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VOL. XXXV, NO. 4 8. ASTORIA, ORlSOQjy, WKUfllfiSlJAY. AUGUST 13. 1HSW.
TUls ponder never vanes, A marvel oi
iMiiiiy, srfreni'th and wholesomeness. More
-o.ti..i:ilcal ih:ui the ordluary kinds, and can
:i,i: ! Mild in competition with the multi
tude of low tt-st, short weight, alum or phos
t"n pw dors. Sold only in cans. Koyal
itAKivt: I'owhku Go. 10G V'all-st.. N, V.
Lkwis M. Johnson & Co.. Agents, rort
I'M re and Marine and Life
VAN DUSEN & CO., Ag'ts,
Of the Following Reliable Foreign and
Home Companies :
Liverpool and London and Globe, North
Hrllith and Mercantile. Scottish Union and
National. Hartford of Connecticut, Commer-
ei.u of California, London and Lancashire of
Utcrpool, Commercial Union of London,
Guardian of London. Northwest of Portland,
Mutual Life of New York.
Prompt,Liberal Adjustments Guaranteed
I . "W. CASE
California Marine Ins. Co., S. F.
Columbia Fire and Marine Ins. Co.,
Home Mutual Insuiance Co.,S. F.
Phoenix of London.
Imperial of London.
Robb & Parker,
Fire and Marine Insurance,
Wttli an Aggregate dpit.il of
IMPERIAL, or London.
CALIFORNIA, of California.
CONNECTICUT, of Hartford.
OAKLAND IIO.M K, of Oakland
LION, of Ixindiin.
FIREMAN'S FUND, of California.
QUEEN, or London.
C. P. Upshur,
Shipping and Commission Merchant
main St. Wharf. Astoria, Oregon.
Barbour S Salmon Nel Twines. '
NEPTUNE r.r.in.1 Salii.i.u Tv.inc
Wooni:E!ti: .i:.. i.!iu':inrruit..
SEINES and NETTING
Or all :")iu rip'! i.i i:-: i !i.V. -i
F.i'-I r i'iv.
FIRE InMf-'- '-
I :-.tt4l in F:r : n.t-s i.m,..iir..
I Slil.liA.... M.lII'..i.I. -n;ili
0Ut; . Y :ik
Acncj l'jtciftc Ki press and WclU.I'arpo.V Co.
Two Choice BIks in Adair's Astoria
FOB SALE IXV
Van Onsen & Co
Lots in Block -'8,? S200.
Lots in Block "8 8" 150.
Half Cash, Balance in Three
and Six Months.
rAH lots staked at four corners.
.8 and 8B
IWIMGATE & STONE, Astoria,
THE "ALICE D." LOST.
She is Brlyen Asliore on a Penin-
sola anil Totally WrecM.
ARREST OF CORRVVT OFFICIALS
Special by Thk Unitko I'kiuh
Svn Diego, Cal., Aug. 12. Two
months ago H. A. Howard sent the
Alice D. in charge of Capt Albert
Blair on a coal prospecting trip to
operate on the east side of the Gulf of
California. The Alice J), "was the
second largest schooner in the bay
and the captain took a crew of four to
man her. This morning Howard re
ceived a telegraphic message from
captain Blair at Real del Castillo,
lower California, informing him that
the vessel was driven ashore on July
25th, on the east side of the peninsula,
the vessel being a total loss. All
hands were saved.
Tliey Arc Traitors to Tliclr Trust
Special to Thk Astoria.
OakiiAkd, Cal., Aug. 12. Chief
jailer Woolsey and assistant jailer John
Morrison were arrested last evening on
warrants sworn out by collector Phelps,
and they were subsequently released
on bonds in the sum of S5.000 each. "
The evidence of their guilt seems
pretty strong. Special treasury agent
Adams does not hesitate in charging
the crime of aiding Chinese to escape
to the two officials, and says he has
sufficient evidence to convict both.
Morrison has been surrendered by his
A AVIFE BEATER
Receives Deserved I'lminliiiiciit.
Special to Thk astoiuax.1
Carson, Nev., Aug. 12. Geo. Olds,
of the Brunswick mill, had words
with his wife to-day, and abused her.
