VOLUME LXI NO. 344 ASTORIA, OREGON, KATURDAY DECEMBER 29. 1906 PRICE FIVE CENTS ZD U JEALOUSY Murders Woman Who Re- pulses Advances. WIFE OF PORTLAND MAN Beautiful Woman and Mother-In Law Shot In Their Own Home. BABY BATHED IN THEIR BLOOD Lulgl lavlgnane Slays Unefending and Helple Pron and Thsn Commit Buiold Hsd Long Annoyed Woman, PORTLAND, fx. 28.-Frn!d with jealousy because Mi Infatuation tor another man' wife was unrequited, Luft Savlgnano, an Italian, thlt morn Ing stabbed to death Mr. Julia' Big nanil, th object of hla affection, and mortally woundd bar' mother-in-law, Mr a. Ether Vlamora. Leaving tha younger woman's baby wallowing In ita mother's blood, he made hi way to Brook's drug atore. at Third and Davie street, and In the rear of the lot fired a fatal bullet through hla right ear Into hla brain. Mr a. Itngnaml, who waa awaited by the murderer while ahe ant In ther kltchnn washing and dressing her baby, bnd her throat cut aUnost from ear to ear. Ruining out Into the . yard at 420 Water afreet, ahe fell dead. Her mother-in-law, who waa bend Ing over a tub wanning, waa autbbed aovernl tlmea In the back and foil upon the Hour, whore the assailant left her to her fate. 6he la at St. Vincent's hospital, dying, with little or no chance for recovery. Savlgnano, after killing the young woman, mortally wounding the elder, threw the bloody dirk beside the little baby, stole unnoticed from the house and shot himself while as yet the po lice were searching vainly for aome trace of him. He died at Good 8a marltnn Hospital at 1 o'clock. The tragedy occurred about 9: SO o'clock thla morning, and almost with in view of two or three other fami lies occupying the iame hnue. No one knew that anything was wrong until a pedestrian saw, the murdered woman lying on the ground In the yard and summoned the police. The killing grew out of attentions which Savlgnano has been soolkng to force upon Mrs. lllnaml for months pant, the refusal of her and her fam ily to nave anything to do with htm, or to permit him to 'come near the house, and his own Insane Jealousy, From what can be learned from those who aro Intimately ucquulntod with all the parties concerned, Mrs. Rlgnaml, wife of Arturo Blgnaml, formerly an umbrella store proprietor of this city and a prominent Italian citizen, met Savlgnano about 22 months ago In this city, while tha latter was here work ing a a porter i at the Pullman oar shops. . Mrs, Blgnaml was considered one of tho most boautlful Italian wo men in Portland and Savlgnano . be came desperately Infatuated with her, It Is said. She repulsed his atten tions but he was persistent in hla attempts to force his attentions upon her. ' His oonduct, became so obnoxious, It la said, that shortly after the close of the Lewis and Clark fair, Mr. and Mrs, Blgnaml loft here and went to Lot Angoles, where they lived until about three weeks ago, Savlgnano, it Is claimed, followed the couple to Los Angelos and there again attempt- v beautiful woman. Attain, In, Blgnam' Jr .a wife were rorcea to iar r to tear V" .ty to scape htm. They errlvidv three weeki ago and want to live at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Lulgl Vlsmora, the mother and step-father of Mr, DlgnamL Savlgnano followed them, arriving In Portland almost at tha same time. He managed to become a member ot the lodge that Illgnaml belongs to, and told local Itallana with whom he was acquainted that ha proposed to start an Italian newspaper bere. He at tempted to call upon Mrs. Blgnaml, It la claimed, and be waa ordered by her husband to keep away from the bouse, PAY HIOH DUTY. NEW TORK, Dee. 28. It waa de cided yesterday by the board of Unit ed States general appraisers that braids composed of cotton and India rubber are dutiable at the rata of 10 per cent advalorem, under the pro vision In the tariff for embrolderlee and trimmings. Edwin floras, the Importer of tha merchandise, claimed the merchandise should be admitted aa manufactures of India rubber, with duty at 20 per cent, 0neral Appraiser Howell discusses at length tha question of the classifi cation of the brolda and reaches the conclusion that the goods were prop erly assessed at the higher rate. The Importer's claim, therefore, la over ruled. PITH GIRL STEALS Quietly Rifles Rwjm In New York Public School. VALUE OF HAUL WAS SMALL Walks In and Helps Herself to Loose Article About and Then Cooly Walks Out Again With Her Booty, NEW TORK, (Dec, 28.