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OOVaTftt TKI MORNINQ fllLO ON TAW LOW! Pi COLUMBIA
UBLItHIt FULL ABsJOOIATID RKPONT
ASTORIA, OREGON - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18 1905
PRICE FIVE CENTS
VOLUME LX NO. 175
HOW THE DEAL
McCardy of Equitable Tells
oi California Affair.
CLWilE WORKED GRAFT
Commissioner Mode Demands
Which He Knew Could Not
Bat McCurdy Thought It Will Inveitod
ao the Company Could Have Been
Forced to 8pend Many Times tho
Amount and AmmmI Big Ft.
New York, Nor. 17.-Vlth the end of
ths morning session today, the Arm
Iron Committee flnUhed a week'e arr
k nut eclipsed since the lnvtigmtIon
brgso. A an ftftrsittth la Former Gov
amor Ckt't testimony yesterday, that
frnator Piatt culler ted the contribu
tions to the political fund by the in
surant companies, platt will bo railed
to tbc stand, probably wit Tuesday
when ths sections will reiume.
Saniuel 8. McCurdy, aitant regM
rar of the KouiUble (not related to the
McCurdy'a of th Mutual I.ifr) teati
fled todsy that be bad charge of tho
vouchers for legal arr vice. From Mm
wa gleaned the story of the trouble in
Califoroa, in 1H7, when the lniiruno
Com mi loners of that state demanded
Rehash of Demands.
The witoess said aUo that apprnxi
malely $17,500 wav paid to W. II.
Chickering, of California, counsel for th
Mutual Ufa Insurance Company. At tho
rloM iif when the rjul table so
ciety filial ita annual atatemrnt with the
California. Insurance Department, the
commissioner asked 40 additional quea
tlona, the wltneaa said, which the com
minxioner knew it waa practically lm
oibl fr the society to answer, lie-rau-w
ita books were not kept ao a to
ido thk Thia, the wltne aaid, waa
practically a rehash of the demand the
rommiftioner had made previously.
Witjieo aaid tho rompany had no
like experience with the inurnnr de
partment in any other atate, to Ida per
aonal knowledge, and that like proceed
lug ngalnat the New York Life and the
Mutual Life were terminated about the
Mine time a those agalnat the Equit
able society. There were a dozen hear
Infra on the interpretation of one of the
California law a, and it wa for repre
sentation in these hearing that the
1230 a month waa paid,. Mr. Budd, while
in New York, consulted alniohi entirely
with Mr. Chickering. Wltneaa aaid he
thought (iovernor Budd appointed Mr.
FRANCE'S ANSWER A VEILED
New York, Nor. 17.-The fol
lowing messsge from Preaident
Castro to the Herald, in printed
by that paper today i
"The anawer of France Is a
yelled threat, discarding the
memorandum written" by Mr.
Jtuaaell, proposing a conciliatory
K' method. , Fublio opinion unanl
'4 monaly support! th attitude of
4 tho ' Government is seeking re
4 conciliation, bul firmly suataln
4 Ing tho authority of tribunals, re
4 cogniied by America, but spurn
. ed by France."
4) A letter in the Faris edition
4 of tho Herald ia reproduced
hero a telling the truth and cor.
rcapondlng with memorandum,
0 REPLACED WIFE AND CHASED
0 ' HIE AWAY.
Knoxvllle, Tnn Nov. 17. An
abduction and killing I reported
0) from Iokout, a lit t In town in
Kaatorn Kentucky. A day ago
a married man, Klbert Hartley
wnt from Lookout to Tom's
(Wk, Vs., and aWucUd a 15-
0 year obi girl, named Coaby. Tik
Ing her home he forced hi wife
0) to leave. Hartley soon borams tir-
ed of the girl and whllo In a
rage, aliot her. Hartley wa ar-
reated, but made a break for lib
rrty and wa lmt and inatantly
killed by an oillcer. The C'oby
girl will recover.
Hunt aa cotnmiloner. He did not
think th nun to whom the 1230 a
month was paid did anything for tho
Amount Paid Budd Unknown.
"Do you know how much of these
monies waa paid to Governor Iiuddl"
aked counael for tlto coromltU-c.
