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EVENTS OF THE DAY
OATHERED FROM ALL PARTS OP TUB
Comprehensive Review of the Import
ant Happenlnga ( the Put Week,
Presented In Condensed Form, Mont
Likely to Prove Interesting to Our
WASHINUTON HILLS TO WIN.
n foico to
caso It ia
General Kurokl is rapidly moving
on Lino Yang.
Russia denies thnt alio will float n
second lonn in Germany.
Grncrnl Wood ima sent
punish tho Moroa who
Amo icon soldiers.
Grcnt Britain lina acnt n
& port near Nlu Chwang in
needed at that place. r
Russia is clcarnig tho Port Arthur
channel by blowing upthoatono lauden
ships sunk by tho Japanese.
Japan declares tho train iter troops
flrod on did not show tho Hcd Cross flag
until niter the Ruasians on board hnd
opened flro and the Japanese answered
A former Now York policeman, now
(ervlng a sentence in tho penitentiary
for taking money from police candi
dates, says all positions in tho tiro und
police departments were bought by tho
Flro in Portland destroyed tho plants
of tho Multnomah Trunk A Dox com
pany, tho Ira F. Powers Furnituro com
pany and the Day Lumber company,
valued nt $335,000. Inauranco car
ried on the thrco plants was $100,C0J.
In a battle at Karola the British
killed 200 Thibetans.
Tho government funds for the Lowis
and Clark afir are now available.
The Russians have re-established rail
way and telegraph corumunicatlonJwUh
Senator Mitchell has been asked to
namo a successor to Postmaster Dan
croft, at Portland.
Ernest Ilooley, famous as a pro
moter, has been arrested in London on
a charge of conspiracy to dofraud.
Cotton has been declared a contra
band of war on account of ita being
nsed in the manufacture of high ex
plosives. A Russian general took over a half
million dollars ol lied Cross money
and lost It gambling. Tub ilowcpr
Policy of Leader fur Economy Disss
truus to Many.
Washington, May M. Tho record
of tho Washington delegation for tho
session Just closed does not coiuparo
very favorably with thnt of tho delega
tion from Oregon, nevertheless, the
failure of tho men from Washington
is largely attributable to tho fact that
tho leaders in congress used every
mentis within their power to hold down
appropriations, and to prevent tho pits
sago of nil but necessary legislation.
Washington has no Lewis nnd Clark
bill, but loyally supported tho men
from Oregon in their efforts to secure
the passage of their bill. There wna
no way in 'which Oregon rould recipro
cate, so Washington hnd to tnki) tho
responsibility tor local legislation nl
together on its own shoulders, with
tho result set forth Mow.
During tho session just closed Scnn
tor Foster introduced 20 public bills,
moat of them of local importance to
tho state of Washington. Out of that
number, flvo were passed by both
houses, either ns independent measures,
or ns amendments to appropriation
bills; four passed the senate, but failed
in tho house; six ero fnvoraably re
Krted to tho senate, but did not pass,
and tho others were never even report
ed by committees.
Tho bills that finally passed author
ize tho nale of Puyallup ntlottcd lands;
grant lands to Port Angeles tor use aa a
public park; allow vessels of less than
30 tons' burden to engage in trade be
tween Puget sound and the islands of
British Columbia; niado appropriation
for the new Dungoncss lighthouse sta
tion, and validato sales of right-of-way
lands, mndu by tlio rtorthcrn Pacific.
ON TO HAlCHliNG
JAPANESU ARE PUZZUN0 ADVEkN
SARIES BY RAPID MOVES.
Investment of Nlu divan Will Follow
In Short Order Kurokl, tlesldt a
Working In Manchuria, U Keeping In
Mind the Ncceitlty ot Outflanking
Kouropatkln at Llao Yang.
SOON SMELL IT.
mpresa made soodjfcg itftn" to the so-
Tho government will not take up the
Malheur, Oregon, irrigation project if
there la any dispute over water rights,
in which event it may turn to tha
Russian authorities at Ma Chwang
for a time refnsed to allow United
States Consul Miller to cabin tho con
ditions there to Minister Conger at
Fckin. A strongly worded protest se
cured the transmission of the message.
Russia is rapidly evacuating Nin
Viceroy Alexleff has transferred his
headquarters to Harbin.
Turkey ia negotiating with Chile
for the purchase of two crullers.
Brazil and Peru will settle tholr
troubles witbout resorting to arms.
