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Largs, Double Lot, , sosloe feet.
Eicetdlag ly Law Prlc.
Llbaral T.rais, Everybody Suit.
owl. ... toni iu Astoria. Or.
Cuplliil Stock, IW,(MM1
Nliui'fN, $1 I. itch,
DAYAItl If ii tr r.nl SHtftilily M Hi
fHir monitii. Ailut.iy if lnv.iettnl.
lUnikum. i.tmni In i v.iy ilMai Urns,
Call ra ef Address
471 Bond St., Astoria, Or.
ICXCLUSIVIJ -TELEGRAPHIC PRESS REPORT.
ASTORIA, OKEUON, SUNDAY MOKNINO, MAY 21, 18'JO.
Of the Fine Lines of Men's and Boy's Cloth
ins:, Furnishing Goods, Hats, Caps. Boots and
Shoes. Trunks, Valises, Umbrellas, Blankets,
Quilts, etc., at
one price to all alike.
C. S. JACOBSON
COMMERCIAL ST.. ASTORIA. OR.
0 YOU NEED ANYTHING
A New Lot of
Boat Stores... Set Everything
In the Fisherman's Supply Line
...(Dast Be Sold in the flext Sixty Days...
UROARDLGNH OP COST '
Trustee fop M. C.CR08BY
Why wear fuctory.inudc clonk, cout Htnl cape, when tuilor
iiihJo vnpn coat no more, (It this fliuirc perfectly, mid look
Juunty unJ stylUh. Gut a wrap mudo to order once, and you
will wenr no other.
Ooata to order, with material furnlehod. from 7 to 1100
Capes from 13.00 to $100
We Can Do As
S. 'Ki:i!M AN, let at Prrtmaa Holais.
COLUHBIA IRON WORKS
Foundrymen, Blacksmiths. Machinists, and Boiler Makers
Manufacturing' Repairing' of all Kinds
Iron and Brass Castings. , General Blacksmlth.Work
SPECIALTIES - Wakh Pit.nl Whatl, Ship
Srallhlair ana Stsasiboat Wurk, Cannery an4
Mill Mxliltnry. Marina and Stationary Boll
tr, Built to UrJ.r. .
y Specially equipped for Loggers Work.
Bay Foundry). Phone 78. Correspondence
.SNAP A KODAK.
at any man coming out ol
our aiora and you'll net
portrait of a man brimming
oTer with pleasant thought.
Such quality In the llquori
we nave tonr are enough to
pleas any nun.
-OMR AND THY THEM
HUGHES & CO.
factory prices for tash, at
For the One-Price
Clotbltrs, Hatters and Furnishers
LETTER PRESSES, COPT1NO BOOKS.
INKSTANDM. TABLETS. INKS,
BLANK BOOKS. BLUB PRINT PA
PER, WASTE BASKETS. DttK
TRAYS, PEN RACKS, TYPE WltlT
INU PAPER. RIBBONS AND C Alt BON
...City Hook Store
C. A. LE VERE & CO.
R. T. EARLE, lata of Stockton, Cal,
Located on i8th and Franklin (Scow
Ia thare a man with heart ao cold,
That from hla family would withhold
The oomftru which they all oould find
In artlolea of FURNITURE of the right
And we would suggest at thta leaion a
nloe Sideboard, Extension Table, or et
of Dining Chain. We have the largest
and Uncut line ever ehown In the city
and at prices that cannot fall to please
the closest buyer.
HEILBORN & SON
HOLD A MEETING
I'lshcr'n Hull Crowded Last Xlijht to
Hear .luilyc Stutt and Mr.
