1 VOLUME LVIV, ASTORIA, OREGON, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 12, 1904. NUMBER 31 P f SEVEN FOR PARKER IN MARYLAND Unofficial Returns Show That but IW D.,.Ui,.n FIIap H r Been Successful That State. in Frauds and Irregularities Are Al leged by Both Parties in Several Precincts. THE OUTCOME IN MISSOURI Democrats fUvo lloosevelt 10,, OOO, While Itcpiibllcttiistliilm 20,000-New York's Till, rallty Is 170,720. Baltimore, Nov. U. Official count of the bnlluts cast for presidential electors lust Tuesday In Murylnud will be re quired before definite knowledge of the result Is assured. I'lioffliliil returns received thus far Indicate thnt seven democrat lo and one republican elector were chosen. lloth democratic and republican lead ers say frauds and Irregularities were used In several precincts and hun dreds of ballots have been held up by ths supervisors; therefore It will require a decision of the stute board of canvassers to determine the actual result. Ths official count In Daltlmors to day showed gains for Parker, and It Is believed that only one republican elector has been successful. Many voters sem to have erred In marking their ballots, for they voted for Drown, democrat, and Donaparts, republican, whose names headed the lists. The count Is being closely watched. ' FOLK HAS SAFE LEAD. Missouri's Elsctorsl Vots Is Certain for Roosevelt. St. Louis, Nov. 11. Unofficial re turns received today by the Post-Pis- patch from all but 12 counties In the state give Folk, democrat, for governor, a majority of 36,338 over Wnlbrldge. republican, and Swungur. republican, for secretary of slate, a majority of 14.351 over Cooke, the present Ineunv bent. Return from the counties re celved today show decided republican gains, adding to the safe majority se cured to Roosevelt, over Parker. Of the 12 counties still to hear from, It will be Impossible to get complete re turns from eight for ut least a week, as they are distant from the rullrosds. The Post-Dispatch, Independent dom ocrat, today says: Returns complete, with the exception of five counties, which probably will show a net republican plurality of 1000, Indicate that Cook, democrat, for secretary of state, Is defeated by 20,- 000 votes. Auditor Allen, democrat, for re-elec tlon, Is 15,000 behind Wilder, repub lean, while the remainder of the democratic state ticket, with the ex ception of Folk, for governor, prob ably is defeated by pluralities varying from S00 to 8000. LATEST FIGURES IN MISSOURI. Estlmstes of Roossvslt's Plurality Shown to Vsry Widely. St. Louis, Nov. 12. The Republic, democratic, and the Globe-Democrat, republican, complied tables at 1 o'clock this morning showing the result of the election In Missouri. According to the Globe-Democrat, Roosevelt carried the state by a plurality of 80,029. The Re public's canvass gives the republi can plurality as 15,572. . The figures secured agree more closely on the result of the guberna torlal election, . the Globe-Democrat I giving Folk, democrat, a plurality of 26,554, and the Republic giving him a I plurality of 26,858. t ONLY PEABODY BEATEN. Rsst of Rspubliosn Tlokst In Colo- I rado is Elected. V ' ft . - y Denver, Rov. 11. Ths News (demo cratic) today says: While" the returns on the vots for stats officers, apart from govsrnor, are far from complete, tht News hoi com piled tables that seem to "how the elec tion of the entire republican elate ticket, except Feabody, and of the three republican congressmen. A con siderable number of countlr-s are estl- nmled on the beet possible udvli-et, and there la a chance that Mrs. Uren- foll, democratic candldute fur slate urlutB,"1,,"t of pu,,llc ""uction. f lu through on the scratch vote The state senate Is democratic by a good majority, but the complexion of the bouse Is In doubt. The plurality of Adams over Peobody for Governor amounts to 9641 Ths democrats now concede the elec tion of three republican congressmen In Colorado, Revised returns give Franklin E. lirooks a majority of $$ over John