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THE MORNING ASTORIAN. ASTORIA. OREGON.
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De Ben Company Loses R
DETECTIVES IN THE PLOT
Secent Trial of a Buyer ia Cp Town
Bring to tight Many Shady Dealt
Wemea Help to Steal the Gemt De
Been Loeet About $100,000 Month.
; CAPE TOWN, Jsn. 28. All of th
Storiet of diamond smuggling and di:
mood thieving have Wn revived by re
cent draaiatie event which have oecur
d right her ia South Africa. Not long
go Captain Jenner, chief f the detec
tive department at Kimberley, wrote to ;
one. of hit subordinate, a nun named'
Pamant, asking him to explain certain'
diamond transactions in which he had
been involved. Damant'a answer was
iuWide. And in South Africa auicide in
thi particular i considered the equiva- j
lent of confession.
But this tragic event wat one of the,
main factor in bringing about a re-
w.rl.kL illicit dimnoiu bUTlUff trial
which has just been concluded at the
criminal session. The amount involv
ed wa the largest on record, something
like $180,000, and extraordinary interest
attached to the trial owing to. the high
aoeial position of the accused, one David i
McGilL Mr. McGill, who ia a well known (
diamond buyer at Kimberley, wa ae-
euaed of purchasing diamonds from a
teller who had no diamonds to tell..
The law penalties such a transaction,;
because, generally speaking, a person
who ,daJi in diamonds without a li
cense, must have acquired, the stones
in an iliejritunate way, eiiwr nMuK
tolen them himself or purchased them
from the actual thief.
Ia aa Oiianiied Gang.
At present the De Beers Company!
estimates that they are losing nearly
$2,000,000 anually owing to the clever
tactics of an organird gang of I. B. B.'a
(illicit diamond buyer), but in the Mc
Gill case the teller of the diamond was
Damant. And the moat remarkable
thing about it waa that Dement wa
the late head clerk In the RimberWy
detective department. But aa the de
partment in the course of it duties
naturally acquire a eonMerWe quan
tity of tone which it subsequently
dispooe of, it might new have occur
red to a buyer that the chief clerk was
selling otherwise than in the ordinary
course of departmental routine.
The main question at the trial was
whether Mcfiill knew that Pamant wa
dealing in illicit diamond acquired for
illicit purjK, It w admitted by
the accuse,! that transaction aggregat
ing large sum of money were omitted
from the register, which ha had certi
fied to be correct.
The iurv. after a protracted hearing
of the evidence brought in a verdict of
not guilty" on all of the 147 count
of the charge.
Then it we that a remarkable scene
occurred in court. Sir John Buchanan,
the judge trying the case, had distinctly
tummed up against McOill and he ex
preed his dissent at the verdict in the
at rouges t possible term.
Officer Aided the Thieve.-
But the case did rvult in bringing
to light many remarkable fact in con
nection with the working of the I. Tk B.
act. Dauiant eema to have practically
nsed the whole machinery of hi secret
sen-ice not to stamp out the trade in
illicit diamond buying, but to encour
age, it for the purpose of carrying on a
private traffic on his own account.
Accordins to a statement made by
Colonel H."ri, a De Beer director, in
the course of the trial, IV Beer lose
about $100,000 in atol.-n stone every
mouth. Thia U chiefly due to the opera
tion of a skilful gang with cleverly laid
plan who get the diamond out of the
country by way of Rhodesia and Natal
to Kurope. The gang ia understod to
include women who have the reputa
tion of expert at thia type of robbery.
So great ha been the skill of these
women that not a woman hat been de
tected in connection with thi particu
lar and peculiar form of crime for a
great many year.
X. B. Truth, St. Paul, June SI, "08.
Tve lived so long, I remember well when
the Mississippi wa a brook. My good
health and long life came by taking
Uollister' Rocky Mountain Tea. 55
cent. Frank Hart, druggiet.
