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ASTORIA PUBLIC UlilllM ASSOCIATIM.
The Dally Astortan
Has A Pioiiiak
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IABHI AA THAT OS ANT OTHbM PAfl
EXCLUSIVE TELEGRAPHIC PRESS REPORT.
ASTUKlA, OREGON, WKIA'KSIUY MOUSING, NOVEMBER 23, 11!.
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Oil's I uu B
Wuoirry the bent bchool nhoo on earth.
Juclc knife with every pair.
These are the Days
We have prepared for the Im
provement hi trade. Our tock
CITY BOOK STORE
Will Keep a Hundred Years 1
English Plum Pudding
Two lbs. seedless rttlnlrin; I lbs. cleaned currants; naif-pound sliced "citron;
I lha. bread crumbs; I lbs. chopped auet; Juice and grated rind of three lemons;
t lbs. C sugar: 4 grated nutmegs; I tablespoon .nil; milk. Mix fruit thorough
ly; ml J vkks anil mlllc little at a time, rarvful to moke It mlnt enough to
slick together not wet; nil receptacle even full; coyer with cloths tied tliilitly
anl boil steadily fur client hour.
Tit lime in gaarastctd to keep IOO tears, II the lirrdicats arc parcbiscd of
FOARD & STOKES COMPANY.
AT PRICES THAT DEFY
Call and Be
Clarkson & Mclryin
LONG FIR PILING
Astoria Asphalt and Roofing Co.
and Hplrlng L.aky Huorat.
J. A FAST ABEND,
HOUSE, BRIDGE RflD UJHflRF BUILDER
Houaa Maying Tool tor R.at.
ASTORI A ' 0??!??N
CEO. NICOLL, Assistant.
Kopp's New Brewerrj
PORTLAND HID ASTORIA LI
Leaves Astoria Mondays, Wednes
days and Frldayi at 6 p. m. Sundays
at 7 a. m.
Leaves Portland Tuesdays, Thurs
days, Saturdays and Sundays at T. p. m.
B. II. WORKS, Master.
523 Commercial Street
ORANITE WAKE. ROPE.
STOVES. IRON PIPE, TER.
RA COTTA PIPES, BAR
IRON, STEEL, CANNERY
Trustee for the late
M. C. CROSBY
216 anl 217 Chamber of Commerce
AT S3S rOMMKH
N. JENAEN and R. 0. HANSEN
J. B. WYATT,
Phon No. 68 A.torla, Ortgoa
PAINTS and OILS.
paclal Att.nlloa Paid to Supplying Ship.
A oomplaU stock of lumber on hand
In ths rough or groaned. Flooring, rua
tlu, railing, and all klnda of finish:
mouldings and shingles; alaa brackoi
work dona to order. Terms reasonable
and prices at bedrock. All orders
promptly attended to. Office and yard
at mill. H. F. I LOGAN, Prop'r.
ROSS HIGGINS & CO
Orocers, : and : Butchers
Astoria and Upper Attorla
Plae Tm and CoffMi, T.bU Dllcacls, Doa.itk
aad Tropk.l Fnilti. Vr.tabl.i, Sugar
Curad Huii, Bacon, Etc.
Cholct Fresh and Salt Meats.
All F IXTKll FsT'H
illlL lit 1 LIlLJ 1 IjIJ
Kcnillmj Closely Ul(CStlonH on the
Cult hut Ion of I'lut.
mi:i i'IN; ok uicrriNO, i:rc.
Ituln Wairr. Always rrot-urable
Clatsop County, Is flint for the
Id-ltluif of Klax.
Karoipra all ovt tho co:nly have i
written the Aatorlun expressing deep '
InlercMt In the experiment of (lax grow-
Ing There la no doubt the article can
bo grown In the itute. and Clatsop niletakable, the precise moment for art
should lead In the cultivation of tlax. jlnir Is nvire difficult to settle. Muny
Th Irish Textile Journal says further
of the Industry:
BTKKI'INU Oil HKTTINO.
