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VOLUME LVIII. ,AOwf HwttftfO"
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ASTORIA, OREGON, SUNDAY, AUGUST 7, 1904.
Battle Occurs at Oregon Town
During Which Deputy Sheriff
Is Shot, Perhaps Fa
Posse Comes Upon Robbers, Who
Open Fire Upon Pursuers,
and Then Make Escape
TWO MEN AGAINST ELEVEN
Official of Wheeler ami Wm
- Countle Have Offered 400
llwarl Tor tli e Capture
of Each of Thieve. , .
Antelons. Ore- Auk. . New has
just been received here from Br'dge
roan, Ore., of a battle with how
thieves thl morning, In which Under
Sheriff Juinei Steele was shut In the
mouth and mortally wounded. The
thieves are uppoed to be an ex-con-
vlct named Lovejoy and a young fel
low named Gibbons.' They stole the
horse last week. Wednesday tele
phone message was received from
Hrldgeman stating that thieves were In
the neighborhood, and Deputy Steele
and a pox of 10 men started in pur
suit Early this morning the posses
came In touch with the outlaws, -who
Immediately opened fir on them
with their revolvers. A battle was com
menced which lasted until th wound
Ing of Deputy Steele, when the thieves
availed themselves of the confusion
and escspd. As soon a news was re-
reived of the battle Bmikt J. W. Am
brose, of Grant county, with two dep
uty sheriffs from Wheeler county and
two ranchmen, started In pursuit of the
robbers, one of whom Is thought " to
have been wounded during the battle,
The county authorities of Wheeler
and Wasco counties have offered
reward of MOO for the apprehension1 of
each man. Lovejoy, who is supposed
to be one of the thieves, was discharged
from the Walla Walla penitentiary
about two months ago, where he served
a term of five years for horse stealing,
Gibbons, who Is thought to be the other
man, Is a ranch hand who ha been
In this part of the country for about
with the banqu d Paris Et Pay Has,
. . .1 . . M 111...
says a jieraia aispaicn irom wwcm
stadt, Island of Curacao.
Germany and Great Britain are In
accord with the French view or tne
question and have refused any finan
cial assistance. Tb situation Is critical.
Big Factory Attacked.
New Tork, Aug. 8. The sheriff of-
flee has received an aiiacnmem lor
26,000 against the United Button
Company, a Delaware corporation,
with offices In this city and three fac
tories In Massachusetts, In favor of
Theodore M. Poe on a not of the com
pany which went to protest a few,days
ago. The company was Incorporated
in June, 1902, with a capital stock of
$3,000,000 and is a combination of
three of th largest ivory manufac
turer of the United States.
Young Man With Severed Spinal Cord
Philadelphia, Aug. 8. Clara Nicho-
as, a young waitress wmm
cord was pierced by a bullet fired by
a Jealous sweetheart as she was leav
ing her place of employment In Jan
uary, 1901, and who it wa believed,
would be a helpless cripple as the re
sult of her Injury, has shown auch
wonderful Improvement recently that
Is thought she will be In a short
time recovered completely.
After her Injury, Miss Nicholas was
taken to the hospital where It was
found that her spinal cord had been
pierced by the bullet She remained
unconscious for nearly a week and
the attending physician expected her
to die. ''.
An operation was decided upon and
the spinal cord was severed, the shat
tered bones were removed and the cord
was sewed together with gold threads.
For nearly two year- Miss Nicholas
lay helpless on a cot in the hospital.
THE MEANEST WOMAN.
Offer 25 Cents to Man Who Returned
11500 to Her.
New Tork, Aug. . Edwin E. Bro
phy, conductor on the Sea Gate and
Manhattan Beach line, Coney Island
ha returned to It owner a pouch con
'talning $1500. The owner, a well
dressed woman, attempted to reward
hi honesty by offering him a silver
Brophy, who la a graduate of Gen
esee normal school, la ambitious to be
come a physician and for three years
by working as a conductor summers,
at odd jobs during the winter, has
succeeding In paying his tuition and
expenses. at the Baltimore University
of Medicine. He has one more year
to tudy before getting his degree,
Shortly after the passenger had left
Brophy' car at the Sea Gate terminal,
Brophy picked up the purse In which
be found 15 neatly folded one-hundred
doltor bills. When the superintendent
of tne company boarded his car Brophy
at once told him of his find.
