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AHTOU1A, OIMW, SUNDAY MORNING, JAM'AUY i5, 1897.
Sii,)iio (.ormsu TnoKHE.i
A Full bine
City Book Store
The Low Price Store
ISJLOSING OUTJTS BUSINESS.
All Dress CkmhIs, Shtics. I'mlcrwcar, Cloak. Corsets, sold 30 per
vent, off rniular prices. If you liuy one dollar's
worth of qimmIs all you pay for it Is 70 et.
4ii llnnd Ht. - - - Antorln, Of.
Do We Have
Because our Goods are
Wu Di'itl Courteously with Our Customers ;
We Consider Their VVnuts,
And Give tho Most Value for the Lowest Price.
FOARD & STOKES CO.
Clarkson & flclrvin
LONG FIR PILING
Astoria Asphalt and Roofing Co.
and Mopalrlnii L.ky lluuh.
J. A FASTABKNiv,
HOUSE, BRIDGE AflD CQHARF BUILCER
Mhuh Moving Tool lor V.nl.
GEO. NICOLL, Assistant.
rfapp's lcw Brcwercj
Wall P.p.r, ArttaU' M.l.rlili, Paints,
Oils, Glait, lc. Japan Matting,
Rug mi Banboo Good
365 Ccmmerolal Street.
J. B. WYATT,
Phont No. 6 Aatorla, Oregon
PAINTS and OILS.
pecll Attention Paid to Supplying Ship.
SllOeS New Today
Little Gents' Shoes
Columbia Shoe Co.
523 Commercial St.
NI:W YEAR TO ALL
Tables for 1397
216 and 217 Chamber of Commerce
AT AS rOMMCK-
N. JENSEN and K. 0. HANSEN
A complete stock ot lumbor on band
In tho rough or dressed. Flooring, rus
tic, colling, and kind of flntib:
moulding ond htuai: alio bracket
work dona to order. Torino reasonable
and price at bedrock. All order
promptly attended to. Office and yard
at mill. H. F. U IOQAN, Prop'r.
UNION MEAT CO.
HAJVIS, BflGOW, MHO
GUARANTEED THE BEST
...IN THE MARKET...
Cor. 4th and Gllsan Sts
F. B. Morgan
0. R. & N. Company
Columbia Rlvor Route
2A Vaatitnntoa St. . n
...THEATRICAL BOOKING A SI'ECIALTY..
06 THIRD ST., PORTLAND, OR.
LAST SESSION OF
THE OLD COUNCIL
Only Koutinc Huslncss TmnMutdl
Last Mylit hy the I'uthcrs.
iikemkn ;i;t thi: discount
On Their Warrant Ixirifo Number nr
MIIIh Allowed 4 irdlnanee Pawned
on SuM-nlon of Rule.
CiintrHry In genifat expectation the
mIhii of the city council last night
wan Blunt ami devoid of special Inter
rt. Mayor Taylor wan In the chair
ami all thi couiicHmcn were at their
Irak. A number of vlnlloi were pres
ent, Im lU'lliiK koiii of the nrwly rlei-titl
miuiulliiii 11. No orKtiiiixntH of any
IftiKth or liuportnni wrr mnli clurlnn
tht iiiiIoii. uikI Hit imllnnry roullur
of .hio.I)k of tillla ami orillnani"1 pro
rfulil ultlmut lntTniitlon.
Tin' i.ftltion of Cujluoti llrother for
a n-lull llU'r Ikciiw iw rffrrrol to
the coininlttiT on ht-ulth and pollic.
Th- r port of tlic way and man
I'oriitnlttf on th rxinnf of JudK
anil rka at thr rf-'nt Hi-ctlon a
Tin- r-port of nmjorlty of Ihc un
commltti-e rwoinmmdlnn the avsardlng
of the rontrwt for rlty printing to th
Itudk-rt aj).) 3. H. IX'lltaK'r wan III.hI
vt itltout a lion.
