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33rd YEAR. NO. 176
ASTORIA, OREGON, SATURDAY, AUGUST 1, 1908
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Gas pipe Murderers Are
THEY KILLED THREE
Slemson and Dabner Committed
Crimes In San Francisco
WERE CRUEL AND DARING
They Wert Executed For the Murder
of a Japanese Banker, But They
Alio Confeiied to Two Other Mur
den and Several Other Crimea, ,
FAIRVIEW, July 31.-Today was
uneventful, only a few visitor! going
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executed at San Qucntin penitentiary I . ,'.
at 10:04 o clock this morning, .n't .
will be a non-partisan affair and on a
simple scale. The indications point
to a large attendance. !
St. Louis 4, Philadelphia 2. .
Chicago 4, Washington 1.
Detroit 3, Boston 9.
Cleveland 16, New York 3.
' National League,
TJoston 1, Chicago 3.
Philadelphia 3, Cincinnati 0.
Brooklyn 2, Pittsburg 6.
New York 9, St. Louli 2.
Pacific Coast League,
Portland 1, San Francisco 6.
Los Angeles 5, Oakland 1.
Vancouver 10, Spokane 7.
Seattle , Butte 11.
Governor Chamberlain of Oregon on
BUFFALO, July 31. -Chairman
Mack, of the Democratic Nationa
Committee today appointed commit
tees to serve during the campaign
The members of the labor committee
f . a m '
are an members ot tne national com
mil tee. Governor George E. Cham
berlain, of Oregon, is named on the
BRYAN WRITING SPEECH.
Says Acceptance Addreas Will be
Completed by August S.
John,( Sicmsen and Louis Dabner,
who were today executed at San
Quentin, committed a series of crimes
In San Franemco soon after the earth
quake and fire.
They were executed for the murder
of N. Murakata, a Japanese banker,
but according to their own confes
sions, they were guilty of two other
murders and several assaults and rob
beries, Siemscn, who was a native of
Hawaii, had a long criminal record
and once served a term in San Qucn
tin for grand larceny. Dabner was a
mere boy from the interior of the
state, and a fruitless effort was made
to secure the commitation of his sen
tence to life imprisonment on account
of his previous good character.
On May 19, 1906 the two men en
tered the hardware store of F. E." Gil
Ion, forced him to give them $38 and
escaped though the alarm was at once j
given, l hey held up Lcland on the
right of July 11 of the same year at
a atreet corner and robbed him of
54SU. An innocent man was con
victed of having committed this crime
ami sent to San Quentin for fifty
years. While he was serving his sen
tence the real robbers confessed and
lie was pardoned. J. E. Dockwellcr,
a civil engineer, was beaten and his
money taken by Sicmsen and Dab
tier on August 18. This time there
was a third man with them who was
never captured. Two days later they
walked info the shoe store of J. Pfit
iier, beat him to death with a window
weight and robbed his till. Wm.
Friede, a clothing merchant, was beat
cn by them on Sept. 14, and
BAD FOREST FIRES
Are Raglrfjj Along the Columbia
INTERFERE WITH NAVIGATION
In Southern Part of the State They
Continue Unchecked and Have
Wrought Great Damage Force of
Rangers Fighting the Flames.
PORTLAND, July 31. Big timber
fires arc raging on both sides of the
Lower Columbia River and appear to
be extending in every direction.
Captain Bailey, who brought the
steamer Eureka up the " river from
Astoria last evening, says the smoke
is so dense that navigation can be
carried on only with difficulty. Back
of Green's Point and Linnton he
could plainly see the fires which were
making rapid inroads through the
A big fire is raging at the head of
the Clackamas, where the forestry' re
serve service has about 65 men em-
his j ployed fighting the flames. So far
store robbed. At noon on October
3rd Sicmsen and Dabner entered the
Kimmon Ginko, a Japanese bank of
which M. Murakata , was manager
and A. Sasaki, assistant manager. The
former was beaten to death and Sasa
ki so seriously injured that his reason
was not restored for several months.
