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ASTORTA, OREGON, SATURDAY, AUGUST . ISS)0.
VOL. XXXV, NO 39.
TRICE FIVE CENTS
THE MURDER CASE.
The Thiifl Day of tbe Trial of John
IVITX ESSES AllE JiOXTXJi OVER.
The Pri-oj cr'- "Wife and Hie Murdered
3Ian Brother Give Testimony.
special to Thk Astorivn.
OrsTEKVn.i,E, Aug. 8. There was
bnt a slight attendance at the conven
ing of the court this morning, only
two spectators being present Testi
mony was continued in behalf of the
Was recalled. He performed the
autopsy on Mrs. Fredrickson and took
shot from her head. They were No. 2
or 3 shot There were caps or prim
ers in the skull also. Examined the
boot leg found on the bcacli. Prickett
said there was human blood on it
Conld not say the stains were blood
without a microscope. Could not dis
tinguish human from animal blood.
There being no further use in court
forDr, Gruell, ho was excused under
$300 bonds to appear at the superior
court in Chehalis at the trial of Geo.
Kosc and Jas. Gibbons.
DK. MCIKTritE TESTIFIED.
Kncw the prisoner, John B. Kose.
Am a physician of fifteen years stand
ing. Know the Fredrickson ranch.
John B. Rose showed it to mo and
said it was vacant and said that I
had batter go and see it I went and
saw the land. 1 do not think it was
valuable. Did not think it worth
contesting This was in December."
Did not consider tholand valuable.
When I went on December 6th to
look at the land, Fredrickson was
there and had up a cabin but had not
filed on it"
Dr. Mclutyre was put under bond
to appear at tho superior court at
Chehalis in November.
county clerk, was next called and tes
tified: "I know John B. Rose. I re
ceived a letter from John B. Rose at
the hands of John Decker. He noti
fied me that Decker wanted to take a
tract of land joining his, and he sent
me the numbers of the land. This is
the same land Fredrickson filed on.
Rose recommended Decker to me."
was next called on and said: "I am 20
years old. Came to this state the first
of January. I know both of the
Roses. About tho 3d of January I
boarded at tho Rose hoteL George
Rose was on Monday in town a part of
the day. In the afternoon I saw him
at supper and played cards with him.
On Tuesday forenoon I was with him.
In the evening we were in tho sitting
loom in Rose's house. On Wednesday
ho was hauling wood in tho forenoon.
In the evening he was in tho dining
room with a munber of others playing
question cards until about 10 o'clock.
George Rose was in tho sitting room,
and parties from the outside played
tick-tack. Mrs. Bellknap knocked tho
lamp over during the evening. James
Gibbons came to me in the evening for
thread to play tick-tack. .Thurs
day George Rose was hauling wood
and told me at noon that the horses
ran away. I did not see him again
until evening, when wo both were
in the kitchen assisting the girls
baking cakes. On Friday, in the fore
noon, I asked George if he was going
to visit the last day of school. Wo
went together and came back to tho
dance. On Saturday, George went to
the ranclu or said he was going, and
came back on Monday abontO o'clock.
George and I took Ifo. Bdlkuap's
trunk to the boat We went io
church. After dinner George went to
the ranch about or G o'clock. Ho
was drunk when he went to th r.mch.
He had a pint bottle of whiskey. He
nued it in the air and said ho would
need it in his business, and when ho
came on Tuesday he said he had hail a
lii'll of a lime. He said also that tho
Fredricksons had oae out in a boat
and were drowned. He said ho saw
the Fredricksons going to Bruceport
and that they were drowned. I
Ixjarded at tho Rose house. John B.
Rie was at home most of tho time.
He was at home on the 30th of Janu
ary, and was in bed most of tho time.
1 saw Gibbons at the hotel at break
fast and supper. I saw John B. Rose
in the morning after breakfast Saw
him at dinner. He was on the lounge.
I saw him after supper in bed."
I went to South Bend January 1st.
Was painting, etc, at work in tho
sawmill till about 10th of February.
Four days in January worked in ho
tel, nailing on cloth."
Witness here demonstrated that ho
could not remember dates that hap
pened immediately before the first
week in January or after.
Witness said he did not stato in con
ersation with parties since the trial of
Edwards that he believed John B.
Rose, George Rose, Edwards and Gib
bon were guilty of the crime. "I said
at the time that it might bo the case,
WINGATE & STONE, Astoria,
but if it was true, tho murder was not
committed on tho 30th of January."
