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ASTORIA, OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER 5, 1902.
ONLY PAPER I'UB
, LISHtD IN ASTORIA
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NE DOES NOT HAVE TO
I smoke to feel comfortable
When yon are invited out
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4fariJ vcs 13 proper caper
But when you have supper at
home put on a Smoking Jacket
and your Slippers 1 chances are
that you'll feel so comfortable
you won't go out.
WE HAVE THEM AT
Of course there are lots of
cheap ones made, but we sell
only "good ones. They are the
cheapest In the end.
OUR CHRISTMAS GOODS
Are arriving and will b ready fur Inspection in a few days.
We will, as usual, bv the largest and newest stock of Holi
day food n (he illy.
Musical Instruments and Pictures
BOOKS AND STATIONERY
Our Prices Cannot Be Beaten, Quality Considered
J. N. GRIFFIN
SUUC'KSSOIt TO (MUFFIN & KICK!)
BEE HIVE STORE NEWS
Special Prices This Week on
Ladles' and Children's Furs
Our $1 Kid Gloves
For the Holiday Trade
The Very Best
Our Cuitomert All Indorse
Ladies' and Men's Slippers
la Hlfh Novelties
Ladles' aod Chlldrecs' Coita '
BOC tO 0f SO j ' Cheaper Ttao Cliewhere
Girls' White Aprons
li Clfhl DIHereal
Tkejr are the Prettiest Aerssi
We lava Seea
Lasties' Whit Hullo
Lk Cortet Covers
FIRE CONSUMES -
Fourteen People Burned and Suf
focated or Crushed to Death
by Awful Leaps.
HOUSE VERITABLE FIRE TRAP
I'robiihlj the Most Appalling Fire
Ever In ChlfHRO-Guent In
City to Attend Live
CHICAGO, Dee. 4. Fourteen persons
among the scores crowded Into ih
1,1 m ol n Hotel, at 17 Madison str.-tl,
nu t dmtli shortly before ( o'clock this
morning In a fire which will pas Inio
lot 11! history one of the most hor
rible Chicago ever had. Iiath tame
suddenly In a few, but with an awful
slowness to other, who were penned In
the d'iith trap and nufTcK-nti'd or burn
ed to dealti. Same dld In their rooms
om ihnnced nil In juittiilna1 nnd lowt,
whll othyr were found In the hall
way wlifre ihey hnd xiilrd with thlr
tliiKi r iug Into the rrurkii of the- floor.
All of tht boillf were rmovcrfd, an
th" hotol wii not dcntroyt-d.
II. M. HANDY, of JiinfHVllle. Wl.
II. M. WOf it), Lfbanlon, Ind.
SAMt'KI. L. TOri'M. Davenport. In.
J. C. YtK'l'M, Davenport, In.
F. I.. KWIXQ. Marlt?Itu, n.
A. II. COON. Marlnuo. 111.
T. V. 81XU5M. Wittonda, III.
WAHD LOWK. Brcbleravlllp, Win
K. W. CAItY, Hu. yrux. O.
Kl) TONKU, Milwaukee.
U. F. ItfiSWKLL, llvetl at hoH.
Three of the vlctlin Mill remain un
The victim were tken to KuUton'
morgue and all day the place wa (11
ted with ntuloun peiple Intercnted In
the dead or Broking- to aiwure them
nelve of the wifely of friend or rel'
The bulldlnir m a Are trap of the
wornt kind according; to expert. There
were Uut two exit, a narrow stairway
Ifiidlnit down the four floor of the
bulldlnir and an Incompleted fire
encape In the rear.
The fire Rturted on the aecond floor
presumably from a lighted clgnr drop
I ted on the carpet. Guest occupy
Ing; upper room In the front port ot
the houne, aroused by the acream of
woman, were able to escape down the
Htalnvny, and about SO people reached
aafety by mean of the fire escape. To
add to the horror, however, this gave
way while other were attempting to
ecni nnd three men were duhed to
death on the pavement of the alley bs
Shortly after the fire broke out the
firemen nwhed up the stairway Into
the plme ami begun the work of rescue.
