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OOVIM THI MOHNINCJ riLO ON THI LOW! OOLUMBIA
NO 144. VOLUME LXIII,
ASTORIA, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26, 1907.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
M: ... difefeti
First Direct Testimony Of-
fcrcd by Defense.
ORCHARD ON THE STAND
Defense Attempted to Show Stou
nenberg Murder Was Inspir
ed by Mine Owners.
COURT RULED WITH DEFENSE
Stttt Fought the Admission of Certain
Testimony But Wars Overruled Or
thard Waa Calm and Cool it Em on
th Witness Stand.
ItDlSK, Juus 23,-The llr.t direct tes
(iinoiiy, in Haywood's defend, u of
frlril today, nd It was chiefly directed
luMaiil showing liml Orchard, blaming
Steuurnbrrg, fur tli o of kit tutor
t lu Hid Jtorvulr mine, had threatened
tu I revenged by killing hi in ,nd that
lbs conduct of Orchard ami K. U
Sterling, Iwlh before the Independence
explosion, when they wore frequently
M-n together and afterward when
Sterling called oil the, bloodhound that
fulluwlng Orchard' trail, juotifled
the liitereiice tlml the mine owner had
lii'plrcd the crime. Tlie railing of tb
flrt wltnc for the dcfi'HM" was pre
ceded by a further examination of Or
chard, to complete lU formal iniH'iii'liliig
question. These question were' nearly
all In connection with the claim that
Orchard killed Steunenberg because of
au lilted grudge growing out rtf the
Sale of hi interest In I he tluivule
mine. Orchard who came into court
under tint name lining aqtmilron of
guard, that alway net a hi ecort
nmiiitnined hi old calinne of manner
and Hike lu th auie low inune.i
'ift tone, lie again denied that lie ever
rfW threatened to kill Steunenlierg because
of the llcrcule initio, and aguin averted
that he had old hi interest in the
mine, two yearn before the troulde that
drove him out of Northern Idaho. Two
witnesses called later in the day, wore
that Orchard did threaten to kill Steun
enberg because of the llercule matter
and the defend hut prepared the way
for the tetimony from a down or mure
witncse. The two heard today were
F. 11 Jtedd, once of Cripple Creek ami
now of Goldflcld, mid the other waa
Charle A. Sullivan, formerly of Cripple
Creek nnd now u watchman of the
Brown Hotel in Denver. Cro-examui
Btlon ahowvd that liotli men were mem
ber of the Western Federation of Mill
cm mid that Sullivan waa a friend of
Haywood, Moyer and many of the uu-
Ion leader at Cripple Creek.
: Dr. T, L. McGee, a mining broker oi
the Coeur d'Alene, another liupeachlng
wltne, woie that Orchar told him In
11104, nt Wallace, that ho waa a spot
ter for a detective agency. Orchard
denied thi conversation and denied he
was In lldnho at any time in 11104.
Several more witnesses, principally
women, who kept lodging houses, at
Cripple Creek, located Orchard nt the
various conference with Sterling, a de
tective of the Mine Owners' Asaociu
tion, prior to the Independence explos
ion and there waa a further showing as
to the meeting between Orchard and
D, C. Scott, detective for the Florence
nnd Cripple Creek Railway. Another
witness told of the effort to locate the
men guilty of the Independence station
outrage by starting a bloodhound from
th chair rung used In pulling off the
ftploslon, lie said the dog took the
.f'Tood to Colorado Springs, the one over
which Orchard fled In the night and that
when he reported to Sterling, he got
orders to call tlie dog off. Sterling;
said h knew who blew up the elation
and later ald Steve Adsin had done so
lit state fought the adinMon of the
bloodhound story and alo opposed ad
mission of tvldrne covering the general
features of the Colorado labor war, but
In both lindane the court ruled with
. VALE WINS FROM lfABVABD.
.NKW HAVKK. Conn.. June l8.-On
the if ret n field of Yale Universltr. the
- " r
i ale team cru-hlngiy defeated Harvard
this afternoon In the second game
the series, by score of 14 to fl. Thl
means the team play off the tie In New
tork on Saturday,
SAV KIlASTISiY). June M The
grand jury has found IndletmenU against
Kuiloiph KclimlU and John Kyle, bo to
carmen, and Oeorire Peterson, e. team
ster, who participated In the attack,
with loaded ga pipe end revolver, on
the etreetcar men on Sunday night.
HELLO CIKLS SYMPATHY STRIKE.
