The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930, January 17, 1907, Image 1

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VOLUME LXIU NO. 15
ASTORIA, OREGON, THURSDAY. JANUARY 17, 1907
PRICE FIVE CENTS
DEBATE WILL
SOON
Brownsville Affair Will be
Investigated.
RESOLUTION OFFERED
Senate Will Decide Today If Com
mittee Will Be Named
for the Task.
rnnutrv citnitir.c rimnnirc
vOiiiVi rtujj joiriuu
Attack, Republican Senators Who
Have Traduced Rooeevelt, Saying
They Are Inapirad by Angar at
Hia Battar Daada,
WASHINGTON', Jan. 1.-The
Henate leadnre tonight regard the end
of the Hrownavllle dlacuaalon to bo
In alfht, and It I confidently expect-
id that the compromise reaolutlon of
fered by Foraker Juat before the clone
of today' aeaalon will be adopted. For
aker had the floor to make what he
today expreaxcj bin hope would be
the concluding apoech on the subject.
He will proceed lrnindliiti'ly after the
morning bualnea tomorrow utileHa In
terfered with by ii a peel ut order of to
day. Whether ho apeak tomorrow or
Friday, It la exported that the vote
wilt aoon follow, although it la I"'"
allile that other brief apeerhea will
tie made before the end U reached,
Forakrr'a aubHiltute la: "Resolved,
that the committee on military affaire
la hereby authorized and directed by
a aub-cofiimltiuo or otherwise, to take
and have printed tho teatlmony, for
the purpoae of ascertaining nil tho
facta In reference to or connected with
tho affray at Hrownavllle, Texna. on
tho night of AuguHt IS, 196. Bald com
mittee Ik authorized to send for per
sons and papera; admlnlater oatha; to
alt during tho session of tho senate,
and If deemed ndvlaable, nt Browns
vlllo or elsewhere; tho expenae of tho
Invewtlgntlnn to be paid nut of the
contingent fund of the Senate." Tho
language of this provision la aatlsfnc
tory to Iidge and other aupportera of
the administration, and It la believed
will bo unanimously adopted.
A feature of toduy'a debate waa the
arraignment by Senator earmark of
Republican senntor who hnvo crltl
claed the President for his action In
the Brownsville matter. Ho regard
ed It na nn at torn pt to "dethrone" th
President as leader of the party. Car
mack asserted the President had
done enough to alarm any friend of
tho conHtltutlon. but with nil that, he
haa had tho cnthuslusllc support of
all tho senator on the Republican
Ride.
Ho declared It was through
tho better acta of this ad
lstratlon that tho President has
aroused such deadly antagonism with
in his own party. Ho might havo con
tinued to trample on tho law to the
find of thorn, and there would have
hoen no voice of protest, If ho had not
otherwise offonded. The President has
made tho mistake of compelling his
party to break with Its old time
friends and to turn Its guns upon Its
alTlos of a hundred battles; ho has
brought the great railways and trusts
to know that there are such things as
government. His party leader have
yielded a snarling and reluctant half
way obedience to his will, biding time
and opportunity to strike."
"It Is an effort to put the party back
Into Its old position, to renew Its old
alliances, make peace with Its old time
friends and renew its covenant with
the plunderer and oppreaaora of the
American people."
earmark auld all the reaource of
the "gentleman In the White Houe"
cannot atay the Inevitable, Ht ha
attempted the Impoaalble taak of re
creating the Republican party. He
told the Republican seriatora they
muat make a choice of alternatives:
either to renominate Prealdent Roose
velt or "give u bark our platform."
Senator Stone, Money and Knox
followed, each upholding the authority
of the Prealdent to take the action he
did. Foraker atarted to make hia
closing apoech, but wa Interrupted
by tho adjournment of the Senate.
TAPPED WIRES.
All Went Well Until Officer Arretted
Telegraph Operator.
(JURAT FALI.B, Mont., Jan. 16.
After winning 12.000 In a local pool
room on the reaulte of race at Oak
land and Aacot, Wm. Molden, a tele
graph operator In the employe of the
Poatal Telegraph company, wa ye
terday arreted on a charge of send
ing false meaange. The pool room
management allege that he waa a
party to a aucceaaful wire tapping
Kchmne.
Molden commenced betting with $40
and made three beta, which netted him
11,905. It waa later learned by the
manager of the pool room that fale
return had been received over the
wire, a two of the horse on which
Molden had caahed beta were not win
nera on today'a card. When arreated
Molden declared that he had done the
betting for another man, a stranger
to who mho had turned over the win
ning and from whom he had received
$100 for his services. He wa unable
to describe thl man. No other ar-
reat have been made.
