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VOL. II. NO. 309.
(Copyrlftht. 1904. .by VT. R. Hoarsfc)
; The picture shows her majesty, the cxarfna of Russia, from a drawing by
Kaulbaek. ttie famous RrUm. The imperial woman In a mother and it Is aald
that aer'oounf Ha with-her hunband? Caar Nicholas,- alwaya1 reault in promises of
pacific action on the part of tho monarch. Thoy. hold, flreslde 'conversation and
Mormon President Acknowledges That He Has
Violated the National taw Against Plural
Marriage and Def ends, His Church
. (Journil SpfH.l 8erlce.)
Washington, March 4. At the opening
of the. Srnoot hearing i this morning,
President Smith was questioned by Sen
ator Hoar a to' whether women had any
ecclesiastical authority in-the Mormon
church. Smith said that while as vot
ers women were given recog-nit'lon with
men, priestly authority was denied them.
They were not , eligible to election - as
president, apostles, counsellors, or any
ot the-' general "Officers rot.' the church.
Upon the acceptance or rejection, of any
revelations,, the vote of any t woman
member Of the church Is just as power
ful as the vote of the witness himself.
Reading from a copy of the Salt Lake
Deseret News of June 23, 1903. report
ing a speech made by Smith in. which
he said the principle of plural marriages
was revealed from. God and any one who
denied the divine origin of that doctrine
might as well deny other truths. AUor
ney. Taylor asked as to the correctness
of the article.. Smith said It was cor
rect, so far as ha could recall.
The speech was not delivered to more
than a dosen people and if he had boen
consulted he would have' been against
Its publication because of hi desire to
abstain from giving any public offense,
lie reiterated that he personally be
lieved In the doctrine of plural mar-
. FOR SECOND PLACE
.v, - (Journal Special Bfrtlce.)
' Washington, March 4. President
Roosevelt has suggested and Senator
Fairbanks ot Indiana has agreed' to ao
rcpt the vice-presidential nomination on
the Republican ticket -If it is tendered
This comes from close lifelong per
sonal and political friends ' of the sen
ator who have been known "to have ad
vised against what Is conKldered to be a
Vital concession on the senator's part.
They now say. they bave bowed to the
wishes of the president ' as has Fair
THIRTY-SIX HOURS ;,
. UNDER TONS OF DEBRIS
' (Journil Special Service.)
New Tork, March 4.- At 2 o'clock this
morning workmen In removing the body
of Alexander " Johnson, an Ironworker,
from the wrecked Hotel I)arlington, un
covered Charles Laeck, a plasterer, who
was alive, with an Immense beam across
his chest. He had lain 88 hours under
tons of rtf'brli. -The man died as he
reached the door of the1, hospital. The
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rlages as much today as ever, . but . be
did not believe In continuing .the prac
tice. , He had accepted the proclamation
against it in good faith. ; i. -
..Chairman Burrows asked if he believed-he
had obeyed the law- when he
has five wives and has had 11 children
by them since the date of the manifesto.
"1 have already said that in that re
spect I have not obeyed the-law," re
plied the witness. : "I preferred to dis
obey rather, than abandon the children
and their mothers. The church as a
church has obeyed the law, but I as n
Individual have taken' that chance."
When, questioned as to the right oi
the first wife to object to the taking
of other- wives by her husband, Smith,
after, reading from a revelation which
said that If the wife did not consent
she should be destroyed by the Lord,
declared that her opinion had no weight
at all on the subject.'. All presidents of
the - church and all those prominent in
business and - professional - circles in
Utah, he said, had been men with plural
wives. ; Senator Hoar, referring to the
scriptural injunction, that a bishop of
the church should be sober and have one
wife, was interrupted by the witness
1th the. interjection, "at least" That
Injunction," Smith said, "was made to
the people of Judea who were In the
midst , of polygamous poople." It was
obligatory on a bishop to have one wife
because It was recognized that a bishop
should be an experienced man. .Much
laughter was excited by this explanation.
Smith positive! denied that any pub
lic teaching of the principle of polygamy
nad taken place since 1890, despite the
assertions of the, antl-Mormdn "press.
