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THURSDAY, JULY ia, igofl.
THE MORNING ASTOMAN, ASTORIA, OREGON.
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Not Ho Cheap, But How Good
. It;i All Ooodness In
Sinclair's Fidelity Ham
Wo Sell Them.,
ROSS, HI0GINS & CO.
JWTORIA'S IIADIHO CB0CE8S. " '
CIOTHES: BOUGHT AT WISE'S PRESSED FREE OF
. v, CHARGE WHENEVER YOU SAY SO
Work of the 0rcore$7inton
. Commission1 Yesterday.
SEVEN WITNESSES EXAMINED
TERSE HIES Of HE 18
Orkwlt itlli kat.
gea ahU eouvtnlri at Svanaon'a.
National Bicycle for ml at Orkwlta.
i FlnnUh I.tithonn Rum! aikot nla.
nlc, September 2, 1000, to Deep River,
TU ery beat board te U obtained ia
Ibt dtjr U at Tt Occident HtL
latM vary reaaonabla.
Betal Irving, toratr Franklin avenue
tad Eltrtstfe itrtet. European plaaj
beat raoma and board ra tbe dty at taa
Pay Water Satefc Tuesday, July 10
U tb laat day In which to pay the wattr
rata and amp tba M cent penalty
charged for balng delinquent. 7 8 3t
Bow Do I tookv-To mlly aaa your
ae'f aa other te you, get ona of tho
new atyla mirror at Hart'a Drug Store j
all price. A new supply Jut rrclvaiL
N. A. Aektrmia, CI Bond St, doaaaO
manner of Uildtrvy, furniture npbol
ataring, earptt olaaalng and laying, nut
trtaa making a tpeetalty and al work
To Bo a Cltltn.-Emll Vaagcn, a na
live of far Norway, yesterday mad
formal deelaartlon of bis lntntlon to
Ucomt a cltixfR of tlia United State
in dua courtt of tint.
Meeting Adjourn. Tba Water Cum
mlmion met lait night and adjourned
out of respect for the lata bereavement
of the prldet, Charle 8. Wright, un
til the call of the chair.
bright eye are an Infallible fades to
youth, wlndowa from which Cupid ahoota
bis arrowe- HollWter'a Rocky Mountain
Tea makea Irish t evei. rot cheeka. Tea
or Tablett, 35 cent. Sold by Frank
Mart . x
Appror Work. At a meeting of the
Astoria school board this week the board
approved the work which la being done
in in draining the McCluro evhool build
ing property. Mi Reynold and Mi
Shively wera re-elected a teacher, and
the regular bill were allowed.
Why don't you have your work dona
by tba Eaitern Painting & Decorating
Company, 75 Ninth itreet? They do
tba work cheaper, quicker and better
than any other firm. The Parker
Houae which it being papered and
painted from cellar to garret la being
dona by them. Go and lnapect the work.
FOR A FEW
Cause For Dementia. It tenie that
the inuii, Charle Parka, who gave him
elf up a an inane person, to Sheriff
Pomcroy. on Monday lat ha abundant
cu for hl grievous mental malady,
lie w4 one of a group of worklugmen
In Southern California, wmie year agu,
and wa faloely accused 0 ruining a girl
In the neighborhood", and was" sent to
KidMini M-nltntlury for a period of two
yeara'for' the alleged erime, He" waa
pardoned out when the young woman In
question made an open confession to the
mithorltlee of hi entire Innocence; but
the lm me and deprivation Incident to
th committment waa mart than he
could atand. and hence bl mental lapaa.
ThU waa made known yeoterday to the
ut!ior!tiee by a friend of Parka juxt ar
rival here, from the aouth and who wa
a(iualnted with the whole trouble. Ir.
Alfred Kinney tmlijMrd Mr. Parka to a
rlijld eiamination yteterday, for bi
mental rondilion. and derlarra the man
i badly erTcHed. jut aa he clalma to be,
Changing the Becordiv Tbt following
deeda were ent in to the county clerk'a
ofilra yesterday, for the public record,
among a lot of other inntrumenta de.
tlnrd for the tame places The United
State to John Nyman, patent for 1491
acre of land in ertlon & T. 0 N. 2t
8 The I'nlted 8tae to 8. JT, Rich
mond, patent for 100 acre In eton 0,
T, 4 N. R- 10 W. The United Statea to
William fttoddard, patent for 100 awe
in ectlon 2( T. 8 N- R. 10 W. Sheriff
M. R. Pomeroy to C. V. Brown, tax
dd, X Iota 1 and 2, block 65. Bhively's
A.toria. William Stfxldard to A. M.
