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ASTCKIA FUbUC liBRABf ASS0CU110H.
The Daily AstorUn
Has a Rm!A
and worry "." ".L
Muck mom than thm timm a
USOI A THATfUP ASY OTHIS PAeSS.
In Thi Aitohuk'i
EXCLUSIVE TELEGRAPHIC PRESS REPORT.
ASTORIA, ORKfJOX, WEDNESDAY MORNING, JANUARY 27, 1897.
Ladies' Kid Button
Citcst Tip. Caatoa Made, forth 12.10
Laird, Schoter & Co.'s
IVfttl nd to Slots.
Columbia Shoe Company
A Fall Line
Office and TYrc
Pocket . . uiams
Tide Tables 189?
City Book Store
The Low Price Store
IS CLOSING OUT IT'S BUSINESS.
All Drew Goods Shots, ratlcrwcar, Cloaks, Corata, Hold 30 per
cent, off rcqular prices. IT yon bay one dollar's
worth of goods all you pay for it Is 70 cts
4 Of I to titl H. Antorln, Or.
Do We Have
Because our Goods are
Wo IVnl Courtt'ounly with Our Customers,
We Consider Their VVuntH,
And Give the Most Valuo for the LowtBt Price.
FOARD & STOKES CO.
Astoria Roofing and Cornice Co.
34 Gravel. Tip and Slate Roofing
ninth ciTHFFT Asphalt Paving for Basements. Sidewalks and Streets
Jt Asphalt Coatlnr on Tin and Shingle Roofs
Repairing of all kinds of Roofs
Clarkson & ftcnin
LONG FIR PILING
Astoria Asphalt & Roofing Co.
ad Repairing Lky Hoof.
GEO. NIC0LL, Assistant.
Kopp's New Brewery
Will Papor, AroW Material. Palnta,
Wt. Glau. tic. Japanaaa Mattlngi,
Rugs and Bamboo Gooit
365 Commercial Street.
UNION MEAT CO.
Hflias, BAGON, IiflRD
GUARANTEED THE BEST
..IX THE MARKET...
Cor. 4th and Clisan Sts
Ladies' Fine Shoes
HI Ijr. 4 50.
St., Astoria. 0
NEW YEAR TO ALL
- LARGEST BUSINESS?
216 and 217 Chamber of Commerce
l.vt order at
N. JENSEN and R. 0. HANSEN
A complete stock of lumber on hand
In the rough or dressed. Flooring, rus
tle, celling and all kind of finish ; mold
ings and shingles. Terms reasonable
and prices at bedrock. All orders
promptly attended to. Office and yard
at mill. II. F. L. LOO AN,
Seaside, Oregon. Proprietor.
The Palace Cafe
Is the Place for a
la the shell or can
Served to Order or Sold at Retail
W. W. WHIPPLE
J. A KASTABEND,
HOUSE, BRIDGE AND EHARF BUILDER
Hoaaa Atovlng TmU lor Rant.
Steamers Loaded In Doth Directions
ami Cargoes Even Ktfused Space.
ASTORIA'S PART IN THEfiAME
Oeneral rrMgM Ag.nit Hill Ttilnks Khc
Has a tlood Know for a large
Mr W. II Hill. iT.ral freight agent
of th Or-at Northern Railway Com
pany, with hradquorlrTS at St. t'aul.
spent yeaterday In Astoria with Mr.
Wtii, Hardrr, gcnrral agent of the com
I hiii y a Portland.
Mr. Hill l a young man 4 prepos
iivalnK appearance, ami with a clear
rwad Uxn hie shoulders. He has 'm
hi way upward from thr ranks, and
la nw at llir head of the freight de
partment of one "t the large and
tiinal uc ranful rull'vay companl. west
f the trunk lines. The nreat'Northern
la a modern railway, built m nul
rn tuindplaa, aiul jtIi has Ins
rurvra arid fruiXnt thiui any of the
'rtli.f tmiii()n-iHiil Uni. It ex-
ti-nda frn Ouluth, on tak riupcrlnr.
