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88th YEAR. NO. 78.
ASTORIA, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 31, 1909
PRICE FIVE CENTS
CRAZY SHAKE IS
Now Being Held Under a Heavy
Guard Naar Scene of
BADLY WOUNDED IN THIGH
Number of Indiana and NegroM Art
Ikktn Prisoner, While a Promi
nent Citliifl Claim ba Counted th
Bodlca of Nearly Thirty Negroea,
GUTHRIE, Okli., March JO-Chief
Cragy Snake has beeo captured and 1
it now being held under a heavy t
guard at Thompson'a farm west of
Checotah. He will be taken to jail
at Muskogee al daybreak. Crazy
Snake is badly wounded in the thigh.
Nina prisoners were taken to Mus
kogee tonight and seven to Checotah.
A dispatch from Henryetta said the
military officers admitted unofficially
that 13 negroes and Indians had been
killed since Thursday. Thomas Wat
son, a prominent citizen of Sapula,
said today that the bodiet of nearly
30 negroea had been found near the
acere of the original disturbance near
Crazy Snake's home.
HICKORY STAMPING GROUND
via Courier to Henryetta, Okie.,
March 30. Crazy Snake leader of
the rising of the dan of negroea,
half breeds and Indians of the Creek
Nation, is still at larae tonlaht. al-
though It is believed his capture can-1
not be delaysd much longer. One
hundred men of the State Militia and
a pose of deputy sheriffs are search-
in the hilli in everv direction. There
seems to be no reason to believe
that there will be a general encoun
ter with the fugitives. Ambuscades,
however, are not Improbable. Col.
Hoffman, bivonced near Stedmen to
night. Tomorrow there will be an
attempt mad to string telephone
wires to Henryetta by the signal
corps. The distance is seven mites.
Eight Men Killed and Eight Wound
CHILLICOTHE, O.. March 30.
Eiuht men were killed and eight oth
era were injured as a result of a pre-(
mature dynamite explosion on the i
Norfolk & Western Railway five
miles south of here, early today. A
crew of men were unloading a car of
dynamite when it exploded. The
CHARLES BUCHANAN, Colum
bus, conductor In charge of work
JONATHAN FLOYD. Pride, O.
JOHN HAYES, Antonio, O.
Some of the bodies were blown a
distance of 300 yards.
WARM DEBATE IN
HOUSE ON TARIFF
Oil and Lumber Schedules Were Discussed and
' Proved Absorbing Topics of Interest
WASHINGTON, D- C, March 30.
The tariff debate waxed warm In
the House today, A revival of the
discussion of the oil and lumber
schedules was like setting a match to
both products for the subjects prov
ed of absorbing interest to the mem
bers who entered generally into the
debate, To Vreeland was accorded
the privilege of explaining his position.
CHICAOO PLANS FESTIVAL
CHICAGO,' March 30,-A military
and naval pageant it being content
plated at a fall treat for ChicagO(and
an attraction for visitor to the con
vention of the Chicago Association of
Commerce. The project which la itlll
visionary, Include! elaborate man
euveri In the South Side parki by
about 5000 infantry cavalry, Jield and
mountain artillery, aignal service, and
possibly a balloon corn, and an ex
temive naval regatta on the lake
BEWARE THE CAMERA
CHICAGO, March 30.-Oak park
reildenti are engaged In a rapid clean
ing up of atreeta and alleyi In antlcl
patlon of the official Inspection to be
made April IS by members of the
tine arts society. This society has
sent out warnings that unkept lawns.
dirty streets, and garbage infested al
lleys will be photographed on that
I date and publicity given to such
FIGHT TEN ROUNDS.
! BOSTON, March 30.-Dave Desh
lr and Packy McFarland fought ten
rounds to a draw tonight
CABINET MEETINQ DID NOT
CONSIDER THE MATTER
WASHINGTON, D. C, March 30.
-The Oregon judgeship was not con
I1 the Cabinet meeting today.
The AttorneyCeneral has not yet
hd opportunity to read Fulton'e an-
" Heney'e latest charges, but
hPe o make his report in a few
days. Until be reports, no action
wi'l be taken by the President
Attorney-General Wickersham has
telegrapher Tracy C Becker to re
turn to Washington. Becker left be
fore the Attorney-General intended
be should. Wickersham wanta furth
er information regarding the land
fraud cases pending in Oregon, as
well as railroad grants. He also de
sires to talk with Becker regarding
complaints pending against him.
President Taft again stated today
to callers that he did not consider
the appointment of Judges to be
part of the patronage of United
States Senators. The President thinks
that judicial appointments should be
free from political influences. He
considers himself to be competent to
pass upon the fitness of them for the
bench, and will do so. At the same
time he said he would be glad to re
ceive suggestions from Senators and
Representatives as to their knowl
edge of the qualifications of appli
cants. The President has several
Federal Judgeships to fill In the near
future, and has received many calls
from Senators and Representatives
from the districts where the vacan
STRIKE OUT COFFEE DUTY.
