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THURSDAY, AUGUST t, igofl.
BAR, BAYAND RIVER
Quiet Day On the Astoria Water
Chinese Prince Will Devise Con
stitution for China.
THE MORXIXG.ASTORIAN... ASTORIA, OREGON.
NEWS FROM THE COLUMBIA
REFORM COREAN GOVERNMENT
Potter Out On Saturday Sure Old J'
Officers Make New Captains The
Roanoke and Kilburn Due Down
Tomorrow Morning Notes
The steamer Atl, of the oil fleet
came in yesterday from California and
passed on up to the metropolis without
unnecessary delay here. She overtook
the steamer Meteor, which also arrived
in later, yesterday, at a point near St
George's reef, and anchored in good
water. She tendered aid but the tender
was not recognized and the Atlas came
on. The Meteor followed ten hours
later. She was refitting a crank-pin
that had gotten loose, when the Atlas
signalled her services, to which she re
sponded in the usual form, but was not
seen, ; perhaps. '
The Johan Poulsea is now in command
of Captain Reise, formerly the popular
first officer of the steamer Columbia,
and there are many oil friends of his
in this port, will be be glad to hail him
as master. Just before he left San
Francisco he went to look over the Col
umbia and he reports that work on, her
is being rushed with all possible speed,
and that she will start up the coast
about the 20th of the present month.
just as good as new and as popular as
erer. , .
Captain M. D. Staples, of the bar pilot
association, will leave up for Portland
on the bar schooner Joseph Pulitzer,
today or tomorrow, to place that valu
able and serviceable craft in the dry
dock, for a general overhauling, which
she needs, having been at sea now for
two years without being touched. She
will be substituted by tba State pilot
schooner San Jose, which will do bar
duty,. for the nest thirty days, being
fitted up comfortably for this service.
They have rushed repairs on the T. J.
Potter and she will-be out on duty on
Saturday nest. This will be a great
relief to the 0. R. 4 X. people in this
city, who have had to use every possible
expedient to handle the heavy north
shore business of that company all the
week, and which, of course, wag rela
tively bigger than if there was nothing
the matter with the Potter.
The steamers Roanoke and F. A. Kil
burn are due down from Portland early
tomorrow morning, enroute to the
southern coasts and ports.
The motor schooner Gerald C. will
leave out this morning at 4 o'clock for
The steamer Johan Poulsen arrived
in from San Francisco yesterday and
went directly on to Portland.
The schooner F. W. Jewett went to
sea yesterday with 600,000 feet of lum
ber, loaded at Goble, for Redondo.
The oil steamer Richmond arrived in
from San Francisco, yesterday, and sped
on up the river to the metropolis.
apaneaa Officials at Port Arthur Charge
the Russians With Attempting
to Hide Large Sums
VICTORIA, B. C, August l.-Aecord-
ing to advices brought by the steamer
Empress of Japan, Professor llattori,
who has returned to Japan from Peking,
say a commission headed by Prince Su
has undertaken a translation of the con
stitutions of the principal nations of the
world with a view to compiling a con
stitution for China. The work ia not
expected to be completed for 12 years.
Arrangements are Wing made to issue a i
paper currency in tnina about a year
Marquis Ito has made the following
proposals to the Corean government for
administrative reform for Coiea:
Promotion of Japanese industries, ex
tension of general education and'adop
tion of a system of appointment by
merit, reform of the financial admim
t rat ion of government and imperial
household, drawing distinctive line be
tween court and cabinet and amnesty
for Corean political offenders in Japan.
The British steamer Sainan was at
tacked by pirates while proceeding from
Canton to Wuchow, July 13. The crew
fought, but could not prevent the board
ing of pirates in numbers. Dr. Mc
Donald, ship's surgeon, and two other
officers were killed, the captain and
four other European officers of the crew
being seriously injured. The vessel was
looted by the pirated and her cargo car
ried off in Chinese junks.
Japanese officials at Port Arthur
charge the Russians with attempting to
conceal large sums of money which by
virtue of the Portsmouth treaty were to
have been handed over to Japan in con
sequence of the capture of the fortress.
