The Oregon daily journal. (Portland, Or.) 1902-1972, March 27, 1904, Page 1, Image 1

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Such Is Optimistic Rumor in St Peters
burg Claim Defeated Warship Is r
Now in Vladivostok Harbor
Story, Tells : of Garrison -s Enthusiastic Reception
to the, Victors Capture Is Not Confirmed, .
However,- in Official Quarters,
(Copyright Hearst Htwi Servlos ny
fceesed Wire to The Journal.)
- Bt Petersburg, March 26. A startling
statement somes from Vladivostok, ap
parently from a reliable source, to the
effect that Captain Reitsensteln's squad
ron returned to port towing a second
class Japanese cruiser. T
The Inhabitants and the garrison. It
Is added, gave an enthusiastic reception
to,the victors. This capture however,
fry toot confirmed in official quarters. .
(Copyright Hearst Waws -'- gerrlos by
Leased Wire to The Journal.)
St Petersburg, March 26. The Grand
Duke Cyril Vladlmlrovttch, cousin of the
csar, was slightly wounded on the flag
ship Askold of the Port Arthur squadron
during the-engagement of March 23.
(Copyright Hearst ,. JTews Servtoo , fcy
Leased Wire to The Journal.)
' London, March it. The report that
8.000 Japanese troops are bewildered
and practically helpless In the moun
tains 20- miles from Gensan, and that a
big RuaBlan force is hurrying to. over
whelm them. Is partially confirmed,, but
with an addition that entirely alters Its
significance. There are 8,000 Japanese
at Tang Tek and their- scouts, falling
into Russian bands, revealed the where
abouts of the column. ; ,
This Is believed to - have been . a
"plan." ;-, .;.-''(.
The 8,000 men are a decoy to draw
the Russians into- the mountains, and
the scouts were sent out to be taken
prisoners. -.-y ..y-y.i.
, It is known that at least 40,000 Japan
ese have landed at Gensan and the proba
bilities are that the army there is even
greater. If the Russians, attempt to at
tack the 8,000 )eft so temptingly ex
posed, they will find, themselves out oft
by a superior force of . Japanese and
compelled to fight at a tremendous disad-
: vantage In a country all the passes of
which are in possession of tha enemy.
Only ; Americas Tesssl la Harbor- at
Tim of Bombardment.
(Journal BpocUl Service.) '
) Port Townsend. Wash., March 28.
The American steamer Pleiades," the only
American ship to witness the bombard
ment of Port Arthur, arrived here this
morning. ,
The vessel steamed into Port Arthur
the morning of February 7, the date of
the torpedo attack which marked the be
ginning of hostilities, and .which was
made at 11 o'clock the night of the 8th.
The populace was first warned by fir
ing from the Russian fleet, which was
endeavoring to repel the advance of thn
Before the House Committee a Start
. ling Report Is Hade Rcpub- ,
- licans Are Alarmed.
(Spew, i Dtuffatch by Leased Wire to The Joonul)
Washington.1 Marcn II 'The RepublU
eanadminlstratlon has been obliged to
pay. heed to the exposures of xtrav-
agance at ' the White House and else-,
' where in the . government fnd ' tpday
Chairman llmenwaj ,of the .committee
Japanese torpedo-boats, which sneaked
In and damaged the Russian ships, caus
ing three of them to be 'run ashore to
prevent sinking. The Russian squadron
then drew back. . '
There were no further hostilities till
11 o'clock the morning of the 8th. The
bombardment was then opened by the
Japanese- and continued 45 minutes.
The Russians made a good itand, but
did not get. a proper range and did no
damage. Shells dropped all over the
city, wounding many non-combatants
and damaging many houses. - The popu
lace was panic-stricken.
Shells dropped all about the Pleiades.
None did damage, but one burst so close
that a, hundred fragments dropped on
deck. , The officers . of the . Pleiades
learned that 23 were killed and 60
wounded.'-Aside from the. non-combatants
wounded, none were killed. The
distance 'of the Japanese fleet from the
fort at the time of the bombardment
was from four to eight miles. Slight
firing continued for three nights after
the main fight, but with no damage.
(Copyright Hearst ' Hew . Berries by
- Leased Wise to The Journal.) .