ELLIS .MEN INO.M I'KINCII'LK
fklieve ( Slhcr oa 1 rarity Will Gold, bat
riaclitally Solid Jloic fli -lyaiiat
Xnrtaap tkcaaat He la "Abo
Lul night's Republican meeting at the
Flehrr Opera House railed out a
large crowd. Gathered In a seml-clrrl
on iIm iImo ware the Republican candi
date on the county and leglitailv tick
eta. Ir. J. A. Fululn called the meeting
to order and Introduced the first speaker
of the evening. Judge Halelgh "tot I, ot
Mr. Htolt expressed great pleasure In
having in honor of addressing such a
large roncourae of Astortan. because he
held A.torla and Clatsop county In high
eaUwrn. The Judg spoke at soma lngtb
on the recant political "war dance" In
the melropoll which resulted In two Hi
ptilitlcnn tlcksta. Of one of Ihoae fac
tions ha waa a nomlwr, and, tar from
IM-Inar limr,l, he waa pruud ot It.
" alltrhrll l(o)ulillcana.' " (lactam the
(rukrr. "mum 'antl-ttlmon and anil-orra-onlan
Itrpuhllcana.' While the alt
tint ion in I'ortUml dura not wrtolly alTrct
Ihe (x.lo of Clateop county. It nrverlhe
lta has grvat brartrui on Ihe coruffta
lonal ranllilulm (roro this county. The
rrgonlan and Hltnon wltMt haa put down
the canillilate of Clatsop county for gov
rrnor and I know the people of the city
I. y ihe ra and vicinity will retaliate in
Jiid 8loit then revlrwrI the corrup
tion of thi Tortland "machine." I-arry
Hulllvun. ilrlaml be, waa one of the
Iradrra r the Oreffonbui-Hlmon rtne. The
MMt,lr of Aatorta. (Hantlnurd the apaker.
wl no acquaintance with Mr. Bulllvan:
he had formerly rrsldcl In thta cliy.
Judgx Htutt apoke of Ihe "noble" action
of the drli'iatlon from thta county at
the recent atate convention In I'ortland,
when the deiegatea "came with a ChiDwk
aitlmon aa an emblem of peace. C'lalaop
county la entitled 10 great credit for be
liter In a position 10 claim aucb cltlarna.
"There la not Ihe aliahtest rmaon lor
the opKMttlon to the re-eleiMlon of
Messrs. Kills and Hermann," said Judge
8iott. "They are both sound on Ihe
tariff, which ta Ihe cardinal principle ot
Ih llepubllcan party today. Kree trade,"
he said, "haa brought disaster upon Ihe
country." tie read a prophecy published
In Ike Ureaonlan November , 1141, and
which waa reproduced In the Aslorlan
a few iluys later, of the effects of Ihe
system of free trade. The prophecy had
but come true. The speaker wanted pro
tectionprotection all along the line; pro
tection 10 commerce, protection to In
dustries, protection to everyone; If need
be, protection from Chlneae and japanea
laborers. He waa Interrupted at this point
by wild applause.
"Kor a considerable time," continued
tho speaker, "after Mr. Cleveland's elec
tion In IMC, and with It the Inauguration
ot a free trade pollf, our Ilia were laid
10 ttj system. Now, however, the Ore
gonliul haa discovered that something
else than free trade la Ihe cause. That
'something else' la the money question.
I am not In favor of the free and on
limited coinage of silver; neither am 1
afraid OT It. The whole matter la but a
bnsaboo. Start Ihe fires of the furnaces;
five the laborer employment, and see
how quickly tills money talk will quiet
JudKe Slot! then dwelt upon Mr. Mitch
ell'a qualification for the aenate, and
explained that the aenator'a actions were
wholly consistent with the Kepubllcan
platform upon which he waa elected. The
platform of 1890, continued the apeaker,
declared tor the free ooltugre of silver,
and upon this platform Mr. Mitchell wao
pledged to atand. "The opposition ac
cuses him of eupportltig free silver prop
ositions. When did they come to a point
when 'gold' or 'sound money were pass
words Into the Republican puny? it
the slnte convention declares for free sil
ver. I am ready and willing to atand by
II, although I am not so radically In fa
vor of the white metal. The attempt to
read thoae who believe In free silver out
of the party cannot too strongly be de
nounced. Senator Mitchell haa followed
"1 do not wish to say anything against
Judge Northup, because he'la a personal
friend of mine: but he haa gotten above
tho party. I am positive he will not be
elected. Why. listen 10 the men who
are backing him! (Heads) Ijirry Hulll
vun you all know him Tom Williams, a
thug; Hilly Acock, another lawbreaker;
Bum Ooodwln, H. W. DuVoIley, who re
cently served a term In San Uuentln, and
who lost his privilege of suffrage through
failure to secure a pardon. Ilia number
In prison was 11,711. Ho wan arrested
April l lS'J, In Portland for larceny, tind
since haa been convicted of other crimes.
