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PORTLAND, OKEGQ3ST. WEDNES DAT - EVENING, MARCH 3, 1904.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
FRENCH STATESMEN URGE MEDIATION BY THE GREAT
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No Overtures Have
Rumors Are Current in London That Port Ar
thur HvFate But No Confirmation is
Obtainable, Communication Suspended
Paris, March 2. Former Minister of Foreign Affairs Honotauz has
started an agitation in favor of intervention by the powers to put a
stop to the Russo-Japanese war. High officials of the French gov
ernment are deeply .interested In the movement and count much upon
its success. Grave fears are entertained that if the war continues
much longer all of Kurope may become involved in it, and the Japanese
victories leave little1 ground for the hope that the war will come to an
early conclusion if tlio combatants are left to fight it out without inter--ferenee.
Since the movement for an Intervention by the powers originates
In France, it is believed that . Russia will be the more inclined to give
it favorable, consideration. . Japan may be less inclined to do so, but
could scarcely resist the combined recommendations . of the neutral
London, March l-r-Tlus rumors of proposed mediation between
Russia and Japan. have aroused prof.CrTind Interest, but it Is learned from . f
the highest diplomatic authority that as yet no overtures have been
made to either of the belligerent governments, with a view to ending
the wan . . f
. If such overtures should be-made.
give them careful attention' and. may
if assured that her vital Interests will
j (Journal Special rlee)
.London, Martin 3. Again there Is an
absolute dearth of news from Fori Ar
thur or the vluinlty of the Yalu river,
Horn significant la attaehed to tills, as
possibly Indicating that a fight Is in
progress at Port Arthur, and that the
use of the wires by? correspondents has
consequently been Interrupted.
Rumors are current that the Japanese
have sustained reverses, but there is no
confirmation of these'reports.
The feeling is growing that China will
become Involved In the war, as she per
sists In taking Initiative action against
I Russia In the matter of massing troops
and allowing Chinese brigands to harass
the Russian flanks. The Tang Tse
squadfon has been placed on a war fool
ing. JAPS IBEX OTT TXASZTOSTOX.
Keserre fleet Keported In That Vicin
ity, According to Russian Dispatches.
(Journil Special Berrlc.)
St. Petersburg. March 2. A Vladivo
stok telegram states that a Japanese
lleet was recently seen off that port. It
is believed to have bpen composed of
reserve, vessels and those not powerful
enough to blockade the port. Private
adivces received at Vladivostok, says
the telegram, are 'that 2.400 Japanese
have landed at Chung Chnng. 200 versts
north of Oensan, Korea. The object is
believed to be to threaten HunChun.
which Is a short distance southwest tff
mVXOB ATTACK is DsrxmxEo.
(Journal Npc-lal Kervlre.)
Washington. D. .. March 2. Infor
mation received here- from "Japanese
sources is in me eneci mat me Japanese
attack on Port Arthur peninsula may Dot
occur for a fortnight.
DETAILS Or FIGHT AT CHEMULPO.
(Special DlKpatib to The Journal.)
Victoria, B. C Martft 2. The Km
press of India brings further news of
the naval battle t Choinulpo. The
story in toto is that the Japanese fleet,
under Amlral Urieu. anchored the Jap
anese transports and approached the
entrance of Chemulpo harbor. On Feb
ruary 8 ths fleet reached an island seven
miles off the town. Torpedo boats re
MAY BE DELAYED
(Special Dlipatch to The Journal.)
Wash Ington, V. CT March 2". Accord
ing" to Rear-Admiral Walker, who has
been named as the president of the
isthmian canal commission the public
need not expect the United States to
take charge of the ifctual work of ex
cavation on the Panama canal for a,
year, and perhaps two years. , .
