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VOLUME LXI NO. 219
ASTORIA, OREGON, SUNDAY. AUGUST 19, 1906
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Jerome May Be Candidate
HIS CONSENT PROBABLE
District Attorney's Gubernatorial
Boom Gives New Twist to
CITY'S RED TAPE METHODS
Coitly Ramifications of Municipal Red
Tp In Financial Department
Shown Upton Sinclair's Co
t Operative Has Troubles,
NEW YORK. AiijfUHt IS. The an
nouncement by John A, Henncberry.
thief clerk in RUtrkt Attorney Jerome'
office ami on of the district attorney
political lieutenant, that Mr. Jerome
would probably consent to liecome the
democratic candidate fur governor if
there seemed to be a demand for hi
nomination, put a new phase upon what
promise to lie Hip most Interesting
Kiilirrnatorial fight the Empire State
ever aw. With Hlgglus renominated by
the Republican on "the utrnth of hi
record, with Heart renominated by
himself, nnd with the usual tally of
Socialist, lro1iibition and "Labor" can
didate, there promie to 1 o many
ticket in the field thnt the man who i
not running for lomo office wll be hard
to find. If Hearst rapture the regular
democrat it) nominat ion, it i averted
that Jerome will run a an independent
democrat, representing the "safe and
aane" element in the party. However
much Mr, Jerome' popularity may have
dwindled since the Inst election, It muat
lie confessed that he i a veritable cy
clone on the stump and can blow away
ny of the megaphonlo orator the
Heart party Is likely to bring against
liim. The New York newapnper. the
Sun and the Evening Pout, are already
supporting bi candidacy.
clalr's Kew Vork Home Colony Aocla
tion, a It citl led, me qtietions arose
over dUcuKilnii on committee rcort
that Indicate Mr, Sinclair may have
tackled a harder proportion than the
Reef Trunt, One co-op with a tte for
hygiene wanted to know if he would I
allowed to enter the co-operative dining
room with liar feet. Thi precipitated
a hot diculon which wa only aide
tracked when another member of the
proeetlv colony, with fondne for
ragtime, demanded if he had the right
to keep a gramophone going on hi
front porch from fl o'clock until mid
night. Another member wa curlmi a
to whether he could get breakfast a
late a 10 o'clock every morning, and
it ill another wlidicd to be Informed if
he would I allowed to cook hi favorite
dUh of sauerkraut In the parlor on a
hot u miner evening, A prolonged di
cuMion of thce prelng claim of in
dividual taxte left the eo op ft ill In .
Mate of delicious Indecision.
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I -AKOTHMWIIB DAT. 1X11(1 VC 1 DP .
HAVOC IN METROPOLIS
Coat of Municipal Red Tape.
The coittly rnmlllcationa of municipal
red tape were beautifully llliiHtratcd
recently when a voucher was received
ljy the Finance Department from the
Hoard of Education stating that the
city was indebted to a certain school
wupply dealer, for the purchase of five
ldue print, the autii of 5 cent. After
going through the auditing department
of the Hoard of Education, the bill wa
forwarded to the auditing department of
the Finance Department, where it pawed
through the hands of eighteen high
mala ried ofllciaU. These gentlemen spent
nt least $4.05 worth of the city's time
in handling the paper o that It cost
upwards of $5 to settle a bill of 5 cent.
Moreover, the voucher spent IS days in
the Finance Department being transfer
red from one functionary to another.
New Yorkers are considering this an
object lesson in why municipal under
takings lose money.
Not AH Roses.
Mr. Upton Sinclair, who is deter
mined to ; prove to the benighted in
dividualist that a co-operative home col
ony in the suburbs Is the nearest thing
to paradise, is finding that the road to
his pet project is not all roses. At a
recent meeting In the city of Mr. Sin-
Germany and England An On Beit of
HKRLI.V, August 18.;reat aatisfac
tion prevail at the foreign office over
the result of the meeting of KdwarJ
and William. The latter bat expreed
himself strongly, a being highly satis
fied with the outcome of hi personal
conference! with the King. T tflwui
Ion of the monarch covered many im
portant question of interest to both
eountrle, without aiming to reach spe
cific agreement, but with a view to
coming to satisfactory understanding
respecting the policies pursued by the
two countries, Thi wa accomplished
in the main, and the foreign office ex-
lied to see the improvement in the
Dispatches Say Fire Adds to the Horror of Earth
quake. Panic Reips Every Where
PROPERTY LOSS IN SANTIAGO IS $2,000,000
ShocKs ire Felt at Tacna in the Extreme North of ChileMany
Towns Reported Destroyed Martial Law is
Proclaimed in Valparaiso.
