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OL. III. NO. 17.
PORTLAND, OREGON, MONDAY. EVENING, MARCH 28, 1904.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
AGAIN DAMAGED IN FIERY
OF HURTLING SHELL
Another 4 Bombardment of v Port Arthur
' Ends With Battered Fortress
Holding Its Own.
Russians Claim to Have Damaged a Japanese
Battleship Steamer Etiropa Sunk in Col- , .
. lision in Harbor Japs Again Blockade - :
(8pclil DUpatch to The Journal.) '
s New York, , March 28. A special dis-
patch to IThe World from, its corre
spondent," H. 3. ' Whlgham. at ' Ylnkow,
under today' date, says: ' .
"In the course of bombardment of
Port Arthur -Sunday the -Japanese
dropped more than 200 shells among
i the Russian warships lying In the har
bor. The Retsivan, Pallada and Bayan
were again damaged, : but , to ' what ex
' tent' Is not positively known. The guna
; of the forts appear to have been-out-ranged
by the guna of the "Japanese'
fleet. ." ,,'f -,' .'.'.'
"The Russians report, however; that
Japanese battleship was damaged by the
guns of the ReUlvan.
"The steamer Europa was sunk by. a
collision In the harbor of Port Arthur,
but the name of the vessel -with which
she collided. Is unknown;
'The repeated, bombardments by the
. Japanese are gradually doing damage to
'the Russian fleet, but there Is no evi
dence that Port Arthur has been in, any
way weakened. The river here Is com
pletely open to navigation."
JAPANESE ASS BErrLSXD. 1
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Xnsslans Claim Attempt to Bottle Xar
' Tor ! W Vletory Jtx Tnsm. -
(Journal Special Barrlce.) t
St' Petersburg, March 28. Advices
ire from Port Arthur aj. another at
tipt was made by the Japanese fleet
sterday to bottle up jthe fleet within
te harbor. . Under cover of torpede
. oats four ships were run Into the har
oor's mouth, where it was designed to
ink them. ,f ,
The torpedo-boat destroyer Sllnl, which
had been outside the entrance to the
harbor, was the first of the Russian
fleet to give battle, to the oncoming Jap
anese. She discharged a torpedo at the
foremost of the enemy's ships- and
fought the torpedo-boat convoy with
such effect that in the confusion the
Japanese ships which were Intended for
sacrifice were beached near Golden hill.
The firing then became general and the
Japanese fleet withdrew to a range too
great for the runs of the fort. . Later
when Admiral Makarof f sailed out to
give battle the- Japanese declined the
challenge and withdrew. !
The Silnl Buffered terrible losses
among the members of ber crew, hav
ing seven killed and eleven injured. , As
she retreated to the shelter of thev'guns
of the fort after het valorous dash slTe
received a shot which for a time dis
abled her. i Later Investigation shoved
the damage to be to the steering gear.
It la said she can be repaired and will
be effective again within a few days. ,
Can ITse Three Ships. - .
It Is also stated that .three of the
four Japanese . vessels which were In
tended for sinking in the harbor's mouth
can be utilised. One of them Is so bad
ly damaged, however., as to.be rendered
worthless. ' 1 "h - ' ; ? '
Orders are about to be given to the
workshop at Sormove for the construc
tion of an Immense flock for Port Ar
thur, which is to be. completed within
four months. This dock will facilitate
the repairs of all vesselsthat are dam
aged by the Japanese,, not only in the
oft-recurring bombardments, but also in
case naval engagements take place wlth
, in short sailing- dlatance from the port
' Japanese Spy Arrested; .
A Japanese named j3ked& was arrested
while taking photographs, of the town
of Chata, near the Manchurlan frontier.
It was then supposed that the taking
of photographs' would be the most seri
ous charge against him, but, An examina
tion of his person after he was taken
to the detention office revealed compro
mising documents and, other matter.
He is being held as a spy and will
doubtless be executed. ., A.
'V-: wuItbmJbkt roccsM. i
Bay that Port Arthur's Harbor Xa Vow
. Most Effectively Closed, 'y
(Special DUpatch to The Journal.)
