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VOLUME LXI NO. 218
ASTORIA, OREGON, SATURDAY. AUGUST 18. 1906
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Frantic Day-On New York
STOCKS JUMP UPWARD
Southern Pacific and Union Pac
ific Dividends Send
SHORTS TAKEN BY SURPRISE
Sudden RIm Find Sborti Unprepared
Many Suffer Sharp Loumi
, Pool Formed Make. Million
oa Swift Chang.
NEW YORK. August 17-Amld scene
of frantic trading on the etude exchange
Union Pacific common stock ruahetl up
ward to 171 point a share, and South'
rn Pacific III point today after tin
announcement that the dividend, were
far In excea of what the trader had
nd reason to expect..
The result wa that a large number
nf trader, who (old stock ahort. suf
fered eharp loase and according to an
(timnte by the Evening post, a pmd In
Union Pacific stock realized profita
amounting to 17,000,000, iin.l a similar
pool la Southern Pacific, $10,000,000.
Notwithstanding a meeting of the exe
cutive of the Union and Southern Pa
cific roda yesterday the hulk of broker
were totally unprepared for the an
noiiiieement or dividend, which were
made public aoon after the ojtening ot
today' market. The broker were awept
Into a mad struggle to buy two stock
v it hin a minute after the announcement
wag circulated, and the excited scene
which ensued have hardly been exceeded
lnce the grent at niggle to control
Northern Pacific five yeara ago.
The shorts were surprised and unpre
pared for the upward rush which follow
ed and led the scramble to cover. With
in half nn hour after the announcement,
Union Pacific bounded up more than
eight points and Southern Pacific nearly
even. The feverish activity continued
throughout the action with vnriona
bait in the upward movement, when the
tinder sole! to take profit.
Except for theso halts, the upward
movement continued almost to the very
clone of the market when there was a
light recension on the profit taking.
PLACED UNDER ARREST.
PENDLETON, Ore., August 17,-Upon
ti warrant charging them with the for
gery of a will, Mr. and Mrs. Sherman
Warner were plnced under arrest yester
lay afternoon. Soon after their arrest
they asked to be released on bail, and
County Judge flillilnnd, before whom
they were taken in the absence of their
Circuit Judge, fixed the amount of their
ball at $730 each. Later in the after
noon this was furnished, Thomas Thomp
son and Frank Curl becoming bondsmen,
niul the two were released. It is prob
able that the case against the Warners
will not be tried until the Jury term of
court In the fall. At that time it is
likely a hard legal fight will be waged,
localise of the amount involved in the
will. $40,000. The firm of Carter, Ralcy
& Ralcy, and Winter & Collier have been
retained for the Warner.
SHOCKS AT INTERVALS.
Operator at Valparalto Saya Quake
Continue and Lou of Lift Great.
(JALVK8T0N, Texan, August 17Ac
eordlng to statements made by the cable
operator at Valparaiso, who wa work
ing iu direct communication wltb the
olllce In thl city, today'a earthquake
hockt continued at interval through
out the day and many timea the opera
tor had to flee from their office. The
operator at Valparalto atated everything
U in confusion at that place, many
hounea have been raxed and the los of
life i believed to be heavy, although no
attempt haa been made a yet to aw
tain the number, Overland lines over
the Ande are all down and communica
tion aouth of Valparalao I completely
CHARGED WITH EXTORTION.
NEW YORK, August 17.-Mauriee L
freeman of Rrooklyn, an examiner era
ployed in the atate comptroller' office
wa arreted lat night on a charge of
extortion. The. complainant i a mining
company In Broad street. It it alleged
that several week ago Freeman told the
manager of the company that by the
payment of ti0 stock could be trans
ferred In thU tate without the necci-
imy atamp. The police were notified an I
a detective was sent to the mining com
pany' office yeterday. It Is alleged
that a marked bill waa paid and Free
man wa arretted. He denounced hi ar
rest, asserting hi Innocence.
FELT AT HONOLULU.