QUAKES CONTINUE THROUGHOUT COUNTRY, SPREADING TERROR
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AUTHUK1IIE3 AKB VAINLY ATTfi MPTING TO CALM THE PEOPLE,
BUT ARE UW ABLE BECAUSE 0 F THE CONTINUANCE OF THE
SHOCKS SHIPPING IN HA RBOR ESCAPES UNDAM
AGEDSOLDIERS FO RCE RESCUE WORK.
FIRM IS ROBBED.
Win LAN D, August 18. It was
learned today that a sum of between
$21)00 and l-tOOO in gold coin was ab
stracted from the burglar proof safe of
Allen and Lewis, prominent merchants
of thi city between three weeks and a
month ago. So great has been the care
with which the secret ha been kept
that not even the employes working in
the odlce within a few feet of the safe
were aware that a robbery had taken
place. The matter was not reported to
the police, but ha been in the hands of
a private detective agency and without
result so far a Is known. L. Allen
Lewi, one of the members of the firm
when' interviewed tonight refused to
male ny statement further than nd
mlt it wa true the firm wa roblied.
THREE FAMILIES GRIEVE.
CORVALLIS, Ore., August 18.-The
past week ha been a and one for several
Corvallis families, there having occurred
three deaths, all under unusually sad
Clark Munday, a young man of
the city, was taken ill with appendi
citis last Friday, the attack being so
violent that on Saturday an operation
was performed, lie wag thought to bo
doing well, but on Tuesday uric poison
ing set in, and early Monday morning
he was dead, lie wa a member of the
O. A, C. junior class, and a most ex
emplary young man, ITe carried a
$1500 insurance policy with the United
Artisans In favor of his mother.
The little 2-year-old son of Mr, onl
Mrs. Cecil Cat hey, of this place, died
Wednesday, after undergoing a surgical
operation to remove an abscess that sud
denly appeared on the neck.
Little Dorris Herron. aged 3 years,
died Wednesday morning after a few
days' illness of tuberculosis of the
brain. The mother, the young wife of
Robert Herron, a prominent citizen of
the county, died September 4, 1004, of
Fully 5000 people according to th
latfwt dispatches from Santiago d!
Chile lost their lives In the Valparaiso
disaster. Santiago also sulTered severe
ly, 30 were killed and $2,000,000 vu
the property loss. Except the foregoing
no estimate of the damage and casual
tie caused by the earthquake has
la'en received in Xew York up to 11
o'clock tonight and the almve dispatch
A panic resigns in both eitie. The
shock were felt at Tacna in the ex
treme end of Xorth Chile. A number of
minor towns have been either destroy
ed or materially damaged. Varparaiao
has Wen descried as "nearly destroy
ed" and "half destroyed" by the earth
quake and the flames. The loss of life
and property is undoubtedly heavy.
Telegraphic communication haa been re
established with Chile, hut no message
are yet received from Valparaiso.
MUTINEERS ARE SENTENCED.
CRONSTADT, August 18,-Ten of the
mutineers who have been on trinl how
have been condemned to death, fifteen
acquitted and 122 sentenced to terms of
REPORTS ARE TRUE.
HUEXOS AY RES, Saturday, August 18,
0:30 P. M. The Associated Press has
received authentic information confirm
ing the worst reports of the Cliilean
earthqunke. Valparaiso is partialy de
stroyed. The most damage done is in
the center of the city extending from
the Plana Del Orden to the Plaza Pratta.
Many lives are lost, but the number h
not yet known. Hundreds are injured.
Los Andes is almost totally destroyed.
