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VOLUMK LVLV. ?N0. 124.
"ASTORIA, OREGON. THURSDAY, MARCH 9. 1905.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
.Russian General is Still
Russians Defeated by Japanese in
the Bloodiest Battle in
WAS CLEARLY OUTGENERALED
Fld Mhl Oym Diplyt luptf
lor Skill and Tactic a Grtl
Oifting th Ruttitn Army
on ivtry Sid.
Bt. l'etcraburf, Munh I. Tburi4ftya
1UU al MuUUwi rwnulted In an ovr
whlmln; Rulan defeat . Field liar
hal pyaiiin w or" proveJ hlmaalt
one of the jrratMl nitfra of oltena
Ive airttt.' I"'' thw day a of Na
poleon. KuroiMitKln la endeavoring to
,;aav hi repwuli'm ly removing hl
rwy anl II atcrlee aafely to Tie
; l'Bi, an almoNt ' difficult probl"
view of the faft that tha Jnpaneae
' threaten both Uanka of hla army, Rua.
lan nitllinry men expre confldence
that Kuropatkln will "''I 10 0,,c
. . .... tt.....
more extrn-aia mi army nu
avoid a HuMl'in Sedan,
ICmpcror Nlcholna la In conatant
tommunlcatlon with Kuronatkln and
knowa of hla rruahlng defeat, hut the
great revera la known to only a few
of the erlect. Th ftrat poaltlve alata
ment of lha alluatloo and Kuropatkln'a
defeat waa conveyed by the Aaaoclatad
I'reaa dlniiatth"". and alnca then haa
teKn connrmed by private ' dlapatrhrt
from Kuroimtkln. The defaat of Kuro
nmkln at Mukdeti la nlmoat ceitiiln
evident' that he will h dapoaed. Ww
Mlnlatvr Bakharoff haa been avlected
for hla prolmhla aucceaaor; although It
la aimed that Grand I Mike Nlt holaa
may tm entruated with th future dl
ri-ttlon of nffalra. High offlthila atitt
Hint th emperor hna had enough of
Kenerala whoae Interpretation of vie
tory waa a auccoaaful retreat.
lAteat dlapatcht'B from the aeat ot
war nay mat urnerai ivurupumui
1 fl , . I. t Is
.Ivlna around liefiire the vlctorloua
larmy of tha Jainniae and haa abnn
.toned nil poaltlotia aouth and aouth
Itveat of Mukden. The Jnpanoaa artll
fiery la thtindertna: at t"" very gate
f Mukdon. which poaltion tin hub-
aluna are apparently atlll holding, but
which they admit that they are mak
lug preparatlona to cvticunte. Ilaport
are coming In that General neniten
kumpff. the foremoat Kuaalan cavalry
general In the army of Mimehurla ha
been out off on the eaat from the main
line and that the Japnneae forcea In
conalderuble numhera are already In
th vicinity ot.Tle Pom, The retreat
hae unuueatlonnbly coat the uuaatnn
dear! In the matter of men, aupplle
and heavy gun.
Toklo, Match 8. Advlcea received
here todny corroborate the defeat of
Kuropatkln ' and ' that he was bad!
beaten In the bloodiest battle of the
Mukden, March 8 (4:80 p. m.) The
Russian army Is evacuating all poal
tlona south of Mukden. They are now
burning 'warehouses containing mill-
'tary supplies, the fire lighting up the
; sky. -The withdrawal waa made neces
isary on account of th heavy conoen-,
f t ration of Japanese troopa west and
I northwest of Mukden. ,
Toklo, March 8. It Is believed here
Jthn Kuropatkln will ' be unable to
'evacuate or retreat without great laaa
in men and guns. The t attle Is the
bloodiest of the war. The estimated
Japanese loaaea la 50,000 and that of
the Rusalans much exceed these fig-
I Inauait Poitoonad.
Honolulu, March . 8. The Inquest
Over the body of Mrs. Stanford was
tmtwiiitil until tomorrow evening The
iKilke aurround the runt In great my
tcry- . ... .
