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ASTORIA PUBLIC I.I2UAI1V A3CIATM
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S ties, anal tha larrnt TOTAL elrcuiitlM ef
all pagan autriuMd la Aitorta,
1CXCI,USIVI TICLICGKAPIIIC PRESS REPORT.
ASTORIA, OUKUO.V, FiiJDAY JIOUXJNU AI'HIL 10, !!(!.
Silt CP wiifjtijiiL
Time, Tide and Creditors
Will wait for no innn
of fiei.' nnd Boys Cloth-
lnjrJ:u rnishlng Goods, Hats,
Caps, Boots, Shoes, Trunks,
Valises, Umbrellas, Blank
ets, Quilts. Etc., nt Kuctory 1'rrVen, nt tin
The One Price Clothiers, Hatters and Furnishei s.
C. S. JACOBSON,
Mitt autl 5UH ('(IMMKHCUL HTKKKT. ASTORIA. OK.
Io you ml nny thing in Oftiee upliH,
Pri'm'B, Co.yiij? aMookn, InkstuiulH, TallHs,
J5okH, liluo Print I'ajx-r, AVnMe iUuUtn, Dirk Trny. IVn
Iiek, Tyj't) Writing Pnpei, Kill.n aiul Carl en Pajfi.
If B-if we can Hiijjly you.
Absurd Inconsistency of tbe For
mer ty Adopting Conflict
THEY DECLARED FOR FREE SILVER
And Commended Presldeat Cleveland
for His Courage ind Honesty Is
M r I.TN M A 1 1 CO r N T v :o N t i:s I
Took I i lh Orealrr I'ait ol tha T in. ut
III Itepubllran Cost .4,M--'llianrlal
(Jue.tlun t.fl ( NaUttftal Hull Jr
llem.M-rst. Kleet.d tllrgal.
A new lot of Piny 1 rig CorclH
Griffin & Reed,
Citv Hook Store.
Such a Never Been Offered Before in
Hardware. Granite Ware. Rope, Stoves. Iron
Pipe. Terra Cotta ripcs. Bar Iron. Steel.
Cannery Supplies. Loggers' Tools
PLUMBING, TIN WORK.
At prices that defy competition.
Done ty experienced workmen.
Oris Fixture nt Cot. Ctatt mitt llo Convinced
Trustee for M. C. CROSBY.
S. rVTCMAN, lata at Rrmn tlcAmra.
R. T. CARI.r. lata of Stwklon, Csl
COLLTtBIA IRON WORKS.;
Foundrymcn, Blacksmiths. Machinists and Boiler Makers.
MANUFACTURING AND REPAIRING
OF ALL KINDS OF MACHINERY.
Irop and Brass Casting.
General Blacksmith Work,
Welch Patent Wheel, Ship .Smithing and Steamboat Work,
Cannery anil mil Machinery, Marine and Stationary
Boilers Built to Order. . .
tirSpeclally equipped for Loggers' Work. Located on i8th and Frapklln (Scow
Bay Foundry). Phone 78. Correspondence solicited.
"Do unto others aa you would hevt
other, do unto you," If sympathetically
shown in tha following llnca, tha pre
sumption being that sympathy la born,
or akin to pain or Borrow:
"Gentlemen: Please (and Krauaa'i
Headache Capauloa aa follow! : Two
boxea to Flora Sony, tiavanna, N. Dak.
Two boxea to Llllla Wlloog, Urookland,
N. Dak, I have alwaya boen a great
ufferer from headache and your Cap
aulas are the only thine that rellevea
me." Toura very truly,
Havanna, N. Dak.
For aala by Chaa. Rug era, Astoria, Or.,
Tha Hop Lea Clothing Factory and
merchant tailors, at US Bond atreet,
make underclothing to order. Bulta
and trouaera made to (It perfectly.
