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St.; Petersburg, Nov. 2.—The dis
patches indicate the resumption of
fighting on both extremities of the Rus
nan front. The night of October 80
the Japanese attacked the Russian en
trenchments east of Sinchinpn, bnt
were repulsed, though the bombard
ment continued throughout the night.
The Japanese advance has also begun
against the Russian position at Tunga
non, a mile and a half north of Mentis
putze, where they encountered a heavy
Thus it appears that the Japanese
are becoming aggressive along the
whole front from Bentaiaputze on the
extreme east, to Sinchinpu, which is
west of the Shakhe where that stream
bends south after crossing the rail
road. This probably constitutes the
extreme Russian west, making the bat
tle front about the same as when Gen
eral Kuropatkin began his southern
It is believed here that the battle
second on the Shakhe river will prove
to be as much bigger and more serious
than the first aa the first was more ser
ious than the battle of Liaoyang Gen
eral Kuropatkin is confronted by an
exceeding difficult problem, fie is
pitted aginst a Japanese foroe stronger,
even despitel its recent loses, than that
opposing the southern advances. If
Kuropatkin now succeedes in check
ing or even breaking the Japanese for
mation it will open large possibilities
for the remainder of the oampaign of
the year. On the other hand, reverse
now would render the position exceed
URGE THE PEACE CONFERENCE.
Our Diplomats Told to Spread Ideas of
Washington.—ln a circular note Sec
retary Hay has carried out the presi
dent's instructions relative to propos
ing a second Hague conference. The
note not only contemplates the reopen
ing of The Hague convention for the
consideration of questions specifically
mentioned by the original conference
as demanding further attention, such
as the rights and duties of neutrals,
the inviolability of private property in
naval warfare and the bombardment
of ports by naval forces, but goes fur
ther by practically indorsing the pro
ject of a general system of arbitration
treaties and the establishment of an
international congress to meet periodi
cally in the interest of peace. The is
sue of the call while the present war
\s in progress is defended by the fact
that the first Hague conference was
called before our treaty of peace with
Spain was concluded.
Lincoln, Neb. —What is claimed to
bo the world's record for rifle shooting
at moving targets was made here by
Captain A. H. Hardy of Lincoln. With
a 22 caliber rifle, at a 25 yard rise,
he broke successfully 1000 2% inch
wooden balls. The former record for
a rifle is 957, made in California at a
date and place unknown here.
Kansas City, Mo.—At the Elm Ridge
track Judge Trevellyan has announced
that Jockey George Mountain had been
ruled off_ the track for life. He also
restored Jockey Michaels and Owner
M. Boasberg to good standing.
New York. —Barney Old Held won the
automobile track championship of the
world Saturday at the Empire City
track, defeating Paul Sartori, the driv
er of the car of W. K. Vanderbilt, Jr.,
in the final heat of the four cornered
10 mile race. His time was 9:12 3-5
which beats all world's records for 10
miles on a track from a standing start
by two-fifths of a second. Sartori'B
time was 9:39 4-5.
Lewlston. —Before a team weighing
about five pounds heavier to a man,
the Colfax high school football team
went down to defeat before the boys
of the Lewiston high school by a score
of 11 to 0.
Against a team which weighed less
by 15 pounds to a man, Spokane high
school Saturday defeated the Coeur
d'Alene high school at Natatorium park
by a score of 62 to 5.
New York.—Outclassed in every de
partment of the game, Columbia's foot
ball eleven was defeated by Yale at
American League park, 34 to 0.
Cambridge.— The Harvard football
I eleven were not only defeated and pre
vented from scoring on Soldiers' field,
but was completely outplayed in ev
ery department of the game by the
University of Pennsylvania. Score:
'^Pennsylvania, 11; Harvard, 0.
H Denver.—The Denver university was
'.defeated by the University of Utah
by a score of 12 to 0. The local team
*as outplayed and outweighed in cv
, cry position.
Cheney.— In a most stubborn contest
'he team from the Garfleld high school
defeated the state normal eleven here
b 3r a score of 5 to 0.
Stanford University, Cal — Stanford
defeat. ,| tne University of Oregon by
* score of 65 to 0. Oregon was on the
Nensive throughout the game.
