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1CXCUUSIVIC TKLICOKAPHIC PRICSS RKPORT.
ASTORIA, OKKfiOX: St'XDAY MOKMXH, MARCH 2J, 1897.
GRIFFIN & REED
City Book Store
All the Leading Newspapers
and Periodicals Kept on Hand
LEGAL BLANKS AND
WHY DO WE KGEP-
Robt. Stewart & Sons'
Irish Flax Salmon Twine
It Is the Best, the Strongest and
Longest-Lasting Twine Alade . . .
FOARD & STOKES CO.
Daalcr la Cork and Lead Line. Hanting Twine, Loads; alao, Oara, Oarlock,
Boat Cooking Uteosll. Sail Drllla, PalnU. lloat Nalla. EU., Etc.
W IIihm I'uwrf Marine KumnF.
roll I'AKTK t
IIcrcuIcH Oim EmkImc WorkH
4m a.4MoMK ar.. nan nuNciaro
UNION MEAT COMPANY
Shield Brand Hams, Bacon, Strictly Pure Lard
ALL KINDS OP CANNED MEATS
tlaaraalwa lh Beat la tat Markal
CORNER FOURTH AND C1LISAN STREET5 CORTLAND, OREGON
The Columbia Iron Works
.... FOUNDRYMEN ....
Blacksmiths, fIaehinists, and Boiler-makers
t'ora.r Klht.nih at. aait franklin A..
Ross, Hfggins & Company
GROCERS and BUTCHERS
AHTOHIA AINO t!AT AMTOHIA
CHOICIC KHKSH AND SALT MEATS
R. L,. Boyle & Co.
Real Estate, Loans and Investments
Commerclnl Htroct, Aaitorln
The Palace Cafe...
Is the Place for a Good Meal-Eastern Oysters
W. W. WHIPPLE, Proprietor
Astoria Roofing & Cornice Co.
I 34 Gravel. Tin and Slate Rooflnf
NINTH ITRFFT Asphalt Pavlnf for Basements. Sidewalks and Streets
Ji Asphalt Coatlnf on Tin and Shlnele Roofs
Repairing of all Kinds of Roofs
Qlarkson & Marvin fioom Company
LONG FIR PILING
Astoria Asphalt & Roofing Co.
1 All Work
and Repairing L.akjr Hoof.
J. A. PASTABEND
House, Bridge anil Wharf Bntlder
t'lii (aolln or chaap dlitiilat oil.
Knr'nra nnoti dlrvot with pro
lirllrr haft, and no noliy, raally brokrn
tivf ft-oar ur4 In rvero motion.
Naw aiwik davk; no Internal aprlng
rr'trl.- to titirn out.
Hond for tratlmonlal.
Wa a rx building- thraa ntw 'yl. atf.
Mar.ln niarlitn rnaiiM In all aUr
up to too noma powar.
Kvrry t-niilna fully (uarantrcd
216 and 217 Chamber of Commerce
l.env. orders at
N. JEN3EN and R. O. HANSEN
- Hoose Moving Tools for Rent
THE GREAT FLOOD
l.ivccs of the Lower Mississippi in
Duniitroml Hanks Kcportcd.
I- HO ATS AT MLMPIIIS
iiitr ntiln. d .1lwrl Wv-
tr R!lmj Turret! Bridge, rl'ioe
ad 1U Ikstfovcd.
Memphis, March 20. --Alarming re
Ij.irttt arc tiHtin received here of break
In the levees both north ami south
of Memphis. Government officials slate
Ihni Hi Irvrr broke at Han Hotiii, Ark.
Tin- ln-iik occurred I if lt night,
mw) a torrent I pouring Into the low
land of Arkansas, adding !" the ml
fry and Buffering already prevalent
there. Other rrport state tint th"
IfVff wsj broken letwren Mmiphls
and Helm, but nothing definite van
lf learned yet. It l known, however,
that the rlvrr I pouring ovfr thr !.
I Modoc near Helena, and a break
I momentarily expected.