' i (By J. Dj D'Aquln.) '
St Petersburg, March 28. Russia is
marking time until the snow disappears.
The , public is optimistic '
Kouropatkln arrived at Harbin today.
The classes and -masses consider him
another-. Grant, Oapable of overcoming
all difficulties. : , "
pesplte reports from quarters hostile
tf Russia, I learn on most reliable au
thority that' the ' Siberian railway is
Working superbly. 'That a hundred thou
sand men and their equipments . have
passed Lake Baikal since the beginning
of the warv The troops are arriving at
the front in excellent condition and pro
visions are abundant r ;
A special supply of cars has been
ordered to distribute food and necessar
ies to the population along the Siberian
railway in order, to offset the effort to
corner provisions, which has caused
prloes to become prohibitive. It was
feared the peasants when faced by fa
mine would - abandon their farms on
the line. The authorities . have acted
promptly everywhere. They have sum
marily suppressed all disorders. Ow
ing to the rapacity of dealers the gov
ernment is buying supplies in European
Russia.- ' .
; Makes War a School.
General Kouropatkln intends to utilise
the war as a school to teach the officers
of fashionable regiments, mainly aris
tocrats, the science of war. Kouropatkln
has requested that officers volunteering
for the front. pledge themselves to re
main four years with the regiments
stationed at the front, regardless of the
duration of the 'war.
A number of aristocratic ladles, fired
by , patriotism at the beginning of the
war, who volunteered to serve as Red
Cross nurses at the front, are .already
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. (Copyright Hearst Kaws BaAloe.
leased wire to Ths 7ournsO
Plymouth, March 27. Andrew Varna
. glerrived on the St Paul today, vour
correspondent obt In a tender, went to
"' meefrJllm',""'.1 ' i' ':',r'"' -.-V';.
Mr. Carnegie said: i "I believe there
.is absolutely po limit to American en-
ter prise. The Hearst newspaper ser-
vice Marconlgram sent me across the
1 ocean was me mosi amazing instance ox
newspaper enterplse and quickness at
, grasping an opportunity I have yet ex-,
J,perlenced. I have rarely been so, pleas
i antly surprised. I replied to the mes
f sage. I was. told the reply was prepaid.
. Any wax I paid 13 to send my answer
on appropriations cams ;out for frs
form." '
There will be no 190,000 for the White
House stables, and it is today estimated
that tha 180,000 suggested for the White
House repairs, maintenance, S furniture,
etc, is too much and that $35,000-Is
enough. The Republican are shrewd
enough to spread the. report today' that
the president himself is anxious for the
reduction, but It will turn out that the
Republican senate' leaders w(ll be asked
to give the whole pound of flesh.- v
Hemenwny found a' hypocritical text
today when lnJhe houBe ho mads ths
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MAYOR WILLIAMS "Glad to see you are pushing that
been running a long time." '
(Bpeeial Dispatch by Leased Wlrs to The Journal)
Washington, March 26. President
Samuel Gompers, representing the J.
000,000 organised . wdrkingmen affiliated
la the AmerlcanFederation of , labor,
logically and. most eloquently presented
the sentiments and hopes 'of the Ameri
can . working peope inf reference to
shorter-working days o the house com
mittee on labor- today." Arguments on.
the bill to give all labor employed on
government . contracts were concluded
and Mr. Gompers made his final presen
tation, i ;.i -:-..-, : .'-? ' ' ' i
' In the course Of his argument he pro
duced facts and figures and statements
from employes and from government re
ports that prove the eight ' hour day
where it has been given a fair trial has
proved beneficial ' to employers -as well
as employes, and he emphasised by au
thority that no employers who had run
their plants- on the - shorter day desire
to return to ths 10 or 11 hour days.
Twenty Tears Ago.
"It is now 20 years," said Mr. Gomp
ers, "since efforts . have neen made .to
procure an extension -of the first act of
congress in regard to the eight hour
day. It Is peculiar that the advocates of
this. bill are met, by an opposition that
declares, it Is too radical, too far reach
ing and on the other hand some of our
best friends say that the bill does not
go far enough and means very little.
"Attorney generals and courts have re
stricted the meaning of the law of 1889.