utd Hi. I'aul. Mlnmwa. wi-atward via
8inkni a'MU thr Cawaulr ran- to
Hraillr. w II h Mirloiia braiu-Ji llnra In
ttu Ulr of WiuttilnKUKi. liwauee of
lis way anutr and straiKht llrw. It
ran haul tmrtlr. ax Wm expanse than
can nan' of thr ol.),-r traniatontlnrnlal
ntada. It is the only traruMantlnrntat
llnr wtilrh has nt rwvnily bon In the
tuinda rtT m-Hvers, eirafK the Kiinaet
Jiout. When swn last evening by an
Aamrlan rnirvmiat1ve. Mr. Hill said
that he was weet lmiJy on a pleasure
trip, and that he found it summer
wrthiT hrrr nimparrd with the East
"This la in) :irm vUu to the i'stlfii-
rnaat. and this la thr first day of sun
shine I have luul mine living flt Paul.
I am taking alvaniAe of this outing
to fnmlllurlte mjurlf with the extreme
wratiTn territory which our line serve.
We have vlsltrd Vlrtnrla and Vanrou
vrr, II. C, P.atllr. Ttti-oma and Prt
I11111I, ami will n-turn vln thr (1. It. and
N and HiMikane. To say tliat I am sur
prised at thr wise iumI avpnrent prns-
lrlly f mir ity. and the magnllli-rnt
lmrlxir In front of it. d'-s not expresa
my f-i-Jli)K. Many K4lrn (irople have
an Idea that Atrtu Is but a small
lUhlng vllltr. whl.r In rwllty you
have a -lty of im ntraui 1'rojKirtlons.
and in liandomly luratrd. I can
not are hmv anything can now slop the
rapid Mid proejrrou growth of Asto
ria. With railroad connectiniat open to
all the transcocrttnrntal linns, and with
manufacturing enterprise to produce
Umiiago tr ehlpnu-iu buth by land and
era, there 1 no limit to the poaslblll-
ties of Awt.iria.
"As mranls traiTki with the prlent.
whli'-h was wHiio ilnif since predicted
U be on the incivam., J would say that
contracts are now lieing made for the
shipment (T S.ooo tons at fluajr fnm
Minneapolis to thr Hrlent vlo SoeJtle.
Rvenu are turning the tide of .trsflo
more rapUlly than wa anticipate!. Mr.
Hanli-r t nie thnt ihr stinnnr Chit
tiMronK, on hir lust voyage to this port,
wh.'ii Hhc nrrlvxl in l'mtlnnd upon
Monday of this week, yens obliged to
Imve behind a Inrge amount of freight
offered h. The et.wuners westliound
fnnii Setutle ar unable to acciiniuio-
dftte the bustneHs preeiitd, and I un-
ilniKlaixl the mine thing Is true of the
steamer leaving the CVIumbla, It Is
unprecedented, lvnvever, that the east-
bound at earners from Yokohama and
Hongkong must leave freight behind.
I am told, also, that the big flouring
mills 1n Portland, wwr having a large
stock of wheat on hand, iwfll probably
be Idle four or Ave rmmths this war
awaiting the new crp. I believe the
time Is coming wIhd the w heat from
Minnesota aaid Dakota will, to a great
extent, go went Instead of eaat. The
railroads are now transporting con
stantly Increasing cargoes of machin
ery and other American products to
Japan and China. Steel rails sve be
ing shipped across the continent and
the Pacific to the Ortent. It la diffi
cult to predict w hat tremendous revolu
tions may be made In Oriental traffic
when the great Russian railroad Is fin
ished to Vladlvostock. The Columbia
lUver port at Astoria should come In
for a large share of this traffic as her
natura.1 ponltlon and advantages are
equal to the beat."
During the day Messrs. Hill and
Harder were the guests of Mr. A. R
Hammond, who, In company with sev
eral Astorlans, took the visitors across
the bay to Flavel and showed them
the lower harlior and railway terminal
facilities. The gentlemen left on the
evening hont for Portlsnd. having spent
the afternoon visiting the Astoria Iron
Works, Pncllle. Sheet Metal Works, and
the various canneries.
CL.HAN OFF THR SNOW.
