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OOD EVENINO. .
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Tonight , . and ; Wednesday, : fair;
i , continued warm; northwest winds.
VOL, XII. NO. 134.
Prices Co Soaring as Re
suit of the Bullish
; Reports. v
MARKET PASSES $1.04
Top Price Offered . for September
Cereal Rains In Northwest and
--7 Shortage of Local Supply
' . Immediate Causes.
TODAY'S WZBAT MABXXT
' High. Close.
New Sept. $1.01 11.01
Old Bopt.. 1.04 V 10114
Dm. ..... l.OlVa 1.01 .
May ..... L04 , 1.01
(Joaraal Special Srvtea.t
Chicago, Aug. . If yesterday - waa
- av-sensational day In tna wheat pit. It
would be hard to ear Just what the ao
tlon waa today. '
Rains la the northwest and a shortage
vi usanr idv.uvv ouaneis in local atocks
sent wheat soaring. The excitement
began with the, opening of the market,
when fresh report of rust and damage
were aent In.
The ahorta are frantlo and the eoeftcs
In the pit baffle description. Perhapa
it max be compared somewhat with the
overwrought feeling In the New Tork
eotton ' exchange when the failure of
Daniel Sully, the cotton king, was an-
Bounced. :.-: ; f ' t
The opening figure of new September
waa 11.02 a rise of 1 cent over the high
closing figure of yesterday. During the
oay jne market naa many fluctuations,
which were , mainly ' downward. - Too
closing today on new September was at
1.01 bid. but a small fraction from
the high figure. Today's advanoe was
cent. Old September opened at
1.01 and touched the high mark at
1.04. It reacted back to 11.01 aa tha
low mark, and closed at $1.01, a rise
of 1 cents over' the excited close of
The market in December wheat had
a very sensational opening at $1.00, an
advanoe of cent over yesterday's
. closing figure. It soon began to aa-
cend rapidly until it reached $1.02,
and then reacted to $1 oenta, the low
figure. The market closed at cent
advance at $1.01. . v"
May option waa the most excited of
the session, - the market opening very
strong at $1.02. a rlae of cent over
yesterday's 4 cents rise. May touched
the high mark very early at $1.04, and
reacted soon after to $1.00, from
which It reacted elowly, and when near
the cloae jumped to $1.02 asked, the
As during the session of yesterday
there were many shorts, and their
rushing to cover was very dramatic.
September corn sold at 64. closing
at 6$. Oats touched 11 H. oloslng at
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MUTINY AT KOURSK
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(Joaraal Special Berries.)
St Petoraburg.Aug. Advice from
Shtohlgrl, government of Koursk, atate
that 1,000 reaervea that were mobilised
in June, mutinied., attacked and dis
persed the police, and then attacked sev
eral shops and demanded ransoms from
They raided the imperial whisky mon
opoly. Troops finally quelled the mutiny
and arrested the ringleaders. ,
SEEK TO FREEZE OUT
LA FOLLETTE FACTION
' (Joaraal Special Service.)
, Madison. Wis.. Aug. . The Supreme
court today granted leave to Cook and
r other stalwarts of the Republican atate
' , ticket to bring suit against the secretary
" of state to restrain him from placing
the La. rollette ticket on the official bal
lot ' -The
petition claims that the La Follette
r faction "stole" the' regular convention.
.. The case will be argued early In Sep
' . tember. . -
- NICARAGUA CLAIMS
iJoorast Special Service.)
New Orleans; Aug. . Advices from
Nicaragua atate that the Brltiah minis
ter In Managua la presalng the claims
of the English fishermen against Nicar
agua. A British warship la In the har
bor and the Indications are Khat England
will force payment of the claims. ,
. While It la conceded that the altuatlon
la critical, it la thought that the diffi
culties will be adjusted without a re
aort to arm a ; '
BxzsMXO maruwrfAirca nr usboh.
(Joaraal Bpeelal gat-rlc.) .