The men secured $2,100 on this oc
casion. A month later they walked
into the jewelry store of Henry Beh-
-rand and hithim upon the head with
CUPID AND THE STORK.
BY SUDDEN CAVE-IN
Accident Occurs at Crow's Nest
Pass on Canadian Pacific
RESCUERS ARE AT WORK!
Only Warning Was a Sudden Roar of
the Crashing Rock and the Men'
Haity Dash For Liberty Came Too
Twini Arrived in Home Where Wed
ding Is Toward.
NEW YORK, July 31Dan Cupid
and the stork' yesterday kept things
busy at the home of Mr. and Mrs
Henry Schipman in New Brunswick,
N. J. The house had been decorated
for the wedding of Miss Bertha Mis-
ncr, a sister of Mrs, Schipman to Per
cy J. Hunter,
The Rev. Dr. Knox arrived to per
form the ceremony only to find that
the stork had visited the house three
hours prior to the hour for the wed
dfng and left the Schipman's twin
boys. The pastor married the young
couple and then christened the two
boys. . t ,.m r
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FOUND THE DYNAMITE.
BELLINGHAM, July 31.A dis
patch to the Reveille from Coal Creek
C says as a result of the cave-in
of the coal mine at Crow's Nest Pass
on the Canadian Pacific, 23 miners
were buried in the workings of the
mine, and they may all succumb be
fore aid can reach them. A large crew
of rescuers arc at work endeavoring
to dig a tunnel through 400 feet of
earth which separates the men from
daylight. The accident that occurred
this morning came without warning.
The miners were at work on the main
drift mine. The only warning was a
sudden roar of crashing rock and the
men's hasty dash for liberty came too
late. It is thought to be doubtful
hether the men can live until they
are rescued as it will take days to dig
them out, or send them food.
ERNIE, B. C, July 31. At four
clock this afternoon when all hope
had been given up, 20 miners were
rescued. Three men are still missingr.
the .fire has been confined to dead
timber and everv effort is beine out
forth to keep it from destroying live "nation of Hughes,
trees. Fifteen of the fire-fighters are
forest rangers. As they were unable
to cope successfully with the fire 50
extra men had to be employed.
Lesser fires demand the attention
of other government forces at the
outskirts of the reserve. No reports
have been received from the men in
the field today. At last accounts they
Fail to Learn Taft'a Attitude Regard
ing Hughes' Re-nomination.
NEW YORK, July 31. If the re-
ublican leaders of New York state,
ho conferred today with Chairman
Hitchcock hoped to draw the Taft
manager, expression ot opinion as to
the wisdom of re-nominating Gover
nor Hughes or of turning him down
they were keenly disappointed.. Prac
tically the entire day was spent lis
tening to the state leaders expound
their views on the governorship
question, but he declared he would
not consent, himself, to take party
in a purely state matter, so long as
there is no party breech which might
endanger the national ticket. Not
only did Htichcock conceal his own
views, but eluded every ettort ot the
callers to learn whether- Roosevelt
and Taft were in favor of the re-nom-
5AN FRANCISCO, July 31.-0-
beying directions given them by John
Claudiancs, charged with blowing up
ex-Supervisor Gallaghers house at
uaxiana, detectives yesterday went
to Sausalito and discovered a box
containing twenty sticks of dynamite
at. the spot indicated by Claudianes.
Claudianes guided the party and led
them directly to the place. The ex
plosive was brought to this city is
be placed in evidence at the coming
trial of Claudianes.
TAFT SENDS REGRETS.
The Candidate Will Not Attend the
Interstate Fair at Denver.
HOT SPRINGsTjuly 31. Taft to
day spent a comparatively quiet day.
Colorado wants the candidate for the
opening of the Interstate Fair and
Exposition to be opened on Labor
Day at Denver. As the acceptance of
the invitation would mean the aban
donment of I aits present , plan to
conduct his personal campaign, his
regrets were sent . Taft has not yet
indicated whether he will make a
reply to Bryan's comments on his
peech of acceptance.
j HEARING IS CONTINUED.
