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AHTOUIA, OKKGON. VVKDNESDAY. DKCKMBKK H, 1900..
WE ARE SELLING AGENTS
IN ASTORIA FOR
BRIDGE, . Superior Stool Ranges
BEACH Sylph Heater
tfi CO.h Olio Heater
COLE Hot Blast Heater for Coal
MFG. Dome Top Heater for Wood
CO.'b Russia Iron Heater tor Wood
Wo iik) nmiiufacturo a IIuhmh Iron Queen Heater
for Wood. TIiomo comjrin tlio best lino of stoves in
tho ntat. Wo nt-11 no whioihI-cIamij tovt. An in
Hpection of our lino of utoven will pay you.
ECLIPSE .HARDWARE CO.
WE HAVE RECEIVED
on our holiday linlny. Wo di wire to call your
Hjxciul iitU-ntion to our Hooks and Calendars. Uenu
tiful and dainty CSift Hooks. Tlio poets in nil
htylc of bindiiiK. Our twenty-five rent lino can
not lo Hurpn.-wod, muli nulhont on llenty, Optic,
Kipling, etc., are included.
Our Cnlendan imint bo seen to bo appreciated.
Wo have tliem at all prices from 10c to 2.50eacli.
You will find many articles in our store suitable
fur Christina. We ask you to call and see them.
Our prices aro right.
GRIFFIN & REED. . .
Extra Fine Xntts Beef, Turkey.,
Geese, Chickens, etc. Candies, Fruits
and Nuts of All Varieties, Plum Pud
ding, etc., f - w - i
ROSS, HIGGINS & CO.
pciimiic Norway Stockfish
ULriUIllL Norway Mackerel
FINDON HADDOCK KIPPERED HERRING
Foard 8 Stokes Company...
A LONG ROW
W. J. Scully,
431 BOND STREET,
Between Ninth aid Tenth Streets
Insurance and Shlccln?.
WE ARE READY
With a WW Stock of Good Things
Of our new and up-to-date Air
tight Heaters are still on hand.
Wo figured on considerable cold
weather and purchased an un
usual quantity; but tho weather
has moderated, consequently sales
have been slow. We are over
stocked and must have tho room.
From now on these splendid heat
ing stoves will bo sold at a reduc
tion of 20 per cent FOR CASH.
Cuitom Homo Broker.
, ASTORIA, ORE
ltn W. K. 4Co, and Pttlflo Kxpkm Co.
HAZING OF IJOOZ
Classmates Refute Charges Made
by Cadet's Father.
WAS NOT HIT NEAR HEART
Nor Was Hi Interfere With ti Account at
Hit Religions Belief or Tendencies
His Clasimnlei Considered
WEST POINT. N. T. Dec. 1.-The
military court of Inquiry, which began
taking testimony at Bristol, Pa., ye,
terday. arrived at the military aead.-my
today and continued It investigation
of the charges of lll-ln-ntmcnt made
by the parent of former Cadet Oscar
L. Rouge, who died recently at his home
Sixty-eight nwmber of thf ctujt of
1!I. to which H'mix" belonged until he
resigned In September or October, IS9S,
were lutnmnned to the court.
Four of the sixty cndi of the a'c-
ond das were examined and alt of them
who knew IIhii declared that his stand
Ins: with his rlnmnteii wax not very
high n they looked upon him a a
coward. The itory of hln fight with
Keiiur In 1WS was told by Cadet O. N.
Tyler, who seconded Hoot.
All denied that Boo had been Inter
fered with on account of his rellgloui
belief or tendencies.
Cadet O. N. Tyler atd:
"I waa present at the fljtht."
"Was there a knock-out blow deliv
ered?" "Yes. sir. noon was hit In the region
of the stomach and when he waa on the
ground he said the wind waa knocked
out of him."
"Waa there any blow delivered In ths
region of the heart?"
"Wan It a fair fight?"
"Tes. sir. It wo,"
''Wert there any mark pn. Boon af
ter It waa over?"
"Tea, air. He had a black eye and a I
cut over the left eye.''
The witness said he had never been
made to take hot enure but he had aeon
IP given In the nx-s hall. He never
saw It given to Boot.
PMNCE OF WALES CENSURED.
