33rd YEAR. NO. 196 ASTORIA, OREGON, TUESDAY, AUGUST 25, 1903 PRICE FIVE CENTS FOUR KILLED III EUGENE Biq Bull Causes Derail- ment of S. P. Train 6 SERIOUSLY INJURED One of the Company's Oldest Engineers Dies After Being Scalded HEROIC WORK PREVENTS FIRE Cottage Grove Local Crathet Into Stubborn Bull Engineer Reverie Throttle and Seta Brakea But Waa , Unable to Come to Stop in Time. THE DEAD. i -70IIN NICHOLS, Portland, en gineer. FRANK BOLTER, Portland, fire man. , . -, ... , RAY SVVARTZ, Junction City. GEORGE BAILEY, Eugene. THE INJURED. VERNE APPERSON, Eugene, back and arm injured. JOHN WRIGHT, Portland, injur ed in leg. JOHN FRANCIS WILBRIGUT, Pittsburg, Pa., left arm broken and 'back injured. B. C. GILBERT, Eugene, back in jured. ALBERT RAH N, Portland, left arm cut by glass. ' J. A. BARTHOLOMEW, Medford. bruised. Others were more or less Injured. EUGENE, Or.; Aug. 24.-Lying beside the Southern Pacific track, Wite evidence of the cause of the wreck, is a large red bull, his severed head and neck resting on the oppo- nir tit the trnrV tn whrr tr rnl- lision with his tough body threw the Cottage Grove local at 9:20 , o'clock last night. As a result of the derailment, Jack Nichols, one of the oldest and most trustworthy engineers of the South ern Pacific Company; Frank Bolter, his fireman; Ray Swartz, aged 17, of Junction City, and George' Bailey, aged 18, who conducted a- lunch counter in Eugene, were killed and several passengers were injured. The smash happened three miles north of Eugene. , The Cottage Grove local, in charge of Conductor Charles Minkler, was' coming towards Eugene at its usual speed, when suddenly the locomotive struck the bull and the train was brought to a standstill with a great jolt. Then followed a grinding of iron on wood,, accompanied by the REPUBLICANS SURE . OF BIG MAJORITIES Chairman Hitchcock, at Close of Conference With Leaders, Finds Everything in Good Shape BOSTON, Aug, 24. At the' conclu sion of the New "England republican conference today Chairman ... Hitch cock, of the National Republican Committee "announced he found ev erythingin good shape and the expec tations of the leaders are that the JEROMECHARGES W1TI1- NDATION Hand, Who Is Appointed to Make Investigation, Submits Report ALBANY, N, Y Aug. 24-Richard f. Hand, who was appointed by Gov ernor Hughes to take testimony and report the findings on the charges filed against District Attorney W. T. Jerome of New York county by the minority stockholders' committee of the Metropolitan Street Railway Co. today submitted his report to the gov ernor. 1 he finds none of the charges proved and all but one disproved. He recommends a dismissal of the case. MANY LAWYERS GATHER AT SEATTLE FROM ALL OVER WASHINGTON. ' J. B. BRIDGES FOR PRESIDENT Nominating Committee Submit Entire List of Officers to Serve For Com ing Year C C. Gose is Mentioned as Candidate For Vict-Presldency. SEATTLE, Aug. 24,-One hundred and fifty lawyers, from all parts , of the state attended a meeting of the Washington state bar association to day. The following were named by the nominating committee as officers for the coming year. President J. B. Bridges, orAberdctn; first vice-president, C. C. Gose. Walla Walla; sec ond vice-president, Jeremiah Netercr, Bcllingham; third vice-president, C. S. Shank, Seattle; fourth vice-president, John A. Shackleford, Tacoma; secretary, C. Will Shaffer, Olympia; assistant secretary, W. V. Tanner, Seattle; treasurer, N. S. Porter, Olympia. crash of glass, as the coaches of the train swayed and caromed over the tic. . '' The engine v turned a complete somersault. Underneath the boiler was found the lifeless body of Fire man Bolter. One of he others was taken piece-meal from the mass of wreckage, while two others, their clothes in shreds, were found lying on their backs where they had been thrown when the crash came, clear of the wreck. One was killed outright, the other was injured. ' A brakeman was first to reach the engine after the' accident. There he found Engineer Nichols, face down wards near the throttle with the cab seat, upon his back. In aV effort to free the unfortunate man from the wreckage, rescuers seized him by the arms, and the scalded flesh ' came away in their hands. Nichols was conscious all the time, arid he was brought to Eugene hospital, where he died, at 2:30 this morning. usual republican majorities in New England will be rolled up this fall for the national ticket, 'The confer ence today was one of the most im portant to Hitchcock for the reason that within ten days there will be an election in Vermont and two weeks later one in Maine. 