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ASTOEIA, OREGON, WEDNP:SDAV, AUGUST 3, 1304.
J TURNER IS
Democrats of Washington Meet
at Bellingham and Chose
Candidates for State
Mention of Name of Former Sen
ator Is Signal for Prolong
Make Desperate Assault Upon Port Arthur,
But are Repulsed After a Most
mittee, arrived home thl evening and
wu given a public reception In Thomp
son hnll by the democrat of the city
and county. The speakers were Mayor
John Holtxman, Taggart and ex-Senator
Charles A. Towne, of Minnesota,
now of New York. The reception was
preceded by a parade from the station
to the hall, with 2000 men In line.
GO AFTER THE RAILROADS
)eclre That Control of Trail
porUtloit Line l Hit Lead.
Injf f HMiie in the State
IMMnghum, Aug. S. The state dm-
ocrailf convention assembled her this
afternoon to nominate candidate for
a compete state ticket. Temjwrary
organisation was effected without con
teat. Slat Heimtor William O. Grave:
of Spokane, being made temporary
chairman. A aharp fight enaued over
the report of the committee on order of
hueins, but the report wa adopted
a it came from the committee.
Judge Maurice Langhern waa made
permanent chairman at the opening of
the evening session.
The platform adopted pledge al-
talitnr t Parlor and pnvla, declare
the iMianuiuiit lMue In the campaign
In thla atate to be whether the people
are to regulate the railroad or the
railroad the people.
Former Senator George Turner waa
placed In nomination for governor by
C. O. HefTner, of King, at o'clock.
The convention went wild with en
thualaam. A Turner' name waa men.
Honed a huge portrait wa unfurled to
view. Delegate Immediately snatched
county atandard and commenced te
march around the hull, waving flag
and bandana handkerchief. The dem
onstration lasted 12 minute, the nom
ination being finally effected by rllng
Stephen Judon wa given a great
ovation when preented for lieutenant
. governor by F. C. Robertson, of Spo
kane, and wa nominated by rising
vote. Thla wa the lgnal for another
march of delegate around the hall.
' The ticket waa completed a follow:
Treasurer George Mudgett, of Spo
kane. Auditor R. L. Purdln, of Klttltaa.
(Land commissioner Van R. Pierson,
Superintendent of public Instruction
W. D. Oerrard, of King.
Secretary Patrick Hough, of Clarke
Supreme Judge Alfred Battle, of
Attorney-General C. H. Neal, of
For congre Howard Hathaway, of
Snohomish; W. T. Beck, of Ferry; J.
J. Anderson, of Pierce.
Presidential electors Fred Thlel, of
Adams; John Trumbull, of Clallam; J.
S. Darnell, of Cowllts; 8. P. Richard
son, of Mason; J. J. Carney, of Che-halls.
Inspection by Federal Officer Show
Woeful Lack of System on Big
New York. Aug. 2. The Inspector
who yesterday made partial examina
tion of the excursion steamer Grand
republic today told the federal com
mission, which I Investigating the
Hlocum disaster, ' that the life-saving
and fire-fighting apparatus on the
GrHnd Republic was practically worth
Thla steamer Is a sister ship to the
Blocum and I owned by the Knicker
bocker Steamship Company, which also
ownrd the Slocum. The Inspector who
examined the Grand Republic told the
commission that neither the captain
nor the crew knew what to do when
the Are bell was sounded; that some
lire bose burst when subjected to water
pressure: that a laree percentage of
thiillfe-pWWin; ; ";i?rthless,
some of them having been manufac
tured as long ago as 1877; that the
lifeboats were provided with broken
oars, and that one wa badly rotted
and that another had a broken rudder;
that one of the life raft had no oar
lock, and on the home raft what ap
peared to be rivet upon closer Inspec
tion proved to be only false heads, the
parts being soldered.
Thl tory wa told by Inspector
Jamea M. Todd, who, with Supervising
Inspector Rodle and Chairman Murray,
of the federal commission, boarded the
Grand Republic yesterday afternoon as
she was about to start on one of her
regular trips to Coney Island with passenger.
Mowed Down by Hail of Shot and Shell,
They Press Forward, Over Burst
ing Mines, With Fanatical
Bravery but to Lose.
Chefoo, Aug. 2. A desperate three days' assault on the inner de-
lenses on the northern and eastern sides of Pert Arthur hss failed,
according to advices brought by two junks which arrivsd here todsy.
