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ICXCLAJSIVIC TKIJiGHAFIIIC PRESS RICI'ORT.
ASTORIA, ORKUON, THURSDAY MORNING; MAY 14, 1890.
Of the Fine Lines of Men's and Boy's Cloth
Quilts, etc., at factory prices for cash, a
one price to all alike.
C. S. JACOBSOJN
COMMERCIAL ST.. ASTORIA. OR.
0 YOU NEED ANYTHING
A New Lot of
In the Fisherman'5 Supply Line
...(Dust Be Sold in the Next Sixty Days...
KUUARDLF.MM OP CUMT
Trustee for M.C.CROSBY
...Duck Hullii... I ...Wool Hulta....
From f2.00 Upward Prom 09 to $50
Silk Bullet, $20 Upward
AUo Apeclal Salt oil LADIP.S' UNDLltWEAB. Call ss sss
vslu and Prices.
a. FREEMAN, laU el Prssasan Hulmt.
COLUHBIA IRON WORKS
Foundrymen, Blacksmiths, Machinists and Boiler Makers
Manufacturing and Repairing of ail Kindt
Iron and Brass Castings. General Blacksmith Work
PECIALTItS - W.kh Pt-nt Wheal, Shir
Smithing and Sttambost Work, OniMry anil
I Mill Machinery. Maria and Stationary Boll
'wi Built te Ordaf.
Specially equipped for Loggers' Work.
Bay Foundry). Phone 78. . Correspondence
FISHBtt'S OPERA HOUSE
Presenting- the Grand
IN H ACTS
'At the Picket Line'
Box office open
at N. Y. Novelty
Htore, on Tues
day, lath lnet.
Admission, 6O0 FRlPlAV
To all parts of the house. I IVIlrt I ,
Goods, Hats. Caps, Boots and
Valises, Umbrellas, Blankets
For the One-Price
Clothiers, Hatters and Furnishers
LETTER PnEflflEII. COPYING ROOKM.
INKHTANDH. TAIU.KTB. IN' KB,
III.ANK lllrOKB, BLUE PRINT PA
PER, WASTE NAflKKTn, DESK
TRAVa. PEN RACK". TYPE WHIT
I NO PAPER, IllllliONS AND CAIIHON
...City Hook Store
LE VERE & CO.
R. T. EARLE, lata al Itocktoe, C.I.
Located on 18th and Franklin (Scow
Get your tickets
of the Club.
MAY 1 C Bests Reserved
ITIA I IJ without extra charge.
An Indirection Trip 'ns Mmlc Yes
tcrdny hy a Tarty of Off j
U N MIM H NEARLY I IMSIICI)
faliasbsirits is (.(Kid toiditisi asd Rapid
rrorjre l rkisrj H4t (.imm) reel'
lag os I be rare ul ill- Stcaw
er Miik is .Mid.
Al 1 o'clock yesterday lift, rnoon a Inrgr
laerty of railroad official, and capitalists
look Hi steamer 1 w y.-r for sn Inaia-rtlon
trip of 1 hi, grade irk heir! don slmve
Tontine P0I11I. Th lrl a a. made pur
tlrulnrly In arlrr to .how Mr. N. lon
llwuictl I he ln- of thr Ik ml uri, what
had already been accompllahcd. The uf
ternoon was a moat iilcuttotit one, snil
h. Ili hint hi. la fur th new work arrr
nir.1 Ju.t irlor to th departure of thr
Unit, everybody In good humor and
r. purr, I to enjoy th rsrundon. Those
In thr party were Mr. Nrlaetn Itenne-tl
luromn, (J. Vtlngulc, J M. Turnry, Geo.
NoUnd, V. K. Nile., traveling freight
ngent of the 1'nlon I'aclflr; A. (1. lUrkrr,
K-h.rul i,in ('hl'so nl Null literal, rn
W. II A.lnlr. Cot John Ailulr, 8. D.
A.Kilr, Hamiirl Hroan, Attomry J. II.
