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VOLUME LXI NO. 194
ASTOKIA, OREGON, TUESDAY, JULY 24 1906
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Meets In London.
Delegates of Twenty Nations
Come Together to Discuss
BANNERMAN STIRS DELEGATES
Aioumi Great Enthusiasm By Ssying,
"The Parliament it Desd; Long
Llv the Russian Par
liament." LONDON, July 23,-Tb fourteenth
conference of the Inter parliamentary
Union opom-d today. representative of
nearly emy nation being present.
Frtmlef Bannerman addrd th
delegate and during a auddent outburst
of tothulm shouted The Russian
Parliament la dead, long live tha llui
alan Parliament Tha delegate cheered
madly. The Russian delegate a nnon ne
ed their withdrawal owing to the dlo
lutton of their parliament.
Tbla alon of the Interparliamentary
Union ha been called to convene at
tondon, July 2-1. In order to pa upon
the re porta (lied in June by the two
Commissions which were appointed at
the BrueU session hut August. U
waa conldwed wise to hare an extra
ordinary seiion of the Union ao that It
whole weight might be baric of the re
quest for the convention of the Second
Hague Conference lulo a permanent
body, when this proposition I presented
to the members of that conference next
May. In the form of a report approved
unanimously by the member of the in
This, which will be of course. Import
ant is the report of the commislson on a
model arbitration treaty. That commis
sion, like the one on International eon
gress, is composed of very eminent men
Its President la Ernest Von Plener, Ex
Minister of Finance of Australia. Ho
was for many years the leader of the
German party In the Austrian Par
llamant. This commission had to
grapple with these problems!
(1) How to draw a treaty of arbi
tration which can be executed by all na
tions, without holding the progressive
countries back to tlie position of the
lottst advanced powers.
(2) How to draw a treaty which
can hope to be approved by the president
and senate of the United State, without
forfeiting the favor of the great powers
of Europe, that have adopted as their
standard the Anglo-French treaty of ar
bitration. This latter problem arose from the
failure of tho Hay Treaties to meet with
the failure of the United States In the
foim in which they were negotiated.
The Hay treat ica proposed to refer to
arbitration all questions of a legal na
ture provided they do not affect the
vital Interest or the honor of either of
the contracting powers, or the interests
of a third power-. A subsequent clause
was inserted which provided that when
any particular controversy might arise
a subsequent Agreement should be en
tered into between the contracting pow
ers, before resort could be had to the
Court of Arbitration undor the terms of
The senate struck out the word
"agreement" and substituted the word
"treaty" and then passed the treaty thus
emended by practically a unanimous
vote, only nine senators objecting to
the amendment. This amendment neces-
(Continued on page 8)
RUSSIAN STOCKS AFFECTED.
Dissolution of Parliament Causes Slump
io Russian Securities on Bourse.
PARIS. July W.-Tbe Russian situa
tion nlmmiM the attention of the, French
public and pre of Paris, and I pecul
iarly apparent on the Bourse where a
lump in Rulan securities almost caus
ed a panic. Officials are cautious in crlt
lelxlng the turn of events owing to
political relation of France and Russia;
hut Frenche sentiment universally con
demn the dlqJutlon of the representa
tive branch of Parliament. Members of
the Hours urge calmness, declaring
that If another week passe without an
outbreak Russian securities will be
trtngr than before, a the agitation
Incident to th debates of Parliament
wilt have been removed.
EICHT HOUK LAW EXTENDED.
DVSTFiR HAY, July 23.-By order of
the President, the provMon of th 8
hour law ar extend to th nvay depart
IjONDON. July 23.-A British address
of sympathy with the Russian people
and Parliament Is being circulated.
Summer Season in Washington
"ACTING SECRETARY" CHIEF
Chief Clark of Bureau Chief Dote on
Heat It Drive Chief Out and
Enable Him to Rule
ASTORIAN NEWS BUREAU. Wash
inifton. D .C. July 23. Tills is the sea
on of the year when the government of
the United State is In the hands of
chief clerk and bureau chiefs. During
nine month of the year these officials
are merely moth that flutter about the
me of creatnesa. Come the dog days
and. Io, they themselves, burst forth into
flame, about which other moths must
The chief clerk and the bureau chief
have not had their full share of glory
the present summer, because some of the
department heads are still detained in
Washington by the press of important
business. Another spell of acorching
weather .though, like the one we had
wo weeks ago, will send these cabinet
ministers scurrying to mountain and
seashore, and the reign of the subordi
nnte will be complete.
