The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930, December 13, 1906, Image 1

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    VOLUME LXI NO. 33k
ASTORIA, OREGON, THURSDAY. DECEMBER 13. 1906
PRICE FIVE CE J
ra VESSELS
1 DISTRESS
Derelict British Bark Me-
Ianope;Out$Idc. .
PRIZE OF NORTHLAND
Was Picked Up Off Tillamook
Shortly After Noon
Yesterday.
BARK AGATE RETURNS ALSO
Latter Vessel In Water logged Condi
tlon Ten Feet of "Briny" In Htr
Hold Brought In by Tatoosh
Last Night
Yesterday morning the steamer
Northland, In command ot Captain T.
A. Jamison, left thla port at I o'clock
laden with lumber, for Ban Francis-
co. Laat evening at sundown aha vu
back at the bar with a valuable
prise on her hawsers, tha Brltlab bark
Melsnope, which waa deserted on th
blfh mt off Cap Blanco, on Thurs-
day, December I.. Hr roaster, Cap?
tain a V. Wills, with hi wlfa and
daughter, hla officers and crew passed
a terrible night In tha rigging ot th
Melsnope, and aa aoon aa It waa day
light abandoned hor in tha baat and
biggest of bar boata, being picked up
on tha day following by the achooner
WIIHam H. Smith, and taken to Port
Angeles, Washington, where they din
embarked last Monday. Captain Wllla
wan convinced that hla veaael had gone
down In the furious gala that beaet
her, and will no doubt be Immensely
urprlaed at the newa of her reaching
POrt ;;:f':"
The Northland picked her up thla
aide ot Tillamook light and made a
quick tow of It back to the Colum
bia bar, and will bring her into port
thle morning If all goea well and the
fair weather holds She la quit a
prise, being an Iron veaael and rated
Al at Lloyds'. She la ot 1.564 tone
and aside from the loaa of apara, gear
and boata, ahe la In line condition and
will prove a verltnbte plum for the
hardy maater of the Noi-thlnnd. ,
She waa under charter to J. 3. Moore
tt Company, of Pnn Francisco, and wna
on her way to Tacnmit for a load of
lumber, when ahe waa no badly used
by tha elements and had to be aban
doned. She hnld en Hod north from
Masanlllo, Mexico, and had touched
In at Eureka, en route, for a day, and
It waa after leaving the latter port
that ahe met with the fearful stress
of weather that drove her people to
the boats. She was ballasted with
700 tons ot aand. '"vKv.:.' 'V:'
Today will tell the newer chapter In
her career and It la needless to any,
It must evolve something quite hand.
oma to the credit and Interest of
Captain Jamison, of tha ' salvaging
steamer.
On the very heels of the atory of
the saving of the British bark Mel-
anope, cornea the news of the saving
of the AnWlcan bark Agate which
left this port, lumber ladon from Van
couver and bound for Ban Francisco,
on Saturday, December 1. She waa
towed Into port yesterday , evening
late by tha bar tug Tatoosh, In a
water-logged condition, and with ten
feet of water in her hold. It Is aald
ahe waa leaking when ahe left thla
port and the fearful series of gales
through whloh ahe has passed muat
have rendered the work of her crew
and her pumpa almost futile, but it la
evident they kept her afloat until help
waa at hand and ahe la now aafe and
snug in the lower harbor.
She la nearly forty yeara old, hav
ing been built a Newburyport, Mass.,
In lSSS. fine I of 823 gross tons and
595 net tons; Is tiS.l feet long; of
1 1.1 feet beam; drawa 18.5 feet and
carries a craw of t people; and is
registered out of San Francisco.
SENATOR BROWN DEAD.
Mrs. Anna Bradley! the Murdrees, In
vokes tha Unwritten Law.. j
WASHINGTON, Deo. 12. Former
Senator Brown, who was shot laat
Saturday by Mrs. Anna Bradley, died
at midnight. Her attorneys make the
defense that ahe was justified In kill
ing Brown try reaaon of ths f'unwrlt
ten" law." Mrs. Bradley is on , ths
verge of collapse and bar physicians
say it may be several days before she
can b arraigned on tha charge of
murder, Another attempt was mads
today to get aa ante-mortem state
ment from Senator Brown, but be re
fused to talk. Mr Anna Adjima,
mother, of Maud Adams, will. arrive
in Washington tomorrow and wilt ac
company the body back to Salt Lake
for burial Mrs. Adams' name was
brought Into the case by reason of
letters she wrote to Brown, which
were found on Mrs. Bradley when she
was arrested. . The former senator's
son states that Mrs, Adams has long
been a peraonal friend of the family.
