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VOLUME LXI NO. 215
ASTORIA, OREGON, WEDNESDAY. AUGUST 15. 1 906
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Congressional Seed Dis
DETERMINED FIGHT ON
Sed Merc hints Allege Free DIs
Tributlon By Congress.
FARMERS OPPOSE FREE SEEDS
Object to tb Graft on Ground, of it
Being But an Attempt to Influence
- Their Votei Grange An
Active a Matter.
WASHINGTON', D. C August 14
Sxcll) Indkntionn are that the Con
re-iomtl Fm Seed Distribution will
t foiifthi mere bitterly licit aataa
than ever before. Encouraged ly the
pronounced opoaltfon of the Senate and
House Committee on Agriculture to thi
appropriation, and it. almost universal
condemnation hjr the pre, and public.
thoe Interested have undertaken a
"campaign of education, to use a hack
neyed term. The seed dealer make no
ecrct of their opposition to the free
distribution of common garden aeed. In
an open letter to the public, Mr. Henry
W, Wood, of lliihmond, Va., president
of the American Seed Trade A.ancia
tlun, ay that the ecd dealer, oppow
the practice liecause it 1 an unjut in-
terference with a legitimate indmttry,
and leeaue it i a waite of public
money, Mr. Wood point out that the
total parket-seed trade of the country
amount to 120,(MK),mH) packet, of which
the government give, away 40,000,000
and the dealer, .ell 80,000.000. "What
Industry could survive if the government
jave away free, half aa much aa those
engaged in the Industry aoldt" he ask.
He also uggest that it Is time for
Congres to change off and give away
axes, anwa, pocket-knives and looking
glasses, and give the poor aeed mcr
chant a rest. The American Seed Trade
Association i composed of grower,
wholesaler and retailer and Is thor
oughly lu earnest in its opposition to
government Interference in It business,
The Wholesale Seedsmen' League Is
also out against it, Between them they
are in touch with about 10,000 persons
engaged in growing and selling aeed
and with at least 50,000 storekeeper,
who carry seeds In stock. A some of
the larger seed merchants have more
than 100,000 customers who purchase
seeds In small lots, it is expected that
they will have been in communication
with hundreds of thousands of people be
fore next session.
STEAL FRIGHT ENGINE.
Four Drunk Have Wild Ride on Freight
, Engine in Miouri,
MINWVLA, August K-Fnur men
took possesion of a freight engine at
Sltee, one hundred miles east of here
on th (.'cut' d'Alene branch of the
Northern Pacific, and ran It to Stegli
on a private excursion.
A warrant I out for the arrest of
Frank Regan and the caretaker of the
engine and three unknown companion.
It 1 stated the men had been drinking
heavily and drove the engine at a ter
rific speed, ringing the bell and blowing
the whistle. They stopped at several sta
tion to obtain mora drink. At SlegU
the water In the boiler liecame danger
ously low and the men did not know how
to refill It They left the engine stand
ing on the main line and fled.
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CARS ARE STOPPED.
Frisco Earthquake Insur
ance Case Trial Set.
HAY JUKE TEST CASE
ROOT RECEIVES OVATION.
BUENOS AY RES, August 14Desplte
the hesvy rain, Immense crowds assent'
bled at the docka to witness the arrival
of Secretary Boot and party, who were
received by the minister of foreign af-
slrs, accompanied by M. Beau, the
American minister, and his secretary.
The visitor were heartily cheered along
their route to the palatial residence In
the Avenue Alvear, placed at their dis
posal y Dr. Debet, which wae crowded
with spectator. The streets and almost
every house are decorated with Ameri
Insurance Attorney Demands Trial
By Jury Case is First to
Come for Trial.
DECISION MEANS GREAT DEAL
Coney Island Electric Car Cease Sun
ning to Avoid Trouble.
NEW yORK, August 14.-Following
the arrest of several Inspector of the
Brooklyn Rapid Transit Company on
charges of assault in the third degree,
the company has shut off entirely all Its
surface line rutting to Coney Inland,
taking the position that this was the
only way to stop the rioting, which ha
been in progress since Sunday morning
at points where a second fare was de
manded. The elevated and express
train to the seashore were augmented.
The arrested Inspector were bailed in
the sum of $300 each. A rear end col
lision ltween trolley car on the west
end railroad, near Coney Island today re-
suited in the injury of a dozen persons,
one seriously. The accident occurred at
a sharp curve.