Another 100,000 men are on the way
to Manchuria to reinforce General
The secretary of the interior has set
aside $2,000,000 for the Malheur, Ore
gon, irrigation project.
Russian authorities deny that there
ia an unusual amount of sickness
among the troops in Manchuira.
Twenty thousand Japanese soldiers
volunteered to man the fires hips that
blockaded the Port Arthur entrance.
Information Is given by a merchant
who left Port Arthur recently that the
warships there have only enough coal
for aix weeks.
Japanese commanders doclare that
instead of 32,000 men at Port Arthur
there are only 8,000, and instead of be
ing provisioned for a year tho fortress
contains supplies for but a throe
Present indications point to a long
war between Russia and Japan.
The. latest Japanese victory givoa her
control of much valuable territory.
Russia will have a large exhibit at
the St. Louis fair in a short time.
"There will be small crops of apricots
and prunes in California this year.
It ia reported that Viceroy Alexleff
is to be succeeded by Grand Duke
John Mitchell advocates a trade
agreement aa tho solution of the strike
Admiral Togo reports that his cas
ualties attending the bottling np of
Port Arthur were large,
Russia relies on wireless telegraphy
and carrier pigeons to maintain com
munication with Port Arthur. ,
Japanese are Preparing to Attack Port
Arthur by Land.
Shan Hal Kwan, May H. Accord
ing to reports brought hero by Chinese
runners, tho investment of Port Arthur.
from the land side, is well under May.
Tho entire second army under General
Oku is tnking a position ncrosa the wn
insula, and is bringing heavy siege
guns into position to shell the defenses
of the town.
While it is thought that tho Rus
sians will make a stubborn resiatence,
the Japanese are declared to be confi
dent of their ability toredueotho town.
General Kuroki'a forces, who are op
erating from Feng Wang Cheng, aro
about ready to move against Lino Yang.
A detachment which la said to bo nu
merically strong, and to bo equipped
with plenty of artillery, is now march
jng on Hal myth I with. t h e.ohjfct of put-
flanking General Kurnpatkin's forces.
who aro holding Liao Yang.
8t. Potersbtirg, May HI. Impending
events of great Importance to tho mili
tary situation in Mnnohurln nro foiu-
shadowed in olllolal dispatches given
out lato Inst night by tho war commis
On May 8 thu Japanese
cautiously moved from Feng
Cheng toward Halchcug, which
miles cast by north of Nlu Chwang,
and it is tho opinion of tho general
staff thnt they should certainly reach
their destination within two days. If
tho Japanese occupy llalcheng with
Port Arthur effectively cut off, Nlu
Chwang would pass into tholr hands.
The entire Lino Tunit peninsula. In
f.ict, save Part Arthur and perhaps
Hnlplng, would bo commanded by
The troops sent by Gcnornl Kurokl
to tho southwest of Feng Wang Cheng,
which troops, it established, do not Ihi
long to a third nrtny, none having
landed nt Tnkushnu, cioescd tho Tny
ang river May 7, and should by this
timo ho operating in tho Llao Tung
peninsula, provided they continued, ns
is regarded probable, tho plan to com-
ploto tho mastery of Southern Man
churia. Resides acting cnorgoticnlly In South
ern Manchuria and moving on llal
cheng, General Kurokl kept In mind
the necessity of outflanking General
Kuropatkln at Llao Yang, as Is shown
in tho fact thnt on tho morning of May
10 ho started a fortnldablo force, con
sisting of n division of infantry and -10
guns nnd 1,600 cavalry, toward Halm
atsi. In view of General Kuropatkln'
statement that an examination May 10
of tho lino Ifctweon Snlmatsi and Feng
Wang Cheng failed to show tho pres
ence of Japanese, the nuthorltls nro
puzzled aa to where thu Japanese forco
A Japanese detachment la reported
ojHcjalir to imvn occupied frwangljcn
10 llll HNtllNUiiR.
Panama Cunil Position (liven to John
Chicago, May 12. John F. Wallace,
general uinnngur of tho Illinois Central
ralliond, will bu chief engineer of tho
Panama canal. After having the offer
under nilvlsemont for some time, ho
today wired Admiral Walker, chair
man ot tho commission, hid acceptance.
Tho position will pay f 25.U00 pur year.
Mr. Wallaco will leave for Washing
ton to enter upon his new duties Marly
During tho recent trip of tho Pana
ma canal commissioners to the Isthmus,
one ol tho subjects of discussion was
thu appointment ot thu chief engineer.
