Image provided by: University of Oregon Libraries; Eugene, OR
About The daily morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1883-1899 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 20, 1897)
V J ' r-
JM OT f ( " i
THE DAILY ASTORIAN It the
tt(f est an. best piptr
oh the Columbia River
THE ASTORIAN has the largest
circulation of aov ca"er
on the CotumblalRlver
ASTORIA, OltWiON, SA'ITKDAY MOKNING, MiVKMBKIl SW, 1JW7.
:;a.:iii. ; il'."; .
art. a SWfeL it
In Order to
Keep Mechanics Employed
We will Make a
Reduction of 15 per cent on all
For One Week Only
N. UWH, Manager.
J. T1USNC11AH.P, Assign.
liat tlir bett and rliri. 1 n i( fall tint I'ancU
GRIFFIN & REFD
Givinff 0 TURKEYS
Auil all other Goml Things requisite for
Proper observance of the Do.
Ross, Higgins & Company
GROCERS and BUTCHERS
CHOICE FRESH AND SALT MEATS
W. F. SCHEIBE,
A full Una at Plnea, Tobacco,
and Smukeri' Article!.
474 Commercial HI,
T. A. FASTABEND
HOU8K, HWIUGB AND VVHAHK BUILI1KH
UNION MEAT COMPANY
Shield Brand Hams, Bacon, Strictly Pure Lard
ALL KINDS OF CANNED MEATS
Guarantied (ha Beat In tha Market
CORNER FOURTH AND QLISAN STREETS - - PORTLAND, OREOON
Foard & Stokes
Fine Muale. (ItniM of All Klnda. Two
Good Order and Everybody's Rights
MOVING TOOLa HENTKI)
IS ON FIRE
Worst Since the Great Fire
HUNDREDS OF HOUSES BURN
Flames Fanned by Strong Wind.
Fought by Many Engines.
THE LOSS IS OVER 16.000.000
Historic Church o St Giles Bally
DamifeJ Much Confusion
! I. mdon. Nov. IX (r of tlio mori ill,
istrou fir. In London's history sine
! llio great lire 'f l'W. brokv out lit a
! large block nf bulldlnjr lying mat of
' AMtT-SAte utrwt, and between that ihor.
I ouxhfnm lUi-l Itl Cross treot, Just nf-
tnr 1 o'clock tliU afternoon. The flanva
Wore funned by a strong wind and fed
i by highly Inflammable t, k of Chrbit
I ma fin 'y goo.! and flimsy dress mi
I trrl.tl of all ileaorlptlon that filled e-vrry
! floor of th .x story building In llio oi
air.4. 1imphi!I) the oonll.ijrrrttoft
guln.il headway with urpriliig niMlily
f lllht -,( far lWl 111. kikhIIiIII.V
of U'lnir I'lK k.tl ly Ihn few rniria
! nhiili nrrf . iirly mi ih- ni.
' Tor f uir hourn nml a haf the fl.imra
' Iwd tlirlr own may njid It i only ftr
iii.ir.. itmn a limdr-d h.d work.
.-! an limir tht lli. Wu. f of Itn- flrr
' brlKftdn 5.IU out t!i hIkii.iI Um: tlif Are
wim uiiiU r contrid.
! At 11 o'clock lonlKlit llio flro Is UII
tho of grral rx,-l!.'ml'ii!. Fifty
iikIimi are !.-:nr iion rilrn: wnir-
ona arc hurrylnit iii, rnl tonn of w.tU-r
nro poiirliiir Into in flTy dctrln.
ThounA.nl of people nrv tnlK to pen.
ntrt iho conlon nmininlm-d ly a thou,
mid pollivtiirn, roli)forcHHnt for whom
wcro mnt up, tihvn u & o'clock tho In.
enin In tlio outl.rviik Cuptnln V-IU
to rmiko roiulsltlon for morv mulm-i
upon the outlnylii tntloni.
The rrni nuiit o.vupy ili. flro lrlR
(iil.i for vrral duy. i il:i!ly In vi-w
of tlio sraVK daiiKor of tlw coll.ipso of
tho tii'II of InilldlngH which' f.ill now
(ui.l Ajrnln. with a loud rep.irt. The Int.
