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Tlx ASTORIAN hai Hit largsst LOCAL )
- clrtulitlwittnllrjMlGF.NtAAltlrt.lt- I
1 ties, and the lirMt TOTAL elrtulillot at W
till papari tubluM la Aitarla. b
UXCLUSIVK TELEGRAPH IC PRESS REPORT.
ASTORIA, OUKMON, 8 IN DAY MORNING, JANUARY 5, 1!K5.
ItBlouis! It flainsl It Squalls fcgp
nude. Also tln IhhI viiIiuh in all limit of Men's and!
Boys' ClothinR, Furnishing: Ooods. Hats, Caps,!
Boots. 8hoe s, Trunks, Valises, etc.
I. L. OSGOOD,
The One Price Clothier, Hatter and Furnisher.
60S ft ml 6i)8 COMMKUCIAI. NTUHKT. ASToHIA Hit.
Souvenir of Astoria!
Have ymi wn it? A luiitiftil ami nittic louklct,
ontniniiig twenty patfi'K and alioiit (ifiy vicwn of Astoria and
vicinity, 1'riif, ') renin.
Diaries for 1896.
New Year Cards.
Would you like a nice n-t of looks )v f-tandaid iiutliors?j
We will fclfthein t you from now until January In at :5 1
jkt cent dirooutit.
Griffin & Reed.
In a desiraMe location, - Morkn Iroin iliijli School.
(JHOICK LOTS IX HILLS FIKST ADDITION.
On 111. tie I'le I.ino IIiuloT,r I - Jimi llio 'lv for elitnp liome.
A Block IN ALDER lUiOOK.
HTKKET CAR LINK will Iw nitr-mlr. I tliia aiiumicr t.i within ft minute
all ot this nirrly - Will nt doe Mini Imrcciin.
In 5 or 10 nre Ir irta inai.lta the nily litittt , nl'i .ljiiiiuii: I'liocl.
G 1COWC3 Kill LL.--17 1 T.ond St., ( Wident Block,
HILL'S KKAL LSrATK EXCHANiiK.
Big Dry Goods
and Clothing Sale !
Commencing Jntiunry I, IHiJO, mid
for 30 clnyH only.
"Great Reductions in All Lines !
Prices Smashed to Atoms!
All wool liijie' cloth U iiulic wlJc formerly Inf)
All-wool scarlet ll.inucl " .Si:
Ladles' lice cett line J nloves " w
l.aJIfs' wool hose "
Ladles' wool hose " i sc
Ladles' wool hose "
Men's black wool socks " .'Si
Men's natural wool underwear " ti.oo
Men's rlhhrJ undeiwear " H
Men's Jersey overshlits " i.oo
Men's Jersey overshlrts, extra heavy " ti.'H
Men's tine Pedora hats fonncrly (1.75 to i 1.00
$1.25 - - Men's Shoes - - $1.25
Space forbids the mentioning: of only a few articles.
But every piece of goods in our large and well-assorted
stock has been reduced in price from 25 to 40 per cent
during: this sale.. Do not forget to make your purchases
OREGON TRADING CO.,
Ooo Commercial Street.
And I liuvc a lon lino of
umbrellas, in iWi mix,
fnmi f0 Ilrlvttiii to t lie iVnt
i Ik, lit :t..V). Men's Mac
kintoshes, in wool, at fac
tory priccH, from to $10.
Ami tho la-ct vuliii" in Mon3
Suits, in wool, nt "vl, $7.Jj)
lliul H', il) AllH'lilM. AlriO
tho Lett Men's Shoes nt;
$1..V) uml $, in (I tlu hM
P'litiint' culf,-kiii in , ice or
iilitpr hi io k. nt yj ."i0 ever'
now w; yard
" 10 2-JC "
" joe pair
' id l-iC
" doc e..t.ll
The IJrltlsh Press Is Now Devotri to
1)1 Mill RATE I'M RIENDI.Y M7T
In Deaoaatcd Evcl by cue Dridak Hoy.lty
aad the Eiprcaaioia of Vralk ire
(Kc Ciinno. Talk.
