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PORTLAND, OREGON, TUESDAY EVENING, FEBRUARY 23. 1904.
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A Frenchman Wants to
Fight Charles Schwab;
, May Issue Challenge
AMERICAN NOT WORRIED
Rogniat Says Schwab Inspired De
famatory Newspaper Articles
Concerning Him- After
Another Man. .
(Journal Special Serrtce.).
Taris, Feb. 23. M. Rogniat, who is
making every effort to involve Charles
, M. Schwab in a duel, admits that ha
cannot fight a duel because of his
$26,000 being held by a mercantile trust,
but he asserts that there Is cause for
a duel m view of the fact that Scfiwab
Inspired defamatory newspaper articles
concerning Rognlat. , Hep declares h
possesses proofs, which when complete,
hrt will send to Schwab's seconds..
Schwab laughs at tha idea 4f a duel.
.3 If says, like Franklin,, he holds anti
duejlng principles. Any way he ' would
, not fight with a man of Rogntat's char-
' acter. Schwab Is not losing sleep nor la
his appetite . threatened: on account of
a duel. 'He slept until noon today and
tonight was dining with Col, Rowland
-..Thompson and .lanlly, -of Chicago
' Rognlat is doubly furious because he
heard that John W. Young spent $1,000
on a birthday dinner for his fiancee. He
declares Young also spent his monejf in
riotous living in fans. .
STAGE CAPSIZES )N
.' (Hunt 8ioUl SerTlce.) ----1
Redding, Cel., Feb. 23. In crossing
Kast Weaver creek yesterday, one mile
east of Weavervllle, the four-horse Red
ding stage was capsised in the storm
swollen stream. One of ' the leaders
stumbled and. falling, caused the other
horses to be powerless. The driver,
Dick Heath, and Swamper Sam Miller,
. who was riding horseback, succeeded in
freeing the other horses. Fortunately
no passengers were aboard, The stage
rolled over and over and came to a stop
in shallow water a quarter of a mile
below. . Driver Heath saved himself by
grasping overhanging branches and
pulling himself up on an island. He
was . rescued three-quarters of an hour
later. All mail ind express matter was
, swept down stream, but was recovered
during the day. The strong box was
. also recovered. ,
' NO KOREAN EXHIBIT
AT ST. LOUIS FAIR
(fipeclal Piapatch to The Journal.)
St. Louis, .Feb. 23. .-The far eastern
, waii Is proving costly to the Louisiana
Purchase exposition and the Russian ex
hibit is not the Only one that has been
sacrificed. . Korea has -withdrawn from
, participation in the exposition and has
. officially notified the management of
the exposition to that effect. Official no
tification was received oh February 11,
but It was not made public until late
last night. . .
At the administration building it was
assumed that the action of the two con
tending powers,. Rusala and Japan, In
making Korea the theatre of land opera
. tlons in the present war is largely re
sponsible for Korea's decision to aban
don her exhibit , .
JAMES MARTIN ENDS
LIFE ON CALLOWS
(Journal Special Service.) '
Helena, Mont., Feb. 23.-James Mar
Vin was hanged In the county Jallyard
in Butte at. 4:42 o'clock this morning
for the murder of John R. Williams ou
May 19, 1902, at the railroad Junction
near Butte. Robbery was the motive
for the crime; Martin's alleged partner.
' Charles Lenncx, participated In . the
noted jail delivery at , Butte several
months ago, an. Is still at large:
Martin's last, words were: "Good
bye. God bless you all." A few days
ago several prominent members of the
W. C. T. U. pleadtd with Governor Toole
for clemency on the ground that Martin
.. was ;ln. a dying cmdltlon, but the gov
ernor declined to literfere.
CABS XX AST tOS TUB JTJJtT.
' (Journal 8petal Service,) V' ;
Washington. 'Feb. 2J.--The climax of
'the Goff-Machen-Lotens trial occurred
today when Douglai. Counsel for the
' defense, and Conrad, tor the government,
made' their closing arguments to the
Jiiry.- The argument alone has occupied
lx -days. The Jury will probably re
celv tho case tomorrow afternoon.