Hmllh, l. K. Wsrrn, W. t. Tarruni, lr.
AlfrrJ Klnnry, rml1 Piirn.l.lr. R. Ul-
1,11. IlotH-rt Waltrflrlrl. Cuptnin llsMililgr,
II Vn!ilu.,-n, I)r. M M Walker, A. II.
lUmmoml. I.. II flrtrlry. K. A. H,lr.
IVtn linu-n. W, W. f'orry. Mr. (Jri-n-
ouirh. J ii. In,. J II l. ilrir, J I'. Trul
llnKrr. Hornier. Thins. Thne. Tmlllnsrr.
r W. Hhlvrly, W. K. Wrrn. C. A
Hhi-n, I. .inker, of llriipnrr. Or., lf and
The trip ana muilr a. a aort of .'H
lirnllon of the ivent rvenla rraultlnff
In ili i i.. ln: of the h'luv. l hoi. I pro
Jerl nrxl I lie reelvln of Mil. for thr
ornlr.ntlon of the hulnnie of Ihe line
of rtllrii,!. The Aaturtnna preaeni are
unions Hie forernoat who havn ram fur
mniiy yir puahlris for the mlviin"em,4it
of their rlty. All aeiv Imfp) anil there
era many rormratuUilona erhnej
thai rTlr luiil prnirreiuul o fdvorahly
1 ho alnnis north aUwl nm.le the Iwy
iiulie roiish. Imt the anil ana nil the
more enjoynhle. 1'nnMlnir Tonuue iKiInt
the atemner Poller ana almi.ill.il. n.i
na ilipiml. Knterlrm Culhl.im.t Iwy a
rjn. iew wna prr-wntml of tne 'ireson
ahorr. Willi Hmlille Molintnlll loomlns lii
n trie iiiatnner Toniue Point lm! on
t Mumlny heat nml thr hrluht aprlng
follugn wn never iMn to hetler alv,in-
iie. One of the Kenllernrn of the pnrty
mentioned the lnet thnt a proOHltton
hinl Inen ninilr to turn the point into
a city park, whereuiion Mr llummon.i
aHke up ami autht thut If thnt ever w
urnnl he wonlil rnumntee to arrvl irom
Monumu two Inifluliwa. to lie doniUIIrd
n the rurk. Monluna now hua probably
he. only bulTulo hrrl In the I'nllert
Ht.itr. of any pretentions ein pi th wild
onra In Vrllowatnnv Park. The Montana
herd numbers 114 head, and th animals
are worth ISO rach.
I'ump No. 1 was passed where all the
men were seen to be bu.lly engngt-d
working on the Tongue cut. The grnd
of the road has been kept up In nrt-clui
oomlltlon, and the rock rlp-rnpplng I. ot
he very best. The rock Is quarried ut
he end of Tonsue Point, sntl two
steamers have been kept btia) for sev-
etal months In transporting it to the
embankments. The old Powell place, sit
uated on a high bank, made a beautiful
picture, with Its sloping given fields.
uai beyond thl. thn John Day tunnel
wss reached, sml sfter Inapectlng the
work east of thnt, the boat wus turned
about ne.tr llurnaldr Point. Here a slight
Interruption occurred. The tide hnd
commenced to ebb, and In turning
around the nose of the boat stuck In
the mud. Like clams at low water the
xcur.lonl.ts paced the deck of the Utile
learner, esch having a sepnnie theory
ss to ths best manner of extricating the
puny from Its difficulty. An sll night's
tay on the rsnd bar was not pleasant
to contemplate. A bright thought struck
udge ursy snd Captain E. A. Seeloy
about the same time. A passing gaso
line launch wss hailed, and the two gen-
lemen took passage on It, carrying with
them sn order from Contractor Corey
to the csplstn of his steamer, the Klec
trie to effect rescue of the stranded
excursionists. While wsltlng for the Ar
rival of the Electric, much amusement
was hud by sll on board the Dwyer.