"The condition of the city sidewalks
during the past two dnys has been
disgraceful," said a IiuIiuh man last
night. "I know of no city where prop
erty owners and storekeepers would
not le compelled to clean off the snow
on their sidewalks, or cover Icy places
with ashes, sawdust or salt. Many ac
cidents have occurred during the cold
p It. and the narrow tauai of flrlfTln
!;eer plate gls wlrwlows this
evening, owing to thyl'-l Incline from
the lire engine houiw, which rauwd thr
heavy engine and tun to slide serosa
the stret, was only due to extraordinary
goid Judgment ar.d skid on the part of
J1BT AN ALARM.
Iast Night's Fir In an Astar Htrret
An alarm of fire was turned in from
fvx I U4t lO.Ut turn, night. No. 1 and
No. t chetnk al responding The cause
of Vm mliunn was a Uawi In a Chinese
laundry at Zl Aator street. The s.-r-vl'-rs
of the d'tjurtmerrt were not need
d. as the flrr was easily extinguished
The fire originated in the rear of
the liulVHug. ami m a blaz nhot up.
The llM-rmoinrter was pmtty low at the
time, and. strange to rvlate, the blaze
froxr. A quick-witted hathen. seeing
an irixirtunlty to distinguish himself,
grasrd the fr)n blaxe, broke It off.
and threw It Into the river; and the
building was saved.
When Chemical No. 2 came out of
Its building It came out In a hurry, and
the h-sea slipped on the ley pavement.
Uefore they could recover a foothold
the tmm was on th opposite side of
the street and It looked very much
as If there would be a great smaahup.
With gr prrwwe of mind, however.
Driver Iuls Cordes whipped up the
nursed and. inetead of backing them,
drove around a sign post pt, over the
sVlwalk. and onto the street. The
crowd which saw Mr. Cordes' neat plrce
of work heartily applauded him for it.
THK BIO MILL.
Where the Ring Will lie No One Know
Chicago, January M The dispatohes
from Nevada, referring to the passage
of the bill under the provisions of
which Dan Ntuart could pull off the
Corbett-Fitxslmmons battle, have set
tile eiiorts here agg. Geo. Slier, who
Is to referee tte big mill, and who In
conjunction with Malachi Hogan, Is to
run a special train from Chicago to
the ringside, would aotcxanmU himself
as to the location of the proposed ring.
"All the wiarhl will know In a day or
two Juat where the ring is to be pitch
ed." suld filer. "We have a train en
ggid, and yet the general manager
of the road with whom we are doing
liualni M does not know, except in an
apptoxlmato sort of way. how far he
will have to haul us. I will say, how
ever we will be at the rlngaide sixty
hours after we pull out of the depot
In Chicago. Ho(tan and myself have
been kept busy fur the past week an
swering letters of Inquiry. Thus far
we have advUed our correspondents to
bide their time, and when the proper
moment arrives we will acquaint them
with all the details.
MCST FIGHT IT OCT.
State Department Will Keep Hands off
the San Francisco Chinese Fight.
Washington, January IS. The state
departmit has declined to be drawn
Into the great factional right now going
on In Son Francisco between the two
big Chln.'se secret societies, the Sam
Yuiw. a,nl See. Yuiw, which have been
marki-d already by murder and other
deeds of violence. Aliout two weeks
ago, at the Instance of Senator White,
Assistant Sectvtary Uockhlll listened
to a statement from a San Francisco
attorney, reiiroeentliig the See Tups,
who sought to have the etate depart
ment Intervene to prevent the Chinese
consul at San Francisco from taking
aurtlon hostik- to that society. It was
soon made apiMtrent to tho state de
partment that his was not a matter
Air action, certainly at this time, if
at ail. It ta held In the department that
tho aggrieved society must find Us re
course in Che local law.
THE WEATHER PROPHET.
Washington, January 26. The weath
er bureau Issued the following:
The temperature has risen slowly on
the Atlantic coast westward over the
Ohio and Upper Mississippi Valleys and
the Northwest. It continues low and
has fallen slightly in the Southwest,
and has fallen decidedly in the Central
Oulf and West Coast of Florida, where
It Is bolow free xing. The temperature
will re-maln about stationary Wednes
day In the Middle Atlantic states, north
of Virginia, with fair weather and It
will rise slowly In the central valleys
With light local snow storms. The
bammntor has rlsrai In the St. Law
rence Valley and New England, and
in the Southwest, and It has fallen
from Florida northwest to Manitoba.
