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VOL. JII. NO. 15.
Portland; Oregon, Saturday evening, march .'26, 1904.
PRICE" FIVE ' CENTS.
TO A M
Russian General Kouropatkin in His
Official Report Says Many of Mik-
aoos joiaiers; were ruiiea.
Sys Japanese Have Suspended Their Advance
Along Ping- Yang Line Fear Russians .
Are. Too Strong to Be: Overcome,
(Journal Special ferric.)
St Petersburg, March 28. A dispatch
received today from General "Kouropat
kin en route to Harbin states that
Thursday, a Cossack patrol encountered
a Japanese outpost near Pakchleng and
that In the fierce fighting that followed
many of the Japanese were killed.
The dispatch adds that the Japanese
have suspended their advance along the
Ping Tang line, fearing that the, Rus
sians are too- strong to be overcome at
this time. Details of the fight are not
obtainable but it is Intimated that the
Japanese were . surprised and failed to
recover In. time to make much of a de-
General Kouropatkin will arrive at
Harbin tonight. ' " .
XowopatklB wni Sfc Attempt to Vain
tain Korean 1 Posts.
N '' (Journal Special BerTlce.)
St Petersburg. March '28. It la re
portedat the foreign; office here that
General Kouropatkin will not attempt to
hold any place In Korea, but will use
the Russian forces In that country tp
merely harass the Japanese advance.- .
- This means that the. Russian cavalry
at Yalu will be the first line of defense
in active fighting In that section. Rus
sian re-enforcements now being sent to
the front are for the major part destined
fof Nlu Cbwang, indicating that Russia
expects a hard-fought battle In that
vicinity in the very near future.
The monasteries at Mount Athos have
offered the government la number of
soldiers to be recruited from the young
monks of those Institutions.
(Journal Special Service.) ,
St. Petersburg, : Mareh 26. In
a message notifying Viceroy
" Alexleft of the appointment of
4 General Kouropatkin to command '
- jhe army) and Admiral Maker-
off-to command the navy, which
4 ' will be engaged in -the Japanese
war, the czar makes a flat state-
4 ' ment of intentions in the sltua-
tion which is considered slgnifl-
cant He says the importance
of the pending struggle may be
) ' understood when it is realized
that it; is Intended to finally as-
sure for, good and all the pre-
-dominance of Russia 'on the
shores ofth Pacific.
It is now reported that Commander
StoesBfel at Port Arthur has made a com
plete census of that city and has or
dered all men unwilling to work or fight
to be expelled, i - ; ; '
A report was received from northern
Korea today that Russian troops are
suffering severely- for ' lack of food
owing to delayed transportation of com
missaries. It Is stated that mounted
soldiers are eating their horses. Orders
have been given to' thoroughly Investi
gate the report and -ascertain if the situ
ation In the country south of the Yalu
is as grievous as reported.
COS8 ACXS, ABB STABVUfO.
Slaughter Hundreds of Horses for Food
, .. Cold Adda to Distress. .'
' (Journal Special Serrlce.) '
Toklo March- '26. An- official , report
was given' out this morning to the effect
that Japanese scouts who invaded the
Russian- lines in - northern Korea report
that the latter are in a serious condi
tion,' due principally to transport, diffi
culties. Food ts reported to be so. scarce
that many, men, are actually "dying from
starvation.' , f ? t.,', '. '
The Kusalatis ere without cattle and'
the Cossacks are eating , their pwn
horses that life ;' way be evistalned. '-It
is also stated that dissension has arisen
among toe Infantrymen and cavalrymen
because the former are not allowed any
of the meat provided by, the killing of
hundreds, of cavalry horses. ' - ' ;
It. is further reported ; that freezing
weather adds to the horror ef the sltua
tign and In hundreds of instances men
are suffering, from lack, of garment as
well as from. lack of foed.
