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VOLUME LXI NO. 182
ASTORIA, OREGON, THURSDAY, JULY 12 1906
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Flee From Warsaw and
3 Lodz By Thousands
AUTHORITIES ON GUARD
Police and Solders Incensed At
Attempted Murders of
ADMIRAL CHOUKNIN IS DYING
Physicians Mold Out No Hope For ths
Wounded Admiral's Recovery Was
Universally Hatei by Sailors
Of Black Sea Fleet.
WARSAW, July Il.-The sensational
rumor (hat wer current today that
an anti-Jewish outbreak might be ex
peeled tomorrow have resulted la a pants
nit thousands of Jews hart fled from
the town, Similar scene occurred at
Lods. The authorities kavt adopted far
rvachlng measure t all the mora neces
sary a the soldiers and police ara In
censed by the numerous attempted mur
der of their comrade.
Llttla Hop For Facowrjr.
SEBASTOPOL July 11,-Ths doctor
hold out no hope for tlia recovery of
Admiral Chnuknin. who wa shot by an
aln, The admlral'a assailant I
thnujjlit to be one of the sailor of the
battleship Otehakoff, and hi act li sup
posed to be in revenge for the execution
of Lieutenant Schmidt, a revolutionary
leader, Cbouknln wai universally hated
by hi sailor and at the time of the
execution of Schmidt the revolutionist
condemned lilm to death i 1O0 of their
number pledging themclvr to carry
out tha sentence, Thia we the second
attempt einee the hmhlt execution.
The first attempt was made by a woman
and after her effort failed Chouknln or
dered her killed on the apot, and hii
orderlies brutally carried out the sent
ence in tha court yard. For thin the ad
miral was again condemned to death by
the revolutionist. Hit name we never
mentioned among the anllora unles ac
companied by curses on account of hli
overbearing and severe manner.
TAMBOV, July 11 Both aquadroni of
the Seventh Cavalry which mutlned
on July 7th, surrendered their arms to
day and express contrition for their
ST. PETERSBURG. July II. The
preparation which the war ofllee hni
been mnklng at nil the principal cities
to meet the armed revolutionary move'
ment, prove very elaborate, plant for
the defense of Riga have fallen into the
hand of the revolution pnper "MMn."
which this morning published the entire
plans for the defense, The commander
In framing the plans for the defense,
even designated his successor in cae of
being killed, or incapacitated. Similar
plans it it understood have been drawn
up by every commander of garrison or
city. In addition to special troops
trains equipped with machine guns are
In constant readiness, at St. Petersburg,
Moscow, Kiev, Warsaw and other stroge
tic points. '
ORDERED TO FIRE,
ST. PETERSBURG. July ll.-The
labor group in the lower house declare
they have absolute proof that orders
have been sent from St. Petersburg to
the police authorities in the province of
Saratov to fire on gatherings addressed
by members of parliament after proroga
tion of that body, It is asserted the or
ders instructed the police to single out
the deputies and afterward make It ap
pear the shooting was accidental,
STEAMER QUIACY . ,
, IS WRECKED
' LA CROHSK, .Wi., July 11.
The ateauier Qulwy struck a
bank In the darkiic nar Tro
moNbau, Wis at 10(30 Wed-n.-wlny
night, and turned half
over and caught flra. It 1 be
lieved a majority of tha 200 pus
senger were saved, Only one
was drowned to far as definitely
known. Early Thursday morning
00 pasMtngeri arrived here on the
train, but their accounts are no
wUe positive regarding the
drowning. ' , ' -?
' BLACKS RESTLESS.
JOHANNESBURG. Transvaal July 11.
-Dlnjuli tiiig rumors that the blacks of
the Rand contemplate an uprising on
July 17, are borne out by the fact that
the native servants have warned their
mistresses to retire to place of safety,
Similar rumors have been .circulated in
Reef, but the police ridicule them. How
ever much anxiety is expressed.
ASPARAGUS FIELDS FLOODED.
' STOCKTON, July II. -Today the
CroM Levee below Levi and Jones'
tract on Roberts' Hand, gave way be
fore the pressure of the flood of water.
Over Wo acre of aparagus and other
crops are inundated.
CRMS TO FRONT
Write Letters Professinj Knowlcje
LETTERS WOULD FILL BOOK
Attorney's For Thaw Receive Hundred!
, of Missives From All Parte
- of the Country Most Let
ters Are Lies.