Every order punctually on time and
latiafaotloa guaranteed, Goodcoodi
aold cheap. Call and be convlnoed.
bpr.iiil to Hi.' A.turtaa
Portland. April T lt-moi ratio and
It. publican .int.- com mit Ions niel In thla
city today. Tim Ivmernt, adopted a
pl.it Turin favoring Ihe tree and unlimited
toliutiff- ut silver at ratio or It to 1,
ailoptrd a resolution commending Prcal
drtit Cleveland fur hi eourou iunl hon
n1y, nnd .trrtril dnlitutra to th. na-
tlonnl ronvmtlon phijfril to vot for a
mnn fur prwili nt who favute.1 the (rea
lUlnuK' ol mlvrr.
Thv It. miI.I. an convention arromplLh
rd llttlr, th. rontvat or the Multnomah
roumy ilrli nation havinc conaumed the
time ut thi' commJUre on crrdrntlala
from niK till p. m. Th convention
fltully dnldrd to dltldo the dchcatlona.
The artunl work of the convrntlon will
thrrrforp not Imih until tomorrow.
I'ortlui.d. April -Tke lxinucratlc a nte
conv.nllon nit-t tmlay ulul rlvvtrd V. H.
H'Arry. t Hil.in. iin"ornry rhnlrmun.
Alter thr uiHmtmut of committer, tl:a
rotixrntlun look a rvrvM until 1 o'clock.
In n tiiv tunvrntlun rrMaombttd nt
2 l in , thu iMniDilttr on crtilmilul
mmli- a rport wtih-h waa adopted.
To nport. re prrrntil on oriU r
of l)Ulin. Tlir dlRereni'e lietween tne
too nixirti waa that J hi- majority r, port
proul.l lur the . In lion of a ihiilini.m
of the Mti.tc central committee by the
io int ion, ii ml the mlnollty that the
itiitml i-oiiiiuitiiM uln-t him. Another
point of ilirrereni'i wan that the mnjoilty
niK.it piutlil. d for the fleet Ion of drle-
Itatt. in Hi, natloiitil ronentlon und
roller. -). n hy the entire convention.
In. I, .l ul l,y illmrleia, it. provided (or
In the tiiii.ii ity re;ort. 1 he majority
report uli-o provided ihnt a platform lie
ud'S'teil 1 loiv nny nomliiutloiui were
niiide. The minority report provided
that thla ahnuhl Iw done after the notnl
n.iilun. Weutlu itord, of T.lnn moved
the Hilupiliin of the majority report, l.u
ley, of t'mutlllu, motwl to auh.tltuto the
In the minority report. The mnJoFlty
ronnlileralde dl.cua.lua. In which It win
develop, it that the (re allwr element
favon-j the majority retort. It brine;
their Intention to make certain that only
free Hher dilrKHteH ahouhl yo to Ihe
national convention, a vote on the mo
tion waa taken hy coutillen, mid the bal
lot re.ulti'd: In tavor or the mnjorlty re
port. ISO; in favor of the minority re
The Adoption of the report made D'Arcy
liermaJient rhalriuun and Nulan.l per
Mulllnlx. of Clulnop. then prenentml
the majority report of the committee
on platrorm. Klmiil. of louKlitia, then
auhmlttiHl the minority import.
'Mum of Multnomah, moved that the
minority n-port be auhatltuted for the
tint reaolutlon of the majority report.
It waa twenty minute after 5 o'clock
before the vote waa reachnd. The voting
waa done hy countlca.
ilarlon. aye, It noea: I'UitMop, 7 noes.
When Multnomah county waa reached
Individual name, were callod.
Kx-i,)overnor Thayer .aid. while he waa
favor of free .liver, he would vole
nye, na he thooKht It prvKumpttoua for
thla convention to o declnre in advance
of the action of the national convention.
The total vote cunt waa Hi. The vote
atood: Aye., il: noea, UC a mttlorlty or
alxly-onp for the free allver .'lenient.
A motion to adjourn till :.i0 waa lost,
und the platform proceeded with, section
by nei'llon. When the plunk In.itriicllnif
the deleKiitee to the natlohiil ronrtiniUm
to vote for a free silver ninn only vvua
reached, J'lpa moved that It he Mtrtclitn,
nnd the call of the roll wiim demanded.
