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VOL. LIV. XO. 194.
THE ARGUS, .THURSDAY, JUNE 1, 1905.
TRICE TWO CENTS.
JAPANESE STILL GATHER DETAILS
OF LOSSES INFLICTED IN SEA BATTLE
Not AH Reports Received
Rojestvensky's Wounds Will
Probably Result Fa
tally "Washington, June 1. The Japanese
legatioV today made public the follow
ing dispatch from Toklo:
"A dispatch from Togo, received
May 31, says:
Commander Kasuga returned this af
ternoon with the survivors of the Dmi
tri Donskoi, and reports the Donskoi
on the morning of the 29th opened a
Kinston valve, and sank .and those on
board, including survivors from the
Oslyabya and destroyer Douinvi, land
ed oil tfrleung island.
Bulnjr Waa Sunk.
It appears the Duiny took aboard
liojest vensky and staff before the sink
ing of the flagship the afternoon of
the 27th. and also 200 of the Oslyabya's
crew .but finding navigation difficult,
transferred Rojestvensky to the Bie
dovy, and while running northward the
next morning, the 28th, met the Don
skoi, to which all aboard were trans
ferred, and the Buiny sank herself.
Klllrd at I'lrat Shut.
Thq, Oslyabya, according to the sur
vivors, had the conning tower struck
at the first straight shot of the battle,
the 27th, and Admiral Voelkersham
was killed, and after a succession of
bhots, sank at about 3 in the after
noon. The survivors of the Donskoi
say they saw . two destroyers sink In
the thick of the battle at noon the 27th.
This, if true, makes five Russian de
Kamluiaara Ktarta Month. .
Tokio. June 1. 4 a. m. Vice Admiral
Kaintmura and a fleet of swift cruisers
have started for the south at full speed.
It is believed that the missing cruisers
Aurora. Jemtchug and Olog have been
loeated off Shanghai find that Kami
lnura has gone In pursuit.
Ihw Off fthanithat.
St. Petersburg, June 1. The Rus
sian agent at Shanghai telegraphs that
lie is informed that the Russian war
ships Aurora, Jemtchug and Oleg are
off Shanghai, in latitude 31. Admiral
Enquist is aboard one of them. They
are hoping to communicate with col
liers and will try to get to Vladivostok.
Another at Vladivostok.
St. Petersburg. June 1. The Rus
sian steamer Ixumrud has arrived at
t urlkrraliiim Killrd.
Washington, June 1. Minister Gris
com. at Tokio, cables It has been offi
cially announced that Admiral Voel
kersham was killed, and not -captured,
as previously reported.
STORY OF RELENTLESS
PURSUIT OF RUSSIAN
VESSELS TOLD BY JAPS
Toklo. June 1. The navy depart
ment made the following announce
"Later reports from different divis
ions of the fleet engaged iu the naval
battle are as follows:
"The Russian battleship Oslyabya
was heavily damaged in the early part
of the night on Saturday, going down
at 3 in the afternoon. The first Rus
sian vessel sunk was the battleship
I'uraurd and Sunk.
"The armored cruisers Admiral Nak
hiraoff and Vladimir Monomakh, after
being in the general engagement
during the day time, were still further
damaged by torpedoes during attacks
by night, and were eventually com
pletely disabled. They drifted into the
vicinity of Tsu islands, where they
were discovered Suuday morning by
four auxiliary cruisers which were
about to capture them, but they all
sank. Crews of our auxiliary cruisers
rescued 915 of the crews of the sunken
Torpedoed Kear TlmeB.
"The battleship Navarin was torpe
doed four times after sundown Satur
day and sank. Survivors of the Nava
rin's crew confirm the story of her de
struction. "The cruisers Niitaka and Otawa
discovered the Russian cruiser Sviet
lana at 9 Sunday morning in the vi
cinity of Chappyan bay and Immedi
ately attacked and sunk her. The com
mander of the Niitaka reports the fact.
"It is suspected the Russian cruis
ers Almaz and Aurora were sunk by
torpedoes on the, night of the 27th.
Jeaatrha In Uouht.
