The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930, December 24, 1904, Image 1

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PUBLISH! FULL AtiOOIATID PRMt REPORT
OOVIR TNK MORNINQ FIBLD ON THI LOWBR COLUMBIA
ASTORIA, OREGON. SATURDAY DECEMBER 24, 1904.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
VOLUME LVIV.NO. 69.: I
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SAD FOB NAN
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Jury's Action Is a Sharp
Surprise to Her.
FATHER CATCHESj HER
Cirl Swooned When the Jury's
Verdict Was Announc .
d In Court
CURIOUS CROWD GATHERED
Jail Matron Ssya Mlaa Pattereon Mas
the Moat Wonderful Narva of Any
Female Prlaenar With Whom
8ha Hat Had to Do.
New Tork. Dor. 23. Fainting In nor
fmher'a arm, her frame quivering
with the accumulated suffering of
monthi of anxloua waiting, Nan Pat
terson today heard lha announcement
that tha Juryman trying har for the
murder of Caesar Young had disa
greed. Boon aha waa revived, anj. sob
bing hysterically and hardly able to
walk, waa half lad. half carried, back
to her call In tha Tombs,
Her vision of a Christmas at horn
waa gone and . tha uncertainty la to
what tha next step In her case might
be. Before her trial tha district at
torney offered to accept ball In 120,000,
but thla could not ba ralaed. and the
prosecuting oflloera declined to Indicate
today what their attitude on thla point
will be. District Attorney Jerome Mid
he had nothing whatever to aay at
prawn aa to whether ha would agree
to a lower ball or whether ha would
accept ball at all. Tha Jury atood six
for acquittal and six for conviction,
but ao far aa can be learned there waa
no juryman In favor of a first-degree
verdict
The keeneat dlaappolntment waa felt
tn the court room and In the great
crowd outalde when tha dlaagreement
wna announced. Not since the Moll
nraux caae hue there been ao much in
terest taken In a criminal trial In thla
city, and many of those preaent had
hoped for a verdict of acquittal. The
cloning of tha proceedings at thla time,
Just two daya before Chrlatmna. added
tp the aentlmental Interest for tha glrl'a
fate and tha proepect of a pending the
holldnye In prison undoubtedly ac
centuated tha glrl'a agony when ahe
heard tha worda that ahe would not be
free. Her father, who has been by
aer aide ever alnc the trial began, and
whose care and devotion to her have
been the moat touching feature of the
trial, tried to comfort her, but hla and
dened face and mournful expreaalon
robhed the worda he uttered of force
and meaning aa ha aald:
"Don't worry; little girl; It will come
out all right yet."
After her removal from the court
room, Mlaa Pattaraon waa taken to a
retiring room and reatoratlvea were
given to her. She oon revived, but
while passing " over the "Bridge of
Blgha" on her way to her cell In the
Tomba, the Buffered a aecond fainting
apell, from which aha recovered alowly.
Once In her call, Mlaa Patteraon wept.
A Tomba missionary tried to comfort
her, but ahe would not be comforted.
She cried for her father, but when he
waa admitted to her cell ahe did not
Immediately recognize him. The fa
ther wept In company with hla dnugh
ter. After the prison physician had ad
ministered stlmulante, Mlsa Patterson
regained some of her former self-pos-aesslon.
"Do you think," ahe Baked the mis
sionary, "that the Jury believed me
guilty because I broke down and cried
along toward the last Tou remember
after I had stood Mr. Rand'a attack as
long aa I could, I Just -hod to break
down and cry, and I thought that may
be I waa that kind, of woman."
The missionary reassured her and
she became more cheerful.
Henry W. Unger, of counsel for Nan
Patterson, said after the Jury had been
discharged: " . , 1
"We will not tuke any further action
In the case until we learn what District
Attorney Jerome Intends to do. ' We
have reason to hone, however, that he
will consent to her releaae on her own
recognlaance, pending further dlspoal
tlon of the caee."
