'S " i .- ' .s. .COVERS THC MORNING FIELD ON THE LOWER COLUMBIA PUILItHC FULL AMOCIATCO frUSi REPr NO. 211. VOLUME LXIII. . ASTORIA, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 1907. PRICE FIVE CENTS JIIj AS THE END DRAWS NEAR TV J,. ,1. Secretary Taft Is Lavishly Entertained. T WILL VISIT ABERDEEN Entertained by Col. Woodburn and Inspects Troops at Fort Uwton. :no TALKS ON HOQUIAM TRIP Secretary Will bt Content to Show Hi Big Form to Citlaena From Rear End of Sptcial Train Secretary and Party Sail (or Orient on Thursday. SEATTLE, Sept. Hi-Secretary of 'War Taft thti morning vlltd Fort Law-ton, At th fjeewtary entered tha pott li ti) greeted by a aa)ut of 18 gun. After a brief review of tha troops tha Third Iufantry followed. Tin Secretary, It I believed, will recommend tha dicing of tha govern ment road between tha pot reservation and Inter Day, a dUtanc of a mil and -a half to the city to Seattle. Ilia mat ter wa brought to tha SwetAry'e at tent urn by Colonel Woodbury, command I ant of the wt attar the bulky form of tUa Oliioan had been jolted on the plunk toad leading to the fort, At tha conclusion of the inspection m reception to Mr. and Mrs. Taft was .given at tha residence of Colonel Wood, bury. After the reception the Secretary and hi party were Utkeo in automobiles to the golf club whet luncheon wa served. At 7 o'clock tomorrow morning, the Secretary accompanied by ex-Governor Mutlraw, senator Pile, Representative Cuthman, and ex-Soaator Wilton, will leave on a special train for Alierdccn nd Hoqtiiiun. No speeches are acheduled en route but the Secretary may ay a few words from the rear platform of hit ear if the creation demand. At 2 o'clock the train will ivach Aberdeen where the citizens .and the young men's Republican Club in i particular will tender JVi ft a dinner and V 'in. . i :i, t ii. j HQ VIH'11 Will IPttVW .' IJf I deea for Seattle reaching here at mid night, ., Tha next morning, Thnradav, Secre tary Taft will embark on the Hill liner ,Minneota, which anil at noon for the Orient. TWO-CENT FARE LAW INVALID. PHILADELPHIA, l'a.. Sept. 10.- Judge Wilton and Auilcnreld, coininon .plea court, today declared unconstitu tional the two-cent railroad fra law ,pased by the loat Legislature. The case upon which the decision waa made, will Ik, at oiien taken to the at ate aupreme court. The 2-ccnt law wwa enacted by the Legislature at a result of agitation 'during the lat political campaign, all parties pledging themselves In favor of uch legislation. The railroads, led by the Pennsylvania ami Reading, made a strong fight against the enactments, but both branches of the Legislature pasted ithe bill with practical lv unanimous vote. The act was to go Into effect October 1. MAIL CLERK FATALLY INJURED. SALT LAKE, Utah, Sept, 10. Laland Graham ,a mall clerk of Salt Lake City, wag probably fatally ' hurt and three other painfully Injured today In a head on collision between the Portland ex ;preB, on the Oregon Short Line, and a freight train of the same road, near Salt Xako City. Abraham Hatch, the veteran engineer, wis internally injured, but will probably recover. Alabella D. Jar lln, of Philadelphia, waa bruised and ishaken up, and was brought back to the city and token to a hotel, Misun derstanding of orders by the freight crew is given as the cause of the accident. FIREMEN ACCUSED. , .. . in,?' Inquiry Opens to Sift Charts that Meil Handled Fire Inefficiently. PITTMR'UUH, PaT Sept. 10.-Th hearing for th city flremeu ancuxed of InnllUnVnt work in lighting the recent big lire In the East End was opened on Tuet day, lit the Public Safety Building. Mayc-a Ctargi V", Uulblic was prent. Chief Engineer Mile Humphries, of the fire bureau, prill, and had Mnt uit letter calling on 20 peiaoiia, not connected with the Are bureau; to testify. Chief Humphries called for C. W. Run- nelte, of the East Knd Mantle & Tile Co. Mr, Jtunuetle enumerated hit com plaint, He said the fire broke out in tha rear of the tile company's plant about 34 fet away, on an alley. He aid tha firemen did not respond for tome time after he had turned Iri two alarms by telephone. He alto said that no hone una laid in the alley, and not a drop of water wa thrown on yhl com pany a irama addition, wmcn wo ue ttroyrd by the flame. After the Are attacked the company's building ha said, ha hetought the firemen to run ome ho into -the building, but they did not do It. Hi own men fought the flames a well a they oould, with lire txtingu libera. WILL BUILD FASTER BOAT. North German Lloyd Will Kakt Boat to Beat Luiitania. ( aaaaaaiaat. NEW YORK, Sept, 10.