This is a typical. Korean '.gendarme,
in conflict with soldiers of the Russian ;
nearly so fierce as he looks. .The Koreans
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Vladivostok Squadron Hesitates Although Battle
Expected Soon Russia May Be Called Into
Difficulty with ' China
(By E. Jm. Wilson, Special Correspondent
to Hearst Fapers.) s, .
London, : Feb. 23. Tha ; ladtvostok
squadron still manages to evade action,
though now- a large Japanese force
should bo concentrated against it and
battle cannot be ' long averted. , The
Japanese will experience difficulties In
searching the Japan sea, because of fog
and the severe weather. ' Unless Rus
sians are brought Into action the trans
portation tof a large force by Japan will
be an anxious matter. Tho report of a
single mythical Spanish cruiser sighted
off Cuba led the Amcrloan government
to suspend the movement of Us army to
Santiago., - , ',':?
In Korea the Russians are , pushing
steadily south.. Advanced parties have
been seen south of Anju.' .They were
probably scouting to obtain ' Contact
there with the Japanese, r This is no
indication of any considerable force-of
Japanese in Korea. Unless ice prevents
disembarkation - it is possible. - that
Japanese strategy' my be to draw the
Russian array south, keeping In front of
It only a small, force and then to strike
at Its line of communication . and . Its
rear by l landing a" large .army : In th
neighborhood of Tnkushan or even by
aiming, a blow at.' Niu Chwang and the
railway; In tue. rear ot for, Afthur,
one of the body which recently was
legation guard In Seoul. ,i He is not
are not much as fighting men...
This would threaten Russian com
munications perilously and compel an
immediate retreat from Korea. '1
Jt is clear thut Russia does not ex
pect any decisive fighting until August.
The fact that Koruapatkln has not gone
to the front yet shows that the Rus
sians are not yet ready to risk a great
battle on land. This' Is all the more
reason therefore for the Japanese to at
tempt to attack the Russian communi
cations before the Russians retire.
BZTZBX8 TO SABBTJf.
Busslan viceroy Xsts Tort Arthur
On4jr Twenty foreigners Left
v - ,Hearat Special Berrlce.) '' .
; London, - Feb. 23. Viceroy Alexleffa
retirement to Harbin Is now an, accom
plished fact. A correspondent cables
that Port Arthur is strictly -a fiaval
stronghold, the forts being manned by
naval gunners. - Only 20 foreigners are
now at Port Arthur and they are traders
disposing of . their merchandise. - Some
of them are under suspicion, and there
is a likelihood of their being arrested.
There are many complaints of unwar
ranted arrests,- unexplained -expulsions
and lofamatlon of 'character by Port
Aniiur poiic , . - . ;
Japan Sneaks Into Port
Arthur and Destroys
USES RUSSIAN SIGNALS
Czar's Officers Reported to Have
Been Completely Fooled .
Vigilance Was of No
(waihlnnton Borean ef The journal.)
Washington, Feb. 23. Advices
were received today by the Jap
anese minister dated Toklo stat
ing that the Russians had sus
tained another .disastrous defeat
at Port Arthur "at the hands, of
The cable states that four Rus
sian torpedo boat destroyers were
captured, which seriously cripples
the remainder of the czar's fleet
at that place.' - '
; . Under cover of darkness Bun
: day night Admiral Urit advanced ,
' eight iorpedo boats into the harbor,-
using Russian signals to
effect the purpose. .Not until too
late did the Russian commander
detect the game, and then not'
until four inactive destroyers
were taken unawares and cap
tured. One Is reported sunk.
The same dispatch was re
ceived at the state department
dated Toklo, and another bearing
the same Information came from
Chefoo. .The latter dispatch says
that the Japanese are sure of
victory and announce that they
can take Port Arthur at any
time they desire to concentrate
their forces. The reason for not
doing so at once is said to be
due to the fact that Russia has
practically given up the former .
stronghold as a point of great
advantage. In view of this fact
the Japanese say they will be
.content at the' present' to wipe
out the remaining vessels of the
Port Arthur fleet and then give
all attention to points at the
mouth of the Yalu and to the
protection of landing detach
ments of the Japanese army des
tined tor Manchuria and North
(Journal Rperlal SerTlce.)
