The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930, June 29, 1904, Image 1

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    VOLUME LVII.
ASTORIA, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29, 1901.
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NO. 22a
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JURY FIXES
BLAME FOR
THE HORROR
Directors of Knickerbocker Steam
boat Company, Captain, Mate
and Others Are Held ,
Responsible.
Charge In Each Case Is Man
slaughter and Guilty Persons
Are Held for Trial.
THE MATE ACTED COWARDLY
Russians and Japanese Are Face to Face and
Conflict ,01 Seventy Is Expec
ted Today.
SYRACUSE
CAPTURES
BIG EVENT
lluropatllln Occupies Strong Position and Seems Confident of His Ability to Suc
' cessfully Withstand Impending Onslauffht liuroltt's Position Not So
as Formerly From FlanH Attack and Must Force
Battle in Order to Get Around Russian Position.
Secure
Government Steamboat Inftpec
tor wan AUo IerIUt in Hid
Duty and Will lie He
ported h Such.
New York. Juno 21 The inquiry
conducted by Coroner U-rry an-! a Jury
Into the General Slocum disaster wan
concluded today, nnd, after nearly four
hour' deliberation, B verdict wu ren
dered In which the director of the
Knickerbocker Bteamboat Company.
Captain Van SchaJck of the General
Hlocum, Captain Peuae, commodore of
the company'! fleef. and others were
held criminally responsible. Warrants
for their arreat were laaued. The mate
of the General Slocum, according to
the Jury, acted In a cowardly manner, J
and tha mlaconduct of Steamboat In
apector Lundbcrg, It reported, ahould
be brought to the attention of the
federal author It lea. ,
Tha charge In each caae la man
slaughter In the first degree. Pull waa
fixed by the coroner varying from
$1000 to $5000. Mate Edward Flana
gan, who waa under detention as a
wltneaa, waa firm arraigned. He
pleaded not guilty and hla ball waa
fixed at $1000. He waa committed to
Jail. Inspector Lundberg pleaded not
guilty and waa released on S1000
bonds.
Ball waa fixed at 15000 each for Prea
ldent Barnaby and Secretary Atkinson
and bonds were furnished at once.
Captain Van Sehalck la a prisoner In
the hospital. Captain reuse may not
be arreated until tomorrow, when It
Is expected the directors of the com
pany will also be taken into custody.
Hal Chang, June 2S-A hsavy en
gagement Is expected tomorrow near
th village of Si Mou Chang, 15 miles
south-southeast of Hai Chang and an
equal distance due east of the rail
way. Tha Japanasa have now passsd Dalin
hill and are 20 mi let aouth of tha Rus
sian position.
An Associated Press correspondent
returned hers from Tal Tehe Kiao at
dawn today. Terrifie rain rendered
the roads almost impassable.
Tha Russisn regiments are camped
on the high ground and are in excel
lent condition. Kuropatkin and his
staff are apparently quite ease; in thair
minds. The Japanese have given the
Russians time to strengthen their'bsse
and flank, while Kuroki Is not aa se
cure as formerly from flank attaok.
Kuroki eannot get around tha Rus
sian position without forcing a fight
JAP8 ARE CLOSING IN.
When Kuropstkin Chooses 8pot Battle
Will Be Wsgsd.
Bl. Petersburg, June 28. No further
advices from the front had been re
ceived up to tonight, though news
from General Kuroputkln and Admiral
Withoeft waa eagerly awaited. The
uhuuI rumors of heavy fjghtlng have
pervaded the city, but they were baaed
wholly upon the fuct thut the armies
are In cle touch.
Though It appears now from Kuro
patkln'a tactics that a heavy engage-
matters, but it la not generally ex
pected here that Kuropatkin will give
battle until he reaches a position of
his own selection.
It may clarify the military situation
to explain the country In which the
armies are now coming to a contest.
It consists of a aeries of mountain
chains running parallel with the rail
way, alongside which the Russians are
falling back as the Japanese advance.
