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The One Price Clothiers, Hatters and Furnishers.
C. S. JACOBSON,
IU an 08 COXMKKCUL tiTKKKT. ASTORIA, OK.
Do you nwtl anything in Oflice fcuppliw, letter
Prt'BHi8, Copying Hooks, Inkutumlc, TaUetw, Inks, Blank
Hooks, Illue Print Paper, Waste Harki-tH, I tele Trays, IVn
Racks, Typo Writing PajH'i, Hibhons and Carbon Papoi.
If ho, we cau upply you.
A new lot of Playing Cards
Griffin & Reed,
Citv Book Store.
UP TO DATE
SCHOOL SHOES OUR HOBBY. I
We put more genuine service for the 1
none" into our bcnooi anoes man into
any class of shoes we sell. Give them
a trial; you won t regret It.
Such is Never Been
Hardware, Granite Ware, Rope, Stoves, Iron
Pipe, Terra Cotta Pipes. Bar Iron, Steel,
Cannery Supplies. Loggers' Tools. . . . .
PLUMBING, TIN WORK
At prices that defy competition.
Done by experienced workmen.
Gnat Fl.wtwrea at Cost.
In our Trustee Sale of
Men's and Boy's Clothing,
Furnishing Goods, Hats,
Caps, Boots, Shoes.
Trunks, Valises, Etc., at
priced that will quickly fell them.
A to EE.
FISHERMEN'S BOOTS. Hand Male.
LOGGERS' SHOES that hold calks.
FARMERS' SHOES, all kinds.
Offered Before In
Call and Be Convinced.
Trustee for M. C. CROSBY.
DID SOT DO
Columbia Klvcr Salmon Packers Do a
Guiit Deal of "Elo
cution." HIT I AIL TO I OHM A COMMNE
Tbty Looked, aid Still the Voider brew.
Thai O.t Small llc.d Could Carry til
He Kick"-Thf rat.tr. VIII
.Icet Ajaii Today.
Portland. March tZ. IK.
"Hiey looked, and .Mil th wonder grew.
That on. .mall iiral could carry all he
1 am nol at all posillv. that III. above
rouiM I. correctly quoted. In tad. I
am rwthcr Inclined lo I ho contrary npln
ton. but .Inc. 11m packer.' conv-nlion In
portlajtd It ha. brn running In my hrad.
and I feel I can bear th a.aumptlon of
tu Incorrerlti.., U-rauee. It I. ao
peculiarly apropo. lo the matter whl.ih
will follow. Thv line, are not lnlidrd
to he asperalv of any of ih. gentlem n
who wre In attendance at th. Portland
mooting-, which ha. now Iwom. a Matter
of hl.tory. but. contra, breath th very
an- of admiration. What, In Ih. day. of
Hoger Hacon, applied to th. village nh'OI
mairr Indlvlilually, now apulloa to th
lnmiitni of tha packer.' ..oi.vmtlofl, col
In'tlvaly. Th. .v.nln boat, which Wft A.toiia
fur Portland la.t Tucaday. carrVd wllh
It and ukjii it a mrwoniatlva of near
ly rvrry aalmon packlna .ataMUhmant
on lbs lowrr Columbia rivr. who, pur
suant to call, w.r to mtM In th. par
lor of th Portland hoi.l. with ill. In
tent of forming a combination anion
thxmaolvm, wherahy thi-y could obvlal.
a numlwr of th. crVmanot-a which, for a
lorur tlm. have tMr.pt them. If svll re
port ba tru. him rtlra and dlatrraaad
plrll U ov.n now troadlrui uion many
at tha aama kind of rxaolullona that h"
ona urfor., but of thla mora ali.r a
tima. II I. not fermarr u.t now.
Th. flrat nam amonc th A.toiia con
tingent to lw placed upon the Hotel Port
land'. rlier wa. that of C. 8. Norrla.
