The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930, November 14, 1906, Image 1

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Governor Odcll on New
York Campaign.
Alledged (hat There Was no Ex
cuse for Losing State
If Bryan and Htant Make a Combina
tion, Which la Probabl, Thy Will
B a Hard Combination
to Dtfaat.
NEW YORK, Nov. 13. Former
Governor odcll, In nn Interview, stat
ed todny, that the management of the
Republican rnmtwlgn In New Tork
wa the "most alne" he ever knew.
Tho whole Republican ticket, ho said,
might JuNt a well have been elected,
A the result now stand. It look like
n Democratic victory and lenvea the
Republican party In bad shape with
the national campaign coming nn.
Tim Republican, ho declared, made
no campaign at nil, but put tho bur
dn on Governor Hughes' shoulder.
Odell Mated that the people of thin
Mate have alway resented Interference
on the pnrt of the president of the
United Htate In their local election,
and ho hlnks the Interference of
PreMdent Roosevelt did more harm
than good. Odell say that 1 Iourt I"
greatly strengthened ait a political
factor by bin campaign and that while
he might not be elected PreUlent, he
wan n man to be reckoned with In
the future.
Ho mi Id that a combination of Bryan
and Hearst would bo a hnrd one for
the Republican to beat, and believe
that Hearst and Rryan had a com
plete understanding prior to the elec
tion In the ntnto by which Bryan wa
to mipport Henrat for governor and
Henrxt I" to support Rryan for the
presidency. Should thin plnn be car
ried out, the Republican nro not sure
of winning the next election.
Murderer of Harry F. 8mlth at Pitta
burg Captured,
riTTSrtURCJ, Nov. 13. Tho police
tonight expres confidence In having
under arrest the Hlnyer of Harry F.
Smith, who wa killed at hi homo by
burglar. Charle Rucclnl, an Ital
ian, was arrested lust night with a
wounded hand. He had a bullet ex
tracted today. It Is 32-callbre, tho
size of that fired from Smith's gun.
Rucclnl has been Identified by people
who doclare that they saw him at
Smith's home. Rowards for the slay
ers of Smith and James F. McMillan,
who was murdered a week ago, have
been augmented by $1,000 offered by
the city. Many holdups occurred to
dny, the robbers In every case escap
ing. Wholesale arrosts are being made
of men without apparent occupation.
SEATTLE, Nov. 13. T. H. Gourlay,
leader of tho Church of God's Children
or the People of the Apostolic Faith,
1n explaining why he and his congre
gation made so much noise at night
that the neighbors could not sleep,
"We were casting tho devil out of
a woman and In ordor to do It we were
forced to sing and shout. It was a
hard task, but I believe we accom
plished tho desired result."
Chlof of Police Wappensteln In
formed Gourlay that he would have
to use some other means of getting
the devil out of his people.
Standard Oil Company to ba Indicted
In Kern County,
Call today wiyn:
It became known In federal circle"
yeterday that recent locution of land
In Kern county by agent of the Stan
dard Oil company have been made the
mibjoet of Investigation by govern
ment official. A a result It I as
serted Indictment will follow. The
land wan taken up by the petroleum
combine ostensibly for the gypaum de
poult, but In reality for oil purpoae.
That the character of the land had
been carefully etudled I hown by
the fact that a (lowing oil well hn
already been developed.
The Inquiry la being made through
the office of United State Attorney
Devlin of Ban Francleo. Federal
agenta have been at work for aeveral
week In Kern county. From their
preliminary report It la believed that
the manner In which the land wa e
cured will warrant Indictment on the
part of the federal grand Jury.
The Information eecured by these
agent will be placed In the hand of
United State Attorney Robert T.
Devlin, who will In turn forward It
to Wohlngton to the attorney gen
whaling steamer Bowhiad which left
here April 19, 1903. arrived here yea-
terday from the Arctic with a catch
valued at over $100,000.
The Rowhead aecured eleven whalei
and brought home 20,000 pound! Of
bone and 370 barrel of OIL
Various Cities are Taking Precaut
ionary Measures.