Before the car had started back
smartly dressed woman boarded the
'car, crying that she had lost her money,
When she described the pouch and it
contents, Brophy at once turned It over
Profuse In her thanks, she opened
a well-filled pocketbook and picking
out a quarter, offered It to Brophy. At
Brophy's refusal to take it she became
Indlsrnant and laid the coin on a seat
as she left the car.
Making Trouble for Csttro.
New Tork, Aug. 8. In consequence
of the aggressive policy displayed by
President Castro of Veneuela against
France, M. Delcasse, the French mln
ister of foreign affairs, has taken steps
to prevent the unification of the Ven
ezuelan debt which has been arranged
ST. PETERSBURG EXPECTS
DESPERATE AND DECISIVE
BATTLE NEAR LIAO YANG
IluropatKin Has Force of Fully 200,000
Men and Russians Are Confident
of Favorable Outcome.
tance to Cuba of an Installment of loan
subscription promises some reduction
in bank reserves.
Japs Have Had Time to Strengthen Their Lines and Will Soon, It Is
Expected, Make Grand Assault Upon Russian Positions
No News From Port Arthur Taken to Mean That
Nothing New Has Transpired.
paralysed from the waist down ana
unable to move, but recently ane nas,, . .. n Immense advant
St Petersburg, Aug. 7. Kuropatkln's
report of small shifting movement by
the Japanese, with a tingle unimport
ant skirmish, bringing the military slt
uatlon up to August 4, U Just what
had been expected by the authorities
here. It is believed, however, that the
lull In the fighting ha lasted about a
long as possible, and that the forces
around Llao Tang are on the eve of a
desperate and decisive engagement
The pause of the past few days Is be
lieved to have been long enough to en
able the Japanese to assume their for
mation, bring up supplies and make
ready for a grand assault upon the
powerful positions girding Llao Tang,
and the battle of the war 1 hourly ex
pected. Llao Tang Is closely tied up
with the fortunes of the whole war.
The loss of such a position, with Its
vast accumulations of stores, would im
mediately and perhaps Irreparably en
danger the main Russian position in
Military authorities do not ei.Ur-
taln the slightest doubt of Kuropatkln's
ability to repulse any attempt to cap
ture and cut off Llao Tang. The de-
recovered feeling in her lower uinua
and Is now able to stand alone and
walk about the hospital with the aid
of a device made expressly for her.
CRASHES INTO WORK ENOINE8.
Special In Collision, Killing Northern
Paelfie Traveling Engineer.
Butte, Mont, Aug. . A special to
the Miner from Boseman says:
"The special train of Superintendent
Boyle, of the Montana division of the
Northern Pacific railway, crashed nto
two work engines In the east end of the
Boseman yards at 0:15 this evening.
William Thomas Macgulgal, traveling
engineer for the Northern Pacific, was
killed and his body is now beneath the
wreckage of the engine of the special,
The eng'neer of the special and his
fireman were both fatally scalded and
their deaths are thought to be a matter
of but a few hours.
The Boyle special waa taking Presl-
dent Elliott's special car from Bose
man to Livingston to be ready for El
liott when he shall have completed his
tour of Yellowstone park.
ace. operating within a small rautus
of 20 miles, thus enabling Kuropatkln
to reinforce promptly any weak points,
The army at his disposal Is estimated
at 150 battalions, besides the cavalry
and the artillery altogether not far
short of 200,000 men. Only one-third
of this force was engaged in the fight
Ing of July SO and $1 and . August 1.
The pick of Kuropatkln's troops, new
ly arrived European' regiments, are
stationed at Anplng and Anshanshan,
where the hardest onset la expected to
be made. Some of these regiments
ALLEGES HE WAS COERCED.
