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ANOTHER NAVAL JAP VICTORY
RUSSIAN VLADIVOSTOK SQUAD
Battle Took fMace in Strait of Korea-
Battle Lasted Five Hours —Russian
Cruiser Sunk —Whereabouts of Crew
Unknown—Tokio Is Joyful—Armies*
Tokio, August 15, Vice Admiral
Kaiiiinniru encountered thß Russian
Vladivostok squadron at dawi today
aorta of Tmi Island, m the strait "i
Korea, and attacked tbe enemy ai
onrr. The battle lasted for live hour*,
anil resulted in » complete Japanese
victory, i ii« Russian cruller Rurikl
Waa sunk and tin 1 cruisers Russia and ;
dromoboj lied to the northward, after
bavint sustained serious damage. Vice
Admiral Ramimura cables the navy de
partment that the injuries Inflicted
upon his vessels were Blight.
Tinl tale of Ihe crew of the Rurid
is not known.
Tokio i* Joyous over this news, as
it gives Japan mastery of the sea and
Tienshinten, Aug it 1..— -The relative
positions of the Japanese and Russian
armies are unchanged. During the last
few days the Russian positions along
ihe Mukden road have been steadily;
strengthened and it appears as though
General Kuropatkin has planned to
make his tinal Stand at the Liaoyang j
Owing to a cessation of the rain the
rivers have fallen perceptibly and
great activity has been the rule in the
Japanese commissary, which has been
transporting supplies of every char
acter to places where they will bo
handy when the next advance is or-
Big Fire at Spokane
Fire Tuesday morning practically
destroyed property to the extent of
$180,000, on Riverside and Bprague
Hvenues, between Washington and
The. principal losers are the Urote-
Kaukin Furniture, company, the E. H.
Stauton Cold Storage company, the T.
E. Westlake grocery and the Bodega
saloon. The fire was titst discovered
at about 4:150 o'clock in the morning
iv the smokehouse located in the center
of the building occupied by theStanton
(.'old Storage company by the night en
gineer, X. J. Huber, who made an at
tempt to put it out, but owing to the
great amount of grease and meat near
by, the flames spread so rapidly that it
was impossible for him to do any good,
so, leaving the building,he went to the
saloon next door and sent iv au alarm
By the time the department arrived
ou the scene the flames had gained
such headway that almost the entire
buildiug, which is one story brick, ex
tending through from Riverside to
Hprague, was iv a blaze, and rapidly
speadiug to the adjoining property.
DEATH RATE HIGH IN RUSSIA.
Half the Children Never Reach the
Age of 15.
Moscow. Russia. The Russ calls at
tention to the infant mortality in Rub
sia. Of all the children born anmiall.
in 50 province^ of eastern Russia, on
fourth die before they reach the ag
of a year, and another fourth nev<
reach 15. There are certain district
iv central provinces where ?."> per ccii
of the children die before they reac
the age of 2 years.
In the provinces of Tambov. FWon
esh and Kunk, tor example, child mo
■iv is so great that in spile of th
large number of births in proportlo
to the population the people are al
ready threatened with extinction.
To officers of high military com
maud it is likewise pointed out that
an increasing number of recruits are
annually rejected foi physical defects
which are directly traceable to Bemi
LATE NEWS ITEMS.
" Qeorgt Gardner defeated Jim Jef
fords at Butte, in the third round,
knocking him out with a rihgi swing
to the iaw that laid thel Mesh open and
sent the Californian reeling and spin
ning to the Moor.
Ike Arastend, h miner, was killed
Monday in the Columbia mine near
Bampter, by a oavein. He was com
pletely buried by the falling rook.
Pursuant to instructions from the
acting secretary of the interior, Acting
Cosamissionet Fimple has issued orders
restoring to the public domain 810,500
acres of laud constituting a part of the
area which had been temporarily with
drawn from entry for the proposed
Blue mountain forest reserve, Oregon,
and 17,000 acres which had been simi
larly Withdrawn for the proposed Wai
lowa forest reserve, Oregon.
The new city directory for Chicago
has been given to the public. Based
un the number or names, it gives Chi
cago a population for 1904 of 2 241,000.
SHOOTING SEASON OPENS.
