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Forecast, for Washington and Oregon, Jr
The ASTORIAN has the largest LOCAL G
circulation! the largest GF.NERAL clrcula- C
tlon, and the largest TOTAL circulation of W
all papers published In Astoria. S
M showers, cooler.
EXCLUSIVE TELEGRAPHIC PRESS REPORT.
ASTORIA, OREGON, WEDNESDAY MORNING, OCTOBER 2, 1895.
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Iron & Stpel,
Groceries & Provisions,
Flour & Mill Feed,
Paints, Oils, Varnishes,
Doors & Windows,
Wagons & Vehicles.
On Commercial street, is the place
where the businessman and the laboring
man co "for what is called "J3KST ON
THE COAST." or a nice cool drink of
the celebrated Gnmbrinns beer. Sand
wiches of every kind made to order, nnd
an elegant free lunch served every day.
You are welcome.
Grosbauer & Brach.
S78 Commercial Street.
Manufacturers of every description of
Loungee, Mattresses, etc.
REPAIRING IN ALL ITS BRANCHES
Snap A Iodak
at auy man coming out ot
our store and you'll get a
portrait of a mau brimming
over wltn pleasant thoughts.
Such quality tu tilt) liquors 0
we have to offer are enough to
PLEASE ANY MAN..
Corne and Try Them.
HUGHES & CO.
B. F. AIvIKN,
Wall Paper, Artists' Material, Paints,
Oils, Glass, etc. Japanese Mattl: gs,
Rugs and Bamboo Goods,
365 Commercial Street.
A.STOUIA IRON WORKS
Concomly St., foot of Jackson, Astoria.
General Machinists and Boiler Makers
Land and Marine Engines. Boiler work. Steam
boat and Cannery Work a Specialty.
Castings of All Descriptions- Made (o Order on
Short Notice. .
John Fox. President and Superintendent
A. Ii. Fox Vice President
O. B. Prael Secretary
They Lack Life
There are twines sold to fishermen
on the Columbia river that Btand In
the same relationship to Marshall's
Twine as a wooden Image does to the
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
at well." They won't. They cannot.
THE flSTOHIfl SAVINGS BflM
Acts as trustee for corporatlens and In
dividuals. Transact a general banking business.
Interest paid on time deposits.
J. Q. A. BOWLBY President
BEJNJ. YOUNG Vice President
FRANK PATTON Cashier
J. Q. A. Bowlby, C. H. Page. BenJ
Young, A. S. Reed, . P. Thompson
W. E. Dement. Gust Holmes.
Kopp's Beer Hall.
Choice Wines, Liquors ana Ogt't.
KENTUCKY V H I S K E Y
Only handed over the ear, The largest glass
of N. P. Beer. Half-and-half. s
Chas. Wirkkala, Proprietor.
Cor. Concomly and Lafayette Stt.
w -k KEATING & CO will open their
Music Hal! at 359 Actor street,
w Saturday the 16th. They will
keep numbcrlesa good liiuora
and cigars besides having good music all the
A complete stock of lumber on hand
In the rough or dressed. Flooring, rus
tle, ceiling, and all kinds of finish;
mouldings and shingles; aloo bracket
work don to order. Terms reasonable
and prices at bedrock. All order
promptly attended to. Office and yard
at mill. H. f. U LOGAN, Prop'r.
The hearing properties of DeWItt's
Witch (Hazel Salve are well known. It
enrej eciema, skin affections, and is sim
ply a perfect remedy for piles. Chas.
DrPr Ice's Cream Baking Powder
Contains no Ammonia of Aiusa,
The Two feqaisites
raTruth With Enterprise
schemes in the
and save money.
1. L. OSGOOD,
The One Price Clothier, Hatter and Furnisher.
606 and 508 COMMERCIAL STREET, ASTOKIA, OR.
flt Greatly Reduced Prices,
. A FCLI, LINE OF
Everything Necessary for School Use.
Griffin & Reed.
In a desirable location,
CHOICE LOTS IN HILLS
On the new Tipe Line Bjulovar.l Jnat the place for a cheap homo.
A Block IN ALDER BROOK.
STREET CAR, LINE will be extended this HUinowr to within 5 minutes
alk of this property Will sell nt decided
In 5 or V) acre tr.ieta i'laido thy :ity limit', nlsj adjoining Fluvel.
GEORGlv HILL. 471 HondSt., Occident Block,
UiLL'S REAL ESTATE EXCHANGE.
