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VOLUME LXI NO. i!0.p
ASTORIA, OREGON SATURDAY. AUGUST 4, 1906
PRICE FIVE CENTS
General Strike Paralyzes
RESULT IS IN BALANCE
Russia on Verge of Oisorders
Which May Lead to Reign
DICTATORSHIP IS PROBABLE
Incipient Mutiny oa Cruiser Bogttyr it
Quickly Quelled and Mutineer! Art
Arretted Motcow Regiment
ii Dissatisfied With SUtui
ST. PETERSBURG, August 4 (2:45
A, M.) St. Peter-burf I in darkness
tonight. The rait tot a etrikt in this
city has alreay been an-wered by 20,000
factory hands. 1
The employees of the electric
lighting plant, always the earliest
barometle record of political condition.
ed working during the afternoon in
obedience to cell for a general strike.
It will be impoible to predict the
eurces of thin universal political etrike
until Monday a the workmen in St.
Peterburg end the province. have two
holiday, Saturday the fete day of the
empre dowager, and Sunday their
regular holiday. The only available In
dex to the tituntion I the railroad. Up
to this time, working railroading em
ployees hove not heeded the call for
strike, exept in the eae of one insignifi
cant road, hut which iwilted In a warm
fight with the Cossack ht night.
Fate of Cabinet in Doubt.
The fate of the Stolypin cabinet sways
in the bnlanre and Rula U upon the
verge of disorders, which may lead
either to a reign of the military, or- the
It ran be stated definitely that steps
toward a dictatorship may be taken
Sunday or Monday by nomination of
Grand Duke Nicholas, to the chief com
mand of all troops in Russia. This mat
ter was the subject of an earnest dis
union during nn interview between the
Kmperor ami Stolypin yesterday from
which the premier returned to a greatly
vexed state of mind.
The Associated Press is informed from
high sources that if the nomination of
Grand Duke Nicholas to Post Com
mnndcr in Chief, is made, it will be
"For the purpose of harmonking the
activity of all troops without reference
to political affairs" but Stolypin 1
scarcely disposed to regard the nomina
tion hi this high light. Pickets of cav
alry ami Infantry were most conspicuous
feature on the htivets of St. Petersburg
last night. Business houses generally
barred their windows, ns they did in
thq days of the great October strike.
Practically nl! street cars have stop
ped running and the cabmen threaten
to cease work today.
HELSINOFORS, August 3 (11 :17 P.
M,) An incipient mutiny broke out to
day on the Russian cruiser Bogatyr. It
was immediately put down with the
arrest of 200 sailors on board.
MOSCOW REGIMENT DISAFFECTED.
ST. PETERSBURG. August 3. It is
circumstantially asserted that there Is
serious 'dissatisfaction among the Mos
cow regiment of the guards quartered in
St. Petersburg. ' Demands were formu
lated by the men both eoonomio and
political, The Cossacks have been sent
to the barracks of this regiment.
Former Secretary Navy Sayi Plymouth
Borkerj Were Not So Good.
NEW YORK. AiiKiiftt 3.-A apodal
to the Tribune from Plymouth, Mum.,
.lohii 1). Long, former Secretary of the
Navy, stirred up a lot of excitement
here, at the Tt-rcenuary of the first
church of Plymouth by his address on
the Pilgrim Fathers.
"The saints in Plymouth colony can
be counted on the finger." he said.
"Some of the very elect were fal to
their trust and used their positions t
feather their own nels falser to the
tru-t than any president of a modern
fn-uranca company. Within the firt de
cade social vice infested the commun
ity drunkenness, bickering, slander,
llcent iount. and even crimes against
nature were common. All this took
(dace in a community of very limited
number. No New England village of
today need fear comparison with the
early Plymouth colony."
SPEECH WAS BRILLIANT.
NEW YORK, August 3.-A special to
the Herald from Asbury Park, N. J.,
"The mot brilliant speech on the sub
ject I have ever heard. It would do
much god to all the countries concern
ed." said Senor Ignaclo Calderon, Min
uter from Bolivia to the United Bute,
when seen at the Colonial Hotel here
last night and asked for hi views on
Secretary Root' speech at the Pan
American gathering at Rio Janeiro.
"We of the Americas should be
brought closer together,'' he continued.
"I have always favored aucb move.
