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READ! FOR A FIGHT
flyama Has Russian Army Com
MAY PROVE SEDAN FOR RUSSIA
Before Peace Negotiations Can Begin,
Greatest Battle o f the War
May be Fought.
London, June 17.— The practical cer
ta in ty now that the peace negotiations
cannot begin for another month leads
to the conviction that another battle
w ill be fought in the interval. Accord
ing to the Daily Telegraph’ s Tientsin
correspondent, a Japanese forward
movement has already commenced, in
spite of the rainy season.
The Daily Telegraph’ s Tokio corre
spondent gives an interesting idea of
the situation from a correspondent who
is said to be in a good position to know
the actual facts.
says that the principal Russian depot
is at GunBhu Pass, whence many light
railways are being constructed north
ward to facilitate retreat. Lieutenant
•General Linievitch, bewildered by the
strategy of the Japanese, is making
repeated reconnaissances and throwing
out innumerable scouts. Nevertheless,
at the present moment, the correspond
ent says, all his army is completely
FRANCE SAVED FROM WAR.
Delcasse's Resignation Prevented
Conflict with Germany.
Paris, June 17.— When M. Delcasse
resigned the potrfolio of the foreign
office a few days ago, Germany and
France were on the verge of war.
Delcasse thought that Germany was
binding. Prime Minister Rouvier, re
membering 1870, believed otherwise
Germany had been for some weeks
strengthening her garrisons near the
with a similar move. The kaiser, ig
noring his own provocation, notified
France that, if she did not cease this
military movement, Germany would
consider it an unfriendly act. This, of
course, was equivalent to an ultima
turn, and M. Rouvier sent a concilia
Within a few hours after M. Del
casse’ s retirement, M. Rouvier made
which had far greater influence upon
the czar’ s present course than even
Mr. Roosevelt’ s letter.
had done everything in his power tc
support the Russian policy and uphold
ttie alliance, and had refrained from
pressing advice, peaceful or otherwise,
on the czar’ s government.
M. Rouvier said to Russia, in effect,
that the vitial interests of France re
quired the czar to do something under
the terms of the alliance for her pro
tection against German
It was imperative that Russia restore
her m ilitary strength on her western
frontier and be prepared to take an
active part in the campaign if France
PEACE E N V O Y S ARE NAMED.
Japan Announces Three, and Names
o f T w o Russians are Known.
St. Petersburg, June 16.— There only
remain fixing of the time of meeting
and the number of plenipotentiaries
for the peace conference with Japan.
Finding that Japan was not disposed to
accept Paris, which was Russia's first
choice, or The Hague, which President
Roosevelt suggested, Russia readily
consented to the selection of Washing
Japan, it ia understood, also sig
nified that she would name three exalt
ed personages as plenipotentiaries, and
here points to
Marquis Ito, Baron Komura, the min
ister of foreign affairs, and Marshal
Yamagata, chief of the general staff, as
It is regarded as certain that two of
Russia’s representatives w ill lie Baron
Rosen, who has been appointed to suc
ceed Count Cassini as ambassador at
Washington, aud M. Nelidoff, ambassa
dor at Paris. The name of M. Witte
continues to be be mentioned, but there
is no evidence that the emperor will
give him a brief to conduct negotia
Considering his well known
views against Russia's aggressive policy
in the Far East, the selection of M.
Witte would be regarded as tantamount
to an assurance that peace would lie
The selection of Washington makeB
it certain thut several weeks must
elapse before the first meeting of the
negotiators is possible.
Unless President Roosevelt is able to
induce the belligerents in the mean
time to agree to an armistice, the fear
is general that the interim w ill witness
another bloody battle in Manchuria.
Russia, while she could not place her
self in the position of directly request
ing an armistice, might welcome it, if
the suggestion came from the president.
FOR C O N F E R E N C E C IT Y .
Choice by Russia and Japan is Nar
rowed Down to Three.
Washington, June 15.— Gradually
the negotiations for peace in the Far
East are nearing a focus.
point to which the energies of those di
rectly concerned in them now are being
directed is the choice of a place for
holding the conference of the plenipo
tentiaries of the belligerents.
