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VOLUME LVIV. NO. 133
ASTORIA, OREGON. SATURDAY, MARCH 18. 1905.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Doctors Arc Unable to
Agree on Case
,OF NATURAL CAUSES
So Says Professor Jordon. Strych
nine Poison Say the
NO ONE IS NOW ACCUSED
Honolulu Phyiclan and Pharmacist
Adhr to tho Strychnin Poiton
Thoory, Thoory, While Dootor Claim
Not Sufficient to Produce Death.
Honolulu. March 17. Ed Shorey,
chemist of the I 'lilted Htale Agricul
tural eutluli, and Dr. Wood, Murray
and Humphrle liavo !gnd a state-
tnent replying to Professor Jordan and
Timothy llopk'.n. who rcrently an
liounced their conclusion ttait the
drill h of Mm. Stanford was due to
natural cmises They characterise the
statement of these gentlemen na u
tri lh I hk, and recite their finding that
strychnine wun the raue of the death.
"They any tlmt the publication of the
Jordan-Hopkins opinion make It In
cumbent upon I hem to reply, and they
five the following reason why the
death muet have reultcd from atrych
"FlrtMr. Stanford died during a
churacterlMtjr strychnine convulsion,
which wun seen by Dr. Humphries and
"Hwond A pot-mortem rigidly
Identical with that peculiar to case ol
till, class of poisoning.
"Tlltjd The ptt -mortem revealed
no other mure of death, from any if -fecllon
of the elomarh or luteal lni.
They contained no undigested food and
were In a healthy condition.
"FourthThe Mat -mortem eon.
firmed In every reaped tho evidence
of authenticated cases of atryrhnlne
poisoning, nnd these combined with
the fad tlmt strychnin wua found Itt
, the l)l iirbonale of soda, which wai
used by the deceased, furnish n chain
of evidence (tint will wlthMnnd the
('olitlnuliiK, the statement goes on to
discuss the. testimony of Miss Herner
Mts.Stnnfnrd's secretary .of May Hunt,
tier main, and that of Dra. Humphre
nnd Murray, Quotes medical author)-1
tie ri-KiuclliiK the aymptom of pols-
oiiIiik by strychnine and reaffirms the
punitive opinion that strychnlng pole
onliig caused the death.
WILL GO HUNTING.
Preildent Roovlt Will Hunt
Gam in Colorado.
Ulenwood Sprlnga, Ool., March 17.
Philip R Stewart of Colorado Springs
met the famous guides, John H. God
of Meeker and John liorah of Oyp
eum here today for the purpose of dla-
ruNHlng arriingenients for a hunting
trip planned for President Rooevelt
would be prevented. Senator Forukor
arrangements Include trips to Routt
In April In the Rocky mountains, The
In Colorado some time ago, and other
county, the ecene of tho president'
The outfit will consist of between
80 and 50 first-class saddle horses and
hunt In Colorado some time ngo, and
best dog owned by Borah nnd Goft,
who wrlll accompany the president on
NoTnator Eleoted and Legislature
" Adjourn Tomorrow.
..Jofferson City, March 17. After tak
ing five Joint ballots the Missouri leg
islature tonight pa""'d the question
of selecting a United State senator
until tomorrow noon, the day on which
, both branches of the legislature have
agreed to adjourn alne die. Despite
all atatementa to the contrary, th
democrat remained firm for former
('lilted State Hniutor CcKkrtll nil
through ttus day mid night and opinion
l freely cxpreioted thut If u. senator In
elected It will bti Cockrell. Eight bul
lot wort taken during the night e
Ion. The nnnl ballot tonight result
ed: Cockerell H2, Nledrlnghuu 10,
Werner 88, Kluir 11 and Dyer 1.
Ar On a Strike in Pari for lncratd
New York. March It The atrike Of
Frenjh ctch builders operatlvea la
Increaalng In lritimlty. according to
a Herald umpatcn from I'aria. The
mantel have annouiiced that hiving
inada all coneelon polbl, they will
clone their work until the men re
turn to work In eultlcletit number to
enable them to resume bualnew.
The men appear quite determined to
fight on and have voted for the con
tlnuatlon of the etrlke, Automobile
manufacturer are reported to b uf
ferlng mui h In coimequence.
For Fillipin Boy Located at Luion
Ithaca, N. Y.. March 17.-W. a
Cleorge, mnnager of the OiHrge Junior
Republic at Kreevllle, N. Y haa been
apia)oacli'd by Governor Wright of
the 1'hlllpplne Inland with the view
of eelabllidilng a reform achool for
Filipino boy at Camp J regit, Luzon
Inlnnd. recently abandoned a an army
poet. Governor Wright deelrea to con
luci the proposed achool along the
lln.w of the Inntllutlon at Kreevllle,
wher wayward children are taught to
he good cltlcena, take coura In man
tin I training and are elf-governed.
