The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930, December 11, 1906, Image 1

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    VOLUME LXI NO. 328
Number of Houses Blown
Down in Frisco.
Storm Reaches from Eureka to
San Diego and Creates
Th tntlr Paoifl Coast Swept by a
Sever Oat, On of th Wortt In
Year, Casing Larg Amount
of Oamag.
BAN FRANCISCO, Doe. ll.-On of
th mot vr ffiUi that ha vr
wept th Pacific coast In year,
erred today, creating havoo In Ha
path, destroying a numbor of house
and doing considerable damsge to
fruit orchard along ' th California
coast, The atorm extended from Su
nk on tb north to 84D Xl;e M
th south. Th weather bureau dis
played atorm alicnaU yesterday morn
ing, but little attrition wa. paid to
them. The barometer wa th lowest
mr recorded. Indicating a sever
torm. Report from various cities
and town along th coast ar mea
ger, on account of th wires being
down In svery direction, but sufficient
baa been ascertained to confirm the
report, that consldorabl damage waa
don,1- ' V"'r .
In this city a numbor of houses
and shacks were blown down, most of
them being cheaply constructed to af
ford' a temporary ehelter to those who
bad suffered from th earthquake and
fir. On the business streets a num
ber of wall left atandlng from th
, earthquake were blown down and the
police fore wer occupied all day
warning people to keep off the aide
walks, and most of the pedestrian
who were compelled to walk, took the
middle of the streets, A number of
structures on Valencia avenue col
lapsed during the atorm, but fortu
natel all of the Inmates escaped. Th
' ruins of the Poodle Dog restaurant
fell early In the day, the walls falling
on the new Hall of Justice, break
ing many windows and creating a
panic. The walls of a six-story build
ing on California street fell about 2
o'clock Into the street, Just as a street
car was, passing, but .fortunately the
car passed Just In time to escape the
flying bricks. . 1 , . '
A short time after the storm began
and a It had attained ft velocity of
from fifty-five to sixty miles nn hour,
the teacher In the public schools dis
missed the scholar, warning them to
keep the middle of th streets in go
ing home. . Many families still" living
In tents, witnessed , their covering
blown Into the air, leaving them with
out a cover over tholr head. The re
lief committee have been assisting
those who suffered during the storm,
nnd no Jives ar reported lost
Reports from cities and towns along
the loast say that great damage has
been don to fruit Orchard and a
number of dwelling ,'vve, tnrns and
fruit dreyers hav been blown down.
The orange belt In southern Califor
nia suffered considerably, 5 many of
the limbs of trees being broken, knock -inv
off orurgu soarti" ready fir
picking, and will effect the output
f rem southern California. It Is im
possible to estimate i the damage
throughout the state, but Jt Is ex
ecuted that It will run up Into the
thousand, fh greatest da mag full
en the poor people of San Francisco,
who wer compelled to Itv In fcnpro
vNJ shack,. which,, succumbed to
lh Hprm early In the day, fc-avlng
them without atiy shelter. " J ! '
What threatened to result In a se
rious panic occurred at tb Key Rout
boat when an unusually large wave
struck the vessel, carrying her to
Icewart Women scramd and faint
J, mn rushed to the lifeboat and
only the advice and command of th
cool headed prevented Injury and jper
tup loss of llf among th other pas
enrer. Double anchor chain did
nut prevent om of th, larger ves
suis In th harbor from slipping their
mooring. Th Chines war Junk
Wband Ho, which lay south of the
f-rry slip last tight, dragged her an
chor until h tested In th channel
Tb British ahlptPalgrav slipped her
moorings this tnarnlng and drifted on
'.he rocky shore of Aldatrai Island.
Th tug went to her assistance and
uccreded In getting th vessel In tbe
stream again when, th Palgrave was
again overtaken : by an. unusually
heavy blast, which carried her and
th tugs onto th rock again. Al
though a fierce ea I running th
lug or valiantly standing-by tb
ves and are endeavoring to mill her
(ft the rock a" second Urn.
