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VOL. XL. NO. JO.
ASTOE1A, OREGON, Til UKS DA Y MOKNING,. MARCH tf, 1893.
PRICE. FIVE CEKTS,
THAT'S THE PLACE I
Were I to seek a place to dwell, .
More like heaven and less like hell,
Where roses bloom the year around,
And where tbe 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 lair 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 full name, school and class
you belong to.
FITZSIMMONS THE FIGHTER
HeKnocfcsHall Outfit! One Terrible
ONLY TOUB E0UHD3 WEBE TOUGHT
Hall Geti a Right Swine on the Chin that
- Pile II I m In the Cnnter of the
New Orleans, March 8. The battle of
middle-weights Is over. The March
carnival of pugilism has become prize
ring history, and Bob Fltzslmmons
stands before the country as Hall's
conqueror, and the winner of the larg
est purse ever fought for.
A magnificent crowd In point of size
and personnel, saw the great battle
tonight. Each of the principals was
regarded as a wonder in his class. So
close was the match considered that
for a long time even money was wa-
gered. Today hall was a strong favor
ite. Neither man worked hard on the
last day. Each remained quiet except
when Fltzslmmons went to take out
his naturalization papers, and Hall
to dine with Charley Mitchell.- Both
men were trained to a fine point, but
neither had taken off much flesh..
The men fought at catch-weights for
superiority only. The purse was $40,
000; $2,500 to the loser, and the re
mainder to .the winner. The audience
is estimated at between 4,000 and 4,600.
The financial result of the fight Is not
yet known, but the general opinion is
that the club lost several thousand
dollars by the entertainment.
The men entered tbe ring at 9 o'clock
promptly, Hall leading the procession.
He was loudly cheered, as was Fltzslm
mons, who came in waving the Amer
lean flag. . "
Round One After the usual hand
shaking, both men stepped nimbly to
the center and feinted for an opening
Fltz attempted - a left uppercut, but
Hall backed away. This failed a sec-
ond time and they clinched: Hall theni"protesf against' ttie-' appointment' of C.
led for the stomach and received a tap
on the shoulder. Fltz scored a heavy
left on Hall's mouth and a right on the
heart without a return. Hall made a
wild - left swing and Fltz smilingly
dodged. Fltz landed a heavy left and
dodged a return. Hall landed a heavy
right on the ear and Fltz clinched. Hall
hit Fltz on the head as the round
Round Two Fltz missed a left on
the stomach and immediately 'after a
right on the body because Hall
clinched. The men were extremely
cautious. Hall received a heavy left
on the stomach, responding with a
heavy left on the head. Hall landed a
heavy left and received a good return
on the head. Fltz forced Hall Into a
corner but the latter clinched to avoid
punishment. Fitz tried to land a left,
but was neatly stopped. Both men In
a rally, scored hits on the head.
Round Three Fitz was the aggress
or, landing on the stomach, and later
on the body and head. Then Hall
landed two heavy lefts on the face and
a heavy right uppercut. Fltz clinched
to save himself, and Duffy had diffi
culty In parting them. Fltz continued
clinching to avoid punishment.
Round Four Hall came up the ag
gressor. Fltz landed a neavy ngni on
the Jaw, knocking Hall into the middle
of the ring. The blow was a tremen
dous right hand swing, and landed full
on the Doint of the Jaw. Hall was a
long time coming to, and finally was
helped to his corner by Fltz. '
The referee awarded the contest to,
Fltzslmmons, who was waiting with
the United States flag over his head.
He walked to his opponent's corner
and shook hands, and as he was leav
ing the ring received a . tremendous
ovation. The fight was .he easiest
Fltzslmmons has had in America, and
the blow that knocked Hall out was
universally said to be the hardest that
any of the old prize ring habitues ever
witnessed. The audience rose to their
feet and a tremendous shout went up.
Hall lay unconscious on the carpet,
a look of agony on his face. It was
feared he had suffered serious injury
but his seconds, with the club officials,
and doctor, ran quickly to the prostrate
pugilist, and applying restoratives,
gradually .brought him back to con
sciousness. Fltzslmmons ran around
the ring and hastily pulling off his
gloves, helped to resuscitate his con
quered foe. When Hall was brought
to he was carried to a chair where he
remained until able to go to the dress
ing room. Fltzslmmons was frenzied
with, delight over his easy victory.