Toklo. March 28. According to; the
Japanese accounts Admiral Togo was
successful in his attempt to bottle Port
Arthur Bunday. - '
Four steamships were sunk across the
mouthof the harbor. Later in the day
the Japanese battleships, began a bonA
bardment, which was continued for sev
eral hours. . - w
CZAS HOW ECONOMIZES.
Orders Konsehold 'Expenses to be Cut
for Benefit of Bed Cross Pond. ,
. (Journal Special 8errlce.)
St Petersburg. March 28. The csar,
following the example of the Russian
workmen, most of whom contribute 7
oer cent of their wages to the war fund,
has ordered his household expenses cut
at leant 400 roubles dally, the proceeds
of which economy will go to . the Red
Cross society. - He hai denied himself
of all liquors and side dishes, sTich, as
caviare and sardines, which ' are' ex
pensive, and curtailed his dally supply
of cigars. " Fruit is served only -on state
occasions. 4 : " .
The newspaper Novostl, hpwever, com
plains that public interest In the war is
lagging, and that this Is .particularly
noticeable in diminished contributions to
the Red Cross fund. ' ' - -
JEWS KVST TBATEXh
Klshlneff Order of Expulsion Will Vot
' be Postponed. "
(Journal Special Berrlce.) .
London. March 28. A Central News
dispatch to Vienna quotes a Klshlnelf
dispatch ' stating that Prince " Usuroff,
governor of Bess Arabia, has declined a
petition by the Jews that he postpone
until after Passover an Introduction of
the expulsory law. . All Jews within a
radius of 60 versts of the western fron
tier must remove, into the interior, add'
lng to the congestion within that pale.
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XXTEBEST XV SAVSr asxssxov.
Koreans Believe Be Will Aid Emperor to
: - Preserve Integrity of Country. '
(Journal Soeclal Service.)
' Seoul, March 28. There is much in
terest in the secret mission of W. W.
Sands, who came, to Seoul as. the sec
retary to the American legation. Sands
has long enjoyed the ' confidence of the
Korean emperor, but at present Is in
temporary dlsgrak'vtixar"ben forced
to resign , his post because of ' alleged
loss of certain war maps of which lie
was temporary custodian. ,
It is an open secret that this charge
was trumped j up against the secretary
simply to discredit him with the Ko
rean government and the emperor. Mr.
Sands will soon be on bis way to the
United States and It is understood that
he has adjusted bis differences with the
Korean government and is going to pro
ceed to Washington to lay the case of
the emperor before President ' Roosevelt.--
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The emperor would like to secure the
definite assurance of the United States
that the Integrity of Korea will be pre
served. He distrusts Japan and fears
that if victory perches on the mikado's
banners the sovereignty of Korea will
lose all significance. ' . r . '
It must be born In mind that all dis
patches, both local and cable, sent from
Korea are subject to the strictest censon
ship and nothing unfavorable to the
Japanese is sent out. Therefore, all state
ments that the Koreans, hailed the Jap
anese troops with delight must be ac
cepted with a great deal of reserve. . .
The only way that messages can be
sent from here Is by placing them in the
hands of a disinterested party who is on
his way to a Chinese port, where they
may be filed or mailed without being
made the Special subjects of investigation
by the censors. ; J
War Hews Unsatisfactory. ..
News of the war received at Seoul Is
very unsatisfactory. It is certain that
there has been no serious conflict It is
also certain i that the Russian force
south of the Yalu Is merely a corps of
observation, and is prepared to retire
before a Japanese advance.
The number of Japanese troops in
Korea at the present writing is about
loo.ooo. The building of ! the Seoul-
Wiju railroad, the fortifying of all im
portant , points by the Japanese and the
manner in which the Japanese commis
sary department is arranging for the
provisioning . of large bodies of men
plainly indicates that the Japanese are
preparing for a hasty invasion of Man
churia. - '; . . ;-'
Preparations for a mighty conflict are
on but when this conflict will occur it is
impossible to predict In the meanwhile
the Koreans stand tremblingly by ha
rassed on one side by Tartars and Mon
gols and on the other threatened with
annexation to. Japan, waiting for the end
to come. ,
XOUBOPATXXBT XV UAJfCXVBXA.',
Rome, March 28. The Agenda Libera
reports that General Kouropatkln has
arrived at Llao Yang, In Manchuria.
