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VOL. III. NO. J01.
Captain of Steamer Arriving at Chefoo
Brings the News of a Ter
rific Naval Engagement
Says Japanese Fleet Consisting of Five Cruisers
f . i n- t tm .
nun .'Mini at riKri
the Vladivostok Squadron.
(Journal Special Ser?iee.)
Chefoo, July 1 TA report reached tier
this afternoon thut, 1 confirmed, Will
probably provf lo be the first new of
one of tlie greatest naval battles or the
war. It was brought here by the cup
tiilu vt . the xianmur t'hefoo, whicli
p&Ksed in the vicinity of the engage
ment. -
According tu his account, a Japanese
fleet of two battleships and five cruis
ers were m lively engaged with another
feet. pnsuniafVly the Vladivostok
Hquadron. tliough the ships ot the en
emy could not be observed closely
enough to establish their rating or
The t'hefno wan to the ' rear of the
Japanese fleet, and waa Between 10 and
lf miles away from the opposing
squadron. Terrific explosion wei e
hear. I. which the captain asserts could
not have hueii occasioned by anyt)ung
but a buttle of Ki'iit nejceness.
It Is believed by the correspondents
here that the report Is worthy of cred
ence, and that the fleet with whloh the
Jnpunwe are flKhtltig Is the Vladivos
tok Muinfilnm, which has been In these
iiters lor neveral days past mid has
been watched for by the Japanese.
I: la almost certain thut if such
proves to be tho case, it will result In a
victory for the Japaitaae, who are able
to brUig a much heavier force to bear
rMan the, Russian squadron, and" r de
lermtned to -annihilate It, as it Is th
rnot,t' menacing factor In the present
Japanese plu
Tall of Plve Jajaoae Repulses and One
Rasslan Defeat.
J..urtul Km iisl .Service.)
St. rvtershiirir. July 1. (.eneral Ollln-
ky reports that the Japanese In the
li'-lghborhooil of Port Arthur on June
L''l delivered three unsuccessful nt
f'tnpts on Mount UayMliiza with rreat
l.vss The) same day the J:pninse bom
1 :.rded the coast from Syoblndaa bay.
I-urlns the nlKht the Russians retired to
J. 1111 Wiiiitny, which the Japanese at
t.ichcl, but wer attain repulsed. The
t ime day a 1 rtfe force of the enemy
tn.cle an attack on Aiinthoutr.sln, 10
mill's from 'nit Arthur, outflanking he
KushIi.hs. who retired with great loss.
A lT"g" Japanese force Is marching
from f h 1 11 y to Houlnsln with mountain
Additional Details of Port Arthur En
gagement Are Received.
(.fmirtin! ii'itnl Sorrier I
Mukden. July 1 -More details of
ind.iy s nyM outside of port Arthur
i- v the battle opened with a.bombard-
t v I
k t I YvV '
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Who Succeeds Attorney-General Philander C. Knox.
I (ixirml etperUI Serrlee. )
Vashlngton. July 1 The regular
i-iretlng of the cabinet today waa at
tended by a new member. Paul Morton,
who was this morning sworn In as sec
retary of the, navy. Mr. Morton, who
obtained a nine months' leave of an
Fen' ' from his duties as second lca
j, resMent of the Ranta Fe railroad. In,
,,nler to serve In President Roosevelt's
, nb!i etthe remainder of the president's
term, arrived In Washington yesterday.
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.unniisrii ri rtr r
ment by the Japanese Peet, followed by
a land attack on the heights near by.
The Japanese success resulted from
the turning of the Hussian left by the
force which had been landed and crept
up covered by firing Injront.
Ite Joaaea.ou both vide are said to
have been heavy, the Japanese casualties
being greatly added to by the rTGSs)ans
explodlnK a mine.
Tho Russian losses were seven of
ficers and, 200 men killed. . The Japa
nese losses were much greater owing
to the mine.
General atnropatkln's Demand for B50,
000 More Mentis Denied.
(J"iirnnl Special SrTlce. i
Iondon, July 1. - The 1,'entral News
correspondent at 8t. Petersburg wires
that it Is stat'd in mllltarlrrles that
(leneral Kumpatkln has been denied the
additional forces he asked for amounting
to ar.O.ono men. owing to the burden al
ready on tbe county nnd the serious In
ternal condlUm of affairs.
