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THE ASTOHIAN tin the larfiat
clrcplitlon of any piper
on the Columbia River
' TH DAILY ASTOR:AN Is the
tlgffest mi test fsjcr
on ttie Columtla Mvcr
FULL ASSOCIATED PRESS REPORT.
ASTORIA, OHKGO.Y, THURSDAY MOKNINO, N0VKMJ5EU . K!l.
ROUGH SHOES FOR
omtlmv rtlw.&lry tt fuvol (tma. lhr
fttt4 .tBI Bowl, M.r on-, tout llrang
ami hard lo wear out. Ai Mr th boy, O,
w .ympMhli. with you all the year
through, fur th boy. r a great lai
on hvui, tinart and poeketnonk. but rUtlit
bar our sympathy takr a practical (urn.
It a v. you our apwial aboes for boy.T
Petersen & Brown.
BAH AND BILLIARD IJOOM
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ASTORIA AND COLUMBIA
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in rkiuml poluu,
Ailorla.Kra.lil. ainl New
A.uirli, 'mii(pr train.,
VlnW ITIlU.B .nil KUvrl
All train, liwvln Aatorla golnf to
Id and rrtumin from Bwald. run on
6. A P. A-
FOE LADIES, GENTS, MISSES,
YOUTHS AND CBILDBEN
Reliable Goods; Lowest Prices
C- H. COOPER,,
THE LEADING HOUSE OF ASTORIA
... IN ASTORIA ...
Our Hpcllty: HTOVKH AND RANOBH
W know tho liviintm Twenty yearn experience. you wast a
GOOD Stove, eve tlio atock at the
Eclipse Hardware Co.
iii'ffyiinitini' ft ;
rwnri "n 'n!
"We Buy and Sell Everything"
Specialties Just Arrived...
CITY BOOK STORE
GRIFFIN & REED
England and Russia Are About
to Fly at Each Other
RUSSIANS SEIZE A TOWN
As a Result the British Wirsblps
st Wel-Hal-WelAre Cleared
ACTIVITY AT PORT ARTHUR
Russian Visscls Are Asumblliif at
That Place -Great Straleilc Point
Involved In Difficulty.
WEI-IIAI.WEI. Nov. t All th Dnt i-h
ar.hla here, tho flrat-ilana battKahlp
CVnturlun. (trat-claai crulr Narclnaua.
awunl-'lii ituII Il.rfTiilon., iorvJo
bout dtryi-r WhI'.inu, torielo-tj(at
dtruyrr Kama, turyeil-Wait leatryr
Untidy, and tho flrwt-rliiaa Runboat
co k. have clwirej fur action and aj.
reudy for .mi t an hour' a notlc. Tho
nrnt-i lam lullli-hly Vlcturtoua and th
(lnt-tla crulwr I'ndautiltd, at Che-Fo,
aro cwillnic t their full rapacity.
Tho r?atft a rrcy la maintained
to tho mrnnlnff of thme wurllka prfru
tluiia. but I hero la do doubt Important
iDairucliun axe cxiwetrd at any moment.
A .ironic Ruaalun fleet la aaaemblrd at
8ITVATIOX Id GUAVE.
LO.NIiON. Nov. t-Tho d.apatrn rrorn
Wfl-IIui-Wvl. annouticnir wur preiiura
tlona. offlrlubi ber announce &a grave,
coupltHl with tho Annlo-Krench war pro
imnttlona. It la aurmlsrd that Ruiutd,
prulltliiK by the prra. nt itrulncd rfUUona
Ulwoni Urcul Iirltuln and Knuice, haa
dcN'liloil to forwurd hrr a'm In tho far
east by seisin tho valuable trvaty port ;
of Mu louunir. anun ureal unuuo .
iviniiot jH rmii. it i wia.
A dlHputeh from London to the Associ
ated 1'rwn October SK said a cable mea
mure hud oven rw e-.ved there from Huang
ho! as tMja:
A Kujwlan regiment occupied tbe town
or Mu t Huang tproxmre 01 i.o iongi. , aff.rs wouM )h, etl,M durln)? lhe month
a i.J the forts at the mouth of the river of NnvemlK.r whon inventories of the
l.laou. i.KU4r li. thus ..-curing compl.te ul(Tor,.nt departments would be completed
H.Meston of Nlu thuan. The native BnJ anj pa, ke5. to be sent to Spain,
troop, tl.d without making any opposl- A( (he of ,ne 8panh a wt,r
tion, un Ur onlers from the empress dow- haJ bw.n auiir,t.j t0 Grneral Wood at
aer und 1.1 Hung Chang. A llrltUh gun-' SnntlaKO by ,ho Amertenns requesting
bit Wiia m the nver at the time. Thi ,hat he affor(1 eVirry facility for the rc
nonrwilstan.e Is n-gardiM as virtual , moval of tno bodies of Generals Para del
abandonment of Mam-hurla to Russia. , Ray nJ ganto-iidca, the committee to
and gives Hussla an Invaluable Ktniteglc . rem)ye whk n wln ieave Havana snort:y.
