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ASTORIA,.' OREGON, SUNDAY, M ARCH 22, 1903.
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EVEItr piece of cluth we
uo iti our good-clotlipi.
muling it ulirtink btfore it'i
cut up- until it won't shrink
any more; an important fuc.
tor for jou to know; one of
the thing that make our
clothe fit, wear and keep
If jrou'vo worn ordinary
ready-made cheap w custom,
make, yon know by contraot
what right shrinking meani.
P. A. STOKES
Clothier and Furnisher
TWENTY-FIVE CENTS OFF
For Every Dollar's Worth Bought
Men's and Boys' Clothing, Shoes
and Furnishing Goods. This offer
lasts to March 10, 1903.
Findings of the' Coal Stritte Commission
Are Favorable to the Cause
of the Miners.
No Award Is Made as to Recog
nition of the Miners'
452 Commercial Strut.
and P U RE S P I CE S
Perfect In touch, speed, dura
bility, and appearance, $35.
J. N, GRIFFIN
Fancy and Staple Groceries
FLOUR. FEED. PROVISIONS,
TOBACCO AND CIGARS........
. Supplies of all kinds at lowest rates, for fishermen,
Fanners and Loggers.
At V ALLrBN Tenth sad Commerchil Streets
. y ' 1 : ;
I f - ' -Mi,.
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' Is a double luxury If" taken
In one of our handsome sine,
We put them In anywhere.
All plumbing and fitting the
best. . Tou can afford the
Phone Black 2185 , .
470-472 Commercial street.
Washington, Mu r-h St. Tlw reptrt
(if the commission apiioliiiej by the
president last October to lnveiilsute the
Anthracite voal strike b made public
today, Th rrort la dtd Mar"'h 1.
and : Jn.t by nil the meiubsrs of
the commlMl'jnors ho ure Judg (Ko.
Qray of Delaware; Labor CommUwIon
er Carroll D. Wright and Brlgudltr.
Oenrral John M. Wilson, both of this
city; Dl.hop John L. ptuiliirg of 1111
nnl; Xbomaa If. WdtUlus of Pfnn.yl
vanta and Edward M. Parker of this
city. ' The import is to b llluxtrated
anl It will b accompanied by the ttstt-
mony tak.-n by th commUulon,' but
thus far only the tport proper has
bn printed. Thl alone covers 87
pages of printed matter. : ":
In brief the rommisafon awards a gen
era! Increase of wages amounting In
crenxes t time; the xetHementefalTJ
disputes by arbltratloii;Uea a nilnl
mum (re and a altdtng'B aiPi provtdes
sgalnst dbcrlm1ntlon of persons by
tiher the mlneowner or the miners on
atount of membership or non-member
ship In a labor union. And provide
that the a war Is made shall continue In
forte until March SI, 14, The com
mission dl:u?d to some extent the
matter of recognition or not recognj
lion of the miners' union, but declined
to muke any award on this measure
The report aleo provide , that
any difficulty :; or disagreement
arising under this award as to Its In
tcipretation or application, or in any
way growing out of the relations of the
employer and employed which cannot
be settled or adjusted by consultation
between the superintendent or manag
er of the .nine or mines and the miner
or miners directly Interested, or Is of a
scope too large to settled, shall be re
ferred to a permanent Joint -committee,
to be called a board of conciliation, to
consist of six persons, appointed us
The recommendations axing the scale
of prices for the miners is as follows:
In all cases where the miners are paid
by the car, the Increase awarded to the
contract miners la based upon the
cars In us, the topping required and
thj rate pad oer car which were In
In faro on April 1, 1902. Any liui-euse
In the size of the car or in the top
ping required shall be accompanied by
proportionate Increase In the rate paid
per car. .-,'
VIII The following scale of wages
shall become effective April 1, IM13.
