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EXCLUSIVE TELEGRAPHIC PRESS REPORT.
' ASTORIA, OREGON, WEDNESDAY MORXIXU, JULY 22, 18'J0.
Trustee has Instructed me to take charge again as
his agent, and to crowd things, which I shall
do by selling all lines from date at cost to
1. L. OSGOOD, Agent
St., Astoria, Or.
Our Handy Wagon...
Combines all the flur of tha ehlld's
plain won and a veloclprda, n), all
things coDililtrvd. cosis iha consumer less
than l(hr. Bo dMlrable, oonv.nl.nt and
aall.fnoorr he It proven, that, aa a
ready "acllnr." It haa no saual. W tak
aplal prlil.. . too. In delivering the
sama promptly and In (aultlaaa cono
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AT PRICES THAT DEFY
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Twenty vwki of Psychology and General and Bpeclal Methods: twenty
weeks of Teaching and Training Department.
Training school of nine grades with two hundred children.
Regular Normal Course: of Throe Yearr.
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Light Expenses; Board st Normal Dining Hall M.M per week. Furnlsh
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private families 12.50 to $3.60 per week.
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Grades from reputable schools accepted.
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I ..COGENT Of THE flOIiY JlfljflES-
- FRANKLIN AND SIXTEENTH STS.
Opening of a Day and Boarding, Primary, Grammar and High School for
Olrls by the Sinters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, from St Mary's
Academy and College, Portland, Oregon,
BPTBMBER. 7, ISOO
Particular attention given to Instruction In the different branches oi
Music, Drawing and Painting.
For further particulars write for Prospectus or apply at the Academy
to Sister Superior.
FOARD & STOKES
COMPANY... Wholesale and Retail
rKE"A FIU'ITS AND VEOETAHLKS RECEIVED DAILY.
BACONS. HAMS. AND ALL KINDS PRESERVED MEAT AND ri8H.
SEPARATE DEPARTMENTS for HARDWARE and CROCKERY WARE
Astoria Asphalt and Roofing Co.
and Repair'" Leaky Hoofa.
To more fully satisfy
their money than in
the past three months,
on account of the
strike, and to reduce
For the One-Price Clothiers
Hitters mJ Furnishers.
Sets Garden Tools
GRIFFIN & REED
CITY BOOK STORE
GRANITE WAKE, ROPE,
STOVES, IRON PIPE, TER
RA COTTA PIPES, BAR
IRON, STEEL, CANNERY
Trustee for the Ute
M. C CROSBY
AT ROOM 1,
N. JENSEN and R. O. HANSEN
AT THE SEW
Hallroad Work anil Hotel Building
Are Fast Ncurlng Com
pletion. STARS AND ST KIM'S RAISED
Xttt Bicycle Hd '.o Pe Ball! to (Kcis
Bcati-V. Saw Mill In Bclog
Cuandcrtd bjr Ss
Those who have not vlalted Flavel
within the past few days have little
concept Inn of the work going on at
that point. Corey Brother have the
railroad trestle and part of the big
duck to which the twitch track leads,
well under way, and the trains are
now running out on the trestle to con
nect with Hie boat, Instead of making
the connections at the Young's bay
bridge. Should either one or both of
the steel rsll sh'lps arrive today, the
cargo could be unloaded on the new
dock. The Hotel FlaveJ makes a hand
some appearance as It stands on the
sand ridge In the grove of large pine
trees Just to the south and west of
the dock. The plan of the hotel Is a
good one, and Its outward appearance
la artistic. The roof and sides of the
building have been painted, the plas
tering on the third floor haa beon
flnlshed, and the plastering on the see
ond and first floors will be commenced
within a day or two, Hub-Contractor
Uiibble has the plumbing well along
steam and drainage plvs have been
laid, and the sanitary apparatus will
be put In within the next few days.