Crime Epidemio Continue and Eight
Burglar! and Hold-up Oeourred
at Pittiburg and Vioinity In
Twenty-four Hour.
riTTSBURO, Nov. 13. Almost si
multaneously with the numerous burg
laries and case of highway robbery
In tnls city, comes reports from
throughout Allegheny and adjoining
counties of like crimes accompanied
by violence In dispatches to the As
sociated Press last night, no less than
eight such cusea were reported within
a hundred miles of Pittsburg, some
of them attended with fatal results,
In lino with steps taken by the Pitts
burg city authorities the otllclals of
neighboring boroughs began last night
to take precautions against any "epi
demio of crlmo" In their ballwlcks.
At Sewlckley last night an ordinance
wa passed by the local council In
creasing the Dolleo force and calling
upon the police to apprehend nil sus
picious characters. The borough coun
cil of Sharpsburg, also a neighboring
borough, empowered the police com
missioners to employ as many addi
tional men as was deemed necessary.
View Expressed at the Meeting Were
Not Altogether Harmonious.
WASHINGTON, Nov. 13. For more
than five hours today, the Currency
Committee of the American Banking
Association and the New York Cham
ber Of Commerce discussed the formu
lation of principles which are to form
the basis of legislation for the Issu
ance of emergency currency In times
of financial stringency. These princi
ple will bo recommended to congress
for enactment Into law at the coming
Although the views expressed today
were not altogether harmonious at all
times, the discussion showed an evi
dent disposition to reach a common
ground. The discussion today devel
oped a sentiment In favor of curren
cy to be Issued during the periods of
financial stress, as Is done In various
European countries.
Dence Fog and Southwest
Great Misfortune.
Vessel Was Out From Junin, Chili, and Bound for Portland In
Ballast and Had Been Off the Columbia Bar for Nine Days
Trying to Enter This Port.
Just a the day waa breaking yes-
terday morning, or to be correct, at
6:40 o'clock, the: fine Rrltlsh four- her unhappy fate. They are a fine
masted bark Galena, Captain Howell, body of sailors and seem thoroughly
69 day out from Junln, Chile, In well disposed toward their officers and
ballast, for Portland, with thirty peo-'the kindly people who first met the
pie all told, on board, went ashore exigencies of the untoward hour yes
on the Clatsop sands, at a rlnt two terday morning.
mile north -of Qearhart Park. There
was a dense fog prevailing at the
time, and when It lifted It was only ,
to reveal the ship In a smother of .
breaking water and the shore almo't ! Peter Iredale, her predecessor In mls
dtrectly beneath her. fortune. Just what steps will be tak-
Captaln Howell was, himself, In ! en for her restoration are not yet dis
charge of the deck, and Immediately j cussed at the consulate, but she will
gave the necessary orders to wear
ship, but Just as the men buckled
down to a swift haul on the braces,
they fouled aloft and before they could
be cleared, she had slipped on the
beach and was a victim to the mis
chance of a blinding fog. supplement-
ed almost immediately by a smashing i
gale from the sou'west, which struck
the coast at that hour. It waa soon
evident thut she could not be saved
and the captain ordered rockets sent
up, but the density of the fog pre
vented their being seen for any con
siderable distance, and as the vessel
was pounding heavily, and swinging
dangerously .the starboard life-boat
was called away and all hands were
safely landed in a few moments.
Not a soul was hurt, or lost, and
the party took up a line of march
directly Inland, making the West
farm-house In short order, where all
possible relief was extended to the
tired, cold and hungry outfit. There
they rested during the day, coming
to this city on the evenln gtraln from
Seaside, In charge of First Officer S
B. Thompson, who reported Instantly
to Vice Consul P. S. Cherry, who In
stalled the men at the Central ho
tel and provided for their care and
comfort In all ways.
The vessel struck Just at the turn
of the flood and the sea swung her
stern Inshore, so that when the tide
went out she was lying on a line dia
metrically opposite to the course on
which she approached the coast. She
was steering nor'-by-eost when she
got Into trouble, and the wind was out
of the sou'-west and blowing at a
swinging rate. The masts and spars
held and the only sign of disorder aloft
Is a split mizzen upper-top-sall. She
was carrying upper and lower top
sails, fore and aft, the fore-sail and
the spanker and she rests easily on
an ven keel.
