Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930 | View Entire Issue (March 20, 1906)
VOLUME LX NO. 2H!
IBTBNt IS tlP IN
Slllilll OIL INII1III1
Missouri Ouster Suit Against Standard Oil Continues
in St. Louis Developing Very Important Testi
mony in Regard to Operations.
TESTIMONY BRINGS TO LIGHT THAT THE REPUBLIC OIL COMPANY
STOCK IS HELD BY STANDARD OIL CREATURES, AS ALSO
THE STOCK OK THE WAT ERS PIERCE COMPANY IN
DEPENDENTS BOUGHT OIL FROM STANDARD.
ST. ltl'IS, March III Tin- healing in
I ho Mi-owmri ouUr unit against the
Mnniliiil Oil, Hi Republic mul thi
Wairrir I'iri'T Oil companies wan re
mimed today. Tectinmny w beard
from W. T. MiKrr, tij 'if the
Republic Company, C. M. Adams, mc
rotary of the W litem Pierce Company,
and 11. C. I'irnv, (miner president id
tin- liitter company. 'Hie testimony
mutinied tip i an Inllnnn:
III.' Mock nf Hie Republic Oil Colli
Jul II V i lield liy individual for the
Stiind Oil I'liinpiiny.
Flunk Will-mi, ,isi"tunt secretary In
W. (I Rockefeller, and president nf lie'
Standard Oil. i a 1 1 I m 1 1 1 i t - loi kholdci .
WINS BILLIARD CHAMPIONSHIP.
( lilt Alio, March 10, F.d waul Gard
ner, ii 'iiMiiie, N, .1., wnn the amateur
billiard championship nf A lien tonight
v-r ' I'. l'nggciibuig, "I "'k,
by a score (if IltHi tn :'. Gardner went
1 lilf iif1i the entire live games ,,f
i linmpioii-liip I ii 1 1 n ii ii i ii 1 x it limit being
IN PACKERS CASE
Attorney General Moody Makes
GOVERNMENT AFTER PEOPLF
Moody Says That Government Docs Not
Seek to Punish Corporation, But
Living, Breathing, Human Be
ings, Who Did Wrong.
CIIK'ACO, March III. Attorney -On-
mul Moody commenced Ihe fluxing ar
gument in lifhall' of the government to
day in the puckers' ciikc. The court
room was packed with local attorney
DESPERATE FIGHT WITH
TWO OF WICKLIFFE TRIO
SI'lUNdFM'XD, Mo., March 10. Two
men who were at first believed mem
bers of the WieklilTe trio of Cherokee
outlaws who have been chased in Indian
Territory came to Springfield today, j
One of the men Kiirrendereil to tlie police
lifter 11 desperate struggle. The other,
tried to shoot Ollieer Wilbcrly and was j
AMOOIATSO PBt REPORT
OWNED BY STANDARD
The Water litre Oil Company
taught oil from tft Standard's refiner
In payment fm the nil Ixmglit by the
Uliti'i I'ieree I'nmpuny from the At
In nl ic refineries in Philadelphia, an al
Icp'd indepi'tideiit concern, chickK himtr
1'iui have heen ent tn (! Briiudwav,
S". Y., the hindipiarter of Ihe Standard
The took in the Wntd I'ii rcp CViin
puny i held hy M. M. Van Hiiith, ii
nephew' nf John Archnhl, an oflieial of
I lie Slamhml Oil.
Chnrle- M. AdnniH l-iled 'Jl'i llinad
way In (lieii"H the nfTiiir of the Watern
I'len e c puny w it li (he Standard'
.iuiniih to hear the lit tol ncy (?iiTill'rt
ai (.iiiiieiil . Moody declared the povern
ineiil ton much in eainet in the
pie-cni la-en lo piiinie. ii h the pucker'
attorney intimated, the Kenelc'. crea
tion nf l,i u lie dci'lared if vrnii; had
I n eiiininillcd the on eriimcnt va
kin' piiiii-hmenl . not of Ihe coiiora-
linn, Inn nf the living. In eat hinj;, hnniaii
licin", who committed the wronjr. The
ynv ciniiienl and Ihe people, he naid,
vimilil he -ali-lled with nnlhinj; leu.