-A new turn Iwt been given to tlie steamtblp rivalry and a rate war on the Atlantic by a ttatement of a North German Lloyd official that in the event tha Cunard liner Lutitania breaks the Atlantic rec ord of the North German Lloyd, tha lat ter will begin building a liner with a minimum speed of 29 knot. This is equivalent to a speed of 42 land miles per hour. MUST QUIT SERVICE. ANNAPOLIS. Sept. 10-Super- intendeni Badger, of the Naval Academy, today nolilied Clarence . C. Rlner, of Cheyenne, Wyo and Otcar G. SUlb, of Jasper, Ind that their retaliation are desir ed by the Navy Department. They are two fourth class men charged with continue "French" lug" from academy llmlta at night. '' ill' Princess Louise of Austria is Rising in Her Selection. FORMER TRIAL WAS A TUTOR Signor Tniell, a Musician, is the Latest Party to Royalty Scandal of Europe Divorced Wife of King of Saxony Has Led a Varied Existence. NEW YORK, Sept. 10,-Advices from lxiiulon state that the Countess of Montignoto, the divorced wife of the King of Saxony, is to be married here today to Signor Tocell, an Italian sing er. The countess, who was formerly Princes Louise Antoinette of Tuscany, arch-duchess of Austria, was married In 1801 to Crown Prince Frledrioh August of Saxony. She had lx children. Hot elopement In December, 1002, with Anton Giron, a Belgian, tutor of her children, caused a world wide scandal. The conplo wandered about Europe for a year when Giron deserted the Princess, leaving her a note saying he did so as not to be an obstacle to a reunion of the princess and her children. Giron hag since married a Belgian girl. Juat previous to thi Emperor Frana Joseph, of Austria, issued an order de priving her of all her Austrian titles and privileges and about the same time the Crown Prince secured a divorce, Later aha was permitted to assume the title of Countess of Montignoeo. After tha death of King George of Saxony, late Jn- 1904, Frederick August became king and he then issued a. pro clamation that he would have no fur ther relations with Louise, shutting off all hope that they may be reconciled. IS EXCITED Japanese Representative Calls for Militia. .... - i . ;'V BURN JAPANESE HOMES Cotton Saturated With Oil Is Found Under Mission Building. WILL RESUME WORK TODAY Japanese Government Boa Not Notified England of Vancouver Epiaode Will be Settled Amicably by Canadian Gov ernment ii Tone of Forciga Office. VANCOUVER, Sept lO.-Tbe only development thi morning In the local antl-Japane agitation was tha action of K. Morikawa, the Japanese consul her, In great excitement Morikawa went to Mayor Bethune thie morning and de manded that he have the militia called out to protect hi countrymen. Mori kawa atated an attempt wa made to burn every Japanese house in Vancouver and that cotton eaturated with oil had been found under the door of the Jap anese Methodist Mission. The Mayor tried to reassure tha consul, assuring hint tlwt the authorities had the situa tion well in hand, and finally to appease the consul, the Mayor agreed to tele graph to Colonel Holmes, commanding the militia in this district .asking that the militia be ordered to hold themselves h readiness. The body of a Chinese, was found hanging to a tree in a suburban garden today. It ia reported this Chinese was hanged by hia countrymen foe refusing to quit work. The polios pronounot It a case of suicide. Everything waa quiet this morning ir Vancouver, in ami about the Orjental quarters and there haa been no further attempt to renew rioting. None of the Jepanese have yet returned to work in the lumber mills which are still closed though they expect to resume work to morrow. The strike of the Chinese cook bids fair to last longer and the restaurants are closed. Hotels, clubs, and private families are making shift without cooks and Vancouver people are receiving an WILL HE EVER GET CONSUL , Bonaparte has made the announcement that imprisonment is .the proper punishment for certain Trust officials. News Item. object lesoon In their dependenc on Chinese domintic. OTTAJVA. Sept. 10 Japanese Consul Vo- today received the following tele gram from Consul Morikawa at Van couver! , "AUiit 10:30 lfl-t night (Monday) rioter set the Japanese primary school on fire, but the building waa saved from destruction by Japanese. I at once in tervened the Mayor at the police atation