After the pulling mines the retting or
watering, the dams for which are con-
slructed In various ways. Advantage j not bend, as In the green state; (I) take
should be taken of every natural ditch's few stalks In both hands, hold one
or pond that can be made suitable, but hand steady and move the other a llt-
when such cannot lie had dams must be
dug-- to 10 feet wide and iO to 00 feet
In length, and not more than 4 fet deep
for each acre of flax straw to be steep-
d; and as they require to b water-,
tight, the bent soil to mske them hi Is!
clay the position also should be such
If possible, aa to command a supply of
water at the right time. Of course If a
proper level ran be obtained near a
large supply of water, the dams can be
tilled at any time, but when surface
water Is to be depended upon, attention
must be given to secure a sufficient sup
ply before hand. Ibig water Is likely
to cause discoloration, and trlng wa- 'cate that the flax Is not quite ready for
ter Is generally too hard; where rain 'lifting, cxuinlne It .three or four times
water ran be gathered It Is best, being; a day until the right moment arrives.
free from mineral Impurltiis. Water
containing lime Is quite unlit fur Mux-
sleeping, and should on no mount be 'the advice of some mure experienced
used; but een uKid soft water must be ; neighbor or scutrh-mlll owner to axnlst
gathered with dlncretlon, for If allowed at this critical point, so that the risk
to Man I too lung In the ilains before be- of mlHtake might be minimised. When
Ing used It may become stagnant: this mllKlled all Is ready, lift each beet care
inuet be avoided, for no matter how of- fully from the dam, giving it a gentle
feiutlve flat-water may be after retting, ' plunge or shake In the water to remove
nater alrx-ady'stagnant should not be the dregs that may be settled upon""!t,
ued fur llax. Having the diuns now
thoroughly prepared, and either sup
plied with water or In such a position
that w ater can be turned on at pb aaure,
the (tax Is arranged In the following
manner: A row of Ixet Is placed
aitlnHt the end of the pond almost
i.eriie"dU"ilar. but. of course le,.t.l,w
against the bank then the next row
Is placed leaning against the first one.
and so on until the dam Is filled. The
beets should be all placed with the root
ends down, though, In some caaea. e very
second row haa been reversed, and,
judging by results. It seems to be a
matter not of much Importance, an flax
will ret In any position. The reason,
however, given for keeping the head of
the plant up la no doubt a good one,
namely, that the finer end of the stem!u,,5t opposition. He Is Just 2S years
requires more retting than the coarse,
and belnir next the air on.l h thl.
process Is accelerated. If the dam Is
not too wide say, 8 to 10 feet a plank
or two across the top will facilitate the
work, and save the workers from stand-
Ing In the water; and If It bo 4 feet-the
most convenient depth-the beets In
partially on end will not reach the level
of the bank, and a layer la usually plac
ed flat on top of the others. Next a
covering of ragweeds, rustics, ferns, or
straw whichever Is most plentiful Is
spread over all. and and securely cover
ed with sods well fitted together. If
these are not convenient, old
wlth stones on the top will answer, or
If broad, flat stones are at hand In sufll-
clent numbers bonrda can be dispensed
with, the object being to keep the tluxil"
below the surface of the water from 8
to 10 Inches. During fermentation, at
an early stage a certain amount of
llatlon takes place, and additional
weight must be put on to keep any por
tion of the flax from rising above the
water. After this stage Is passed, the
load must be gradually diminished, as
the flax settles down In the water of
itself as the retting draws to an end;
and here It Is well to repeat the caution
given of not tying the beets too tightly;
they must not be packed In the ponds
too closely, or these natural movements
during fermentation will be Impeded,
The continued tendency of llax to sink
down, requiring the removal of the ex
tra stones from the top, Is Itself a sign
that retting Is approaching completion,
so that very careful attention Is needed.
No absolute rule can tie given as to the
number of days required In water,
which vary from eight to fifteen, but
ten or eleven la an ordinary time. Two
circumstances cop'rlbute to this uncer
tainty one In tl. .-allty of the water
used In the fermentation, which, of
course, varies so much that It cannot
be accurately gauged beforehand; the
other Is the temperature of the season
and strength of the sun and Just as
these causes may be acting; will the re
sults be hastened or retarded. Water
readily acted upftn by the chemical con
stituents of the flax straw, and which
at the same time happens to be affected
by a strong sun will exhibit a change
within twelve hours, whilst In water of
greater hardness or under a lower tem
perature, or where both are In con-
Junction,' no change will be observable
for twenty-four hours or even longer;
consequently, the number of days re-
'quired for retting can only be guiawd
at, hitvliix rrrfiird to these, uoinllilnnii.
