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BLOW UP SHIP
Russians Sink Their Own Ves
sel at Chcfoo.
THREE DULL EXPLOSIONS HEARD
Japanese Vessels Seen Off Coast
and Commander reared Capture
Carried Important Message
Chcefoo, Nov. 18. Fearing capture
by the Japanese, whose boats were off
the port., the Russians today blew up
the torpedo boat destroyer Rastotopny,
which escaped from Port Arthur under
cover o( a revoro atoim and entered this
harbor Inst night.
The corieapondent of tho Associated
Press learns authoritatively that tho
Itastoropny had sealed orders provid
ing that unless thoro came a highly
favorablo opportunity to escape, the
vessel should be blown up. Sufllclont
powder for the purpose was secreted
before the destroyer loft Tort Arthur.
Small charges of ordinary powder
place! in each of the Ave water tight
compartments were exploded.
Customs Officer Koenlg was on board
the destroyer, and the Russians experi
enced considerable difficulty in getting
him off without arousing his suspicion.
Tho destroyer's cutter, manned by two
men, was lying near, and tho official
was persuaded to take a tide around the
Itastoropny in order that he might see
the injuries she was alleged to have re
ceived. No sooner had the customs officer
stepped into the cutter than a petty
officer drew his watch and urged the
rowera to make all speed away. When
the destroyer had gone down the official
was taken on shore.
The Russians, with the exception of
ono man, left the desttoycr during the
afternoon. This last man lit slow
fuses and blew up the vessel. There
were three dull explosions which were
scarcely audible 100 yards away from
the place where they occurred. Almost
simultaneously the Raatoropny sank to
the bottom. A single spar marks her
NATIONAL SESSIONS OPEN.
Thirty-Eighth Annual Opened
Portland, Nor. 17. National Master
Aaron Jonea opened the 38th annual
convention of the National Grange at
Armory hall yesterday morning at 11
o'clock assisted by the other officers of
the national body. The ceremony was
conducted in the sixth degree, prefaced
by a declaration by the national master
announcing its aims and purposes. A
special choir furnished the opening
songs, those among the audience who
were singers assisting in the chorus.
The opening session was necessarily
brief, owing to the lack of complete
preparations. The only business tran
sacted waa the appointment of the com
mittee on credentials, upon which the
convention took a recess to meet again
at 1:30 P.M.
Promptly at 1:30 P. M. the master's
gavel fell and the afternoon session be
gan with a song by the choir, followed
by the report of tho committee on cre
dentials. During a short space of time, while
the committee on credentials was mak
ing its report, opon the invitation of
the master, the assemblage listend to
short addresses by Hon. William fill
leary, Hon. Augustus High and Hon.
REMOVED BY PRESIDENT.
Roosevelt Takes Initial Step Toward
Purging Alaska Service.
Washington, Nov. 18. Convinced
that the Alaska judiciary is more or
less undermined with rottenness, and
that all the courta are resting under a
cloud of sospicion because of innumer
able charget preferred against the vari
ous judges and their subordinates,
President Itoocevelt today took the ini
tial step toward purging tho service of
undeeiiable elements by Bummarily
removing Frank II. Itichards, of Alas
ka, marshal of Nome district, and re
questing the resignation of Melville O.
lirown, of Wyoming, judge of the Ju
Japan Appreciated Trance's Position
lokio, Nov 18 The negotiations be
tween Toklo and Paris, concerning the
alleged violation by France of neutral
ity in permitting ships of tho Russian
second tquadron to use French harbors,
continue. Pending their conclusion,
the Japanese government ia silent.
Sections of the press and public are in
dulging in somewhat severe criticisms
of the action of the French, but the
feeling is distinctly more temperate
among the better informed Japanese
who sympathize with tho delicate po
eltlon of France as Itueaia'a ally.
Russia Has New roe.
London, Nov. 18 A dispatch to tho
Pall Mall Gazette from Moscow eaya
that a telegram received there fiom
Uaku announces that trouble lias oc
curred between Russians and Afghans
at Kushk. The Afghans, it is added,
exploded a Russian magazine, and
many soldiers were killed,,,
CITIES IN RACE.
four Arc After the Next National
Portalnd, Nov. IS. Increasing at
tendance marked tho second day's ses
sion of the National Orange convention.
