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COVlfll THI MORNINO FIELD ON THI LOWCR COLUMBIA
UBUSMII FULL AIIOOIATI0 Mill RIPOIIT
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PRICE FIVE CENTS
VOLtlMELVlVf NO. 1931 IUJ J;
ASTORIA, OREGON, SATURDAY, MAY 27. 1905.
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Business Interests, Mostly
SPREAD IS INEVITABLE
Lumber Interests Will Cause Cess
ation of Building Operations
AGENTS GATHERING, FUNDS
Every Local Union in th United State
Will I Aiked t Contribute f inn.
elal Support t Attirt th String
Teemeter f CMag.
Chicago, Ht M-Th tftntr'
trlk Is running along like ft flood
tide, no barrier appearing in any dlrc
don to keep tt within dftrUb b-mnJe,
ixnd while It Km been spreading In
terest ha hlftd temporarily from the
trlfe betMren milye- end Ub"r
lotion to dlfflcuttloe' bwen tUe
liK-et union to dimrulilf beiwtn th
bualneu lntreU Involved kftd th o
cl idmlnhitrstiv uthoHtlre. ,
in U) rc oi decltmtlona f the
employer that the polle dprtmn
of th cly la abaolutely nileiuate t5
afford protection to properly a a r
eult of condition broofht about by
th etrlkt'a pread to the lumber
tricta, Mayor Dunn announced -thai
ther wuld b no nm-eantty to call for
troop till week.
Th lumbtfnn. the luti lntreu
to be aTeyted by the atrlke. are not o
optlmlntle. Thry aeem to be living
In terror of rlotoua uprUlnn ln th
vatt are embraced by th-lr ya:d
and plunu , iHatrlct pciulluly In
vltlnf to lucendlarlvtn.
. In anllilpatlOn of trouble In the
lumber dUtrlct the mayor Instructed
Chief of Police O'Neill to clo all a
loon ther between the hour of 1 and
7 p. m. In caaea wrier crowd were
permitted to gather Inside or outside
In preparation for a protected atrlk
lag th teamsters Joint council ha
arranged to send agents to all parte of
the country for the purpose of gthr
Ing fund. It Is th ambition of the
trike leader to rata $1,000,000 by
Solicitor w"lll probably tart from
Chicago neat week on this mission.
They will visit every local union In
th United States, according to th
plan and In addition to urging (tnun
clat assistance wilt atrlv to arouse
organised tabor everywhere to ympa
this with th present etruggl.
On of the first move of the strlk
leaders to keep the men In line will be
to Increase th weekly strike benefit.
The driver on atrlk now receive 110 a
week. Th Express Drivers' Union has
arranged, according to the official to
pay Ha 900 members 112 weekly be
ginning next Mondvy. If aufflctHnt
funds can be raised the benefits paid
to other strikers will be Increased In
INCREASE IN DIVIDENDS.
Industrlsl Suslnsss Shows Large In
r Over Last Yan
Nw Tork, May 26. June Industrial
dividend paytwnta will show a heavy
Increase over those In th same month
last year, accprdlng to flgurea com
piled by the Journal of Commerce.
Declarations thus far announced
represent ft money value of oyer 111.
100,000 aa compared with $15,600,000
1n 1104. Increase by thre or fout
large companies largely account for
RIOTING IN WARSAW. .
Troop Fir on Rioter and Numbr
Killed and Injured.
Warsaw, May 28. After nearly 48
hour of mob la v the authorities this
piftVrnoon lutMtSprad, pntn of In
fantry and Cossacks speedily dispers
ing the rioters, who were engaged In
the demolition of disorderly bouses.
I i' two Instance "troop fired on the
crowd, wounding three person. Fifty
n-ree's wr made, ufter which order
Nineteen person were Injured dor
Inf the disturbance and at the hos
pital ther wr thr dtha of thd
who received Injuries In th rlotlig
Wednesday night His thousand treps
'am ;t Wmf today Jm their
summer encampments. Mftrtiul m
wa proclaimed Ituit night, 4;
STOPPING A RUNAWAY.