Hunting Law* of Idaho and Washing
The game season for 1904 for grouse,
pratrlo chickens and game birdß of all
kinds opened Monday.
The game licenses must be procured
this year as was done last year. The
game laws of Idaho provide a license
of $5 for nonresidents.
The law concerning the hunting of
game, both in Washington and Idaho,'
13 as follows:
Male moose, elk, caribou, antelope,
mountain sheep or goat —September i.">
to November 1.
Deer —September 15 to December 15.
Grouse, partridge, prairie chicken,
sage hen, native pheasant or ptarmi
gan— In all counties east of western
foundries of Okanogan, Chelan, Kitti
•as. Yakima and Klickitat counties,
August 15 to November 15; in Kittitas
county. September 10 to October 1, and
in other parts of the state, from Sep
tember 1 to January 1. '
It is unlawful to kill in any one day
more than 10 prairie chickens, grouse,
sage hen, native pheasant, ptarmigan,
Chinese or Mongolian pheasant, or
more than 15 quail, 25 snipe, duck,
geese or brant.
Idaho Game Law.
Licenses tinder the provision of Ida
ho law are of three classes, viz: A
license for a bona fide resident of Ida
ho for six months prior to the date of
issuance, costing one dollar, entitles
the holder to fish and hunt all kinds
of gain»« within the state, subject to
the restrictions of the act ; a license for
a nonresident of Idaho, costing $.">, en
titles the holder to fish and hunt feath
ered game only, subject to the restric
tions of the act; a license for a non
resident of Idaho, costing $25, entitles
the holder to fish and hunt all kinds
of game within the state, subject to
the restrictions of the act.
The open season for the various
kinds of protected fish and game are as
Trout, grayling, bass and sunfish,
from April 1 to November 1.
Quail, from November 1 to Decem
Turtle dove, snipe and plover, from
July 16 to February 15.
Sage hen, from July 15 to Decem
Partridge, pheasant, grouse, prairie
chicken and fool hen, from August 15
to December 1.
Ducks, geese and swan, from Sep
tember 15 to February 15.
Deer, elk,' mountain sheep and goat,
from September 1 to December 31.
JAPAN IS GOING TO EXPLAIN.
Claims Her Action Was Taken in Self
The Japanese legation has informed
the Associated Press that the Tokio
government will send a circular note
to the powers on the subject of the
seizure of the Russian destroyer Ryes
The cutting out of the Russian tor
pedo boat destroyer by the Japanese
torpedo boat destroyers at Chefoo has
eclipsed for the moment in the public
mind the Knight Commander incident.
Both, however, are receiving the earn
est attention of the cabinet.
All the information received at the
Japanese legation, which is not official,
however, tends to establish the fact
that the Japanese torpedo boat de
stroyers entered Chefoo for the pur
pose of ascertaining if the Ryeshitelni
was real!) dismantled, and unable to
take part in future operations, thai
the Japanese boat's crew was attacked
by the Russians and the Japanese re
plied in self defense, and that seeing
ihe Ryeshitelni was able to continue
military operations, she was towed out
This version does not agree with the
original reports received by the Brit
ish foreign office, in wheih the Jap
anese appear to have been the ag
MORE LAND FOR BRITAIN.
British Flag Hoisted Over Bird's
Kingston, Island of St. Vincent, B.
\V. I.—The British cruiser Tribune on
August 11 landed a party under com
mand of Lieutenant Threlfal at Ayes,
or Birds' island, west of the north end
of the island of Dominica, and annexed
it as a British possession, Guns were
hauled through the surf and landed
the British flag was hoisted and a royal
salute was fired.
American Mining congress, Portland
Montana division a. O. 11., Missoula
Montana D. of I)., grand lodge, Dcci
Lodge, August 24-25.
Montana State Federation of Labor
Hamilton. August 22.
Northwestern Washington Union Vet
■ raps' association, Chewelah, Septem
Spokane Interstate fair, October 3-9
Bozeman, Mont., interstate fair, An
i gust 29, September 3.
RUSSIA'S SQUADRON FLEW
RTFUBED TO GIVE ADMIRAL TOGO
Port Arthur Squadron Stronger in
Some Respects—Jap's Guns Domi
nate Dock Yards at Port Arthur—
Four Russian Battleships Which Re
turned There Cannot Be Repaired.
