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EXCLUSIVE TELEGRAPHIC PRESS REPORT.
ASTORIA, OREGON, WEDNESDAY MORNING, MARCH 8, 1893.
PRICE, FIVE CENTS,
VOL. XL. NO. 5tf.
THAT'S THE PLACE!
Were 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 foundf
' 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 rule '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 CUT
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 fall name, school and class
you belong to.
OUR GOVERNMENT FINANCES
Snmlns Gold in the Treasury Is Prac
FIBST MEETING OF A NEW CABINET
Ex-Cabinet Official, Hid Tbelr Old Aiilit-
tuli Good Bye Token! of Kindly
Washington, March 7. The majority
and minority reports of the committee
on ways and means on their Investi
gation of the condition of the treasury
are completed and sent to the printer.
Springer, who prepared the majority
report, says that, assuming the state
ments made by Secretary Foster to be
correct, on the 30th of June next there
will be an estimated cash balance in
the treasury of $20,992,377 over and
above the gold reserve. This estimated
balance is probably too high. The ma
jority are of the opinion that at the
close of the present fiscal year there
will be an available cash balance in the
treasury, aside from the gold reserve,
of not over $17,000,000. As to 1894,
Springer says the secretary estimated
the available cash balance at $47,057,
402. But under the most careful esti
mate that can now be made, It Is ap
parent, says the report, that at the
end of the ensuing fiscal year there
will be a deficiency amounting to from
$30,000,000 to $40,000,000. In these cal
dilations no account has been taken of
the requirements of the sinking fund.
In conclusion, the majority cite Sec-
retary Foster's statement that in his
opinion there would be a deficit at the
end of the fiscal year of 1894, and that
the receipts of the government should
be increased at once by $50,000,000 to
meet the treasury condition as set forth
In his report and that the gold reserve
fund should be Increased by $25,000,000.
The minority report is signed by all
the republican members of the commit
tee and it says the cohcluslons of the
majority, from the evidence presented,
seem wholly unwarranted and mislead
ing. "In fact, there seems to be an ut
ter lack of evidence to Justify any of
the conclusions of the majority upon
the statement of the secretary, which
showed there would be a surplus in the
treasury on the 30th of June, 1894."
The statements of the secretary are
supplemented by evidence of treasury
experts, evidently of the most conser
vatlve character. The estimated re
ceipts being placed at a minimum
while the estimated expenditures are
placed at a maximum.
STATE OF THE U. S. TREASURY.
Down to Bedrock for Gold, but Noth
ing Alarming In It.
Washington, March 7. Ex-Secretary
of the Treasury Foster -said this even
ing that the treasury was down to bed'
rock when turned over to the new
treasurer today. Carlisle finds him
self confronted with a great response
bllity to maintain a gold basis, and a
man with less ability might find the
task a very difficult one. It is probable
that before he has been two days in
office he will find it necessary to choose
between issuing bonds and trenching
upon the gold reserve. The ex-secre
tary said the department was now
practically to the gold reserve, there
being less than $2,000,000 free gold on
hand. He did not regard the situation
as alarming, however, as all the ex
cltement about gold shipments ap
peared to have subsided. It was, he
said, In better condition than he ex
pected to find It at this time, and did
not look so alarming as It did a week
or so ago.
Courtesies between Cabinet Officers
Washington, March 7. The new cab
inet officers all assumed their duties
today. The new officers were intro
duced by the retiring officers to the
assistants, chiefs of divisions and
clerks. The old cabinet officers shook
hands with and bade good bye to all
the employes of the respective depart'
This evening the officials and em
ployes of the agricultural department
met at the residence of! Secretary Rusk
and presented him with a handsome
silver service of five pieces with salver,
Assistant Secretary Wlllets will re
main some time, at the request of Sec
retary Morton. Claude N. Bennett.the
Washington correspondent of the At
lanta Journal, will act as private sec
retary to Secretary Hoke Smith.
A HISTORIC CEREMONT.
Washington, March 7. The Induction
Into office of the members of President
Cleveland's cabinet, today (save Secre
tary Gresham, who was sworn In yes
terday) was a historic event at the
state department this morning. For
the first time In the history of the
government the heads of the depart
merits , assembled' In the diplomatic
parlor and together took the oath of
THE DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS.
