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VOL XLIl, NO. 35.
ASTORIA, OREGOV, SATURDAY MOIiNLVti, FEBRUAKY 10, 1894.
PRICE, FIVE CENTS,
Stands Guard at the Door of Wealth,
And the way to economize
is to buy only the best, time
Listing goods. That's our
great point. No 'chpap' slip
shod goods. Everything of
the best, and die prices are
always right in
lien's and Boys' Clothing,
Trunks, Valises, etc
DhjpA child buys as
Osgood Prcaiitm Go.
The One Price Clothiers,
6oo Third, Cor. West Ninth
FLDie NEW YEAR!
Office and Pocket Diaries,
Pacific Coast Tide Tables.
GRIFFIN & REED " - Astoria, Ore.
1 have made arrangements
in quantities to suit at the
and families supplied. All
JL W. UTZItfGEf?,
Str. R P.
Ulill Leave f op Tillamook Every Foup Days as Jear
as the weather mill permit.
The steamer R. P. Elmore connects with Union Pacific steamers for Portland and
through tickets are issued from Portland to Tillamook Bay points
by the Union Pacific Company. Ship freight
by Union Pacific Steamers.
ELHORE, SANBORN & CO., . Agents, Astoria.
UNION PACIFIC R. R. CO., Agents, Portland.
0 FOH U $80 LOT I
BY BECOMING A
YOU CAN GET A FIRST CLASS LOT IN HILL'S FIRST ADDITION
TO ASTORIA. LOTS WILL BE DELIVERED WEEKLY.
NOW IS THE TIME TO PROCURE A U J
Liot to Build a Home, for ty
The Packers of Choice
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Tlieir Brands and Locations.
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cheap as the most experienced
Hatters find Furnishers.
Sts., Opp. Foard & Stoke.
WINE HOUSE. '
for supplying any brand of wines
lowest casli figures. The trade
orders delivered free in Astoria.
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BLIND'S MR BILL
It Occupies the Attention of
the House Yesterday.
HARTER IS TOLD SOME TRUTHS
His Prophecy of Better Times After
the Repeal of the Sherman ,
Washington, Feb. 9. The house waB
In a tangle Immediately after the open
ing over Xiie Bland bill, several mem-1
bers insisting they had been wrongly
The house then went Into committee
of the whole on Bland's seigniorage
bill. Bland explained In a few words
that he never agreed, as stated In some,
of the public prints, to the striking out
of tho second section of this bill (which
provides for the coinage of all bullon In
the treasury). Aside from, the question
of raising revenue he regarded the sec-1
ond section as more Important than the
The shakers on the Bland seigniorage
bill were Bland, Stone of Pennsylvania,
McKelghan, Harter and Kllgore. Thej
debate will be Interrupted tomorrow at
the rest of the day for eulogies upon
the late Kepresentatlve O'Neill, of
Pennsylvania. It Is expected a vote on
the bill will be reached by Tuesday at
tho furthest, and Bland Is confident It
will pass. This opinion is generally
shared by leaders on both sides, al
though probably there will be Bome
modifications to the bill that will make
It more acceptable to the democrats now
Harter, democrats of Ohio, took the
floor In opposition to the bill. lie said
the United States had bid good-bye to'
the coinage of silver1. That question had
been settled, tind ho hoped would not
be reopened by a democratic congress. !
The question ought to be settled In a!
businfess manner. Harter created some)
amusement by reference to the manner
In wHIeh the democratic party was de
lineated in the comic papers as a Jack
ass. He thought It was perfectly fair,
perhaps, for republican papers to por
tray democracy as a. jackass, but did
not see why, when a proposition like the
Bland bill was brought Into the house,
the democrats should flap their ears and
bray to Bhow they were Jackasses. In
speaking of the coinage of silver, Har
ter called attention to the fact that In
twenty-four hours tho value of the sil
ver In the treasury had fallen J4.000.000.
"A paper today," said Sibley, of Penn
sylvania, Interrupting Harter, "an
nounced that silver had touched tho
lowest point In its history, and the sime
paper showed that wheat was never so
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10W. WJll'Ul uuu biivui nave iiiaiiiLuiiicu
a parity. The gentleman from Ohio told
thehouse last summer that the repeal
of the Sherman law would be followed
by a revival of prosperity and high
"And today we see the result of his
prophecy," added Bland, supplemen
tary to Sibley's remark. v
"The country was saved disastrous
consequences at least," replied Harter,
turning to Bland. "It would have been
worse If we had taken your advice."
