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About The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930 | View Entire Issue (July 30, 1908)
33rd YEAR. NO. 174
ASTORIA, OREGON, THURSDAY, JULY 30, 1908
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Destroys 9 Buildings In
MAN BURNED 10 DEATH
George Griswold, a Drug Fiend,
of Montesano, Is Found Dead
LOSS ESTIMATED AT $75,000
Northern Pacific Put Out of Commis
sion For Several Hours Hoquiam
Flrt Department Make Quick Re
aponse to Call For Assistance.
ABERDEEN, Wash., July 29.-A
fire which broke out here at 2 o'clock
this afternoon destroyed nine build
ings in the restricted district and the
trestle over which the Northern Pa
cific Railroad enters the city and for
cverui hours threatened to jump the
Wishkah river into the factory and
residence sections. One fatality re-
lilted, that of a saloon habitue known
as George Griswold, a drug fiend, ile
was aroused when the tire broke out
but was apparently so stupified by the
drugs that he fell asleep again. His
partly iniencrated body was found
on hi bed, in the ashes of the New
Brunswick Hotel where the bed had
fallen from the fourth floor. The
damage is about $75,000 and carried
Insurance amounting to $50,000. The
Northern Pacific will be tied up for
several days. Aid was rendered the
local fire department and the Ho
quiam department, which made a
quick response to the call for assist
At a great personal risk the bridge
tender opened the draw across the
river and prevented the flames from
spreading to the east bank. This act
contributed much to the saving of
COLLISJON CAUSES PANIC.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 29.-The
Fcrallone station on the Lake Shore
Railroad was the scene ' of a collis
ion of a special train bearing about
400 members of the Mission Improve
ment Association and their families,
and a south bound passenger train.
One woman was injured and there
was a panic among the passengers.
The special had the right of way,
which fact the engineer of the regit-
tlr II Mill UVCI I WftV.U III "a v v '
WHOLESALE PAPER SALE.
About 100 Tons of Print Paper to be
NEW YORK, July 29. It is pro
posed to establish an open market for
newspaper print papers in this city.
An auction sale of 100 tons of print
paper in carload lots is announced
for August 5th by John Morris of the
American Newspaper Publishers' As
sociation. Frequent similar sales arc
to be had. It is to be believed that
an effort of making a fixed price and
to stop the secret rates.
ATHLETES IN PARIS.
PARIS, July 29. Seventeen Amer
ican athletes, who took part in the
Olympic games, arrived here tonight,
They entered in the games to be held
here Saturday and Sunday. Smithson
of Oregon, is among the Americans.
BASEBALL OAM ES.
, Northwest League,
Seattle 2, Butte 1,
Vancouver IS, Spokane 5.
Pacific Coaat League.
Portland 0, San Francisco 9.
Oakland 0, Los Angeles 9. .
' American League.
. Cleveland, 3, Boston 4.
St. Louis 5, Philadelphia 4,
Boston 0, Chicago 6. , ( -Brooklyn
0, Pittsburg !,
Philadelphia Cincinnati 4.
New York 1, St. Louis 0.
CHILD STARTS MANY FIRES.
SAN JOSE, July 29. It was dis
covered today that the six fires in the
past .few days which caused a loss
of $55,000 were started by a five-year-old
Spanish boy. The youngster se
cured a box of matches and made his
way from place to place dropping
them in inflammable matter. Police
were hunting for an organized band
NEW LINE TO BUTTE.
BUTTE, Julv 29 At 5 o'clock yes
terday evening the first train to te
run into Butte over the tracka of the
St. Paul railroad pulled into the Butte
Anaconda and Pacific deot after a
pleasant and uneventful trip from
Miles City. It bore a party of St
ATTEL GETS DECISION.
SPOKANE, July 29.-Abe Attel
waa given the decision over Eddie
Marino of Seattle in the tenth round
at Sand Point, Idaho, tonight.
