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ASTORTA, OREGON, FRIDAY, APRJL is. !)(.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
VOL. XXX IV, iQ -'.
C. P. Upshur,
Shipping and Commission Merchan.
aihui -t. Wli.it r. .Wona. On-tfii.
Barbour's Salmon Net Twines.
NICrn'NKltrtu-J tiM:i tnttii.
WoruU!U;:Y t"it''i Ijiimr ti f wines
SEINES and IfETTING
lWroM W Kir4 Class tNmi.tan.e
! iMt'c si:i.n:n.o:o
I'lUKMN. ... H:trt.M. imi
liovr. Vu V itk.
Irracj ParWc Kxprrss ami Wells. I'nrgnA. I o.
F. E. WILLSON,
Civil Engineer and
liKAl'CIITINK : AND : MAIMMXC
1 o. v-o m:.
ov wiih .1. 11. Manscll. next W. I.
Third Slro-l. - Mri;i. Or.
Tbidsei Later & Ancleiseo,
Surveyors and Architects.
Officii !!um !. Ki.avki.'s 15i.i.
P. . llnxKl.7. AVI'OIMA, ok.
Magee. Argand and Acorn
Stoves a Ranges,
Cooking and Heating,
EVERYONE FULLY WAltlt ANTED
WATKU CI.OSLTS, rLUXBlXI (iOOI)S,
rrjirs, sinks, ash bath this.
Magnus 0. Crosby
HAM kMMl STEEL.
Iron rij- am) Fittings, Sloxtrs. Tin
HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS
Miect I.cul.Mrn L:ul, Shert iio.
Tin anil (.ijit.
arnahan & Go.
mvi rssous io
I. W. CASE,
tMrnirrais ani wholesale and
KETAIL DEALERS IN
Center Chcnamus and Cass streets.
J. B. Wyatt,
Hardware and Ship Chandlery,
Iur Oil, Bright Vaniislt. Itni.-icltr on.
Cotton Canvas, llemn Sail Tuiiio.
1-ard Oil. "Wrought Iron Spiks,
Galvanized Cut Nails.
cncnltural Implements, Sewing
Machines, Taints, Oils,
Mr Money's Worth
Groceries and Provision.
K entiling in a First olass Ston
Extremely Low Figures.
(JooJs Delivered all over Town.
t Highest Price raid for Junk.
FOARD & STOKES
ASTORIA TRANSFER GO.
oawvABces ol any kind, on sliott notice.
Traaslerrinc Baggage, etc, a specialty.
Telephone o, 12.
n. TT- SHERMAN & CO.
Hanthorn s Astoria, East Astoria, Powell's Addition !
liii-. ji.ui.tor never vane.s, A marvel ol
.fiiriiv. stivngtli and uholesoiiieness. Mure
tvo:i 'r.iiiMl than the ordinary kinds. and can
it'll he sold in competition with the multi
tude of low test, short weight, alum or phos
phate powders. Sold only in cam. Koval
r.AKiNd PowurkCo. loc V'all-st.. N. .
Lfwis M. Johnson & Co., Agents. Port
.Main xrceC, Atilorla, Orrgoa.
JilKKTrASKV V CO., I'KOPKIirTOUS.
-L-sHXTFUI.LY CALL THE ATTKN
iV iion r the public to the fact that the
a:n Market w ill always he supplied w 1th a
: li v.:i:kty AND P.EST QUALITY
PHfct,h AK CURED WIEATS ! 1
M:uIi v.il. be sold at lowest tales, whole
,2""Spcel:n .tic titii 5v'n t -iii.:.;; ll.f
STAR MARK K'K
Knwh and (lured Meats,
FRUITS, SUTTER, and EGGS.
..' 'Sl'I' I". -Mphvi jttttu.
P. O'HftRA, PropV.
Opposite Frl .s. Mokes.
A first-Class rvieat Shop.
Fresh and Salt Wonts.
All Purchases Delivered in aiiy part id the
GKtX I. IWUKKlt
CAIJI. A. HA"ON
Parker & Hanson
C. L. PARKER,
New Goods Arriving Every Stc2me
Dress - Goods,
The Old Stand - Astoria Oreuon.
Thompson & Ross
Cuii a lull Line !
Choice Staple and Fancy
Give Us a Call and Be Convinced.
LARSON & KfLlBACK
Oiders Pelivered Tree r Charge. Country
Orde Solicited. Third street.
next to Tioneer oflice.
