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EXCLUSIVE TELEGRAPHIC -PRESS REPORT.
VOL. XL. "NT). 5fi.
ASTORIA. OREGON, TUESDAY MORNING, MARCH 7, 1803.
TRICE. FIVE CENTS,
THAT'S THE PLACE!
Wero I to seek a place to dwell,
More like heaven and less like hell,
Where roses bloom the year around, , ,
. And where the finest girls are found,
A place that knows no cold or heat
And where the climate can't be beat,
Where epidemics are unknown -And
courtesy is strangers shown,
. Where the harbor is wide and deep,
And Herman Wise sells clothing cheap, ,
Where fair play rules 'tween man and man,
And everyone does all he can;
There's no .other place 'neath the sun
Such as "Astoria, Oregon."
H W. Shortfellow.
THE ASSIGNEE'S SALE
Will be continued for a few days until
further notice. Everything
MUST BE CLOSED OUT
PRICES - WILL - BE - GUT
To Suit the Condition and the times.
W. W. PARKER, Assignee.
1. What, has been the most fertile
cause of war?
2. Where does the water in a blister
3. Which sense is capable of the high
est educational development?
4. Which is the most rapid national
decadence on record?
Answers must be in by Friday next.
Please send full name, school and class
you belong to.
. fflOM THE NATIONAL CAPITAL
ClCKlani Receives me Congratulations
COMPOSITION OP THE TWO HOUSES
Wagon Road Land Grant Deolslon 8ui
talned Chlne.e Kxcluslon Stringently
Washington, March 6. Crowds of
distinguished visitors began to storm
the White House early today, and Mr.
Cleveland was obliged to. forego his
work and listen to words of congratu
lation from governors of states, sen
ators, representatives, 'arid hosts ;of
At two o'clock the president received
more callers. It Is estimated that near
ly 8,000 people shook his hand during
There were thirty-six nominations
sent to the state by President Harri
son during the last session that failed
of confirmation. Of this number one
was rejected, that of John V. L. Find
lay. of Maryland, to be arbitrator for
the United . States on the Chilian
claims commission. The name of O
M. Lambbrtson) was Substituted . by
President Harrison, but no action was
taken on It by the senate. .
. The most Important nomination not
sanctioned by the senate was that of
Benton Hanchett, of Michigan, to be
United States circuit Judge for the
Sixth Judicial district, to succeed
Judge Jackson, who was confirmed as
associate Justice of the United States
supreme court. For purely political
reasons the democratic senators used
their influence to prevent Honchett's
confirmation. Three army nomina
tions, all for desirable positions, failed
for lack of action. One was that of
Lieutenant Jno. A. Dapray to be pay.
master with rank of major.. The pro
motion of Col. Ewell S. Otis to be
brigadier general in place of General
Carr, who was forced to retire, also
fell through on account of the antag
onism of General Carr's friends, who
objected to his retirement. Among the
other failures were that of Lycurgus
Ward to be commissioner for the dis
trict of Alaska.
Judge Gresham took the oath as sec
retary of state this afternoon.. Secre.
tary Wharton afterwards signed Judge
Gresham's commission, and the latter
will perform a like office tomorrow for
his associates In t'he cabinet, who win
take hold on Wednesday.
The present .roll call of the Benate
shows 44 democrats, 38 republicans,
and 1 populist, 1 Independent, 1 far
mers' alliance, and three vacancies.
The vacancies are one each for- Mon
tana, Washington and ' Wyoming.
Should the republicans eventually All
all of these vacancies, which can
scarcely.be the case In view of Beck-
wlth's appointment In Wyoming, it
would give them 41. Should the third
party senators then all vote with the
republicans, an unlikely proposition,
the Benate would still be a tie, with
Vice-President Stevenson holding the
controlling vote, ,',
The composition of the house as
shown by official returns. Is democrats,
217; republicans,. 128; third party, 8. .
Secretary Foster, of the treasury de-.
partment, this afternoon received a
telegram from Roberts, assistant sec
retary at New York, stating that
J2,075,00O in gold will be taken for ex.
port tomorrow. This leaves the United
States treasury with less than $2,000,000
free gold, .the' lowest point It has
reached since the passage of the act
for the resumption of specie payment
The supreme court -today decided
against the United States in its suit
agalnBt the California & Oregon Land
Company to set aside and declare void
the title of the land company to tracts
In, Oregon purchased by the company
from persons acquiring title from the
grantees under what are known as the
wagon road land grants acts of con
gress. The decision of the lower court
THE CITY SUSTAINED.
