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ASTORIA, OREGON, TUESDAY
Steamer Ailanton, Captured by
Russians Carrying Contra'
band of War, Is
Belonged to Same Firm That
Carried Contraband During
JAPANESE ARMY MOVING
Jleport From Knr old's Head
quarter Shows That Troopi
Are Preparing for
Vladivostok, June 27. The prise
court has condemned the ' 'British
steamer Allanton, captured by the Rus
Ian Vladivostok squadron recently In
the straits of Korea, for carrying con
traband of war and has confiscated
the ship and her cargo of 6300 tons
of Anthracite coal, valued at 150,000.
The Arm at Singapore to which the
coal wu consigned is the same con
cern which supplied Japan with con
traband during the Japanese-Chinese
The Japanese schooner captured by
Russian torpedo-boats at the time of
the recent raid has also been con
demned. Captains of the prises are
allowed one month In which to appeal.
GENERAL KUROKI'8 HEADQUAR
TERS. June 25. (Via Fueon; Delay
ed.) The Japanese have advanced for
two days and a battle Is expected near
Mao Tien Ling pass, where the Rus
sians are entrenched. The Japanese
army Is In splendid condition. The
weather Is perfect.
WRECK IN WYOMING.
. THE RACES
Uncertainty Expressed as to the
Outcome of the Great Varsity
Events at Pough
Wisconsin and Cornell Are the
Favorites in the Betting and
Columbia b Weak.
GEORGETOWN SHOWS STRONG
Indication! Are That Weather
Will lie Fine and I.acs
Will lie Greatest la
Poughkeepsle, Pa., June 27. Uncer
tainty as to the result Is the feeling
here on the eve of the contest for
rowing supremacy between the college
crews of the Universities of Pennsyl
vania,- Columbia, Georgetown, Cornell,
Wisconsin and Syracuse. Changes In
the various boats have been so fre
quent it has been difficult to Intelli
gently compare the respective varsity
crews. There is every indication of
fine weather and good water for the
races tomorrow, and the coaches seem
well satisfied with the condition of
every man who will appear at the
Wisconsin stands next to Cornell In
the betting tonight Experts tonight
weigh Cornell and Wisconsin in either
hand. Curiously enough, Pennsylva
nia does not seem to figure much in the
calculations. It is thought that Cornell
may win the four-oared race handily,
but will have to fight It out in the
varsity race with Wisconsin and
Georgetown. Columbia is rather an un
Reports From the Front Show
That Japs Are Preparing For
the Great Conflict Now
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Skirmishing Is Daily Occurence
Along the Outposts of the Three
Passenger Rsn Into Open Switch and
Struck Stock Train.
Butte, Mont., June 27. A Billings
special to the Miner says that passen
ger train No. 41 on the Burlington A
Missouri was wrecked this side of New
castle, Wyo., this morning, by crashing
Into an open switch and colliding with
a train of stock cars on the siding.
Two train hands were Injured. A great
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Feudist Murderer Csptured.
Jackson, Ky June 27. The sheriff's
posse during the night captured James
Salyers, wanted for the murder of
Mack White, and brought him here
today. This ends the chase that In
volved the feudists in several col
lisions the past week.
Disastrous Fire at Eureka.
Eureka, Cal., June 27. The plant of
the Eureka Lighting Company was de
stroyed by fire last night. The loss Is
estimated at from 160.000 to $100,000.
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ALEXIEFF REPORTS TO CZAR
8tatea That Jan Mines Near
Harbor of Port Arthur Have
Been Destroyed by
St. Petersburg, June 27. The gen
eral staff has received the following
from General Sakharoff, dated June 2:
"There is reason to suppose that a
considerable force of tne enemy pro'
ceeded from the Wang Tela station In
the direction of the mountains, march
ing northward toward Chapan pass.
"Our patrols on June 25 noticed that
the Japanese were beginning to move
along the northern 8Iu Yen-Kal Chau
road from Toukaukau and Pan Tsta
pel In direction of Wei Ta pass.
"The enemy on June 25 undertook
to advance from Seluchan toward the
Llao Tang main road, and also along
the road leading to Mao Tien pass,
through Tangputie and Tafangku, It
miles northwest of Seluchan."
The baiunce of the report enumer
ates outpost skirmishing, which has
occurred continually June 25 and 28.
Was Made Vice President of the
Southern Pacific Railroad Com
pany at San Francisco.
Has Been General Manager of the
Same Company for Sever
IS GOOD MAN IN THE PLACE
Stated that All General Mana
gers of Ilarrlman Lines
Will Be Made Vice
St. Petersburg, June 27. Emperor
Nicholas has received the following
from Viceroy Alexleff:
"According to reports received from
Admiral Wlttseeft and Admiral Grlgo
rovltch, dated June 20 and 22, the sortie
of the Port Arthur squadron was pre
ceded by prolonged work in destroy
ing the enemy's mines by means of
nets carried on all ships and boats and
by the harbor dredging flotilla. On the
night of June 22-23 a fight occurred
off Port Arthur between our torpedo
boats and the Japanese torpedo-boats,
In which Captain Bliosleff and Lieu
tenant Smirneff were slightly wounded.
