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ASTORIA, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, 1904.-
Wabash Passenger Train Carrying
Five Hundred Passengers Is
Wrecked Near Pendle
Dining Car Palls on Top of Coach
in Which All the Victims
ff EIGHT DEAD, THIRTY HURT
No One Whu (ii the Dliiliitf Cur
Kxcept Ilmiiloyfft, All Fit
tape Hut Not AVIth
Chicago, Sept. 4. Thy union pack
ing house employe art) now deciding
hrtiit-r or nut the Br put strike In to
be called off. The propoaillnn In be
lnK voted mi, but not until tomorrow
morning will the result of the ballot
ing bt announced. At 0:30 the strikers
of the city will meet in general session
and President Donnelly of the butfhrrn'
union will announce whether the strik
er have voted to mil off the Kir Ike or
continue It Indefinitely. The outcome
of the balloting lit awaited with the
KimttcKt concern by nil Interested In
The matter waa left to the member
of the vurloua atrlklng union, and the
referendum plun of aettling the qui'
tlon wiie ndopled. The balloting wua
oegun today and will end tomorrow
morning, At 9:30 the reiult will be
made known. The bnllot It a aecret
one, and therefore It la lmpolble to
foreshadow the outcome. No official
statement of the progreaa of the vote
rotild be aecured thla evening.
H waa clulmed tonight by several of
the atrlklng butcher workmen that their
union had voted to reject the propo
mil offered by the nllled trade confer
ence board, and the men expreed
confidence that the majority of the
atrlkera would vote ngalnat aettlement.
To offset theae report many butchera
declared that their organisation hud
voted to return to work on the term
offered by the employe.
l"p to midnight not over 7000 out of
the 000 men (aid to be on atrlke had
cuat their vote In the different pack
lng center throughout the country.
Unlesa a greater majority of the atrlk
era decide to ballot. It waa aald tonight
In all probability the entire vote would
be thrown out and the proposition re
aubmltted. Unofficial report of the
result of the balloting In Chicago Indl-
cate defeat of the proposed abandon
ment of the atrlke.
THE POPE'S WATCH.
Carrie an Old Timepiece in Honor of
Rome, Sept. 4. While engaged In
conversation with one of the richest
and moat powerufl princes of the
church, the pope pulled out hla watch
the other morning, a yellowlah-whlte
nickel affair, full of denta, attached to
an ancient-looking shoe string
"How Interesting," aald hi eminence,
"I would eateem it a great favor, holy
father, If you would exchange your
watch for mine," and the prince of
the church produced a $1000 timepiece,
the back of which waa covered with
diamonds and other precious atonea. ,
"Nay, nay," replied the pope. "Mother
gave me thla watch when I waa a
youngster and I wouldn't part with It
for all the treasure of thla world. The
money did not go far enough to buy a
chain, ao one of my lister added this
leather hoestrlng." Continuing, the
pope said, aa he fondled the watch:
"1 promised mother to wear It aa long
a It kept time and It's keeping time
'till. I never had another watch and
Vtjop t have one for the rest of my
ACCIDENT TO CANNERY SHIP.
Lots Rudder and Put Ashore
Seattte, Sept. 4. The steamahlp Ore
gon, arriving this evening, brlnga new
of an' a" .' ' t to the ship McLaurln,
fiom Jlrlatol bay cannerlea to Han
Frantiaco, In ellrlng aa. hi a itorin
the veae laat her rudder. Hhe man
aged to anchor off Cape Cheerful, (die
hundred and thirty Chlneae cannery
hand demanded to be put aahore and
o were landed In boat, Later the
revenue cutter Rush towed the Mc-
l.uurln to Dutch Harbor.
STRIKE IN SYMPATHY,
Thr Hundred More Men Walk Out at
Indian Harbor, Indian.
