Weekly Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1900-1924, July 19, 1904, Page 1, Image 1

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Russian Attak Japanese Position With
View to Uncovering Japanese
.. Strength.
Japanese Proved Too Much for the Rus
sians and Rooted-letters' Forces
Russians Admit Very Heavy Lossis
in Battle Will Exceed a Thousiud.
patt'h from Kuroatkin to tli'n Kuuktot
tolod July. 17 was given out tiH,ight.
It is in jmrt: July 17, in nnlcr to ,lo
terruinu tho Btri-iiKtl of tl' ' tn'ihy it
wan dwided ti alviiin-u an iitMt Kura
tki's (MtHition in the direction of Lai'i
(tliankwau. General Count K-IIer l'.id
b'cfii iiislrmtcl not to start with lh;
iljj t of eaituritig the Pass, but to act
according to tho strength "of the force
lie would find o'hisc1 him. At 10 p.
m., July 10, the head of the culuinii ad
vanced from lkhavunn. At 11 oVlo-k
a battaliou of tho second reg-'nient tint
lodged the Japanese 'outposts at Ho
point of the bayonet at t he rossi n n . f
the Lakho and hinkia roads. Abnit
5:0 h. ni., July 17, the .la pa new' in
coii.Hiileralde strength -occupied VVanfan
kwiin I 'ass, and mountainous bluffs io
the south on tho flank of Kashtalia
sky s column.
Kafhtalinsky advanced to occupy
the IdulTs but the attempt failed, not
withstanding tho support given by a
Reliable Mcrchadisc
Is the Kind Ve Carry
On account of our light oxpencs and cash plan of business wo
undersoil regular stores;
Our Shoes dive Satisfaction
It's their honest wearing Yiuality that has 'ma le our shoe de
partment grow. I ;
Our Clothing
Is made in one of the lnt equivpod factories in the country. The
'fabrics are up to date and tho fit and finish jerfect .'.-!
Wro are proud of our record in the
Dry Goods Department
It meets with tho approval of Salem's best dres -ers. . '
l Wo have just added ; ; .. j ; '
' New Idea Dress Patterns
It's the kind you want for a
Salem's Cheapest One Price Cash Store.
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The Store &;raa;E4TON' I
Friday we began erecting our shelving and moving our stock Into our
new annex to The Old White Corner. Oar. faci'itles for handling goods
are greatly improved by this mjve and from now on our store will take the
lead at "Salem's Heat Btore." No other firm ever made such progress In
Halern aa we have. IWdly a year ha passed aiuee we bought the Holver
Wiii store aud already we hare lucteueed the bufineM to the best in ' the
Willamette Valley. ! ; -
New lines will be continually added and our store service will be gradu
ally ImiH-oved. ' '.: . j 1 c I
New good are coming in and we are anxiom to rid ourselves of all our
Hummer goods. In order to do this, great sacr Mice will be nitde in many
line. Don't wait until the sun ban cooked you.
Come Now to Our
Great July Sale
hore mountain battery, as htir field
genu could not be .brought into action
on account of the nature of the ground.
In order 'to maintain the positions we
had already occupied, it was necessary,
owing to the enemy's pressure, to rc
iuf"o ltiiincliately fur troojs on the
fighting line, but llieae positions, owing
to their situation, were ontenable. Kel
ler futiii'l the utrength of the enemy bo
great as compared, with ourg that he
decided not to continue the light and
decided about l::io to withdraw his
troopftx to the positions. friginally ic
eijpie.l ill Vanzee I'sixs. The. troops re
tired slowly utep by step and; ih perfect
order, covered by the fire of a field bat
tery which had l"en brought into ar.
tion. The fight ceased nt '.f p. m. and
the troops returned to Ikliavtian. The
Japanese, advance was wtoppod alMive
the 'valley.., of the lantakhe river iit a
position '-occupied and maintained by
us. hir losses have not exactly ascer
tained liit Keller reports that they ex
ceed 100(1."
Says the Japs After Severe righting
Drive the Russians Back.
TiONIKlV, July 18. The Morning
llost 's Cjwrcfcpondcnt at Kuroki's hcad
)li!rfer( telegraphing .Inly ' 17, .nays:
'The tbrssian force, apparently 20,000
strong, attacked the JapaneMO position
..li the western slop of Mo T-ien I'ass
at - a. in. today under rover of a dense
fog. A sudden, onslaught deceived the
Japanese . mil posts but as soon as rein
forretiieuts arrived tho .lapaiiese gal
lantly advancel to the attack and aftr
severe lighting drove oil the Kussiaiis
and rc-oecupied their former position."
