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VOL. XXXI V. NO 51.
THE CONTRACT AWARDED.
Tie Horn American Commercial
Company Wins He Prize.
rut: .i ..! a i .ni;;i m '
Special to Tin: astokian .j
Washington-, Feb. 2S.--T!k' treas
ury department to-tlay .-l'.vanlcd the
lease of th? privilege t tnl:e fur -als
tipou the islamls or .St. Paul .:ul .St
George, Alaska, for a term of twenty
years from the 1st of May, 1S!K. to the
North American Commercial CVjju
!, of Xew York ami tt.in Francisco.
Tinro wen eleven responsible HtR
The successful company bill to pay au
annual rental of SG0,000, S9.02 cents
for eacli skin, and ."0 cents a gallon for
ca oil. The supplementary bid
offered to pay au annual rental of $51,
1X30. SlJiO for each skin, and 50 cents a
gallon for seal oil, provided the Unit
ed States guarantees" protection to the
Im.-U to Tn k Avroni n
Washington-, Feb. 23. Secretary
Wimlom. in awarding the sealing
lense to the North American Commer
cial company, of New York and San
FrancLco. gives that corporation the
privilege of taking fur seals, uon the
inlands of St. Paul and St. George.
The total revenue to the government
under this lease will be $037,500.
THL COSI'OSITIO.N. OF TI1K TOMIMM'.
N1IJ Mrs Form the SarcMsfal forjor.nt'nn.
j-lctal to Tin: Astokian.J
S vn Fkancisco, Feb. 23. The Nortli
American company, which has secured
the sealing contract, is comprised of
oim of the leading capitalists of the
ennsL For mauy -months IUt. J). O.
Mills has quietly made preparations
to give the Alaska Commercial com
pany a contest for the contract, and
in lias often lieeu in Washington with
this end in view. His name iloe.s not
appear in the articles of incorporation,
but it is well understood that he is
prominently connected with the com
Iany. The principal place of busi
ness is Sau Francisco, and the term
for which the corporation is to exist is
) wars. The capital stock amounts
to $7.lXK).O00 divided into 20,000 shares
with present values of $50 each. The
directors are Lloyd Tevis, Henry
Cowell, Mathias Myer, Albert Miller
and Isaac Lieles. Lloyd Tevis is the
president of Wells Fargo Bank and
Express company and is interested in
a number or other public enterprises.
Henry Cowell is one of the firm of
Davis .v. Cowell. wholesale lime deal
ers. .Mannas .nycr is a wen Known
capitalist, Allert Miller is the presi
dent or the San Francisco Savings
nuion and the FaciGe Gas Improve
ment Company, and Isaac Liebes is
connected with II. Liebes .fc Co., fur
riers. The Tevis-Mills combination
are understood to supply the pecu
niary backing for the enterprise, and
Herman and Isaac Liebes furnish a
part of the money and expenses neces
sity. TJIK 01.11 AMI TI5K NEW.
Tfe rrnkcst Interests or the AlasVn
Commercial Com pan j.
San Fkancisco, Feb. 28. -The Alas
ka Commercial compauj will sell all
of its private pro'KTty at the Seal
Islands and all that it possesses in
the sealing business except Hie steam
ers. The government award will not
disJodge the gentlemen who are in the
Alaska company, from all their inter
ests in Alaska. It includes merely the
Seal Island lease. The Alaska Com
mercial company, as such has large
interests on the island and several
members or it are merely engaged in
the salmon canning industry, Mr.
Lloyd Tevis, of the North American
company and Mr. Sloss of the Alaska
Commercial company, are now in
Washington, D. C, and it is possible
that the transfers of private property
on the islands, may be arranged there
ltefore their return to this citv.
WHIT THE Al.lSK.l COM PAN V SlYS.
It It onr (!r !; or thr True KurIiims.
Sjccia1 to Tin: Astokian.
San Fkancisco. Feb. 23. The an
nouncement that secretary Windom
had decided in favor of the North
American Commercial company
created no surprise among the sealing
element in this city. At the oflice of
the Alaska Commercial company the
members had little to say: 4,It was
just what we expected,' said Louis
Gersilc, we had given up all hope of
securing the award two or three days
ago. .Inst after the bids wero opened
1 was convinced that we would not
get it, and yet I say we offered all we
reasonably'could and still make any
thing like a profit out of the business.
