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ASTORIA, OREGON. btxSlJAY, JANUARY O
' NOT GUILTY
, SAYS JURY
I t A?
Pl?i of Insanity Small Circunv
- ' jtance In Connection .With'"
Finding of the Favorable
Acquitted Man Deliberately Shot
Albert Young, Saloon Keeper
For Alleged Offense.
ALLEGATION ABLY SUSTAINED
t)ury CoiivIiicimI Tlmt Victim of
Shootlntr Had Mrokcii' up
I'umlly of Man on Trial
- For Murder.
f Portland, Jan. 80. David Q. Van
jlluuten, who deliberately shot an J
kUli-il Albert Young, the saloon keir
;ho Van Houten alleged had alienated
1,1 wlfe'a affections, waa tonight found
,ri'i cultty of murder. No reoaon, waa
aliened la the verdict for the finding,
i lut In an Interview later, aeveral of
!th Jurors atated the verdict waa ar
irlvi'd at not ao much on the plea of
temporary Inaanlty aa the almost un
fdlwt'Uted evidence that Toung bad
.broken up Van Houten'a family.
I The first thing thla morning the de
(frneo railed Van Houten to the witness
land, and amid a alienee throughout
th denst tbrong Attorney Logan asked
fcitn If he recalled the last time he saw
I Albert Young aJlvt. In a jlow, weak
i Volet Van Houten said he remembered
seeing him atandlng before him and of
fitHfcttf o eeWUMir- lie aafd aomethlng
fftiort about hearing of Toung'a Illicit
ll'lutlnna with his wife, and the defense
nve leave to cross-examine. District
ttorney John Manning ked " him
tarloua questions, with a view to de
irmlnlng hla poweri of recollection,
t jjut Van Houten seemeed to remember
j uttla of anything.. He left the stand
flth tears streaming down hie face and
hands over his eyes,
if Then the defense culled witnesses to
I Low the good reputation for sobriety,
peace and quiet of Van Houten. E. E.
; Sleret aald his reputation was good. So
s did Deputy Hherllt Penumbra Kelly.
jjffltfwlM tetUflea Hcraca a. Uk; n
rttornay at-law. Mrs. L. M. Doey
sold hla reputation waa good, and that
he waa the bread-winner of the family.
E. K. Cook said Van Houten's reputa
tion waa awful good, and that he sup
ported bla wife, Schuyler Jones,, a
farmer of Oresham, had known him 1
years, and hla reputation was good.
Hoy Mercer testified that the accused
man's reputation waa very good, and
here the defense rested.
READING OF THK VERDICT.
Friends Embraced Van Houten In the
Portland, Jan. 0.(HpeclHl)-Hhort-ly
after 8:80 o'clock the Jury determin
ed that Van Houten was an Innocent
man and communicated to Clerk John
son that the verdict hud been reached.
Judge Sera was at once sent for and
the defendant was ushered from his
cell In the jail.
The news spread through the corri
dor and out Into the etreHs where dos
ens of Vnn Houten's frlonds, and peo
pie with active " rurlwaltlea, were In
waiting. Ily the time Judge 8rs iind
the prisoner were on hand, the room
was crowded to the doors and Van
Houten walked Into the room In charge
of a deputy sheriff, laboring under
great excitement. The Jury wust al
ready seated, when foreman fianflold
handed the sealed verdict to CJcrk John
son. The court ordered Van Houten to
stand up. He nroee and stood staring
blankly In font of him.
"We, the Jury, flnU the defendant.
David Q. Van Houten, not guilty," rmi.i
the clerk, unfolding the ballot. The,
NOW IS JAPAN'S CliACNE
TO ACCOMPLISH MUCH
IN INTERESTS OF PEACE
High Official of Russian Government
Gives Out Statement to Effect That
V Peace Proposals Are Timely.
News That European Country Is Entering Troops at Antung Con
tradicted, Belkf Being That Report Is Made to Cause Friction
Between United States and RussiaAmbassador
Scott Is Optimistic.
the existing law frulhorlzed the pay
ment of mileage was the point to be
derided by him, and the question as Jo
whether mileage should be received
was for the committee to decide. 1
An amendment by Grosvernor pro
viding a return of the mileage to the
treasury was agreed to. Underwood's
motion to strike out the provision for
mileage was then adopted without a
dissenting vote. The bill passed the
house Just aa It came from the commit
tee of the whole. :
Kt. Petersburg. Jon. 30. "It will be
astonishing If Japan remains lnflex
Ible," were the significant words of an
official of tn foreign office to the Aa
soclated Preas this afternoon In speak
ing of the Russian reply to the Japan
ese proposals which will be dispatched
to Toklo next week.
The remary was not Intended to con
vey the Idea that Japan necessarily
will accept the full details of the Rus
sian propositions, but rather that If
she Is actuated by a sincere desire to
preserve peace, Rusla will offer a reas
onable basis In modus vlvendl.