-t mh-lcr nrp that m.irty u hundred
wnivhnui have Ivon dwtivyod, while
tlio lo.ni will pii.luMy c.-l n.ftSi.ft.'V
Tho hlHtorlr . liurch of St. fill.w lin Iwen
much dmmiKcd, Hie principal daniauo be
ing to tlw roof, tho old window, niul
tho lNiiillmal fountain and MlltonV
Ilanmi'l ftnx't wa the fcenv of tho
outbreak of the fire, which was duo to
a.n explosion In ooiwi.vllon with km
enulno on Ihe pronilw of Walter Tlrown
& Co., manllo iiiajiufaclui'n, ,il No. 30
on I hot thoroiifrhfaro. Their third fac
tory rrowiliil Willi Rlrls whu the
tin1 broke out, and It wa Instantly the
ncene of a Honii. panic, the operative
rtihlnir to tho roof of tho IhiIMiuk .i't
tlnmco pn.ln(f to other bulldliiK and so
offpctlnjr their eca, while the- flame
were pourlnp out of tho laemnt. In
le tlwui an hour Ihe fiiinie had envii
opel tho adjoining ImlldlnK mid ihenc
tney leaped nn-ro the street to .in cnor
mom paper warehoiMv which wa fully
ullilht In lex than Ion minuter. I'.y this
lime It wa evident lo the tlrcmcit that
they were fnco to face with ,i sreat ll!!
anter and n peneml ulami wa sent out,
then from all the fire station, even
tho.ie five milt from tho cere, engines
wero huVrted to the ptt aad the tiollcv
(fatherel In Rront force.
Tha omfuxlon In (ho street IncnMMl
n tho fire spread. Suddenly th. re was
an explosion of en meter", nr.idlns
like the report) of fired guns, followed
by A momentary hush. After that the
wild rushlnj here and llur wa r
sumed with Incroosed energy. Men risked
their Uvea In their effort to save book
A tli day wore on the Immense crowds
were tlll further enlarged until It waa
nlln ni'd thai linifiy lnifidre.1 of IM'iun.
find nt pp!i ui rourd'-d ihr big flr.
l,oii.ii, N,v. M.It l 'jIDHully r
wrled tlwit l.V) waroliiun.i bav iK-eri
cult-d A Ut-r Mtltiuii of tin- iimiif.'
Iikic 'ho nmount at niarly L',,nf'ft).
Neuiiy all tlw Jirliliii fin- Pwnniiw com.
puttie urn !iivflviy1 ruid flr: pnoir.'iriw
lixk wT pwtledlly tiniil'ihli on the
MUj.'k exol.iiiK yMiti-rday (n-enlnf after
III fir wti well utid.-r way. N'-nrly W
t"Jrihun wlri viv 1ti eut, Inttr
ruptltiK eininuinl'a.tlrm wlih many of
the biK irovtnilal 1'iwn.
Tim llri win tit" in of an mormon
ndra'iee In the i)rl. . of iw!rlh fealh'T.
willed roix: yi nr ei-ii'. last evening' (Krl-
day), tws f!.t!ir firm uViiw have l"t
New Vork. Nov. 13 A -ll-;..it-h to the
lleraJd frmn HavatiA y:
A Hitll of .mi'lTHbl.. linport.ini e
ha t .k':i plaee n-ir fl ianujay. The
(ul,iui iM .oniniaiiib'd by f(iplrlt.'u-l
and l'.-1r.i IH.-.i In l! flbt. Ttie Sin.
Iarib hid Vi kill'd and 1.0 wjun'l'-l.
Th firi !" w.i. at-i hmvy.
I'nlon, r.. Nov. 13. (H..-i;i u the
Atirlafi.) Kelay 1'orter. the akiyer of
tlio M liiio family, wa liamc-1 In thl
elty this morninr
COMMANDER or Tfir. RCAK IttLICr t-
rrnmov at cnictr.o.
Me Has No Tear Cot That the Titty Vi I
Itcarh tke la-Boa Vhilcr
ChliviKo, Nov. 1'a Lieutenant Kils worth
Price lleritilof, ,f the Vnit.d S:ite rev.
