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ASTORIA. OKKOOX: Tl'KSDAY MORNIXO, MARCH 2H, 1897.
GRIFFIN & REED
City Book Store
Stationers & Booksellers
All the Leading Newspapers
and Periodicals Kept on Hand
LEGAL BLANKS AND OFFICE SUPPLIES
WHY DO WE KGEP
RoW. Stewart & Sons'
Irish Flax Salmon Twine
It Is the Best, the Strongest and
Longest-Lasting Twine Made . . .
FOARD & STOKES CO.
Dakf la Cork and Lead Unas, hanging Twine, Leads; alao, Oar, Oarlocks,
Boat Cooking Utensil. Sail Drill , Patau, Boat Nalli. Etc., Ett.
atlMiartliif Horw l'oer Marina Klne.
roM rAHTK'I'LAH Att)RKa
HcrculcH Gob Engine Works
40a aANaoMB bt.,ian rHANciaco
UNION MEAT COMPANY
Shield Brand Hams, Bacon. Strictly Pare Lard
ALL KINDS OF CANNED MEATS
Oaaraateed tha Beat la tha Market
CORNER FOURTH AND QLISAN STREET5 - PORTLAND. OREOON
The Columbia Iron Works
.... FOUNDRYMEN ....
Blacksmiths. Jlaebinists, and Boiler-makers
Cora.r Rlghtaantk at. aat Franklin A.
A.TOHIA AND BAM T ASTORIA
CHOICE FRESH AND SALT MEATS
R. U Boyle & Co.
Real Estate, Loans and Investments
H23 Commercial Street. Aitorla
The Palace Cafe...
Is the Place for a Good Meal-Eastern Oysters
W. W. WHIPPLE, Proprietor
Astoria Roofing & Cornice Co.
34 Gravel, Tin and Slate Roofing
ninth ctueet Asphalt Pavlne for Basements. Sidewalks and Streets
W Asphalt Coatlnf on Tin and Shingle Roofs
Repairing of all kinds of Roofs
Clarkson & McIrvin
LONG FIR PILING
Astoria Asphalt & Roofing Co. 3
aod Repairing L.ky Roof
J. A. PASTABBND
House, Bridge and Wharf Bnllder-House Moving Tools for Rent
fain raaollna or cheap dlaUilatt oil.
Rngtnra conneotad dlict with pro -
peller ahaft. and no notay. eaatly broken
wvn pin iwi in mnw nraura.
Xaw apark davlca; no Intartwl aprini.
electrode to burn out.
Kend for teatlmonlata.
W. are building theaa new ,.lf.
atarJng nuulna englnea in all aliea
up to ?00 horaa power.
Every angina fully guaranteed.
216 and 217 Chamber of Commerce
Leav. orders at
N. JENSEN and R. 0. HANSEN
THE MORAL SIDE
Utters from I'mmlncnt Citizens On
(iiimlillmi.Siili)iitisHn(l Other Rills.
r.vu.s cannot m; ik;alizi.i
Tbc Eaprilracc nt Oibten tired - V kt Ihe
alooa Diifuri CuminmleT - Ktwils-
tloo faned fly tit .tiaitirrn.
AAtorim. March !.-KUtojr Astor-
lan . An our city council, represent- j
I ii K party which I iu" taught ty (
my father to believe was a puny of
great moral Ideas, haa passed to the .
... . ., . ..,!..... ii !
third reading an ordinance licensing
aamtllna:-an acknowledged vice and
an you have given considerable apace j
on your first pag to opinions favor-1
able to thl ordinance, will you rive!
equal prominence to testimony on the
other aide remembering that many
. . . , . . . .
of the patron of the Aatorlan do not
favor the flirallatliKi of vli'e?
Two gentlemen In your paper have
reform! to til. jlx-iula, France, and ,
Oermany for aupport of the llcenalngj
f pmatttutlon and gamMIng 1 note
they place prostitution In the aanie
category aa gambling, and wlaely, too.
for If It be right to tleenne ramt'llng
on th ple that 11 "can't be atopped.
henc ahould be llcenaed." the very
aame plea will apply alao 'to prontltu
tlon or any other vice. But can It
ever b right to legallfe a vice? If an.
why not alao apply the aame reason
ing t) theft and robbery?
Hut on the low plane of merely ex-
jfdlenry. d-nni the experience of f?t.