READY FOR ITS DUTY
(Journal Special 8tt1o. . :i
New York, March 28. Admiral Walk
er and his colleagues of the Panama ca
nal commission are rounding un in this
city preparatory to sailing tomorrow for
the isthmus. The commissioners decline
10 aiscuss ineir onicial plans other than
to state their Intention with a view to
deciding upon plans for .the future of
ti.e work, '. .-4 .
' The rumored legal hitch In the trans
fer of the property from the French
company to the United States govern
ment Is not expected to Interfere In anv
1.1. .L . -.1- d a v.
way wnii mo wur oi me commission.
It Is understood that William N. Crom
well, counsel for the, Panama Canal com
pany, prior to his departure for France
two weeks ago. sent orders to the com
pany's agtmt at Panama to afford to the
commissioners every facility for exami
nation or for such action as they might
desire to take,-the same as though the
canal was formally in possession of this
government. - -y.-.-.
ACTUAL PICTURE OF THE FIRST B A TTLE OF
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Brutality of ;SoIdiers( Who
Are Seeking to Eject
' (Special Dlapatch to The Journal.) i
Trinidad, Colo., -March 28. The great
est excitement - prevails here today, . oc
casioned by 1 house to house raids ' for
firearms,' and-because of the authentic
report that further deportations of strike
leaders will-be made tonight
Troops 'are said' to ' be acting more
brutally than at any time since the ln
clpiency of the trouble, and in their at
tacks on houses it is not - Infrequent
that doors are battered down,' regardless
of the fact that admittance had not
been refused.- -f . - -
In all small towns .throughout Las
Animas county rough usage is reported
at the hands of soldiers. At one house
admittance was refused because a little
child was dying ;Of diphtheria, notwith
standing this fact the doors and win
dows were battered in and the premises
searched. The child is dead. '
MEBOEB BTTLI. IW JAIL.
, , (Journal Special SerrlM.) -
Tellurite, Colo., March 28. At noon
today President Mercer of the Western
Federation of Miners ; was - still unable
to secure bonds and is in Jail. - .
Unionists who own. property, and are
willing to go surety are quietly informed
to go Mercer's bond will make them
persona ' non grata.
The federation will probably arrange
a cash bond this arternoon. Secretary
and Treasurer Forbes of the, Tellurlde
union, one of those deported' last night,
has returned and was arrested today.
Three other exiles who returned have
thus far been ablo to elude the military.
(Journal Special Service.)
West Chester, Pa., March 28. A hear
ing was had in court today on the writ
of alternative mandamus obtalnel by
the colored residents Of Kennett Square
to compel the school board of that place
to admit colored children to any; of the
schools. The board recently decided to
establish' a separate school .for the ne
gro children, and this has aroused much
opposition among the negro population.
The case Is of .peculiar Interest be
cause Kennett Square was an early cen
ter of the -anti-slavery movement and In
the Friends' meeting houses in the vicin
ity William Lloyd Garrison, Lucretla
Mott and many other . noted abolition
ists addressed large meetings in the ex
citing days prior to the war between the
states. .. In few places. In fact was tie
doctrine of the equality of the races
preached with greater favor than r la
Kennett Square. .. . ,
EAST BEDS FXOFEBTY BAX0B.
: The German Savings and Loan com
pany today sold to M. II. Stanford two
lots and a three-story brick building on
the northwesj corner of Grand avenue
and East Washington street for I32.S00.
At the time of its erection the building
1 alone cost 115,000.
