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. Her King She Begins .,
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RUSSIA CUTS COMMERCE
English Interests In the East 'Are
Being Greatly Injured by Russian
Hatred and Lonely Isle
Crows Restless.
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(Jouroil Special Serrlce.)
London, March ,1. -The feature, .of
today'a newa la England' attitude In the
fareast King- Edward haa aent forth
proteatattona of friendship to Russia
and ''haa complimented France on her
stand regarding the neutrality of China,
but each day .the feeling against Rus
sia Is becoming more bitter and the
lion is commencing to grumble, Newa
received from St. Petersburg from Eng
lish correspondents Is that English mer
chants are practically shut out of Rus
sian marts .An Intense dislike la shown
for everything English and scant cour
tesy is shown subjects of Great Britain.
England reallaes that In the event of
Russian success she must take a back
seat in the Orient so far as Korea and
Manchuria are concerned, or else fight
for her righta. " "The Ruaalan official at
titude is calm and apparently friendly,
but beneath it all la a hatred for King
Edward's subjects.
. Many, orders for English goods are
cancelled At Russian points and houses
in London doing, business in Russia
say their representatives in Russia are
not given a hearing longer by the caar's
buyers. The feeling here is growing
more Intensely' pro-Japanese each hollr.
" txovsakvs rotm nr.'
Xuaalans Save Many Troops Beady tot
' Immediate Battle,
, Journal SpOeUI Serrte.) .
Toklo, March 7.- It is estimated that
the Russians have 12,000 troops at Har
bin. 20.000 at Takushan at the. mouth
of the Yalu. 8S.000 inland 40 miles west
of the Talu, 66.000 at Fun Wing 60
miles north of the mouth of the Yalu.
Their outposts have retired from the
west bank of the Yalu, and It i said
here that the Russians have dismantled
their Injured battleships at Port Ar
thur to take the guna aehore. The Jap
anese cabinet will meet tomorrow to
consider financial legislation..
ZJTTLB DAKAOB SOBB.
(Journal Special Service.)
.'. Bt- Petersburg, MarchT. A Vladito
stok telegram states the result of the
bombardment waa not aerloua. One
woman was killed, a few men wounded
and a small wooden cottage deatroyed
by a shell. Another shell exploded in
the naval barracks Injuring five sailors.
Colonel Shukoffs" house was damaged
by a shell which pierced it and exploded
In the yard. The Russian batterlea did
not respond as they did not wish to die
close their location.
, TIM BrHOUHCB BBBATB.
(Journal UpccUl Serylco.) ;
Stockholm. March, 7. A big meeting
Of Fins held .here last night registered
r vigorous protest agalnat the act of
the Finnish senate in sending a mea
sage of sympathy .to the crar. Two Rus
sian agents were present and recorded
the names of those present,
WHERE JAPS AND RUSSIANS MEET
(By F. A. McKensle. Special Correspond
ent New York World.)
Ping Yang, March 3, -via London,
March t.-rl arrived at i Ping Tang.
Tuesday. The Journey , overland from
Seoul waa difficult, owing . to heavy
thaws, which had broken up .the roads.
The countryside was covered with a
frosen Blush, which made layers of Ice,
whlfe In addition there were from time
to time severe snowstorms One pass
which I traversed was practically cov
ered with sheets of sloping Ice. There
was great difficulty In obtaining accom
modation here owing to the fact that
the Japanese troops require all avail
able houses and are buying up all ob
tainable food. . The country between
Seoul and Hwangju preaenta a constant
succession of great hills and high moun
tain, which render the entire district
practically Impregnable agalnat attack
from the nortiu The country Is, how
ever, more open after, passing Hwangju.
Blttfnl Spectacle. : ,
The most pitiful spectacle I see Is the
Korean . refugees fleeing southward
women with babies on their backs and
men carrying household furniture
tramping through heavily falling anow.
The refugees were exceedingly timid
on our approach and fled constantly
from the road way into the flelda
Ping Tang is now ulet. but last week
there was an enormous exodus from the
city, and the froaen river waa crowded
morning after morning with thousands
of people rushing away. The Rusalnn
cavalry came within seven mllea of the
town on the 28th and at t o'clock five
Russian mounted men came over the
Kills and approached within 800 yards
of the city whII. They were flmt
ulehted bv Japanese ravalry .scouts.
'JVhese, lining. Die .ei' waU UUlC UPiUJ
a a t.
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SHOWING THE INTERIOR OF PORT ARTHUR, HARBOR AND FORT8.
