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ASTORIA, OREGO&, SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 21. 1903.
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Boiled Cider and Eastern Turkeys
to arrive Monday, so place
your order now as the stock
will be limited. .
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v . Popular Brands tf ;
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ness? Or the double
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Ml suitable; and if you
ay "Hart, Schaflor A
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factory, to you;
Wo show here the re
gular Hart) 6chaffner fe
Marx double breautod,
sack; differs a littlo from
the doi&Io- breasted Vars
ity; both very stylish suits.
The. bent thing about .
Hart Schaffner & Marx
clothes is you pay a little
. more for ?m than for some
clothes; but you'll gt;t a
grood deal more than you
You Needa Bath
AT LEAST ONCE
You might m .well bath In the
river as In an old wooden tub, but
there Is no occasion for doing
either so long- as up-to-date bath
tuba can be had reasonably. Talk
with us about the matter.
W. J. SCULLEY
470-471 Commercial. Phone Black 1241
- . 'Phone 831
Astoria, Oregon. ,
LA VERDAD, EL CABINET
Colombia Threatens to Commence
Hostilities Against the United
State; if Present Situa
General Reyes Will Try to Avert
This Calamity and Goes
HAS PLAN OF SETTLEMENT
Would Appease Panama's Wrath
by Itfi'OiiKtriiciliig- Colom
bian ltepubllc, Pan
ama the Capital.
Colon, N?v. 20. General Reyes, who
came to the Isthmus on a peace mission
representing his government, said In
The day I left rfugota. the 11th In
stant, United States Mlnlwter Beaupre
was well, though a little anxious. I
assured your minuter he was In no
"This morning Admiral Coghlan In
formed m officially that the United
States would prevent the landing of
Colombian troops on any part of the
lethmus. I promised Admiral Cogh
lnn thnt Colombia would not take such
action until I reached Washington.
hlhr I am proceeding.
"I also told Admiral Coghlan that
mv efforts at Washington failed
hrln about some arrangement concern
lug the present altuatiop on the Isthmus
wit if actor? to Colombia, tne unura
Ftates would have to fight the entire
Colombian people "a tnat u woula
n aeoond Boer wax.
"I am going to Washington for the
purpose of doing my utmost to arnica
hlv arm nee affairs. I
r-inmhin is An desperation. I doubt
ir h Wajhtnt-ton sovernment or Pre
Ident Roosevelt, for whom I have the
th. hohMt resoecL realises the ser
i,.n .if establlshlna- this precedent,
A Inrge German colony In Rio Grande
Ac, Rul RraslL Is declared to De incun
Ing to a revolutionary movement for
Independence, which the success
Pnnnmn. win stimulate.
rh government of Colombia Is re
oin the sympathy of all South
America! which ! fearful of further
American territorial aggrandisement In
i mv nronose. when In Washington
. in contemplating the re-entrance
of Panama Into the Colombian union
and moving the Colombian tapitai to
T.anl.m ritv. I am sure that tnis iaea
in rec.lv the support of all Colom
k t io not lust know what my
coiirso of action will be, but I am going
to Washington In the Interests or u.
lomhla and civilisation."
TOURIST CARi CUT DOWN.
-hiroa. Nov. SO. Action has been
i.k.n hw the western and transcontl
neiital roads to lessen the number of
tnnrint sleeolns: cars. The railroads.
as well os the Pulman company, aeecit
they have been losing money on the
Imirlat nf buRlnCSS.
A.cordtng to the acUon taken by the
railroads, tourist sleeping cars will no
i.nii. be run through on the regular
trains but will oe carried three days
In the week, as a special section to tne
regular train west of tgden and El
PBO. The tourist sleeping car aervlce
f th roads eust of El Paso and Ogden
will be arranged so that they reach the
Southern Pacific connection at tnoso
..1.1. uirtnlri 1nva three times a
week.' 1 ; -
W. W. BANKS RECOMMEDED
Delegation Decides on llim tor
Deputy District Attorney.
