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TO HEAR BEEF
PETITION FOB A CHANGE OF VEX
HE GBANTED BY THE COUBT
Admitting He Was Interested In Got
eminent Frosecutlon of Alleged
' Beef Trust, M. K. Landls Decides to
Not Hear Trust Busting Evidence
, Another Important Issue Will Be
Siutii av&a Monday.. - :
Chicago,; Nov. 18 United States
Judge Landls today granted the peti
tion for a change of venue to the In
dicted packers who faced trial in bis
tourt. Landis held the contention of
the packers' attorneys that he was
disqualified from hearing the cases be
! cauBe of his active participation as as
sistant United States Attorney General
In the beet trust prosecutions In '95.
However he refused to cert'fy the
cases to the United States circuit court
and Instead Bald he would transfer
them to the United States district
court. The packer's attorneys protest
ed and finally Landis said he would
reserve the decision until Monday.
"I have examined the application
for disqualification of the Judge sit
ting in this court," said Landis, "and
find it Is a fact that the present Judg?
was employed as agent of the govern
ment in investigating the so-called
beef trust cases. I find the quotation
In the Indictments against the so
called combination, making it obvi
ous that I cannot hear this case. Ver
. blage makes it Impossible."
The federal prosecutors were dis
appointed at the decision.
FATAL AUTO ACCIDENT.
Chauffeur and Two Women Meet In
stant Death In Auto "Spill."
Bakersfield, Nov. 18 F. H. Stevens,
a clauffeur, and two unidentified wo
.men were instantly killed near Narl
copa today when an auto overturned.
Stevens was married and had two
children and lives in Oakland.
SMALL ARMY OF MEXICANS SEEN
AND THEN DISAPPEAR.
Revolutionists May be Ready to At
tack Mexicans, Not Americans.
El Paso, Nov. 18 Inability to learn
the whereabouts of a band of armed
Mexicans reported seen yesterday on
the 'Mexican side of the Rio Grande
opposite the town of Marathon has
led to the belief that revolutionists
were enroute to attack Mexican towns
and not the United States communi
ties. Scouts on the American side pa
trolled the river for miles without
seeing a single armed Mexican and
returned to day to Marathon where
the citizens have been armed all night
waiting for the attack.
Sheriff Walton who is Investigat
ing said there was no doubt but that
Mexicans were seen last night but
cant figure out where they went. He
believed the revolutionists are active.
Reports of other armed bands along
the border give color to the report
that revolutionists In Mexico Bre gath
ering to Btrike. . 'V
i, AGRANDE, UNION COUNTY, QUBOON.
Important Road Meeting.
Portland. Nov. 18 (Special) There
will be a great good roads meeting in
Portland December 12. Proposed good
roads legislation will be taken up and
a decision made as to what to ask
from the legislature at the next ses
bion. it Is the expectation of the State
Good Roads Association that at least
5,000 interested persons will be In at
tendance at this convention..
Special Invitations to attend will
he Bent to all the commercial bodies,
boards of county commissioners,
county Judges, road commissioners and
threshermen and to each member of
the legislature. .
President Smith of the Association
has appointed a committee to draft
bills to be submitted to the conven
tion for reconsideration and then put
in final form for presentation to the
legislature for passage. Members -of
this committee are: M. G. Bristol, L,
R. Webster, C. S. Jackson, F. C. Rlggs
and J. S. Beall. . - ,
STRIKE FENDS IN PANAMA.
No Assistance Will be Given by
American Machinists Says Leader.
St. Louis, Nov. 18 If the demand of
the boiler makers employed at the
Panama Canal Zone results in a
strike, vacancies won't be filled by
mechanics from the United ' States,
declared President Franklin of the
Boiler Makers' Union, w"ho is a dele
gate to the American federation here.
"I don't think there will be a
strike," said Franklin, "but if there
should, men in this county won't In
terfere. The men at Panama want not
only an increase in wages but a 16
day leave of absence with pay."
NEXT CALIFORNIA SENATOR
BE NAMED SHORTLY.
Prominent Insurgents of Hay Stute
Gathered at Santa Barbara.
Santa Barbara, Nov. 17 It is be
llved the next United Sfates Senator
from California will be named In this
city within the next two days, by those
who profess to see significance in the
gathering here of the Republican
leaders and it is expected the arrival
here today of Hiram Johnson, Repub
John W. Stetson, Oakland; M. Es
tudillo, Riverside; B. A. Birdsell. Aub
urn; C. W. Bell, Pasadena are among
the legislators already on the ground.