The latest eetlmates from tb dam
age In Sao Fraoelaco put th lost at
1JO0.WO, for four of th largest firms
In the city, to say nothing of other
damage, which will approximate near
ly on million dollar. Tb large build
ing at tb corner of Polk and Van
Ness Avenue gave In befor the fury
of th storm and all th valuable mer
chandise housed ther waa ruined.
Three other Urge mercantile estab
lishment report their entire stock
ruined by th wind and rain which fol
Socialist and Radical Papers Op
posed Action of Government.
Repetition of Disorder Displeased
"Russia Who I Now Negotiating a
New Treaty With Italy to ,
Guard Against Troubles.
NEW YORK, Deo. 11. A Rome ca
ble, published her today, nay the
Socialist and Radical papers wildly
attack the government, because, ac
cording, to tholr view, It ha decided
to compel Maxim Clorky, th Russian
wrlttor, by a kind of Interdict to
leave Italy. - ' ". . '
Clorky ha been living quietly at
Capri. He wa to have gone to Na
ples for the first performance of his
drama, "Children of the Sun," which
ha been played over a hundred times
In St. Petersburg. ' ," '
To be Just, the dispatch adds, , It
must be said that the government Is
embarrassed as the Neapolitan popu
lation Is ' very , exclteable. A repeti
tion of the disorders of , some weeks
ago. when Gorky spok at a meeting,
would certainly have displeased' Rus
sla -and Russia Is now negotiating a
commerclul treaty with Italy.,
. '
Detroit Men Fined for Accepting Re
bates on Shipment of Sugar.
NH!W YORK. Ceo. 10. C. ", Qoodloo,
and Edwin Karl, member of the. firm
of William. Edgar & Sons, sugar
dealers of Detroit, today In tho Unit
ed State court, pleaded guilty of ac
cepting rebates on sugar shipments
and were fined 90,000 each. The flues
were paid, , Edgar and Earl were In
dicted In connection 'with the New
York Central Railroad Company - and
the American Sugar and Reflnlng
Company. The New York Central was
fined 1108,000 and the Sugar company
118,000, after bolng convicted by a
Jury trial, . '
, 1 r .
Defy Frisco School Board
on Exclusion.
Have Implicit Faith In President
Roosevelt to Aid Them
in Fight.
Japanese Minister Contend That Jp-
Children ar Prevented
From Acquiring n Education
in th Frleee Sohool.
CHICAGO, Dec. ItA' dispatch to
tb Tribune from San Francisco say:
,, Secretary Oyama of th Japanese
consulate In San Francisco; yesterday
gave out for the first time a tetter
In regard to the school question,
which th Japanese Association of
America sent to President Roosevelt
by Secretary Uetcalf. It deal at
length wHh all the detail of the con
troversy and specified briefly th Jap
anese grievances, as follows:
The Japanese, though they hav been
discriminated against solely on ac
count of race, protesting against seg
regation and refusing to submit their
children to danger Incident upon their
attending said Oriental school, have
declined to , obey th order of - the
Hoard of Education, and unless the or
der be rescinded or other relief had,
th Japanese children of Son Francis
co, without fault on their part, will
be deprived of the opportunity to ob
tain an education.
The matter , was presented to the
school board today and discussed at
length. The concensus of opinion pre
vailing In San Francisco, 1 that th
Japanese feel confident of support
from President Roosevelt and they are
becoming arrogant, and will attempt
to dlctat to the officials how the
publlo schools shall be managed. The
letter made publlo has created Intense
excitement In the city, and the entire
population Is ready to back up the
school board and nay that if it leads
to war, no Japanese children shall
fce permitted to attend the San Fran
cisco schools, and sit along side their
children. The sentiment against tbe
Japanese is growing stronger every
day and la more manifest than It was
aralnst the Chinese during the Den
nis Kearney regime In the city.
; Many prominent cltlsens believe that
Roosevelt Is toadying to the Japanese
government, and it Is openly stated,
by leading Republicans, that the po
sition taken by the President will
make a solid west and a -solid south
united against tho oast, and that the
next President of Jhe United States
will be W. J. Bryan, whose attitude
on the Japunese question admits of no
Probable That Jeffries will be Selected
i for Tonepah Fight.