Fltzslmmons said to an Associated
"Hall is the cleverest man I ever met.
He clearly out-pointed me in the third
round, but he thought because some of
my blows fell short I could not reach
him, and I fooled him. I can only say
I am very lucky to win as soon as I
The Hall people are dejected. Hall
blamed himself and his seconds blamed
him by lnuendo for carelessness. For
a three-round contest, it is a superb
exhibition of clean hitting, skillful
dodging and audacious swinging.
There was more fighting in those three
rounds according to the rules, than in
the entire Sulllvan-Corbett battle last
September, and the memory does not
supply in ring history, a match of men
in which it was so difficult to pick the
Superior. Hall felt that he could win
when three rounds were gone and he
meant to force matters in the fourth,
but for a momenfhe waa unguarded,
and in that moment he lost a fortune.
, Hall remained in his room an hour
after the fight was over. For a long
time he was dazed, and uncommuni
FITZSIMMONS IS ON HAND.
New Orleans, March 8. Fltzslm-
mons, with his trainers and baggage
arrived this morning. Fltzslmmons
looks to be in splendid condition, and
It is thought that, though taciturn as
usual, he is supremely confident of his
ability to win the fight. Fltzslmmons
took out citizenship papers after reach
ing the city
New Orleans, March 8. The fact
cannot be . disguised that there is a
widespread impression on the st.eets
that every thing is not right, and bet
ting men are more timid than they
would be if the purse was one-fourth
f what It ia. Four to Ave is offered on
Hall, while even money is asked for
AS TO OFFICE SEEKERS.
Silver Bugs Trying to Get Even on the
Washington, March 8. The name of
Judge John Goode, of Virginia, has
been presented to the president for the
solicitor-generalship. C. T. Allen will
probably be assistant postmaster- gen
eral. Chief Justice Bennett, of Ken
tucky, will probably be pressed for the
circuit judgeship, left vacant by the
promotion of Judge Jackson to the su
preme bench. Congressman Kllgore,
of Texas, had a little talk with the
president about Mexican missions, for
which he has been endorsed by the
Texas legislature. .
The 'delegation representing typo
graphical organizations has entered a
W. Edwards, of Wilmington, Del., to
the office of public printer.
Secretary Carlisle has accepted the
proposition df the Denver clearing
house to let the government have a
million dollars In gold for a like
amount In treasury notes. He has
taken a step toward Issuing bonds and
has' has not indicated what policy he
Lived for Five Weeks on Elk Meat .and
Tacoma', Wash., March 8. W. L.
Banta, A.' G. Morrison, Geo. Day, and
W. H. Wood, four hunters returned
here today after having been snow
bound for five weeks In the mountains
at the head waters of the Wynoochee
river. They had used up their provis
ions when the storm came and were
two days without food when ithey
killed an eagle and found an elk pow
erless in the deep snow. They lived
over"; a month on elk and eagle meat
alone. Finally they reached a deserted
camp and finding an ax with Which to
split wood for snow shoes, they es
caped by means of them.
A $5,000,000 QUIBBLE.
Chicago, March 8. Another blr fight
is likely to develope over the Sunday
closing of the Fair. The local directory
will not accept the loan of $5,000,000
appropriated by congress for paying
the Judges of awards, and claim that
congress, in granting it as a loan vio
lated the agreement, and it therefore
is not a loan upon the local people,
compelling them to observe the Sunday
closing clause of the' contract.
Santa Barbara, Cal., March 8. The
first steps toward the permanent or
ganization of transcontinental lines
were made by the freight agents in
session here today. It was agreed to
form an association to be called the
"Transcontinental Freight Rate Com
mittee',' in which all the transconti
nental lines except the Great Northern,
Northern Pacific and Canadian Pacific
will be parties. I
IN MEMORY OF BLAINE.
Augusta, Me., March 8. A call has
been Issued and signed by a large num
ber of prominent gentlemen of all part
ies, from every section of the state, for
a meeting on Friday evening to organ
ize an association for the erection by
popular subscription of a statue In
honor of James G. Blaine.
EARTHQUAKE IN NEW YORK.
