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oi,. XXXV. NO. 53.
ASTORTA, OREGON, SATURDAY, AUGUST 2:1. 18)l).
PRICE FIVE CENTS
5 tvisisJlrr Kk
lu n hwi!cr m i! vane-, A narwl ol
, t.rnth and wholooiiiene-1. More
i- inicii! tlitui Hit unlinnry kind, ami can
. t ' vt!d m competition with the inulti
auV t lest, short weight, alum or phos
!';. U-rs. Sold onlji in ca:w. Koval
'AKIM! PrtWIJBUl'O. 10T. V'uH-sI.. X. .
I.rw js M. .Ioiinsox ft Co.. Agents 1'ort--:t.
Km ;inl Marine and Life
VAN DUSES & CO., Ag'ts,
vt liio Following Keliablt Foreign and
4"o Companies :
1 nMMl ani I-omiou and Clulu1. Noitli
r.tiiishaiul Mercantile. Scottish I'nion and
Uioual. Hartfoiri ol Coiinec'icut, Uoiiiiner
rii of California. 1imlon and 1ine.ishire of
t onooJ, Commercial I'nion o London.
t.unnliau or Iondon. Northwest ofToriland,
Mutual I JTo of New York.
Prompi,Libcral Adjustments Guaranteed
i. W. GASH
California Marine Ir.s. Co., S. F.
Columbia Fira '.n 1 Marine Ins. Co.,
Home Mutual Insutance Co., S. F.
Phcenix of London.
Imperial of London.
Robb &, Parker,
Fire and Mar.nc Insurance,
With an Aggregate Capital of
IMI'KKIAI.. or London.
CA1.1FOUNI A. of California.
AKl.M UOM K. or Oakland
KIKKM NS FITX1. i.f C iUrornl.1
Ql'F.KX, of London.
Main Mrcri, Astoria, Oit-gnn.
CtlRtsTENr.V V VO., 1'KOPltIKTOir.S,
Kh2rKCTFPI.l. OALI. TIIF. ATTEN
tmu if the public to the fact that the
inv Market willalwassbesupplled with a
mm. vau:kt AND P.K8T QUALITY
Fr!SH AKO CURED MEATS ! 1
Which will . Mild at lowest rates, whole--ile
and rel.ul .
fSB'-.SiMTijil utti'iiiiou given t up)ilylni;
WHERRY & COBIPANY,
Kihs1i ami Cured Meats,
FRUITS, BUTTER, and EGGS.
t)l POSITK OCCIDENT nOTEL,
tlKXASirs Street, Astoria, O.
O'llnra & Ingalls, rropr's.
Opposite Foard .v Stokes.
A Rrst-CIass Meat Shop.
Frosh and Salt Moats.
All Piircha.se Delivered in any part of the
IT IS THE IDS All MEDICINE.
Il mtivcs the Jjver and Kiilncj s ami Stomach,
rare Ur-iJaclic. Dcspcii, creates an Appe
tite, lNinfics the Impure Blood, and
Makes Tho Weak Strong.
Used everywhere $laboUlo;fii:for$&
ItiriiAitn HA nit v,
Wherry & Harry,
AXD sukvuyino. towxsite work
City and Suburban Property Sold on Com
mission. Investments Made for
I W. Case, Hanker. Judge C. H. Page.
orricc eu Third Street,
Kear Court House. - ASTORIA. OR
A Synopsis of the Latest And Im
ELEOTKIO PLASHES CONDENSED-
An Account of Various Interesting
Occurrences at Home and in
Pacific coast failures.
Mormons emigrating to Old Mexico.
The Sardonyx a total wreck in Alaska.
A train jumps the track at New York.
Ex Minister Christiancy ttyingin Mich
igan. Oregon and Washington weather re
ports. New York brokers renewing their
California Democratic convention con
cluded. Tho election bill postponed unlil
Late advices from Hong Kong and
Terrible railroad accident nt Sacra
A census of gold and silver statistics
An old woman burned to death nt
Tho cause of the stringencj' on tho
Spreckles speaks about tho Australian
A Wellington miner sues tho Victoria
Times for libel.
Tho S. F. Chronicle speaks on Wash
An attempt to bo mado to grow beet
sugar in Ireland.
Employers at Molbourno i esol vo to sup
port ship ownors.
A man killed in tho Union Pacific
yards at Portland.
London houses liberal buyers of tho
Action against tho New York Times
to bo discontinued.
San Francisco sends $1,000,000 to New
York for investment.
Tho situation of tho anticipated strike
on tho Southern PaciGc.
Treasury depart ment to make another
laigo purchaso of silvor.
The striko on tho N. Y. Central having
serious offect on business.
