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THE OREGON DAILY JOURNAL. PORTLAND. WEDNESDAY EVENING. NOVEMfrCTl ' HOI
JAPANESE GAIN A
Fall of Two Forts Expected Bo
fore the Day's Fighting
Comes to a Halt.
In His Report Says Japanese Are
Very Much Depressed Since
(Joarnal pert! serTlea. )
Toklo, Nov. so. (Bulletin) It Is re
ported this afternoon that the Japanese
have assaulted and carried the entire
southeastern portion of "201 Meter"
- i Journal Special service.)
Rome, Nov. to. A dispatch to ths
Newspaper Otornale ,dl Roma from Ite
correspondent at Toklo says that tha
fall of the forts Sungshan and Kekwan
Is expected today, according to advices
received In the Japanese capital.
Russian prisoners taken this week de
clare that Oeneral Stoessel Is determined
that the fortress shall not fall by as
sault and that It will have to be a battle
f annihilation to bring about such re
sult. The troops are said to be lh the
same determined frame of mind as their
commander and are constantly encour
sged by him. In his attitude.
Everything is In readiness, In case the
assault proves overpowering, to retire
to Llaotlshan and the other smaller forts
on the Tiger's Tall. Here another de
termined itand will be made un. succor
comes from the Baltic fleet or until
the fight has. in Stoessel's judgment,
become absolutely hopeless.
Communlcstlon by wireless telegraphy
haa been restored between Chefoo and
the Port Arthur garrison and Stoessel
la therefore constantly Informed of the
progress of ths Baltic fleet to the east
ward and Issues all such news to the
garrison, which is greatly encouraged
The prisoner sjr that Stoessel, In
rasa he la compelled to retire to Llaotl
ahan, wilt leave all non-combatants be
hind, compelling them to throw them
selves on the mercy of the Japanese.
Stoessel some months ago tried to In
duce them to leave the stronghold on
the plea that food would probably be
come scarce before the selge ended.
He did not make this compulsbry. how
aver. In his order that no non-combatants
shall be allowed to accompany the
garrison In caae a retreat becomes nec
essary, Stoessel refers to this and at
the same time pay a compliment to the
Japanese by calling attention to the fact
that they have always accorded humane
treatment to Inoftenalve civilians.
The dispatch concludes with the state
ment that fires srs raging like furnaces
In many parts of Port Arthur and have
been for several -days past. It is not
known that any attempts havs been
made to extinguish them, which lende
color to tha belief that Stoessel Is ac
tually expecting to be compelled to re
treat to tha Llgottshan works.
ZnropatklB Telia of righting and Bays
Japaaese Are Depressed.
(Journal special Service.)
t. Petersburg, Nov. so. (Sen. Kuro
patkln reports that the Japanese de
tachments which were dislodged after
the battle of Tslne Chan Sunday, stopped
near Sung Ducen, ihd says the Japan
ese are greatly depressed, and that they
carried many wounded with them.
Kuropatkln adds: "The Russians this
morning resumed the offensive. Ten
versts from their previous position our
vanguard encountered the enemy's fire.
"At noon our artillery replied while
the infantry advanced. All is quiet at
the center end on the right wing."
It is the general belief here In St.
Petersburg that Kuropatkln la contem
plating a general advance On both wings,
thds doubling around the Japaneae army
and compelling It to retreat or give
general battle to avoid an enveloping
This would have the effect of bring
ing the situation to a crisis, and would
at the ssms time compel the Japanese
to desist from the vigor of their Port
Arthur operations, giving the strong
hold a breathing apell until It could
be relieved by the Baltic fleet. If, as la
reported from outside dispatches, the
Japanese have diminished their forces
st Mukden to assist in the assault on
Port Arthur, It would compel a hurried
return of these troops, or throw Oyama
open to a dlsaatroua defeat.
Japanese Diet Will Consider Plan to
sseet the War Expenses.
(Journal Special Service l
Toklo, Nov. to. Tha Jspsnese diet
wss formally opened today by tho
mikado In a speech from the throne.
The mikado announced that a scheme
would be submitted to meet the extraor
dinary war expenses.