K.lnt. Great Britain ' certain to lo.e the A formal nota haa paused giving Dr.
Nlu I'huuw trade, of which it has about jn8 p.rml!l.slon to vl!tU the military hos-
W per cent." j pitnl. Admiral Sampson has decided not
j to leive Havana during the work of the
PREPARATIONS FOR WAR commission. The work of cataloguing
GO STEADDlLf . ORWARD. , military property Is proceeding rapidly.
; It Is expected that It will be finished Frl-
Itrltlfh Guurdmen Will Bo Mbllxcd for day. The construction of the pier at
Active Servloe-V-rhlP. Being j
Suppilrtl with Munitions. I
LONDON, Nov. 1. 1 ne tact mat coast ,
guanli'iinn tliroviK'"lt the l. nlteU King-1
Join have been warned to bo in readiness
.... J .11 . . t l..n 1 r..:l.,lilil dltrm
caul sign. M.my of them have already
RENOWN IN READINESS.
llAt.ll.A- Nov. r. -The British battle-!
ship Renown is In full lighting trim, and have Just Issued a circular to stockhold
tonlKht tested her .earchllght. The Ue- : era giving reasons for the purchase of
nown has taken aboard largo quantities the San Francisco & San Joaquin Valley
of ammunition and naval stores.
SYDNEY. Capo Breton, Nov. I Tho
Brltivh warships Cordelia and Pclkan
arrived today from Halifax. The visit
1 regarded as extraordinary, us both
were supposed io leave tor home to go
out of commission. The ships have sub-
uiarliie mines and heavy guns aboard,
and It Is reported they will mine the en
trance to Sydney and St. Johns harbors.
SUNKEN SPANISH SQUADRON
MAY NEVER BE RAISED.
Wrecking Company Receives Orders
Abandon the Work-Big Swedish
Company May Be Employed,
NEW YORK, Nov. t-A dispatch
the Tribune from Washington says:
The navy department has practically
decided to abandon wrecking operations
under existing contracts on the cruiser
Cristobal Colon, Vixeayu and Almlrante
Oqiilmlo, near Santiago, which have
becomo enormously expensive to the
government and to approve the recom-1
menOatUms, In part at least, of Naval ;
Constructor Hobson and other officers j
who havo been superintending the work
Ol rescuiHH iiiceu to.,o. . ,
Tho department has reaenea tne con
elusion that tho Vlwnyn, and Almlranto
Ouiiendo will probably never bo rescued
und tho Cristobal Colon, If saved at all
Will not OO OruuglU to tlio uuuru oi-i
by tho Merritt und Chapman Wrecking
Company of New York, which haa been
working on this vessel under special j
contract Involving tho payment of. JSJJ.23
a day since July 2. without visibly im
proving tho chances of that vessel's
The same company, since July 6, when
It executed tlio first contract for tho
prosecution of wrecking operations on
the ships of Corvera's squadron, has been
roeelvlnsf a somvrato payment of $S0O a
.i i.u .. 1 tli.it ill. Til.
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clde what additional compensation, not
exceeding JiuO.OUO, shall be paid to the
wrecking company on her account.
- The hoard of construction, to whom the
matt" a r.f rr.d for conalderation by
Bwratary Long ttirr t had virtually
d-ld''d that th. prcatne rrangmnti
wr. becoming lntolirbl, umd h
reaponalblllt of rfoomm.ndlng that th.
control for the aalvag of th foion bo
nnulld on Novombor 10, and tha.t nw
proiiowili for righting and raining th.
