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About The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 28, 1903)
AND ASTORIA DAI L.Y N EWS.
I A($TORIAN NO. 72. VOL. LVI1.
ASTORIA, OREGON, MONDAY, DECEMBER 28. 1903.
NEWS VOL. XIV. NO. 314
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The Finest Hotel
ARE YOU PERPLEXED?
Some one to remember and what shall I give? Let us
help yon.- Our clerks are all experienced in Xmas
trade and will willingly give you every attention and
while our Xmas stock is rapidly diminishing we are
carrying the largest in this part of the state. We shall
be able to supply something appropriate until Santa
Up to the
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e . hall sell at 20 per ceut. reduction from reg
ular price th following good:
Benedicts Quadruple Silver Plated
Knives Forks and Spoons, Berry
Spoons, Fruit Spoons, Sugar
Spoons, Butter Knives, etc.
Also Silver Plated Table Ware for Children, Such
as Knives, ForKs, Spoons and Mugs.
FOARD STOKES COMP'NY
Quite -the ' most dis
tinguished looking of
the many good over
coats we are showing
, & Marx
"belt overcoat.". The
1 belt is the back only
doesn't go all the
The coat, however,
is an "all-round" sty
le garment ; has all the
characteristics of the
Hart, Schaffner &
Marx product style
fine tailoring, best
in the Northwest
You Need a Bath
AT LEAST ONCE
Tnu might as well baths In the
river as In an old wooden tub, but
there Is no occasion for doing
either so long as up-to-date bath
tubs can be had reasonably. Talk
with us about the matter.
470-472 Commercial. Phone Black 2243
Forty-seven Per Cent of Week's
Deaths at Chicago Due f
to This Disease. ? r
VARIABLE WEATHER BLAMED
Hospitals Arc Overcrowded and Ser
. ious Problem Confronts ' the' '.'
...... Health Authorities 139 j
Deaths in Seven ,Days.. t 't.
Chicago .Dec. 28. With Pneumonia
establishing a new death record in
Chicago and the county hospital so
crowded that the patients are sleeps
ing on mattresses on the floor and less
serious cases being turned away, a
serious problem confronts the Chica
go health authorities.
The many varieties ot weather .from
which the city has suffered during the
last week Is blamed not only for the
pneumonia deaths, but for the crowd
ing of the hospital In another way..
Within the last few days an unusual
number of persons, Injured by falls
on Icy sidewalks, have been taken to
the county Institution, and, though a
new emergency waid has been open
ed, all cannot be m.-ed for properly.
Last week's alarming Increase from
pneumonia is made" the subject of the
latest health bulletin. j
During the seven days ending Sat
urday, pneumonia claimed 139 victims
in Chicago, or 27 percent of the total
WILL APPEAL TO LABOR UNIONS.
York Union Protests Against
Deportation of Anarchist.
New York, Dec. 28. A resolution
has been adopted by the Central Fed
erated Union to call a mass meeting
for tlie purpose of protesting against
the deportation of Uohn Turner, an
English anarchist, who is now heid at
All labor unions In the country are
to be nppcaled to for support in the
matter and will be asked to aid In an
effort to secure the repeal of the law
under which Turner is being held by
the Immigration officials. Delegates
who addresed the meeting declared that
the law, in Its present form, had the
opposite effect of that desired.
WILL BE SENT SOUTH.
New York Residents Will Operate
Chain of .Cotton Mills in North
Carolina Durin the Year.
New York, Dec. 28. A plan to oper
ate a chain of cotton mills in North
Carolina by tenement dwellers of this
city, taken there and trained, Is being
evolved by men here interested In the
cotton business. '
Work on the ilrst mill at Marshall,
near Biltmore estate, is to begin In a
week or two, and the mill of 15,000
spindles Is expected to be ready early
In July.- It Is planned to establish on
the nearby hills a model village of five
room cottages, which may be purchased
at the rate of $1 a month. A company
store,togther with schools and church
es, will be established.
STRANGE DEATH OF A GHOUL.