ENGISH PLUG FINED.
BAYOXXE, X. J, August 14.-Jame
Pierce, an Englishman, was this morning
fined 23 for hissing an American flag at
a theatre, I he reuit almost caused a
riot. The judge who assessed the fine
was a member of the audience. '
SHOOT UP THE TOWN
Insurance Companies Will Probably
Await Result of First Case to De
termine Whether Earthquake
Clause be Disregarded.
BEGINS ICE TRUST INQUIRY.
TOLEDO, O., August 14.-The gov
ernment'. Ice trust investigation began
today. Commissioner Clement is con
ducting the case.
SEARCH FOR TRUNK
SAX FRANCISCO, August li-The
first of the insurance cases involving
the earthquake clause, was set for trial
today by Superior Judo Hebbard, Tb
Negro Soldiers Kill Two and ease u that of the Rosenthal shoe Com- Detectives In Stensland Case Trac-
Wound One at Brownsville. T.T. muThm Cit-T in Iron Bound Trunk.
rim inHiirnnf-R ijimnnriv n. r rnm. I
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for the insurance people asked that the
eae be not act for trial until an op-
nortunitr could lie trlven for the liulee to
CITIZENS ASK FOR REMOVAL mutually arrange with the Insurance TAKEN BY BANK PRESIDENT
companies, for a test case. He said the
insurance companies, would demand a
jury trial In each case and unless proper
BIG SALE IN
Eastern and California
500,000 ACRES SOLD
Track Runs From Cascade Forest
Reserve to Oregon-Idaho
STRIP IS 325 MILES LONG
In Revenge For Being Refused Privilegi mnKment were -made for te test
of Drinking at the Ban With the
Whites, Negroes Fire Down
Main Street, .
BROWNSVILLE, Texas, August 14.-
Ilceause they had been refused the
Information at Hand Show That the
Absconding Embezzler Made Ex
tensive Preparations to Flee
Aided by Women.
case, the courts would be occupied for
years in hearing Insurance litigation,
The court asked the insurance attorney,
if he waived a jury trial, and was
answered "no." The judge then asked.
Do you demand a jury trial!" but he
could' get no direct answer. The at
torney for the Shoe Company, then an
nniinr.l tn- hm t!ma flmf 1,a u-mil,l I (licnt imr that extensiv nrennrntinriB to
y . ..ege o. u-Ktng oar. wun tue forma)1 fc ju . e n
white customers, and several of them ... , ,.m,.f 07
l,n,l l,ee .rr,..te.i for ...,.!.. h.i,.vtA. of the Milwaukee Avenue Bank and
on the streets, 20 negro soldiers, mem- COMPLETE TIE-UP that womcn entered int the8e prepara
bers of a company of the Twenty-fifth tlons, was secured by assistant States
nfantry atat.rn.cd at r ort Brown near Au stMm Schooner. ia rrisco Tied Up Attorney Olsen tolay through the cross-
IB ASJJ A St f A SkI l) KAli M ill II A .M, .. l I I
CHICAGO, August 14. Testimony in
here, entered Brownsville today, became
unruly, and fired several volleys down
the main stret
As a result two men were killed and a
Because of Longshoremen's Strike.
Granges Are Active.
The granges have taken up the mat
ter in a systematic manner. The farm
ci's ore tired of the Idea that their votes
can be Influenced by the receipt of a
package of seeds which they can buy at
the corner grocery for 5 cents and which
usually arrive too late for planting.
They say they do not want sunflower
and pumpkin seed from Congress, and
point out that the $242,000 now wasted
in this manner would support a Na
tional Agricultural College, the like of
which the world hs never seen, with 80
professors at $2500 a year and sufficient
funds to maintain the Institution, Di
vided among the agricultural collegos, it
ivould give each state institution be
tween five and ten thousand dollars more
than they no wrecelye, iThis, the f arm
ors say, would do much more good than
the distribution of rutabaga, turnips or
parsnip seed. 1
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examination of Miss Allen McCracken
housekeeper for. Stensland.
SAX FRANCISCO, August 14. All It was learned that Stensland took
tnnm ,.lmmnra nun In nnrt linlmmlnn I with him in trunks and VlflVPS. sheets
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' " u B"u """c """ to the steamship association, remained and other household linen, curtains.
tied up today as a result of the long- bedding, carpets, rugs and a silver dinner
shoremen refusal to work with non- set. tsome of this rt is said has been
union sailors. More schooners are en traced to Baraboo, Wis. The large trunk
ill ! I that is heinc tracked, is snid tn be three
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n iium s '-iii(, Aiicr ,,,,,,r I tinpfii-fl-ily put out of commission. This feet high and bound with iron. Tele.
