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EXCLUSIVE. TELEGRAPHIC PRESS REPORT.
vOL. XL. NO.
ASTORIA, OREGON, SATURDAY MORNING, JUNE 10, 18!KJ.
PRICE, FIVE... CENTS,.
l;l I f-1 - 1 1 1 5 ' 1 J
Continued till old stock is closed out
at cost. New Goods arriving sold at,
liberal discount. '
W. W. PARKER, Assignee.
' Big Bargains In
BABY - BTJUGIE1S,
flammocks,' and General Fancy -Goods, Picture
frames, and Albums. Large shipment of bird-,
ges ex-ship Jennio Harkness.
JUUilkK flF ACCOUNT- and
"ITCR: With -ticiionil Messon(;er Co,, 615
A A. Oi.EVEL.AN0,
ATTOKWEi AT LAW.
illlce Kinney's new tiricK Imlliliim, ciir.iri
Thud and lieucvicve .streets j up stairs.
J Q. A. BOWLBY, .
III :o mi second nireet, ,-. Astoria, or.
JOHN H. SMI H '
t) AllVltNliY 'at law.
itiiieeln KlunevN new brick building, over
A-unrla .National B ink, ... t
Vtf. PARK R,
ItKAL KSTATB AKD IN8URANCE AGENT
illiw llj Benlou street, Astoria, Oregon . .
r. EILIV JAMSON.
U I'llY-IOIAN & HL'lttiKON. It OM 7 1
llleii.ivr Osmond's Clothing Btore, lioiirs, 10 to '
u in, iuSp, in, 7 to 8 p m. .Sunday, 10 to 11 m. j
DR. O. B. ESTES.
I'HYrtlClAN AND 8UROF.ON.
ripeclal attention to Diseases or Women and
: uiKery. Olllce over Dauzijter's storo Astoria.
D. A. L. and J. a. FULTON.
DI.SKAtilid in-' WOMEN ASl'KOlALrY.
Surgery liy i t.J. A. Fulton.
OMue 178 Cass si reel. Hour.' 10 to 12 and 1 to 4
AY fUTTLE M.D.r-
".HYSiUIAN, .sUltiiKniN & AOCOUCHKUH.
rooms s, 4 over Astoria NattonaUlank.
hour-., lu 'o 12 ft i tos Itesidenee. fi;W Cedar st. I
d. WALTER I. HOWARD. -
ll'OUK (CUIllO l'ilY.SII'IAN&SUIt
-'i ill. uii'.!, l it. imrd sirmu Hum's to to 1:
.uid'J I. t, Sunday 1 1 ltotideuce JiWHd street
r P. MULLINIX. M. D..
IJ, tlhet siihci.u ueaini'iit for Cntarrh.
i ii.o J i. lilies, Kul ii-y (ieniio-Lriniiry organs
II e i sriir.vsi' j I'nird tit. Uniirs,!i iv.in.u p.ni.
IsitillA It HAKI.V. , O. II. ISOM,
AY & ISOIWI,
UV'II. KNCWMiHUH AM) SUKVKY01W.
HOAM8 5 AND (I,
iVKIt ASTOKM N A 1 ION AL BANK.
V. T. nilHNSjV.
J. W. DKAl'KB
liiiniey & Draper,
Oregon City, Oregon
vi. years' experience as recister of tli
,i i Dlllee lii-re. recommends ns in nui
of Mining and all oilier business be-
.:inu i -nice or tneCourLs, and involv
. v.-tice oi tue uejierai Laud Olllce.
J)R3CKiN8R0UCH A COWING.
I.AW OFFICE, OREGON CITY, OK.
Spe.'ial nitention uiven to land business. Snt
few mi iiimiesti-a s or pre-einpiloii elaiius and
liuiber I tud piirehaes shown every advantage
f i he law. For asdstance In making llual
jir Jill ...in mi us.
fll i OS. FHEnRICKSON,
L l'U-u CiNJiu.
No .il. West Sixili Mreei.
TOiipal and Genoioe
i W jjl'lllir!