While th rlvrr I retried as ta
llonary at Memphis. ty tti weather
bureau, th" situation In regard. J a
th most ntiu lmr thr flood let In.
of II railway entering thl rlty. all !ut
two nrf lied ut on account of tin- dd-
luge. Tlif fart that thr rlvfr ha been
stationary for thirty-six hour cannot
1 takrn a Indicating that the rrr.t
if high water haa lecn reached. Thr
rlvrr la again rising at Cincinnati and
throiiKhout thr Ohk) vallry. At Cairo
thf rlvrr continue to rise, and thl
fart n of special Intrml hrrf, a ll
In known that no cessation of the high
water can If rxp nil no long a It
continues to rise at Cairo.
IMlrf tmat rttntlnur to make rrgular
itrl ovrr thr dlmrlt't, lth alvc and
'Ih-Iow thr rlty, rculnit pmpl and
'utiMk. whlt-h ara bruuttht to Mnilil
'to rarrd for.
IN TIIK WKfT.
I Omaha. Mnrrh :i.Thr floo.l altua
. tl.iti in NVIinmkn, loa ami South I
k"ta la aa follow:
1 At 8lou City the lloo(! rndaiiRrrJ
thr lolilr nrnr thr lnrkyni.'ji. but
jthry miti' niivnl by thf w of dynn
Iniltf to blow up thr lri KoriCf. K-pri
from Kloyd rlvrr Itnllintc that thr
! worst la lit to t'onii'. It l rcmMilerrd
; probable that all thr hrldKm will ri)
out brfnrr innrnina. but thrrr will lit
I no II vra loat, aa pfoplr have brrn Krt
jtliiK rrndy for thf flood. Thf Ploux
jrlvrr la rauatnit trouble to thr Mil
waukif road. Thr hv la breaking be
tween hrre and lluuardrn, and at
arvrraj place hravy Rorxea are ttflnn
foreiHnl. The hrldiie at Jllvrraldr ai-rons
tho Htoux la In daHKrr of irolnir out
at any moment.
At Cherokee. Iowa, the Floyd rlvrr
haa born HhImk all dny, and tonlRht
arveral houae are aurrounded by wa
ter, the approach to the new- Iron
bridge I Kne, with a Rood pronpert
of that bridge following.
At Mnn City, Iowa, the ntreami
are all out of Ihrlr bank and rlalnR
At Ilcrvo, Nebraska, the eant and
north portion of the town are flooded.
At Fremont. Nob., the Platte river
la mill out of It h bnnkH, but no m-rloti
damage la reported.
At Tankton, S. P.. thr molting n'
and hravy rultiH have cauxed a aua-
Ipenalon of tratllc on three rallronds.
Itrtween Yankton and Vermillion the
w-at-.p cover the trarka of the Mil
waukee and (Jrrat Northern railroad..
At Canton, B. T).. all the bridges are
In danger and railroad tratllc 1 at a
At Woiimorkrt, 8. I the water cov
rra the track for a long dlHtnnce. '
At Randolph, Neb., rvrral bridge
nre rported wn.ilird out.
At Pender, Nrl)., nMrta of danger
on ranrhea are received, painage to
the bot'om Innda I Immenae.
At Webater City, Iowns Hr. Stravlo
and a Mr. Klrkbrrger were drowned
while trying to ford the Boone river.
Tha brldg over the I Molnra at Le
high, Iowa, haa been damaged, and
may b a total m.
At Burlington. Iowa, It la rumored
that a huge wnterapnut burnt at 7
o'clock h(mt aevrn mile went of Pa-
venport. PnrtlculaiH nre not obtainable
OTiAllKKY AND MAIIKU.
8nn Franelaeo, March 20. Pan Lynch
manager for Tom Sharkey, today post
ed $2,500 In the hand of "raraon" Pa
vloa to bind the match with Teter Ma
tter. Lynch aava Sharkeyl will meet Ma
her before the club offering the largest
purse any. time after five weeks from
date, and will make a Hide bet of from
2.:.oo up to $10,000.
THEME WILL HE OTHERS.