Washington, Nov-. 20.-Spec!ai)-At
a. meetinB of the Oregon congressional
delegation, held today, It was unani
mously decided to recommend the name
of William W. Banks, of Portland, for
the position of United States deputy
dUtrlct attorney for Oegonj his term
of office to' commence on the first of
January next. The present tncumoen;
is' Edwin Mays. ' " )?.' ,
. CHARLES HALDERMAN.
THE POPULAR CHOICE.
News of the determination of the del
egation to recommend Mr. Banks was
received In Astoria with expressions of
satisfaction. The appointee is a young
attorney of Portland and waa a mem
ber of the last legislature. He was a
strong Fulton man, and made a re
markable speech In behalf of the As
toria candidate for the United States
senate. During the course of his ad
dress he remarked that he would vote
for Senator Fulton "If I have to live
in a barn with battens on it." Tne
remark became famous at the time and
there was unconcealed admiration for
the courage of the young man in voting
his convictions. He visited in Astoria
for a short time and became quite pop
ular here. v
The appointment of Mr, Banks can
not be reg'trdftd as a reflection on Mr.
Mays, or as an Indication that the In
cumbent is off ?olor poetically.. To the
contrary, he lias made an excellent dep
uty and stands well with the delega
tion. However, he has already served
two years more than his term, and th
appointment of Mr. Banks means only
that the delegation Is anxious to give
all the young men a chance, ,(
WIFE THOUGHT HE WAS DEAD.
Philadelphia, Nor, JO. Edward
ur&vn has been arrested on a com
plaint charging blm with having desert
ed bis wife years ago. Thinking
the body of a soldier In the alms house
at Cleveland was that of her husband.
Mrs. Wayne buried It and collected
th llfo Insurance.' She bad supported
herself for the last 1 years and never
doubted that her husband was dead
until recently when be was wentinea
In this city by tola son. j.
r Aiiteuiu ftllTPIf.MTt tFIGFB.
I Vancouver. BTC, Nor. Z0. -Ferry
Queenan of Seattle, and Chants wa
ger, of New York, fought zo rounos to
draw tonight before a Dig crowo.
Queenan bad the best of the bout,
SEVERE FIGHTING BEGINS
San Domlntro Itebels Are Bom
banting the Capital.
Santo Domingo, Thursday, Nor. !.
The French cruiser Jurleu a la Ora-
viere arrived here today and landed
guards for the protection of the con
sulate. I , ,-
Severe fighting was begun today. The
Insurgents are bombarding the town,
and their attack Is to be vigorously re
sisted by the efforts. No great damage
has thus far been done.
Fighting continues to the south, but
the results, so far as Is known, are fa
vorable to the government. .
CAUSE OF THE TROUBLE.
Washington, Nov. JO. A mall report
to the state department from United
Stitcs ' Minister Powell, dated Santo
Domingo, October JO, furnishes the
first official explanation of the exist
ing revolution on the Island. It Is stat
ed that General Morales, governor of
Puerto Plata, became disgruntled be
cause he was refused a cabinet posi
tion by President Wos y Oil, and, put
ting himself In communication with
jimlne. started revolution by turn
Ing the government of the town over to
the Jlmlnes Interests. Minister Powell
also reports that Dominican officers en
tered the French legation at Santo Do
mingo and forcibly removed two refu
gee". CHARGES AGAINST WOOD
Accused of Having Given Permit
to Gambling Den.
WoKhtnwton. Nov. 20. A summons
issued by the senate militaries affairs
rnmmlttee was served tonlgnt on
Ernest Lee Conant, of the New York
law firm of Page & Conant, citing him
to appear before the committee tomor
row In connection with tne cnarges
against Brigadier-General Wood, made
In an effort to prevent the confirmation
as major-general. Conant has been In
Washington several days, prosecuting
the Cuban cases before the Spanwn
Tt in understood this subpoena was
urnied at the reauest of Major Rath-
bone. Conant will be expected to give
iMiimnnv as to the character of tne
Jal Alae, an alleged gambling establish
ment which General Wood Is charged
with having given a. 10-year conces
sion to operate In Havana.