A Russian who esespsd from Port Arthur via Pigeon bay, July 29,
stats that the earth trembled under the terrifio cannonading, which
began July 20 and ended during the night of July 28, when the battle
ceased. Chinese who arrived here on a sepsrste junk confirm the
Russian's statement that the Russian killed and woundsd during the
assault number between 5000 and 6000. '
The Japanese, in their repeated asssults against the eastern forts
en the hills, through bsrbsd wire entenglements and ovsr mines, die-
plsysd fanatical bravery. They wer mowed down by the hail of
shsll and bullets and the explosion of mines undsr their feet Their
losses are astimstsd to hsv been 20,000. The Russian declared the ' f
Russians hstd all the (astern forts leading to Goldsn Hill, and that
the Japanese, shsttersd and exhaustsd, retired eastward.
COLLIOEO WITH TRAIN.
Party of Railroad Official In Serious
Accident at Omaha.
Omaha, Aug. 2. While C. E. Perk
In, chairman of the board of directors
of the Burlington railroad, and J. D.
Robinson, a capitalist, both of New
iTork, and their wive were: riding In
an automobile near Miller Park, their
machine collided with a suburban
train, Mr. Perkln wa dangerously
Injured and Mr. Robinson seriously
hurt Their husband received minor
GLAD HAND FOR TAGGART.
Democratic Chairman Gets Big Rsosp
tion on His Return Home.
Indianapolis, Aug.' 2. Thomas Tag
gart, of the national democratic com-
LITTLE NEWS FROM FRONT.
St Pstsrsburg Pspers Hold Back for
New That Doe Not Com.
St. Petersburg. Aug. I. All the
newspaper wer late In publication
thl morning, the edition evidently
having been held back in hope of the
receiving of later new from the front
The only special dispatch published
was one appearing In the Official Mes
senger under date of Halcheng, August
1, referring to event of the previous
day. According to thl dispatch nu
merous assault were made on the po
sitions of Lieutenant-General Count
Keller and Lieutenant-Commander
Zassalltch, all of which were repulsed.
The .Japanese on July, 19, the dls
patch says, fired on a supply train run
ning south of Halcheng and a car waa
wrecked but no one wa killed. The
Official Messenger publishes the notice
of the release of the steamer Malacca,
which wa seised In the Red Sea by the
Russian volunteer fleet steamer St.
Petersburg, and review the case. The
article conclude thus:
"The arrangement for her Inspec
tlon and release now are taken In abro-
aatlon of Russia's right which she
still maintains, and her cruiser and
warships will stop vessels and search
them for contraband destined for the
Third Goes to Walla Walla.
Washington, Aug. 2. Orders have
been Issued revoking the orders reliev
ing the Third battalion, Tenth infan
try, from duty at the Presidio, San
Francisco, and directing It to take a
station at Fort Walla Walla, Wash.,
and also modifying the orders Issued
for change of the stations of the Fourth
and Ninth cavalry so aa to direct the
Fourth cavalry to take the stations
now occupied by, the Ninth cavalry.
Toklo. Aug. I. Noon. General Ku
rokl has administered severe defeat to
the Russian force which defended the
Russian east flank at Liao Yang, win
ning separate action at Yushullkxu
and Tangse pass. These two place
are 2 miles apart, but the two actions
wetr1SKht at the aame time. The
Russian held strong position. The
thermometer registered over 110 . de
grees and the soldier suffered cruelly
from heat and exhaustion.
Both attacks were begun at daylight
Sunday, July SI. At Yushullkxu the
Japanese carried the Russian right and
left wings, but on account of the
strength of the main Russian position
they were unable then to press the
attack. The two armies rested Sunday
night facing each other.
At dawn Monday the Japanese re
sumed the attack and by noon had
dislodged the enemy and driven him
four miles to Laoholing. At Yangse
pass also the Japanese were scess
ful. Their artillery opened on the en
emy and the infantry moved forward
from Makumeba. The attack on this
place was made at 1 o'clock Sunday
and by nightfall the Japanese were In
possession of a majority of the Rus
sian positions, although the enemy had
resisted with determination.
The Japanese forces passed the night
In battle formation and another as
sault was made Monday at dawn. ,By
8 o'clock Monday morning Yaneae pass
and the surrounding hetghts had been
captured. Kurqkt explains the slow
ness of. these actions by saying that
the difficult topography of the battle
fields made It Impossible to secure
good artillery positions and that the
great heat fatigued the troops. '
The Russian force at Yangse pass
waa estimated at two and one-half dl
visions and four batteries. The enemy
retreated toward Tanghoyen.