(..Ilownl almost Immediately by that of
n F.lmoro. Ueort II. (etnr and wife.
(J. W. ManlKiiTi and wife. J. O. Megler
anl wife, . () H.nthorn. M J. Kinney,
.1 W. CiMik. 11. A. 8-abont, N. Ttllant.
K. M. Warren, a. Farrel. R. Wlnier.
and P. J. McOowan. the nntkHn'-n of
lha party repreaentlng th folloalric
wkina- hoiKC of the Columbia river:
("olumhla Itlver Packing: Company. A
turla P.ckli.g Company. A. flwh Pack
lug Company, Eureka Kplcuns Pai klng
Comin', llnmhorn Co, J. W. 4k V.
Cut ling. AtKVlern Pai'kinc Company. P.
Mciiuwan It Hun. Pillar Ilnrk Packing
fomiuuiy. J. (I. Megler Co. . M.
Warren Co. Ilapeood A Co. Huckhelt
Packing Company, Dalle. Packing Com
Having all Iwen aMlgned lo room., my
mtf among thr number, and ticome com
fortably .ellled for a day or two'. ty.
th poat-prandlal cigar found tha mm
tni wandering llntleanly arounil tha
lo)hy, waiting for the iir4n of
Mman, Kinney and Mrflm.n, who had
wired that they would b In evidence
on the Wvdrday aflrrnonn tKHil. Thoa
who were on hand occuple.1 their lime
variously, hut principally In telling fl.h
.lorte. and making Imaginary pack, of
A tctwaphlcally outllmd In Ih w col
umn, la.t week. th. primary object of
the meeting wa. to formulate. If pon
Mhle, pome combination, or offviulv. and
defenmve alliance, which would not only
allow the packer, to fig the price lo b
paid fur th raw nh a. they com? from
the water, hut al.o to rettulatr the prica
of the ItnlKheil product to the whole.al'r,
imn'llKT with other matter, of minor Im
H,rt, iwnn, of which were rontnlmd with
in th- major object, of the meeting.
With theno end. In view. C. 8. Norrl., of
Chicago, representing the Interest, of
Ilia A. Iloolh Packing CiHiiMn, had,
upon rrquv.t, pn-pared a acht me of com
bination. At 10 o'clock the Aral hard
work of the ao.lon commenced. Norrls
and Klmore. were everywheri" In evidence,
rounding up th. dilatory and recalcitrant
one., preparatory to getting; down to
liumne... Tt y did not, however, g t
together until the afternoon, when they
accreted theinseh'a behind the oaken
iliKir. of the Portland', pnrlor. ami hung
up the 8. It. O. .Ign on the out.lde.
Kveryone wa. Ivarrtl except lho.H lm
meallately Intermtcd In the olmon pack
ing Industry, but a temporary orirmiizti
tlon, which w afterwanl made p'rmn
nent, wa. effccliMl. In the election of
8. Farrel, of Portland, of tha Kverdlng
& KarrH Packing Company, a.i chair
man, and 8. Klmore, of A.torla, -cre-lary.
Thl. contliutel the work of the
day .eaalon, and an adjournment wa.
taken unifl after the dinner hour.
HileU with urh good thing, a. the
Portland, titble afford., the memlerfl,
upon the theory that "all work and no
play mnkea Jack a dull boy" (thl. may
netm turned around, but It I. not, a you
will after awhile discover), went after
the mutter, confronting them, apparent
ly In earnest, about S o'colck, Kinney
and Mcilowan having In the meantime
put In an api-arance.