Common Carrier. ' .
Jeffuraon' City, Mitrclr I.The arnftU:
t''Hy, rmai'r a bill ioaklu;etl pIik-
llnea carrying oil, common camera.
Moioow Caiette Advocate Cruihlng
8U- Peterahurg, March , ,.- A
nntlon cauaed'hetg ioluy by
an (tutorial in tne Moacotr uaxette, tiv
traditional Bpokeaman" of the auto
cracy, dflflarlng that tn prctit f
yolt ekould be put jdown he ttne
faaltloit lu witkh .Michael . Muravleff
cruahed, Uie, I'ollah and , Llthuunuan
reMlloi, In'msj. -' .
Important Ooltton by a Seattle, WS
Sent Hit, March . In paaalng upon
a motion to atria out certain interro
gation proponed by Mayor A. E. Zook
of Ballard, , who la being aued for
breach of promt by Mia Roena B.
drover, becaue he refuaed to marry
her on the ground that ah waa afflict
ed with conaumptlon, Superior Judge
AlberUon baa held that the queatlotta
muat be anawered. The court declared
that In the marriage contract three
parti were concerned the man, the
woman and the elate; and that If It
could be ehown that the marriage , of
the plaintiff and the defendant would
reeult In the production of progeny,
which would be emitted with a dl"
transmitted by either parent, then-It
waa the duty of the atate to prevent
auch marring god further that the
defendant tn a eult brought for dam-
aitee for refusal to nwry ahouIJ Dot
Question of Municipal Ownership
Involved In Rewll
If Property of Railroad Operating
Chicago Can Not Be Purchased at
Fair Valuation, Condemnation
Chicago, March 8. The Tribune to
For the (list time In th history of
Chicago thv valuation "of a large
mount of Outstanding1 Htot ks an
bonds hnve nt-rome .lepciulent on tht
result of a municipal election.
The quest ion Interesting the holder
of securities amounting to over SI OS
000.000, Is "What Is to be the price
paid by the city for the street railway
propertlea In the event, of municipal
ownership?" John Mnynnrd Ilarlun, re
publican and Judge Edward F. Dunne,
democrat, the oppoalng. candidates for
mayor, have been anked the question
Judge Dunne said he would pay the
value of the tangible property And ex
Istlng franrhlai-a on a valuation to be
agreed upon by arbitration if possible.
If not, then condemnation proceedings
would be necessary.
Mr. Harlan replied that If the exist-
Ing Interests would not settle with tht
city on the city's terms then It would
be war, with the city buying nothing
from the companies, but proceeding In
dependently of them.
The value of the 1 105.000,000 and
over outstanding trnctlon stocks and
bonda depends, In the evtent of muni
cipal ownership, on the price to be
paid by the city. Neither cnndldate fot
mayor has announced what he thought
to be the consideration over and above
the tangible assets, which, are accord
ing to an expert, only 127.000,000, .
8hy of 8oada.
Florence, March 8. The " Countess
Montlgnoso, (formerly crown princes
of Saxony), haa .been obliged to give
up her villa, at Paplniavo and haa
taken rooms ln a hotel at Flesole. The
countess statea that the charge la ne
cessary until her former husband. King
Frederick Augustus of Saxony, elthe
voluntarily or by other efforts, ; pays
her the allowance agreed upon at the
time of her divorce.
Thousands of - Men Are
HAyoc' of siEGfi ) giJns
Russians Preparing to Retreat and
Are Fighting to Protect
MUKDEN IS BOUND TO FALL
Attempt of the Ructfant to Break th
Japan Center and Wing Are'
Repuleed With Terrific to
and Battl, Will Soon End. .