Imrart the most delicious taste and reel tf
'I . at Mad.
r--. . J. Ijls brother
A HOJ fc COI.D
.- .u. . i.. J-
tii-l .i efeiijed In
I'Tvoii, the mit Hrlf M
ra"rWe, aa wv-il vrz.'
M KiO UlflBt wliole.
anli-n juu tUnt ilk '
Bsware of Mtations ;
Bee that you get Lea & Perms1
Sifftulure oneveTT Iittleof Orlirtni k OmnlDa.
IUUN DlM AS'K KO.NH, EW YOUK.
I. W. CASK,
Transacts a General Banking Business
Drafts drawu available In any par- of the
h ami uropc, and on Hong Kong, China,
Office Hours:-,-10 A. M. to 8 P. M.
odd Follows Building, Astoria, Oregon.
I. W. CASE,
Cerman-Anicrifan, New York City, N. Y, '
Union Fire and Marine, of New Zealand.
National Fire and Marine hi. Co., of Ilartford.
Connecticut Fire Ins. Co., of Ilartford. '
Home Mutual. Ins. Co., of San Francisco,
Pknii, of London. . I Imperial, of London.
New York Plate filass Ins. Co.
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AST0K1A NATIONAL BANK
GENERAL BAKKIKO BUSINES
Accounts ol Firms nud Individuals elicited
ou Favorable Terms.
Interest paid ou Time Denotits. Monei
Ixiancd on I'cmoiial renurlty.
Fureiuii and Domestic Kxehanire boinrht an
O.K. Warren, President.
J. K. Iliirirlns. Cashier. .
Ilcnienl, Vii'O l'reslileni
I. h. narrea, 1
:. S. Wriirht,
John llobson, Directors
- II. t'. Thompson,
. Theo Bracker, .J
THE ASTORIA SAVINGS BANK
Acts as Inislee for corpora! Ions and Individ
uals. Deposits solicited
Interest will bo allowcd on savings deposit
ns uiiiuwsi .
On ordinary savings n ioks 4 per een: t,e
On term savings hookj 6 per cent, per annum
i-ui iiui.'H.t;B ii uepii.siL;
For threo months, 4 per ecnt. per annum.
For six months, 0 per ecnt. per annum-.
For twolvo mouths, 6 per cent, per annum.
1. n.tiRf, Iri.lilniil
J. Q. A. BOW LB Y Vice-President
i-kamk. f at TON Cashier
W. E. DEMENT -.Secretary
, - directors:
I. W. Case, J. Q. A. Bowlby, Gust. Holmes,
u. ii. race, ucni. l ounr, A. B. Keca.
THE PORTLAND SAVINGS BANK
OF POKTLAWD. flKKfinW.
Paid up capital -.sBO.OOO
surpms ano prom Gu,0O0
riiAisn. iij-.miji, ireaiuent.
I). P. THOMPSON, Vieo-Presidont
n. u.BiKAriON, casnier
JT. J3. WYA'PT
' Dealer in
Hardware and Ship Chandfer,,
Pure Oil, Bright Varnish, Piuacie U. Cot
ton Canvas, Hemp Sail Twine. Ijird OH,
Wrought Iron Spikes, alvanl?.!ed Cut Nairn
Agricultural Implements, 8wiug Jla
niaclilues, Paints and Oils.
H. B. PAKKEE
Lime. Brick, Sand, Fire Brick', Fire Clay,
vvii.cir,, vim rrr i,iiiii lui, istrilW.
Wood Ielivered ti nrir.
Draring, Teaming and Express" Ensmees.
Bon Ton Ton Restaurant in the Town
(And the Finest on the Coast.
Dinner Parties, Banquets a Special')
Th-riift Wines act Liqaon.
C. P. UPSHUR,
SHIPPING aw! COMMISSION
. Astoria, ' - Oregon.
AWFUL SCENE IN WASHINGTO
Eiiifloycs in a Government 'BniliiDi
Med to Eternity.'
COLLAPSE OF FORD'S OPERA HOUSE
Thousands of Men and Women Mere or
Le Injured, and Many
Associated Press. ...
