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JOVCRSTHC MORNING ftCUO ONTHC LOWER COLUMBIA PUIUSHCt rULl At SOCIAftO PRIfct REPORT 33rd YEAR. NO. 190 ASTORIA, OREGON, TUESDAY, AUGUST 18, 1908 PRICE FIVE CENTS HIS DEATH . A MYSTERY Rancher at Hilsboro Mur dered in His Barn SUSPECT HIS PARTNER Robert M. Wood Second Man to Meet Strange Death at Jenning's Ranch LIVED TOGETHER FOR YEARS Wood Goes to tht Barn to Milk the Cowt and Wu Killed With Piece of Manger Crating by Un known Assailant A special to the Oregonian from Hilhboro tells of the death of Robert M Wood, a native of England, early today, The death is wrapped in mys tery and the circumstances are para doxical. Wood lived with Mr. and Mrs, II. D. Jennings on a ranch near Canton. This ranch is owned by Jen nings but Wood had a $700 equity in it. The men were friend. This morning they arose together, Wood going to the barn to milk, Jenning, because of his wife's illness remaining until after breakfast. A few minutes after the interval, Jennings went to the barn to get some milk and he says he found Wood dead, his body pros trate in front of the door. An ex amination by physicians showed that Wood s heart was pierced and one rib broken by some blunt instrument. No blood anywhere was found except on the sharp end of a piece of manger grating. The point of the grating was blooded about an inch and a half. At the inquest today Jennings testified that he and Wood bad been friends for years and that they were part ners in the ranch, although there is no documentary evidence of this. Mrs. Jennings testified that she had known Wood for IS years and he re- aided with the family three or more years. She declared she knew no reason why anyone should have sought the man's life. Jenning's ranch seems to be afflicted with mysterious deaths. Three years ago last month, a young man .named McDonald is re ported to have shot himself there. The story goes that McDonald was jealous of Wood because he believed Wood was enamoured of Mrs. Jen nings. It is said McDonald snapped a revolved in Wood's face and then ran to his room and locked himself in. When the sheriff was summoned, and broke in the door he found Mc Donald dead from a shotgun wound. BRING HER TO ASTORIA. Honolulu Merchants And Planters To Set Up New Steamship Line. HONOLULU, Aug. 10-Plans are Steamer Aberdeen in a Dangerous Position . EUREKA, Aug. 17. The steamer Aberdeen, lumber laden, which struck the south spit of Humboldt bar this morning was beached tonight and an attempted will be made to patch the hull up and tow her to San Francisco for repairs. The entire bot tom of the ship .seems to be loosened tip, The Aberdeen attetnted to cross the bar this morning during a heavy being discussed for the Planters, the Intcr lsland Steam Navigation Com pany and the Mation Navigation Company to unite their interests and build a steamship of not less than 9000 tons to carry freight and pas senger between Honolulu and San Francisco. The American-Hawaiian Steamship Company which has been built up in the last ten years by freigh ting the sugar crop of these islands to market, is said not to have dis played any willingness to develop the passenger traffic, and it is the passen ger traffic that needs additional steam ship service to meet its requirements. It is believed that the planters fur nishing the freight and the inter Island and the Matson companies furnishing their facilities and exper ience such a steamship line as is pro posed can be made to pay. KILLED IN PLAY. While Playing "Indians" One Indian Lad Slays Another. CHICAGO, Aug. 17. While play ing "soldiers and Indians" Edward Finerty a 12 year old boy of Gary, I tid , was shot and -killed by John Gormaltdi, a 15 year old companion. The boys with a number of others had divided into groups. The Gor maltdi boy with his party were de fending the "fort," at which at other times was the office of D. T. Finerty, father of the dead boy and an under taker in Gary. When the "Indians", commanded by young Finerty, attacked the "strong hold" of the troops, Young Gormalt di flourished a revolver, it was not known that the weapon was loaded. There was a report and the Finerty boy fell with a bullet wound in the back of his head. The Gormaltdi boy is being held by the police until the accident is investigated by the cor oner's Jury. VERY ILL Secretary of State Is Not Ex pected to Recover OPERATION AS LAST RESQRT Cancer of Stomach Attacks Official Who is in San Francisco Mr. Benson Has Been 111 the Greater Part of the Time Since His Election PORTLAND, Aug. 17.