ConcomiySt., Iriot f .larksoti. Astnnit 'i
Machinists aii Boiler Mate.
Land and Marine Engines
mm.iAi wo int.
Steamboat Work and Cannery W-tk
Castings of ail Descriptions Made
to Order at Short Notice.
JOHN FOX... President, and Suut
A. L. Fox, VIce President
J. (i. IIcstxkk. . Sec aud Treas
Appropriations for Oregon AnJ
Washington to lie Reported.
i.V HI V Eli AS J) UAIillOR HILT..
Special, by The Cafiornia Associated Press
Washdjotos, April 17. The house
river and harbor bill mil be reported
to-morrow. The total amount appro
priated is a little over 20,000,000, and
some of its principal items are as fol
Continuing to improve the caunl at
the Cascades in Oregon, S400.000.
Improving the upper Columbia,
including Snake river in Oregon and
Improving the mouth of the Colum
bia river, S425,000.
Improving the lower "Willamette aud
Columbia rivers, in front of and be
low Portland, SSO.OOO.
Improving the "Willamette river at
Portland, S11.000, of which sum S5.000
may be used for the improvement of
the river at the Clackamas rapids and
Improving the Coquille river, in Ore
Improving the mouth of the Siuslaw
river, iu Oregon, to commence the con
struction of a jetty, $50,000.
Improving Young's and Klaskaniue
rivers, Oregon, S1.G00.
Improving the Chehalia river, "Wash
improving the Cowlitz river, "Wash
Improving the Skagit, Stillagua
mish, Nootsach and Snoliomish rivers,
Improving the entrance to the har
bor at Coos bay, Oregon, $175,000.
Improving the harbor at Yaquina
Bay, Oregon, S125,000.
Improving the harbor at Tillamook
bav, Oregon, S5.000.
Improving the entrance to the har
bor at Nehalem Bay, Oregon, $10,000.
For purposes of commencing the
jetty construction, the secretary of
treasury is directed at his discretion
to secure surveys and ascertain the
cost of improvement at the following
Tillamook bav and bar at Oregon.
For new project for Coos bay, improv
ing the upper harbor by removal of
shoals. In the "Willamette river,
deepening the channel on the west
side of Swan island. Improvement of
navigation of the Clackamas rapids
and Boss island near Corvallis.
Lower Columbia river, on the south
side, between Astoria and "Wood's
.Landing. For snagging the .Lewis
and Clarke river. For snagging the
Coquille river, deepening the channel
from Coquille City to Myrtle point,
and ascertaining the depth.
For the following improvements of
rivers and harbors iu Washington.
Nool:sack river, Gray's harbor and bar;
for survey of the harbor to Cos
mopolis, and Gray's harbor for snag
ging. Sundry ISIIlh iu Tlie Convention.
Special to THKASTOIUAN.1
WAsniKGTOX, April 17. In the sen
ate to-day, Cullom presented petitions
from citizens of Ohio, Indiana, Illinois,
Washington, and other states, asking
that sugar, lumber, salt and twine be
placed on the free list. Among the
bills passed, were the follewing: Mak
ing an appropriation of S20.00U for im
provement at the Fort Walla Walla
military reservation, Washington; to
place General Fremont on the retired
list of the army, with the rank of ma
House Adjourned for One Day.
Special to Thk Ahtokiak.
Washington, April 17. -The house
met at 12 o'clock this morning, but as
many leading members were at Ran
dall's funeral the house adjourned un
til to morrow without transacting any
The Wreck Mill U- ltcmoved.
Special to Til K ASTOKI AN.l
Washington, April 17.- In the sen
ate to-day, Frye, from the committee
on commerce, reported adversely on
the bill authorizing the removal of a
wreck from Ihe Columbia river near
Astoria, Or. This adverse decision is
taken lecause the treasury depart
ment wtis ready to remove the wreck
withont any legislative action.
Approved by tbc Secretary.
Special to Thk Astokian.
Washington, April 17. Secretary
Windomhas approved the action of
the board of investigation, which ex
onerated Captain Healy of the charges
of cruelty to sailors, while in Alaskan
Special to Thk Astorian.
"Washington, April 17. Oregon
pensions granted: Jos. F. Wilson,
Fairdale, original; widows, etc Mor
ris, father of Chas. W. Merrick,
This Bill Sbeuld Pass.
