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ASTORIA, OltEHON, SUNDAY MOUXIXO, JANUARY 28, JU'JO.
A TRUSTEE'S SALE.
, ' -ft
Boots, Shoes. Trunks, Valises, Umbrellas. Etc.
Tho One Price Clothiers, Hatters and Furnishers.
I. JL. OSGOOD,
. auJ &OII ('l)MNKK('IAIi 8TUKKT. ASTOKIA. OK.
Blank Books School Books
Novels, io Cents
Sheet Music, 10 Cents
Griffin & Reed.
In a dchiruMe location, Mocks Irom llij;h School.
rUOICK LOTS IX HII.LS FIliST ADDITION.
Ou the ue Pl I. in lUnilnVAr. liltt III l-liu for a clieup Lome.
A Wock IN ALDKRiUtOOK.
HTKKET CAK LINK will l MtenJwl tui mimmr to within 5 roitmte
walk of till property Will sell at dm-Me-l ImruHiti.
ACHKACSE. """" "
In & or ID act) train . iu.i.te llm 'iiiy limits al' a.ljomiui: F!....
GEOUOE I IILL.--I71 HnmlSt., Occident Mock,
MILL'S HEAL ESTATE EXCHANGE.
and Clothing Sale !
Commencing Jannnry 1, I895, ond
for 30 days only.
Great Reductions in All Lines !
Prices Smashed to Atoms 1
All-wool laJies' cloth ?j inches wide. . . . . .formerly t.oo now ?oc
All-wool scarlet llmiuel " 25c " 16 2-)C
Ladles' lleecett lined Rluves " soc " 20c
Ladles' wool hose ' 2K " 16 2-3C
Ladles' wool hose 35c " 10c
Ladles' wool hose " 40c " 25c
Men's black wool socks " 25c " 10c
Men's natural wool underwear " fi.oo " 60c
Men's rlhbed underwear " 85c " 45C
Men's Jersey overshlrts " i.oo " fwc
Men's Jersey overslilrts, extra heavy.... " 1.25 " 65c
Men's tine Fedora hats formerly ti.75 to Ij.oo " fi-45
$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 C0,:
roo Commercial Street.
Now clothing jtint ojcn.'.l di
rect from tl 10 iiiiunifiicturcr now
oUVrod in a
At factory tvkw, in Moil's
Black and Grey Clay
iWorstod Suits, in Sacks
and Frocks; I'hiin nnd
fancy mixed ('iuMtnrea, wl,ih
lor inakfM and uUnt rc unex
celled; uUo nil kind -f Men's
and Boys' Clothing, Fur
MAIN THE DEPOT
luiiimittcc of Twenty-One Krcstlcs
Wltb the Subject.
TIIEV KT IHIWN TO BUSINESS
Steral rrupoaliltma TftHUti and Others
DincNsstd Sik-Commltme VIII Ke
purt Tdy o Scow B.y.
Kariio.1 work h "" ,n ,h
iat day or two, anil will no doubt cun
tlnun for Km nrt trw day., In Itio mat
Uf of iwcurlnir a djt '
rin.l..l.l lUllroad. At lh call of Chair
man Kinney yraiwilay flrnoon
ouorum of Hi. n.mmllt of J"""1'-""
look uu Itm ubjM-t In all Ha dua l..
i uu ,ii.i.u.icna orrupled almuit the
enllr. afterion, metlmr th. aru-
m4ita Ulna; ao htate.1 a lo almot vera.
on wrwiial alla k. KveryUly w ai-
ler Ih. aamo oliject, i "
could agn uiKin any on. proration.
