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NO. 223.. VOLUME LX!!I.
ASTORIA, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25, 1907
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Hears That Oil Concern Is Not
Only Company Receiving
WANTS JUSTICE.FOR ALL FIRMS
Mo Who Ordered Ftmoul riot Bt
lltvtt ha May Havt Beo Needlessly
Harth If it li Provra That Many
Other CoDctrai Ait Guilty.
CHICAGO. Sept. 24.-U wm Heckled
today by Judga Ltndlt la tht UnltaJ
Matt district court that tht Chicago A
Alton (bull not lit further prosecuted
lor ttt connection with tbo granting of
rebates to tho Standard Oil Company
on oil thlpmenlt bttweeo Whiting, lud
tad East St. Louis, Illi.
It was claimed by Diitrict Attorney
Sims that hit predecor In ofllct had
promised the 'Alton Immunity for eo
operating with District Attorney Sim,
who therefore aaked that the inveatlga
tlon by tht gram! jury of the Alton
road bt discontinued and that the Jury
Laudia directed tht jury to dlscon
tlnua He Investigation of the Alton but
declined to dlacbargt that body.
Judge fondle then directed the jury'a
attention to the following statement of
l"reldent AlotlUt, published in a clrcu
lar, to the employe! and ttockholdert,
recently United by the Standard Oil
"Thousand of ton of freight have
been (hipped from these point during
the last 13 yeart under the mm clr
eiimslanres the Standard shipment!
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case to Is practically every other lilp
per in this great uiauufacturing terri
"Is there a purpose in selecting the
Standard as a victim t" said Judge
Landlt, "I hope I need not say to you
that it is my highest ambition to to
administer affair in this court that no
one can truthfully allege such things as
this. Therefore, I direct that a subpena
lit lsued for Mr. Moflltt directing blm
to attend your tession. I charge you to
js'ive diligent attention to his testl
Nebraska Republicans Are For Him
LINCOLN, Sept. 24. Tht conventions
of the Republican, Democrats, Topu
lists, Prohibitionists and Soon list parties
met at the State House today to- per
feet tholr organizations and adjourned
ftfjiM' appointing committees on rcsoltt
tions, Governor Sheldon was made
chairman of the Republican convention
and P.' K. McKillip of the Democratic
In the report of the Republican com
mittoo on resolutions, Taft was endoraed
In strong language, for the nomination
for president In 1008.
MISS WRECK BY FEW FEET.
Empire Express Passing Beyond Utic
Narrowly Escapes Disaster.
UTIOA, N. Y., Sept. 24,-Just as the
Empire Express, west-bound, on the New
York Central, was passing through the
village of Oriskany, eight miles west of
here, this afternoon, a freight wreck oe
curved mid one of the cars was swung
over the trackt on which the express
The last car of the Empire Express
missed the wreckage by about 10 feet.
READY FOR TRIP. ,
UTICA, N. Y., Sept. 24.-43ocretaryi of
(Sljiite Ellhu Root and family left Clinton
today for Washington, from whioh place
Mr. Root will leave September 25 for
Ids trip to Mexico.
GERMANY AWAITS REYNOLDS.
No Notict Glve of Early Visit of Export
BlfltUN, Sept, 24,rhira appears to
bt uncertainty In olllulal circles bent re
garding tht real object ami scope of the
so-called export commission from the
United States, which Is expected to ar
rive hcrt at tht dost o ft he month. It
l remarked that tht American govern
ment officially notified Germany of the
advent and purpoot of tht North tariff
commission, but so far It hat omitted to
do this in the oast of tht Reynolds com
The statement that tht latter cotnmls
ion Is cominir to see bow tht recently
entered Into provisional agreement Is
conaidered to lit too vagut to bt satis
factory, especially as tht provisional
agreement has been only alxmt three
months In operation.
Louisiana Official's Defalcation li Sixty
HATOX ROUGE, La., Sept. 24,-Oscar
Kondert, formerly cash lar of tht Firtt
National Bank here, U mlating, and the
federal authorities are searching for him
with a warrant, charging him with de
falt-atlon to the amount of 60,000. It Is
alleged the shortage waa discovered a
month ago, but that Kondert and his
friemla made good tbt greater part of
GETS BIG CANAL CONTRACT.
