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ASTORIA, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, ULY i, IS90,
IJRI(,E FIYE CENTS
VOL. XXXV, NO s.
Oil Chinese Immigration to lie
.;;; voit customs duty.
i j.ochil by "i he United rnESS.
v,.. Vt- r.,i.. o th.-w ;DrvonfT.
" V't ' " i r " .in
of customs to-day soized from Adolph j
Nordman, of California, who arrived j
on the steamship La liretagnc, a gold
watch valued at 230, which he had
concealed on his person. Nordman
sa the act was an outrage, as the
watch was for his own personal use.
.tlliCII ADO ABOUT NOTHING.
A Dying Seal Scares Some Eastern
SlHSMitl U.TlIK ASTOUIAX.l
Kansks City, July 8. Frank Terry,
Wells, Fargo & Co.'s express mes
senger, and his helper and the bag
gageman had a lively experience with
a mammoth seal on the Santa
Fe train yesterday afternoon.
There were four seals ordered from
the Seal islands in ihe Pacific for New
York. The heat and absence of water
proed disastrous to the first three
seals; one female died at Denver; on
the train, between that point and Kan
sas City, one of the seals went mad
and attacked his mate, killing her
nluutet instantly by biting her head
nearly oil'. He raved several hours,
and the express messenger and other
occupants of the car were considerably
frightened lest he should break
the strong cage and escape.
The mutual was finally quieted and
gave the messenger no more trouble
until Argentine was reached. Then
he became furious, and raising him
self on his foremost fins, used his tail
with such force that he broke the cage
into pieces, and bellowing loudly
niade an attack on express messenger
Terry. He jumped on a large pile of
express matter, but was quickly
driven from that position. The men
at last made their escape through a
side door of lite car aud closed it
behind them. The seal raged for
nltout five minutes and then dropped
dead. The carcass, weighing 518
jKHiuds, was taken to Armour's pack
ing house aud skinned. The lemain
ingseal was carefully watered hero
this morning and shipped to New
Two Wall Street Opinions.
Special to The astoiiian.
New York, Jul 8. The following
are editorial opinions on the silver
bills: The Mail and Expres (Re
publican) says the bill is satisfactory
all around and will undoubtedly pass
both houses. The Post (mugwump)
says the bill is a compromise of
the conflicting whimseys and in
terests of diverse sections. We doubt
whether the senate will accept it but
it it does the country may be congrat
ulated on not getting a worse meas
ure. Ohio Congressman Siclc in Phil
adelphia. Spedal to The Astoixiax.I
PnrbADEiiPniA, July 8. Congress
man Benjamm Bui lerworth, of Ohio,
ffho arrived here last night, was taken
with a severe attack of cramps, and
physicians were called. Butterworlh
gradually grew better, and to-day he
was almost entirely recovered, lint is
still rather weak.
Grand Lodge of Elks.
Special to The vstokian
Cleveland, July 8. The Grand
Lodge of the Benevolent Order of
lilks met Iktc this morning. Exalted
Grand Ruler Quintan made the open
ing address Adjourned till "Wednes
President ai:irisois Movements
v -j .5 1 T11 - A - : I
Gait. May. X. J.. July 8. The
president left ih-s morning for "Wash
ington. Vp In the TVinctich.
Special to Tiik Astoiuan.I
Boston, July S. To-day has been
the hottest of the season, the ther
m miet-r at the signal station register
ing 91 -' at 2:30 p.m.
t IS XX ZHLA.T I S 1ML
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1X 1 1 icatcrSL, Baltimore, Md.
For nearly Sj o.ors I Miflered with rheuma
tism in mm uinl iiiuuUlcr; could not lift mv
nn. lsss than iwo buttles of St Jacobs Oil
cured inc. W. H. IIKESON.
Of Many YoimV Standing.
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My ezti- hn rJieumatLan. of mauy years
(landing, contra ted during the war; tried
most ewiA tliiiiK without relief. St. Jacob)
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The "True Business" Regarding
Special to Tin: Astorian.1
New York, July 3. The WorltTs
Washington special says: Speaking of
the Chinese minister's threat of retalia
tion, representative Hermann, of Ore
gon, said that in his opinion the min
ister must have been taking something
stronger than tea. The Chinese gen-
.erauv aresurewu, tjueiituuu&ijjiaciuua
in diplomacy. The question of exclnd-
h)g (J" a jabor question of this
country. There is not a laboring or
ganization in the United States that
will not make it its own.
'Speaking for the Pacific slope, I
will sav.' continued representative
Hermann, "that the Chinese govern
ment may do what it chooses towards
preventing American capital, Amer
ican commerce and the American peo
ple from going there. But one thing
is certain, aud that is, that Chinese
cheap labor can't come here. No
amount of threatened retaliation will
ever cause us to take a backward blep
on that question. Chinese retaliation
will be a dead loss to the Chinese.
Auy obstacles iu the way of the im
migration of American citizens, the
importation of Amcricau cattle and
the importation of American products
to China would be for China to cut off
herowu nose in order to spite her face."
