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ASTORIA, OREGON, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16.
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GIVE UP THE
Democratic Candidate Says Re1
publican Party Stands for
Subjugation of Defense-
less Foreign People
Says Administration Refuses to
Promise Independence for
CANDIDATE'S SECOND SPEECH
Administration Threaten by It
M Hence ltiHiiul ItoiHluiffl
I04 FtllltioM Interest lie.
iiiuuri (t vIiik Them l'p
Roeemount, Oct. 15. Judge Parker
today addressed two visiting delega
tions, discussing the Issues of the
- campaign In what waa hi aeoond sieech
alnce accepting tht democratic nomina
tion. The Philippines wu the prin.
clpal toplo of the addreee, Judge Ir
ker taking as hie test the democratic
platform aa relating to the deposition
of the lalanda. In part he aald:
MWe may not disregard the respon
sibility Imposed by the poaaealon of
the Philippine, and that reaponalblllty
may be beet aubaerved by preparing
the lalandere aa rapidly aa poaalble
for aelf-government and giving to
them assurance that It will come as
aoon aa they are reaaonably prepared
for It. Thla means Independence for
the Filipinos In the fulleet aenee of
the word." u
Quoting from the addreaa of fiecre-
tary Taft, wherein he says, "The sue
ceae of the experiment we are making
tn the Phlllpplnee dependa upon our
having the Filipinos understand that
we are there for their benefit, but that
we expect to etoy there Indefinitely,
working out the good we propose to do
them," Judge Parker aald:
"Here we have the Issue clearly de
fined. The republican party etonda for
, aubjugntlon of defenceleaa foreign peo
plee; the democratic party atanda for
freedom. The admlnlatratlon wanted
1650.000,000 and 200,000 Uvea In ncqulr
Ing the option on the Phlllpplnee, and
that waate of Uvea and money la not
"The admlnlatratlon'a policy." aald
Judge Parker, "refuaee to promt In
dependence for the Inlander now or at
any time or upon any condition. It
doea not even leave open the door of
hope. The admlnlatratlon ralla at the
democratic propoaal to promise them
Independence aa aoon aa they are pre
pared for It. Indeed, It auggeat to
eighty millions of Intelligent people
that auch a promise would atlmulute the
vlcloua to be more vlcloua, instead of
encouraging the Improvement which
would secure for them what they moat
dealre on earth freedom. I but state
the proposition. It arguea Itself.
"If our people agree thut the admin
istration la wrong In threatening by
lta allenc that which It Undoubtedly
Intends, namely, perpetual bondage for
the Filipinos, the remedy la in their
hands. We could have donated to
Spain a number of millions and an
nexed Cuba with equal justice and less
suspicion of Imbecility than we dis
played in acquiring the Philippines.
But we have done our duty to Cuba.
Shall we forbid the Filipinos to hope
for Independence? Shall we prevent
their building up their own civilisation
and try to force ours upon them? Our
duty to the Filipinos demands the
promise of independence, but if It did
not our own Interest demands that we
be relieved of the Philippines Just as
soon as they are reasonably prepared
HILL RAISE3 RACE ISSUE.
Deolaret Against Fore Bill and Fed
eral Control of Stat Eleotion.
Huntington, W. Va,, Oct 15. No
more force bills, no more federal elec
tion laws for the control of the state
elections this was the conclusion
reached by David B. Hill, after discuss
ing the race question as a political Is
sue here tonight. He declared the re
publican platform Injected the ques
tion into the campaign, not directly, but
Indirectly, not openly mid manfully,
but covertly and In it cowardly milli
ner. The congressional Investigation In
voked, he Said, looks like u threat In
tended for Intimidation purposes. Con
tlnulng, he said the propositi espoused
in the platform iriljjht be viewed more
complacently and with less serious
neaa had not the latitude of the pres
cut occupant of the while house been
that of 111 concealed hostility to those
whose notions of social equality differ
ed so radii ally from his own.
This was Hill's Inst Mpeech In the
Shaw Talks on Tariff.
Trenton, Oct. 15. Leslie M. Khiiw,
secretary of the treasury, spoke tonight
lo a crowded house, confining him
self to the discussion of the tariff.
