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ASTORIA, OBECON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 1904.
Prize Court Reaches Decision in
. Case of Vessel Captured by
Vessels of Vladivostok
. ; Squadron. A ;- f.
Only That Portion of Her Cargo
Consigned to Japanese Ports
Is Confiscated. '
LESS THAN HALF OF TOTAL
Confiscated Portion Coiwlit" of
4W Ilntrt'lii of riwur mid a
t Quantity of Itallroad
Vladivostok, Aug. 4.-The prlxe
pawing lit a pile of dirt. Mrs. Smith
dug In and found the Infant, and with
out taking: the child from Hi Impro-
vl grave runted Into the bourn to ask
Katie the meaning of her actions. The
girl then denied that the child belonged
to her. Jire, Bmlth then ran to the
mouth of the shaft and found her hue
band at the Lender mine. She told
him about the buoy and he went with
her to the house.
The child was brought Into the house
and Dr. McCormack, of Franklin, wae
called. When be arrived the baby wae
dead. The girl admitted to Coroner
Hoye last night that the baby wae
Alive when she burled It and made no
expression of Borrow for her action.
Stanley Smith, with whom she la liv
ing, Is a roueln of the girl. Last night
Coroner Hoye made a postmortem ex
amination of the body and found that
the child had smothered to death.
LURES SON TO HOSPITAL.
Clever Ruse ef California Mother te
Free Lad From Morphine.
Ban Bernurdlno. Aug. 4. Harry
Cooper, a bright young man who had
been brought to the verge of Insnn
Ity by the morphine habit, waa lured
his mother, Mrs. Harriet Cooper, In
a sensational manner by feigning ill
ness. Mrs. Cooper Is one of the most
court bus decided to confiscate suih,rit0 c.t at the county hospital by
portion of the cargo of the Portland
ft Asiatic line steamer Arabia as was
roimlsnrd to Japanese ports, namely.
4550 ' barrel of flour and a quantity generally esteemed residents of Cuea
of ratliuad equipment, this portion monga while her son. who Is only 21
constituting less than half the bulk ! old, was fast bet-omlng a physical
and welaht of her cargo, the remainder wreck owing to the drug liublt Mrs.
consisting of .M7 barrels of flour ! Confer determined tm send the boy to
consigned to Hongkong. The c-ot.fls-,ne nospuai ana puuu.v,,
rated portion of the cargo has been; asylum, but he became suspicious, and
AMERICAN CONFIRMS THE
REPORT OF JAPS' REVERSE
IN PORT ARTHUR ASSAULT
Says 17,000 Were Hilled and Wounded
of an Army Made Up of a Total
of 180,000 Soldiers.
Russian Loss Reported to Have Been but 200 Killed and 00
Wounded Invaders Capture Two of Outposts and
Are Now Mounting Guns There Russians Are
Believed to Be Strongly Entrenched.
The steamer will tie re-
PROTEST IS PROBABLE.
Our Government Likely to Contest Ac
tion of Prise Court,
' Washington, Aug. 4. Officials of the
state department do not care to pass
an phtfoit n the f-f s!ff, ftmt
ternatlonai standpoint, of the action
of the Russian prist court at Vladivo
stok In the case of the Arabia, as re
ported in the Associated Press dis
patch, until some obscure points of the
decision have been cleared up.
The Arabia's case Is likely to develop
strongly Important contention on the
part of this government, namely, that
foodstuffs on a neutral ship are not
subject to seizure, even In the war
ion, provided they are not Intended
for use of the army or the navy of the
SHAWMUT ARRIVES SAFELY.