and shall effect all miners and mine'
worker Included In the the awards of
the commission, ';
The wags fixed In the aw ard shall be
the basis of and the minimum under
the sliding1 acale:
For each Increase of Ave cents In the
average price of white ash coal of
sixes above pea coal sold at or near
New York, between Perth Amboy rnd
Edgewater, and reported to the bureau
of anthracite coal statistic, say above
14. SO per ton, the employes shall have
an Increase of one percent in com
pensatlon, which shall continue until
change in the average of said coal
work a reduction or an Increase In
compensation; but the late of compen
sation shall In no case be less than
that fixed In the award. That IsTwhen
the price of said coal reaches $4.55 per
ton, the compensation will tw Increas
ed one percent to continue until the
price falls below M.50 per ton, when
the one percent Increase will cease un
til the price reaches $4.60 Tr ton,
when an additional one )ercent will
be added and ro on.-
These average prices shall be com
puted monthly by an accountant cUrk
named by the. circuit Judge of the
Third Judicial district, and paid by the j
coal bperfator such compensation a I
Venezuelan Debt Represents Cap
ital and Labor, Says the
CLAIMS WILL BE DEFENDED
Germany Is Not Loved Abroad,
but She Demands
the appointing Judge may fix, which
compensation - shall be distributed
itmong the operators In proportion to
the tonnsge of each mine.
LOSS OCCASIONED BY STRIKE
BUSINESS OF TUB COMMISSION
, HAS BERN TRANSACTED
WITHOUT THE LEAST
The commission give an estimate of
the ! occasioned by the strike.
Theee are a follows;
As to mlneowncrji, XM.IM.OOO; to the
mine employe In wages, li'.twO.oOO; to
the transportation companies, IM.OCO,
S0.. The commission says In making
Ing their Investigation they have done
whatever it was practicable to do to
acquaint thetnselr with the conditions
which brought about the strike, and
thy make the following summary of
their .work: i . ,
They have gone through mines and
Inspected the various conditions which
the" production of anthracite ioul In
volves; they .hava visited the break
ers, ,lhe engine bouses and pumping!
station; they hv4 exmloed,Jh6 ma
chinery by which .tbejmner ire pro
tected from wai?r"und foul air; they
have talked with the miner in their
wgrnd at their fiarae, and they have
given attentlin to the economlo, do
mestic,, scholastic and religious phases
of their live; they have listened to
and directed the examination and cross
examination of 65 witnesses; they have
given free coie to the counsel who
represents! the operator, . the non
union men and the miners, nnd they
have devoted an entire week to hear
The commissioners ; lso ay that
while there have bjen differences of
opinloa among themseivos. ffiere never
ha been a time during the Ave months
of the existence of, ihe commission
when ther waa an unpleasant word
spoken among them, "or any Indication
whatever of thought or desire of aught
save truth and Justice."
The commission thn lake up the
demand of the mlneworkers and the
answers of the mine operators, thing
in detail the reasons for the findings
Ia n general way they say that the
conditions of the life of a mlneworker
outside the mines does not Justify to
their full extnit the adverse criticisms
mads by th?lr representatives. They
also find that thi social conditions in
the mining .ommunli'e are good and
they fall to find that the wages are so
low among thj .miners as necessarily to
force them to put thslr small children
to workv The commission also flhds
that the average dally rats of earnings
In the anthracite regions dees not com
pare favorably with that of other In
dustrles. " . v -
On , the subjct of the recognition
of the mlnewoi kera' union, the comml
slon says that . they do i;ot consider
that this subject la within the scope
of the Jurisdiction conferred upon Ihem.
They do say, however, that "the sug
gstlon of a working agreement be.
tween employers and employes env
bodying the doctrine of collective bar
gaining I one which the commission
believe contain many hopeful ele
ments for the sidpuBtinent of relations.
Further on they say; "The present
constitution of the United Mlneworkers
of America dqes not present the most)
Inviting Inducements to the aperators
to enter Into . contracture! relations
Berlin, March 21. Foreign Secretary
Von P.chthofen in the relchstag said
that the German government stood by
the Diconto bank's Venezuelan claims
because they represented German cap
ital and labor. The claims were Just
and the government would defend
them before The Hague arbitration
tribunal. The original rate of Inter
est, seven percent on the Venezuelan
railroad capital might stem high, ac
cording to European ideas, but the
secretary reminded the bouse that
seven percent waa the "ate of the
Egyptian debt before it unification
' Venex-ula defaulted in her payments
of the guarantee until the amount had
accumulated to $1,700,000. Then the
Diconto bank accapte! bonds in lieu
of the arrears, and capitalized the fu
ture payment. ", .
llerr Oertel, agrarian, referring
the In ten lews with Minister
Von Sternberg, said that he did not
see that Germany jra loved abro-id,
but wanted respect and If needbe,
fenr. The speaker added-that be be.
lleved that it wajsOften unnecessary
for dlplomaey'to draw oft it dane
Ing purnp and put on culrasslos boots
wear out .