"You don't know that," retorted Mr.
Bland, "and we know the result of your
The house judiciary committee con
sidered the McGann resolution, propos
ing an Inquiry into Judtre Jenkins' in
junction against the Northern Pacific
employees, but adjourned without ac
tion. CONFLICTING ORDERS.
Omaha, Feb. 9. While considerably
hard hit over the decision of Judges
Hallett and Rlnei' yesterday at Denver,
tho Union Pacific officials today declar
ed Judge Hallett's order was buncombe
and asserted that the circuit court will
take some wind out of the Judge's sails.
Judge Thurston this afternoon filed an-.
other petition reciting the conflicting
character of the orders entered In the
Union Pacific Gulf case, and prayin
further direction, and presented a mo
tion for rehearing '
OPIUM SEIZED IN PORTLAND.
Portland, Ore., Feb. 9. Customs In
spectors today seized C5 pounds of con
traband opium. Twenty pounds, ad
dressed to San Francisco, was captured
on a Southern Pacific train, and the
other seizure was made In a Cnlnese
Topeka, Kas., Feb. 9. The National
Farmers' Alliance adjourned tonljht.
officers, elected are as follows: Presl-1
dent, Jtarlon But!?. ' North Cwrollna;
vice president.' J- Gilbert, California;
secretary and treasurer, P. P. Piinean
South Carolina; executive commWee. L.
a Dean. New York; Maun Page, Vir
ginia; II. C. Doming, Pennsylvania; H.
L. Locks. South Dakota. The Judiciary
committee was abolished and the presi
dent was authorized ' to appoint five
lecturers and place each In charge of a
district, instead of .electing one, as
i CUT TO PIECES.
French Troops Meet With Disaster at
' the Hands of Tuarges.
Paris, Feb. 9. Following are the de
tails of the disaster given out by the
French government upon information
teceived from Capt. Phillips, the French
commandant at Tlmbuctoo: The Tuar
ges, armed with lances and knives,
made the first attack upon the leading
division Vf the French column. The at;
tack was so desperate and well sustain
ed that the first division was apparent
ly cut' to pieces. News of the disaster
was brought to the second portion of
the column by Capt. Nuggette, who was
badly wounded, but managed to escape.
The second division was encamped a
few miles in the rear of the advance
guard, which was surprised during the
darkness, of the early morning. The offl
cer in command of the rear guard 1m
mediately commenced a retreat upon
Tlmbuctoo, leaving the van guard, com'
manded by Bonnier, to Its fate. The
official statement admits that at least
nine French officers, Including Col. Bon
nler, two European non-commlssloned
officers and sixty-eight natlre toldlers,
were massacred. Unofficial reports em
anating from the war department and
colonial office say the loss In killed and
captured is at least 300. The Tuarges
became so aggressive that they pushed
up close to the French soldiers at work
In entrenchments and killed and wound
ed several. Capt. Phlllpe organized
small parties who made sallies upon the
Tuarges, - driving them backward and
killing' a number. '
THIS WILSON BILL'S CHANCES.
Senator Chandler Thinks There is
Chance to Defeat It.
Spokane, Feb. 9. Walter Hughrion, of
this city, has a letter from United States
Senator' Chandler relative to an extra
session of the legislature In the state of
Washington for the election of a sena
tor. Chandler says: "I was asked this
questipn, whether the defeat of the tar
Iff bill was so likely to turn on one vote
in the senate that Washington ought at
any inconvenience to herself to hold an
extra session and choose a senator. I
said I would not take the responsibility
of answering the question In the affirm
ative. I say so now. I cannot measure
local argument against a special session.
But there Is a fair chance to defeat the
bill In the senate, i am not very con
fident ,but am quite hopeful. Unless
there are very weighty reasons why the
session should not be called, It should
be called, provided th. election of a
senator will result.
WON HER SUIT.
Mrs. McWhlrter Will Collect Insurance
on Her Husband's Life.
San Francisco, Feb. 9. The Jury In
the case of Mrs. Louis B. McWhlrter
against tho Connecticut Mutual Life In
surance Company brought in a verdict
tonight in favor of Mrs. McWhlrter,
who sued for $15,000 insurance on her
husband's life, with interest thereon and
cos! pf suit. The Insurance company
claimed her husband, committed Mildde,
and therefore she was not entitled to
the amount of the policy. The other
companies, however, In which her Iuib
band's life was Insured have paid her
amounts aggregating $ii0,'i0, they bellev
Ing In the theory 'of murder net .'orth
by the -plaintiff. Richard Heath, who
is charged with the murder of MeWhir
ter, is now in San Francisco out on 5"5,
C00 ball awaiting his seewnd trial .the
Jury in the first trial having disagreed.
