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'OVERS THE MORNING HELD ON THE LOWER COLUMBIA
All EIIUH STEAMER HIID
Over 100 lives lost by
Burning and Drowning
FIRE BURNED RAPIDLY
, The Accident Happensd at En-
Mflce to the Harbor of
. , vValetta, Malta
CAPTAIN PERISHES AT HELM
elf broadside on lh rock at the
mouth of the harbor. Site ti still
burning and will be total Ion.
Captain littler' body wai landed
In the presence of large crowd
which tood uncovered, Many of the
Arab women, It ia atated, behaved
with greater calmneis than did the
men, many of whom were panic
stricken. . The cause of fire la not
known, but denial ha been made
that there were explosion aboard.
Unqueitionably, however, exploion
occurred and it wa it first believed
that the rapid apread of flame were
largely due to the flowing of naptha
NATIONAL GUARD GOES
pure copper will be required for thi
worx, J lie mint here hai now been
warded the riant to coin all lubsi
diary coin required on thi coast and
in addition I at work on $8,000,
WW ilver COin for the Phili'iinim-n.
The completion of thi task will take
four moiittu ttcady work. A few of
the new five-dollar gold piece
known the "countersunk" deign,
nave teen coined, the result of the
official tent at Wanhington being
awainted before more are turned out
uy me coin laciory. me design I
aid to be very artistic.
ASTORIA, OREGON, THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26. 1008
WAS WELL KNOWN ON Thp.
COLUMBIA WHERE HE LAID
FOUNDATION OF FORTUNE
GOLD BEACH, Or.. Nov. 25.-
R. D. Hume died at his home at
Weddcrburn, on the Rogue river.
DEPUTY SHERIFFS HAVE
PITCHED, BATTLE WITH
Warthlpe and Naval Launch At
tempt to Render Awiatanca But
Ara ITnahU P,m 1I-..M. iti
Fated Vaaaat-Crew Acta BraJy.l r.ERTU. N. J., Nov. 25,-Fol-
' .lowing a pitched battle between 700
i . striker and 12 deputie today at the
uactory oi the National Fire Proofing
WOOD PRINCIPAL MATERIAL.
Great a the advance in fireproof
construction ha been durinir the
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. , "" uom ar- niormng. He had been I for some
chitcct and builder, find thcmselve. week. with kidney tro b e from
so dependent on wood to-day that whirl, h, u,A h. . ...ir '
years and for which he had under
gone a number of operations. He
wa one of the wealthiest men of the
Pacific northwest, being eenerallv
known a the salmon king.
Robert Deniston Hume wa boro
f Am.A r: n.4k.. 91 to,?
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" " " ",.. (jren, nearly all of whom are dead
"111.1 un Dianu vn lower uroauwav iri. tr:n:. tr
Yu. ... . . "f farmer of emaH means who died in
ZX Jl ? Z f UT i9fa Ua m- fi" w" Cecelia A.
TllTu. Al , T LV. ; t"011 Bnt. aid to be a relative of Wil-
r. r'r r. ,na nr; Him Cullen Bryant, and his second
SHIP RELIEF SAFE.
Word Received in California A To
Her Location And Condition.
BERKELEY, CaL, Nov. 25.-Mr.
Charles Francia Stokes, wife of Dr.
Stokes, who is the commander of tbe I
Naval hospital ship Relief for the
safety of which grave fears have
been entertained, late last night re
ceived the following cablegram from
her husband, the message coming
wiiwtuv, xmov. 3. it is now
they are compelled to admit that the
forest of the country are likely to
oe the chief source of building ma
terial for many year to come.
"The use of cement, terra cotla,
brick and tone, with a frame work
of steel, will make it possible goon
VALETTA, Island of Malta. Nov.