Seattle 8teamship Reaches Yokohama
Seattle, Aug. 4. The agents of the
Boston Steamship Company here' re
ceived today a cablegram front Yoko
hama announcing that the steamship
Shawmut of that line arrived at Yoko
hama yesterday, without seeing the
The Shawmut carried a large cargo
of supplies, Including 900,000 pounds of
canned beef, and sailed from Seattle
In order to allay his fears Mrs. Cooper
feigned Illness. She was suddenly serl
ously III, the family physician 'directed
her removed to the county hospital and
the son tok It upon himself to accom
pany her. On the train she won sym-
rathv from all the iiaasengers. who
shook their heads as they gased upon
her face, which seemed stamped with
ernW .Mines many a on be
lieved her end was but short time
off. At the Santa Fe station she was
met by sn ambulance, placed on a cot
and carried to the vehicle. At the
hospital she was carried to one of the
sick wards and nurses started In to
take her temperature, brush her hair
and show other little attentions be
stowed upon Invalids, when she winked
at Dr. Mercer, and from her manner
he knew that she bad something prlv
ate to say. All the others were sent
away and the woman unfolded the true
situation, that the youth, her son, was
really the patient. Through careful
handling the youth waa lured Into the
green room, placed in a cell and In
formed that he would be given treat
ment until he had become free from
the terrible habit which bas blighted
the past year of his life.
OHIO IS TOO SLOW.
BURIES ALIVE THE BABE.
Terrible Crime ef Polish Girl at Frank
lin, Near Seattle.
Seattle, Wash., Aug. 4. Katie Busch,
an 18-year-old girl, burled her Infant
daughter alive near a barn at Frank
lin, Tuesday morning, where It waa die-'
covered with Its mouth filled with hay
and dirt. The Intant when found an
hour later by Mrs. Stanley Smith, with
whom the girl lived, was breathing,
but died a short time later.
After an Investigation last night
Coroner Hoye decided to arrest t the
girl. She was placed under surveil
lance and will arrive in Seattle tomor
row morning Wfeeken to the county
Jail. The' eorcrter .will Jlle aMrge of
murder against her '
The yujil woman went to Black
Dlamonaes ttrin four months ago
from New York. She had lived In New
York about two years, coming from
Poland, and even now( knows nothing
tif the English language.
Tuesday morning the strange actions
of, the girl attracted the attention of
Mrs. Smith. The girl went to the out
house and stayed there about IS min
utes and then went to the barn. When
she returned Mrs. Smith asked her for
an explanation. The girl gave an un
satisfactory one and Mrs. Smith start
ed to investigate.
Back of the barn she found a dog
New Battleship Unable to Make
Knots Contracted For.
San Francisco, Aug. 4. According to
a statement In the Examiner this
morning the Union Iron Works may
forelt $18,300 to the United. States
government as a penalty .for failure
to bring the battleship Ohio up to the
stipulated speed requirements. This
sum wlU be deducted from the original
contract price of $3,899,000. The offi
cial corrected time made by the Ohio
on her trial trip, as telegraphed to the
navy department at Washington, was
17.817 knots, which la .188 knot below
the mark named in the contract. The
Ohio will be accepted by the govern
ment, as she proved herself a perfect
fighting machine in all requirements
with the exception of speed.
GALE STRIKES SCHOONER.
Mary E. Smith Puts Into Mstatlan in
San Francisco, Aug. 4. News has
been received that, with her deckload
gone, In a waterlogged condition and
dismasted, the three-masted schooner
Mary E. Smith, bound from Port Lud
low to Guayaquil, put In to Mazatlan
August 1 for repairs. . . , ,
The ' vessel left port on June 15,
heavy laden with 400,000 feet of lum
ber. Heavy seas caused her seams to
open and a southwester snapped off
her fore and mlszen masts. A Jury
mast was rigged and the schooner suc
ceeded In reach.' g M zatlan. The ves
sel Is commanded by Captain J. Smith
and owned by George E. Billings &
Co., of this city. The repairs will cost
$n,ooo. v !
Chefoo, Aug. C 8. A. Serehrlnak,
who was a passenger on the British
steamer HIpsang, which was sunk by
a Russian torpedo-boat In Pigeon bay,
July 18, and who was one of the Amer
ican refugees who arrived here yes
terday on the German steamer Sul
bery, consented to be Interviewed to
day. According to his version, the
fighting before Port Arthur, from Ju'.y
24 to July 28, Inclusive, was directed
against the last of the outer defenses.
namely, Wolfs, Green and Christ hills,
situated north and east of the city.