Is Anxious to See Party Work
Hard for Taft '
THE VENEZUELA SITUATION
Loomia Thinks Castro Is Very
Cunning, But Not Sharp Enough
to Eacape Punishment From the
Many Antagonized Countries.
OYSTER BAY, July 29. -Presi
dent Roosevelt is very much pleased
with the present situation in general,
said one of the participants, in a con
ference at Sagamore Hill this after
noon. He explained that the presi
dent is taking nothing for granted
and is anxious to see his party every
where- working hardest for the elec
tion of Taft. The conferees of the
president were Timothy L. Woodruff
of New York and Francis B. Loomis
of Ohio. Loomis stated that he
talked with the president regarding
the Venezuelan situation. He was
three years minister to Venezuela.
Said it looked as if Castro is looking
for trouble and said He could not un
derstand why Castro is antagonizing
so "many foreign countries. He said
Castro is very cunning but is not
sharp enough to escape punishment
from these countries.
TAFT OFF FOR HOT SPRINGS.
Where he Will Remain Until First
Week in September.
CINCINNATI, July 29. Judge
Taft and wife left tonight for Hot
Springs where they will remain until
the opening of the first week in Sep
tember. At that time Taft will return
to this city where it is his present in-'
tention to remain until election day,
The day following the notification
ceremonies was a comparative quiet I
one. He had conferences with Ar-1
thur I. Vcfrhys state chairman, Wil-1
Hams and Secretary Dover of the na-j
tional committee. He was made a!
member of the international brother-'
hood of the Steam Shovel & Dredg-
!New York Police Baffled
By Mysterious Crime
Powerful Acid Poured Over the
Woman's Face to Avoid Iden
tification TWO MEN HELD IN CUSTODY
Young Woman's Throat Cut, the
Body ia Then Wrapped in an. Oil
Soaked Mattress and Horribly
NEW YORK, July 29.-In finding
the half charred ,body of a young
woman early this morning in an iso
lated section of "Williamsburg street,
Brooklyn, one of the most atrocious
and cunningly planned murder mys
teries .that have been given to the
police to solve, in many years was
Death was caused by a cut across
the throat and then in efforts to ut
terly destroy all evidence of the
crime, the murderer or murderess
wrapped the body in an oil soaked
mattress and poured oil over the vic
tim and set fire to the body. Power
ful acid had been poured over the
face to obliterate the woman's fea
tures and make identification impos
sible. The police have in custody two
men, one of whom found the body
but they do not, it is believed, know
anything about the crime.
FUNSTON GOES EAST.
SA NFRANCISCO. July 29.-Gen-eral
Frederick Funston has received
orders to proceed to Ft. Leavenworth
Kas., and take charge of the military
school there on Aug. 1. Unless other
appointment is made. Col. Mansfield
of the twentieth infantry will succeed
Funston as head of this deapartmcnt.
NEW YORK, July 29.-The Cu
nard line has announced that the Ma
retania will be withdrawn from ser
vice during November and December
to make necessary repairs to her pro
peller. The Lusitiania will also be
out of service for two weeks in No
vember. " i
CHINESE EDITOR GOES.
Local Consul at Honolulu Protests
HONOLULU, "juTy 29,-The Chi
nese consul has made a complaint to
United States Attorney Breckons of
the utterances of a local Chinese
newspaper, the Sang Yat Po, which
he claims are disrespectful to and cal
uminate the Chinese emperor,
The consul asked for the suppres
sion of the paper. As a result of the
protest, Losun, the editor of the pa
per has been removed by the owners.
He will leave for Japan soon,
HONG KONG, July 29, Reports
from Canton say that the scenes fol
lowing the typhoon of Monday night
last were, heartrendering. Thousands
of Chinese were drowned. The ty
phoon in its loss of, life and damage
to shipping eclipsed the typhoon of
MINERS IN SERIOUS CLASH.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala., July 29.-A
serious clash occurred near Pratt
City between union and non-union
miners in which a non-union negro
miner was killed and a union man
shot through the law, Six arrests
were made. Disorders, have been re
ported in several parts of the district
today but nothing of a serious nature
CHICAGO'S HEAT FATALITIES,
CHICAGO. July 29.-Two dead,
one insane and eight prostrations re
sulted tonight from another humid
day. The temperature was only 86
but humidity was 69.