The vote reaulted, ye.t, 115: nay. U'J.
The aii'tlou waa amended by etrikrng
out the word "only." The platform waa
then tulopted without further ami ail
ment, ufti r which t recess waa taken
till 7:30 p. in.
When tho convention re-nsnemtled,
Plpea, of Multnomah, offered a resolu
tion commondlnx Prealdent Cleveland for
hie cournwe nnd honesty. Daly, of Polk,
moved tho revolution be referred to the
natlonul Democratic convention. The
Duly motion waa lost, and a motion
sroa then made to lay Plpoa' motion on
the tnhle. The motion was lost by a
vote of 171 to 711.
Tho question waa then ' received on
Pipes' motion, which wits carried, by a
vote of IK, to HO.
W. K. Iltitcher. J. W. Howard, I,. P.
Mulrlnl., Ohn. Nlckell, Pr. J. Welch, J,
H. Townseml. M. A. Miller, nnd J. 1.
McKlnnon were elected dtlCKatoa to the
national convention. A irrcttt many of
the anil-free silver delcKiitea voted blank.
Thla etibjeoted them to connldcrnhle crit
icism from tho victorious silver element
The convention adjourned till 10:30 tomorrow.
aa they xlt-d prior to IKJ. the silver
coin In tin full, leKiil tender, e'limlly with
Hold,, fur all ii Ins nnd due., pul.llc and
private: miwI Wo denounce nil dlacrlm
Inntlon by the aovrrnm-nt aitiilrmt either
the (old or .liver urreiw y of ll. mun
try. We demand Unit the .eereiary of
the tren.tiry shall coin Into .tan Inrd all
ver dollnra, na aoon na prneilcnlil", nil
the .liver bullion now In im treasury
of the t'nited Htnte., which riprriw-Ma
.liver selaiKirsK", or rolntwn profit, to
the Kovernment: also, all sliver bullion
that may hereafter he orfend for coin-
The pin I form further ) muivla the re
peal of ul! apei'lllc contrnet laws: favore
the construction of the Nlcuriiuuu c.nul
to lie cofitrollwl hy the K'neriil Kovern
mi'ftt; tarlrT lor revenue only, uivl
rhild eiifiircemenl of the Monroe doctrine.
It also demiinil. the r.dnctlun of nil nil
arle., feilernl find .tiite: the nlMll.huient
of the rullrofpl comml..iin, and all other
useless rommlneloria, nrnl Ihe re-enact-nient
of the mortvuice tax law.
It d.noulne. the eiinivaiovin acta of
the last le(luture and all wvret polit
ical Ixulle ornnle. fnr rfltloua pro
wrlptlon. On the flshm qui-atlon. the
"We favor the preiM-rvatflin of the
salmon Industry of the .tale hy nhoi
Ishlrur all flahtrn4ia, wheela aixi .mull
I'eleantea to Ihe natlorul convention
were Instruct, 1 to aupport a rundldate
In favor of the free nnd unlimited cotn
mr of silver nt rntlo ol is to I.
The minority report, which waa voted
down, endorsed the natlonnl Democratic
platform of Ism. and Ita Interpretation hy
President Cleveland. It ulso endorsed
Lhe national edmtnUlratlnn.
It KPf m.lCA.V CO.VVKNTIOX
flpcciul to Ihe A.torlan.
Purtlamt. April . The ltepubllcnn
elate convention win called to ordiT to
day hy Chairman Hteel, of the etale com
uen-rni ueorae H. Williams, of Port
Fiilliicy Shnwp of Statements .Miiile
Ii) I'eoiitc U'bu Uoo't Know
Whereof They Speak.
Ii:i'( SITE IN GOOD SIIAI'E
Via a (Juoiiuo ot the C9lt Way to Clox
lp Matters-Sctcral riaaa Opca
larger fr.ipcrtv -. acr Date
It Tntir Ok a Vy.
