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ASTORIA FUELIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION,
The Daily Astorlan
Much modi than thou man a
Ur.l A THAT Of ANV OTHtR RAM
In Tm Aioian'
IXCL,USI VI TELEGRAPHIC PRESS REPORT.
ANTORIA, OKKOON, Fit I DAY MOHNINO, JAMAKY 1, IBM.
Sicnm to COI TLXM) ATni)K!l!!l
A Full Line
Of lDUr of oil
aiai ouun.o kinds
Tide Tables for 1997
GRIFFIN & REED
City Book Store
CAN BO PLACED TO BETTER
Nfi TDACU bit uooD. isrriL
Clarkson & fimn
LONG FIR PILING
Astoria Asphalt and Roofing Co.
antl Kspalrlitu Ltnlty Huofa.
J. A KASTAHKND,
HOUSE, BRIDGE AND tUHRRF BUILDER
Houm Moving Tools for Ktnt.
GEO. NICOLL, Assistant.
Kopp's Hw Brewcrrj
Will Papsr. Artlata' Mattrlalt, Paints,
Oils, Qlati, sic. JpnM Minings.
Run and Bamboo Goods
365 Commercial Street.
F. B. Morgan
0. R. & N. Company
Columbia Rlvsr Routs
2M Washlnnton St.
...THE ATHIC AL. BOOKING A SI'CCULTT..
IMI Tllllll) ST., rOltTLAMI, OB.
A. V. ALLEN,
Groceries, Flour, Feed, Provisions, Fruits
Vegetables, Crockery, Glass and
Plated Ware. Loggers' Supplies.
Cor. Tenth and Commercial streets.
ShOeS New Today,
Little Gents' Shoes
Columbia Shoe Co.
523 Commercial St.
NHVV YF3AR TO ALL
at Any Place In Town
216 and 217 Clumber of Commerce
AT ft.1 OMMKK
N. JEN5EN and K. 0. HANSEN
J. B. WYATT,
Pksoa No. 68
PAINTS and OILS.
social Atteatloa Paid te Supplying Ships.
A complete stock at lumber on hand
In the rough or dressed. Flooring, rus
tic, celling, and all kinds of flnlsh;
mouldings end ahiugles; alia bracket
work done to order. Terms reasonable
and prices at bedrock. All orders
promptly attended to. Office and yard
at mill. H. F. L. LOGAN, Pr;';.
UNION MEAT CO.
jflS, BflGOH, MHO
GUARANTEED THE BEST
...IN TUB MARKET...
Cor. 4tn and Glisan Sts
ASTORIA IRON WORKS
CoaeoBly St. . foot of Jackaon, Aatotla.
General Machinists and Boiler Makesr
Land and Marin, Englnaa. Bollar work, Staam
boat and Cannary Work a Specially.
Coatings of All DatcrlpHons Made to Ordar on
John Fog... .President and Superintendent
A. L. Fox Viae President
O. B. Prmel Secretary
Flrat National Bank ...Treasurer
THE NEW YEAR
AM THE OLD
hnt Hiis liicn Ai-vom ptihed in As
turlu In the Ycur IM.
WHAT IS IN SI OKI! I OK IMII7 1
Kouiulntlona l.nlil fr I he (irowih a rid
prosperity nf the Future Port of
t'lMiti thin, thi- lira! day f tin now
year, II l not mill lo review the
event of IMie w hit ti have helped lo
make or mar Astoria. The year wo
one of unprecedented hardships; gnul
strike at It beginning inntly z.-il local
IiuaIiii'ka; local and nalh.nal fx.lll l t (
ruplrtl On. mention of I hi- public, mid
dlMiirlnd ihi ordinary rendition of a-
falra. With It all, die nit pessimistic
muni n-lrtill that Astoria nan made
Irldtn toward In r future up-building.
iiml t tut t the foundation atone firr tlie
Ktenter Astoria have been laid. Alxivr
everything fltr, Clatsop rounly tin
mad a aplmdld rw-ird politically. ik1
will go down in history as one of the
ataum li supporter! of f ood go ern
niriii in iruulilou time.