YOU'VE JUST THREE MQiE SHOPPING DAYS LEFT THIS
MOUTH, THREE MORE IN WHICH TO PARTICIPATE WITH US IN
The Greatest of All
IF YOU APPRECIATE TR7E VALUES, YOUR OWN SELF IN
TEREST SHOULD PROMPT YOU TO TURN TO US FOR YOUR
THE LAST THREE DAYS ARE GOING TO BE HUMMERS AND
WE WANT EVERY WOMAN WHO HAS SHOPPING TO DO TO GET
FULL BENEFIT OF THE
Don't Delay, Come While
AND REMEMBER THAT NO MtTTER WHAT YOUR PURCHASE IS
YOU WILL GET
ONLY NEW GOODS
THE FOARD 0 STOKES CO.
ASTORIA'S GREATEST STOllE.
Where the New things Make Their Debut.
Newty Nate Front Member f the
Dclegttioa Tonriag California.
Vndef date of January 25th, one of
the Astoriaa party out with, the big
Oregon Development 1-eague excursion.
write thia otllce aa follow from 1-e
'Some of the boys attempted a jke
on the writer of this. In sending you
people that menu from San Joe the
other hy. The rain did follow ua. how
ewr, until we started from Pao Robb.
on Inst Friday morning, showering tin
tokl wealth on the Califomian.
The delegation haa been generoul
entertained here by the Oatinber 4
Commerce of the City of the Angels.
which organisation, by the way, has a
membership of 8000, each of whom pays
the sum of, t-1.00 each and every month.
and all hand in 'good standing'. The
entertainment began on Saturday last
and will continue until Sunday. It
consists of exeurioone over all the prin
cipal route of Interest hereabout, and
to all the famoue beaches. Including
Catalina Isknd, Saa Diego. Pasadena.
Mount Lowe, the Ostrich Farm, the
great Baldwin ranch, end the biggest
of the orange and walnut grove In the
countrr. Many of these are absolutely
fre, with free lunches as at Venice.
free dinner at Green, in Pasadena, the
meat place in this countrr, etc. Other
trip were furnished at special rates.
The beautiful iW garde of palms
and fern on top of the new Hotel Green
at Pasadena waa thrown open for the
epeviat enjoyment of the delegation)
and the Hotel liaymond served a mag
nificent and refreshing lunch to our
hungry host Each trip out of the city
waa accompanied by a committee of
pleasant people from the Chamlier of
Commerce, so nothing wa lt for want
of auggestion and explanation as we
The San Diego trip begin this
morning with a Wy-over until Sunday.
The delegation ia diminishing some
what, aa aom of the member have
been compelled to leave on business
engagement, for home, and elsewhere.
"At Pasadena I inquired for some
Oregon apple and was told that none
had been on that market this year, and
that Importationa thereof had been
made from other district. An inquiry
made in Loa Angele for some Warren
ton minced dams, met the response
that there were none there, but that
there were plenty of llafferty' pack,
from Cray Harbor.
"We have seen large groves of or
ng, but no pUkem yet. Navel are
not jet generally rip and will not be
until February -and March. Seedless
will ripen in April and the r Valencia
later.. Orange that are sent out before
these date are not ripe, in thi nor any
other market, though they may rien,
even on the market. The earliest or
ange come from the interior valleys
"The other great crop here is 'tour
ts and the many way and things
devised to attract him, and derive a
profit from him, cannot be enumerated
in one short letter like this.
"The famous 'liaymond' is open here
for only three months in the year and
the 'Green' for six months, so the re
ceipt must be lmmenc In those short
seasons, to j i'fl the notahl . pioiits
that are claimed for these ho-telrie.."