H'lipyrlitlilwl. IW. ')' Aoi-lt.-l Vri-M )
l.-.nili.n, Jnn. i -If " proof
ii.i-.'uiv. Hi" I'Vi'tita of too wk
lutra oiiib morn i'iilr. lo wulillah lw
I nny duuhl Ihn coll liM.lalion of
(Iruil lirltuln. Ilul 0 .till HrlU.h com
m. iiia i.f ihn forriifii ,r- hv iirrn to
l.m. r ante lh Invaalun of Him Troav4iil
KIMii.ll.- I.y Hie fir.fni.K'r. lr. Jamlraun.
wlili nr vtHhuul Iho hoowlr.lK" of Oti.
Uriu.h Hoiitlt Afrlr. I'onniany ami thr
, l,,nl..l aulliiirlllra, Ihiil Ihla fMilufn of
Hi" nioi.llon haa prou.lifil a Ul'll rn
nil, .11 tthi. li Ima rtilmlnadnl In an out
liumt of liiillmiBllon aaalnut Kmtwror
Wllllum f.,r w-n Iiiijj liia )liii-h of con.
S,itit.luiii,M lo I'rr.hU-nt Kruk-ir.
Thr ) ir'l"iia of wrath ar not con
IiimhI lo Oi nrwaM ra. tul ar Ihc coin,
tit n Ulk of Ijiolon ami oiher rm.
Il la known llial 111' Bov.-rnnn-nt offlr-iala
K.ii.tnlly, and II I" rMirll Hut rvn
royally, ilinouiu In umnraaun-d Ifrma
Hi O.-nnnn ,mirnr'a "ilKllltrratfl uif
rn-n-lly a'l" ami ili'ro arn aii-wiilona
ftniia' alNitil rriir.lln II" rrrallln of
I Hrlllali rtiiil.alr lo ISrrmany. ami
nmk lliralriilh romlllloiia In III tlla
iH.aiiiuii of Hit. tlilTrrrin a.jua.lrona of ihr
Ilul I lit. mol arrlotn arl of lli hol
nt4iur la Itml Hit" lUpl'iinnta aUrltitil It)
KniTnr William a ilflllwrulo Blla-ntin
In rliallt niir I hi. ittrn'a auH'tainly In
Ttnitatnitl Tht. .-ry lilltT cornmrnla
of ihf Itrlilali irw uiion Ihn arllnn of
lh tl. rttiati i-m'ror are In mark.tl con
Itaal wilh tli nio.lrrsit Ion. with wlihh
Ihn nfwil-r hrr. tllartiaatl Hip Yen.
rtMrlan crlala. In fan, lit. laltfr tlla.uir
a.t-m almoat lo hav Iwwn loat aixlit
of All Iho Inllrla of lh. Itrlllah prraa
a.m lo lw inrnt'tl mum Ofrmany ami
Ih.lr Or- la Im-rt-nalt'.K In InNnalty aa
ho tti llon of tln fiitt-ror tarromr. mor
littrti'attiiR Itoma rulltnl Krom Ott-son'B
! Thr latral tnlrrprla l Aahlan.l la a
i atfnm litun Iry, which Ima Jual Ixu-in
Il.nry (iianl. of Oranl'a 1'a, formerly
fiomln.nl In I'orilaml ivollllra. la tlanit'r
oualy III with lytlioltl ir.fumonU.
('. o. Willi-, of I'. n lltltin. haa rcot-lvttl
frt in Ohio TJ Uilitall quail, which have
I l m liirnt.l looa iifar IVmllfton. Thfc
; art. Ihc llrat of MI varlcly In that acc-
Janta rifltlicr'a tloiia cnpturwl uray
' foit n. tr Iniyloii, YamMII county, laat
i Hiiturtlay. The ftx nicaaurctl II Inchca
; from Up lo lip ami atoo.l IT lnrh,.a hluli.
i The pt'oplc of that reel Ion hall Itccn
; tmuMi'.l wilh what tluy IhoiiKht a
liurlng the year lvij the town of New
: poll liiautd rlly onb ra amoumMg to
! 11.37:. TK end pnld cliy ortbra amotintltiK
to II.". 74. No arrtla were made In Ihe
' town tltirlng Ihe year, and but one com
: plaint wna made, lo w hich the party
, pleaded gullly and waa lined Y.
