. M b T r r if f .. . ' .. . I Sr.. VIII t-ici I.-.UI- j . -"-liL "w "uje to prosecui uon. TODAY'S 'WEATHER. ASTORIAN has ti.t I CRIP" LOCAL circulation, 1!.;' For Western Washington (TJ and Oregon, light showers, K followed by fair weal her; J. cooler. For Eastern Wash- ft iv i , r - GENERAL circuiy.K'n '.II 1 i'l T 2 4- . T Unrest TOTAL circui.il. r- M yfytyy&fy f Papers publisned in A ,;. m i. jngioTi, -air weawier, ter, cooler. "4 TELEGRAPHIC PRESS REPORT. VOL. XL1V. NO. 74. ASTORIA. ORKUOX, SWNDAY M0KN1NG, MARCH 31, 1895. PRICE, FIVK Ci:MS. . I m i in a i r-vi ma m i t I872 1895 Fisfper Brothers, LubncatiiiR OILS A Specialty , Sell . ASTORIA, Ship Clmndelery, ' Hunlwaiv, 1 1 1 on & Steel, Coal. Croeerie-i & Provisions, Flour & Mill Feed. Paints, Oils. Varnishes, Loggers Supplies, Fairlunk's Scales, Doors & Windows, Agricultural Implements Wagons & Vehicles. Wall Paper Wall Paper ! Just received a largo invoice ( v:d' paper direct from Chicago. i F. ALLEN'S, 76. Commercial Street. Snap A Podak lit tiny man coming out of 9 our slo e snil you'll get a portrait of n nixn brimming mer wltn pleasant thoiiKhts. H11.I1 quality in tli liquor wd hitve to otter are enuult to PLEASE ANY MAN. Conge and Try Them. hughes & CO. IS THERE? Is there a man with heart to cold, That from his family would withhold The comforts which they all could find In articles of FURNITURE, of th right kind. And we would suggest at this season, nice Sideboard, Extension Table, or se of Dining Chairs. We have the larges and finest line ever shown In the city and at prices that cannot fail to pleas the closest buyers. HEILBORN & SON. ASTORIA IRON WORKS Con'omly St.. foot of Jackmn. Atorl. General Machinists and Boiler Maker Land and Marine Engines. Boiler work, Steam boat and Cannery Work Specialty. Castings of All Descriptions Mide to Order or Short Notice. . John Fox. President and Buperintenden A. L. Fox Vice Preslden' O. B. Prael Secretar Hiintpr Epicures .ay the bes' iiumici pQrk Sausa)le corabine the flavor of of lean pig Hergen S.pork with the flaky fat and the fines herbs. We furnish the table with this kind ol sausage that pleases the veriest epicure. Portland Butchering Co's Marke Corner Second and Benton streets. Corner Third and West Eighth street They Lack Life There are twines sold to fishermen on the Columbia river that stand In che same relationship to Marshall's Twine as a wooden image does to th human being they lack strength life evenness and lasting qualities. Don't fool yourself into the belief that other twines besides Marshall's will do "Just as well." They won't. They cannot. Violin Lessons given by Mr. Emll Thlelhorn, graduate of the Hamburg ConFsrvatorjr. Germany; also a member of the Chicago Musical Society. Studio, corner of 12th and Commercia streets, up stairs. THOMAS MOKKO, TVs Blacksmith whoso shop is ovpon He Cutting's cannery, U now prepared to do such odd jobs as making new cannery coolers, repairing old ones, making new fishln boat irons, and re pairing old ones, and all ether black emithlng that requires first -class work manship. Hayhap Your mind is on repairing your bouse this spring; possibly on building a new one. If so. remember we are carpen ters and builders with' a shop fun of tools always willing to do such jobs and want your work. MILLER YOSNEY. Shop on riwaoo Dock. Studying flan m Men's and Boys' Clothing, Furnishing Goods, Hats,Oaps, Boots. Shoes. Trunks, Valises' etc. I. L. OSGOOD, The One Price Clothier, Hatter and Furnisher. 50G and 508 COMMERCIAL STREET, ASTORIA, OR. REMNANTS I REMNANTS I I REMNANTS I I I wr.P0LDW( LOLA MONTEZ CREME, Skin food and Tissue Hullder. Does not cover but heals and cures blemishes of the skin; makes the tissues tlrm ami builds up the worn-out muwle "bres and niii es them pluinp. Lowest In price, and best In value: 75c Larue Pot. A OIKL VW1H hlKAIUHT HAIlt mar keep It flulty with FKIZZ. H lll(tp-h. hair in eurUn lmn m lunt. Leaves no sticky deposit inn es the hair glossv; guaranteed harmless; Is a tonic Utr scalp; cleanses the linir. Apply FRIZZ, use curling Iron not too hot or ro 1 the hair In papers until perfectly dry After ubIiik a few times the most stubborn hair will keep In cm I. i'rlce 50 cent,,. 