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VOLUME LXI NO. 203
ASTORIA, OREGON; THURSDAY. AtTGUST 2. 1906
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Judge OlcotPs Firm Drop,
ped From Thaw Case.
NOTIFIED BY MOTHER
Firm of Hartridge & Peabody
Are Now in Charge of
PLEA EMOTIONAL INSANITY
Dtfenx Will Rely on Emotional In
sanity and Will Endeavor to
Show Justification Under the
NEW YORK, August l.-Ylelding to
the persuasion of her on, Harry Thaw.
Mr. William Thaw today dlpened
with th services of th firm of Blsck.
GlcoLL GruUx A Jlonyage, whom she
had retained to conduct tlx defense of
the young man, on the charge of rour
dering Stanford White. Thi action wa
taken follow inn a family council last
night. Mr a, Thaw, notifying the firm of
' the action sgreed upon by letter today,
and akfng that all paper, and data
connected with the caae be turned over
to Hartrldge and Tcabody. Thl i Uk-
en to mean that hla pica of "not guilty"
will stand and th.it emotional Insanity
and the evidence going to show justifl
caltnn under the "unwritten law" will
be relied upon to secure an acquittal.
It i understood Hartrldge will be at
luted in the defense by several other
lawyer, Including one of the mot noted
lawyer in the United State. Olcott
declined to dleu the mutter.
MUTINEERS FIRED ON.
HELSlXtiEOUS. August 1 (10 P. M.)
At 7 o'clock tonight the battleship
Czarevitch and the cruiser Bogntyr
opened fire on the mutineer at a dint
ance of fifty cable length. The muti
neer replied but the shot seemed to
fall short. The firing ceased at 0 o'clock
and boats wem een leaving the Island
ST. PETERSBURG, August 2.-Prom
lor Stolypin proceeded by yacht yester
day to Peterhof, where he laid before
the Emperor for hie signature the for
mal nknac appointing Count Ileyden
Prince Nichnla a. Lvoff and Alexander
OueliofT to portfolios in the re-organized
BEFORE LABOR COUNCIL.
SAN FRANCISCO, August l.-A new
eale of wage and condition for cook
and waiters adopted by the San Fran
cisco Labor Council ia now before the
National Labor Council for ratification.
Under the new schedule the waiter re
ceivers two dollar for n day of ten
THIS BEATS. THE "YELLOWS"
ST. PETERSBURG, August l.-A re
actionary newspaper of Moscow pub
lished the news of the murder of M.
Hertzenstein yesterday morning, more
than 12 hour before the perpetration of
the crime, and several hour before the
murder information wn asked by tele
phone regarding the crime.
PEACE IN THAW FAMILY.
NEW YORK, Aug. 1. Harry Thaw's
wife end mother visited him in prison
this morning together.
American Going to Berlin Offers Aid in
Compelling German Companies Pay.
HAN FRANCISCO, August 1.-J, II,
(lore, a Virginian, who 1 going to Berlin
a official delegate from tht United
State to the International Congress of
Actuaries to be held In the fierman enp
itnl neat month, ha written to Mayor
Submits offering hi ervl a mediator
between the Ran Francisco policyholders
and the Herman Insurance companie.
Mayor Schmlti in a letter accepting the
"I ihould appreciate It very much If
you would take tkl matter up with th
German government a we art having
a great deal of trouble with the German
liiMirance comjianica. more than with
any of the other companie. At the
present time they have taken the stand
that they will pay no los whatever from
fire bccatine the earthquake damaged the
building before the lira totally destroy
ed them. ThU I absolutely untrue.
The damage from earthquake In San
Francico wa very alight a can le read
ily aeen in that portion of the city which
wa untouched by fire."
CHOLERA IN MADRID.
MADRID. Augut 1. Several aporadic
cae of cholera are here and there I
enniderable alarm. Contaminated water
U believed responsible.
PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE.
At Tacoma Spokane 0, Tacoma 2.
At Seattle-Seattle 3, Oakland 18.
At FreanoFreano 2, Los Angele 3.
SHOOTS 101 iun
Tonopah Gambler Mistakes Friends
KILLS ONE, WOUNDS OTHER
Patsey Dyer Kills Conductor, and
Wound County Recorder Is
, Overcome When He Finds
Out His Mistake.