Mr. McCurdy Mid bo did not know,
and to hU knowledgw no accounting of
diburements was mad by Mr. Chick
ering. Mr. McCurdy said he went to
California, but did not meet Mr. Clunie,
to whom the $230 wa paid, in all the
klx WN-k he wa there. The New York
Life and tho Mutual were also paying
liV) a month to the same man for tho
aamoj service rendered tha Equitably
aid the witnea.
(Continued oa page 8.)
PAY DEATH PENALTY
Murders of Jack Welch Executed
INN0ENSE OF ONE PROTESTED
la Statement Before tho Hanging, T. S.
Gorman Exculpates Fred Roberto of
tho Crime, and Elocution Ia Post
poned in Attempt to Soenrt a Stay.
Careon, Nov., Nov. 17. J. P. Revener,
Fred Roberta, Al. Underman and T. S.
Gorman were hanged today for the mur
der of Jack Welch. Tho execution took
place within the lioo shop of the state
prison and there waa no hitch in the
program, aave the delay in the execu
tion of Gorman and Robert, on account
of an attempt to tecure a stay for Rob
ert, who had been exculpated at the
last moment by Gorman. The Hoard of
Pardon failed to Interfere, however.
J imt before the drop fell Gorman con-
feaaed to having committed a burglary
at San Franciaco in 1H0H, for which a
man named Barker waa unjuMly con-
vkted. Barker l now in priaon nerving
The criina for which the men were
convicted wa committed in Humboldt
County hi 1003. For several month a
reign of terror prevailed in that section
on account of the acta of band of thug,
which rode up and down the railroad
When Welch waa robbed and shot to
death on a freight train, it wa with
difficulty tho people wr restrained
from lynching the men, who committed
Helena, Nov. 17, Tho Supreme Court
today held tho state anti-trust law to
bo unconstitutional in the case against
Cudahy and other Chicago packers. Tho
court declares the law to be faulty be-
eau it exempted from it's provisions
the agricultural, horticultural and the
' LAND FRAUD CASES SET. '
Waahington, Nov. 17. Judge Wright,
in the criminal court today, set Novem
ber 24th as the data of argument of the
demurrer in the eaee of Benson, nyde,
Dimond and Schneider, charged with
conspiracy to defraud tho Government
in connection with the publio ln s.
SOCIALISTS ALONE DETERMINED TO CONTINUE
Three Days' EfforIs But a Mere Pin Prick In
the Hyde of the Crafty Fox,
Witte, They Declare.
FINAL EFF0JT TO MAKE ST.
Utterly Reckless Spirit Manifested by the
vulaion and Law and Order Societies
of Witto and Hia Policy Unless All
Be Lost and tho Country Plunged in
4 ADVISE THE SAILORS AND SOLDIERS TO STRIKE. o
0) St Petersburg, Nov. 17. The Workmen's Organization haued an appeal 4
0) to the soldier and sailors, advising them to array themselves on the aide 4
of the people. It telle them to strike
4 imposed on ih'm, and urges them not to listen to the word of command, 4
4 railing on them to put down tho workmen's movement "Let . not one 4
4 shot," it soya, "be fired by yon against the people," and concludes "down
4 with your bloodthiraty commander. Long Mvt tha free government and"'
4 free people." 4
St. Petersburg, Ssturdsy, Nor. 18.
Although according to surface indica
tions yesterday,' the outlook for the
speedy ending of the strike waa gloomy,
revelations at the meeting last night,
of the conticil of the workmen's dele
gates showed thst a large portion of the
workmen are breaking loose from con
Leadi'1 aro) (anxious) tf retfuAi to
work and the plebiscite which will be
taken today, in the varioua factories,
will probably result in a deciaion to
abandon the strike Monday. At a meet
ing of tha council, last night, delegate
after delegate, from the different
factories, reported that workmen under
the influnce of the ultimatum isnued by
their employers, announcing the factor
ies would bo shut down indefinitely un
less work waa resumed Monday, ond
with pleading wive and conservative
workmen ringing in their ears, were de
manding that the strike be ended.
"Tho Crafty Fox, Witto"
This precipitated a hotly contested
debste between the Modcrat, who con
tended that the atrike waa a strategic
al movement, and tliat it would be a
graver error in tactics to attempt to
force tho men to remain in line, and
the "last ditch" faction, especially un
atttched delegates and members of the
council by virtue of their membership
in the Socialiatio organization.