A on. of the member remarked, how
ever. II ha almo.t Invariably been the
rule that Utile or nothing could l ac
compll.bed without imhi. A the rule
. partially complied with. goKl r
ult nr. limked for III Ih. near future.
t'lan cut. dennli. proK).mon. w.-,--i.,i.i,i
in wilting by Ih. owner of
prlerty In Ih. vicinity of Ih. propowd
rlt.-a In Alderbrook. and at Hmllh'a folnl.
in it., i.ml and tiater fronlag" needd
by the railroad companv wa fre-ty otfer-
ed at either place. Then came on a
Ihree-cornered dlctiid"n a lo what
roiild, might or ahoiild be done with the
prono.llton lo put Ih. I' l""' l ,w
Hay. Homo ald lht Hammond de.
aired lhat location and none oihrr. Oth-
er atate.1 lhat In 1"'',"" mg'heha"
h'dlcXTai'refe"ire "or Hiiillh'a I'olnt.
After a great deal of talk. Pro ami cro
nr.. It waa finally decided lhat more
light mut b. had on Ih. ubj-t. and
thai tho committee muM mnk. a formal
preaentatlon of all pr'!HHln lo Mr.
Hammond, and lhal he Iw r.-.iieie.l to
Indicate hi choice ond make a llnal de
rl.lou. CI.ATBOr MltU
After a plrlted argument a reaol-.r.lon
waa paed continuing Ih. tectal ul
ccmmlltee, and Intruding Ihem lo at
once a.certaln and pro.-ur dellnll. prop
oeltlona from fnintUK" properly owner
al the ('lalnp Mill lte. Jut how mui'h
Ihey would lake In exchange properly,
or money, to relen.. their holding for
th purKe of the itrnoi, anti 10 mw
ihelr reuort In writing lo Ihn adjournal (
meeting of the committee of twentyono
next Tur.day nl 1 o'rlock p. m. .
Thl brought th. whole malte- down (
to a hu.liuwa Ual. and It waa thought ,
that when Ih. entire commute, knowi j
definitely Ju.t what It will lake to rcur ,
the Clateoti Mill 'te. Ihey can then In
tclllgently decide whether the rltlxrn can
afTord lo accept Ih. prupnultlon or not.
Iietinli. reimrta on all Hire, location
can then lie place.! b foio Mr. Hammond
In a limine. like manner, ami tne roucn
vexed and liing-lnlkcd-of depot localloT
can be iiernmnently wiped off thtf late.
Afur the adjournment of Ih. lommlt
leo and Inlk with the member of th.
piclal ul-commlttee. It eem lhat there
I nuw lhe vry lieat propc of securing
III. t'lnt.op Mill aite, on a bu.lne. ba.U,
rcaJHinable anil fair to all. Ourlng the
meeting Bmltn'a Point ngltntcr. while
tron In Ihrlr opinion lhat the depot
.hould le located al their end of town.
.aid that Ihey would unite nn an equal
footing with property owner In Aider
brook. In .(-curing the Scow li.y location,
If that wu con.ldered be! for Iho In-
tcre.l of the city at large. Not 10 be
outdone In magnanimity, th. Atilerlr-Oc
t-rople then aroe In a body and declared
that Ihey would do llkemlae, although
they would not vote for Iho location at
Smith'. Point any more than tho Smith'
I'olnt penplo would donate for' Aider-
brook. The conren.u of opinion In.t
night eemed lo lie Unit the patriotism of
Axtorlan .till ha the upper hnnd, and
Ihnl vhntever I. be. I for the community
at large, nnd whatever more nearly meet
the requirement of the railroad, will he
accomplished. Amorlan may lake th
long road around Kobln lool' Iwrn, but
when thev get down to uulnm they are
KI.KD FROM CfHA.
Thr.'O Refugees Cn;ne lo New York to
I'.sciipe the hpnnlsh I'rlaon.
Now Yoik. .fan. Jf.. The Norwcu-lr
fruit steamer Mnrlngcn, which arrived P.
this port e -rdny from Hnracoa.
brought Yuma , alnngo, wife and son,
who lied from their native land In onbr
lo escape the punishment which tin1
Rpanlsh authorltlea are Inllictlng on every
croon supposed to be In sympathy with
tho Insurgent. Pealnngo wa. the pos
sessor of large tobacco Interests In the
Interior of liaracsa. but after the rebell
ion began th. torch was applied lo
Ihem by the Insurgent force und ho was
ri Incd financially.