VESSELS RECENTLY DAMAGED BY JAPANESE GUNS ARE DESIGNATED. (COPRRIGHT BY UN-
DERWOOD A UNDERWOOD.)
MORMON FOUNDATIONS WILL
BE MOST RUDELY SHAKEN
Record of Surplus Marriages Since State's Admission Will Be Unearthedr
Alleged That President Smith Spoke Falsely When He Denied That
; Polygamy Was Out-of-Date Leading Elders Under Survey,
(Journal Specltl 8erlce.) . v
Bait I-ake City. Utah. March T. An
axiioae - ot ths- piweal wtfw eystem mn6
the continuous performance of polygam
ous marriage by. officials jn the Mormon
church will be the feature of the Smoot
Inquiry this week, anti-8moot people
promising testimony even- more sensa
tional than that given by President
Joseph F. Smith, liead of the church.
It la charged that more than 1,000 polyg
amous marriages have been aolemnlzed
In Utah since' the manifesto waa Is
sued. This is In direct conflict with the
statement of President , Smith that no
polygamous marriages had" been per
formed by officials of the church since
1890. An attempt will be made to prove
NORTH PACIFIC RIGHT
OF WAY VALIDATED
7T(Wrtlngton Bums of Th Journal.)
Washington, D. C, March 7. The
senate passed Senator Foster's bill vali
dating the conveyances made by the
Northern ' Pacific railroad. - or by the
Northern Pacific railway, of land form
ing part of the right of way of the
Northern Pacific, provided the convey
ance shall not diminish the right of
way to leas than 100 feet on each side
of the center. of the main track. ..
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TWO XA2XBOASSB8 XZUEB.
(Journal pcil-Serrlce.) -
Jefferson City, Mo., March 7. In a
rearend collision In a tunnel four miles
east of here on the Mlnsourl Pacific this
mornlna?. Brakeman wyant Nevlns and
Conductor Schumacher were killed. .;,
the Russians, who quickly rode back.
Two Ruaalansi were , dismounted, ; their
horses being evidently wounded. About
20 more Russian cavalrymen waited
behind the hill. The remainder was still
further back. The Japanese sustained
no loss, .but the , general In. "command
expected a battle imminent.
News of Russian movements is. still
coming In scantily. Several 'hundred
Russian L. cavalry rode through S6ng
chen a fortnight ago, and the Russians
have deatroyed telegraph wires between
Anju and Yongpien and burned one
house near by. ;The Russians billet
troops freely on the Inhabitants and
pay about two -'thirds value for goods
they requisition.. The Japanese pay full
value for goods. The Koreans complain.
ONE VICTIM TAKEN
BY CHICAGO FIRE
, (Journal Speclil SerTlre.) -Chicago,
March 7. Fire this afternoon
destroyed the Bullen company's lmmonse
elevator at a loss of $100,000. Fireman
John Hubbard was fatally Injured. .
CXXBX8E OBOZRABCB SIOBES.
(Joiirnnl 8 refill Service.)
London, March 7.-"The ptivy council
met at Buckingham palace today! - It la
understood - the king signed the . South
African Chinese, ordinance. " . " .
CHXCAOO BAXBTSBS BTBIXB.
(Jonrnal Hnerlal RerTice.)
Chicago, March 7. Fl'e thousand
painters snd 800 cement workers struck
this morning lor increased pay and
ciyAvk wiv; .
that President Smith officiated at the
wedding of Apostle Abraham Cannon.
'wtloooTTfffal' wlTe"'' aeVeral" years
after the manifesto. r .:
The astonishing assertion is made that
the sealing for time and eternity, which
are performed ' In various temples, are
in reality marriage ceremonies and that
plural marriage are carried on through
this channel. It Is known that many
of these seallnga have been authorised
and performed by high Mormon officials
ever slifce 1890.. An effort will be made
to compel President Smith and Andrew
Jensen, keeper of the secret records in
the Mormon temple, both of whom are
in Washington, to produce all records
of sealing for time and eternity which
WITNESS ROUSED
BY LUCAS' RELEASE
"A man came to my home, 874 Eaat
Sixteenth street, about two weeks ago
and represented, that he waa from Dis
trict Attorney Manning's office. Ho
wanted to know if there was any show
to get Bob Lucas out of the county jail.
