Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 23, 1907)
PUBLISHES FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT
COVERS THE MORNING FIELD ON THE LOWER COLUMBIA
NO. 195. VOLUME LXIII,
A&TORIA, OREGON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 23. 1007.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Jobn Currier and Cargo
BUT NO LIVES ARE LOST
The Alaska Fishermen's Packing
Co's. Entire Pack on Ocean's
FU UNCOVERED BY INSURANCE
lot of Ship sad Cargo Will Amount to
Iitooo a. W. Bins Send Dovi
Ntwg flora Seward, Alaak Rettnu
Cutter Wilt B Stat to Survivtrs,
KiBB'i Telrm to Company,
BKNVARD, AUaka, August 21
fillip ssbort at Nlon' Isgoon,
August t all hands safei ablp
nil cargo a total low; provliloM
to September- lj hart taken mat
ter up with cutom houte her
(or Iranaportationj will wire n
aulUj remain her three dayej
Young with int. ;
With 30,000 cae of salmon aboard,
valued In the neighborhood of t U0.000
alonging to the Alaska Fishermen'
Pecking Company, the American ship
John Currier, went ashore in Nelson's
Lagoon Ip the Aleutlon l.lumk Alaska,
n Aug. 9. The ship and cargo art a total
li but tht 240 paengert and crew
board wert all ved. Captain
Muti-hlsou bad hU wife and children on
board the Ourrlrr. Many of the pa.sen
jji'm are residents of Astoria.
J he minion pack wa fully", covered
Insurance. The nm wa telegraph'
.to the local office of the packinu torn
pany yesterday morning from Seward
Inatead of the John Currer arriving
yenturdny a wan expected it wna the
new that she had been wrecked which
greeted the officials of the company and
the relative and friend of those on
board. 8he we eagerly looked forward
to yesterday and tho newt of the dis
tcr waa a severe blow to the com
pany and ,ln dy the office wai
filled by people nxkinir about rela
tlvea and friend nnd those who dropped
. in to express their feeling to the reprt
eentiitive of the company.
In addition to the lo.g of the salmon
puck the John Currier, which waa own
, d by the . California Shipping' Co. and
leased liy the Alaska Company wa val
ued at $30,000. There i also an unes
tlniatod loss of the gear and fishing an-
jparaiui belonging to the company which
was on board. Coupled with a short
season and numerous incident of bad
luck the Alaska Fishermen' Packing
Company aeem to lie having a, hard
Jbrush with the fate all around.' ?'
H. W. Rlnn, the packing company'
bookkeeper, ent in the new to the
cfllce of the company yetserdny from
Howard, Alaska. The new was tome
thing appalling to the ofBcer of the
company here. Superintendent P. A.
Burgland, who came down on the North
'Star lust Saturday from Nmliaguk could
scarcely believe jt but the telegram from
Illnn told the fact In abort torse
ipbrase. On .August 4 the North Starf
hail towed the Currier to eaj five day
jefter she wa a total wreck. The North
l-8tar loft on August 6 and must have
W I 11.. 111 ii..l ... 1 Al... I.
ymoBKu uie m-iuieu vbbbiti sometime oe
fore hor disaster.
It la supposed that II. W. Itinn, who
had witb him Dan Young, teeured pa
H on tht mail temer Dora from Ntl
on' IjigiMin to Seward, where tb tele
graph station I located. H tayt that
tlti'r U provision to lat until Seolem
Iter 1 but tht 840 who wert aboard the
ship and who re now on t bleak Alaskan
shore will hart their tlmrt of nardsblp
before rtscuad bt- the wvenut cuttera
which have been notified and whose aid
has been atked.
Kupritrtendettt Burgland who I famll
lar wlih the water where tht Currier
went ashore tald yesterday i
tht water where the Currier went
ashore ald yesterday t
oniy way that tht wrtek eta
be explained It that tht Currier got lost
In the dens fog bank which art always
pfeaent and being without observation
for several day b waa elear off her
bearing, probably thrown near tht thort
by tht current which tet la there.
Thert i nothing 1 eart to a tt
tht future operation of tht eompsnv.
The pack w fully Insured and w hop
that our prevnt hard lurk will be offset
br better) srason next year. ,,
- "At, regard the effect of tht lot of
30,000 rase will bavt on tht general
market I think that of ooum It will
hart i tendenr to raUe price."
