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ASTORIA, OREGON, THUIiSDAY MORNI.NO, JANUARY 28, 18OT.
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ford. .Nw To-diiy, , ,
12-3 Coitimcrclnl Mt.
fl Fall Line
Office and tli-it-ic
Pocket . . uianes
Blapk Books kndas
Tide Tables fw 189?
City Book Store
The Low Price Store
IS CLOSING OUT IT'S BUSINESS.
All Dress Goods, Shoes,' Indcrwear. Cloak., Corsets, sold 30 per
cent, off rcqulnr prices. If you buy one dollar's
worth of goods all you pav for It is 70 cts
491 llotid Ht. -
Do We Haye
Because our Goods are
We Deal Courteously with Our Customers,
Wo Consider Their Wants,
And Givo the Most Valuo for the Lowest Price.
FOARD & STOKES CO
Astoria Roofing and Cornice Co.
34 Gravel. Tin and Slate Rooflar
NINTH STKEET As'hIt Pavlnr
Clarkson & cjrvin
LONG FIR PILING
Astoria Asphalt & Roofing Co.
ad Repairing- Leaky Roof.
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GEO. NICOLL, Assistant.
KJopp's flew Brewery
Wall Papar, Artlita' Matarlala, Palsu,
Oil. Glaaa. tic. Japanata Mattings,
ttut and Bamboo Ooodt
365 Cc mmerclsl Street.
UNION MEAT CO.
HilfflS, BAGON, MHD
GUARANTEED THE BEST
Cor. 4th and Gllsan Sts
NEW YEAR TO ALL
for Basements, Sidewalks and Streets
AsyiiBii vuaunf on i in ana smngic rows
Repairing- of all kinds of Poofs
216 and 217 Chamber of Commerce
N. JENSEN aid R. O. HANSEN
A complete atook of lumbar on hand
In tht rough or dmud. Flooring;, rus
tic, colli oj and all kinds of finish; mold
ing and shingles. Terms reasonable
and price at bedrock. All order
promptly attended to, Offlc and yard
at mlU. H. T L, LOOAN,
Seaside, Oregon. Proprietor.
The Palace Cafe
Is the Place for a
la the shell or can
Served to Order or Sold at Retail
W. VV. WHIPPLE
I. A PASTABEND,
HOUSE, BRIDGE fiflD nW BUILDER
Hoaa Moving TnIi for Blast.
Start Kcnlth-rrmluilnfl Enterprises
Which Kill I'ccd Commerce.
LIT INTERNAL IMPROVEMENT
Follow In Their Natural Course--If
Karmnrs rinliw- Kuirw n'l and
Vim Mill Will Ito Ki-.H1.
'Th Krt of AiHiia rai better af
firil U turn all Ha attention and nnmy
ti thi building of rct"rk' ail th
ftl)IUiaiif of iiayi'illn, than waotirg
tliiw ivtr Inn-rnal lmprwvoinnta
whli-h will almply Incroaae t
fr th rlry and rounly In pro(,urfrd
for It." Jd Mr. T. K. Adaina ymttrrday
Mr. Aduma mm. her fruni Montana
a wwk it t-n day ajru. rprewnta
KiMti-rn cwi.l'a'lfta, and haa )-nt bin
time In HwXMuirlily tnvrntlfWIng tl In
cily ua a plui'v fur Invwumi'iil. II left
thlr nKirnlni! for Iho fUuti. but wlJ
he would return aiinln. ll-fir going
away h gavt a rrportor om f hit
ld-aa i't th altuatl t h'-rr.
"I hav brr.i mu h lntpr-t,d In th
talk about pnnnwd iinprovnirnU. The
building of a M-awall. nw court houae,
and iiw loun'y brl la;-a ar all vrry
rll, and will be tuTiaary li the fu
tur, but In tny oplnlirt the time haa
nt cotmt for aui h kn lnrrae In your
tanalbm aa would be r-' luln-d for the
undiTlaklnga, itnd (Vin thi- jmage of
bllla authurlimg thlr ccnatrurtlon
ahllr nrt ii'MMltatln Immrnilate oim.
nwnimnvit of work, would 'nly vxclte
rrrtaln clajua and b a wnitant roi-
a-e to laxpayera. What you want
hwe, nrit to your raJlna4, whb-h will
anon Ixr roniplftrd. oni"thliii to
makx ayrolta and dlnnrr pall brlgndra.
thi-n lhi oth'-r Intcrnil Impr jvi-mcnt
will take rari of thcmm-lx r. With
your fine nyntrm of waterways, you do
not even nl to pay ao murh attention
to rounty roada, though lhty ar a ne-
cralty, and ahould be lookM) after. Hut
fur the prewnt the natural waterwayi
thiugh"Ut the rounty ran taJto care
of the bulk of Uw bueliuma.