NEW COMMANDER AT SEOUL.
Welcomed With Much Display by Civ
ilian. New York, Oct. 15. -orncrnl Hase
raw ft, who la relieving Lieutenant-Hen-era
I Haruguchl, ha arrived, says u
Herald dispatch from Heoul, Cores. He
whs accorded a magnificent welcome by
civilian and military alike. The streets
for one mile lending to the olnYlul resl
deuce were lined with troops, Japa
nme on one aide and Coreuna on the
An escort of honor, consisting of the
highest Corean and Japanese officials,
met General Hnsegawa at Chemulpo
and accompanied him to the capital,
where he was received with a sulute
of 19 guns. Haraguchl will start for
Toklo in a few days, where he will
assume an Important post at military
SLOCUM'S PILOT EXONERATED.
Was Not Responsible For Abtense Of
New Tork, Oct. 15. Edward Van
Wart, pilot, whose license was re
voked by the local ateamboat Inspec
tors because he -was officiating on the
steamer General glocum when it was
burned In the F.at river with the loss
of nearly 1000 lives, has been rein
stated. Van Wert appealed from the
board's rulings and. In reinstating him
aa a pilot in the harbor, the supervis
ing Inspector of the district ruled that
the statute regarding fire drills for
the disregard of which Van Wort was
held liable along with the captain,
does not apply because the pilot never
was actually in command of the ves
MOODY IN RUNAWAY ACCIDENT
Team Of Mules Collides With Hi
Washington, Oct. 16. Attorney-
General William H. Moody, who ha
returned from a campaign trip,
met with what might have been
a serious accident not long after his
arrival. While he was taking a horse
back ride a team of runaway mules
collided with his horse with auch
force that the attorney-general waa
thrown to the pavement Fortunately
he alighted In auch a manner aa to
sustain no injury beyond a shaking
TRAMPLED TO DEATH.
Pittsburg Womsr. Meet Awful Death
Pittsburg, Oct. 15. Wllhelmlna Ma-
aur, 35 years old, the wife of John
Maaur. one of the oldest newapaper
men of Plttaburg, haa been stamped
to death bv a bull in the stable at
their home In Alleghany. The ani
mal was raised by Mr. Masur. It had
Wn kent in the barn and she was
about to replace the chain on Its
neck when she waa knocked down and
EMBEZZLER GETS TEN YEARS.
Thefts In Hawaii Land Offioe of Over
Honolulu, Oct. 15. Judge Robinson
today sentenced E. S. Boyd, former
land commissioner of Hawaii, to ten
years at hard labor. Pending an appeal
Boyd was admitted to bail. Embessle
ments In the land office, which amount
to over $30,000, have been going on for
Millionaire Has Appendicitis.
New York, Oct' 15. Captain S. S.
Brown, the Pittsburg millionaire, turf
man and mine owner, Is seriously ill in
this city from appendicitis. An opera- j
tlon had been planned Friday at his
rooms In the Hoffman house, but the
surgeons thought best to defer It un
til their patient received further pre
liminary treatment He was removed
to the post graduate hospital. j
FLEEING RUSSIANS LEAVE
THOUSANDS OF THEIR DEAD
FOR VICTORIOUS JAPS TO BURY
ToKio Dispatch Says Russian Loss Is 30,
OOO and That Kuropatkin Is Fight
ing to Prevent Utter Rout.
Absense of Official Reports at Russian Capital Causes Intense
Gloom, Though Admiration for Kuropatkin Is Undimin
ished, and Report That He Is Personally Com
manding Three Divisions Is Believed.
There Is still an utter luck of official
news In the Russian capital from the
scene of operations In Manchuria, and
the feeling of depression and gloom
which has prevailed there Is still mani
fest. It has, however, been somewhat
lessened by the hint (4 favorable news
having been received from the eastern
division of the Russian army. In view
of the sensational character of this
news, however, the people were advis
ed to await official confirmation before
accepting It fully. All later reports of
fighting bear out the earlier statements
regarding the terribly heavy losses In
curred In the six days during which
the buttle has raged.
RU8SIAN L088 30,000.
to Rally and Will Probably Be
Presed Back Across the Hun.