These are the men who are backing
The apeaker then stated hla position
on the financial question. Ho said ha
waa In favor of the coinage of both met
als to that extent to which a partly could
be maintained. He concluded by touching
upon the strike situation, and said;
"Labor always hus a right and It Is Ita
duty to protect this. On the other
hand, I say thnt capital has a right and
It always looks out for Its own Interest
to take cure of Itself. Hut I say to cap
ital, don't bear down upon labor. I
say to you fishermen here, meet the
cannerymen: I say to the cannerymen,
meet the fishermen: for you can adjust
this matter on tho lines of right. You
may both have to concede. I do not pre
tend to sny which Is right or wrong,
but you don't want to stnnd here Idle
while the salmon go to the Rocky moun
tains. The fishermen are entitled to a
share of the profit In this concern eo ate
"I say It Is your tlaty not to break tho
law la'cauKu that hurts your cause. You
have a rlirht. and It Is your duty to
stand up for tills rlKht In n lawful man
ner until you secure what Is rltrht. And
so the rannerymon have their rlKhts, but
don't allow yourselves to get Into such
a passion aa to lose the opportunity to
make something ror next winter."
Hon. P. J. Clccton, of St. Helens, can
didate for district attorney, followed
Judk'o Stott iinrt confined himself prin
cipally to an explosion of the Populists'
Ideas. He spoke briefly on the tariff, and
miulo an excellent address. A Fopultst
In the audli tic attempted to answer Mr.
I'lrelon a lul succeeded In causing; the au
dience to roar with lauarhter at his fool
leh replica, Mr. Cbwion Tittlcl th audi
ance In rloae attention, and waa fre
quently Interrupted by appluuae. He la
an eloquent speaker and dwelt at some
length on th money question, declaring
himself for b-metalllam to the egtent
Um l silver can b maintained on a parity
with , d. lie waa an Kills man and
stood pat with Judge Htott on the prin
More Contract Hoon to lie Let
The mailer of Ihe railroad contracts
for construction work above Tongue
Point, the depot, and the Klavel deck, are
still In abeyance. Mr. Hammond lift for
Ihe Kast laat night, and turned eveiy
Itilng over to the engineer In charge.
It la amlrliNttnd that the delalla of theeo
different matters can be worked out now
In a few days' time. 80 far aa ihe con
struction of the grade east of Tongue
point la concerned. It la now a matu-r ot
furnishing IkhmIs on the part or the con
tractors. The Klavel dock will probably
be let at the beginning of I be week and
the depot question will come up later as
soon aa tho architect's and engineers'
plans are completed.
President Curtis, of the Northwest Con
struction Company, stated laat night that
he bad Just received a telegram from Mr.
Uoafi. dated at Tacoma, In which he
said that he bad chipped hla pllwlrlver to
Aatorta. and expected that It would ar
rive here today. Ha will be here him
self at once, and proceed with toe work
between the and of the bridge and 7th
street. Messrs Hamilton aV Wolfe wired
Mr. Curtis yesterday that they were con
ndent they would be able to satisfy him
aa to bonds, on their tad for the grade
work between Tongue Point and Ooble,
and that they would send a messenger to
Astoria today to communicate further
with Mr. Curtis upon the subject
The Young's bay bridge will be ftnlah
d by Ute middle of thla week except the
machinery for turning the draw, and
ITealdent Curtis thinks that will be In
place and In running order by the Aral
of the month. He la confident that the
entire bridge will be In shape not later
than the nflh of June.
