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Tonight and Sunday, partly cloudy
and occasionally threatening, north
to aaat winds.
OF THE JOURNAL
VOL. III. NO. 180.
PORTLAND. OREGON, SATURDAY EVENING. AUGUST 27, 1904.
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
ARE NOW IN
London Hears That Japs
Have Seized Ground
in Port Arthur.
AWAIT A CONFIRMATION
Attackers Reported to Have Rushed
Down Quail Hill to Within Two
Blocks of Dock Yards Where
Tbey Hold Position.
(Joornal Special Service.)
London. Aug. 27. Port Arthur'! down
fall la reported to have been practically
The correspondent of the Evening
Standard, wiring from Tien Tain today,
"I have good reason to believe, from
private Information received hare, that
the Japanese have effected an entrance
Into the very town of Port Arthur and
that the downfall of the fortress has
consequently been virtually accom
plished. "My Informant says the entrance was
effected by way of the Etzeshan forts
which were taken by the Japanese a few
days ago after a most desperate struggle
and with heavy casualties.
"The Japanese are reported to have
then occupied the Poyuahan heights and
at dawn on the morning of August 14
they rushed down to the parade grounds.
Here they were exposed to a galling Are
from the Russian forts above, which
rained a storm of lead upon them un
ceasingly throughout the day. My In
formant says their 1 oases were heavy,
but that they undauntedly held their
"TSsre will not. as save, be any an
nouncement mad s" the Japanese until.
six ngnting la enaea.
Ol satis Bacltement.
The publication by the Standard of the
story of ths partial rll of Port Arthur
created considerable excitement In Lon
don streets and other newspapers are
endeavoring to confirm the story. Bo
far they have been unsuccessful.
Baron Hayashl, the Japanese minister
to Great Britain, declares- there has
been no confirmation of, the report re
ceived at the embaaay and disposes of
interlocutors by saying that not until
Port Arthur has actually fallen will
news of Its capture be sent out offi
cially. The baron usually concludes by re
ferring his questioners to the dally press
for ths latest news. In explaining the
situation this morning an attach of
the legation said:
"Undoubtedly such a "bold move as the
selsur and occupation of th parade
ground, which Is within the 11ns of forts
and adjoining the town Itself, Is a great
step forward. Jt does not necessarily
mean control of th situation by any
means, however, as th forts surround
ing th city proper are so arranged and
so situated that not until th last one la
taken can th Japanese claim a general
"As I understand th dispatch referred
to. It Is th west parade which has been
seized. Poyushan knoll, or Qualn hill,
has been occupied by but small battsrles
located near a tower. The knoll la 438
feat high, snd is one of a line of ln
trenrhments which th Russians have
drawn completely from on fort to an
other along the chain.
"If the Japanese troops seised Poyu
shan. a qnlck rush of about 600 yards
down hill would bring them to th west
parade-grounds. In on direction they
would be sheltered hya hill. and. utiliz
ing this hill, which is northwest of th
parade-ground, they could in a measure
find protection and speedily establish
shelter enough to enable them to hold
"Some idea of th position may be fur
ther gained by th knowledge that the
dockyards are probably not more than a
(Continued on Page Two.)
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THE INTERIOR OF PORT ARTHUR, THE RUSSIAN FORTS, ROADS TAKEN BY THE RUSSIANS AND THE JAPANESE
SHELLS EXPLODING IN THAT PART WHICH LIES OPPOSITE THE HARBOR ENTRANCE.
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WILL BE CALLED OFF
(Journal Special Berrlce. )
' Chicago, Aug. 27. Interven
tion having failed It Is reported
the strikers will make a direct
effort On Monday to aecure a
conference with the packers.
Several members of th butchers'
national executive board arrived
today In response to Donnelly's
-call for a meeting Monday. It Is
believed the board will make th
best terms possible with th
packers and in th event of a re
fusal on the part of the packers
to meet them th strike will be
The packers today Issued a
statement that there was noth
ing In the story circulated to the
effect that they would hold a
conference with the strikers.
