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THE MORNING ASTOIUAN, ASTORIA. OREGON,
THURSDAY, AUGUST J0
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TRYING TO AVOID
ALONG THE DOCKS
ALESIA DUE IN ON SUNDAY
NEXT-TATOOSH MAKES FU
TILE RUN UP COAST -HAM-MAND
RAFT DOWN NOTES.
Yesterday the North Head people
wired into the city that the bar pilot
oat Pulitzer has hoisted her "Y. P."
aags, which means "a tug wanted at
once," and in obedience to the call,
Captain Charles Bailey went outward
with the Tatoosh to serve in the
case. He found that passing steam
schooner had left word with the pilots
on the Pulitzer that there was a
square rigger well inshore at
anchor about 12 miles up the coast,
and the Tatoosh swung up that way
for that distance in hope of rendering
aid if it was needed but could find no
trace of the vessel thus reported,
which must have caught a saving
wind and hauled off. the tat re
turned to port.
The river tow-boats Sarah dixon
and M. F. Henderson arrived down
yesterday afternoon with a huge sea
raft belonging to the Hammond Lum
ber Company, and took it to an an
chorage in the lower harbor, where
she will be picked up this morning by
the Hammond steamer Geo. W. Fen
wick, which left Gray's Harbor yes
terday morning for this port and this
tow, which she will take on to San
Pedro, after discharging her big lum
ber cargo at San Francisco.
The Portland-Asiatic steamship
Alesia is now in San Francisco and is
due in this port on Sunday next. All
these vessels are discharging cargo at
the Bay City these days, much to the
chagrin of Portland, which is their
charter port under ordinary circum
stances, and it does not look just
It was reported here yesterday
that one of the Samson's big rock
barges had broken loose in the night,
Good tea and tea are
quite different, both grow
on the same bush.
Mr tracer returns rear money If roe
Vt tcUlliai ' BmI: wi pa hia.
from the jetty docks and was flirting'
around the bar waters. If true, the
vagrant must have been rounded up,
for the Samson had her complement
of tows when she went up to the
quarries last night.
The valient little "pup", the Delia,
arrived in yesterday from the lower
coast with her usual load of cheese.
Captain Bob Jones has a line new
whale story which it is said he tells
the same way twice, without varia
tion, so there must be some solid
fact about it.
The steamer Alliance, the old re
liable, entered port from Coos Bay
yesterday, with plenty of business in
her cabins and hold, and went on to
the metropolis after a short stay at
the Callender pier.
The steamer Breakwater arrived
down during the night from Portland,
en route to Coos Bay points and will
leave out this morning, from the O.
R. & N. piers.
The Union line oil tank steamer
Argyle came down the river yester
day and went to sea and the Califor
nia coast without any delay here.
The Spencer came down yesterday
with a bunch of freight and quite a
passenger list; returning up the river
with 33 people from this city.
The British tramp steamship Brae
mount is due in this port at any hour
from San Francisco. She comes after
a lumber cargo destined foreign.
The steamer Sue H. Elmore enter
ed port yesterday afternoon from
Tillamook waters, with a good load
and a number of passengers.
The steamer J. MarhofTer is re
ported to be due here today sometime
for a cargo of lumber.
MATTER OF PATCH OF SLID
ING GROUND ON IRVING
AVENUE IMPROVEMENT IS A
The members Beaver Lodge
No. 35, I. 0. O. F., are re
quested to attend a regu
lar meeting to be held this (Thurs-
day) evening at 8 o'clock. First de
gree. Visitors welcome.
OLOF ANDERSON, Secretary.
During the months of August and
September the Ilwaco R. R. Co. will
sell round trip tickets daily from all
points on North (Long) Beach to all
points on Clatsop Beach at rate of
$1.75. Return limit thirty days.
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ED STOCK IN THE CITY
We are receiving express shipments daily from New
York with latest novelties in Ladies', Misses' and Chil
Cloaks, Skirts, Suits,
Whether buying or not call at the store and we shall be
pleased to show you what smartly dressed ladies are
wearing this season. We still 'have a few Summer Suits
which are being sold at Astonishingly Low Prices.