'The Chinese had "better uot sound
their gong o loud,'" said representa
tive Vanuevcr. "It won't do them any
good. We are going to continue to
exclude the Chines. We had the
consent of the Chinese government to
all the legislation we have enacted
against Chinese immigration, and it is
too late to kick now."'
LOWER CALIFORNIA SEIZURE.
Col. roster's Trip lo Hie Pcoiusiila
aud His Opinion.
Tin: matt 1:1: will i:i:si:tt 1.1:0.
Sp-ci.ll b Tin: IiXitkii Titus-..
Washington, July 8. As a result
of Col. Fosteivi recent trip to Califor
nia and Lower California, made at
the instance of attorney general Miller,
for the purjiose of obtaining exact in
formation as to the alleged conspiracy
on the part of the English company
to take forcible possession of the
peninsular of Lower California, and
hold it against the Mexican govern
ment, the department of jnstice is
now in possession of the real facts iu
the case. The English company in
question is entitled the Mexican land
aud colonization company, and had
undoubtedly made careful prepara
tions to seize the peninsula, and es
tablish an independent govemmeut
The premature explosion of the plan
was all that prevented its consuma
tion. CoL Foster said lo day that he did
not believe there would be any fur
ther attempts to seize Lower Califor
nia. The Mexican government wjis
forewarned, and would protect her
self agaiust a repetition of the plot
Moreover, the English company that
had inspired the scheme, will have a
good deal of explaining to do lothe
Mexican government, before it is
through with the affair.
Vi'armAptln in Chicago.
Special to Tin: Astoiuan.I
Chicago, July 8. The day opened a
little warmer than yesterday, the low
asfc point touched by the mercury being
76. At 1 o'clock it was .)G
Fearfully Hot in Kotiiam.
Special to The Astoman.1
New York, July 8. Thi- is the hot
test day Now York has eip. 'i.'niv.l in
a number of years. A l.irf number
of people were reported prostrated.
At 3 o'clock the thermometer was 100.
Hot Weather on the Jirir Canal.
Special to T11 -: Am okian.
Syracuse, N. Y., July 8. The ther
mometer registered 93" in the shade at
3 p. M.
A Co-operative I'lan l"ro?oseI.
Special to Tiik AfeTous .J
Chicago, July 8. The Join mil
publishes an interview with president
Fish, of the Illinois Central, outlining
a plan which he is about to lay before
his employes. It is in brief that they
shall deposit with the compaiij a cer
tain portion of their earnings, to bo
invested for their benefit in securities
of the company.
Taking "Women Out in Ilow II0.1N.
The Fall River accident, which re
sulted in the drowniug of eight peo
ple, was only what is fairly certain lo
happen when one or two men who
know nothing about boating pad: six
or eight women into a small boat and
take them out on a rough day. A few
rules might be formulated for ihe
benefit of men who know nothing
about the handling of asail or even an
oar. We would suggest ihe-e: 1. Don't
take more than six women out boat
incr when the water is rough, ii. Don't
take six women out when the water
isn't rougli. 3. Don't take any women
out in either case. 4. Don't go out
yourself. These fonr "don'trf," care
fully followed, will preveut great loss
of life. It wouldn't be a bad idea to
post them up in a boat house.
Children y for Pitcher's Castoria
mien Baby vrcs sick, wo cavo her Castoria.
(Then she was a Child, she cried for Castoria,
(Then she became Miss, sho clung to Castoria,
?7bcn sho had Children, she gave them Caatorii
Victory f er an Insurance Couity
S. 8. Conovku, Agt. Noi thwcNtcrn
Mutual Life Insurance Co-of Manistee,
Micli.,sajs: "I had rlieiiiiiitisu twenty
years; used clutches ten years. From
the use of powerful liniments myjiip
and knee had lost nearly all strength.
Hibbard's Rheumatic Syrup has cured
me, and 1 wish to herald to all, the
merits of the wonderful medicine." For
sale by J. W.Conu.
A "FIDDLE" DID IT,
A Mnsician's Encounter Willi Hat
tlesiiaies in California.
IIFI'UIILICAXS AT V'OllIC TX S. I
Spe i.u in Tim: I'nitiw i'iies
Oakland. Cal.. July a The
mains of a man were found yesterday,
and identified to-day as Frauds Kirk,
aged fifty years, a resident of south
San Francisco. Last Saturday Kirk
and a man named Kolr.i, put off from
shore in a skiff to secure a small boat,
which was drifting in the bay. The
skiff was struck by a wave and upset.
Kirks feet became entangled in a coil
of rope aud he was drowned. Kahn
also went to the bottom.
WKY HE KILLED HIMSELF.
The Tacoma IJaalt Casliier Was
a Heavy Kcalt)- Plunder.
Special toTiiK AsroniAN.l
Tacoma, July 5. Reports that are
current now begin to account for the
sensational and sudden suicide
Thursday of R. 1L Passmore, cashier
of the Security batik. Mr. Passmore
was a heavy plunger in Gray's Har
bor terra Anna. He bought a few
months ago about 40 acres two miles
back from that city, paying S350 an
acre. The price was very large for
the properly, though the cashier be
lieved at the time that he was acquir
ing a "snap"' iu a future metropolis.