A change in tho management of tho
Union Pacific nt Portland.
A list of what Koprcsontative Wilson
has secured for Washington.
Firemen and engineers nt tho Chicago
Union Stock Yards on n striko.
Itrokcrs Arrnugintr tor a Itc
iicwal of Their Loans.
Special to Thk Astouiax.1
New Yokk, Aug. 22.-There wns au
enormous crowd of brokers in the
stock exchange at tho opening to-day,
arranging for tho renewal of their
loans, llenewals -were nearly all made
at G per cent per annum, with a
premium of 14 per cent added. But
as the loans made to-day carry the
brokers over until Monday, the pre
mium does not make the rate nearly
as high as yesterday. Toward noon
three-eighths of the premium and in
terest were paid, but the urgent de
maud was easily supplied, and the
rates fell off in the afternoon. Money
is comparatively easy and a hopeful
AVAIVT IIKilir.R WAC2ES.
Firemen and Engineers of the
Union Steck: Yards Strike.
Special to The Astoman.1
CinpAGO, Aug. 22. -All of tho fire
men and engineers employed by the
Union stock yards struck for higher
wages this morning. In consequence,
1,200 switchmen are idle. The switch
ing of trains for this system is the
Largest in the country, as tho associa
tion does all the "work for the immense
packing houses at the yards. Conse
quently all work at the packing houses
is at a standslill.
Special to Thk Astorias.1
Sax Fraxctsco, Aug. 22. The Sa?i
Francisco was out on tho bay this
morning for another spurt, which will
be her last, previous to her great
battle for speed in the Santa Barbara
channel- It is not known when she
will start for the south- After going
about the bay to-day the San Fran
cisco took a run outside of Golden
Gate, her first dip into rough water.
Wreck, of the "Sardony."
Special to The Astoria.
Victoria, B. 0.. Aug. 22. The
steamer Maude arrived this morning
from the wreck of the stsamer Sar
dony. She saved the deck, winches
and vrindlass, most of the engines, etc
It is impossible to raise her hull,
which will bo left where it is. All that
was possible was taken away.
The newspapers are now trying to
find the man who snent tho most davs
in rebel prisons during the lata war.
So far as heard from yet, E. "V. Ware,
of Bangor, is ahead, he having suffered
GOO days in Charleston, Columbia,
Charlotte, Ilaleigh, Goldsboro and
A Voice From The Judicial
Judok John Ciianky of Osceola, la.,
says: "I contracted sciatic nnd muscular
rheumatism in tho army, and suffered
most excruciating agony for years. Dr.
Jame3 Roberts of Osooola, ndvieed me
to take liibbard'fl Kheutnatio Syrup. I
hnveusod eleven bottlos, and find that
it keeps mo in good health. I cannot
reoommend it too hiphly." For sale by
J. W. Conn.
THE ANTICIPATED STRIKE.
ALKtof the Demands and Why
They are IKadc.
Special to The astoriak.
Sax Fraxctsco. Aug. 22. The con
ference between the trainmen and the t
Southern Pacific company's represen
tative was delayed to-day because the
Brotherhood of Brakemen had not yet
perfected its list of changes, which the
men want made. They have decided to
get what they want or strike. The
Brotherhood, which has held daily ses
sions for some time met again to-day to
day to discuss the situation. The men
are making out a complete schedule
in detail of their demands. In some
places they want a mileage rule put
in force. On other lines they want
all hands paid regular salaries,
irrespective of the length of the run,
as the work is hard. The crews to be
reduced in size so that better wages
can bo earned. All these changes are
intended to equalize the pay of tho
train men generally, nnd not have one
man earning one-third more than an
other for the same work, just because
he happens to have a different terri
tory to cover. They contend that the
changes will not greatly increase the
pay roll of the company, but will
mere!' distribute the money more
evenly, as the system in vogue is
Gold and Silver Statistics.
Special to Thk Astoiuax.
Sax Fraxcisco, Aug. 22. Bichard
P. Rothwell, editor of tho Engineer
ing and Mining Journal, at New
York, is in this city. Rothwell is here
in the interests of the government as
a special agent of the census, in charge
of the collection of gold and silver
statistics in the United States. He
leaves on Sunday, journeying north
ward to complete his census, and ex
pects to arrive in Now York about the
end of September.
HEffS FROM THE ORIENT.
Starring Peoiile Selling Their Own
Flesh ani Bloou.
ClIOLKlt.L JXCIWASISC JX .TAVJ-X
Special by Tun Uxitkd Press.
Sax Francisco, Aug. 22. Tho
steamer Oceanic arrived from Hong
Kong nnd Yokohama this afternoon,
bringing tho following advices:
Recently Tiensbing ha3 been
crowded with poor and shivering peo
ple. Somo of theso poor ieople are
selling their own ilesh nnd blood to
save them from starvation.
