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00D EVENING. . - - .-:
.. The Weathert
Tonight.- and Friday, occasional
'rain; brisk southerly winds.
The Circulation of The
: Journal Yesterday VVa
VOL. II. NO. 308.
So Persistent Are
he Czart that It
Resources to
France the Menacing Power, and With Her Wealth and Credit No Slur
Is- Passed ; Upon Her CapabilitiesEngland Aroused and
; Dispatches Give Reason for National Excitement
seems no doubt that the Japanese are in control of the situation at the former port and In all probability
are bo in touch with the conditions I at Vladivostok that the Ice-bound, place , Is In, easy taking by the
mikado's forces. " ' ,i 4,
A dispatch received this afternoon from Peking which was directed to the foreign office jhere states
that the Japanese landed 200 sailors and marines from the battleship Ahlsa and at this time" t.hey prac-
tlcally occupy the city. - -
.This means the abandonment of the town by the Russians, who seek to protect their line of communl-
cation 'rather than suffer defeat In an ill protected fortress. .
It Is known that seven war vessels not? connected with the Japanese fleet now storming Port Arthur,
are on the other side of the Korean peninsula and are ready to wipe the remaining vessels of the Russian
navy now at Vladivostok, from active service , 1
As received here, the news means much as it Is Intimated In the dispatch that France is insistent that .
every detail ,of Japanese progression shall be reported to the foreign office at Paris. V
.It Is also reported here that the French government is in hourly, communication with the csar and that
the former promises that should a continuance ot reverses obtain she will be ready -to enter the field of
war. .7' ' .
All this means bitter strife for England, and what else?
Osar Gives All Attentloa to Xls Oreat
. glberta BoaA.
(Jmraal Spsclal Servtca.') , ;
St. Petersburg, March 8. Most unus
ual energy on the part of the authori
ties are now directed for the prevention
of the Siberian railway blockade. Twenty
new sidings have been built, and the
hope Is to clear the line and keep 11
trains In each direction dally. Reserves
from the . Siberian rural, districts are
reported to be more anxious to go to
the front than the townsmen.
HUrtllng Keyort Bays That America Xs
Being Watohed.
((Journal Special Berrlee.) .
wasmngion, .. ia...v"m inarcn . - ine
state department received a' dispatch
late this afternoon which, speaks of more
than ordinary Interest. In the contest
there Is understood that nine secret
(By Edwin K. Ckragfe.),
Peking, March S.The city, of Tien
Tsln is again a slaughter pen. Head
less bodies are everywhere and decapi
tation continues, with sickening fre
quency. Thls Wnnton killing is the re-"
suit of the .effort of the viceroy of
Peehlll to prevent an outbreak of the
Chinese srmy. An outbreak directed at
the Russians is set on foot by agitators,
which, if not put down, would be disas
trous to all 'foreigners. . Troops and
people have been incited by placards
exaggerating Jnpancse , successes and
calling on the Chinese to rise and wipe
out the Russians.
Tho Russians fear an sdvanceof the
Chinese army and are cutting the trans
Siberian line fit communication. Fif
teen thousand Chinese soldiers are at
Shan Hal Kwan on its northern frontier.
They are 'being reinforced dally. The
men are well drilled and are armed with
' (Hearit special 8rle.).
New York, March 8. Baron- Suey
matsu, the brpther-lri-law of Marquis
Ito snd at one time Japanese minister
of tho interior, talked at the Waldorf
Astoria today on the situation in the
far east and sounded a stern warning
to France to keep out of the struggle.
Ho went. further and said In so many
words that Japan could take care of
herself even if France should mix in.
"We have no desire to drag other na
tions into, this war," he said-, "and we
don't wish other lands to bo troubled
because of it , Good feelings and' moral
support. Is what we entreat Americans
as well aa of other nations to lend, but
.-.,! , ;.;
(By Jock tondon, Special Correspondent
of the Haass Newspapers.) - '
Ping Yang,,, March 8,--Three hundred
Russlansi'' have seised Anju, 4G miles
from Wlj", its port having been de
clared Jpen by Korea. W)Ju is 25 miles
from Ping Yang, where the nrst battle
or the war between. Japan a'nd China,
was fouKht. There has been no attempt
the Japanese and So Seemingly Weak
Is Believed Russia Is Without Naval
Contend hi the Furious Situation
French government agents are detailed
for duty In the United 8tates, and that
11 are shown for duty In England..
