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Port Arthur has surrendered. Ex
hausted by the months of almost oon
stant fighting, decimated by disease
and casualties and hopelessly sealed in
its rooky fortress, the gallant garrisoa
has yielded to its gallant beaeigers and
the end is now written of one of the
moat dramatic war incidents of modern
At 9 o'olock Sunday night General
Nogi, oommandnig the Japanese army
of invasion, received from the Russian
general, Stoessel, a note saving that he
found resistance useless and asking for
a meeting to arrange terms of capitu
The note wan simple and direct and
the Japanese general immediately
named cominiKKionerH to confer with
representatives of the .Russian com
mander. They met at DOOU Monday to
arrange the conditions of surrender.
The nature of the terms agreed upon
is not yet known, but dispatches from
Tokio indicate that they will be of the
most magnanimous character. The
emperor of Japan himself, through the
chief of Staff i has _iven bopllo his ex
pression thut " General BtOOMOI lias
rendered commendable service to his
country in the midst of difficulties,"
and that it is his wish "that military
honors be shown him."
A dispatch from Tokio quotes mili
tary opinion as believing that the en
tire garrison will be allowed to march
out under arms and may be sent to
Russia on parole. Late dispatches
from Japan have shown that the gal
lant defense of Stoessel and his men
has nowhere bee i given a finer appre
ciation than in the land of his foes,
and it is more than likely that Japan
will embrace the opportunity to show
her magnanimity and admiration of
the gallantry of Port Arthurs' defend*
ers by allowing them all the honors
which war jMTiirits a victorious army
to bestow upon the vanquished.
The following is the letter received
by Nogi from Stoessel:
"Jugding by the general condition
of the whole line of hostile position
held by you, I rind further resistance
at Port Arthur usless, and for the pur
pose of preventing needless sacrifice of
lives I propose to hold negotiations
with reference to capitulation. Should
you consent to the same you will please
appoint commissioners for diseasing
the order and conditions regarding
capitulation, and also appoint a place
for such commioners to meet the same
Apitointed by me.
"t fake tihs opportunity to convey
' to your excellency assurance of ray re
The following reply was addressed
to the Russian general:
"I have the honor to reply to your
proposal to hold negotiations regarding
the conditions and order of capitula
tion-. For this purpose 1 have appoint
ed as commissioner Major General
Ijiohi, ohief of staff of our army. He
will be aocompanied by some staff offi
cers and civil officials. They will
meet your commissioners January 2,
noon, at Shuishiyiug. Abe commis
sioners of both parties will be empow
ered to sign a convention for the capit
ulation without waiting for ratifica
tion, and caudo the same to take im
mediate effect. Authorisation for «uch
planar; powers shall be signed by the
highest offioer of both the negotiating
parties, and the same shall he exchang
ed by the respective commissioners.
"i avail myself of this opportunity
to convey to your excellency assurances
of my respect. NOGI."
It is believed that the Port Arthur
gaarrison has reoeied liberal terms.
There is a general disposition to be
magnanimous,in view of the garrison's
In military circles, the opinion was
expressed that the discussion covered
oluy a few questions, including allow
ing the garrison to march out, carry
ing their arms, permitting the garrison
to return to Russia with or without
their officers aud requiring their parole
not to take any further part iv the war.
It is possible that Japan will permit
the entire garrison to return to Russia
with arms, upon giving their parole.
HE CUT HIS OWN THROAT.
George Gleeson Kills Himself Aftei
Quarrel With Wife.
Kansas City.—After attempting th<
life of his wife, Mrs. Lizzie Gleeson
and in the belief that ho had succeed
•d in his efforts to kill her, Georg*
Gleeson. a livery man of St. Joseph
M"., leaned far out of the secont
story window of his mother in law'j
home here and cut his throat with i
razor from ear to ;-ar, in sight of sev
eral hundred persons, who had beet
attracted by Mrs. Qleeaoo*. shrieks
There was no witness to the first pan
of the tragedy except the young wife
who is now dying in the city hospital
A Boston Judge derides that a ho
tel is not %n inn. To the judge's
mind, perhaps, the word "inn" con
veys an Idea of comfort not realized
In his experience with hotels.
