The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930, October 21, 1905, Image 1

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UBLIDHEt FULL AttOOIATED PASM RIPORT
COVERS THE MORNINQ FIELD ON THE LOWEN COLUMBIA
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OREGON, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21,1005
PRICE FIVE CENTS
AWFUL STORM
ON LAKES
Twelve Lives Known to
Be Lost.
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MANY BOATS GO DOWN
Worst Storm That Has Swept
Over the Great Lakes in
Fifteen Years,
SHORE PROPERTY DAMAGED
Sthoonrr Minnedosa Founders in Lake
Huron and Ent re Crew Perishes
Damage Is Heavy at all Points on
Lake Michigan Storm Still Raging.
( hirago, (h t. 20. Tin- ktotiii, which
lal night a nl 1mU' swept out North-4-i
n iMkr Michigan, l.akr Huron, ami
Ijikr F.nr was one of tin' most srvrrr
iii ri-Tiit years.
A fur aa rrluru am obtainahln to
night flrvrn vrl air completely
wracked ami twelve to llfU-i-n other
air mitre or lra severely damaged.
Twrlve livr are known to lie lost, and
the train on Southern like Huron and
lake Frle i atill blowing llrrerly to
niht, tt in frared that otlii-r Iomc of
iHith life am! procrty will lx rrpoitrd
within lli nrxt 24 hour.
The greatest hm of life wa on tlip
schooner .Minnrdi, which fmindrtrd
Iw anl one 1ml f miles off llmlMir llrai'h
in lke Huron, rally tslay, ami which
curried down the entire new of eight
turn. The gain created such a cn a
ha not been exeiirnred by sailor on
the lakes fur the last fifteen year.
Fat luke Michigan uir-rtl erre
Iv. Dock projM'ity was swept away at
St. Joseph, South Hit veil, llolliiml. Grand
Haven and Muskegon.
The total damage done on the east
shore in estimated at $50,000. Much
summer rrsidrnre projicrty along the
eiiwt sthore of l.ake Michigan is Iwdly
damaged.
JOSEPHINE ROACH SHOOTS
A TOO ARDENT ADMIRER
She Alleges That He Tried to Cut His
Way Into House.
bi Angeles, Cal., M. 20. -Mr-. Jo
i'iliini Roach, living at 1034 Went
TwenuyrViirth otnut kisu night tele
phoned to the police station that she
had shot and probably killed a mini and
that she desired to surrender herself.
Officer went to the s-ene Hint found
Julius .?. Ijiveiitlifll, a on of a I.hbI
clothing dealer, sufferim; from a pi. lot
wound that may prove f.ititJ. Mr.
Roach related a atory of low taven
thai, whom she hail known for several
year", and to whom she had lately de
nied admission to her home, came to the
residence and after being lefused ad
inittanee, started to cut hi way through
a aereened wrindow. After warning
lilm that aha would nhoot, Mrs. Hoarh
fired, the bullet from the revolver strik
RING'S ADMIN?ATION
is found Inefficient
Wahington, P. P., (Vt. 20.-The ac
tion of the navy department upon a
court of inquiry convened at the re
iliieat of ray Director James A. Ring,
X'JLnited Ftatea navy, to inquire into his
i
nrtminlKtraUon of the oiilce or general
tore keeper in the Boston navy yard,
vas made public today.
The court finds that Ring's adminis
ing livrnthal and priHlm iiig a neriotia J
wound.
Tin- rouplr hud Wu well artiaintrd
for nrvrral yriir and tjivriithul claim
rd hr wa in iUHt of a rinp which he
had prvlouly 'iven Mr, Ilmtc'i.
Th" woinnn i separated from licr
Inixliinl, who rmi.!e at Itedun b.
WILL LIMIT IMMIGRATION.
MrlUmrnr, Victoria, (a t. 20.- Nrgolia
tion are in progreia lirtween the coin
monwralth and tha Japauee govern
mrnt in eonnert Ion with the rentrir
tiomi placed on immigration.
It i undrntood that Japan ha ask
ed that tha edueatbnal teat he not ap
plied to mrrchanta, tourinta, and arhol-
ara a-credited ty Japan, and ha Indi
ra U-d her Intent ion to limit the niimhrr
of immigranta from Aiutralia if Ute
eommllon peraiata in applying the re
strictions. RUSSIAN BATTLESHIP XNIAZ
POTEMKINt IS RECHRISTENED
Is Nsmed After a Famous
Russian
Church Martyr.
St. lVU-rliurg, fVt. 20.-The Utile-
whip Kninx I'otemkinr, the rrrw of
which mutinied in the harhor of (M-
laat June, has hy Imprrlal order, leen
rrchritrnr thr "I'aiidli-imon," after
tlir fainoii martyr of the Kuinn
cliunh, who died in thr thinl century,
and who in lookd upon hy the doctor
aa their patron aaint.