The Sensational Directoire Gown, Improved Style, now
li Jaloffs, The Style Store
537 Commercial Street
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That the city authorities are find
ing themselves in a serious dilemma
over the question of the patch of
sliding ami subsiding ground in the
Irving street improvement seems to
be admitted from several sources.
If the work on the improvements
were to be stopped now, it is feared
that certain ones within the assess
ment district would endeavor to free
themselves from liability under their
That is one horn of the dilemma
that presents itself.
On the other hand, if the work is
continued with, and accepted, it is
taken as almost a foregone conclu
sion that it would only be a matter
of avs or weeks before the street
would be impassible; and the ques
tion naturally arises: can the property
owners be compelled to pay for work
that they and others knew in advance
would turn out to be merely so much
botch work. That is the other horn
of the dilemma.
Either way the situation seems to
point to, possible litigation. If the
work is continued as at present, and
accepted as soon as the thorough
fare can bemade to retain even a
semblance of completeness, that
would leave the property owner to
bear the burden of an unfinished job.
On the other hand, if the work be
given a pause now, and some new
contract made, can the property
owners within the assessment dis
trict still be held liable for the work
that has already been done.
Just how serious the situation is
may be guessed from the fact as
fact it apparently is that E. A.
Girding, the constractor, who is
working further along on Irving ave
nue to the west, and is disposing ol
a lot of earth, has already been haul-f
ing dirt for seven weeks and putting
it on the place that sinks. Yesterday
it was said at the city hall that Mr.
Girding's seven weeks' work has not
filled up the place a foot. It sinks as
fast as tilling up.
Down near the water front there
iwas a small barn, or shed. The mov
ing earth, with the action of a ter
minal moraine, started to carry this
shed along towards the water. !
tree stood there, also having a move
ment, albeit slower. The shed
struck the tree, and one side of the
shed was lierally torn off. This
happened with the past week.
The article in The Astoria yester j
day in relation to the matter attract
ed much attention and also caused
some of the wiseacres to suggest
plans for handling the sliding hill.
The plan of building deep concrete
foundations, sunk right into the soap-
stone foundation, is suggested. An
other plan is to explode dynamite, or
nitro glycerine, down in the soap
stone foundation, thus- breaking up
the smooth and slippery surface.
City Attorney Abercrombie, when
seen by a representative of the -Astorian,
suggested a plan which would
apparently solve the problem of
avoiding litigation and at the same
time of allowing a cessation in the
work to the end that some plan for
stopping the subsidence may be
found, if it be possible to find a plan.
Mr. Abercrombie's idea is to simply
continue Mr. Goodin's contract for
six months or a year, to allow ample
time to study the situation, and then
to impose another assessment dis
trict right over the present one, or
over a portion of the present one.
This plan would not permit any to
escape from their present liability
under the existing assessment and
would at the same time permit a new
assessment for additional expenses,
if found necessary.
The sliding or subsiding place is
between Eighteenth and Nineteenth
streets, and is not many feet in
width., On both sides of this the
earth is perfectly solid. Of course
there is no blame to be attached to
anyone, not to the contractor, or to
the city officials. It is simply a con
dition, and a vexatious one, that has
arisen to confront them. Naturally
Contractor Goodin wishes to come out
whole on the matter, and just as na
turally the property owners wish to
conserve their rights as best they
the purpose of making it clear that
the sliding land is not near his place.
His land is over n block nway from
the little spot that sinks.
RECOVERS HIS SIGHT.
Nearly Ninety, And Now Sees After
NEW YORK, Aug. 12.-Kphiiaui
Baylis, regained his sight partially on
his eighty-ninth birthday after hav
ing been totally blind for tea years.
Mr. llaylis, who lives in Jamaica, has
prayed constantly that sight might be
restored to him, and he says, has nev
er lost faith that his prayers would be
answered. To test his renewed pow
er of vision his daughter, Ella Bay
lis handed the family bible to him. "A
birthday gift from Heaven," cried the
old gentleman joyously. "I can read
the words, 'family bible,' on the cov
er. Mr. Baylis suffered a stroke
apoplexy ten years ago. " While he
was ill cataracts formed on his eyes
and he became stone blind. His fam
ily physicians called specialist on the
eye in consultation. Nothing could be
done for the blind man, they said
Nor is the partial restoration of h
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cycsignt explained. Air. llaylis saic
he rubbed his eyes very hard
Thursday, a sharp pain darted
through his right eye, which he en
dured for half an hour. Then he could
see dimly. He cannot read fine
print, but deciphers coarse print and
ngnres on calendars ana recognize
his friends' faces.