The Russian cruiser Xovik, which
10, 1904. and was wrecked on the Sag
halin coast, has been re-floated by the
Japanese salvage- Meamer -' K wan to
Maru. '; ' '' " ' '
Japanese policemen are seeking an
increase in pay, the policeman's wages
being from $4.50 to $7.50. They ask
to be increased to from $6 to $10, and
sergeants pay will be increased to from
$8.50 to $15 per month. The present
wage is from $7.50 to $12.50 per month.
The rate war between Japanese and
British steamships on the China coast
is still reducing fares and freights. On
the Bangkok Swatow line, passengers
are being carried and berthed and fed
free of charge by the German and Brit
ih lines opposing the Japanese service.
An amalgamation has been made be
tween the three Japanese Bteamship
companies on the Yangtse to fight the
The steamer Mahenow, which arrived
tonight from Australia with 4(50 pas
sengers, brought news of an exciting
scene in the Australian Parliament when
Mr. Norton charged a labor members
with grafting and agreed to resign on
condition that the latter member so did
and they both would contest his seat.
The labor men agreed amidst loud sheer
ing and both at once left the chamber.
CLO T HES
THE MAN OF IDEAS IN THE ART OF
GOOD DRESSING IS EVER ON THE
LOOKOUT FOR SMART SUMMER
CLOTHES THAT FIT AS WELL AS
A FULL LINED GARMENT WE HAVE
FOUND JUST SUCH CLOTHES, FULL
SHOULDERED, PERFECT FITTING
CLOTHES THAT LOOK WHAT THEY
ARE AND ARE WHAT THEY LOOK-
Clothes for Gentlemen
TEE PRICES ARE ALL REDUCED TO
CLOSE OUR SUMMER LINES
P. A. STOKES
"Good Clothes for Men Who Know"
V V . bh "11;
Copyright 190J by
Hart Schifner Sr Man
SEE OUR WINDOWS
WE HAVE SECURED THE AGENCY
' FOR DR. DEIMEL'S LINEN MESH
UNDERWEAR, AND CARRY A FULL
LINE IN STOCK IT IS IN OUR
OPINION THE ACME OF SENSIBLE
UNDERCLOTHING WEAR IT ALL
THE YEAR ROUND AND BE WELL
THOSE OUTING COLLARS WE ARB
SHOWING ARE CUTTING A WIDE
SWATH IN THE LINEN COLLAR
BUSINESS FOR SUMMER SAVE
YOURSELF THE ANNOYANCE OF A
WILTED COLLAR BY WEARING ONE
P. A. STOKES
"Good Clothes for Men Who Know"
PRESIDENT OF MUTUAL SAYS POL
ICYHOLDERS' STATEMENTS ARE
UNTRUE; CALLS UNTERMYER A
LIAR; UNTERMYER SAYS SAME.
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'. Tinware, Silver Plated
Ware, Stoves and
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of the Buying Public to
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FOARD & STOKES CO.
XEW YORK. August l.-Pifcsident
Charles A. Peabody, of the Mutual Life
Insurance Company yesterday made pub'
lie a letter he has addressed to Samuel
Untermyer, counsel for the Interna
tional Policyholders' Committee.
The letter is an answer to one sent
the Mutual trustees by Mr. Untermyer
July 25, requesting a duplicate of the
list of policyholders which the company
had prepared by the stencil process,
declaring that the list filed at Albany
was grossly inaccurate and charging
that the stencil list was prepared to
enable the Peabody administration to
send foreign literature' to the policy-
ers at the company's expense.
In In his letter to Mr. Untermyer Sir.
Peabody says in part :
"Xo campaign literature has been or
will be sent out from the lists at the
"You have voluntarily created a body
which you have styled a 'policyholders'
committee' of which less than one-third
are members of this company. These
gentlemen for reasons which I presume
are entirely satisfactory to themselves.
permit you to use them for the purpose
of giving weight to your reckless and
untruthful statements about, the offi
cers and trustees of this company.
"Your letter of July 25 is full of state
ments that are not true and of insinua
tions and ineundos that are not sus
tained by existing facts."
In reply, Mr. Untermyer wrote Presi
dent Peabody last night, in part as
"It is impossible to properly char
acterize the statement in vour letter
without impairing the dignity of the
contest I repeat the charge that the
circular letter under date of July 2,
which has been mailed to the policy
holders at an expense of over $15,000
contains grossly inaccurate statements.
