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ftfrttlttrfil AaW UlLltHtt fULL AttOOIATtO PRIM RIOOftT UOVIRS THI MORNINQ NILD ON Trit LOWIft OOLUalatlA. in J ft VOLUME LXI N0.248 ASTORIA, OREGON, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 18. J906 PRICE FIVE CENTS ' AT Liberals ana Officials Con fer in Havana. INSURGENTS GATHERING Three Thousand Rebels near Hav. ana- -Clenfuegos in State of Selge. PROTECT BRITISH PROPERTY American War Vessels Will Protect British ai Well ai American In terest on Wand Zayai in the Capitol. HAVANA, Sept. 17.-Tbe only rult o far of President 1'ftlma'i order for h suspension of hrnttitit tr have been that the Literal leaders who bitbarlo had every reason to fear arrest, are circulating freely In Havana and even conferring with the members of the government in regard to pate, and inch Insurgent In the field a have been conultd. while expressing themselves a agreeable to an amiable aettloment, at the aama time are assuming an at titude which cannot be anld to Iwlc well for a prompt settlement of exist ing differences. In the meantime Cion fuegos is In a state of siege, and com rnunlcatlon by telegraph Is severed. It la known that Clenfugoe was not at tacked up to midnight Sunday, but what has transpired since is not known. AH accounts agree that there are eas ily three thousand insurgents a few miles southeast of Havana, and there are rumors that they will enter the city peaceably If not molested, but they will fight If they meet resistance. It is be liovorl however, thnt no attempt will EFFORTS SETTLEMENT be made against Havana until the ar rival of l'ino Onerra, who Is estimated to be about thirty miles distant. The general impression I that the presenca In Havana harbor of the American crui ser Denver will not act aa a deterrent to such a movement, the auxiliary crui ser Dixie having trone to Cienfuegoa. and the Des Molnea to bring Taft and Paeon to Cuba. The announcement from Washington that the American war vessels will protect British as well as American interests Is taken as ap plying especially to Cienfuegos, where the British own the Cuban Central rail road, which has been compelled to sua' nend operations and has suffered con alderable damage to its property. Three representatives of the Liberal party started eastward today to confer with the insurgents In Santa Clara and other eastern provinces. Several au tomoblles loaded with more or less au thorized peacemaker! went westward, but were compelled to return, not hav Innr either eovernment passes or creden' tiftls for definite negotiations, Alfredo Zayas, president of the Liberal party, moved freely about the city today and even visited the Palace where he held a conference with Secretary Montalvo, relative to means of seculng peace. Zayas told the Associated Press that be was hopeful of the outcome, although nothing like a definite basis for an agreement had yet been considered. FIVE ITALIANS ARRESTED. Ksxm YORK. SeDt. 17. Five Italians were arrested by the Coney Island po lice Sunday In connection with an al leged "Black Hand" case. The Intended victim of the plot, according to the police, was Frank Mazzea, proprietor of two hotels, who had received letters demanding $1,000. JEWELL SERVICE. V 7111 Soon Leave for Mexico la si. D v , O Starch of Hulth, i CHICAGO, Sept. 17,-John Alexan der Dowle, who, according to general be lief in SCion City, la In an extremely critical condition of health, yesterday announced ft farewell service at Shi lh House for next Sunday. Imme diately after the service ha will leave for Mexico if his physical condition will permit. It Is not expected that he will ever ae Zion City again, In ft communication from the old leader, which was read at the Talwrnacle bv Elder A. K. Arrlniiton. he advised his loyal followers to remain away from the polls at the election for a new gen etal overseer tomorrow, ItcporU of Howie's condition were taken to bis wife at her summer: home, Ben MacDhul, White Uke, Mich., and she hastened to Zion City, accompan led by her ton, Gladstone. They ar rived at Shllob House Thursday night, but were denied admission. Mrs, Dowle came to Chicago yesterday to remain with a friend, and her aon returned to Michigan. Tha polla for the election tomorrow will be open from 9 a. m, to 9 p. m The election of Vollva, who apoka to a large outdoor meeting yesterday, conceded by ft practically unanimous vote, , PACIFIC COAST LEAGUE. At Portland San Fmnrlseo, 2j Port land, 0. At Seattle Seattle, 8; Fresno, 0. HE I Holy Roller Adherents Believed Mentally Unbalanced. TESTIMONY AT THE HEARING Will H. Morris,. Defender of George Mitchell, Testifies Before Insanity Board, That He Thinks Esther and Sister Insane. SEATTLE, Wash., Sept. 17.