JS-fiMK '.X PUBUSHCS FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT COVERS THE MORNING FIELD ON THE LOWER COLUMBIA NO. 224. VOLUME LXIII. ASTORIA, OREGON, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 1907 PRICE FIVE CENTS vr ALMANCE WITH PLANNED Taft's Trip Interpreted as for This Purpose-War Cer tain With Japs. FOR THE MASTERY OF PACIFIC Ruui Prepare to Rclv War Secre tary With AU Honor and Apparently Would b Happy to Join In Fight Againit Asiatic. t.L! in ST. PETERSBURG. Sept 23.-6er. ry Tatt't tour of th world li being followed with unusual Interest her. Th government ia Ukbg measure to utround Mi Journey througli Siberia aud European Rustla with the attantlona usually reserved (or tb rulers of the tUa aud tha prt la bualljr tpeculat Ing on tba likliliood of the adoption of HuatoAmeriean convention, tha object ( Taft'a vllt being. It la alleged, to ne gotiate an agreement between tba United State and Russia. Tha couvlctlon prevail! her (hat war between Japan and tha United States it inevitable, though perbape In tha dist ant future. ' The Novo Vraniy today jmbllthfd an article entitled tbe "New World rower," picturing the marvelous growth of America aa a aea power dur ing Pretldent Roosevelt's administration, nd warning Russian diplomacy "not to be eaugbt unawaree by tbe coming vent." Tha Novo Vremya addss j "The day when tha United States fleet pan? out of tbe Stralte of Magellan nd movea proudly into the water of the Pacific Ocean, will open new era for the eastern world. OflWIul courtesies and a temporary lull iu the war talk au not conceal the fact that America it reaching out for Hi mattery of the pacific and ia already atrong enough to obtain It" ST. PETERSBURG, Sept. 25,-The St. Petersburg corretpondout bat aked we to expre my opinion on the Far East ru politica iu general, and on the mu tual relatione of tlie United States and Japsu in particular," auid (Jcncral Nicho ls Jut Llnevitch, yesterday. "Having spent a great part of my life m the Far Kat, I do not hesitate to dmply, all the more to became I eon aider that what I have to say la iu the interest of all white men. '"America made two grevlout mis taket in her Far Eastern policy and both thete mistakes have had the ef fect of weakening her position In the Pacific. "Flrttly, America favored Japan dur ing the late waft "Secondly, she engineered the Ports "mouth ponce. , . "The United States could lose nothing from the increase of Russia's authority in East Aia. "America went there for trade only; and Russia was not a trade rival. "The continuation of the war would liave terlously wcakoned Japan commer cially and politically and for a genera tion delivered America from a powerful rival in the Pacific. But Mr.-Roosevelt first helped Japan to victory, and then helped her to reap the fruits of a vic tory, aa if American patriotism consist ed in making Japan one of the greatest powers on enrth. ,"I consider that this powerful new Japan now threatens America's exist ence as a power in the Pacific. She will destroy American trade. Her subjects, If. allowed , to settle freely in American possessions, will undermine the econo mic prosperity of the white Americans. "Of course, America can exclude Jap anese from the Paclflo Coast.. But from that arises a political danger. "I am convinced that any notion gainst Japanese interests in America, whether on the part of the federal gov ernment, or of tho local authorities or (dtlions, would be a -prelude to a wan in which America could gain nothing and would probably lose much. "Tha Philippines the would Inevitably lute. All Japaueta statesman detlre their acquisition; m the Japanese d n Ik I of tlila, bated on t ha presumption that the climate Is too hot for colonists, la untrue. However, it is a mistake to ftunie that Japanese would necessarily concentrate on the Philippine In tha vent of war. Mora likely tha would not shrink from the risk of attacking the American fleet, wherever It might be found, and of directly menacing the Paclflo Coast. MAKE A FATAL MISTAKE. Give 80s Strychnin, Thinking It Was Quinine. CANYON CITY, Or., Sept. 25... Clar ence Flood, the 12 year-old son of Rev. and Mrs. Henry Flood, died at hla par ante' home near Hamilton last Monday morning, from tha affect of doe of irychnlne given him by mlttake, tha parenta supporting they wei giving the child quinine, . Tba boy waa taken suddenly ill about 8 o'clock Monday morning and died In a very abort time after the fatal drug wa Ukan. Ai soon as potslbla after tba boy's death Dr. Stawmrt and J. A. Steaeh, and a coronet's Inquest waa held, tb verdict being that death waa caused by poison being given by mittaks. Dr. Stewart found that both atrychnlna and quinine were in tba same bottle from which the supposed medicine waa taken, and alto found atrychnlna in tha boy's tomach. How the strychnine cam In the quinine I a mystery to the detract ed parenta.! CIVIL RULE IN HONDURAS. WASHINGTON, Sept, 25.