HONOLULU, August 17.-Tbe tide
guage here show disturbance! apparent
ly of a distant origin. Beginning at
0:23 this morning, three wave per hour
have been indicated showing the oscilla
tlun from normal tide of between three
and four inches.
BELL SAVES MEXICAN.
MILWAUKEE, August 17.-Charlcs
Neary doefated Aurelio Herrera in the
seventh round of an eight-round bout to
night. It was Neary' fight from start
to finish. The Miean was floored Ave
times in the second round and waa
saved from a knockout by the bell.
PLANS FOR AUTO RACE.
NEW YORK, Aug. 17. Application
wa filed yesterday by the American
Automobile Association with the Nns
aau County Hoard of Supervisors for n
permit to hold the third international
race for the W. K. Vanderbilt Jr., cup
over the roads of the count v. on Oct. 0,
M'tween the hours of Ave o'clock in the
morning and three o'clock in the after
noon and for permission to hold the
elimination trial over the same course
on Sept, 22, at the same time. The
pplication will not he considered until
Monday but no difficulty is anticipated
in securing assent.
MRS. JOHN KNAPP DIES.
WATCH HIT., R. I, A.ig. 17.Mrs.
John Knnpp, of St. Louis, mother of
Charles W. Knnpp, general manager of
the St. Louis Republic ami director of
the Associated Press, and of Commnnder
J. J, Knnpp, U. 8. N died late Inst
night at her summer residence here,
Mrs. Knnpp wn 82 years fold. She had
been an invalid for nearly four years.
Resides her sons three daughters sur
NO VICTORY ANNOUNCED.
CAMP TACOMA, August 17. "Thero
wn no victory and none will be an
nounced," said General Funston this af
ternoon after the maneuvers of the
morning. The camp commander in chief
expressed his satisfaction with the re
sults of the action. He added some ex
ceedingly flue movements had been exe
cuted and while some mistakes had been
made ,lt la by these means the United
States army is perfecting itself.
AS ALMOST DESTROYED
Hundreds of Lives arc Lost and Flames Said to Be
Raging Throughout Entire City.
ALL WIRE COMMUNICATION IS NOW CUT OFF
Latest Reports Show that it Is Impossible to Get Authentic Word
of Conditions Because of
Q Town of Los Andes
GOVERNMENT HAS RECEIVED
METROPOLIS OF CHILE SAID TO
CEIVES DISPATCHES STATING THAT NUMEROUS DISTRICTS
, - THROUGHOUT CHILE HAVE BEEN PARTIALLY OR -WHOLLY
DESTROYED MANY SHIPS LOST.
for a few private messages
early today reporting the
earthquake In Chile and the damage to
building in Valparaiso, no direct news
from Chile is yet received. Early re
porta coming from different points, stat
ed the earthquake had resulted in great
loss of life and widespread damage to
Up to 11 o'clock tonight there has
been nothing to confirm these reports.
The Associated Press correspondent at
Buenos Ayres cable It is feared the
town of Ixia Andea has been destroyed.
At the same time he pointed out that
Buenos Ayrea hag no direct communica
tion with the disturbed district. No
official communication has reached
Washington from Chile and while posi
tive inormntion Is lacking, New York
ofliclals of the cable companies having
connection in South America, tonisrht
expres the opinion that the first reports
of the earthquake are exaggerated.
WASHINGTON, August lS.-At three
o'clock this morning no official advkes
hove been received from Valparaiso.
LONDON, August 17. Some London
firms trading with Valparaiso have re
ceived telegram from their agents there.
One to James W. Alexander Rrown, says
A severe earthquake has occurred; com
merce is paralyzed; the town is afire;
the staff is safe."
Other dispatches give no details and
merely record the safety of their staffs.
A Hamburg firm is alleged to have re
ceived a dispatch stating that numerous
districts in Chile have been partially or
totally ' destroyed; that, Valparaiso
praotically demolished, that many ships
have been lost and over 100 killed anl
ninny hundreds injured. The dispatch
however is not well authenticated.
Valparaiso Cut Off.
