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VOLUME LXIII, NO. 87. ASTORIA, OREGON, SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 1907. " ' 1 PRICE FIVE? CENTS
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Ilo Ilo Is Destroyed By
20,000 ARE HOMELESS
Second City of Importance in
Phllippene lsltndsnd Cap
Ital of Panay.
THREE SHOCKS IN MANILA
Sever Bui Did No Damage Deetruo
tlon Of Buildings In Other Provinces
No Loss Of LIU Reported Commu
nieatlon Cut Off.
MANILA, April ll.-Tho town of Uo
llo was totally destroyed by flr this
morntni, itnd 20,000 people rendered
homeless. The flames ere (HI raging
nd fanned by a hoary wind which
wspt tit city. The flro haa paad
beyond control of th olvll and mili
tary authorities Tha damage has
nee bn estimated. - Only nwaiwr -port
have so far boon received hero,
a ttlrgrsphle communication la affect
ed, Ilo Ilo la tha capital of tho Inland of
ranay, located on tha eaat coast. The
port, which la tha second Important In
tha Philippines next to Manila, In theJ
center of tha sugar Import trade.
Report! hv ben received from
South Luton of a severe earthquake tn
the town of Nueva Caeeres, capital of
tha Province of Art boa Camarlnes, and
alao at Tayahas. In the Province of
Tabnyas, In Northern Luson. The da"
t ruction of bullJInga In reported, but
ao far there la no mention of any loea
of life. It la feared that communlea
tlon by wire has been affected. A
trembler waa experienced at Manila
with Intermittent' shocks for three
hours this morning, Three of the
shocks were severe, but the majority of
the othr-rs were scarcely perceptible.
Won By Thomss Longboat A Canadian
Who Brok, The fUoord.
BOSTON, April 19,-Thomns Long
boat, the Indian runner of Toronto,
Canada, today broke the record of the
Boat on Athletic Association 35 mile
Marathon race from Ashland to Ilos
ton. He defeated a field of 114 run
nora after tho moat closely contested
race since the event was Inaugurated
Longboat covered the distance In two
hours, twenty four minutes and 20 and
4-6 seconds, beating the previous re
cord by fie minutes 2 and 4-5 seconds,
established In 1901 by 3, 3, Caffrey, of
Hamilton, Ontario, One hundred thou
sand people cheered the Indian at the
finish, ' Rain kept as many more at
FELL THREE 8TORIE3.
Wife Aoeussd of Throwing Husbsnd
Blind Husbsnd Out third Story.
CHICAGO, April 19. Joseph Smal
ler, 40 years old, a blind newsman,
was killed yesterday by a fall from the
third story In which he Uvea. Mrs.
Margaret Smulley Is under arrest on
a charge of murdering her husband by
throwing him from a window,
The woman Is said to have been In
toxicated at tho time and to have
boon Infuriated because her husband
was 111 and unable to earn money
with which she could buy whiskey.
Aemrlea Defeats an Englishman,
NBVV YOIIK, April 19, The victory
of lh American D. P. Rhodo. over
A. W. Clore, the fengtlsh en-champion,
In the aeml-tlnals of the English Na
tional, covered eourt lawn tennis
championship, haa caused ft stir among
aome of the Influential local players.
It brought to light the unofficial state
ment that had been aald since the
rival of Beats C, Wright last Sunday,
that BHuados was a possible player
for the Amarloan International chal
lenge team. Bines the practical with
drawal of Raymond D. Little It was
said that this chance had virtually be
come , certainty and that Rhodes
would take his place with Wrighf and
Karl Behr, 3t when the two players
arrived on the other sld efor the con
Celebrate by Persons Who Eseaped
The Greet Qusks,
NEW YORK, April 11-Flfty Call
fornians who escaped the earthquake
had ft dinner at the Lambs Club last
night In celebration of the fact and to
keep the anniversary of the great
quake, Clay M. Oreena, presided
the dinner, which waa quite Informal.
Dolphin M. Detmas, Wilton Lack a ye
and Willis Irvln, made speeches and
predicted s. great future for Ban
MOSCOW RAILWA YlTRIKE.