The fur business is one of the most
deceptive in the world. Fashions
change more abruptly than in any oth
er trade. The demand is capricious and
even the most careful person is likely
to lose money at times. To what ex
teat this operates is best shown by the
fact that in two years we voluntarily
cat the number of skins taken on the
island from 100,000 to 75,000 in order
to protect ourselves. Then, too, the
preserves are not as valuable as they
oece were. Poachers have played sad
$125 AND $150 PER L
BOBB & PABKER, General Ag'ts, Astoria.
havoc and altogether we offered just j
as much as we could. I don't see how
the North American Commercial com
pany ir- going to make auy money at j
the figures in their bid to the treasury t
department that .they put in. judging j
from our own extensive experience in j
the fur business but they, no doubt.'
have their profits figured out." j
'.'he Opinion or I). O. )IiIK
Sle-i.il to Till' aWtkian !
Nnw Youk, Feb. 28. D. O. Mills
was seen at his house this evening,
lie talked readily about his connection
with the North American Commercial
company. He said: I am interested
in the company and we have thepriv
ilege. So far as 1 can see, it is a simple
commercial operation, only time wi'l
show whether it is a good one. The
amount or our bid was fixed only
after a most careful consideration.
SYe hope to make a little money nut of
"It h;is been said that the Alaska
Commercial company and the North
American Commercial were closely
allied, and that the Alaska company
would still have practical control of
the seal fishery," asked the reporter.
"That's not so; the companies are
two entire! v distinct corporations" re
plied Mr. Mills.
'There is no arrangement then be
tween the two companies?"
"Not of any kind. We have gone
into the business, and propose Jo man
age it in our own wax. The Ahi.-ka
company is in no way interested with
. you object to telling what pad
of the capital stock you hold;"'
"I do, mo-t assuredly. You may
say, however, that 1 do not own a con
trolling interest There are several
stockholders, among them 1 can men
tion Mr. Tevis, the president of the
Wells-Fargo Express company."'
"It has been said that Thomas C.
Piatt wiis interested in your company,
is that true?"
"It is utterly false. understand
that Piatt was interested in one of the
companies that bid for the privilege,
but it was not ours."'
"When will you be re.idy r... ..rk?"
"The nresent contract do. i;.1 ex
pire until the May sealing, so it do?s
not begin until later than lh:it. but
we shall be o:i the ground in order 1-j
be ready to bpgin at the earlier ;n-i
"Have you any idea how man mmN:
vou will be allowed to take?"'
"The number is limited to (10.000
for the first year, but f understand
that it will be increased ton hundred
"Have you decided upon all .ir
rangements you will make fur tiie
sealers, Tot the education of natives
and so on?"'
"Not entirely, but Teh will he
in New York very shortly. We will
have a meeting to decide upon the
details of the first steps as soon as he
He also said in addition to the an
nual rentals, $0.(52 l. i Tor each sealskin
would be paid, also .7) cents Tor vach
gallon of seal oil made on the Wands:
the privilege of taking seals continues
twenty years, and the business of the
company is to be directed from this
A Sau Francisco Opinion.
Special to Tni: Astoiiian.
San Fkancisco, Feb. 2S. -Gustavo
Nierbaum, one of the stockholders of
the Alaska Commercial company, saul
this evening that the Alaska company
fairly outbid for the privilege, and
thatthe rumor of the deal between
the old and new company was com
pletely without foundation. He thinks
the new company bid loo much for
Fieerin? Wratlirr iaSuntij Ttvas.
Special to Tin: Astokian.
St. Louis, Feb. 2S.- Dispatches
from various cities in Texas report
that, the severest norther of the sea
son prevailed in that city yesterday.
Eain, sleet and snow fell over a large
part of the state, and the mercury
sank to 20 degrees below the freezing
point in many places. The fruit crop
is badly damaged and early vegetables
are destroyed. The same cold wave
passed over Arkansas and the reports
say that much damage has been done
tofruit and vegetables in that state.
AIIIsou it. the Faiorifr.
Special to The AtoiuaN.