"A former report Includes the state-
Tokio, June 1. A rough estimate
made of the Russian losses in the nav
al battle exclusive of nearly 4,000 pris
oners, vary from 7K) to 9.000. It is
feared the majority perished. Many
bodies have been washed ashore near
the scene of the battle.
The necessity for secrecy no longer
existing, the navy department confirms
KANSAS CITY HOD
CARRIERS GO OUT
Strike of 1,000 Men for Higher Wages
Paralyzes Building In
dustry. Kansas City, June 1. Nearly 1,000
hod carriers struck today to enforce
demands for an increase in wages.
Nearly all the strikers are negroes.
Building operations are practically
ment that the Russian cruiser Jemt
chug was sunk, but as yet this remains
"Judging from this and former re
ports, the enemy's main strength, con
sisting of eight battleships, was de
stroyed or captured, three armored
cruisers and three coast defense ships
destroyed or captured, and with the
second class cruisers and other ves
sels destroyed, the enemy's fighting
power is thus annihilated.
"Later reports show that during the
night of the 27th three of our torpedo
boats were s.unk by the enemy's fire.
Comrades rescued the majority of the
Mo Other Damaace.
"Besides the above no damage worth
reporting was sustained. No warships
or destroyers suffered any loss of fight
ing or navigating power. Our casual
ties do not exceed J00 killed and
"Nearly the whole strength of both
combatants met in battle and the area
of fighting was very wide. The day
proved foggy, and even without smoke
and fumes resulting from the battle, it
was impossible to see five miles. Con
sequently during the day it was impos
sible to locate or observe all the ships
under my command. Moreover, the
fighting having lasted two days and
sjiips of the command being scattered
for the purpose of chasing and attack
ing the enemy, having received special
orders after the battle, it is imiossible
to collect and frame any detailed re
port covering the whole battle at the
Will I'nrolc OIHcrra.
It is understood that the emperor in
tends to direct that the Russian officers
captured at naval battle be given terms
of parole, identical with those granted
the army officers taken at the surren
der of Port Arthur. An officer of the
Russian battleship Borodino, brought
aa prisoner to the Maizura navy yard.
RUSSIA MUST HAVE REFORM NOW
NEWS OF DISASTER REACHING PEOPLE CAUSES MUTTERINGS THAT
CANNOT BE DISREGARDED CZAR STILL HESITATES.
St. Petersburg. June 1. The extra
ordinary council at Tsarskoe-Selo yes
terday reached no conclusion on the
subject of peace, but definite reports
say the emperor agreed to meet the in
ternal situation by the immediate proc
lamation of a decree providing for the
convocation of a national assembly.
.Muat Art at Once.
St. Petersburg, June 1. The immedi
ate realization of imperial reforms
seems the only thing that can save the
government from the wrath of the pop
ulace. The truth is now known to the
public in the capital and will soon
spread over the empire. The mutter
ings of the people are certain to have
an ominous effect on the army at the
Plan to Take Advantage.
It is feared revolutionaries and so
cialists are planning to take advan
tage of the government's discomfiture
by inciting demonstrations and a re
newal of strikes. As a precautionary
measure, more guard regiments ha4e
been brought to St. Petersburg. The
liberals also consider the government
is at last in a comer and the time has
come to strike.
Press Openly Threatens.
The press no longer asks it threat
ens. Even the Novoe Vremya warns
the government it cannot temporize
and act the coward, but must come out
openly and immediately convene the
people and let them decide.
Newspapers report that Vice Admiral
Birileff. who started for Vladivostok
May 25 to take command of the Bal
LOSS OF VESSELS
CONCEALED OVER YEAR
the reports of the loss of the battle
ship Yashima off Port Arthur In May,
1904, and announces other naval losses
heretofore withheld in the vicinity of
Port Arthur as follows: The torpedo
boat destroyers Akatsuki and Haya
tori, and protected cruiser Takasga,
sunk by mines, gunboat Oshima, sunk
in a collision, and gunboat Atago,
which struck a rock.