Washington, June 9.1-Ford's opera
house, on. Tenth street, In which Pres
ident Lincoln was essasslnated, col
lapsed today. , There were over 400 gov
ernment clerks In the building at the
time. The floors of the. building were
loaded with pension records; of the war
department. The clerks employed were
all men. . The first floor . collapsed
through weakness caused by excavat
ing the cellar, and in Its fall carried
down there'e other floors, and with them
hundreds of clerks.- The dead and
wounded are being .taken out rapidly
by firemen and police. It Is' feared a
hundred people have been killed. The
scenes were teirlble. Some) Jumped
from the third floor. Scarcelyone es
caped more or lass Injury. Twenty
eight were taken from the ruins up to
10:15 a. m. The Emergency' Hospital
Is crowded with dead and Injured. The
Injuries from the very nature- of the
affair, are very "severe. Some, wer
crushed, some sustained broken limbs
and others received - Internal Injuries,
Thousands surround the scene and.tho
excitement) has spread all over the city.
Eight dead bodies have just been taken
out of tha ruins unidentified, , at 10:50
a. m. It Is feared there are , still
eighty bodies In the ruins. Another
man has been taken out dead. ' Howard
S. Miller of Ohio, clerk in the bureau.
and an , unknown man, have-, been
brought to the Emergency Hospital.
dead. ,-. : '
At 11 a. m., the remains of a young
man" not yet Identified liad Just been
placed in the morgue at . the Emer
gency Hospital. This makes the num
ber of known dead ta the- present time
eleven. It is believed there are fully
sixty still In -the ruins.
The bodies of H. S. Woods and a
clerk named Jarvls have been taken
from the ruins. There were 475 clerks
In thi building.
At 1:30 p. m., it was estimated that
it would be two or three hours before
the moss of debris could all be cleared
away and the exact number of those
wbo went down in the crash known.
No doubt several bodies, are still In
the ruins. When the crash came there
were supposed to be In the building
49S clerks, 18 messengers, and 20 labor
ers. . 534 in all. Up to this hour 16
bodies have reached the morgue. The
walls ore still standing, but every floor
is down and every window blown out.
The building had been condemned ,as
unsafe for some time, but sentiment
kept it unchanged. '
The cause of the collapse is supposed
to be due to digging under the founda
tions for the purpose of putting in an
electric plant, but as near as can be
ascertained, the top floor gave way
flrst, carrying the others down with it.
Fortunately the entire building did not
collapse, as in that case.; the loss of life
would have been much greater. As It
was, only the front part went, down,
leaving more than half of tha ' fftfor
space Intact. Because of this many
lives were saved.. Some clerks sitting
at their desks, were left sitting at the
brink, while the desks at which they
sat went down. The police, and sol
diers .ordereij to the scene by General
Schofleld, kept the crowds back so that
there was no Interruption of the work!
of rescue. One of the first victims
found was George M. Arnold, a col
ored clerk from West Virginia, who
Jumped from the third story window
and was dashed to death in the alley
where Wilkes Booth had his horse
tied on the night he assassinated Lin
'ine Duumng has oeen used lor a
number of years as a part of the office
of the surgeon-general. It was a
strange coincidence that the building
should collapse on the day that Edwin
Booth, brother of the man who assas
sinated Lincoln, was buried.
The number of dead reported from
all sources at 2 p. m', was twenty-four.
Four others were reported dead, but
their bodies were not at the morgue
or hospitals. The names of forty-nine
injured have been secured, but this is
probably not nearly correct, as many
were sent directly to their homes.
Graphic Account of the Terrible Scenes
WaHhlngfotai June 9. Hundreds of
men were carried down by the falling
walls of the building, which was noto
riously insecure; human lives crushed I
out by. tons of brick and iron, and sent
uhhearlded to the throne of their mak
er; men by. tha score, mamed and dis
figured for life; happy families hurled
into the depths of despair; women call
lng for their husbands, . children call
ing for their fathers, " mothers calling
for their sons,' and not an answer to
their cries. This Is but a shadow of the
calamity that befell this city this morn
lng. Imagination stands back and falls
to give any idea of the scene. Its hor
rors will never" be fully told.' Its sud
denness was almost its chief horror.
