WEEK’S DOINGS The czar has decorated Aliexieff w ith the order of St. George, tiiird degree. Newsy Items Gathered from All Parts of the World. The rail and steel m ills of th e I lli nois 8teel com pany, of Chicago, have closed down for an indefinite period, owing to a lack of business. Three thousand men are throw n out of em ploym ent. GETS INTO LINE Russia Decides to Participate In 1905 Exposition. A T A W E U L C O ST . J ap a n e se C o n tin u e T h e ir A tt a c k o n P o rt A rt h u r . London, Dec. 1.— According to a Tokio dispatch to th e S tandard, th ere is an official rum or th a t the Japanese have h auled large caliber guns to th e OP INTEREST TO OUR READERS WILL HAVE A LARGE EXHIBIT | top of 203-M eter h ill, whence th e ir fire R ussians are finding the w ater p rob has a sweep of the whole h a rb o r. T his lem a t M ukden a serious one. G en era l R e vie w o f Im p o rta n t Happen- B e lieved S h e H a s C om e to T im e B e report doubtless goes beyond th e facts; p e n lg s P re se n te d In a B r ie f and G enetal Chaffee recom mends th a t the I but variqus dispatches in d ic a te ' th e c a u s e the W ily Jap Pre pared Vancouver, W ash., m ilita iy reservation ! progress th e Japanese are m aking in C ond e nsed Eorm . M a g n ific e n t D isp la y. I be enlarged, and e stin ates th e cost of th e reduction of P o rt A rth u r. Ja p a n t ___ I land a t $30,000. ese here explain th e great im portance A dm iral Dewey has declined to be P ortland, Dec. 2.— R ussia stepped of the capture of 203-M eter h ill, w hich, T he governm ent ’05 fair board has come a m em ber of the N orth sea com begun th e selection of e x h ib its a t St. suddenly and unexpectedly into line besides giving comm and of the h a rb o r, m ission. for p a rticip atio n in th e Lewis and w ill serve as a wide breach m ade Dy j Louis. Roosevelt is likely to víb H th e South C lark C entennial exposition yesterday. th e wedge th e Japanese had previously The w ar has c u t off P o lan d ’s m arket and m ake it a p o in t to m eet th e driven in between th e E tz group and in Siberia anil thousands of people are A fter stating a t one tim e th a t it would the R ussians’ last re tre a t in th e ravines masses. be im possible for Russia to p a rticip ate, idle as a result. the czar’s m in istry of commerce sud of L aotie m ountain. They declare th a t G overnor Pardee íb working for a A son in-law of M arquis Ito declares C alifornia state building a t the Lewis th a tt he app aren t delay of Oyama is for denly reconsidered th e m atter and in re tre at to L aotie will be effectually c u t order to be sure of a space allotm ent off, and it is not unlikely th a t L aotie and C lark fair. strategic reasons. rustled a cablegram to exposition head will be sim ultaneously attacked in th e W hites in G erm an Southw est Africa The Prussian arm y budget for the qu a rte rs. The cablegiam was dis final assa u lt. are reported to be in g reat danger of coming year is estim ated a t $116,000,- patched from 8t. PeterbBurg and was B ennett Burleigh w ilts to the D aily being m assacred. 000, an increase of $11,250,000. signed by E dw ard G runw aldt, councilor Telegraph from Chefoo th a t in the last All exh ib ito rs from foreign countries Com missioner R ichards, of th e Gen of com m eice. The message was as fol atta ck th e Japanese lost 400 men in one h o u r’s fighting. They claim to may now send th e ir w ares to P ortland eral land office, is com ing to P ortland lows : for th e 1905 fair w ith o u t paying any to testify in the land fraud case. “ St. Petersburg—To Lewis and C lark have captured two more of th e n o rth duty. centennial exposition, P o rtlan d , O r. eastern forts and a th ird , w hich is p art C harles J . B onaparte, a leading law Inv itatio n accepted finance m inistry. of the WeBt Kekwan fort. T hey assert, David M. P arry, president of th e yer of M aryland, is m entioned as a pos Mr. B urleigh adds, to have effected a C itizens’ in d u stria l association, says sible selection for a place in R oosevelt’s W ire space allo tted for R ussia. Cable lodgm ent a t Pigeon bay, th u s turn in g address E d g ru n .” the “ open shop’’ m ovem ent is gaining, new cabinet as secretary of th e interio r. The cable message was telegraphed th e fort on 203-M eter h ill, a n d th a t as is also his organization. The location of th e V ladivostok h a r im m ediately to D irector of E x h ib its they are now tunneling from the gorge The 31st n ational convention of the bor defense m ines is uncertain and as H enry Dosch. a t S t. Louis, in order below L aotie h ill, w hich they hope first to dam age and th en ru sh . The W. C. T. U. is