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VOLUME LXI NO. 250
ASTORIA, OREGON, WEDNESDAY. SEPTEMBER 16, J906
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Interesting Incidents of
TOLD BY AN OBSERVER
Ota Bengo, the Congo Pigmy
Creates Interest In Zoolog
PUSHCARTS HINDER TRAFFIC
"Big Tim" Sullivan Dodges Gambling
Law by Taking Parties to Sea
Bank Clerki Get Jok on W.
t NEW YORK, Sut. 23.-Th New
York Zoo at present bai on ithnd
a. Cuuua livirmv. a mild-mannered and
clean lilt of ebony humanity, which Di
rector Iloruauav ia vary anxlon to
have tome benevolent person adopt
When Profeor Samuel I. Verner. Af
rloan explorer, asked the Zoo to keep
the liltle man for liim om time ago
Director Hornaday thought OU Ben
ra. (or that wa the pygmy's name,
would make an Instructive exhibit, and
o he placed biro In the cage with the
orangoutang, Hohong. The pair soon
became fat friends and chattered to-
irether bv the hour. Then the trouble
began. Minlatera from the rural dis
trict began to nd in protest against
the exhibit, and delegation of indig
nant black citizen In high hats called
upon Director Hornday and demanded
that hi ebony charge be removed from
the monkey bonne. So Ota Renga got
the freedom of the Zoo, He wa of
a pleasant temper, but, apparently, de
void of fear, and the attendant have
had a nervoua time keeping him from
being gored by the big elk, eaten by
the lion, or killed by poisonous rep
tiles. Then, too, whenever the crowd
oa Wie eight of Bcngn flitting about
the Zoo ground they will give a yell
of "there' the wild 111011," and soon a
bowling mob I chnaing after tho lit
tle fellow, tearing across the lawns and
flower bed, leaping fence and climb
ing tree. At these manifestation the
pygmy U not greatly perturbed.
Though he is a cannibal he always re
malna gentle and polite. Prof. Ver
ner first met Bcnga on the occaalon of
a banquet given to the explorer by a
friendly Congo tribe. Benga waa to
be the roast, but Prof. Verner saved
him by purchasing him unslaughtered.
A certain treet on the edge of the
financial (Harlot, ordinarily jammed
with traffic, ha been torn up for cv
eral week and complaint made to
the city have apparently brought no
result. A few daya ago a great rain
shower turned the street Into a big
awlmming pool, and the clerk In a
big national bank on the block, which
bad auffered from the chnotio condition
of the thoroughfare, painted a big sign
on.l eiiw.l- It n nn tll lIlOrA flf tll6
lake. The sign react-) "This 1 munici
pal ownership the city owns the
atreet." Crowd paused to grin appre
ciatively at the legend and they were
more amused when a big automobile
rounded into the streets, hit the- pool
with a splash and came to a dead top.
Few persons In the crowd, however,
realized that the machine belonged to
W. R. Hearst, high prlet and exponent
in general of the municipal ownership
It's great to be a Sullivan In New
York, because then you need not give
heed to the rules and codes that gov-
GOMPERS' OWN REVIEW.
Of Hi Recent Bitter Fight Agalnat Lit
tlefteld of Maine.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 20. In the Oc
tobor number of the "American Fader
allouist," the official organ of the Amer
ban Federation of Labor, President
Gompera review hi campaign against
Representative Llttlellcld and give hi
organisation credit for a reduction of
Littleflflld' majority. He lay the fight
wa made on Littlefield because of hi
bitter and relentless antagonism toward
the best Interest of labor, and not be
cause he wa a Republican or becauxe
hi conspicuous opponent was Denuc
eratle. The charge is made that com
metclal, railroad and shipping trust
poured money into the Maine campaign
In Littlefield' Interest, (tamper also
pay III respect to Cannon, Taft and
other Republican who assisted little
field In hi campaign and conclude by
aylng: "The recent campaign In Maine
ha shown how great are the force
aligned against the Interest of the peo
pie, and It ha also shown that labor
need only to lead the way and ail
good citizen will aid In tho noble and
. FIGHT WITH OCTOPUS.
CHICAGO, Sept. 2S.-A dispatch to
the Tribune from Mobile say!
"A Ave hundred pound octopua wa
caught yesterday by a flhing party In
Mississippi Sound and killed, after a
struggle that lasted eight hour. The
octopus towed the boat, stern first, ten
mile. It wa finally killed with rifle.'
