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f OOP EVENING. , . ,
OF TEE JOURNAL
Tonight and Friday, fair; cooler
Friday; south, to west winds.
VOL. HI.-" NO 130. .
PORTLAND. OREGON. THURSDAY EVENING. AUGUST 4. 1904.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
A. M Applegatc, Injured
in Crimes Hotel. Fire
; . at Seaside. :
MANY NARROW ESCAPES
Historic Structure Discovered In Flames
at 3 a. m. Today Cause Not !
Known Portland People - -
; 1 Lose Property. ;
. (Special Dispatch to The Journal.)
Seaside, . Or., . Aug. 4. -Early this
morning- the old Crimea hotel waa com
pletely destroyed by f Ira. - A. M. Apple-
gate, a Portland photographer, waa
badly burned, while many of the guests
barely cacaped with their Uvea. . Nearly
all the furniture and clothing In the
. hotel at the time of the f Ira waa de
stroyed, many Portland people harlng
to rush from the burning building
in their nightrobee.
About 8:80 a'clock thla ,inomlng aev-
era persons, resiaing .in . ina neignDor
hood of tha hotel dlaeovered the build
ing in flames. The alarm waa at once
Blvn to the townsfolk and tha guests of
lite hotel. Before the hastily formed
f Ira brigade could do anything towards
stopping the spread ' of tha f Ire. the
whole building waa one mass of roaring
names. There were 71 rooms in the
building, moat of which were occupied
By, people who were spending tha sum
mar at the sea coast A majority of the
r- guests were Portland people, several of
whom lost all of their, personal affects.
- , Caagk y Flasnea. w.-r'.iV
A.. M. Apples-ate, tha only' parson
severely Injured In the fire, did not
awaken- at tha first alarm, and "Jtha
flamea had reached his room before ha
became aware of bis danger. 'Apple
gata Jumped from tha srtndow and fati
at me I eel or a mend who waa stand'
ing near aiding In tha attempt to sava
Dr. J. T. Leocke of Portland waa one
of those spending their vacation In thla
summer resort, and as soon as word
reached him of tha accident he dressed
Mr. Applegata's burns. Tha injured man
was taken to , St. Vincent s hospital at
'Astoria this morning, and is reported
to be out of danger, although severely
. burned about the lower limbs.
Among others who suffered a loss of
personal property by the lire are Mrs.
M. Morrow and sister, Mrs. George Ot
ten: Mrs. Charles Savarln, Mrs. Fred
Rosenstock and Mrs. K. B. Crolghtoii
and daughters, all of Portland.. Mrs.
Rosenstock's loss is reported to bo $160.
Origin of tha Fire. . -The
origin of tha fire la a mystery.
Tha losa on the building Is reported to
be $3,000, while the personal effects of
the guesta will swell this to a total of
' over $4,(04. Those who -were former
gueata of ona of tha beat known hotels
along tha northwest coast are now "be
ing cared for In hastily constructed
Tha Grimes hotel was ona of tha old
. est Inns on . the coast. It having been
built many years ago by Mr. Grimes,
who was ona of tha Seaside pioneers.
During the paat few yeara tha building
Jiaa been used as sn apartment houae,
. many Portland people renting several
- rooms for light housekeeping. It waa
ttusted about onohalf mlla back from
jlha beach, near tha bridge which crosses
tha Necantcum river. It waa a two-
, story frame structure, and waa owned
by Mre. Sarah Crimea .
No otherbulldlngs were Injured by
the flamea, although "the 2T men com
posing the volunteer fire department had
. hard work to "keep the blase from
spreading. Every ona living within Ave
mlloB of this placa got up to witness
tha lira. , '
OOaCM TO TD JTOOM.
, 1 . (Jnoroat special gerrlce.) '.
Paterson, N. J., Aug. 4. John Lyons
-was hanged here today for tha murder
of- John Christian. - who detected him
In an attempted robbery four years ago.
. 9XMMOvn noa BUST. -
. (Jooroal Special Berries.) .
New York, Aug. 4. Tha Subway
tavern, - dedicated by Blshoaj Potter, la
doing a rushing business and tha
"Bishop's Place," as It Is dubbed, prom
ises to bs ona of tha fads of tha city.