LONDON, August 17.-A dispatch to
Reuters Agency from Buenos Ayres this
Telegraph communication is still In
terrupted. Santiago and Valparaiso are
completely cut off. The Pacific cables
are only working from Iquiqe northward.
It is certain a number of houses have
been wrecked at Los Andes. (Los Andes
is a town in Chile about 50 miles north
east of Valparaiso.)
Office is Closed.
NEW YORK, August 17-At 11:30 to-
Broken Telegraph Lines.
NO INFORMATION SO FAR
BE ON FIRE HAMBURG FIRM RE
''J I' " T ' .
night the Central Cable Office of the
Western Union Telegraph Company re
ceived service message stating "that
the Valnaraisn nffi. i. ,1 nKi ,
o ciock tomorrow morning."
Jo reason is given for this nor does
any otner message received by the com-
pany tonight throw any more definite
light on the situation.
Casualties Are Large.
BCENOS AYRES, August 17. News
papers this evening publish telegrams
from Membra, which is the entrepot for
trade between Buenos Ayres and Chile
with which it communicates by rooun-
tain oasses. tn the effect that munv
house in the Los Ande district were
lestroyed by the fire and earthquake.
and that there has heen a. larw n.m.W
of casualties. The interruption on all
means of communication with Chile
causes much anxiety. Many rumors of
disaster are afloat.
Quake is Recorded.
VICTORIA, August 17.-The Val
paraiso earthquake was recorded by the
seismograph at Victoria. This afternoon
the ofllcer in charge of the meteorologi
cal station obtained a record of the
shock, which while it does not appear as
bad as that , which devastated San Fran
cisco, was quite prolonged. There is
however, n question of the distance to
be taken into consideration in making
the comparison of the severity. From
the local record, the earthquake occurred
about 4:10 (Pacific Coast time) yester
day afternoon, and lasted until 8 o'clock.
The heaviest shock was felt at 4:45 and
the next worst at 5:45. Both these
shocks were prolonged.
Details Not Obtainable.
BUENOS AYRES, August 17 (0 P. M.
In the absence of telegraphio com
munication beyond the Island of Inca it
has been impossible up to this hour to
obtain the actual details of the destruc
tion by the earthquake in Chile.
The managers of the telegraph com
panies here, state that nothing -is com
ing through. Press reports purporting
to come from Chile, are purely imagi
nary. London and New York are eager-
ly seeking newa from the affected dh-
tnct. Oflteials of the Pacific Railway
express the belief that the damage is
not nearly so serious as stated, but ex-
press the fear that the town of Los
Andes has been destroyed.
TO EXPLORE ISLAND.
Scientist Will Spend Three Months on
NEW YORK, August 17.-IJke a
iiomition (jruftoe, only without a man
Friday, and with a certainty of rescue,
Alfred J. Klein will upend three months
on Kerguelen Inland, half way between
Tasmania and the southern end of the
continent of Africa, in the Indian ocean,
fie is being gent thither by the Mu-euni
of Natural History for purpose of
research, and expect to sail from Boa
ton in September. Through the voy
age of a whaling veel the museum
ha obtained information about Ker-
geulen inland which lead to a belief
that the Island contains many speci
men of plant and animal life entirely
unknown to the world of science. Ker
guelen Hand i situated at 49 degree
south latitude and 70 degrees east
longtitude, half way between Africa
and Tasmania. It is 00 mile Ions and
contain volcano and glaciers. It
temperature seldom rises above fifty
degree or fall below zero. It has
never been inhabited for any length of
time. A whaling vessel will leave Mr.
Klein at the inland, returning for him
fter a three months cruise in southern
PLEASED WITH AMERICA.
Kanf Yo Wei, President of Reform As&o
sociation, Says Women Beautiful
NEW YORK. August 1". There were
fully 500 Chinamen on the pier of the
Hamburg-American line yesterday when
Kang Yo Wei, president of the Chinese
Empire Reform Association sailed. He
had completed a year's visit to this
country, Mexico, and Canada and was
Uoin& to observe conditions in Russii,
ppam. ureece ana ronugau
I The leader of the reform movement
made t gpeech from the 6teamer,s deck
to the throng on the pier and was round
ly applauded. Standing bv him at the
time was his daughter, who remains here
to enter college in the fall. Kang Y
Wei was enthusiastic praise of Ameriej
while talking to reporters and declared
that this government was one of the
best in the world.