Z5.-A terrible disaster in which
more than 100 person lost their
lives, occurred at the entrance to thi
port thi morning within fight of
tbt whole city, which wa powerless
to givt aid. The British ateamer
Sardinia, or the .'.Herman line, hail
ing from Liverpool and bound for
Alexanderla, with a crew of 44 Eng
lishmen, 11 first and 6 second-class
English passenger and nearly 200
Arab pilgrims aboard, caught fire
and within a few minute wa a roar
ing furnace aurrounded by cloud of
tmoke, through which the flame
burt upward to a height of 200 feet.
The fire wa caused by an explosion
in the hold. So rapidly did the fire
apread that the frantic effort of the
erew to operate the fire applratti
proved useless and it seemed but a
moment before the upper work and
mast erhed down upon the deck,
while the ships boat were crashed
tL . .1. . a
oy m tailing 01 aeorie or were
quickly burned. Safety lay only In
jumping overboard and taking
chance of being picked up. Assist
ance wa hurried to the burning ea
el from all the wafihlp in the har.
bor an from the hore, but the work
of rescue wa greatly impeded by the
atrong tide running. Even naval
launches which came a fast as they
could be driven were unable to go
alongside. Among the Arab there
wa a panic that could not be eon-
trolled. Many of them were too ter
rified to Jump and were burned to
death. Other casting themielvei in
to the waves were drowned. The
erew behaved with admirable, cour
age, lervinaf out life-preserver to
the Inst and working the pomp.
When tfiey became useless, Captain
Charles Littler took the helm and
directed bit ihip toward the thore
a long at it could be navigated. He
perished at his post. First Officer
Frank Watson, all three engineer,
18 of the ship's company and two
first-das pasenger. one of them a
boy named Grant, are missing.
fifty or more bodies have been re
covered and 70 person were rescued.
It is Impossible to state just how
many were drowned or , burned be
cause the list of Arabs is incomplete,
but the number will doubtless far
! exceed the estimates,
; After the vessel had refused to
1 A I 1 . a at .1 . . .
uocy me ncim me arnica around 1 entire order when the demand re
three times and finally beached her- quires. It is estimated that a ton of
Company at Keasebey near here in
wbicb six of the striker were shot
down, Governor For dispatched four
companies of the State National
Cuard to the icene and tonight the
sttcet are patrolled by 250 soldiers.
Intense excitement prevails as the
striker declare the deputies were
not justified in firing upon them.
Two of the wounded men are dying
in the hospital The citirens fear to
morrow when a renewal of the at
tack on the plant it threatened.
The men employed by the Raritan
River Clay Co. went on a strike two
week ago for higher wage. The
itnkert, most of whom are foreiun
ers, declare that they were given to
understand that If Taft was elected
that wages be restored to $1.50 per
day. They now get $1.30. Factory
officials deny that any such promise
was made. The striker marched to
the Perth Amboy Fire Brick Com
pany and induced the men to go out
there. Each ucceeding day the
strikers are increased in number
and are marched to other towns in
ducing men to go out.
At the National plant a number of
American workmen remained at
work and these were attackd by for
eigner as they were leaving their
work last night. Today deputies
were put on guard. The striker
gathered around the factory armed
with heavy iron pipes, pitchfork,
clubs, stones, and the police say
tome of them showed revolver.
There followed a bombardment of
stones and Chief of Police Burke,
who Is In personal command, asserts
that the strikers climbed the fence
and that the deputies were compell
ed to fire to protect themselves. He
1 authority for the atatement that
there were but two revolver In po
sesslon of the deputies. This, how
ever, ts denied by the strikers. Atj
least a dozen shot were fired point
oianx at tne strikers ana six men
felt So far as is known the striker
did not return the fire. Upon teeing
their companions fall the workmen
fled, leaving the wounded on the
MORE COPPER COIN.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 2S.-The
local mint has completed 10,000 pie
ces of the 300,000 copper colnt re
cently ordered by the treasury de
partment and is prepared to fill the
proof materials will do away with
the need of using lumber in a com
paratively few years it a very crro
neous one All of the various fire
proof materials going into the ap
proved construction of the more sub
stantial buildings are used in great
er quantities now than the world
dreamed of a few years ago, yet the
heavy demand for lumber continues.