Deposed Prophet Is Not Candidate
TWO OTHERS ENTER LISTS
Voliva Announces His Candidacy For
Priest of Zion City and A. E.
Bills Also Aspires to the
CHICAGO, August 3. Two candidates
died certificates of nomination for the
otllce of General Overseer of the Chris
tian Apostolic Catholic ehurvli in Zion
Citv. in the United States Circuit Court
today. The candidates are Wilbur Glen
Voliva who took charge of the church
and Zion City, after Dowie had been
suspended, and Alfred E. Bills, a for
mer adherent of Dowie, who claims to
be opposed to Voliva. Dowie, through
his attorney disclaims any connection
with Bills, who is said be a large prop
erty owner in Zion City, where he has
been a resident for five years. Dowie,
through his attorneys announces he will
not a candidate.
TORPEDOED A DERELICT.
NKW YORK, Aug. 3,-Tha United
State cruiser Tacoma, anchored off
Tompkinsville, last night received a
wirclcs messcnge from the United States
cruiser- Columbia saying that the latter
vesfel had found, and torpedoed n' dere
lict oft" Absecom light and that having
accomplished her mission, the Columbia
would sail for Tompkinsville at once
nnd arrive there today.
GOVERNOR CONTRIBUTES DOLLAR.
NKW YOltK, Aug. 3 Gov. Iliggins sent
his dollar yesterday to the Republican
Congressional - Campaign Committee.
With it ho sent this letter to Represent
ative Shoininn of the committees "Per
mit me 'to follow the splendid example
of President Roosevelt and to enclose
my dollar as a contribution to the cam
paign fund which the committee is now
Prosecutor Hency Pro
duces New Evidence.
LEDGER IS FEATURE
Government Uses Books of Butte
Creek. Company to Aid
in It's Case. - -
MAY CONCLUDE CASE TODAY
Expected Jury Will Be Given Case For
Decision Letters of H.ndricka
to A tent Clark E.
PORTLAND. August 3.-The long
trial of Hamilton 1L Hendricks for sub
onution of perjury, Is Bearing a close.
At noon today the defendant stepped
down from the witnea stand after hav
ing been for nearly nine hour the ob
ject of scathiiig cross-examination at
the hands of Special Prosecutor Hency
and the defending questions of Judge
Bennett, his counsel The case will prob
ably go to the jury late tomorrow.
Judge Bennett at noon announced that
the defense might call no more wit
nesses, but that the rest of it time
would be short at most. Mr. Heney
said, tfiat the Government's remittal
evidence would not occupy more than
half an hour.
Mr. Heney resumed cross-examination
of Hendricks when court opened this
morning. The most important feature
of the cross-examination was one of the
Butte Creek Company's old ledgers,
which Hendricks had sent to Fossil for.
This was offered to contradict Hend
rick's explanation regarding a conversa
tion with Henry Johnson, one of the
homesteader, in which he said Johnson
told him that the company had been
charging him rent for the bouse he lived
in, whereas he wasn't to be charged
To this Hendricks testified that he an
awered that he wouldn't charge him any
more rent, that it was not right and he
would drop it. The point in the govern
ment's ease Is that the ledger intro
duced, showing the company's account
with Johnson, contains no entry indicat
ing that any rent was ever charged
Johnson testified that it was part of
his agreement with Hendricks that ha
was to receive free house rent as part of
the consideration for taking up a home
stead and transferring it to the com
pany. Mft Heney introduced and read sev
eral letters written by Hendricks, one
of which was a communication to Clark
K. Loomis, then a special agent of tha
government, in which he declared that
one Thomas Grant was angry with him
and was trying to make trouble for him
by circulating the report that the com
pany was cutting timber on government
Willaro" N, Jones and Thaddeus Stev
ens Potter, who were convicted of con
spiracy to suborn perjury before Judge
Hunt last year, will come before him
for sentence tomorrow morning, after
which the bill of exceptions will be
settled, before taking an appeal to the
h idier court.
YESTERDAY'S BASEBALL SCORES
At Hoquiam Butte 5. Gray's River 0.
At Tacoma Spokane 2, Tacoma 11.
Pacific Coast League.
At Seattle Seattle 4, Oakland 1.
At Oakland Portland 5, San Fran
At Fresno Los Angeles 8, Fresno 1.
