The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930, May 29, 1908, Image 1

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33rd YEAR. NO. 120
Terrific Windstorm
Almost Proportions of Tornado
Passes Over the Southern
Part of the State
Strom Traveled From Southwest and
Wat ISO Yarda Wide-Seven Peo
ple Fatally Injured Scattered
Houiet, Barna and Many Buildings
TOKEPA, May 28. -A terrific
windstorm in almost proportion! of
tornado which pascd over southern
oart Lowell county last night killed
one man and injured 22 persons, scv
cn fatally. The storm traveled from
the southwest and wal ISO yards wide.
It took everything in its path and
scattered a number of houses, barns
and small, buildings over the prairie.
The property damage will amount to
thousands of dollars and the damage
to crrowinir crops is larac. The storm
took a southerly course doing con
tidcrable damage in Jewell, Cloud and
Clay counties.
Puget Sound to Have Two or More
Fish Culture Stations.
WASHINGTON. May 28.While
the senate wrestling with the cur
rency question, the business of house
todav went merrily on.
The following are among the bills
passed: To establish two or more
fish culture stations on Puget Sound;
amending transportation laws be
tween Haawii and main land; provid
ing for the entry of agricultural lands
in the forest reserves.
Temperance, Marriage and Divorce
Were Important Subjects Today
KANSAS CITY, May 28.-The
church, government, temperance and
marriage, and divorce were import
ant subjects before the general as
simhlv of Presbvtcnan Church to-
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day. The most important action to
dav was the resolution barring any
paid agent or member of the church
boards or permanent officer of as
sembly except the moderator from
sitting on executive committee.
While speeches indicated that a
half dozen men were inside the so
called church ring, it is an open se
cret that Dr. Roberts, the retiring
moderator, is the man against whom
protests is aimed. Roberts is loved
and respected by his ability and his
long association with the assembly
find intinyite knowledge with every
detail of the church government re
sulted in his practically dominating
the business affairs of the church.
Pacific Coast League.
At Portland Portland 6, San Fran
Cisco 1.
At San Francissco Los Angeles 2,
Oakland 1.
Northwest League.
At Seattle Seattle S, Vancouver 7.
At Tacoma Tacoma 0, Aberdeen 2.
At Butte Rutte I, Spokane 3.
La Follette Offered Resolution For
Various Investigation!.
WASHINGTON', May 28,-ln the
Senate today La Follette offered a
resolution directing the secretary of
commerce and labor to investigate the
telegraph and telephone companies
doing interstate busticis, It was
CHICAGO, May 28. -Chairman
New of the Republican National
committee called a meeting sub
committee on the convention arrange
ment for June 4. Up to date 78 con
tents, involving eight state and 184
delegate have been filed with the
secretary national commttce.
WASHINGTON, May 28. -Con
sideration of the conference report
on the currency bill in the Senate
today showed plainly that there be
few or no obstructive tactics against
its passage. Aldnch briefly explained
meastir and little politics was in
troduced by Culberson and Bacon
who taunted members of majority
with disinclination to pass anti-in
junction and campaign publicity bills
before adjournment which brought
forth the claims of interest in both
measures by the senators on Doth
sides, but gave no promise of action
in this session. Teller. Owen and
Newlands ipokc in opposition to cur
reucy bill and no other,
Swept Through District Between
Henrietta and Navina
Towns of Zion and Wanamaker Di
rectly in Track of Storm Tele
graph and Telephone Wires Down
Heavy Rain FelL ,
GUTRIE, May 28.-A tornado
swept through the district between
Henrietta and Navina today. The
towns of Zion and Wanamaker di
rectly in track of storm.
Telegraph and telephone wires
down. A heavy rain, almost a colud-
burst, has occurred over central and
northern Oklahoma.
The tornadoes that swept over the
country adjacent to Hennessey, 40
miles northwest of here, and Cashion
14 miles southwest, today, wrought
great damage to the crops and farm
property. It is believed that no live
stock killed, although details meagre.
There is no telegraph or telephone
communication in the King Fisher
and West Logan counties. A cloud
burst visited town of Seward, seven
miles south of Guthrie late today.
Cities Infected No Fear
General Epedemic.
MANILA, May 28.-Cholera has
apparently taken a serious foothold
in the province of Pansasman. Four
cities including Dagupan are infected
and the bureau of health is sending
additional inspectors, planning to
stamp out the disease. The entire
family of the light-keeper at Dagu
pan was infected and five of ita mem
bers died. Their condition was dis
covered through the inability to ex
tinguish the light in the daytime.
Cholera is also rife in the prov
inces in other sections where many
cases have been reported since Janu
ary, in Rigal and Zambaleos. There
is no fear of a general epidemic.
Police Have Another Case
On Hand
Room In McAllister House Third
and Flanders Street Scene
of Incident
Little Credence is Placed to Story of
Woman Companion Who is a Police
Court Habitue Bearing i Long
Record of Sentences.