Thi- claim of H. VV. Hhrrman for II.
n oninii'iilwl liy thf ay and mean
ronimlttw. wu ordnrrd paid Th clam
of J. 8. IicIIIi.kt tor 131 for printing
In'tlon bill, ticket. He, waa allow e.!
and onlrri-d to be Includvd In a general
orlliuinc to be drawn for the payin-nF
of elrrtlofi rxprnare. Th claim of the
I'aJace Hitauraiit via not allow ed.
CliUmit of tli New PiilillnhlnR Com
pany amounting to 13 M rrnta, ordered
IMtld. The claim of J. O. Ilanthorn A
Co. for 110. otdi-ri-1 paid and Included In
a general election ordinance.
The way and mean committee on
petition of Sidney Iell, retDmmeaded
that deeil le made to the owner of
record to certain property wild for
taxo). When the question amae that thin
wouUI carry with It a S!i pi cent ad-
dltl null iiwt. under ordinance, the mat
ter m referred Imck to the committee
w ho w ill recommend an amendment to
the ordinance releasing the penalty
ctaune In thi cane.
TV waya and iniiuia committee, on
the M t!tl m of Viola Kant, to remit the
taxea on certain roKM-ty, recommend
ed a reference of the matter to the
county court. The report wu adopted.
The committee on health and police
ma le the following- report: On the ordi
nance relative to tulmcco and cigarette
Uceiim-a, recommended that the aame
be not leaned; adopted; on petitions )f
8. K. Harrla and Loul lioentjen for re
tail llnuor llceneeii, recommonded grant
ing mine; adopted; apiruved claim.
Jim. I'ettjr. H50; Aator Houne. JS.BK;
The ciunmlttee on afreet and public
way approved the jay roll of the su
IHTlntendent of at reel a, aniountliifr to
J-'.'ij, and the followlnn clnJma: Klaher
ltnthir!, IS.W; Antorla IUx Co.. J32.30;
Koard & Stoke II; Clntmip Mill. JJl.tW;
Sol. oppenhelmer. 11.13; Went Shore
Mill, I1M.80; City Surveyor. J30. The
Second etreet acwer ordinance waa re
turned without change. The report
of the committee were adopted.
Th; committee on fire and water rec
ommended payment of the claim of K.
It. Ilawe for 113; Foard & Stoke. ir-.SO.
and upon uieninn of the rule these
two claim were ordered puld at once.
The committee alo recommended tho
payment of the following claim: N.
Clinton, 113.50; H. W. Sherman. 7Bc; Aa
torlu Transfer Co.. 60c; Portland Elec
trical Works, 3.80; the reports ot
the committee were nilopt.nl.
The report of the committee on public
property recommending the payment
of the claim of Sol Oppenhelmer for
H.50. and the city surveyor's payroll
on the Clatsop Cemetery work, 1212,
was adopted. The committee also re
ported favorably on the prooeitlon of
Jensen & Hanson to repair the roof of
Engine House No. 3, on a contract for
1110, they to be released from the orig
inal contract; the report waa adopted,
The same committee reported that they
had been misinformed In regard to the
Clatsop Cemetery Improvement, and
had signed a contract for the work
when the matter should have been ad-
Justed by ordinance. The same com
mittee recommended the destruction of
the sexton's house, which stands In the
way of the Improvement, and the
abandonment of the road which runs
through the property. The report was
Tho city surveyor reported on the
proposed extension of Commercial
street from 17th to 23d, and llled plats
showing that tho extension would re
quire the purchase or condemnation of
a large amount of additional property.
The report was referred to the com
mittee on streets and public ways.
Ordlnancee rend first and second time
Appropriating 1300 for election ex
penses of 1896; authorizing the ways
and means committee to make a con
tract for city printing with the Dally
Budget and J. S. Delllnger; on motion
to suspend the rules and pass a third
reading, this ordinance waa laid over
until the next meeting; appropriating
I70 for rleiwln street at loth and
(Irand Avenu :; autuorlxlng the commit
tee on publlit rperty "''' I"1" r""
ira't with H. Normlln to Improve Cliit
ft,p Cemetery t '"! f I3.31lt.ill; on
motion rule uended and ordinance
Daed third reading; authorizing the
commute on public property to con
tract for the rilr to the roof of (en
gine House No. 3, at not to exceed 1110;
on motion rule miended and ordi
nance pad; providing for the con
struction of anwer on Kcond street;
rule suspended and ordinance passed;
amendment to Section 4, Ordinance Ji;'l,
authorlilng the- purchase of vuppllii;
rule suspended and amendment pass
ed, ordinance allowing memlier of the
Pre department to be 111 an addition
al amount not to exceed a discount of
10 per rent on their warrant, passed.