Then ho engaged In lhe fruit business
In Itn'i'i'i.ii. but tho destruction of some
of 1 1"' fruit railroad by the Insurgents
compelled him to abandon tho business.
Tho Ppanlnh government suspected him
of alillng the rebels, and tho commandant
of th.it port ordered him to ahow con
clusively that ha had rendered them no
untstiince or leave the Island.
The refugee, clnlm lhat tho country
pear Haracoa. Is a scene of denotation and
ruin, and few of the valuable plantations
of a year ago have escaped the torch of
lhe rebel force. Tho residents were de
serting that section of the Ixlnnd, they
said, some men joining tho rebels and
other were taking passage on outgoing
vowels to escape tho espionage nnd cruel
lies practiced by the government ofllclnls.
Tho lnsuireetlon started in Harncon, but
at present there are no Inrurgents In the
vicinity, a all have gone to the province
of Santa Clara.
Th. Spanish gnrrlson (it the place on
this account haa been reduced In number,
. .i m.km.i I.. n. i., .1. ........ i
and martial low 1ms been dicbn-ed
Every day private citizen suswtcd of
assisting the Cuban ore arrostel, tried
and Imprisoned, So full wcro tho local
guard nouses that It was necessary to
remove the prisoners to Santiago de Cuba
to make room for other placed under ar
rest. No person Is permitted, to leave
hi home after dark without a permit
from the commnnant, and only then
when he Is accompanied by a soldier.
Seven month ago the Insurgents blew
up the water works that supply Rnracoa,
and since that the government ha not
Tlcst Washing Powder on earth. Largs
slxe, 20 cents. Soap Foam.
rorclinicnl. Uaufcl to I'uplla I'.Mlng
from Ortn Orude to Another In In
Th. praollro, not alon In Aataila. hut
Ihroimhoiit Ihl. and othrr alalra, of making-
much ado ovr children pnn.lnif fnm
firammar whoola to lIKh Kohool., ha
(aii-il con.ldrrahl. rommvnt of lat. In
.wuklnir uon th. aulijKot yraterday. Dr.
S. A. Kollon aahl:
"it iitini to m, Ihnt It la rarrylnc
mall.ra a llttl. far, and that It border
on th. rldlnuloti. to (rant ahwpakln to
rhlldrm who ha v. acarroly ot their edu
lallonnl yr ox-n, In fact, even th.
larx. collrgea, are nowwlaya, (tlvln; d.
ploniaa In many caaea, wher. they ar.
entirely undHurved, and really mean
nothlna. ll la Ilk. th. common pracilc
of wrltlna aeneral letlera of recommrnda
lion. To whom It may concern,' and are
not worth the paper upon which they
ar. written. A man wl often recom
mend In Reiieral term a friend on whoae
note he would no go under any conaldcra-tltin."
(leneral opinion, a. eiproaed In th. pa-
. . ralf.n,iv , ..,.. .
, m,n ut prominence and Influence, all
,, , fMt ,hl)t younK pujii( r
. millllt too murh o for lMf owa
Kood. and lhat the education (Vatem
of the day are running very much to
the .how order. Thai many Improve
ment ar. constantly being made over
ancient method of teaching th. young la
a well known fact that n-wl no demon
trollon. but It la equally a fact that
ext-eeae on Ih. line Indicated are to to
"DK KltlOIO SHOOK."
i m, ,i m.rbi
led me on, and then glv'
marble heart. Vnu h.V took
Mrndi (loniola Vau.e he' a forrlner.
. iwny t f vo tan, dmn rly Agne.
i vny did you glv" me de rigid hook7"
I akw lhaughtlly)-4lo thy way. Oil-
i bert Kltaherberl, or I'll alck my dorg on
T) IICCI I IC If CTFD
j ( J J A I J Jlil J 1 Lll
1'urms an Offensive nutl Defensive
Alliums Kith Turkcv.
