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About The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930 | View Entire Issue (June 13, 1908)
33rd YEAR. NO. 134
ASTORIA, OREGON, SATURDAY, JUNE 13, 1908
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Of All the. Contests Sub
TAFT HAS TOTAL OF 603
Republican National Committee
Have Turned Their Attention
to Other Matters '
ALLIES STICKING TO FINISH
Woodford Said if Hughes it Noml
nated For Presidency he Will be
Certain to Carry New York, But
With Someone Else, Iu Doubtful
CHICAGO, June I2.-Late this af
tcrnoon the Republican national com
mittcc completed the hearing of all
contest! submitted and turned their
attention to other matter. It hat
been a scision of seven days of actual
work, the decided content involving
; 219 neats on temporary ' roll-call
if' These contests have been decided as
J For Taft Alabama 22, Arkansas 2,
Florida 8, Georgia 16, Kentucky 8,
- Louisiana IS. Missisi(ini I A. Mi.
sonri 6, South Carolina 18, Ohio 7,
Oklahoma 10, Pennsylvania 1, North
Carolina 18, Tennessee 18, Texas 36,
Virginia 18, Alaska 2, Arizona 2
For Forakcr Virginia 2, Ohio-
At Taft had 387 instructed dele
gates before the national committee
hearing now have a total of 603 dele
gates in the temporary roll-call with
out taxing into consideration any
that either have endorsed him or that
have declared for him in any other
Outside of the conclusion of the
nntist the ninst imnnrtnnt ilivilrn-
mcnt of day was the issue by "Allies"
, of . the statement in which they de
lnred their intention of "Sticking to
the finish" and in which they asserted
that it is certain mere will be no
nomination on the first ballot." The
attitude of allies as outlined in this
statement was generally strengthen
ed by the arrival of general Stewart
, L. Woodford of New York, who is in
charge of the interests of Governor
. Hughes. One of the first things
encountered by Woodford was a
strong sentiment developing to
couple the names of Taft and Hughes.
Woodford met this with the state
ment that the New York delegation
come instructed to support Hughes
for the presidency until the conven
tion had made its choice, there will
be no consideration of Hughes' name
for any place on the ticket except at
It was asked if Governor Hughes'
success in winning the contest over
the racetrack betting had strengthen
. .i i! i i I
d his candidacy and Woodfprd said:
"'It has proved that Hughes is a
fighter and that he never quits.'
Instead of continuing with the dis
cussion 'of the vice-presidency, Wood
ford took up the advisibility of
Hughes for the Presidency find said:
"'I know one thing, namely: If Hughes
i, nominated for the Presidency he will
j'be certain to carry New York. With
J Hughes nominated in New York, it
' certain, but with some one else
( nominated in New York it is doubt
ful" . '. , '
When Tuft's strength was ,y men
tioned, General Woodford paid a
high tribute to the Secretary of War,
but claimed that the Republican
chances were greater with Hughes at
the head of the ticket.
American League "A
At DetroitDetroit 5, New Yofk 2.
At Chicago-Chicago 5, Philadel
phia 1. ' '.;.. ,
j At Cleveland Cleveland 4, Boston
2. ' - .,V .
At St. Loui-St. Louis 7. Wash
At Brooklyn Brooklyn 1, Chicago
At New York-New York 0, Pitts
At Philadelphia-Philadelphia 2,
St. Louis 4.' ''
At Boston Boston 1, Cincinnati 0,
Pacific Coast League.
At Portland-Oakland 3, Portland
2. . ' .. ' - "
At San Francisco Lot Angeles 5,
San Francisco 2 (14 innings).
At Vaucouver Vancouver 7, Ab
At Seattle-Seattle 2, Butte 0.
At Spokane No game.
CHICAGO. MORAL WAVE
CHICAGO, June 12. The action
of the New York senate yesterday
in passing the anti-betting bills by
vote of 26 to 25 came as a surprise to
former Patrons of the races in Chic
It is the general bpinion that rac
ing will be revived, sometime, under
illTcrent auspices, with men of stand
ing at the head and with short meet
ings of high class.
