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C0VKR8 THE MORNING FIKLD ON THE LOWER COLUMBIA
NO. 200. VOLUME LXIII.
ASTORIA, OREGON, THURSDAY, AUGUST 29. 1807. TEN PAGES.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
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Forests Suffer Less This
Season Than Last.
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Experts of the Weyerhaeuser
. Company Expect no More
' V - , Fires.
NO GREEN TIMBER DAMAGED
Tim Occurred la Placet Which Had
Been Logged n4 Nothing But Dry
Brnih Remaining Forest Rangers Art
Hot Given Credit For Condition.
TAOOMA, August 28.-AeoordIng to
the Weyerhaeuser timber syndicate
which keeps closer tb on the forest
tin nituntlwn than any other firm or
Interest in the northwe.1, there ha been
lets destruction of timber by fire In
Organ end Washington thie teason than
during any prevlout year since logging
operation and lumber manufacturing
have been features of the commercial
activities of the Pacific northwest.
It is conceded now by loggers and
lumber manufacturer generally that
the heavy rains of the past few days,
which have been general over the Pacific
slope, have practically wiped out all
Uanger of further forest fires for this
year, and in summing up the damages
done by the flre it U found that they
are practically nil.
' "In all of the territory in this state
and Oregon in which our company is
operating," said George S. Long, nian
ger of the Weyerhaeuser Company to
day, "there has been no destruction of
I green timber by fires this season. In
(set, I have not heard of any timber
Wing destroyed. The ilres that have
taken place have been entirely con lined
s to logged-off lunds and brush tires in
old burns and here and there in second
growth timber that has grown up on
undent fire-blasted areas. The biggest
fire that bus been In our immediate ter
i rltory, and by that 1 mean Jterritory
Nn which we have merchantable timber
in striking distance of the fire, was a
nasty fire that broke loose In the Suc
cotash Valley in the basin of the tipper
Nisqually River, It burned extensively
in logged-off binds in the vicinity of
Aahford, but happily did not do a bit of
damage and was finally overcome and
' "There wore several fire in the
northern pint of Washington, and while
we have no forestry fire patrolman in
that section as we have in other por
tions of the state, I understand that
those fires did no damage,
"Hie immunity the timber interests
have onjoyed from fires this season la
something distinctly lucky, and is due
to natural causes or the working of a
providence rather than to our fire ward
ens and Hi e patrols. There were three
times during the season when the wo6ds
of the Pacifla slope were as dry as tim
ber, following long dry and hot spells
? of weather. On two of these occasions
fires had broken out In many sections
of the country and were ranging through
the logged-off lands, and there certainly
would have been serious forest conflagra
tions had there not come timely rains.
These thoroughly wet the forests and
checked the incipient fires, I don't be
lieve there will be any more fires this
POPE CASE ADJURNS.
HARTFORD, August 28.-Creditors of
the Pope Manufacturing Company, rep
resenting claims to the amount of $750,
O00 appeared In the court at the bearing
on the confirmation of Albert L, Pope at
temporary receiver. It is expected that
opposition will devclope against making
the present rocelver permanent. After
discussing the subject of appralsort the
court reserved Its decision and adjourned
the hearing to September 10.
IN CAY PARIS.
Lot Angeles People Are Showing the
Natives How to Live.
PARIS, Aug. 28.-1 here Is an un
usually large number of Los Angeles
In this vicinity lust now.
Mrs. T. L. Grassfell of Los Angeles
gave a California dinner at The Hague
everat days ago on the eve of her de
parture for Switzerland.
Charles Monroe and wife of Los An
geli-s gave a tea party here this week
which was attended by a large number
of Oallforiiians. there were several
novel features introduced by the hostess
among them a new cocktail compounded
of cognac, Madeira and lemon. .
Aimer Itoss of ! Angeles arrived In
Paris a few days ago and Is going to
leave shortly for a tour of Bwltterland,
Among the Io Angelans who are visit
lug Paris at this time are Mrs. Fanny
Shaler Godfrey, the Mlss Gowsr, Fred
erlck Herman And wife sad D. li. Beggs.
Ms. English, nee Sutro, a member of
the well-known Sutro family of San
Francisco. Is at Rouvllle.
Jack Blum and bis wife and Charles
Ilium of Man Francisco have arrived In
Paris and are preparing for an auto
mobile trip through the chateau country.