-8enor Don Angel Ugarte, the Honduran minister to Washington, hat Informed the Stat De partment that on Sept. 15, the anniver sary of the independence of Central America, the constitutional regime was ra-tahlihcd In the -Republic of Hon duras. TELLS TEXAS DEAL Proof That it Owned the Corsic ana Company- SCHEMES TO DODGE THE LAW Used Outside Finn's Name Because of Anti-Trust Legislation in Lone Star State How Standard Evaded Trust Law. NEW YORK, Sept. 25. II. C. Folgcr, Jr., director of the Union Tank Com pany, a witness today in the govern ment's suit against the Standard, told how he and C. M, Payne bought the Corsiciina Company of Texas with funds furnished by the National Transit Com pany, a, Standard subsidiary, and held the stock in their names until 1906. whrfn they purchased the stock from the National Transit Company, because of nti-trust legislation. Folgcr said the agreement to buy the Corslcana Company was made verbally with John D. rchlbold. The witness tes tified that the management of the Corsl cana Company continued unchanged and its eccoimts were forwarded to Mr. Chesbrotigh at 26 Broadway, the head quarter of the Standard Oil Company. LOSE BY CUT RATE, Missouri Roads Combine to Buck Two Cent Fare, i St. LOUIS, Sept. 25,-According to statements made by officials of the rail roads of this state, the operation of the two-cent passenger law! has caused the railroad of Missouri to lose $1,500,000 in Hie last three months. It was an nounced today that the trunk lines have joined to fight further enfofoement of the law. I ORIENT COMING Noted Missionary Asserts Hin dus, Japs and Chinese Have Only Commenced. . TENS OF THOUSANDS TO COME Dr. Thoburn Says Anuria Might Well Try to Sweep Back Tide of th Ocean Talk to Hindus In Seattle Hindu Her to Better Themselves. PORTLAND, Sept. 23.Spea'king be' fore th Columbia River branch of tb Women' Home Mllonary Society of tb Methodist Episcopal Church, and In opposition to the wishes of his physic ians, Dr. Jamet M. Thoburn today de clared that America, would be swarming with Hindus, Chinee, Japanese and Koreans within a few years. Dr. Thoburn, who probably is the best known missionary in the world and who pent more than half a century In th Orient and India, declared he regards this to be a world-wide movement of the nations of tremenduous magnitude. Dr. Thoburn declared he had discovered this foot through the recent migration or Hindu to Puget Sound and British Columbia, which caused the recent trouble. He aaid that after visiting Seattle and talking with the Hindu In their native language, he is convinced they are but the forerunners of tens of thousanda that are to follow, not only from India, but from China, Japan and Korea. The Bishop stated that he had ascer tained from the Hindus that they are in this country of their own free will. It was this which revealed to him that the significance attached to their coming is far more Imporunt than is supposed. "We may as well try to sweep back the tide of the ocean aa to keep them out. No matter" whnt the rowdy ele ment does they are coming.'' he said. Dr. Thoburn says the deep mystery to him is how the Hindus secured their passage to this country, aa their wages in their native hind are from five to twelve cent per day. "How they got tlie money to come here, I could not find out," he said. "They declared, however that they are here of tlMlr own free will and to bet ter themselves." PRESIDENT RETURNS. WASHINGTON, Sept. 25.-Presi.lent Ftonsevett and family returned to Wash ington this afternoon from Oyster Bay. Japan I'll bet three yen that I can guess j 1- GIRL SAVES SIX. Engines Plow Through Caboose Instant .After Men Leap to Safety. NEW YORK, Sept. 25.