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UBLISHIt FULL AttOOIATtD PRISSRtFORT
OOVERS THC MORNINQ FIELD ON THI LOWER COLUMBIA
VOLUME LVIV. NO. 167
ASTORIA, OREGON. THURSDAY, APRIL 27. 1905.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
4u UOrt ULtortcal
2 Suafer Ziji
NAN ON TRIAL
. Not Forthcoming.
PROSECUTION IS WEAK
Miss Patterson Expresses Herself
Satisfied With Evidence
STATE TO CLOSE TOMORROW
Riotous Scenes AtUncUd th Opening
of th Court in th. Afternoon, Wo
men and Msn fighting to Ott Pest
Polio to Listen to Trial.
New York. April 28,-The climax In
tli prosecution of Nun Patterson was
rmclied today when llyman fltcrni
the pownbroker, falM to Identify J.
Morgan HinlUi a tit man whom the
pltol U wlh which Young was
killed, Tlil feature hus been looked
forward to with much Interest, and
was expected to make somewhat of a
ernsatlon. On the contrary, however.
H caud hm a ripple of comment and
surprise In the court room althouish
It waa the dramatic moment of the
trial.' Stern alao fulled to IdMUIfy
Nun Patterson or lira. Smith aa the
woman who accompanied the man that
purchased the revolver. Smith had
been brought from Jail to confront
Stern, and after the latter' testimony
Smith waa taken back to the tomb.
TMoutoue acenea attended the open
In of th court room for the after
noon session. Women and men fought
to get past the police. Several women
tainted and many had their dressv
Throughout the entire Jay Nan Pat
ttfifton followed, the testimony with
more Intene Interest than on the pre
vious days and when adjournment waa
announced, she carresned her father
and remarked: "I think thla has been
a good day for me."
Only two witnesses for the proiecu
tlon, Caesar Young's widow and his
racing partner, John Mlllcn, remained
to be esamlned when ths trial ad
journed, this afterlioota. Prosorutor
Rand announced that by noon tomor
row the state would close. Abram
Levy, senior counsel for the defense,
then asked for an adjournment for a
Any, and if granteJ, the opening speech
for tht) defines will be made FrtJay.
Schwab 8eeures Contrset to Build
St. Petersburg, April 26. American
superiority ovr foreign rivals again
triumphs In complete success which
crowned the visit of Charles M.
Schwab to 8t Petersburg. Schwab's
negotiations with the Russian admir
alty resulted In practical conclusion of
arrangement for the construction ot
a number of formidable battleships of
a type which will start) th world.
They will be monster 18,000 ton vessels
of enormous horsepower and of a pe
culiar type, combining projectile re
sisting power of battleships with speed
and a wide radius of action of cruis
ers. BANKING IN PORTLAND.
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United States Nstionsl Absorfass ths
. Wslls-Fargo Bsnk.
Portland, April 28. The United
States National bank of Portland to
day completed arrangements by which
It absorbs Wells-Fargo bank of this
From this time on the two Insti
tutions will be conducted under one
management. Merger Is In line with
the policy of th Wells-Fargo company
as It U Its Intention to devote all its
attention to the express business.
' DEVELOPMENT LEAGUE.
, Two Days' 8ssion Commenced In
' Portlsnd Yesterdsy.
Portland, April 28. The Oregon De.
velopment league commenced a two
days' sessloa In this city today. The
address of welcome was delivered by
(Jovernor Oeorg K. Chamberlain and
President Cootie of the Lewla and
Clark fair. Response were mad by
B. X Smith of Hood River.
After listening to th addresses by
W. I. Vawter of Med ford and; Charles
L, Galloway of McMlnvllle, the con
vention adjourned until tomorrow.
