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VOLUME LVIV. NO. 183
ASTORIA, OREGON. TUESDAY, MAY 16. 1905J
PRICE FIVE CENTS
"Manchuria War Zone not
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CHINA IS EVASIVE
Russians Offering Slight Resistance
j lo Japanese In Manchuria.
GREAT ADVANTAGE TO JAPAN
it l Hegarded Tkat the Jsonnsss Ad-
venees Will Be Serious and Pro
. vent Ruiili From Msklng Any Sue
j sssful Fight Against Jap.
SL Petersburg, May 15.-Jarn has
Wueed (p agree to definition of ths
)lml( of th war uoam In Mongolia
Vest of the present positions of the
jMttute. Until after the Russian defeat
!t Mukd-n and while the operation
were confined In Manchuria ths neu
tral iorU WM well labllsheif al-
though charfi of vlolallon were made
by Mh belligerent". North of Tie
Pass Mongolia juts eastward acrom
the railroad, and the limit of the tone
of hostilities hu never bn Axed. In
vta of th tart tbnt the Jrn
used Uetn-Mln-Tun , to effect their
turning movement ntrulnt Mukden.
General LtnevlUh asked the author
ities at St. Petersburg to obtain a defi
nition of the line northward.
Rui"lft made propnaaia thn th ov
-rrnmmti at 1'ckln mark the sne. but
the answers from China were evasive.
Japan dwllnlng to bind herself. For
the present, therefore. General Ltne
vltch la fr to take such measures aa
Ji, dwrns proper to protect himself
from a hostile movement In the direc
tion of Mongolia.
Th Russians are offering alight re
lnUiiice to Japanese pressure on the
east and west, and are foiling back
on the flrat line of defense. The Rus
aluri udvaneo poata covtf a front of
nbout 100 mlle, etendlng fitim Blng-Man-Tau
on the Llao river In a aouth
netfrly direction acroaa the railroad
above Chang-Tu-Fu to the Mandarin
rend leading to Klrln, to Kama! poaa,
about 70 mllea due ut of Tie Paaa
The Ruaalan cavalry protect both
-wing.; amall bodies being pipbably
beyond th XJao river, In Mongolia
to guard agaltut a turning movement.
Experts belike, however, that Oy
ma'a purpoae la to thruat In from' the
tt, turn Klrln and Intrrpoae hlmaeif
between Harbin and adlvoatok. pre
paratory to the Inveetment of the lat
ttr plae. Llnevltch'a illapoaltlona
ffl eapeclally tnken to meet auch a
' plnn. He would not give battle along
tela preaent line, but would gradually
retire and drhw In hla force to tha
main Ruaalan poaltlona, which extend
du enat and weet from Klrln, though
Kuon-Chang-Tau to Hunl-Tal-Hulen,
A conalderable force of troopa la alo
reported to be due enat of Klrln, aa
Tar aouth aa the Tumen river, to con
teat the Japanea advanoe northeaat
ward toward .Vladlvoatok.
It la not regarded aa certain that
tM Japunea advance will really be
erlou. Oyama la known to have re
ceived large relnforoctnenta, which
have filled the Japanese ranks, and
lie brought up Immense quantities of
auppllea and ammunition after the
battle) of Mukden, both by way of
Haln-Mln-Turt andl over the recon
structed Mtnchurlan railroad.
Up to yesterday the Ruaalan advance
-poets had generally retired about IS
mllea. General Llnevltch's headquar
ters are at Hua-Shu Faee..
Tedsrst Grand Jury at Chlosge 8eoure
Chicago, May 15. The members of
the federal grand Jurty investigating
the affairs of the beef pncklng' Indus
try today learned all of tha details of
the manner In which the1 officials of
, the Aetna Trading Company kept their
took This company, It la aald, was
the means by which the packer wr
uppoaed to hsvl fanned th beef
trust and transacted ecret bualntsa.