Subsequently a few friends when ho
informed them of the investment told
him he had paid too much for the laud.
It did not increase in value as Pass-
more expected it would, and it is said
he had to take the bank's money to
meet payments. President A. J. Hay
ward, of the bank, eluded him over
the investment and criticized hiin for
going in so deeply. The dead cashier's
salary was 2,500 a year. He brooded
over this investment a great deal, aud
it is believed that this had a great deal
to do with his suicide.
President Hay ward denies criticising
Passmore harshly. The remains aro
now at St. Paul en route to Milwau
kee, where his widow and two small
children await the body.
It has also been learned that Pass
more went into Anacortcs really ex
tensively at a late day, and that he was
unable to meet his opligations sifter
the collapse. He asked the bank to
help him out This request was re
fused, the bank declining to back his
investments so extensively.
Quite a number of Gray's harbor
speculators have their accounts m the
Security bank. Passmore could not
stand the humuliation consequent
upon the failure of his investments.
Artesian Well at Etlvcr'.itlc.
Spcciil to Tiik Astoh-anI
llivintsiDE, Cal., July 8. -This
morning Geo. A. Fnllerton, in sinking
an artesian well on his ranch in this
city, struck a ilow at a depth or 111
feet The water Hows freely over the
pipe teirfeet above the ground. This
is the lirst artesian well ever struck at
".7JTSIC IIATII CHARMS."
Sweet Strains Sootlis
Tuo Itat tiers.
Sp cul to Tin: AsroniAN.
ErvnitANo, Cat, July 8. A musi
cian named Paul Keister who lives
near here had a fight with a couplo of
rattlesnakes in Sonoma county last
Sunday morning. Keister is a violin
ist of considerable ability and he is
called to furnish music for dancing
parties here abouls. Last S.iturd iy
night he played at a dance given at a
f.um house back of Ynlnpa mountain
and in the morning he :tarie.l wr
home, over 1 trail tint led through a
deep cumm the r,i.h.sof which aro
exceedingly t-teep. At one pjint in
Ihiseanvon the trail is very nanoiv,
Inning Lveu cut into the hide of a 1
mountain and it abruptly rounds a
projection that stands out from the
walLs or a ravine. Leister was trudg
ing along the path aid his violin box
was under his arm when ua was 1
startled by the ring of a rattle sunke
and looking up ho round he w.ta con
fronted by a monsier rattler i hat lay
direclly iu his path.
Keister turned to run. but another
warning from the weeds near by the
side of the path warned him not to
advance in that direction. With his
hair standing on end, he backed up
against the rock and eyed ihe snakes
thai hail coiled themselves and were
angrily rattling their tails. Escape
was impossible, and Keister would
have taken 59 cents for his life, when
it occurred to him that music had a
soothing effect on snakes, and pulling
his violin out of tlie Ikix, he began to
play. The sound of the violiu at
tracted the attention of the snakes,
and they soon stretched themselves
out on the ground and began lo glide
in ihe direction of the player. Keister
says when he saw the snakes coming
towards him his hair actually danced
on his head, and with uervc3 com
pletely uustrung, ho sawed away on
his violin regardless of harmony.
When the snakes got within two feet
of him they coiled themselves and
reared their heads. Tlfey were close
lo each other, and at last, becoming
desperate under the glare of their eyes,
Keister caught his violiu by the neck
and brought it down on the heads of
the snakes, who were stunned by the
blow. The musician followed up the
advantage quickly and dispatched the
snakes. His violin was damaged, the
back being broken in, but Keister re
joiced at having got away with his life.
One of the snakes measured eight feet
in leugth and had thirteen rattles.
A CAPTAIN'S FHXKKAIj. j
Chinese Sent Back to Their
Special to Tine Astoui ax.
San Francesco, July 8. Tho
f rnieral of Capt Geo. H. Douglas, of
the Oceanic Steamship Co., took
place this morning.
The steamer Citg of Rio DeJanetco
sailed for the Orient tonlay, taking
back a large number of Chinese.
A Steamer From the Orients.
SpeCl.ll l TllK ASTOKIA.V.I
San Francisco, July 8. The
steamer Gaelic is due from China and
SPECIE PAYMENTS SUSPENDED.;
The Uraiay Legislate Sauctiousi
tlie Bill WHICH I
is effective roiz SIX MOST IIS.
r'pecial by TiiKlfctrKu 1kis.
London, July S. The Times prints
a dispatch dated Buenos Ayreswith
reference to the liuaneial crisis in
Uruguay. The dispatch slates Uru
guayan legislation met iu special ses
sion last Sunday, the Gth, to consider
what course to pnrsue in view of the
suspicion of specie payments by the
National bank. A bill was passed
which will hi promulgated at once,
sanctioning the suspension of specie
payments for six months. This action
has alarmed thejncrcbanU', and a depu-
tation waited upon the finance min
ister, who assured the merchants inac
the government had no intention
of resorting lo a forced currency.
The government fears that the peo
ple will not accept the paper currency
but desires to save the National bank
if possible by the present intermediate
measure. If the effort to si?sist the
bank fails it will be forced to liquid
ate ou the best terms attainable.