Tokio.—l he text of General Nogi's
telegram announcing the capitulation
of the Russian forces at Port Arthur is
"The plenipotentiaries of both part*
ies oonolnded their negotitions Monday
at 4:80 o'clock. The Russian commis
sioner aooepted on the whole the con
ditions stipulated by as and consented
to capitulate. The document has been
prepared and the signatures will be
affixed. Simultaneuoaly with the con
clusion of the initiations both armies
suspended hostilities. It is- expected
that the Japanese army will enter the
city of Port Arthur Tuesday."
LATERThe Russian and Japanese
commissioners appointed I to arrange
the terms of the capitulation of the
Russian forces at Port Arthur signed
the compact of surrender at 9:45
o'clock Monday night.
General Btoeatel'l demands are not
ninny- As regards the wounded now
at Port Arthur they are very exacting,
but not more exacting than the Jap
aueso an- gladly ready to grant. The
Russian commander asked that those
who are seriously ill or wounded be
provided with all possible care and
luxuries at the Port Arthur hospitals,
but that these institutions be relieved
immediately of congestion by removing
the convalescents and slightly wounded
to other hospitals.
Safe escort is asked and has been
granted for the women and a few male
uonoompatants still In the city.
Among the former is Mmo. Stoessel,
who will be sent to tiny place signified
her as a desirable destination, sur
rounded by the best luxuries the Jap
an-He commissary department affords.
Russian officers who reached Chefoo
say that the Port Arthur garrison was
completely worn out by five days of
continuous lighting, that the supply of
food was almost exhausted, and that
the limit of resistance had been reach
ed when General Btoossol made his of
fer of capitulation.
Hears of Defeat
St. Petersburg, Jan. 3 —This city is
floundering hopelessly between wildest
constrenation and the gloom of despair.
For hours the censor succeeded in
suppressing the fateful news from Port
Arthur, but once the first inkling of it
became known, it spread like wildfire
and soon the whole story became
known. The effect was indescribable.
There are those who greet the calamity
as a well deserved puuißhment for the
autocracy, but the majority of the pop
ulation is too stunned to feel anything
but blackest despair. So far as can be
learned, army circles consider the fall
of the fortress in quite a different light
from what it appears in the eyes of na
val officers. Army men say that Port
Arthur having played its part, may
now quit the stage. Its fall will not
effect the future conduct of the war,
as the czar is determined to continue
in his attempt to ultimately defeat the
Japanese. Naval circles, on the other
hand, regard the surrender as an irre
parable disaster, fatal to Russian pres
tige and far reaching in its effect upon
Russia's course in Manchuria.
Tokio. — General Stoessel is being
sharply critized for destroying the Bui
sian warships, attempting to choke the
entrance to the harbor of Port Arthur,
and dispbatohiug the torpedo boat de
stroyers to Chefoo subsequent to his
offer to surrender the fortress.
The Nichi Nichi says that while
General Stoosael made a gallant de
fense, his action in blowing up the
ships after he had offered to surrender,
leaves a lasting blemish on his military
reputation. His act indicates a want
of sincerity and leaves no room for an
extension to him of treatment commen
surate with the reputation won by the
bravery and gallantry of his defense.
The paper contrasts the aotion of the
emperor in directing that full military
honors be paid with that of General
The Jiju characterizes General
Stoessel's aotion as mean and unlawful
nad says that it should deprive him of
any military honors at the hands of his
captors. The paper also revives the
charges of Red Cross violations at Port
Arhur and declares that no treatment
would be too severe in fixing the terms
Too Active In the Campaign.
i Bluffton, Ind. —Postmaster A. L.
8 Sha^nc has received notice of the dis
» miWJT of Rural Carrier Walter L.
• Fetters on the charge of pernicious
1 activity in the late campaign. Fetters
• Is treasurer of the Indiana Associa
t tion of Rural Route Carriers and was
. j slated for the position of national
He who abandons reputation is pret-
I ty apt to abandon character
I Most business Is trying to make
even with waste.