Many Who Stole Negro Bodies Found
Dead in Philadelphia.
Philadelphia,- Dec. 28. Pursued by
a fear for 21 years that death .awaited
him at the hands of a negro, Frank
McNamee, who was at the head of a
syndicate that stole more than 60 ne
gro bodies from the Lebanon ceme
tery in this city, has been found un
conscious at Fifth and Walnut streets,
with his head fractured. He died a
few hours later.
Owing to the fact that McAamee is
supposed to have aroused the enmity
of negro lot holders who lost relatives
In Lebanon cemetery, the police are
investigating, but thus far have found
no trace of his slayer.
Cotton Prices Go Soaring.
New York, Dec. 28. (Special) A
high record for prices was made and
the greatest excitement at the opening
of the cotton exchange today. The
first prices we.-e at an advance of 23
to SI points. Before the call "was com
pleted March sold at 14.01, May at 14.24
and July at 14.14. The advance fo
lowed the surprising strength at Liver
SCIENTIFIC EXHIBIT HERE.
Philippine Collection Reaches San
Francisco on Way to St Louis.
, San Francisco, Dec. 28. Rev. Fath
er Jose Algue, S. J., director of the
Manila observatory, and an attache of
the United States weather bureau, has
just arrived Jere on the steamer Si
beria on his way to St. Louis In charge
of the scientific portion of the Phil
ippine exhibition at the exposition. He
is accompanied by Roman Trinidad, a
Filipino assistant, and August Fuster,
an artist. Trinidad is a mechanic of
skill who has been engaged In the man
ufacture of many of the instruments
in use at the observatory, and brings
with him 120 peal shells on which axe
painted diftereut Philippine subjects,
most of them connected, with the char
acteristics and customs cf the various
Filipino tribes, which wll be mad a
part of the exhibit.
In the Wreck
Among the Victims of the Grand
Rapids Railroad Collision Was
a Portland Man.
Grand Rapids, Mich., Dec. 28.
(Special) Revision of the list of per
son? killed in the head-end collision
of Saturday night shows the number
"of dead to have been 20, instead of 33
as at first reported.
.Among the victims was AV. G. Smith,
a resident of Fortland, Ore.
The wreck is charged to the high
wind, which extinguished the red sig
nal light irt the "order" board at Mc
Oord's station, where the westbound
train (was expected to stop and receive
orders. Two minutes before the train
rushed by McCord Station the light
was burning, says the operator there:
but in that brief interval the blizzard
that was raging extinguished it, and
train No. 5 flashed by -the station, to
crush into eastbound train No. 6 near
The trains, which were two of tire
finest on the system, were reduced to a
promiscuous pile of broken and twist
ed timber and metal, with dead and In
jured people pinned down and crushed
by the fragments of the heavy cars.
Five cars and two large locomoth-es
were jammed into a space ordinarily
occupied by three coaches ,and, the
wreckage was strewn across the rail
road' right of way from fence to fence.
JEWS ARE BEING ATTACKED
Repetition of Kischinef Outrages Like
ly to Occur Next Month.
New York, Dec. 28. As a fore-runner
of another anti-Semitic demon
stration called for January 7 ,(The
Greek church Christmas) In a recently
issued anonymous circular, Indirect at
tacks on the Jews have already com
menced, according to a dispatch from
Kischinef to the American under date
of December 25. The windows of
many Jewish houiies have been broken
and the Inmates threntened with per
sonal violence. The only safety for
the Jews sterns now in flight, the cor
respondent asserts, and nil are pre
paring to emigrate.
SERI INDIANS ON WARPATH.
Cannibals Who Liv in Gulf f Cal
ifornia Will Caui Trouble.
Chicago, Dec. 28. A dispatch to the
Tribune from Hermoslllo, Mexico, says:
The Ssrl Indians, who occupy Tib
uron islahd, In th gulf of California,
have gone on the warpath and, accord
ing to Information tecelved by the mil
itary authorities here, the savages are
raiding the ranches and committing
depredations on the mainland. The
Serls are said to tie cannibals and are
known :o be the fleetest runners In the
Consul McLean is Home.