Cripple Creek 8herif? Will Try to Re
gain His Office.
Cripple Creek, Aug. 8. Former Sher
Iff Robertson departed today for Den
ver, after having made a formal de
mand on Under Sheriff Harrison for
possession of the sheriff office, which,
he asserts, he wa forced to resign
under duress. He say he will at
tempt to regain hi former position
through the courts. While here, Rob
ertson was compelled under threat of
arrest to report twice dally at the sher
OOTCH DEFENDS TITLE.
Defeat MeLeod in Championship
Vancouver, B. C, Aug. 6. Frank A.
Gotch, of Humbolt, la,, the catch-as
catch-can champion wrestler of Amer
lea, successfully defended his title to
night against Dan S. MeLeod. the ex
champlon, MeLeod won the first fall
in SI minutes and 44 seconds. Gotch
won the second and third in 23:20 and
Too Much for Champion.
Toledo, O., Aug. 6. Maxwell Wiley,
champion lightweight wrestler of the
world, failed to throw John Blister to
night In an hour's wrestling. Wiley
agreed to throw Blllter three times in
wero raised zoo years ago ana nave
great war records.
Ttu Associated Press Is assured that
the general staff and the admiralty
have not received any communication
from Port Arthur, and the latter argue,
In view' of this fact, that there has been
no change of sufficient Importance to
prompt General Stoessel or Admiral
Wlthoft to send special dispatches.
The persistent report from Chefoo
that the Japanese have captured two
commanding positions near Port Ar
thur does not receive general credence
here, it being considered that the bat
tleship Retvlzan'a big guns would be
able to shell the besiegers' battery
without danger to the ship, and that
the Japanese guns are too far away
to be effective.
The general staff stated at 1:80 this
morning that it expected to receive
no more new from the front
No confirmation is obtainable here of
the report cabled to a news agency in
London that the Russian battleship
Slava wa accidentally torpedoed at
J w r -
Japanese J,ail Hjmffor Making Too
' Paris, Aug. 4. The Matln'a ' corre
spondent at New Chwang say that the
French consular agent there was ar
rested August by the Japanese In
consequence of his vigorous protest
against the detention of two sailors
who claimed French protection. The
agent notified the American consul,
who, however, was unable to inter
vene, but sent the Information of the
agent's arrest to the French consul at
THE WALLS COLLAPSED.
Eight Men Hurt, Two Fatally, in Ao-
oident at New York,
New Tork, Aug. tV-EIght men have
been badly Injured, two fatally, Jn
East New Tork In the collapse of a
wall of a two-story brick building. Six
of the men were buried under tons of
beams, masonry and flooring. All
would have perished had not police
men and firemen assisted the work
men in the work of rescue. A physi
cian risked his own life to administer
restoratives to those hurt, crawling on
his hand and knees under the wreck
The building was only partly fin
Ished. The rain Is supposed to have
weakened the masonry. A policeman
who was standing nearby saw the
south wall begin to crumble near the
base. Suddenly there was a lurch and
he called out a warning Just aa the
wall fell Inward, carrying the floors
with It. The crash was heard for many
blocks and sounded like a big ex
PREVENTED WRECK LOST LIFE.
Farmer Boy Killed While Flagging En
dangered Passenger Train.
Chicago. Auk. 6. James Jensen, a
farmer boy aged 18 years, was killed
through his efforts to save a Chicago,
Milwaukee & St Paul passenger train
from destruction near Corliss, 111,
While the youth and his brother were
crossing the track with a steam thrash
er, the machine became stalled. When
the Milwaukee-Chicago passenger
train came on James ran up the track
waving his straw hat and so deter
mined was he that he stood on the
track, In the glare of the headlight
until he was born down by the loco
motive and crushed to death. The en
gineer saw him In time to slacken
speed, and though the locomotive
crashed into the thrasher, the train
escaped a wreck.