Smith, warranty, trtOO i.arne , property.
Julia P. Callender et ux, to A. C. Dyer,
warranty. $1. th nouth 100 fcrt aquare
of lot 11 and 12 of block 65 of Shively'
Two Thieve Wanted. Worranta wera
United yerdy by the autboritiea at
Seaide for the arreat of Jobn Dar
ling and Oiarlr Powell, upon formal
charge of larreny from a dwelling. The
tuff taken waa motly clothing and wa
the pertonal property of Vice Prealdent
V J. Brent of the Peaaide Ppruce Lum
ber Company, and waa valued at $00.
The men have been located at Forest
Oeove. and will be brought back and put
thftmgh the legal mill at an early date.
They were both employed by the lumber
company, and it I likely to go hard
with them once the law 1 put in opera
tion aKinxt them.
Enjoying Hia Vacation. Mr. Samuel
E. Elmore, aceompanled by hi aMer.
Mi FJinor Elmore, are In the city from
Milwaukee, nud gueti of their uncle
and aunt, M. and Mr. S. Elmore. The
young gentleman 1 a recent and auc
ccfti! graduate from the state univer-
ity at Madim, where lie took honor
in 'hi etpee!l department mechanical
engineering, and when he thai) have
rounded out the pleaaure of hia pment
western ojourn. will enter the service
of the Wetinghoue Company at De
Open Bid Monday. Xext Monday af
ternoon the atrcet committee of the city
council will open the bid for the Im
provement of Grand avenue between
Eleventh tret between Franklin and
Harrison nvenuc. The improvement
will consist in putting in cement aide
walk and macadamizing the street.
The OHtimnte of the city surveyor for
the Orund avenue improvement is
$G045,40, and for the Eleventh street
work, $2184. The council will act on
the committee' recommendation Mon
day evening at the regular meeting.
Funeral Today. The funeral of the
late Alice Wright will be held thia
morning from the Grace Episcopal church
at 10:30 o'clock, Rev. William S. Short,
officiating. Friend of the family are
invited to be present. The interment
will he in Ocean View cemetery.
Slight Increaae. Fishermen on the
river report that during the last two
day the run of M has been slightly
on the increaae, and the big run is ex
pected to commence In the near futnre.
Left For Denver Malcolm Burger of
till city left lan't night for Denver,
where he will attend, the Grand Lodge
of Elks, representing the Astoria lodge, j
Oregon Submita the Map Upon Which
'She Belle -North Channel Still -E
ibta and I Available Con
tentions of tba Statea.,
The utate roiiimlion on the disputed
hmindnrle U'tween the fctatei of Ore
gon and Washington, convened at 10
o'clock yeWerday imunitig, at the Clat
sop county court boue,jthe' entire party
of gentlemen named In yesterday' iue
of thie.paprr, being prfent, towltj For
the Klate of Otn-gon, Attorney-General
A. M. Crawford j State Engineer J. II.
LewlM Htato FUh Warden II. (. Van
Duwnj t'ommixoloner John Reynold";
U. H. Kenator a M. Fulton and Deputy
I)itrlct Attorney C. IL Aljcrcromble. For
Wtiingtjn, Aitant Attorney-General
K. C. McDonald; CoinmUaioner C. C. Dai
ton; State Engineer Klward Juan;
Engineer O. II. Ilegardtj Senator JJT.
Welch, and Kx-8tat Fitb Warden T. IL
The Orcgonian submitted a line of
valuable map, x In numler, bearing
date of 1H4I, IS.', I. WA. 1H75 and 1 !).;
while the Wanbingtonians handed in one
map of 1005, This wa preparatory to
the taking of the verbal testimony of
a number of wltnee, and formed the
predicate of the rejiectiva claim.
The contention on the part of tba
State of Washington I practically baed
upon the fact that the old original north
channel, which for long year served a
the constitutional bi of territory a
between the atates, bat shifted to the
southward and now meander along the
immediate harbor front of the City of
Atoria. The Oregon contention is that
the channel upon which the original
boundary wa predicated, still exists and
la still the fundamental Una of demarca
tion; and tbi i. of course, the old north
channel that flow on the WaMiington
side of Sand Island.
The firt wltne called for the State
of Oregon wa the atate engineer, Mr,
Lewi, who gave official testimony to tbe
tine claimed and maintained by the
State of Oregon.
