Okey and the little girl
left this morning for Seattle, where he
expects to reside. In explaining the
matter Mr. Okey said: "My wife and
little girl came west several months
ago, where I expected to Join them.
After remaining In Moscow for some
time my wife went to Grangevllle. I
went there lost week, but was unable
to see Mrs. Okey, but learned that my
j tend to live with her longer.
j Mr. Richardson further alleges that
she was compelled to sell, tnortagage
and Incumber nearly all of her prop
erty to satisfy Indebtedness created by
her husband while In business, and
that money which she advanced to him
was squandered; that she advanced"
money to him to purchase ten share
of stock In the Improved Mineral
Smelter Company, with the agreement
that the legal title of the shares be in
her name, but that he caused the
stock to be Issued In his own name.
Mrs. Richardson asks for possesson
of this stock and to be decreed the
owner of what remains of her real
council held yesterday It was decreed
that the town shall be dry on Sun
day, and the marshal was ordered to
enforce the ordinance on that subject.
ana also the one requiring boys to
stay off the streets after I p. m This
action was taken upon the request of
a committee of citizens who met with
the council yesterday and made repre
sentations In favor of Sunday closing.
The public sentiment behind the move
was recently crystallized by the arrest
and conviction of the two local saloon
firms for selling liquors to minors. At
that time it was suggested that furth
er steps would be taken against the
salooa which threats have now been
PEOPLE 8EEK JU8TICE.
to sack the rich stuff, which averages
200 ounces of silver to the ton. It Is
a self-fluxing dry ore for which the
smelters give low treatment rules. The
property Is within a few feet of the
muln Four-Mile trnll, arid it Is very
easy to access. The owners expect to
send out several carloads this trip.
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is at Stokes; Iicasoii, su
perior goods aud lowest
Iliad been brought to the convent by
IYank Unlley, a traveling man from
Spokane, who claimed to be the child's
uncle, I should very much like to
meet Mr. Bailey,"
Persons who know Mrs. Okey say
she was enamored of a stage career.
Possessed of a fine voice, with some
cultivation, she gave several enter
tainments In Moscow before leaving
for GrangcvlUe. To several who talked
with her In Moscow she conveyed the
Impression that she was a widow and
was trying to fit herself for a career
LIVERPOOL COTTON MARKET.
Brokers Give Vent to Excitement Due
ts Sully Crash.
Finest on oarth.
Liverpool, March 19. The cotton
market here this morning presented a
lively appearance, In view of the Sully
rrmh In Kevir YnrU. ivhlrh was not an
nounced until after this market had
closed. The galleries and balcony of
the exchange were filled with onlook
ers, and In the ring the brokers were
watting until the opening bell rang.
They then gave vent to the pent up
excitement which existed before th
opening. 'The market opened It to 44
Fails to Obtain Credentials for Former
Toklo, March 19. The British min
ister refuses to Indorse the applica
tion of Hales, the correspondent of the
Dally News, to accompany the Jap
anese army, giving as his reason that
Hales' "reports from the .Transvaal
during the Boer war were slanderous
of the British army." The Japanese
government requires that all corre
spondents shall have the indorsement
of the resident minister of the coun
tries they represent. Hales will there
fcre be excluded from all connection
with all army movements.
The government has not yet fully
disclosed the proposal concerning the
war taxes to be submitted to the spe
clal diet about to meet next week, but
it now appears that it will not pro
pose any changes in the tariff oh sugar
) but will Instead recommend a domestic
tax on the basis previously stated. It
now seems probable that the only
changes effected in the customs tariff
will be an increased duty on kerosene,
because that trade is chiefly In the
hands of British merchants.
It Is anticipated that there will be
a serious contention in the -diet over
the taxes .on sugar and silk, and deal
era In the former commodity are
strongly agitating for a reduction In
the rate, which It is thought the gov
ernment will propose.
Walla Walla, Wash., March 19.
Governor McBride arrived In the city
today and immediately drove to the
penitentiary, where he, In company
with Grant Keal, chairman of the
board of audit and control, examined
the affairs of the place.
' The governor had many political
callers today, and gave a correct Imi
tation of bow to look happy though
The governor says that "the people
of the state ask only Justice In the
matter of freight rates. The rate on
grain from Minneapolis to Asia Is IS
per ton, while the rate from Eastern
Washington to the same destination
Is $7.75, an Insignificant reduction for
very much shorter haul. That Is
what makes the farmer feel sore.
Rates on manufactured Items, etc,
are not as they should be.