An application has been malo to the
supreme court for a change of venue,
Brutal Application of the Rod to
Cincinnati, Feb. 9. A special to the
Commercial Gazette from Harrodsburg,
Ky., says fifty masked men rode up to
the home of Samuel Milton, near here,
In Washington county, broke open the
door ,and while a heavy guard stood
watch over Milton, the rest of the mob
dragged out Mrs. Milton, and In view
of her husband gave her thirty-iiiiic
lashes with hickory switches. The f.ne
garment tho regulators left on her waB
torn into shreds before they finished.
They left, saying the punishment was
because she was suspected of Infidelity.
Mrs. Milton wa3 Miss Matthesey, and
Is celebrated for her beauty. Her hus
band procured a divorce to marry her;,
and about that time shot the father of
his first wife, who had attacked him In
court. A fierce feud broke out, and sev
eral, deaths resulted, one man beln
handed for murder. The new outrage Is
likely to cause a renewal of hostlll'.Ks,
. HAVE TOO MUCH ROAD.
Omaha, Feb. 9. A rumor Is current
that the Kann.m Central part of the
Union Pacific stern, running between
LeavenworMi and Miltonvllle. Kaa
ihr.r.ncc of 3C5 iiulw, will shortly be
WILLIS A SCAPEGOAT
The Hawaiian Annexationists
in High Feather.
TAMMANY TO SUPPORT GROVER
Reports That tho Administration
Blame Willis for Not Sooner
Breaking With the .
San Francisco, Feb. 9. Tho Chroni
cle' Honolulu correspondent, writing
under date of January 23, says: The
news which was received by the Mari
posa January 20 was considered highly
favorable to the annexationists and
pleasing to the provisional government.
The correspondence received by the
government seems to indicate there Is
a disposition on the part of the adminis
tration to make a scapegoat of Minister
Willis, owing to his error In not break
ing with the ex-queen when she first re
fused to grant amnesty to her former
subjects. Previous to the arrival of the
Mariposa ,the royalists werj In high
glee, owing to a report said to have
been made on the authority of the Brit.
Ish minister that a special vessel would
bring Instructions to restore the queen
to the throne. The belief was so strong
that arrangements were made1 by the
royalists to celebrate the occasion by e
torchlight procession. The claim li
made by the royalists thut letters have
been received from Tammany leaders,
who declare that that body will support
the stand taken by Cleveland, and that
such action by Tammany will result. lh
the withdrawal of Senator Hill's oppo
sition to the administration policy. Paul
Neuman, legal adviser of the ex-queen,
held a long conference with her January
20. It Is said he advlid her to sell her
claim to the throne to the United States
for several hundred thousand dollars, to
be paid In yearly Installments. The gov
ernment has made no further removals
of royalist sympathizer? from govern
ment employee, though strongly urged
to by both the American league and tle
Annexation club. Unless some action Is
taken at an early date, it Is likely
there will be a serious" split among the
supporters of the government Up to
the 23d no demand for an explanation
has been made by the provisional gov
ernment on Willis for his action in re
fusing to recognize the Independence
FAILED TO ANSWER.
Los Angeles, Feb. 9. John I. MacAr
thur, the wealthy Seattle, Wash., capit
alist, who discovered his wife in this
city a few weeks ago with Frank Bet-
tls, his partner, with whom she eloped,
failed to respond to his namp in Jus
tice Bartholomew's court this afternoon
and the case of adultery against Bettls
wa sdlsmlssed,' MacArthur Is sold to
be on the track of his wife, who, when
she eloped, took many trunks full of
valuable silverware and Jewelry belong
ing tohlm. j
WILL KEEP UP THE PRICE.
San Francisco, Feb. 9. At a meeting
of the executive committee of the mid
winter fair, held today, it was decided
not to reduce the price of admission
from 50 cents to 25 cents. A lengthy
circular Issued to the public sets forth
that the dally operating expense is very
great, and a reduction would not be ad
visable. It appeals to the public to give
the enterprise the support which It do
serves. IMPERSONATED HIS UNCLE.
Springfield, 111., Feb. 0. William W.