I riignayan Finances.
Spec. 1! to Tit k AsTOitiAN.j
Monteveido, July S. - Tncrc is 11 u
abatement in the financial panic. In
order to stop the run 011 the banhs
the government litis issued a decree
making yesterday a national holiday.
One million live hundred thousand
dollars in gold is on its way here from
Ruenos Ayres. It is hojed that on
il3 sirrival the financial distrfts will
Knssian Crop Kcpcrt.
Spi-cl tl to Till'. Am out N.l
St. PETEitsnumi, July 8. An offi
cial report says at the lieginningof
June the winter and summer crops in
western and southern European
Russia were very good in some dis
tricts and fairly good in others but in
the oastern provinces the crops were
less satisfactory. It is expected that
a large quantity will be available for
export An increased demand is cx
pcclcd in view of the bad Indian
harvest and unfavorable outlook for
American winter wheat. The steamer
communication has been opened via
the Azov sea between Chardjni on
the Amudaria and Kasanlik on the
Won by "Orvillc."
Spru.il in Tiik ast ik:ax.
London, July 8. "Orvilic" won Port
land stakes atLeiceistcr to-day: "Pater
Flower" second; "Reverend" third.
Crack: Shots With tlic Uif le.
hvi.u 1" fiiK A.sroi:i,K.l
Rp.niiiN, July 8. -In the rille con
tests to-day, liusse Ivrauz aud
Sehrooder, of New York, won the cups.
ICcmtion With 2Sis family Over
.Sih-ei.il toTiiK AsrnuiAN.l
I Oautand, Cat, July 8. Peter
i Eustace, a gardener, employed at
i Notre D.une convent, has become de
J ranged. Some years ago, he was
resunng in r ranee wiiu nui who ami
a large family of children, and round
it very dififcnlt to make a living.
The old fellow became weary of
struggling for bread, and one day he
look with him his oldest daughter, and
without biddiug the other meinlers of
his family farewell, departed from
i home for America
After shifting around the country,
J he lliiHlly located in Alameda,
Eu-t;uv, however, did not forget his
1 vi, but kept up a corrspoudeiiC'1
, wirn her and it was by this means
th.it hhe learned that he w.ts living in
, Al itncda. L 1st wvek trie ol I man
: waa surprised by the appearance of
his wifo and family, who had cro-sed
the ocean lo j un him. It is said that
the shock of the unexpected viait is
the cause of his present insanity.
iuAic:c5i.iE ! .ws:it5 0:.
i.us Angeles Icwnl2ienijs t:i
Secl il :. Tiik Astokias
Los AxnuiiKs, July 8. -At anneling
or the Republican county convention
to-day. to select 0'J delegates to the
slate" convention, resolutions were
adopted, instructing the delegates to
stand by Col. H. IL Mark ham for
governor, first and last. They ..lso
commend Harrison's administration,
speaker Reed's rulings, the Republican
tariff legislation with the protection
principle in view, aud the efforts to
restore silver to its righlful place as a
FAT HI It JfJMFJCKKO SIHCSCA.
A Monument to His memory.
Special to Tiik Astouiax.I
San Francisco, July 8. -About six
months ago Mrs. Senator Stanford ex
pressed a desire to have a monument
erected in Monterey, in honor of the
memory of Father J utnpero Scrra, the
Catholic priest who landed at Mon
terey in 1770, and founded the lirst
mission there, known as Carmeln
mission. Arrangements were at once
made for building the mounmeut, and
the contract let some time ago to a
San .lose marble firm. Mrs. Stanford
has donated $3,000 which is to cover
the expense of the work.
Weather Probabilities. .
S.X'Ci.U toTlIK ASTOUIAX.I
San Francisco, July 8. - The sigunl
service ofiice reports weather proba
bilities for the next HI hours are as
follews: For Oregon anil "Washing
ton, local rains from the latitude of
Portland northward, fair weather;
elsewhere, westerly winds and cooler.
Sort; MiouluVt Ctirtl.
Charles A, Stiles, ISO Carroll st, Uitr
falo, N. Y., writes :
'1 have been a clerk in the Continen
tal Hotel, corner Exchange and Michi
gan streets for some years, and fir&t
usihIAt.lcock's Tonus I'i.astkks .three
j'cars ago for a sore shoulder. I fell
down stairs and ::ot a tcrrlh'e wremh
and hrni-e. For several weeks I suf
fered acute pain in the shoulder joint
and, gelling no j-eiier. or only tempo
rary, from numerous liniments, I put
r.u an Ai.i.cohcs Tonus Tlastkr;
kept it on for two or tip eo weeks and
ntv shou'der va. welt They also
cured nie in six weeks of a most obsti
nate form of dyspepsia."
Q. XL W.
Procession -in Honor of
OUR DISTINGUISHED GUESTS.
Pule Reception and Welcome in
:a i:li:a r, music axu sweches
Yesterday afternoon at 2o'clo"jk, the
steamer T. J. Poller arrived with the
officers and representatives of the
grand lodge, A. O. TJ. "W., of the juris
diction which embraces Oregon,
"Washington aud British Columbia
and numbers among its subordinate
lodges, -1,S09 members.
