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ASTORIA, OREGON, THURSDAY MORNING. AUGUST 2, 1894.
PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
VOL. XLIII, NO. 27.
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STREET, ASTORIA, OR.
WINE .HOUSE. ,
fffain Street, Astoria, Oregon.
Every Four Days as flea
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Liot to Build a Home, -for
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. Piookfitld TV a
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A Halt-million Dollar Blaze
Late Last Night.
LUMBER DISTRICT DESTROYED.
Congressman Bryan Will Assume
Editorial Charge of the Omaha
Associated Press. ',
Chicago, "August 1. The lumber dis
trict of Chicago was tonight visited" by
one of the most disastrous fires In its
history, and the loss will probably foot
up batween $1,200,000 and $1,500,000, al
though It will be twenty-four hours
before the damage can be estimated
with accuracy. The following concerns
were entirely burned out by the flames:
S. K. Martin Lumber Co.
Brown & Richards Lumber Co.
Williams & French Co., car builders,
Perlee Lowe & Co., lumber.
Shoemaker & Hlgbee Lumber Co,
John Spry Lumber Co.
Edward Klnch Lumber Co.
Conway & Co., cedar posts.
W. C. B. Palmer, cedar posts.
Whltcomb Cedar Post Co.
Siemens & Halsltet, manufacturers pf
The burned district Is about Jix
squares from west to east, and a
three from north to south. The broadest
portion of the district Is bounded by
Blue Island avenue, Lincoln street, the
river and Ashland avenue, and was
burned over, and forty acres of lumber
yards are now nothing but smoking
embers. The Martin yards aro 2500 feot
long by 300 wide, and the flames orig
inated In exactly the right spot for a
strong northwest wind which was blow
ing at the time to carry them through
the entire length and breadth of the
yards. The wind drove the flames so
fiercely that the first engines which ar
rived were helpless, and call after, call
for additional, help was made, until
nw. flrtv pn,Tlnes and three flreboats
were at 'work. Piles, of lumber, lath, j -
lowed with appalling rapidity, and for:
a time It seemed as though' the finest
lumber district of the city, which
reaches a mile to the south, would be
consumed. The wind, however, sudden,
ly changed and began to blow from the
south with less violence than before.
The flames started rapidly north and
burned back to a line level with its
starting point. The . sudden change In
the direction of the flames caught sev
eral engine companies unprepared, and
the men were compelled to run for their
lives. The horses and men narrowly
The fire boat Geyser had a close 'call,
but ran through the flames and escaped
unharmed. Two of her men, John Mc
Kaln end Thos. Freellng, were badly
burned. In addition to the flremen In
jured, the following cusualtle occurred:
Otto Rafler, fell from a lumber pile,
back broken and will die.
Unknown man, struck on the head by
a flying cap from an engine and
knocked Into the river and was
At 11 o'clock the fire was still burning
fiercely with a probability of blazing
for twelve hours more.
The following losses ere believed to
be about correct: ,
Martin Co., 500,000.
Wells, French Co., J500.000.
Siemens & Halsket, J300.000.
Perlee Lowe & Co., $145,000.
Shoemaker & Hlgbee, 3125,000.
John Spry & Co., 325,000.
FOR FREE ADVERTISING.
Dr. Wallace Interviewed on Last Sun
Portland, August 1. The sensational
sermon of-Rev. Dr. Wallace at the
First Congregational church Sunday
night, on the immorality of the" drama.
in which he referred In harsh terms
to Mrs. Potter and Kyrle Bellew, con
tuiues to be much discussed in hotel
corridors, fashionable boarding houses,
and in church circles. In an interview
tonight at Seattle, Dr. Wallace, who is
there lecturing, said:
"X am a lover of Shakespearean plays
and have attended them and been edi
fied, and to that extent I uphold the
drama and encourage it, but I raise my
voice against plays, whose every word
and action is impure, and especially
when presented by such people s Mrs.