Caraon, Nev., March 20. Carson Is
rapidly relaxing to ordinary condition
All visitor have left, with th excep
tion of a few hundred vtranded sports,
and they, will be forced out of town
by the police authorities in a couple
of day. The permanent mercantile
Ii'irtloti f 1 i y will coin" out alo-ad
'ill tli. Iitopooltlori, but yt not Up to
tln-lr mpri'iitliiiia. pan rtuit d'-purt-I
f .,r linllii. Texan, tonight. Htutit
hi linn Hun tin. Iih'I no inonry bet on
Hi" lUht. It In stated lhat t'lf pro
iliotrr will atlrnipt to 'lliittch Mailer
uud HhniK. y In August.
The VVVi-l.m 1'iilon will pull down
mly ! of th; several extra wires
slruiiR to ai'coTntnodate re niattr
lurltiR Ihr lut co.-itrst, and thl I a
Kol liidliutlon that the lip on further
riii,in:ti hits Ir.tked out. Thr charg'
uxuliiftt lilily Smllli was dlHintioM'd this
no r:iitig biid li" wa Placed on board
an lustboiind train. The shrriff rr
l,nrt Inn slxtv arrrsts, sixty-five vl
whli h urr- drunk and dlrtrdrrly, and
r fr ri-rouiii, n:fwy hdlru hnlltaolnp
our for unird-r, ,
HAP ItAII.UOAP VVItKCK.
OiUila.id, Md.. March 20. This morn
Iiir's train number two on the Haiti
more A 'Mil.,, from Cincinnati to Ht.
liu's wan di-rallrd a mile West of hrre
on a bridge. The engine, poetal and
bagKage cars and forward coach left
thf rails. Thr first sleeper rolled Into
the rlvrr. Thf other two did not leave
the trai k. KP-vm person are Injured.
One ss'iiRrr I mUslug and Is sup
posed to have been killed. He Ik Oeii
rral J. H. Fullrrton. a Ht. Louis capi
talist. I'art of hi clothing haa been
found, and It Is almoit certain that
hi corpse Is In the shallow water under
the wrecked Pullman car. General
Fullrrton was an officer In the federal
army during the civil war and was
a inrniler of tj-.u Chlcamauga Park
WHAT THKY SAY.
opinions Concerning the ('.ambling Or
dinance and the Council.
Intrr-st continued unabated yester
day In the matter brtween the police
rommlMlon and the city council on
the gambling question. A reporter In
terviewed several of the more promi
nent clilieiis, the mowt of whom un
(lulvocaiiy supported the city council.
Pr. M. M. VAalker. when. .asked by
the re"rter what he' thought of the
action of thr police commission In cio
Init up thr gaining houses, said: "Since
you have asked mr, I will give my
opinion frankly, and In very nearly
the ame words In which I gave It
to om- of the police commissioners last
evening Any man who Is capable of
such iftty spite work Is unworthy of
any position of public trust or respon
sibility. I have read the report of the
mayor's statement, made to the city
council last evening, and I agree with
When thr Hon. C. V. Fulton was
H.-cn. he wan on his way to dinner, but
stopped long enough to answer the
lucstlon as to what he thought of the
gambling ordinance Introduced In the
council, to say that he was heartily
In favor of the action of that body
and thr mayor. "I have always be
lieved that an open and above-board
system of licensing these social evils
which apparently will always be with
us In one form or another. Is the only
true and successful way to tep them
under control. When this matter is
handled openly and above-board, as It
Is In some of our own cities, and In
(Sermany and France, no one dare In
terfere with an officer In his duty In
regulating the conduct of these places;
the illy knows Just what it Is getting
In revenue from such sources. Then-
Is no opportunity fur stealage and the
amount of crime and disease Is reduced
to a minimum. As to the action taken
by the police commission. I can only
sax- that Astoria for years past has
hern practically under a license sys
tem, so far as gambling is concerned.
and It Is strange that so very suddenly
the commission which has been In pov-
rr for so many months should discover
that It was acting contrary to law.
Mayor Taylor certainly expressed the
correct sentiments In his speech to
the city council last night."
