VOLUME LXI NO. 328 ASTORIA, UN, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 11. 1906 PRICE FIVE CENTS FIERCE STORM ALONG COAST Number of Houses Blown Down in Frisco. DAMAGE ALONG COAST Storm Reaches from Eureka to San Diego and Creates Havoc. NO LIVES REPORTED LOST 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 lowed. FIGHT GOVERNMENT Socialist and Radical Papers Op posed Action of Government. MAXIN GORKEY ORDERED OUT 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., SUGAR COMES HIKH. . ' 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 . mm- v INSOLENT Defy Frisco School Board on Exclusion. LETTERS MADE PUBLIC Have Implicit Faith In President Roosevelt to Aid Them in Fight. CONTROVERSY IS DISCUSSED 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 doubt.:".'..' TO REFEREE FIGHT. Probable That Jeffries will be Selected i for Tonepah Fight. SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 10,-Jlm 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. AFTER MANNINGS SCALP. 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" MAKING FAST TIF.1E Contestents in New York Bicycle Race at Work. THOUSANDS IN ATTENDANCE Madison Square Garden Crowded With An Enthusiastic Crowd Interested In th Outcome of th Great Rao. 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. METAL WORKER SHOT, 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 arrested. AVENGER ON 111 Murray Murder Case Be gins in Portland. SISTER IS IN COURT Mother and Father ol The Accus ed Visit the Court Room. LOVINU WORDS FOR AVENGER Day Consumed in Securing Jury and Indications Ar That Jurp Unfa miliar with th Cat Will Be . Difficult. 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. LABORER KILLED. ..... Unknown Italian Found Aoross Rail' '..'.'.' road Track. ',.'.' SAN FRANCISCO, Dec, 10. The 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 bluff. 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. KENNELLY DROWNED, Socialist Candidate for Mayor of New York. 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. STEAMER ASHORE. . 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. CARRYING COAL. , 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 south. LiD OFFICE JOB J. S. Farley Wants Receivership of Land Office. SUPPORTED BY WILLIAMSON 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.