No expression will be given out by
the state department 4n view of this,
but it Is understood this evening that
every man of the foreign service will be
covered- so soon as he lands on the
shores of America.
, A cable from London this afternoon
states that the government of Great
Britain is harassed by Russian agents
and others from France.
surrxanro ron wateb.
Port Arthur Residents Save
Hardships Trom Thirst.
'(Journal Special Service.)
St. Petersburg, March 8. A late Port
Arthur dispatch states the inhabitants
are suffering from a serious shortness
of water supplies. Owing to the severe
cold weather, the pipes freeze and burst.
The condenser In the; town Is Insuffi
cient io supply the needs of even the
garrison Inhabitants.
modern weapons and represent the
flower of the Chinese army. In this
formidable army are many leaders who
urgf a speedy advance on the Russian
line of communication, despite all efforts
6f their government to the contrary.
The neutrality of China cannot be long
Foreigners at Tien Tsln and Peking
are warned that there will be no dis
tinction as to the nationality of those
massacred if the war agitators get the
upper hand, ' Consequently all nations
are preparing for emergencies. There
are 2,000 American and European troops
at Tien Tsln. and 1.500 more guarding
the legations at Peking, but on a gent-rat
uprising .these would be but a
handful. Minister Conger says. China f
is trying to preserve neutrality but Is
having great difficulty "to control her
troops and populace. He thinks trouble
Is possible with the slightest provoca
tion. ' - . ; '
we ask no more. We dont wish them
to become entangled. It seems France
Is speaking rather badly about us, and I
consider It ill-advised If she continues
in any such mood as that, and especially
If she goes still further and makes us
her enemy. We have not forgotten what
part France took along with Russia at
the close of the war with China.
"We mean to keep on friendly rela
tions wltlv France, but if she should go
on and consider us her enemy on ac
count of RuHsla. we cannot help it Our
army and navy can com but with any
nation In the east' Now that we have
virtually no enemy on sea, we . don't
mind fighting France on the sea."
as yet by' the: Japanese' to dislodge the
Russian advance. : -. Fleeing Koreans de
clare the Russians are m great force
and the Koreans are seeking shelter In
Japanese lines, fearing the forces of the
Mar n account of the stories told "of
Russian cruelties. (Telegraph communi
cation to northern: Korea , has been .cut
oft : '..'. .... ;-..'. , ' ': : :.'
JapmeseeSlet "Wrill Convene 'en VUreh
18 to Hake Wax tevy.
,, t (Journal Special Serrlce.)
London, March S.The Central News
of Tokio sayss . An extraordinary ses
sion of the Japanese diet is summoned
for March 18. It is not expected the
session will last more than 10 days. Thr
customs will not be touched, but new
taxes on salt and silk are likely to be
ivii-ecial PUpatcb to The Journal.)
Denver, Colo., March 8, According to
a telegram received here , from Tellu
ride, by Secretary W. D. Haywood of the
Western Federation of Miners, the
striking miners In the San Juan country
are being subjected to the most har
rowing abuses bv the civil authorities
aided by the militia. The telegram of
today follows:
"Bee Governor Peabody. One of our
men Is shackled to a telephone pole. All
the arrests" are by civil authorities."
Communication with Tellurlde con
firmed the statement, but the military
censor, who stood besldo the corres
pondent as he talked through the tele
phone, would not permit him to divulge
any details of the incident nor allow the
name of the . persecuted , miner to be
given out
It is. believed by the officials of the
Western Federation that the act is pact
of the mine owners' program to break
the strike, 'and that It Is but the fore
runner of tortures mapped out by them
and the sheriff to be perpetrated on the
strikers. .
(Journal Special Service.)
New York, March 8. Three hundred
men worked all night at the Hotel Dar
lington. At 10 o'clock this morning five
bodies had been recovered. The res
cuers' reported eight more In-flight One
Is cut entirely In two. The list of dead
will not exceed 13. Sixteen inlared are
In the hospitals.
PBEPAJtnro rox cabas vatxbvt.
(Journal Special Serrlce.)
Washington, D. C, March 3. The
treasury Is preparing a call ordering the
national banks throughout the country
to pay In 20 per cent by March 25. The
sum required, 820,000,000, together with
$20,000,000 from the treasury itself,
will be devoted to the payment for the
Panama canal property concessions.