Si or lea were told and suggestions offered
ml they even msde an effort to haul
the boat off by throwing out the anchor
und nil hands pulling on the rone. The
sail down the bay wss an exceptionally
ne one. The northwest wind hsd utmost
locome a tale, and as the Kleotrto round
ed Tongue Point spray wss thrown high
ami many times dashed over the boat.
If there wss a kicker In the party
or nny doubters, they did not make
hrmselves known. Enthusiasm and the
best of feeling prevailed. The realisa
tion of Astoria's long efforts seems to
have become a fact And this wss the
uppermost thought In every man's mind.
As Mr. VanOusen expressed It. "We
cannot expert to see the cars running
omorrow, ss all these things take time;
but the beginning of the end Is here,
nnd In a few months the entire work
will be well under way. Construction
will be commenced at once upon the wa
terfront, depot, snd the grading to do
le. It Is now for us to pull together snd
see that we take full advantage of the
opportunity which la ours. The indus
trial question Is a paramount one. and
It must be handled csrefully, energetical
ly, nnd In a business like manner. Wi
ave won the first great battle, and will
not atop until we have here the greatest
port on the Paclflo const.
CHAMBER Ol' COMMERCE.
Mnny Matters of Interest Considered at
lat Night's Meeting.
The Chamber of Commerce met lust
evening. Present, Q. Wlngste, presi
dent: James W. Welrsh, vloe president:
K, C. Holden, secretary: Judge Gray, J.
Q. A. Bowlby, M. J. Kinney, J. E. Orat
ke, P. P. Kendall, Jnmcs Flnluyson, J.
S. Delllnger and others.
After the usual routine business, ths
secretary read communications from
Governor Lord, Henatur Mltohell. and
Cnpt W. L. Fl.k, It. B. Engineers, and
the following from the secretary of war
lo HeriNlor Mllr hll on Ihe sulijeri of the
iill.-Ki-l olialru' tlon to Ihe rhuniu l
WhlhKton, I). i April . !.
lion. John II Mitchell, I'nUrd Htntes
Hlr: I have I he honor to sr-k'iotieria'r
Ihe receipt of your leit, r of IJili ultimo.
Iru lualrig map and other pupa-r. iHsrina
iin the riiestlon of alleged oliatructlon
to the fuvln-uhlo waters of ths I'olomlila
river near Aatorls. Oregon, also the al
leged unlawful occupation of the govern
ment reaervatlun, sn Inland In nald river,
by flail Ira i
In reply I beg to Inform you thsl Cap
tulii W. L flak, corps of KnKlnecra, '. s
nrniy, to s horn the mutter was ref -rn-d.
rM" rra, under dale of the Kin Inalsnt, as
"No imp. tune hern or are being put
In .it the point imlicatrd on map forward
ed l,y Mr Kurusein, and. so far ss can
lie uacrrlulned, there Derma to be no In
tention on tlm psrt of any one to pluoe
Imp. ut these points.
"There la one trap some illaisn'.' from
the plnce Indicated which projects s little
lu-yorid Ihe channel line, but the owners
time atated In writing lhat tl will lie
removed st onre."
DANIEL H. LA MONT.
8-rretary of War.
The following letter from the I'nltu
Htstea lighihouae board In snawer to the
rlutmlier'. petition for the itaillahmeni
of range lights at Ihe mouth of ihe Col-
unihla explains Itself:
E. C. Holden. Kiu g. r.-tury Aatorls
ChsmlNT of t'onujierve, Aatorta, Or :
fllr: Referring to yeur letter of a
March. 'Irs, you in Informed that the
hoard, ut Us session of 4 May, W, ron
aldereHj ihe subject of the eninlill.hment
of range light, st the mouth of the Col
umbia River, Oregon.
After carefully examining the matter
Ihe hoard finds Itaelf unnlile to recom
mend the eatubllshment of the lights In
GEO. r. F. WILDE.