Another of Mlae Patteraon'a counsel
taid that he felt it would be the part of
wladom to wait, "until the smoke of
battle haa cleared away," before the
next move. Borne time next week, he
aald, Mlaa Patteraon'a counsel prob
ably would aak bail for her and that
the $30,000 ball In which ahe waa first
held be reduced. The future of the
caae, he declared, would ' depend
great deal upon the attitude of the
six members of the Jury who were op
posed to bar acquittal, particularly as
to the degiee of the crime of which
they would have convicted her.
With Due Knowledge. , .
New Tork, Deo. 11. Even In the face
nf certain knowledge that news of the
decision of the jury would not be forth
coming unUI after 10 o'clock today,
acorea of people remained all night
around the criminal court building hop
Ing to be the first to hear the verdict
In the caae of Nan Pattaraon. Driven
from the building Just before midnight,
when the Jury waa locked up for the
night by order of Justice Davla, the
curloua crowd gathered In little knota
In sheltered placea In the vicinity to
wlt and speculate and Insure for
themselves an advantageous position In
the line when the doors were again
opened tdday.
Even after the dim light that came
through wlndowe of the juryroom Indl
cated that the Jurors had given up their
arguments for the night and were at
tempting to aleep, rumora from In
aide the building . found their way to
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Railroads and , Bank Pay . Phe
nomenal Dividends.
OVER HUNDRED MILLION PAID
Aaaeta of the Large Inatitutiena of the
Country Show That Hard Tlmea
Do Not Come to the Owners of
Carefully Selected Stocks.
II KD TO KUM . . . . . . e 3fluoxC mR
New Tork, Dec. 21. Dividend and
Interest disbursements to be made In
January will break all records, accord
ing to atattatlca collected by the Jour
nal of Commerce. The compilation In
dlcatea a total of about 13, 600.000, to
be paid out by leading railroad and In
dustrial corporations, local banks
trust companies, traction companlea
and the national government,
Thla la nearly $7,000,000 larger than
In January a year ago, when total
payments of similar Institutions were
about $133,800,000. The Industrial
payments show considerable falling
off because of reduction and passing of
dividends, but thla la much more than
offset by Increased payments on the
part of the railroads and local traction
companlea. Following la a compara
tive eummury of the January dlaburee-
nienta with comparisons:.
Dividend P'mnts. Jan., 1805.
Jan., 1904,
Railroad .
.$27,000,000
$23,000,000
28.400.001
Industrial ......
23.28MG0
1.114.000
6.900.000
N. TV Traction. .
. 1,850,000
6,000,000
Bank & T. Co..
otal $69,603,450
Interest Payments
$59,160,000
$59,000,000
Railroads $61,160,000
Industrial 8.250.000
N. Y. Traction.. 1,800,000
8,000,000
1.800.000
4,300,000
1.600,000
Government .... 4,280.000
Greater N.Y.CIty 1,600,000
Totals $77,080,000 $74,700,000
Grand totals. .136.683,450 133.850,000
Car Industry.
New York, Dec. 23. Returns re
ceived from thecar building planta of
America show that In the past year, ap
proximately $62,96 cars have been built.
Including cars for use on elevated rail
roads, but exclusive of street and other
electric cars. These figures do not
Include cars built by the railroads at
their own shops.
During the year $.441 locomotives
were built at the various plants
against 6152 last year. The number
for the current year Includes 95 elec
tric locomotive's, but does not Include
locomotives built by the railroads at
their own ahope.
OUNTIiY'S
JAPS IN WAIT
Powerful Flotilla Afle;
Baltic Squadron.
RECEPTION PREPARED
Big Consignment of Ammunition
for Russia Reported Held
by the Chinese.
CAME IN ON CAMELS BACKS
Developments of the Next Few Daya
Are Anxioualy Awaited by the
Followers of the Drama Being
Enaeted In the Orient
London, Deo, 23V Telegraphing from
Toklo, the correspondent of the Deily
Express eaya he leama in the event of
Admiral Kamlmura, who la reported to
have gone eouth with a squadron of
powerful cruisers, notifying It of the
approaoh of the second Ruaaian Paelfic
squadron, tha whole Japaneaa fleet,
whloh haa been operating at Port Ar
thur will be ready to proceed south on
a day's notice te give battle.