Injunction by S. P. Against the Intec
state Commerce Commission.
I SAN FRANCISCO, July 31. -The
hearing injunction sought by the
j Southern Pacific and the California
and Oregon Railroad against the In
terstate Commerce Commission will
be continued until the latter oart of
Henri Farman's Aeroplane lTb,TThc ui- wa,,brou.ht to
, restrain the commission from inter-
f ering with rates fixed on rough green
lumber from the Willamette River
points to San Francisco and Bay
points. The railroads had fixed the
rate at $5 per ton which was set aside
by the commission on complaint of
the Oregon lumbermen and the rates
of $3.40 'and $3.65 per ton was fixed
Makes Fine Flight
BROUGHT FROM FRANCE
Starts Like a Bird and Makes
Express Speed Through
the Air '
HIS RIVAL HAS AN ACCIDENT
ALBANY IRON WORKS BURNS.
Frank Hamilton, the America Aero
naut Sails His Dirigible Balloon
Into the Race Course and Bangs
Against the Grandstand.
FISH PIRATES BUSY
Steal Five Thousand Salmon
Valued at $2,000
BIND AND GAG WATCHMAN
After the Thieves Get All the Fish
They Can Carry, They Open the
Trap and Allow Twenty-five Thou
sand to Escape.
BELLINGHAM, July 31. -Two
armed pirates last night rowed up to
a fish trap of the Alaska Packers' As
sociation at South Point Roberts and
disarmed the watchman at the muzzle
of a gun, bound and gagged him, and
made off with 5000 salmon value at
$2000. They loaded the fish into a
scow and towed them away. Besides
stealing the fish they opened the
trap and allowed 25,000 more fish to
escape, io suspects have been cap
tured but their identification is
NEW YORK, July 31-Rising from
the ground like a giant bird and dart
ing -through the air' at an express
train speed, H. Farman's aeroolane.
or' heavier-than-air flying machine,
which was brought here from France,
made its initial flight in this country
late this afternoon at Brighton Beach.
It rose from an especially prepared
"dock" at the will of the inventor and
after attaining a height of 25 feet it
flew straight ahead on a direct line,
finally alighting with exquisite grace
when the air pilot diminished the
motive power, landing amid provoked
cheers Farman was surrounded and
literally hugged by jubilant aero
nauts. As a rival attraction
Frank Hamilton, the American aero
naut, sailed his dirigible balloon into
the race course. , During his flight,
the propeller broke and the balloon
was banged against the grandstand
throwing Hamilton out. Farman was
the first person to go to his assistance
an he shook , his rival's hand warmly.
Hamilton secured a new propeller and
Loss Estimated at $20,000 With In
surance at $9000.
ALBANY, Or., July 31.-The prin
cipal "part of the Albany Iron Works,
the largest foundry in the state out
side of Portland, was destroyed by
fire tonight. The, loss Is twenty
thousand dollars and carried insur
ance of $9000.
DOCTORS AT OUTS,.
SAN FRANCISCO, July 31.-Ten
members of the faculty of the College
of Physicinas and Surgeons of this
city have handed their resignations
to President Winslow Anderson as
the result of discontent with the con
duct of the affairs of the institution
that has been smouldering since 1906.
The resignations include nearly every
department of the college. Dr. An
derson stated yesterdav that the
withdrawal of the faculty would not
delay the college work to any extent.
7: MAKE IT PAY
Is Reason Why Hill Abandoned
Pacific Trade '
STEAMERS RUN AT A LOSS
HARRIMAN MAY BUILD.
Railroad Magnate Wants His
Keichel Knocks Out
SAN FRANCISCO;,, July 31.
Stanley Ketchell, of Grand Rapids,
a fish plate. The blow failed to ren-jsent word that none of the best tim
.der him unconscious and he grappled ber htfd been destroyed.