The reception committo of Seaside
Lodge, No. 12, with the Furnish Tem
perance band in their new uniforms,
mot the visitors at Fiavel's dock, and
escorted them to tho opera hoase,
while their baggage was taken by
wagons. On entering tlse hall mayor
Crosby made a brief address of wel
come as a member of Si aside lodge,
and a.: chief executive of the city, ex
tended to the distinguished viouora an
official welcome, and tendered them
tho rredomoi the city.
- They had licen assigned io rooms on
the steamer, before arriving here, by a
committee who had given them cards
with the address thereon, and on
arriving at the opera house, different
brothers of this city accompanied the
visitors to their respective quarters,
The grand master and grand re
corder have their headquarters in tho
loung budding ou West Ninth street,
in rear of Osgood s store.
During the balance of the afternoon
the visitors enjoyed themselves in
looking around the city, some of- them
in greeting old friends, vhilo others
formed new acquaintances which will
eventually ripeu'into friendship and
be long and pleasantly remembered.
TIIC STREET PARADE.
At an early hour in the evening,
long before Old Sol had retired to his
couch beneath the bright waters of the
Pacific, the "Workmen began to as
semble in front of the opera house.
At 0:19 r. jr. the procession was
formed under the direction of Dr. Jay
Tuttle as grand marshal, aided by
several brothers. The Astoria Drum
Corps, radiant in their blue and gold
uniforms, and everyhoy a colonel, for
Ihey wear r. silver eagle on each
shoulder strap, headed the column,
followed by a long line of Astoria's
prominent citizens, membera or Sea
side Lodge, inarching in twos, each
wearing the haudsomo and patriotic
badge of the order with i!s prominent
characteristics of a circle, sliiold aud
Then came the Finnish Temperance
band in their now and bright uni
form'', discoursing fine marching
music, while after them were the grand
lodge representative?, marching by
twos, their maul- breasts adorned
with the blue and gold badges of their
rank, while the officers of the grand
lodge were in carriages.
It was a long and imposing proces
sion, for in its ranks were many men
of prominence, including lawyers,
judges clergymen, teachers, editors,
professors city, county, state aud
federal officers, business men and rep
resentatives of nearly ail trades.
After marching through Lafayette.
Second. Olney aud Third streets, past
the U. P. dock, up the hill, through
Cedar street and down West Ninth to
Third, the ronle w.os continued down
Third to the opera house for
THE EVENING RECEPTION.
There were so manv members of
the order and such a large nnmbcr of
ladies and citizens that it was a long
lime before all were seated, but when
they were, there were no empty scats
in the honse, exespt away back in the
upper end of tho gallery.
The lirst number -was au opening
overture at 7:55 r. 11 , by Profs. Fran
cis and D'Elia on violins, Prof. An
gela on the harp and Mrs. Rannells
on the piano.
Dr. Jay Tuttle 211 a few appropriate
remarks, referred to the occasion
which wa3 to be honored, the extent
and membersliip of the order repre
sented and its cardinal principles as
found in the motto, Charity, Hope
and Protection, and invited the atten
tion of the audience to the living pic
ture which would represent thnt
The curtain then rose and a fiue
illustration was presented to the de
lighted gtizc of the large audience.
Formed of slender posts Irinimed with
ivy were openings with arched tops
and four panels, reaching clear across
the stage. In each of these four
panels stood two brothers iu the uni
form of Select Knights, A. O. TJ. "W.,
with swords at a present. In the
three openings, just under tho arches,
were three beautiful young ladies rep
resenting Charity, Hope and Protec
tion, while above them reaching clear
across tho four panels and three arches
were the words of the motto, neatly
lettered on white muslin, bordered
with ivy, while above tho center arch,
over the motto, was the picture of
John J. Unchurch, or father Up
church, :is he is usually
called, the founder of tho
order. Miss Lena Spelmier
at Ihe right of the stage was Charity,
Miss Gussic Grav, in the centre on a
pedestal, slightly higher than tho
others was Hope, and Miss "Winnie
McKeau, on her left was Protection.
At either side of each fignro wcro two
of tho guards of honor, and -behind
them was a handsome drop scene,
representing a garden, and forming a
While this was seen, brother F. D.
"Winton in a few remarks alluded to
the motto as illustrated bv the nictnro
and extolled the signification, show
ing its connection with the teachings
and principles of tho order. As the
curtain fell, the audience applauded
so heartily and continuously that the
curtain was lifted and the scene again
given to view.
' After the living figures had retired
tho curtain roso and remained up for
the balance of the evening.
Miss Jennie Houghton, of Seattle,
was introduced, and being recognized
audience who had the
sweet voice on
the Fourth was greeted with applause.
Miss Logan on the piano, and Prof.
