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VOLUME LXI NO. 134
ASTORIA. OREGON, FRIDAY. MAY 4, 1906
PRICE FIVE CENTS
BIG ELECTRIC MERGER FORMED
NEW MINISTRY DDES NO!
MEET POPULAR FAVOR
Liberals Oppose Names of
Sllnhlnsky and Novol
Will Not Last
NO OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT OF CABINET YET
NAMES OF NEW MINISTRY WILL PROBABLY NOT BE GIVEN OUT OF
FICIALLY UNTIL CONVENING OF NATIONAL PARLIAMENT
LIBERALS WILL OPPOSE MINISTER Y-SHORT
EXISTENCE IS PREDICTED.
ST. I'F.T KHSlU'ltC. May 4, -The No
vo Vivmyii. which under the new re
gime ir.itmin it telutlon with (lie
Kvftnuiriit. print today what It aya
I an authoritative tat,nirnt of the
(Soremjklii mlnitry, coupled with the
lntim.it Ion. a predicted by th Associat
ed IV. Mint nn official announcement
may not I given out until parliament
U B-'tiilM, The minUtry however,
which contain vetal unexpired name
I npt to find fur lc fa or with the
COLECTOR'S POST A COVETED JOB
Several Aipiranti for Poiition of I. L.
lHil:ri..Nl. Miiy .'I.--A contct l on
for appointment of the office of Collector
of Cu-toiii for the Port of Portland
The second term of I. 1.. Patter.on, in
cumbent, will expire noon and there are
cvernl apirunU for the place.
Anions the candidate i f. A. West
gate, iit-wly elected rhairmnn of the Re
publican State Central Committee. It i
report that be ha a petition in the
Another candidate, no rumor uy, I
F, S. Malcolm, a prominent Oregon Ma
eon. Mr. Malcolm ha liilluential friend-
and many expect him to develop into
a strong candidate for the office.
Tin- name of Percy K. Kelly, of Al
bany, and General Owen Summer of
Portland, have also been mentioned in
connect ion with the place, but, they are
not generally known to be active candi
date. Mr. Patterson -ays he U now at
least, a enndidate for reappointment, but
says that no man know what kind of
fit nation might develop,
WASHINGTON. May 3.-Vicoimt
Aoki, recently appointed Japaiiete am
bassador was presented formally to the
president thin afternoon.
-II U J'I(.U 1
PARIS, May 3, A, bomb explosion
occurred in the Forest of Vlneennes to
day, killing a (Russian named Striga
and dangerously wounding hi compan
ion mimed RokololT. The two men were
carrying the bomb with the evident pur
pose of hiding it. Both were student
in the school of mines and member of
the Russian students union. They also
bnlongcd to a revolutionary society. The
residences of Russian revolutionists
have been searched, leading to the dis
Count Ignalleff, and M.
Vremya Predicts Cabinet
Over One Month.
liberal majority in the popular branch
of pni liiiiiH-nt than the Witt cabinet.
A remarkable feature of the slat i the
selection of Count Ignatieff, a procura
tor, anil M". RtlnMnnVy, tbe Arch Re
actionary and notirioii Aide of the late
Minister of tbe Interior, Von I'lehve. at
mlnUter of tbe agricultural department
These two na men alone are enough to
put the ministry umler an eternal ban
with the liberal. Even the Novo Vre
mya (five the new cabinet not over a
month of life.
FREAKS OF ISOTHERM 50.
Imaginary Line of Temperature Enters
34 of 43 State.
l-iitherm ,V wandered all over the
United State yesterday morning. Thin
imaginary line running through the place
that had at 3 o'clock yesterday a tempera
ture of !U degrees, entered 21 of the 45
state and marked the weather condi
tion of seven-eighths of the Nation.
Starting in the Hay of Fundy, it follow
ed along the Canadian boundary to the
Columbia River Valley, turned to Port
land and thence reached southeast to
North Platte, Nebraska thence west to
Denver. south to F.I Paso, went to
Phoenix, Arizona, and thence through
the San Jonipiin and Sacramento Val
lev to the Pacific above Eureka.
IRRIGATION DITCH BURSTS.
HA K Kit CITY, May 3. A report
wa jii"t received from North Powder,
.that during Wednesday night the big
Irrigation reservoir on Dutch Flat, near
North Powder burnt and Hooded the
.valley to n depth In mime places of
Jour feet. There was no loss of life,
but the property damage wa heavy.
GERMANY NOT AIDING.
LONDON. May 3.-Count Metternieh
the German Amlaaador ha Informed
lliitaiu! that! Turkey cannot rely on
Germany for support in event of trouble
IS KILLED BY A BOMB
covery of incriminating documents. Two
cousins of Hokoloff were arrested.
The authorities have known that se
cret meeting were being held and be
lieve today's occurrence will lead to
clearing up the mystery. Tho author
ities this evening exploded other bombs.