'It apr U me, baiklng at th-
altuatlon from a pnunlral and buiua
tarMl4nt, thutt If you giH fut torlea
hre. pri1de the nieana of cutting to
the market of tlhe world, population
will nipldly follow, your farming lunda
will be oc'upkd and nuuUi. bfldK' a and
e-a.walla w1H butld thetntwdvea, -.-hlle
nw rourthouio-ii. city halla ana po
orrlrva will irtiig up like mushrooms
in a night.
Have your farmers ever made a
thorough and practical tejtt of raising
sugar bta7 it Is said your tide binds
are particularly well adopted for their
culture, but no one knows this for a
omtUnty. liaise a few and analyse
them. If found a success, capital will
snn supply a sugar mill. If the beets
are raised. This Industry alone means
"Have you ever thoroughly tested the
grow ing of flax here? If It to once prac
tlciUly dmonntratd tlwtt It cwji be
nilst-d aucvnfully and of gixxl qusility,
flax eplnnlig mills will follow as surely
iui duy follows the night.
"The InfKiwt and tlniMtt blii of Urn-
lr on the coat grow In Clatmip coun
ty. Are there any large mills here to
niiiiuifaoture lumber for export, as Is,
ilng done on the Sound? Antorla him
he flneet outlook for a large lumber
nuinuriu'tuiing buslnem of any place
In tim I'nitnl SuutHt I know of.
"A dry dock Is needod for the repair
of the whips that come to tliie. harlKir.
If you ai-e going to be a alUppIng port
you mum have one.
"Here la also the natural location for
export flour mills. 8cn 'the wheat
from all jvarts of OreKon and Baertem
Waahlntgon will be coming down here
on your railroad and on bargM down
the Columbia through the, newly open
ed Cascade locks. This to the verv
plac to make flour for th rapidly
growing Oriental trade.
"Many other manufactories could be
profitably established here, and to a
mere outsider It would appear to be
fttolifth not to bend effort, and every
dollar that could be; saved from pre,
tint unneoensary taxation, to securing
hew largw enterprises which will aoon
people your city and county and make
all things else pojwlble and feasible. The
railroad alone oanrtnt bring that pros
perity which will build a olty. With
out It nothing can be domj, but with It
must be auxiliary enterprise to make
traftlc. develop trad to Its fulhvrt ex-
tkt, aiul bring people. Oct people and
rade and town lots will quli-kly be
come a soarco article on the market."
riim to He Turwued for tho Next Four
Years by the Kcpubllcans.
Cleveland, OWo, January 27. It can
be stated on authority which cannot
be doubted that the Iteiubllcan lcadti-s
have decided upon a radical change of
policy In connection with the proposed
continuation of political agitation
throughout the coming four years and
that In Its stead the verdict of the
American people In the recent presiden
tial election and the merits of the In
coming administration will stand alone.
Immediately following the election
many lending Republican tbrougliout
the country urg! upon Chairman Man
tis the Importance arid absolute nc.
lty for continuing the agitation ,)iir
uinl during the campaign Juw tl,, d.
At first the members of the coinniitte
wi fully In amx-d wrlth this Idea, but
aftr miuuro delHwratUjn a majority
of ths natlotiai ounamlttee, including
Mr. Ilanna. experlutl'ed a change of
hirt. Mr. Hanna clearly demoiisinU
ml his change of views by frankly stat
ing to a rcprttMmiaUvf of the Associat
"I am In favor of stopping all prewnt
agltatloti an1 permitting the verdict uf
the people to stand upon lu merit."
It Is i-blleved that the xnt faotur
entering Into the discujoiliHi aiid dual
d-ol4lon on this quuwtion Is the btllef
that Is aiiprently growing on all side.
Uiswt a the political work on such a
nale sa map;el out by the Uepubllcan
Iim1it mn time ago Is now and
would ivmtlnue to be a mena-e to the
rut urn of bualnras prosperity. It la
Mati-d tliut the original plana for w jrk
OMilgnrd to the VTaKhlngton hradquar-
tt-ra wHIl bo largfly. turtullcd. though
thf ofll- rnay l maintained for a short
KNTKltTAINS MKB8KNGEU UOY8.
