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THE EVENING STATESMAN.
VOLUME XXXI. BRAVE KNIGHTS IN BIG PAGEANT len Thousand March Through Streets of Frisco. NOTABLES ARE GIVEN AN OVATION »ii p a rti of the World Represented in the Delegations Attending Grand Conclave. -11 _,\ RANCISCO, ('al., Sept. 6. — flash, figuratively breathing a Lhe glittering decorations : ill around, plumes dane • the light bay breezes, a-- t uniforms of somber I K . ; aying picturesquely against a ol admiring humanity, the host, ten thousand strong, through San Francisco's ... -v today, formally opening the huh triennial conclave of the br*. v The su I id hardly sent its crown • • istern horizon before the iHini inderies were preparing their appointed places and j, to fall in line with the bu gle's 1 Commandery after com with the precision of clock ♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦♦ ♦ 4 ♦ We're Out For the School Trade J 4 school suits. d I Motter-Wheeler Co.l I 103-57-0 Main. 6 and 8 South Third Sts. Phone. Main 65 1 A m t r/, M A W p The shooting season will **UgUSt *3 °i >en ' How about that - gun and ammunition? We i 1 a Line line of all makes of shot guns and a swell line of ammunition, machine or hand loaded. MEYER & KEENEY ZZZZZT •- ~ i ♦ \Z 1 • i ! I * Otir ne previous hot weather j I j - has been debilitating and X ♦ i your stomach is out of order. ♦ J | c reme dies that tone J J J . up the stomach and the whole ♦ ♦I 1 oning up system. I The Hockett Drug' Co. \ A Gold Crown \i I I B~ I Wf "TS looks much better than an \ W I i llf i empty space between your jr teeth. We are specialists I d crown work 0 0 0 stfk &° ston & enta ' P ar ' ors BaumeUter Bid*. WMtti. «tat« library. work, went proudly to its chosen spot and when the hour for the start had ' arrived there was nothing to cause de '■. lay in the giving of the order • Atten tion." Almost on the hour the grand captain ! general gave the signal and the grand : pageant was in motion. From the streets, choked with people from curb |to building, went up a shout, louder | than the blare of the brasses in the ' bands, increasing in volume as the no tables hove into sight. At the head of the imposing column was a platoon of mounted police com manded by Sir Knight, Chief of Police i Witt man of San Francisco. Following : the police came the grand captain gen j eran. Eminent Sir, Chas. L. Field, sur ; rounded by his aides, all mounted on ! horses as black as night. The first grand division, preceded Iby California commandery No. 1, act ! ing as special escort, then swung into ! line. The cheers increased in volume jas the dense crowd caught its first ■ glimpse of the notables of which \ the division was c omposed. In the first carriage were Most Eminent Sir j Henry Bates Stoddard. Grand Master of the Grand Encampment of the United States, and Most Eminent the Earl of Euston. grand master of the great priory of England and Wales. It was a toss of a coin as to which of the two distinguished men received the , greater reception. The Earl was early picked out by the magnificence of his , uniform and decorations and the greet ing that he received was fully typical of the unalloyed welcome that San Franciscans give a gamst () f the city. Tin- Earl, his genial, wholesome coun tenance wreathed in smiles, nodded pleasantly to right and to left, occa- (Continued on Page Four.) THE EVENING STATESMAN WALLA WALLA, WASHINGTON, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6, 1904. NEGK AND NECK FOR MUKDEN RUSSIANS AND JAPS IN RACE Kuropatkin Hopes to Outrun the Enemy and Escape to Harbin—Oyama Doing His Best to Head Off the Russians and Fight a Finishing Battle—Czar's Troops Will Abandon Mukken and Seek Winter Quarters. MUKDEN, Sept. 6. —General Kurop atkln's retreat is being carried out in good order despite the heavy rains which fell yesterday and today, re tarding the heavy guns and the trans port trains. Long lines of commis sariat wagons followed by trains of ar tillery and the full army are dragging their way northward. The Japanese are continually engaging the Russians in the rear. The heads of the commis sariat trains have already passed through Mukden and are proceeding northward. The main Japanese army is marching up along the roads east ward of the Russian lines of retreat, which converge at Mukden. Another Japanese force is heading for Mukden from the westward from the direction of the Liao river. General Oyama is evidently making a race for Mukden. His army has a superiority in num bers and is especially stronger in ar tillery. Japanese Near Mukden. ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 6.