Admiral Walker said that after fhe
commission had been confirmed the
members would organize and map out
the work and perhaps one or two mem
bers "would be sent down to look over
the Held. Admiral .Walker's Idea , Is
that there- must be a vast amount of
preliminary work before construction
can be begun under the auspices of the
Vnlted States. '
Matters relating to the Panama canat
were under discussion by ; President
Roosevelt and hts cabinet today. It
was ' said after, the meeting that no
money could be -pa Id by the govern
ment until , a clear title to the property
was obtained., but no Intimation, wan
given as ' to the. length uf lime which
Yet Been Made to
and Japan's At-"
It is understood that Japan will
possibly, consent to mediation
be sufficiently protected.
turned the" fire 'of "'the" Russians, but
without effect, and Admiral Koriets re
turned -to an anchorage In the harbor.
The Japanese fleet then approached the
harbor and ordered the Russian warships
to leave before noon. The order was
obeyed and -the flght ensued as detailed
in tha reports of the battle already re
ceived. tUSSIAW FLEET CASTBTOT PASS.
Turkish Government will Hot Allow Xt
to Oo Through tha Dardanelles.
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Constantinople, Mar A 2. The Turk
ish government Is resolved to forcibly
prevent , the Russian Black sea fleet
from passing through the Dardanelles.
The defenses, to the straits have been
strengthened,, due to - England's threat
to make a demonstration in case the
Russian fleet attempts to pass though.
POST ABTXTJB KE POSTED TAXSH.
(Special Dlnpatcb l Tut Journal.)
London, March 2. The rumor was
circulated in the house of commons
lobby today that Port Arthur had fallen.
No authentio .Information is obtainable,
and communication with the seat of war
is practically suspended today. ,
BT7SSIABT CSTJZSEB BAILS.
Port Bald, March 2. The Russian
cruise Aurora sailed today towasd Can
din. The cruiser Dimltrl Donskot will
be permitted to remain- Ave days for re
pairs. REPUBLICAN SENATORS
(Journal Bperlal rVrrloe.l'
Washington, March " 2. The senate
committee on post offices held a meeting
today and it Is charged that certain of
the Republican members left the room
in order to break the quorum and thereby
prevent the possible adoption of a reso
lution providing tor an exhaustive in
vestigation of the postofflce department.
The accusation has caused a sensation
and has revived the rumors that the dfs
closures of fraud already made have left
many of the chief offenders undiscov
ered. might elapse before a decision would
be reached. .
For some time ,a detachment of mi
rlnes "will continue to guard the isth
mus. As naval vessels must remain
there1 it was thought best to allow the
marines to continue to do land duty.
XTXOX 18 MORE BAJrauXOTi.
Washington. D.C. Maifh 2,-,-AJttor-ney-General
Knox gave out the follow;
ing statement this afternoon; ,"t have
ad vise J the president thai he is author
ised fi pay Immediately to the Republlo
of Panama the $10,040,000 stipulated by
the treaty,- the ratification of which
huve just been exchanged: also, lie Is
authorised to pay to the new . canal
company the $40,000,000 which, under
the agreement between the Untcert 8tatea
and that. company, we are to pay for its
property, and I have notified the! canal
company that we are ready to close the
transaction. ' The details in connection
with the transfer of fhe canal company's
property ehoiMd not require more than
30 days." - i ''''(
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Vessels of the ty.pe shown Imthe picture are being used by Japan as scouts and dispatch boarri. They are armed
with torpedoes and have already proved themselves dangerous antagonists, -having Inflicted serious damage upon Rus
sia's ironclads. ' ..
Hospital Ship Brings 71
to Nagasaki and Losses
(Hearat Spertdl Serrlee.)
Nagasaki March 2. The hospital ship
Kobe Maru has arrived In port, bring
ing home 71 wounded Japanese. This
is accepted as evidence that the fighting
at Port Arthur has been heavy and that
the Japanese losses may have been con
siderable. Other vessels bringing
wounded are expected to arrive.
No list of the killed is obtainable, -and
the authorities will notpermit any in
formation to be given out. The wildest
rumors are in circulation, but none of
tbem are confirmed and popular excite
ment is at fever heat. The people are
waiting In the most Intense anxiety for
definite news of the battle at Port
It Is learned that the Japanese ad
vance into Korea continues and It is
known that a large body of Russians is
approaching the Yalu river and is ex
pected to arrive there today. Their ad
vance guard, was there yesterday.