Chicago! Sept. I. larnaker, ma
chinist, brlcklayera and other crafta
employed In the Inland Steel Com-
pany'a plant at Indian Harbor, Ind
have decided to go on a sympathetic
atrlke today with the steel woskera who
declared u atrlke on the bur mill lant
Thuraduy. The bar mill, which ha
been In operation alnce July 1 will be
hut down aa a conae'iuewe. About
S00 men are affected by the luteal
RESIGNS THE BISHOPRIC.
Latest Development in French-Vatican
flume. Hf.t. 6. In a private audience
with I ne pope today, Mgr. Le Nordex
realgned the bishopric of Dijon. The
Vatican authorltlea conalder tlila an
anawer to the awei h of Premier Com
be at Auxerre Sunday lust.
(It waa the summoning to Rome of
Bishop IIJon and the blahop of Ltivcl
by the Vatican for trial without con
suiting the French government which
led to the rupture of the relatione be
tween France and the Vatican.)
APPLES PLENTY IN NEW YORK.
Ettimated at Seventy Million
New York, Sept. 4 Report of the
apple crop received here by large deal
er Indicate that the American yield
will be about SO per cent larger than
laat year and 14 per cent above the
average for the laat 10 year. Borne
dealera atlmate the output at 70.000.
Export of apple luat year were
valued at 18.237,894.
OOELL WILL NOT ACCEPT'
NOMINATION FOR GOVERNOR
Decline to Run and Leader Select
Lieutenant Governor Frank W.
Higgin in Hi Stead.
New York, Sept, 4. Governor Odell
today declared during a conference of
state leader that under no circum
stances would he be a candidate for
After' two hours' dlscuHslon It seem
ed to be us good as settled that Lieu
tenant Governor Frank W. Hlgglns
would be nominated.
Majority Is Reduced.
Little Rock, Ark., Sept. 4. Late re
turns tonight from the state election
yesterday show the plurality for Gov
ernor Davis, democrat, will be less than
40,000, and It may drop to 30,000.
The Vermont Election,
White River Junction, Vt., Sept. 8.
Vermont today elected a full atate and
legislative ticket. Al wua expected the
republicans were victorious, electing
the entire ticket and maintaining con
trol of the legislature by the usual
LABOR TROUBLES IN FRANCE.
Serious Difficulty Anticipated at Mar-
New Tork, Sept. 4. Real alarm Is
felt In government circle, according
to a Time dispatch from Paris, as
to the probable outcome of the strike
at Marseilles, where the situation is
becoming hourly mor.e critical.
President Roux of ih compagnle
generale trans-Atlantlque haa predict
ed that serious disturbances are sure
to break out In Marseille before the
end of the week.
ARMY POST FOR VALLEY.
General MaeArthur Recommend Place
for Regiment of Cavalry.
Washington, Sept. fi. General Mac-
Arthur, commanding the division of the
Pacific, in hi annual report recom
mend the establishment of a new army
post somewhere in the 'Willamette val
ley, Oregon, to accommodate a full
regiment of cavalry. He say tlH
growing interest of the Pacific coast
Remand an Increase In the military
RUSSIAN OFFICIALS DENY
REPORT THAT REAR GUARD
General Staff Avers
Conducting Orderly Retreat North
ward Toward Mukden.
Admits However, That Retreating Army Is Impeded by Heavy
Roads and Floods, and That Oyama Is Hanging Doggedly
on It's Rear General Land and Sea Attack on
Port Arthur Is Expected Today.
The dearth of immediate pre and official diipateh from the
preeent actual seat of the far eaatern struggle continue. It i ad-
mitted by the Rutiian war office that no telegram whatever were re-
ceived from Kuropatkin bearing Tuesday' dat. the laat menage to
the emperor from the general being dated September 5. The itua-
tion, in the tight of the latest information, may be eummed up a
"The Russian force are puihing en to Mukden, greatly impeded by
heavy road and flood, conducting an orderly retreat, and followed
step by atep by the Japanese. Detail of the fighting and the exact
position of the opposing armie are lacking. The report that Kuro-
patkin' rear guard has been annihilated and that the Russian forces
are in danger of being surroundsd is denied by the Russian general
staff. The Russian war office is entirely confident that the retreat is
slowly but surely being effected."