After eluclriatlnir the term, of hi. con
.filiation .rheme, Mr. Korrla gracefully
withdrew, and put In his .pare time In
conversation with me anient the war In
Abyssinia, the prosHcts of rain the) suc
ceeding day, and various other weighty
subjects, allowing the memlxrs to dis
cuss his proposlilon In all lis details
among thonisiivea. If anyone ever
doubted I ho ability of a salmon park; r
to orate ho should have attended that
mooting; Wu did nut har any of It
on the oulsld, but that II was there In
large chunks Is a safe 10 to 1 shot lit any
time. Five long, broese-ladon hours the
members wrestled with the proiiosltlon
and themselves, but nothing came of all
tlM travail, and about midnight they
adjourned to spit on their hands, take a
fresh hold and go at It again In tlif
After adjournment I Instituted a still
hunt after the Norrls proposition, or at
least the proposition as It then stood
for consideration before tl packers. It
was much harder work than fishing for
bass, with some of the excitement and
nono of the fun. Each memtier was a.",
dumb as a Shoalwater oyster and It was
found Impossible to elicit any Informa
tion, further than that the proposition
had been submitted and that It was still
under consideration. None of the pack
ers would talk on any subject but the
weather, which aptly Illustrates that If
a woman cannot keep a secret a man
can, particularly when his financial In
terests are at atake.
The talk of ttw previous day had only
ervKd to warm up the member. Their
throat, had ow-oro. W'll lubrlcaird with
Uim dlvln. gift of eloquence. Although,
a. I. .th eu.lom In our house of lord.,
no premonitory warning, were given
that trre wa. to be an oratorical out
break, the length of Ih. .ucvullng ses
sion and th. paucity of accomplishment
yielded vry Indication that It waa at
lea.t In contemplation and might tak
plar. at any tlm. 0ulweuent .vent,
.upportrd thla Idea. Th. ponderoua
oaken door whloh concealed tb packers
from th. oulslda world allowed no whis
per of It lo ..cape, but uMn th. fac of
each member a. he left the room, after
th. sXMlon of Thursday waa plainly
reveal 1 that if any eomMnatlon ol any
kind was to b. made, it would not be
until he had had his .ay and until th.
searchlight of lnve.iig.Uon and Inquiry
had ben turned ujwn every poealble
point ami view of the much-mooKd and
The packers were txtwe-n Ih devil
and th. dWp, devo sea: from Tu-.day
until Thursday they hail talked tnd
talkJ and talked, and Friday morning
found them ready to fight It out on trw
.am line, and talk some more, even If
the Portland'. commLaarlat did .uirr as
a conquncy. Hy thl. Urn th. Norrls
combination bad changed lis appimraJio-.
A.ld from some modinratlnns male by
Mr Norrls himself. It had been so
amended arid rsmlfld that It could not
even recognise uf, having much Ih.
appearan". of a retired prlifflshtT hunt
ing a backer. All thla tlm. th. member,
were ".lucutlnV as Mrs. Psrtlngton
would put II, until they were red In th
f- and were compelled to change
tbetr collar a. a matter of protection.
They were still adrift. They had mat
their (tearing and had no Idea of either
the latitude or longitude. Th. fervid,
staccato rioqurnc of Klmore; th aut.
leral, accentuated oratory of Braborg.
th. perauavlrrss of H.nthorn, Uaorg.
Norii. MegUT and th. other had had
no erferL About this tlm. that couplet
began to bother me
Karly In th session. O. W. 8anlom,
comiuillrwr he would have mora tim. to
derai. to th. oonvontion If he went to
New York and then, first transact his
bu.lne.s, ceased to tw a factor in the
meeting, so It I difficult to determine
Ju.t what elements of elocution there
are dormant within him. However, th.
other members talked Ju.t the same a.
If he had tnn there, so It really did not
make much difference. During all this
symposium of animated conversation. Wr.
Ooorxe had found time to introduce an
other consolidation scheme, and for a
time the remains of the other one were
laid aside. It did not help matter
much: every member sren-e-d determined
nut to agree with any other member as
to what were th. vitalities of the com
bination, and It really looked for a time
a. If th. top-heavy meeting would fall
of It. own weight
Tin se.uion of Friday night was a long
one. Midnight had almost gone when
th member appeared, looking much as
t'nele Joh's vllaln did after the old man
had thrown him down the skylurht.