Regarding the "Rosclan Comic Opera
Comany, which make their original
debut at Fisher " next Friday night, the
Portland Telegram haa thia to ayt
"It the majority of the (ISO and
even $2 musical t tract ion which come
to Portland had aa many good voice
m were found In the Roeclaa Opera
Coniany at the Marquam flraml last
hlk'lit, the public would be thankful for
something beside a collection of beau
tiful scenery. At popular prices, the
Rom-iaa Opera Company give a big
return fr the money. I'nlik the gen
eral run of alleged musical companies.
it really depend on the vocal elTorta of
it member to mak good. And, for
it sine, It give a marvelou quantity
of harmony. F4 Capitan,' the Koua
comic opera, waa used to open the en
gagement last evening, and it served to
introduce on of the beat tenor this
town ha listened to thia aeason. F. W.
Walter possesses thia tenor, and his
clear notes with a high range and dis
tinct delivery of words won for him
several encore every time he had a
solo. Mis Hatel Davenport, who play
ed Kstrelda, exhibited one of the high
est aoprnuoe of the year. In addition
to thi she a hard worker, and did
everything possible to throw ginger into
the entertainment. Claude Asnulen, the
lewling comedian, who had the role of
Kl Capitan, carrle a baso voice with
him and a fund of humor. Milliard
Campbell, a Scramha, Mls Lucia Nol
and Miss KM George are the other so-ku-ta.
With but a single exception,
they have tronger voice and more
musical than those heard In any other
given show of tha season."
Seat sale open at IWfler's Thurs
"Before we can sytnpethlte with oth
er, we must hava Buffered ouraelvea."
No one can realite the suffering attend
ant upon an atack of the grip, unles he
ha had the actual experience. There
Is probably no disease that causes o
muck physical and mental agony, or
which to successfully defle medical aid.
All danger from the grip, however, may
be avoided by th prompt use of
Chamberlain' Cough Remedy. Among
the ten of thousand who have used
thia remedy, not one case ha ever been
reported that ha resulted In pneumonia
or that bat not recovered. For ! by
Frank Hart, and leading druggiita.
FLOTSAM AND JETSAM.
It Is reoorfrd that the steamer T.
J. Potter and Hassalo will practically
cltange place on or alxnit the first of
the cominB month. The Ilussalo, rec
equipped, refurnished and freshened up,
from tem to stern, cowg into com
mission on the Potter' Astocti-Port-land
run and the big ami handiome side
whe. ler retiring to the ship yard for a
Uinrouim bverhaulmg preparatory w
her summer busines a a coast excur
sion boat. (Her overhauling to Include
tl, n.intini? of hei funnel). Her official
staff will pass to th Haasalo for
vice, the crew included.
Tha steamer Cr.arina came down from
Portland at 11 o'clock yesterday morn
ing. She went to the bar, but things
wer a shade too rough for her. She
will get out for San Francisco at the
first possible moment.
Th Oklohama went back to Port
land vesterdav morning with the three
m.nt.il schooner Alice .MclKmaia ami
the Italian hlp Margherita, on her tow
tv, j.mLin Columbia is due In
thi morning from the Golden Gate.
The tamer Noyo wa the only ar
rival in over the bar yesterday.
Men are judged by tha company they
kswn hut It Isn't aa easv to sir up a
"r - -w - t
woman by her hat Judge her by the
amount of Holliter'a Rocky Mountain
Tea b take. SS cent, Tea of Tablet.
Frank Hart, oruggisu
A WORD TO THE WISE IS
Only a Few
Left of the
ONE OPPORTUNITY IN it
MONTHS TO BUY THE NE
CESSITIES AT A io PER CENT
SHEETING, MUSLINS, CALI
COES, DRESS GOODS.
ALL SEASONABLE GOODS
LIEE CLOAKS, HATS, MISSES'
DRESSES AND OTHER OUTER
GARMENTS SOLD AT COST
WI HAVE A FEW EXCEL
LENT BARGAINS LEFT IN
SUITS AND CLOAKS.
tTTrneiTAwa P vnTTnTTnNH v.
Of all Great Sales
going on Nun
Look at our Window and
tSSS $4-65 Suits
P. A. STOKES
BEDUOTIONS REDUCTIONS w
REDUCTIONS REDUCTIONS m
DR. EARLE'S RELIEF.