It May Charge a Rental for the Use of
Public Streets. -Washington,
March 6. In the case of
the city of St. Louis against the West
ern .Union Telegraph company, the
supreme court, in opinion by Justice
Brewer, reversed the decision of the
lower court and held to be valid the
city ordinance exacting compensation
from the company for the use of
streets for telegraph poles? the charge
being $5 on each pole erected. . The
court hllds that this was in reality a
rental charged for the use of the pub
lic -streets, and that the city had as
much light to charge such rental as It
had to charge for the use of a room In
the city hall.
STRIKING MINERS CLEARED.
Washington, March 6. In the opinion
delivered by Justice Blatchford, for
Chief Justice Puller, In the case of
George A. Pettlbone and other striking
Coeur DAlene miners In Idaho against
the Unttpd, States, the court decided
In favor of .the miners, and directed
that the indictment against them be
These cases grew out of the riots
at the Wardner mines. The court at
that time had granted injunctions re
stricting "the strikers from interfering
with the men, and it. was alleged that
Pettlbone; and others conspired tc vio
late the laws of the United States. The
court holds' that the Indictment under
which' they were convicted of .this
charge is defective In that it was not
shown that the men had knowledge of
the order of the court. Justices Brew
er and -Braner dissented.
HIGH HONOR TO HARRISON.
He Is Given a Warm Welcome by
: State and People.
Indianapolis March' 6. The city was
gaily decorated in honor of the return
of General Harrison. The daywas
dear and comfortable.and great crowds
assembled to welcome the distin
guished 'citizen's return. , The train
bearing the ex-presldent arrived at
half-past eleven. General . Harrison
was escorted to a carriage, and the dif
ferent organizations fell Into line and
the procession moved toward the hotel,
The, welcome home was as warm as
his God-speed to . Washington was en
thusiastic four years ago,
Fylry 15,000 people gathered at the
state house to bid him welcome, and
greeted him with' most enthusiastic
demonstrations of- applause.
Mayor Sullivan called the meeting to
order and delivered a brief speech of
Welcome. When General Harrison
stepped to the- front of the platform
cheers were given three times three
Harrison said In part:
."Four years ago, If the callendar Is
consulted, I left you to assume high
responsibilities. If I should consult
heart and mind, I should say It was
ten years since since I bade good bye
to my . Indianapolis friends to make
my home elsewhere, but it. seemed to
me my only home was Indianapolis.
(Cheers.) I am too. old to make new
homes, but not tpo old, I hope, to re
new, the old associations that made
this bo dear a home. I left you with
one certalrtty, and I return with the
certainty that I had no other motive
In my heart than honor to the flag,
sacredness of the constitution, and the
prosperity of ull our people. (Cheers.)
"I come to you again accompanied
by a great sorrow, but I trust, and
ypur presence here gives me your wit
ness that I am unattended by any
shame growing out of the discharge of
my public duties. Add to your kind
ness and to this great welcome which
you have extended to me today the
further kindness of excusing me from
attempting to speak to you further.
May God bless you all."
The ex-president them shook hands
with the vast crowd. '
Today the house of representatives
unanimously adopted a resolution ex
tending to Hon. Beajamln Harrison,
a cordial and hearty welcome upon
his return to his home and congratu
lations for ' the "high honor he has
achieved for, himself and the state of
Indiana, as president of the United
States of America, from which high
fflce he has Just returned full of
Indianapolis, March 6. It is author
atlvely announced this afternoon that
General Harrison will not return to the
practice of law for at least a year. He
willNgo to Stanford University, Cali
fornia, for two months in the autumn.
SOUNDING THE NEW TREASURER
Washington, March 6. Information
has reached the treasury department
that $l,5O0,0C0 of gold will be exported
tomorrow. It is understood that it
goes to Austria. The treasury officials
see in this, an effort on the part of
New Tork bankers to force the incom
ing secretary of the treasury to define
his position. The free gold In the
treasury is slightly In excess of $4,000,-
THE POSTPONED ILLUMINATIONS
Washington, March 6. Incidental to
the inauguration festivities was the Il
lumination tonight of the capltol build
ing and Pennsylvania avenue, and the
display of fireworks on the monument
grounds. These were to have taken
taken place on Saturday evening, but
owing to the Inclement weather they
were postponed until tonight '
DEPRESSED BY THE INAUGURAL,
New York,i March 6. Cleveland's In
augural remarks on trusts caused a
weakening in industrials this morning.