The following la uk.n from the Port-lait-l
Kvenlnc Telegram of the Mh, and
It wuk for Itself :
"A rillroad man who has juat returned
from A.torla auya :he railroad situation
Uown triere has mt chunirwl In two
months, and tht thero Is about as much
enthusiasm left In the railroad boomers'
brrasts aa there la In a denl campaign
sheet. Although the bu.lneaa men or
; the town try to put up a bold and
; cheery front, and the real estate mcn
diplomatically en?o'jngo one another, yet
i l the same time they have no heart
In w hut they cay.
" 'The w ild dre.ims of spwulutora In
real estate, ekyecraper hotels and bual-n.-ks
block..- said the visitor, 'have re
ceived a rude shock aln.-o they observed
the manner In which Mr. Hammond's
t' hemes are la'lng puahed. I had a talk
with a lew of the people who are In a
position tl know whereof fhov inib
land, was elected temporary chairman. I and to mr .iirnrfn I fmm.t tha, mi.
Judga Williams appointed committees on . to strangers they wouLl any that all
criilenlliil. and order of bustni -aa, and ' their prospects were blight, yet on the
eu.iveimun iisis a rettws until I other hand there la a feeling- that after
t ni. I all the railroad will fall.
The convention met at In. m.. but tm- 'Where the fault lies 1 hell.., u ik.
mediately took a recess until 7 p. m. lack of Hint entrorlsln snirtt ,h, Hi..
When the hour arrlveil the crrdentlula
onmmlttee waa not ready to rcpuit, and
me convention listened to a sorech from
Thoa. H. Tongue, the Itepubllran nora-
tlrutulshes some Oregon communities.
Mr. Hammond may not be entirely
bUim-lews. He ha aecured great con
cessions, and Is asking for more. Some
Inee of the First District for congress, rf the mople are complaining; now that
Hla reference, in 1ctilnl,.v an , , , ... .
His references to McKlnlcy and protec
tlon were greeted with wild aipliiuse.
At l:u the credentials committee pre
sented It report. There were three re
reports, a majority, and two minority re-
porta. The majority report, signed hy
live of the committee, favesra seating the
Hlmon delegates from Multnomah coun
ty: the tlrst minority report, signed bv
Clymer. of Maker, favors seating the
iintl-Blmon delegate.: and the second mi
nority, signed by Clatsop, favors divid
ing the delegations hy giving each fac
tion a one-half representation. Kufua
Mullory, of Portlnnd. who held a nrosv
from Grant county, presented Ihe claim
Hammond owns the town, and Is kicking
because he cannot secure one small
block for that depot that they have
talked so much about. Were It not a
bread and butter proposition with them,
certainly there la one Astoria newspaper
that would "let loose" and tell the exact
truth about the railway scheme. In
which more than Astoria Is rightfully
concrnel. It ha hen suggested to me
that there la something behind all theae
hindrances to the development of the
" The weather ha not materially Inter
fered with construction work. I am told.
ana yet progress la painfully slow. Ham-
lorlnns know this, anil they also know
that It Is to their best Interest to have
work go forward Immediately through
out the length and breadth of the city
water frontage. And to thla end several
special committees have been working
hard during the past few days, and have
met with urilooked for success. Three
Thousand dollar In cash has been raised,
more necessary, and the moat
conservative and stiff-backed cltlsen ac
knowledges tonight that the matter can
and will be closed up within a day or
where. In the T'nited States, I any
work going on of any consequence In
the nature of railroad construction?
There Is none. The times have been
against the Investment of capital In the
enlargement of railroad system or the
construction of new lines. Asotrla can
congratulate herself that In the face of
tremeilous financial obstacles, she ha
already accomplished so much. A man
like Hammond, possessing so much ex
ecutive ability, combined with capital,
and the power to Influence capital, can
not be found every day. Hla work here
speaks for ltaelf. Already nearly a mil
lion dollar ha been expended on the
Astoria railroad, and yet to tbe casual
oturver, work ha only come need.