New York, March 8. An earthquake
shock was felt here early this morn
ing, and buildings were perceptibly
shaken. At Long Island City the
shock was especially severe, in many
instances shaking pictures from the
walls and creating havoc among china
ware and brlc-a-brac.
THE VASHIHGTON LEGISLATURE
Session fill Probatily Close Without
' " Electiiz a Senator, .
BAILB0AD3 WILL BE BESTBI0TED
Governor MoOraw May Appoint John
' B. Alloa Senator, If thoro U no
Olympla, Wash., March 8. The leg
islature will in all probability adjourn
tomorrow without electing a United
States senator. The opposing republl
can factions have stood firm through
daily balloting for nearly two months,
and John B. Allen who has sought re
election, has held fifty-two votes, be
ing within six of the coveted re-elec
tion. Turner, Allen's republican oppon
ent, has held the key to the situation
with twenty-four votes who have with
stood the appeals and Influence of Al
len's supporters and friends. The dem
ocrats with twenty-seven votes have
from time to time complimented the
leaders of the party, but with never a
break outside the ranks; and the pop.
ull8ts whose votes have been valued
so highly, have refused to yield. Twt
ballots will be taken at noon tomorrow
as usual, and both houses are expected
to meet at 7 p. m., and ballot till mid
night, when the session cIobcs.
It is confidently asserted that In cast
there Is no election, Governor McGraw
will appoint Allen; The talk of an ex
tra session Is subsiding and as the sit
uation stands, tonight, It is an even
thing between the election of Allen and
no election. ' . '
The senate today unanimously re
fused to confirm any of the appoint
ments made by Governor Ferry or
acting Governor Laughlln at the last
session of the legislature. The reason
given Was the complaint of mlsman'
agement and extravagance of several
state institutions and the action of the
senate will give Governor McGraw an
opportunity to appoint such as are In
full sympathy with the administration,
thus placing the responsibility solely
with him. ...
The senate passed the Benate bill by
Ide, fixing the maximum rates of ex
press charges, by reducing them IB per
cent, from present rates.
The house bill by Roth to provide
for the economical management of
county affairs was passed.
Recess was taken till 7 o'clock.
In the house the consideration of the
revenue bill was continued, numerous
amendments made and the bill went
to the senate for action tomorrow. ,
The following bills were passed:
The house bill to protect salmon and
other food fishes in the waters of Pu
get Sound and In all the streams flow
ing Into Puget Sound.
The senate bill authorizing the su
preme court to report and copyright
the supreme court reports.
The senate bill directing county as
sessors to make assessments of proper
ty in third and fourth class municipal
corporations for city purpose, and
making county treasurers collectors of
the taxes of such corporator.
Recess was taken until 7:30.
At 11 p. m., when the senate was
about to adjourn, the conference com
mittee on the Anderson railroad bill,
upon which depends the extra session,
submitted a majority and minority re
port The bill as amended by the senate
mlttee.before going to the conference
committee, provided for a reduction of
15 per cent. The majority report of the
conference committee favors a reduc
tion of IB per cent., provided, that no
greater rate than $4.60 per ton should
be charged for a haul of BOO miles or
less. The minority report favored a IB
per cent, reduction, provided that there
was no greater rate than $4.75 per ton,
there being a difference of only 15 cents
per ton, or one-half cent per bushel.
The minority report was adopted. The
house was immediately Informed of
the action of the senate and If the
house concurs tomorrow, the bill as
amended by the minority report will
become a law. j
THE SENATORIAL SITUATION.
Olympla, Wash., March 8. On 98th
Joint ballot the democrats again
changed and gave ' Judge Sharpstein,
democrat, o fWalla Walla, 21 votes.
Allen received 48; Turner, 20; Griggs,
7; Van Patten, 9; Dunbar, 1; Attorney-
General Jones, J; S. W. DeLacey, 1
On the 99th ballot Allen lost 1 and
Turner gained 1, and Sharpstein gained
L No choice secured.
STATE TAX LEVY.
Salem, Or., March 8. The governor,
secretary of state and tate treasurer
met today to make the state levy of
taxes. The levy for 1S93 Is based on the
assessment of 1892, and Is six and
twenty-three thirty-fifths mills for cur
rent expenses. Added to this is the
state militia tax and state university
tax as before. Secretary of State Mc-
Bride estimates tha next year's tax
levy will not be over three and on.
half mills to cover all appropriations,
general and special.