and made demands on him to call out the militia whenever necessary." Con-ul General Nosse presented the telegram' to Sir Wilfred Lauricr: "All tint I am doing," aij 'xmt, "ii to prent to the Premier the informa tion of the disturbance as it reaches m, The jt I leave to the good aente of the llrltUh and Canadian govern' menu, who have always treated na fair ly, tod I am estiifled they will do so In the future and that our people will bare the protection pf Canadian law." LONDOX, Mept. 10,-NeUliW the cO' lonial office tw the foreign office have received official information regarding the anli-Atiatie rtott at Vancouver. Two long dispatches have bee received at the Japanese embassy from Canada, but these have not been communicated to the British government. The colonial office directors say they do not expect any communication from Ottawa on the subject and while the event ia greatly regretted, the imperial authorities are ure the matter can be amicably settled between Japanese officials and the Can adian government. WOMAN FOUND DEAD. CHICAGO, Sept. 10. The dead body of Mi Maud Wetterfleld, 20 years old, wa found today in bed at ber home at 151 Indiana street, with a bullet wound over the left tnple. The police are searching for Edward Hiidegrand, who had been boarding at the house. . TAYLOR COMES BACK. LEXINGTON, Sept 10. Circuit 4 Judge Stout today suspended 4 warrants issued for W. S. .Taylor, the former Governor of Ken- tucky, charged with complicity in the murder of William Goebel 4 and who ia in Indiana. Thi ac- tion ia for the purpose of allow- ing Taylor to return to Kentucky and testifv in behalf of Caleb Powers who will soon be tried for the fourth timo for the Goebel murder. The proecution desire to get Taylor to make a state- a) 4 went in court even though be 4 comes as a defense witness. DEATHS FROM PLAGUE. SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. IO.-TwO more deaths from bubonic plague occur red today, and three additional cases wer verified. Following are the totals of ttko disease to date: Number Of cases, 21. . Number of deaths, lo! These are exclusive of the cases in lJerkeley, which proved" fatal. Attention is called to the fact that thus far the death percentage Is very low loss than one-half. The standard death mte for plague is about 80 per cent INTO THIS PARLOR t CLAUS SPRECKLES EXAMINED. But Aged Capitalist Plead railing Memory in Big Sugar Trust Deal. SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 10,-Claus Spreckle, the aged San Francisco sugar king, waa examined today before a no tary public by Attorney Richardson in behalf of the Pennsylvania- Sugar Re fining Company in Ra $30,000,000 dam age suit against the American Sugar UtflBUiJJ CODJMfijr, gpreckels, who i Hearing bia 80tb year, frequently plead ed a failing memory when questioned of detail and, frequently grew irritably when pressed for aniweri. "Why do you bother met I have al ready told you I can't remember," was the remonstrance he voiced : several times. Spreckel said It wm 18 yearf ago tnat be sold the Philadelphia Be ll nery to the trust. He eoujd not re' member with whom be negotiated the sale, but knew it waa not Havemeyer, SearTft or Parsons. Spreckela said he never agreed not to build another re finery in the east. "I would never sell myself in that manner," wa hi statement.- . CLAIM CONFISCATION. f Attorney for Railroads in a -Cent Fare Fight Makes Amendment ST. PAUL, Sept. 10. In a bearing before Judge Lochren in tie United States District Court today E. S. Rob ert, attorney for the Northern Pacific, aked for leave to file an amended peti tion in tbe fight of the railroads against the 2 -cent fare and reduced freight rate enacted by the Minnesota legislature. He bad admitted that the atate bad jjght to regulate, interstate transporta ion but argued that in tbe matter in volving transportation beyond confines of a atate, the state bad no authority. Judge Lochren heard Robert tnrougb and then informed him he had no case. The blow to tbe attorneys for the rail- roads resulted in a conference and change of tactics and tbe request to file an amended petition which was granted. Tbe amended petition alleges confisca tion. This had been pleaded in regard to passenger rates but now the same allegation is made in regard to commo dity rates. NEGRO RESIGNS. ATLANTA. Sept 10. W. H. Rogers, the only colored member in the Georgia legislature, today resigned his seat He gave no reason but it is believed the