PimWKtl, Sept. 24.-1). L, Gillea-
ple A Co., contractors of this city, have
received the contract to supply 10,000,000
feet of dimension lumber for the Pana
ma Canal. The price la $223,775. The
lumber will be yellow pine and fir. Thtt
pine will be shipped from the Atlantic
oodt and the Or from the Paciilo Coast
Attorney General to Force Com
modity Law. ,
MAY BE SUED FOR CONTEMPT
Fight Over State Law May go to the
Supreme Court and Settle Right of
States o Regulate Railroad Rate Laws
ST. PAUL, Sept. 24,-r Attorney-Gen
eral Young today obtained from the
county court a wjit of mandamus di
rected agnitiKt the Northern Pacific roll,
road to compel it to comply with the
commodity rate law, tho operation of
which was enjoined by Judge Lochren In
the United States court.
The railroad official will probably ask
Judge Lochren for an ordor citing At
torney-General Young for contempt.
If the attorney-general la declared in
contempt a writ of abeaa corpus will be
lued and the matter taken to the
United Statoe supreme court for a final
declnlon at to the state's right to regit
lute rates. i
BOYS ADMIT FIRING CONVENT.
Lives of 6oo Children Menaced at Spark
hill Boys Were Tired of Routine.
NYA0K, N. Y., Sept. 24.-Six young
boys at the Convent ojf St. Agnes,
Sparkhill, were arrested at that institu
tion today, charged with seting fire to
the convont early las Saturday morning
when the building was barely saved from
burning down yith 600 children sleeping
therein. The boys made a confession,
saying they were tired of the play and
wanted to burn It down.
District Attorney Gngan held an ex
jimlnatlon this afternoon before Judge
Levinwn, when the boys coolly told of
the ciroumstances of the fire and appear
ed to regret that their plans had not
succeeded, The boys' ages range from
11 to 14 years. The boy were tent to
the Cathollo protectory at West nFrms
to aVult tho action oi the grand jury. ,
Senator Borah's Prosecutor De
clares Steunenburg a Leader
in Land Frauds.
TRIED TO INTEREST GOODING
Repreaentatlvs Burcn, For United States
Attorney-General, Will Prosecute
Borah Until bt Is Proven Guilty or
Innocent la Afttr Justice.
BOISE, Sept. 24. The government to
day revealed it's hand in the case of the
United States vs. Senator Borah, charg
ed wlta timber fraud. The Jury waa
completed at the morning session and
during the afternoon Judge M. CrBurch,
of Detroit,, special assUtnnt to the attorney-general,
made the opening state
ment for the prosecution.
1M)1SK, Sept. 24 The opeulng address
of the prosecution In the Borah case was
made this afternoon by Mr. Burch, of
Detroit, special representative of the at
torney-general of the United States. He
dwelt at length on the detail of the
charge aet forth in the indictment that
of conspiracy to defraud the government
out of timber lands by inducing persons
to make falmt entries and asserted that
the prosecution was without malice,
but Would lie carried on without fear or
favor to the end o that no guilty man
should escape. .
Burch declared that former Governor
Stcuncnberg was one of the leading
members of the conspiracy and had open
ly stated that he was interested in ob
taining the timber lands by causing oth
ers to enter claims for his benefit.
"He Induced others to go in with him."
Burch, "one of those approached
preent governor of Idaho,)
Frank R." Gooding. There could be no
reflection on Gooding, because he hadj
tnrnct his hack on the Scheme and de-1
clined to go Into It.
BACK TO OLD STATE.
Governor Folk and Thouaand of Former
NASHVILLE, Sept. 24. Tennessee
home comers thronged the state fair;
grounds this afternoon to hear Governor j
Folk, of Missouri, himself a native of
Tennmse. His address was delivered be-
f., a ,,.-.! nf nn mm nemile niiit nrous.
ed much enthusiasm, Governor Patter-
son. of Tennessee, delivered the welcoin-,
inir address, and Governor Folk re
John Di Has Welsh
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C0ATKANGER RATE PROTESTED.
Middlt West Railroads Charted With
Making Unjust Charges.