8 Mrs. NKTTIBHAHHISON, gold by Beauty Doctor, KM.' Ui-ary Kt , Han Kmnelseo. Mrs. 1. R. BLOUNT, 437 Dimiio St., Astoria, Oregon. , KinBALL" PIANOS S WHOLESALE EXCLUSIVE -TERRITORY ALLOTTED. Correspondence : W. W. Factory 26 & Rockwell St. Chicago, III. Pacific Coa.-t Office 335 Morrison, cor 7th St. L. Th e CASINO. 7th & Entire Change of Program, Monday Evening, March 25th. 0110 & CLIFFORD. Tbe greatest knock-about Comedians on the coaat. Direct from Ibe Orrpheutn Theatre Sju Kranciaco. Edwin R .Tjing, the groat c imedian direct from New York. Miss Lydia Punly, Astoria'" favorite singer, will positively appear in the Ja'est Eantern and European eons?. may divill5x! "cad" wilson EARL E A LAND -such . xi Girl, w ' BEiIirKitoWx. VOLY A1)AM.S. OLLIK OATMan! I JOSKFfl CJRIBRLER. Admission 10 n'' 20 rents. Children Cry for Is the prime necessity of those who supply his needs in the matter of clothing. In the essentials of quality and style I challenge comparison for my goods, and I study the wants of the public as to price, also sec my show windows and come inside and price my new lines mid be convinced that I cannot be beat on the coast for A FULL. UNE of Baby Garages at GRIFFIN & REED'S How ninny we see on our streets only remnants of beautiful women, shadows of bygone tittygl It need not lie so while there exists AnieHra' "111 V B'-'-ll'l Dnrtnr. MS Nk'ITIK HAKIMSO.. AN OlJJ WOMAN WITH GRAY IIAItt may have it ehaiiRed in four ditys to' its natural color with MRS. HARRISON S HAW RESTORER. Only four to ten days required to rpstore bair to natural cob. Is not ft dye'or bleach. No sediment or stickiness. Color is permanent when once your hair is restored to its natural shade. Hair .becomes lilocay and clean. rlee SI. u,ay have ever-v ORGANS. and RETAIL. Wholesale Prices Quoted -To RESPONS1BLE DEALERS AND flERCHANTS. Solicited. CaUlojues Mailed Free on Application. KIMBALL CO. Manufacturers. Main Office and warerooms, 343-253 Wabash Ave., Chicago, III. and Warerooms, Portland, Oregon. V. MOORE, manager. BOND STREETS. Pitcher's Castorln. N0II? DOWN TO WORK The Contract Has Been Accept ed by the Committee. THEY WILL SIGbl IT MONDAY. Great Things in Stoic for Astoria Says Mr. Hannnoiid-Work to Bepin at Once. The railroad question la virtually set tled, at least in so far as ejy differ ences there might have been between Mr. Hammond and the subsidy com mittee of twenty-one. Three meetings were held yesberday and at the after noon meeting Mr. Hammond present ed his amended contract, and It was read to the committee nd afberwards thoroughly discussed by them. Before the contract was signed the subsidy committee members seemed at sea re. pardlng just what air. Hammond re quired of them in the matter of guar, anteelng the right of way and subsidy. They discussed the plan, as suggested ytsterday, of incorporating a guaran tee subsidy and right of way company, with a capital stock of $100,000, said company to receive sutecrlpitlons from every responsible man In town if pos sible. The Idea was for this company to guarantee Mr. Hammond the right of way as requested, and furnish a clear title to the sufbsldy deeds. When Mr. Hammond presented Wimself at the meeting this plan wa-s made known to him. He thought 'the guarantee com pany was a good thing, and that the right of way could perhaps be pur chased for half the amount of th capital stock proposed; yet he would prefer to take the names of a few of Astoria's best business men and property holders, and they could take the guarantee company. When the committee read the con tract over and saw that dts provisions It they Btgned, really bound them to guarantee Just wh;it Mr. Hammond had been talking rcu, 4 was smooth sailing and It did not take them long to decide to sign. it. It was agreed that a meeting would be held on Mon day, at wihlch time the contract would be signed. Several members who are going out of town itoday will sign It before they go. The changes from the original contract are really slight. Mr. Hammond is not required to spend any specified amount per month; he has three years to complete the con tract; the subsidy, or at least 95 per cent Is guaranteed to be clear and wl'th perfect title; he Is to have a clear right of way from the west end of a draw bridge to be built on Young's bay, thence to Goble. Tnere are a few other minor changes tout not Import ant. Mr. Hammond agrees to com mence work at once, and to keep it up without stop, until