It Is lower northeast of New England,
and higher north of Montana
SPOONKIt IN WISCONSIN.
Madison. Wis.. January 26. Both
liouses of the legislature voted for John
C. Spooner for United Statet. senator.
The election will be ratilled in joint
Carson, Nev., January 26. Senator
John P. Jones received a majority In
both houses today for United States
WHY CANT THE
Was tbe Question Asked bv .Mlscncr
la the Kump House Yesterday.
SENSATION IN THE SENATE
A Flat Mtompt to Rule the Oregonlan
Reporter Out of the Senate for
Criticising a Henator.
Special to tlx Astorian.
Salem, January it. Just after the
lienson house met this afternoon. Mix-
ener. Democrat, arose and asked per
mission to say a few words. Being
granted, he said: "I have been here a
week and this house has not yet been
organized. Why can't H be organised?
It Is time to do something." Missmer
stood fir several moments, evidently
expecting a reply, but none was made.
He then sat down. Mtsener'a remarks
created a stir, as he Is one of the two
Democrats who helped oragnlxe the
A number of bills were Introduced,
but a question of privilege afforded the
sensatkm In the senate this morning,
relieving the feeling of sleepiness caus-
id by Um second reading of bills. Sen
ator Haseltlne. of Multnomah, was the
author of the breeze. He objected to
the statement printed in yesterday's
Orvgunlan saying that he has solicited
the appointment of the chairmanship
of the committee on municipal corpora
te ma He ohanaotertsed the statement
as false and asked the senate to with
draw the omirtesiea to the reporter of
Che Oregonlah. There was no second
to his motion and the matter was
Ther Is apiawirtly no prospect of an
early settlement of tne complications
between the senate and the Benson
house. It is now said to be the Inten
tion to vote for United States senator
next Tuesday or Wednesday.
Frlend3 Think He Has aGood Show
No C igarettes in Washington.
Olympla. January 6. Speaker Cline's
speech In the Joint assembly today does
not mean that he has actually with
drawn from the senatorial fight. The
speech is the result of an agreement
entered Into by many of the Populists
to support Cllne for a given number of
ballots, and then In oaee be was not
elected, to take up another man and
ree If he could come nearer concentrat
ing the entire Populist vote. Tomor
row Lieut. Governor Daniels will be
pushed to the front and next day It Is
said Judge Winsor wilt be given a
Cline's friends claim he will come
nearer uniting the Populists than any
other man, and that future balloting
will prove It. It Is generally believed
that Cllne, in cas? of a caucus, will be
Turner's most formidable opponent.
Both branahes of the legislature
worked earnestly today and two im
portant matters were disposed of. The
house passed a bill to prohibit the
manufacture or sale of cigarettes or
cigarette papers In the state. A sim
ilar measure was passed at the ses
sion four years ago aod repealed two
yvars ago, and a tax of ten dollars on
cigarette dealers Imposed. Tbe bill to
day passel by a large majority, but
will probably be opposed vigorously In
the senate, on constitutional grounds.
The entire morning and afternoon
session of the senate was absorbed by
a debate over the motion to sustain
Governor McGnaw's veto of the bill,
passed by the legislature two years
ago. repealing the deficiency Judgment
law. The veto -waa sustained by a
vote of seventeen to fourteen. The
Republicans voted solid to sustain the
Will Be Retired, on His Request, from
Office of Chief of Engineers.
Washington, January 26. General
William Cralghill, chief of engineers,
after a most brilliant military and
scientific record, will be retired next
Monday on his own application, under
the forty years' service law. The re
tirement will leave to the president
the filling of a -most desirable position.
It Is not yet known whom the choice
will fall upon, but the general opinion
seems to be that It lies between Col. J.
M. Wilson, superintendent of buildings
and grounds In Washington,' and Col.
H. M. Robert, division engineer at New
York. THE MARKETS.