Dr. Parker Attacks Gambling Habits
of the British Aristocracy.
LONDON. Doc. IS.-Rev. Dr. Joseph
Parker, pnstor of the City Temple, who
ha assumed for a week the editorship
of the London Sun, In today's liwue
of the paper, under the heading. "Bet
ting and Gambling Forecasts," tilts at
the Prince of Wale and Lord Roseber
ry aa follows:
'Woe to any country In which the
helra to the throne and prime minis
ter favor the race course, aa It exists
among us today. If princes are guil
ty. It Is a poor consolation for us to
rebuke peasant. If the premier can
blaspheme he ha no right to rebuke
ribaldry upon the treet. I would rash--er
have as premier a man of solid
character than one of brilliant mind
addicted to habit that may have the
effect of a pestilence upon the rlnlng
BID8 FOn MEN-OF-WAR.
Board of Naval Construction Has De-
elded to Accept Bids of Union
Iron Works for Two
WASHINGTON. Dec. 18.-The board
of naval construction, considering the
bids for the construction of battleships
and cruisers, has settled these points:
One of the big armored cruisers shall
go to Cramps, one to Newport New
and one to the Union Iron Works in
California, One battleship shall go to
Fore River Engine Work, at Qulncy,
Thl leave seven ship to be dis
posed of, and while In view of the fact
that another meeting of the board Is to
be held It Is not possible to make a pre
diction with absolute accuracy, Indica
tions are that they will be distributed
One cruiser and one battleship to
Mantel Folding Beds
Ladles Dressing Table
In Golden Oak, Mahogany and Birds' Eye Maple
IRON BEDSTEADS, FULL BRASS TOP, $6.50
CHARLES HEILBORN oc ' SON
Cramps, making ' three for them; one
cruiser and one battlexhlp to Newport
News, making throe for them; one crui
ser and one buttleahlp to the I'nlin
Iron Works, muklng three for them and
one batlleahlp to Iiulh Iron Works.
There la atlll a poimlblllty that Moran
Ilroa., of Beanie, may get the battle
ship slated fr the Cnlon Iron Works or
the i;ath Iron Works,
AHHOCIATr'I) PItKHS WON,
Buprenw Cinjrt of MldSmrl lieclded
That It la N'H a Monopoly.
ST. Lot'I.H, I)c. 1.-The fuprt-me
court of Muwuiuri, at Jefferson City, to
day handed down an opinion In the
cuae of the Blar Publishing .Vnpany
vs. Tho Amoclated Prvia of Illlnola, de
ciding the caw uoanlmoudly In favor of
The AwtiM-lttU-d Iresa.
The Btar Company was engiu;d l.i
publishing ao evening newpiier In Kt.
Loula known as The Btar, and It
brought suit for a writ of mandamus to
require The Associated Press to serve
It with an evening news repir:.
The Axaoclated Preai anbwered that
while It waa In form a corporation It
wa ementlaJly a co-operative society
bawd upon tin agreement b-ftw-a-n Its
niemlxTi to gathi-r and furnlh news to
each other; that It u not engaged In
liewflgathcrlng as a commercial enter
prise and that It carried on Its bulnc
without any effort at profit making.
It denied that Ita ao-calted executive
contract were In violation of the laws
Of the United State, the state of Illi
nois or the state of Mliwour).
Tho opinion sustain The Aoc!ated
Pne at every point. It holds that The
Associated Preaa la not a monopoly and
that It does not violate the antl-truKt
law of the state of Missouri.
CLAIMS AGAINST CUBA.
Many Will Be Presented When Ameri
can Control of the Inland Is
WASHINGTON. Dec. 18. The state
department has rendered an opinion to
the effect that the United State gov
ernment cannot Intervene In favor of
Porto Rico in the matter of her claim
againht Cuba for IJ.WO.000.
The fc'panlsh government raised a
ioan to this amount for the Porto Rlc
ans to help prosecute military opera
tions In Cuba, baaing the loan upon
tho revenues of tbe latter Island. In
substance the decision of the United
State government is to the effect that,
leaving aside the question of equity In
this caff, to sanction the collection of
this claim against Cuba would now be
to open the door to numberless other
claims which would exhaust the finan
cial resources of the Island,
It Is known to the authorltief that
most of the claim sought to be Includ
ed In the trtaty of t-eace at Pari but
resolutely excluded by the United States
commissioner are not regarded by the
claimant a dead by any means but
are simply held In abeyance to be pre
sented and enforced by the full pow
ers of foreign governments if they can
be evoked by the claimants as soon aa
the United States' control of tbe Isl
NOT LIBERTY BUT LICENSE.