They were tired. That wa. plainly to be
nn. fo wa. I, but norw of them no
ticed that. The thought has .omotlme.
struck me that they did not car'. How
Mi, they wen all soon in bed. dreaming,
mayhap, or what they would say the
Salurlay morning's meeting was a lap
one. It resulted as the others had. Thla
time it was evident that nothing ma
terial could eventuate from the labor of
the vartou. sessions, unless the nvmbers
arbitrarly mended their ways, and I
then one mora bethought m of that
couplet. How on earth had they, with
a primary two-fold object before them
and the proKwltlon all prepared before
hand, oce-upled five whole days In find
ing out that none of the scheme, wer
feasible to them? There was not very
many In attendance, and It gradually be
came a matter of wonderment to me
how they made the talk stretch far
enough to go around. During the lun
cheon time I skirmished around, but was
confronted with the same thick veil of
alleno as before. However, one Incau
tious ntember confidentially told me that
If the afternoon session of Saturday
brought forth no fruit and noihlntr came
of the ev-nlng met ling, they would prob
ably ajourn without doing anything ex
oept pay their hotel bills. I thtnked
him cordially for this, wlih which 1 was
erforve content. Strangely, It turned out
exactly as lie said. Oblivious of the
beauties of the glorious day outside,
Saturday afternoon went, with the mem
bers of the meeting, as had ail the other
afternoons preceding It. They w-et all
late at dinner Saturday night, and It
was apparent that before boat tlin some
thing was to drop. Something did drop
the curtain Karly in the evening the
weary pa. kers tiled out one at a time
and solemnly mad the announcement,
suppressing a sigh and a half-formed
yawn, thai the Columbia River Packers'
Association had finally adiournevl: but
even this was not to be th end there
was a string attached to the adjourn
ment. It was only for the purpose of
allowing the members to obtain a f. w
draughts of sea breeie that they might
return to the Portland Tuesday, the iith,
anil take a homeopathic dose of the
medicine of the previous week.
The fruits of the meeting can be epl
tomliod In one word nothing. Many
subjects were discussed, many matter
not at first contemplated were (riven at
tention, but this one word describee the
summiim bonum of the session's achieve
ment. In as far as anything. tanKlbl. 1
concerned. Aside from the two already
mentioned, another proposition for com
bination was submitted, meeting the
same fate as the others. None of them
have hewn discarded, hut are held In
abeyance pending the meeting of Tu-.day.
Thla Is not by any means the first time
the packers have tried to get together
upon some basis of mutuality. They
have whereased and whereases and re
solved many Is the time before, so the
talk of this session did not even posses
the merit of newness. It sewm to be
the individual desire of each packer to
have some kind of combination upon
which he ran My, hut the difference of
opinion as to how that combination can
be most easily effected Is so ureal that
some of th puckers express the sorrow
ful opinion that none can be consum
mated; others are more sanguine, and
are confldont that the rsult of the meot
lnr of Tuesday will be eminently satis
factory to all concerned, Including the
fishermen and the wholesalers. At all
events, they will mske a desperate at
tempt to harmonlae the various interests
and theories, and find some happy
medium. iion which all can settle,
I.iko clocks, one wheel another on
must drive, affair by diligent labor only
Errors like straws upon the surface
flow: he who would search for pearls
must dlv below. Dryden.
Beet Washing Powder on
earth. Large size, 20 cents.
Cuba a .Measures Kcturotd Tsat the
Olijcctlonal Clauses Therein
May Ik Removed.
MILLS' STARTLING MEASURE
JUtaorim tkc rrtsidtit fo Deaaid Spa 1st
Kecogaltina of Cakaa loaie Covtraaieat
aid. If She Dots .lot Ceply. Take
rostio of tkc Co.atrr.
Special to the Aatorlan.