She told her brother who promptly
thrashed Olds. When Mrs. Olds re
turned home in the evening Olds beat
her. Forty or fifty wood drivers in
Empire captured the wife beater and
took his shoes off, put him in a wagon
and ran him into tho river, clothe3
and alL They repeated tho per
formance three times and the last time
he was left to shift for himself.
THE AVII1SKEY. TRUST
Now Have Competition In Cali
fornia. Special to The Astoriax.
San Fbancisco, Aug. 12. For
several years there has not been any
distillery in operation on the Pacific
coast. The whiskey trust having
Rhinrul opxrjto iu oxiti ouitl tueni so
low that there was no profit in the
business. The recent increase of
prices, made by the trust, has had its
effect however, and a distillery at
Antioch which has a capacity of 12,
000 gallons per day started up jeslcr
day. New Regarding Major Scott.
Special to Thk Astouian
San Diego, Aug. 12. A report
comes from the City of Mexico that
when the Mexican government made
tho demand on the .English govern
ment for Major Scott's return to Mex
ico, on account of his filibustering
scheme, they were notified that he
died on his wav to India. Maior
Scott was general manager of tho In
ternational company at the time of
A Clilnamcn Gets 5,000.
Special to Tin: Astohian.1
San Fbanctsco, Aug. 12. Lee Aut,
a Chinnmrm formerly omnlnvprt hv
two biolhers named McClellan, near
, San Mateo, was awarded a verdict of
So.OOO in the circuit court io-dav. In
.npnl (f last year the brothers accused
Ant of steulin.tr some valuables. They
beat him and hanged him until he was
nearly dead. The Chinaman brought
a suit vitn the result as stated.
Wrestling IfiatcU Arranged.
pt. i.il m'lilKAsrOKIAN.t
San Fkancisco, Aug. 12. Parson
Davis, lepiesenting Evan Lewis, and
D. S. Mclieod of the Olj rapic club,
met to-day and sierned articles for a
wrestling match between tho latter
and Lewis for $100 a side in tho latter
part of this month.
Arrival of E:ih tern in older.
Special te.Tm: ISTORIAX.
Sax FnANcisco, Aug. 12. Tho long
expected consignment of eastern
molders for tho manufacturers ar
rived this morning at -1 o'clock. There
were twenty-three in number. The
strikers were on the alert, and have
already managed to secure eleven of
ne new importations.
We desire to say to our citizens that
r years we have been sellinc Dr.
King's New Discovery for Consumption,
Dr. King's New Life Pills, Buklen's Ar
nica Salve and Electric Bitters, and
have never handled remedies that sell
as well, or that have given such univer
sal satisfaction. "We no not hesitate to
rrnarantfp. fhp.in pvp.rv tmip. nml vp
! stand ready to refund the purchase
price, if satisfactory results do not fol
low their use. Thee rcinedirb have
1 won tlielr great popularity purely on
their merits. J. "W. Conn, Druggist.
Blocks 200x200, $300 to $400. Lots 50x100 to 350 feet, $40 to $100.
Choice Property is now on the market, and is the Finest Summer Resort on the Coast. It joins the Seaside Hotel
property on the south, and has one-half of river frontage, on the Necanicuni river with fine boating and fishing.
AN ALASKA VOLCANO.
Active After 100 Years Kcst.
Spcinl to ! HE ASTORI X 1
? T7ivrTvn Aiif. 11. Thu na
tions around Ounalaska, according to
lm ctntamont. nf n fPllllomnil wl'u lias
just come from there, are beginning lo
have fear or anotuer voicauo wnicn
promises to bieak forth one of these
dajs. It is located nbont 100 miles
from Ounalaska at a place kuowu as
Oonamak. The mountain is a very
high one and most of the time the
lingo crater is enveloped in clouds.
Lately, however, observers near the
volcano have noticed that the sky
above the crater was decidedly black,
and later on a relish tinge Jit up the
top. This is a sign that the volcano is
to become active for the hrst lime in
over one hundred years.
