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VOMIMK LX NO. 272
ASTORIA. OUKOON, MONDAY, MARCH 5, 1900
Senate to Consider State
MAY VOTE ON FRIDAY
Railroad Rite Bill Is Occupying
Attention of the Entire
MOROCCO CONFERENCE FOCUS
Funct Doel Not Want to Make Con
cmioni oa Bank Quettloni Until
Morocco Police Matter li
Settled In Some Manner,
WASHINGTON", March 4. -The fort
ft for the week U follow! i
The fcenite. will derote moit, If not
all the week to tb consideration of
the tteliiMi(l till with a view of rvaeh
lnjf a vota which i in accordance with
lt week' iigieciiicrit. Possibly Cut
tenon may speak on tin- railroad rate
(iicli. n today, tut if he dors thin will
be the only intei niption in the tnt
hoixl till. Ptacticnlly nil in'cr-t cen
ter in the I'oruker amendment. Even
frieinU of the iiiciimire concede the vol"
will he close and the iiiiuienti me con
fid, lit of it' il'-lciit.
The fuel thnt the railwad till will
tint he allowed ! occupy the tloor will
not pit-vent activity concerning it. The
till in receiving more attention tlmn any
other meauic and will r-umiii in tin
foreground until finally di-poncd of
The till will lie made untiiiixlied hu-i-tieM
as soon as the utatehod till i oui
of the way.
Fur the flrt time during the prei.cn t
roneto the House 1 shoit of work.
Then- U nothing in Hiht for the pre
ent week except the Indian Appropii.i
The Alireelnis conference continue''
the focus of Intel national intercut. Ac
cording tl'O motion passed Saturday
the policing of the country will he con-
aideied. Should im nKreemcnt lie reach
d, nn tni'ly solution of the whole prob
lem and the adjournment of the confer
ence i' looked tor.
In view of the recent riots in France,
much interest iittiichcH to the eoiiHixtory
At the Vatican on Match 101 la for the
purpo-e of eon-lderlng the attitude of
the French government in tho matter
of the H patatioii of chinch and atuto.
The rope, it i ta id, will formulate tt
protcht ttgaitft the separation and plot
ably a aeeret lintruction will be ent
the bishops of France, as to their at
titude toward the new law.
KILLS HIS WIFE.
1HTFAI.0, March 4 -IT. L. Whitbeck,
physician and dentist, kiled his wife
with a hammer today and then blew ot t
bin bruin with a rifle. Wliit beck's mind
ENTIRE VILLAGE ENGULFED
BY LAKE ISE0 IN ITALY
ROME, March 4. The village of Ta
vernola, built on perpendicular cliffs,
above Lake Iseo, in the province of
llresci, was almost entirely destroyed
this morning by the rocks suddenly giv
ing away, apparently because the lake
CLEARING DEBRIS AWAY,
M Kill I HAS', March . Before tho
army of Helei iniiiid men attacking the
Unm ept mid ilclni" utrcwii street,
I ho vt amount (if wreckage l giving
ttiiv slowly, hut surely, The Sabbath
following I'1" lixil'I'OU Hi Dl III WBH II
day of funerals. A iiiillinn unil a (Hur
ler (!'illdi me now thought to he a eon
civiitlc cut iiiuilc uf Him damage. No
addition Id the casualty lit liii-e
WOULD PARDON WARE.
OMAHA, Ntirch . The friend of
ltev. C, (.'. Wniie if l"ud, S, I)., who wan
recently convicted of cotinpiraey to do
fraud Hit government by mean of
fraudulent hmiietcal entrba, will ap
peal to I'reaidcnt IUwevelt to remit
tho jail portion of the. tentence, Tho
appeal, It U aaid, will be made through
tho F.piitcopal Dioceie of South Dakota.
W'ate'a Kentenoe U a $1000 fine and a
year's imprisonment in the county Jail.
I'AltIS, March 4-Kiitj,' F.dward'a visit
i aitiactiiiK gieat atletition. The cor-
illalitv which tf reeled tlm exchangea 1-
twecn the King and President Failliere
during hi majeBty'a call waa much re
marked. The king remained half an
hour, Foter tho provident teturned the
call at the HritLh embaaay, where i
ktl dicier waa hell tliin evening.
Afterward the prculdent, king and
l'leinier Itoiivit-r conveiaul for marly
RISELAND 18 NAMED
Appointed Washington State Fish
Commissioner After Fkht
CRAWFORD MAY BE RETAINED
T. R. Kershaw Will Be Permitted To
Remain In Office For Ninety Day
to Close up Hij Work Rise
land Supportets Jubilant.
ltl'.I.I.IN(;ilAM, March 4. - (loveruor
Meade late Saturday afternoon an
nounced hi sided imi of ,?. L. ltiselaud
as miciestor to T. 15. Kershaw, state fUli
Tho Kcixhavv followers, who have
fonj-ht a valiant light, accept defeat
gracefully, icnliiug that it is the for
tune of war that some must suffer do
feat in tbe stiifc for political prefer
ence. The liiselaml supporters are jubi
lant and are duly celebrating tbeir vic
F.arly in the day the governor an
nounced to the political workers that
tho evidence waa nil in and that it but
remained to weigh tho same and pro
nounce the word which should close oni!
