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ASTORIA, OREGON, FRIDAY, OCTOBER 21.
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Texas Senator Makes r ..d Ca
nal Text for AA ' Oeliv
ereb at 'A Meeting ,
H'' tffJew York.
f .That "Spirit of Lawless
ness" Led President in Nego.
tlatlng Canal Treaty.
CALLS EXECUTIVE A DESPOT
Alleges lie Knew of the Plot to
Overthrow the Government
tuiel Net Vp ft Republic on
New York. Oct. 20. Under the aua-
tlc of th Reform Club a democratic
mui meeting wan held here tonight.
Charles A. Culberson, of Tesas. Gov
ernor Andrew J. Montague, of Virginia,
and Borough President Littleton, of
Brooklyn, were the speakers. Culber
son was the principal speaker.
Senator Oulbertaon devoted the
greater portion of hla remarka to
dlacuaalon of the Panama canal, going
Into detalle with the revolution - toy
which Panama became an Independent
atate and the subsequent negotiations
which reaulted In , a canal treaty. Al
lading to what he termed "the spirit
of lawlessness which led the president
In this disgraceful affair," he declar-
ed that the tranaactlon "above all oth
ers In his care, strikingly typified his
contempt of all legal restraint and his
Insatiable oasslon for personsJ and
Continuing, Senator Culberson mid:
"Choosing sn oecaalon upon which
fce could appeal to the avarice of the
people and thus . temper thett spirit
of resistance to usurpation, he respect
ed neljher legal bounds nor nations!
good faun, ana as an inciueni iy mvrrvm
to Illustrate not only his Imperious
nd despotic nature, but the danger
to the country which Is Involved In
his election. It Is well to understand
It, for, beside a want of general In
formation upon the subject. Important
facts have been deliberately withheld
from the public."
The speaker said the administration
of President Roosevelt was fully aware
of the plot to overthrow the Panama
overnment for the purpose vof es
tablishing a republic. - .
PARKER RETURNS HOME.
Will Deliver Address Today and An
New York. Oct. JO. Judge Parker
left New Tork this evening for Esopus,
vhtn tomorrow he will sddress a
delegation of democrats from Hudson
county. New Jersey, and on Saturday
delegations from the Harlem Demo
rrstlc Club and Parker Independent
. Late today Judge Parker received
pulls from General Nelson A. Miles
and Hoke Smith, of Georgia.
Indorsed by Populists.
voric. Oct. 20. Letters were
sent today to Hearst. Sulier. Towne,
Baker and Laughlan, nominees for
mi the democratic ticket, In
this city, officially notifying them th
they were aleo nominated by the peo
ples' party. v
TROOPS TO BE HELD READY.
Italian Oovsrnment Prepsres for Com
ing Eleotorsl Csmpslgn. '
Rome, Oct. 20. The war office has ' Is
sued Instructions to military command
ers for the distribution of troops dur
ing the pending electoral campaign.
Under these Instructions, should a re
quest for soldiers be made by any
smaller places In the kingdom, based
on the assumption that public order
ls endangered, the request must be
complied with within a day.
FAILED TO THROW HIM.
Dsn 8. MoLeod Wins Wrestling Mstch
From Wsr Esgls.
Vancouver B. C, Oct.. JO. Dan S.
McLeod won the handicap wrestling
match at the Vancouver opera house
tonight. Ha was opposed by War
Fugle, the big Ulsckfoot Indian chief.
The conditions of the mutch were thitt
War Eiigle should throw McLeod three
times In an hour. Wnr Kaicle fulled to
get a ran, out Mcwoa nearly sue
MAKES PROHIBITION TALK.
Congressmen Shsrmsn Wsnts
Liquor in Indisn Territory.
Mohonk, Oct. 20, Todity's session
of the Mohonk Indian convention was
devoted to consideration of problems
In the Philippines. Dr. Fred W. At
klnson, of the Brooklyn polytechnic
Institute, who organised the American
public school system in the Philip
pines, was the first speaker today. Dr.
Atkinson was followed by W. Leon
Penperman, of the bureau of Insular
affairs of the war department. Brlga
dler-Qeneral 0. A. Ooodale followed
Mr. Pepperman. An Interesting ad
dress was given by Jacob H. Holknder.
