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WEDNESDAY. NOVEMBER 10. 18S7
Rules on going security, and en
dorsing notes are going around. They
aro long and very good, of the kind.
But here's one rule that is not in
the list, "Don't"
The bar tug service appears to he
at present run "for revenue only."
Under former management such serv
ice as that rendered by the Donald to
the Ecclefechan had been rendered
without charge or expectation of re
ward, or if charge -were made, the
amount was moderate and reasonable.
The effect is detrimental to the com
merce of the Columbia.
It is not clear to The Astobian
what possible good can result from
the chawing and complaining of
southern Oregon papers over the late
constitutional amendments election in
this state. The amendments were
proposed, were argued, were voted on
by the people, were defeated, and
that's all there is or ought to be to it.
The future can probably take caro of
itself. It generally does.
The death of Halloran in King
county, W. T., makes necessary the
election of another representative to
the territorial legislature. Woman
suffrage is the issue in the special
election, the Republican candidate
being opposed to woman suffrage and
the advocates of that idea having
concentrated on the opposition can
didate as their standard bearer.
Recent events in this state have
shaken the faith of some former
zealous advocates of woman suffrage
who look upon the present contest
The United States fish commis
sioner's steamer Albatross leaves
"Washington to-day for San Francisco
to devote two or three years to the
fisheries of this north Pacific coast
This is commendable, and the results
of the trip will, doubtless, be benefi
oiaL But the professors who will ac
company the expedition must have
some funny notions about our Pacific
coast fishermen. One of them, Prof.
Lee, in stating the intentions of the
party, says, among other things, that
he will post the fishermen on the Pa
cific slopo on the use of the gill net
It may be that the professor can give
the Columbia river fishermen some
points about gill nets and how to use
them, but wo doubt it He may in
the quiet recesses of his study have
dropped on some improved way of
handling a gill net, but, somehow, wc
have the idea, that when Prof. Lee"
gets here he will change his ideas on
INTERESTING ILWACO ITEMS.
Ilwaco, Nov. 15.
Heavy, weather, of late the tele
phone wire between here and the
weather beach is down and broken
in some places. In time some of the
telegraph poles planted during the
winter of '82-3 between Ft. Canby and
Scarborough head to connect the
wire with the river cable to Fort
Stevens have become rotten and
broken close to the ground surface in
last Friday's gale.
Herman Ogden and wife came down
from Harrington point in a fishing
boat having in tow a large pound net
boat containing their household
effects and two trap nets belonging
to J. E. Graham of this place. Of!
McGowan's the gale struck them
carrying away rudder, broke main
boom and parting the tow line. Thp
pound boat soon filled and sunk, but
Ogdan managed to repair damaged
to the fishing boat and reach here
The Washington territory board of
pilot commissioners held a meeting
on Saturday, the 12th inst, and
granted a renewal of bar branches to
pilots M. D. Staples, J. H. Harriman,
and L. S. Staples.
At the school election, same day.
B. A. Seaborg was re-eleoted school
director, and F. S. Bate3 district
Miss Inez Stont and MissC.Brodie
are visiting here.
The Ilwaco Hook & Ladder Co. will
give their first annual ball on
Thanksgiving night, the 24th icst
All of our citizens will help to make
this ball an agreeable success, as the
object in view is to raise funds for a
fire bell. Several of our firemen
served their time in Astoria com
panies and extend cordial invitations
to their friends in oour city.
Worked For All There Is In It.
On September 30 last, the British
ship Ecclefechan was taken in tow at
Astoria by the steamboat Ocklahama
for this city. By some slight acci
dent the latter's steam ran down and
the ship, which was in ballast, went
on the sands off the O. B. & N. wharf.
The tug Donald pulled her off in a
few moments and now wants $5,000
for the work. Capt. Dow an
swers that his ship was in
no danger and that the tag did not
do service to the value of 5,000. In
order to avoid trouble, more than for
any other reason, he tendered S500.
The service was certainly a light one,
bnt, as the tug business is now being
worked for all there is in it, the prob
abilities are that before the winter is
over the courts will have plenty of
business. Outside people own the
tugs now at work and care little for
the port except as it can be made to
pay well Oregonian, 15.
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A 00MPESSI0N BY MARPLE.
Story of tho Uurder of Uorker as Told
To a Fellov7 Prisoner.
He States that His Mother and His "Wife
Were Implicated in the Crirac Oilier
Murders in which He took a Hand.
