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ASTOBU, OREGON, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9
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Commercial Club Football Eleven
Defeated but Not Disgraced
In Big Match Played at
Home Team Manages to Score
One Touchdown and Shut
Out Visiton. .
FIELD IN POOR CONDITION
Layer or Sawdust Makes, It Iui
poaalhle for Lifter Eleven
to Head OOrtialnnby
The Commercial Club football loom
yesterday met defeat at the hand ot
the Multnomah eleven. The wort, 1-0,
was really a victory for the Astorlana,
who played the home .team to a stand
ttlll and made a showing that ur
prised the Portlenders. The Multno
mah team Is richly entitled to all the
credit of victory, for It played the
hardest ume It ever won. Of course,
optimistic statements were made be
fore the fame by both sides, for the
contest attracted much Interest. Un
der ordinary condition the Commercial
team would unquestionably have been
vlctorlou. and even the Multnomah
player congratulated the Astorlans
upon their excellent showing.
The fame waa almoat devoid of sen
autlonal features It waa hard, hard
work from the call of time, and on a
field of awdut the heaviest team
nda the vardace. The only acore
of the fame waa made after 1$ mln
utea' play, during which-the heavier
MUltnotnah team shoved back the A-
torla eleven for a distance oi u yar.
The light Astoria team depended on
fust work for yardage, and fat work
waa utterly Imnoaalble on a lawduat
Luck With Multnomah.
The luck of the game waa with the
Multnomah team. Once Abercromble
waa imt throuah the line, Stockton
ahovlng him. Stockton's effort to aa
fullback resulted In
the latter belnf sent aprawllnf, and
although there waa a clear Held before
him, he could not refotn hla feet In
'time to avoid the tackle. Had Aber-
cromble remained on hla feet during
thla play the wore would have been
ever o much different
Bight at the atari Commercial' hard
luck atory begun. When Multnomah
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quarterback made a nne run of SS
yarda, advancing he ball through a
field full of opposing players. When
he was finally downed, the ball waa
knocked from hla hands, and the long
gain availed the visitors little. An-
ether time Abercromble made a long
run aa the result of a line buck, but
the bajl waa knocked from his handa
and he wa deprived of the frulta of
hi excellent work. After the ball had
been wallowed around In the sawdust
' for a while It became slippery and the
player found It difficult to hold.
' Multnomah's Strong Men. .
Multnomah may well thank Horan
and Dave Jordan for its vlctpry. Ho
ran waa at right halfback, and in timea
of sore distress he waa the man who
gained the yardage. Jordon played left
end. and whenever the play came hi
way It was promptly broken up.
Horan' Is a big man and a gritty and
experienced one. Jordon weighs per
hap not more than 150, but he under-
! stands the game and played with, all his
i nrv from start to finish. He broke
up Commercial's Interference time and
i again' and was a stumbling block In
the way of the Aatorlans. It must not
be Inferred from this that Horan and
Jordon alone played, the game; Mult
; nomah's front line and back field are
both strong. But the situation wa
Just as has been stated Horan made
the yardage that brought ucce . to
'Multnomah and Jordon prevented the
gain .' that would have given Com
mercial the day. Seeley also played
great OOJI lor m nuiiiv hwu,
i oault and Coates, but without Horan
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find Jordon Multnomah
An Expensive Fumble.
Stockton mad the longest run of the
day when Multnomah sitaea on: 10
him.' He came down the field at great
apeed, successfully evading the men who
ought to tackle him. When he waa
Anally downed, after a 25-ysrd apurt,
the ball was knocked from his hand
and fell Into Multnomah' posses-
slon. On the very flrt down Mult
nomah lost the ball on a fumble, but
Commercial wa forced to punt on
the third down. The Astoria line then
held for two down, but the home
team uceeeded In nettlnf the yard
age on the third.
How the Lone Score Was Made. "
With the ball In Multnomah's pos
session there followed a aertea of line
buck that wa somewhat remarkable.