RECEPTION OF WM. J. BRYAN
Noted Nebraskan Is Entertained
by Prominent Moo-
ntw nrir. Nov. 20. W. J. Bryan,
.if Nebraska, who Is visiting England,
for tha first tltne. devoted the opening
day of his stay here to sightseeing,
says a London dispatch to the Herald.
n MtieA on the American ambassador
to whom he Had a letter from Secretary
Hay, went to Westminister Abbey, saw
the king fend queen of Italy on their
ay to the Guild hall, and heard H. H.
Aquilh deliver a speech,. Tonight he
Is going to hear Mr. Chamberlain.
Mr. Bryan said the Asqulth meeting
had' a strangely familiar atmospnere
and that the arguments are not at all
foreign, He was greatly surprised on
entering the hall to receive recognition
by a round of applause.
Ambassador Cheats "will entertain air.
Mryaii at Carleton house terrace where
he will be srlven an opportunity of
meeting a large number of men promi
nent In British public life. Secretary
White also exDects to ' entertain tne
visitor at a dinner to be given In the
near future at which It is expectea
Premier Balfour will be present.
RECOGNITION IS JUSTIFIED. .
New Tork. Nov. 20. The Trlbuna,
President Roca's organ, publishes, says
Herald dispatch from Buenos Ayres.
Argentine, an article In which It says
recognition of the new government
Panama by the United States la
fully Justified by the state of anarchy
reigning in Colombia or (nany years.
IN JAIL YARD
Utah Murderer Shot to Death for
Having Waylaid Manager of
Salt Lake Lumber
Calmly Walked to Seat and Fell
Dead Instantly With Four
Bullets In His Heart
TOM HORN ALSO EXECUTED,
Wyoming Cowboy Walks 8mil-
inffiv to the Gallows to
Pay Penalty for May
Salt Lake, Nov. 20. Peter Morten-
ten, the slaver of Jamea R Uav a.-pa
shot to death in the southeast passage
of the state penitentiary yard at 10:30
this morning. Declaring his Innocence
to the last, he walked to the chair
placed against the heavy stone wall
of the prison yard without weakening,
and bade the guards and deputy sheriff
good-bye with no tremor In his voice.
Mortensen was killed Instantly, the
four bullets from the rifles of the exe
cuting squad concealed behind a thick
curtain In the door of the blacksmith
shop, 13 yards distant, piercing the
white target pinned'' over bis heart.
When the shots rang out Mortensen's
body lunged forward In the chair, his
head dropped on his breast and his
hands, strapped to the chair, quivered
a mom nt and then were still. Exami
nation showed ;hat all four bullets had
gone clear through his body and into
the boards behind the chair.
There were 1ve of the executoners
and ne of the rifles used contained a
blank cartridge. ' '
STORY OF THE CRIME.
Salt Lake, Nov. 2ft. Peter Mortensen
waa shot to death for the murder-of
James R. Hay. on the night of Decem
ber 10, 1901. The day following a re
port was circulated that Hay, who was
secretary of the Pacific Lumber Com
pany, had absconded, taking with him
collected from Mortensen on a
bill due the company.
Mortensen was Indebted to the com
pany for material used In his construc
tion business and had been urged to
nwke a payment. December 18 he call
ed at the office of the company, said
ho Imd the money In gold concealed in
his cellar and 'asked Hay to come
around that night and get It. The men
were neighbors. Hay left his house
shortly after dnnner that evening,
stating that he was going to Morten-
IF YOU WANT ANYTHING
GOOD GO TO DUNBAR'S ?
sen's to collect some money. That was
the last seen of him alive. , ,
Iecember 19 Hay's body was found
burled In a shallow grave in the mid
dle of a pasture not far from Morten
sen's home. A bullet hole through the
bead showed the manner ' of death.
Murtenaen was Immediately arrested.
Soon after Mrs Mortensen left Salt
Lake with tier children, without call-Ins-
on her husband to say (rood bye,
The laws of Utah do not permit a wife
to testify against ; ber husband, but
It was learned that . Mr. Mortensen
considered bin) guilty of the murder
because of the fact that he had gone
out with Hay that night and remained
over an hour. 1 When he returned he
wu s-hastlv re and cautioned his
wife not to tell any one he bad left the
bouse. . v , .-. . . . ri :v ..