It is known officially that three cities
are under consideration by Russia and
Japan. These cities, named in the
order of the likelihood of their final se
lection, are Washington, The Hague
Thus far no decision has been reach
ed. Paris and London have been elim
inated from the question. It is under
stood that the Russian government ob
jects to an Asiatic city, its preference
being for some European capital. After
objecting to the holding of the confer
ence in Paris, the Japanese government
expressed a willingness to consider oth
er places which afforded adequate facil
ities, although it is assumed that Ja
pan’ s preference would be for some Far
Eastern city practically within the
theater of war. Finally, however, the
selection seems to have narrowed down
to the three cities named.
President Roosevelt Takes Steps
to Remove Its Cause.
COOLIES NAY BUY CERTIFICATES
Accounts for Trouble Experienced by
Travelers and Others Entering
the United States.
Washington, June 15. — President
Roosevelt is manifesting a deep inter
est in the statements made to him last
Monday by a delegation of members of
the American Asiatic association con
cerning the difficulties which hitherto
have been experienced by Chinese mer
chants, students, travelers and literary
men in gaining admission to this coun
The complaints of the Chinese
government about the alleged humilia
tion to which members of those classes
of Chinese are often subjected upon
their arrival in the United States, to
gether with the threats of the commer
cial guilds of China to retaliate by boy
cotting American-made goods, have
aroused the business men of this coun
try to protest against what they have
regarded as unreasonable discrimina
tion in the enforcement of the Chinese
In a letter to Secretary Metcalf, of
the Department of Commerce and La
bor, the president directs him to see
that the immigration officers exercise
discretion in the enforcement of the
exclusion law, to the end that the re
lations of this government with China
may continue to be cordial.
It is pointed out that great difficulty
is experienced by the immigration offi
cials in executing the law, because of
the many bogus certificates which are
presented by Chinese.
It is a well
understood fact that for a consideration
a Chinese coolie may procure in China
a certificate that he is a merchant or a
traveler or a member of the other ex
empt classes. On its face the certifi
cate entitles him to admission to the
United States. So many frauds have
been discovered in the matter of these
certificates that the immigration offi
cials examine all of them most care
That fact accounts for the
trouble experienced by genuine mer
chants, travelers, etc.
T O IN D IC T M ANY.
Government Now Has Ample Evidence
Against Beef Trust.
Chicago, June 15— Following the au
thoritative announcement from Wash
ington yesterday that Attorney General
Moody and the local Federal authori
ties in charge of the investigation into
the methods of the beef trust had come
to an agreement for further prosecution
of the cases comes the positive state
ment today from a semi-official source
that, so far as the jury itself is con-
crerned, sufficient evidence has been
obtained to warrant the indictment of
scores of packing house officials.
The number against whom indict
ments w ill be returned, to quote the
language of the official making the
statement, “ will range anywhere from
35 to 70.”
It is positively stated that the jury
can complete its work in three days
after the return of United States I)is-
trict Attorney Morrison from Washing
ton and, as he has already left for Chi
cago, it is now expected the indictments
will be returner! shortly.
Unless present plans are sidetracked
in some way, the indictments to lie re
turned w ill run against the official
heads of the packing establishments.
The Federal authorities will not say
whether these officials have their head
quarters in Chicago or not.
the official heads of the corporations, it
is asserted that several lawyers repre
senting the packing companies w ill be
indicted for subornation oi perjury.
Twelve or 15 indictments, it is asserted,
will run against agents and representa
tives of the packing companies, charg
ing them with interference with wit
nesses who were called.
GREAT THEBES RAILROAD BRIDGE.
M U S T S T A N D TRIAL.
Mitchell Gets Worst ot First Decision
in Land Fraud Case.
Portland, June 14.— Senator Mitchell
must stand trial upon the K rib ’s indict
ment, charging him with having ac
cepted fees while a senator of the Unit
ed States for services tendered to Fred
erick A. Kribs, by which timber land
claims belonging to the «latter were
pasesd through the General Land office
Judge De Haven yesterday morning
in a few words overruled the demurrer
of the defense and set the trial of Sen
ator Mitchell for Tuesday, June 20,
thus sweeping away every hope of tlia
indicted man and hie counsel in the
success of the dilatory tactics so long
employed, and bringing them face to
face with the necessity of meeting the
mass of the government’ s evidence in
denial of the guilt alleged.
