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4 0) i)c Dail 'J- " VOL. XXXLV. NO 7rt. ASTORTA, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, APRILS. ISSN). PRICE FIVE CENTS KINNEY'S ASTORIA! LESS THAN ONE MILE FROM THE O. R. & N. DOCK, AND Beautifully Situated. Prices Low and Terms Reasonable. KEEN & COOK AGENTS. T. B. LOUttHERY, CONGRESSIONAL HEWS. Astoria Will Become a Free Postal Delivery City, RELIEF FOR SUPREME COURT. - IU'AI.1.11 IN - - Cigars, 'lUIIKH MMIK'i.r Tobaccos, : and : Cigarettes ! COWFECTEOKERY, ETC. m : kj'.st ricaxiis Aif.s:. ATOUIA. OKEGOX Oj ..mV Ikihii IJoiiland .Shoe Stole. A NO. 'I'lL'toiiiiiiMtooi tlx' i .i:m.' Min:ih:ilr U:i Kailioail. THh GliKAT- ssbVSuiiiiitKLoi.i u nn::soi;TiiwiT coast i.,7 at tn iii (iftliflUavtilirii y.iUi. :.ml miIv tv.i-he mile limn the hai. 1 lit' wmi-im -rtimly -ii nml ( mi i -i.ti Mi li.j !h ! l'..Hn :mtv. Now laid out Lob ..n :lii;uaik'! fioni -."X'. ,i:..l jm:u: i ot piilifitl.ir.nml full inri!!ii.'i'i u. iU on oi niMn- BD A, SEABORC, Special by The California Associated Press. Washisgtox, April L The sab committee of the house judiciary com mittee has been at -work for sometime on a measure that is proposed to re lieve the supreme court of the United States, of a large amount of work, with which it has beeu constantly overwhelmed. A large number of bills for this purpose have been in troduced and these have been con sidered and a rough draft of measures has been practically agreed upon. Both the house and the senate committee have gone over the sub ject to a considerable extent and it is thought that the bill reported by the house committee will meet with no opposition. The bill which is already roughly dratted, proposes to increase the circuit courts by the addition of one judge in each court The dis trict courts alone are to have original jurisdiction and appeals are to be made from the circuit to the su premo court in cases involving at least S10.000. involvinc legal questions, con stitutional or treaty questions, or legal questions of sufficient importance to require final decision by the supreme court, and in patent and copyright cases in equity. This is in addition to the usual constitution and admiralty questions, in which the supremo court of the United States now has original jurisdiction. SFHKJ) SAEZs- Saddles and Harness A LAEGE STOCK TO SELECT FROM. GOODS AT SAN 3TSA3STCISCO PRICES. old St Ml. W' 1 M.iJ.c :i je.il of, ASTORIA. iMilv.iik :.i ri xm.mlci' ai2-tAtioii. At tin .iV 0!:i Stuel, Xiar "Wilson & Fisher:.. OREGON. E?iVKB3SE&'MMtfelFii&'a Ka2a5 .Hv.ibcmBr.&arf7?vCTjOH:i iinn-. WBMttMyHBkWaM It Wfj -t Tilt ii srcSU fe- n wjM&&&xr ; ' BliEBifiF' E- tllC t i n !... l:nn I r.nfnn v i nnnTtlriTi i&llJMiO. ?m d MlJGIuuil. CIV!' ENGlNEERb. Sui'vcvor.s iuu Architects. Orru-i:, Rohm i, Ki..vvi:i.'s 15i.i S3COND STREET (). iiuxsi.: ArvroniA.OK. A WIDE WATERY WASTE. Graphic Pen Picture or Rcsion. the Flooded THE UNION PACIFIC Offers to Establish Terminal Ii pyeinents in Seattle. JtR. J.12IES V. irEMl SUICIDES. Specl.il toTHEAsToniAX.l Memphis, April 1. The govern ment steamer Titian is at work in the relief of the devasted districts. down the Mississippi The actual suffering, want and distress, which i Special by California associxted Pkess. confronts hapless water bound natives ' Amuquerque. X. M., April 1. is appalling. The havoc of the fari- The weather .has been very cold, with ous waters is almost complete devas-' n cold uorlh wind bio wing all dav. The tation, annihilation and starvation ex- ... ,, - ... n:, nit pressed the situation. .election was for citj ofheers, rtonlt- The demand for assistance and for ing as follows, giving majerities: may succor is imperative, and every honr J or, Mike Gaudell, Democrat, 10; city it is withheld, adds intensely to the recoraCr, Hen rv Lockheart, Democrat, horrors which the brave people have i ',.,,. " -vv o ct. fnpo ,n,i nm