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Tff DAILY """tp'TP'.ajmii1 '' Myj "'tpyn i CAPITA L JOTTR TV A fe VOL. XIV. m" ' " " " ' II II i ! I .. .. ! ll.ll . I yi-il .... llj y I. .. I. I II Mil. ! mi .M. ,... ... ., .. . ,.. .,... in I., . ,.l.l 1 lll-M. 8ALEM, OREGON, THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 1904. NO. 63. i i.. i n , s ' " - 1 - I r L ' AN ISLAND OF SCAB IN AN OCEAN OF PUS Smoot Apparently Guiltless But Surrounded By a Mass of Fanatical and Noisome Corruption Testimony Shows That Among the Church Leaders Polygamy Was the Rule, and Smoot Was Selected to Avoid Questioning w$oeesae9?&9esoe& 9 Russia must mm ENGLAND AFTER JAPAN I Washington, March 10. Andrew Jensen, assistant historian of the Mor mon church, who prepared a book on tho lives of the apostles, was called In tho Hmoot caso this moraine, to toll whero ho obtained his Information. Most of It, ho said, camo from previ ous publications of tho church. About Apostlo Grant, tho witness said Grant' was reputed to havo two wives. An academic discussion of adultery en sued, in which tho witness said tho Mormon peoplo drow a clear distinc tion betweon tho kind of adultery pre sented In Harmon's testimony, and the act of living with plural wives. In response to McComas, tho wltnoss said that only general officers of tho church woro required to obtain tho consent of tho first presidency before ecutive sosslon of hear ovldonco for running for a political ofllce. Dayton aro that a cloudburst did take placo near thoro, and In tho town the heaviest rain in years fell for a short time. German Officials Declare This Result Is Inevitable and Russia Is Pre paring for It Berlin, March 10. Tho Tageblatt .today assorts that the conviction 5 provalls In government circles thaUaRussian war with England will lift InnvltnlilA nn thn miinnmn nf itin wnr wlHi Tnnnn AnHtm nAnn. rations aro proceeding on an olaboratoj scale Including measures for 2 tho defense of the Baltic coast. Prince Uchtomsku, tho czar's confi- $ uuiu, is quoieu as swung a uusaian auneic on inula is imminent. e9a98s;s686e&4ea&9eti8e09990esse TROUBLE WHEN THEY MEET Cloudburst at Dayton. Walla Walla, March 10. Tuesday afternoon at 5 o'clock tho rain de scended In torrents, quickly filling the gutters and flooding a few cellars. It bad all tho earmarks of a cloudburst, and caused tho oldest Inhabitants to loso their reckoning!. Itoports from Must Say or Do Nothing. "Washington, March 10. Tho Presi dent today Issued this executivo or er der: "All officials of tho government aro directed not only to observo tho President's proclamation of neutrality pending tho war, but to abstain from either action or speech which can le gitimately cause Irritation to either of tho combatants." Japs Compel Muscovites to Aban don Some of Their Posi tions on the Yalu -iiw Chamebrlaln III. London, March 10. Investigation of tho roport that Chamberlain Is men tally HI, Indicate there is some basis for tho rumor. Advlcos from Egypt, whoro" Chamberlain fs recuperating, state ho' Is Improving. Will Investigate Postofflce. Washington, March 10. Tho house leadors, recognizing tho temper pro voked by tho Drlstow roport, deter mined not to stand In tho way of the Investigation dosirod by tho majority. jj Out New S Dry Goods Dept f i Our sales for January this year show an Increase of more than to per cent over tho Bame month of last year. February shows an In- crease of moro than 65 per cent over tho same monm lasi yeur. Each now department added helps to reduce tho expense of every other department in tho store nilo n.. .!. t,..nlnnii anilhlM ltd tf lllIV fit tllO lOWCSt QUaU- I tlty prices. Our spot cash plan of business, togethor with economic- uusiness management, enauiea u 10 uuuoiboji & vea w.. Is a Geat Success New Spring Dess Goods, New Em- btfoideties, New Laces, New Dtess Ttimmiflgs. i A big factory shipment of Velvet Grip Hoso Supporters Just In. They're the best. Seo our prices. New SW New Gothingii , -' -l! iU lines of everything in new spring styles, xou" see sowo ui , 4V ...... ' ' ft " new lines in our enow windows. Tfie New Yofk Racket E. T.BARNES, Prop. Is the Place for Cash Buyers to Trade We would bo compelled to Increase our profits from 10 to 15 per ft t if wa did badness la the "regular way." Toklo, March 10. Admiral Kem mura sends tho following roport of tho Japancso attack on VlaJIvostock Sun day. The attack on Vladlvostock on tho Cth, began at 1:50 o'clock In tho afternoon, and lasted 40 minutes. I bollovo tho bombardment was ef fective and demoralized tho enomy, as tho Russian forts didn't reply Tho cruisers subsequently reconnoltored several adjacont places along tho coast but found no traco of tho enemy slnco Napoleon staggered Europo by appearing In tho Plains of Italy, hav ing descended from tho 'Alps as from tho clouds, Its effect througout tho East will bo stupendous. Tho othor nowspapors prefer to wait for author! tativo details boforo accepting this nows. Humors of mediation in the Far East continue to circulato on the contlnont, but evldontly tho British government has no Idea that media tion Is possible BRISTOW STIRS UP POLITICAL HORNFTS NEST His Report Makes Congressmen Of Both Parties Rear Up On Their Hind Legs and Bray Defiance