Tke Sltt rays i Large Sua to the Ctar
to Sccare Kcstoratiol of Order
Great Dritaii Defeated.
(Copyrighted, l&fi, by Aaaoclated Treia)
lxindon, Jan. Z&. The most itartllng po
litical new of the week waa announced
on Thunday, In the dl.palch from Con-
. ,L ,, P,n ,m.t i;.,n. mat
mn of,,nve an(l defen.lv. alliance had
forme between Ruwila and Turkey.
Tr10 Qr untrui lhe tlory nal ouaed
he kMnMt rtiunjion throughout Great
,,,. ,nil th. Continent,
, Constantinople the dlnpalch to the
Pall Mail (laxctt. I confirmed tcday from
an excellent source, a letter being re
ceived from lh Bpeaker'a rorrepondent
at Constantinople, in which the writer
declare Ih Ru.ao-Turklah treaty I an
actual fact, although it does not exl.t
on paer. Th. correspondent add:
"Husala I absolute master of th. sit
uation, and It la believed her. that an
enormous bakshls. sent by the Sultan
to th. Cxar. valued at 5.1.000, and Includ
ing one of the most famous jewel In the
Imperial collection, marked th. ecret
treaty of alliance by which Russia g-uar-anleV
ih. Integrity of th. Ottoman em
pire and agree to assist In Ih. restora
tion of order In Kurdistan and also th.
defense of Ih. Dardanelles.
"Franc follows Russia a a blind man
follow his dog. Kranc. waa th. first
to denounce Ih. treaty of Vnklarskelessl,
now sh. I silent. The attitude of Ger
many la more despicable than that of
Krance: she I trying lo win favor with
Russia by out-Herodlng Herod. Th.
outcome of the Armenian difficulty has
been the triumph of Russia and the hu
miliation of Great Britain."
Kngllsh newspapers generally accept
thl view of the defeat of their diplo
macy. WHEAT GOKS VP.
Excitement In the Oreat Market Caused
by the Bulla.
New York, Jan. 25. The wheat market
shot upward thl morning, after a weight
of shaky long wheat had been unloaded
at the opening. The first price were
easier because th. foreign new wa
more peaceful than expected, but the
ill fever speedily asserted llself and
: picture of a pit full of shorts, al)
r':'-inrlnr 'or wheat, which wn wild
vi .. iiv afternoon. wa repeated In all
:t ilttnll today. At such a time a ru-.-.cr
of any sort. If bullish, always Ba
tumi's tremendous proportions, and the
r. -ni t from i. nicago inai Armour wbb
Iniylng up the wheat crop was taken In
gocd faith, both here and at the West.
ami causeii no enu oi rmiicmriti mi .
while. May wheat aold up to Tl.
Chicago. Jan. It was a day of high
excitement throughout In the wheat
crowd. Quick, nervous flashes of Impa
tience marked the varied transactions
and the big traders stormed through the
turmoil of the pit In their eagnernesa to
elxe th. key of the enigma. It was
sentiment, apparently, more than news
which gave the market the big bulge.
The bull sentiment seema to be In the
air and needs but little encouragement
to keep It going. On the bulge, some of
the big buyers began to hesitate, but the
crowd had got In line and the momen
tum still carried It upward. May reaencu
sixty-five and seven-eighths and closed
at sixty-five and three-eighths.
Washington. Jan. J5.-The treasury to
day lost -V'.i0 In gold coin and S18.00U
In bars, leaving the reserve at the close
of the week at $,SM,1.
r ... .inn ?.v Wheat, snot, firm:
j ,,'., I)0r No. J red winter, tis 5-1 :
Illinium. I'" . . . . . ,
No 2 red spring, stocKS exnnusieo; ssn. i
hard Manitoba, R 7d: No. 1 California.
Hops Pacific coast, tl 5s.