Des MoiNKS,Feb. 28. In the senate
to-day a perfect avalanche of petitions
for the election of Allison were pres
ented. Nearly all of the entire morn
ing session was given up to hearing
petitions and resolutions regarding
the election of a United States senator
which occurs next Tuesday.
Seiriu!; the 0par(sn!!).
Social to Tin: Astokian.
SrmxarraD, 111., Feb. 23. -Tho
World's Fair Tower and Observation
Company and the World's Fair Guide
and Comfort company, and the
World's Fair Oflicial Catalogue com
pany, through a separate corporation
with a capital stock of $750,000 wero
to-day incorporated and licensed to
commence business in Chicago.
A Cj clone In Mhsissljipl.
Special to Tns Astouian.1
Jackson, Miss., Feb. 2S. The news
has reached here that the town of
Bentonia, 28 miles distant, was swept
by a cyclone last night and a large
portion of it destroyed. No lives were
lost, and the money I033 is not largo,
though it is felt severely by the residents
i i E 1 1 " B
rm jfaafe 9 fe a 1 "I
4 'NEW STEEL BOILER
To Be Ready Inside of Four Months
for tlie Manzanita.
voxTKM'r kjsoo.s u:ox utuncs.
Sj.ji! t The ato::iav.i
Washington. Feb. 2 -The depart
ment to day awarded I he contract for
the construction of a new steel boiler
ror the United States lighthouse ten
der M'it:2uiJ'''i or the thirteenth
light'KJuae dislriet to the Ixisdoii Iron
works of San Franriwo. There were
f.uriids: IMsdon Ironworks, $11.
.");'. F. Dandon. $12.33:): Union
Im:i iroriw of Sau Franci-co. S 12.070:
the Balmore Iron works, $15.!0D.
The Iwiler must be in place in four
hkhiUn from March lsj. 180O.
A KASK KT.YTK3IK.VT.
ir. i:r-'3 Arsat ?ilast GoicrauiMJtal Trie-
S: Lai !i Till' AsroniAN
Washington, Feb. 23. -A number
or person interested in iostal tel
egraphy assembled in a room of tiie
house jiostoHiee. committee this morn
ing to listen to Dr. Norvin Green,
president of the Vc3teni Union Co.
lYfetmaster genera! Wanamakcr. with
hit. assi?t-.t. at torney general Tynpr,
Gardner Hubbard, and representa
tives of different telegraph companies,
were present. Dr. Green began his
remarks by diseiiraing the merits
and demerits of the Eu
ropean government telegraph sys
tems. He said that while in
Mime instance their charges were
lower than those in the United States,
they were conducted at a loss. He
predated a table showing that domes
lie eomKu:ies had 18,000 stations and
over W:)0,r' messages annually,
a"ainsi .7i,tK) stations and 170,000,000
messages in tiie rest ot the worm.
Thev had more than half of the en
tire mileage or t he world. The West
ern Union controlled ten-elevenths of
this busiue.- Tts slock is held by
:5,55i persons in the United States,
and 1,111 of these are females.
Dr. Green believed that the
United States government had
no busings with the management of
the lelegrau: it could not b man
aged us cheaply; it could not d-i it
heller: ami nne of the senders of
telegrams had asked it. ft was pro
posed to make a rate of half or the cost
of sending messages and the defic
iency would have to be mad" up by
fiT.tHkuStK! people who did not use the
telegraph. The reports of lh New
York oHiee of the Western Unni'in in
cluded S700.0JK) annually from ihe
lool rooms ;n.l sporting palaces. A
l::rje class of leiegraph users are
stoek brokers and sjKval'ilor-.: and
.should these .-op'e wh' were to be
probated be taxed? U tlie govern
ment wanted to go into the telegraph
business it should buy the line- out
right It should not seek to fix losing
rales for existing companies, that
would not be fair to 1)550 stockholders.
The Western Union would not need
as many lines as now are in existence,
to do the business. Jicre was a
scheme presented to go to 437 post
ofiiccs where there was a free delivery
and where were abundant telegraph
facilities. This was the way the post
master general proposed to supply
Ihe needs or 5S.000.033 peojile.
