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.'COVINS TNI MORNINa fllLO ON THI LOWIft COLUMBIA
VOLUME LX NO. 23G
ASTORIA. OREGON, TUESDAY, JANUARY 16. 1906
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Panama Freight Congest
ion Blamed on S. P.
ES ARE LOADED
x Mail Steamships Refuse lo
! j r-
virry uooos rrom rrom
GOVERNMENT MAY RETALIATE
Swill Members of lb Appropriation!
CeauuttM Suggeet That the United
Stat Threaten to Cat Of Mail Cob
trarfe With tat Company.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 13. - The
charge bjr Secretary Taft and Chief
Kngtneer (Havana of Ilia Isthmian
"al Commlseioa that th Southern
Pacific Railway ia responsible fur th
freight congestion rm tha 1 .thorn of
Panama formed th mint Interesting
developing! la tha four hour' hearing
(day aa canal affair bafura a defic
iency subcommittee of tha House com
mittee oa appruprlatkma.
Tha Southern Pacific Railway tym
pany control tha Pacific Mall Steam
hip Company, acrniding to alaleuieiits
f tha Secretary of War ami Steven,
who aayi that since tha abrogation of
lh freight agreement between tha
Panama Railroad and tha alramhlp
company, tha latter ha horn dilatory
In calling for Kan Francisco frri(lit on
tha et .lilr of tha l.thmti. It is
charged that sbemer frequently re
fuse to atop to taka on fr-iflit and
even leave port with only a partial
cargo, while greet qiianlitira of frriyltt
lia un tha wharvrs.
It wa suggested by several members
if tha appropriation committer, that
tha Pacific Stall Steamship Coniany
might ha Induced to act mora promptly
If tha I'nitad Stales thrratrn to rut
lT their mail contract with tha com-j-ny.
Canaral Dabata oa Philippine Tariff
' Bill 'a Concluded.
WAMIIXtlTOX. Jan. 13. Tha) gen
rral ileliat on tlir riiilippinr tariff bill
wa coni'iiidcil in the llour today, Tlir
bill will ba taken up for aiiirinlnirtit
tinder the five-minute rule tomorrow
and put on pe either tomorrow or
next day. I'rrmliiig tha diliata tha
. titatrhood fight nmda it't pern-e I
on tlir floor for tlir flrit time in, tlir
form of a permnal explanation by
Jkhroek, if 'lm-onin, credited with
U-ing the leader of the opHinrnt of
the joint Statehood force. IlnlR-ihk
denied hi coiiikc In oppoltion to the
liill wa dictated by any feeling of
revrngr het-iUM ha wa not made chair
man of tha appropriation, committee,
) lie alo took orion to tata hi posi
tion in favor of tariff revUlon. Tariff
1lk were made during tha day by
HARVARD ABOLISHES THE
BOSTON, Jan. IS. Football ha been
Lhollnhed at Harvard nendlna reform
(in th. gam. that will be acceptable to ,
the board of overeeer. according to an
official announcement today from the
university. The diacontlnuanoe of the
ame ia the reult of a rote taken la.t
ls-ariumil. of Missouri, and Krllhrr, of
Massachusetts, who spoke particularly
with reference to tha nrwl. of that
lata. HpTM-hra for tha pending bill
wrrr ntada by Perkrr, of Xrw Jcrey,
I a ml), of Virginia. Bennett, of New
York and rUadrll, of Texas, 1 Tha
peaking against tha maaura Included
tlorM, of (Hiin, Darls, of Mianraota,
Tlmlall. of Missouri, and Caaipball. of
Ohio. Tha debate waa closed by aa
antrndrd prrrh by llootrl of Illinola,
In fvvor of tha bill.
WANTED TOR ESf BEZZLESfEHT.
IlKIJ.IMillAM. Jan. !3.CIarla A.
(Iianilirr. a former bookkarprr for tha
II. I. Jrnkln Mill Company, at ItUina.
who diapprarat at Darrmbrr la auck
a way that frara wra anlrtUinrd laat
ha had mrt foul play, la waatrd by
tha Still on a rharga of ambrnlrmant
of 7. '
EVIDENCE Of WBECK.
TtTl'ILA. Htmtm, via San Francio.
.Ian, 13. A portion of tha hatch of a
larga val marked "S. L I." waa
ahrd up at tha walarn and of Tu
tuila Drcrnibrr BTth lat. Tha two iron
riu Ixdta wara fr of rut or corro
Ion In th aalt watar.