0 WASHINGTON BAR ASSN NAME CANDIDATES COLUMBIA RIVER FOR THE Reduced to. Cases, of Cans, INCLUDING ALL THE Columbia River Totals, Pius the mon Market to Satisfactory Status of Supply and Local r Packers Are Not Complaining The Asforian is pleased to present the following authentic futures cover ing the salmon pack from the mouth 1908, which closes today, at high noon, years, as follows (reckoning the case, Columbia River Packers' Association........ 80,000 Union Fishcrmn' Co-operative Packing Co.. 29,000 Sanborn-Cutting Company 20,500 A. Booth Packing Company 18.000 Altoona Packing Company. Pillar Rock Packing Company. ... .......,. J.'G. Megler & Company........ ........... Tallant-Grant Packing Company. .......... P. J. McGowan & Sons (two canneries).... Warren Packing Company (two canneries). Seufert Bros. Company,. Totals. To the foregoing .total for ' figures attained in the pickling and try, towit: ' - ' - Columbia River Packers' Association..... 1500 tierces Union Fishermen's Co operative Packing Company.! . . . ., 850 " Tallant-Grant Packing Company... 300 " Sanborn-Cutting Company 150 " Warren Packing Company....,... 350 ... " Schmidt & Company t. 750 " J. Lindenbcrger, Inc 350 " Vansycle . . ; 350 " Klevcnhausen & Company $50 Total ...............5150 tierces This output of pickled salmon will figure to 5,665,000 pounds, or 2832 tons, which reduced to cases, stands for '. 84,960 And to this again, must be added the net cases of frozen ; fish (steelheads) at 10,000 Which yields a grand total in cases of....... 335,460 Or 16,102,080 pounds of prepared fish. The splendid total brings the pack,of 1908 well within normal figures and with the Alaska packs well above all expectations, the salmon market is. on firm basis and the packers are generally quite well pleased with the catch and the prospects at hand. L0IIEIIIY11 -.DUES' HAUL AT YELLOWSTONE Desperate Bandit StopsEight Stage Coaches and Lines Up Jourist Passengers ONE VICTIM FORCED TO Youth Is Ordered to Dismount and lieves Passengers of $2,000 in Cash Besides Valuable '''" Papers and Jewelry LAKE HOTEL, Yellowstone Par, Aug. 24. The greatest stage hold-up in the west for many years at least, in the number of coaches held up, oc curred today within the boundaries of Yellowstone Park. The work 'was done by a lone highwayman and the passengers were absolutely helpless in his hands as no, guns are permitted in the park to either the drivers or tourists. In all, it is estimated, from the statement of the passengers that something like $2000 in cash was ob tained, drafts .worth $10,000, other papers and transportation, besides a rich haul in watches and jewelry. In MOB PACK YEAR 1 908 Forty-Eight One-Pound Each KNOWN PROCESSES Sum of Alaska Packs, Brings Sal of the Columbia river for the season of in "comparison with the two preceding always, at 48 one-pound cans): r 1J6 1907 1908 75,000 21,000 17,000 15,000 8.500 11,500 10,000 11,000 12,000 21,000 5,000 85,000 38,000 15,500 13,500 13.00Q 12,500 10,000 10,000 12,000 23,000 8,000 14,000 11,000 10,000 14,000 19,000 18,000 12,000 .246.500 196,000 240,500 1908, must be added the following freezing departments of the indus ASSIST HIM IN WORK Hold Sack While Robber Re 'all 21 coaches left Upper Geyser ba ! sin this morning. The highwayman was encountered about" five miles further on a.t a lone point along the banks of the creek which is lined with bushes. The first lot of coaches, num bering seven, and following each oth er closely, passed the place unharmed. After the first of the second lot of eight coaches came along the high wayman stepped from the bushes and ordered the driver to halt. The rob ber did not molJst this driver or any of the other drivers. - On the first seat sat F. Drew of Orlando, Florida, and stepson, P, Gaskins. Drew was or- PRESIDENT WILL ENTER TAIN ATHLETES Members of the Team Will Visit at Sagamore Hill Monday NEW YORK, Aud. 24.