When one commences to criticise enter
prises of this kind, and particularly one
pretending to be a railroad man. he bad
better be sure of his fact before be
There wa a meeting yesterday
In the Chamber of Commerce rooms of
the various committees, and while there
waa little progress to report In the way
of actual eubsi-rtptlona to the depot site
In addition to the Hat already In print,
yet encouragement wa given that the
matter of the t3i balance can aoon be
adjusted. The means are at hand for
rhe accomplishment of the desired re
ault in several different ways. Ths spe
cial committee is now laboring with
the larger property owners on a plan
which can be quickly consummated If
agreeable to all. It 1 only a question of
which I the easiest way to close up the
deal. Those who know Aatoria know
that the proposition will succeed. If not
In one way. In another.
HORNS ON WOOL
or the Hlmon faction In a speech of an mond left town In anything but a peace
hour In length. -ri , ij ,w .u iA
C. W. Fulton, of Clatsop, then took the
platform and stwke for The second mi
nority report, favoring a division
Immediately after Fulton's speech, a
vote wns taken nnd the second minority
report, dividing the delegation and giving
each faction one-half representation, was
adopted by a vote of 1 to St The com
mittee on platrorm waa then selected by
the chairman, one member from each
county delegation. Hoi. Hlrsch was se
lected to represent Multnomah and Claud
Ontch. Marion. The platform commit
tee will meet tomorrow morning. After
It had been announces that the different
district convention would meet tomor
row morning to nominate district officers,
the convention adjourned to meet at the
Chamber of Commerce building tomor
row morning at 11 o'clock.
AN AKSKNai. COMINU.
they have not made the Inst -onceaaiona
he demands. The promoter has gone to
Ban I- ranclacn, and may go Kaat, and
nobody knows when he will come bacln
He has stated he will not let any more
contracts until the depot Mte 1 settled
upon, and this means that there will be
a long delay or no work done nt all on
the road this summer. And of course
as long as th-re Is nothing definite the
re.il estate shark can manage to do
business on attractive promises. In my
Judgment, Hammond wants too many as
surances to go ahead on every piece ot
work on the road. He says the road
will be built: but when?"
That the statements made by -.he rail
road man quoted In the ibove urtlcle,
are without foundation In fact, is ap
parent to anyone familiar with the situa
tion. It would seem that a newspaper
of the reputable record of the Telegram,
1 wotiia naruiy permit auch statementa
For the Protection of Washington Prop- be made without giving the true name
erty from the Btrlklruj Fishermen- of ,he "l" A"0"1- If the man who
Trouble Aniicii,t Wro" ,he rtlcle bad stepped out of
Trouble Anticipated. hi. office und proceeded a few blocks to
Olvmnla Wn Aiirtt a The ... ii. the wnBrf- he wouM have found a doien
oiympta. wn.. April .-Thc supplies carloads of hrldge Iron Just arrived In
anil ammunition for tbe detachment of Portland, and awaiting transportation to
Infanuy ordered to the protection of the Astoria where It la to be Immediately
fishing Interests alone, the Washington P'1"1 th! dmW. '"I'1 Hero!w Tong's
bank of ,h rhinmhi. . (v,"nl"Kon , bay connecting the Seashore road with
tank of the Columbia nver left here to- I the new line now being built between
day In charge of Adjutant General Bou- . Ooble and Astoria. If he had examined
tell. The rations for the enlisted men ' ,h rworJ of th t'nited States custom
of the detachment w, be commuted at ! tVlTht ""hate JyTl
fr centa per day. They wlB proceed to England loaded with the- heaviest
Maker's Muy. At Chehalls. they transfer ' yvT lttl'I hi a railroad track
for South Bend, and will proceed bv wa. ! oa the Pai'lnc Coast, consigned to the
ter to Ovaterviile .nswe.il. i. Astoria and Columbia River Railroad,
tir to iiyaterv tile, and by rail tu Ilwaco. and that the iw v.-.,i .in ...,ki
Hen. Moutell said the trooiw would stny rive here in June. " If he had inquired
nt the county recorder's office of Clat-
so long us the property of Washington
cltliens needs protection from ih. irik.