All of them are Insurgents.
Idaho Girls to Visit Rose Festival.
Portland, Ore., Nov: 18 (Special)
Charming Idaho girls to the number
of 40 or .'50 will be guests of the Port
land Rose festival, June 5-10, as a re-
Bult of a series of popular contests to
be started by a string of 16 newspap
ers. II. M. Gibbons of Caldwell, Ida
ho, who has charge of the circulation
work of these paperB, finds the Port
land Rose Festival bo popular that it
is very attractive to the people of
his Btate. He therefore is offering trips
to the Festival to girls of the Gem
State who work for him In securing
subscriptions to his papers.
Besides visiting the FeBtival, the vis
itors will make a number of side trips
out of Portland and spend their va
cation enjoying the Bcenery and hos
pitality of this particular section.
THE ORPIIEUM THEATRE BUSY.
J . ' ' '
Workmen Rushing to Complete Build
ing Before Monday Evening.
S. A. Gardinier'hna a large crew of
men, experts and helpers, complet
ing all the details of the Interior fin
Iphing and equipment bo that the
place can be ready for the opening
Monday night without fall. He has an
Orphpum circuit program for the op
ening week, and It Is so longthnt it
will require too tmi'-h time to permit
tw perform! ttrt the fir"; wet'k.
1eE5 iIled D
BY CD N G R ESS ;AT DENVER
DELEGATION' AT SAN FRANCISCO
PBAY FOB IMPORTANT NE.
FRISCO PAHAf.iA FAIR SITE
Pacific Coast Congress In Session at
San Francisco Acts on Many Very
Important Measures Among Which
Is Demand for Free Passage For
.5!,?r:-5 -ivuBUy me ran?
ama Canal Want Better Army.
San Francisco, Nov. 18 A resolu
tion calling for free passage of all
American vessels through the Panama
canal was adopted at the Pacific coast
congress here today, other ' resolu-
tlons fraught with Importance to thei
entire nation but particularly the
states west of the Rockies were ad
opted. Among those was one calling
for twenty-five additional , regiments
of Infantry to the coast division of
the United States army and a corres
ponding increase In artillery and cav
alry forces. If this meets with ap
proval in Washington it means al
most double the defense now for
the Pacific Coast.
The congress approved the selec
tion of San Francisco as the Panama
fair site. The following officers were
elected for the year: President, Gov.
Gillet of California. Vice Presidents,
Governor Brady of Idaho; Oddle, Governor-elect
of Nevada; Wm. Spry,
governor of Utah; J. D.'Lownian of
Seattle; E. W. Johnson of Alaska, J.
S. Kna'pp of Arizona, A. B. Manly of
Oregon and Joseph Scott of Califor
nia. THIEVES ENTER HOME.
Prof. Clark Sustains Loss Through
Act of Pickpocket at Night."
Thieves or a thief entered "the
apartments of Prof, and Mrs, Clark,
of the high school faculty this week
and removed about $35 from the pock
etj of the professor while the instruc
tor was asleep. The thief climbed
through a window and over and
around furniture in the home In the
Zuber brick before he preached the
trousers containing the money. With
perfect success the thief made his
escape and the fact was not discov
ered until daylight.
TEDDY STILL POPULAR.
Five Thousand Buy Tickets to Hear
, the Colonel Lecture Tonight.
Washington, Nov. 18 Roosevelt ar
rived here this afternoon on his first
prolonged visit to Washington since
he left the White Houbc He lectures
tonight on "Wild Beasts in Africa I
Met and How I Met Them." Five
thousand tickets are sold.
London. Nov. 18 Premier Asquit h
snnounced today that parliament will
be dissolved Nov. 28, thus ensuring
a general election before Christmas.
The announcement is a surprise a?
it W8B hoped that a romproni'rie v.oul 1
be reached between the Co-is. rvativ. d
and Liberals. The premier -a3 rty
fiant this afternoon when iu address
ed the commons.