San Francisco, January 26. Hops
S'jilOc for fair to choice, and ll12c
Liverpool, January 26. Wheat spot,
nulet: demand, moderate; No. 2 red
spring, 6s 9d; No. 1 California, "s.
Futures May. 6s 8'-jd.
RESULT OF POPULISM.
Olympla, January 26. The First Na
tional Bank of Olympla failed today.
President Phillips claims the Institu
tion will be speedily able to pay every
d4lar due creditors. The failure Is due !
to unexpected and heavy withdrawals.
THE WHY OF IT.
What Caused the Failure of the Olym
Tacoma, January 24. An Olympla
special to the Ledger says:
The following notice this morning waa
posted on the door of tbe First National
"Owing to unexpected heavy with
drawals of deposits this bank Is com
pelled to suspend until we can realize
on our assets. Depositors will not lose
a dollar. A. A. Phillips, president."
Phillips stated that the immediate
cause for the suspension was the with
drawal by the state treasurer of S33.000
of state money. This frightened the
other depositors, who made a run on
the bank, forcing It to close its doors.
The state deposit were withdrawn on
January Uth. The liabilities of the
bank are $100,000. 175.000 being Individ
ual deposits of residents of this town
and county. The assets are stated to
be I224.O0O, a large amount of which can
be realized on very soon.
The principal stockholders are A. A.
Phillips, John F. Gowey, Olympla; Ladd
aV Til ton, Portland; and Dexter Horton.
The bank has been In business since
1HS3. When the financial crisis came, a
number of the principal debtors of the
bank were forced to the wall. The
bank was crippled and has never been
able to fully recover. It being unable
to make collections of notes taken dur
ing tbe halcyon days.
COOL NIAGARA WEATHER.
Niagara Falls, January 21 The cold
Is intense here, and a glittering ice
bridge waa formed In the gorge. Frozen
spray upon the trees of tbe parks and
faces of the cliffs presents a dazzling
spectacle, and trains are bringing many
THE FISH TRAP BILL.
What They Think of It In Waaro
The Dalles Chronicle.
Senator Smith, of Astoria, has Intro
duced a bill abolishing fish traps and
all other fixed appliances for catching
salmon. The bill provides that the law
ahall not go Into effect until 1899. It
also regulates the length of leads trap's
and wheels may use.
The bill ought not to pass, for the
reason that It Is unjust. It pretends
to be made for the purpose of protect
ing the salmon, but in reality It is for
the purpose of turning the whole fish
ing Industry over to the fishermen of
the lower river, and should be entitled
A bill to prevent persons catching
salmon on the Columbia river above
Warrendale." for that is what it will
do, and all it will do.
It la claimed the Ash-wheel catch
so many salmon that the industry will
be ruined; but it does not provide tor
limiting the catch at the mouth of the
river. Asotria catches all tbe salmon
it can and all it can can.
If protection of the salmon were the
real Intention of the bill, k would be
only fair to place some limit on the
number of miles of net to be used on
the lower river. We of the upper Col
umbia have made no complaint against
the methods of Ashing followed on the
lower river. We have been content to
take our chaices on what Astoria and
the lower river leaves to us. The same
methods used on the lower river for
taking salmon cannot be used here, for
conditions are entirely different. There
the river has a eand bottom and a
moderate current, all well suited to
drifting. Here the bottom la rocky, the
current swift, and the stream filled
with surging eddies. It wouldj be as
fair to say to the fishermen of the
tower river, '"You roust only catch
salmon in fish wheels," as to say to ua.
"You must catdh them only In drift
nets." Esther proposition Is an ab
The lower river has the best of the
law now by long Adda, aod should be
satisfied. The fishing season Is made In
reference to the run at Astoria. It be
gins at the time the fish enter the river,
and It continues until they cease to
come In. Originally the season ended
August 1st, but a few years ago a big
run of chinook was coming In at that
date, and to cover a recurrence of that
event, the season was extended to Aug
ust 10th. The Astoriane have, in an
average season, three weeks' or a
month's fishing before it begins here,
and they fish during the whole time
the salmon run. Here the wheels are
stopped August 10th. Just when the
beat run Is on, and the flab, that escape
tho nets of the lower river In July,
nearly all pass the Cascades after the
close of the season We realize the n
cessity of protecting the salmon Indus
try, but we certainly object to that
form of protection that turns the whole
business over (o the lower river.