Mr. John Fox said that the action
of the city council In Introducing an
ordinance to license gambling was. In
his opinion, the only solution of the
difficulty. "The passage of such a
law, as has has been shown by experi
ence In other countries, will not In
crease the evil, but will very largely
aid In the control of It, and will en
able the city authorities to upprees
and prevent Its spread. Certainly the
cleanliness of the city in such matters
can be better attained."
Mr. W. Lounsberry thinks that
the ncthm of the police commission
was really a good thing, and In the
Interest of the city" morality and
llnance, of It would keep money at
home which Is now going abroad. "If
you want gambling, arrange It some
way to keep the money and profits at
Judge C. H. Page said, concerning
thr action of the police commission,
that they had done exactly right, con
sidering the character of the commis
sion. "The only thing t have fault
to II ml with Is, that they did not go
far enough. They should have passed
some rt of a law or resolution
to make all men and women virtuous."
Walt for the "Huaaby." the beet
bicycle on earth for the least money.
$40 and $M. F. L. Parker, aent.
O.N TARIFF BILL
(iuotls In liond I'ay the New Kates Khcn
the Tariff Iktomes Operative.
THE APPROPRIATION BILLS
List Oac of tar left Over Dill Nnvd
Bo the nt Tostoffict .1tim
Washington. March 20. The republl
can members of the way and means
romjmltte an? making no effort to for
ward the plan which ha been talked
of among them to push through con
grem a seclnj bill to make the wool
Mrhrdule of the new tariff act operative
at once. They are dlnwuaded from
thl by the apparent hopefulness of
being able to nwure early action from
It I still the plan of the republican
leader that all good In bond on the
date when the new tariff becomes op
erative shall pay the rate of thai tariff
Inotead of the rate In effect when
the good were entered. This probably
will be brought about by an amend
ment added to the bill at the last
practicable moment, a the republican
do not desire to Induce the withdrawal
of bonded good before the nlgher
rate go Into effort.
A PPROPRI ATIOX3.
Washington. March 20. After the
house pasxed the agricultural appro
priation bill today. It took up and pass
ed the Indian bill, the last of the appro
priation bill left over from the last
congress. The agricultural bill carried
$3.12.902. the Indian bill $7.S70.22O.
The sentiment of the house against
the provision of the Indian bill, open
ing to entry under the mining law
lands In the I'ncompaghre reservation
In I'tah. containing gtlsonite and aa-
phaltum deposit, which were Inserted
In the Mil by the senate, was such that
It was stricken out by unanimous con-
After the appropriation bills were
passed a resolution for extra mileage
and stationery for this essl.wi of con-
gn-ss was adopted. The debate on
the resolution was lively and the ques
tion bs to whether Holman had taken
extra mileage voted by thr Kd con
gress waa used to greatly embarrass
the econimilst. He finally declined to
answer It. on the ground that It was
Imoertlnent." Cannon defended the
jextra mileage a somethig to which
the members were entitled. Llnney
made a vigorous siweoh against the
resolution. The resolution was then
agreed to without division.
Another resolution, making available
the salaries for congressional employe,
A resolution was also adopted to ex
tend the time for the Investigation of
the subject of free alcohol In the arts
until Peeember 10.
Washington. March 20. It Is under
stood that John L. Brlstow, of Ottawa.
Kansas, has been selected for the of
fice of fourth assistant postmaster gen
eral, and that the nomination will be
sent to the senate next week.
Postmaster General Gary will con
tinue the old policy as to distributing
the patronage of poetoltlces, and he
announced to the associated press to
day that he would not deviate from
the practice followed by past adminis
trations. This, as a general rule, gives
to every senator the privilege of rec
ommending a postmaster for his home
poHtoftlee. and allots to each republican
senator the large postoftlces In his dis
trict, which, however, In the rase of
a senator not of republican faith, will
go to the republican committee or other
referee. With these exceptions, the re
publican representatives are usually
permitted to name the postmasters for
their respective districts. In the demo
cratic districts the selection Is left
to the referee, and perhaps to the re.
publican congressional delegation, who
will have to keep themselves posted as
to the dates of the expiration vf the
terms of postmasters, aa the otd cus
tom of the department of sending no
tices to senators and representatives
of the expirations of postmasters' com
missions, which waa stopped by Post
master General Blssell, will not be
POSTMASTERS, IjOOK OUT!