What this plan ta was not msde pub
lic, but It is unquestionably the one
that haa been worked on by the council
There is a quality in Royal
Baking Powder which makes
the food more digestible and
wholesome. This peculiarity
of Royal has been noted by
physicians, and they accord
ingly endorse and recom
SOYAL SAK1N0 POWDES CO., NEW YORK.
of ministers In the past few weeks, and
retarding which project there was no
Referring" to the war the mikado said:
"Our expeditionary forces have been vic
torious in every battle. They have re
peatedly shown fresh proofs of tbelr
loyalty and bravery so that the progress-)
of the war haa been constantly to our
advantage, and ws expect by the loyal
devotion of our subjects to attain our
Scholarly Baas' Admiral to
America on Sogyerbaak Commission.
(Journal special Service.)
Washington. Nor. a. Rear Admiral
Davis haa accepted the appointment to
tha Doggerbank commission. The ap
pointment mi . ta with the approval of
those ta the navy, inasmuch as Davis
Is reoagnlsad as a man of exceptionally
scholarly attainments and a tine Judicial
mind, lie has made a study of tern
peraturea and preelptatlon effects and
Is the author of several recognised
(Journal Dperlal Service.)
Brest. Ndv. 10. Ths Russian torpedo
boat destroyer Prailtolny, which put
In here In a damaged conditions, will lie
repaired In two or three days, which
will enable her to overtake the Baltic
squadron on Its eastward cruise. The
damage was not as serious ss at Orst
TOOK IZOUIOE BUMOB.
' Joarnal Special Service.)
London. Nov. 10. A rumor Is current
on the stock exchange this morning that
Port Arthur haa fallen, but It Is not
In anywise confirmed. - Some color is
given to the report by dispatches that
were received In Paris which state that
dominating positions have been taken by
WHITEAKER HOP SUIT IS
GIVEN TO THE JURY
(Special Dispatch to The Journal.)
Corvallls, Or., Nov. 10. There are to
cases on the Benton county circuit court
docket this term, only one being of a
luminal nature, and the balance civil
cases? The suit of Kola Nels, as ad
ministrator of ths lata M. Fabre. the
well-known Albany brewer, agSlnst John
Whiteaker and son, Frank Whiteaker,
ia attracting considerable attention. The
action Is a suit for recovery of the dif
ference In the value of 10,000 pounda
of hops at 10 cents a pound, as contrac
ted and the present market price of 31
cents. The case occupied the attention
of the court all of yesterday afternoon,
and went to the jury this afternoon. It
Is thought the Jury will be unable to
agree on a verdict
PLATT A WITNESS IN -OLD
(Journal Special Service.)
New York, Nov. 30 Senator Thomas
C. Piatt gave evidence before a referee
today In the case of A. D. Wsles of
Blnghampton against President John
Mitchell of the trmted Mine Workers to
obtain 1100.000 for furnishing a plan
for settling tha anthracite coal strike
two years ago.
Ths case cams up for trial at Blng
hampton some time ago. but was "post
poned because SenatotPlatt, J. Pltrpont
Morgan and other prasstlnent men sub
poeraied ss witnesses failed to put In an
appearance. It Is expected that the
case will be tried at Blnghampton In
ONE KILLED AND TWO
INJURED BY EXPLOSION
lloiirnal Special Service.)
Sharon, Pa., Nov. 30. By the explo
sion of a can of blasting powder near
here today one man was killed outright
snd several others badly Injured, two of
whom, may die.
The men were engaged In blasting
rock, and while not known for a cer
talnty. It Is thought the msn who was
killed was directly responsible for the
accident. He was handling the powder
can when It exploded. His body pre
sented a frightful appearance.
POWDER PRESS KILLS
AND INJURES WORKMEN
(Journal Special Service.)
Xenla, Ohio, Nov. 30 By the explo
slon of a press mill at the Miami Pow
dor works, five miles north of here, at
7:30 o'clock- this morning, Matthew
Smith was killed and three other work
men badly burned.
The exact cause of the accident Is un
known. Smith's body was badly bruised
and his limbs broken. Thst part of the
building where the explosion occurred
was badly wrecked It Is thought the
others who were Injured will recover.
WANT SOWS KELEABED.
(Journal Special Service.)
