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VOLUME LX NO. 140
ASTORIA, OREGON, THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12,1905
PRICE FIVE CENTS
WOMAN SHOT TO DEATH
Greek Section Men Fire
v on Southern Pacific
MILITIA SENT TO THE SCENE
Discharge of a Creek Foreman Enrages
Workmen fcnd They Betiu Riot
That Ends ia the Killing of Woman
and Wounding of One of the Rioter.
Riin'Imi-k, Ore., Oct, 1 1.-Following hU
, dismissal a few daye ago, a Greek fore-
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;rwk construction gang on the South
ern IVidc, trouble broke out among
thi Greek, who demanded the rein-
... statement of tht discharged man. Fore
man I'rterteln refused to comply, and
an lax iniritt riot broka out. Tha Greek
who numbered 8.1, became insistent, dl
k playing firearm. .o ue of the wca
I Min wee madi till lat night, when
I t tir jr opened Are on the northbound over
I The mob then turned on the foreman
' and the firing became general. Iet-r-
stein retired to hi private car where
he found the body of hi wife, who waa
killed by a bullet The killing ia be
lieved to have been done by a stray
The crew of a aouthbound freight ar
rived at thla time, and after desultory
firing, during which one of the llwki
waa wounded, a measure of ordi-r waa
SherilT McOallen waa communicated
with and a posse of W) men, headed by
Deputy SherilT Rogard, went to the
wene and placed the Greek under ar
rent. Thirty or forty revolver were
found in their possession. Word wa
v wnt lo the sheriff that owing to the
-haractcr of the men it would be tin
h.11,i. for the eaee authoritiea to
Irontrol them and asked for militia,
I which waa aent to the place of distiirh
f a nee. The Greek are now herded in
a warehouse urtrler military guard.
In an Interview thia evening SherilT
Mcfallum stated that utile aome
mean waa found to enforce a peace
able condition in the railroad camp he
will not be rewnsillij for the acta of
the people and feeling here i Mich that
the placing of militia in control is be
lieved to be a matter of precaution for
the safety oLlhe (Ireeka against retalia
tory acta on the part of citixcua.
TWO JOCKEYS HURT.
Horses and Riders Pile Up ia a Hsap on
Spokane, Wn., Oct. 11. Twe men
ARGUMEAYTS ON DEMURERS
IN PACKING HOUSE CASES
Chicago, Oct. 11. The hearing of the
arguments on demurrer to ilia Indict
tnenta returned by the federal grand
jury agalnt five of the big- pacing con
cern and 17 of their employes closed
late this afternoon and if Judge Humph
rey, before whom the arguments were
made, retaina his preent Impression of
the cane, one-half of the Indictments
charging the packers with conspiracy
and restraint will be sustained and the
remaining counts overruled.
were seriously If not fatally hurt at the
fair today. Cold Fimlh-r fell on a slip
pcry track and tha other horaea with
rider went down over tha fallen home.
Gold Fitidler'a rhler, Calen, escaped
wiht a broken ann and collar bone, but
Jockey I-eog. on Fonda, I In the hoapl
tal, unconscious from th efTecte of the
CANAL COMMISSION RETURNINO
Sail From Colo oa Steamablp Havana
They Decline to Talk.
Colon, Oct. ll.-The atamhip Ha-
van nailed for New York thia evening
with member of the canal commission,
board of conaulting engineer and other
member of the party, which Bailed for
Colon from New York on September 28.
The members of the ocmmlMlon are reti
cent regarding the poaible character of
the canal. It will be aeveral weeks
before a report ia ready for President
LAKE COLLIES ASHORE.
Iluffalo, Oct II. The ateam collier
llurton went aihora at Barcolon today.
Ilarcolon ia the port of entry at Writ-
SIMPSON VERY LOW.
Wichita, Kan., Oct. II. KxCongre-
man Sinion ia unable to take nourish-
incut tmlay and apM-ars to be growing
Maintains Two Wives in the Same
Robert Beaecker Is Nam of Pol-
ygamist and It Is Claimed That He
Has a Third Wif In Lowell, Massa
chusetts He Is Now Under Arrest
New York, Oct. 11. Accused of hat
ing had three wive living, two in the
name flat building in 18th street, each
of w hom believed that she waa the only
wife, Kolx-rt Beneekcr waa arrested lat
night and arraigned in court today on a
complaint made by two of the women.