FOR SALMON CATCH
At tha next session of the state legis
lature an e(fort will be made by those
' Interested In the salmon packing In
dustry In this state, to shift the open
season IS days later In which salmon
' may be taken. : This legislation is de-
. sired for tha reason that the aalmon run
has been growing later year by year,
until now they do not begin to run until
nearly the close of the season.
Under the present law the open sea-'
son begins April 16 and cloaea August
"IS. Years ago the salmon began to run
tip tha river during the first of June and
the run 'continued for two or three
monlha In recent years the run has
Dot begun until the last of July or the
first of August and continued for three
pr four weeks. This season tha run be
gan yesterday. This allows the packers
only about two weeks to make their
catch. They say that It Is Impossible
i s J i. .t'
Girl, Buries Her Infant;
Daughter Alive. j
EXPRESSES NO SORROW
Arrived From New i York Two Years
. Ago--Speaks No English Coro I
; ner Will Prefer. Charge j
Ih.xii-'t, of Murdeiv
(Special Dispatch to Ths -foorosL) I
Seattle. Wash., Aug. 4-Katla Busch.
an 11-year-old girl, burled 'her1 Infant
daughter alive near a barn at Franklin
Tueaday morning,, whera it was dis
covered with its mouth filled with hay
and dirt. " The Infant whan found an
hour later by Mrs. Stanley Smith, with
whom tha girl lived, was breathing, but
died a' short time later.
After r an .' Investigation laat Jilgtit
Coroner Hoys decided to arrest tha
girl. Sha. waa placed '.under surveil
lance and will arrive In Seattle tomor
row morning to 6e taken to tha county
JalL Tha coroner will file a charga of
murder against her.
The young" woman went to . Black
Diamond leaa than four v month ' .go
from' NewYork. She -had lived In New
York about two . yeara, oomlng from
Poland, end even- -now knows nothing
pf tha English language. ;; iji
'Tuesday morning tha strange actions
of tha girl attracted tha attention of
Mrs, Smith. Tha girl went to tha outhouse-and.
stayed thare about II minutes
and' then went to the barn. VThen aha
returned Mrs. Smith aaked her for.aa
explanation. . The. girl gave- a -unsatis
factory ona and Mrs. Smith started to
Investigate.-- - ?
Back of the barn aha found a -dog
pawing at .a pile of dirt. . Mrs. Smltlt
dug In and found the Infant and with
out taking tha child from its Improvised
grave rushed into the house , to ask
Katie Wis meaning of her aotiona. The
girl then denied that the child belonged
to her. Mrs. - Smith then ran to the
mouth of the shaft and found her hus
band at the Leader mine. She told him
about the baby and ha went wlttt her . to
the houae, .
Bxpreosss To Sorrow. " i '
The child waa brought Into tha house
and Dr. McCormack of Franklin was
called. When he arrived the baby was
dead. Tha girl admitted to Cbronei
Hoya laat night that tha baby waa alive
when aha burled It and made no expres
sion of sorrow for her action.
Stanley Smith with whom aha Is living
Is a cousin ot the . girl. Laat night
Coroner Hoya made a postmortem ex
amlnatlon of the body and found that
tha child had smothered to death. ,
(Special Dispatch to Tbe JooraaL)
Salem,- Aug. 4. Tha Malheur Water-
Users' association waa yesterday In
corporated with $1,700,00 capital atock.
Tbe Incorporators of record are 8. 8.
Smith, W. O. Thompson, B. A, Fowler,
C W. Mallett. M. O. Hope, C E. Beld-
ing. J. R. Blackaby. F. M. Vines. F. W.
Metcalf, C F. Pratt C 1 McCamman,
O. W. Blanton. N. C Long. T. W. Holll
day, Fred Oellennan and Emery Cole. :
The principal buainess office will be
Vale, Or. Thla company proposes to
put through a gjgantlo irrigation scheme
In Malheur county to reclaim thousands
of acree of state and United States
They will float a large proportion of.
the' capital atock and all farmers . or
Investors who desire to use water from
the company , must become stock
holders. The sum of $10,000 per year will be
expended on Improvements. Water
power -will also be harnessed and elec
trlo power developed on a large scale.
C bus or mvmsMM. s.
(Special Dispatch to Tbe JooraaL)
Rosalia, Wash.. Aug. 4. J. M. Duncan
died yesterday from Injuries received In
a runaway a week ago,
for them to take enough fish In this
length of time to enable them to make
their average pack.
