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70VCRSTHC MORNING FIELD ON THE LOWER COLUMBIA
PUBLISHES fUU AfOCIATCO PRCtt PORT
33rdYEAR. NO. 161
AGAINST R. R.
Worth of Bonds
BY CHARLES DURKEE
Estate of the Former Governor
of Utah Asks to Have Re
WILL EE A BITTER FIGHT
Charge is That Effort! Were Made to
Defraud Him When the Union Pa
cific Railway Company Changed
SAN FRANCISCO, July 14 A
uit involving $36,000,000 worth of
bonds with interest was filed in the
United Slates Circuit Court here to
dy by the estate of the late Charles
Durkcc, the former Governor of
Utah, aaaiust the Southern Pacific
Railroad, the Union Pacific, the Cen
tral Pacific and subsidiary companies,
the Central Trust Company of New
York, the Farmers' Trust Company
of New York and E. 11. Harriman.
The plaintiff ask the court to require
the Southern Pacific and others
named in the suit accounting, also
that V receiver be appointed for the
holdings of the defendants,
Governor Durkcc wns the chief exe
cutive in the territory of Utah in
1865. It is alleged in the complaint
that diirina the period of the construc
tion of the Union Pacific, he acquired
$9,000,000 worth of construction bonds
and that later he took $27,000,000 of
the first mortgage bonds. The plain
tiffs claim no accountings were made
of these bonds. It is alleged that
the claim of Governor Durkcc to the
bonds was acknowledged by C. J.
Folger, the former secretary and
treasurer. Another charge is that an
effort to defraud Governor Durkcc
out of his just claim was made. when
the Union Pacific Railroad Company
was merged into the Union Pacific
STILL AFTER GAMBLERS
Governor Hughes Keeps Up His
Race Track Crusode.
NEW YORK, July . 14. It is au
thoritatively stated in Brooklyn that
a special corps of detectives working
under orders from Gov. Hughes has
been in Brooklyn for several days in
vestigating the conditions at the race
tracks as to betting, These detec
tives are reporting directly to the
governor and it, is said their reports
are, to the, effect that the law is being
violated. There is belief ih Brooklyn
that when they have" completed their
work the covemor will give the au
thorities here who are responsible for
the enforcement of the law a severe
THROWN FROM HORSE
NEW YORK. July 14,-While try-
nut n R11I1" ited horse which he
bAn.H tn ride durum the review of
... ...i v.J IMiiimrln v fit
tne National uuam uu j - - .
Seicirt N T Gov Franklin Fort of frauded by Lottghman or by the Unit
,ha. state was thrown heavily on the ed and Globe Rubber Manufacturing
parade' ground, receiving
bruises. The animal was
frightened by the playing of the band
and plunged until the -governor was
ti,..., nff' When Governor rort
thrown on. vv ucu vuvv . i ; . .,
found that he was not seriously hurt hose which Loughman sold to the
he re-mounted and rode around thecity while the second signed a bond
parade ground. . . ' guaranteeing his contracts.
ELKS AT DALLAS.
Rush L. Holland Elected Orand Ex-
lted Ruler Other Elections.
DALLAS, Texas, July I4.-A mon
ster barbecue was one of the featuret
of the F.lks' celebration in this city to
day. The day wbi warm, and the
marching clubs were not so active ai
on yesterday. Detroit and Lo An
eelcs nre working hard to secure the
'next conclave. At today' session of
the grand lodge Rush L Holland, of
Colorado Spring, wan elected grand
exulted ruler without opposition. John
D, Shea, Hartford, Conn,, was chosen
grand esteemed leading knight. Fred
E. Robinson. Dubuque, la,, wai re
elected grand secretary, and F.dward
Leach, New York, was re-elected
CONGRATULATE JOHN D.
NEW YORKTluly 14,-John D.
Rockefeller was the recipient of many
congratulatory messages on the oc
casion of his recent sixty ninth birth
day anniversary. Among them were
some lines from the pen of Rev.
George Thomas Dowling, who was
for twelve years pastor of the F.uclid
Avenue Baptist Church in Cleveland,
which Mr. Rockefeller attends. Mr.