To lie ruined from our etociLr
Commencliig Saturday, September
frotsr'clny to doy until the amount Is raised, .
DRESS GOODS, SILKS, PLUSEED,
MEN' SUITS, OVERCOATS,
LADIES' AND GENTS' SHOES,
UMBRELLAS, BLANKETS, etc., etc.
Will be sold atyour own price.
specially reBerved for ladles, and every other time for everybody.
(3oo Commercial Street.
ROSS HIGGINS. cUu.
Grocers, : and : Butchers
Astoria and Upper Astoria
Ine Teas and Coffers, Table Delicace fmestlc
and Tropical Fruits. Ve jretables. Sugar
Cured Hams, Bacon. Etc.
Choice Fresh - and Salt Meats.
EVERY ONE NEEDS A BTJ8TNE9 fl EDUCATION, Many young men and
women can spend but one or two years at school why not take a course that can
be completed In that time? - The college Include a short ENGLISH COUR8B be
tides a BUSINESS and SHORTHAND COURSE. For catalogues address.
414 YAMHILL SI. - - EOLXES BUSINESS CCLLEuH. - - rOSTXAfu)o
bu;ld up a business, but can
defend it against all comers and all kinds of
ealo of Men S Or Boys
Clothing, Furnishing Goods, Hats,
Caps, Boots, Shoes, Trunks, Valises,
Umbrellas, Mackintoshes, Blankets.
t&j?! shall meet any prices for
in my lines for same
prices before buying elsewhere
2 blocks from High School.
of gooda intalde of 45 days.
will sell at
aist, 1805, at a p. m., and continue
Wednesday and Friday afternoons
hMOHLR PUBLIC UVWl
READING ROOM FREE T j ALL.
Open every day from 3 o'clock to G :30
ando:o0to:30 p. m.
Subscription rates $3 per annum.
Southwest cor. Eleventh aud Duone 5U.
POSITION CLEARLY DEFINED
No Authority of Law to Pay Back
Bills of Contractors Mayor
iJcelares Workmen Will
The waterworks situation remains un
changed up to the present time. All day
yesterday the Italian ilaborers were very
mucti m evidence, and durlnir the morn
leg they marshalled at a dozen different
street corners and crowded round their
spokesmen who made several appealing
addresses. The novelty of such a pro.
ceedlng, liowever, has evidently died
away, and at no one of these open air
meetings waa there mora than a cornor'
al's guard of listeners. People generally
realized that Mr. Burke s proposition
published at length In yesterday's Asto-
rlan, was fair and reasonable, and that
thsre was nothing to prevent the men
from going on with the work and being
supplied with food and wages at short
Early yesterday morning Mr. Burke tel
egraphed to Portland for Mr. James Stew
art, his foreman, and half a dozen ex
pert lia-yers of asphalt, all Irishmen. They
will be here this morning, though in view
of some developments yesterday it is im
possible to say whether they will be able
to get to work or not. Punctually at 1
o'clock, Mr. Burke, with a body guard of
three American laborers, went out to the
water works and ordered them to get
down into the reservoir and begin to
clean up, preparatory to work being
started. There were sixty or seventy
Italians present, who watched the pro.
ceedlngs very carefully. As soon as tin
men started to obey Mr. Burke the Ital
tans surrounded them and their leader
stated that If anybody began to do
stroke he would do 'it at the peril of his
life. There was no doKbt that they were
In earnest, and that their threat was no
idle one. One of -the men, anxious to go
to work, approached them and said:
I am a laborer like you are, with
wife bind ai big family here. They are
starving. Mr. Burke has offered $2.00 a
day, and I want to go to work to buy my
The leader of the Italians -replied:
"That doesn t matter to us. You go
down Into that reservoir and you are
going to get killed."
(Mr, Burke at once appealed to two po
lice deputies who were standing along
side taking in all the proceedings, for
protection, but they both absolutely re
fused to do anything, stating that they
were there to protect property and pow
der, and nothing else was any of their
business. Mr. Burke on hearing this at
once came down to the city to consult his
attorneys and the city authorities. In
speaiklng of the matter after returning
to the city, ihe said: "We propose to have
police protection, and ample protection
too, or we will know the reason why.
It is a shame and an outrage that, under
the present circumstances, the Italians
are allowed to stand around everywhere
and make such threats. Their back pay
has nothing to do with me. Those claims
are being adjudicated! as quickly as pos
sible elsewhere. I have made them a
fair proposition, have offered to pay
them good wages every five days, and to
go security for their food from the word
go. Tht-y can come out on the works and
be ntoklng money and living decently un
til their back claims are settled, and they
ifhooae Instead to come down Into the
streets and beg for food."