A good deal of damage was done to
coasting vessels by a typhoon that
raged between Foo Choo and Shang
hai, for ten days.
Cholera is gradually making its
way throughout Japan, despite tho
efforts of tho government to arrest its
progress. Tho total numper of cases
as yot has been about 3,000, of whom
GO per cent, have died.
Cholera is now reported as being
epidemic in Yokohama. Several cases
having occurred in various localities.
So far tho number of deaths reported
hnvo beeu very few.
Tho imperial exhibition was formally
closed on the 31st of July. From the
exhibitor's point of view it has not
been a success, tho sales having fallen
greatly below tho expectations formed.
An accident resulting in the loss of
two lives occurred on board the
United States steamer Omaha while
at target practice on 30th of July.
Passed the Danger riitc.
New York, Aug. 22. London
houses are liberal buyers of stocks. It
is reported that Secretary Windom is
in the citj nnd would confer with tho
bankers, but up to 1 p. jr. no conference
had been held. The general belief is,
however, that tho last circular of the
treasnry department has assured easy
money for the afternoon of September
1st, and that the. danger lino is passed.
Special tO TllK ASTORIAX.l
AiiBAXY, J. Y., Aug. 22. The striko
on the New York Central is having a
serious effect on the business on the
Mohawk valley, Johnstown and Glo
verville. In the latter places manu
facturers and merchants experience
great delay in getting their goods
shipped. Some glove factories will
soon have to shut down if the striko
continues. Provisions are advancing
A Field For the "Packer.'
A new and useful employment has
been developed for women which
promises rapid development This is
that of nrofessional Tiacker. TIir TiAArl
of this kind of service is apparent to
those who witness movmgs and trans
portation of household goods, now so
much more freauent than formfirlv. nr
who see the interior of women's
trunks or men's valises. Tho cost of
such helners would bo more than fwvr
gd by the security and the absence
of loss, provided the women were
trained, competent and faithful. Mov
incr is now a terror, from tho nnnnfitv
of bric-a-brac accumulated, the pic
tures and dooks to do stored or trans
ferred, tho fine furniture to be pro
vided for, the cushions and draperies
to be looked after. Quantities of valu
ables are sacrificed simply from want
of caro and tho impossibility of secur
ing efficient, practical aid in such
emergencies. Few peoplo know how
to pack. esDeciallv with n vTrw in
economy of space nnd tho condition
of tho articto when it is uupacked.
Win. Timmons, postmaster of Ida
yille, Ind., writes: "Electric Bitters
has done more for mo than all other
medicines combined, for that had feel
iK nrtsing from Kidney and Liver
trouble." John r.nalin fm-mar mi
stockman of same place, says: "Find
and Liver medicine: mnHo. mn fool m-n
anew man." .J.W.Gardner, hardware
merchant, same tawn, says: Electric
Bitters is lust tho thing for a man w ho
is all run down and don't caro whether
he lives or dies: ho fnnmt nmircimnniii
good appetite and felt just like he had a
new lease on life. Only coca bottle, at
J. W. Conu's Drug Store.
A WILD RIDE TO HEATH
A Freight Train Goes Thnnfleriui
Down a Steep Grade.
POUR MEN KILLED OUTRIGHT.
Conductor KingsJey Works Heroically
to Put the Brakes on the
Special by Tho Usitui Pekss.
Sacramexto, Aug. 22. The Jiee
this evening says one of the moat
terrible accidents that ever happened
on "The Hill" occurred this morning
about 4 o'clock- Four men lost their
lives, and the cause of the terrible af
fair is buried with them. The details
of the accident, so far as it is possible
to learn them now, are as follews:
Freight train, No. 19, east-bound,
reached the summit this morning
about 4 o'clock and drew up to the
station. Conductor F. P. Kingsley
was in charge. It was necessary to
couple some cars to tho tram at this
point, and tho two engines which had
been hauling the train up the grade
were detached in order to bring on
the cars it was proposed to add. The
Iwo brakemen went along to do their
coupling, Conductor Kingsley remain
ing behind with the traiu. When they
returned with the engines and tho
extra cars the train had disappeared,
and Kingsley with it, thunder
ing down tho steep grade, the
train gaining speed at every turn of
the wheels. Through cuts and arouud
curves, the wild flight was continued,
and the cars kept the rails. It was ti
ride to death, but Kingsley held to
his post undismayed by the peril that
stared him in the face at every click
of tho wheels over the steel rails. Far
down tho canyons and among the
mighty mountains roared the echo of
the wild train, which plunged madly
along. No power could stay its in
vincible progress, nud althongh Kings
ley lugged like a hero at the brake,
the momentum already- acquired was
resistless, and his efforts were as puny
as the lamentation of a child against
At the Cascade station, freight
train No. 23 was just entering
a siding, expecting to pass a west
bound traiu at that point. Tho roar
of the dashing train could bo plainly
heard, bnt twilight was yet too dim to
discern it. No. 23 had got onto
tho siding all but one car nnd tho
caboose, when the wild train dashed
along. In an instant there was a ter
rible crashing. The Hying train had
struck the car preceding the caboose
or No. 23.