Ho waa followed by Captain P. II. Kin
dred, who has been familiar with these
particular waters since 144, and be
averted that the best channel ha always
been, and I yet, north of Sand Iiland.
Captain P. E. Ferchen, speaking from
an Intimate experience of 42 years in
the navigable waters of this vicinity, as
pilot and mater, aid that there is, and
has always been, two channels, a north.
and a south, and that there was no
middle channel in the river until about
off Tongue Point. That ve-sela entered
In the north channel, and then cut aeroe
to Tansey Point on their way to As
toria; and had to pa cloe to Astoria
en route to Portland,
During the afternoon sesion 'Captain
M. S. Staples, of the Columbia bar
pilot service since ltfil". took the stand
and among other things, stated that he
had used the north channel, at that time,
from Cape Disappointment to Point El
li. and thence up. along the Washington
shore, to Portland. He used to tow
shins over what is now Sand Island.
(At this Juncture. Mr. Crawford, wife
of the Oregon attorney-general, present
ed to the Owgon commissioners a white
carnation apiece, and to the Evergreen
representatives a red carnation each, as
a compliment to all, with the spice, and
tone, of differentiation). Captain Staples
made it plain that if Astoria, as a port
of entry, had been on the Washington
shore, ships would not have come
through the south channel at all.
Captain A. C. Fiher was on the stand
during the afternoon, and his testimony,
in part, was to the effect, that there
was a middle channel which started near
the Desdfltnonn Sands and north there
of; and ran east to Tongue Point. That
the north channel was the bettor channel
up to and opposite Knnppton; that be
tween Knappton and Harrington Point
there was shoal to 14 feet at low
water. t ,
Captain Peter Jordan testified that the
old north channel ran, and still runs,
from Cape Disappointment to . Three
Tnee Point, along the Washington shore.
Captain John Pickernell who has
boated here for 60 years out of the 67
he has lived, bore witness to the fact
that the north channel passes by Knapp
ton, and Harrington Point, U Three
Tree Point, on the Washington side of
the river; that in times, past therd was
plenty of water there, though it had how
shoaled in places.
At this point the commission' adjourn
ed until 11 o'clock this morning, when
another group of witnesses will , be
NO ADMISSION WITHOUT
ARE AT WORK ON
CITY CHARTER COMMISSION MEETS
IN COUNCIL CHAMBERS LAST
NIGHT AND CO OVER VARIOUS
PROVISIONS IN THE CHARTER
The charter commission met again
It night in tbe city hall and went over
a number of provisions of the charter.
There were 14 members present, and at
time the discussion was animated. Many
amendment were offered and these will
all lay over until the next meeting be
fore any action 1 taken. ' ?
The following provisions were adopted
by the commission as read, without
change op amendment:
Chapter 2 Sections 3, 1 9, 10.
Chapter 4 Section 29,
Chapter 5 Sections 3a 31, 32, 33, 30,
paragraphia 2. 3, 4, 0, 7, 8, 0. 10, 11, 12
and 13 of section 33.
.Amendments were introduced to the
following sections and will be considered
at tbe next meeting:
Chapter 2 Sections 1. 2. 5, 8. 7, 8.
On motion the whole of chapter 3 was
made a special order of business two
weeks from last night This chapter
relates to elections, the time, and man
ner of holding them. Several knotty
questions have ariUen in this part of
the cluirter, and it will require some
time to consider thera properly. The
question of whether the city, providing
the time of election is changed to the
same time a the county election, can
have its ticket printed on the same bal
lot as the county, was referred to the
judiciary committee to it legality,
j and to report.
Chapter i Sections 27, 28.
Chapter S Sections 34, 33, 37, 38 and
paragraphs 1 and 5 of section 3S.
Among the most important amend
ments submitted was one providing for
municipal ownership of all public utili
ties such as electric light plants, traction
Another provided for the election of
two city councilmen at large, In addi
tion to those elected from the different
An amendment to make the council
men's term of office four years instead
of three as at present.
An amendment makiiur the office of
city physician elective. I
An amendment making the city elec
tion occur once every 2 years, beginning
with the second Wednesday in Decem
ber. MeCue also gave notice of another
amendment at the next meeting in this
An amendment providing that an ap
pointee to a city office, made vacant by
death or other cause, hold over for the
remainder of the unexpired term.
An amendment giving the Mayor the
right to cast the deciding vote in case
of a tie in the city council vote.