Indications Are That the Populist Sen-
' ators Will Be Ignored.
Washington, March 7. The demo-
crallc caucus which met In the senate
chamber .this morning was well attend
ed. The action today Indicates that the
populist senators are to be Ignored, as
Senator-le of North Dakota, Peffer
and Alien, populists, were not invited
to be present. Martin of Kansas was
present ' and participated In the pro
ceedings,' Allen, it la understood, will
vote with the democrats when It comes
The caucus organized by electing
Gorman chairman and Faulkner sec
retary. Much time was consumed In
discussing matters bearing on the
standing of senators appointed by gov
ernors. A spirit of opposition was man
ifested. It was finally decided, however,
that these matters, together with the
case of Martin, should be referred to
the committee on privileges and elec
The first meeting of the president's
cabinet was held this afternoon and
lasted over two hours. The necessity
for filling positions without delay was
taken ft a self evident fact, but Presl
dent Cleveland Impressed upon the offi'
clal family the necessity of going slow
ly in niaking selections.
HOKE SMITH'S PAPER SAYS SO.
Atlanta, Ga., March -7. The Atlanta
Journal, Hoke Smith's paper, in a lead
ing telegram from Washington serves
a warning upon office seekers that ap
pointments will not be speedily made.
It says this Is going to be a business
administration, and not a huge parti
san machine. Prominence is also given
to the fact that the president has
served a distinct and emphatic notice
that he would hammer with his veto
every sliver bill that congress might
pass. The declaration is made that
tariff reform will be indefinitely post'
poned. Chief among the reasons given
Is that the finances of the government
are in a precarious condition. The
question arises, are the revenues of
the ifuVerrjnusht' now vuffloient to meet
the expenses Imposed by republican eX'
travagance. This question must be
settled before a decisive measure of
tariff reform may be undertaken at
this time, or can be determined.
A TERRIBLE THOUGHT.
New York March 7. A morning
paper says: "The intimation that
Cleveland may appoint a commission
to visit Hawaii before acting on the
annexation question has caused a
chill to run up the backs of the Ha
walian ' commissioners. The appoint
ment of a commission, they realize,
would not only occasion delay in the
settlement of an Important question,
but would deprive them of any hon
ors or profits connected with it."
OFFICE-SEEKERS ARE DISCREET.
Washington, March 7. The Bteady
tramp, tramp of office seekers sounded
through the White House all day.
While the larger number of those who
saw the president were candidates for
office, few of them attempted to preBS
their claims, and congressmen with
long lists of constituents willing to
work for Uncle Sam, were discreet
enough not to ask for favors, but sim
ply to pay their respects.
Chicago, March 7. A rumor In the
board of trade this afternoon that the
government had decided to Issue $50,-
000,000 In bonds, sent wheat up nearly
a .cent. The Associated Press corres'
pondent at Washington telegraphs at
half past three this afternoon: "Cab.
inet is now in session. No bonds have
been Issued yet. What may be done,
A DEMOCRATIC CAUCUS.
Washington, March 7 The demo
cratic members of the senate went Into
caucus this morning. Up to 1 p. in.
absolutely nothing had been done be
yond the expression of individual
views. The time of the caucus so far,
has been devoted to the consideration
of committee changes and chairman
MAY McCLELLAN MARRIED.
Paris, March 7. The rellgous war
rlage of May McClellan, daughter of
the late General McClellan, to Paul
Desperez, an attache to the French
legation at Washington, occurred to.
RAILROAD PRESIDENT ELECTED,
Boston, March 7. Vice-President
Relnhart, of the Atchison, Topeka and
Santa Fe road, was today elected to
succeed President Manvel, deceased.
DEATH OF MRS. BROWN.
Chicago, March 7. Mrs. Archibald I.
Brown, eldest daughter Of Chief Jus
tice Melville W. Fuller, died here this
KAIULANI TO SEE CLEVELAND,
Boston, March 7. Princess Kaiulanl,
left this evening for Washington. She
will call on President Cleveland.