Potter and Kyrle Bellew. They poured
out on the city of Portland all last
week a stream of abominable vlleness
In the shape of French plays that was
an insult to the intelligence of the citi
zens, and I openly advertised that I
would - preach against them and the
players. I had seen Mrs. Potter and Mr.
Bellew, and of course knew them, ao
you can Imagine my astonishment when
T i them both walk Into cnurcn ana
pcow " . ' - -
,.. , ..Mionnt. Then sat out the
prelude of my sermon, and at its close
Mr. Bellew pulled out his watch and
snapped It, beckoned his companion,
and the two with difficulty picked their
way out of church. As they started to
go out out, fearing they might think
I had not recognized them, and to pre
vent Mr. Bellew saying that I would
not have spoken as I did had I known
they were present, I stopped In my
reading and deliberately pointing them
out, I Bald; . "These aro tho people 1
pTave been talking about." I can only
account for their presence as a studied
attempt to Becure free advertising by
their sensatjonul exit. Their presence
certainly Indicated a strange lack of
WORKING FOIl HAUMONY.
Efforts for an Early Agreement on the
Washington, August 1. Active nego
tiations are proceeding both In the tar
iff Conference and In Influential quarters
outside to bring about a complete agree
ment on the atrtff bill, and a prediction
has been made that the end Is near at
hand. It Is denied with emphasis on the
house side that the senate sugar sched
ule and the senate rate on lion will
prevail, and the house will be compen
sated by a reciprocity clause on coal.
It is stated thud tho sugar schedule
will not be that fixed by the senate, nor
free sugar of the house bill, but middle
ground. Friends of the administration
Bay there Is a good prospect .that the
president's' Insistence on free raw ma
terials will receive substantial recog
nltlon, and deny as Impossible all re
ports that any agreement will be on a
basis accepting the senate rate on coal
and iron. Tho Democratic conferees
were together again for two hours to
day, and at the close of the meeting
the house members expressed the sa-me
confidence of a speedy settlement they
hud after the meeting yesterday.
The senato conferees can be Induced
to say very little. One said there were
more Indications of reaching an under
standing than there has hitherto been.
' STRIKERS TOO LATE.
Tacoma, August 1. A Roslyn special
to the Ledger says:
The miners and drivers In the employ
of the Northern Pacific Coal Company
who went out May 1, on account of a
proposed reduction of 20 per cent, learn
ed this afternoon that they were to
late In expressing a willingness to re
turn to work on the company's terms.
On Tuesday the miners' union, by a
vote agreed, to return to work, and
asked a conference with General Mana
ger Kankley. The latter said an inter
view would be of no avail, as arrange
ments ' for securing a new force had
progressed too far to cancel now. The
new force of negroes Is expected here
within ten days. Probably 300 men
here will be obliged to seek employ
ment elsewhere. Many are destitute.
SEARCHING FOR GLOYSTERN. .
Spokane, August 1. A vigorous search
is being kept up for the missing Charles
Gloystern, who is suppoeea to have
been abducted through political ms
tives, from his home at Mica,- in this
county. A button and bloodstained
leaves were found near the house to
day. The sheriff Is tracing the move
ments of a mysterious light wagon
seen at different places In the neigh
borhood on the night of the abduction.
The bloodstains are being analyzed in
Spokane tonight The county commis
sioners today offered $500 reward for
Gloystcrn's body If dead, and $1,000 for
the arrest and conviction of his mur
derers, and also petitioned Governor
McGraw' to offer a reward of $5,000.
THE MINNEAPOLIS' INJURIES.
waarungion, August i.-ine goou
Judgment of the navy department in
requiring the Minneapolis to be dockea
and examined after grounaing on ner
final trial trip, ana before accepting ner,
was verified by the result as reported
to the navy department today. It was
found that the vessel had received a
dent In her keel and bilge plates about
two feet long and three inches deep,
and that her central propelior was
rough edged, as though it had struck
Borne hard object As the damage was
received while the ship was in the hands
01 tne contractors, tney proceeueu
once with the work of repairing.
CONGRESSMAN BRYAN'S FUTURE.