House Adjourns Almost In a Riot Though Both Sides Agree In Denouncing Bristow's Report As a Black mailing Scheme Washington, March D. That any Investigation of tho postofllco depart ment by tho house of representatives will result from tho publication of tho roport Involving members of congross In that connection, was Indicated by ovory expression possiblo short of a vote In that body today. With a whirl wind of protest tho report was takon up by Indignant members, their per sonal connection with It explained, and epithets hurled a Fourth Assist ant Poitmastor-Qonoral Drlstow. Williams (Miss.), tho Democratic loador, urged a comploto Investigation of tho wholo postofllco dopnrtmont. and received tho hearty applauso of both sidos of tho house and gallorlos. It was soon found that tho two hours which had been allotted to tho subject would not bo nearly enough to moot tho porsonal explanations which mom- bora woro demanding tho right to. make, und a motion to extond tho da bata until 4 o'clock tomorrow wan. curried. Williams (Dora., Tonn.), said un wanted tho corruption In tho postof flco department investigated not by tho friends of tho men who havo boon guilty of tho corruption, but by tho houso of representatives. As to tho Hny resolution, Wllllmns said It did not touch tho quostlon, adding Bear Tinge of Criminality, "Somebody at tho postofllco dopnrt mont has somohow Included in tho roport tho nnmo of mun after man In tho bouio of roprosontatlvoa and in tho sonato guilty of no apparent wrong, guilty of no violation of any law, guilty of no moral obliquity, (Continued on Fourth Page.) Storm Stopped Them. London, March 10. Tho Contral nows says Port Arthur reports that tho Japanese proparcd to bombnrd the port last night, but, owing to a hoavy storm, woro compelled to desist At 11 o'clock tho signal station sont mes sages to tho fortresses that tho Japan oso squadron had appeared on the horizon, and 50 minutes later tho shoro batteries oponcd flro. A gale sprang up at that niomont, and tho at tacking fleet wlthdrow. 8 Friday Economic a 1 Day 1 i jQo&. lilmeMdSoriA Friday 1 Economic 1 Day I Equal to Napoleon's Great Move. London. March 10. Tho Dally Telo graph, commenting on reports that tho Japanose havo taken Fung Wang Chang, says If tho nows of thls strange and marvelous collapse of Russian power on land Is truo, there Is nothing to prevent tho Japanese from seizing Mukden and the railroad. Thoro has boen nothing to compare with this move, tho paper continues, SIXTH FRIDAY ECONOMIC SALE Friday is to bo another grand special bargain day at tho nig S'ore. Only such dependable morchancllso bb you nd' every day Is placed In those great sales, and as money savors they nro not equaled elsewhere, Glance over the list and see If you do not need something enumerated below. ewatcaaKMcwt i HANQ HIM TO 8AVE HI8 LIFE. Convict Dunn's Daring Escapes Has Pneumonia, Which Would Coute Death In Three Days-rHangs Tomorrow. i SPECIAL NO. 1 A spoolal lino of up-to-date white and colortd oxford walstlngs that sell regularly for 60c and 7Cc per yard, Our spsclal economic sale prfcos 25c yafcl First Floor, SPECIAL NO. 4 Tho finest lfne of ladles' collars In tho olty to select from. Our regular stock of 1.60 to 1 2.60 stock collars In all manner of prot ty designs for Friday only at $1.38 each First Floor. SPECIAL NO. 2 A full lino of stamped eu.hlon covers and backs with all desirable patterns Regular 76e quall'lM. Friday economic tale price 43c each First Floor. 8PECIAL NO. 5 A limited amount of silk head shawls In colors pink and bluo of regular $1.60 values, Friday eco nomic sale price of 98c each Second Floor. 8PECIAL NO, 3 An excellent assortment of new styles In boys' golf, yacht, etc. caps whlah are regular! 60o values. For Friday only at the price of 28c First Floor. SPECIAL NO. 0 Spoolal linos of our famous la dies' shoes, rogular $3.00 values, Friday only $2.35 Stylish men's shovB o,f regular 13.50 values, Friday only $2.65 First Floor. St. Joseph Mb,, March 10. Murderer Dunn, who escaped from the Jail Monday, was re captured yesterday, again es caped last night, but was recap tured at midnight, and was landed In Jail here. 111 with pneumonia. He will be banged tomorrow. He would die of the disease In three days, the phy slelans say. New Spring Suits For Ladies' and Misses Our second floor of tailored garments for ladles and mlssoB Is a veritable realm of correct spring styles. New suits, skirts, waists, etc, aro so dis tinctive) and beautiful this season that ovory fenoy will be favorably responded to hero In that admira ble manner for which we ara so famously known. New garments arrive by every express and freight. New Spf ing Soils For Youths and Men. Our spring vtook of fine clothe aro now at their nest. Wo give you what wo think the best tho world affords. Tho demand! on us for good clothes Lbs never been so pressed. Preparations mado for this season far surpass anything we have ever shown in greatness of stock, in variety of style. In assortment of fashions, stability of quality and amalloess of sssallHess of prlees. Willie They Last tToU?k to. SUl,a" f ",0"' 5c f.! i t t i f I f SI . 1 I 1 t i r. t ! n i tit i it t i ij if Ul i i r 1 i i i ; i ' m ? i 11 N ti i i' y WJ t. f .ita!.-.-.