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VOLUMK LXIU NO. 13
ASTORIA, OREGON, TUESDAY. JANUARY 15, 1907
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Hade President of Senate
By First Ballot.
DAVEY CHOSEN SPEAKER
Hodson Followers Make an Odd
Offer to Haines Which
WINS THROUGH DEMOCRATS
Seventeen to Savon it the Roiult of
the Firt Ballot (or Presidency of
Senate Davey Had Walk
Ovar. HAl.I'.M, Ore, Jim 14. U. W. Haines.
Washington county, wiw ''loctiiil
president of tin- Senate on the flmt
ballot, with this vote: Iliilm-a, 17;
Hot1in, 7: Cochow, 2; liowerman, 1;
llulley. J. 1 1 tt iifra win elected by
Knur Id-mix rum vot'l for Haines,
who himielf voted for Howerman.
liavey wi 'l''fti'l speaker f th
Duvey'H election at 2:30 o'clock wn
unanimous. Htlu lill'l. Ii'iiiM-rat f
Union 1'iiiinly, nominated himself, AH
the clerk were chosen lit 3 p. m. Tit'1
organisation f"r mutlne- business wait
effective; nt 3 15 p. m.
For mi hour and u half two Itinl
llcan caucuses were hi-lil on the pre,
blent of tho senate, thin afternoon, fol
lowing tcmiMirnry organisation this
morning, resulting In f;illun to com
promise. Fourteen went to III'1 Haines
caucus nti'l eight to Hodson's. Mays
In present, but In not taking part
Coke In absent, and I a Hodson sup
portcr. committee consisting of
Wright, McDonald and Miller, f Mar
Ion, vlHlfd tho HodHon caucus, Invit
ed tho latter to Join with Haines. Tho
Hoilnon people asked 15 minute to
consider and decide. Jtalley, JohiiNon
nml Hooth palled mi the Haines cau
cus at the expiration of the time with
That the five possible candidates In
the llnlnes cnnip be ellmlniiteil rind
tho nine remaining agree with the nine
Hodson men In selecting a president.
If tho Haines men did not want n
possible candidate In the HndHnn citmp
that man wan to be eliminated and
then another reduced from the HalneH
crowd, ho that each nlde would be
equal In strength. Further than that,
all agreements mm to committeeships,
clerkships and other agreements
Hhouhl be declared off. and whoever
would be selected ns the party candi
date would bo free to do as he saw
ThlH caused (lreworks In the HalneH
camp, the proposition being stigma
tized as coldblooded, and In return an
announcement was made that the bat
tle would bo bitterly contested.
The Democrats have been offered
concessions by both sides. They want
substantial recognition In tho way of
committees The only quest Ion with
Democrat was which side was nine;
likely to keep Its promises. Whichever
side has the Democratic, support will
need them throughout tho session, as
tho defeated crowd of Republicans will
light tho victors for the ensuing 40
WORKERS FOR PEACE.
Gompers Would Influence Federation
of Labor Against War.
CHICAGO, Jan. 14. A d palch lo
tl iiun" from Logunsport, Indi'uii
fiiy: A move for a general nUurti
lion trettty, a periodic world assembly
for Impartial Investigation of difficul
ties before hoHtllllle are engage' III
by nations and the Immunity of pri
vate properly at sea In Urn" of wit'',
tv.w Initialed by Humuel (Jumpers,
president of the American Federiill vi
of Labor yesterday, In pursuant' of
.1 resolution adopted at the Mlpti-Mpo-lis
convention of the fc.drn'l"n, he
i.ubniltled to nil branches of the 'ede
iiillon, mi urgent reii'ifM 'o seiur
from tho local Congressmen Imrnidl.
Me expressions of sympathy with his
The Inovemenl fron Its incep'hm
"declared I'ri-sldi-nt fjompers, "has
Ik mi opposed to war, Its brunt fu'ling
'ipon the working people. Willi- 't
may not bo practical to ask Imine T,-iC
dlsiumninmi-nt of nil countries, the
fine demands that the cxtrnordl iary
Increase In armed naval and mlll'sry
fortes be restricted."
CHEAPEN ELECTRIC LIGHTS.
MOW YOtllv, Jan. 14.- I'rof. II. .
T'nrker and Wnlter o, cinrk, nxplulriH
I I lllidr ('ollllllblll t'lllvemlty labor,-
lory yesii-rdny the workings of the In
candescent lump which they have In
vented. With their hellon filament
they expect lo ehilV" electric lighting
down to a third of Hi present cost.