Japanese Expeet to Compel mnaelaa
- trarraaiit "trtrmr-MMt -f- '
(Jounul Upeolei erlee.)
Rome, July 1. The Japanese legation
here has news that the Japanese army
is now almost In touch wltli Kuropat
kln's commur.lcatlons. The Russian
pom t iMI"aT"r.T.rTfl ngrTTTs said", Ts" fast,
becoming untenable, arid Uie optimistte
nature nt the advices tend to the belief
that the Japanese commanders expect
that Kuropatkln will capitulate, or be
overpowered, provided he hurries troops
forward and gives battle.
(.Tonrntl Ppeehil aerTlee.)
T0KI0, July 1. -General Kuropatkln
and rteneral Sticklehurg are hurriedly
withdrawing their troofis from Halchung
In an endeavor, t i nrrive at I.lao Yang In
time to stop the Japanese from advanc
ing over the heights nt Tunk King, thus
cutting off the Russian retreat.
(Journnl Sp-ctl fierrlr.)
fit. Petersburg. July 1 Pkrydloff re
ports from .Vladivostok that the squad
ron that ' borrfbarrled Oensen returned
there safely today This news Is taken
as an offset of a t'hefoo dlspntch which
w:is received ):e:c In a roundabout way
tniiay and was to the effect that It was
reported tlnffT the Vladivostok squadron
was giving' battle to a Japanese fleet.
After taking the oath of office this
morning, he was presented to "the bu
reau chiefs and Immediately entered
upon his now duties.
Secretary Moody was cworn In attorney-genera),
the principal, officers of
the department' witnessing the cere
mony, which waa precede! by a short
speech (ram retiring Attorney-Oenwral
Victor H. Metealf. the newly-appointed
aenretary of commerce and labor, haa
net'yt arrived.
Residents of the Penin
sula CDmpIaW Sup
ply Is Inadequate. ,
Superintendent Dodge Says Trouble Is
But Temporary and That Relief
Will Come When North A!
him Tanks Are Raised.
, Villi the coming of warm weather,
complaints are becoming frequent that
tha WalSr' euppiy. "I ieTlMttta-'Or
the east side. Is not adequate to the or
dinary needs of the consumers. These
complaints come, for the most nart,
from that part of the peninsula lying
rtoith of liwer Alblna and within the
city limits. This territory derives lis
supply or water not from riull Run, but
from artesian wells In Alblna.
At North Alblna, Piedmont and other
points on tho penlrisuia residents are
loud In their complaints that they can
not get walerenougli for drinking and
cookliig purposes, while washing is fast
becoming a luxury and the Irrigation
of lawns and flower beds la a thing to
be done only utter- dark, and when the
demand for other purposes Is at Its min
im urn.
- At the water office It Is stated thatH
the shortage is due in part to t tic small
slx; of the mains in the peninsula dis
trict, and in part to the waste of water
by consumers. Superintendent I lodge
of tho city waterworks -is authority for
the statement that the dally supply of
water pumped Into the mains of tho
.peninsula district should te aucleiit r
for a population-three or -ftfurttfmoa . -
assertion Is basd. upon statistics of
the per capita consumption of water In
other cities of the United States.
The 'watej: SHAiti of the peninsula
was originally TrTstalled by private
tftvtdTTals- antTwaw V" rvhaeert try-
about I wo y tiara ago. .Tho mat
small and their capacity is bei
greatly overtaxed by' the rnpldl
lng population. The source of supply
is the artesian wells and pumping plant
in Alblna. It Is the purpose of the
water board to enlarge the mains In the
peninsula as rapidly as possible and to
substitute Bull Run water for that now
drawn from the artesian wells.
Complaints from Wqrth Alblna.