In each of the nine great department
there is at-least one, and in most cases
wo or three, assistant secretaries whose
hit r it is to take the plnee of the absent
denartment chief. This arrangement
would work beautifully were it not for
the fact that an assistant aecretnry
oesn't like sweltering heat any better
than a full-fledged Cabinet member, ami
there generally Is Important business
that takes him away from Washington
in July and August.
Now the chief clerk of the bureau chio
ust dotes on heat, especially if it en
ables him to aign official documents is
"Antinir Secretary." The asnhalt on
Pennsylvania avenue may run in rivu
lets and the Washington monument all
but collapse under the blistering rays,
but the "Acting Secretary" la serene and
niling. Sitting at the desk of the
Cabinet member who rules his depart
ment, door wide open so that all who
pass may see he does his best to look
part, and messengers and minor
rks are kept on the jump. His dig
,v sticks out like snail's eyes and
Sam" or "Jack" who always address
at other times as "Bill" or "Jim"
make tho deferential bow and "Mr. Sec
retary" is the form of their salutation.
Some folks may growl ojid grumble
and declnre Washington to be an inferno
in dog days, but the "Acting Secretary"
finds the climate hugely to his liking.
Adopts Revolutionary Ad
dress to People.
CONVENE AT VIBERC
Advises People Not to furnish
Money and Troops to
STOLYPIN CABINET CONFER
Few Day May See Establishment of
Provisional Government With En-
Urged Council of Ministers
Government Heed Advice.
i COSSACKS THREATEN TO
4 KILL JEWS.
4 ODESSA. July, 23.-Tonight
the inhabitants are moving in
masse through the center of the 4
town. The Cossacks bava declar-
ed they will slaughter all Jewa 4
in Prokhorovakaya treet, where 4
) one of their comrades, who wa 4
4) drunk, wa killed, a be brand-
Ished a word houtlng " Death to 4J
all Jews." 4
ST. PETERSBURG, July 23. The
great news of today was the adoption
of the address to the people by the depu
ties to Parliament assembled at Viborg,
the language of which with its revolu
tionary demands, that the peope cease
to furnish money and troops to the gov
ernment and repudiate the further loans,
affords pretext enough for the govern
ment to lodge it author in the fortress,
if it feel strong enough. A rumor spread
tonight that thia course had been de
A larva crowd gathered at the Fin
land tation tonight where the deputies
were expected to arrive, but only a few
appeared and they were not molested;
neither wa there a demonstration.
Copies of the appeal to the people are in
the hands of all the St Petersburg news
paper, but will scarcely be printed to
morrow for the reason that a detach
ment of police is posted at the door of
every newspaper office in the city with
order not to permit any paper to leave
the buildings until authorized by the
The authorities hope by equally rig
orous measure to prevent its publication
in other cities, and in the meantime
nullify the fears of the people as to the
possible effect of the appeal.
Establish Provisional Government
A few days may witness the consti
tution of a "Provisional Government"
composed if an enlarged council of min
isters with the inclusion of the conser
vative members of the deposed lower
house, the counsellors of the empire and
men influential in tho life of the empire,
ho enn be induced to accept'munstnes
ithout portfolios and contribute their
authority and advico to the hard pressed
government. This is the solution, to
hich Premier Stolypin and the members
of his cabinet, who realize the enormous
nature of the task of tiding over the
country during the tempestuous era that
is now dawning, are turning, and it was
the subject of deliberation at a meeting
of the cabinet last night, and agnins
The Associated Press is informed that
majority of the members have become
converts to the idea. The Associated
Press is also informed that a ukase will
be lsued fixing the date for the elections
for parliament, for the first of Decem
ber (Russian style) and that popular
representation will not be abandoned.