At 2 o'clock in the afternoon our squad
ron put to sea when 11 Japanese ships
and 22 torpedo-boats were visible on
San Francisco, June 27. Announce
ment was made today of the appoint
ment of C. II. Markham to the office
and title of vice president of the South
ern Pacific, to which he was appointed
several weeks ago, Markham's duties
have been largely administrative.
In being made vice president of the
eompanyy he becomes chief executive
official of the company on the coast
General Manager Markham said today
his appointment was merely In line
with the policy to make ail general
managers of the Harrlman lines vice
SAVED FROM DEATH.
WHITE HOUSE BURNS.
Portland's Favorite Resort Is Con
sumed by Flsmes.
Portland, June 27. The White House,
the oldest and best-known resort in
the Pacific Northwest, was totally de
stroyed by Are about 10 o'clock to
night. The White House was located
at the south end of Portland's river
side drive, and after it was built, about
a quarter of a century ago, it was the
rendexvoua for people of this city pos
sessing fast driving horses. Of late
years the property has been allowed to
deteriorate. The loss is about 210,000.
BAD SEATTLE FIRE.
Lumber Company Sustsins Large Dam-
ago In Conflagration.
Seattle, June 27. Fire destroyed
nearly 1,000,000 feet of lumber and
the three drykllna of the Stetson-Post
Mill Company this afternoon. The fire
started at 2:30 o'clock. The loss is
estimated at between $30,000 and $40,
000, and is covered by insurance. The
cause of the Are is not known. Smoke
was first seen issuing from the dry-
Party Has Narrow Escape in Death
. . ...Valley Region. t
Los Angeles, Cal, June 27. S spe
cial from Manvel, CaU says:
Henry De Long and Herman Gold
berg have arrived from the Death Val
ley region with news of the narrow es
cape of a party of prospectors from
death on the desert by thirst and star
vation. The party was returning from
the region of the Furnace creek mines,
where they had been on a prospecting
tour . and were attempting to reach
Needles when they lost their way.
After wandering for many hours on
the desert they were discovered by De
Long and Goldberg by the merest
chance. A packhorse belonging to the
prospectors had strayed away from the
party, and, erased with thirst, had
wandered into the camp of De Long
and Goldberg. The men at once took
up Ita back trail, suspecting some accl
dent and following it until nxt morn
ins. they came upon the party of five
prospectors near Kingston peak in
most desolate and barren region.
AH the men were exhausted, some of
them were delirious, and one of them
had already become unconscious and
had been carried by his companions
for a considerable distance. They par
ty had been without food or water
for many hours. They were conveyed
to Ivanpah valley, where their suffer
lngs were relieved.
Great Decisive Battle of Three
Hundred Thousand Nen Will
Occur Within a Few
Battle Will Be Decisive as Far as
Present Campaign Is Concerned
Men Are Ready.
Both St. Petersburg and Tokio
fray for Success in the
Great Conflict of the
Brother of Assistant Secretary of
State Was Either Drowned
or Mel With Foul,
Report Thai His Body Has .Beta
Washed Ashore on the Frerxh
Coast Is Curreni
LONDON FEATURES THE CASE
GET OUT THE HORNS.
. Squadron Leaves Tangier.
Tangier, Morocco, June 27. The Am
erican cruiser squadron, commanded by
Rear Admiral Chadwlck. sailed for Gi
Ex-Senator MitchellCritically III.
Milwaukee, June 27. Former United
States Senator John L. Mitchell is suf
fering from intestlnnl cancer, and is
said to be in a serious condition.
Campaign of the Republicans to Open
on August 1.
Chicago, June 27. Secretary Dover
of the national republican committee,
after an hour's conference with Secre
tary Cortelyou at the Auditorium an
nex today, announced that the repub
llcan campaign would be formally
opened on August 1.
Chairman Cortelyou and Secretary
Dover will leave for the east tomor
row, Mr. Cortelyou going to Washington.
Mr. Dover will accompany Mrs. M.
Hanna ta New Tork and on Monday
will Join Mr. Cortelyou in Washington.
It Is regarded as certain that Harry S.
New, national comltteeman from In
diana, and Secretary Dover will be In
charge of he Chicago headquarters,
and that Chairman Cortelyou will de-
St Petersburg, June 27 General
SakharofTs dispatch, received tonight,
confirms the belief that the great de
cisive battle of the campaign between
General Kuropatkln's main army and
the armies of Generals Kurokl and Oku
is Imminent The three armies liggre
gate 300,000 men and their outposts
are today In touch ail along the line.
The Japanese evidently tried to draw
Kuropatkln as far south as possible,
holding out as an incentive a check to
the advance of Oku's main army.
Meantime Oku swung sharply to the
eastward to Join Kurokl toward Chapan
pass, Kurokl at the same time moving
a strong force by the right flank toward
Line of Advance.