The electric wires have been laid for
both lighting purposes and patent slg
nsl system. The power house Is under
roof and the machinery la being put In
place. Standing upon the broad ve
randa at the front of the hotel, one
gets a beaulftul view of the broad
river, and the Washington shores. The
beach la almokt equal to the ocean
beach, and Contractor Grihble staled
llml Iifty campers were In bnihlng Sun
day. the water being warmer and
plcananter than the ocean. East of
the hotel between Alder and Tansy
Creeks the clearing haa been done to
make room for the terminal grounds,
buildings and machine shops. All is
activity and many Improvements and
large enterprises are In contemplation
both by the hotel company, the rail
road, and property owners at Flavvl
and New Astoria.
President A. B. Hammond, Mr. Wal
ter C. Smith and son, D, B. Hanson,
of San Francisco, B. Seeley, L. B.
Seeley, E. T. Barnes. J. M. Turney, D.
K. Warren. Miss Maud Warren. J. E.
Hlgglns, C. It. Hlgglns, Dr. Alfred
Kinney and 8. H. Brown, yesterday
afternoon visited Flavel and Inspected
the new work being done. The direct
ors of the hotel company at their
morning meeting had decided to build
a twenty-foot plank road with bicycle
paths, across from the hotel to the
ocean beach, and they made the trip
to the grounds to complete further de
tails of the plans. As the party land
ed at the dock Contractor Baylea ran
up the Stars and Stripes on tho cupola
of the new hotel in honor of the first
visit of Mr. Hammond. All were more
than pleased with the progress made,
and Superintendent Mclnnls stated
that tie building would be completed
by the 10th of August. It Is Intended
to have it ready for guests on the IGth.
The grove about the hotel is already
full of campers. L. B. 8eeiey went
from one port of the house to another,
as happy as a clam at high water. His
good humor was contagious, and all
felt with him that regatta week would
be a good time to celebrate the open
ing of the house, the opening of the
railroad, and the beginning of new
things for Astoria. Largely through
the indefatigable energy of Mr. Seeley,
during past months and years, have
all the different interests of the city
been held together, and- the present
successful state of affairs consum
mated. When times were the darkest,
and factions working against each
other, plans had gone wrong, disap
pointment experienced on every hand,
Mr. Seeley was cheerful and happy
and always maintained that every
thing would come out right in the fu
ture. Such men are the ones who
build up communities and inaugurate
large enterprises. They don't often
get rich themselves, but have the sat
isfaction of doing much good for oth
ers. Mr. D. B. Hanson visited Flavel
with a more specific purpose in view.
He Is known as one of the most suc
cessful sawmill builders and machin
ery men on the Pacific coast, and rep
resents a large concern In San Fran
cisco. He expects to build at Flavel
one of the largest sawmills on the
Columbia river. The plant will be
such a one as can furnish every va
riety of manufactured .lumber both for
domestic and foreign shipment. To
an Astorlan representative Mr. Han
son said that plans for the enterprise
were by no means completed, but bar
ring any accident, they expected to
commence operations In the near fu
ture. "Accident" might possibly mean
a lack of support, as enterprises of
this kind do not generally have to go
begging for a location and tangible
support. At Vrrnton a number of
Improvements lisve recently ben com
pleted, and Mr. Harmon expressed
himulf as well r-atlkfl-.l with
the location on the west side of the
by. Il 'IHongs to the order of
Hoo-Hoos. and wears a cat-o'-nine
tails aa an emblem. On the ninth hour
of the ninth day of the ninth month of
each year, they hold their annual
meetings. The dues are nine dollars
and ninety-nine cents. In fact, every
thing with th-m Is expressed In nines.
He hopea at the next meeting of the
order lo celebrate 11m d. l.ilon to es
tablish a tin w mill at i'liuel
AT THE HKACHEfl.
Season at Clatsop Fairly Opened with
a Large Number of Visitors.