WASHINGTON, D. C, March 30.
Recognizing that Brazil is power
less to suspend her export tax on
coffee, because the tax is indissolubly
linked to her foreign debt, the Senate
committee on finance today decided
the strike out of the Payne bill coun
tcrveiling duty proposed. Members
og the committee said if the Payne
provision is accepted the consumers
in this country will have to pay both
Brazilian export tax and American
import tax. '
The Result for San Francisco
Saloonkeeper Is Five
Days in Jail
TALKED TO ONE OF JURORS
Judge Allowa No "Monkey Business"
and Brings up Fellow Who Sought
to Influence One of Accepted Jur
ors With Round Turn.
SAN FRANCISCO, March 30.-
Found guilty of having improperly
addressed Charles K. Blender, a
juror in the Calhoun case, W. D.
Harrington, a saloonkeeper was sen
tenced to five days in jail for con
tempt of court Blender is one of the
six jurors recently accepted subject
to a peremptory challenge Tomor
row the evidence will be submitted
intended to prove that assistant Dis
trict Attorney Hanley and the officers
working under his directions violated
the court order in persisting in the
search of the United Railroads offi
ces. In addition it is probably that
the persons arrested at the instance
of Detective Burns will be arranged
tomorrow on a charge of having re
ceived stolen property and of grand
SAN FRANCISCO, March 30.-
William D. Harrington, proprietor of
saloon, was brought before Super
ior Judge William P. Lawlor this
morning to show cause why he
should not be punished forvcontempt.
The order was made upon affidavits
presented by the prosecution in the
case of Patrick Calhoun, charged
with bribery, and the documents
which were filed today alleged that
Harrington had improperly addressed
Charles K. Blender, a real estate
dealer, who was accepted last week
as a juror in the case. Juror Blender
called as a witness by Assistant Dis
trict Attorney John O'Gara was ask
ed to give his account of the incident
described in the affidavits, and said
On Saturday last I went into Har
rlngton'a saloon, near my home, and
asked for a drink. The bartender
served me, but Harrington stepped
forward and asked me 'if I was go
fug to hang Calhoun.' The bartender
then declared that he recognized me
by a picture published in one of the
"I did not answer the question, but
informed the men that they should
not address me, after which I left,
and reported the matter to the court."
While the juror was in the midst
of his narrative his fellow jurors en
tered and took their places in the
box, and Patrick Calhoun, some' of
whose attorneys had preceded him,
became a witness of the proceedings.
Harrington, upon being called to
the stand, positively denied that he
had made any such remark to the
juror, and declared that he had no
recollection of having talked to Blen-1
er. in order tnat tne oartenaer
might be summoned to give his tes
timony, Judge Lawlor continued 'the
matter until 2:30 o'clock this after
noon. NATURAL-BORN SMUGGLERS
NEW YORK, March 30.-Because
woman cabin passenger on the
French liner Touraine, lifted her
skirt carelessly Uncle Sam is richer
by $50 in duty. As she came down
the gang plank an inspector noticed
that the woman wore a very fine pet
ticoat,, too fine he thought, for any
one but an heiress. An investigation
was begun and it was discovered that
under an outside dress the woman
wore an expensive evening gown.
The duty was paid yesterday and the
woman was allowed to take the gar
WINS WRESTLING MATCH.
SEATTLE, March 30.-Dr. B. F.
Roller won from Hjalmer Lundin to
night in a wrestling match in two
straight falls, 38 and 22 minutes, respectively.
WILL CHALLENGE JOHNSON.
BOSTON, March '30. Tom Shar
key publicly announced tonight that
if Jeffries did not challenge Johnson
within three months that he would
issue a challenge himself.
At Brown University They Were
PROVIDENCE, R. I., March 30.
Twenty eight freshmen have been sus
pended from Brown University for
"cribbing" in the English course The
names of the men have not been an
nounced and both President Faunce
and the dean of the university decline
to discuss the matter. It is under
stood that the boys will have a year
of enforced absence. The method of
"cribbing" was the use by the fresh
men of themes prepared by others.
It is said that one senior did a profit
able business in writing the composi
t'ons at prices varying frorm 75 cents
to $3 each.
PORTLAND BALL TEAM
LOSES OPEflG HE
OREGON CLUB SHUT OUT BY
AT LOS ANGELES.
