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THE MOKNIXG ASTOKIAN, ASTOMA, OUKGOX.
FRIDAY, JANUARY 18, 1007.
Our lage line of cut glass intended for the
Holiday trade has just arrived, being de
layed on account of the car shortage.
The celebrated H. C. Fry's, which took
Gold Medal at Lewis and ClarkFair.
Latest Designs. Special Prices.
A. V. ALLEN,
LOOKS LIKE 1 1 111 I I
Ship Subsidy Bill is Not Placed
in Hands of Representatives.
tho nutomoMlo of I'l'ltn'os l.ubomlr
ka. who belongs to an aneloitt Polish
family, with rosUl.'tiifs In (l.ilU-iu, l'o
lainl. and Tails, wont Into a ruvlno,
The princess Is said to haw suflVivd
Injury, bu; to what extent is not deil
niti'ly known. Ono ivport says sho
was mortally hurt and another that
her injuries are not serious.
UNDER MARTIAL LAW
Troops Guard Devastated Kings
ton from Lawless Theives.
RESCUE WORK ALREADY BEGUN
Estimates of Dead Run From a Hun
dred to a Thousand, With Thou
sands Injured, But Impossible
to Verify Information.
WOOL GROWERS MEET.
FAVORS THE EXISTING TIMES
Three Days' Session Begun at
Lake City Yesterday.
Fight in Merchant Marine and Fish
eries Committee Over Matter Was
Remarkable Contrary to Cus
tom Bill Was Withheld.
CHICAGO, Jan. IT. A dispatch to
the Tribune from Washington says:
"There was a distinct condition of
ferment in the House of Representa
tives yesterday because of the fact
that the members at large were de
prived wholly of information as to the
exact character of the ship subsidy
bill which was supposed to have been
reported from the committee on mer
chant marine and fisheries Tuesday
after an extraordinary fight which nec
essitated actual adjournment of the
House to permit the committee to act.
To cap the climax of the peculiar
tactics which have been adopted, the
bill as reported, was withheld from
the public printer so that it could not
be printed in time to be put in the
boxes of the members yesterday, ac
cording to the usual custom.
No member of the House had a draft
of the measure and as it had never
been formally considered in the com
niitiee and never debated, members of
the House are still in the dark.
All they know is that the bill pro-
SAT.T I.AKK CITY. Jan. 1T.-A
thousand delegates are here to attend
the forty-third annual convention of
the National Wool Growers' Associa
tion, which begins a three days' ses
sion here this morning. The attend
ance from Wyoming, Montana and
Idaho Is especially large. In the ab
sence of the nattlonal president, Sen
ator Francis C. Warren, the western
vice president. Pr. J. M. Wilson, will
preside throughout the session.
The features of today's programme
are addresses of welcome by Governor
John C. Cutler, Fi-her Harris, repre
senting the mayor, and S. H. Live, for
the Commercial club: response by
Frank J. Hagenbarth; annual address
by Vice President Wilson: address by
Thomas J. Walsh, on "Forest Reserves
from the Sheepman's Stanpolnt;" ad
dress by Gifford Pinchot, chief for
ester of the Department of Agricul
ture, on "Forest Reserves and the
In addition to the other regular
business of the meeting the delegates
will devote much time to the enjoy
ment of courtesies extended by the
people of Salt Lake. These Include
an organ recital at the tabernacle and
a reception at the Commercial Club.
vides for actual subsidy of no less than : Another Effort May Be Made to Tie
$1,000,000 in addition to $260,000 pay
able under the existing law, which will
be divided among Harriman, Hill and
Spreckels, because they already have
lines running over the routes indica
ted in the bill, and no other man could
afford to build a single steamship to
compete with them,
Up Portland Lines.
PORTLAND, Jan. 17. An under
current of feeling among certain em
ployes of the Portland Railway. Light
& Power Company indicates that an
effort may be made by thoso belong
ing to the union and thos favorable
The subsides for these three lines'40 )ts '-"mentions to tie up th sys
are certain to prove intensely uppopu- t,'rn Saturday evening, on the o'-ca-lar
in the House and the chances are i of the parade of organized labor,
they will be reported out by a comb!- to b hM un'er th direction of the
nation of Republicans and Democrats. I Portland Federated Trades Council.