Washington, March 20. Perry Heath,
of Indiana, today took the oath of
office as first assistant postmaster gen
San Francisco. March 20. Hops 9
New York. March 20. Hops Steady.
London, March 20. Hops IS 15s.
Portland. March 20 Wheat Un
Liverpool, March 20. Wheat SWt,
firm; demand, poor; No. 2 spring, s
3Hd; No. 1 California, 6s 3Sd.
TRAPS TO GO.
Vancouver, B. C, March 20. Conster
nation prevails among the local can-
ner by the announcement that the Do
minion government will prohibit the
use of trap for catrhlg salmon at
lioundury bay. Several cannerlek have
Invested large sums of money In trap
a.nd they consider the action of the
government without giving them due
warning I most unfair. It I also ru
mored that an Import duty I shortly
to be placed on salmon brought from
the American side, where several Can
neries hav traps and which at present
are brought In free. As a result of the
new;, work ha been topped . the
ereftlon of evral new cannries, while
some canneries are seriously consider
ing the advisability of building on Ihe
American side of the boundary line. ,
POLITICS IN ST. LOUIS.
St. Iul. March 20. At the meeting
here today to nominate a mayor and
other municipal officers, a riot occurred
over the election of a presiding officer,
and several agon loads of police were
called to kuppreaa It. Sterling P. Uond.
a Meriweather partisan, who tried to
make a speech, was arrested and taken
to the station. He wa soon released
and returned to the convention ball,
where he was elected temporary chair
man. Thl caused a aplit and the
Harrison adherents left the ball, brad
d by thlr chairman, Lutz.
TO RUN THE BLOCKADE.
London, March 20. The Cretan Im
broglio remain the question of the
hour, and the blockade of Crete, begin
ning tomorrow, I expected to give rise
to exciting Incident In the endeavor
of the Greeks to run the blockade. The
official London Gaxette publishes a spe
cial supplement today announcing that
the blockade of Crete by the warships
of the powers will begin tomorrow.
THE TRUE FACTS.
Explanation of the Controversy Be
Water Commission and Street
As much has been said recently, pro
and con, regarding the late difficulty
between the water commission and the
street car company, because the latter
used water from .the only pipe Into Its
power house for other purposes than
ilrlnking or washing, an Astorian rep
resentative called yesterday upon Su
perintendent Newell, and asked that
gentloman for an exact statmenl of the
case. In reply, he said:
'There are two sides to every ques
tion, and in the recent case ajalnst
us we did not have a fair show. Last
summer the water company tapped
their own mains and told our Mr.
Wekh to put in his pipes, which he
did. The connection was made right
at the sink, without any secrecy what
ever, and a hose was attached, which
was run to a large tank, which we kept
tilled with water for special purposes.
The whole operation was open to the
examination of the officers of tne water
company, who have passes over the
car lliiv and could have come to the
works at any time. The water which
we uatd from this pipe we frequently
put Into an empty or extra boiler,
which was only used occasionally. As
a rule, w used the ordinary river water
In our boilers, but if It Is allowed to
stand In them for any length ot time
the salt soon rust them. So when
the unused boiler was filled with water
to stand. It had to be absolutely fresh
water. The water used every day In
the boilers Is mixed with the water
which comes from the net-tanning vats
near by, as that helps to prevent rust.
The tanning process goes on every
month In the year except March. It
Is preposterous to suppose that the lit
tle ihree-eighths Inch pipe running
from the sink to the tank could carry
enough water for the dally use of our
All we want to see is Justice, and so
far as this company is concerned I will
say that we never made application
to the commission for water for any
specific purpose. We have only been
paying $1.50 per month. I did make
an offer of $lii per month for water
for steam purposes, and thought that
was fair, in view of the fact that they
let canneries use water for $100 a year
and any one of the canneries in town
will use three times as much wafer
in u reason as we do in a whole year.
At the trial of the case against me
in the justice court, they could not
prove that any connection had been
made from their pipes with our boiler,
nor could they prove any verbal or
written agreement between the two
companies. These are the simple, un
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS.