Seoul, 'Feb. 23. The Russians are
steadily advancing southward. Six hun
dred soldiers have arrived at Songchin
on the northwest coast 100 miles, south
of the Talu river. Russian scouting
Jarties are now Immediately south of
Russians who were wounded in the
engagement off Chemulpo and who were
taken on board the Talbot, were trans
ferred to the Amphrltite which pro
ceeded to Hongkong with them.
Raiding parties of Japanese and na
tives of Siberia have attacked the .Si
berian railway and broken the line in
Five hundred refugees from Man
churia arrived here this, morning on the
German steamship) Oprole from Dalny.
Dalny is now crowded "with people of
all nationalities, a majority of whom
are penniless. How to feed them is the
problem. Every precaution possible Is
being taken against the outbreak of dis
ease, either on. the Junks' or on the
main land. Junks are now leaving here
with fresh provisions for Port Arthur.
TB88BXS BXABXT BZ7AXBS9.
Bnawlau Will Make aa Attack Im
Admiral Kakaroff Arrives.
(Journal Special SerTlce.)
Chefoo, Feb. 23. Repairs -on two of
the vessels damaged by the Japanese
torpedo boats In one of the attacks on
Port Arthur are nearly completed. The
ship will be ready for service within a
short time. The Russians now declare
that the Port Arthur fleet has In light
ing trim six battle ships, three cruisers,
10 .destroyers, and 26 torpedo boats,
carrying . in all nearly 10,000 men. It
Is expected that the arrival of Admiral
Makaroff -will be the signal for .a sally
against the Japanese efleet The Rus
sians confidently expect within a few
weeks to regain the naval supremacy.
OBJBAT BBZTAZH IS AGTXTX.
War Ships of Zdward v Concentrating"
Aloagthe 0 reek Archipelago.
(Journal Bpeatal Service.)
Constantinople, Feb. 28; The port
Is advised of the greatest activity
among the, vessels of - Russia's Black
Sea fleet and also at the Sebastopol
and Odeasa dock yards. ' It Is stated
that the concentrating of British war
ships along the Greek archipelago Is
.(Continued, ou Jwo.j,
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The photograph from which, this half-tone was takn Is in the possession of
a classmate of Admiral, Vrln at Annapolis and shows the flghttng Japanese sailor
as he appeared when a cadet at the United States naval academy.
JAPAN NOT TO
WAIT ON RUSSIA
Ailvices State That Czar Lost Many Men in
Outpost Fighting The Mikado Fears to
Wait Too Long, ' '
(Jonroal Special SerTlce.)
Toklo, Feb. 23. The war office offi
cials state that no one. battle has been
fought on the Talu In which 2,600 Rus
sians were killed,' but authentic news is
given out today that a number of
skirmishes, attacks and retreats have
occurred during ' the past 10 days In
which the Japanese - have had the de
cided advantage and that probably 2,500
Russians were killed.
The Russians are known to be' con
centrating at Harbin and It Is thought
that Japan must soon strike a blow
as danger of the czar getting too large
an army In the field is apparent. -
A report via' London states that Rus
sia scouts the idea that she cannot mass
an enormous -army . in ' Manchuria by
spring and claims the story that ' she
cannot move men to any advantage rap
idly over' the Siberian line Is not true.
She expects to meet the Japanese ad
vance with 600,000 men and troops are
said to be going to the front at the rate
of 3,000 a day. i ; - -
Japan on the other hand denies, hav
ing knowledge of any such Influx and al
leges she has Information offsetting, this
The movement of the, Japanese army
and navy is still carefully, guarded.
Nearly all correspondents are. certain
that active . outpost fighting has been
going on some time and that Japan must
soqa make an aggressive moye pa laud
AT PORT ARTHUR
or else lose considerable) prestige gained
by . the action of her .navy.