Han Praiicuico, January 27. Mai
gor lKys of Ran Franr-tano to the num
ber of nearly 400 were given a recep
tion today by Mrs. LAtand Htanford at
her munition on California street. The
boys in dotaiihmenu of twenty-Ave
were glvn ail they could eat and their
comfort wan ookel after by Mrs. Htan
IU8 TltlAIH ARE OVKIt.
Kan Jane. Januaj-y 27. -Oharlf F.
WMcox, one of the moat widely known
and entenmed lawyers (it this olty. com
mitted suicide this afternoim. In the
of Miaa Itosey. his typewriter.
by drinking nearly an ounce of a strong
snlulton of carbolic acid. Ill health
and financial distress are attributed as
the riiUMn of his dewpntutoncy.
NKVADA'S I'ltlZB FIGHT BILL.
Caj-aon, Nov., January 87. The glove
contents bill ' w-as Introduced In the
iunatt today, and referred to the com
mittee on publk' morale.
A TIMK TO ACT.
Krni the Stockton Ititird.
This Is the mowl vital time In the his
tory of the Nicaragua canal. A little
urging here and there may turn the
tie In favor of the measure. In San
Francisco, In Sacramento, In New Or-
Uwns, in Mobile, in Tampa, Florida,
In Urn Angelea In Eureka, In Ban
Metro, and even In Freano, the people
are Wort and acting through public
mwetlnga, legislation. oommercuU orga
nisations or by some form of memorial
to the national atngresa tnnt to delay
bnr th 4naugurarton of the great
projeot. Here tn Stockton there la si
lence and apavthy. Here, the very cen
ter of. the whesu producing area; here
where the tldea reach the heart of the
clcy, and there are dreatns of an open
ship canal: here where every week In
the year there are carloads and boat
loads of grain leaving that travels K.000
miles out of Its way to got to Liver
pool: here where the people would be
tnore dlnnitly and Immmllately bena
rltetl than in any other ejection of the
country. excipl. perhaim, the lumber-
big centers of the ioaMt; here where
the tvinatructlon of the canal nhould
le the paramount Issue, where It Is
the only rclW that can Intervene be
tween t!h pnnlucera and the ruinous
Argentine and Eaet India ootnpetltors;
hr thwre to not a sound from city
or country, from commercial organisa
tion or public meeting. Yet there are
people who believe Stncteion 1a aMve
to Its own Interests.
COMING FRVIT CROP PROMISING.
From the Orvgonian.
Of course It Is too early In the searaA
to make any prognostlcaitions in regard
to the fruit crop, but Mr. Miller, the
well-known nurseryman. who haa been
investigating the condition of affairs In
a number of orchards, says that the
outlook to promising. Judging from the
bowing of fruit fcuds on the trees.
He finds also that 'the ecale pert has
almost entirely disappeared. Just from
what cause he doce not know, but he
thinks the unusually early cold snap
last fall may have had something to
do with It. He nays about the only
pests whliih are now left for the or-
hardiwt Ho rljtfvt are the codlln moth
and the woolly aphis. The latter can
bo got rid of by putting hardwood
ashes around the roots of trees; and the
former can be kllld by spruylng. Mr.
Miller says he hn not boon able to
AihI tluU any serious damage has been
dona to fruit trees by the freeze-up
last fall. It might be that the young
trees In nurseries, which were full of
sap when the frost cam, have been
damisKed, and potwibly some trees In
exposed MdtlonH, but as a general
thing, In betirlng orchards, no harm
haa been done, as far an he could see,
and there Is every prospect of the
usual iHMintifiil cmtps of fruits of all
kinds this sooHon.
About twenty arrests Were made last
night by the police. Among the of
fenders were the nine striking sailors,
three more fake Jewelry sellers, and
a number of disorderlies.
Keprcstntativc Mincr Withdraws
from the Kump Organization.
MITCHELL'S CHANCES POOR
HrolablllUe Are that the Break-up of
(he Hump Hovse Will Bet His
Special to the Astorian.
Kalem, January 27. The only devel
opment in the legislative deadlock was
the , withdrawal of Mlsenar, Lvmocrat,
from the Benson house, one short of a
majority of the members elected.
Mlsmer's withdrawal came aa a sur
prUe to the ilfuun men, who are now
forced from the poelUon takon that
ihirty-one members of the house could
organize and do business. There are
other evidences of defections from the
H:nin bouse, and the prediction Is
made that It writ only live a few days
longer at beat.
The final card was played today by
Us members when they passed a reso
lution Instructing the sergeant-at-arms
to notify the members composing the
temporary organization to appear be
fore the bar of the house tomorrow.