Mr. Burke was asked to appear at a
meeting of the water commission last
Still another complication has arisen in
the a'fTalr. Mr. C. AV. Shlvely gave Mr,
Burke notice yesterday that he would
allow no more water or rock to be taken
off his premises till the total bill for
back services was paid. Mr. Shlvely es
tlmater this claim at the modest sum of
J2500. Mr. Burke offered him $100 to go
towards future withdrawals of rock, and
offered to adjust all future purchases by
ill owing any responsible citizen to figure
it their value, but he absolutely refused
t i Wave anything to do with back debts
which he said were none of his business.
Mr. Shlvely would not listen to the prop
osition, and here the matter rests for the
At the meeting of the water com
mission in the evening, Mr. John
Bui-k, one of the bondsmen of
Behimi tuid Hamsbaw, before the meet
Irg, detailed to the commissioners his ex
perience in attempting to work at 1
o'clock and the refusal of the police to
afford protection, in which action he char
acterized the police force as cowardly and
a disgrace to the stars they wore.
The meeting .was called to order by the
chairman. A delegation of the members
of the common council, Messrs. Welch,
Bergman and Shlebo were present. Chair
man Welch for the delegation stated that
they were appointed at a special meeting
of the council Monday to act in harmony
with the water commission to see if some
means could not Te louna to pay me
laborers' their back wages, not time
checks In third hands; that they did not
come under Instructions. They realized
that the water commission were the dis
burses of the funds.
Clerk Van Dusen read the resolution of
the council passed Monday, that it was
the sense of the council that the labor
ers should be paid. The statements made
today to the council, Mr. Welch says,
showed that there were about Sll.OOO due
to labor, including time checks.
Councilman Welch' said that on 1he
12th street sewer the city had set a pre
cedent, they paid workmen who had been
defrauded by the contractors.
Councilman Bergman thought lhat re
gardless of law the men ought to be
Commissioner Wright aeea tne council
committee if they paid their bl.ls whether
the citizens would stand by them. Coun
cilman Welch said the city council to a
4nan would stand by the commissioners
and It was thought- the leading citizens
would do so.
Chairman Parker stated that If the
commission paid anything It wou.J be
like the man who is held up he pays
over what is in his pocket under protest.
Councilman Welch thought that If the ,
commissioners paid the laborers a bond I
could be obtalni! CHji.Iing the
Ion harmless. Commissioner
Water Commission and
suggested that if the labor bills were
paid that our own citizens, who furnished
supplies, would also file a bond holding
the commission harmless if their claims
were paid, and so It would go, ana there
mlKht be no end to the matter.
Clem van Dusen asked what the re
ceiver proposed to do with the I7.00U
turned over by the commission Monday,
which they supposed was to be used In
settling labor accounts.
Commissioner Wright stated that the
city nas a rr.agnlilcent plant so far, and
that it has been built cheaiper than might
nave 'been expected and that in his opln.
ion the labor should be paid first. ,
Councilman Welch thought a statement
should be made for the public as to the
exact position of the board.
On motion of Commissioner Dement the
action, of the clerk and chairman In pay
ing over to Receiver Hahn $7,005, was ap
On motion of Commissioner Bowlby a
resolution was passed that the attorney
of the commission appear In the circuit
court and endeavor to get a speedy order
of court to disburse the $7,005 anions- the
It was stated that all laborers, excent
the ParelH men, have filed, their claims.
und these claims will take their course.
but as to the Parelll men something
should be done.
A communication was read from the
contractors and bondsmen asking that
tho commission take such steps as may
bo necessary to protect them in tho pros
ecution of the work. Upon this a letter
was written to the mayor, signed by all
of the water commissioners, requesting
the city authorities to furnish th9 neces
sary protection from strikers to the men
who were willing to work. Commissioner
Dement conveyed tho communication to
At this stage contractor l.ucis was
called in who stated that, with the ex
ception of one man, w'.l of his men on the
stone work would go to work today if
they were given protection. That If K-e
city did not care to protect his men, he
would protect them himself, If given
authority to do so.
It was reported to the commission that
the strikers in tho afternoon had drawn
knives and pistols and forced the men
on the pipe line to stop work.