Washington, March 23 -An unexpected
climax to th. Cuban debate waa reached
In the senate today when, on motion of
Sherman, chairman of the committee on
foreign relation a, th. Cuban resolution
were recommitted to th. committee. Th
vote to recommit wa unanimous, rep re
acting th. general concensus of opinion.
Th. reason for th. re-oommltment. It Is
.aid, are that th bill may be so changed
as to overcome the opposition that has
Simultaneous with thla action. - Mill,
reported a resolution which prooosd
to go further than has been suggested
at any prevloua lime. It directs th
president u require Spain to grant local
elf government to Cuba, and. In case
Spain refuses, the president Is authorised
lo oh the military and naval force In
taking possession of Cut and holding It
until a self government Is established by
the Cuban peopt.
The recommittal came so quickly that
th crowds did not realise what had been
don. until the clerk began reading th.
Items of the legislative appropriation bill,
which had been taken up. Subsequently
Piatt offered another phase of the Cuban
question by presenting the following con
current resolution, which wss referred to
the committee on foreign relations:
Resolved. That the senate, the house
of representative concurring, hereby ex
presses Its earnest desire and hope that
Cubs, may soon become free. Independent,
and a republican government, and the
friendly offlcs of the United States
should be offered by the president to the
Spanish government to secure this result.
TO BE BUILT ON THE COAST.
Washington. March tt The provision
on the naval appropriation for three n-w
dry docks to be built at Algiers, I-a..
Mare Island. Cal.. and Portsmouth. N.
I! . was reconsidered today by the naval
affair, committee of the bouse, the mo
tion to drop these projects for the time
was made and carried hy a decisive vote
7 to 4. The reason for this step is main
ly foeind In the condition of the treasury,
which the Republicans believe does not
justify the expenditure at this time.
It was also decided to have one of the
four new battle ships built on the Pacific
coast; also one of the fifteen torpedo
boats, another on the Gulf of Mexico,
and another on the Mississippi river. The
five larger torpedo boats. It was d elded,
must attain a speed of twenty-rive knots
an hour.. while the other must be of th?
greatest speed possible, no limit being
HOAR'S NEW RULE.
Washington, March a In the senate
today Hoar gave notice of a proposed
amendment to the rules for the purpose
of "enabling the senate to dispose of
public business more promptly." It pro
poses that, when any bill or resolution
shall be in order for any senator to de
mand that th. debate thereon be closd.
If the demand la seconded by a majority
of those present, the resolution Is to be
taken up without further debate, and the
pending measure is to take precedence
of all business.
TRIBUTE TO BLACKBURN.
Washington, March 21 Blackburn' re
turn to the senate today, after an ex
citing and fruitless senatorial contest
before the Kentucky legislature, was sig
nalled by an unusual demonstration by
his colleagues. On the senator's desk
was the most mammoth and elaborate
floral design ever brought to the senate,
rising twelve feet from the floor. The
main design represented the coat of arms
of Kentucky, with two large dolls clasp
ing hands a central figures, around
which was worked the state motto:
"United We Stand: Divided We Fall."
The tribute came from Blackburn's sen
MAT GRANT LEAVE.
Washington, March 21 The secretary
of the treasury, after consultation with
the president and the law officials of
the government, has decided to allow th
usual annual leaves of absence to em
ployes of the department outside of
Washington. Some months ago the sec
retary's authority to grant these leaves
In the absence of specific, legislation on
the subject, was brought Into question,
and the present action Is a final settle
ment of the matter.
Fourteen Miners Mutilated In a Penn
sylvania Coal Mine.
Special to the Astorlan.
Dubois, Pa., March 23.-A terrific ex
plosion occurred at the Berwynd-Whlte
shaft. In the eastern limits of the city
today, and fourteen miners were killed.
Eighteen men went on at 7 o'clock this
morning. Fourteen were going Into the
north head and four Into the west head
ing. About 10 o'clock the latter felt a
shock, a few minutes later the mine boss
warned them to get out as soon as they
could, and they were hurriedly takoji up
In the cage. As the work, " ,. vecua
progressed it was found that the explo
sion In the north heading was so terrific
that some of the bodies were mutilated
almost beyong recognition..