Long Creek achool dlatrl !. Orant coun
ty. Ima Juat exet'titetl Inn. la In the aum ol
I (A'Xl lo puy olT all the tin I ma ngalnat
ihe tllatrlrt Incurred by the ronaTUctlon
; of Ihe new achool building In Ki. The
j bond were ohl to a New York firm
I throuuh Tlit-laa & Il.irrel, of Spokane.
I V, ti,, lu..,n auwliwl at Canvonvllle
I but (wo boya, S and II ycara old. aona of
I'tlvnird Mnloney wero tlroentd Tueaday
while crc log Ihe South I'inuiin river.
; aeven nil'. north of Canyontllle. Their
I bout wna found don!lng tlown the river
; empiy. Their Unlle have not been found
C.overnor Ird yrnonlay, ay Ihe
Blnteanmn. cotnmulttl Ihe aeni ne. ri
Jmma t). IVulln, now in Jail In I.tni
county, for at !llng liquor without a II
renae, remlttlm.- Ihe unnerved port 'on ol
the penalty. Th t waa done at the re
ipieat of IMalrlct Attorney McCain and a
heavily algned pelltlon aent up In hla bo
ll ii If.
Mineral Spring college, in Institute
allied with the Cflmherlnntt I'resti) terlan
I church of Oregon, and located at Sotla-
ville, yeaterday IiIihI tt nrtlclca of Incor
poration In the onVe of the rwrelnry of
elale, a did Ihe Oregon Mining I'llbllah
log Contpiiny, of l.ratu'a 1'aa.a, auya the
Htiiu "ii :in. Tliev will ovii on a rapllnl
aioek of m. with K. l Made, J. U
Chllda und llultle II. Wado o tncorpor
f.tura. The fluid Unaln project will employ
t-ioe 3ii men next acaaon. A tlltcn i
nillt -a long '.a projected, tapping the head
water of Iho C'hotco. The preaent tlllch,
threo mllea In length, will bring a Rood
deal of rich tllrt under the monitor with
out tho nld of pumping work. Mr. Phil
lip ays "you can pull up a bunch ol
ftruaa anywhere and aee the gold gllaten
In In It root." The fnhuloua rlehnoa
of these billable hare been known fori
thirty year, but the question of water:
k ha been Ihe obataclo to their reduction.
Oranl'a Tnaa Courier. i
A tenant houae on the farm of I. P.
Matthew, near Kuglc Point, burned
Tueaday about noon. The tenant. John!
Smith, wa away from home, nntl no
help being near the building waa aoon!
tleatroyed. Mr. Kmllh and children. tlve:
In number, succeeded In removing moat of '
their winter' provision and a few piece
of furniture, but Iho clothing, bedding, i
dlahea, etc., wero loat In the flame. The'
lire was llrst discovered In the roof, and
probably resulted from a defective fl'ie.
There was no Insurance so the los falls
heavily on tho Smith family. Mjnllor.
The Populist county central committee,
held a meeting- In Medford Inst Thursday
for the purpose of considering the propo
sition of a new party paper In thl coun-
; tv. 11 wna llnully decided to assist the
Gold Hill Miner, whlrh may bo regarded
j On Shanalian Bros.! Look out for bargains in
great sale will commence Monday morning, January 6th.
htTrsftur aa lha official I'opullat organ.
Tho paper, under lla preat-ni manae
meiil, will remain for Ihi prtaenl In 'joltl
Hill, but will veilually Im, rvmmcd to
Metlforti, whera II will rioultUaa enter
Into a Here rivalry for I'opullat prefer
ence with lha Mf'lfurd Mall. It la aalO
lha Miner will Ix iilarKtU, ami aomo new
mkleclala have already been addtrtl lo the
Wilt M IT
Thai Aatorla Will llecomo a Ureal Com
In reply lo 'uatlna piopoumlrtl l,y a
t tmi. iter yewter.Uy, awkinit for Informa
tion and Inveatmenta, a prominent real
ralMle cl.-al.-r Kavo the followlns reaat na
why Aatorla would become a itrejt com.
no-rtln.1 center, and hla k1iiI may well
Im eolialderetl :
Wau ah haa the beat frcah, tliep
waier harlmr cn the I'aclllc roitat.