"A railroad commission is not to
make railroading unprofitable, but to
make agriculture and manufacturing
more profitable. A commission would
look at conditions from the stand
point of the producer, the consumer
and the railroad, and all would natur
ally profit, as all are needed for the
development of the ' state. Equity
harms no one.
"I have the greatest confidence that
all will be well in the state, and that
the principles for which we are con
tending will triumph." ,
News of Important Battle Comes
From Province of MenfJanof
When American Troops
Fort Taken, Tribesmen Captured,
Outposts Abandoned En
emy Takes to Flight.
LEADER IS HOTLY PURSUED
MONTANA STOCK SUFFER.
Butte, Mont March 19. Stock con
ditions in northern Montana are be
coming precarious. Beginning a short
distance north of Great Falls snow
covers the ground all through that
region. Sheep and cattle are dying
off by the hundreds, owing to the scar
city of hay and water. The cattle will
eat snow all day and then their thirst
will not be assuaged.
As soon as one sheep dies the rest
of the flock will pounce upon him and
eat all his wool, except off the belly
and neck. This woll wilt roll up In
Datto All and Followers Take
Up Arms Jlatber Than' to
Submit to Anti-Slavery
Laws Are Defeated
Manila, March 19. News of an Im
portant engagement has been received!
from Catabo, capital of the province of
Mindanao. On March 7 detachments of
the Seventeenth and Twenty-third In
fantry, troop B, of the Fourteenth
cavalry, and Galley's battery, in all
450 strong, under command of General
Leonard Wood, attacked and captured
he cotta (fort) which was held toy
file Datto All, who resists the anti
slavery law. His defensive works
were destroyed and their abandonment
forced by the accurate fire of the bat-,
Two thousand Moros made their re
treat, with a loss of 100. The Ameri
cans sustained no losses. Twenty-four
cannja. 41 iantakaa (native artillery)
and a large quantity ot ammunition
were captured and the fortifications
razed. - .'
Major Trultt and Captain MacCoy
pursued and captured the Datto Iyban- ,
gun and his retainers. Troops are
now trailing AIL
rate. Persons are paying aa high as
20 a ton for hay laid down at their
ranches. It is either this or lose their
stock. Another reason for this condi
tion is the poor range of last season
and therefore much stock which would
otherwise have been shipped was
kepf for another season.
If northen Montana was an open
country instead of having all the riv
ers fenced in on both sides, Btock
and sheep can secure sufficient water
they can subsist a long time without
their stomachs and add to the death any food.
CRUELTY IS ALLEGED.
Roseburg Woman" Sues for Divorce
From Naughty Husband.
Roseburg, Ore., March U. T. K.
Richardson, secretary of the Improved
Mineral Smelter Company, of Portland,
now has trouble on his hands. His
wife, Mrs. Angelina B., Richardson, of
this city, has filed a sjklt' for divorce
tn the circuit court here, and the
grounds alleged In her compiaint are
many and of a serious character.
Mr. and Mrs. Rchardson were mar
ried in East Portland, November 28,
1889, and from that time on, If reports
are true, life has been a burden to Mrs.
Richardson for in her complaint she
charges Richardson with misconduct
and cruelty at considerable length. She
alleges that after he had forged her
name to several promissory notes
which she'pald to keep from exposing
him, he waa Informed .that he could
Pope is Congratulated.
Rome, March 19. Today being St.
Joseph's day, Pope Plus' name day,
the Pope received congratulatory ad
dresses and eelgrams from all parts
of Italy and from abroad. The mem
bers of the St. Peter's Club, which .In
cludes the whole of Roman clerical
society, as ' is their custom, presented
the pontiff with a magnificent basket
of the most carefully selected fruits
and flowers. The basket represented
a Venetian gondola. The Pope, In
thanking the givers, made a most
touching reference to his "beloved
"I pray I shall prove a good helms
man for the bark of St. Peter."
Fossil's Saloon Ordinance.
Fossil, Ore., March 19. Hereafter
the thirsty sheepherder sojourning in
Fos3ll on Sunday will have to curb
his appetite for drink until the next
day, for at a meeting of the town
Some of our Latent arrivals are: ,
Ladies' Tailor-Made Suits
Ladies' Tailor-Made SKirts
Ladies' Shirt Waist Suits
Dress Goods and Trimmings
Yon are invited to call and see them v
and you ean BUY them CHEAPER.
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P.k An 8 lb. All Wool Blanket at $5.00 per Pair.
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