Liabon, Aug. 0. A slight earthquake
shock was fejt here yesterday evening.
No damage la reported, although the dis
turbance .rested considerable excite
ment for av few minutes.
HAND IN STRIKE
Chicago Merchants Tired of ' lntef-
ference With Business Prepare
to'AId the Packers. .
(Joaraal Bpeotat aervke.) "
Chicago, Aug. . A secret meetlnaof
members of the Employers' association
waa held here today to consider means
of extending aid to the packers. Many
large houses in the city experienced
greet difficulty in delivering aunnllaa in
psckers and the merchanta have- become
urea or me 'Interference of strikers.
The extension of the strlks to the
teamsters' union convinced the Employ
ers' association that It was time to put
an end to the, stoppage of business,
Pickets were stationed today at all
meat markets, where the products of
the big packlng-houaes are sold, and
the altuatlon la more critical, ao'far aa
the public la concerned, than at any
picTiuue time allies tna strma began.
two nunarea ana nrty markets are on
the boycott list, which ts constantly be
It la the purpose of the strikers to
prevent the delivery of Ice to these
markets. The chief of police Is pre
paring to pnt an end to the campaign to
prevent non-union men from delivering
ice, ana classes are predicted.
, The teamsters' council will meet to
night to oonslder the extension of the
strike to the downtown truck teamsters,
market express wagon drivers, lumber,
bog and shaving teamsters, - Secret ar
rangements are under way to get the
frelghthandlera and switchmen to
iroii aasTBAor ntnait.
Cadahy Secures Injunction from federal
Court Detectives Will Serve.
(Jcarnal Bpectsl Service.)
Sioux City. Ia.. Aug. I. An attorney
for Cudahy today secured a federal In
junction restraining the atrlkera from
acta of violence. The writ will be
aerved by 700 detectlvea. . r. .
MANY. WILL FAIL TO
. i' (Joaraal Bpeelal Service.) ",
Devll'a Lake, N. Dak., Aug. Special
tralna from Duluth and St. Paul are
bringing several thousand land seekers
here this afternoon. Marty more have
already registered than can secure home
steads. ' There hss been no repetition
of the scenes at Bonesteel and. no dis
turbance Is looked for. V
AU precautions have been taken by
the authorities to avoid trouble of any
nature and many undesirable charac
ters have been requested to leave ..the
town. " . ... : -
omoAinsa xooat. cmo vmow.
(Special Dispatch to The Journal.)
Harrington, Wash., Aug. . An organ
isation known aa the Harrington Local
Civic union was organised In this city
Saturday evening. It la a branch of
organlsatlone that are being made all
over the state for the purpose of pro
mulgating, good .government snd clean
politics and to ee to the moral lawa
now on our statute books and Secure th.
enactment of others,
PORTLAND, OREGON. . TUESDAY EVENING.
IRVINGTON WAS DELIGHTFUL TO
. (Joaraal Special Service.)
Butte, Mont., Aug. . Unknown per
sons exploded . two .ticks of dynamite
in a room occupied by O. F. Slmmona
and wife In. a local apartment house, at
4 o'clock this morning.
Mrs. Swan Johnson, on ths floor above,
and Mrs. Guy Sweet In the room below,
were seriously Injured and taken to a
hospital. Both Simmons and his wife
were uninjured. The room wss wrecked
and everything blown to bits. There is
no clue to the perpetrators, t
will jtot nonnovm aw
(Special PUs.trh to The Joaraal.) .
Seattle. Aug. . Katie Bush, the It-year-old
Polish girl. who - buried her
new-born babe alive near Franklin a f.w
daya ago, will not be prosecuted be
causa the coroner, sheriff and the prose
cuting attorney declare she eould be
convicted of no. crime. They attribute
her horrible deed to insanity. - She Is
now at Providence hospital. :
GEORGE GRAHAM-VEST - -
, (Joaraal Special Berriea)
Sweet Springs, Mp., Aug. 0. Oeorge
Graham Vest, formerly United States
aenator from Missouri, died at o'clock
this morning of general debility. He
was T4 years old.. Senator Teat had been
111 for a long time, and so gradual waa
the encroachment 'of disease upon his
strength that when the end came he
almply aank to sleep and did not awaken.