Immediately on receipt of tht news
nom JUnn, Hrtretary Noonan wired the
ship owntrt In Ba Francisco and also
Sld )M( In Portland, who la Interested
In the 130 Chinamen on board tht Cur
rif r. IH.patchc wert also tent to Wah
liigton by Cullector of Customs Caraa
ban asking that the government Ukt
tteni to tend revenue cutler to the
rtaeut of tht wm-ked ertw and pat-
engvr. ' ' ' . . ,
Tbt ship John Currier was a wooden
vessel of 1812 tons set. Iler dimension
werei Length, feet i beam. 42
feet) depth. 80 J feet. 8ht waa built
st Xtwburyport, Mass., In 1882, and
wa owned by tht California Shipping
company of Sao Francisco. She was
chartered by the Alaska FUrhermen'
Packing Company lt pelng for the
sesoa :..,-..-.,,. .
SEATTLE AFTER RATS
Doctors Follow Astoria's Quar.
antine Officer's Lead.
TO GUARD AGAINST PLAGUE
Corporation and Pock Owner Are Asked
to Co-operate in tht Work Day Will
Bt Set Apart for tht Work and Will
Be Called Rat-Killing Day.
SKATTLK, August 22.-War is to
lie waged on rut in Seattle if the clans
of physician of this city mature. The
prcvuk-noe of bubonic plnguo at Ran
franciitco.liat aroused the medico of
Seattle who are now ': urging the board
of health to oonduct a campaign for the
extermination of rats as a preventive
of "the Bpread of the plague. A ceneral
slaughter in which all the business men
will be asked to participate is the plan
of the doctor end the plan ha met with
general approval on the part; of the com
mission men and owners' of wharves.
Corporation and Individual owning
the wharves along the waterfront will
he asked to join in the campaign. Tit
wooden structure along the waterfront
are the best of breeding ground for the
disease and it I believed If they were
thoroughly Weaned much danger of any
disease would be eliminated. The com
mission house broker have offered to
help in the' crusade and if the aid of the
boanl of health la obtained, a day will
be get aside for the killing of the rats
which will be known a rat-killing day.
TO BAR RACE BETTING.
SAORiAMENTO, Cal, August 22,-The
board of director of the State- Agricul
tural Society has decided that no bet
ting on race shall 'be .allowed at the
istate Fair this year and that only aoft
drink may 'be old on the grounds. No
return oheck will be given. .There is
not one Inch of space to be had in
Bank Officials More Cul
pable Than Morris.
ARREST IS THREATENED
D , ,
KeCeiVed DepOSitS With KnOW-
.. J P 1 A ...
ledge of Tottering Securities
PAY DEPOSITORS IN FULL
Receiver Devlin Eat Faith ia Ability of
Bank to Makt Good Cashier Morris
it in East t Sell Securities and Place
Bank on It Feet Director Scapegoat
POHTLAXD, August 22. The ehsrge
I freely made today in connection with
the failure of the Oregon Trut & Bar
ing Bank that certain official of the
company kt It becoma known to friend
that tbt bank wa In bad hape and a
partial substantiation of the report i
had In the alleged fact that 150,000 in
deposit wert withdrawn from the Insti
tution Monday and Tuesday.
These report bearing upon the al
leged questionable butim- method of
the management aroused great indigna
tion among the 14,000 depositor wtio
were on the concern book. Demand
for the arrest of certain official of the
bank today led to the preparation of
complaint by the district attorney' of
fice. The warrant however, have not
been issued, pending further investiga
The failure of the bank caused con
sternation among thousand of poor peo
ple whose savings were deposited with
the bank, and a mas meeting of unfor
tunate ha been called to devise way
and mean for the mutual protection of
District Attorney John Manning I
w t i Jt Ti t. 1 i a.
now traveling to Portland on horseback
flora Carson Springs, on the Upper Co
lumbia, to take personal charge of the
ease. He telephoned from the resort
early thU morniug to Deputy District
Attorney Adams to prepare complaint
against the official of the bank and to
also prepare wairnnta XTnmiW
orders to Patrick Maher, special detec
tive of the district attorney's office, to
Standard Oil I'll try thi place in
dreadful being who is after met
see that none of the offical undertook
to la. Detective Maher 1 now local
lug the bank officer and is preparing to
have Mom apprehended In tb east.
The securities which Morris took east
to convert into cash, bond amounting
to about 1900,000. are now on their war
jback to Portland. It Is also reported
the cashier i accompanying them.
