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THE MORNING ASTORIAN, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 30, 1904.
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via WASHINGTON, D,C.
Finest and Fastest series of trains in the world. Palatial Coach
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D, M, AUSTIN, General Pass. Agt- - Chicago, 111.
Woman' Club of San Jose Ar
ranges for Flower Fete
CITY IS TO BE DECORATED
Uuttle of ItoMca and Other Feat
urea Are Designed to Make
the Coming Kvent an
Ban Jo, March 29. A blossom
festival will be held In San Jose on
Thursday, April 7. The Ban J one Wo
n.an's Club haa charge of the affair,
and arrangements are rapidly being
made for a lavish display of Banta
Clara county flowers. The orcharda of
Santa Clara county will be In full
bloom at that time and the prune
blooms will be a fitting background for
the event In April the county la at
Ka best and thousands of people are
attracted here at blossom time.
San Jose will try to outdo all her
previous attempts at a floral show.
There Is to be a big display, In which
decorated horsemen and carriages will
be a prominent feature. A number of
floats are also assured. At Agricultural
Park there will be all sorts of games
and amusenvnte. There will be a bat
tle of flowers In which twenty decorat
ed horsemen will take part. A score of
decorated automobiles are also prom
ised for the parade.
Committees of the Woman's Club are
hard at work.. The success they are
meeting with assures an event that
will muke a reputation for San Jose
and the Woman's Club. The proceeds
of the fete are to be devoted to the
clubhouse fund of the organisation.
Besides the features of the parade
and entertainment there will be ex
cursions on the electric railroads to
the various resorts about the valley.
There are miles and miles of blossom
lined roads In this county, and a ride
along any of them In April Is worth
la trip to, Santa Clara va11ey, Many
rof tbe eawiern tourist now tn aoutherS
California art 1 expected here at the
time of the festival
A street carnival la to be given in
this city the latter part of April under
the auspices of Company B, Fifth
Regiment, N. O. C. The Dixie Carnival
Company has been engaged to furnish
the attraction. A company of 160 men
wilt take part hi the performances.
There will be eleven tent shows a large
Ferris wheel, merry-go-round and
many, small aide shows. The council
haa granted Company B permission to
pitch the tents along the south side
of Banta Clara street, between Second
and Fourth. The large lot at the corn
er of Fourth and Santa Clara streets
will also be used. A week Is the time
the carnival will hold forth.
PRICE OF COAL FIXED.
Wage Increase and High Rents Cause
New York, March 29. Prices for
coal here during the year beginning.
April 1, have been fixed at a meeting
of the Retail Dealers Association on
a basis partially! 10 cents higher than
for the current 12 months.
After the first of the coming month,
when a 60 per cent reduction by the
coal roads goes Into effect, the deal
ers who buy 2240 pound tons will sell
2000 pounds for $5.85, compared with
15.75 for the same period last year.
On June 1, 10 cents will .be added
to the price and on September 1 it
will Jump to $6.25, last winter's rate.
Increased rent, higher wages and taxes
are the causes to which the dealers
attribute the necessity of the advance
over an older rate.
MURDER IN CABIN
Rough Heuse Ends In Death of One
Man and Wounding of Others.
Redding, Cai., March 29. Cole
man's brickyard, at the southern limits
of Redding, was the scene of a brutal
murder and terlftlc fight last evening
about : SO o'clock. Aa a result of the
terrible affair A. V, Pa via, a miner,
lies in the morgue at this city, Jim
Leahy Is In the county hospital with
several dangerous knife wounda In his
body, and Jack Lawson and a tramp
called "Punkey" are in Jail, the latter
suffering from an exceedingly sore
Davis and Lawson were miners on
their way to Keswick to work. They
had camped In a cabin at the brick
yards eince Friday. Last evening
"Punkey," a young lad who had been
begging on the streets of Redding for
money to go to Seattle, he said, for
treatment for an injured foot, and Jim
Leahy entered the cabin and engaged
the two miners in conversation. One
of them came up to town and bought
a quantity of alcohol. About 1:46 a
dairyman In the neighborhood heard
seven shots and screams. He paid no
attention to It, but told of the affair
this morning. An Investigation reveal
ed Davis body, full of knife wounds
and bullet holes, lying near the cabin,
and Leahy waa crawling toward town
with three terrible wounds In his chest
and ablomen. All he remembered
was a fight and a description of the
other two men, They were captured
this 'morning and are In Jail. Neither
will aay a word, but It Is believed that
the boy "Punkey" Is the one who kil
The cabin Is bespattered with blood.
There are evidences of a terrific encounter.
LUNG. OPERATIONS 8UCCE88FUL
Invention of Air-Tight Cabinet Will
Add to Surgeons' Prestige.
New .York. March 29. A celebrated
Breslau surgeon Is expected to make
at this week's annual Orman surgical
congress the first announcement of an
Invention providing fcr the exposure
of the human lungs for operative pur
poses, says a Herald dispatch from
Experts already acquainted with the
process say thai the invention will
widely Increase the rank of chest
surgery and operatlona In the region
of the throat.
