The daily morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1883-1899, August 10, 1890, Image 1

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Tie Fonrlli Day of tie Trial of
Join B. Eose,
F.ur Unrelated Witnesses Couti-adict the
PamaInz Testimony of George
Koc Asainst His Father.
Sieclal to TnE AstoriasJ
OrsTEitYn.i.n, Aug. 8, 1890.
At tlio evening session of tho su
perior court a good sized audience had
assembled to bear the evidence that was
supposed would conclude tho case
against JohnB. Eose, hut were disap
pointed. The court, lawyers and
spectators are cettincr tired, and
are longing for the case to ter
minate as soon as it can be
done in justice to tho prisoner and the
state. Tue defense has had. tour wit
ne&scs unon tho stand to-day, who
have testified with seeming truthful
ness on the question of alibi for this
prisoner. These witnesses are Mrs.
Smith, MissBellknap, Tom Brown and
Abel Darling. These witnesses are
opposed in testimony only by George
Rose, and none of them are related in
any way to John B.Bose, and can have
no possible motive for swearing to a
lie. The question resolves itself down
to this one proposition, that if JohnB.
llose was present at the killing of tho
Fredricksous, George Rose has made
a mistake in the date upon which the
crime was committed. But while this
is the case, it does not prove but what
John B. Rose was the instigator or ac
cessory after the fact The remarks
he has made at times since the trial
indicate beyond dispute that he has
had a knowledge of tho crimp either
before or since its commission. In
the light of tho testimony now in, it
looks as it the crime was committed
by George Rose and Edwards or
George Rose alone. Of course Gib
bons has not had his trial, but enough
can be proven to raise a question of
doubt as to his connection with the
crime. The attorneys in the case are
getting fretful and are ready to snap
at each other at any time.
recalled: stated positively that he nev
er made the statement to Mr. Good
pasture that George had confessed
killing tho Fredericksons.
recalled, stated the conversation he
had with George Rose in the court
house was made on tho 31st day of
March. Mr. Minton aud I came up
here. Laid to George I heard he had
made a confession; wanted to know
what it was. I said to him I did not
think that story was true.
was again recalled and testified as fol
lews: The dirt was thrown on each
side of tho crave near the slouch. I
do not think the earth removed would
quarter fill the hole.
Do not thiuk there would be much
wash of this dirt by tho tide, as there
is considerable clay in the sou."
ATj. cjkeen
testified: I" Live at Sunshine. Am ac
quainted with Ed Gibbons aud George
Koso. ns iu company with them
from Bay Centre to Oysterville. Geo.
Rose said in my presenco and in the
presence of Turner that Gibbons was
innocent of this crime."
recalled, states: " Georco Rose was
on the ranch and when I asked him
how the Dutchman's dog came there
he said the Fredricksous went on the
bay about two weeks ago on a stormy
Monday, and never came back.' About
three weeks ago in the presence of Tur
ner and Ward, George said the key to
Fredrickson's hoube was 4 in my vest
pocket at home,' and know Anderson
talked with him. Anderson said ho
had talked with George Rose here in
Am living on Rose's place. Have
been a good mauy cattle killed there.
Have seen a good many bullet holes in
fences on tho farm. Have taken no
particular interest and got nothing for
my interest. Mr. Hardesty has ac
cused me of accepting bribe for evi
dence. There is no shot or knot holo
on the board in the pig piu where the
bullet hole is. Mr. Hardesty asked
me to bring tho board out of the door
but I forgot it
J. n. 3IEVEK3.
Lived at South Bend since February
last. Know J. S. Prickett aud Ander
son. "While in conversation on tho
street Anderson said he could see Geo.
Rose anytime.
Said ho was defending George Rose.
Did not know tho date ho was em
ployed. abeii ioniiixa.
Live at South Bend. Am a com
mon laborer. During the month of
January last was at South Bend.
Know John B. Rose. Went there to
board the Gth of January. Stayed
two and one-half months. Boarded
the last week of January. Know
J ohn B. Rose. Know he was at home
on the" 30th day of January, tho day of
this murder. Rose was in bed on that
day between 1 and 2. I saw him in
the afternoon in bed. A man by tue
name of Carter kicked up a fuss that
morning. I had difficulty about get
ting lunch to take to work, bpoke to
Rose about it He said ho had noth
ing to do with boarders.