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ULLED FROM DISPATCHES OF
THE ASSOCIATED PRESS.
: 3 V,
v Review of Happen Inge In Both
Eastern and Western Hemispheres
Ourlng the Past Week—National,
Historical, Political and Personal
Events Tersely Told.
San Francisco had earthquakes oi>
January 1, but damage is slight.
It is stated that the sultan will
yield all the points at issue with
Theodore Thomas, the famous mu
sical director, is seriously ill with
Chief Justice Albert Mason of the
Massachusetts supreme court is dead,
aged 68 years.
Rossland, B. C, mines during the
past year, produced 342,325 tons, val
ued at $4,400,012.50.
The president and Mrs. Roosevelt
rounded out the old year by enter,
taining a children's party.
New York rendered its customary
pantomimic greeting to the new year
with more variety than ever before.
Currency transfers by the New York
subtreasury for the year aggregate
$21,220,000, compared with $32,250,000
in 1903. ■ .':
During a recent violent storm in
North Germany four persons were kill
ed and a number injured by collaps
Four persons were injured recently
as the result of a rear end collision
between two "L"' road cars in Kansas
Governor-elect Higgins of New York
has taken the oath of office and the
formal inaugural ceremonies occurred
Frank Cooper, formerly vice presi
dent of the Siegel-Cooper company,
died recently in New Rqchelle, N. V.,
aged 61 years.
The Mexican permanent exposition,
which it was expected would be open
ed on January 1, will not be opened
until February 1.
The reports of an epidemic of diph
theria, smallpox and black pneumo- '
nia, said to be raging in Goldfield,
Nev., are without foundation.
The naval observatory at Washing- '
ton has been notified by cable from
Kiel, Germany, of the discovery of a
comet by Borrelly of Marseilles.
William S. Boiles, Sr., a charter
member of the Memphis Cotton ex
change and one of the best known cot
ton factors lii *ih« .south, is d'aSfl, age.d
92 years. j *i
Samuel Gompeijs, president of the
American Federation of Labor, urges
the employment of workingmen from
Porto Rico in the construction of the
Mr. Ojed, the Spanish minister, has
signed with Secretary Hay an arbi
tration treaty between Spain and the
United States similar to those signed
with other nations.
Fire at Chicago recently completely
destroyed the repair barns of the Chi
cago Union Traction company at For
tiet hstreet and Western avenue, en
tailing a loss of $15,000.
The Danish steamer Alabama, from
the Tyne, December 9, for Baltimore,
which stranded at Stornoway, Outer
Hebrides, is lying on her side, full of (
water, and is apparently unsavable.
Looping the loop on skis, a feat
never before attempted, will be one
of the great attractions at the annual
tournament of the Ski Riders of Amer
ica, to be held in Ishpeming, Mich., I
Through a misplaced switch a pas
senger train ran into a gravel train
standing on asidetrack at Suisun,
Cal. Engineer Henry Peterson of the
passenger train was killed and a pas
senger from Martinez badly injured. |
Both trains were badly wrecked.
Vienna. —Emperor Francis Joseph
has given an order to former Premier
Baron Gautch yon Frankenthuru, pres
ident of the supreme court of ac- j
counts, and a decree was issued ap
pointing him premier. The other
members of the cabinet retain their
REMOVAL OF ATTORNEY HALL.
President Acts Upon Suggestion of
Washington, D. C. —The summary
removal of United States District At
torney Hall of Oregon was ordered
Saturday. It forecasted the returning
of indictments against Senator Mitch- j
ell and Congressman Hermann. Sec
retary Hitchcock has been Insisting
upon the removal of Mr. Hall for some
time, claiming he was protecting prom
inent parties in the Oregon land fraud
cases, who would otherwise be indict
ed. He has urged this so persistently
upon the president that today, after
a lengthy report from Special Prose
cutor Heney was presented to the
president. District Attorney Hall's
summary removal was decided upon. j
:! A man cannot preach straight truths
when he is trying to dodge between
his Master above and hie master in
BAD REUNION OF CHABWICKS.
Husband of the Now Notoriws Wo- ■
man Sees Wife.