It was agreed by ever)iuo that the.
man so tic ted must possess exceptional
qtialllleatlona ; must ho nut only an
engineer, but an administrator nnd ex
ecutive; must have mature judgment
and yet energy of accomplishment, and
must be well ami favorably known, as
a very great measure, of tho success ol
tho commiiutioti would doivond uixm tho
While the committee was at sea on
the way to thu Isthmus, n letter was
written to Mr. Wallace asking him to
meet tho members In New York on
their return and talk over tint matter.
Subsequently there was corietondoneo
with Hluyvesant Fish, president of tho
Illinois Central, who thus spuko of
"Thero is no professional engineer
In my acquaintance who, I think, has,
In a higher degreo than Mr. Wallace,
the special commercial and diplomatic
tact which I conceive will lx required.
Ho not only has commercial sense,
knows the value of money, hut also ha
a very tare capacity In dealing wltli
urn. whether they bo above him, his
peers, or under him, It goes without
saying that he Is upright."
STANLEY IS DEAD
NOTED PXPLUKCK PASSES AWAY
SUDDENLY OP PLEURISY.
RUMORS OP FIUIIT.
Russians Overtaken at Mio TliBr
Pas aad Defeated.
Toklo, May 12. Admiral Togo re
ports that since tho 0th of May man)
explosions have lieen heaid coming
fiom the vicinity of Port Arthur, but
their causo has net lx-cn ascertained.
Tho impression here Is that tho Rus
sians, despairing of their ability to de
fend Port Arthur, nro destroying their
ships betoro leaving tho place.
Blow Up Dalncy.
St. Petersburg, May 14. Viceroy
Alexleff haa telegraphed to tho czar
announcing that tho Russians havo
blown up tho docks and piers at Port
Dabey, Liao Tung peninsula, presuma
bly to render more difficult a Japanese
landing at that point.
Later telegrams received Indlcato that
the whole ot Port Dalnoy lias been de
stroyed by the Russians.
ouaiiT to tuvn decn held.
slen on May 0, but it is believed likely
to bo a small scouting party belonging
to General Kuroki'a army-' '
CHINESE WARN JAPANESE.
Russian Position at Feng Wane Cheng
London, May 13. The correspondent
of the Times, cabling from Wiju, says:
The Russian position at Feng Wang
Cheng, if projnsrly held, ought to have
been Impregnable, even with tho sacri
fice ot 10,000 men.
Judging from tholr disheveled ap
pearance, the Russians must havo been
in tho trenches for several days.
The Japanese are showing tho great
est kindness to the wounded pilsoners,
and the captured Russian officers aro
being treated by the highest among
the Japanese ns respected guests.
Tho censorship is becoin ng ery se
vere. I am forbidden to transmit tho
namea oi divisions and units, or to re
veal where our headquarters aro estab
A painful incident of the Yalu battle
was tho robbery of tho Rusisan dead
and wounded. After tho action many
Chinese loamed the battlefield, stiip
ping tho Russians. The Japanese gen
eral is greatly grieved, und is establish
ing a nystem of patrols to check a
repetition of the occurrence and threat
ens severe punishment.
Emperor Reviews 50,000 Troops.
St. Petersburg, May 14. Kmneror
Nicholas, who was uccompnnled by tho
empreea und eovernl of tlio grand dukes
and a brilliant stuff, reviewed 60,000
troops on tho champs do Mars this
morning. A great concourse viewed
tho brilliant spectacle Aa each regi
ment marched past the emperor the
soldiers shouted: "Good heulth, Your
Majesty.' Tho imperial party was ac
corded a hearty reception by tho peo
ple. Heats on balconies overlooking
tho reviow grounds sold for $25. Thu
money will go to tho Red Cross.
They are Thus Able to Escape Ambus
cad Arranged by Cossack.
St. Petersburg, May 13. General
Sakarohoff sent a dispatch to tho gen
eral staff today communicating a report
of Lieutenant General Zasnalltch, dated
May 10, aa follows:
"Troops which appeared to 1 n di
vision of tho Japanese guard havo been
advancing for tho last two days from
Feng Wang Cheng Westerly in the di
rection of llalcheng.