He la 2.1 yeara old and a painter.
The woman who claim to lie hi first
wife, Norma, 10 years old, and Emily,
20 yeara old, who aaya ahe ia the see
ond Mr. Rcneckcr, told the police that a
third wife wa at Lowell, Mi., and
that the two, while alill ignorant of each
other' relation to Bcnecker, were per
suuded by him that the Lowell girl wa
hia aiHter. They said they both had nip-
plied money which he had recently aent
to wife No. 3 in liwell.
WORRY KILLS HIM.
Ix Angeles, Cal., Out. 11. Dr. J. W'
Ordwsy, a wealthy farmer and banker
at Onawa, la., died yesterdsy as the
reult of worry over frequent attempta
to rob him. During the lat eight year
he haa been held up 12 times.
Judge Humphrey said it looked to
him as though the odd numbered counts
were sufficient and the even numbered
ones Inefficient. The udge stated that
he would notify the attorneys when he
wss ready to make a decision.
The odd numbered count charge con
spiracy and restraint to trade and the
even numbered, monopoly. The first in
the indictment may not be considered
in this decision as the packers are to
plead not guilty and the case will go
to trial Immediately.
NERVE OF A
COLD BLOODED ROBBERS
Australian Enticed to Vis
it California to Meet
HEAD CRUSHED WITH HAMMER
Man and Woman Represent Themselves
as Horse Owners and Lurs William
Ells to Berkeley Where Desperate At
tempt Is Made io Kill and Rob Him.
.Berkeley, Oct. 11. A daring plot to
lure an Australian sorting man, Wil
liam K. KUia, to a quiet place in Berke
ley, and there murder and rob him of
1000 English currency wa partly tried
out thia afternon by a man and woman
whom the police believe to be desperate
Today they brought him from a hotel
in Oakland to a cottage on Ellsworth
street, within a atone'a throw of the
University of California, which they hir
ed aeveral daye ago, bade him to lunch
and while he waa sitting at the table
the man crushed hia akull with a ham
mer. Kllia threw up hi hand to avoid
the eccond blow and received the ham
mer on the wrist.
Klli fell to the floor and the woman
fired two ahot into hia prostrate body.
The crooks then rifled hia pockets of
tlie English money, overlooking over
$.00 In American money which he hiyl
in hia pocket Leaving their victim for
dead, the pair hurriedly made their es
cape. Klli recovered consciousness and
staggered to a livery barn two block
away, whence he waa taken to a hospi
tal. He I in a precarious condition.
That the crooks nyule a hssty escape
ia shown by the fact that they left a
complete wardrobe of costly clothing be
hind. In all their effecta however, not
a single photograph or mark to indi
cate the real identity of the criminate
Kills, who Uvea in Sidney, was induced
to come to thia country by hia assail
ant, who represented themselves to be
.Mr. ami Mre. S. W. Curtis. Curtis tat
ed that he was the owner of a large
sUble of horse and Klli was to lie hia
manager. The couple evidently made
every preparation to commit the fiendish
crime. A bowie knife, stiletto, pistol,
butcher knife, bottle of acid and a pair
of mblier glove were found under the
lied covers in a room adjoining the din
ing room. The police have a good dee
cription of both parties. .
LUNGERS NOT WANTED.
San Francisco, Oct 11. Alexander F.
Hinton, a cabin passenger on the liner
Coptic, from Yokohama has been order
ed deported. Hinton Is an Englishman
and a consumptive.
Hin ton's appearance attracted the at
tention of the federal quarantine offi
ciate at this port and when an investi
gation demonstrated that he was a vic
tim of tuberculosis the steamship com
pany was notified not to allow the sick
man to land. Hinton will be returned
to Yokohama on the Coptic
MARINES FOR PHILIPPINES.
Harrimaa Line Secure Contract For
Moving Men Across Continent.
