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ASTORIA, OREGON, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 1904.
TO BE ASKED
FOR THE BAP
ienatorj Fulton and mcu $w
Strive to Secure $l,3206
for Completion of the
Hope to Be Successful in Their
Efforts at the Winter Ses
sion of Congress.
$625,000 BELOW PORTLAND
Ohio Cuitttl Will N1 7flV
M, but Oilier On-iron li
provemeitla Will lU'iiilr
Portland, Nov. 10.-Hpe lal.)-Th
Oregon delegation In congress l
nuik a determined effort to secure
lnruit sum for liver and harbor Im
provement at the forthcoming session
of ronareas. Ituth senator are san
...i... of success. Of tha matter the
Oreaonlan tomorrow will ay;
For river and hurbor work on the
Columbia tha Oregon delegation
congress will endeavor to awura a large
mmronrlntlon thin winter. Bennt
Fulton and Heiinlor Mitchell aay they
will band every effort to obtHln ade
quale money, Aral, for tha mouth of the
Columbia, and, second, for the I'dllo
canal and the channel below Tort
Malur LanglM. Vnlted Ktate engl
neera, has reported to tha awretury
of war that for tha work of tha en
puln two yeora the following auina nr
For the Columbia river bur (com
Mellon of the aouth Jetty). fUiO.OOO
f.r the Willamette and Columbia rlv
era below Portland, $625,000; fur the
Crllto canal. $750,000,
These are tha largest auma that
will be aaked for, and the two senators
have good hopes of succeeding. Money
In also needed for other improvements
but tha au:.ia reUlred for Oregon ex-
rlualvely are relatively amall. aui-n aa,
for tha Wlllnmetta above Portland
187.800; for the Coullle river. $55,000;
for Tillamook bay, $16,000. The aum
of $60,000 la needed for dredging the
Columbia below Vancouver.
Tha anproprliitlona for the Columbia
river will not alone benefit Oregon,
but Washington and Idaho quite aa
WILL VISIT THE BIO FAIR.
President Accept Invitation Tendered
by Committee From St. Loun.
Wnahlngton. Nov. 10.-Preldent
Itooaevelt haa decided to vlalt the ft,
Loula exKaltlon. He will be In St
Lout November 26.
Prealdent Roosevelt made the prom
ise tonight to a committee from St.
Louis, headed by Mayor Well", that
ciime to Wiiahlngton especially for the
purpose of Inviting him to vlalt the
fulr. The probability la that the prea
ldent may remain In St. Louis until
the night of Sunday, November 27.
The Invltutlon o the prealdent la
comprchenilve enough to Include oth'
er persons whom he may wish to have
with him, and mcmbera of the cabinet
who arj likely to accompany him.
THREE KILLED IN FIRES.
8erlei of Blaze in New York Attended
New York, Nov. 10. Three persona
loat their Uvea, 20 were Injured, nearly
half a hundred were overcome by
amoke and an equal number were ren
dered temporarily homeleaa aa the re
ault of a aerlea of llrea In varloua parta
of the greater city today. In nearly
every case the fire waa In a tenement
house occupied by a large number of
fumlllea. . At least two of them, It la
thought, had been atarted by lncen
diirlca. In no case waa the property
Ions more than a few thousand dol
lore. ... ONE VOTE FOR INMAN.
Douglas County Presidential Candidate
Cast Ballot for Himself.
Roseburg, Ore., Nov. 10. James In-f
man, of Looking Glass, Douglas coun
ty, cendldnt-for president of the
United f" received only ona vote
In hi ' .
thiL ;s In
In hi " s.ny, so far aa known, and
hla home precinct. There
unkind enough to auy that
iiinian cast It for himself. He waa
fItoseburg yesterday, and takes his
vdefent gracefully, saying hi waa not
known by tha people, owing to hla
platform not being out earlier, and hla
mime not on the official ballot.
Ht lm prepared a letter of congrat
ulation to Prealdent Roosevelt. In
hlclth sinlcs Hint he will try again
for the office of chief executive.