Plrat and forcmoat among the Import-
nl evrnl of the year In Aalorta, la thr
auccraaful beginning of the railroad
whit h l to connect thr future Hirt of
tht N'orthweat with thr reat of thr
country. Ten mile of grading antl tun
neling, from Tongue Point raat. havr
brut complrted by Corry Brother; thr
Young Hay bridge and trestle haa
brrn finished Into thr heart of thr
illy, au that traJna arr now running
from Hcaalde to thr O. It. and N. dock.
The old Seashore railroad was prai l It !
y ln rebuilt, a branrh llnr haa brrn
nnUhrd and put In otirratlon brtwrvtl
Wamnton and Nrw Aatorla; a large
dork hua lfrn rmtrd at Plavel which
lll ai-rommodntr thr largrat drrp-at-a
vrrarla; tfll thoummla tona of Kngllah
'0-Hund ateial rail a ha,ve lceo unloatlrd
it thla diK-k. and plhil In thr rallrrxul
rariU nrr KUvel, Thr tr.-(ruih llnr
a iir-arlna" t'oiiii.-Ufii. and wvcral
kw tf iMil.-a arr How mrd.-d up at thr
Klavrl yanla for th rmtlon of thr
n-w unr i-twrn Aatorta and uoblr.
SiVfii biindrt'd iin-ti arr now at work
ilvt- llulnltT. Krudlng thr Ixthuiif of
ht llnr to (Jotilt1; two largt drtMlKtra
irr nt nork day and niiiht. IIIIIhk In
lit. low iiur.-a on i ti rlKht of way; a
liiindAonie d Kt haa bwn erm-trd at
W&rrrnlon junt-tlon; a large and cum
iiiimIIoua Ut'tt and rxprrAa bulldliiK hu
btt-n built at Die Stow Hay site; new
ara havr bwn a.ltlttl to the rolling
l.vt k. and others have been ordered.
When It la tonalilered that the railroad
la the K"Kl.-n key thai unlocka Asto
rla'a future Kreuln.-m. the work al-
reatly OA'emillahfd In the face of per
hapa the hardtwt tlmea ever known
re or thnuitl'i:"t the country gener-
ally, alnglc hanuT-d. by A. R. Hammond.
there la not one who today can fall to
I'tingratulatv hlmaelf, the city, and Mr.
Hammond un the results already at
tallied, and who will not look forna.nl
with I'otifWIence and amununt' to the
realisation In the very near future, of
AHtoriH'a dearent hope.
Next In Importance to A.Korlu'a rail
roatl, la the oin-nlng by the I'nlted
States governnient of thr locks at tne
Cuat-uiles of the Columbia river. For
years the Interior counties of the state
have been shut off from the sea or have
been compelled to use expensive rail
transportation for their wlwat to Port
land In order to ship It to the markets
of the world. Today the great wheat
bells In the counties contiguous lo The
Dalits and Goldenilale have direct wa
ter communication with Astoria and
the great orean-golng ships of the
worhl. The farmers of the Interior can
load their w heat on barges or steamers
and float It to the deep aca vessels at
Astoria, and receive several cents per
bushel better price for their labor than
they have ever before been able to
reullxe. With rail and water parallel
transportation, Astoria's possibilities as
a shipping port ore almost unlimited.
Witness the large centers In the Middle
West and In the East, whore river, can
al, lake and roll, aide by side, com
pete for the farmers' produce. The
grounds have been laid In Oregon with
Astoria as Its chief port, for the main
tenance and support of a population as
large as that now In New York.
During the year 18M, amongst the
buildings erected in the city and vicin
ity, can be noted the following princi
Kopp'a brewery, JM.OOO; Slianahan's
store building, H,600; Foard & Stokes'
hall, J5.000; Fisher's dock, JS.OOO: the
Louvre, llft.OOO; railroad depot, Ju.500;
Si holllcld & Huuke's store, J4.000; Jen
sen's residence, J3.000; Cunderson's res
idence, $3,500; Hamilton's residence,
$3,500; Watts' residence. $3,500; Mitch
ell's residence, $3,000; Ilrown's reiH-
.lence, $3,500. Ileuldes these principal
buildings, some twenty small residences
have been erected, averaging from $S00
to $11100 each.
A large amount of street work has
been dime during the year which has
included much heavy grading, both by
team and hydraulic power.