Omaha, August 1. Congressman Bry
an will shortly assume editorial control
of the Omaha Dally World-Herald. The
paper will advocate free and unlimited
coinage of sliver and oppose Cleveland
Democrats In the coming campaign. It
Is said that Bryan will assume hla ed
itorial duties upon tho adjournment of
congress, in furtherance of his candi
dacy for the United States sonate.
Boise. Idaho, August L The Populist
statj convention met this afternoon.
Judge ClaggeW was made temporary
chilrman. He made the usual calamity
speecn, presiding mi
by the PoDulist party, the country
would go to ruin.' Committees were ap-
jwlnted and recess taken until 1 p. m.j
A DAYOF AMENDMENTS
The Sundry Civil Bill Occupied
the Senate Yesterday.
ALASKA SALMON GETS $4,000.
Ofliclal N cwg From the Orient Con
firms Report That War Was
Washington, August 1. The main
question beforo the senate today was
the sundry civil bill, which was dis
cussed at odd moments throughout the
day, with the result that a great many
Important amendments were adopted.
The final action on the bill was not
reached, however, owing to the large
number of amendments proposed. A
number of bills were passed. The con
slderation of the sundry civil approprt
atlon bill was resumed and many luv
portant amendments were adopted.
Chandrel, Republican, offered an
amendment providing that the decision
of the commissioners of Immigration
In regard to the admission of aliens
should be final, and also, that the com
mlsBloner of Immigration at the several
ports should be appointed by the pres
ident, "by and with the advice and con
sent of -the senate," and thit they
should hold otllce for four years. The
amendment was adopted. Berry, Pom
ocrat, of Arkansas, presented a confer
ence report of the house bill requiring
railroad companies operating lines In
territories over rights of way granted
by the government, to locate depots,
etc., at .certain points located by the
department. Berry announced that ut
ter a long conference the conferees
had bsen unable to agree, and moved
that the senate recede from Its amend
ments. The provision applies to the
Rock Island road in Oklahoma, the
towns of Round Pond and South Enid
having a special grievance. A voto was
tak?n on Berry's motion, and It was
agreed to, 24 to 20.
At a, .request-of Harris, jjie house, bill
to exempt articles of foreign exhibitors
at the Interstate Fair nt Tacotnu from
tariff duties, was passed.
Consideration of (he sundry civil bill
was then resunted.' ,' The committee
fcmendment striking out the paragraph
authorizing the. secretary of war to
designate a confederate of the battle of
Chattanooga or Chlekamauga to assist
In preparing historical tablets to be
erected on these battlefields was re
. et.nded. , V
An appropriation of" $4,000 to protect
the salmon fisheries of Alaska was
agreed to .
Dubois offered on amendment Increaa-
ing the appropriation for surveying
publlo lands from $275,000 to $400,000,
and to this Allen sought to add a pro
vision for the irrigation and survey of
arid lands, and appropriating $100,000
for that purpose.
The former amendment was agree to
and the latter was left, pending an ad'
Justment. The report of the conference
committee on the agricultural bill In
whbh the conferees agreed to recede
from an amendment appropriating $1
000,000 for the extermination of the
Russian thistle, was agreed to. The
senate adjourned, leaving tho civil bill
STORMS OF SOLID SHOT.
Detailed Description of the Sinking' of
the Kow Shung.
London, August 1. The Times has
rere.lved tnc following account of the
nklng 0f tha Chlneoe transport Kow
Smmg from che Foo, China:
0n Juljf 25t,hi the jUIxaneHe admiral
Qn the crU8er Matsushlma Kan, with
tw0 other men.0f-war In his command
gghte(j the Kow Shung, Which was
carrying 2C00 Chinese troojw for Corea
, Corean waters, 40 mile off Chemul
pa. He signalled the Kow Shung to
,.etop jUHt wnere you are or take the
consequences." The transport, which
wajJ flylng the British ensign, promptly
cflnle to ancnor. The Chinese man-of-
i ,,,.. wa. convovlnir hr. .teamed
away. The Kow Shung's captain, trust
ing to the protection of the British flag,
refused the advice of the Chinese mils -
er to slip her anchor and run. The
Japanese cruiser Nanlwa Kan steamed
up near the Kom Shung and sent a
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party to her with Instructions to mako
strict scrutiny of the ship's papers.