St. Paul, Nov. SO. Bdwln Richardson
of Denver today took the Coloradd elec
tlon tangle before Justice Sanborn of
the United States circuit court of an
peals, and asked that a writ of habeas
corpus be Issued for Michael Dowd. the
election official who was arrested on
the order of the state supreme court.
md wss to have, his bearing December
10 In St. I .nut..
Is Under Physician's Care in the
Tombs, but Trial Delay
WIDOW OF BOOKMAKER IS
Leaves No Stone Unturned to
Gather Evidence for the Con
viction of Prisoner.
(Journal Special Service.)
New York, Nov. 10. Nan Patteraon la
III In the Tombs with tonsllitis and a
high fever. Dr. McOulre. the Tombs
physician, says that lis thinks tha young
woman will be able to appear in court
Monday, when her case will be called
The fact that Miss Patteraon's mother
hag been very 111, together with the
strain attendant upon the trial, have to
a certain extent undermined the prison
er'a health, and her featurea now pre
sent a careworn appearance.
Notwithstanding ths numerous reports
that have gained circulation the past
week relative to vsrlous eyewitnesses to
the shooting of Bookmaker Young, It la
generally conceded that when the time
arrives these talea will prove to be for
the most part unfounded.
Attention is called to tha vigorous
manner In which Mrs. Csesar Toung Is
prosecuting the alleged slayer of her
husband and previous despoller of her
home. She la leaving no stone unturned,
end Is pushing with the vlndlctlvenees
of a woman scorned, every possible clue
in sn effort to prove guilty the pale lit
tle woman In black, who each day pf
the trial alts beside her aged father, let
ting no word escape her as she watchea
closely the struggle that will proclaim
her an Innocent and free woman or con
sign her to prison.
Reports of supposed eye witnesses
differ. One Is to the effect that Toung
was seen holding a pistol while Miss
Patterson struggled to take It from his
grasp. Another Is that the situation
As to opinion among people to whom
Toung and Miss Patterson were well
known, the balance Is, from many indi
cations, slightly In favor of tha fair de
fendant. CONFESSION ON STAND
(Continued from Page One.)
possible to get hold of lands In ths
township. A few days later McKlnley
talked with the witness and said they
might get hold of lands by making affi
davit that settlement had been made
before the creation of the reserve.
Witness rsfused to consider this sug
gestion. McKlnley then said that he
knew of parties - who had made entries
years before and their rights might be'
secured and the claims proved up.
"What talk was there aa to the possi
bility of making; out the proofs without
having the parties appear before you?"
"There was some talk about that but
I refused to do It."
Thereafter McKlnley brought in a
number of persons who represented
themselves to be settlers In township
11-7, and they made proofs, the oath be
Ing administered by witness. He was
not acquainted with any of these en
trymen, and all of them were Intro
duced by McKlnley.
"Who wore these entrymen who ap
peared before youT"
"They were George A. Graham
Thomas Wllklns. George D. Pettia, Z.
K Watson. Alex It. Brown and Nellie
"Look at these other proofs certified
by you and state whether any one ap
peered before you to swear to these
"No, sir, no on appeared."
"What proofs are thesef
"The proofs of Mettle S. Lowell,
William McLaughlin. Christie l : Lang-
ham. James A. Taylor, John F. Poster,
A. O. Austin and James Wakefield. In
theee cases McKlnley took the papers
away from the office and brought them
back signed. He aald the people had
signed In his presence and that It was
"Then your certificate that these en
trymen appeared before you and swore
to their proofs was untruer
"Tes. sir." said the witness, In a voice
"How did you come to do this? Tell
"The first time I did It I asked Mc
Klnley to have the people come In after
ward and take oath, but he never did so.
After I hnd given a false certificate
once. It did not seem hard to do It
Montague testified that McKlnley paid
the fees and the cost of publishing no
tices. The witness was still on the stand
when the hour of adjournment for "the
noon recess arrived.
X agister Bridges Appears.
Karller In the morning, Joseph F.
Bridges, register of the Roseburg land
office, was on the stand. Ha testified
to his acquaintance with McKlnley and
to the fruitless efforts of the land of
fice to find George A. Howe, the Imagi
nary person created by the conspirators
as a medium for the conveyance of the
titles of the claims secured. There was
a prolonged legal battle over the admis
sibility of some of this testimony, but It
was finally allowed to go in.
