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ASTORIA, OREGON, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 25.
Report of Admiral Rojestvensky
; Was Made Directly to Nicho
las, but Department
Official Statement of the Affair
Will Not Be Made at St. Pet
ersburg Until Today.
SQUADRON MAY BE ATTACKED
I'ctir nt KiknUiii CnplfHl TIiiU
Fleet Will He HH Upon In I- ii
ItlUIi Clittiinel n ItuNiilt
Kt. Petersburg, Oct. 21. No "tibial
or unom. In exuluimtlon of tho uiifm-
lunate affair off Dogger bunk In furth
coming up to till time, nnd the world
mum wult until tomorrow to hear Ito
Ji'Kivcnxky'n version of th filing upon
the ItiltlMh (lhpnncli. Itrtjestventiky
communicated direct with the einprior,
but nt 11:30 miock tonight the iidinlr
ully uiiuoumed that It bud not re
ceived miy retort. At the same hwir
th foreign office lftHUd a statement
expressing thu regrets of the govern
ment for the deplorable Incident, but
explaining that no formal act Inn wan
possible until Rojcstvensky'a official
rHrt was received.
While no formal ai'tlon wna taken.
th deepest regret la expressed In nil
quarter, nod the purpose of (lit gov
vensky la found to have been ul fault
venarky la found to have been at fault
haa boen inwlnlmwl at every Kovprn
niwit aniirtmi'nt. Thiit u liurrlbln blun-dt-r
haa Iipmi c,oininltt'd la rtH-gitnlxed
and drplored tverywla'r. .N'owbfr"
hna mi littciiipt been nim'.p to juatlfy
the flrliiic upon Innocent flnhrrmi-n. It
la felt that KJ'lvtiHky la too ool
a man nod ortlrer to b miinmarlly
)iidi'iiiiii,il, and It la agreed that he la
entitled to a hvurtnir, but even the ad
miralty iregretfully HtknowledKea It la
at a l"H to admit that an extilauiitlon
could Juatlfy auc:h an apparently cold
It.developed durlim the day that the
admlrallty had atronit reaaon to be
lieve that an attempt would be made
a Kill nut the aquadron during Ita paa
aiiKf) throuKh the grout belt or Eng
llah channel. So apeclflc wna the In
formation that cvn the preaent, crlala
hna not diverted attention from the
poaalblllty of auih an attack yet oc
lurrliiff. The failure of the trawlora to obey
the algnala from the Ruaalun warahlpa,
or the ncrvouaneaa of aome olllcer who
Imagined thnt the flahermen working
with their neta In the water were lay
Ing mlnea, may have been reaponalble
for the blunder. Aa anon an the facta
re eatabllahed It la certain the Rua
Ian government will voluntarily offer
the fulleat reparation.
THINKS WELL OF MR. FULTON.
JBan Francisoo Man Says Senator Has
t Great Future Before Him.
United States Senator Fulton spent
Sunday at home. He la engaged In a
campaign tour of the state and will
make an effort to bring Oregon'! ma
jority for the republican candidates up
to 10,000. The senator has been doing
some hard work and the day at home
was an acceptable Vest for him. He
expreaaea the conviction that Oregon
will roll up e handaome majority for
Roosevelt; and confidently bellevea the
figure will be 30,000. Sunday night
Senator Fulton left again to continue
the campaign. He will make addressee
at many Important points. The sena
tor's recent tour with Senator Fair
banks brought him Into national prom
inence as an orator, and he has been
-warmly congratulated upon his excel
lent speeches. E. G. Hursh, of San
Francisco, formerly of Roseburg, this
etate, writes the Roseburg Plalndealer
as follows: . . : ,
"I am glad to aee the Plalndealer ad
vocating so vigorously the election of
Theodore Rooaevelt and Chaa. yt.
Falrbanka. The latter and your es
teemed Senator Fulton, were greeted
hy an audience here last week of be
tween 11.W0 and 12,000 persona. The
(tnnt and prolonged applause.
"( 'buries Kulton, Oregon' Junliir sen
ator, followed th llCXt Vlce-Jlivsldl-Itt
In nil eluiiint and telling speech, lie
him grown Immensely no nri orator.