Hawaii was the test of the evening
t the Indian peace conference, which
this yesr Is devoting much attention
to our Island dependencies. Repre
sentatlvs Sherman, chairman of the
house committee on Indian affairs, took
occasion to declare that the next Im
portant atep m the solution of the so
called Indian question wss to Incor
porate In the enabling act admitting
the Indian Territory Into the union as
one or two states a clause Jorever
excluding the ssJe c? Intoxicating
drink In the new state or states
Professor H aimer, of Amherst, for
merly president of Oahu college, spoke
strongly In favor of the so-called mis
sionary party In Hawaii. ' He was fol
lowed by W. N. Armstrong, formerly
attorney-general of Hawaii.
ALARMING RUMOR CURRENT.
Cslembisns Said to Is Preparing for
Attsek sn Panams.
Colon, Oct 10. A rumor Is current
that a large body of armed Colombians
Is concentrated near Culebrs, with the
Intention of making an attack on No
vember t. the first anniversary of the
secession of Panama from Colombia.
The canal sons authorities ore Inves
UsaiUif titfri?jUiou'i.not much
Irriportanra nel to Ih rumor,
the. origin ,tk which Is, attribuuted to
malcontents Jin the republic.
Raartw far "Trouble.
' Washington Oct. iA-Amerlcan ma
rines are to retained? on the istn-
mua of Panaiu prepared for any
emergency whfch may .be caused by
the disgruntled dements of the repub
lic. ' ' '
ENLISTMENT TERM LO
British Colors Must Hereafter 'Enlist
for Nine Years. " .
London, Oct JO. The British army
council has Issued an order urider
which. Instead1 of enlisting for three
years with colors and nine In the re
serve. Infantry-of-the-llne will In the
future enlist for nine years with col
ors, and three In the reserve, thus
abolishing the short service system.
JUMPED TO HIS REATH.
Aasiatant Surgeon-General, Commits
Suicide at Phllsdelphls.
Philadelphia, Oct. 20. Suffering
from acute nervous aisoraers, wr.
George H. Furvlance, of Washington,
n p assistant sura-eon-general of
the marine hospital service,, jumped
from a fourth atory window at the
Orthopedic hospital In this city to
nlaht and was Instantly killed. He
was 63 years of age.
Freight Train Wreoked.
Sacramento, Oct. 20. A freight train
was wrecked today near Calvada, Nev.,
near the California line. Twenty load
ed cars were derailed, 18 oeing pre
cipitated Into the Truckee river. Two
tramps were seriously ' Injured. The
wreck Is said to have been caused by
the breaking of a wheel.
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Prinoe Charles at Dalny.
Chefoo, Oct, 20. Prince Charles An
ton von Hohenzollern, the representa
tive of Emperor William wim we
Japanese army, arrived at Port Dalny
October 18 and was received with great
... Matoh for Turner. .
Taooma, Oct. 20. The referee pre
vented Rufe , Turner from alaughter
lug Charles Levers here tonight by
stopping in the third round what was
to have been a 20-round match. Le
vers was clearly outmatched.
FIFTY THOUSAND. JAPANESE
SAID TO HAVE BEEN KILLED
IN PORT ARTHUR FIGHTING
Fearful Slaughter of Brown Men Is Re
ported by an Attache Who Has
Been With Besieging Army.
Heavy Fogs Have Enveloped the Country Around. Mukden and
Operations Have Been Temporarily Suspended Until the
Blanket of Mist Shall Have titled-Germany
. Refuses to Further Arbitration Idea.
With the country enveloped in thiok
fogs snd the reads in wretched condi
tion, activity is for the time being im
possible by either the Jspsnese or the
Russisn srmy south of Mukden. There
have bsen several brisk skirmishes
snd soms surprises of minor oharseter,!
but the lifting of the fog must pre
cede sny notable conflict of the hoe
tile foroes. Ne effloisl report from the
eommsndsr at Pert Arthur Ister than
Ootober 10 rise reached St. Peters
burg, t .', ,. . ,
It la reported that 50,000 Jspsnese
were killed in the fighting before Port
Arthur.,, .. . , ' , ..
FRIGHTFUL LOSS REPORTED.
Thousand Japa Killed
Pert- Arthur Forts.