HEARST AT BUFFALO
Will Probably Be Nominated for
JEROME HAS NO SHOWING
Temporary Organftation Effected Yes
terday in Leia Than Half and Hour
Lively Session Looked for To
daySurprise in Reserve.
RUFFALO, K. Y., Sept. 25.-The
I)emocr,tio state convention tomorrow
will nominate a Governor and a full
In lets than one-half hour today, tem
porary organization wa effected, and
Lewi Nixon of New York, wa made
There ia a tension among the dele
gate tonight end a ttorm may enue
tomorrow. According to a consensu of
opinion tonight, Hearst will probably
be nominated for governor on the first
ballot, and W. Stuyveant Cbanlcr will
probably be named for Lieutenant-Governor,
with John S. Whalen for secre
tary of state. All are on the Inde
pendence League ticket. Hearst, it is
conceded, gained control of three im
portant committee at the first session
of the convention; the committee on
contested seats) the committee on pint-
form and resolutions; and the commit
tee on permanent organization.
The candidacy of Jerome wa prac
tically withdrawn today, but some of
his supporters are endeavoring to cre
ate a sentiment in favor of Justice
Gaynor or Adorn of Buffalo.
District Attorney Jerome, in his ea
gerness to have the anti-Hearst Dem
ocrats of New York, concentrate on a
single candidate and beat Hearst,- ha
practically shelved himself as a Guber
natorial aspirant. Whether this man
will be Gaynor, Adorn, Sulzer, or a dark
horse is uncertain. Hearst has already
scored an organization point in the se
lection of Lewis Nixon, Tammany man,
as temporary chairman. A statement
from Murphy seems to Indicate that
Hearst has Tammany lined tip, but
Tammany hat not caucused. The antl
Hearsts meet tonight. Hearst is to be
the first man nomisated.
District Attorney Jerome' candidacy
was praotloally withdrawn today at an
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This Evidently the Rea
, Flan In View
TAFT ADMITS FAILURE
Thousands of Marines and Sailors
and War Supplies Going
WAR DEPARTMENT ACTIVE
Peace Cmmiition Can Do No More-
Secretary Taft Utterly Diigusted
With Preiident Palma and the
Method! Prevailing There.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 25.-Fifteen
nunarea more American marine were
ordered to Cuba today by the Navy
Department. Thi action wa taken
following the receipt of dlspatche from
Taft, Indicating that he had little hope
of an amicable settlement of the trou
bles In Cuba,
In addition to the marine 2,000 blue
jacket will be ent to Cuba. There
are already in Cuba 1,200 marine and
over 3,000 bluejackets.
Bid were opened today at a num
ber of western points for several thou
sand horse and jack, to be shipped
to the army within the next fifteen
day. Unlimited supplies are available
at a number of eastern depots. Every
bureua of the war department Is hum
ming with the work of preparation for
any eventuality that may arise.
The practical failure of the United
States peace mission to Cuba became
evident this afternoon when Secre
tary Taft and Assistant Secretary Ba
con declined to keep their re-engage
nicnt with President Palma on ac
count of the uncompromising conduct
of the Cuban President during the
morning. Secretary Taft expressed
disgust with the methods of the Cu
ban government and said he had about
given up hope of peace without Inter
ventlon. At the same tune, be ex
pect nothing more from the rebels,
who have become mere plundering out
laws, according to hi latest advices,
Secretary Taft intimates that force
alone will end the aquabble.
The battleships Indiana and Ken
tucky will sail for Cuba tomorrow mom
The Cuban republic tonight stands on
the verge of the second period of Amer'
lean intervention. The moderate party
which six week ago was in absolute
control of every office in the island,
national, provincial and municipal, is
tonight determined to abdicate from
everything and compel the United
States to Intervene.
In fact, every government, official,
from Palma down, is sincerely anxlou
to foroe Intervention, rather than yield
to the terms offered by the liberal par
ty and those In arms against the gov
ernment. The liberal leader characterize the
conduct of the government as treason
to the republic, while Taft regards it
at an unwarranted and dishonorable at
tempt to force tho hand of the United
State and Into intervention. It is still
just barely possible that Roosevelt,
through Taft and Bacon, may yet ar
range to establish the liberals in con
trol of the Cuban government, but this
is regarded as only the remotest sort
With either party installed in power,
there still would remain a condition of
deplorable dissatisfaction) and wuiutest,
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DEVELOPERS III SESSION.