The effects were felt 200 yards and trees
The Rom lis were similar to the one
thrown ngainst tho carriage of King
Alphonso and President I.oubet a year
ANSWERS ALL CHARGES
Former Comul General at Canton, China
Bepliei to Cbargea Made
WASHINGTON. May ,1,-The houae
committee on foreign affair today list
eued in executive. eiion to the state
ment of former Consul General at Can
ton, China, McAVade, in reply to the
charge againt him, made by itnt
Secretary of State Pierce. Affidavit
were pri-ented, by McWade to show the
iinreliablM and criminal character of
thus who instigated the charge. Me
Wade made aenational charge against
Pi-re and it I not unlikely Congress
will take thew charge up at later
date. McWade filed with the committee
a letter, in which be state the charge
are the rentilt of a conspiracy between
criminal who had Wen before him on
charge from murder down and who
wanted him removed lecaue the continuum-
of criminal ad wa impossible
while he wa in ofllee. He solemnly
declared that not a reputable man or
firm, American or foreign, doing bind-n-e
within hi jurisdiction had ever
uttered a single word of complaint
against him. and that the firm quoted
by Pierce, and who guest Pierce wa,
desirvd McWade'a removal because Mo
Wad wa ln-trumntal in showing bow
it hud roMied an American railway.
MUST GO TO WORK
Alt Idle Men Will Be Compelled
to Labor or Leave.
BAY Cin S BANKS ARE OPEN
All Bank Have Resumed Business in
Temporary Quarters Food Problem
Is Becoming Serious Eleven
Days More Provisions,
SAN FRANCISCO. May 3.-Other
than a fire early this morning, which
threatened the safety of several hun
dred patients in the Presidio hospital to
day passed without especial incident.
The gigantic task of cleaning up the
ruined district commenced today on
broader lines. The curtailment of the
relief list and orders for the police to
arret all men without mean of sup
port, who refuse to work, had the ef
fect of removing many idlers from the
streets and has added materially to the
strength of the army engaged in muni
cipal house cleaning.
The railroads oro making good prog
ress in running spur into the burned
districts and next week will begin re
moving the useless material.
All the banks resumed business today
in temporary quarters. They report
darger deposits than withdrawals, and
.which they believe indicates the confi
dence of the merchants in the future
prosperity of the city.
Many large stores have commenced
to pick up the ends of their shattered
trade and are installed in tho resi
General C.reely today gave warning
to the finance committee that he had
only eleven day rations on hand, and
feeding the people is a problem which
demands immediate attention.
NAVAL BILL UP.
WASI1TNCTON, May .1. The naval
appropriation bill which carries nearly
$100,000,000 was taken up by the house
today. Early in the day there was little
interest shown in the debate on the bill,
but toward the close of the afternoon a
lively colloquy occurred between Rates,
Williams, Clark and Payne over state
ment made by Bates, relative to the
price of steel rails.
IS BEATEN BY THUG
Editor of Rainier Advance Brutally
Amulted Because of Hi Hoc
tility to Saloon.
If till LAM). May 3,A dispatch
from Rainier Oregon Say;
While walking down an unfrequented
street of that town late today, W. C.
Fisher, a prominent lawyer and assis
tant editor of the Rainier Advance, a
JiMal anti'ftaloon leiigtie publication wa
knocked to the ground. Fisher's assail
ant followed hi attack with repeated
blow on Fisher's face either with a
sliigshot or with hi foot.
Joe ('rough, a bartender and one or
two other men it i alleged witnessed
tile assault from a di'tame and it i
iiertd, without offering aid to Fisher
('rough hurried up town and swore out
fL warrant charging Fisher with profane
.language. Iter ('rough was arrested
or complicity in the assault and attem
pt to kill.
The attack is believed to be the out
growth of a crusade against the liquor
interest by the newspaper.
STRIKE NO LONGER MENACE.
PARIS, May 3.-The strike ha ceased
to present any general menace, and now
i confined to settling the agitations
which promise prolonged struggle in
RATE BILL DEBATE
Tillman Scores Conduct of Fed
HAS HOT TILT WITH SPOONhR
Wisconsin Senator Characterizes Adver
sary's Reference to Him as "In
decent" and Tillman Orders
Him to Sit Down.
WASHINGTON, May 3.-This was
the last day of the general debate in
the senate on the railroad rate bill
and it was fully occupied. Following
a brief speech by Nelson, Tillman spoke
at length in an effort to show by criti
cism of the individual judges, that the
power of granting temporary injunc
tions by inferior United States
Courts should be taken from them in,
interstate commerce commission cases.
Raeon, Railey, Teller, and Foraker fol
Jowed in speeches of some length. Til
man's speech consisted mainly of quo
tations, reflecting upon the conduct of
the federal judges in different parts of
the country. While speaking he engag
ed in a controversy with Spooner, in
which the Wisconsin Senator character
ized his adversary's reference to him as
"Indeeeut" and during which Tillman
ordered Spooner to take his seat.