BALLOONS AT FAIR.
Jameatown Expoaition Will Have Sep
arate Building for Exhibit.
NEW YORK, Jan. 16. The detail
of tho Aeronautic Congreaa to be held
at tho Jameatown expoaition thl sum
rner were formulated at the meeting
of tho committee of tho aeronauts held
last evening. The exhibition of mod
ela and other paraphernalia which la
Ui be the moat extensive ever shown
will be placed In separate buildings
devoted exclusively to the subject.
A committee of five composed of
Captain H. W. Hedge, ihalrmun; Dr,
J. P. Thomas, A. M. Herring, Leo
Stevens, and R Bronaon. wa appoint
ed to make arrangements for tho meet
ing. The question of racing was dis
cussed and It was determined to hold
a number f series of every conceiv
able variety In addition to other prize
competitions In line Incidental to the
sport.
CUTS OWN BILL.
State Printer Dunlway Depart From
Usual Custom of Employes.
SALEM. Or., Jan. 16. The House
Messlon opened this morning with the
calendar light. State Printer Dunlway
spoke In favor of a new form of dally
calendar, ond said:
"I think this Is the first time an
Oregon state printer over asked the
legislature to cut $10,000 from his
yearly salary; but I want you to do
It. If you adopt the form I advise,
the calendar will cost $7,500, Instead
of $17,000, for tho session."
Jackson of Douglas and Speaker
Davey favored the measure, and the
House applauded Dunlway, and at the
close suspended the rules twice and
passed tho simplified calendar form.
Later Jones of Lincoln attempted to
have a bill passed doing away with
calendars entirely, but the resolution
came too late.
NEW LINER LAUNCHED.
NEW YORK, Jan. 16. Tho Holland
American line received a cable from
Belfast yesterday announcing the sue
cessful launching of their new twin
screw liner Rotterdam. The Rotter
dam will register 23,700 tons and will
have accommodations for BOO first and
BOO second claa passengers. She will
make her maiden trip to New York In
April of next year.
SUSPICION
AROUSED
Kendall's Remains Lack
Vital Organs.
MOTIVE IS MYSTERIOUS
Body Guard of Hertey May Have
Been Poiioned Because
of Position.
AUTHORITIES INVESTIGATE
Suppoied to Have Died of Meningitis,
But 8ymptome Are Declared to be
Rather Those of Peraon Who
Had Been Poiaoned.
PORTLAND, Jan. 16. Clrcum
stancea that have developed since the
death In San Francisco last Friday of
Oscar J. Kendall, body guard to Aa
alatant United States Attorney Gen
eral Franc-la J. Honey, have given rise
to strong suspicion In the minds of
the family and friends of the deceased
that ho did not die a natural death
a wo supposed, but that he waa the
victim of foul play. Conditions dis
closed through an autopsy performed
in this city leud the operating physl
clan to suspect that, Instead of dying
from tho effects of cerebro-splnal
meningitis, Mr. Kendall was killed by
poisoning.
Investigation has disclosed the fact
that the symptoms manifested by the
patient during his brief lllnes, Instead
of being those of meningitis, ' were
it hose of poisoning, and all tho Infor
mation which has thus far been se
cured points so strongly to foul play
that a thorough Investigation haa been
started by the authorities, who are
determined to run the matter to the
ground and In some way or other clear
up the suspicious circumstances,
which have come to light.
Tho most suspicious of these clr
cumstances was furnished through the
discovery after the arrival of the body
in this city that every vital organ In
It had been removed and newspapers
stuffed In their place. Where, when
and for what purpose these organs
were removed constitute the mystery
which has aroused the family, friends
nnd authorities to determined action.
DUNBAR NOT BLAMED.
Lack of Printing Supply Cost State
Five Thousand Dollar.
SALEM, Or., Jan. 16. Because there
were no printed supplies, the House
adjourned to Monday at noon today.
The legislature has lost a day and a
half already for the same reason. Thus
the first week of tho legislature will
have wasted four and a half days, or
about $5,000, because the secretary of
state did not order the necessary sup
plies before the session convened. The
printer has worked his forces twenty-
four hours a day since Monday, but a
great mas of supplies could not be
printed In a day.
House members are stirred up over
ithe delay, but the animus Is not
against Dunbar, whose request this
morning for simple calendars to save
$10,000 a session In printer's bills, Im
pressed the legislators.
PRINCE TAKES STUMP.
German Chancellor Will Appeal in Fa
vor of Imperial Policy.
BERLIN, Jan. 16. Prince von Bue-
low, the German chancellor, It Is stat
ed here, has decided to take part In
the electoral campaign. This Is a
atop against all traditions, and I
brought about, It I said, because of
the unfavorable signs so far a the
government I concerned, In tha
election proapect.
