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; VOLUME LXIII, NO. 115.
. . ASTORIA, OREGON, THURSDAY, MAY 23, 1807.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Frisco Contractors- arrJ
KEW YORK GRAND JURY,
Will Contlnut Investigation of Equitable
Affair lbii Month.
j NEW YOltK, My 2t--The peHa!
grand Jury which li Investigating life
Insurance matter a develop J by the
Investigation of tlx Armstrong com
mittee 3uo hi fell it expected
to tk up the tffalr of tbt Equitable
Lift Anureac Society under it old
management today. Tti grand jury will
continue It work on Equitably affair
during tht rent of thi month, and prob
into June, at there It to much
around to bt covered that DUtrlH At
torney Jeromt doe nut expect to get
AGITATORS DEMANDS !r,whtt'r"t
It tu aald at tht dilrlct atornev's
Office that tht Equitable Investigation
would bt m a dlrfirtnt lint from any
of thoMi which bavt been conducted thu.
far. Tbtrt were In tht EquIUblt, It
waa stated, traduction of tht "year
and type eloeely corresponding to
tboat In tht Metropolitan Ufa, for
which John R. liegeman was Indicted
yesterday, and it la assumed that what-
I Vt fit ha Mt.it)..... a J iL
DRASTIC ACTION TALKED OFLouu bt Pr.ntd to tbt u.nuu. or
I the grand jury.
ynlQns Blamed For Present La
bor Troubles In San
Two Killed Over Twenty
TRAIN WRECKERS WORK
Removed Bolts and Sprung Rail
Out With Wire as Train
ANNUAL TARGET PRACTICE.
KUROKI IN BOSTON
Conservatives finally Won and Hal a I
Committee of Flvt Appointed To Con. A. FRANCISCO, May 22.-Tht
fr Wit Union To Secart Peace For v'r Boston, returned to port yester-
at Ltatt Ont Year. after a long ojotvu on tht South
ern eoaat tnd proceeded to Martini I-
Und wbert ht it to bt overhauled and
rtVAa AIm1 m-... t ... a .
I it., n. l.
WAX KRANC1.SCO. Mar 22Tbt or "",n ' Magdalen
oipllatlon of a fearful Industrial itrug- i""'. with the flagship
(tie lu thla city in throwing down tht l'"w,WB mt 3f th
li.imllet to 111. trade, unlun. bv decUr. c"" Wrt tht various crtwa
7 Ik.... I- .1.. .
Ing a gigantic lockout of thousand of '"fng w annual urgti
liuildinir crutftamen tnatmd In tb. work I r,M,lHW.
of rehahlliatlng 8n Frnrlft fo ra long
time, hung la tht balano thla after
noon at meeting of tht principal
builder and contractor! and lenrteen
tatlvtt of tha nianufat'turer. fieveral
ap'sker. declared tht only aolutlim for
the continual Industrial elrift and la
Utr troublet In &n Franclavo wa the
"(in (hop" and urged Immediate war
iiHin tht union and a "fight to Anlih
without quarter" by tht ceeeation of all
ImllJIng operation until the employee
would ba glad to return to work at
get tht builder and eontrmctor could
ny without !( to tlii'iuwlve.. Agita
tor and tbt great demanda of tbt
Union It wat aerttd, wat tht ceute
for tht premmt condition In Bn Fran
'iwo and tbt only way to atcure in
lutrll peart wat to break the bark
(one of unionism, Other peker with
ua vigor oppoted turh radical ac
tion, urged more conciliatory tactic in
ilea ting with tbt ultuation, plead for
Japanese Are Interested In Har-
KNOWN AS PRINCE BOUNTIFUL
TRAIN FALLS OFF A TRESTLE
Train W Thret Houn Latt and Run
ning Forty Milca An Hour When Ac
cident Occurred Cart Wtrt Badly
Cniahed and Splintered.
WB AXGELES, 22,-rrivatt detec
tive employed by tha Southern Pa
cific ami deputie from the aherlff'
met in thi city, joined In the tearch
for the men who art believed to have
cud the diatrout wreck thi morn
Ing on the Ct Une, when Art car m
tht Ctoant Une limited plunged over
nt euge of a trentle near Weet Glen
dale, lo mile north of here. The lint
of tht dead I believed completed with
the finding of the body of Jame Victor
of whot antecedent nothing it known,
and T. J, McMahon, tht Santa Barhar
elcftriclan. The Injured number a ncore.
Phyeician lu charge of the down or
more eriouly Injured tonight report
that all the Injured will eventually re
cover. A reward of $10,000 hat been
offered by the Southern Pacific for the
conviction of the pewon' rponible
for tbt wreck.
land, arm broken, laceration of tcalp and
head, internal Injurle, will probably
Ml8 FKIOf OI'DYKK, Plttburg, In
Jured Internally, tcalp eut-
A. II. VOUXJ, Martliail, Mo,, cut
about bead and fact, arm broken.
