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36th YEAR. NO. 95.
ASTORIA, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 1909
o t me tenia
Sultan Will Remain With His
. Family and Resignedly Wait
for the Final
HAS NOT ABDICATED THRONE
Constitutionalists Lines Now Enve
lop ths City of Constantinople and
Invading Army Expect to Enter
Tomorrow Without Any Opposition
, CONSTANTINOPLE, April 20.
Sullin odul Himld ii witing in
his pstsce for whatever may befall his
grand viier. Tewfik Pasha has an'
nounced that the Sultan is without
fear. The Sultan will remain with
his family and accrpt resignedly the
fate prrpared for him and his coun
try. Tewftk rha and the minister
of war, Edhlm Pasha, who sent In
their resignations last nigth hsve de
cided to withdraw them today and
the grand viier Is passing the most
of his time with the Sultan. Natlra
Paiha is still in command of the gar
rison, but no preparation has been
made to resist the advance of the
Salonlca troops. The Constitutional
ists lines now envelope the city, but
the commsnder in chief, General
Husni Paofta Is still at Hsdemoki and
It Is not likely that the Invaders will
enter the city before tomorrow night
or the following day. It (a understood
that the Salonicans have submitted to
the government a list of persons
whose punishment Is desired for com
plicity in the recent mutiny.
Tewfik Pasha, commenting to one
of the ambassadors on the rumors
thst the Sultan had taken flight on
Sunday, aid the Sultan is not physi
cally timid and would remain. The
Constantinople garrison is deserting
to the side of the Constitutionalists.
Capital troops have been leaving the
city since Sunday morning, but the
outward flow set In heavily today. It
is estimated that 4000 men have gone
over to the invading army without
opposition from the officers or com
rades. The principle suburban rail
ways ran special trains throughout
the day to accommodate the thou
sands who are anxious to tee the ad
vancing troops. The rank and file
of the invading army, especially the
volunteers, are a fine body of looking
young men. They appear to know
the alms of the committee on union
and progress and are enthusiastic and
determined in their support.
YESTERDAY'S BALL SCORES.
At Portland Portland 8, Los An
At Oakland Oakland 5, Sacra
mento 4. i .
At Vernon San Francisco fi, Ver
Western League. ,
At Seattle-Seattle 1, Portland S.
At Tacoma Tacoma 1. Vancou
At Spokane Spokane 4, Aberdeen
THE SULTAN'S FATE.
LONDON, April 20. Speclnl dis
patches from Constantinople give
varying reports of the Sultan's fate.
According to one dispatch, the Rus-
ON LOCAL OPTION
Several Cities Voted on
CHICAGO, Aoril 20,-Municinal
elections are being held today in this
state in which the issue in most In
stances was local option. Among the
cities that voted to drive out the sa
loons were Saybrook, Leroy, Hay
worth and Weldon, Those voting for
license are Colfax, Danvers, Antioch,
signs and Russian ambassadors have
promised to do their utmost to protect
his life. The same dispatch aayi 200
young Turks officers have arrived in
the capital to insure the execution of
the Sultan and that preparations for
the enthronement of Mohammed
Rachad Efendi will begin tomorrow.
DICKENSON TO PANAMA.
CHARLESTON, April 20.-Secre
tary of War Dickenson, accompanied
by a party including Mrs. Dickenson
arrived to take passage for Panama
on the naval yacht Mayflower which
sails tomorrow afternoon.
BAXER'S RISINO TO IT.
NEW YORK, April 2i).-Two mass
meetings of bakers will be held here
tomorrow night to discuss the high
price of flour as a result of the Patten
wheat corner. Whether any con
crete action looking toward a general
rise In the price of bread will be taken
has not been decided. Some of the
bakers are of the opinion that such a
step would be illegal.
TO PROTECT FOREIGNERS,
CORFUD. April 20 The German
cruiser Hamburg has been ordered to
Messina to protect foreigners and
look out for the interests of Ger
many. UNLUCKY PIE-BITER.