Raeon said Tillman's course was cal
culated to produce a false impression
on the country, and was in turn cen
sured by Bailey, who held that while
an officer or judge is entitled to the
greatest respect, there should be no
reverence for the judges os men.
The army appropriation bill carrying
about $74,000,000, was passed.
O COAST. BASEBALL GAMES. 0
Pacific Coast League.
FRESN(V-I.os Angeles 1; Fresno 8.
SEATTLE, May 3.-Seattle. 0; San
rORTLAND-Portland, 9; Oakland 0.
TACOMA Taeoma, 6; Grays Harbor,
SPOKANE Butte, 6; Spokane, 3.
ALL LOWER WILLAMETTE
POWER PLANTS MERGED
Deal Whereby Portland, Salem Vancouver, Silvcrton,
Woodburn and Sit. Angel, Traction and Electric
Companies Are Consolidated.
TRANSACTION INVOLVES THIRTY MILLIONS
PURCHASERS ARE E. W. CLASS & COMPANY OF PHILADELPHIA, J. &
W. SELLINGMAN AND CHARLES PRATT & COMPANY OF NEW
YORE CONSOLIDATION WILL REDUCE THE COST AND
PROVIDE BETTER FACILITIES.
Portland General Electric Company.
Portland Railroad Company
Oregon Water Power t Railroad Company 5 000 000
Citizens' Light t Traction Coinpan, Salem 500 000
Vancover. Wash., Light 4 Power Company 200 00
Union Light 4 Power Company, Silverton, Woodburfl, Mt.
Angel 100 000
roRTLAND, May 3. A deal involv
ing the consideration of nearly $30,000,
000 and every light, power, and trac
tion company operating in the lower
Willamette Valley including Portland,
and using electric energy, was consu
mated today. Telegrams confirming the
merger were received from New York
by the heads of the different local con
cerns involved this afternoon.
The purchasers are E. W. Clark 4
Company, of Philadelphia; J. and W.
Sollingman, and Charles Pratt 4 Com
pany of New York. The various com -
CENTENARIAN RETAINS HEALTH
Mrs. Sarah Glenn Kemp Has Three De
scendants of Fifth Generation.
MeMINNVTLI.E, Ore, May 3. Mrs.
Sarah Glenn Kemp, who lives with her
.daughter, Mrs. W. II. Adair, west of
.this city, recently celebrated her 102d
Mrs. Kemp is in good health and her
mental faculties are unimpaired. She
was boin in Virginia in 1804 and came
to Oregon in 1832. Her home for many
years was in Salem. She also lived at
Oregon City. About one year ago she
came with her daughter and family to
their new home near here.
She has five daughters, Mrs. M. A.
Piatt of Bcaverton; Mrs. M. M. Adair
and Mrs. J. A. Ripperton, of Portland;
Mrs. W. H. Adair of McMinnville and
Mrs. ,T. T. Gowdy of Dayton. She has
21 grandchildren, 24 great grandchildren,
and three great great grandchildren
PLOT TO ROB ARSENAL
DISCOVERED BY POLICE
BAKU, April 18. (Correspondence of
.Associated Press). A daring plot to rob
the big arsenal here containing over one
million cartridges, was exposed, when
the conspirators were on the very edge
of success. They had bored a tunnel
700 feet long, equipped with electric
lights and electric bells to the various
revolutionary headquarters. A slight
IN THE MERGER
$10 000 000
12 000 000.
$27 800 000
panies involved in the transaction and
the estimated value of each are: Port
land General Electric Company, $10,
000,000; Portland Railway Company,
$12,000,000; Oregon Water. Power 4
Railroad Company, $5,000,000; Citizens
Light and Traction Company Salem,
$500,000; Vancouver Light 4 Power Com
pany, Vancouver Washington, $200,000;
Union Light 4 Power Company, Silver
ton, Woodburn and Mount Angel $100,
000. Better facilities ' at a minimum cost
are expected to result from this con-
STRIKE WILL COME.
SCRANTON, May 3. Today's session
of the miners' tri-district convention
was unprofitable except in so far as it
revealed that the sentiment of nearly
all the six hundred delegates is practi
cally unanimous for a strike. At tho
opening of the afternoon session Mitch
ell reviewed the proceedings and said
tho committee people were going fur
ther than they should have in the in
terests of peace. He said an offer had
been made to arbitrate all the demands
either through a board of conciliation
w ith Judge Gray as chairman or through
the anthracite strike commission. The
motion to strike was not seconded, then
a motion to go into executive session
was adopted. So far as can be learned
the discussion was purely general and
strike talk prevailed throughout.
error in the calculations of the revolu
tionists, caused the tunnel in being bored
to strike and enter a store room instead
of the magazine. Before there waa time
to rectify the mistake, the operations
were discovered. All the houses in the
neighborhood w ere surrounded, but the
revolutionists escaped owing to the au
thorities not realizing the length of tba