There was another explosion at the
Adrian mines located eight miles south
of here, caused by fire damp. Two men
BARK ON FIRE.
San Francisco, March 23. The British
bark Alexander was towed Into port to
day by the tug Fearless In a burning
condition. She left Newcastle, N. S. W.,
December 27 for Tort Los Angeles.
March 19 In latitude 34 42 north, longi
tude 124 66 west, smoke was discovered
Issuing from her hold. She fell In with
the schooner Helen N. Kimball, bound
Having Hoe Cake Soap in
3'our. kitchen, or bath once
from Port Harford for Tacoma. next
day. and th captain of th schooner
agreed to stay with the burning rm-l
If her captain would put Into San Fran
cisco. Th. More and beggag. of the
burning vessel were transferred to th.
schooner and hr head turned toward this
port. She was picked up by the K earls,
near th. Farallones today and towed lo
th, mud flats, wher. she was beached.
VISITED THE WRECK.
Large Party of Bicyclists and Other
Mak. a Trip to Long Beach.
Th. steamer Ilwaco and Dwyer car
ried about Vti persons to Long Beach
Sunday morning, wber. the Brltl.h .Up
GInmorig la plied up on th. sand. On
th. steamer Oalsert from Portland there
arrived a small party of ladies and gen
tlemen, who also went to the beach. Th.
following composed the bicycl crowd:
Frank arker, Tom Bryce, Will F.lgner,
Frank Rucker, Horace Thing. Will Hhr
man. Prank Curran, O'org. Kellogg,
"Casey" Marion. Paul Badollet, Das
Campbell. Charlie Hlgglns. Frank Shields
Walter Robb, John Gratke, Mike Bever
Idg. Charlie Ring, Will Oralk. Will
Warren. Ferd Fisher, Austin Small, Roy
Stiingham, and Dick CtrroHiwi.
About a dosen of the boy rod. on
their wheels from the landing at Ilwaco
to Ocean Park, four miles south of th.
wreck, and arrived nearly half an boor
before the train. They started out at
K-mlle lick, which was kept up for six
miles, after which a ls-mlle pac. was
ridden. Th. length of the ride hi seven
teen mile, and th. boys those who ar
rivedmade excellent time.
Dick Carru there played In hard luck.
H. rented a broken-down Ice wagon from
somebody In town, and vowed h. would
keep up with the cracks or bust. H.
rode about a mile when the breaa escap
ed from his front tlr. and, after much
pumping, proceeded on the way. The
rest of th boys. In the mean time, had
ridden on and when Dick looked up, h.
aaw a fw dim speck on th. beach. H.
muttered something about being all
alone, and cheerfully mounted his wag
on and Ht out. The wind, however, would
not to say with him. and he was com
pelled to get off five or six time and do
the pump act. He pumped on an aver
age twice in a mile, and wore out his
pumping machine. Finally that tired
feeling, which often overtakes one under
Ilk circumstances, took possession of
him and he swore a mighty oath. Thl
didn't pump any wind Into the tire,
however. Then he came lo th conclusion
he didn't need any wind In the tire and
rode hi. bike a few mile without any
front tire. Riding under such circum
stances Is quite tiresome: It give on.
a pain In th. neck: and Dick's neck Isn't
too strong, anyhow. After considerable
difficulty he reached Mr. Loomls' resi
dence, where he swore again. Gathering
the remnants of his Ice wagon, he threw
It Into a small shed, and, going out to
th railroad, walked to Ocean Park, a
distance of about eight miles. He was
the first one to go to dinner at the hotel,
and as a consequence the Astorlan re
porter didn't get anything to eat. HI
appetite was appeased, however, for he
chewed the rag with Dick, who could find
nobody to carry him down to the wreck,
and loafed around the hotel..