(Journal Special Serrlce.) -
Chamberland, Me., March The Bal
timore A Ohio express was brecked at
Rowlesburg this morning. Fireman Mo
Kensle was killed and the engineer,
probably fatally hurt No passengers
were Injured. The engine of No. 2 ex
press, mail and the baggage cars were
derailed. '
. - . ' 1 111 ' 4. ,
(Journal Special Service.)
Breslau, March 8. Eight men per
ished In the coal pit owned by PtJnce
Donnermarck at fJlelwlta, Silesia, today
by the ignition or coal dust .
It. J. and M. ' E. Mulllns, who have
been carrying on a grocery business at
I Grande under the style of Ormand
Co., today filed a voluntary 'petition In
the United States district court asking
that they be adjudged bankrupts., Their
liabilities are placed at 3,35.16, .
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From a photograph of George Dalton Morgan, nephew of J.; Pierpont Morgan,. with hit Japanese bride, enter
ing the fashionable , St. Bartholomew' church on Madison avenue. , Tfie. little bride hns now begun soliciting
among the exclusive set for moral support of the Japanese in their, fight with the sbaelute monarch, Czar Nicholas.'
(Copyright, 1904, by W. R. Hearst.) . . . - , ; v , . s .;: ..
Smoot of Utah
.of the
(Wa.hlngtou Bureau of The Journal.)
Washington. March 8. The august
senate committee met again this morn
ing-and listened to the details iff the
investigation of the Smoot case.
Senator Chauncey M. Depew of New
York pity, not content with his posi
tion as exponent of Christian social
laws, took occasion to interpose many
remarks during the taking of testimony
and in 'one Instance, probably forgetting
himself, said: "This democratic form
of government has been too liberal un
der past administrations In questions
of our social laws. Politics as a busi
ness ruins communities, republics and
The taking of testimony began with
the examination of President Smith who
touched upon"' his personal h flairs, ; his
polygamous marriages te Ave wives and
his family of 42 children. Tho, inter
est In the investigation Into the Smoot
(Kprelal llpatin to tb lonrnal.)
Princeton, N... J.i,. March S.The an-.
nouncement has . been - made -thut Jlie
Balrd prise .of. $50, offered annually to
the 'members of ' the senior " class . In
Princeton 'college" for the best poem, has
to : Retain His Seat
States; and Others Arraign Him
No Unmeaning Terms , ,
case Increased : this morning snd tho
senate committee room was filled with
witnesses' counsel, newspaper men and
spectators' and Chairman Burrows an
nounced that. In - view of the charge
that the 12 apostles, of whom Smoot was
one, connived at and taught polygamy,
the committee decided "It would inquire
into the teachings and practices of the
apostles 'since September 1. 1890, the
date of the Woodruff. manifesto.
, When' Smith took the stand Attorney
Taylor asked whether to take a plural
wife would be a violation of the rules
of the church. --'He replied that It would.
That cohabitation with a plural wife is
contrary to the rules of the church as
well as the .'law--of 'the land.
; The witness then asked permission of
the, senate committee to make a statement,-
and Smith said: "In regard to
the etatus of polygamlsts at the time of
the, manifesto It was understood tiiey
been awarded to Kdward IL; Butler of
Taooma. Wash, v, - ; ,
Edward ' H. Butler , la "well -. known In
Portland, having - - attended ' . Portland
academy for several years, where he was
graduated with the class of 1900. -.. At
the academy ,he showed marked literary
ability, and during the four -years that
he liux been at Princeton h has been
awarded a. number" of honors, both by
the college, authorities and by the stu
dents' literary publications. , 't. ,
. Bldomfleld, Mo., March - J. Willi
-' : "t ' "
' in the Noble Senate
would abstain from association with
their families. , "I think the rule is ob
served, but at the time of the passage
of the enabling act for the admission of
Ctah as a state the only provision made
was that plural marriages should
cease as there was no prohibition against
cohabitation with plural wives who had
been married before then." -'
1 he following are the ' senators In
session: Vf . .. , v.." s'ti.v
Julius C. Burrows.' Michigan.
George F. Hoar. Massachusetts.
Louts E-fMcComas,. Maryland.
Joseph B. Foraker, Ohio.
Chauncey M. Depew, New York. '
Albert J. Beveridge, Indiana.
. William P. Dillingham, Vermont
Albert J. Hopkins, Illinois.
Edmund1 W. Pettus, Alabama.
Fred J. . Dubois. Idaho. -
Joseph ;W. Bailey, Texas!
Iee S. Overman, North Carolina.