That wood predominates is shown
by the annual building records. Of
the permits used for buildings erec
ted lat year, approximately 61 per
cent w4tt constructed of wood, and
the remaining 39 per cent of fire re
sisting material, according to a re
port issued by the Geological Sur
vey on operations in forty-nine lead
ing cities of the country. These (in
ures are the more significant when
it is realized that they only represent
the building activities in the lareer
cities: they do not take into account
the construction of dwellings, stores
wife waa Mary A. Duncan.
At the age of 7 years Mr. Hume
was taken into the family of Robert
Deniston, with whom he remained
till he came to California in 1864.
For several years he was in the
employ of ITapgood, Hume & Co.,
who operated the first salmon can
nery In the United States on the Sac
Afterward he came to the Colum
bia river, where he laid the founda
tion of his large fortune in the fish
eries, building and operating a enn
nery there for ireveral years. In 1876
he came to the Rogue River and
bought the salting works of Rfley &
Stewart. He built a cannery on the
south side of the river at Ellensburg
also a hatch. These, with his store,
wharves and other buildings, were
burned in 1893.
Mr. Hume took a great interest in
the propagation of salmon and prob
and other hnillinr t tk. i,!,...,nH. M7 w tbe best informed man in
of small cities and towns scattered the wor,d on ,he "ubJect PPearw8
over and not included in the forty- at one t,me befor eomm'ee of
nine cities In which the reckoning it ccnrt? t0 exP,ai" " wo- He
made. na wrlttn many pamphlets and
In towns anH small Mr. ,. newspaper articles in connection
usually the predominating building
with the work which are now
I and it is safe to say that if P""' "andards.- Me built the
the statistics had included Retires for hatchery on Ek "er-
all places of whatever size, the per- 'ards turned " over ,0 the Kvern
centage of wooden construction mcnf of the Uni,ed Sta,M- He a,so
would have been much greater. Thee had a Pr,va,e hatchery on Indian
figures, as a rule, are only for the reek- JM,t above Go,d Beach-
corporate limits, and the suburbs of Soon after omin to bold Beach
these cities have each very large he commenced buying up the lands
amount! to be added. .The cost, also, alon& the rlver and ocean ont
is relatively higher in these cities he fina,ly controlled all the river
than. In towns nearer the base of the frn,aRe r mote than 12 miles up
ARCHIBALD STILL ON
GIVES SOME FURTHER INFOR
MATION AS TO STANDARD
CO.'S EARLY HISTORY
the river, and seven miles of ocean
frontage; this gave him a monopoly
of the fishing and brought millions
to his purse.
At the time of his death he not
only controlled .the Rogue but prac
tically all the waters of Curry coun
ty, besides interests on the Klamath
river in California. A line of his
own boats carried the products to
Marshfield, where they were trans
ferred for shipment to San Fran
directly from Sorsogon, a town on oracticalv settled that th frit-rr ri a
the outheastern coast of tbe Island of Peter Van Vlissigen will remain
of Luzn, Philippine group: around the $1,500,000 mark, as Re-
iihip injured by storm. Arrived ceiver W. C. Nihlart n., it 1,..
nere an wen. cant say how long we evening, "and the creditors will be
will remain; awaiting further instruc- doing well if they realize five or six
uons irom Manna. oer cent on their invetmn
me neiiei sauca trora Manila Mrs. Van V ss n will nv K.
Nov. 15th from Guam, Ladrone made penniless either, for the $72-
group, carrying cable operators to 000 assets are largely made of real
inai j',ice. Ine vessel was due on estate and her dower rights must be
rrmay last out noming nad been satisfied.