NEW YORK, July ll.-rosibly, no
case In the history or American juris
prudonce has brought to the front
great number and variety of cranks
a the Rilling or Stan lord wmte ty
Every person directly or indirectly in
tereted has been Inundated by letters
from persons professing to have know!
edge or advice that they ore willing to
sell for a consideration.
'I am nutting aside material that
would fill a book after this case ia over,"
said Terrence J. McManu, one of Thaw
counsel, yeterday. "I am convinced that
almost every show girl and every giddy
young creature with less tangible means
of support is now boasting of the atten
tion that Mr. White paid to her in his
life time and every man to whom they
tell their story experts to realize some
cash by offering to sell it to us. The
most absurd yarns arv being received,
and we investigate the. most promising.
"We have heard from all the profes
sional cranks in tile country, but there
k an absolutely new crop. Persons ere
wrting to us from Kankakee or Kala
maeoo that while in New York they
overheard comments of White over Mrs.
Thaw, which mut certainly have reach
ed her husband's ears end that if we
will si'iul them enough money to get
back to the metropolis they will supply
the facts and remain here until the
trial.- ,, ; ...
"Other persons say they will come
here from New England, or the West
ami stay so as to serve as jurors in the
case, witii the positive assurance that
they have known Thaw to have been
justified and that they will vote to ac
quit. Some New York men "moke the
same pledge, also adding, 'Please remit.'
One man writes to Thaw that he believes
the lutter has a good heart, in spite of
the shooting and having a large income
should show his kindness by sending a
check. Practical jokers have mailed
Thaw mining stock for a million dol
lars or so, declaring they wish to have
TEN MEN ROB
Darin? Bandits Secure
RIDING ON THE FREIGHT
Sheriff Notified and Captures
Three Men One
TRIES TO ESCAPE, IS SHOT
Passengers Riding on Freight In Mon
tana, Compelled to Give up Their
Belonging Posse Searching
For Rett of tha Bandits.
BUTTE, Mont, Jur 11.-A Miner
pecial from Billings, says a daring
hold-up occurred mar Dariel today in
which ten men at the point of revolvers
vere compelled to giva up money
amounting to 92000. The party was
traveling on a freight tralawA Und"of
Ave uaaked men boarded the train at a
water tank at Laurel. Perry Little, a
passenger, was struck a heavy blow on
the back of his head with a gun. He
thre away a pocketbook with $30 in
money and a draft amounting to $000.
He afterward found the draft, but not
the money. After the robbery, the rob
bers guarded their victim until the
train reached Rapids when they quietly
disappeared. News of the -hold-up was
sent to Billings and the sheriff wired his
deputy at Columbus to look out for the
bandits. When the train reached there
a search was made and three men sup
posed to be the right persons were
found. One of them attempted to get
away, and was shot dead by one of tha
deputies. The other two were placed
the money applied to the defense. There
is no possible suggestion that has not
Thaw Changes Attitude.
NEW YORK. July ll.-Harry Thaw's
attitude toward the press and the public
underwent a striking change between
morning and evening today. Immediate
ly after breakast he secured permission
to have a number of newspapermen
brought to him at the Tombs' prison,
telling them after a friendly interview,
that to talk with anyone besides law
yers, doctors and prison olucials, was
like geting a "whiff of fresh air from
the outside world," ,. . '
This evening it was different. When
the newspapermen sent Thaw a note'ask
ing if lie wished to add anything to his
formal statement of Tuesday he sent
in reply, that lie had said all he wished
to saj and in the future would be guided
by the advice of his counsel. ', j
Garvin said today that his detectives
had succeeded in serving a subpoena on
Mrs. Beatrice Sch warts, the woman' at
whose house Thaw is said to have made
threats against White, May Mackenxie,
an actress and friend of Mis. Thaw, was
juestioncd by Garvin today. She had
heretofore refused to furnish the dis
trict attorney's office with any Infor
mation, but it is understood she today
told Garvin what She knew.
STAGE ROBBER ESCAPES.
FRESNO. Cal... July ,11, Information
has been, received which makes it seem
certain that the Yosemite, robber has
escaped. , Sheriff Jlmes ' of Madeira" has
given up Jthe search though the sheriff
of Mariposa is still in the mountains.
iAU trace, of the robber is lost and If
he officers have any clew they are
guarding It. , .