Teamsiers Begin Negotiations
With Individual Employers
SHEA IS READY TO TESTIFY
Will Explain to Grand Jury About
$25,000 Offered $10,000 to
Chicago, June 1. A committee con
sisting of three members of the depart
ment store delivery drivers union, ap
pointed by the teamsters' joint council
today opened negotiations with indi
vidual members of the Employers' as
sociation in an effort to settle the
Itady to Kzplalu.
President Shea and Albert Young,
former president of the teamsters'
union, announced today they were
ready to go before the grand jury and
explain how $25,000 was paid into the
treasury of the organization by certain
agents of the Employers' association.
Offrrrd Money to Call Strike.
Shea reiterated his statement made
to the grand jury that two years ago he
was offered $10,000 by an official of
the associated teaming interests to
call a strike against the mail order
house of Sears, Roebuck & Co.
says that while Rojestvensky had rais
ed his flag on the battleship Kniaz Sou
varofT, he was really on board the Bor
odino during the action. When the
Borodino was sinking he boarded the
destroyer Bolivi, on which he was
eventually captured by the Japanese."
ROJESTVENSKY IS IN
LITTLE HOPE FOR HIM
Nagasaki, June 1. A report reaches
here to the effect that little hope is
entertained for the recovery of Ro
jestvensky, now in the hospital at
Sasebo. His wounds consist of a se
vere bruise on the forehead, a slight
fracture of the skull, and other slight
Fully 3.800 Russian naval prisoners
have been landed. Three damaged
(Continued on Eighth Page.)
tic squadron, is returning to St. Pe
tersburg. !oldler Kill l.odz Striker.
IiOdz. June 1. A conflict between
strikers and Cossacks took place here
yesterday. The soldiers were stoned
by a mob of men who were trying to
bring out some weavers who were at
work, whereupon the troops fired, kill
ing two men and wounding six. A con
dition almost approaching anarchy ex
ists here. The strikers appear to have
supreme control. They are forcing
the manufacturers to close their mills,
and the manufacturers are urging the
governor to proclaim martial law.
STATE D. A. R. ARE IN SESSION
Illinois Daughters Open Meeting at
Monmouth. 111., June 1. The ninth
annual conference of the Illinois
Daughters of the American Revolution
was opened in the Presbyterian church
of this city today. There were about
siity visiting delegates in attendance
besides the members of the local chap
ters. The entertainment for the visit
ors began last evening when the re
gents of two local chapters, Mrs. J. R
Webster and Mrs. Henry Staat gave a
reception at the club house on South
Call for Banks' Condition.
Washington. June 1. The comp
troller of the currency today issued a
call for the condition of national banks
at the close of business May 29.
TOGO NAMES SEA BATTLE.
Tokio, June 1. Admiral Togo,
telegraphing yesterday, says:
The naval battle fought from
the afternoon of May 27 to May
28 in the vicinity of Okino island
and extending to the vicinity of
Orleung island is called the na
val battle of the Sea of Japan."
GEORGE E. LORENZ
TELLS ALL FACTS
Man Indicted With Machen Turns
State'. Evidence at Crawford
Washington, June 1. George E. Lo
renz of Toledo. Ohio, has turned state's
evidence in the trial of William G.
Crawford, charged with conspiracy to
defraud the government in connection
with contracts for furnishing supplies
to the postoffice department.