One. fiery spesker thundered hia de
nunciation of those who wbdied to dis
continue the atrike.
"Even if wo cannot continue the
strike until the purposes for which it
was called are attained" said he, "let ua
not abandon it without first inflicting
a rest blow on the Government Three
days of atrike la a mere pin prick In
tine hide of the crafty fox, Witte, and
his followers, so let us Veep it up for
HEARST BREAKS RECORD
FOR CAMPAIGN EXPENSES
Albsnj N. Y., Nov. 17.-William R.
Hearst, cUididate for mayor of Nrw
York on tho Municial Ownership ticket,
certified to' the Secretary of State' today
that hia total onpaign expenses were
$05,843. This breaks ths record for such
I expenses, which wss formerly held by
PETERSBURG A DEAD CITY
"Rods' Has Canoed A Natural fte
Aro Being Organised for tho Support
Unite to Aid tho Premier, All Win
Boplna Bloodshed, They Declare.
and refuse to perform ho duties 4
a fortnlghC Men in other factories
are daily joining us, our delegates are
closing tho pharmacies; and the railroad
tieup is complete."
Workmen to Decide.
After a long discussion the motion
to call off the strika was rejected and
it waa decided to call meetings of the
workmen in the factories today, for tho
purpose of laying the aituation before
them and then abide by their decision.
The leaders, however, aro determined
to not permit tho strikw to die out with
out a final and elaborate demonstration
of power, to render St Petersburg a
It waa decided to Dead every energy
to close every store, market and office,
beginning at 11 o'clock this morning, and
stop all street car traffic so as to bring
life in the Russian capital to a stand
still. The atoppage of the electric light
plants, which the Government had auc
ceeded in getting in partial operation,
haa been entrusted to electrical work
ers who are empowered to use all means
for injuring the machinery, even to the
extent of destroying the plants.
It waa also decided to mass 3000 men
in front of etch prison where delegates
who have been arrested, aro detained,
and hold thin there until they are lib
erated. Reekie ssneaa Causes Revulsion,
A strike haa broken out in a section
of , tho Southwestern Railway, between
Tsaritain and Varonesch, ia the lower
Volga region, but the demands aro for
shorter hours and higher pay and haa no
connection with tho political aims of the
St Petersburg strikers.' News from Mos
cow waa oven leaa encouraging to the
Tho utterly reckless spirit manifested
by tho "Reds" who engineered tho pres-
Governor niggins, who spent during the
I last state campaign $22,000. Mr. Hearst
'ssys that he. contributed all but $17,488
of tbo $80,206 which waa spent by the
finance eommittea of the Municipal
Ownership League for the benefit of all
the candidates on tho ticket
SHIPS OFFICIALS REFUSE TO
0 Kan Dfrgo, Cal., Nov. 17.
The Mteamer California of the
O) American Hawaiian line, arrived
here yesterday, sixty-four daya
out from New York. It waa
0) learned that shortly after tha
4 steamer left New York, on
0) member of the crew was killed
0) and four others were badly
0) aralded through be bunting of a
0 water tube on one of the boil
O) era, but officers and crew will
not diitcuas the sffsir and the
4 nsme of the dead and injured
0) have not been given out The
0) injured in a hiapital.
ent strike J producing a natural revul
sion of feeling, shared by all flw of
A new "law 4nd order" parly, recent
ly organized at St. Petersburg, Moscow,
the Baltic provinces of Astrakhan, Sim
eropot and else where, whoso platform
is the rallying of conaervative forces
for the purpose of attaining the long
expected liberties, through cooperation
with Witte, is preaching that ail is lost,
and the country will be plunged into
htipnlesa bloodxhed unlcaa the forces
of law and order unite to aid the pre
The exodus of foreign residents con
tinues, but the cost of passage to Stet
tin, which ordinarily is $12, is now $100)
(Continued oa paga 8.)
SAN 1 DIM FIGHT
But Americans Do Not Care to Wit
ness Spectacle Again
MEN SICKEN, WOMEN FAINT
Delegatoa to Mining Congress, from
Every Section of tha United States,
Witness Two Matadors Gored and
. Carried Bleeding from tho Field.