ROADS WILL NOT
CUT LUMBER RATE
Paclflo coast lumbermen will not get a
40 cent rate to Missouri river points,
neither from the Northers Paclflo nor
from the Harrlman lines. The lumber
men have for years been striving to se
cure fpm the Harrlman lines a rate
of 40 cents to Omaha, similar to that
made to St Paul by, the" Northern Pa
cific. Recently the mill meii and
shippers of the northwest Joined to
gether In a new fight for- the desired
rate. They now desire the Northern
Pacific to make a 40-cent rate to Omaha
via the Burlington4 from Billings. Since
the Northern Pacific had made. the 40
cent rate to St Paul, the 'lumbermen
argued that - the same rate could be
made by this road to southern Missouri
river points, and then the Harrlman
lines, whose stand on the 40-cent rate
question has been determined, would bo
forced to accede and meet the cut
But the Northern Pacific does not In
tend to make the cut and will eventually
turn down the request of the lumber
men. Northern Paclflo freight officials
at the general offices , here state posi
tively what the fate of the petition of
the lumbermen will be. One of the
officials explained the situation as fol
lows: ' ,-s : ', - . ' ' .'
"At present we are making a rate on
lumber to the east that Is very low. The
grain rate is low enough and has not
caused complaint, but the lumber rate
is much lower in proportion. . When the
haul is considered, the rate made by the
Northern Pacific on lumber to the Mis
souri river territory is , lower than Is
made by roads from the south, the Yel
low pine countuy. dr from the north.
"I do not blame the lumbermen for
asking this decrease. By i hammering
away many things are accomplished and
their evident hope is to secure abnor
mally low rates, but the Impossible will
not be accomplished by any amount of
(agitations Good business sense would
-show the lumbermen that any. cut In
rates would be met by line from the
south and the north and the territory
would still be out of the reach of north
west lumbermen and , the . loser would
be the. railroads that started the cut
The southern roads even now are con
sidering the advisability of cutting the
rate.- Within the past few days I was
told by a southern railroad official that
their shippers were clamoring for lower
rates to the Missouri river teritory and
that If any reduction- was . made by
coast lines they would -meet It But as
long - as we keep rates at the : present
notch, for the sake of harmony and to
avoid rate wars the southern roads will
not act At present the northwest lum
bermen are occupying the field y In the
middle west as rapidly , as they can ex
pect to with, the competition that ex
ists, and lower rates .will not iaid In
their struggle. With the long haul
against them the coast shippers will al
ways be at a disadvantage.
"For the sake of ' harmony, for , the
good of the lumber industry - of the
northwest as , well, the present rates
must be left alone, and that is the
way the trafflo officials of the Northern
Paclflo will feel when they have to set
tle the question. - In brief the situation
is; the lumbermen will not gain by a
lower rate to Missouri river points and
the railroad will lose what profit there
now Is in the haul, i Were the present
rates high In proportion to the service
given. It would ie different" -t r t
:. Sotuid Kills Host Affected. (
j Portland and Oregon lumbermen gen
erally, while Interested In the movement
for a 40-cent rate, are not so vitally in
terested as the Puget sound mill men
and shipper. 'What local lumbermen
want is a rate to Omaha over the Harrl
man lines that will be the same as that
given Puget sound shippers to St Paul
by the Northern A Pacific and Great
Northern. This rate Is not likely to
come for the same reasons that are' ad
vanced ,by the ; Northern Paclflo for re
fusing to give-a -lower rate to Omaha
via the Burlington from Billings. From
the Northern Paclflo It is also learned
that the 40-cent rate tJ St Paul will
not be Increased, though the haul is re
garded by the company as one too
cheap when compared with -the rates on
other commpdltlev. ", -
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' - 'Tiit picture' shows Daniel . Sui
' j Vfi'Mftuont&.cibitionyfagiUTA
;the exterior, of the exchange. The
. i scene in the pit when the, failure
- df 'Sully & Cd. was ann6unced;i
' ! also shown. - '
Mine Cage Falls 600 Feet
-rShaft Fflled With
COGHLAN TO COMMAND
AT NEW YORK YARD
(Joarntl Bppcltl HrTlc.).
