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The Weather: Sunday, unsettled
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VOL. t NO. 84.
PORTLAND, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING. AUGUST 28. 1904,
PRICE FIVE CENTS.
JAPANESE AFTER DESPERATE FIGHTING DRIVE RUSSIANS
IN PORT ARTHUR TO LAST REMAINING STRONGHOLDS
Russians Made Desperate by Fierce
' ness of Attack, Form Despoiling
Parties and Destroy Forts
Stubbornly Fighting to the Last They Take Re
fuge on Golden Hill, Tigers Tail and Taoti
Where Grimly Await the End
(Journal Special Service.)
Kobe, Ad. 57. 'Advices received here
tonight assert - that all the outlying
sarlea of fortifications at Port Arthur
have, at one swift Jump, been captured
by the Japanese, following the capture
of the Etseshan forts, the seizure of
Poyushan helghta and a dash to the
parade grounds on the very borders of
The Russians tonight hold only the
citadel at Golden hill and tha forts at
Tiger's Tall ami Taotl promontory on
the outskirts of the city, and It Is be
lieved that their fall la Imminent- -
To aelae Golden hill alone means the
end of the Russian reign at Port Arthur,
as It commands the Tiger's Tall fortress
under- a dropping fire at otose range
where every shot would be effective.
When the Ruaalana realised that the
Japanese were certain to gain a footing
within the city and witnessed the dash
from Poyushan to the parade grounds,
despoiling parties war sent out to ren
der useless the "batteries in the series of
protective forts outlying, which have
for weeks steadily kept their guns
heated by the fire upon the attackers.
Hence, when, the oncoming Japanese
surged down upon these entrenchments
they found but guns damaged beyond
repair, arsenals emptied or exploded, and
quarters, destroyed. In the cover of tha
night time the Russians had rendered
waste that which took him months to
upbuild and left but the husk aa empty
as waa that which Napoleon grasped
after his death-laden march over tha
It la believed here tonight that the
Japanese, pursuing their same system of
force, win storm the heights upon which
rest the terrible guns of "impregnable
Golden hill." The same reckless sacri
fice of men, the same daah and daring
that have caused men te fairly walk up
slopes carpeted with dead, may prove
Golden hill's supposed Impregnability a
myth. But to overthrow It will prob
ably cost thousands mora Japanese Uvea
Retrenchment will Hive to Be Made
to Make Both Ends Meet Where
Cuts Can Be Made.
If the city's expenditures during the
remainder of the year an -to' be brought
within Its nvenues, It is imperative that
Immediate action shall be taken and
that substantial economies shall be ef
fected. The amount of the shortage
that threatens the city hss been exag
gerated but at the preaent rate of ex
penditures Id will be serious enough to
cause grave complications. City Aud
itor Devlin estimates It at about 118.
000. "Upon the present basis of ex
penditures, and assuming that receipts
are as large as expected, the city would
run behind shout tll.000," said Auditor
Devlin yesterday. "That Is. of coune.
upon the assumption that the building
of the new fire house on Third street is
deferred until next year. I am doing
everything possible to Increase the re
ceipts from licenses and I hnve men
specially detailed upon that work, so as
to get in every dollar possible. But
some substantial reductions must be
(Continued on Psge Three.)
BURBANK TURNS THE
POPPY'S DRESS TO RED
(Special Dlspateh by Leased Wire to The Journal)
Santa Rosa, Cel., Aug. 27. Luther
Rurbank. the wlsard of floriculture snd
horticulture, has performed another
Not satisfied with having blanched
the blackberry, pitted the prune and put
out the eyes of the humble potato, he
hes painted the poppy the golden
yellow California poppy and painted
her red. He has changed the sunset
hue of the state flower Into the crim
son Eschscholtsls. a veritable wonder
in floral witchery. '
and add to as many thousand homes the
sorrows of this war, which In patriotism
has never been excelled. In -glory seldom
outdone and In results scarcely equaled.
Tonight the streets of Kobe ace filled
with the people who swarm aa do the
bees, searching hither and thither with
out rest for new always news and of
Mao Tang Men Important Than Von
(Special Dispatch by Leased Wire to The Journal.)
London, Aug. 27. Confirmation has
reached hen from the - tar east of two
disastrous Russian defeats.
The tint was at Port Arthur, ac
cording to reliable reports where the
Japanese have entered the city proper
and where a severe battle Is still in
The Russian fighting force In particu
lar has been reduced to 16,000 effec
tlves. showing the loss of an equal num
her since the siege began.