WEST VIRGINIA SHERIFF
MURDERED IN COLO BLOOD
Policemen Kills Constsble and Lat
ter't Brother Start Out On
Mission That Ends In
Huntington, W. Va., Nov. 10.Hher
Iff liiiiiMa. of Fayette county, and i
prominent iltlsen of Montgomery, wna
shot and killed today by Harvey Jack
son In Montgomery, a small town new
Todny'a killing grew out of a tuar
rel laat night In which Policeman V
Klllolt shot and killed Constable W
A. Jackson. Harvey Jockson, a brother
of W. A. Jackson, and two other broth
ers are auld to have armed themselves
und atarted out to "clean up" the en
tire police force of the town.
Sheriff Dnhlele aeut for and ordered
Harvey Jackson to leave the town,
under penalty of being arrested. Jack
eon. without a word, shot the sheriff
dead. John Wolff, who aaw the ehoot
lug, threw up his hands and advanced
to remonstrate with Jackson and help
Daniels. Jitckaon allot Rolff dead. The
three Jnckaotia then lied to the wooda,
and 100 men are In pursuit.
SHIP TO NEW YORK BY WATER.
Bellingham Bay Will Try Cheaper
Rout to Market.
The Consolidated Lumber ft Shingle
Company, of lielllnghiim, Waah., hue
undertaken an experiment In the shin
gle shipping trade that may result In
relieving the situation as regard trana
pollution facllltlea, Tha.awipauy haa
Brranged for the shipment of 1,500.000
ahlnglea to New York on one of the
liners of the American-Hawaiian
Steamship Company. The consign
ment will amount to 10 carloads, und
If the reaulta prove antlafactory the
shipment may be followed by the de
velopment of water tranaportatlon up
on a considerable acale. While the time
consumed In delivery Is about twice aa
long, the cost il considerably lesa, and
according to the Reveille another ad
vantage will be aecured In that It will
greatly lessen the coat of manufactur
ing by doing away with dry kiln. The
drying of shingles la a process that
haa alway been deplored by buyer,
as It greatly lessen the life of the
shingle. This process would not be
necessnry If shipment were made by
water, aa the weight would have no ef
fect on the cost of tranaportatlon. The
result of the test will be awaited with
much Interest by the many ahlngle
manufacturer of the tate, knowing na
they do that If success attends the
enture It will mean that the ahlngle
mills of the state may resume running
during the entire year, as shipments
may be made by water during the
Inter months as during the summer.
This la not the case when shipping by
II. as when the Great Lakes are
closed during the winter the additional
cost of tranaportatlon enat by rail la
high that few mllla can afford to
pay the rntca.
CRUISER COLUMBIA AGROUND.
Run Ashore In Pnsoola Hrbor, but
Will Not B Damaged.
Penancoln, Nov. 10. The cruiser Co-
lumbln, which Is to convey Secretary
Taft and his party to Panama, went
ashore tonight in Pensncola harbor.
Rverv available tugboat of the port la
now on the acene endeavoring to pull
the war vessel Into deep water. Sne
crossed the bar In safety after dark,
what la known as Horseshoe bend,
then she left the course, owing to
fact that some of the rangea hnd
been destroyed by a recent atorm. It
la expected Bhe will be floated witn
out Injury In the morning. ;
Panaman Celebrat Election. ; ,
Panama, Nov. 10. In celebration of
election of Roosevelt a large nuin
of Panamnns serenaded Joseph W.
Lee, the American charge d'tif-
RUSSIA WILL NOT AGREE
TO PROPOSAL OF PEACE
WHICH JAPAN HAS MADE
Announcement Is Officially Given Out
That Effort at Mediation Would Be
Distasteful to Nicholas.
Neutral Powers Have Several Times Been Informed That Slav Will
Insist Upon Continuing the Struggle News Comes From
London That Japan Has Made Peace Proposals
Direct to St. Petersburg.
Washington, Nov. 10. Emphatically,
but with all courtesy, through her am
bassador abroad, ha Russia in
formed neutral power that ah will
brook no mediation at this time in her
war with Japan, It can b announced
that Russia expects that har wish
will be respected by all th power
to which Russia ha oommunieated her
Count Cassini tonight said to a rp
rentativ of th Associated Press i
"I have very good ressons to an
nounce my government' emphstio op
position to any mediation at this time,
and tha hop that It wishes will be
respected and observed by all neutral
JAPAN ANXIOUS FOR PEACE.