(Washington Bureau of The Joornal.)
Washington. March 2. Representative
Hearst of New York is gatnering ma
terial for an elaborate speech ?n the
operation of another anti-trust law, de
signed with particular reference to the
Imprisonment feature of the' present
etatute. He believes that the penalties
under the act should be confined to the
imposition of fines large enough to make
it unprofitable for even the richest cor
poration to take any chances In in
fracting laws. He contends that experi
ence has proven that courts will not en
force the imprisonment clause of the
law, because of the personal hardship to
b suffered by men who are not crim
inally inclined, but who are simply tak
ing advantage of business conditions to
extort large- profits. If these men are
brought before courts which will impose
large fines without hesitancy, Mr. Hearst
believes that there are enough-antl-trust
laws on the stajtute books to control
these corporations over which there Is so
much complaint, and he has a bill pend
ing furnlHhlng an amendment which he
believes necessary for this purpose. . .
ANOTHER OUTBREAK OF
(San Francisco Bureau of The Jonrual.)
' San Francisco, March 2. An outbreak,
the second within two months, occurred
among the military prisoners on A lea
trax island yesterday afternoon. As a
consequence five men are confined in the
prison on a bread and water diet. The
disturbance two months ago was .occa
sioned by a complaint .concerning the
prison' food. Yesterday's trouble arose
from a dislike on the part of the offen
ders for the work allotted to them.
The military prisoners were marched
out to their work by a, corporal's gti.rd,
according to custom, and were put to
breaking stones on the road that, runs
.round the island. Suddenly five men
A JAPANESE DISPATCH
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THE FOt'R GRAND DUKES WHO ARE
GOING TO WAR.
In the. order shown from. top. to bot
tom, they are: Boris, Michael Nlcolale
vlch, Nicholas and Alexis. Copyright,
1904, by W. R. , Hearst.
threw down their tools and flatly re
fused to go on with their work, declar
ing it was too hard., They were sur
rounded at once and although some ugly
threats were passed they were taken into
custody without difficulty. They were
taken before Major Faxton, the officer
commanding the troops on the island,
and after a brief examination, were sen
tenced to confinement In : the dungeon
for a period of five days, j-
From now on extra precautions will
be taken by the prlsqn authorities
against a, possible mutiny. It is seen
that a spirit of disaffection exists among
prisoners on the - inland snd henceforth
the slightest rumor will be given the
most seiluus attention.
Russia Confronted" with
Imminent Danger of
(Jonrnal Special Bar rice.)
Berlin, March 2. The Taeglische
Rundschau publishes a report that Rus
sia is on the verge of a revolution, and
that the Imminence of the danger has
aroused the gravest fears. The Russian
minister of the interior, Plehve, con
siders the condition of the peasantry
as most threatening. Their smouldering
discontent promises to- break forth at
any moment into the flame of rebellion.
Bands of starving rustics maddened by
the excessive use of vodka are plunder
ing estates and murdering the landown
ers. The government Is aroused -to the
seriousness of the situation and has
proclaimed a mild form of martial law in
63 of the 71 provinces of European'
Russia. The discontent of the people Is
fanned by the secret - agents of the
Nihilists, who are eager to take ad
vantage of Russia's embarrassments
abroad to incite rebellion at home.v
HAY HAVE TO FACE
(Journal Rpceial Serrlre.)
New York, March 2,The scene of ac
tion in the ship trust scandal may be
shifted in a few days, it was said today,
from the civil to the criminal courts.
The refusal to consider the rights of
bona fide stockholders has angered those
who bought the securities on the
strength of the big names behind them,
and. full Information will be laid before
the prosecuting attorney.