-President Roosevelt advised the local commit tee in charge of the reception to the American Olympic athletes that he will be glad to have the members of the team visit him at Sagamore Hill next Monday. He also notified the committee that he had requested the navy department to arrange for a re ception of contingents from the naval service and marine corps in the pa rade Saturday in this city. S L . MAY BUILD ROAD FROM TO IDAHO AND OREGON MEN FORM IMPROVEMENT CLUB . AT MARSHFIELD. URGE INDEPENDENT CAPITAL Governor Chamberlain Says in Speech That Harriman Does Not Encour age the Drain-Marshfield Railroad For Completion Soon. MARSHFIELD, Or., Aug. 24-The Southern Oregon and Idaho Improve ment League formed here today to encourage building a railroad from Idaho to the Pacific. Governor Cham berlain who was one of the speakers said Harriman did not give encour agement that the Drain-Marshfield road will be completed in the near future. Marshfield business men urged that independent capital be encour aged, and promised to take large blocks of stock in such an enterprise. A large number of prominent men were present from Idaho and the in terior of Oregon. dered to hand over what he had, amounting to $90. Gaskins, a boy of 18 years was ordered to dismount and hold the man's sack. This he did, at the point of a gun, all along the line of eight coaches. In one of the coaches, Forest Stevens, of Wilkes barre, gave a nervous laugh whicfh seemed to enrage the hold-up man. Stevens was otdered to dismount and also accompany the highwayman. When he got out, he started to go around the rig, but was summarily ordered to come back and got a whack over the head witlrthe barrel of the robber's rifle for his pains When the last of the eight coaches, was reached, the highwayman re marked that he had a good mind to shoot Stevens anyway and did fire a shot over his head. ID II BRYAN ARRIVES FOR THE NOTIFICATION State Fair Building at Indianapolis Will Accomo date 15,000 People INDIANAPOLIS, Aug. 24. Col. Bryan and party arrived here from Chicago this evening to participate tomorrow in the gathering at which John W. Kern will be formally noti fied of his nomination for vice-president by the Democratic party. The notification meeting tomorrow at the State Fair Grounds building will ac commodate 15,000 people and over flow meetings will be held if neces- H' q 10 INVESTIGATE WALL STREET COST Think Sales Were Match ed to Pretend Activity SMALLER BROKERS TIP Committee Appointed to Inter view Brokers Who Do the Enormous Buying 1,000,000 SHARES TRADED Almost Three Times as Much Trac ing Done on Saturday Than on Monday Arouses the Suspicions of the Authorities. NEW YORK, Aug. 24.-A special committee or five members of the stock exchange will conduct an inves- took place on the floor of the ex change Saturday, when more than a million shares was bought and sold in enormous blocks and in such a man ner as to arouse suspicion that the sales were so matched at to create fictitious impression of activity. The governor of the committee of lli ex change took up the mattcl altct the trading closed today and Iff. S Erkf session authorized the president Of the exchange to appoint an investiga tion committee. The trading on Sat urday amounted to over a million shares, while during the nve hours of trading today only 387,000. Some of the smaller brokers who trade on the floor for other brokers, were report ed to have given the names of three or four firms as having done practi cally all of Saturday's enormous buv- iny. Through them the committee may be able to trace simultaneous order to buy and sell. OFFICER'S WIFE MURDERED. LONDON, Aug. 24.-The wife of Major-General C. E. Luard was mys teriously murdered this afternoon in a desolate wood near Seven Oaks, near this city. No trace of the mur derer has been found, but the motive appears to have been robbery as valuable rings were taken from the woman's fingers. Mrs. Luard was shot with a revolver, and from the position oT her body she apparently faced her assailant, who must have shot at close range. , , sary. Bryan's journey from Chicago was marked by enthusiastic receptions at every station the train stopped. He delivered five speeches and shook hands with a large number of people. In all his remarks Bryan expressed his confidence in the righteousness of democracy's cause, and never failed to impress upon them his satisfaction with the Denver platform and urged it to be read with care.