In au iustant ten or twelve
cars were piled up in wild confusion,
while for a moment tho air was filled
with fragments of tho awful wreck of
the caboose of No. 2J, on which it i?
supposed wero the crew, consisting of
Uonductor Connelly and Brakemen O.
W. Beaver and V. E. Vcara. of the
dozen freight cars and their loads.
Tho three men wero killed outright,
lor death in such a wreck must lmvo
been instantaneous. Tho last that a
mortal eye beheld of Conductor Kings-
ley was just beroro tho awful crash.
Ho was standing on top of one of the
cars, heroically setting the brakes.
Kingsley was one of the oldest train
men in the mountains, having served
continuously since 187G. Had the run
away happened along thirty seconds
Inter on, No. 23 would have escaped,
and whatever would have been
the fate of the brave Kings-
ley, the threo lives wonld have
been saved. Tho Cascade station
dej)ot is about fifty feet west of the
end of the siding where tho smashup
In a room, in the rear cud
of the building J. B. Dorsey, the dav
operator, who was off duty, was fast
asleep when tho crash came. Tho
building was badly shattered bnt
Dorsey escaped with a few bruises.
Had ho beeu on duty ho would have
been killed in the wreck of tho build
ing. The telegraph wires are all torn
down, and it was after much delay and
inconvenience that communication by
wire with Superintendent "Wright's of
fice was resumed. In the meantime
the traiumaster at Truckee, withont
waiting for instructions from Sacra
mento, sent down a wrecking train
nnd tho work of clearing the track
was begun, and it was thought at
noon that the road would be open by
dark this evening.
Their Cheek Wonld Shatter Granite.
A mass of pure, compact rock-salt,
Baid to contain 90,000,000 tons of tho
mineral, is located on an island 185
feet high, which rises from a sea marsh
on the route from Brashear to New
Iberia, up the river Teche, in Louis
iana If this entiro mass should fall,
and in falling should strike tho cheek
of the man who asserts that tariff re
form of tho Cleveland varieties does
not mean free trade, he would escape
unhurt Owing obviously to tho ad
amantine hardness of his cheek.
New York Tribune.
The Great Showman' Views.
You do not, any of you, ndvertise
enough. You ought to use printer's
ink every day. You are asleep and
want your business to run itself.
Standing advertisements in tho paper
command confidence. The man who
for a year lives in the same
community and leads a reputable
life, even though ho bo of
moderate ability, will grow in tho con
fidence nnd esteem of his fellows. On
the same principal a newspaper adver
tisement becomes familiar to the eyes
of the readers. It may be seldom read,
still it makes the name and business of
tho man familiar, and its presence in
tho columns of a paper inspires confi
dence in tho stability of his enter
prise 2'. T. liarnum.
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ADVICE TO MOTHEltS.
Mus. Wixslow's Soothing Strup
should nhvaj's lie used for children
teething. It soothes the child, softens
tho gums, allays all pain, cures wind
chohc, nud is the best remedy for diar-rhcea.Twenty-fivo
cents a bottle.
:A nORRICLE FATK
An OldlVomaii of Eighty Years
Burned to Death.
Special to The astokiax.j
The DaliiES, Aug. 22. Mrs, Bonny,
mother of Mrs. Broyles, of Wamie,
sixty-five miles south-east of thi3 city,
was burned to death last Friday. She
was alone in the house, and she is sup
posed to have caught lire from a pipe
she was smoking. She came out or
the house screaming, with her cloth
ing blazing. Tho neighbors came
quickly to her assistance. The woman
was burned so badly that she died
that evening. Mrs. Bonney was 80
years old, and had been visiting her
daughter. Her home was iu the Wil
Special to Thk Astouiax.1
Sax Fraxcisco, Aug. 22. -- The
Chronicle this morning ia an edito
rial on the growth of the state of
Washington, says: "There is an
abundance of room in "Washington for
a much larger population than she
now has. She may expect to grow as
rapidly during the next decado as she
has during the one just passed, and
the next census will probably show
her to have a population twice as
large .is at present."'