ARMY MAKING TESTS.
Much Interest Being Taken In Dirig
WASHINGTON, July 29.-As the
day approaches for the army tests of
dirigible balloons and heavier than
air macines at Fort Meyer "each day
gives further evidence of the interest
being taking in the problems of aerial
The initial steps in the formation
of a society, national in scope, for the
advancement of the science of Serial
navigation were taken in Washington
by a group of leading scientists. The
new, organization, which is to be
known as the National Aeronautical
Society, will be the first of its kind in
America, although there is a score of
Aero clubs engaged in working bp
public interest by exploiting the prac
tical advancement that already has
BRYAN HITS TAFT
Says That Taft Fears a Republi
REPLY TO JUDGE'S CHARGES
Bryan Will Remain at Home During
October and Assist in the Educa
tional Work of the. Campaign
Through Signed Articles.
LINCOLN, July 29 Charging that
Taft is not satisfied with the work of
the Chicago convention which nomi
nater him, and that in consequence he
is deeply impressed with the work of
the democratic convention at Denver,
Bryan today issued a statement in
which he expressed the opinion that
Taft "Fears an uprising which the
republican abuses have caused, and
yet he hesitates to adopt his real and
substantial reforms." The statement
was called forth because of the alle
gation made, by Judge Taft in his
speech of acceptance at Cincinnati
yesterday that Bryan was a destroy
er of business. The confirmation was
given by Bryan that it is not his in
tention to make any extended cam
paign, but only to deliver a few
speeches at the' central points before
the first of October and that during
that month he expects to remain at
home and assist ,in the educational
work of campaign, through the dis
cussion of public questions in the
form of signed articles, interviews
and letters. Bryan has not yet begun
the actual writing of his speech of ac
ceptance, -but hesitated in his ideas
about its formulated and he will enter
the work of its preparation in a week
GANS AND NELSON AGAIN.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 29.-The
managers of Battling Nelson and Joe
Gans signed articles here last night
for a 45 round fight before Jas. Cof
froth Club on Sept. 9, weight! 133
stripped, rinside. Forfeits of $2500
will be posted. The men take 70 per
cent of the gate money dividing 60
to the winner and 40 to the loser.
Nelson will get the big end of the
moving picture money.
To Revise the Decision
Against Standard Oil Co.
TIME NOT YET FIXED
Bonaparte Denies That W. P.
Prentice Was to Give Dinner
'in His Honor
SAYS HE D0N7 KNOW THE MAN
He Takes Occasion to Deny Reports
Published in the Papers, and Says
Such Reports Are Expected During
the Political Campaign.
LENNOX, Mass, July 29.-After
the day's conference of the leading
government prosecuting officers and
Frank B. KelloKK of Minnesota, one
of the special counsel for the govern
ment in certain civil suits, it was an
nounced by Attorney-General Bona
parte that an effort will be made to
secure a revision of the recent decis
ion of the United States circuit court
of appeals in the Standard Oil case
and that an application for re-argument
of the case and a motion for
modification of opinion woud be sub
mitted to the court Although no
time is fixed, action of the govern
met will be taken at the earliest pos
sible moment. In discussing the var
ious aspects of the case Bonaparte
took occasion to deny the report pub
lished in certain papers to the effect
that W. P. Prentice, a son-in-law of
John D. Rockefeller, had given or
was to give a dinner to the attorney
general, Rockefeller and Judge Gross
cup. Bonaparte said he was not ac
quainted with Prentice. He says dur
ing the political campaign one must
expect stories of this character. "Bar
ring its other merits," said Bonaparte,
"the report is wholly free from any
taint of truth." .
BIG ALLIGATORS FIGHT.