CHICAGO. April 20. Alia Massar
is in 'a hospital, with a broken leg, an
injury he sustained while trying to
eat a piece of pie and at the same
time guide his bakery wagon over a
mound of dirt In the road. The ve
hicle upset and threw Massar under
CENSUS BILL SENT TO
AMENDMENTS RELATING TO
CIVIL SERVICE LAW AND
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 20.
The census bill was sent back to the
conference committee by the senate
today in order that ita amendments
relating to the civil service law and
requiring construction of the building
for census work in this city might be
considered further. Senator Stone
spoke at length in favor of free trade
with the Philippines and for the inde
pendence of the islands within a speci
MORE FIGHT TALK.
NEW YORK. April 20.-More
light talk is going the rounds in New
York today. Sam Bcrger, Jeffries'
manager, says that Jeffries will an
nounce tonight that he will fight Jack
Johnson for the heavyweight cham
pionship of the world. He said Jef
fries had made up his mind that he
can get in condition for the battle and
that all arrangements wilt be made in
HAS HIS HANDS FULL.
CHICAGO, April 20. Dr. B. F.
Roller, of Seattle, is matched to
wrestle Tom Winklchofer at Danville,
III., tonight. He will meet Jim Cal-
vin here tomorrow night, and this
bout is expected to give the public a
true line on his ability. Friday night
Roller will take on Leo Pardello.
the Question and Report
jLibertyvillg, Marengo, Kekanee, Cres
cent City, Lebanon, utchheld, Car
lisle, Piano, Naples and Dubois. .Great
interest was taken and a determined
fight was made by both sides. At
midnight the indications point to a
number of cities heretofore dry will
remain so. Nothing definite is heard
from cities voting on local option.
OU INCOME TAX
Opponents and Supporters of
the Income Tax Will Wage
1 Wordly War on Bill
DEMOCRATS FAVOR THE TAX
Expected With United Democratic
Vote Aasiated by a Number of Re
publicans Who Favor an Income
Tax Measure Will be Passed.
WASHINGTON, D. C, April 20.
It is evident from the activity of op
ponents and supporters of the income
tax proposition to ascertain the
strength of the other that this ques
tion will furnish the sharpest contest
to be waged in the Senate during the
tariff revision session of Congress. In
view of the fact that the Democrats
are said to be unanimous for an in
come tax measure, the leader! of the
insurgent" Republican faction appear
to be confident of victory.
On the other hand, opponents of
the income tax assert that the Demo
crats are not united and declare that
some of the insurgent strength for ad
dilonal internal taxes will be lost the
moment Senators are convinced that
the pending bill will produce sufficient
revenues for the needs of the Gov
ernment. Among the Republicans declared to
be in favor of an income tax are:
Senators Borah, Brown, Burkett
Clapp, Crawford, Cummins. Dixon,
Gamble, Guggenheim, La Foiiette
and Nelson. In addition to these,
some insurgents are claiming Sena
tors Jones, Bourne, Heyburn. John
son of North Dakota and Dolliver.
If the votes of all these Senators
should be cast for an income tax pro
vision, they would be more than suf
ficient to pass it in the Senate, unless
a break should occur in the Demo
NEW YORK LOCAL ITEM.
NEW YORK. Anril ltt-After hav-
ing been inspected by Fire Chief
Croker. it is likely that changes will
be made in the new stands erected at
the polo grounds, or National League
Fark. in the upper part of the city.
Chief Croker does not consider the
stands safe in case of fire, as there
has been some criticism of the ar
rangement of the exits. A report on
the subject is now in the hands of
VICTIM OF FOOTBALL. ,
WABASH, Ind.. April 20--John
McArthur, 20 ears old, captain of the
Huntington Football team, is dead as
the result of injuries he received in a
game hye with the Wabash High
school eleven. '
STUDY THE SOULS OE
ANOTHER EFFORT TO SAVE
AND REDEEM YOUNGSTERS
AT WINDY CITY.
CHICAGO, April 20.-Study the
souls of children. That is one of the
purposes of the Juvenile Psychopa
thic Institute, organized in Chicago
by philanthropic citizens and promi
nent settlement workers. Its final ob
jects are to obtain for juvenile offend
ers proper treatment, according to
their mentatility and surroundings
and to achieve a diminution of juve
nile criminality by eradicating the
contributing causes in individual
The organization has employed
competent medical talent and each
child brought into the juvenile court
will be examined physically and men
tally and his home surroundings and
even his ancestry inquired into with a
view to determining the cause of delinquency.