.brancis on the noun accompanied
Miss Houghton, who rendered artis
tically in a clear and sweet voice, the
requsite solo, uAh, So True," tho fnll
notes rising high and clear like the
carol of a feathered songster in the
early morning air, when all nature
seems attuned to harmony, and the
fortunate listener drinks in the glori
ous flood of music Perfect silence
pervaded the large audience, intent
on catching every sound, and when
the fair singer retired they insisted
on an encore which was gracefully
given in that sweet old ballad, "The
Last Rose of Summer," and warmly
Master Terry McKean sang excel
lently forso young a lad, being accom
panied on tho piano by his sister. Miss
Katie McKean, and on being encored,
rendered finely another song.
Grand master T. A. Stephens, grand
foreman J. J. Daly and brother Ed
ward A. "Weed took seats upon the
platform, and the latter then delivered
the address oE welcome to the grand
master and members of tho grand
lodge, in the name of Seaside lodge,
having a membership of. nearly one
fourth tho voters of Astoria Thejgrand
master was congratulated as occupy
ing in some respects a pronder posi
tion than even tho governor of this
state, for he presides over a body of
men, members of a noble order, and
whose jurisdiction embraces Oregon,
"Washington and Rritish Columbia.
Allusion was made to Father Up-
church, and the fact that though last j
montn in at. .uouis a monument was
erected to his memory, yet his grandest
monument will be the endearing re
collections of him which will ever be
enshrined in the hearts of the thou
sands of members of this order, and
the many widows and orphans bene
fitted by the grand order he has
founded. "We extend to our honored
visitors open bauds, open hearts and
open homes, and only regret their
stay will not be numbered by weeks
instead of days. "We recognize them
as an organization bound by ennobling
ties of unity whose teachings make
better citizens, truer husbands and
Grand Master T. A. Stephens
responded appropriately and eloquent
ly to the address of welcome, accepting
it gratefully in behalf oE the grand
lodge, and thanking this lodge and
the public for so warm a greeting and
so cordial a reception. This jurisdic
tion has a membership oE 4,800, who
are tlie custodians of 9,000,000 of in
surance, and as often as a claim
matures it 13 promptly paid, never
contested, and the members always
feel assured, that if they suddenly pass
away, their dear ones wiU be kindly
cared for by their surviving brothers.
During the ten years this grand lodge
has been in existence it has disbursed
to tho families of deceased brothers,
over half a million dollars, and never
a dollar has been lost or misappro
priated. The progress oE the order
was referred to, and an instanco re
lated of how a lodge was established
at Bridal Veil where strong preju
dices appeared against it, but were
utterly unfounded. The scope aud
teachings were portrayed and mem
ber urged to greater zeal.
Music was rendered by the orches
tra, and the nezt ranking officer was
Grand foreman J. J. Daly made an
interesting speech of ten minutes.
Asloria was complimented on her
wonderful progress made during the
ten years which have elapsed since
his former visit, and though he ex
pected a change, ho was agreeably
surprised at tho marked improve
ments. The aims,' objects and benefits
of the order were appropriately re
ferred to, and due credit given to Sea
side for her rapid growth, the result
of tho earnest labors oE active mem
bers. He was glad to be present, and
to receive such a cordial greeting, and
hoped that the future progress of this
lodge and city might be onward aud
upward to success.
The musical gem oE the evening
was the artistic presentation of "The
Mocking Bird" on the violin, by Prof.
D'Elia, with harp accompaniment, by
Prof Angela His peculiar lingering
o the strings with tho left hand was
artistic and produced such a wond
rous imitation of a bird as to prove
highly interesting to the delighted
audience, who insisted on a repetition.
Brother D. oolis Uohen, oE 'ort
land, on "behalE of grand master
Stephens, presented to Seaside lodgo
a magnificent badge of solid gold on
blue ribbon, which cost $275, and was
given because the lodgo had initiated
more members than any lodge in the
jurisdiction during the hal year just
closed, having taken in eighty-nine
new members. The address was elo
quent, fitting allusion being made to
the grand truths taught by the order
and its cardinal principals which ap
peal strongly to every man who has
some one or more dependent upon
him for support, and especially to the
ladies for whose benefit it was organ
ized and is condiJtSSd.
Brother F. D. "Winton appropriately
responded, accepting tho. elegant gift
on behalE o Seaside lodge, and feel
ingly alluding to the member who
had done more than any other in win
ning it, but who was unfortunately
absent this evening. The fact of our
wonderfully diversified membersliip,
so many nationalities being repre
sented in the lodge in this city was
stilted, and iu befitting terms tho
badge was accepted and by the speaker
pinned upon the breast oE foreman
Adolph Johnson, acting master work
man of Seaside lodge.
Mis3 Gussie Gray rendered beauti
fully a charming ballad, with Miss
Georgia Badollet as accompanist 011
the piano, and on being recalled
favored the audience with auother
Brother Jay Tuttle then thanked,
the audience for their pres
ence and attention, and invited all to
rise and join in singing "Anld Lang
Syne," which was led by F. D. Win
ton, luiss jeumexiougmon unu. iuiss
Gussie Gray, with Mrs. Logan aa
pianist, and was sung with a hearty
zest by all.