Chicago. Oct. 20. A Dally News
special from Cbefoo says a camp fol
lower with the Japanese, army besieg
ing Port Arthur who is at present m
Cnefoo Is authority for the statement
that the Japanese killed before the1
forts numbered 60,000.
Reports are current among Japanese
troops that an attempt will be made
to carry the citadel this month.
GERMANY'S POSITION DEFINED.
Will Net urdiZMosmnv&L&klna
'"' to Par Eastern Pesos,
Cologne. Oct. So. -Discussing media
tion between Russia and Japan, the
Cologne- Oasette, the reputed organ
of the German foreign office, says
that even in a most modified form.
the proposal In the direction Indicated
would be looked upon as an unfriendly
"The atatement that Germany - Is
sympathetically Inclined toward the
peace congress and would" take the
step rn that direction In conjunction
with America la absolutely false,, and
It Is equally false to say that Germany
has concluded or Is considering any
agreement with Russia Incompatible
with Germany's neutrality." .i ...
OPERATIONS 1 ARE SUSPENDED.
Opposing Armies are Inactive in Vicin
ity of Mukden.
St. Petersburg, Oct. 20. The suspen
sion of operations below Mukden con
tinues. It is hinted In military circles
that the next developments should be
looked for eastward, but whether on
the part of the Japanese or Russians
Is not revealed.
No news has reached the war office
of the reported annihilation of a Rus
sian battalion while crossing the Tattse
A dispatch from General Sahkaroff,
dated last night, reports that all was
quiet along the front, yesterday and
that in spite of the' soggy condition of
the country roads, which are descrlb
ed as seas of mud, the , Russian scouts
continue to show great enterprise In
examining the Japanese positions. '
A detachment of 400 Cossacks Tues
day might reconnoltered the Japanese
left southeastward along line extend
ing westward from the railroad where
It crosses the Schill river, through the
villages of Haltsantal, Tadousampu
and1 Sandepu, the latter IS miles west
of the railroad. The Japanese sentir
nels fired and retreated aa the Cos
sacks rode rapidly along the line,
but near Sandepu the Cossacks unex
pectedly ran Into a good-stsed Japa
nese force with machine guns. The
latter opened a murderous fire on the
Russians, killing many horses and mor
tally wounding Captain Turgenieff, but
all the Cossacks succeeded In getting
away. No one ' was killed on the
' No statement Is made as to what Is
transpiring on the Russian left. ' " ."
The war office is now disposed to
believe that the Toklo report of the
drubbing given to General Tamada'a
brigade Is the Japanese version of the
capture of Lone Tree hill, nicely turn
ed to minimise its Importance.
The reports that General Rennen
kampff and Meyendorf are wounded are
denied. The former's chief of staff,
Colonel Rosslsky, was wounded.
RUSSIANS' LOSS TERRIBLE..
Believed . 25,000 Were Killed,
Wounded Nesr Ysntai.
With Qeneral Oku's Left Army at
the Front, Oct 1C 4 p. m , via Tlen
Tsln. delayed. The aeven days' battle
north of Tentai was the heviest blow
yet struck the Russians by the Japa
nese, So ut m loss of life Is con
cerned. The left Japanese army- dur
ing the week buried 4100 .Russian
dead left In jtront of its lines. .A vil
lage in front of the left wing contains
many Ruasisa dead, but the shell Are
of. the retreating Russians prevents
the Japanese from reaching them
OonBervatiye estimates place the Bus
slon casualties at not less than 25,000.
Probably fhaity more dead are on . the
Held In placejf not yet searched.
