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VOLUME LXI NO. 209
ASTORIA, OREGON, WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 8. 1906
PRICE FIVE CENTS
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Regarded as Only One to
BRYAN IS CRITICISED
His Stand in lllionis Factional
Fight Caused Friction.
May Hurt Him. .
SLATE MAKERS ARE BUSY
Democrat! Looking Over the Field of
Eligible For Brytn't Running
Mate Senator Stone and Ch,
ASTOItlAX NEWS BUREAU. Wash-
Ington. I), C, August 7. Member
of rongm who com to Wellington
the day, nd mot of them manag
to get here at kat once during the
cour of a summer, tvUU the Inter
est in "Sir. Bryan' presidential boom
overshadow tlmont every other xIitU-al
question, aside from the query vital to
republican, "Who can we name to ue-
wfully oppoe Bryan in 100" t" Thoe
who propound the tiieitiun almost in
variably are ready with an antwrr. It
I Roosevelt, they declare, cUe defeat
A period of about S3 month must
lnp to-fore the convening of the next
f riiillii-an national convention, A great
many thing mny happen In that time,
but Just now republican are scared
and they do not take the trouble to con
ct wl it. Tix re is a xiilility, f rouse.
tltiit within the next two year Roosc
volt or Kigali, or lwlh, may do or ay
tiouipthing to remove them ha piesiden-
tial possibilities. But if thing go on
unchanged, I the prediction that comes
from tho four poititx of the compass it
will be a walk over for Bryan unless
Roosevelt in hit opponent.
If, when the republican national con
volition meet a lu tho summer of 11H)H, it
appear that Bryan's election it certain
unle. Roosevelt it nominated for n third
term, what do you suppose the conven
tion i going to do? Do you suppose
Roosevelt's declaration that he did not
want mid would not accept a third
term would have great weight with the
delegates to that convention t Do you
suppose they would tamely nominate n
man whom they wero convinced lied no
chance to win, or do you believe they
would follow the logic of the hit nation
and place Roosevelt ugain nt the head
of the ticket t And, if another question
mny be nuked without lese majesty,
what do you suppose Mr. Roosevelt
would do if the convention nominated
him for president and then ndjniirned
nnd the delegates went home without
waiting for any word from himt
Bryan Subject of Criticism.
Mr. Bryan is being subjected to demo
erotic criticism just now because he 1ms
taken n baud in the Illinois factional
fight nnd demanded the resignation of
National Committeeman Sullivan. Some
of those who criticize nre Mr. Bryan's
well-wishers; others are not. The well
wishers fear it may mar his home
coming and hurt his presidential boom.
Ilis other critics hope it will do both
The chances are the both the friendly
and unfriendly critics of Mr. Bryan are
needlessly ngitated. The incident is not
likely to make the difference of one
vote either way in the nominating con
vention. The trouble is that some peo
ple refuse to see that a. new era has
dawned in American. politics hnd that
things 'are not as they were a genera
tion ago. The time was when a per
sonal quarrel between two men might
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MURDERED IN BRAWL.
Husband Killed by Friend In Drunken
. ' RevelWife gsw Deed.
NEW YORK. , August 7.-Thoimu
Donnvr of the Williamsburg section of
Brooklyn Is dead, his neighbor, William
Cniiiptall, Is under arrest charged with
homicide, ami Dotiner't wife is held as
a witness. The charge againt Camp
bell was made by Mrs. Donncr, who told
the police that Campbell killed tier but
band with an axe. She taid that Camp
tall, her husband and herself had been
drinking together yesterday and that
the quarrel which reunited In Donner'
death wt an outgrowth of their indul
gence In llquoft
WILL WELCOME BRYAN.
NEW YORK. August 7. Thomas
Crittendon of Kama City, who was
elected governor of Missouri In ISftO and
who Is the oldest living governor of that
state, will be one of the MUsourl dele
sates who will come to this city to wel
come Mr. Bryan. In a letter to the re
ceptlon committer ha wrote i
"I am out of polltlct. retired more b;
a than Inclination, yet I want to be li
again to see Mr. Bryan nominated for
and elected president, I was not in full
accord with hit vlewa on silver, but
believe then as I believe now, that he
would make the best president ever In
PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE.
At Los Angeles Portland 4, Fresno 0
At Seattle-Seattle 7. Oakland 3.