Special to Thk Astoiiian.1
Washington, April 17. Among the
bills introduced in the senate to-day,
was one by Beagar, proposing an
amendment to the constitution pro
viding for the election of senators by
a direct vote of the people.
His Remains Taken to Pliilndel
vBla for Burial.
8pecial to The Astoeian.1
WQTTTvnmv. Anril 17. The fu-
noml nf "Randall took nlace this morn
ing, and was largely attended. Thou-
sanus oeiug unauie io yet mamc iud
nlinwVh. Thp nrftsidenh vice-nresident.
cabinet, and nearly every senator and
member in the city were present, ai
the conclusion ol tlie services, me re
mnins xvprn t.ikin to the denot and
there placed on a special train and
carried to Laurel Hill cemetery, Phil
adelphia, for interment.
A COSTA RICA HORROR.
A Female Ghonl wlio Mnrlere.
Girls anj Children.
VI, MO STItlKEItS IS A VSTUIA.
Special by the California Assocutri Pkess.
Vienna, April 17. Employes of the
Wiltkovetz Iron Works to the number
of 12,000, struck to-day.
Russian Palace Rurncd.
Special to Tuk astokian.j
St. PETEKsmnto, April 17. The im
perial palace at Oraniubrum has been
bnrned. It is supposed to be the
work of Nihilists. Seven persons er
ished iu the flames.
Six Fciualei Commit Suicide.
Social to Tub Astokian.
Moscow, Bussia, April 17. An in
digent widow of au army oflicer and
live of her daughters locked them
selves in a. room and committed sui
cide by inhaling illuminating gas.
A IHURDEROr.S UI'.X.
A Colombia Wo in tin Who Killed
Special to Thk Astoiuan.1
San Jose f. Costa Bica, April 17.
The press of Varsocia, Colombia,
contains a horrible story that in the
ruins of the house of a woman named
Skohiske, which was destroyed
bv fire there, the twlice dis
covered more than sixty
corpses, forty of which were infants,
and the others of young girls, from 12
to 17 years of age. The woman was
arrested, and is now m piison, sur
rounded by a strong guard, to prevent
a threatened lynching.
I, oss or n Clritisli Steamer.
Special to Thk Ast uiian.J
London, April 17. The British
steamer Euclid sunk near Hartlepool
in a collision with tho British steamer
Allyre. The captain and three of the
crew of the Euvlid were drowned.
The All lire has arrived at Shields.
Chinese Can K to Ilcnadcr.
Special to Thk Astokian.
Panama, April 17. Chinese immi
gration to Ecuador, under certain re
strictions, is again permitted.
The Hanger of Steamboat I'annir.
Of course the spirit of rivalry which
prompts the master of a steamer io tiio
endeavor to excel his competitor is
natural enough, and in most instances,
it must be confessed, meets with
the approval of his patrons, and
so far as it keeps within the
limits of safety is entirely inno
cent, but where racing is per
mitted at all it is bound, soueror
later, to overstep the limits of safely
and imperil the lives of passengers.
The question is one which the proper
officials might well give their atten
tion. We do not want a repetition
of the Mississippi river horror on the
Sound. -Seattle Journal.
The secret or success in life is to
keep busy, to be jierseveriug, patient,
and untiring in the pursuit or calling
you are following. The busy ones
may now and then make mistakes, but
it is better to risk these than to be
idle and inactive. Keep doing,
whether it be at work or seeking recre
ation. Motion is life, and the busiest
are the happiest. Cheerful, tictive
labor is a blessing. An old philoso
pher says: "The firelly onh shines
when on the wing; so it is with the
mind; when once we rest, we darken."
Children -ry for Pitcher's Castoria
When Baby was sick, we gave her Castoria.
tVhcn she was a Child, sho cried for Castoria,
iVhen she became Miss, she clung to Castoria,
Vhen she had Children, she gave them Caatorit
CATARKU CUBED, health and
sweet breatn spcurt'd by JSliilolfs Ca
tarrh Remedy. Price, 50 cents. Nasal
Injector free. .1. C. DeinunL
WILL YOU SUFFER with Dyspep
sia and Liver Comnlaint? Shiloh's Vi-
talizer is guaranteed to cure you. J. C.
VIGILANTES IN GUTHRIE.
St. Lonis Presbyterians Lite tlie
Oil Doctrine Best.