1IUTTE, Mont., June 25. The tele
phone girls of the Rocky Mountain Dell
Telephone Company struck today In
sympathy with the linemen of Utah,
Idaho end Wyoming. The local eystem
is parallsed. '
IMPEACH SENIOR IfUNZIO NAZI
ROME, dune 23. The committee of
the Chamber of Deputies hat reported in
favor of Impeaching Senior Nunilo Nail
the former minister of public Instruc
tion who i charged with absconding
with fKKi.oiX) from the state treasury.
MISSING SEAMAN'S BODY FOUND.
WASHINGTON', June 2S.-The finding
f what niay prove to be the Iwdy of
Seaman Frank II. i'lumlre of Mabton,
Washington, one of the men drowned
from the Minnesota's launch wa re
ported to the Navy Department today.
SEEK TO CONTROL
Socialist Struggle for Control
of Miners' Federation.
CRISIS IN FIGHT IS REACHED
Final Vote To Decide Whether Or Not
the Western Federation Will Remain
With Industrial Workers of the World
or Form Another Association.
DKNVF.tt, Juno 25. The cri-!a in the
fight auuinst Acting Tivsident C, F. Ma
honey, of the Western Federation of
Miners was reached today when the
clnuiie of his report In regard to the In'
Jutrial Worker of the World was tnk
en up in the Federation convention
Vincent St. John, of (iohlfleld, Nev., led
the attack upon tho acting president.
It is conceded that the fight is an inci
dent in tho struggle foe control of the
Federation by the Socialist party. The
ehuir, in announcing the question before
the convention, said that the flnul vote
on dhe adoption or rejection of the presi
dent's report, will decide whether the
'ederatlon will remain with the Indu-
rlal Worker of the World, or will
withdraw and form another great In
dustrial union organization.
In the discussion of the mutter tody,
St. John upheld the ue of the Injunc
tion In his arraignment of the acting
oflU'ials uf the Federation. The injunc
tion Is a court weapon he had always
denounced as a club created for the
exclusive use of the capitalist class,
but he admitted he hns used tills weapon
to guln possesion of the records of the
Industrial Workers of the World, after
Mahoncy and others had taken charge
of the machinery of the organization.
St. 'John charged that Mahoncy stop
ped nt nothing to gain control of the
Industrial Workers and ifrceze out the
Socialists. Ho said Mnhoney employed
thugs and even an expert safcblower to
get possession of the records of the In
dustrial Workers. i
Western Union's' Advice
Strikers Discover That Public
Business is Being Sent Over
U. P. OPERATORS MIX IN
Several Union Pacific Operators Have
Been Diacharged For Interfering With
Western Union Commercial Tele
grapheri and Railroad Operators Agree
KAN FRANCISCO. June 25.-A bulle
tin iued by the Press Committee of
the Telegraphers Union tonight eay.
a evidence of the inability of the
Western Union to handle the business
offered It by the public, l hey have noti
fied their customers to ue the tele
phone wherever possible. The state
ment say that report ha reached
hesdiiuarters, that 200 telegrams have
''Disappeared from the overland divis
Ion of the operating room of the West
ern Union office, in Chicago. This would
Indicate that the lminc is being
mailed from Chicago. The strikers dis
covered toay that public messages were
Iwdng handled over private wires.
President Small has notified the brok
ersge firm who have permitted out
wiiler to use their wire ifor public busi
nes, that unless the practice is stop
ped ,their operators would become In
volved In the strike. The Southern Pa
cifto officials have discharged several
operators on a complaint from Chief
Operator Jey of the West Oakland office
of the Western Union, on the charge
that they had Interferred with the
working of the Western Union wire.
The Commercial Telegraphers' Union
and the Order of Railway Telegraphers
have working agreement. Should the
incrimination continue there is grave
danger of the Southern Paciflo operators
EARTHQUAKE IN CURAC0A.
CARACAS, June 22. via WlllemsUd,
Island of Curacoa, June 25. A strong
earth shock lasting three eecondB, was
felt In the Federal districts at 115 a.
m., yesterday. No damage was done.
CABRERA'S SABINET RESIGNS.
CARACAS, June 25. The Cabinet re-
Igned today, owing to the action of
Congress In condemning the policy of
the Ministry of Finance. The heads of
the departments are transacting the gove
FAINTS AFTER SAVING BABY.
NEW YORK, June 25. Shouts of glee
from Howard Meeks, 4 years old, at the
Ight of the flames after he set fire
to the bed clothing in a room in his
parent' apartments in the third floor of
218 Greene avenue, last evening, at
tracted Mrs. Frank Meeks, bis mother,
In time t save the child from probable
death. Howard had ben playing with
matches and accidentally started the
blaze. By the time Mr. Meeks reached
him his levity had given way to fright,
for the somke was filling his lungs.