A recess was then taken.
This afternoon Taylor will read the
complete revelation regarding polygamy
and extracts from other standard works
of the church,'
KOREAN PEOPLE ARE DELIGHTED WITH THE JAPANESE
. By Jaok laondtfn. -
' Seoul, March 4. -To tho Koreans,
Japanese occupation is a source of in
effable joy. First, 1 the prices obtained
:. Increase : day by day, and : the coolie, mapu
and merchant are equally busy amassing .
money which will later be squeesed from
. them by the master class, which is tho
official class. ' 1 Just now the officials
and nobles aro anxious and frightened,
while tho poor, weak emperor knows not
' where to turn. He cannot elect to fly:
nor to remain in his palace, so in the
meantime he. graciously decrees what
ever the Japanese politely Intimate they
would llRe to have, as,., for example. ...
, when he turns his soldiers out of their
barracks in order that Japanese soldiers
may be made comfortable. '
At Chemulpo all Is bustle and excite
mcnt, hu perfect order rules. v There is
PORTLAND, OBEQON, FRIDAY EVENING,
Czar's Government Is, However, Much Pleased with Such
Manifestations of Favorable Public Sentiment as Have
Been Made in America Recent Examples Quoted
t t s K - ,ri1' . . i ii ; m Jin ii i ) .. .) . i , ii. .1, t
In the Orient the Crab-Like Movements of the Russian Army Are Con
tinued Into Manchuria The Newest Mystery Is;. What Has Become
of the Portentous Japanese Fleet Now Mysteriously Missing
, St. Petersburg, March 4.-7Serious concern is manifest in officia,
circles here over the statement that America has' today promised Japan
the assistance of her warships in the event that Russia refuses to recog
nize the right of China to grant royal exequaturs to American consuls
about to be sent to Manchuria. .
The State Department at Washington desires neutrality, but the
" word was given out three weeks ago that the integrity of China must be t
preserved regardless ot
. (Journal Special Service.)
St. Petersburg, March 4.-Much satis-1
faction iB -expressed in Russia over the
American declaration Of friendship. .The
CTiIcago"merchahlsr gift ot ilOjOWto f -
the Russian government and the demon
stration of the Irish people In New
York and 8an Francisco creates a most
favorable Impression. , .
A number if Poles here have been
ordered Into political - exile on account
of their refusal, to aid the government
or to do military service.
. The army" about Harbin Is now de
clared to number nearly 100,000 and the
government Is sure of being able to hold
it against Japanes attacks. The au
thorities do not think a general advance
will occur before spring,' although Ja
pan may secure 'several points of vant
age before that tlmer Russia seems to
feel confident that her army can recover
any point 'occupied in Korea by the Jap
anese and eventually overwhelm it with
a' vast army and drive It. from, tho ter
ritory now occupied. ' .
STXM MOTUTO -ACXWAD.
The Haitians Are Blowly Withdrawing
Trom Water Approaches.
Tin Kow, March 4. The Russo-Chlnese
bank la closing preparatory- to removing
to Mukden. Women and children are
preparing to leave Tin Kow in anticipa
tion of the arrival of the Japanese fleet,
which la expected when tho river open,
probably a fortnight hence. '
The United States gunboat Helena and
British cruiser 19npiegle are making
preparations to leave the dry docks In
a week's time.
On account of the impossibility of de
fending the coast of Tin Kow until such
time as the thaw ncrmits the construc
tion of intrenchments and forts tho 1
Russians bave prepared to retire up tno
main railroad line. There are practical
ly no defenses hero and- although the
shifting and reshifting of troops and
artillery to the small forts at the mouth
of the Lino river may bave the appear
ance (of an intention to defend Tin Kow,
tho military authorities depend upon an
Inland engagement to, put a stop to- the
Ocnnt Ton Walderoeo Is Worse.
Hanover, March 4. Field Marshal
Waldersee's condition Is worse. ,
Siren a Uttlo liberty.
