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! VOLUME LVII.
ASTORIA, OUECION, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30 '04.
remainder were safely taken In by the
torpedo fleet. Although the Jupanese
flotilla was subjected to a terlflc flr
not tht slightest dumuge wan done to
any of the boat.
MITCHELL WILL TAKE HOLD.
Bottling Squadron, Escorted by
Flotilla, Enters Inner Road
stead in Face of Ter
Two Vessels Sink Themselves
, While. Others Are Prema
ENTRANCE NOT CLOSED UP
Not the Least Batnnge Done to
, f .Flotilla and All the Crew
I Are Saved Willi Kxcep
; I tlon of Four Men.
I Washington, Marcn 29. Th Japan-
rw location hits received from Toklo
Admiral Togo's report respecting the
attempt to bottle up Port Arthur.About
ft: SO a. m., March 27, the bottling up
v squadron, composed of four ships, and
i " escorted by torpedo flotilla, reached
.the outalde of Port Arthur and In spite
t of a terinic fire the ahlpa made their
" way Into the Inner roadstead, one after
'the other. t j
! 'The steamer Chyo Maau anchored at j
.L a . (iltton about ? if a' inUi 'ii'i iii
The Fukul Maru pusaed a liuw utiouu
of the Cby Maru and while luylng berj
am nor was torpedoed and sank. The
Huchl lllko Mnru anchored to the left
'of the Fukul and blew up ttaelf and
aank. The -ToneyamS Maru, colliding
with the stern of one of the enemy's
destroyers, pnssed by the others and
anchored In th rou'lstead. At thin
moment the ahlp wn torpedoed by
the enemy and wua curried, toward the
left side' of the ahore and annk aide
way. The rcault of the action being
that there la aome apace left between
the Ilnchl lllko and Yoneyama Muru.
It la a mutter of regret thiit the road
stead could not be completely cloaed
up. The. casualties were as follows:
Two officers and two sailors were
killed and two officers wounded The
Labor Leader Will Go to Colorado to
Denver, March 29. John Mitchell,
president of the U. M. W. of A., will be
In Denver on or before April IS, and It
Is expected that he will take personal
charge of the strike of the coal miners
In the state. This Information was giv
en out by W. It Falrley, a member
of tht executive board of the national
organisation, and Chris Evan, the fi
nancial representative of Mr. Mitchell
In the strike district April IS marks
the meeting of the executive council
of the American Federation of Labor
In Denver. This meeting will be at
tended by President Samuel Gompers
and other noted leaden,
"Our organisation," suld Mr. Evans
"Is now and always has been ready to
meet with the 'employers to consider
any proposition which might tend to
wards a settlement of the strike. We
ar getting along well with the military
Our supply bureau has not been In
terfered with and we are caring, for
all of the men and their families who
are in need."
LAND FIGHT TAKES PLACE
RESULTING IN DEFEAT
OF THE RUSSIANS
Fffort to Dislodge Japanese From Posi
tion Results in Defeat to Muscov
ite Arms Though Attaching
Force Retires in Order.
NO VOTE 18 REACHED.
Opposition Shown Toward Misbranding
Washington, March 29. A bill au
thorising the erection of an additional
department building In Washington to-
r'mi given tna aujecT0f a spirited
debate In the senate. It-remains un
acted 'Upon. '
Benatort divided largely on the ques
tion of location, but there also was
talk as to the necessity of better office
accomodations for the senate and su
During the day there was renewed
effort to pass the bill prohibiting the
mlabrnndlng of salmon, but, owing to
the opposition that the bill Is calcu
lated to Interfere with rights of In
dividual states under the guise of ef
fort to control Interstate commerce,
a vote was not reached.
Heaviest Rainstorm Reoorded.
Holse, Ida., March 29. Last night
and today this section of Idaho wua
visited by the heaviest rainstorm of
which there Is any record. The guage
showed a fall of ISO Inches.
Retreat to Foot of Hill When Squad of Cavalry Shows Up to Rein
force the Besiejed-Three Cossacks Killed and Twelve
Wounded Japanese Casualties Thought to Be
Large, Though Loss Is Not Known.
day, the former defending the protec
tive tariff policy of the republican
party and the latter denouncing the
republicans for falling to investigate
the postofflce department.
