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THE MORNING ASTOU1AN. AfcT01UA,ORKC,ON.
THURSDAY, APRIL 6, 1005.
Three Small Creditors File Pe
tition in Bankruptcy.
RECEIVER BEEN APPOINTED
Company Organized to Exploit Mahog
any Timbor Lands in Cuba and Mex
ico Art Aliased to Be Bankrupt ana
Security Bond Ar Worthies. -
New York, April 5. Three small
creditors have filed a petition in bank
ruptcy against the International Ma
hogany Company, organised 18 months
ago with a capital stock of $3,500,000 to
exploit large tracts of mahogany tim
ber In Cuba and Mexico, Judge Holt
of the United States district court ap
pointed John B. Lord receiver of the
assets with a bond of 25.C00.
Council for the creditors stated that
the company owns a large tract of land
near Caibarlen and Moron. Cuba, In
which $200,000 has been invested, and
that bonds have been issued on the
property to the Knickerbocker Trust
Company, which now holds & mortgage
on all the assets of the company in
' Cuba. The company has a large I
amount of mahogany wood at Green j
Point, Brooklyn, on which liens have I
Kon lvfn for monev advanced to the
amount of $50,000, held by four bRnks. j
Including Mobile. Ala., and Cincinnati.
The free assets consist, they said,
of the office furniture valued at $1000.
The attorneys said that It was hard to
estimate what the possibile equity of j
Tthe company might be in the properties
arter paying uie uens. me
Cuba and Mexico, being In foreign
countries, cannot be taken by the re
ceiver appointed here. Officials of the
company expect to reorganise and pay
made, but the interested parties have
already closely figured the present
worth of the several properties mak
ing up the value of the estate and in
their opinion it will not fall below the
Xccordlng to Mrs. Stanford's will.
$3,125,000 is to go for legacies and be
quests. This wll leave a residue of
not less than $3,875,000, all of which
by the terms of the will Is to go to
swell the funds of the Stanford unt.
Democratio Candidate for Governor
Arretted for Embewlement. .
New Haven, Conn.. April 5. Judge
S. I Bronson of this city, candidate
for governor on the democratic ticket
in the state election of 1900, is made
defendant in a suit of $1,100,000 dam
ages, brought by Miss Susan Bronson
of Waterbury, an aunt of the defend
ant, who alleges that as her agent and
attorney for 10 years defendant fallej
to make an accounting of the affairs
of her estate.
Steamer Has Been Repaired and Will
Leave for Portland Friday.
San Francisco, April 5. The steamer
Oregon, damaged by Are while on the
way from here to Astoria and Portland
a few weeks ago has been repaired
here at a cost of about $23,000 and will
Kill Friday for Astoria.
ARE STILL GRINDING
Chicago Grand Jury Investigating
Alleged Beef Trust.
PRICES PAID FOR LIVE STOCK
Witnesses Who Can Give Grand Jur
Details ae to the Price Paid by the
Packer for Livestock Will Be Sub
poaned to Appeal Before the Jury.
' Mysterious Death.
Holland. Mich., April 5. A master?
develops here with the arrival from
Las Vegas, N M., of the body of Chaa.
Defeyter. Relatives of the young man
understood that he had been killed in
a railroad wreck. When the body ar
rived the words "Died of Gunshot
Wounds" were found penciled on th,
rough box enclosing the casket. An
investigation has been started.
RAILROAD PRESIDENT PINCHED.
Ht Is Charged With Grand Larceny
of Funds of Company.
' New York, April 5. Dewltt Smith,
president of ft railroad construction
company, has been arrested by an at
tache of the district attorney's office
on a warrant charging grand larceny.
A large sum Is said to be involved.
The complaint against Smith was
charged the prisoner with misappropri
ating funds of the Stokes estate. The
specific sum mentioned In the com
plaint was $24,000, but rt was said thai
an accounting was to be asked for
Issuance of the warrant followed a
conference of an hour's duration be
tween magistrate Cornell and counsel
for the Stokes interests. Definite In
formation was refused however by
all of the parties in the case and great
secrecy surrounded the arrest.