Toklo, Aug. 15. —Fags are flying,
lanterns are glimmering and cries of
"lianzai" are ringing in the streets of
Tdklo in honor of the victory pained at
sea by Admiral Togo and Vici Admiral
Kamimura. Underneath the jollification
Of the populace lies a feeling of detp
satisfaction and gratification at the dis-
posal of a desperately serious problem
of the war. The Russian squadron
which confronted Admiral Togo re
fused battle. It was stronger than Ad
miral Togo's squadron in battleships
and armored cruisers, and had it elect-
'i] to fight the result might have alter
ed the fortunes of war. The strength
of the squadron which opposed Ad
miral Togo compelled him to draw yes-
sell from the squadron under Vice Ad
The raid conducted by the Vladivo
stok squadron in July was extremely
expensive to Japan, and not only was
retaliation tempting, but it was de
manded by commercial interests. The
navy, however, grimly refused to make
a diversion and stuck to Port Arthur. It
was confident that the harbor soon
would be untenable for the Russian
warships; that it would eventually get
a fair fight in the open sea away from
he Russian land batteries and that
he Japanese would win. The calcula
ions of the navy were correct, and the
iiussians, with the chances even, have
>een hopelessly defeated.
Control Port Arthur.
Japanese guns dominate the dock-
yards at Port Arthur, and, in view of
this fact, it would seem to be impos
sible to again make seaworthy or fight
able the four Russian battleships which
have returned to Port Arthur. The
best possible naval force that Russia
can now concentrate at Vladivostok is
Cheefoo, Aug. 16. —A telegram just
received here from a reliable source
states that a general attack on Port
Arthur began at 4 o'clock this morn
St. Petersburg. —There is a general
belief, which is borne out by the latest
dispatches, that, the situation at Port
Arthur is a desperate one. Apparently
the Japanese are concentrating all
their energies toward the reduction of
the fortress in order to release heavy
reinforcements for the operations
gainst General Kuropatkin, and it is
thought that until this has been accom
plished the advance on Liayang will be
The St. Petersburg Boerse Gazette
has received the following dispatch
from its Liayang correspondent:
"Twelve Japanese regiments have
left in the direction of Port Arthur.
"It is stated on trustworthy author
ity that the mikado has ordered that
Port Arthur must be taken at any cost,
even if il necessitates the suspension
of operations in Manchuria, and it is
quite probable the main Japanese force
will proceed to Port Arthur within a
HEIR TO RUSSIAN THRONE.
Son Was Born and Czar Is Happy—All
A son and heir to the Russian throne
has been born.
The empress and the baby caaro
vitvh at last reports were in the beal
ol condition. The hek to the throne
at his birth Weighed 10.7 pounds, Eng
lish weight, and has dark hair like
that of his paternal grandmother. The
christening probably will occur Au
gust 20, but it may possibly be further
delayed in order to give greater time
The emperor's brother. Grand Duke
Michael, joyfully surrendered his
rights and prestige as heir apparent to
ih" throne to his infant nephew.
In receiving the congratulations of
his court the emperor in a brief reply
said: "I am happier at the birth of a
son and In ir than at a victory of my
troops, for now I face the future calm
ly ami without alarm, knowing by this
sign that the war will be brought to a
One Killed and 40 Injured.
Nashville, Tens. — One man was kill
ed and in persona injured in a passen*
ger train wreck on the Teneaaee Cen
tral railroad To miles cast of here. A
passenger train from Knoxville to
Nashville was making the descent of
Silver Point hill between Buffalo /al
ley and Silver Point. Term., when a
ilange of a wheel on a truck of one of
the rear cars broke, derailing the last
two coaches. One of them tinned com
pletely over and both were badly
One loses nothing by skipping a page
now and then in the book of life.
Will Soon Fall
St.Petersburg, Aug. 16. —The expec
tation here is that Port Arthur will fall
at any moment. Especial significance
is ascribed to the fact that Lieutenant
General Stoessel's wife and children
went to Chefoo on board the torpedo
boat destroyer Ryeshitelni.
A report from Chefoo says the Rus
sian ships at Port Arthur made a sortie
early today. They are now being pur
sued by the Japanese. A severe engage
ment is expected.