SEW STEAMSniP LINE
Between San Diego and Sand
Special to The Astokiax.1
San Diego, Cal, Aug. 12. W. H.
Clark, of tie shipping firm of Living
ston & Clark; who lately started a lino
of steamers between this city and Ha
waiian islands and San Francisco, is '
authority for the statement that the
news ho has just received is sufficient
ly encouraging to positively insure tho
permanent of the line.
In addition to tho pressing commer
cial outlook a bill has been intro
duced into tho Hawaiian congress to
grant a subsidy of $24,000 a year for
maintaining the line, with excellent
indications of its speedy passage.
HIS LAST DRUNK.
A PorUaM Contractor Dromei
C USTOMS IXHVECTOR JtK WARDED
Special UyTiiB United 1'iiess.
PobtiiAND, Aug. 12.--Iiast Friday
afternoon Pat Mallory, a contractor,
and Nellie Grant, a notorious woman
of the town, took a boat ride, rowiug
to Tom "Williams' floating saloon, be
low Boss island. There they Indulged
in too much drink, and on the return
trip the couple in the boat wanted to
exchange scats, resulting in tho upset
ting of tho craft near Ross island
point Mallory was drowned, but the
woman saved her life by clinging to
the boat The body was recovered
this morning by a strauger, who noti
fied tho coroner, and the remains were
taken to the morgue.
The French courtesan Mario Diane,
who was cut with a kuife last Friday
by her macquoro, Mn rebuilt Eenard,
has left the hospital, and denies that
he did more than to kick her upon
that occasion. It will remain a secret
as to whether the woman wilfully mis
represents the character of the assault
or is bulldozed into telling her yarn
by others of the wliite highbinder
clan. In the police court much sur
priso was created when the chargo of
assault and battery was preferred
against Eenard. Neither the defend
ant nor the woman appeared in court
and judge Tanner fined the "Mac"
$50, the highest penalty for the
S300 For Porter.
Special to Thk AstoeianJ
Portland, Or., Aug. 12. This
morning Judge Deady made an order
in the United States -court that the
custom house inspector, A. A. Porter,
be allowed the sum of S300 for effect
ing the seizure of 230 cans of opium.
The seizure, was made some time
since and the opium was sold about
two weeks -ago bringing Sl,300.
A ss.1 5,000,000 Estate.
apt'ci.tl 10 I iik Astokun.J
Sax Francisco, Aug. 12.--The will
or Nicholas Luring the capitalist, who
died last night, was filed in the probate
court this afternoon. The estate was
valued at over $15,00U,()00, divided
equally among his five children. Not
a cent was left in charity or for public
Republican State Convention.
SlH.-Cl.lt t i UK AST. :! N.I
Sacramento, Aug. 12. The Itepub
lican state convention met at 2 o'clock
llils afternoon and adjourned "until 10
o'clock to-morrow morning, after
various committees were appointed.
Will Edit His l'apcr in Priwou.
Special by The United Press.
San Francisco, Aug. 12. I. N.
Choynski, editor of Public Opinion,
a weekly paper published in this city, j
was sentenced to three years in the i
state prison at Folsom to-day for '
attempted extortion. i
A Millionaire Dead.
Special to Thk Astohian
Sax Francisco, Aug. 12. Nicholas
Luring, the well-known capitalist,
died last night of heart disease. He
leaves an estate valued at from $15,
000,000 to $20,000,000.
It Is a fact," that Hood's Sarsaparilla
does cure scrofula, salt rheum, and other
diseases or affections arising from im
pure state or low condition of the blood,
overcomes the tired feeling, creates a
good appetite, and gives strength 10
every part of the system. Try it
A TERRIBLE EXPLOSION.
Several Hen Literally CooM Alive
A JtLAST riTllXACn IlZIJiSTS.
Special by Tho Uxm d I'sess
Jomet, HL, Aug. 12. There was
an explosion at 1he Illinois steel
works this morning. Blast furnace,
No. 2, sprung a leak and the molten
metal ran out and down into the canal
generating steam, which caused au ex
plosion. The metal was blown in all
all directions, tearing off the top of the
furnace and tho roof of the building.