Ammunition Hold.
London, Dec. 11. The Tlmea corre
spondent at Pekln reports the Chinese
have aelaed at Feng Tal elation, near
Pekln, 1.000,000 rounds of Russian rifle
ammunition consigned to a Russian
Arm at Tientsin and evidently designed
for Port Arthur. The ammunition waa
concealed In bales of wool brought
from Kalgan on camels.
Gee Whixovltoh.
8t. Petersburg. Dec. 21. It Is report
ed that Grand Duke Vladimir will be
appointed president of the council of
the empire, being succeeded aa com
mander-in-chlef of the Imperial guard
by Grand Duke Nicholas Nichole
vltch.
Polite Japanese.
Mukden, Dec. 23. The volunteers on
the night of December 21 occupied the
Japanese trenches opposite their po
sitions. Three trenches were evacu
ated by the Japanese with scarcely a
fight. The victors were surprised to
And a box lying In plain view, which
contained wine, biscuits and sweets
and a letter In Russian politely re
questing Its acceptance, "From dis
turbing neighbors,"
Minnesota Arrivee.
Seattle, Dec. 23. The new Great
Northern liner Minnesota arrived from
New York today and dropped anchor
off the west of Seattle. A brilliant
marine reception was planned, but bad
weather In the straits held the Minne
sota at Victoria and It was abandoned.
However, the steamships City of Se
attle and Umatilla, carrying about 1200
persons, met the Minnesota at Port
Townsend and escorted her. to this
city. . s . v ; .
Sugar fa Cut
San Francisco Dec. 23. Four large
Jobbing flrmst that have withdrawn
from the compact with the Pacific
Traffic and Commercial Association and
the local sugar (refineries have cut
the price of refined and granulated
sugar to 5H cents a pound. This Is
quarter of a cent below the price of
the refineries that have not me,t the re
duction.
FAKE FIGHT.
Cuff and Curley Conduct a Bum Hip
podrome.
Walla Walla, Dec. 23. The 20-round
bout between Ed Cuff and Jack Curley
before the Walla Walla Athletic Club
tonight was a fake. It ended tn the
third round, when the men fought In
cllnclfes, rolling on the floor most of
the time. The referee, Andy King,
awarded the decision to Curley. Neither
man landed an effective blow, although
both feigned violent exertion. Joe
Robinson, colored, challenged the win
ner to fight for a purse of 500, but the
whole affair was hissed by the crowd.
PARAGUAY QUIET.
Steenth
Revolution for This Week
New Settled,
New Tork, Dec. 2$. President
Oaona, after taking the oath of office
at the conclusion of the recent euc
ceasful revolt, announced, cablee the
Herald'a Asuncion (Paraguay) cor
respondent, that he accepted the presi
dency only from love of peace and con
cord among all cltlxens. The president
exhorted all Paraguayans to forget
party rancors and devote their ener
gies to the reorganisation of the repub
lic. . He will devote special attention to
the financial question. Hla watch
word, he aald, will be order and labor.
SIOUX CITY BURNS.
Fireman Finds Hie Death in the Flames
In. That City.
Sioux City, Dec. 22. A Are, which
resulted In the death of one fireman,
and a monetary losa of $750,000, and the
destruction of nearly two blocks In
the buslnesa center, started In the
basement of the Pelletier department
store tonight Several of the most
substantial structures In the city were
destroyed, together with the stocks of
some of the most prominent business
houses. The fire burned over three
hours before It waa under control. The
origin la not determined.
Euroyesn Diaaatar.
Paria. Dec. 23. During the dense fog
tn London the Boulogne express ran
Into the Mile express, smashing the
laat Lille carriage. Six bodies were
recovered. It Is feared more are under
the engine, and a score of wounded
were taken to the hospitals.
Logs Knock Three Bents from Un-
under 23rd Street."