LOS ANGELES, March 30.-Los
Angeles celebrated the opening of
Pacific Coast baseball league by shut
ting out Portland on the home
grounds with but a single hit. A
crowd of 2500 greeted the teams when
they appeared upon the field. The
ceremonies incident to the opening
brought oi t quite a crowd of Mayors,
Mayor-Elect Alexander pitched the
first ball with Mayor Stephens at bat
an Mayor Furlong of Vernon catch
ing. The scores:
At Sacramento Vernon 2, Sacra
At Los Angeles Los Angeles 2,
At Oakland San Francisco 2, Oak
SACRAMENTO, Cal., March 30
The Pacific Baseball League season
opened in this city with the Sacra
mento and Vernon teams opposed to
one another. Both of which are new
teams in the League. The game was
won by Sacramento, score 6 to Z.
There was the usual parade before
the game and Superior Judge Post
pitched the first ball.
Sart Francisco Beats Oakland.
OAKLAND, March 30.-The San
Francisco team opened the season
here today by capturing the game
with Oakland by a score of 2 to 1
atter a pitcher's battle, ihe game
drew a big crowd. The first ball
was pitched by Mayor Mott.
THAT'S ALL RIGHT!
NEW YORK, Marcr 30.-Femin-ine
subjects of the British Crown in
New York are organizing the "Im
perial Daughters of .the Jimpire State"
The parent society is in Canada, and
the New York branch has been named
the King Edward VII Chapter. It
is estimated that there are 800,000
British subjects in this country, half
of whom are women. Mrs. James
Bryce, wife of the British ambassa
dor, is honorary president of the New
York chapter. .
TERRIBLE MINE DISASTER
EL PASO, Texas, March 30.
Thirty-eight Mexican miners are en
tombed in a coal mine at Minor,
Mexico, as a result .of an exolosion
last night caused by fire damp. It is
probable all are dead.
BIG HUE IS
Harriman Wants All Railroads
Merged and Consolidated
. Under One Control
MILLIONS SPENT IMPROVING
Told Roosevelt Five Yeara Ago That
he Waa Wrong and That Many
States Would Follow Hia Lead and
do Least Amount of Harm.
DENVER. March 30.-H E. H,
Harriman could have his way, be
would bring all the railroads
America into one giant combination
under one head and immediately be'
gin the expenditure of $230,000,000 or
$300,000100 in improving the weaker
roads both physically and financially.
In that way he saya he believes be
could do the greatest good for the
government, the people of the United
States generally, to shippers individ
ually, and finally to the owners of
Harriman spent two hours in Den
ver today as guest of the Chamber
of Commerce, he then departed on
his eastward journey. Harriman re
peated as certain that he had found a
great change in the sentiment toward
the railroads and railroad builders on
the part of the public Five years ago
he said he told Roosevelt that he
(Roosevelt) was wrong and that he
would have many imitators in many
states who would do the country in
calculable harm. "What I told him
then has proved correct. Roosevelt
was wrong in the fight on me and
the railroads and the truth of this is
getting clearer every day."
To Be Constructed Off From Sandy
NEW YORK, March 30--In the
near tuture work will be begun on
the greatest jetties in the world.
They will be constructed at Sandy
Hook to check the inroads of the sea
which threatens ultimately to sweep
the narrow peninsula away. Recent
surveys have shown that Sandy Hook
is being washed away at an alarming
rate, each storm carrying tons and
tons of earth and sand into the ocean.
The beach line in some places has re
ceded 300 feet or more.
Plans are now completed in Con
gress having provided $30,000 to start
the work, the government will soon
ask for bids to construct wooden jet
ties 3800 feet in length. Nineteen in
all will be constructed. One of the
greatest troubles that confronts the
engineers is that of protecting the big
ship targets On the proving grounds.
It has already been necessary to move
some of the targets to another part
of the peninsula, but with the protec
tion planned it is hoped to relieve the
HONORING A SERVANT
SOUTH RIVER, N. J. March 30.-
Mary Grogan, a servant, in the home
of Mrs. Abiel Price here, will be the
guest of honor at a celebration which
will be held at the Price Homestead
next Sunday afternoon. ' The occas
sion of the demonstration will be the
fiftieth anniversary of Mary Grogan's
entrance into the home as a servant.
She was first employed by Mrs. Price
in April 1859. There are seven child
ren, thirteen grandchildren and five
great-grand-children in the Price fam
ily who will unite in making it a plea
sant day for the faithful woman.
A WISE PROVISION
HONOLULU, "March 30A bill
has been introduced in the House of
Representatives to preserve the sec
recy of wireless messages. It makes
it an offense for any person who in
tercepts a wireless message to dis-
close the message or its purport to
any person or to make any use of it.
Another bill makes it an offense for
any person in control of a wireless
appliance to so manipulate it as to
interfere with the operation of any
other wireless system.
HONLULU, March 30. D. H. Ka
haulelio, who was one of the compar
atively few native Hawaiians to cor
dially support the provisional govern
ment following the overthrow of the
monarchy and who was a member of
the legislature under the Republic of
Hawaii died suddenly March 18. He
was assistant clerk of the House of
JUDGE TO RESIGN
Will Resume the Practice of Law
Salary Too Small.