COTIIA. Jan. 13.-TI auit for di
vorra wa aouglit by rrinra lhilip of
Saar-Coburg and (loth agalnt hi.
lf. rincaiHi LouUa, tha aklmt daugh
Ur of King Iaopold. of Belgium, which
ha bran Mora tha court for many
mouths waa concluded today when tha
Jlvon-a court rrndrrad a dacMon pro
tiding for an alxtoluta divorra.
Hembree Killed His Wife and
CHOPPED THEIR HEADS OFF
Diacovary Madt That 'Show Bom
braa PI rat EUUd Wift and Daoghtar,
Than Chop?ad Off Raada tad Bursal
tha Houat Down.
TILLAMOOK. Jan, 13.-Anothrr dl-
covery wa made in connection with
the mytrrioui death of Mr. Ilrmbree
and daughter, whoaa charred bodiea
were found in the ruina of their home
at Sand lke. Supk-ion that o mall
a houe a that in which the family
llvrd could hardly give auflleient heat
in burning a to entirely Incinerate a
human body, led to further liivreti
gation with the reult what I I
lirvrd are the kulU of women were
found in the chert Iron atove in the
Ifcmliree houa when it burnrd down.
Ilcmhrre, the huland and father, I
arretted in ronim-tion with the nip-
pmed murder, and l now in the Yam
hill county jail whence he wa taken
after waiving examination in t hies
county, to prevent a pille attempt
at aumuiary vengeance, on the part of
the neighbor, who flrmly believe tha
prisoner committed tha crime, to con
cent the fact that he had maltreated
hi daughter. The dicovtry of hu
man kulla in the tova eeem eonrlu
ive eviilence that the women were
Aral murdered, thrir hrada chopped
from thrir bmlir and aftarwarda the
hou.e wa act on fiia.
week at aerret meeting of the board
vereer when it wa drchled mat
would not be permitted until the rule
(nd rutlone are ao changed and
amended to remove what the over.
aeer regarded a evlla in the preaent
Landslide for Liberal Party
UNIONISTS ARE ROUTED
Liberals and Laborites Secure
62 Seats. Unionists Get
BALFOUR IS ALSO DEFEATED
Praaldaot of Local Government ia Bal
four Caeiaat Dafaatad ia Laada by
Big Majority Raw Parliament Will
Ba Almoat All Libarala.
lOM)X, Jan. 13. -The Liberal
tand'lida continue. Out 'of aeventy
aix contaaU today tha Lllierala and
Uhorita together aecurad eixty-tao
rata. The Ulwral gain today abow
a urprting total of forty-two while
tha lnJonite gained owly one area.
Two former cabinet official went down
before the ator niof Liberal eentiment.
Gerald Balfour, prrahlent of the local
government In tha Balfour cabinet, wa
defratrd in Leeda by majority of
1C9 and Walter Hume Long, former
chief arrretary for Ira-land lot hi
eat for South Briatol while Augutlne
Brrrrl, preidrnt of the board .of edu
cation wa defeated by the . I'uinnUt
candidate at North BrUtol.
liord Hugh Cecil, leader of tha ran
aervativa free trader, waa defeated at
Ureenwk-h, and T. Gibaon Bowie, the
I'nloni.t man for free trade, lot at
Kinga Linn, both being oppoaed by
Akla from the overwhelming gain
by Libera la throughout the country,
imnynoe majoritie aecured in the
turnover are ranea of eiirpriree to
Tha Labor candidate are ahowing
remarkable atrength, the total gaina of
the Labor party today bring erven, not
Including W. Thome, who at West
ham drrfeted the I'nionM candidate.
Sir J. 0. Hutting by a majority of
The compoaition of tlia nrw Parlia
ment lip to the present la a follow:
Lllirral 03. l'niouita 31. Uboritr 17.
Nationalise 18, Soria)it 1.
ARRIVE IN FRISCO.
Oregon Exceraloniati Lal ia Saa
RAX FRAXCTSOa Jan. 11-Th
ieclal train carrying W reprcenta-
live men of Oregon, with thrir wive
and dauglitrra, arrived in thi city to
nlulit, Tha viior are member of
the Portland Commercial Club, rrpre-
aentativea of newspaper and variou
other entcrprloe. 0ivernor Chamber
lain ia at the head of the excunion
party. After arranging their quartera
at the hotel, the Oregonlana went
aight-aeelng ia Chinatown tonight.