Ii. F. FANCHEIt
Was the justice of the peace before
whom the preliminary heariug was
held. It was expected to disclose by j
this witness that tho time alleged in .
LUU IJlCUUllUill J UUUUU 11 tin utcu
changed to tho 30th of January.
Court ruled the evidence out.
Witness has shot, taken from tho
woman, at his house.
F. O. Fredrickson
THE MURDERED MAN'S BBOTIIEB
testified that he signed tho complaint
and swore to it
At the preliminary examination the
court refused to entertain the question
and ruled it out There was no cross
examination of this witness.
"I camo to South Bend January
31st 1890. I am a butcher. There
was a dance at the Rose house on this
night John 33. Rose was there and
George Rose was there. I also saw
them both on Saturday. I went with
George to his father's ranch. Went
in Rose's dinkey. George pulled it.
I saw the Fredrickson place. I saw it
first on Ianuary 1st George and I
went together. I inquired about tho
people living along tho bank. Saw
the Fredrickson house. There was
smoke coming out of tho chimney;
there was a man or woman there, do
not know which. When we got to
Rose's ranch I saw Edwards there.
Wo killed a beef that day.
George and Edwards went with
me and wo stayed on
the ranch that night and
left the next morning, all of us. This
was on February 2nd, and when we
landed wo were near the house of
John Rose. When Edwards came up
he came from the house."
The force of this testimony is to
show that tho state has fixed a wrong
date for the committing of tho mur
der. As this witness camo to South
Bend on January 31, and on February
2nd went to Rose's ranch for beef and
passed the house of Fredrickson
where there was smoke coming out
of the chimney and a person in sight;
also that when they got to the Rose
ranch Edwards was there, of course
it follows that if tho Fredricksons
were at home and had a fire on Feb
ruary 2nd they could not have been
killed on the 30th of January. This
witness is positive in all his declara
tions, but his testimony conflicts with
evidence given in the case of tho state
Thomas Brown testified : "Lived at
South Bend during tho month of
January." lwas there the last week
in January. Martin Lester and Ed
ward Gibbons was slashing with me.
There was a dance on Friday night.
On Thursday before the dance Ed
wards and Gibbons was working with
me all day while slashing. I have
lived in the vicinity of South Bend
for three years and boarded at John
Rose's. I think Mr. Rose was sick for
a week about this time."
"I commenced slashing on January
12th. Gibbons came a few days after
and boarded at the hotol of John Rose.
Gibbons boarded there all the time.
Gibbons went to Willapa on Saturday
and came back Monday. I will swear
that it was possible but not probable
that Gibbons was away. I have tried
to think this matter up. I do not
think Gibbons was thero at tho time
of tho killing."
was next called and testified:
"I am acquainted with Tom Brown.
I lived at South Bend tho last week
in January. I was slashing with Tom
Brown and Edward Gibbons. Thero
was a dance on Friday. Henry Pugs
ley and Mr. Stretch were near us,
slashing. Ed Gibbons was slashing
with men Thursday before the dance.
This Ed Gibbons is the prisoner.
Wo all commenced work at the
same time. Tom Brown worked
about four hours before wo did. I
went back after going with Brown to
look at the place, and went to Wil
lapa. Gibbons camo down and went
to work with us. Was drinking a
good deal in January; was not drunk
on the 29th of January. I did not
stite to S. B. Brown that I would like
to help Gibbous but could not help
him because I was drunk. I told
Zach Brown I did not like Gibbons
but would tell the truth about him. I
had a fight with Gibbons and have
said I would not ever be his friend.
I was not drunk on Thursday.
wa3 the next witness called, and testi
fied: "On Sunday George Rose bought
whisky of me. Ho paid for it on the
following Tuesday with a $10 gold
"I sold him tho whisky about 4
o'clook. After he" got tho whisky ho
JUDGE HOIiCOMB TESTIFIED:
"Am acquainted with George Rose.
I never told him to take the blamo of
tho murder and I would clear him. I
never talked with George Rose but
onco in the court house. Winton was
there; I met him at Ilwaco and talked
with him in Ward's saloon, and I
came up to the court house to get his
statement When I met him I was
not his attorney."
"Winton did not leave the room
Blocks 200x200, $300 to $400. Lots 50x100 to 350 feet, $40 to $100.
