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ASTORIA, OREGON, FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 1904.
Women's Vici Kid Oxford
Ties, haad-turn soles,
THIS season's best styles;
Regular $3.00 values at
PETERSON 8 BROWN
THE LAST DAY
Final Count of Votes in Regatta
Queen Contest Will Be Made
at 9 in the Evening.
MISS TALLANT IN THE LEAD
Jumps to First Place, Passing
Mrs. Keuttner Candidates'
Friends Are Hustling
. At 9 o'clock tomorrow night the con
test for queen of the Astoria 10th an
nual regatta will come to a close.
There will be another count of votes
this afternoon, but the final result will
not be announced until 10 o'clock to
morrow night, when the commltee will
make known the result of the ballot
ing; At 9 o'clock the ballot boxes will
be collected, and after that hour there
can be no voting.
Yesterday there was still further
talk of a "dark horse." Members of
the regatta committee heard the story,
and it was whispered around that some
fair lady, whose name has not yet ap
peared in the list, would receive a big
bunch of votes. This tory was going
the rounds once before. "We don't
know anything about it," said Chair
man McBride. "There may be a dark
horse, and there may not I have heard
the story,' but could not vouch for it." j
Yesterday Miss Harriet TallantJ
Jumped to first place and Is now 135
votes ahead of Mrs. F. D. Keuttner.
Mrs. W. W. Ridehalgh holds third
place and Mrs. C. I Houston fourth
place. The count yesterday afternoon
showed the result to be as follows:
Miss Harriet Tallant 4888
Mrs. P. D. Keuttner 4753
Mrs. W. W. Ridehalgh 4346
Mrs. C. Ib Houston 2591
Miss Harriet Rafter 2274
Miss Grace Stokes ..2092
Miss Llllle Lid well 1891
Miss Frances Norberg 1387
With but 3d hours in which to make
their final rally, the friends of the vari
ous aspirants will do some tall hust
ling today and tomorrow. It is sal
that Mrs. C. L. Houston is to be gen
erously supported at the end of the
contest, and that friends of Miss Tal
lant, Mrs. Ridehalgh and Mrs. Keutt
ner will also be liberal with their vot
ing. The vote thus far cast does not
tend to give a line on the strength of
, the various candidates, and it is gen
erally agreed that tomorrow's ballot
ing will be spirited.'
IRON AND STEEL MARKET.
Several Big Sales Have Been Placed
New York, Aug. 4. Referring to the
iron and steel market, the Iron Age In
this week's Issue says:
The principal event of the week
has been the closing of contracts for
110,000 tons of standard bessemer pig
for delivery over 10 months, beginning
in September to the Pittsburg Steel
There Is reported further the pur
chase of 25,000 tons of bessemer pig
iron by a Wheeling railway." The same
concern which has first part of the
order for the Pennsylvania castings in
the market for 35,000 tons additional
There seems still to be some uncer
tainty concerning the second half of
the second tunnel castings order and
the pig Iron for it does not appear to
have been covered. The Iron for the
first half was given to one furnace In
New Jersey and two In the , Lehigh
Aside from these larger transactions
there has been a series of smaller sales
at Pittsburg and there has been some
activity In the Chicago market There
have been some sales, including one
lot of 12,000 tons of basic pig In the
east The complaint is general, how
ever, that these sales nearly all made
by northern furnaces, have been made
at low prices which In many cases
are below the cost of production.
Aside from the large transactions
referred to, the buying for foundry
purposes is done to cover only require
ments for pressing needs or for the
current quarter, the buyers apparent
ly not having abandoned their waiting
attitud From the finished iron and
stee, " trkets come fair reports. There
is a modest increase in the tonnage In
the majority of Hnea but the railroads
are still taking material conservative
ly. As an indication of the amount of
working going on, It may be noted that
the July sales of the leading structural
interest was over 30,000 tons, an un
usually large proportion of it taken
for builders and miscellaneous struc
tures. The plate trade is reported to
be showing some Improvement and the
low prices of sheets appear to have
attracted buyers. Bar Iron Is some
what stronger particularly In the Chi
Helena, Mont, Aug. 4. W. P. Shawk,
superintendent of the Sixth district,
Western division of the Postal Tele
graph & Cable Company, will move
his headquarters from Helena to Salt
Lake City during the latter part of
next month. He will have charge of
all telegraph lines of the company
from Rawlins, Wyo., to Spokane,
Wash., taking In Wyoming west of
Rawlins, Utah, Idaho, Montana and
Washington as far west as Spokane.