Hie final critical illness began three
weeka ago.- Within the week the last
of the members of his family .reached
Sweet 'Springs and all were about hla
bedside when he died. The burial wtll
take place In Bcllefontalne cemetery, St
Louis. Funeral service, will be held at
the Vest home tomorrow afternoon. The
body wtll be taken to St Louis for
burial tomorrow evening.
. Oeorge Graham Vest, who for 14
years was one of the most prominent
figure, on the floor of the United States
senate, was born at Frankfort Ky., De
cember ' $, 1S30. He graduated from
Center college, Kentucky, In 1(4$ and
rlnlnhcd his course In the law depart
mentof the Transylvania university of
Kentucky In 1861, removing to Missouri
the same year, where he ' established
himself In the practice of law.
He was a presidential elector on-the
Democratic ticket in I860 and a mem
ber of the Missouri houae of representa
tives In 1840 snd '1. , .
Hs served two yesrs In the house and
one year In the senste of the con
federate congress. .
He entered the United State, senate
In 187 and retired March 1, l0t, when
W. J. Stone succeeded him. '
Although small In stature, he waa en
dowed by nature with talents of more
than ordinary ' and his speeches de
livered on the floor of the senate al
ways commanded the attention of the
representatlvea of both part lea . . .
The last notable speech delivered by
Senator Vest wna In the debate on the
anthracite coal situation, when the great
strike was In progre.a.' lie advocated
that party politics and policies should
be dropped and the tariff removed from
foreign coal, and In eloquent pleadings
asserted that hla was not a speech, of
(Continued on page Thrta.).
ARTIST GREGG AFTER HE
MOSQUITO BITE MAY
CAUSE BLOOD POISON
(Special Dlspsteh te The Journal.)
Colfax. Wash., Aug. I. S. J. Chadwlck,
Judge of the superior court of Whitman
county, who ' Is Just recovering from
an attack of typhoid fever, waa bitten
by a mosquito on the arm. -
The limb is swollen to twloe its' nor
mal also and blood-poisoning Is feared.
nOOTI BBVjTXEjT laTDIAJT.
. . (Bpeelal Dispatch te Tbe Joaraal.)
Red Mountain, Wash., Aug. . Mrs.
Charles Cox shot a drunken Indian yes
terday who tried to assault her. He fled
yelling with pain. It Is thought he may
be the son of Indian Moses. .
BOOK AOBBT sTXXBaV
(Special Dispatch te Tbe Journal.)
Colfax, Wash., Aug. . J. C. Corn
well, a book agent, has skipped, leaving
his assistant agenta stranded with un
paid bill. A warrant has been Issued
for his-arrest ,-
MISSOURI IS DEAD
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f ' . . OEORGE ORAHAU VEST.
- AUGUST 9. 1904.
HAD PLACED A FEW WINNING BETS
- HIS CORONATION
.. (Jcaraak Baedal Sanies.)
Roma, Aug. t. The anniversary of the
coronation , ofPppe -,Piusvwhlchtook
place a year ago today, waa celebrated
by maaa in St. Peter" a this morning.
Cardinal Merry del Val officiated.
Member, of the sacred collage and 2,000
Invited gueata attended. The pope did
not deliver the allocution, aa expected.
Many congratulatory messages were re
ceived by the pontiff. . Of these, 44$
cams from America.
TAMP COUBOTOBB MBET.
(Joaraal Special Service.)
Pittsburg, Ps., Aug. I. The American
Philatelic association, which haa a mem-
bershlp of 400 advanced collectors of
stamps In the United States and Canada
and a number of European and Aalatlc
countries, began Its annual convention in
Pittsburg today. The opening session
was-held In Carnegie hall this morning
with the president, Alexander Holland
of Brooklyn, In the chair.