The Japanese captured Wolfs and
Green hills, but failed to take Christ
hill, which was the only outpost held
by the Russians when Serebrlnak left
A Port Arthur newaiiaper estimated
the Russian loss at 200 killed and 800
wounded, and the Japanese loss at 17,
000 killed and wounded. It also esti
mated that the Japanese fired 125,000
rounds of shrapneL The ground is
covered with broken sheila. The Jap
anese attacking force was estimated at
On the nlgh of July 28 a truce was I
docIuH-d fr purwxte f t urates the
dead, which strewed the hills.
The Russian fleet emerged from the
harbor, July 28, and engaged Admiral
Togo, who withdrew safely beyond his
mines. A Japanese gunboat struck a
mine and was damaged, but not suffi
ciently to sink her. She was towed
away. The Russian warships then re
tired, one squadron going to the in
ner basin, the other behind Tiger's
Tall. None of them was Injured.
The main force of the Russian army
defending Port Arthur Is now inside
the numerous permanent forts which
constitute the fortress. They have
2000 guns sweeping the plain over
which the Japanese must cross. An
assault is expected August 15. There
was general confidence prevailing that
the fortress was invulnerable, although
the courage of the Japanese Is de
scribed as reckless to the extreme. The
Japanese are now mounting heavy
guns on the positions captured July 28.
It Is alleged that the Russian battle
ship Retvlsan threw a 12-lnch shell,
which hit a Japanese gun that was be
ing mounted on Wolf's hill, killing
JAPS ARE GETTING READY.
Bringing Up Supplies Preparatory to
St. Petersburg, Aug. 5. 3:10 a, m.
The fact that there Is no news from
the front bears out the Associated
Press explanation that the Japanese
are halting to bring up supplies, espe
cially ammunition, of which a modern
engagement entails an extravagant use,!
and without which It would be impos
sible ever for a victorious army to fol
low up its success.
General Sakharoff reports that 29
officers and over 1000 men were killed
or wounded In the engagements of
July 80 and 81.
The official estimate of the loss of
more than 1000 agrees with the figures
of a belated dispatch from Llao Yang
referring to the same fighting, and
which says that the Russians were
fully prepared to hold their positions
when commanded to retire, which was
carried out in perfect order.
The tropical heat continues and
there have been many cases of sun
General Kuropatkin's official details
of the fighting July 81 at St Mou Cheng
say that only a division and a half
were engaged. The report does not
mention the loss of guns: neither was
Lieutenant-General Alexleff in com
mand, as stated in the dispatch from
Toklo yesterday. General Alexleff, who
commands the Fifth east Siberian di
vision of General Stakelberg's corps,
was posted on the other side of Hal
Cheng July II.
The war office does not Intend to
publish the name of tbv actual com
mander at SI Mou Cheng, for reasons
of military expediency. ,
The war office does not expect the
Japanese to resume their advance for
several days. ,
Now they are probably again prepar
ing for a flanking movement on a large
scale, and possibly awaiting the march
ing up of a Strong column from New
Chwang. ,,-(,.., ...- .
The failure of the Japanese to fol
low up their success la evidently the
cause of great satisfaction to the gen
eral staff here. Whether this feeling
is due to the fact that' the delay will
give General Kuropatkln breathing
space and enable him to arrange his
concentrated dispositions for the com
ing battle, or because it will allow
him the requisite time to effect his
withdrawal northward, Is of course
unknown, the general staff not even
admitting that the commander-in-chief
Is contemplating escape. In either
event, however, the Russians will profit
by the declination of the Japanese to
pursue their advance.
JAPS ARE ADVANCING.
