Save time I'xreiiNO Howi and worry "ili An "Ar - In Tm Amiikun'i "Want Column." The Daily Astoria n bs""" Ha a Raouua and PisnusswT f'n'y ClfCPltlOB... Much mrn than tmmb Tints a LAftttl A THAT Or ANY OTMSR PAPIi IN ASTORIA. ICXCUUS1VIC TELEGRAPHIC PRESS REPORT. VOL XLVl. ASTORIA. OKKOOX: Tl'KSDAY MORNIXO, MARCH 2H, 1897. NO. 64 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 BECAUSE r 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. SELF STARTING HERCULES 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. Ross, Hlggins GROCERS and 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 Promptly Furnished Astoria Asphalt & Roofing Co. 3 All Work Roof Palnting aod Repairing L.ky Roof J. A. PASTABBND General Contractor House, Bridge and Wharf Bnllder-House Moving Tools for Rent ENGINES 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. & Company BUTCHERS B00m ComPany 216 and 217 Chamber of Commerce Portland. Oregon Leav. orders at troat Guaranteed N. JENSEN and R. 0. HANSEN MARINE GASOLINE THE MORAL SIDE (IF TIIEJUESTION 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- I I 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 1 1 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? ,,.,.,.,-,.. , Kalem. 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 li.un. N'Alt'"IHHA W. KINNKV, Pre.. Blate W. C. T. t.'. TIIK WAHRKNTON AUX. Astoria, March 21. Editor Astor- I"" -"In Ihe matter tt the saloon at r Warronton, our temperance people have he.-n beaten. Tlie aaloon haa commenced otierallona, and a new era haa been eniabllnhcd for a lonKer or ahorter period. 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 of society. 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. MINISTERS' IIRSOU'TIONS. 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 FitxsJmmons. 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 decided Improvement 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 hand. , 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 Washington: " "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." SNOW IN KANSAS. 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 'linVkly, 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. THE MARKETS. San Francisco. March 22. Hops and 11c. 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. New York. March 23. A dispatch was received from Warren 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 the stake. Qiater New nounclng that and Sharkey will probably in Brooklyn. 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 prices. 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. CREEDON WINS. New York March 22. Creedon knocked out Charley Strong In the fourth round. SOL ABRAHAMS APPOINTED. Roseburg. March 22. Hon. Sol Abra ham, of Roseburg. was today appointed trustee of the Oregon soldiers' home by Governor Lord. 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 LARGE OFFICE 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: r State Joseph Lv Brtstow, of Kansas, fourth assistant postmaster general. Interior Blnger Hermann, of Ore gon, commissioner of the general land office. Treasury Ernest G. Tlmme, of Wis consin, auditor for the 'stats and other departments (fifth auditor). Navy Commodore Joaeph Miller, te be rearadmiral. TARIFF DEBATE. 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. PRISONERS RELEASED. 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 Competitor prisoner. Secretary Sherman believes that within a few days all the remaining prisoners will be released. Jil f H Pr : l t ViTtuJLSlB Absolutory Pure Celebrated' for its great leavening strength and healthful nsa. Assure tba food against alum and all forma of adulteration oomnvaa to itbe cbaas) brands. ROYAL BAKING POWDE3 CO, NEW YORK.