Had trouble first on tho 29th abont
the lunch. I saw him at noon on tho
29th. On the 30th I just saw him
come out of his room. Saw him at
noon in bed and setting by the stove
in the evening. About 6:30. First
thought about this Tuesday, since I
came to Oysterville.
Testified he wa3 one of the bailiffs
during the time George Rose was con
fined in the court house. Remember
when Judge Holcomb came to see
George Rose. They went up stairs.
I let Winton out and Holcomb and
George Rose were left in the room
I remember when Judge Holcomb
and Winton came to see George. I
let them both into the room together
and out together. But was gone my
self part of tho time. Malarkey re
mained. REDIRECT.
I cannot bo mistaken. I kept dates
in an account book and have it with
Tho different confessions made by
Geo. Rose were introduced m evi
James Goodpasture knows prisoner.
Talked with him at Bay Centre. Ho
said to me ho knew George killed tho
Fredricksons. That ho got drunk aud
killed them and confessed it to me. It
was just after the preliminary hear
It occurred at Bay Centre. Mr.
Mower was in the room when this was
recalled. Am acquainted with the
Rose ranch. The Fredricksou
house is about one-fourth milo from
the mud flat Could not see the Fred
rickson house in sailing on a lino
from South Bend to the Rose ranch,
only the roof of the building, while
sitting down in the boat I have been
to Fredrickson's house. Tho building
is on blocks about 4 feet high. From
tho channel cculd see nothing without
a glass.
From the channel to tho mud flats
is about three-fourths of a mile. I
found the tide marked logs up beyoud
the house. Do not know the -condition
of the tide when I was there.
It would make a difference about see
ing the building if it was a high or
low tide.
MB. snuiiES.
Read the testimony of Pat Connelly
in the case against Edwards. He at
that time testified that when ho and
George Roso went down to tho Rose
ranft, he could see a man there. On
February 1st ho was within two
stone3 throw of tho channel or tho
mud flats.
ITloriiiiiR- Session.
OrsrERViLtjE, Aug. 9.
At tho opening of tho morning ses
sion eleven witnesses were put under
bonds in the sum of 3200 each to up
near at tho regular session of the
supreme court at Montesano, Chehalis
county, on tho part of the defence.
And six on the part or tue state.
The state then introduced F. O.
Fredrickson, brother of Jens Fred-
nckson, who tostined as follews:
"I know John Rose. Got acquainted
with him on the boat, going to Port
land. At Portland wo met my
brother. A year afterward my brother
and mjbeif met Rose on tho Roso
ranch; we were looking for laud. Wo
went up to the front gate and Rose
came out and spoke and said it was too
late now. Mr. Green who brought us
over was leaving with tho boat Roso
said we could not stay all night and
called the man, Green, back to tako
us away.
"I told Roso on tho boat that my
name was Fredrickson, not Smith. I
went by the namo of Frank Smith
while in the army. I joined the gov
ernment post at Astoria as John
was the next witness called: "I know
John B. Ro3e and Jens Fredrickson.
I was with them when they were to
gether at Ilwaco and wanted to get to
Shoalwater bay. They met at the
Rose ranch. Afterwards Jens Fred,
rickson shook hands with John Rose.
This was about seven years ago.
Tho cross-examination revealed tho
fact that witness was under the in
fluence of liquor when he remembered
this occurrence and told Hardesty of
it last joight, but said, "My mind was
as good to remember as it is this
Testified that he is one of the
grand jurors and that J. H. Cornish
was called as a witness before thaj;
An attempt was made here to prove
that tho witness, Dick Cornish was
not s ummoned" before this jury, by
Blocks 200x200, $300 to $400.
This Choice Property
property on
Winton, and tho court severely cen
sured him for it
. .nnnlliu? nnrl Vio tafifirfl flinf. lift
last Sunday tried to see if he could (
see JbTeancKson s nonse a quarter m. u
milo away, and could. Testified that
he could see his daughter and nieco
from where he stood, in the boat
This testimony is to prove the truth
of tho statement made by Pat Con
nelly that on the Monday after
George Rose said the murder was
committed that he saw smoke coming
out of tho roof and saw parties there.