-Secretary of State Frank Benson, now in San Francisco, is to have an operation performed for cancer of the stomach as a last resort to save his life. His conditions is so serious that grave doubts are entertained as to his re covery. , Since his election as Secretary of State two years ago, Mr. Benson has been ill the greater part of the time. Shortly after he was sworn in he was unable to attend to his duties and for many weeks the office was conducted by his brother, Judge Benson. Should the operation fail of its purpose, the political situation ot Oregon, which is now decidedly com plicated, will be even more involved. Next to the Governor, the Secretary of State is the most important official in Oregon. fog. When half over the ship' struck rocks. An attempt was made to back her off but the chief engineer report ed if the leaks developed she would sing in half an hour if taken into deep water. Rather than founder Captain Hansen attempted to beach the craft but when 200 yards from the beach the water extinguished (the fires and she was brought to anchor. BENSON DEATH LIST ti Springfield Offers Reward for Riot Leaders - G. SCOTT LAST VICTIM W. H. Bowe, a Prominent Citi zen, Passing AwayFriends Swear Vengeance MAKING WHOLESALE ARRESTS "Wait Until the Troopa go," is Pass- Word Around Town One Prisoner Confesses to Starting Many Fires Authorities Working Hard. SURINGFIELD, Aug. 17. In ad- diton of two victims to the death list of the sporadic outbursts of lawless ness in the various parts of the city and the Increased symptoms general ly that the mob spirit still rules in Springfield, Governor Deneen tonight issued six proclamations offerings re wards amounting to $1200 for the ar rest and conviction of the riot lead ers. The deaths now number seven, but since one death was due only in directly to the disturbance no account is taken of it. Two new victims are J. W. Scott and a three weeks old negro girl baby, The baby succumbed to exposure when her parents started to walk from Springfield to Pitts field in an effort to avoid persecu dertion. Two privates of the fifth in fantry were fired at 10:50 tonight un der ambush but were not hit. Two troops of cavalry were sent to the place to make arrests if possible. Shots were heard from other points in the vicinity. A second attack was made on the militia at midnight. A' company was sent to the place and as it was about to return to head quarters "another shot was fired. The missile struck the scabbard of Lieu tenant Ridgeway. No one was in jured and no arrests were made. G. G. Scott Succumbed to a gunshot wound received Friday night. Scott s death brings the total to seven and fourth chargable to the disorder in the "Black belt" where the hunted negroes made their stand firing upon the heads of the mob from windows and rooms. Another death is mo mentarily expected. W. H. Bowe, chief clerk in county treasurer's office and one of the most popular citizens of Springfield is slowly sinking from the effect of bullet wounds and beat ing received from negroes Friday night. Bowe's friends have Informed the authorities that "Billey's" death will be avenged and his death will cause the redoubling of vigilance of the troop commanders. "Wait until the troops go" is the word that has been passed around the town and rec ognizing the strength of the under current, the state, county and city of ficials are taxing every effort to turn public opinion toward law and order. Governor Deneen has been in con ference with various civic bodies and ministerial associations to that end. Evidence is not lacking that many citizens have important testimony but are deterred from revealing it by the reason of anonyous threats. Be cause of the public sentiment only sheer weight of evidence is likely to break through the local prejudice and enable convictions. The gathering of evidence began today and naturally many arrests followed. Police men NOW SEVEN in plain clothes searched the house of prisoners and suspects and carted the loot to the police station where it now looks like a junk shop. Eighty prisoners were crowded into; the cell room at the station and as a j result only the cement floor is avail- j able for sleeping place. As one of the i policeman commented, "That ' will take some of the rioting put of, them." ' Roy Young, one of the prisoners taken yesterday, has confessed to starting a number of the fires. He is 22 years old and came here a month ago from Missouri. NEGRO PLEADS INNOCENCE. George Richardson, Alleged Rapist, Said To Have Been Home. ! CHICAGO, Aug. 17.