Ht. Tetersburg, July IH.-1 The Rus
sian and Japanese fors lined up and
eisxtiiig a clash, grappled in H serious
fight Monday morning according to n
rtport from Kuropntkia. The rejwirt
indicated that the Japanese, misinter
i.rrted lhi movement and instead f
it ling an attemot to take Mo Tien
Pass, jt was a reconnaissance on a iargi
scale. The important , fact developed
was the exact location of the 'powerful
perfesi fit Any pattern 10c.
The Store
The Store
Japanese forces secreted in tho region
between nshui and Mo Tien Passes.
Its strength-is indicated by the fact
that twenty-one battalions were insuf
lieient to permanently force' the Japan
ese posit ions, though some of them were
occupied temporarily.
New Machinery, New Transformers,
New Distributors and" New Lights
Over One Hundred Men Employed :n
Bettering Conditions.
The Salem Light and Traction Com
pany is making a great many improve
ments in its plant, with a view to giv
ing their clients and customers in this
city as good and satisfactory service rs
is possible.
This company is now employing ver
a. hundred operatives in this city ml
they will continue to employ a great
deal of extra , labor for some timo to
come. In addition to broadening .ts
gunge on Hie i nir Grounds-Yew I'a'k
route, and Hosing up the gap in tie
loop, with a view to a continuous ser
vice, the company is putting in a -t
of now and latest up to date Miaciia
ery at its owejr house in this city.
They have' just .installed a new --"
horse power generator for the'ir street
railway service , which is waiting for
the tdiafting to Jh placed when it will
le ready to be put in service. They ure
also in receipt' of a now 250 Killowa't
alternator for their electric system,
and this will.be installed as soon :-s
possible. . I . ....
New arc lights have lecn placed rj!l
through tlu-ir circuit and the company
will at once put in new transformers
for their new. alternating circuit. Near
ly everything will be new in the ser
vice as soon as possible, to make it nev,
except the wires and they will le pU!
rd in the l't jKsible eonditioa for
the transmission of . the cpirent.
They are also jmttiog in new distrib
utors, and in act. Mr. Welch says thst
while they hae said very little ab ut
what they jntendrd to do, they have
gone along steadily, since taking charge
and have prepared Jhe way as fast us
possible to give, SaU'0 as good a service
as it is possible, to .supply.
They expect tbeir new cars for the
street rail way. lef ore long and in -y-ery
way the people of baleni may see
improvement, soon. .
j Since tho business men of the eity
bare , noted', the evident intent of the
new "company to aupply-them with bet
ter light, power, and street car service
they have all ceased to talk any fnr
ther of the desire for municipal owner
ship of this busjness for all are assured
that they willl have a !ettrr service for
less money i from a reiable and active
wide awako company than from a
public patronage "proposition. Ibe
matter of municipal ownership has tint
met with Touch micceas in the North
west, and some 'of ibe towns that have
tried it are glad 'to get." out of tue
scrape at even eonsiderable loss. ,
There Is a Notable Increase in
Number, of Convicts at the
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The quarterly report of Superin
tendent tUW James of the peniten
tiary shows that 'at the close of the
last'quarter.'Jutie 30, 'there was a total
of 334 convicts ia the prison, or an in
crease of twenty over the last quarter.
This has been the most notable increase
that has taken place at the institution.
' There were fifty-six convicts receiv
ed during the last quarter; thirty-three
discharged and one died and two trans
ferred to the insane asylum. The total
earnings for the quarter was $5202.77,
and the receipts, for loard of United
State prisoners, and the total
expenditures for the same pepripod
amounteU to ia.o.M.
If the increase in prisoners continues
at the rate of last quarter it will soon
become necessary to provide more room,
as the institution is fast filing op and
vacant celts are now almost at a pre
One Suspect Under Arrest in Texas
jr Declares Innocence.
HOUSTON, Tex., July 16. Ono ar
rest baa been made in connection with
the International and Great .Northern
train) robbery at Sjiears last night. "The
Biispect, whose name is not known, de
clares bis innocence. The herifiT and-a
iwssO; have been at work all day track
ing the bandits. It is officially re
ported that the banI7ts, of whom there
were four, according to the best, infor
mation, werured only $30 and some
railroad tickets. ,
Baker and Lake Counties Show Larger
School Attendance Tor This Year
That of Former Especially Shows
Encouraging Conditions. .
Superintendent Aekermao, yesterday
received the annual reports of School
Superintendent .7. A. I'ayton.'of Baker
count y, and J. Q. Willitts, of Lake
coun :y, covering the achool year, which
Hose I June 1!, 1!)04.