W. S. MTITT, JvO Angele, left cheek
badly cut, knee cap broken.
WIM4AM LOVE, Pullman porter,
tact eut, injured internally, will prob
ably die. 1 ' . :y
O. IX. ItOKHIXS, tm AngHe, Injured
K. K. JACOBS, Lo Angelen, ahoulder
broken, right arm cut.
XV. V. MILLER, eut alwut fact, badly
r. HAKKI!, Portland, Or., cut
almut bead and face, hip diIottted.
P. H. StfAXLKY, dining car tonductor,
8n Jranciwo, a!p VOund and lacera
tion of face.
BENT DIXON," Oakland, dining car
waiter, cut and bruiied.
13) WIJXOX, OakUnd, aecond cook.
cut and bruited.
iw niMwinru, iwKiana dining car
waiter, cut and bruited.
LOS AKtiELES, May 22,-Traln No.
jthe union with, view of securing pence
for at leaat one year.
General Kuroki Liberally Tipped At-
tactic of Hotel Aitor Gtneial Greet.
Ir Impwted With American Huitlti20 oftha SuuU,era P Coa.t ymited
nd tht Vivacity of tht Americana 1 ' 9 k Ust n,ght WM
wreowed at weat Glendale, 10 mile
north of here at 12:30 thi morning.
Tht wreck wa deliberate work of train
wrecker. One man waa killel and 22
peraona injured, and three probably fa
In accomplishing the wreck of the
train, which wa the coast line limited,
devclinh Ingenuity bad been exercised,
At ft point on a trestle over tbt Arroyo
l,h tay, made largo paokage by them-j Spi'' the flh platea-tnd bolta of
m elve. The Jnpaneie viitor hare ,w0 connecting rall on tlie aouth bound
found New York an unusually interest- lrmK nm Mn removea, and In the
'.be rights of tht labor orgnnUatlona and N 1RK' My 22. General Baron
mbx out wit iHwiinie resuu oi aucni '"m, i uciw-k lotiar
I .m j.i.. . . . ...
a tremendoua struggle lietween capital nl upnurt 'or lioston. Hi
and labor. lhe conservative dually ulim were ""Jd early today In the
won and uweeded In having a reol'u- wcoua tajik of packing baggajro for the
tlon adopted eallinv for tht appointment miou wuvenirs of New York City
til a oommiltee of five representing the J wnlvs hvt gathered during their
tiuiidcr and contractort to confer w
"General Kurokl," aald one of his
suite, "it.amnied by the hutle of thi
Police Commisaloner Bingham To.Invea- 8rw,t oity' IIe axpected to find all Am
tigato tht Affair. '.; ens huatlew, but New York truly
NEW YORK, May 22,-Police Com- "ow Krflati rapidity u the manner In
missloner Blngbam will Issue euhpenat whluli tta cltlasena attond to their affair.
today for all person to appear at hBI greatly enjoyed hi stay here
lieadquflrter who may lit alile to throw nd tr'y very moment haa been picas-
ny light on the past played by the do- ' 8n Iul 01 interest, mo vivacity
tecllve bureau in the affair of Mr. and
Mrs. Howard Gould. Among these who
will be called to appear are Mr. and
Mr, Howard Gould, Delaney Nlcoll,
Gould counsel) Clarence I. Sbearn,
Mr. Gould' counsel) Edward Sholc,
the oircut man and "Big" Hawlcy, who,
Mrs, Gould charges, In the complaint
In the separation uit he ha brought,
wa employed lu the case.
of Now York City men and wWen he
greatly admires." f v
General Kurokl and his party will ar
rive In Boston early this evening and
tomorrow they expect to devoto to vis
itlng Harvard University, In the history
of which the Jnpnnese are much in
General Kurokl has received the title
of "Prince Bountiful," from the hotel
Astor servitor. He distributed pre
enta among them all. Hall boy, waiter
or clerk or other employe who contrtb.
WASHINGTON, May 22. Tha Naw uted to hit comfort, received oine mon-
Department today received a dispatch y, the total bounty amounting to near-
from Commander Tappan, of the cruler ly $500. , v
Tacorna. avlnir that Bnsiira A T. Brla-l To William 0. Musehenhelm, propria
bin, who shot himself Sunday, died to
day. ,' ,' ' ';' i :
"NBJVV; YORK, May 22.--Abraham H.
llummel, tht lawyer, who was commit
ted to BlnokweU't Island yesterday to
aorve a year' ehtencfl' for conspiracy,
wa too 111 to leave his cell In the peni
tor of the hotel, he gave a gold cigar
ette case, surmounted with dragons, and
almilar ce of silver to other hotel of
' MURPHY-SUMMERS DRAW.