Crowds of passengers went over to
the beaches by the various steamers
on Saturday evening and Sunday
morning. The greater number of As-
torlans and many from Portland re
turned Sunday evening, though not a
few remained for the season, while
others came home on the early Mon
day morning train.
Dock room was at a premium when
the steamers left the Flavel wharf
Saturday night The Wave, Telephone
and Potter all lay abreast, the two
former serving as pontoons for the
loading of passengers and freight on
the Potter. wnen the passengers
landed at Flavel for Clatsop, much
surprise whs expressed by the Strang
era at the handsome appearance of the
new hotel, which had sprung up there
almost like a mushroom tn the night.
The new railroad dork at the same
place and the handsome train of new
cars, were greatly admired.
The weather at Ocarhart Park was
ust warm enough to make the shady
grove a pleasant place In which to
spend the Sabbath. Guests are daily
arriving at the hotel, and the cottages
are nearly all occupied. Yesterday the
summer school opened and the at
tendance of teachers and students
promises to be large.
Seaside had its quota of visitors.
many of whom were cottagers, but the
hotels all did -a thrfrmg -business A
large number of the visitors enjoyed
the surf bathing, but many did not
venture In because the life lines had
not yet been stretched.
It is a matter of regret that the
bvautiful Holladay place will probably
not be oened this season. Its former
patrons will be distributed among the
Among those from Astoria who vis
ited the beaches Saturdaynd Sunday
were Mr. and Mrs. W. 8. Kinney and
family, Mr. and Mrs. Q. C. Flavel,
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Curtis. Mr. and
Mrs. J. a Delllnger, Miss Pearl Hoi-
den. Miss Jessie Jewett, Miss Morrison,
Hon A. A. Cleveland. Dr. M. M.
Walker. Dr. Alfred Kinney, Messrs.
J. E. Hlgglna, W. E. Tallant. R. Foss,
E. J. Smith, Chaa. Brown, Glen
Pierce. Andrew Dalglty, and F. Cur-
ran. The wheelmen who rode down
the beach from Flavel, Included F. L.
Parker. C. U. Hlgglns and T. J
Bryce. Col. John Adair and Mrs. Dr.
Adair, of Warrenton, Irving M. Glenn
of Baltimore, musical director of the
summer school, C. W. Knowles, " of
Portland, arc also registered at the
McKINLEY AT CLEVELAND.
Cleveland. July 21. Major McKlnley
decided that he would not attend the
exercises of the centennial celebration
this morning, and remained quietly at
Wlndemere, the suburban home of M
A. Hanna. In answer to the question
as to how long he would remain in
Cleveland, Major McKlnley said:
"Till Friday or Saturday, excepting
a few hours at Alliance Thursday. I
go to Alliance early that morning to
attend the commencement exercises at
Mount Union college. This la the
semi-centennial of the college and I
am a trustee of the institution."
"Shall you return to Cleveland In
time for the New England dinner on
"I shall endeavor to do so."
"Shall you make any speeches while
"I expect to make one short one only
on Wednesday. It may be that I
shall say a few words at other times
if I am In a way of doing so, but I
shall not court speechmaklng. The on
ly address I am expecting to make
is that of Founders' Day."
Portland, July SI. The United States
weather bulletin says: Cool weather
has set in over Eastern Washington
and Eastern Oregon, though the full
force of the cool wave haa not yet
reached The Dalles section, but as the
wave comes from conditions existing
east as well as west, the wave will
not long be delayed In that section.
There was a fall In temperature of 24
degrees at Spokane, 12 degrees at
Walla Walla, and 8 degrees at Baker
The smoke is still dense. Conditions
are favorable for continued cool
weather, but there la no prospect of
The "summersault" cure does not
mean an application of sea salt, but a
species of gymnastics warranted to
make the clumsiest woman supple.