A UTAH ELOPEMENT
Seems Destined to End In Tribu
lation for Couple
DAUGHTER OF GOV. CUTLER
Governor of Utah Insists That Hit
Daughter Will Remain Permanent
ly at Her Old Home While the
Grooms Says She is on Visit
SALT LAKE. CITY, June 12.-
The romantic elopement and mar-
riage of Miss Mabel Cutler, daughter
of Gov. Cutler of Utah and Thomas
Edward Butler, which occurred in
Ogdcn on Tuesday afternoon, seems
destined to end in tribulation for the
The romantic young couple who
had successfully eluded the governor
and his agents for several days re
turned to Salt Lake yesterday morn
ing and were immediately approached
by the friends of Governor Cutler.
However, no heed was paid to the
importunities of the. representatives
of Governor Cutler and the bride
went to the home of her husband.
Within IS minutes of their return
Gov. Cutler arrived at the residence
of his daughter and persuaded her to
accompany him to her . late home.
The groom claims ; that his wife is
only on a visit to her parents home,
hile Gov. Cutler insists that the
home-coming is to be permanent.
Yes, my daughter is at her home
mid will remain with us permanently."
RUNNING AT A LOSS
MEXICO CITY? June 12. It was
anounced last night that when Pablo
Macedo returns from New York the
merger of the Mexican Central and
National Railways will be put into
effect immediately. This step A is
Central has been running at a loss
for some time, having to depend upon
its government subsidy to meet op
erating , expenses. With the merger
the road will pay expenses without
dependence upon the subsidy. ' v .
Kansas Rivers Arc Again
' Serious ;
HEAVY RAINS CONTINUE
Situation Is Again Growing Crit
ical at Topeka and Another
Missouri River Hat Fallen But is
Again Rising at St Joseph Kaw
River Alao Predicted to Reach the
, High Water Mark Again,
KANSAS CITY, June 12.-Unus
ually heavy rains fell today at Kansas,
Nebraska, Missouri and Iowa, and
the weather bureau predicts the Kaw
and Missouri Rivers will again reach
the high stage.' The Missouri here
has fallen three inches but had risen
slightly at St. Joseph. The Kaw fell
about six inches during the day but
is stationary tonight. At Topeka the
Kaw is rising rapidly and a greater
flood is predicted.
TOKEPA, June 12-North Topeka
is threatened with another flood.
The weather bureau bulletin reports
heavy rains m the Kaw valley, of
from one to two inches and that in
dications are that the river at Topeka
will rise two feet in the next 36 or 48
hours.- More rain is predicted and
the situation is becoming serious.
The tributary streams are also rising.
TO TRANSFER THAW.
NEW YORK, June 12.-Late in
the afternoon in the rooms of the Bar
Association Justice Morschauser of
the supreme court will hear argu
ments inthe Thaw case. The justice
will come from Poughkeepsie inor
dcr to accommodate District At
torney Jerome and the attorneys who
live in New York, The arguments
will be on the motion of Thaw's
counsel to have him transferred from
the Matteawan hospital for the crim-1
inal insane to some private mstitu
tion. It is claimed that Thaw's ul
timate recovery from his present
mental state will be more probable
outside the asylum to which he was
sentenced. District Attorney Jerome
will make a strong fight to keep Thaw
in the Matteawan institution, believ
ing there is no good reason for his
WILL NOT ACCEPT.
ALBANY, June 12.-Robert H.
Fuller, secretary to Governor Hughes
reiterated Hughes' ' position relative
to acceptance of vice-presidential
nomination declaring emphatically
that Hughes would not accept the
nomination for the vice-presidency
tinder any circumstances.