Toklo, Oct. 15. As the result of the
bloody battle of October 14, the Rus
slans left 2000 on the field which they
lost. Field Marshal Oyama estimates
the Russian loss at over 10,000. Fight
ing waa continued all along the entire
line today and the end la not near.
It seema to be Impossible for the Rus
slana to rally and they will probably
be pressed back across the Hun river.
' LOST GUNS AND MEN.
Russian Defest Greater Than at First
Field Headquarters of the Second
Japanese Army, Oct. 13, 5 p. m via.
Fusnn, Corea, Oct. 15. Fuller division
reports give Increased Importance to
the victory achieved yesterday by the
left army. Twenty-four Russian guns
were captured when the retreat began,
together with many rifles. The Rus
sians lost heavily In counter attacks.
the Japanese loss being much smaller.
The advance continued all day, the
Russians retreating before It
Report 8mall Lost.
Toklo, Oct 18. General Oku reports
four officers killed, 31 wounded and two
missing for the engagement of Octo
ber 10, 11 and 12.
8T0RY OF GREAT BATTLE.
8ixth Day's Fighting Finds Itiue Still
St. Petersburg, Oct Id, 2 a. m. The
latest reports from the front brings the
story of the great battle up to Satur
day morning, when the fighting at
Shakhe was renewed with unabated
vigor. The Russians are holding their
position at Shakhe, and apparently
neither they nor the Japanese have
made any advance. Ay accounts agree"
that the battle of Llao Tang is already
being overshadowed in fierceness and
number of casualties. Now is the
sixth day of the desperate fighting and
the issue Is, still In the balance.
The feeling in St Petersburg is one
of extreme gloom and depression. The
lack of official news, the undoubted ret
rogression from General Kuropatkln's
aggressive move and the enormous
Russian losses in men and guns, com
pared with optimistic reports from To
klo, all combine to prepare the public
for anything short of a total rout of
the Russians. Nevertheless, reports of
newspaper Correspondents at the front,
while admitting heavy losses of Rus
sian troops and their retreat beyond
the Shakhe, describe the soldiers as
fighting with undiminished ardor. One
dispatch hints at extremely encourag
ing news from the eastern flank, but
counsels patience and official confirma
tion before accepting it as true.
There la a noteworthy absence of bit
terness against General Kuropatkin.
and the belief la prevalent that he was
compelled to assume the offensive. The
majority of the people are Inclined to
regard him as the victim of clrcum-
stances, and all admire the skillful
manner In which he again removed his
forces aa aoon as he realized the dan
ger of pressing the advance, he re
port that he personally assumed the
comand of three divisions in order to
cover the retreat finds widespread
LEFT 4500 DEAD BEFORE KUROKJ.
Russian Lot Thar Estimated as 20,000
Toklo, Oct. It, 9 a. m. The latest
advices are to the effect that the Rus
sians left 4500 dead in front of Gen
eral Kurokl's army alone. The Rus
sian losses there are estimated as 20,-
KUROPATKIN BEATEN BACK.
Russian General Is Trying to Save His
Army From Utter Rout
Toklo, Oct 15. General Kuropatkln's
southern advance has been beaten back
and his army la In retreat He Is, how
ever, atlll doggedly fighting so as to
spare the Russian, army from utter
rout Field Marshal Oyama'a trlum
phant troops have driven the Russians
north to the line along the Shake river.
They are vtgoroualy pressing the pur
suit and will probably inflict atlll more
sever damage to Kuropatkln's forces.
MANCHURIAN ARMY ESTIMATE.
Russians May Have Only 150,000 Men
by April 1.
New Tork, Oct 15. Correspondents
report that military activity is every
where noticeable in southern Russia,
says a Times dispatch from London.
The military transport authorities
estimate that the through carrying ca
pacity of the Siberian railway during
the next six months will be 35,000 men,
and the necessary stores. On that
basis Russia would be able by April 1
to detrain In Manchuria the last con
tingents of 150,000 men from European
Russia, or 200,000 men if the transport
of general supplies could be tempo
In the meantime the railway system
of southern Russia is disorganised by
the diversion for war traffic of the lo
comotives and cars, so that only about
150 grain-laden cars are now delivered
dally at Odessa.