It wim my pleasure to ht-sr hi vol
In the Inst republican Oregon Hint
convention 1 wim privileged to attend
hi repreetitutlve from eld Douglas
county In 18H. It In evident thru Hen
Htor Kulton him ft treat futuie before
him. HI hhm'Ii here Is highly and fa
vorably commented upon by thou who
"I Min. however, drifting beyond my
original Intention, flod will speed h
battle of the juHt and brave deft-riders
tif the peoples' cause nnd leitd .Roose
velt ami Fairbanks on to victory. They
will unquestionably guide the great
ship of state for four years from Man h
NO FURTHER FIGHTING IS
REPORTED FROM FAR EA8T.1
Opposing Armies Art Within Stven
Hundred Yardt of Eaoh Other and
Are Strengthening Positions.
There him been no resumption of
; ngnung a ?it.i ciiariu ier uiouk
the Hhtiklie river. Hoth the Ituilna
and the Japiinene are entrenching
their iMialtloiia. The outponta ure
within 70 yarda of each either and
lena than four miles aepuratea the main
.ittnlea. Th acarclty of fuel la caus
ing the auldlcra to auffer greatly with
MORS TROOPS FOR JAPS.
Oyama Preparing to Crush Kuropat
kin by One Final Blow.
81. VeterHliurg, Oct. 24. There la no
nwa of Immediate Importance from
the far eaal tonight. The Indications
are that both aldna arc heavily en
trenching, nltbough It la believed Ku
ropatkln la ready for a forward move
ment at an early. momont unlena heuvy
Jupuiieae retiiforcemenls comiad him
to reuiiii! the defensive.
The reporla of Japaneae relnforre
menta arriving, taken In connection
with the enforced Inactivity of the
Rusalan fonea, account for the fact
that the weather la felt to be a grave
factor in the altuatlon.
There la reaaon to believe that the
Japaneae are drawing heavily upon
the Tort Arthur army, aa well na on
Japan, In the hops of aecurtng a
numerlcnl superiority that will enable
Oyauiii to Inflict a crushing blow upon
rlurop'itkin when hostilities are re
Snow Falling at Harbin.
Hnrbln, Oct. 24. A number of Jap
aneae prlaonera have been brought
here. The Japaneae are heavily forti
fying the village of Lamtung. It la re.
ported that the Ruaalana burled 700
Japaneae who were killed at Lone Tree.
Snow la falling.
Business Qn Yukon Makss
Dawaon, Oct. 24. The passenger
rate from Dawaon to White Horse
waa advanced by . the 'White Pass
Saturday to $75 first class and $35
second claaa. The resent rate la $50
flrat claaa and $40 aecond. The rea
son given for the advance la that the
steamers ore carrying only half or
leaa than half aa much freight aa In
the summer and are making slower
time and ar operated under heavier
exDenae and rlak during the lust of
the aeaaon, and since earnings can
not be kept up one way an endeavor
will be made to partly keep them up
another. Shallow water makes It
Impossible to carry as much freight
now as In summer, and haa made the
length of trips of the boata much
longer. An average of twenty-five
to one hundred people have been
leaving hero for the outside every day
for the last ten days. .
' WALTON FOUND GUILTY.
Youthful Assailant of Poliosm"an Nel
son Con vioted by Jury.
Portland. Oct. 24. Charles W. Wal
ton, the 17-year-old boy robber, who
shot and seriously wounded Policeman
Nelson September 1, while attempting
to hold up a street car, was today found
guilty of assault with Intent to kill.
As soon as the case went to the Jury,
a second charge, attempted highway
robbery, was called. The maximum
penalty for the two crimes together Ir
V'lltift was moat enthusiastic,
,.o pen ken were greeted wlih
GREAT BRITAIN DEMANDS
INSTANT REPARATION FOR
ATTACK ON FISHING FLEET
Sends Urgent Note to St. Petersburg
Containing Statement That Situa
tion Must Be Promptly Met.
Arriving Captain Says Admiral of t;hing Boats Repeatedly Sig
naled War Vessels, Which Only Increased Bombardment
--Russians Fired, Italian Ambassador Says, Be
cause They Feared Ja? Attack.
London, Oct. 24. Gmit Hiltuln to
day aciit a long and urgent note to the
Kuaalan govcinmeiit. omclally detall-
i ii V the ciri'unnit:;iit'i-a cf the amnzi.'ig
and unexpl'iiiiHble attink by the Hub
alan aquadron during, the night of Oc
tober 21 on Hrltlah Itahlng boata In
North acii. The text of the note
waa not given out. but It la officially
j atuted It coiitaina the Kluiillli iint an-
tiouucement that the altuatlon la one
j which. In the opinion of hla inajeaty'a
J govermneiit. doca not bto:k delay.