Special to Thk AsroitiAX.J
Victoria, B. C, Aug. 22. The
ownership of the schooner Mary Ellen
was incorrectly reported. It is not
the McLean Bros., but Morris Moss,
at this city.
Minister and Scnaior JJyinjv.
Special to Tim Astoi:ix.
L.YXSIXG, Mich., Aug. 22. Isaac P
Christiancy, ex-supreme court justice
of Michigan, and ex-senator and min
ister to Peru, under President Har
rison, is dying at his home.
THE HOHEY MARKET.
Increase iu the Imports and Heavy
Falling Off lu tbe Exports
Tin: cm usi: or the &ti:ixcexci'
Spscial by Thk Uxit u Prks.
New York, Aug. "22. The Evening
Post figures out that the cause for the
money stringency aroso after July
first. It says the statistics for this
port alone shows an increase of im
ports for July, nnd the first two weeks
of August of S0,S31,221, while tho ex
ports fell off enough to make n loss of
S12,000,000. Then during tho same
period there were exports of $1,200,000
in gold, against Sr,000,000 for the cor
responding six weeks in 18S9. Thc?c
factr. caused tho stringency.
Special to Tin: Astoiuax.J
Poictlaxd, Aug. 22. Geo. Brown,
familarly known as "Jack" Brown, an
engine wipor of locomotive :.7, or the
Union Pacific, while doin yard work
at Albina met with a fatal siccident at
-1 o'clock this morning. At tho time
his train was going to the coal bunker
to coal up there were a number ofcnrs
in tho way which had to be removed
Brown started to uncouple them,
when he slipped and fell under the
train, which ran over his legs, both
being badly crushed, or wore nearly
severed from his body. He was re
moved to St. Vincent's hospital for
treatment. Ho expired from his in
juries at noon. The coroner will hold
an inquest to morrow, when further
particulars may be obtained.
New York, Aug. 22. A terrible ac
cident took place nt 11 o'clock this
morning on the Mouut Pennsylvania
Gravity railroad. A train full of peo
ple jumped the track and went over
the embankment. It was badly
wrecked. Five persous were taken
from the wreck dead, and a number
of others received serious injuries.
Tho cause of the accident is not
To Support Ship Owners.
Special to Tin: asto.max.
Melbourxe, Aug. 22. At a meeting
of -100 employers yesterday it was re
solved to support the ship owners
against the strikers. Employers in
capitals of the Austrian colonies are
about to make similiar declarations.
In consequence of the striko the
prices of coal, sngar aud provisions
are rapidly advancing.
Action to Be Discontinued.
Special to The Astoria.!
Neav York, Aug. 22. Judge Beach
has cutered an order in the supreme
court discontinuing the action brought
by Dudley to recover damages from
George Jones, treasurer of the Times
Publishing companv, for the alleged
"Blocks of Five" letter. The order
was entered by consent of the counsel.
The U. .is New ITIaiiafjcr.
Special to Tub Astokiax.1
Portlaxd, Aug. 22. As stated in
the Telegram yesterday, C. J. Smith
has resigned as manager of tho Union
Pacific here, to be succeeded by Mr.
McNeil, of the St Joe and Grand
Island system. The latter will as
sume the reins about the 1st of Sep
tember. The German government is about to
erect a monument in memory of the
German sailors that perished in the
hurricane at Samoa Why should not
the United States government join
with tho Germans and make the
monument a witness to the heroism of
tho Americans who perished at tho
samo time and in sight of their Ger
man fellow-seamen? Paris Edition
A Physician's Opinion.
Du. A.M. Spauldixo of Grand Bapids
Mich., says: "I prescribe Hibbard's
llheumalio Syrup in my practice, and
unhesitatingly recommed it. It operates
upon the liver, kidneys and bow els, de
stroying the poison in tho blood and
tissues. It is a rjrmul tonic ami ap
petizer, and for a diseased stomach or
dyspepsia, has no equal." For sale by
J. W. Conn.
THE NATIONAL CAPITOL
Wilsou Coiisratulates Himself Ou the
P0R THE STATE OP WASHINGTON.
Although Serving His Pirst Term He
Has Rendered His Constituents
Special bjr Tho U.mthd Press.