The usual number of claims were pre
sented and referred to the various com
mittee. The payroll for the city offi
cial, lire, police and library depart
ment, were approved. On motion the
mayor wa made an allowance for the
year of 10. li..jmn. S'JS; McOregor,
Jd, I'arkrr, I'.D; Kehernerkau, !7!;Hlver
on. Ho"; Schletx-. $!0; Thompson, 3S;
Welch, 1100; Young. $90.
The following reaolutlons were adopt
ed: Certain property owner given
permlsMlon to take advantuge of the
ten year installment plan; auditor In
structed o advertise for bid for board
lug rlty prisoner for one year from
January .1. city surveyor, to examine
slide dlstrii t ami report on the feasl
blllty of a drain ysUin: council to
me.-t at 1 o'clock. January 4,
Chief (irven of the fire department
made an appeal to the council for the
flretnen of the I'ntontown tire company
to be given permission to hang the bell
they rece-ntly purchased at a coat of
1130 upon one of the buildings of Kl
more's cannery. The cost of hanging
the beU will tx? about 175. McGregor
and IVergman favored the application
and the matter w as referred to the com
mlMee on fire and water.
The council adjourned to -nd Al
dermon Young Mtlary. and to meet
again on Monday.
WHAT IT M KAN'S.
Ten Dollar Suit, Overcoat or Mackintosh
for Seven Dollars, and Everything
Klae In Proportion. .
What Herman Wise' objict may be
lu olTurlng a 30 per cent reduction o,?
everything: In his store is hard telling
but he makes the offer and It is easy
to predict a big run to hi store. Mr.
Wise atys that while there arc certain
goods on which clothier make a hlk'h
as 30 per cent, yet on account of hard
time the average profits do not run as
high; but the dull season has com
menced and he i determined to do
He says that what little be owe he
needn't be afraid of hi 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
firm, but a probable addition of one
or two more departments besides cloth
ing. At anyrate. whatever the reason
he offers a reduction of 30 rents off each
and ever dollar's worth of goods bought
for cash In his Htore during the next
.10 days, and nobody should be foolish
enough to miss this opportunity.
London, Jamjary 2. A special dis
patch from Warsaw says a iwlnful sen
sation has lieen caused by the alleged
burying alive of a prominent society
woman. Countess Helen Poleka. who
died on the i.'.th, and w ho was Interred
on the following day. Persistent ru
mors wore circulated that the countess
was not dead, but merely In a state of
catalepsy, and the family, In order to
prove thi statement baseless, had the
body exhumed yesterday, when it was
found It did not bear the appearance of
a corpse, and that there was no sign
of putrefaction. The body was removed
to the family mansion where it Is be
CLEARANCE FOH Cl'BA.
Washington. January 2. The ques
tion was asked of treasury olllclals to
day what more In the way of restrain
ing the departure of vessels with arms
for Cuba could be expected of a dozen
warshlpa than of one, as long as Cuban-bound
boats are permitted to clear
regularly and according to law. No
satisfactory answer could be returned,
but It appeared that the officials are
acting under the belief that the clear
ance scheme Is really Intended as a
blind, and the purpose of the Cubans
Is to have one or more relief boats slip
away while the authorities are looking
after the dearture of vessols for which
clearance papers are sought.
NEW ARMY ORDERS.
Washington, January 2. Tly general
order Issued fro mar my headquarter
at least forty days In each year must
be devoted by every army command
to practice exercises In minor tactics
covering Indian warfare, security and
information reconnolterlng, convoys, at
tack and defense, night operations, and
advanoe, rear and flang guards. Ref
erence must be had to the character
of the country In each case. Coast de
fense problems are also Included.