Corey Orothera are g ruling the spur
for the track which will lead out from
the main line at Klavel to Use new wharL,
The work will be eempleted lit few
days' time, and It would seem that all
matters arc being rapidly ahaped for bus
iness on the west side of the bay.
With all theeo Improvements nearlng
completion and active work beginning on
others, the liveliest kind of times are
promised In Astoria for the summer. It
the town does not tuke advantage of the
situation no one can be blamed but the
cltlaens themselves. Krora Indication
now apparent, the wide-awake business
mn of the city are not going to low
any opportunity for advancing their own
Interest and the Interests of the greater
Astoria. Many schemes and projects are
on foot looking to lite establishment ot
various manufacturing and business en
terprises. Work on these llnca certainly
c.innot fall to bring about the desired
results. One prominent properly owner
and business man said yesterday that It
wua extremely gratifying to note that
even In the rue of general businesa de
pression and stagnation usually present
during a national political campaign, and
In the lace ot local depression caused by
the cessation of work In Astoria's larg
est business, that of Ashing, still all were
uniting In an effort to develop new busi
ness and start new enterprises which
would bring money into the country and
city and distribute large sums amongst
hundred of skilled workmen. Soon As
toria will not be dependent upon a single
Industry, but having a large diversity ol
manufacturing enterprises. It will at all
times be In a position to carry on busi
ness In one line If not In another. "The
railroad I what has brought about thta
satisfactory state ot affairs. The lull
realisation of this condition of things
will be had within the next year or two."
A Trip to the Jetty and l'p Voting's
Yesterday afternoon a party of busi
ness men and capitalists made a trip to
Klavel and up Young's river on an In
spection tour. The guest of the occasion
waa Mr. M. J. Connell, one ot the largest
merchants In the stale of Montana, and
who I Interested In businesa with Mr.
Hammond, aa well al being the owner
of a large lumbering plant near Ana
cond.i. Those In the party were I. It.
Sevley, J. M. Turnry, Col. John Adair,
Mrs. Dr. Adair, M. J. Connell. D. M.
Stuart, D. Stuart, D. K. Warren, Dr.
M. M. Walker, und Mr. Hugh Means, of
Tho run was first made to Fort Ste
vens, ' where the entire party left the
lwat and walked up tho railroad grade
through Klavel to Warnvnton. At War
renton the bout was taken again and a
trip made several miles up Young's riv
er, returning to Astoria about 8 o'clock
In the evening. The day was a delhtht
ful one and afforded greut pleasure to
all. particularly tho visiting strangers,
who do not always so such fine weath
er as Astoria con produce on occasion.
In conversation with Mr. Connell that
gentleman stated to an Astorlan repre
sentative that ho waa more than pleased
with the outlook hero. "You will re
member that I visited your city about a
year ago with Mr. Hammond and looked
over the ground then. You or commenc
ing to realise some of the results which
I clearly saw were surely to follow It
work waa dona on proper lines. 1 cannot
now say In stronger language than I did
at that time that the future of your city
la a great one. There I everything here
to make a commercial center ranking
among the larget In the world. Kor the
present It la an established fact that
businesa Is rather slow and will be for
some weeks or months to come. The
presidential campaign is coming on, and
there la no reason to expect a different
atate of affair thla year than always pre
vail during these campaigns. Capitalists
are chary about planting money In new
enterprises until political matter ore set
tled. They want to know what la going
to be done with the tariff and money
qucHttov: but there Is plenty of money
In the country and It will soon be utllla-
Led In general business.