Fourv Chinese .Smuggled
. 'Into Country. Nailed Vi
j ; : by-Officers, j
' Whai'ls believed to be a regular trafr
flo Of smuggling Chinese into Portland
was discovered Sunday morning when
fpur celestials were found in a Pullman
sleeper ' attached 1 to 'the' North ' Coast
limited, from Seattle. ' The Chinese were
occupying upper , berths In the car
Helena when the Northern Pacific :' ar
rived here at 7 o'clock yesterday morn'
ing. - They were placed under arrest by
Inspector J. . H. Barbour and ' taken . to
the county ' jail ' to await ' examination.
They 'will' be arraigned before Commis
sioner MaKee. ' - ' ' .
The prisoners admitted that they were
smuggled ashore at Seattle from a' ship.
They gave their names as Louie-Gin,
Lee Sang, 'Louie ' 8ul Po and Louie
Chong. ' C Chambers, a porter.- was In
charge of the car. ' . .
- Chinese : inspectors ' are ' Stationed ' at
the Union depot to watch every train,
nd all strange ' Chinese are,' detained.
But 'the Illegal entry of - Chinese has
continued for : some time, and Inspector
Barbou- resolved to search 'the trains.
The quartet of trembling celestials Were
found crouching In the corners of the
upper ' berths of the' Helena. All ' other
occupants of the car had left their beds.
f "It la aJ curious faot,'k said Mr.' Bar
bour this morning-, "that white pas
sengers are always awakened before th4
yards are reached, and are ready to
leave 'the ' cars when the train stops
while in this case the Chinese were un-
disturbed. I believe there bas been an
understanding that Chinese are not to
be-aroused until after the car is placed
on the side track." x .
The' Chinese under arrest oald they
were taken by electric car from Seattlb
to Auburn,: about 24 miles south of
Seattle, and there placed on board the
train. ' ,- . ; - - . .
No other arrests have neen- made, but
iae inspectors are at work on the case,
and it is understood a thorough inve
tl cation Is. being conducted at Seattle.
Porter Chambers left' last night for 8e
attle and Is not due in Portland until
tomorrow morning at 7 oclcck.
WILD MAN FOUND '.
. IN FROZEN NORTH
(Special Plipatcb te tb. Journal)
Seattle, Wash., March 28. It is re
ported here from Nome that the people
of that distant mining city are agitated
over the capture several days ago of a
wild man. The strange being iaf held
in custody and leaps about his prison
room chattering unintelligibly and tear
ing away the clothing, with, which he
has been supplied.
His hair and beard have grown to his
waist, and his finger nails are long and
twisted... v - f -: A,-..
There are many who are of the opin
ion that he is a survivor of the Andrs
party, while others are of the belief
that he la an escaped Russian convict
who has losfc his mind by long exposure
in the northern wilderness. , - , ,
THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN PROM'A
FROM SHANGHAI TO DALNr
TLB AND -REPRODUCED PROM THE- LONDON GRAPHIC. -
Residents of Coos Bay Country Start ..Agitation
: kf or Opening jpf jVt Tract ; Granted' by
; 1 Courts.
If -the contention of Coos Bay settlers
proves right 80,000 acres of land.. six
miles in width, from Marshfleld to Rose
burg,' a distance of about 60. miles, will
soon ' be' thrown- open - for settlement.
Since the spring of 1869 this large pody
of n4. lying in alternating' sections
on, each al side of the Coos 'Bay wagon
road, has-been withheld . from '. settle
mentr. It was granted to t the state of
Oregon by ; the federal ..government to
aid in the-construction of t ther highway
and Is at-present owned by- the Southern'
Oregon company. - . i v. i : ,
It Is claimed that persons desire to
settle 'upon -the land,: but , that the
holders .of the . grant refuse to dispose
of the property.... Suit is contemplated
In the United States . circuit court v to
have the law. authorizing' the grant . con
strued, v 'i- if f '',,.-
The original act conveying the grant
Is dated 1 March "8, 1868, and provid.s
that it is : to "be sold in quantities not
greater .than one Quarter of a section
160 acres to any1 one person and. at a
price not to exceed $2.50 an acre or not
less than 11.25 an acre. . Those, who de
sire to settle upon the land declare that
the present holders of the grant are
merely . retaining It in trust and that
who ever desires to settle upon It may
do so by paying 12.60 an acre.