Meanwhile the maes of the Russian
people, slow of thought and action, have
not yet roused themselves to the gigantic
upheaval, which is sure to follow the
dissolution of their parliament.
HOLDS LOVER'S CHILD
Iff HER LAP AT TRIAL
FULTO.Y, Mo., July 23,-The jury in
the murder case of Mrs. Edmund Bailey,
charged with being an accessory to the
killing of Jay Lawder, whom her hus
band shot, returned a verdict of acquittal
today, after having been out 40 hours.
Bailey was acquitted on Saturday. Bail
ey, an employe in Lewder coal mine,
shot Lawder dead upon learning of the
intimacy existing between Lawder and
Mr. Bailey. The reading of sensational
letters written to Lawder by Mrs. Bailey
was a feature of the trial. In her lap
Mr. Bailey held an infant whose fath
er, she te-tifled in the trial, was Lawder.
BOILER PLANT BLOWS UP.
PORTLAND, July 23.-A boiler fer
tilizer plant in the suburbs blew up this
afternoon killing Frank Pelton, aged 40,
and injuring F. F. Leutz, an alleged de
fective tank i said to be responsible for
ADDRESS TO PEOPLE
Parliament Appeals to People to
THEY SHOULD BE RULERS
Urge People To Refute to Pay Taxea
Until Popular Representation is
Granted People Declared
ST. PETERSBURG, July 23. Per
haps the most significant paragraph in
the address to the people formulated at
Viborg by members of the lower house
"Citizens, stand up for your trampled
on rights, for popular representation and
for an anti-partial Parliament
"Russia must not remain a day with
out popular representation. You posses
the means of acquiring it. The govern
ment has the without assent of popular
representatives no right to collect taxes
from the people nor summon the people
to military service; therefore, you are
now the government The dissolution of
Parliament waa justified in giving neith
er money nor soldiers.
"Should the government however con
tract loans in order to procure funds,
such loans will be invalid without the
consent of the popular representatives,
The Russian people will never acknowl
edge thera and will not be called upon
the pay them.
"Accordingly until a popular repre
sentative Parliament is summoned, do
not give a Kopeo to the throne or a
soldier- to the army. Be steadfast iu
yonr refusal. No power can resist the
united inflexible will of the people.
Citizens in this obligatory and unavoid
able struggle your representatives will
be with you." -
EXPLOSION; CARELESS SMOKER
MOUNT UNION, Pa., July 23.-Four
were killed and five injured in an ex
plosion of powder and dynamite at the
miners supply house of Jesse 0. Mc
Ciain near Robertsdale. The careless
ness of a miner smoking is believed to
be the cause.
Buildings falls; eight killed.
SOUTH FARMINGHAM, Miss., July
23. By the collapse of a building being
constructed here, eight are known to be
dead and a dozen injured. A search may
reveal further deaths as nearly forty
workmen were in the building at the
time of the collapse and ten are still
Engine, Express, Smoking
Accident Occurs at Diamond Lake
Thirty Miles From Spo
MANY PASSENGERS ARE HURT
Great Northern Passenger Plunge Down
Sixty-Foot Embankment and
is Engulfed in Waters of
SPOKANE, July 23.-The engine, ex
press car and smoking car of the Great
Northern fast train, west-bound, are
submerged in the deep waters of Dia
mond Lake about 30 mile from Spokane.
Nine men went down in the smoking
car- and were drowned, and the engine
crew are dead in deep water.
As the train came through the portal
of the tunnel the rails spread and the
engine plunged down a 60-foot embank
ment into the lake, and was followed by
the express car and smoker. The other
cars remained on the track. Their coup
lings were unbroken.
The wreck caught fire from illuminat
ing gas flames but were extinguished.
An unknown man in the day coach was
probably fatally injured by the explosion
of the gas tank.
Diamond lake, though a small body f
water, is about half a mile long, and
known to be 300 feet deep in places, and
it is thought the engine lies in 125 feet
List of Dead. '
Among the dead are:
ED MUNSON, engineer.
CHARLES DANNER, mail clerk.
GSORGE R. STICKLAND, express
GEORGE CURTIS, a lumberman of
T. J. DOLBOW, 2101 E. Pacific ave
ED NEWCOME, of the Surety Invest
ment Company, is missing.