ST PSTERRDURO, April 1.-Th
government in consequence of a par
Hal atrlke on the Moscow Railway,
which la spreading, haa ordered slg
nlflcani precautions by the railway.
Military trains are to be kept In read!
ness at alt principal stations and the
military train guards are being rein
there Is a. military train equipped with
repair material, This train carrlea
machine guns and troops.
NEW LABOR MOVE
Metal Trades to Unite Full Nat
G0MPERS BEHIND SCHEME
Centcaets With Employers To Begin
And Tsrmlnste At 8sms Tims Move
msnt Sprsstiirfg Throughout The
Country And Meets With Favor,
CHICAGO, April 19.-A plan by
which the metal trades of the United
States may act as a unit and If need be
call sympathetic strikes extending over
the whole country Is suggested by
President Gompeiw of the American
Federation of Labor, who yesterday
Issued a cull to John Fltxpntrlck, prcsl
dent of the Chicago Federation of La
bor, who In turn called a conference of
the ofllclals of the metal workers un
ions of Chicago. The object of the
plan Is to have all the contracts made
with the employers begin and terml
nate at the same time all over the
country, so that In making new agree
monts the unions tn this branch of In
dustry can have the full power of their
entire national , strength to enforce
There are hundreds of thousands of
men engaged In these trades and the
power which their organizations will
have under the new scheme is enor
mous. The plan was originated by
GompermndlsbeIng!Passedl utlby him
to the leaders of the local federations
of labor which are allated with the
national body. These will take the
same action as that taken by the Chi
cago federation. 1
Within a few days the movement
will have spread all over the country
and the labor loaders will begin work
ing out the details which shall make
the system effective. Members of the
local bodies favor the Idea and will
give It hearty support.
British Columbia Mines
Practically Closed. .
FIVE THOUSAND OUT
President Mitchell of Internation
al Mine Workers Orders Re
turn to Work.
REDUCTION NOTICE THE CAUSE
Men Walked Out Because Of Misun
derstanding Although The Owners
Wer( In Aeeordsnee With Agreement
In Posting Notice Of Reduct on.
VANCOUVER, a C. April !.
Practically all the eoal mines of eas
tern British Columbia and Alberta are
cluaed. It was rumored today that
President Mitchell of the International
Mine Workers has Instructed the Vice
PreslJunt Sherman to order the men
to resume, but Sherman denied thl
Then manager LlnJaay of the Crows
Nuet Coal Company gave out a copy
of a dispatch received from Mitchell
who said definitely, that he had order
ed Sherman to get the men back to
work. The men quit work but have
not definitely gone on a strike so that
they may not be prosecuted under
new Dominion government law. Five
thousand men are out. It looks
though operators had violated the law
In posting notices of re reduction pond"
lug the dispute. The Canadian Paci
fic may be embarassed for coal If the
shut down continues.
SEATTLE, April The Canadian
Pacific officials declare that the road
will get all the coal It requires from
this side of the line.
OTTAWA, Ont., April I.-The La
bor Department haa received word that
President Mitchell and Vice-President
Lewis, of the United Mineowrkers, hav
telegraphed the men at Fernle, B. C
and the other Western mines urging
them to return to work. Vlce-Presl
dent Lewis has started from Indiana
polls to the scene, and an Interview has
bran arranged between him and the
operators Tuesday next.
The department Is taking steps to
Investigate the situation in the West
In view of tho . alarming statements
sent out from Calgnry. . It seems un
doubted that Borne men have left work.
but nothing exists which can be vie
scribed as a strike.
The cause of the trouble so far as
known here, seems to be a mlsundcr
The new act requires SO days' notice
to be posted of any change in condi
tions. One or two mines ,ln complt
anoe therewith, posted a notice of re
duetlon. The miners did not under
stand that this was In accordance with
the provisions of the act and declared
they would work elsewhere. '
.RHODE ISLAND DEADLOCK.
8eat In United Stat.s Senate Will Pro-
bnbly Not Bs Filled This 8ssion.
PROVIDENCE, April 19, The Rhode
Island Legislature will adjourn Tues
day next and it appears probable that
the United States senator will not be
elected this session. Fifty eight bal
lots cast have fulled to result in a
choice, It is understood that only
one more will be taken before the final
adjournment. The vote today, was
Goddard (Dem) 41; Colt (Repn) 38;
Wetmore (Repn) 81.
