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THE MORNING ASTORIAN, ASTORIA, OREGON.
THURSDAY, JANUARY 17, 1907.
FLOTSAM AND JETSOM.
There vm a narrow escape for the
fine bar tug Wallula early yesterd.xy
morning, from revere Injury, If not
loss, from fire. It seems that during
tho afternoon of Tuesday one of the
pilots entered the pilot house of the
Wallula and placed hi oll-sklns andj
grin on tho floor, while he went bo-1
low to the cabin usually occupied Vv
the bar-pilots, and the spot who.'
these laid marks the territory of th
fire that broke out later In the nigh'
It seems that the dunnage laid mi
the grating through which warm ale
from the engine room Is admitted tJ
the pilot house, -and from some com
bination, the Are was engendered, and
burned Its way through the grating,
the burning bundle fell to the floor o
the dining room below, where It stl'.l
burned its way through the decking
again, by which time the fumes hsd
attracted the attention of the night
' watch who was on duty outside and
had no thought of such a condition In
the vacated premises of the captain
Luckily, the matter was easy hand
ling when It was discovered, owing to
the closed conjitlon. of everything;
and the boat went on duty yester
day morning off the bar as usual.
The pilot's weather grip went up lp
the smoke of the accident.
j and will leave up for Portland at 7
o'clock this morning. She is due to
return here, en route south, on Sat
urday evening next, and will sail fv
California on Sunday at noon.
River Pilot Turner, who came down
yesterday on the steamship Goto Ma-u,
says the worst spot en route is at
Warrior Rock, where there wa3 a
gorge practically across the riv.
Captain Larkin, of the steamer Undine,
who go Into Portland at 7 o'clock yes
terday morning, thirteen hours out of
Astoria, telephoned back to the of
fice here that he had had work be
tween Astoria and Skamokawa; thai
the river was practically open theno
to Waterford; badly choked from Wa
terford to Stella; pretty fair from
Stella to Rainier, and that he was
blocked solid at Coffin Rock, but man
aged to wriggle out of It, and literally
cut his way Into Portland, where h
"threw up his hands." and Is on wait
ing orders. It is not known when the
Undine will be down again, and per
haps the Lurline will take her place
when things open up again.
The steamship Roanoke crossed in
over the Columbia bar yesterday af
ternoon at 2:30 o'clock Just 48 hours
behind her Monday schedule, ani
docked two hours later at the Calen
der pier, with 45 people in her cab
Ins, among whom were Mr. and Mrs.
Chesley Smith, of this city, home from
Eureka, where they have been in the
Tallant-Grant sen-ice. The Roanok?
loaded about 200 tons of promiscuous
freight at the dock here last night,
The steamship Goto Mam came
down from Portland yesterday and
in the lower harbor awaiting despatch
to Japan. On the way down the rlw
her chief engineer had the mlsfortun
to fall on the slippery decks, striking
his face heavily on one of the hatch
combings, and splitting It open from
nose to chin. Dr. J. A. Fulton was
hastily summoned and went on bonrd
He did the necessary surgical work
and left the engineer In comfort, with
several good stitches in his "figure
head." She will get away ; today at
the crest of the flood, and will neel
every foot of water she can get on
The Columbia river Is practical
closed to the lcser and wooden crar'l.
both local and ocean-going. Nothing
but the biggest and most powerful
of the Iron and steel steamers can
make any sort of time through th
ice gorges and the floes that are thick
enlng every hour. Unless a radical
change takes place in weather condi
tions today, there Is likely to be a
serious tie-up for all the smalt enft
on the Portland-Astoria lines and U
tween here and intermediate points ia
It has been decided that the BrltL'.i
ship Halewood will go to Tacoma on
the tow lines of the bar tug Tatoish
lust as soon as she receives a new-
suit of sales from Portland, to re
place those she lost in the recent gaie
off this port. They were to have i.
rived down from Portland last nigh',
In which case the Halewood will get
despatch today or tomorrow morning,
at the furthest. She will load coal
for Guaymas, In place of the Melan
ope. first chartered for this cargo.
The steamer F. A. Kllburn came In
from the Bay City yesterday an!
cleared hence for Portland, but It U
said that she later received orders to
return Instantly to San Francisco, but
this could not be confirmed. (Later.)
She took on oil fuel here yesterda,
and leaves out this morning for San
News was received here yesterday
from San Francisco, that Aubrey
Richardson, who came to this port as
one of the crew of the wrecked bark
Peter Iredale, and who subsequently
shipped hence on the barkentine Wrest
ler, for San Francisco, unhappily fell
from the fore-top-sail yard to the
deck on the 7th of this month, and
was instantly killed. He was a native
THE THIRD WEEK OF OUR
is to be a saver for our regular customers and a trade winner for
us as we are going to keep on the good work of clearing our
store of surplus stock.