The Japanese report their, total cos
ualtlea at a lime. over S000 killed, and
t wounded, v Ttje principal Ausnan ras
ualtlea occurred In etermIalnrcouitr
tee attacks against each village cap
tured by the Japanese. The Russian
attacking parties were In. many .cases
entirely annihilated. For the first time
the Russians have met the Japanese
on an equal footing, not having strong
defensive ' positions to depend uponj
and for the first time they attacked the
Japanese In their own trenches. The
Russians everywhere fought bravely,
but they were unable to, drive the Jap
anese out or to hold their owa post
tlons against fierce charges. Almost
In every cose . the Russians retired
from thelr5posltlpns at the . first
charge;' then made repeated attempts
to recapture them. " t
The Japanese left army, with a front
of nearly 10 jnlles, moved forward
about five miles,., fighting, over, every
Inch of ground. The final retreat of
the Russians was almost a rout. The
Japanese extreme left advanced, driv
ing the remnant of the Russians be
for them. The Russians covered their
retreat well with artillery and tarried
away much baggage and many wound
At 7: SO this morning the Russians
made a 'determined counter attack at
Lumutlng, with two regiments of in
fantry and two batteries of artillery,
They were repulsed after a half hour's
fighting with heavy loss. The Japa
nese left army during the past seven
days' fighting has captured Si' guns,
a large number of rifles and overcoats,
and 100 prisoners. The strength of the
Russians opposed, to the left army
was three corps and SO companies of
artillery. All but a very small part
were newly' arrived troops. ' ' ,
The Japanese soldiers were practi
cally the same that fought Tefore Liao
Tang. Chinese,, report that heavy
works are ready for the Russians
along the Hun river. The Japanese
are undecided where the next stand
will be made.' , '
Details of the operations of the
right and center armies are not ob
tainable! HEAVY RAINS IMPEDE TROOPS.
' j - ' Y
Both 8ldea Lost Heavily in Recent
Toklo, Oct 20, Noon. Reliable re
ports received from private sources es
timate the losses of the Japanese left
army during the recent battle at about
' The number of Russians dead - Is
largely Increased by the further discov
ery of bodies, notwithstanding the
nightly removals by lantern light.
The Russian forces have been rein
forced by. about 20,000 men of the Sev
enteenth corps, a large portion of the
Tenth corps and portions of the Fifth
and Sixth Siberian corps, which recent
ly arrived. In all six divisions of the
Russian army now confront the Japa
nese left army.
Heavy rains have Impeded the
movements of the opposing forces since
October JL1. J , , 1 j
Fog Prevents Operations.
Mukden, Oct. 20. The hostile armies
were today concealed from each other
by dense fog, and all operations are
suspended. . Neither cannonade nor
musket firing has been audible.
SHERIFF WORD STEPS IN.
Will Not Allow Poolroom Operator to
Portland Telegram: Sheriff Tom
Word has declared war on poolrooms
and will proceed against them on the
ground that they are a public nul
sance. No sooner have the champions
of chance succeeded In getting the pool
room license ordinance through the city
council than there arose on the field
of conflict another element, and that is
the declaration of Sheriff Word that
he will arrest and cause to be prose
cuted the first man' In the city of
Portland who opena a rendezvous for
betting on horse races. ':,
When the attention of the sheriff
was called to the fact that the pool
room license ordinance had. passed the
council, he looked up the law In the
matter, conferred with legal advisers
and was by them assured that there
is plenty of room under the atate laws
to proceed against a man for running
a poolroom the same as there la against
a man who runs faro table. -
This morning he gave instructions to
Chief Deputy Sheriff George Morden
to notify the Portland Club, the War
wick Exchange and any. other estab
lishment that might open Its pool
rooms, to the effect that the ' sheriff
of Multnomah ; county ; wouldi 'arrest
them and take their, paraphernalia, in
hand. CSief Dejnrt- Mordent - serted
ridHce oiv the proprietors of the various
houses what their fate would be. In
the event they undertook to avail them
selves ef the beneficence of the city
coubcil and against the ultimatum of
the sheriff, and the sheriffs office
awaits developments. S ' ,
'There appears. to be no provision In
the Oregon gambling laws under which
a prosecution could be held with assur
ances of its being sustained by the
courts, where technicalities would pre
dominate, and so the sheriff, with the
counsel of his legal advisers, has con
eluded to proceed against them on the
ground that they are :a public. Qui-
sance.. He finds statutory support for
such action In section 1930 of the Codes
and Statutes of. Oregon.' which pro
video, as quoted In the foregoing, that
acta-- which serve to corrupt the pub
lic morals shall be punishable. This
is .the same statute under which pros.
ecutlons and convictions of proprie
tors of slaughter-houses within the
city limits have been had,' on the
ground that they were injurious to the
public health and decency. On the
same basis of reasoning the sheriff
holds that poolrooms are injurious to
the public morals, and hence are in
dictable under the statute as a public
nuisance. ..,...,,..,, , ..