A strong chain of circumstantial evi
dence was woven around Mortensen at
the trial and he was pronounced guilty
on the first ballot. The most sensa
tional incident of the trial waa the tes
timony of James Sharp. Hay's father-
in-law, who stated that he had known
the nlKht before the body was discover
ed, that Hay had been murdered by
Mortensen, because "God bad revealed
It to him." This so-called "revelation"
testimony was made the basis of an ap
peal to the supreme court for a new
trial, which, however, was denied, the
Jurors stating that this bad not In
fluenced their decision In any way.
The choice of death by shooting or
hanging Is given the condemned In
Utah and Mortensen chose to meet his
death by the bullets of the prison
EXECUTION OF TOM HORN.
Cheyenne, Wyo.,Nov. . Tom Horn
died at 11:08 a. m., game to the last
and smiling. 'His neck was broken by
by the fall of the trap. The execu
tion passed off without a hitch or at
tempt on the part of Horn's friends to
eave him.' '. "''-.
Horn denied that he had ever con
fessed the murder . of Willie Nlckell
(afeed 14), but told his spiritual advis
ers that he bad been guilty of crimes,
but not willfully so.
Ten minutes before he was bound for
the scaffold he lay on his cot smoking
cigar and looking out at the specta
tors. Frank and Charles Irwin sang
sentimental cowboy song and were
allowed to Shake hands, with Hon.
Horn's last word was to Joseph Can 111,
county clerk, who assisted on the scaf
fold. '. : -..-,v v-1'-1-
H6W-was" suspected of several mur
ders, but he had hosts of friends in
Wyoming and persistent efforts were
made to have htm pardoned. The gov
ernor refused, however, to arrest the
course of the law. Even on the scaf
fold Horn Joksd bis friends, and play
fully ducked his head Into the noose
as the sheriff sought to place It about
his neck. , . "' '
CANOLE LOSES DECISION.
San Francisco, Nov. 20 James Brttt
was given the decision over Martin Ca
nole at the end of the 20th round at
Colina tonfght. The fight waa one of
the best lightweight events ever pulled
off In California.
Sale of Table
m p'a 'n y
THE CHEAPEST STORE IN.
ASTORIA FOR FINE GOODS
BE HASTENED .
Democratic Senators Will Confine
Discussion of Cuban Bill to
. Measure Itself and Not
Action Decided Upon at Harmon'
wus Caucus Held Yester
. day Evening. , ,
Session Will End Then if Kepnb-
. nca n s Agree 10 ote Alter
One Week of Debate ,t ,
on the Bill.
Washington. Nov. 20. The dmorat.
Its senators, at a caucus held tonight.
aecwea to consider the Cuban bill on
its merits and confine the discussion
to the bill itself, vrithout bringing In
collateral miestions. This conclusion
was reached at .he end of a long con
ference. The session was said to have
been quite harmonious and the decis
ion reached was oractlcallr unanimous.
The attitude of the democrats means
early action on the Cuban bill and the
prospects are bright for final adjourn
ment of the extra session on Wednes
day, with an agreement to a vote after
a week of debate in the regular session
f the republicans make the minority
such a proposition, . " , ,
The senate held its longest sitting of
the session today, beginning at noon
and concluding at 3:15 p, m. The en
tire time was consumed In debating a
motion to refer the Cuban reciprocity
bill to th committee on foreign rela
tions. The political line was sharply
drawn, republicans advocating refer
ence and democrats "contending that
the measure should go to the committee
finance. The motion prevailed
COMPERS WW. BE OPlKJSED,
Boston, Nov. 29. Samuel Gompers
will be opposed for the presidency 'of
the American Federation of ' Labor
when the organisation elects officers
tomorrow. . The socialist element In
the convention held a caucus today and
decided to name Delegate Ernest Kreft,
of the Philadelphia Typographical Un
ion, as its candidate for the presi
dency. The feature of the proceedings
today was the acceptance of the re
port on the executive council's report
with reference to the brewery workers
trnuhlM. The committee's report rec
ommended that the Cincinnati agree
ment, so called, be reamrmeo, auu
waa done. , :