The report that a thousand Ruwtlan
defendant stood for a full minute as If: troop are to occupy Antung la con-j
tradicted. It being Intimated that this
In a trance. He was the center forma
tion for every eye and not until he
turn to his aged father and his f.uc
hmk Into a xrnlle was the huh In the! put out to arouse a
court room broken. Then his frlemM
throriRed about him to offer congrat
ulations , Several threw their arms,
aliout his neck and embraced him. Van
Houten left the court room very short
ly after expressing his thanks to the
Jury and the court and to his friends.
hostile feeling in the United States
It has been ascertained by the Asso
ciated Press that there was practically
no division In sentiment among the' em
peror's advisors at Thursday's meet
An unsuccessful effort has been made
at the British embassy here to con
firm the report cabled to the state de
partment at Washington from Toklo
that Ambassador Scott had pronounced
the reply to be made by Russia to the
last Japanese note as satisfactory.
It Is known, however, that Ambassa
dor Scoti hue expressed a hopeful feel
ing, based on the emperor's NewYera's
At the Japanese legation the present
Is one of the open ports of the United moment Is regarded aa critical and
Slates. The report migtjt have been 'there Is no evidence to the belief that
renewal of the the reply will be acceptable.'
Will Pray Fdr Rain.
I,o Angeles, Jan. 30. Special pray
era w-ni be orrerea in most ot m .
churvhM In this city tomorrow in an
aptieal for rain. Several leading Pro
testant clergymen of Los Angeles, In-
rludlng lllshop Johnson, have Joined In
an open call to the various congrega- j
tlons asking for united prayer. ' ;
Thirteenth Battery Camped Out
,When It Was Cold And Near
Funeral of Mrs Clark.
New York, Jan. 30. Funeral aer-
vlcea oi Charles w. ciotk.
daughter- of Senator W. 4.
Clark, were today at me noma ui
Senator Clark, at 178 West Fifty-
eighth street. The Rev. B. surnes
conducted the funeral serevlces there
and at St. Thomaa' church afterward,
nd the body waa then taken to Wood-
lawn cemetery for Interment..
On Clothing', Furnishing'
Goods. Hats, Shoes, Etc.
Excepting only Dunlap Hate, E. & W. Cellars, Oil
and "Rubber Goods and Dents Gloves.
THIS MEANS A GREAT SACRIFICE
as our oods are sold on very
Monday, January 4, 1904.
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Walla Walla, Wash.. Jan. 30. Ac
cording to lettera received her. from
member of the Thirtieth battery, field
artillery, who were removed from
Fort Walla Walla laat full to new quar
ters at Fort gnelling, Minn., the bat
tery men have been undergoing terrible
experiences at the Minnesota town,
where they found the additional build
ings required for their accommodation
Incomplete and an existence In tent
staring them In the face.
The men, who left here but scantily
provided with clothing at the beat, have
been subjected to a temperature vary
ing from freezing point to below xero.
Compelled to live In small canvaa
tents, It was necessary for some one of
tho four occupants of each tent to stay
awake all night to keep a fire burning
In their small stove. Sometimes, with
the stove heated to its full capacity,
water In palls a few feet away would
freexe. Cooped up In the tents by day
because few of them hiuj clothing suit
ed to the windy plains outside, and
spending sleepless nights because of
the cold and the watches necessary,
the men sny they have had a cheerless
time of it, and that they many a time
wished themselves back in comfortable
quarters at Fort Wnila Walla,
The officers were comfortably housed
in the quarters of the cavalry nd in
fantry officers, but they Join .with the
men In complaining of the hardshlpa
to which the' latter were subjected . As
a result, several of the battery men are
reported ill with pneumonia. The re
sponsibility for these conditions, which
have Just ceased owing to the men
getting in ne wqquarters, la placed at
Russian Student Punished ''
St. Petersburg, Jan. 30. Two years
Imprisonment and 'perpetual exile to
Siberia Is the sentence Imposed on a
Moscow ; student, named Andrleff, for
assaulting a Russian general In the
streets of Kazan. ,
"There goes the cockaded scamp;
those generals are all rascals." shout
ed Andrleff, who accompanied his in
sults with blows on the officer's back.
The sentence of Imprisonment and
exile was passed by what Is known as
"Administrative order, used in cases
of special emergency.
San Francisco Woman Divides
, Wealth Petween Relatives'
Club Arangss Boxintf Meet.
New York, Jan. 30. Plans are un
der discussion for a match between
Tommy Ryan and Jack O'Brien for a
15 or 20-round fight and the middle
weight championship. The Yosemite
Athletic Club, of San Francisco, is un
derstood to have already made an offer
for the fight. Both men are anxious
to settle the question of superiority,
having expressed a willingness to
New System For Signalling-
. fean Francisco, Jan. 29. The South
ern Pacific Company is preparing Jo
Install a block system In signalling on
the' mountain division of its northern
route. The work will be completed as
soon as possible.