This Choice Property is now on the market, and is the Finest Summer Resort on the Coast. It joins the Seaside Hotel
property on the south, and has one-half of river frontage, on the Necanicum river with line boating and fishing.
while I was talking with George."
"George Rose said he killed Fred
MBS. SMITH TESTIFIES.
Lived at South Bend since New
Year's. Lived at Willapa in Septem
ber. Mv husband i3 a carpenter.
Lived at John Rose's tho last week in
January. I was sewing for the fam
ily. Know Mrs. Bellknap. Her
school closed tho last day of January.
On Thursday I was sewing in the
front room. Was making a dress for
a little girl to wear on the last day of
school. On the 30th day of January
John B. Rose was at home. I heard
him talking in his room on the 30th
and he was in the parlor in the after
noon with myself and husband. John
Rose asked mo that afternoon if I
would take the school the next term.
I know this was on the 30th day of
January, as I was making tho dress to
bo worn to school on Friday. I saw
Rose there from 2 to 7 o'clock, or sup
per time. I saw Edwards on tho 30th
in tho forenoon. Ho brought eggs,
eta, from the ranch. I heard George
ask Edwards if he was coming up to
the dance on Friday. He said "No,
he could not como up till Sunday."
On Sunday, John B. Rose and Ed
wards and Mrs. Bellknap went to As
toria. On tho 30th day of January
Geo. Rose was at homo. He came in
to tho kitchen with condensed milk.
He was in the kitchen on the 30th day
of January with several others.
"Went to South Bend, and was sew
ing for the Rose family on the Mon
day of tho last week of January. I
was sewing; Rose was at homo and
was sick, but got up to his meals part
of the time and was very sick. I re
member talking with Goodpasture. I
nover told him I know more about the
case than I would tell I asked him
if Mrs. Rose was to be arrested. He
said he did not know. I asked what
would become of tho children, and ho
asked me if I could tako care of them.
I began to think of this when tho
matter was first brought up."
MIS3 BELIiKNAP TESTIFIED.
I was living at the Rose hotel in
tho last week of January. I boarded
at tho Roso hotol. I was teaching
school. School closed on tho 31st day
of January. I know old man Roso
was at home in the afternoon of the
30th of January. I Baw him on tho
evening of the 30th of January. We
were making cakes for the party on
Friday night George Roso was thero, i
nlrtn T?nniAif1 !? IV ll lrfcf fill ItlAn f
I closed my school on the next day
uiau iinuou uiiu mi. umua.u.
Hod an exhibition in the afternoon.
George Roso was there. 1 heard his
sister speak to him. I left South Bend
on Sunday. Mr. Rose and Edwards
wore on the same boat, and I camo as
far as Sealand with them. I Baw Ed
wards in Astoria. Also stayed in Soa
land over night"
"Was at South Bend throe months.
I left here on February 2nd. Began
to think about this when I first heard
they were arrested. Were going to
use tho house for a dance on Friday
nigut I heard Francis'tell George to
get it I know this was Thursday
tho day fixed for tho murder. I did
not see the old gentleman until about
6 o'clock on Wednesday."
was next called and testified:
Tho last week m January 1 was
sick. Was not out of tho Roso house
much. My wife was not with mo
sewing for the Roso family. On tho
30th day of January I was at tho Rose
house. I got up about 3 o'clock. I
heard tho old man Roso tell George
to shut up. About G30 in the after
noon I was in tho parlor. My wifo
was there, also John B. Rose. He
was in tho room the most of tho after
noon and was talking to my wife
about teaching school. J. saw him
(Rose) about 2 o'clock Thursday
evening. I don't know whore he was,
and school closed tho next day. I do
not remember soeing George Rose on
Thursday. My room is directly ovor
that of Roso and I heard him speak
distinctly Thursday morniug, when ho
told George to shut up."
"I lived at South Bend until about
three weeks ago. Am a carpenter. I
was hurt in February and took the
grippe in January. I worked in
South Bend about two and one-half
mouths. The 30th day of January is
tho only date I remember in tho
mouth. Do not know whero John
Rjsc was on Wednesday. I talked
with Mr. and Mrs. Reed this week. I
did not say myself, that I could ac
count for John Rose on Thursday,
Friday and Saturday, but could not
"I saw John Rose on Thursday after
noon at his hoteL"
"I am tho wife to the prisoner. I
lived at South Bend tho last week in
January. My husband was sick on
Thursday the 30th of January. He
was up in tho afternoon. Ho had the
There, Mrs. Roso was shut off, much
to her seeming displeasure.