1 liiwla and other rltlea which iave
'tried llrenalng vice encourage u In
',... ik. ..Mrlm.nl n.f..re
trvinm the iiim eanerlment?
when It M feared a llrenae law for
prmitlttltlon would be Introduced. I re-
jrW( from th pwM,B, of (h(, N-..
tlonal Purity rVcety, lion. Aaron M.
Powell, and from thw pr4ldmt of
the Society to Prevent Htate Iegallia
tlon of Vice many document ahowlng
the futility of uch llcen.e lawa wher
ever enacted, and I are that much
fnwer jilacea have ever attempted to
llcnae gambling than have attempted
to llcenae proatltutlon, becauae. wtth
proatltutlon they can to aome little
extent cloak the horror of aurh a law
under the dligulae of a "contagion
dlaeaae act." Great Britain, after a
few yeara, experiment of llcenaed proa
tltutlon. under the plea of a "hygiene
act." repealed the art by parliament,
both for Great Britain and India.
M. lierour, lot liead of Police dea
Moreura of Pari, where llcenaed pro
tltutlon hna been In existence, ya In
hla i official t nwi-t : "The evil J a
aoclal and moral one. and cannot he
regulated or controlled by the pollca."
On the continent all pretenae of good
moral reiulti from regulation of vice
haa been openly dlaavowed."
M. Lenalra. the chief trommluilimer
of police In Bruneela. reported to the
hurgomaater In 1897 that after thirty
yeara trial of a license aystem. the
moat complete In exlatence. "proatllu
tlonjha ao greatly developed In iBrua-
aela that new measure are necea-
- r ;
'St. Ixnils has been referred to hi th
Astorlan aa a good example of the
benefit of licensing vice. I have
never heard that St. luls licensed
gambling, but It did once license pros
titution, so I presume It Is to that
experiment reference Is made, and It
is practically the only American city
that has had the effrontery to openly
jllcenne this evil. And In regard fo
lts law and the result, I quote from
the testimony of Pr. Elliot, chancellor
of Washington Vnlverslty In St. Louis:
"The authority to license vice In St.
i Louts was obtained by a legislative
trick, the Interpolation of the two
words, 'or gulate." after prohibit In
an amendment to the city's charter."
But after four yeara' trial of licensed
vlca tho law won repealed and the
power token from the pity to again
license vires prohibited by the state.
The agitation for repeal was partici
pated In by the archbishop, Wshop
and priest of tho Catholic church,
by almost all of the clergy of the
Protestant church, Irrespective of na
tionality, and by the majority of the
St. Louis bar. A petition for repeal
was sent to the Missouri legislature,
signed by one hundred and fifty law
yers and physicians. Another petition
was signed by four thousand women,
beside 'the petition signed by thou
sands of men.
The Missouri legislature, after a pro
longed discussion, Repealed the act by
a vote of three-fourths of the senate,
and SO to 1 In the house. Surely, after
such an ending- of the St. Louis ex
periment of licencing; vice, Astoria can
And no encouragement to follow In her
footateps. Every state In our Union
Including Oregon, prohibits gambllas;.
To lloense It means to repudiate state
law. True, the Astoria law prohibit
ing" gambling haa not been properly
Kiif'.rc-l, l,ut thul simply show, tha
enforced, Uh that dimply ahow the
venality of the enforcing authorities,
not the fault of Hi law. If the gamb
ling prohibiting law could b enforced
sine Hiinli 111, It could have been
enforced cvit since Its' passage, had
our nii k (mrimlimloneni respect'.-d
tlKlr out)) of ofllce. It 1 true our
revenue, might be Increased by such
license money, J,ut who would he will
ing to hi on for Hold In our
-lty inuAury. Metier a thousand times
levy u rulllrlfnt tax to cover legit-
jlinnlH city expenws and then dismiss
every commissioner or policeman who
rfur to respect arid enforce our city
N'Alt'"IHHA W. KINNKV,
Pre.. Blate W. C. T.
TIIK WAHRKNTON AUX.
Astoria, March 21. Editor Astor-
I"" -"In Ihe matter tt the saloon at
our temperance people
have he.-n beaten. Tlie aaloon haa
commenced otierallona, and a new era
haa been eniabllnhcd for a lonKer or
The town of Clataop, of which War-
renton l a part, Includca aitfne thirty
aguare mllea of th wet!rn iart of
thla county. The aaloon haa bren ex
cluded from that extnve area for
the pat twenty yeara. The resident
;of that town can well point with pride
to the record of thoae years of peace,
happlneaa, aobrlety and educational
advancement. During that time, too.
the town of Clataop haa coat the
county and Mate almont nothing for
the care of, or the proaecutlon of any
lawbreakers found within It limit.