Compared with Saturday's closing, the
figures show losses of from t to 4 per
cents. Railroad stocks are frac
tionally lower In sympathy.
FATAL GALE IN MADAGASCAR.
Paris, March 8.A hurricane on Feb
ruary 22d. at Taniatlve. on h a
coast of Madagascar, sunk ten vessels
in the harbor and all of their crews
were drowned except ten men. In Turn.
atave a large number of buildings were
wrecjted and many Uvea were lost.
THE WASHINGTON LEGISLATURE
Some Important Measures Aie Unier
. . . Consideration.
0HUR0H PROPERTY TO BE TAXED
Except lo Chnrches Whw the Skt.
. Are Free Credit. Are to be Taxed
A Derelict Sighted. -
Olympla, Wash., March 6. The sen
ate chamber was thronged with spec
tators this afternoon, all' anxious to
learn what d'sro'dtlon was made of
the Mentsser capital bill Owing to
preference in the consideration of
other bills on the calendar, the capltol
bill was not reached.
Bills were disposed of aa follows:
The house bill in relation to the re
pair, construction and location of pub
lic roads was passed.
A bill appropriating $4000 for the re
lief of Ellsha P. Ferry and T. M. Reed
far money advanced for tiling fees on
public lands was passed.
The senate bill No. S01 to amend the
constitution so as to permit the state
banks to Issue their notes and circu
late them as money, failed to pass.
Claypool's metropolitan poltcu bill,
providing for the appointment by the
governor .of a board of commissioners
to regulate, appoint and control the
police departments of the cities of To
coma, Seattle and Spokane was passed.
The committee on corporations re
turned a majority report on the An
derson railroad bill, recommending its
passage with an amendment prov Idlng
for only a 15 per cent, reduction, which
leaves the rates from the great wheat
belt at $4.85 1-2 per ton. It Is the Mime
as the Wesson bill, but Btrlkes out po
tatoes and hay and fixes the rate at
not greater than $4.S1 per ton on the
greatest distance In the stale. The
committee submitted with Its report tv
lengthy argument to the effect that
the railroads could not carry freight
at the rates contained in the bill. The
report was signed by Smith, and Van-
devanter favors the bill as it came
from the house with the $4.31 rate. The
bill with both reports will be consid
ered as a special order for tomorrow
at 10 o'clock.
Webb's senate bill to establish a
state agricultural fair at North Yaki
ma, consumed the remainder of the af
ternoon. Miller of Walla Walla, op
posed the bill from a moral standpoint
and his amendment to strike out ap
portions of the bill that would admit
of betting or the Belling of pools fulled
to pass. .
The bill passed by a vote of 21 ayes
to 10 noes.
The emergency clauso was oassed. ; "
ThehouBe passed the bill abolishing
the Puget Sound Board of Health and
giving the state board of health entire
jurisdiction In quarantine matters.
The balance of the day was devoted
to the revenue bill which Is still un
At the evening session section 3 re
lating to the taxation of mortgages
was stricken from the bill and ail
amendment to tax "all credits includ
ing accounts, notes, bonds, certificates
of deposit, judgments, etc., waa adopt- j
ed. The amendment to strike out sec
tion exempting churches from taxation
waa lost and an amendment to limit
the exemption to churches In which
the seats are free was adopted. Grounds
120x200 feet In size of library, hospital,
and asylum buildings, and of Institu
tions for fallen women and homes for
the aged and infirm, were exempted.
An amendment to provide for but one
real estate valuation every two years
was adopted." The consideration of the
bill was continued till tomorrow.
THE SENATORIAL CONTEST. -Olympla,
Wash., March 8.-The sen-
atorlal ballot today was a follows:
Allen, 46; Turner, 22; Griggs, 15; Oil
man, 9; Van Patten, 9; remainder scat
tering. .A DERELICT SIGHTED.
San Francisco, March 8. Captain
Morrln of the schooner Orient which
arrived today, reports a vessel bottom
side up, and a quantity of wreckage
47 miles northwest of Point Reyes,
sighted on Sunday night. It was too
dark to ascertain the derelict's name.
A SETTLEMENT OF DAMAGES.
Tacoma, March 6.-Jud(to Wood, of
Portland, Is here arranging a final set
tlement between the Wells-Fargo Ex
press Company and Mclntyre ft Stew
art, who have accepted the company's
offer of $7,250 in lieu of their claims
for .false imprisonment .Deducting
expense, this will net the young men
about $3,000 each.