Aa'orla la lha center of bualnraa of
r'lutaop county, and for a large i.riltory
on Hie auulh aide of lit arieat t'ol tmbla
I !- 1 1 m- alie baa )uat ba'-a of the town.
a few nillea an lneh.tua:iile aupply of a
'mxI quality of '!. aeverl telna of
whlrh bat e leen dlaeov "r l in different
Hbo la Iho moat ccalble of any of
Ihe ctaat porta, having a vtrilght and
otM-n channel to and from the ocean,
through which any alilp ran ;aaa;
lltrauae (here Ur trlbtitary lo the Col
umbia river, and Aatorla, on Ineahauail
ble aupply of Umber. a'ich ea Oregon
pine, apruce. fir. ami hcnilo k. a. II of
tilth will T.nd ita vray To fittta for
llecnuae alie haa tht itreateat Kalmnn
flailing Induatrb-a of an city In the
llecauao her recelpta for llah annually
reach up lo Ihe enormo.ia aum of over
three, million dollara;
llirauie ahe la lhlriy-tw ndlta cloaer
to Ihe great whit raising erniera of
Waalilnglon. lay the Columbia river route,
than the I'ugei Sound til lea are by the
Northern Pacific roul;
llecauae ahe la ITS mllca :arer the
l.lveriKKd market than Ihe 8ounl cltlea:
llecauae ahe haa a raving In towage,
over Ihe Hound cltlea. of .! r.illea, ahe
being w llhin n few mllea of Ihe 0 en
llerauae ahe haa lha fiiitt ccean each
anil la deailn.Ml lo Iw-jme Ihe largeat
aiimmer reaort on tho ro-t:
llecauae ahe la lo,-ate4 In lh fineat
fruit Ih-II In the Nortliweai, nnd tho
large fruit cro of firctjon will find
their way to Aatorba for rv-ahlpmont:
Hecauao ahe haa an 'even :empernt jre,
and la the center of a grett dairying In
diiairy. the climate being ao cool In lite
aiimmer montha that '.X can be carried
on very profitably;
llecauae ahe will lw. the termlnua of 0
great trana-contlnental line of railroad,
and heavy ahlpmmta of grtln will lw
elevated her for re-ahlpmcnt to all parta
of the world;
Hern u ao ahe la Ihe termlnua of three
llnca of rlvee ateamera, plying Ix'tween
here and up-river polnta:
ll.K'nuae the dlalan.'t from 1'ie Orler.t
to Chicago via Aaloria la very louoer lera
than the route via any if the other 1'a
clllc conat porta, ami the facilities for
handling the bu.n.i are very nuth
llecauae In proprtlon lo ropni itlon ahr
la the weallblcat city In ths 1'nlon.
A FEARFUL CAVE-IN
Nine Men Entombed in a Colorado
Vill Be Days More Tney Can D; Kcachcd
Tbc Timbers Vcrc tnable to SiiNtaii
the ('.real Vciyht.
Victor, Col., Jan. 4. A terrible acci
dent occurred about noon today at the
Anna le mine, of the Portland Com
pany, on Pat tie Mountain. Nine men
have bene caught In a big cave-tn, and
are In all probability draA
The name of Ihe miner working In
the le shaft ere: Superintendent W. K.
Uan, Assistant Superintendent Thomas
Sheldon, Jim Hancock. Pat Mee. Jack
allor.'. Joo niamoro. Mike McClulrk.
Viomu.i llarnan, anil another workman,
in : ow n. 1-oan. Sheldon, nnd Human
who going down in the cage when the
nve-ln occurred. They were In the
t.;e between the third and fourth levels
v ',en the shaft pitch, d. It I possible
that they have been thrown Into one of
the drift and are safe, but no tidings
can be had from them. A rescuing
party went In the shaft In an adjoining
mine, which wa connected with the
Anna Ie. but found tho connecting
tunnel lllled with tllrt. rook and broken
limber. It I expected that many hours
and perhnp day, will be required to
rench the entombed miners, and In the
meantime the rescuing parly Is In mo
mentary danger of being caught In a
The cave-In began thirty-five feet from
the top of the abaft, and the tlehrls has
filled a great part of the shaft. The
Anna I.e- Is about WW feet tle'p. The
cause of the disaster cannot be definitely
stated, but It Is known that the timbers
were Insufficient to sustain the great
weight, both lateral and perpendicular,
lo which they have been subjected.