From Tokio comes the official
forces are still it Yentai.
The Japanese field marshal, in an extended report of the fighting up
r to eSptember 4, say the Russians burned all the railroad bridgee
over the Taitie river, and predicts that, while the Japanese list of
easualtiea ia not yet completed, the losses will prove heavy. .
Viceroy Alexieff ie on hie way from Harbin to Mukden.. The
heads of Kuropaikin' long commissary trains hav passed through'
Mukdsn and are continuing northward.
The attack on 'Port Arthur continues and Chinees arriving at
Chsfoo say the Russian garrison expect a general land and sea at'-
tack today (Wednesday).
St. Petersburg, Sept. 4. There haa
been no news from Kuropatkin alnce
Monday afternoon. This la attributed
to the Interruption of direct communi
cation with the commander In chief,
owing to the transfer of the telegraph
office at Mukden, whither messages are
to be sent by courier.
The utmost confidence prevails at the
war office that the Russian army la
alowly but aurely ffectlng a retreat,
without serious risk of being cut off.
Late Tuesday evening the Associat
ed Press obtained the following state
ment from the war office:
"No telegrams whatever were receiv
ed from Kuropatkin today (Tuesday).
It la inferred that the only Russian
troops remaining at Yentai September
4 are the rear guard, whose mission is
solely to retard the enemy' move
ments. it la quite consistent from the posi
tion of affairs to suppose that a por
tion of the Japanese forces entered
Yentai. there being no Intention to
hold this point, as It Is of no intrinsic
Importance. The stores there already
had been removed, and whatever was
not removed waa burned.
"An official telegram will probably
arrive tomorrow (Wedneaday) morn
"The transfer of the telegraph office
to Mukden haa caused the delay In the
direct transmission of messages."
The Russian correspondent of the As
sociated Press sent a message from
Mukden Tuesday evening, more than
24 hour after the dispatch of Kuro
patkin' last published message. This
correspondent gives no details of the
retreat and the censor la probably not
allowed , to authorise the transmission
of this news until the commander In
chief send his report.
The correspondent polnta out in his
dlapatch that the Russian forces are
followed atep by atep by the Japanese
and are greatly Impeded by the heavy
roads and floods. He adds:
"It Is Impossible to say how long the
fighting will continue aa the Initiative
la in the hands of the Japanese."
The correspondent does not conceal
the fact that the Russians are under
going a severe ordeal, but he says the
courage ot the troops remains undi
minished. Another Advanoe Baokward.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 4. The em
peror has received the following dis
patch from Kuropatkin dated Septem
ber 8: Today' the army la advancing
northward. It has extricated itself
IS ANNIHILATED BY JAPS
That Kuropatkin Is
report that the bulk of the Russian
from the position in which it was plac
ed, being threatened by the enemy and
having a narrow front
"The enemy throughout the day can
nonaded our rear guard, especially our
left flank, but without much effect.
"We lost about 100 men today."
St. Petersburg. Sept. 4. The em
peror has Just received the following
dispatch from General Llapoundoff,
military governor of the island of
Sakhalien, dated September 4:
"Two of the enemy's warships this
evening approached Korsakovak (Sak
halien). They stopped four miles from
shore and sent launches toward the
sunken cruiser Novlk. Our troops op
ened Are, whereupon the launches re
turned to their ships,"
HOW RUSSIANS VIEW REVERSE,
Army Organ Think Oyama' Victory
a Hollow One.