A report comes from Rome that Port
Arthur has fallen but it is not credited
With the news from Port Arthur
comes the admission from .the Russian
capital that General Kuropatkln has
been defeated near Llao Tang by the
combined armies of Kurokl and Oku, In
a three days' battle. In which the csar's
forces lost more than 1,700 men and
were driven back all along the line
Advtoes from St. Petersburg say that
Kuropatkln's report gives the loss sus
tained by his forces as about 1,500.
The report also says that the Japanese
renewed the attack early In the morn
ing and continued with Increased vigor
the entln day. While no estimate of
the Japanese killed la given, It IS as
serted by the Russians that the loss
to Kurokl's and Oku's army was much
(Continued on Page Two.)
BY BEAR'S CLAWS
Protected Grizzly In Yellowstone Park
Becomes Vicious New Geyser
Water Has Appeared.
(Speclsl Dtspstch to The Journal.)
Virginia City, Mont, Aug. 17. Camp
ing parties just returned from the Yel
lowstone National park report the bean
to be the most numerous In the reserve
In yean. During a three weeks" tour
the guide of a geyser party reports
having seen to of the animals. The
bears have become so plentiful as al
most to lnterfen with the pleasure of
the camping parties.
No provisions an safe from the rav
ages of the animals, who visit camps at
night, nnaacktng everything In reach.
The creatures are protected by the gov
ernment and have lost all fear of man,
and emerge from the fonsts like droves
A tourist names James Reynolds en
deavored to drive one of the bears away
with a club, and was cuffed by the ani
mal and severely wounded.
A new geyser hss broken through the
formation In the upper geyser basin. A
column of scalding water Is spouted to a
distance of 10 feet Into the sir every 40
The work has been one of many,
many months. It was begun and ended
In "Wlsard" Burbsnk's experimental
grounds st this place under his own
watchful can. First of all. brilliant
blossoms of the sunset-hued variety
wen paled by sevenl yean' selection
snd close attention before the first at
tempt at rouging wss made. Mlladl's
cheeks wen then given a fslnt ting, of
pink by what alchemy the magician
PICTTJTRE SHOWS HOW THE JAPANESE HAVE BOXED IN KUROPATK1N ON ' THE SOUTH AND EAST
AND ARE EDGING AROUND HIM IN THE NORTH. THE RUSSIAN FLAG IS WHITE AND BLUE AND
THE JAPANESE A RISING SUN.
(Speclsl Dispatch by Leased Wire to The Journal)
St. Louis. Mo., Aug. 27. The balloon
race between George Tomllnson and
Prof. Carl E. Myers from the St Louis
world's fair to' the Washington monu
ment, for a prise of 160,000, started at
1:40 thla afternoen. More than 126,000
persons saw the start. The two bal
loons, which are supposed to be dirigible,
started under most favonble auspices.
with a calm, clear day and light upper
When last seen they were headed due
west. It Is not known whether they In
tended te make the trip to Washington
via Kansas City, Salt Lake or Sen Fran
The grounds wen crowded to Its
aa ar rr nr orr air n
MAT BE KtUrtlUU
(Special Dispatch to The Joarnal.)
Salem, Or.', Aug 17. Attorney-Oen-
enl Crawford holds that by virtue of
NAVAL LOSSES OP CZAR AND MIKADO IN SIX MONTHS
RUSSIA WAY Ala STATUS
Petropavlovak. . . .. ,
K oriel z
Rossis , . . . .
Boga t y r
Bestraschnl. . . .
rot eel ed cruiser
Tornedo boat destroyer
l orpeqo ooat
The ships now In neutrsl ports have been dlsmsntled and csnnot be used
Class. Tons. '
Hatsuse Battleship lR.ooo All sunk by mines, except the Toehlno. "which wss nm-
Mlyako Cruiser 1.300 med by the Kaauga.
Toshlno Cruiser 4,200
Torpedo boat Wo. I
The Japanese sre said to have sustained little damage
been sunk, however.
fulest capacity at 3 o'clock, two hours
before the time set .for the big balloon
race. The flight which was sttempted,
from St Louts to Washington, over a
thousand mires, is greater than was
ever made. . .