Organization Will Endeavor to Ri
lioooo to Advertise Northwest.
WOKANK Sept. 25,-Tbe convention
of the Pacific Northwest Commercial
elulm opened here today with delegate
from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and
Montana lieing prewnt.
Tom Richardson,' of Portland; Sena
tor Ankeny, of Walla Walla; G. B.
Dennis, of Spokane; Frank B. Cole, of
Tacoma; I, A, Nadeau, of Seattle; C.
C. Chapman, J. J, Browne and N. W.
Durham, were the principal speakers.
Judge W. O. Speer of Butte wa made
permanent chairman and C. C. Chapman
permanent secretary. The convention
decided upon a permanent organization
consisting of three vice-presidents from
each of the four states who shall serve
a an executive board, one of whom
1 to be elected president.
The object are declared to be the
fuller developmnt of the Pacific North
watt and the Inducing of immigration
and the investment of capital. The
new organization will endeavor to raise
one hundred thousand dollars for the
purpose of advertising the whole Pa
cific northwest, and not any particular
city or section.
TOO BOLD FOR APPREHENSION.
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 2.1-Joseph
Cucla, an Italian, was shot and killed
while driving along North Main atreet
thi afternoon, by an unknown man,
who, mounted on a bicycle, rode up be
hind Cucia and fired three shot into
his body. No clue Is obtainable as to
the Identity of the assassin.
SARATOGA IS READY
For the Great Convention of State
PRELIMINARY WORK DONE
Governorship Seem to be Swinging Be
tween Hughes and Brace, With the
Former in the Lead Formal
Opening This Morning.
SARATOGA, Sept. 25. The first aea
sion of the state Republican conven
tion, though short, was harmonious and
The proceedings were interrupted at
one stage, by some excited individual,
who shouted out that Hearst had "sac
rificed fifteen million dollar." He was
promptly ejected by some nearby del
A resolution offered by Charles An
derson (colored) deputy collector of in
ternal revenue ( deploring race hatred
and omb law "at home and abroad,"
was amended to include, specifically,
anti-Jewish rioting in Russia, and then
Neither Piatt nor Depew,who have
attended every Republican Honveution
for tho past generation, were present
The delegates seem to be at a loss
regarding the. nominations for the gov
ernorshin. Lieutenant Governor Bruce
and Charles E. Hughes being about , the
only candidates spoken of tonight, but
conditions may change before the con
vention gets down to business tomor
row. The name of Timothy I. Woodruff.
ex-lieutenant governor, Is looming up
as a possible candidate for governor. He
ha a strong up-state following, that
cannot be well ignored.
ENDORSES THE ACTION.
CHICAGO. Sept. 25. The city coun
cil last night passed a resolution com
mending and endorsing the movement
to establish United States postal sav
incs banks. The resolution cites the
wrecking of the Milwaukee Avenue
State bank as one of the reasons why
such . a law should be enacted, and
urges the representatives of Chicago in
congress to assist in the work of es
tablishing these banks, by their influ
ence and votes.
Left New York Yesterday
GUILTY BUT NOT ALONE
Will Openly Accuse All Who Aid
ed Him to Wreck the bank
of itV Millions.
HAPPY IN HIS HOME-GOING
Hia Son I Entirely Devoted to the
Wretched Father Extradition Haa
Bien Waived Old .Man Meas
ured by Bertillion System.
NEW YORK, Sept. 25. Paul 0.
Stensland, the self-confessed embezzler
of funds from the Milwaukee Avenue
State Bank of Chicago, of which he
was president, U tonight on hia way
to Chicago, ready and willing, he says.
to admit his guilt, but at the same
time determined to accuse others whom
Ee "cTalm aire equally guilty of wreck
ing the institution, and it attendant
losses of millions of dollars.
Today he waived extradition and
appeared pleased with the prospect of
getting back to Chicago. He spent a
sleepless night, and this morning was
almost in a state of collapse, but as
the day wore on his mental and phys
ical condition wag greatly improved.