They are not included in the scheme! Organizer Burton, of the Street Car
suggested by Secretary Root for steam Men's Union, refused to discuss the
ship lines to South America and the possibility of a sympathetic move
payment of this enormous annual sub-; merit, though members of the union do
sidy to them would not result, In all ' nt de"y thy are aware there are
probability, in the building of another i men ln tne service who will probably
American flag on the Pacific Ocean. ' choose Saturday night as the time for
leaving the company so their absence
PRINCESS MEETS ACCIDENT. I wi" b the most effective. When
J asked what procedure would be fol
PARIS, Jan. 17. While touring be-1 lowed in getting the men off the ears,
tween Cagnes and Antibes last night, ! as t0 tirne and place, one the strik-
! ers replied:
"Well, you don't think we'd do It
down town, where they could get
i other men to run the cars, do you?"
Do You Realize
That you need shoes for the rainy !
seaaon that has now made Its ap- '
Just Arrived for
MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN
.FALL 6TYLES, SMART DESIGNS.
That please the eye, lend comfort to
the feet and give perfect durability,
COULDN'T REACH ASTORIA.
THE BEST MADE
DR. A. REID'S CUSHIONED 8HOE8:
Fet don't ache or tire. .Investigate
tit quality and be convinced
OUR 8PECIALTY LINE
f Logger's Shoes Guarantees Satis
faction to tho Wearer Nona Better
but a Leader of All.
S. A. GIMRE
541 Bond Street, Opposite Fischer Bros.
Steamer Columbia Caught in Ice up
PORTLAND, Jan. 17. The Port-
j land and San Francisco Company's
j steamer Columbia which left here last
I night for San Francisco with fifty
passengers and eighteen hundred tons
of general cargo, Is stuck in the ice
at Warrior Point, a point In the Co
lumbia river two miles east of St.
Helen's. Her passengers are ma
rooned on the vesBel, communication
with the shore being Impossible, and
it may be several days before the
craft can be moved and the passen
gers relieved from their uncomfortable
imprisonment. The channel is narrow
at Warrior Point and ice from the
upper river has gorged until the chan
nel is filled with great hummocks of
Ice. It Is called to mind as a freak
of fortune, that the Columbia, which
kept the channel open from PortlanJ
to the sea during the last freeze up
in 1888, should be the only steel craft
tied up during the present freeze.
NKW Yl'KK. J. in. IT. -Reports of
the damage done In Kingston, Jatn.ua
by iHitlHuake and lire and as to ill,
less of life altd (lie number of injured
were still of conilictlng character today'
This N probably due to the confusion
In the stricken el'y, such as always
ensues alter a great ll-'aster. News
papermen and others who h.ive arm
ed at the telegraph station connecting
ulht Holland Hay. ail have different
Versions of the catastrophe and the loss
of life. The statements as to the l it
ter must necessary, be largely con
jectural until a search of the ruins his
been made and this must , take some
KsUmate of the number of dead
vary from I no to l.im" while the num
ber of Injured may run Into several
thousand. The report from St. Thomas
that 90.000 were Injured. Is on Its face,
an exaggeration as the popul.ttl'n of
Kingston did not greatly exceed sixty
thousand. According to latest ad ices
the city was not destroyed, but nearly
every building In the place sustained
some damage. Practically the entire
business section however, was mined
by the quakes or by tire.
w hen the nrst great shiw k cam"
Monday afternoon, many buildings all
over tho town collapsed, burying hund
red of persons In the debris. Of
these many were killed, but the great
er part were Injured and most "f them
were rescued. The schock was follow
ed by lighter tremors and then lire
started in the ruins along the water
front. The flames spread rapidly as
the water pipes had been broken find
there was nothing with which to fight
the flames.. A strong wind was blow
ing and this helped to spread the Mam
cs. The (Ire raged until an early hour
Tuesday when luckily the wind
changed and the fire, having nothing
further to feed on, burned itself out.