GOLD FOIl KmOPE.
New York. Jan. 4. The steamships
Paris. Iji Champagne and Aller. which
are due nt thla port within Ihe next ten
days, will bring ll.SOO.OOO In American
goid nnd fine gold bar to Messrs Zim
merman and Forshay of thl city.
WHAT MAN MOST NEEDS.
"Whftt is man' archest need?' asked
Principal David K O ul.ls, of Grammar
School Na. W, of several hundred lioys
anil girls, rangln In ago from 7 to 12
years, a few day since.
I'p went little hands In all part of the
room, but to a Utile girl In one of the
front rows of seat, who aeemel particu
larly eacer to answer. Principal Gaddls
nlti: "Well, little girl, what do you
think I man' greatest need.'"
"Soap and water, ' waa the proud ar.'
IOvcn Principal Guild Is could not re
frain from induljsln In a hearty laugh,
which sprend all over tho school room,
to contagion was It.
THE COLD SHOULDER
Given to the Uritish Ambassador in
the German Capital.
VIKWKI) WITH DIFFERENT
tyes is the liitcd Statea Yctciielaa Dilli
caltv (,c rata a Bankers fall Over tack
Other lo Get t. S. Boids.
(Copyrighted, lw, by Aaaoclatcd Preaa.l
llerlln. Jun. i -The Invasion of lh
Transvaal by Iir. Jamleaon and toe
fortes of the lirlllah Xaiuth African Co..
haa brought up all Ihe latent feeling
of hoailllty to Kngland and haa evokce
an oiitbumi almllar to that produerd by
fVesld-nrcievrland'a mtasage In Amerl
Ica. The general belief that the dupllcl-y
n( th liritiah stateamen la delllierat.
j and In purauance of their policy of keep
ing Kurope divided Into two camp In
order to fai llltato Kngllah agreialon
1 nnd encroachment In Africa and elae-
wln-re. haa received supposed conllrma
llon In lh newa of lr. Jamleaon' Ven
lure. In aplt? of the disavowal of the Britlah
e-relary of alate for Ihe colonlt, Mr.
''hamlierlaln. of any knowledge or re
aronall.llty for Ihe aitp taken by Dr.
Jamleaon. Utile doubt la flt hire tint b
wm promptel In high quartera. and lh?
free terma of the emperor's mesaage are
iloi.Tprete.1 an inn,. . n ,.
trual of Kngllah proieatatlona aa !a felt
In government circles. Kverybody un
derstands that Ihe emiieror s meaage to
I'realilent Kruger was not due to mere
Impulse, but was decided upon and draft
ed afier a grave council of mini-tiers,
and It must therefore lie regarded as an
onn pronouncemnet of a change in the
lirman policy toward (ireat Urlialn.
The Immediate news of the Invasion of
Transvaal was received on Tuesday
evening, and the emperor summoned the
minister for foreign affairs. l:aroo Mar
shal Von niebersleln. and Dr. Jayser.
director of the colonial office, to Potsdam
and spoke lo them In strong terms on the
breach cf International law. Later on
an official nolo waa aent to Ihe rtrlllsh
government aaklng curtly the meaning
of Ir. Jamieson's raid and what steps
would lie taken to neutraliie It. More
over, It I asaerted on good authority,
that the Intention lo land German aa'lora
at Pclagoa Bay u only altandoned on
receipt of the new of Jamleaon'a de
feat. The consent of Portugal had been
aked for the transit of troops across
Another statement, made on good au
thority, la that Germany has already;
come to an agremont with France to ar-l
rest the Prltlsh advance In South Africa
and that 1.3m German volunteers, well
equipped, will start on board the North
German Lloyd steamer during the com
ing wjek for Delugoa Bay to aasist the
At the New Tears' reception at the
palace. Emperor William was frigid In
his treatment of the Brillah amlvtssador.