heard of her until Dr. Stokes' cable
to his wife, who is at present living
here, arrived. It was feared the ship
had foundered in the storms which
have swept the eastern seas recently
as she made heavy weather of the
voyage with the Atlantic fleet from
Samoa to Australia, rolling so much
at times that it was thought she
would turn over. The ship was evi
dently blown far out of her course
and made the coast of Luzon for
shelter and repairs
MANILA, Nov. 25.-Admiral Sper
ry today receivd a tclceram from the
hospital ship Relief, five days over- SAVANNAH, Ga., Nov. 25. The
due at Guam for which port she "'e rd Italian car with for cylin
sailed from this harbor, Nov. 15th, ders that hummed like giant bumble
the message comine by wav of Sor- Dees anl with American driver to
sogon, in Southern Luzon, and stat- day on the first international light
tng that the ship was badly damaged car race ever held in this country.
by a typhoon which was encounter- 'n doing so the car and driver set the
cd on Nov. 18th during which the big record of 52.56 milea an hour for
engines were disabled. Fire broke out 196 miles over part of the circuit
on the Relief but was promptly got- which tomorrow will be used by the
ten under control, the crew of the grand prize racers. . Hilliard, of
ship showing splendid discipline. The Boston, in the Lancia car, proved
Relief is now proceeding to Manila the winner in the elapsed time of
under her own steam, repairs to her three hours, 43 minutes, 33 seconds,
engines having been made by thejBurman in a Buick finished second,
crew. I more than six minutes behind the
The news confirms the fears that winner. Lorimer, in a Chalmers-
were entertained here that the Relief Detroit, took third, Hearns in a
had met with disaster as she did not Buick fourth, and Pooles, Italian
The Count Attempts to
Get Custody of Children
HATTER Ifl COURT
ITALIAN CAR WINS
AUTO RACES HELD AT SA-
VANNAH RACE COURSE AND
GOOD TIME MADE.
arrive at Guam on time.
car Isotta, wa fifth.
OUTLAWS TO ORGANIZE.
LOS ANGELES, CaL, Nov. 25.-
The California State Leaeue. "out
laws, are to come into organized
baseball January 1, 1909. This is the
ALL DUE TO TAFT I
viiicauu, ivov. 3. An expen-1
diture of $1,600,000 for new equip
ment ana power was decided upon
by the board of directors and man
agement of the Rock Island system news brought back from Fresno by
ycsicruiy. inc oraer win comprise Henry Barry of the Los Angeles ball
01 lutomouves ana u au-sieei pas- team, who returned yesterday .Bar
senger cars, in connection with the ry declares that the outlaw will he
order, i-resident a. U Wmchell w;th the Coast Learni from now on
Maicu mat tne comnanv nas annnten wul ,u. k..:vi. . .c .v.
. " VU fcUC 1U33,U1G CJltCpUUU VI IUC
...1 .ra consinicnon lor nearly an Stockton team, they are ready to
its cars, including baggage and mail come into th fnW now A .m.M
cars and day coaches. The railroad probably make formal application
officials declare their belief that the this week but they desire to await
railroad business WOUld continue tO the cominir of Present R,n Tolin
Counsel for Castellane Unmer
cifully Scores Prince De
SOME SHOCKING STATEMENTS
Anna Gould New Husband Accused
of Many Laches Including Forgery
of Notea Amounting to $30,0CO
Tbe Fair Princess Also Flailed.
EfiGLISHLTAH TOO OUCH
FOR ABE ATTELL
son of the American League and the
other big league magnates who are
to visit the coast with him about
RESCUED FROM WATER.
AMERICAN DIDN'T HAVE A
CHANCE. HIS OPPONENT
BEING GREAT FIGHTER
MADISON SQUARE. N. Y., Nov.
25. Dorando Pletrl, of Italy, de
feated John J, Hayes of this city in
a renewal of the Marathon race to
night. The distance was., 26 miles
385 yards, the same a the Olympic
: Marathon which Haye won at Shep-
! herd' Bush, London, last summer,
Dorando held the lead from start to
finish, finally winning by about 60
; yards. Hayes was in the lead five
time during the race, but only for
' a few seconds each time. Dorando'
time wa 2:44:20 2-5; Hayes, 2:45:05
1-5. Hayes weakened in the last half
mile and the Italian won handily.
Dorando' time tonight was nearly
11 minutes faster than Hayes made
when he won the race, at Lon
don. Hayes then covered the dist
ance in 2:55:18.
