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VOL: III. , NO. 120.
PORTLAND; OREGON. SATURDAY vEVENING. -JULY 23, 1904.
PRICE FIVE -CENTS.
"THE BIGGEST FISH I EVER CAUGHT"--
Demands That Captured Steamship
Sandia Be at Once Released-Kaiser
'. Is Appealed by Hem Ballin.
perman Newspapers Bellicose Insist : on Big
- Naval Demonstration BeKeve Russia Wants
r to Involve. All Europe-in the Struggle. ' -
(Jooraal Special Service.) ,
" Berlin. July 2). Germany la today. In
anything but aj stat ' of complacency
' over tha auddeo turn of war affairs, and
may maka a demonstration agalnat Rus-
- sis. This terrtflo pitch of Indignation
la dua to tha seliur of tha .Hamburg
American steamahlp Scandla. tha hewa
of which was received bar aarly thia
morning. , '-,'.-.'
A dispatch from Buaa waa (Ivan pub-
- llclty, reading aa follows:
"Tha Hamburg-American " steamer
Scandla arrived here today, flying tha
Russian flat and In poaaeaalon , of a
... prise crew. She will enter the canal
Immediately- and. proceed to a .Russian
port, where a Ruaaian court will pa a
; upon her clalma."
Herr Ballln, tha managing director of
tha Hamburg-American line, Immedl'
ately dlapatohed an urgent telegram to
tha kalaer, who la at North Cape. In
thia meaeage ho uttered vigorous pro-
teatatlona and petitioned for lnatant ac
tion on the' part of tha emperor to pre
vent tha confiscation of the Scandla. .
Tha Hamburg-American company gave
out . statements to tha newspapers In
; which it Is emphatically declared that
the steamers owned by the company are
positively forbidden to carry contraband
of war In any form., ';
-Nearly-all the afternoon papers come
nut In etlrrlng editorials demanding that
- - Germany make a great naval demonstra-
tion at one. Soma of theme editorials
are belllcoae In nature -and assert that
the time has coma when Germany must
teaeh Russia that she cannot strain the
. bonds of friendship by unprovoked sela-
', urea of ships. . . ..: .',.
- '- Beleas is Beotaaded. ' ' .
The clamor became so great that the
foreign offlce thia afternoon issued the
statement that orders had already been
v ... ill.i..ti.l..J .n Ik. n.m m m hm.iaifiw t
St. Teteraburg demanding tha tmmedl-4
" ate releaas of the Boandla. Further
' - than thta no official atatement ,waa
;)'" vouchsafed, 'buFlnrenIntervlew one of
the offlclala atated that he had no rea
son to believe but that the demand
would" be complied with. He advised
that the, press and people wait with pa
, tlence-nntll full reports were reoelved.
from the ambassador, and promised that
. such atatementa, unless oonfllcting with
state interests, would be at once made
public ' ' ! f!
The newspapers assert that Germany
""" has steadfastly remained silent, even In
the matter ef tha aeliure of the British
steamer Malacca, although feeling at
the time that Rusala was deliberately
' 1 treading on dangerous ground. They
-add that the time for forbearance has
v. . ceased. -.L.
, One paper editorially says: ,
' "It seems now to be the policy ef
Rusala to disintegrate all commerce and
, provoke such' unreat that other powers
will be compelled to ateo In and at-
? : tempt to cloae the war in the far east
that she la fighting at disadvantage,
outmaneuvered on- land and torn to
ptecea by see, too proud-to ask inter
vention or aue for peace, haa come to
- the belief that foreign Interference may
pot only cauae an apparently honorable
, v cessation of hostilities, but may also
I prevent her suffering the loss of huge
indemnities to the Japanese. The csar'a
' advlaers may even have the hope that
Tort Arthur Itself may remain a Rua
r ' ".' a lan posseesion." . . , ",-. , "
To Frey oa Oommaroe.
That Russia proposes to carry thia
war against the world's commerce to an
- . even greater point of aeliure than haa
been heretofore the marking of Its
course la shown by the information re
" - celved here today that the five German
t, ateamers recently bought by Rusala
. have been transformed Into cruisers
- and sailed from Llbau yesterday for ,an
unknown destination. ,
V 3At? Home
t ' . '''.'