tne welcome itjund of the locomotive whistle Is hoard in Astoriia. He will start en gineers out at once over the line, who will work In conjunction with the com mittee to tie appointed to secure the right of way. This It Is thought, will take about six weeks, and then dirt will fly. In the meantime a great deal of work remains to be done in the way of securing new deeds, abstracts, etc. Mr. Hammond was feeling In the best of spirits last night, and a great strain hail been removed from his mind. He promises the people of As toria a surprise "before ithey are many months older, and Is here to work with them for the upbuilding of the city. He goes to Portland tomorrow night and frm there to Corvallis to look after Oregon Paciilc affairs. He will return here In about a week. DENVER SNOWED UNDER. The Fiercest Bnow Storm Since that of 1894. Denver, March 30. Thfe snow and wind storm continued all day with un. abated fury. It Is the worst Btorm since the memorable storm of March 1S.'j4, which conitlnued for three days. Heavy thunder and vivid flashes of Hghtning accompanied this storm, a feature not usual at this season. The velocity of the wind Just before day break was terrinc, and tout for a heavy wet snow which served to hold things in their places, much damage would no doubt have been done. Alt 6:30 the wind was blowing at the rate of 4S miles per hour, tout It slowly decreased until noon, when it registered 34 miles. A gable of the Columbian school house was blown down. Stones weighing 35 pounds were blown over thirty feet while heavy toloeks lav piled up over 0 fe?t from the "building. Tramway and cable companies are having great difficulty 1n moving their cars, and many of the street railway lines are blocked. At 8 p. m. the snow was about a foot deep in this city, and It Is toadly drift ed. Durln? the early part of the day trains on the rallrrrails east and west were running on time, but the night trains are con.ild-ably delayed and If the Htorm continues much, longer a trtneral tilockvle will occur. The storm Is f.reeptlinally severe In Western Col ora lo. 0!scrver Rrandenhurg says the storm will ate lirr1nr the night and cokler weather will follow. HAD A HARD CHARACTER. Seattle, March 3. "Dr." Plouff was formerly a resident of Seattle, and cut a wldi wmth for a time. He fitted un his offices In thw most elegant style and soon built up a large prac tice. The medlcall society Investigated hJs career and found he had no di ploma, and he was compelled to leave Seattle. He was a "lady killer" and Is said to have seduced several young Tlrls and to have aHenalted the aiTeo tlonis of a wife or two. He was horse whipped bv one woman. WOMAN SUFFRAGE ILN UTAH. Bishop Whitney Makes an Eloquent Plea for The ladles. Salt Lake, March 30. Woman suf frage was again tlhe leading question ibefore the constitutional convention today. Bishop Whitney, of Salt Lake, made a strong speach In favor of ths measure. , His remarks were well re ceived, and clearly Indicated what the final action of the convention would be. The Bpeaker believed woman suf. fnage movement was a march of eter nal progress. He ibelleved it was the voice of God, Women were made for something besides 'being vi-ivsa, moth ers, cooks and housekeepers. He be lieved they would toe levers in the 'hands of God for raising up the downtrodden world to. a plane of per. fectlon and ultimate redemption. A DOCTOR SHOT, A Former Clerk Quarrels With Him Resulting Fatally. San Francisco, March 30. Dr. John E. Pltmff, was shot and mortally wounded toy D. J. McGaughey, a young man formerly employed by him as olerk, this afternoon on Market street. On Tuesday last Plouff swore out a warrant for McGaughey "g ar rest, charging that McQaughey had searched the waste basket In his of fice and attempted to blackmail him by ua".ng letters which he had found In It. The two men met on the streei this afternoon, a quarrel arose and Plouff struck the man with a cane McGaughey drew a revolver and fired five shots. Plouff cannot live. Me Gaugtiey was arrested. NOT SUFFICIENT CAPITAL. San FrantJsco, March 30. Insurance CorremilsfMoner Hlgglns 'has been rec ommended toy Attorney General Fitz gerald to withdraw the California cer tificate of the National Surety Com pany of Kansas City and Philadelphia. The company has 'been doling a tremen dous business