Commander, I'. rl N.,
letters lo Judge Gray, chairman of the
Caacade canal commlattee, from Hens tor
Mid lu ll and t apt. Flak. In reference to
the delay In the opening of the lorka.
were also read.
A communication, addressed to Mr.
Wlnarnte, n prraldent of the Chamber.
on Ihe subject of the present drsdlock
of the nshlng Industry, ronuuning sug
gestions hlrh If put In practice the
writer was of the opinion would brlnsr
about a speedy termination of the pres
ent stagnation of local bualnexs The
communication wss presented to the
ctuiinl-r slgne.1 "tuisen." The presl-
lent being saknl the qiustlon. stated
he knew the writer, but would not feel
Juatllted In giving his name, without his
ronacnl. which ss soon as he-could see
hi in. h hnd no .loulil the gentlemsn
would give. The chamber declined to
receive the paper without the writers'
uime was attaches!, but us the subject ot
the communication was one of xlt.il Im
portance to the husihi' Interests of this
city, they suggeateel that tbr preedent
nil mi enrly sM-rlal meetliiKfor Its e-on-
rlileratlon. which will probably be done.
Hie mi-ellng was then adjourned.
HOW THE SPANISH CENSOR
Dispstck as It Vas Oriyia.ll writ tea aid
riled tor Traasatissioi kjr tke
(Special Calile by Fred W. Lawrence.!
Havana. Muy 7. (Copyrighted, im, by
Ihe New York Journal.) General Herns I.
of the 8panlsh army, has been driven out
of Cuba by General Weyler.
The "butcher" and BernaJ parted bit
ter enemies, and are likely to fight a
duel If they meet In Spain.
llernal'a column has been operating In
Plnar del Rio. against Maceo. At the
battle of Cacarajtrara Rernal'i column
failed to support the regular troops and
the Spantrsds met with a terrible de
feat, losing hundreds of men.
Weyler today figuratively kicked Btrnal
out of the Island. At the Interview be
tween the two men both were turtous.
Bernnl threatened the captain-general
with personal violence If he ever met him
On his part, General wtyltr said he
would make It his business to find Ber
nnl In Spain, when hostilities would be
BOUGHT A BRIDE.
For the Price of Her Passage Across
8t. Louis, Mo., May II Mary Jacobsen,
a Sweiilxti girt was purchased by Stan
ley Johanse-n at Prairie Du Pont, III., for
Ull Monday. They were married by the
lllage squire Tuesday afternoon In the
presence of nearly all the villagers. The
bride is a buxom looking girl, about is
years of age. She emigrated to the
United States six weeks ago. and ?ume
directly to Prairie Du Pont. III. Michael
Sorenson, a 8t. Clair county coal miner.
went across the ocean to bring his sweet
heart to America. They hnd been lovers
from tn time tney were cniinren. ,
When young Sorenson emigrated to the
United States to seek his fortune he
promised his sweetheart that when he
had the means he would return for her.
Sorenson kept his word, and she came
to this country with her lover. He paid
all the expenses of bringing her from
Sweden to Prairie Du Pont But the old
name of childhood love appears to have
been extinguished. She liked Michael,
but she did not love him. She had been
but g few days In the pretty little village
when she met Stanley Johansen, a young
and good-looking coal miner. They fell
In love at first sight, and In a .week he
asked Mary to marry him. She said
she'iuld If Sorenson would release her.
i 't Michael that she did not love
him, -nted to marry Johansen. So
renson soiu that he did not want to mar
ry a girl who did not love him. but said
he was out S2S0 on his trip to Sweden
and return, and he thought Johansen,
If he took the girl, ought to pay him
back the money that ha was out Johan
sen had but till, and Sorenson accepted.