Portland, Ore.—The Utah Agricul
tural college was defeated in a foot
ball game by the Multnomah Athletic
club by a score of 29 to 0.
Seattle.— The University of Washing
ton defeated the Agricultural college
from Pullman at Madison park by a
score of 12 to 6. The game was the
hardest fought and most bitterly con
tested seen in Seattle during the past
Walla Walla.—Pendleton 6. Walla
Walla 6. Each team scored a touch
down and kicked goal.
Ithica, N. Y.—Princeton won the
football game from Cornell, 18 to 6.
Friend, Neb— Marvia Clair, owned
by D. E. Carter of Cottonwood Falls,
Kan., won the Waterloo stake race;
Lord Bluff, owned by L. F. Bartlets of
Denver, took the Waterloo plate, and
the Waterloo cup went to Celtic, the
property of Blake Smith of Butte,
Soon to Fall
London, Nov. 3.—A dispatch to the
Telegraph form Chefoo says:
The general assault on Port Arthur
continues. The boom has been heard at
Chefoo all day. A great infantry ad
vanoe took place'today.
In view of the oompinded attack the
Japanese, during the last few days,
have increased the blockading squad
ron. All available torpedo boats are
doing patrol duty.
The dispatch adds that horrors of
lighting around the fortress are not ad
equately realized. There is overwhelm
ing evidence from independent and
Russian souses that mines, machine
guns and electrical devices have been
responsible for enormous slaughter
which has been exceeded only by the
losses sustained by point blank range
and bayonet fighting. The world will
eventually realize the ghaatlinesa of
what it has hit leito not experienced,
namely, twentieth oantorj war carried
on with scientific appliances. There
are now at least 5000 corpses uuburied
on thu hillsides. A majority of these
dead have been lying there for two
months. The air is filled with a lever
spreading stench. Lack of surgical re
quirements is causing indescribable
suffering. There are no anaesthetics
and no antiseptics.
Harry Ix> Moyne, national and
world's champion short-distance shim
mer, football player, shot-putter, water
polo player, crack rifle shot,boxer,nars
rn.au, a young Hercules, not yet having
attained his majority, has given up
active participation in the athletic
world, and to use his own expression,
"la going to chase sheep" on a big
ranch near Boise for two or three
P. J. Hagenbarth has sent in his
resignation as a member of the state
board of labor commissioners and no
tary public, and H. \V. Keefer resigns
as senator. Both are candidates on
the republican ticket for presidential
electors and are clearing the boards
so there will be no question about
Plans are being made for a new sys
tem of water works at Post Falls.
The value of school property in La
tah county is $i 21,350.
This week Troy will be lighted by
LINEVITCH TAKES COMMAND.
Will Lead the Siberian Army Corps—
Lull in Fighting.
St. Petersburg.—The arrival of Lueu
tenant General Linevitch at Mukaen
to assume command of the Siberian
corps is the most interesting item of
Saturday's war news. The announce
ment of his appointment, which was
telegraphed by a correspondent of the
Associated Press, confirms the general
expectation that, he will be summoned
by General Kuropatkin to resume an
important part in the conduct of the
General Linevitvh is 66 years of age,
but is as active as a young man, and
immensely popular among the Siberian
troops, whom he commanded during
the Boxer war. He acted as command
er in chief of the Russian torces prior
to General Kuropatkin's appointment
and arrival in Manchuria.
The transmississippi congress will
meet in Portland next year.
One hundred and forty thousand
pounds of hops, the largest single ship
ment to be made from Portland this
year, were forwarded to London Sat
Compilers of the Portland city direc
tory estimate that the present popula
tion of Portland exceeds 150,000.
The Japanese are giving up their
jobs on the section work of the Sump
ter Valley railway and returning home.
A number of poultry fanciers of
Weston have organized to hold a poul
try show in the latter part of No
Kreewater is free from debt and has
recently purchased an up to date chem
ical fire engine. The town also con
templates purchasing a hose cart.
ifi WATCH ISIS
WARSHIPS CRUISING OFF VIGO—
BALTIC FLEET FOLLOWED.