Of a total of 5,.ri77 ersons of school
age in Baker county there was a total
of 3,958 on the school registers, show
ing an increase of -32 over last year in
the. case of the former and 19i in the
latter. The whole number of days at
tendance during last year was 31S,593
and the average daily attendance 2,532,
against 033,188 total attendance this
year; and 1!,712 average daily attend
ance; There are sixty-three school
houses in the county-, of which Bumler
four.iiave been built since the last re
ports -
The total cash on hand in the county
treasury, in the'' school fund, at the
closei of the .wJLovl ' vear HW4, was
23,235.03, as agaiiiftt $17,4I$.79 the
same time last year.
In Iike countj', according to the su
perintendent's report, there wer !Ii5
lersoiis of school age, of which num
ber l;!2 were in attendance u"Mn school
tho pHht year, against !."7 and l:0, re
sjM'ctively, last year, also showing an
approciablo increase. The total days
attendance this year was 60,7OS,
agaiust 57.121 last year, and the aver
age daily attendance 4!5 this, against
492 last 'year.
Tlio report shows only 97 legal vot
ers for. school purjioses' in the county,
whereas there was a total of. 739 last
vear. but the suHrintenlent is of the
opinion tTtat a mistake has been made
in this respect.
The financial reort shows a de
crease in the school funds on band of
the difference between -t-".!4.oS this
year; and !H2.7! last. ' The -average
monthly -'salary of n.tile teachers in
Lake county this year was $7, show
ing ii rais nf ft in the average iver
last i year, and tho average monthlv
salary for female teachers was $51
this year over $ IS last year.
Decides to Leave Chairmanship vof Na
: tional Committee to the Com- .
NKW YORK, -Inly lS.The leaders
of the .Democratic jtrty conferred for
more than two hours tonight in the
rooms of ox Senator David B. .Hill, rt
the ; Hoffman lloim. and at the close
mado pnbl'c the statement that the
chairmanship of the Democratic .Na
tional committee had not been discuss
ed. ' It-was privatelv sad that in the
judgment of all present the interests of
the party could le best eonserveii !y
leaving the committee absoutely free
to elect, its own chairman. Parker was
said' to favor this course. The confer
ence resulted in an agreement to call r
meeting of the National eo-nmittee at
the-). Hoffman House on- July 2fl. The
question of fixing the time and place
of rtitificition of candidates for Presi
dent and Vice President was left to the
candidates themselves.
Russian Gunboats Hold Up the Union
Jack. For Contraband.
LONDON, July IS. The. Daily Mails
correspondent at Aden says the British
steamers Woodcock anbtalmtia were
heli op by Russians in the Red sea and
detained three hours. A correspondent
says thaf the captain of the Bassian
volunteer steamer St. Petersburg noti
fied all British residents at Aden to
wire British consuls at Suez and Port
Said that he would seize any British
steamers bonnd for tho far Kast if the
contents of their packages were not
Heirly shown on theirmanifests ac
cording to international law. The
Iiily Mail's St. I'eterslurg eorrespond
ent says that two more steamers of the
Russian volunteer fleet now at Odessa
have received confidential orders - to
leave this week for the iRed sea '- to
seize all British vessels alleged to be
carrying contraband of war. t J-
Packers Refuse to Discharge Non
Union Employes and Reinstate
; the Strikers
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If Packers Refuse to Make This Con
cession, "All Other Points Being
Agreed Upon, Members-of the Allied
Trades Threaten to Walk Out.
1IICAGO, July Is. One more elTort.
wm no mane 10 seme tne stock, yams
strike by arbitration. Tomorrow Pres
ident j Donnelly, of the striking union.
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will send to the packers another letter
asking;' for another conference In
this letter -Donnelly will go over the
history;: of the strike and will ask; the
puckers if, in their judgment, it will
not be-better to conccdo the one ioint
in contention than to eontinne the
strike. ;i .-' - '
The one point to which allusion is io
be made is t,he refusal of the packers
to discharge too men thev fcave- em- i
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Biut-f? t itc riiiitnirnrruirni ui ine
strike and give their places to the men
who walked out. The communication
to the packers will also suggest "that it
is the belief of the strikers that they,
as old employes, are deserving of this
Consideration. If this offer of, the
union is rejetee'd by the packers,- Don
nelly declared tonight that the nllied
trades at the stock yards numbering
about 13,000 men, will be. called out to
According to 4 reports the packers'
operating forces at the plants today
were j. ii about one-half the normal
strength. From the strikers side of
tho camp comes the statement that the
indeiietident plants are doing all- the
work iand tho big plants are not doing
2 per cent of their normal business.