Man Threw Undaw TrHy Car Try
ing to Sv Llv f Pepl.
New Turk, May t.-Un unidentified
man of 10 year of age, ha austalned
lnjurl'fc, which probably will cost him
hl life. In heroically trying to atop a
runaway hors a It dahd Into a
llrooklyn theater crowd.
Th street wag filled with person
who had Just left a. play hou on
Broadway, Williamsburg, whn the
clatter of a runaway wa heard. The
animal drew' behind him ft light truck
and th crowd scrambled wildly for
afety a th horse first ran on th
1jwalk and then lnU the atr.
Springing to the streH th unknown
man caught at the horse' hrldl with
both hanJa. II hHd on deperiely
and had succeeded In checking the
frightened animal when a trolley cat
suddenly turned th comer and hit
The man w torn looee and fell
under the wheel, hos whom h had
eared from ever j Injurlea haatlly
raised the car and h waa carried to
a hospital Thr It wa said bis In
juries were likely to rauita death.
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Lieutenant Accused of Giving;
Away Government Secrets
DEFRAUDS THE GOVERNMENT
Wetsel.. Formerly an Instructor in the
Artlllttty and Engineer School, la.th
Sam Psrton Who Sold Plan or
. 0rmn Fortress to Franc.
Thorn, Prussia, May It, The trUil
will begin Monday next of Hellmut
Wessel, formerly ft first, lieutenant and
Instructor In ten artillery and engin
eer school at CharloUenburg, who I
charged with gwlndllng. This I th
accusation on which-b will be tried,
t)ut the former lieutenant la also
charged With selling plan of German
fortresses to France. 1
Wess.il I the husband of Matllde
Baumler ,the f'Velled lady" of the sec
ond Dteyfu .trial In 1895 he found
an asylum In Prance and lived there
for com years, V;sel followed a
precarious career in Italy where the
German authorities caused hla arreat
am! afsier H montlts' Imprtaonment
secured his extradition. The opposition
Italian press crlflclsed the government
of Italy for giving up a political fugi
tive. Wwel I now to be tried here,
his last garrison detail, on an Indict
ment charging him with fraudulently
obtaining $21 from a captain of Uhl
ans, named Beiker, since deceased.
WRECK OF A WHALER.
Bottle Pioked uo at Sea With Letter
from Pontia Man.
Los Angeles, May 28. A bottle hav
ing every appearanec of having beert
in the sea a long time wa picked up
at Ocean park today and waa found
to contain a note purporting to b
from Wilbur A. Harris, a native of
Pontlac. Mich, stating that on May
8. 1902, the whaler El Toro, out of
Topolobampo, Mexico, was wrecked oft
a small Island south by southwest oi
Harris further slates that amon
the crew who drowned waa Xope Ault
temenex, who had In his possession a
French manuscript handed down In
his family, giving the complete history
of th lot lauphln, of France, written
by a man "in whose charge Robespierre
left htm, and ft French ornament set
In diamonds. 1
Harris aska that a. professor of his
tory of Tale university be notified and
give direction for finding this, his
torical treasure, which he has burled.
Fleets Preparing for an
ON BOTH LAND AND SEA
Believed That Great Battle Be
tween Russiy and Japan is
Near at Hand.
ARE IN CLOSE PROXIMITY
Believed That th Impending lattl
Will I th Lat f the War and
That It I Sut a Question ef a Short
,Tlm When Will Be Decided.
London. Mftf tt The RuMO-Jap-
ane war haa entered upon another
campaign, which many eprta think
will prove to be the last, a the logic
of events will compel peace. The op
erations will be conducted on both land
and sea, and decisive battle ar looked
for In th elash of th rival armiea and
fleet. The outcome I expected to he
a Japanese victory, but th fight on
which ther exist some uncertainty
a to It rcault is that which will b
decided on th ea, .Important develop
ment are, therefor expected within
48 bourn. t . " ., .'