einio eulter wrvb-e, who will command
tho overland cxp. dltbm for the relu-f ot
the whaler Imprisoned In Hi- mountains
of lie in tha Arctic ixi, arnv-d in Chi-
.IKO lol tlislit. He had re.'Chcd tile
rdcr at Wa-ihliiirtoii to leave for the
eo.u-t only t hoiiri before ih train on
the IYnnsyh iuiI.i road Hleumrd Into the
union station with tho lieutenant on
Umnl. When the order c.imu IJetiten.,'nt
Ilerthlof wired Lieutenant Jarvts at New
I',ilforl, who will Iw one of the rell-'f
lir'.y. to meet him In C hicatfO, wh-n they
wero to leave for S-ttlo. The man
whoo bravery and knowledge the starv
Ins uliilers may have cause to thank
for cMxinir their llv s when they had
Riven up all hope, wns anxious to tv off
for Seattle, where llio revenue cutler
Hear awaits orders to ni't out. He has
no fears but that the party will reach
tho Icebound vessels In time to rescue
a lnrs share of the men who waited
Iiki lonjr in tho far north. Ho has never
made the trip Ix'foro yet he wa or" of
tho first men In the government service
o riort for duty whoa volunteers were
rtilled for. For 12 year he has done gal
lant duty nil aloiiR the coast from Maine
to the Gulf. Two month aso he was
summoned to shot duty at Washington.
Wednesday saw him nt the HfosavlnK
department at Tho capital city. Tomor
row he will leave for the Ta-jlrte coast
and on tho 23d of the present month he
expects to board 'the ship whli h will land
him and hi party on tho coast of Alaska.
Then he will hOKliv Ihe lone and perilous
Journey with dop and slodKn overland
to Point Harrow.
IJeiitoTOUit Uefthlof w-.is in excellent
spirits last night when ho Rave an antic.
Ipnlory account of tho expedition he ha
boeen nt lo command.
"I left WaohltiRton," ho said, "on
Wednesday nlpht. It was noon Tuesday
when tho order came for mo to prepare
for tho Journey and to ct out a soon
an osiltlo. Hon- I preiarej you can
ee," ho eontlnued, pointing to a small
parcel of noi-essarles. "I shall hurry out
to SiM.uk, where Captain Tuttlo and the
rovouue cutter Hear have teen onlered
to make remly to tuka tho rellof iurty
to the farthest -pol.it along tho Alaskan
coast she con possibly reach. We shall
probably Icavo th.it Kirt on the 23d. Ueu.
len.on V. H. Jarvla, who k now at New
Hixlford, ha also leo.ii ordered to rexrt
to SoMttle. Ho I experlK'Ml o far as
Arctlo explorations go. Kight times he
iioj. w niat region, reluming on
tho last trip only a month ago. It lo
possible that he will go no farther than
goattlc, but the prolxibllltie are that
(Continued on fourth page.)
The Staunch Ship Sttamcl Into the
TWO DAYS IN HIE STORM
r.irljr Vitditvliy Siuktcl Lightship. Vbkk
Vita la fort.
"And th tlfht wnt out." Th wre
thn flmt wonla iKkn 1J' Captain Oren
of the O. Ft. Ac N. tewmhlp Stat- of Cai
ifoniltt, which arrived In the harbor at
H o'eliH k yewter-lay morn Ins;, two day
lati from Han Kranciaoo.
Much uixlety ha been felt here. con.
cnilng th nafmy of Captain Oreen anfl
his rienj!er. The terrific hurricane
which ha lx-n In fone here for the paat
threw day, addcl to the fear of ill that
tho Sta'e would either ha.xe lo pat to
on a perilou trip or mt with dis
aster. Her arrival today Is not or.ly a
vindloaUon of Captain Grc-tn' aeamin
lilp, but of the siaunchnei of the Amer
ican bulll Ateainer in the O. R. N.
line. To an Astonan r-iwrtr yesterday
morning. In reiatlnif exrlence. Op
tain Oreen said:
"We left San Fr-incito Mon'lay mnrii
Ing on time, and the ei was a smooth
a Kl,i. WtJ hid said weatlur til the
way. until off Cap? Mendocino. There
we ntruek the gale or hurricane, and our
good ship il')yl alon throngn the
heavy ea until two o'clock Wednesday
morning, when we cam? abreast of Hisht.
ship No. T. II miles off the r.iouth of the
Columbia liver. I signalled the lightship,
ax.d shortly aft -rw irls he Mew three
whist Ira. at regular Interval of the fog.
hum prart!.."". About 3 o'slo It her1 Tights
w.iit out. save a slight glimmer on one
of them llko the .lickrini; of an ordinary
elect rlo laiiir wYc'i w. burning out.
Then all wa lark. The sea were run
i hig mount tin high, ani th? wind wo
a h'arnca le rtihtr thin a gal-.'. It was
all on could da u si iv on the bridge.