Williams said that the scandals In
that department would be an important
Issue in the coming campaign. He ar
raigned President Roosevelt and At
torney-General Knox regarding trusts.
London. March SO. The corres-. and one sergeant killed and two offlc-
Dondent of the Times at Nlu Chwang. er an1 10 privates wounded. The
cabling under yesterday's date, says: ;
"The Russians today ordered the Am
erican flag on the corespondents mess
to be hauled down. The proclamation
of martial law completely paralyses)
the whole commerce of this port
St. Petersburg, March 29. The em
peror has received a, dispatch from
general Kuropatkin giving lengthy re
port from General Mtshltchenko dated
at 10 p. m. March 28, which says that
an important engagement took place
near the town of Cheng, Ju In which
the Kusina were defeated, retiring In
perfect'orncrr GnYna "ii u?
report follows: .
Having learned that four squadrons
of the enemy were posted five versts
Russians are reported to have left
three dead behind, but to have carried
off a number of wounded.
It Is possible that the above is an
other version of the engagement at
Chong Ju. The name Tyonjyln Is not
given on the maps.
TRAN8FER 18 ANNOUNCED.
Officially Stated That Mohler
Go no Union Paoifie. -San
Francisco, March 29. The ap
pointment of President A. L, Mohler of
the Oregon Railroad tt Navigation
president of the Union Pacific railway
waa today announced In the office of
the Union Pacific in this city. Mohler
will make his headauarters In OmnhA
beyond Cheng Ju, March 28. six com- . d wm probab,y agume hs ew du
It's Plain as Print
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puules marched to Cheng Ju. As soon
ss our scouts approached the town the
enemy opened fire from behind a wall.
Two squadrons promptly dismounted
and occupied the heights 600 yards dis
tant An engagement ensued.
In the town a company of infantry
and a squadron of cavlary were lying
In ambush. Our men were reinforced
by three companies and attacked the
Japanese, with cross Are. Notwith
standing this and our commanding
position the Japanese gallantly held
their ground and it was only after a
fierce fl&ht of half an hour's duration
that the Japanese ceased their fire and
sought refuge In the houses.
"Soon afterward three squadrons of
the enemy were seen advancing along
Kasan road at a full gallop toward the
town, which two squadrons succeeded
In entering, while the third fell back
in disorder under repeated volleys
from our troops. A number of men
and horses were seen to full.
"An hour and a half after the begin
ning of the engagement four compan
ies were seen on the Kasan road, hast
ening to the attack. I gave an order
to mount, and the entire force ad
vanced In perfect order and formed In
line behind the hill. The wounded were
placed in front, and the retirement
was carried out with the deliberation
of a parade.
"The Japanese squadron, which was
thrown Into disorder, was evidently
unable to occupy the hill which we hod
just evacuated, and their infantry ar
rived too late.
"It Is supposed that the Japanese
had heavy losses in men and horses.
Our side had three officers severely
wounded Stepanoff and Androoke In
the chest and Vasselvltch In the stom
ach. Schlllnlkoff was less seriously
wounded In the arm but did not leave
"Three Cossacks were killed and 12
were wounded, Including five seriously,"
ties about the first of April.
E. E. Calvin, at present assistant
general manager of the Short Line at
Salt Lake, will go to Portland to take
charge of the O. R. & N. lines. He will
have the title of general-manager and
will have control of all the Southern
Pacific lines In Oregon, north of Ash
land. Before their departure for the
east, Directors Stubbs and Kruttsch
nltt will pay a visit to Portland to
consult with President Mohler. '
Move Toward the Yslu.
St. Petersburg, March 29. The cor
respondent of the Novostl at Llao Tang
reports that the Japanese have moved
on to the Yalu river and a conflict
Is expected about April 1.
MAN NOT ASSASSIN.
PROBABLY, ANOTHER VERSION
Jspsnese Report Bsttle in Which Rut
sians Meet With Defeat.