It coneiata of an air tight cabinet
holding the patient and two operators,
the patient's head protruding through
an opening In the side. The principle
invilved Is the reduction of the air
pressure around the exposed lung so
far as to prevent Ita collapse.
Experiments on animals have prov
ed completely successful.
VATICAN HEAVILY GUARDED.
Supposed That a Plot ia on Foot to
New York. March 29. For two days
pust the palaces and gardens of the
Vatican have been closely guarded by
a large force of Italian soldiers and
police especially drafted for the pur
pose, according to a dispatch from the
Rome correspondent of the London
Chroicle published here. The corres-.
Wild Eyed Man Who Lived on
Do p and Chased Natives
Taken Near Nome.
HIS IDENTITY IS A MYSTERY
Theory Advanced That Strange
Creature IsltusHian Kxlle
That Escaped From the
Wilds of Siberia.
Seattle, March 29 A special to the
Post-Intelligencer from Dawson says:
Theory and conjecture have been
set throbbing at nome by the capture
there of a wild man of barbarous ap
pearance, totally unable or unwilling
to give an account of himself. He is
commonly believed to be an escaped
Russian exile from Siberia; the sug
gestion Is made that he may be a sur
vivor of tbe Andree party, and one in
genious dreamer thinks the stranger
may be the Wandering Jew.
The man has been In custody but a
few days when the last advices re
ceived here from Nome left that place.
He waa a strange weird creature, with
beard and hair to bia waist, and nails
long and twisted. He leaped like a
wild animal and talked nothing Intelligible.
The Nome Nugget brings out the
suggestion that the man may be a
survivor of the Andree party. The
Nome News deals with the probability
of his being an escaped Russian con
vict, long forced to live In the wilder
ness. The Nome News says:
A strange being reached Nome last
Sunday and incredible as It may seem,
it Is almost certain that there Is in
Nome today an escaped Siberian con
vict, possibly a political exile, a man
who must have traveled on foot
through the 4.W0 miles or more of
Arctic, wilderness that stretches be
tween here and Srednl-Kolymsk, the
mystery and was finally assured by a
Vatican ecclesiastic that the guard is
due to the discovery of a plot against
the pope's life.
The fact that the soldiers are Ital
ians would seem to indicate that they
are acting on orders from the Italian
government, idependently of the Vati
MARYLAND MAN IN LUCK.
Went to England Two Years Age and
Now He's a Lord.
Baltimore, March 29. Albert Klrby
Fairfax, eldest eon of the late Dr.
John C. Fairfax, of Prince George's
county, Maryland, and Inheritor of his
titles of Lord Fairfax and Baron
Cameron In the peerage of Scotlond,
Is reported to have assumed his titles
and taken his seat in the house of
He went to England two years ago
to engage in business and had no in
tention of following such a course. It
Is now said he has been legally adopt
ed by a wealthy Englishman, as the
heir to his estate and persuaded to
assume his title.
His Tongue Cut Out
New York. March 29. After two
weeks of preparation a surgical oper
ation for the removal of the tongue
has been successfully performed upon
Thomas Magulre, a well known the
atrical treasurer, formerly of San
Francisco, who has been attached to
New York play houses for several
years. Magulre was a victim of can
cer at the roots of his tongue, caused
by excessive smoking. A few years
ago the doctors informed him that his
only chance for life lay in the entire
removal of the tongue. He cheerfully
submitted and said in bidding farewell
to his friends who gathered around
the operating table, that he would
soon learn to talk with his fingers.
The aurgeona now believe he will rap
Idly recover his health.
Disturbances of strikers are not
nearly as grave aa an individual disor
der of the system. Overwork, loss of
sleep, nervous tension will be followed
by utter collapse, unless a reliable rem
edy Is Immediately employed. There's
nothing so efficient to cure disorders
of the Liver and Kidneys as Electric
Bitters. It's a wonderful tonic, and
effective nervine and the greatest all
around medicine for run down systems.
It dispels Nervousness, Rheumatism
and Neuralgia and expels Malaria
germs. Only 60c, and satisfaction guar
anteed by Chas. Rogers, druggist.
from whlc4he could possibly have
He may be tbe wandering Jew on
another round, since stragely enough
he was found near Cape Prince of
Wales In eight of East Cape, where
that Interesting figure once stood and
stretched out his rands toward this
continent. Surely he is cot of our
ways and customs. How he got
across the straits la unanswered.
The case Is a strange one. Recent
ly the Nome authorities were advised
that a wild man had been captured
near Ktngegan by reindeer men and
natives. It was reported at that time
that the man had been living In the
hull of a wrecked schooner and that
on several occasions he had chased
both the white men and natives and
had killed, apparently for food, several
McLean and two Eskimos reached
here with the captive wild man. Here
was a man apparently 45 years of age,
somewhat below medium height, thin
as a famine figure, red-eyed, wild-eyed
and In rags. With hair and beard
that reached to his waist and nails
evidently trained to grow around the
ends of his fingers, he was a sight well
calculated to inspire fear and wonder.