Men, women nnd children were carried
K. C. Weber, the night clerk, wus
one of the flrt person to dim-over
etiioke on the second floor. It I be
lleved that the fire begun In this section
of the building. Weber refused to
make any statement, and after he had
secured possession of the hotel register
lie wn taken to the central station,
where he Is dctuined.
All but U of the guests at the hotel
were out-of-town persons. Most of
them came to Chicago to attend Hit
International Livestock show. In every
room or place In which a cot could be
erected, it I said guest were accom
New York, (tending it settlement of the
question of the financial responsibility
and general clmrncler of the thfcsopos
Ift Institution known a the "I'nlver
il JSrolitoliood school," at Point Loma,
The report Is an utiUaMI!-l endorse
ment of the school, both s to it finan
cial standing and general churactei.
HANK HOBBERS CAITUttKI)
Sheriff lias Succeeded In Landing the
Hold Bad Men.
ItCTTE, Dee. 4 A dispatch from Big
Timber, Mont., ay:
Today chase after the Brldger bank
rolibpr has shifted to the north, with
rhe valley of the Yellowstone river as
a center. Developments show that
the robber were heading south to get
east of the National park. They after
wards turned back somewhere south of
Absarokee an! headed td the north and
west. This brought them to Butcher
Creek, where Uiey were? reported yes
I.ATKIl A special to the Miner from
Hilling says the new was received
this evening that Sheriff Totter of Car
bon tounty captured the men today.
The report suy the robber were
Little Hope Expressed for an
Outside Settlement Though
It Is Possible.
WITNESSES ARE QUESTIONED
Important Point Brought Up by
Miners' Attorney Testi
mony or Mine Inspec
SCBANTOX, Pa., Dec, 4. There were
no development this morning looking
to a settlement outside the commission
of the existing differences between the
irdnevnrkers and their employers.
Andrew Mattey, a, 6lavonian, who
was employed by Coxe Brother &
Company, was 'he first witness called.
overtaken at Fishtail creek, a tributary! He wa the president of his local union
of Itosebud' river, mar- the Wyoming nd was told by the company, he said,
line. They were with a rancher, Pat
Murphy, and Murphy was arrested ol
so. The m-n were brought lr )U1
Lodge this evening and lodged In Jail
TUBE EROIHIEIW HQLD UP
Boldly Enter Boom and Two Cover In
mates While the Third
BUTTE, Deo. 4 A special to the
Miner from Pocatello, Idaho, says
ttliout the boldest and most daring
hold-up In the history of Idaho wns
committed tonight when throe men en
trfred the E..gic tlub rooms and robbed
Che houne of about $1000.
Two of the men advanced Into the
room In which there were not less than
SB men anil covered them, each man
holding two guns. The third man then
dim nhdl around to the games and
gathered up the money. It Is be
lieved the robber will soon be captured.
MBS, TINQLEY WINS OUT
Her School Is O ,K. and the Children
Will Be Released.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4. --Commissioner
General Sargent of the Immi
gration bureau has filed with Secre
tary Shaw hi report on the question
of admitting to the United State the
U Cuban children being detained at
PROPOSED POSTAL. REFORMS
ConHhfcrablff Dlff levity i Will Be Met
In Establishing System.
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4.-A decision
of the district court of appvals yester
day In the second class mall reform
case wIH be studied carefully by the
postoffice department officials, before
definite conclusion is reached a to the
future policy tn reference to the re
classification reform. '
Postmaster Central Pnyne today ex
pressed the opinion that each case of
exclusion or proposed exclusion of
publication from second class provis
Ion would have to be - determined by
NEGOTI ATIONS AT STANDSTILL
Will Wait Outcome of Bill Now Be
fore Lower House,
HAVANA, Dec. 4. Reciprocity ne
gottutlon between General Bliss and
the Cuban secretaries, Zuldo and Mon
tes, are practically at a standstill ow
ing to the latter d siring to await the
outcome of the bill Introduced in the
bouse of representatives providing for
the appointment of a committee to
draw up a bill defining the limit of
concessions which the Cuban govern
ment can offer foreign countries In ne
got luting reciprocity treaties.