All the buildings along Duke, Port Ro
yal, King and East Streets were wiped
out by the flames. The advices re
ceived here Indicate that order was
soon restored In the city so that the
work of rescue could be begun. The
two regiments of soldiers stationed in
th city were (ailed on to do police!
duty and they seem to have perfi'rmed
this du'y well. The banks and oth
places where valuables are stored
were quickly guarded. There hav
been some reports of looting, but lit
advices say this was confined chiefly
to petty thieving anil even this was
speedl ly su ppressed.
The rescue work was undertaken
under the direction of the soldiery and
the municipal authorities. The gen
ral hospital which was not seriously-
damaged was soon filled with hund
reus or tne injured, as were severa
temporary hospitals. When those pla
ces were tilled, others Injured were
taken out to boats In the harbor.
A camp for refugees was located on
the race track and there several thous
and negroes are now sheltered. Thou
sands or others are honi' leys and are
camping ln the surrounding country,
Hotels, banks, churches, and oftlo
buildings are, without exception, lev
elled In wreckage and ruins.
The treasury was damaged but Is
still standing. The city prison was
destroyed, but none of the prisoners
were Injured and none escaped. Tho
port Royal battery was wrecked and
two artillerymen there were killed.
The people had a premonition of
the coming disaster In the shape of a
violent windstorm. Their fears were
roused and many rushed from their
This undoubtedly saved the lives of
many people as they were still in the
streets when the earthquake came,
This is especially true of the whites
and accounts for the small loss of life
among them. The loss of life was
largest In the poorer sections of the
city, so that most of the victims are
Besides Sir James Fergusan, the
most conspicuous white men killed
were Captains Constantine and Young
of the Royal Mall steamship service.
Other whites killed Include Major
Hardeman, Dr. Olbbs Varley, Dr. Men
der, Dr. Robertson and wife, Miss
Lockett, B. Varley, J. W. M. Bailey,
and four members ,,r family named;
I l Ingstone, tubers ,,, iepoife.1 ,
inl-stug. and aie bclleed In be dead.!
A meat evodus to the hills Is repoi I '
e l, as the people feared a lecillicuee
cf tho l returns. Medical supplies are1
the i hlef need at pie .lit , and there s
a dearth of doctors, Volunteer nurses
.lie plentiful, j
It Is stated that there U no Itmno. '
dlate danger of a serious food fam
ine. Fruit Is plentiful nod surround- '
lug towns have already begun to send
In food. '
The w ot k of burying the dead w is
begun Immediately, a nocess.uy pro.
ccellng In a tropical climate, Many
bodies hae been burled without l,ien-
tlllcallon. Hcoies of bodies ule null '
In (he ruins and from a sanitary point 1
of view this causes iilatm. KtToits to
recover the bodies are going on all
While there s Uei-iss.ll'lly meat I nil-
fusion, the panic Itself Is ever. The
city Is praetlcilly under martial law.
V late dispatch received here today
sta'.ei that ill bodies mr already
n buried. It also reports Ihe de
struction of the Insane asylum and
says hundreds of lunatics escaped and
ire roaming at large
Thousands of homeless people, this
!l-"Pati'h says, are sleeping In the
streets and parks, their principal food
cing bananas. If rain should fill
lie MifTetlng Is aui'f to be Ki.it.
The damage eiilsl.l,. of King-don is
ported as not being gie.it. Trains
ire running to I.licln ll, Id. Tori An-
o Is reported ll'tle damaged arid
Spanish '1 ou n (lie same,
The Old Stove Man
Has been hunting around for a year or more to find a line of
as good or better than the kind he eold here twenty years ago (some
of the are beginning to wear out). He thinks he has found the
lino. He will show them to you If you will eall at the store of
W. C. LAWS & CO.
Plumbers and Steam Fitters,
TO INCREASE POWER,
WASHINGTON, Jan. 17. Congress
wll be asked by President Komi, . It
'O give the Interstate I'ommcice i'.oii
mlssloti Iticfeas, d poweis to enable
that body to deal with such emergen.