We seek to extend it to contractors
and sub-contractors-,-who are doing work
for the ' government. We have asked
congress for eight years to enact a bill
of this character. . The eight hour bill
has been modified,. Not even one of our
opponents will say 'that its features have
been extended. j
"Our greatest opposition ' Invariably
comes from the rich, . powerful corpora-
and would willingly have paid $300.
It was the first wireless message I ever
received."- - . .' -
Questioned as to his moat recent gift,
he said: X :. ..t;?--,
"I have only, to say now that I have
no . right saying anything about it. If
I nave made .such a gift it is for those
who received it i to announce the fact
I never announce my own gifts. I pre
sume the recipients by this time have
made statements and your people know
all about it" .
Carnegie SlsanMss War. .
Mr. Carnegie, resisting persuasion,
declined to disclose the nature 6f the
gift "I am surprised," he continued,
startling statement that it will - cost
$862,774,144.28 to run the' national gov
ernment during the -coming fiscal year.
"The stable door has. been locked,' how
ever, after the. horse has been stolen,"
said "he. t The' words of the Indiana
member created the utmost amusement
and his attempt to givo the administra
tion credit for this economy in dispens
ing the money of . the government was'
pitiful..-."..- V,'"V y '
' The estimatea receipts for the govern
ment for,, the - coming fiscal year are
placed at $704,472,080.72. The, storm of
protest that has gone up over the whole
tlons that thrive on the government
Ths bill is opposed because it la historic
ally argued by the anti-boycott attor
neys, that its purpose is to influence the
country to 'come at the earliest possible
day to an eight hour day for workers.
That" is one of the primary features of
Me progress we have ln'vlewT " We know'
that .the passage of this act will, tend
(Wishlngtaa Boreas of Tb Journal.) . 4
v Washington. V. C March 2t. 4
WUllam Randolph - Hearst' 4
when shown . a copy of Sunday's .
4 Journal, said: "I consider this 4
4 first issue of your' Sunday paper 4
4 an admirable example of what 1
4 a Sunday edition of ' a paper 4
4 should be. It A ideal. It has
4 an - excellent news section and
4 its feature section is as good as n 4
4 I have ever seen. I wish this 4)
new. 1 enterprise every possible 4
success, and believe Its patrons 4
4 should encourage an enterprise e
e 'like this where there has been '
4 such an outlay of money to- fur- e
4 nlsh a first-class Sunday paper. 4
4 ' The jnlssion . of . the Sunday ' 4
paper is unique, and I have no ' 4
doubt that the Sunday edition of )
4 ' The Journal will be a success, . 4
4 both in its, mission as a news- 4
4 paper and ' financially, if this ' 4)
4 standard set by the first issue 4
4 is maintained."
rfuf neadsyi f rovrprMs ie or.lsnd.'
"that there, is so little news of the war.
I do not expect we will hear anything
for some months. The Busstans are
not ready to strike hard It seems to
me she might have averted ths, war."
"The csar might hive used a little
more determination. Had Kussla ap
pealed to the powers I have no doubt
they , would have given her an. open
port I have not the slightest expecta-,
tion that the war will, develop' into a
general ; European struggle; " ' - 4 .-
. -. Favors Govanunant Ownership.
Informed that parliament had an
nounced its intention of taking over the
managing in the interests of the public
country at the unwarranted expenditure
of money was not .referred to directly
by Representative Hemenway. y ..
Instead he paid a high tribute to the
Republican members of his committee
for cutting down , the estimates, of ex
penditure furnished his committee by the
government officials for, next year's ex
penditures of their departments. These
estimates aggregate ,$747,317,822.79. ;
These estimates of expenditures came
from Republican officials of the govern
ment. -They wore all passed upon by
Secretary of the Treasury Shaw land
after his approval they were sent, to-con-
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work, Charles; these things have
to extend the universal adoption of
a shorter working day.
- 'The. establishment of the eight hour
day . for men employed on government
contracts- and subcontracts will encour
age the men who wlU be the first to
feel -the -material, nioral and social ad
vantages that will' follow. The state
ments of the opposition are mental rag
carpet, no two of them can agree upon
the effect of, the bill but are united in
opposition. 1
- Tha Anti-Boycott Attorney.