"Yea, I am looking over the situation
here and may become Interested person
ally In business In your city. You will
have sawmills. Hour mills, elevators, and
nil manner of manufacturing Industrie
They will come In time and the time
will not be very long either. I do not
anticipate doing anything Immediately,
but hope to become Idcntliled with you
after a while."
Th best chemical compound for wash
ing; powder la "Sonp Konin," us It will
not "yellow tho clothes," nor burn the
hands. It' the finest thing In the world
for the bath. One trial will convince
IN U. S. COURT
i'lea or Not Guilty Eatcred and All
Kcleascd I'pun Furnish
CASES WILL UK TRIED IX JUNE
ladlctaeit Charge Tkat Dcleidait Did
I'lUktilly i4 KsoKiagly kid aid
abet it Udig CbittK Troa
Sign! aid Islaidcr.
Portland, May tt-Of the thirteen
prominent Astorlans arrested on Indict
ment charging thm with aiding and
abetting the unlawful landing ot Chinese,
W. W. Parker, N. Clinton, Sr., W. B.
Boss, T. E. Coe, C. A. May, C. H. Stork
ton, R. Humphrey, H. B. Ferguson and
John W. Welch were arraigned before
Judge Bellinger In tho United State dis
trict court today. J. N. Dolph appeared
aa counsel for all the accused except
Humphrey, who was represented by
John Ditch burn.
Mr. C. W. Fulton waa also In court
In behalf of tho defendant.
A pies, of not guilty waa entered for all
the defendant and on motion pf Dolph
the bail In each case waa fixed at tM,
which waa furnished. Judge Bellinger
stated ha would be ready to try the cases
aome time In June. Dr. Alfred Kinney
will appear In court for arraignment
Monday. William Beasley, William Chad
wick and A. B. Thompson bav not yet
Tho Indictment charge that the de
fendant did unlawfully and knowingly
aid and abet th landing ot Chlneae Into
tho United St a tea from the steamers la
lander and Signal from British Colum
bia. Each defendant Is accused ot con
spiring to land but one Chinese, whoaa
nam la given, as thla la sufficient for
ail of the purposes of conviction; but
It la claimed that the landing of over
forty Chine can be traced directly to
them, and tbat th businesa of landing
Chlneae at Astoria from the steamer
Islander and Signal haa been carried on
at a wholesale rate during the past two
years. The Indictment charge that Ihe
offense were committed during the years
liot and USo. During these two year
A Chinese were landed aa merchant.
It la given out that the object of the
landing of ao many Chinese, and the
reason why so many prominent cltlxen
are mixed up In the scheme. Is that the
Chinese are wanted to work as laborer
In the fish canneries.
BLEW OUT HIS BRAINS?
Despondency Cause a Eugene Man to
Take HI Lire.
Eugene, Or., May 3 C. H. Cottle this
evening shot and killed himself at his
home near here. Cottle lived on a small
farm about two miles northeast of Eu
gene and hod been to town with ills
buggy. after bis daughter and had re
turned home a little after 7 o'clock. Af
ter being homd half an hour the daugh
ter and Mrs. Cottle beard a report of a
gun In the work shop back of Hie house
and upon going to investigate, the daugh
ter found her fatherr prostrate upon the
floor. She Immediately alarmed the
neighbors and several men were quickly
present, but not until the unfortunate
man waa a corpse. He had undoubtedly
deliberately taken his own life, the In
strument being a 52 -calibre rifle, which
he held In hla tiands.
The evidence showed that he had laid
down upon the floor, with hi head
upon some sacks, and holding the musxle
of the rifle with his left hand against
hi forehead over the rlirht eye, pulled
the trigger with hi right band. The
bullet crashed through hi head and
shattered the skull In a horrible manner,
and passing out back ot the left ear.
Death came almost Instantaneously and
without a struggle. The only cause tor
the act so for aa can be known, waa mel
ancholy and despondency. He wa a
severe sufferer at times, when he would
be despondent His family had noticed
him particularly to today. He had no
family troubles or any description, living
most happily with his wife and grown
daughter. Neither had he any business
trouble, and he Is said not to have owed
any person anything. He was a member
In good standing of the Odd Fellows and
of the A. O. U. W. lodge ot this city.