The end would gain half yard each.
and then Horan would be ent through
left guard for the deficiency. Thla
sort of thing continued with monoton
ous regularity, and gradually the oval
was forced toward the Commercial
goal. Horan worked like a trooper,
bammerfng hla way through for a few
yarda on the third down. For IS yarda
the home eleven gained In thla man
ner, bringing the ball to Commercial'
five-yard line. Then the ball waa car-
rled over the line for the only touch
down of the gdme. Coate failed to
kick the goal.
Multnomah kicked off to Abercrom
ble, who wa downed before he ouia
get under way. On the third down
Ing with the punt and preventing any
ng with the punt and preventing any
gain. Multnomah lost the ball on
down, and. falling to make the neces-
sarlr yardage. Astoria punted, but the
ball went out of bound.
Renthal. Multnomah's center, had
been holding Day. Commercial' cen-
ter, and declined ta heed the latter'
protest Finally the attention of Ref
eree Grant was called to the violation,
and Multnomah was penalised IS
yarda Multnomah loat the ball after
being penalised, and Blair and Aber
cromble rnade some substantial gain.
Dowllng was hurt and Johnson went
In at hi position. The fight for pos
session of the ball continued, and when
tim. for the half was whistled "the.
oral waa In the center of the field.
' Stockton's Orest Play. '
' The Commercial showed up In much
better form In the second half. The
klckoff sent the ball down to Horan,
who waa downed on Multnomah's 15
yard line. Then followed the one brll
Hunt feature of the game. Multnomah
was forced to punt and the ball came
down In Stockton's territory. Despite
the fact that several Multnomah men
stood ready )to down him aa soon the
he should touch the ball, Stockton
Jumped Into the air. grasped the oval
and actually made yardage before he
could be stopped.
Chet Murphy wa sitting on the side
line when Stockton's beautiful catch
was made. "That." aald Murphy, "was
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one or me nnei pm.
on the srldlron. It was wonderful."
It was at thla, stage of the proceed-
Ins that Commercial snowea epeeu.
Steadily the ball waa advanced for 25
yards, and when Aatorla finally lost It
Portland was unable to gain, being
forced to punt. A, trick play newoo
the Astortana five yards, and after
some Indecisive work a' punt by. Com
mercial sent the ' ball far down Into
Multnomah's territory. The Astoria
line held like a rock at this juncture
and Multnomah loat the ball. Aber
cromble battered the line for a pretty
in. but loat the ball on a fumble.
Multnomah's punt to Stockton was not
handled, but the Astoria line held and
Multnomah was again forced to punt.
Then followed a struggle on Astoria's
15-yard line where the oval was be-
In contested for when the whistle
was .blown. , ; . ,
. Astorians Play Well.
Regan's work yesterday waa superb.
He tacttled with rare grit and there
was . never a g;aln around his end.
Painter was not. In suite sucn gooa
form, but he worked hard. Blair fully
it.,. r tn hla remitatlon. .and Mi
tackling was of high order. Bay play
ed his position faultlessly and fre
mientiv was to be seen tackling behind
th. tine. His 235-pound opponent
could not stop him and there were BO
gains through center. Sutton likewise
played an excellent game, caring ror
one of Multnomah's biggest and beat
men. Gammai.ran sirongiy
material gane, Henderson's lack f
practice with the team resulted. In some
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FATALLY HURT AND CHAFFEUR
KILLED IN A 300 MILE RACE
George Heath, a American." Driving a
Ninety Horse-Power Machine of ;
French Make, Finishes First.
Fatal Accident Occurred Two Hours Xfter Start and Was Caused by
Slipping of Tires Great Crowd Watches and Cheen When .
Tension of Over Six Hour,U Broken and Winner
Passes Under the Wire.
New Tork, Oct. .-Oeorge Arenta.
Jr, a New Tork millionaire, lies dying
In a hospital on Long Island, and Chaf
feur Carl Mesuel la 'dead aa the reeult
of the automobile race for the cup of
fered by W. K. Vahderbllt, Jr. Arent
Is suffering from cerebral hemorrhage
and at an early hour today he was not
expected to live. Hla family has been
summoned to bis bedside.
The accident which resulted In a
double fatality was caused by the
tires slipping and occurred at 8 o'clock.
two hours after the start. The car was
traveling at a tremendous rate and
waa approaching a curve when It sud
denly awerved and turned over. Meti-
..I was caught beneath a chain wheel
and Arents waa thrown to one side.