John Novak and Oscar Sobwoski, em
ployes in tho works, were blown out of
existence. Their remains have not yet
been fonnd. Peter Schrier was horri
bly burned, being literally cooked
alive. He lived half an hour. Tim
McCarthy was burned about tho back
and will die. Several other em
ployes received slight burns.
NO MORE STRIKE.
Trains arc Running all RItfht.
Special by The United Viv-a.
New York, Aug. 12. At tho Grand
Central depot this morning there no
longer existed even the substance of a
strike. The passenger trains were
coming and going with the appear
ance of usual regularity. A telegram
to tho general manager from Syra
cuse says that order has been fully re
stored there and trains are running
without interruption. This, he said,
was tho end of the strike. Vice-president
"Webb says arrangements are be
ing completed lo ruu freight trains.
Vice-president "Webb said also that
the road had all the men it needed
Special to The Astokiax.
New York, Aug. 12. The making
up and sending out of freight trains is
progressing without disturbance.
LAW'liESS WHITE CAPS
Again Causing Trouble Among
Special to The Astoriax.1
Albuquerque, N. M., Aug. 12.
Several weeks ago William Mcintosh,
a sheep-raiser, employed several men
in this city to dig a well for him on
his ranch east of tho mountains, in
Santa Fe county. Tho men were pro
gressing finely, doing their work in
good shape and receiving their wages
every Satnrday night One day last
week a couple of Santa Fc county
"Wliite Caps mado their nppearanco and
told them if they did not censu work
they would be seriously dealt with.
These Santa Fe and San Miguel coun
ty "White Caps are known all over the
territory for their lawlessness. The
men qnit work yesterday aud came to
this city. To-day they declared they
would never return lo work. It mnt
ters not how much Mcintosh would
Soldier Bitten by a Rattlesnake.
Secia1 to TnK astouiax
Globe, Ariz., Aug. 12. A soldier
named Brauin, or troop I, 10th cav
alry, stationed nt Fort Apache, Ariz
ona, was to-day bitten in the face by
a rattlesnake which ho had charmed
and had been juggling with, puttiucr
J its head in his mouth, and taking var-
ious other liberties with the reptile,
j He momentarily took his eyas from
the snakoand at that instant was
biilen. Wis recovery is doubtful.
j Fatal Iutimacy.
J Spec! il t.. Tnii Asr u:ian 1
: Cuicvao, Aug. 12. Dr. O. Sawyer,
a provincial physician, was shot and
" probably fatally wounded this af tcr-
, noon by ,T. Barton Sandier, who
claims to be a correspondent of the
Chicago Horseman. Tho shooting
was brought about by alleged intim-
jiey between the doctor and Sancher'j
i Temporary Peace Reported.
Special to Tun Astoman.
Nev York. Aug. 12. -Cable advices
nro reported to have been received iu
4 this city stating that fighting in Cen
' tral America has come to nu end and
that a temporary trace exists.
What Tlicj .ro f'oocl For.
CitAXiiRETii's Piles are the bi'.t
First Tin y ar purely vegetable, in
facta medicate-1 food.
Second The sanio dose alwas pro
duces tho nnie effect other purgatives
ro iniro increased dos saud finally cease
net i tig.
Third They purify the b'ood.
Fourth They invigorate tho digestion
and cleanse- tho stomach and bowels.
Fifth Tiioy stimulate tho liver and
carry off vitiated bile and other depraved
Tho first two or threo doso tell the
story Tho skin becomes clear, trio cyo
bright, tho mind active, digestion is re
stored, costiveness cured, the animal
vicor is recruited and all decay arrested.
URANDRETH'sPiLLsaresold in every
drug and medicine store, either plain or
Go to the Columbia bakery for all
kinds of cakes.
THE KAItti CENTRAL.
Plenty of Men at Hand.