"Wastuxotox, Aug. 22. Representa
tive Wilson, of "Washington, depre
ciates the movement among the people
in his state, now that they know what
the population is to divide the state for
congressional purposes. ''Until Con
gress takes some action," said he, to
day, "they cauuot send another mem
ber to Congress. The custom has al
ways been that the apportionment of
the country for congressional districts
shall be in full force and effect for that
period of time. It is not likely that a
new apportionment will be made by
Congress tit the present ses
sion. I, therefore, think it an un
wise movement to be agitated out
there to elect an extra member. Pre
cedents in congress are all against
such a course. Nebraska tried it ten
years ago aud failed." Representa
tive Wilson congratulates himself that
ho has rendered his constituents goo 1
service during tho present session,
notwithstanding the fact that he is a
member serving his first term. Ho
has been enabled to get through an
appropriation of 3,000 for a complete
survey of Port Angeles, and to reor
ganize the collection districts of the
state, a bill to grant the right of wny
throngh the Puyallnp Indian reserva
tion,and also to appoint a commission to
treat with that tribe and adjust certain
differences now existing. Also a bill
to recognize and establisli United
States District Courts iu the state, to
create a commissioner to go to the
Colville reservation and settle dis
putes among tho Indians, and to es
tablish the right-of-way through this
same reservation, and a bill to re
duce tho fees of United States land
offices to the rules prevailing west of
the ltoclcj mountains. Besides Mr.
Wilson has secured the establishment
of over 200 new post offices in tho
state, as well as a number of star mail
Special to Tin: Astokiax.
"Wastuxgtox, Aug. 22. The treas
ury department "will to-day make au
o.her effort for the release of more
money by the purchase of silver to a
largo amount, provided the offerings
are not in excess of the market rates.
Xomantic Imt True.
Daniel Murray, a brother of the wife
of John "W. Sayres, a wealthy slato
manufacturer, of Bangor, Northamp
ton county. Pa., went West over thirty
years ago. Becoming homesick, ho
disposed of his business to advantage
and started eastward. Last Saturday
afternoon, looking like a tramp, he ap
peared in Bangor and was hooted at
by boys whom he met. He entered
the factory of John "W. Sayres, Avho
Although ashamed of his appear
ance, Sayres took him to his home,
where his wife, Murray's sister, gladly
received him. He complained of pov
erty and old age. and desired a place
where he could be cared for- Mr.
and Mrs. Sayres assured him that his
homo could be with them.
Thanking them with tears
in his eyes, he reached into his boot
aud pulled therefrom a roll of bills
rrom a waist belt more greenbacks
and a sack of gold;, from a hidden
pocket more money, and from another
more packages, uutu tc had aston
ished them with thousands of dollars.
He said he had thus appeared to test
their worth. Shaved? bathed and
clothed in a new suit, which he ex
tracted from hi3 valise, he has para
lyzed the Bangonans.
Antiqnity of the Love for Gem..
Tho origin of the love for gems is
lost in antiquity. We cannet go so far
back but the records to which we have
access bear evidence of its previous ex
istence. Bible lore is full of it. In
ancient Egypt gems were engraved in
the form of scarabari, and have been
even quite recently, disinterred
from the mummy pits, ilin
doo mythology overilows with won
derfully vivid descriptions of pre
cious stones. The monarchs ol the
east, with their fondness for display
and pomp, no doubt decorated their
persons with gems long before they
knew how to cut them, and they at
tributed, and they even now attribute,
magic and talismanic properties to
them. This belief is shared by almost
every nation, and even the prosaic
American has his pet superstition
which he respects, wliile he may not
openly acknowledge. Ladies' Home
It is stated that the German Elec
tric company of Madrid has in con
templation tho installation of a plant
tor electric ploughing on a large
property in the central part of Spain.
Frau August Schmidt, of Berlin, 33
years old, recently announced the birth
of her sixteenth child. She has had
four pairs of twins, and is tho wife of
Encouragement far the Fee We.
4fcolo:if: as the failing embers of vitality
are capable of bchi re-kind!ctl into a warm
and umial rIow, just so len: as there is
hope for this weak and emaciated invalid
Ijct him not, therefore, despond, but tlcrh e
encouracenient from this and .from the
further tact that there is a restorative most
potent in rencv.in the dilapidated powers
of a broken down system. Yes, thanks to
its unexampled tonis virtues. Ilostetter's
Stomach Hitters Is daily reviving strength
in tho bodies and hope in the minds of the
feeble and nervous. Appetite, rcfreslilntr
sleep, the acquisition of Hesh and color, are
blessings attendant upon the reparative
processes which this priceless invigorant
speedily lnitlats and carries to a successful
conclusion. Digestion is restored, the blood
fiTtihzcd and sustenance afforded to each
lire-sustaining organ by the hitters, which
is Inoffensive even to the feminine palate
vesetablc In composition, and thorou"hlv
safe. Use it nnd 'regain vigor.
THE AUSTRALIAN STEAMERS.
An Equalization of the Subsidies
Special to Tnn AstoriaxJ
Sax Fraxcisco, Aug. 22. John D.