Boasted to Nslghbor That Sh Had
New York, April 28.-Hr money
and other valuables gone, her cloth
ing torn and disarranged, marks of
violence about ber head and neck, and
a wad of cloth Muffed far down bar
throat, so that It probably caused ber
death by suffocation, Mrs. Marie Ducct,
4 S years old, was found dead today In
fler little two-room apartment In
Spring street. The discovery wss
made by ber 1-year-old daughter Ror
sle. The police are searching for two
Italians, one known as Andrew Des-
poslto, and the other unknown by
Mrs. Duccl frequently had boosted
to her neighbors, they ssy, that she
had a large sum of money, and that
she always carried It In ber bosom.
When her body was discovered today
It was tying on the floor, and the front
of her waist and th corset had been
torn. Two bent safty-pln. Inside
her corset, marked the place where
the money had been kept
Jefferson's Body Arrives.
New York. April 28. Th body of
Joseph Jefferson, accompanied by sev
eral members of th family, arrived In
Jersey City today from Florida. Th
casket will lie placed On board th
midnight train for Boston. The fu
neral will be held Sunday at Bustards
Buy. The Interment will be In Day
View cemetery at Sandwich, Mass.
Sheep Men Killed in Klamalh
A CLASHING OP INTERESTS
Two Men Killed Over Controversy
Over' Sheep Ranges Caused by Camp
Being Burned and a Large Number
of 8hp Killsd Last Week.
Klamath Falls. Ore.. April 28. A re
port reached her lust night from the
Lorelia district, about 35 mllea In a
southeasterly) direction from Klam
ath Falls, that two men had been killed
In th rang war existing In the east
ern nart of the county. The men are
supposed to have been herders, but no
names could be learned, and people
here ar anxiously waiting details ot
th killing from the remote stock coun
try, with which there Is no means of
communication except by courier.
Th trouble Is supposed to have
taken place at pavtd Ebler's camp, not
far from Lorello, Eblor's camp waa
burned on the night of April IS, fol
lowing the slaughter ot 90 shehep be
longing to Creed McKendree, a sheep
man ranglug In th same district.
While th actual marauder wer un
known, the sheepmen shrewdly sus
pected the men really back of th
. After hi camp was burned Ebler
armed his employes thohroughly and
put a close guar J over his bands, the
announcement being made that fur
ther attempt to driv him out would
mean trouble. Th sheriff and deputy
sheriff of Klamath county .left for the
eastern border several days ago.
Neither has been heard from since. .
Had blood between sheep And cat-
tleowncrs In southeastern Malheur
was carried over from last season. No
serious outbreak occurred In 19?4,
though sheep have been killed In the
past in th Dly district This spring
It soon became evident, however, that
the long-pent-up feeling would mani
fest Itself In violence. A few minor
Incidents are said to have taken place,
but the first serious dinonstratl4.n
was April 13, when, as previously stat
ed In a Klamath Falls dispatch nine
masked men assailed Creed McKen-
dree's camp and shot nearly 100 sheep.
From killing sheep to killing men ap
pears to have been a quick step, aa the
last news from Lorella stated that the
temper of the opposing factions was
t danger point.
Roosevelt and Party Take
ARE ON DIVIDE CREEK
Secretary Loeb Visits President
( and Brings Large Amount
WOMEN SEND CAKE TO CAMP
Bear Killed by th President Mondsy
Furnished On of th Finest 8kins
Ever Seen and Is in th Hands of a
Tsxedermlst for Mounting.
Glonwood Springs, April 28. Rest
wss taken at Camp Roosevelt today by
all members of the party. They wer
utterly worn out after th hard chase
on Monday and Tuesday. Secretary
Loeb visited the camp today and found
the president reading and several
hunters telling stories when he reached
the camp on the east divide.
Mr. Roosevelt questioned the secre
tary concerning the happenings of the
post few days, preferlng to get his
news in this manner rather than by
reading th b'lg bundle of papers taken
to camp by Courrler Chapman. Mr.
Ioeb was urged to remain several days
with th party, taking th place of P.