New Zealander Denies Men Should Be
Allowed to Strike When
CHICAGO, Dec. 18. The conference
on arbitration and conciliation waa en
livened during tbe day by a debate
between Samuel Gompers, president of
the American Federation of Labor and
Hugh H. Lusk. ex-member of the par
liament of New Zealand.
The venerable New Zealander ex
pressed displeasure at a declaration
nuide by Gompers In his address last
night. The labor leader asserted that
he wanted to see the labor organisa
tions retain the privilege of striking
when they pleased, or merely because
they pleased. "That I not liberty."
cried Lusk, "It I license."
PUT INTO MARSHFIELD.
Whaling Steamer Fearless In After a
Two Years' Cruise.
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. IS.-Advlce
to the Merchants' Exchange state that
the whaling steamer Fearless put Into
Marshfleld. Oregon, today for coal and
provisions. The Fearless was built In
Norway and has been out two years
on her maiden crulso.
LINE OK . . .
TWO BOER FORCES
raid an COLONY
General MacDonald Reported to
Be Forcing Them Back.
BRITISH OFFICERS RESIGN
They Are Asiloui to Return to Civil Life
Tbinkifisf Services at St. Pant's
An Deferred Till tbe War
LONDON. Dec. 18. "The Br have
raided Cape Colony at two separate
(mints 100 mile distant," says the Cape
Town correspondent of the Dally Mall.
"One commando advanced upon Phll
llppstown between Colenberg and Klm
berley. The other, supposed to b
Heraeg commando, crossed the Orange
river between Oderwlaabstroom and
Bethulle. northwest of Burghersdi-rp.
It objective apparently being Cradock.
"General MacDonald la engaging the
Invader, who have guns, twenty mile
west of Burghersdorp. The latest news
Is that they are being slowly forced
back to the OrBnge river, wher? a warm
reception is being prepared for them."
LONDON. Dec. 18. The contemplated
Thanksgiving service In St. Paul's ca
thedral In connection with the return of
Lord Robert from South Africa ha
been abandoned owing, as the govern
ment announce, "to It being consid
ered desirable to defer the general
thanksgiving until the close or opera
tions In South Africa."
The program now is for Lord Roberta
to debark In the Solent to vllt the
queen at Osborne house, January 2,
to reembark and to Anally land ac
Southampton, coming from that point
OFFICIALS WANT TO QUIT.
LONDON Dec. 18. The mvernment
requests employer who have kept open
situations for tho yeomanry, colonials
and volunteers to continue their pa
triotic efforts to minimise the sacri
i flees of these men in the service of
I their country.
Numerous volunteer officers' r.signa
: tlons are gaxetted tonight lawyers.
physicians and business men who have j
j urgently represented that their affairs j
i are going to ruin.
Tho war office, on account of these j
; representations, ha let them off. i
CLEMENTS BARELY ESCAPES.
JOHANNESBURG. Dec. 17. Details
of the defeat of the British, at Nooit- j
gedachl indicate that General Clements' j
entire force had a narrow escape from
capture. The Boer plan were splen
didly laid. If the main British column
had tarried a little longer, there would
have been a complete success for thej
Boers, who exposed themselves un
dauntedly, yelling and waving their
arms. Their rushes were only stemmed
After the British retreat the Boers
held a prayer meeting. Their hymns
could be heard by the retiring British.
All accounts Indicate a heavy Boer
Colonel Legg exhibited splendid brav
ery. He shot five Boers with his re
volver before he fell with three bullets
In his body.
ANOTHER BOER VICTORY.
CAPE TOWN, Dec. 18.-The Boers
who crossed the Orange river Into Cape
Colony, west of Allwa North, on Sat
urday, encountered the Cape Rifles
and Brabant's force, who retired with
NEW YORK. Dec. 18. A dispatch to
the Tribune from London says:
Rumors were current in London last
night that General Knox inflicted a
crushing defeat on the Boer comman
does and that the Boer force had been
utterly routed on the Orange river.