Samuel Dixon and his wife have arriv
ed from Welsbadcn.
Mrs, . A. Spreckles and her daughter
Lurllne, who is the wife of Spencer
Bddy. have been at Carlsbad. The Eddy
infant Is In good health. Spencer Eddy
has been motoring in the vicinity of
Csrlsbad. , t '
CLEVELAND ILL MAN.
NEW YORK, August 28. It la an
oouiuwd that 0 rover Cleveland bat
sgain been attacked by acute indlget
tlon. and has conmiuently relinquished
his Idea of visiting his summer home In
New Hampshire. Mrs, Cleveland has re-
turned to Princeton from New Hemp
hire with their children. .. .
' FINALLY CONVICTED,
ST. TrTKTAiiiriist 28Lorcl" Frl
erlck Seymour Barrlngton convicted of
the murder of Jam MfCann was taken
from the Clayton jail where he has been
connnea ior lour years ana conveyed
to Jefferson City to begin a life sent
ence. Harrington waa handcuffed to
Thomas Morgan who it sentenced to 20
years for murder.
PILING GIVES VAT
Three Chinamen Killed, 5000
Cases of Salmon Lost
IN DUNDAS BAY, ALASKA
Piling Underneath the Cannery Gives
Way on Account of the Weight and
Large Percentage of Season's Pro
duct it Lott Cannery it Wrecked.
TAOOMA. Aug. 28. That the Dundns
Bay Cannery, in Icy straits, Alaska,
slid , Into the water about August 10,
occasioning a loss of at least 5,000 cae
of salmon, much damage to the plant,
and the death of three Chinese employ,
ecu, was the Information brought down
by tho lllnck Ball line steamer Dlrigo,
Captain J. Uviiigstone, which arrived
at Taeoma last night. ; -. i
News of the catastrophe reached Ju
neau while the JDirigo was In port
The cannery is about ISO miles to the
westward. The piling foundation of the
main plant is reported to have given
away and 10,000 case which had not
been moved to the warehouse were
dumped into the .bay. Half of them
are said to have been recovered. De
tails, of the disaster were meagre, but
from all advices the cannery was so
badly wrecked that resumption of op
eration! for thit season, Is out of the
question. ' !
Of lice rs of the steamer say that the
salmon run hat been' satisfactory in
some parts of Alaska and extremely
light elsewhere, Traps have proven suc
cessful this season, while the fishing
boats have had poor cntuhct. The
American Fishing Company's plant at
Chilkat had tip 80,000 cases when the
Dlrigo steamed for the south. It was
reported also that the Chatham Straits
cannery liad a full pack. The steamer
'arallon was there loading a cargo of
0,000 cases when the Dlrigo departed.
The Resolution Criticising
MEETS WITH OPPOSITION
American Bar Association Will
Not Back up Whitlock -,
PARKER STRONG AGAINST IT
Matter Waa Brought up on Account of
Booeevelt'i Opinions Expressed Con
cerning Decision of a Chicago Judge
Over a Year Ago Election of Officer.
PORTLAND, Maine, August 2&-A
resolution criticizing President Roosevelt
for commenting upon the trial of the
trust case in Chicago a year ago. and
adversely criticizing the presiding judge
and his rulings was introduced into the
final session of the American Bar Asso
ciation by George Whitlock of Baltimore,
met with instant disapproval from all
parte of the hall.
ITesident Alton II. Parker repeatedly
asked Whitlock to withdraw the resolu
tion bnt Whitlock insisted that It be
A motion to table the resoluton pre-
vailed after the gentleman iu the au-
lience who failed to secure recognition
diowed ''When the President of the
United States violates hit trust it it the
luty of the American Bar Association
to criticize him.
The following o films were elected:
President, J, M. Dickinson, of Chicago;
secretary, John Hinkley, of Baltimore;
treasurer, Frederick Wadhaus, of New
The convention then adjourned.
LEAVENWORTH, August 28.-
man under arrest at 0ceola, Neb.
been positively identified as Benjamin
(reaves, the notorious criminal, who
escaped from the Kansas penitentiary
at I-nnsing during the prisoners' mutiny
ACCLAIMED AS SULTAN. ,
TANdlER, August 28. It is announc
ed that the Sultan's brother was ac-
aimed as the Sultan by the entire
population of Maiaga.