veaael bo publicly aouifht by th navy de
partment under reatrlttlon whlin would
Involvo th. ajov.rnment In no additional
xpenao, unleat th. attempt wa alto
Tho department wfll aend a catilo dl
natrh lo Captain Ch'.ter, aenlor naval
officer on tho aouth coaat of Cub, If th
recommendation, of the board r ap
proved, u they will bo without doubt,
diroctlnir htm t concentrat th wreck
ing wor for th. present altogether on
th Relna Merc.de. which I aubmerged
In atlll water and capable of ready ra la
in X, and that no further attention for
the preaent 4 paid to the Oquendo and
Vlxcaya. Cheater will. In all probability,
be directed at one to deatroy the col
lier Merrlmae, atlllzlng for thla porpon
the naval veaeela under hla command
and their eiploalvei, thla plan being cal
culated to relieve th government of
addltioil expenae, while at the tame
time giving naval aeamep d'.lrebl.
practice la counterminlnff grid the re
moval or channel obstruction. "
Naval official hav not txpreaaed any
particular dlaaatlafactlon with th work
ot th Merrttt and Chapman Wrecking
Company, whkh baa received fl.ftO a
day for more than three month at San
tiago, out the expert are thoroughly
agreed that llttl more can be accom
plUhed beyond the rala'n of tt Mer.
cedea with the preaent plant at Santiago,
and they txtv decided that further ex
penae In other direction l unwarranted.
Thla decnalon baa been Influenced t
ome extent by the arrival In Waahlng
ton of the representative of the great
Swedlnh wrecking corporation which sue-ie-.lfd
In renculng the Iirltlnh battle
ship Howe from a condition compara
ttv with that of the Colon, and which
point to a record of over MO ships which
It he extricated from more or leas ser
ious positions, nearly all of them being
submerged at considerable depth. This
company, It seems. Is not only confident
of Its ability to bring the Crlntotjal
Colon and the other Spanish vessels to
the Cnlted Btate. but Is ready to guar
antee the delivery of the Maine In the
b'.g dry dock at the New York navy
The 8wedlli m-reckers propose to take
all rlxks of failure without expense to
the government, and to rely, if they uc
reed, for compensation wholly on arbitra
tion. SPAIN CLOSING VP
BUSINESS AT HAVANA."
Inventories of the Different Departments
Will Be Completed During Present
Month Sampson Will Remain.
NEW TORK- NflV tA d:,patcrl to the
irajj frora Havana says:
Th gnan;n authorities are nrenared
' to clone all matters of the administration
' lusuft. A decree has -been biued by the
! mlnlter of finance stating that October
, 31 was the last day for the Inauguration
of her new bunines and that all current
Marlanao na neen temporarily suspena-
ed owing to rough weather.
PURCHASE OF THE S.VN
JOAQUIN VALLEY ROAD.
Directors of the Atchison, Topeka &
Santa Fe Road Have Determined
Upon Its Purchase.
CHICAGO. Nov. 1 The directors of the
Atchison Topeka & Sinta Fe railroad
j The directors say:
1 The roud In Its unfinished condition.
with no connection south of Bakersfleld,
and without access of Ban Francisco, ex
cept by the use of boats from Stockton,
haa earned more than Its operating ex
penses and taxes. Its earnlnirs will be
largely Increased when completed to San
Francisco and In receipt of the through
business of the Atehlson system to and
from that city and other points In north
If It shall be found necessary to con
struct a connecting link between Bakers-
! field and some point of Intersection with
the Santa Fe system of California, means
therefor con be provided either by using
general mortgage bonds reserved for ex
pansion purposes, or by an Issue of bonds
upon the new lines. It la the expec-
' tatlon of your directors however, that
such construction will not be required, as
trackage rights over the existing line be
tween Bakersfleld and Mojave, 6S miles,
can nrobably bo obtained.
TO PENSION EX-CONFEDERATES.
DALLAS. Tex.. Nov. 2. A state election
was held yesterday for the purpose of
voting on a constitutional amendment to
nenslon all indigent ex-Confederato sol-
' ,11...,. nl.x ..nmik tA BitlOA 1.V& Ot 1
per month. A very light vote was cast
! both In cities and country. Absolutely
! no Interest was taken In the election. At
S:3D tnis morning returns snuw a-i
tho amendment and 16,118 against it
It Is believed tho amendment will carry,
hut It will require a two-thlrda vote.
MRS. SANGER DEAD.
NEW YORK. Nov. 2.-Mrs. Fasnle
Sanger, wife of Alexander Sanger, the
millionaire drygoods merchant of Dallas,
Texas, died at the Hotel Savoy early
Tuesday morning from pneumonia.
Mrs. Sanger was 45 years old and had
just returned from Europe, where she
SOUKIll uuuuu "I
L. . U ... U n.
tlio dincrent resorts.