Portland, Jan. 25.-Wheot-The selling
movement has been cheeked. HoUors
want to soli but ask an advance over
prevailing figurca which buyers will not
grant. Exporter refuse to pay over G
for Walla Walla shipping grades, while
millers have been buying at KSUj In round
lot and on. lot of 100.000 bushels w
token at 66 cents. There Is no deman
for Valley wheat, which la Quoted at 60
Having Hoe Cake Soap in your kitchen
or bath once mean always.
Miyhty Views Prom Britain's Finan
cial Center, Tnreadncedlc Street.
I'AVMKXT IX PRECIOUS METAL
"To America Assert To lucid to TiJ
la Gold. Vhjr the Devil Doesi't Yor
Coigrcst Say So?"
(lly th. Commercial cable to the New
London. Jan. M. Th. Herald represen
tative bad a talk today with Mr. Albert
George Bandeman, governor of th. Hank
of Knglwid. Heated In th. governor'
room of that historic Institution, Mr.
Bandsman dlcued the financial altua
tlon at home and abroad and the attitude
of Ilrltlsh Investor toward United
State iweuritle. Th. deputy governor of
th. bank, Mr. Hugh Colin Bmlth, wa
In th. room, and presently entered th.
Right Hon. William Lldderdale, who won
worldwide fame by hi administration
while governor of the bank during the
trying time, of th. Daring panic.
I had a running conversation with
these three. They evidently ha no
thought of cold type, and spoke off hand
In a colloquial way, quite unlike anything
they would have said In a formal Inter
view. Situated aa they are In th. very
center of Great tlrltain' mighty com
mercial and financial yiem, their view
ought accurately to reflect the senti
ment of th. great trading and tnrestlng
Governor Sndemn aaid that the mes
sage of President Cleveland on the Ven
ezuelan dispute had given a dreadful
shock to the holder of American secur
ities, a shock from which they would
require tlmo to recover. It wa not o
much the message Itself that astonished
Englishmen a th. manner In which It
wa received by congress. This Indicated
that the notion of war with England wa
agreeable to a great number of people
In the United State. However, second
thought had apparently modined thl Im
pression. liefore the Veneiuelan difficulty, how
ever, there bad been a serious loss of
confidence In American securities. Gov
ernor Bandeman said, because of the de
fault of so many railway companlea
and the continued difficulty with the cur
rency. It might not have been expedient
to make the bond now ofTered payable
on their face In gold, because thl would
cause Vlscrlralnalion In their favor
against older issue which are payable In
coin. The pasage of a Joint resolution
by both house of congress declaring that
all existing obligations of the government
should b. paid In precious metal would
probably have rendered any change in
the wording of the bonds unnecessary.
I ventured to remind the three bank
official that all the obligation of the
government, even those aold at depre
ciated price during th. war, had been
paid In gold, and that the Intelligent
and Influential masses of the United
8tatea were fully determined that th.
credit of lhe country should be main
tained on that bail.
Deputy Governor 8mlth broke In with
the remark: "You Americans all assert
you Intend to pay In gold. Then why
the devil doesn't your cenpres aay so
and have done with all thl trouble?"
His colleagues joined In the laugh at
this sally. Then Mr. Lldderdale said in
accents of profound conviction:
"I never entertained the slightest doubt
that lhe United States government would
pay all obligations In gold. Its conduct
In the past gives assurance that It will
do this. The great body of Investora,
however, do not sludy history, and are
not satisfied with the general assurance.
They want the specific assurance that
they will be paid in as good money aa
they lend, and the very fart that your
congress declines to Insert the word 'gold'
In its bonds raises a doubt in the minds
"More than lhat," said Mr. Smith,
"here is a point raised by Investors.
When the treasury In February last rais
ed a loan on t.U.0oft.0H of bonds It had th.
option to borrow the money at three per
cent on gold bonds, or at three and three
quartera per cent on coin bonds. Con
gress refused to borrow on the gold basis
and the treasury took the loan at a
higher rate on coin bonds. The country
will have to pay llfi.OOO.OiX) more Interest
than the loan would have cost If It had
been made on the proposed gold basis.