Today was almost free from rioting or
disturbances of any kind.
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Mr, filbert Gunderson and .Mr, Ad-J
am Gunderson of Howell, after visiting
friend here went to Brooks yesterday.
The more that the matter of the dis
covery, of oil ia an old; well in therear
of Rico Brothers' blacksmith shop. )t
Prat urn, is investigated, the mor;'
thoso interested become convinced that
there is something good in it and some
very ; iniortant 'developments are an
ticipated within the next few days. ' It
is known that tho discovery has at
tracted the attention of several .ex
erts in oil and that, within the past
week quite a number of them have gone
thero piietly, inado a preliminary in
vestigation, have expressed their sur
prisif and satisfaction, taken samples
of tho oil and gone to their homes and
places 'of business to study the prod
uct. . ''
Although all of the people of that
iieighlairhood are deeply interested in
tho matter, no great amount of excite
ment has been" occasioned, by t he queer
find, and tiose directly concerned are
going about making the necessary iu-s
vest igat ion Cipiictly and without any
sign of display. Tn fact only those,
who- have leen watching the matter
very 'closely aro informed as to what is
being done, inthe premises.
(Hi riday of last week, a man byr (he
name ef Coleman, who appeared to
know a grat about coal and oil Jml
their irrespective surface indications,
mado a piid call at Prat urn, from
Portland, inquired quietly into the eor
dilions, took several samples of the
crude oil from the old well and return
ed to j'ortland, promising to VejMirt his,
conclusions to those interested. On
into lots
have arranged
of $3.35,
Come in and make, you
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Satnrdav anolher oil expert 'came out
from Portland and made a brief in ves
tigation and went back in tho evening.
satisfied that there was something
there to get excited alout. Jt is said
tHat this man was D. M. Watson,' of
Portland, whose knowledge of oil and
its indications is well known. But
tred luce denies the rumor pajmg
that the gentleman did not care to at
tract any attention. Xeverheless,
there are those who swear that it was
none other than Mr. Watson. If . it
was Mr. Vatson and he expressed his
belief that there was oil to be found in
that neighborhood, there is no .lenving
the fact that the indications are 'very
strong and gennine. ' "
One of the Rico Brothers stated last
evening that the well had Ieen secure
ly covered np and scaled so that noth
ing more could be either put in or
taken out and that a pump had been
secured in order ... that it could be
pumped thoroughly dry and the result
carefully noted. If the find is a gen
uine one it will be known in the course
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Supreme Court Says Statute of Uml-
tattona Did Not Run While Claim
Was in the Hands of the Executrix
Quartz Rock Not 'Lost Property
Among four opinions handed down
by the Supreme Court yesterday,- of
which two appeal cases were affirmed
and two reversed, was one in which
Justice lien n in reversing they derision
of Judge Frarer of Multnomah, in the
,ase f ,h O. H. Morgan estate vs.
ells, Fargo t Company, appellants,
held that the claim of the latter against
the estate was not outlawed. Judge
Prazer dismissed the company's claim
of $.'5500 upon thos grounds, proceed
ings for collection of sitme not having
been begun until after t" years after the
lelit was duo, had. expired, but Jus-
Ltice Bean holds that the statute of
Imitations did not run while the claim
was in the bands of the executrix of
the estate and that, therefore, the
debt had not; outlawed. . .
Robert J. IVrguson, respondent. Vs.
Charles R. Ray, apjehinti, appeal from
Jackson county. Judge llanua; -reversed.
Opinion by - Just i-e Wolverton.
In this ease the- resppondent,-Kergu-sou,
found valuable gold itearin'g Tiua'rtz
on the appellant's premises, carried, it
away and sold it, giving Kay a. half
share X the f proceeds. llvi eo'ntduded
later that ho had a leral right to the
ouartz and instituted this action to re
cover from Ray the amount paid him.
Ferguson wrfri'il a verdict from the
jury, and lia.v appealed.- In reversing
this hodiug, justice Wolverton bId
that the q taftz rock could not 1" held
as "lost property." therefore-.Ferguson
had no right to it snd the caw
should not h:ie In-en submitted to tho
jury. , I-- ' '
The other -opinions 'were
" S. P. Harrington, respondent, vs. O,
I.. lHinari,; appdlant; jeal from
Cmat ilia couiity, W. R. Kllis, jwdge ;
aflirmed. Ojiinion by Chief - Justice
Moore. j- .
The Wright Blodgett Company, re
spondent, vsii the Aston. Company,
appellant; ap)eal from Linn county, It.