liitmirclnvb.ittlin';'11; Ircasnrer, W. S. Stnckler, against The whole country is cov ered with water from eight to twenty feet deep, rushing relentlessly to the sea carrying away life and properly, whirling and crashing through the mad torrent. The steamer carried four barges. capable of holding 100 head of stocu NEWS FROM THE FLOODS, Considerable Democratic Gains In Several Elections, SERIOUS LABOR TROURLES.l Republican, -IS; Farr, Republican, 25; trustees. Joseph Atkinson and John A. Lee, Demecrats: Calvin "Whiting jtbem ai and O. V. Strong, Republicans. The , -n mnnv :: .. : p-.ftiwi . n. r I . """. bonds to put in a sewerage system, was carried by a vote or ten to one. The present administration is Republi- Astorla Will HTe Free Loiter Delirerj Spceia! to Tub vstoki an 1 "Waskeigto.v. April L The house committee on post offices and post roads has agreed to report favorably the bill to extend the free delivery sys tem to cities of 5,000 inhabitants, or in which the gross postage revenues is S10.000 per vear. It is said this will embrace about 290 more cities, and will increase the cost of postal delivery about SG5.000. and any amount oi bierage: no i i can with the exception of two coun iiais ior lemiuB li "" ""r cilnien. substantial skiffs on which to send out into the country relier stores. The boat also carried a supply of provis-1 Death or the Wonaiictt 3ian. ions, consisting of crackers, biscuits Special to Tiik asto::iax.j and corn beef. . . , San Fk.vxcisco, April 1. Philip All along down the Mississippi Bide lrtin, the saloonkeeper who was whero the levee could be seen by the stabbed esterdav, died to-dav. Mar aid of glasses, it was holding it own . tiu Chobnker was arrested" for the against a heavy pressure, with cri;nP an,i charged with murder, al- rrom a tool to o iuui. u: tlmr.jrii lie declares ins innocence. good broad seeded ground to spare, and here and there could be seen where the costly barrier had bean sloughed off. At Anderson's landing the levee is strong and can apparently withstand two feet more of water. Proposed Regulation for I.acer Beer. Special to Tin: A.sroniAX.l Washington, April 1. In the sen ate to-day, Stewart introduced a bill regulating the manufacture, sale and importation of lager beer. All beer containing anything except hops, malt and water, is designated as adul terated beer. The bill imposes a tax upon brewers and dealers of adulter ated lager beer, with heavy penalties for failure to take out n license. It is also provided that all packages con taining such beverage shall be branded, "adulterated," and that all adulterated beer shall pay the duty on lager beer. mo onir medicine- winch doPtroTf jra"" of Catarrh, Rheumatism, I'cmalo wompbuntt. Consumption (if not too fnr ?un Dystopin, Mnlnrial find nil Blood latla Diseases. It is a safo nml nnsitivo rare fcr LOSS of Manhood and (ion vrbcia. Is pleasant to driak. Givoita trial Priec. 75 canta and $1.25. PACIFIC SLOPE MEDICINE CO., Spokane rallf, Waeli. J. C Dement, Solo Agem. As'oria Jackson St. Improvement Notice. Sotick i hereby gibn that the coin iiHin council of the city or Astoria pio Tkisu to order the iniproeineiu r.f that Itortinn of ,TacK.oii s'kcI in the city of Astoria. Clato count, Oicgon. a laid tmt and recorded ly John 3IcClure, from the north sideol iiu'!noiue street to the -south .side of Water sit eel, so called, by grading and filling the same lo Us established grade .i:.d to the full width of thesMeei, and hv planning the same with ne and sound lir plank tiina inch- s n ihickne ;o :i width of thirty-four, lev I through ' the ntei Uwrcof, auji bini.ii sjdew.iKvs n b.T'Ihlsidcbt'M k ol. -wnd "unless a n niii)-tnc'.Miu.l hj th -owners of ti-tliird'r hie iopeity fronting n s.iid ptit hji f said sjjtMt. Iw tile i with the an.liti.r and police judge within ten dajs of the final puh'i cationof this notice, to-'Mt: on or -fore Tuesday. April '2 , Ismo. the opi nion otuinci will eld: aH ii.Jjiie'.e men; to he made. Uv order of the comur'ii euncil. 