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VOL. XL. NO. n.
ASTORIA., OREGON, PKIDAY MORNING, MARCH 10,. 1893.
PKICE, FIVE CENTS,
iff i -it
THAT'S THE PLACE!
Were I to seek a place to dwell,
More like heaven and less like heli,
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 rule 'tween man and man,
And everyone.d.oes 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 heen the most fertile
cause of war?
2. Where does the water in a blister
3. Which sense is
est educational development f
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.
L Hanson s
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capable of the
Former Office HoWers Under Him Haye
Little Encouragement. '
LOOAL BUSINESS MEN RULED OUT
The Poitraaiter General Announces lilt
Policy Sweeping- Changes Fore
Associated Press. .-.
Washington. March i. ReDi-espnta-
tlve Springer of Illinois, who was one
of the president's callers today, asked
him If the rule of not appointing men
who held office under him four years
ago was to prevail, as had been report
ed. The president replied In the affirma
tive, and when asked If the rule was
Inflexible, Cleveland responded that it
would bo substantially so. Springer
asked if the rule was also to apply , to
fourth class postofflces. Cleveland said
he had not thought of that, but he gave
a decided impression that It would pre
vail to as great an extent as possible,
with small postmastershlps.
The postmaster general is accredited
with the announcement that no local
business men need' apply for postofTices
under his administration for the reason
that the- actual duties are performed
generally, by irresponsible and often
Incompetent substitutes. .
Washington. March 9. The Dresldent
has sent the following nominations to
Joslah Qulncy, of Massachusetts, as
sistant secretary of state.
Robert A. Maxwell, of New York.
fourth assistant postmaster general.
Isaac P. Gray, of Indiana, minister
to Mexico. '
Patrick A. Collins, of Massachusetts.
consul general to London.
F. P. Gale, of New Mexico, receiver
of public moneys at Roswell, New
The senate has decided that when It
meanwhile there Is a controversy over
the propriety of receiving bills at the
Political circles are agog over the
fact that Senator David B. Hill spent
nearly Tlalf an hour In private consul
tation with President Cleveland at the
White House this morning.
Secretary Carlisle appointed a son of
General John A. Logan, chief clerk In
the treasury department.
President Cleveland has sent the sen
ate a message withdrawing the Hawa
iian treaty, which has been pending in
the senate. The message was received
without comment on the floor of the
senate. Republican senators regard
this as in line with the course pursued
by Cleveland In withdrawing the Ni
caragua treaty sent to the senate by
Arthur in the closing days of his ad
ministration. Democratic senators
look upon the act from a two-fold
point of view, some taking the ground
that it shows that Cleveland is against
annexation, or American domination of
any sort in he Hawaiian Islands, while
others hold that he will send in an
other treaty more to his liking.
A gentleman who has talked with the
oresldent on the subject, said thets af
ternoon that another treaty would be
made. It is Intimated that the rresi
dent will suggest either by message or
Dersonally to the senators, that a torn
mittee be appointed to viBlt the Ha
waiian islands this year during tne in
ofvoi hotmsnn adlournment of the
special session of the senate and recoa
vening of the next congress.
WdHhlnsrton. March 8 In the sen
ate today Teller presented credenlals of
Lee Mantle appointed by governor ol
Montana. They were" laid on the ta
ble for reference to the committee' on
tirivileees and . elections, when
MlcheU, of Oregon, presented a Joint
resolution to amend the constitution so
as to provide for the election of United
States senators by the- people.
PACIFIC COAST RATES.
Chicago. March . A meeting of the
agents of the transcontinental lines
was held today to consider World's
Fair rates from the Pacific coast. They
lpft the matter in the hands of a com
' mlttee to report torn
mlttee to report tomorrow. It Is prob-
rates of $so win
THE NEW PANAMA LINE.
San Francisco, March 9. The steam
er St. Paul, the first of the North
imprlrn Navleatlon Company's new
line of steamers from tlrts port, sailed
inAHv for Panama with 1300 tons or
throueh freieht. all she could carry
The steamer was unable to take all the
' W. S. KELLOGG MISSING.
nrornn ' City. March .-On Friday
evening. February 24th, W . S. Kellogg
left Canby, Oregon, for Independence,,
having about 4400 in his picket with
mhirh hp was intending to start
butcher's shop. Today word as re
ceived that he had not reached his des-
tlnatlon and nothing is known of his
whereabouts by his wife In Canby or
relatives here or at Independence. Foul
play IS suspected.
