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PUILISHCS CULL ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT
COVCRSTHE MORNING FIELD ON THE LOWER COLUMBIA
NO. 213. VOLUME LXIII.
Bids Good-bye to Crowds Gather
ed on Dock and Expresses
NOTABLES ON MINNESOTA
On Board the Bit Liner li Llit of Gov
ernmtnt Offieialt ind Dittlngulthed
Persont Will Arrivi in MinilU on
SEATTLE. Spt 12.-A large and on
thu.laatlo crowd gathered at the Smith
Cove wharf UxUy to give Secretary of
War William II. Taft and hi, part; an
nthtilastlo good-bye. The mammoth
llltl liner Minnesota, upon which Secre
tary Taft and hla party are traveling,
drew away from the Smith Cove wharl
at noon, and when the cheera of the
crowd retched Sectary Taffa eara and
he witnessed the ovation he and hi
party wens receiving, ha mlUd and
rained hli hat Despite the threatening
weather, thr wai a large gathering out
t hid Taft bon voyage.
More boarding the vetl, Secretary
Taft expreed b)s appreciation for the
manner in which he waa entertained
durimr hi visit In the northwest, and
aid he waa highly lmpreed with the
North Pacino Const. He teturned to
Seattle at midnight last night from
Abrideen. Ho made a number of short
ddreve from the rear plutform of hie
special tralu en route to Aberdeen.
I)lemlrking at Yokohama, the Taft
p.rty will opend eight daya sightseeing
in Japan. which Include! visits to
Toklo, Kobe, Nag"aki, and perhaps one
or two other polntt. The party will
li-ave Nagasaki October 4, for Shanghai,
arriving there two daya later, and, after
a tay there of two day, will continue
on to Hongkong, At Hongkong the
r.arty will board the United Statet
Army transport McClellan October 11 for
Manila, arriving at the Philippine cap
ital, October 14.
The first clon of the Philippine At
aembly In scheduled to open on October
18, and Taft 1 to attend the first sea
slon. The Minnesota on this trip carries
H.ore distinguished persons than ever bo
fore in her history, In addition to the
Taft party are the following: Thomas J.
O'Brien, the newly Appointed Ambat-'
dor to Japan, and hli family j Colonel
O.eorgo R. Colton, who goe to Manila
to assume the pott of Collector or Cus
toms for the Philippine Wand; J. W.
M.-Vullv. nnurlv annolllted consul at
- - V , -,
Nanking! Peter A. Jay. secretary of the
American Embassy at Toklo; J. John
eon Creatham, paymaster In the United
Slates navyj Mm. Samuel L. Gracey,
wife of United Sttt consul at Shanghai
and Judge and Mr. Thomas Burke of
Seattle, and Mr. and Mm. M. F. Backus,
also of Seattle;' JBurke and Backui are
the Oriental commissioner! of the
STAMPS PAYS MORTGAGE. 1
PITTSBURG, Sept. 12.-Mr Samuel
Long, living near Washington, Pa.,
shipped five and one-half barrel of can
celled stamps yesterday to dealers in
Worohester, Mass,, for which she will
get $1200 end pay off a mortgage on her
When her husband died teven year
ego Mrs. Long did not 'have anything
Imt the farm, which was mortgaged for
jtlmost its full value. She was about
to give up discouraged, when the heard
ahe might make tome money collecting
postage stamps. Neighbors began to
nve stamps for her and interested their
friend. A regular "endless chain" was
established and stamps of all denomir
nations and descriptions poured in from
all over the world. She put them in
bureau drawers, then in a cupboard, and
lr Making Ai nt He it Thrown Against
Side of Building.
RICHMOND, Sept. J2.Aml.Ut a
starting throng which had gathered from
Richmond and m rounding town to wit-
m- the nt here this wei-k Monsieur
Ulliuichere, the aeronaut, in making an
iini'htloii yesterday afU-ruoon was
tthlpjH'd agiiiiiKt the side of Monterlcb
ard's hall and quite seriously injured.