Sine the resumption of military ac
tlvtty In Manchuria, the Russian army
has already been driven bcuk In It ef
forts to resist the advance of the Jap
nu'-se. An official report Issued at
Tokto lust night stated that the Rus
sian reconnaissance on Thursday In
cluded simultaneous attacks upon all
three of the Japanese columns advanc
ing from Fakumen, Changtufu and
The most determined attack was
made at Nanchlngtavt, ten miles north
of Kalyuan. All th attacks wer re
pulsed. The Russian losses wer heavi
est north of Kakumen, where the Jap
anese shell fir severely punished a
force which attacked a field hospital.
The Japanese casualties were scat
tering and slight.
The Russian front I 40 mile long,
and the army occupies strong in
trenched positions. Field Marshal Oy-
ama will undoubtedly make one of his
famous enveloping movement, but Gen.
Llnevitch Is reported as being satisfied
to accept battle In hla present, posi
tions. A dispatch from Gunahu Pas
stated that Field Marahal Oyama is
deploying heavy force against Gen,
Mnevltch'l left and Is concentrating
hla troops along the center, but his
base is opposite the Russian right.
Later At noAn today It waa rumor
ed that the Japanese and Russian fleets
under Admiral Togo and Rojestvensky
have engaged in battle in the Korean
SENATOR MITCHELL'S DAUGHTER
Mr. Ji Chapman Dies at Taeoma
from an Operation.
Mrs. Jessie Chapman, wife of W. D.
Chapman, daughter of Senator John H.
Mitchell of Portland, died tonight from
heart trouble, following an operation
for appendicitis. Mrs. Chapman was
stricken last Tuesday. After the op
eration Wednesday ahe rallied until
'that night, when weakening heart de
veloped and oxygen and oVher stlmu
lanta were administered, but the pa
tient gradually wearied away.
Senator Mitchell arrived from Port
land and the meeting between father
and daughter was very affecting.
Butte Jury Awards the Plaintiff One
Butte, May 28. Simon Bank has Juat
been awarded 1 cent as damages in
his suit against Constable Pat Holland
et al. Plaintiff Bank told the court that
Inst year he bought a couper precipi
tating plant, paying $335 for the same
And securing a bill of sole. Afterward
the property and some money due as
earnings of the precipitating plant, wa
seized by Con table Holland on an at
tachment secured against the men who
sold hi mthe tanks. Th Jury decreed
sold him th tank. Th Jury decreed
surrendered to th plaintiff, but only
1 cent wa awarded a damage for th
alleged unlawful detention.
Kansa Women Sent t Jail fee Charg
ing Usurieu Interest
Kansas City, May 28. Ml Francis
B. Johnson, cashier In the employ of
D. D. Drake, a money lender, wa fined
1100 and sentenced to serve SO day
In the county Jail on th charge of ex
acting usurious Interest This is the
second conviction In the crusade
against money lender who charge 10
per cent a month Interest
DALLAS PLANT SOLD.
Buyer Will ArraMg for Mer
i t, Light at On. ,
Dallas, Ore., May !. Th electric
light plant in Dallas has been told to
B. 8. Thompson, an Idaho man. Thir
teen thousand dollar Is the reported
price. It 1 understood that many inv
provement will be made Immediately,
notably the intsalling of larger engine.
as the present power has been taxeo
to th limit and many house are
without lights for this reason.
Baron Rathaehild Dad.
Pftrie May J. Bawgi Rothschild,
who had been 111 several days with
bronchitis, died this morning. . ,v
FROM SEAT OF WAR
Believed Japanese Fleet Prepared
' for Any Emerency.