LAiiet: su.ix rum svsvi:xii:d.
Suecl.il bv California .Vasociatko I'kk-js.
Gcthiue, I.T.. April 17. The lot
jumping craze is again causing excite
ment in Guthrie, and 25 lots were
jnmiKHl to-day as tht result. A igi
lauce committee headed by one of the
mayors of the town, has been formed
for the purpose of protecting the own
ers of property. Thiseommittee did ef
fective work lo-day in driving jumpers
off of lots. Considerable excitement
was occasioned, when chief marshal
B. W. Walker, of Kansas, arrived to
day and will put a quietus on the
It has been three months since
Attorney-General Miller ordered the
marshal to maintain a condition of
statu quo in Oklahoma, but people are
growing nervous and discontented as I
a result. Marshal Walker intends to '
utilize all the power of the govern
ment to maintain it, however.
The Old Faith Cnnil IZjiojiI:.
Special to T:zi: Astokian.;
St. Louis, April 17. -The Presby
tery refused by overwhelming major
ity. The voted :i;siin a revision of
the faith and say the old doctrine is
good enough for them. They refused
to allow the minority to submit :i re
port. A Ka.tisf.irtorj- Settlement.
Speea t- riiK Ast-hm zt.
CoiiOiur., Ohio, April 17. A joint
meeting of miners and operators this
afternoon agreed uion the following
scale or prise.-;, to rule from Mav 1st,
1S90, to May l.-t, ISO I: For Hocking
valley, 70 cents por ton, and for
Pennsylvania, 79 cents per ton. An
adjournment was then made to the
first Tuesday in April, 1S01, at Pitts
burg. This agreement averted an
immense strike, which has seemed im
minent since the meeting legan. The
miners and operators left in the best
of spirits and good feeling.
She "IVilJ Not Ejcavt' dim.
Specia' to Thk istori x.J
New Yokx, April 17. Helen
Dauvray Ward denies the story that
she is about to separate from ''Short
Stop ' Ward.
A XJcstructive Tire.
S;wci il to Tits Astokix;.-.
NASiivnLn, Tenn., April 17.
Flames m the factory of the Gonbb
crockerv companv here to-dav caused
a loss of 890,000."
s;arncnters Njill Striking.
Special t y Tun astokian
INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana, April 17,
A mass meeting or striking carpenters,
to-night showed that 31 boes, em
ploying 133 journeymen, had signed
tin agreement to pay tlie advance de
manded. Left than 30 scabs arc at
work. The great opposition to the
advance come:; from the builders ex
change numbering Go bo--.se.;. and it
was these who heretofore gave em
ployment to several hundred. They
have now backed ostl and tiio ex
change still persi.ts in the refusal to
advance the wage-.
A Doctor Skills a. livuzgi:!.
Special t Tin: astokian.
Ciievenne, Wyo., April 17. A t ragc-
dy occurred to-night at Lander, Frc
monl count v. a town on the edge of
the Shoshone Indian reservation. Dr.
.T. A. Schuelke shot and instantly
killed a pharmist named Geo. Sulli
van, iu the store of the latter.
Schuclke prescribed Tor an Arapahoe
brave, and the redskin succumbed.
His two brothers and a half a dozen
bucks descended on the infirm
ary, and were about to attack
the proprietor, when Schuclke
entered, and Sullivan jiointcd to the
doctor and told the Indians that he
was the cause of their brother's de
mise. Schuclke resented this impu
tation on his skill, by using with fatal
eflfeet a big gun he "had leen ostcnhi
tiously lugging, since be came from
the states. The murderer collapsed
when jailed, and declared that the
Indians killed Sullivan The store
is just ofiT the priucipal street of the
little town, and nothing was iniown
of the trouble until the shot wan
TJic Cliurcites Cannot tlleint.
Special to Thk Astokian.
PnTSBPiio, April 17. Delegates
from the old Berormed Presbyterian,
and United Presbyterian churches,
are holding meetings" here, in order to
form, if iossible, a union of these two
churches. Prominent foreign church
men are here, but they express no
hopes that a union will be formed
as the churches aro as wide apart as
ever and the reformed church will
positively not use the revised psalm
ody, while the united churches that
have adopted the organ music, will
not give it up.
Cut Rates on Kailronds.
Special to Tun Astokian.!
Kansas City. April 17. The Bock
Island road to-day led the other roads
in rescinding Colorado ratej from
S7.G0 to SG. The action is a surprise
to railway men.