Doth were taken to a hospital and
Meusel died half an hour later.
The atory of the race la one of In
tense -excitement and nerve tension.
George Heath, an American, driving
a ninety horae-power vehicle of for
eign make and representing the Auto
mobile club of France, finished first;
with AJbert Clement, representing the
same club and driving an eighty horse
power machine, also of foreign make,
CARPENTER CAM IN COURT.
William Miller and
A. B. Haoef Can't
The case ' of William Miller vs. A.
a Hager et al occupied most of yes
terday afternoon In Judge McBrlde
court, and court was adjourned be
fore all the evidence had been taken.
The case arose as the result of a dis
pute between Miller .and Hager over
the price to be paid for carpenter
work done In remodeling the build
ing In which the Unique theater Is
located, to make It suitable for theater
purposes. Several witnesses, Includ
ing the carpenters who were employ
ed on the Job, were sworn and testi
fied aa to the amount of work done on
the Job and gave estimates as to the
proper price which ahould.be paid to
the contractor. Mr. Hager, manager of
the opera house, claims that there was
a verbal agreement between him and
Mr. Miller aa to the price to be paid
for the work. The case waa further
pnmiiliPRted by evidence to the effect
thut ao'me of the work done had to be
done over again, while the obscure tes
timony of the carpenters made the
whole matter confusing.
A MODEL FISHING BOAT.
Duncan McVeigh to Have Improved
Richard Leathers yesterday finish
ed for Duncan Mcveign we largem
and most Improved, fishing boat so far
built. ,It.ls 28 feet long and, of eight
feet beam and has a Ave horse-power
gasoltne engine Installed in the tern
The net will be stowed and fished
from the bow. . For this 'puropse the
rudder is made to be shipped at either
end of the boat, so that In laying out
the net the captain can have hla en
glne backing up and can handle the
tiller and the net .at the same time
from the bow. The fish boxea are also
of an improved pattern, being' lined
with galvanised Iron and made to take
out for cleansng, which prevents ellme
from reacchlng the bilge and Insures
a clean boat There being no center-
board, a gangway la provided through
the center of the boat fore and aft
Altogether It marks a new era In the
construction of fishing boats and Bpella
the doom of the' old-style craft, aa well
as of the luaty boat pullers.
one minute and i seconds behind him.
When the two men flashed by the
Judges the crowds rose in a body and
cheered, relieving the tension on the
nerves that had held the crowd so
many hours. , Clement lodged a pro
test with the racing board, but at an
early hour this morning the protest
was disallowed. The course was a
thirty-mile triangle with aharp turns
and waa dangerous. At two places a
railroad crossed the highway at a
grade and these places were guarded
by signal men. Twice at these cross
ings Qabrlel, a French motorman, nar
rowly escaped being struck by a tran,
In' one Instance running but two feet
ahead of the locomotive.
There was a continuous bursting ot
Urea at one point in the course that
aroused suspicion, and Investigation
showed that a quantity of sharp nails
and broken glass had been thrown on
the retirement of a number of machine
the relrement of a number of machine
early In the race. ,
! The (Official corrected time for. the
entire eourae heat was five hour, 21
mlnutee. 45 seconds, Clement making
It In five hours, 8 minutes, II sec
onds. -. " ;
SEVERAL NEW ENTERPRISES.
Hour Mill May Be Added te Astoria'
,In connection with h movement for
a near hotel it Is interesting to note
that several large new enterprises are
contemplated for Astoria in the. near
future. i A prominent local capitalist
has agreed to furnish half the neces
sary capital for a flour mill, and mem
bers of the commercial bodies will en
deavor to And another man who wants
to go Into the buisensa. The estab
lishment of a glass factory is also
contemplated. The west buys some
thing like 1200. carloads of glassware
from the east every year, and all of
this quantity could aa well be manu
factured at Astoria. Just aa soon as
the hotel proposition Is out of the way
the other proposals will be taken up.
The disposition on the part of the
active men of the city to hustle for
Astoria waa never more apparent than
at present, and the coming year will
see much good work done.
HERE TO BUY LUMBER.