PORTLAND, May 28.-Dying this
morning at Good Samaritan Hospital
as the result of a blow administered
earlier in the day either by a woman
he was with or by a man who was
caught near the scene of the combat,
N. H. Nozuy is the victim of the most
recent murder which puzzles the po
lice. Mary Keiser, the woman in the
case, in the toils at the City Jail, re
covering from an all nights debauch,
makes conflicting statements concern
ing Nozuy's fatal injury, and Fred
Williams, also held, says he simply
shoved Nozuy away from the woman
to protect her, and that his interfer
ence could not have been the cause oi
death. A room in the McAllister house
at Third and Flanders streets was the
scene of the incident, and diligent
investigation by detectives throws no
new litjht on the tragedy.
Vigorous calls for help by Mary
Keiser at 2:45 o'clock this morning
from a window of the McAllister
house summoned assistance from the
Grand Central hotel, directly across
the street, and brought Patrolmen
Tcnnant and Hunter to the lodging
"There's the man: that's the fellow
vou want." yelled the night clerk of
the McAllister house, as he pointed
to Fred Williams, who appeared to be
skulkinor down Third street. A re
volvcr pointed by Fatrolman Tennant
brought Williams to a stop and ap
parently astonished that there had
been nnv trouble, led the policemen
to a room in the McAllister house
he had just left.
Stretched on the floor and breath
ing heavily Nosuy was found, Mary
Keiser at his side sympathizing with
him in her drunken maudlin condi
tion. The injured man was uncon
scions but bore no blood stains,
large bump on the back of his head
being the only evidence of the cause
of his insensibility. Nozuy was hur
ried to the Good Samaritan Hospital
and Marv Keiser and Fred Williams
were imprisoned at the City Jail
pending the outcome of Nozuy s con
dition. The woman was booked for
disorderly conduct and Williams was
charged with assault and battery.
This morninir Nozuv died at the
hospital, cause of death being record
ed as a fractured skull. This injury,
says Dr. Ziegler, may have been caus
ed by either a blow or a fall. The
body was taken in charge by the
coroner and an inquest will be held
this afternoon.
Fred Williams, held pending an in
vestigation which may cause his re
tention for murder or manslaughter,
is a bridge carpenter employed on the
new North Bank bridge crossing the
Willamette near St. John, and is a
St. John resident. To detectives this
morning he asserted he. missed the
last car to his suburban abode and
was forced to hire a room in Port
land for the night, and had just left
FRIDAY, MAY 29, 1908
the McAllister Hoiim., where he had
applied for a bed, when nabbed by
the police. Further explaining his
movements, he said he went to the
room where Mary Keiser was calling
for help and found her in the grasp
of Nozuy. He wrenched Nozuy from
his hold on the woman, he says, and
left, believing Nozuy and the woman
were on a debauch and would sleep
off their troubles.
Mary Keiser. in charges of Matron
Simmons, at the City Jail, is on the
verge of delirium tremens ana can
give no clear account of the affray
that ended fatally. To Dr. Ziegler
she made conflicting statements as
serting first she and Nozuy were alone
drinking when her companion struck
her and fell on his head as the re
sult of this exertion. Later she said
she called for help and that Williams
appeared and shoved Nozuy violent
ly from her, this action forcing her
assailant to the floor and knocking
him senseless. Little credence is
placed in the account of the tragedy
as Riven by the woman, who is a
police court habitue bearing a long
record of sentences for drunkenness
and other offenses.
In the police court this morning
the cases of the woman and Williams
were continued indefinitely biding
the completion of the investigation of
the tragedy which is being made by
Detective William Jones.
CLINTON. Ills., May 28-The will
of Col. Sncll, an eccentric millionaire
was broken tonight on grounds of
mental incompetence of the testa
Several People Injured By the
Debris "
Hardest Blow of Any Recorded in
Chicago For Seven Years Electric
Storm Did Considerable Damage in
Various Parts of the City.
CHICAGO. May 28.-A gale of
wind reached a greater velocity than
any recorded in Chicago for seven
years, occurred tonight preceded by
electrical storm which did consider
able damage in various parts of the
city. Several persons were injured
by the debris from buildings and
church, and half score of other build
ings were struck by lightning. The
wind reached a velocity 86 miles an
To Meet The Demands For Forest
Service Work.
Forest Service has just announced the
following appointments of Forest
Guards on Oregon National Forests:
Thomas M. Hunt, on the Cascade
(Umpqua) National Forest:
J. R. Lake and Robert A. Dean, on
the Siskiyou National Forest:
Carl M. Ewing, on the Fremont
National Forest:-
Malcolm McClennan on the Blue
Mountains (E) National Forest:
These appointments are made to
meet the increased demands of the
Forest Service work, due to the open
ing of the grazing season, resump
tin of active lumbering operations on
forests, and permanent improvement
work after the cessation of practically
all business of this kind during the
winter months.
ST. JOSEPH, May 28.-The re
ports from Marysville, Oregon, Lar
kino and other northwest Missouri
towns are to effect that thousands
acres lowlands have been flooded.