Pueblo, May 11 Senator Teller will be
endorsed by a formal resolution tomor
row by the Colorado Republican state
convention and will be chosen by accla
mation to head the delegation to St
Free coinage and protection will be de
clared the cardinal principles ot the Re
publican faith In this state, but no In
structions for candidate for presidential
nomination will be given. Further, there
Is little likelihood that the convention
will Instruct the Colorado delegates to
boll the St. Louis gathering If a gold
standard plank Is adopted ami a man In
harmony with such a view la nominated.
DonlRQ-KlnakiT Elation Case Prom
lllinoi Kciummittcd After a
THE RIVKK AMJ IIAKBOK KILL
rtsscd kjr Ike Scsste. aid Carries aa ag
gregate ol sboit 7(.rxMi.(SX Bore
lidiaa rirjhtcra drilled
Washliigton, May 11-After one of the
hardent fought parliamentary buttles of
the session, which continued until al
most o'clock tonight, the house re
committed the contested election esse
of Hlnuker vs. Downing, from the Six
teenth Illinois district, to the committee
on election, with Instructions to recount
lue ballots In dispute. The vote stood
IM to C, divided a. follows: Ayes C7 Re-
publlrans, O Democrats, and S Popu
lists; noes S. Itefiubllcans.
The supporters of the majority report
to unseat Downing, a Democrat, and
seat the contestant, realised that the
disaffection on their side was so strong
that the minority report would probably
lie adopted and they Inaugurated a sys
tematic filibuster to gain time to rally
their forces. The first test of strength,
on the motion to adjourn, M to 13). con
firmed their suspicions, but they fought
valiantly to the end and went down In
the Inat ditch after slaving off tnnl
action for four hours. Ths speaker gave
them considerable leeway it the begin
ning of the right, but towards the erd
he dee lined to tolerate dilatory tactics.
Aa a last resort many of the supporters
of the majority refused to vote, but the
speaker counted them, snd tne Demo
crats and dissenting Republicans scored
In cloatng the debate Dalxlel declared
that a partisan decision of the case would
be a disgrace to a Republican congress.
The nilbusters, after having exhausted
every expedient, were obliged lo allow
a vote to be taken on the substltnte for
the majority resolution tn favor of seal
ing Kinaker. Several advocates of the
majority resolution left the house on
roll call, but the quorum held and the
substitute was agreed to, IS to B, Tl
oresi-nt and not voting. The resolution
ns umeniled was then adopted. 137 to ?2.
The speaker counted the 33 present and
not voting to make up the quorum.
Hopkins carried his obstnictl.'e tac'.lcs
to the last ditch and made a point of no
quorum on the formal motion to lay on
the table the motion to reconsider, which
on a rising vote resulted LS to 0. The
EDITS CUBAN SPECIALS
Tie Saae Dispatck as It Vas Cakled Alter
tke Spaaisk Ceisor ia Havaia
Bad Edited It.
(Special Cable by Fred W. Ijtwreoce.j
Havana, May 7. (Copyrighted. 18S. by
the New York Journal. General Bernal,
the ofllcer who haa recently seen hard
sen-Ice In Plnar del Rio, leading his col
umn against the forces of Bandit Maceo,
haa arrived In Havana and will shortly
depart for Spain, he having taken leave
of his command. His column was count
ed on to assist In the battle of CacaraJI
cara, but was unfortunately unable to
take part In the engagement
There la great sorrow tn the hearts ot
all the soldiers over General Bernal's de
parture, and Captain-General Weyler ts
particularly sad because the gallant offi
cer muat take his departure.
The meeting between Captain-General
Weyler was similar In affecting pathos
to the meeting between one or our own
great American soldiers. General James
Coleman Drayton, and General Henry
A loop Borrows, during the great trouble
In the United States, As General Bor
rowe embraced General Drayton so Gen
eral Bernal embraced General Weyler,
and an affecting scene ensued when they
General Bemal assured Captain-General
Weyle' that he would accord a
warm reception to him upon his return
to Spain after conquering the bandits,
and on his part General Weyler promised
to renew with General Bernal In Spain
the conditions under which they parted.