Atfer considerable discussion the fol
lowing resolution was passed:
Whereas, the city council hast request
ed the water commission to pay the tar
borers who have been working for the
Pacific Paving Company; and
W hereas, Every member of the com
mission deeply sympathizes witlv the la
borers and desires that all be fully paid;
Whereas, The commission has paid over
to the Pacific Paving Co. $22,000 and to
the receiver appointed by the court. $7,005.
being ell the money earned by said com
Whereas, The commission have but nn
Imperfect idea ot what amount Is still
due the laborers, It being reported as
high as $11,000, and
Whereas, there are many other creditors
of the Pacific Paving Company In the city
of Astoria, many of whom are persons of
ramt.iesi and in need of their earn nea
and dues, and .. .
Whereas, The Commission would not
know where to draw the line, and how to
dipcrlminate among creditors, and
Whereas, The commission has but one
fund, which Is only for the purpose of
building water works, and they have no
other authority than to prosecute that
one work, and no law has been shown for
taking out money for any other ournose.
and the funds will not be more than suf
ficient to complete the present system of
Resolved, That this commission is un
able to comply with the suggestion of the
council; ana nas no authority to pay
me claims referred to.
Lato last night Mayor Kinney, after
receiving the request of the water coro
mission to protect the contractors and
laborers In the work, issued instructions
the Chief ot police to protect such
men as desired to go to work under the
oonusmen and contractors, and to keep
all men away from the reservoir and
pipe line who would not work, or had
business there. Chief LoUKhery Imme
diately secured all the rlllea In Spexarth's
store, and will have special deputies
ready by noon today to carry out the
natructlons of the mayor, should their
services be needed. Men on the pipe line
wlli go to work this mornlnsr and Mr.
Burke will start the work on the reservoir
1 o clock. Tho mayor's Instructions
wore specific to furnluhl the necesinry
protection if it took every able-bodied
man in the city, and should additional
Id be required the sheriff of the countv
will be called on, and ho wlli also be
called on to furnish protection outside
of the city limits.
Laid Down by the Wator Commission.
The following official statement of the
present situation, Is made by the water
The commissioners have done all that
they could do for the laborers without
violating what they understand to be
their duty as officers. They have turned
all money due on the contract with the
Pacific Paving Company, amounting to
$7,005.00, over to the receiver appointed
by the court, and have Instructed the
city attorney to do all' he can to assist
the iaborers to get their claims allowed
and paid out of the fund In the receiver's
hands as preferred claims. But they do
not believe It would be consistent with
ai faithful discharge of their trust to
pay out a large amount of the water fund
all of which will be required to complete
the water works, to men to whom the
city in not indebted, and who can now
continue at work, merely because the
company that employed them failed to
pay them for a month's labor. The
amount that would be required to make
this unauthorized payment would be
about $11,000.00. The mors intelligent la
borers understand the situation and are
willing to return to work and await smelt
a distribution of the money In the hands
of the receiver as may be made by the
court. Although the report has been cir
culated that the contract was taken by
the Pacific Paving Co. at a. rate much
below the bids of other contractors, the
bid of the Paving Co. was In fact only
about $5,677.00 below other bids, and most
of the work was sub-let by the company
at rates below the contract price. About
three-fourths of the men have been work
ing for sub-contractors that have taken
contracts from the Pacific Paving Co.,
and In no Instance did the commission
have anything to do with their employ
ment. W. W. PARKER,
Chairman Water Commission,
Attest: H. O. VAN (DUSEN, Clerk.
WOODS, THE STAGE ROBBER.
'Rcseburg, Or., Oct. 1. After hearing
the evidence in the case of Eld a. Woods,
charged wltli.stuge robbery August 13
it. the diitrlct attorney moved to !!-.-
''.s the "Wnndant for the present on this
c' nse. Woods is aUo bd on a charsra
of rM.lng Ihe mails. Preliminary bear
ing will be held tomorrow.
Beady to Take Part in N. P,
INTERESTING FOR tX-RECEIVERS
Oiks, Pains and Kousa Thought to
Have Resigned Because They
Could ((ot Meet the Charges.
Seattle, Oct. 1. Bruyton Ives, president
Of the Northern Pacific Ra.llroudi Com
pany, Silas W. Pettlt, general counsel
for Che road, and James MoNaught, ex
counsel, arrived here this afternoon,
ready to take part in the proceedings In
tho receivership case tomorrow. Mr. Ives
aid this evening:
"My opinion with reference to the re
cent resignation of the receivers is that
which seems to be prevalent throughout
the country, namely, that the resignation
is practically a confession on tho part
of the receivers of their inability to re
fute successfully the charges that we
have brought against them."