-Six New York Central trainmen owe their Uvea to th pretence of mind end quickness of Mist Dorothy Wagner, daughter of John Wagner, who live at 108th street and the North river close to tbe railroad tracks. The men were on a long freight train bound down from Albany which had been stopped by a signalman owing to handcar being stalled ahead of it. MWs Wagner was standing on the front porch of her home when tbe freight was baited and glanced down the tracks tracks curve near1 where the Wagner home stand but from her position on the porch the girl could see down the tracks. Suddenly she saw twe engines coupled and drawing a caboose ap' preaching rapidly. At first she thought the 'double head er" on a different track from that upon wlili h the freight train wa standing and when she lealijed that they were on tlie iauie Iraek, they were only a few yrads away. She ran from the proeh, flashed tip the step f th ca boose of the standing freight train and shouted a warning to the six men in side. They made for the door and jump d an IniUnt before tb "double bead er" plowed at full speed through the raboote. The engineer and fireman of the "double header" also jumped just in time. The 'former sprained hi ankle and the train civw of the "double header1 back in the caboose, suffered slight cuts and bruises from being flung down. by the collision. FOREST GROVE BOY A WITNESS. FOREST GROVE. Or., Sept, 25. Mas ter Daniel W. Ward, grandson of Dr. D. W. Ward, a pnysieian of this place, aged 11 years, was subpenaed yesterday by the State of Oregon, to give testimony at stori on September 30, in the mur der trial of Joseph H. Bowlsby. On a boat at Astoria about three months ago Joseph H. Bowlsby waa tak ing Daniel W. Ward to his father at North ltend, and the two had just step ped onto the boat when Bowlsby aaw the man he bad been hunting and who he said had run away with his wife. TEXES PIPE LINE OPENED. Section From Tulsa, Okla., to Dallas Working Big Refinery Planned. DAIXAAS, Sept. 25. The Pipe Line of Texas Co., a Standard Oil subsidary, formally declared open its line from Tul sa, Okla., to Dallas today. Three hun dred thousnmv gnllons of oil were pump' ed into the tanks at West Dallas and other tanks are being constructed. Machinery is arriving today for a $1, 000,000 refinery to lie built at West Dallas. The construction of the pipe line south of Dallas to the Gulf is com pleted uearly to Corsicana. what the a'.ust Sam ia figuring about. FEDERAL WITNESS Sensation in Trial of Senator) Borah Whose Counsel Scores. SECOND WITNESS A SURPRISE A. K. Nugent Swear a Federal Officer Promied Him Immunity if he Testl fled Against Man he Never Knew, to Any Complaint Offered. v. BOISE, Sept, 25 The first sensation in th trial of United SUte Senator Borah came late today when Albert K. Nugent, the second witness produced by tbe government, admitted on cross ex ainination that be had committed per' jury in taking out a timber claim. He admitted that be Lad been promised ab solute immunity by an officer for tbe federal government for testifying and also admitted that at the request of the federal officer he had sworn to a com' plaint against man he did not know and last proclaimed that he believed it to be a part of big bargain for immun ity, that he would swear to any com plaint against any person, regardless of any knowledge that he might have as to the person's guilt When the name of the federal officer, who induced him to sign the complaint was asked by Borah'a counsel the wit ness swore positively that he did not remember it. The day was given to the introduc tion of a mass of paper on file in the land office here and to the evidence of two men who said they had received money from John fWella with which to prove their timber land claims. Wells is one of tbe men indicted with Borah. Counsel for the httep had no objection to this testimony on the un derstandmg that the transaction in question would ultimately be connected up in some way with Borah. The defense scored the first point in the examination of the first witness, a man mimed Andrews. He was asked by Special Prosecutor Rush what was his intent when he took out the timber claim. Judge Whitson sustained an ob jection. This was based on the ground that the man confessing perjury could not properly testify to any aecret in' tent he may have locked up in