A the huge ballon shot skyward I
cry of horror went up from the aembl.
ed throng when It was cn the aeronaut
aould probably hit the structure. Some
watching with open-eyed amazement
other closing their eyes, fearing a terri
ble spectacle, be struck the building with
terrific force and, rebounding, waa
whisked liit It a second time before
the building wat cleared. Hut with grit
and during intrepidity the aeronaut clung
to hi trapeze bar and finished an othe
wiae successful aswnsiou. The aeronaut
lit several hundred feet away, unable to
stand and suffering terrible aguny aa a
result of bit experience, Pbyelciens
found upon examination that no bonee
were broken, but that he waa simply
trnlMsI, The ascensions will be made the
balance of the week by another aeronaut
who is with the company furnishing the
BURTON ELECTED COMMANDER.
SARATOGA, N. Y Sept. 12Cherles
, Burton, of Nevada, Mo., waa this
afternoon elected Commander in Chief of
the Grand Army of the Republic.
SAX FRANCISCO. Sept. 12.-Con-
gn-snman Nicholas Lonx worth and Mrs.
fxmgworth arrived here today on the
steamer Sierra from Honolulu.
POLICE WITH UNION
Charges Brought Against Force
by Frisco Publication.
IS RECRUITED FROM UNION
Shot From Ambush and Then Arrested
Men They Shot at More Riots Occur
in Bay Citv and More Heads Are
Broken by Police Quelling Disturbance
SAN FRANCISCO. Sept. 12.-In a
iliHturlHince which almost reached the
proportions of a riot lot nlf,'ht squad
o' police routed a body of non-union
carmen who objected to the arrest of
one of their number for insulting two
women. Twenty heads were broken by
clubs In the hand of the police
The Chronicle charges that the police
and union carmen fought side by side in
Tucrtiluy night's riot against non-union
men. The Chronicle further charges that
three of the police who shot down the
live men were appointed to the police
force from the Teamsters' and Carmen'
Unions. The paper says the police shot
from ambush and Jtfter firing proceeded
to arrest men whom they themselves
MEXICO CITY, Sept. 12.-Florence
Morales and Bernardo Mora, who on
June 8 were convicted and sentenced to
death for the assassination Of former
President Barillas, of Guatemala, on
April 7, were executed at the Bolim
prfson today This ends an interna
tional episode which at one time threat
ened war between Mexico and Guate
mala'. NOT IN POLITICS.
HAVANA, Sept. 12. Ex-President of
Cuba Palma, who is living on his estate
at Byamo, states that he is keeping
aloof from politics and Is devoting all
his time to Agricultural interests. , He
alto declared that he was equally apart
from all parties, and this statement is
regarded her as of oma Importance, as
ASTORIA, OREGON, FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 13. 1907.
Claimed He Used Force in Secur
ing Indictments Against
GRAND JURY TO MEET SEPT. 18
Three Members of the Jury Produce
A david That District Attorney Left
Indictments in Blank and Would Not
Leave Room Before They Were Signed
BOISE, Sept. 12,-Cbarge against As
sistant Attorney Ruick that b used
force and coercion in securing the
indictments of Senator Borah and hit
fellow defendants have been made and
are supported by affidavit of three of
the grand jurymen.
They et forth that Ruick argued the
case before the jury and presented the
indictment in blank which he insisted
the jurors should ilgn before he would
leave the room.
Similar affidavit are to be presented
b; others, members of the recent grand
Jury acocrding to attorneys In the ease.
Following the filing of affidavit in
the Federal court yesterday by three
member of the grand jury who Indicted
liorah and others, charging Intimidation
against District Attomev Ruick, an or
der was issued todsy for a grand jury
meet September 18.
LUSITANIA DUE TODAY.
Big Liner Lost a Little Time In Fog But
Due at 5 O'clock New York Time.
NEW YORK. Sept 12, Wirelest dis
patches from the Lusitania show that
the ship is running smoothly and that
her machinery, has been shaken down to
that her run from Sable Island to this
port can be made et her highest speed.
Officials of the Cunard line planned to
bsve the Lusitania at the end of the
ocean-racing lane at 5 o'clock tomor
row morning, and, despite the fog, they
believe she will be found at the light
ship near that time.
WEALTHY JAPANESE KILLED.