ALL TRAFFIC IS BLOCKED
Street Superintendent Kearney Notified
the Fire Department of tha Condi
tion of the Streets Repairs
Will Be Made Today.
Some heavy logs worked up under
Twenty-third street opposite the Clat
sop mill at the incline, knocking out
three bents of the planked roadway
yesterday noon. When the street was
repaired the piling waa sawed off and
posts set on the stumps of the spiles.
At high tide at 1 o'clock the logs were
carried In and being a rough tide
bumped against the posts, carrying
away three bents. Traffic was sus
pended for some time. Superintendent
Kearney waa notified and put a force
of men at work repairing the break.
Last night they had the east side rei
paired so teams could go over It. Mr.
Kearney Immediately notified the chief
engineer of the Are department and
the various companies of the condi
tion of the road, and In the event of
lire to tnke the east side, close to the
street car track. It Is expected that
the Street will eb repaired by noon to-
lay, so that It will be safe for travel.
Thla accident shows the necessity of
improving Exchange street, from Sev
enteenth to the Clatsop mill. There is
only one street to Uppertown, and that
Is Commercial, and the short road be
tween Commercial and Exchange, If
the street should be carried out which
liable to occur on high water tides.
and a fire occurred, the department
ould be powerless to render any as
sistance.
Dropped Dead on Car,
Wallace, Idaho. Dec. 23. F. H. Ham
mond, an O. R. & N. conductor sudden
ly dropped dead today while on top of
a freight car being switched in the
local yards. Several years ago he sus
tained a fractured skull tn a wreck.
He soon recovered and slnec has not
complained of Injury. Physicians say
a portion of the Injured skull pressed
upon the brain, which caused his
death. '
Girls Die.
San Francisco, Dec. 23. Nellie Tracy
and May Johnson, employed in a dance
hall, were found dead In their room In
a lodging house . today, accidentally
asphyxiated by gas.
CURTAIN IS UP
Mitchell and Hermann Ar-
$
riYC in Portland.
THEY DO NOT WORRY
Lines on Their Faces Are Those
Induced by a Long
Journey.
JURY MAY MAKE LINES DEEPER
Developments in the Great Land
Fraud Case May Come Soon, Al
though tha Jury Reeta on Its -
Oars Until After Holidays.
' Portland, Dec 23 The federal grand
jury apparently had a quiet day, but it
ia generally expected the indictments
will ba returned tomorrow before the
jury adjourns over the Christmas holi
daya. A number of witneasea were
called today. It ia expected the Mitchell-Hermann
phase of the investigation
will be taken up early next week ao
that the two men can return to Wash
ington.
It ia reported in some quarters thst
neither Mitchell nor Hermann will be
permitted to address the grand jury,
HED TO KUM ..
Portland. Dec 23. Senator Mitchell
and Representative Hermann, accom
panied by Frank C. Baker, chairman
of the republican state central com
mittee, reached Portland tonight from
Washington, D. C.
Judge Albert H. Tanner, the law
partner of Senator Mitchell, met the
senator at the train and went with him
to his apartments.
Both gentlemen ar tired from travel
and neither had much to say concern
ing the cause which led them to come
from Washington at this time. Though
both are emphatice in their denial of
Implication In the land frauds, and ex
pressed the firm conviction tha they
will be able to explain to the jury when
they appear before that body, anything
that might have led to the Inception of
the rumors which have been afloat for
som time, and which caused them to
come to Portland.
Senator Mitchell said his Ignorance
of the charges which might be made
against him would not permit him to
say more than to state tils Innocence,
and his conviction that he will be able
to explain away all doubt that may
have arisen aa to any of his acts in
the past
"Until I learn further as to these
matters," said Mr. Mitchell, "I have
nothing to say except this: I am abso
lutely Innocent of any connection
whatsoever with the Oregon land
frauds, or other ' land frauds, and I
have not the sllgthest fear of 'being
connected therewith If nothing but the
truth is told. Later on, after. I have
learned the situation, I 'may - have
something to say in the press. -
"I may say In this connection, how
ever, that I earnestly hope that all who
have been In any way Improperly con
nected ' with the land frauds will be
convicted."