Spreckles was seen by a reporter to
day with regard to the reported
changes in the line to Australia: "I
cannot say anything," he said, "unless
we see what Congress is going to do
about the subsidy bill. At present we
receive $200,000 yearly, only ctfo.000
of wliich is received from this side of
the water. The Australian govern
ment say they won't pay any more
subsidy unless the American govern
ment pay their half. If Congress
won't do this then we will have to
knock off our line of steamers."
Special to Tnr: Astoriax.i
Sax Jose, Aug. 22. The Demo
cratic state convention concluded its
labors this afternoon. J. V. Coffey, of
San Francisco, and G. A. Smith, of
Los Angeles, are nominated for associ
ate justices of the supreme court.
They also endorsed the following
nominatiens: "W. B. Hendricks, the
present incumbent secretary of state;
John P. Dunn, the present incumbent
state controller; Adam Herald, the
present incumbent stato treasurer; W.
C. Graves, of San Francisco, attorney
general; S. C. Boom, of Humboldt,
surveyor-general; H. H. Hall, of Menlo
Park, state superintendent of public
instruction; J. D. Spencer, of Stanis
laus, clerk of the supreme conrt.
Sued for Libei.
Special to Tin: Astoiuax.
Victoria, B. C, Aug. 22. A suit of
libel has been instituted against the
Times by a man named Hugo, a scab
Wellington miner, for S3,000. Hugo
is one of tho minora who stayed in
Dunsmuir's mine when the other men
Tliey Are Leaylus tlie tlnltecl States
to Coloulze iu 014 Mexico.
r,tnt l'Eits oxs ali: ea rxo a. i tei
Special by Tur. United Prkss.
Demixo, N. M., Aug. 22. Consider
able Mormon emmigration is now
tending toward tho Casa Grande and
Piedras Verde vallevs in the state of
Chihuahua, Mexico, passing by Dom
ing and crossing the international
boundary line by Los Palmoas. Mor
mons have abandoned, any further at
tempts to colonize in American terri
tories, and are looking toward Old
Mexico as their Canaan in the Casa
Grande valloy, which contains at least
3,000,000 acres of choice land, and
is well located. Tho first Mormon
colony was called Porfiry Diaz. Tho
colony is about two years old and pos
sesses 500 persons. Its Bishop i3 Dr.
Derby Johnson, from Salt Lake City.
On tho Piedras Verda river by Casa
Grande City is situated in a beautiful
valley. the Juarez Colony, of somo 7,000
persons, under tho direction of Bishop
McDonald. There are estimated now
to bo from 3,000 to G.000 Mormons in
Arizona territory who desire to find a
homo in Old Mexico.
A citizen with a fishing pole over
his shoulder was going up State street
yesterday when a stranger called eut:
Fifty feet further on a second man
"Are they biting now?"
At the next corner a third stopped
him nnd asked:
" Say, what will yon take for a ton
A fonrth, fifth, sixth aud seventh
had their say, and tho eighth bore
down upon him with:
"I tell yon old fellow, you may
laugh at the idea of spitting on your
bait, but it brings luck audi can
"Speaking to nieV" queried the man
with the pole.
"What do you take me for?"
"Why, ain4t you going fishing?"
"Who said so?"
"Haven't yon got a fish pole?"
"Suppose I have- If I saw you
carrying a bar of soap home, would I
argue that you were going to do the
"But aren't you going fishing?"
"No, sir. This pole is to punch the
sparrows nests ont of the eaves of my
house. Mighty funny how many peo
ple there are in thi3 world who are in
terested in other people's business.
Some years ago Hiram Bicker, Sr.,
bought a new safe for the old house at
Poland Spring. The man put it up,
explained the combination and went
away. Three weeks later some one
said: "How do you like your safe?"
"Like it!" said he. "Liko it! It's a
great safe. Sure thing against burg
lars. No use to fool with that safe. I
put all my money in it the day the
man went away and there ain't one of
us 'round there that's been able to
open it since, and the money's still
there- For a safe it's first-class, but
for a bank to draw on it's dryer than a
contribution box." Lewiston Jour
nal. It was discovered at Rzeszow,
Galicia, somo time ago, that several
Jewish graves had been broken open,
and that the bodies of two children
wero missing. The police mado in
quiries, and found out that in a neigh
boring village, where typhus fever had
broken out, a so-called "miracle
doctor" had prescribed, as a cure, the
burning of the bones of a Jew in the
patient's room. He brought the bones
himself. Tho "doctor" has been sen
tenced to five months' imprisonment.
The largest saw mill in the world
is at Christiana, in Norway, and is
owned by one man. It runs thirty-six
gang-saws. From forty to fifty ships
load atone time at it3 docks. The
samo man owns two large Hour mills.
Tho lumber yard of this mill extends
more than a mile.