He declared his appeiinince in the court
was unusual ami nlmnst unprecedented,
lull the law pive him (he rijjht to Bp
pen r and he liclicved it hi duty tn ap
pear. In jiiHtillcatinn nf his net inn he
said Hint it would lie found that not
only in inipnrlaiice, was the present
case, luil in Ihe fact (hat if immunity
shnuld he conferred upon the defendants
on the grounds of which (hey claimed,
it would have overthrown the legal in
Icrppvn! ions of the oveinment for at
iiiot Iwenly live years and would es
pecially cripple (he iroverntnen! in il nt
lcmits to enforce the law of the land.
CANON CITY, March 1!. Coroner
Stephenson today stinted an investiga
tion of the Denver and I'in (irande wreck
nt Adobe. Several witnesses were ex
amined. Operator Lively of Swallow,
who is said to be responsible for the
collision, was Hot present.
shot and killed by thai, ollieer. Both
men are desperate characlers, They are
not known here and had been in Spring- '
geld but a short time when attacked by'
the officers. The prisoner said his name
Wlls jr, ,). Curtis, of Council Bluffs, In., j
nnd said the dead man was ThontnsJ
Murphy of Vinita and (hat they were 1
searching for land. j
ASTORIA. OKKfiONi TUESDAY. MARCH 20 VM
FATA LI. Y SHOT.
Man Accidintly Discharges Revolver
( IIK ACO, Miiri'li 19. Ni'liola Dink
It ir, T. vmi old. w Iiom' home i in ('in
('liimli, lull who has been employed ni
a butler ill Chicago, wn 'hot and fiil j
it II v wounded curly tl:i v while vi-ilin
a young unman, ii 'iK'iil at tin' (iliiri'l
llolcl. .lames filing. !i yctil old, Iho
Irimi ( 'iiirimiiit i. is -ni'l tn fni vi- been
examining 11 rcvnlvi'l ttlllMI it WilH (Jin- ,
charged accidentally, in held by till' (
lire whn ail' making mi inw'st ignt inn.
Ill till' I H III) Ulll'll HllckllllfT tt'UH shot!
Hi re .Mi. II. ( ', M.t 1 1 in. of Cincinnati, j
mill .-mother woman frnm the aine city-j
whose liiuiii' tin' police lmvc Hut nil-
INSTITUTE FOR NEGROES.
American Church Inatitute For Negroes i
To Be Incorporated. ,
NKW VdltK. MaO li 111. The Anieri- '
can Church Institute for N'cj:ine, which!
i In lake nver (he nejrro educational i
work of the Plot. Mailt Kpi'copul I
chilli ll is to lie itieol pnlllteil within a
few day, with llev. Siiiniiel ll. Hinhop,
a j.'eneral xecretary. The incorporation j
will lake phicv under the RU-picei oil
llie niil(l ill lllinsumn vm. j itii-niiiiii.
The Episcopal church at present am- j
trols three hcIiooIh for negroes, Bishop
Payne Divinity School of Petersburg,
Va.; St. Paul's Normal and Industrial
School of Ijiwreneeville, Va., and St
Augtmtine's Aeademy and Normal Stthool
of Raleigh. N. C. As soon an the new
institute i in full operation, other
"chonl will lie founded.
The institule is (tie result of (he agi
tation within th Kpi-enpal church for
increased renliMlizntion nf nil ehnritic.