' "An anti-boycott attorney comes here
and, cries out in the name of all labor
against an eight hour day; he agitatedly
protests that -labor does - not want - a
shorter day and r working men are in
protest because this bill invades their
right of contract, curtails liberty and re
duces their earning . power. He says
they want more hours. -
"Now 'who does (his man represent
and . what credentials does he showT
I do say and he cannot contradict me
that there .has never , been a gathering
of working men in America or in the
world where Industrial conditions were
cscussed that 'opposed a lessening of
the hours of labor,'
Mr. Gompers related the history of the
eight hour bills before congress and in
formed the committee that the author of
the bill now pending and for which he is
pleading, is representative J. G. Gardner,
chairman of the house committee on
labor. He quoted the protest : of the
Manufacturers' . association of Trenton,
In which the bill Is declared to be "im
practicable,. un-American - and anarch
istic.", v - - ..' v . .-. . -; -Oratnltous
"This Is a sample of the gratuitous in
suits the opponents of an eight hour day
offer- to the . members of congress of
(Continued on Page Four.)
St,am,r St. Pault.Uareh
Splsndid atgrt
Carn,f 1,
the ' corporation which owns - the tele
phone system in London,, he said:
''I favor government . ownership ol
public utilities, though I don't think the,
time is ripe for the change in the
Unlfed States yet but I have little
doubt that in the United States, as
elsewhere, the time will come when gov
ernment and municipal ownership of the
railroads,1 telegraphs and telephones and
all such things will be universal. Let
me any now how much I have enjoyed
my trip on this fine boat" '
Mr. Carnegie, his wife and daughter
intend visiting Aix le Bains and Paris
before proceeding to Sklbo to spend-the
summer. - ' : ' - - ,
gress. The estimates are in excess of
the estimated revenues for the coming
fiscal year $4M48'302.O7. y
In his speech; on economy, in which
Ml4. Hemenway said the country would
approve "of (he ' Republican party's
course in the matter," ho attention was
paid to the president's withdrawal of
the' estimate of : $.90,090 , for a White
House stable, or that Republican mem
bers of the committee, alarmed at the
hurricane of protest f roi the people
of the country at the exoesslve extrava
gance W maintaining the Whits House
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Rev, J, Wo Brougher Gets Fuel From
Mayor Williams
Be Turned on
Likens Portland to Ancient Biblical - Gty of,
Vice Police Used to Get . Money Row .
Paid by Gamblers; as Fines,
If Rev. J. W. Brougher, pastor of the
First Baptist church, carries' his views
on administrative Incapacity into prac
tical effect, dry, bones that have re
posed long years. In Portland will re
ceive a seismic shaking up.
Mr. Brougher - and - Mayor - Williams
had a little chat together yesterday in
the mayor's office. J. The nastor sought
information 'about the city : and stats
laws and their violation., The talk -was
friendly, although the . preacher Inti
mated that he felt the mayor should ex
pect to be made the target for those
who believed the administration was
negligent and ineffective. - Tonight Mr.
Brougher will embody in his sermon the
results of his investigation into munici
pal vice and inefficiency as well as his
views on the 'non-admlnlstratlon of law.
A crusade on that black, social cald
ron . which swings , in the north end
may follow. Others features- of the
city's vice aside from those which exist
In the red-light district may be in
vestigated. . The resorts in the 1 up
town districts where, it is claimed,
crime runs riot under official' protec
tion, will not .be , exempt from , the
searchlight of reform which may cast
Its rays throughout the city. .
, Mayor William's Vtatemeat.
Pprlng t the -conference Mayor Will-
lams took occasion to make grave
charges against the police department
and other branches of the city govern,
ment. Mr., Brougher aays the mayor
told him gamblers formerly, paid the
police certain amounts each' month as
bribes, which now go , .into. ' the- i city
treasury as fines. - - 'v
. The mayor told me that he - was
elected on a reform ticket and when he
assumed the duties . of his f of floe . he
Undertook to execute the will of- the
people," Mr. Brougher stated last night
"But. he said, he was not upheld by, the
police, . the courts - or the juries. He,
caused : arrests he said, but failed ' in
conviction. He declared that the police
now -had an arrangement which was
fixed by the council whereby .the
gambling houses paid 1250 each month
into the treasury as' fines. Before the
system became operative, the mayor
said, the gamblers simply - paid the
police individually the same amount as
bribes. The courts -and the juries
failed to uphold him, he told me, and he
said that that Is the situation,, with
which he Is now confronted."
