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About The morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1899-1930 | View Entire Issue (Aug. 29, 1908)
33rd YEAR. NO. 200
ASTORIA, OREGON, SATURDAY, AUGUST 29, 1908
PRICE FIVE CENTS
MAY YET CLEAR
Of C. B. Roberts, Who
Was Shot at Atlantic
ASSAILANT AT LARGE
Masked Man Determined to En
ter Where Mrs. Williams Was
With Roberts "
BUT WAS NOT HER HUSBAND
Although Mn. William Admit That
Her Husband Thought Sh Wat in
Boston, SHt Denies That the At
tailant Might Havt Been Hint
: ATLANTIC CITY, Aug.
Thouuh Charles B. Roberts, the
fancier and clubman of Baltimore,
who wag the victim of a mysterious
shooting on the board walk on Wed
nesday night, is Mill in a critical
condition at a local hospital, strong
hope i entertained by the physicians
that he will recover. He was suffice
icntly revived from unconsciousness
to tell the police lotnehting of the
man who shot him, and, acting upon
the faint clew which Is understood to
have been given them, they have been
working industriously to clear up the
mystery surrounding the shooting.
Mrs, Williams, who was in the
rolling chair with Roberts, and the
negro chairpusher, were subjected to
sharp cross-examination, and their
tories agree on the details.
Mrs. Williams told the police that
the man who halted the
chair came face to face
with them, walking slowly. Peering
through the glass windows behind
which Mr. Roberts and Mrs. Williams
sat, the man laid his head on the
chair, and shoved one of the windows
aside, at the same time showing a re
volver, Mrs. Williams declares she
offered him her chatelaine bag. The
stranger waved it aside and ordered
Roberts, to "get out." As Roberts
got up, Mrs. Williams says she look
ed hard and saw for. the first time
that the man was masked. He shot
four or five bullets, one of them tak
ing effect in Roberts' side, another
penetrating the back of the rolling
chair, narrowly missing Mrs. ! Wil
liams, and the others going wild. Then
Mrs. Williams declared, the man
walked coolly away in the direction
of the "Inlet," which is at the upper
end of Atlantic City.
Cleveland Secures Raferty and Graney From the
Portland Baseball Team Other Purchases .
CINCINNATI, Aug. 28,-Thc Na
tipnal Baseball Commission, gave out
the list of players purchased by the
major league clubs from the minor
league clubs since the closing of the
drafting season and which purchases
are approved by the commission. It
The National League Cincinnati,
from Los Angeles, George Ellis,
Boston, from Vancouver, Hyatti. .
Lieutenant of Seventh Infantry
Will Not Be Tried
WASHINGTON, Aug. 28,-First
Lieutenant Russell T. Hanard, of the
Seventh Infantry, today wholly retlr
ed from active service. The pending
courtmartial against him wa t sus
pended on the representation that
llazzard is not in proper mental con
dition to undergo trial, Hazzard was
with Funston in the famous chase and
capture of Aguinaldo, the .Filipino
leader, and the hardships of the
Philippines if supposed to be re
sponsible for his mental condition.
TAFT GOES Oil WEEK'S
, FISHING TRIP
REPUBLICAN. GIVEN A WARM
FAREWELL RECEPTION AT
HOT SPRINGS HOTEL."-.
HE WILL SPEAK AT ATHENA
Judge Taft Accompanied by Hit Wife
and Brother Charles Will Enjoy a
Week't Outing at Middle Bast
HOT SPRINGS, Aug. 28.-Judge
Taft, Mrs. Taft and Charles Taft left
tonight for the Middle Bass Island for
a week's fishing, Taft will deliver an
address at Athens, Ohio, tomorrow.
The end of the summer vacation of
the Republican candidate was an oc
casion for a rousing farewell by sev
eral hundred guests of the Homestead
Hotel. Taft expressed great satisfac
tion of news of the Iowa compromise
and his opinion relieves the national
situation in Iowa of any complicates
for contest in the scatorship.
ACCIDENTAL DEATH. ,
' CANTON, 0., Aug. 28.-Rev. I. D.
Milligan, pastor ojthc First Presby
terian Church, and well known as a
minister and golf played, killed him
self with a charge from a shotgun to
day. The coroner believes the shoot
ing was accidental.
QUEENS CLIFF, Viv, Aug. 29.
Spreey's flagship Connecticut entered
Tort Phillips Head at 11:20 today
with the remainder of the fleet trail
ing behind and started on a 30-mile
trip up the bay for Melbourne. The
villagers of Queen's Cliff lined the
shores and enthusiastically greeted
the Americans, ,
American League Boston, from
San Francisco, Frank Arellnnes; and
from Portland, Thomas Madden.