BEET SUGAR &R0WIM
The IMnstry to 16 Attempted in
the Sonth of Ireland
SOIL AM) OLBIATE SUITABLE.
A Oompany Formed With a (Japital
Stock of $1,250,000 to Prose
cute the Experiment.
Special by The Uxited Press.
New York, Aug. 22. It is an
nounced here on good authority that
the growing of beet sugar is about to
be attempted in the South of Ireland,
and that a company has already been
formed in London and Liverpool, with
a capital stock of 1,250,000, to prose
cute the experiment. The scheme
seems to resemble tho plan recom
mended by Spreckles in California in
some of its details. The company
rely, it is said, upon the farmers culti
vating tho requisite quality of beet
root for sale to the company, who will
provide buildings and a plant for its
manufacture only, and will not under
take the growers' part of the business.
It is claimed the soil and climate in
the Sonth of Ireland are suitable for
this kind of a crop, and beet sugar can
be made there at a profit.
Special to The Astoriax.1
Sax Fraxcisco, Aug. 22. The mon
etary panic in New York has not
caused any perceptible strengthening
of the rates in this market Money
here is plentiful at 5 to 7 per cent, per
annum on approved collaterals. In
fact it is so abundant that during the
past few days a total of $1,000,000
has been transmitted to New York to
take advantage of high rates tempo
rarily prevailing there.
Pacific Coast Failures.
Special to The Astortax.I
Sax Fraxcisco, Aug. 22. Tho
JiradstreeVs Mercantile Agency re
ports eighteen failures in the Pacific
coast states and territories for the
week ending to-morrow, as compared
with eleven for the previous week,
and eleven for the corresponding week
Coast Weather Reports.
Special to The Astokiax.J
Sax Fraxcisco, Aug. 22. For Ore
gonFair weather; winds generally
westerly; stationary temperature, ex
cept warmer at Baker City.
For "Washington Fair weather;
winds generally westerly; stationary
temperature in the western portion;
warmer in tho eastern portion.
T.J. Cluuic IVomindtcd.
Special to The Astokiax.
Sax Jose, Aug. 22. The fifth Demo
cratic congressional district convention
nominated T. J. Clunie to-day.
On the Diamond.
Special to The Astokiax.1
Stocktox, Aug. 22. Stockton 2, San
Oaklaxd, Aug. 22. Oakland 5, Sa
The Election Hill.
Special to The Astoriax.1
WTAsrnxGTOx, Aug. 22. The con
sideration of tho election bill by the
senate has been postponed until
Yi'ateli ami Diamond Iting
Will be raffled at Aug. Danielson's
saloon, this Saturday 'evening at 8
o'clock. F. II.
Alaska Totem Poles.
An Alaska excursionist gives tho
following interesting informatien:
Totem poles, I must explain, are
crests of the Indians, or the history of
their ancestors. In the picture one
sees a bear, frog, whale, eagle, or somo
like animal or bird. These different
carvings state that one of their ances
tors, long time ago, married an eagle,
then their son married a frog, and so
on. A frog may marry an eagle, but
not a whale, because frogs and whales
are alike according to their no
tion. A bear may marry an awk,
but not a wolf, because bears and
wolves are carnivorous, and so the
totems havo their meanings. In mar
riage the children take the name of
the mother, so that a man who is an
eagle, and has a wife who is a bear,
can marry his daughter because she
is a bear. These clans, I understand,
have these different tribes to keep the
peace, because a frog cannot and will
not fight a frog. There are many of
these poles in Wrangle, also many
curiosity shop3 where the tourists in
vest in diffeient Indian relics and
Willapa River aud Harhor.
South Bexd, Wash., Aug. 20. The
government vessel, the Gedney, is
here surveying the harbor and river,
and pronounce both very fine for nav
igation. The Northern Pacific rail
road is also making careful soundings
of tho same. They have quite a force
at work on the railroad grade, and are
doing the grading for a $50,000 hotel.
A big shark, caught near Asbury
Park, had in its belly four bushels of
fish and parts of a man's leg and foot.
It was 115 feet long, and was caught
in Jeffrey's fish pond, having followed
a school offish into the inclosure. It
was killed with considerable difficulty.
Martinez, Cal., October 2, lfes$.
I could hardly walk or lie down from lame
back; suffered several weeks. St. Jacoha Oil
permanently cured me, other remedies hav
ins failed to do so. FRED. HITMAN.
Clovcrdale, Ind,, Feb. 8, If
rrom a bad cold pain3 settled In my.
and I suffered creatly : confined to bed
could hardly move or turn. I tried St ji
vu, wmen enrett me- x uo not rear reeni
MRS. P. ST. REINHES