VOLUME LVII. ASTORIA, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 1901. Sv Oft '2.. A y A A "i NO. 22a IMFEHBMG JURY FIXES BLAME FOR THE HORROR Directors of Knickerbocker Steam boat Company, Captain, Mate and Others Are Held , Responsible. Charge In Each Case Is Man slaughter and Guilty Persons Are Held for Trial. THE MATE ACTED COWARDLY Russians and Japanese Are Face to Face and Conflict ,01 Seventy Is Expec ted Today. SYRACUSE CAPTURES BIG EVENT lluropatllln Occupies Strong Position and Seems Confident of His Ability to Suc ' cessfully Withstand Impending Onslauffht liuroltt's Position Not So as Formerly From FlanH Attack and Must Force Battle in Order to Get Around Russian Position. Secure Government Steamboat Inftpec tor wan AUo IerIUt in Hid Duty and Will lie He ported h Such. New York. Juno 21 The inquiry conducted by Coroner U-rry an-! a Jury Into the General Slocum disaster wan concluded today, nnd, after nearly four hour' deliberation, B verdict wu ren dered In which the director of the Knickerbocker Bteamboat Company. Captain Van SchaJck of the General Hlocum, Captain Peuae, commodore of the company'! fleef. and others were held criminally responsible. Warrants for their arreat were laaued. The mate of the General Slocum, according to the Jury, acted In a cowardly manner, J and tha mlaconduct of Steamboat In apector Lundbcrg, It reported, ahould be brought to the attention of the federal author It lea. , Tha charge In each caae la man slaughter In the first degree. Pull waa fixed by the coroner varying from $1000 to $5000. Mate Edward Flana gan, who waa under detention as a wltneaa, waa firm arraigned. He pleaded not guilty and hla ball waa fixed at $1000. He waa committed to Jail. Inspector Lundberg pleaded not guilty and waa released on S1000 bonds. Ball waa fixed at 15000 each for Prea ldent Barnaby and Secretary Atkinson and bonds were furnished at once. Captain Van Sehalck la a prisoner In the hospital. Captain reuse may not be arreated until tomorrow, when It Is expected the directors of the com pany will also be taken into custody. Hal Chang, June 2S-A hsavy en gagement Is expected tomorrow near th village of Si Mou Chang, 15 miles south-southeast of Hai Chang and an equal distance due east of the rail way. Tha Japanasa have now passsd Dalin hill and are 20 mi let aouth of tha Rus sian position. An Associated Press correspondent returned hers from Tal Tehe Kiao at dawn today. Terrifie rain rendered the roads almost impassable. Tha Russisn regiments are camped on the high ground and are in excel lent condition. Kuropatkin and his staff are apparently quite ease; in thair minds. The Japanese have given the Russians time to strengthen their'bsse and flank, while Kuroki Is not aa se cure as formerly from flank attaok. Kuroki eannot get around tha Rus sian position without forcing a fight JAP8 ARE CLOSING IN. When Kuropstkin Chooses 8pot Battle Will Be Wsgsd. Bl. Petersburg, June 28. No further advices from the front had been re ceived up to tonight, though news from General Kuroputkln and Admiral Withoeft waa eagerly awaited. The uhuuI rumors of heavy fjghtlng have pervaded the city, but they were baaed wholly upon the fuct thut the armies are In cle touch. Though It appears now from Kuro patkln'a tactics that a heavy engage- matters, but it la not generally ex pected here that Kuropatkin will give battle until he reaches a position of his own selection. It may clarify the military situation to explain the country In which the armies are now coming to a contest. It consists of a aeries of mountain chains running parallel with the rail way, alongside which the Russians are falling back as the Japanese advance. Fen Shul, Mo Tien and Dalln are all pannes which take their names from mountains over which they run. Ku roki. who heretofore has been east of these mountains, Is advancing to the westward from Slu Yen through a very rough country, and his columns must traverse the pusses named before emerging Into the more open country along the railway approximately nient ntay be deferred for some days, It Is possible the Japanese may rush j abreast of Tal Tche Klao. Hal Cheng and Llao Tang. . The Russian outposts and the Japanese advance are now In cloae touch at all these passes. Kuropatkin is now moving slowly northward along the railway, and w her ever he makes his stand there will be precipitated what is expected to be the decisive battle of the campaign. In the meantime, Oku is advancing along the railroad at the head of the withdrawing Russians. He la backed up by a powerful army. How large a portion of thla army he has detached to Join Kuroki has not been developed, but It la probably large enough to add material severity to the fighting before the Russians finally abandon the mountains. There is great eagerness for news from Port Arthur, but nothing con cerning the situation there was known up to tonight. . ... . VANDAL CUTS AIRSHIP AT THE FAIR GROUNDS. Effort to Destroy Santos Dumont's Machine Renders Fourth of July Ascension Impossible. St. Louis. June :S.S'rne time dur ing the night the bag of Santoa-Du-mont's alrahlp at the worlds fair grounds was cut and sloshed In such manner as to preclude all possibility of Its being repaired in time to allow an ascension .July 4. There are at least 20 long rips In the bag, and