Special toTiin AsToiiiAN.l
New York, Aug. 12. Although the
strike on the Central is not declared
off by the Knights of Labor, it is vir
tually at an end. The decision of the
Brotherhood of Ijoc'omolive Engin
eers, refusing to coma out, was its
death knell. About the Grand Cen
tral depot this morning everything
was quiet, trains being dispatched
with perfect regularity. The police
were as strong as ever, but apparently
there was no necesf ity for them. Webb,
who was early at the office, expressed
himself thoroughly satisfied with the
situation. "Webb expected GO men to
arrive this morning from Pittsburg;
these, with those brought from other
points, number about 250. "With these
and the new arrivals great progress
will be made during the day in clear
ing tho various freight yards.
Police I'orco 3rcparctl.
S,sc.:il toTu k AroiUAX.l
New York, Aug. 12. Inspector
Byrnes said: " It is the intention of
the company lo operate the whole
freight line of the road to-day. The
officials claim to have enough men to
do so and we have sulliciont force to
protect the company's men and prop
erty. In that event, in order that we
might have all the forco required to
meet any unexpected contingencj, 1
have ordered back to the city all the
captains away on leave of absence."
NEWS FROM THE CAPITOL.
A Brief Synopsis of tlie foil fc
TO AJIKXD Till: CESSVS IjAW.
Special 17 llio Uxiteu 1'cfcSS.
"Washington, Aug. 12. The house
this morning passed a concurrent
resolution, extending to Angust 29th
the appropriations for the support of
the government not already provided
for in the appropriation bills passed.
Mr. Cannon explained that the
principal item of disagreement on the
sundry civil bill was in reference lo
legislation regarding irrigation.
The senate amendment to the house
bill for the establishment of a national
park at Chicaniauga was non-concurred
in and a conference ordered.
Iu the senate this morning Mr. Halo
reported the house bill to amend the
census law, so as to compel unincor
porated express companies to give in
formation about their business and it
Mr. Edmunds' resolution providing
for the five minute rulo in tho debato
on Iho tariff bill, was ordered printed
and laid on the table, :is was also ouo
from Mr. Blair providing for the pre
vious question, when the senate has
continued two dajs on any question.
Mr. Morgan concluded his argu
ment, which ho began yesterday on
the tariff bill, and was followed by Mr.
Daniels who spoke principally oil the
tin plato paragraph.
Col. Alexander Promoted.
NjiPCl ll 1(1 TlIK ASTOICI N.l
"Washington. Aug. 12. Col. Alex
ander J. Perry, assistant quartermaster
general, is to bo relieved from duty as
chief quartermaster of the division of
the PaeiGc and department of Califor
nia, and will proceed lo New York
city aud assume charge of the general
depot of tho quartermaster's depart
ment at that place. He is to be suc
ceeded at San Francisco by Licnt. Col.
John G. Chandler, who is now sta
tioned in Philadelphia. Surveyor
general Moore, of tho army, will be re
tired from active service in a few days,
he having attained the requisite age.
He was stationed at San Francisco
when he was appointed to his present
rank, some two or three years ago,
and had been there several years then.
Instead, however, of returning to San
Francisco, lo live, Geu. Mooro will live
in Washington and make his future
! home in that citv.
Much space i3 given in this book to
the question whether or not it is good
form to leavo the lc;ispoon in tho cup
whilst encompassing its contents or
when passing it back lo get it replen
ished. It is the belief among the old
school Presbyterians and Wlrig3, 1
tliink, that tho spoon shoidd remain
in an upright position in tho cup,
whilst the modern or McKee dynasty
holds that the spoon should bo laid in
tho saucer or concealed about tho per
son whilst sipping the coffee. To this
tho Calvilistic gentlemen who still ad
here to the fly front pants and infant
damnation reply that, according to
good usage, tho laying doon of tho
spoon implies dissatisfaction with the
hand and a call for a new deaL How
ever this may bo, tho manual does not
straighten the matter np at all, but
says that the author himself adheres
to tho custom of leaving tho spoon in
tho cup. This, I think, will havo a
a great deal to do with breaking np
tho practice. Sill lYye.
All the Choicest Delicacies, made by
only first-class men, at the Seaside
FROM THE OCEA2T BEACH.
1 A. R. DEMONSTRATION.
The Grandest Street Parade Ever
Witnessci iu tbe "Hi."
jr. I AT TIIOUSAXJi
Special lo Tuk Uxitei Ft: ess.