LiAkayktti:, Or., Xov. 14. fo-day
Wm. H. Hess, a prisoner confined in the
cninty jail made public a confession
which Marple, the murderer, made to
him last Thursday, the 10th instant.
Hess made affidavit to the statements
before the county clerk. Following is
a verbatim copy of what I less tcMfiedte:
Statement ot Richard E. .Marple in
regard to the murder of P. I. Corker to
Win. lleury Hess the day before Marple
I was in jail with Marple soui" three
or four weeks before he was executed.
TTr nlwavs told about the sain story
about fiie murder, and in substance that
it was Eastman and Chirk and quite a
number of the citi7.ens of Lafaj ette, to
gether with the Mason, that committed
the murder, till the day before he mi
hanged, at which time 1 said to him that
I did not believe these statements he
had been making to me about these men
murdering Corker and that the time was
near at hand for his execution, and I
would like to know all about it. I'licn,
after hesitating a moment, he aid if 1
would enter into a vow to never tell ar.j
one in case he was reprieved, and that I
would not tell any one till after he was
executed, in case he should be executed,
hetvould tell me the .straight of it. I
look all the vows he requested me to
take. Then he told me he had eome to
actual want, and having knowledge
that Corker had money, he proceeded to
make these plans for nibbing him:
Said his mother was intimate with Mr.
Corker and had visited him privaieh ;
that on the night of the murder hi,
mother was in .Mr. Corker's
hftdronm when he was muidered and
drugged him: that himself and mother
and wife had lauceu over inu roouery
before that niiht. and that they did not
intend to murder him, but to rob him;
-.aid he had studied medicine ana Knew
the effects of drugs.
Alter waiting long enough for I In1
ilriifr friven hv Iris inoihc to take elfect.
ue went to me uoor 10 gei in. urn. umuu
""-.-,-.' , ... . . . . .... r 1
it fastened. Then went. around uy ine
side of the house and eiept through the
window, and after he got in fr. Corker
was in an uneasy stupor. Then his
mother suggested that if they robbed
him he might wake up anil then she
would be, arrested for the robber'.
Then he advanced the idea that they
rt-ould kill him and fire the building.
His mother then took the ax, which they
got out of the store, and struck him a
glancing blow with the pole or back of
the axon the foiehead. which brought
him out of his stupor into a struggling
position. Then he (Mirple) gatheied
the ax out of the old lailj's hand and
commenced cutting him with the edge.
But as he lay in a wr-uig position for a
left-handed man. it was some time be
fore ho got a satisfactory b ow in on
him. But finally he gave him a center
olow which brought him d ad. afler
which they obtained the money, 20tj.7:".
which was to be divid d, one-half to his
mother and one-half Vj him. His mother
a)ok the money.
After he was murdered lhe straight
ened him out in a position as though
the minder had be n committed uy tin;
Masonic order. After the murder they
shought they Ilea: da noise on the out
ride, and then Marple helped h:s mather
mt of tiie building and then he went
ut, and him&elf and mother returned
home -as tast as they oould. Said the
muider was committed between 9 and
10 o'clock in the efcning. lie iid Cor
er was -i man who occasionally took a
drink, and in that way his mother
Irugged him. That his mother had
icted a hog, and had not given his wife
one-half the money. Said he had in
tended to leave town that night after the
murder, to throw suspicion off from
him, but found his wife in such a state
of health that he did ne: think it safe to
I said something to him about it being
such a horrible thing to kill a man in
that way for money. lie said that in
case of actual want it was nothing more
to kill a man than to kill a hog. He
told me that he. helped to ki:l au old
!adv at Oregon City; 1 think the name
was Hager. Said she was killed with a
hatchet; that she was a perfect tiger,
and fought desperately. That the fir-t
one that tackled her she got the bet of,
md that he (Marple) caught tiie hatchet
md struck her and she pushed him
back and the hatchet was dropped, and
the third man caught it and dealt her a
fatal blow and finished her: said one of
'he men lost his shirt collar in the
-.truggle: that they did not get much
money; that he was wearing a ring that
he got from Mrs. Hager. and that he
took it off her finger after she was
killed; that they had heard that she
had got a check for a considerable
itnount of money and supposed sue had
the money, but they could not find it.
Said he was one of the parlies that
helped to kill a French woman in Port
land that they got quite a sum of money ;
:hatshe was killed by being chopped to
death; that there were four persons con
nected with it three inside that done
the worK and one. outside watching.