Finally the Japanese commander per
emptorily ordered the Kow Shung's
captuln to follow with his vessel. Great
excitement arose among the Chinese
troops on board the transport, and they
told the English officers of the ship
that they would not surrender until
they had to. They said, "We refuse to
become prisoners. We would sooner die
here. If you move the ship except to
return to China, we will kill you."
The Nanlwa-Kan signalled the Kow
Shung, "Quit ship as soon as possible."
Tho Kow Shung replied It was lmpossl
ple to quit the ship. The Nanlwa Kan
thereupon steamed up quickly within a
distance of about two hundred metres
from the Kow Shung and Immediately
discharged a torpedo at her, following
this with two broadsides with all her
guns, comprising two of her 25-tons and
four of her ten tons.
The Chinese troops fired on the Nanl
wa with their rifles and small guns and
exhibited the greatest bravery. The
Nanlwa continued to fire her ten ton
ners, and soon had the Kow Shung In a
badly disabled condition.
Many of tho Chinese soldiers Jumped
overboard and on these the Nanlwa
rained bullets from her deadly machine
guns. The Kow Shung gradually be
gan to sink, and after fifteen discharges
from the cruiser's big guns, she went
down in 80 fathoms" of water. The
troops who remained on board kept up
a fire to the very last, some of their
shots- Doing aimed at their own people
who were swimming away, they being
determined that all should die together.
There was no attempt to save life.
RICE AND INSURANCE GOES UP.
San Francisco, August 1. The alarm
ing war news from Asia, combined with
tl.e reports of severe droughts In Japan,
lias resulted in a general advance In
the market price of rice.
War having been declared between
China and Japan, the marine Insurance
companies which have agencies In this
clt.y, will not write any more policies
for merchandise shipped from Sun
Francisco to Japanese and Chinese ports
unlt'SH a special war risk Is Included.
It will make no difference whether the
goods are shipped In American or for
eign vessels, is the sentiment anions
underwriters, especially those who rep
resent foreign marine Insurance com
panies, and is that merchandise will bo
safer In British bottomB, and the tlsk
on Bueh will probably bo the lightest of
ONE IN BAKER CITY.
Baker City, Or., August 1. The doors
of the Baker City National Bank failed
to open this morning. Cashier Blake
states that the suspension was brought
about by the Chase National Bunk, of
New York, applying for funds on de
posit, to an amount due on a loan, with
out notice, and an unexpected run of
depositors alarmed over the failure of
the Arlington bunk, J. E. Frlcke being
president of both Institutions. The
amount owing depositors is about $75,
000, with bills receivable and securities
reaching $150,000. It Is confidently ex
pected that business will be resumed
within thirty days.
, MADE AN APOLOOY.
Toklo, August 1. Tho Japanese gov
ernment instructed its minister In Lon
don to apologize to Great Britain for
firing upon and sinking the transport
Kow Shung, while she was flying the
British' flog. The commander of the
Japanese cruiser did not know the Kow
Shung was a British vessel until after
the fight Captain Galsworthy, of the
Kow Shung, and many other persona
on the transiwt were rescued by the
boats of the Japanese warship.
GREAT BRITAIN NEUTRAL.
London, August 1. The Earl of Klm
berly, upon receiving from the Envoy
tit tho Toklo government the ofliclal no
tice thai. Japan had formally declared
war against China, declared that Orent
Britain would remain neutral In the
matter, although the British govern
ment would take steps to safeguard
its Interests In the far East,
SUICIDE THROUGH JEALOUSY.
Baker City, August 1. Fanny Torrey.
courtesan, sent a bullet crashing
' through her, brain last night, expiring
In a few minutes. Insane jealousy over
her huslxind,' E. P. Torrey, assayer, was
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