AMERICAN MINISTER DIES
Representative at the Court of the
Mikado Is Reported Dead.
WASHINGTON, Dec 4 A cablegram
receievd at the state department from
Ferguson, second secretary of the le
gat'on at Toklo, says that Minister
l lurk died today, but maKe no ex
planatlon of the conditions.
It Is expected thnt the remains of
tha dead minister, who was a veteran
of the Civil war, will be brought to
Washington for Interment at Arlington.
GOVERNMENT LAND SOLD.
Report From Land Oiftce Show Grat
if j Ing Result.
WASHIGTON, Dec. 4. A statement
prepared by Assistant Commissioner
Richards of the general land office
show that 6.109,039 acre of land were
disposed of during the first quarter of
the current fiscal year, receipts there
from aggregating J2.615.089.
HEED'S CONDITION IS WORSE.
Doctor Holl Consultation Over Case
WASHINGTON, Dec. 4. The condl
tlon of ex-Speaker Reed is worse to
night. Uraemia ha developed and a
specialist from Philadelphia bas been
sent for. The doctors have had several
consultations during the evening.
At 2 o'clock it was stated that Mr
Reed was resting easier but the change
In his condition wa slight.
WINTER DOWN SOUTH
JACKSON. Miss., Dec. 4. General
rain, sleet and snow prevailed through
out the state today. This I the
earliest snow known here In years
Business Is practically at a standstill
BAKER CITY, Deo. 4. A meager re
port has lust reached this city of an
Immense snow slide at Cornuppa last
igiht. No detail are obtainable,
save that two miners were killed and
other damage was done. i
that If he Uit the union he would be
given a boss job. ' He refused, and lat
er was given such hnd work that he
gave up his job. He said he was the
menns of bringing 14 Slavonians to this
country M the instance of a breaker
boss at ?be Cote mines. ' They were
piomlscd $1.10 a day, but received only
65 cents a day.
When the witness was asked how
muny time she had seen the mine In
spector In the mines, Commissioner
Watklns asked the purpose of the
question. Mr. Darrow said that, as a
rule, the mine Inspector Is accompanied
f y a company official, and therefore a
miner is afraid to make a complaint
In the presence of hlsson. Mr. Mitch
ell maintained inspectors Should be un
accompanied, and their attention not
diverted from bad places in the mines.
It was decide j to invite all mine in-
spe.'-ttrs to testify regarding the point
raised. ,r ;
Rumors of possible negotiations look
ing to" settlement outside "of the com
mission contlnuel to be heard. Law
yers admit thU they have heard such
rumors,, but say thsy know nothing
about a possible settlement.
"JjOO tons of ronl dfschargwd Us entire
ittrgo Into various vessels, which also
revived provisions and ammunition
rrom a supply ship. The "enemy" Is
prepsred to make a dash to seiw s
bus- and hold It, and confidence as to
the fl'ial success of tb movement pre
.ailed on board the rhlps!
THE PLOT THICKENS
Castro's Reply to Germany Not Satis
factoryDecide On Joint Action.
BERLIN, Dec. 4.-The reply of Pres
ident Catrso of Venezuela presented to
the German minister at Caracas a week
ago Is not satisfactory to the German
government. It is deemed Inadequate
and as being probably designed to gain
further time. Its partial acceptance
of the German demands was coupled
with conditions that are unaccept
An exchange of views with the Brit
ish foreign office has resulted in a
decision to proceed with Joint action.
An ultimatum will almost certainly be
presented In a few days.
BRITISH CRUISER ARRIVES
CARACAS, Dec. 4. The British
cruiser Indefatigable arrived today at
La Uuayra. Three more Erttish war
ship are expected.