This was the entering wedge or that
movement to break down tlie present
companies, l establish a complete
government telegraph, and against
that he protested. Dr. Green then
made a comparison between American
and English systems. He main
tained our rates are in
realitv . taking into account
Tree addre-ses ami signatures, and the
enormous area or territory covered,
much lower than the English low
rates. Yet it was nroposed to reduce
these rates arbitrarily still lower. It
would require 21,875 miles or wire to
supply a single connection to -137
places comprised within the post mas
ter general's plan, and to do business
practically would require at least 100,
000 miles ot wire. At press contracts,
rental of this wire would be $3,000,000,
whatever undertook to do telegraph
business by this system would do it at
A UrlllTttil Xrnpairr jilaa
Vi-cLi! to Tin: AsroutAN.
Washington Feb. 28. Judge Kin
caid, the correspondent of the Louis
ville Commercial, shot and slightly
wounded W. 1. Taulbee, ex-member
or congress from Kentucky, in the
house corridor of tho capital al 1:30
this afternoon. They quarreled over a
scandil in which Taulbee was con
nected two years ago, and the details
of which Kincnid published. Taul
bee, who is a famous specimen ot a
raw boned mountaineer, pulled Kin
caid's ear; later they met near the
house restaurant and Kiucaid shot
Taulbee in the face. Kiucaid is very
prominent in society circles here.
A Neu (jvtlp (lartlrn.
Special : Tin: Astokian.
Washington, Feb. 2S. Secretarv
Windom to-day decided on Bedloe's
island as the new location of the em
igrant's landing place in Now York.
The laudinir nlace now ? nt Cncflo
j Garden, for which an annual rental of
S-iAKJU lias been paid.
all Early and Take Your
ASTORTA, OREGON, SATURDAY, MARCH I. 18SHI.
After the Great Fload.
.special toTiiK Astouian.
Fuescott, Arizona, Feb. 23. The
work of burying the victims of the
late dam disaster is about completed.
Thirty-nine lxxlies have been recov
ered, and ten more lwdies are known
to be lost.
Prnneriv at and below Wickenberg
i hnrilv ilfimnoed. lint no loss of life
occurred as was feared, as the people
were on tlie watcu lor tiie nooa.
Tr. is imtiossible here to fix the re
sponsibility of the accident further
than that the dam was not properly
constructed for the purpose for which
it was intended. Adequate means for
the escape of water at the time of
floods were not provided.
Finally Given Vp.
.Sjioci,iI i.) Tiik Astokian.
New Yokk, Feb. 28. -It is oflicially
announced by the owners that the
missing Atlantic liner Erin is lost.
AN ASTONISHING UNDERTAKING.
Direct Railroaa from AiiacoMa, Mont.,
To Sau Francisco. Cal.
cf.t xa i: ix r.i.ssKxo i:n TitA.t'EE.
Sleei.il to Tin: Astoi:ian.
Ni:w Youk, Feb. 28. Tiie Kiernan
News company to-day sends out the
following from Wall street: ''We are
informed by insiders that the action
of the Pacific alail yesterday in look
ing io direct traffic connection with
the Northern Pacific at Tacoma has
already led to serious remonstrances
by the allied transcontinental roads and
the Pacific IMail has been threatened
with immediate discontinuance of thp
monthly subsidy, now paid to it by tho
southern transcontinental lines, it it
persists m making further overtures
for an alliance with the Northern Pa
cific. This has reference to the meet
ing or the Pacific "Mail directors yester
day, when the proposition to establish
a new steamship line from Tacoma to
China was favorably received and
Jay Gould was "definitely au
thorized to mako further nogo
otiations with the railroad."'
A Democratic Gcrrj mander.
S.i.'cial to Tiik Astouian.
Annapolis, Md., Feb. 28. The gov
ernor has approved the act for redis
trieting the state. Five of the con
gressional districts are now conceded
to the Democrats.
Important Change in Passenger Serrlce.
Special to Tiik Astouian.
Chicago, Feb. 2S. A general read
justment of time by the Chicago, Un
ion Pacific and Northwestern line will
become effective Marob, 22d proximo,
embodying the following important
movements in passenger service. The
Pacific limited solid vestibuled train,
with through dining car service, will
leave Chicago daily at 11 p. ir., carry
ing passengers without change. It
will reach Salt Lake in 52 hours, Port
land in S2 hours, and San Francisco
in 85 hours. The Denver express will
leave Chicago daily at 5.55 p. M., and
reach Denver in 3S1;? hours.