Preparing for an Engagement With the
London, Aug. 4. A dispatch to a
new agency from Anshangshan (half
way between Halcheng and Llao
"The Japanese advance Is being con
tinued with great energy against the
southern army. ' The Russian main
forces continue their retirement north
ward, but the cavalry has checked the
Japanese threatening flank movement."
rapher) will be furnished with one
tent, one cot. one table, one chair and
Meals may be obtained from a near
by boarding house at f 1.50 per day.
Press representatives will have to
furnish their own bedding, toilet ar
ticles, servants, messengers, mounts,
All newspapers, magazines and press
associations wishing to send represent
atives to the maneuvers should com
municate with Captain James A. Moss,
aide de camp, Governors island, New
York, upon application to whom duly
accredited correspondents and photog
raphers will be furnished cards which
upon presentation at the press camp
will entitle the holder to the accom
Gainesville is on the Washington
Harrlsburg branch of the Southern
railway, 42 miles southwest of Wash
ington and about half way between
the two opposing camp sites.
MILLIONAIRE GIVES GOOD
ADVICE TO HIS CHILDREN.
In Disposing of $2,000,000, George H.
Laflan Suggests Soma Ideas In
tended to Insure Success.
Chicago, Aug. 4. The will of George
H. Laflan, the Chicago pioneer, which
has been filed for probate, not only
provides for the distribution of prop
erty valued at $2,000,000, but contains
the following advice to his heirs:
-I would advise all my children to
be prudent In their Investments and
not to purchase anything simply be
cause It Is cheap, but to remember that
a long time security drawing a low
rate of Interest is often more desirable
than an investment which draws a
high rate of Interest.
"I would advise them not to pur
chase anything which they cannot pay
for In full at the time of the purchase,
as more men are ruined by specula
tion than In any other way. I also
advise them not to sign any note or
bond and to look well to all transfers
of real estate and not to incumber
any real estate except .or tLe purpmse
of Improving same." t
Mr. Laflln's fortune was accumulated
by bis own exertions.
North Pacific Lines Announce
Great Increase on "Wheat and
Flour From Northern
Advance Is 25 Per Cent and Be
comes Effective on and After
PRtSENT RATE $4 PER TON
Freight Bureau of North Pacific
Associated Lines Decides to
Advance Tariff to $.1
Seattle, Aug. 4. The rate on wheat
and flour via the north Pacific Hoes
from Puget sound ports, Portland and
British Columbia is to be advanced 2S
per cent, beginning September 1. This
Is the result of the action of the freight
bureau of the North Pacific Associated
lines. It was agreed upon Wednesday
night, after a telegraphic conference
between W. D. Benson, secretary of
the association, and its members. At
present the tariff on both flour and
wheat is $4 per ton, whereas on Sep
tember 1 the rate is to be raised to $5.
CHICAGO JOBBERS COMPLAIN.
CATHOLICS AND SCHOOLS.
PACKERS DENY THAT THEY
WILL GRANT CONFERENCE.
Say They Are Satisfied and That Thsrs
Is No Prospsot of Any Other
Meetings With Men.
Chicago, Aug. 4. In a statement
given out tonight by the packers' rep
resentatives the proposal to bring
about another conference between the
packers and the labor leaders is de
clared to be unfounded. The packers
assert that there is not the slightest
possibility of further conferences with
According to this statement the pro
gress making at the plants is satis
factory to all the packers; more men
are employed dally, all contracts and
current orders are filled, and there Is a
normal supply of beef, mutton and pro
visions at all plants In the United
prices than before the strike began.
In a table accompanying the statement
It Is shown that the total number of
men at work tonight at all points Is
more than 29,000.
With this number of men at work
the packers say they shipped 831 car
loads of fresh meats from all points
American Federation Proposes Solu
tion of the Mooted Question.
Detroit, Aug. 4. T. B. Minahan, of
New York, was elected president of the
American Federation of Catholic So
cieties today. Several yhanges In the
constitution were .made, the most Im
portant one permitting Catholic par
ishes and Institutions to become mem
bers of the federation, as well as Cath
olic societies. .