Mr. Heney handed the witness an ab
stract of title to the Howe claims and
asked him to note the concluding para
graph of the abstract. It read: "This
abstract made for and at the request of
George A. Howe, this list day of No em
ber, ltOl, at i a. m. reigned) Linn
County Abstract Company, by B. M.
KcXlnley's Warn. Erased.
Mr. Heney called attention to the fact
that another name had originally been
written In place of Howe s, and that the
first name was that of II. Q. McKlnley.
This statement caused a sensation, and
the document was Immediately subjected
to the closest scrutiny by the defend
ants' attorneys. Both names had been
rttten with a typewriter, and It was
apparent that Mr. Heney's statement
was correct McKlnley's name was eas
ily legible when the paper was held to
the light, and the Ink had struck through
so as to be still plainer on the under
side of tha sheet
i his is on. or tne strong unas in ma
proof that McKlnley and Howe were
Identical, and Mr. Heney stated that
further evidence would be offered along
the same line
The substitution of the name of Howe
for that of McKlnley occurs In the ab
stract of title to the southwest U of
southwest of section 4; southwest
of section li southeast of section t;
seat M of west V and southeast of
section 7; and north H of section .
township it south, rang 7 east These
are the selections thst were made In
lieu Of some of the fraudulent entries
In 11-7. There are two obliterations
evidentone on the outside cover where
in It appears that the abstract wag
made at tha request of George A Howe,
on Nov. tl. l0l; and tha other In the
certificate of B. M. Payne, manager of
tha abstract company, (that the name of
Horace G. McKlnley was erased In both
Instances, and that of George A. Hows
substituted) and that expert testimony
will be produced to establish these
Trial May Be Prolonged.
While It Is considered that there is a
fair prospect of tha present land fraud
case coming to an end some time next
week, this is met el y speculation, aa un
expected developments may occur to
prolong tha trial. During the Hyde
Dlmond hearing at San Francisco It
was not thought that caae would lost
more than two or three weeks, but
piaiond, a co-defendant, surprised the
prosecution by taking the witness stand.
His direct testimony was of such a
favorable character that had the evi
dence given by him prevailed. It would
have defeated the government'a attempt
to take Hyde and Dlmond to Washington
for trial, aa they had to ahow Dimond'a
connection with the conspiracy while a
resldant of the Dlatrlct of Columbia. IB
order to sustain the theory of Jurisdic
tion. Francis J. Heney subjected
Dlmond to a cross-examination lasting
three weeks, with the result that Dlmond
left the stand a nervous wreck, the en
tire line of defense being shattered com
pletely, and Commlasioner Heacock,
before the hearing was held, unhealtat
Ingly bound tha defendants over to ap
pear In the east Cases In the federal
courts, wherever the government Is In
any manner Involved are nearly always
very uncertain as to the date of their
Montague's testimony was continued
this afternoon under direct examination
In reply to Mr. Hall he stated that none
of the applicants personally appeared
before him In making the entries or final
proof. The papers were brought to him
already signed by Horace G. McKlnley
and witness acknowledged them, certi
fying that affiants were present. The
deeds conveying the tracts were also
left with him by McKlnley. They had
been signed previously and none of the
transferees appeared In person. In each
esse the name of the grantee had been
left blank, but was afterward filled In
with that of Emma L Watson. McKtn
ley told witness that he was a notary
public and could attest the signatures.
The deeds were left In Montague's
possession for some time until taken
away by McKlnley, who Informed wit
ness that he was going to dispose of the
land; that Puter had put up the money
for moat of them; he was going to
procure deeds to him. About the time
patents were recorded for most of the
lands, Puter came to tha court house
and witness met him on the stairs and
asked him If there was anything coming
to him out of the transaction. Puter
replied that there were a great many
expenses attached to getting the titles,
and that there waa nothing coming to
Montague. A few months after Puter
had recorded the patents he told witness
that they would have to mske arrange
ments about amending the final proof.
Indicating that there was some sort of
governmental Interference, and It would
be necessary to prepare afaVlavtta to
sustain the entries. Witness asked if
there was any likelihood of serious
trouble over the claims in question, but
Puter did not seem to attach much Im
portance to the investigations that were
rumored to be In progress.