WICKERSHAM WINS OUT.
Alaska Returns go Strongly Against
SEATTLE, Aug. 12.-Up to a lat
hour this morning the returns from
Alaska give James Wickersham, for
merly judge of the third judicial di
vision of that territory, a big major
ity. The fight was on the lines of tcr
ritorial government and the fact that
Wickersham is the bitterest political
enemy that Governor Hoggatt has in
dicates that for the second time the
people of Alaska have recorded them
selves against Hoggatt, who while an
appointed officer, has constantly in
terfered with the work of the delegate
in congress in seeking home rule,
Wickersham has carried every town
heard from so far and this includes
Wrangle, Ketchikan, Juneau, Skag
way, Douglas, Valdez and Fair
banks, in the latter place get
ting a bin majority over all other
Reports which are coming indicate
that he will win out by over a thou
FOR GOLF CHAMPIONSHIP.
Henry M. D'Elia, who resides at'
381 Twentieth street,- called at the
office of The Astorian yesterday for
National Tournament Will be Held
Near New York.
NEW YORK, Aug. 12,-Thc pro
gram lor tne win annual amateur
championship tournament of the
country given out last night by W, F,
Morgan, secretary of the United
States Golf Association, presents sev
cral departures in conditions. The
blue ribbon event of American golf
will be held over the links of the
Garden City Golf Club, September 14
to 19. This makes a solid week of
competition and it is the only tourna
ment in the country that will re
quire six days to run off. The con
ditions will interest devotees of the
game chiefly for their novelty. On
Monday the first day, there will be
an 18-hole medal round, 64 players to
qualify. Tuesday morning there will
be another 18 holes of medal play,
and the 32 contestants having the best
score for the 36 holes will qualify for
the championship. t
Match olav will begin that same
afternoon with a round of 18 holes,
but the next four days' matches will
consist of 36 holes. This provision
for all day matches in every round
save the first approaches nearer the
ideal system or rather the system fa
vored and regarded as the I'est by a
majority of the country's leading
We have a complete Stock of
Fruit Jars ,
Jelly Glasses .
Jar Tops and Rubbers
Our Prices Are Right
Acme Grocer y Co.
HIGH GRADE OROCERIE8
521 COMMERCIAL STREET 1
AROUND THE HORN
Steamer Acme Arrives in New
York From Portland
HAD DANGEROUS VOYAGE
For Seven Days the Vessel Rode a
Terrific Sea Practically on Her
Beam Ends Wat Thirteen Days
Getting Around the Horn.
NEW YORK, Aug. 12.-Dcep lad
en with Oregon pine, the four masted
steel bark Acme, an American ship
with an American crew, is anchored
within the grateful shelter of Staten
sland. She arrived there yesterday
after a voyage of 111 days from Port
land, Ore. The trip was replete with
incidents. The stirring time for
those on board really began on the
trip from Kobe, Japan, to Portland,
where she went to load for this port.
For seven days the vessel rode a
terrific sea practically on her beam
ends, with her crew working like mad
between decks shifting ballast to bring
he Acme back to an even keel. So
far over did she go that her main and
lower topsail yardarns dragged in the
sea. Captain A. F. McKay was ob
liged to have the crew chop away the
stand rigging to the fore, main, and
mizzen topgallant masts with their
The Acme s time in making the
trip from the Pacilk.said Captain Mc
Kay, might be marked by moons for
they sailed under five full moons on
the way around.
"Thirteen days were spent rounding
the Horn. The extremity of South
America was hidden all this time lin
er a dense fog."
The Acme is one of the biggest
sailing vessels under the American
ag. Her crew is American, many of
them having gone to San Francisco
to help rebuild that city.
ped to get east.
LADY MANICURIST ENOAGEJ.
"The Modern," A. E. Petersen'
beautiful tonsorial establishment, hat
been further modernized by the per
manent engagement of a highly train
ed young lady manicurist, who will
also serve the house cashier.