Haa Mad Direct Overtures to Russia
London, Nov. 10. Japan unofficially
haa made repreaentatlona to Russia
looking to peace. Thla action ha re
eulted In failure, and auch representa
Hon, even privately, are not likely to
be repeated by Japan.
Although the suggestion of a paclfl
settlement wna made unofficially. It ac
tually had behind It all the weight of
an offer by the Japanese government
It wa made direct to Russlu. No pow
er acted aa an Intermediary. The prop
oeltlon waa put forward tentatively and
unofficially, so that the Japanese gov
eminent would be In a position to de
ny any report that It waa aulng for
peace. The failure of these negotia
tion, however, results In bringing In
tervention within meaeurable distance
Foreign Secretary Lanadowne'a plea for
arbitration yesterday evening at the
Guild hall banquet la taken here to be
pointed suggestion to the United
State and France that the time la ap
proachlng when the power mut take
some action. It can be definitely stat
ed that Lord Lanadowne made hla
peech with full knowledge that the
Japaneae will not reaent a proposi
tion looking to peace from the three
powers (the United States, France and
Great Britain). There la a definite
Impression here that the Initiative will
come from President Rooaevelt, though
the action would be Joint. It la moot
ed thot Lord Lansdowne only apoke so
openly yesterday evening because he
had good reason to believe that Mr
Roosevelt, if elected, contemplated
making an effort to bring the bellig
erenta to dlscussterms of peace.
Lord Lanadowne'a remarks are held
by those In his confidence to mean thut
whatever tho United States may do In
the matter. Great Britain will co-op
erate In, even In the event of France
not participating. It la known, how-
er, that Ambassador Cambon, who
continues hla work assiduously to
bring about some arrangement, hopes
for Joint action by the three powers.
In an Interview regarding the fore
going. Baron Hayashl, the Japanese
"I should not be surprised to see the
three power named, or two of them,
take the action auggested. Exactly
upon what basis of settlement peace
could be secured It la Impossible to
see, but there Is not the slightest doubt
that combined representations, especi
ally If led by President Roosevelt,
ould have a far-reaching result be
tween two countries one of which was
thoroughly defeated. It Is compara
tively easy to muke pence In this case,
aa neither side Is thoroughly defeated
"The prospects for the success of
friendly Intervention have vastly In
creased. Since the commencement of
the war the two natlona now respect
each other to a degree never dreamed
of before they met In battle. Their
mutual respect la the most hopeful
fuctor for peace. Japan doe not want
to go on fighting forever. Yet, even
with all the victories won during this
war heralatesmen would render them
selves liable to be most seriously mis
understood and particularly In Russia,
if (hey openly suggested In the name of
humanity some method whereby the
war could be stopped. It would be
altogether different, however, at this
stage of the war, should a friendly of
fer, prompted by that sense of human
ity which Japan can not voice for fear
of being misunderstood, emanate from
th United States and Great Britain,
but nothing can be done until the fall
of Port Arthur."
Baron Hayashl Intimated that he
thought the fall of the fortress would
not be delayed, and added:
"In the meantime I have no doubt
that the power who are now ao will
ting to express their desire for peace
will confidently exchange view In
the hope of arriving at some suggestion
practical to both belligerents."
ALEXIEFF ARRIVES HOME.
Vieeroy Reach St. Petersburg and
I Tendered an Ovation.
'. St.. Piiteraburg, Nov. 10. Viceroy
Alexleff arrived in St. Petersburg this
evening. Amid cheer and hand-shnk
Ing, the viceroy stepped Into the im
perial caJTUge and drove to th winter
palace, ' where apartment had been
prepared for him In the wing formerly
occupied by Alexander in. but, a Em
peror Nicholas la not in St Petersburg,
Alexleff did not stop at the palace,
going Instead to the Hotel Europa,
where he will remain for the pres
RUSSIANS ARE REPULSED.
Their Effort to Capture Village Re
sult In Heavy Losses.