SEATTLE, Sept. 12,-Matajiro Tsu
kuno, president of the Oriental-American
Bonk and president of the Oriental Trad
ing Company ,one of the best known and
wealthiest Japanese in Seattle, was in
stantly killed today, being struck by a
Great Northern switching engine in front
or tho Great Northern dock at Smith's
THE HELPING HAND. K-'
MAY SAVE EYES.
William Nlckles is Badly Burnt About
Face with Hot Mortar.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 12.-A buck
et of hot ealding mortar eecidently
dropped by a hod carrier, fell on the
face of William Nlckles, 1KXI Potero
avenue today while he was at work on
the Santa. Marion building at California
a ml Drumm street. Hi face was badly
Maided but physicians hope to save bis
Nlckles, who is an elevator contractor,
was working on the shaft and chanced
to put his head in the opening at the
name time aa a hod carrier spilled
bucket of mortar down the nhaft from
the floor above him.
He received the entire contents in the
tare and would have fallen to the floor,
below had he not been saved by a com
ponton. A bystander removed tlie mor
ter from hi face and he was taken to
Die Harbor Kniergency HopitaI.
RATS ARE TEN CENTS.
SAX FRANCISCO, Sept 12.
The board of health today dit-
cussed methods of eradication of
bubonlo plague and offered a
bounty of 10 cent for every rat
4 caught in the city and county of
San Francisco. It directed that 4
no quarantine be etablihed upon
any building or dwelling from
which, plague patient had been
removed except for a brief period
of fumigation. The object of the
order i to prevent foolish scares
and remove temptation of in- 4
4 mates to scatter to avoid close 4
4 detention. 4
RUEF "AT HOME" NO MORE.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 12. The
prosecution officials. District Attorney
Ungdon and Franci J. Heney, have put
down the lid on the prison in which Abe
Kcuf is confined, and all visitors except
those having business with the fight
against the grafter are barred at the
entrance. One of the attorneys who rep
resented Ruef in the early part of his
trial called at the house yesterday and
as denied admittance. It is said that
the District Attorney and his assistants
t'rar that an attemp may be made to
"reach" Ruef before he ha had a chance
to testify against Calhoun and Ford,
whose cases are not on the graft calen
dar. His testimony is so important to
the conviction of the bribe-givers that
no chnnces wall be taken.
FORD'S TRIAL BEGINS.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 12.-The trial
of Tirey Ford, chief counsel of the Unit
ei Railways Company, indicted for al
Uged bribery of supervisors in connec
tion with franchises, was commenced
trday. The work of selecting a jury is
IN SHUEWD WAY
Handles the Demands of Japan
With Diplomacy That is
REPRISALS ARE THREATENED
Japan Has Long Wished to Get Rich
Mining and Forest District in Man
churia But China Has Successfully Met
Every Move Large Army Guarding.
MUKDEN, Sept. 12. For two month
the persistent demand of Japanese for
concession! of forests, mine, land, salt
houses, and other things desired have
Ixen stubbornly refused by the Chinese
Viceroy and governor. Reprisal are
The Chinese conducted the difficult ne
gotiations with great ability, indicating
a restoration of self-confidence and in
telligent perception of political condition
and national right being recognized and
defended without fear.
An army of 40,000 is guarding the
future peace of Manchuria.
FIND SUNKEN WRECK.
DUNKIRK, N. Y, Sept. 12.-3us
Ormsby, a fisherman, while lifting his
nets ofl Vanzurea point, in Lake Erie,
discovered the wreck of the propeller
Dean, Richmond, which was loet in a
storm with all on board during a gale
in October, 1903. The Dean Richmond
has a cargo of lead and copper ore,
valued at $200,000, and vain attempts
have been made by the underwriters
and private enterprises to locate the
bones of the treasure ship.
WINE MAKERS AROUSED.
LOS ANGELES, Sept 12. Wine
makers of Southern California are
greatly excited over the information
received Saturday that Commissioner
Yerkes, of the Internal Revenue Depart
ment had renewed his former ruling
which-previously had been rescinded, to
the effect that no distilling could be
done on premises where fermenting was
carried on for wine-making. Most of
the wine-mawers of the section make
sweet wines, requiring brandy for forti
ficatioQ To provide the necessary bran
dy they have their own stills. Under
this ruling it would be necessary to
segregate the stills and the fermenting
plants, which, the wine-makers say,
none but the wealthiest corporations
could accomplish. They say also that it
would be physically impossible now, as
the wine-making season has just be
DRIVEN INTO HILLS.