It was quickly over, though for a
moment there were those in the court
room yesterday morning who lived
more than twice the time indicated by
the clock as the judge paused in his
discussion of the indictment before
rendering his final opinion and holding
againBt the plea of the defense. "A s
to the form,” said Judge De Haven,
“ the indictment is justly open to criti
cism; indeed, very severe criticism.
But, still, I think,” the court continu
ed, slowly, “ that it substantially
charges the offense described in section
1782 of the revised statutes.”
No more was needed.
ment had won.
The defendant had
lost. The opening of what w ill be one
of the most bitterly contested and in
effect one of the most far-reaching cases
ever tried before the courts of Oregon
was in sight.
r. v m m ]
The new railroad bridge over the Mtsrisslppl River at Thebes, 111., Is
not longer nor more picturesque than other railway bridges across the Mis
sissippi, but It Is one of the moat important. It was planned and constructed,
not by the managers of one railway, but of several, aud was located not
with one railway In mind, but with the trade of two great sections In mind.
The structure recently completed Is ono o f the fifteen great railway
bridges crossing the Mississippi, and Is probably the most substantial struc
ture ever thrown across the groat river. The fact that the approaches are o f
concrete contributes greatly to the serviceableness of the bridge. The experi
ence o f the last ten years has shown that concrete stands against floods
bettor than stone or any other material, and In this particular and In the
character o f the structural work the bridge at Thebes represents the best
results o f modern experience fcnd engineering skill.
The bridge was placed where the engineers directed and the railways ln-
tersted are to come to It. It was built to accommodate a great freight truffle,
and In thla particular has advantages over bridges built at an earlier date.
It opens a new line of direct communication between Chicago and the South
west by way of southern Illinois, and Is to stand for all time holding opeu
the doors to a growing trade with the Southwest.
A T E L L I8 ISLAND.
W A N T S ONE MORE V IC T O R Y .
Japanese Press Opposes Armistice,
Confident Oyama Will Win.
Tokio, June 14.— The Japanese gov
ernment. still maintains silence regard
ing peace negotiations. It is apparent
ly awaiting action at and advices from
Washington and St. Petersburg.
newspapers and public continue a spir
ited discussion of the situation, devot
ing themselves largely to a probable
armistice and terms of peace.
The newspapers continue to be flatlv
opposed to an early armistice, which
would deprive the army and navy of
the advantages within their grasp.
is generally thought that Field Marshal
Oyama’s plans are rapidly maturing,
and that the next great drive w ill
sweep General Linievitch back and car
ry the Japanese army into Russian ter
The good faith and ultimate inten
tions of Russia toward pence are openly
and generally questioned. The Japan
ese government is possibly satisfied
with the good faith and intentions of
Russia, but its silence leaves the public
doubtful. The Japanese public would
welcome peace, hut it demands terms
consistent with victory and assuring a
G ro te s q u e
I m m ig r a n t
and C h a n ge
M ad e l»y Y e a r * . H eaid en ce.
Ellis Island—that gateway to New
York through which this year w ill
enter about a million refugees from
the Ignorance, despotism, poverty aud
hopelessness o f the old world— Is one
of the most Interesting places In the
metropolis. There the student of hu
manity is never In want of an en
grossing subject. There he may see
"In the raw” the peasantry of sunny
Italy, o f Ice-bound Finland, of Lithu
ania, of Poland, of all the many lauds
of Europe and western Asia— the Jew,
the Catholic, the Mohammedan, the
Protestant, the adherent of the Greek
Church— each attired In the grotesque
and seml-barbarlc garb o f his native
village and speaking a rude dialect
which the educated from even his own
land can scarcely comprehend.