Jannfc tp.f Clarke: Arkansas '
playing .with a shotgun." Johnnie Tynne
accidentally, killed his cousin, Mabel
Miller, aged 10.- A 'year ago, while play
ing, sheriff, Johnnie shot and killed a
playmate. ' . '
(Journal yKi-ll Borvte.)
, Oregon City. Miirch,'3, The article In
reference to llonry Meyer, formerly of
thf Koyal restaurant ' of this city, was
found to b titc ct.i ret t, "as . Mr. Meyer, Is I r
Second District RepublP
cansbeiect tonvention
Place Per Program.
Socialist-State and District Conven
tions in Session With 70
Delegates Present .
Adopt Reports.
The proceedings of the Republican j
congressional committee of the Second
dlstriotr which met thir morning at the'
office of the secretary P. L. Willis, for
the purpose of fixing the time and place
of the congressional convention and the
apportionment of delegates, were" as calm
and unruffled as a summer sea, and gave
no suggestion of the storm which Is
expected to break forth when, the time
arrives for nominating- tbe district's)
representative in congress. , .. i
It was understood before the commit
tee met that It would accept the ap
portionment "fixed by the state central
committee for the state convention, and
that the call for the congressional con
vention would name Portland as thai
place of meeting, and April 13 as thai
date. " All this was done, and the 10
members present voted as a unit Upon'
every matter that came before them.
In the absence of the chairman, H. 8,
Wilson, the meeting was called to or-v
der by Secretary Willis and J, H. WoraV
ley of The Dalles was installed as chair
man. The roll call showed that the It
counties of the district were repre-.,
sented as follows:
Baker county Davis Wilcox, by C. H,
Carey, proxy. i
Clatsop county John C. McCue, preaJ
ent. . . - ', i
Columbia county J. B. Godfrey, presv
ent. .. s .' , ' " i
Crook county John Combs.' bv J. Tm
jonnson. proxy. . .
Gilliam county George B. Dukak, ab
sent. ..;'.
Grant county D. C. Belknap, absent.
'Harney county. H. 8. Bower, absent.
Malheur county A. A. Brownr absent
Morrow county R. ' F: Hynd, absent.
Multnomah county, P. L. Willis, pres-
ent .-' , - . . j ;
Sherman county J. B. Hosford, pres-.
ent . I
Umatilla county Thomas Thompson,
present'.. : 1 -. .
Union county D. B. Ilendrix. absent,'
Wallowa county C. B. Jennings,- b,
F. I. McKenna. proxy. i ,
Wasco county J. H. Worsley, . pres-
Wheeler-county Al fc. Looney, by F.I
P. Mays, proxy. . t
On motion of John C'McCue of Clat
sop county, the committee. unanimously
agree that the apportionment of dele
agreed that the apportionment of dele
convention. This will give the follow
Ing representation to the several coun
ties: ,..','
Baker ..,'.,,..,..,......,......... H
Clatsop . . .
Columbia .
Crook . . . . ;
Gilliam ...
Grant .....
Harney . . .
Malheur . .
Morrow . . .
Sherman . .
Union . , . . .
Wallowa . .
Total 184
Frank P. Mays moved that according
to the usual custom of holding the con
gressional convention one day prev!ou
to the date of the state convention, th
former be called fov -tl o'clock a. m.
of April 13, Portland being named a-th
place of meeting. The motion' prevailed
without a dissenting vote. There beinc
no further business, the committee ad- '
Journed. '
The proceedings ; of ' the commltte.
were almost of necessity purely formal,
and the out-of-town delegates wr
much more Interested in gathering in- '
formation as to the probable outcom
of the Republican factional fight In thl;
county. It will have a controlling In!
fluence upon" the choice of the congres
sional nominee. It la the generally ac
cepted belief that If the Mitchell forces,
ar victorious at the primaries, Con- j
gressman Williamson will be renoml-j
nated. It Is admitted that bis record
in congress has not thus for been a ,
brilliant one, but his friends say that
it is unfair to Judge Mm by lit firnt
term, and that h 1h ontitier) to aroil-r ,
chance. : Ills reuomlmitiun would imt- !.
fpartloularly pleasing to -.lh in-vuwUm.
but Harvey Si'oct's refnxut to it id ciu .
o the Republican fact ions l.-r-.r. i , .
prinmrles will' leave hi in witlni! n. , k
voice in the t'omriitionN.
.Malfiiliri A. .Vlooiiv I i -I'M ,