The rest of the bicyclists' stopped at
SeaJand. where an elegant luncheon was
served by Mr. J. H. Turner, who was ad
vised Defornand and was In a position
to receive his guests. Oyster In five
style were served, and when the boys
told the hungry Ocean Park crowd about
It, the latter threatened to stop the
train at Seal and. The hotel people at
Ocean Park, not having been advls d of
the proportions of the crowd, were not
prepared to feed seventy-five or a hun
dred persons. However, everything possi
ble was done for the hungry creature
and nearly all partook of the hotel' hos
pitality and clams.
On the way to Ilwaco the conductor
announced, "Fifteen minute to s1 the
wreck of the Point Loma," and the
crowd made a rush for the scene, car
rying away many piece of wreckage a
souvenirs of the disaster. One lady had
a spike, and several large pieces of wood,
and, when someone told her the boiler
and a few planks remained on the beach,
she threatened to slap his face. The
party reached home at ( o'clock, every
body tired but Dick Carruthers yet glad
There la practically no change In the
Glenmorag's position. She Is lying up
and down the beach and is burled about
sen-en feet In the sand. She rest as easy
as though she wss In a cradle and is as
sound as ever, it Is Indeed to be regrett
ed the ship cannot easily be floated. In
all probability she will not be floated.
Her position Is such a to make this al
The disaster in Itself Is most mystify
ing. Why she should have gone ashore
there appears to be no reason. Even
though the fog was heavy. Captain Cur
rie knew he was somewhere near the west
shores of the Pacific, and that land laid
in but one direction, as far as any dan
ger to his ship was concerned east. Why
he should have sailed In this direction, or
even northeast, he alone knows. Un
fortunately, the ship grounded at high
water, which lessens the chance of get
ttnif her off.
Another strange thing Is why the cap
tain should have ordered the weather
boats lowered, when the surf was very
low. He had time to build a boat and
.nake shore, or watt till low water and
walk ashore: but nothing would do but
th? boats must be lowered. Even though
the break was low, a wave was sufficient
to crush the small boats against the
vessel's Iron side. As a consequence,
two poor fellows were killed. Their bod
ies were buried Sunday at Ilwaco, the
Presbyterian minister conducting the ser
vices. About 200 yards north of the
Glenmorag lies the boat In which those
men met such a cruel death. It Is split
in twain as If by the hand of man, and
much of the wreck was carried away
Sunday by the crowd. The accident Is
Indeed a most unfortunate one. Work
men were busy removing the boilers of
the Point Loma. which Is burled ten feet
in the sand. Four wrecks now He within
a distance of ten or twelve miles along
the beach. They are the Harvest Horn;,
the Point Loma, the Glenmorag and the
Strathblane. the latter the stranded ves
sel's sister ship, which was driven ashore
during a living gale on the night of No
vember 23, 1SD3.
His eyes have all the seeming of a
demon that is dreaming. Poe.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
They Positively Kill Not Take Com
mand of the Salvation Army ia
the L'nited States.
WILL START KEW MOVEMENT
Uadcrt of This Bote Claia tkt loaded Offi
cer! Arc Merely riaylaj Trick to r re
nal laerlcaf Officer Troti Lear
lag Origiial Salvatioa iraiy.
' New York. March B. Balllngton and
Mrs. Booth Issued a statement today,
through Major Glenn!, that they will
under no circumstance take command
of th Salvation Army In th. United
States. This wss prompted by a report
from London that effort were beeng
made to Indue th. Booths to accept thr
otd command. The staeem-nt Is a fol
lows: - i . .