Toklo, March 29, 9 p. m. A mixed
force of cavalry and Infantry attacked
and dispersed a force of Russians at
the Tyonjyln near Ping Tang Sunday
morning, estimated in the number of
The Russians offered a strong resis
tance at first, but finally fell back,
abandoning their position. The Jap
anese sustained a loss of one officer
Italian Had ni Intention of Killing
New York, March 29. The story of
an allegad plot to assassinate President
Roosevelt which upon investigation
proved to be entirely without founda
tion, was made today by Police Com
Several days ago the comimssloner
received a letter from a man In Italy,
saying that an Italian was about to
come to this country for the express
purpose of assassinating the president
The writer gave a detailed description
of the 'alleged anarchist, the steamer!
on which he wouid Ball and full details
of the alleged plot When the steamer
docked, an Inspector was on hand with
a large squad of detectives, and the
suspect was found and detained.' In
vestigation, however, showed that the
case was purely one of spite on the
part of the man who wrote the letter.
It waa found that the detained man
waa not an anarchist, and that he had
a perfect right to enter this country.
He waa allowed to land.
The object of the letter, It was found
was to have the man deported.
PARENTS ARE WEALTHY.
Young Woman Who Committed Suicide
Was of Good Family.
Belllngham, Wash., March 29, Pen-
omla Peterson is the maiden name of
Mrs. Lillian Boyce, the woman who,
under the name of Lillian Grey, stab
bed herself to death with a pair of
scissors last Friday In the borne of
the Graham family, at this place Her
father Is said to be a wealthy resident
of Eados, Norway. .He has been noti
fied of his daughter's death, and her
body is being held awaiting his In
structions. The woman's alleged hus
band, James Boyce, is here, and In
case the father makes no request re
garding the disposition of his daugh
ter's remains, he will have them in
t erred here. .
The suicide came to Portland from
her Norway home five years ago to
visit a married sister, who died two
years since. The married sister's name
Boyce refuses to disclose. After her
sister's death, Miss P.-terson went to
the bad, and made an end to matters
Friday morning by stabbing herself
Fears Entertained in Portland
That Freight Tariffs to San
Francisco Will Be
If Extortion Is Undertaken O. K
& N. and S. P. Will Be De.
Lew Rates to California.
E. Church to be held at Los Angeles,
Cal, May S. 1904, and the National
Association of Retail Grocers at San
Francisco, May 2-8, 1904, the O. R. &
N. Company will sell round trip tick
ets at greatly reduced rates. For
rates, dates of sailing and llmKs, call
at O. R. A. N. ticket office or address
G. W. Roberts, agent Astoria.
French Flag Hoisted.
Tien Tsin, March 29 A Frenchman
named Kreautlar, an employe of the
Russo-Chinese bank, has been ap
pointed French consular agent at Niu
Chwang. He has hoisted the French
flag over the bank buildings. It Is
considered probable that this is a fore-
runner of a movement to fly the tri
color over all the Russian government
buildings at Nlu Chwang.
TO INVOKE RECENT DECISION
Should Steamship Line Be lie
moved or Rate Be Made Uni
form Court Proceedings
Will Be Brought.
Portland, March 29. The Oregon i an
wll say tomorrow :
"As the result of the consolidation of
the O. R. A N. and Southern Pacific
fears are entertained here that an at
tempt will be made to raise freight
tariffs in existence on rail and water
lines between here and San Francisco
and In case this is done local business
men will undertake to have the con
solidation declared """ nnrirtu w.
recent decision in the Northern Secur-'
"Though no one was willing to talk
for publication until it is definitely
found out what changes would be made
yet it was the general Idea among
business men that should the new ar
rangement result in the withdrawal
of the steamship line or an attempt to
make a uniform rate with that of the
railroad, proceedings will be instituted
Salt Lake, March 29. E. E. Calvin.
assistant general-manager of the Ore
gon Short Line, left for Portland today.
It is expected that he will enter upon
his new duties April 1. He will be met
tomorrow at La Grande by President
Mohler of the O. R. N. and together
they will Inspect the -company's lines
In Oregon. '
Denounces Protective Tariff and Scores
Washington, March 29. For want
of speakers, the general debate on the
sundry civil appropriation bill In the
house today was closed several hours
before time agreed on and the bill was
read for amendment. Seventy-five
pages were disposed tf.
Campbell of Kansas and Williams of
Illinois were the principal speakers to-
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