Big Creamery Man Will Be Her a
H. R. Ennls, auditor of the Conti
nental Creamery Company of Topeka,
Kan., arrived in the city last evening.
The company with which Mr.- Ennls
Is connected Is the largest of Its kind
In America and annually produces 10,
000,000 to 12.000,000 pounds, of butter.
Mr. Ennls has been buying ha box
lumber from the Clatsop. Mill Company
and Is, here to close another contract
with H. F. PraeL Like all other eaat'-
erners who visit the west Mrv Ennls
Is a great admirer of the, coast coun
try, and believes it has an excellent
future. He will be In the city for a
few day , ,
PRELIMINARY WORK STARTS.
Government Will Make Canby Great
. , . , , Fort.
Preliminary work for the new fortl
flcatlons at Fort Canby is progressing
rapidly. A wharf Is being made for
receiving supplies, The materials will
be carried up by an electric tralm to
the site of the fort, 200 feet above toe
waters of the harbor. . A. force of men
is at work blasting and excavating on
the heights for a base for the fortl.
flcatlons. The new works will really
be. a rebuilding of the old fort, using
the same site, and old Fort Canby, with
Its out-of-date guns wilt be transform
ed into a modern fortification with
flrat-claas armament of heavy mortars
ind long-range guns. .With the com
pletion of Fort Canby "Uncle Sairi will
have, at the mouth , of the Columbia
river a series of trangular fortifica
tions taking In Fort Stevens, Fort Co
lumbia and Fort Canby, which com
bined with the mining of the river
entrance would make it Impossible for
a hostile ship to come Into the Co
lumbia. While Fort Canby occupies
the station furthest ocean ward. U la en
the north side of, the river. Naval ex
perts regard Fort Stevens aa the -most
Important fortification. About four
miles across the river to the north and
a little eastward stands Fort Colum
bia. An enemy's ' fleet entering the
Columbia would be subjected to the
cross-fire of all three forts.' Both Fort
Columbia and Fort Stevens are com
plete and up-to-date fortification, and
the new Fort Canby wUl be a model of
AT HEDRICK'S THEATER.
New Bill Tomorrow Will Be a Top
noteher. The weekly change of bill at Hed
ricks will bring In a program tomorrow
such as funlovers and people of good
musical taste will delight to witness.
The entire bill Is comprised of stars
who have pleased large audiences In
the cities of the east. The world-re
nowned Jupiter Trio has starred from
New Tork to San Francisco, and Is a
whole etntertaiiunent Itself, and an ex
pensive combination to bring to As
toria. Mr. and Mrs. Carl Carter are
the cleverest musical team on the coast
and furnish Just the kind of amuse
ment that pleases everybody. In fact.
this is an evenly-balanced, swell show
all the way through, every at tajl af
Interest from start to finish. Manager
Hedrlck haa always endeavored to pro
vide the best show in the city, and will
continue so to do. Corner Twelfth
and Duane streets. .-:
OFFICIAL REP6RT8OUTT "
Show that Russians Make Desperate
i Tokla, Oct 8. At Imperial head
quarters tonight jlhere "was published
a series of extended reports covering
the operations against Port Arthur un
til the end of July.' The reports cover
th 'nr rut ions between the battle of
Nanshan, May 26, and the actual tn
..im.nt nf Port Arthur. July 80. The
reports are chiefly Interesting as show-
Ina that the Russians desperately re
slated the Japanese advance southward
alona the peninsula. 'The .Japanese
casualties during this period are With
held, but are said to have been lighter
than haa been previously : reported
from various outside sources. '
INTREPID IS LAUNCHED.
Ceremonies Were Carried Out Without
Vallejo, Cal..' Oct. 8. The new train
Ing ship Intrepid waS successfully
launched , today t the Mare Island
navy yard In the presence of a large
crowd whciir despite the heavy ralri.
n.ma tmm San Francisco and other
places, to witness the ceremony. N
Helen De Young, daughter of M. H. De
Young, proprietor of the San Francis
co Chronicle, who was chosen by Sec
retary of the Navy' Mortort to, be
sponsor foa the- vessel, christened the
ship, breaking the customarjr bottle of
champagne over her bow as the "In
trepid" started from the ways. t -
INVITATIONS ARE OUT.