Mr. Ives will file a supplementary affi
davit tomorrow that promises some In
teresting reading for Receivers Oakes,
Payne and Rouse.
The Farmers' Loan and Trust Company
today, as trustee ot the second mortgage
bonds, filed Its answer In the receiver
ship case, denying the alleged Vlllard
Influence In the appointment of the old
receivers nd denying the alleged confer
ence between Oakes, Vlllard, Colby, Hoyt,
Cromwell and Ro'.ston, though conceding
that Rolston may have had other Inter,
views with Oakes prior to the appoint
ment of Oakes, and pronounces absolute
ly false the allegation that Oakes appeal
ed to Rolston or to Vlllard to Insist on
his appointment as receiver. It con
cedes that President Rolston nominated
Oakes for the receivership, but denies
that he did so from personal or business
Made Temporary Officer of the Northern
Pacific in Washington.
Tacoma, Oct. 1. Judge Hanford this af.
ternoon appointed O. W. Dickinson, as
sistant general superintendent of the
Northern Pacific Railroad, general officer
of the road for Washington state, with
Instructions to report directly to the
court. An order has been issued b
Division Superintendent McCabe direct
ing all employes to obey the orders of
General Officer Dickinson, and that all
moneys be turned over to him. Judge
Hanford s action is the result of the res.
lgnatlon of the receivers filed with him
yesterday and today's appointment Is sup.
posed to be temporary, pending the ap
pointment of receivers for this circuit
tomorrow or soon thereafter.
PURCHASE OP TITLES.
Comments of English (Papers on
London, Oct. 1. Truth says, comment
ing upon the engagement botween the
Duke of Maryborough and Miss Vander-
British mammas and their daughters
will soon be clamoring for protection if
all prizes In the marriage market are to
fall to American doimsels; the mania for
title Inherent In Anglo-Saxon is In vain
to contend against, but Is a matter some.
what serious to the United States. That
country must be a great loser throuifh
the accumulation of Its wealth crossing
tne ocean, and the United States will do
well to manufactured coveted" title at
home for Its wooden nutmeg that is easily
Dougnt. The existence of titles, it Is true.
Is not in Accordance with the simplicity
of Republican Institutions, but In view of
the 'heavy drain, this might be overlook
ed, and the parents of any girl might be
aiiowed to buy her ai title, say for 200.
CORBETT IN WASHINGTON.
Washington, Oct. l.-James Corbett and
party arrived In this city at 3:30 today
and the ctvamplon went to the National
Park, where he and his brother Joe ap
peared In a game of ball. Corbett did
not take any chances while at the bat.
He Injured one of his fingers sllvhtlv in
catching a thrown ball. The party Jeft
at 10:30 over the Southern Railway for
Madrid, Oct. 1. Volunteers to the num
ber of 2,200 men presented themselves to
day for service In the Island of Cuba,
Haw Lalce. Oct 1.-A special to the
Triuune from Cheyenne, Wyo., says:
Aruoiea of Incorporation were filed
nere today for the California. Idaho and
Montana Kaliroad Company, which pro-
iiubcb 10 construct a road from Butte,
mom., 10 Dan h'ranclsco. The capital
Havana, Oct. 1. The wreck of thA fln.n.
UK warship Christobal Colon has cast a
iejin; or intense gloom over the govern
ment officials here. There are none too
many Spanish vessels In these waters at
present and the loss of the Christobal
Colon will be keenly felt by the govern
ment at this crisis.
CHOLBRA RAGING IN YOKOHAMA.
8an Francisco, Oct. l.-Ths steamer
City of Peking srrlved today from China
and Japan and went Immediately Into
quarantine. When she left Yokohama
Cholera) was raging- there. It is feared
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U.S. Gov't Report
i 1 ) r w hi
I -o- f I - A ' f w 1 I -i t 1 i
the disease will linger until! late in the'
winter. There are no signs of abatement.
SCORES 'A POINT.
The (Defense at Last Makes a Showing.
San Francisco, Oct. l.-After gathering
vp a few ragged ends of testimony left
over trom last week, the defense In the
Durrunt case this morning began the
buHdlng of an alibi for the young med
ical student from April 4 to April 12.
inclusive. The purpose, of the eJibl Is
to impeach the testimony of Pawnbroker
Oppenhelm and W. J. Phillips, who tea
Wfied that some time between April 3 and
April 12, Durrant tried to pawn Blanche
Lamont's rings at Oppenhelm's store.