Mr. Sholes, the stenographer,
testified from tho record that George
Roso mado the statement on the stand
that he confessed to Turner that he
killed Mr. and Mrs. Fredrickson, and
that he made the statement beforo ho,
(George Rose) had seen Judge Hol
comb. w. w. WARD
testified: "I live at Hwaco. Was dep
uty sheriff in March and April. I had
George Rose in charge and was on the
Rose ranch about three weeks ago
with George Rose. George did say
that Mrs. Fredrickson came down
from the house and that he (George)
shot her with a rifle, about ten feet
from the house, but inside the gate. I
asked him about five minutes after if
that was tho truth and he said, "No."
"After he got to South Bend he
again said he had lied, and that the
story he told Hardest was the truth
and all others were lies."
J. H. TURNER
was the next witness and said: On
the 30th of March, at Oysterville in
my house, George Roso said he did
the killing. He made this statement
to me twice in Oysterville. Ho also
madotho statement three weeks ago
that he shot the woman with a rifle.
There will be an evening session.
A DESPERADO CAPTURED.
IFloutaiin. Official! Slaking a.
Spt-Cl.ll to TlIK ASTOUIAN.l
Missoula, Mont, Aug. 8. At Lube
yesterday evening a sheriff's posso
and Indian police, after a day's search
succeeded in arresting Pierro Paul, a
noted Indian outlaw, near Duncan
station, on thoNorthern Pacific on tho
Flathead reservation. When ho saw
the posso approaching, fearing that
they would, shoot him, he gave his
riflo to a sqnaw. He was brought to
this city this morning and placed in
jail. His partner in crime, Lalace, is
still at liberty and striving to get into
British possessions. A posso is still
in pursuit of him. Paul is the fourth
Indian murderer captured within fho
past week by Bhenff Houston and
doputies. Captain Lalace will com
plete the work of roundiug up desper
ate and troublo-making characters
from, among the Jooks, Kootenais and
Pen d' Oroilles on Jockson res
ervation. Instantly Killed.
Special to The Astorian.1
Boise Cm, Idaho, Aug. 8. Word
comes hero that William Wilmoth, a
prominent valley rancher, was killed
at Galena yesterday. Ho was run
ning a wagon down in the creek, when
Ann - f l-k frt h AA 1 3 At- f If 9
j. antl tue wagon tongue was
thrown violently to one side and
struck him, breaking his neck and
killing him instantly.
San Francisco Shipping- News.
Special JoTnK Astokiix.J
San Francisco, Aug. 8. Arrived,
steamers San Pedro from Tacoma
and State of California from Port
land. Cleared, steamer Willamette for
Sailed, steamers Columbia for Port
land and Walla Walla for Victoria.
A SOCIAL HOP.
A Small but Select Puny nt Llliprty
Many of the social and fashiouable
people of tho city aro away, at some
of the numerous seaside resorts, which
accounts for the smaller number than
usual who were present at Liberty
hall last evening at the social hop.
It was, however, a decidedly agree
able party, highly enjoyed by all the
participants, and many of tho ladies
appeared in elegant toilettes. Many
of them are so attractive in face and
figuro that they need little embellish
ment in the way of handsome costume,
but whou this is added, the loveliness
is indeed perceptibly enhanced.
Choice music, nearly all of it tho
production of Strauss, tho grand mas
tor of music, was artistically rendered
by those professionals G. Shultz, vio
linist; Joseph Hermann, pianist; and
John Siever, cornttisL To its en
trancing strains light hearts and
merry feet kept time until after the
noon of night, and then retired after
the usual lingering adieus at tho gar
don gate, many fair ones, donbtless, to
bo visited in their slumbers by the
bright visions which Cupid vouchsafes
to those around whom all is bathed iu
tho rose-hued glory of love, when life
is ever bright and fair.
The ladies were as follews: Misses
PussRees, Nellie Monteith, Gnssie
Gray, Jennio Monteith, Alma Heil
boni, Grace Carruthers, Lottie Lev
ings, May Hobson, Sadie Crang, Josio
Dailey, Mary Barron, Nora Nickerson,
Lucy Littlefield of Port Townsend,
Rockwell of Portland, Mrs. R. V.