'Attest: T. S. .1 KWT.xr. Auditoi and Police. I inlsie. Asttain, or . Maieh JS, ifo. S.-AK-NOT& KKi-:-!ill-' WILLSON, Civil Engineer and Surveyor. DUArmmxc : axd : .maimmng I. (). Uov fj. t (:nee Willi .1. ii. in:uiscii,iievi w. u. . lelcgraiihOfllcc. TliirlStrM-l. Asloriu, Or. siii:ia. il'MIO- The Pioneer Machine Shop Kt.ACKSMmi l&Sm x4S?.4FK Tzz-jxm j if .-v j w Ck V r"m&&&mI Jr$ 8o.tar Shop 0B&gpr-' f ffl..so .iSi cr;is -C. 3 r? s &. -. J. B. Wyatt, DEALERS IN Hardware and Ship Chandlery, Pure Oil, Urhdit Varnish. Ihnacle OH, GIlon Canvas, Ileiup Sail Twine, 1-inl Oil. Wrouplit Iron Spike-, C:ilvani7ed Cut Nails. Agricullr.ral Iniplcnienls, Sewing Machines, I'uints, Oils, G-rooo-Llos, 33to. Mel 15 Founds. "Ilmvolicona preat sufferer from Torjilil I.icr and Dyspepsia. Every 1 JiiuR J ntc disagreed with me until I began taking lulls Pills To Prohibit Cklaeic Immigration. Sjeclat toTHK A.stouiajc.1 WAsmxaTox, April L At a meeting of the senate committee on the census to-day, the house bill providing for f urnishing certificates to Chinese resi dents on the 1st of June, 1890, by the enumerators of the census, with a view of prohibiting further immigra tion of Chinese to the United btates, was ammeuded. In its present shape the bill is wholly unacceptable to the Pacific coast delegation, as it leaves many loop holes for the fraudulent entry of Chinese. P. Webb committed suicide at his Chicago Plnratiers Want 3!orc Vny. J lodgings today by shooting himself Social toTiiKAsToniAX.l with a revolver. The cause was de- CrncAGo, April l.-Nearly 1,000 .spondeucy, due to poverty. lie was plumbers employed throughout the ; wi-Rle and -0 .years of ago. city went on a strike this morning for i increase Of wages. ;UnI.ia Pacific Propria? to Tnicr Sratllr. I Special to Tun ASToniAy.J .New Jerser ItrlcVmacoas on .-. Strllc ' Sn.VTTLE, April 1. Vice Special to Tiik Ast i::an. Er.izxBETir, N. T., April J. Fifteen hundred masons and bricklayers struck this morning for S3..")'.) per day , s:,onl nn.i ,,; i,n,,H . right Special by California associated Press Memphis, April, 1. At Greenville below hero is great destitution as well as at Laconia Circle, some distance this side. For several days, the negroes who live in the bend between Pleasant's and Mound's landings, have been camping on the level with what little stock and supplies they had saved from the water. All night, the bention ram came down upon and as tuey are instance, even withont tents to protect them, they must have .suffered greatly. They are appealing to every passenger boat for help, vjov- eminent boats are rendering all the assistance possible, but there are only two of them there, and they can't relieve all of the distress that exists What is needed is a relief boat to take people and what little they have succeeded in saving, to a place of safety. The loss sustnined by the people in Mississippi cannot be easily estimated. Steamboat men say it will be fully a week before the crevasse 4? miles below Memphis, can effect Talla hatchee or Yazoo rivers, and that planters will be able to save ther - stock with little trouble or exper.se. Satciilc m ban rr.-incic J having had timely warning, vics i ! i . i m .: l-sroKiAX.I iuurg and vicinity is full of stogk Sax Fjuxcisco, April 1. Dr. James i from the overflowed regions. J t Telezraph "Wires to Be Removed Special to Tiik astokia.J 1. The board of When arrested, damaging testimony, however, existed against him. THE STRIKE IX NEWT ENGLAND. The General Effect Is Bad For All. Special to The astokiax.J Boston, April 1. To-dav was set for the inauguration of the nine hours system of labor bodies, but the success met with was not as encouraging as anucipaieo. iui over JNew aigjand the movements were made and had been looked forward to with such dread by manufacturers and contractors, that