4Mio.. '0 OOVKR THC MORNING FIELD ON TH LOWEh COLUMBIA!) UlLltHIS FULL AttOOIATIO Ptt NIPOMT VOLUME LX NO. 2!) I ASTORIA. OREGON. THURSDAY.IMARCH 22 190fi PRICE FIVE CENTS JJ l J I B : 1 1 JUDGE Dismisses Indictiment Against Individual Packers But Sustains Charges Against Corporations Tiial of Case Will Be Arranged. PACKERS JUBILANT IMMEDIATELY AFTER THE DECISION PACKERS WHO ARE PRESENT EXCHANGE MUTUAL CONGRATULATIONS OVER THEIR ESCAPE-GOVERNMENT ATTORNEY MOVES AT ONCE TO FIX DATE OF TRIAL. CHICAGO, March 2L-A11 the Ickr indicted by the federal grand jury lait uniiut-r upon charge of conspiracy Id the relraint of trade w.re granted lm uiunity from criminal prowention under the indictment. While the Individual re to go free, the indituen found eitaiu.t the corporation, of which iue of the iudkUd Individual are member and others are employe", are to stand. A decUlou to the above effect wa handed don by Judge Humphrey to day In the United Slate district court. The opinion wa oral ami the judge N.ke for nearly an hour before giving the lightet Indication of what hi ultimate decision would be. He review ed ih" cae at length, and oiled all the eontll tact which had Irf-en brought out and eoncluded a follow: "Under the law in thl cane, tho Im munity plea filed by the defendant will he sustained a to the individual, and denied a to the corporation, the artificial person, and the jury will find in favor of the government a far a the corporation are concerned and againt the government a far a the individual are eoneerned." When hi decision wo announced tho.o of the defendant who were pres ent, among them Mug Kdward Swift and Edward Morri and several of Ar mour' employe, crowded toother nml eommenecd to shake hand in mutual congratulation. The attorneys for the defendants were lo highly pleaded and when the decision wan announced, hast .encd to the jury box to hake hand with the juror. DiHtrict Attorney Mor rison who waa in charge of the case for the government at with bowed head for a abort time after Judge Humphrey had concluded and then walked over to the jury box and also -fbook band with the jurymen. Immediately following the dismissal of the jury, the district, at torney' ked that the case he set for trial and that it commence within two week. Thj wa met with a -toim of protest -from the defendants' lawyer who instated that they would not have time to prepare their case before next fall, owing to the number of witnesses it would be necessary to bring together. Judge Humphrey directed the attorney to agree among themselves on the date and notify him next week. It is ex- SENATE SPENDS DAY IN CONSIDERING RATE BILL WASHINGTON, March 21. -The Sen ate devoted tho enUteilny to a consid eration of the rate, bill? CnV'n pre wilted an ttiiiendnientprohibiling cor porntioiw from coining' under the opera tion of the proposed luw against making campaign contribution and Bailey offer ed his long expected amendment. He HUMPHREY GIVES DECISIO OVER COURT'S RULING pected the total number ol witnesses will number at least ldOO. Tbe packewj attorney declared today their wltoe would number 151 and the government already bai said it will have 100 or more. ' MINISTER INDICTED. PHOKIA, March 21.Kev. Louis Kelly a Baptist minister and patroner of the late Itev. George Simmons In the de funct People's .Savings Dank was In dieted for embeulement today. The in dictment charge Kelly with receiving deH)it February fith, the day before Simmon commlted suicide, and when he knew the bank was insolvent. Re cent development have shown tbe bank held notes of K el ley and Simmons ths face value of which wa f 125,000. HAS FAULTY MEMORY Witness in Missouri Oil Hearing Forgets Everything. The Hearing of the Ouster Case Against the Standard, Republic and Waters Pierce Companies Adjourns Until April Fifth. ST. LOUIS,. March 21. -The hearing of the ouster case ngainst the Standard, Republic and, Water. -Pierce Oil Com panies adjourned today until April 6th and Attorney-General Hartley and As sistant Attorney -General Lake imme diately departed for New York to at tend the oil hearing Friday. Vice-President Finlay of the Waters-Pieivo Com pany testified he had gone to New York, and talked wth If. M. Tilford of the Standar'1 Oil, but diil not remember what was talked about, lie was se verely cross questioned, on the subject of what the Waters-Pierce . Company's report were which were made to the Standard in New York, but the majority of his answer were that he could not remember. followed with a speech in which he ex plained that he would not 'now present the amendment, but for the fact that Dolliver criticised them In an interview. He expressed his displeasure over the interview, but exonerated Dolliver, Dolliver disavowed any intention of re vealing a secret, and the