In a rrjoment, in a twinkling of an eye,
all was changed, and men who came
to the scene of thir daily toll will never
return alive... . In the national capital
of, the proudest nation of the earth-
there has been a catastrophe unparal
leled in the annals af its history, and
in every mind there is a horrible con
vlctlon that Us genesis is to be found
in thecrimlnal negligence, of a govern-
ment that Is too parsimonious to pro
vide for the safety of Its loyal servants
by erecting buildings proper for their
It was between 9:30 and 10 o'clock
this morning, that tha floor of the old
Foard's theater building, Tenth street,
occupied by the recorders and pension
division of the surgeon general's office,
fell In as though they had been parts
ofa card house. . The floor was made
up ' of ' iron ' girders, hardly , strong
enough to support the walls, but heavy
enough to stamp out human lives. The
walls of bricks were held' together by
planter long Blnce dried out, and of
wqpden beams that. had been In place
too long. The government of a great
nation' could not afford to provide
safe building for' their faithful em
ployes, but herded them together In
one whose unsound condition was no
torious. Again andagain have the col
umns of the press been filled with sto
ries of Its rotten. Walls. There is shame
and remorsa for the souls of the men
who were responsible .for the state of
things that confined men working for
their daily bread In a building that
every one In this city knew was un
safe. Twenty-eight years ago there
was another tragedy within the walls
afi this building, News of It Wr
flashed to the fours quarters of. the
earth, and it wrought .consternation
wherever it went. The man who was
killed was president of .the United
States. As though the building had
borne a curse upon ltfrom that time,
it ended its .career la a fitting manner.
Those, -in tha multitude, ..who-would
think of something besides the catas
trophe, remarked upon the strange co
incidence ,thaC the house) in which
John .Wilkes , Booth - slew Lincoln,
should kill a score of people ' on the
very day that the assassin's brother
was being laid ta final, rest.
The building of the printing olfice,
tha and the Winder building, which Is
an annex of the war department, each
contained many more employes than
were caged in' the Ford's theater death
trap, are in an equally dangerous con
While he work of rescuing was go
ing on, men who were strangers to
emotion, wept like children, and turned
away their faces, as the limp and life-
less bodies were brought forth to the
sunshine they could see no more. Wo
men were helpled away In a fainting
condition. The last man taken out of
the building alive was Captain Dowd
of Indiana. He was found near the
southwest vcorner of the building, cov
ered to a depth of two or three feet
with bricks and mortar. He had lain
there three hours, but a falling beam
had lodged near him In such a position
as to break the fall of brick and tim
bers. When lifted up he raised his
hand, showing he was conscious, and
when he was put into the Garfield
house ambulance the crowd saw he was
alive and cheered him again and again.
The ambulances were kept busy car
rying away the dead and Injured. The
faces of many of the victims were cov
ered with pieces of cloth, an old coat,
a newspaper, or whatever else crtuld be
had. Some of the mangled bodies were
carried out with their faces exposed to
the gaze of the great throng surround
ing the building. A look into the in
terior, told e sickening tale of how
Borne were taken. ' Desks were seen
half toppling ovr the brink of the
brpken floor; others stood upright, but
the chairs which stood beside them
with their occupants, went down with
the crash. Records and papers were
scattered everywhere, but as fast ai
possible they were gathered up and
saved. The hospitals were soon over
crowded. The drug stores were turned
into temporary hospitals. The people
in the neighborhood of the accident,
opened their doors gladly, and the dead
and wounded were hurried in. As the
bleeding and mangled bodies were
brought out, groans and outcries aroi
on all sides. One man was found stick
ing head .first; soon his legs were un
covered, and were seen to move feebly,
showing he was still alive. As fast as
human hands could work, those res
cuers did, and soon they had the un
fortunate man out.
The opinion Is that the accident was
caused directly by weakening the al
ready weak structure by excavations
made beneath It for an electric light
system. It was stated this afternoon
that' several days ago clerks in the
building circulated , a petition protest
ing against this work being continued
as they considered it Imperilling the
lives of every man working In th
At the morgue a sight' horrible to
behold was presented. Blood from th
bodies formed a large "pool on the
floor, and crushed skulls, broken arm
and legs, made the treena Indescribable
President Cleveland was Informed of
the sod event Just as he reached th
entrance . to tho White House by one
of the clerks, and at once Interested
himself in relief measures, learning
with satisfaction what had been done
by Assistant Secretary of War Grant
The result of the examination by
ofllcluls to show the insecurity of tho
building was brought to the atten
tion of congress In a pointed manner
as far back 1885.