Nsbraska Professor Claims Orsdusttt
Supplanting Self Taught Men,
CHICAGO, April 1.-Tha Commer
ciul spirit wblch has made great
strides tnrougnout the country, so
much that In past years It hss been
customary for acadumic bred men to
apologise for thwlr learning whan they
rls to address audiences, bos risen
and fallen and In every walk of life
the men of acadnnilo training haa been
ought as the means of rescue, '
In this vein, Roncoe Pound, dean' of
the law school of the University of
Nebraska, at the first annual banquet
of the Chicago alumni Association of
that Institution, placed In dispute the
theory that a "Business educafon and
training, Is sufficient for a successful
man of today. ;. f
"Men of academic training are be
Ing elected as railroad chiefs now,'
he salJ. "The 1f made lawyers who
thought that they could satisfy the
needs of Justice have tried, and gloomy
was their failure. The academic
trained lawyer Is taking his place.
Today the era of commercialism
stands discredited everywhere."
Dean Pound came as a substitute
for Chantollor E. Bcnjsimln Andrews
who Is HI at bis residence at Lincoln
Ne. The banquet was attended by 75
Central Federated Union Ask, Him to
R street Statement
NEW TORK, April 19. The execu
live committee of the Central Federa
ted union, acting under authority eon
ferred by the members of the organ
list Ion, sent a lengtiiy letter to Pros
Ident Roosevelt last night expressing
tndlgnalon at his recent action In de
(-taring Messrs. Moyer, Haywood and
Pettlbona, as undesirable cltlxens and
requesting him to retract the state
A ROOSEVELT PUN
For Government to Assume All
NOW BEING CONSIDERED
President Roosevelt Believes Soheme
to be Feasible But Realises the Ob
jections .To It Is .Giving It .His
CHICAGO, April 19. A dispatch to
the Tribune from Washington says
'President Roosevelt Is studying
over a new departure In politics which,
whether It la carried out to any prac
tical result or not is certain to excite
widespread discussion among public
men the country over.
The agitation for publicity of cam
palgn expenses and the various laws
In the different states for the official
primary elections has caused the presi
dent to question In his own mind
whether It may not be possible to de
vise a scheme by whjch the govern
ment may assume the responsibility,
not only for the actual expense of
the election as at present, but for the
legitimate campaign expenses of the
'His Idea Is not formulated, he has
no detailed scheme In view, he Is fully
aware of the complexity of the subject
and he sees tn advance the manifold
objections that will be made to It.
Nevertheless, he believes, the Idea ts
worth consideration, and it Is receiving
nis earnest attention at the present
DROUGHT IN JAMAICA.
KINGSTON, April 19.-Great loss
and much suffering Is being caused
the drought which has prevailed on
the Island for some time.
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Large NumberArrive from
New York Legislature to Make
the Carrying of Concealed
Weapons a Felony.
RICH ITALIANS AID POLICE
Effort Will Be Made To Revive Law
Providing For Th, Deportation Of
Immigrants Convicted Of Crime
Within Three Years.
NEW YORK. April 19. Influential
Italians who feel the stigma placeJ up.
on their race In the arrest recently of
their countrymen for carrying concea'
ed weapons, ere pledged to help to era
dicate the evlL Peter B. O. AcrltelU
says that the Legislature will be ask
ed to pass a law making It a felony
and It Is thought that the law should
be made to apply to revolvers a well.
An effort will also be made to Save
the Immigration law enforced which
provides for the deportation of foreign
ers If they are convicted of crime with
in three years of landing here. Coro-
ned AcrltelU says that the1 law Is now
a dead letter and that If opposition Is
shown to the endeavors to have It re
vived they will carry the matter "Tnto
There is no question, he says that
ex-Convicts arrive here In large num
bers from Italy.
The police are energetically arrest
ing Italians for carrying concealed
weapons, but the number of cases is
diminished owing to the accounts which
have appeared In Italian and American
papers, about the severity shown to
ward offenders. The courts are In
creasing the bail and the sentences In
such cascfci and the grand Jury is hand
ing auwn inuicimenia.