t In announcing his determination to
enforce the state laws against nul
sances the sheriff commented rather
sarcastically ffti the contention of the
champions of the measure that it was
necessary 'a a means of public reve
nue. If 'Portland's- police force need
ed the paltry sum of 1300 a quarter to
maintain Its efficiency for service dur
ing the fair, and only needed such an
increase. In the force as the,, license
would amount to, . there .appeared no
reason w.hy there .should he- any add!
tional force at' all; the sheriff said.;
Ambassador McCormlck Home. V
New York, Oct.' 20.-Robert S, ,Mc-
Cormick. .American . ambassador, to
Russia, arrived here today. He Is home
on a leave of absence to attend to ur
gent private business. He will remain
In this country for a month. : 1 ;
Cause, of Disaster Ascertained.
Seattle, Oct 20. The sinking of the
steamship City of Topeka is now be
lieved to have been caused by an over
flow In her fresh., water, tanks and a
stream that flowed In through the open
deadlight after she had sunk that far.
Episcopal House of Dep"JesjON
fers Remarriage Measure That
y May Find Favor With I
. r the Bishops.
Prohibits Remarriage Wijhin One
Year After Decree of Civil ,
Court Is Handed Down.
POWER VESTED IN MINISTER
Hay Decline to Perform Cere
mony for Divorced Pemon,'
Without Subjecting Him
self to Discipline.
Boston, Oct 20. If the house of
bishops concurs in the action taken
today by the house of deputies of the
Episcopal general convention, now In
session in this City, the church will
have taken a. long step In the direc
tion of restricting the remarriage of
divorced persons. The house of depu
ties has agreed upon a compromise
proposal that Is sweepfng In its terms,
and, as the house of bishops favored
a canon making it absolutely impos
sible for divorced persons to remarry,
it is thought not Improbable that the
compromise , will be enacted. ; t
The compromise canon was adopted
by the deputies by an overwhelming
majority. The divorce question has
been the most important before the
convention and the action of the depu
ties today was. followed with great In
terest,. Should, the , compromise i be
agreeable to the bishops, the matter
win have bees disposed of for at least
three years. 'JJ:4 ' ;i ' : ' .;. '
t The compromise measure, like the
old law, permit the remarriage of an
Innocent person divorced for the fcause
of I i, but 1t . further provides
that ,"riarriage hall be allowed
within one'-, year after the decree of -divorce
has been issued by the civil '
court Satisfactory proof of the In
nocence of- the applicant for remar
riage must be furnished in the ahape
of court -records, and. after the con
sent of the bishop Is obtained by such
applicant for remarriage, - the clergy
man may refuse to perform the cere
mony, without subjecting himself to
censure or discipline.' , '
The measure agreed upon ty the
deputies will be submitted to the"
KILLED BY COLORED TROOPER.
White Soldier Shot to Death in Men-
terey, Cal. .
Monterey, Cat. Oct. 10. Sergeant
Tooley, of K troop, Fourth cavalry,
vas shot and killed at a house of lit
repute, and another member of the
same regiment whose name Is not
known, was dangerously wounded.
The assailants were members of the
first squadron of the Ninth cavalry
(colored). An hour after the shoot
ing the house in which it took place
was fired by a mob of 100 soldiers and
burned to the grtjund.- V
Early last evening, about 250 mem
bers of the Fourth caval'ryy which Vnl ,
relieve the Ninth, cavalry , rrlyed,bj
train. Some were reported under the '
influence of .liquor; " About midnight
several members of the Ninth cavalry
(colored) attempted to force their way.
Into a notorious resort . Members of
the Fourth cavalry and the Fifteenth
Infantry whe were In the place re
sented the Intrusion. A fight follow-.'
ed and finally the ' negroes, left the
house. They deliberately fired into the
crowd.. t vOne . s,hol killed Tooley, while
a second fatally Injured another mem
ber of the same regiment. The mem-'
bers of the Fourth cavalry became so .
incensed at the killing of their com
rade, It Is alleged, that they set the
house on fire. The flames spread to
an adjoining house and both were de- .
stroyed, the inmates barely escaping.-
I The men who did the shooting are
Still at large. , .
' Pacifie Coast League 8cores.
,' At Portland Portland 7, San Fran