They say It wss merely a ruse to
prevent a break In th strikers'
ranks. If the strikers return to
work they will be given such
vacancies ss may exist. Th
strikers are becoming restive,
and JO butchers visited the strike
headquarters this morning snd
announced they would go back to
work unless the strike was de
clared off without delay. Th
teamsters meet Monday to decide
whether they will continue th
(Joaraal Special Berne. )
St. Petersburg, Aug. 27 One of Che
moat decisive' and Important battles of
th entire war in the far east is now
being fought near Llao Tang and the
city Is widely astir with excitement and
eagerly a waits news from th front.
All reports so far made public Indicate
that there Is being fought a battle In
which each side with desperate valor, Is
straggling to hold positions. From one
aid come stories that the Russians are
losing and again will come a dispatch in
dicating that at other points they are
making progress against J.be Japanese.
The first report bulletined this morn
ing by the war office was one from
General Kuropatkln relative to yester
day's operations In which In says the
Russian casualties In the battle of Llan
dlanslan were more than a thousand.
"We believe the Japanese suffered
mach more heavier losses than we be
fore they accepted th repulse," he
says. "We understand from men cap
tured that 14 of their guns were put out
MI Battle Today.
A lata report this evening from Kuro
patkln says the Japanese renewed the
battle all along the line today and fought
with great courage and daring.
The lighting yesterday was all along
th theatre of recent action and the
battle was apread out over a great dis
tance, but raged the heaviest to th
east and southeast of Llaoyang.
A dispatch late this evening from
Kuropatkln says that th exact casual
ties In yesterday's battle were 1.450.
The fighting today has been one of hot
contest. Th ofllclsl report says: "This
morning th Japanese having passed
eight trenches began an advance along
th entire Russian front.
"Until today." th report continues,
"the Japanese advance wss only against
our eastern detachments. Today, how
ever, the fighting haa been a steady ad
vance against the entire line."
Bn salons Withdraw. .
' General Sakaroff. chief of staff under
Kuropatkln, reports thst the Japanese
occupied Oenchguanssl, Tolunchjai and
Janpuanpu after repulsing the Russian
outposts. Also that the Japanese con
centrated one and one-half divisions at
Anshan Shan forcing th Russians to
retire, and adds:
"We repulsed ths sdvsnce at Koflntsl,
but as the Japanese war making an
advance along the entire front we re
tired from our advanced positions to
the chief positions after a bayonet
It is believed by many her that
there will be a decisive end of th war
dependent on the two battles now on.
Port Arthur's situation has, In th light
of today s battle In the Llaoyang dis
trict, dropped from sight.
Mining Men Horry Through Morning
Session and Adjourn Financial
FOR LAFE PENCE
(Joornal Special Service.)
London. Aug. 27. The Right Hon.
Sir Edward Thornton, British minister
to Central America, la dead. He was
minister to the United States In 1867.
(Journal Special Service.)
Marlon, O., Aug. 27. Edward Huber,
the head of the famous thresher works
In thla city,' la dead of heart disease.
, 1 a
i J. H. Richards, ex-governor of Idaho,
will be president of the American min
ing congress for another year. Thla
was decided by unanimous choice of th
nine directors. J. F. Oallbralth of Den
ver was appointed temporary secretary,
as it wss the desire of the board of
directors at the noon meeting today not
to choose a permanent secretary or
treasurer. Thla action will be taken at
some future meeting, th time and place
for which was not indicated by Chair
man Swing at today's session.
Electing the nine directors, adopting
resolutions and making pleaaant
speeches concluded the work of th 104
session at Portland before th hour of
II today. Many delegates had departed,
the final attendance being light. But
among those present sre the workers,
those who have made the congress snd
who are determined to lift It to a higher
plane of efficiency.
In addition to choosing President
Richards as th new chief executive,
the board of. directors endorsed the
choice of El Paso for next year's meet
ing and Denver ss permanent headquar
ters. Col. Thomas Ewlng was elected
first vice-president, William Lennox,
second vice-president, snd A. W. Clif
ford third vice-president.
As It wss apparent that the work of
the congress would be flnlsned before
(perlal Dispatck to The Journal.)
Salt Lake City. Utah. Aug. 27. Lafe
Pence, former congressman of Colorado,
la wanted hare on a charge of obtaining
money under false pretenses. A com
plaint was Issued this morning by
County Attorney Whltsker, at th re
quest of Don H. Porter, proprietor of
th Kenyon hotel, charging that on July
It Pence presented a sight draft on a
bank at Lewlston, Ida., for $20, which
was returned marked "no fund."