THE BOG SLIDE
I'etullar Action of Nature Heralded
by Uncanny Noises.
PEASANTS CONSULT PRIESTS
Another flreat Mas of Bog Ha Begun
to Slide, and the People Are In
'Copyrighted. "W, by Associated Preaw.)
London, January 2. The wlerdness of
the bog slide into the lakes of Killar
ney, which is the aensation if the week,
is enhanced by a story that about a
week previously uncanny nolaes were
heard In the valley at night time, which
the peasants of that vicinity describe as
ri-aembllng the walling of a Banshee.
Those ound. it appears aroused a
feeling of terror, and numbers of peas
ant consulted their priest, who en
deavored to reassure them. The calam
ity, however, caused universal conster
nation among the peasantry who are
neemlngly convinced that there has
been ome supernatural connection be
tween the two affairs.
In the meanwhile a great maea of
bog, covering 700 acres, behind the por
tion which has already slipped Into the
Jake, ha begun to slide, and the peo
ple are In dread of a still more terrible
The letter which "Old Fashioned Pa
triot" wrote to the Times early In De
cember last, explaining the patriotic In
struction given to American youth, and
telling how not only boys, but girls. In
the I'nited States, are drilled into giv
ing the military salute In the schools
to the stars and stripes, and suggesting
that the same system be Introduced In
the British schools, seems likely to bear
WHEAT TAKES A JUMP.
New Year's Day Opens With a Big- Ad
vance. Chicago, January 2. In wheat the
irly news was of a dcldedly bullish
character and the first session of the
year began In a way to rejoice the
hearts of speculators wishing mgher
prices. Strength was manifested to the
end. the lowest price of the day being
made shortly after the opening, when
liberal ofTerliigs by the longs caused a
slight decline which, however, was
quickly recovered from.
One of the factors helping the mar
ket was the prediction of cold weather
In the winter wheat section. Another
equally strong factor was found In the
news cabled from Argentina which rep
resented matters as steadily drifting
from bad to worse. The province of
Santa Fe, which usually exports 12.-
000,000 bushels of wheat, or over, will
not have, it is claimed, 2,000.000 bushels
surplus this year. That the Argentina
news was regarded In England aa of
the most serious Importance may be
gathered from the fact that although
It was a holiday there, the grain men
of Liverpool and London sent buying
orders to New York and Chicago for
The opening quotations for May were
S3ii S3-V as compared with Thursday's
closing of 83li. After touching SfS.
the market went steadily upward until
S5c had been reached. It reacted from
that to 84 and closed strong at '84v4c.
President of the Defunct Chicago Bank
Takes His Own Life.
Special to the Astorian.
Chicago, Jan. 2. W. A. Hammond,
vice president of the National Bank of
Illinois, which failed two weeks ago.
committed suicide early this morning
by throwing himself Into Lake Michi
gan. His body was recovered.
Much surprise was expressed by men
prominent in financial and commercial
circles that criminal proceedings had
not been instituted against Hammond.
It has been known for several days XbaX
Controller Eckels had Instructed Re
ceiver McKeon to bring criminal pro
cedeings against any of the officials of
the defunct Bank of Illinois, and that
special Investigation of Vice-President
Hammond's affairs was under way.
Whatever may have been Receiver Mc
Keon's Intention, he never took any
action against Hammond and this fact
has been sharply criticized. McKeon
refused today to state his intentions in
regard to the matter.
TORNADO IN ARKANSAS.
Terrible Destruction of Life and Prop
Texarkana, Ark., January 2. A' tor
nado struck Moorlng's Port, La,, twen
ty-five miles west of Texarkana, on the
Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf rood,
at 3:30 p. m. today, arid blew down ev
ery house but two in the town and
killed several people. '
The prostrated condition of the tele
graph wires makes It Impossible to get
particulars. The Kansas City! Pitts
burg and Gulf officers dispatched a spe
cial train from this point to the scene
of the disaster to render aid.