A well-known packer stated yesterday
that for several years paat the run haa
been getting six or seven days later each
"The packers are going to attempt to
have the law changed." ho said. "They
desire to shift ths open seaaon for 16
days, or make It ao salmon may be taken
from May 1 to September 1, -
"This year the run la about seven days
later than It waa last season, and last
year It waa later than it waa the season
before. I attribute thla state of affairs
to the fact that all the early aalmon
have been caught off and propagation
haa not been rapid enough to keep pace
with the great numbers which are taken
each season. Although tha run Is rather
late this season, w expect to make a big
The Journal's New; Press
In, order to meet the emergency of its increasing business The Journal recently ordered
and is "now having put in a; fourth deck to its big press, which accounts fr the absence of
color from the last two issues of the paper. The new press will print 32 pages with one im
pression, instead of 24, as was the limit with the three-deck press It will also print in "four
colors In addition to the black thus giving, the very best artistic results that are secured in
any newspaper in the United States. ' . - -. ' -
The press is the very latest Hoe product and when fully in place, as it will be within
'the next 10 daysrwill be as imposing a piece of machinery'as one "could well see. When in
operation it will be open to the inspection of the public where its working can be viewed to
better advantage than in any pressroom .'on th Tacific coast
ANNIVERSARY OF POPE'S
ELECTION IS OBSERVED
(Jeoraal Special Serrles.1
Roma, Aug., 4. The first anniversary of
the pope's election was observed at the
Vatican today. Hla holiness celebrated
mass at 8.10' o'clock after which he re.
cetved his Immediate entourage in au
dience,' Hla .customary amlla appeared wan
and forced, but had lost none of Its old
time sweetness and sympathy. He spoke
in a low musical voice but without at
tempt at other than the grave speech of
a father to hla family. -
In the course of his address he said
that he waa tired and almost sick from
political wrangling with which he has
been compelled to contend since his
election.- He spoke with extreme charity
of those who oppose him and said that
God in his might would not permit the
uprooting of his people. ,
From the head of nearly every
European state except France, came con
gratulatory messagea. ' The' omission
waa not overlooked by the pope nor
churchmen, who after the audience was
over privately, talked with each other
aa - to tha outcome ' of the ' French
troubles. ; v
There Is still the constantly menacing
fear that the concordat will be abrogated
and that tha pope will Insist on a com
pllanoe with hla authority. For the sake
ot peace he might have tolerated .the
sjereecutlon of the religious orders and
counselled them to bear their affliction,
but. he cannot tolerate Interference with
hla authority,- much- leas - defiance.'
The concordat oyer which there la so
much controversy 'is defined as a treaty
(Journal Special SerVlcs.)
Detroit Mlch Aug. 4. At tha closing
session of the American Federation of
Catholic societies this morning a num
ber of resolutions were adopted. Includ
ing one on the school question, advanc
ing this solution: "Let no publlo
moneys be paid out for religious In
struction In any school; let the educa
tional per capita tax be disbursed for
results lit purely secular studiaa only
In our Cat hollo schools, our teachers
receiving their salaries as their teach
ers receive theirs.
"To ascertain these rssults let our
schools be submitted to state or city
exam (nation a. Thus will the great
principle of our government . that no
publlo moneys shall be expended for
sectarian purposes be preserved Intact"
NEW ELECTRIC ROAD
PLANNED TO EUGENE
(Special Dlspstch to The Journal.) ---
Corvallia, Or. Aug. 4. Although being
kept ss quiet aa possible, It Is known
that Judge E. O. Potter of Eugene, W. J.
Wllaey-of - Preseott "" Arts.; - George H.
Andrews, land agent of the Southern
Pacific, and W. W. Bretherton, another
Southern Paciflo man, are here today to
lay a matter before tha Benton county
court relative to( constructing an elec
tric railway between Corvallia and Eu
gene.. Some of those who bay- been in
formed declare that tha scheme Is bound
to be realized within- a year, and when
completed will be a big thing for this
section of Oregon.