"Now, in case of any change In the
currency by the time the bonds mature,
won't your government be Justified In
saying that It paid J1,000.000 for the op
tion to pay the bonds In either gold or
silver, and that It elects to pay them In
Messrs. Snndeman and Lldderdale con
curred In this, but thought that when
the bonds came due the United States
would be prepared to keep faith with it
ce editors, aa haa always been done.
The conversation then changed to the
depression In Amerlcnn securities Mr.
Sandeman remarked lhat the whole world
had been passing through a period of
depression. Hrltlsh investors have suf
fered enormous losses through holding
Erie, Reading, Union Pacific and other
properties that had gone bankrupt. One
trouble was that the fixed charges of
railroads had remained substantially un
changed, while the traffic rates had been
almost cut in half. These facts natural
ly brought American railway securities,
except the very highest class, into dis
favor, Mr. Lldderdale said, with great delib
eration, and his colleagues fully concurr
ed in his remarks:
"The tendency to reduce this country's
holdings of American securities com
menced before the president's message.
The currency question and the numerous
defaults of Important railway systems
having created dtstruM of all but the
very best rnllway obligations, this dis
trust was greatly Intensified by the re
ception given to Mr. Cleveland's message,
which created almost a panic In the
American markets here, and time will
be required to remove It consequences."
"What action In the United State"," 1
asked, "would allay the distrust and en
courage the resumption of purchases by
"A formal declaration bv congress,"
remarked Mr. Lldderdale, "that all gov
ernment obligations shall be paid In gold
would In my opinion, have an excellent
Messrs. Sandeman nnd Smith nodded
their heads In emphatic asesent.
TSETIMONY CLOSED IN THE SEAL
New York, Jan. 25. The hearing on the
motion. In the United States circuit
.nn.t ,A ......I. . V. n XTnil H A mpf 1 nn Tl
Commercial Company from taking seals
- the islands of St. Georga and St. Paul
v closed yesterday. During the pro
c, v 'ngu it has been contended by United
8tats District Attorney McFarlnne that
th secertary of th. treasury ha th.
right to limit th. number of seal to be
taken e:h aeaaon by th company In
order that th seal herd may be pro
tected from undu. depletion. Jame. C.
Carter, for th. company, haa maintained
that Iho action of th. ecretary of the
treasury wa unwarranted, a tho seal
were plentiful, and that by the limiting
of the number to be taken to 10,o0 th.
contract between the government and the
company had been broken, and the bust
nes. of the company almost ruined.
Tho case will be summed by counsel
some time within a fortnight.
I.S'CAHAULE OK BLOODSHED.
Joseph Chamberlain's Opinion of Prcal
, dent Cleveland.
London, Jan. 21 The Right Hon. Jo
seph Chamberlain, secretary of stat. for
th colonies. In speaking at Birmingham
tonight. Mid regarding th. Venesuela
matter, that he thought there had been
much misapprehension on both sides of
When Secretary Olney' dispatch and
President Cleveland's message were de
livered, the feeling wa reluctantly en
tertained in England that Americans
must have some hostile sentiment which
England did not ahare. and that the
United Btateae wa bent on picking a
quarrel with England. Th. Idea seemed
to prevail in America that England waa
disposed to Impugn the Monroe doctrine
a doctrine to which the people of the
United State rightly attached much im
portanceand it wa also believed In
America, that Oreat Britain was disposed
to deal In a harsh and arbitrary manner
with Venesuela, but rertecllon had
brought about a more favorable under
standing, and America would regard with
sorrow a war with those of her own
blood and kindred.
"President Cleveland, whose acquaint
ance I hav. th. honor to possess," said
Chamberlain, In concluding bis address,
"bear a high reputation for rectitude
and honorable dealings. He Is Incapable
of the wickedness of Inciting two kin
dred nations to strife and bloodshed."