In New York Zoo One Big Saurian
NE W YORK, July 29.-A fight to
the death between two alligators fur
nished several hundred visitors to the
Bronx Zoo yesterday with a specta
cle rarely seen north of Mason and
and Dixon's line. The fight took
place in the forty foot pool beside the
reptile cage. ;
Te two boss alligators swam around
in circles. Finally finding ' that it
was impossible to catch each other
naping, the two big reptiles closed
with a rush. By the time the keepers
entered the inclosure every other al
ligator had left the pool. The figh't
resulted in the death of one of the al
ASKED TO BE ARRESTED.
Little Rock Man Begins To Do Queer
Things In Chicago.
CHICAGO, July 29.-J. B. Ensign
33 years old, said to be the head of a
hospital at Little Rock, Ark., as ar
rested at' the Victoria hotel last night
on a warrant taken by J. H. Kepen.
Ensign said he wished to be arrested
so that he would not get into any fur
ther trouble, He denied being a phy
sician and said- that he was a drug
salesman. The police say Ensign
?ave to two guests of the hotel,
checks which Were not honored and
'hat he owes a hotel bill and on an
FOR BIG GRAND STAND. -
SAN FRANCISCO. July 29.-The
commissioners of Golden Gate yester
day voted $5,000 for a grand stand.
Acording to recent plans the seating
capacity of the stand when all com
pleted will seat 150,000 persons. An
appeal for a public subscription to
carry out the work will be made.
BOY STOPS SUICIDE.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 29.-The
heroic work of 15 year old Walter
Murphy saved a greek named Luchin
ini Gustani from death from the foot
of Buchanan street when the lad un
aided pulled the Greek out of the wa
ter. The Greek had flung into the
bay seeking to commit suicide, but the
prompt work of the lad prevented
him from carrying out his urpose.
LOST IN THE WOODS.
Aged Woman Frightfully Bitten By
Mosquitos and Flies.
MENOMINEE, Wis., July 29.
Mrs. John Smith, 70 years old, wife
of a prosperous farmer of McAllister,
is lying in a precarious condition at
her home as the result of exosure and
being terribly bitten by mosquitos and
flies while lost in the wood3 for three
days and nights. Owing to her ad-
will recover. Mrs. Smith lost her
vanced years it is doubtful that she
way while picking berries and it took
a searching party of three to locate
her. She was finally discovered Mon
day night lying near a pool of water
with flies and mosquitoes swarming
about her prostrate body.
TAFT ESCAPES SHOT
Man Fires Shot Gun at Steamer
Island Queen .
MRS. RUSSELL SLIGHTLY HURT
Identity of the Shooter is Unknown
But Shot is Thought to Have
Been Meant For the Republican
CINCINNATI, O., July 29.-The
steamer Island Queen was fired upon
during her trip up the Ohio River
last "night w ith William H. Taft and
the notification committee and guests
aboard, and Mrs. Russell, of this
city, standing on the hurricane deck,
directly under the seat occupied by
the presidential candidate, was struck
in the face and breast by a number of
small shot. She was not seriously
Very few of those on the steamer
knew of the occurrence, 'and Judge
Taft was not told. A shotgun was
used, being fired by a man from a
shanty boat moored on the Ohio side
of the river. The identity of the
shooter is unknown.
The Island Queen had steamed
slowly around the bend at Dayton,
Ivy. and was near the middle of the
river when persons leaning on the
larboard rail saw a man emerge from
the cabin of a shanty boat moored on
the Ohio bank and fire a shotgun. He
was in his shirt sleeves and wore a
straw hat. :
Mrs. Russell gave a scream and de
clared she had been shot. She was
hurried into the cabin, where it was
found she was not seriously injured.
One of the shots had penetrated the
skin over her left eye and another
had struck her on the chin. The dist
ance was so great that the charge of
shot had almost spent itself when it
reached the boat. A number of pel
lets pierced her decks. A man stand
ing by Mr9. Russell's chair was also
hit by1 one of the shots, but he was
The officers of the boat stated that
they would make an investigation in
order to learn the identity of the mis
creant who fired the gun.