I replied that Lucas was just where I
believed he belonged, and that he should
remain there." . . , ; ,
The above statement' was made by
Miss I. Masks, proprietor of a milli
nery store at 313 Third atreet, and who
signed the complaint charging Robert
Lucas with the crime of larceny , last
November. Lucas was sentenced to one
year in the county jail by . Municipal
Judge Hogue, and was released, by order
of John B. Cleland. presiding judge of
the circuit court, last Thursday. The
however, that Japanese payments ,. are
being 'made through Korean .officials,
with the reault that they frequently do
not Teach the peasantry who supply the
goods., , ' ' '"
The ' American ! minister Is sending
a warship to Chena'mpo to take foreign
women and children to Chemulpo. Mis
sionaries at Ping Yang, who number IS
men and 22 "women and 25. children, are
atrongiy averse' to leaving. .They be
lieve they an escape later should the
situation become more acute,' Probably
only' a few will accept the minister's
offer. Native Christian at Ping Yang
who number 1,000, are displaying sin
gular courage. ' They practically are
the only Koreans who are continuing
business here. . . . .
MYSTERIOUS JEWEL
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Xew York, March 7. Fifty
ton's birthday from the residence,
the fact that the police and Plnkertoh's have been making- a systematlo
thieves, no clue to either has been obtained. .- , v . ; ; x
. Details of the robbery are. shrouded In mystery. The Plnkerton's refuse to : divulge the names of the
victims nor will they tell the story of the robbery. Tho detective agency has been compelled to acknowledge
defeat an4 as ft last resort haa sent out notices to all loan offices In the city that all advances on the above
described Jewels will be paid. A representative of Plnkerton's stated that It was the desire of their clients
that the utmost secrecy be maintained and that under no circumstances was the story to be made public.
1 It was admitted, however, that the robbery .took place In a private residence, the home of one of the
most prominent. families in Xew York, and that the Jewels stolen are valued at about 250,000. , .
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IN THE DISTANCE BATTLE
have been performed since Utah became
a state., While President Smith stated
rff'flitT1trrony''TTiBt-0nTjri peTTeut of
the population of Utah is polygamous, it
is argued that there are fully 6,000
polygamlnta who have been on record
since 1893. It is. known that the Mor
mon church has a record of the polygam
ists in Utah, and an effort will be. made
to secure these figures, i
Three apostles' careers wlll.be probed
during the coming week. These men are
George Teaadale, John W. Taylor and
Marrlner ; Merrill. The latter haa had
eight plural wives and now has 33 boys
and 12 girls. Evidence will be presented
in an effort to prove that several child
ren, 28 of whom are married, have, be-.
come polygamists. . , ;
release was made on motion of Deputy
District Attorney Harry B. Adams, who
appeared "with - A ttorney Wilson . X.
Hume, Lucas' counsel.
Adama told the court that an appeal
had ben , taken from , the municipal
court to the state circuit court and since
the trial - in the lower court the wit
nesses against . the defendant had left
the city. No explanation was mado as
to why "District Attorney Manning had
permitted the witnesses to leave the
state, if they had done so, neither waa
there any as to why action was not im
mediately taken when , the appeal waa
granted.
It now transpires that Mlaa Lydla
Marks, the ' complaining witness, and
Miss May Connors, who also waa a most
Important witness, have been In Port
land all the time, with the exception of
two weeks, when Miss Marks was in
California. . Today she said she returned
from her trip February 1 and had been
here ever, alnce. -
"I was greatly surprised when I read
In The Journal that Lucashad been re
leased." said Mlaa Marks this morning,
"and I cannot underatand how it came
about. . There ' was no question of his
guilt, for Miss' Connors' saw him, waited
on him at the store and my sister. Mrs.
Brooks,' also saw him take the hat She
is In Seattle, but Js willing .to come at
any time. . I : am twilling to prosecute
Lucas at t any time. ; ,v
"I cannot underatand how Mr. Manning
got the idea, that the witnesses were out
of town. It ' was only two weeks ago
that the man came out and found me at
home." ':. :':,.-.,!.
"I never authorised any man to. go to
see Miss Marks, neither did any of my
deputies." said District Attorney Man
ning. "I know nothing about any such
a proposition. Mr. Adama handled the
(Continued on Page Nine.)
thousand dollars worth of diamonds and
of a man who is said to be, one of
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JAPANESE SPIES ARE
FOUND FAR INLAND
Twelve Disguised as Tartar Soldiers Caught Near
Russian Capital Four. Others Said , to.
Have Been Captured
(Journal Special Service.)
St. Petersburg, March .7.- A party of
a dosen Japanese disguised as Tartars
were discovered at dusk last night- by
a guard on the bridge of the Siberian
railway over the Volga at Sysran. The
party was attempting to get on the
bridge. The Tartar . sentry, thinking
them compatriots, addressed them - In
the Tartar dialect. Being unable to re"
ply except in the Russian language, the
sentry called his . comrades and the
strangers were arrested. - Several pack
ages were found on them containing
dynamite. The incident la being kept
secret because the fact that an attempt
of this nature should be made within
38-hours' Journey of Moscow would be
calculated to alarm the Ignorant peas
antry. ; .:.. . ..