SHXAK TaTETa BIO
(Joarasl Special Set i lis. )
Kansas City, Aug. 4. Among other
thlnga $4,010 In cash waa stolen by -a
sneak thief who entered Dr. William
Fry's home last night -
. , 1 ' 1 1
PORTLAND MEN FACE DETH
IN A FIERCE FOREST FIRE
Fleeing before the leaping flames of
the forest fires which are raging at tha
head of the Clackamas river, Frank
Schlegel, a Portland attorney, and sev
eral companions had a close call In
escaping -from the - burning district
They returned home this morning and
report that a strip of heavy timber
eight miles square la almost ona solid
mass of flames. Somewhere In the
depths of the doomed forest there) are
about 10 campers, and It la feared that
some of them will be unable to make
their escape. Yesterday a tent belong
ing to a family ot campers was burned
to the ground, and the occupants were
almost overcome with the heet and
smoke before they succeeded in fighting
their way out In relating his experi
ence this morning Mr. Schlegel said:
"It Is my opinion that it la going to
prove one of the moat destructive fires
In the history of the state, and If no
Uvea are loet it will be a miracle. la
these, surrounded by the flamea, are In
tha neighborhood of 10 homesteaders,
and they will have to make the greatest
fight of thalr lives tr fhey manage to
make their escape, Tha woods are dry
f between the pope and a secular state
touching tha conservation and promo
tion of religion In- that elate. In France
there have been several from tha time
of Francis X, In 161S. to tha ona made by
Napoleon In 1801. over, whloh tha pres
ent controversy Is being waged.
I France Fays Salaries. '
- Cardinal Consitlrl. secretary of state
to Plus YII who waa then pope, aoted
with Napoleon In framing the concordat
The latter agreed In order' not to dis
turb the titles acquired by outalde par
ties to sequestrated church property, to
pay yearly about $7,000,000 in salaries
from tha publlo funda in Hen of return
ing the property, or- lesa than 1 per
cent of the value of the endowments
that had ' been sequestered, for which
the amount Is supposed to be an Indem
The French religioua budget amounts
now to 42,600,000 franca (18,500.000), in
which total are Included the salaries of
all officials In tha religioua bureaus of
the ministry, the expenses for repairs
and maintenance of the religioua edi
fice.. Of this, amount the clergy re
ceive: Catholics, J.8,800 francs
($T.a$7.S60; Protestants. 1,611.600
franca ($S0.00); Hebrews, 166,680
There are 43,416 officials of the Cath
olic church, whose average salary la leaa
than 00 franca $180). They are di
vided into. 17 archbishops, who get 17,
00 francs ($8,400) a year eaoh; 47 blah
ops, at 10,000 francs ($1,000); 188 vicar
generala, receiving from 1,600 to 4.600
franca ($600 to $900); 886 canona, from I
WILL-HOLD PART . -OF
: ' ' (Joarnar Speetst Servtos.) e
' Vladivostok, Aug. 4. Tha t
prise court haa decided to con- ' 4
4 fiscato such portion of the cargo' 4
4 of tha Arabia aa Is consigned to e'
4 Japanese porta, consisting of 4
4 flour and railway equipment' 4
4 Thla cargo la being unloaded, 4
4 after which tha steamer will be 4
4 released. e
4 Tha court will consider tha e
4 Cases of the ahlps sunk, four 4
4 Japanese schooners, a Japanese 4
4 -'steamer and the German and 4
4 British steamers. The crewa of 4
4 all are being well eared for. 4
4 - Captain English of Mis ship 4
4 Knight ' Commander reeognlsee 4
e tha legality of ths act in sinking e
4 hl ship. '
At tha offices of tha Oregon
Railroad Navigation company
It waa aald today that all but
' about 10 per eent of tbe flour on
the Arabia, and all of the railway
ears carried war insurance.
KING EDWARD. VISITS
THE KAISER WILIIELM
(Joarasl. Special Service.) "
Cowes, Aug. 4. King Edward today Is
a guest aboard - Kaiser "Wtlhelm's "yacht
Meteor, ' which participates in tha race
with tha American boat Ingomar and alx
Lata this afternoon the racea were
Bailed and tha Ingomar won.
OCXDXsTT BBSTOTS FATAUT.
(Special Dlipatch to Tbe JoaraaL)
Moscow.' Idaho. Aug. 4. Mrs. Henri
etta Brown died yesterday as a result
of a runaway accident
aa cinder, and the fiery demon Is carry
ing everything before It
"The O. 4fc C. Railroad company haa a
force of 16 or 40 men employed trying
to check the progress of ths flames, but
they are unable to do little or nothing.