P. Shafrolh, democrat. for congressman-ut-large, and show 2785 plurality for Bonyngs In the first district and (02$ plurality for Hogg In ths second district Pluralities In New York. New York, Nov, 11. A revised tuble of figures fur president and governor of New York state, to be printed In the Tribune tomorrow, shows that Roosevelt will have a plurality of 17t,- 72 Ulid HlRglns 80.490. Mssd Ran Far Behind. Tacoma, Nov. 11. Roosevelt's plu rallty In the Male of Washington Is ((.749, with a few precincts not report. ed. The plurality for Mead Is 15,277, TWO WOMEN CLAIM HIM. Or. Lsns Msrrisd Ones Too Often Also in Polities. Marian, Ind. Nov. 11. Dr. Kdwnrd II. Lane, who was arrested last night at Logansnort on a charge of grand larceny and bigamy, was brought to this city. Minnie Wilson Lane, who culls her self wife No. 1, came to this city and told her story to the prosecutor. Lulu Young Lane, Wire No. 2, of this city, was also present In the prosecutor's o(ll ce. and ths two women compared notes. ,. Dr. Lane, It Is charged, married Minnie Wilson two weeks ago and took her to Logansport. He ha been nb sent from Lognnsnort most of the time, explaining thut he Is a democratic politician and that he was touring the stute fur John W. Kern, Mrs. Lnne No. 1 say she gave 9400 to Dr. Lane to pay his campaign expenses. Lulu Young Lane was nnrrled to Dr, Lane lust Tuesday afternoon by Mugla trute W. O. Hotman. TAKE MESSAGES IN THE AIR. Wireless Tslsgrsms Arc Rscsivsd at an Altituds of 2000 Fast. St. Louis, Nov. 11. The practica bility of receiving messnges by wire less telegraph regardless of altitude or distunes was successfully demon strated today by a successful experi mental balloon ascension at the world's fair concourse. Areonuut Knabenshue. accompanied by Operator A. M. Mc Queen and W. S. Foreman, ascended to an altitude of 2000 feet. They re ceived more than 20 wireless messages from the fuir grounds. After remaining In the air one and one-half hours a safe landing was ef fected four miles southwest of the con course. COLORADO TOWN. BURNING. Anaconda Will Probably Bs Com pletely Wipsd Out. Colorado Springs, Nov 11. The town of Anaconda, iif the Cripple Creek dis trict, Is In danger of total destruction by fire. One block Is already burned. The fire Is beyond the control of the local department, The buildings are re all frame and burning like tinder, The origin of the Are Is not known. Many shaft houses are In danger of de struction. The loss at present is es timated at $76,000. WILL BE 80LD TODAY. Upsst Prloc cf Dsfunot Csnnsries Fix sd at $750,000. Belllngham, Nov. 11. Many promi nent In the salmon canning industry all over the Pacific coast and brokers from the east are now here to attend the" sale "of the "Pacific Packing & Nav Igatlorr ,and 'Pacific American Fish eries ' property, tomorrow morjilng. The upset" price' fixed on the property is $750,000, This represents jonly .frac tion of Its value. CONFIRMATION OF FALL OF NOT RECEIVED AT LONDON Belief .Entertained Continue to Hold Out as Long as He Finds It Possible. Report That He Has Asked the Discredited Opposing Armies Occupy Same Relative Po sitions Near Mukden and Small Skirmishes Only Have Thui Far Occurred. London, Nov. 12. The rumors cur rent to the effect that Oenersl Stoss- sel, oommsnding at Port Arthur, hss eapitulstsd laoks confirmation in this eity. Ths statement that Stosssel hss been asking for an armistice is also unconfirmed. In well Informed eirelss ths belief is sxpresssd that Stossssl has no idss sithsr of capitulating or of asking for an armistice, and it is generally be lieved hs will hold Port Arthur as long as hs esn do so. Ths rumors of his cspltulstion have been current sines Novsmbsr 10. Bsrcn Hsyashi plaoss no credence In either of ths reports which have been' circulated, . SITUATION REMAINS THE 8AM E. Constsnt Skirmishing Reported Bs twssn Outposts Nsar Mukden. Mukden, Nov. It The positions of the armies of both sides remain little changes, although continual skirmish Ing occurs, with the object of