Professor Carl Meyers, .who has charge of the aeronautic contests, today said that It will take at least two weeks to repair the damage. The big gas bag bad not yet been tuken from the crate in which it came from Paris. The cover had been re moved by a customs inspector and the crate waa rolled Into the center of the big shed prepared for the airship. Be Ing of an adhesive material, the bag was hung in folds from sluts nailed Clothes For Active Men The harder you are on your clothes the more reason for being sure they're Hart, SchaiTner & Marx clothes. These clothes are not only made to look well; but they're made for wear. And as long as; they wear they look well. You will find them the most economi- ; cal clothes you ever had both for the service they'll give you and for the satisfaction in ap pearances you will get. IHMiSdulacf V Mints HxtfTtilomi IM- n If f i (near the top of the crate, and In this way was prevented from becoming a solid mass because of Us own weight There were several folds of the bag over each slat, and the vandal drew his knife across these, cutting through from two to four thicknesses of the material with each slash. The work evidently was done In haste. There were about a dozen slats covered with folds of the bag and only four or five of them were cut. When the damage was discovered a messenger was sent to Mr. Dumont and he hurried to the scene. After exam inlng the bag he said: "Well, it Is Just as I told the fair people. This place la not secure enough." "What will you do?" asked a corre spondent of the Associated Press. "I don't know," waa the reply. "It will be an impossibility to get a new bag, and If an ascension is made this one must be repaired. I can think of no reason why anyone should want to destroy my airship." Professor Meyers made a careful ex amination of the cuts and said: "The damage seems to have been done ' with a dull knife. I can con celve of no reason why anyone should want to destroy the bag, and I believe the work waa pure vandalism with no other object in view than tile malicious destruction of property." Walter B. Stevenson or the world's fair company said steps would be taken to apprehend the vandal and for the future protection of the airship. When the damage was none the shed that sheltered the gns bag was patrol led' by a Jefferson guard, and a special watchman, who was one of Mr. Du mont's employes. Neither saw the vandal, and the damage was not dis covered until the workmen were about to take the bag from the box. WOULD APPEAL TO THE HAGUE Russian Suggests Plan to Stop Butch ery of Wounded. MORE MINERS DEPORTED. CepTiM 1904 by Hart Rehaffntr A ttart P. A. STOKES, One Price To Everybody Thirty-Nine Men Run Out of Viotor by General Bell. Victor, Colo., June 28. Thirty-nine men affiliated with- the Western Fed eration of Miners who have been ar rested at various times since the 6th Instant were deported tonight. In the number were several men arrested at the time of the Dunnvllle expedition. According to General Bell, their des tination is Colorado Springs. OREGON BOY WINS PRIZE. Carries Off Honors in Prohibitionary Oratorical Contest, . Indianapolis, Ind., June 2S. Walter B. Miles of Pacific college, Newberg, Ore., won the flrHt prize of $100 In the prohlbltlonury oratorical contest In Tomlinsdn hall tonight. St, Petersburg, June 28. (12:13 p. m. The Novoe Vremya today, calling WOon to the statement that Don Jaime de Bourbon was an eye-witness to the killing of Russian wounded at Vafangow, declares that something must be done quickly to prevent the war degenerating Into the senseless brutality which the Japanese practices Indicate. The paper urges the Rus sian newspaper correspondents In the field to show up the authors of this brutality and secure the evidence of eye-witnesses and photographs in or der that The Hague convention may be invoked. The sudden cessation of newspaper dispatches from the theater of war tends to confirm the belief that the armies are about to engage. Most of the military critics take the view that a big battle is imminent, although the Novoe Vremya's expert thinks that a pitched battle now is more attractive to the Japanese generals than to Gen eral Kuropatkin, saying that the lat ter does not need precipitancy as Rus sian reinforcements continue to arrive, but if the Japanese want a battle they must hasten, aa only a fortnight re mains before rains set in. The army jorgan, whose comment waa written before the arrival of Lieu tenant General Sarakhoff's dispatch last night, points out the difficult, mountainous country through which General Kurokl's columns are going, and finds In General Oku's withdrawal southward either that the Japanese are trying to draw oft part of Kuropatkln's army, or their decision, in view of the near approach of the rainy season, to arrest ' their further advance. In the latter case, the army would be able to hold the greater part of Llao Tung peninsula until the resumption of ac tive operations In August. All the papers consider almost inex plicable the failure to receive further reports from Tokio of the sea fight off Port Arthur, and are reproducing, with great prominence, dispatches from German papers to the effect that Ad miral Togo, in his official reports, did not claim positively to have sunk a Russian battleship or to have crippled two other vessels. General Indigna tion is manifested over the alleged mis translation of the reports of Admiral Togo. Russian Ships to Sail Today. ' .'