Mr. 0.orge baa about decided to
undertake the mleelon and will col
l-t a number of former cltlxen in
the I'leuvllUl republic, who will be
placed at the head of different de
pnrtment of the Philippine lalunde
Imttttutloit f the plan matc-rlallae.
Lieutenant Governor McDonald
ADAMS HAS BEEN OUTRAGED
Say He I Going Back to Hi Horn
and ButineM in Pueblo Refute to
Hold the Offio by Fore, a Sug
gettcd by Som of the Democrat.
Ih-nvcr. March I". The renlgiuitlon
if Governor Pcabody. governor of Col
oiado, was filed with the secretary of
ntute today, and the same was no
epled. Teh leglalatlev nxm-mbly was
not I lied that there wita a varum y In'
the ofllce of governor of Colorado, and
that body Immediately elected Lieu
tenant Gfvertior Mclionald, nnd h)
was Inaugurated, the oath of office
being udmlnlstered by the chief Jus
tice of the supreme court.
"1 am going back home and to my
bueliiesa In Pueblo," said Alva Adams,
at the same time he added: "I feel
that I have been outraged, and feel
the resentment natural. Howver, If
the people can endure It, I can, Some
of my frIendK, whoso loyalty was su
premo, wanted me to hold the ofllc
by force, but I never for a moment
hud any Idea of accepting such ad
vice. I am for law and order In the
true and reul meaning and sense ol
the phrase. I simply submitted to an
outrage that could not be prevented,
Thy Driv a Railroad Engine!" to
Chicago, March 17. Hounded by
money lender, to whom he hnd as
signed his wages for a long period,
in advance and finally discharged be-
cauw of this, Frank Dunham, an en
gineer on the Illlols Cctral railroad,
haa committed suicide, at his home
here, Dunham, who was 47 yean ld.
locked himself In a bedroom and then
turned on the gaa.
Profor Pollock Dead
Denver, March 17. George E. Pol
lock, professor of languages at Denver
university, died at o'clock this morn
ing, after a lingering Illness, He
leaves a widow, but no children.
NEW ARMY TO BE SENT
Emperor Refuses to Entertain
Any Propositions for Peace
MOBILIZATION IS DIFFICULT
Preparation Ar Being aMda to Mobi
lit Another Army of 450,000 Soldiar
nd Send Thm to Manchuria With
tha Hop of Crushing Japan.
St. Petersburg, March 17. With the
Japanese hanging on the heel and
Dunk of the remnant of the broken,
defeated Rulan army. General Kuro-
putkln, the old Idol of the private sol
dler, haa been dlmlHd and disgraced.
and General Llnlevltch, commander of
the first army. I appointed to aucved
him In command of all the Russian
laud and sea force operating against
Japan. The word "dlagrace" la writ
en In large loiters In the laconic Im
perial order gaxetttfd, which contains
not a single word of prulxe, and also
deposes of the rumor that Kuropat
kin had asked to be relieved. The
RuHslan military annuls contain no
more bitter Imperial rebuke.
Willie It was known that the wai
ouncll hud already decided to sup-
lant Kuropatkln after the Mukden
dlsuster, the decision to confer the
task ofa saving, tho remulnder of the
army on Llnlevltch In the very midst
It fight, although bruited last
ight, was not anticipated. It trans-
Ires that Emperor Nicholas, on the
dvlce of General Dragomlroff and
War Mlnlaldr Sakharoff, determined
hat the step was necessary when It
Illume apparent yesterday morntiw
that Kuropatkln. while concentrating
or a stand at Tie Pass, seemed un-
ware that the Japanese had worked
round westward, and again practical
ly allowed himself to be surprised, yid
ciKirt brought by General Grlpen-
leiK regarding Kuropatkln' falling
mentally also had Influence.
Rut even In the face of the possi
bility of the complete loss of the army
nd the admitted fact that Vladivo
stok Is already possibly lost, the em
peror still shows no signs of yielding.
reparations for continuing the wai
a larger scale than ever are pre
ceding. The dictum has gone forth
hat another army of 4R0.000 Is to be
dispatched to the far east, und In or
der to avoid delay It hue been decided,
nstend of sending only reserve men,
o form new armies, liivgc.ly of regular
units, leaving the reserves to replace
the regulars In garrison duty at home.
Throughout ttje war many military
men have contended that It was a
fatal mistake to send reserve men to
the far east. A division of the Im
perial guard will be sent to the front.