Ittg fishermen. Traps and Ismle will be
guarded by means of a steamboat, Which
will curry troops and patrol the river
outside of tho tlshlng iippllanoes. "l
anticipate, " Said the general, "that there
may lie serious trouble arising out of
A FI LL WEIGHT SILVER DOLLAR.
It Is safe to say that no solution of thA . h n. .
silver question Is feasible In this country Tongue Point
?i" V , "k. 0f ""vtP monnietulllsm. If miles of gradi
The financial plunk of the platform
rends us follows:
Whereas, the present depressed con
dition of the country und the shrinkage
of values are largely due to the llnanclal
system which has controlled the nation
for more than twenty yeurs past, we.
the Democrats of the Btnto of Oregon,
hereby declare ourselves aa unalterably
opposed to the single gold standard, and
demand the Immedlato return to the
constitutional standard of gold and stiver
by restoration by the general government,
independently of any foreign power, of
the unrestricted coinage of both gold and
allver Into standard money at a ratio of
It to L and upon term of exaot equality.
sop county, he would Uiere have learned
that the right of way for the railroad
hud long ago been deeded to the com
puny. If he had Inquired also at the
same office, und of the committee in
charge of affairs, he would have learned
I that large donations of land have been
made for the depot site In the central
, portion of Astoria. &nd that only a few
feet of ground remain to be given to
complete thut portion of the deal. He
I might also have learned that a large
j portion of tho grading, two tunnels, nnd
vuiiiiig urs. nave been done on
on miles of the road alinve
well as about five
the fia-ht I. r,.r...i ! w ' narrenton. if he
the us. of k" ".,u,T"''m- . 'I"" . Aatoria for the
. Hi.t.,, .no eiivt-r
people profess- to be favorable to this
and If they are, any feasible plan for
dealing with the aubject on a bimetallic
basis should receive tholr hearty sun
port. In our Inst Issue we suggested a plan
by wrhlch bimetallism could be secured
with the unlimited coinage of silver by
adopting a flexible ratio, thus adapting
the quantity of silver In the dollar to
tho value, so that the sliver .Inline i
actual circulation will always be worth
as much as the gold dollar, either as
i.i.iniuii ur as money, tinder such con
ditions there could be no tendency of
silver to drive out gold, or vice versa,
nnd, consequently, no reason for restrict
ing the coinage of either. From Qunton's
Magailne for April.
A STRANGE ACCIDENT.
8hlp Sink In San Francisco Harbor and
Six Seamen Were Drowned.
Special tp the Aatorlaa.
San Francisco, April 1-No stranger
disaster ever happened to a vessel than
the accident which befell the British
ship Blalrmor at T this morning. While
riding at anchor In Minion Bay, one
mil east of the Union Iron Works, the
vessel was struck by a violent squall,
which, together with the swift flood tide,
threw the craft oa her starboard side,
rapsised her completely and sank her
In less than five mlnues.
Fifteen seamen struggled In the water.
Six were confined In the vessel's hold, nnd
were probably pinned down by falling
dunnage used to holi the ship's ballast
In plaxt. -- . - . .- .
The imprisoned sextette never reached
the deck, as did their comrades engaged
with them In handling the ballast below,
and their bodies are Imprisoned In the
steel hull. The Blab-more' masts lie
level with the bay bottom, under seven
fathoms of water, and there Is not a
ahrht of the sailors. The sunken tomb
la visible above the waves. Here and
there on the surface of the water near
the scene of the calamity Is a piece of
drift from the wreck, but beyond this,
the vessel and men have been completely
The unfortunate men who lost their
lives were: T Ludwig, ths first mate;
Henry Clark, an able setman: Rol.md
Slegle, an apprentice: O. Renebaum. an
able seaman: H. Slnstrand, the watch
man: and Sam Kerry, the steward.
The squall that caused the disaster-
the most severe experienced on the south
arm of the bay for years.
MINERS ARE DOOMED.