Despite the accident early In the week
to the gss genentlon plsnt at the aero
nautic concourse, the visitors to the
world's fair who wen promised the
spectacle of a balloon nee were not dis
appointed, but it la doubtful If the con
testants will be as successful In attain
ing as great a distance as they hoped
The scarcity of gss compelled them to
give up the use of monster balloons, as
section 2,846 of Bellinger and Cotton's
code as amended by the direct primary
law, the county clerks are required to
reopen the registration books September
2 and keep them open till 6 o'clock in
the evening of October f, both dates In
clusive for the November election.
He decides that those who have reg
istered do not have to register again.
In neutral port of
Badly damaged by
Returned to Port
Sunk April 12.
Damaged. In neutral port of Saigon.
In neutral port of Shanahal.
Sunk off Sakhallen Island. Aug 21.
Returned to Port Arthur damaaed.
Sunk by torpedo
mink at t nemuipo,
Hunk at Chemulpo,
Sunk by Admiral
Went on rocks at
Blezed by Japs at
In neutral Dort of
In neutral port of
In neutral port of
In neutnl port of
recently. . One report asserts that a battleship has
Intended, and the two balloons that were
brought down to the east end of the
grounds Saturday morning are baby af
fairs, at least one of them Is, compared
to those usually employed for record
The balloon In which Professor Myers
set off for Washington to win the 110,
000 bet for the one reaching the nearest
point to the Washington monument Is s
toy concern of 6,671 cubic feet capacity,
while the one to wh. Tomllnson trust
ed his fortunes and life has a capacity of
12.000 cubic feet, compared to hags 18,
000 and 16,000 cubic feet respectively
which the competitors had 'Intended
WOFT ASK FOB LOCAL OPTXOW.
i Speclsl Dispatch to The Journal.)
Salem, Or., Aug. 27. In an Interview
a prominent officer of the Anti-saloon
league said that Marlon county, which
went against local option In the . recent
election, will not be asked to vote on
local option unleaa saloonkeepers keep
up their fight for an open Sunday.
OP BATTLE AND BLOCKADE
to Port Arthur after sortie Aug 10.
to Port Arthur after sortie An. 10.
Tslng-Chou, badly damaged.
mine Aug. 23.
Arthur. Damaaed Anrll It.
Admiral Makaroff and 750 men killed.
to port Arthur arter sortie.
Kamlmun. Aug. 14.
In port at Vladivostok badly damaged in battle Aug 14.
In Dort at Vladivostok bsdlv damasred In battle Auar 14.
Vladivostok. Mav 12. Useless.
Chefoo, Aug. 12.
during the remainder of the war.
OF TWO BIG RAILWAYS
Traffic and Operating Departments of
Southern Pacific and 0 Re & N
Roads Are Now Combined
Promotions Are Made Richard Koehler It Is
Reported Has Retired Amalgamation of
Minor Departments to Follow.
After weeks of gradual but thorough
methods, the genenl traffic and oper
ating departments of the Oregon Rail
way A Navigation company and the
Southern Pacific railway lines in Ore
gon have finally been consolidated. With
care to avoid publicity, the work of
combining the varloua ether and minor
departments Is now actively in progress.
So thoroughly is the Harrlman policy
of concentration being followed, that
the merger la being effected from the
heada of the great aystems down to the
clerical forces In tae various offices.
It .Is asserted that Richard Koehler,
until his departun for Europe a month
ago, genenl manager of the Southern
Pacific lines In Ongon, occupies that
position no longer and will not be con
nected with the system on his return.
00 complete has been the combination
of the two systems, or rather the ab
sorption of the Southern Pacific by the
O. R. N. that E E. Calvin Is now In
absolute control with the title of gen
enl manager of the O. R. N. and
Southern Pacific lines In Oregon.
The consolidation has caused the Im
portant promotion of R. B. Miller, for
merly general freight agent of the O.
R,. & N.. to the office of senior genenlrca,
ireigm agent or me comnincu system,
while W. E. Coman. formerly freight
and passenger sgent of the Southern Pa
cific Is now genenl freight agent of
the combined system. All documents
an signed by them under the new titles
that have Just been created.
A. L. Cnlg Is now senior general pas
senger agent of the combined system,
while W. A. Colman Is genenl passenger
agent Mr. Coman has two sepante of
fices, one In the freight and the other In
the passenger department. Documents
requiring his signature are signed either
as genenl passenger agent or genenl
freight agent according to the depart
ment to which they nlate.
The promotion of J. P. O'Brien to the
SCURRY TO COVER
Do Rot Want to Be implicated in In
quiry Into Palmer's Appeal for
Funds From Postmasters.