The chancellor I expected to takd
the stump on Saturday and will appeal
In behalf of the Imperial policy u
against that of the Socialists and oth
er opposition parties. The speech will
be made to a select audience at a ban
quet, but It will be sent broaJ:al
through Germany. The move Is sup
posed to have been Inspired by the
Kaiser.
TROUBLE IN EXCHANGE.
Caued by Trading in 8tock Not on
Stock Exchange Liet.
NKW YORK, Jan.. 16. The Tri
bune today say that many brokers
In the financial district are expecting
a declaration of war between the stock
exchange and the produce exchange
ever since the produce exchang board
of managers reported at the beginning
of this month In favor of trading In
mining and industrial aiicka wiiicii lite
not on the stock exchange list and
which have been traded In extensive
ly on the Broad street curb. The spe
cial committee appointed by the pro
duce exchange to formulate rules for
an increase of trading will make Its
report on February 7, but It Is ex
pected that the stock exchange rec
ommendations will embrace nearly all
of those recognized on the curb.
In commenting on this, a leading of
ficial of the stock exchange Is quoted
a saying: "If the produce exchange
plan contemplates trading In practic
ally all curb stocks, the stock exchange
will cut off Its produce exchange con
nections and force ita member to re
sign, as produce exchange members.
If that doe not suffice, we will move
the curb to the stock exchange, not
cutting out the trading In worthless
stocks. At the present nine-tenths of
the curb trading Is for the benefit of
tho stock exchange firms.
MURDERER RECAPTURED.
With Another Decperado Broke Jail at
Butte Montana.
BUTTE. Mont., Jan. 16. Sheriff
Charles Henderson is in receipt of ad
vice from San Bernardino, Calif., to
the effect that Charles Lennox, an es
caped murderer from this place, Is un
der arrest awaiting the sentence of
death. He effected his escape from the
Jail here in a general delivery, In which
his partner, James Martin, also escap
ed, Martin was subsequently recaptur
ed and executed for his crime. ' Len
nox and Martin killed a locomotive
fireman named Williams here about
three years ago, while they were hold
ing him up.
NEW SHIP CHARTERED.
Big Vessel Will Carry Pacific Coast
Lumber to Orient.
PORTLAND, Jan. 16. Taylo.r
Young & Company have chartered the
German steamship Tiberius and the
British steamship Strathclyde to
transport lumber cargoes from Port
land to China, The former will arrive
and load In February, and the latter
In March, The aggregate carrying ca
pacity of tho vessels Is 6,500,000 feet
of Oregon flr, each being capable of
handling a trifle more than 3,200,000
feet.
ASSASSIN WAS ARISTOCRAT.
ST. PETERSBURG, Jan. 16. Con
sternation has been caused In govern
mental circles fry the discovery that
the assassin of General von der Lau
nltz, late prefect of police, was tie
son of a prominent personage conneot
ed with the government and a mem
ber of an aristocratic family.
BOMB IN BANK.
NEW YORK, Jan. 16. A St. Pe
tersburg dispatch published here to
day, says that the Municipal Credit
Company's bank burst into flames at
midnight after a loud explosion In
the interior and that some persons are
known to have been killed.
WORST FEARS
CONFIRMED
Kingston Earthquake! Was
, Very Destructive.
HUNDREDS ARE KILLED
All Buildings Within Radius of
Ten Miles Reported De
molished. MISERY iS INDESCRIBABLE
Money I Uelee Provision Urgent
ly Needed People Are Warned to
Keep Away Dead Being Bur
ied Under Ruin.
LONDON, Jan. 16. Brief dispatches
received here tonight, Including some
from Kingston direct, declaring one
hundred persons had been killed by
the earthquake Monday, leave the
country apparently to renewed sus
pense as to the fate of Jamaica's cap
ital Earlier reports had tended to
minimize the worst features of the
first messages received, and although
there Is disinclination to credit larg
er estimates, the relief felt this af
ternoon has given place to despon
denc yat the possibility that the worst
fears will be realized when authentic
accounts of the disaster come to hand.
Great satisfaction Is felt here at the
action of the American government
in taking prompt steps to Investigate
the real situation and afford necessary
succor to the stricken city. Relief Is
also felt at the safety of Sir Alfred
Jones and his party. Up to a late
hour, the colonial office had no fur
ther news to give out At the time of
writing this dispatch, however, a dis
patch was received from Sir Alfred
addressed to Elder Demster & Com
pany, confirming the worst fears. Sir
Alfred says Kingston was overwhelmed
by earthquake Monday. All the houses
within a radius of ten miles were de
stroyed. Fire broke out after the
earthquake and completed the destruc
tion. It Is estimated that one hun
dred persons were killed and one thou
sand were Injured. Public hospital
and offices and hospitals are In ruins.