August W. Machen and Iorenz were
indicted jointly with Crawford, but the
former pleaded guilty and was sen
tenced to two years in the penitentiary
at Moundsvills. W. Va.. and Loreuz
was convicted with Machen and Sam
uel and Diller B. Groff in a similar
fraud trial some time ago. and was
sentenced to two years imprisonment
at Moundsville. It is believed by
many that Lorenz testified for the gov
ernment today under an agreement
that he shall not be prosecuted under
indictments pending against him. al
though the district attorney denies
FRAUD IS CHARGED
IN ST. LOUIS BANK
People's United States Taken Charge
by Secretary of State Inves
St. Ivouis, June 1. Secretary of
State Swanger has taken charge of the
affairs of the People's United States
Bank of St. Louis, and assumed con
trol of its assets. Hit'- action followed
an announcement from Washington
that Assistant Attorney General Good
win is considering a report from the
postoffice department, based on the
findings of its inspectors, and recom
mending that a fraud order be issued
against the bank. '
AMERICAN SCHOONER TENTK
Others Finish in the Internationa
London, June 1. Seven yachts that
started in the ocean race finished yes
terday and this morning in the fol
lowing order: Valhalla, Endymion, Hil
degarde. Sunbeam, Fleur de Lys, Ailsa
The Lizard, June 1. The American
schooner. Thistle, contestant for Em
peror William's cup, finished loth fo
day. ROOSEVELT GOING
THROUGH THE SOUTH
No Extraordinary Session of Congress
Till After November Elec
tions. Washington, June 1. President
Roosevelt will start on a trip through
the south October 17th. The announce
ment was made at the white house to
day. Coupled with it was the state
ment that the extraordinary session of
congress, whick it is the present inten
tion of the president to call, will not
begin until afier the November elec
tions. TAKAHARI CALLS
ON THE PRESIDENT
Japanese Minister Says His Govern
ment is Not Ready to Announce
Washirigton, June 1. Japanese Min
ister Takahira today had a brief talk
with the president about the situation
in the far east. At the conclusion of
the interview Takahira declined to
make public the details of his conver
sation with the president. He said the
mikado's government is not ready yet
to state its peace terms.
Declines French Proposal.
Tangier, June 1. The sultan has
definitely informed the French minis
ter he is unable to accept the French
proposals for reform of the administra
tion of Morocco.
Oil Well at Litchfield, III.
. Litchfield. 111.. June 1. A good flow
of oil was struck by drillers on the
Lane farm, near this city, at a depth
of 600 feet.
Trinidad. Col.. June 1 The Ameri
can Savings bank closed its doors to
day. Liabilities I17G.OO0. assets 196.-000.
FRENCH DIPLOMAT SAID TO HAVE BETH
RECALLED TO RUSSIA Oil PEACE MISSION
St. Petersburg, June 1. An evening
paper today printed a sensational story
from a Paris correspondent saying that
he was in a position to state after the
passage of many telegrams last night
between the French foreign office ami
the French embassy here, M. Rompard
the French ambassador i.-. returning
hastily to St. Petersburg from Paris j messages from Foreign Minister IVI
at the request of Russia to arrange for casse urging Russia to make peace.
Charles J. Bonaparte, of Mary
land, to Become Secre
tary of Navy.
KNOWN AS A REFORMER
President States No Other Changes
in Cabinet Are Likely in
Washington, June 1. President
Roosevelt " has authorized the an
nouncement that Charles J. Bonaparte,
of Haltimore, Md., will be appointed
secretary of the navy to succeed Paul
Morton, who stated yesterday he would
retire July 1 to go to New York to take
charge of the plans for the construc
tion of the subway system for opera
tion iu connection with the surface
.No Olhrr liniiKO l.lkrly.
The president also authorized the
statement that no other change in the
personnel of the cabinet was likely to
take place in the near future. Sec
retary Shaw already has indicated his
intention of retiring from the cabinet
probably next Febrwary. Humors of the
retirement of Attorney General Moody
have been published, but it is under
stood to be his intention now to con
tinue in the cabinet for a year and a
half and perhaps longer.
Kminrnt iim l.nnjfr nnil I'll lilii-lx t .
Eminent as a lawyer and publicist
and a consistent advocate of civil
service reform, Iionaparte has not
been supposed to have more than an
academic interest in the navy. In the
upbuilding of the navy, however, lie is
known to be in perfect accord with
the president, and doubtless will carry
into effect the views of Roosevelt in
strengthening the naval establishment.
When Morton retires he will have
rounded out exactly one year of cab
inet life. He succeeded William H.
Moody, of Massachusetts, who became
402 Decisions by Supreme Court.
Washington, June 1. During the
term of the supreme court of the Flut
ed States, which closed last Monday.
4io cases were docketed and 4"2 cases
were disiosed of. When the court ad
journed there were still 2Su cases on
BOMB FOR ALPHONSO AND LOUBET
SPANISH KING AND FRENCH PRESIDENT HAVE NARROW
FROM DEATH AT ANARCHIST'S HANDS.