"It Is reported that a Jnpanoso forco
consisting of about a division of In
fantry Intended to march on Salmadza
with 40 guna and 1,600 cavalry,
"From reporta received from tho
rher Dasaw, it may bo concluded that
tho Japanese army is concentrated In
three groups, tho two southern groups
being on tho lower section of tho river
Tayang at Hondouhanya, on tho loft
bank of tlio river at Dayan and at Don-
nmyo, in tho samo locality, and tlio
uorthron group opposite Ilnballna on
the road from Feng Wane Clieinr to
Salidza, 14 to 10 miles from Fengl
"It Is difllcult to obtain Information
from the local Chinese, In otto caso
we discovered that tho Chinese had
warned Japanese troops of an ambus
cade, which had been arranged by cos
Paris, May 12. The Matin's St.
Petersburg correspondent says it Is per
sistently rumored that there has been
a big fight near Mao Tien Ling pass
between tho Russian and General
Kuroki'a army. The Russians, ha
nays lost heavily. Lieutenant General
Zssalltch was among the killed.
Aaothtr Japanese Victory,
London, May 12. Tho Dally Chron
icle's cortespomlent at Shan Mai Kwan
says the Japanese first a-niy from tho
Yalu river ia already threatening tho
Russian position at llalcheng. The
second army, marching in tlireo divli-
Ions In order to co-otwrate with General
Kurokl, has defeated the Russians
near Wafungtlen with great loss, tho
corresondont says. Ho adds that tho
Japanese artillery was splendidly
Tho Dally Chronlclo notes that thern
aro two Wafungtlen, onn on tho rail
road north of Port Arthur, 20 miles
iroin rnsowo, and win oilier iu miles
west of Kaiping, on the road to
Was a Welsh Hoy Who Roto From Poor
Farm to Palace Won Pant In Wilda
f AfrlcaReuusd lr. Livingstone
and Relieved Fmln Pasha Wlitrt lie
Was Psnntd In by Hostile Natives.
I-ondon, May 11. All Henry at.
Stanley, tho famous African explorer,
died at V o'clock this morning from au
attack of pleurisy, which developed
about two week ago. Since Sunday
lie has been III n seinl-consclous condi
tion, and while the doctor had uohopo
of his recovery, they did nut expect thu
end to coiuo so soon. Heart trotinlo
complicated tho cam, however, and
their famous patient dropped off almost
before they knew It.
Probably no man In recent year ha
I teen morn worthy nf the title "self
made man" than Stanley, who roo
from (Miorhouso to palacn entirely
through his strength o character and
determination t Ik a man of mark.
Ho was born at Denbigh, Wale, llo
was ptarril In a poorhoun at tho ago ot
3, and remained theru 10 year, until
ho had acquired an education, H
sailed n ct bin Ixiy on a ship to New
Orleans when 10, and was adopted by a
merchant there whoso family name ot
Htauley hn assumed Instead of lit own
of John Rowlands, He enlisted in tho
Confederate army as a youth, wa rapt
turcd and onllstrd In tho Federal army.
He went to Turkey at the doe of tho
war as a newspaper correHindent, and
later accompanied tho llrltlsh army
through tho Abyssinian war a tho cor
rrsimndeul of thn Now York Herald.
He was sent by that paper to Africa to
find Dr. Livingstone, who had lwn lost
In tho Congo rrglou for two years, llo
accomplished thn task and wa honored
by Knglandand tholtoyal Geographical
society for his clever work.
Ho went back a second time, ami se
cured information about Central Africa
which was badly needed by ohaito
grapher. Coming back to civilisation
be wa decorated by numerous French
and llrltlsh science societies. Ho went
back a third time and established trad
ing station along thn Congo from lU
mouth to Stanley Pool. Ho led thn ex
pedition which relieved Kinln Paiha,
governor of P.quatorlat Africa, who wa
penned in by hostile.
Mr. Stanley married MIm Dorothy
Tennanl on July 12, 1800, In West
minster Abbey. He was elected to
parliament from tho Lambeth district,
ah.ruTilll taken wlliriris' last Illness,
had been actlvo in tho Hngllah political
TO AVOID BATTLE.
CREDIT FOR VICTORY.
Take Part of Russian Loan.
New York, May 14. Part of tho
Russian loan issued in Paris haa been
taken by Now York banks, tho National
City being among tliMo participating.
No public invitations to subscribe will
Admiralty Scouts the Idea.