Dowlinu's message was as follows:
"Cling to the habit of still being
"Cultivate leisure without being
"Garner all joys that the poets have
"And prove every year Dr. Osier is
HOT AFTER ADAMS
James McParlan Will Nab Him
COLORADO MURDER CHARGE
McParlan and Six Assistants Arrive
at Grand Junction in Company
With Warden Whitney of Idaho
GRAND JUNCTION, July 14.-
Lntc touight James McParlan and six
as.istaius arrived here in company
with Warden Whitney of the Idaho
State' Penitentiary, 'it is reported
that thev are here to arrest Adams
in case of acquittal on the charge of
murdering Arthur Collins. He is also
renorted he is charged with complic
ity in blowing up the Independence
Bank near Cripple Creek, Colo., when
14 men were killed.
The arguments of the counsel of
Steve Adams would have been given
the jury but the members of the jury
to whom the court left the matter
while holdinir a niuht session voted
nmiinst it. Adiournmcnt was taken
until tomorrow morning after the in
structions toMic jury had been read
and all the arguments made except
the closing for the defense.
SOLD ROTTEN HOSE
NEW YORK, July 14.-A suit will
be begun to-day by the corporation
counsel against Michael Jt'rancis
Lottghman, deputy commissioner of
water supply, gas and electricity, to
wnvpr $23,410. which the city paid
to tW Windsor Fire Appliance Comp
any for rotten fire hose under three
contracts in 1904. This action is tne
result of the recommendation contain
ed in the report of the Commissioner
of Accounts to the mayor, in which
u la .Pur.A th.it the citv was de
Comnanv of Trenton, N.' J., or both,
The United and Globe concern and
the American Surety Company will
be made co-defendants with Windsor
T.onirhman. The first manufactured
ASTORIA, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, JULY 15, 1903
Japan Bears Only Good
Will to United States
SAYS TH0S. J. O'BRIEN
Declares That the Thought of
War Between Two Power
HAS BEEN IN JAPAN A YEAR
Thomas J. O'Brien, the American
Ambassador of Japan Arrives at
San Francisco From Tokio on
Leave of Absence.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 14.-
Thomas J. O'Brien, the American
Ambassador of Japan, arrived today
from Tokio. He is on a leave of ab
sence to attend to business matters
in Europe. In en interview with the
Associated Press he said that any
suspicion that might be harbored in
this country in regard to Japan's sin
cerity in maintaining peace with the
United States, and its expressions of
amity and good ill was without any
cause or ground to justify it. He de
clared that in the year he had been
n laoan he had never had seen the
slightest sign of ill-feeling toward
America, or Americans, and said it
is absurd to think Japan. wants war
with this country. Referring Jo the
alleged discrimination against the
American shippers on the Manchur-
an Railway. He said it is probably
me that the Japanese shippers are
favored but. that the discrimination is
not because the shippers happened to
be Americans but that the Japanese
are the biggest shippers.
PARKER WILL HELP
Bryan The Way
ll ELENA, Mont., July 14. In an
interview with the Associated Press
:ist niuht Tiulure Alton B. , Parker
stated that he intended to offer his
services to the Democratic National
Committee as a campaign speaker
and would devote all the time he
ould to making all the speeches he
could. He said he would speak out
side of New York, but at this time
could not say what places he would
speak in. Judge Parker said he be
lieved the democrats had good chance
to carry New York this year and that
he would give his hearty support to
Brvan and Kern.
From Helena Judge Parker will go
to Livingston and meet Delancy Ni
rol. of New York, and the two .men
will spend about three weeks touring
the Yellowstone National Park.
KILLS AGED PEDDLER
CHICAGO, July 14 A despatch
to the Tribune from Benton Harbor,
Mich., says: After having shot and
fatally wounded James Kirk, August
Gross yesterday barricaded his home
and is now standing off an armed
posse which seeks to capture him.
Gross is known to have fire arms.
Kirk who is 80 years old, is a country
meat peddler. He. drove into the
Gross yard to make a delivery and
Gross attacked him without warning.
Kirk was shot throukh the head.