Among the killed were Sir James Fer
guson, many prominent merchants and
many natives. No fatalities occurred
at Constant Springs Hotel.
Sir Alfred's message is practically
Identical with other messages from
Kingston, including one from the cor
respondent of the Standard, who Is
with the Jones party. With this ex
ception: AH others glve the death list
as several hundred, while a dispatch
received by the West India Cable Co.
says the loss of life is "heavy."
ST. THOMAS, D. W. I., Jan. 16.
A report received here from Jamaica
says it is estimated that one thou
sand persons were killed by the earth
quake and fire, and ninety thousand
are homeless. The damage to King
ston alone Is placed at fully $ 10,000,'
000. Advices state that all persons
have been warned to keep away from
Kingston. The stench Is describe
as something awful. Money Is use
less. Banks have been burned, but
the vaults are supposed to be safe.
The misery on all sides is Indescrib
able. Provisions of all kinds are ur
gently needed. It Is impossible to
say where anybody can be found. Sir
James Ferguson, vice chairman of the
Royjal Mail Steamship Company, Is
among the killed. The dead are being
burled under smoldering ruins. The
Inhabitants of the mercantile com
munity suffered most severely, ware
houses falling upon them. Many were
found dead or Injured. Negroes are
looting. Ghastly scenes are being wit'
nessed. All shops are destroyed and
all buildings In and around Kingston
are In ruins: Very few of them are
safe to live In. The governor and his
party are safe. It Is reported that an
extinct volcano In Portland Parish Is
showing signs of activity, but this has)
not been verified. No news has yet
been received from other parts of the
Island of Jamaica, communication be
ing very difficult.
NAPLES, Jan. 16. Professor Mat
teuccl, director of the observatory at
Mount Vesulvlus, report increased
agitation of this volcano, coincident
with the Kingston earthquake.
MEET3 AWFUL DEATH.
Aged Portland Woman Burned While
at Household Duties.
PORTLAND, Jan. 16. Mr. Nancy
J. McCalla, an aged and well known
pioneer woman, met a terrible death
by burning at her home today. There
was no other occupant In the house
when the accident occurred. From
appearances, Mrs. McCalla while stir
ring the fire In the kitchen set fire to
her clothing and went to the sink la
the pantry for water. She apparent
ly found her efforts fruitless, for pieces
of burned clothing show that she ran
to the front of the house, evidently
to call some neighbor, and overcome
by her suffering and exhaustion, she
dropped headlong over a chair near
the front door. People in the neigh
borhood who saw the smoke coming
from the windows, went to the house,
to find Mrs. McCalla expiring.
NEW DRASTIC BILL.
Provides Equal and Adequate Service
From Public Service Corporation.
SALEM, Or, Jan. 16. Campbell of
Clackamas introduced a bill on pub
lic service corporations of a sweeping
character. The bill applies to tele
phone, telegraph, railroad, gas, pow
er, steamer, electric light and express
companies, and defines the duties of
officers with remedies and penalties
for abuse of power or failure in duty.
It provides equal and sufficient service
from all corporations to all patrons on
due notice. The rates for service are
not to return more than 2 per cent
annually above the legal interest paid
on actual capital invested. The cap
ital invested is not to be held more
than a third above the" assessed valu
ation. If the corporation Is guilty of not
giving equal service, the officers are
to be fined, the persons prosecuting
to receive ten times the amount of
damages sustained by the failure. The
most Important provision is the giving
attorney general power to proceed to
take away the franchises of any cor
poration convicted of three violations
in a year. He is to get Judgment and
sell the property for the amount of
Invested capital or less. The old of
ficers are not to have charge of the
offending corporation for five years.
The bill finally provides that the state
can revoke any lease between a cor
poration and sub-corporation.
TEST CASE.
SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 16. The
initial step In an International test
case between Japan and the United
States over the exclusion of Japanese
children from the schools will be tak
en tomorrow, when Kel Kechl Aokl,
a ten-year-old Japanese boy, accom
panied by his father, will demand ad
mission at Redding primary school.
He will be refused admission on the
ground that It is contrary to state law.
An Issue having been thus made suit
will be at once filed in the federal
court.
SPIES IN AMERICA.
EL PASO, Jan. 16. Three Japanese
who have been employed as servants
by officers at Fort Clark, have mys
teriously disappeared. . Their actions
In examining the fort and equipment,
their close attention to drilling and
the discovery that they were frequent
ly making memoranda, led to th '
lief that they were Jap-