of the warmest, contests over an ap
pointive office in the gift of the chiaf
executive evei' waged in tho state, ilo
wilt thus vouchsafed comparative quiot
today, in marked contrast to yesterday,
and employed n portion of the morning
in visiting Judge Nctcivr of the superior
court, and other friends in the court
The announcement of his choice was
made about the middle of the afternoon
and soon spread throughout the city foi'
everybody was on the qui vive to leant
his decision. To say that it came as
a surprise to any one would liurdly he
had eaten into the base of the cliffs. The
disaster was preceded by a loud Toae
w, which enabled the 1000 inhabitants
to" escape. One fisherman was killed
About 200 feet of rock and the houses
on it were swallowed by the lake, the
people having narrow escape.
ARE AFLOAT ON ICE IN
One Thousand Finnish Fishermen With Families Are
Fishing on Ice Which Parted Carrying
Them Out to the Open Sea.
TWO HUNDRED PERSONS FLOAT ASHORE ON BLOCK OF ICE
DISPATCH COMES FROM HELSINGF 0RS TELLING OF DISASTER RE
PORT STATES ONE THOUSAND WERE CARRIED OUT INTO
BALTIC SEA-NO HOPE REMAINS FOR THE MISSING
EIGHT HUNDRED PEOPLE.
HF.I.MNr;FOI!S, Match 4. -It is fear
ed 800 fishermen with their families
who ore tbt on the ice in the Gulf rf
Finland are doomed to perish. A fort
night ago about 1000 pcraons w-re fish
ing off Kastland, when the ice parted
and they were driven into the BaltK
S a. loiter the ice split and yesterday
a block on which Were 200 persons
came ashore at Fredcrickahnm. The
correct, for althottght both the Kershaw
and the Hiselaiid forces have maintain
ed an air of confidence as to the out
come, the governor appears to have kcp
his own counsel so well as to keep thein
ull n the anxious neat almost to the
hour of the announcement of his clinic t.
It is undetvtood that Jack Crawfoid
will be retained as superintendent of
hatcheries. While not openly stated to
be a fact it is altogether believable tint
this is one of the conditions attaching
to Itisclaud's appointment.
ALL IS QUIET.
Militia at Springfield, Ohio, Will Leave
Sl'lUNfiFlKld), Ohio, March 4. The
militia now on duty will return home
tomorrow'. The city was quiet all day.
The body of the dead luakeman Davis,
was taken to Columbus today. Evidence
is secured against 300 persons, includ
ing many mere boys. The investigation
shows the recent mobs were made up
almost wholly of young men from six
teen to twenty-one years.
ST. AUCrSTlNA. Florida, March 4.-I.ieutenant-Gcneriil
J. M. Schofleld, re
tired, former head of the army, died
tonight of cerebral hemorrhage.
Schofield's body will be taken to
Washington tomorrow for interment. He
was 74 yearn old.
OPERATORS TO MEET.
riTTSRUUO, March V. Anothei)
meeting of the independent coal opera
tors of the bituminous coal fields will
be held here on March 10th, prior to go
ing to Indianapolis.
BOISE, March 4. There is a rumor
hone tht Jack Simpkins is arrested and
it is being added that Simpkins has
confessed and sent word to Adams to
do likewise. The improbability of such
a story and the explicit denial by the
authorities, indicating it is without
THE GULF OF F1NLANG
fate of the others is unknown.
Population in Terror.
Daring robberies are being committed
in Finland and terrorizing the popula
tion. They ate attributed mainly to
the Letts and Esthoriians, who have fled
from tbe Baltic provinces. An alarming
feature is the social democrats, who are
trong in the Grand Duchy, and ate
sympathizing with the revolutionists
across the gulf.
Denounce the Arrest of Swunenberg
Murderers as Unjust.
CHICAGO, March 4. At a meeting'
today of the industrial workers of the
world an organization recently launch
ed for the purpose of uniting laboring
men and socialists, A. M. Simons, edi
tor of the International Socialist Re
view was vigorously applauded, when he
denounced the authorities for the arrest
of the men accused of complicity in tlu
Steunenberg murder. "We are growing
in strength and Hearing a crisis," he
said. "We are strong enough to prevent
them hanging those men in Idaho, our
lives must be given before we permit
them to hang." Another speaker was
Oscar Xeebe, one of tho Haymarkit
rioters, who has not teen heard in pub
lic since his release from the peniten
tiary. A $200 subscription was raised
to assist in the defense of Moycr, Hay
wood and Tettibone.
C0UNSELMAN TOWED IN.
Breakwater Has a Rough Trip From
Coos Bay to Frisco.
SAN FRANCISCO, Match 4. The
steamer Enterprise arrived here today
nine and a half days from Hilo towing
the small steamer Charles Cotinselman.
The inability of the Cotinselman to car
ry sufficient coal to hist through the
voyage explains her towing by the En
terprise. The steamer Breakwater which
arrived here today had a fierce battle
with tho waves on her way down tho
const from Coos Bay. Captain Johnson
states that never in his experience has
ho encountered such a terrific gale of
wind. At times the velocity was SO
mils an hour.