He was a brother of H. W. Cottle, of the
8tate Insurance Company, of Salem.
RAILROAD RATE WAR.
Now Thought Probable that Satisfactory
Settlement Will Be made.
San Francisco, May O. The return ot
vice-president J. C. Stubbs, of the South
ern Pacific Company, from Denver, It I
thought, will occasion the Immediate
consideration of the strained relations be
tween that company and the Oregon
Railway and Navigation Company, on
the Portland passenger business. Stubbs,
who has ben attending a meeting ot the
Trana-Mtssourl Association, Is expected
to arrive from the East on Monday, and
If the Instructions of the trans-continental
association are carried out, he will Im
mediately place himself In correspond
ence with Receiver McNeill, of the O.
R. and N. Co., with a view to advancing
the rate between here and Portland.
The transcontinental association, before
it adjourned, figured out that the only
way to remedy the discrepancy in the
rates to 8L Paul via Portland and via
the Missouri river gateway was to re
move the cause of the discrepancy, and
the Union Pacific, Rio Grande, Burling
ton, Rock Island and other line which
want businesa to go by the way ot Op
den, are now anxiously' watting to see
what effort will be made by the South
ern Pacific, and the O. R. and N. to
bring1 their rate war to a close.
It la understood that Vice-President
Stubbs, In order to prevent the demor
alisation of trans-continental rates, will
endeavor to reach a settlement with the
O. R. and N. Co. without much further
delay. If this Is not done a cut In rates
to Minnesota and common points. It Is
announced on good authority, will be
made by probably all the central lines
Interested In the business. Prospects ot
a satisfactory settlement or the Portlord
rate war are not regarded as being uny
better now than they were six months
ago. Low rates to I'ortland by rail and
steamer lines have been In effect since
October last, and both lines claim an
advantage In respect to the amount ot
businesa handled during that time. As
the proportion of business handled by the
warring line during th progress of the
rate war Is a factor which must deter
mine tho term ot tho settlement. It I
not deemed very probable that a settle
ment of the difficulty can be accomplish
ed without difficulty.
EXCELLENT BICYCLE RIDINO.
Finishes So Close aa to Maka th De
San Francisco, May a The National
Bicycle Circuit race took place at Cen
tral Park today. Tho finishes In the pro
fessional beat and final were terrific
and aroused much enthusiasm. The fea
ture of tne day were 'the riding of Ter
rill brother. H. E. McCrea, of Lo An
geles, and the defeat of C. 8. Well In
hi beat for two-third of a mile by J.
E. Edward. In th fast time of L&i
J. M. Campbell, tho Spokane flyer, rode
In grand form, winning his beat, getting
second place In the semi-final and third
place In the final. In 00 of the closest
finishes over seen here between four
men. Th finish waa so close that it took
the Judge fifteen minutes to reach a
decision, which, when given, left proba
bly ball the audience In doubt a to, who
actually won, many claiming H. F. Ter-
rill ahould hav had first place. Th
time waa LSI.
FOR THE PRESIDENT'S SIGNATURE.
River and Harbor Bill Finally Adopted
OT th Senata.
Washington. May H. The time of tha
house again today waa devoted wboily
to consideration of the conference re
ports. The final report of th river and
harbor bill, carrying: the compromise
proposition relative to the rival Santa
Monica and Son Pedro harbor. Califor
nia, wa adopted without division. The
bill now goo to the president, Aa final
ly passed It carries I12.U0.uM In direct ap
propriation, and authorises contracts to
the extent of K.3.0u0.
The final report of the executive, legis
lative and Judicial Mil was also adopted.
The bill a It goes to the president car
ries t3.UO.000. The sundry clvu and In
dian appropriation bill wero sent back
to conference. By a vote of 1M to 22.
th house Insisted on lta provision In tho
latter bill relating to sectarian schools.