INTEREST CENTERS IN BATTLE
Baron Komura Address th Clearing
House Association and Has Implicit
Confidence in Japan' Financial and
' Toklo, May 28. It is believed here
that the action of the Russian In send
ing some vessels to Shanghai I part
of a diversion plan to draw oft ft por
tion of the Japanese fleet it is thought
that possibly the Russians intend to
Intern the Blower craft but the visit
and withdrawal of the faster vessels is
regarded to be without purpose unless
as ft diversion.
The whereabouts of Admiral Ro
jestvensky' fleet Is not reported and
opinion is divided to whether It has
entered the Pacific or returned to the
lower Chinese coast
Th location of Admiral Togo's fleet
continues to be secret. Popular feel
ing la undisturbed and the Japanese
public Is confident that Admiral Togo
is prepared to meet any situation.
Baron Komura, minister of foreign
affairs, Baron Sone, minister of finance
and Baron Shibusawa, addressed the
Clearing House Association today.
Baron Komura. said that the financial
capability of Japan had completely
surprised the world. He was glad that
Japan was, showing ft financial and
productive" ability aa well as strength
on the battlefield. The .wrar. he said,
would last long and he trusted much
in the commercial ability of the nation
after the war was ended when a great
er prospect would be opened before the
country. He expected, he said, furth
er, that the commercial Interests would
do their utmost to develop and etena
Introduction of foreign capital and the
commerce. He also expected th In
counseled his hearers to facilitate this
Introduction by Inspiring foreign capi
talists with, confidence In the country.
Benton Killen Dead.
Portland, May 28. Thomas Benton
Killen ,a prominent lawyer of the city
and state, died today. He was an Ore
gon pioneer f 1845.
Apache Chief Wins, Rsoe.
Lawton, Okla May 58. OTonimo.
the aged Apache chief rode his sorrel
horse in the race at the fair grounds
today and won a $150 purse.
Meeting of Illinois Bar
TO RESIST AGGRESSION
Judge Alton B Parker Delivers
Address of Welcome at
LAW AS A PROFESSION
Duty of Lawyers te Fight Corruption
In Every. Branch and Department,
and Evil of Every Industrial Move
ment and Protect the Ballet,
Chicago, May 21. The Illinois State
Bar Association convened In this city
today The meeting wae largely, at-,
tended by attorney from ail parts of
the state. Upon- the convening of the
association Judge Alton B. Parker was
Introduced and delivered the address
of welcome. , f
, Th ftddres -dwelt npon the scope of
men who follow the law as a profes
sion, and of thellr relations to the poll
tic and public Hfe of ,thet country. He
reviewed at length the prominent part
taken by lawyer In the public discus
slons from the days of th thirteen
colonies to the present In the course
of his address he said: ,
"I would emphasise anew ihe thought
that as the lawyer finds nimself th
beneficiary and the heir of grreat priv
ilege, which yield commanding oppor
tunities,, it . is more Incumbent upon
him than upon any other to recognise
that these privileges and powers -im
pose obligations from which there can
be no escape, as, indeed, there ought
not to be, except by meeting and wel
coming them in the completest Bens
possible. If, at any ttme it should be
come apparent that the sanclty of the
ballot is either threatened or assailed;
if the administration of the law,
whether civil or criminal, becomes
either lax or careless; If the evils in
any Industrial movement manifest such
power that they threaten monopoly or
put popular rights In peril; If the ex
ecuttve. the legislative, or the judicial
branches of our system shall, .either
by design or accident tend to trenca.
unduly or dangerously npon the rights
of any of the others the one man who
should resent and resist the dangers
thus threatened, is the American law
yer. The traditions of his profession,
the execution of the high trust con
fided to him, the example set him by
great leaders through many genera
tions, all demand that he should ex
ercise the greatest watchfulness and
show the highest courage."
SEPARATE PRESIDENTS, j
Harriman's California System to Have
Two Boards of Director.
