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ASTORIA, OREGON, . WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 1904.
TO BLOW UP
Failure of Fuse to Burn (o Cap
Is All That Saves Vessr!
From Being Blown
Infernal Machine Found Eary
Yesterday Morning After
the Plotters Escaped.
CHINESE MAY BE GUILTY
Western Transportation Com
puny Ih'fuara to tiinploy
Mongolian and m They
Portland, April 6. The failure of a
bomb, containing two pounds of
powder, churned heavily with nitro
glycerine, and containing a box of 100
detonating cops, saved the Western
Transportation Company's ateumer Al
bany from bt-lng, blown to pieces thin
morning. The fuse attuc bed to th In
fernal machine had gone out when It
had ulmoxl reached the cap. From the
fact that a quantity of Chine tissue
paer nnd white eock, auch a Is fre
quently worn by Chineee, waa wrapped
around the bomb, It ia thought that the
plot waa conceived by the Chinese In
revenge for the persistent refusal of
the company to employ them.
"It waa the work of an amateur or
ome one who waa not thoroughly ac
quainted with the jnnnner In which a
machine la put together," laid De
tective Kerrigan thla morning. "1 have
obtained an expert opinion from the
California Powder Company, and Ha
employe nay the bomb consisted of
about two pound of Judnon powder,
heavily charged with nitroglycerine
and a box of 100 detonating capa.
Captain Whlttomb auld: "Of courae.
we are alwnya having trouble with
deckhand, but nothing aerloua hna be
fore occurred. When we wlHh to let
a man out we Just give him hi time
and let him go.
"The Chinamen have tried for aome
time paat to get a Chlneae cook em
ployed on the Albany, but we have re
fused. We hire a woman. When the
Chlneae have been around looking for
work we could hear them ewearlng
tercely because they were Bent away.
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8IX-INCH HOWITZER GUN8.
The six-inch guns shown in this picture give an excellent idea of the weapon
upon which the Japanese Army will depend largely in sie(e work.
E. L English, Young Man of AJ-
j mira, Wash., Who Disap
peared in 1901, Was -Mlirdered.
Remains Discovered Yesterday
Lying Buried in a Shal
OTHER MURDERS RECALLED
Itut I cannot nee why thla claas of peo
ple should do the work."
The ateamer Albany ha bt-en at the
dock for the iuiat month for repaint, a
new shaft being Installed, The venae!
was to have left port In two days. It
la engaged In towing logs for the Tort
land Lumber Company down the rlvnr.
It la likely that the company will
offer a reward for the capture of the
Nlghlwatchmitn W. 11. Mathewaon
was the only person on the boat and
he knew aothlng of bis narrow escape
from death until thla morning, lie
beard no unusual nolxe around the
steamer last evening.
"THE REAL MACOY."
Herr Plancke, Champion of Holland,
Lasts Only Four minutes.
Philadelphia, April 6. Herr Plancke.
the champion ot Holland, made a sorry
spectacle tonight in his fight with Kid
McCoy. Standing six Inches taller and
weighing 70 pounda or more, Plancke
waa beaten almoat Insensible In less
than four minutes. Tn the first round
the gong aaved Plancke from being
knocked out, and hla finish came 10 sec
onds after the second round waa called.
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STRIKERS ATTACK 300 GREEKS
WITH CLUBS AND STONES
SO POLICE INTERFERE
Passenger service on the Santa Fe
train is promised for May 1. The late
heavy rains have delayed the work of
ballasting the track, but the road is
expected to be completed by the end of
th present month.
Foreigners Respond hy Drawing Knives
and Revolvers and Mailing for
Their Assailants on Car
Officers Compel Them to Return to the Factory But in the Even,
ing They Are Again Attacked by Pickets Who Mob Them
as They Are Escorted to Train-Reported That One
Man Is Killed After He Boards Cars.
Chicago, April 6. Early this morn
ing, when 300 Greeks, who have been
employed at the American Can Com
pany during the strike, attempted to
come to the factory, they were met at
the gates by a large number of union
pickets, who attacked them with stones
and clubs. Those of the Greeka who
had entered the factory came pouring
out, armed with knives and revolvers
and attempted to attack the union men.