Eleven Republicans, ten Democrats and
one Populist voted against lnslatinc.
TO REORGANIZE CHINESE ARMY.
Well Known German Expert Offered the
Position ot Generailasfmo.
(Copyrighted. 18S. by Associated Press.)
Berlin, May 23. Colonel Von Llebst, ot
Frankfurt-on-the-Eder. wa offered sev
eral months ago the position or reorgan
laer of the Chinese army. Negotiation
then collapsed, aa Colonel Llebst wanted
greater freedom In the choice ot his as
sistants, but It Is now learned that after
the Moscow fetes LI Hung Chang will
personally discus the matter with Colon
el Von Llebst. who is a great authority
on military technique. If the colonel ac
cept he will be appointed generalissimo
of the Chinese army. While In Germany
Li Hung Chang intends to visit the
Krupp works it Essen, where he will
place orders for guns, etc.
Persistent Series of Attacks on the Unit
ed States by Its Newspaper.
St. Petersburg, May a Of late there
seem to be a persistent aerie ot attack
by the Russian pre against the United
States. Here Is one of the mot recent.
In the Novosti. It says:
"There is an analogy In the relation of
the United States to Cuba and of Eng
land to the Transvaal In both Instances
the Anglo-Saxon race ha shown much
energy, but Utile delicacy, In Its choice
POLITICAL AFFAIRS IN CHILE.
Valparaiso, Chile, via Galveston, Tex.,
May H It Is assured that Senor Os
woldo RenfUo, minister of the Interior,
will be appointed aa minister to France
The conservative and liberals having
formed a coalition the fall of the min
istry Is regarded as certain, those par
ties v having a majority in both houses.
Federlco Erraxurlx. candidate for the
presidency has begun hi political tour
througb the country. The election will
take place on June 25. Until after that
date there will be no further movement
or Instructions ot the National Guard.
Washington. May .23. Commissioner ot
Indian Affairs Browning has returned
from New York City where he superin
tended the opening of bids for contracts
for supplying the Indian service. He re
gards the range of contract prices there
as satisfactory, most of the bids, notably
for coffee, being materially lower than
those of last year, sugar being the only
one showing Increase In price.
MURDER AND SUICIDE.
Chlco, Cal., May a-Thls arternoon
Richard Little, aged 5S years, shot hi
wire with a Winchester rifle and then,
placing the weapon to his own throat,
fired a bullet through his head, uslnpr a
stick to spring the trigger. Both died
instantly. The wire waa only 19 years
old. Little had been Insane ror some
time, and a constable wo on his way
to arrest him for Insanity when the crime
WANTS TO TALK WITH HIM.
New Haven, Conn., May a The Even
ing Leader today prints the following.
Asta A. Stamford, a gentleman, is au
thority for the statement that Hon. Sam
uel Fee send en, a member of the Repub
lican national committee, and who Is a
firm friend onr supporter of Thomas B.
Reed, has been Invited to go to Canton
and make a "social call" on Major Mo
ARGENTINA INDEPENDENCE DAY.
Buenos Ayres, Argentina, May a The
United States cruiser Lancaster has ar
rived here and all her officers have been
Invited to attend a "Te Deum" and a
gala night at the opera. May 25, Inde
pendence Day In Argentina.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report
U NaV W
WILL NOT BOLT
! Reported Tbat They Will Sit Quietly
Through the Kcpnblicsa Na
STRANGE ACTION IS PLANNED
Slher Coasuttccaca Will Eideavor to Torce
tke Coauitioa to Declart Stroigljr
Agiiitt Whit Hetil. Bopiig
Tkis t Aid tkt Cum.