Son Franisco, Oct it The South
ern Pacific passenger department has
been advised that the Harriman linea
snd their connections have been award
ed a contract by the nsvy department
for the transportation of a large num-
of marine that are to ' be
across the continent en route
Philippine during the next aeveral
month. It I expected than on an av
erage of 1.V) marine will be moved each
month for some month to come.
Home of the marine will take the
place of time expired men now in the
island but (he majority are to make
up the increased organization derided
upon by the navy department. There
are now 000 marine on duty in the
Philippine and thi number is to be
increased gradually to 2000.
Vancouver, B. C, Oct. 11. E. Thurley,
night watchman of the V. W. 4 Y. rail
road, austalned a peculiar accident about
daybreak tmlay, dying this afternoon ia
consequence. lie wa manipulating tne
drawbridge over False creek, for a night
train and through carelenest was
caught in a trap between the car and
tlie railing. He leaned far out, lost hie
balance, fell on a log and sustained
MAKES GRAVE CHARGES.
Victoria. B. C, Oct. 11. Mr. Hurlburt,
of thd Korean railway make grave
charge against the Japanese administra
tion in Korea. He av thousand of
Korean peasant are threatened with
starvation and heart rending scenes are
OF HIS OWN
Sculptor Burglum Destroys Angels
Carved For Cathedral.
Church Dignitaries Thought That Works
of Art Should Represent Masculine.
Gender Artist Haa Notions of his
Own There Is No Coincide.
New York. Oct 11. Gutxon Burglum,
sculptor of the Angel of the Annuncia
tion and of the Angel of the Resur
rection, which were intended to have
adorned the walls of the great cathedral
of St John, the Divine, at Morningaid
Heights, announced yesterday that he
had destroyed the two figure. Mr.
Burglum did so because or a dispute
which had arisen a to whether the fig
ures should be masculine or feminine.
The sculptor had created his concep
tions of the two angsls in the form of
women and hi work had been sharply
criticiszed on that score. Mr. Burglum
said that he had received a final opinion
of one of the church authorities that the
figure must be masculine and he saidt
"I went to the cathedral, and with a
chisel, cut the angela into bits. Al
though I have done nothing in the last
year into which I have put more care
and thought, and although I felt like the
veriest vandal in thus completely wreck
ing what I knew to be works of beauty
and power, I did so to put a stop to
a useless discussion and to prevent any
use being made of the figures other than
hsd been originally intended.
!I am absolutely astounded that any
clergyman would stand in the presence
of 30 or 40 imsges of a purely religious
snd spiritual character and see nothing
in them but sex, and now while the un
pleasant matter is over I am just as
sure as ever that the feminine side of
our race must ever continue'! be our
chief source of artistic inspiration and
will so remain, absolutely nualtered by
all pedantic controversies."
ON A SECRET MISSION.
Victoria, B. C,, Oct 11. Yi Yong Ik
the former Korean minister who escaped
to Shanghai In a junk, is ststed by the
Shanghai papers, to be on a secret mis
sion to Europe. On arrival at Shanghai
he addressed a long telegram to the
Chines Kmpresa. The minister ia be
lieved to be a Russian agent and Jap
anese officials sought to apprehend hi i
before he could leave Korea.
MUTINY ON SCHOONER
Four Members Bcrwind's
Crew are Also
MUTINEERS UNDER ARREST
Quarrel Arose Over the Coffee, Accord
ing to the Story Told by One of the
Negro Prisoners When Overhauled
Deck of Vessel is Covered With Blood.
Washington, Oct 11. The murder of
Captain Rumill and four of the crew of
the four moated schooner Harry Al Ber
wind, in a mutiny, while the vessel was
bound from Mobile to Philadelphia is
the story told to a customs inspector.
The .schooner Blanche King put into
port this evening bringing in irons, three
nrgroe, all that remained of the crew
of the Berwind.
The captain, mate and engineer were
apparently murdered and the bodies
thrown overboard. The body of a fourth
sailor, a negro was found on the deck
where he was killed.