The police drove the Greeks into the
factory and dispersed those on the out
side. In this fight a number of men
were severely hurt. At night when the
300 Greeks left the plant they were met
by a mob of fully 1,000 strong that at
tacked them with atones, sticks and
bottles. The police, however, escorted
them to the train without anybody hav
ing been seriously injured. After the
Greeks had reached their train, it la
aald, somebody on the cars fired a shot,
the bullet killing a man named John
CITY ELECTIONS YESTERDAY.
Parties in Chicago Balance About Even
at the Polls.
Chicago, April 5. In the municipal
election today republicans elected 18
aldermen, democrats elected 18 and one
Independent republican who repudiated
the "machine" in the Sixth ward, was
chosen a member ot the council. The
next council will be formed of 36 re
publicans, 31 democrats, two independ
ents, one of whom ia a democrat, and
the other republican, and one social
ist. The chief Interest in the election,
however, centered In the vote on the
law on proposed municipal ownership of
street railways. On this proposition the
vote stood 150,000 for the proposition
and 30,000 against. On the proposition
that the city should at once take over
the street railways into its control, the
vote stood 120,000 for and 61,000
Mayor Roaa Elected.
Milwaukee, April 8. Mayor David
B. Rose, democrat, carried the city in
municipal election, having a plurality
of 5,913 over Guy D. Gaff, republican.
Democrats also control the common
Democrats elected George P. Wright
mayor, and four councllmen, and the
republicans, elected controller, treas
urer and four councllmen.
Mixed at St. Jo.
St. Joseph, Mo., April 5. The Demo
crats elected W. E. Spratt for mayor
and two councllmen today. The re
mainder of the ticket went republican.
RUSSIA TO MAKE APPEAL.
Contends That Merchantmen Taken
Are Not Lawful War Prizea.
St. Petersburg, April 5. Russia has
completed arrangements through the
French minister at Toklo to appeal the
cases of the Russian merchantmen now
before the Japanese prize courts. Three
Japanese lawyers have been engaged to
present the cases. The appeals will be
made on various grounds.
Most of the ships were taken before
the actual declaration of war, several
of them were captured on the high
seas, having left port before the out
break of hostilities, and others were
detained in Japanese ports, notwith
standing Japan's declaration of allow
ing Russian ships in port a certain ex
People Greatly Wrought Up
Over the Culmination of
Series of Crimes That
Have Taken Place.
Davenport, Wash., April 5. People
In the nelghborhod of Almira are
wrought up over finding the body of a
man burled in a shallow grave. The
body waa identified later as that of
E. E. English, a young rancher wha
disappeared in 1S0L
This ia the fourth mysterious murder
that has taken place in that community
in the past three years. The other three
were Judge Lewis and his wife, an age
couple, brutally beaten to death in De
cember, 1902, and Charlea Thlnnls, who
waa shot in his saloon at Geneva last
Shortly before , his disappearance
English sold his ranch to Frank Victor
for $1,000, and it was then reported;
that English would return to his old
home in England,
When English disappeared Frank
Victor said he had Seen English upoa
the farm, but when be returned the
former oner was missing., Victor
claimed English had gone to Orchard
Valley. The dead man had a brother,
who, is a physician at Terra Haute, Ind.
Kanaaa Republicans Win, '
Kansas- City, Mo., April 5. In elec
tions for minor offices throughout Kan
sas the republicans elected all, or a
majority of all, their candidates.
In Bryan's Town,
Lincoln, Neb., April 5. Republican!
carried the municipal ticket today.
Democrat for Tacoma.
Tacoma, April ' 6. The city election
today resulted In a mixed victory.
Election in New Mexico.
Denver, April 5. In New Mexico re
publicans won the municipal election
at La Vegas and Gallup, and the demo
crats at Santa Fe.
Local laauaa in Idaho.
Boise, Ida., April 5. Municipal elec
tions were held throughout Idaho to
day, excepting in Boise and Lewlston.
In nearly all places the issues were
Conviction la Affirmed.
Lansing, Mich., April 5. The su
preme court today affirmed the convic
tion In the circuit court of Thomas F.
McGarry, a prominent Grand Rapids
attorney, on the charge of bribery In
connection'with the water deal.
First Train Makes Run.
Oakland, Cal., April 5. The first pas
senger car to run over the new Santa
Le line Into Oakland has Just arrived,
bringing a special train to which was
attached the private car of Superin.
tendent Walker of the Valley division.
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