Kurokl'a Ifeadqunrtw ( In
the Field. March 7, via Ruaan Delayed
In Transmission). The tenth day of
the Japanese attack flnds the battu
progressing favorably. Its long dura
tion waa expected and It will probably
continue several day more before It
a concluded. The Japanese forces
have rearhod' nearly to Mukden, with,
in two mile of tht.4 railway: annate
The. Rusalans everywhere are-mak
Ing tt desperate resistance, .frequently
trying offensive operations and arrang
Ing every defensive device of modern
warfare. The Jlghtlna 'resembles , a
alege more than a Held battl. The
paat two nights there haa been ftghta
in front and enat of Wltosan. The
enemy were closely engaged while the
Ruaalan batteries shelled the trenches
and alar shells were used to Illuminate
Hand grenudea are employed freely
In close fighting.
Last night the Russians attempted
to break the Japanese line by crossing
the river west of Wltosan, but they
were repulsed. It wa quiet on this
front lixluy with the exception of some
artillery work this morning. This af
ternoon red cross flags were raised In
order that the wounded lying on the
slopes and between the hills north of
the river might be collected.
The Red Cross people were busy fot
several hours. -
The soldiers from the trench took
advantage to walk about freely for th
first time tn several days. f
Judging by the long profession of
ambulances traveling northward, the
Russia na hnve many wounded".
During the first week of the battle
there waa a succession of snow and
sand storms from the north blowing
constantly In the face of the Japanese,
The past three days have been mtld
and sunny and the night sharp
General Oku's Headquarters In th
Field, March , via Fusan (Delayed ln
t ransmission) uenerai Oku s army
ontinued the attack on the vlllageii
In tn angle formed by the railway and
the Hun river, capturing two. of them.
The Rusalans are making a fierce re
sistance, . . desperately attempting . . to
hold the rullway until the muln arm
etreata.. Uoth sides have brought Into
play many heavy guns. The battle to.
day has been largely an artillery duel,
The attack towards the railway con
tlnuea. j - .
Toklo, March 8, (Noon) Imperial
army headquarters makes the follow
lug announcement today:
In the direction; of Slngklng, on tht
morning of March 6" our forces ad
vanced toward Nualjeh, Brst oocupy
Ing Plnshlhata and then Hualjen.
"The situation in the' direction of
Tleta and Manchutan la unchanged. -
III the direction of the Shukhe river.
east of the railway at S o'clock' In the
morning of March ?, the enemy's ar
tillery ' concentrated Its lire on tht
lines between Ta mountain and Wan.
pao mountain and a large body of In
fantry attacked us, but was entirely
repulsed by 4 p. m.
''West of the railroad station we oc
cupied East Hanchempo at 11 a. m. on
March 7 and, later we repulsed an at
tempt Of the enemy ;to retftke the right
bank of the Hun river.
"There are indications of the enemy's
gradual rei.rUrccmont, and of a gath
erlfig or trooj ln the vicinity of Tang
ahlton, aevm inlka eouthweat of Muk
"We mptured two-thlrda of the vll
lage of Llkuanpao, repulalng a counter
attack made by the enemy with a dl
UNION IRON WORKS.
Reorganixed and Officer Ar Elctd.
8n J-rancliKii, March 8 The flret
annual met-tlng of the etockholiiera of
the t'nlon Iron Work alnce the re
organlaatton and the final disappear
ante of the connisc.tlon with the United
Statca , Shipbuilding , Company took
place twloy. The elation of officer
took place aa follow:'
Robert Foray th, representing the
Ht'hwab intereata, president; George
Fredrick, vice president; K. M. Mc
II vain, treasurer and MaUtant aecre
Theee are all member of the board
of director. The other elected mem
bera of the board are Charles K. Cham
plon, Hugh Blackman and A. E. Foe
ter. The director are all San Fran
claco men with the exception of Me
era Mcuvam ana Snyder, who art
from Bethlehem, Pa,
Germany Will Increa Calvary and
"" " ' Infantry. " - - -Berlin,
Marrtt 8. The government
measures to Increase the cavarly by
t aquadrons haa been rejected by the
appropriations committee of the reich
stag, against the earnest protests w
War Minister Von Elnem. The govern.
ment'a Increases In the Infantry afcJ
artillery establishments were granteo
but the members of the committee pf
all partie oncer-the- center---party'
voted against additions to ,he cavalry.