The mother picked the child up and
staggered to a hallway, where she
fainted from the shock and the effect
of the smoke. She probably would have
remained there to suffocate had not
Patrolman Smythe, attached to head
quarters, seen the smoke coming ifrom
the windows. He ran upstairs and car
ried Mrs. Meeks and the baby, who also
wos unconscious, to safety. They were
soon revived. '
FAMILY KILLED BY TRAIN.
SALT LAKE, June 25Schofleld
Kershal, hi wife end two daughter
were killed o the Oregon Short Line
tbl afternoon, near Laton. While
driving cros the track In a buggy
they were struck by the Los Angele
Limited on the San Pedro route which
use the O. S. L. track between Ogden
and Salt Lake.
PROFIT IN ONIONS.
Texas Farmers Netted Saw to the Acre
on Bermuda Variety.
AUSTIN, Texas, June 25.-The re-
turns from this season' Bermuda onion
crop in Texas are in. The record show
that approximately $840,000 net profits
were realized by th growers.
The total acreage waa about 2000.
The average profit to the acre were
Z-SCIENTIST LOST HER FAITH.
CHICAGO, June 23. Despondent be-
cauHt sue bad allowed ber oaua in
Chrhttlan .Science to waver and had con-
tilted a physician, Mrs. Caroline Mar
tin Howell cut her throat with a razor
and died shortly afterward, according to
evidence mibmiUed today to coroner's
TROUBLE IN CENTRAL AMERICA.
WASHINGTON, June 25.-The State
Department today received a cablegram
front th American Minister at Guate
mala City, stating that the situation in
Salvador is dimiuieting, and that
Guatemala and Salvador are sending
troop to the front.
FRENCH YACHT WINS.
KIF.L, Germany, June 25 The French
yachtsmen will carry the French cup
home with them. The French challeng
er Ar Men, won again yesterday in
nasty jqually weather. Time of win
ner, 3 hours, 40 minutes, 15 seconds.
Portland Prisoner Arraigned Be
fore Judge Cleland.
URDER IN FIRST DEGREE
"Sweetheart, Don't Talk To That Man
Anymore," Were the Words Which
Cause Herbert His Life Were Heard
By Reynolds Over the Telephone.
"Sweetheart, don't talk to that man
These words cost George Ilibbins his
life. They were spoken behind an open
telephone, through which Mrs. C. H.
Reynolds was talking to her husband,
leclaring she could not meet him at 3:30
o'clock Wednesday afternoon, as she had
Rcyonds was arraigned before Judge
Cleland this morning. Deputy District
Attorney Adams read the information
charging him with murder in the first
legree by having killed George Herbert
Hibbins, sometimes known as Professor
George Herbert. Reynolds was allowed
until July 10 to move or plead. He was
represented by Attorney Charles J.
The prisoner was cool, and did not
show nervousness nor worry. Mrs. Rey
nolds waa not in the courtroom, al
though she visited her- husband at the
county jail yesterday. Attorney Scha-
nel this morning gave the official state
ment of Reynolds, telling in detail the
movements that led up to the killing.
The lawyer oaidi
"In the first place, let me say that
Reynolds claims that his wife was true
to him, even though Hibbins may have
forced his attentions upon Mrs. Reynolds
at various times.
Attorney Schnabel announced in
court this morning that lie was anxious
to have the, case tried at the September
term of court. The vacations of the cir
cult judges begin June 20th, so it can
not be tried before fall. The attornev
If WE IN
Claim Graft Indictments
MOVETO FREE GRAFTFRS
Contend That The Graft Grand
Jury Ceased to Lawfully Ex
1st in January.
CASE CONTINUED TO TODAY
Judge Lawler Said If the Grand Jury
Haa No Existence Its Indictments
Are Invalid New More Was Made
By the Glass Attorneys.
SAN FRANXCIISCO, June 25. All
of the grounds, urged by the defense in
support of the notion, to set aside the
bribery indictments, against Vice
Presient Glass of the Pacific States
Telephone A Telegraph Co. and other
big corporation officials were retired to
a comparative insignificance today by
the appearance of a new contention
predated and argued by the Glass at
torneys. Briefly stated, the charge is.
that all of the acta performed by the
present grand jury, since a date early
in January of this year, are invalid be
cause the present grand jury ceased
lawfully to exist when the new grand
jury list ifor 1907 was certified by the
county judges. The undisputed fact
are, when a new list was certified in
January, the Oliver Grand Jury was in
the midst of the bribery graft invest!
gation and was not discharged.