-A dispatch! i.. the Record Herald from Spring- held. III., says: "The claim of George Richardson the alleged attacker of Mrs. Hallam and one of the negocs spirited out of Springfield before the rioting reached an acute stage that he could prove 1 an alibi in the accusation against him, is generally credited here. J It is said by reliable persons who nave iiivcsiiK'iicu ic mailer, uui vii'y Richardson's wife; but a number of lilt, M.irli rt n'tiit Qt u'11 ac Klnrtr nronar.d 'to swear that he was at!District Attorney Will Look Into the home until late in the evening of the night of the alleged outrage and that he could not well have been intoxi cated as was claimed by Mrs. Hallam in her statement of the affair. Mrs. Richardson, who bears an ex cellent reputation among her acquain tances, regardless of color, says she - - --,1 At.. U-.m Itiaa. prciiaicu iu Ui u.n iici uua- jm0re interest than formal arraign band was at home the entire night of i . .. ... , the attempted assault. Neighborent m pohce court today of Cap are prepared to take oath that he sat 'tain Peter S. Haines Jr, who was peacefully at home on the front porch shot and killed William F. Annis at the entire evening. Bayside Saturday was the evidence KING COMMAS HERE Two Deadly Snakes Landed at the New York "Zoo" LIVE ON THEIR OWN KIND Expensive Boarders, But Immensely Interesting Twelve Feet Long Each Lunge at Their Keepers and Sulk at the Visitors. Ktw rUKK, Aug. 17 Two ex pensive boarders have come to the Bronx Park zoo. They are a pair of king cobras from India, which Cura tor Raymond L. Ditmars says are the most deadly of all known rep tiles. These cobras eat nothing but live snakes. They usually eat two at a meal. Live snakes cost, the zoo management $1.50 even for the most common species. So the weekly mess bill of the king cobras will be $6. This- is if they are fed as often as they are accustomed to eat in their wild state. But these two king co bras have eaten nothing since they ar rived at the zoo three' months ago. Curator Ditmars and Keeper Snyder of the reptile house will make an ef fort this week to procure live snakes for them. The two cobras which are fasting'his trial Hains was acquitted. just now because of the lack of food snakes are each .12 feet long. They are the most vicious in the collection and are kept in a cage to themselves. Their long fast seems to have no ef fect upon them, unless it is to make them uglier than usual. In the morn ing when there are not many visitors around the keepers remove the woo den panel in the rear of their cage. Inside the wooden, panel is a heavy wire screen, through, which the Co; bras can get air. The keepers pass up and down the corridor in the rear of the snake cages. The cobras lunge at them as they pass. They strike their heads against the wire screen only to recoil anl plunge again. When the wooden panel is placed in position, along about noon, the co bras sulk in the cage looking at the visitors through the heavy plate glass. BOTH UN US T. Jenkins Killed a IT Years Ago Man ALSO HIS BEST FRIEND P, S. HainS, Jr., Slayer Of Wil liam Annis, Was Instigated by Brother PROSECUTION IS INTERESTED Histoiy of T. Jenkins Haines, and Will Hold Him as an Accessory to the Crime. j NfcW YORK, Aug. 17. Of far I - which came into the hands of District Attorney Darrin, bearing upon the motive for the shooting. It was es tablished that Hains and Annis were on such friendly terms that as re cently as May 29th they went auto mobiling in Annis' car accompanied by two women," whom the police be lieve to have been Mrs. Annis and Mrs. Hains. The party was arrest ed for speeding. Annis was held in $100 bail. He had only $20 and the police were about to lock him up when I Hains stepped forward and four $20 gold pieces and obtained Annis' re lease. The district attorney said he has also