St. Petersburg, May 13, Tho Idea
that tho Russian squadron at Port
Arthur has been destroyed to prevent
its falling Into tho hands of tho enemy
Is scouted at tho admiralty. "Wo ura
not going to repeat tho mistake made
ut Sebustopol," said Vlco Admiral Ro
jestvensky, commander of thu llaltlc
fleet. "If tho worst comes to tlio
worst, thu squadron will put to sea, cn
gngo the enemy and inflict as much
damage as possiblu bofoio going to tho
bottom. Rut you can say that It is a
llttlo early yot to talk of such despera
tion." Caught In Ambush by Moros.
Manila, May 13. Lieutenant Win
field Harper and 30 men of company F
of tho Seventeenth United States in
fantry wero caught on May 8 in an am
bush by several hundred Moros. Two
American officers and 15 men wero
killed and flvo men wero wounded.
Tho ambush occurred at Simpatom, on
tlio east snore of lako Llguean, Island
Japan! on the Yalu Did Not Tako
Feng Wang Cheng,
Tokio, May 12. It nppenra thnt tho
capture of Feng Wang Cheng was
effected not by the troops which fought
on tho Yalu, but by a mixed brigade
under Major General Hassakl, which,
uy marcmng eastward on April 20,
ciossed the Yalu at Changseng and
moved on Feng Wang Cheng by a
The sole ohjtct of tho Japanese for
eign loan I to secure a gold currency
system and to- maintain tho converti
bility of notes. Tho loan will not bo
used to finance the war. and therefore
the entire proceeds will bo kept ns a
currency reserve, probably In I.ondon.
Kouropatkln Will Rtllr to Mukden or
Uvea to Harbin.
Pari, May 11. The correspondent
at St. Petersburg, of the Kcho dr Paris,
ueuerai nouropatkin lias ordered A
general retreat, and no doubt Intend
to avoid a battle until ho ha ufllolent
forces. Hn actually ha at his dlsw.t)
not more than 150.000 men, exclusive
of tho garrison at Port Arthur, which
consists of 30,000, and tho garrison at
Nlu Chwang of 16,000.
A general, who knows thn secret ot
tho mobilization, tells inn that thn last
1,000 men making the required 600,
000 men will leave Kasan July 21,
"Wo will he ry sick if tho railroad
Is not working well.
KUROKI HAY IlLOCkt PLAN.
Japan Uuylng Submarine floats.
Newport News, Vn., May 12, From
a reliable source cornea the infoimatlon
that a contract has boen awarded the
Newport News Shipbuilding company
for the construction of four submarine
lKats destined for service with tho Jap
anese navy In tho Far l!ast. Shipyard
officials hero refuse to confirm or deny
the report, but it is believed horo that
tho yard has been rushing woik on
warships contracted for in an Indirect
way for tho mikado's government for
aomo time past.
Saya Tramporta Wero Sunk.
Paris, May 12 According to the St.
Petersburg correspondent of tho Matin,
a high official of tho naval gonoral
staff, declares that tho entrance to Port
Arthur is still free, and that tho sauad-
ron went out on May 0 as far sui Pitse
wo, whero the torpedo boats sank a
number of Japanese transports,
lIslliTi n Will Ovtrtak tho
Iondon, May 11. In the abeneo nf
further stirring news from tho seat of
war, tho Iindon newspaper aro ills-
cuiulng tho probable courati nf events,
The balance ot opinion Incline to tho
belief that General Kurokl will succeed
In overtaking tho Russians between
Feng Wang Cheng and Llao Yang, and
will comple him to fight at a disad
vantage, It Is argued that it will 1m Impossi
ble for General Kouropatkln, delud
ing upon a slender lino of railway und
with his army encumbered with bag
gnge, to make hi retirement speedy
enough to onahlo him to chooso his
American Ships Oo.
Washington, May 11. Orders wore
cabled today to Hear Admiral Cooper,
commanding thu Asiatic fleet, to send
two warships to Chefoo, where they
will bo held In readiness to proceed to
Nlu Chwang, a day's sail. This Is In
view of tho possibility that Chlneso
bandits will attempt to pillage Nlu
Chwang In the interval between thu
Russians' expected evacuation nf tho
city, nnd the Japanese, occupation of
It. Tho warships will not bo sent to
Nlu Chwang unless United Hiatus Con-
aul Mlllor asks for thorn,
Russia Places Order for Rlflss.
Parts, May 11. It Is learned that
tho Russian government has placed an
order for 200,000 Lebel rifles, the samo
to no uoiivereu in Bt, rolersburg at tua
rate of 50,000 a week,