Further particulars from the tornado
at Moorings Port say that the entire J
Goodman family, five in number, were '
killed outright; two children ana the
mother-in-law of M. J. Morgan are fa-
tally Injured; Ave other persons whose!
names could not be learned are dead. :
TROOPS OBDERED HOME.
Leaslyille, Col., January 2. In accord
ance with his expressed determination
to remove the stats militia from her
aa soon as a sheriff was elected In
whom he had confidence. Governor Mc-
Intyre today ordered home the fouf '
companies, comprising 150 men, menu I
bers of the Flrat and Second Regiments,
c. i. u,
T. F. O'Mahoney, who succeeded M.
H. Newman, now In jail here, as sheriff,
announces that he will give bond and
take the oath of office January tth.
More troops will go home before that
date, but all will not be removed until
the new sheriff Is Installed in office.
NEW YEAR'S CAME.
The Smith's Point grounds tempora
rily became an arm of Young's bay on
New Year's Day, and the multitudes
who' made the trip to the football game
witnessed some extras not provided for
by the, rule book.
A vast lake waa found on which to
play, and a sounding line brought Into
requisition to determine the depth of.
water. tvhllA wherever a naleh rtf vrn
showed the presence of terra firma a
danger signal wu poeted to keep off
After each player had taken a dive
and found a place where be could touch
bottom, the teams lined up and the
play began In earnest.
Eastland, for Astoria, opened with a
thirty-five yard put. which William)
gathered and with a wide detour at -
tempted to pass around Astoria's right
end, but when he reached mid-territory
for Canby. was brought down Into
the flood by W. Young, who tackled
him with the grasp of a drowning man.
Captain Young then commenced his
campaign with the half-backs, deter
mined to fight It out on this line if it
took all summer, but it didn't.
Hayward, the right half, went av , " "
through for four yards, and Young did ,h,un y poiU fve "
likewise from the left side. Hayward ; Krement wnerebr freight rates are
went ahead again for four yarda, and i0VerM,PWcentln , lft,
repeat, and with the whole twenty-two The, MW "f " eU ""J
Player, en masse, J. Young was taken lands " afl .hJpmcnU between Ta
acro. the line for a touch down as the '7 OT Se"'e Bemnph.m Bay;
goal posts swayed and the yell, of the J?, Tl 'JTT Tt
spectators came sifting through the ma or ,nd
raln I mum charge on any single shipment
Hanson essayed' the punt for goal. jto .TTZ.
but the slippery pigskin preferred J''
humble station to sailing among the"1 f"Way fT
fowls of the air and made a submarine I"0" Compf?' Uly- Rrd
voyage to the corner of the lot. "jf nd l"1
The playing subsequent to this was f"! " u
marked by a skillful Uch and ground:L5rdia TWpsom This end, the rate
gain by Hawes. and a pretty tackle by war which ha. been on since 17 whe,
Nell Crosby, as well as the unceaelng h?t?r!
gains of Astoria's half backs. Went- - PUt " the """"" Idh0 to
worth nlaved at .MrH in,. .
- o "W JS VVCl 04..
The play that brought the ball within
reach of goal was made by Hayward,
who charged down the field, until into
the nest of the enemy, when a tU' of
war ensued with him .. th. x. -
contention. The strain soon became too jIecelPta and "Pures snow, that
Kreat. something broke, the crowd went 1th' reCe'PU fr December hav
down Into the deep, and the players i bn 25'857'1": P"tures, 123.812.664.
were lost to sight as a great splash was ! which ,eaV 8Un,US tor the mth
heard and the spray waa thrown lnto!f KMi 45' For th nMnth" ' thS
the grandstand. A gain of fifteen yards i'h', a deflCit 18 ,hn
was made, but the evasive ball had, ' 7'902'3S7- to the Becond tlme
gone off on an expedition and was fal-l1111"1 0,8 ye" the reCe'P'B hVe
len on by Canby. But their advantage IT ,k . , ,
was short lived. Kinxie vas forced ! SUrplU" thte mnth lanre,y "C"
across the line and tackled by Eastland counted b P31 ""J8 frora the
for a safety, leaving the score Astoria i"1 f flr9t mortgaSe bond for
6. Canby S
The second half went by default Can-
Vy refusing to play on the wet ground,
and the game was over.