they successfully temporized with their employees to postpone final action un til May 1st. This brought dissention in the labor ranks and prevented the movement from being unanimous. Most of the organizations made a stand, however,and numerous strikes are the result. In Boston, most of the trades put the demand off for a month, but the journeymen, lathers, plasterers and a large number of carpenters struck out and. were promptly discharged, the result being almost total cessation on building. Besides nine hours, the laborers want fifty cents per day more. In Haverhill the carpenters will hold off until May, but all the painters struck for more pay also. In Providence 2,000 carpenters and painters are out, and 500 at Portland; 200 at Lowell, and the same at Law rence; 600 at Springfield, and in most cases some demand for an increase of pay is made with that for less hours. -bmployers of all kinds are making a 'Jetermined stand against this, claim- mg extortion. Throughout Aew ijuglanil "illy b,M) men have struck, but double that number have deferred actioc. The result has been already, bittei recriminations among the vari oua abqr assemblies, and leaders are feasfnl that the lack of unanimity has reixjved all chance of success. UNIVERSAL SUFFBASE IH SPAH Marriage ofConnt Herbert Bisurck To a Princess. STRIKES ZX VARIOUS TJtADMS. Special by The California Associated Fum. Bkrt.tk, April 1. A committee, headed by President yon Levitzon, of the reichstag, embracing all shades of political opinion, issues an invitation for a public subscription to build a national monument at Berlin in honor of Princ e Bismarck. The Mississippi Still Uv.npanl Saecial to Tint Astokia.w New Orleans, April 1. The hitua- j tion to-day along the front of the Ya- J zoo district is desperate. The cre vasses continue, and it looks as if the . president Holcomb, of the Union Pacific, sent a communication to the chamber of commerce to-day, to the effect that should that boilv assure the road a of way into the citv, and thirty acres of land for terminal grounds, he was confident his company would build into the city, and have the road running by Decemlicr, 1891. Notes Fiimi r.IIeiJs')urs;li. Special to Tin: Astokian.1 171 ., 1tTl. A ...41 1 greater part of the Yazoo delta will be nTT A"! Vnt?' VnS nd "of w..... ........... .,...., rf... . - "ooueu.. xuu water iroiuuiBurca, munw sentenced by Judge lip me river is moving houuiaru nm- Grave3'to.llav to 1k hangC4l May 23rd. id y and the country for many miles n ( , v , f d jfc fotltler ' creases, except below the cit and g3 Sd ties have ar- SfS "Tn?? ?i' rived here to be used in finishing the Thelosse i as yd are not vv large Uniou racific roadbcd of the Ellens except m stock. Many refugees i have , h & Northeastern railroad, and come here from the Hooded district. J , ,. n. ... The river is falling here and is now ,moro arcon tho A"a lourteeu liiciics ueiow me nigncsi. mark. It is lelieved that the Louisi-1 ana levees below Red rivor will hold. P.ITS OK IXKOR3IATIO.V. CracAGo, April trade directors to-day notified all the telegraph companies to remove their wires from the board of trade building. Chicago, April 1. H. A. Tuttlc, superintendent of the .North American xeiegrapn company says: Tue or der to remove all the instruments from tho floor of the board of trade, was a perfect surprise to the telegraph companies, and we don't know much about it To-day being a holiday, but very few members are around the board. What effect it will have cannot bo told until late. There may be some new develop nients in tho morning. As it is, there is not now an instrument of any com pany on the floor of tho exchange. As for the bucket shops, I see no way of their getting any quotations, ex cept by private messages filed at out side offices.'' English Skoeraakers are Haviag a Strike Special to The Astorian.1 London, April 1. The shoemakers' strike is extending