. London, June 28. The Dally Tele graph's St. Petersburg correspondent says that, according to a Russian naval officer, a section of the Russian second Pacific squadron will leave Cronstadt June 29. OPEN FOR SETTLEMENT. Nine Million Acres of Land Available in Nebraska. Omaha, June 28. Nine millions of acres of government land in Nebraska were opened for homestead entry today under the provisions of the Klnkaid law, which permits homesteaders to file on 640 acres of land. The land opened by the Klnkaid law Is known as semi-arid land, and is mostly adapt ed to grazing. This is the last great opening ' of government land of this nature that will ever be made, and was the occasion of a rush for choice sections. The six land offices in Nebraska were the scenes of great excitement At O'Neill, nearly 1000 persons, nearly 10 per cent of whom were women, were In line at sunrise. The greatest excitement was at Broken Bow. where over 2,000,000 acres of the best land included In the pro visions 'of the law were, thrown open. At sunrise 2000 persona were In line, and Sheriff Richardson, who had al ready taken extraordinary precautions to forestall trouble, today enlisted an extra force of deputies to keep order. Later he requested Governor Mickey to order the militia out to assist in keeping order. IRATE HUSBAND SHOOTS. Kills Man Who Was Paying Attentions to His Wife. Emmett, Idaho, June 28. Thomas Hamilton, proprietor of the Idaho meat market, was shot to death in front of his place of business by Albert White today. White gave himself up at once and was placed in custody to await the arrival of the sheriff from Caldwell. The shooting was caused. by the al leged attentions of Hamilton to Mrs. White. White met Hamilton this morning, and after a few words drew his revolver and fired, Instantly killing Hamilton. After Hamilton fell, mite coolly walked away, giving himself up to the officers. Hamilton was 36 years of age, and well known in that section. He waa unmarried. White is a newcomer, arid, with his wife, has been engaged in the restaurant business. . Smashes CornefTs Supremacy b the Rowing Races at Pw keepsie With Ease Tfof 1 Surprises All. Takes Eight-Oar Varsity and Eii Oar Freshmen Races by Hand some Majorities. FOUR-OAR EVENT CORNELL'S Wisconsin, of Which Much Wu Expected, and Columbia, Dark - Horse, Failed to Figure , in Winning. Poughkeepsie, N. Y., June 28. Cor nell's rowing supremacy is broken. Ia the four-mile eight-oar varsity race and in the freshmen two-mile eight- oar race the Syracuse oarsmen won by handsome majorities, coming ont of obscurity so marked that last night friends of Syracuse could not find takers for bets at 1 to 2. , Cornell wnn th four-oar varsity race with ease. Wisconsin, which was thought to threaten all competitors In the four-oar and varsity races, waa never a factor, coming in next to last in the four-oar race and last in the varsity. Columbia, the "dark horse." whose mysterious doings up the stream have led to a great deal of solicitude on the part of all her competitors, did well in the four-oar race, in which she came In second, though she made but a feeble showing In the others, com ing in last in the freshmen race and fourth in the varsity. The weather on the whole was nearby perfect today for racing. Dashes at rain marred the enjoyment of Ihe spectators somewhat and rather a brisk southerly breeze toward the close of the day made the water, some what rough, to which the alow -Una- may be attributed. The summary fol lows; Varsity four-oar race, two miles . Cornell won, time If): 53 3-5; Colum bia second, 11:121-5; Pennsylvania third, 11:15 3-5: Wisconsin fourth, 11:18 2-5; Georgetown sixth. lLv34t-S. 'Freshmen eight-oar race, two mile Syracuse won, 10:01; Cornell second, 10:12 2-5; Pennsylvania third. 19:15; Columbia fourth, 10:281-2. Varsity eight-oar race, four miles Syracuse won, 20:22 3-5; Cornell sec ond, 20:311-5; Pennsylvania third. 20:324-5; Columbia fourth, 20:451-5; Georgetowa fifth, 20:52 3-5; Wiscon sin sixth, 21.01. , . BASEBALL SCORES. Crop Conditions Not So Favorable. Washington, June 28. The weather bureau's weekly summary of crop conditions says: ' Temperature conditions during the week ending June 27 were not so fa vorable as during the preceding week. In the north Pacific coast districts it was cool, with heavy frosts, more or less damaging, in the eastern portions of Washington, Oregon and Idaho. , Pacifio Coast. At Portland San Francisco, 5; Port land, 8. At Tacoma Los Angeles, 3; T aco rn a, 4. At Seattle Oakland, 1; Seattle, It American. At Boston New York, 2; Boston, E. At St Louis Cleveland, 4; St. Louis, 0. At Washington Philadelphia, U Washington, 2. At Detroit Chicago, 4; Detroit. 1 National. At New York Philadelphia, 3; New York, 9. ' , At Brooklyn Boston, 6; Brooklyn, i. Idaho Congressman 'Weds. Norfolk, Neb., June 28. Miss Win nifred Hartley, a teacher, and Con gressman Burton L. French, represen tative from Idaho, were married at noon today. , They left immediately for Moscow, Idaho. Dan Emmett Is Dead. Mount Vernon, O., June 25. Da Emmett, the old-time minstrel, famous as the composer of "Dixie," died sud denly tonight, aged 86.