secur ing minor positions tending to strengthen the respective lines of de fense. The Russians' scouts are daring In secretly reconnolterlng the whole of the Japanese lines, some even creep Ing up to the Japanese trenches and lying concealed there all day and re turning at night. The Japanese have constructed In many places double and even triple and qundruple lines of trenches, wire entanglements, mines and pits. EFFORTS MAKING FOR PEACE. Qussn of England Has Bssn Communi csting With Nioholss. London, Nov. 11. The dispatch of the Associated Press from Washing ton, confirming the statement made In these dispatches that Japan had Indi cated her willingness to entertain peace suggestions from President Roosevelt or King Edward created much Interest here. Huron Hayashl, the Japanese minister, said today: "After the fall of Port Arthur, Japan would, I believe, be ready to treat for peace on no higher essential basis than that Russia should evacuate Man NUMBER TWO WANTS A SHARE. Much Msrrisd Austrian Lsft a Valu able Estate, Ban Francisco, Nov. 11. Mrs. Rlfka Gluecklich Fleischer, 64 years old, re siding at Cracoa, Austria, who claims to be the second of the three wives of Wolf Fliescher, a wholesale hatter who dropped dead here In last April, proposes to fight for a share of his es tate, valued at over 1200.000 and has died a notice of her appearance In the superior court. The first wife of Fleischer was divorced and Is still liv ing here. Her son, Bonard Fleischer, of Seattle, and other heirs, have been settled with by the third wife, who Is administratrix of the estate, Fleischer Is said to have obtained a divorce from the Austrian claimant In 1873. OLD OFFENDER MUST SUBMIT. Ussd Mails to Defraud and Gsts 15 Months in San Qusntin. San Franatco, Nov. 11. The supreme court of the United States has confirm ed the mandate of the United States district court of this city In sentenc ing George P. McDonald to 15 months in, San Quentln prison for using the United States malls with intent to de fraud. McDonnell la one of the original T)u nit rf U-ncrlu nA fnrpl ond Win. Vlcted In this city last spring of a't scheme to defraud. OF RUMOR PORT ARTHUR That Stoessel Wil Japanese for an Armistice Is Also churia, Japan also agreeing to a sim liar evacuation. The two great dlffl cultlef In the way of any suggestion of peace arc: First, the apparent opposi tlon of Emperor Nicholas' present ad visers to a settlement of any kind second, ths preservation of Russian prestige. When a nation's prestige, not gone, Is severely Impaired, It Is dlfflcult matter, even with the best of intentions, to preserve It" The Associated Press learns that Alexandra has been In constant com munlcation with the dowager empress of Russia and Emperor Nicholas him seir during the last five days. This Is Interpreted here as a good sign and as possibly likely to lead, though not In the Immediate future, to the estab llshment of some modus vlvendi where steps looking to arbitration might be Initiated without offense to Russia. Ths reiteration of the American stats department's determination not to Intervene except on request from both of the belligerents Utiles with the official attitude of the British gov ernment, but It Is thought that before long some method may privately be devised whereby this diplomatic bar rler to action may be overcome. ' Baron Hayashl this morning had no news from Port Arthur, and discredited the rumors of Its capitulation. .WILL GUARD BALTIC FLEET. Rumors Current Thst Its Dsstruction Will Bs Attsmptsd, Sues, Nov. 11. Owing to the persist ent rumors that attempts will be made to wreck the Russian Baltic squadron during Its passage of the channel, the chief of police is taking stringent pre cautions against blockading and strict surveillance will be exercised during the transit of the squadron. Port Antung to Bs Opsnsd. London, Nov, 11. According to the Telegraph's Chefoo correspondent Japan has consented to open Port Antung to steamers chartered by silk merchants when the latter obtain spec