Are dithering in St. Louis, and
There h Blood on the
POPULIST SPLIT IS PROBABLE
Scsstor Joscs Vorkiag Hare for Cssdidstc
Bryis, bst Middle-of-tbe-Kosd .lea
Dost Wast Mini Butler
St Louis, July 21. The Populist and
silver conventions convene tomorrow.
the former In the halt In which the Re
publican national convention was held,
and the latter in Music Hail, where
Grover Cleveland was re-nominated In
ISMi. The Interest In the silver con
vention has been eclipsed by the bitter
struggle among the Populists over the
question of nominating or endorsing
Bryan. The program of the conven
tion Is cut and dried. There Is no di
vision of sentiment Congressman
Francis Newlands, of Nevada, will be
temporary chairman, and William P.
St. John, the New Tork banker, per
manent chairman. They will deliver
their speeches, and a platform of
single plank In favor of the free coin
age of silver at It to I will be adopted;
Bryan and Sewall will be endorsed and
the convention will adjourn.
The Populists, on the other hand.
are rent and torn by Internal dissen
sions and the contending factions will
plunge Immediately Into a fierce and
determined fight which may be pro
longed for four or Ave days and which
f rt m present Indications will probably
result in a bolt, no matter what fac
tion prevails. The heterogeneous
complexion of the convention, com.
prising aa it does many whose opin
ions on the question seem diametrical
ly opposed, and who hold and advo
cate these opinions with a bull-dog
tenacity that neither argument nor
persuasion seem able to shake. The
conflicting Interests and conditions
that hedge the situation about would
stagger the oldest political prophet,
were he to ateempt to forecast the re
sult with anything like detail. The
Bryan men still appear to be tn con
trol and the leaders are very confi
dent that they are In the majority.
Practically all the trained ' and expe
rienced generals are aligned with
them. They have the advice and coun
sel of Senator Jonea and the other
shrewd Democratic managers who are
vigilantly watching every point In the
Issue, and also able allies In the Re
publican silver bolters and delegates
to the sliver convention. They have
a very thorough organisation for sys
tematic and effective work. Today
they were re-lnforced by the arrival
of 500 Bryan shouters from Nebraska,
headed by Governor Holcomb, 130 Pop
ulist workers from Kansas, and many
other parts of the West. They are
pressing upon the middle-of-the-road
delegates the view that the situation
presents the single Issue, McKlnley or
Bryan: that the Western Populists
Insist upon grasping the opportunity
to vote on the silver Issue where
their votes will count, and that a fail
ure to nominate Bryan will split the
party wide open and cause dissensions
that will never heal.
While strong of conviction and vo
ciferous in their declarations that they
will never surrender, the middle-of-the-road
delegates are practically a dis
organised crowd. They keep a great
deal of enthusiasm at their meetings,
and today claim as high as 400 ma
jority In the convention. The hotel
corridors ring with their oratory and
the applause of their followers, but
their claims of victory cannot be fig
ured out on paper.
The Populist national committee
has decided upon Senator Marlon But
ler, of North Carolina, for temporary
chairman. The selection was effected
without much apparent opposition, but
there was an adverse element which
would have manifested Itself If the
committee had not been bo evidently
favorable to Butler. His selection Is
a decided victory in the committee at
least for those who are opposed to the
nomination of both Bryan and Sewall.
It was at first the plan of the Bryan
and Sewall advocates to put up Gen
eral Weaver for the position, but they
changed at the last moment to Gen
eral Fields, of Virginia, who was on
the presidential ticket with Weaver
four years ago. They believed the
opposing faction would be divided be
tween Butler and Hines. of Georgia.
Hines, however, was not placed in
nomination, leaving the straights unit
ed on Butler. Fields was placed In
nomination, but when it became ap
parent that Hines was out of the race
and when a committeeman from one
state after another arose to second
the nomination of Butler, Hines' friend
withdrew his name and allowed Butler
to be nominated by acclamation.
Jerome Maddox, a delegate-at-large
from West Virginia, said today that
that stato had been Incorrectly re
ported aa solid for Bryan.