$22,000,000 IN GOLD
Director of the Mint Prepare
Interesting Statement
INCRFASE OVER LAST YEAR
United State and South Africa Are
Still Working on a Rising Scale of
Production in Precious MetaU Aus
tralia Is Reducing its Contribution
Waohngton, I). I'., Oct. 20. (Jrorgr
K. Koliert, the diin-tor of the mint, has
prepared a ntutrmrnt of the world' pro
lurtion of gold and ilvrr for the ral
rndar year 1WM.
This statement ahnws total gold
valued at $347,I.'M.700, an aggregate of
HW.4!i:i.r.:iH line ouncro of hilver and a
tiuiiinrrciiil vuliir of nilver totaling
ti7.7'.'0,.'l'H), the eoiiiugt' value of which
in $217.h:0,200.
I'lirw flgnii' kIhv an iucrea-e of
alHitit JJ.(HH.ihh in Kiild over the lui-
rrau'a estimate fur the caleinlar vrur
I00.1. The l liileil Stntra kIiowh a gain
of about f7.(NM).OiK) and South Africa
of $lA.0On,O(M). The director nays that
both of thexe cuuntrk'n are atill upon
a rising wale of production. Autr!ia,
on the other hand, is an impoiUut pio-
ilucer, which ahowt a tendency to re
duce ita contribution, although the filli
ng off not large ami may lie tem
porary, t oti-lilcriug ilrvriopinrnlt- in
well known llcliU it we in a rciiHonable
foreeaHt to ep'ct the world' output
in l!Mt.1 to exii-ed that of 1004 by fi.i.
OOO.OOt), with another gain probable in
I0O0.
In view of eiirent diaruaaion upon the
Influence of the increafdng gold aup
pliea upon commodity prices and wages,
the bureau has been at some pains to
collect data to ehow tha influence of
higher roata upon the gold mining in
djmtry Itself.
tration wa lax and inefficient lieyond
exeuHe, and that ha had ahown disre
gard for the provisions of the navy
regulation to such an extent aa to
constitute a grave dereliction of duty.
The court, however, recommenda that
no further proceedings be taken.
The secretary of the navy refuses
Ring'a request to be retained as the gen
eral store keeper at Boston.
TAFT TALKS OF
HIS TRIP
Will Be Absent About
Three Weeks.
PERSONNEL OF PARTY
Secretary Has a Number of Ques
tions ta Discuss With the
Panamans.
REPORTS VERY SATISFACTORY
Generally Believed That Secretary's
Mission to the Isthmus Han to do
With a Plan to Construct Terminal
Defenses Several Engineers in Party
Waxhingtiin, I). C, (M. 20. Secretary
Taft announced today that he and hie
party would arrive on thr Wthmti on
Noveniler 2d. and remain thrrr until
Novmilier iMh. rrt liming to Nhinton
about Novrmlirr lilth.
the party innit of Srrrrtarv Taft.
(Jmrral Storey, former chief of artil
Iny, retired; Col. Black, of the en
gineer'a corpi Col. Waile, ihirf of the
hurra ii of Innulur affaire and W. W,
Uchle.
Secretary Taft eaid there are a num
ber of qurxtions he want to dicua
with thr 1'anaman, and he wihe to
re what hu Wrn accomplikhed
thi year no he can compare it with lent
year' work; that the chief reason for
making the trip i hi desire to go be
fore i-ongrcM and tell where the monry
ha la-en expended.
In thi connection Secretary Taft
aid that hi reports from the isthmus
were very atifactory and he coinpli
mented the work of Chief Engineer
Stevens, Governor Magoon and Chief
Sanitary (rfficcr (Jorgns.
To Fortify the Canal.
Washington, I). C, (Vt. 20. Fortifl
cation of the terminal of the Tana'
ma canal i one of tin Hiihject to lie
conhidcred by Secretary Tuft when he
make hi visit to the isthmus, and for
thi purpose hr will In accompanied by
memU-r of the first committee of the
Tuft fortification hoard. Thi commit
tee consist of Major J. P. Storey, form
er chief of artillery retired; Brigadier
(letierul Alexander MrKenie chief of
engineer; . m. ( roricr, chief of or
dnance; Samuel f. Mill, chief of ar
tillery; Captain Charles Sperry of the
navy, and Major (leorge Oothnls, corp
of engineer. All the memlicr of this
committee will not accompany the Sec
retary, and utiles definite orders are
issued it is probable that General
Storey. Captain Sperry and Major Geo
thai will be the members who go to
Panama.
Fortification of the canal wa forbid
den by the first llay-Pauneefote treaty,
but this treaty was so amended by the
senate that Great Britain rejected it.