WASHINGTON', Sept. 24. -Alleged
unjust and unreasonable rates on ship
ments of wire coat-hsngers between
pointa in the middle west forma the
basis of a complaint filed with the In
terstate Commerce ComMon today. The
complainant is th Forest City freight
bureau, wliii-b names at defendants 50
railroads operating In the west. It ap
pear that a coat-iianvinff concern it a
memlr of the Forest City freight bu
reau. Objection was made by It ar the
rate exacted by the railroads for trans
porting less than carload lots of coat-
bangers, and hence the complaint. The
petition filed In this' connection is a
very bulky document and a lively fight
airninst the offending railroadt is
DIES OF WOUND.
EUGENE. Or., Sept 24.-W. G. (Bert)
Xunn, Who was shot by Charles Crowley
in a pistol duel at Marcola Satuday
afternoon, in which Crowley met bis
death, died at, tlie Eugene hospital at
liU thi afternoon. Tht wound waa a
very bad one and the physicians from
the first cave no hone of recovery. The
bullet entered his right side, passed di
rectly beneath the livef, and came out
on the left aide, fut under tht etomach,
barely niUniru; both these organs. The
intcstintes were not penetrated.
N unn's family was at hi bedside at
time of hit death. While it was
considered that death was inevitable tt
came sooner than the physicians thought.
The matter of an inquest over the re
mains wai discussed today by Deputy
District Attorney Skipworth and Coro
ner Gordon, but up to late this after
noon there had been no decision on the
No funeral arrangements have
BLAME FOR WRECK NOT FIXED.
CONCORD, N H, Sept. 24. -A state
ment given out here at 3 p. m. today by
the Iloton A Maine Railroad officials is
to the effect that it is at present impos
sible to fix the responsibility for the
wreck at West Canaan lust Sunday
The train dispatcher at Concord seems
to lwve sent the order properly, but the
operator at Cannon received a different
!oriUr ,rom tmu nl- mvesuganon nio
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CHIN00KS SCARCE AT BAND0N. '
COQUILLE. Or., Sept. 24.-The Tim
mons Cannery at Bandon began to re
wive fish last week. The Prosper Can
ning Company also commenced work. It
reports' catch of 500 in one'seine and
considers ,it good for the early season.
Chinook salmon, are reported very
JUNCTION CITY, OU., Sept. 24.
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111 w ,rK. a pioneer- ot ine am,
M the residence of Ins son, J. F.
'Kirk, at Franklin, Or., Friday night, at
the age of 85 years. '
Rescue Boat Captain Reports
Thrilling Tale of Nature's
J. CURRIER CREW RETURNS
Thetia Savea Greatest Number of Lives
in History of Coaet Trade Crew Give
the Rescued Men Their Bunks and
Show Great Kindness.
SEATTLE, Sept. 24. Captain Hender
son of the revenue cutter Thetis on his
arrival here today from the Arctic, con
firms with official reports accounts of a
violent volcanic eruption of Mount ila
kushin on September 1, and the exist
ence of a new peak raised from the aea,
forming a part of the Bogoslov forma
The latest addition is the fourth and
with its appearance the bottom of the
ocean ha arised until its channels, for
merly sufficient for the passage of ships,
are now dry land.
The Makushin volcano was threaten
ing for six hours and ashes heavily im
pregnated with- eulpbur fell to depth
of thive eights of an inch. Reports were
made to Henderson from the north Utate
that three other similar volcanic dis-
turances have occurred along the .Alaska
coast during the preseAt summer.
SEATTLE, Sept, 24. The revenue
cutter Thetia retched, here tonight,
bringing 242 survivors of the wrecked
American ship John Currier, which went
aground in a fog at Bristol Bay, Alaska,
on August 9. The work of rescue con
stitutes the greatest saving of Uvea with
a single expedition in the history of the
Pacific Coast shipping.
The Thetis took over the survivors at
Unalaska on her run down from the
Arctic where they had been taken by the
cutter McCulIoch afterthey had spent
34 days on a barren beach. Among tht
rescued are 130 Orientals and 110 Eu
ropeans, all fishermen.
The crew of the Thetis gave up heir
berths to the stranded sailors during the
voyage south and, slept on deck. No
sickness developed aboard the crowded
BODY SHIPPED NORTH.