—Ac cording to a telegram from Mukden the Japanese forces are now but 14 miles from Mukden and the booming of their cannon is distinctly heard at the stronghold. Russian Troops Dispirited. TmKl<>. Sept. 6. —An official dis patch this evening announces that the bulk of the Russian forces is assem bled at Yentai. Newspaper Jiji reports that tiie retreating Russians have be come dispirited on account of the con stant harassing by the Japanese and a number of Russian soldiers have been shot down by their officers for trying to run away. Rear Guard Fighting. YENTAL Sept. 6.—There was heavy fighting to the northeast today. The Japanese moved northward along the ridges to the east of the railway. Sev eral skirmishes occurred within 20 miles southeast of Mukden. The Rus sians are holding Kuroki in check with Third Battle of Bull Run. GAINESVILLE, Va., Sept. 6.—The ; third battle of Bull Run began at mid -1 night with the placing of outposts by General Bell's army of browns on the thoroughfare and the throwing out of an advance guard by General Grant's army of blues, stationed at Massas. The hours between midnight and dawn were occupied by Grant placing his artillery in advantageous positions for an attack on the browns. Firing from i the big guns began at long range j shortly after daylight and was followed by infantry skirmishes and then by | general fighting nil along the line. There was actual fighting this morn j ing between the Seventh and the Fif- I teenth regular cavalry regiments. The : two regiments met in the road midway ( between the two camps and charged I one another. They fought with fists i and Hat swords and there was much trouble in separating them. None was seriously hurt. There is keen rivalry between ihe two regiments and some ill feeling. Up to 1 o'clock this afternoon no col lision of any consequence occurred. A line ol battle however, has been form led and the attacking force being : marshaled for an assault. Military ex ; perts look for the main engagement j tomorrow. General Bell has advanced his line at least two miles further east than the one he originally took up. Diaz May Hunt With Roosevelt. GALVESTON, Texas, Sept. 6.—Pres ident Roosevelt some time ago prom • ised Colonel Cecil Lyons, charman of the Texas republican executive com | mittee that he would come here for a ! week's hunting expedition in Indian Territory in November. President ; Diaz of Mexico will visit El Paso and attend the National Irrigation con gress at the same time and he will be invited to participate in the hunt with Roosevelt. It is understood he will ac ; cept. Princess Louise in Island of Jersey. VIENNA, Sept. 6.—A telegram re ceived today reports that the Princess Louise of Saxe-Coburg and Count Kegleviteh Mattanisch, with whom she eloped, have arrived at the island of Jersey by way of France. rear guard actions while the Russians of the Liao Yang army proceed north ward. Alexiff at Harbin. LONDON, Sept. 6.—The Harbin cor respondent of the Central News agency wires that Viceroy Alexiff with his staff has arrived at Harbin, having transferred his headquarters from Vladivostock. Russians to Abandon Mukden. ST. PETERSBURG. Sept. 6.—The Harbin correspondent of Russ wires that the Japanese are now within 25 miles of Mukden. He repeats the re port that the Russians are preparing to abandon the city and that the evacu ation has already begun. The censor ship is being transferred from Mukden for the present to Harbin as the inter uption of telegraph lines is believed to be probable. Russians Still on the Run. TOKIO, Sept. H.—lt is reported that th»- Russians are retiring beyong Ten tai. which Kuropatkin had occupied. The Japs Are Weary. LONDON, Sept. B.—The latest news of Kuroki's movements is that his troops are exhausted by the continu ous marching and righting of the past week. Another Russian Cruiser to Disarm. TOKIO, Sept. 6.—The Japanese gov ernment was today informed by the French minister at Tokio that the Rus sian cruiser Diana, which took refuge ! at Saigon August 20, will disarm at ! that port. Port Arthur Falls Again. LONDON, Sept. 6.—A dispatch from I St. Petersburg states that a newspaper there has published a report of the < fall of Port Arthur, but the edition was i recalled before it obtained a sale. The report of the fall of Port Arthur is | current at the Russian capital, but it | seems vague and is given little credit. Callers at Sagamore Hill. OYSTER BAY. Sept. 6.