(Special Dlapatch to The Journal )
Seattle, Wash., August 27. Federal au
thorities are taking cognisance of the
assessment made by Chairman Palmer,
of the Republican state committee, upon
the postmasters of the state. The civil
service commission, under direction of
the president, has sent out circulars
warning politicians against any attempt
to levy tribute upon fedenl office bold
era tor campaign' purposes.
This circular, following closely upon the
receipt of the news that Chairman Pal
mer was attempting to hold up the fed
enl officials for money with which to
make the state fight. Indicates the deter
mination of the federal officials to push
a thorough Investigation.
Members of the Republican state com-
(Continued on Page Three.)
DEATH COMES IN A
MOST HORRIBLE FORM
(Special Dlapatch by Leased Wire to The Journal i
New York. Aug. 17. Plunged Into a
pool of muriatic acid, with skulls frac
tured and arms and legs broken by the
fall of the elevator In the Babbitt soap
factory at 82 Washington street, four
men today died the moat horrible
deaths ever ncorded In the history of
Helpless, with broken limbs, their
eyes eaten out by the acid and Imprla-
oned at the bottom of the elevator shaft.
from which they could not be rescued by
their fellow workers they wen forced to
endure their frightful suffering lor near
ly half an hour before they could be
ild be Is
taken from their, scorchlr.s. bu
bath of acid. Two died tonight
Two others lived with the Uesh eaten
from their bones, until they had been
carried to the Hudson street hospital.
position of general superintendent
recently announced. L F. Fields IS
superintendent of the Southern Pacific
division, while M. J. Buckley and D. W.
Campbell are superintendents of the O.
R. 4k N. division. The last three an
under the Jurisdiction of Mr. O'Brien.
' There have also been combined the of
fices of the master mechanics of the
two roads, the offices of the oar ac
countants and every other minor de
partment All the offices that have
been combined and those that will un
dergo the same operation an to be lo
cated In the Worcester building. Third
and Oak streets. The, old Southern Pa
cific genenl offices at Third and Wash
ington streets have been abandoned.
Office rorces te Combine.
Arrangements an now under way to
complete the consolidation even to the
office forces. Tha flnt change will
take place In tl.e local freight offices.
J. B. Glover has been the local freight
sgent of the OR. N. and William
Merrlman has held a similar position
with the Southern Pacific. The two po
sitions an to be merged into one which
will be filled by Glover. He Is the older
man and has been longer In the service.
Merrlman, however, will be well taken
re of as he Is ngarded aa a valuable
Two sepante offices will continue to
be maintained because of the Immense
amount ojf. business that Is transacted.
It has been found practically Impossible
to dispense with either of the offices,
though the working force will be under
The plan la In line with the policy of
concentration that was recently an
nounced by Mr. Harrlman. When
questioned concerning the changes that
have taken place In the two systems
during the past month. Mr. Calvin ob
served that the companies wen simply
"following that policy of concentration
that had been announced by Mr. Harrl
HEINZE WANTS TO
BE THE GOVERNOR
Will Run On an Anti-Trust Ticket In
Montana Shows Great Strength
in Butte and Anaconda.
(Special Dlapatch by Leased Wire to The Journal)
Helena, Mont., Aug. 27. F. Augustus
Helnse, the young mining millionaire
of Butte, created the biggest political
sensation of recent yean hen today
through the unofficial announcement of
his candidacy for governor on what Is
known ss the Anti-Trust ticket
At the same time, an effort will be
made to. effect a, fusion with the Labor
and Populist parties. Helnse shows
gnat strength In Butte snd Anaconda,
particularly In former elections.
Helnse haa purchased an automobile
for the express purpose of touring the
Senator Clark's newspaper here will
tomorrow charge that Hetnse's purpose
Is to elect the Republican ticket
Their shrieks could be heard for
blocks and the men who wen trying to
reach them sickened and ware forced to
turn away from the frightful scenes
and unbearable sounds front the aeid
fllled pit in which the aufferera wen be
ing quickly tortured to death.
The men who died In the acid be
fore they could be rescued:
George Bennett, elevator mas. It
years of age. unmarried, llohoken.
Antonio Prince. 21 yean of age. un
Later In the afternoon at the Hudson
street hospital, death mercifully re-
oved th frightful sufferings of tM
other two victims, who wen:
I.oOls Helntseman, 13 years of
it Francisco. 2 years of