Sir Francis Lascelles. It was remarkefi
that his majesty barely addressed a few
words to him and eyed him sternly. On
the other hand, Ihe emperor' reception
of the Cnlted State ambassador, Theo
dora Runyon. was most cordial. His
maj-wty took pains to manifest undis
turbed relations of Intimacy between
Germany nd th t'ntted Slates. Anil
tho English feeling has been all along
fed by the Rismarek press, whieh has re-
j proarhed the government for "truckling
to English Insolence, but tho emperor
and the government have hitherto with
stood these taunts. Now. however, a
vigorous antl-Fngllsh policy may un
doubtedly lie anticipated.
Incidentally this has helped Germany
to view the British-American difficulty
with different eyes. Anxiety here to
take part In the American loan shows
this. The bankets of Berlin, Cologne anil
Frankfort fell over each other In their
hnstr to have a share In it, and the
I'lilted States emahssy wns overwhelmed
throughout tho week with Inquiries as to
the precis terms of the loan, proving
conclusively that American credit is un
impaired In the money market here.
LIFE 1UOY POIND.
Belonged to the Mlowera McDonald, ot
the Strathnevls, Given Vp.
Seattle. Jan. 4.-A life buoy from the
steamship Miowera was picked up on
Watnlah Island today. Just inside Cape
Flattery. Tho buoy was consigned to
the Post Intelligencer office. Tlu-re are
six passengers from this city on board
the Miowera. McGlnnls, agent of the Ca
nadian Pacific and Australian Steamship
Companv. says that his company was
confident that the Miowera wits snfe and
that the mere picking up of a life buoy
wos In no way significant. The Miowera
hail twice been sighted by two schooners
heading for Honolulu.
A mile and a half below Tape Mattery
yesterday Indians found a boat oelong
Ing to the Struthnevls. It was Ihe boat
in which Purser McDonald. Third Of.cer
Unln and three Japanese seamen left
Ihe steamer December 21. for Destruction
Island, wnvm where ihey expe.-t-.l to
send for tugi to rescue tho Strathnevls.
the boat hid a large hole In the bot
tom. This s,lmo.it eTcctimlly dispels nli
hope for Ihe safety of the purser and
his four shipmbutes.
, AHE NOT CANDIDATES.
Poughkeepsle, N. Y., Jan. 4 -Chairmnn
J W. Hinckby.of the Sia'e Democratic
commtltee. state that Senntor Hill has
not thought of permitting his name to
lie used In the presidential candidacy
and that Whitney will soon effectively
remove himself from consideration as a
'C.KT THEIR ORDERS.
. nn.i,intnn T,.n i SeerelarV of Stat
Olney today presented to the Venexuelan
commissioners their commissions, wunu
define their duties. It says:
"You are hereby appointed a member
of the commission to Investigate and re
port upon the true location of tho di
visional line between the territory ot
the republic of Veneiuela and that of
It is expected that the commlaslon will
avail Itself of all possible source of in
formation, will apply to the mntter all
pi rtlnent rule of municipal and Interna
t:. il law, and will make report to the
pre Nlent their conclusions, together with
the evidence and document aubmilted
and considered by them, with aa little de
lay a I compatible with a thorough and
Impartial consideration of the aul.Jeot to
be dealt wilh.
Portland H-irv(uet to Outahnle All Pacific
Coast Eventa of the Kind.
Portland. Or., Jan'. 4. A letter wa re
ceived today by the Multorpor Repub
lican Club from Governor McConnell, of
Idaho, accepting iim club' a invitation to
attend a banquet to be given at Port
land on Llncoln'a birthday. All the Pa
cific coast governor are invited. It Is
expected that more than KM of the lead
ing Republican of Oregon will be in at
tendance. Toaala will be rea ponded to
by the greatest orator of the Pacific
Northwest. The club Intend to make
It the moi.t elaborate affair ever given
on the Pacific coast.
A call waa Issued tolay for the bi
annual meeting of the Young; Men' State
Republican club to be held In Portland
February 4. The meeting will choose
delegate to the National convention of
Republican club and elect officer.
Step will be taken at the convention to
Immediately organize for the June cam
paign. DECREASE IN LOANS.