Heavy, stolid faces— product of cen
turies of toll, poverty and Ignorance—
confront him, but he will detect little
of viciousness. Those ox-llke men and
women are not criminals. Only rnre-
eager friends, who come to welcome
them. I f the Americanized friend la
a woman, especially If she be a young
woman, one may depend upon It that
her unsophisticated countrywoman has
got to be amazingly "prinked up” be
fore they set off together. Not Infre
quently a “ lady friend” gifted with
forethought will have brought with
her an entire new wardrobe all a la
mode for the newcomer, and It Is a
common occurrence to see one of these
ambitious kinswomen literally forcing
her dazed peasant friend to lay aside
her picturesque klrtle and bodice, her
gay headdress, her long pendant ear
ring— beloved treasures— and don In
their stead, In such privacy as can be
secured in the door ways o f the long
exit corridors, cheap and tawdry black
skirts and a white shirt walBt and a
picture hat laden with flowers and
In a few months the peasant girl
becomes habituated to wearing cor
sets about her strong young wnlst,
and she blushes to think o f the sight
she mtist linve been when she landod,
with a bundle on her bncK, and when
she In turn goes to meet some one of
her friends It Is difficult to realize how
rndleal has been the transformation.
A D is c o u r a g in g O u t lo o k .
The weekly New York paper which
chronicled gay doings not only In that
CAN C O N V IC T T R U S T .
frivolous metropolis but In England
and other foreign ports as well, nfford-
Government Attorneys Will Ask Grand
ed Mrs. Emmons keen enjoyment, and
NEW M O VES T O END S TR IK E .
Jury to Indict.
gave her many an excuse for righteous
wrath. This fnct had been fully ap
Chicago, June 14.— Authoritative in-
Hanrahan will Take a H and— Team
preciated by her son, who sent bt“r a
Jormation has reached Chicago from
sters's Offer Rejected.
Washington that Attorney General
“ Listen to this, Blje Emmons,” shs
Moody and the government attorneys
Chicago, June 16.— W hile apparent
commanded one night, the paper trem
who have lieen conducting the inquiry
ly there was no surface change in the
DODGE IM M IG R A T IO N LAW.
L *W »i
into the beef trust have reached the de
bling in her hands. “ It ’s the account
strike today, a powerful agent for peace
cision that they have sufficient evidence
of a grand reception In London, and
was at work.
Grand Master .1. G.
Inspectors Discover Men in London
to secure conviction, that the prosecu
tills Is what it says: ‘The Honorable
Hanrahan, of the Brotherhood of Loco
Who Post Undesirables.
tion w ill lie pushed vigorously and that
Winifred Cowles was In black velvet,
motive Firemen, arrived in the city,
indictments w ill be asked of the grand
studded with Jewels, the low-cut
London, June 17. — Marcus Braun and after a conference with Mayor
jury. Now that the agreement lias
bodice and sleeve straps being on-
and Mr. Fischberg, the American in Dunne, announced that he would use
been reached, the grand jury will com
spectors who have been inspecting the his good offices to settle the strike.
crusted with sparkling gems. The
plete its work within a week and re
emigration from Continental countries
Chairman John V. Farwell, Jr., of
Honorable Frances Itathliono wore
turn a number of indictments.
to the United States, having concluded the Employers association, declined to
deep blue velvet with garnitures of
When thé beef trust inquiry was re
C O V I H A S T A T fcLLIS IS L A N D .
their labors in Austria, Hungary and consider a tentative strike settlement
sumed by the granit jury today, two
Russian Poland, respectively, are now- proposition presented to him today by
"N ow yon mark what I say,” said
cattlemen from Iowa were on hand to ly among the tens of thousands of In Mrs. Emmons. " I f our young fellows
looking up the conditions prevailing at the state board of arbitration.
the embarking points of the big A t
The proposition was an offer that, if
that go over to England get to wearing
They told of the good re virtues o f the peasant, and the excep such clothes ns this paper describes,
the employers would agree to use all
sults of the 24-hour law, which has tion may be detected as easily as may what’s going to become o f our coun
Messrs. Braun and Fischberg say honorable influence to have police and
just gone into effect.