Meanwhile the conaervntlve public
and the preat are remarkably unde-
monatratlve. Aa uaunl, the jingo ele-
ment demand war. and even In official
nuartera Homego so far aa to say that
It may be necessary to stop the Pacific
fleet tending settlement of the whole
affair, though thla extreme measure, It
la believed, will not be necessary. Ev
erywhere there la evidence of the very
positive opinion that tills la no time
for the usual diplomatic dillydallying,
and that there must be no delay urtd
no limit set by Russia to her apology
or extent to the compensation for the
sufferers by what King Edward him
slf terms "the unwarranted action" of
the Iialtlc squadron's commanders.
The deep resentment of the whole
British public, however, waa reflected
by the lm ficnt at Victoria station to
night on the arrival of Count Reck
endorff from the continent. There Is
no attempt anywhere among men of
responsibility to magnify the occur
rence Into a deliberate uct of war,
but In view of the present Inability to
find an explanation there is ; being
poured upon the heads of the olllcers of
the squadron a Hood of Invective and
Insinuation, though Incompetence Hist
and thereafter comp'ete panic are
tho most generally accepted explana
tion. No Word From St. Petersburg.
Thus far no ofllclul word haa been
received from St. Petersburg as to the
attitude of the Russian government.
The fact that it had been decided dur
ing the day to prepare a semi-official
note expressing the regret of the Rus
sian government and its willingness
to make reparation was communicated
by the Assocluted Press to Lord Lans
downe, and this was the first Infor
mation on the subject received from
St. Petersburg. The absence during
the day of Count Beckendorff neces
sarily caused some delay, but the Rus
sian charge d'affaires, who called at
h foreign office on request by a note
from Lunsdo.vne. unofficially expressed
deep regret, and. ns far as possible
for him to go. gave assurance of speedy
action on the part of the Russian gov
ernment. Lansdowne asked M. San
sonoff , the charge, If he could offer any
explanation of the affair, and the lat
ter replied thut he knew only what ap
peared In the papers. Lansdowne gave
no snH-srestlim us to what might be
done In the matter. At the Russian
embaasy It was stated that the "whole
affair waa so obviously a mistake that
Russia's course waa plainly lndlctated
namely, apology and ample compen
sation." All eyes are now turned toward St.
Petersburg awaiting word from the
8tory of Bombardrrvant.
. The casualties during the one-sided
bombardment off Dogger bank can be
correctly stated since the arrival at
London this evening of, the r carrying
ship Swift, reporting the safety of the
missing trawlers. Her captain says:
"Tho Russians gave not the slight
est warning prior to the commence
ment of the filing." The admiral of the
fishing fleet sent up a rocket of warn
ing, and then the firing commenced
again. He sent up four green rockets,
but this only ' seemed to Increase the
ferocity of the bombardment The'
poor inarkamanahlp of the Ituaalan
gunners waa the only thing that aaved
the entire fleet."
At the Inqucxt at Hull today It waa
stated that one vesael, the Crane, waa
sunk uiid four or five more or lea
EXPLAINS ACT OF FLEET.
i Russian Says He Suspects Japs Really
Made Attack on It
Rome, Oct. 24. The Ruanlan embasay
explain' the attack of the Ruanlan
aquadron on the Hull flahtng fleet by
the statement that a report waa recelv-
ed at St. Peteraburg that the Japanese j ent of the Russian officers responsl
would try to Injure the Russlnn ships b)e for the Dogger bank affair. With-
wllh erp!oslvea thrown from fishing
Indeed, the ambassador said, he sus
pected the squadron had opened fire
only after an attempt had been niado
to attack .some of the ships.
COUNT BECKENDORFF HOOTED.
Crowd Makes Demonstration Upon His
Arrival at London.
London, Oct 14. A hostile demon-
al.,t(nJ iWurnul at Vl. lOrfa ''' ttli.l l,il '
tonight on the arrival of Count Beck
endorff, the Russian ambassador. The
crowd hooted him. Attempts were
made to break the windows of his car
riage. The crowd followed him almost into
the embassy. Fortunately, nothing;
nothing resulted, yet throughout the j
tiirhr a iinerinl force nf notice was I
compelled to guard the Russian em
bassy. Beckendorff has always been re
garded as a friend of peace and as
much opposed as Count Lamsdorit to
the Russo-Japanese war. Indeed, he
Is almost anglophlla In sentiment.