Russia Has Asked Permission of Spam
That Her Squadron May Remain at
Vigo Until After Investigation on
North Sea Incident—Russian Ad
miral Again Tells How It Happened.
Vlgo. Spain, Nov. I.—There are five
British warships cruising off Vigo, evi
dently watching the Russian vesseis
The Spanish foreign office has given
out a statement to the effect that Rus
sia has asked Spain's permission for
the ships of Admiral Rojestvensk's
squadron to remain in Vigo until the
investigation of the North Sea incident
shall have been concluded. Spain, ac
cording to the official statement, con
sulted with the representatives of the
several foreign powers-, who gave their,
approval. Authorization, however, ap
plies to Russian vessels only now at
The British yacht Ventura is in this
port and appears to be watching the
movements of the Russian squadron.
The Russian admiral and subordi
nate officials of the Baltic squadron
receive ovations whenever they come
Admiral Rojestvensky was inter
viewed during the day and said he
could say nothing at present concern
ing the North Sea inquiry at Vigo. In
conclusion the admiral reasserted the
absolute truth of his version of the
Torpedo Boats Are Shadowed.
Gibraltar, Nov. 1. —Four Russian tor
pedo boats passed through the straits
Sunday afternoon, shadowed by a
British torpedo boat.
Tlu> Hritish naval maneuvers on
(Gibraltar were brought to a close tins
afternoon. This is taken to mean t.at
tear of further complications with Rus
sia are not entertained.
Torpedo Boats Leave Tangier.
Tangier, Nov. I.—Fh'e Russian tor
pedo boat destroyers have put to sea.
The remainder of the fleet has been
coaling and provisioning all day.
Russian Inquiry at Vigo.
Madrid, Nov. 1. —The Russian in
quiry into the North Sea affair opened
at Vigo today.
Rojestvensky Not to Resign.
Vlgo, Spain, Nov. 1. —Inquiries here
fail to obtain the slightest confirmation
of the* report published In tlie Lfn^eu
States that Vice Admiral Rojestvensky
has requested Emperor Nicholas to re
lleve him of his command.
TO FIGHT FROM AIRSHIPS.
Proposal to Drop Dynamite on the
The Republic says: Dr. August
Greth of San Francisco, inventor and
navigator of the airship California Ea
glo, which has repeatedly made suc
cessful flights, has received a tenta
tive proposal through representatives
of the Japanese government, and, if
arrangements are perfected as suggest
ed, his craft will be shipped to the
orient to be used in exploding dyna
mite and other high explosives over
the ships of the Russian fleet and over
the cities and forts within the circuit
Dr. Greth, who is in St. Louis, sayß:
"I have perfected a mechanism that
provides for firing 25 pound charges of
dynamite or nitroglycerin, and is bo
constructed that correct aim and range
can be secured as easily and as suc
cessfully as if we had on board our
sky cruiser one of the navy's big guns
with a well trained crew. In case I
go to the far east this mechanism
will form a part of my equipment."
Japs on Offensive.
The Japanese assumed the offensive
on October 27, at Yansintun, half way
between Bentsiaputze and Fengtiapu,
on the Mukden road. The whole day
was passed by the artillery in prepara
tion for a bombardment of the Russian
position. Toward evening a whole reg
iment moved out to capture the hill,
on which is a Buddhist temple, a mile
south of Yansintun. The temple was
held by a Russian battalion with two
machine guns. A fierce fight with cold
■tee! strewed the summit of the hill
with corpse*. The Russians were out
numbered, their machine guns were
dismantled and they were compelled
to fall back upon their main positions,
carrying with them the barrels of their
machine guns. The Russian artillery
then swept the hill with such a hail
of projectiles that the Japanese were
unable to remaiu there. Heavy losses
were inflicted on both sides.
Every time a preacher asks for a dis
count the world discounts the profes
sion of his people.
A man does not get much light on
the heavenly road by a torch in his
Robes of righteousness were bleach
ed by blood.