Gross then took refuge in his home
nnfl has defied the officers. Kirk is
unconscious and the cause f of the
shooting cannot be learned.
Boston 3, Detroit 5.
Philadelphia 0, Chicago, 1; called in
th inning on account of rain.
Washington 7, St. Louis 4.
Cleveland-New York game post
Cincinnati 9, Brooklyn 2.
Chicago 2, Philadelphia 11.
Pittsburg-New York game
Pacific Coast League.
Portland S, Los Angeles 6.
Oakland 2, San Francisco 12.
Northwest League. ,
Tacoma 4, Spokane 7.
Seattle 3, Vancouver 2.
Aberdeen 7, Butte 2.
SHIPS VISIT GUAM
GUAM, July 14. The battleships
Maine and Alabama, composing the
special service squadron, sailed to
day for Manila. During the stay of
the battleships here a hoard of of
ficcrs has inquired into the condition
of the island and needs of the people
with a view to offer recommendations
as to the future government of Guam.
Intense enthusiasm aroused at public
were preceded by processions with
banners. The people petitioned for
citizenship, modified laws, and
schools, and were unaminuous for a
continuance of naval government.
Bands of well behaved sailors came
ashore during; the stay of the battle
ships and we were cordially received
by the people of the island.
ON COLUMBIA RIVER
Textile Manufacturing Town to
be Established .
30 MILES FROM PORTLAND
According to the Oregonian Eastern
and Pacific Coast Capitalists Will
Make First Attempt of This Kind
in the West
PORTLAND, July 14.-The Ore
gonian tomorrow will say that the
first textile manufacturing town on
the Pacific Coast will be established
on the Columbia River about 30
miles from Portland by a company of
Eastern and Pacific Coast capitalists
who will erect woolen mills and scour
iug plants to convert the Pacific
Coast wools into blankets, fine clothes
and other woollen products. The
company, according to the Oregon
ian, controls one of the finest streams
and water-power sites in the west.
This is believed to be the first at
tempt ever made to establish a tex
tile town west of the Mississippi.
URGES PEACEFUL METHODS.
Charles H. Moyer Addresses Western
Federation of Miners at Denver.
DENVER. July 14. In his address
to the Western Federation of Miners
delivered at their annual convention
today, President Charles H. Moyer
favored the working arrangement be
tween this organization and the
United Mine Workers of America
and declared that he would not op
pose the affiliation with the American
Federation of Labor, though he did
not consider it advisable. He urged
peaceful methods for reaching work
ing agreements with .employers, de
plored the calling of strikes unneces
sarily, and recommended changes in
the unions to consult with the execu-'
tive counsel before ordering a strike.
Reports made to the convention show
considerable decrease in the Feder
ation's membership is attributed to
the fact that nearly 20,000 miners
have been out of work in consequence
to the strikes and the financial
troubles, last fall.
T. D. JORDAN
Former Head Equitable
Life Assurance Society
OF HEART DISEASE
Name Was Prominent in Insur
ance Investigation by Arm
AM0US "YELLOW DOG FUND"
ury Returned Eighteen Indictments
and , One Perjury Against Jordan
at Which lie Pleaded Not Guilty
NEW YORK, July 14. Thomas D.
Jordan, the former comptroller of the
Equitable Life Assurance Society
dropped dead of heart disease late
this afternoon on the Wall street en
trance to the suo-way. uuring the
course of the Armstrong committee
of Tnsurance investigation Jordan's
name came secondly before the pub
lic. It brought out that Jordan had
secured loans aggregating $685,000
for himself and James W. Alexander,
the former president of the Equitable
from the Mercantile Trust Company
and that these loans had been covered
up on the books of this company.
This $683,000 came to be known as
"the Yellow Dog Fund." The grand
jury Tound 18 indictments of forgery,
and one of perjury against Jordan.
Only recently he pleaded not guilty
to the indictments. '
THE RHODES "EXAMS.'
Tests Will be Held in Autumn Instead
UNIVERSITY OF OREGON. Eu
gene, Or., July 14. The examinations
for the Rhodes Scholarships will be
hereafter be held in the autumn, in
stead of in January, as heretofore.