INDIANS ON THE WARPATH.
The CVows Preparing. An Indian Shot
(- by a Settler.
Chicago. March 9. A special from
Laurel, Montana, to the News-Record
Bays . open .wajtf are has broken out be
tween Viie settlers on tne newiy openea
portion, of the Crow reservation and
the Indiana. The wildest excitement
exists 1 at Wllsey, and surrounding
country. Ranchmen are moving their
wives -and children to places of safety
ana ere preparing to aerena tneir
Thef first bloodshed occurred, this
morning when Little Face, an Indian
was Hilled. The Indians undertook to
drive oft a settler named Henderson.
The Indians congregated and sent Lit
tle Face forward to tell Henderson that
if he stayed on the place twenty-four
hours be would be killed. Henderson
said hewould not move and Little Face
whistled and a gang of Indians poured
out of the woods. At the same time
Little Face reached for his gun, but
Henderson was too quick for him and
shot him through the heart. With. a
yell, the other Indians disappeared In
th. woods. The Crows are preparing
for actual warfare.
A PRODIGIOUS WHEAT DEAL.
James R. Keene Controlls Millions of
- I Bushels.
Chicago, March . 8. Current gossip
here, - tonight has It' that James R.
Keene stands to win or lose $10,000,000
on wheat. According to the report he
has obtained control of about 20,000,000
bushels of the best wheat and has Tic-
cumulated a prodigious line of futures.
"Sandy" Efreleston and John Cudahy
are associated in the deal. Nearly all
"contract" wheat in Chicago and as
much more out West has been con
tracted for by Eggleston. He has also
cornered about all the elevator space
In Chicaaro. Keene's advances up to
date, If. Is said, are at least $15,000,000,
and posBlbly $10,000,000 more may be
required to complete the deal. The op-
settlement of pld scores on the part of
Keene for the fortune he dropped four
teen years ago In the Chicago wheat
THE RAILROAD STRIKE.
Toledo, Ohio. March 9. Everything
Is quiet here concerning the Ann Arbor
strike. ManagerAshley says the road
will run all passenger trains. Today
they started six freight trains, and
they have enough new men to equip
all engines needed for general service.
The strikers are very reticent, but ex
press themselves confident of victory.
Developments are expected when the
Ann Arbor offers freight to other roads.
THE NAVAL REVIEW.
Washington. March 9. Assistant
Secretary of the Navy Soley; Admiral
Gherard. and Commodore Ramsey
hejd a conference today regarding the
changing of the date of the naval re
view. It was decided that the rendez
v'ous should take place in - Hampton
Roads on April 17th. On April 24th, the
fleet will sail for New York, where
the review will be held on the 27th of
RAILROAD OPERATIVES WANTED
Philadelphia. March. 9. A passenger
train On the Philadelphia, Wilmington
and Baltimore road ran into a freight
train at Chadford'fl Junction this morn
ing, causing a bad wreck. Engineer
Phillips, of the passenger train, . was
killed, and Conductor Cummings bad
ly Injured. It Is reported that the
fireman was also killed, but this la not
confirmed. It Is believed that a num
ber of passengers were hurt.
NO TIDINGS OF THE "NARONIC."
New York. March 9. There are still
no tidings of the Naronic. UP?tain
Yvndsay of the Runic, today gave It
as his opinion that the Naronic Is safe,
although probably she Is badly disabled
The White Star people have all along
held the same views.
New York, March 9. The committee
on political reform of the Union League
Club received a decided set-back to-
niirht In their endeavor to have adopted
a resolution favoring annexation of
Hawaii. The resolution was thrown
out by a large majority.
A NEW JERSEY EARTHQUAKE.
Rahway,N. J., March 9.-The city
was shaken this morning by an earth
quake shock. It did considerable dam
age In the city and vicinity. Buildings
were swayed and druggists sustained
considerable damage by breakage.
..." - WILL ACCEPT RELIEF.
Boston, March 9. The trustees of the
Governor McKJnley estate have agreed
to receive voluntary contributions for
the relief of the estate.
- REV. B. F. BOOTH DEAD.
Dayton, Ohio, March 9. Rev. B. F.
Booth, D. D-, secretary of the United
Brethren board of missions, died here
today. : ,' . .
THE ISH1I0S LEGISLATURE
Adjourn Without Electing a Unilct
v States Senator.