Moroccan Policy Outlined to the
GERMANY FOR OPEN DOOR
Germany Makes no Mention of France
in the Memorandum, But Prefers to
Secure the Indorsement of This Gov
ernment Under Instructions.
JUMPED THE ROPE.
Foolish Girl in New York Tries to Be
New York, April 5. Louise Rivers
of New Rochelle, 11 years of age, has
sacrificed her life in a successful at
tempt to become the skipping rope
champion of her neighborhood.
To jump the rope 200 times has long
been the championship record of the
district The child has often tried in
vain to exceed it. When she began
jumping in her last attempt, Louise
looked as well as usual. As she ap
proached the 200 mark, she was pale
and tired, but she doggedly kept on
At 21S the girl fell, screaming with
pain and died shortly afterwards at
the hospital. The doctors found she
" had been attacked by acute appendicitis.
Washington, April 5. Germany to
day clearly outlined to the United
States her Moroccan policy. Acting
under instructions from Berlin, Buron
I Speck von Sternberg, German ambas
sador, called at the war department
and left with Secretary Taft a memo,
randum to this effect:
"Germany stands for un open door
In Morocco as in the far east, and for
the preservation of status quo and for
a safeguard for commercial trade and
interests, not only of Germany, but of
all the trading nations of the world."
Secretary Taft, without ommltting
this government on the subject,
thanked Ambassador von Sternberg,
and promptly forwarded the memoran
da to President Roosevelt.
Germany makes no mention of
France In the memorandum, nor does
Hhe request an expression of views b
the United States. This Information
has been conveyed to the United States
because of the sensational reports
about Germany's attitude.
THE JEWS' FRIEND.
Israel Zangwell States That Roosevelt
Is Friend of the Jews.
London, April 5. Spetiking at a
recent banquet In London, Isra"l Zang
will declared that in the whole history
of the world the Jews never had a
better friend than President Roosevelt.
Referring to Groat Britain's ofTr of
territory in East Africa he snid the
bulk thereof micht be of use for rais
ing goats, but it was doubtful whether
a settlement 500 miles from the sea
offered sufficient biisis for :i prosper
ous Jewish colony.
"If England really wished to offer a
solution of the Jewish question," said
Mr. Zangwill, "she should enable them
to expand under the same self-govern
ment condltjons over a considerable
adjoining area, so they might be in
spired to colonization on a great scale.
Property Inventoried) and Appraised
at Seven Millions.
San Francisco,' April 5. The Ex
It is now known that Mrs. Jane Lath
rop Stanford left an estate valued at
A formal Inventory has not yet been
An px'(-!lt'iit k-t of a friend Is the
making of a j mnnv in his company.
Many who urc mou agreeable amid the
little events of every day at home or la
an accustomed round are unable to
withstand the petty annoyances that
come with travel the deferred meals,
early rising, loss of sleep, the minor
discomforts we all have suffered. But
none of these affects the temper of a
favorite book. It Is ever ready for your
amusement, yet never resents being
put asidf?. It has no choice as to your
route and asks no more than a little
corner of your traveling bag, or, at a
pinch, will go Into a pocket as snugly
as a pet squirrel. The London Acad
emy says: ' Indeed, of all traveling
comrades book are the most genial anu
the most gentle; not books of travel
they are for the home fireside but tales
that have for background the scenery
you are looking upon or histories which
deal with men and women who bare
dwelt and worked lu the cities you are
A Daredevil Ride.
often ends in a sad accident To heal
accidental Injuries, use Bucklen's Ar
nica Salve. "A deep wound In my foot
from an accident," write Theodons
Schuele of Columbus, O., "caused me
great pain. Physicians were helpless,
but Bucklen's Arnica Salve quickly
healed it" Soothes and heals burns
like maklc. 25c at Chas. Rogers, drug
gist ' .
Chicago, April 5. The prices paid
for livestock by the packers, the al
leged rebates granted the packers by
the railroads for handling the same
and the private accounts of some of
the packers are to be closely Inquired
Into within the next few days by the
federal grand Jury who are Investi
gating the so called beef trust.
Another phase of the question of
alleged combination of some packers
in violation of the Sherman anti-trust
law and Judge Grossoup's injunction
which Is the question to be Inquired
into Is the price paid by wholesale
dealers to packers fur meats. Wit
nesses who can give the Jurors details
and accurate Information along these
lines have been subpoenaed and ap
peared at the Investigation today.