been informed that this friendship ceased after the talk Cap tain Hains had with his brother, T. Jenkins Hains. He states he intends to have T. Jenkins Hains tried as an accessory beforehand during the fact. Another remarkable feature of the case is the friendship between Mrs. Annis and Mrs. Hains. Mrs. Hains called on Mrs. Annis yesterday af ternoon, it was learned today, and re mained with her until nearly mid night. Mrs. Annis is prostrated since the tragedy. It is said she has sev eral letters written by Captain Hains to her husband threatening his life. The district attorney was interested when he learned that T. Jenkins Hains had killed a man at the Fort ress Monroe 17 years ago and wilt secure a copy of the court proceed ings during his triat. Ned Hannigan, the man Hains killed, was his best friend and it is striking coincidence ( will give half the proceeds of the com that he shot him in a sailboat. On ing series of lectures to the campaign Says Father Is Crazy to Keep Him From Marrying PORTLAND, Aug. 17.-Thrown into jail on a warrent charging insanity sworn out by one of his six sons, Joseph Meyers, the head of a big dry goods firm at Salem, Ore., and one of the most prominent merchants in the state is today pre vented from taking a second wife. Meyers, who is 70 years of age, ar rived in Portland today and after ar ranging with a clergyman to perform OUT FOR LAND AND ORDER. Chicago "Black Belt" To Stamp' Out Its Worst Crimes. CHICAGO, Aug. 17.-A law and order league, composed of negro res idents of the South Side to stamp out lawlessness and ,crime in the "black belt" of Chicago and to prevent any such happenings as have marked the last two days in Springfield will be formed tomorrow night at a mass meeting in the African M. E. church. The decision to form such an or ganization was taken yesterday as the result of a stirring appeal by the Rev. H. E. Stewart, pastor of the church. "The !.ad f. ' i . .. ilcnr,l f the sierra ta-c alw;y; has aiti will continue to affect the better element vastly more than the lawless element of the whites will affect that race," the preacher said. "Our people are judged by the worst element of our race, and unless we rise and condemn and fight against those lawless ele ments we will be rightly judged. "In the trouble at Springfield we are apt, perhaps to condemn the whites, but we must accept our share of responsibility. We shoud form an organization, a' law and order league, to rid our community of negro law breakers. We do not want the impres sion broadcast that our people har bor the criminals of our race and we must act in our own defense and in defense of the future good name of our people." i . , ONE KILLED, FIVE HURT. t SEATTLE. Aug. 17 In a head-on collission at Woodinville on the N. P., 20 miles north of Seattle .this after noon, Joseph Thompson, ail clerk, was killed, and six others fatally hurt. FALSE, SAYS BRYAN That He Sold Out to Kerr to De feat Guffey NEWSPAPERS TO RAISE FUNDS Democratic and Independent Publica tions of Chicago Will be. Asked to Start Subscription Funds For the Democratic Campaign. -am) FAIRVIEW, Aug. 17.-The most important happening at Fairview to day was the emphatic denial by Col. Bryan of the story printed in the Pittsburg papers that he had "sold out to the Kerr faction in order to accomplish the defeat of Colonel Guffey for the national committee men for alleged price of $200,000 as a campaign contribution. The charge is said to have been made that Bryan "made good" but that the Kerr fac tion did not "Come through" with the money. Bryan said he never heard of the offer or agreement. Bryan did not permit himself to be drawn into further discussion with President Van Cleve of the Manufacturers' As sociation. His decision is based on the fact that Van Cleave had failed to defend his former contentions but had shifted to other questions. Senator Gore of Oklahoma sent word to the nation committee that he fund. the ceremony, went to the county clerk's office to secure the license. Alt the desk he was met by a deputy sheriff who served a warrant and placed him! in jail, where he is to night. Meyers said tonight it is mere ly a question of money and hi3 sons fear in him marrying that he will lose his money. He has employed lawyers, who will bring habeas cor pus proceedings tomorrow.