Washington, March !8. It is practi
cally decided that Rear Admiral, Cogh
lan, commanding at' the - Isthmus of
Panama, will succeed s Rear Admiral
Rodgers, commandant at the New Tork
Naval yard, Rear Admiral Jewell la to
relieve Coghlan. , 't 'r ' '
' OOWpsTT STmTITJS IDJUBTZS.
(Spefiil Dlipatch ' to "She JouruaL) '
Pendleton Or., : March 88.-rJ-'. ; b.
Bloucher, who was injured by an O. R.
A N, train at Thorn-Hollow Wednesday
and watted for several hours before
help came, dlediln the hospital today.
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LAND TO; THE DALLES
. (Woiblngton - Bums of The JoarnaL)
Washington, D. C, March. 26. The
house todaV passed Williamson's bill
prpvlding for the donation of four Jots
In the Fort-Dalles Military addition to
The Dalles, to the Oregon Historical .so
ciety. The lota and buildings thereon
are to be held and maintained solely for
histdrical purposes.-, . v . .
1 BKESXAH. GZTB A sTOW TBIAT '
, ' , 1 (Journal BpecUl SrTiee,)
Chicago, March 28. The appellate
court today granted a new trial to Alder
man iBrennan and Charles '.. McCarle,
who were convicted- of vote buying and
sentenced to one year In the county
(Journal Special Berrlce.) .
Wilkesbarre, Pa., March 28. A fear
ful accident occurred . at the Dorrance
colliery,, near here, toaay. ;
The rope to a cage carrying 10 mine
workers of the second shift to work,
broke at 10 o'clock' this morning, let
ting the .cage drop to the bottom of
the shaft 600. feet below.; Two of the
unfortunate men, or what remained of
them, were -brought: to the surface.
Eight others lie mangled at the bottom
of the pit. 1 The latter is filled with
debris, owing to several . hundred feet
of timbering having followed the cage
in its destructive fall. ?
The bodies of the men recovered could
not be identified, as they, were crushed
tO pulp. ' , . '-. , , ' - .
It was4 reported that the shaft had
caved in through the explosion of fire
damp, and soon there were hundreds of
(Continued on Page Three.)
Great Northern Freight
Cars Piled High by
Broken Rail. V
(Special ntgpatch - to The Journal.)
Chehalls, Wash., March 26. A wreck,
which was disastrous as a property loss,
but in which none was injured, oc
curred at 2 o'clock this morning on the
NorthVrn Pacific line one mile below
Napahne and five miles south of the
scene! of the Elks' excursion wreck of
last summer. Mahara's minstrels, rid
ing in a special car, were on the freight
train which was . wrecked, but all es
caped, serious injury, although many
were severely bruised or- cut. , ,
The tender;' and. 11 box cars were
ditched as a "result of a broken' rail.
The engine passed . the defect safely,
but the tender was - torn from it and
Jumped the track followed -by a string
of box cars, which were piled. In every
direction and demolished. , ,. ;. ,
Several hundred feet, of track was
torn up and the heavy steel, rails were
(Continued on Page Three!) .
N SUIT CASE
During High Wind Today Fire Starts
in New York City and Threatens
Financial Center of the .World.
Express Companies Sustain' a Mlion'Ppnafi
' J.0SS Fame Among Bankers and JJroKers.;
Who Try to Rescue ' Securities. : -
t (Journal Special Berrlw.V
( New Tork, March 29, A serious fire
started at noon here' today, which for
a time threatened one of the most im
portant, financial centers of the world, i
In the basement of the building jon
Broadway occupied by the Morris Eu
ropean Express company a blase; was
discovered under the stairway leading
into the hall above. ,- So rapidly did the
flames spread that the two adjoining
buildings occupied, by the Adams Ex
press company were soon burning. '
The first alarm was followed by a gen
eral one, which called Are apparatus
and policemen from all parts of , this
big city. . '
A high wind was blowing at the time
and it was believed that the Are would
leap across Broadway to the Consoli
dated .Stock Exchange building, and the
occupants of this structure were- noti
fied by the .police to, move , all effects.