ALLEN WILL PROBABLY GET IT
tUllokallol 4ppU to ths American
Faopla for Ja.tlce Gerl -.
Mews. ' '-
OlvmDla. Wash.. March 9. The last
day of the session saw numerous bills
railroaded through. A preferred calen-
dar had been arranged but many bills
were never reached. Action was taken
on bills as follows: '.
Placing the state printing under the
supervision of the state printing board.
Providing for a system of improved
roads in counties. Passed.
Numerous other bills of a legal nat
ure, were passed, and the house took a
recess till evening. '
In the senate after the passage of the
numerous bills that came up, the gen
eral appropriation bill was considered
for the remainder of the day and
passed as amended, after having been
cut down about $10,000. The bill appro
priates about two million dollars.
A recess was taken till evening, t
The legislature will adjourn sine die
tonleht. The lobbies were thronged to
day and there was considerable excite
ment previous to balloting but nothing
unusua occurred. The governor will,
in all probability, appoint Allen.
The house concurred in the senate
amendments to the appropriation bill,
and the bill now awaits the governor's
The house also concurred in Ander
son's railroad bill establishing a ID
Der cent, reduction, provided, there be
no greater rate than $4.75 per ton for a
haul of 500 miles or less.
The rlawanirWueF rrewctrur xzcrniu
of the Case, ,
San Francisco, March 9. The Exam
iner this morning publishes a lengthy
statement by Lilllukallnl, the deposed
nneen of Hawaii, whioh was received
here from Honolulu by steamer yes
terday. It is the first statement she has
made for publication- since the over
throw of the monarchy, ana is aa-
dressed to the American people. One of
the most striking features of the ex-
queen's statement is me reieiciim iv
makes to United States Minister Stev
ens. The queen says:
Tho nnxitlon taken by tne preatni
American minister has been constantly
unfriendly and quarrelsome. The ad-
am h delivered to me on my acces
sion would lead me to suppose that he
considered an American protectorate
wa PHtnhilshed at that day. it waB a
lecture and not an expression of sea
sonable sentiments. Again, in Octooer
last, Mr. Stevens Bought an audience or
me. No sooner nao i oon "
than he gave signs of laboring under
tromr excitement. He read a para
graph from the Dally Bulletin, the
Honolulu evening paper, which he said
was an infraction of his rights which
Via aaM wa Art Infraction Of his rights
as the duly accredited representative
of a foreign power. The American mln-
iai- rwiared he would hold the Haw
aiian government responsible for the
article complained of. The Bulletin was
not directly or Indirectly controlled by
the government. My ministers ex
plained this position of the case to the
American minister who declined to be
pacified. He was evidently bent on
picking a quarrel. His manifest aim
was to embarrass me.1n the midst of
the trial of a number of persons for
rebellion and treason, Mr. Stevens de
livered his "Decoration Day" speech.
He ridiculed the political trials and
drew comparisons most unfavorable,
and sneered at royalty."
Of the events of January 17th, the
day that monarchy was overthrown,
"I need only say that my one anxiety
wan to avoid violence and bloodshed,
had abundant force to quell the revo
lution but the American minister had
airoodv landed his troops in secret ua
derstandlng with the revolutionists.
To the United States forces I yielded
under protest, Knowing that a conflict
with our mighty neighbor could only
result in aimless bloodshed."
MICHIGAN MILL MAN DEAD.
Seattle. Wash.. March 9.-T. F
Langsdorf, a well known mill man of
Bay City, Michigan, dropped dead, it
heart disease in his doctor's office this
i afternoon. He came here to construct
1 a. aaw mill for Moaner Jb McDonald.
AS TO THE GOLD RESERVE.
Washlnsrton. March 9. Some time
a.za when the question of the power of
th secretary of the treasury to use
any part of the $10,000,000 gold reserve
under consideration, Solicitor
Aldrlch was instructed by the attor
nv-reneral to look up the matter.
Aldrlch's opinion in brief, Is there is
no positive provision of low requiring
that $100,000,000 reserve shall be kept.
"It Is also true." sava he "fhnt nmW
,j the law as I understand It, all legal ten-
I dap nntpM mnv ha railAAmaA In Miln
BAIHUT BREAKS DOWN.