Anderson's Railroad Bill Passes as
VAEIECY OF GENERAL NEWS ITEM8
Racing or No Racing" the Subject of De
bate In New Jersey, Affirmative Ha
the Inside Track.
Olvmuia. Wash.. March 7. The con
sideration of the revenue bill was con
cluded by the house this morning and
passed by a vote of 64 to 18.
White's senate bill No. 8149, lor tne
excavation of water ways by private
contract, was passed.
A message from the senate an
nounced their decision that that body
was not to concur in the amendments
to the revenue bill, and a conference
committee was appointed.
Ludden's bill for the appraisal ana
sale of tide and school lands was
The Anderson railroad bill consumed
much of the morning session of the
senate, and it was continued this of-
ternoon.. The bill occasioned endless
debate and as amended was passed.
Section 1, as passed, reads:
"No individual company of corpora
tion, owning, operating, managing oi
leasing any railroad or part of rallroa
In this state shall charge for or re
ceive a greater or higher rate for car
rying wheat, bailey ,flour, flaxseed.
rice, or other mill stuffs, oats, potatoes,
or hay. than 85 per centum of the rate.
actually charged for carrying said ar
ticles or commodities on the first daj
of Jaunary, 1893, provided, that n
greater rate than $5 per ton shall bt
charged for, carrying the articles or
commodities hereinbefore enumeraed
for a haul of 500 miles or lees."
Tucker's house bill providing for a
levy of a three and one-half mill ta
for school purposes was lndeflnltel
Recess was taken until 7:30 p. m.
The senate devoted nearly the en
tire evening to the consideration of
Mentzer's house bill to erect a state
capltol, and passed It almost unani
mously with an amendment that $1,000,
000 be appropriated for a starter.
THE SENATORIAL SITUATION.
Olympla, March 7. Following wat
the vote for today: Allen, 4G; Turner,
19; Griggs, 7; McCroskey, 20; Van Pat
ton, 9. The remainder, scattering.
THE NEW JERSEY CONFLICT.
The Racers Versus the Anti-Racer.
Struggling for Supremacy.
Trento. N. J., March 7. The anti-
race track memorial was presentee
in the assembly today. A resolution
providing for a public hearing of dele
gates from the mass meeting of tm
anti-racing people provoked a heated
discussion. The speaker ruled the res
olution out of order and an appeal wat
taken and the chair was. sustained.
He then announced that the chairman
of the committee on municipal corpora
tions would accord the public a hearing
on the bill at 2 o'clock, and the fight
for the present was over.
In the senate Marsh presented a pe
tition from a committee of fifty, asklnj
for a hearing on the racing appeal. He
made a motion that such hearing be
granted, but President Adrian de
clared It out of order. He was inexora
able and the whole subject had to be
The house committee on municipal
corporation this afternoon) heard the
committee of fifty. Tomorrow the ad
vocates of racing legislation will be
THE WASHINGTON EXHIBIT.
Re-election and Reorganization of the
Committee in Tacoma.
Tacoma, March 7. The Washington
World's fair committee reorganized
here last evening, reelecting old officer
as follows: Dr. N. G. Blalock, of Wal
la Walla, president; D. S. B. Connover,
of Port Townsend, vice-president; P. C.
KaufTman, of Tacoma, secretary; Sam'
uel Collyer, of, Tacoma, treasurer; and
Dr. G. V. Calhoun, of Laconner, execu
tive commissioner. Commissioner Cal
houn leaves for Chicago on Monday to
superintend the completion of the state
building, and the arrangement of ex
FRANK NEWBRA SUICIDED.
Portland, Oo., March 7. Frank New
bra, a Jewelry engraver, committed
suicide this morning by means of mor
phlne. Newbra was unable to obtain
work and was despondent. He was
thirty-two years of age, and unmar
ried. His parents live In Grand Rap-
THE INDIANS WILL SELL.
Moscow, Idaho, March 7. The spe
cial messenger from the Lapwal this
afternoon, brings the Information that
a majority of the Indians on the Nez
Perce reservation have signed the
agreement for the opening of the reser
vation. This comes as a surprise as two
of the three members of the commls- '
sion appointed by the government to
confer with the Indians, left for the
East a few days ( ago thoroughly die?
couraged over the stubbornness of the
THE OREGON PACIFIC.