—Chairman Cortelyou of the republican national committee left Sagamore quietly this morning. Attorney General Moody was a caller at Sagamore Hill today. He came to give the president his impres sions of the outlook in New England. He thinks the republican plurality in Vermont today will go above the 25,000 margin. An Italian tramp was ar rested at Sagamore Hill yesterday but was released by Squire Franklin, lo cal justice as he seemed harmless. Masked Robbers Secure Booty. S< X'DERTON. Pa.. Sept. 6. —Six masked robbers blew open the safe of the Lehigh Valley Traction company's barn early this morning and escaped with nearly $800, the receipts of yester day. The robbers assaulted several employes who resisted and bound and gagged them. They had only time to blow one safe when an alarm was sounded and they fled in a stolen wagon. Townsmen pursued them in an automobile, but failed to catch them. Fatal Tunnel Accident in Chicago. CHICAGO, Sept. 6.—One person was probably fatally hurt and half a dozen others were slightly injured this morn ing in the Washington street tunnel when a trailer cable train jumped the track and crashed into the walls of the tunnel. Mrs. Kersten had a leg crush ed off and will probably die. Another Fatal Collision. SLATER. Mo.. Sept. 6.—Four per sons are reported killed and many in jured as the result of a head-on col lision 25 miles west of here. Boy Dies of Hydrophobia. CHICAGO. Sept. 6.—Speeding by train from Columbus to Chicago in the hope of relief by the pasteur treat ment for hydrophobia, Robert Stryk land. a fair haired boy of five, died on the train last night in the midst of terrible convulsions incident to the disease. Colored Politician Shot. ST. JOSEPH, Mo., Sept. 6.—Accus ing him of paying attentions to his wife. Dr. William Garrison today shot Dr. J. R. A. Crosaland, a politician and former minister to Liberia. Both are colored. Crossland's condition is serious. The shooting was with a pistol, duelists exchanged four shots. The men were in a barber shop and on sug gestion of Crossland withdrew to the street, where the firing began. Carrion was arrested. PITCHED BURNING STRAW. A Farm Hand Tried to Save His Wagon by Throwing Off Burning Load. When the load of straw he was haul ing caught lire T. Van Hollenbeck's hired man jumped back into the wagon and fanned the blaze in his efforts to get the burning load off and save the wagon. He was hauling straw over the road being repaired by the county near B. F. Simmons' place nine miles north of Eureka flat yesterday after noon. The fire is supposed to have been smouldering in the straw packed down in a rut in the road and to have been carried up into the load by the wheel, unnoticed by the driver until it flared up. The horses stood perfectly still until the man recovered his wdts sufficiently to release them, but not un til their tails weer almost singed off. The was completely destroyed and the straw in the road caught fire and burned for a considerable distance. PENSION DAY. Busy Times for the County Clerk Today. Today was pension day at the county clerk's office and Clerk Hill and his deputies have been on the jump all day. Most of the recipients of Uncle Sam's bounty in this section receive their checks through Pension Agent i Jesse B-. Fuller of San Francisco and all these, about 150 in number, must have their vouchers made out by the country clerk every three months. About 85 of these came in today, of 1 which <8 were invalid pensions and the other seven were widows. Seventy four were for services rendered in the war of the rebellion, while eight were to Indian war veterans and three to survivors of the war with Mexico in ls4v NELSON 6ETS DECISION. Battling Nelson yesterday won the decision over Aurella Herrera at Butte ;in a 20-round contest that is described ', by fight c ritics as being one of the ! fastest and fiercest ring battle ever pulled off in Montana. As a result of the fight the Butte miners who had backed the Mexican to win are nearly "broke" today. The men fought at the : club grounds just outside the city lim its and the bout was witnessed by 10.- --000 people. After the sixth round Nel- ; ; son had the best of the fight, frequent- ; Ily pounding the Mexican into groggi- ; j ness, but his superb condition brought him up every round to continue the j battle. In the ninth round Herrera was i very weak and Nelson landed almost at j i will, but could not put his man to sleep. ! 