Xa a iAAaAaAAaisftAAatASiAisAi
eeef ff ff f f f f f f f fff f f f f f f fv
It Is believed these vessels will prey
upon the commerce of tha Mediterra
nean and If they follow the tactics of
the last few days no ship ply lag those
waters is free from the chance of. con'
flacatton aad is almost certain of being
repeatedly stopped and' searched. -
To trust the world's commerce to the
Judgments and whims of Russian' com
mandlnf officers,' la . regarded by ship
ping men here as being an absurdity,
The aelsure of more Germain ships In
the Mediterranean, should it be shown
that such seiaures were ' unprovoked.
might lead to .very serious consequences
for. the CLar's government. ' . .
KXaTACXS tokzo BAT.'
(Jonrnsl Speelal Service.) '.
Toklo, July 21. A telegram received
here this afternoon states that heavy
firing was beard-at 10:10 o'clock this
morning oft . the Boao i peninsula, pre
sumably by the Vladivostok squadron.
Tha JBoeo peninsula is at the eaat em
trance of . Toklo bay and . the presence
of the Vladivostok fleet in the direct
line of shipping Is viewed here with
much apprehension. It is now believed
that It will be matter of but a abort
tlroe,-unleaa the Vladivostok squadron la
forced- to flee from these waters,-before
American shipping will sutler. .
Reports, received here ahow that
more thaU a million pounds of tinned
meats alone are At - this time on - the
ocean between hers and America, While
such shipments are undoubtedly con-
signed to private individuals tha fear la
expressed that Russia will attempt to
seise these vessels as being carriers of
contraband goods and at least tie-up
thej food supplies in these lines pending
Inquiry. . - , .-.;
KAXJlOCA CASUS OOXTSABAa-Q.
London, July IS. It is reported Mn
stock exchange clrclea that contraband
of war haa been discovered aboard .the
Malacca, now at Suds bay.
It was shipped at Antwerp and
marked as sugar, but no statement ia
made as to what the contents of the bar
kioTs nr wabsaw.
(Joornsl BperUl Srrrlr.)
Berlin, July 1J. Although it was be
lieved for a time that an end had been
reached in the anti-war rlota, they have
broken out afresh and. a pitched battle
was fought here in the streets today
that resulted In 11 deaths and the ar
rests of more than 100 of the leaders
in the fighting. Thirty persons were
seriously wounded snd two Cossacks
were carried to the hospitals, where
one of them will probably die, hla
skull having been fractured by a stone
thrown from a roof.
The news waa reoelved here in '
special dispatch to the Vosslsche Zel
tung, which aays that the rioting
atarted after several inflammatory
speeches hsd been -mads by rebellious
Polea in the market place.
The police were first called for and
found themselves overpowered by the
mob, - Coesacka a arrived and , rode
through the mob, effectually dispersing
It and effecting the arrests.
two Koaa sxi-ruBxa.
ft fa,taa.Hiir Tn1 9 tf la en.
nounced that advices have been re
ceived from the oaptiln of the Russian
volunteer steamer Petersburg that two
rfiore steamers carrying contraband of
war have been seised by him in the Red
Sea, ,- - , : , ,.'.- :'.
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1 omorrow s' issue : '
; Count Leo Tolstoi writes on the negro problem.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox discusses "individual Responsibility." "
Life In the Hlhdu'senana Is described -by Lady Henry Somerset.
Candidate Parker, his home lif In Esopus, his family.' his pets,
his recreations make up another Interesting story of a man of today.
Like a page out of Kipling Is Edmund Candler's description of his
trip carried by bearers over the road td Tibet.
' Rev. Francis E. Clark, founder of ths Christian Endeavor society,
7 tells of his journeys In Africa. ------ - - - - , - -
Problems Th railroad building that fac 6. F. Shaw, lately of Port
land, In his new field. Guatemala, are described by pen and picture.
- How Helen' Kellar, Mind and deaf, went through college?, gives a
clear idea of this remarkable young woman and her no leas remark,
abls teachers. ' j
The' high school gymnasium and its best use Is ths subject handled
by Emanuel Haug of Da Witt Clinton high school, New Tork.