Daniel Leroy Dresser became the
storm center agalrn when he testified
In the civil suits that the board of di
rectors of the truBt company adopted
a resolution endorsing 1I he did in re
gard to the flotation of the trust. This
resolution would lay all the directors
liable to punishment the same a Mr.
Dresser. Some of them now deny 'that
they ever Adopted such a resolution, and
say that there is no copy of it on record.
Dresser's friends insist that they did.
ON PHARMACY BOARD
(Special Plupatih to The Journal.)
:" Salem, March 2. Governor Chamber
lain today appointed George C. Blakely
of The Dalles a member of the pharmacy
board, vice Yerrtngton of Eugene, re
cently deceased, Mr. Blakely's term will
expire May 20, 1905. The governor ap
pointed J. M. Lowrle of Portland a
member of the same board, to succeed
himself, his term ending May 20, 1905.
raw rornusTiu nr o&boox.
( Washington Bureau of The Journal.)
Washington, March , t. Postmasters
have been appointed for Oregon as fol
lows: A,t - Hallston, Peter Cook; at
Beaver, Joseph Bixby; at Neskowln.
Lima X. Scherxinger. :
BTTBAX. MAXL CAJUUXKS ATPOnTTBS
(Washington Bur-HU of The Journal.)
' Washington. March 2. Lester Holt
has , been appointed regular "rural mnll
carrier , at Thomas, or, arid Henry
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A. C. Probert of Dayton,
SOUGHT IN PORTLAND
The Bank Opened and Examined by
Citizens -Had Some Trouble
with Directors Known
in the East.
Arthur C. Probert, manager of the
bank-at Daytonr Or.r has" mysteriously
disappeared. His friends In Dayton
think he may hate come to Portland, but
several indications point to the con
trary. Mr. Probert is the manager of
the State Savings bank at Dayton, which,
was opened about a month ago.
Probert was last seen by friends about
11 o'clock last evening. This, morning
several persons went to the bank. Find
ing it closed and no one in sight, they
notified City Marshal R. Earl, who went
to Deputy District Attorney. Conner and
told "him of the circumstances. Mr. Con
ner advised the marshal to collect a del
egation of prominent citlsens to inves
tigate the matter. In company with D.
A. Snyder, 8. W. Slgler, A. W. Flshburn
and Robert L. Harris, the marshal broke
open the bank door. The investigators
found the safe shut and . apparently
locked. There was no confusion about
the outer office. .,
In the back room, where Mn Probert
was accustomed to sleep, they found
that the bed had been slept in, the wash
basin , had been used. Probert's watch
dog was in the room.
Telephone wires were soon busy be
tween Dayton and Portland making in
quiries about the missing man. John
E. Davit of the Diebold Safe company
received a message of inquiry this morn
ing, but so far has found no trace of
Probert in Portland. '
Mr. Davis says Probert bought a safe
of him about the time the bank was
opened, and that he has not seen him
since.. There had been some misunder
standing among the directors of the
bank at Dayton, and all of them resigned.
The assistant cashier. L. A. Ruffner,
worked only a short time when he also
A. C Probert came to Portland frpm
Chicago shortly before opening the bank
at Dayton. In Chicago he was engaged
as .promoter and had been successful.
He is well and favorably known in Port
end by Henry C. Prudhomme of the New
York Life Insurance company and B. W.
Barnes, both of whom worked in bank
ing, houses which he established in
northern Wisconsin. Mr. Barnes as
cashier and Mr. Prudhomme as assistant
Mr. Probert is described as a man of
splendid address, erect, about S feet
Inches tn height and weighing probably
17S pounds. His complexion, and hair
are dark, and he wears a short beard
sprinkled with gray. '
' BHOUIK ITMFintT TOB JAVA.
Ixmdon. March 2.- Twenty-flve Jap
anese officers left for Japan today via
America. A large crowd bade them
farewell, and the demonstrations of
sympathy for Japan were marked.
CITIZEN IS DEAD
(San Francisco Bureau of Tha Journal.)
New Brunswick. N. J., March 2. Noah
Raby. said to be the oldest person In
America, died today at the -poorhouse
of Pisrataway county, aged 132 years.