He said that he had manufactured the
story implicating the sherill and other
citizens of Lafayette, and the Masons,
with the murder of Corker to throw the
suspicion offj from himself, and to get
even on those who had been active in
convicting him. That he had written
ut this story and committed it to mem
ory, so he could tell it jut alike every
time. That they thought him a fool but
they wero badly left on that That he
had an extraordinary memory. If lie
was reprieved I was never to mention
this. He did not want me to ever men
tion anything about his mother being
connected with this murder. He said
he reason he implicated T.J.Harris,
the sheriff, was because he had been
overhearing to him in jail and had not
treated him right, and he wanted to kill
him in the eyes of the people. At the
time I was talking to him I was in the
north corridor of the Jail alone, and he
was in his cell and the other prisoners
were in the south corridor. The con
versation was interrupted hv the other
nrisoners coming around to" where we
were. 1 did not have time to get a full
statement from him, as we could only
alk when the other prisoners were on
the other sid- of the cells. We had to
talk in a low voice, to keep the other
prisoners from hearing us. I had no op
portunity to talk with Marple after tint
time on Thursday. 1 knew nothin"
about these things except what he told
me. Marple also told me that his mother
would have given the whole thing away
if she had been kept in prison :i week
longer. lie said that the man that was
tried and convicted of the mirder of o u
Mrs. Hager.andnow in the penitentiary
hnd nothing to do with the munW of
Mrs. Hager. He said he :saw Chirk talk
ing to Mrs. Corker and he thought it was
about money. That he o.zetl Clark
what they were talking ab mt. but lie
gave him a bluff answer. That Clark
had done all he could t convict him
andiie wanted to get even with him.
STATE OF OREGON )
Counts ofYamium... f
I, William H. Hess, being duly sworn
depose and say that the above statement
is a true and correct statement of the
substance of the conversation between
myself and K. E. 3farplo the lav before
he was executed in relation to the mur
der of D. I. Corker. WM. 1 1. HESS.
.Subset ibed and sworn to before me
thN I-Jth dav of November. 1887.
i:ko. w. imiEDWEi.i..
.1. N. Knowles Wants 83.000.
J. N. Knowles has libeled the British
bark Ecclefechan for a claim of S5,
000. The libellant is the master of
the tug Donald, and alleges that ho
pnlled the Ecclefechan off the sands in
the Columbia river, opposite Astoria,
where she had gono aground, and
asserts that the service thus ren
dered was of the reasonable value of
John Dow master of the Eccle
fechan, replies to the libel at consider
able length. He declares the ship,
when on the sand3, was in no danger,
and not in need of any aid from the
tug; that the services of the latter
were in no way sought by him, but
were requested by the captain of the
Ocldahama, which had tho Eccle-
fechan in tow at the time she
grounded. He further says that the
Donald was not at work more than
fifteen minutes, and the services
rendered were not worth more than
S50. He had, however, without prej
udice to his rights, offered Capt.
Kuowles $500, which had beou re
fused. The Ecclefechan is now lying
at Astoria, under arrest and in the
custody of the United States marshal.
A Sunnj' Itoom
With the comforts of a home, library,
etc. Apply at Holden House.
Tea, Tea, Tea.
Fine Oolongs, Choice Gunpowder and
Imperial, Fresh Xo 1 English Break
fast, Common Fancy Garden, and Ex
tra Choice Japan, Extra New Crop
Young Hyson Teas, etc., etc. The finest
of blends prepared at
Thompson' & Ross.'
Siveet Apple Cider
At the Astoria Soda Works.
Oyslcrs In Every Sljrle
At the Central Restaurant, next to
Foard & Stokes'.
Real Estate Transfers.
A. ZVr. Twombly and wife to J. P.
Ross, 320 acres, sees. 20 and 21, T. 8,
N., R. 8, W.; $1,250.
C. R. Thomson to Lottie Goodell,
lots 3 and 4, block 54, McClnre's As
Juo. W. Welch and wife to W. S.
Kinnev, lot 11. fractional lots 2, 3 and
10, block 7, Shively's Astoria; $450.
No One Nee
"I have been suffering
for over two yeara with
Dyspepsia. For the last
year I could not take a drink
of cold water nor eat any
meat without vomiting it up.