'She has one son. 18 years old, who at
tends school in this city, and lives at
the Hotel Savoy. Tho elder Sanger Is
well known throughout the western part
Texas, where he Is prominent In bust-
ness and social circle.
Negotiations Between Peace
Commissioners Soon to
Be Broken Off.
FRIDAY IS THE DATE SET
Dispute Over Philippines Bros
Aboot This Serious Mis
THE POWERS ARE INVOLVED
SaMTUit Fussla Will Intimate Tbat
nnAfreemeet Most Be FeacheJ Be
fore tbe Islands Are Aniexe J.
PARIS. Nov. i-It 1 stated here that
the negotiation between tbe Spanish and
Amort can peace commissioners will be
broken off In a few days, probably on
Frldav. Tbe 8panlh representatives are
said to have refused the proposal or the
American commissioners regarding the
Philippines. Nothing official has yet
been made known.
RUSSIA IS INVOLVED.
LONDON. Nov. t-The Berlin corre
spondent of the Standard says:
Russia and another power are, credited
with the Intention of Intimating to the
government at Washington that the an
nexaion of the Philippine must be pro
ceeded by a common agreement on future
action In certain circumstances.
In pursuance to oral agreements reach
ed at the last joint session of the evacu
ation commission, the Amerkfen com
missioners have sent to the Spaniards
a note, naming January t next a the
day upon which Spanish evacuation must
i be formally accomplished.
SPANISH ARE IRRATIONAL.
LONDON. Nov. t-The Paris corre-
spondent of the Morning Post says:
The expected rupture of the peace ne-
gotlatlons between the United State and
Spain will be officially announced Friday.
The feeling here Is that the attitude of
the Spaniards Is Irrational, In view of
the financiul proposals of the United
.rLn";'? V1T C.rre"
. v j
The Austrian cabinet considers an En
glish protectorate over ..e Philippines 1
the only prooer solution of the question.
TO BUILD ELECTRIC
RAILWAYS IN JAPAN.
Chicago and Eastern Caplta.ists Have !
Formed a Company for That Pur
pose. With Capital of iIO.OliO.OOO.
CHICAGO. Nov. 2. The Record says:
Trolley cars will soon whia and clang
through the streets of Toklo, Yokohama,
Osaka and other large cities of Japan If
the plans now being formed In Chicago
are carried out. A company of Chicago
...ipn, .vinitiiiist. la heln formed
which is to have a cap.tal of not less speaker of the night, and uvoughout the
than U0.W0.W0 for the purpose of bu.lding , speech was greeted with applause,
electric railways throughout the Island The entrance of Richard Crocker while
In all the principal towns. i Hill was speaking was the occasion ot
The financial backers of the enterprise j one of the heartiest demonstrat.ons ot
are not as yet revealed, but it Is asserted the evening.
that they will be well known banking I The reading of a letter from former
firms, amply able to carry out any ton- : President Grover vleveland congratulate
cessions they may get from the govern- ing the Business Men's Association for
ment striving to prevent maladmlnlstratloa
The' Drexels and Stephen B. Elklns. j and extravagance of the republican
of New York, are mentioned In connec- part"" was followed oy deafening ac
tion with the enterprise, and It Is plause.
claimed by those on the Inside that a (
lange share of the money will come from
Negotiations are now going on for the ,
obtaining of a charter that will enable
the work to go on at once, in thla con
nection the name of W. D. Eastlake.
who has an office In the Monadnock
building, has been mentioned. Mr. East
"I will say that I have been appointed
by certain parties, representative cap
italists, with a view to establishing such
a company. But nothing uas yet been
"Japan has been my home for a num
ber of vears. July 1 ot next year the
whole kingdom Is to be opened without
restrictions to foreigner Heretofore
there has been little or no opportunity
for Americans or Europeans to transact
business successfully with the Interior
regions. Travel has been possible only
on passports of limited duration, and if
a merchant wanted to Duy goous pro
duced away from the coast he has had
to obtain them through two or three,
or sometimes through half a dozen, mid
dlemen. This will all be done away with
under the new policy.
"Naturally one of the first needs of the
enlarged travel that will result will bo
cheap transportation. To supply this will
be the object of the new company. At
present everything depends upon obtain
ing a charter from tho royal govern
ment, and there are no positive assur
ances that the charter will be granted,"
Rumors are alloat that the Slemans
and Halskel Electric Company of Amer
ica was In the combination. Treasurer
Block of the company said that he could
not discuss the matter.
TO PARALLEL CANADIAN TACIFIC.