For more than 30 years he mads his
home in the poorhouse, and for the last
few years he was totally blind, al
though otherwise in 'the full possession
of his faculties.
It was his boast that he had been a
THE BAR PROMPTLY
With no delay at the bar whatever, the
United States transport Buford sailed at
t o clock this. afternoon for Sai ran
clsco. She left Portland at noon yes
terday,' ami reached Astoria this morn
ing without incident. The quick dis
patch she made In port and getting to
sea is a subject of much favorable com
ment among shippers, : On account of
the excellent record roadd;, thejr. believe
that the government will continue to
si)d transports to Portland to load CttV
goes for th. Inland posesslons. .
Otto Burckhardt Starts
a Little Campaign.
HIS LIST IS REVISED
Several Who . Contribute Strike Out
Their Names Storey Puts Up
$500 for the Good of
"the f action.
What is asserted to be an attempt. oi -the
part of F. Otto Burckhardt, deputy,
county auditor, to collect a campaign
fund without the authorisation of the
county Republican central commute
has aroused the keen antipathy of tha
clerks and deputies at the courthouse.
In fact, the dissension is so great that
Charles H. Carey, chairman of the com
mittee, repudiated the action of Burck
hardt and quashed the whole proposition.
This action was taken by Carey as soon
as he learned of what had happened.
The' list of subscribers to the fund
started by Burckhardt will probably be
thrown Into the waste basket.
In connection with the storm which
has . been raging all morning at . tha
courthouse over the action of Burck
hardt. who is a member of the Matthews-.
Burckhardt political combination, it la
declared that when MeCerd and the two
deputy clerks, F. W. Prasp and H. V.
Bamford. demanded that their names be
scratched off the list they were in
f ormed by Burckhardt that he bad - al
ready turned the money over to Chatr
mart Carey of the county Republican
central committee. Carey was tele
phoned and denied that he had received
the money. Thereupon the list was
again demanded and the names scratched
off. Bo heated was the feeling that
Judge Carey went to the courthouse,
this morning and made a personal in
vestigation. What he learned caused
him to make the comment: "Burck
hardt has made a fool of h lmself
It appears when the various state
ments are arranged in sequence that
Burckhardt, desiring to create the Im
pression that he ia zealous in the work
for the committee, of which he is not a '
member, began the circulation of the list
last Monday, himself heading it for 120.
The argument he . used in securing sig
natures waa that money was needed to
carry on the work necessary before and
during the holding - of the primaries.
For some time the deputies and clerVs)
in the "county clerk's offlc. both male
and female, have been devoting time
after hour to keeping up the precinct
registration bftpka. It waa understood
that for this reason they were not to be
called on for financial support. The sal
ary drawn by each la only $75 a month
and it was felt that the amount asked
was exorbitant. ,
Not only was the amount asked deem
ed large, but the" procedure waa re
garded as entirely unwarranted by precedent-Collecting
before the primaries
and prior to the nominees being known
was looked on as something out of tha
(Continued on Page Three.)
smoker for more than 120 years, and had
used liquor until' he was forced to give
it up on entering the poorhouse.
Old residents 1 claim that "Uncle
Raby's" age is well authenticated. He
was born at Gates, N. C. April 1, 1772.
His mother was white, and his father
was an Indian. The old man took a
great interest In politics, but had not
voted for years, , because he could not
pay his poll tax.
The oriental liner Iudravslll arrive!
this morning, and Is expected to rea )i
Portland late tonight or early tomor
row. Hhfi is brltiKlng full ..,,,) of
general cargo and about 70 .et-rnkc pas.
sengers. It Is probable that the tmn,r
encountered some pretty rough "'!c
oi tha voyage, as be Is about. a
lattvof sc-beihilH t!ni,
. The Claveting will proba'.fy n , -t I ,
morrow. Kb saiien. rnym ,
'"o yesterday.'' ' Full out 4
are HMtUu btth ve,-