AUSTIN, Nov., August 1. On Tue
day Patsey Dyer, a gambler of Tonopah
and Jack O'Brien, a bartender, from
Monhattan. had quarrel in a saloon
here and when they parted there was
an understanding that when next they
met they would meet shooting.
About 8 o'clock Dyer went looking
for O'Brien and turning a corner saw
Alliert Williams a conductor of the Ne
vada Central, and County Recorder. II.
W, Dyer, standing together and in the
inoolight mistook Williams for O'Brien
and Dyer for Louis Woodcock, O'Brien's
partner. Without a word Dyer fired three
shots, one bullet entering William'
brain and killed him. and another bullet
truck Dyer in the left leg between the
onklo and knee breaking both bones.
Dyer was arrested, but being Intoxicat
ed did not realize the enormity of the
crime, Today Ryer wa taken to Dyer's
home and Identified and later taken to
view the remains of Williams.
Thinking up to the time that ho saw
Williams' body that he had killed
O'Brien, Dyer collapsed.
LABORERS BADLY NEEDED.
CHICAGO, August l.-A circular 1ms
been issued by the Atchison, Topeka &
Santa Fe Railroad to all its district rep
resentatives in the United States notify
ing them of the difficulties being en
countered in the rebuilding of San Fran
cisco owing to a scarcity of nil classes of
labor. The statement declares that be
cause of the inability of employers to
secure sufficient labor, skilled and un
skilled, despite the high wages being
offered, the work of reconstructing San
Francisco is being badly retarded. Ac
cording to tho circular men nre needed
in the building trades and the demand
for thousands of structural iron workers
is especially urgent.
Idaho Republicans Name
a Full Ticket. '
BORAH FOR SENATOR
tion Score Victory Over
"INSURGENTS" ARE ROUTED
Ticket Composed of Gooding, Governor;
E. A. BurrilL Lleut-Gov.j G. H. Ste
wart, Supreme Justice; B. Lee,
Congressman ; Borab,Snator (
POCATELLO. Idaho, August l.-The
Idaho republican state convention today
nominated for Governor. Frank R. Good
ingj Lieutenant-Governor, K. A. Bur-
Hllj Justice of the Supreme Court, Geo,
if. Stewart; member of Congress, Bur
ton Le French; United State Senator,
W. E. Borah, and a full state ticket.
Fifty or ixty insurgent delegate from
Northern and Eastern Idaho who or
ganized last night to fight what they
termed "machine" and "gag" rule, were
in caucus again this morning and re
ceived a reportl frcdu tlieir steering
committee, appointed lat night. The
committee recommended that the can
didate who were turned down in the
caucus of party leader be placed in
nomination before the convention in op
poxition to the "state" ticket, but while
in -Mil gents were practically unanimous in
their desire to fight the state ticket,
they generally admitted that the
Gooding-Brady-Borah combination con
trolled more than a majority of the 2!19
delegates and that the opposition can
didates would stand little show before
After excluding from its hall all
delegate favoring "program ticket" and
all outsiders, the insurgents voted to
first center their strength on Dr. Hugh
France, of Wallace for Governor in op
position to Gooding.
At ft caucus of the delegates favoring
the Gooding-Bonih Brady ticket, hold
before the convening of the convention,
the Bannock, Canyon and Cassia County
delegation joined the other delegations
indorsing the state ticket, thus assuring
the nomination of the ticket agreed to
by the leaders. State Chairman James
It. Brady called the convention to order
and announced that the state central
eommittee'had agreed upon the follow
ing for temporary officers of the con
vention! Chairman, B. C. Bnrbar, Nez Perce;
secretary, Addison C. Smith, Twin Falls;
assistant secretary, W. S. Chaney, Poca
tello. This recommendation was indors
ed by the convention, following which a
committee was appointed to escort to
the rostrum United States Senator Hey-
burn, Congressman French, Governor
Gooding and W. E. Borah. Senator Hey
burn was the first to appear and was
When Governor Gooding. W. E. Borah
and Congressman French were escorted
into the hall together the convention
cheered and applauded for fully a min
ute. Temporary Chairman Barbar's
speech was brief. His reference to Presi
dent Roosevelt was applauded, and when
he referred to the determination of the
republicans of Idaho to uphold Gover
nor Gooding, it seemed to be interpreted
to the prosecution of the so-called dyna
miters' case at Caldwell and there was
Republicans All Requested to Give Dol
lar to Bar Campaign Expenses.