The change has been made for the
reason that the new date will allow
the successful candidate much1 more
time to select and arrange for the
college he wishes to enter at Oxford.
Unless selections are made quite
early, candidates are often compelled
to accept second choice of colleges.
The next Rhodes examination will be
held in the fall of 1909, probably at
the University of Oregon. Oregon
will have two scholars at Oxford next
year, Mr. Edward Winans of Wil
lamette University, who was appoint
ed in 1907, and Mr. Wistar Johnson,
of the University of Oregon, appoint
ed this year.
ARRIVES TOO LATE.
ALBANY, Or., July 14 M. A. Mil
ler, national democratic committee-
,mm from Oregon
arrived at his
home at Lebanon from the Denver
convention last night, just .in time to
reach the deathbed of his wife, who
died this morning. Mrs. Miller was
unable to speak to her husband after
he arrived. .
PARKER TO STUMP FOR BILL.
HELENA. July 14. In an inter
view last night Judge Alton B. Park
er stated that he intended to offer his
services to the Democratic National
committee as1 a campaign speaker and
would 'devotj: all the time he could
ntl tV.o onpprViPd lie rntild.
IKJ ULlIWllg CM' vi.v f""'-
He said he Would speak outside
New York. 1
PRICE FIVE CENTS
AMERICA BREAKS RECORD.
Flanagan Wins Hammer Throw and
First Gold Medal in London.
LONDON, July l4.America and
Great Britain captured the most
laurels of the Olympic shots today.
Of the four events finished the United
States won two and Great Britain two
gold medals. Great Britain however
took three silver medals United
States one, Canada, Australia, Great
Britain, and Belgium each got a
bronze medal. ;
Real work for the Olympic games
which were opened by King Edward
at the Stadium at Shepherds Bush
yesterday was carried out utider
rather unsettled weather conditions
and there was a small attendance.
John J. Flanagan, Irish-American
Athletic Club, New York, broke the
Olympic "record in the hammer
throw and won the first gold medal
for any event. M. J. McGrath, New
York Athletic Club, was second In
the hammer-throw and won the first
silver medal. The first bronze medal
to be awarded went to S. C. Wish, of
Canada, who was third in the ham
mer-throw. ' - '
Another American success was
scored in the 20 kilometers cycling
race, in which L. G. Wienti, New
York, Athletic Club, qulified by win
ning the third heat. The American ,
victories brought forth much Ameri-
can and Canadian cheering. The final.
of the 1500 meters flat race was won
by Melvin W. Sheppard, of America.
Physicians Not Satisfied With'
CASTLE ROCK MAN'S DEATH
Quite Investigation Begun and Mrs.
Kunart and Richard Greenwald
Are Arrested, as a Result of Infor
" CASTLE ROCK, Wash., July 14.
Suspecting that Godfrey Kunart, of
Castle Rock, did not die from hic
coughs after all, Mrs. Kunart and
Reinhold Greenwald, a friend have
been arrested, on information sworn
out by a countryman of Kunart.
Kunart died last Friday, supposedly
from a malignant attack of hiccoughs,
but the physicians who attended him
were not satisfied and a quiet investi
gation was begun.
The result was an inquest yester
day, Coroner Bird and Prosecuting
Attorney Hubbell, of Kalama, having
been notified. Much testimony wa3
taken throughout the day but nothing
was elicited sufficient to take a mur
der case into court. The body had
been sent to Portland last night for
analysis for poison.
The jury was then dismissed till re
turns are received from this analysis
when the investigation may be re
sumed. The most damaging circumstantial
fact adduced ( was the purchase by
MYs. Kunart of poison at a local drug
store a short time ago and the sup
posed unusual friendliness of the
woman and Greenwald. Mrs. Kunart
has three little children.
MINING CONGRESS MEET.
DENVER, July 14. A special
meeting of the members of the
American Mining Congress in the
Chamber of Commerce tomorrow
evening, will discuss plans for en
largement Work of the organization.
Some amendments, constitution, and
by-laws will be considered. One
amendment provides for the expulsion
of members who bring discredit on
the congress. The plans will be pre-
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of, pared about greater uniformity in the
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