They have Collaborated for several
years In tho effort to flndo a beter
medium. Helton Is the result, und It
Is composed lurifly of silicon.
HILL LOOMS LARGE
Most Conspicuous Figure Before
PROMISED MUCH TO SPOKANE
While Trying to Secure Free Right of
Way He Promised That City Ter
mlnsl Rate Not Afraid of
HPOKANK, Jan. 14. The personal
Ity of J. J. Hill figured conspicuously
In the first day's hearliiK of the Spo
kane freight rate case before tho In
terstate Commerce Commission. The
counsel for tho Spokane Chamber of
Commerce put a number of witnesses
on the stand They Introduced exten
slve extracts from Spokane new-spa
pi.rs to prove that Hill, when he ob
tained In I'Vbruary, 1892, free right of
way through the city valued at St,
000,000, promised the city terminal
rates or better. W. W. Cotton, for
the H.irrlntnn lines und Attorney (lan-
no:i ictesled ag'ilo l h I r roads
lug bound by any promises which Hill
Plight have made at that llmo. Com
missioner l'routy said In reply lo these
protests that In hearing of this char
deter the acts of one company could
not well be disassociated from other:
If Hill's company should bo tviunrel
to reduce rates Into Spokane, oll.er
mmpantes would necessarily hav to
meet the new rates That, he si.ld.
was their misfortune.
N. W Durham, editor of the Spokes
man-Review, was put on tho stand to
Identify an Interview which he ner
sonally obtained from Hill In Febru
ary, 1892, ii proof of which was sub
mitted to Hill and received It's ap
proval before It was published. In
that Interview, Hill stated the policy
of hnrg;,iR Spokane shippers tlmugl
rate to tho coast plus tho local tate
back to this city was Illegal, mid that
a Jury of twelve men could not be
found to npprove It. He said the
peoplo of Spokane who then had the
rf,se before- the Interstate Commerce
Commission, had made a mtstak' In
going before that tribunal, that they
should have gone direct to tho Unltoi
Statvs courts. In this Interview Hill
dcil.'ned his company was not af.-ald
of water competition, and If a canal
ten feet deep were built alongside the
(Continued on Page 8.)
Brownsville Discussion Is
MANY YET TO SPEAK
Tillman Once Made Order Like
that Which Caused His
BACON REMINDS HIM OF FACT
8enator Tillman Discharged Company
of National Guardsmen Whih
Governor Spooner Declares
Senate to be Powerless.
WASHINGTON, Jan. 14. Taking
oidy brief time to pass the legislative,
executive and Judicial approprla Icn
bill carrying nearly 131,000,0000, the
senate devoted the rent of the day to
tho Hrownsvllle affray. President
rtoosevelt's message accompanied by
many additional affidavits and a cigar
box of bullets and empty cartridge
shells, was received. It was rwtd and
ordered printed. Speech-making on
the subject continued until S;30
'clock. Senator Mallory, Indorsing
the action of the President, opened the
discussion. He held that the Presi
dent might have gone too far In pre
venting the re-enllstment of the sol
diers Involved, but otherwise he ap
proved the President's order of dis
charge. When Clay look the floor, the
debate was given a lively turn by
Williams' Interruptions. Clay said the
people of Georgia heartily endorsed
the President's action.
Paeon followed with what he said
was reported as a precedent for the
Hrownsvllle order, In the discharge of
a company of South Carolina National
Guardsmen by Senator Tlllmnn when
he was governor. This Involved Till
man ngaln In the debate. Spooner
was In the midst of a constitutional
discussion of the authority of the
President In tho case when adjourn
ment wns taken. Spooner holds that
when he exercises his powers ns com-mamlerln-chlef
of the army, the sen
ale has no Jurisdiction to review his
actions, He also contended Congress
has no power to legislate specifically
to restore the soldiers discharged In
the present case, declaring review can
only be had by Impeachment proceed
ings, which must originate In the
House of Representatives. Several
senators have Indicated they Intend to
discuss the iUestlun and the Hrowns
vllle debate is therefore likely to ab
sorb the attention of the senate for
FRIENDS SAY POISONED.
Famous Foe of Catholic Church Dies
Suddenly in Chicago.
CHICAGO, Jan. 14. Bishop An
thony 11. Kolsowskl, founder of "he
Independent Catholic Church, who be
came famous through his attacks on
the Roman Catholic church, dlod 10-
nlght at St. nthony's Hospital. The
dead churchman's friends believo h?
was poisoned by enemies. An Inquas:
will be held tomorrow.