Jeffries will probably be, called upon
to referee th Oans-Hennnn fight at
Tonepah on New Year's day. The
big fellow has not been definitely se
lected, but a the fighters are unable
to agree upon an official and the Ca
sino Athletic club, under whose aus
ploes the fight will be held, wants
Jeffries as a drawing card, It is looked
upon as certain that he will b se
lected. ' . . . .
dan Is partial to a San Franclco
man and wants Jack Walsh or Eddie
Oraney. Herman, on tho other hand,
ha not had so much experience In
th west, and favor George 8IIT.
Jeffrie Is the logical compromise, but
it If doubtful as to what terms can
be made with him. It cost th V
Angeles club $1,500 to get him Into
th ring for the Burns-O'Brien go.
Rv. Shaffer Attaok District Attor
ney John Manning.
PORTLAND. Dec. 10. "The most
ertous charge that I know of In this
whole matter- of slot machine and
their abolition," declared Rev. H. C.
Shaffer at the First United Brethren
church this evening, "1 the district
attorney" refusal to take the testi
mony of leading clttxen relative to
breaking the state law In the opera
tion of slot machine. ' He hould be
ousted from office. HI action la a
dlgrac to th first three letter of
hi name, and a violation of Ws oath
of office. Such contemptlbel weakness
1 the very fpundatlon of tb spirit
of anarchy.
"That an officer of the law should
to far forget Wmself and bl duties
1 ' almost lncomrpehenslble. John
Manning should receive bis marching
orders Immediately. The mayor 1 to
be congratulated for hi order to close
up the slot machine. The newspa
per of th city deserve great credit
for thl reform. The cigar dealer
are accepting the order nicely and re
specting tbe authority behind tbe law,
even If they did not and do not respect
th law. Slot machine gambling Is
the very worst form on account of Its
openness and its apparent respectabil
ity. It appeal to the young fool"
Contestents in New York Bicycle
Race at Work.
Madison Square Garden Crowded With
An Enthusiastic Crowd Interested
In th Outcome of th Great
NEW YORK, Dec. 10. The many
thousands of persons who went to
Madison Square Garden lost night to
see the start of the six $y bicycle
race remained four hours. It 'was
nearly 4 a. in. before the crowd In the
hall began to thin out Up to that
time there had been lots of shouting
and cheering due to the efforts of the
riders to steal a lap, but no unusual
Incident occurred. There were a
number of spills, but none resulted
seriously. ,
At 4 a. m. the men had covered 94
miles 2 taps, an average of 2Stf miles
an hour, a very fast pace. Leon Geor
get, one of the French team, waa lead
ing the riders then by three lengths,
but all were In striking distance and
each man was watching his competi
tors warily, , ready to spurt, should
anyone try to get away.
Vanonl,. Root and Stol made times
Interesting during the night by occa
sional spurts, which served to keep up
the enthusiasm of thq crowd.
Sixteen teams are contesting in the
r.ce and most of them are Hkeiy to
remain to the end, Judging from the
fine condition for form displayed In
the early hour of the race.
SAN FRANCISCO, Doo. 10. After a
quarrel last night, Hugh Barrett, a
metal worker, shot Frank Smith, also
a metal . worker, who mhe found in
his wife's tent in Precita Square.
Smith was taken to the city and
County Hospital, where his death Is
momentarily expected, Barrett was
ON 111
Murray Murder Case Be
gins in Portland.
Mother and Father ol The Accus
ed Visit the Court
Day Consumed in Securing Jury and
Indications Ar That Jurp Unfa
miliar with th Cat Will Be .
PORTLAND, Dec. 10. The trial of
Orlando 8. Murray, accused with tbe
murder of Lincoln C Whitney, was
commenced? In th circuit court today.
Murray shot and killed Whitney for
the reason that , Whitney had out
raged his sister, and be invoked the
"unwritten law" to avenge his sister.
Murray waa brought Into court by
Sheriff Stevens and appeared calm and
collected. When the court announced
that a recess would be taken until
afternoon there was an affecting
scene. The aged father and mother
of Murray greeted him as warmly as
parent could a son, while a dosen
or more friends of Murray eagerly
pressed about him to speak words of
courage and congratulation and shake
him by the hand.