San Francisco, May 28. Following
the retirement of James A. Agler a
manager of the Western system of the
Southern Pactflc Company and the re
organisation of the divisions -of the
road Into two districts, comes a report
to the effect that E. H. Harrlmaii and
his associated In the control of the
western railroads have decided to elect
separate presidents and boards of di
rectors for each of their roads and
that the first step to be taken In thl
direction will be made shortly when
Harrlman, who Is now president of the
companies that compose his network
of lines, will resign from all of these
positions to later become chairman of
an executive board which will be cre
ated at the proper time in New Tork.
According to the reporte that have
reached the higher official of the
Southern Pacific Company In this city
Vice President and General Manager
Calvin will become the president of
that corporation, with his headquarter!,
in this city; A. U Mohler. vice presi
dent and gf neral manager of the Union
Pacific, will be elected president of
that company with future headquar
ters In Omaha; W. H. Bancroft wtfl fce
promoted to to presidency of the Ore
gon Short rllne and possibly, general
superintendent Park of the Union Pa
cific or General Superintendent Buck
ingham of the Oregon Short' line wilt
be made president of the Oregon Rail
road A Navigation company, -
Sslisved Govmmtnt Control of Life
New Tork, May 2$ At a dinner
given by the Life Underwriters As
sociation of New Tork, James M. Beck,
formerly) "ssdstant attune f general,
has spoken for supervision of th Life '
Insurance companies by the federal
government Inirtead of by th various'
stat governments, a at present and
It Is predicted that this would soon
come to pas. ' tftl if
"I believe the agitation of th last
12 months," he said, "will tend to ben
efit the entire cause of life insurance
In this country more greatly than
anything thaj, has yet occurred."
FROST IN GERMANY.
Caussd Much Damage to Fruit Ther
msmeter Below Freexing.
Berlin. May 2$. There was frost In
Germany , Tuesday and Wednesday
nights, the thermometer registering 9
to I degrees below freezing.
The cold weather caused much dam
age to fruits and vines and particular
ly In th Moselle win district
Tslng Tau, May, i... The whole
Russian fleet is assembled near Woo
Sung, and the" German" squadron at
Tsing Tau is preparing for eventuali
ties. , I i'- . 'I-' - f
CORKS IN PRESERERS
Trial of Officers of Nonpariel Cork
Works Concluded, i
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iron m life:: preservers
Clsimed by Defense That There Was
Sufficient Cork in th Lif Preserv
ers and Even With Iron Their Buoy
anee Would Be Retained. '
Trenton, N. J, May 21 The gov
ernment's case against J. H. Stone, S.
C. Qulntard, and Charles and James
Russ, officers of the Nonpareil "Cork
Works of Camden, charged with in
creasing the weight of cork blocks foe
life preservers by inserting Iron bare
to attain the required standard weight
has been concluded " in the United
States district court
The' governemnt placed several of
the company's employes on the at&nd
and they testified to seeing the irons
Inserted In the cork blocks. A motion
to non-suit' was made on the ground
that there was sufficient cork In' the
blocks and even with the iron the
buoyancy of the preservers would
reach the government's standard. .The
motion was denied. The defence will ,
now go on.
PHILADELPHIA GAS. :
Mayer Weaver Says ths Situation Is
Growing Brighter, ,
Philadelphia, May 18. "The situa
tion is growing brighter every minute,
said Mayor Weaver late today. He
would not give figures or go Into de
tails, but contented himself by saying
that he had received assurances from
many ccuncllmen who had voted for
the lease last week that they would
support' him In his veto.
Leading republicans of the organi
sation whlotf Ifvvd; beto advocating
the lease continue to remain silent
There are signs, however, that several
councllmen are breaking away under
the tremendous pressure from their
cfwl'ttuents. will probably go along
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STRIKE IN SAN FRANCISCO.
Will Not Handle Product of Boycot
San Francisco, May 28. The bot
tlers and drivers employed by local
firm dealing in the boycotted product
of th Northwestern Brewers' Asso
clatloa have gone out on strike. About
SO "men" are Involved. ','