WASHINGTON. Sept. 24. The State
Department today received a dispatch
from the American consul at Guanan
juato, Mexico, saying that the body of
George Rose, the mining engineer who
was killed by bandits at that place, had
been embalmed and shipped to Salt Lake
on September 13. Mrs. Rose, whose
home was formerly in Salt Lake and
who was wounded by the bandits, is re
covering, but is badly shaken in health
at a result of her encounter with the
rabbers. Mrs. Rose's body was shipped
in charge of an employe of the mining
company by which he had been engaged.
PLAGUE CASES 4a; DEATHS 34.
SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 24. Dr. Du-
pcrt Blue, Marine Hospital Service, and
President William Ophuls, of the City
Board of Health, unite in the following
statement to the press relative to the
bubonic plague situation. "From our
knowledge of plague, the prevention of
a sudden outbreak in epidemic form can
be predicted with assurance, but a cer
tain number of cases will continue to
occur tof a considerable period, in spite
of all preventative measures." The score
to date is as follows: ' Number of identi
fied cases, 42; deaths, 24; suspects un
der observation and not yet verified, 25.
YESTERDAY'S BASEBALL SCORES.
At Portland Portland 3, San Fran
cisco 4. '
At Tacoma Tacoma 4, Butte 3.
At Seattle Seattlo 0, Aberdeen 9.
WILL GIVE ROADS A BEARING.
Public Service Commission Receive An-
, twer to Men't Complainta.
ALBANY, Sept. 24. The upstate
public service commission undoubtedly
will give a hearing on the complainta
filed with the commission tome time ago
by Arthur W. Evans, tnte represen
tative of the Brotherhood of Railroad
Trainmen, against te New York Central
and the Erie Railroads. He alleged that
the railroads have cut down the number
of breakemen employed to operate their
trains and that the force on trains at-
present are insufficient to provide for
their operation with safety. He also
charged that the work required of tbt
employes it more than they are capable:
of doing efficiently.
Both railroadt have replied to the com
mission and enter a general denial. Tht
complaints against tht New York Cea
tral refer to tht operation of tht
freight trains on the Pennsylvania divi
CORPSE ON COVE BEACH.
Being Held in Morgue For Identification
Body Badly Decomposed.
SOUTH BEND, Sept. 24. Monday
morning the beach patrol of the North
Cove Life Saving Station, William Dip-
key, found the body of man on. tht
beach dressed in overalls and a jumper
and leather belt about his -waist
Captain Gunderson of the crew brought
word to Coroner1 Overmeyer and Wil
liam Robertson was commissioned to
bring the body here which be US Tues
day. Eleven days before man working
on the Columbia River jetty at Fort
Stevens was drowned and word waa sent
there. Instructions were received from
there to bold the body and it is now at
Cameron's morgue and will be held un
til this evening though the body is quite
badly decomposed. "-""
LOVED ANOTHER MAN
Murdered Seattle Woman Favor
ed Husband's Chum.
VJCTIM'S FRIEND TELLS STORY
Covington and Burilson Missing Ex
pressman Tells of Carrying Trunk to
' Beach For the Two Men, 'Both of
Whom Are Implicated.
SEATTLE, Sept. 24. Less than
month -ago, Mrj. Agnes McCombs Cov
ington, whose body was found in a
trunk on the beach at Alki Point on
Sunday, told Miss Ada Kotkins, her
closest friend, that she loved Charles
Burilson better than she did her husband
and that she did not know what she waa
going to do.
Burilson is Covington's closest friend.
Both men are missing and the police
are searching for them in the hopes of
securing a solution to the mystery- P.
McDonough', an expressman, informed
the police today, that about two weeks
ago he was summoned to' the Keswick
Hotel, where the murder is thought to
have been committed and removed a
trunk to Galbraith dock. ,
Two men accompanied him and he as
sisted them in putting the trunk aboard '
a vessel, which he thinks was the Flor
ence K, which runs to Eagle Harbor, a
small town across the bay The trunk
referred to answers the description of
the one in which the body was found.
WARRANTS FOR RICH MEN.
Millionaire Lumber Men Charged in
Idaho With Defrauding TJ, S.
BOISE, Idaho, Sept. 24. Warrants
were issued today for the arrest of
Summer G- Moon and James L, Barber
of Eu Claire, Mis., millionaire officers of
the Barber Lumber Company and Hor
ace S. Rand of Burlington, Conn., in
dicted for conspiracy to defraud the gov
ernment. They were indicted with Sena
tor Borah and others. They will be
brought to Boise at once to answer the