OTJBBOAT KTJST OO. '
China Emphatic in Matter of Bnssisan
Onnboat 1st Shanghai. -(Hearat
London, Feb, 23. A correspondent of
the "Express" In Shanghai says: It .Is
officially stated here that Russian Min
ister Lessar has threatened Lien Fang,
vice-president of the Chinese foreign
office, that his government must stand
the consequences la the event that
China insists on the gunboat Mandjufs
departure from Shanghai
M. Lessar now contends that the gun
boat's presence Is necessary for the pro
tection of the 'Russian Consulate. The
affair has passed ou); of the control of
Shanghai officials and Is being handled
by M. Uchida, the Japanese minister In
Peking and Prince Chlng. the' Chinese
grand secretary. , , , , ,
The affair . assumes an ugly aspect
and it Is believed Russia. Is endeavoring
to imperil the peace ofc that port. It is
stated that China ultimately will bring
cruisers from Pet Yang or Klany in to
enforce neutrality and if necessary to
use coercion, to drive outthe MandJurl
M. Pailoff Is directing the campaign
with the object of minimising Japanese
success iu tlio Cbiucso minO,- -
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Transport Will Reach
PORT'S FOES ROUTED
They Asserted That the Big Govern
merit Ship Coining for Lumber .
and Men Could Not Enter
Reports, presumably from San FTa.
Cisco and Puget sound, are circulating
to the effect that the government will
not assume the risk of sending the Bu
f ord up the Columbia river.
The truth is that the Buford is coming
to Portland, having arrived at the mouth
of the river this morning from San
Francisco. She will take a shipment of
lumber and 600 marines from Portland
San Francisco nad completed all prep
aratlons to ship, the marines, but ne
glected to consult the government on
this subject. When they discovered
that the government had -other plana
they at once remembered the Columbia,
bar and reports began to be heard about
the transport being held up there.
"The Buford will never be able to
cross the bar,"-said rumor, "and the
government will , never take any such
chances as that."
- The Buford is among the smallest
transports in the service. When fully
loaded she will draw about 25 feet. The
Columbia river bar is 21 feet at ebb tide.
At. flood tide it has a depth of more
than 30 feet, which is enough water to
accommodate the largest vessels that
visit the Pacific ports. Frequently
Oriental liners have gone out of hers
drawing 25 and 26 feet of water, and
they have never yet experienced trouble
In crosstng the bar. . They are bar
bound occasionally- duringthe - winter
months, but this happens at all porta.
If transportation at reaaonable rates
by merchant vessels can be obtained
from Portland to Manila, the govern
ment will take 1,200 tons more of oeia
and 1,200,000 feet of lumber in addition
to the Bu ford's cargo.
This information from the quarter
master-general .Is conveyed to the cha
ber of commerce in a telegram
yesterday from Senators Mitel
. The bar is rough, and it Is not
pected that the Buford will attempt to
enter the river before tomorrow, or un
til the storm now raging very materially
subsides. It is not' believed, however,
that ,h will k. jt.tAfm.ul A. .. .
side for any great length of time. The
bar is very much easier to cross com
ing in than going out, and for this rea
son the transport will likely lose but
little time on this account.
The Buford will take a 'shipment of
lumber and 600 marines from Portland
to Manila. Just what point In the east
the latter are coming from is not defin
itely known.-. The local quartermaster's
office states 'that no information along
this line has yet been imparted to- It.
The general presumption is that the
marines are coming from the Brook
lyn navy yards or Washington, D. C
Railroad officials are. also In the dark
on this subject.
As she will take aboard about 1,200.
000 feet of -lumber the transport will
probably be at Portland fully Iwo
weeks. The government is very particu
lar In t,he character of lumber on which
It stamps its approval, and will have
representatives on hand to inspect every
timber that is put In the steamer's hold.
Vessels loading government lumber have
been known to be detained In port six
weeks taking on a cargo that proved
The Buford will load at the Eastern
it Western mill, which was awarded ths
contract for supplying tit lumber. -,
CAUSES A DELAY
(Journal Spatial ferries.) ' . . ..
Washington, Feb. 23. John darber,
mining engineer from California, to
whom Roosevelt tendered a place on the
Isthmian canal commission, declined to
serve. Owing to this fact the sending
of the names of the commissioners to
the senate, which it was expected would
be done tomorrow, may be delayed a
few days. Of the seven members of
tne board, the following have been prac
tically - decided upon: Bear-Admiral
Walker, General Pavls. Frank Hockrr
of Detroit, and Alfred Noble of tht
Pennsylvania., railway. , ,
(Journal Binctal StTli.) '
' Charleston, 8. :.', Feb. ! 2S. Asslstsnt
Secretary Loomls, Admirnl Dv sml
party sailed from hre on the Majflowor
today. Xuc b Caribbean lea.