The main Japanese advance .. con
tinues along the main Fengwangcheng-
Llao Tang road, avoiding At Tan pass
by a detour to the northward. The ad
vance In all points Is being attended
Nothing is known here of the exact
point atwhlch Kuropatkln's main force
is concentrated, though it Is believed
the large part of the Liao Tang force
has been moved to a point between
Kin Chao and Tal Tche Kiao.
According to ag Associated Press dis
patch from Tal Tche Kiao today, a
large force has pushed southward from
Tal Tche Kiao against Oku. While Ku
ropatkln is thus extending himself, the
Japanese with great mobility seem to
be trying the concentrate for the pur
pose of striking the Russians in the
flank and the rear.
May Be Another Sea Fight
Viceroy AlexiefTs message tonight,
with a brief dispatch from Admiral
Wlthoft, throws little additional light
on the sea fight off Port Arthur. The
meagerness of the report is greatly
mystifying to the authorities, who con
tinue to believe there has been a later
fight, which has not yet been reported.
fThere is a belief that the Vladivos
tok fleet put to sea Friday and is likely
to be next heard of in the Korean
straits. The Associated Press has re
ceived a curious dispatch from a Rus
sian correspondent at Vladivostok, who
took pains to say Admiral Skrydloff's
squadron would probably be unable to
go out again for weeks, as the ships
had to go Into drydocks for the pur
pose of thoroughly overhauling their i
boilers and cleaning their hulls pre
paratory ta putting to sea to meet the
Baltic squadron. The dispatch added
that some of the torpedo-boats have
been battered by a storm during the
last expedition to the Japanese coast
In conclusion, the correspondent says
nothing has been heard of Admiral
All Newspapers Comment .
Length on Man's Disappear
ance From Great Ocean
London, June 27. A dispatch ta Urn
Central News agency from Hurabargr
says it Is rumored that the body at
Kent J. Loomfs, who disappeared from
the Kaiser Wilhelm II -,'nortly before
her arrival at Plymouth, June 20, has
been washed ashore near Cherbourg,
France. There is no confirmation at
the rumor. '. , .
Loom is Never Landed.
London, JiShe 27. The mystery sur
rounding- the disappearance of Kent L
Loomis attracts much attention from
the London newspapers and all papers
featuring the case.
The police of Plymouth now say
Loomis was drowned, and that he must
have fallen overboard before the ves
sel reached her anchorage. After
most exhaustive search and investiga
tion of every clue, they are confident
he did not land at Plymouth.
Can Get No News.
Washington. June 27. Loomis, as
sistant secretary of state, has bad
nothing whatsoever to confirm or con
tradict the rumor that the body of his
brother had been washed ashore on the
French coast, and In spite of energetic
efforts of the combined foreign and
consular service of the state depart
ment, not the slightest clue "has yet
been obtained with reference to the
mysterious dysappearance. The fact
that nothing has been heard of the
lost man is tending to confirm the
fears of his family that he was either
drowned or has met with foul play.
LOOK AT THE HULK.
vote much of his time to the New
Mr. Cortelyou said today that he
would hot appoint hla executive com
mittee of nine for two weeks, and he
would not talk politics for publication
until after July 1. when it is expected
he will be relieved of his duties as
secretary of the department of labor
Counsel for Canal Commission.
Washington, June 27. Charles A.
Maggoon has been appointed general
counsel for the isthmian canal com
mission. Judge Maggoon has been the
law officer of the bureau of insular af
fairs since the office was created n
1899, and his work has been of high
Inquest Into General Slocum Disaster
May Be Finished Today.
New Tork, June 27. The coroner
Jury investigating the General Slocum
disaster was taken to the hulk of the
burned steamer at Erie basin today,
and, after an inspection of the wreck
and the examination of several wit
nesses, proceeded In a police patrol
boat aver the route followed by the
steamer on the day of the ill-fated
Commander Wlnstow of the nayy.
who, with General Wilson of the arm,
was appointed to make the federal In
quiry Into the disaster, were on bean
the General Slocum when the eo rarer
and his party arrived. The Inquest
will probably be concluded tomorrost.
Monks Decline to Give Information.
Paris, June 27. The parliamentary
committee investigating the charges
that agents of the Carthusian moaka
attempted to bribe French officials, wttfc
the view of securing a revocation f
(character and great value.
Child Dies From Burns.
Pierct City, Idaho, June 27. The 8-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. A. M.
Roberts, of this place, who was severe
ly burned Friday, died from the re
sult of his injuries the following day.
The child was burned by his clothing
catching fire from matches.
the order expelling the monks free
France, has received a letter frown
Don Michel, head of the Carthusian or
der, declining to give the name of the
person wha solicited the money to se
cure the authorisation referred to.
At Washington Philadelphia, 1.
At Detroit Chicago, IS; Detroit, .
At Boston New York, 8; Boston, L
At Brooklyn Boston, 2: Brooklyn, L
At Chicago Pittsburg. 5; Chicago, t
At New Tork Philadelphia, 2; New