LICENSE IS REVOKED.
SAN FRANCISCO, April 20,-The
license of Captain C. J. Lancaster who
is in command of the steamer Inman
when she was wrecked on Marin
county coast was suspended for six
months today by the inspectors of
hulls and boilers.
FISHING VESSEL SEIZED.
VICTORIA, April 20-The govern
ment steamer Kestrel passed Cape
Lazo this afternoon with the Ameri
can fishing schooner supposed to be
the Levy Woodbury in tow. The
vessel is considered to be the seized
fishing vessel captured by the Kestrel
which arrived at Vancouver late to
night. FIRE DESTROYS COTTON.
Five Thousand Bale Go Up In
Smoke At Little Rock.
LITTLE ROclcArk... April 20.
Five thousand bales of cotton, esti
mate din value at $250,000 were burn
ed early today in a fire which for
several hours threatened to destroy
the plant of the St. Louis Compress
company, valued with its contents at
$1,000,000. The fire was discovered
shortly after 1 o'clock and fanned by
a stiff iwnd, gained quick headway and
was soon beyond all control. After
it had burned for almost two hours, a
sudden shift in the wind diverted the
blaze from the main portion of the
building in which were stored 15,000
hales of staple and the fire was fnallv
checked shortly after 3 o'clock. The
loss i fully covered by insurance.
While the origin of the fire has not
been definitely ascertained, the super
intendent, W. T. Black, thinkf that a
spark from a passing locomotive
might have been responsible.
SUCCEED IN SECURING $1500
AND MAKING THEIR ES
CAPE. SUFFOLK. Va., April 20.-Tunnel-
ing their way under four other build
ings to reach the vaults, robbers
gained admittance to the bank of Suf
folk and escaped with $1500. It is
believed that the robbers must have
worked for ten days or more before
they reached the bank. Inside of the
tunnel were found empty bottles, ci
gar stumps and bits of food.
TRACING A MURDER.
San Francisco Police Learn Where
abouts Of Fugitive Woman.
SAN FRANCISCO. April 20.-
Through a letter written to an Italian
woman in this city the police have
found trace of Mrs. Pietre Tertorico
and a possible clew to the where
abouts of her husband, who has been
sought since Aprils 1905, for the brut
al murder of Bragioillardo.
For a year atter'the crime was com
mitted Mrs. Tertorico was shadowed
in the hope that she would eventually
lead the detectives to her husband's
hiding place. She went to New Or
leans and there all trace of her was
Recently it was learned that the wo
man had written a letter to a friend
here declaring she longed to return.
The missive was dated at Chicago and
the police of that city have been re
quested to watch the movements of
Tertorico it is charged, cut up the
body of Villardo, and carried it in a
sack for several blocks.
LOOKS LIKE ACID THROWING-
New York Police Investigating
Trouble Arising Out Of Strike.
NEW YORK. Aoril 20,-The do-
lice are investigating what appears to
be a case of acid throwing in connec
tion with the teamsters strike aeainst
several down own firms. Two men
who said they were strike breakers,
applied for treatment at a dispensary
yesterday afternoon, both of whom
were badly burned about the face and
neck with sulphuric acid. The attack
suonosed to have been made on the
waterfront near Canal Street, al
though the police have no record of
such an encounter. The condition of
one of the men is serious.
Will Defend His Title to the Un
defeated Champion Pugilist
of the World
CHAMPION LOUDLY CHEERED
When the Announcement Was Made
That Jeffries Would Fight Jack
Johnson, Audience Leaped From
Their Seats and Cheered Lustily.
NEW YORK, April 20. "I will
fight Mr. Jack Johnson. I will de
fend my title as the undefeated heavy
weight champion of the wdrld"
Before an audience that packed
American Music Hall in which there
were as many women as men, James
J. Jeffries made this formal announce
ment tonight. It was the signal for
great joy. Excited men leaped from
their seats, shouted and cheered and
the women applauded. Their shrill
and exciting cries of approval as they
stood up and waved their handker
chiefs and even their peach basket
hats, bowing and blushing the unde
feated champion added picturesque
ness to the scene. In the streets w,ere
hundreds of persons who could not
get into the theatre, although high
premiums were offered for seats.