List of Injured.
Those seriously injured are:
C. J. MOIflLLS, of Spokane, hands anl
JOHN LORD, of Seattle, left hand cut,
and face bruised and back hurt.
J. DURBIN of Spokane, hands cut and
otherwise badly injured.
TOM WALNCH, of Spokane, fingers
ELMER E. HALL, of Colfax, right
hand burned and face scalded.
HENRY E. BYORTJM, of Minot, N. D ,
badly burned and hurt internally.
Slight injured, a dozen.
SAN FRANCISCO SCHOOLS OPEN.
About Sixty Per Cent of Attendance
Before Fire Register.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 23.-The pub
lic schools of San Francisco opened to
day for the first time since the fire and
were well attended. As nearly thirty.
school buildings were ' destroyed, the
schools in some of the districts are
badly overcrowded and will be conducted
on the half day session plan until more
facilities are supplied. Conditions how
ever are more favorable than had been
expected by the authorities. School
Director Oliver estimated that the regis
tration is about 60 per cent of the chil
dren registered before April 18.
Bannerman's Statement Before Inter
parliamentary Congress Criticized.
'LONDON,' July 24. Newspapers this
morning comment on Premier Campbell
Bannerman's address before the inter
Parliamentary Union and the reply to
bi phrase, "The Russian Parliament is
dead; long live the Russian Parliament."
Conservative journal consider this lat
ter undiplomatic, and indiscreet while
others diplomatically correct the inter
pretation b suit the Emperor of Russia
while the Liberal organs characterize it
as a blend of high courage and deep
caution, and nothing over which diplo
macy can stumble. Perry Norman in tha
Daily Chronicle says that the phrase.
considering by whom it was said and
where, "Will echo round th world."
KRETZER WILL GET PURSE.
SEASIDE, Ore., July 23. As a reward
for his heroism in rescuing Leah Cohen,
the. little daughter of Leon Cohen, of
Portland, from death by drowning in the
breakers in front of the Hotel Moore,
at this place last Thursday, a purse of
$500 ha been presented to Harry Kret
zer. The sum was given by residents
and visitors, who are loud in their praise
of Kretzer'a brave act.
PLAN FOR CAMPAIGN
Republican Congressional Cam
paign Committee at Oyster Bay.
TALKS WITH THE PRESIDENT
Members of the Committee Confer Wita'
President Roosevelt and Arrive at
Complete Understanding; Head- '
quarters Are in New York
OYSTER BAY, July 23-The president
today entertained four members of the
republican congressional campaign com
mittee. The meeting was held prelimi
nary to opening the headquarters of the
committee in New York and to discuss
fully the situation so that there will bs
a complete understanding between tho
President and the committee and party
leaders. Those who attended were
Speaker Cannon, Representative Sher
man, Representative Loudenslagef, and
Congressman McKinley. At the conclu
sion of the conference Secretary Loeb on
behalf of the President, said:
"Plans for the congressional campaign
were gone over generally and the Presi
dent expressed himself as being in en
tire accord with the committee."
Chairman Sherman said: "The head
quarters of the republican congressional
camaign committee will be opened in the
St. James building in New York next
Wednesday. From that time the com
mittee will take an active part in the
campaign. The principal speakers of
the campaign will be Secretary of War
Taft; Secretary of the Treasury Shaw;
Speaker Cannon; Senator Beveridge, and
The campaign book is now in couwe
of production but will not be completed
for several weeks."
HOW WOULD YOU LIKE
TO BE THE ICE MAN?
CINCINNATI, July 23. Fifteen in-
dictments for restraint of trade in the
matter of advancing the price of ice were
returned by the grand jury today. Ten
individuals and five firms are indicted.
All are members of the ice dealers' ex
SEVEN SUITS FILED.
OMAHA, July. 23. Seven suits were
filed in the federal court today against
ranchmen in the western -part of the
State to compel them to remove unlaw
ful fences from the public domain. It
it alleged 253,000 acres are illegally in
closed. Several of the defendants are
among those under indictments for con
nection in alleged land frauds. .