P. Boise, judge; aOirined. Opinion by
Justice lti-iui.
Sends Fleet to Red Sea to Protect Her
LONDOX,; July. IS. The Daily Kx
press this morning prints the following
dispatch dated July IX, from its corre
spondent at Malta: The British fleet
Jen nero rooay lor. .iixiimhj. .h
believed that the destination f the
fleet max ! connected '. wit h the pres-
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ence oit I lie isussian viimniwr nwi
and M earners in the Red sea. The Brit
ish cruiser Terrible is said to have
sailed from Hue, today for the purpose
of looking after the interests of the
British merchantmen. . .
and investigate our BOYS' SUIT SALE. Tojnvesti
gate will mean to buy. Never before , have you seen
Wch exceptional bargains in Boys Clothing.
The boy will soon need a School Suit, or one for
Sunday jwear, or perhaps one for the coast. - J Just think,
$235 will buy him an all wool suitguaranteed.
Boys Knee Pant Suits, from the ages of 3 to 15 years,
$2.85, $235, $1.85 and $1.15 each.
selection. These suits have
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Lack of Rainfall Has Caused Failure
of. Grass In Casa Grande '
Number of Largest Cattle Ranches in
Northern Mexico Wi4 Have to Ee
Abandoned Unless Downpour Comes
Quickly Animals Living on Bark.
CASA OR ANDES, Mexico, July 13.
(Special.) The smot j protracted
drought within the memory of whlto
residents in this frontier country' is
still unbroken. The region fof one hun
dred miles around this obi Mexican vil
lage is parched ani barren, almost like
a desert except where, patches aro kept
green by irrigation, j -
Ranchmen are losing rattle by the '
thousands, and if the rainy, .' season,
which is now open, lies not soon brings
relief by - drenchitig showers the deso
late valleys will tie strewn with the
skeletons of the diminishing and slow
ly t raving herds, y On some of the
ranches cattle began i dying a year ago.
It was then predicted that if rain did
not fall during last winter the cattle
growers would face disaster. The rain
did not come.
The rainv-cason in this section opens
about the first of July and closes in
September. Only a fewlocal showers
have appeared this season-and have
brought relief neither to the anxious
ranehmennor their famishing .herds.
The extent of. the. loss which tho con
tinued drought; has caused cannot bo
known until ; the 'roundups on the
ranches are made but; it. is conservative
ly estimated t hut one fourth of tho
rattle are already dead. ' What this
meanscan; letter be understood when
it is stated in the ntricken district aro
aomo of the largeslj ranches in tho
world. Here is the Corallitos Cnttlo
. if . i i . i t
vompanv. an .American Fvnoicaie noio-
ing t,0,000 ncres and last year had
W.finii cattle gra.ing on their lands.
Pmnlinir itn f tin wft 1ft the. OtitfS
ranch, acres in extent on whicU
8(K0 catte were roaming last year. This
ranch is owned -by Dollavcl J Beres
ford of Khpland. a brother of Admiral
Beresford of the Knglish navy.'
The Sari Pedro anch, a neighboring
tract, includes I'.Mt.tMiO acres and is
tdocked with IS.otKl .rattle, while just
beyond, is the 'arretos ranch, owned -by
J. 11. D. Boyd. Four thousand cattlo
usually graze over the 50,000 ncres in.
clu'led in this tract. - Toward the north
is the Palatoda ranch of 300,000 acres ?
ot which -Hood catto were grazing last
ycur, but after, hundreds of them had
lied the remainder were shipped to bet
ter gracing lands, train loads leing tak
en to Canada, where the oWncrs reside.
The ranchers are facing the third dry
season. - In the hope of tiding their cat
tle oVer until rains .come, some have
leen driving them op into the moun
tains and canyons, but t;vn there the
substance has bmg since been dried out
of what grass can I w .mind. Iiown in -the
valleys and plains tho jack rabbits, T
prairie, dogs and kangaroo rats aro
gnawing the bark .from the musquito
and other shrubs inljheir last desperate
effort to eke out. fl existence
NKW jYOlIK, July Is. Wm. Tl
lichards,stat in operator, and Krnrst
Heller,;rear flagman, were, today found
responsible for tho wreck of the traTn
on tho Frio Railroad at Midvalo sla
tion a w"ek ago, by which sixteen por
sons lost their lives and fifty were in
jured. i :
I)NlON, .Inly 'IK. The correspon
dent of the.' Times at Kuroki's hend
ouarlers saya-the' Japanese loss during
the JJghting at Mo Tien rs July 17,
was trifling. '
been selling for $2 to $7.
8te Hals
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