Natiouul bank Exainlner ' Btart'ck,
who for nearly two months has been
studying over the books found In the
alx trunks taken from the First Na
tional bank building safety vault,
has completed his task and appeared
before the Inquisitors today, He will
continue his testimony tomorrow.
Through these books found In the
trunks it Is assent! that the secret
system of the Aetna Trading Company
has been revealed and all persons con
nected with the operation of the com
pany are known. ,
CVEN MEN ARRESTED. .
Charges! With Causing the Wreck on
the Santa Pee Read. .
Emporia, Kan.. May 15. 8 even mn
were arrdated this afternoon by the
San6a Fee detective on suspicion of
bqlng connected with the wreck of
tiwln No. II. yesterday. Five were re
leased and two were held for further
Investigation. All were former rail
road men. There- Is no sign of the
two passengers said to be missing. ,
Smith Is Home Again.
San Frsndecp, May 15. Edward J,
flmlth, the defaulting tax collector of
this city, has arrived here In the cus
tody of two detectives and was landed
safely in the central police station.
where be Is now confined.
LQOMIS AND BOIN
Formal Trial of Issues Commenced
PREFER COUNTER CHARGES
Minister Bowen of Venexuela Appear
ed Before President Roosevelt in the
Matter of Investigation of Charges
Preferred Against Loomia.
Waahlngton, May 15. The formul
trlul of the laus becween Acting
.secretary of State Loomls and Mln
ister Bowen began today when Bowen
preeented himself at the White House,
He sent his card Inst night to Presi
dent Roosevelt and followed It this
morning by appearing in person at the
White Houe, where h was received
by the prealJent, who told him as he
had come to answer his summons he
would be pleased to have the minister
call at ones on Secretary Taft
Bowen accordingly went to the war
department and spent a short time in
conversation with the secretary, sfter
which, on the advice of the secretary.
Bowen returned to the hotel and be.
gnn preparing an anawer to the coun
ter charges preferred by Mr. Loomls
that Bowen instigated the circulation
of unfounded reports against his su
perior in office, . ... , .
AERONAUT INJURE. D
Nsrrow Esospe from Desth at Chutes
Park, Loa Angeles.
Los Angelea,' May 15. William M.
Morton ,an aeronaut, was severely in
jured and had a narrow escape from
death at Schutes park by being dashed
against a telegraph pole as his balloon
arose from the ground. Morton waa
rendered unconacloua, but being
strapped to the bar of the parachute,
he did not fall. The balloon rose rap
Idly, carrying the unconscious man,
dangling from the bar. .The large
crowd of spectators at the yark who
witnessed the ascension, were horri
fied and expected every moment to
see the man drop to the ground. But
the balloon gradually lost its lifting
power from gas evaporation and soon
settled to the ground, some distance
from the park. Morton struck In the
branches of a tree and rolled to the
ground in th rear yard of a residence.
He was not injured in the descent. He
was still unconscious from his Arab in
jury,' however, , and was immediately
talyn to the receiving hospital where
he revived. His injuries were found
to consist of only a lengthy scalp
wound and some minor bruises.
Toklo, May 15. The steamer Kilo
atruok a mine and sank off Port Ar
thur! on May 11.
Davis Says Kan Patterson
Claims That Nan Patterson Killed
Caesar Youni But Untv
DEFENDED ATTORNEY RAND
Justice Vernon M. Davis' Astonishes
Those Present at Monthly Dinner of
Phi Delta Phi Club by Speech en
the Nan Psttsrson Murder Trial.
New Tork. May 15. Somewhat to
the astonishment of those present at
the monthly dinner tonight of the Phi
Delta Phi Club, an organisation of
lawyers, Justice Vtrnon M. Da via,
gave hla opinion on the guilt of Nan
Patterson while making an argument
In defense of Assistant Attprney Rand.