If you want a good load of fir wood
or box wood ring up KELLY tht
Tht man who keeps the
Phone Main 2191 Barn, Cor, 12th
New Grocery Store.
Try our own mixture of coffee tht
J. P. B. Fresh fruit and vegetables.
Badollet & Co., grocers. Phone Main
New Business Venture,
Mr. E. G. Gunall has opened boot
and shoe repairing establishment in
the building at the corner of Eighth
nd Commercial streets, formerly oc
cupied by N. Akerman. Your patron
age is respectfully solicited. Open
Society Founded In New York For
RECEIVERS FOR PILLSBURY'S
MINNEAPOLIS, Aug. 12.-On ap
plication of receivers for the Pills-
bury-Washburn Flour Mills Compa
ny, limited, Judge Purdy in the Uni
ted States Circuit Court yesterday ap
Charles Amsden and Henry F. Doug
las receivers for the Minneapolis and
Northern Elevator Company, a sub
The Minneapolis and Northern El
evator Com. operates the one hun
dred elevators in Minnesota and North
Dakota, which supply the ,Pillsbury
Washburn flour mills with grain.
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NEW YORK, Aug. 12-As a result
f the recent "developments in Turkey,
number of prominent Syrians inclti-
ling the editors of all the Syrian pa
pers in Mew York, met recently in
he apartments of Nakle Motitran
Pasha at the T'laza hotel, and at Mou-
tran Pasha's invitation, pledged them-
Ivcs to espouse (he cause of reform
the Ottoman empire, When the
conference was ended every Syrian
ditor in this ciy had signed an ag
reement to work for reform in Tur
key and the conferees had formed
the nucleus of a society which will
elude Arabic speaking people
from all over the world. This
society will be known as the Syrian
Ottoman Union Society. Its head
quarters will be in New York, but
there will be branches in Canada,
Mexico, Brazil and other South Am
erican countries, Egypt, Syria, and
most European countries. The Sy
rian Ottoman Union Society will
probably in time supersede the
young Turks, whose headquarters for
years has been in Paris, but at pres
ent the new organization will aim
only to work in complete sympathy
with those who have accomplished
the restoration of the constitution in
Nakle (Moutran Pasha, founder of
the new society is a wealthy man of
noble blood who for 17 years was the
moving spirit among the young
Turks in Paris.
The Clean Man.
The man who delights in personal
cleanliness, and enjoys his shave,
shampoo, haircut, and bath, in As
toria, always goes to the Occident
barber shop for these things and
gets them at their best.
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60 cents per month, delivered by
Sunday Excursion to Long Beach.
Steamer Nahcotta leaves 0. R. &
N. dock at 6:45 a. m. daily. Round
trip fare to any point on North
(Long) Beach, $1.00, Sunday's only
The very best board to be obtained
in the city is at "The Occident
Hotel,' Rates very reasonable.
One of the coziest and most popu
lar resorts in the city is the Commer
cial. A new billiard room, a pleasant
sitting room and handsome fixtures
all go to make an agreeable meeting
place for gentlemen, there to discuss
the topics of the day, play a game of
billiards and enjoy the fine refresh
ments served there. The best of
goods are only handled, and this fact
being so well known, a large business
is done at the Commercial, on Com
mercial street, near Eleventh.
The Palace Restaurant
An phase of hunger can be .daintily
gratified at any hour of the day or
night at the Palace Restaurant. The
kitchen and dining room service are
of the positive best. Private dining
looms for ladies. One call inspires
regular custom. Try it. Commercial
street, opposite Page building. '
Motitran Pasha is here on a politi
cal as well as a sight-seeing trip.
Twelve shares Northern Oyster
companies stock, one hundred and
thirty dollars (130) per share. Apply
Imperial Restaurant. 8-9-tf.
The gentleman that was seen taking
the ladies' silk umbrella from the
court house yesterday had better re
turn same to the Astorian office and
save himself further trouble.
CABLE FROM ROOSEVELT.
AUCKLAND, N. Z Aug. 12.-The
governor of New Zealand, Lord Plun-,
kitt has received a cable message from
Prsident Roosevelt. The contents of
the mesage have not yet been made