Tacoma, March 8. Geo. Danforth, 11
years old, while hunting rabbits Sat
urday afternoon near Ferndale, allowed
his gun to drag along the ground
with the muzzle pointy to fcs stoiric!:
The hammer struck a stone, causing
the shot to penetrate his body. He
died this afternoon.
A MOST STRINGENT ORDER.
An Endeavor to Enforce the Chinese
Washington, March 8. The treasury
department Is informed that numerous
fraudulent papers have been presented
by Chinese upon the Pacific coast and
Canadian borders, claiming to be mer
chants wfth the right to domicile in
the United States. In view of this
state of affairs Assistant Secretary
Spauldtng has Instructed collectors of
customs to disregard all such papers
and refuse entry unless it is proven
satisfactorily, that the persons present
ing them have the right to land. This
order Is the most stringent ever issued
by the treasury department In an en
deavor to enforce the Chinese exclu
TWO LONG, SEVERE VOYAGES.
San FranclBCO, March 8. The Amer
can bark Adolph O'Brlg, arrived in
port this morning, 8.10 days from New
York, after one of the most tempest
uous voyages ever experienced. The
second iftkte and two men were lost,
overboard, and when the vessel put in
to Port Stanley for repairs eight of the
crew deserted. After the O'Brlg left
Port Stanley she encountered storm
after storm, her decks being at times
a mass of snow and ice.
The BritlBh ship Old Kensington ar
rived here this morning after a voyage
of S-14 days from London. Her long
delay was due to rough weather off
Cape Horn in which she waa dis
masted. The captain ran for Port
Stanley and remained there from May
SMALL-POX AT CLACKAMAS.
' Oregon City, Or., March 6. There are
two cases of small-pox at Clackamas.
Mrs: Benjamin Knox afld her youngest
child were stricken with the dreaded
disease yesterday. The citizens have
sent for a special physician from Port
land to. attend the cases, and beve-also
procured a nurse and quarantined
the house, but it is doubtful if the
spread ol the disease can be prevented,
as John Knox, from whom they caught
It, has been all about town. The citi
zens are taking vigorous measures to
protect the community from contagion.
CLEVELAND WILL CONSIDER.
Washington, March 8. The commit
tee on ceremonies of the World'a Fair
commission this afternoon called on
Cleveland, and Invited him to be pres
ent and to take part in the opening ex
ercises.' The president replied In an
entirely Informal manner, saying that
there would be many things claiming
his attention at that time, but that If
he decided to go it would be because
he considered It a public duty. He
would consider the matter and an
nounce his decision In a day or two.
A HARD EXPERIENCE.
Seattle, March 6.-The ship Stato of
Maine, arrived today 221 days from
New York, after an exceedingly rough
passage. The seamen suffered terribly
on account of being constantly wet.
The vessel put back to Montevideo, on
November 9th, with her crew all dis
abled and their supply of fresh water
entirely gone. AH the crew, deserted
there but one. ' ..
IMPROVEMENT IN HONOLULU.
San Francisco, Cal., March 8.- The
bark, Carrier Dove, arrived from Hono
lulu tonight and brings advices up to
February 16th. As the work of the
provisional government progresses, the
difference between the two regimes be
comes more apparent and gives the
American residents there great satis
faction. No outbreak of any kind hus
occurred. ' .
SENATOR MORGAN INJURED.
London, March 8. Senator Morgan,
of the Bering sea commission, Is lying
III In Southampton, where he arrived
on Saturday. During a storm on the
voyage he waa thrown from his berth
and suffered Injuries in the head, ery
sipelas supervening. Ills physicians
expect him to be able to attend to busi
ness in a week.
THE NARONIC STILL MISSING.
New York. March 8. The White Star
Line steamer Naronlc Is still among
the missing craft The overdue Italy,
which it was thought might possibly
have the Naronlc in tow arrived today
and reports that she saw nothing of
the missing freighter.
Washington, March 1 The senate In
executive session confirmed all Cleve
land's cabinet nominations, and at 12:30
adjourned till Thursday.
JOSIAH QUINCY ASS'T SECY.
,. Washington, March 8. Hon. Joslah
Quincy, of Massachusetts, has ac
cepted the position as assistant secre
tary of state.
JUDGE GRESHAM RESIGNS.
Wushlngton, March 8. Judge Gresh
am has filed his resignation as judge of
the Seventh circuit, and It has bea
ac.-pted. . . .'.. ..i