in session in P h ilad e l a result a torpedo boat has been sunk th a t it may be acted upon. p h ia . Five hundred delegatee, repre and a G erm an steam er badly dam aged. W ith R ussia’s p a rticip a tio n the pow dispatch continues: senting every sta te and te rrito ry , are T he need of officers for ¿the ¿navy is ers of th e world, as well as a m ajo rity } “ Desperate fighting is proceeding very pressing. in attendance. of the m inor nations, will be represent daily, and th e losses are adm itted to be excessive, but th e Japanese in sist th a t ed a t »he exposition. Robbers blew u p the safe of a La T he New York sta te court of appeals P o rt A rth u r m ust fall w ithin 21 d a y s.” J u s t w hat caused R u ssia ’s change o f 1 P lata, M d., bank and secured $3,000 lias declared u n constitutional the labor The M orning P o st’s correspondent h e art regarding th e fail can only be cash. law which p rohibits a contractor ftom a t S hanghai telegraphs th a t wireless surm ised, but it is q u ite probable th a t em ploying his men more th an eight A narchy p r e v a ils in Macedonia and the O iiental aspect of th e exposition is com m unication has been re-established hours a day on city, county or state C h ristian s a r slain daily . w hat caught |t h e eye of the R ussian between th e Russian consulate at Che work. foo and th e P o rt A rth u r garrison. C uban h e a lth officers challenge bear. Japanese are m aking progess in the Am erican m arine corps to prove th a t The sam e th in g ,’ though,, caught the assault on P o rt A rth u r. yellow fever has appeared in th a t eye of th e wily Ja p some m onths since, P L A N S G R E A T B R IT IS H A R M Y . and Japan has arranged participation Russia has accepted th e in vitation of country. on a big scale. It is surm ised th a t Am erica to negotiate for an a rb itia tio n By the explosion of a boiler in the R ussia cannot afford to m ake a lesser K itc h e n e r’s R e o rg a n iz a tio n S c h e m e trea ty . suburbs of V icksburg, M iss., two men show ing th an does Ja p a n , and there is, G re a tly E nlarged . Russia and B ritain beth w ant an were killer! and a num ber injured, two therefore, reason to look for an a ttra c t London, Dec. 1.—T he w ar office Is in Am erican officer cf high rank on the seriously. ive and valuable exliiDit from the land possession of the lu ll details of Lord N orth sea commission K itch e n er’s arm y reorganization The vessels of the Baltic fleet have of th e czar. Ten Am erican fishing craft have been arrived a t Port Said. schem e. No secret is m ade of the fact E very precau- | seized by C anadian officers and fined tion has been taken to insure a safe th a t p a rticu la r m ention lias bean paid B E E P PO R A R M Y . for fishing in C anadian w aters. to points w hich w orld offer convunient passage through th e canal. centers of* R ussian invasion in the T he trouble caused by Paraguay fir B ig R u s s ia n S h ip m e n t to Go P ro m e v tn t of h o stiltiie s and in view of th e ing upon an A rgentine cruiser has been Po rtla n d . recent im broglio th e original plan was J A P A N A R O U S E D T O D A N G ER . settled by th e form er apologizing. O m aha, Dec. 2. — One of th e largest considerably extended. Secretary of W ar T aft, in his annual The keynote of the reorganization, orders of beef ever sent o u t of the coun rep o rt, urges th a t th e tariff rates T o g o w ill be Unable S t r o n g ly to O p try is now being filled by th e C udahy w hich w ill en tail expenditures to the p o se the B a ltic Fleet. charged th e P h ilippines lie reduced. Packing com pany, of 8outh O m aha, am ount of $50,000,000, is to secure Chicago, Dec. 2.—The D ailv News w ho to n ig h t shipped to P ortland, O i., through w ar train in g a great arm y in Paul M orton, now secretary of the navy, may succeed Secretary Shaw, of haB the following from a staff corres the first consignm ent of ail order from tim es of peace, and to place the troops the Russian governm ent, consisting of not only w here th ey can obtain such th e treasury departm ent, if the latter pondent : “ S hanghai—Japan is now thoroughly 17 c ats. T he e n tire order w ill fill 135 in stru ctio n s, but w here th e ir presence does not rem ain in th e cabinet. aroused to the danger w hich th rea te n s cars of m eat, and w ill be shipped as w ill be of perm anent strategic value. G eneral K u ro p a tk in has an autom o her in th e approach of th e B altic W ith th is object in view N orthern rap id ly as it can he loaded. bile in w hich to travel from one p art squadron. A dm iral Togo has only four The m eat is coi s gned to the Russian In d ia has been divided by parallel