The finest buildings of the town, gov
ernment house, hotels, and pubic ollices,
are. almost totally destroyed. Oother
towns on the Cliilean side of the Andei,
wholly or partially destroyed are
Quillota, Llay Liny, Illapet, Vallenar,
and Kan Felipe. . Quiollota is a mass of
ruins and there is much losg of life,
there. F'rom Santiago to the Andes
every tintge and tunnel on the railway
is utterly wrecked and the railway lines
torn up. The shock is supposed to have
been caused by the eruption of a vol
cano near .Tenia Los Andes. It is im
possible to estimate the dimensions of
the district at the present moment.
There is no doubt the disaster is of
tempta at organisation have proved
futile. Martial law haa been proclaimed
and an effort made to calm the people,
but with little effect a the quakes still
continue up to this afternoon.
Five Shocks Are Felt.
Five shocks were felt today though
not so frequent or violent, they were
enough to keep the people in a state of
terror. The dead and injured are plac
ed at 1000, while wild rumor place the
figures at 4000. However, owing to
the lack of a systematic report, all
figures are a speculation. The shipping
in the harbor escaped undamaged, and
every vessel 1 a haven for the refugee.
All building are deserted. Practically
nothing , haa been done in the way of
clearing the wrecks or searching for
dead bodies as the laborers refuse to
enter the ruing because of the continued
shocks. The soldiers will force the
rescue work tomorrow.
VALPARAISO IS WRECKED.
GALVESTON, Texas, August 18.
Valparaiso has been wrecked by an
earthquake and fire, and the few build
ings that escaped serious damage from
the earthquake were either being burn
ed or are in immediate danger. The
people are panic stricken, and all at-
BUENOS AYRES, August 18.-A dis
patch from La Paz saya reports re
ceived from there say the earthquake
shocks continue at Valparaiso, where a
panic prevails. The fire originated in
the Paza del Orden and is spreading
rapidly in the northern portion of the
city. A dispatch adds that it is offic
ially confirmed from La Serena that
much damage was done at Valparaiso
and many persons killed or injured. A
storm is reported on the bay of Val
paraiso. The disturbances are felt eve-i
in Tacna, tie northermost province of
Chile. Loud subterreanean noises are
heard at La Serena. The villages o:
Illapcl, 130 miles north of Santiago and
Vallenar, and 300 mile north of there,
York Stock Exchange Witnesses
NEW YORK, August 18-Yeterday'
wild scene on the stock exchange were
repeated today. The galleries were
filled with spectator attracted by re
ports of yesterday's excitement of the
electrifying effect of the announcement
of dividends declared on Union and
Southern Pacifle stocks. These two
stock continued to make sensational
fluctuation. The whole market was
affected in sympathy. Price advanced
buoyantly on, from one to three point
on the buying demand such as bag not
been witnessed since the Bull period
of 1901. The broker apparently bad
orders to buy unlimited amounts of
United and Southern Pacific and blocks
of thousands of shares and event tens
of thousands were taken at the market,
at any price demanded. The Pennsyl
vania was second only to the Pacific and
during the second hour the Reading also
came into prominence, and was rushed
up over four points on almost an un
limited buying movement. Heavy pro
fit taking by Room traders made prices
fluctuate constantly, but the enormous
buying demand continued undiminished
up to the closing.
CREDIT EXHAUSTED. .
ST. PETERSBURG, August 18 -The
credit of $7,500,000 voted by the late
parliament for famine relief being al
ready exhausted and the commission re
vising the budget having scraped the
last possible kopeck to raise $10,000,000,
it was reported this afternon that the
government had determined to have re
course to an internal loan of $27,000,000
to provide the further sura urgent!,
needed to prevent starvation and pro
vide seed for a new crop. The loan will
oe "subscribed" by the state savings
Judge Hunt Sends Him to
Mc Ncill's Island.
ON CHARGE OF PERJURY
Watson is Given His Freedom on
Was a Victim.
HENEY AFTER BIGGER FISH
Sentence For Hendricks and Zaciary ia
Postponed Win be Given a Chance
to go on Stand in Bntte Case '
la Their Own Behalf.
SURVEYORS ARE BUSY.