Was atJMr. Rose's place about 7: 30
o'clock. 'While coming over, the boy
could see Fredrickson's house last
The evidence closed here, and tho
case went to tho jury.
A. G. Hardesty opened the argu
ment for the state. Ho stated that he
never felt so embarrassed in the long
veara of his oractico as upon this occa
sion, as he was prosecuting an old
gray-haired man ana an oiu citizen or
Pacific county. He said tho prisoner's
face indicated his innocence.
Hardesty's speech occupied about
two hours, and he argued his case in a
masterly way, bringing out the details
of tho evidence and showing up tho
weakness of the defense.
At the conclusion of his speech court
adjonrned for dinner, after which F.
D. Winton will open for tho defense.
For Mongolians MM Illegally in
Tie Unite! States.
Special by The Umted Prrss
Washington, Aug. 9. Collector
Phelps, of San Francisco, to-day tele
graphed the department that 25 China
men, found to be illegally in tho
United States, had been turned over
to him by the authorities of the south
ern district of California.
Tn rrlv lift Tcna lnsf rnrfAd in hrtVfl
them returned to China in tho same '
manner as was previously done in sim
ilar cases.
The FIrt
National Bank Au
Special to Tn Astorian.1
Washington, Aug. 9. The comp
troller of the currency has authorized
the organization of a national bank at
Hoquiam, Washington, on $50,000
capital, and with the following
efficers: C. M Parkhurst, president;
George W. Herteges, cashier.
JTIizncr Hoard Front.
Spccl.ll tO TnR ASTOIt! AN.l
Washington. Aug. 9. Tho depart
ment of state has received a dispatch
dated Libertad, Salvador, fromMiz
nor, tho United States minister to
Guatemala. Mizner reached San
Jose, Guatemala, about ono week ago.
The department declined to make
public tho contents of the telegram or
its instructions in reply thereto.
Another Tacoma National Bank.
Special to Thk ASTOUIAX
Washington, Aug. 9. James M.
Bell of Tacoma, and associates have
applied to the comptroller of tho cur
rency to orgunizo tho National Bank
of the Republic at that place.
New York's Population.
Special to The Astouian.
Washington, Aug. 9. A rough
count of tho state of Now York's popu
lation gives 5,999,463.
Becoming Rather ITIcddleiomo.
Special to The Astouian.1
Albuquerque, N. M., Aug. 9. A
gang of midnight marauders, styling
themselves White Caps, are terroriz
ing San Migual and Santa Fo
counties with their depredations.
Yesterday they compelled all the em
ployees in the coal chutes and on the
section at Wallace, on the Santa Fe
road just above this city, to strike for
8L50 per day. Tho superintendent
granted their demands and they were
so elated over their success that they
struck again before going to work for
$2 per day. Men were sent from here
to fill their places at 31.50 per day.
Tho strike is still on at other places.
It is openly asserted that the White
Caps will compel those now at work
to throw up their jobs or suffer the
Frosts Reported In Manitoba.
Special to The Astorian.
Chicago, Aug. 9. Private reports
have been received here this morning
to the effect that the temperature in
Minnesota fell last night to 30 above
zero, or 2 below the freezing point,
and that a general frost was probably
experienced throughout Manitoba.
The significance of tho report lies in
the statement that tho wheat harvest
has not begun yet, that the wheat
thero is in tho milk, and that a severe
frost would ruin tho crop.
is now on the market, and is the Mnest Summer Resort on the Coast. It joins the Seaside
the south, and has one-half of river frontage on the STecanicum river with fine boating and fishing.
COMerCe Of tie State ill MEl Of
Beins Paralyzes.