San Francisco, Jan. 30. Mary Da
vltt, wife of Michael Davitt, the Irish
patriot of Dalkey, Dublin county, Ire
land, and Archbishop Rlordan, of San
Francisco, will share the estate of the
late Mary Canning, who waa burrled
yesterday. She leaves an estate of
$78,000 In cash on deposit In the Oak
land Bank of Savings and her home
at 16th and Myrtle streets. In this city
valued at more than $15,000. ,
Her will was filed this afternoon by
Attorney Garret McEnerney. of San
Francisco, named as executor In the
will, for special letters of administra
tion, which were granted by Judge W.
The will waa signed on the fourth of
last month and provides as folows:
"I give one, half of my estate' to my
niece. Mary Davitt; I give the other
one half of my estate to the Roman
Catholic Archbishop of San Francisco,
to bet used by him Jn founding and
maintaining a home for the aged poor
In the city of Oakland, to be conduct
ed, If practicable, by the little sisters
of the poor. If any of my estate given
In the will should fall or be Invalid,
then In that event I give the same to
George Montgomery, 1100 Franklin
street, San Francisco." . j
Bulgarians Ar. Destitute.
Boston, Jan. 80. The American
board made public today a report from
Missionary J. F. Clarke, 'of Samokov,
Bulgaria, on relief work in Bulgaria,
In which Mr." Clarke says the official
record of refugees is more than 23,000.
Those best able to know; say that com
panies from various villages which are
continually crossing 'the mountains,
braving the cold and deep snow, will
swell the number to 30,000. "
Mr. Clarke says he had personally
visited 21 places where refugees are
located, and has found destitution very
great. The central government is sup
plying bread or flour to those in need.
Big Men Wrestle, ,
London, Jan. 30. In the Graceo-Ro-man
wresetling match at Olympla to
night for the championship of the
world, for a purse of $10,000 and a side
bet of J500, George Hackenschmidt, a
Russian,' won first fall within one min
ute from Ahamed Madrall, a Turk.
Madrall's arm was dislocated at the el
bow by the fall and Hackenschmidt
was declared winner of the bout.
Both men took the mat apparently
In the pink of condition, Hacken
schmidt weighing 208 pounds and the
Everett, Wash., Jan. 30. A com
mittee of eight members of the Nor
wegian church will raise funds for the
relief of the fire sufferers of Aalesund,
Norway. Fifty former residents of
Aalesund now live here.
Mrs. Maybrick Quietly Released
From English Prison After "
Long Years Spent
Y ;v ; There.'
Two Days Previous to Her Release
Prisoner's Mother Visited Her .
With Olad Tidings.
SERVING SENTENCE FOR LIFE '
Is Now 'ear London Where She
Will ICemain For a Tiuie to .
Ilec ti perate-- lie wa rd ed
For Good Uehavior. '
London, Jan. 31. Lloyd's Weekly
Newspaper says this morning that
Mrs. Florence Maybrick, the American
woman who has been serving "a life
sentence for having poisoned her hus- ,
band, was released from the Aylesbury .
female prison at 6:45 o'clock on the . '
morning of January 25 on a special 11- -cense.
Her mother, the paper says,
had visited her .Saturday, January 23,
and evidently waa the bearer of Im
portant news. The governor of the '
prison Sunday conferred with 'the prls-
on officials with a view to arranging
for the departure of the prisoner, which
was carried out very quietly. V
Mrs. Maybrick, accompanied by one
of the prison matrons, entered a closed
carriage and drove to Aylesbury sta
tion, where she took a train for Lon
don.. She drove .from Euston station
and from there went to a private house
not far from the metropolis. She will .
remain there for a short period In or
der to recuperate and to await the
completion of certain formalities which ,
will give her freedom of movement not
allowed by persons on ordinary ticket "
of leave. , .
Mrs. Maybrick, the paper-concludes.
during the last few m'ontha in prison
waa employed in the- lightest work, as
a reward for good conduct.
London, Jan. 30.-A receiving order
In bankruptcy has been granted against
the widow of Charles Stewart ParnelL
" If You Want Anything Good Go To Dunbar's "
SECOND PAYMENT OF
Washington, . Jan. 30. The house
today voted unanimously to strike from
the urgent deflctney bill the provision
for the second payment of mileage to
senators and representatives of' this
congress, and then passed the urgent
deficiency bill. . . ...
Argument on a point of order that
the item was not authorized by law,
turned on the question whether this
was the second session of congress' or
merely a continuation of the first ses
sion convened November 9 on the call
of the president Messrs. Fuller, of Ill
inois, and Cooper (republican), of Wis
consin, contended there had been two
sessions, while Parker, of New Jersey,
Insisted that , no new sanction had
been given for the meeting on Decem
ber 7 the. status ot the session was
Tawney (republican), of Minnesota,
as chairman of the committee on the
whole, In a carefu'ly prepared opin
ion, over-ruled ' the point of order
against the appropriation, saying that
the preliminary question as to whether
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store. Now we offer the- '
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