FREIGHT CARS PILE UP.
SACRAMENTO, March 4. Late to
day twelve freight cars of tho west
bound freight train left the track be
tween Auburn and Colfax and piled up
in the ditch. An unknown tramp was
killed and another slightly injured.
None of the crew were hurt. The cars
were badly wrecked and the track
NOL'TH IlF.Ni), M.ireh 4.- Th aecond
burglary within ten d;iy took place
hint Sunday morning. Tim Pott a &
Dodfc'e mi loon wru broken into and a
ca! of whiky and one of champaigne
and mom brandy, worth in all $100 or
more, were taken. The sheriff Iwau-il
the t-tolcn li'iior on Ijoard the if-hooner
Kncore, loading liiinber at th Simpnon
mill. The mate waa arrested, but the
captain gave aecurity for him and he
w allowed to go on hi own reoogni,-
ance, although the mate claim having
no hand in the matter. Home of the
xailor Mippohcd to have taken the li
quor disappeared. One of the officer
watched for them at Raymond la-t
night, expecting them to board the Mel-rout-
at that place.
CAR BARNS BURN.
XFAV YORK, March 4.The Forty -second
i-trect car barns of the Mctw
politan Company were destroyed to
night. One life in aid to be lost and
several are injured. The damage is
StfOOmo. iThe firu was oxceedingly
spectacular and at one time the flames
leaju'd tevcral hundred feet in the air.
MANILA. March 4. Tacloban. the
capital of the Inland of Lcyte, was de-ttrm-ed
by lire. The damage in $600,
000. Government assistance will be
Russian I Charged With Taking
Government Money Suicides.
GAPON SOCIETY INQUIRES
With Disappearance of Matushensky,
Who Embezzled $: 2,000 Belonging
to Workmen, Discovery Made
That Was Subsidized.
ST. PETERSBURG. March 4. During
the meeting of the Father Gapon orga
nization today, which is investigating
the scandal involving charges of accept
ing money from the government, the
accused member dramatically committed
With the recent disappearance of
Matushensky, assistant of F'ather Ga
pon, who is charged with the embezzle
ment of $12,000 belonging to the work
men's organization, it was discovered
that the moderate organization, which
Gapon organized was subsidized by the
government.. The revalation was made
by the president of the PutilorT Pction
of the organization, which complained
that the $12,000 had not reached the
treasury of the moderate patty. When
Matushensky was attested it was said
he would be taken to St. Petersburg
for trial and the proceedings were ex
pected to be sensational.
REPORT IS UNFOUNDED.
ST. PAUL, March 4. Louis W. Hill,
vice-president of the Great Northern
Railway, when shown the dispatch re
lative to the government's decision to
chatter the steamers Minnesota and
Dakota, declared the statement without
WASHINGTON, March 4.-Russias
renewed attempt to establish a perma
nent foothold in Northern Manchuria by
making Vladivostok a port of entry in
stead of Dalny and Port Arthur is de
scribed in an official report made public
by the state department today.
Majority of Powers Op
pose German Stand.
POLICE QUESTION UP
Germans Will Be Compelled to
Show Hand on the
BANK DISPUTE TO COME NEXT
Police Question to be Subject of Dis
cussion Pope to Protest Against
Separation of Church and
State in France. i
PARIS, March 4. The decision at
Algeciras Saturday to proceed with thu
immediate consideration of the police
question is a source of great satisfac
tion here, chiefly because France hai
1 ranged with her a large majority of the
powers, . ;
The semi-ofiieiul Temps seems to ac
cept the decision as a vote in favor of
Fiance's proposals, saying:
'The vote, though referring to a
question of proccedure, is valuable to
us from more than one standpoint. Not
only have Great Britain, the United
States, Spain, and Russia adhered 10
our ideas, which was foreseen, but Italy,
Belgium, 1'oitug.il and Holland unhes
itatingly recognized and lccoiHlcd them
selves favorably to our proposition."
The Temps Algeciras correspondent,
however, points out that the vote refers
merely to proceedure, signifying the
desire of the conference to attain a
result. At the same time the action of
the delegates should not be minimized,
The result also affects the diplomatic
status of the controversy. Germany
wants to settle the bank question first.
France does not want to make conces
sions on the bank question until sure of
Germany's attitude on the police. The
decision therefore requires Germany to
say whether she is prepared to change
her attitude on the police.
Indications are that if Germany do;a
not yield, France will not, thus ac
centuating the former deadlock by car
rying it into open conference.
ALGECIRAS, March 4. One of the
delegates having the most vital interest
in the conference said tonight that a
settlement of the controversy now
seeme d possible, but declined to make
known along what lines.
However, the trend of recent eventi
has indicated that if a settlement i
reached, it will most likely be because
France will make concessions on the
bank question and Germany will adopt
a less uncompromising attitude concern
ittg the police.
ENTRY BY RUSSIA
The report recently reached Washing
ton from one of the department's agents
The report expresses the belief that
this will redound to the development of
American trade and will result in a
great curtailment of the importance of
Shanghai as a distributive point.