"Commander and Mrs. Booth will not
for a moment consider any proposition
Whatsoever mad. lo them front the inter
national neadqaarter of tfe. Salvation
Army. While Commander Booth will not
refuse to see Ms sleotr a clster, both
he and Mrs. Booth are positively and
Anally determined to Miter Into no ais
ousston and listen to no proposition, con
eerning a rsoonatderaUon of their posi
tion. Their step wa. taken definitely
and prayerfully when they publicly, two
weeks ago, committed themselves to
starting a new snovewient and no adV
W-Ha.-AMW wilt Im' I,Hv
them, or th. officers who are at their i
side, to depart from the declaration they
nave made." .
The International headquarter la per
fectly aware of th. reason which under
Uo the whole question and make It Im-s
possibl. for Command r and Mrs. Booth
to continue under their orders.
The leader of th new movement claim,
the London officer are playing a trick.
and that they talk reconciliation to pre
vent many American officers from leav
ing the Salvation Army to join th new
Thought the Gale Has Devastated th
Fijian Islands. i
Victoria. March ft The Canadlan-Aos.
traltan steamer Warrimoo. which arrived
tare last night, reports encountering a J
terrific hurricane on th. tth Inst., she
then being one day out of Suva. F1JL So ' ,.
severe waa the storm that th steamer ',
waa forced to slow down for forty con- t
secutlve hours, and her officers assert
that not only Suva, but every settlement
In the Fijian group must have been to
tally devastated by the gale, which for
ferocity surpassed even the memorable
hurricane of three years ago, which laid
both the Fijian and Samoan Islands In
ruins. Purser Humphreys has communi
cated with the Imperial authorities so
firmly convinced are be and hi brother
thai Suva cannot have escaped desola
Boise, Idaho, March 23. The west
bound Oregon 8hort Line train was
wrecked near Shoshone this morning by
a broken rail. Two deeper and Super
intendent Van Hoesen' private car left
the track, the latter being smashed. Van .
Hoesen escaped with a number of bruises.
A number of passenger were slightly
NOW FOR THE REGATTA.
General Committee Appointed by the
A. F. C. Directors.
The executive committee of the Astoria
Football Club met last evening, and ap
pointed a regatta committee which. Is,
with one exception, the same as that of
last year. The following gentlemen com
pose the committee:
Hon. John Kopp. F. P. Kendall. C. J.
Trenchard. Sam Harris, Frank L. Par
ker, and E. C. Hughe.
There Is one vacancy, which is to be
filled by this committee. The committee
will have full power to act. and will ap
point as many sub-committees as may
be deemed advisable. The Idea In mak
ing the appointments at this early date
ia to bring matters to a head, so that
those In charge of the firemen's tourns
men may work In conjunction with tha
There Is quite a balance on hand re
maining from last year's festival, and. a
the same gentlemen have matters In
charge this year. It 1 thought there will
be no difficulty in making a large collec
tion. With the firemen' tournament and
the regatta, Astoria will be the "hot
test" town on the coast for a week or
Uuite a number of th. A. F. C. boy ar.
training for the splng game of the
Multnomah Athletic Club of Portland,
which occurs June &, among them' Robert
Gibson. R. Cassell, E. W. Crosb"- Aid
Chas. Hellborn, all of whom mil .-Trc-u.. .
In the quarter, half and mile ratcS. M
Dan Campbell, a runner of no mean abi,
Ity, has not as yet signified his lntentioi r
of entering for the Multnomah games,'
but It Is to be sincerely heped 'he wbV .
George Hawes and James Johnson are )
practicing with the hammer.
Owing to the date of the Republican
convention, the A. F. C. Indoor games
have been postponed for one week and ,
will occur on April 3. All entries close j
Friday night The boys have responded
quite readily for this entertainment, ,)
which will doubtless be a grand success, j'
The Improvements to the club room
are quite a drawing card, and the build
ing was crowded with members last
Professor George Kellogg, who sent In
his ra gnatlon yesterday morning, has,
at the earnest solicitation of nearly every
member of the club, withdrawn it, and
Is still master of all he survey at the
"gym." Every appearance points to a
gay season in local athletics.
Who makes quick use of the moment.
Is a genius of prudence. -Lnvater.
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