Shot by Robbers
Cody, Wyo., Nov. a. —A bold day
light riiul by bauditM form tlie moun
tain regions was made on the First
National bank at thin place, Cashier
T. <). Middaugh being instantly killed.
The outlaws fled without wonripg any
thing! and under a rain of bullets from
the aroused citizens, who were attract
ed to the Hcene by the shooting of Mid
dangh and the exchange of shot* be
tcween the robbers and the bank ofli
Two cowboys who had been seen loaf
ing about Cody for several days, with
out masks or disguises of any character
rode up to the bank and with sixshoot
ers in each hand ordered everyone
within to throw up their hands. In
stead of complying with the demands
of the outlaws the bank officials grab
bed weapons from beneath the oooatm
and opened a fusillade upon the in
truders, who beat a hasty retreat into
the street followed by Cashier Mid
daugh, who emotied his j.-un at them at
short range. When Middaugh had
ceased tiring the smaller of the two
robbers wheeled, and, taking deliberate
aim at the bank official, sent a bullet
through Middaugh's breast, who ft 11
dead in his tracks.
Citizens.arensed by the tiring, ios/<d
every weapon in reaoh and guns W«W
trained upon the fleeing bandits from
every point. The uutlaws swept the
streets with their sixshooters, digging
their spars frantically into the sides of
Deputy Sheriff Jefferson Chapman,
at the head of about 20 armed cowboys
quickly left Cody, making a detour in
an effort to head off the flight of the
two desperadoes, who apparently were
making for the mountains on the Mon
tana line. A number of shots were
heard shortly after the posse had cut
through a field, and as the officers can
not be far behind the fugitives, it is
considered very probable that the two
outlaws will soon be taken.
Ecxitement is at fever heat and
lynching is threatened if the fugitive!
rae apprehended. A reward has been
offered for the robbers, dead or alive.
The First National bank was organised
four monthi ago and was supposed to
have had considerable money on de
A dispatch from Red Lodge, Mon
tara, says that a proposed raid of tome
bank, eitherin Montana or Wyoming,
had beim tipped off to Sheriff Potter <>f
that place, who had warned a number
M banks of their danger. The baud is
said to have consisted of live member!
and vu organised four months ago
near Theraiopolis, Wyo.
In anticipation of a raid on the Red
Lodge banks shotguns and Winchester
rifles had been placed at convenient
points throu^out the city and the banks
converted into veritable arsenals.
William F. Cody, otherwise known
as Buffalo Bill, has departed from
Omaha to take up the trail of the ban
dits. He said: "I wired White Heaver,
my manager at Codv, to offer Ja lar^e
reward for the capture of the outlaws,
and to double the reward in case an
outlaw is killed. We want to kill
them not capture them."
The government had several thousand
dollars hundred on deposite in that
bank,and ti was a narrow escape tor
the funds. The government is putting
in a |5,0()0,000 irrigatiing system in
the Big Horn and had the cash there
with which to pay off the workmen.
The oultaws evidently knew this and
were after that government money bnt
the resiNtaner. of Cashier Aliddangh
prevented it being stolen.
Knowning that November 3 is the
mikado's birthday, there is anxiety in
the Russian colony at Chefoo, bnt they
cay unless the Japanese are prepared to
lose 50,000 men Port Arthur can not
fall then. The forts at (iolden hill,
Tiger's Tail and|Liatoehan are capable
of prolonged resistance when all else >
The duration of resistance is depen
dent alone upon the quantity of am
munition the Russians possess.
Washington, D. C, Nov. 4.—Presi
dent Roosevelt escaped death by almost
a miracle a week ago last Sunday.
This act became known only Thursday
for the first time. The president was
thrown from his horse while, riding in
t!i-' OOtmtry He was riding at high
speed toward a high fence. The hnr-t
--stumbled and fell. The president struck
ou his head and was BO s-verly htunued
that he remained unconscious for sev
Mexico City, Oct 80.—Fifteen states
of this republic will send delegates to
the irrigation congress at El Paso,
Texas. Much interest is felt here in
the congress and President Diaz has
shown hearty sympathy with its ob
There is no better proof of genius
than to be able to create gladness.
Taooma, Wash., Nov. 2.—John A.
Curlson, a oontiaotor, was shot and
probably fatally wounded by his son.