After escaping1 from the hostile crowd
that met him at the station, he drove
at a gallop to the embussy. Half a
doxen rowdies followed, . but the am
bassador arrived unharmed. The pur
auers encountered a cordon of police
that had been hurriedly dlspotched to
guard the embassy. After singing
"Rule Britannia," the disturbers dis
persed. Prlrtce Svlatoholk. cousin of the new;
Russian minister of the interior and i
secretary of the embassy, says the at
tack on the trawlers was obviously an
uct of war or a great mistake, and that,
ns no sensible mnn could think It an
act of' war, it was therefore a mistake;
nnd, when a mistake Is made, all one
can do la to.apologlxe and pay for it.
Neither the trawler nor tonight s af
fair Is likely to produce a clash be
tween the two powers.
A DANGEROUS LUNATIC.
Mall Gazett's Characterization of
the Russian Squadron.
; London, Oct 24. The Pall Mall Ga
zette, which accurately reflects popultir
sentiment regarding the North sea In
"The British government can not run
the risk of a repetition of the outrage.
which might send , a big liner full of
nien, women and children to -the bot
tom of the sea. If It' la possible for the
British government to give orders for
the rest of the voyage, the Russian
squadron ahall be accompanied and
shepherded by British warshipa, whose
duty It will be to steady the nerves
of the Russian admiral by the clear In
timation that the first shot fired ut
a British' vessel will be regarded as an
act of war. .
"Not Only must Russia make humble
apology, but England must apply thf
material force of her sea power tc
provide that there shall be no. repetl-i
tlon of the offense. The Russia squad
ron, moreover, Is not manned' by sea
soned officers and men, for the fiowe:
of tha Russian navy Is, or was, In the
far east. A scratch pack of more or
less Inconrixitent ,eople are navigating
a still more Incompetent squadron to
almost certain destruction, and they
The atUck on the trawlers, the Pall
Mall Gazette says, "affords proof posi
tive that the Russian, squadron Is a
dangerous lunatic and a terror to all lu
RUSSIANS WERE NERVOUS.
Feared for Safety of Flest in Danish
New Toik. Oct. 24. The Danish pa
pers state that the Russian officers
showed much nervousness during the
passage of the, second Pacific squad
ron through the nanow Danish wat
ers, says a Times dispatch from Co
penhpagen. It Is declared they were
afraid cf striking Japanese mines:
It waa not believed In Copenhagen
that any danger existed, especially In
view of the precautions taken' by the
Danish authorities. Even in the sma!
lest provinlcial towns every traveler
and foreigner was watched with vigl
PAPER8 ARE UNANIMOUS.
Domand that Officers Responsible for
Incident Be Punished.
London, Oct. 25. The feature of the
editorials this morning la the prac
tlcally unanimous demand that the
government insist upon the punish
out this. It is argued, the seas are un
safe for the peaceable vessel.
CHARYBDIS IN READINESS.
Cruiser Prepared to Depart for Eng
land at Moment' Notice.
' St Johns, K F., Oct 24. The Brit
ish cruiser Charybdis received orders
this evening to be In readiness to pro
ceed to England at a moment's notice.
The training ship Calypso waav ordered
to arrange for the mobilisation of 800
men of the Newfoundland naval re
serve. There is much excitement
Supply Ships Damaged..
London, Oct. 24. The steamship Es
perania, due to sail from Barry with
provisions for the Russian Baltic fleet,
was found today in a sinking condi-
i tlon. The hull was pierced below the
water line. The Injury Is not explain
ed. It is suggested that it was the act
of someone out of resentment for the
North sea Incident 'r
Russian Vessels Leave French Port.
Cherbourg, Oct 24. Four Russian
torpedofcoats and a Russian transport
sailed this evening. There are no
longer -any Russian vessels in this
a Three Vessels Sighted. ,
Plymouth, Oct. 24. The signal sta
tlon at Prawi Point telegraphs that a
Russian battleship ar.d two cruisers
passed this morning going west
ATTEMPT AT BLACKMAIL.