Is not Improbable that some of this
ear's conscripts will be sent. Sepa
rate armies ore to be organUed undet
Generals Grodekoff, , Grlpenberg and
Even In the most optimistic quar
ters, however. It is reallaed that a gen.
al mobilization is likely to be ac
complished by widespread disorder
unless the composition and function
of the popular representation under
the Imperial rescript are more satis
factory than now appears probable.
lnvtigation a to Naturalization
Houston, Texas.. March 17. C. V,
Vandusen, agent for the department
of Justice, has begun an Investigation
of the isuance of naturalisation papers
to Japanese, many of whom have set
tled In this vicinity recently. Mr. Vn
dusen holds that the Jupanece are In
cluded In the lnhabttion applying to
Mongolian, and will make a report on
the matter to the Texas authority
and will Iku; no more paper until
the matter i definitely settled.
Under the Texa law tho Japanese
cannot own land until they are natur
allzed and farms are being beld In
truat pending the Issuance of the pa
Officer From British 8tmr Cap
tured by Japan.
Bun Franclico, March 17. Officers
from five British freight steamer
that were cuptured by the Jaoanese
while trying to run the blockade In
Vladivostok, have arrived on the
steamer China from Kokohama. The
number Include 12 men from the
Rrltinh steamers Rosalie. Lathering
ton, Oakley and Uuwdry, all bound
from Great ltrltaln for the Siberian
port when they were captured, and the
M. 8. Dollar, whlrh wae bound from I
this, city. The total amount of the
coal cargoes Mllng Into the hands of
the Japanese reached nearly 25.000
tons. The captains of all these ves
sels remained behind In Japan with
their vessel awaiting final decision In
the matter of the captures.
8HE HA8 GOT IT.
Woman from China Denied Admitiion
to San Francisco.
Ban Francisco, March 17. Mrs.
Keuchl, who arrived from the orient
on the liner China, accompanied by
her husband, a graduate of an Amer
ican medical college und licensed to
practlec In this state. Is detained on
board the steamer.
The port medical Inspector refused
her a landing, as he says, she Is af
flicted with trachoma. An sppeol will
be taken from the decision.
Sea Continues to Eat Into the
GREAT HOTEL THREATRNDD
Th Boulvrd Ha Bn Eatan Away
and Several Dwelling Ar Throat
nd, Among Them th Brick Ri
dnc That Cannot B Moved.
San Diego, March 17. The sea con
times to eat into the Coronado beach
and much alarm la felt. The gret
summer resort hotel loacted on the
beach la threatened and a large forct
of men nre nt work night nnd day
ropplng bags of sand in front of tlu
devastating waves. The boulevarj has
been eaten away entirely and sev
eral dwellings are thretened. Thi
wolen f,velllngs of Dr. Meadlen
United States army surgeon, assigned
Fort Rosencrans, and George Gay
are being moved. The fine brick res
idences of Graham, Rabcock and Bart-
less Richards cannot be moved. Seven
thousand bags of sand have been
tumbled over the bluff and 20,000 mor
are ready to be used. The highest tide
Is yet to coine. Sunday being the
maximum, six feet and three inches.
Ruiiin Anxiaty a to Affair in Man
churia. St. Petersburg, March 1". There Is
decided anxiety felt here regarding the
fate of the Manchurlan army under Its
new commander. No news of military
developments during the last three
days haa reached here. The only dls
patches from the "front ore brief an
nouncements yesterday that General
Llnevlteh had assumed command and
that Kuropatkln was departing for St.
Petersburg, disposing of the rumor tha
Kuropatkln had committed suicide. It
Is reported that the Russians ore loa.
Ing heavily In rear guard actions and
that the Japanese columns are reported
to be pushing northward as fast bk
possible to complete enveloping the
movement of the Russians.
Kuroptkin Go Horn.
St. Petersburg, March 17. A dis
patch from Shang Tufu reports that
General Kuropatkln left there tonight
for St. ' Petersburg. - -
Ptesideat Roosevelt Deliv
ST. PATRICK SONS
Royally Entertained by the Sons
of the Beautifui Emer
SONS OF. THE REVOLUTION
Received by th Patriotic Organiza
tion in Nw York nd Was Received
by Gut Standing, All of Whom
Joined in Singing America.
New York. March 17. President
Roosevelt waa the guest of honor to
night at the 121st annual dinner of the
Friendly Sons of St. Patrick. He was
roundly cheered by more than 600
members of the society and Its guests.
He delivered a speech bfore the so
ciety, closing a full day of friendly
greetings, during which he gave hir
niece, Miss Elanor Roosevelt In mar
rlage to her cousin. Franklin Roose
velt, son of Mrs. Jajnes Roosevelt,
After the conclusion of his address
at Delmonico's tonight, Prealdent
Roosevelt went to a banquet of the
Sons of the American Revolution at
Hotel Astor. He was received by the
guests standing. America was sung
and then the president was presented
with a badge of the aoclety, which he
himself pinned on. President Rooae
We rank as one of the greatest
naval powers on earth and we rank
first as a power for peace. The navy
Is the arm of all the support on whica
this nation must depend to defend it
against all foreign aggressors. T want
to increase the number of our battle
ships becaues they are preventative!
of war with other nations,"
EMPEROR FRANCIS JOSEPH.