Justice Duvla, who presided at the
first two trials of the former chorus
girl, said sch lied from beginning to
end, and It was his opinion that a
majority of the community now be
llved that Mlaa Patterson held the
platol by which Toung was shot; that
Smith bought the weapon and gave It
to her, charging ber at the same time
with duty of scaring Toung Into sup
porting her and the Smith family.
In the middle of Justice Davis" re
marks, the reporttrs were aaked to
leave the room, but before they bad
reached the door, the speaker called
them back, saying hei left It entirely
to their discretion as lo what parts of
his speech were to be used. In the
cause of his remarks he said:
"In the second trial before the de
fendant went on Ue stand. It was quite
obvious that she was telling falsehoods
from beginning to end. Yell she was
a woman. She was young. Naturally
public opinion sympathized with her
The people seemed to know that she
was not telling the truth and the great
public of New Tork said: why should
she not lie? Let har lie. Let her get
the benefit of her lies. I don't mean
to say that she took the pistol from
her reticule and shot him Inside, but I
bel!we she had the platol and In the
course of the conversation and conse
quent, struggle the pistol went off and
the man wae killed. I believe, more
over, that had she told the story on
the wtntess stand as it really hap
pened, the second Jury would have ac
YACHT RACE READY.
Eleven Large Sailing Yachts Ready to
. Compete for Prizes.
New Tork, May 15. Th valuable
cup and three other prizes offered by
the German emperor, 11 large sailing
yachts assembled In the Inner harbor
today, prepared 'to start tomorrow on
a race across the north Atlantic
Eight contestants are vessels owned
in this country, two from England and
Germany has one. A representative of
Emperor William, assisted by a com
mlttew of American yachtsmen, will
start the fleet at I o'clock tomorrow oft
Candy Hook lightship. The finish will
be at Lizard on the English coast,
where a German warship will await
the winner. , f
Evidently in About, the 8s me Pisos It
Hss Been for Month.
London, May 15. A dispatch from
Saigon to the Assoclal Press stating
that the Russian fleet sailed north
ward from the vicinity of Honkoe May
14 is the latest news available in Lon
don regarding the movements of Ro-
JefctvenJky. A dispatch from Hong
Kong to the Mall says Hamilton King,
American minister at Bangkok, who is
a passenger on board the steamer Pit
sanuloke states that on May 11 the
steamer passed 14 Russian warships
24 miles north of Kamranh bay.
According to the Telegraph's Toklo
correspondent during the great storm
several days sgo the Japanese convert
e4j cruiser NokMo, waa damaged by
striking a reef off Fuss a The corre
spondent further says that It has been
ascertained that the Russian fleet has
tk ravished a wlitafrvs; Ration ton
French territory and communicated
with St Petersburg by way of Salgoa
A Norwegian stesmer, the Tele
graph's correspondent, says, reports
having beard cannonading from 9 to
11 o'clock on the morning of May It,
in S3, 45 north latitude and 129.20 east
longitude and a Japanese torpedo boat
was seen running in the direction.
LOWER COURT REVERSED.
Yakima Indisns Will Not Lose Treaty
- Right of 1859.
Washington, May 15. The supreme
court today by reversing the lower
court, decided that the Taklm In.
dlans will not lose their rights Issued
by the treaty of 1S5 to fish for sal
mon In the Columbia river where
Wlnana brothers secured a license
from the state of Washington to op
erate fish traps. - '
Prank H. Willis Desd.
San Rafael. Cal, Mar 15. Frank IL
Willis, secretary of GoodalL Perkins
Co. and a well known business man
of San Francisco, dropped dead shortly
afternoon today while climbing Mount
Tamalpals In the company of his son.
Appeal Made for Financial Aid by
BELIEVED STRIKE WILL END
Employers Opsrsted Over Two Thou
sand Wsgons snd Hsd No Difficulty
to Deliver Goode to the Vsrious
Portions of the City arid Suburbs.