incident closed pleasantly. ' , : GEANTED N OFFICE 15 Burglars Enter. Attorney Bristol's Office. THREE ATTEMPTS MADE Two Robberies Successful andThird One Was Foiled By Bristol. IS WORK OF LAND FRAUDERS United States District Attorney Catches One Robber in tbe Act But Thief Makes His Escape After a Desperate Fight, PORTLAND, March 21. Two sue cessfl and one unsuccessful attempt to burglarize the ofheo of United States Attorney Bristol on the third floor of the jMt oftice building have been made recently according to information which became public today. The first two times, on which there wa an entrance, the dok of special Inspector Neuhausen was ransacked. The third effort wa thwarted by Bris tol himself, who having occasion to go to his office one evening discovered a man picking the lock in his office door. Bristol undertook to capture the fellow, but the burglar succeeded in escaping after leaving his coat sleeve in Bristol's hands. That the burglaries were committed in behalf of persons connected with the government land fraud prosecutions is evident from the fact that papers bear ing on this subject, were carefully segre gated, and it is also evident from the manner in which the papers were left that they had" been earefnly read. The documents in the desk have been check ed up and so far as it is able to be ascertained none were stolen. In whose interest the burglaries were committed the government refuses to state, but has intimated that the officials' have well grounded suspicions. t ROBBED HIMSELF. OK HAT. FALLS, Mont.. March 21. A special to the Tribune from Kali"pidl states that John Peterson, who reported that he wa robbed of $H0n0 belonging to the O'Brien Lumber Company, last .Thursday, ha been arrested. Detective have been at work on the ease and the arrest of Peterson is the result'. Detectives intimate there wiJl be other arrest. OPTIMISM PREVALENT. A1.GK.CIRAS. March 21. The anima tion nnd optimism among the delegates tonight leads to tho impression that a forward step has been taken. It is stated unofficially that the new Austrian proposition has been informally com municated to the conference. ROBBED TYREE COMMITTED FOR TRIAL. SALT J..AKK CITY, March 21. -Hiram Type, pre-ideiit of t!i Continental Life Insurance A Investment Company, today wa eomiiiitecd to the District Court in $Vnfl lond for trml under the charge of certifying to the Secretary of State of Utah a false report of the j company imines, rrcsiiieni lyree wa ireted Feliriuiry 3. Hiram Tyrce was formerly one of the ironiineiit educator of Oregon, having charge of the public schools of Albany, Oregon, which place lie left owing to a j wiindal mi-ing concerning his relation ; with one of the teacher. . HELD WITHOUT BAIL. TKLLURIDE, March 21. -Vincent St. John, president of the Miners' Union at Burke, Idaho, and brought to Colo rado to answer to the charge of being implicated in the consiparcy to murder Hen Burnetii wa today bound over without bail. Burnam wa killed in the labor riot at the Smuggler Union mine in 1001 when St. John wa president of the local union. ARRIVE IN FRISCO. SAX FKANCISCO, March 21. A re port ha been received heup from the north of the arrival at Point Barrow of the first and third mate and four men of the wrecked whaling schooner Bo nanza. They started in a, whale boat provisioned for the trip but the raft was crushed In tbe lee and for thirty three days, according to their story, the men had to fight their way over the ice through blinding snowstorms before they reached Point Barrow. They ar rived there In a starred condition. TURN OUT S0CKEYES. VANCOUVER, B. C, March 21. Twenty-nine million gockeye salmon will be turned out of the Dominion gov ernmcnt hatchery at Harrison Lake next week and the fish from the Seton'Lake hatchery will also be shortly released. Assembly Committee Favors Nul lifying Insurance Proxies. i Bin wmcn wm De Keportea win Legis late Out of Office Directors and Trustees of Mutual and . , Nullify Proxies. ALBANY, March 21. The assembly committee on insurance in executive session tonight voted to report ' favor ably tomorrow with amendment, a bill introduced by the joint investigating committee which should legislate out of office on November L'th next all directors and inistees of the Mutual Life Insurance companies and nullify all proxies hitherto secured by tho com panies themselves, by Thomas W. LnwHon or by any person or committee. The most important amendment pro vides that no proxy executed prior to September 15th next will be valid or can be voted at the next election, which the bill sets for November 15th. It is said upon reliable authority the reason for pushing this particular bill is the fact that, the election of the trus tees of the New York Life would take place April 11th, nnd it is tho desire of the committee that there be no ques tion that this election lie among those postponed by the act. INDICTED FOR MANSLAUGHTER. PKORIA, March 21.