THE CER5IAN NAVY
Emperor William Greatly Concerned
as to Its Increase.
Icicfctag. Rokever. Vill Sot Appropriate
raids for This rrpose The
(Copyrighted, 1SSS, by Associated Press.)
Berlin, Jan. 25. A project la now being
seriously considered by the emperor and
the cabinet of providing for a formidable
Increase of th. German navy. It is well
known that hi majesty has long wisheo
to do this; but the refusal of the relch
stag to vote th. necessary funds has
rendered the scheme Impossible up to the
present time. Recent event, however, es
pecially the attitude of Great Britain
toward Germany, has ripened the plan
to accomplish the extension of the navy,
without the grant of large sums by the
The emperor, during the last fortnight
has had a number of conferences wltn
authorities on colonial affairs with ref
erence to the position and needs of the
German colonies aa compared with the
naval resources and inadequacy of the
German army, particularly In first-class
ironclads and cruisers, to maintain Ger
many's pretensions as a, colonial power.
hlch was generally recognised- mis
year's budget shows but a small Item for
new battleships, and the present reich
stag, which expires In 16, will not vote
large aums for the navy. Therefor. In
order to overcome the difficulty thus pre
sented. It Is now proposed to raise a
loan of 300.tM0.0O0 marks, which Is to be
obtained by th. conversion of four per
cent funds Into three and one-half per
cents. His majesty sounded the leaders
of parties both in the reichstag and In
the diet, during tne recent reies, ana re
ceived encouraging replies.
How Postmasters Might Help the Gold
Cleveland. Jan. 25. Postmaster John C.
Hutchlns. of this city, has suggested a
plan to Secretary of the Treaaury Car
lisle, which will probably be acted upon,
and In a measure aist the government
to maintain the gold reserve.
A larcre proportion or the receipts or me
postoftico In thla city Is in gold ana
Hutchlns suggested that If this gold re
ceived at all the postloffices throughout
the country, amounting perhaps to mu
lions of dollars annually, could be placed
in the United States treasury and not
deposited with the national banks, as is
done In each city unner tne preseni
tm. the acheme would result In material
ly helnine the maintenance of the gold
reserve. The postmaster has received a
letter from Secretary Carlisle thanking
him for the suggestion and has also had
considerable correspondence wltn rost-
master General Wilson In reference to
TAKE YOUR CHOICE.
Tacoma, Jan. 25. in answer to a circu
lar letter sent out by the ledger to mem
bers of the last Republican state conven
tion to Republican members of the legis
lature and other well known members
of the party, asking them to name their
Hrst. second and third favorites tor pres
idential nomination, something like 200 re
plies have been received. Of these these
sixty seven favor McKinley ana ntty
elght favor Reed for first choice, while
there are sixty-two votes for each as
second choice. Harrison has twenty-four,
Allison nineteen, and Lincoln nine for
first choice, while the latter la the third
choice of fifty-one. Senator Cushman
Davis Is named by eighteen, seven ot
whom place hi aa their first choice, two
as second and nine aa third. Other votes
are for a long list of candidates.
OFF FOR HAVANA.
Barcelona, Jan. 25. General Valerlano
Weyler, the newly appointed captain
general of the Island of Cuba, sailed to
day for Havana, accompanied by 1,000
cavalry, amid wild excitement.
Highest of all in Leavening
n3) As 11 1
Li Yv C7
THE ST. PAUL ASHORE
Big American Liner Grounds Off the
Grand View House, X. Y.
ALL THE PASSEXGERS SAFE
A Vreckiag Coapoy Representative Siiys
lie Tkit She Vill Not Get Off
for ."aay Days to Come.
Special to the Aatorian.
!-ong Branch, N. Y.. Jan. 25.-In a
heavy fog, with the wind In the north
east, and the urf running far up the
beach, a few minute after I o'clock thl
morning the American liner Bt. Paul,
bound In, went ashore In front of th.