GUY a STRATTON
; SEATTLE, June 12-Guy F. Strat
ton. a prominent club man and lum1
berman, was convicted of the killing
of 7-year-old Henrietta Johnson,
whom he ran over with his automo
bile, was today sentenced by Judge
ELOPE AT AGE OF 79.
Childhood Sweethearts Marry After
Long Courtship. ,v
CHICAGO, June 12. A despatch
to the Tribune from Madison, Wis.,
Rudolph Ploetz, aged 79, a wealthy
widower of the village of Prierie du
Sac, eloped yesterday with Miss Ur
sula Himgen, aged eighty, his sweet
heart of childhood days.
Unknown to his six sons, who were
bitterly opposed to his marriage, the
aged bridegroom and his bride slipped
into Madison and were married by a
justice of the peace. The system of
espionage on the old man established
by the sons failed to prevent him
carrying out his desire.
l lie couple were sweethearts in
youth and had parted on a petty quar
THREE DEADLY SHOTS.
Denver Man Kills Two and Commit!
Suicide in Jealous Fit
DENVER, June 12. In a jealous
rage tonight. Charles E. Byers shot
and killed Mrs. May E. Boren, the
lady of a rooming house, then killed
Edward Smith a lodger. He then
GOVERNOR JOHNSON REFUSES
ST. PAUL, June 12. In a written
statement from Governor Johnson
says he will not be a candidate for
re-election for governor of Minne
sota." .. .
REMAINS IN JAIL
Thaw Will Remain There Pend
ing Counsel's Applications
ANY ASYLUM BUT MATTEAWAN
Justice Morchauser Expresses Opin
ion That Some Other Asylum
Would be 3etter For Thaw, as
There Are Strained Relations Here
NEW YORK, June 12.-Thaw will
remain in the PouehkeeDsie. iail
j 4 f
pending the application of counsel to
Justice Dowling for the change of
the order committing him to the
state hospital for insane at Matte
wan. This decision was rendered by
Justice Morchauser of Poughkeepsie
after hearing the arguments of the
counsel today on motion to transfer
prisoner to any state asylum other
than an asylum for insane-convicts.
Justice Morchauser expressed his
opinion that it might be better for
Thaw to be incarcerated in son;e
other asylum than Matteawan, as it
is evident that there is strained rela
tions between Thw and the head of
the Matteawan institution.
BELLINGHAM, June 12.-A dis
patch from Vancouver ' says Joe
Fisher, suspected of the murder of
M!rs. Morrison, could not be identi
fied by the woman's daughter, was re
leased, as was the mullato arrested at
Frater in the superior court to an
undcterminate sentence to from one
to twenty years and a fine of $500.
This is the first conviction of man
slaughter under the provision of the
state automobile law. The defense
will appeal the case. '
Verdict of Federal Court
LIABLE TO HEAVY FINE
Forty Counts In Indictment,
Each Representing Action
on a Car of Oil
VIOLATION INTER-STATE LAW
In Accepting Concessions From the
Filed Tariff on Shipments of Oil
From Olean New York to Rutland
and Bellows Falls.
ROCHESTER, N. Y June 12.-
Guilty as charged was the , wrdict
brought in by the federal court jury
in the Standard Oil Company case
The Company was placed on trial
June 1, alleged violation of the inter
state commerce law, in accepting
concession from the filed tariff on
shipments of oil from Olean, N. Y.,
to Rutland and Bellows Falls, Vt.
Forty counts in the indictment each
representing the action on a car of
oil. The company is liable to a fine
of $800,000. .
QUESTION HIS SANITY
DENVER ColTjune 12.-A peti
tion signed by the Mayor of Pachino,
Italy, and fifty prominent citizens of
that city, requesting Gov. Buchtel of
Colorado to hold an nvestigation into
the sanity of Giuseppi Alia, whothas
been sentenced to death for the mur
der of Father Leo,has been received
by Baron Gustav Tosti, Italian consul
and will be presented to the gover
nor next week. .