in all parts of England. Over 30,000 men are out, and there have been some cbsorderely scenes, in Liverpool. The police were forced to interfere with the pub lic demonstrations in order to keep peace among the workmen. ..J California Siaasuler Arrested in New "( Yoik. 5p Uial to The Astoiu vn. New York, April 1. Michael M. Coloma, a cabin passenger on the steamer La Hormamlie, has been ar rested by tho custom house inspectors for smuggling. He was a passenger who was going to stop at the Victoria hotel, preparatory to going to Cali fornia. He told tho inspectors his trunks were in bond. The man's man ner awoko suspicion and the inspec tors mado an examination of his per son. In his boots they found five gold watches, and strapped around his waist was a leather belt containing over SljOOO worth of diamonds. He was brought before United States Commis sioner Shields aud held for examina tion under 3,000 bonds. The Prince of Wales oa a Toar. Special to The AstouiakJ Pabis, April 1. The Prince of Wales is here and goes to Cannes tomorrow. Bismarck's Birthday Grandly Celebrate. Special to The Astorian Beblet, April 1. Bismarck at Fredericksruhe received numerous visitors, congratulating him on his birthday and vast number of gifts from all parts of Germany and some from foreign lands, never before known to be so numerous. There were many scenes of enthusiasm as well as congratulatory messages from all the crowned heads of Europe. Universal Suffrage ia Spai. Special to r k Astoriajt.J Madrid, April 1. The universal suffrage law has passed the cortes. More Money and Less Work Deaaaded. Special to The Astorian. Vienna, April 1. The masons and other workmen in this city struck for higher wages and fewer hours of labor. Another Oregon Pennioner. Special toTnKAsTOiiiAX.l Washington, April 1. Pensions granted for resident of Oregon; orig inal; Byron F. Titcomb. Uncle Sim' Financial Condition. Special toTiiKAsroniAN. Washington, April 1. Tho public debt statement issued to-night, shows a total net debt of S1,023,157,G72. This Ula reduction of Sll,389,857;dur ing the month of March. Treasurer Huston's statement shows a surplus exclusive of fractional coin, of $32 915, 812. Another Hobber Comes to Grief. Special to Tur. AsToniAN.J New York, April 1. Peter J. Claus sen, the bank wrecker, has been in dicted by the federal grand jury. The indictment is for the embezzlement of SGS3.000 of the funds of the Sixth Nntioual bank and for making false entries. Easter comes on April G. Chicago has thirty-seven women lawyers. Tito average depth of the Mediter 'rancr.ii is 1,300 yards. An electric street-car has made twenty miles in an hour. A clock at Boucn, France, runs four teen years without winding. The wealth of the United States is estimated at 61,139,000,000. Divorces can be obtained in four . hours in Japan by paying S2 down. Great araa;e and Los or Life in Kentucky In France there are 2,000,000 house Speclal to Tin: Astokiax.1 holds in which there is not a child. Argo, Ivy., April 1. News has just Senator Blair's speech in behalf of been received from the lower part of his educational bill contained 373,000 this aud Allen comities, that the lor- ( words. nado of Thursday did immense dam-' liU estimated that Louisiana has age. Four miles beyond Barren nvcr spcnt about 830,000,000 on levees to uuu llMi imiyii tiiu. emu, iuu wunu nrotCCt its lowlands. A Hor Thief KHird an 1 laoluer f-ptrJ. Special to Tin: AsrouiAX. Yuma, Arizona, April 1. - Sheriff Gray aud nosse from Phoenix, over took two horse thieves at Carisa, San Diego county, Saturday, killing one and capturing the survivor, who was ' taken to Phojnix to-day. Gray had been following the men for two weeks and after a fight he recovered the stolen animals. I can now Ripest any kind of food, never have a headache, and ha e gain ed fifteen pounds in wcilit. W. C. NCHULTZE, Columbia, S. C. SOI.I) EVERYWHERE. Office, 44 Murray St., Hew York. ASTORIA TRANSFER CO. axi Livery Stables. Coiiv.