Grand View House. All of the 700 passen
gers were today transferred to land. At
no time were the passenger In danger.
Btrenuous efforts are being made to pull
the Bt. Paul from her dangerous posi
tion. She is In twenty feet of water,
just on the outside edge of the breakers,
about 400 feet from shore.
No attempt was made to haul Hie St
Paul off up to 11 o'clock tonight, but the
wrecking company will probably make
an effort at high tide, about i oVjin-k
Captains West and Mulligan said till
evening lhat everythlne, wa qulot and
r.rierlr est board vnd ih.it the captain
blamed the man who was .h-owir.,r ir
tad for the mishap, as he claimed the
man called out 17 fathoms Immediately
before the ship grounded.
At midnight the vessel was lying prac
tically parallel to the beach, wltb her
bow heading south.
Messrs. , Chapman and Merrltt, repre
senting wrecking companies, are on
board the St. Paul, conferring as to the
expense and probabilities of getting her
off. and late tonight Captain Warden, of
the West End life saving station, said h.
was pretty sure the steamer would re
main In her present position for many
days to come.
"As long as the wind Is off shore." ho
said, "she is all right; but If a gale
strikes her In the oppcJte direction. 1
have great fears she will succumb."
FOR RAPID-FIIIE GUNS.
The War Department Wants JlM.OO to
Washington, Jan. 25. The speaker he
laid before the house the letter from the
war department submitting a special esti
mate of llLO.'wO for procuring rapid-fire
guns at the Sandy Hook proving ground.
The war department Is preparing to take
up the manufacture of this class of rurs.
a consider. bl. number of which will be
required for its In fortifications for flank
defense, protection of mine fields, etc.
TO RAISE WAR MONEY.
Madrid. Jan. 25. At a special cabinet
meeting Just held it waa resolved to In
crease the duties of Imports Into Cuba,
especially on foreign goods, la order to
meet the war expenses.
Excelsior Springs, Mo., Jan. 25. The
Democratic state committee met today
and decided to hold the convention for
selecting delegates to the national con
vention at Sedalia, April 15th. The com
mittee decided to disobey the Bertie
Springs resolution, which named St.
Louis as the proper place to hold the
convention, on the ground that "St.
Louis Is a gold town and they are afraid
of Its Influence."
Delta. Cal.. Jan. 25. The Portland lim
ited train struck a rock slide, one and
one-half mUea north of here this morn
ing. The engine went partly over the
bank and was only saved from going Into
the river by a point of bedrock sticking
out, on which the driving wheels struck.
The engineer and fireman stayed at their
posts and did not realize their danger.
The tender waa taken off and the main
track thrown over, delaying the limited
and overland Oregon express eight hours.
TROUBLE IN THE JOYCE HOUSE
"And to think," shrilly vociferated Mrs.
Absalom Joyce, when the family quarrel
had reached its acute stage, "that my
wealth once would have brought to my
feet many a man worth a dozen of you!
But I thought I wanted you and I bought
you! I simply bouht you!"
"You are right, my dear!" retorted Ab
salom, pale with wrath. "You paid your
money and you took your Joyce."
MORE THAN HER MATCH.
"Poor thing," said the young woman
with blonde hair and dark eyebrow,
"she lives very unhappily since he mar
ried a professional pugilist"
"Why," replied her friend, "she always
seemed able to have the lost word In
"Yes, that's what she finds so hard to ,
give up now."
HOPE FOR HIM.
Mudge There Is no doubt that woman
Is losing all those finer Instincts she once
Wlckw Ire-Well, If that is the case you
may find one of them yet who will marry
Wanted. paper- printed on or before
December 25 which wasn't a Christmas
HOW HE LIVED.
"I have too much respect for mysolf to
go to the poorhouse or to apiiy to the
county for help," he said, drawing him
self up proudly.
"Then how do you manage to live?"
"Oh, I steal ocaslonally."
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