THE OLDEST WOMAN
In the United States Dying-Wedded at
Chlcopee. Mass., May 11 Mrs. Mar
garet Bowen, who Is 1J1 years old. Is
dying In Iter little cottage on the out
skirts of the town. The doctors say she
cannot live but a few days at the mo.et.
She came to this country from Ireland
on the day Lincoln was assassinated.
She Is one of a family of nine, all ot
whom lived to be 70. She married when
she was 88 years old, her husband being
43, a widower, with two children, Mrs.
Bowen says she Is ready to die, as she
believes her time has come. She speaks
only the Irish language. She refuse to
have any medical treatment as she never
took any medicine In her life. The little
hut In which she lived was so small
that aha had to scoop a hole In the
earthen floor In order to Hnd a place
for her coal and wood. Mrs. Bowen Is
the oldest woman In the United States.
THE CLAKK STAKES.
Louisville, May tl Next In Importance
to the Kentucky derby la the Clark
stakes at a mile and one-eighth, and
today that event was decided before 75WI
people on a fast track and In fine weath
er. The race was a disappointment aw
ing to Ben Brush being scratched. Mlka
Dwyer gave W. McGuigan a uheck for
$10,000 and became the owner of Ben
Eder, who was raced In Dwyer'. colors
and was ridden by Sims. Ben Eder won;
Semper Ego second; Parson third. Time,
There' more clothing destroyed by poor
soap than by actual wear. "Hoe Cake"
soap contains no free alkali and will not
Injure the finest lace. Try It and notice
the difference In quality. Ross, Hlgglna
The woman who does not ride a wheel
la the exception.
speaker, however, amid great applauae,
counted the house and announced lo
"I ohsllengs the count of the speuker,"
shouted Hopkins, "and aak for tellers"
"The chair dlaregards ths challenge,"
replied the speaker.
The house then adjourned.
RIVER AND HAKJJOK BILL PA88ED.
Washington, May II. The river and
harbor appropriation bill was passed by
the senate today after an unusually
stormy experience lasting nutny days
As finally passed th bill makes direct
appropriation, of S12,2M.rM) and author
ises the continuing contracts of yn.nn.
t). an aggregate of fi,H).na. During
the debate today the statement wss msde
that this was the largest aggregate for
the river and horbor bill in Je history
of the government. Gorman sought to
secure sn amendment limiting the non
tract expenditures to ten millions annu
ally, but the intendment was La tiled-
yens : noes H
Prye, chairman of the commerce com
mittee, closed the deba'.e on the Mil,
m iking a si.itemnt showing the remark.
able development of American commerce
snd the consee.u.t decreasing of freight
rates. On the Anal passage of the bill
nine senators voted in the negative. A
number of house bills were passed dur
ing the day. Including a bill requiring a
years residence in any territory as
requisite to divorces.
NO PROGRAM FIXED.
Washington, May IX The Republican
steering committee of the senate bad a
brief n.eeting today for the purpose of
considering the order of business, out
side of the appropriation bills, for the
remainder of the session, but, without
reaching a definite conclusion, adjourned
till Saturday Allison was chosen as
rhslrmsn and Dubois as secretary.
Washington. May U. The senate today
paased a bill amending an act granting
pensions to survivors of Indian wars.
ao as to Include the survivors of the
Fevre river war. California. Indian dis
turbances of lkil-51 and the Indian wan
of Utah, Oregon and Washington.
Washington, May 11 The treasury to
day lost ll.511.) In gold coin and fcM.Uri
In bars, which leaves the true amount
of the gold reserve at SU4.tM.3Xl. Ot
the total withdrawn today Sl,ju,J0 was
CHANGE OF LOCATION.
Washington, May 11 The location and
title of the First National Bank ot
Sprague. Wash., has been changed to
the Fidelity National Bank, of Spokane.
Slid Termination of Boating Party
8eclaJ to the Astorian.