He said. "It is useless to continue
this farce any longer. To reform the
house of Lords and simultantously per
mit them to retain the right to vet
simply makes the government
farce." It was learned l..,t Ui .-mia
PREMIER DISSOLVES PARLIAMENT
TO SURPRISE OF ENGLAND
FjlIDAY, NOVEMBER 18,
MEET CONTINUES TODAY DESPITE
FATAL ACCIDENT YESTERDAY.
I WAS FORWARNED.
Ralph Johnstone Instantly Killed Ye.
terday at Denver His Bosom Friend
Darts to Go Up Today Though
Grieving , Over Death f iiim
.Friend. Johnstone's ambition
Was to Reach High Air Mark.
Denver, Nov. 18 Despite th death
of Aviator Ralph Johnstone, who fell
five hundred feet yesterday in an ae
roplane, the aviation meet at Overland
Field ' today was continued. Archie
Hoxey, a boBom chum of Johnstone,
was early at the grounds and sprang
Into the air at the first signal. Hoxey
was deeply affected by the death of his
friend and said he had become injured
to such things through long flirting
with a similar fate himself.
A few minutes after Hoxey started
his flight, the body of Johnstone, ac
companied by Walter Brooklns was
put aboard the train for KansaB City,
the home of Johnstone's mother. J. C.
Mara arrived today to take the place
of Brooklns. A large crowd is present
Always A Daredevil.
New York. Nov. 18 Mrs. Ralph
Johnstone, widow of the aviator, start
ed for Jvansas City today to attend the
funeral. Before leaving she said John
stone's ambition had been to attain an
altitude of 10,000 feet in an aeroplane.
Wright, who taught Johnstone, Bald
his trouble always was that he want;
ed to excell everybody. He stated he
lectured Johnstone and Hoxey Just
before they started for Denver and
made them promise not to take any
SIIENK CASE INVESTIGATED.
Special Grand Jury in Session to
Frolic- Alleged Crime In Wheeling.
Wheeling, W. Va.. Nov. IP The
special grand Jury called today to in
vestigate 'the plot to kill, by poison,
Millionaire John Schenk convened
here today. His wife Is held in Jail
charged with the alleged attempt.
The grand Jury report Is expected to
day., Mrs. Schenk was indicted later In
the day on a charge of poisoning her
husband. ' cow-
SNOW IN WALLA WALLA.
Inch of Snowfall Marks Beginning of
Winter In Garden City.
Walla Walla. Nov. 18 Snow fell iu
the Walla Walla valley this morning
for the first time this year. About an
inch fell and continued well toward
roon. It Is getting warmer and 'it is
expected to melt before night.
J discussed all the suggested compro-
mises and decided none were feasible
Suffragettes Attack Policeman.
Three hundred suffragettes attack
ed the police stationed around the
Parliament bulMiag today wlien they
were refused adniiaaiici. Ii: tl; riot
more than score of women were hurt.
Two hundred men who aided them
'.re taken to Jail. Riots continued '
..'oughout the day, until mounted
policemen charged the crowds and
cleared a space. The women started
th.r.ps by forming a flying wedge and
Ufr-mpted to enter the House of
OFFER BILL 10 I EVIVE BCXINT.
New York Lefeiainre to IIave)p'pcr
UiWfy of Legislating Game.
.I.'tw York, Sov; 18 When the net !
New Tork legl&lature convenes a bi'l
will be Introduced legalizing public
boxing exhibits of a limited num
ber . of rcund3 before incorporated
"'Sporting enthusiasts iiere assert
that they have received assurances of
a strong backing for the measure and
believe it, will pass. The bill, ju ten
tatively drawn, includes a novel
clause, providing for a state boxing
commission to be composed of three
members appointee', by trie governor,
whose duties will include' the Issuance
of licensing of clubs of recognized
, The framers of the bill believe that
clubs should pay high fees for licenses,
probably $1,000 per club annually,
with a percentage rt not 'ccc'.tC to t
collected as a Btate tax, the: entire
money thus realized to be turned over
to the state's charitable institutions.
The committee will also grant : d
penult for each contest and will have
the power to prevent battles that
might be termed "prizefights" became
of the notoriety of the pugilists,1 ;.
The bill, as drawr up by the box
ing men limits the length of each con
test to 20 rounds of three minutes
each, with a compulsory rule that ref
erees must prevent knockouts at all
hazards. Clubs that permit open bet
ting on bouts will forfeit their licen
ses, which may also be revoked by the
commission for . any other breach of
the rules. ; :
JOHNSON BREAKS DOWN WHILE
News Not Surprising, to lifs Friends
Who rrcdict Speedy End.