He Confesses His Guilt and Pleads for
Paris, March 9. Interest in the Pan
ama trial is increasing and the greatest
curiosity is shown as to the coming de
velopment. paJhu was called. Ha
showed a disposition at first to throw
the blame upon Blondon, who acted as
a go-between in the negotiations. Bal
"I acted at the Instigation of Blondon
to whom I gave 700,000 francs. I have
wlBhed to restore the money I received
but I feared thereby to accuse myself."
Up to this moment Balhut had spok
en clearly and with apparent self con
trol , but at this point he broke down
and with a pitiful expression of sorrow
and despair, exclaimed in a broken
"I acknowledge having been led
astray, I am guilty. My words express
my grief and repentance. I feel that I
do not yet understand how I could have
fallen so low. I ask pardon of my coun
try whose good name, I have perhaps,
There was a decided stir In the .court
room when Balhut began his pitiful
avowal of guilt, and this was increased
to a sensation as he closed.
RAILROAD MAGNATE MASON.
Owns a Controlling Interest in Tacoma
' - Streieit ;RallWFs.
' Tacoma, March 9.- Allen C." Mason
has bought the Tacoma tnd Puyallup
Street Railway at tho receiver's sale,
subject to mortgages held by the Mason
Mortgage & Loan Company, and other m
liabilities amounting to $120,000, for$50.
The road is 12 miles long. He has also
obtained a controlling Interest In the
Point Defiance, Tacoma, and Edison
street railway, 13 miles long. This gives
him control of 25 miles of street rail
ways which will be consolidated Into
Baltimore, Md., March 9. A. XTloO
Inson is here as agent of the railroads
leading westward from Chicago. He is
authorized to employ many ;men con
versant with the duties of switchmen,
yardmen, conductors, and handling
NATIONAL CYCLING ASS'N.
New York, March 9. The National
Cycling Association of America met
today and adopted a constitution and
racing rules and effected permanent
organization. C. H. Byrne of Brooklyn
was elected president. v
Olympla, March 9. A'len, 60; Turner,
23; Shaw, 16; Griggs, 7; Van Patton, 9;
Jones, 2; Drum, 2; Sharpateln, 1. "Neces
sary for choice, 67. The Joint session
VANDERBILT VERY ILL.
New York, March 9. Jacob H. Van
derbllt is very. Ill at his Iresldence on
Staten Island, and It Is not expected
he will recover.
STRANGEST FAMILY IN ALABAMA.
Eighteen Giant Boys and Ten Diminu
tive Daughters-Baa Kecora oi mo
ntuf mmarkahle and notorious
family that Alabama ever produced was
h. vnirht family that lived three miles
from St. Stephens," said George McKee,
of Mobile, to a Globe-Democrat man.
"John night was the father of twenty-
eight children. He was a fine specimen
of physical manhood. He stooa.six iei
seven In his stocking feet, ana nis vuiub
,. iiir thni of a lion's roar. His wife,
the mother of those twenty-eight child
ren, was lens than five feet In height, ana
weighed about one nunarea pouu.
Standing side by side, her head scarcely
reached his vest pocket. They were both
Industrious, and when their cnimren got
nM .nnrnrh to talk they were put to work.
There was no loafing or, indolence tre
ated m the -Knight plantation. Every
one had to rise with the dawn of day.
There were eighteen boys and ten gins.
The males inherited their father's phys
ical prowees the females their motners
,iir.,iniiiiv. The boys had short and
simple glvon names, such as Tom, Lon,
John and the like; the gins were iu
down with names which might perhaps,
have had something to do with their
growth. - For Instance, the eiue gin
was named Mary Ann jane
Elizabeth Teebona Smith Knight. They
called her Tee," for short. Bam was the
oldest son. He was a ntfly terror.
would steal from his nclgnuors iiko
coon would rob a corn patch. He was
finally Jailed. In prison at Butler the rate
attacked him one nltfht and he died from
the effect of their bites. Later on Lon
became a robber, and now every one or
the eighteen boys Is either In the peni
tentiary or Is wanted there. Six years
ago Mrs. Knight died. Four months later
eld man Knight married a widow by the
name of Glvlns. She ws possessed of
sixteen children. Six were boys, ten wer.
girls. The boys Joined the church all at
the same time, ahortly sfter their moth
er's second marriage. A year latter the
Mlseea Glvlns had husband. The Ml
es Knights still remain single. A tree
fell on Mrs. Knight last summer and
killed ber. Her huaband was kicked to
death by a mule Just before Christmas."