-tances oi any kind, on short notice, transferrin:; Bargagc, etc, a specialty. Tolep'soiH' No, liL SIIKUMAX A tt'AUU. fVJ TT om'Mrn A r v - - m rw . a k l it tr a Ft rj in im r. r. rf iromptii .iitfiiilet! . Aycclanyiflaiiof repairlu CANNERY DiKi.. KOOf OFhAXAYHTTK SlitllEl A Mr.W SNTERPRiSE. City Express Transfer Company. H. D. Thing and C. E. Miller, FltOrJUETORS. Heatlquarterb at Main Street w liarf. TELEPHONE NO. 43. A General Express and Delivery Business transacted. Your patronaRe Is solicited. Coudition of Winter Wheat. Special to Tiik A8ToaiA-. Chicago, April L Tho Farmer1 Review gives the condition of winter wheat as follews: Outside of Kansas the condition of winter wheat is very discouraging. In Illinois and Indiana tho average for the state will fall as low as Wisconsin. Six counties only in Illinois estimate the present condition of winter wheat 100 per cent; all other counties report the damage to range from 10 to 60 per cent The same state of affairs prevails in Indiana but several reporting a good condition. The per cent of damage is the same. Ohio makes a better average, 15 counties in that state reporting the condition 100 per cent or over. Other counties report the damage to range from 10 to 40 per cent Kentucky shows a falling off of 20 per cent; Missouri, 66 per cent; Michigan and Wisconsin, from 10 to 50 per cent.; Kansas alone holds her own. We summarize reports as follews: Illinois, 7G per cent; Indiana, 76 per cent; Ohio, 88; Missouri 84; Kentucky, 87; Kansas, 92, Wisconsin, 72 and Michigan, 67. swept everything before it, in a track 500 yards to half a mile in width and did not leave a tree standing. Seven teen lives are said to have been lost in Allen county, and dwellings, barns, timber and fences destroyed. The monev loss is very heavy. Property I Belnj; DmideJ 'y thn Flood. Special to Tin: AsroiiiAX St Louis, April 1. Terrible suffer ing is being roportcd among the people in the Laconia circle. The tract of country between hero and Arkansas City is" practically surrounded by the Mississippi and" White rivers. The waters ourcd over tho levees and flooded the entiro peninsula to a depth of eight feet Houses have been swept There arc five New Yorks, nine Phil adelphias and twelve Bostons in tho 1 United States. i Indians hi Nova Scotia number 2,059; in New Brunswick, 1.57-1. and in Prince 1 Edward island 311. ' The number of people who live in i lioats about Canton is estimated to be 100,000. Some put it at 250,000. Tho population of Tokio, Japan, in cluding the suburb', is 1,029,820, of whom all but 331.159 live in the city. A nickel mine near Sudbnry, Can ada, produced? more nickel than the world's market calls for. The yield is , -1,000 tons annually. And the Bricklayers Aro Hsppj. Special toTiiKASTORiAN. New York, April 1. The bricklay ers and their employers have compro mised on the eight hours demand by the bricklayers agreeing to work nine hours per day. They will get 5 cents an hour more, making wages &L05 a dav. The Painters also Wheel into Line. Special to Tiik Astokiax.1 Gloucester, Mass.," April 1. Fifty ship painters connected with the marine railway, struck for an advance of 5 cents per hour. Better Kates for Massachusetts Carpenters. Special to Tub Astouiax.j WnmrAX, Mass., April 1. The car penter's union this morning began work on ten hours' pay for nine hours' work. Iahor Situation Grow in? Worse in Chicago Special teTni: astokiax. Chicago, April 1. The labor situa tion seems to go from bad to worse. Besides the plumbers, who went out to-day, the carpenters are becoming more restless and a number struck to-day. The cigar makers formally declared a strike at Goldsmith Bros".' factory to day, and the shoemakers aud shirt makers have taken up tho matter of eight hours work, and will strike if their demands are not acceded to. The Effects of tho Storm