Union Men and Their Families
Spend Day at a Picnic and
Peace Reins at the
Hold a Parade Several Miles in
Length in Which 25,000 -Persons
ALL PROPOSALS DEFERRED
GAVE HIS LIFE FOR ANOTHER.
Chicago House Painter Rescues Brsv
Chicago, Aug. 6. Henry Koch, a
house painter, lost his life to save the
life of Policeman Daniel O'Brien, who
has also risked his life to save Imper
iled men. After seven laborers had
been overcome by gas in an excavation
at Eighteenth street and Armour
avenue, Policeman O'Brien went
into the pit and fastened ropes about
their bodies. All were lifted to the
surface but when the last man had
been taken out the policeman lay un
conscious In the hole.
It was then that Koch went in and
attached a rope to the policeman's
body. O'Brien was rescued but Koch
fell unconscious, and though Patrick
King and Henry Thompson, firemen,
bravely went into the hole and brought
up his body, he was beyond resuscita
tion. The condition of Policeman
O'Brien la serious and be may die.
O'Brien," the two firemen and turse of
the laborers are in a hospital.
TO FACE SERIOUS CHARGE.
Los Angel Man Arrested for Fraud
ulent Use of Mails.
Los Angeles, Aug. 8. Charles W.
Brooks, one of the proprietors of Van
Nuy'a Broadway hotel, was arrested
today on a federal warrant from St
Louis. The warrant was Issued on an
Indictment charging Brooks with fraud
ulent use of the malls. This Is the
second time Brooks has been arrested
within the past few months. The first
arrest was made several weeks ago
and was on a similar charge.
race run here today. Delhi had little
difficulty In winning. He jumped out
In the front at the start and cut out
a hot pace the full distance. ' The
Picket finished strong In third place, a
lensrth behind Mercury, who finished
second by a length. Time, 2:05 4-5,
MEET BEGINS TOMORROW.
ATTEMPT ON PRESIDENTS LIFE.
Torpedo Exploded Under Carriage, but
No On Is Injured. ..",
Montevideo, Aug. . An attempt was
made upon the life of President Batele
y Ordones today.
While driving with his family along
one of the principal street of the city,
a burning torpedo waa exploded at the
side of the carriage. The explosion
tore up the pavement but no one was
DELHI TAKES BIG EVENT.
Finishes First in Race in Which The
Picket Is Third.
Saratoga, Aug. 6. Delhi, undoubted
ly one of the beat 8-year-olda In train
ing, won the great Republic 15000 stake
Than 500 Horses Will Run at
th Portland Races.
Portland, Aug. 6. Entries for the
opening day's card of the Multnomah
Fair Association are out and every
thing Is In readiness for the 30-day
meet, which commences at Irvlngton
Monday. Two tralnloads of horses will
reach here Sunday afternoon and by
the time they are all stabled over 500
horses will be at the track. The as
sociation has spent $15,000 this sum
mer in improvements, and the racing
plant today is the best in the north
Seattle Season Ends.
Seattle, Aug. 6. Today witnessed the
close of the summer race meeting at
The Meadows. Nearly all the stables
will go from here to Portland, where
an 18-day meeting begins Monday.
The meeting was the most successful
in the history of the local track.
Foreign Experts to Vew Maneuvers.
San Francisco, Aug. 6. A number of
foreign military experts, it is said, will
likely be present at the Joint maneu
vers of the United States troops and
state militia at Camp Atascadero, In
San Luis Obispo county, beginning
August 13. Among them will be Count
Hubert de Montaigu, of France, and
Colonel H. C. Foster, of the British
army. An automobile constructed for
military purposes and the first of its
kind will be put to an exhaustive test
during the maneuvers. It Is to be used
by the signal corps for rapid trans
portatlon across country, to make re
pairs and to serve as a traveling tele
Matter of Calling Oat Ice Wagoa
Drivers I Postponed on Ac
count of the Outing Ueld
by the Striker.