Ai-roaa the bay at Warr-iitoti rruiny
linirivi'iiifiila have alno b'trn tn-idr.
Mr. I). K, Warren'a liundmmn new
atore biilltllng wna complHetl aeveral
Mioiiilia nlriKi, atwither alore building
In Juki being i "iiipleted, and a numo-r
of reableni'i-a havr been eret'tH. Thr
railroad romimny haa put In an ex-t'-rmlve
ayatt in of trat ka and ronatrui t
rd a hniiiliioine and t'otiiinixlloua dt-wi
At Klavel tb Klavi-I Ijind and Im
provement Company rrwted and hand-
Aotitely furnlAbed a ::n,000 hotel; laid
out a park and handaome grounda
uboiit the bulliling. tilted up xi-neral
ottlia, and have oiM-ned the wujr for
larger linproveim nta.
At Full Hlevena tin I'nlu-I Statin
gtivi rniin'iit put a lurge fori e of men
ul work making the nii i-mtary Improve
tnenta anil building the firunilatluna
the new guns to Ut plai-vd at the fort.
At AlnVilirook steps have been taken
by Hie l.irt;r property owners to extend
tne utrfet car system, and handsomely
Improve the M end of the city.
Among the manufactures, thr k'lat
tip Mill Co, added largely to thr ef
frrtivi m of Its plant by putting In a
new bund ium' ami enlamlng Its build
Hign The Columbia iron Works ex
tended and enlarged Its plant, greatly
Increasing the rapacity of lis foundry
and iiui nine shope. Ttte Pacific Sheet
Mi tal Works put In improved marhln
rry and enlarged Its capacity to meet
the Increased demands of t ratio.
one of tin indexes of proserlty of
the clly Is Mr. John Kopp's magnifi
cent brewery plant put In operation for
the llrst time on thr 2Vlh. His el port
trade and local business) had so largely
Incri ased that It was found necessary
to quadruple Ilia output. Emil Schacht.
the well known Portland architect, was
engaged to draw thr plans for an en
tirely new plant. Today, as a monu
ment to Mr. Kopp's enterprise and In
dustry, and Emil Kchacbt s genius As
toria posses the finest manufacturing
Institution of Its kind In the Northwest
Equipped with evrry modem drvlcr In
the way of machinery, hod refrigera
tion, Kopp's brewery Is prepared to
turn out the best product that can be
nwue from hops and n.ert all the re
quirements of the local as well as a
large foreign trade.
THE Kl'Tl KK.
What dors all thla progress mean,
and what have Astorlans to look for
ward to during this year. Is the quvs
llon anketl by many a businemi man
upon the dawn of this New Tear's day.
It can b safely said that flrsi anil fore
most. AMoria has secured her railroad,
which will probably be finished before
IMS. and that, following the construc
tion and operation of the railroad, will
cimiw the great auxiliary Improvements
which w III bring wealth to the city, bus
iness to its merchants, shipping for its
exporting and linptxtlng houses, em
ployment to thousands of laborers, and
and the establishment of numberless
dlnner-pall brigadae. With equal facil
ities for transportation to and from the
Interior, and possessing superior nat
ural resources, with a surrounding
country teeming with riches In forests
and mines, added to Its already great
and growing fishing Industries, there
Is not one who doubts that In the next
few yi-ars Astoria will be the great
commercial center and shipping port of
the 1'aclhV coast. No harbor is like It
ami no harbor, not even New York.
Itossesaej lis great natural advantages.
Little wonder that in view of what has
been accomplished In the past, and
what lies before the city in the future.
her business men and property owners
look forward cheerfully to 1S97. and
liave determined to employ every means
in their power and to go to any extreme
to forward the Interests of the city.
It is not strange that with such tre
mendous objects In view, and attaina
ble, that self antl self-interests have
been put under foot and tlvat all have
united In the common cause which
means the ultimate eolabllshment at
the mouth of the Columbia river of the
greatest seaport on the entire PaclHc
WHAT IT MEANS.
Ten Dollar Suit. Overcoat or Mackintosh
for Seven Dollars, and Everything
Else In Proportion.
What Herman Wise's object may be
In offering a 30 per cent reduction 01T
everything in his store Is hard telling,
but he makes the offer and It Is easy
to predict a big run to his store. Mr.