' At tti fitii.. jif v,-nr wiifn rftl.i
Iy 'a1"'" i,,ar ,h" vtni r "u,,ic ,o ,m
Ilxl4il. Kv.-ry pr'taulloti ahuuM lie
u"l to l ml tln ae IIockIh ur hwivy rains
;.iuay friitn tlw dams, as an Influx of
rh runnlnK wlr would r-lur1 the
whulp pDHi-as to tbit dtrlm-nt of the
(Hire. Kinx-wul'-r cannot ) uiu-l a sec
ond time fur u-vtnn; is already ixilnt
rd out, atuKunt water la qulle unnult
aliln; and if a dum ,nut l ud a sec
ond tltiin In the same season It should
be well rlronrd, as any rourneaa re-
,'malnlng afivr the flrit fcrinentatlon will
J undoubtedly m Inlutioua.
Th subolilenia of the fix In the dam
trtttc a slcn that the frrnvntatlon Is
over and n ttlnit completed, the flax
mui b lminllately removed from the
water, as delay la Injurious to the fibre;
'but wthougn tnp general slims are un-
rules have been laid down on the Hiint,
land we iflve a number, advllng learn
ers to try all until they have acquired
aufll'lenl experience to decide: (1)
Double up the straw, and If sufllclently
.retted, the core or heart will break and
tie backward and forward, and the
woody part will separate from the fibre;
'(3) attempt to draw some Inches of the
shove fiom the fibre without breaking
It If retted this can be readily done;
(4) catch the straw In both hands and
twist smartly, and the fibre will be-
come detatched from the core. These
may be called mechanical ttfiu, but an
other one, more of a chemical charac
ter, is to pull the straw over the fore
finger, under the thumb nail, and ob
serve If the glutinous or slimy sub
stance of the green flax will all squeexe
tout. Should these various trials Indl
'and then act promptly. I'ndcr usual clr.
;cumstatices nuwt fiunurs could have
then a few hours' draining at the tin nit
will make alt ready for spreading. Al
though disagreeable, the safest way of
lifting it Is by standing In the water.
WILL BI CCEED HIS FATHER.
! Kx-8ietker Crlsp"s Son Nominated for
Congm Pugh's Successor.
Atlanta, Ga.. November U The Dem
jwr" congressional convention to
nominate, a candidate to succeed to the
unexpired term of Hon. Chas. F. Crisp
was held at Hawklnvllle today. Charles
R. Crisp, the eldest son of the hue
ex-speaker, was nominated by a rising
Mr. Crisp will be elected without Pop.
of ae- nd wl" ' the youngest
I members that ever occupied a sea! In
the national legislative halls.
SENATOR PUGH'S SUCCESSOR,
Montgomery, Ala., November 24.
.General E. W. Pettus, of Dallas, was
; today elected United States senator to
succeed Senator Pugh. on March 4 next.
THE DINGLET BILL.
Republicans Disagree as to the Advis
ability of Taking It Up.
Vahlngton. November 24. There Is
such a diversity of opinion among Ke-
publican senators In this city as to the
courpe to be pursued at the next ses-
slon with reference to the tariff that It
considered quite probable a caucus
will be held very early In the session to
decide upon a line of action. Senator
In-!Sherman la still understood to hold the
opinion that the Dlngley bill should
and could be passed at the approaching
ae&stou. while other Republican sen
ators disagree with him, some as to the
wisdom of the measure and others as to
the possibility of getting It through.
Indications are now that the decision
of the caucus would be against taking
up the Dlngley bill.
OREGON IMPROVEMENT CO.
New York, November 24. The Water
bury re-organlxatlon of the Oregon Im
provement Company is out In a circular
which states the assent of about 75
per cent of the first mortgage bonds,
40 per cent of consolidated mortgage
bonds and preferred stock, and 50 per
cent of common stock to Its plan has
been secured and the plan underwrit
ten. The committee contends that a
less sum than It calls for would he In
sufficient to put the company In good
credit, preserve Its property and enable
It to do business. All surplus cash and
securities will be owned by the new
JOHN W. COWLS DEAD.