"Discomfort of a nignt m a narrow
and bedless cell, which wa experienced
by Paul 0. Stensland, the former pres
ident of the Milwaukee Avenue State
Bank, of Chicago, who was returned
from Morocco last night, a prisoner on
the charge of wrecking that institu'
tion, was followed today by additional
unpleasant details of police examina
Stensland waa lined up at police head
quarters with a score of alleged pick'
pockets and others who had been ar
rested during the night, and was sub'
jected to the customary examination by
the detective sergeant. This ordeal over,
he wa removed to the identification
bureau, where he was measured in ac
cordance with the Bertillion system, and
later his photograph was taken to be
placed on file at police headquarters
An early visitor to Stensland's cell
was his son, Theodore. The two con
versed together until the summons came
for the father to appear before the
central office men. The former bank
president spent a sleepless night and
was in a condition of semi-prostration
He tottered rather than walked from
his cell to ihe various offices, and
leaned heavily upon the supporting arm
df his son.
Stensland during the night told one
of the officers watching, him that he
wanted to go back to Chicago and would
have done so had he not been arrested
in Tangier. ,
"I wanted to straighten out matters."
said Stensland. "There is a good deal
behind this case, and I want to show
the publio that 1 am not the black
sheep I have heen painted."
SIMPLY AN OPINION.
MOSCOW, Sept. 25. M. Shiploff, the
veteran reformer, in an interview with
correspondent of the Associated Press
todav. declared that the only honorable
and possible escape from the painful
ordeal through which Russia is now
passing, and from a blacker future, was
the immediate replacement of the
Stolypin cabinet by one composed of
men supported by public opinion . and
the immediate election of a new par
' NOT HIS INTENTIONS.
I TANGIER, Sept. 25.-The American
legation haa issued a statement that de
nies the rumors that Minister Cummer
who is leading the American mission
to the Sultan of Morocco at Fez, in
tends to attempt to create American po
litical interest in Morocco.' It con
firms, however, statement that Mr.
Gummere will set forth to the 8ultan .
the difficulties of the situation caused
by disturbances similar to those which ;
recently took place at Mogador and at
Casa Blanca. The statement makes no
mystery of the fact that the United
States intends to make an effort to do
business in the markets of Morocco,
and compete, by the establishment of a
direct steatnship service between the
two countries, in the English and Ger
man import and export trade.
BRYAN DECLARED PASTY LEADER.
HONOLULU, Sept. 24 (10:55 p. m.)
The Democratic territorial conven
tion in its platform declare that W.
J. Bryan is the acknowledged leader of
the party. After expressing approval of
the Roosevelt administration the home
rulers endorsed George R. Carter, the
present incumbent, for governor.
MRS. LOVETT'S WILL IN TJROBATE.
NEW YORK, Sept. 25. In the sur
rogate court at White Plains yesterday
the win of Mrs. Lavina Lovett, drawn'
after she bad passed the age of 102
years, was 6ffered for probate. Mrs.
Lovett, who led a life of great fru
gality, left an setate valued at f 100,
000, consisting of mortgages and ten
bank accounts. Her husband vas the
village blacksmith of JTarrytown.
Score of Dead, Mostly Blacks,
Mark Three-Day Riot
GOVERNOR TERRILL ON SPOT
City Ia Under Martial Law and What
Quietude Prevails Is Enforced
Every Saloon in the City Barred
Close Situation Better.
ATLANTA, Sept. 25. The known
dead who have met death in connec
tion with the riots here, since Satur
day night, number one white man (Po
liceman Heard) and eighteen negroes.
This, is the third day of Atlanta's
race- war, passed without any serious
disturbances and following the arrest of
257 negroes at Brownsville and at Clark
University today, the feeling prevailed
that, at least, peace has been restored
by a strong show of authority. Two
negroes were killed this afternoon by
Governor Terrell has ordered four
companies of militia' into the city as a
matter of precaution. The saloons wero
closed all day and will be so held until
further notice. There is great scarcity
of negro labor of all kinds.
The total known dead as the result
of last night's ani this morning's en
counters is seven negroes, besides Po
liceman. Heard, and Mr. R. C. Thom
son, a white woman, who dropped dead
from the excitement of witnessing the
shooting of two negro prisoners.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.,' Sept. 25.-The
Evening Post has received a dispatch
from its correspondent in Atlanta say
ing that two negroes were killed by
whites in the residence section of the
city at daylight after the negroes hart
made an assault on a white boy.
ATLANTA, Ga., Sept. 25. In a des
perate battle at close range at Clo
rang, between Bicycle Officers Smtth
and Maddox and Policeman Oasen, and
two dangerous negroes barricaded in a
house near the corner of McGruder and
Randolph streets this morning, the n&-
groes were killed and the police officers
had narrow escapes.
Officers Maddox and Smith had been
notitled that negroes were snooiing m
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