The Southern Oregon company .. did
not secure the land directly from the
state of Oregon but from another com
pany and that company in turn re
ceived It from another concern that was
granted it by the state.
A large, number. of. would-be settlers.
MYSTERY OF PIGMY
FORESTS OF AFRICA
: , Journl Special Sertlce.)
London, March , 28. Edgar Gell. 'an
American traveler,' has Just arrived , in
England on the conclusion of a three
years' Journey In which he has covered
more than 76,000 miles. Mr. Gell, who
is a native -of ' Philadelphia, left that
city- for the purpose of visiting the
various mission fields of the world with
a view to collecting independent evi
dence regarding the value ot Prbtestant,
Roman Catholic and Mohammedan mis
sions throughout the world.
In bis researches in numerous out-of-the-way
places Mr Gell encountered his
strangest experiences in the great pigmy,
forest In Africa, The plgmlea will nt
do any work, says Mr. Gell. but devote
their entire time to hunting. The for
est Is inhabited not only by pigmies, but
by people ot ordinary,, slse. . These lat
PASRRNGER STEAMER EN -ROUTE
ON THE muHT'Or THB' BAT- . '
It Is understood,-have applied. to the
Southern Oregon company for the pur
pose of purchasing the land and the re
fusal, of the company to dispose of it
hAs caused the raining of a fund - to
bring, the matter Into the courts. .Sea
brook & McKnlght, a Marshfleld . law
firm will represent the settlers in case
sctlon Is instituted, which . is probable..
' One "Of the principal shareholders In
the Southern Oregon company is Elijah
Smith of Boston, at one time president
oft the . Oregon' Railroad & ; Navigation
company. Mr. , Smith arrived In : Port
land several days ago and is at-present
at' Roseburg.. - The contemplated action
of the Coos Bay settlers is denied as
being the cause of his present visit. He
is, expected to return to Portland to
The Title, -Trust & Guaranty company
of Portland, Is said to have been . en
deavoring ' lately .' to secure options . on
the land. .Concerning this. J. .Thornburn
Ross, vlee-presldent and manager of the
company, said:' . "Neither ' the" Title
Trust & Guaranty company nor myself
are concerned in the matter. E. B. Sea
Brook, of the law firm of Seabrook &
McKnlght, of Marshfleld. was formerly
employed in our offices. He has been re
tained, by the settlers." . : .
The Coos Bay wagon road was com
pleted, but it is claimed that' the dis
posal of the - lands in the grant bas
never been according to the' letter of the
statute. ' - The,, legislative . assembly of
Oregon assigned , Us grant. October 22.
1870, to. the Coos Bay Wagon " Road
company to aid In the construction of
the road. . , . ... ' .
ter are completely terrorised by the pig
mies, who make them do all the work
while they hunt. Mr.' Gell ay the pig
mies are verr bright, clever and Inde
pendent people, and might be described
as the Japanese of Afrloa, only they are
smaller in stature.' r -s i i
AJTSBJB X.EOAX.&T - DEAD.
(Journal special Herrlce.)
Stockholm, March 28. The Stockholm
court ' has Just pronounced the Arctic
explorer Andre to be -dead in- law, the.
legal term of disappearance having ex
pired. ' Andre left Spitsbergen' July 11,
1897, with ti(0 companions, in a balloon,
with; the 6bject of reaching the north
pole.1' No authentic truce has ever been
discovered of the Ill-fated expedition.
'":'., wan. xaiTDzm bzbb.
Mrs. Margaret Lander, who was mar
ried to' Lieutenant of Marines Frank C
lender In Seattle last -week, is at the
Portland.- Mrs. Lander la on her way
to Washington, D. C, via San Fran
cisco, ..;' ' ' . ' ;
United States Senator
Found Guilty Before :
Federal Court. '
FOR TAKING BRIBES
Accepted $2,500 for .'His Efforts Ini
Delaying Issuance of Fraud
' Order Collapses When.
- Verdict Is Announced.
(Joanul fiprtal Benriee.) . ' . ' '
St Louis, March 28. Senator Joseph!