-A pretty gtrl burglar has aet the detectives con nected with police headquarters, Queens Ilnrough, and the plain clothes man of the Jamaica precinct, by the ears. She entered a school and helped herself with (erfect aang frold, then walked cooly from the building with her booty and no one can give any other description of the girl than that she Is pretty and has red chocks. Miss Clayton, a teacher of the Kap lan avenue school, Jamaica, the new est and one of the best school build ings In the city, dismissed her class Tuesday at noon and w?nt home to her dinner, Some of the pupils wont home. Others got tholr lunch baskets from the clonk rooms and formed lit tle groups In and out of doors while they ate. Presently there appeared at a side entrance a fresh-faced young girl of perhaps 17 yeare, She had a pair of skates over her arm. No one gave her any particular heed, noting only that she woe a stranger and pretty. Approaching a little kindorgortner girl, the stranger chucked her under the chin, smiled and asked where she could find Miss Clayton's room. The cSiIld gnjve tho necessary directions and tha girl passed along the hall to wards the room. When she reached the room It was empty. Miss Clay ton's gold watch, one which she values highly, lay upon the top of her desk In tempting consplculty, It was trans ferred from the desk to the pocket of the girl burglar, It Is believed. From room to room the girl burglar passed, pausing only In such rooms as were empty, and getting something from each, Besides , the gold watch, she took money, chiefly getting small sums In the various rooms. Some of the money was what had been con tributed by the children for Christmas gifts for poor children. In all the girl is believed to have taken about $10. w to force hla attentlc ,0vv the IS Black Trooper Attempts to Hold Up Laundry. CHINAMAN BADLY HURT Attempt Resistance and 1$ Shot Down By Negro Who I Still Free. EXCITEMENT AT WHITE HEAT Repeated Outrages by Member of Black Infantry Arout the Indig ' nation of the People to the Higheit pitoh. EL RENO, (Dec. J J. While resist ing an attempted hold-up In his laun dry at 8: SO tonight, Lee Sung, a Chi' naman, was shot and dangerously wounded by an unknown negro, who wore the uniform of the United States army. The assailant - escaped. Sol dier from Fort Reno, the sheriff's force, the police force and many posses of c!tlgng are searching for htm. The numerous outrages perpetrated by ne groea, supposed to be discharged sol diers of the 25th Infantry, have aroused public sentiment to white heat and this crime but add fuel to the flames. Summary vengeance will proa ably be wreaked by cltlsens should the man he apprehended, unless the strongest mo- tectlon Is given by troops from Fort Reno, Major Penrose, commanding officer of Fort Reno, when asked what action he had taken, and whether a roll call of the troops at Fort Reno had been called, refused to discuss the case. "I'm getting sick of this business," he ea!d. "Every time a crime Is com mitted It ts laid to the negro sol ders. I won't tell anything about what has been done further than to say that we are doing all In our power to aid the apprehension of the guilty party." T.tyS; NO APPLES THERE. Ststement Msde That Only Lemons Grew In Garden, of Eden. CHICAGO, Doc. 28. A dispatch to the Tribune from New Haven, Conn., says: The American Modern Language As sociation, now in annual convention at Tale has decided that It waa not nn apple that Eve handed Adam. The Association has net aside Saturday; morning to discover whether It was not a lemon that caused the trouble In the garden of Eden. Professor Oliver M, Johnson of the Leland Stanford University, Cal., who has made a spec ial study of tropical fruit, has been ap pointed to lend the discussion. He insists that there were no apples in the garden of Eden. MANY WILL ENTER. American Baloon Rao Promises to 8urpsss Recent Parisian Contest. NEW TORK, Deo. 28. But one month remains In which entries may be made for the . next International balloon race for the Bennet Cup, the trophy won this year in Europe by Lieutenant Lahm, U. 8. A., of the Aero Club of America. The club is considering where the starting point of the race should be. Two prime fao tors enter Injto thla consideration- quality and quantity of gas and die- ODER ASSAILANT tunc from large bodies of water. Denver has been suggested to the club, but