Kieff, March 4. Tho orders Issued
several days ago that tho families of
Jewish doctors who have gone to the
front must live within the "pale" has
TWENTY LIVES LOST
IN OKLAHOMA FIRE
, (Journal Special Service.) ;
Fort Worth,, March 4. Dispatches
today say that tho prairie fire and wind
storm in Oklahoma was much more dis
astrous than at first reported. At least
20 lives have been lost in southwestern
Oklahoma. The flro burned many hours
at Hobart, Vinson and Lawton. ; Tha fire
is still sweeping tho prairie, causing
Immense losses of live stock.
no confusion nowadays and no blocking
of. traffic. Dally transports from Japan -arrive,
drop anchor in the outer harbor
and men, horses., mountain artillery. In
strings, towed by launches, cross- the
Inner harbor to the shore and depart by
train to Seoul, 27 miles away. It is tho
last time for a long while that men
will lift up their legs and let steam
carry them to their destination. From
Seoul begins their IRO-m He march north,
to Ping Tang and from Ping Tang still
north. Through, tho 1 snow-clad Korean -mountains
their way leads to Wlju on
the river Talu where tho Russlana are
waiting for them. '
I doubt, if there be more peaceable or
orderly soldiers in .this world, than the
Japanese. Our own soldiers, long ere
this would have painted Seoul red with
their sky-larking and good natured bols
terousness, but theJapanese aro 'not
THE NEWS THAT UNCLE
been rescinded, the Immediate members
of such families being permitted to stay
at Kisheneff. -. ,
-TKB CHINESE ABB- XEBT Win-
So Say tho Russians Who Are reeding
Them tho Vows.
St. Petersburg,, Marcli .4.-rWord re
ceived from northern Manchuria states
that all. is extremely quiet there.' There
are no. signs of Chinese unrest-
The Russian officers are keeping the
Chinese In close touch with the events
of tho war. , . .-.,'
MOSS TBOTTBX.X X.OOXED FOB. .
Tho Bnsslans Are Expecting- a Jap As
' saalt on ort . Arthur.
t , (Journal Special Service.) '
Paris, ' March 4. St. Petersburg ad
vices say a decisive mov on the Port
Arthur Russian squadron is anticipated
now. Admiral Makaroff - baa arrived.
Torpedo boats will he brought into play.
Reports from Korea confirm the ad
vices that the Japs hava ceased debark
ing troops at Chemulpo. -They are land
ing soldiers at hlnnampho, where the
harbor la free frdm ice.
Tlio Veaolon Objeot.
Seoul, March 4. The' residence of the
Korean secretary of foreign affairs was
blown up Wednesday. Five suspects of
(Journal Special Service.)
Lima, Peru, March 4. The worst
earthquake in years occurred here last
evening and did 'much damage to the
city and surrounding country. .
A numoer of lives have been lost
The quake was followed by arf ex
tremely high tide at Callao, and a vio
lent sea along the coaat. It lasted
several minutes, during which tho earfh
rocked violently and rumbling was deep
and profound. , .
The earthquake shocks continued this
morning and were the moat severe known
in a quarter of a century.
The dama'ge to life and property must
have been great from tho . character of
the tremors, but no figures of losses are
yet obtainable. , r
Further-advices aro awaited with
feverish anxiety. ?
YOX.OABOES XV BKUTCOW.
Paris, March 4. Madagascar advices
state that tho great Comoro Island cra
ters still continue In eruption after two
weeks with lots of many native lives.
boisterous, f They are deadly serious. ,
. Tet no one of the civilian population is
afraid of them. The women are safe;
tho money Is safe; the goods are safe.
Tho Japanese established a reputation In
-18S for paying for whatever they took
and they aro living up to that reputa
tion. "But if they were tho Russians!" say
the Koreans, and the .Europeans and
American residents ominously shake
their heads. 1 have yet. to see one
drunken Japanese soldier.- Not ono'dls
orderly nor even boisterous one have I
aeon, and they aro soldiers. .
I may quote General Allen In saying;
."The Infantry Is aa splendid aa any in
- the world. They will render a good ac
count of themselves," . They march
along without ' apparent effort under
their 42-pound, kits. There is no stoop
ing forward, lio slouching, no lagging,
WIRE, for Full TELEGRAPHIC REPOIV
MARCH 4, 1904.
the peddlers' guild have been arrested.