Chicago, May 15. As a result of
today's developments of the teamster's
strike, the employers predict a speedy
end of the strike. The white labor
leaders assert that the strike will
spread and be aldedj financially by
unions all over the country. An ap
peal for funds has been sent out by
President Gompers of the American
Federation of labor, which gives color
to the latter conclusion.
What the employers take as an In
dication of tha end of the strike was
the telegram sent by PrestJent Shea
of the teamsters' union to President
Gompers. The telegram) waa to ar
range for a meeting of the federation
of labor to be held In Chicago the lat
ter, part of this week.. Shea tele
graphed Gompers to come to Chicago
forthwith. Theae men are the same
as was called to Chicago last year and
put an end to the strike of the stock
The employers today operated 3000
wagons, practically without injury,
many dellverlea being made in the.
resident portion of the city, and were
made w.lthou police protection.
a. pracucai armistice in tne team
sters' strike was declared tonight, to
last until the officers of the inter-
naJonal brotherhood, , of jteamster
meet here either Wednesday or Thurs
day. At a meeting of the teamsters'
Joint council tonight to reconsider the
action of last Saturday night, when it
was decided to refuse the demand of
the team owners' association that de
ll voiles be made to housea where the
strikes exist, members of the oouncll
reaffirmed their stand and decided that
they could not aocedei to the demands
of the team owners' association.
BODY TAKEN TO NEW YORK.
Richard Croker Takes the Body of
His Brother Home.
.Kansas City, May 15. Richard
Croker, Jr., taking the body of Herb
ert V. Croker, who died on the Santa
Fee train Friday ntgh today for New
Tork. Croker madei a partial Investi
gate of the circumstances of his
brother's death. He left convinced that
his death was due to the excesslvt use
of tobacco and liquor and the use of
Murder Committed at Sao
WAS RUSSIAN NIHILIST
Kills Two Men, a Boy and a
Woman and Then Kills !
INTOXICATED AT THE TIME
Believed to Have Become a Raving
Manias. Over Drink and Breeding
Over Nihilists Troubles in Russia
. Which Was the Cause of Murder.. '
San Diego, May 15. Armed with a
rifle, revolver and dirk, each which
wtjre used wkh deadly dexterity, a
mad man ran amuck In this city to
day killing two men, a boy and a' wo
man and wounding two other persons
and finally blowing off the top of his
own head, dying In a few minutes.
The three victims lived In the same
house with the slayer, the fourth per
son who he killed and itwo men who
were wounded, resided a half mile
away and it was In their house that
the maniac took his own life.
Tha man who enacted this ghastly
tragedy was W. P. Robinson, about 40
years old fit powerful build and. quite
well educated. The precise causes
which led him to the wholesale mur
der, may never be ascertained. It was
known, however, that he was a heavy
drinker; that he was intensely inter
eajfed in the Nlrjllst movtnnt In
Russia and that against two or three
of the victims he fancied some petty
grievance. On the other hand, he had
been said to be ordinary good natured
and Inclined to be generous, and one
of the last persons in the world to
take a human life. The general sup
position is that drink and brooding
over the Klhllsts brought on an at
tack of homicidal mania.
New York Confederate Will Not Par
tieipate in Memorial Services.
New Tork. Msy 15, The New Tork
confederate camp, whose Invitation by
Grant post to participate in the Me
morial day parade In Brooklyn led to
adverse criticism, has written to the
Memorial day committee declining to
Join In the parade. The camp an
nounces its intention to accompany
Grant post after the parade, to the
tomb of general Grant and there take
part In the ceremonies.
JAPNNESE LANDING TROOPS.
Rumored Thst Thirty Thousand Jap-
anese Landed at Korea.
New Tork, May 15. A delayed dis
patch from the Herald correspondent
at Seoul, Korea, by way of Chefoo,
says it was rumored early last week
In the Korean capital that the Jap
anese recently landed S 0,000 troops at
Large quantities of .military stock
have landed recently at Pukcheng, to
the north of Hamhung. The Indica
tions point, the correspondent asserts.
to an advance being made shortly on
Vladivostok. ; ... .-.!;
General censorship, which of kite has
been more lax, is again being rigidly
Dr. Robert 8. MoArthur Celebrates
. . 8srvioes for Church.