During the course of the testimony,
which covered Durrani's movements on
April 4 and 6, the struggle was precipi
tated by District Attorney Barnes who
challenged the reliability of the roll call
book at Cooper College.
The argument ended in a victory for the
defense so far as the question before the
court was concerned, and Judge Murphy
sustained the objection to the question
propounded by himself to the witness and
cut off the discussion.
The defense called to the stand four
witnesses by whom It waa proposed to
test the accuracy of the pawnbroker's
Martin Curtis, WUMam Catheart. P. J.
Newman, and Leonard Everett, members
of the National Guard signal corps, to
wnicn uurrant delonged, testified that
they had taken various articles of Jew
elry to Oppenhelm's store and attempted
to pawn them.
They described the manner In whlcti
they were dressed at the time. The de
scriptions In many Instances did not
correspond with the descriptions given
by Oppenhelm when ho was asked how
men who tried to oawn articles were
dressed. Each of the four witnesses said
ne naa subscribed money to assist in tne
defense of Durrant
THE ENGLISH PRESS.
Comments on the Recent Cricket Victory
London. Oct. 1. The at. T
this afternoon, referring to the defeat
of the Cambridge-Oxford cricket team by
i'i rmraueipnians, remarks:
These defeats of English athletics across
the Atlantic are becoming monotonous.
If there Is ono thing we could do, we
thought, we could play cricket Amurlca
Is now taking up that game, though it
was never popular there, yet even at
cricket they have contrived to beat is.
THE BIG FIGHT.
Prevent It If
Washington, Oct. 1. Secretary Smith
was asked today If he would take sny
steps to prevent the Corbett-Fltisimmons
fight taking place in the Indian territory,
and replied that If an attempt was made
to have the flffht taks place upon any
reservation which Is directly under the
control of the Interior department and
not set apart as separate by the govern
ment he most certainly would prevent It.
He knew nothing, he said, that would
give the department authority to prevent
the fight on lands controlled by the five
civilized tribes If the Indians consent.
If the Indians of the five civilized tribes
or (any nation of them should call upon
the government to prevent the fight,
then the department would prevent t.
Texas Legislature In a Muddle on
Austin, Tex., Oct. l.-The two bills In
troduced In both houses of the legislature
today contain the emergency clause.
One of the bills. Introduced by Senator
Lewis, Is recognized as the administra
tion bill, and prescribed that a flstlo
encounter between man and man shoJl
be deemed folony and shall be punished
by imprisonment not less than one or
more than ve years. The other bill,
prepared by Sonator Simpson, provides
for an Imprisonment from live to ten
As the situation now stands, the fight
management have given up all hopes In
the senate, but they have eighteen solid
men In the house, and at present , these
eighteen can block the passage of any
measure. The matter of the enactment
of an antl-prlze fight law has narrowed
down to a political row between the ad
ministration and antl-admlnlstratlon
crowds, and 'the Florida Athletic Club
hati been relegated to the rear.
The bills were referred to the Judiciary
committee in .either house, and they were
to take action theroon this afternoon.
Dallas attorneys appeared before them
to ask for further time, claiming that
they could show that the proposod law
was unconstitutional and class legisla
tion, ' as woil is confiscatory. In com
pliance with tho request, both commit
tees adjourned until morning at 9 o'clock.
and nothing further was done by either
nouse in the matter.
There are forty-eight members of the
house and twenty-four senators. In the
house It Is necessary to get thirty-six
votes to make a law -o Into immediate
effect, and twenty-one voles ahe necessa
ry In the senate. In the house at present
writing there are fifteen out and out men
against putting the emergency clause in
the bill, while there are our who are
doubtful. This puts the two-thirds vote
out of the question In the house, with Its
present rastrum. In the senate there are
three against the emergency clause and
two doubtful, which places the bill in
danger there also. Tonight lobbying '
belruf Indulged in right and left and a
strong effort is being made to pull the
twenty-'fcwo Populists In the bouse over
to the fight side.
Liverpool, Oct. 1. Wheat-Spot, quiet:
demand, poor; No. 1 red winter, a 2d;
No. 1 red spring, stocks exhausted: No. 1
hard Manitoba, lis 3d; No. 1 California,
Portland, Or., Oct. 1-Wh?at Valley,
49c; Walla) Walla, 46c.
San Francisco, Oct I. Hops 3S7c for
New Tork, Oct. 1. Hops, dull.
iLfverpooS, Oct. I. 'II cos at London.
Pacific Coast, a 15s.