The stockmen a wolf In a crowded sheepfolil.
that the steamship companies have in deputy sheriffs and all armed guards
try? A fellow that'll submit himself
are Barney Devine, Jr., of Livermore,
augurated a very strict inspection of withdrawn immediately, the strike
O f the 812,000 men, women and chil to be rigged up In any such way as
emigrants, but that even in London would be declared off, even as to the
dren whom tile ships brought to Ellis that Isn’t likely to know how to handle
These men, the former rated a m illion Island last yenr less than one In a
persons claiming to be agents of the express companies, and that orders to
a gun In time o' war or a hoe In time
aire, own the largest cattle ranches in hundred were rejected, and only the
■companies are publishing guaranties to deliver anywhere would be obeyed by
the state, located in Humboldt county. smallest sprinkling because o f a crimi
secure the admission of any emigrant the teamsters. The offer had the ap
to the United States for a few pounds proval of President Shea and the na
Those who were sent
H e W a s n ’ t a L e g is la to r .,.
in addition to the fare. How the sub tional executive board of the teamsters.
hack were refused admission because
West Point Graduates 114 Men.
A traveling man who "makes” Kan-
agents carry out this agreement is now
West Point, N. Y . June 14 .— The 'they were In 111 health, were likely to sna City frequently was dining In the
under investigation by the inspectors.
Linievitch Takes Some Outposts.
Russian Cruiser Must Go T o Sea.
graduation exercises of the first class, become paupers or were contract la cafe o f one of the inrge hotels when he
St. Petersburg, June 16.— In a dis
thought he’d play a trick on his wnlter.
Saigon, Cochin-China, June 15— The 114 in number, were held today under borers.
Building Trades Withdraw Aid.
patch to the emperor, dated June 13, Russian auxiliary cruiser Kuban an a covering of canvass in front of the
The metamorphosis which a year's ".See that man at the next table,
Chicago, June 17— Thousands of cir General Linievitch Bays the Russians, chored off Cape St. James here this library. An exceedingly large crowd residence In the Unltpd States onuses George?" he said.
cular letters have been sent out to arch after a fight June 11, occupied the v il morning, and the governor ordered her was in attendance. Among the officers in these uncouth Immigrants Is some
The waiter nodded nssent. “ That's
itects, builders and labor union mem lages of Syfong-Toy, Chilipou and to depart immediately and dispatched I present were Lieutenant General Miles, thing astonishing, particularly If the Dr. Alonzo Tnhbs, the Missouri Legis
bers generally, con'aining information Chakhedzi. The same day another de a French warship to enforce the neu- j retired, and Lieutenant General Chaf neweotner Is a woman and has spent lator, who Is trying to stop all tipping.”
that the Ass«)icated Building Trades of tachment approached the mines near trality of these waters.
Twenty-eight 1 fee.
The address of the graduating the year In the metropolis. When the The wnlter grew Interested at once.
Chicago and Cook county* have with Chakhedzi. A Japanese company evac of the colliers which supplied the Rus- j class was delivered by Franklin Mur Immigrant lands at Ellis Island he— "W ell, nln't dnt too bad.” he said. "Ah's
drawn their moral and financial support uated the mines and retired southward, sian fleet with coal have left Saigon, I phy, of New York, president of the or she— Is an otitinndlsh-looking ob
been waitin' on him, too. “ Well, you
from the teamsters.
The circulars, where it was reinforced by a battalion and 30 more of them are preparing to j board of visitors, and was followed by ject, outlandish ns was ever no stage
won't get any tip there,” said the trav
which are issued officially by the build of Japanese with quick-firing guns. sail.
The British steamer Carlisle, an address by General Chaffee, and by clown. Invariably he has a bundle, eling man. “ Ah suttlngly treated him
ing trades, charge that the members of The Japanese detachment on the Man which is understood to have on board the delivery of diplomas.
and Ills w ife lias a bundle— a bundle right,” replied the wniter.
the Safe and Machinery Movers’ and darin road retired to a position south war munitions intended for the Rus
done up in anything from the size of
"A few minutes later the man at the
Riggers’ union has been performing of Minhuagay.
sians, is detained
Standard Loses $100,000.
a pocket handkerchief to a large ta other table left and the waiter return
work rightfully belonging to the trades
Chicago, June 14— A dispatch to the blecloth. I f the bundle Is a small one ed to the traveling man. “ Well,” said
Death Penalty Suggested.
affiliated with the building trades.
Colombia's Envoy o f Friendship.