Uncle Sam I'm going to let this Pacific, dog of mine run at large. He won't
bother you ef he ain't riled.
MOULD IN HOPS.
Outlook It Poor for Good Crop Growen
Have Trouble to Get Picking Money.
SALEM, Or., August 28, From all
sections of the Willamette Valley come
reports that black mould ia spreading
to an alarming degree in the bopyards.
One of the local dealers received a let
ter from Woodburn last evening which
stated that the mould it taking the
yards by the wholesale in that section,
and predicting that not one-half of the
crop In that vicinity will be pioked.
The same condition is reported to exist
in many localities in this immediate
ection, and the mould, which is increas
ing rapidly on account of the damp,
chilly nights and the hot sun of the
day, threatens to devour the entire crop
Ufore it can be picked. Crowert are
unanimous in the resolve to etriv for
the banner crop la the history of the
iudutry in this tat from the stand
point of quality, and wherever mould
exists the bops will be left upon the
There it no relief si yet for the grow
ers in the matter1 of procuring picking
money. Scores of yards will be aban
doned this year through absolute neces
sity. About the best proposition that it
being offered growers here who are hav
ng trouble in eecuring picking money it
a guarantee of at least 7 cents upon con
tract, which will give the growef only
a margin of 1 cent profit over picking
expense, but lie las already lost at least
2 cents upon hit prospective crop in
coat of cultivation. Many growers ab
solutely decline to accept this kind of
proposition, and declare they would
rather leave their hops on the vines and
take their chances with a better market
WESTERN UNION OFFICE BURNED.
ARKANSAS CITY, Kan., August 28.
Tbe Western Union telegraph office and
all its content! were destroyed by fire
today. It is believed to have been incendiary.
NEW YORK, August 28.-Lord
fttratheona high commissioner of
Canada, said today before sailing
"In a very few years Canada
will have as big a population,
if not bigger, than the United
States. Northwestern Canada it
now a mass of farms which pro-
duced last year a million bushel
e of wheat and about two million
bushels of cereals."
ARE IN PERFECT ACCORD.
WASHINGTON, August 28.-Acting
Secretary of State Adee said that be is
authorized to announce that President
Koosevelt and President Diai are now
in accord concerning the future of Cen
tral America and the settlement of dis
putes between the five republics. This
is taken to mean that the United States
and Mexico have formulated a joint note
to the Central American republics invit
ing them to hold a conference with e
view of agreeing upon a treaty insur
ing permanent peace. The impression is
that all five have expressed a readiness
to enter into such a conference. Adee
id that he hoped within 24 hours to
make a statement outlining the policy
Korean Emperor Cuts Off
TEARS OF COURT FALL
Absurd Ceremonies are Impres
sive land Attractive in
YISEKI I THE NEW RULER
Action of the King Created Unusual
Sentation as it ia Considered a Sacri
fice of Beauty and Honor Ceremony
Livened With Speeches and Muaic
SEOUL, August 28. The coronation
of the new Emperor Yiseki thit morning
was a simple but impressive ceremony,
purely Oriental with the exception of
an incongruous effect caused by the oc
cidental uniforms of a number of offic
The ceremony opened with the ap
pearance of bis majesty iu the state
ball about 10 o'clock dressed in full
Korean costume, wearing a crown with
pendants and a robe of deep blue em
broidered with gole. In the midst of
music by the court band and the pro
found obeisance of those present, con
gratulatory documents were presented
to his majesty. This wag followed by
tbe premier reading another speech of
fehctation on bis accession to the
.More music followed, and after an'
other deep' obeisance of the assemblage,
bis majesty retired, but toon reappeared
garbed in an occidental military uni
form. He then received the con
graduations of General Hasegawa and
all the consuls, all of which were read
aloud. The premier then stepped for
ward and called thrice, "vice TEmper
eur," in which the 300 present heartily
Early in the morning both bis ma
jesty and father had their queues cut
off, despite the remonstrances of tome
of the court, who protested in tears
The day was bright and was observed
as a general holiday.
LABOR LAWS VIOLATED.
lEAST AURORA, August 28. E. H.