Despite the heavy rain, a gteat
ctowd of (Jrnngers is coming In from
all patts of the Northwest, and the
attendance will continue to increase
during the remainder of the week. The
climax will probably bo leached tomor
row afternoon when tho Una! degrees of
tho order are to bo conferred.
Speculation Is already rife as to
where tho next convention of the Na
tional Giange will bo held. Several
cities are alter tho honor. Among
them are Washington D. C; Hartford,
Conn.; 1 ronton, N. J., and Milwaukee
Wis. Governor Pardee of California,
has sent an urgent invitation for the
National grange to meet somowhuro in
hla state next year, but It is hardly
probable that his invitation will tlnd
favor with the dolegatos, as the cost of
coming to the Pacific coast is about
fo, 000 more than It would be tor the
grange to be held In an eastern city.
The place for holding tho noxt session
will not be decided upon until some
time next week. Yesterday's session
was principally devoted to addrvtsea
by National officers ami leporta from
state masters. The list of standing
committees and order of business have
been printed In pamphlet form for con
venience of the delegates; the hall has
been partially rearranged and tires are
kept burning all night long, so that
the hall is more comfortable than it
waa on Wednesday.
Fruit waa distributed yesterday to all
the visitors, and there Is now a cheer
ful air pervading among all present, as
they are becoming better acquainted.
Ttie moat important address yesterday
waa that of the worthy overseer, T. C.
Atkinson, of West Virginia, second
officer of the order.
Tho board of regents of the Oiegon
Arglcultural college invited the dele
gates to visit the college at Corvalli
during the meeting. The invitation
waa accepted and a special train will
take them next there Tuesday.
NEW LIVESTOCK ASSOCIATION.
Reorganization of Present National
Body Is Under Consideration.
Denver, Nov. 10. A special commit
tee has bet'D appointed to draw up a
plan of reorganization for the National
Livestock association. President Hag
eubarth has named Fred P. Johnson,
of this city; W. A. Harris, ex-senator
from Kansas; V. Murdo MrKenile, of
Texas, and Alvin II. Sanders, of the
Ureedeis' Gazette, of Chicago, to act
with him as a committee to frame a
new constitution and by-laws for the
new organization. This committee will
report to a committee to be named by
the convention when it meets here Jan
uary 0 of next year. The committee
chosen by the convention will consist
of three members from each branch of
the live-stock industry, and they will
use the by-laws and constitution made
by the special committee aa a basis for
their full report to the convention of a
plan of reorganization.
While Mr. Hagenbarth is in Chicago
be expects to secure the meeting of (he
National Livestock commission meet
ing for Denver for the same date aa the
thiee other Livestock associations will
raee there. This brings hero 600 com
mission men from all parts of the coun
try. Several other branches of the
livestock industry will be represented
DIG PIER IS BURNED.
Boston rircmcn Have Hard Time
Keep rire rrom Spreading.
Boston, Nov. 10. The London pier
and shed of the Warren line, in
Charleatown, filled with oil, wood pulp
and othei highly inflammable material,
was completely destroyed by Are to
tonight, and it was only by the utmost
exertion that the firemen were a lo to
savo the adjoining property. The big
Hoosac tunnel grain elevator and tho
White fitai line pier, and a numlmr of
vessels narrrowly escaped destruction.
The entire north end of the city waa
deluged with spark. At midnight tho
fire was under contiol. The loss Is es
timated at tGCO.000, of which (600,000
is on freight.
To Build Ships In America,
fit. Petersburg, Nov. 10. A numhci
of the ships on the Russian naval pro
gram for next year will lie laid down
abroad, and several of them probably
will be constructed In the United
Fitates, Lewis Nixon, of New York,
has already contracted to build seve
ral torpedo boat destroyers, hut largo
contracta are yet unplaced. The bulk
of tho program consists of heavy fight
ing ships, armored ciuioorH and battle
ships. All Russian yards will also h
kept busy, both on new ships and upon
repairs and new equipments.