"The fight of the ten delegates," he
said, "Is against fusion and against
Bryan. We have left the Democratic
party and will never return. If Bryan j
is endorsed or nominated by the con
vention. West Virginia will bolt."
fit Louis, July 21. Home importance
attaches to the meeting of the Mis
souri delegation today. The members
are against either endorsing or nomi
The Washington delegation met this
afternoon and adopted the following:
Resolved, That we favor the preserv
ing of the autonomy of the People's
party aa the sole meana of preserving
the principles for which It has con
tended in the past
Second That the People's party In
convention assembled shall formulate
a plan embodying said principle.
Third That we are willing to nom
inate Bryan If thereby we can secure
the union of all the reform forces, he
agreeing to stand squarely upon the
platform here made, and
Fourth That we demand the nom
ination of a Populist for vice-president
The mlidle-of-t he-road men were In
session, caucussing upon the subject of
a temporary organization, when they
received the news that the national
committee had selected Senator But
ler for temporary chairman. ,
A Texas delegate, with great elo
quence, stated he had Just come from
a conference with Butler, and knew
his position absolutely. He said But
ler was for Bryan and a Populist
nominee for vice-president. He bad
asked Butler what position be would
take In his speech before the conven
tion. Butler informed him that he
should say that the Populist party had
reached a crisis which It must meet
and that It should meet In a manner
which would save the party and yet
elect a president favorable to sliver.
Butler declared It was his Intention
to make the first speech In the con
vention. The Texas man declared
himself as unalterably opposed to
Bryan and to Butler, and be was
cheered by all the middle-of-the-road
Bryan advocates tonight announced
their purpose of accepting the motion
of the national commlteee In the selec
tion of Senator Butler for temporary
chairman. They say that while, But
ler Is not fully In accord, with them,
he is satisfactory to them in the main.
Cleveland, July 21. Chairman Han
na, of the Republican executive com
mittee, returned today from Chicago
and soon after his arrival at his office
several appointments were announced.
Major Charles Dick, ex-chairman of
the Republican ''state committee of
Ohio, who has been one of Hanna's
most active aids, is to be secretary
of the Chicago end of the executive
committee, while William L. Osborne,
of Boston, Is to be secretary In New
York. William Hahn, ex-secretary of the
national committee, and ex-Ohio mem
ber of the national committee. Is to
have charge of the speakers' bureau
at Chicago, while General Powell Clay
ton, of Arkansas, wIH be In charge of
the same branch of work In New
York. These appointments complete
the organisation of the big committee,
but there are still many minor ap
pointments to be made in the corps
of literary workers. Hanna today said
that he proposed to divide his time
between New York and Chicago.
Canton, July 21. Gov. McKInley's
mall today brought a letter from Olean
N. Y., saying that out of fifty-one
travelling men last night forty were
Democrats and of the forty Democrats
all were for McKinley. State Senator
Huntley, of Alabama, for twelve years
a Democratic office-holder, whose term
runs through until 1S98, wrote that he
would work and vote for the Republi
can nominee. x
Hon. Alex P. Hull, secretary of the
Georgia Democratic sound money club,
also wrote condemning Bryan and
pledging their support to McKinley.
ANOTHER McKINLET DEMOCRAT
Baltimore. July 21. Randolph Bar
ton, one of the electors-at-large on the
Democratic ticket in this state, has
announced his withdrawal. . Barton,
who is a prominent lawyer In this
city, has always been regarded as one
of the staunchest Democrats In Mary
land. He declares now, however, that
he cannot accept the currency plank In
the Democratic national platform and
It Is his intention to vote for Mc
Klnley. THE MARKETS.
Liverpool, July 21. Wheat Spot,
steady; demand poor; No. 2 red winter
5s Id; No. 2 spring. 4s lid; No. 1 Cali
fornia, 5s 4d.
Portland, July 21. Wheat, Valley,
525i53. Walla Walla, 4950.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report.