In Thirty Days 2,000 Men go to Work on the Astoria and
South Coast Railway. Buy Now, as all Prop
erty will then Advance.
A IIKAVV FAIL.TJRE.
Liabilities Nearly a ?Iilliou
Special to The Astorian.1
New York, April 17. The silk
trade is snrprised at the announce
ment of the suspension of the well
known firm of Louis Frank & Co.,
importers of raw silk, in this citv and
manufacturers of their own silk at
Patterson. N. .T. The partners in the
firm, Louis Frank Sc Henry have
made a general assignment without
preference. The embarrassed concern
has always stood well and was sup
posed to have a capital of at least
$50,000. The liabilities are upward
of 900,000, and their nominal assets,
$1,200,000. The embarrassment is at
tributed to inability to raise money to
meet their maturing obligations,
stringency of the money markets,
stoppage of accommodation by banks,
and losses sustained by recent failures
in this city and Patterson. It is said
that the firm wa3 caught in all the re
cent failures in the silk trade, and
their outstanding accounts are said to
be verv large.
?)cpt. Zliicampniciil, ti. A. It.
special to Thk Asroitnx.
Denvei:, April 17. -The eleventh
annual encampment of tho depart
ment of Colorado and Wyoming, G.
A. B.. convened in this city this morn
inr. Eightv posts were represented,
including largo numbers of visiting
veterans. General Alger, commander
in cliief, with his party, including Mrs.
General Logan, arrived in a special
car this morning, and were enthusias
tically received. The department
met in secret session, during tho day.
Tho sixth annual encampment of
the women's relief corps of Colorado
and Nebraska, also commenced here
A Curiosity in Yamhill.
One day last week Henry Warden
cut down a fir tree that measured be
tween five aud six feet through, which
turned out to be quite a curiosity.
He had sawed off a cut and begun to
split it up into wood, when he noticed
that one of the inside pieces, which
was very pithy, had a large cut in it
made with au ax or some
other sharp instrument. Tho mark
had evidently been made in the tree
years ago, and was all grown over. On
examination of the growth of the tree
it was discovered that the mark had
grown into the tree just seventy years.
In the same cut was another piece
with two anger-holes in it that
had the seventy years' growth
over them, and had a fire started
in them when bored into the
tree. This would bring it back to
1820, and if any person can inform us
that there wero any white people in
this country seventy years ago, wo
would be pleased to learn who they
were. The trco was cut on tho Anson
nenry farm, about one mile and a half
from town. The pieces of wood can
be seen at this oiWce. -Yamhill Coun
The latest fad iu England is paper
pillows. The paper is torn into very
small pieces, not bigger than the fin
ger nail, and then put into a pillow
sack of drilling or light ticking. They
are very cool for hot climates, and
much superior to feather pillows.
The newspapers are printing appeals
for them for hospitals. Newspapers
are not nice to use, as they have a dis
agreeable odor of printer's ink; but
brown or white paper and old letters
and envelopes are the best. The finer
the paper is cut or torn, the lighter it
makes the pillow.
A Xeccslty of Health.
It b :i prim-' necessity or health that the
action ol the bowels should be keot regular.
Hut the way to overcome a temporary lit of
constipation, or to remedy cnroaic eosttve
ness.is nt to delude the stomach anil drench
the bowels with purgative; ol violent and
naiufiil act on. The hannv medium between
au inoperative and violent cathartic is IIos
tetter's Stoitru'h Enters, which acts just
hiiflleiently upon the bowels to relax them
without pain, ami which hein a wholesome
tonic, as well as aperient, has the elTect of
MreiiKthenini; both then: and tlie stomach,
and promoting the well b-ini; of tlie whole
internal economy. Tlie removal of bile from
the b.oo.l. increased activity of the liver,
usually dormant iu cases of costiveness, aud
soutnl'digestion follows the use of this be
neficent medicine, as thorough and genial in
its effects as it is safe and pure in composi
tion. KhcuiuaM-uii, fever and auc. Kidney
troubles and debililyare aLv remedied by it.
All the patent medicines ailvertiscu
in this paper, together with the choicest
nurruuiery, and toilet articles etc.. can
tie bought at the lowest prices at .1. W.
Conn's' drug store, opposite Occident
JJemcmber the Austin house at the
Seaside is open the year 'round.