Ball J. Carlson, chief night operator
at the Taooma office of the Western
Inion Telegraph company, at the fam
ily residence shortly after ;l o'clock in
afternoon. The injured man was first
Hupposed to have been instantly killed
,by the bullet from his son's revolver.
1 Later, however, it was discovered that
life was not extinct.
Ctrlaoa whh removed to the hospital
where he is still alive. The tttttdiag
physicians hold out no hope f«r his re
Immediately after the tragedy the
sono hastened to the sheriff's office and
surrendered himself. He detailed the
circumstances of the shooting, explain
ing that he fired beliveing it nceeshary
in order to save the life of his mother
mid his own because his father appear
ed to be determined to commit donbl*
Minneapolis, Minn., Not. 2. —In all
probability former Mayor Albert A.
Ames will be a free man and never
again will be tried under the indiot
ments entered aa a result of the' graft
ing" daringh in administration v
ohief exeontive of this city. That he
is a fTee man he owes to nror Charle«
D. Barnes of Minnetonka Mills, who
stood by him for 60 hoars and refused
to allow 11 other men to vote Ames in
to the penitentiary. From the first,
the 11 men voted for oonviction, bat
Harne stood firmly for acquittal. It in
stated that in all probability the
oharges will be dinmii-wd, the former
mayor now having had three trials.
Wn'la Walla, Wash., Oct. 81.—The
committee on the opeu river movement
has received pledges to the amount of
$!WOO in a Hhort time. Only a few
more d#ys more of canvassing will be
needed to raise the nee»>HHary $5000
assigned Walla Walla county an itn
share of the money to be railed for the
From Cape Nome.
From Caps Nome Nugget: Since
June Xi last the sum of $3,261,665.40
in gold dust mid hull ion has been en
tered at the local customs house tor
shipment to the outside. The first
shipment amounted To $268,697.45, and
wus sent out on June Xi on the steam
ship Oregon. All of this amount wan
from the "spring cleanup," which ac
cording to The Nugget's estimate of
June 22. was $1,333,000.
Besides the gold dust entered at the
customs notwe for shipment, proban
ly $100,000 was seni to the outside
through the postofflce prior to the pro
mulgation of the order of the post
office department, which virhnWly
shut off the shipment of considerable
amounts of dost through the post
it is practically impossible to secure
accurate data as to the gold produc
tion during the season just closing. It
is probable that it will reach at least
$3,000,000, or a total output, for tiiO
year (including that realized from win
ter diggings) of a sum slightly in ex
cess of $4,000,000.
It. Is stated by those in a position to
know, that at leant 1500,000 in dust, and
bullion is yet to he shipped to the
states. This will go out on the last
steamers leaving Nome for the sea
The Nugget's estimate of the pro
duction of 1903 was $4,004,000, and the
returns from the United States mint
practically verified the estimate.
The result of the present .season's
work, in view of existing circum
stances, the late spring and the lack
of rain at. the beginning of the season,
mining men say, is entirely satisfac
Dun's Weekly report says: Mild
weather early in the week checked the
distribution of seasonable goods, but
had a permanent value in facilitating
the harvesting of cotton and late grain.
Subsequently the temperature fell, re
storing retail trade in wearing apparel,
fuel and similar products to greater
activity than was experienced a year
ago. Building operations are active,
strengthening the markets for lumber
and materials. Manufacturing plants
are making steady gains, particularly
in leading industries, and it is sig
nificant that reluctance to do business
has shifted from buyers to sellers,
eliminating largely the concessions in
prices that prevented stability. Labor
is unusually well employed, judging by
the official compilation of the unions.
Demand for domestic hides in west
ern markets continues sufficient to
absorb all offerings, fully maintaining
i quotations and in some cases causing
! advances. After a long period of dull
ness there has occurred a general ad
vance of a small fraction la foreign
K. F. W. Bceskove, better known as
"Coyote Hill," one of the mo3t prom
inent of western Montana backwoods
men and prospectors, after having been
married five times, has instituted »
divorce action which has not yet been
decided, but Beeskove has inserted an
"ad" for a helpmate in a Chicago mat