Chicago, from San Francisco, R. H.
Zeider and Harry Sutor, from Van
Cleveland, from Portland, T, F.
Raferty and Graney; from Oakland,
W. S.' Wright.
"Washipgton, from Los : Angeles,
Entire City of Folsom Swept by Terrific Flood
Railroads Out for 48 Hours
BRIDGES, HOUSES AND
Twelve Bodies of the Fifteen Who
coveredSearching Parties Formed, Who Expect to
v Find the Missing People
TRINIDAD, Colo., Aug. 28.-A
flood in the Cimmaron River, follow
ing a cloudburst, washed away a
number of dwellings at Folsom, N.
M, last night, and IS persons are re
ported to have been drowned. Twelve
bodies have ben recovered. Two
miles of track and 12 bridges on the
Colorado & Southern Railroad were .
washed out. Trains will be laid out,
46 hours. The known dead are:
R. B. WENGER.
MRS. R. B. WENGER.
IN LAST RESTING PLACE.
LEIPSIG, Aug. 28.-The body of
Baron Speck Von Sternburg, the late
ambassador of Germany to the Unh
id States, was interred at the family
mausoleum at Castle LueUhra today
after a simple service. David Jayne
Hill, the American ambassador, rep
REV. ELLIS DEAD.
.LEBANON'. P, Aug. 28 -Rev. D.
Y. Ellis, the survivor of the crew of
the Monitor, the civilar war battle
ship, and retired United Brethren
clergyman, died at Annville today at
the age of 68.
CHAFIN COMING WEST.
BOZEMAN, Mont., Aug.28.Eu
gene W. Chafin, prohibition candidate
for president, delivered an address
here today which was well received.
He left this afternoon for the west.
WAS NOT IN EUROPE.
NEW YORK. Aug. 28,-The pas
scngen list of the steamer Kron Prin
ressin Cecelie which arrived here
Tuesday shows the name of William
S. Williams. The police of Atlantic
City claims that Williams has not
been to Europe as he claims.
FIVE BOYS WHO STOL
BOAT MAY BE
Search Made for Twenty-Four Hours Results in
Finding of Battered Craft
EVIDENCE PICKED UP
The Unfortunate Youths All lived
Ranged in Age From Sixteen to Eighteen Years
Boat Was Worth $450
SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 28.-The
hope that the five boys who went row
ing on the bay yesterday and were
riot drowned was abandoned late to
day when the battered remnant of the
four-oared barge which they went out
in was pievked up on the Berkeley
shore. The boys are' supposed to
have drowned are Bert Fry, Frank
McGuire, Owen Healy, Parker Ash-
IN FLOOD WHICH
TRACKS SWEPT AWAY
Were Drowned Have Been Re
MISS DAISY WENGER.
MISS LUCY CREIGHTON.
- T. W. WHEELER,
Three Wheeler children.
T. W. Wheeler's sister in law,
whose name could not be learned.
Meager advices received here today
say that the entire city was swept
by the floods caused by the cloud
burst. Many houses were swept com
pletely away and nearly every house
in the town was damged to some ex
LINCOLN, Aug. 28.-Level stained
and dusty, the Bryan party returned
here late today. The journey from
lopeka carried Bryan through a
sparsely settled section of Missouri
and Nebraska, the consequence was
found that he had time to transact
considerable business. Bryan leaves
on Sunday for a three days speaking
tour includiug St. Paul, Cargo, Grand
Forks and Sioux City..
EXPLOSION KILLS TWO.
COPENHAGEN, Aug. 28.-Two
were killed and Six dangerously
wounded on board the Danish cruiser
Hekla today by a premature explo
sion of a shell.
F. H. BUSBEE DEAD.
Prominent Attorney of Raleigh, N.
C, Succumbs to Bright's Disease.
SEATTLE, Aug. 28.-After an ill
ness of 16 days, F. H. Busbee, a
prominent attorney of Raleigh North
Carolina, who came, to Seattle, to at
tend to the convention of the Ameri
can Bar .Association of which he was
a member. He died of Bright's dis
ease .at the Miner Hospital tonight.
He was attended to the last by warm
and personal friends. '
PROVES AN ACCIDENT
in South San Francisco and
ford, Robert Haslett, all Residents of
South San Francisco, ages 16 and 18.