Some of the witnesses test tried
and although they refused to make
public what they told the Jury. It Is
said lh:it a large amount of data valu
able to the government was secure
from them. More complaints of In
terference with witnesses reached the
United States attorney. Heathen, and
Captain Porter, of the secret service
today. The session today was devoted
to the examination of men employed
In the Chicago stock yards and pack
THE OTHER MAN'S PLACE.
a. Little teesasi the Poller
Cbarltf For All.
One Irnlny day I boarded a street car
for which I bad waited In the Inclem
ent weather long enough to ruffle my
temper. The conductor stood on the
rear platform, and I paid my fare to
him there. He then went into the car
nd to the forward eud of It ringing'
Dp my fare as he went
At the next corner another man came
aboard and took my place on the plat
form, while I went Inside the car. The
conductor, well forward In the ear.
saw me come In and supposed I was
the man who had Just boarded the car.
Presently be camp back to me and re
quested my fare.
"I paid my fare," said I.
He looked doubtfully at me a mo
ment I didn't like it a bit. I thought
I had suffered enough through Wing
compelled to wait so long for the car;
it seemed like rubbing it in to have the
conductor now stand there and by hla
manner plainly tell my fellowjmssen-
Bern Hint I v:"i m five cciiTTIiliT.
"I paid my fare tti you on the plat
form when I came aboard," I said.
Then lie thought he hud me. ,
"I ain't bHu on the pin (form stncf
you came nlnMrnV he unswrml con
Now, right here Is where l.luoolu
came In and kept me from making a
fool of myself.
"With niallco toward none, with
charity for all," said Ihe grvat, good
man, nt a time, too, when he hliasetf
wns the target for mure shafts of mnl
Joe thHti have ever been hurled by
Amerleiuts nt nuy other American.
And the echo of the words turned my
anger Into charity.
I bud only to put myself In the con
ductor's place (and that of Itself Is
charity) to see that be bad some rea
son for doubting me. I had only to
recall to mind that Inspector and spot
ters nrv watching him and that If he
mUses a fare lie may be thought to
have stolen it
With malice toward none, with chari
ty for all, I smiled and took htm In a
friendly way by the arm. Lend lug him
to the door. I said:
"If that iiini lu the brown derby
doesn't pay the missing fare I will."
The conductor oMMied the door, and
the man In Uie browu derby hat past.-'
up his nickel.
Then the conductor came hack to we
and made a manful apology, and with
a touch of that greatness which I b:; 1
borrow td from Lincoln for the mom"tt
I efised the oor coiidnet.ir'M m;:t:!fest
cmlxtrrnssmetit by tdllpg him It: all
slticrlty tliiit his mistake wns a per
fectly natural one; that had I been In
his pliice 1 should probably have made
It Just us be did mid llimlly tli.it no
body but u very foolish nmu would
take offense nt It.
Yet, dear render, I don't mind confid
Ing to you that I came all fired near to
being thnt very foolish man.
So by the aid of that momentarily
borrowed greatness I made a friend In
stead of an enemy-two friends. I may
almost say, for I was on much more
friendly terms with myself than I
should have been If I had let my un
charitable passions rise.
Little matter, wasn't HT Well, how
many little matters make a big matter?
Always the same.
Not up then down.
Not good today .g
Aroma -r fr V
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Great American Story
Will be published in this paper beginning in a few days.
We are not going to say much about if and we will tell
If we describe the story as it is you will say before
you have read it that we have greatly exaggerated. Af
ter you have read it you will say we failed to do it justice.
It is the story of a fearless editor who incurred the
hatred of white caps and was murderously attacked by ,
them, and but we must not say what came of it, for that
would be telling, and would take away from your pleas
ure in reading it.
It pictures vividly a l A&&Z
chase of life which is vv tff: ? H
too common in Ameri
ca. It ought to be read
by every man who
loves his country and
by every person who
loves a lover for the
hero is a passionate
lover, whose love mak
ing is superb.
We know you will
read it If you dip into
the first chapters and
our word for it, you
will enjoy it as you
have seldom enjoyed
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