This closed a decidedly interesting
and attractive program of just two
hours, and if tho hearty applause
rendered is any criterion by which to
j judge, it may safely be said that the
hundreds o people present were well 1 at the present time; and the sea cap
entertained, tain oE to-day is precisely tho same
Many of the representatives are ac- potent, autocratic, and in all essential
companied by ladies, and as tho latter matters, absolute monarch that the
will be left alone while the gentlemen position known when Cooper received
are in the grand lodge, Tire Astorian j his naval education, or Dana served
suggests that they be fonnd by the I ''before the mast." Public opinion
wives and families of our citizens and .and that wide-spread knowledge of
efforts made to entertain them ap- the details and workings in every de
propriately. partment o human affairs that have
These distinguished visitors come j obtained of late years have, however,
irom an sections ot tuis great; empiro
of the northwest, are banded together
in a noble order by ties of fraternity
whose value has been tested again and
again, and it is eminently fitting that
we each and all extend to them all
the courtesies in our power, that thev
may have a delightful visit here, and
carry with them to their respective
homes delightful memories of their
brief sojourn among us, which shall
be pleasing to contemplate in after
years when the dark veil which now
obscures tho future shall have been
lifted by the hands of time, when the
future shall have become the present,
and still continue to suggest pleasant
reminiscences when even the present
shall have merged into the shadowy
past and gone rolling down the dim
aisles of the long ago.
AH ABSOLUTE MONARCH.
Tlie Powers anil Prerogatives of a
Sliif s CaBtaiii.
tiii: voxTnoh of a masteii
Over UN Ship aud Grew How anil "When
Up Shall Divide KeiionsiIii!ity?
A Case in Point.
Although the commander of the
ship at spa may not, like Alexander
Selkirk, lie "monarch of all lie sur
veys," as a waste of old ocean lies all
about him over which humanity can
pretend to little control, ho may still
lay claim to the title of sovereign Avith
mora of authority and self-confidence
that can characterize the assumption
oE any potentates ou land, since all the
civilized nations oE the earth, and tlie
customs o till people, are united in
placing behind aud underneath him
the sanction of law, and oE supporting
him to tho utmost in thi3 position,
while he .traverses the main on
voyages intent. So far as his vessel in
every part and interest is concerned,
he is indeed a monarch oE tho most
absolute type, and the only things in
connection of which it may be said
that he is not in most complete con
trol, are the natnral forces that the
ship is bound to meet and contend
with, and which, if he cannot com
mand or master, he
nr mnstor. I10 i? nfc ln.isf flip.
leading spirit in encountering and
A ship at sea constitutes a world o
itself, wi tli population, community, in
terests, pnrsuits and experiences as
complete and clearly defined as can
characterize any state or nation on the
land, and far more than cau attach to
any municipality in these departments.
Often for long periods oE time isolated
from tho world of humanity and from
all community associations other than
are to be found within its own limits,
it exists as a lone planet in a universe,
snojecc miteeu 10 natural taws, one in
dependent and unconscious of what
may be going forward iu or influencing
other similar creations, no matter
whero or under what circumstances
found. Its resources for provision for
natural necessities, for tho happiness citizen spectators of the fight that
and welfare of its people, for social, j happened to be involved in the fire,
domestic and religious performances, 1 for advice or opinions with regard to
and even for the conservation of life condnct? Yet a similar condition
itself, must be self-contained; and, J would bo that of the captain oE a ship
while there i3 literally only the thick-1 taking counsel or advice from his pas
ncss o a plank between the individuals 1 sengers and crew in a desparate strait.
o it3 company and death, there are I Not only would he not pursue any
leagues and leagues of division separat
ing them from participation in or any
association with the affairs of human
ity, as represented on the earth's sur
face. TnE NECKKTTIRS OU THK CASC
It is equally true that humanity
chauges or modifies none of its usual
characteristics by being isolated on
shipboard, and that the company alone
on tlie ocean has the same needs and
wants, identical manners and propen
sities as its counterpart on the laud.
There are the same tendencies to right
and wrong doing, the same dispositions
to selfishness and excesses that exist 1
feund: but there Is not and can not
be equal provision for coping with and
controlling the inilnences of ignor-
ance, viciousness ifiid depravity that
is active in communities larger and
existing in groups, and bound by mu
tual ties and appointments to the sup
port of each other or a consolidated
whole. On laud countless checks in
myriad forms meet tho individual,
careless or willful or defiant, on every
hand; on the sea tho iron rule of a
master hand must stand for all these
checks and regulations, while tho re -
spdnsibility of tho ruler must be pro-
portioned to the character and pecu -
liaritiesof the situation.
It was under these views of the case,
followed ont in whatever direction
they might lead, that tlie ship's cap -
tain was long ago made the absolute
monarch of the littlo world he was ap -
pointed to rnle; and the Jaws and pro -
ceedings of ail nations having refer -
ence to this department of human in
terests have ever since been instituted
accordingly. To say that under such
an institution tho captain was likely to
become a tyrant, remorselessly exer
cising the power delegatcd,and enforc
ing subjection to hi3 will to the last
extreme, is only very largely to do- though a dozen captains were at hand,
scribe the personal characteristics and 1 though these were eqnally intelligent
make-up of tho "old-time" shipmaster, and experienced. But with the adop
while even this elucidation of the 1 tion of a course left to a body of
scope and possibilities of his office frightened, ignorant (iu all marine
falls short ot affording an adequate
exposition of its prerogatives.