McMlnnvllle, Or., November 24. John
W. Cowls, president of the McMlnnvllle
National I'.ank, and a pioneer of 1852,
died her today, aged 73. He was one
of the most prominent men In the coun
ty, and held many places of trust. He
was mayor of tho city.
Meany Is the leading tailor, and pays
the highest cash price for fur skins.
AWFUL CRIME OF
Cut the Throats of Her Three Little
Children Kith a Kazor.
THEN ATTEMITED SUICIDE
Two of the Children Are Dead, but the
Other and the t'nfortunate Moth
er Are Expected to Live.
C.'hfhblls. Wn.. November 24. News of
a horrible tragedy which occund last
Friday In the Eastern portion of Lewis
county was received here by the .cor
oner this afternoon. Mrs. A. R. Swen-
er. wife of a farmer living near the
Ashford poatoftlce, cut the throats of
h'T three children, aged t and 3 years
and 9 months, and then cut her own
throat with a razor.
Her husband arrived shortly after
and found his entire family weltering
In a pool of blood. The three-year-old
Klrl Is dead, and the eldest U expected
lo die, but the baby will live. The
mother did not succeed In killing her
self, but ' her condition is precarious.
It Is supposed the woman Is Insane.
The coroner and sheriff have left for
the scene, which Is fifty miles from
KIDNAPING OF OSCAR HAPNER
Strange Disappearance of a Six-Year-Old
Boy from His Home
Chicago. November 24. Little Oscar
Hapner. ( years old. klwted his mother
good bye early last Monday morning
and went out to play near his home.
149 Wllmot avenue. Since then not a
trace of him has been discovered, al
though police detectives throughout the
city have been searching for him.
The circumstances surrounding the
strange absence of the child point
strongly to kidnaping, and this theory
Is strengthened by the fact that th
parents have had a similar experience
before. July 11 of this year another son
13 years old, was kidnaped from Mil
waukee avenue and was not recovered
until last Saturday. The father and
mother believe that the same man who
took the first child also kidnaped the
Another peculiar feature of the case Is
that a purse containing $40 In bills dis
appeared from the Hapner home the
day the boy disappeared. Mrs. Hapner
la convinced that little Oscar took the
money, having been Induced to commit
the theft by the man who afterward
stole the boy.
Lieutenant Revere, of the West North
avenue police station, was notified of
the disappearance and officers In all the
stations were Instructed to bunt for the
lost boy. The case has a good deal of
mystery attached to It. The man who
kidnaped the elder boy last July at
tempted to get a ransom of 15,000, the
boy's mother says, but, as the family
Is In poor circumstances. Mrs. Hapner
attributes such an attempt as an act
of Insanity on the part of the kidnaper.
When the child disappeared In July
the family spent much time and money
In locating him, and finally found him
in company with a man outside of Chi
cago. This man, Mrs. Hapner says, is
not related In any to the child, and he
had been acquainted with the family
only three months. He poisoned the
boy's mind against his parents by tell
ing the lad that the family Intended
to send him to a reform school and to
do other things which the child would
NOT THE CAPTAIN'S FAULT.
Ill-Fated San Benito Carried Ashore
by the Current.t
Mendocino, Col., November 24. The
steamer Point Arena Is In this port
loading lumber, having on board thirty-
one men taken from the Ill-fated San
Benito. Captain Smith Is among them.
He said he could say nothing regard
ing the cause of his being out of his
course, except that It must have been
the current that carried him so far
in short. He said that In seven years'
experience on the coast this was tfie
first time he had made such an error.
He. himself, had Just left the bridge
In charge of the first officer, and had
his clothing off, preparing to retire,
when the crash came. In his under
clothing he rushed on deck and in this
costume he spent twenty hours in the
rigging. Captain Smith was warmly
praised by all the crew.
PLOT TO BURN A CHURCH.
Miscreants Frightened Away Before
They Could Fire the Edifice.