Skamokawa. May 11 A very sad end
ing was Lhat of a boating party which
left Skamokawa Tuesday afternoon for
a sail In a It ah boat to Cathiamet and re
turn. The party was composed of Mrs.
A. R. Crosby, Miss Retta Kennedy and
Messrs. Frank Peterson, Charles Newell
and a Mr. Crafts, or Portland, who Is
visiting here. The boat was In charge
of young Peterson, who had the reputa
tion of being very skilful and careful In
handling a boat and everything seems
to have gone pleasant until the party
attempted to return. When oft the
mouth of the channel which turns Into
Cook's slough they caught a heavy
squall; It la thought that the sheet ot
the sail got Jammed or foul In some way
and the boat capslsed. Crafts succeeded
In climbing on top of the boat and for a
time he held Mrs. Crosby, but she had
no strength and he could not hold her.'
He thinks some one pulled her away
from him. There was quite a fleet ot
boats near at the time, but they did not
go to the assistance of the drowning
people as soon as could have been ex
pected on account of the squall. Young
Newell could not swim, and although
Peterson was a good swimmer he seems
to have perished in his attempt to save
Miss Kennedy, Mrs. Crosby and Newell
combined. A fishboat at last got near
enough to rescue Miss Kennedy and Mr.
Miss Kennedy was nearly dead
when taken Into the boat but the fisher
men succeeded In bringing her to life,
and about 7:30 In the evening she and
Mr. Crafts were landed at Skamokawa.
Mrs. Crosby waa the wife of A R. Cros
by, the band saw flier at the mill. They
had been married but six weeks. Mr.
Peterson was the only son of Mr. P. O.
Peterson, of this place, and was about
21 years old. Young Newell was the
only son of Mr. Henry Newell of thin
place, and was 29 years old. The acci
dent Is the worst that ever took place
here, and the little village is filled with
sorrow. None of the bodies have been
recovered, but a large party of cltlsens
are out dragging the river. Diver John
son was sent for, but the water was
very deep where the drowning took place
and the current very swift and there la
little hope of their recovery. At last
reports Miss Kennedy was recovering
from the shock and resting comfortably.
SENTENCES AS COMMUTED.
Reported that Hammond Will Get Five
Berlin; May 11 A private telegram
has been received her which asserts
th sentences of CoL Francis Rhodes,
Lionel Phillips, John Hays Hammond
and Geo. Farrar. four members of the
Johannesburg reform committee, who
were condemned to death, and whose
entenoes were afterwards commuted.
have been fixed at Imprisonment for
Ave years. The sentences of the nf ty
nlne other members of the reform com
mittee, which were fixed by th -roust at
two years' Imprisonment and a fine ot
a. 000, followed by three years' banish
ment, have been commuted to one year's
Liverpool. May 11 Wheat, soot. Arm:
No. t red winter, 6 Hdr No. 1 hard Man
itoba, Ss 4d; No. 1 California, &s id.
Portland, May 11 Wheat, unchanged.
Highest of all in Leavening Powers Latest U. S. Govt Report
Delay la rroccedings Kill Soon Be at
an Cod and Delegates Get
Down to Work.
SEVERAL BISHOPS RETIRED
Ose of tke Biskops to Be Elected Kill Be of
Africa! Desccit Ckaige to Be
Hade ii Rales Coteriieg
Terss of rastors.
Cleveland, May tt-The delay la Lbs
procesdinga of the Methodist leneral
Conference on account of the failure ot
several committees to present tneir reso
lutions Is about at an end. With the
election ot bishops and conference offl
sers, which begins tomorrow morning,
th conference will get down to real,
solid work, and the sessions from now
oo are likely to be full of Interest
The committee on Episcopacy decided
today to recommend to toe conferenc
that Bishops Bowman and Foster be de
clared non-effective, which la equivalent
to retirement sjvl t hat dim. .- mu-u
be elected. It was practically decided to
take the same action In regard to bishop
Taylor, of Africa, but his speech to the
committee Induced It to defer action.