CLEVLAND MAN SUICIDES.
CLEVELAND, O., June 12. -Re
turnng from a dance last night with
his wife and four children, Jos.
Parolulski committed suicide, practi
cally decapitating himself with a ra
zor. As the family reached their
home Parolulski quarreled with his
wife, drew the razor and attacked the
woman, who fled with the children.
The frenzied man was . not fleet
enough to overtake them. Then with
a powerful sweep of the keen-edged
weapon, he slashed at his throat.
When the police arrived Parolulski's
head merely dangled from teh torso.
. . .
TRACKS WASHED OUT.
MISSOULA, Mont., June 12. It
was reported last night that several
miles of Northern Pacific track has
been washed out near Sand Point and
there is little hope of opening up
transportation between Missoula and
Spokane for sometime. Heavy rains
last night delayed repair work west
of here and much of the work has
been destroyed. An effort will beltrict Some weeks oh not;, . . .
made tomorro wto run a train from
Arlee and transfer passengers who
have been stalled for several days at
Dixon. The distance between the two
points is 14 miles and can probably
be covered by wagons.
WALLA WALLA, June I2.-At-torney
Barnes spent today in the en
deavor to prove the accused man in
sane, at the time he is alleged to have
killed Mrs. A. M. Aldrich. Four local
physicians testified the defendant
without the least indication of in
SALT LAKE CITY, June 12. In
a fervor which attended the instruc
tions, the six delegates to the Denver
convention for Bryan Democrats of
the state did not forget former Presi
dent Cleveland, and the chairman was
instructed to send him a letter of well
wishers, and appreciation of his
work while he was the President.
DILLON, Mont., June l2.-Tom
Lawler, a saloon swamper, was shot
and killed by George Sebring, a res
taurant cook, who then committed
suicide. The motive is unknown.
FIRE IN NEW MEXICO.
ALBUQUERQUE, N. M., June 12.
Entire plant of the Continental Oil
Company with exception of the office
building was burned today. Loss
ATTEMPTS GIRL'S LIFE.
Then Turns Weapon on Himself and
Blows Out His Brains.
SACRAMENTO, Cal., June 12.
Charles Stevens today broke into the
room of Eva Williams in a lodging
house and fired four shots at her,
three took effect in her body, but she
may recover. Stevens then turned
the weapon on himself and blew out
WASHINGTON, June 12-Cortel-
you today made public the treasury
department circular carrying into
effect the new currency act.
PLATT STAYS HOI
Former Senator Will Not Attend
WILL NOT TALK POLITICS
Aged Senator is Broken in Health
and Will See Only a Few Friends
at His Private Residence Is First
Convention he Has Missed in Years
NEW YORK, June 12.-When the
Republican national convention con
venes at Chicago there will be miss
ing on; f the old "war horses" of
the party, one of the men who has
been a figure in national conventions
for many years, United States Sena
tor Thomas C. Piatt, will not go to
Chicago. Instead he will remain in
his lonlely apartments in 110th street
and there will hear of the first im
portant Republican meeting from
which he has been absent for years.
For more than a score of years the
rules of the Republican organization
in New York state for nearly 30 years
a dominant factor in the party's de
liberations in the nation the aged
senator has now put politics behind
him, and broken in health, his power
gone, he has withdrawn to his apart
ments where he sees only a few
"No, I'm not going to the conven
tion," he said to a reporter, "I have
other things to do." v
Although not one of, the "big four"
of the state,. Senator Piatt was chosen
as a delegate irom an up-state dis-
alternate that he would not be able
to serve. "I don't want to talk pol
itics," he said to the reporter, ner
vously opening and closing his eyes.
"I haven't anythin gto say. The days
are past when the public or politic
ians care anthing about what I say."
"This is the first time in a good
many years you haev stayed away
from a national convention of your
party," was observed. ' '
"Yes, I went to a good many con
ventions a good many of them. But
those days are all passed. They are
all passed." ,