General Kurokl report the capture
of some field gun, but the number Is
not given. The Japanese casualties
are being Investigated.
The Japanese took SImoucheng
Sunday. Six gun were captured. The
Japanese casualties were 400; the Rus
sian losses were heavier. . Kurokt's
losses In Saturday's and Sunday's
fighting were 72.
position to their principal position, but
although our troops held their ad
vanced positions they sustained heavy
losses. I hope In their main position
they wilt maintain a successful strug
gle, even against a numerically superior
"According to reports received dur
Ing the last few days, Kurokl has ef
fected the concentration of his forces
in .order to strike In the direction of
Salmatsxe and Liao Yang.
"All the Japanese troop which were
posted In the direction of Benslghon and
near Sassyr seemed to be Intended to
operate on the right bank of the Taltse
"Today the enemy, acting Indirectly
In the southern front but In recon
naissance, has been ascertained to be
beginning a turning movement of the
left wing of our troops posted at Hal
cheng, by at least three Japanese divi
"Our eastern detachment was en
gaged until noon today In the direc
tion of Salmatsxe and Liao Yang. It
was seen that the enemy waa advanc
ing, apparently in small bodies, against
the right flank of our rear guard."
prize and her crew was taken off and
tbe vessel sunk, owing to the impos
sibility of bringing her to a Russian
FORTUNE FOR PANTRY WOMAN.
REPORT FROM KUROPATKIN.
Tslls of the Defeat of th Russian at
St Petersburg, Aug. 2. The em
peror has received the following dis
patch from Kuropatkln, dated August
"According to reports of the officer
commanding the eastern portion of our
army, his troops, after abandoning an
advanced position in Yangse pass, re
tired In the direction of Liandlanslan
toward Salmatsxe and Liao Yang.
"Yesterday our troops, after a stub
born fight, retired from their advanced
RAID OF THE SQUADRON.
Skydrloff Reports Doings on Remark
able Cruiss of Fleet.
St. Petersburg. Aug. 2. In a lengthy-
telegram to the emperor, Admiral
Skydrloff relates the doings of the
Vladivostok suuadron under Admiral
Jessen left Vladivostok July 20. After
sinking a small Japanese vessel, the
cruisers held up the British steamer
Camara, but as she had no cargo and
"was not caught In the act of carry
ing contraband of war. we were com
pelled to let her go," says the dispatch,
A Jananese . coasting steamer was
next met but, ,"as most of her 60 pas-
senders were women, we determined
to release her."
Two Japanese schooners were sunk.
Then Admiral Jessen fell In quick suc
cession with the steamer Arabia and
the Knight Commander. Of the Arabia
he says nothing new. "The Knight
Commander was only stopped after the
fourth hot." he reports. "Her cargo.
being railroad material, was undoubt
edly contraband for a belligerent
party, and, not being able to bring
her to the nearest Russian port (ow
ing tocher not having enough coal),
without manifest danger to the squad
ron, we same tne jvmgnt commanoer.
after taking oft all her crew and re
moving her papers."
Two more Japanese schooners, laden
with salt, were then sunk. The steam
er Schlnau, from Australia for Yoko
hama, was Inspected and released. July
25 the Thea (a German vessel of 934
tons register), "with a full cargo or
fish, from America to Yokohama, was
stopped. She was regarded as a legal
Resident of Seattle Fall Heir to an
Estate of $14)00,000.
Seattle, Wash., Aug. 2. Mrs. Meta
Dlxson, former keeper of the pantry at
the Washington hotel, has fallen heir to
an estate of 11,000,000, left by her
brother, who died in Australia In June.
Six weeks ago she received a cable
gram from the solicitor of the estate,
notifying her of her brother's death
and that he had left her a larze for
tune. She refused to believe It and
said nothing of the matter tc her
friends until two weeks ago, when she
received a letter.
Saturday afternoon she received an
other cablegram, stating that a draft
for 35,000 had been forwarded to her
and advising her to leave at once for
Sidney to settle up the estate.
Mrs. Dlxson Is past SO year and
prior to going to the Washington was
in charge of the pantry at the Rainier
Grand. Last night she quit the hotel
and will arrange to leave for Aus
tralla aa soon as the money on the
way arrives. . '
Thirty years ago Mrs. Dlxson mar
red, In Australia, against the wishes of
her brother. For this she waa cast out
by him and he lived to be an old
bachelor without another relative In
the world. Mrs. Dlxson' husband
died within a year after their mar
riage and she sought her brother, but
he would have nothing to do with her.