At Oakland Lo Angelet 4. San Fran
IS DEEPLY IN DEBT
Zion City Owes Nearly Five
VOLIVA PLANS TO PAY DEBT
Overseer Proposes to Pay the Money
Back by Funding Indebtedness for
Eighteen Years and to Issue
6 Per Cent Bonds.
CHICAGO, August 7.-The drtailcd
statement of the indebtedness of Zion
City was given to the investors at a
meeting in the college building at Zion
City last night. The table showed a
total of nearly $3,000,000, which it is
proponed by Overseer A. 0. Voliva to
pay by funding the entire indebtedness
lo ...1 I..... 1. i.-..-:..
per cent interest. The proposition
was accepted by en almost unanimous
ote of the 850 investors present, there
being but two dissenting votes. It is
proposed to relieve the present financial
illieulties by a mortgage on the 4000
ere of undivided land of the city.
Twenty-live per cent of the gross earn-
g of the city will bo set aside for a
inking fund to pay off the principal in
WINDOW TRIMMERS MEET.
NEW YORK, August 7. The Na
tional Association of window trimmer'
of America, is holding its ninth annual
meeting hero. President John Graham
says thut'the trade of making windows
attractive is 30 yearn old. More than
500 persons belong to the organization
which is practically a western concern.
One hundred members were present nt
the opening session yesterday and were
welcomed by Secretary Mead of the
RELIEF AT LAST.
NEW YORK, August 7. Heavy thun
der storms and deluge of raiu tonight
brought relief, from the torrid head of
the past three days. Ten deaths are at
tributed directly to the heat reported
Police of Country Hunt
for Bank Wreckers.
HAVE FLED TO CANADA
Both President and Cashier of
Milwaukee Avenue Bank
DEPOSITORS MAY 0ET LITTLE
Hope It Held Out That the Defunct
Bank May Be Able To Pay
Seventy Cents on the
CHICAGO, August 7-Theodore Stent-
land, vice-president of the Milwaukee
Avenue State Bank wat arrested late
this afternoon charged with violating
the banklnt: lawn of the atat. Earlier
in the day the institution waa placed
in the hands of a receiver and Paul O.
Stensland, president of the bank and
father of the vice-president, together
with Cashier Herring, were officially de
clared fugitives from justice and their
personal descriptions placed in the hands
of the police throughout the country,
This action was taken by the authorities
after developments had shown the
finances of the institution to be in
lcplornble condition and had been so for
i number of years. Even the safety
boxes rented bv the bank to clients bad
Theodore Stensland was released on
$5000 bail. The promise held out yes
teixlny that the elder Stensland would
appear in Chicago today are unfulfilled
and it Is the belief of the police that he
Iws fled to Canada. Herring is thought
also to have fled to Canada. The days
levclopments were productive of the
first ray of hope for the depositors, who
yesterday lelicved the savings of years
hnd been swept away in the wreck.
David R. Forgan. vice-president of
the Firfet National Bank, and one of
those to whom the status of the de
funet bank's affairs, has been laid bare,
declared that probably 70 cents on the
dollar would be paid in final adjust
ment. President Stensland loaned money
to himself, it is declared by subter
fuge, having his employes sign the notes,
The belief that Stensland made his es
cape into Canada is supported by
report from Superior1, Wis., that the
police officials iu that city saw the miss
ing banker on a Duluth and Superior
car carrying a- heavy valise. Another
dispatch from Superior tended to show
thflt Stensland made his way to Cana
da bv boat from Duluth. Herring is
thought to have reached the line by
way of Detroit.
The following message 1ms been sent
broadcast over the country by the
"Arrest for embeiidement, Henry W.
Herring, cashier of the Milwaukee-
Avenue State Bank, Carpenter street
nnd Milwaukee avenue. Forty to 45
years old, six feet two inches tall, 275
pounds, stout build, dark complexion,
chestnut hair, dark-brown mustache,
ight suit. Ho is a good dresser. Send
all inormation to Chief Collins.
YEAST MAN KILLED.
OAKLAND, Cal., August 7. -Mrs.
Lola, Reed, nged 20, tonight shot and
killed John P Million, manager of a
local yeast and baking company and
then killed herself by shooting. The
tragedy took place at the home of Mrs.
l)i, Luelhv Cool Walker. The motive Is
said to have been jealousy. v
NO ICE TO QUENCH THIRST.