REMANDED TO JAIL.
NASHVILLE, Nov. 25. -No re
quest has been made for admission
by Robin Cooper and father, Colonel
Cooper, who were arrested in con
nection with ex-Senator Carmaek'
death, when they were arraigned to
day. Counsel for the defense at
tempted to have the ease et for
the January term of court but Judge
Hart allowed the state' request for
December 8th. The court then re
manded the prisoners to jail.
NEW YORK, Nov. 25.-Detailed
information of much magnitude and
diversity of the Standard Oil Com
pany s business was given by John
Archbold, vice-president of the com
pany, on the resumption of his tes-
GIFTS FOR FLEET.
NEW YORK, Nov. 25,-Christ
mas gifts to officers and men on the
world touring battleship fleet now
at Manila will be carried on the sup
ply ship Celtic, but as she will not
timony today in the hearing of the the Brooklyn navy yard until
federal suit to dissolve the oil com- ""dale of December, rernembran
hlnatinn ArrhhnM nM i, at th ces from sweethearts and relatives
Standard which by eliminating job- wiU be ltile ,aie.in rea(:hin& their
bers and retailers, stepped in and destination. The Celtic will meet the
greatly reduced the price of oil to flft either at Negro Bay, Morocco,
consumers. The hearing adjourned or at Gibraltar. The fleet is due at
after a brief session until Monday NeK" Bay on Bec- 31st AM " w'
when Archbold will, resume. Coun- braltar Feb. 6. Asidfr from Christ
sel for the defense :; probably , will present the Celtic will carry
place William Rockefeller on- the "early is.uuu eggs, auu ton ot meats.
stand Immediately afterwards. hundreds of chickens, Hour, meal and
" 1 . .. ,1 . l.iil. !'
Archbold said that in the 80's fears l0" supplies tor me oauiesmps
were widespread that the supply of
crude oil would be depleted and BLACK BLOOD FADING.
that accordingly he parted with
some of his shares at 70 to 80 cents NEW YORK, Nov. 25. Miss LU-
on the dollar. Much of the day was lie Devereaux Blake created some
spent in spreading on me recora ng- thing of a sensation yesterday at a
ures showing the production and meeting of the Society For Political
consumption of on in ihkj and at Study at the Hotel Astor in a 6s
the present time. Archbold did not cusson on "Criminals," by saying, af-
thmk much of the possibilities of the ter reference had been made by oth
mid-continent oil field! when they ers to the record of necroes in crim
were discovered and caused laugh inal annals: "White blood is now so
when ' he recalled that at that time mixed with black blood that the real
he said "He would undertake to negro is being wiped out. In 100 years
drink all the oil they produced." from now I dont suppose there will
These oil field produced 70,000 be one left and evervbodv. broadlv
barrel each day and Archbold said speaking, will have a strain of negro
he was mistaken in hi! early judg- blood in their veins. I cannot say that
ment. II will regret it. There were others
Archobold s testimony will prob- who did not take this view.
ably last several days.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 25.-E.
M. Forberg and Edward Callaay, of
the crew of the pilot boat Lady Mine
narrowly escaped death in the break
ers on the bar at the entrance to this
port yesterday when the yawl in
which they were going to fetch Pi
lot McCullough from the bark Tur-
T.ns ANr.mpc: v. eA.Jgot upset. The men were clad in
-r ' v-J v, nuc I. ..... ... . .
Attel. hitherto th nAS,t,A wi,. oots and oilskins and had a hard
struggle to keep afloat until Mate
more than his match tonieht in Christensen in another small boat
Freddie WeUh th Pno-tut, tii,f. came to their aid. I he accident was
weight and one of the greatest little the resuIt o the stron wind which
fighters that ever appeared in a ring had .kicked UP an. cross S.M on
in this city. Attell never had a tne bar- K1 wav turned over
chance from the beginning of the the and ,hc sa,lors c,un .t0
fight to the finish. The doughty little the half submerged craft until Chris
champion seemed to lack confidence. tensen' with thrilling display of
His blows lacked vigor and his gen- Pluck and skill, succeeded in taking
eralsh o was not what t ha Wn mcm aooara ms own ooai. his res-
There was much infighting in every cu.ed mcn were exhausted but other-
round and in this alone did Attell Wlse unnurt.
show to any advantage. In long
exchanges Welsh was his master
both in offense and defense.- In one
of the preliminaries Monte Attell
won the decision from Mike Kutchos
of San Francisco.