The change in the location of the su
perintendent's office is made necessary
that Mr. Hawk may be centrally locat
ed in the new territory into which the
company Is building. The company is
now pushing work on the construction
of copper wires from Cheyenne west
to San Francisco and Helena, so that
Montana points will have two out
lets over the postal.
Eye-strain is no imaginary ill, but one which effects the whole
nervous system and if neglected will impair the general health
No Charge for Examining the Eyes
KATHERINE WADE, Graduate Optician
At Owl Drug Str
Oregon and Washington Officials
Demand Licence Fees From
Sand Island Seiners.
QUESTION OF JURISDICTION
Idea Is Suggested That Matter
Be Settled by Friendly
Suit or Other,
A dispatch from Salem says: "The
dispute over the ownership of what is
known as Sand island, at the mouth
of the Columbia river, a small strip
of territory claimed by both Oregon
and Washington, formed the chief topic
by the state fish commission yester
day afternoon, and it Is quite probable
that the courts, either state or federal,
or both, will be called uoon to deter-
mine the matter. This strip of sand
bar Is valuable as a seining and fish
trapping ground, and because of Its lo
cation In the center of the river, a dis
pute has arisen over the location of
the boundary line between the two
"The fishermen on this island are
making strenuous complaints, prin
cipally on the ground that they are
compelled to pay license In both states
and taxes In two adjacent counties in
Washington and Oregon. Just what
course will be taken to adjust the dif
ficulty has not yet been determined,
but several methods were suggested
by different members of the board.
One was that the matter be taken be
fore the equity department of the fed
eral court; another that a friendly
suit be brought between the two states,
and a third that a state boundary
commission be agreed upon to estab
lish the line.
'Master Fish Warden Van Dusen
was instructed by the board to send a
letter stating the conditions to Attor-ney-General
Crawford for an opinion.
Another plan offered was to arrest
some offending party in connection
with the dispute and carry the case
into court as a test."
Belongs to Unele Sam.
It is to be supposed that the ques
tion discussed by the state board did
not affect the ownership of Sand Island,
which Is a government preserve, but
rather that the commissioners wrestled
with the question as to where Sand
island fishermen should pay their li
censes. The island was set aside as a
government preserve many years ago,
and neither Oregon nor Washington
has any right there. It will be re
called that United States troops once
chased Washington state troops off the
island during the height of the agita
tion concerning the question of the
jurisdiction of the two states. The
seiners now operating there are priv
ileged to do so by Major Langfitt It
Is only reasonable to suppose that, as
Oregon and Washington are now con
ceded to have concurrent Jurisdiction
over the waters of the Columbia,
licenses collected on Sand Island should
be equally divided.
And, up to $3.00 for Bathing
Suits, for Men, Women and
Children P P P ?
ten cents and tip
C. H. COO PE
THE BIG STORE
the Alaska station, and assigned to the
Manning, at San Francisco.
Chief Engineer F. W. H. Whltaker
(retired) Is assigned to special duty
as assistant Inspector of labor and ma
terial for the machinery of the cutter
Second Assistant Engineer R. B.
Adams Is ordered to report to the
department for promotion.
First Assistant Engineer H. F.
Schoenborn Is granted 30 days' leave
of absence; First Lieutenant J. M.
Moore forty-five days' leave.
CHANGE8 ARE ANNOUNCED.
List of Revenue Cutter Officers Who
Have Been Transferred.
Washington, Aug. 1. (Special Cor
respondencesThe following changes
among the officers of the revenue cut
ter service have been made by the
Captain C. C. Fengar has been re
lieved from the command of the cut
ter Rush on the Pacific, and assigned
to th command of the cutter Manning,
at San Francisco.
Captain Francis Tuttle is detached
from the command of the Manning,
and &s soon as relieved by Captain
Fengar will proceed to Ms home on
First Assistant Engineer F. C. Sny
der is detached from the Cutter Bear,
in Alaskan waters, end placed on
Lieutenant G. M. Gabbltt is detached
from the cutter Forward and assigned
to duty aboard the cutter Wlndom, on
the Baltimore station.
Second Assistant Engineer Tt. M.
Johnson is detached from duty aboard
the cutter Bear, and Is assigned to
duty on the cutter Manning.
Second Assistant Engineer H. F.
Schoenhorn is assigned to duty aboard
the cutter Seminole, at Boston.
Second Lieutenant W. G. Blasdel is
detached from the cutter George S.