Wise says that while there are certain
goods on which clothiers make as high
as 30 per cent, yet on account of hard
times the average profit do not run ns
high; but the dull season has com
menced and he is determined to do
He says that what little he owes he
needn't bo afraid of his creditors, and
he feels at liberty to sell goods at
whatever price he sees fit,
Mr. Wise hints at a probable change
in his business, not a change in the
llrm, but a probable addition of one
or two more departments besides cloth
ing. At anyrate, whatever the reason,
he offers a reduction of 30 cents off each
and ever dollar's worth of goods bought
for cash In his store during the net
30 days, and nobody should be foolish
enough to miss this opportunity.
By washing clothes at the under
taker's the second wife of a Bangor,
Me., man Is paying off the bill for the
burial of her predecessor.
The Confirmation of Appointee In
Place of Prce Silver Kemovak
rosiMASTKKS ARK AFI KCTED
K.-publliana Will Htand by the Preal-il-nl
-IVflMillHtA and Hllver Demo
erata Will Try to Thwart Him.
W'aahlngton, December 31. Thr allver
aenatora have been considering during
w Christmas recess the attitude they
will ajuuuie on the nominations for of
nv mule in the plac of the silver
nvn removed because of alleged par
ticipation In the recent campaign, and
decided, with practical unanimity, to
oppose the ciNillrmatlons. The matter
ha been placed largely In the hands
of Kenutor Jones, of Arkansas, because
he Is both a silver advocate and chair
man of the national Democratic com
Senator Jones says that while ordi
narily he has no disposition to Interfere
with the presidential prerogative, he
thinks that In cases where this has
been the cause of removal. Justice calls
for Investigation of the charges upon
which the displacements were made. It
now looks as If the question which these
rt'ii.ovhl will raise may be the first
blnce thr election to caos the allgln
iiKiit of parties on the financial ques
tion In the senate.
The Indications are that the silver
liepublkans who bolted the St. Louis
convention and the Populists will stand
with the silver Hepubllcans In opposing
the confirmations, while It Is believed
tbr Republicans and Democrats will
support the president. Some Republi
cans are not vrry zealous, however,
in their support, for the reason that
they realize that a failure to confirm
the Democratic nominees will throw
the nominal Ions to their party after
March 4, and thus increase the Repub
ine omi'iais at stake are In most
cases postmasters In the Mississippi
Valley state, and Include such offices
as Springfield. Waukegan, and Evan
stun, ill.; Hoone. Iowa, and Kenton Har
hor. Mich. At Itenton Harbor Postmas-
I,r uUmoii Jan Is was removed because
he became a candidate for congress and
went on the stump In his own interest.
Operations for the Year Show
New York, December 31. During the
year just passed there baa been con
siderable change In the complexion of
various staples on the New York com
mercial exchange. Wheat, flour and
cotton have enjoyed pronounced ad
vances, while corn, oat and provision
have touched the lowest quotations on
record, and coffee haa turned about, be
ing weak and heavy. Corn and oat In
Chl-ago has touched a lower point than
ever before reached since 1S61.
Cotton price have been Influenced by
short crop talk and the enormous ex
ports, reaching a total on December SI,
probably never before exceeded. Hog
products have lately been a little
steadier. Ocean freights had a big ad
vance In the fall, but have lost about
one half of the advance gained. The
total transactional in wheat futures on
the Produce Exchange during the year
have been $1,129,000,000, against $1,665,
000,000 lost year.
ANOTHER BANK CLOSES.
St. Paul. December SI. A
Forks, North Dakota, special
The directors of the Second National
Bank of this city this morning decided
not to open for business. The follow
ing notice was posted:
"On account of the recent heavy with
drawals of the deposits, and the Im
possibility of realising upon our assets,
it has been decided by our board of
directors to suspend. The comptroller
bus been advised of our action."
It Is said that after the failure of the
National Bank of Illinois and other
banks In Minnesota, the bank's deposits
sustained a shrinkage of $40,000. The
statement of December 17 gave loans
and discounts, $158,036; due other banks
and depositors, $179,749.76. The capital
stock was $50,000; undivided profits,
HE GOT HIS CHILD.