Shoklie River Is rrozen Over.
Shanghai, Nov. 10. According to
advices received here Iho Japanese have
advanced across the Hhakhe river,
which now lias become frozen over.
This is believed to have mado possible
a general advance on Iho Russian posi
tion and a battle across the Hhakhe Is
thought to be imminent.
Snow and Rain Aid in Work
TIE-UP OVER ATLANTIC COAST
New York Reports Conditions Worst
Since the Memorable Snow
Storm of ISSS.
New York, Nov. 10. Tho storm
which swept up through the Atlantic
statea from the gull yesterday and last
night, developing into a galo of hutrl
cane force as It moved up, resulted In
the most complete tlo-up uf wiio com
munication that the Kast has expert
eueed since the memorable snow storm
uf 1888, disarranged train schedules,
paralyied trolley linos, and piled up
several wrecks along the roast. A
downpour of rain and heavy snow
which accompanied the storm added to
the destructive force of the gale. Many
telephone and tulegiaph poles were
iKjruo iiown uy mo weigm oi me- winu,
t . i . .1 .
while snow and Ico causod hundreds of
i Ire to oliH wav. ciittini? nil wliolu
sections of tho country, lloth the tele-
graph companies and the telephone
companies with the lung distance wire
today repored their Held of operation
restricted to the tvrritoiy bounded on
tho west by Philadelphia, on tho east
by Iloston and on tho north by New
burg, N. Y. The big brokerage con
cerns In Wall street, many ol whom,
under nominal conditions, operate
thousands of miles of wire, today found
themselves practically helpless. The
exchanges were no more fortunate ami
the only quotations received from Chi
cago and New Orleans were the market
reports of tho Associated Press. Th'esn
quotations, brought over the Associated
Press wlits, were the only llgures ob
tained in this city from tho cotton and
grain centers of the Houth ami West.
BOLD PLOT rAILS.
Army of Panama Republic All Ready
Panama, Nov. 10. Prompt action
on the part of the American charge
d'affalies, I.ee, averted a rebellion on
the part of the Panama army early this
morning. At midnight Mr. I-eo re
ceived word from President Amador
that rumors of a plot to kidnap him,
the secretary of war and the secretary
of state had reached the president, and
that the latter believed Commander In
Chief HuerUa to be the Instigator of
the plot. General Huertas ha been
sullen of late, owing to the failure to
obtain government patronage for his
Mr. Lee took the bull by the horn
and sent a polite, but very firm nolo to
General Huertas, informing him of the
reports, and expressing the hope that,
In view of the pleasant relations exist
ing letween the United States and
Panama, lie would do all in h. potter
to prevent any action which might mar
the good feeling and tarnish hissplend
Id military record, Resides, .Mr.
added, the United States gunboat Hen- , with Instructions which the legation
nington was due In a few hours. This ha been assured had been given lo stir
note had the desired effect, and nothing render the bible ami not Interfere- with
out of the ordinary occurred.
MINES ADOPT EIGHT-IIOUR DAY.
Tcllurlde Plants arc Not Likely to
Discriminate Against Union Men.
Denver, Nov. 10. Notices were tiost
ed at the mill of the five big mines of
the Telluride district tonight that in
the future the eight-hour day would
prevail in the mills. The plant con
cerned are those of the Hmmrgler
Union, Liberty Roll, Tomtwy, Nellie
It waa the demand for this concession
In the mills of the state that precipitat
ed the atrlke In the mills and mines of
Colorado and caused the hitter strife
between the unionists and iiilneowuers
in the Tellurldu and Cripple Creek dis
tricts. Thu minimum wago promised
under the new arrangement ia $3 per
day. At ono time tho Western Federa
tion of Miners offered to accept f 2.7fi
for an eight-hour day.
While no authorized announcement
to that effect has yet la-en made, the
general opinion prevails that under the
new o'der no discrimination will bo
mado against the empolyment of union
Await rail of Port Arthur.
Rerlln, Nov. 10 Colonel Gaedko,
(he Tagehlatt's military correspondent
In the Far Host, In a dispatch from
Mukden, November M, says: "Thu
situation is unchanged. A decisive
battlo is improbable before spring.