lal permits. This action Is due to China's protest that the exclusion of neutral shipping will ruin the silk trade. TO PROFIT BY FAIR. Municipal Museum 8eeks to Msks Use of Exhibits. Chicago, Nov. 11. A municipal museum, said to be the first of the kind In America Is planned for Chicago by a new organisation, of which Prof. George B. Vincent of the university of Chicago Is president. It Is Intended to start the collection with some of the exhibits at the St. Louts fair, illustra ting the progressive administration of great cities. It Is expected that much of the material will be donated, but the most valuable exhibits, Including models from Germang, Illustrative of sanitation, public works, architecture and city building In general, will have to be purchased. A representative is now at the ex position seeking material. INDIGENT SCHOOL TEACHERS. Senator Proctor Makes Gsnsrous De nation for Horns. Rutland, Vt Nov. 11. Senator Red Held Procter has announced that he will give $10,000 In cash and the house In this city - In which he was born, valued at $10,600 for the establish ment of a home for Indigent and worthy public school teachers who have passed the age of usefulness, It Is probable that this sum will be combined with a fund of $30,000 which was left by Lucy Ruggl's of Bemlngton, in ths cars of Charles Darling, assistant secretary of the navy, for the same purpose and that an additional amount will be paid by this state. " ' . . ONE-FOURTH OF VOTERS OF CLATSOP STAYED AT HOME. About 3000 Should Hsve Csst Their Ballots, but Only 2126 Exercises ., Thsir Prerogative Thursday. Nearly 27 per cent of the voters of Clatsop county did not exercise their constitutional prerogative In the late struggle for the presidency. No other similar deficit was ever known In the history of Clatsop county. Of the 2881 persons who prepared themselves for ths voting privilege, only 212C really did vote, the shortage being 7(1 When It la conesldered that mfre than 100 persons were sworn in, the falling off Is noted to have been unusual. In the city, according to County Clerk Clin ton's figures, 1334 persons voted, out of a total number registered of 1824 shortage of 25 per cent. In the country precincts 782 persons voted, out of 10(5 registered shortage of almost 2( per cent. Of the 7(3 registered who did not vote, 490 live In the city and 27S in the country. To get at the num ber of votes which should have been cast In this county, the total number registered, 2888, should be added to the number sworn In about 125. The county should have cast approximately 3000 votes, whereas only 212 were cast The vote In the various precincts was as follows: Astoria No. 1, 229; Astoria No. 2, 179; Astoria No. 8, 153; Astoria No. 4, 238; Astoria No. 5, 231; Astoria No. (. 164; Astoria No. 7, 140; Clifton, 34: Chadwell, 34, Clatsop, 30; Elsie. 13; John Day, 39; Jewell, $4; Knappa, 47; Mishawaka, 14: Melville, 17; New Astoria, 137, Olney, 40; Push, 10; Seaside, 147; Svensen, 45; Vesper, 14; Westport, 33; Warren ton, S; Wal- luski, 20; Youngs River, 26. GOVERNOR'S PROCLAMATION. Sets Asids Thursday, Novsmbsr 24, as Thanksgiving Pay. Salem, Ore, Nov. 11. By proclama tlon, Governor Chamberlain has set aside Thursday, November 24, as Thanksgiving day. The proclamation is issued in accordance with that of President Roosevelt, and Is framed In the briefest form possible. It foi lows: To the end that thanks may be re turned to Almighty God for the manl fold blessings enjoyed by the people of the United States, the president has designated Thursday, the 24th day of November, A. D. 1904, as a day of general thanksktvlng, and, conformable to custom, I, George E. Chamberlain, governor ot the state oi Oregon, qo designate said day as a day generally to be observed by the people of the state of Oregon In an appropriate way In returning thanks for the continued health, happiness and prosperity of our people. In witness whereof, I have hereun to set my hand and caused the great seal of the state to be hereunto af fixed at