New York. Jan. 4. The New York
The statement of the clearing house
banks for the week ending January 4
contains a rather aurprlnlng feature. The
dec ream for the five day ending Janua
ry 4 reached theunusual figure of II,
ta5.au, making a total shrinkage of loan
Ihe past two weeks of $24.0u.. The
total loan have also fallen i33.iMi.rjuO
alnce the flrat of Deeember and have
shrunk J-TTro,") within the paat four
months. Part of the contraction of the
current we"k haa been due, perhaps, to
the January dividend period, which oc
casion a great deal of shifting of fund,
hut the total la a surprise. The deposit
Item ahow a heavy falling off. the loss
being nearly ten million for the week.
CpVERED WITH GLORY.
Bid Francisco, Jan. 4. Boot' Vlnctor
covered himself with glory today at the
Bay Dlatrlet track by winning the Pom.
ery Sec handicap, valued at flfiuO, from
Libertine, and he amashed the coast rec
ord of 1:40 (held by himselO going the
distance In only one-fourth of a
second slower than Libertine' world's
rejjprd for a circular track 1 :39.
Baker City, Jan. 4. New reached here
today that a man named Mache, hi
wife and son. were killed In Pine Valley
New Year' Day. by a man named Por
ter. No further particular are given.
EARTHQUAKE IN WASHINGTON.
Port Angeles, Wn., Jan. 4. At 10:30
last night two distinct shocks of earth
quake were felt in thl city. They were
severe enough to shake- the chimneys
off of lamps and dishes off the shelves.
BITTES AGAIN VICTORIOUS.
Seattle, Jan. 4. The Butte Football
Team today defeated the Seattle Athlet
ic Club by a score of I to 1
Dr. Brown.s Blackmail Suit Causes
The Dclcidaat. Goaded Devoid Cidiriice
Springs it the Attoncy for Detei.se
Blows are r revested.
San Francisco, Jan. 4. Dr. Brown waa
again on the stand when the afternoon
session of the police court examination
of Mrs. Davidson on the charge of Mack-
mlllng the minister, was commenced.
The attorney for the defense asked the
witness a long list of questions relating
to his Intimacy with Miss Overman, and
inquiring a" to hi guilt. On the Instruc
tion of hi attorney. Dr. Brown refused
to answer all tho questions liearlng on
his guilt or Innocence of hi alleged In
trigue, and the court sustained the pro
secution's objections to the character ot
the cross examination. The minister
was tortured antl goaded by the defense
and was finally asked if he had not con
fessed to giving both to Miss Overman
aial to his wife a drug to produce mis
carriage. Dr. Brown could not contain
himself at this and sprang at Mrs. Da
vidson' attorney, shouting:
"You are an Infamous man. It's a lie."
The clergyman' attorney said he would
knock the attorney for the defense down
if tu his place, but the officers of the
court Interfered to prevent violence be
tween Ihe excited opponents.
Dr. Brown will not preach tomorrow,
his pulpit being occupied on trial by a
The sentiment among the members of
his church is said to be less favorable
to the minister now than when the
first reports of the scandal were an
nounced. A strong section of the con
gregation Is said to favor forcing Dr.
Brown's resignation. An ecclesiastical
court of Inquiry Is likely to follow Mrs.
Davidson's trial, whether or not she is
convicted of blackmail.
Liverpool. Jan. 4. Wheat, spot, firm:
demand, poor; No. 2 red winter, 5s M:
No. t red spring, stocks exhausted; No. 1
hard Manitoba, 5 3d; No. 1 California,
New York. Jan. 4. Hops, weak.
Portland, Jan. 4. Wheat, unchanged.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U.S. Gov't Report
dry goods! Their
CROPS IN FLAMES
Rebels I'ndcr Gomez Invade Part of
PRIVATE ADVICES FROM CX OA
Details of tte Devastaiioi Beiio Carried 0
by the lissrycsts ! Order to Cripple
New York. Jan. 4.-Itecent advit-ca In
this city by the Cuban revolutionary Jun
ta were to the effect that In Havana pro
vince a strong Spanish force was kept
moving to act aa a foil to fence off any
movement of the Insurgent toward
Jaruco, which would bring them within
twenty n:llea of the city of Havana, ami
to defend the surrounding railway prop
erty, which Is already In a crippled con
dition. Ths Gomel movement of the last few
day toward Matanza had the desired
effect of keeping the Spaniards anxiou
about the safety of that city and all the
strategic points between there and Colon.