Honolulu, March 30. Associate
Justice S. M. Ballou of the territor
ial supreme court has announced that
he will shortly resign and resume the
practice of the law. He gives as the
reason the inadequacy of the salary he
receives. Before going on the beach
Ballou had one of the most lucrative
practices in the island. Abraham
Lewis, Jr., 'and Circuit Judge De
Bolt are mentioned to succeed him.
FRIENDS ARE SHOCKED OVER
HIS SUDDENT DEATH BY
PORTLAND, March 30.-William
Friedlander, a well-known jeweler
and optician of this city, died sudden
ly last night at the residence of his
son, Felix Friedlander, 209 Thir
teenth street He had been suffering
from heart trouble for several
months, but no fears of a Serious ter
mination were entertained by his
friends, and his death was therefore
a shock to them. A week ago he had
an attack of grippe, but he seemed to
be getting the better of this until
within a few minutes of his demise.
Mr. Friedlander was a native of
Berlin, Germany, and 72 years of age.
He came to Portland in 1870, and
opened a jewelry store on First
street As the tide of retail trade
trended westward, he removed his
business to 268 Washington street
His wife, whose maiden name was
Miss C Levinson, died 10 years ago.
Felix Friedlander, a son, will con
tinue the business built up by his
father. Funeral arrangements have
not been made, but the ceremonies
will be conducted by Rev. J. B. Wise.
TEN ROUND BOUT
LOS ANGELEZ" March 30.-Ad
Wolgast of Milwaukee and Frank
Picato of this city will fight a ten
round bout tonight before the Naud
Junction Club. They will fight at 133
pounds. Wolgast is an 8 to 10 favor
ite in the betting. Another ten round
SFRVIA ACCEPTS HER
Says Her Rights are Not
BELGRADE, March 30.-Servia
today acceded the formula agreed
on by the powers for the settlement
of the dispute between that country
and Austria-Hungary. First, Servia
declares her' rights are not violated
by annexation by Austria of Herzo
govina and Bosnia. Second, that she
did not protest against such annexa
tion; third, that she mains peaceful
relations with Austria; fourth, that
Servia reduce military forces to
Cradlebaugh Found Not Guilty
of the Charge of Murder
Ing Walton -
UNWRITTEN LAW THE DEFENSE
Announce That he Will Never Live
With Hia Wife Again But Will
Provide For Her Wanta Woman
Will Become a Trained Nurse.
DENVER, March 30.-After the
jury brought in a verdict of "Not
guilty" today, John H. Cradlebaugh.
who was on trial for the murder of
F. W. Walton, announced that he
never would again live with Mrs.
Cradlebaugh, whose revelations on
the witness stand were instrumental
in saving her husband's life. But he
announced that he would provide for
her materiaj wants. Mrs. Cradle
baugh will remain in Denver and be
come a trained nurse. She wilt meet
her husband tomorrow to arrange
The jury retired for deliberation at
6 o'clock last night and arrived at a
verdict at midnight but it was not de
livered to the court until this morn
ing. ; .
DENVER, March 30.-The jury in
the case of John Cradlebaugh, of
Wallace, Idaho, on trial for the mur
der of Frederick W. Walton, this
morning brought in a verdict of not
giulty. The verdict was reached
shortly before midnight last night
after two or thrrt jurors had stood
out for some time in favor of convic
Cradlebaugh, who is a prominent
Oddfellow of Idaho, shot and killed
Walton a few weeks ago at the cor
ner of Sixteenth aid Champa streets,
after Walton had refused to tell him
where Cradlebaughs wife and boy,
with whom Walton had come to Den
ver, were living. Both the "unwritten
law" and self-defense were urged in
Cradlebaugh's defense, and Mrs.
Cradlebaugh herself went upon the
stand and told of her relations with
Walton in an effort to save her hus
band from the gallows.
The verdict was received with ap
plause by the crowd which packed
the courtroom to suffocation. Cradle
baugh, ashy white, walked about the
courtroom for a moment or two
after the verdict had been read, his
son clasped in his arms, and then re
turning, shook the hand of each juror
and thanked him. , !
The jury deliberated about five
hours, the first ballot standing nine
to thfee for acquittal. Before mid
night the vote was unanimous.
bout will be fought by Fred Corbett
and Kid Dalton, both of this city.
Violated by Annexation
NEW YORK, March 30.-Miss
Flora Wilson, daughter of James
Wilson Secretary of Agriculture, is
happy today after having had a suc
cessful "try out" yesterday before
Andreas Dippel, administrative man
ager of the Metropolitan Opera
House. Miss Wilson has ambitions
to go on the operatic stage, and has
just returned from abroad, where she