Company Goes Back on Contract to Fur
Dish Ice to Government
CAMP TAOOMA, Wash., August 7.-
With the exception of National Guard,
who will not be in camp until Saturday
practically all of the troops to take part
in the maneuver will be in ramp by
Friday next, meaning a busy time for
all the departments.
The commissary department, under the
active management of Captain Elliott
aiwUted by three commissary sergeants,
I prepared to handle that portion of the
work without friction. The little office
of the dcjiartment transacts a tremen
dou amount of business. There It one
hitch in the department at present. The
Carstens hi Company of Seattle prom
ised to furnish ice at 20 cent per hun
dredweight. The firm did this for i
time, and then discovered that the rail
road company was charging 25 cents
per hundredweight cxpresaage. Then
the toe ceased to arrive at camp, and
there is terlous need for it. The firm
is under bond to carry out its contract
in the sum of $1000. and the outcome
U problematical. The company, should
It tail to supply lee to Camp Taeoma
may b debarred from future Govern
ment contracts. The maneuvers at Camp
Tacornn are to begin next Saturday,
ARRESTED FOR EMBEZZLEMENT.
TORONTO. Ont., August 7.-Clinon
Wray, secretary of the Union Trust
Company of Pittsburg was arrested here
today accused of having stolen over
$120,000 of the company's funds.
PURSUE 01 POLICY
Russian Government Will Ignore
MOVE MAY PROVE STRONG
Government Expects to Rally Landed
Interests and Peasants by Giving
Both Actual Relief Money
ST. PETERSBURG, August 7.-The
real intention of the government when
it dissolved the lower house of parlia
ment as revealed by a member of the
cabinet to the Associated Press today,
shows that Premier Stolypin at least
intends to pursue and hold an affirma
tive policy amounting virtually to t
determination on the part of the admin
istration to settle the agrarian question
according to its own lights ,and irre
spective of parliament -and then go to
the country upon this issue. The gov
ernment expects to rally not only the
landed interests, but the mass of peas
ants to its side by actually giving the
latter some relief instead of merely
holding out hopes of a more advantage
ous settlement in the indefinite future.
Politically this move may prove very
strong. The actual bestowal of lands,
even in smaller quantities than expect
ed, and the division of communistic
holdings will, it is believed, make the
peasantry disinclined to vote for can
didates to the lower house, who might
propose a totally different solution of
the question. The crux of the question
however lies in its financial aspect. It
will be an herculean operation to find
the funds required to purchase the pri
vate holdings, which project the minister
of agriculture contemplated acquiring
through land banks.
PRINCESS MATHILDA DIES.
DAVOS, Switzerland, August 7
Princess Mathilda of Saxeburg
Gotha died here today.
ADOPTS ARBITRATION PROJECT
RIO JANIERO. August 7. The In
ternational American conference at its
session today unanimously adopted the
Poachers On Aleutian Is
!2 JAPANESE CAPTURED
Revenue Cutter McCulloch Seizes
Twelve Poachers Affair
COMPLICATIONS MAY ARISE
Stat Department Reports the Affair
to Japanese Ambassador and
Expresses Regret Japanese
Are Illegally Landed.
NEW YORK, August 7. A special to
the Tribune from Washington says:
A report of the killing of fire Japan-
fishermen and the capture of 12
Japanese as. prisoners, on Attn Island,
the westermost of the Aleutian group.
the prisonen having been taken by
the revenue McCuIloch commanded by
Captain J. C. CantwelL was made to the
department of commerce and labor to
day by Edwin W. Sims, solicitor for
the department, who is in Alaska to
enforce the law prohibiting all persons
not citizens of the United States from
fishing in Alaskan waters. The Japan
ese killed were shot by Americans on
Attu Island, before the McCuIloch ar
rived Lawrence O. Murray, acting secre
tary of commerce and labor promptly
turned the cable dispatch over to Rob
ert Bacon, acting secretary of state.
Bacon will immediately communicate
the information he has received to the
Japanese ambassador, and will express
regret that the Japanese poachers were
so summarily dealt with by the Ameri
cans on Attu Island.