The county attqrney telegraphed to
the Idaho bank laat night asking
whether a man would com and testify
and they replied today that a man
would be sent. Thla afternoon Sheriff
Emery telegraphed to Portland for the
officers to arrest Pence, who will be
brought back here on a warrant for hla
arrest which was laaued thla afternoon
by Judge Dlehl.
(Continued on Page Three.)
WON BY ARTFUL
(Journal Special Service.)
New York. Aug. 27. Artful. 114
(Cochran), won by four lengths; Tra
dition. 127 (L'yno), second; Sysonby, 127
(Redfern), third. Tim. 1:111-6.
H. B. Duryaa owns th winner of th
great $60,004 futurity run at Sheeps
head Bay this afternoon. Sidney ' Pa
get's Tradition mad a hard fight for
th money. Last year hla Hamburg
Bell captured th futurity over Leoni
ds and th Minute Man. Keene's en
tries, Sysonby and Blucher, at even
money, war the moat heavily played,
but only one of them finished Inside the
show price. Th odds on Artful wr
three to one. And on Tradition sight to
aTTTiTiaTP ST UQJtTJIJJi V
(Jon real Special Ssrvtre.)
Pocatallo, Ida., Aug. 27 Joe feasor.
a prominent farmer of thla section, waa
atruck dead by a bolt of lightning while
aeeklng aHelter from the storm In a hay
BADLY INJURED BY
FALL FROM BICYCLE
' (Special Dispatch to Th Journal )
Salem. Or, Aug. 27. Chester Parvtn,
while riding across the street railway
tracks this morning about 8 o'clock on
a bicycle, was thrown from his wheel,
striking on th back of his head and
aplne. He waa knocked senseless and
when taken to the residence of Rev. W.
C. Knntner and a physician called he
wAs found to be badly Injured.
LOSES BAM DT
(Special Dlsnatrh to The Joornal.)
St John, Wash., Aug. 27. Th barn
and contents. Including a cow belonging
to M. Michaels, were burned yesterday
TIE pioneer of Portland in giving the people a modern and up-to-date newspaper will print tomorrow
the first supplement in four colors ever published in Oregon. The Journal's giant five-story rainbow
press, reeling off half a mile of paper a minute, has accomplished something never attempted before in
the state, and The Journal is proud to be the first in Oregon's history to offer to her people a newspaper
metropolitan in its every detail. The great newspapers of New York, Chicago and San Francisco have no
better facilities for fine press work than you can see any day, if you will walk around to Fifth and Yamhill
streets and look at the first four-color press in Oregon.
"The Epoch of Perfection," by Israel Zangwill, author of "The Children of the Ghetto" and one of
the foremost writers of English in the world, will appear in tomorrow's issue of
THE SUNDAY JOURNAL
This is only one of its many entertaining features. "Love On $1,000 a Year" and its difficulties is the
topic handled by Mary Logan Tucker. Ella Wheeler Wilcox describes 'The Profession of Fatherhood
and Motherhood."' A Portland man who buys and raises big snakes for the menageries, the secrets
of the Black Hand, the Italian brother to the Mafia, which has terrorized New York ; the training of horses
in the fire department these are only a few of the entertaining and instructive articles prepared for
The Sunday Journal.
By its special leased wire The Journal is able to furnish the best news service in the northwest to
its readers. Nothing of consequence at home or abroad is overlooked, and no more solidly satisfactory
newspaper can be bought in Portland on Sunday by those who wish to secure a complete ijmmary of a
day's happenings in Portland, in Oregon, in the United States or in the world, than The Sunday Journal.
The Woggle Bug, the Sawhorse, the TinWoodman, the Scarecrow and Jack Pumpkinseed come tomor
row from the fairyland of Ox, to delight the children of Portland. Their merry doings will amuse the
youngsters from week to week, as well as the funny pictorial account of their wanderings, and in a little
while you will have a chance to guess
WHAT DID THE WOGGLE BUG SAY?
None of the other features has been sacrificed to make room tor this novel feature. Instead the mag
azine section has been enlarged and improved and Happy Hooligan, Sweet Little Katy, the Handy Man
from Timbuctoo, Lulu and Leander and all the old favorites have their weekly round of amusing adven
tures. You simply cannot afford to miss it.