CORRUPTION IN IDAHO.
A Terrible State of Affairs In the Last
Boise City, Idaho, March . Govern,
or McConnell today addressed a letter
to the district attorney In this city, In
which he says:
"The second session of the legislature
adjourned on the 6th Inst, and during
the session and since, It has been a no
torious fact that parties were here in
the Interest of different college and
schemes, and that they were willing,
and undoubtedly did, use money in
purchasing- votes to carry out their
particular legislation. Neither of the
three political parties represented in
the recent legislature are blameable for
the action of their members in receiv
ing bribes. I do not think that bribery
was confined to any one or even two of
the parties. I believe that members in
all three were Influenced in a corrupt
manner and justice to the state de
mands that prosecutions should be be
gun and so that the people of this state
may know that the Individual who so
far forgets his duty as to receive a
bribe will be obnoxious, not only now,
Dut for all time. The state board will
furnish information which will prob
ably place you In a position where you
can obtain such evidence as will lead
to the arrest and punishment of the
offenders, both Inside and outside the -legislature."
Kill the First Mate but Fall to Carry
Out Their Plot.
Honolulu, March 8. The American
bark Hesper, Captain I. F. Sodgren,
arrived here on February 21st, with
an account of a mutiny on January .
13th, which resulted In the death of the
second mate, M. Fitzgerald. The plot
was hatched by Thomas Leclalr and
four others to murder the captain,
first and second mates, and tbe xook
and a Greek sailor, and then run the
vessel either to the China or the Chil
ian coast, sell the cargo and fit tna
bark out for a piratical cruise. Leclalre
hid himself amidships and dispatched
Fitzgerald the mate, when he passed.
The men with Leclalre weakened, how
ever, and the Captain , and. first mate
escaped death. All five men were
placed In Irons and will bet taken to
San Francisco for trial.
CHARGES AGAINST STREATOR.
Philadelphia, March 8.- Captain
Thurber Brazier, commanding a batal
Ion of state fenclblcs of this city, has
forwarded to General Robert P. Dech-
ert, of the First brigade, four charges
against Lieutenant-Colonel Streator,
t the Tenth regiment, because of the
tatter's alleged Improper conduct at
Washington, on Saturday. The charges
are conduct unbecoming an officer and
a gentleman; drunkenness; assault on
in officer and inciting to riot. Streator
Is the officer who ordered Private lams
strung up by the thumbs last summer
NO EXTRA' SESSION. ,
New York, March 8. The Post's
Washington dlspatche, says:
During the few days the president
has had an opportunity to consult with
his cabinet advisors, the question of
callng an extra session of congress has
formed the subject of much delibera
tion In view of the threatening condi
tion of public finances. The result Is
a conclusion that it would not be wise
to call a new congress together Imme
diately. WRECKED SAILORSSAVED.
San Francisco, March 8. The miss
ing boat from the ill-fated bark Lady
Lampson, wrecked off Palmyra Island,
south of Honolulu on January 16th,
and its five occupants were picked up
on February 12th by the schooner Mar
tha W. Tuft, two hundred miles south
east of Honolulu. The Tuft arrived
here this evening with the five surviv
ors. The men were In a fifteen-foot
boat for twenty-five days altogether.
BANKERS WILL NOT LOSE.
Boise City, Idaho, March 8. The late
legislature passed a law reducing the
rate of interest on state warrants
from ten per cent to seven per cent.
The bankers are evening the matter
up by discounting the warrants at three
per cent' It is creating" quite a little
comment among state employes.
- MANAGERS CONFERRING.
Chicago, March 8. The general man
agers of railroads centering here are
In session this afternoon, considering
the demand of the switchmen for an
advance in wages. They adjourned till
tomorrow without reaching any con
clusion. THEY KICKED HIM OUT.
Nashville, Tenn.. March 8. The
house. today, upon the refusal of
Speaker Davis to resign, declared his.'
eat vacant and elected L. J. Trousdale
speaker. The charge against Speaker
Davis Is unprofessional conduct an
attorney. ; . , i
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