At the war office no continuation
could be obtained of these reports.
News of a decisive British success at
this time would add considerably to the
average Englishman's enjoyment of
REPORT ON CANAL QUESTION.
Senator Morgan Thinks That if Eng
land Did Not Like the Hepburn
Bill a Protest Would Have
WASHINGTON, Dec. IS. Senator
Morgan, chairman of the senate com
mittee on Inter-oceanlc canals, to which
the Isthmian canal commission today
submitted a partial report -thereon In
connection with the protocols of agree
ments with Costa Rica and Nicara
gua relating to the proposed canal
which were submitted recently to the
In th course of the report It Is said
that the statements of tha Walker com
mission and the protocols referred to
have a direct bearing on what Is known
a the Hepburn bill now on the senate
"That bill," ays the report. "Is a
detlitratlon of policy of the United
8tat-s for a canal under th control tl
this government." Tne report says:
"The passage of the Hepburn bill by
an alme.st unanimous vote In the hous
muxt have called for a prote-t fiom
Great Britain If that government con
slelers that any right of hers Is In con
flict with that measure. If the pis
sage of that measure through the sen
ate cils fr any such a protest then
will be an appropriate time for Its con
sideration and for taking measures to
answer It. Until then we can never
know th grounds of objection Great
Britain may choose to make.
"The senate engaged in negotiations
with Great Britain which may or may
neK result in an agreement, and can
not afforj to refus to consider a bill
so Important to the country as thel
Hepburn bill merely tc await the pleas
ure of one-third of that body. The
senate as a part cf the treaty-making
power ha no more Just right to sus
pend legislation on this subject than
the president, who is the other part of
that power, has to surpend legislation
by his order."
VO LUNTEE R9 R ETC RNING.
They Will Proceed to the United State
In Practically the Same Order In
Which They Went Out.
MANILA. Dec. 18. The volunteer
regiments will proceed to the United
States to be mustered out In practical
ly the same order as they arrived in
the Philippine Islands. They will be
replaced by regulars provided by the
army bill. The thirty-seventh volun
teer regiment, which Is to begin the
homeward movement by embarking on
New Year's day. was brought from
Laguna de Bay district and win start
on the transport Sheridan.
Officers of regular army holding com
missions In volunteer regiments will be
retained in the Philippine and volun
teer officers on special duty will be re
lieved only on authority of headejuar
ters. Volunteers desiring to leave the ser
vice and remain in the Philippines will
be allowed to do so. Enlisted natives
will be discharged.
It Is believed that the temporary de
pletion of many posts and the check
ing of operations will rvult In re
newed Insurgent activity.
WHEAT TO BE SHUT OUT.
Having Excluded American Meats
Germany Agrarian Now Want
to Shut Out Breadstuffs.
WASHINGTON. Deo. 18.-The Agrar
ian party in Germany, having success
fully brought about a law at the last
session of the reichstag prohibiting. In
effect the importation of American
canned meats. Is now using Its dow
erful Inluence to Increase heavily the
import duties on all grains entering the
empire, notably on wheat, reports Unit
ed States Consul Dietrich at Bremen
to the state department.
The aim of the Agrarians, according
to the conml. is to make Germany en
tirely Independent of all countries for
Its breadstuffs and food supplies.
Cold Shoulder Given Governor Pin
LANSING. Mich.. Dec. IS. Governor
Plngree's banquet, which was announc
ed In honor of the members of the
state legislature. Justices of the su
preme court and railroad ofliclals of
the state, was given In the hall of the
house of representatives.
None of the Justice of the supreme
court or railroad officials Invited were
present, while only three state sena
tors and forty-six representatives at
tended. Not one of the stata officials
elect accepted Governor Plngree's In
vitation to be present.
CAUSE OF THE WRECK.
Captain of the Alpha Chose the Inside
VANCOUVER. B. C. Dec. lS.-The
latest news of the foundering of the
steamer Alpha with the loss of nine
lives Indicates that the cause of the
disaster was primarily the taking of an
unusual course into the coaling station
at Union bay.