Negotiations are in progress for a re- i
turn game to be played by the same
teams on the Fort Canby grounds next
Friday, January 8.
A PLEASANT TRIP.
Blshop Earl Cranston, of the M. E.
Church, accompanied by Rev. Dr. Gue,
presiding elder of the Portland diatriot,
reached Astoria on the R. R. Thompson
yesterday morning, and at 9 o'clock, to
gether with a large party of members
and friends of the church, chaperoned
by the pastor, Rev. J. J. Walter, board
ed the Manzanlta for a trip to the light
ship and Tillamook Rock. The trip
was an Ideal one. The atmosphere was
clear, the bar and ocean smooth and
with a few exceptions the entire party
enjoyed the day to the fullest extent.
The exceptions were a few cases where
Neptune made demands upon the jolly
excursionists. Owing to a strong ebb
tide the steamer did not return to her
dock until 6:30 p. m. But Bishop Cran
ston, together with all on board, ex
pressed their high appreciation of the
courteous treatment extended to them
by Captain Gregory and officers of the
Manzanlta. The trip will remain a
pleasant memory to Bishop Cranston
Highest of all in Leavening Power, Latest TJ.S. Govt Report.
IfrV AVT WA1ICF
jjl jjj vJlLii.T
SOLD FOR LABOR
Nicaragua' Coffee Planters Have Re
duced Labor to Servitude.
THE MILITARY BEHIND THEM
Endeavoring to eOt Employes From
Cuba Coffee Crops Pbort This
Year No Rains.
(Correspondence Associated Press.)
Managua, Nicaragua, January J A
terrible state of affairs prevails In th
labor market here, and the ayetem of
selling labor has reduced very large
numbers of oven, women and children to
a state of slavery. '
The owners of the coffee estates re
cently held a meeting with the object of
Influencing the government of Nicara
gua to establish In Cuba a labor agency
! to induce Cuban laborers to migrate to
Nicaragua. Men and women here are
now endeavoring by every possible
mean) except armed revolution, to es
cape from the servitude Incident to the
sale of their labor, authorised by the
constitution of Nicaragua, and enforced
" " Pc"fl1 br m'llt7
" "" th mon"r
vanced to them and Interest thereon,
and heavy fines) for delinquency, have
been paid In full by labor at low rates.
This year's crop of coffee In Nicaragua
Is estimated at about 80 per cent of a
full crop. The deficiency has been caus
ed by Insufficient rains during the year
!"d U U not ejtpected be a
full crop next year.
FREIGHT WAR ENDED.
! Steamboat Companies on the Sound
' ' Raise the Rates.
Seattle, January I. All steamboat
companies running steamers from Se-
twgni ai .1 per loo.
GOVERNMENT FINANCES. , ;
Washington, January' 2. The monthly
comparative sunemem. oi government
r raclnc ratiroaas Belonging to me
reB,T 'T0 8mKm(f na- WmCn ap-
fTl. T , , repaymenl;,
THUGS IN PORTLAND.
Portland. January 2. The county
court today offered a reward of 150 for
jthe arrest and conviction of any per-
son guilty of robbery or burglary and
I caused the posting of printed notices
to that effect in prominent places
throughout the city. Judge Northup,
in support of the action of the court,
"The community appears to'be ter
rorized, and there seems to be no ces
sation of these crimes. Nothing has
been done and the county court thought
it would be beet to offer a reward."
Walla Walla, Wn., January 2. Wra.
Ragen, a farm hand, an employe of
W. H. Babcock, a farmer on Eureka
Flat, met death this morning. Ragen
was hauling wheat from the Babcock
farm to Snake river. In descending a
long hill near the river the team be
came unmanageable and ran away, Ra
gen was powerless to check the team
and the wagon overturned. Ragen was
thrown under (he horses feet and his
skull crushed, killing him Instantly.