B. Stewart, who left yesterday. The
secretary has not decided what to do.
but he expects to return tomorrow
night. IT may hunt a part of th
day befor riding to New Castle.
The women of New Castle sent a
high fruit cake to camp today and
Dan McPherson, a rancher, sent a
basket containing several dosen of
Th bear killed by the president on
Monday furnished on of the finest
skins ever seen here, according to the
taxedermtat with whom it waa left for
mounting. The bear waa of th brown
variety with long hair and uniform In
color. The animal was shot directly
through the heart. After It had been
overtaken by dogs It went up a tree
to a position 25 feet high. After the
president shot it .It went 20 feet high
er and then dropped to the ground.
STRIKE NOT SETTLED.
Chicago Tamstr' 8tr!k Spreads to
, Other Houses.
Chicago, April 28. Instead of being
settled as predicted last night, the
strike of th teamsters, at the estab
lishment of Montgomery ft Ward's has
spread to ether firms, and the Indica
tions are tonight before the contro
versy Is finally adjusted there will be
a general strike of union teamster
employed throughout th city. Th
demand of the Chicago employers'
association that all teamsters deliver
goods to Montgomery & Ward under
penalty of Instant discharge resulted
tonight, In a spread of the strike to
Carson, Plere, Scott ft Co., Marshall
Wells ft Co., J. V. Farwell ft Co. an.J
the Forbea Cartage Company. Tha
spread of the strike threatens to con
tinue tomorrow. An understanding la
said to have been reached among lead
ing teamsters in various firms
throughout the city, that whenever a
member of the unton Is discharged for
not making deliveries to Montgomery
ft Ward that all men In the barn are
to quit work. ;
TAX COLLECTOR A DEFAULTER.
Edward J. 8mith of Sari Franoiseo
Short Over $70,000. .
San Francisco, April 28. Edward J.
Smith, tax collector of San Francisco,
was today officially declared to be a
defaulter. The amount of th alleged
embexslement Is said to be between
$50,000 and $70,000. The . actual con
dition of the affairs of his office will
not be known until tomorrow, when
tha experts conclude the Investiga
tion. Six days ago Smith announced
his Intention- of going on a vacation
In the southern part of the state. No
attention was paid to hi departure
until today when Cashier John Smith,
brother of the tax collector, upon noti
fying ,1 he Southern Pacific of Its de
linquent taxes amounting to about
$40,000, was told by the company that
they bad paid the amount to the Us
collector personally. Smith Immedl
ately notified Mayor Schmidt, who
suspended the tax collector.
Soon after the announcement' of the
defalcation came the statement that
two week ago the absent man secured
$16,000 from Chief Deputy City and
County Treasurer Devoto on bis per
sonal check. Tonight It Is reported
that there Is an additional shortage of
$15,000 was found in Smith's office.
With the announcement of Smith's
suspension it came to light that two
ears ago his brother John Smith
made good a shortage on Smith's ac
counts In the tax collector's office
amounting to $160,000. Mayor Schmidt
1 authority for the latter statement.
Since th defalcation waa made, pub
lic it Is said to hav lost considerable
money In gambling and betting on
horse races. The police believe he
will be apprehended, although they
confesr that he has six days' start,
which Is a bad handicap.
MINISTER TO CHINA.
Prominent Russisn Appointed to Rsp
Pekln. April 26. M. Pokotlloff. one
of th directors of the Russo-Chlnese
bank, baa been appointed Russian min
ister to China, to succeed M. Paul
Lessor, who died recently. M. Poko
tlloff has had many years' experience
In Chinese affairs atftl Is const Jered
very suitable for the position. His
selection has, however, created some
surprise, as he has hitherto held no
Passenger Train Runs Into Gang
. of Workmen.
ACCIDENT WAS UNAVOIDABLE
Southern Paeifio Train Was Passing
Through Beowana, Nev., and Literal
ly Plowed Itself Through a Gang ot
Workman Befor it Was Stopped.