-Ceorge Weather wax, conductor oiv the Santa Fe train wrecked at CbillicotW last January and "Jap" Smith, block signal operator in the yards at Chiillcothe, were today in dicted for manslaughter. - Three were killed in the wri-ck. f HITS FAVORABLE IMMUNITY ROOSEVELT TALKS WITH MANY LABOR DELEGATES Need for the Enactment of Labor Measures Now Pen ding Before Congress is Discussed-President Compers Speaks. CHINESE EXCLUSION FAVORED BY ROOSEVELT PRESIDENT DECLARES HIMSELF 0 PPOSED TO ADMISSION OF CHINESX COOLIES INTO AMERICA, BUT FAVORED ALLOWING HIGHER CASTE TO ENTER -CANAL ZONE EIGHT-HOUR LA BOR LAW IS DISCUSSED. . WASHINGTON, March 21. President Roosevelt received a large delegation of organized labor today and talked to them about their urgent request for the enactment of the labor measures -pending before Congress. Samuel Gompers, president, and Frank Morrison, secre tary, of the American Federation, head ed the delegation, which numbered about 100. Morrison read a memorial from the executive council of the American Federation of Labor and President C.ompeis, and First Vice-President Dun can made short speeches, after which the President made an extended ad dress. In brief he stated that he ap proved of the proposed anti-injunction bill, but believed the laboring men will have no difficulty in stopping it, owing to the antagonism which has developed against it. Regarding the demand for an eight-hour law on the Isthmus of Panama he called attention to the fact CONTRACT LET. PORTLAND, March 21. The contract was awarded today for constructing that part of the Elgin Joseph extension be tween the junction of the Grande Ronde and Wallowa rivers and Joseph. The road will be in operation by 1007. EQUIN0XIAL STORM. ST. JOHNS. N. F., March 21. An eiiioxial gale raged last night and to day is over the whole coast causing widespread damage. Shipping reports 'front various eenteiv show several ves sels are wrecked and wharves and other property destroyed. NEW AMBASSADOR. VIENNA, March 21. The Foreign office was informed this afternoon of the appointment of Charles Francis to be the American ambassador nt Vienna. TALK NAVAL. AFFAIRS. WASHINGTON, March 21. Secretary Bonaparte appeared before the House i committee on naval affairs today and discussed the naval appropriations. Among matters urged was an appropria- t tion for a stationary drydoek at Puget Sound. MRS. HUNTINGTON FILES A SUIT FOR DIVORCE SAN FRANCISCO, Maivh 21. Mrs, IT. K. Huntington today filed a suit in the superior court praying for a divorce from H. Fi. Huntington, the well known railroad man, and a nephew and the principal heir of Collis H. Huntington. Mrs. Huntington's complaint is very that labor conditions on the Isthmus are very different from those in America. He stated there was great difficulty in securing any labor at all. Whita laborers would not go there and they are using the only labor they could get, negroes from the West Indies. To grant the demand would greatly hamp er the work. Regarding Chinese ex clusion the president stated be was un questionably opposed to the admission of coolie labor, skilled or unskilled, but would do all that is possible to secure the easy admission of the Chinese busi ness and professional classes, students and travelers. He asserted there is no appreciable influx of Chinese laborers and that there is not the slightest dan ger of any. Earlier itjie day the dele gation called on Speaker Cannon and Senator Frye, President pro tem of the Senate and laid before them the same memorial. REPORT IS READY House Committee Finds Federal Control Unconstitutional. Committee Will Report to House That There is no Constitutional Author ity for Federal Control of the Insurance Corporations. WASHINGTON, March 21. That there is no constitutional authority for federal control of insurance or other state corporations other than the rail roads is to be be the conclusion report ed to the House by the judiciary com mittee. The report has been drafted by Chairman Jenkins and is now in the hands of the mcmbeis of the committee for perusal. The report reduces the wholt problem to these two principle.. The supreme court of the tTnited States has declared and has never been shaken or weakened in maintaining, first, that insurance is not commerce secondly, that Congress cannot impair the police pow ers of states. brief simply alleging desertion since 1900. The enso is set for hearing to morrow. It is understood there will be no contest, satisfactory arrangements of the property interests having been made. Mr. and Mrs. Hunting have two grown daughters and one son. The suit will doubtless be.gvanted at once.