R. Burton of Kansas was found, guilty!
at 12:80 today of Illegally accepting fees
from the Rlalto Grain company. ,
The Jury hearing the case retired for!
deliberations at 7:30 o'clock Saturdayl
night and remained 41 hours in dlncus-i
skm before a verdict was reached. It!
is said that the Jurymen took very little'
rest and at no one time were more than!
three of them sleeping.
No case in the history .of a St Lou Is
court, has attracted so much attention,;
me j interest extending all over th;
United States. Telegrams have been re-,
ceived by the hundreds asking for the;
Ondlns; of the 4ury 4. i 1
: All day yesterday and all through the.
night: the United States district court
was kept, open with instructions to the
bailiffs to at once announce to Judge.
Adams the finding of the Jury or any
desire on that body's part for further in-!
st ruction.- i , '.; : ;.' - ;- . '
From early morning the court rooms'
have been crowded by some of the most
representative men of this community
who expected at any moment that the
verdict would be returned. .
Pool rooms were busy all morning
selling pools on the result with odds
slightly in favor of acquittal. v
Paced Up and Sown.
At the Southern hotel Senator Burton
paced up and down the corridors all
night long and remained silent to the
scores of requests for interviews, ex
cept to now and then say, "I cannot dis
cuss the matter at this time." ,
. At 8 o'clock this morning he sent a
private messenger to the district court i
asking If there was any show for an
early return of the Jury. He received I
the reply from a court officer that no on
knew. '..',--..'-...;'.;,-- . - ..
Senator Burton walked to the desk and
said be would retire,' but left lnctruo-
Hons to be call in two hours. -
At 10 o'clock he appeared in the cor-1
ridors looking pale and worried. . He
refused to be interviewed even by his,
friends and begun again his tramping,'
up and down the balls. - I
, A former friend of the senator, but one I
who was unwillingly called into the easel
to testify said to a representative of the'
press that Burton would surely be con
victed as the .checks he had received
from the alleged fraudulent grain con
cern ' were stubborn , evidences of his
guilt He had accepted the checks for;
his efforts in the concern's behalf to I
have the government admit its advertla-i
lng circulars and letters through the
malls. , ,
Five minutes after this remark was
made word came from the district court
that a verdict bad, been reached. .
; Judge Adams , was called from his
chambers and assembled the Jury. Jt
was polled and the foreman delivered
the verdict of guilty. '
, The Penalty. .
The maximum penalty In the esse or
Senator Burton is a fine of $10,000 and
two years perpetual disqualification
from, holding public office. - The sentence
will be fixed by Judge Adams this week.
The dlsgrsced man 'was found guilty
on six counts, several having been dis
missed during the trial. Motion for a
new trial was Immediately filed by his
attorneys. ... ,
i Upon the announcement of the verdict
the senator trembled slightly and speak
ing in a -whisper to his attorney sank
back in his chair: and burled his face
in his hands. He refused to be Inter
viewed and was driven away In a car
riage to a destination he would not An
nounce. The Bpeelflo Charge.
The specific 7 charge under which Bur
ton was tried was for accepting a brlhe
of $2,500 from the Rlalto Grain A Se
curities company- to use his influence
with the postoffice department to pre
vent the issuance or . a fraud order
against the company. The trial begun
on March 22.
Among, .the. . government witnesses
were William II. Cochran, chief post
office Inspector: William H. Jones, com
missioner of Indian affairs; Edward W.
rrhalleaton. nrlvate secf-etnrr to Wil
liam H. Jones; George M.'Smlth f Ui.
postoffice department, and Arthur T.
Boyce of Washington.
' - Peeling In Topaka.'
' Topeka, Kan., March 21 renting1 t
affirmation of Henatnr liur'or.'a f t:-:
Vict Ion it Is not proi.nbla that i'v-rn ,r
Bailey will tiikf any action In U;, r'
appointing a t"ifipi'iary aucw-MHor or '!'
convening a !:Ih1 m-ion of tvvj 1;,' '
1 1! j:c to IU1 tin j'.-.'Uji y. ,. j