My life was a misery. I had
had recommended Simmons
Liver Regulator, of which
I am now taking the second
bottle, and the fact is that
words cannot express the
relief I feel. My appetite
is very good, and I digest
everything thoroughly. I
sleep well now, and I used to
be very restless. I am flesh
ing up fast; good strong
food and Simmons Liver
Regulator have done it all.
I write this in hopes of bene
fiting some one who has
suffered as I did, and would
take oath to these state
ments if desired."
E. S. 13ALLOU, Syracuie. Neb.
J. H. ZEIUN & CO., Phitadelpha, Pa
W. W. WHEREY & CO.'S,
THE STAR MRKET,
Opposite The" Occident.
A First-class Dressmaker, lately from the
kast, is associated wltii
Miss M. L. Richardson,
On Cass Street. 3 d)ors south of TheAsto-
ician' oilice, where they are pre
pared to do
Dressmaking In All Its Branches.
Ladles, give them a call and be convinced.
a penei-t fit Guaranteed.
R. Y. LONG.
Fresh Fruit, Fine Cigars,
Fresh Milk received daily. A fall line of
OiiiioHltK Spexarth'd Unn Store.
Co to Wo rah Rappleyea's,
For Ever thing
In tlio 1 ne or Fancy Work. A full assort
ment of Ladles Underwear. Bridal Sets, La
tlie'n Apron-, Table Scarfs. Embroidery Silk,
Fancy Princes, Novelty Braids, etc., etc.
Cass Street, One door South of Prlntlug Office,
Fine Groceries, Provisions and Mill
Crockery, Glass Plated Ware.
The Largest and finest assortment of
Fresli Fruits and TTegetsCbles.
Received fresh every Steamer.
New Goods, New Location
are now in our Now Quarters and busy opening a line of Ho I! VY
GOODS that will fairly dazzle your eye.
Itfow IfoTcitics in Plusli, Rrass and Tcntucr GnoiN. rfCi-iveri
Direct from Eastern Manufacturers.
An Immense Stock of Toys on the Way.
Theso Goods were purchased for CASH, and we will sell them at
Wo Do Not claim to Give Goods away, hut we do claim In ive full
Value for Your Money.
OUR LINE OF HOLIDAY BOOKS IS COMPLETE.
Look Out for Our Plain, Simple, Ordinary Opening.
Do not forsct that we have Removed from our Old Quarters and now occupy
the Fine Large Store in KI3XfYS BKICK BV1I!IXG.
Griffin & Reed.
Headquarters for Ammunition.
THE BEST IN TIIE WORLD.
The Winchester Repeating Shot Gun, S25.00!
A Fine Side Snap Marline Made Twlat, Double-barrel Shot Gun, Box Shells and
Tools, 817.50. 8ptvrtit:c Goods, Ammunition and the Famous Swedish Itazor
Our Immense New Stock,
Consisting of 4 CAB LOADS of fine Artistic and Plain
Furniture, Carpets, Oil Cloth, Madras-Silk
LACE AND PORTIERE CURTAINS,
Dado Shades, &c,
These goods were purchased direct from Eastern Manufacturers and shipped
htfore the recent advanco In frehjht. the henefits thereof we propose to share with
Call and See Us.
The New Model Range
CAN BE HAD IN ASTORIA, ONLY OF
E. R. HAWES,
Afient. Call and Examine It ; You Will be flexed. E.K. Hawes Is also Agent Tor the
Buck Patent Cooking Stove,
AND OTHER FIRST CLASS STOVES.
Furnace Work, Stearrf fittings, Etc., a Specialty. A Full Stock on Hand.
lew Tori Novelty
Headquarters for School Books. A Complete
Line of the
Official Text Books.
Prices Guaranteed Satisfactory.
The New York Novelty Store.
Latest Styles : : Lowest Prices
DRESSMAKI50 IS ALL ITS BRAKCHES.
MRS, W. J. BARRY,
(Eaton &Camahan'3 Former Establishment)
; CADIK3 AHR IKVTTKDf Q CALL:
And Examine Goods. -A Perfect 8ystem of
KETAIL DEALER IN
HFflVY flNn SHF! P
Paints, Oils, and Varnish.
SALEM PATENT ROLLER MILLS
Portland Boiler Mills,
G.A..STINSON & CO.,
hX Capt. .Rogers old stand, corner ol Cass
and Court Streets.
Ship and Cannery work, Horsesnoelnz.
Wagons made and repaired. Good work
WE HAVE JUST RECEIVED DIRECT FROM EASTERN irANUFACTURKRS
A LARGE LOT OF
Gents', Laities' anft GUUrei's Hosiery ai Underwear.