Coffee and cake, ten eents. at tho
All seasonable kinds of fruits aud
vegetables by every steamer at Thomp
son & Itoss.
THK KEY. GEO. II. THAYER, of
Uourbon, liul., says: "Both myself and
wife owe our lives toShiloh's Consump
tion Cure will give immediate relief.
Price. 10 cts Z0 cts. and SI. at .1. C. De-
WHY WILL YOU cough whenShi
loh's Cure will givo immediate relief.
Price, 10 c's., 50 cts. and SI. at J. C. l)e-
GREAT STRIKE IN PORTLAND.
Hnntinstou Praises Stanford Awl
COXl'ICT KILLED IX ESC IVE.
Special by California As;ocivtkd Pkess.
Folsom, Cal., AprilJ17. Carl Weber,
serving a term of imprisonment for
ten years for forgery, was killed while
trying to escape, to-day. As the line
came out from dinner to work on the
canal, he deliberately jumped into the
river, about a hundred yards below
the dam, and made for tho other side.
Two of the guards opened fire upon
him. He was seen to rise out of the
water and then sink, leaving a trail of
blood behind him.
The California Races.
Special to Thk Astokian.
San Francisco, April 17. A driz
zling ram kept many from visiting tue
third davs' races of the Blood Horse
association, though the track was in
First raco Fifteen-sixteenths of a
mile "Ida Glenn'' finished first;
"Kildare," second; "Applause," third;
but "Ida Glenn," who finished in
liJ7J, was disqualified for fouling
"Jvildare, who was given tue race.
Second Bace Bacine stakes for two
year olds Three-fourths mile "Ho
mer" won; "Fairy," second; "Conrad,"
third; time, 1:154".
Tliird race Mile heats "Dave
Douglass" won, taking second and
third heats; "Coloma" won the first
heat; lime, 1:43, 1:45 and 1:J8H-
Fourth race Sequel stakes Mile
and three-eighths "Alf. Farrow" won;
"Abi," second; "Ed. McGninness,"
third; lime, 233.
An Opium Seizure.
Special to Thk Astokian.
San Francisco. April 17. The cus
toms officers to-day confiscated feouU
worth of prepared opium, found in
the chain locker of the steamer Ilay
ticn Republic, which arrived yes
terday from Nanaimo. The owner of
the drug is not known.
Lcland Stanford Commended.
Special to The Astokian.
San Francisco, April 17. Tho di
rectors of the Southern Pacific com
pany to-day adopted resolutions
thankinc Leland Stanford for the in
tegrity and ability with which he has
directed the affairs of the company
while acting as president. Stanford
will start for Washington the early
part of next week.
THE TACTS IN THE CASE.
Huntington's Letter to Senator
Special to The Astokian.I
San Francisco, April 17. Great in
terest is manifested regarding the con
tents of a letter, written by C.P. Hunt
ington to senator Stanford and which
is said to have resulted in a reconcili
ation between them. So many and
various have been the reports regard
ing the nature of the contents, that it
was thonght advisablo to make pub
lic the letter in its entirety. It was
written on tue 13tli inst. and is as fol fel fol
eows: "Dear Uovernor:So many items
mentioning your name have ap
peared in the daily papers that
some of my friends think
it would be well for me to write you,
hence this. Although I do not antici
pate any danger "that you and I will
be put in hostile attitude iu business,
or for that matter personal re
lations, but intervention of those who
do not understand the difference, may
tend to separate friends. Our views
when at variance, have been freely ex
pressed, and it is needless to allude to
them, further than to say that each of us
have agreed to disagree. The remarks
that I recently made at the Southern
Pacific board meeting, were intended
only as a reasonable expression of my
views, on these subjects. My words,
and especially the phrase which
relates to campaign uses of the
company funds, or as I expressed it,
'putting hands into the treasury of
the company to defeat tho people's
choice,' have been constrned in some
quarters as a personal attack on you.
Allow me to say that I regret this,
since I did not make or intend to
make any attack, or charge that you
had used money to advance your
personal interests, or in any improper
way, and I am satisfied that yon have
not dono so. Allow me tilso to express
the wish that onr relations-may con
tinue as friendly hereafter as they
have been heretofore."
Yours very truly,
Signed. C. P. Huntington.
Tacoina Es Cirowintr Rapidly.
Special to Thk Astorian.