Go to Buda Pest Sunday on Po
Vienna, March 17. The official an
nouncement made here today that
Emperor Francis Joseph will go to
Huila Pest on Sunday awakens hope
that the long drawn out political crisis
in Hungary, lasting since January 26,
and the solution of which apparently
was In no wise advanced by the em
lieror's recent interview with 16, Hun
garian political leaders Is soon to enter
upon its Inst stages. If a solution Is
at hand the ways and means thereto
are at present unknown. Neither the
crown nor Hungary has shown any
disposition to withdraw from ha post
lion, as previously described In these
The emperor's presence in Hungary
however, doubtless will have a good
effect on the Hungarians and It Is
believed he will not go thither un
lesa hA were positive of materially
Improving the situation.
Number of Indictment Returned
Mot-ganfleld, Kyv, March 17. The
Union county grand Jury today re
turned 151 Indictments against the
Standard Oil Company for selling oil
in retail lots without a license. The
penalty Is a fine of from $50 to $1000
for each conviction.
Cerebo Spinal Menengiti Prevalent in
New York, March 17. So danger.
ous Is the epidemic of cerebro spinal
menengltla or spotted fd-or In the
poorer sections of the city that the
health department officials are alarmed
nd say extraordinary steps must bs
taken to stamp It out. But what hand).
caps them In their work I the fact,
admitted by them, that physician;
while knowing it 1 a germ disease, do
not know how to treat It successfully.
Last year there were 1211 deaths In
the city from the disease and the year
before there were only 271.
Last week the number of deaths wa
78. The number In the corresponding
week last year was only n. The health
commissioner haa asked for an ap
proprfatlon to employ experts to make
BATTLE WITH LUNATIC.
John White of Bay City Has Detper-
Bayi City, Mlch March 17. John
Wblte, an employe - at the NortJ,
American Chemical Comrjanv nlant.
discovered, unconscious and bleeding
near his work Wednesday night, on
recovering consciousness, told a sen
sational tale of a half hour's hattla
with an unknown masked lunatic who
t tacked him with a butcher knife.
White states that the masked man
entered the room where he was work
ing and told him plainly that ho wa
going to kill him. He then produced a
butcher knife and took after him.
White Jumped over the large potair'a
pans, followed by his pursuer. Throe
times the weapon was brought down
on the fugitive, once on the flesh part
of his right leg, another time acroa
the left arm and a fhlrd stroke cut a
large hole in his cap. .
White finally made a dash for the
door, closely pursued. The man with
the mask followed him three hundred
yards and then slunk away In the
Som Army Left.
St. Petersburg, March 17. Military
officers declare that there are now
268,000 men at General Llnevlteh' dis
posal In Manchuria and it Is believed
that these forces irill be sufficient to
cause the Japane.s to exercise great
er caution In th lr pursuit
Hope and Prosperity Prevalent in
ACCOUNT OF BRITISH POLICY
Large Estate to B Divided Up and
Land Will Be Sold to the Peasantry,
Something They Have Fought to
Accomplish for Several Yars. 0
New York, March 17. Ireland hah
awakened to a new life and hope olt
prosperity since the British govern
ment adopted the policy of buying In
big estates and selling the land to tha
tenantry, according to Admiral Lord
Charles Bcrejford, who has arrived
here on a vacation tour which he will
extend to Mexico and later to Flo
rida. 'There is no doubt that the new
scheme for Ireland has proved a great
boon for the country," said Lord
Charles Bearsford: "I was recently
there and saw evidences of prosperity
on every side. The people have money
in tha banks and It all comes from the
products of the country. Condition
are getting better all the time.
'Numerous estates have been sold
and many people have been benefited.
If they get back thlr manufactures
future prosperity would be assured."
Lord Charles was asked what ha
thought of their frequently recurring
controversy over the usefulness of
The battleship must settle the ulti
mate issue in war, no matter what wt
build," he replied "Battleships are
heaper than war. They are a sort of
Insurance, If we have sufficient and
efficient for peace. If we two nations,
America and Britain 'get together5,'
there is no doubt we will control the
peace of the world."
Fresno CaU Marchj 17t Aittfr a
strenuous campaign of three month
sufficient acreage has been signed u
to insure the success of the Co-oper
ative Raisin Growers'' Company. The
total acreage signed Is 39,000. The
new company is a stock company.
Differing from the old asoclatlon. It Is
to do its own packing. With the acre,
age signed. It Is claimed that the mar
ket can be controlled.