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OOVIR THK MORNING FIKLft ON THI LOWE. COLUMBIA
VOLUME LVIV. NO. 114.
ASTORIA, OREGON. SATURDAY FEBRUARY 25, 19t5.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
JAPS Ft ANKING
Closing In On Russian
, Lines. ' :
BATTLE IS IMMINENT
Both Sides Preparing for I De
cisive Conflict in Near
I Future. ;
ACTIVITY AT VLADIVOSTOK
Anticipate an Attaok by th Japan
Although New Dom Not Alarm
tho Inhabitant Who Art Con ,,
; tlnulng Aecuatomod Caity. '
Bhenkln, via Mukden, Feb, It. It
In reported thut tho Japanese are clo
Iiik In on the east flunk of the Ruian
rmy under Kumpatkin with a view
of cutting him off from the mulii army.
A a result of the movement It I pos
sible that there will either be a gen-
nil iigain.-uii'iit or nt loui a. .counter
movement by the Russian along some
1iirt of the line,, especially t If, im, If
wougnt. me Japanese oitimpiiii r
turning original tuctlca of flanking
movement from the mountain'
For the pimt three weeks the Ru
Inn have Buffered no material dis
turbance. RcKrt of activity at Vlad
ivostok In anticipation of an attack
by the Japunrae Is confirmed, but th
town continue In Ita accustomed
gnlcty. In the chunnrl of business
the Intercourse la In a norma) condi
tion notwithstanding the fact tint
stringent patrol by the Japanese hit
completely Interrupted the movement
of shipping. The supplies at Vladi
vostok are reported plentiful though
prices are high. Th naval attache of
tho foreign government are leaving
by request of the Russian authorltle.
Preparations for a big battle are now
under wuy. and It I believed It will
occur within a day or two.
GOVERNMENT OF TRAINS.
Railroad Aasoolationa Adopt Now
Rulee to Prevent Aooident.
. Chicago, Feb. 24. The train rule
committee -of the American Railroad I
Aaaoclatlon hna held a meeting here
and completed a code of rule to gov-
ern the operation of train on road
having three and four track. ,
The committee ho been at work for
month, and la ready to make recom-
mondatlon to the general aaoclatlonl
ftt It next semiannual meeting. Un-
doubtedly the rule ns prepared wljl be
approved and adopted f by', all !of' thrf
foada which are member of the or.
fimlscaUon. ... " . ,
, The purpose of formulating a code I
Is to obtain uniform practice on all I
Important American railroad aystema.l
frith uniformity It I anld. In the rulea
and method of operation railroad nc-
cldent will be greatly lessened.
' The new rule are said to be com
prehennlve and Include- the operation I
of trains "Against the current" of I
trafllc under certain condition. Thnt I
IS to say, thnt when the tracks arc I
properly protected by block signals, It
Will be permissible to switch a train!
onto the opposite track nnd there on
rate It araing to ocrfiilQ rules and
a : ...
f FROM WASHINGTON.
Fight Against an Anoient Appropria
Washington. Feb. 23. In the house I
of representatives today the light that I
has been waged fori many year I
against the- appropriation of $130,600 It grateful appreciation to Prealdent
for the rent of the old custom housfl Roosevelt and the department of Jus
la New York resulted In a victory for tlce for their prompt response to the
Hemlnway, chairman of the commit- request: of this association for investl
toe on appropriating, being unable to gallon into and legal ' proceedings
muster sufficient strength to retain against the combination ofpaper man
the provision. Opposition was led by ufocturera, which proceeding are now
Sulzer, supported by Williams, pilnor- pending In th 'United States circuit
Ity leader, both of which denounced court for the district of Minnesota
the expenditure as a public scandal and are being vigorously prosecuted.