Expected that Many Nations Will Ex
' r ' hibit at Lewis and Clark Fair.
'Portland, Oct- 8. Invitations were
sent out today by the Lewis and Clark
exposition to all nations, asking them
to participate In the big fair next year.
The Invitations were sent o8 coun
tries exhibiting at St Louis, and there
are indications that a' majority of them
will accept ;,; : ' ' ". "
' NEW TROTTING RECORD.
Major Delmar Goes in 2:014 at Lex
ington, f -
Lexington, Oct 8. Major . Delmar
mada a new trotting record today when
he circled the track In 2:01. clipping
half a second off the record made by
OMceus at Columbus. The fractional
time in the wonderful trial was 29
29. S0K, 22 seconds.
ONE PLOT b
he Russian Police Think That
. They Have Traced ; Down f
4, Cause of Terrorist
Crimes.: 1. j
Single Conspiracy Cause of Many
Assassinations Covering Per
. iod of Four Year.
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AN "EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE"
Inspiration Comes Front ltand of
ATolutiontsU, ' Mostly lie
cruited From Siberian Ex. j
' Ilea In Switzerland. '
St Petersburg, Oct I. The Russian
police are convinced that the whole
series of terrorist crimes beginning
with the assassination of Minister ot
Public Instruction Bogollepoff by Peter
Karpovitch in 1M1 and including the
murder of Minister of - the Interior
Stpiagutne In 1902, the' two attempts
upon the life of M. Pobledonostzeff,
procurator general of the holy synod.
the shooting of Prince Obolensky while
governor of Karkoff in 1902, the mur
der of Bogdanovitch Ufa In 190 J, the
working out of four other plots and fin
ally the murder of M. Plehve last sum
mer Is traceable to a common assas
sination conspiracy. While some links
In the chain of evidence are lacking,
the . long Investigation revealed the
fact that the inspiration comes chiefly
from a band of revolutionists mostly
recruited .from exUee J&Slberla, jib
ing on the shore of Lake Leman,
Switzerland, wnere poasioiy ta iwnwu
an "executtya committee' such aa di
rected. th Moody reign 1-nihilism
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PEACE CONGRE8S ADJOURNS.
Two Resolutions Adopted at Its Last
Boston, Oct - S.The international
peace congress adjourned today to con
tinue Its work In 190S at Lucerne,
Swltxerland. Besides adopting resolu
tions denouncing war and calling fw
fhe creation of an International arbi
tration treaty, the congress passed
on specific conditions. One of Its last
acts waa to recomend an inquiry by
the powers Into the Conga Free State.
The present Russo-Japanese was was
treated by a resolution calling upon
the emperors of the two countries to
end the Conflict, or, that failing,' for
the powers to exercise the authority
granted by article 27, of The Hague
treaty and Intervene. jv
ITALIANS ARE RELEASED.
Be Held for Murder of Port-
i land Barkeeper. ". '
Portland, Oct 1 8. The . Ave ; Italians
ho were arrested on the nharge of
murdering Gustav Breuo. an East
Portland1 hotel keeper September , 15.
were today released from custody oa
the ground that the evidence was .In
sufficient to convict them. ; . ' f.
Football . Scores.
St Louis Illinois 81, Washington .
'Philadelphia Pennsylvania 24, Le-
hlgn 0. . jj V... V-
Annapolis Midshipmen 12, Virginia.
military academy 0. , . .j
(Hanover Dartmouth 8T, Vermont a.
Ithaca Cornell 84. Hamilton . i
WlHIamsport Carlisle Indiana is.
Bucknell 4. '
Cambridge Harvard 22, Maine 0.
,Westpolnt-3Cadets 18, Dickinson 1
'Ann Arbor Michigan 9, Kalarna-
aoo college 0.
Seattle Washington 88. Whitman 0.
Princeton Princeton 16, Washington
and Jefferson 6.
Seattle Washington university 88,
Whitman college 0.
New Haven Yale 24, Pennsylvania
State college . ! ' ' '
Berkeley California 10, Olympic 0.
' Sanford University Sherman River
side Indiana 5, Sanford 0.
New York-Columbia a L WUllams 4.