After his sparing exhibition with
Sam Berger, the audience shouted for
Jeffries to come out and make the
statement he had promised. The big
fellow soon appeared. His dressing
gown only revealing his shaggy head
and great red fists. The house went
literally wild and Jeffries stood near
the footlights bowing and raising his
hands for order. After several min
utes the audience became reasonably
quiet and Jeffries began.
"Ladies and gentlemen."
"Cut that out Jeff; come to the
point," cried voices from the gallery.
"I thank you from the bottom of
my heart ."
"Never mind that; are you going to
fight," same another voice.
"I suppose you want to hear some
thing else, continued Jeffries, only
smiling at the interruption.
"You bet we do," yelled dozens.
"Well, I am satisfied after about
seven weeks' work "
" that I can get into as good as
I ever was and I will fight Mr. Jack
If Jeffries had anything more to
say he never heard it. He ran off the
stage while the auditorium became a
bedlam of noise and cheers
There are several conditions at
tached to Jeffries re-entry into the
ring. First, Johnson must defeat
Ketchel. Then Jeffries cannot sign
articles for possibly ten months and
he insists that the fight take place in
this country and the number of rounds
FASTEST DESTROYER IN NAVY
PHILADELPHIA, Pa., April 20.
The torpedo boat destroyer Smith,
the first of a new type of vessel and
which is expected to have a greater
speed and a wider steaming radius
than any now in the United States
Navy, was successfully launched to
day at Cramps' shipyard. The christ
ening ceremony was performed by
Mrs. Edward B. Richardson of Brook
line, Mass. Mrs. Richardson is a
daughter of .Rear Admiral Pillsbury
and a distant relative of Lieut. Joseph
B. Smith, in mpmory of whom the
vessel launched today was named.
Lieut. Smith was a distinguished of
ficer of the navy during the civil war
period and was in command of the
warship Congress when the vessel
was sunk in Hampton Roads by the
Confederate ironclad Virginia.
TO BREAK WHEAT CORNER.
. WASHINGTON, April 20.-Repre-sentative
Hughes of West Virginia
has evolved a method which he be
lieves would relieve the wheat market.
He has introduced a bill authorizing
and directing the Secretary of the
Treasury to make full rebate of the
duty imposed by ,the Dingley act on
wheat imported into the United States
from foreign countries for a period
of one year, from the passage of this
CROKER TO LEAVE.
NEW YORK. April 20-John Fox,
president of the Democratic Club,
confirmed last night the report that
the club has abandoned the idea to
give Richard Croker a farewell dinner
before his departure for Ireland next
week. It had been reported on sev
eal occasions that Mr. Croker would
be present at a "Harmony dinner" at
which it was hoped that some of the
warring factions in Tammany might
be brought together. But it is now
probable that an informal reception
for the old leader will be the only tes
timonial before he sails. It is under
stood that he decidedly vetoed being
a political "harmonist" and the dinner
plan was dropped at his request- ;
DIES OF BROKEN HEART.
Grief Of Chicago Girl For Her Dead
' Brother Kills.
CHICAGO. April 20--Miss Rose
FremcL fell dead at the funeral of
her brother, Bohumil yesterday as the
last words of eulogy were being said
over the casket
Pent up grief, which had found no
utterance since the death of the broth
er she loved, more than a week ago in
Colorado, had prevailed. Physicians
declared that her death was caused by
a broken heart
While the physicians were working
over her lifeless body, her parents
and sisters were following the body of
her brother to the grave, ignorant of
their double berevement They be
lieved she merely had fainted. When
they returned to their home . they
found it again a house of death.
Brother and sister had been com
panions and playmates since the sister
the younger, could lisp.
ANOTHER PEACE (08
GRESS TO BE HELD
CHICAGO PREPARING FOR RE-
CEUTION OF THOUSANDS
CHICAGO. April 20. Limitations
of armaments by the great world
powers is to be one of the chief ques
tions to be discussed at the coming
national peace congress, set here for
May 3, 4 and 5. The report of the
committee on resolutions of which
Judge E. O. Brown of Chicago is
chairman, is likely to deal in detail
with this topic. It is expected that
the congress will bring to Chicago be
tween 30,000 and 40.000 visitors.