His parka, though hanging in strips,
wan of heavy woolen cloth and evi
dently of Russian design and make.
Around hla neck, suspended to a small
gold chain, was a small gold amulet
with Greek design and an ebony Greek
cross. He carried no papers, nothing
to t peak for him, and since he cannot
or will not talk, whence he came, who
he may be all is a mystery. The
only solution thus far offered is given
above that he la an escaped Siberian
exile. He is certainly Russian. The
shape of the head and the eyes re
semble greatly the picture of Zimmer
man, the man who conspired to blow
up the government workshops a few
years ago and who was at Sredni
Kolymsk two years ago.
The unfortunate man was placed in
Jail and Is there being well cared for
In the hope that he will recover aufflc
lently to tell his story. He is easily
handled, but seems to have no under
standing beyond the recognising food
when placed before him.
All day yesterday the officials were
besieged by people who had heard of
the wild man and were anxious to
see him. Several Russians applied for
permits to visit the Jail. Deputy
Marshal Cody states that it has been
necessary, both on account of the
crowds applying and the unfortunate
man's condition to refuse all requests.
Until, If ever, the mystery Is cleared
up and the stranger has recovered
from the effects of his terrible exper
ience no one will be allowed to see
McLean, who was one of the captors,
stated yesterday that the man had
been In the vicinity of Klngegan for
several weeks ad had terrorized most
of the natives, who regarded him as
something supernatural. He was tak
en with little difficulty.
GUARD KNEW HIS MAN.
Prisoner st Sesttle Is Recognized sa
Folsom Convict. .
Seattle, Wash., March 29,-Guard
Corcoran, of the Folsom, California,
state prison, arrived In Seattle last
night and at once went to the county
JalL where he Immediately identified
A. L. Raymond, a man under arrest
there as E. L. Eldridge one of the
prisoners who escaped from the pris
on last July, after a desperate battle
with the guards, in which two of them
were killed and a half-doxen wers
When Guard Concoran was taken to
Jail five prisoners, among whom was
Eldridge, were lined up against a wait
Corcoran stepped before them and In
stantly pointed out Eldridge as one of
the desperadoes who escaped.
There's the man," said Concoran,
as he walked over to, Eldridge and
placed his hand on his shoulder.
"You're tbe man who stabbed me as
you escaped. I know you. You can't
Kldridgc said nothing. He merely
smiled as the Jailer led him back to
Early this morning Corcoran went to
Olympla to appear before Governor
McTtrlde and ask for requisition pa
pers. As soon t he get the neces
sary papers, Corcoron will take his
prisoner back to Folsom.
Wants Msgistrsts Removed.
New York, March 29. Charging
"wilful and fraudulent neglect of duty"
Captain F. N. Goddard, president of
the Anti-Policy Society, haa caused to
be served on Magistrate Seward Baker
a copy of a petition, In which, on April
8, he will ask the appellate division of
tbe supreme court to remove the
magistrate from office.
it la alleged that while sitting in
Dolice court the magistrate discharged
certain prisoners arrested on the com
plaint of the anti-policy society; tnat
subsequently three prisoners were in-
f un yrantrjury mm irmi wim
one exception they pleaded guilty and"
Not Killed By Fall.
San Francisco, March 29. Muriatic
acid was found in the stomach of John
H. Coe by the city chemist, who has
reported the fact to the coroner. Coe
was found dead at the foot of a flight
of stairs, down which he was supposed
to have fallen. However, as no frac
tures wnre found by the autopsy surg
eon, the stomach and contenta were
sent to the chemist It Is believed
that Coe belonged to a prominent fam
ily in Brooklyn, N. Y.
Eminent Author Deed.
San Francisco, March 29. Prof. A.
B. Arnold, eminent as the author of
several surgical treatises and a dis
tinguished classical scholar and trans-
at or of old Hebrew and Arabic writ
ings, is dead at the advanced age of
85 years. Dr. Arnold was born in Ger
many in 1819. Prof. Arnold was well
known in Baltimore where he resided
for years,, and throughout the east gen
Arrange For Polo Games.
New York, March 29. Polo club
representatives of the United States
have been invited to attend the annual
meeting of the National Polo Associa
tion to be held here April 19.
Dates of the season will be awarded
and as there Is said to be good pros
pects of an English team coming over
for the St. Louis exposition games,
efforts will be made to revise the
rules with a view to uniformity.
Pretty boxes and odors
are used to sell such
soaps, as no one would
touch if he saw them un
disguised. Beware of a
soap that depends on
something outside of it.
Pears', the finest soap
in the world is scented or
not as you wish; and the
money is in the merchan
dise, not m the box.
Established over too years.