Instead it was continued in existence
under . belief that having been selected
in the fall of 1906, it could legally exist
for 12 months, or until the fall of
1907. Judge Lawler in commenting on
the merits of the contention, stated that
if the grand jury hag no existence, its
indictments are invalid.
He said the court would welcome any
further light the counsel might be able
to afford and continued the case until
RUSSIAN OFFICERS ARRESTED.
LONDON, June 25. A dispatch to a
News agency from Odessa, says it is
authoritatively reported that 60 officers
of the Southern Military District, sev
eral of them connected with the Odessa
Garrison, have been arrested.
MURDER AND SUICIDE.
BELLINGIIAM, Wash., June 25. F.
R. Walker, proprietor of a bakery and
confectionery at 708 Holly street, shot
and instantly killed his wife yesterday
afternoon and turned his gun on him
self. He was taken to the hospital and
will die. Walker was jealous of the
attention paid his wife by other men,
and the tragedy was the culmination of
a bitter quarrel.1
YESTERDAY'S BASEBALL SCORES.
At San Francisco Portland 1, Oak
At Los Angeles Log Angele 2, San
At Butte Butte 0, Aberdeen 2.
At Spokane Seattle 7, Spokane 5. .
stated that he had traced the $200 dia
mond ring that Ilibbins had given Mrs.
Reynolds, but she returned it, fearing
her husband . would notice it. She is
said to have given the musician a hand
some opal pin.
MILWAUKEE TO CENTRAL AMERICA
American Government Sends Cruiser Be
cause of Disturbed Conditions.
WASHINGTON, June 25-The pos
siblity of erioua trouble arising in Ceo
tral America, growing out of the dis
turbed conditions exinting there, inci
dental to ; the slleired ambition of
President Zelayst to form a union of
the Central American states ha caased
the American government to dispatch
the cruiser Milwaukee to that locality.
ASHEV1LLE, NV CJ' June 23. Tho
party of revenue officers who had a fight
with moonshiners in Stokes County on
Friday last returned here today, having
captured 35 moonshiner and destroyed
13 illicit Stills;
FIVE MEN BLOWN TO ATOMS.
WILUAMSPORT, Pw June 25.-Rve
men were blown to atoms in an explo
sion in the Sinnemahoning Power Man
ufacturing Company' plant at Sinne
mahoning tbia morning. They are Ed
ward Cole and his son Harry, Bill
Moore Summerson, J. B. Nelson and
Samuel Shadman. Two. men were
slightly hurt by flying debris. I
CLUBS FORCED TO CLOSE.
LISBON, June 25. The government
as a result of the political agitation
has closed the Republican clubs.
WILL LAY TRACKS TO MINE.
PARRAL, Mex., June 25. The Veta
Colorado Mining & Smelting Company
has recently purchased 10 tons of steel
rails to be laid for the underground
work in its Quebradillas mine.
FIRST BASEMAN BURNETT SOLD.
ST. LOUIS, June 25. The St Louia
National have secured First Bsseman
Burnett, of the Tacoma team. It is
stated that his release cost $2250.
Explains His Stand on the Par
THREATS TO TAKE HIS LIFE
Says There Are Many Estimable Men
On Fourth of July Committee But
for the Blatherskites He Doesn't Care
a Whoop In H
SAX FRANCISCO, June 25. The
Bulletin today prints a statement from
General Funston in reference to the cor
respondence between himself and the
Fourth of July committee regarding the
parading of the troops on the Fourth,
in which Funston is quoted as saying;
. "I understand there was much dis
sension in the. Fourth of July commit
tee, in regard to my letter, There are
many estimable men in the, organiza
tion but for the blatherskites I don't
care a whoop in h .
Funston says he meant no attack on
the labor unions and he believes in them,
as he thiilks with the great moneyed
interested banded together the working- :
men must organize for their own protec
tion. It would not be ifor this class,
he says, that the trouble would come,
but as sure as the soldiers were to
appear on the streets, they would be
Funston says in all the time he has
been stationed in San Francisco, he has
had no difficulty, but within the past
two months he haa received about 20
anonymous communications threatening
his death. Such communications, he
concludes, could not but help to affect
JULIUS JACOBS DEAD.
SAN 'FRANCISCO, June 25.-Jullus
Jacobs, sub-treasurer of the United
States at San Francisco, died suddenly
yesterday at his home. He had been in
office 12 years.