, les as the car shortage question. The
commission has submitted to th
President Its preliminary repot t ,,n
the Investigations made by smite of
Its ni'-inbers In the Northwest In this
matter, and it will submit recommen
dations s"on. When thes are ready,
the President will prepare u special
message to Congress, urging the nec
essary legislation. The President made
this announcement today at a con
ference with Messrs. Kitapp, Clem- '
cuts, Harland and Clarke of the In
terstate Commerce Commission, and
four members of the National Hot Ip
rocal Demurrage Convention, tcceiitlyj
held at Chicago. They Include among
others, George II. Kno-i n, of j.
The President took a de.q, inf r. t
in the appeal presented to hliti by
Ihe demurrage rcpre "i-ntatlvi-i, asking
that the Interstate 'ominciee Com
mission's powers be ampllfb',) (,, In-
elude the ar shortage ones: Ion. and
ttlng out lb,, serious condition re
sulting from the pre--, -lit situation. The
Interstate Comitc n fomniMoiiers
illiotlli (ally say iliejr recoiinm-iida! ,ons
to the President will include some form
of reciprocal .iemuiiage ,.o that a i ar
tier may ! penal!..-, for delay In
moving as well as eons gne,. f,,r delay
In unloading, and probably some sug
gestions for Interchange of cars by
the railroads to meet the extraordinary '
demands. One of the demurrage rop-
resentatlves told the President that
because of u dispute between the'
railroads and consignees l.,oa car-
loads of coal were held at Mlnnoapo-
lis and several hundred at Chicago, i
The President directed the Interstate,
Commerce Commission to Investigate
MAKES OLD THINGS NEW
v ear v 1 1 vr-iiL " i
EMiild Unttr U n wnihU-rl It will make the
whole interinrof yotirhoti-.c Mittic: like new,
m.ikifio; ri-fijiit.liitt trrc-V!irni?.liiiifiitirc-ly
uinirivs.s:try. i h tl(,t a varnish, hut it
stuf.u'c f-xnl ntnl cltam r, IdiiMisio; tip the
original finish nm! nuking it brighter than
ever. It is njijilied with a j-itvc of cheese
cloth unit no c.erieii e is nivessary. Xo
drying to wait for. Heiimve till m ratchet,
stains, dirt, dullness;. It can lx. rtjijilicd
t any finish with U-ucfk-i.d results. Nat
lira! wikkI, as well an any color of paint, will
k- kttvrfortm application of Liquid Veneer.
Liquid l)cnr will improve? even the most
l-eatitifitl furniture. It will take thatMtiokv
look from the Piano and other Mahogany, and is highly U uc
fkial to Golden Oak, White Kii.um l.Gilt, Silver an! other finishe.
Liquid UtMCr sells at 50 cents a Is.ttle, and a ldtle is enough to
renovate the ordinary home. Try it and you will nlways Luy it.
"waio Cln t ?;
B. F. AILEN 8 SON IB
C. F. WISE, Prop.
Choice Win.t, Llquori Marchanta Lunch From
and Clgari 11:30 a. m. to i:jo p ja.
Hot Lunch at ail Hour a s Onta
Corner Elerent h and Commercial
SCOW BAY IRON & BRASS IfOBB
IRON AND BRASS FOUNDERS LAND AND MARINE ENGINEERS
Prompt HttetitiiMi'elvin 1(1,1, repair work
Up to lint Hnw Mill Muililnenl
INIIi and Franklin Ave.
Tel. Miiln '2 mi
CASTOR I A
For Infants and Children.
The Kind Yen m Always Bought
Sherman Transter Co.
UENKY HIIKKMAN, Manager
Hnik, CarTlnKM-naflgafre Checked and Trannferre.1 Trucki ard Furniture
Wagont Planoi Moved, Itoxed and Shipped.
433 Commercial Street;
Main Phone 121
Our Doors Are Open
n f Wc
..x. .v. uunjwunj; your patronage auci
will appreciate it.
We will do business on the basis of
"A Dollar in Value for a Dollar in Cash."
We offer nothing but the best and genuine
Liquors and Wines
Our reputation going with the goods as they are sold.
Drop in and look over the stock we are handling.
We dispose of our wares only in bulk, bottle and
package. A wholesale li
w v nuuikpaii,
American - Importing - Co.
Successors to Foard & Stokes, 589 Commercial Street, Phone Main 1883.,