COUNTERFEIT MONEY. .
NEW TORK. Dob. ll.-One of the
best counterfeits that has recently
eome to the notice of the government
authorities found its way to the sub
treasury yesterday. It is a f 10 silver
certificate bearing the Buffalo Im
print The back of the bill la even
a closer counterfeit of the original bill
than the face, but both are good
enough to deceive any but experts.
JAPANESE ELATED
Viscount Believes U. S. Will Pre
tect Their Interest. .
AMEND FEDERAL CONSTITION
Japanese To Be Aoeorded Same Prlv
lieges In Public 8ohools aa Are
Enjoyed by the White Amer
ican Children.
SEATTLE, Deo. 1!. The latest Kobe
Herald received in America gives the
views of Viscount Hayaahl, the Japan
ese foreign minister, In regard to the,
question of Japanese cltlaenshlp in
the United States, The Herald says:
"In accordance with the arrange
ment mentioned in our last issue, a
deputation of members of Selyu Kal
waited upon Viscount Hayaahl, the
foreign minister, on Sunday morning
to convey to him the views of the
party in regord to the Japanese -movement
In San Francisco. A deputation
from the Ken Kensl Honto waa also
present. Addressing the two deputa
tions separately, the viscount assured
them that the Japanese and American
governments were entirely at one in
their views as to the San Francisco
difficulty. The Toklo authorities are
therefore limiting their action to pro
viding the American government with
the necessary information to enable it
to arrive at a settlement of the trou
ble as soon as possible. The viscount
also said that the general publto opin
ion In America was fully In agree
ment with the attitude of the central
government; In conclusion Viscount
Hayashl snld that he earnestly be
lieved that the United States authori
ties would take advantage of this op
portunity to revise the federal eonstl-
tutton if such a course was found to
be necessary,
NOT DEAD BUT 8LEEPETH. '
TEHERAN, Dec. 12,-The condition
of the Shah remains unchanged, al
though he rallied slightly today. The
concensus of opinion Is that he onnnot
last more than five days.
SIMPLIFIED
SPELLING
Went Down. in Defeat in
the Lower House.
MOODY IS CONFIRMED
Several Nominations Sent to the
Senate Were Confirmed by '
Unanimous Vote.
APPROPRIATION CONSIDERED
Deliberations of Senate Were Inter
aperaed with Senator ftaynor'a
Speech on Japanese Question
In San Francisco Sohools.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 12. The open
ing session of the senate was limited
today so that a major portion of the
day might be devoted to a considera
tion in executive session of tba AI-
geclraa treaty. The feature of the
day was the speech of Senator Raynor
of California upholding the state's
doctrines aa Involved in the present
Japanese question on the Pacific slope.
Resolutions were agreed to calling on
the President for information regard
ing the selsure by Mexico of the fish
ing schooner Silas Stearnes, and di
recting the Secretary ot War to fur
nlsh information regarding the alleged
experiences with cholera virus at
Manila resulting in ten or more deaths
The senate today confirmed the nom
ination of William H. Moody of Mas
aachusetts to be associate Justice of
the supreme court; Chas.' J. Bona
parte, of Maryland, to be attorney gen
eral V. H. Metcalf. of California, to
be secretary of the navy, and Oscar
S. Strauss, of New York, to, be sec
retary of commerce and labor. The
opposltlos to Moody and Bonaparte
was not strongly pressed today and
no roll call was asked for. On a vtve
voce vote for Bonaparte there were
a number of negative votes on the
minority side, estimated at fifteen.
The house today began consideration
of the legislative, executive and ju
dicial appropriation bill by paragraphs
and completed thirty-four pages of
the bill before adjournment Several
hours were consumed in debating the
amendment referring to simplified
spelling, with the result that the orlg-
mat provision on mat subject was
eliminated and another amendment
waa adopted. The new amendment as
adopted Instructs the public printer to
use orthography generally recognised
by standard dictionaries.
COURT MARTIAL
Admiral Rojestvsnski Being Tried by
Court Martial In Russia.
ST. PETERSBURG. Deo. 12. Ad
miral Rojestvenskl was placed on the
stand today In his trial by court mar
tial In which Admiral Nebojratoff at
tempted to bring out testimony show'
In that his sntiadronj- was unfit for
bottle. The defense was unable ' to
Introduce this testimony and sensa
tional charges ot fraud In building and
fitting out ships was barred by the
court. When asked if Neboeratoff had
any alternative but surrender, Rojest
venskl begged to be excused ' from
answering,
GIRL KILLED.