Hut whatever the qsuses of the short
age of water, theVe can on 110 doubt that
It exists, and mat it Is causing ex
treme dissatisfaction. The following
letter appears to express the viewe of
manv residents of the district:
Portland. June is To the Kdltor.of
The Journal The water supply of our
city has a wide as well as a Just repu
tation as being unexcelled In quality
and ample In quantity, and I have often
said that this one feature was pf Itself
sufficient to build up a great city. Un
der these conditions any complaint will
be as unexpected as It will be unwel
come, but It neverthcleMt remains a fact
that the residents of that section of our
ctv known as the peninsula have not
for some time past been enjoying these
"The supply Is entirely Inadequate
and the quality Is unbearable, the
source of the supply Is unknown, but it
i currently reported to be the Willam
ette river, ami It certainly requires no
stretch of Imagination to give consid
erable credence to this - report. At
North Albinn. where 1 reside, the gen
eral conditions are aggravated by the
exposure of our water In two open and
exposed tanks, which have boen left
Inexcusably uncovered since a wind
storm unroofed them several months
ago. and consequently the supply from
our faucets Is tepid to the extent Of be
ing positively nauseating on this ac
count, eveu if tho quality waa satisfac
tory. "To give a specific Illustration, I
might say that last evening a child In
a North Alblna home became suddenly
Indisposed, a hot bs,th was prescribed,
but could not be given because the pres
sure w.v not sufnclem to make any
water run in the bath tub. although
holler full of hot water was at hand
and reaiiv for use; and. a cool drink to
relieve the fevered condition waa Inac
cessible. "When a situation like this becomes
chronl.' It Is a matter of public Interest,
anil the victims are approaching tho
stage where long suffering submission
will rive place to vigorous protest and
public agitation.
Yours respectfully,
InoonTenlenoe Only Temporary.
"Mr Paget s letter- called forth the
following reply:
Portland. Or., June 2D. Dear Hlr I
regret to learn, from your favor of this
dute. coWemlng the poof condition of
the water supply In North Alblna, and
will state that 1 know the water board
has planned to remedy" It as soon ss
possible by means of large mains to bt
laid throughout that district.
"Ijtst summer the board. In order to
Incrnase the pressure throughout the
Alblna district, raised the small High
land tank 20 feet, and abut the water off
from the' others. Therefore you mr.y
see that the temperature and quality of
the water at -your residence la not af
fected by water left 'standing In the
North Alblna tanks to prevent them
from ahrlnktng.
"About three weeks ago the Bull
Run mains were completed aa far ss the
Lower Alblna district, and that district
supplied with water by gravity. Bines
then It has bean found that the Alblna
DumDS. ralfaved of atiDnlvlna that dls.
trlct, are able to furnish, a little mora
water, and the board laat waek com
menced to rata tha North. Alblna tanka
Continued ,oa rga ri,j
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Wife of tha Republican nominee for
y grow- " . . a
Flat Salary Bill Shelved by Last Legislature Will Come Up Again The
Secretary of State's Office for Instance Is Reputed to Be Worth
From $ 1 5,000 to $20,000 a Year, Though Salary Is Only $1,500,
(Sp1iil rMapatrh to The Journal.)
Salem, July 1. The question of plac
ing the several state officers on a flat
salary and having the fees collected by
these officers turned Into the state
treasury will be perhaps the most seri
ous that will face the state legislature
next winter, -"hence It might be profitable
to review the existing conditions and
the experience of the last legislature in
relation to this subject.
A flat salary bill waa introduced In
the house (II. B. 163) by Kay of Marlon
county ar"l was passed by that body
with 52 aye votes and only three nays
Hllyeu (Dera.) of Linn, Both of Co
lumbia and Oil! of Multnomah, five
being absent Adams (who waa not
present during session), Claypool
(Dem ), Hume, Huntley and Paulsen.
The absence of the last two, who were
from Clackamas county, may find some
coincidence with the absence of Presi
dent Brownell from the senate when
the same bill was voted on there.
Huntley is the only one of the naya and
absentees who la a member of the next
When the Mil came up In the senate
throe days after It passed the house.
Senator Rand, chairman of the Judiciary
committee, reported adversely upon It,
asserting that It was unconstitutional.
while Senator Pierce dem.) made, a
favorable minority renprt. When 'the
bill was voted on It received 15 votes.
The Journal
Continues to
Grow in Cir
culation, and
this is the
Summer Time
JULY 1, 1904
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v-5;. Jr;s VX.
A; r Tki. ,V ik
vice - president, who haa dona much to
distinguished husband. ,
. A movement is under way to
secure from the next legislature
a flat salary law, which shall
definitely establish the compel)-
Ration of state ofliclala and do
away with the fett system. Both
Republicans and Democrats were
pledged, by the party platforma
of the campaign of 1902, to the
enactment of such a law. A Flat
salary bill waa introduced at the
laat regular session and waa
supported by all of the Demo-
cratlc members and many of the
Republicans, but failed to be- e
come a law.