Und In thi Interest of the StandurJ
Oil. Coin ini ny, which, It I alleged, It
In-hind th0 Ntttlonul City Bunk t'ur
clmaer of the building from t be gov
. L. E. HOE KILLED. )
Popular Employ of th A. C. Killed
Yesterday Morning, .-
Logan K. Roe, an employ of the
Astoria ft Columbia River railroad
wa killed yesterday morning about
11 o'clock by being crushed between
two ears. The Seaside train wa be
Ing made up and Roe had been em
Jloyed aa a brakeman. In coupling two
cur, Ro Hepped In between them to
e that th connection were proper
ly made, And the coupling Intaead of
raU'hlng, flipped paaaed each other
catching him between the cur, fie
wa badly cruahed, weveral bone be
Ing broken. He wa Immediately taken
to the hopltHl but expired ahortly
after reaching there. Roe had been
employed by the company for aome
time. A ahort time ago he caught the
Iron rail on a freight car which broke.
throwing hi in Into the river. He wa
reined by Captain Thomaa Parker.
Lat week he Injured hi foot while
working in the yard and wa laid up,
lit returned to hi work yesterday
morning meeting with the accident
that caued hi deaUi. ( It la reported
that he leayea a wlf and Infant child
residing in Portland. HI parent re
Ide at Colfax, Wash. Ilia, widow ar
rived In the city last evening. Are
rungementa for the funeral have not
been made, but the body wtlt probably
be taken to Colfax for Interment.
' ' " Chink Appointed. ' ,:L
Pckln, Feb. Taotal Long Bhao
Tl of Tlentwn ha been appointed Chlr
lie-He milliliter to Loudon. He I at
rent In India negotiating -a -con
vention of ndhelon of China to Anglo
Thibet trciuy.r 7;-v.. r-
Fight Over Railway Commission
SENATE'S SUBSTITUTE BILL
8evral Amendments Offered But th
Friends of th Measure 8uccd
In Voting Thsm Down 8peoial
Order fori Tomorrow.
1 ; ' :
Olympla, Feb. 14. The entire day
WM Pent bY the,houae debating the
ainendmenta to the houie aubatltute
for ,h railway oommlHalon bill, and
hlle the friend of the bill succeeded
'n voting down, every amendment of
Importance, they !s could not ' muster
ufflcleiit strength to suspend the rules
nd place tho bill on It final passage
The friend of tht bill, however, e-
cureJ adoption of a motion making It
1 peelul order fotj tomorrow,
While the bill wa being dlcused
In the house, the eenate aubatltute bill
waa submitted making the commission
elective after the tjrut two year, and
having no Joint rati or innltlatlve rote
A combination ha been effected to
IP" the bill through the senate, but
Ks fate In the house Is doubtful.' The
senate passed senate bill prohibiting
boycotting, picketing and unfair llsta
The house killed the meat Inspection
bill. , t
1 THANK YOU, TEDDY.
Niwspaper' Publisher Appreciate Pro.
oeedinga Against Paper Trust.
New York,' Feb. 24. The following
resolution, presented by Conde Ham
Hn of the St. Paul .Pioneer PVess, was
unanimously adopted by the American
Newspaper Publishers' Association at
their convention hete:
"Resolved, That the American Newa-
paper Publishers' Association extends
Stories Circulated in St
THAT WAR IS ENDED
Emperor Will Issue Manifesto On
March 4th on Division
SITUATION IS STILL CRITICAL
Instead of Strike Being Quelled, Th.sy
Are' Only Slumbering, Ready to
Burst Forth at Any Tim Do-
vastatlon and Ruin in Sight'
Ht Peterburg, Feb. 24. The begin
ning of a dangerous movement ha
been observed among the peasantry Ir
many of the southern province where
agitator are circulating report that
the emperor will on , Marti) 4 issue a
manifesto providing for a general di
vision of lands. This new allotment
has been the dream of the Moujlks
ever since the empanclpation and ao-
ordlng, to prlvaio" report th' atorl
spread like wild nre and are Implicitly
believed. X i
Among the reservists, the agltaton
ar anrauriln the atorv -Ihut th vi
I over, ITIvate report alaa leav.j l
room for doubt that J he strike In the
whole region below Moscow la almost
entirety political. The situation In
southern Russia becoming worse In
stead of better and contains many fac
tors which la causing the authorities
the greatest aJnrm. Possibility that It
will be necessary to dispatch troops to
Caucusus already being considered. .