1 "What understanding did you have
with Puter, McKlnley or Tarphty aa to
what you would get for this?"
"No definite understanding, but I waa
to have a share In tha profits.-
-Thisjt is alt" said Mr. Hall.
"We have no cross-examination, waa
the resDonse of Judge Pipes, after con
sulfation with the other attorneys for
Kx-County Clerk Hammer waa then
called to the stand. His evldenca was
corroborative of much of the testimony
given ,by his deputy, Montague. Ho
Identified the handwriting of Montague
on the proofs filed by the pretended set
tlers, and testified aa to hts authority
to administer oaths snd make certifi
cates Hammer said that he knew nothing of
the false cert incites made-try his dep
MRS. M'GUIRE GIVES
The recital given by Mrs. Sylvia W.
McGulre last evening at tha White
Temple under the auspices of the Ladles'
Aid society, wss largely attended. Mrs.
McGulre Is a pleasing reader and im
personator and won her audience
quickly. The character sketch "Ikey
and the Porter" won enthusiastic ap
plause. One or her best numbers was
the impersonation of the seamstress ss
the village gossip, from Timothy's
Quest." Her rendition of the favorite.
An Old Sweetheart of Mine," Was
dainty. She was at her very best, how
ever, in the darkey dialect "Johnstown
Culture," In which she represented a
colored mammy, and 'The Taming of
Nicodemus. lora rT ine mule driver,
were exceptionally good.
Miss Ethel Shea sang "Suwanee
River." Miss Leota Slgnler contributed
a reading, and Miss Velross Sharp a
WHAT'S TIME, OR A
health, which al
when we put your
teeth In good con
dition? We prac
tice the painless
The time required
at our ofllce Is
but a few mo
ments, cost but a
few dollars. We
are always pleas
ed to talk over
the subject. Years
of practice haa given us a constant
desire to want to talk on the sub
ject nearest our heartsdentistry.
Every one in my employ Is a
specialist In his particular line,
and a man of character; not a novice
of course the trade man. The best
of everything la here and we feel
sure you will sppreclate snd enJoy
the comforts we extend you rather
than dread It When you have a
few minutes drop in and let's talk
about your teeth.
mi B.EASO ABLE.
Oft a. hears I a. ss.
to p m. Iveafaags
LW to I so e'eteefc.
days a- ra. to
1 p .si.
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DECLARES AMERICA IS
UNPREPARED FOR WAR
Chief of Artillery Bureau's Re
port Says Fifty Per Cent
More Msn Nseded.
(Journal Special Service.)
Washington. Nov. SO. In his annual
report, which was mnde public today,
Hrla-adler-Generar J. P. Story, chief of
artillery, calls attention to the unpre-
paredness of the United States for war,
especially respecting coast defenses.
Story says we have not one half of
the trained personnel to man the arma
ment already mounted. The report also
calls attention to the Insufficiency of
field artillery and Incomplete torpedo de
fenses of harbors.
Oeneral Story's report la even more
positive than that Issued a few days sgo
by Secretary of War Taf t. which called
attention to these some features and la
confirmatory of It Tho teachnlcal fea
tures of the report enter Into the ne
cessities for certain torpedo and harbor
defense schemes, and recommendations
for extensive an immediate Improve
ments In these lines.
SM00T PROPOSES TO
FIGHT HIS OPPONENTS
(Journal Special service.)
Toungstown. O., Nov. 34. A Mormon
agent Is here In behalf of Reed Smoot
and is looking Into the congressional
an business record of ex-Congressman
n. W. Taylor, who Is conducting the
caae against Bmoot
Taylor returned this morning from
Washington and announced that the
Smoot hearing would be set for Decem
DR. BROUQHER ASKED
TO PREACH IN OAKLAND
Dr. J. W. B rougher haa been Invited
to deliver the dedicatory sermon at the
First Baptist church st Oakland. Cal .
December 11. He received a telegram
this morning from Rev. H. J. Vosburgh.
pastor of the church, urging that he ac
cept Ha also sent letter explaining
the reasons for Inviting Dr. BrougHer.
Ir Hrnugher will submit the Question
to his congregation at the prayer meat
Ing services Thursday evening. He re
cently preached the dedication sermon at
new church at Pasadena, where he
raised $17,000. the entire Indebtedness of
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