CHICAGO, Nov. 2. The Tribune says:
The Great Northern, It Is reported, in
tends to make application to tho next
session of the Canadian parliament for
a franchise to extend we Spokane Fall
and Northern through southern British
The fram-hl desired by th Great
Northern I believed to be fr a mare
ambitlou enterprise than ha yet been
revealed. The real ofcjoot I reported te
be a paralleling of the Canadian PadAa
Crow's Ksst Una through souther
British Columbia In addition to th K.U
tie River road.
AN HONEST ITALIAN
Pick np Package on Cedar I'.reet, New"
York, Containing In Securities 13.00
and Return It to the Owners.
NEW YORK, Nov. t-When a swarthy,
solemn-eyed Italian stepped Into th
banking house of Carson, Leach dc Col,
33 Nassau tret, threw package on a
counter with a "That' for you." ami
then started to walk out, there was a
chorus ot clerks calling him to com
An hour before a messenger from an
other financial institution started ont t
deliver packages of more or less value.
He knew he had one addressed simply
Carson, Leach Co., without the firm'
street or number, and he was not aware
that th envelope contained securities
When he stepped into Carson, Leach
ft Company place, the package In,
question, was missing. To make know
hi loss and stop payment on th govern
ment bonds In Washington and the suo
trtasury here was but me work of a few
momenta, 8UU, the securities were w
gotlable at any bank In the universe.
The envelope which the Italian had so
carelessly tossed over to the bank cle..
contained the missing securities. Ha
wa called back and taken Into SX
Leach' private office.
HI story wa very .Imple. He wa .
chestnut peddler and stood In Cedar
street. He plckep up the envelope from
under the feet of the throng that pasae4
by ols stand. He saw tbe nam ca It.
but as be could not read English, he
stopped a pedestrian and asked him what
th writing was. Tbe man told him n4
also gave him the location of the office.
He delivered the package. It wa only
a little way irora wnere me ww
He did not want any reward. The only
thing that wa puzzling Mr. Leach wa
what to do for the finder, but substan
tial recognition of his act will be de
manded. STOWAWAY BRIDES
ON THE TRANSPORT.
The Indiana Carries the Wive of Tw
Volunteer Officers and Is Ordered
Arrested at Honolulu.
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. t-The mail
steamer Doric and the transport Ohio,
. now on their way across the PParlflc,
carry orders from General Merrlam dl
reeling that the troopship Indiana be ar-
j rested at Honolulu and her commander.
Colonel Funston. ordered to land several
gtowaways. wives of volunteer officer
j ot ,ne army.
! xw0 0f these are said to be mentioned
I gpciflcally in the order, and both are
' brides of Kansas officers. They are Mr.
, j q Schlleman. wife of the chapIn.
an(i Ufa. F. E. Buchan, wife of Captain
Buchan. who sailed on the Senator la
! command of the Oregon recruits.
i The Ohio Is not expected to overtake
1 the Indiana, but the Doric may do o.
' in such a case he ladles may proceed oa,
i that vessel ,0 Hong Kong and from ther.
. . . . . ineir nuseasua.
1 The transoort Penn8ly-ania will Mil
carrying the Fifty-first low.
DAVID B. HILL CHEERED
BY NEW YORK DEMOCRATS.
Monster Massing of the Business Men'
Association Letter of Congratulation
From ex-President Cleveland.
NEW YORK, Nov. 2. Every seat la
Carnegie hall was filled tonight fccfors
the muss-meeting of the Business Mun'a
Association was called to order by Theo
dore W. Myers.
i tx-oenator Jjavia u.
Hill was the
SEVEN CALIFORNIANS LOST.
VICTORIA. B. C. Nov. t-Frank X.
Walker, of Atlln City, who came down by
the Farrallon, enroute to Chicago, brings
meagre news of a story current when he
left the north of the loss of a party of
seven Callfornlans, headed by A. F.
Englehardt, of Pasadena, from which lo
cality all seven hailed originally.
The casualty occurred In a swamp lying
between the new gold fields and the term
inus of steam navigation from Bennet
lake. As nearly as could be ascertained,
the party lost the trail and wandering in
to the quicksand forming the bed of
a dry creek, were engulfed. A searching
party was sent from Atlin city to Inves
tigate but nothing had 'been heard frois.
them when Walker left. The names are
lhe Royal Is the highest grade baking powder
Iumwb. Actiwl tests mow it goesoee
thlrd further the .oy other bread.
HOVAL MKIira POWM. OO., U VMM.