Monteith, Mrs. C. "W Holt, Mrs. P. A.
Stokes, Mrs. A. G. Allen, Mrs. Swot
land of Portland, and Mrs. Cleveland
Rockwell of Portland.
Among tho gentlemen were R. F.
Rucker, W. L. Trullinger, C. "Wolcott,
L. Howes, P. A. Stokes, R. Prael, W.
C. Logan, W. H. Babbidgc, W. S.
"Warren, F. Curran, Dr. P. A. Roes, F.
Spittle, 0. E. Bain, J. P. Hymos, A. L.
Fox. J. R. A. Bennett, John Grovor,
John Fox, W. A. Sherman, W. E. Tal
lant, J. E. Ferguson, E. Z. Ferguson,
D. Marion, F. E. Holt, H. S. Thing, F.
Gunn, E. Rogers, M. S. Warren,
Grant Trullinger, i rank Tuttle, E. M.
liilebaum, Uarietou Alien, ir. iow-.
ard, "Worsley, D. Stewart, C. V. Allen,1
F. R. Stokes, E. A. Weed. I
K. OF L AM H. I CENTRAL
All Oyertnres From He Knlsbts
JlJt. 1EVEW VUltVOSELY AltSEXT
Special tv The United ri:Ess.
ALBANY, N. Y.,Aug. S. The trouble
between tho Knights of Labor and the
New York Central Railway company
is hourly becoming more serious. J.
J. Holland, a member of the executive
board of labor, made tliree different
attempts this morning to have a con
ference with third vice-president
Webb of the railroad, for the purpose
of effecting a peaceful settlement of
jthu difficulty. Mr. Webb refused to
talk with him and motioned him oat
' of his office. Mr. Holland then
talked the matter over with superin
tendent Toucey, and asked for a rein
statement of discharged men aud
said that the knights were anxious to
have the company make a snecial in
vestigation in each case so that the
truth would be known. Ho warned Mr.
Toucey and Mr. Web would be held
responsible for a strike it one was
Mr. Toucey then made several at
tempts to prevail upon Webb to see
Holland bnt the former remained ob
dnrate. The meeting of tho district commit
tee will be held at the Grand Union
hotel at 5 o'clock this afternoon, when
further developments are expecied.
Graud master workman Powderly and
secretary Hayes of tho Knights are
ready to be called it their presence is
The impression is growing among
the employees of the road that a war
upon tho Knights was decided upon
sometimo ago, aud that Mr. Depcw
being opposed to it, went to Europo so
as to be absent when tho discharges
A CHINAMAN COM'
Without a Return Certificate.
Special to Tub astouian.
Eh Paso, Tex., Aug. 8. Last night
a gardener named Farrell discovered
a man among his trees and his call to
come out was answered by a shot.
Farrell returned tho fire and fatally
wounded tho man who proved to be a
Chinaman. He is supposed to havo
eluded the customs officials and crossed
over from Mexico.
For a. Fight Between Sullivan
Speri.il io The AsTOitiAN.l
Boston, Aug. 8. John L. Sullivan
and Peter Jackson have been offered
a pnrso of S30.000, S2.j,000 for tho win
ner and S5.000 to the loser, for a finish
fight at Carnival Palace in Ogden,
Wanted a Receiver Appointed.
Special J l TlIK ASTOKIANJ
Worcester, Mass., An. 3. -Tho
property of Audrew S. Hammond, of
tho Monroe Organ Reed company was
attaclied this morning by Chas. P.
Fisher, a heavy stockholder in the
Monroe Organ Reed company, of
which Hammond owns a controlling
interest, and is general manager. Tho
bill iu equity filed by the plaintiff's
counsel yesterday, alleges that Ham
mond mismanaged the affairs of the
company, and asks that a receiver be
A CIRCULAR XSSUr.I)
Advocating the Adoption of Xcw
Mexico's State Constitution.
Spcci.il to The Astouian.
Snta Fe, N. M., Aug. 8. -An elab
orate address to the people of New
Mexico was issued here to-day. calling
upon all voters to labor for adoption
at tho November general election of
the state constitution framed at Santa
Fe in September. This will bo a vital
issue iu the campaign. The Repub
licans are using every energy to carry
tho constitution, but the Democracy
opposes the admission now, preferring
to wait until a Democratic congress is
Vpccl.il : Thk. Astouian 1
New York, Aug. S. The general
execntivo lioard are at the Delavan
hotel and have notified the Central
Hudson authorities that they will re
ceive any explanation offered for the
dismissal of the Knights of Labor men.