NEW YOftK, August 1. Congressman
Sh Titian, chairman of the RepublU-afl
Congreiorml Committee said yesterday
that the response to bis appeal to every
republican voW to contribute to the
nyitiblii-an fund ha been very satis
"We have figured," he said, "that
probably not more than ten republican
in 100 will see the appeal. If one out
of every ten, however, sent u a dollar,
we will have enough to meet the e
penwa of our campaign. According to
the vote for Roosevelt there are 7,000,
000 republicans in the country. One dol
lar from one per cent of thcae would
give u $:am."
Mr. Sherman was asked what the
rallying cry of the campaign would be.
He nwered: "Prosperity and Roose
velt, and you may add that the record
of the last congress will also be mad"
a part of the argument to voters. We
have every reason to ) proud of that
record, although prosperity and Roose
velt I inspiring enough."
LIBERALS WILL DEMONSTRATE
ST. PETERSBURG, August l.-Tlie
Liberal are planning imposing demon
stration here and at Moscow for the
funeral of thei murdeid ex-Deputy
Hertzenstein. Judging from the present
temper of the people, thee demonstra
tions may result in collision and blood
shed aiich a marked the interment of
Prince Troubetakqy. The murder is
ascribed to the Black Hundred.
Grand Jury Will Inquire Into In'
POLICIES NOT PAID IN FULL
San Francisco Policyholders Are Com
pelled to Accept Less Than Full
Amount Due Them on
SAN FRANCISCO, August 1-To sup
port the charge of criminal conspiracy
which the grand jury is trying to fix upon
the insurance brokers, who have com
pclled policyholder to accept less than
was due them on their losses a subpoena
waa issued today directing Prof. A. W.
Whitney, insurance expert of the Uni
versity of California, to produce evi
dence of the settlements made. Whit
ney is in clwrga of the insurance Bureau
of the Merchants' Exchange and the In
terior Bureau, to trace as nearly as
possible every settlement made subse
quent to the great fire,
THREE SWEDES KILLED.
SPOKANE, August 1. The explosion
of dynamite at the extension of the
Northern Pacific eight miles from Cul
desao tonight resulted in the death of
three men and the serious injury of an
other. The men were Swedes employed
by Frank Johnson at Camp No. 3.
DES MOINES, August l.-The repub
lican state convention today renomi
nated Cummins as chief executive on
the first elective ballot completed
the nominations for state officers, but
with few contests, adopted a platform
favoring the "Reciprocity inaugurated
by Blaine and advocated by McKinlcy
and Roosevelt," and adjourned.
PARIS, August 1. In accordance with
an order issued by the Emperor of Rus
sia, tho American Syndicate, represented
by Bnron Loicq de' Lobel, is authorized
to begin the work of the trans-Siberian-Alaskan
railroad project. ,
No Important Change In
CANNONADING GOES ON
Report Current That Four Ships
of Baltic Fleet are in
GUARD CRONSTADT CLOSELY
Streets ef Fortress Swarm With Loyal
Troops Excitement in St Peters
burg is Intense News is Very
Hard to Obtain.
HANGO FLEET MUTINIES.
. ' '
VIBORG, August is re-
ported here that the Russian fleet
stationed at Hango, Finland, has O
mutined. imprisoned the officers,
and sailed to the assistance of
the mutineers at Sveaborg.
HELSINGFORS. August 2 (1:40 A.
M.) Except in the vicinity of the fort,
the town presents practically a nominal
aspect. During the evening large crowds
assembled on the quays, listening to the
cannonade and watching the dense col
umns of smoke rising from the Islands.
AH traffic in the harbor is prohibited.
Railroal traffic with St. Petersburg is
White Flag Hoisted.