Pound In a San Francisco Exoava-
.. '. '.; tlon.
SAN FRANCISCO, Deo. 13. At an
early hour this morning a policeman
whose beat is on Sutter street, dis
covered the body of a girl in an ex
cavation at Grant avenue and Sutter
street The supposition is that the
young woman fell from the nnralled
walk into the excavation., Her skull
was fractured by what is supposed
to have been a plunge into the un
covered pit. A thorough search of the
girl's clothing failed to give any c??w
to hsr Identity.' She was about- U
years old.
DYNAMITE UNLOADED.
Large Quantity of Explosives Unloadsd
at Seattle.
SEATTLE. Wash.. Dec. 12. Local
steamship men fear a disaster will re
suit from the careless way in which
dynamite and other high explosives
are bandied at the local wharves. It
is a common occurrence for a vessel to
He alongside a pier in the shipping
center and unload hundreds of tons ot
explosives, and the shipping men will
endeavor to have an ordinance passed
preventing vessels from discharging
dynamite at centrally located, wharvts.
The city ordinance gives steamship
companies the right to unload explo
sives at any wharf during the hours
of the day.
FARMER KILLED. .
THE DALLES, Dec. IS. John Bull.
aged 4 years, a farmer living at Ru
fus, Sherman County, waa run over
by an O. R. A N. switch engine at
4 o'clock yesterday afternoon and
died In three minutes. The supposl
tlon Is that he was on the rear of the
tender when the engine backed, and
he Jumped and slipped. . No. blame
attaches to any one. The body was
taken to his home for burial.
Poor Showing Made in Madison
Square Bicycle Race.
THIRTEEN TEAMS IN RACE
Two Deaths Have Resulted, One Boy
and One Girl, In Their Efforts to
Witness the Race With
out Paying.
NEW TORK, Deo. 12. The riders
in the (-day bicycle race at Madison
Square Garden are falling many miles
behind the record. At 4 a. m. today
12 of the teams had scored 969 miles
and 9 laps, while Walthour and Bedell,
the thirteenth team, had one, lap less
to their credit, This la nearly. 69
miles behind the record established in
1900 by Elkes and McFarland," . The
efforts of Walthour and Bedell to re
gain the lap lost, when they formed
a new partnership because of acci
dents to their original team mates, are
a feature Ot the race. Late lost night
they nearly succeeded, a spill spoil
Ing their effort when the men, riding
alternately, ' had all but covered the
lap. The desire of Thomas Breiman,
an 18-year-old youth, to witness the
race, cost him his life last night: The
lad scaled an Iron picket fence and
tried to climb Into a window in order
to gain admittance to the garden. He
fell and landed on the pickets, one of
wliluii penetrated his abdomen. His
Injury proved fatal.
COLLEGE DEFICIT.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo Deo. 12. Dru-
ry college may not receive the $50,
000 recently offered by the Rockefeller
Educational Fund. Professor, Kerby.
president ot Drury, has been Informed
that 2200,000 must be raised by June
1, 1907, and that the college must have
no deficit this year. One ,. hundred
thousand dollars of $200,000 Is pledged.
The college has had a deficit every
year for the last twenty years,
ROOSEVELT
ID
Raycr Discusses Position
. on Japanese.
SANFRANCISC0 SCHOOLS
President Has No Right to Bom
bard the City In Favor .
of Japs..
ADDING INSULT TO INJURY
The President Hss No Authority Un
der the Constitution to Interfere
With School Questions in Any
of the Cities.
. cltiiens of foreign lands shall pos-
critlcisms of President Roosevelt's , eBg prhfliege9 ta m treaty that ar,
position on the Japanese question ! prohibited either by the constitution
prefaced Senator RaynerJ discussion or by the laws of the state in whlci
in the senate of the constitutional j they are claimed, if we can, in de
questlons involved. If the military I (Continued on Page 8.)
and civil forces of the federal gov-j - -.-
ernment were to be used by the Pres- j
ident, said Mr. Rayner, It became very
important to know the exact status of
the President in the matter. "Because,"
he added. "It is quite a serious matter
In view of the great calamity that
has lately befallen the city of San
Francisco, for the President to con
template the bombarding of the city
at thla time, and to declare war
against the board of county school
trustees of San Francisco if there is
no Justification or pretext opon which
such ferocious proceedings can be
undertaken. The President Is' exer
cising a great many functions legis
lative, executive and judicial, lawful
and unlawful, constitutional and un
constitutional. If he is possessed of
the idea that he la supervisor of al!