Murray's sister, a frail girl of about
It years, sat In the court room all .the
forenoon, her eyes red with tears hid
den by a handkerchief the most of the
time. She is pretty and there were
evident manifestation of sympathy
for her. ...
The trial promises to he one of the
most sensational murder cases ever
heard In Portland and the Interest
taken In the proceedings was shown
by th crowded condition of the court
room. That it will be difficult to se
cure a Jury for the trial of the. case
was shown this forenoon- Up to 'noon
but four mon had been accepted for
service, although over a dozen had
been examined and rejected. It seemed
that almost every man called to the
Jury box had an opinion , as . to the
guilt or innocence of the accused or a
prejudice that unfitted him for jury
duty. The last juryman excused for
cause this morning, was George Rllea
of Montavllle, who admitted that he
was one of the contributors to the
fund raised In Montavllle to pay the
expenses of Murray's defense.
From the question addressed to th
Juyrmen this morning, -it would ap
pear that temporary aberatlon will be
Murray's defense. It Is likely thai a
greater part of the day tomorrow will
be consumed In securing a. jury, af
ter which the interesting proceedings
will be begun. About thirty witnesses
have been subpoenaed on. both sldns
and the case will probably last for
two weeks. The general belief here
is that Murray will be acquitted.
Unknown Italian Found Aoross Rail'
'..'.'.' road Track. ',.'.'
body of an unknown, apparently an
Italian laborer, waa found yesterday
across the railroad tracks of the Globe
Mills Company at Montgomery anfl
Chestnut streets, at the foot of a steep
The body was still warm when dis
covered and half way up the sheer
declevlty hung a black overcoat upon
a Jagged rock. The police were im
mediately notified. Th cliff at th
bottom of which th body was faund
fully 200 feet high and almost per
pendicular. Presumably th man had
wandered along th edge of the cliff
early In th day and coming to this
natural seat had stopped to rest. H
probably dosed and plunged to hi
death over the cliff.
Socialist Candidate for Mayor of New
NEW, YORK, Dec. 10. John J. Ken
nelly, the Socialist labor candidate for
mayor In the campaign of 1905, wast
drowned yesterday in Long Island
Sound, off Oak Point Klnneally wa
employed a shipping clerk by the New
York, New Haven & Hartford Rail
road. .'...'
He wa at work on a float when he
mlrsed his footing and fell overboard.
SANDY HOOK, N. J., Dec 10. Th
Long Beach, L, L, Life saving station
report a steamer, name as yet un
known, ashore near that place. Tb
life saving crew ha gone to her aid.
, PITTSBURG, Dec. 10. Towboat
carrying 2,500,000 bushels of coal left
the harbor last night for southern
points, making about six million bush
els sent south in two days. 1c is es
timated that within the past month
over 75,000,000 bushels were shipped
J. S. Farley Wants Receivership of
Land Office.
Political Fight Between the William
ion and Moody Factions at Th
Dalles with Senator Fulton :
Supporting Williamson.
THE DALLES, Dec. 10. J. G. Far
ley, manager of John N. Williamson'
last campaign for congress, Is sched
uled for recommendation to succeed
Miss Anna M. Lang as receiver of
the United States bnd office In thl
city. Miss Lang's term will expire in
April, along with that of M. T. No
lan, who has tendered his resignation
as register and for whose place J. H.
Fish, of The Dalles, has been rec
ommended. The Farley recommendation Is
clearly understood to be a move on
the part of the Williamson faction In
Eastern Oregon politics, to land fol
lowers of the congressman in official
post for years past held by the Moo
dy supporters. Both Miss Lang and
Mr, Nolan were placed in office on
the recommendation of Malcom A.
Moody at the time of his retirement
from congress, when he was succeed
ed by J. N. Williamson, and without
consulting any other member of the
Oregon delegation. , ''.
Farley earned a reward, but up to
f his ' time there has been no oppor
tunity to square accounts. Congress
man Williamson Is very friendly with
Senator Fulton, and the story is that
Farley's name will be presented to tho
senator as the choice of the Moody
opposition for receiver. ' Farley ha
been a conspicuous figure In Wasco
county politics for years. He was for
merly mayor of the city and has for
years been a close adherent of the
Williamson faction.