-WI11 H Morris, w'o defended George Mitchell hen the latter was on trial for the killing of Creold, testified at the Cref- fleld-MItchell Insanity hearing todft Morris declared it his belief that both omen were hopelessly Insane, and that the other attorneys Interested in the case, including Deputy Prosecutor Mil ler, were of the same opinion. He aaid that during Mitchell's trial be had ft numViev of noranna interested In the 1 - i case subpoenaed as witnessed, so that they could be excluded from the court room, because he feared a demonstration. Morris said he thought the girl did the shooting because of a plan in connec tion with the birth of ft new Christ, to which she was" to have been a party, and which was stopped by the death of Creffield. Mrs. Crcffleld and Dr. Snyder, the prison physician, were also examined, but nothing of particular importance de veloped. CARNIVAL WEEBI. NEW YORK, Sept. 17. Carnival week, commemorative of the closing of the most prosperous season Coney Isl and has ever known, begins at that re sort today, with ft pageant which It Is promised will eclipse anything ever known on the island. The coronation of the Prince of Plenty will follow. For every night during the week a different programme has been mapped out and I nightly crowds of at least 600,000 vis itors are expected. One hundred and twenty young men have been chosen as mnlds of honor to Queen ProRpeja, who will be crowned Wednesday night. On Thursday night an automobile pa rade will be reviewed. It is expected that 500 decorative machines will par ticipate. IK NSANE NOHTION iS REFUSED Republicans' Choice for Governor Declined. GABBERT IS NOT LIKED Colorado's Republican. Nominee Will .not Run With Man Once Populist. NEW TICKET MAY BE CHOSEN Rumor in Circulation That Republicans Will Call Another Convention and Nominate Entire New Ticket" Gabbert Stubborn. DENVER, Sept. 17. Philip B. Stew art, recently nominated for governor on the Republican ticket, tonight sent letter to the Republican state chairman, declining tha nomination. While the letter does not say so in so many words, the reason Stewart declined to run, is on account of tehplacing of Justice William Gabbert on the ticket as a can didate for re-election to the Supreme bench. Before the convention was bcld Stew art advised against Gabbert's nomina tlon. When the nomination was made, Stewart was not present, being confined to his hotel by illness. He did not hear of Gabbert's name on the ticket until Sunday, and it is said declared to State Chairman Vivian that he would not run on the same ticket with a Populist. A very diplomatic letter was sent Gab' bert, who was elected six years ago as a Populist. Gabbert is said to have declared he would not withdraw if the entire Republican ticket should refuse to run with him. It is reported tonight i';M Judge Caswell, who was nominal ed with Gabbert for the Supreme bench, will withdraw his name from the ticket tomorrow. There is ft report current tonight that the Republicans will call another convention and nominate an entire new ticket. VIOLENT STRIKE RIOTS. French Mob Burns Furniture Factory and Sacks the Police Station. GRENOBLE, France, Sept. 17. Vio lent strike riots occurred today. A mob tors down the doors of a big factory, carried out the furniture and set Are to it. The mob then proceeded to the police station, believing two of their comrades in prison, and sacked it, mak ing a bon Are of the furniture and pa pers. The troops were able to disperse the mob only by the free use of the butts of their rifles. DISCOVER NEW RIVER. NEW YORK, Sept. 17. A special to the Herald, from Marseilles, says that the Duke of AbruzzI, who has arrived there, has just made an announcement that one of the most important scientific results achieved in his latest explora tions in the interior of Africa was the discovery of a river never before de scribed in any geography He marked its course and measured its volume and flow. HAVE AIR BRAKES. NEW YORK, Sept. 17. In a report to the Interstate Commerce Commission the Pennsylvania Railroad shows that on its lines east of Pittsburg and Erie it owns 133,431 freight cars and that 130,915 or 98 per cent of them, lire equipped with air brakes. DESTRUCTIVE STORM. Carolina Coast Line Is Visited by Se vere Hurricane, WILMINGTON, N. C Kept. 17.