it will probably fix on St. Louis. The Missouri metropolis la the best situated as regards distance from tide water and If gas of a proper specUlc gravity can be had there and it Is In sufficient quantity, It may be made the starting place for the race for th Bennett Cup and also for the Labm Cup. But St Louis la 700 miles from the Oulf of Mexico, 00 miles from the Atlantic ' Ocean and 1,100 mllee fro mthe Pacific The competition for the Bennett trophy will probably be held In Octo ber, when there is the greatest like lihood of strong steady winds from the West. By February 1 the list of entries will be complete. The Aero club'a officials believe the number of starter will exceed that In the race at Paris last summer. GRANTS INCREA8E. NEW YORK, Dec 28. It was an nounced yesterday from the offices of S. W. Smith, General Superintend ent of the New Tork Central Railway that the company bad advanced the wages of thirty thousand ot It men and that statistics of Its general In crease would soon be Issued. In some cases, it waa said the In crease would date from December 1 and In other branches from January I. Thla Increase, It Is understood, in cludes a recent advance of five cents an hour given the yardmen. FIND KIDNAPED BOY When Picked Up By Police Was Weeping Bitterly. THREATS ARE NOT FULFILLED "Black Hand" Sooiety Demanded Boy Be Ransomed or They Would Kilt Him Christmas, Evening. NEW TORK, Dec. 28. George Dru- cato, the four-and-a-half-year-old Italian boy who was kidnaped from In front of his home at 28 Stanston street, Manhattan, has been found. He was picked up last night by Patrol man Redmond, of the Liberty avenue station, at Rockaway and St Mark's avenues.- Since hla disappearance his father, Alfonso Drucato, has received letters, almost dally, from a "Black Hand" gang, demanding 81,000. If the sum was not paid, the letters said, the dead body of the boy would be found on the door stops of the Stan ton street tenement on Christmas morning, Mrs. Drucato was so over come with Joy at the boy's return that she collapsed as she clasped him in her arms. It waa about 2 o'clock last night that Policeman Redmond, patrolling on Rockaway avenue, noticed a small boy sitting at the corner of St Mark's avenue, weeping pitifully. His shoes showed evidence of much travel, but he waa otherwise warmly clothed. Around his head and shoulders was wrapped a heavy shawl That ids cap tors had been kind to him waj evi dent when he refused food at the sta station, saying he waa not hungry. His underclothes, too, ft d been re cently washed. "What's up, sonny," said t ie police man In a kindly voice. The only response was another cut: burst of tears, and as the big "cop'.' stooped the boy poked his arms from beneath the shawl and t.'-'lng them around hla rescuer's neck, went to sleep..' Without being awakened the boy was taken to the Libe-ty avenue station. It was not until he was snfcly tucked in a warm bed in the. Children's Society rooms In EcVrmerh im strvet that Mrs. Howe, the matron, discov ered that her newest charge was none other than the missing Italian boy the police of the entire city had been searching for for the past nine days. CHILD-SLAVES TO WEALTH Half-MHlioD, Under Four teen at Work. MENACE TO REPUBLIC Senator Beveridge Points Out Danger of Degeneracy in the Race. MANY ARE KILLED EACH YEAR Greed of Gold is Turning Young Amer icans from the Schools to th Factories, th Mills and th Mine. LINCOLN, Neb, Dec 28. Senator Albert Beveridge, addressing the Ne braska State Teachers' Association here tonight said: "Nothing shows how much greed frogets humanity as child slavtry. There la ; something wrong with a prosperity jwhlch 1 so immense that It finally comet to feed upon the Uvea of little children. There are at a low estimate half a million children under 14 at work In cotton mills, glass factories, sweat shops, mines and like industries. Those whom toll does not kilt are being ruined for citizenship. We are turning out at a low estimate two hundred thousand adult Ton dan hooligans,' every year, and these become In turn parents of hundreds of thousands of other degen erates. And so this civic pestilence riots and spreads. ' "It must be stopped, if not for the sake of the children, then for our own sake; If not for the sake of common humanity, then for the sake of the republic's safety, for this republic is based on citizenship. . ' "If everybody, Including