Ions time mQik
Sole A gent for Astoria.
MARKETS AND CONDITIONS
Money Easy, Rates of Interest Low
, and Improvement Is General,
New York, Mar:h a. The end of the
week llnds market prices at a higher
level, with a better feeling all around
The -only cause for uneasines, in the
ooinlon of obsemrs. Is that created
by the Southern Paciflc controversy,
the Importance of which seem to hay
been unduly magnified. Technically,
the market Is believed to tie In a fairly
strong position.- Time monay is freely
offered at a lower and is only sparing
ly accept 3d. Trader are reported to
have rev;red their positions in a num
ber of instance and In the last few
day have seen some "good" in buy
ing by substantial stocks.
Tha ratification of the Cuban recipro-
cty treaty removes one element of
doubt and the labor situation, which
looked threatening a few days ago,
is somewhat Improved.
Early announceemnt of several lot'
portant railroad "deals' now penamg
Is expected. Reports that RocekfeHer
Interest have increased their New-
York Central holdings are credited in
Setups it almost 100 Important rail
roads for lanuary show very nominal
net decreases. Missouri Pacific earn
ing for that month show r net tn
crease of '22,000. ..
LOST ITS CHARTER
Initiation of Questionable Characters
Stirs New York Masonry.
New York. March 21. Mount Zion
chapter, Royal Arch Masons, no longer
exists. By order of the officers of the
srand chanter. Its charter has been
The offense Is the same as that which
cost Ports lodge lis charter the elec.
tlon and Initiation of "Shang" Draper
Investlgatons have also been started
In Chancellor Walworth lodge and
Munn lode, two of the best known
Masonic bodies In the city. Richard
A. Canfield Is a member of Walworth
lodge and has been for many years.
George Kraus, manager of the Dewey
theater, Is k member of Munn lodge,
and is the master, the chief of the body.
Mason everywhere In New York
are looking over the rosters of their
lodge to see If they can catch any no
torious person among their member
ship.- ' ' '; '
SISTERS LEAVE FRANCE.
Forty Members of Daughters of Jesus
Coming to America.
Brest, France, March 21. One hun
dred sisters of the Order of Jesus have
left here owing to the closure of their
establishments. Thirty of them are
trolng to Belgium, 30 to Canada and
40 to the Unted States. .
President of Venezuela Retires at Request
of Leaden, but He May Be
Term to Have
Ended In 1908
Resignation Was Presented After
the Reading of His
. . Message. "
Caracas, March 21. President Cas
tro ha resiged He placed his resig
nation of the presidency of the repub
lic of Venezuela In the hand of the
president of congress after the reading
of the presidential message.-'"
:. In the ordinaryeourse of events
President Castro1 term would have
ended,eir February 20, 1908. He was
elected president of Venezuela In Feb
ruary of last year for six years, begin
ning February 20, 1902. .
INTENTION OF CASTRO TO STAY
OUT ONLY UNTIL PENDING
- QUESION3 ARE SETTLED. .
Washington, March 21. It was inti
mated by the Associated Press corres
pondent that while president Castro
Intention to keep It within th official
family with the arrangement to make
Castro yice-presldent so that he would
succeed to the presidency. It Is the
belief there, based upon Information
which has up to now been kept invio
late, that the present plan Is to allow
President Castro to remain out of of
fice for a short time, and then re
elect him at the next election.
Representations wert made to Castro
several months ago by leader in Ven.
exuela that hi resignation would have
the effect of enabling the people cf
that country to present a solid front
to the world in matters, of controversy
with the several powers. ' , .
Berlin, March 21. The budget com
mittee of the rekhstag ha made total
change In the estimate amounting
to a saving of $14,875,000. The news
papers estimate that the Imperial loan '
will amount to $40,000,000 Instead Of
$30,000,000. The Berlin bankers, how
ever, say the loan, which will be issued
toward the end of April, wll be over
LIMA TO CALLAO.
Lima, Peru, March 21. The govern
ment has granted to a local syndicate
the concession for an overhead elec
tric trolley railroad with double tracks
between Lima and Callao, the princi
pal seaport of Peru." Wonv engine
railroad will - be begun within" six
months, and it Is to be coucluded in
GOLD and SILVER
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