Cleveland, 0., Jan. 2.— Sherf Barry
and Dr. Leroy S. Chadwick taive ar
rived hers from New York. A ball
bond for $10,000 waß furnisled for
Dr. Chadwick'a appearance in criminal
As soon as the formalities in con
nection with the bond were conpleted
I Dr. Chadwick was admitted to the
woman's department of the jail, where
his wife is held a prisoner.
Husband and Wife Meet
The meeting between the tiro was
pathetic in the extreme. Mrs. Chad
wick arose when she heard th« steps
in the corridor and fell into her hus
band's arms when she recognized
him. Both broke down and wept con
vulsively for several minutes, while
clinging to each other, the sheriff at
tempting meanwhile to console them.
There was no artificiality about the
scene. Genuine grief, genuine joy in
termingled. Even the sheriff was
deeply affected. Little by little the
first shock grew less severe and the
tWO sat down for a talk that con
tinued for an hour and a half. There
were pleadings and partial responses
when the more serious predicament
of husband and wife were at length
Dr. Chadwick has lost his all in the
operation! of bit wife, and the large
Independent fortune of his only child
has been swept away. Sufficient, rea
son, it would seem, for some show of
hardness on his part. Mrs. Chadwick
l tried to imbue him with the thought
of her innocence of any wrongdoing.
His only response to these pleas was
"I hope so."
"Trust Me, Trust Me," She Cries.
The trouble into which both have
been plunged were thoroughly dis
cussed. The wife told the story, inter-
I spersed by violent fits of weeping,
in which at times Dr. Chadwick join
ed. There were no apparent evasion,
but there was a constant cry of "Trust
! me, trust me" on the part of the wo
j "Don't believe these stories which
I the newspapers have been printing
[about me," she said. "They are all
,lies; every one of them. I have done
■ nothing wrong. Believe me; trust
jine; everything will come out all right
iin the end, and it will be seen that I
have been guilty of none of these
things the public charges me with.
I Don't think 1 deceive you; I will tell
I you the truth, and I tell you that all
these reports are lies—lies."
Husband Is Confuted,
"I can eniv hope, to," feat the hus
band's answer. "I have knitted
and it is hard to believe anything, my
mind is po confused. This has been
such a terrible shock, and I don't un
derstand any of it."
Sheriff Broke Rules.
In permitting Dr. Chadwick to visit
his wife, Sheriff Harry may find him
self in trouble with the federal au
thorities because the visit between
the physician and his wife had been
allowed without a formal application
to the federal authorities and the nec
essary permit to visit her not having
It is stated that Palouse City will
enlarge their opera house this year.
The Whitman County Bar associa
tion held its annual meeting and ban
quet in Colfax Friday night, and the
affair was the most brilliant in the
history of the association.
E. Neichoff. an inventor of Tacoma,
is in Washington, D. C. His father was
an engineer, and for many years he
himself was the proprietor of a bak
ery in the northwest. He is here to
lay before the navy department the
merits of a new torpedo and shell in
|vention, which, if successful, he be
lieves would revolutionize present tor
pedo construction and methods of
naval warfare. Patents were taken
out last month, and wheD the models
were submitted to Admiral Mason of
the bureau of ordinance he expressed
himself in a report to Secretary Mor
ton as being highly pleased with some
features of it.
Two contracts hare been closed by
the state of Oregon for constructing
the Celllo portage road.
E. H. Anderson, former principal of
the Salem public schools, has arrived
in Athena to take the position vacated
, by Professor M. U Watts as principal
lof the Athena public schools.
The comptroller of the currency has
issued a certificate authorizing the
First National bank at Newberg, Ore.,
to begin business, with a capital of
I Rev. H." S. Shangle, presiding elder
of the Methodist church south of the
Milton district, his left for Nashville,
Term., to take a two months' course
in a school of higher missionary work.
j A meeting was held at Pendleton
recently to decile whether or not
Unutilla county B hall hold county
fairs. Every on; O f the large crowd
present was enfiuslasUcally in favor
o' doing so. |
JAPB CAPTURE FORTB.