THE APPEAL ALLOWED.
Chicago, June- 9. Judge Woods, in
the United States circuit court this
morning, decided to allow the World's
Columbian v exposition to appeal from
yesterday's Sunday closing decision,
The application ' for a writ of super
sedeas, which would suspend the effect
of the decision and allow of the gates
opening next Sunday, was refused and
an order for the injunction entered
today. " -
Attorney General Maloney, f Illi
nois, took a hand In' the fight today
by filling a bill for a mandamus in the
state court to compel the park com
mlssloners ' to open the gates of the
fair on Sunday. , . "
PRESIDENTIAL s APPOINTMENT;
Washington, June 9. The president
has appointed W. G. Crawford ofUn
diana deputy auditor" of the treasuiy
for the post office department.
A LESSON FOR ASTORIA.
Telling Jlow Uriah Lott Built the Ar
ansas Pass Railroad System.
If the merchants of San Francisco
who are trying to raise enough money
to build a railroad 200 miles long in
the San Joaquin valley ever get dls
couraged fliey may take heart from the
experience of Urluh Volt, who built the
600 miles or trie Aransas fasg system
In Texas. ' .
Mr. Lott was a resident of Corpus
Christl, and when he resolved to be
come a rallrcad magnate he had a two-
wheeled cart and a borrowed flve dol
lar bill. He transported all his port
able ' property to Sun Antonio in his
cart, and managed to get a charter for
the construction of a railway from the
city to Aransas Pass.' On the strength
of this he siHTpeded in securing enough
labor to grade a mile of road. He con
trlbuled-a guod part-of the 'work him
self with his own shovel . . -
There are a gumi many bankrupt r.iil-
roads In Texos, nnd the flic .'; re-
eeiver of one of them was noemntnn
dating enough to lend Mr.. Lott some
old rails to to lay down on his mild oi
roadbed. In another place the enter
prising promotor found a condemned
engfna that had been sent to the scrap
heap, and bought it on easy terms. A
further search through the ruilrond
Junkshops of Texas uncovered two old
cars which the owners were glad to
get out of the way.
Mr. Lott now had a fully equipped
railroad one mile long, and proudly
began operations. With a pot of lamp
black ha painted the letters "S. A. and
A. P." on his rolling stock, and his
train went to work. He now had a
basis for financiering. There was a
street-car company which had bought
enough second-hand rails, from a nor
row guage railroad to lay three miles
of track and was willing to sell cheap.
Mr. Lott bought and put them down.
On the strength of this expansion he
got credit from a rolling mill In Penn
sylvania for ten, miles of new rails.
They came, with a bill for freight
which the new road had not money
enough to pay. But with bo much sol
id collateral In sight it was a mert
pastime for a financier of Mr. Lott's
resources to skirmish up the required
wealth, and the rails reached their des
tination. This brought the road to
proportions that made it possible to Is
sue bonds, and with the proceeds of the
bonds forty mils more of track was
built. Mr. Lott was now right In the
swim, and he went on airily Issuing
bonds and building track until his sys
tem comprised six hundred miles of
road, and he was a genuine magnate
of the first water.
At one time this Texan Napoleon of
finance went from Sam Antonio to Chi
cago in the interest of his enterprise
without eating. As a railroad presi
dent he could command a pass, but he
did not have a cent of money, and so
he simply went hungry. And he got
Here is a little problem for the pri
mary class In arithmetic. If the mer
chants of San Francisco, in addition to
the financial resources In their pos
slon, had tho spirit of Uriah Lott, how
many mik of railroad could they
build, and how long woulj tlu-y wait
for Eastern capitalists to relieve them
from the grip of monopoly? Examiner.
BLOODY BATTLt WITH STRIKERS
Deputy Sheriffs Administer a Lesson
la Canal Laborers. .