LEAVES ACTIVE SERVICE.
But Two Spanish War Heroes Left
When Sigsbee Retires.
NEW YORK, Jan. 14. The first of
the 11 rear admirals who will be rtl--ed
from the navy this year, will leav
the active service on Wednesday. On
that day Itear-Admlral Charl" Slg
beo goes on the retired list. Of t:ie
h'gher officer wha have mode hls'i ry
l,i the war with Hpuln, only Admiral
Dewey and Itear-Admlral llobley D.
Kvans will bo left In service.
Rear Admirals Karnpson and
Philip are dead; llobley and
rnd Phillip are deal; llobley and
Clark retired several yiars ago. Ad
miral McOlla retlreu last July uuJ
lfobsou Is In politics.
HONESTY IS PUNI8HED.
MTTI-K ROCK, Jan. 14. State Sen
ator Reuben R. Adams, who unearth ?d
the alleged graft In the Arkansas sen
ate, was forced out of the senate to
day upon convening of the legislature.
Senator Adams wan obliged to retire
from the senate caucus of face a mo
tion of expulsion, no announced he
will resign. It was owing to Adams'
testimony that State Senator Festu
C. Putt was convicted of bribery a-il
snt to the penitentiary.
DIES FROM WOUND.
Portland Saloon Man Succumbs to a
8hot From Revolver.
PORTLAND. Jan. 14. Oscar Llnd
gren. proprietor of a saloon at SI i
tciTith and Savler streets, who was
shot while resisting robbers Jan. S
died tonight of blood poisoning. Fred
Nelson, a former bartender of Llnit
gren's Is under arrest, charged with
having committed the crime.
Grand Jury Shows Nine Hundred
and Thirty Nine Indictments.
IT CONSPIRED AGAINST TRADE
If Hancock County Should Win on
Each Seperate Count, the Fines
Would Amount to Fifty-eight
FINDLAY, O., Jan. 14. The January
session of the Hancock county grand
Jury reported this evening, returning
939 indictments against the Standard
Oil Company, six subsidiary compan
ies, and John D. Rockefeller, H. H.
Rogers, and seven other officials of
the alleged trust. The subsidiary com
panies are the Standard Oil Company
of Ohio, the Ohio Oil Company, the
Huckeye Pipe Line Company, the So
lar Refinery Company, and the Man
hattan Oil Company. Wesley Tllf.ir.1,
John D. Archbold, Frank Q. Barstow,
W. Rockefeller and F. T. Cuthbert are
also Indicted as well as John D. Rock
efeller and II. H. Rogers. They are
formally charged with being members
of a trust for conspiracy against
trade. Sheriff Groves and his deputies
will begin- nt once to serve copies of
the indictments on defendants. If
Hancock county wins In each case,
the aggregate fines could amount to
BRIDGE OVER HUDSON.
Commission Will Report That G"at
Work Is Possible.
NEW YORK, Jan. 14. Announce
ment was made today that the Int,-;
s'ate Bridge Commission which has
been investigating the question of the
construction of a bridge over th T-Mid-
son to connect New York and New
Jersey will report to the governors of
the two states In a few days.
The commission will advise the Gov
ernors that the gat span is feasible
and that it will cost between SCi,
0 i0,000 and $30,000,000.
TRY MACKLIN'S ASSAILANT.
FORT STILL, Okla., Jan. 14. Or
pcral Knowles, the negro under charge
of shooting Captain Edgar A. Mack
lin at Fort Reno, wa brought from
Fort Reno to Fort Still last night 'o
lave his courtmartial at this point.
BODES STANDARD ILL
Criticism on Discharge of
CALLS ACT NECESSARY
Discipline Demanded Severe Pun
ishment for Those
GUILTY MEN WERE SHIELDED
Those Discharged Were Either Rascals
or Their Defenders Results of
Memorable Night When Troops
Shot up Town.
WASHINGTON", Jan 14. President
Roosevelt sent to the Senate a spe
cial message on the Brownsville affair,
from which the following are extracts-
"In my message to the Senate treat
ing of the dismissal without honor of
certain-named members of the three
companies of the Twenty-fifth In
fantry, I gave the reports of officers
upon which the dismissal was based.
These reports were made In accordance
with the custom In such cases, for It
would, of course, be impossible to pre
serve discipline In the army save by
pursuing precisely the course that in
this case was pursued. I herewith
transmit Secretary Taffs report and
the testimony taken under the oath of
the various witnesses examined in
the course of the investigation.