Reno, Nev., April 26. The east
bound passenger train on the South
ern Pacific railway In passing through
Beowana. Nev., this morning, going
at a rlgh rate ot speed, ran' Into a
gang of Japanese who were employed
repairing . the railroad , track. There
were about SO men in the -gang and the
train literally plowed Ua way through
the men before they were aware of
Its approach, killing two and Injur
An Investigation showed that the
accident waa unavoidable. The train
suddenly rounded a curve In the road
and struck the laborers before the en
gineer had an opportunity to slow
down the train. The engineer was
not aware that the laborers were at
work aa no signal flag had been dis
played which is usual when men are
working on railroad work.
FATHER AND SON.
John Paul Jones Body Burried in
8am Vault With Father.
Paris, April 2. When " the news
wae first circulated that the body of
Paul Jones was burled In Klrkben
church, Dumbrles, Scotland, where tlie
tomb is still seen, Ambassador Por
ter, although be had already verified
the exact burial place as being Parls
wrote to the pastor of Dumfries'
Manse' Manse. Rev. McKensle, who
replied as follows:
"The tomb Is that of the father ot
Paul Jones, and the Inscription Is: In
Memory of John Paul, Sr., who died at
Arblgland, October 24, 1767. universal
"Below appears an Inscription:
'Erected by John Paul. Jr."
"John Paul was the original name of
Admiral Jones," -
. Basebsll 8oors.
Portland Tacoma 10, Portland 4.
San Francisco Oakland 0, San
Seattle Los Angeles 1, Seattle 4,
HAS MONEY TO BURN
King of Beggars Association is
Arrested in New York
WAS VERY SMOOTH GRAFTER
His Scheme Was Worksd Among Uni
versity Men Upon th Pisa That He
Had a Remittance Coming from
Home Which Had Not Materialized.
New York. April 20. Hermann WU-
helm Troebner, 'king of the 8chnor
rers," as a band of professional beg
gars Is known. Is loked up here await
ing arraignment on several complaints
by the Charity Organization Society.
Officers of the latter allege that
Troebner has cleaned up tens of thou
sands of dollars In the past four or
five years, and that the full list of
persons from whom his unique method
procured money would read like a so
cial register of New .York. Troebner
has lived at expensive hotels and for
years has maintained a home In Bo-
boken for his wife's child. He is said
to hav lost large sums in gambling,
both here and In the west. Under
arrest with him is his secretary. Otto
Wlttles, ,to whom he paid 125 a week
to attend to the clerical work of his
Troebner began his operations as a
professor of Sanskrit from Heidelberg
or Lelpsic. University men, and espe
cially professors, were much In hie
favor and his story generally waa to
the effect that remittance from home
had failed to arrive, leaving him tem
porarily in need of funds. In 1902 he
was sentenced to six months' imprls
onment for mendicity. In that case
he used the name of Baron von Man
teuffel. Recently he returned to New
York and the charity organisation
heard of him through the officials ot
a copper mining company to whom he
represented himself as an expert min
ing engineer. Technical questions
asked him placed him under suspi
cion because he failed to display much
knowledge on the subject.
When arrested Troebner and his
secretary were en route to Boston,
whence they expected to sail for Eng
land. WESTERN PACIFIC.
Important Meeting of Directors to Be
Held in New York.
San Francisco, April 28. Three ot
the local directors ot the Western Pa
cific departed last evening for New
York where they are to attend the Im
portant meeting called by George
Oould for the purpose of reorganising
the' board and placing contracts foi
the construction of the big new trans,
continental road. The . directors who
left town last evening were J. Dalxell
Brown, David F. Walker, and J. A.
Batchelder. Another local director, A.
C Kalns, has already left for the east.
The majority of the board will be
residents of New York and all future
meetings will . be held In that city.
Among other things W. J. Bamett will
relinquish the presidency of the West
ern Pacific at the meeting next Mon
day and that office will be given to E.