Chicago, May 22. A Washington special
to the Post soya:
Tho free silver delegate to the fit,
Louis convention will not bolt Such at
least Is the present Intent The present
purpose la for the sllvtrltes to mass their
fight eo the platform, take no part la
the nomination of the ticket (being muss
when It comes to balloting) and thea
moke such combines and alliances after
ward as will give the greatest promise
of f'Jturo Influence. It Is barely possible
that they will amend the secound clause
of the proposition and Instead of ballot
ing. "plung" on Senator Don Cameron
and make a fight for hlra In their respect
But the most Interesting feature of the
program remains to be told. Tha sliver
deiegotes will have a representation of
eight or nine on the committee on resolu
tions. Including such fighter aa Teller,
Dubois, Carter and Cannon. These mea
will make as big a fight aa they can bx
the committee and will of course be out
votsd overwhelmingly. They wUI thea
proceed to formulate a minority report,
but It will not declare for free diver. It
will be an out-and-out gold platform. It
will pronounce for gold monometallism
In the most specific terms and In th
strongest language that can be employed.
If the silver delegates cannot secure the
recognition ot sliver they propose to
force the convention to go on record
squarely for or against a plain gold
FOREIGN CROP CONDITIONS.
Summary of the Statistics Gathered bjr
I the Agricultural Department
; Washington, D. C May 21 The for
eign statistic gathered by th agricul
tural department show the crop condi
tions throughout the year. The summary
Great Britain The crop outlook every
where r good and promises a harvest
two weeks earlier than usual Thta
would diminish the Import for the re
mainder of the current cereal year by
about 5.WO.000 pushels.
France With normal weather until
harvest the wheat crop will more than
suffloe for home consumption. A ur-
, plu for export Is confidently expected.
I by French agricultural Journals and sta-
' tisticlona. some expecting that It will
: amount to tu.0u0.00u. This quantity would
affect prices, especially It the French
r government should pay a bounty on ex-
i Austria-Hungary The weather has
been favorable and .the crop promises
Roumanla Cold weather In April re
, tarded the crops, but the outlook Is gen
' orally promising.
Russia Excellent prospects of a crop
' above the average In quantity and qual
ity are generally reported. The unla-
: vorable March weather In the South ts
! found to have done no serious damage.
I Spring sowings have been completed un
' der good conditions.
RULES OF THE ROAD AT SEA.
English Shipowners Divided a to the
London, May a Delegates from the
ahlp owners of the United Kingdom ore
holding private conferences with the
1 president and leading officiate of the
', board of trade on the rules of the road
' at sea, aa fixed by the Washington con
ference. The shipowners themselves are
: divided on the regulations of the oonfer
' ence, which the board of trade wishes to
I- One session opposes sny alteration In
( the old rules. Another desire to abide
! by the International agreement. Their dls
' puts about the use of sound signals In
togs to Indicate a ship towing or for
a vessel not under control haa been re
ferred to the board of trade, which ap
proves simply of adhesion to the line ot
the Washington conference.
BIG STRIKE IN ROTTERDAM.
Rotterdam, May a Six thousand dock
laborers In this city have gone on strike
I because of a reduction In their wages,
! and four battalions of the national guard
have been called out as a precautionary
; measure against any riotous demonstra-
1 Three gunboats are also lying opposite
' the city to protect the shipping. Mr.
Joseph Havelock, member of the British
house of commons, for Muldes bo rough,
who is now In Rotterdam, escorted by a
' detachment of soldiers, had an Interview
I with the mayor and chief ot police.
I The seamen on board the British ves
sels lying at this port last evening re
solved that they would refuse to comply
with the demand that they perform the
work of the strikers in loading and dis
charging cargo, and the consequence la
htat fifty steamers are detained here.
Saratoga, May a The report of the
representative on ministerial relief was
taken up at the Presbyterian general as
sembly today. The report showed 79t
beneficiaries under the board, and In
crease of 93, and a decrease through
death of about 60. Receipts tor the year
showed a alight decrease, reaching $171,
667. Expenses of the year were Jlti6,":t5.
It was recommended that the sum at
1200.000 be contributed to the uses ot th
board during the coming year.