Special by Tho Uxrrro Psrs3
New. York, Aug. 9 Despite the
denial of tho officials, the wholo New
York Central system is practically
tied up by tho strike, and the struggle
promises to be long and bitter, as both
sides are stubbornly determined not
to give in. Every Knight of Labor
employed in running the trains has
quit work and the whole lino between
this city and Buffalo is strown with
abandoned freight and passenger
trains. The commerce of tho state
and -country is in danger of being
paralyzed, as tho strikers will leave no
stones unturned to carry their point
In fact the leaders of the strike inti
mate that they will tie up every road
in the state before to-morrow night.
unless their demands aro complied
with, on the other side. Vanderbilt
is said to have issued an order to presi
dent Webb to crush out the strikers,
oven if it cost a million dollars. Many
thousands of train men, switchmen
and yard men are not in the
freight and passenger jards of
tho Now York Central in
tliis city. They say they
will extend the war to the West Shore,
tho Harlem Road, Lake Shore &
Nickel Plate if they are not met ami
cably. Hundreds of thousands of
tons of freight nro completely block
aded, and passenger traffic is greatly
delayed. Tho Blrikers so far have re
frained from acts of violence, and
have beeu given permission to work
in order to save perishable freight
Tho officers of tho road, however, have
taken measures to protect the men
they have hired, and have 200 police
reserves scattered about the Central
depot and yards ready for an emer
gency. A report comes from Albany
that tho militia has been ordered to
be held in readiness for active duty.
Tho strike is already being seriously
felt in this city. The wholesale price
of milk has advanced from $1.37 to S2
per can, and many people have been
forced to fall back on the condensed
articla Many trainloads of meat in
refrigerator cars are reported stand
ing on the tracks between this city
and Albany. Most of tho butchers
have supplies enough to last to-day.
"Western Traffic Interrupted.
Special to The Astobian.
New York, Aug. 9. The tie-up on
the Central road has delayed through
mail from San Francisco. This is one
of the largest and most important
mails that arrive here. It was due at
12:15 this morning, but had not
reached hero up to noon. It is feared
the lio-up will interfere with the
prompt distribution of tho California
fruits on route to New England points,
but the Now York and New Haven
road which connects here with all the
western roads directly or by ferry,
luckily, has a side line from Harlem,
which does not depend on its connec
tion with tho Central, and freights are
moving by that lino to New England,
though with some interruption, while
the passenger traffic to New England
is still largely suffering from tho in
Theemplojesof the New York and
New Haven road say that they are not
in sympathy with the tie-up, so, prob
ably, California fruits by this lino will
go forward fairly well. Tho weather
is cool, which is a favorable condition
under the circumstances.
Dentil of a Philanthropist.
Special toTiiK Astouian 1
CliEVEIiANDj O., Aug. 9.-J. W.
"Wade, a millionaire and railroad
president, and ex-president of the
Western Union Telegraph Co., died
here at 920 this morning, aged 79
years. He had been ill but three
days with inflammation of the bowels.
"Wade wa3 prominent as a philanthro
pist and public spirited citizen.
To Resume Service.
Special 10 The Astouian.1
New York, Aug. 9. The passenger
department of the New York Central
& Hudson River railroad announces a
complete resumption of through and
local train service, both on the main
line and the Harlem division, trains
for which will leave the Grand Cen
tral station to-night as usual at G p.
M., 730 P. M. and 930 p. m.
Went Out and AVcnt In.
Special to The Astobian.
Rochester, N. Y., Aug. 9. Tho
men who went out here last night all
went back to work this morning, ex
cept two who were refused. Nino
baggage handlers struck this morning
and they were informed that they
would not be taken back.
The Carpenters Elect Officers.
Special to The Astorian.1
Chicago, Aug. 9. Tho Carpenters'
National Convention to-day chose the
following efficers: President, M. H.
Kliner, of Chicago secretary McGuire
was re elected; vice-president TJ. P.
"Wellin, of San Francisco, and P. H.
Burle, of Brooklyn. t
Traffic Almost at n. Stand Still.
Special to The
AiiBANT, Aug. 9. Master workman
E. J. Lee this afternoon said if tho
Central shipped live stock and other
perishable goods over the West Shore
road in any considerable quantity, he
would issue an order that would cut
that road in two. Tho situation of the
strikers here is more firm- than last
night The. only men at work are the
engineers and a few firemen. The
only train arriving from tho south this
morning was the newspaper express
from New York an hour late. The
western trams came before noon
The mail and baggage cars are still
here. On the first western train was
attached a passenger coach, having on
board General Alger and a party on
tho way . to tho G. A. R. encampment
at Boston. Only one train has started
for the south. It was made up of
mail cars and two passenger coaches.