Boston. Aug. 12. The weather is
most favorable for tho big G. A. E.
demonstration. The sun is obscured
and the thermometer registers G7 de
grees, Avith a brisk northeast wind.
As early as G o'clock tho veterans
were already upon the streets, and
crowds cf people began to arrive in
town in holiday attire. It is esti
mated that fully 100,000 strangers are
General Alger appointed comrado
John Byan, of Newton, to bear the
headquarters standard in the proces
sion. Byan has seen fourteen years of
military service of the United States,
and was with Custer and Beno and
Reno's division when the massacre at
Little Big Horn occurred.
The inilux of visitors continued the
xseiore a a. n. mo roar ot can
non announced that tho cruiser Dis-
palch with secretary Tracy, vice-president
Morton and General Sherman
had arrived. The party were escorted
to the Yendome and subsequently
secretary Tracy and Morton were
escorted to the presidential reveiwing
stand on Copley square. President
Harrison breakfasted at the Vendome
and shortly before nine o'clock re
ceived the governor and the state del
egation and the party rode over a por
tion of the route of the parade and
eventually to Copley Square.
President Harriston took his place
on the reviewing stand, meanwhile
the formation of the parade was pro
ceeding on Commonwealth avenue,
the departments moving in parallel
streets nntil opposite and then coming
into position throngh the side streets.
The streets were lined with a solid
mass of humanity. Every window
along tho line of the procession was
packed. Houses and buildings of all
kinds were decorated with flags, bunt
ing and festoons. Thero was music,
cheers and huzzas everywhere.
General Alger, some little distance
in advance of the head of the pro
cession with his staff, reached the
final reviewing stand in Adams
square at 1:45 v. 3T., and had just
taken his position when the vanguard
passed into the square.
It is expected that it will lake five
hours for tho procession to pass a
At one o'clock only six departments,
the Hlinoi8, "Wisconsin, Ohio, Penn
sylvania, New York and Connecticut
had passed out of Commonwealth
avenue, and at that hour it looked as
though tho last department would not
get off before late in the afternoon.
.There seem3 to be considerable con
fusion on the common where the de
partments and posts were scattered
about, tho bands and dram corps
playing hither and thither.
The departments were marshalled
on Commonwealth avenue in the or
der of seniority, Illinois leadiug, Mas
sachusetts receiving the department
occupying the left of the hne.
At 11:30 nil was ready and Com
mander in Chief Alger, with a full
staff of GOO mounted men, escorted by
E. "W. Kinsley post, of Massachusetts,
mounted, and headed by a corps of
monntcd police, rode to the head of
the Hlinois department, and the band
struck up "God Bless the Soidiera."
At tho command of the leader the
grandest street parade over witnessed
in Boston began its onward march.
Oh, Come 07.
Tho S. F. Examiner of tho 9Lh
inst., has a long special telegram from
Point Beyes, Cal., stating that the
marriago of Delbert, or l)elle, Be
uolds to Shcrbrookllardmau, tho son
of n prosperous blacksmith of Olema,
is the all absorbing item of discussion
of Marin county, owing to the fact
Delbert has always dressed and worked
as a loy or man, and that tho rela
tives of tho child claim that she was
born a male. Mrs. Hardraan claims
that her transformation occurred
within tho past eighteen months.
Capital is grasping and labor exact
ing, but wo are glad to observe that
each is learning the importance of
mutual concessions and union, and to
respect Iho power of the other. They
both now see that capital cannot prey
upon labor, nor labor demand of capi
tal more than the value of its product
without mutual injury. Between these
two there should ho no discord, for
the one can accomplish but little with
out tho other, aud a want of harmony
is certain to bring loss to both.
And Free Lunch at the Telephone .Sa
loon, 5 cents.
Delicious. Ice Cream
Served daily at the Columbia bakery.
A fino line of Cigars and Cigarettes
can bo found at the Columbia Bakery,
onj i nun aiieei.