The following deeds were filed for
E. Z. Ferguson and w ife to John
Adair, lots 1 to i and 19 to 24,
block 122. lots 1 to 13, and 42 to
54, block 141. lots 1 to 32, block
151. lots 1 to 54. block 158, lots
to 10 and 22 to 3.', block 1T0, lots
25, 26 and 27, bliK-k 173, and lots
i to 7 In block 174. Marv Ann
Adair's addition $2.00
John Adair et al. to E. Z. Fergu
son, lots 1 to 2, block 128
Lots 7 to 18. block 122, Mary Ann
AdaJr's addition) 5.00
United State patent to William
Olesen, northwest quarter of
section 14. township 5, north
range 7 west, 160 acres
LIRE THE TARIFF
Text of the Dingier Bill Published and
Commented On By Their Tapers.
HER INDUSTRIES WILL SUFFER
k Spirit of fierce JUimosity Is Excited sal
Reprisals ire Freely Tirete Sil- ,
ur also Ct a rigire.
Copyright. 1897, by Associated Pre.
Berlin, March 20. The German preaa
display a special Interest In the new
American tariff. The Cologne Gaxette,
puollahe the full text of the bill and
all of the leading newspapers publish
coplou extract from it and editorials
on the subject. Theso latter breath
a spirit of fierce animosity and a strong
desire for reprisals. The Kleiner Jour
nal says: "If this bill becomes a law.
Europe, and especially Germany, must
feel it 'to be an Intentional blow la
the face. A large part of our export
Is thereby prohibited, and another part '
Is rendered extremely difficult Many
of our Industrie will be fdVced to com
pletely reorganise their system of pro
duction, raise the quality of tbetr
goods., and specialise. This will re
quire a period of experiment and de
lay. In the meanwhile much of com
merce and industry will be loat. Re
ferring to the currency plana of toe
Unltd States, the Kleiner Journal says:
We deem silver to be a danger t
gold countries, especially to Germany-
even greater than the tariff. The re
mainder of our commerce In America
wilt be put on a shifting basts and
great losses are threatened to our finan
cial lnvestmenst in the United State.
Our holdings In the Northern Pacific
railway alone amount to 2.000.000 mark.
and -billion of Cermaa capital will
Special to the Astorian. ' ' '
Newport. Ky.. March 20. Jackson
and Walling, the murderers of Pearl
Bryan, were hanged together from a
double trap in the Jail yard here at 11:49
a. m. today. Upon the scaffold both
declared themselves Innocent, although
Jackson had made a full confession
of their guilt less than an boui pre
THE PULP MILL ACCIDENT.
Mr. Charles Seeley. an emplyvse of
the Young's river pulp mill, met death
In a horrible manner yesterday morn
ing. He was caught in the belting of
the mill, lifted to the celling, and his
head badly mashed. He was about
twenty years of age, a native of Illi
nois, and a nephew of Mrs. Nick Bo
iler, of Young's river. The young man
had lived In Oregon only about one
year. Coroner Pohl will take charge
of the remains.
Coroner Pohl has Just returned from
Young' river, and says that the young
man Seeley, who was killed In the pulp
mill, was but 19 years of age. and that
his head was not Injured mt all; but
his left leg was broken In two. places,
the left arm torn from the body, and
the body Jammed a:id bruised. Pre
vious reports were Incorrect 'as to de
tails. The funeril will take place thl
afternoon from the residence of Mr.
EXAMINER IN HOC.
San Francisco, March 20. United
States District Judge Morrow has re
fused to release Lawrence and Levlngs,
of the Examiner, on writs of habeas
corpus. The men were released on
bail of $1,000 each pending an appeal
to the supreme court.
Why la It that the taffy over which
we have roasted our cheeks In the mak
ing always tastes so! much better than
the same, article bought at th confec
Celebrated for Its great leavening
strength and heal thf ulnees. Assure tba
food against alum and all form of
adulteration common to ittua cheap
brand. ROYAL E AKIN CI POWDER
CO, NEW YORK.
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