We want you all to "get into the game'
$10 and $12.50 Suits $4.35
$12.50 and $15 Suits $7.35
See those Overcoats for
Dress Shirts 65c
2 pairs 25c for regular 25c
We arc particularly proud
of our Hat specials.
See those for $1.35 and
P. A. STOKES,
SIBfllfJGTOH DRY GODDSCO.
JANUARY CLEARANCE SALE
The Greatest Bargain Event of theSeason
Delighted customers throng our aisles daily, enthu
siastic over the great bargains we are offering this
sale includes every article in the store in every de
partment will be found matchless bargains in wearing
apparel for women and children, as well as household
effects of every description.
$2.00 value Chiffon Broadcloth, all
colors; sale price, $1.38.
$1.25 value, 50-Inch Broadcloth,
ail colors; sale prlce,79c.
Value up to $1.50 novelty dress
goods elegant range of patterns,
36-inch Wool Plaids, Novelties
and solid colors, regular 60c and
65c values; sale price, 39c.
25c Dress Goods; sale price, 19c
Values up to $20.00; take your
choice, at $9.00.
HAND BAGS AND PURSES.
A large assortment at 25 per cent
Table Linens. Bed Spreads.
Blankets and Comforters.
All at special sale prices.
$12.50 Plaid Silk Petticoats
$9.00 and $10.00 Black Silk Petti
coats; sale price, $7.25,
$6.00 Taffetas, good range of col
ors; sale price, $4.98.
Furs from 98c to $10.00.
We have a very complete line of
skirts to choose from at a discount
of 1-4 to 1-2 the regular price.
FLANNELETTES AND OUTINGS.
10c and 12 c Outing Flannel,
light colors, 9c.
10c Outing Flannel, dark colors,
6c Outing Flannel, 5c.
15c English Flannelette, large as
15c and 18c Cotton Eiderdown,
45c All Wool Eiderdown, pink,
blue, tan and grey; sale prlce,25c.
Women's EOc Fine Cassimere
Women's 25c Fine Cassimere
Children's 25c Buster Brown
15c Hose for boys and girls; sale
sale price, 122c.
All our winter underwear priced
to you at wholesale cost; this means
a great saving to you. It will pay
you to buy now, for next winter,
at these prices.
of New Zealand, and the records of
the Iredale showed him to be In his
The British ship Condor completed
ner loaning or com at uie r.imuie
bunkers yesterday anil went to the
lower harbor after taking on 60 ton.
A half dozen of her men deserted her
during Tuesday night and she may
have to remain here until she accounts
for them to the Immigration ofllclals
here, under whose Jurisdiction they
Captain Anderson took the big T.
J. Potter out on a trial run up 'he
river yesterday, but found things :
unpleasant he went to the bight off
the Clatsop Mills, where he will 1."
until matters straighten themselves
out so that he may mane tne trip
home with comfort and safety.
The steamers Melville, Wenona and
Jordan, of the Call.-nder Meet, are
receiving good sound sheathing of ga!
vanlzed iron, all along their water
lines, and will soon be In reading
to face any ordinary contingency
thrust upon them by the cold snap
The steamship Aztec came down tic.'
river on Tuesday night and went to
an anchor above Tongue Point yester
dfty morning. Shifted her am-horarre
to a pulnt off the O. It. & X. pb-r N
yesterday afternoon, and will haul into
her dock this morning. !
The steamer Alliance shifted her
berth yesterday afternoon to the A. &
C. dock, and will make an effort to go
to Portland some time today, or tomorrow.
IS IT SOLD?
Rumor. Alone Responsible for th
Story of Sal of the "A. 4 C."
Morning Astoria!) to confirm or dis
count the current story of the recent
sale of the Astoria & Columbia River
Railroad, the fact is still elusive, still
Yesterday a reporter of this paper
vlsltej Vice President G. C. Fulton,
of the A. & C, who promptly duinand
ed the Astorian's authority for the re
peated allusions to Its recent sale. The
reporter at once availed himself of the
opportunity to secure something tan
gible, and admitted that vague rumor
was alone responsible for the Astor
laii's utterances, and that It would be
glad to have a reliable statement of
whatsoever sort the vice president
might be pleased to make In the prem
ises. Mr. Fulton unhesitatingly disclaimed
official or personal knowledge of mv
sale or any negotiations fur a sale an I
said this local staff here was without
a scintilla of Information on the sub
ject upon which so mar y others
seemed to rely so cntld.-ntly ; and this
was amplified later in the day by an
other protnlninet official, both dis.
clalmcrs being given iti evld'-nt sin
cerity. Thus the old, old story I" p-vamped.
spn-ad broadcast, denied, and like all
precedent t.'li-s, will die away Int..