2H Austin House, Seaside,
Special to Tiie Astoriax.j
New Orleans, Aug. 12. The fol
lowing numbers drew tho principal
prizes m to-day's drawmjr of the
Louisiana State Lottery; 1st. 51,17G;
2nd, 92,S11; 3rd, 8S,871; 4th, 10.3S5;
rui. -cttioo. ph. rn o-o. mi. o.ttoI
8th, 48,779; 9th, GS.105; 10th, 78,434.
The following aro the numbers
drawing $1,000 prizes: 43,53-4, 4G.SS0,
55,425, 58,513, G5,269, GS.170, 72,899,
74,430, 78,228, 7S,623, Sl,437, 81,845,
The rand Central On Time.
Special to The Astouiax J
New York, Aug. 12, 1 v. m. Re
ports from along the New York Cen
tral road indicate that tho strike is
practically at an end. Passenger
trains aro running on time between
here and Albany this morning and the
delay west of thero is nnimportant.
All trains are now leaving the Grand
Central depot exactly on time, and the
incoming trains are only slichtlv de
Heavy Railroad Transfer.
Special to Tin: Astoriax.1
Ixdiaxatolis, Ind., Aug. 12. The
Chicago & Atlantic railroad was sold
nnder foreclosnre to-day for $5,000,
000 to a representative of the Erie
road, which secures an entrance into
BRITISH COLUMBIA SALMON.
All Uiiflreceieiiteu Rrni TiorotifiilY
Upsets Form Theories.
CAUSED 111' FJSir IIATCIIISG,
Special by Tin: United Pkrss.
Ottawa, Aug. 12. The Canadian
minister of marine and fisheries has
received a telegram from the depart
ment officer of British Columbia, say
ing that the run of salmon this year
is of a most extraordinary character,
being fully equal to that of last year.
Twenty thousand salmon were taken
by the canneries on Saturday. This
year's ran has npset all the theories
previously held in regard to salmon.
Heretofore, one good season has inva
riably been followed by two poor ones.
Last season was the best tho salmon
canneries ever had, and if the total
pack this year is as large, tho old rule
will not apply and the only reason
that is assigned for tho increased run
this year is that it is the effects of tho
good work done during the past four
or live j ears at tho government lish
hatcheries are now beginning to mani
Japau's Lncfcy FMi.
A few weeks ago tho capture of a
strange lish at Nilgati-Ken, Japan
was reported. It resembled a tia in
many respects. It was six feet in
length, its body was of a bright red
color, with little polka dots scattered
about, and it. had a long flowing
golden beard. The beard was two
feet in length and as tine as silk.
"When tho fish was landed crowds
came from all over tne country to
view the strange sight. For days it
was a mystery nntil an old fisherman
SO years of age saw it.
"Praise tho Lord," he exclaimed
when he first saw the bright colored
fish. "It is the fuku-tai, and has not
been seen in the waters of our land
for fity years. Fnkn-lai when tran
slated means the tai of happiness and
the fish wa3 called the king of good
luck. It is the sign of splendid
catches, increased business and gen
eral prosperity throughout the land.
Fifty years ago. when the last was
seen in Japan a great feast was held
in it3 honor, and prosperity followed.
A grand jollification was indulged in
this time, and so far tho good luck has
increased. The fish wa3 purchased by
ouo of the richest men in Japan, and
it will bo placed on exhibiton at the
national fair now being held at Tokin
If Adam had been born in these
days ho would have subdivided the
garden of Eden and put the lots up
All the patent medicine-, ad vert tan.
in this paper, together with the choicest
perfumery, and toilet artic't s etc an
he bought at the lowest prices ut J. V.
Conn's drug store, opposite Occident
Salt Point, N. Y., April 1C, 1SS9.
"f Buffered six weeks with neuralgia; a half
bottlo of St. Jacobs Oil cured ine; no return of
pain in threo years. Hoyo sold it to many,
end Itvo yet to hear of a single case-it did not
relievo or permanently cure.
Q. JAY TOMPKINS, Druggist.
, Green Island, N.Y., Feb. U.18S9.
I suffered with neuralgia In the head, hut
found Instant relief from tho application of
Bt. Jacota Oil, which cured me.
E. P. BELLINGER, Chief of Police.
CAPTAIN "WINAXTS OPINION
Or President Harrison's Proclamation De
claring Behrfns. Sea Closed.