Juror Slid To Have Been Approached
In Moyer Haywood Case. '
BOISE, April 19. Charged with ap
proaching a Juror in the trial of Wll
Ham D. Haywood which Is to begin
hore before Judge Fremont Wood, May
Tost must appear before Judge
Wood, Tuesday, next to, answer for
contempt of court. 0
Juror J. L. Waggoner, a farmer, char
ges Yost with having asked him how
he stood In regard to the cases of Hay,
wand, Moyer and Pettibone and of of
fering his $20 to poll the upper part of
the White Cross precinct in order to
learn the sentiment of the people there
regar to the approaching trials.
Judge Wood has excused the Jury un
til the beginnln got the Haywood trial,
A ROCKEFELLER MARRIED.
NEW TORK, April 18. Miss Ethel
Rockefeller, daughter of William Rocke
feller married Marcellus Hartley
ley, today at the home of her parents.
BASE BALL SCORES.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 19. Port-
land 2, Oakland 8. ' .
LOS ANGELES, Los Angeles 7, San
EARTHQUAKE IN CHARLESTON.
CHARLESTON, April 20. A slight
earthquake was felt In this city and
SummervlUe at 3:23 this morning. The
damage was trivial.
SIMILARITY IN OUAKES.
Conditions in Mtxioo Identical
Those of San raneiseo.
NE WTORK. April 19,-Projfessor
Uerkey, of the dpartmcnt of geotogy
at Colombia, says that the earthquake
conditions prevailing In Mexico, are
exactly similar to those , which pre
vailed In Ban Francisco, a year ago,
Mexico Is a comparatively new region
according to Professor Berkey, where
the process of mountain formation is
still going on, causing earthquakes.
Professor Berkey continued. . 1
"I cannot connect the present dis
turbances with any particular volcan
ic eruption, although there were In
Mexico four active volcanoes. There
Is not, however, any necessary connec
tion between these volcanoes and the
Carnegie an , Honorary Vice President
On American Committee. ,
NEW YORK, April 19. Secretary
James Sullivan, of the American com-
mltee of the Olympic games to be bald
In London, in 1908, has received front
Andrew Carnegie, his consent to serve
as an honorary vice-president of the
American committee of the Olympic
games of 1908. Among the others who
will serve as honorary vice-presidents
are Grover Cleveland and J. P. Mor
OREGON LOST AT SEATTLE.
Seattle, April 19. The Pacific Uni
versity of Forest Grove, Oregon, to
night lost the third annual debate la
the University of Washington. "This
is the first defeat for the Pacific The
University "resolved that Beat and
Most Practical Means of Upbuilding
American Marine Is by the System of
Subsidies te- the American ships."
Washington had the affirmative.
MUMMER I,', TOM
Thaws Family's Actions Indicate
EVELYN TO STAY WITH KIM
M-ither And Sister , Have Gen. To
Pittsburg And Brother Sails For Eu
ropeNo Immediate Step Will Be
Taken By Counsel.
NEW YORK, April 19. No move to
attempt to secure the release of Harry
K. Thaw on ball has been made and
none .In likely for some time. Dan
O'Reilly, and Clifford Hartridge, the
two lawyers, still In tits employ said
esterJay that no Immediate steps
would be taken regarding the bail.
That Thaw and the members of his
family are resigned to the fact that
Thaw must spend another summer In
the Tombs Is apparently indicated by
the departure from the city of nearly
every member of the family, Mrs. W.
A, Thaw, mother of the prisoner, and
the Countess of Yarmouth are now In
Pittsburg and Mr.' and Mrs. Edward
Thaw have sailed for Europe.
Miss Evelju. S'jsblt Thaw remains
at the hotel Lorraine. She visits the
prisoner datly and declares she will
continue to do so as long as he Is In
BRANDUS ART SALE.
NEW YORK, April 19. High pri
ces were obtained in the second day's
sale of the Edward Brandus pictures.
In the Fifth Avenue Art Gallery last
night. Altogether $193,085, was real
ized before the sale closed.
The 'highest prices were obtained!
for the "Rainstorm," of Corot, which
brought 816,000, and Sir Alma Tade
ma's, "Bacchalta" for which $18,00