The ovr4ment ilouWleea will not ac
cept this tiffrat but wlU' urgently pre
Last Day of the Washington Ltg
BILL TO PROTECT THE.CLAMS
Legislature Appropriate 15000 for th
Purpose . of Totting th DicpuUd
Boundary Line Between th
Olympla, March 8. Tommorow is
the end of the ninth legislative session,
A . number of blllrt were disposed of
today. . . The - house killed the senuU
bill prohibiting boycotts;, passed the
senate bill creating an additional one
per cent tax on premiums for insur
anc companies, which goea to a relief
fund for pensioning disabled firemen;
passt'j the senate bill creating the
office of public printer and fixing the
schedule of charges for atate work;
passed the house oil Inspection bill,
which . creates a state ' inspector Cand
requires all Illuminating oils to Sub
mit to HO; degree flrejtest.
The senate" kitted the direct primary
bill; .Indefinitely postponed house bill
providing for . the appointment ' Of a
'ommlssloh "to Investigate the condition
of lands granted to the state and to
report needed changes In the land laws
two years hence.
The senate passed the bill' carrying
J.'.OOO appropriation for the purpose of
carrying on proceedings to settle the
dispute between Oregon and Washing
ton over the boundary llnea of the Co
lumbia river. Governor Mead la In
structed, 'under the provisions Ofth
bill to authorise the attorney genera!
to Institute 'an 'action In ihe United
States court to fettle the dispute Ovet
the ttltle to 'the' Desdemonla sands at
the mouth of the Columbia river. Tha
bill ' providing for a closed season-for
digging clams on the Pacific coast wat
passed. Thebltl prohibiting the dig.
glng of clams 'tor commercial purposes
during the months of June, July and
August. ' " 1 . !
Pir in St. Loui. '"
East St. Louis, March 8. The plant
of Missouri Mall able Iron Company on
First street waa damaged by fire to
the extent of 1130,000 early this morn
Work of the Canal Com
mission FEW RADICAL CHANGES
President Roosevelt is Dissatisfied
With The Work of the
NEW MEN ARE APPOINTED
Owing to th Mmbr of th Panama
Canal Commisaion Being Mor In
trtd in Draving Salaries '
Than Building Canal.
Washington, . March tV-Radlcal
changes are to be nude In the person
nel of. 'the Panama canal commission
President Roo&eveti has let membt rs
of congress know that he Is not at all
Satisfied wlta thlWk hi the toaimts
lan 'ui It at present la constituted. He
!f hoped fcrtngress:' 'at he' aUsfon
which closed last Saturday, would en
act legislation tmdr vhlch he could
reconstruct the commission, and place
tne wora vi ounaing tne canal on a
more practicable bastai than now ex
lata Congress, however, did not tak
the Initiative, contenting Itself wfth
extending the operation of the Spooner
act until congress should provide other
legislation. ' .
While no authoritative statement
concerning the president's intentions
la obtainable at the White House, it is
known ,to be his purpose to make such
changes in the membership of the
canal commission as ln his judgment
will facilitate work on the great
waterway. His desire. It is under
stood, Is to reduce the commission to
three members, all of whom shall be
practical engineers of eminence. Un
der the Spooner act, one of these en
glneers must be from the navy and
one from the army. Admiral John O.
Walker now represents the navy and
General George W. Davis the army on
the commission. It Is said positively
hat Admiral Walker will not continue
long as a member of the commission.
The achievements of the body under
the direction of Admiral Walker have
not been satisfactory to the president
As constituted now, the commission
la sntd to be unwieldy. It is regarded
as containing too many elements which
have to be adjusted, one to another.
before anything definite can be done.
To remedy this defect the president. It
believed, will reduce the member
ship of the body ana place ln imme
dlate supervision of the canal work-
men who will work in consonance with
the ideas of himself and Secretary
Taft. In doing this, the president will
exercise his discretion about appoint
Ing seven members of the body, as pro'
Ided for under the Spooner act. It is
ery likely, indeed,' that eventually he
111 reduce the commission to three
members, simply by not filling the
places of those whose resignations hav
been accepted. By adopting such
plan as Is here outlined, the president
hopes to get together a homogeneous
and harmonious working force a force
that will achieve results. ,
Charges .Preferred Againat Captain
i Kirkman of Philippine.