Fen Shul, Mo Tien and Dalln are all
pannes which take their names from
mountains over which they run. Ku
roki. who heretofore has been east of
these mountains, Is advancing to the
westward from Slu Yen through a
very rough country, and his columns
must traverse the pusses named before
emerging Into the more open country
along the railway approximately
nient ntay be deferred for some days,
It Is possible the Japanese may rush j abreast of Tal Tche Klao. Hal Cheng
and Llao Tang. . The Russian outposts
and the Japanese advance are now In
cloae touch at all these passes.
Kuropatkin is now moving slowly
northward along the railway, and w her
ever he makes his stand there will be
precipitated what is expected to be
the decisive battle of the campaign.
In the meantime, Oku is advancing
along the railroad at the head of the
withdrawing Russians. He la backed
up by a powerful army. How large
a portion of thla army he has detached
to Join Kuroki has not been developed,
but It la probably large enough to
add material severity to the fighting
before the Russians finally abandon the
mountains.
There is great eagerness for news
from Port Arthur, but nothing con
cerning the situation there was known
up to tonight. . ... .
VANDAL CUTS AIRSHIP
AT THE FAIR GROUNDS.
Effort to Destroy Santos Dumont's
Machine Renders Fourth of July
Ascension Impossible.
St. Louis. June :S.S'rne time dur
ing the night the bag of Santoa-Du-mont's
alrahlp at the worlds fair
grounds was cut and sloshed In such
manner as to preclude all possibility
of Its being repaired in time to allow
an ascension .July 4. There are at
least 20 long rips In the bag, and
Professor Carl Meyers, .who has charge
of the aeronautic contests, today said
that It will take at least two weeks to
repair the damage.
The big gas bag bad not yet been
tuken from the crate in which it came
from Paris. The cover had been re
moved by a customs inspector and the
crate waa rolled Into the center of the
big shed prepared for the airship. Be
Ing of an adhesive material, the bag
was hung in folds from sluts nailed
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(near the top of the crate, and In this
way was prevented from becoming a
solid mass because of Us own weight
There were several folds of the bag
over each slat, and the vandal drew
his knife across these, cutting through
from two to four thicknesses of the
material with each slash. The work
evidently was done In haste. There
were about a dozen slats covered with
folds of the bag and only four or five
of them were cut.
When the damage was discovered a
messenger was sent to Mr. Dumont and
he hurried to the scene. After exam
inlng the bag he said:
"Well, it Is Just as I told the fair
people. This place la not secure
enough."
"What will you do?" asked a corre
spondent of the Associated Press.
"I don't know," waa the reply. "It
will be an impossibility to get a new
bag, and If an ascension is made this
one must be repaired. I can think of
no reason why anyone should want to
destroy my airship."
Professor Meyers made a careful ex
amination of the cuts and said:
"The damage seems to have been
done ' with a dull knife. I can con
celve of no reason why anyone should
want to destroy the bag, and I believe
the work waa pure vandalism with no
other object in view than tile malicious
destruction of property."
Walter B. Stevenson or the world's
fair company said steps would be
taken to apprehend the vandal and for
the future protection of the airship.
When the damage was none the shed
that sheltered the gns bag was patrol
led' by a Jefferson guard, and a special
watchman, who was one of Mr. Du
mont's employes. Neither saw the
vandal, and the damage was not dis
covered until the workmen were about
to take the bag from the box.
WOULD APPEAL TO THE HAGUE
Russian Suggests Plan to Stop Butch
ery of Wounded.
MORE MINERS DEPORTED.
CepTiM 1904 by Hart Rehaffntr A ttart
P. A. STOKES, One Price To Everybody
Thirty-Nine Men Run Out of Viotor
by General Bell.
Victor, Colo., June 28. Thirty-nine
men affiliated with- the Western Fed
eration of Miners who have been ar
rested at various times since the 6th
Instant were deported tonight. In the
number were several men arrested at
the time of the Dunnvllle expedition.
According to General Bell, their des
tination is Colorado Springs.