Boutwell,' at Newbern, N. C, and as
signed to the cutter Rush, on the Alas
ka station. . ,
Second Lieutenant F. B. Harwood
fin detached from the cutter Bear, on
Brigadier-General Wlnt, command
ing the department of Missouri, has
Issued a circular for the encourage
ment of athletic exercises in the army,
In which he says:
The forming of polo clubs and
teams among officers, and of baseball
and football teams among enlisted men
should be encouraged at every post
In the department. Polo should be es
pecially encouraged at posts occupied
by mounted troops. Under authority
from the war department permission
will be granted officers to visit other
posts for the purpose of taking part
in polo contests, and similar permis
sion will be given officers and en
listed men for baseball and football
The state department Is pursuing Its
study of the status of American com
merce in American bottoms In the far
east during the war, but has as yet
made no announcement on the subject.
The Russian view on this point is said
to be disclosed in the "Rules of War,"
published In St Petersburg officially
early In the present war. The Rus
sian statement Is "the flag covers the
cargo for a belligerent, excepting con
traband of war," and the long list of
articles declared contraband Includes
"everything Intended for warfare on
land or on sea; also rice, foodstuffs,
horses, beasts of burden, and any other
animals Intended for war purposes If
they are sent at the enemy's cost or
According to the common under
Standing here of this last Important
qualification, It must be shown that
even the foodstuffs and other articles
specified are clearly Intended for the
enemy, meaning the enemy's gov
ernment, and not the individual citi
zens, before they can be regarded as
contraband and so subject to seizure.
An essential fact to be developed in
connection with the American food
cargoes In transit from the Pacific
coast to Japan, therfore, Is the Iden
tity of the consignee that Is, whether
the Japanese government or Individ
uals who do not contemplate allowing
them to be applied for war uses.
eral Oku with an army of 60,000 men
Is on their front, while flanking them
on the left is General Nodxu with his
division of 60,000 men.
It General Kuropatkln Is defeated
In this battle lie must either move
westward or surrender.
The foreign military attaches are
with the second army en route for the
front to witness the battle.
Japanese troopships are expected
here tomorrow. The Russian troops at
Port Arthur have been driven back
to the lust line of their defenses. The
Japanese attacking force has three
hundred and fifty guns In action,
CREDITORS GET LITTLE.
Big Concern That Failed Can Pay but
. Twenty-four Cents.
San Francisco, Aug. 4. Porter Bros.
Company, the big fruit buying and
shipping concern which failed a little
over a year ago with liabilities of
about $1,900,000, has made a propo
sition for a composition of Its debts
with the creditors.
According to the terms of the com
position, the creditors will get 24 rents
on the dollar after deducting about
1170,000 realised from the sale of se
curities and throwing out 6200.000 of
unproved claims. There remains an
actual debt of 11,500,000. The com
mittee of creditors has on hand 1300.
000 or thereabouts realised from the
assets to pay a 20 per cent dividend.
Nothing more In sight is seen by the
creditors but the members of the firm
agree to pay four per cent additional
on so-called assets they think they
can realise on If the composition I
agreed to and the firm is left Intact
The Ban Francisco and other Cal
ifornia creditors who hold about $700,
000 of the indebtedness, favor the terms
of the proposed composition, along
with all or nearly all of the eastern
creditors, so It Is likely to be effected.
ASSASSIN'S FATHER HELD.
Finland Aroused Over Innocent Man's
New York, Aug. 4.' General Schu
mann, father of the assassin of Gen
eral Bobrlkoff, governor general of
Finland, who was taken to St. Peters
burg July 29, is Incarcerated In the
dungeons of the St. Peter and St. Paul
fortress, according to the Times' Hel
There Is profound indignation In
Finland at this cruel treatment of the
Finn, whom nobody credits with com-'
pllcity In his son's deed.
BIG BATTLE IMMINENT.
Kuroki, Oku and Nodzu Have 200,000
Men in Field.
New Chwang, Aug. 4. The report
that Halcheng has fallen Is premature.
The Russian troops have only been
driven back to their Inner entrench
ments, which they now occupy with
over 75,000 men. A detachment of 2000
Japanese with large supply trains is
leaving here for Halcheng, where the
greatest battle of the war is expected
to open tomorrow.
General Kuroki with 100,000 men is
now behind the Russian forces. Gen-
Can Not Use Union Label.
' .Bridgeport, Conn., Aug. 4. Judge O.
Wheeler of the superior court has
granted an Injunction restraining C. H.