passage of a negro diaenfranohisement bill influenced him. Spout From Volcano in Aleutian Islands. THE VILLAGES ARE COVERED Ashes Fall Over Score of Native Vil lages and Cutter Rush Which Sends Information Eruption Occurred Near New Volcano Perry. SEATTLE,' Sept. 10. Advices received here from au officer of the revenue cut ter Rush lying at Dutch Harbor dated September 3rd says on September , lat and 2nd. a volcano in the Aleution Isl ands broke forth, sending tons of ashes and cinders over a score or more of na tive villages, frightening the native Alaskans as well as the whites out their wits and covering the decks of the cut ter Rush with debris from the volcano. A hurricane accompanied the phenome non and wild fowl of all kinds were driven far out to sea. No lives are re ported lost. The eruption 'occurred in the vicinity of the volcanio island Perry, which sprang out of the sea shortly after the San Francisco disaster. ONE DEAD IN AUTO SMASH. One More Victim of the Murderous ' Mobile. PITTSBURG. Pa,. Stmt 10-One wom an was killed and four other naraona seriously Injured in Allegheny today, when ia large automobile bearing' the party struck a curbstone and threw the occupants against several telegraph poles, . . , MUST NOW EXCLUDE l.:L..s Japan Forced to Sign - Agreement. NEGOTIATIONS PENDING Recent Riots in Vancouver Will Bring Her to Coolie Exclu sion Treaty; MUST TREAT NATIONS ALIKE Cannot Play Fast and Loose With the United States and Great Britain The Latter is Host Boasted Ally in Eastern Situation. J WASHINGTON, Sept W.-That a stringent exclusion treaty between Amer- oa and Japan is assursblr nearer realiza tion than the most optimistic adminis tration official could have believed 43 hours ago, ia the judgment of members of the diplomatic corps. This long sought object is expected to be attained perhaps aa an indirect result of mobbing of the Japanese at Vancouver. The officials deplore what they view as .an unfortunate and unwarranted in fraction of the treaty rights of Japanese, but they do not fail to perceive at once an important bearing that this incident will probably have upon negotiations between the state department and Jap anese ambassador, looking to the draft ing of a treaty allowing subjects to be dealt with in the present loose fashion by what amounts to semi-official under takings on the part of the Japanese government to withhold' passports to coolies coming directly to United States. Belief that the treaty is now within sight is based on the connection that tbe Japanese govern f will not be brought face to u vith the fact that U cannot discrinr . between Great Britain and the v . i States in the matter of demands for fuir treatment for its subjects and must by this time be convinced that tha problem presen ed is a really radical one and the oiify' solution will lie in the formal recogni tion by the Japanese of the right to restrict coolie immigration not only in America, but in British Columbia, Aus tralia and other British colonies. To take any other View, it is pointed out . here, would mean a breach of al liance with England, of which the Jap anese have been so proud, and which they regard as go necessary to the de velopment of their ambitious schemes for the exploitation of the east. For though the British government may and doubtless will apologize for the Vancouver affair and even pay in demnity the repetition of the incident is believed almost certain unless the Brit ish government yields to the demands of' British Columbia in the matter of re striction of Japanese immigration. As a matter of fact, negotiations are already on foot between the British and Japan ese governments to regulate the influx of coolie labor into British Columbia, The Vancouver incident, it is believed here,, will hasten negotiations to conclu sions and if Japan enters into a treaty of relations of that kind with Great Britain, she cannot refuse to do so with America, go that there is after all, pros pects of Secretary Root and Ambassador Aoki soon again being in conference on this subject. TEDDY BEARS BY THOUSANDS. BOSTON. SeDt. 10 Te.ldw h the thousand, 'w little fellows, larger ones and fuzzy monsters as big as a man, are the cargo of tb.9 steamship Macedonia, in today from Antwerp. Captain Porath said: "Over In Germany the children don't take well to Teddy. Our girls love to make dresses for their dollies. It . teaches them to sew and be mother, 'you Americans are strenuous people, you know."