Thu Japanese will not attack until hov
ernl weeks after tho fall of Port Arthur,
and tho Russians are awaiting such an
overwhelming superiority in numheis
nf to leave the question of victory be
yond doubt. Tho Rtisslans are con
stantly receiving reinforcements, and
tho troops are in good spirit."
On a Gold Basis,
Pekin, Nov. 10. Trio Chlncso kov-
eminent has undertaken In return for
certain concessions aa to remission and
calculation of Interest to pay the whole
of the national indemnity of 1001 on n
Will be Largest Ever Given Any Can
dldate for President.
Returns from all tho status in the
union, praullrnlly complete, though imt
official, show that Pieslduiit Roosevelt's
popular pluiallty will be about U,!I00,
000, the greatest by far ever given any
candidate for tho presidency Tim fig
urea as they now stand are as follows i
Pluralities by Statcsi
1 -ew llaiupamrn
'New Jersey ....
, -V. lorn
IthiHln Island 11.9)1
Houth Dakota ,t0
West Vlralnla ll.ou
The Electoral Colleger
Alton li. i'arker
Maryland. I for Itoosevelt. 7 far I'arker
The New Congrcsst
Mouse of Representative
NEW NOTE SENT TO PORTE.
America Tells Her She Must rulflll
Her Agreement at Once.
Constantinople, Nov. 17. The Amer
ican consul at Kharput, Dr. Thomas
II. Norton, ha Ix-rn Instructed to pro
ceed to tho lurco-Perslar. fruntler and
watch the operations of the Turkish
and Persian authorities who have un
dertaken to airest the Kurdish murder
er of the American missionary, Rev.
K. W. I-arabee, whowa killed in April
Despite the porto'i repeated promis
es to the American legation not to wr
mil verniers of hlblrs of the. American
lllblo society to lo molested, tho lorn I
authorities at Angora, Trebliond and
Oidu still detain thu vendor who have
sold their bibles, and threatened to ar
rest anyone attempting to sell them
Tho legation, therefore, has addressed
a more Imperative nolo to tint pone
calling attention to this noncompliance.
the work of the lllblo house, and tie
mantling a prompt settlement, falling
which the matter would be referred to
SLIPS BY TOGO.
Russian Ship Leaves Port Arthur
Chefoo, Nov. 17. The Russian tor
pedo ttoat destroyer lUtstoropony put
Into this harbor thl morning. Firing
waa heaid half an hour before she en
tered tho haihor. A snow storm and
high wind was prevailing at the time,
and It Is believed that tho Russian ve
Mil, under cover of the storm, mado an
attempt to escajH) from Pint Arthur.
The cnrrspoiident of the Associate I
Preis succeeded In reaching tho destroy
er after she arrived here, hut he was
not allowed to board her. The raptalu
of tint Chinese cruiser Hal Yung wss
the first person to go on hoard. He
held n brief conference with her com
mander, after which tho Ratstoropony
eutuo further In tliiistieam and auchoi
etl In thu same spit that the destroyei
Ryeshltelnl did last August heforu she
wbh cut out by the Japanese,
Pennsylvania Advances Wages.
Pltlsbuig, Nov. 17 An official an
nouncement of fan oilvnnco In wages af
fecting many employes or the south
west system of thu Pennsylvania line
west of Pittsburg was made today. Af
ter December 1 road height train crows
will have their wages Increased when
they work overtime, Thu conductors
will get 31 rents an hour and thu brake
men 'JO cunts, an Increase of 2 rents an
hour for conductora ami 1 rout for
bruKoiiicn. The change, it ia said, will
mean to tho Panhandle road an Increase
In wages ol about f 1H.000 a month,
ralr Settles Debt with Nation.
Bt. IiuIh, Nov. 17. Tho sum of
(101,860.81, tho last Installment on
the federal loan if H, (100,000 mudo to
the World's fair several months ago,
was paid Into thu United Htates sub
treasury today by the exposition nfll.
cials. This ia the Uth tmvment.
Situation in Tar East Remains
JAPANESE EXPECT BIG DATTLE
Artillery of llolh Armies (Julie Act
Ive, but Little Damage
Mukden, Nov. IU, via Tientsin, Nov.