Footpads Rob Sheriff Who Afterward
Kills One. !
lU'T I K. Match 10. Deputy Sheriff j
Weymaii shot and killed a highwayman j
tonight ntlei he had ho. -it held up and
rnlilicil by two footpads. Weytnnn was
pirn- ling ailing Silver street when he,
was accosted liy two bandit. They went'
through hi pockets, but overlooked a I
revolver in hi hip pocket. A the rob
bers departed Weyiuan whipped out his
gnu and idiot one man. The other es
caped though it i believed he was
Haverhill Manual Training School
PUPILS HAVE NARROW ESCAPE
Lives of More than 150 Boys and Girls
Are Saved by the Coolness of the
Teachers in Charge Professor
Jumps From Second Floor.
IIAVKItllll.l.. Mass., March l!. - Kite
in the Haverhill Manual Training School
ami High school annex tmlay tnipcrtleU
more than I .ill boys and girls, and, al-
llioiih mainly because nf coolness and
generalship of tin
teachers, tin lives
were lost, several pupils were so close
lo the tin mi's that their hair was burned,
ami one girl injured her leg by jumping
from a second story window.
Instructor .lolin Bourne, intent upon
the escape of the children, after they
were all out, found his egress cut off j
and wa compelled to leap from n win
dow on the second floor nf (he training
school, lie was not injured in jumping,
bill previously he had been burned about
the liend and hands.
The training school formerly was a
factory and was n three-story wooden
building whose beams and flooring werv
ready fuel for the fire,
Death Valley Miner Charg
ed With Assault.
WOUNDED HIS BROTHER
Scotty Accused of Ambushing
Scott Party During Last
ACCUSED DENIES THE CHARGE
San Bernardino County Authorities Af
ter Investigation Find That Cow
boy Miner Ambushed His Own
Friends Scott Says Plot.
I .(S AXCKLES, March 19. A special
to the Express from San Bernardino
say warrants have been issued fop the
arrest of Walter Scott, the Cowboy
miner, William Kcyes, and "Shorty"
Smiih charging them with nsault with
a deadly weapon on Dr. Johnson, presi
dent of the National Insurance Co., of
New York; -A. W. St. Clair, Warner
Scott. A. Y. Pearl, J. W. Owen and J. J
llartigan, nil member of the Scott
party nt the time the alleged ambush
occurred in which Warner Scott was ser
iously wounded The warrants are the
results of an investigation by the San
liertiardino county authorities into the
alleged ninbush nt Wingate Pass in
Death Valley, February 2tth when War
ner Scott, Wulter's brother, was serious
ly wounded from an iitiibush.
Charge Trumped Up.
I'OUTI.AXD, March l!).-Walter Scott
stated to the Associated Press tonight
I hat the charge was trumped up by hi
enemies at l.ns Angeles in an attempt- to
defame his character. Scott declares the
ambush was perpetrated by New York
men who staked him previous in his
J discovery of the famous mine, but
I whose money ran out before the mine
I ua- discovered and had refused to
, furnish further funds for exploration.
j When the mine was discovered these
I men wanted lo share and have been
; using evel v means to discover the loca
tion of ids mine n a basis for a suit in
the courts, .lohnson, Scott savs, is a
li(,Mll (- ,js au, js 1()wise t,onm,ele(l
SVV1... ,.;,, ,!l0 ,,..,(,. seotr. ex
presses a willingness to furnish a cash
ll)Ml, ( tll(, . om) .
lo go to San Francisco next
MYSTERY CLEARED UP.
PORTLAND, March 1!). The mvsterv
surrounding the death of .litliits Kuhu a
saloonkeeper recently killed in cold
blood, is believed to be cleared up and
Ihe police are now searching for Paul
Mttsn, a young German, for whom a war
rant has been issued. It is stated the
object of the crime wns robbery and
Ktthn's murderer knew Kuhu had the
sum of $.'1000 on the night of the crime
COVERS THE MORNIN9 FIELD
Slides Carry Away Buildings and Half Hundred
Miners are Without Food Trainload of People
is Blockaded By the Snow.