Representative Hermann said he did
not know enough of the situation to
make comment on it, other than to an
nounce his utter Innocence of his
fraudulent connection, and to express
his conviction of being able to clear
his name of any suspicious connection
with the Oregon land irregularities.
Both Mitchell'and Hermann will wait
until summoned before the grand jury
by Mr. Heney, and expect to be able
to gain a hearing the first thing after
the jury reconvenes after the holidays.
HAS NEW DEFENSE.
Davis Saya Women Repudiated Their
Agreements on Sewing Maohinea
A rather peculiar defense is to be
made by W. H. Davis, the erstwhile
sewing machine agent whb was ar
rested at the instance of Ross,' Hlgglns
& Co., for peculations while employed
by them as agent and collector. While
he admits that he was some short in
the matter of collections, Davla claims
that the shortages charged against him
are not correct In the large amount
named, and says that the shortage will
be made good In a day or so.
As told by Davis, the story Is that
he la the victim of women with whom
w wM VIMHKH, UVI VI ,11111 AS
says that In signing up subscribers for
contracts to the time-plan payment for
machines which Se was advocating,
many of the women from whom he got
contracts said, when asked to sign
"Oh, yon just sign It for me," and this,
he says be did, and he maintains that
the contracts returned In bis hand writ- '
Ing are not spurious, but that when
they were presented for collection the
women from whom he took them re
pudiated their agreements.
It is held, however, and In part sub
stantiated by Davis, that he knowingly
collected a certain amount of money
for which he failed to make return, and
it Is on this count he mar be sent to
prison. He says that if his former
employers give him a chance he will
make good the amount which Is short
on collections, but stoutly denies that
he had anything from the numerous
contracts that were returned to the
sewing machine people, and which led
to his arrest
The police had been looking for Davis
for some time, but did not locate him
until a few days ago in Spokane. Sher
iff Llnville waa then notified and went'
io the northern city and brought Davis
back. v
He is a clean appearing fellow, looks
like a German, and had two expensive
grips full of toilet articles and cloth
ing, and the only things he asked for
yesterday were a towel and a handker
chief, which were given him from his
private stock.
YOUNG GOULD WINS
Faculty at Columbia Says He Was
. Unduly Hazed-.
CLASS THREATENS TO LEAVE
Compromise Effected Among Fool
8tudents Whereby They Hope te
Make Greater Assea of Them- '
selvee in Hoodlumiem.
New Tork, Dec. 23. The faculty of
Columbia University today suspended
four sophomores for participating In
the attempt to haxe Klngdon Gould. -
Upon announcement of the verdict
the entire upper class was called to
gether by the leaders and the question
was discussed. It was agreed If the
suspensions ' be ' enforced the entire
class will quit the university.
Later A compromise was reached
the suspensions being left primarily In
the hands of the student body under
the- condition that the student board
prohibit hazing In an obnoxious form,
and that freshment be under the sur
veillance of sophomores. An under
class fight will be permitted, the win
ners to have the right to summon an
officer of the defeated class to appear
at their dinner. The faculty is de
termined to enforce rigid reforms In
the matter of basing.
Remember Favors.
' A year ago, or thereabouts, distribu
tors of various signs came to Astoria
and started to put up "export" cigar
signs, whereupon the clgarmakers, of
whom there are many here, remon
strated with the owners of property
The result was that the objectionable
signs were removed and refused.
Yesterday "Billy" Madison, and the
clgarmakers, made a present of a box
of "Imperials" to each of the men who
assisted them in their fight against
foreign advertising.
Roosevelt Rests.
Washington, Dec 23. The" president,
so far as the exigencies of public busi
ness will permit will rest thoroughly
during the Christmas holidays.' No
engagements will be made during the
week except on matters of publlo In
terest. The president will spend a
large portion of his leisure time In
outdoor recreation.
New Steamers.
Victoria, Dec. 23. The Canadian Pa-.
clflc has decided to put two more im
mense steamers In tha oriental trade
In conjunction with three expresses
operated by the company.