We tried our best to keep n-ir the light,
hip boMng :o sight her Again, niul I
hove io. under our malns iil, keeping our
h. :id io tho sea. and remaining as near
as iwssible to where I thought the light
ship should be. When daylight came,
theiv was no lightship In sight. We
cruised about all day Wednesday aivj
Thursday, hoping to get a sight of the
lightship again, a I believe tit tlw time
that she hod simply slipped her moorings
and stood out to a. The weather was
still something terrific and we had no
opportt'i Ity of coming Into port, ur.tll
o'clock this morning. We remained
all the lime within a few miles ot where
tho lightship wa. There Is but one of
mo thlrgs that could have happened to
tho lightship. Either from some unknown
cause Mie foundered In the heavy s-ns
ind went to tha bottom or else she got
away from us in the darkness and stood
out (o sea. I hopi the latter is the case.
"No. we did not suffer particularly. It
was rough, to be sure, but below decks
all nun comfortable and nug. Nearly
everyone' on board w;is slcK, nut non?
of the pas,igers were frightened, though
some wero unea-sy. One old lady said
that dhe was too sick lo get frightened,
and he did not believe the last day had
come. The ship did not roll very much,
as tho heavy wind kept her steady will!
her wose to the seas."
Lightship No. ST Is commanded by Cap-
tain, H;istorff, who ha a crew of about
H men. She was- built a short time ago In
Portland, by Wolff & Zwicker. Captain
Green was surprised thai Captain Ha.
torft' did not tiro a gun or rocket, had
ho b-.en In trouble, eo that assistance
nilgit have been romdered.
Tho bottom of the sea would have b en
die, resting place of the new lightship tmd
she not been equipped with steam pro.
Iiuring tho tremendous ga'e Wetlnes.
day morning she was sighted by th?
steamer State of California at 2 o'clock.
At 2:13 the big stevl cable on her mush,
room anchor snapped In two, and the
lightsljip was adrift In the storm headed
for the beach. Captain Hastorff imme
diately ordered his edgnal lights extin
guished, put up sailing lights ami In less
than twenty minutes bad the big engines
running and the propellor working. He
managed to get alout diiid put to sea.
This accounts for the Slate not being
able to find her again. No. C7 got as far
as Gray's harbor and turned back to the
Columbia river when the gale abated, ar
riving off the mouth of 'the river early
thU morning and started to steam Into
tha biirbor. Caftnin Kl'iuir'Uson, of the
I.'. H. ft. CVilumMiio atnrtK-1 down the
rlvtr early thl morning to put suppll" J
al.ard the Ugh:hlp, wh-n much to hi
surprise h m-t her between the whis
tling buoy and the M. H. buoy about 3
oYlwck. The current In the river wa ex- ,
tremeiy swirt and Ov lightship would Hi Messarje Will I'rgc the Acceptance
probably have liul a hard time getting
ir, r-.r. hd no, Ih. Columbln. .ur.
cck-'l In pa ilng her a cabin to tow her
In. At 12 M h tkd up to tlw buoy
depot at Tongue Point and Captain Has.
torff and his men Immediately went to
bed, as himself, mate anl chief engineer
had been on duty without siep since
Wednday morning. Captain IIatorff'
hrla are alt swoolen an. I puffe.l out
from expiure to salt water and wiathr.
The cutaln of the lightship reported j
that th r-rni gale or hurricane was j
one of the him vere he hnd ever seen
In ih'ito wa:er. The -xp rtem-e o.' No. j
ST In the last few: days have proved that j
she U a magnlflcvr.t n. boat and al.o
mai ugnonipa mini wnn steam power
are doubly effective. Had she been de-
pendent upon sails alone she never could
have weathered the storm.
A iet7 mushroom anchor and chain are
now on board the Columbine and will lie
transferred to the lightship today and
fhe will be placed bock in her station a
oon a possible.
Much credit is due Captain Richardson
for his prompt services1 in getting the
lightship Into port anil enabling her to
refit for duty at the earli-nt moment.
tat i i nee
rASSENGtRS AND CHEW RESCICD BY I
Vcivl Sprisg Aleak, which .Made It Keces-
sary ta Atteapt ts Ester ljpi
is the Gile.