Chicago, Aug. 6. The stockyard
strikers forgot their animosities and
troubles today long enough to Join in a
peaceable demonstration, the first since
the strike was called nearly four weeks
ago. , In a street parade several miles
in length, fully 25,000 strikers and their
families encircled the stockyards dis
trict marching to the music from a
dozen bands. The demonstration end
ed with a picnic at Oswald's grove,
where addresses were made by promi
nent labor leaders. While these events
were in progress there was peace and
quiet around the big packing plants at
Even the question of extending the
strike by involving the teamsters was
held In abeyance. The committee of
the allied trades unions appoint d t
take up the question of ordering oi '
the truck and , coal teamsters met ear);
in the day, but adjourned, owing to the
merrymaking. The Question of shut
ting off the ice supply at the yards
wilt also wait until Monday because
of the picnic, the conference which wast
to have taken place between President
Donnelly of the striking butchers un
ion and the officers of the Ice wagon
drivers union being postponed. While
the strikers were at the sport, the
packers kept up their work of killing
and shipping. The usual number of
non-union men were received at the
different plants and put to work.
The run on the Drovers Trust &
Savings bank came to an end today.
Several small depositors withdrew their
money from the bank In the morning,
but by noon the run was over.
BANDIT DIVULGES CACHES
WHERE LOOT WAS HIDDEN.
Condition of Stock Market.
New Tork, Aug. . The stock mar
ket has been largely dominated this
week by the brilliant reports of the
cotton crop but this effect has mater
ially moderated by the fears of disas
ter to the wheat crop awakened by the
week's reports of damage to spring
wheat Railroads report Improving
prospects for traffic and better busi
ness sentiment Some revival Is per
ceptible In the Iron trade. Strikes and
disputes in various quarters of the
labor world give grounds for anxiety,
and the shutting down of car and har
vest works give a bad Impression. The
plethora of money continues but ex
ports of gold to London and the remit-
Interest in' Newsboys' Dsy.
St Louis, World's Fair Grounds,
Aug. 8. The hundreds of newsboys'
organisations and the thousands of
newspapers over the country are ex
hlbltlng a more than ordinary" inter
est In the celebration of Newsboys' day,
August 16. It will mark an epoch in
their development by being the birth
day of a National Newsboys' Associa
The features of the day, will be the
ceremones in festival hall and concerts
by newsboys' bands. The ceremonies
Include an address of welcome by Pres
ident Francis and a response by John
Guenckle, president of the Toleda
Fifty Thousand Dollars in Securities,
Cash and Diamonds Recov
ered by Officer.
Missoula, Aug. 6. Fifty thousand
dollars' worth of securities, cash and
diamonds, which had formed part of
the loot of the Bearmouth train rob
bers, were recovered this evening. John
Christie, arrested in Hope, N. D., to
day guided Special Agent McFettridge
to the place where the cache waa made;
eight milea below the scene of the rob
bery, and on the same side of the river.
The securities filled a flour sack.
They had been thrown into the willows
20 feet from the river bank. Three
miles farther up the hill Christie led
the officers to the spot where $170 in
silver and bills had been cached un
der a stone. One hundred and five
small diamonds were found where the
package containing thero had been tor
In two by the robbers and spilled la
Tonight Christie was taken to Phil
Upsburg, where he will remain until his
trial in September.
SENATOR VEST VERY LOW.
Oregon City Enterprise: MaxPracht,
a special agent in the employ of the
government has canceled the applica
tion of a settler for the 'location and
purchase of a timber land claim in the
coast region. No sooner had the appli
cant made a filing on the land than
he began to harvest a crop of chlt
tam bark from the trees that Pbounded
on his claim. On the presumption that
the land was filed upon purely for the
chlttam bark crop, the inspector can
celed the application of the settler.
Believed He Can Not Survive Mere
Than Few Hours.
Sweet Springs, Mo., Aug. 8. Senator
Vest Is gradually sinking. The belief
prevails that he will not survive more
than a few hours.
Portland. Aug. 6. Western Oregon
and western Washington, Sunday, fair.
Eastern Oregon, eastern Washington
and Idaho, cloudy with thunder showers.