Encountering a fierce southwest gale
while steaming up the stream, the cap
tain decided to take what is known
as the inside passage and kept on the
Inside of Denman island.
STRIKE WAS A MISTAKE.
Telegraphers Want Nothing Now but
to Be Reinstated.
CHICAGO. Dec. 18. According to a
statement Issued tonight by J. M. Barr,
vice-president of the Santa Fe railroad
company, a committee composed of dif
ferent railroad trainmen's organizations
who have taken up the grievances of
the striking telegraphers consider . the
strike a mistake and at tomorrow's
conference, to be held here with officials
of the Santa Fe, nothing but the retire
ment of the non-union telegraphers will
be requested from tbe company.
$6,000,OCO for Cutoff From Echo,
Wyoming, to Salt Lake.
WILL HAVE AN AIR LINE
Reported to Have Formed a Deal With the
Recently Incorporated Loi Aojelei
nnd Silt Lake Railroad
SALT LAKE. Dec. 18. A special to
the Tribune from Cheyenne. Wyo..
The Union Pacific Railroad Cewnpuny
today awarded to Kllpatrkk Bros, and
Collins the contract for a cut-off
:nrouh Echo canyon from Echo, Wyo.,
to Salt Lake, a distance of forty miles.
The contract price, 16 000,000, 1 one
of the largest In the history of rall-
read construction In the West. The
contractors have four year In which to
complete the work.
It Is aid that the Union Pacific has
formed a deal with the recently Incor
porated Los Angeles and Salt LakO
Railroad Company which will give
them practically an air line from
Chicago to the Pacific coast, via Salt
PANAMA CANAL ROUTE.
Colombian Govrnment Explains Its At
titude in Regard to Concessions.
NEW YORK. Dec. 18.-A dispatch to
the Herald from Panama says:
Senor Martines Sllvela, the Colombian
minister of foreign affairs, cables from
Bogota this statement of Colombia's at
titude on the construction of an isth
"The Colombian government will do
everything within its power to facili
tate and hasten the opening of a canal
by the Panama route, whether It is
effected by the actual company holding
the concessions which expire In 1905
or by whomsoever may represent thtlr
"The government will make reserva
tions only to preserve national society
and to give assurance that free tran
sit by way of tbe canal for all nations
shall be fully guaranteed.
"The Colombian minister to Washing
ton will leave soon to attend to this
Considerable Anxiety at San Francisco
Over Non-Apptaranc of Seattle
SAN FRAVC1SCO. Dec. 18. Consid
erable anxiety is expressed in shipping
circle as to the fate of the steamer
Centennial, now overdue at this oort
from Seattle. It Is thought she may
be disabled or that the recent storm
compelled her to put to sea.
ALL RECORDS SMASHED.
Membership on New York Stock Ex
change Sold for 50,5O.
NEW YORK. Dec. 18. Records in the
price of stock exchange seats have been
smashed, $Sfc,500 having been paid for a
membership. This compares with $13,
500, the lowest record made in 1393, and
$47,500 the old high record made a few
NORDBERG WANTS DAMAGES.
San Francisco Captain Was Forcibly
Ejected From His Ship by
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 18. E. M.
Nordberg, formerly master of the Amer
ican schooner Carrie and Annie, has
filed a suit in the U. S. district court to
recover $499 alleged to be due for wages
and damages. The damages consist In
llbellant being forcibly ejected from the
ship ut Golovln bay while en route
COMMUNIST SCHWAB DEAD.
NEW YORK, Dec. 18. Justun H. .
Schwab, the communist who was sent
to the penitentiary for his alleged par
ticipation in the Tompkins Square riots
In January, 1874, and who was pardoned
by Governor Dix, Is dead.
VICTORIA. B. . C, Dec. U-The
steamer Royalist I out thirty-one days
from MoJI, Japan, with sugar for Brit
ish Columbia. Even with the stormy
weather she should be here by now.
PORTLAND, Dec. 18. Wheat. Walla
SAN FRANCISCO. Dec. 18.-Whcat,
May, W'o'h; cash. Wi.
CHICAGO, Dec. 18. Wheat. May,
opening. 13'i'STi-ii: closing, 72 ji.
March. U. d.
Dec. 18. WlK-at.