STEALS VALUABLE VIOLIN,
Thief Calmly Walks Into Music House,
nd Escape Without Being Seen,
ALBANY, Ore., Auut 3.-Walkin
into Davenport' Music Houe, 1 thix
city, yesterday afternoon, in his shirt
sleeves, a young trngr calmly stole
a valuable violin and successfully made
hi ewape. He pretended to Inspect vio
ins, with a view to purchase one. and
when Mm. Davenport, who was waiting
on him, turned for a moment to speak
to another customer, he walked out.
The aWnce of the violin he was looking
at was not noticed for a few minute,
and by that time all trace of the calm
thief wa lost.
STOCKHOLDERS MUST DIG.
HAMBURG, August 3.-At an extra
ordinary meeting of the stockholder of
the Hamburg-Bremen Fire Insurance
Company it was announced the com
pany's losse ss a result of the San
Francisco disaster are $4,365,000. Re
serve on hand amounted to $2,500,000
and therefore it will be necessary for
the stockholders to pay 50 per cent on
BOOKKEEPER GOES WRONG.
PITTSBURG. August 3.-Alfred S.
Hixton, bookkeeper for the Union Trust
Company In this city, who is under ar
rest, and I said to have confessed to
peculations amounting to $125,000, is
locked up in jail owing to his failure t
secure bonds' in the sum of $20,000 for
his release. It is said Hixton's confes
sion has implicated a fellow employes
who ha left the city.
MINES CLOSE DOWN
Company Causes Strike By Refus
ing Union's Demands.
FIVE THOUSAND MEN GO OUT
Butt Union Demands That Company
Discharge An Employ Behind in -Hia
BUTTE, Aug. 3 On account of closing
Boston and Montana smelters at Great
Falls, through a striker in the Smelter
men's Union, the Butte mines of the
Boston & Montana Copper Mining Com
pany, five in number, employing 3000
men. closed down tonight.
The strike is due to the insistence
of five union men, that a union man be
hind in his dues be dismissed by the
company, but the company discharged
the quintet and a strike followed. In
all about 5000 men are affected.
RUINED BY CIGARETTES.
' CHICAGO, August 3. A dispatch to
the Record-Herald from New Orleans
"That an alarming percentage of the
young men of the cities of the south
are physically unfit to enter the army,
owing to cigarette smoking, late hours,
and other bad habits," is the statement
of ' Lieutenant . W. E. Bennett, Jr, in
charge of the local recruiting office.
Lieutenant Bennett says that out of a
total of 106 applicants during July only
2!) men were accepted. Out of the same
number of applicants in any of the new
states west of the Mississippi river or
in Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, the number
of enlistments would have been as higl
as 00 or 80. Cigarette smoking is the
principal cause which disqualifies men
in Louisiana, Mississippi ond Texas.
MEAT IS BAD.
NEW YORK, August 3. A board of
inquiry has been appointed to investi
gate reports concerning the quality of
meat given enlisted men in the navy
yard nt Brooklyn. There has been con
siderable trouble on board the receiving
ship Yankee, because of the meat and
Harriman, Hill and Mil
waukee in Fight.
WAR OF RETALIATION
HillWill Parallel Milwaukee System
for Invading Western
HARRIMAN IS OPPOSING HILL
J. P. Morgan and His Ineresti Allied
With Hill, While Harriman Be
lieved in Close Alliance
MINNEAPOLIS. August 3 The Jour
nal says the three-cornered war among
the Harriman, Hill and Milwaukee rail
way interests in the Northwest is reach
ing an acute stage. It developed yea
terday that James J, Hill Is behind the
Dakota Midland Railway, which is about
to invade the Milwaukee territory be
tween Sioux City, Iowa,: and Pierre, S.
D. The new road is to run through part
of the great corn belt of Iowa in compe
tetion with the Milwaukee. Having fail
ed to get control of the Milwaukee in
1901, Mr. Hill has now started to parallel
the system wherever possible in retalia
tion for the Milwaukee's construction of
an extension to the Pacific Coast. J. P.
Morgan and bis interests are allied with
Hill, and the Harriman interests are be
lieved to be in close alliance with the
MILWAUKEE, August 3. Directors
of the General Paper Company held a
meetin gbehind closed doors this after
noon with a view of winding up its
affaire as a corporation in compliance
with tha decision of the United States
Circuit Court a few months ago. Secre
tary L. M. Alexander stated after the
meeting that the company had ceased
to exist, but that one or two more met
ings would be held before final details
of the dissolution are completed. The
company's offices in Chicago have been
closed, and preparations are being made
to vacate the suite of offices in Milwau
SCOUNDRELS ROUNDED UP.