That Question Bothers Deputy Auditor
Since Revival of Ancient Suit In '
Which He Was Ordered Jailed.
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After the lapse of about seven year
a judgment for 174.10 against F. Otto
Burckharat, aeputy county auditor, haa
risen like a wraith from the past Ow
ing to a wrangle among attorneys a.
to the entering of judgment In the
journal of the clerk of the circuit court
Judge Sears placed all the papers In a
suit brought by James N. -wheeler
against William Frasler, : then aherlff
of Multnomah - county. In hla private
desk, where they remained until yes
terday afternoon. Running across them
accidentally, the court handed them to
the clerk, with a request . that, an In
vestigation be made as' to the present
status of tha case. ...
ltiirlng the prngreai of the action the
VUIC, Ull.tC.I mvujju .uw
whereabout, of Burckhardt - He was a
judgment debtor not allowed outside the
jail limits. Attorney CI C Palmer, on
behalf of Wheeler, - claimed that the
sheriff had violated the ststutes by not
keeping Burckhardt in the county jalL
An affidavit was filed by Burckhardt
In which ha swore that contrary to
accusation, he bad not gone beyond the
Burckhardt Ia Arrested.
Suit waa brought by Wheeler agalnat
Burckhardt for 130 and the further
amount of 144.06 costs. He received a
judgment against Burckhardt and an
execution waa placed In the handa of
the sheriff. Burckhardt waa arrested
but not kept In-prison.
Then Wheeler filed suit against Sheriff
Frasler declaring he had violated the
atatutea by not imprisoning Burckhardt,
snd demanding from him the T-ayment
of 174.10, the aggregate being swelled
by minor expenses.
Twenty documents were nieo aunng
the progress of the case. All kinds of
affidavits were placed on record. The
most Interesting was by Burckhardt
htmsslf, the following being an extraot:
Xept la Jail lines..
"I think that on the morning of the
following day a motion, made by me to
discharge said writ was denied by this
court I think that by the order made
on that motion I was remanded to the
(Continued on Page Two.)
MAY END RELATIONS
WITH THE SULTAN
' ijourasl Special Service.)
Washington, Aug. 1. Instructions
were sent todny to United States Minis
ter Lrlshmann at Constantinople to re
turn hla pa.sports and prepare to leave
Turkey, provided the demand, of the
American government have not been ac
ceded to by the time the Mediterranean
aquadron arrives at Bray ma.
In cane thlnga come to - this pass
Lelshman will leave Turkey on an
American warship. Rear-Admiral Jew
ell will remain In Turkish waters and
assume diplomatic funotlona In addi
tion to bla dutlea aa a naval officer.
This statement Is not official, but It
Is admitted by cabinet members that the
vlst of American veseela to Smyrna Is
to bring, back the American minister. ,
OF THE JOURNAL
PRICE FIVE CENTS:
Stoessel Confirms Japan
ese Victory at Port
FALL BACK ON MUKDEN
Russians In Retreat Before Kurokl's
Victorious Divisions St. Peters
burg Paper Estimates Japan
- ese Losses at 23,000.
Chefoo, Aug. (.(Bulletin.) Officers
of the German cruiser Fuerst Bismarck,
lying In harbor, say that tiring heard
fast night - was an encounter between
detachments of Japanese and .Russian
warships approximately 20 miles north' .
west of Chefoo. Two junks and three .
steamers arrived today, but their offi
cers had beard nothing of any naval en
gagement. . ,
(Joaraal Special Service.) "
. St Petersburg.-Aug. . la irafmedlate -contradiction
of the report that General
Stoeaael, commanding at Port Arthur,
had committed aulclde, rather than
aurrender, there cornea today a report .
from General Stoessel himself. -The
general confirm, the news of Japanese
successes at Port Arthur, telle that
their reinforcements have arrived and
lndlcatea that little by little they are
preparing1 for a grand assault before
whtch.lt Is expected the city will fall.