Mr. Cleveland's famous "innocuous desuetude."
TO THE PUBLIC.
Remember this sale includes every article
in the Store
The steamship Columbia left Por'
land last night at 10 cMocK and Is hi
at the O. R. & X. pier this morning
at 6. She Is billed to leave out for'
San Francisco at l o'clock this morn - J
The government dredge V. S. I.add
and the engineers' steamer Geo. If.
Mendc.ll, have been taken around lnlo
Young's Bay for the purpose of shel
ter from the ice in the open bay.
The Portland, Astoria-Aslatlr: steam
ship Aragonla is due to arrive an
hour from Hong Kong, and Capti'n
Archie Pease la on hand to take tho
big liner up to the metropolis.
The steamer Oklahama was to hav
left out behind the Goto Maru on h '
passage down the river yesterday, but I
had not shown up at sundown. Sl'o ;
is loaded down with Astoria freight.
The steamship San Mateo left down
for the lower harbor yesterday at
noon and will take the first, oppor
tunity to slip out over the bar, or.
her way to the Bay City.
Captain N. K. Wills, of the British
Th-- supply of water coming Into C
j city being insufficient to supply the
' demand, either on account of the
waste or carelessness of consumers,
and there being a prospect of the sup
ply being entirely exhau- t"d In another
141 hours, It Is ordered ny the com-
mission that the water be turned off
from all mains In the city at 9
' o'clock tonight, Wednesday, January
16, 1S07, and remain turned off un
til 5 a. m. tomorrow (except In case
of fire). And this order will be In
force until further order of the com
mission. Therefore all interested will
take notice that the water will be
shut off every night at 9 o'clock and
turned on again at 5 a. in. next morn
ing. By order of Water Commission.
LARS BERGS VI K, Supt
Saucr Kraut fic lb.
Dill Tickles 2(c doz.
Mixed and plain Sweet Pickles lfapt.
Sour Pickles l.rtc qt.
Kancy Queen Olives i0e qt.
Manzanilla Olives JOc qt.
All Kinds of fresh Fruits'and Vegetables
U in season.
ACME GROCERY & DAIRY CO.
Milk Phone Rid 2285. Grocery Phone Main 681.
Wc have just finished putting in a NKW
DEPARTMENT for Sheet Music. Just to
the right as you enter. Wc have just re
ceived over one hundred New Titles direct
from the publishers. Many can be seen in
our show windows. Come in and have a
look. Music is easy to look over and you
can take your time.
E. A. Higgins Co.,
KITCUSNOKS TO .1. (HCIITIN
Book Music Stationery
ALL THE WORLD
is a stage and Ballard's Snow Lini
ment plays a most prominent part. It
has no superior for Rheumatism, stiff
Joints, cuts, sprains, and all pains. Buy
it, try It, and you will always use It.
Anybody who has used Ballard's Snow
Liniment Is a living proof of what It
does. Buy a trial bottle. 25c, 50c and
$1.00. Hart's drug store.
Teacher Appointed The Astoria
School Board mot In special session
WHAT IS IT YOU NEED?
Your house wired? Your door
bell fixed? or your telephone
UP-TO-DATE ELECTRICIANS, No. 222 TWELFTH 8TREET,
H. B. PARKER,
E. P. PARKER,
bark Melanope, was a business visitor j yesterday afternoon and selected as a
in Portland yesterday, on matters con
nected with his wrecked ship.
Mary Dark circles uncr the evei
indicate a sluggish circulation or t i
pid liver and kidneys. Exercise dn.ll
and take Hollister's Rocky Mountain
Tea. 'Twill do you good. 35 cenM
Tea or Tableits.
For sale by Frank Hart.
successor to Miss Todd, resigned, an
Astorian now teaching at North Yam
hill, Miss Martha Paldanlus.
Are you tired, fagged out, nervous,
sleepless, fee.' mean? Hollister's Rocky
Mountain Tea strengthens your norvet
aids digestion, brings refreshing sleep.
3.) cents, Tea or Tablets,
For sale by Frank Hart.
First Class in Every Respeot
Free Coach to the House.
Bar and Billiard Room.
Oood Check Restaurant.
Oood Sample Rooms on Qround Floor
for Commercial Men.