SEVERAL KILLED AND WOUNDED
The Strikers flit to KIlBlit In Orrt !! -order-Workers
Wilt ltronk No
Associated Press. '
Rome, 111., June 9. The striking
drainage canal workmen at Lamon.:
came here this morning and began a.i
attack on the contractors end men n:
work, firing right and left nmc.ig them. ,
The latter returned the fire, and u
hand to hand encounter followed. The
melee resulted in the killing of an un
known man. "Thomas Merllte and An
ton Wehowky .were fatally bhol, and a
number of others, all stilkers, more or
less seriously injured.-
Chicago, June 9. The latest advice
from the riots this afternoon Is that
two strikers among the drainage canal
workmen were killed, twenty wcanded,
and thirty-two taken prisoners.
Early this morning the men began to
gather In the etreets- to discuss th
situation. . As morning wore on the
crowds Increased. Aten o'clock they
fditmed a 'picessloii and 'began o
march. Tho men took the tow path ,
along the canal and marched by twos.
It was the Intention of the strikers o.i
arriving at the different camps to drive J
out the workmen as they had done be- '
fore. The men In the camps, however,
had fortified themselves, and had arms
and amunlUon, When the conflicting
factions were about 250 yards apart
the firing 'the firing suddenly began.
Reports vary as to which side fired
first, but there Is 'no question that the
strikers were badly worsted. When
those not . killed or wounded took to
flight .they 'were in the wildest, con
fusion, ' At the camp where the bat- (
tie took plac&arined guards are to
hlght patrolling the boundary lines.,
Hudson, Wis., June 9. The Hudson
Savings Bank closed Its doors today.
The bank had nearly $7QO,000 on de
posit. Farmers and luborlng men will
suffer severely. The city funds were
deposited ' in Jhe bank. The general
ballcf.-ls that the bonk will find It
dlfllcult to resume!
Ellensburg, WuHh., June 9. The
banking house of Ben. E. 8nlp. & Co.,
temporarily suspended this morning.
Tho trouble was caused by a run on
the Roslyn "brnnV-hi yestwday. The
KU.i'i .,f;.r.:i la tiuo to a heavy with
drawal of deposits and Inability to
iv.'illu on EecurltW-K..-
Chicago, June 9. Joseph Hlgglns,
private banker, with branch banks In
Illinois, failed this morning. Asset 4, -
(50,000; liabilities not given.
THE- FARGO CONFLAGRATION.
Fargo, 'Juno 9. Total loss by yester
day's fire Is now placed at $3,500,000; In
surance, $1,200;000. A high wind lust
night fanned the embers Into flames
and for a time threatened to cause the
destruction of the rest of the city. At
a meeting of business men lnst night a
proposition to build no more business
blocks until prohibition was abolished
was favorably considered. Another
mooting on the subject . will be held
WILL ENFORCE THE DECISION.
Washington, June 9. The post says
the general feeling In official circles Is
that the government will use the Uni
ted States troops to enforce the Sunday
World's Fair closing decision of - the
federal court If necessary, though the
latter contingency Is not anticipated.
RECOMMENDS A DIVORCE:
NewburgV N. Y., June 9. Referee'
Taylor, appointed to taketestlmony in ,
the suit of Mrs. Frank Leslie against
her second husband, "Willie", Wilde,
has rejKirted recommending that she bs
granted an absolute divorce.
WILL MEET IN PORTLAND.
Portland, Juno 9. A dispatch to the
Evening Telegram from Peoria, 111.,
says Portland has been chosen as the
place for holding the next annual sea-
Ion of the Travellers Protective A?o-
Alexandria, June 9. Sixty deaths
form cholera announced at Mecca yes
terda". Paris, June 9. Five choleraic deaths
occurred yesterday at Cottee.
PENNETT SERIOUSLY INJURED.
Paris. June 9. Jamea Gordon rtrinett
proprietor of the New York Herald,
was dangerously Injured by fulling
from a cooch Wednesday, iris con
dition Is critical.
The best Is none too good for the
iwople of Astoria, Use St. Charles' tin-
sweetened cvopurated ctum. Ab
lutely pure, perfectly sterilized, never
lf,ii; a i'i"vins to bahios. a lo.,n i . ,