FIVE KILLED IN
TROLLEY CAR; WRECK
Train of Buffalo-Lockport Trolley Cars
Smash Into Train on Siding,
BUFFALO, Jul II -A train of trolley
cars, west-bound from Lockport on the
line of the interurban railway, tonight
ran into sn open switch at a skiing just
east of Martinsville and crashed into a
trolley freight motor and a train lying
on a siding. Five psengers were killed
outright and a score injured, some of
whom tnay die. The passenger train
was goiag at a high rate of speed when
the accident occurred and the impact
was terrifflc. The foremost car was ut
terly demolished. The wedge shaped end
of the frright motor cut it in half and
the rear car completed the work of de
struction. The rear car was badly stove
in, but remained on the tiwclc
HIGH PRICE 0F ICE.
KANSAS CITY. July ll.-Ex-State
Senator Lyons, president of the Central
Ice Company, gave interesting testimony
at the "Ice "Vunt" bearing today. After
stating, he started in business in 1000
with a capital of M0, he cleared $40.
000 the following year, and now owns a
plant valued at $4M).0O0. Lyons stated
prices ought to be higher than they are
now. Lyons stated he had made two
advances in the price of ice this spring,
because the other companies did. AIo.
he said, he was not in the ice business a
a philanthropist, and wanted all he could
get for hi Ice. Lyon said he knew of
no combination in the ice buine.
KILLING IS ADMITTED
Curtis Jctt Boldly Asserts He Kill-
" ed Wircum. '
HE HAD LONG HATED HIM
"Marcum Bad Prosecuted M in Sev
eral Caaea, and Was My Bitter
Enemy, and 1 Am the Man
Who Killed Him."
BEATTLMU.E, Ky., July ll.-Curtis
Jett this afternoon at the session of
the trial of Judge Hargi for murder
took the witness stand and admitted the
anamination of Marcum and told the
, manner in which the crime was com'
"Marcum had prosecuted me in sev-
eral cases and was my bitter enemy and
I am the man who killed him," said
dett He then told of the assassins
tion, tallying with the description given
by B. J. Ewan. Jett said he had not
conferred with White in regard to the
killing. The pistol he used, he said was
his own, and had been owned by him
several months. Jett suddenly lost his
memory at the crucial point and would
tell nothing of his or White's actions
preceding or following the murder. Jett
could not remember seeing White in the
court house at all and as far as he wai
concerned White was perfectly inno
MODUS VIVENDI SIGNED.
SANTIAGO DE CHILE, July 11. A
telegram from Lima yesterday Snnouno
ed that a modus vivendi between Peru
and Colombia has been signed, abrogat
ing the proctocol of September, 1905. and
instituting a new arrangement, provid
ing for the removal of the garrisons and
civil and military authorities of both
countries from the Putumayo river.
Pending the delivery of the arbitration
award by the Pope, the Peruvians are to
be allowed free navigation of the river,
KILLED AT LAST.
umuAutA July u After s:o years'
experience as a "steeple Jack", James
H. Glenn was killed yesterday. The rig
ging to which he was holding, on the
top of a smokestack at Thirty-sixth and
Butler streets, gave way, and he fell 165
feet to hiB death.
Glenn, who was 40 years old, had
suffered more than 20 falls in his career
as a steeple jack.
English Ministry Divided
on Naval Program.
INCREASE IS OPPOSED
Majority Want Reduction in Ap
propriation for Naval
IS "DANGEROUS ECONOMY'
Question of Whether England Will Al
low Other Nations to Outdist
ance Her ia Race for Naval
LONDON, July II. The Ex pre- thi
morning aajrs the cabinet is in the
throes of a serious crbtis and is sptit in
twain o nthe vital question of whether
the navy ahail be maintained in a con
dition of "invulnerable efficiency or shall
be weakened considerably and rival na
tions permitted to outdistance us in the
race for naval supremacy." Tha paper
point out that some days ago the cabi
net decided to reduce this year's ship
building program. Three or four mem
bers of the cabinet it is asserted ex
pressed themselves as opposed to "This
most dangerous economy."
At a meeting of the cabinet Tpeday,
after a prolonged discusion a majority
stood steadfast for a reduction. A pro-
tet however had the effect of postpon
ing the consideration of naval matters
until July 27.
BORAX IN HEAT.
Boston Meat Investigators Shows Pack
era Put Borax in Their Goods.
BOSTON, July 11. The city board of
health today made public the results of
its investigation of canned meats, from
every possible source as well as the can
ned meat establishments. In a general
way the results of the investigations are
favorable to the manufacturers, both in
the east and in the west, but it was
found that many preparations contained
a large amount of .foreign matter. Sev
eral brands of prepared meat was found
to contain either boric acid or borax.