Tribune from Van Buren, Ind., says: It Is carried in the hand or slung across
the drummer, "what did I tell you?”
Honolulu, June 16— Considerable at-
Washington, June 15.— John Barrett, That merchants in this vicinity have a sftek over thp shoulder; If It Is a
‘ ’Xeusei me. sah, but ah thinks yon
Gould Must Pay His Architect.
tention*hae been attracted by a Chinese United States minister to Colombia, been fleeced out of $100,000 by bogus large bundle the woman ties It across
New York, June 17.— A verdict for poster, which has appeared in H ilo’s today presented to the president Enri checks on the Standard Oil May payroll her hack, leaving her hand free to tole ine er fabrication," said the wnlter,
Abner J. Haydel, an architect, to re Asiatic quarter. It says that the Chin que Cortez, ex-minister of foreign af has developed on the arrival here of balance, perhaps, a small paper trunk grinning. “ Itat man ain't n leglslntnh
lie's a gentleman.” The man had
cover $24,183 form Howard Gould for ese government proposes to retaliate for fairs of the South American republic. Assistant Treasurer F. 8. Davis from on her head with one hand, and with
services in drawing plans for the Gould tjie American exclusion policy, and Senor Cortez has been appointed confi New York to investigate.
The forged the other to drag a load o f precious given him a quarter.
castle at Port Washington, L. I., was that the government at Pekin w ill issue dential agent of the Colombian govern pay checks range in face value from $80 and archaic pots and pans to which
W a n ts to G e t E ven .
awarded by a jury in the New York an order against the purchase of Amer ment in this city and will use his ef to $1,000, and are duplicate numbers she has clung like grim death since
Church— I f a man Is going to ha
state Supreme court at Mineola, L. I. ican goods, with a death penalty for forts to re-establish the cordial rela- of the genuine checks, by which fact the eventful day when she left her
struck by an automobile, what's ths
This amount represents about 2*^ per vioation of the order, and w ill proceed tions between the two countries. Senor the frauds were discovered.
hovel far behind.
The children, or difference whether the machine Is go
cent of the original contract price of to have Americans fnmigated at the j Cortez is also to try to establish friend*
such of them as are not hnbes at the ing ten miles an hour or fifty?
$937,000, which it was estimated the port of entry and charged $5 per head, ly relations with Panama.
Panama will Coin Silver.
breast, follow In line, each bearing Ills
Gotham— A good deal o f difference.
tlon ld castle wonla cost.
Panama, Jane 14.— The government own little momento o f old world house How Is a man who Is knocked down
sued for $60,000.
WIII Fight in Spits o f Mud.
Final Blow Before Peace.
of Panama, in accordance with the de keeping—a tea kettle, a pot, a wooden going to tell a chauffeur what hs
London, June 16. — The Japanese
Pekin, June 15.— In Germany and sires of the canal commission and the spoon.
thinks of him If he’s going at fifty
Russian Cruiser on Rampage.
correspondent of the Daily Telegraph at other circles here, the prospects of local bankers, has decided to coin 1 ,-1 They see nothing to he ashamed of
miles an hour?— Yonkers Statesman.
London, June 17.— The. Singapore Moji, Japan, says: ‘ ‘The rainy season peace between Japan and Russia are 000,000 silver pesos. This step is cal- I In all this— on the contrary, they arc
correspondent of the Daily Mail says has started in Manchuria, and the considered remote. It is supposed that rnlated to relieve the demand for silver Inordinately proud o f this public pa
When there Is a woman caller In ths
that the Russian cruiser Rion left June mud in the roads is knee deep, but Japan intends to inflict a Anal and caused by the activity of the canal rade o f their worldly possessions, and evening, and her host takes her home.
crashing blow upon the Russian army works and increased business, and w ill it Is hard for them to understand the It seems to the hostess that It takes
14 for Odessa, and that great uneasi
ness is felt for the safety of British operations, glad tidings of which may in Manchuria lie fore considering any prevent any monetary 'crisis which sn shame and mortification which their her husband twice as long to get back
be expected within a few days.”
I proposition for peace.
excess of gold might produce.
I gaueberie esnaes their b>vtng and as It should.