Krdnstadt, March 7.-Mrour Japanese
spies are said to' have been arrreated
here. Admiral Blrllet ha Inspected the
ahipa which are here preparing to . be
put In commission. 1
A8X CKXBXSB TO AID.
Bnislans Ask That Japanese Spies Be
. Deaouaoed.
1 (Jnnrual Speeltl Bervlee.)
St Petersburg, March 7. A message
from Vladivostok states that Russian
authorities have posted a notice calling
on the Chinese" to denounce disguised
Japaneaa among, them to the authori
ties. The Noveo Vrayma today refers
GERMANY
(By Malcolm Clarke.)
(Copyright, 1904, by W. R. Hearst.
Great Britain Reeerved.)
Berlin,- March 7, Events in the far
east continue to overshadow everything
and news of many Rusalan defeats has
aroused a strong sympathy for Russia.
The average German has absolutely no
love for the Japanese, whom he con
siders as being an inferior race, though
gifted with strong imitative powe,rs, In
financial circles the war has wrought
great havoc on account of the vast
amount of Russian - securities held in
Germany.' The losses -caused by the
gt-eat slump In Russian paper on the
Berlin and Frankfort bourses during the
first two weeks of the war are said to
exceed $60,000,000.
There Is,, however, now considerably
ROBBERY
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Jewelry were stolen on Washing
he wealthiest citizens, and despite
search for the valuables, and the
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to the satisfaction . felt over the Im
proved feeling toward Russia In
America. ' , . .
BtrsstA DxrxEs ruBora.
Will Send Fleet Through the Darda-
Belles.
(Journal Special Serrlce.)
Berlin, March 7. The Tageblatt re
ports thsj Russia has resolved to defy
Europe, and to aend a fleet of warships
through the Dardanelles. The Lokal
Anzleger asserts that the Russian rail
way, around Lake Ballkal will not be
ready for use before December. , Russia,
according' to this paper, is admitting
foreigners Into her army, W Boera and a
number of Swiss officers enlisted are now
en route to Manchuria.
TWO BATTXES TODAY,
Expect "Port Arthur 'and Vladivostok to
'" Be Bombarded."
(Journal Special Sertlre.)
Rome, March 7. The Agenala Dlberas
Chemulpo correspondent asserts that
Japanese forces, probably under the pro.
tectlon of the aquadron' that bombarded
Vladivostok, have landed at Tlnking Is
land, Arkold and neighboring islets to
the aoutheast opposite Vladivostok.
The Japanese squadron in the Yellow
sea still remains before Port Arthur,' It
la believed a simultaneous attack will
be made on Fort Arthur and Vladivo
stok today.
EMBRACES
mn i.AnSi1ttn.ai In 'Utiaalat'ai flrmnrlal
ability to weather fhe storm, as It ts
known thst the Imperial treasury at St
Petersburg has on hand more than 1320,-
000,000 In actual cash and daily contri
butions, voluntary and others, greatly
exceed Its expenditures.
- Also it is remembered that the late
war between Russia and Turkey cost the
former country only about $800,000,000,
and It Is not thought the present war
will be nearly as oosdy,
German people as a whole notice with
great satisfaction the growing' 111 feel-
ing against .the Americans ; in Russia
and it Is generally 'thought ' that Ger
man commerce will gain by the blunders
among a government which does not try
to disguise Its friendship for Japan,
which Russian people will not -soon forget'-;,
, ' .' :.! - ' -' .''
The' Germans are now the most pop
ular i foreigners in Russia, ; especially
since the' German consul, during a
friendly demonstration of - patrlotlo
Russians In-front of the consulate at
Moscow, came out on the balcony and
addressed the crowd In the Russian lan
guage, ' Saying that the Japanese had
been -guilty of a-violation of interna
tional law by suddenly attacking Russia
Ia wave of patriotism has stirred Rus-
without a formal . declaration . ot war.
slan people to Its very depths, even
the peasantry having been roused Into
enthusiasm. In a village near Kasau a
Rusalan Joan of Arc has caused an Im
mense excitement ' by her stirring ap
peals to the people of tha surrounding
country. : '.',''. ':,""' .'"; ."