Continued Postponement of Sale. Also
of an Astoria Terminus.
Corvallls, Or., March 7. The sale of
the Oregon Paclfto Railroad, which wan
advertised to take place tit-lay has been
postponed one week. The bond holders
petitioned the court for a further ex
tension of three months to allow ex
perts to complete the examination of
books ani properties heretofore pre
vented by the action of the late re
celver, and also to Investigate the ter
ritory east of the Cascade mountains.
The court Is Inclined to grant the peti
tion If some satisfactory provision
could be made for the payment of at
least $40,000 upon back pay due em
ployes. This matter not being as yet
in the shape desired by Judge Fuller
ton, the sale was continued one week.
Several persons who claim to know,
say that the Chicago, Burlington and
Qulncy will bid on the Oregon Pacific
and use It to complete their road to
tide water. The Burlington has al
ready reached the Idaho line and if
they can get the Oregon Pacific the gap
to be filled in will be considerably less
than 500 miles. If the Burlington
should acquire the Oregon Pacific they
will build a line from Albany to Port
land a distance of eighty miles, and
probably extend It to Astoria.
GOVERNOR STONE'S OPINION.
He Condemns Federal Courts. Says
Says They nre No Good.
Jefferson City, Mo., March 7. Since
Friday last, v ht n Judge Phillips of the
United States court announced a de
cision In the case of the St. Clair coun
ty Judges, Governor Stone has been
giving the points of the opinion some
close attention. He gave out today a
lengthy statement on the subject. He
denies his trying to defy the federal
courts and then says:
"The federal court Is semi-foreign to
the state. ' Circuit Judges , are . rarely
cltlze'rifa of the 6tate whose laws they
set at defiance. States have absolutely
no control over them, They have no
special Interest or concern In the gov
ernment. They hold life offices and
draw salaries from the federal govern
ment." The governor thinks It would be bet
ter to "go back to the old rule which
prevailed In the better days of the
republic when the spirit os well as the
setter of the constitution was observed
and when state sovereignty sovereign
within its proper sphere was some
thing more than a shallow pretense or
a mocking dream. Do that, and these
hateful and menacing conflicts In Ju
risdiction will dtsappeur."
A DAMAGING FIRE IN "PORTLAND.
Large Stock of the Brownsville Wool
len Mills Suffers.
Portland, Or.. March 7. A firo broke
out tonight on the second floor of a
building on Second and Mor'
rson streets, In a room occupied by a
Japanese store. The fire, which started
from an overheated stove, was soon ex
tinguished by the department and the
loss on the upper floor was nominal.
The lower floor which was occupied as
store by the Brownsville Woollen
Mills, was flooded with water and the
stock of goods valued at $200,000 badly
damaged. They claim that their loss
will reach $100,000. The stock was In
sured for about one-half Its value.
New Orleans, March 7. -Trains ar
riving this morning brought additions
to the crowds in attendance on the
fights. There will be more people pres
ent than was expected laM week.
Most of the flgheter here p'.n their
faith to Hall because they believe he
will be able to hit Fltzslmmons, and
most experts agree that Fltzslmmons
does not rllh being punished. Hall
will enter the ring v.elghlng about 17S
pounds. Fltzslmmons will be seven or
eight pounds lighter.
IOWA TOWN ELECTIONS.
Des Moins, Iowa, March 7. Town
elections were held throughout Iowa
yesterday. Returns from seventeen of
the principal cities show republican
successes, at Ottumwa, Atlantic, Car
stln, Mason City, Sioux City, Fort
Dodge, Lemars, and Iowa City. The
democrats won at Creston, Cedar Rap
Ids, Independence, Boone, and Clinton.
Party lines were not closely drawn, so
no comparisons can be made.
NOT A FULL CONFESSION.
Little Rock, Ark., March 7. Rev. H.
8. Buchanan, one of the Arkansas In
sane asylum trustees, has confessed
that he embezzled about $15,000. It Is
nc known what be did with the
BURNED TO DEATH.
Clark vllle. Tenn,. March 7. Mr. J.
W. Jone and daughter were In a field
when their their clothes caught fire
from a burning brush heap, and both
were burned to death.