The white flag has been hoisted on one
of the islands, but it is premature to say
whether the revolutionists have surren
dered or not. In any event however, the
fire from the battleship Slavs and an
other warship undoubtedly had its ef
fect The mutineers report that the
Slava was struck several times by their
fire. Last evening the strike committee
declared a general strike to begin at 7
o'clock having received the intimation
that otherwise Helsingfors would be
bombarded. Up to midnight however
there was no evidence of this strike.
The Senate has issued special orders
to all governors to adopt measures to
maintain public order and security and
to strengthen the regular forces witi
civilians. Revolutionists of Finland have
issued an appeal to the troops to sup
port the people in their fight for land
News Awaited With Anxiety.
ST. PETERSBURG, August 2 (12:15
A. M.) St. Petersburg is anxiously
awaiting the news of the outcome of
yesterday's battle between the muti
neer and the government forces at
Sveaorg. No definite information has
reached here owing to the damage done
to the overland telegraph wires. Ad
vices received by the government by
wireless were not divulged. Great im
portance is attached to the conduct of
the fleet. According to semi-official in
timations, the crews are still under
control of the officers, but private ad
vices say a portion of the crews has
been confined for fear of a mutiny.
Four Ships In Complete Revolt.
A rumor was in circulation here to
night that four ships of the Baltic
squadron were in complete mutiny and
roaming at large in the Gulf of Finland
and that the commandant at Cronstadt
had been notified to be prepared for an
attack by the vessels. It is worthy of
(Continued on page 8)
Reports of Uprising of Mexicans Against
Americans Are Untrue.
WASHINGTON, August 1-Tl.e State
Department has received the following
dispatch from Ambassador Thompson at
the City of Mexico s - .
"You will plea cause the Associated
Press to say that statement in American
paper relative to an uprising of Mexi
can against Americans in Mexico Sep
tember 16 is without foundation so far
a is discoverable in Mexico were seem
ingly all known of uch uprising comes
from reading American papers received
in thia city. '
"President Diaz assures me this morn
ing, as he did a week since that he U
unable to find cause for any of the
alarming interviews and statements re
ported to have been given out by Amer
icans returning to the United State
"The Mexican Government, however,
because of the alarming stories put in
circulation are vigilant to the last de
gree and should disturbances develop
at any point the offender will I dealt
with a their case may permit. The
real way organizations have been named
in some American newspaper articles as
the instigators of the anti-American
sentiment. Last night the chief officers
(Mexican) of one of the two organiza
tions in Mexico (the Grand Liga de Era
plicado de Frerocarril), called to tell
of the great injustice the American
press is doing their business and saying
that their people had no grievances,
against either the Mexican government
or the foreigners, their sole object being
to propagate peaceably a better condi
tion or the railway employes."
HE FISH FIGHT
Frazer River Canners Paying 8
WILL PAY FORTY CENTS SOON
War For Fish Starts Among the Can
ners and the Scale of Prices
Agreed On Has Been
VANCOUVER. August 1 (Special)
A fierce war for fish has been started
among the Frazer river canners and fish
are now being sold at eight cents each,
more than the scale agreed upon at the
beginning of the season. It is believed
40 cents apiece will be paid by the can
ners in a day or two.
GARDEN CITY, Kas, August 1. By,
the explosion of a locomotive on a Santa;
Fe freight train at Mansfield today, en
gineer E. E. Holmes and an unknown
boy were killed. Fireman E. W. Quin
tan wa seriously injured. It was
Holmes' second trip.
WILL CROSS CONTINENT.
SAN FRANCISCO. August l.-From
San Francisco to New York in 15 days
is the time planned by L. L. Whitman,
ad C. S. Cariss. who will leave this city
today in a six-cylinder runabout in an
effort ' to lower the transcontinental
motor car record. Whitman and Cariss
are holders of the present record of 33
days which they made in two cylinder
car in 1904.
BERLIN, August 1. A company hav
ing the object of experimenting with
motor airships, was organized here yes
terday. Admiral Von Holtman was elect
ed president and distinguished men were
chosen directors. The Emperor's in
fluence directly brought about the move
ment to make a systematic investiga
tion of air navigation and, with practi
cally unlimited , capital to experiment
with motor airships.