The Russ newspaper estlmatea tha -Japanese
losses at Port Arthur thus far
during the siege will aggregate 23,000
men. -' 11 "" -
General Stoessel's report follows:
The fortifications and entrenchments
on Wolf hill were abandoned ' July SO,
and the position haa been occupied by
the enemy'a forces, who ar reported ('
to be planting naval guns there. The I
enemy's forces greatly outnumber those
of his majesty, Japanese reinforcements
"The enemy attacked Port'Arthur,
July 17. with a terrible artillery: noe di
rected especially against Jupllasu hi)!.
Under cover of the artillery fire tue
enemy threw forward a large body f
Infantry. Our artillery, aupported by
Infantry, met the enemy and repued
them, inflicting tremendoua losses.
"July 10 the Russian forcea ocopy .
lng Wolf hill retreated without a aght
before a greatly superior, force of the
enemy. The Russian srtlllery haa
checked the advance of our oppoaentsj
who number about 70,000 men,"
; XV nru BBTBBAT.
Bosslans FaWna; Baek om tha Xnkdss
(Joaraal Special Savvies.)
Toklo, Aug. . It la reported here to
day that the Ruaslsn forces car Liao
Tang are retreating northward through
Chan Tien, on the road to Mukditn. leav
ing the cavalry alone to act aa rear
guard. The report, however, b, uncon
firmed. A dispatch from Geneva! San.
Korea, states that yesterdsy a small
force of Russians appeared before tha
town but waa repulsed by Japanese out-
. rBXBCX OOAaT VATBOb
Basal Watofclatr fa OontratoaaA ta tka
Atlaatlo. ' , '
" Uoaraal Special Bervtes.)
London, Aug. s, According " te the '
Plymouth agent of Lloyd'a the coast of
Franco ia being ajatrolled by Russian
vessels on 'the lookout for contraband.
Ths agent wlrea that the British steam ec
Manora from Calcutta report, meeting
16 miles south of Flnlsterre a large
three-funnel cruiser flying the Russian
flag, the recently purchased German
liner. The cruiser signaled the Manora
to hoist her ensign. This done the
TWO WABBBXP BAMAOBB.
Mire Wreck Japansee Tea-
: sola,' Says AlesleaT. . -
(Journal Special Ssrvtce.) .
St Petersburg, Aug. . A message
from Mukden August T, signed by the
viceroy, Alexfeff. follows: ;
Telegrams received today from Port
Arthur and from the commander of the
squadron. Rear. Admiral Wlthoft atate
thaWthe cruisers Bayan. Askold. Fallaaa
and Novlk and Some gunboats steamed
out of the harbor on July 24 lor tna
purpose of bombarding the enemy's po
sitions. They were sttacsea ny mm
Japanese battleship Chlnyen, ths pro
tected cruisers Chtyods. Itsukushlma
and Matsushlma and two second clsss
cruisers with 10 torpdo boats.
An elaht-inch shell from th nayan
burst In tbe stent of th Itsukushlma.
placing that ship out of sctloa. There
upon all tha Japanese ships steered for
the open sea. and. st the same time,
th Chlyoda wss damaged by a Rua.lan
mine. Aa th Chlyeda ws sinking by
tha bead, she . steered toward - fallen
bay. A allot from battery 12 also dam
aged a Japanese gunboat which was
JOn July 17, In view of th Japanese
fhavlng tak.n the general offensive
against our land positions, me Mayan.
Captain Reltsenstelo; th . battleship
Retvlran. th Pallaila. Askold snd Nov!,
ths cosat defense, ahlps Gremlaschl and
Otvashnt, tha junbost GUlak and 11
torpedo boats under the command of
Rear Admiral Leschlnsky, were orlert
to support our rtsht flank at the de
mand of I.l.utnant-Oenersj Rtoee.ei,
i.'onUaud on fag 2 wo.)
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