The Urgent DeHciepc) Kill.
J"Hc:-.l Jo Tiik AsroniAN.
Washington, Feb. 1. -In the house
this morning, after the reading of the
journal, an attempt was made to take
up the urgent deficiency bill. Bland
of Missouri made a point that no
quorum was present. The speaker de
cided otherwise, but Bland persisted,
and a call or the house was then or
dered. A quorum was found to be
present, and the house at once took
up the appropriation bill.
An Appropriation for Astoria.
Spi-Cu! tj The Astouian.1
Washington, Feb. 2S. In the sen
ale to-day, senator Mitchell introduced
a bill providing for the appointment
of commissioners to fix the northern
boundary of the Warm Springs Indian
reservation in Oregon, and appropri
ating $20,000 for the expense thereof;
also a bill to pato the city of Astoria
about S3,GO0 for the expenses of hav
ing a space around the pnblic building
in that city.
Insalls President l'ro Tern.
Special to The Amtouian.
Washington, Feb. 28. Senator
John J. Ingalls, of Kansas, was elected
president pro tern, of the senate to
day. A Democrat Appointed.
Special to The astokian J
Washington, Feb. 28. Harold M.
Sewall, who was nominated for con
sul general at Apia, Samoa, has been
confirmed by the senate. Tho nomi
nation went through without trouble
though Sewall is a most pronounced
A Heavy Tension I.Ut.
Special to The astouian.
Washington, Feb. 28. The house
this afternoon passed the urgency
deficieucv bill. It appropriates $23,
fi50,000, the largest item being $21,600,
000 for pensioners ot the war of 1812,
and tho Mexican war.
The Public Debt Decreases.
Sped.il to The astouian.
Washington, Feb. 28. It is esti
mated that the decrease in tho public
debt during Februarv will amount to
THE "STATE" AGROUND.
150,000 Passengers Carried by the
"TuOfflpson" in 1889,
JL-VJJir VLXEll FOR TIIK HIVEKA
Special to Tiik Astokiax.
PoRTiJun, Feb. 28. The weather
prophets now predict that navigation
cannot be resumed on the upper and
middle Columbia before ten days. No
boats whatever can run to Vancouver
and the mails for that place are gradu
ally accumulating. Yesterday morn
ing the ferry between the two states
managed to make a couple of trips.
So far as the effect of the cold
snap upon railways is concerned,
locally speaking, no trouble will
result further than slight delays in the
arrival of trains. In less "than a
week the locks at the falls, Oregon
City, will be thrown open once again
and traffic can be resumed, much to
the delight of isolated ranchers along
the upper Willamette. Fortunately
thehead gates at the locks, when
washed away, instead of being carried
down the river and out to sea, or being
broken all to pieces, were not damaged
but were recovered by the steamer
. N. Cook. Had thoy not been
found, at least sixty days' time would
have been required to build new ones,
and for that time the business of the
upper river would have been para
lyzed. During 1889 the steamer It. R.
Thompson made two hundred round
trips between this city and Astoria,
traveling during the twelve montli3 a
distance of forty thousand miles.
Whfy making that little spin,
she consumed 4,400 cords of wood,
which, by the way, is now worth the
modest sum of 35 per cord, and also
made 8.000 landings. During that
period she carried not less than 150,
Manager Leland states that the
Portland, the new hotel, will be open
by the 1st of April
The Union Pacifio engineers are at
work upon the plans and specifications
of another steamer, which will be
built to run on the Portland and As
toria route. She will be about the
size of the Thompson and will be a
There were two light fires to-day,
but with light damage.
In March, 1888, Abner Colburn,
the conductor on the Portland & Wil
lamette valley railroad train, met
with a fatal accident, while in dis
charge of his duty.
To-day Pheobe J. Colburn, adminis
tratrix of the estate, began a suit in
the circuit court against tho railway
company, assessing her damages, aris
ing from the conductors death, at
This afternoon Fred Wagner, a
married man, received fatal injuries
by being struck with a nozzle, getting
away from tho pipeman, whue testing
a new fire engine. Wagner is a mem
of tho fire department
The State of California is stuck in
the river a few miles from here. The
passengers and mail are being trans
ferred to the city in the river craft.