Paris, June 1. F a. m. As King Al
fonso was leaving the opera in a car
riage with President I.oubet, surround
ed by mounted municipal guards, a
bomb was hurled at the cortege and
the youthful monarch and the French
ruler had a narrow escape from death.
Wax In l)fi ( rowil.
The Place de I.'Ojera was packed
with a dense crowd as the king and
his escort rode, surrounded by their
guard. On arriving at the corner of
the Rue de Rohan and the Rue de
Rivoli. just before crossing the Seine
to return to the palace on the Quai
d'Orsay, someone' threw a bomb at the
carriage. It exploded just as the ve
hicle was passing, about five feet
away, part of the projectile damaging
the rear wheel of the carriage and kill
ing one of the horses of a guard.
Kltcbt Woundrd Sevrrrly.
Kight persons were severely wound
ed by pieces of the missile. In spite of
great excitement among the crowd, the
police closed in and the carriage con
tinued its way to the Palais d'Orsay.
There it was found that many other
horses of the guards had been injured.
M. Iepine, prefect of police, person
ally made three arrests, one a man
named Arnould. an employe at a la
boratory. Domiciliary visits are being
made this morning at the lodgings of
the persons arrested.
The explosion of the bomb was a
very large one, being heard at a dis
Keatlvitira tout I nor.
Paris, June 1. Accompanied by
CLARK EXPOSITION IS
OPENED AT PORTLAND, OR
peace negotiations. Fiance having
agreed if Japanese terms are too on
erous to undertake to ask the concert
of all the powers to compei hot h pow
ers to mediate. At Nth the foreign
office and the French embassy the
stoiy is denied but there is reason to
believe Horn pa rd is bringing direct
BARRED CRITIC OUT
OF TRUST THEATRES
Twenty-Four Managers Must Stand
Trial at New York for Con
spiracy. New York. June 1. Managers oi
the trust theaters of this city mus
stand trial. on a charge of conspiracy
for having excluded .lames S. Metcal(.
a dramatic critic from their playhous
es. City Magistrate Pool, in the West
Side court, announced his decision in
the long-pending case of Metcalf
against the Theatrical Managers' as
sociation. Metcalf s conspiracy charge
is bused upon the assertion thai the
members of the association passed a
resolution January 12 last by which
they agreed to bar him from their the
ators. Twenty-four managers are
HITS AN OIL WAGON
Engineer and Fireman Burned to
Death in Fire That Fol
lows. Da .won. Ohio. June 1. A Pennsyl
vania passenger train from St. Ixmis
struck an oil wagon at Stillwater
Junction early today. As the oil tank
burst ed the engine fires ignited the
oil and. Kngineer Hdward Gimby and
Fireman Charles Pryor. of Columbus,
were Junied to death. The driver of
the wagon escaped uninjured. The
train was not damaged.
LEWIS B. FISHER, OF NEW
YORK. IS LOMBARD'S HEAD
Trustees of Galesburg College Make
Professor of St. Lawrence Uni
versity New President.
Galesburg. 111.. June 1. The hoard
of trustees of l.om!;ul college has
unanimously elected Lewis 11. Fisher,
I). D., of St. Lawrence university. Can
ton, N.-Y., president. Mr. Fisher, iu
an address, accepted the trust. He
will begin on his new duties soon. He
comes here from St. Lawrence univer
sity, where for 14 years he has filled
the professorship of pastoral theology.
President Loubet. King Alfonso today
continued to enjoy the festivities which
France had prepared iti his honor, ap
parently undismayed by the anarchis
tic attempt on his life last night. F.v
tance of nearly three-quarters of a
mile away. A person who is believed
to have thrown the bomb has been ar
rested. erywhere he was the recipient of tre
Among the persons under arrest
main suspicion attaches to it young la
boratory attendant named Arsone Ar
nould. who is held on the evidence of
a woman who alleges she noticed him
lighting a supposed fue.
tnotber Ilomh Found.