OREGON BOY WINS PRIZE.
Carries Off Honors in Prohibitionary
Oratorical Contest, .
Indianapolis, Ind., June 2S. Walter
B. Miles of Pacific college, Newberg,
Ore., won the flrHt prize of $100 In the
prohlbltlonury oratorical contest In
Tomlinsdn hall tonight.
St, Petersburg, June 28. (12:13 p.
m. The Novoe Vremya today, calling
WOon to the statement that Don
Jaime de Bourbon was an eye-witness
to the killing of Russian wounded at
Vafangow, declares that something
must be done quickly to prevent the
war degenerating Into the senseless
brutality which the Japanese practices
Indicate. The paper urges the Rus
sian newspaper correspondents In the
field to show up the authors of this
brutality and secure the evidence of
eye-witnesses and photographs in or
der that The Hague convention may
be invoked.
The sudden cessation of newspaper
dispatches from the theater of war
tends to confirm the belief that the
armies are about to engage. Most of
the military critics take the view that
a big battle is imminent, although the
Novoe Vremya's expert thinks that a
pitched battle now is more attractive
to the Japanese generals than to Gen
eral Kuropatkin, saying that the lat
ter does not need precipitancy as Rus
sian reinforcements continue to arrive,
but if the Japanese want a battle they
must hasten, aa only a fortnight re
mains before rains set in.
The army jorgan, whose comment
waa written before the arrival of Lieu
tenant General Sarakhoff's dispatch
last night, points out the difficult,
mountainous country through which
General Kurokl's columns are going,
and finds In General Oku's withdrawal
southward either that the Japanese are
trying to draw oft part of Kuropatkln's
army, or their decision, in view of the
near approach of the rainy season, to
arrest ' their further advance. In the
latter case, the army would be able
to hold the greater part of Llao Tung
peninsula until the resumption of ac
tive operations In August.
All the papers consider almost inex
plicable the failure to receive further
reports from Tokio of the sea fight
off Port Arthur, and are reproducing,
with great prominence, dispatches from
German papers to the effect that Ad
miral Togo, in his official reports, did
not claim positively to have sunk a
Russian battleship or to have crippled
two other vessels. General Indigna
tion is manifested over the alleged mis
translation of the reports of Admiral
Togo.
Russian Ships to Sail Today. '
.'. London, June 28. The Dally Tele
graph's St. Petersburg correspondent
says that, according to a Russian naval
officer, a section of the Russian second
Pacific squadron will leave Cronstadt
June 29.
OPEN FOR SETTLEMENT.
Nine Million Acres of Land Available
in Nebraska.
Omaha, June 28. Nine millions of
acres of government land in Nebraska
were opened for homestead entry today
under the provisions of the Klnkaid
law, which permits homesteaders to
file on 640 acres of land. The land
opened by the Klnkaid law Is known
as semi-arid land, and is mostly adapt
ed to grazing. This is the last great
opening ' of government land of this
nature that will ever be made, and
was the occasion of a rush for choice
sections.
The six land offices in Nebraska were
the scenes of great excitement At
O'Neill, nearly 1000 persons, nearly 10
per cent of whom were women, were
In line at sunrise.
The greatest excitement was at
Broken Bow. where over 2,000,000 acres
of the best land included In the pro
visions 'of the law were, thrown open.
At sunrise 2000 persona were In line,
and Sheriff Richardson, who had al
ready taken extraordinary precautions
to forestall trouble, today enlisted an
extra force of deputies to keep order.
Later he requested Governor Mickey
to order the militia out to assist in
keeping order.
IRATE HUSBAND SHOOTS.
Kills Man Who Was Paying Attentions
to His Wife.
Emmett, Idaho, June 28. Thomas
Hamilton, proprietor of the Idaho meat
market, was shot to death in front of
his place of business by Albert White
today.
White gave himself up at once and
was placed in custody to await the
arrival of the sheriff from Caldwell.
The shooting was caused. by the al
leged attentions of Hamilton to Mrs.