A junk which has arrived at Chefoo
from Port Arthur reports that the Jap
anese have captured Fort Haulungs
hung, an important position a oiile
from the main fortress. Other junks
which arrived having left Port Arthur
August 12, brought reports that the
Japanese occupied new positions on
that day. The firing at Port Arthur
was heavy,but intermittent, and indi
cated that the assaults were being con
tinued. The Russians at Port Arthur
are reported to be downhearted.
At St. Petersburg it is announced
that orders had been issued to the
cruiser division of the Russian Baltic
sea squadron to sail for the far east. A
portion of the fleet left Kroustadt at
once and the remainder of the cruisers
Will within 24 or 3tt houis.
The exaot route which the vessels
will take has not been made known,
but it is believed they will go around
the Cape of (4ood Hope, coaling from
colliers which will meet them enroute.
The battleships of the squadron will
not sail for a fortnight.
According to a high official, the or
dering of the squadron is because of
the depleted state of the Russian navy
caused by the victories of Admirals
Togo and Kamimura. With the Port
Arthur fleet rendered practically use
less, the Rurik sunk, the remaining
vessels of the Vladivostok contingent
laid up for renairn, the czar's officials
feel that no time is to be lost in hurry
ing to the front to regaiug, if, possible,
supremacy of the Pacific.
The emperor has received the follow
ing dispatch from Viceroy Alexieft:
"According to a report from Port
Arthur August 11, the Japanese at
tacked Takn and Siaohou mountains in
enormous force during the night of
August 10 and occupied them after 15
hours's fighting on the night of August
Ift. During a heavy rainstorm the
Japanese attacked our east front, but
were repulsed at all points. They also
attacked simultaneously our whole
front from Wolf hills to Taku moun
tain, but everywhere were driven back.
The fortress hasrbeen bombarded k from
the east for four days. "
Lafayette .Tones, a wealthy farmer
living lOmiles west of Plattsburg, Mo.,
was shot and killed by his 15 year old
son, Hugh. Because he was not allow
ed to drive the family horse, the boy
with a loaded shotgun lay in wait for
his father and shot him in the head £as
he passed. Young Jones then reloaded
the gun and fired again at the prostrate
form of his father. The boy is in jail.
Btateaboro, Ga., Aug. n. — With
clothing saturated witn kerosene, with
ering and twisting in their agony,
screaming to heaven for the mercy the
niob would not show, Paul Reed and
Will Cato, negroes, two of the princi
pals in the murder and burniug of
Henry Hodges and wife and three chil
dren, six miles from titateaboro, three
weeks ago, were burned at the stake.
About 1 o'clock in the afternoon a
mob charged on the courthouse, over
powered the military guard, secured
Cato and Reed, who had been found
guilty after a legal trial and sentenced
to be hanged,took them two miles from
Statesboro and there burned them alive.
The Yokohama correspondent of the
London Daily Mail says the that
cruiser Novik of the Port Arthur squad
ron has been sighted off the stiait of
Vandiemen, steering for Vladivostok.
A dispatch to the news agency from
St. Petersburg says a naval officer has
telegraphed to his family that the
cruiser Diana of the Port Arthur squa
dron lias arrived at Vladivostok.
According to the police of Butte, the
true identity of Jennie Morrison, the
girl who, masquerading as a boy, has
ridden brake beams for "about 4000
miles in a tour of the continent in com
pauy with a man giving his name as
Ed Grunt, is a Tacoma girl. Her mo
ther, Mrs. Ida Walker, is at present re
siding in that city.
Clarence Deßyder, a bicyclist, was
killed while attempting to loop the
loop at a resort in Salt Lake city. His
wheel left the track and he dropped to
the ground, ills head struck the wheel
and his neck wan broken. This was his
first attempt to loop the loop.
Portland, Ore.—Shipping, Walla
Walla, 74c; bluestem, 78e; valley, 79c.
Milling, Walla Walla, 75c; bluestem,
79c; valley, 81c.
Taooma, Wash.—Bluestem, 81c;
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CULLED FROM DISP A TCH EB j
THE ASSOCIATED PRESB
A Review of Happening, ln
Eastern and Western Hemi^
Durin a the Past W..^ N *
Historical, Political and P.
Events Tersely Told.