PHILADELPHIA, May 22.-Tommy
Murphy, of New York, and John Sum
mora of England, fought six-round druw
tonight, The honor were even.
nurture whence the bolts were taken
strands of heavy wire were fastened at
the end of each rail, From tht appear-
pearauce of the track after the wreck
it waa evident that some person hidden
on a hillftide close to the trestle had
pulled the wire as the train approached
and spread the rails outward to the
edge of the trestle. The train, three
hours lute, was traveling at a rate of
between 3o and 40 miles an hour. The
engine wheels were the first to leave
the rail and the engine took to' the
ties, traveling nearly 100 yarl before
it wa brought to a standstill. The
tender, the diner, two Pullman, the
buffet,- mail and baggage cars plunged
over the edge of the trestle, falling a
distance of 10 feet, the express car and
one of tha Pullmans were turned com
pletely upside down and the others land
ed on their sides. All were badly
orushed and splintered.
The man killed was T. J. McMahon,
of Santa Barbara, a membe of the
Electrical Workers' Union. He la be
lieved to have been stealing a ride on
the baggage car, and had as his com
panion Frank Naylor, a 15-year-old boy
from Santa Barbara, who was fatally
Injured. Among the other who were In
jured were the following v
T. H. YOUNG, Oakland, porter, cut
above bead, hip dislocated.
MRS. SHIDLER, Los Angelei, Injured
internally, will probably die.
MRS. ' ROSE FETTERMAN, Cleve-
McADOO INSPECTED TUNNELS.
Line to be Equipped With Firt-Proof
v Rolling Stock.
NEW YORK. May 22.-W. fl
preiident of the Hudson & ManhntUn
lUilroad Company, finished an inapec
tion of tht company, tunnel yester
day and aald that by October 10 the line
rrom nolxA-cn to Fourteenth Street and
Wxth Avenue would be in operation.
me nrst of the ear for the McAdoo
railroad eervloe haa arrived. It ia who!
Iy fireproof, even the cushion being non
Inflamalde. Holmkenite will have next
Fall, a subterranean and submarine
transportation service of one and a half
minute each way.
Counsel - for Defense
Chicago Aero Club to Hold
Wfrfljammera To Compete With L"
Train, Automobile and With' Each
uiner Btt-FIying Also To Be a Fta
turt of Meeting. '
CinCAGO, May 22.-Whe Chi-.
iu.l- ... o
.r, wnich will be opened
on May ' twentv-flftl, .-ji-i.-.
n we uown town district will be tr,
d to the unique spectacle of seeing the
craft of the air floatim? over tha itn
.1 1!..- lv . .
-.v..i.g ine aiasonio Temple, racing with
" ana automobiles and with
each other. Airship men from all over the
country win enter various kinds of dir
igible balloon and aeroplama in the
contest, and the management has r.
ranged for number of races from the
Nuth side Park to points in the down
The fair will lie ushered in with a race
on the opening day, the course to be
from the Aero Club quarters at 64th
Street and South Park Avenue to the
Masonic Tempje and return. The com
mittee of the Aero Club, which met yes
terday, announced that the fair would
last for at leat two weeks, and that
race had been arranged for each day,
Among the novel features announced
race with an elevated train from
04th and Calumet Avenue to 22nd
Street. It Is stipulated that the air
ship must remain directly above the "L"
train during the whole course. A num
ber of races with automobiles have also
Each navigator who succeeds in send
ing his airship above the Masonic Tem
ple, and encircling it, returning to the
starting point will receive a cash bonus
of $5001 w'1" eacn contestant who
makes a successful light will receive a
prize of $100. Each exhibitor who
erects a tent and displays a motor-pro
pelled airship or an aeroplane of dem
onstrated sauinir ability, will receive
$300 to cover his expense.
Kite flying will also ba mado a fea
ture of the meeting. '
DEBS COMING TO BOISE
Haywood Jury Will Not be In
Sympathy With Socialists
Debs May Do Harm.
SPECIAL VENIRE READY
Senior Counsel for the Statt Hawley
Will Make Opening Statement De
fenae Discouraged Distribution of So
yesterday at Ken Souel park, where)
preparation were being rushed for th
opening of the amtuement resort next
Saturday. About 230 men, including
painter, -plumbers, electricians, sheet
metal workers and cement worker,
BOISE, May 22. By use of train,
stage and horse and some active bust
ling Sheriff Shad Hodgln and hie dep
tie managed today to round up a ma
jority of the men included in ! special
venire of 60 men issued yesterday in
the Steunenberg rase an'4 Ibey all ei
port to be on hand when the trial
returned tomorrow afternoon.