VOTE ON INCREASE.
Traction Employes In Chicago Will Vote
on Acceptance of Increase in Wages.
CHICAGO, July 11. "L" employers
wil vote tonight on the acceptance of a
wage increase, which, when lumped with
the advances in pay given to employes
by other traction companies, brings the
total increase obtained this year by the
street car men of the city to more than
$500,000. This is the largest wage in
crease ever received by a body of work
ingmen in Chicago since the Inaugura
tion of the labor union movement here.
It averages $50 apiece for the 10,000
street car workers.
It is probable the Lake street men
will accept the offer of the company by
a large majority vote. The proposal
carries with it an addition to the wages
of every employe from interlocking
switchmen to porters, the advance rang
ing from 1 cent to 3 cents or more an
hour. It is in effect a compromise upon
the demands of the men and maintains
the new wage standard set by the other
Labor problems on the traction sys
tems have all been adjusted with the
exception of the Lake Street "L' con
troversy. With a settlement reached in
this case the danger of street car strikes
will practically be removed for another
Politician Run Down By Vice-President's
Auto Shakes Victim's Band.
DANVILLE, III. July ll.-An auto
mobile carrying Vtee-Preidant Fair
bank and party, lute today crashed in
to a buggy driven by P. M. Dougherty,
a prominent politician. Dougherty was
thrown out of the buggy and painfull
injured. When the injured man regain
ed his feet Fairbanks alighted and ap
proached his victim smiling, and apolo
gizing, Dougherty said:
"You are Vice-President Fairbanks, I
believe. My name Is Dougherty."
Fairbanks grasped the outstretched
hand and shook it warmly, and said:
"Mr. Dougherty. I am pleased to meet
Dougherty expressed his pleasure, but
said he had been pleased better, if the
meeting had taken place under slightly
different circumstance. Dougherty's in
juries are not serious.
HOSTILITIES BREAK OUT.
Salvador and Guatemala Once More Art
Scrapping on the Border.
WASHINGTON, July 1L Hostilities
between Salvador and Guatemala have
broken out and anew on the border be
tween these countries, where peace was
supposed to have been established, pend
ing a settlement of the trouble between
these countries, Leslie M. Coombs, the
American minister to Guatemala, who is
on his wav to the United States to assist
in a settlement of, the difflcultie between
these countries has been ordered back to
Guatemala CHyl '
HAY PLEAD GUILTY
Three Land Frauders Likely to
HENEY SO INFORHS COURT
William H. Davis, Ex-Mayor of Albany,
Clarke E. Loomia, Former Special
Land Agent, and S. B. Onnsby,
May Plead Guilty.
PORTLAND, July 11. That pleas of
guilty are likely to be entered to in
dictments pending in the United States
Circuit Court charging William H. Davis,
former Mayor of Albany; Clark E.
Loomis, formerly special agent of the
General Land Office, and Salmon B.
Ormsby, once a forest ranger in tha
Cascade Forest Reserve, with complicity
in Oregon land frauds, was indicated this
morning, when Assistant Attorney-General
Francis J. Heney Informed Judge
William H. Hunt during the calling of
the calendar that he did not expect the
cases against these defendants to come
Ex-Mayor Davis was indicted January
31, 1005, charged with perjury in having
sworn falsely when making Anal proof
on a homestead entry. He voluntarily
went before the Federal Grand Jury,
and it is understood that he made a clean
admission of his connection with the
fraud, although warned that the evidence
he gave could be used against him. His
story to the Grand Jury is believed to
have been little short of a full confes
sion, and it is not thought that he will
undertake to acquit himself of the
charge by standing trial.
Two indictments are pending against
Loomis and Ormsby charging conspiracy
to defraud the government out of public
lands. They are jointly involved with
Henry A. Young, William H. Davis, and
George Sorenson, on one indictment re
turned December 27, 1004, and an indict
ment consolidated with it involVes Con
gressman , Binger Hermann, S. A. D.
Puter, Horace G. McKinley, Emma L.
Watson, Daniel Webster Tarpley, Elbert
K. Brown, Mrs. Nellie Brown and Frank
Walgamot, a Portland Dentist. When
this case was reached on the calendar,
Mr. Heney Informed the court that he
expected pleas of guilty, but that the
case was ready for trial, and had it set