Most this land has been planted to
corn and damage is heavy.
a Fine of 576,853
Unquestionably the Heaviest Fine
That Was Ever imposed by
An Oregon Court
Judge Permits Appeal Banker Es
caping Jail When Sentence Was
Passed Ross Maintained His Cus
tomary Stolid, Indifferent Attitude
SALEM. May 28.-In the presence
of less than a dozen spectators, not
including the members of the court
within the bar, and following the
overruling of defendant's motions for
a new trial and arrest of judgment,
Judge George H. Burnett, of the
State Circuit Court for Marion coun
ty, sentenced J. Thormorn Ross, con
victed of the conversion of over
$288,000 of the state school funds in
the capacity of president of the de
funct Title Guarantee Company Bank,
to serve five years in the state peni
tentiarv. and imposed a fine of double
the amount involved, or $376,853, the
latter to be served out in the Multno
mah county jail at the rate of $2 a
This is unquestionably the heavi
est fine that was ever imposed by an
Oregon court and means, if it were
possible for the sentence to be ful
filled, that Ross would be required to
serve 288,426 days, or approximately
790 years in jail, beside the five years
penal servitude. Upon filing formal
notice of appeal to the Supreme
Court. Ross' bonds were fixed at
$6,000, in addition to the $5,000 under
which he is now held, and these were
furnished by his brother, John T
Ross, and by A. A. Lindsley of Port
The court passed sentence at 10:20
this morning, after Ross counsel,
Wallace McCamant, had exhausted
every legal resource at his command
in the effort to save his client from
the embarrassment of a criminal
cpntpnrp anrl after the court had
passed upon the two motions inter
posed by defendant, the argument of
which had occupied nearly an entire
dav. Application was made for cer
tificate of probable cause on appeal,
which the court did not feel inclined
to deny and Ross was promptly ad
mitted to bail
When sentence was passed Ross
maintained his customary stolid and
indifferent attitude, and did not dis
play the least sign of emotion or con
cern. His brother, however, was pres
ent m court ana nas oeen wun mm
continually during the last hours of
the trial, seemed greatly moved, and
when the court announced sentence,
arose from his seat and left the court
As a result of this trial and sen
tence, District Attorney Manning
stated that the court, in passing upon
the motions for a new trial and arrest
of judgment, has removed all sem
blance of doubt as to the guilt and
conviqtion of the other defendants in
the case Burkhart and Aitchison
and that their prompt conviction
would naturally follow. In making
this statement, Mr. Manning referred
to the ruling of the court, in which he
stated that documentary evidence
had been introduced intended to es-
(Continued on page 8.)
Methodist Episcopal Bishops Assign
ed to Portland and Frisco.
BALTIMORE, May 28.-An as
signment of Methodist Episcopal
bishops to various Episcopal resi
dences was reported to committee on
Epicopacy of general conference to
night by a special committee and
adopted by full committee. Among
the assignments were: Portland, Ore
gon, Charles W. Smith; San Fran
cisco, Edwin H. Huges.
PORTLAND, May 28-P. J. Mann,
one of the best known men in the
Pacific Northwest and very promi
nent as well as a horse fancier died
late tonight of heart failure. Mann
was taken a bath when he was seized
with an attack and died in the bath
NEW YORK, May 28.-Both the
new scout cruisers which have been
built for the navy are now anchored
on the North river here, the Chester
having arrived from Boston and join
ed her sister ship, the Birmingham,
both these new warships are primar
ily intended as messenger vessels and
are not armored but have high speed
and great steaming radius. The
Chester is expected to take on am
munition at the Brooklyn Navy yard
before going to sea for her official
Among 1700 Chicago School
Children of Dante School
Unfounded Rumors That Italian Se
cret Society Had Formed Plot to
Dynamite School Caused Panic
Many Knocked Down and Bruised.
CHICAGO, May 28. An unfound
ed rumors that the Italian secret so
ciety has formed a plot to dynamite
Dante High School caused a panic
this afternoon among 1700 pupils.
About 600 of the children became
panic stricken and fled from the build
ing. Many were knocked down and
bruised but none seriously injured,
The panic precipitated by some one
firing several shots in an alley ad
journing the school.
Democrats Hold Conference and De
' cide Not to Filibuster.
WASHINGTON, May 28.-An an
ticipated strenuous resistance to
the adoption of the conference report
on the Aldrich-Vreeland currency
bill in the Senate according to infer
ence to be drawn from the debate
today will probably not materialize.
Aldrich kept the report before the
Senate until nearly 4 o'clock when
he assented to its being laid aside
until tomorrow. Every Senator real
ized meaning of this move and that
an understanding will be reached to
vote on the bill tomorrow.
Indications are that Congress will
adjourn tomorrow or Saturday. Dur
ing the morning Democrats held a
conference at which it was decided
not to filibuster.
While conference was not binding,
the sentiment favored minority stand
ing together in solid vote against the
bill. On the other hand it is likely
that more than two Republcans will
join the opposition.
The senator desiring to speak to
day. The latter part of session was
devoted to the consideration of other
bills. Aldrich expressed his belief
that currency bill would be disposed
of tomorrow.