Chicago. Nov. 18 The report' that
Jack Johnson has broken down at
Lowell, Mass., caused no. surprise
among the friends of the colored cham
pion here. They have been expecting
It a long time and sayB Johnson has
not been taking the best care of him
self. It is predicted the next time
Johnson fights that is with a good
man there will be no champion. John-
Bon is scheduled to arrive In this city
Collapses Again Today.
Portland, Me., Nov. 18 Jack John
son, the pugilist, collapsed again to
day from another attack of nervous
indigestion. Physicians worked an
hour on him before he revived.
Sailors In Riot.
Paris, Nov. 18 Bloody rlota between
sailors of the American fleet at Cher
bourg and French sailors occurred to
day, according to a dispatch received
here. The dispatch says the body of
an American soldier was found float
ing in the waters of the Inner port
afterwards. All patrols at Cherbourg
are carrying rifles to prevent another
attack by the Americans, who it is as
serted were the aggressors. .
The dead sailor is H. G. Weidllch,
of the battleship Louisiana. Some say
he was drowned accldentlly and oth
ers contend he was the victim of riot
ers. "Commoner Advisory.
Lincoln. Nov. 18 Bryan's "Com
moner" says today. "The rank and
file of the party is not a self jpon
Btilutod committee of the conserva
tive Democrats ' who will formulate
a national policy and plan the cam-
paign for the party. We must eo for
ward and not retire now. If the Re -
publicans nominate a progressive,
the Democratic candidates must be
proBreBsive. No wall Street candi-
date '-mi hold the vote." -.
BLACK MASTER S
LATE MESSAGES FROM DEATH"
CHAMBER INDICATE THE
END IS NOW NEAR.
. Effort Made to Iteconciliate the Wrtfc
er With the Greek Church Before
. n?th As ; V.z,v, Zu iivuie itn
Power, to Perfect Such Action Af
ternoon Messages Say the Heart
Beat Is Practically Suspended. ?
: St. Petersburg, Nov. J 8 The con
dition' of Count Tolstoi Is regarded
as hopeless today and effort is being
made to reconcile him with the Greek
church from which he was excom
municated for writing the "Resurrec- :
tlon" to obviate his refusal of a Chris
The. church Is making Us first ad
vances. Bishop Tamboff was'empower
ed to act with authority, and started
today for Astapova where the aged
novejist lies In a critical condition.
His heart beat, is scarcely 'percep
tible today. . ;-
Later dispatches from the death
chamber indicate the intrlped auth
or will not live through the night.
He rallied perceptably shortly after
noon but his condition weakened soon -'
Tamboff Is the bearer of a solicitous
message from Antonius, president of ,
the Greek Synod. -': -
OBNOXIOUS COUNT IN COURT.
Pleads Not Guilty to Disorderly
Conduct and Will Stand TrhiL
Chicago, Nov. 18 Count De Beau- -fort,
whose wordy battles with his
father-in-law, Martin KUgallen, the
steel magnate has been scandal sub
ject, was arraigned In police court to
day on a charge of disorderly con
duct growing out of a fracas In his
home in which it is rumored he threw
his wife down stairs and fractured
' The county pleaded not guilty and
will demand a jury, trial which was
granted. Killgallen restrained himself
only to glare at; Mb blue-blooded
son-in-law whom Kollgallen stated
recently, he kicked downstairs after
an attack on bis daughter.
FATHER OF DOOMED DOCTOR
PASSES AWAY, PENNILESS.
Grief and Starvation Brings Spwdy
End to Aged Parent In California.
you, mo ttgeu ituaer qi ur. Hawiey
Crippen, who is to die on the gallows
Nov. 23. died tnriav in n llttlo rnnm
he occupied for years here, ncnnlless. f-
According to Dr. Burt, who attended
him. death resulted froni old age coup
led with the Etrain he' has been niuler
since the arreBt of his son in London
The old man insisted his son was In
nocent. After hearlner th vprrlirt r iii.ih
against his Bon the old man collapsed..
and a week ago took to his bed. For
1 aeveral years he lived on money sent
him by his sou. When' Crippen nod
from Londor with Leneve money
ceased comng and the old man
I left destitute.