'In the eleventh round Herrera showed his wonderful recuperative powers and almost made it an even battle, but the terrific punishment he received in the I next round distressed him so that his j backers lost heart. The last nine j rounds were give and take, Nelson be ing so weak that he could not finish his man. At the finish Nelson was award ed the decision. REV. 6ANTZ RETURNS. After Spending His Vacation on the Sound and Coast. Rev. Albert Dale Gantz returned last | evening on the O. R. & N. train from , Portland, having come up yesterday i with a train full of excursionists bound ' for St. Louis to visit the fair. On Sun ' day he preached in Portland, occupy - j ing the pulpit of Rev. Sharp, who oc ! oupied the pulpit of the Presbyterian church in this city. He says that the : district surrounding Portland is now very busy as the hop picking season is at its height. Mr. Gantz has spent most of the summer at Seattle, but stopped a few days at Westport and Hoquiam on his way home. TOKEN OF ESTEEM. Rev. Henry Brown, who for the last six years has been presiding elder of the Spokane dstrict of the Methodist Episcopal church, was presented with a fine gold watch and chain on Satur day morning at The Dalles by the min isters of his district. Rev. Brown is to be pastor of the First Methodist church in this city. He is held in very high esteem by the ministers of his district. The presentation took place in the vestibule of the Methodist church at The Dalles just after the morning session of the conference was over. Rev. Brown was very much af fected by the action of his friends and was hardly able to express bis thanks. NUMBER 148. STRIKERS ASK FOR OLD PLACES Packers Taking Them at Sam Old Terms. DONNELLY HAS CEASED BOASTIK Effort to Create Meat Famine Hit Been Abandoned—Public Would Not Stand It CHICAGO, Sept. 6.—Thut the vote of the striking butchers and workmen to be taken today will end the stock yards struggle and that the men will go back to work tomorrow is freely pre ; dieted at the strikers' headquarters. 'In the meantime the general sympa , thetic strike ordered for Wednesday morning is held in abeyance. This will also apply to the order declaring all meat unfair after tonight. While, the strikers refuse to talk generally it is accepted that the conference be tween the strike leaders and represen , tatives of the packers resulted in an agreement that the latter will take the 1 men back on the old terms on the con : dition that the strike be called off. 1 The general sentiment among the striking butchers and allied trades now out favors the acceptance of the pack ers' proposition and return to work. More than 1000 strikers had applied for their old places in the yards at 9 o'clock this morning. To Miss Mary McDowell, head of the University settlement, is given credit for reopening negotiations between the packers and the strikers. While she has been openly sympathizing with the strikers and aiding their families her j good offices were accepted by the pack ers, who made known their terms ' through her. Upon this new proposi tion a referendum vote will be taken j today and the result of the vote will pro -ably be known by 6 o'clock this evening. Today's meeting of the allied trades conference board resulted In unanimous instructions to all unions involved to. meet this afternoon and decade wheth er or not to call the strike off. Omaha Strikers Returning to Work. OMAHA. Sept. 6. —Anticipating the end of the strike about 200 strikers ap plied for their old places this morning and 50 were taken back. Of 300 negro union men who went out 275 have re-> turned to work in the last three days. All are skilled men. Missouri Butchers Stay Out. KANSAS CITY, Sept. 6.—The cattle butchers voted this morning by 71 to 11 to stay out. Eight other unions are voting on the question. The packers report that few union men are apply ing for work. Vote to Go Back to Work. EAST ST. LoUIS. Sept. 6.—By a vote of 750 to 511 the strikers today decided to return to work on the pack ers' terms. President Donnelly was notified of the result. The Vermont Election. BURLINGTON, Vt., Sept. 6.—A tre mendous vote was cast this morning according to advices from all parts of the state. The strife between the par ties is the bitterest ever known in the state and one of the largest votes will be polled. The democrats are confident that they will reduce the republican ma jority to 16,000 or 17,000. Olney Visits Parker. ESOPUS. Sept. 6.—Secretary of State Richard Olney spent the day with Parker. BALL A SUCCESS. That Given by the Labor Unions Last Night. The ball given in Armory hall last night by the Trades Council was a great success. Over 200 tickets were sold and there were many more ladies present than men. It was the largest crowd which has been on the floor for some time. The committee has not figured things up yet, but it is probable that they will net a neat little sum as the result of yesterday's work. There were 1470 paid admissions at the fair grounds in the afternoon. The committee will meet Thursday evening for the purpose of auditing- and paying bills.