Since the aaloon la tnoattly the caunt
of Pieee trouble. Clatsop did not hare
them: but she not only paid het own
tax en cheerfully, but alao the taxea
made aa Ihe reault nf the aaloon In
other parta of the county and state.
where the aaloon. existed.
Hut now the aaloon haa eoma there.
It did not come with the onaent of
the people of Clataop. It was forced
on thm ty law notwithstanding the
hoard of trustee refused to license It
and opposed It: notwithstanding the
fact that the voters of the town ent
In their written remonarance to the
board of trustee, having three times
the name of actual voters thereon
a there were on the petitions for the
saloon. And so the people did all in
their power to exclude the saloon, b
llevlng it to km an immoral and wrong
thing, and a menace to the well-being
There are thoae who believe that the
saloon does not Increase drunkennesa
nor vice, nor Increase taxea by causing
crime. 8uch may iwell watch the re
suit of this Innovation In the town of
Clatsop and compare results with the
past, I jlo sincerely hope, however,
for the sake of all that Is good, that
In this Instance the record may not
be the aame aa It Jiaa been every
where else. At'O. C. KINNEY.
At the meeting of the ministers of
the rlty yesterday, the following reso
lution was .passed:
Besolved. First, fhat it Is the sense
of this association that our present
law on gambling be enforced: second,
that we will In every way endeavor
to promote public aentlment to assist
the city onVlats In the 'enforceaient
of said law.
HKKT SVGAR SOON TO COME.
The Manufacturers' Association of
Portland will soon receive Ha sugar
beet seed for distribution among the
fanners of the atate who wish to make
experiments this year. The Instructions
In regard to planting and cultivating
have been printed in pamphlet form,
and will be furnished with the seed.
together with a blank form to be filled
by the rrower. The blank requests
Information concerning tne exact na
ture of the soil, amount of care, time
of sowing and pulling, cost of produc
ing, and various other matters of value
In determining whether the Industry
Is practicable In this state. In the ex
periments made In former years, the
lock of these details rendered It diffi
cult to estimate correctly 0e resulls.
At the close of the present year, after
th tests have been made of th saccha
rin contents at iwvams, exceueni
knowledge of what can be accom
plished In this line will have been
obtained. Professor Shaw believes tne
adaptability of the soil and climate
will be fully demonstrated. Secretary
Cooper, or the association, nas al
ready received several applications ror
seed, The persons wishing to make
tlie attempt live In different locali
ties, which will give an opoprtunlty
to determine the relative qualities of
the various soils.
Prof. Al. Firth was the first one to
write and alng a song on Corbett and
And the lights went out last nlglit.
Walt ' tor tha "Huaaby," the bast
bicycle on earth for the least money.
$40 and $50. F. L. Parker, acent.
THE WATERS STILL
. ARE OHIIE RISE
Lower Mississippi Situation Xot Ytt
Ikvood Diimjcr, .More Lives Lost.
l.'PPr.K KIVKKS ARE I'ALLINO
Sttrtt.rv ol War H fttcs lUked to f srainb
'.'Mid Tent to Accommodate Untitle
fcple fkloa Vichsbarg.
Mempha, March 22. The river con
tinue to fall slowly at Memphis, the
Kugf , tonight registering a fraction
under 37 feet, a fall of about an Inch
In 41 hours, but the decline of thr
trrt,mt vnliim, nt u-alnp Bt thl. Ikofnf !
Is due to the breaks In the levee at
C'arruthersvllle, Mo., and at San Soucl.
Ark. The railroad situation shows a
Two negroes are reported to have
been drowned today at Horn Lake, a
few mllea south of this city. The fact
that the rise continues at Cairo, and
other point not affected by Carruth-I
vllle break, la not Indicative that the
beginning of the end of the flood Is at
At Cairo. Arkansas City, Greenville
and Vlekuburg there haa been a steady
rise since (Saturday morning, and at
all these points the river Is far above
the danger line.
At points below Vlckaburg tlie rise
continues slowly and steadily. The out
look both as to the condition of the
country and the refugees remains the
same. Life boats bring dally thHr
loads of destitute people to be housed.
cared for and fed by Memphis people
witti whatever assistance may come
from those outside the city. Besides
the people that must be cared for.
thetaJath atoefc. too which has been
saved from starvation. It "has been
found necessary to telegraph to the
secretary of war asking for enough
tents to accommodate 2.000 people. If
Secretary Alger accertes to this request
the situation will be greatly 'elleved.