Early thia morning the District At
torney' office wa beleged with depoei
tor of the Oregon Trust 4 Saving
Bank, who demanded immediate prose
cution of -the oSklali, These depositor
carried account from f 10 upward.
Many of the employ of the bank an
discharged, only a sufficient number have
been retained to assist Receiver Devlia
In handling tht affairs of tht concern
: While torn of the director freely
charge Ouhier W, Cooper Morria with
violating tut banking rule in buying
4. t.1. I. - ..t I .
j ouge uiws oi oonae ana loaning money
to enterprise in which h I alleged to
J4... I.... IA i. I .. ..
nave ueen iniereiieu, otner DinKer dt
clart that nothing but gross, if not crim
inal negligence, on the part of the direc
tor could hava made uch manipulation
of depositor' money possible. The
friend of Morris warmly defend hit
course. ' : i . !
The assertion i openly made that di
rector wert not kept In the dark re
garding any alleged questionable enter
prise of tht cashier. Jt is understood
that Morria is now enroute to the East
w here he went to dispose of large blocks
of securities in the endeavor to ptaoe
tbt bank upon its feet
Receiver Devlin expressed the belief
today thai depositora will be paid fulL
FLOAT STRANDED SHIP.
Attempt Will Bt Uadt Today on tht
OCEAN PARK, Wash.rAuguat 22. -If
condition are favorable aa attempt will
be made Friday to float the four-masted
schooner Saloma, of San Francisco,
wrecked three mile north of here last
February. Considerable excavating has
been done around the Saloma, and a de
vice arranged to keep the sand from
floating in with the wajer. On FriJay
the higheot tide of the year will be ex
pcrienced, which will reach tht Saloma.
At present she stands high and dry, and
sits in about nine feet of sand. The
steam schooner Acme, of San .Francisco,
will attempt to pull the Saloma off by
means of a long cable
The three-masted schooner Zampa now
running between Portland and San Fran
cico, wa pulled off the sand neap the
same place three year ago. The Saloma
ia in good condition, and has been bought
by a company
The man in chanra Af ft, r
j floating her ia Captain Stream, of San
STRUCK BY TRAIN.
SAN MAT ISO, Cal., August 22.-M.
Kellcy, an aged man of this place, was
struck by the southbound train at the
junction of First aveuue and the rail
road track yesterday afternoon. He was
not seriously injured.
hopes that I mav h uh fm,
LASI BIT OF
Chief Dinan Hands Resig
nation to New Board.
SCHMZ' RULE IS OVER
Mayor Taylor's Appointees Take
Place and Accept Chiefs
ANDERSON IS ACTING CHIEF
Largt Crowd Gather to Witness Sur
render to Old Board Diaan Make
Statement That ha Resigned to That
Friend on the Fores Wouldn't Suffer
SAX FRANCISCO, August 22. At
2:30 this afternoon Commissioner Leg
gett, Sweigert, Cut tier and Kiel filed
into the board room when a large
crowd wa collected, and took their
eat facing", the fir cpUis-of the
departments and captain of detectives.
.,D. KoIIymer, Mayor Taylor's legal
advisor, presented to Secretary Skelly
certificates of their appointment and as
tbe name were called each took their
The first business wa thort and wa
the formal resognation of Chief Dinan
which was accepted on motion of Cutler.
Dinan wa given 30 davs' leave with pay,
la view of past service."
Captain Anderson, the ranking officer
of the force, waa elected acting chief.
At a meeting of the old board of police
commissioners which was removed by
Mayor Taylor it waa practically decided
to relinquish the office this afternoon to
the new board appointed by Taylor.
Chief Dinan prepared his resignation and
handed it to the new board this after
noon. It is understood he will be suc
ceeded hy Detective Anderson.
Immediately before the asaembling of
the new police commission this afternoon
the surrender of the old board was an
nounced to the newspaper men by its
attorney, Frank J. Murphy.
After resigning his office this after
noon Chief Dinan made a public state
ment in which he asserted the charges
made by the Mayor in his communica
lion to tne police commissioners are
merely a reiteration of the charges prev
iously made. Dinan states thev are as
he said before false though the Mayor
may not be apprised of the fact.
Dinan says he retired from the office
because it is the obvious desire of the,
new administration he do so and he be
lieve his insisting on remaining would
oe only to jeopardize toe rights and in
tcrests of his many friends in the de
purtment. Dinan says he leave the de
partmeut without a single enemy. .