These notifications were served tonight,
but thy were treated lightly by the
members, who say the Benson men
have no authority to bring them in for
the reason that they never qualified.
It Is doubtless the Intontlon of the Ben
son men, in the event the memehrs do
not at) pear, to declare their seats va
cant. They will then run up against
the old contention that seats can be
declared vacant only by a constitution
ai quorum, or forty members. In the
present expectation of the Benson
bouse breaking down, U Is the plan of
the oppoxltlon to come In afterwards
and perfect temporary organization. It
Is hard to foretell what effeot this will
have on Senator Mitchell's candidacy.
Thoee of) putted to -him say that it will
result in his defeat. ' On the other
hand, Senator Mitchell professes to be
very confident of re-etecikm ami to
have no fear of future proceedings.
THE OLYMPIA CONTEST.
Switching Votes on the Senatorial Hal
lot at Washington's Capital.
Olympia. January 27. As agreed at
last night's conference of the Populists,
Lieutenant Governor Daniels today re
ceived the full vote for UnKed States
senator that heretofore has been cast
for Speaker Cllne. Four ballots were
taken. A complete transfer of the
Cllne strength waa made on the second
ballot, when Irwin, Carr, Kochler and
Range, who had voted for either Squire
or Cllne on the first ballot, voted for
Daniels. This gave Daniels 44 votes or
two more than Cllne received at any
time. Judge Turner Increased his
strength three and finished with S3
vok. the highest he has received.
Senator Blumer asked the privilege
of explaining his vote, and made a
most dramatic speech In advocacy of
Turner's candidacy, and closed by vot
ing for him for the first time. Canut
mode a speech Imploring the middle-of-the-roaders
to stand together. The
main feature of the balloting was that
Daniels could not unite the Populists'
vote any more than Cllne could, and
that the Populists for the first time
seemed restless and to lean towards a
caucus. The Turner forces seem Im
pregnable and are now more hopeful
than ever of flnal success.
The senate was In session for two
hours this forenoon only, then adjourn
ed till tomorrow. The proceedings were
devoted to a consideration of commit
The house this afternoon passed three
bills. One makes It lawful for farmers
to peddle produce without license in
the cities. Another provides for an
nexation of contiguous territory by
counties. The most Important bill pass
ed, however, was one raising the age
of consent to eighteen years, and
makes the carnal knowledge of any fe
male under that age equivalent to the
crln.e of rape with penalty of impris
onment of from five to twenty years,
The house killed the bill increasing the
fee for filing articles of incorporation
with the secretary of state, which the
members from mining districts vigor
FREIGHT TRAIN WRECKED.
South-bound Southern Pacific Derailed
at Gregory Siding.
Ashland, January 27. The south
bound freight train on the Southern Pa
cific which left Ashland this morning
w-as wrecked at Gregory Siding, on the
south side of the Siskiyou mountains.
Just over the California line, and twenty-four
miles south of Ashland, at
Fireman John S. SUaby was seriously,
but not fatally Injured, and Goo. Smith,
of Medford, who was working hto pas
sage south, was fatally Injured, dying
two hours after the accident.
The train was going down the moun
tain with an engine and thirteen load
ed cars and caboose, when it to sup-
potted the engine struck a defective
switch frog. The engine and eight
froight cox were derailed, seriously
wrecking tliorn. Engineer Cumrr.lngs
escaped uninjured, but Fireman SllsbV
wbjs uuUKht In the jamming of the ten
der and oab and had his left arm and
collarbone frattured. foot badly gash
ed and thumb cruKhed, but to thought
to have no other sertous Injuries. Smith
wa batw-en the oab and tender, which
was losvdod with wood, and received
Internal injuries). He died Just as a
physician arrived. Smith leaves a wife
and two children at Medford, and was
working him way to California, where
he expected to aecure employment.
Washington Society to Be Augmented
by the Vanderbilts.
Washington. January 27. The Even
ing Star says: Society circles) are all
in a flutter over the prospective resi
dence in Washington during the re
mainder of the present social seaeon.
of Cornelius Vanderbut and family, of
New York. Vanderbilt's agent has Just
leased the Lowcry Mansion at the
northeast corner of Vermont avenue
and K Mreet for three months, and the
Vanderbilts will take possession early
next week. VanderblU will bring his
entire New York household. Including
cooks and servants, and will also bring
twenty horses, six coachmen and four
grooms, with ten or twelve carriages
of various styles. It to said that sev
eral other wealthy members of what to
known as the Vanderbilt set are look
ing for houses suitable for entertain
ing purposes, to which the Lowcry
Mansion to admirably adapted, and
that others of the same circle are secur
ing apartments at the Arlington and
uptown hotel. The coming of Vander
bilt to taken as an Indication of hto in
tention to follow the example being
generally given by people of wealth,
and make Washington his regular
AN OREGON EARTHQUAKE.