How' the fire originated ia not known,
but It la supposed to havs been started
from aoma of the numerous campflrea
I went up there the first of the week
to remain a few days on my homestead,
and waa accompanied by several other
Portland men, who went, on the asms
"On Tueaday tha fire, which had been
smouldering for a day or two, got be
yond control', but the people appeared
reluctant to leave. .A stiff breeae came
up In the afternoon, and In a compara
tively short time the entire country for
miles around seemed to be one solid
mass of flamea. We hastened to move,
and had we delayed much longer, retreat
would have been Impossible. At one
time we thought all avenues of escape
were cut off from us.' On all aldea giant
trees were falling, and the noise they
made reminded me of artillery la full
action. With deafening sounds ringing
tat our ears wa made a rush through tha
oolumns of dense smoke for the open air
1,600 to 1400 francs ($310 to $480): SI,
00 priests, -from 800 -to 1,800 franca
(8180 to $260), and 70.000 assistant cu
rates, who receive 460 francs ($80). It
must be noted that these salaries, es
tablished In 1801, have not Increased In
amount ttnoa then.
V ' ; Would Support ttsalf.'
If tha concordat la abrogated In these
salaries wilt stop and the support Of the
ecclesiastical fabric will haetpoms
direct from the contributions of the
laity. In addition, all the chapela, semi
naries, religious establishments, con
vents, hospitals, asylums, eta, which
belong either to the religions congrega
tions or to the different societies that
have been enabled by the contributions
Of pious people to erect them, will, be
confiscated by the government.
The value of thla religioua fabric Is
conservatively computed to be about
$100,000,000. Much that had belonged
to the authorised congregations has
been already confiscated. Some that was
owned by the unauthorised la being held
for them by syndicates of friendly lay
men or Individuals. These sequestered
establishments- ths French government
may, according to the tenor of tha bills
already offered dealing with tha issue,
turn Into a sort of non-sectarian equip
ment, to be rented to such societies or
bodies as may apply for their use for
- The most radical effect will be the
restriction of tha power of the pope and
his ecclesiastics by the penaltlea that
will be Imposed on religious mlnlstra
tlons attempted or carried on without
the conaent of the government '
FOURTEEN KILLED OR
-INJURED IN A WRECK
. (Jturaal Special servtee.)
. Parsons, Kan., Aug. . 4.- (Bulletin)
It la reported here that tha Frisco pas
senger train was wrecaed near Vlnlta,
I. -T thla morning and that 14 were
killed, fatally or seriously injured. Tha
engine tender left the track and' was
followed by several coaches, whloh overs
AMERICANS STONED 2
IN A STREET BRAWL
(Journal Special Berries.) .
Port Au Prince, Aug. 4. A general
melee took place- here today between
soldiers and foreigners, the majority of
tha latter being Syrlana. Tha police were
powerless to suppress the disorder. The
carriages of several Americans were
(Jnoraal Special Berries.)
Parkersburg. W. Va., Aug. 4. The
Democratic atata convention, which re
assembled this' morning, adopted a plat
form Indorsing the St Louis convention.
and nominated John J. CoVnwell for
governor on the third ballot.
waxkbb ASsnrxxs Crovwuro:
(Journal Special Berrlca. )
Panama, Aug. 4. Admiral Walker to
day aasumed the governorship of ths
Panama canal tone. Major-Oeneral
Davla will return to tha United States
at once. , . ,'
Cm BT BBXAKXva MAO
(Special Dl patch to Tbe Journal.)
Rope, Idaho, .Aug. 4. Frank Rebe and
William Nelson were badly cut In their
necks, srms and lega by the breaking of
machinery in a sawmill yesterday. Their
conditions are critical.
beyond. Almoat suffocated wo . finally
reached a plaoe of safety, but the thrill
ing experience Of those few minutes
made a lasting Impression upon those
who went through It
."It Is difficult to tsU what tha fate of
those will be who are still hemmed In
by the conflagration! If the wind
should happen to get In the north there
will be no hope for them. The entire
country for mllea In extent will be left
a desolate waste."
roaxsT rzBzs rsr host a a.
(Joaraal Special Servtos.')
Kallapell, Mont, Aug. 4. Immense
forest fires are raging and for a week
have been beyond control In the vicinity
of Whltensh. Wire communication with
that place has now been entirely de
stroyed. It Is reported that several
buildings In the latter town have been
destroyed, and that tha whole village la
Hundreds of men have been sent from
the adjoining railways and , vlllagea to
fight the blase', but It now seems that
their efforts will be uselaas and that tbe
flamea will have to end through lack
of material only.