on this coast, and though l't carries Insurance in the shape ot Fidelity and Guarantee Ibonds amount ing to millions, Its available assets for California amount to atnnst $20, 000. An Insurance company must have $100,000 capital unimpaired to do busi ness In California. A BOGUS MONK. WaahJiwritoh, (March 30. Mgr. 8atolll has been annoyed of late toy reports from various parts of tho country as to an alleged monk who goes ajbout raprvsenUng himself as a close con fidante of the delegate. This has beer sufficient to secure the Imposter th hospdtallty as a guest of prelate throughout the country. RHCEUVED BY THE PRESIDENT. Washington, 'March 30. The presi dent accorded a special reception to the members of the Baltimore confer ence of the M. E. Church South and their ladies accompanying them this afternoon. Upwards of 1,000 people took advantage of the opportunity to take the president's Itand. ANOTHER GIGANTIC SCHEME. Chicago, March 80. James G. Hulse, Parker Crlttendon and John W. Hill, all of this city, have Incorporated the Inter Ocean Elnctrlo Company, wlO capital of $200,000,000, to operate grain transportation toy the electric railway Invented toy Mrs. M. E. Basley, from New York to Chicago, and finally to the Pacific coast. SIXTY CLERKS FIRED. Washington, Mamchi 30. Sixty-four clerks, mostly women, on what 1; known as the bullion roll, were dis charged today. They were appointed nnder the Sherman silver purchasing act and when that act was repealed, It Is luld that they coud mot longer be legally employed. SAN FRANCISCO RACES. San Francisco, March 30. Six fur lor.RH Hessen, 1:17. About six furlonigs ' Bellicose, 1:12. Five furlongs Crescendo, 1:03 3-4. Mile and one-eighth, handicap White stjne, 1:57 3-4. Mile and one-half steeplechase The Lark, 3:25. Six furlongs Capt. Rees, 1:14 1-2. STOCKS BETTER IN LONDON. New York, March 30. The Evening Post's London cablegram says; A fea ture of the markeJts today was the f-harp rise In sliver securities on the reported armistice (between China and Japan. There was, too a general rally, notably in Americans, by which the interest grows teodlly. A DROWNING ACCIDENT. Monrovia, Cal., March 30. John Hus-si-r, wife and two children, while at tempting to ford the San Gabriel rivei this evening, were thrown from the buggy Husr and one child were drowned. The wife and the other child clung to a boulder and were saved. NEWS FROM WASHINGTON. Washington, March 30. Another at tempt was made today to fire a Cath olic church in this city. President Cleveland has made all ar rangements to remove to Wood ley, his home near Washington. THE DEFAULTING TREASURER. Minneapolis, March 410. A special to the Journal from Plri, . D., says: lCx-Htate Treasurer Taylor, of South Dakota, has been located at Valparai so, Chill, where he expectea to be safe from extradition. FOUL PLAY FEARED. San Diego, Cal., March 30. Deputy county assessor L. O. .Falley, of Julian, and J. B. liraokett. of this city, are missing on the desert, and It -hi feared they toave been mure red. AN OLYMPIA APPOINTMENT. Olympla. March 30. The governor to. day appointed T. M. Reed, Jr., Iat member of ths state land commission, s SUDerlnr turim n i.iifit u T f iorrlon, evated to the supreme tench.1 RUNAWAY TROLLY Three Persons Killed, Twelve Seriously Injured. PASSE.NQERS PANIC STRICKEN. Brakes Refused to Work and the Car Flow Down the Grade a Mile a Minute. Associated Press. Jeansvllle, Pa,, March 30. Three ped Bons were Instantly killed, two fatally Injured, and ten others seriously hurt on the Lehigh Company's track by the Jumping from a runaway trolley car on the mountain near here. The dead are: Mrs, WatKln Williams, of Hazelton. Mrs. John E. Early, of Beaver Mead ow and her 6-year-old son. Fatally Injured Mrs, James Evans, of Cofceran; Mrs. John Weir, of Beaver Meadow. Seriously wounded Wlltkln Williams, hurtbaTtd of the woman who was killed; Maggie Herrity, of Beaver Meadow; three children of (Mrs. Evans; Hannah Somen), of Beaver Meadow; Morrii Hughes, of Wl'lkeslbarre. . The accident was the worst In the history of trolley car roads In this vl clnity, and was due In part to a panic among the plaasengers, who crowded about the conductor and grlpman on the unmanageable car.' As it passed on to the grade leading down the mountain, Grlpman Kelts applied the brakes, but the