-For six or eight hour toduy more than 200 men, women and children were cut off from the mainland, in imminent dan ger of peril, while cottages, hotel and railroad probity were damaged to the extent of $10,000 by a fierce storm, which swept Wrightsville Beach, nine mile east of here, today. Early risers received the first intimation of danger, when awakening .this rooming they found breakers sweeping clear across the beach to the sound and rolling high up on the mainland, two miles beyond. Five trolley cars brought number of persons across the sound on the tres tle while the waves swept the trestle. This gave way immediately after the last car had reached the mainland. The storm increased until noon when the rescue work began. The surf boats were sent aero the channel at great risk and the people were all rescued by 5 o'clock this evening. Other points along the beach report some damage to houses and shipping. The Clyde Uner Navahoe, due here this morning, has not yet arrived. It is thought she put to sea to avoid the fury of the storm. To night the storm abated and there was no further danger. ' Way Down in Georgia. WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 The storm which raged off the Carolina coast to day is centered tonight over eastern Georgia. The weather bureau an nounced tonight the storm is of a de structive nature, and it is probably headed for the Mississippi Valley. TERRIBLE STORM. Newfoundland and Labrador . Coastwise Shipping Suffers Extremely, ST. JOHNS. NT. F. Rent. 17. Besides eleven schooners wTecked at Belle Isle recently by atorms, seven others with more than one hundred persons on board were driven ashore on the Labrador coast. Four fatalities are reported thus far. It is feared worse disasters oc curred off the Northwestern part of the coast, word from which is not yet re ceived. Over 200 castaways are now awaiting the arrival of the government steamer to convey them home. It was the worst disaster since 1886. "CRIME AGAINST CIVILIZATION." LONDON, Sept. 17.-On the receipt of a telegram to the effect that 200 Jews were arrested at haphazzand in the recent massacre at Siedlce, and are be ing tried by Held court martial their judges being the same officers who par ticipated in the disorders and there fore likely to condemn them in order to justify the massacre, a committee of British Jews today issued ft strong ap penl to the civilized nations "to prevent such a crime against civilization." PASSENGERS SUSPECTED. NEW YORK, Sept. 17. The Amert can liner New York reached her pier with many of her passengers uncon sciously under suspicion. On the way over J. S. B. Thompson, of Atlanta, re ported that he had been robbed of a Swiss gold watch valued at $1,000 and a day later J. Payne of the same boat reported to the captain the loss of $31 As soon as the New York could reach the wireless station, a local detective agency was informed and it had several men on the pier when the men landed. They consulted the steamship's officers and examined several of the employes, but no arrests were made. SUSPECT MURDER. NEW YORK, Sept. 17. The author ities of Haverstraw, N. Y., suspect that Mrs. Jane Gerow, 70 years of age, a wealthy recluse, who lived' on a home stead in a .secluded valley under Big Kohr Mountain, has been murdered. District Attorney Thomas Gagag led a party which made a search of the premises Sunday. The Investigation was fruitless and will be resumed today. Mrs, Gerow, some of her relatives as sert, had over $5,000 in cash, in stocks and bonds In the house. Bloodstains in her home led to the belief that she was murdered. The authorities believe the body was buried on the premises. RE OPPOSED TO F New York Democrats For see Disaster in It. AN ADDRESS ISSUED Fusion With Independents Means Sacrifice of Political Principles. GAIN WOULD BE TEMPORARY Party Has Principles of Own to Fight For and Does Not Need Fusion With Political Organiza tion. SYRACUSE, Sept. 17. An address to the Democrats of the State has been issued by the committee appointed at tha recent conference at Albany. The address declares strongly against fu sion. It states the Independence League has asked the support of men from both parties, and that petition was made by the Democratic wing of the league to confer with the Demo crats with ft view of fusion. The state ment declares that fusion means a sac rifice of political principles In order to secure a temporary victory and always is, and must be, a shameful failure. It goesi on to say that there is no rea son why the Democratic party should fuse. It has principles and plenty of men and the party should not submit to being annexed by ft movement origin ating fir the personal exploitation of one man, however worthy or worthless the movement, an dwbatever the char acter of the