The 17 year old wife of Geo. Noah
was found dead in her bed early this
morning. It was reported to be a su
upon investigating tho case concluded
that the young wifo did not take her
own life but that her sudden demise
was due to an affection of the heart.
Sho leaves a child four months old.
She was married for about a year.
Silcott Beported Captared.
Special to The Astokian.
Portland, Feb. 28. It is reported
here that Silcott has been captured at
Toledo, Washington, and is now en
route to Chohalis in the oompany of
A Long Fight.
Special to The Astobian.
San "Francisco, Feb. 28. The long
est fight that ever occurred in this
city was fought last night at the Cali
fornia Athletic club between Patsy
Kerrigan, the Boston lightweight, and
Danny Needham, of St Paul, for a
purse of $1,500. Both men fought
cautiously from the start and contm
ued these tactics so persistently that
t soon became evident that the fight
was to be one of sheer endurance
rather than of science or hard hitting.
The monotony was occasionally varied
by one or two blows struck in the
rounds. Thus 100 rounds were fought
when at 3:10 o'clock this morning the
referee declared tho fight off.
A Large Revenue.
Special to The Astobian.
San Francisco, Feb. 28. The su
pervisors to-day passed an ordinance
fixing the water rates for the two fiscal
years ending July 1st, 1891, which al
lows the Spring Valley Water Co. a
gross revenue of $1,500,000 per an
num. The Xen Line of Steamers.
Speclalto The Astobian
San Francisco, Feb. 28. George H.
Bice, the general traffic manager of
the Pacific Mail company, this morn
ing stated that he had no official
knowledge that the company.intended
to enter into arrangements to run a
line of steamers from Tacoma to Asi
atic ports in connection with the
Northern Pacific railway.
If it should be decided upon it
would undoubtedly mako manyim-
Astoria Real Estate &
portant changes on this coast, but he
could not state what they would be
until he received more accurate information.
The "Glad Tidies" All Bight.
Special to The AstoriaN.
Victoria, B. C, Feb. 28. The news
has been received of the safety of the
missionary steamer, Glad Tidings re
ported lost some time ago.
Special to Thk Astouian.
Washington, Feb. 28. In reply
tne resolution of the senate, the sec
retary of the interior to-day sent to
the senate a list of abandoned military
reservations together with their dimen
sions and improvements. Among them
are the following; Oregon, Fort Klam
ath, with 3335 acres; Washington, Ft.
Colville, 1670 acres, Ft Steilacoom,
BISMARCK WILL NOT RESR1N.
Little Ate Lincoln fill Li?e
iane Laoor Conference.
TWO SUCCESSFUL T.IRET. SUITS.
Special to Tiik Astouian.1
.DEKiiiN, co.zo. me omciat pro
gramme of the subjects to be consid
ered by tho international labor con-
ierence, nas oeen issued, 'xuey are m
regulation of the mine work, in refer
ence to the prohibition of the labor
of women and children under ground,
shortening of sums m unhealthy
mines, insuring a regular output of
coal by subjecting tlie working of
mines to international rules, regula
tion ot ounday labor, labor of child
ren and women, etc.
The Spectator Sned For Libel.
Special to The Astouian.
London, Feb. 28. John Michell has
sued tho Spectator for alleged libel,
basing the charge on recent utterances
of that paper reflecting on his private
character and complicity with Irish
Dr. Mackenzie Win a Libel Suit.
Special to The Astouian.
London, Feb. 28. The libel action
brought by Sir Morell Mackenzie
against the St. James Gazette on ac
count of tho articles referring to his
treatment of the late emperor Freder
ick, reached a hearing to-day and re
sulted in giving Dr. Mackenzie .1,500
damages from the St. James Gazette,
and 150 damages were also awarded
for a similar suit against the Times.
Master Lincoln Will Lire.
London, Feb. 28. Master Liucoln
passed a fair night. His condition
this morning is improved.
Special to The Astokian-.
Paris, Feb. 28. Many towns in
France are placarded with pictures of
tho Dae d'Orleaus behind the prison
oars, xne purpose is to create sym
pathy. There is also a story afloat
that when released he will repeat the
tactics of Boulanger.
All the patent medicines advertised
in this paper, together with the choicest
perfumery, and toilet articles etc can
be bought, at the lowest prices at J. W.