CASTLE ROCK, Ore, August 18.
i wo companies ot railroad surveyors
have been at work in this vicinity for
several week past, one in each side of
the Cow lit River. It hag been generally
known that those on the east side were
Northern Pacific men, but there hag
been considerable doubt in the minds of
the people as to whom the others repre
tented. The engineers themselves hav
been very reticent, and have not given
much satisfaction to those making in
qmries. One of them gave out the in
formation the other day that they were
working for the Oregon & Washington
Railroad. This is thought to be the
Ilarriman road, and as steps are now
bein taken to complete the arrange
ments for the right of way it looks like
there might be some building begun
CITY IS DESTROYED.
TOPEKA, August 18. A private mes
sage received at Wichita, Kan., from
Valparaiso, says the city is destroyed.
The messages bears today's date.
COMPANY WILL FIGHT.
NORTH YAKIMA, Wash., August 18.
Judge Hanford, of the United States
District Court, today granted a prelimi
nary injunction to the Northwest Light
& Water Company, which restrains the
city from holding an election August 29.
to vote on the purchase of the water
plant by the municipality. Registra
tion close this afternoon at 5 o'clock.
About 1000 have already registered.
COLFAX, Wash., August 18. County
Assessor M. C. True and his 23 field
deputies have completed the work of
assessment in Whitman county and
turned the books over to the County
Commissioners. The returns show
total assessed valuation of $27,689,910,
as agam.se ti&VM.tw tor last year,
showing an increase of nearly 100 per
cent. The value of personal property
has increased nearly $1,500,000, while
real estate has increased accordingly,
farm property making the greatest
gam, from $7,505,575 for last year to
$17,115,000 for this year. The assessed
valuation of railroads has nearly
doubled, while the trackage has increas
ed from 312 miles to 385.
RAISE THE TOLL.
VICTORIA, August 18.-A dispatch
from Ottawa says the railway commis
sion has issued an order that the addi
tional toll of 5 cents a hundredweight
on all traffic from British Columbia,
which originates in the eastern United
States must not be charged as now is
done on freight from British Columbia
originating in, Eastern Canada. .
PORTLAND, August 18. Coe D. Bar
nard, convicted of perjury as a witness
to the final homestead proof of Charles
A. Watson, was this morning sentenced
by Judge William H. Hunt in the United
States Circuit Court to imprisonment
in the Government prison on McNeill's
Island for two years, and fined $2000.
Hamilton H. Hendricks, former Unite!
State Commissioner at FossiL secre
tary and treasurer of the Butte Creek
Land, Livestock & Lumber Company,
and Clarence B. Zachary, manager of
the company, will not be sentenced un
til after trial of the Butte Creek fenc
ing case, in order that they may enjoy
the right to testify in their own be
half at that trial, if they so desire.
Charles A. Watson, who was convicted
of perjury in falsely swearing to his
final homestead proof, was allowed to
go on his own recognisance, on the sug
gestion of Special Assistant Attorney
General Heney, who announced it to be
the policy of the government not to
prosecute individual homesteaders in
past offenses, who told the truth and
thus aided in the apprehension and
punishment of those who instigated the
commission of crimes against the gov
ernment v1 tf
When court convened Prosecutor
Heney caused a ripple of surprise by
announcing that for reasons which the
government deemed sufficient hs desired
the sentencing of Hendricks and Zach
ary to go over until after the trial of
the fencing case. Sentence, he said,
would disqualify them from testifying,
and would place them in a peculiar sit
uation should they desire to take the
witness stand in their own behalf.
He then called the court's attention
to the Watson case, and announced that
it had all along been the policy of the
Government not to prosecute the in
dividual homesteaders, even though
they had engaged to contract sale of
their lands in advance, in cases, where
they appeared before the grand jury
and told the truth. Watson, he said,
had not been shown an opportunity to
appear before the grand jury for the
reason that the officials did not know
where he was.
Day before yesterday Mr. Heney had
sent for Watson, and he had voluntarily
offered to go on the witness stand i"
the Zachary case, and to tell the truth,
intimating that he had not been given
the same chance as other homesteaders.
Heney then turned him over to Irvin
Rittenhouse, to whom he had given n.
full statement. He believed, he said,
that Watson had told his story on tho
witness stand freely and honestly.