to another of his line. He w ants 20 b attlesh ip s to oppose th e seven the governm ent. I t was sold through lines in to a num ber of areas w itn th e ir m ore in w hich to carry a m m unition. R ussians w ill bring against him . The brokers. The sh ip m en t ie packed in upper points converging on th e fron R ussian m arines at Odessa engaged long service th e navy has seen since barrels w eighing, when filled, about tie r, and th e ir respective bases well in a m u tin y and soldiers called out to February 8 has seriously deteriorated 360 pounds each. A car w ill carry down in In d ia . Were th e order to mo quell the disturbance killed 25 and th e large naval guns on board the fleet. about 120 barrels, or 42,000 pounds. bilize given seven or e ig h t field forces, wounded 100 others before peace was All th is co nstitutes a grave m enace to The en tire tra in of 135 cars w ill con each from 15,000 to 20,000 strong, Japanese Bea suprem acy. In view of tain 5,670,000 pounds of m eat. The could, in a few hours, be concentrated re sto red . th e possibility th a t th e tran sp o rt serv m eat will ration an arm y of 100,000 on th e borderland from east to west. T he Am erican Federation of Labor ice m ay be stopped, the a u th o ritie s are men fot six weeks. has re-elected Sam uel G om pets as pres accum ulating vast stores in M anchuria. C a n a d ia n s to Bu ild H atch e rie s. iden t. The B altic fleet is expected to reach O w n S h ip I s S u n k . Vancouver, B. C ., Dec. 2. —■ I t is belligerent w aters about F ebruary 1, Japanese diplom ats contend th a t London, Dec. 2.—T he Shanghai cor officially announced today th a t th e G reat B ritain is supplying coal too and it is feared th a t i t m ay a t once respondent of th e London Morning Dom inion governm ent has issued d i seize the island of Foim osa as a naval freely to R ussia. Post cables th a t w hile one of the R us base. Form osa belongs to Ja p a n , and sian destroyers attached to the V lsdis rections for the e stab lish m en t of two T he R ussians a t Mukden have de I is only poorly prepared to prevent such vostok squadron was re tu rn in g from a large hatcheries on th e N orthern coast. feated the Japanese in strategy and a action on the p a rt of A dm iral Rojest- sc onting expedition on Monday, th e One of the hatcheries will be located a t w in ter cam paign now seems im proba- vensky.” garrison of one of th e forts at the outer R ivers in le t and th e o th er on the ble. harbor failed to see h e r signals and Bkeena river. Each will have a capac T he opened fire on her. A s h e ll from a big ity of 20,000,000 eggs a year. T he Russian suprem e court finde the C a v a lry to P re s e rv e O rder. h atcheries w ill be in operation in tim e seisure of the B ritish sh ip C heltenham , Buenos Ayres, Dec 2. — In view of gun struck her am idships, and she sank taken ra lly in Ju ly by th e Vladivostok th e fact th a t a general strik e w ill be j alm ost im m ediately. It is not known to enable the plan ts to secure spawn from next season’s run of sockeyes in squadron, was legal. inaugurated tom orrow . President Q uin if her crew was rescued. th e N orth. I t is stated th a t if Secretary H itc h tan a had long conferences today w ith I C oin fo r fh c P h ilip p in e Isla n d s. cock resigns, W illiam R ichards, com- j th e m inisters of th e in te rio r, war and C alls W it n e s s e s in S m o o t Case. m issioner of the general land office, m arine and the chief of police, for th e \ San Francisco, Dec. 2. — The local W ashington, Dec. 1 . — Senator Bur w ill I» offered the position of secretaiy purpose of adopting m easures for th e ! m in t w ill ta rn over to the war d e p art suppression of possible d sturbances. m ent today a large consignm ent of rows chairm an of th e com m ittee on of the in te rim . An official statem ent was given out to P h ilip p in e m oney. T he coin will go privileges and elections, has issued Fire in th e Queens county court nig h t th a t the police are fully prepared to the islands on th e tran sp o rt Logan, subpoenas for 20 witnesses in the 8m oot There w ill be inveetigaton and fixed Monday, Decem house, New Y ork, caused damage esti- | to pievent any in te rru p tio n of necessary w hich sails tom orrow . m ated a t $100,1101», and for a tim e public services and to protect purveyors 800.000 pesos in 50-centavo pieces; ber 12, as th e date for th eir appearance threatened the jail in w hich more thaii of foodstuffs and those who are w illing 60.000 pesos in 20-centavo pieces, and before the com m ittee. N early all these to w ork. 100 peiions were confined. 150.000 pesos in 10 centavos. witnesses a rs in U tah.