PENSACOLA, Fla., August 3. An in
vestigation of alleged peonage in the
Jackson Lumber" Company's camp at
Loekport, Ala., by United States Com
missioner, was held today and resulted
in three men being held to the United
States Court for trial under a heavy
bond. They are Robert Gallagher, su
perintendent, and W. N. Grace, and Os
car S. Sanders, employes of the com
pany. GANS -NELSON FIGHT A GO.
GOLDFIELD, Nev., August 3. Bat
tling Nelson, through his manager. Billy
Nolan, today expressed a willingness to
meet Joe Cans in a finish fight for
$30,000 here on Labor Day. The money is
now on deposit in the Central Bank and
will be deposited in San Francisco to
morrow. Hans' acceptance is expected
WASHINGTON, August 3. Attorney
General Moody in accordance with those
policyholders, have determined upon,
has directed further prosecutions of the
railroads for violations of the federal
safety appliance act. The defendants
will include twelve of the biggest roads
in the country.
ACCUSED OF SERIOUS CRIME.
Lawyer Under Arrest For Improper Re
lations With Young Girl
DALLAS, Ore., August 3.-J. II. Fow
ler, a lawyer in Dallas, was put linden
arrest this morning on a charge made by
the 7-year-old daughter of James Ross,
a liveryma here. He was arraigned this
afternoon, and will have preliminary
hearing tomorrow. Flower eame to Dal
las two years ago ,and has considerable)
practice. He has a family, and has been
considered a man of good habit. Ho
declares his Innocence.
BREAKS THREE RECORDS.
CLEVELAND. August 3. At Glenn
ville track today "The Bronco." the
little daughter of Stormcliffe recently
purchased by Rockoan and Dable of
Winnepeg, Man., for $10,000, won tha
three heats of the free-for-sl! pace at
2:03, 2:031. 2:02J, thereby breaking tha
world's record for three consecutive
heats by a quarter of a second; tha
world' record for pacing mares in
race, and the world's record for tha
fa-test third heat in a race.
LEAVE FOR CHICAGO.
SEATTLE, Augut 3.-Mrs. Eli A.
Cage and her six-year-old son left for
Chicago tonight with the body of bee
husband, E. A. Gage, who committed
suicide in this city yesterday.
SHE PEASANTS KILLED.
KURSK, August 3. -An encounter be
tween peasants and dragoons occurred
during which six peasants were killed
and three wounded.
DIES AT HIS POST
Rear-Admiral Train Expires at
HAD DISTINGUISHED CAREER
Deceased Was Commander of U.
Asiatic Station Was 6i Years
Old Served Country Al
most so Years.
CHEFOO, August 3. Rear Admiral
Charles J. Train, commander in chief of
the United States Asiatic fleet, died
this morning of uramea.
WASHINGTON", August 3.-As com
mander in chief of the Asiatic station
the important duty of maintaining strict
neutrality in the Philippine waters dur
ing the Russo-Japanese war devolved
upo nAdiniral Train, he was 61 years of
age and would have retired from activt
service the next day. During his ser
vice of almost a scores of years at sea,
he has served in many stations. Dur
ing the Spanish war he commanded tha
auiliary cruiser Prairie in the North
Atlantic patrol squadron. He had been
rear admiral since 1904.
DEATH OF PRINTER.
CHICAGO. Aiiffust 3. Isaao D. Georse
- - - - t V
former president of the International
Typographical Union, died yesterday at
the Presbyterian Hospital alter an ill
ness of eight weeks. Mr. George wa
69 years of age. He was elected first
president of the National Typographical
Union at Albany, N. Y., in 1869, At tha
time of his death he "was president of
the Old Time Printers' Association.
PUNISH WITH DEATH.
. CHICAGO, August 3. Punishment by
death is recommended by the July grand
jury as the maximum penalty for at
tacks on women. The recommendation
was made in its final report which was
handed Judge Dupuy in the Superior
Court yesterday. Changes in existing
laws prescribing punishment for assail
ants of children also were recommended
by the Inquisitors. The action of tha
grand jury is the result of the long con
tinued prevalence ia Chicago of suchi