Bishop Bowman Is W years old. Bishop
Foster Tf. and Rlnhnn T.vlne 71 th.
committee decided to recommend that
on of the new bishops be ot African
descent The candidate of the colors
delegates la Dr. Bowen, of the Gammon
The committee on Itinerary will e-
onunend that th Are-year limit may be
extended one year by the appeal of th
congregation to the quarterly conference
where It must have a three-quarter vote,
after which It must receive th vote of
majority of th cabinet of preeddtng
elders. Including that the presiding elder
having charga of the church and th
oisnop must consent Ttiis may be don
year after year for firs years, making
the tanareat twMathlji na.tnn . . -
The laity claims It will defeat this plan
Th minority committee report asking
for the abolishment ol that Hm. limit win
be submitted to the conference and will
pruosDiy oe supponea oy tne laity.
The Session at Everett Will Ee Harmo
nious California PopulUts.
Seattle. May Il-Probably the most
harmonious political convention ever hekt
In this state will assemble at Everett
tomorrow. Th ntitlmk la that lh.M
will be little friction in the convention
proceedings. Whitman and gpokan
COlin t V dt.lM.IM will nmhaMv ev ,
bring out a silver platform, but the ton
of the convention will be almist entirely
ior souna money,
A Blank tn favor nf hlm.allta,n ai.Hltw.,
to International agreement will likely be
adopted. Ths chairman of the conven
tion will undetuhteHlv h IaIi. a
Mtllan, of Island county, and those most
uacij iu oe namea as aeiigates to th
national eyinvenelon a , a. r n.o. M a
drew FV Riirilrli nt vi.m u
C. Sullivan, of Plerc county; Harry Will
em, ua apoaooe; u. n. cjnerson, ot t he
hull. - I . W finM, n Cr.ll.. T
M. Gilbert of Yakima; AL Goldman. t
.. nau., auiu narry raircnuo, ox
Whatcom, The Indications are that th
delegation wUl be Instructed tor Mc
Klnley. although there ia a strong senti
ment In favor of sending the delegation
8acramento, Mar 11 The Populist
state convention tonight adopted a plat
form declaring for woman suffrage, free
stiver, postal savings banks and de
manding th abolition of th national
banking laws. Th union of Populists
with silverites at St. Louis Is favored,
providing It Is consummated without sao
rilicing any Interests of the Populist par
ty. T. V. Carter was nominated as a
candidate for United States senator.
A, P. A. 8UPREME COUNCIL.
Transacted Business In Washington Be
rn mi closed Doors.
Washington, May 11 The supreme
council ot the American Protective As
sociation began Its routine business to
day behind closed doors. An effort was
made by the newspaper men who are
delegates to secure admission to the
meetings for members ot the press, but
the motion waa lost
"Ther Is really nothing done In the
meetings that could not properly be
heard In public," said Mr. DeWolfe, ot
the Boston Standard, chairman of the
press committee. The question of sus
taining the advisory committee which
blacklisted McKlnley causes more Inter
est than any other question connected
with the council. Many ot the delegates
wear McKlnley buttons. Buttons bearing
the likeness of Congressman Linton, ot
Michigan, are also worn hy many of the
delegates. Little talk ot Linton aa a
presidential candidate ts heard, but there
la a movement on foot to secure an en
dorsement of him by the Republicans for'
The secretary's report showed a great
growth of the order during the past year.
It stated that 93 charters fer new coun
cils had been Issued during the year;
that the voting strength of th order
has been doubled, and that the order is
planted In every state and territory.
The treasurer's report showed a sat
isfactory financial condition and was ap
proved by the auditing commute. Sev
eral resolutions were Introduced relating
to questions before congress. Among
them were resolutions calling for more
stringent Immigration laws, for th com
plete separation of church and state, and
for the removal ot the statue of Father
Marquette from the capltoL
Masts wsu u 41 U Z..;.