PARIS, Nov. 25. The. first day!
proceedings in the tuit of Count
Boni De Castellane against hit for
mer wife who wa Mis Anna Gould
and now wife of Prince Helie De
Sagan, for custody of hi three chil
dren was characterized by a strong
denunciation of the Prince and Prin
cess by M. Bonnet, who represented
Count De .Castellane. The court
room wat crowded. There were
more American and English pres
ent than French. Prince Helie and
the Count glared at each other for
four hours while M. Bonnet pleaded
that the custody of the children be
confided to their grandmother, Mar
quise De Castellane, because the
marriage of Madame Could to the
Prince had polluted the atmosphere
of their home. He described the
marriage as a catastrophe that has
resulted in the quasi abandonment
of the children and without mercy
raked De Sagan' past, his early life,
hi amorous adventures wilh ques
tionable companions, bis ostracism
by his family. The months he had
spent in jail before the case charging
him with the forgery of notes of the
value of $80,000 which was not press
ed through the intervention of hi
father, and his amorous escapades
ever since his marriage.
The Princess" reputation after she
fell under the influence of De Sagan
was likewise assailed in scathing
terms.' M. Bonnet described her
conduct with the Prince on both
sides of the Atlantic and spoke of
the scandal which he declared it
caused. M. Bonnet offered to bring
proof of many of the incidents to
which he referred.
In all there are 39 different counts
in the indictment and such an array
of scandal has seldom been witness
ed even in a French court. Specta
tors laughed uproariously at the
statement that Prince Helie wa
anxious to seek a monastery and
their laughter was even, augmented
at times as M. Bonnet dramatically
enacted some of the scenes.
M. Bonnet asked for $60,000 a
year to care for the children but was
willing that the court should fix the
amount. .It is evident from today
proceedings that M. Bonnet had de
tectives constantly on the track of
the former wife of his client. De
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IN JURYS' HANDS
LA PORTE, Ind., Nov. 25.-After
deliberating four hours today with-
BISHOP AT BANQUET.
CHICAGO, Nov. 25.-Bishop F.
M. Bristol of the Methodist Enisco-
pal church, was a guest of honor out reaching a verdict, the jury in the
last night at a banquet given by the Lamphere case at 10:45 o'clock was
Chicago Methodist Social Union at locked up for the night. The entire
the Auditorium hotel. j. ...j i t. .
Before he became a bishop, Dr. - . . ...
Bristol was pastor of several Chica- "P aD0Ut1 13 minutea wmcn was
go churches. The reception was his conmed by the judge in charging
farewe annearanre in CM raro nre. ",c JUT- ine court laiu me great-
paratory to his departure for Buenos ft sterss on the following: ."If you
Ayres, South America, where he will eheLve. that theLse Partles met their
take up his Episcopal residence after V a"y . c.r way lnan.lal a'"
Tanuarv 1st leea tne indictment, still you
j i , ... , . . .,.
may mm me acicnuant guilty oi ar
son, under this indictment, provided
Subscribe to The Morning Astorian. you believe beyond a reasonable
doubt that the defendant burned said
dwelling and that said dwelling was
of the value of $20 or upwards,"
The court instructed that this ver
dict could be found regardless of
"Whether or not any human being
was killed as a result of such burn
mg. The jury was given six forms of
verdict and instructed to sign the
one upon which it agreed. The
forms were for guilty of murder in
first degree, death; gtiilty murder
first degree, life sentence; guilty
murder second degree, life sentence;
guilty manslaughter; guilty arson;
and not guilty.