Organization That Will Keep Down
NEW YORK, Dec. 4.-The Trades
council of Plalnfield, N. J.v has formu
lated plans for the organization of the
American League of Workmen. Six
teen unions have Joined. Members of
the league are prohibited from working
with unnaturalized foreigners.
Branches are to be established in
every city In New Jersey and then the
movement is expected to spread to
RALPH IS BETTER
ST. LOUIS, Dec. 4.-Julian Ralph,
the newspaper correspondent and au
thor, who suffered a severe hemorrhage
Tuesday night, is reported to be pro
gressing toward recovery.
BY WAY SEATTLE
Movement on Foot to Divert Bus
iness by Way ol Puget
BIDS EXPEC1ED TO BE BRISK
In Caseof Abandoning Transport
Services Government Will
Gain Advantages of
OMAHA. Neb.; Dec. 4. Railroads
using the Omaha gateway to the Pa
cific coast are much exercised over
what is said to be an -effort to divert
all government business for the Phil
ippines by way of the St. Paul gate
way and over the Great Northern to
Seattle.-:. ...:'", -: .,;;,'.,- j' ,i ,
Should the government abandon Its
transport service "and railroads ' are
called on for a steamship rate tn ad
dition to the haul by rail, roads using
the Omaha route, the Union and Cen
tral Pacific roads, promise to make a
strong bid for their share of the Phil
ippine business which will result In a
further reduction ot rates and conse
quent advantages to the government.
NEWSPAPER MAN DIES.
SAN EERNADINO. Ca!., Dec. 4.
Charles B. Harton, a well-known news
paper man, is dead here of consump
tion. Instructions regarding the. dis
posal of the remains being awaited
from his family in Indiana.
LA FONTIZE A CHAMPION ,
BUTTE, Dec. 4. Mose La Fonttse,
champion welterweight of Montana,
knocked out Jerry McCarthy tonight
in the fifth round.
SENATE HOLDS SESSION
FOR OVER AN HOUR
BEHIND CLOSED DOORS
Resolution Adopted By Delegates
Favoring Admission ot
- . New State Is
W SIUNGTON, Dec. 4.-The senate
was In session today for an hour and
five minutes, most of which time was
".pent behind closed doors.
After the reception ot a number of
bill) and petitions, and the adoption of
a concurrent resolution calling on the
president for papers In the I'tus fund
case, recently arbitrated before The
Ha.;ue tribunal, Beverldge had read the
resolution adopted by ihe delegates to
the Oklahoma non-partisan convention
favoring the admission ot Oklahoma
nnd Indian Territory us one state and
opposing the house omnibus statehood
bill. The senate at 1:50 adjourned un
til Monday. . '
: Burnt Leather Goods :
GRAIN BUYERS OBJECT
TO ARTICLE SHIPPED THEM
Merchants Exchange Nearly Has Riot
In Discussing the Matter.
SAN FRANCISCO, Dec. 4. The
liveliest session of the merchants' ex
change held for some time occurred to
day. For a time a riot seemed Imml
nent but was averted by the prompt
action of the grain committee In de
ciding to send Chief Grain Inspector
Bunker to Fort Costa to examine into
the condition of 9,000 centals of wheat
delivered there since December 1 by
"Big Four" as December wheat.
This actionwas made necessary be
cause of a complaint made by those
who purchased wheat that It was not
first class article and therefore not
the grain that had been ordered de
livered to them. They demanded in
vestlgntlon and the grain committee to
avoid trouble prjmptly sent Inspector
Bunker to Port Costa to examine the
Pillow Tops, Card Cases
Opera Bags, Table Covers
C. H. COOPER'S
LOOKS LIKE WAR
Ships Well Equipped nnd Ready To
PORT OF, PAIN, Island of Trinl-
lad. Dec. 4.-The United States con
sul has been Informed this morning of
the "enemy's squadron." Its destina
tion is uncertain but It is believed to
be Porto Rica or CuleUra.
The shios passed through Boca
Jrande. going slowly. All the war
ships had low free Board, which la evi
dence that they are filled with coal
and aii.unlUon, A collier carrying
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