Philadelphia, November 24. An at
tempt to bum the Emmanuel German
Lutheran Church, Fourth and Carpen
ter streets, was discovered by the police
of the Second district early this morn
ing. The police were engaged In an ef
fort to find out what had become of a
gold cross and a heavily embroidered
Bible scarf which were missed Sunday
morning, when they were startled to
find In the basement every evidence
of a well-laid plot to destroy the edi
The unknown miscreants had collect-
i"t all sorts of Inflammable material,
ud piled the whole lot together In such
manner that when once IxnlUd the
id Joining woodwork would be set on fire
Hid B(eedlly Ignite the floors above.
It is belleverl that the thieves wre In
the act of si tting fire to the church
when frightened away, as a box of
matches were found near the pile of
debris, and In the church proper books,
papers and matches were scattered
about the aisles and pews.
The thieves made a complete tour of
the building, forcing the doors of the
committee room and ransacking all the
closets. All the contribution boxes
were taken from their fastenings and
rilled of thlr contents. Lieutenant OU-
llnKham, Captain of Detectives Mllle'.
and Sieclal Officers Harman and Ikiker
are now at work endeavoring; to locate
the thieves and expect scon to have the
perpetrators behind the bant.
Bryan Spvak to an Enormous Crowd
on the Occasion In Denver.
Denver, November 24. Hon. Wm. J.
Bryan was the principal speaker at the
exercises commemorating the twentieth
anniversary of. the admission of Col
orado as a state, held tonight In the
Central Presbyterian church. The edi
fice, one of the largest In the city, was
crowded In every part by a magnificent
audience. The entrwc of Mr. Bryan
was the signal for prolonged applause
and the waving of handkerchiefs. Pre
ceding Bryan's speech were Introducto
ry remarks by several silver leaders.
The "Bryan Marsellatee" was sung by
Mrs. W. W. Grant and the choir.
ator Teller pledged himself In
his reelection to continue his efforts
In the cause of silver.
THE OREGON 13 ALL RIGHT. ,n """"gent clrcle Mld that
the return of Weyler to Havana with-
Behaved Admirably Under the Fire of !ont bringing about an engagement with
Her Big Guns. Maceo Is equivalent to the defeat of
jthe Spanish forces, for the latter have
.Santa Cms. Cal.. November J4.-The!comPleteiy failed to carry out their
battleship Oregon was sighted off,1 out b te Spanish
Lighthouse Point this afternoon. For Commander and he returued here to
half an hour she remained there and ever unsuccessful, it is asserted
practiced with her big guns. Several ,that the Vla ot i:ac wa to vo d aa
shots were fired towards Monterey, and 'eKast ""h the Spanish forces, as
then she was turned around and thei"' fe('' confident that the wearisjme
shots were send in a northerly direc- :P"lgn a. conducted by the Cubans
tlon. The battleship then moved rapid- must eventually exhaust th Spaniards
ly under iteam while the firinE contln-;ani1 brln8 about a concessk n of nearly
. , . all the demands of the Insurgents.
ued In different directions. After an
hour's firing she came to anchor a mile
from the wharf. She behaved admira
bly under the rapid fire of her guns.
TANGLE IN VIRGINIA.
Democrats May Lose an Elector Be
cause of a Name Technicality.
, . ... .
Richmond, Vs., November 24. An
. , . .
elector may be lost to the Democrats
... , . .x. .. ,.
in Virginia by the same technicality
. . . .. . . .
that caused the board of officers to
. it . . ,
give Flood the certificate for congress in
. . . . . ,
the Tenth District Some of the votes
intended for Chas. M. Wallace. Jr.. were
returned without the "Junior," and oth-
era for C. M. Wallace. Jr. Five Re-1
pu1" '." T V;
turned than Chas. M. W allace. Jr., but,
as all five got the same number, the ,
board has not decided how to award
WILL DINE WITH VICTORIA.
London. November 24. Thos. F. Bay
ard, United States ambassador, and
Mrs. Bayard were "comanded" today to
visit Windsor Castle on Thursday next
and dine with the queen. Mr? and
Mrs. Bayard will also sleep at the cas
tle that night and Mr.. Bayard In con-
aninro has hn nhlifFri to cancel hid t
engagement to preside at the Thanks-,
giving dinner of the American colony, j
London, November 24. Hops Pacific ;
Coast. 3 5s. i
Portland, November 24. Wheat Wal
la Walla, "677; Valley, "91880.