White. White met Hamilton this
morning, and after a few words drew
his revolver and fired, Instantly killing
Hamilton. After Hamilton fell, mite
coolly walked away, giving himself up
to the officers.
Hamilton was 36 years of age, and
well known in that section. He waa
unmarried. White is a newcomer, arid,
with his wife, has been engaged in the
restaurant business. .
Smashes CornefTs Supremacy b
the Rowing Races at Pw
keepsie With Ease Tfof 1
Surprises All.
Takes Eight-Oar Varsity and Eii
Oar Freshmen Races by Hand
some Majorities.
FOUR-OAR EVENT CORNELL'S
Wisconsin, of Which Much Wu
Expected, and Columbia, Dark
- Horse, Failed to Figure ,
in Winning.
Poughkeepsie, N. Y., June 28. Cor
nell's rowing supremacy is broken. Ia
the four-mile eight-oar varsity race
and in the freshmen two-mile eight-
oar race the Syracuse oarsmen won by
handsome majorities, coming ont of
obscurity so marked that last night
friends of Syracuse could not find
takers for bets at 1 to 2.
, Cornell wnn th four-oar varsity
race with ease. Wisconsin, which was
thought to threaten all competitors In
the four-oar and varsity races, waa
never a factor, coming in next to last
in the four-oar race and last in the
varsity. Columbia, the "dark horse."
whose mysterious doings up the stream
have led to a great deal of solicitude
on the part of all her competitors, did
well in the four-oar race, in which she
came In second, though she made but
a feeble showing In the others, com
ing in last in the freshmen race and
fourth in the varsity.
The weather on the whole was nearby
perfect today for racing. Dashes at
rain marred the enjoyment of Ihe
spectators somewhat and rather a
brisk southerly breeze toward the
close of the day made the water, some
what rough, to which the alow -Una-
may be attributed. The summary fol
lows;
Varsity four-oar race, two miles .
Cornell won, time If): 53 3-5; Colum
bia second, 11:121-5; Pennsylvania
third, 11:15 3-5: Wisconsin fourth,
11:18 2-5; Georgetown sixth. lLv34t-S.
'Freshmen eight-oar race, two mile
Syracuse won, 10:01; Cornell second,
10:12 2-5; Pennsylvania third. 19:15;
Columbia fourth, 10:281-2.
Varsity eight-oar race, four miles
Syracuse won, 20:22 3-5; Cornell sec
ond, 20:311-5; Pennsylvania third.
20:324-5; Columbia fourth, 20:451-5;
Georgetowa fifth, 20:52 3-5; Wiscon
sin sixth, 21.01. , .
BASEBALL SCORES.
Crop Conditions Not So Favorable.
Washington, June 28. The weather
bureau's weekly summary of crop
conditions says:
' Temperature conditions during the
week ending June 27 were not so fa
vorable as during the preceding week.
In the north Pacific coast districts it
was cool, with heavy frosts, more or
less damaging, in the eastern portions
of Washington, Oregon and Idaho. ,
Pacifio Coast.
At Portland San Francisco, 5; Port
land, 8.
At Tacoma Los Angeles, 3; T aco
rn a, 4.
At Seattle Oakland, 1; Seattle, It
American.
At Boston New York, 2; Boston, E.
At St Louis Cleveland, 4; St.
Louis, 0.
At Washington Philadelphia, U
Washington, 2.
At Detroit Chicago, 4; Detroit. 1
National.
At New York Philadelphia, 3; New
York, 9. ' ,
At Brooklyn Boston, 6; Brooklyn, i.
Idaho Congressman 'Weds.
Norfolk, Neb., June 28. Miss Win
nifred Hartley, a teacher, and Con
gressman Burton L. French, represen
tative from Idaho, were married at
noon today. , They left immediately
for Moscow, Idaho.
Dan Emmett Is Dead.
Mount Vernon, O., June 25. Da
Emmett, the old-time minstrel, famous
as the composer of "Dixie," died sud
denly tonight, aged 86.