T. Jeffery, president of the Denver ft
Rio Grande. Mr. Bamett will become
vice president and gendroU ctfuns!
of the company. Contracts for the con
struction ot the entire line from here
to Salt Lake have been decided upfcn
and It la announced that they will be
officially awarded at Monday's- meet
ing. City bonds disappear.
Some One Has Copped the Asetts of
Salt Lsk City.
Salt Lake City, April 18. Foui
thousand dollars worth ot Salt Lake
City bonds have mysteriously disap
peared and city officials are making an
tfffort to locate them. In 1892 the city
issued S per cent bonds to the amount
of $548,000. Last year ther was a
reissue at 4 per cent to replace th
former issue. The new bonds wer
taken to New York by Recorder J. 8.
Critehlow and left at the Wells Fargo
bank. The bank baa notified Mr.
Chltchlow that $20,000 ot the old Ss
have been presented, but there ar only
$10,000 of 4 to exchange for them.
No explanation of the discrepancy baa
yet been found.
CONSULTING ENGINEER. ,
Germany Name Engineer for Isth-
- mian Canal. : ' ,
Washington, April 28. The German
government has dlslgnated Mr. Lln-
canza as the German member of the
board ot consulting engineers for the
isthmian canal. Mr. Lincanxa is said
to be connected with the German mln-
instry of public works and Is one of
the leading civil engineers of Ger
The compensation of these consult
ing engineers has not yet been fixed,
but It is Secretary Taft'a purpose to
make It very liberal In view of the
high grade of expert talent required.
It is proposed to Increase the mem
bership of the consulting board to IS
or 15 member.
Jockey Laid Up.
New York, April 28. Grover Cleve
land Fuller ot Chicago, the Jockey
thrown from his mount at the finish
of the excelsior handicap, is said to
have sustained a fractured knee cap.
He Is at the Jamaica hospital and
probably will not be able to walk for
Jap and Russian Armies Have Mix
Up in Manchuria.
SMALL LOSSES ON BOTH SIDES
Engagement Was of Short Duration
"and After Endeavoring to Fight the
Russiana Flew the Coop and . Con
tinued to Retreat in Good Order.
Toklo, April 28, 2 p. m. The follow
ing official announcement was made
"On April 24 a Russian force con
sisting of five battalions of Infantry,
IS Sofnlas ot cavalry, and one battery
of artillery. In pressing our advanced
cavalry, attacked them In the vicinity
of Kalyuan. Our Kaiyuan force at
tacked the Russians In return, defeat
ed and pursued them north to Mien
huachieh. Qur casualties were IS.
The enemy left about 250 dead on the
"Two other Russian forces, one con
sisting of aix battalions of infantry
and 18 Sofnlas of cavalry; the other
ot 12 Sofnlaa ot cavalry and one bat
tery of artillery attacked Changtu
anl Siaotatxu, respectively but re
treated north when the other Russian
force was defeated at Kalyuan."
BRIDGE WASHED AWAY.
High Water in Colorado Washes Out
' Railroad Track.
Trinidad, April 28. The Las Anlmaa
river reached Its highest mark today.
The south approach to the Rio Grande
railroad bridge haa dropped Into the
river. Railroad rails were thrown Into
the river to keep the wrecked portion
of the bridge from washing away, but
the force of the flood was so strong
that it may be washed away any min
ute. A temporary water supply has
been furnished the business portion
of the city today by laying water
mains across the Rio Grande bridge.
WILL JOIN THE ARMY.
Prince Fredrick Leopold of Russia to
Take the Field.
Pekln, April 28. According to prs- '
ent arrangements, Prince Fredrick
teopbid of Prussia will leave on Sun- '
day next, via Kalgan and Kiachta, t
Join th Russian army In Manchuria.
His visit here has been very quiet.
He, officially visited their majesties,
the'emijeror and the dowager empress.
l Th nrinci exttVeVdedl himself very
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