Merrltt and .son of Danbury from us
ing a label which Is alleged to be an
Infringement upon the United Hatters
of North America. The petition was
brought In the case of Martin Lawler
of Danbury, the United Hatters being
an Incorporation. The decision Is
sweeping In Its effects, the labor or
ganization being given a standing be
fore the court and every contention
upheld. The matter of a contract be
tween the unions and employers is held
to be legal. One of the salient feat
ures of the decision Is the statement
that strikes and their concomitants
are not as Injurious as some of the
court decisions; the latter being per
manent In their effect while the strike
and disorder are ephemeral.
THE ROOF COLLAPSED.
SENATOR HOAR QUITE ILL.
Massachusetts Statesman Afflicted Un
expectedly at Worcester.
Worcester, Mass., Aug. 4. Senator
George F, Hoar, who la In his 79th
year, has been taken suddenly 111 at
his home In Oak avenue. His unex
pected illness has greatly alarmed the
household and his condition Is con
sidered serious. The senator's daugh
ter, Miss Mary Hoar, who has been
at Pigeon Cove, was summoned home
At the senator's home, Miss Hoar re
fused to give out anything concerning
her father further than the fact that
he was holding his own.
Sortie From Port Arthur.'
Toklo, (Thursday) Aug. 4, 10 a. m.
Twelve torpedo destroyers, four tor
pedo boat destroyers and some gun
boats emerged from the harbor at Port
Arthur on the right of August 1, but
were driven back again by the Jap
anese warships on guard outside.
Seven Persons Drowned.
Halifax, N. S., Aug. 4. In trying to
At Portland Tacoma, 1; Portland, 2V
At San Francisco Oakland, 4; San
At Los Angeles Seattle, t; Los An
At Butte Spokane, 4; Butte, 2.
At Salt Lake Boise, 8; Salt Lake, 9!
At Chicago Washington, I; Chi
At Detroit New York, 6; Detroit 1
At Cleveland Boston, 1; Cleveland,
At Brooklyn Pittsburg, 4; Brook
At Philadelphia First game;, Cincin
nati, 1; Philadelphia, 2. Second game,.
Cincinnati, 3: Philadelphia, ".
At New York First Game, Chicago;
2; New York, 2. Second game, Chi
cago, 0; New York, 8.
At Boston First Game, St Louis, 1;
Boston, 2. Second game, St. Louis, I;
reach shore In a small tender from
stranded yacht this evening, seven of
the eight persons In the boat were
drowned through the capslilng of the
Many Persona Injured While Watohingi
Winnipeg, Man., Aug. 4. Forty-five
persona have been Injured by the col
lapse of a huge cattle shed at the ex
hibition grounds while watching . a
fight between a negro and a bull. The
shed overlooks the bull ring where
Normeus, the black bull fighter, nightly
wrestles with the animal. A crowd of
150 climbed on the shed to watch the
show without paying entrance fee.
Without a moment's warning the roof
broke through and precipitated half
the crowd to the floor, a distance of
about 25 feet In Its descent the roof
turned over and fell on the people,
causing more serious Injuries than
would have otherwise resulted. About
14 were taken to the hospital In ambu
lances, while several with minor In
juries were able to walk away. Jamea
gpeelman of Seattle, Wash., and a boy
homed Sopher from Calgary, were
fatally hurt Most of the Injuries w e re
fract u res of the limbs.
Loop-thC'Loop Performer Hurt.
Tacoma, Aug. 4". Last nlgnt Fra vio
la, the young woman who loops the
loop In a ball, was dangerously, If not
fatally Injured. After making the
loop the ball shot down the decline at
terrific force and missed' the net. The
girl Is paralysed from the shoulder
and suffers great pain.
Senator Clark's Son Married.
San Francisco, Aug. 4. Charles W
Clark, son of Senator Clark, of Mon
tana, was married today to Miss Ce
cilia Tobln. The ceremony was private-
CREFFIELD IS HELD.
Portland, Aug. 4. Edmund Creffield,..
the erstwhile leader of the now dis
banded "holy rollers," waa today held"
to answer a charge of adultery under
LOST Last night, 3 hours after high,
water, at Blind Channel light beacon,.
Vj ply forty, old and new cork line
fishing net Return to Carl Hagon
son, care Kinney Cannery j suitable)
. reward. '
The voting contest for Regatta Queen
will close Saturday, the 6th instant, at
9 p. m., Instead of Thursday, the 4th
Instant, as previously announced.
G. M. McBRIDE,
You will like MADAME.