Portland, Or., December 81. T. C.
Mercer, a millionaire of Ogden, Utah,
arrived here today from Victoria, where
he went to get his six-year-old daugh
ter who had been kidnaped by his di
vorced wife two months ago. Detect
ives chased Mrs. Mercer and the child
through the United States and Canada
and finally located them In Victoria,
where they were about to sail for Jap
an. The courts had awarded the custo
dy of the child to Its father, but Mrs.
Mercer had sworn she would regain
possession of It.
Chicago, December 31. A Washing
ton special to the News says Congress
man Mondell, of Wyoming, who arrived
yesterday, direct from Canton, where
h Interviewed Presldent-rlect McKin
"Major McKlnb-y La In earnest on the
subject of International agreement. He
la In accord with the spirit of Senator
Wokott's resolution and believed that
action should be taken at once. He fa
vors calling a conference early In the
spring. He say It Is Idle to talk of
postponing action until after the tariff
is disposed of, because If anything 1
to lie accomplished preliminary step
will have to be taken at once."
Western Republicans In congress
were much Interested In the word
brought from Canton by Monde!!.
REVIEW OF BUSINESS.
Dun' 81e-Up ot the Present Business
New York, December 31. R. O. Dun
& Co.' Weekly Review of Trade will
There have been more commercial
failure in IH'Ji than In any previou
year except 1S93. about 14,190 against
13.197 last year, with Iktbilttlr of $225,
060.000, against 173.1M.0S0 last year, an
increase In number of about 12 per cent
and In liabilities of 29 per cent The
year closes with an epidemic of fail
ure, mainly in the West, and In the
banks, loan and trust companies, or
concern dependent upon them.
The action of clearing house In va
rious place Indicate no want of confi
dence and several banks which have
failed will be enabled to pay In full,
but the disclosure of unsoundness In
widely known institutions, in the ab
normal state of popular feeling after
the exciting contest on monetary Is
sues, has caused distrust and suspicion
where It is frequently undeserved.
There ha been no monetary pressure
to cause trouble, nor have Important
western product declined In value.
There ha evidently been too liberal
assistance given by some fiduciary con
cerns of speculative operations. No
drain on eastern funds ha resulted
since the first alarm at the two large
failures, and the money then sent has
all been returned. Failure often grow
more frequent as annual settlement ap
proach. The holiday dullness has been
Intensified by the failures and the ef
fort of great combination to make
With iron, coke, wool, cotton and
hide all somewhat lower, there is al
most universal confidence that business
w ill soon become large and safer than
for a long time, and several large estab
lishments, among them the Yonkers
Carpet Works, which employ 7,000
hands when running full time, and the
Maryland Steel Co.. will now tart op-
since June, 1832.
YOUNG LORD'S DOWNFALL.
Hi Weakness for Horseflesh Will Send
Him to Prison.
Oakland. Cal., December 31. Lord Cy
ril Atheol, who landed in America about
two years ago with little cash but a
passion for biooded stock that would
not down, la again In the Jiands of the
police, and his prospects look bright for
a long term In the penitentiary. Lord
Cyril purchased a horse and buggy
i.uni rt- timers, a uveryman. last
Sunday, giving in payment a worthless f mduce), Van VaIkCTlburg t0 ,ve blm
check on the Central Bank for $250. Two money to bribe ,n variou8
days later the young lord returned theof tne ,ute showing a photographic
rig. and said It was not satisfactory 1 rpin, n, , . ..
and secured another. Sanders present- nty, for $1250, and pledging him to
ed the check for payment yesterday j vote for Wanamaker. Tillam acknowl
and was informed it was worthless: 1 gei that he had kept $30 out of the
This morning the young lord was ar- original sum which waa $1300. He said
rested. Two men employed at the ,t had rlven Wm by Van Valken
Pumyea stable called at the police sts, burg. Van Valkenburg says Tlllard'.
tion and identified the prisoner a al8tatement ts a tls3ue ,lei
man who had hired a rig from them j
nearly a month ago and failed to re- 1 THE TARIFF HEARING.
turn it This Identification will prob-
ably mean a charge of grand larceny New York World Seeking Further Ne
In addition to the Sanders case, and a j torlety by It Fake Charges,
prosecution on the two felony charges j
will follow. , Washington, December 3L The dls-
Lees than a year ago Lord Cecil jPuted existence of a paper trust waa
Atheol was a bright particular star in the tone t contention before the ways
social circles at Enclnal City. On one !
occasion he hired a rig and drove to
Oakland and paid for the drive with a
three months' sentence In the county
FOR THE TEAR.