It has been deckled that James H.
Hawley, senior counsel for the state
will make the opening statement. He
and his associate were in conference on
the subject today and also spent aome
time considering the testimony to be
offred next week and the order in which
it shall be offered. It haa not at yet
been decided by the state to call Steve
Adams aa a witness. He . is on the
state' list and it waa for the time be
ing deemed certain that he will be
brought here and willingly or unwilling
ly, placed on the stand. The matter i
now in doubt and will not be determined
Lat yesterday afternoon the attor
neys lor the state and defense were
served with a lit of the names drawn
on the new venire, and have been
busily engaged ever since in examining
into the qualifications or disqualifies
tiona of the men composing the panel.
Both side have had agent in the coun
ty fori several months past, and practi
caily every man who ba expressed
decided opinipn one way or the other as
to the guilt or innocence of the ac
cused miners is known.
, Tii is fact was illustrated on the part
of the defense when on two occasions
talesmen in the jury box were con-
ironied oy men wttn whom tiiey were
alleged to have discussed the case from
a partisan standpoint.
Eugene Dobs, Socialist and labor agi
tator, ia expected to come to tha city
at any time, one report being that he is
on his wliy here. His coming is depre
cated by counsel fop the defense.
Fred Miller, of the associated coun
sel, made the following etatement thi
morning relative to Debs:
"The jury which is to try Haywood
will not be in sympathy with Socialists
and any effort to make socialism an is
sue will be to the detriment of the de
fendant. - The socialist now here un
derstand the situation and art not ex
ploiting their viewa except through their
"Debs might not follow their example
and counsel for the defense feel sorry
i coming here. The question otf
socialism is entirely foreign to the trial,
the only point being whether the West
ern Federation, officers oonspired to mur
der Steunenberg. We have for j;hia rea
son done al in our power recently to
discourage the socialist writers and
publishers have compiled with our re
quests.". ' . '.
CHICAGO, May 22. All trade except
the carpenters, were ordered on a strike
Message Received In Mexico City A
Movt of Zelaya.
MEXICO CITY, May 22-The new of
the outbreak of a revolution in Salva
dor wa received here with the greatest
interest. While no confirmation baa
been received In official circle "there la
a general disposition to discredit tht
new. It is known that President Ze
laya, or Nicaragua, desire the man of
kit choice a the President of Salvador.
To head hi revolution, Zelaya, his
chosen Dr. Prudenco Alfara who wa
hostile to the Fizueroa. The eioected
blow was not however' expected until
Zelaya had pacified Honduras and
p'aced Davila seeureljr in power.
STEEL TRESTLE COLLAPSED
Short Circuited Electric Wlrea-Seyeral
GREAT FALLS, Mont, Mar 22. By
the collapse of about 200 feet of newly
erected steel trestle, which supported
the bar lioe which conveys the electric
al current from the power house to the
electrolytic' plant at the Boston & Mon
tana Smelter, eleven men were injured,
one, Ole Olsen, probably fatally, and
five horse were killed yesterday.
As the trestle fell and twisted, the
efectric wire became short circuited
and the wrecked trestle was enveloped
in a sheet of flame. Several of them
were severely injured. "
Show a Great Decrease From
WATERFRONT STRIKE BLAMED
Unions Claim the Managers Are Trying
Xo Starve Men Out But Art Satisfied
With Situation Manager Claims T
Have Strike In Hand.
NEW YORK, May 22.-That tha
strike of the longshoremen is having a
serioua effect upon business, is appar
ently indicated by the comparative fig.
urea of exports just given out at the
Last week, the first week of the strike,
the exports from this port dropped $6
944,890 below the figures of the pre
vious week. Custom house officials be
lieve that no shrinkage will be noticed
Operating Manager Thomas of the In
ternational Mercantile Marine when
shown the custom house figures, made
"No doubt the exports fell off last
week, but that was before we had the
situation as well in hand aa we have
Normally the exports to England ap
proach $5,000,000 weakly. Last week
they shrunk to $1,914,000. Exports to
Germany are normally $1,750,000 per
week. Last week they amounted to on
ly $503,000. ;
The White Star liner Adriatic will
sail today on her first trip across. With
ber will go J. Bruoe Ismay, president of
the International Mercantile Maries,
who came here to inquire into the strike
situation, but did not take any steps U
settle the trouble.
Strike Leader Connors declares him
self as confident that the Union will
in the strike.
"Tht customs figures," said, he, "re
veal the truth that the companies have
been trying to conceal. This strike is
about the biggest thing the steamship
men have had to deal with in nany
years and it ia only the Mief that they
will finally starve , us out that makes
them continue it. But we are able to
stand it as well, if not better than the
companies. e will not return to worn
until our demands art granted.