The canal treaty which was finally ad
opted and is now in force and which
superseded the Clayton-Bulwer treaty
has no mention of fort i Acs tion, but does
allow the United States to use such
military force as moy be necessary to
protect and police the canal. As noth
ing is said regarding fortifications thi
government assumes the right to erect
such works as will adequately protect
the canal.
RENOUNCES HIS SUCCESSION.
Brussels, Oct. 20. The Count of
Flanders brother of King Leopold and
heir apparent to the throne ia about to
renounce his succession in behalf of his
son, Prince Albert. The count's action
is due to his poor health and total
blindness.
SUIT TO CLEAR TITLE
Rainier Brings Legal Proceedings
Sett la Street Lines Controversy.
to
Kainirr, ( t. 20.-Tbe suit of ' thr
town of llainirr v. Astoria & Colombia
River Railway Company et a!., waft filed
by the city attorney at St. Helrnt on
Monday, October M, and Judge Doan be
gun at one to get signatures to the
document accepting service of the sum
mons. There are a great many defend
ants in the case. Now that it is start
ed, it is tha intention of the city au
thorities to pre the matter to a final
determination aa rapidly as the court
procedure will permit. A soon all
ran be served who are within rwh,
the summon will be advertised, and it
will thm take six weeks for that, so at
thr brst it v ill probably be some time
in the first part of next yrax before
everything can lr disposed of, should
anybody desire to contest the position
taken by the city on the street linen. A
final si-ttlrinrnt of this cae will be
awaited with inU-rrst by the citizens
of Rainier.
COOK CAUSES EXPLOSION.
Sheridan, Wyo., (Jet. 20.-By the ex
plosion of ft barrel of alcohol, fire was
etarte! In the basement of the state
hospital here toduy snd Charles Foss,
assistant cook, who struck a match in
the basement, was fatally burned. The
patients were unharmed.
YOUNG 18 ON TRIAL
Commander of Ill-Fated Benning
ton Takes the Stand.
BOILERS IN POOR CONDITION
Commander Young Claim That Ha
Marie Thorough, Inspection of Ship
When Be Took it Over and Found Ev
erything in Good Condition But Boilers
.Mare Island, (XL 20. Conundrr
Young, who ia being tried by a court
martial on charges growing out of the
recent explosion of the gunboat Ben
nington, at San Diego, California, took
the witness stand today.
lie said that when he assumed com
mand of the Bennington that lie, with
his predecessor, mude a complete inspec
tion, including a thorough inspection of
the engineer's dopartmeut.
Hi attention was called to the tumh
ling down of the crown sheet patch on
the boiler, In a few days he made a re
port, but not until after satisfying him
self of the actual conditiiai existing
there. .
After inspecting the ship' crew and
witnessing drills, he found the ship in
good condition regarding cleanliness, t'p
on hia inspection of the engines and ap
purtenances he found them in good
shape, but the boilers were in poor con
dit ion; but if no undue strain was plat
ed on them they might- last aa in
definite period.
Young's examination was not con
eluded today.
SUBMARINE BOATS DAMAGED.
Cherbourg, France, Oct 20. An in
cendiary fire in the arsenal here, where
three submarine boats are being built,
did extensive damage to the boats and
other property.
WILL DISMISS SHYLOCKS.
Washington, D. C, Oct. 20. Commis
sioner Wagner, of the pension bureau
has announced his inter4' jf recom
mending the dismiss . if ' Vber of
employee engaged L j . ciioney in
the bureau at usurii l- In some
cases ten piT cent 4 monCJ i charged.
WOULD SHOW NO MERCY.
Odessa, Russia, Oct. 20. The govern
or today Issued an order to the police
instructing them that in the event of
disturbances to fire directly into the
mobs without preliminary volleys ia air.
E
Police Find Another Wad
of Currency
WRAPPED IN LAUNDRY
Cunliffe Had Entrusted Portion
of Stolen Express Money
to a Friend.
HE PASSED IT TO A BUTLER
News of the Finding of the $80,000 Is
Not Well Received by Express Robber
as He Expected to Negotiate for
Terms Witn Adams Express Company
Bridgeport. Conn., Oct. 20. The police
have rei-oiercd $!7u0 more of the money
stolen by Kdward George Cunliffe, the
Pittsburg express messenger, making a
total of about '.2,HX) recovered and ac
counted for of the 101,000 taken.
The money wa rrcovered from the
possession of a butler employed in a
prominent family at Black Rock. Be
bad innocently accepted the money in
the package from a friend of Cunliffe,
to whom it had been entrusted by Cun
liffe to take care of it.