New York, December 3L The clearing
house statement for the year shows
exchange, $28,870,770,056; decrease. $971,
021,896; balances, $1,792,686,480; de
crease, $166,394,538. The banks in the
association number sixty-five with an
a-Sgregate capital of $60,772,700.
JEWELRY FIRM FAILS.
San Francisco, December SI. Barrett
& Sherwood, the oldest and at one time
the largest retail Jewelry firm In Cali
fornia, have failed. The firm was start
ed over 40 years ago. The liabilities
will not exceed $10,000.
Highest of all in Leavening Power,.
TIRED OF LIFE
Committed Suicide at His Home
St. Louis. Mo., Yesterday.
HE LEAPS FROM A WINDOW
After Attempting to Asphyxiate Him
self HI Intellect All Right, but
the Brain Affected.
Special to the Astorlan.
St. Louis, December tl. The drvl
body of Jos. B. McCullagh, chief editor
the Globe-Democrat, was found at
(:30 tela morning, lying on the stone
pavement beneath the window of hi
room In the residence of his slster-ln-law,
Mrs. Katie M anion, at 3837 West
Pine street. It Is supposed that he
flung himself from the window. HI
skull was badly crushed and hi body
otherwise Injured. Dr. H. C. Hughes,
Mr. McCullagh physician, said:
"Mr. McCullagh was tired of living
and killed himself. He rave no premon
ition of suicide during his Illness. I
saw him a little while last evening
He said he felt sloepy and gave me to
understand that he wanted to be left
alone. Hkt brain was affected, but hi
Intellect waa all right. Ha never gave
any signs of mental breakdown during
his illness. He suffered from profound
nervous exhaustion, complicated with
a recurring kidney trouble."
Just before midnight Mrs. , Minion
went to his room to Inquire how be waa
and found the gas streaming from the
burner and McCullagh waa In a semJ-
unconsdou condition. She Immediate
ly stopped the flow of gas and aroused .
MoCullagh. This morning after the
body was discovered the (M w as agaia
found flowing at almost Its full force.
The conclusion reached, therefore,
wa that after his sister-in-law left him ,
for the night he deliberately turned
on the gas again, but finding death too
slow by that mean, he opened the
window and plunged head-long to the
Developed In Pennsylvania Over the
Pottsville, Pa, December 31. Some
startling testimony was given today
at the preliminary hearing of E. A.
VnnVftlkMihiipv vIia h.. V. ... M
. .' . ,
John Wanamaker's senatorial cam
paign at Hanisburg, and who waa ar
rested last night charged with attempt-
lng to bribe Representative Webster C
Wise, of Hampton county, to vote for
Wanamaker for United States senator.
After Van Valkenburg was called and
pleaded not guilty, the prosecution call
ed J. Tlllard, who said he was employed
by the Interstate detective agency of
Sc ronton. Tlllard said he waa sent to
the Wanamaker people early In the
summer to hire out to them and then
disclose all the Information he could
get to his superiors. He said It was
that he waa to heIp Van Valtea.
jburf voteg agalnst
la8 caadlaate for United State(J
j He ,old how h- hAA ltK ,
ana means committee this afternoon.
and furnished the most interesting epi
sode of the tariff hearings up to date.
There was a warm controversy between,
John Morris, business manager of the
New York World, who attacked the al
leged trust, and ex-Congressman Rus
sell, ot Massachusetts, who la reputed
to be at the head of the combination,
and ex-Senator Miller, of New York,
who has large Interests in paper man
ufacturing. Messrs. Russell and Miller
denied absolutely the existence of a
Liverpool, December 31. Spot wheat,
weak; demand poor; No. 2 red spring,
63 lid; No. 1 California, 7s Id.
Futures, January, 69 9Hd; May, 6
Portland, December 31. Wheat Wal
la Walla. 82frS3; Valley, 85086.
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