Slowly Working Their Way to Port
Toklo, Jan. 1, 7 a. m.—Sungahu
mountain (Banonia hill) was storiped
and captured yesterday (Saturday) by
the Japanese forces beseiging Port
The war department confirms the
reported assault on and capture of
Sungshu mountain yesterday by the
forces beseiging Port Arthur. The at
tack began after the capture of Rih
lung mountain. At first the attack
I failed to succeed on account of the
protection which the Russians enjoy
ed and the desperate character of
their defense. Yesterday at 10 a. m.
the Japanese exploded a series of
mines, and immediately assaulted the
works, which they entirely occupied
by 11 o'clock. The Russians explod
ed a series of mines as they retired.
A portion of the garrison retreated
southward. Another portion held the
gorge, whore they were buried by the
debris thrown up by the explosiop of
their own mines. •
Sungshu mountain, the official name
of which is West Rihlung mountain,
is one of the inner defenses of Port
The Japanese rescued 162 Russian
soldiers who were entombed in a g^rgn
of Shungshu mountain. The Japanese
have exploded and captured a portion
of the wall near Panlung mountain.
Rural route No. 3, from Troy to
granted and the service \vill be inaugu
rated about February 1.
The county officials elected at the
November election are now spending
much of their time in the offices of
their predecessors preparatory to as
suming their duties on Monday, Jan
Coroner L. D. Jameson of Latah
county has held an inquest over the
remains of James H. Reid, the old
man who was burned to death in his
shack recently. The verdict of the
jury was that "he came to h^ death
by accidental burning of his home on
his farm near Clyde.
The reclamation service, at the re
quest of Senator Heyburn, has Com
menced an investigation of the feasi
bility of the project for the construc
tion of a dam at the head of the
Blackfoot river to impound sufficient
water to irrigate 20,000 acres of land
A light fall of snow has started the
logging business at tbo mills on Craig
mountain. The Wood & Chesley mill
at Chesley will put in over 1,000,000
feet this winter, ar/l the Star mill and
Damrose mill, wrf also put in over
l,oof\<>oo '-«•■•-' aacy.
R. Iv. Bradley,' who superintended
the recent improvements at the Gold
Hunter mill at Mullan, has signed a
one year contract with a large east
ern mining machinery house to go to
South America and take charge of the '
erection of some concentrators that
are soon to be built there.
The bcene of the land fraud inves
tigation will shortly be transferred
from Oregon to Idaho. President
Roosevelt has received information
from what is believed to be a thor
oughly reliable source that wholesale
land frauds have been perpetrated in
the state, with the connivance, if not
the open cooperation of the leading
federal officials both in land offices
and in tie district attorney's office.
SPEND HUNDREDS OF MILLIONS.
Czar Approves Plan to Build Scores
St. Pettrsburg.—The czar has sanc
tioned tin expenditure of hundreds of
millions of dollars in rebuilding the
navy. Tie program of construction
will occupy 10 years. The ships al
ready decided upon, which are to be
delivered within from three to five
Eight battleships of the type of the
Slava and eight of the type of the An
drei Pervosvanni, six cruisers of the
type of the Bayan, six of the type of
the Novik, improved, and six of the
type of the Bogatyr; 50 500 ton de
stroyers, 100 destroyers and torpedo
boats of 150 tons, 240 tons and 350
tons; 10 mine laying steamships of
the Yenesei type and four floating
workships of the type of the Kamchat
ka. The belief is that the greater
part of the new navy will be built
Held His Wife Down on Rails.
Carbondale, 111.—A. R, Hemphill and
wife were killed here Saturday by a
fast train on the Illinois Central. He
had been drinking heavily and had
started for this city. Mrs. Hemphill
endeavored to ind-icp him to return,
when he threw her to the track and
fa ' ' h> there vhile the train passed
The navy department is going to es
tablish a vlreless station in the Faral
lone islanls, a group of rocks 32 miles
west of tie entrance to San Francisco
bay. it would be a very important
station ii war time.
It's a wonder the authorities do not
get after Satan for neglecting to equip
his reso# with fire-escapes.
A wiian might be happy without
a new bonnet if no other woman had