Tonight Mr. Brougher will 'address
his parishioners on the ineffective way
in: which he says this city is governed.
"The Mayor of Sedom" Will be the sub
ject of the discourse. : Lot, who failed
to discover even 10- who were upright
out of the vast-number-of wicked clU
senS of , the salty biblical town, v was
mayor of Sodom,' according to - the
clergyman, while. George. H. WiUiams
holds the . same position in what- the
reverend man says Is Its modern dupli
cate. .
'Duties of. PabUo Offiolala,
T will talk chiefly on the duties of
public officials, " said Mr. Brougher. "I
assured Mayor Williams that I had only
the most friendly feelings towards him
and that what I might say would be di
rected at the head of the city govern
ment and not at hlm'peraonlly.
SUseentl Vast
had been cut down, the president's esti
mate Of $60,000 0 $35,000.
TKa TaairMtVi1 is vt ; vt ari. Koaaa n 4V a Anna
A atvuitivM W I d v Vil3 Will
mittee stated that the president desired
to have the amount tor tha White House
cut down.. y; ,t'iv-y .'. yl, y'-.;- ,'
' Thl statement, is ' hot borne out by ;
facts, however, and It is due solely to
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for Calcium Ray to
Administration. .
'Our talk was friendly. Indeed. Hsj
was kind enough to Inform me concern
ing some of -the city's laws which I wag
Investigating. - I learned, what I de-
sired concerning t the laws covering tha
observance of Sunday.:. The olty has no)
ordinance -closing saloons on that day,
but a state law provides for their being
"In reference to theatres, it will b
more difficult . The last , leglslatura
made an exception of play-houses in)
determining what houses and nlaces of
business should be permitted to remain
open on Sunday. The mayor enlightened
me on many subjects of which I was
comparatively ignorant ' Ho assured ma
his support 'in any endeavors to uphold
the laws and I believe he 'will 'do every
thing in his power to suppress vice.
Verily, I believe the mayor of Portland
has as hard a time with the material
which assists him as did tha mayor ofi
Sodom In the ancient days.
- Agreed. Save ta One Hatter..
.., ""He agreed with me in practically
every detail of reform that I sugested.
Irr one ease "he disagreed, however, and
I have never, found any one who did
take th6 same view of 4 that I do. It
is with reference to the discrimination
which Is shown against the women of
the slums. Like nearly all other cities
-Portland has attempted to corrall tha
unfortunates in one section of the city.
Which here is termed 'the north end.
i "Of course ; I offer ,no apology for
the Magdalene nor do I suggest any
remedy. But Indeed I do protest against
the injustice of discriminating in favor
Of the male element of : her class. In
point of crime or depravity she is no
worse than tha men who frequent her
haunts-and should be entitled to tha
same consideration. ; ' : y
' "I suggested lo the ' mayor that ha
cause the arrest of all men who visit
the houses and subject'.them to fines
such as the women payl - And also, I
think it would cause something of a
sensation if the names of ach man
who goes into those dens could be pub
lished in the newspapers.: Why should
he receive any protection or consldera
tion from the city simply because he is
a man, while the woman, guilty in no
more nor less degree than he, suffers
not only the Ignominy of permanent
residence in the places, but is made to
pay a monthly fine? ;
? na . saayor nuta,
' ."The mayor only laughed when-1
made the -suggestion. He offered no ob
jection nor showed approval, ... merely
smiling , a dubious and non-committal
smile.. But Portland, 'Ilka all other
cities, gets just what he demands and
deserves. Traveling men hav written
me that in point of violation of Sunday
laws and general immorality, this town
has no equal on the globe. I do not
know how. true the charge is. , but ths
people have the power within themselves
to remedy conditions. ; : : , .
"There are laws which are merely. a
sop to Christians. If we, the Christian
element, are in the majority and want
good laws and desire them enforced,
we can do it '.We can Impeach neglect
ful or contaminated officials . and re
place them with men who will enforcs
the laws." , . -
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