The faot that there is ao much crowd
ing !n tliose places where lodging Is
provided Is thought to be somewhat
menacing to the public health. .
THE UPPER RIVER.
Sioux City, March 22. All danger
from high water Is past for tlie pres
ent. The rivers are clear of Ice and
going down. There are Ice gorges up
the Missouri river, but none nearer
than Vermillion. All railroads resumed
business today out of Sioux City, ex
cept the Wllwaukee, whoso western
and northern lines are badly crippled,
owing to the loss of several bridges
and the washing out of several miles
of track. ,
IRELAND ON PRIZE FIGHTS.
Washington, March 22. The appeal
of the president of the W. C. 1. V.
to President McKlnley and tbe gorer
nors of states of the Union today ask
ing for their Intervention to prevent
klnetoscoplc reproductions of the Cor-bett-Fitsaimmons
light from being ex
hibited In the United States was com
mented on today as follows by Arch
bishop Ireland, of St. Paul, who is In
"Pugilism la barbarlam-anlmaliain. It
Is a disgrace to Christian civilisation.
No Christian nation should permit It
The exhibition of the klnetoscoplc re
production of the Carson fight would
minister to morbid curiouslty, low ap
petites, and tend to render prise fight
ing popular. I hope that the good
sense and moral Instincts of the Amer
ican people will not allow this con
templated exhibition to take place In
any part of tlie country."
Atwood, Kan., March 22.-rrhe prai
ries of western Kansas are covered
with gre.t drifts of snow, wlilch has
been falling since Sunday night. The
roads In many places are blocked, as
the snow was accompanied by a blgli
wind that drifted It badly. Railroad
cuts are filled with) Immense drifts and
trains are delayed to some ex ten f.
The snow will prove of graet value
to tlie farmers.
CORBETT S FUTURE ;PLAN3.
8an Francisco, March 22. Corbett
was early aft Fttxalmmons's hotel to
day looking for his conqueror, but the
latter was In no mood' to see Corbett
and evaded him by escaping ,from the
hotel by a aide door. Corbett says If
.he cannot fight Kltzslrrwiv'ns again he
will fight no one. lie would makx
nothing by beating Sharkey or llaher.
Oortiett says he haa been offered the
Tianagnment of a 1)1 athletic club In
New York at a fine salary, and that
he will probably accept the offer If
his theatrical plans do not mature
THE UKKDL.Y CYCLONE.
Arllngon, Oa. March 22. An awful
cyclone w-pt down upon this little
place today and accomplished a work
the horror of which Is only paralleled
In the famous Johnstown disaster.
The bodies of eight children have been
taken from the ruins 'rf the Arlington
Academy, and a dozen others will die.
Thlrty-flve children and two teachers
were buried In the wreck of the build
ing kind the work of removing the dead
and Injured is not yet completed.
The Arlington Academy, which was
a fine structure, lay directly In the
path of tne storm. It was knocked
In a great heap even before the danger
was realised. The death list so far
as known Is: Alice Putnam. Clyde Rob
erts, Ollle Paramore. Wfllle McMurrla,
Jennie Butler. Maude Johnson, Mary
Wellington. Kenneth Born ton. Two
teachers. Professors Covington and
Walker, have been removed from the
ruins terribly hurt, i Walker, It
thought, will die.
Nearly every home In the place lias
been blighted. Men and women stand
about wringing their hands and weep
ing. THE FIRST TRAIN.
Judge Burke, of Seattle, who Is con
road. In an Interview recently said
road, oln an Interview recently said
tbat trade by the . T-.aen Kal
sha lln of teamshlps !ner--slng
wonderfully. He said: "Captain Grif
fiths Informs me that the Japanese
company is delighted and surprised at
the showing. Our next steamer will
bring a tremendous cargo of tlie new
tea crop and our first tea train will
start across the continent Immediately
upon its delivery."
GOT IT IN THE BACK.
Oakland. March 22. Mr. and Mrs.
Ed Coats became involved In a quar
rel at their "home near Oakland this
afternoon. Mrs. Coats discharged a
shotgun loaded with fine shot Into "her
husband's reck and a second one In
his legs. Coats walked a mile and a
half after being shot and sent a
messenger for a physician. Mrs. Coats
has not yet been arrested.