I refer especially to the statement, 'No
one who was directly or indirectly re
sponsible for the conditions that existed
in and prior to the year 1905, remains
in the service of the company.'"
WHITE MEN FORCED TO LABOR IN
TURPENTINE CAMPS GUARDED
BY NEGROES -BEATEN AND
KILLED IF THEY TRY TO ESCAPE
A. A. SAARI.
Photographer, first-class work, satis
faction guaranteed, 21a Fourteenth St.,
opposite Foard & Stokes.
In Self Defense
Major Hamm, editor and manager of
the Constitutionalist, Eminence, Ky.,
when he was fiercely attacked four year
ago by piles, bought a box of Bucklen's
Arnica Salve, of which he says: It
cured me in ten dnys and no trouble
since." Quickest healer of Burns, Sores
Cuts and Wounds. 25c at Charles Rogers
arug store. a tig
XKW YORK. August l.-Another man
returned from Floradl to the fast side
yesterday with a story of peonage in
Florida and an other letter ha been
received from a man there begging ail.
There are still fifty immigrant who
are known to have started for the
Florida camps within the last ix
months, who have not been heard of
David Krill, who lived with his sister,
Mrs. Jennie Abramowitz. cafe home
after an absence in Florida of several
weeks. When he left this city for the
turpentine camps he was in good health
When he came home yesterday his sis
ter did not recognize him and attempted
to drive him out of her flat. His back
was black and blue ami still marked
with deep red scars where he said he
had been whipped. He had been taken
to Jacksonville, he said, and from tliei .
to Mateo. He wis then carried to a
camp in the woods, where there were
huts and negro guards. At the end of
two weeks, he said, he found that he
owed the company $24 above hi
promised $12 a week. He was still
strong and decided to escape. He ran
away one night ami in the morning
found that he was lost. Later in the
day he was recaptured and beaten.
The next morning while he was at
work in the swamp, one. of those with
whom he had shared the company stores
slipped $30 to him which he said he had
kept hidden in a boot. This man did not
dare to escape but he begged Krill to
take the money and if possible to get
noth so as to tell of the horrors of
the slave camp. That night when lie
saw the guards were asleep Krill slip
ped through the lines and managed to
reach a city. He worked his way as far
as Baltimore and from there walked to
his sister's home in this city.
Mrs. Bernard Skint of 202 Cherry
street, received the following letter from
her son yesterday, dated Mobile, Ala.:
"I do not dare to give the exact place
where I am. This is written at night
and forwarded bye friend in greater dan
ger than I am. If he should be caught
with it he would be killed like a hog 11s
other have been. I escaped and walked
100 miles in four day when I was
found and brought back and beaten. One
thing I would say and that is that the
negroes would not do it if they were
not afraid of the white men."
ARE YOU A BON VIVANT?
The pith of life, after all, is a good
feed. The good things of this life are
not si a rule easily found, so that it is
a pleasure to find so close it hand
flrst-claas up-to-date establishmeent,
whre one gets those good things at
every meal, like the Palace Restaurant,
on Commercial street. The home of the
ton vlvant, tf
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of troubles that robbed E. II. Wolfe, of
Bear Grove, Li., of all usefulness, came
when he began taking Electric Bitters.
He writes; "Two years ago' kidney
trouble caused me great suffering, which
I never would have survived had I not
taken Electric Bitters. They also cured
me of general debility." Sure cure for
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SATURDAY AND SUNDAY MATINEE, "MONTE CRISTO"
Summer Prices, 15c, 25c. and 35c
J$ he xk?
Stan August Right By a Visit
to the Bee Hive
Today's special bargains are the
most extraordinary, truly sensa
tional values ever offered in As
toria. A lot of short ends in
pretty Lawns and Ginghams.
These remnants will be sold at
half of actual remnant price.
MIDSUMMER MILLINERY SALE
The very latest ideas in Ladies' White
Duck Hats for summer wear. These hats
are going at bed-rock prices. For instance: .
' 70 CENT HATS FOR Co CENTS
go CENT HATS FOR Co CENTS
I1.33 HATS FOR 90 CENTS
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