THE MODIFICATION OF TIME.
On tho whole, however, the world,
looking on and noting the outcome of
its enactments, and attending occas
ionally to evident abuses that tool
place under them, has concluded that
much more of good than of evil has
resulted from tiiem, and mat. as a
matter 01 nun, mc aiuuuum uuuuujj
conld in no way uo uctter met ami
covered than by their countenance,
minus some excessive powers in the
matters or administering corporal
punishment, and like personal func
tions. And thus, in ellect, they exist
largely Drought about the banishment
o the gross evils and practices that
once stained official life on the high
seas, and have effected transformations
in service that no laws or legislative
devices could fairly reach and modify.
itn regard to the scope of the
captain's office and powers there are
some cardinal principles oE govern
ment and procedure on shipboard
that time ha3 not in the least altered
or changes affected, and which must
probably remain in force as long as
navigation continues. Tho captain
must command absolutely the whole
ship and the interests of every soul of
her company, so far as their connec-
tion with her is concerned, this being
true noies3 ot passengers than crew,
in most important particulars. A cap
tain ip selected because of his exper
ience in every department of nautical
affairs, his ability as a navigator and
sailor, his judgment and readiness of
decision in all matters that may re
quire tho best use of these qualities,
and his fitness to assume the 'charge
of life and property upon the ship
that shelters the same, under all ex
igencies and contingencies that may
arise in making voyages. In the case
o the "liners" of tho great seagoing
steamships o tho present day, these
charges ot life and property have
groivn to enormous proportions and
importance, with, of course, corre
sponding increase in the responsibil
ities attaching, and only men of- the
most exalted character, abilities and
executive qualities can bo called to
It must be remembered that, from
the moment of leaving a port, the
captain assumes the leadership of a
company that can not, for the most
part, except in the merest personal
uaturalacts of eating and drinking
and the like, by any means tako care
oE itself. Even the sailors, of life
long experience perhaps of battling
with winds and waves, are in no "wise
competent to direct their own interests
in a voyage; nor is it at all certain that
on any largo ship all tho officers- are
sure to bo qualified to form part of a
"council of war," or a discussion of
ways and means, a grave exigency
having arisen. As for the passengers,
they are usually in the position of
novice adventurers in a balloon ascen
sion; they can do only as they are told.
In the case of serious disasters or
threatened dangers that may involve"
loss of life or exposure to snffering
there must be a guiding aud restrain
ing influence that is all powerful and
' autiiontative, to prevent manifold acts
t ' ""-J "ia" ould otherwise surely
resnlt from sheer ignorance or exces
sive and blind fear or apprehension.
Iu a case whero life is actually in
danger, while the metms for it3 preser
vation are necessarily limited and re
stricted, and these must be applied or
handled with the most intelligent
judgment and ability, the necessity
for one supreme, all-powerful, direct
ing mind, acting through the person
ality of a leader having authority, and
responsible for results, will be gener
ally recognized and this position tlie
ship's captain exactly fills.
"What would bo thought of an officer
commanding troops who, at the time
of crisis in battle, called upon the en
listed men under his charge, or the
such course, but his whole energies
and efforts would probably be di
rected toward keeping the entire
ship's company under Ms eye and con
trol; and the power vested in him
would be sufficient to enable him to
compel thi3 company to assume any
positions or attempt any course that
lie might command.
The case would be modified some
what indeed Avhen, as was the case in
tlie recent disaster in the City of
Paris, a passing ship, sound and able,
appeared and offered to attempt' the
bettering or tne condition ot passen-
dertaking their safe delivery at some
port. In such case policy, regard for
j public opinion and the prestigo oE
the enterprise he represented, or a
, consenting to the division of re-
sponsibility, might induce a
captain to render the leav
ing of lus vessel by her
passengers optional with themselves;
but it by no means follows that he
mfist adopt this course, or that ho
would not be fully justified bylaw
, and authority in utterly refusing to
1 part with a passenger under such
cirenmstances, as he certainly would
1 in tho case of his officers and crew,
Asa matter oE fact such cases do not
j often arise, butwhen they do take place
the power of the captain is equal to
1 almost any responsibility he will ever
care or dare to assume under it.
1 However pernicious it may seem to
1 render any "one man power" under
1 any circumstances thus comprehensive
aud far extended, it is doubtful if
there is much of real evil in it Given
tlmt tho captain or leader i3 able,
bravo, willing and devoted, the com
pany who must live or die by hi3
condnct are safer and possess infi-
nitelv better chances for success than
matters) utterly helpless passengers,
or onlookcre, what results, better than
greater confusion and enhanced dan
gers could be expected? The recent
saving of the company of the City of
Paris entire, and in the best possible
way under the circumstances, will
doubtless be proof enough for moat
persons that power, ability and good
j jmigemcnt united, as shown in the
pcrson G her captain, were the best
safeguards against extreme disaster.
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