TTW' l"" "Kiu io w.e ... a Ann.ni,a,,L tllB .. ,,,... i..Ve heen sent all over the word
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scls for its lumber supply, and an early to trainmen to look for the big trunk
shortage of building material, is looked
from under him,
A number of balls entered the houses
and several bricks were shot from the
walls of the Miller Hotel near a window
garrison. The governor has been request
ed to ask that the negro troops be in.
mediately removed to avoid further fftr
TO APPEAL CASE,
SHOOTS UP CAMP.
SPECIAL GOVERNOR GENERALSHIP. HELENA, Mont., August 14.-A tele
gram from San Francisco announces that
ST. PETERSRURO, August 14. In the United States Circuit Court of Ap
HOOD RIVER, Or., August 14. Harry view of the representations of foreign peals has affirmed the judgment secured
Holmes, employed in a logging camp mining interests in Donets Basin, with in the Federal Court here by the St.
near tho new lumber town of Dee, at regard to the seriousness of the sjtua- Louis Mining Company against the Mon
the terminus of the Mount Hood Rail- t ion at Uzovka nnd elsewhere, the gov-tana Mining Company for $195,000 for
road, while intoxicated Sunday night, eminent has erected whole coal and iron ore extracted from veins alleged to apex
started to shoot up the town. With a region affected into a special governor- in the plaintiffs ground. Both are ad
rillo he shot out several lights and win-1 generalship In order be better able to joining mining companies in Mnrysville,
dow panes in the camp, and, drawing a control the situation and has taken the this state, and have been at law 14
bend on several employes who wore unprecedented step of creating a special years. Judgment, costs and interest
standing about, ordered them to -dance, advisory commission of mining repre- amount to about $205,000, and it is con
Thomas Olsen, who did not comply with sentatives to act in concert with the sidered one of the largest mining cases
his request quick enough, was shot I new official. Disorders and collisions every tried m Montana. The Montant
through the foot, the ball entering the with the troops continue. At Uzovka Company will appeal to the Supreme
instep nnd coming out nt the heel, meeting today was dispersed by the Cos- Court of the united States,
Holmes, taking , hig gun, then fled to sack whips
the timber, and the city marshal here RAVAGES OF CHIPMUNKS.
was notified to arrest him. As the mar- MURDER AVENGED.
shal had no warrant and it would have BEND, Ore., August 14. Farmers
taken several hours to reach the scene MARIETTA, I. T., August 14. The from all parts of the country complain
of the trouble it was considered useless 1 murder of Dr. Ornham of Holder, I. T., of the great damage done by chipmunks
to follow him. It is thought that Holmes I who was shot and killed a month ago by 'this season,,. They are more numerous
made for the 0. R. "& N, Railroad and Ben Stewart, was avenged today when this year than for many years. They
got avvay on a freight train. Olsen was I unknown parties shot the latter from destroy not only grain and potato crops,
brought to this city and placed In the ambush, killing him instantly. Cat Ste- but also small fruits, L. D. Wiest, of
hospital, where It Is said that unless I wart, a brother of the dead man, eluded this place, reports that he lias' found
blood poisoning should set in his foot the assassins by whipping his horse in- that Rough on Rats mixed with bran
will be saved. I to a run. lis the best destroyer of these pests.
Purchase of Land Declared to be In
itiative Step ia an Extensive Col
onization Project Purchase
PORTLAND, August 14. The owner
ship of almost one one hundredth of the
area of the State of Oregon changed
hand today. After extended negotia
tion a greater portion of tha land in
eluded in the old Oregon central mili
tary road grant, was transferred from
the California and Oregon Land Com
pany of which the Booth-Kelly Lumber
Company is a Urge owner, to ft syndi
cate composed of Eastern and California
capitalists. Approximately 500.000 acres
are included in the sale and the consid
eration involved is about $750,000.
The principal purchasers of this great
tract are the Hunter Land Company of
Minneapolis, Minn, and Richard Sykes
a capitalist ,of Santa Barbara, Cal,
Associated with them are the W. B. S.