JAPS ARE FIGHTING.
Stubborn Combat I Expected Tomor
row In Manefiurla.
Tslnkretchen, via Mukden, Feb. 24.
There was fighting along the whole
line in thl district today. The Jap.
anese continue 'persistent and syste
matic advance and drove the Russian
vanguard posts In and came in touch
with the Russian fortified positions. A
Stubborn combat Is expected tomor
row. The Japanese ore evidently in
tending to attempt to drive the Rus
sians out and capture their redoubt
The Japanese army Is circling east
ward, j '
Agree to Join th National Aooia
New York, fob. 24.Aiter ignoring
for) Bvo year overtures to become.
members of the National Association
of Retail Druggist, the lending phar
macists of. this city are reported tt
have decided to Join that organiza
tion, i ., r. t
A general conference of represonta
tlvea of various city pharmaceutical
aaaoclatlon have been held to perfect
plan for a' New York branch of the
organization to be formed In March
and by unnnlmous vote of the sub
committee of the conference; a scheme
of organizing the branch on the dis
trict plan hna been approved.
WM. MoGEE GUILTY.
urvlvor of Cutter Macre Guilty of
New. York, Feb. 24.-Wm. McGee,
said to be the last surviving white per
son of the Custer massacre, was found
guilty of manslaughter In the first de
gree tonight He was accused of fa-.
tally stabbing his room mate after they
had quarreled. McGee alleged tnat
the stabbltrur was done In self defense.
Entire Captital 8took of Cable Com
pany Owned By Him,
New York, Feb. U. The first report
of the trustee of Mr. Mackay waa
made public today., The report shows
that Mackay companies own the en-
tire capital stock of the Commercial
Cable Company and 1(50 shares in
other cable, telegraphic and telephone
companies, representing a total value
of 175,000.000. The report announced
that the fifth cable to Europe waa be
Ing laid by the Commercial Cable Co.
and that the company was perfecting
arrangements to lay a cable to Japan
from Guam and China from Manila
Both of these cables will be In opera
tfon during the present year.
Twenty Killed and Two Hundred
.Washington, Feb. 24. Consul On
'U Manna telegraphed th tate de
'iwrtment from Monterey today thai
toe Mexican government was punish
iii Yaquls who recently murdered
prominent Americana In Sonoro and
that more than 20 had been killed and
mora than 200 taken prisoner.
, Exohang Trust
New York. Feb. 24.Twenty Im
portant foreign exchange houses of
this city and Philadelphia have decld
fd to form an association to further
the Interest of their bualnesa. No dell
nlte plan waa agreed upon, and after
a ahort discussion in which all houses
were represented, a committee was ap
pointed to draw up an outline for the
organization. It la expected that the
organization will cut an Important fig
ure In the exchange business.
, Old Veteran Dead.
New York. Feb. 24. William Gore
Shanks, president of the National
Presfl Intelligence Companjl , well
known In newspaper and financial cir-
clea in this city and for 11 years city
editor of the Tribune, is dead at Ham
ilton, Bermuda, aged 68, years.
He waa a correspondent with the
armies of Grant and Sherman during
moat of the civil war.
Referendum Will Be Invoked from
BIG MASS MEETING WAS HELD
Will Secure Sufficient Petitioners to
Have tho Million Dollar Appro
priation Bill Submitted by '
Referendum to Voter.
McMlnnvlUe, Fob, 24. Citizen of
Yamh,il county have started war on
the $1,000,000 appropriation bill passed
at the last session of the legislature.