Captain Howell, the second officer
and the steward remained with the
ship, while the first officer and twenty-six
men came on to town.
A guard waa sent over from the
fort and another from the Point Adams
life-saving station and these will re
main on duty until other arrangements
are made for the safe-keeping of the
ship's stores and moveables.
The Galena picked up the Columbia
river lights nine days ago and haa
been beating off and on all that time
and contending with a succession of
gales and was running short of some
of her staple supples in the food line.
She haa no sickness aboard and la In
Gale Responsible for the
prime condition In all ways, and he
men speak kindly and regretfully ot
Thls Is the second British vessel to
he lost within the past month on the
Clatsop sands, and this one lies about
seven miles to the south'ard of the
be guarded carefully against all sub
sequent losses, either from sea or from
The Galena Is owned by T. Shute,
Glasgow waa built In 1890, by Steph
ens & Sons, at Dundee was of 2,294
ton gross register and 2,169 tons net;
has a length of 292 feet, Is of 42 feet
beam and 24 feet depth of hold and la
a fine, staunch vessel, and not tin'
like the Peter Iredale In general ap
pearance, though a larger and heavier
Effort to Secure Legislation Against
Jap Attending School,
Call will say tomorrow that Secretary
Metcalf, before leaving for Washing
ton today, confided to a few Intimate
friends that the sentiment of the peo
ple of San Francisco, if not the whole
state, was opposed to allowing Japan
ese or Chinese children to mingle
freely with Caucassian children In the
public schools, and that it Is likely
that a statue providing that Asiatic
children shall be taught In separate
schools will be strengthened at the
eomlnor session of the legislature. As
a lawyer, the secretary told the Call,
that his opinion was that the treaty
with Japan guaranteed Japanese chll
dren equal rights with children of the
most favored nation, and that the pro
visions In the California statues of
that kind would be unconstitutional
Strike Situation in New York la Ap
arently Settled.
NEW YORK, Nov. 13. There Is no
longer any danger from a strike of
the railroad employes of the east, as
the situation with reference to the de
mands of the members of certain or
ganizations was considerably cleared
today. The New York, New Haven
& Hartford and the New York Cen
tral came to an agreement with the
committee representing the firemen of
the two roads regarding the status of
the new electric locomotives and the
adjustment committee of the Erie lo
comotive engineers announced late to
day that It had come to an agreement
with the officials of that system. The
question of wages and hours will be
the subject of further meetings and
railroad officials anticipate no diffi
culty In coming to an agreement.
Abe Rueff Charge District Attorney
of Accepting Money,
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 13. Infor
mation waa given out last evening that
within a few days action will be tak
en by a member of the board of au
pervlsor charging Francis J, He'
ney with accepting fees from outside
forces in payment for services per
formed In his official capacity. This
course haa special reference to a fund
of $100,000 guaranteed by the citizen
to pay the costs of his war on the
grafters. '
The ' commencement of these pro
ceedings marks the next move of the
accused graters to hamper the efforts
of the district attorney and oust He-
ney from the office he now occupies.
When Informed of the proposed ac
tion last evening Heney refused ab
solutely to talk.
il have nothing to say whatever,"
said he. "I am not worrying; about
any move the supervisors may make."
Detective Burns was more than talk
ative on the question, however.
'Why, such action would be simply
ridiculous," said he. "If any of the
supervisors contemplate It, they must
be crazy. Now as to the $100,000
fund, we have no hesitation In saying
that Mr. Heney haa not and will not
touch a single cent of it, neither did
he ever intend to do so. I don't know
what disposition will be made of the
money, but I do know that Mr. He
ney will not get any of it"
Ruef made public a cablegram, re
ceived from Schmitz last night an
nouncing that Schmitz was sailing
from Baulonge Saturday. He will
reach New York Friday.
Believed General Rheinbot Threw
Bomb Himself.
Alleged That the General Shot Hi
Supposed Assailant to Get Rid of
Hi mand Story ia Generally
MOSCOW, Nov. 13. Although Gen.
Rheinbot received a hundred messages,
Including one from the Emperor, to
today, congratulating him on his nar
row escape from assassination, there
are ugly rumors in Moscow that
Rheinbot was the author of the plot
against his own life. It is thought
that he had schemed thus to retrieve
his falling fortune and stave off his
retirement, it having been decided
upon in official circles to relieve him
from duty.