The exchange ' suspended business , at
once, and, guarded by, police '. officers,
bankers and brokers removed their val
uables to places of safety. ;, t....
Excitement became . intense when H
became known that the fire was in the
very heart of the great financial dis
trict and more police, were hurried to
the scene. From buildings a block-on
each side, of the burning structuresval
uables were- removed, . strongly guarded?
by-police and firemen. 1 .
' At 12:46 o'clock nearly SO' stream
were being directed, on the fiercely burn
ing fires, and within 80 minutes- from
that time the flames wire' uridercontrol
V Express Offices Destroyed.. ' . .
i Every vestige of the' Adams, , Morris!
European, and American Express compa
nies' general - offices Is , destroyed, and
it is now.' estimated that the loss "will
reach more than $1,000,000. .
There became a panic among wealthy
operators when it!was believed that the
fire would consume property of inesti
mable value, and- thousands of dollars'.
worth of securities - and bullion were
carried from .endangered - buildings - in
Buii .vnoiip, uaonv mm j fv. vv v-v v
ers. In this way nearly $500,000 in reg
istered express bullion was taken from ,
the buildings - which were burning, the
Wells-Fargo company alone saving
$100,000 in . cash." " . ;
When the news , of. the. fire became
general prominent men from all over ,
the city rushed to the scene, and It Is
reported that Mayor McClellan person- .
ally gave directions to police and fire-,
men, the latter's work being marvelous
MAYOR WILLIAMS IS
Right of Way Secured
Except Over Taffe's
Without further legislation at the next
session of the legislature there is now
little prospect that the portage railway
will be built. It has been superseded by
the Celllo canal, and although the state
commissioners who have both projects
in hand deny, that the' construction of
the railway has been abandoned, they
express the belief that it cannot be built
without exceeding, the appropriation of
16B,000. By the terms of the portage
railway act they are prohibited from in
curring any indebtedness in excess of
the appropriation. '
Right of , way for the Canal has now
been secured from all, of the property
owners at The Calles through whose
land the canal muitt pass, with the sin
gle exception of J. H. .Taffe, who de
mands a price which the state commis
sion considers exorbitant Condemna-
(Contlnued on Page Two.J
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I which appeal to people : who: desire to be in-'
tion..- Many of, the, great writers of the day
will discuss questions of public moment pre-;
1. senting them from new points of .view, There ;
' will be all the old favorites and some new ones.
Fashion, society and woman's clubs will ; re-,
ceive a great deal of painstaking attention and
will be up to the usual standards. The comic
pages for the boys, young and old. will be more
comical than usual Every department will
be brimming full of good things and there will
be no disappointment in any direction.