Convicted Murderer Gets Another Stay
ALBANY. Jan. 13. Albert T. Pat-
rkk. the Kaw Yorlc; lawyerconvicted
and awaiting execution at Sing Sing
prlnoa neat week for th murder of
William Mareh Rice la New York City
In September. 1000, waa reprieved thl
afternoon by Governor Hlggina until
March 10th, a apace of fifty ai daya.
The reprieve waa granted for the pur
pose of giving Patrick' eounacl time
to bring before the trial court, alleged
newly discovered evidence.
Senate Dlectiseee U. 8. Interference ia
WASHINGTON, Jan. I3.-Srnator
Baron today eucceedrd in arcuring aa
open diaciuwion of the Moroccan ue
tton by the Senate. Tbl ecu It wa.
acromplUhrd by 'introduring reaola
tion making declaration againat in
terferem oa the part of the United
Statee In any roatrevemy among En
ropean nation eoocerning thrir inter
nal affaire. The broad aropa of the
revolution relievrd it from the point of
order made oa tha Moroecaa resolution
and aot withstanding that llama refer
red freely to the Morocco eonfeteaee
no effort waa made to put him off. Ha
pole at Irngtb ia opposition to the
policy of interference la Kuropeaa in
ternal complication, pointing out the
poMibility of diraatrou tnequem;ea.
During the rourna of the debate Hale
took oocai oa to exprea ia frank and
emphatic term, hi diaapproval of the
polUy of partkipating ia the Algeciraa
eonferrace, at the aame time voicing
bit confidence in the ITcideat and Sec
retary of War, a to guide our dele
gatr-e a to prevent any departure from
the non-intervention policy of the
I'nited Slate. Lodge, Spooner, and
Tillman alwi part iciNi ted in tha do-
bate. Bacon' rewdutioa. at bi re
quest waa referred to the committee
ia favor of the bill.
MAJOR GENERAL KILLED.
l'KNZA. Ruwla. Jan. 13. Major
General IJoovikl who waa aaid to ba
under aentrnce of death by a fighting
eel Ion of the Socialist Rcvolutioaariea,
ara killed today. The aeaaeaia eacaped.
Is Bound Over to Circuit Court
TWENTY WITNESSES CALLED
Proaecatioa Seta Forth Strong Array
of Evidence Againat the Accaaed
Murderer of Steuaenberg Defeaa
Off en No Witaeaeae or Teatimoay.
BOISE, Jan. 13. At Caldwell today
Probate Judge Church . committed
Ibrry Orchard oa a charge of having
murdered e-Oovemor Steunenberg,
Ifervmber 30th. The defense offered
no totimnny. The accued maa i ia
jail at Caldwell. Twenty witneaeea in
all, were put on by the atate ia the
preliminary hearing, eleven, Saturday,
and nine today. The moat Important
today waa Andy Johnon, the Boise
officer who talked with Orchard aev
eral tlmee before and after hi arrest.
Ha had a collection of exhibit con
nected with the ce. W. II. Sehem-k
te.titW that Or-hard roomed with him
two week in November and during
that time two atrangera visited him.
Several witncsc told of having teen
Orchard in the vicinity of the houee of
hi victim. Julian Steunetilierg, aon
of the former governor, testified thai
a man, who he identiltcd a Orchard,
cam to him Wednesday before the
murder and asked when hia father
would lie home. He aaid he hd a deal
with hi father for.aome ehecp and
wa anxioua to are him.
The boy told the man hia father
would bo back Friday night. Among
tha wltnesaea waa A. Ballantyne, a
Caldwell buinea man who w Or
chard few minute before 9 on the
evening of the murder. He testified
that Orchard waa In a nerrou atate,
evidently pre -occupied with ao me thing.
Ballantyne ia believed to be the laat
man who aaw Orchard before the ex
plosion. CHEROKEE TOTAL LOSS.
ATLANTIC CITY. X. J- Jan. 13.-
Captain Archibald, hi two matea and
tha life living crewa tonight abandon
ed the ateamer Cherokee. The veaael
will probably be a total W.
Delegates to MoroccanCon
GOOD FEELING SHOWN
National RepresenUtivesAlt Appear
Very Friendly to Each
DUKE ALM0DIVAR PRESIDES
Spaniah Duke Welcome the Delegate
ad Doubtleje Will be Cbeeea to Pro
aide Orer Conference Aaxericaa Dele
gate! Have Arrived oa Scene
AIjGECIRAK, Jan. 13. The opening
of the international conference oa the
Moroecaa reform ha beea definitely
fixed for 3 o'clock tomorrow afternoon.