Highest of all in Leavening Powers-Latest U. S. Gov't Report
II V m. Si
WORK OF FLAMES
Philadelphia and Chicago Visited by
JOHN WANAMAKER'S STORE
Badly Damaged Williams Block la
Chicago Completely Destroyed
Special to the Astorian.
Philadelphia, January 26. The moat
disastrous conflagration that baa visit
ed this city in recent year broke oat
shortly before 7 o'clock this morning
in the basement of the bif grocery of
HaiMComb Bros., at 1317 Market street.
Property to the value of f2,SOa,0Ot at
more w as destroyed. "
Immediately adjoining Hanacawk
Bros, on the west side, waa th five
story bunding occupied by Blum Bee.'
manufacturers of ladles' cloaks. This
was soon a mate of flames. The water
seemed almost to freeze before It touch
ed the building. The next building oa
the west to be eaten up was that oc
cupied by Oeo. Marshall, as a restaa-
rant. then came the hat factory of CL
E. Wells, and the rear of the whole
tale grocery of Showell ft Freyer.
While tbe flames were weeping west
on Market street th umbrella manu
factory of Hirsch Bros., the largest la
the world caught fire. In half an hour
the building was a mass of flames.
North of Hirsch Bros., Immediately
across Silver atreet. stood the new
seven story buQdlng of Duolap Bros.
Tbe flames swept through this struct
ure, gutting It oumpletety.
At 1:15 a m., fire was discovered la
the tower of the John Wanamaker big
dry goods store. A stream of water
from one of the water towers was rua
up the burning structure, but the sup
ply of water was either too small, sr
the apparatus defective, as the stream
did not reach the flames. The tower
contained a handsome dock . and
chimes. At t o'clock the tat Irs tower
collapsed. the clock falling through tho
first floor. Two lines of hose were thea
i gotten on top of the gigantic struc
ture, and the flames which threatened
to destroy Philadelphia's most famous
store were soon under control.
The fire had been confined entirely to
the Market street front, and the loss
sustained by Wanamaker was princi
pally in the destruction of the clock
and chimes, and th breaking of all SSxt
targe plate glass window on .Market
Chicago, January 26. Seven firemea
and two spec tabors were badly hurt at
the fire this evening which destroyed
the Williams Block, extending from 1
to 202 Monroe street. The fire originat
ed In tbe basement of the building, and
spread with such rapidity that wtthba
a few minutes it had become utterly
useless for the firemen to attempt to
save the building. After a hard fight
they managed to confine -the 'fire ta
the Williams block, but they were un
able to save anything In it. The total
damage to the building and contents la
estimated at 1365,000.
JONES CALLED DOWN.
Idaho Democrats Resent His Interfer
ence in Their Senatorial Battle.
Washington, January 26. The Demo
crats of Idaho yesterday sent a dis
patch to Senator Jones, chairman of
the national Democratic committee, in
forming him that ihis Interference in
behalf of the re-election of Senator
Dubois, was unwarranted.
Senator Jones replied as follows: "My
action and that of prominent Democrat
ic members of the national committee,
bus In no sense an Interference In local
affairs. Prominent Republicans aban
doned their party aod gave hearty sup
port 'to the platform and candidates of
the Chicago convention, and it would
be In my opinion an exceedingly nar
row and undemocratic course for the
party to foil to testify its appreciation
of such conduct. We cannot discrim
inate against such men without harm
to the great cause. We have acted for
a cause, not for any man; for tbe
whole country, and not for a state.
This question is not and cannot be con
fined to Idaho. We, therefore, urge
that our friends in Idaho shall not lose
sight of the effects of their action on
the whole country and our great cause,
in their excitement over local affairs.
Having proposed for weeks to vote for
a Populist satisfactory to you, and be
ing denied a opportunity to do so,
Democrats cannot be charged with the
violation of any agreement referred to.
They have discharged every assumed