I I V I v I i li I J Ml TTT n
Avzr ?au u
I I X . y
OF FREE SILVER
More 1'olillc Builriimis Would Ik
Xecessary in Which to Store
the Bullion. .
DIRECTOR OF MINT PRESTOS
Hakes Jos-rrtite Statesieat of aat
16 ta I fltass. ssd tk Icaalts
Vhica aosld follow Its
Washington, July 21 Director of
the Mint Preston said today that ha
waa being flooded with communica
tions from all parts of the country,
asking him for Information on the
subject of free coinage. The lack cf
understanding which some of his
correspondents displayed was, he sakL
appalling. Some thought that 14 to
1 meant sixteen sliver dollars for every
gold dollar, and other opinions al
most absurd were entertained by many
of the writers.
When asked for a plain explanation
of what would be done if a frett coin
age law were passed, Mr. Preston sail:
"I can only explain to you generally
what the routine would be. based on
experience gained before the repeal of
the Sherman law, and upon what free
coinage of sliver Is generally inter
preted to mean. In the first place,
silver In any form. If not too base for
the operation of the mints, will be re
ceived from anybody and coined Into
silver dollars, free of charge, except
the cost of the alloy employed, which,
is 2c per ounce.
"The word "unlimited" as used In the
Chicago platform, means that there
shall be no restriction as to the
amount of the bullion peraitted to be
received and coined. Unless by legis
lation the coinage of silver should be
limited to the American product our
mints would within a few year have
the surplus., silver cf. all the world.
By surplus I mean ail the silver not
used by other nations aa subsidiary
"Under a free silver law any one
possessing old silver spoons, silver
ware, or anything else crtalnlns sil
ver, would have the privilege of taking
such articles tc the mints and having
them coined Into silver iol'.ars. It ta
not to be expected, however, that tl
i mints will be .called upon to perlorm
much work of this character. It will
be the smelters and rellners who win
do mos of this work
"There Is a mistaken Hea as xo the
class of peoplo who tak bullion to the
mints to be cr.lc.ed. Jt U generally
supposed that mine owners do this.
As a rule th-y do not. 7 heir work U
confined to taking ore from the mines
and selltUK II to th- smelting and re
fining establishment. Therii are about
a doxen of these establishments In
operation, and with .1 free coinage
law, of course tho number will greatly
increase. There are twt In Denver,
Col, one etch In Lead-ilK Col.. Oma
ha, Neb., Kansas Cay, Kan.. Perth
Amboy and Newark. X. .1.. Pittsburg.
Pa., CK'cnc. Sat. I'ranclsco, nni one
in coure-i of ere Ml-. n in lbiho. From
these establishment woiill ccine -A
per cent o! all tte bullion tnat would
be sent to the mint v be i.iil.
"To avoid embarrassment to the
mints by those having small quanti
ties of old silver. It is probable that
bullion of less value than J100 will not
be received, as provided in the old
! coinage law. This will be the routine
pursued in the matter of having bul
lion coined Into money:
"It will be taken In person or shipp
ed direct to the respective mints, it
will be weighed in the presence of the
depositor or his agent, and the weight
j verified by the Register of Deposit?.
The weight clerk and register will then
! enter in their respective books the
name of the depositor, number and
i date of each deposit kind of bullion.
weight before melting, and, if it can
be ascertained, the state or country
from which It Is derived. The depos
itor will then be given a receipt for
the value of his deposit, if it is of such
character that its value can be ascer
tained before melting.
"From the weight of the bullion, af
ter melting, and . the report of the
assayer as to fineness, the value of
such deposit and the amount of
charges will be computed, and a de
tailed statement given to the deposit
or. When the depositor presents his
receipt and certificate for the net value
he will sign the receipt and the coin
or bars will then be paid to him.
'It is not to be presumed, however,
that under a free coinage law a per
son presenting bullion would have to
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