The strikers, .when this train was
about to be switched over the bndgo
across the river, refused to let the
switch be set properly, and tho police
had to be called on to disperse them.
The tram moved out, but the strikers
said it would not get far. It is said
that tho West Shore omployes will go
out before to-morrow. Over 1,000
men employed in the car shops went
out this morning.
A Seyenteen-Tear-Oli Girl Prepares
An Arsenical Breaifast.
hevesge foji cuastisehext.
Special by Tho U.xitfd Press.
Baltimore, Md., Aug. 9. Yester
day afternoon Mary Metzdorf, the
seventeen-year-old daughter of Catha
rine Metzdorf, had some words with
her mother, but the trouble had ap
parently blown over and been forgot
ten by Mrs. Metzdorf. This morning
the young girl, who usually prepares
breakfast for the family, arose as usu
al and had the meal ready. Besides
Mrs. Metzdorf there were at the table
their seven-year-old son, James,
and Mrs. Louise Broadwater, who
lives at tho house. Soon after drink
ing somo of the coffeo the boy com
plained of a burning at his stomach
and his mother advised him to let the
coffeo cool off. Immediately after
ward, however, Mrs. Broadwater made
a similar complaint and fell from her
chair. A physician was called, who
found the coffeo full of arsenic. The
daughter, who had not been seen
drinking from her cup, was at once ar
rested. Before sho reached the sta
tion house Mrs. Broadwater had ex
pired and lato this evening tho boy's
life is despaired of. Mrs. Metzdorf,
who was also affected-, vomited freely,
and to tins fact owes her life. Sho- is
crazed with grief and horror, and acts
like one demented. Man Metzdorf
declares her innocence, and says she,
too. drank the coffee, but was not
made sick. Her manner was stoical
and hardened.
Waits In Vain For The Crooin.
Sp cul t '1 11 c Annuel an.1
Lincoln, Neb, Aug. 9. Tom
Meyers, the son of a wholesale liquor
dealer of this city, and Miss Laurella
Craddock wore to have been married
last night at the bride's residence. A
great feast had been prepared in honor
of the occasion, and many guests were
bidden. After waiting until midnight
for the groom to appear the disap
pointed crowd dispersed. To-day the
young man could not bo found, but
this evening it leaked out that a num
ber of his friends who opposed the
match got him intoxicated and shipped
him to Kansas City to get him out of
tho way.
His Will Found at Last.
Special to The AstorianJ
New York, Aug. 9. Word has
reached this city within the past two
days that search is to be made in Cali
fornia for the widow and children of
Davis, tho dead Montana millionaire,
over whose estate there promises to bo
almost as lively and intricate a contest
as over that of tho noted Blythe.
Davis was supposed to be intestate
until tho discovery, a few days ago, of
a will leaving practically the entire es
tate to his brother, and so throwing
out several relatives.
Now, however, it is claimed that
Davis lived for a' time in California,
and has there now a wife and several
children, who, if discovered, will come
in for an estate valued at S3,000,000.
Trains Running Short-IIandcd.
Special to The AstorianJ
Everything at tho Hudson railroad
dopot in this city is quiet The
early train from the west passed
through jfrom two to four hours late.
All switchmen in tho freight and pas
senger yards have gone out on the
strike. Tho local trains left hero at
520 and 725 for New York. The lat
ter having no employes aboard except
a conductor and a baggageman.
Travel isnpt seriously interrupted.
Lots 50x100 to
Has BgceiTBil Ho Aflrlces From-His
Government for Five Days.
Special By The Unit to Press.
San Francisco, Aug. 9. Doniingo
Estrada the Guatemalan consul here
has received no advices from his gov
ernment through tho Guatemalan
minister in Mexico for five days past
He has no means of knowing tho truth
of tho lato reports concerning presi
dent Barrillos, or of tho insurgent
general Irnngaray. He is quoted of
as saying that not a single one of those
reports eminate from Guatemala, but
that they cauio through Salvadorean
sources to Mexico. Ho instances the
long delav in the transmission of tho
American minister's dispatches from
Guatemala, which whe received did
not contain a single reerenco to tho
state of military affairs in Guatemala.
Until the steamer arrives on the 12th
from Champerico, which will bring
news up to the 29th of July, nothing
authentic can bo learned.