in Kentucky. Special to Tiik Astoria.. LiTCUFiELp Ky., April 1. News of the damage in the northwestern part of this county and the southern part of Breckenridge county has just reached here. Many houses were blown down and four persons are re ported killed, while a number were injured. Near Hartford, Ky., two were lulled by the falling of houses. The Australian Ballot System. Special to The AstouiaxJ Kansas City, April 1. -The first election at Independence, Mo., under the Australian system took place to day. The Democrats carried by a small majority except mayor Marshal and one councilman. The election passed off quietly without any particu lar incident. The 'City of Paris" wiU be Saved. Special to The Astorian. Queenstown, April 1. The hole has been located in the bottom of the City of Paris. It was caused by broken machinery, and the water has been pumped out. The Coal Misers Are oa a Strike. Special to Tne Astoriax.I Bebun, April 1. The miners in two coal pits at Dartmund have joined the strike. Work is proceeding quietly in the Essen district A Canadian Parliament Member Ii Dead. Special to The astorian.1 . Ottawa, April L W. G. Perley, & member of the dominion parliament, ia dead. awav and lots of stock drowned. loss of life has yet been reported. No 1 Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria Bid Flood Nens from Iet;ih!, Special to Tiik Astorian. . , Memphis, April 1. Information j from down the river this morning is of i When Eaby was sick, wo gave her Castoria. the most distressing character. Crc- jsVhea she iras a, Child, sho cried for Castoria, vasses are constantly wiueuiuij ami thousands of acres heretofore un touched, are being submerged. Be ports of loss of life aro coming in, as well as of various casualties. JVLen she becamo Hiss, ehe clung to Castoria, iVhca she bad Children, she gave them Castorii The Ability to Bear Tain Is the test of fortitude anions the Indian tribes. But we defy any CDerokee, Moux or Comanche io endure the twinges of rhcuina- i tlsm witheut wincing. These, Indeed, are slight at first, but crow in intensity until they become unbearab'e No malady is more obstinate in its maturity than ilia' I tthictmivesrlae to them. The mow need, then, of atUickin It at thi- outset. Fore most aniens: remedies Tor it U Hosteller's Stomach Bitter, safer and infinitely more ultectivc tii-in coicuicum. erairuiu aim ma vomica, all remedies which mUhcp ow de struens e of lUu in a slightly excessive dose. Mineral depurcnts, also, hen not positive ly mischievous, sire f jr inferior in remedial Dower to tins salutary uotanic incuicine. it liMSyt entirely expels from the blood the acrid liu- parities wmen onginaie me uise.we, aim enriches as well as cleames It. Constipation, liver complaint, dyspepsia and other ail ments aiso gi e way to u. Nebraska Towns 3IotIy Favor Lircnses. Special to Tiik Astoriax.j Omaha, April 1. Municipal elections were held in a number of towns throughout the state to-day. In nearly every case, the principal issue was the license question. Out of twenty-seven towns heard from up to 1130 iM., twenty voted for license, and four against, while in three of them, candidates from both license and anti-license tickets were elected. A number of them which are wet towns this year went dry at the pre vious election. re- Deiuoeratic Election G.iiac. Special to The astoriax.J Chicago, April 1. Complete turns of the election show Democratic gains, as they elected 25 aldermen, Bepublicans 18, Independent 1. The holdovera were evenly divided, thus giving tho Democrats 37 aldermen in the next council, Bepublicans 30, In dependent 1. The present council i3 Bepublican. In towns, elections show that the Democrats have carried north. south and west by large Democratic gams. A Kemedy ia Kidney Affection. My kidneys were so affected I have been compelled to got up as much as ten times in one night. I had pains in my hide, back