London, Nov. 10. The Dally Tele
graph' correspondent with General
Oku cable, November 9:
"Last night the Russians made sev
eral determined attacks upon Lamun
ting and Sinchlnpou, but were repuls
ed with heavy losses. The artillery
laid the villages in rulna."
JAPS ASSUME OFFENSIVE.
Capture Three Villages, but Russians
Drive Them Out.
Mukden, Nov. 10. -The Japanese to
day assumed the offensive on the left
bank of the Hun river and occupied
three vlllagca. The Russians, how
ever, attacked and drove them out,
and again established the original lines
Vice-Admiral Skrydloff arrived here
Accessor of Commission.
St. Petersburg, Nov.. 10. The follow
ing have been appointed assessors of
the North sea commission: Lieutenant
Kolstenger, of the ministry of marine;
Lieutenant Wolkoff and Dr. Mnndel
stama, the latter of the Russian em
bassy at Constantinople, and an - au
thority on International law.
Inquiry to Be Held at Hull,
London, Nov. 10. The board of trade
inquiry Into the North sea Incident will
open at Hull on November 15. The
proceedings will be public.
Seoul-Fusan Railway Completed.
Toklo, Nov. 10. It Is officially an
nounced that the Seoul-Fusan railway
Is completed. -
Fleet Reaches Isl of Crete.
Canea, Ialand of Crete, Nov. 10.
The battleship iaslol Veliki, with Vfce-
Admlrat Volckersam aboard, and the
battleship Navery and the cruiser Is
umrud and Almax, a number of tor-
pedoboat and transport and the vol
unteer steamer Yaroslaw, of the Rus
sian Baltic squadron, have arrived In
FIRE DESTROYS HOME AND
THREE MEMBERS OF FAMILY.
Auburn, Cal., Residence I Burned,
' and Wound Are Found on
Bodies of Victim of
Auburn. Cal.. Nov. 10. The hand
some home of Julius Weber was burn
ed tonight, and with it Mra. Weber,
Mlas Bertha Weber and Paul Weber
periHhed. It la thought the remain of
Mr. Weber will also be found In the
Suspicious looking wound on the
little boy In the shape of cut on th
head, and a bullet wound In the moth
er's breaat were found. There was
blood on her clothing. Mis Weber's
body wa so badly burned that no
wounds were visible.
If the husband and father haa been
burned, there la no one left to tell the
tale, a the only aurvlvlng member of
the family, Adolph Weber, aged 20, is
not at home.
NEW JERSEY LAUNCHED.
Battleship Successfully Placed in th
Watar at Quincy.
Qulncy, Maaa., Nov. 10. The battle
ship New Jersey, built for the United
States government by the Fore River
Shipbuilding Company, waa aucceaaful-
ly launched today In the presence of
a larare number of guests, Including
Governor Murphy, of New Jersey;
Governor Bate, of Massachusetts, and
former Secretary of the Navy Long.
The battleship wa christened by Mra.
William R. Kinney, daughter of Gov
The New " Jersey wa - built for a
speed of at leaat 10 knota. The main
battery will consist of four 12-inch
guns, eight 8-inch guns and 12 6-Inch
ranld-firing gun. In the secondary
battery thera will be 12 J-lnch rapid
Ore guns, 12 3-pounder semi-automatic,
eight 1-pounder heavy automatic two
S0-caliber machine gun and six 0
caliber Colt automatic guns. The New
Jersey will also be fitted with sub
merger torpedo tubes.
The magaxlnea will be eapeclally
flttted to enable her to carry, with ab
aolute safety in all climate, the new
The New Jersey Is one of the five
battleship authorised by congress In
1898 and 1900. It la proposed to make
all of the vessel of this class flag
ships, and to do this It la necessary
to make provision for the accommoda
tion of one commanding officer, one
chief of staff, 19 room officers, 10
Junior officers, eight warrant offlcera,
and a crew of 772 men, Including 0
marines, making a grand total of 812.
BULLET THROUGH HIS HEAD.
John W. Gould, of Spokane, Kills Him-H
self in Wife's Presence.