H. An artillery lire from ImjUi side
Is continued nt Interval. It I heav
ier on thu Russian right wing, where
all day on Nov. 0 anil also during that
night, the Russians shelled tint Japan
ese positions with their heavy gun.
Neither side on that date gained any
advantage. During the iKimbardmeut
last night the Russian threw 110 large
Melinite shell Into the Japanese camp
upponlto Mansion hill.
The Japanese, who, during the pre
vious cannonading, seemed to have stir.
tesifully Used a seairllllgllt directed
against the Russian poalllons fur the
purpose uf covering their oKrallon
last night In thnexteiislun of their lleld
work In the legion of the railway, did
not reply last night when the Russian
attacked them further lo the east.
The Japanese ale notably economical
In the uso of ammunition, a though
anticipating an rally battlo when great
quantities will Itecomn necessary. It
I known that the Japanese have tdared
gun of large ratline In Iho vicinity of
the Hhakhe railway station, bringing
H'lilatuin, the next station lo the
north, within the angle of their lire.
A a result of the heavy lomtard
meiA by the Russian tho Japanese
have withdrawn some of their batteriea
from the advanced position, It I
iwllevd that not Iwlug ready to attack,
they are falling bark to the hill.
The Russian have a gieat advantage,
in m Tree hill. Thl hill command
a large part of the plain over which
tho Japanese must advanre, 1 lie oper
ation are almut the same each day.
There I artillery tiring moat of the
time anil Ireqtienl clashes of Infantry
at night. A ha been the rase In imt
waiN, but entirely unexected In thl
one, tho soldiers of tho opposing out
posts in close proximity engigo In tho
exchange of Igaretle and other luxur
ies. The great Precaution taken by
the Russians, their continued vigilance,
anil the disposition of their force
won Itl seem I j guarantee their army
against any rcetltlon of disaster ol
rAVORS A GREAT DOCK.
Naval Constructor Recommends One
for Pugct Sound Yard.
Washington. Nov. 14. Chief Con
structor Capps, of the navy, In hi an
nual rexiit made iitillc today, urge
the Immediate construction of a new
masonry drydoek at the Pugot Hound
navy yard of milllclenl slm to hold tho
laigest ship atloat and large enough to
simultaneously accommodate two ves
sels of moderate site. Much dock, it I
estimated, will coat 1.500.000. The
present dot k will need extensive re
pair within four yeara. Thl will bo
assigned a a reason why work on the
new dock should Ik commenced not
later than January J, 1000. The rapid
Inciease in repair work done at Puget
sound yard la said to demand addi
tional docking facilities.
Cnustrustor Capps lenew hi recom
mendation for new work at Puget
sound navy yard, Including a marine
railway, for hauling nut small cult, an
additional wharf fur Willing vessels
under repair, a lloatlng derrick for
hoisting and handling heavy weights
to ami from vessels, such a boilers,
guns, tiinets, and new buildings, as
follows! Foundry, blacksmith shop,
wiwmlll, pattern, block and cooiter
shop, olllco building, hardwood lumber
shed and dty kiln,
rrancc Approves Peace Conference.
Paris, Nov, H. Tho American pro
position for another meeting of The
Hague H-ace convention la attracting
mark etl attention, the now simper de
claring that tho election of President
Roosevelt gives It additional lunlll-
canro. Franro'a response has nol been
made, hut the olllclala say the general
principle of the meeting Is acceptable,
although It will tako somo time to con
sider what questions shall ho brought
up I'orelun Minister Dolraato' con
ference with Ambassador I'm tttr shewd
that tho minister was most sympathetic.
Suspicious or Brazil.
Rouiioh Ayrus, Nov. 11 In view of
thu project of Brazil to ralso it loan of
(1)0,1100,000 to Increase her (lent, Ar
gentine nowtpapurs aro urging a rear
rangement of treaties with Chllo in
order to enable this government to ex-
pond lo,000 000 In Iho creation of an
Argentine navy, allcglnu that Uracil ia
ambitious of socurlng supremacy among
the Houth American states.
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