THE WAGES OF SIN.
Notorious Woman of Southern California
Killed by Companion.
SAN DIEGO, August 22. Viola
Brackett, one of the most notorious
wqinen of Southern California t and
known here s the "Queen of China
town," was instantly killed here this
afternoon by a man who shot her twice
in the body and head and stabbed her in
the neck. The mnn than tnnj k
weapon on himself, inflicting wounds
which will prove fatal. He ha not been
identified. , 1 : ' , .
The woman is known throughout the
south as the "Woman of the Town."
She was once married to a Chinaman
and secured his property. She owned
property in Chinatown here and also in
the 'Right Light'' districts of San Rer-
nardino, Phoenix and Prescott.
PASAMA CASE PUT OFF.
PORTLAND, August 22 After taking
testimony of seven witnesses ia tht City
of Panama-Alliance east yesterday.
United State Inspectors Edwards and
fuller postponed the investigation until
Sptember 2, a ther wert under the
lir.pression the? (Sty of Panama would
sail (or San Francisco st 9 o'cock this
morning. It wa subsequently learned.
however, that the steamer would not
leave until 3 o'clock thi afternoon. ;
Little additional information throwinar
light on the collision came out further
than that given by Captain H. T. Groves.
superintendent of the Port of Portland
dredge. The other tlx witnesses to
testify were Captain J. L. Turner, pilot
on the Alliance; Captain G. M. Jesaen,
master of the Geo. W. Elder) Captain A.
W. Nelson, master of the CRy of Pan
ama; 3. Nichols, first officer of the Al
liance; Captain B. W. Olsen, master of
the Alliance, and Albert Young, piolt m
the tug Diamond O. : v
I PIOITEEX CAPITALIST DIES
11 - ,-'' ;;(.;-, .,V .?.'.i
8AN JOSE, CL, August 22. Thomas
Rea, capitalist and pioneer of Santa
CUra county, and oerban the heat
known man in thi section of tbe state.
died at his home in GUroy yesterday,
following an accident a week ago. in
which be broke a leg. - He wa father of
James W, Supervisor Georee E snd
Carrie Rea, Mr. Louis Loupe, Mrs. E.
W. Strange of San rancisco, Mrs. Clara,
Hanna of Berkeley, and Mrs. Mai v E.
Pyle of Bakersfield, Mr. Rea was bora
in Ohio in 1820.
LAND GRABBERS GIVES TTStE.
SAN FRANCISCO, August 22. The
sentencing of Dr. Perrin and J. A. Ben
son, convicted of defrauding the govern
ment out of 12,000 acres in Tehama
county, went over in De Haven's court
today "until Monday, to give the defense
time to prepare a motion fop a new
trial. .- . '. . -
Monser in Glass Trial Handled
too Many Checks.
Attorney for Defense Could Hot Break
Thy Testimony Neither Could Heney
Add to it Zimmer's Contempt Case is
Carried Over Until Monday.
SAN FRANfelSCO, August 22. E. J.
Zimmer was jlgain called to the stand
in the Glass case this morning but aa
the attorneys were not ready with their
authorities the threatened punishment
for his contumacy in refusing to tes
tify, the case went over until Monday.
amuet A. Monser, the bookkeeper for
the comnanr. ttwtifiprV tTia .,..
a iiuv wuicjujf a
vouchers bore the signatures 'of the
president, vice-president, and auditor, for
the president. He said he could draw
cheeks on,y on the orders of some one
higher up Glass, Eaton, 0r Zimmer. He
cculd not remember any particular
checks a' too many passed through his
hands. All the stubs ami atnh iWl
which might show individual transac
tions had been burned up, Monser said.
Attorney Coogan for the defense at-
tempted to secure the admission that
Glass never ordered the drawing of a
check. On re-direct examinatinn TTa
attempted to get witness to admit the
drawing of checks for the bribed super
visor out we witness stuck to his state
ment that he did not remember the indi
vidual checks. ,
CHOKED BY A SNAKE.
TOIEBLING, W. Vs.. Am,af. oo
Frank Taggert, of Nicolette, came with
in an ace of death from a hno m.i.
snake while picking berries near his
nome. vviiilo walk-in r, iio- . i
O a life, iu a,
limb of which the snake waa lvi i.
coiled about his neck and he was black
m the face when his brother
killed the reptile. The snake renflP,.i