Spokane, Nov. 10. John W. Gould,,
sanitary Inspector of this city, com
mitted suicide tonight "with a double-
barreled pistol, a memento of the civil
war. No reason has been assigned for
the deed. So far aa Is known, he had
no business or domestic troublea, and
waa cheerful today. He was aged 64.
The widow survives him.
A party of visitors called at the
house this evening. After they left his
wife lay down on a sofa. Walking to
the center of the room, Gould delib
erately placed the revolver to his head
WANT 22 VESSELS.
Board Recommends Construction
Navy Craft to Cost $41,400,000.
Washington, . Nov. 10. Three battle
ships, five scoui cruisers, six torpedo
boat destroyers, six torpedo boats and
two squadron colliers, at an aggregate
maximum cost of 141.400,000. Is the
building plan recommended by Hie
general board of the navy- '
Spokane Girl Die Suddenly.
Vancouver, R C Miss Lloyd, of
Spokane, suddenly died today on her
arrival here from Victoria on the
steamer Princess Victoria,- on which
she wa a passenger.
Official Returns Thus Far Receiv
ed Indicate That There Will
Be Difference of Only
Republicans (lave Given Up Gov
ernor in Colorado, Conced
ing Adams' Election.
MISSOURI'S VOTE GROWING
KooaeveH'g Plurality There I
15,000, With Sevon Sparwl
Settled Counties Yet to
Be Heard From.
Baltimore, Nov. 10. Official reform
received here at a late hour tonight
indicate that the plurality for the pro
identlal candidates Is very close, pos
sibly only 100 on either side. It la
probable that Secretary of State TCg
ham will be called upon to decide which
aet of electors will be allowed to cast
their vote in Washington.
PEABODY HA8 BEEN BEATEN.
Governor Concede That Adam, Dem
ocrat, Ha Been Elected.
Denver, Nov. 10. D. B. flrley, n
publican atate chairman, today aband
oned the claim that Governor Pea
body had been re-elected, and the gov
ernor himself conceded hla defeat.
Adams' majority over Peabody in the
city and county of Denver Is 6070 anal
In the entire state about 5500.
PLURALITY 18 GROWING.
Rooaevelt Haa Lead of 15,755 in Mis
souri Seven Counties Misaing.
St Louis, Nov. 10. With seven
counties still to be heard from, th
count show that Roosevelt's plurality
In Missouri stands at 15,755.
Of the seven counties to be heart
from, six went for Bryan In 1909, They
are sparsely settled.
GREATEST IN ALL HISTORY.
Pennsylvania Ha Given RooevJt
Big Plu-ality of 494,952.
Philadelphia. Xov. 10. Complete ub
offlcial figure show that Preside!
Roosevelt's plurality in Pennsylvania
ha reached 494,95?. probably the larg
est plurality ever given a presidential
candidate ty any state In the political
history of the country.
ALMOST CLEAN SWEEP.
But One Democratic Congressman Suc
cessful in Ohio.
Columbus, Nov. 10. Nearly complete
returns tonight show that thla state
haa given close to 250,900 plurality tor
the Roosevelt electors. Only 18 out
the 88 counties In the state were car
ried for Parker, and only one dem-
ratic congressman is elected out
Pluraiiti-a in Wisconsin.
Milwaukee, Nov. 10. The latest esti
mates of the republican pluralitlea is
Wisconsin give Roosevelt between 1S5.
000 and 140,000 and Lafollette between
60.000 and 60,000. t
MILTON'S OWN POWER PLANT.
Will Generate 128 Hone Power far
City Um. I
Milton. Ore., Nov. 10. The flume for
the city of Milton power plant And
electric light station will be complete
in a few days, and the 18-inch turbine
wheel will be placed in position. The
flume Is four feet in diameter and l.S0
feet long, taking water from the Walla
Walla river. Only 128 horse power
will be generated, but the flume win
be extended a quarter of a mile
farther and 480 horse power generate
as the city grows and calls for more
power. The new power house will be
finished In a week or so.
Diphtheria at Umatilla Agency.
' Pendleton, Nov. 10. Five cases ot
diphtheria are reported at the Umatilla
reservation among the pupils of the
agency and Catholic achools. An ei'i-
3-mic Is feared.