On the school question the resolu
tions say: "We propose a solution i
the educational problem, so far as we
are concerned. Let no public moneys
be paid out for religious instruction in
any schools: let the educational per
capita tax be disbursed for results in
purely secular studies only in our
Catholic schools, our teachers receiv
ing their salaries as other teachers re
ceive theirs; to ascertain the results
let our schools be submitted to state
or city examinations. Thus will the
great principle of our government, 'no
public moneys for sectarian purposes,
be preserved Intact."
Want Rats That Will Let Them Into
" Spokane Territory.
Chicago. Aug. 4.-The Chicago Ship
pers' Association has made application
to the Hill and Harrlman lines for Im
portant changes In- the recent adjust--
ment of freight rates from CMcaga
and the east to the northwest terri
tory about Spokane. The complaint la
that the differences between carload
rates and less than carload rates from
Chicago to the northwest are so great
that Chicago mercha. ts are unable to
compete successfully with Spokane
Jobbers. ' , i
RELIEF PARTY RETURNS.
GOOD TO CORRESPONDENTS.
Will Be Shown Every Consideration at
New York, Aug. 4. In conjunction
with the forthcoming army maneuvers
In northern Virginia, a camp for the
accommodation and convenience of the
press will be established Just north
of Galnsvllle and about three" quar
ters of a mile from corps headquar
ters. Every duly accredited press repre-
States, while sales are made at lower j sentatlve (correspondent or photog-
NEGRO PLANK CUT OUT.
Foxy Grandpa Davis Afraid It Would
Hurt Nstional Tiokst
Parkersburg. W. Va , Aug. 4. The
plank opposing negroes In politics was
not Inserted in the platform which the
West Virginia democratic convention
adonted today.' and Henry G. Davis,
democratic candidate for vice-president,
is credited with having kept but
the plank for fear it would Interfere
with the success of the national demo
cratlc ticket. " . . ?
John N. Cornwell was nominated for
governor by the convention."
Tammany Holds Ratifisation.
New York. Aug. 4. Tammany hall
ratified the nomination of Parker and
Davis tonight. The first mention of
Parker's name brought forth boisterous
cheers from the audience, which half
filled the hall. The name of Davis was
also applauded. Resolutions presented
by ex-State Senator Thomas C. O'Sul
llvan were adopted.
Toklo, Aug. 4, noon. The Japanese
victors at the battle of Simoucheng
have advanced and occupied Halcheng.
Zsigler Expedition Did Not Succeed in
Copenhagen, Aug. 1. The "Zeigter
relief expedition arrived at Vardo, Nor
way, on board the Firthjof, July 3, oa
the return from the north. Owing ta
ice and fog the Frithjof did not suc
ceed in reaching the America, having
on board the Zelgler arctic expedition.
The Frithjof will sail north again as
soon as possible, with coal for the
America. The America sailed from
Trondhjem for Franx Josef Land, June
FLOURING MILLS BURNED.
Spokane Plant of Portland Company
Spokane, Aug. 4. Fire tonight
burned the old C. & C. flouring mills,
the pioneer plant of the city, with a loan
of $60,000. The buildings were owneg
by the Washington Water Power Com
pany and were leased to the Portland
Flouring Mills Company. The " Insur
ance is $35,000.
HOAR NOT SERIOUSLY IUL.
Story of Senator's Sickness Denied at
Worcester. Max., Aug. 4. The re
port In circulation that Senator George
F. Hoar is seriously III Is denied at
the senator's residence today. The
senator has been troubled with lum
bago all summer.
Form Organization at SL Louis.
St. Louis. Aug. 4. Delegates to the
first conclave of the African grand en
campment of Knights Templars have
formed a temporary organisation here.
A committee was also appointed U
draft a constitution which will be sub
mitted at the conclave at New Or
leans next winter.
Portland, Aug. 4. Western Oregon
and western Washington, Friday, fair;
cooler except near oast, F.astern Ore
gon, eastern Washington and Idah.
Friday, fair" -and,' -continued warm.