dhaln snapped. He then threw the safety lever. This refused to woik, and the terrified motor man sprang to t-iq reverse brake, hoping to control the car toy the current. Failing to control the car lie Bhoutcd to Con ductor Socks to apply the rear brake. His shouts caused a panic and the passengers made a rush for the plat form.. The car was going down tha mountain at a mile a minute. The conductor shouted to the passengers to go back, so he might apply the brake, but was not heeded. The passengers then Jumped for their lives. A BIG DEFTCIT. Watfhlngiton, March 30. Contrary to the expectations of the officials of tha treasury, the receipts for the month of March will again fall below the ex penditures. The amount, however, Is crtly about $234,000. The exiess of ex penditures for nine months of the pres ent fiscal year are $3ti,500,UOO, and this amount will almost certainly be In creased by $5,000,000 during April, which will leave a deficit of about $42, 000,000 on May 1st. During May and June, however, great things are ex pected from the income tax, btu the most conservative estimate now places the deficit for the fiscal year at $25,000, 000. The outlook for heavy receipts froia two great sources of Income, the customs and Internal revenue, are not encouraging, particularly from tne lattw. . AFTER THE EMPEKOR. (Copyrighted ISO, toy Associated Press.) Berlin, March 30. The refusal of a maojrrcy of tlie relohsHaig to cele brate Prince Bismarck's birthday, Em. peor William's bitter comment there on, and the scenes which occurred at Frelderlchanuhe during the past week have already put the Germans In feverish condition, and public oplnlor Is expressed much more generally and ou,tspoken than customary. The Cen trist, Radical, and Socialist press have taken the emperor to task in unequiv ocal language for his telegram to Prince Bismarck. ALSO A TOUGH Jl tATiACTE'R. Seattle, March 80. James D. L. Mo Qaughey came to this city shortly before tihe nre, from Slssons, Cal. He was a young man of pleasant address and made many friends. 'He was dep uty county clerk, and while 1n that office was arrested for forgery, but was subsequently released. A BANKER IN TROUBLE. Boise, Idaho, MarWh 80. A special to the etatesman from Moscow, Idaho, says: I. C. Hattabaugh, banker and ex-county treasurer, has been arrested at the Instance ot the county commis sioners on a charge of embezzlement. WINDOW CLEANER MURDERED. San Francisco, March 30. Vlncenzc Dlpelmi, a window cleaner toy occupa tk.n, shot and Instantly killed EtigenJ Ulledl this afternoon. The murder is tlie outcome of a feud which has ex isted for some months between the men. The victim Is alleged to have been a member of the local La Malla nnd has been frequently heard to threaten Dlpleml's life. FOREST FIRFJ3 IN KENTUCKY. Louisville, llurrh M A aivt-liil In the Post from C'loverport, Ky., says the most destructive forest fire ever seen there Is now raginff a few miles back of Cloverport. One person Is known to have perished, and the prop Highest of all ia Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't R "Zfl ss I erty loss will run In hundreds of tlio'ifl ands. Nat Hemle, a wealthy Ki-ii'l. r of Lewlwport, was foui'd l h.I 1m the forest this morning. WHAT DUN fc'AYS. San Francisco, March W. Arrtvta Del Norte, from Gray's .lartx.r. Cleared Walla Waila, lor Victoi-m and Port Townsend; j'jirall'.ii, f-r Port Angeles; Ella Kohl", lv.u;;.i bark Harvester, for Karluk; s'ho..ne Pearl, for Ounalatfka. Departed' ijtalte of (CaUf'-miln,, l''r Astoria and Portland; City of Everett, for Corrrox. Freights and charters Urltihl. hM, Agnes Oswald, lumber from 1'orl Gam ble to South Africa. WHO WOULDN'T LIVE Till. RE? Omaha, March 30. A rreat mm-vr-storm is racing In Northwestern Ne braska Snow plows have liern sent out from here. Five inches full tod iv In Omaha the thermometer registered 85 yesterday and remained so today. WAYLAID A SEATTLE MAN. San Francisco, March 30. William Bowley, and old Grand Army man, from Seattle, was sanmaKiNi ty f.iot pads tonight and robbed. AFTERNOON DI3J?ATCUES. Ths Associated Press Ner.