Six Men Imprisoned In a Burning Mon
Butte, Mont.. April .-t'p to the latest
report the seven men imprisoned In
the burning Hope mine at Basin had
not been reached or heard from, and
then friends are certain now not one t.
alive. All night the entire nonulattnn ..r
Basin worked unceasingly and resorted
to every known effort to get air down to
the entombed miners. After the timber
commenced to fall down, the hope of ever
Deinar aoie to save the men was given
up. Several candles and lanterns were I
lowered today, but thev got no fnether I
. . - - - - i - , :-v u. num i. n rnni.
man iwentv reef before Oi.,t .i. i . . . . .
er and go ont. . " "nV.7 " "":.r "-' -
: r f-..iw guilty to a,
Mills, of Tews, and .Mitchell, of Ore
gon, Participate la a Lively
GENTLEMEN WERE SARCASTIC
Scathiig Deiaaciatioa of the America- rrs
fective Issociatioa by rieprestata
tite ritzgerild -- Appro
Washington, April --ln the senate to
day there was a lively tart (if colloquy fol
lowing Senator Mantle' speech on re
committing the tariff bill to tbe fluanoa
committee. Hawley questioned some cat
the wool figure which bad been siren,
and aooke of tbe idle woolen factorlea
and tbe atagnant condition ot Industry
in tbe East
Hoar declared the Eastern senatori b4
voted here for protection on wool, while
the Western states had lent senators
here from Kansas, Texas and Oresnat
who had voted (or free wool This
brought Mill to hi feet, who, declared
agalnat the atatement made that tha
wool manufacturers bad suffered by IhsT
Wilson tariff law.
Mills rejoined that every particle ot
wool now manufactured was made by
"Then," be added, "a protective tariff
la a protective humbug."
"Let me ask tbe senator from Texas.
Inquired Mitchell, of Oregon, 'if then)
has not been a vast decrease in tha num
ber of Texas sheep since the Wilson lav
went Into force.
"I don't believe It" responded Mill.
"But tbe statistics of tbe state skew
It" Insisted Mitchell.
"The statistics are made by tbe wool
men In the delusion that they are bene
fited." said Mills.
"Are your state official of Texas
aheepmen?" pursued Mitchell.
"The statistics are from sheepmen,
As he sat down, Mitchell sold: "A Dem
ocratic congress favored the free wool
otii ana tne people discount'! the Demo
"Yes," responded Mills, "and someborl-r
discounted the Republican party In 119!."
IN THE HOUSE.
Washington, April 9. The house today.
after debating- the hill to abolish com-'
pulsory pilotage on sailing vessels en- '
gaged In coastwise trade, defeated tha
measure by a large majority. 6s to HZ
The District of Columbia approprtatjoat
bill, which was recommitted early 1st
March, after a protracted light against
appropriations for private and sectarian
charitable Institutions, wa brought Into
the house today with the specific ap
propriations stricken out and contain! ns;
In lieu thereof the appropriation tt a
lump sum for charities, to be expended
under the direction of the district com
missioners, with the proviso that no part
of the appropriation should go to In
stitution In ecclesiastical or sectarian
The feature of the debate waa a vig
orous attack on the A. P. A. by Mr.
Fltxgerald. "The members of tbe house,
said Mr. Fitzgerald, "have been Impor
tuned not In the interest of Justice, eX
freedom, or of the bruad spirit of Dber
allty and Americanism, to oppose thla
bill, but because It appropriated money
for Cathollo Institutions, I stand upon
this floor, born and bred a Roman Cath
ollc. and proud of it and I deny the right
of any secret, oathbound organisation to
come before the legal representatives or
the American people, and, by Its dark,
deep, underhand methods, seek to de
prive me and the members of the religion '
which I profess, from the honest rlghta
and privileges and dues of American el- '
A vote was taken on the amended bin.
which was passed, 134 to 21.
NOT SUCH A JOKE. AFTER ALL.
San Francisco, April '.-Nicholas Claus-
Followlng are the name of the men in
the mine: John Buckley, Martin Sulli
van. Hugh McKowan. Patrick R,,..iri
Barney Hall. Will Belden and Ed. M-
A CROOKED TRANSACTION.