The bewitching beauties of South America are pictured by Frederic
J. Has kin. .. v..,. : ..,...... -. .-.,;' (.
Mrs. Robert Osborri, creator of fashions, tells women how to b
smartly gowned.1. .- ., 1 .
Olof Cervls, continues his stories of Swedish life, Walt McDougall
has another fairy story and ths fynny pictures are there) to pleas, th
llttlev folk. t
Besides these features all the news local and telegraphic. Is any
thing more needed to maka a complete newspaper?
Great Grover sat serenely with
his aye cocked on the line
That loitered languidly upon the
blue and bubbling brine;
He really did not want a bite he
only meant tcwalt -- - -;- - ' - -And
watch the - other anglers ; bu i
kept on cutting bait.
Then rose a large and luscious fish
irt fact, a very whale, '
And , lashed the spumy spindrift
with the left flange of his talL
BIG STRIKE TO BE
FOUGHT TO" END
(Joeraal pecUl Service.)
Chlcaso, July 23. With the roas-jm-
bllng of reprsntatlves of the packers
and strikers at a:0 o'clock this morn
Ing to dlacusl the new strike situation.
cam hopes that some ultimata solution
of the difficulty could be reached be
fore further damage la done. Both
sides appeared to be stubborn, however.
and rather inclined toward. independent
A verbal proposition made In behalf
of the packers for the selection of one
man from each aide to proceed to the
yards tomorrow morning and make se
lections from the ranks of tha strikers
with no discrimination, was rejected
because It had not been made In writing
Oreat Grover looked upon his line, '
then gased away to sea.
' - A ,f t ay, Ml wish the fish would -
cease to bother me!"
And then he cut a bigger bait, and .
- caat it on the tide,
The while he looked Indifferent, and
- sad. and dreamy-eyed. - - -
But see! the fish has seized " hla :
hook.' and Grover graba bis reel
With that stern Joy that. hope de
ferred can maka an angler feel.
and the discussion branched oil along
At noon all negotiations between the
packers and tha striken were declared
off and the fight will be carried to the
bitter finish. The packers after consid
ering the last demanda of ths union
that all cattle butchers should be rein
stated within 24 hours and I all - other
strikers within 10 days, poaltively re
fused to accede.
Th strike officers departed to bold, a
special meeting for the enlargement of
the strike to all other trades connected!,.
It now seema certain that strifes will
be called with all - theae supportern,
which In thia city atone reach th num
ber of nearly 12,000 men. - .
The Affiliated Trades. .
The unions affiliated with th Pack
ing Trades" central body are: .
Dirws Blipr Bfllfn ..... ,
t'sr repairers ......aa. v.. .........
HlefkMuiths u ,.
Plnmners , ,im,,,mim.m
Jnnlor plnmbers ,,,
Hiiraeehuers . ... ....... a... aa
Rawpniaikere ' , .. ,,,, ;,,v.
treiiieia. murn ana weitr i-raen......
Cr vnirker, leers dessert ,
Oltw workers ..,.....,..
P Inter end tteeorstors
Prrrlnli.D hou t-amatars ..........
I ltratork handlers
I.loeatnrk Srt-er snd welgbukers -
F.leator nee aad Mien
Welahmasters, eberkers sad shipping
Hair aplnnei a i,i,(itMiii.n
r.lertne nneom ....
CaaiDwa laborers .
At th stockyards there waa compara
tively quiet thia morning although a
number of girl on their way to work
were Jeered, covered wtttr mud and
their garments rent by strike aympa
thtsera, many of whom were women.
Rnth the nackera and union leaders
gave out statements thia afternoon'!
throwing the disagreement on tire other
side. The unions state they have for-
(Continued on Pag Two.).
' ' ' .
He pulls! Ue tugs! The prise Is
hl! He grapples for the gaff;
The fish emits a gurgle that sounds
. strangely like a laugh.
A moment more he hopes AO hold for
good his finny prey! -
A flop! a awtshi then, lot the fish
has gayly swum away!
,Tne sun Is shining brightly down, ,
the sea Is blue today,
And men are boasting of their luck
, but not at Buuard's bay.
(Jnarnal Spertal Bertie. )
Boneateel. S. July 23. The vigi
lance committee and the grafters havo
claahed with serious results. Two po
licemen have been wounded and the esti
mate of gamblers shot Is placed at 12.