It is generally believed an order will
be issued this afternoon for a tie-up
between New York and Buffalo.
Special to Tin: Astokian.1
New York, Aug. 8. Tho World
this morning makes tho startling an
nouncement that young Napoleon
Ives is on top again, having gained
control of the Cincinnati, Hamilton &
Dayton railroad, which he look away
from Bussell Sago two years ago, and
in order to regain which Sago had
A Temperance Lecturo "Avoid
whisky and water, my son, said
tho father. "It i3 a dilution and a
snare." Paris Edition Herald.
FB.OXA THE OCE&XT BEACH.
The President ami He Arc Warm
Special to The AstorianJ
Boston, Aug. 8. Blaine was inter
terviewed last night on the eve of
departing for his homo in Augusta.
Ho declined to speak of his recent
visit to President Harrison, but said
he wanted to say this: "I have been
so misrepresented by the Democrat
papers that I want to say that the
president and I are tho best of friends,
and agree perfectly on all matters of
national good. Instead of being a
rival of Mr. Reed's, he and I are the
warmest personal friends. I have
watched his career with pride, and
consider him a most able and au
dacious man. As a Republican I am
with him heart and soul. H he is
nominated in 1892, as many expect I
shall eagerly support him. He, like
me, is for protection of American
labor, knowing full well that any
party is lost which deserts the Ctiuse
of tho working people."
HIGH BATE OF SPEED,
The Crniser "San Francisco" Mate
Eighteen Knots an Hour.
JlElt OhTICTATj TJtZl' XEXT WEEK
Special by Thk Unitfo 1'jie.ss.
San Francisco, Aug. 8. The
cruiser San Francisco, which will
probably leave about tho latter part of
next week for Santa Barbara channel
to make her official trial trip, is re
quired to develop 140 pounds of
steam, 130 revolutions and a rate of
speed of 19 knots. Yesterday, with
110 pounds of steam and 109 revolu
tions, the cruiser mado 18 knots,
Commander Irwin said to-day that he
expected tho San Francisco to make
20 knots on her trial trip.
Cruelty on Shipboard.
Special to Tin: Astokiax
San Fkancisco, Aug. 8. The sail
ors of the American ship Louisiana,
which arrived on "Wednesday from
Philadelphia, complain of ill-treat
ment by Capt. Oliver, first mate Ol
iver, his son, aud second mate Davis.
Belaying pins and billies were brought
constantly into play, the men were
compelled to work when sick, and one
man was kept in irons for three
months. Davia, who was on the ship
li. Q. JJelknap two years ago, was ar
rested on the arrival of the ship at
New York. Two of tho crew were
missing. It was charged that Davis
had a hand in their disappearance. A
chargo against him for cruelty at sea
is now pending.
A Sensational Story.
Special to The Astokian.
San Antonio, Texas, Aug. 8. A
sensational fact was learned hero this
evening from an intimato friend, that
AV. C. Bruce, chief clerk in the adju
tant general's oflico, forged two notes
for heavy amounts, and deserted the
army Monday, and has not been heard
from since. The fugitive i3 a son of a
wealthy citizen of Missouri. His
name is not Bruce. His friend stated,
that he did not want to further break
the hearts of the young man's parents
by informing them that their son
turned out a criminal. Bruce, as he
calls himself, had a trifling quarrel
with his father ten years ago, which
resnlted in the youth leaving home.
He enlisted in the regular army under
thoassumednameof Brace, and was
stationed for somo time at Santa Fe.
N. M.. and posts in California. He
was also stationed at Leavenworth,
Ivan., for some time, but through all
these years he has never let his parents
or former friends know of Ins exist
ence, and ho has long been mourned
for as dead by them. Gambling was
his only weakness, and that caused his
downfall. Tho person who vouches
for this information is an army officer
of high standing.
A NEAT TOSS.
Itut a Dangerous One to Take.
Special to The Astoiuan.
Grant's Pass, Or., Aug. 8. Last
night as train No. 15 was running
along at tho rate of thirty-five miles
an hour, about two mile3 south of this
place, the engineer saw a man lying
across the track, his head and arms on
ono rail and his feet on tho other.