Also a full
German Yarns. Saxony Yarns.
mima I !! iiihi
Sole agent in Astoria for the Celebrated Drial & Cos French Shoes, and Laird
Schober & Mitchell's Fine Shoes. '
THE EMPIRE STORE
W. T. PARKER, Manager.
H. B. PARKER,
Hay, Oats, anil Straw, Lime, Uriel Cement, Said and Plaster
Wood Dclirered to Order. Draylnp, Training and Express Business.
- - "Sn'-rfrrT-?1 rrr fH
TEU apply to the Captain, or to
AT LOWEST PRICES IN ANY PART OF THE CITY.
Fruits and Vegetables
In Season. Everything Warranted as Represented. Corner Chenamusand
CAPITAL STOCK, $500,000
FRAXK DEKDM ..President
W. H. S UITIT Vice-President
JOHN A. CHILD Secretary
No. 160 Second St, Portland, Or.
I. W. Case, Agent, Astoria, Or.
Elmore, Sanborn & Co. j
Representing the Largest and Most Relia
ble Fire Insurance Companies.
FlayelsWhftr'. - Astoria Oregon.
Liverpool & London & Globe. North British
and Mercantile of London -and Edinburgh.
Hartford of Connecticut. Commercial of
California Agricultural, of Watertown. New
York, London & Lancashire of Liverpool.
Eng.. Fire Insurance Companies, Kepresent
in a capital of $CT,ooo,000.
B. VAN 1U8EN. Agent.
A, V. ALLEN,
Has in Stock, ami will open within a Few Days, one of the Finest Stocks of
GLASS and CROCKERY WARE,
Ever Bronqht to the City.
Examine His Stock Before Purchasing Elsewhere.
CAPITAL STOCK - - $500,000
Ftg cto :Met2?i-n.e
R. P. Earhart
..... Vice Tresldent
.....Sec'y and Manager
J.Loewenberg J. K. Gill. n. L Tittock,
F. K. Arnold, F.M.Warren, J. Mf-Craken,
F. E. Beach, D JXOUphant, F. Eggert
No. 33 "Washington street, Portland, Or.
R. L. BOYLE, Agent. Astoria, Oregon.
Oince at I. X. L. Packing Co,
Depsitei in Oregon, $300,000
S 5 3- 801. Si 8 3.
Royal, NorwIch-TJnlomind Lancashire Com -
blnatlon Joint Policy.
Union of San Francisco.
Germania of New York.
State Investment of California.
Anglo-Nevada Assurance Corporation,
SARISE .INSURANCE COTEBED BY OUR
Elmore, Sanborn & Co.
Money To Loan
,N EEAL ESTATE SECUKI fY.
Ms rffflrawii" Tr"Trniimi j
Silks, in all Colors and Shades.
mm i . th
saS CLARA PARKER
Eben P, Parker,Master.
3 Kor TOWING, FREIGHT or CIlAh
SI. 11. PAltKEH.
Virginia Ciffar anfl Toljacco Store
J. W. BOTTOM, Proprietor,
Water Street, Two Doors East of Olney.
Fine Cigars, Tobaccos and Smokers Articles,
Sold at Lowest Market Bates.
FRUITS. CANDIES. NOTIONS.&0.
Furniture and Upholstering,
Mattresses Made and Repaired.
Paper Hanging, Carpets Sewed
Furniture Sold on Commission.
Suoi corner Main and Jefferson Street
Is one of the greatest blessings when you
have It under control. If you build your
fire in one of those Magee Ranges or one o
those Acorns or Argandsat John A. Mont
gomery's, you will And It a pleasure to pre
pare a meal, or if you get one of those Heat
ers you will find them to be clean and eco
nomical and an ornament to your parlor. If
you intend getting a range or a heater don't
fall to look at his stock. You should call In
see his beautlfnl Ornamental Coal Vases,-
Astoria Iron Works.
Concomly St., Foot of Jackson, Astoria. Or
inlsts anfl Boiler Mater;.
Land and Marine Engines
BOILER WOBK, . N
Steamboat Work and Canmry Work
Castings of all Descriptions Made
to Order at Short Notice.
J. G. HusrrEB
L W. Cask,.........
JOH2T Fox......... .
WATCHES, CLOCKS AND JEWELRY AT
Watch and Clock Repairing a Specialty.
On the Roadway, next to Auf.-Danlelson's