In the vicinity of Isa Union Spanish
troops under Navarro had. It was report
ed, entrenched themaelve to prevent a
westward raid of tha Infantry of Maceo
and Bandera, whkh swarmed In the
mountain country between Union rnd
The Junta considered as of great Im
portance a report that Gomes and 1-a-
cret had dashed into Havana province at
Jagua. out of the mountains north of
that point, and to the south of Malanxa.
and finding an .uncontested path before
them swept down upon the flourishing
acra of ripe cane and act the flame to
work In all directions.
Tl.ey bore away todawr Madruga, and
when four miles from that place set Tire
to the magnificent Santa Rita plantation,
owned by Benor Galindes, and valued al
a million and a quarter of dollam.
Gallendes had ground some cane, and
had said that he would have hi crop
converted into augar before Gomes sould
cross tho Trocha.
The Insurgents then divided into two
bodies! one striking to the north of Mad
ruga, and the. other lo the south. On
either side 'of the town were the great
plantations known a the San Antonio,
belonging to a wealthy Spaniard, and
the Callajabo plantation, belonging to
Andre TerrL Both these vast plain ot
sugar cane were burned.
As Applied to Modern Freight Trains.
The dlscusalon by the Western Railway
Club at its last meeting upon Mr. Waitf
paper of the previous month on ulr
brakes on freight equipment was probab
ly as good an Instance as could be fur
nished ot a lot ot highly Intelligent men
attempting to discus a matter, soma
features of whl-h were under daily ob
servation, but of which, as a whole, no
thorough study had been made. The
only actual facts furnished were by Mr.
Rhode, who presented replies from divi
sion superintendents and trainmasters to
a letter requesting Information as to the
frequency of bursting hose and resulting
wrecks on their respective divisions: by
Mr. Barr, who bad figured that it cost his
road tiW per year for bursted hose: and
by Mr. Waltt, who supported his position
as taken In the paper by a record of
some over 13,000 bursted hose and 47 re
sulting wrecks in a period of throe
It Is perhaps not desirable to discuss at
length the positions tnken by different
members upon this important matter
prior to the publication of the discussion.
Whether or not wrecks are liable to occur
frequently from this cause It Is plain that
a broken or kinked hose seriously impairs
the efficiency of the brake action, if not
altogether preventing emergency action.
But there lias been develoited such a radi
cal variance of opinion uion a great num
ber of features of air brake equipment
that the action of the club In continuing
the discussion to another meeting In order
to give members time to present facts
In place of theories was wise. The re
sult will undoubtedly prove beneficial.
A point has been suggested in connec
tion with the use of air brakes on fre'ght
trains which at first sight seems to have
merits. Experiments alone would show.
It is that during this Intermediary stage,
prior to the time when every freight car
shall have air brake apparatus as cer
tainly as a coupler, the cars might easily
be piped for air without the triple valve
and cylinder. It is objected to this that
If the plpeel cars were grouited at the
front of the train it might be Impossible
to secure quick action at the rear; but
with a proper distribution of cars thor
oughly equipped among those only piped
It would seem that a better breaking
effect might be secured over the whole
train than with all the brake cars grouped
at the front of the train. The caboose
would, of course, be fully equipped.
The difficulty of the whole matter is at
present, and wilt be for some time to
come, the absence of brake apparatus
upon the part of the cars In a train. It
I impossible to secure good brake effi
ciency under these circumstances. Not
only this, hut defects that would not
otherwise be of moment become alarm
ingly conspicuous. It Is. therefore, a
matter of congratulation that Mr. Waltt
made his paper so radical In ita nature
as to call out extended discussion. By
all means let us know all about It.
IT WAS TOO NEAR.
A. Why dcln t y-v.t lalej Ihe house 1
recommended to you'.'
R-My wife d.di '. liki P You see. It
Is next door to the opera house, and she
would have ha I rc opportunity t-i' tr"lng
to the opera in iter :arriaKO.