The national G. A. R. encam
is in session this week at BosC- 11
Chairman , Cortelyou has Bai ,,' IL
President Roosevelt would W&&
any. political speeches this year -*
The issues between Turkey §5*381
United States have been arrajgil '
the satisfaction of both goveiS? **
The last United sSSg
statement shows: Available cash h T
ances, »160.435,598; gold, $46,089i5?-
On her latest trip from VancouW
to Australia, the Canadian-AustraiS
liner Manuka knocked 20y 2 hour! 2
the record. :ff
Rio de Janeiro,- investigation con
firms the report that severe frosts in
the conee regions have considerah!
damaged the crops. y
The United Slates customs depart
mem has received notice from Santo*
Uumont to pack up his airship f or Z
eblpmenf back to Prance.
Because Howard Bryning of Kansas
City was too fond of his wife and ac
qulesced in everything she did, Mrs
Bryning has secured a divorce.
The army maneuvers at Camp Atas
cadero, San Luis Obispo county Cal
hegin Saturday afternoon, with Major
General Mac Arthur in command
The schooner Teresa of the Victoria
Sealing company's fleet, has been seiz
ed by the United States revenue in
spectoi for carrying arms in Bering
Henry A. Wyman has been appoint
ed permanent receiver of the supreme
council of the American Legion of
Honor, a beneficiary organization with
headquarters in Boston.
Mrs. Ada Richardson, wife of the
prominent, farmer of Methuen, Mass.,
was stabbed to death at a lodging
house in South Boston by Edward
Clark. The man escaped.
The condition of King George of Sax
ony gives rise to the greatest concern.
f king, he says, is suffering from
asthma, and experiences an ever-grow
ink difficulty in breathing.
Thomas Taylor, a guard on the
South Side elevated railroad, has re
ceived a reward of $100 from the-
Woodlawn bank for the recovery of a
satchel containing nearly $14,000.
Harvey K. Glidden, a well known
rancher of Jackson's Hole, Wyo., while
suffering from an attack of nervous
prostration, committed suicide by tak
ing strychnine in a Turkish bathroom
at Salt Lake.
The seventh convention of the In
ternational Brotherhood of Stationary
Firemen has adjourned to meet in
Omaha the second Monday in August,
1906. Timothy Healy of New York waft
Victoriano Fiarote, chief of the Pueb
lo's Tiguas Indians at Ysleta, is dead,
aged 85 years. Chief Piarote was a
noted warrior, and his tribe was once
considered the wealthiest and most ad
vanced in tne entire west.
Major Delmar was recently sent to
beat 2:02i4 without a runner in front.
The champion gelding went to the
quarter in 1:00%, to the throe quarters
in 1:30%. and came home in 2:02^4.
thus equaling the Cresceus record.
The funeral of M. Waldech Rousseau
occurred at Paris last Saturday. It
was characterized by extreme simplic
ity. The king of England, the German
emperor and Prince Ferdinand of Bul
garia, were especially represented.
Word has been received in St. Louis
that Prince Henry of Prussia, his wife
and eldest son, will leave Germany
in two weeks for a tour of the United
States, and will come, after his ar
rival in New York, directly to St
Ten persons were drowned as a re
sult of the capsizing of a naphtha
launch on the Potomac river off of
Georgetown during the annual regatta
Saturday afternoon. Four others who
were on the launch escaped.
The Japanese legation has received
a revised list of casualties on the Jap
anese side from the battle of Chingji".
March 28, up to and Including ihe bat
tle of Yangtseling, Aug. 1, showing the
total estimated casualties to be 12,05j-
"Elijah" Dowie recently rescued
three women frojn a watery grave near
Whitehall, Mich. The women wen?
sailing, unattended, in a yacht belong
ing to George McDonald, when in"
middle of the lake a heavy puß
wind capsized their boat. ■ nrVtn
A decision adverse to W. J- Bry
in his contest over the will of the »
P. S. Bennett of New York, has we
handed down by the supreme c°ul\
errors. The decision virtually deni
that Mr. Bryan is entitled to the *
000 mentioned in the sealed letter
ten by Mr. Bennett and addre* s~;his
his widow, to be read by her after^
death. By this letter the widow
asked to give $50,000 to Mr. m
and his family. Mr. Bryan will noi
tinue the contest