Tacoma, April 17. A census of the
city, taken to determine the right of
the city to form a new charter, was
just completed to-day, and shows a
total population of 28,481 within the
pre3entlimits. The United States cen
sus in June will embrace some adjoin
ing territory and probably show a
total population of 30,981, or an in
crease of C,7D1 since lSy.
This Time It is Nearer Heme.
Special to The Astobian-J
Portland, April 17. It is esti
mated at present that no less than
1,500 carpenters, painters, plasterers,
bricklayers, tinners, roofers and in
fact, workmen of all trades, are now
out of employment in this city, by
reason of the lockout declared yester
day morning by the builder's union.
The workmen are simply waiting to
learn what the builders intend to do.
They say they will fight it out if it
takes all the season, and that non un
ion men can not be had.
The situation is indeed interesting
and the longer it lasts the more criti
cal it will become. All building will
of necessity have to stop, until the
matter is settled, hence the blow is at
the very Jvitals of the city.
Capt. John O'Brien, president of
the federal trades, say3 the arrange
ment is not yet perfected but in the
next 48 hours, a general strike will
Another New Railroad.
Special to The Astoriax.
Portland, Or., April 17. Articles
of incorporation of tho Oregon Bail
road company were filed in the offica
of the county clerk to-day by B. Koeh-
ler, Geo. H. Andrews and W. A. Gran
dahl, with a capital stock of $300,000.
The object of the incorporation is to
equip a railroad from this city or from
East Portland, southerly on the east
side of the river, by way of Siiverton,
Springfield and the middle fork of
the Willamette river, to the boundary
line between this state and California;
second, from this city southerly on the
west side of the river to Airh'e, Polk
county, and from thence southerly
by the most practicable route
to the south boundary of section, etc
Accident in Southern California.
Special to The Astokian.
Tehaciiapi, Cal., April 17. The
north-bound passenger express train,
consisting of fourteen coaches, was
partially derailed near here this morn
ing, owing to the failure of the air
brakes to work. The engine and ten
cars left the track. Mrs. Thompson
was seriously and Mrs. Sanford slight
ly injured. Trains will be again run
ning as usual this evening.
Sudden Death of a Pieaeer.
Special to The Astorian.
San Bernardino. April 17. Gen
eral Samuel A. Chapin, one of the
New England pioneer excursionists,
died of apoplexy to-night at the
opera house just after making a short
but very feeling speech. General
Chapin was one of the heroes in the
Black Hawk war, wa3 a California
pioneer and served in the war of the
A Fatal Accident.
Special to Thk Astoria. 1
Eugene, Oregon, April 17. A work
man named Allen, engaged in rebuild
ing the .Eugene bridge, fell to-day
about 30 feet, from the bridge timbers.
striking among rocks and gravel, and
i3 horribly mangled. His head is
mashed so that his recovery is not
Fatal Fall on an Elevator.
Special to The Astorian.
SeatttjE, Wash., April 17 This af
ternoon Chas. McCallnn, a laborer on
the Coleman block, on Front street,
was standing on an elevator, when the
rope broke. He fell a distance of 30
feet, and was terribly cut in tho back
of the head, sustaining internal in-
j tines. le will oie.
Special to TnK Astokian.I
San Francisco, April 17. A. B.
Spreckels, of the well-known sugar
firm, in an interview regarding the
sugar clause in the proposed tariff bill,
says that the proposed changes will
virtually kill the beet sugar industry
in California, and favors a mainte
nance of the present duties.
A Binding Agreement.
Special to The Astorian
San Francisco, April 17. The pas
senger agents of the transcontinental
hues, to-day made tho following
agreement, which it is expected will
be ratified to-morrow, and will go into
No commission shall be paid on
tickets, and any railroad employe vio
lating this agreement, shall be refused
recognition as a representative of the
road which employes him, and recog
nition shall also be refused to all other
employes of that road.
Samuel Elmore and family return
to-day from an extended sojourn in
F. C. Beed and Dr. Jay Tuttle re
turned yesterday from participation
in the Bepublican state convention.
There will be a refined and artistic
minstrel performance at the opera
house this evening, and one that will
be a pleasure to all who attend. The
"Venitian Nights" is alone worth the
price of admission, the special feat
ures of the programme rank it far
above the ordinary style of minstrelsy.
Beserved seats at the New York Nov
The latest style of Gents' Boots and
Shoes at P. J. Goodmas's.