It develops from the story of the
negroes that the mutiny arose as a re
sult of a quarreh about the corTee. The
decks of the Berwind were found cov
ered with blood, giving evidence of a
nerce right, i ne inale s berth was ;
spotted with blood indicating that he
was butchered in bed.
After a searching party placed the
negroes in irons, one complained that
the irons were too tight When they
were loosened the negro whipped out a
pistol and shot one of his shipmates
dead, the presumption being that he
signalled the King against the will of
. . .
New Orleans, Oct 11. Fever
report: New cases, 16; total,
3HI; deaths, 2; total, 467; foci,
There is a general improvement
. in the fever situation throughout
WILL NOT ACCEPT OFFER
Xew York. Oct. 11. The New York
coble regarding the offer made by one
of the wealthiest men of that city to
present $.0.000 to Dr. Behring if he will
make known his treatment for the cure
RAMSEY'S DEFEAT PROVES
AN OVERWHELMING ONE
Toledo, O., Oct. 11. Joseph Ramsey,
Jr., failed completely today in his ef
fort to wrest the control of the Wa
bash system from George J. Gould. Not
only waa he unanimously defeated in all
he undertook, but he was forced from
the directory of the road and now he
ho nothing whatever to do with its
management in any way. He put up a
hard fight and struggled gamely to the
last, but he was so hopelessly in the
minority, he never hsd a chance. He fil
ed protests at the meeting although not
for the reason, as he afterwards declar
of consumption, bs excited great in
terest in Paris, say a cable dispatch to
the Herald. The Herald correspondent
called on Dr. Behring, who said:
"I may say at once that I could not
entertain an offer of the kind in such a
"1 have made it a principle never to
accept any aid of thia kind from private
"It would be another thing if the of
fer came from the American government,
or some organized scientific institution,
snd was made in recognition of the ser
vice I bad rendered to science and hu
manity by the discovery of the serum
against diphtheria and tetanus.
"It is, however, a mistake to imagine
that I have kept my new discovery sec
ret. I have chosen and will continue to
choose person to whom I make the com
munication. "It is only by leaving such delicate in
vestigations in the hand of duly quali
fied men of science that progress csn
COLORADO MAXES RECORD.
Washington, Oct. 11. The statement
was made today that the armored cruis
er Colorado hod broken the record with
six inch guns and it was accomplished
without derangement to the sights. The
feat is all the more remarkable because
it ia the first time the Colorado has been
in target practice and her crew is newly'
She Gives Carbolic Acid to Her
Mrs. Wann Starts to Give Mrs. J. A.
Taylor a Tonic Bnt Gets Hold of the
Wrong Bottle and Latter Dies After
Six Honrs of Terrible Suffering.
Walla Walla, Wash., Oct ll.-Mr.
Jennie Wann, of this city, by a mistake,
last night gave her mother, Mrs. J. A.
Taylor, a doae of carbolic acid, from
which the latter died after six hours of
Mrs. Taylor was 80 years old and waa
sn invalid for three years. She had suf
fered several attacks of paralysis, and
was very weak. A bottle of a tonic was
standing on a table, and near it was a
bottle of the poison, of almost exactly
the same shape. Hence the daughter'
Mr. Taylor was the wife of Judge
Taylor, of this city, and a pioneer here,
coming from Yamhill county, Ore., ia
DERELICT FISHING BOATS
Two Columbia River Boats Art Picked,
Up In Gulf of Georgia.
Victoria, B. C, Oct 11. Two derelict
Columbia river fishing boats were found
in the Gulf of Georgia yesterday by tha
settlers of Galiano island, indicating
that two or more fishermen were drown
ed in the recent gale. Nothing was seen
of the occupant.
ed, of being an obstructionist, but be
cause he desired to lay the foundation
for any contest that might hereafter be .
Ramsey's first defeat came in the
morning when the result of the bond
holders' caucus wa announced, Ramsey
securing 31,840 votes against 228,510 ia
favor of each of the six men nominated
as directors by Gould. At a caucus of
the stockholders, Ramsey's strength was
about $3,700,000 or 37,000 votes and
Gould's about $46,000,000 or 490,000
. SAD MISTAKE