The following letter from cantain.
"Winant to the Victoria Colonist, con
siders the sealing question from some
points ot view that are somewnac un
usual and therefore interesting at this
time when the matter is assuming a
constantly increasing international
"Is the Behring sea a closed sea?
The president of tho "United States so
declares it by proclamation and, yet
over twenty-five British Columbia
vessels will enter the sea the present
season for the purpose of taking
"Is this not becoming a farce? and
how long is this to be -continued? It
is becoming each day more apparent
that our government has taken a po
sition that it cannot maintain, and
there can hardly bo a reasonable
doubt that in the end wo will be com
pelled to back down and probably
have a handsomo bill to pay for our
folly. There is no better evidence o
the weakness of our nosition than the
vacillating course our government has
"First wo seized the British vessels
then when an inquiry was made by
the English government an order was
issued by 'secretary Bavard' for
their release, and the manner this
order was trifled with makes our gov
ernment appear ridiculous. The au
thorities at Sitka refused to comply
with tho order and when lawyer fnow
judge) Drake of Victoria went there
and demanded to know the reason
why judge Dawson and the IT. S.
marshal denied having received such
an order, ho then demanded tho
court journal and an examination
soon found the order properly entered.
Judge Dawson was paralyzed but the
marshal whose assurance was of a
higher order immediately spoke np
and stated that they would acknowl
edge having received snehan order,
but thought it might be a forgery, so
had refused to act upon it.
"Be this as it may. tho owners of
tho vessels were deprived of the use
and possession of them for about two
and a half years, by which time they
had become worthless, and they re-
inseit to receive tnem.
"The greater outrage, however, con
sisted in the treatment of the crews
of tho captured vessels; they were
turned adrift in Sitka without money
and no means of getting away, and
when some of them appealed to
Judge Dawson and asked him how
they were to get to their homes, he re
plied that he did not know or did not
care, but that there was plenty of lum
ber in the country and they could
build rafts if they chose.
"But the question comes up, what 3
all this business about? Why is all
this bad feeling being engendered
between the two governments? The
only answer von can have is: 'The
seals must be protected or they will be
"Well, would the destruction or
extermination of Hie seals be such a
calamity as some would make it ap
pear? They are nothing but a luxury
at best. Then why should they be
especially protected any more than
the salmon that swim in our streams,
or the whales in the ocean or the buf
faloes that once covered our plains?
"On the contrary, 'there are good
reasons why they should be destroyed.
They are not an article of food, and
they are very destructive of fish,
which arc an article of food. The
lowest estimate made by experts is
that each bcal consumes about ten
pounds of fish daily, and according to
professor Elliott, who claims to have
counted them, there are about six
millions that visits the 'Prybyloff is
lands' every year, these would de
stroy sixty- million pounds of fish
daily, or ten times more than would
be required to supply all the people o
tho United States. The question
might be asktd, which is the mo3fc es
sential to human life, food or seal
"But, if protection is absolutely
necessary, why not protect them in
their rookery, their breeding place,
tho 'Pribyloff island' and not allow
any lo be killed there? This would
be protection to a purpose, but in
stead of this tho government for the
past twenty years has been leasing the
right to a corporation to kill "one
hundred thousand annually;' and this
is called protection while the little
vessels that hunt them in the open sea
and kill one quarter that amount are
said to be ruthlessly destroying them.
It is a fact well known to many that
the Alaska Commercial company
have at certain times, when they did
not want so many skins, sent
men over to the Copper and Behring
islands and killed them by thousands,
and let them lie where the" stench from
their dead carcasses would prevent
other seals from landing; and the cap
tains of some of the schooners landed
men and cleared a lot of them off.
But the British government would,
probably agree lo some plan of pro
tection if it should be made to bear
alike on all, to prevent seals from
being killed at certain seasons, or
in certain localities, but not to give
privilege to some wealthy corpora
tion to kill and destroy by thousands,
and million of dollars' profit, while tho
hardy and industrious hunter and
sailor aro not allowed to hunt them for
a bare livelihoods J. J. Winajjtt,
Master American Steamer Mischief."