Dr. IWylisa T. Fjirle, federal health
olllcer at this port, deoartt on Satur
day el, on his four month's furkmgh.
anil every friend he haa In Uiis section
of the orld hop a he may' enjoy every
moment i.f his outing and return to hi"
post and dutie. refrche-l and re In
vigorated for another en of pl
ir..rk. Dr. Frt reretrea a nP'n.
yest't.lay, from Dr. Kramis II. M.Keori.
of New trleans, v. ho ! Itovr lu 'an
Francisco, and v. ho v. ill arrive in As
torla this week In time to relieve Dr.
Karle. and will take full charge during
U. Utt.r's absence. lr. M.Keon i"
.n ..Utsnt siintenn ill the Public Health
and Marine Hospital service or uie
government end a gentleman of culture,
professionally and socially.
"UNDER TWO FLAGS.
The (iiamk Army xt, bcre, and ll
fri.nds Intend, at an curly dny, to pre-
ent. In kmxI style, th popular drama,
I'micr Two Flag", for the lwneflt of
the t. It will lie a at rung attraction
and will, undoubtedly, he thoroughly
Our Desire is to
for that la the vital part of busing.
Buy of ut and you will buy right.
Wa quote you our dependable M.xbe
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SOME FLUES AFIRE.
At I o'clock ve-t I'loy morniiiK still
alarm was turned in to the (lie depart
ment, via the chief s ollii, from tin
lioine of Mrs. (irant at No. 614 Com
mercial street, which wa answered by
(lii-f Foster in person, the presence of
the engine not tienig re.inrei, as n
was but a flue burning out, snil easily
subdued. At 10 o'clock a. m. another-
call wa sent in from I nioutown, for a
One lire in one of the email homes south
of and opposite the Elmore cannery.
A in the former case, o In tin one,
no damage, save some scorched wood
work, was auffered.
CHANGE OF TIME
The Baltimore 4 Ohia Ralhoto
Cotnmenclnff Sunday, Notmber 19.
(r.t. Xn- 8. tha Roval Blue Ltmited, will
leave Ortnd Ontxal passenger ttation,
Chicago at p. m. Instead of HOT p. m.
and will arrive in Tlttaburg at oi3S a.
Waahlngtoa at 4:40 p. m., Baltimore
8:60 B. m. Philadelphia, 8:19 p. m. New
York 10:40 p. m. th tame aa with the
old schedule, thus reducing the tlmt
one hour and thirty minutes. No exeeet
fare will be charged on thia fast limited
train. All other train will arrive and
depart the tame aa formerly. 8tp-over
la allowed at Washington, Baltimore and
Philadelphia, not to exceed ten dayt, at
each place, on all first -el as through
A Jamaican Lady Speakt Highly of
Chamberlain' Cough Remedy.
Mr. Michiel Hart, wife of the super
intendent of Cart Service at Kingston,
Jamaica, West Indici Island, ssy that
he hat for tome year used Chamber
lain' Cough Remedy for (ought, croup
and whooping cough and hat found it
very beneficial She hit implicit con
fidence In it and would not be without
a bottle of it In her home. Sold by
Frank Hart, and leading druggist.
REDUCE FREIGHT RATES.
SAX FRANCISCO, Jan. 8.-A;
result of a conference of the rpresenta- r
tiveb of tha Armour Car Line and
the Santa Fe Refrigerator Line a re
duction of $10 a car to Chicago and
117.60 a car to New York waa mada on
Arldou freight. Th compact con
tain a clause prohibiting rebate.
The Morning Aitorlan, Mo a month I trading druggUtt.
How to Prevent Bllioni Attack.
Ona who la tubject to blllout attack
will notice that for a day or mora be
fore the attack he i not hungry at
meal timet and feelt dull after eating.
A dote of Chamberlain'! Stomach and
Mver TableU'whea these first tymp
omt appear will ward of the attack.
fhey art for tale by Frank Hart and