hi! breast Anderson and Nugent both testified that they received from John R. Wells, $412 with which to prove their claims and each received $250 additional for transferring the claims to the Barber Company's interests. Anderson was not cross-questioned but Nugent admitted that he had not made an agreement to transfer his lands at the time he filed on them. He &aid there never waa anything but a verbal agreement and he did not remember where or in whose presence such ft con' tract was made. SHOEMAKERS STRIKE. Nearly 8,ooo Out and aa,ooo More Hay Follow From Sympathy. , ST. LOUIS, Sept. 25. More than 1,600 shoe cutters, 1,200 stitchers and 8,000 sympathizers of the Independent Boot is Shoe Worker's Union struck today in all shoe factories here except those con trolled by ehe International, arival un ion. Girl stitchers In three of the fao tories joined the strikers and all of the girls wil be out tomorrow. These fac tories are affected: Hamilton Brown, employing 5,000; Bronw, 4,000; Peters, 8,000j Goodbar, 1,50ft; Dittman, 1,500; Roberts, Johnson & Rand, 4.000 Giesecke, D'Oench, 1,500; Counrtney, 1,500. The employees of the St. Louis shoe factories number 30,000. A geneiv strike is threatened. WILL PUSH CUBAN AQUEDUCT.! ' - - J Governor Hagoon Hay Consent to Revis ed Contracted More Yellow Fever. HAVANA, Sept, 25.The negotia tion between . Governor Magoon and Judge Hugh Riley for settlement of the contract fop the aqueduct at Cein fuegoa are nearing an end. It is safe to predict that Judge Riley will get a re vised contract. Governor Magoon mad certain suggestion and propositions to which Judge Riley acceded. The , work ha been held up for many months' ow- ing to tbe dispute over the contract Tbe aqueduct is essential to the health of Ceinfuegos. , ' Report have been received of an en gagement between rurale and bandit' 25 mile southeast of Ceinfuegos OS Sept, 11. Shots were exchanged but there Wr no casualties. The bandita escaped and assembled on a neighboring MIL A large forte of rurale if now pursuing them. f Two new case 0f yellow fever were reported today, c-ni at Ceinfuegos and the other at Santa Clara. Higinio Sir ven, a Spaniard, haa died of the disease at Ceinfuegos. ROAD TO SEASIDE. PORTLAND, Sept. 25. The Portland Automobile Club haa finally come ont for a road to Seaside. A road from Portland to the ocean has been agitated for some time, and the promoter of Tillamook have worked hard to have it turned their way. The route advocated run from Portland to St. Helens, thence through Pittsburg, Mist, Vesper, Jewell. 01 my and" Astoria, to Seaside. The road i fairly good except from St. Helen to Vesper. To improve that stretch will cost about $40,000, and Columbia County people have offered to put np two-third of the amount if Portland will contri bute the remainer. The local club ha appointed the following committee to raise the money: Lewis Russell, George Kleiser, W. H. Warren, L N. Fleischner and George Taylor. WHALE SINKS BOAT Launch Propeller Causes it to Strike Back. WHALES IN FRISCO HARBOR Leviathan Jars Engine From Its Bed and Knocks Out a Few Planks, the Boat Sinking Just as it Reaches the Wharf.' SAN FRANCISCO, Sept. 25. The launch Warrior was struck by a whale off the end of Howard street wharf yes terday and was so badly injured she sank a few minutes after reaching her wharf. It is thought the propeller struck the whale and that the whale struck back with his tail. The blow nearly jarred the engine from its bed and started several planks.' '" ROADS INDICTED. Every Railway in the State Must Ans wer For Issuing Passes. JACKSON, Miss., x Sept. 25. Every railroad in Mississippi was indicted to day by the grand ' jury for failure ' to furnish the state railroad commission with a list of passe issued in thit state. This is following the indictments last week against the Yazoo & Mississippi Valley and Illinois' Central roads for issuing passes during the last session of the legislature. An old lew, enacted in 1884, aaid to be the first anti-pass law passed in this country, but which has long been a dead letter, was dug up by Prosecuting At torney Hart-is. He is now after mem bers of -the Legislature and state officers for accepting passes, and every person connected with the state government Is liable who accepts a pass, interesting developments are expected.