It developed today that shortly af
ter the king passed last night another
bomb was found in the Rue de Rivoli
near the spot where the explosion oc
curred. The bomb contained danger
The plot is said to have been plan
ned at a hotel near the scene of the
CLAYTON S SERVICE IS ENDED
Late Ambassador to Mexico Quits the
Washington. June 1. I'oweil Clay
ton, late ambassador to Mexico, called
at the state department yesterday to
terminate formally hi connection wit
'he diplomatic service. He has turned
over the embassy to the second secre
tary. Mr. Ilejrik". as Mr. Conger, who
oiro'ed to the ambassadorship, has
lot i t ported at hii new post.
Roosevelt Sets Machinery
in Motion by Elec
tricity at Noon.
CEREMONIES OF DAY
Scene of Festivity and Splen
dor Never Equaled
Portland. Ore., June 1. Amidst a
scene of festivity and splendor never
equaled in the Pacific northwest, with
din and clamor of cheering thousands,
accompanied by the booming of artil
lery, the chiming of bells and the blar
ing of bands, Portland today made her
greatest how to the world in the for
mal opening of the Lewis and Clark
centennial exhibition. The event took
place under conditions presaging com
plete success to this historical com
memoration of the blazing trail to
"Old Oregon" by Capt. Merriwether
Lewis and William Clark, who. commis
sioned by President. Jefferson, explor
ed the great Oregon country one hun
dred years ago.
Today's celebration was participated
in by the president of the United
States and his personal representative.
Vice President Charles W. Fairbanks,
representatives of the senate and the
house of representatives of the nation
al congress, of the army and the navy,
together with the governors and staffs
of Colorado. Idaho. Washington and
Oregon, and multitudes of people from
far and near.
All Portland was decked in her best,
business was suspended, the holiday
spirit was everywhere in evidence, and
never in the history of Portland has
this city been called upon to care for
so many people.
The prelude to the actual opening
ceremonies at the exposition consisted
of the parade, a grand pageant of mil
itarism, led by Vice President Fair
banks, the congressional party, visiting
governors, and other dignitaries and
the exposition official. With martial
music constantly playing, this fore
runner of the actuality was greeted by
continued cheering along the entire
line of march from the new postoffice
through the business and residential
sections of Poriland to the fair
As the parade swung into the
grounds, the vice presidential, congres
sional and fair parties were detached
from the column and escorted by the
cavalry between long lines of cheering
thousands to the New York state build
ing. rrexitlrutlnl luc.
Kveiything being in readiness, at
11:45 o'clock Vice President Fairbanks
and party emerged from the New York
building, receiving the vice presidential
salute of H guns. Flanked on either
side by a line of troops, the party
walked to the speaker's stand.
Promptly at 12 o'clock, noon. Presi
dent H." W. Goode, of the exposition,
arose, and. gavel in hand, announced
the beginning of the ceremonies, aud
Rt. Rev. David H. M'ore, bishop of
the Methodist Kpiscopal church, invok
ed the divine blessing.
President Goode thi n delivered, an
address welcoming the people of the.
"Old Oregon" country and the people
of the l'nited States as the guests of
Following President Goode, Gov.
George Chamberlain, of Oregon; Hon.
Jefferson Myers, president of the Lew
is and Clark centennial commission:
Hon. George H. Williams, mayor of
Portland; Hon. Clarence D. Clark, of
Wyoming. representing the l'nited
States senate: Hon. Jarnes A. Tawnej,
on behalf of the house c.f reptesenla
tives; Hon. H. A. Taylor, first assist
ant secretary of the l'nited States
treasury and chairman of the I'nifeii
States government board: Hon. Joseph
G. Cannon, speaker of the hnue of rep
resentatives, and Vic e President Charles
V. Fairbanks, the personal representa
tive of the president, delivered appro
The presidential salute of 21 guii3
was the signal to the impatient throng
that the moment of the opening of the
exposition was at hand. I'pon a tele
graph operator seated at an instrument
in the speaker's stand, the eyes of the
multitude were riveted, and, while the
guns wereHtill booming, the movement
of his hand at the key was a sufficient
indication to the watchers that Presi
dent Roosevelt was iK-ing a lvled that
all was in readiness to receive the sig
nal from the White House which would
formally open the exisltion.
Then followed a wait of several min-
(Continucd on Tage Eight.)