PROPERTY LOSS WILL
WHILE MEN ARE AT DINNER M0NS TER SLIDE ENGULFS HOUSE NINE
MEN DIG WAY OUT OF SNOW PASSENGER TRAIN SNOW
BOUND AND GREAT HARD SHIPS EXPERIENCED
STORM CAUSES MUCH DAMAGE.
DENVER, March 19. By the loss of twelve lives mar Silverton the
death roll resulting from the great storm in the San Juan mining district
has now increased to at least fifteen.
At the Camp Bird Mine, a few miles from Ouray aud at the Coal Basin
hundr-ds of miners and their families set out this morning and reached,
Ouray in safety coming over mountains on snowsboes.. The mills and
other property estimated in value at $1,000,000, have been swept to de
struction in the deep gulches. On Cumbres Pass, the highest point on a
narrow guage railroad from Durango to Alamosa, a trainload of pas
sengers is marooned, dependent for warmth on the meagre supply of
coal in the engine fender and for food on what the hardy mountaineers
can bring in on snowshoes.
Twelve Swept to Death, j
SILVERTON, Colo., JLirch 19-Twelve
miners employed in the Shenandoah j
mine were caught by a great snowslide j
early today and swept to their death. I
The bodies have not been recovered.
Assistance has been summoned from Sil-j
verton to help dig the victims from be
neath the snow. According to a p-port
from Howardsville the men were killed
by a snowslide which struck the board
ing house at the mine where they were
at dinner. It is reported twenty-one
men were caught in the slide and nine
dug their way out more or less injured.
The Shenandoah mine is located on
WITTE MAY RETIRE
Rumor That Russian Premier Will
REPORTS NOT YET CONFIRMED
It Is Stated That Witte Stated at
Meeting of Council of Empire
That He Will Soon Retire
Heart Trouble is Cause.
SI', I-.IIS1U K(l. March 10. In
high olhcial circles tonight, there is a
rumor that Witte has definitely decided
to retire from the premiership. The
Associated Press is unable to confirm
FRANCE WILL NOT YIELD
ON MOROCCAN POLICE
PARIS, March 19. Officials here say,
France's position is absolute and final'
against placing Casn Blanca under inter-
national command. It is maintained j
this is not a question of detail, but one I
that involves the entire Franco-German j
controversy over the Internationalization
of the police. The changes at various
ON THE LOWE COLUMBIA
PRICE FIVE CENTS
REACH ONE MILLION
King Solomon Mountain nine miles from
Snowfall Heaviest Ever.
1IOLYOKE, Colo., March 19. The
heaviest snowfall ever known in North
east Colorado has fallen since the begin
ning of March. The range is covered
with two feet of snow and the roads
aiv well-nigh impassable. The supply of
food is almost exhausted. Railroad
traffic is irregular, and has been totally
abandoned during the worst of the
storm. The Burlington line from Curtis
to Cheyenne has been covered with
drifts two or six feet deep for several
days .and no attempt will be made to
open the line until the storm ceases.
the rumor, as Witte has gone to bed
and the chancellory was closed when the
representative called shortly after mid
night. From an absolutely authorata
tive source however, it is stated that
Witte at a session of the council of
the empire this afteiiioon made an enig
matical statement interpreted by mem
bers of the council as a virtual decla
ration that his career as premier had
ended and that he would be succeeded
by Privy Councillor Kokovsoff. On ap
parently reliable authority it is said
that Witte experienced a rtither alarm
ing attack of heart trouble a few days
ago and his physicians advised him to
give up work.
ST. IKTKKSI'.l'RC. March 19. Forru-
er Lieutenant Schmidt, who commanded
the vessels of the Black Sea fleet which
mutinied last November, was shot today
nt Otehakoff with three of his sailors.
capitals, nfiicials declare, mean another
vote will show France is supported by
Great Britain, Spain, Portugal and Rus
sia, with Austria doubtful and Italy and
the United States not voting. Current
opinion in official circles is that Ger
many intends to recede from her position.