New Tork, May 15. Rev. Dr. Rob
ert S. Mc Arthur has celebrated the
close of his 35th year as pastor of
Calvary Baptist church, In West 57th
street. Great crowds! attended the
services in commemoration of the day.
In his 15 years of service Dr. MoAr
thur is said never V have missed a
Sunday through Illness. He will be
gin his stth year by starting an Im
portant movement of a missionary
nature In this city, plans for which he
is now maturing.
In discussing the present state et
religious affairs in New Tork Dr. Mc
Arthur expensed the view that while
leas attention is given In this city now
than In 1(70 to the outward forma of
religion and the strict observance of
the first day pi, the week, a broader
humanitarian spirit is everywhere ap
parent; ... . , .
FIRE IN CHICAGO.
Fifty Horns Killed at the Atlas Brew--tog
Company, ., . ,. - ,
Chicago, May 15. Fifty horses were
killed la a fire early today in the stable
of the Atlas Brewing Corn pan y. The
lose on the building waa alight '
In the barn, a two-story brick struc
ture, there were 80 horses, when a
small blase started in the rear of the
building. The night watchman ran to
the stable and untied aa many of tha
horses as he could before. the smoke
drove him out Thus SO horse wet
saved.' ;'( 'I.'..'"
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Richard Hsath Arrested.
Baker field. May 11. Richard Heath,
waa arrested In Kern City this after
noon upon oroVr from Dayton, Wastu
Heath Is wanted there for grand larc-
Berketdjr, May 15. The Japan
baseball team from the university of
Waseda were defeated today by the
univcralty of California nine by a
score of 5 to 0. -
GREATER NEW YORK
Important Decision Expected from
United States Supreme Court
Enormous Amount of Tsxes Due the
City from Large Corporations Which
Will Reduce the Indebtedness and
Permit Extensive Improvements. ,
New Tork, May 15. Twenty-six
million dollars will be contributed to
the tax fund of Greater New Tork if
the decision which is expected today
from tha United States supreme court
of the franchise tax law should be
favorable to the city.
In the hope of a victory for the city.
Comptroller F. Rout has for the last
three days had his office force busy
preparing a complete) tabulation of all
the taxes due the city under the fran
chise tax law, together with Interest
since the law went Into effect in 1300.
This is the first tabulation . made for
three years, and the totals staggered
the city officials, far surpassing the ex
pectations even of Comptroller Grout
For Manhattan alone the amount
due Is $17,904,700, which Includes 12,
880,200 on the unpaid taxes.
From all the boroughs the total
amount due for taxes alone without
any calculation for interest or penal-
tie Is 322,141,863. 1 To this sum there
is to be added about $3,500,000, and at
least another million for penalties
which will raise the totai to $37,000,000.
These figures bring the amounts due
to June 1 next. ,
As soon as the decision is received
the comptroller will take steps to col
lect tha money, if it be favorable to
the city. . . ... . vuW
That the city would win the suit
and collect the taxes has been anti
cipated all along by the officials and
they have made finaclal arrangements
accordingly. Consequently a defeat.
would, completely upset all . calcula
tions upon which the clty'a financial
arrangement shave been made for the
last threa years. Next to the loss to
the city treasury of $26,000,000 that
had been counted npon, the most ser
ious result would be the effect on the
debt limit It would cut down the dbt
limit by more than one third. Th
upholding of the law would by no
means add $28,000,000 to the amount
available: for use In new improve
ments, as It would be devoted t ret
deeming revenue bonds which hav
been lssuevl in anticipation of its col
These bonds will be redeemed aa
they fall due and thus the margin of
the clty'a indebtedness will be reduced
by that amount .