Washington, March 8. Captain O.
W. Kirkman, Twenty-firth Infantry,
who la being tried by court-martial at
Ftart Niobrara, Kan on charges of
scandalous conduct to the prejudice or
good order and military discipline has
tendered his resignation as an officer
of the army, and the question of its ac
ceptance is under consideration by the
president and the secretary of war.
The court engaged ln the trial haa
taken a recess until May 10 ln Order
to await the receipt of certain evidence
from the Philippines, . .
In the meantime additional charges
of a serious character have been pre.'
ferred against Captain Kirkman, and
it Is said to be unlikely that he will be
allowed to quit the service without
punishment ' ' " "'
Expected That Ca Will Close To
, morrow. -Cleveland,
March 1 The case of the
government against Mrs. Chadwlck
waa completed this afternoon. The
most Important feature of the day waa
the admission of evidence showing that
Mr. Chadwlck had drawn drafts on
the bank for 180.000 at the tlm sh
had nothing in the bank to draw from.
The drafts were Indorsed by President
Beckwlth and Cashier Spear, ft is
believed that but a short time will b
required by the defense to present Its
case, and that the argument will com-'
mence before tomorrow's adjourn
ment. " '
Oelng to Manila' "
Washington,' March 8. Quartermas
ter General Humphrey haa arranged
for the transportation, of the battal
ion of Philippine' scWs now In tils
city, back to the Philippines on the
transport Thomas, scheduled to sail
from Ban Francisco on March 81. The
second Squadron of the Eighth cavalry
will proceed to the Philippines In the
same vessel. The scouts left here to
day for Port Thomas, Ky, where they
will remain until they leave for San
Francisco to embark for home.
Cortelyou Select Secretary.
Washington, Maroh 8. The first ap
pointment made by Postmaster Gen
eral Cortelyou was that of H. C. Wea
ver of Ohio to be his private secretary.
Mr. Weaver sustained" this relation to
Mr.' Cortelyou during the last 'two
years of his White House work, went
with him to the department of com
merce and labor, then to New Tork
when Mr. Cortelyou assumed the man.
agement of the republican national
'1 n" '!-
Republicans in Favor of Seating
TALK OF LIEUT. GOVERNOR
Democrats Hold Caucus and Decide
to Vote for Adams While Repub
lican Hav Decided to Vet
for Peabody. . " """""
Denver, March 8. The Joint con
vention of the Colorado legislature to
consider the contest for governor be
tween Governor Peabody and Governor
rAdams haa been ln session all da.
and no definite results have been ob
tained. The Indications are' that it
will result In a party vote resulting in
deadlock, so far as the Joint con
vention Is concerned. The democrats
held a caucus tonight and decided to
Ignore the reports and opinions of the
experts and vote for the seating of
Adams. '' The republicans were ap.
prised of this fact, and they have de
cided to vote for P.'abody. ' ' A few of
the members are In favor of Ignoring
both Adams and Peabody and voting
to seat Lieutenant Governor McDon
ald as a compromise, and present In
dications seem favorable to this ac
tion being taken.
At the Usual Place for the Usual
San Francisco, March 8. According
to a report brought from Central
America by the steamer Acapulco, Just
arrived at this port, revolutions are
threatened In the Guatemala and Nica
ragua; ;' 1 ' ' ; ;;
President Cabrera of Guatemala and
President Zelaya of Nicaragua are said
to be very unpopular with the masse
In their respective countries. Cabrera
Is trying to avoid trouble by opening
up the new railroad to the gulf coast
which Is expected to stimulate trade.
In Nacaragua the situation Is said
to be greatly strained over the new law
compelling priests to appear In citl
iens" clothes Instead of Cossacks. ' The
church la very strong throughout the
country and the law dictating the style
of garb for the church leaders has from
the first met with opposition.