-s Contain In ths Afternoon Report. Sacramento, March 00. The' north, bound Oregon Express was held up by two men three or four miles north of Wheatland about 2 o'clock this morning. Engineer Bowsher was com pelled to stop the train and go back and open the express car. Falling to secure anything In the express car tlie robbers went back and started to rob the passengers in the coach and smok er. Sheriff Bogard, of Tehama county, was on the train and oiened tiro on the robbers in the smoker, killing one of them, and was himself killed by tlie other robber. Ths fireman was shot in the neck and one leg, and la thought to be severely Injured. A passenger named Banuon. lrf RcHUlng, ws struck on the head and cut. (Several passengers Were robbed. The dead toodten were turned over to the coroner at Marysvllle. The dead robber lias not 'been Idon tided, and no accurate description of the man who escaped has toeen secured. Fireman A. Nethercott was serious'! and possibly fatally Injured, having received two wounds on different part of his body. The ilrsrt Intimation that the engineer and fireman had of the presence of the robbers was when ens ollmbed from th blind baggage atut commanded at the point of a pi.stol that the train be stoptwd. When the stop was made they commanded thm to move about one hundred feet fur. ther, which, they did, when the roW.x-t s caused them to Jump from .the train, and with others who arypcRred fo rnf from a Wdlng plar" 4i. -the nmdw. j'. they demanded '.hat the express ..1' opened, 1 . . This was done, but the roWieis could find nothing of any value as the sat? oomWnatlon was not In the hands of the messenger. Then the robbers coin, mamled the two railroad men to g. Into tlte cars. They toad the leg ol an old pair of overalls tied at one end, and as they went through the car they made the passengers put their coin and valuables In it, the fireman being t!t custodian and guard behind which they stood. The colored porter In tlio tourist car became aware that a rob bery was In progress, and knowlnit that Sheriff Hogard was in a berth called him. That heroic man was ir his shoes and trousers In a minute and armed with his heavy revolver, started for the north door. He crossed the platform between ths sleeper and the day coach, and as he entered the latter at ths south door, the robbers came In from tha north The sheriff steiied to one side, aimed and fired. His bullet dropped the man nearest him, but the seniond fit-lied ta reach the target. One of the roll.r must have seen Bogard enter, anil Jumped down, and running ulomrHhU the car, entered and shot Win in the rear, When the robber was shot (he ex claimed "I am done for." others ask ed, "Are you killed, mil," and theiui- , on they hastily left tho car, telling the now thoroughly frightened train men not to attempt to follow. The robber who escaped and known as Johnson is now fully Idemtihed ns the brother ot S. MoGulre, the mn: now at the morgue, Washington, March 80. The Ch-lnes legation received a cablegram .rum Pekln stating that the condition of LI Hung Chang was atlll a matter ot doubt. The authorities regard the Informa tion as representing a litter pha.se timn the recent unotllclal reports, which din missed the wound as of slight import ance. It does not express fears of ser ious results tout the tenor oft he dis patch Is to indicate It U still too early to feel assured that Prince li Is entire, ly out of danger. Now that th sus pension of howtilltles ha leen directed the renewal of Interest as to the terms of peace Is sure to follow. While there Is no definite Information on the sub ject at the Chinese legation, the .Mo Ion prevails that the money Indem nity will be paid largely in sliver,: Baker City, Oregon, March 39. Rev. Oscar A. Smith, 'pastor of the M. E church, was yesterday arraigned be fore the court of Inquiry, composed e" ministers. Elder Anderson presiding He Is charged with defamation of char acter. The ohargo was sustained and Hev. Smith was ausiended from th. ministry until tlie next meeting of tin conference, at which time his case wli" be disposed of. Washington, March 30. Secretary Smith, has instructed the surveyor general ot Oregon to award Xupuly Surveyor J. H. Neal, of Diamond, Ore. iron, the contract for surveying the lands rihra.d within the meander lines of Lake Malheur, Oregon. Tacoma, March 30. Abe Uross, a member of Gross Brothers, large retail dry goods dealers, was found dead n his room this morning. It Is supposed he committed suicide. No cau.ie is, known. .sport -His w.rj 'wLJi. W v.