St. Petersburg, Sept. 4. While in
sisting that Marshal Oyama missed his
main object at Llao Yang, most of the
Russian papers do not disguise their
profound disappointment over the re
sult of the battle of Liao Yang. The
Russky Invalid, organ of the army,
however, l of the opinion that General
Kuropatkin botb strategically and tech
nleally got everything possible out of
Llao Yang, saying:
"It enabled him to cope, with an army
very much superior to his. Field Mar
shal Oyama was compelled to waste
several tens of thousands of men to
capture a position which Is of no Im-
portance now that Kuropatkin has
left. It la evident that Oyama's plans
miscarried, since he failed to surround
and inflict a decisive blow on the Rus
The other view presented by the Russ
Is as follows: .
"The fact that Kuropatkin was com
pelled to leave Llao Tang haa not only
military, but political significance.
"It Is no use concealing the fact that
the evacuation of Llao Yang was a
surprise for the Russians. Everybody
was led to believe that the hour had
arrived for a decisive struggle. It waa
thus we Interpreted Kuropatkin' tel
egram saying the men were thirsting
for an opportunity to meet the foe.
Dashing our hopes means a prolonga
tion of the campaign. The moment fot
taking the offensive Is now Indefinite!
postponed. This will Inevitably Influ
ence the fate of Port Arthur and the
further development of the Japanese
operations. The evacuation of Llao
Yang will have an effect upon China,
which already Is In a state of nervous
tension under the Influence of Japanese
agitation. The Japaneae, of course, will
do their beat to reatore Mukden to
China, and China must foot the bill
We cannot deceive ourselves any lon
ger with the Idea that by retreating
Into the heart of Manchuria we are
gaining time, and adding to our force
whereas the Japaneae are lengthening
their line of communication, and
therefore loalng strength. Our ideas
of the military strength of Japan were
far from correct. It I now known that
they can Increase their force a well
a we can. We fully believe In our ul
timate success, but It la Idle to blink
at facta. We shall have to make heavy
sacrifice In order to protect tae vital
Interest of the empire."
GOOD RESULTS AT HATCHERIES
Fish )Nrdtn Report That Many 8a I
mon Are in the Snak.
The report of Fish Warden Van Du'
aen for the month of August makes the
following reference to hatchery work
'At Ontario we got the racks closed
August 7, and the flsh began entering
the enclosure In large numbers the
next day. It aeema that a great many
salmon have again succeeded In get
ting bythe wheels and traps and have
entered the Snake river, for a conser
vative estimate places the number that
we now have between racks at 10.000,
with the river full of salmon for miles
below, which looks very much as
:ough our take of eggs will exceed
that of last year. The racks are In
far better shape this year, and with
the Improvements that we have made
to the fishing grounds the salmon will
be handled more carefully than here;
tofore, which should have a decided ef
feet on the eggs taken.
"At the Salmon River hatchery we
are juat finishing up a dam that we
have put In across the Salmon river.
as a permanent structure, to take the
place of the temporary stop racks that
we have to put in every winter and
spring In order to stop the steelhead
and the early Chinook salmon. In the
past we have been .bothered a great
deal with our temporary racks wash
ing out on this river Just at a time
when the flsh should be held, and to
obviate this Is our desire with thl3
permanent structure. The construe
tlon of the dam is such that It will
stop and trap the trout as well fi tae
salmon and place us In position to do
trout work on the stream whenever
the rod and gun people are ready for it,
We have provided a good and sub
stantial flshway seven feet wide di
rectly through the dam that will per
mit very easily of all fish that we
don't care to Intercept passing through
and ascending the stream; but tho.se
that we waijt will be trapped in this
flshway and carefully taken to retain
lng ponds, where they will be kept un
til their spawning period. This flsh
way is 48 feet long, and attains an ele
vation of six feet, which is one foot
lower than the crest of the dam. It
is protected on either side by cribbing.
well brushed and ballasted with rock,
built Ave feet above the crest of the
At this hatchery Superintendent
BroW-n has hnlshed with the work of
collecting eggs from the spring chlnook
salmon, and reports a take of 1.300.000
eggs. The first that were taken are
now hatching out very rapidly and the
young salmon will be ready to liber
ate in another couple of months. There
is also a late run of chlnook salmon
that frequent this stream to spawn aft
er the first fall rains, and he figures
that now. with the dam to stop them,
he should, from thts variety, get an
other two or three million eggs."