Although the agreement of yeaterday
entered into between the city authorM
ties and the gamblers, by which the V1
latter agreed to send the grafters and
hangers-on out of the town, waa to all
appearances complied with, and for a
trae quiet seemed to reign, but as soon
as th shades of nigh tv appeared It be
came evident that the lawless element
would cauae trouble before daylight.
As the early morning hours drew near
encounters and frequent amall robberies
of pedestrlana were reported to the po
lice . and the leaders of the vigilance
commute reaolved that nietnlng
should-be dune. ; . 1-
Accordingly, hurried summons were
sent to various officers that had been
stationed In different sections of the
new town and after short conferences
It waa decided to arrest all those known
aa grafters or In any way having con
nection with the frequent disturbances.
Many deputies were sworn In and In
parties of two to a dosen men each,
started on their round-up , of all aus
No aerloua trouble ensued until Po
licemen Schoenbrough and Harris
resetted a point near to and In front of
a dive saloon known aa the "'Pike." A
gang' of rougha came out of the door
and ordered th police to move away.
In an instant ahooting began. Tbe noise
attracted the attention of other officer
who hurriedly reinforced the two po
licemen and In a abort time the riotous
roughs were forced to flea. Schoen
brough received a scalp , wound' and
Harris was shot in the leg. The fleeing
gang of grafters waa augmented by a
number of gamblers and crooks, cloaely
pursued by th police.
They fled to a point near the railroad
tracks and made an- Ineffectual auind
against the officers. More than 200 shot
were exchanged, and while none of tho
bit, the gamblersi wer
seen to carry away a number of their
party who feu before th aim of the
Befvr th cessation of hostilities 45
. For Grover has caught scores of
, fish, all aises, great and small;
But this last prise he did not land
was largest, best of all, V
. There. la no Joy that lights his eye,
there Is no song that cheers;
For he had angled for that fish for
" eight long, weary years.
-And when he got It in his hsnds
' well, we regret to say.
That somehow 'tis the biggest fish ,
., , . that always gets away. '
. f James Montague.
prisoners had been captured and are be
ing held In th stockyards her today
gUarded by 100 men. -.
Intense feeling prevails among all
classes, and although troops. have not
aa yet been ordered to th scene, every
Indication now seema to point to th
fact, that unless some such action Is
taken at once that further riots will oc
cur, the consequences of which can only
Intense beat, together with .the ex
haustion attendant upon the hardahlpa
endured by many of the land-seekers who
arrived early In tha rush, does not tend
to allay the tempers of those who are
here for the purpose of securing a home,
and who are being Imposed upon and
robbed on every side by the rift raff
that haa congregated here from all parts
of the country within a radius of hun
dreds of miles, and the slightest Indis
cretion .on. the part of the gamblers at
thia time, it ia said, would start an up
rising which would end only when the
entire band of crooks waa exterminated
or driven from the town.
Owlngtp Governor Herrled being ab
sent wfien a call was made upon htm
for troops by the board of trustees, no
definite sctlon vm taken yesterday.
It ia understood that communication
la now being held with the governor and
that It la probable that troops will be
ordered to the scene. . '
ARE SWEPT BY FIRE
(flpeclal Dtapatrk to The JoaraaM
Helena, Mont.. July 22. Th Flathead
forest reservation Is the seen of a fierce
forest fir, which I supposed to have
been started from eparks thrown by a
Great Northern engine. It soon spread
from the dead and fallen timber to
Railroad, employes and forest ranger
In lnrge numbers are endeavoring to
check its progress.. A large area has
been burnod over. . Three other fires
are reported as raalng In the vlclnltv
of Kallapell on stste and railroad lands,
m.-iny hundreds of acre having been
Hundreds Lineup at Van
;couver for Homestead
WEAKER SEX IS FIRST
Though Entries Cannot .Be Made Until
T Tuesday, Many Have ; Been in
.Line for Six Days Rich
- ' Farms Tor the Asking
,;7 J-':'- '-.-'
Two determined women are first la- a
long line of claim-seekers who 'are
gathering at Vancouver for the purpos
of filing on land being opened for settle- .
ment by tbe government in Paolflo
county, Washington. They 'are Mrs.