Williamson, deputy state irVpectop of
factories, made a visit to this place this
week and caused trouble in the ranks of
the Roycrofters. He did not find things
to his liking in Elbert Hubbard's prin
tery shop and hotel, and he demanded
the immediate discharge of a dozen girls
and boys who are under 14 years of age,
and who had been employed by Hub
bard in violation of the state labor laws.
Hubbard's excuse was that he was giv
nig there child laborers a chance to
make a few dollars during the vacation.
Japanese City destroyed.
YOKOHAMA, August 27. The confl
gration which yesterday- destroyed 70
per cent or the city of Hakodate, has
caused much suffering among tfiose who
reside in the burned district, AH the
Americans in Hakodate are safe, includ
ing the consul-general to Yokohama,
wlu is there on an official visit.
Consular Agent King immediately
made a requisition foi supplies, which
were promptly forwarded. It is under
stood that Mr. King is caring for all
foreigners who suffered by the flre.
LEAVE IT TO ROOSEVELT.
NEW YORK, August 28. The leaders
of the Telegraphers' strike will, accord
ing to announcement made today, ap
peal to Roosevelt to take some action
toward terminating the strike. The
situation is unchanged today.
DEATH RECALLS OLD MURDER.
Alexander Jester Accused of Killing John
Gates' Brothers, Dies in Oklahoma.
GUTHRIE, Okla., Aug. 28. Alexan
der Jester, defendant in one of the his
toric murder trials of the country, in
which he was acquitted of the murder of
a brother of John W. Gates, is dead at
bis home in Pottawatomie County.
Jester was a fugitive from justice for
more than thirty years, and was sur
rendered to the officers by hit sister in
a moment of pique over a petty quarrel.
The murder of William Gates took
place in Nevada, Mo. Gates waa travel
ing in a wagon over the old trail to
California for hit health.
Jester fell in with young Gates and
traveled with him for .several days.
About that time Gates disappeared, and
shortly afterward hit body was found
in the river. Suspicion was directed
toward Jester by the fact that he had
Gates' team and wagon, and was able
to give no satisfactory explanation of
how he got them. He was arrested and
imprisoned at Nevada, but escaped be
fore the time of his trial
Jester was arrested in 1807, when he
was nearly 80 years old, and his feeble
ness and snow-white hair and beard
naturally drew the sympathy of the
jurors on his side. His attorney also
made the plea that Jester was a poor
man who had lived an upright life with
his family for more than 30 years.
The jury was out only a few minutes.
OCEAN LINERS LOOTED. 1
ROME, August 28. A gang of men
and women have been arrested it
Naples, charged with the thefts aboard
transatlantic steamers, especially those
belonging to the Naples-New York line.
An enormous amount of stolen property,
such as clocks, china and wines, was
seized by the police, and it required
three carts to convey it to the police
station.- The prisoners had numerous
pawn tickets for jewelry in their pos
session. CZAS TO ATTEND INAUGURATION.
ST. PETERSBURG, August 28. The
Czar is expected to attend on Setpember
1 the inauguration of the church built
at the place where Alexander II was as
sassinated. This will be his first offic
ial visit to St. Petersburg since the open
ing of the first Douma.
TELLS LIFE'S STORY
Chester Runyan Attributes His
Downfall to Woman.
URGED HIM TO TAKE MONEY
He Began at First to Take Windsor
Trust Funds to Speculate With But
When he Lost Laura Carter Advised
Him to Take Some For Himself.
NEW YORK, August 28. Chester H.
Runyan, a former paying teller who
stole nearly a hundred thousand dollars
from the Windsor Trust Company, today
told the court the story of his down
fall, He attributed H chiefly to Laura
Carter, who is charged with having re
ceived some of the stolen money.
After he had taken some money for
the purpose of speculation and lost she
urged him to take more so to "Have
enough for yourself.''
Runyan said that he gave her $10,000
besides several smaller sums. Of the
amount stolen $25,000 is still missing.
NAVY IS ROTTEN.
Commission in France Gives the French
Sailors Bad Reputation.
PARIS, August 28. The full report of
the senatorial commission on the explo
sion of March 12 at Toulon which de
stroyed the battleship Iena has been
It charges the disaster directly trace
able to the irresponsibility and general
indifferenot tail lack of "harmony pre
vailing in the navy.
The report demands the inauguration
of several reforms and says the various
branches of the naval service are di
vided by jealousy. There is no superior
authority and each branch works only ia
part resulting in a state of anarchy. t