Incluilng appropriations for all the
state Institutions. A mass meeting
will be held next week at McMlnnvlUe
at which a public movement will be
started for a petition to Invoke the ref
erendum on the bllL Sentiment, ac
cording to advices received today, Is
very strong against the bill, and every
thing Is said to be in readiness to open
war on the bill. Blank petitions are
all ready for presentation at the meet
ing, when formal legal preceedlngs will
be taken toN have the bill referred to
the people for their approval or rejec
, The , bill, carries appropriations ag
gregating; 1,000,000. It Is the bill Gov
ernor Chamberlain threatened to veto
unless the legislature removed the
emergency clause, which would have
exempted the measure from the power
of the referendum. As amended with
the emergency clause cut oft. the gov
ernor let the bill go. but it contains
much of the objectionable parts to
ahk-h the executive took exceptions
when he threatened to veto the bill.
; These objectionable features are ap
propriations aggregating $95,000 for
four state normal schools, $1000 foi
thestate biologist, and $5000 for reim
bursing counties for expenses Incurred
In aiding the non-resident poor. These
Items, according to the objections reg
istered by the governor are unconsti
tutional, in that the .constitution re
quires that bills carrying appropria
tions for the current expenses of the
state Institutions shall carry nothing
additional. It. is the governor'a con
tention that the atate normal school
are no state schools proper. Schools
are not state schools, unless located at
the capital of the state. "
Refuses to Testify at Ex
ACTING ON ADVICE
Does Not Propose to Let the
Prosecution Know What
PROSECUTION GIVES IT UP
Caasie Propose to Play a Winning
.Gam and Extricate Herself From
I th Meshe of th Law If Legal l
Ability and Coin Work.
' Cleveland,' Feb. l4.vMrs. Chad wick
when placed on thf stand. In the bank
ruptcy proceedings today before Ref
eree Remington, refused at first to be
sworn. After a consultation with her
attorney the finally consented to take
the oath.' .She ; w'a' then asked to state
her name. She refused to reply to
this or any of the question that fol
Mr. Chadwick sought refuge In her
privilege aa an accused person, and
she i refused to answer most of the
questions on the ground that what she
said might tend to aid the prosecution
of her In ten criminal cases. Referee
Remington found In her favor, al
though he insisted, against ber coun
sel' wishes. In making hVr give a
quasi explanation of her refusal.
"My financial affairs are eo closely
allied with the caae In the federal court
that anything affecting the one must
necessarily affect the other," said Mr.
Chadwick, and the referee declared
that that explanation of her position
was as admirably expressed aa It could
'What they want is to get posses
slon of your Information," stoutly de
clared Attorney Dawtey, on behalf of
Mrs. Chadwick. "They want to look
at our hand. They are 'trying to as
certain our defense. Now, If the gov
ernment will tip ofT It band, we
might arrange the deal." '
Dawley frankly told the court that
MVs. Chadwick would be only follow
ing his advice In refusing to be sworn.
He said he did not Intend to be dis
courteous to the referee, but he de
manded the protection which he said
the constitution gave hi client
Attorney Grossman, for Trustee
Loeser, Insisted on an examination
however, and Referee Remington final
ly decided that Mr. Chadwick would
have to be sworn and take the witness
stand at last
"We are reliably informed, and we
have reason to believe that there is a
large amount of property. Including
big sum of money, that ought to be
In "the" hands of" the trustee for the
benefit, of thtf creditors, but which are
not." declared Grossman.
Tea, but you must not turn the
bankruptcy .court Into an Instrument
for prosecution,"4 aald: Dawley. He de
clared that the trustee had seized all
Mrs. Chadwlck'a private papers, and
turned over Information to the Unit
ed States attorney which had resulted
In at least two, probably three, addi
tional .Indictments. 4 .