The news jdepartfnents will be covered with
extreme care, in us initial issue mere was a
lack of telegraphic news due to the storms
" that prostrated wires in every direction. , But
everything promises to be working well to
night. We wish to call particular attention to
the - special cable service ' which covers the
news of all the European capitals as well as
the interesting gossip and speculation. . With
our own; leased ;wire the public ;may rest as
sured that the very' cream of foreign, war and
domestic news will be furnished them. , ; ,
Don't miss The Sunday Journal or you will
. regret it A telephone message will bring it
to you 'at your home.' ' 1 '
Mayor George H. Williams celebrated
his Slst birthday today by going to his
office at the regular, time and devoting
the regular number of hours io the
rouUne business of the city. It was
not generally known that today - is the
(1st anniversary of the executive's
birth and few citlsens of Portland real-
Ice that this city has the oldest mayor
in the United States. -: '"'
"Yes. I am 81 today," Mayor Will
iams said this morning, "and, as Gen
eral Webster : once said, 'I ain't dead
yet.' I never was in better health and
never felt better than I do today. I feel
Just as strong as I ever did and don't
know much - about sickness. I drink
milk regularly each day and. have done
so for years. Dr. Hutchinson tells me
that In those SI years, while I have
been. drinking milk I must have become
possessed of about (1.000,000,000.000 or
more of , bacteria which scientists say
are always In milk. But I haven't' en
countered any 111 effects from the bac
teria up to this time and don't anticipate
any. In fact, we must be getting quite
friendly by this time.. . ., i : ---s,
"I drink-coffee regularly once each
day, in the'v morning, but have - never
become addicted to its uee. I rise and
retire regularly and have, always had
regular habits. I attribute that as one
reason for -my. health and strength,
"Yes, I am the oldest mayor in the
United States so far as I know. 1 have
never heard of any who was as old as
I, and in fact, there are few men living
who have reached the same age. , have
no prescription for longevity except
regularity and a'1 strong constitution.'?
During the greater part of his long
life Mayor Williams has been promi
nent in city, , state and national affairs.
He has been prominent In city, state
and national affairs. During nearly the
whole of President Grant's first - admin
istration he was . attorney general . and
was appointed to a position on the supreme-
bench by President Grant The
Uy O iM
MAYOR GEORGE It. WILLIAMS.
Photograph by Grove. '
appointment was not confirmed by th
senate. He has served also as United
States Senator from Oregon. -
Mr. Williams . was born In New
Lebanon, N. Y., in 1 82$. and came to
Oregon in June, 1863, when he was ap
pointed federal ' Judge of the northwest
district embracing the then teritory of
Oregon. He was. later chairman of the
commission that settled the Alabama,
claims with the British government.
PAY MOKE FOR BROOMS
' (Journal Special Berrlee.) , '
Chlqago, March 26. Reports to the
contrary notwithstanding. It Is today
asserted that the broom combine Is as
sured. At a. conference held this week
all arrangements for organising the
combine' were practically completed.
The combine wltl have a capital -of
$1 $,000,000 and will, It is said, represent
76 per cent of the Industry In the United
States. The largest plants of New York,
Ohio, Indiana and Illinois are interested.
The combination hopes to check the
trade war whloh' has been much In evi
dence during the last few years and
also expects to cut the cost of produc
tion to a minimum and thereby increase
the profits. ,
WOMEN WILL WALK .
(Journal Special Service.)
' New York. March ; 26,-t-Brlght ; and
early Monday morning, according ' to
present arrangements, Mrs. Annette L.
Place. of the , Professional . .Woman's
league, till start from this city in an
attempt to walk across the , continent
The trip will te mude in company with
her. close friends, Mr. and Mrs. ; Bran
nan ftnri thA;' tinrtv i nvnMta trt rAAr.h
California wtthlrt a -year.
i ney wm ks ne journey in -easy
stages, tramping as much, each 'day as
strength and Jncllnationrilt permit and
lodging ' where they 'may ion 'the road.
New? Jersey, Pennsylvania, ' West Vir
ginia, Kentucky, -Missouri, Indian Ter
ritory, the northern part of Texas, New
Mexico -and. Arlsona Is the itinerary
mapped out. though the pedestrians will
feel at liberty to depart from it at any
. MAURITIUS ISLAND
, . (Journal Rjierlat Service.
Port Louis, Mauritius, March K. A
tornado swept (his island on Mw- ti 22,
killing $4 persons and .doing immxriH.
damage to property. "
Growing crops and frurt plantation
were swept away until whre ii,i
prosperous plots of cultivated land It
nothing but a wind-torn plain, Altn' . t.
all of those who lost tlielr llvt ., r
native laborers. .