0. W. Powers Talks Bit
terly of Portland's
'INSULTING," HE SAYS
Utah Mao Says His State Will Nil
Support Lewis and Clark Expo
sition and Will Endeavor to
Keep Visitors Away.
"To be beaten fairly la a signal tan
Salt Lake to be glorious In defeat, but
to be beaten by the underhanded,
deaplcable methods of a soldier of for
tunea man without a roof over hla
head; a man whoa home la Denver to
day. Ban Franciaco tomorrow, Bola thai
next and Lewlaton th fourth day Is a
little more than we bargained for. An4
I want to say something about It."
Judge O. W. Powers wrote a state
ment for The Journal last evening at
the oloae of th contest for permanent
headquarters of th Mining congress,
and prefaced it with these remarks. Th
Judge Is angry, very angry Indeed. So
ar all of th delegates from Salt Lak
and the supporters of that city. They
ar angry because Lafe Pence mad
what they characterise as an attack
upon the womanhood and manhood of
Utah In furthering ths claim of Denver:
because the Ross club of this city pre
sented Denver's champion with a bou
quet of flowers, arid because Oregon at
th last moment deserted th city of th
saints and cast her lot with th city of
Judge Zs Idlraja.
Hare la Judge Powers' atatement,
which speaks for Itself:
"To th Editor of Th Journal Lat
some may believe that I am a Mormon,
and therefor conclude that What I may
say Is influenced by that fact, let me
say that I am a Gentile, and In Utah, at
least, I am known aa on who haa coro
batted the thtnga of which the Ameri
can people have made 'complaint.
"On Thursday, In the mining conven
tion, an assault wss made not only upon
our stats, but reflection wss cast upon
every man and woman within our state.
Today the Rose club of Portland hsa
added to the Injury By presenting Its)
compliments to th man who Insulted
"There are In Salt Lake and In Utah.
Juat aa good women. Just aa good
mothera, Juat aa tru ladles as Uv any
whar In the union, and those women
I defend against the aspersions cast by
th words, of th speaker and by th aot
of the Rose club.
"Let me say that th Mormon people,
whom you affect to despise, would not
treat you in Utah as you have treated
ua in Portland.
"It is manifest that the people of Salt
Lakeare not welcome her. W weraj
In error when we thought that wa war.
It la manlfeat that you want none of ua
and non of our money at the Lewi and
Clark exposition. There are but few
Utah people who will foroe their pres
ence upon you in the future.
"O. W. POWERS."
"An Insult," Say th Judge.
Verbally. Judge Powers continued!
"The people of Utah have been grossly
insulted. They have com Into thla olty
aa strangers and have been rebuffed;
aa visitors., snd hav been turned away.
The people of Portland hav shown us
that we are not wanted hara and I shall
do all within my power to let our people
know that sentiment. If It la possible,
we wlU see to It that not on cant la
appropriated by etthar Salt Lake City
or the state of Utah for the Lewis and
Clark fair and that not on single cltl
sen visits th exposition. It shall also
'(Uohtlnud on Pag Two.)
LIVES DESPITE MOST
(Rpertal Dlapateb te The Jonrnal.)
Coqullle, Or., Aug. 17. With
a piece of skull bone nearly two
Inches long torn from hla right
temple snd with a pint of his
brain gone, with his teeth
knocked out and his tongue
nearly severed at th root.
Scott Maple, a lumberman, still
Although th acctdent took
place at 4 o'clock yesterday
afternoon, at noon today Maple
seemed scarcely worse than
when th accident took place, 11
hours before. At that tin his
puis was barely perceptible and
today It beat aa glljaglr as
then, aueh Is his marvloua And
almost unheard of vltalfff
Maple was a hook-ten
McOee'a logging osmp flv
helow here, and yesterday
at his duties be suffered the In
juries wWh msy or may not
cost him his Ufa.
In some manner a hook pulled
out of a los. " ao terrlflo was
the fore of th flying Iron that
th chain to wblrh It was eon
nected cut through two sla-lnoh
tree before striking Maple, who
was standing II feet distant
from th spot st which th hook
bnke loos. He la II years of
age snd his only haowa relatlv
Is a sister who resides In Ohio-