The brakes were set, but too late; the
pilot of the engine struck the man and
he was thrown to one side of tho track
on a pile of rocks. When he was
picked up it was ascertained that be
yond a few bruises about tho head, ho
was uninjured. Ho refused to give
his name and mado away for the near
Laid at Rest.
Special to Thk Astokian.1
San Frncisco, Aug. 8. The fu
neral of Mrs. Annio Stewart Eomero,
daughter of Senator Stewart, took
place this morning.
Special to Thk Astorun.1
Heltxa, Mont., Aug. 8. Tho state
shooting tournament commenced here
to-day. Many of tho crack shots are
already on the field.
SH Austin House, Seaside,
For tie Organization of a Bnrean of
I'JiETTY WELT, ESTAIILISUET).
Special by Tho Usited Press.
"Washington, Aug. 8. Within the
last ten days Blaine's schemes for
the organization of a bureau of infor
mation concerning Pan-American
countries, and for which congress ap
propriated 36,000, this amount to be
advanced by the United States, and
the different countries to be assessed
for their share on the basis of popula
tion, it being tho impression that the
states interested will aggregate 100,
000,000 souls, were pretty well estab
lished. "When tho Pan-American
delegates were making a tour of tho
United States they determined that it
would be advisable to establish a
bureau, under tho supervision of the
stato department, with headquarters
at "Washington, for tho dissemination
of information which could not fail to
be of benefit to all those countries
concerned. Blaine selected Curtis,
who is a well known newspaper cor
respondent of this city, for chief of
SPECIFIC CHANGES WAITED.
To Secure Attention of Census
"Washington, Ang. 8. In answer to
a telegram from the Portland, Oregon,
chamber of commerce the delegation
has telegraphed them to make charges
against the census supervisors and
enumerators more specifically. Unti
that is done tho department "can take
no action in tho matter.
Representative Hermanu thinks that
the older settled state of Oregon
should have a greater population than
tho newer state of "Washington, with
its transient male population, but the
census shows that Washington has a
much larger population than Oregon,
while the latter state has a much
Hermann says that the enumerators
in "Washington counted the crews of
seventy-five ships then in the harbor
alPnget sound. They also counted
transient guests at the hotels.
In some counties of Oregon the census
enumerators were dissatisfied with
"When senators Mitchell and Dolph
and representative Hermann called
upon the secretary of the intorior to
day, he said that one cause of "Wash
ington's apparent advantago over Ore
gon in point of population lay in the
fact that Orgon had no rival cities
such as Seattle and Tacoma. In the
latter places they enrolled thomselves
to register every inhabitant. A special
agent, who visited Portland somo time
ago, reports to the treasury depart
ment that the Oregon and Washing
ton enumerators have been careful and
accurate, and that the Oregon, com
plaint is inspired by jealousy of "Wash
ington's rapid growth, and by Port
land's jealousy of Seattle and Tacoma.
It is not known yet what action the
census department will take in tho
matter. Officials are waiting for mo-e
specific charges from Portland.
EXTENSION Of TIME
To be Asked by the Union Iron
Special to Tjk astokian. j
"Washington, Aug. 8. The strike of
tho molders in the foundry of the
Union Iron "Works at San Francisco,
were in the terms of their contract to
entitle the iron works to an extension
of timo for delay occasioned by
strikes. It is probable that they will
get fully five months' extension on the
JTonter-ey, though work has been
progressing well in other departments
except the foundry. In the mean
time the secretary of the navy is be
ginning to be a little anxious about
the delay that wdl result in the com
pletion of the vessel, and he may in
sist that if the Union "Works can't get
this work done in their own works
they must sublet it and have it done
To Remove Gen. Grant's 5Jod-.
Special to The Astokian.j
Washington, Aug. 8. Tho senate
this morning passed a concurrent
resolution introduced by senator
Plumb a few days ago, expressing the
desire of congress for the removal of
the remains of General Grant from
Eiversido Park to national Arliugton
Special to Tuk Astokian.
Albany, N. Y., Aug. 8. The Central
Hudson employees are indignant at
the unsatisfactory treatment of the
Knights of Labor committee at New
Funeral of Captain Avers.
Special to Thk Astokian.i
New York, Aug. 8. The funeral of
a well known San Franciscan. Cant.
Edgar O. Avery, who died recently at
x'ort Townsend, where he went to take
command of a ship, occurred at "West
chester this afternoon, at tho residoncft
of his father-in-law, Morris Beasley, a
forty-niner. A number of Californi-
ans were present.