Rheinbot, at the time the alleged
attempt was made, was following the
usual foot path on a rough narrow
alley. The bomb exploded in a man
ner highly suspicious. Pieces were
picked up to show it had been more
than an immitatlon and perfectly
harmless. The original theory was
that the bomb would not go off be
cause the dynamite was frozen. Now
the police explain it was a fuse bomb
and that the social revolutionists had
discarded these missies long ago. Re
garding the shooting of his assailant,
while he was being held by a policei-
man, It is asserted that the bomb
thrower did not have a revolver, that
he fired at no one, and the general Is
alleged to have shot him to get rid of
CAMBRTOGE. Mass., Nov. 13. A
comet, which could be seen through a
small telescope, was discovered Sat
urday night by Holger Thiel at Co
penhagen, according to a dispatch
received today at the Harvard college
observatory! from Professor Kreuntz
of Kiel, Germany.
Two observations were made of
the comet, one at eight hours 12 min
utes and 12 seconds p. m. (Eastern
standard time), In right ascension, 9
hours 15 minutes, 21.3 seconds, dec
lination plus 12 degrees 16 minutes 60
seconds; the second at 11:13:09 p. m.
In right ascension 9 hours 16 minutes
18.3 seconds, declination plus 12 de
grees, 28 minutes 31 seconds.
Chinese Considered Poor In
Military Tactics.
The Officers are Considered More
Deficient Than the Soldiers
and Navy.
Newspaper Claim the Action of 8an
Francisco School Board Relative
to Japanese a Disgrace to "
American Manhood.
VICTORIA, B. C, Nov. 12 The stea
mer Empress of Japan which arrived
today from the Orient, brought news
of the Chinese military maneuvers In
in North China. Japanese correspon
dents who accompanied the maneuvers
are unanimous in stating that while
the operations showed distinct algna
of progress, the Chinese troops are
not yet qualified to range themselves
against occidental soldiers. The men
are considered deficient in nerve, the
movements of the various bodies are
not properly co-ordinated, and there
was want of uniformity. The educa
tion of officers is considered especially
defective. Two armies marched at
first around each other's flanks and
their encounter was consequently be
lated. Unlike the previous years man
euvers there was no prearrangement
The northern army under Viceroy
Yuan Shlh Kal was defeated at first,
one of its wings being broken and for
ced to retire. The southern army un
der Viceroy Shang Chih Tung then as
sumed the offensive but was unable
to dislodge Yuan's forces and exposed
its own flank when the northern army,
taking advantage of the strategical
blunder recovered its lost ground and
forced the southern army into retreat
The troops engaged numbered 36,000.
They marched well and had a good ap
pearance as to arms, horses and equip
ment. It was noticed that the queues were
docked. Yuan Shih Kal's verdict was
that there was want of uniformity in
the armies, greater practice in muske
try was necessary and other improve
ment needed. The southern army was
greatly inferior to the northern force
in equipment.
Japanese newspapers received by
the Empress of China are filed with
comment regarding the anti-Japanese
demonstration at San Francisco
Some write very -bitterly. The Nippon
says the "Proceedure at San Francisco
is disgraceful from the point of view
of American manhood. It is an echo
of the cry of the unfit to be suffered
to Burvive. Seeing themselves threa
tened with submergance in the struggl
of life they fall back upon weapons
universally condemned by civilization."
The battleship Satsuma, 19,060 tons,
will be launched at Yokusuka, Novem
ber 15. The emperor will be present
at the lanching and the occasion will
be celebrated, this being the first bat
tleship to take the water from a Jap
anese dock.
Governor Hughes Wears Red Cap In
the Adirondack.
NEW YORK, Nov. 13. A special
dispatch to the Times from Camp Kll
kare in the Adirondacks, where Governor-elect
Charles B. Hughes is re
cuperating from his election labors,
says Mr. Hughes took precaution yes
terday, while taking his exercise in
the woods, to wear a bright red cap.
There are many hunters in the forests
now looking for deer, and the red cap
was worn as a danger signal.
Mr. Hughes himself, the dispatch
says, does not care for hunting.