of the public schools of the various
state of the union, and he seems to
be impressed with tbts Idea, because
In the very last paragraph ot his mes
sage he recommends the establishment
of shooting galleries in all of the
large public schools of the country
we' must either disabuse his mind of
this fancy or we must let him know
that we agree to the omnipotence of
his Jurisdiction. 1 If he can take pos
session of the public schools of Cal
ifornia and compel the state to ad
mit, to them Japanese students.-contrary
to " th laws of California, he
could with equal propriety send na
an amendment tj the Santo Domingo
treaty and demand the admts'lon of
the negro children of Santo Domingo
into the white schools of South Caro
lina- or Of any? other state of the
union. Of course, if the people have
come to the conclusion that" every
thing the President recommends . is
right, then there Is hardly any use
in contesting any of his prooosltlons
and instead of conferring upon htm
the power to nfove congress informa
tion of the states of the union, we
mtght confer upon him the function of
furnishing his own peculiar, views
upon the entire state of the universe
and - recommending any improve
ments or chancres In the general plrtn
of creation that he may deem expe
dient, from the cradle to the grave. In
fact, the President, upon page 19 of'
his message, anticipates the cradle
and makes a recommendation upon
the states of the union that tends to
place in his hands , the establishment
of the birth rate of the country. Now
if we can only supplement this func
tion by giving him complete Jurisdic
tion over the death rate, we will then
have a rule on which his ubiquity is
unclrcumscrlbed and whose unlimited
possibilities are beyond the reach of
human contemplation."
Mr. Rayner coincides with what the
President bad said in his message In
praise of the Japanese, His sympa
thies had, be said, been with them
during the war with Russia and he
thought it a shame that Japan should
have been overpowered in the con
ference room when she had been vic
torious on the battlefield. He pro
posed, he said, to discuss the present
question entirely outside of the" par
ticular circumstances and plant him
self on these two propositions:
X. , That there is no provision what
ever in the treaty with Japan 'that
confers the right that the President
speaks of or gives to -the government
of Japan the privileges that it claims
In connection with the public school
system of California or of any other
state. .,..'.''... .
2. If there was such a provision in
this or any other treaty conferring
this right the treaty would be void
and ...without any authority upon the
part of the United States to make it,
and in violation of the constitution
that the treaty-making power , of the '
government
"The -precise point Involved," be
said, Is the tenth article of the con-'
stitutlon that powers not delegated to .
the United States nor prohibited by
It to the state, are reserved to the
states respectively or to the people."
Continuing. Mr. Rayner said: "The
power of a state to regulate its pub
lic school system, is clearly among tta
reserved powers. Have we therefore.
!JEVISH CONDITIONS
Efforts to be Make to Relieve
Jewish Conditions.
MANY WILL BE SENT WEST
All Poor Jews Who Arrive in New
York Will Be Sent to Western
and Southern 8tates for
Homes.
CHICAGO, Dec 12. Realizing the
necessity of doing something to relieve
congested conditions of the Jewish
quarters of Chicago, New York and
other large cities, leading New York
Jews are planning to divert Jewish
immigration to the West
: Jacob Schlff, the New Tors: banker,
who Is in Chicago at the preent time,
discussed the subject yesterday with
Judge Julian W. Mack. The plan
contemplates the organising; of en as
sociation, to" be financed by Mr. Schlff
and other leading American Jews, v
which will undertake to, oend Jew
ish Immigration to the South and to
the extreme Western part of the
country. .. t V.'-U;;vV
' No effort will be made to encour
age Immlirratlon, but all poor Jews
who arrive In New Yorlt and other
Atlantic ports will be given an oppor
tunity to go to cities and towns in
the South and West. To facilitate
matters, the association plans to es
tablish agencies and bureaus of in
formation at New York and Galves
ton and other Gulf ports.
KILLED HIS SLAVES.
OAKLAND, Cal Dec. 12. Choy
Wah, a Chinese woman aged 25, waa
terribly cut on the head and her hands
were mutilated yesterday with a cleav
er wielded by a Chinese, supposed to
be Ah Soy, a merchant, who came to
Oakland from Fresno two days ago.
Soy was arrested Immediately after
the crime. He refused to talk. The
police think the woman was a slave
owned by Soy, that she ran away and
that he attacked ber In revenge.