and left shoulder, and when down could hardly rise. 1 was unable to bend mv body Without great pain. 1 tried Simmons Liver Regulator and my comlits.iii ha-- improved so much that I hardly ever feel any of my old trouble." W. .lolin-on, Express Agent, Macon, Georgia. Fate pursues the British 110 ton guns relentlessly; one of them has just been cent to the bottom the Thames by the sinking of tho craft aboard of which it was being transported to its ship. The London T cws suggests that they had better let it lie there awhile; "the salt water mav strengthen it" Couat Bismarck Married. BEBiiix, April 1. Count Herbert Bismarck is married to the princess Deconsels, with whom his peculiar relations caused Buch scandal in Ber lin nine years ago, and brought about her divorce. There was no meeting of the board of directors of the Astoria and South Coast road last evening. The Smith proposition is still in abeyance, and will shortly be acted upon. All tho patent medicines advertiseu in this paper, together with the choicest Eurfumery, and toilet articles etc can e bought at the lowest prices at J. W. Conn's drug store, opposite Occident hotel, Astoria. T11E KEV. GEO. 11. T11ATEB, of Bourbon, lnd.. sajs: "Both myself and wife owe our lives toShiloh's Consump tion Cure will give immediate relief. Price, 10 cts., 50 cts. and SI, at J. C. De men t's. The cost to England of the influ enza epidemic is estimated at S10,000, 000, about one-half of this having been paid by insurance compauies and friendly societies and the remainder representing the loss of wages and disorganization of business. I5iirIiiiiM Vrniea. Salve. The Best mlvc in the world for Cut-., Bruise-, botes, Ulcer-, Salt Rhe um, Fever Sores, etter. Chapped Hand-, t hilbhiins. Corns, and all Skin Eruptions, and positively cures Piles, or no pay requ red. It is guaranteed to give pet tect satisfaction, or money re fuuilt'il. rice 2.1 cents per box. For sale bv .1. W onn. RHEXJlVrATISlVr, Lumbago, Headache, Toothache, NEURALGIA, Soro Throat, StvelllnRS, Frostbites, SCIATICA, Sprains, Bruises, Barns, Scalds. HIE CHARLES A. V0GELER CO.. BaWaere' MA. fired the fatal shot Suicided Because His Wife "Would Not Return. Special to The Astoria. New York, April 1. Morris Marks, a silk merchant, suicided by shooting himself through the head with a re volver. He was despondent, hav ing been deserted by his wife, and her repeated refusals to retnrn had made him desperate, early this evening, after undressing, he put on a night robe on which he pinned a white rose which had been sent before by Ids wife, than lay down on the bed in the back parlor, and At a recent trial inFarmington, Me., a quick-witted reply was given by a witness at the close of a tedious cross queationing: '"Now tell how many sheep yon ever saw under oath, now, remember.' "I never saw a sheep under oath," replied the witness, which closed the cross-examination. It is now announced that English capitalists want to buy the world'a fair. The list of belongings of; En glish capital increases daily in this country. The only thing we will have left, if this thing keeps up, will be Yankee Doodle. pom WHY WILL YOU cough when Shi loh's Cure will give immediate relief, Pr'ce, 10 cs., j0 cts. and SI, at J. C. Dementis. TflAT HACKING COUGn can be so quickly cured by Shiloh's Cure. We guarantee it. J. C. Dement. POWDER Absolutely Pur. This powder never vanes, A marvel e( urity, strength and wholeaomeness. More economical than the ordinary kinds, and cam not be sold in competition with the nialtl tude of low test, short weight, alum or l&os- B hate powders. Sold only in can. Koyai aking PowdkrCo. 108 T'aU-sL. N. Y. Lewis M. Johnson & Co., Agents, Feet land. Oregon. $125 AND $150 PER LOT TERMS EASY! HANTHORN'S ASTORIA! EHHHIIIHHUIIIlinilltlCIllIIIII Call Early and Take Your Choice ! IBB & PABKER, General Ag'te, Astoria. Astoria Beal Estate & Trust Co., Portland Ag'te.