I'nder the existing system the
emoluments of the state officials
are very large and far In exceas e
of the value of the services ren-
dered. The secretary of state's
office Is popularly reputed to be
worth from $15,000 to $20,000 a
year, and other officials of the
state government receive com- 4
pensatlon that Is nearly or quite
as excessive.
or one short of the necessary majority.
The vote in detail:
Ayes Senators Booth, Carter, Crol
san, Farrar, Holman. Johnston, Mays,
Mulkey, Myers. Pierce. Smith of Mult
nomah, Bmlth of I matilla, Wade, Veh-
rung and Williamson
Naya Senators Ialy, Fulton, Howe,
Hunt, Kuykendall, Miller iDem.l, Rand,
8mith of Yamhill and Stlever 9.
Absent Senators Olmmlck. Ifobson,
Marsters, MoOInn, Pweek and President
Brownell t.
Seven of those who voted yes will sit
In the next, session Booth. Carter.
Crolsan. Farrar. Mays, Pierce and Smith
of Umatilla, while four of those who
voted no will be "there -Howe, Knyken
dall,. Miller and Rand; also two of those
who were absent Hobson and President
iBTestlrmtloB That Tell ma.
There Is something In connection with
thla flat salary and fees proposition
which has not been spoken of to any
extent by the newspapers, hut which Is
worthy of note. Many members of the
last legislature thought that In order
to be aide to act Intelligently In the
matter, the members of that body, and
the people nt large, ought to know the
amount' of fees and perquisites to whlcft
the several state officers were entitled
under the law, and that feeling waa
vyatRlllsed In a house concurrent reso
lution (No. 22). Introduced Jiy Repre
sentative Whealdon of Wasco county as
"Wlsereaa, Thla session will be called
upon to pass upon the matter of salaries
for state officers and tbe Intimately con
nected question of fees chargeable by
said officers to be turned Into the state
treasury; be It
advance the political fortune of her
"Resolved by the house, the senate
concurring, That the Joint committees
heretofore appointed for tn'e purpose of
examining and reporting upon the offices
of the secretary of state, the state
treasurer and other state officers, be
"and they are hereby required to Include
In their reports the amount and various
items of fees chargeable and collectible
In said offices, and the sakl "slate officers
are hereby directed to.tglve such lne
formation to said committees as will
enable them to make such report accu
rately." The foregoing resolution was adopted
by the house and concurred in by the
senate on January 28, but so far aa any
body knows It was entirely Ignored by
the state officers and by the legislative
committees.-.' The two offices particu
larly affected were those of the secre
tary of state and state' treasurer and
lie committees for those offices were:
Secretary of state Representatives
Phelps Miles and Nottingham; Sen
ators Mays and Wehrung-
Treasurer Representatives Edwards,
Hodaon and WebsUc; Senators . Uobaon
and Pierce.
Two of these representatives Hod
son and Nottingham :wlll be In the
next senate, as will also Senators Mays,
Hobson and Pierce, and Representative
Edwards and Miles have been returned
to the house.
The people should wonder (but per
haps they do not carew. wjiy the state
officers should arrogantly refuse to dls
K.lon9 thlr sources of public revenue,
and they may also wonder why the leg
islative committees, equipped with a
large amoimt of costly clerical force-,
should neglect or refuse to make a pub
lic report of their Investigations" un
der the above resolution. . In their per
functory reports, not a ' word Is ; said
about the feea of the offices. This orals-
(Contlmied .on Page Five.)
(Jenrnal Bpertal Berries.)
tymdon, July 1 Oeorge Frederick
Watta R. A., O. M., 1. C. U, L.U L.,
most popularlv celebrated aa a painter,
la dead of bronchitis. He w bora in
Watts first exhibited at ths Royal
academy In 1SJ7, and until 19 waa ac
tive In hla art. The greater portion of
his llfework, the famous 'Watts col
lection." Is In the National Oallery of
British Art. and aotae 40 or more, por
tratta ot the dtsrfTngutifhed men of bis
time are In the National Portrait gal
lery. .
This project, formed man ears
Two Venturesome Lads
Undertake a Long
Sea Voyage. .
Glen D. Cayler and Harry Kinney Fit
Up 25 Foot CraJLand 3ayThey"
Will Sail the Pacific-Trip
' Never Before Attempted.