"When the reform party goes into
Pwer at nMe " &&d he, "your methods
wiU 1)6 copied." Particularly did he
f praise American women, saying that
their "ty and the freedom of their
,ive were extremely attractive to him,
He wished that the women of China
were as beautiiui and could live as un
hampered as women here.
IMMENSE FOREST FIRES.
Flames Destroy Enormous Amount of
Timber in California Loss $250,000.
SONORA, Cal., August 17. Two ira
mense forest fires ere raging in the foot
hills, seven miles from the Columbia
and Tuolumne county mines. Ranches
and cattle are reported destroyed. An
army of men from the surroundimr
towns, has gone to fight the flnmes. Th
property loss is about a quarter of 1
million already. The fighters are mak
ing uo progress. The fire started by an
attempt to burn a right of way.
YESTERDAY' BASEBALL SCORES-
Pacific Coast League.
At Los Angeles Los Angeles 7, Fres
no 3. '
At Oakland Seattle 2, San Francis
At Portland Portland 6, Oakland
At Butte Butte 2, Spokane 1.
NOTED ACTOR DIES.
NEW Y'ORK, August 17. William B.
Cahill, formerly weil known actor, died
yesterday. He was born in Ireland, and
achieved a reputation before he came
to this country with Miss Lydia Thomp
son. In the 50's Cahill toured the I nited
Clinch Mountain- Tunnel
Caves in Suddenly.
FATE AS YET UNKNOWN
Rescue Party Working With Des
peration to Reach Those
RELATIVES ARE DISTRACTED
Men, Women, and Children, Crowd
Around Month of Ttiaael Await
In; News of Dear Ones Tie
Scenes Are Pitible.
BRISTOL, Va, August 17. Fifty men
are entombed alive in the Clinch moon-
tain tunnel at Clinch Port, Va., as a
result of a cave in, which occurred to
day. It is not known whether the men
are dead or alive, but the work of rescu-i
is being rushed as fast as possible. Air
is being pumped into tbe tunnel for a
distance of several hundred feet and ft
large force of men are working in an
effort to rescue the unfortunates, before
they perish, if they are not already dead.
The men entombed are chiefly natives of
the region and the excitement and an
xiety is intense. Men, women and cbil
dre are tonight at the mouth of the
tunnel, awaiting news of those dear to
them, and pitible scenes are enacted.
The tunnel is being driven through Clinch
mountain for the South and Western
railroad and will be one mile in length.
It has already been extended about 700
feet, and the nus 2! a considerable
distance in the hoie.
The operator at Alberta, four miles
from Clinch tunnel says it reports!
three men have been taken from the
tunnel dead and two others seriously in
TO MEET IN SARATOGA.
MINNEAPOLIS, August 17. The
Grand Army completed its fortieth an
nual encampment late today and ad
journed to meet in Saratoga, N. Y., in
1907. The only contestant the success
ful city had was Cincinnati. Just prior
to adjournment the new commander in
chief, R. B. Brown, announced the fol
lowing staff appointments: Adjutant
General, Joseph W. Neal of Ohio; Quar
termaster eGneral, Charles Burrows of
New Jersey; Assistant Quartermaster-
General, H. J. Holcombe of Philadelphia;
Chief of Staff, J. V. Winanes of Ohio.
NEW HAVEN, Conn., August 17. A
hort business session followed by an
excursion on Long Island Sound made
up yesterday the program of the second
day of the convention of the Internatinal
Association of Municipal Electricians.
Nearly 200 delegates were registered for
NEW YORK, August 17. A private
cable to W. R. Grace and Company from
Valparaiso received via Lima, Peru, saya
the earthquake in Valparaiso was severe
and business has been totally suspended.