. The boys had taken a new barge
valued at $450 from the South End
Rowing Club's boat house, donned
swimming suits, leaving their own
clothes in a heap on the boat house
floor. The search continued "last
night and today until the finding of
Frederick W. Lehman, St. Louis,
Chosen as President
SEATTLE, Aug. 28.-Thc thirty
first annual meeting of the American
Bar Association ended today with the
selection of Frederick W, Lehman of
St. Louis, as president; John I link',
of Ealtimore,, scrtary; and Frederick
E. Wadhams, of Albany, N. Y., treas
urer. The proposition to establish a
lawyers home was indefinitely post
poned. Following the annual banquet
tonight tHe delegates will leave on a
two days' excursion to the Sound.
TO DIRECT COURSE OF COM
COMING CAMPAIGN WOULD
v INVITE DISASTER.
SAYS EX-G0YERN0R 0'DELL
O'Dell Considers the Recent Declara
tion of Timothy L. Woodruff Re
garding New York Nomination as
Good Political Judgment
NE WYORK. Aug. 28.-After a
meeting of the executive committee
of the . New York State Republican
committee, ex-Governor .O'Dell said
he regarded the declaration of Tim
othy L. Woodruff of good political
judgment and the matter of nomina
tion of governor shuld be left to the
Woodruff perpously declared that
any attempt to direct the course of
the forthcoming convention would in
vite republican disaster. It is inti
mated upon the fight for the nomina
tion against Hughes, there will be
made a convention to follow with the
candidate yet to be selected. . -
Detroit 2, Philadelphia 11.
Boston 3, St. Louis 1.
Washington 2, 8, Cleveland 0, 0.
Chicago 0, 2, New York 1, 1.
Pittsburg 1. Philadelphia 0. ,
Pacific Coast League.
San Francisco 1, Los Angeles 3.
Portlaud S, Oakland 4. .
WILL NOT REPORT.
NEW YORK, Aug. 28.-John Mit
chell, the former president of " the
United Mine Workers of America,
and now chairman of the trade agree
ment department of the National
Civic Federation, said today that he
had .refused all requests to , make re
ports during the campaign.
IN RECORD FLOOD
Reaches a Height of 75 Feet and Sweeps Houses
and Bridges for Miles Around
FAYETTEVILLE, N. C, Aug. 28.
Cape Fear River at this point raised
to a height - of 75 feet breaking all
records of all former floods.
Houses and bridges are swept away
for mites around and damage to the
cotton and corn crop is estimated at
HOUSE Fl TO
President Entertains Dis
Roosevelt Examines the du
ties of the Two Best Classes
SON RIDES ARABIAN STEED
Among the Gathering Are James S.
Sherman and General Bell Who
Makes Trip From San Francisco to
Witness the Exhibition.
OYSTER BAY, Aug. 28.-Roose-
vetr had a busy day. He entertained
a dozen official visitors to lunch and
a number, of house guests, including
James S. Sherman. - The horse fair
was the feature of the daj a. Saga
moTelTill. The private sho was
held especially for the president so he
might, compare the qualities of the
two best classes of horses the world
has known, despart Arab and the Jus
tin' Morgan. ' '
Among those present besides the
present and his family were Genera!
Bell, and chief of staff, General As-
Ihire who came from San Francisco
especially to witness the exhibition;
'.Mr. and Mrs. Nicholas Longworth;
Cornelius aVnderbilt, Homer Daven
port and his son Homer Clyde Dov- .
enport, Peter B. Bradley, Major
Charles I. B. Beverse, commander of.
squadron C, New York national
Guard of Brooklyn; Republican Vice
Presidential Candidate Sherman, Con
gressman William B. McKinley, H. C.
Loudenslager, and several, of the'
i The Arab horses ridden by attend
ants was a beautiful sight, and Sied
Abdalla, the Bedouin slave boy, rode
in full native costume, carrying a spar
20 feet long. Kermit Roosevelt was
permitted to ride one of the Arabian
steeds. He rode beautifully with the
Arab boy. The president and the two
army officers made a thorough exami
nation of the horses. ; There is no
intention of buying Arab's for cavalry
service. The exhibition was merely
to make a comparison. '
EUGENE SEMPLE DIES.
SAN DIEGOf Cal., Aug. 29.-Eu-;
gene Semple," governor of the terri
tory of Washington, under President
Cleveland, died here today of pneu
35 per cent. Thre thousand people
are homeless. The city is in total
darkness tonight, adding greatly , to
the misery. In the country district
thousands are homeless. No trains
entered or left the city for three days.
The food, supply is short and prices