Qlennle D. Cayler and Harry Kinney, ,"-,:
two Portland school boys, are .iobu-;-
wliera tiear the nsouth-of th ColujnWa "wrr
today In a 25-foot single sticker, en '. -route
to San Francisco and Honolulu. -"V
-- Sueh a voyage waa not heretofore . -
dreamed of by the strongest of men, and- "; '
even the sturdiest sailormatt would have ' .".7,7
quailed; whereas, these headstrong,
venturesome, lads have challenged Nep
tune and his dangers on the world' , In
gres test ocean. J
Qlennle Cayler "conceived the " plan 7'
and his chum, Harry Kinney, once a
student at Bishop Scott academy, read- 7 -.7
11 y consented to be the crew.theCftyler
boy providing the sinews of the 'game
In the way of enough money to buy tha
tioat. laying In a stock bf bacon, coffee,
pans, kettlea, sea blscutts, blankets,
ropes and sails. To Qlennle also fell '-
the task of persuading his-father to
consent to the project a consent which
was given when the father, formerly a
railroad man of Pendleton, but now' a ,
Dromfnent wholesale commission man...
of thia icity. decided, that Ilia . head- . j..
strong son would niake the venture,
whether he got parental approval or .
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' The boya, theirpwna we'l underowaft -- .
moored -the JlttlCcTft beneatlf tin Jaf ' ;
ferson-street bridge on June 2 J, and
hand-over-hand lowered xhelr small
stock of supplies with the aid of ropes.--; ;
The loading took moat of y the day
Next morning tho lads Induced the '-,'
owner oTattmH- naptha' launch.-to.-glve, ,. I "
them a tow to the moutn or ine wu- A
lamette. When laat eoen by any Port
land man they were sailing down the -t--
Columbia on Monday morning. At that .
time everything waa going nicely.
Twice since the departure of the Uttla .,
craft, which la named "The Portland
Mr, Cayler has received letter from,
his son. One of these communications, ' -from
St. Helena, waa mailed at that -town
on the 25th. It contained about -25
words and said everytbina;waA
"O. K." ' . ' ' ; f
Regarding the brave undertaking tit . ,
his son, Mr. Cayler aaia: .
"Qlennle Is large Tor aw age,-naa al
ways been strong, and seemed born of an
adventurous splrJU" Always baa ba
longed for the aea. TJp to little more
than a week ago he had been working
with me. One afternoon he quit work
and said, he waa going to quit for good
and wanted some money.' X asked why;
and he said he was going to "Ban Fran
cisco, waa going to make the trip In a
small boat; and that In Ban Frandecoj
be proposed to re-stock and make tha
trip to the Hawaiian Islands,
"For a long time we talked the mat
tej over, and I tried to dissuade him. bat
my words were in vain. Reluctantly I
gave- him the money, and I did so be
cause I knew bla disposition would
cause htm to go without my consent If
he could not go otherwise.
It la true that he is oniylT years of
ige, but I believe he Is perfectly able to
take care or nimseir. rp m win
Honolulu or bust Qod knows, I hops he
will come out all right" f
It Is believed the boys are now at As
toria waiting a favorable ehanoe to"troea
the bar. :"" "
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' Ifirfngf leld. 111., July 1. The law 1 .
abolishing convict labor -passed VY tha .
last session of the state legislature be
came effective today. Ths measure,
whJRaas passed largely because of tha ,
efforts made by varloua Taftor-ttrganlaa
tlons. Is regarded as the moat advanced ',
legislation of the kind ever adopted any
where In the country.
Under ita provision conlrart Jabo
Is abolished entirely.' Hereafter tha
convicts will be employed only In tha
manufacture .of articles usedby -the
etate. Tha measure further provt
that the convicts shall not be employed
4 more than eight bours a day. - -
ago, wsv tti the words of the painter,
-undertaken pertly tn the hope-the t
the pictures might form a -ttuclens of
a national gallery of purely British art.
Vnd partly to identify art with the boat
tn the conscience and the action of the
age." This hope and project was large
ly realised through the munlBuenca-ef -BIr
Henry Tata " f
. The painter Inaugurated a record of
heroic deeds done In everyday life area
built the Urst memorial wall al HC
Botolph's. Alderegale, recording the
names 6f sAme who loSV Thir in
the endeavor to aave lifa He rceiv t
the dlatuiotbni ef the Order of M-irit o i
lu lastltutWa by tlte kins. '
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