Trimble Company of Jamestown, X. D.,
and Andrew E, Johnson, vice-president
of the Hunter Land Company and Presi
dent A. E. Johnson of the Land &
Steamship Company. The tract sold, is
a strip of land running from the Cascade
forest reserve, to the Oregon-Idaho
boundary, a distance approximately of
It has a width of 12 miles. The only
portion excluded from the sale, is a
strip about 23 miles long, running
through the Klamath Indian reservation.
The purchase of the tract Is declared to
be the initiative step in an extensive
ATTACK WAS RECORD.
Anonymous Circular at G. A- R. Ea
earopraent Cause Some Bitterness,
MINNEAPOLIS, August R-Consid-erable
activity and some bitterness waa
today Injected Into the contest for
commander in chief of the O. A TL,
which is holding its annual encampment
here. Many copte of a 'circular attack
ing the war record of Captain P. H.
Coney of Kansas a prominent candidate
for the office, were handed about. Tha
circular are not signed and Captain
Coney decided the attack so utterly
baseless, a to be almost beneath hi
notice. Two members W the O. A. B.
died today, making three who have
passed away since the commencement
of the encampment. J. H. Burke of
Burlingame, Kas, fell dead while stand
ing in front of the clerk's desk in the
Pauly Hotel, of apoplexy. The other
death was George Smith, a former mem
ber of the First Xew York dragoons.
Smith was knocked down by hone
driven rapidly around ft corner just aa
he was about to take a street car and
died soon after.
SPECULATION ON MEETING.
LONDON, August 15. The meeting
between Edward and William is the
subject for editorial article in all the
daily paper this morning, and specula
tion on its probable effect on all the
existing problems of European politic.
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Texas Democrats Prepare to Name
MUCH EXCITEMENT PROMISED
Judge Cockrell of Dallas, ia Named aa
Temporary Chairman Senator
Bailey i Given an Enthusi
Forest Fires in Santiam Section Are Not
Spreading So Fast
ALBANY, Ore., August 14. Reports
received from the Cascade forest reserve
fire iu the mountains east of here indi
cate that while there are no prospects
of extinguishing the fires until the
heavy fall rain come, the condition to
day is better, and temporarily at ease,
because the wind has died down. With
but one exception there has been little
pread in the fire belt qinee yesterday,
this exception starting a new fire in the
green timber on the lower Santiam.
DALLAS, Texas, August 14. With
700 delegates, the number limited by
law, and more than 4000 spectators,
what promises to be the moat exciting
convention held by the democracy of
Texas since 1892, when the party split
and nominated James S. Hogg and Geo.
Clark for Governor, was opened today.
The first session was devoted to usual
preliminaries, Judge Cockrell of Dallas
being named as temporary chairman.
The first ballot for governor will hard
ly be taken before tomorrow afternoon
and owing to the peculiar naming sys
tem, it is expected each ballot will re
quire several hours.
, In the recent primary election T. M.
Campbell, formerly a prominent rail
road man, received 31 per cent; Judge
M. M. Brooks, 24 per cent and O. B. Col
quitt, a member of the state railway
commission, 23 per cent and former
Congressman C. K. Bell, 22 per cent.
Senator Culberson was not present, but
Senator Bailey received an ovation.
CHANCE TO EARN GOLD BRICKS.
COLORADO SPRINGS, August 14.-
The International Typographical Union
convention did no business today. The
printers took an excursion to Cripple
Creek to visit the miner. Twelve-hundred
dollars in gold bricks will be given
for the best account, of the trip written
by a member, published outside of Colorado.
MAD MULLAH ON WAR PATH.
LONDON. August 14. According to
the correspondent at Aden, of the Daily
Mail after devastating 19 Ogaden vil
lages, the "Mad Mullah," inflated by his
success, attacked the Sultan of the
Mijertains territory. Both sides lost
heavily. The Sultan had nine near re
latives, and 700 followers killed, but
eventually repulsed the Mullah toward
Hlig and the coast.
EWELRY ROBBERY IN LONDON.
LONDON, August 14. Jewelry worth
$35,000 was stolen from a case belonging
to Vienese merchants at Earl's . court
exhibition. The theft occurred in daylight
ALL BODIES RECOVERED.
SPOKANE, August 14. A telephone
i message from Davenport this afternoon
states that all bodies of the victims of
Sunday's drowning have been recovered.
D. K. KELTZ DEAD.
LA GRANDE, Ore., August 14.-D. K.
Keltz, aged 50 years, died at his home
in this city August 11. He was a native,
of Wheeling, West Virginia.