It appears from the testimony that
on the night of August 13, 1906, sev
eral crimes were committed by some
person or persons In the city of
Brownsville. Among thes were the
(A) The murder of Frank Natud.
(B) The assault with Intent to kill
the lieutenant of police, Domlngucs.
whose horse was killed under him, an
whose arm was shot so severely that
it had to be amputated.
(C) The assault with Intent to kill
Mr. and Mrs. Hale Odin and their
three little boys who were In the win
dow of the Miller Hotel.
(D)The shooting into several prl
vate residences of the city of Browns
vllle three of them containing women
(E) The shooting at and slightly
wounding of Precedlo.
As to the motive for the commission
of these crimes, it appears that trouble
of a more or less serious kind had oc
curred between Individual members of
the company and individual citizens of
Brownsville, culminating in complaints
which resulted in the soldiers being
confined within the limits of the gar
rison on the evening of the day In
The evidence as will be seen, shows
beyond any possibility of honest ques
tion that some individuals among the
colored troops whom I had dismissed
committed the outrages mentioned;
and that some or all of the other In
dividuals whom I dismissed had
knowledge of the deed and shielded
from the law those who committed it.
The order was within my discretion
under the constitution and the laws,
and cannot be reviewed or reversed
save by another executive order. The
facts did not merely warrant the ac
tion I took they rendered such ac
tion imperative unless I was to prove
false to my sworn duty. If any on.?
of the men discharged hereafter shows
to my satisfaction tbat he Is clear of
guilt, or of shielding the guilty, I will
take what action is warranted, but the
circumstances I believe above detailed
most certainly put upon any such
man the burden of thus clearing him
New York Catholics Will Protest
Against French Government Aet".
NEW YORK, Jan, 14. Nearly a 00
prominent Catholic laymen of tl
city gathered at the home of Archrd'
hop Farley last rdght and complex J
the preliminary arrangements for a
big mass meeting to be held at tli
Hlppnxlrome on Saturday even uff
January 27, to protest against "Fren"h
spoliation" and to draw up resolute i
p-rsurlng Catholics of France that "
have the sympathy of their American
Ex-Justice Morgan J. O'Brien pre
sided and several brief speeches we
made by Archbishop Farley and othM.
The speaker list is not completed '',
but among the principal speakers
he several Congressmen and a Pro
t'fctant clergyman. The meeting 1.1 a
measure will be a national affair.
NO HONOR TO SUICIDE.
TOULAN, France, Jan. 14.-The col
onel of a regiment here has refused to
give military honors at the funeral of
a sergeant who committed suicide. In
the order of the colonel says:
"A soldier should not desert life or
the flag. Courage does not consist
solely In facing death in tim of lit
tle, but also In fighting valiantly
against the difficulties of life."
BAILEY TRIES TRICK
Nenetor Does Not Desire Inquiry
Into Pict With Standard.
TRIES OT SIDETRACK SUBJECT
For Over Nine Hours the Minority In
Texas Senate Held up Mess
ure Which Would Have
AUSTIN, Jan. 14. The Texas sen
ate remained in session until 10:30
tonight debating resolutions to Inves
tigate Senator Bailey's alleged connec
tion with the Waters-Pierce Oil Com
pany. The senate has been wrestling
with the Bailey proposition since 1
o'clock today. It was the understand
ing that the senate would not con
sider the matter in any form until
this afternoon and then only In com
mittee Early this morning, however,
an Investigation resolution was called
up and sub-offered providing for a
committee to ascertain whether an in
vestigation was necessary. Having a
majority of one vote, the Bailey
forces tried to rush the substitute
through, but were prevented by an ex
tended debate. Their effort will be re
MOST SEVERE SHOCK.
Earthquake at Apia is Without Re
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 14. A quake
ing of the earth's crust more severe
than any that has ever been recordii
is reported to have been felt at At1i,
December 21, according to a repf t
brought here by the Australian livr
Ventura, just arrived here. For thieo
hours the siesmograph of the German
scientists stationed at the Southern
Pacific Island recorded a shock that
for violence has never been equally J
so far as has been registered. It Is
estimated that the center of the dis
turbance was 900 miles south of Apu.
REMARKABLE CHESS PLAYING.
NEW YORK, Jan. 14. Dr. Emman
uel Lasker, the world's champion chess
player, engaged in a new record con
test at Hackensack N. J., on Saturday
night when he was pitted against for
The champion defeated all but four
of the 40. The four secured drawn