Chicago, Nov. 17. A dispatch from El
Paso, Tex., says that at tho bull fight
at Ctudad Jus rex yesterday, given for
the American Mining Congress, there
was a panic when Felix Robert, the
French matador, who claims to be the
only matador of that nationality, waa
tossed in tho air and carried from the
arena bruised and bleeding.
Later the same bull, a ferocious beast
from tha ranch of General Luis Terras,
Governor of Chihuahua, made a run and
plunged its long sharp horns through
Matador Francisco Alone lo Piquero,
tossing him into ttu air first Uen
dragging him about the ring, blood
streaming from the man's body.
The spectators sickened at the sight
and women fainted and screamed to be
carried out The arena was packed
with Americans from every section of
tho United States, few of whom had
ever aeen a bull fight, and for a time
the situation was seriouA
Many rushed from the sickening
sight in horror, while tho women in
many instances were carried out un
conscious. Order waa finally restored, but most
of the Americans left, deciding that
they had already seen enough of the
Mexican and Banish national sport, al
though this was only tho second bull
up for slaughter, out of the four mark
ed for the matador'a sword.
Busy Day at Mining Congress,
El Paso, Nov. 17. Today waa a busy
one in tha mining congress convention.
Secretary Cnlbreath'a report waa read,
amendments to tho by-la we were ad
opted and much other work of import
ance cleared up. Tha next place of
meeting will be anounced Saturday and
will probably be Phoenix.
KINGDOM FOR CHARLES.
Chris tit na, Nov. 17. The final result
of the Plebiscite shown that 200,000
votes were cast ia favor of Charles.
TRY TO HOLD
Stenographer Threatens to
Expose His Letters, :
ONLY $40,000 WANTED
Armour Promptly lefwe Dt
mand and the Blackmailer
PACKER EXPRESSES NO FEAR
Latest Phase of tho Beef Trust Scand
al When William S. McSwaia Threat
ens to Turn Armour's Letters Over to
Offldala, if Demands Are Not Met
Chicago, Nov. 17. Wiliam S. Mc
Swain and Wiliam Cole, hia brother-ia-law,
were arrested today on a charge
of attempting to blackmail J. Ogden
Armour and other members of tha firm
4--Araios 4V Owpasy, far $40j000 ia
connection with tha beef trust investi
gation, by the use of letters which it ia
alleged they stele from tho flies of the .
McSwain waa formerly a stenograph
er for Armour t Company, and in that
way had access to a part of tha mail
of tho company. Three weeka ago, it!
ia alleged, he approached Armour and
threatened to turn the letters over to
tho Federal authorities, unless Armour
paid him $40,000.
Armour refused to entertain tha pro
position and McSwaini in ia alleged,
made similar demands on other officials
of the company. Officials of Armour A
Company express no fear that tha let
ten could be used against them.'
HIGH TIDES AT VENICE.
New York, Nov. 17. A cable dis
patch says that abnormally high tidea
are prevailing here. During tho last
two days they have raised tha water
level to ouch a degree that tho piaxsa
San Marco is partially inundated, cut
ting off acceaa to this church- Tha
water is so high that steamboats can
not pasa under the bridges. Traffic haa
been suspended in tho low lying parts of
ita city, which at now under water,
High w ind, with rain has contributed to
the existing conditions.
YANKEES ATTACK ENGILSH FLAG
New York, Nov. 17. An attempt to
haul down the British flag from th
flagship Drake was made by longshore
The flag attacked was not on the ship,
but floated over the dock, in honor of
the British guests.
"LEAD KINDLY LIGHT," UNFIT.
AS A SONG.
Chicago, Nov. 17. "Lead,
Kindly Light," President McKin-
ley's favoirte hymn, waa jester-
day declared to be unfit aa a
song of praise and worship of
4 God, by Rav. W. A. Patterson
of Princeton, Ini, ia an address 4
0 at tha United Presbyterian
Psalmody Convention. Rev. Pat-
O) tersoa criticised tho song when 4
used as a church hymn in the 4
4 worshipping: of God and offered 4,
aa a .substitute tho Forty-tUrd '0
Psalm. . B
4 . "The song, "Lead, Kindly 4
Light,"' ho aaid, may mean any.
4 thing that any maa chooses to
make it mean, bo he Christian,
athsi or Buddhist" .