WANT MORE WAR VES8ELS.
France Would Inorease Navy for
New York. Sept. 4. Fresh proposals
have been made by a French agent fot
the purchase of the battleships Gueyrr
don and Belgrano, say a Herald dis
patch from Buenos Ayres. It is said
the offer provides that the vessels are
to be delivered In France and remain
In a French port until after the ter
mination of the war In the far east.
Your Uncle Sam is very well-to-do.
He puts his hand In one pocket and
coin to the amount of fifty millions Is
scattered in Insurance to rebuild Bal
timore and Rochester. He puts his
hand in another pocket and out comes
forty millions for the Panama canal
and he stands these demands without
even the tremor of a Up or the qulvei
of a whisker.
Proposal for Settlement of Strike
Submitted to Employes for
Decision by Means of
Result Will Be Announced This
Morning by President Don
nelly of Butchers' Union
SMALL VOTE BEING POLLED
Not More Than 7000 of ,60,000
31 en on Strike Have Ballot
. edt and New Vote Mar
Be Ordered. -
Moberly, Mo., Sept. 4. The south
bound Wabash passenger train which
left Des Moines for St. Louis aa 4:40
a. m. was wrecked today near Pendle
ton, Mo., killing eight passengers and
Injuring more than 30 other.
The train waa composed of an en
gine, baggage and smoking cars, a day
coach, a diner and a Pullman sleeper,
and carried about 500 persons. The
train waa running at Its scheduled
speed when the accident occurred.
The day coach left the track, and,
breaking loose from the baggage and
smoking cars, plunged down an em- .
bankment. dragging the diner with It
The Pullman did not leave the track.
The heavy dining .car crushed on
top of the coach, and the majority of
those killed and injured were passen
gers in the latter. There was no one
In the dining car, it is stated, except
the employes, who escaped, with In
POPULIST8 OF WASHINGTON
DENOUNCE GEORGE TURNER
Meet and Nam Presidential Electors,
But Fail to Select Candidate .
for State Office.
Seattle, Sept. 4. The state populist
convention adjourned this evening,
having nominated an electoriat ticket
and voted to allow the atate ticket to .
go blank. The electors nominated are:
W. E. Bunner of Spokane county.
William Priest of Douglas county, L.
K. Rader of Kitsap county, Edward
Clayson of King county and George R
Cotterill of King county.
The platform repudiates the "shame
less surrender" of the democratic party
to the allies of plutocracy, accomplish
ed at St. Louis. It denounces and re
pudiates George Turner, the demo
cratic nominee for governor, and de
clares for direct legislation, direct pri
maries and a railway commission.
Judge Richard WInsor of Seattle pre-
The Crop Bulletin.
Washington, Sept. 4. The weather
bureau's weekly crop summary says:
Rain Is needed on the north Pacific
coast. Spring wheat harvesting is
nearly finished on the north Pacific
coast, where the yield is Ilgater than
At Los Angeles Portland. S;
At San Francisco Oakland, 1
At Seattle Tacoma, 1; Seattle, fc
At New York First game: Phila
delphia, i: New York, 6. Second game:
Philadelphia, 1; New York. 2.
'At Boston First game: Washing
ton, 1; Boston. 4. Second game:
Washington, 4: Boston, 3.
At Detroit Chicago, 4; Detroit. 0.
At Cleveland St. Louis, 4; Cleve
At Pittsburg First game
game: natL 1: Pittsburg. 1. Second
Cincinnati. 7; Pittsburg, I.
At St. Louis Chicago. 10; St
At New York Boston, 7; New