PARIS, Sept. 12.-The war
minister received the following 4
from General Drude, command-
' ing the French troops at Casa-
. "I am pleased to notify you 4
that thanks to a land fog we
were able to surprise the Moroc- 4
4 can camp at Taddert which was
burned. The Moors were diapers-
ed and fled to the hills, followed 4
by the shells of our artillery and
effective projectiles from the
Gloire. On our side one man was 4
killed and adx injured."
MRS. TAFT BETTER.
WORCESTER, Mass.. Sept 12. Mrs.
Louisa Taft, mother of the Secretary of
war, was 80 years old yesterday and
vfor the first time since she became ill on
July 25, she sat up and received callers.'
Her physician asserts that she will soon
NEW! YORK, Sept. 12. Lead, weak,
$4.65(4.75 Lake Copper, weak, $16
Siftirt , ' ; '
PRICE FIVE CENTS
FIGHTING FOR CONTROL.
Tammany is Struggling for Control of
t , .
NEW YORK, Sept. 12.-The Tammany '
biaves entered today upon the final week
of the bitterest campaign that hat been ,
waged in twenty year for control of
the Democratic organization of New
York county. Tuesday the primaries
a ill be heid, and it will then be deter
mined whether Charles F. Murphy is to
be left in passession of the Tammany
leadership or whether the faction oppos
ing him will have gathered sufficient
strength to wage a successful campaign
for his dethronement "
That the Tammany chief it alarmed
at the display of power made by his
foes is made apparent, by the remark
able activity in the Fourteenth-street
Wigwam, and from the old-fashioned "
zeal with which the contests against
the reform element hare been conduct
ed. Murphy realizes that he it fighting
for his life, and he has urged his lieu
tenants to leave no atone unturned or
weapon undrawn to bring about victory.
On the other hand, the anti-Murphy
contingent, which is headed by Mayor
McClellan, has been making one of the
most dignified yet effective campaigns
ever waged in a primary contest,-and
the inroads they have made upon Mur
phy's stronghold have created a panic in
some Tammany headquarters. .
EARLE TARGET AGAIN. '
XEW YORK. Sept 12.-Ferdinand '
Pinney JEarle of "anity" fame, has re
turned to New York. He had a brief en
counter with the villagers of Monroe,
where his home is .located, when about
to board a train for this city last even
ing, beveral missiles were thrown at
him, but the artist escaped injury.
STRAUS PLEASES ALL
In Visit to the Pacific Slope and
MAKES SEVERAL SPEECHES
In Hit Address at Honolulu the Secre
tary Said he Would Endeavor to Have
Shipping Laws Altered so ThereWouId
Be Better Mainland Communication.
WASHINGTON, Sept. 12. The visit
of Secretary Straus to the Pacific Coast
including the Hawaiian Islands, has been
a most enjoyable one, and is likely to
bad to practical results. A firm believer
in the idea that the vast interests en
trusted to his safe-keeping could not be
entirely administered from his desk in
Washington, the Secretary determined
to make a. personal inspection of the
workings of the Department away from '
the Capital, and to become personally
acquainted with tlhe various officials .
having supervision. He accordingly
planned a trip along the Canadian bor
der to Vancouver, and thence south
through Seattle and Portland to San
Francisco, with Honolulu as the ulti
mate destination. He returned to Wash-
ngton today and talked freely about
his experiences, especially those in the
Hawaiian Islands. . When he arrived -at
Honolulu the Islanders were out in
force to greet him and hit party. They
were taken to the hotel in automobiles
the route being lined on both tides by
the people, who were enthusiastic in
their demonstrations. The presence of
Representative and Mrs. Nicholas Long-
worth added to the warmth of the de
monstration. At the hotel delegations
from the Board of Trade, Merchants'
Exchange, Chinese, Japanese and other,
societies greeted the - Secretary, ex
tended invitations to dinner and made ,
requests for speeches.
Secretary Straus made several no
table addresses while at Honolulu ons
at a banquet given in his honor by Mr,
Hatch, and at a dinner given by the
Honolulu Chamber of Commerce, the pol
icy of the Government in relation to the