Harvey Scott Wants Her
mann to Support ' .
WOULD BREAK DEADLOCK
Oregon Delegation Has Thus Far Been
Evenly Divided Between tbe Two
Candidates for United States 7
A. new element baa been injected Into
the contest . over tha appointment of
United States district attorney and the
stock of Judge J. C. Moreland has taken
a 'sudden rise. Harvey W. Scott haa
undertaken to break the deadlock In- the
Oregon delegation which - has tied un
the appointment for many months past
ana is using all his influence to secure
tbe place for 'Judge Moreland. In a
personal Jetter to Btnger Hermann, Mr.
Scott has urged the congressman In ths
strongest terms to vote for Moreland's
appointment, requesting him to do this
as ia "personal favor" to himself.
Mr. Scott a claima upon Binger Her
mann's consideration, while considera
ble, are yet of very recent origin. Her
mann haa smarted many times under
the editor's lash, and It Is only since
the former's nomination for congress.
In 1808, that anything, like friendly re
latione have been established between
them, v , v '
' Sooaevel Wanta Karmony.
The significance of Scott's anneal to
Hermann Ilea in the fact that before
the members of the Oregon delegation
left Waahtngton they ware urged by
President Roosevelt to unite in recom
mending, some one for appointment to
the office of United States district at
torney. It waa tacitly agreed that the
delegation should meet upon Its return
to Oregon and that the deadlock ahould
be broken. The president would un
doubtedly prefer to reappoint John Hall,
but he would waive hla own preference
in caae any other candidate received the
Indorsement of the entire delegation.
Ordinarily tha office would be filled upon
the recommendation of the senators
alone, but aa they have thua far been
unable to agree it la said that the two
congressmen will be given a voice In
After the elimination of George C.
Brownell from the race. Senator Fulton
declared himself In favor of the reap
pointment of Hall,- and to this position
he haa steadily adhered. . Hermann haa
also been a nominal supporter of Hall,
though the sincerity of his support hss
been questioned. But- both Senator
Mitchell and Congressman Williamson
have earnestly advocated the appoint
ment of Judge Moreland. With the
delegation thua divided, there eeemed no
prospect of any recommendation, and
there la little question that If tha dead
lock ahould remain unbroken the presi
dent would feel at liberty to follow his
own Inclination and Hall would be re
appointed, Makes Flea, for San.
For a long time past the Oregonlan
haa been publishing dispatches from
its Washington correspondent, aettlng
forth the Importance of continuing Hall
In the office. In order that ho may carry
on the pending prosecutions ot persona
implicated In tha land and timber
frauds. These utterances ' were com
monly supposed to reflect .the. views of
the' editor of the paper. Thla belief waa
further corroborated by an editorial
which appeared three days ago In the
Telegram,- atrongly' advocating Hall's
retention In office.
- But like Orator Puff, Mr. Scott ap
pears to havs two tones to his voice.
While his papers have been for Hall.
the editor himself haa been doing his
utmost to compass the appointment of
Moreland. Mitchell and Williamson
are already aupportlng Moreland; Fulton
could not be shaken In his advocacy
of Hall; so the editor was compelled
to turn to Binger Hermann, the only
retraining member - of the delegation.
Mr. Scott wrote . to Hermann that In
view of the ."anomaloua condition"
whloh has arisen in the contest over
the appointment Moreland waa now
the logical appointee and he urged as a
(Continued on Page Two.)
CUTS FEE TO GET
First 10 couples .marriage tea, noth
Next 10 couples marriage fee, 60 per
cent discount .
Next 10 couples marriage fee, IS per
eeht discount '- -,- -
This schedule and. announcement has
been officially proclaimed by L F. Clark
of St Johna, recently appointed town
recorder. Aa hla office la without
salary emolument Mr. Clark haa decreed
that to gain glory for the town and for
his office the first 80 couples who ap
pear and dealra to be united In matri
mony shall be given bargain-counter1
ratea. Impecunious swaina who Ira-
prove this opportunity may be united to
the object of their devotion at a eost
f 10 cents, tha ear fare to tha town
by tha river.