San Francisco, Dec. 28. John A.
McLean, vice-consul of the United
States at Yokohama, has arrived here
on his way to Washington on official
business. He experts to return to his
duties In Japan during the latter part
Two Arizona Owners Are Shot to
Death at Brush Hollow, in
the Tonto Basin.
RESULT OF CONTINUED FUED
Two Man are Arrested for tht Crime
and On Has Mad Full Con
fession Implicating Brother.
. in th Murder.
Globe, Ariz., Dec. 28. News has
Just come to this place of the murder
of two sheep men near the Glsela set
tlement, 80 miles north of Globe. The
victims are a young man numed Berry
and a Mexican. The crime occurred
at Brush Hollow, In the Tonto Basin,
the scene of the famous Graham-
Tewksbury feud betwen sheepmen and
cattlemen. ' .
On December 22, while camped near
Glsela settlement, two men rode to
Berry's camp and shot Berry and his
companion, a young Mexican. The
Mexican's father arrived at the camp
a few minutes later and found both
men shot through the body, A de
scription of one of the horsemen seen
near the camp, as furnished by the
old Mexican, tallied with the appear
ance of Zack Booth, and two deputy
sheriffs arrested Zack and John Booth
at their home near Glsela. The prison
ers were taken to Payson, and 'It is
said here that Zack Booth confessed
that he did the shooting, and impli
cated his brother John 1
' The killing of young Barry and the
Mexican Is an addition to the long
list of victims of the feud between
cattle men and the sheep men, which
has been" carried on in the basin dis
trict for many years. A year ago
TSugene Packard, a popular cattleman,
was killed in the Tonto basin by, a
Mexican sheep herder and ever since
then the feeling against sheepmen has
been exceedingly bitter.
Tariff Reduction Not Favored.
New York, Dec. 28. There is much
discussion of the government's protect
to grant a reduction of 40 per cent in
tariff duties on products of all coun
tries which, may admit Brazilian coffee
free, says a Herald dispatch from Rio
WAIT FOR OUR
Coming' January 2, 1904.
The A. Dunbar Co.
Janeiro. Most of the papers attack
the project, saying it is for the bene
fit Of the United States, which wishes
to obtain facilities for Its own produc
tions. It Ms argued that the new lav
will promote the production of coffee,
but wll bring ruin to all other indos-
Taking Keen Interest in China's War
New York. Deo. 28. The Russlas
governmment is noting with the closest
attention ai' J keenest interest tk
quite uncommon energy now being
shown by the Chinese In making war
like preparations under the guidance of
a largo number' of Japanese instruo-.
tors, cables the Herald St.- Peters
burg correspondent. ...
This has grown so cerious as to come
Into the first line of Russia's calcu
lations, broadening out the situation on
quite new lines. ' ,
Such a complication would bring into
i lace the France-Russian and Angio
Two Battleships Sold.
New York, Dac. 28. It Is announced
here, says a Herald dispatch from
Buenos Ayres ,hat the Aregntine men
of war Moreno and RIvadavia, built
at the Ansaldos yards in Italy, haw
been recently sold by the mediation of
the English firm of Anthony Glbbs 4
Co., for $7,500,00), but the government
does not say which nation is the real
Circuit Will Not Be Altered.
Chicago, Dec. 28. The annual meet
ing W the American Baseball Asso
ciation began here today. The club
owners are uncommunicative In re
gard of their choice for a new pres
ident, who is to be elected at this meet
Ing.. Their circuit will remain th
same as last year, with clubs at Mil
waukee, Indianapolis, Columbus, Louis
vllle, Kansas City, Minneapolis, St.
Paul and Toledo. ,!'.:
Army Supplies to Frisco.
San Francisoer, Dec. 28. Nearly
train load of army supplies, hospital
tents and blankets have arrived her
under rush orders, having been ex
pressed by the government from
Omaha to the superintendent of the
transportation service in this slty.
The consignment had been carried or
the fastest train through the west and
was Immediately dispatched to Ban
Francisco . i