Demand 55000 From New York Hotel
New York, Oct. 24. Three letters.
each containing a demand foi $5000
under penalty of death or Injury to
himself and family for refusal, are re
ported to have been received by the
proprietor of a hotel In upper Fifth
avenue. Guests of the hostelry, otic
of the richest In the country, w?re
startled last Wednesday morning b
an explosion. Inquirers were told tha;
,the noise waa caused by the burst
ing of an electric light globe. - but Ii
now develops, according to the Her
ald, that the would-be blackmailers
having failed to carry out their plan,
set off a light charge of some explo
sive outside the proprietor's apart
ments on the fourth floor of the hotel.
The present police theory points to the
attempt as the work of an employe o't
helper of the hotel.
'- Half a dosen city detectives haye
been at work on the case for some
days. When the second, letter was re
ceived they disguised a man to ap
pear like t,he hotel proprietor and had
him follow the letier writing Instruc
tions, dropping a package supposed to
contain $3000 at a given pluce. The
detectives were secreted for several
hours' where they could observe the
neighborhood but no one 'appeared U
take the letter and the next day
fresh threat was received stating that
the ruse was known to the writer.
NEW CANON ;
AGREED ON 1
Episcopal Convention Settles the
Mooted Remarriage Question j
by Accepting Amend
ments of Bishops.
Leaves Only One Condition for
Marriage of Persons , Who i
Have Been Divorced.
EVIDENCE MUST BE STRONG
Minister May, at His Discretion.
Decline to Perform Ceremony
for Divorcee Who Apply
Boston, Oct 24. An agreement on
the divorce question was reached to
day by the house of bishops and house
of deputies of the Episcopal conven
tion. That section of the cannon bear
ing directly on the remarriage of di
vorced persona, which was amended
by the bishops Saturday, was assent
ed to by the deputies today and be
comes effective at once. '
. The section provides that no mar
riage of divorced persons shall be sol
emnized excepting in the case of the
Innocent party where the charge Is
adultery. In any case, marriage is ot
to take place within one year, and sat- .
Isfactory evidence; including & copy of
the court's decree. If possible, must be
laid before the ecclesiastical author
ity,', rfhd the ecclesiastical authority
shall declare that the within appli
cant has conformed to - the require
ments of the canon. The canon pro
vides, further,, that It shall be within
the discretion of any minister to de
cline to solemnize any such marriage.
The house of deputies rejected a res
olution to Strike out the words "Prot
estant Episcopal" on the title page of
the common ' prayer book.
Both houses appointed a joint com
mission to consider the advisability of
selecting a presiding bishop of the
church. The committee will report at
the next convention.
The conventions will adjourn finally
COLORADO'S FINE SPEED.
New Battleship Maintains an Average
of 22.26 Knots an Hour.
Boston, Oct 14. The cruiser Colo
rado, built by Cramp & Sons, today
in an official test covered 88 nautical
miles in 3 hours, 67 minutes and 7
seconds, maintaining an hourly speed
of 22.25 knots, the builders' contract
It is thought tide corrections will in
crease the average slightly.
The highest speed was 23.33 knots.
In turning and describing the figure
"8" and in other maneuvering tests the
ship gave splendid satisfaction, partic
ularly in the complete turn, which was
made in a circle the diameter of which
was less than twice the length of the
MAY BAR ALASKA INDIANS.
Commissioner Says They Are' Not
Entitled To School Privileges.
' Washington. Oct 24.-If the plana
of the commissioner of Indian affairs
are carried cut the Alaska natl.es
who are -attending schools at Car
lisle, Pa., and -Salem, Ore., will 1
sent home, and no more native bo;-a
or girls from the territory will be re
mitted to those Institutions. Cvra
mlasloner Jones takes ' the grotuvl
that the Alaska natives are not Ii -dlana
within the meaning of the !r
providing for . the education of ' in-'
dlans In the United States, and 1
holda that these natives have I
right t enjoy the privileges of V;e
Carlisle and Salem schools.
There are now fifty Alaska natlc-V
at Carlisle, and eight or ten nt Sule:..
At Curllsle, where the school has be
come famous for what it has acio i-
plished In the way of Indian el i-
catlon. all but one of the Alask.,-.;
has taken at least a fair stand, vil
the one exception haa ranked wc'J
enough to pass examinations and
maintain his place. ,