"It 1 the duty of every good citizen,'
said Referee Remington, "to give the
authorities all the information in tnelr
possession." Despite Dawley's objec
tions and his irate declarations that
Mrs. Chadwick waa being unjustly and
Improperly imposed on Mrs, Chaa
wick was forced to take the stand and
be worn. ' This she did very grace
fully, smiling pleasantly and cheer
fully as the referee administered the
"I want to do all I can to aid the
truateea and help the creditors," an
nounced the witness before any que
tlon had been asked. '
So Insistent had been Dawley's ob
jections and so hot had been the fight
over th Introduction of the bank
rupt' testimony, that an hour was
consumed in getting the examination
started. And then It struck a nag. At
the outset, Mrs. Chad wick refused to
give her name. It wa In vain that
Grossman declared he had no design
of trapping the wltnes Into an In
criminating reply. Mr. Chad wick
simply refused to say that she wai
Mrs, Casste 1. Chad wick, and smiling
ly persisted In that course. Referee
Remington vainly appealed to her. He
went at length Into Just what her priv
ilege was and Just what amounted to
contempt of court. Mr. , Chadwick
listened to all be had to say, but hi
conviction did not move her.
Minneapolis Capital. " V
San Francisco, Feb. 24. Minneapo
lis people reported here by Robert W,
Turnbull are. It la aald, negotiating
for the property of the Sierra Lumber
Company In northern California. The
Sierra Lumber , Company's property
consists of about 100,000 acre of tim
ber land with mill, mostly In Butte
and Plumaa counties. : . '
. The company also owns a lumber
yard in this city and ha Interest In
various part of northern Callfornlr
which are also Included In tho deal.
The price asked for the property In
said to be in the neighborhood of $2.-
000,000. , .
0 em oc ratio Primaries.
Chicago, Feb. 24. The democratic
primaries were held today. ,. Result
foreshadow the nomination of Judge
Edward Dunne for mayor tomorrow.
Every ward in the city was carried
by followers of Mayor Harrison. .
John Paul Jone. , .-
Paris. Feb. 21 A leaden coffin be
lieved to contain the body of John
Paul Jones waa opened in the presence
of Ambassador Porter for - identifica
tion today. The coffin was found in
the grain shed In Rue Grange Aux
Belles. The foreign Protestant grave
yard waa formerly In that quarter.
SWAYNE CASE ENDS
Argumenb Concluded and Vote
STATEHOOD BILL WAS UP
Tint of tho Senate Divided Between
Swayne Impeachment Argument
and Statehood Bill Both Con
tinued Until Monday.
Washington, Feb. 24. The time of
the senate today was divided between
the Swayne Impeachment trial and a
motion of Senator Beverldge to ap
point conferee on the statehood MIL
In the Swayne case Messrs. Perkins,
Slayton and Powers presented their
arguments on behalf of the prosecution
and Hlgglns responded In Swayne' be
half, leaving Thurston still to speak
for Swayne and DeArmond and Pal
mer for the house. The trial will be
resumed; Monday, ' f
It Is the expectation of the senators
managing the trial that an announce
ment will be made tomorrow to take
a vote on Monday. Morgan antagoniz
ed the motion to appoint conferees or
the statehood bill and held the floor
when the senate adojurned.
Pete . Plead Guilty.
Portland. Feb, 24. Peter Grant
against whom Sheriff Word waged re
lentless warfare In the. spupresalon of
his gambling games, has completely
capitulated. He pleaded guilty to con
ducting a keno game and was this aft.
ernoon fined $25. When Grant before
pleaded guilty to conducting gambling
games contrary to law, the keno of
fense was not Included In the category,
but he this afternoon appeared at the
court house ready to plead guilty to
thla This spells complete victory for
Sheriff Word, , '
Eeonomio Treaty, ,
Berlin, Feb. 24. The Economic So
ciety of central Europe, of which Prof.
Wolff of Llepzlg university la presi
dent ha appointed a committee to
report on how to readjust Germany'
trade relation with the United States.
The purpose seem to be to consider
the possibility of a commercial treaty
with the United State. "