San Francisco. March 22. Hops
New York. Marci 22. Hops Kasy.
London., .March 22. -Hops i3 15s.
Portland, March 22.-Wheat Valley.
79c; Walla Walla, 77 and 78c.
Liverpool. March 22. Wheat Sot.
quiet; demand, poor; JXo. ;2 red spring.
s 34d: No. 1 California. s SHd.
MAKER AND SHARKEY MATCHED.
March 23. A dispatch
from Brooklyn today
Lewis, president of the
York Athletic Club, an
a match between Maher
had been arranged. It
be brought off In May
It Is said a purse of
J10.000 will be
LUMBER GOES UP.
Ban Francisco. March 22. Lumber
men of this cltv are again trying to
organise a trust, with the hope of rais
ing the price of lumber from four to
six dollars a thousand. Dealers now
'claim that the actual cost of milling
lumber Is greater than the present
CHINESE GIRLS DEPORTED,
iftm Fnanclsoo; March 22". Special
agents of the treasury department to
day arrested sixty Chinese girls who
were Improperly landed at this port.
All the women who have no registra
tion papers will be deported.
New York March 22. Creedon
knocked out Charley Strong In the
SOL ABRAHAMS APPOINTED.
Roseburg. March 22. Hon. Sol Abra
ham, of Roseburg. was today appointed
trustee of the Oregon soldiers' home by
CARD OF THANKS.
I wish to extend the thanks of my
self and children to the neighbors and
many friends for the mi told kindnesses
during the late Illness and after the
death of my husband.
MRS. WM. BROWN,
OREGON GETS A
ttinrjer Hermann Appointed Commis
sioner of the General Land Office.
TARIFF BILL READ I.N FULL
The Debate Opcstd and roar Spttcbes .lada
is the floaM America rriflners is
Cabs are Dcisg Reliased.
Special to the jAstorlan. -
Washington, 'March 22. The presi
dent today sent fhe following nomina
tions to 'the senate:
State Joseph Lv Brtstow, of Kansas,
fourth assistant postmaster general.
Interior Blnger Hermann, of Ore
gon, commissioner of the general land
Treasury Ernest G. Tlmme, of Wis
consin, auditor for the 'stats and other
departments (fifth auditor).
Navy Commodore Joaeph Miller, te
Washington, March 22. The first day
of the tariff debate In the house
was rather tame, from both a spec
tacular and an oratorical standpoint.
The galleries were well filled all day
and the members on the floor list
ened conscientiously, but there waa
an absence both of the sharp cross
firing which keeps the nerves on edge
and that brilliant eloquence, which In
spires and holds the Imagination. The
opening of the debate was delayed
over two hours by the full reading of
the bill of 162 pages, and this, be
gin .with, had a somewhat depressing
influence- The republican leader In
sisted on this to avoid a possible re
appearance in the future, should the
consideration of , the bill not be com
pleted under the five-mlnnte rule, of
a claim that the bill bad not been
read in full to th house, a thing which
happened In the case of both the Mc
Klnley and the Wilson bills.
Only four speeches were made at
today's session. Dingley, chairman Of
the ways and means committee, open
ed in an "hour's speech for the majority
and Wheeler fired a broadside for the
opposition. The plana of th demo
crats had miscarried. Bailey, leader
of the opposition, had decided to close
the debate, and McMillan had been
seleotd to rply to Dingley, but at
the last moment It was learned that
McMillan had been unable to prepare
himself, owing to the Illness of his
wife. The task, therefore, devolved
upon Wheeler. The latter waa unpre
pared, but nevertheless took the floor
for an hour. ' Bell biased a path for
the populists. The only other speaker
at the day session waa Hopkins, mem
ber of the way and means committee.
Washington, March It. Another
American citisen, who t a been held
under arrest in Cuba, baa been re
leased. He Is FrlncI Casseauas, ar
rested at Sagua. on February 13. The
arrest was denounced by Consul Gen
eral Lee as a great outrage, whereup
on the state department began at once
to move In behalf of the man, with
the result that he was set at liberty
yesterday. The number of Americana
now under arrest In Cuba is reduced
to eight or ten, and these include the
Secretary Sherman believes that
within a few days all the remaining
prisoners will be released.
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strength and healthful nsa. Assure tba
food against alum and all forma of
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brands. ROYAL BAKING POWDE3
CO, NEW YORK.