Marhfie4d, Or., Nov. 19 The L'mpqua ;
lighthouse wagon arrived at Empire City j
aboLt J o'clock this afternoon, bringing j
Captain W. F. Daniels and th crew of
the wrecked steamer Truckee. who were I
rescued by the life-saving crew at four j
o'clock yesterday afternoon. j
Ctiptain Daniels reports that when out j
itliout twelve hours from Tillamook a i
leak w ua discovered, and when off Ump-1
qua river he became convinced that to
save the lives of his puseengers and crew j
he would have to attempt to take his I
. . . . .,,'
vessel over the Lmpo.ua bar. The wind
him. l .o..thw.t c..le the i
svu running mountains high. He could
not keep a stitch of canvas up and con
sequently his vessel was thrown
the north spit. The Truckee has foroal ;
her way over the spit and now lies in. i
side. Site Will be a ut-il los. but Cap. '
tain Daniels thinks that her machinery j
may be saved. There were eight pas-'
sengers aboard one gentleman, two la. i
dies, and five children under live years j
of age. j
A GOOD SHIP. !
Washington. Nov. 19 Commodore Duey,
president of the naval trial board, has
returned to Washington from the 9ea
trkil trip of the Iow-a. which he declares ;
to be the host ship of her class In the
Royal Saves Doubly
Do not be deluded by the deceptive claim
of economy for the cheap baking powders.
Instead of saving, their use results in a waste
fulness of the most serious kind.
First, there is the loss of an occasional
baking. Flour, butter and eggs cost too
much to risk spoiling them with an inferior
baking powder. Royal's work is uniformly
perfect, and materials are never wasted
where it is used.
In the second place, the adulterants
which are used to cheapen the cost of the
low-priced baking powders have a most
harmful effect upon the health.
No prudent person will risk an at
tack of indigestion to save a few
cents on baking powder. Royal
Baking Powder is absolutely pure
and wholesome, and actually adds
anti-dyspeptic qualities to the
Thus the use of the Royal is
aovu. sakimo sowoca CO., sew TOM.
f P3'0 8 T""18'
POLICY OF PEACE ADVISED
fie Vtists No More War Scares or Cub
Seisatitss u Interfere With
N-,nr York, Nov. W.-The World this
morning make the following- statement:
j Th! WorU, , M Uf My on
that PresloVTit McKlnley
will tacitly approve the pro.
( ffPnmm9 of utOT)omy or homfl rule for
Cuba which Spain now promises. Bee.
o.iil, tltat the preskltnt will express the
hope that the Cuban J will not prolong
the war for complete Independence, but
will accept Instead a form of autonomy.
Third, that if toe Cuban do not need
his advice, Spain will be given more time
without interference from the United
States. Fourth, the president says that
he ardently denires peace, both at horns
and ahrotul "War earea" and belliger
ency resolutions disturb bubsttvst. re.
jtard prosperity and do no good. A new
j everything depends on "good times.' A
j season of peace from "Cuban sensations"
I therefore now almost ceroaln. Fifth,
j Spain has been Informed of McKlnley's
hope nd plana and as the Brat evi
dence of her own fond intentions and
good wiH she pardoned ami released yes
terday the American crew of the filibus
tering schooner Competitor, caught under
arms off the coast of Cuba April 15. IStt.
j HAVE YOU TRIED ELECTRICITY T
There is probably nothing as disgust
ing a a sickly specimen of humanity.
By this wea mean those people who suf
fer from diseases which e&sfly yield to
electrical treatment. They are miserable
themselves and make others miserable.
I Because some dostora Inform you that
your case is hopeless It does not make
It so. ,
Dr. Darrtn makes a speciality of all
diseases of Irhe eye, ear, nose, throat,
catarrh, de-afness, bronchitis, la grippe.
: consumption, dyspepsia, constipation.
heart, liver and kidney trouble.
Most cases can be treated at home
after one visit to the doctor's office. Ail
business relations with Dr. Darrln are
" ' OT
circulars and question blanks free. Office
i hours from 9 a. m. till 8 p. m.
! Office at 491 Bond street, until Decern.
NEW WAY TO COLLECT WAGES.
Butte, Mont., Nov. 19 A report come
from Mammoth, that the nv-:m employed
by the Mammoth Mining company, who
had not been paid for some time, cap-
tun?j rh;nll, gohuable. of Elisabeth. N.
j president of the company, who wras
there inspecting the property, and held
... i oaijn fr two davs.
and threatened to hold him until be
signed a check for their wagea. He es
caped during1 the night, but ws over.
taken by the miners. He then acceded
i to their demands and wrote a check on
the Koun1re nk of NewYork for several
thousand dolters, after which he left for