Liverpool, November 14. Wheat, spot
dull; demand poor; No. 2 red winter, 6s
lOd; No. 2 red spring, 6s lid; No. 1 Cal
ifornia, 7s 5d.
That story of a Caribou potato plant
er who refused an offer ot 48 cents a
barrel for eleven barrels of potatoes,
declaring that he would have 25 or
nothing for the load. Is matched by the
yarn coming from Grand lake stream
of a man who recently went after a calf
that he had pastured out all summer
and asked what he owed for the pas
turing. "Well," said the farmer, "I've
got a bill of 27 against you, but I will
take the calf and call it settled, pro
viding you are willing." "No, sir," was
the answer; "I will not do that, but I
will tell you what I will do. You keep
the calf two weeks longer and you cani
have her." Lewiston (Me.) Journal.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Govt Report.
The "Butcher's" Return Really Mean
Defeat for the Tmops.
INSURGENTS ARE CONFIDENT
Peel Certain of Winning the Struggle
Competitor Prisoners Have Not
(Copyrighted. 'M, by Associated Press.)
Havana, November 24. The unex
pected arrival here of Captain-General
Wtyler from the province of Plnar del
Rio, without having been successful
in bringing about an engagement of
any Importance with the Insurgents un
der Antonio Maceo, is causing consid
erable comment today and there are
many rumors in circulation. The Im
pression prevails that there will short
ly be Important changes here. La
Luchas, a correspondent In the field,
had an Interview with the .captain
general previous to the tatter's arrival
here from Artime. The captain-general
was asked for an opinion as to the
course of the campaign, and said:
"I am content with it. We entered
Rublo hoping to give battle to ths com
bined Insurgent forces and you know
the result They went southward, much
to our regret. Maceo has gone to
ward Mocurriaa, Mayrta and Codojal da
1 Kaniguas. Nevertheless, our columns
0f I In two divisions arrived without firing
I a single shot and only saw a band of
about 1M Insurgents In the woods Bear
j COMPETITOR PRISO;;2RS.
Washington, November 24. Ccnsul
General Lee was at the state depart
ment again today. When asked as to
the report that the Competitor prison
ers had been tried at Moro Castle, Gen.
Lee said: , '
"I do not believe any trial has oc-
curred. If It had, the facts would be
i J ' . ,,
' spedily reported here by VIce-Consul
, , ' ,
i Springer. There have been so prelim-
, , ,
Inary steps toward a trial and deposl-
" " .
tlons ot the prisoners were taken, but
V. . . .
further than this nothing has been done
tnat 1 know of'
THAT IS, TO DODGE THEM.
Havana, November 24. It Is probo-
that Captain-General Weyler wlll
I 7 ' . ,
'return to the province of Plnar del
' Rio tomorrow to resume an active cam-
i paign against the insurgents under An-
WHEAT ADVANCES OVER A CENT.
United Kingdom Will Require l'.OOO.OOD
a Month Until July 1.
Chicago, November 24. There was a
firm undertone In wheat from the start
today., although the news was not es
pecially exciting nor unusually bullish.
but the sentiment was apparently
friendly to the buying side. Opening
figures for May were at 80H. The
world's visible supply was reported to
have Increased only 1.427.0O0 bushels.
Aft?r this announcement May advanc
ed quickly to 8254. Another Item of
?reat strength was the Liverpool Corn
Trade News' estimate that the United
Kingdom and the continent of Europe
would require from this country 17,000,
000 bushels per month until July 1. The
result of this was a further advance to
82U. Near the close a reaction to 81
S2 followed, principally from profit
taking. At that figure the market
WILL VISIT McKINLEY.
Cleveland, November 24. Gen. Sam
uel Thomas, the New York railway
magnate, and ex-Governor Merriam, of
Minnesota, arrived here today and were
met at the station by Hon. M. A. Han
na Subsequently the three gentlemen
held a conference. Tomorrow Messrs.
Thomas and Merriam will go to Can
ton to visit the president-elect. It has
been definitely decided that General
Horace Porter, of New York, will act
as marshal at the inauguration cere