CATHOLIC WOMEN TO HOLD
FAIR TO AID THE CHURCH
Many Handsome Articles to Be Offered
at Fete to Be Given on Four Days
of the Present Week.
The ladles of St Mary's Catholic
church will hold a fair on Wednesday,
Thursday, Friday and Saturday of the
present week. - The fair is to be held
In the building formerly occupied by
the Dally News, over Sherman &
Thing's office. Preparations for the
event have been under . way for two
months, and many fine articles are to
be offered for sale. The proceeds will
be devoted to payment of the debt of
the church, o The dining room will be
a prominent feature of the fair. This
department will be In charge of Mrs.
McPharlan. The fancy booth is In
charge of Miss Nan Rahles, while the
useful articles booth will be in charge
of Mrs. Frank Cook. Mrs. Max Sklbbe
and Miss May Morgan will attend the
doll booth, while Miss O'Connor and
Miss Laws will take care of the candy
booth. Miss May Magee will be In
charge of the ice cream booth. Sev
eral Interesting contests have been ar
ranged for. A beautiful silk flag, worth
3100, haa been hung up for the most
popular secret society. The flag is of
the new army regulation slse and will
be the finest emblem of the kind In the
city. A gold watch will be offered for
the most popular public official, while
a small gold watch will be offered for
the most popular boy. Other similar
contests will also be held. The officers
of the fair are: President, Mrs. M.
Brooks; secretary. Miss Magee; treas.
urer, Mr. Kklbbe. A program will be
rendered every evening during the fair,
and some swell acts are to be put on.
This feature will be In charge of A. B.
Dalglty and John McCann, who will a!
so look after the Interests of the coun
try store. There la every reason to be
lieve that the fair will be one of the
most successful events of the kind
ever held In Astoria. '
PHONE 8YSTEM TIED UP.
Striking "Hello" Girls Still Out and
8sy They Will Win. "
Portland, Ore., Oct - 15. The tele
phone system In this city is demoral
ized. It is reported tonight that far
less than one hundred operators are at
work. The several hundred centrals
who are on the strike say the com
pany will lose In the end in spite of
the fact that a large number of girls
are being Imported from the sound cit
ies. There is some possibility that
other employes of the company will
join in the reform movement At a
meeting of the Striking telephone op
erators held tonight fifty centrals
were initiated. The meeting was .ad
dressed by several representatives of
the federated trades council who en
couraged the strikers.
WILL FIGHT N LONDON.
Young Corbett and Jabez White Ar
range Fee Bout
New York, Oct 15. "Young Cor
bett" (William Rothwell) and Jabez
White of England probably will meet
within a few months for international
pugilistic honors. . White fights aUO
pounds and Is reckoned as the best
fighter , of his class In England.
Charles Mitchell, representing the
English lad, has practically agreed to
terms for the bout and only the formal
signing of an agreement remains to' be
done.' A parse of $10,000 and a large
side bet will be the prise. . . ...
It is expected the battle will take
place some time In January next be
fore the National Athletic club of Lon
don. , , " , ' ,
EDITORS ELECT OFFICERS.'
Choose R. J. Hendricks for President
and Portland for Next Meeting.
Hood River, Ore.. Oct 15. At the
closing session of the congress of the
Oregon Press Association today, the
following officers were elected:
R. J. Hendricks, Salem Statesman,
president; J. C. Hayter, Dallas Ob
server, Vice-president; A. D. Moe, Hood
River Gtlacler, second vice-president;
Albert Tozler, Portland, secretary;
Francis E. Gotshall, Portland, treas
urer; George H. Himes, Portland, his
Portland waa selected as the next
place of meeting, date to be fixed later.
WILL PREVENT BLOW BACKS.
New Smoke Ejeetor For Uncle Sam's
New York, Oct 15. A device to pre
vent accidents like that aboard the
battleship - Missouri several months
ago when several men of a gun crew
were killed by a "blow back," in one
of the turrents, is being Installed here
on the battleship Kentucky.
It is called a smoke ejector and is
designed to force out of the bore, all
of the unburned gases and smoke re
malntng after the gun has been dls
BOY 8H00T3 SISTER.