Cunliffe' friend, a man named George
Eisenman, had discovered the contents
of the psckage, which wss wrapped in
some laundry and abstracted it De
tectives who were watching, saw him
give the bundle to the butler. It de
velops that Cunliffe was betrayed by a
former friend, James Missitt, who was
seeking the reward of $2500 offered by
the Pinkertons.
Cunliffe Is Depressed.
This forenoon Cunliffe seemed more
low spirited than when first captured.
Tie explained this by saying that he had
hoped to arrange for lenient treatment
on reaching Pittsburg by trading on
his secret as to the whercaliouts of the
stolen money, but the fact that the de
tectives recovered IS0.0O0 of the money
at Bristol, Conn., last evening removed
the prisoner's hope in this respect.
After having ocen told by the de
tectives of the recovery of this money.
Cunliffe said that he had burned the
rest of the amount stolen because the
bill were of large denomination and
all on a certain hank, and making it
dangerous for him to carry them about.
GREAT THRONGS CONTINUE
TO GREET THE PRESIDENT
Outdoor Exerdsea Are Held at Atlanta
in Hia Honor.
Atlanta, (Vt. 20. The president's vis
it to Atlanta today aroused tremendous
enthusiasm, lDO.OOO people welcoming
the executive and Mrs. Roosevelt.
At the fair grounds, where the out
door exercise were held, tens of thou
sands cheered the chief of the nation
warmly, applauding his utterances. Sen
ator Clay introduced the president, who
delivered an interesting address on top-
RECOVER
HR
MONEY
TALK OF BOYCOTT BY
Seattle, Wash., Oct 20. Steamship
Minnesota, arriving at noon today from
Oriental ports, brings confirmation of
the stories that the boycott agitation
in China is subsiding.
The imperial commission, which was
to have gone to Japan on the Mnne-
sota, abandoned its trip after the bomb
explosion in the Peking railway station,
i- that werned to greatly pleae hia
oearera.
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.iiii-i nun iinm ki. i ne i iciimoni emu,
at which were gathered 100 guests,
there followed open air exercises. Re
sponding to the welcome extended by
John Temple Graves, editor of the At
lanta Daily New, in which he spoke of
thr president a "Georgia'e most illus
trious gTandson," the president said:
"I told Governor Terrel I bad a kind
of ancestral reversionary right to his
chair because the first revolutionary gov
ernor of Georgia was my great grand
father, Archibald Bullock, after whom
one of my son is named."
WANTS HUBBY TO RETURN
Mrs.
France Offers Reward for Informa
tion of Missing Man.
Los Angeles, (Jet. 20. Mrs. If. S.
France, wife of a former motorman of
the Pacific Klectric Railway Company,
has inserted an advertisement in all tha
leading daily papers of this section, ad
vertising that she would pay $2000 for
information that would lead to the dis
covery of the whereabouts of her miss
ing husband.
France left hi home with $2000 in
this city last August and has not been
heard from sim-e that date. Mrs.
France ha lately fallen heir to four
thousand dollars in cash and large prop
erty interests from an uncle in Ala
bama. Mrs. France ay she wants her
husband to return and enjoy her good
fortune.
Grand Jury After Minnesota Insur
ance Officials.
ALLEGED MISUSE OF MONEY
Former Officers of the Northwestern Na
tional Life Insurance Company Are
Under Fire Charged With Bribery and
Contributing to Campaign Committees
St. Paul, Oct. 20. An investigation
made by the grand jury of the old of
ficers of the Northwestern National Life
Insurance Company, of Minneapolis,
payments. of money for corrupt purpos
es have come to light, it ia said.
The testimony placed before the
grand jury involves two former stat
officials. It is alleged that the payment
in a room at the Ryan hotel of a $5000
check for the suppression of report
exposing the condition of the company
and voluntary contributions of $1000
each were made to democratic and re
publican state central committees.
Another state official is credited with
having received $300 in installments of
$150 each for Sunday work done in a
clerical capacity. As to the campaign
contribution, they are said to be vouch
ed for iu a confession made by one of
the old officers of the company, but the
receipt is denied in the case of the demo
crats. The Northwestern Life Insur
ance Company, a re-organized, is not
concerned in this investigation.
PRISONERS RELEASED.
St Petersburg. Oct. 20. The non-
Japanese prisoners at Medvid, including
three American, a Norwegian, and two
British subjects captured on board Jap
anese ships, have arrived here and will
be repatriated at the expense of the
Japanese.
ONE
MORE
SCANDAL
CHINESE IS SUBSIDING
,at which Wu Ting Fang, former mini-
ter to America, was injured and two
servants killed. The party will sail on
the Dakota for Japan, and expecta to
continue the trip to America when the
Minnesota returns.
Miss Alice Roosevelt wa ft passenger
on the Minnesota between Moji and
Yokohama. The boat made an extra,
stop at Moji to take her aboard.