man. The statement de clares the party must fight the fight of the people against corporations and cor ruption, but that it cannot fight its fight if it destroys itself by merger Into another party. The assertion is made that if the party is kept true in its course, it is on the ere of a great victory. "We have the chance of a gen eration," it says, "let us not throw it away by our indifference and folly." PRIMARIES TODAY. In 85 Assembly Districts in New York Primaries Will Take Place. NEW YORK, Sept. 17. The primaries occur tomorro win 85 out of 150 as sembly districts of the State. These include New York, Queena, Kings, and Richmond counties. No primary con test in years has aroused greater in terest for upon the issue Is expected to depend not only the control of the Re publican and Democratic organizations in New York and Brooklyn, but prob ably the control of the Republican and Democratic State conventions, REOPEN OLD CASE. CHICAGO, Sept. 17. The Interstate Commerce Commission consisting of Martin A. Knapp, chairman; Judson C Clements, Charles G. Prouty, Franklin K. Lane and E. Clark, at a meeting here today will reopen the old "Eleva tor Allowance" case against, the Union Pacifto Railroad. Representatives of the Chicago Great Western, Atchison, To peka & Santa Fe, and Chicago, Bur lington & Quincy will attempt to prove that the Union. Pacific has secured an unfair advantage through its system of elevator allowances at Omaha and Kan sas City. 1 KILLED BY AUTO. Millionaire's Son Rons Down Bicyclist, With Fatal Results." CIHCAGO, Sept. 17.-A dispatch to the Tribune from Hartland. Wis., sayst While George E. Harling, son of the president of the Milwaukee road, waft driving his automobile Saturday, he collided with Alfred Overland, a pass ing bicyclist. The latter was hurled violently to the ground. He wsjs picked up unconscious by Mr. Earling and died yesterday. , ' After the accident the injured man was rushed to ft hotel in Mr. Earling1 automobile and ft physician summoned. The doctor reached the hotel in twen ty minutes and found the man's skull cracked at the base of the brain. A little later A. G. Earling arrived at tha hotel and ordered everything possible done to save the man's life. He ordered ft special train from Milwaukee carry ing Dr. Horace Manchester Brown, to the stricken man's aid. . The road is wide near the scene of the accident, and the only explanation is that there must have been confu sion in passing. The body of Overland who was a coachman, will be sent to his former home in Ohio after the in quest. THEY ARE HERE. Another big shipment of the San Francisco earthquake books have just arrived at the Astorian office and are ready for subscribers. Come early and avoid the rush. FIND OUT EFFECT Effort to Discover Effect of Pure Food Law. ON IMPORTED FOOD PRODUCTS New Pure Food Law Will Apply to An Imported Foods as Well as Those of Home Make Domestic Man ufacturers Interested. NEW YORK, Sept. 17. Just what effect the new pure food law will have on the importers and domestic manu facturers of food products, will be the object of hearings to be held in the rooms of the Board of Trade and Trans portation, beginning today, by ft com mittee, consisting of Dr. H. W. Wiley of the Department of Agriculture; 3. N. D. North, director of the census, and James L. Gerry, of the Treasury De partment. Importers and manufactur ers will be asked to appear before the committee and give whatever data they may have. This hearing will include not only food products but drugs as well. The hearings are of Importance as in directly affecting every dinner table in the country. The committee is to decide whether the rules and reglations they prescribe to prevent adulternation or misbrand ing of domestic foods sold in the Unit ed States shall apply equally to im ported food products. Dr. Wiley, who is regarded as the principal author of the new law, declares that they will be. "There is no possibility of concession he said, "we shall recommend the same enforcement of the law upon imported food products as upon domestic" Domestic manufacturers of food are greatly interested in the regulations as to the labels. The test of the law is intended to prevent all false pretenses. INTERESTING SITUATION. CONCORD, N. H., Sept. 12. The most interesting Republican convention in New Hampshire in years is tomorrow. The extraordinary canvass which has preceded the convention has largely de veloped from the entrance into the field of Winston Churchill, the novelist, who is the representative and leader of the anti-corpation movement launched by the newly formed Lincoln club.