the city of Salem this 10th day of November, in the year of our Lord 1904. "GEO. E. CHAMBERLAIN, "Governor of Oregon, By the Governor: "F. I. DUNBAR, "Secretary of State." DENMARK IS AGREEABLE. Has Accepted Roossvslt's Proposal for Pesce Conference. Copenhagen, Nov. 11. The Danish government will accept President Roosevelt's Invitation to participate In second peace conference. Three Nations Favorable. Washington, Nov. 11. Great Britain and Mexico have alread Indicated willingness to participate in a peace conference, so the announcement of Denmarks' Intention makes three ns tlons enrolled in favor of Mr. Roose velt's proposal. YANGER BESTS M'NAMARA. After Three Round Polios Intfere to Save Vsnquishsd. Peoria, 111., Nov. 11. Benny Yanger tonight defeated Willie McNamara in three rounds, Referee Lynch giving Tanger the decision and stopping the fight under Instructions from the po lice. McNamara was outclassed. Austin Rice and Terry Freeman fought a three-round draw, and Young Carroll was defeated by Ben Griffiths n six mi- - PRESIDENT TO KEEP HIS SECRETARY John Hay's Occupancy of the State 1 Portfolio for the Next Four Years Has Already Been v, - Determined Upon. , -t Roosevelt Himself Makes the' An nouncement That Statesman Will Continue to Serve. OTHER CHANGES UNUKELT Indication Are at Present That the Cabinet Will Remain a It Is, Saya the Chief Executive. Washington, Nov. 11. That Joha Hay will continue to serve In the ca pacity of secretary of state Is the of ficial announcement that was made to day. Mr. Hay's official career has beca most satisfactory, and that he will be continued during the remainder - at President Roosevelt's administration Js certain. " . " " " : The announcement comes from a other person than the president him self. Asked today whether or not there would be any change in his port folio of state, the president replied: "You may state positively that Hay will continue as secretary of state na to the 4th of March, 1909." The president was asked If other possible changes In his cabinet wens indicated. He replied that no change were indicated at ths present time,' MILLION DOLLAR AUCTION SALE. Collection Cost M. Waggaman HaTS , That During 30 Years. New York. Nov, 11. One of the largest art sales in recent years win be held In this city late in January or early in February when the Wagga man collection will be auctioned off. The sale has been ordered by trus tees in bankruptcy who are in posse sion of the property which is part of the estate of Thomas E. Waggaman of Washington, until recently treasurer ot . the Catholic university at Washing ton. There are more than 3000 articles in the collection including some hun dreds of paintings and specimens at ceramic art from modern to early times. It cost Mr. Waggaman about $500,000 and required thirty years ts make the collection which is now valued at $1,000,000. DILLON SETS ANOTHER MARK. Clips Half Second From Unpac! Trotting Record. Memphis. Tenn Nov. 11. Lou Dil lon smashed the world's unpaced mile trotting record today, completing the mile in 2:01. The former unpaced rec-. ord of 2:01 was was held jointly by Lou Dillon and Major Delmar. -Weather conditions were not the; best, the day being cold and disagree able. The little mare stepped the quar ter in 30 flat; the half-mile post was passed in 59; she passed the three- . quarters post in 1:30, and passed the judges' stand in 2:01. AGED WOMAN MURDERED. Clackamas Man Finds Wife's Body Upon His Return Home. Oregon City, Nov. 11. Mrs. Brown, aged 62, was found dead last night at her home, five miles south of Molalla, by her husband when he returned home after an absence ot three months. He found his wife lying on the floor la a pool of blood. Blood stains on me bed lead to the belief that she was murdered by unknown persons. She had been dead four weeks, lists had gnawed the body In a frightful man ner. . -' i Nssry and Mowstt Draw. Milwaukee, Nov. 11. Charles Neary, of Milwaukee, and Tommy Mowatt, of Chicago, fought six fast .rounds to a d w tonight.