Woods, -who claimed to have served
through the Mexican war In the place
of his uncle, Isaac M. Burke, In the
Fourth Tennessee regiment, entered a
plea of guilty of making a false pen
sion claim in the United States court to
day and was sentenced to one year in
REPRESENTATIVE HOUK DEAD.
Washington, Feb. 9. Representative
George Houk, of Ohio, died suddenly
this afternoon. Houk left the commit
tee room this afternoon, where he was
engaged In dictating letters to a stenog.
rapher, remarking he felt tired and
would not do any more work during the
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report '
afternoon. He made a social call on
Mrs. A. Reynolds and sister, and at 4:30
went to a window In the parlor and
looked out. He stooped as If to pick up
something from the carpet, and fell for
ward on his face. Medical aid was at
once summoned, but death was Instantaneous.
A LONE BANDIT.
An Express Box Stolen From a Virginia
'.' and Truckee Train.
Carson, Nev., Feb. 9. About 7 o'clock
this' evening, when ' the Virginia and
Truckee mall train was a mile out of
town, the express car was smashed In
and a box containing money to pay
wages to the section hands along the
road to Reno demanded of Jack Page,
Wells, Fargo & Co.'s express messenger,
at the. point of a shotgun. It Is custom
ary to pay off the men on the 10th of
the month, and George Mills, paymaster
of the road, boarded the train at the
depot this evening with a tin box con
taining about $1,000. The robber got
aboard the train when nearlng the out.
skirts, getting on between the mall and
express cars. When about a mile out
of town the rear door of the express
car was suddenly smashed In, and a
man with a shotgun demanded the tin
box of money. The robber then took
hold of the bell cord and gave the en
gineer the signal to stop the train,
which was done as soon as possible.
After securing the box, the robber
Jumped from the train, starting toward
town. " ' . ',
THE PRICE OF WHEAT.
New Low Record Established Yesterday
Chicago, Feb. 9. Wheat made another
sensational break today. For several
days It has been weak, and yesterday
scored a new low record for May, that
option standing at 62 3-8 at the close.
after having touched 01 3-4, the lowest
figure ever recorded In the history of
t.his trade. The market opened .steady
to firm this morning. It remained so tor
a- time, but rumors begani to go about
to tho effect that the heavy holdlnir of
a New York clique was being unloaded,
and that Armour, who bought heavily
at tho 'bottom yesterday, was selllnir
out. These reports started a scramble
to sell, and the price slumped oft two
eents from yesterday's closing figure, or
to CO 3-8, making aiiother new low rec
ord, closing steady at 60 5-8. f . .
SCHAEFFER BREAKS A RECORD.
Boston, Feb. 7. Bllllardlst Schaeffer
took his revengo tonight for the lgno-
minous defeat he suffered at the hands
of Slosson Wednesday nisrht In the trl.
angular tournament, by showing a play
altogether too fast for Napoleon Ives,
beating him 600 to 402, and Incidentally
breaking all records for the 14-lnch
balk-llne game, anchor barred, rolling
up a splendid score of 271 In a single
Inning. The previous record was 203,
made by Ives at Chicago. The bame to
night was thought by all to be the fin
est exhibition of scientific play ever
seen in this city, If not in the country.
, AN AGREEMENT REACHED.
Milwaukee, Wis., Feb. 9. The receiv
ers of the Northern Pacific and repre
sentatives of the employees of that road '
have reached an agreement. The re
ceivers will modify the order reducing
wages and concede most of the. points
made by the men. The exact terms of
the agreement will not bo made publlo
until passed upon by Judge Jenkins.
BRITISH MINISTER RESIGNS.'
PaiiH, Feb. 9. Eclair Bay that on ac
count of the differences with Gladstone
on tho British foreign policy, and the
agitation against the house of lords,
Lord Roseberry, foreign minister, has
twice offered to resign, and his resigna
tion Is only held In abeyance till Glad
AN ELMIRA BANK BURSTS.
ElnUra, N. Y., Peb. 9. The First Nu
tlonul bank, of Watkhm, suspended to
day. Tho failure was caused by the ab
sconding of Cashier John 'VY. Love.' le
Is said to have taken $50,000, all tho
bank's cosh. He left a letter saying he
was Insane. . - ' ' ;
BLAND'S OPPONENTS CONFIDENT.
Washington, Feb, 9. Opponents of the
Bland seigniorage bill say they are con
fident of a veto If the bill passes. Ef
forts are being made by tho friends of
the bill to have a democrat lo caucus,
but there is very great opposition.