CONSUMER GETS IT.
PASADENA, Cal.. April 20 As
the result of the high prices of flour,
Pasadena bakers have decided to cut
down the weight of the five cent loaf
of bread from 14 to 12 ounces. The
ten cent loaf will remain at 24 ounces.
UTAH ELKS TO HAWAII.
Will Arrive There in January or Feb
ruaryMany Will Go.
HONOLULU, Hawaii, April 20.
F. T. Collins, of Salt Lake City, is
here gathering data preliminary to a
large excursion of Utah B. P. O.
Elks which will come to the Islands
next January or February. Mr. Col
lins expects five to seven hundred
Elks will make the trip. For several
years the Salt Lake lodge has been
making a trip to Southern California,
but they desire to vary this by com
ing to Hawaii next winter.
CHIEF OF POLICE IN
DICTED FOR BRIBERY
Former Mayor Harper and Former Chief of Police
Kern Were Investigated But Not indicted
LOS ANGELES. April 20,-Thos.
H. Broadhead for a short period chief
of police of this city was indicted by
the special grand jury on several
charges of accepting" bribes from
keepers of houses of prostitution. It
is reported that several indictments
were returned. Former Mayor Harp
BULLS III Wlil
Secretary Wilson Knows Some
thing About Crops, so Say the
Knowing Ones Outside
THE SPECULATIVE PENDULUM
Small Speculators Who Pinned Their
Faith to Pattea Find Themselves
Down and Out, While Pattea is
CHICAGO, April 2a-Bulls in
wheat were leaderless today and the
dashing bear raid wrought confusion
in the pit when July closing at 112 5-8
showed a material net loss. The raid
weeded out a large number of small
margin traders, enabling a lot of
profit to be taken by the shorts not to
mention the reinstatement of long
lines previously disposed of at a
material net loss. The raid weeded
out a large number of small margin
traders, enabling a lot of profit to be
taken by the shorts not to mention
the reinstatement of long lines prey
iously disposed of at a higher figure.
"Tis Old Mother Earth warning
Patten" that Secretary Wilson know
something about crops," said the
speculative pendulum, reaction is only
natural," said the bulls.
"Why didn't the Patten crowd sup
port the market?" was the question
put by small speculators who had
pinned their faith to Patten and asked
that the bull leader would take care
that prices did not run away.
"Because it is none of Patten's
business," Patten's side answered. He
has lots of wheat but is not manipu
lating prices. He knows the condi
tions will cause prices. Whether
Patten purchased is a matter of con
jecture although there was an uncon
firmed report that the bull leader
bought heavily as the decline and
stopped July before it got below 112i
in its headlong tumble. Customers of
Patten's house, however, declare that
there was nothing throughout the day
to indicate that the bull leader had
taken any interest in the market
Apparently, he left it to its fate, al
though his eyes seldom left the black
board " where ' the quotations were
marked up- N-
MEETING OF SUNDAY SCHOOL.
JACKSON, Miss., April 20 Sever
al hundred Sunday School workers
from all parts of Mississippi are here
to attend the annual convention of the
State Sunday School Association. A
number of other delegates are expect
ed before tomorrow making the gath
ering one of the. best ever held. The
initial session was held thjs afternoon
the programme opening with song
and devotional services, followed by a
conference on organized Sunday
school work. A reception for the
delegates at the Capitol has been ar
ranged for tonight.
Marion Lawrence, the international '
secretary, and several other noted
Sunday" school workers are scheduled
to address the succeeding sessions of
the convention, which will continue
through Wednesday and . Thursday.
The reports of the several officers and
committees prepared for presentation
to the convention indicate a healthy
growth of the State organization.
er and former Chief of Police Kern,
who were investigated by the grand
jury were not indicted and no true
bills returned against them. The grand
jury after submitting its investiga
tions adjourned and were discharged
"by the court. It is not stated when
1 Broadhead's trial will begin.