The guild objects to an alliance of
Korea with Japan.
; I :V .' THB rHIZB MTBTBBT.-
Where Baa tho Japanese Fleet . done?
. Weather Moderating.
London, March 4. The Central News'
Port Arthur dispatch says the JSiimese
fleet has not been sighted- since Febru
Workmen aro rushing repairs on tho
battleships Retviian and Ccarovitch and
the cruiser Palada. ' All other .damaged
vessel are now ready for sea.
It is reported that General Kuropat
kln s headquarters will be at Llao Tan,
Manchuria, - . -,
The weather is now mild, suggesting
an early spring. ,
. , BESEBTEI CALLED TOM.
They Will Bo Given Six Weeks' Training
.- - (Journal Special Uerrlra.)
St. Petersburg, March 4.Tho reserve
subalterns and first-class reserve men
of Kuropean Russia- hava been sum
moned to the colors. A similar order
has been Issued for the naval reserve,
each arm to undergo six weeks' training.
A Vladivostok dispatch says all is
quiet there, with no signs of Japanese
warships. The Inhabitants continue to
leave. . '-
Ambassador and SUnf Confer.
liondon, March 4,r The - Russian am
bassador Benckendorff, had an interview
today with King Kdward at Bucking
ham palace. The purpose of the inter
view has not been made public, but has
been the theme of much speculation.
Bo Exhibition of Hatred.
Tokto. March 4. Buddhist and Shinto
priests have been warned by the govern
ment against any exhibition of hatred
against individual' Russians. .
Poles Wouldn't Be Coerced.
Vienna, March 4.' Arbiter Zeltung as
serts that300 political arresta have been
made at Lods, Poland., The prisoners
were given the alternative of imprison
tnent or enlistment as volunteers in the
Russian army. - -
TO MARRY IN PARIS
(Journal Special Service.)
Washington, March 4. Capt Algernon
Sartoris. grandson of President Grant,
haa sailed to France to marry tho fa
mous Paris beauty, Jermalno Cecils
Noufflard. 22 yeara old and godchild of
tho late Comto do Paris.
TBAZH BAXKOWLT B SCAPES.
. , (Journal Special Service.)
Redding, Cal., March 4 A landslide
at Castle Crag delayed the south bound
Southern Pacific passenger train three
hours this morning. Had it occurred 10
minutes later the slide would ITave en
gulfed the train.
A half tone from the. latest photo of Lady -Newborough, who Is regarded ut i
one of the most beautiful women in Europe, and at this time is moat influential.
She Is sought- after as a. guest at all the great social functions, and it is said
she Is an earnest worker for humane causes and is in - close touch :- with the .
foreign office at St; Petersburg. . She. leans to the side of tho Japanese and Is
Invited to -visit St Petersburg within a week. ,
SAYS HUSH MONEY
VAS OFFERED HER
Mrs: Hamilton Charges Attorney G C Brownell
with Offering Her. $50. to Drop Prosecution of
Drs. Carll and Stuart for Malpractice
"Attorney George Brownell .asked mo
to come to his office. ' I . went While
there ho asked me how much I would
take to drop this, matter, saying, 'Will
150 do Itr I told him, 'No'.' He then
said,: 'Well, what Is your-price? I told
him, .'Nothing.' ; I also told him that
I would tell the truth. He tried to'
scare me by saying that Marlin was go
ing to send me to the penitentiary.
I knew this was, not true. -Brownell
said he did not want the case to ' get
"MRS. ADLINE HAMILTON."
"I deny the report that I offered Mrs.
Hamilton money to quit this case, or
that I over tried to frighten her In any
manner whatever in regard to the mat
ter. I am not an attorney for. any of
the parties of the case and never have
been except regarding .the first investi
gation. "' - '
"GEORGE! C. BROWNELL."
"Some days ago Mr.. Brownell came to
me and asked If I thought it would be
unethical for him to appear in the case
of Dr. Stuart Ho told me what connec
tion he had had with Mr. Mjirlln. I
told him I did not think it would be un
ethical for him to appear. When the
papers were filed, my partner, Mr. Grif
fith, thinking Mr. Brownell would 'ap
pear, signed them, placing Mr. Brown
ell's name on the, papers and then our
own. A day or so after the filing, Mr.