The cable dispatch from Sims does not
make entirely clear the character of the
offense of which the Japanese were
guilty, but it does show the olhcer and
crew of the McCuIloch, were in no way
responsible for the killing of the fisher
men, and that those who were captured
were trespassers on American territory,
bavins come ashore probably to salt
and cure their catch. There is no reason
to expect international complications as
a result of the incident but there is no
question that the situation in the Aleu
tian Islands, especially as it affects the
Japanese is a delicate one, and that
difficulties will be encountered in en
forcing the laws protecting American
citizens aud their rights.
SUBTERRANEAN LAKE IS TAPPED.
Man Digs Down 81 Feet Near Bend,
Oregon, and Strikes Pure Water.
BEND, Ore., August 7. James Spicer,
who lives near Agency Plains, has tap
ped a subterranean lake at a distance of
feet down, while drilling for a well
on Ins homestead, lie had dug aowa
50 feet with ft pick and shovel and had
gone 31 feet farther with the drill when
it suddenly broke through into what is
pparently nn inexhaustible body of
water. The water is cool and clear.
This is welcome news to the ranchers of
Agency Plains, as the Spicer ranch is
not to exceed 100 feet lower in altitude
tlian Agency Plains.
JOHN N. HOFFMAN RETURNS.
FOREST GROVE, Ore., August 7.
Attorney John N. Hoffman, of this place,
who left here about two months since
for London, England, in the interests of
the hopgrowers' association of Oregon,
Arrived home last night.
SUES FOR BIG SUM.
Doctor Wants $299,980 For Professional
, Services at a Sanatorium.
PITTSBURG, August 7. Dr. C. a
Hendircks of Atlantic, N. J., has en
tered suit in the county court here
against Mrs. Laura Biggar Bennett,
widow of II. M. Bennett, a former thea
trical manager of Brooklyn and Pitts
burg, claiming $290,980 for professional
services. Hendricks allege that he at
tended Bennett in bis private sanitarium
in New Jersey for two years and that
he wat only paid (20 during that time.
NEW YORK. August 7.-Matthew
Brandon, 30 years old, a confidential
clerk and messenger, employed by
Thomas Faulkner, agent for the com
bined railroad line of the United States
at Ellis Island has not been seen since
last Thursday when he left Ellis Island
to deposit $5000 in checks and $1100 in
cash in a New York bank. It waa
stated at the bank that Brandon had
failed to make the deposits.
JURY STILL OUT.
PORTLAND, August 7. The jury in
the case of Charles A. Watson charged
with perjuiy committed in swearing to
testimony given in hi final homestead
proof before the United States commis
sion, was still out at midnight and prob
ably will be locked up for the night.
The defense submitted the case without
argument and the jury retired at 5
o'clock this afternoon.
S ME HEAVY
West Central Texas Suffers From
NO CASUALTIES REPORTED
Canyon City Said to Have Been
Wiped Out by Tornado Which
Killed Several People Re
FORT WORTIL Texas. August 7.
According to advices received here,
west of central Texas has been visited
by torronffial rainsl, and considerable
damage done to growing crops and rail
road traffic is badly crippled. However
no casualties so far as known have oc
curred. At Amarillo, the family of a
farmer was killed by lightning during
severe electrical storm. It is report
ed that Canyon City, a small own, was
wiped out by a tornado that killed sev
eral people, but as the wires are down
this report cannot be confirmed.
LOSS OF LIFE EXAGGERATED.
FORT WORTH. Texas, August 7.
The statements sent out today from
here of a large loss of life caused by the
flood in Texas, are greatly exaggerated.
Heavy rains occurred in western and
central Texas, but none were as serious
as reported today.
de.tr Ssad.acnetaoin .... . .
MILITIA GUARDS JAIL.
CHARLOTTE, August 7. Rumors
that an attempt would be made to res
cue from prison George Hall, an ex
convict, nnd an alleged leader of the
mob which last night lynched the three
negroes, caused Governor Glinn to issue
orders for the militia to surround the
jail. No attempt to make good the
threat waa made. Long before the sun
rose curious persons went to the scene
of the lynching and cut off the toes,
fingers and ears of the negro victims
of the mob.
FRANKIE NEIL BESTED.
LOS ANGELES. August 7. Harry
Baker was given the decision tonight
oven Frankie Neil after 20 rounds of
fighting. Neil was a slight favorite in