An amendment giving the council tbe
right to make assessments for municipal
expenses amounting to not more than 2
per cent (1 per cent is the present law).
ThU amendment was introduced by City
Attorney Smith, nd if made effective
would not necessitate the present ayatem
of fines in order to keep the city in
stable financial condition.
An oajrwlnient to paragraph 5 of sec-
The Dance and Piano Presentation
Had to be Changed to July 12th Be
cause Logan's Hall Will be Otherwise
Occupied on the Uth .
The Advance Agent of "
STYLE AND QUALITY CLOTHES
P. GEVURTZ, Mgr.
SECOND ANNUAL TOUR OF
MR LEE WILLARD
Supported by an Excellent Company
' Under the Manage aentof
. ARTHUR C. 1 OX
In High Class Drama and Comedy s a l
CommencIngMohday,' July 9th
Sninaer Prices, 15c and
tion 38 relative to the regulation of sa
loons and gambling. This amendment
was introduced by City Attorney Smith
and brought up the question which has
been the source of perhaps more discus
sion than any other section of the char
ter. The matter waa discussed generally
and ""ill come up again at the next
meeting. IL M. Lornten also offered an
amendment to this paragraph.
The commission then adjourned. .
In Seaside. Councilman Lebcck and
family are in Seaside for a few days'
recreation. Mr. Lebeck expects to com
plete the ocean pier at that place some
time this week.
Meet Tomorrow. The board of direc
tors of the Seamen's and Fishermen's
Friend Society will meet tomorrow even
ing at 8 o'clock in the office of R. M.
Caston. Every member is earnestly
asked to be present as important mat
ters are to be under consideration.
Shively Club Meets. The Shively im
provement club met last night in the
city hall and likened to a number of
matters. Secretary Parker inade a ver
bal report on the status of the new hotel
proposition, and stated that the men who
have signified a willingness to build the
hotel will not be in Abtoria until the
15th of this month to inspect' and select
a ite for the building.
u t-ieaaea uuuty. sol. McUonneU a
lad of 16 years, living at Seaside was
arrested there yesterday upon a charge
of theft, in a dwelling, he having entered
the room of a workman, a friend of his.
and stolen a sum of money from the
clothing therein. He pleaded guilty, and
after a grave lecture by the court, was
given his freedom upon a reserved sent
ence, and a pledge to reform.
Install Officer. The Astoria Labor
Council has installed the following offi
cers to aerve for the ensuing term: T.
D. Soudan, president; J. A. Berg, vice
president; J. F. Welch, corresponding
secretary; 0. A. Dolan. guide; C. E.
Lankester, guardian.; A committee con
sisting of the following wee named to
arrange for the proper observance of
labor day: J. A. Berg. C. A. Dolan, J. L.
Moore, John Edwards, and O. R. Peter
son. ' V""
25c Beserred Seats 35c
LOST HIS LIFE IN
LAD DROWNED YESTERDAY AFTER-
NOOK IN THE QUIET STREAM AT
SEASIDE BODY IS RECOVERED
AFTER TWO HOURS' DRAGGING
, Yesterday afternoon Willie Speer, aged
10 years, was one of a half dozen lads
bathing in the O'Uenna river at Seaside,
and during one of the romps they were
indulging in, the little fellow got be
yond his depth, and before any of his
companions knew of his peril, or could
do anything to relieve it, he gave one
long scream and sank from sight.
He could not swim at all, and it is
thought he was overcome with fright
when he found himself going down and
made no effort to save himself. The
alarm was given almost instantly, but
no help arrived in ime for discovery and
resuscitation. The sad event took place
about 2:30 o'clock, and the drags were
at work for over two hours before the
body was found.
He was the child of Mr. and Mrs. J.
B. Speer of that city, the father being
the well known watchman of the Sea
side SprAice Lumber Company.
Funeral arrangements will be made
today. The affair has cast a gloom over
the neighborhood where the family i
highly respected. ; r t 1 : ' '
Woman Suffrage. there will be a
special meeting of the Woman Suffrage
Association at the- Baptist church this
afternoon immediately following the
meeting of the W. CvT. U. All taembers
are urged to be present as there is to
be election of officers in the Association.
Fine Stuff. There were 40 tons of
fine Rosslyn coal passed through this
city yesterday via the ''A. & C." railroad
for the goevrnment post at Fort Stevens.
It was all solid, lump coal, and looked
very nice In its big polished "diamonds'
en route. It is part of the contract be
ing filled by the Sanborn-Cutting Com
pany of this city.