-with Dabner, at the same time calling A report from Detroit, near Al-;made short work of Hugo Kelly, of
for help. Dabner was taken into bany, says that forest fires are con- Chicago, tonight, in their schtduled
i custody and Behrand later was given j tinning unchecked and some of the 20-round contest for the world's mid
:the award of $1500 offered for the most valuable timber in the state has die weight championship. He knocked
capture of either of the criminals, already been destroyed. A large force: his man out after but 25 seconds' of
whose deeds terrorized the commun-jof rangers is fighting a further adr j fighting in the third round, a left shift
'ity. Dabner broke down and confes vance of the flames, which will cause, j flush to' the jaw placing Kelly hors
sed implicating Sicmsen, who was ar a great loss if not soon checked. The du combat. Although Ketchell won
rested in his room. He also confes- timber is reported to' be very' dry and j early, the victorywas not an easy
Bed, corroborating the story ftf his as-'the fire, fanned by a strong wind, is one. In fact, it looked a bit blue for
sociatc in crime. I spreading rapidly. ' , j the champion as he took his seat at
the termination of the second round.
In the two fast rounds Kelly out
fought his man from the tap of the
gong to the end of the round. Ket
chell came up quickly in the third
round, and immediately laced out
with his left which he placed, twice
in succession on the Chicago man's
jaw. Before'the semi-dazen Italian
had a chance to catch himself, Ket
chell shifted his left to his jaw and
Keljy toppled over as thought struck
by a sledge hammer.
NEW YORK, July 31 -Edward H
Harriman may build a great sky scra
per for the central offices' of his rail
roads. Mr. Harriman controls 18
large railroads and more than a score
more of subsidiary companies. His
main offices have been in the Equita
ble Life building for years. That
structure u to be torn down soon to
make way for a new building and Mr.
Harriman has an option on four floors
in the new City Investing building
But the officers of many railroads con
trolled by him are in other structures
and he wants to house all under one
roof eventually .
INSURE TAFT'S LIFE.
James J. Hill Says That he Cannot
Compete With Other Countries,
and Said he Knew it Was Coming
a Long Time Ago.
Exchange House Betting
ST. PAUL, July 3l-The announce
ment that the Hill lines have aban
doned the marine portion of their
share of the trade with Japan and
China and the affiliation with the
Japanese steamship lines, it came as a
shock to the many , people of the
northwest. According to James J.
Hill of the Great Northern, it was to
"Why." exclaimed Hill, "Our Pa
cific trade has been gone for a year.
As long as 15 months ago I told them
what was coming." .
When asked if the action of the
American roads withdrawing from the
Pacific carrying trade was due to the
action of the Interstate Commerce
Commission, Hill replied:
On' "Resentment! No. The commis
sion cannot be blamed for enforcing
the law. The Pacific trade was given
up because it did not pay. America
today has no flag on the high seas or
NEW YORK, July 31.-Gossip
among insurance men has it that a
stock exchange house has taken out a i might as well not have, for we can-
policy upon the life of Wm. H. Taft j not compete with any other country,
iiv nnn t r i. r. t ,
puu,wu. . in me ivooscvcit-rarKcr i ana we must nana tne load over to
campaign a Republican -who had bet I anybody that asks for it. The only
on the candidate of his own party and ' way for us to continue in the Pacific
figured that he could not lose except! trade would be for the railroads to
through the death of the Republican , own their own steamers and run them
nominee, took out a policy on the life at a heavy loss. We are not a sea
of Mr. Roosevelt, running to flection t faring nation; we have ! no sailors,
day. The policy on Mr. Taft's life though under the law Americans
spoken of is the first case' since the must constitute" two-thirds, or three
campaign of 1904 in which a Lloyd's fourths of the crews What we must
policy, has been taken out on the life have to make the ocean carrying
of a public' man here. The rumor said trade possible, is not laws that sub
that the premium charged by Lloyd's sidies, but intelligent legislation that
for the Taft insurance was 5 per cent, helps instead of hinders." '