, 8lie is the daughter of simple peasants
In the . village of Kllnshevo, near
Tchlstopal on the Kama river. Selaed
by religious frenzy and claiming that
the holy Serei hn nppesred to her vis
ion, 'she la trsuntMnsr from village to vil
lage, imyloritts h i-eaeantf, lnclullngk
CAMPAIGN
Municipal Election Holds
Attention of State and
Much Hangs on Result
PORTLAND INTERESTED
Election of Ballinger Means Defeat
of McBrlde- Interests and No
Anti-Railroad Legislation as
, Regards Lower Rates.
' (Journal 8peclal Service.)
Seattle, Waah,, March 7. Political!
tha eyes of the people of the state of
Washington are directed to Seattle and,
the municipal campaign which will end,
tonight In a series of rallies by both
Democrats and Republicans. Interest
Indeed in the first important election In
this state : in 1904 is felt across tha
Columbia river and naturally, because
victory or aofeat for the Republican
candidate for mayor tomorrow will have
an important bearing qn .the . coming
state contest over the railroad rate
question. Judge Ballinger, as Is well
known, stands for the 'railroads and
against the McBrlde commission scheme.
His candidacy was framed toy friends of
the railroads and' he is plain and
straightforward In hla position aa
against tha renomlnation of , Governor
McBi Ide. His defeat will mean the as
cendency of the McBrlde element in
many -counties where it ia now weak.
In fact more state issues are Involved In
tomorrow's election than in any previous
municipal election in this cityi IA
An unbiased view of the situation la
that the Republican candidate will win.
It is difficult to predict the extent of
the knifing which Ballinger will receive.
Some estimates are that he will run
1.000 votes behind his. ticket This
ought to give him a majority of between
1.(00 and 2,000 votes.; A change of SOO
Republican votes to the Democratic side,
would mean a loss of 1,000 aa the re
turns, show. -This knifing will be dona
primarily by the McBrlde-Preston Re
publicans those who are supporting a
railroad commission bill, which Is. today
the principal Issue In Republican politics
In the state. .
rprtland Interested.
Portland's Interest in this contest is
not less than- that of Seattle.' Indeed,
In a way it la even greater. If Gov
ernor McBrlde wins his fight .against
the railroada In the coming state con
vention the chances are that the next
legislature will' reduce rates on grain
from the wheat belt to tide water and.
create a railroad, commission which will
lower other rates and otherwise regu
late the charges of the railroad com'
pahies. The state constitution provides
for 'a railroad commission. If Its creation
Is deemed advisable by the legislature.
It McBrlde wins the rates will be low
ered by the Great Northern and North
em Pacific companies,. The O. R. ft N.,
which hauls more of eastern Washington
wheat than any of tha other lines, will
of necessity be forced to meet this re
duction, ' i . . .
-The downhill haul of the O. R. ft N,
to Portland has been the great stumbling
block of the Washington roads In get
ting what they consider their share of
the wheat hauling trade of this state.
The Oregon road taps the richest sec
tions of the Washington wheat belt and
Portland haa always enjoyed the lion's
share of this trade. Bteeo mountain
(Continued on Page Two.)
THE RUSS
Tartar Moalems. who inhabit part o(
the district to take up arms and allow
her to lead them against the Japanese.
. The local starosta put her unde"r ar
rest, but friends released her and,
marched with' her' at the head In a
"khrestln khod" (religious procession)
from village to village, carrying Ikons
and the sacred banner.
From Warsaw comes the report thai
tha inhabitants of Russian Poland re
gard the present as an excellent oppor
tunity to thrpw off the Russian yoke
and to squsre old accounts. Taking ad
vantage of troubles in the far eaat, thy
are making preparations' for a formid
able rebellion, whereby they hope to re
establish the ancient kingdom of Po
land. .V' " ;.'' ..'
Numbers of Polish revolutionary era
issarles are traveling through the coun
try, urging the Polish peasantry that the
moment for striking. a. blow has now
come, ',.,- ;.'.--.'.,. '
Revolutionary outbreaks, it Is stated,
may be expected in different - parts of
Russian Poland, and agents of the Brit
ish government are. said to be encour
aging the revolution.
It is said here on very good authority
that Austria, according to a secret un
derstanding with Russia, la nitletly
mobilising her army in anticipation of
war in the Balkans.
AH generals In command of the dif
ferent army corps have received ordei
not to issue any more furlough to of
fflcers, except in cases of slrkfxpy.. an t
all officers abavnt on furloughs lnv
been recalled.
Tha first reserves r r?'ty to mr-'-t
Under their' color on twu o' i v' '
nd detailed plans ar In thi it ! i '
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