Appoint n. Committee to AdjHst
Special to The Astoriax.j
San Jose, Cal., Aug. 9. The coast
railway conference, having for its ob
ject the closing of tho Santa Mar
garita gap, met here to-day. Vice-president
Crocker, of tho Southern Pacific
company, who appeared before the
conference, said that he thought the
company which had accepted tho con
ventions proposition woum require
four years to complete the road. On
motion a committee was appointed to
confer with Crocket and tho railroad
company and settle on terms. A mo
tion regarding the apportionment of a
bonus was tabled. After considerable
discussion the convention , then ad
journed, to meet at tho call of tho
chair. The committee will confer
with railroad people of San Francisco
on Monday.
Oregon Should Have a Recount.
Special to TnR Astoeian.1
San Francisco, Aug. 9. Tho Ex
aminer to-uay says:
"Oregon appears to have juster
cause for complaint against tho cen
sus than almost any other part of tho
Union. Althogh Mr. Porter's cohorts
have succeeded in incurring a copious
supply of objurgation almost every
where, it seems that the enumerators
have been able to discover only 261,-2-12
Oregonians, while "Washington has
turned in 339,000 people. Judging
from the vote and other indications,
tho probabilities are that tho popula
tion of the two states is abont equal.
In that case, either the enumerators
have overlooked 73,000 in one case or
they have created that number in tho
Practical results is as the Portland
chamber of commerce points out, that
while Washington will get two repre
sentatives in congress, Oregon may
have to be contented with one, a most
miserable ratio, for tho new appor
tionment will bo ono member to 180,
000 persons. At that rate, with 270,-
UUU people sho might get an extra re
presentative, but ono with only 264,000
would be likely to go without. "With
a recount, Oregon could certainly
scrape up a trifle over 6,000 more in
Talcing- Trains off .Certain
Routes. to The AstorianJ
Syracuse, N. Y., Aug. 9. Orders
were issued thi3 afternoon by the New
York Central authorities to allow no
trains to leavo East Syracuse, going
east. A prominent Knight of Labor
said to-day that although it has not
been generally supposed that Knights
had an assembly in Syracuse, it was a
mistake. Ho says thero is ono here,
and that tho executive board is now
in sessiqn awaiting orders. He says
such an order would cause an imme
diate strike. "Word comes from East
Syracuse at 5 p. ir. to-day that the
yardmaster thero had requested three
stock trains to be taken back to Os
wego Junction, but the strickers re
fused to comply with the request.
Orders from railroad authorities this
afternoon were that no trains be taken
further east than East Syracuse. An
outbreak occurred among tho strikers
thero and trains were stoned.
Southern California Crops Good.
Special to TnE Astorias.1
Sacramento, Aug. 9. Sergeant
Barwickhas sent the following crop
report to tho chief signal officer at
"Washington, D. C:
Fruit and grain are favorably af
fected by the past weather. The rain
storm in San Bernardino did but
little damage.
San Francisco Shipping.
Special to TnE Astoria:?.
San Francisco, Aucr. 9. Arrived
Bark Templar from Seattle.
Cleared: Steamer Jeanie, for Port
350 feet, $40 to
MS Austin House, Seaside,
Arrested at the Last I7Iomcnt.
Special to The astorian.1
San Francisco, Aug. 9. The
schooner Berwick sailed this morning
for Rogue river. Among her crew
was mate Louis Wflley. While he
was getting tho vessel under way a
young woman was swearing out a
warrant for his arrest on a charge of
betrayal. The warrant was placed in
the hands of an officer at the wharf.
When tho vessel got opposite- the
wharf he boarded her and took Wil-
ley ofE The woman gave tho namo of
Ida Rohen. She became acquainted
with Willoy while sho was working as
a servant. It was then, she claims,
that he botrayed her under promise of
A Man Killed and Two Women
Special to The Astorian.1
Jaoksonvii.TiE. Or.. Autr. 9. Peter
Berwert, an old resident of this county
was run over and Killed here yester
day. He was watering his horses
when they took fright and knocking
him down, the wagon passed over his
body. He received internal injuries
from which he died in a short time.
Mrs. Karewski and Mrs. Hanser, two
ladies who were in tho wagon were
thrown out and severely bruised.