Brownell came to me- and said that he
had decided not to appear as an attorney
for Dr. Stuart, and so his name was at
once taken off the papers. I know that
Mr, Brownell Is not an. attorney for
Dr. Stuart and never has been for Dr.
Carll, as we have attended to his work
for years. . J. E. HEDGES."
Accused of having accepted $30 as a
retainer, keeping the money but chang
ing sides in the suit and appearing' for
the other parties in the case of Charles
Goetjen against Drs, W. E. Carll and C.
A. Stuart. Attorney George C, Brownell
of Oregon City, president; of the last
Oregon Senate, denies the statement us
nor does one see a man continually ad
justing straps and hear tin cups rat
tling or accoutrements clattering; As It
is with the organisation aa a whole, so
It Is as a unit Man is everything. He
works smoothly. , Above all he works
toward an end. The Japanese are a
race of warriors and the infantry is all
Infantry could possibly be, but it cannot
be said that Japanese are a race of
horsemen. Their cavalry would appear
ridiculous to ' a western eye. The
horses are small and strong,! it la true,
but no fit for comparison with our own
steeds.i : But do Japanese know how to
manage their horses f They do not
ueem. to. The horses are savage and
fight with each other, and the othor day
the American general, Allen, rushed In
among a group of them and stopped
their kicking ntvl biting. .Japunes
cavalrymen did imt know what to do. i
The Circulation of Tho
Journal Yesterd ny Wa a
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
a falsehood. Mr.. Brownell also de
the charge of attempting to bribe lira.
Hamilton, one of the complaining wit-,
nesses In the above named suit, or that
he threatened her in any manner. .
Charles Goetjen haa filed a suit In tbo
Clackamas county circuit court against
Drs. W. E. Carll and C. A, Stuart, both
of Oregon City, charging them with per-,
forming .an operation, July 20; 03
which resulted in the death of Mrs.GoeU
jen.. The" death of ' Mrs. Goetjen oc
curred at the home of Mrs. Hamilton at
Oregon-City.- A. Marlin, father. of Mrs,
Goetjen. is said to have retained Mr,
Mrs. Hamilton's Story. , i -
Mrs. Hamilton, ' who witnessed the)
operation and tho death of Mrs. Goet
Jen, said that. Mr. Brownell came to lyn
home one evening and asked her to com
to his office, aa he wanted to see her on
important business. She went but says
that during this call little was said re
garding the case. Mrs. Hamilton states
that ' she made two other calls at the,
attorney's office, during one of which
Mrs. Hamilton states that he said:
"Now, look here, Mrs. Hamilton, that
Alex Marlin la a rascal. He Is going to
send you and Charley , to the peniten
tiary." "Whyr aaked Mrs. Hamilton.
"He knows that you and , Charter
were the cause of her death for he taM
me so," is the answer, suld Mrs. HaroiW,
ton, made her by the attorney.-
"I cannot help . what he thought op
aimed to do. I will tell nothing but
the truth." was the reply. -
Mrs.. Hamilton said the last time she
called at Mr, Brownell'a office, ho aaked
hen "How much will you take to drop
thia matter? Will $50 do It? If not
what Is your price?"
"Marlin told me." said Mrs. Hamilton,
"that he had employed Brownell as a
lawyer and paid him titO as a starter,
Brownell admitted to me that Marlin
had been to see him and talked the mat
(Continued on Page Two.)
HERMANN TALKS ON
( vVaiOiliii-toa Bureau of The Journal.)
. Waahlngton, D. C, March 4. Con
gressman Hermann addreaand the Iiouko
today. He said the Lewis and Clark ex
position was a great stride in the man t
of American progrews, and would stim
ulate commerce with the orient, and
cloned with these words.
"Let . us do oumelves honor that
the whole country ntiiv lit-if ft In a
ting observance lv o.jr c.iil'in ft r
ceritpiinniv n mil u-i ti "f ' "i
grmt oi'cui i cm i'i ii.o miiv's
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known doad uie li 11 bodies bave been