Newport and Alsea Bay Receive a
New port, Or., January IT. This sec
tion was visited by an earthquake
Shock yesterday at 2:45 p. m. ' The
shock was of about three seconds' du
ration, and houses were shaken until
dishes on the shelves rattled. The vi
bration appeared to come from a nor
therly direction, and was accompanied
by a slight rumbling notoe. Uke thunder.
Keports rrom Alsea Bay state the
shock was fek quite plainly there
about the same time.
ST. LOUIS SUFFERERS.
St. Louis, January 27. The weather
la moderating somewhat. City Control
ler Sturgeon Blinks the city should
take some action to relieve the suffer
ings of the poor. He had Just returned
from a visit to th headquarters of the
Provident Association, when he said:
'The skuatktn is certaltjy desperate.
I do not see how the associationa are
going to cope with k unless there Is
a great Increase of donations."
A PLUM FOR GAGE.
Chicago, January 27. Lyman J. Gage
received a telegram from President
elect McKlnley today requOiUr.a him
to leave for Canton at once. Mr. Gage
left at midnight and will reach Canton
at noon tomorrow. This Is believed to
mean that his selection for the treasury
portfolio Is a certainty.
Liverpool, January 27. Wheat spot,
quiet; demand, poor; No. I red spring,
69 gd; No. 1 California, 6s HHd.
Futures May, Cs 6Hd.
Portland, Or., January 27. Wheat-
Walla Walla. 81682: Valley, 81 85.
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MUST BUILD IT
Nicaragua Canal Cannot Be Coa
stmcted by Private Effort.
SO DECLARES JOHN SI1ER.MA5
Venerable Senator Scoffs at the Idea,
that England Inspired Opposition .
to American Control
Washington, January 27. A crisis 1m
the debase on the Nicaragua caaal bJlt
was reached In the senate tat today
It brought out an energetic statement
from Sherman tn which he foreshad
owed the new treaty by which the
United States can build the canal with
out the intermdiatlon of private con
cession. The senator declared that
government execution of the prefect
was the only feasible one, and that
private efforts hi that direction hare
proved fall ores. Answering Morgan's
recent charge that England Inspired
the opposition to American control of.
the canal, Sherman asserted this im
"bugaboo." wholly without foundation.
He added a handsome tribute to Eng
land and ber institutions. '
Vilas followed whh a motion to re
commit the canal bill to the committee
on foreign relations, a step which Mor
gan characterised as an Insult. ' Th
motion was changed so as to make the
recommittal to a special committee, of
which Morgan Is chairman. The sea
ate adjourned before a vote was take,
and the Vilas motion to recommit la
pending. . ,
IN THE HOUSE.
Washington, January 27. The house
today,' after a debate of four hour.
! adopted the conference report on th
immigration bill by a vote of 131 to lift.
The principal criticism of the measure
agreed on by the conferees in the de
bate today was based on the extensio
of the educational test to female as weal
as male' immigrants, on the ground
that It might divide families, and to
the limitation of the ability of the lm
! migrant to read and write the English
' language or the language of their nsv
jtive country or residence
COLD SPELL OVER.
Indications Are That It Will Not Last
a Week Longer.
Washington, January 27. The cold
wave touched Its lowest point in this
city yesterday and today there was a
noticeable rise In temperature, with,
indications that it would continue for
several days in the middle and south
Atlantic states. It Is predicted by the
weather bureau, however, that it wul
be at least a week before the relatively
low temperature win cease. A fight
snow fall began early in the afternoon.
Reports from the South Indicate a gen.
era! and quite heavy fall of snow In
Virginia, amounting to over six Inches,
and the weather map shows that the
rain or snow belt extends as far south
aa the Florida and Gulf coast; as far
west as Kansas, and as far north as
the Great Laes.
The cold wave over the United State
during the past several day I one
of the severest, considering both the
low temperature that prevailed and the
vast extent of area covered, that haa
been recorded by the weather bureau
In Its thirty years of existence. The
South today had an unusual experience.
Throughout Texas, Mississippi, and
Louisiana and a large part of Georgia
a fall of snow from one to three inches
in depth to reported.
The cold snap has had ' a marked
effect upon the winter hegfra to the
South and the trams to Florida and
Southern points are heavily loaded with
?7o va'i! asofci 'SJ