the most ardent advocate of state rights, could agree on a national quarantine law to keep out yellow fever, which does not kill twenty people in twenty years, how much more should we agree on a national child labor la wto stop a practice that actually kills thousands of children and lrreclaimably ruins tens of thousands every year." CHAMPIONSHIP SKATING RACES. Contest Will be Held During Month of February. . , NEW TORK, Dec 28. The dates Tor the championship skating races, were given out officially yesterday by F. M. Clarke, secretary of the National Skating Association of the United States. The first big meet ot the sea son will be held at Saranao lake on January 29, 30 and 81. Both amateur and professional races will be held there. :. On the Montreal Amateur Athletic Association's track the Canadian championships will be decided Febru ary 2. United States championships jwill be held at Verona Lake, N- J.. on Lincoln's birthday, February 12. The Indoor world' championships will be held at DuQuesne Garden, Pittsburg, February 22 and 23. PLANTS FOR DESERTS. Useful Growths from Northern Asia Brought for American Wast, CHICAGO. Dec 28. A dispatch to the Record-Herald from Washington says: ,. Professor Nlelaa Hansen of the Uni versity of South (Dakota, has just re turned from a trip of exploration ot Ithe arid belt of Northern Asia, where he waa sent by Secretary Wilson, to find plant that will grow In similar soil and climate in the United States. Hi journey waa very successful and be ha brought back several valuable additions ' to th useful plant that can grow In the aeml-artd belt be tween th Mississippi and th Rocky Mountains. - HILL TO RETIRE. President ef Great Northern Will ' Leave Duties to His Son. CHICAGO, Dec. 28. A special to the Record-Herald from Minneapolis says: James J. Hill, president of tba Great Northern Railroad, It was an nounced today, will retire from ac tive business July 1 next The an nouncement came from Mr. Hill him self. ' His successor will be hi eldest son, Louis J. Hill, first vice president of the Great Northern. - Mr. Hill said: 1 have planned to retire aa soon a I can safely do so. By July 1, I shall b able 'to leave the work of a life time on a safe and sound basis that will endure." 8INGER 8ERIOUSLY 6ICK. NEW TORK, Dec 28. Madame Kir-by-Lunn, th grand, opera contralto Is sick at the Hotel Woodstock with ptomaine poisoning. The singer while very sick, Is not 'dangerously 111. She sang; Christmas night and directly! afterward became ilL Catholics In French Senate State They are All III Treated. ASK BUT RELIGIOUS LIBERTY Now Must Break Law or Disobey the Mandate of th Pope Govern ment Will Present Da fans. ' PARIS, Dec 28. A debate in the Senate on the supplementary church and state separation bill was opened by Count De Las Cases, Republican Liberal, who asserted the Catholics only demanded the right to perma nently and regularly practice their re ligion and an attempt to force the Catholics to disobey the Injunctions of the Church would mean tasking them to become apostates. Maxime Le Count Radical Republican, made reply and Insisted the sole purpose of th government was to' insure liberty of conscience and to place all religions on an equality. The republic could not become a vassal of the Holy See. Premier Clemenceau Interrupted the proceedings to announce that evidence would soon be produced to justify the government's action before the world. PARIS, Later The Senate voted on the principal bill In the new church measure 187 ayes to 87 noes. It is expected that details for the comple tion of the various sections will be completed tomorrow. - Minister ot Ed ucation Briand called for repeated ap plause by assurances of the govern ment's determination not to enter upon superfluous negotiations with Rome and not to, accede to the Vatican's ev ident desire for persecution. The gov ernment hn.it nfTnrAd thft flhuroh full benefits of the common law, hitherto demanded by the Pope, but it would not accord special privileges to the hierarchy. Brland's speech was or dered placarded throughout France. MEXICAN FREIGHT INSPECTORS. CITT OF MEXICO, Dec. 28. The Railway Association of Mexico, com prising officials from all the lines of the republic has decided to, appoint freight inspectors on January L The railways complain that they have been defrauded out of large sums by mis- claBSlflcatlon ot international freight by shippers.