She was turned out in the world on
her own resources and came to Amer
Since that time she has not heard di
rectly from her brother, although he
had kept track of her through friends
in America. The brother accumulated
a fortune In gold mines, sheep ranches
and property In Sydney. When he
found he was about to die he made a
will leaving everything he possessed
to his sister, with Instructions that
she be not notified until after his death.
The only Information Mrs. Dlxson has
of the value of the estate Is from the
solicitor, who estimates it at about
Chicago Packers Declare That, at
Present Rate at Which Men
are Secured, Strike
Will Soon End.
Union Men Profess to Be Quite
as Well Pleased With the
Outlook for Success.
PENS ARE FULL OF CATTLE
Despite Employers' Statements,
Conditions at Yards Indicate
That Strike Is Moat
Chicago, Aug. 2. The meat packers,
whose union employes are on trlke,
claim to be In better position tonight
than at any time since the strike wa
begun. Arthur Meeker, general man
ager for Armour & Co., said:
The strike may be said to be near
an end. At the rate we are securing
employes, It la only a matter of a
short time now until everything will
.be In condition with us."
"Despite the declarations of the pack
ers' representatives, the pens at the
stockyards are filled with cattle and
hogs that buyers make no bid for In
tbe market, and the prospect of large
receipts tomorrow are causing live
stock handlers to fear swamping of
their facilities. According to commis
sion men, there are thousands of hold
overs in alt departments of the yards,
and the cattle In the pens witl not all
be out of the way by Saturday night
It is on this statement and what fur
ther information their own men have
been able to secure that the strike
leaders base their claims that the
packers are still badly crippled, not
withstanding the statements to
UMPIRE ALMOST MOBBED BY
INDIGNANT PORTLAND FANS.
UPHEAVAL IS LIKELY.
Decision of House of Lords Creates
London, Aug. S. A Judgment dellv
ered in the house of lords has pro
duced consternation in Scotland and
as a result of it there will probably be
a great religious upheaval. In Oc
tober, 1900, there occurred the famous
union of the Free Church of Scotland
with the United Presbyterian church.
Twenty-four free church ministers op
posed the union, and through the
Scotch courts and the house of lords
have fought their claim to the whole
property of the free church. The courts
rejected the claim but the house of
lords by a majority of two reversed
that Judgment and rendered a decision
which places in the hands of these 24
ministers, a majority of them belong
ing to small gaelle 'congregations in
the highlands, ' funds amounting to
over J 5.000,000 and property coinpris
Ing over 1000 churches throughout
Scotland valued at nearly $50,000,000.
1 Two Regiments to Chang.
San Francisco, Aug. 2. Orders have
been received at the Presidio for the
Twenty-eighth infantry to exchange
posts with the Twenty-first, which is
now in the department or the Mis
souri. The Twenty-eighth will leave
Us present cantonment at the Presidio
on October 1, and proceed , to Fort
Snelllng, Minn., which is the present
headquarters of the Twenty-first The
Twenty-first will come to San Fran
cisco about the same time.
Thomas Refuse to Allow Run on Ball
Fielded by Spectator, and Crowd
File Upon Diamond.
Portland, Aug. 2. Difference in opin
ion between the bleachers and Thomas,
one of Tacoma's pitchers, who, with
Butler, of Portland, was umpiring the
game In the place of McDonald, the
regular umpire, promised to result
seriously for the Tacoma man today,
but trouble was averted by the Inter
vention of Manager Dugdale.
McCreedie, In the 15th, with the
score 4 to 3 against Portland, knocked
a long fly into right field, which was
fielded by a spectator. The ball was
thiWn to an inflelder, but Portland's
coacher directed McCreedie to keep
running. McCreedie was put out at
third and Portland claimed the run
on a blocked ball which Thomas re
fused to allow.
The bleachers started to take mat
ters Into their own hands and made
a rush for the umpire, but were met
by Dugdale, who Induced them to re
frain from violence.
Don't Blame the Coart.
San Francisco Call: A Portland wo
man became the bride of a wealthy
Chinese hop grower the other day. and
another curious Incident of occidental
and oriental association was added to
the store of observing sociologists. The
Pacltlc coast, however, cannot reason
ably be held responsible for the pe
culiar tastes of some of Its fair Inhabitants.
Reward Is Increased.
Chicago, Aug. 2. The officials of the
Illinois Central railroad tonight decid
ed to Increase the reward of $1000 for
the arrest and conviction of the bandit
who held up the Diamond special last
night near Mattoson, III., to $4000.