Wlillc Figlttlnr Forest Fixes.
Special to The Astorian.I
Helena, Mont., Aug. 8. Timber
fires are ramm? in tho Tim?hriorincr
mountains. Ttrn wnn1 Mwvnnora Whn
were fighting tho fire were brought to
tins city to-day in a terrible condition,
having been badly burned.
Pacific Coast Failures
Special to The Astobian.1
San Francisco, Aug. 8. Brad
street's Mercantile Agency reports
sixteen failures in the Pacific coast
states and territories for tho weekend
ing to-morrow, as compared with thir
teen for the previous week and fifteen
for the corresponding week of 1889.
Death iu a. Shaft.
Special to The Astokian.1
Silver Crrr, Idaho, Aug. 8. W. F.
Summercamp, a former resident of
Yreka, CaL, and a resident of this
place for the past twenty-five years,
was killed this morning at his mine
near Delamere by falling into a shaftr.
THE QUEEN'S TBOOPS MUTINY
They RsM Against Oiression of
TH'EXTril UTIXEEJiS AJHtESTEli.
Special to Thk Astokian.1
London, Aug. S Auother mutiny
on the part of her majesty's troops
has just taken place. This time the
obdurate men comprising a portiono
the army of service troops of the gar
rison at Chatham becoming incensed
at the action of the sergeants, who im
posed vexatious and needless duties
upon tho men without authority from
their superior officers. Tho men re
fused to parade to-day and barricaded
the store. Twenty of the mutinous
troops have been arrested.
Formalities Over Heligoland.
Special to Thk Astokian.
London, Ang. 8. Emperor "Wil
liam, Lord Salisbury, Count von
Hotsfield and the German ambassador
to London held a conference at the
Osborn house to day, at which formal
ities in regard to the cession of Heli
goland to Germany were concluded.
Railway Strikes Settled.
Special to Tin: Astokian.
London,, Aug. 8. The railway
strikes in "Wales are practically settled.
Tho terms of agreement with the
strikers are arranged and will be rati
fied at the meeting of the railway di
rectors. Cholera at Jcddah.
Spoci.it to Thk Astokian.
Cairo, Aug. S. There are 170 cases
of the worst type of cholera at Jeddah.
The epidemic shows no signs of abate
ment. Pilgrims from Mecca are for
bidden by the authorities to embark
Race on tlic Paramctta.
Special to Tin: astouian. j
Sidney, N. S. "W., Aug. 8. The
sculling match between Matterson
and Brown was rowed to-day on the
Parametta river. Matterson won the
race easily. Time, 20 minutes and 38
Chi.iesc for China.
Special to The Astoman.1
San Francisco, Aug. 8. Twenty
three Chinamen, who were recently
captured in Lower California while at
tempting to smuggle their way aenxs
the border from Mexico into the Unit
ed States, arrived in this city last
night, and were immediately taken to
the county jail, pending the sailing of
the steamship Belgic for China.
Grand Council IT. ITI. I.
Special to Thk Astobia.vJ
Svn Frncecj, Aug. 8. The grand
council of the Young Men's Institute
has rejected the amendment to estab
lish a northwestern jurisdiction to te
composed of British Columbia, Ore
gon, Washington, Idaho and Mon
tana. I.aruc's Bail Reduced.
Specul to Thk astokian,
San Francisco, Aug. S. FrankJLa
rue, the waiter who engaged in a prize
fight with H. McBride, another waiter,
at the Golden Gate Athletic Club, from
the effects of which McBride died,
pleaded not guilty to the charge cf
murder to-dav. His boil was reductd.
from S23 000 to $10,000.
A S2O,O0Q "ire.
Special to Thk Astokian
Fresno, Cal., Aug. 8. The resi
dence of J. F. Mahoney, on the north
side of the San Joaquin river, wa3 to
tally destroyed by fire yesterday.
Loss, 20,000; partially insured.
Drowned While Bathinjr.
Special to Thk astokian
Baltimore, Aug. 8. Mra. S. "W.
Storm, Edith V., the 14-year-old
daughter of Mrs. J. B. Johnson, Car
roll, aged 9, son of J. S. Graham, all
of this city, were drowned yesterday
while in bathing. They were suclzed
in by the undertow of a passing
steamer, and nine others were rescued.
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