,hat 'o7 of yours good for any
thing?" he asked of a man an he mo
tioned to a canine that lay behind the
"Is he? You Just lay your band on my
shoulder and utter a 'whoo.' "
The man did so, and the dog m 'rang up
and bit his owner en the leg iPd grace
"How do you account for that?" aaked
tha Inquirer, as a general laugh went
"Hang itl I had forgotten that he waa
cross-eyed, waa tha reply. "I ought to
have placed my band on your shoulder
completion of the railroad between As-
lorta and Oohie, within the next two
years; that the contract Is valid and
binding on both sides; that Mr. Ham
mond has the financial ability to carry
out his part of the contract: that the
money la up, with which to complete the
work on his part and that the cltlsen
of Astoria have practically completed all
conditions on their part to insure the
carrying out of the contract. The "I"
referred to ought to appear before the
public In bis proper person and n.-k.
nowledgo that he purposely misled an
unsuspecting newspaper editor or else he
was entirely misinformed upon .the sub
ject about which he was talking.
Astoria Is a comparatively Btnall city,
but It Is amply able and will carry out
Its railroad project. The ends may not
be accomplished this year, but the con
tract will be fulfilled within the time
limit. Astoria has its little troubles, as
does nny other town, undergoing radical
changes. That the people cannot agree
at once upon plans which involve heavy
e.peniw iur me location of the depot,
does not argue that the main project will
miscarry. There Is no such possibility
nor does any one dream of such an out
come. If the location of the depot is
not agreed upon within the next few
days, the railroad company may not do
any active work within the city limits:
but the enterprise as an entirety is al
ready assured, and If construction of
the principal portion of the line Is tem
porarily delayed, It Is certain of com.
pletlon In any event by the expiration of
the time mentioned In the contract As-
Texas Father Kills His Daughter, Her
Lover, and Himself.
charge of murder, changed his plea, and
Interposed insanity as his defense, was
found guilty of murder in the first de
gree today, with a pcnaltv fixed i
! prisonment for life. Five Germans on
! the J""" aved the life of their fellow
j countryman. To secure a verdict a com
j promise of life imprisonment was agreed
upon after twenty-four hours' deliberation.
Brenham. Texas. April 9-At 2:10 this I
morning, on the denot Dlatform nt mil I
llcan. John Brooks shot and killed his s' Francisco, April s.-Tho national
daughter. Mollle Rrooks, and her lover, racing- board of the League of American '
A. C. Worrells, as they were about to w-heelmen has appointed' Carrol K.
boanl the northbound passenger train ' Hughes, of Portland, as the rapresenta
for Bryant to be married. After the tlve of -ht body for the state of Ore
shooting Brooks went to a rock auarrv I Kn- .
Memphis. April 9. The Tennessee der
by, m miles, valued at JS.Ooo, was won
today by Dr. McLean's brown gelding;
Berclalr, Lady Inei second, and Ben Eb r
third: time. 1:55, and It Is the Tennessee
Derby record, the best previous perform-
ance being that of Fandango, 1:59.
near Milllcan and sat down on
of dynamite, which he exploded
blew himself to atoms.
MARCHING ON SUAK1M.
The Reported Anglo-French Understand
ing Renders Italy Uneasy Re
Rome, April 9. The rumored under
standing between England and France
on the subject of Egypt causes alarming
suspicions to be entertained hire regard
The fact that Osman Dlgna has left
Kasala and Is now marching on Suaklm
Liver pool, April 9.-Close-Wheat, spot,
Columbus. Ohio, April 9.-The state or
Ohio, on and after July L will Inflict
capital punishment by electricity, the bin
GREEKS BEST US. 'X
Athens, Auril 9 The Americans mrJ.
peted In the gymnastlo exhibition on ths
rings and parallel bars, horse leaulnar
sternly: demand poor; No. 2 red winter! I and team work, which were the featuiea
f California. tf'SJ?'"1 68 - N- of tbe olym "me. today, on tj
Hops Pacific Coast, a. IBs-
Portland, April 9-Wheat, unchanged.
and the native audience went wild wiih
Highest of all in Leavening power..
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