8aya It Was Aeoldentat, but Family
' Deny Statement
Redding, Cat., Oct 15. Lester Stowe,
aged 11 years, shot and killed his sis
ter Rosa, 17 years old, this afternoon
near Whlakeytown. He claims he did
not know the gun was loaded. Mem
bers of the family allege that the boy
has an ungovernable temper and that
he killed his sister while In a rage.
DROPS DEAD AT FOOTBALL GAME.
Portland Man Diea While Watching
Freshmsn Contest at Berkeley,
Berkeley, Oct.' 15. L. H. Burdeman
of Portland, Ore., dropped dead today
while watching the football game be
tween the freshmen teams of Stanford
university and the University of Cali
fornia. Burdeman was the father of
one of tho sab players.
Safe of the Half Interest in the
Booth-Kelly Lumber Com
pany for $2,5000,000
. Said to Be Made.
Story Is Subsequently Denied by
M. J. Kelly, but Oregonian
Insists It Is True.
HAS BEEN LONG PENDING
Imported That Eastern Capital
ists Have Bought the Inter
est and That Old Man.
' agement Will Continue.
Portland, Ore., Oct 15. The Oregon-
For the consideration of $2,500,000, a
deal in timber was consummated to
day whereby a half Interest is sold la
the holdings of the Booth-Kelly Lum
ber Company of Eugene, Ore., " to
Michael H. " Kelly, of Duluth, Minn.;
John W. Blodgett, of Grand Rapids,
Mich.; C. TJ. Dannaher, of Chicago, HI,
and Arthur Hill, of Saginaw, Mich.
Although new blood Is interested In the
great lumber concern, management of
Its Immense interests will' remain aa
formerly In the hands of Fred H.
Buck, of San Francisco, R. A. Booth
and the Kelly Brothers of Duioth. i.
portion of the purchase price" has si-
ready been paid. The balance of (he
Immense payment is to be paid over
tomorrow afternoon tat this city.
The deal haa been ta abeyance nearly
a month, conferences' without number
being; held during that time, an agree-
luln M.nnt.Ajf ,1.1-
limit tciuK uuiuu vm.ucu iim ut -
noon. Improvements of great magni
tude are contemplated by the new con
cern. The capacity of its four mills
will be greatly increased and Immense
new tracts of timber will be tapped
to meet the demands of the increased
capacity of the mills. Spur tracks from
the company's mills in Lane county
to the timber lands twenty miles dis
tant will be built to connect with the
Southern Pacific Company's tracks.
The company's four Immense mills are
in the vicinity-of Eugene, Ore.
The Booth-Kelly company's hold
ings consist of about 1(5,000 acres of
timber, chiefly in Lane county. Ore.gon,
estimated to contain six billion
feet of lumber. Its holdings in other
Oregon timber belts are also of gigantic
8tory Affirmed and Denied. '
Portland. Oct 15. A special dispatch.
to the Oregonlan from Eugene says
that M. J. Kelly, secretary of the Booth-
Kelly Lumber Company, is authority
for the statement that there has bees
nu saie w. uuu interest 01 me com
pany's holdings to eastern capitalists.
Mr. Kelly says that such a sale could
not be made without calling a share
holders' meeting and obtaining the
sanction of the shareholders. Kelly
states that not more than fifty shares
of the company's stock have changed
hands in the past four months. In
spite of this statement the Oregonlan
Insists that the story is true!
Accident Men Plan to Provide Uni
form Statistics. j
'ew York, Oct 15. The executive
committee of the International Asso
ciation of Accident Uuder writers has
completed its session here and ad
journed until December. A committee
Was appointed to devise the most
practiced way "to - gather.., assuraiu-e
statistics so as to have them uniform
and complied at some central point
equally available for all companies.
NANCE O'NEILL HEAVY LOSER.
Actress Loaned 8alary Money to Her
. Manager, New a Bankrupt
Boston, Oct 15. Arthur McKee Ran
kin, formerly manager of Nance O'Neill,
is a voluntary bankrupt He owes
$28,000 unsecured, with assets of $100.
Nance O'Neill Is the heaviest creditor.
She loaned the manager salary money
to the amount of $12,000.