Conn's drug store, opposite Occident
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A TRANS-PACIFIC LINE
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BrooUytfs Bad Snterylsors,
CIUSIS OF TIIE OniO JT.OOTfS.
Special to The Astokian.
BmMTNGHAii, Ala., Feb. 28. Bichard
Hawes, the murderer, was hanged to
day. He stated on the gallows that
Jno. Wiley did the killing and was
paid S200 for his services. The crime
for which Hawes paid the penalty was
the murder of his wife and two chil
dren that he might marry again.
Hawes was arrested while nassincr
through Birmingham with his new
wife. After the three ladies were dis
covered an infuriated mob of 10,000
people stormed the jail to lynch him.
A sheriffs posse defended the jail and
killed five of the mob and wounded
Seir York Still Wants the Fair.
Special to The Astobian.1
New York, Feb. 28. The Mail
and Express this evening, encourages
the movement to have the fair here in
1892. With or without congressional
assistance and says one citizen has
offered, $100,000 subscription for
stock in a project to erect permanent
buildings and several who subscribed
large sums to the guaranty fund have
signed a willingness to transfer at
once these subscriptions to such an
enterprise. It is probable that tho
world's fair committee will consider
the matter at a meeting next Tuesday,
which was called for the purpose of
closing out the world's fair scheme
A Ureal Railroad Scheme.
Special to The Astokian.
MrNNE.uOTiis,Feb. 28. J. J.Hill, of
the Great Northern company, is said to
be nursing a big scheme which will
astonish the world. The scheme is a
line from Anaconda, Montana, in al
most a direct lino to San Francisco.
For some time the surveyors for the
Great Northern have been working
westward from Anaconda. It is re
ported that they have found a pass
through tho Bocky mountains near
the source of Mary's Fork. It is
claimed that San Francisco business
men have made big offers to him and
the line will be shortly built.
A Murderer Commits Suicide.
Special to The Astokian.J
MoNTREAii, Feb. 58. ,A Corres
pondent from Manvillc states that a
man answering tho description of Eyr
and, the Frenchman wanted for the
murder of Gouffe, a Parisian bailiff,
has committed suicide there.
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Special to Tiie Astobiak.
Athens. Ga.. Feb. 28. Brown. th
Washington negro who raped and
murdered a 9 year old niece of Alfred
Harton, confessed his crime before a
coroners jury last night He was than
taken from jail by a mob and lynched.
The Project Willie Circled Out,
Special to The Astokian.
New York, Feb. 28. The Commer
cial Advertiser states that the arrange
ment with the Pacific mail company
for a transpacific line from Tacoma,
has progressed as far as possible
without the final contract There k
little doubt, however, but that the
project will be carried into effect sub
stantially as outlined by Qeo. Gould.
Special to The Astokian
Nfw York, Feb. 28. Five Brook
lyn supervisors have been indicted
and charged with defrauding the
county by auditing false claims against
the count-. Several other officials
have been indicted for allecred frauds
Kn connection with the street work.
A Flood Abroad.
Special to The Astobiax.
MASsnaoN, Feb. 28. The Tuscara
was river is within an inch of the high
water mark attained in February 1883
and is still rising. The entire northern
portion of the city is flooded and ac
cess to residences can only be had by
means of skiffs. A number of families
have been compelled to move.
Why III Feeling Has Existed.
Special to The Astobian.
Louisvn.i.E, Ky., Feb. 28. There
has been a longstanding ill feeling be
tween Kincaid and Taulbee without
its cause being generally known.
This was aggravated two years ago by
Kincaid's sending the Louisville
Times, for which he was correspon
dent, an account of the unbecoming
conduct between Taulbee and a fe
male clerk in the patent office. '.
A Puzzling Outlook.
Special to TnE Astobian
CrNCTNNATr, Feb. 28. The most
cheerful indication, that the present
flood in the Ohio river has almost
reached its hight, is the cold weather
and appearance of snow this morning.
Set off against that is the report from
up tho river which shows that from
Wheeling to Cincinnati the river is
Bismarck Will Xot Basiga.
Special to The Astobian.
Berlin, Feb. 28. Bismarck's organ,
the North German Gazette, says that
Bismarck intended to resign the chan
cellorship but decided on tfecbuntof
recent elections to retain the office.