Rose Fowler and Mr. Reynolds of Cen
U14, -the Utter- being the- wife f
prominent attorney of that city. .
more than' a week before the time fixed
for opening the land to aet'tlement, they
stationed themselves before the doors .
of the land office and have bravely re
tained thelr plaoea, 8. Berry of Pa- - -
e.lfln nnntv arrived vnn aft.. th.
woraeri and holds third place. . . ,
Men and women from all parts of '
Washington and many from Oregon are
besieging the land office for the pur
pose of securing possession of a portion
of th rich timber land which 1 being
opened to the. public by the government.
Although the doors of tbe land office .
will not be . opened for the filing of
claims before o'clock next Tuesday
morning there are already IS or more, .'
five of whom are women, aqueealng and ,
elbowing, each, other for .places in th
line and every hour the number .In-
Day and night and until o'clock
yeaterday afternoon, those who held
places remained at their posts almost
contlououaly, leaving only when some
one substituted for them and then not
I.H.M . V. . n eaW OT. I.llt.a ,lm.
.Nearly all claases seem to be rep re
sented among th land aeekera. There
are farmers and tlmbermen from faf
back. In the country who seldom seek
neys and ' real - estate agents ' elbow
against coarse clad men from the saw.
mills. Comely women seem as anxious
to secure a portion of th land a any '
in the throng. - Doctors, merchants,
blacksmiths and several with a clerical
appearance are among the gathering.
The best of feeling prevails and every
courtesy Is extended th women. - I
trt Blocked, '.'..
"At I o'clock yesterday afternoon the"
number in line had increased so rapidly
that the step leading to the land office,
which Is above the Vancouver National
bank, had become Jammed and the aide-
walk In front of the building waa so
badly blocked as to Impede traffic
Business men. and especially the offl
clals of th bank began to complain and
W. P. . Conway, th cashier, decided to
attempt to alleviate the difficulty. H
conferred with W. 8. Phillip, th regis
trar at the land office, and plana were
finally presented to the land seekers for
organising. Several of the moat promi
nent men of the throng, including At- '
torney C. B. Reynolds of Centralis 8.
C Hawthorne and J. L. Sculyerman of -
Pacific county and F. H. Kernohan of
Portland, made speeches and Mr. Rey
nolds was elected leader of : th be
slegera. Cards were Issued to each oa
which are th names and the numbers
corresponding to th holder's place in
the line, and all names and their num
bers are registered. '
The settlers are to hold their place
during th day but at 4 o'clock In the
afternoon th doors of, th land office
ar closed and th home-seekers go their t
separate ways to return at o'clock the
next morning, when they are admitted
to the stairway or to th lln as their .
numbers are called. ' As others arrive,
on th field they ar In .turn given num
Everybody seems perfectly satisfied
with the plan. The two women first on
the list laat night slept for the first
time in t hours in beds, .. their only 1 '
place of repose until that time being the
Several came in laat night and were
given numbers and reported In line thia
morning Th greater ruah. ho waver,, ia
to come. It Is expected that several
hundred. will be gathered at the land
office before the opening hour arrives.
. Blah Land for Settlers.
The. land to be aettled consists of
three divisions, on being rear tbe little
town of Pluvlua. another on Gray s
river and the third near Willapa, con- .
Inlntn. m 1 1 InM alMtftft 4.S AAA rM th
r. k-ln- In Ih. laat lA 1i-
vislons. While there la some bottom
land good for homeateading. th great" r
portion Is covered with heavy virgin
forests of fir and cedar and will be lo
cated aa timber clalma. Much ef It is
accessible, being easily reacnea or wsr
of Orar' river, and for this reason Is -
very valuable. Here log rafts may b
constructed and during high water. the
timber may be floeted Into Astoria, at
which olac Gray s river enter tne to.
lumma. J 1 1" ii v. . ..........
berk In the mountains and the limber
will not be very valuable until the coun
try Is more developed.
Bom secttjoa or n more mjbi
land are being eaaerly snuichl and ev-
eral Individuals. It Is said, sre going t
file on the same claims. In such
th different Individual have vlaiiol
he property, ballt squatters mt.ltr..
stalled out th land ami "'-n ci.i rn h
rluht to the property. - H-i- h -.
will In all prnt.it. Hlty b 1-. I 1 it .
courts fur sutllvnienU