Tie Relations of tie TInltea States
To England
Special by The Uxitm Press.
New York, Aug. 9. Tho Mail and
Express (Republican), which pays par
ticular attention to "Wall street doings,
has an editorial on the effects of the
silver bill. It says tho United States
lias for years been playing into tho
hands of Great Britain, which, being
the largest silver buyer in the world.
has had a very strong interest in mak
ing gold as dear as possible and hold
ing on to it. As long as we are buy
ing two million ounces of silver a
month, tho treasury was, per force, a
seller of gold, and in this attempt had
the cordial co-operation of Great Brit-
am. JNow tnat we begin to buy more
than twice as much the position is
changed and Great Britain is a com
petitor at a great disadvantage. For
many years the farmers of the "United
States have been selling their wheat
for gold in competition with wheat of
India which was bought with silver.
Tho British importer bought silver
with his gold and exchanged it for
Indian wheat. The prico rose to a
point at which it became cheaper to
pay for American wheat with gold.
Now that silver has risen and has
regained in seven months what it lost
in seven years, the prico of Indian
wheat is advanced just that mnch and
is handicapped by that percentage in
competition with American wheat. A
very considerable percentage of in
crease in tho price of wheat to-day is
due, not to fears of a short crop, but
to the fact that Englishmen find In
dian wheat virtually advanced more
than half way to parity- with Amer
ican grain.
the last novr.
Virtually Stop Traffic.
Special to The Astorun.1
New York, Ang. 9. Holland, of the
executive board of tho Knights of
Lalor, at two o'clock this afternoon
stated that ho understood that all tho
engineers had been ordered out and
would probably leave work between
now and to-morrow morning. The
engineers and Knights of Labor havo
arranged for a conference. Every
thing looks as though the engineers
would go out to-night. This will vir
tually stop all traffic.
Death of an Editor.
Special to TnE Astorian.
Pittsburg, Pa., Aug. 9. Harry H.
Byram, editor-in-chief of the Pittsburg
Chronicle-lelearapi, who was taken
ill with typhoid pneumonia a few
weeks ago, died this afternoon. He
was 45 years of age.
Cause a Slight Paclc When Thcy
Special to The Astorian.1
San Francisco, Aug. 9. At a meet
ing of the council of federated trades,
last night, a delegate of the Coast
Seamen's union stated that reports
had been received that all the Alaska
canneries which had taken union men
were doing first class and making
large packs, while the Commercial
company was doing very little pack
ing. This was because they had en
gaged green hands who had no experi
ence. Others who Jhad engaged non
union men were doing very poorly.
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup
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Aiojtei lytic Froyincial Antlorities
Against lie Jets
Special by Tnc United Press.
Paris, Aug. 9. The Estafette says
the czar has ordered the application of
tho anti-Jewish laws postponed for ono
year, probably intending to postpone
the putting of them in operation in
definitely. It adds that the proving
cial authorities have adopted vexatious
measures against tho Jews without the
czars authoritv.
German Naval Movements.
Special to The Astoria n.1
BERiiTN, Aug. 9. The German cor
vette Victoria and tho ironclad Wur-
tem b urq sailed from "Wilhelm shaven
for Heligoland to-day. They were
followed by a German squadron of
evolution. The vessels will partici
pate in the taking of the island by
Germany from England.
Faith and Work.
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lieve in the faith cure?"
"Yes, dear," said mamma, "and I
practice it, too."
"Mamma," continued the boy, feel
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goes a swimming aud then lies about
it, can you cure him of lying by
"No, dear," said mamma, sweetly,
"that vice is cured by laying on of
And in ten minutes thereafter,
Albert was tho best cured boy on all
Long island, and mamma was putting
on hor slipper with. tho air o a woman
who knows all about leather and its
application to the human system
Brooklyn Earle.
The monument of Pestalozzi at
Yverdon, lately inaugurated, has
these inscriptiens: "To Pestalozzi,
1746-182. Erected by popular sub
scription, 18S0." "I lived like a beg
gar to show beggars how they ought
to live as men." "Savior of the poor
in Nenhof. Father of the orphans in
Stauz. Founder of tho popular
school in Burgdorf. Educator of men
in Yverdon. All for others, nothing
for himself!"
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