Mr. Clark, as postmaster, has bad a
long experience with love letters and
In tho course of hla official career haa
served many a lover's craft from final
shipwreck. To add stIU farther to the
happiness of . lovers In trouble anf to
maUte oX It Johna a modern Gretna
Enemies : Are Reported
Fighting at Russian's
Last Defense. ;
PORT ARTHUR DOOMED
Japanese Besiegers Now Have Battery
of 350 Guns Steadily Bombard
. IniJ the Valiantly Defended
; . - fortress. :v,.;
. fJcomal Bnadal - :
MluchwaoS, Aug. 4. According to re
port received here today the Japanese
are constantly drawing nearer to tha .
laat anu of the tragic Port Arthur's
story. I The Ruasians. however, the re
port aaya, have been driven back to their
laat line of defense, whera the tide of "
battle now swlnga.
. Ths Japanese have 880 guna In action
and are directing a-steady fire by night -
and day against the fortress, In the
hope of thua reducing It by bombard- '
ment until a charge can be. made aSeo-
According to Chlneaa sources, from
which ths report comas, the Japanese
fleets are"not' able to render effectual
assistance In thla bombardment butIt
la not believed that such help Is neoes- -aary.
Several - times within ths last few
days the Japanese fleet has drawn eloaa '
to the sone of fire and sought to assist
In the bombardment 'but each time tha
Russians have anawered with such effect
that the fleet haa been compelled to
' A Chinese Junkman, who haa the most
wurai aiiuwiwif ox rort aruor, pre-
diets that tha bombardment alone, aa -the
guna of the Japanese are now
placed, will be sufficient to compel tho
mrrlsnn of th. tnr tn inmia. Tkl.
however, not before the last line ot de
fense 1s taken, when the situation will
be palpably hopeless for a continued re
sistance. BUSSZAST OBTJUZB IB FOBT.
Think British sad Swedieh Vessels Xava
- Submarines fog Japan. ,
(Joaraal Special Serrlca.). .
London, Aug. 4. Ths Central News
St' Petersburg correspondent . reports
that the Ruaslan auxiliary cruiser
Dolu'ral Is In1 pursuit of one British" and
two Swedish vessela believed to be car
rying five submarines and seven tor
pedo boats. In sections, to the Japanese. .
BBCBTTZS BZSFATOX FBOM OXAB.
Bngllsa Cabinet Consider Oommusloa
tloa, to Xing' Bdward.
(Joaraal Special Service.)
Birmingham, Aug. 4. The Post to
day states that a messenger arrived In
London at a late hour Monday, from St
Petersburg. With dlspatchea and an au
tograph letter from the csar to King
Edward, which were taken to Cowes.
Ths dlspatchea were considered by mem
bers of the cabinet after whloh an
other messenger departed for ths Rus
OFFXCXSX BXPOBT TO UIOATIOV.
Basslans Said To Be Conttanally Bex
(Joaraal Special Berries.)
Washington, D. C Aug. 4. The Jap
anese lea-atlon gives out tha following
Toklo official dispatch:
"General' Oku reports that tha enemy
have been retreating continuously north
ward alnce August 1. On August 8 our
army occupied Hal Cheng and Nlu-ehwang,-
which la altuated 80 mllea
northeast of the port of - tha aunt
CKM mSFOBTSD XABQBS.
Daughter of Boted Bdnoator Spreads
editions Utecatare. .
(Joaraal Special Service.)
London. Aug. 4. The Dally Tele
graph's correspondent at St Petersburg
says lhat the - 18-year-old daughter of
. (Continued on Page Two.)
Green he haa given Tha Journal, au
thotity-to- announce ofndaiJr that he
will Join without money and without
price the first 10 couples who appear be
fore him to be married. To tbe next 10
couples he will allow 60 per cent oft,
and to the third 10 eouplee he will give
$6 per cent off of the established rate,
which la $6. His office la one block
from ths end 'of the St Johns' street
car line, and therefore he la enabled to
extend first-clans transportation facll- .
ttlee. He further agrees to furnish
witnesses, and will also kiss the bride
If desired. Jwfng to lack of avallabU
Instrumental mualo at 8t Johns he 14
netvable to furnish musical programs,
BriANpertlee Wishing wedding marnht s
should bring their own phonographs.
Recorder Clark Is a relative of t
Clark of hlstorlcsl fame, and a man rf
great publlo spirit and pride In Ore
gon's growth and advancement As sti
official he la courteous and pleaaant.
and eouplee having marriage licn-
will find htm ready to attend to bua).
sees at any hour of tba day or BU-ht