The Duke of Almodivar, the Spanish
minister of foreign affaire, took tha in
itiative goon after arriving here today,
in arranging plana for beginning the
deliberation. All the delegate ar
rived during the day. It ia expected
the Duke will preside and make a brief
address of welcome, after which doubt
lesa he will be chosen the permanent
The Interesting feature of thi after
noon was the landing of Ambassador
White,- the American delegate, from
the American protected cruiser Gal
veston, and later the arrival of of 8. R.
Gummere, minister to Morocco, and
second American delegate, from Tan
Aa the delegates assemble there is
no outward evidence of tension, but
oa the contrary a notable exchange of
amenities between the German aad
French delegation. There ia, however.
aa undercurrent of eentiment that a
supreme diplomatic struggle ia immi
nent with France and Germany oc
cupying the center and the other pow
ers ranged in varying degrees around
The French count upon Great Britain.
Spain, Italy and Russia, aa sure, and
consider relatione between tha I'nited
State, France and Great Britain as in
suring the support of the American
delegation. On the other hand the
prevailing eentiment is that Germany
can count on Austria, Holland and
Sweden, and perhaps on Denmark, with
Gcrmanv also epecting the United
States to support -some of her conten
tions. KILL THREE.
Lieutenant! of Police Murdered
by Rosaiaa Mob.
RIGA. Livonia, Jan. 13. A band of
revolutionist today fell upon three
lieutenants of police and killed - them
with their revolvers. The assassins es
caped. The lieutenant were returning
from a conference at the palace of the
Roosevelt Is preparing to send Congress
Rasevvlt ia preparing to aend Congress
a message which will favor the lock
dual lie held a conference today with
several members of the Senate commit
tee on Inter-oceanic canals,' including
Senators Kittridge, Knox, Dry den, Hop-
Wind ia Chicago Deae Mack Damage to
CHICACO, Jaa, U.-Tbe aevea-atory
warehouse buibling ia course of eoa
truetion by the Harder Furniture and
Yea Company at the intersection of
Fortieth atreet and Calumet avenue,
partially rollapaed today injuring three) '
workmen, one aerioualy.
A heavy gale waa blowing at the
time. Over 100 mea ia the aggregate,
were at work. The majority of then
were protected by the floor, 'none of
which gave way.
NEW YORK, Jan. 13.-SUortly be
fore 1 o'clock thia morning August
Eddy, rloe friend of the Field family
came from the bedside of Mr. Field,
a ad aaid for the Brt time nnoa Sator
day night the attending phyakUna told
Field' immediate relative they might
retire and rest eay. Thi Is taken to
indicate that the improvement which
commenced early thia evening eon. ,
LOOKING INTO STATUS.
Financial Condition of Defunct
CLEVELAND, Jan. 13 Aceording to
a statement made tonight by H. R.
Neweomb, of the Bankers' Committee
investigating affair of the DrnUoa,
Prior and Company, developments to
day show the grosa liabilities of the
firm to be 000.01)0 not including $L
000,000 ia supposedly forged securities.
The assets of the firm. Kewcotab be
lieves to be about $500,000.
Unknown Three Masted Schooner
on Umpqua Beach.
CRErV IS REPORTED SAVED
Steamer Alliance from Portland Ar
rive at MarahAeld aad ReporU See
ing. ThreaJdaate4 Schooaer ia tha
Breaker oa the Umpqua River Beach
MARSHFTELD, Jaa. IS The ateam
er Alliance from Portland, at S o'clock
this morning, reports a three-masted
schooner ashore about eighteen miles
above the Umpqua River light. It waa
upright and inside the breaker which
were washing over her. The crew were
evidently saved, as there was a camp
or what looked like one oa the beach
above the wreck. It waa too rough for
the Alliance to learn the name of the
schooner and a there ia no telegraph
line it may be two days before the
name and particulars ran be learned.
She is apparently light as ao deck load
or wreckage waa aeen.
The ateamer Ascunsion, Captain
Brklgrtt, which arrived in Portland
today from San Francisco reports ser
ine a three-mased schooner answering
the description of the eraft wrecked,
at the mouth of the Umpqua, standing
off the mouth of that river on Friday
last. At that time the eraft waa hove
to, as if waiting aa opportunity to
cross in, but shewed no indicatioaa of
being in distress.
kin and Ankeny.
The message of the President will
favor a lock canal oa the ground 'of
it being ia the interests of the present
generation and not for posterity and
it ran be built at less coat of time