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0 hJ ' 4jaSfe .g 5 .VjS ASTORTA, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, APRJL IG. IS90. VOL. XXX IV, NO !0. PRICE FIVE CENTS SS5W m Z!C:s&a&s,-iST . 'v&Kit w mm rfl I - .ill r -L 111 I I I -,2Bffiawg:w-.i5g ilt.l 1 111 I I I II 11 C.-P. Upshur, I Shipping and Commission Merchar. j mm. :. Wharf. A-tona. Oregon. SPKriAl.TlKS- Cannery Supplies 3sriours Salman Net Twines. MJIT VKKrint ibu.tu .v.. in. SEINES and HETTItJG- vltl ,--nrij:t!t I'lUttl-dMMl at m Vn4 cns 'iiitnuti'. tMKM. Him:. . Hari:.l. . . .Nrtt lS.. Irrncj tUr'ilr l.rtt nmJ VI His. I .-trruA ('o. F. E. WILLSON, CiviJ Engineer and Surveyor. lKAU;in IV.; : AND : .maimmnt, r. o. r.rtv .&. onlrt with .1. II. Marwtll. nl W. I'. Teleiraph Ofllcc Thlrl Sfrcfl. - Astoria. Or. Tfeieben fester & AitoieB, GiVI- EN8INEER.. Surveyors and Architects. o pitch, KviM!. Fi..vvi:i.s Ki.n'n SECOND STREET i. o. iix six a vroni A, OK. Magee. Argand and Acorn Stoves ' Ranges, Cooking and Heating, F.VKUYOKE FULLY WAHKAXTED ii mu fi.osKrs, ri.n:i:iM coons, rrsrs, sinks, ami hath this. INToo cfc Scully. C1IEXAMUS STREET. Magnus G. Crosby HABDWABE," fflffl, STEEL. Inn I"ipe and Fittinps, Stows 'Jin ware, and HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS Shoot Lead. Strip Lead. Sheet Iron. Tin and Copper. Carnahan & Co. si;cceoks hi 1. W. CASK, IMIni:u.i: AM) WHOI.KSAU'. ANI. KKTAll. UKAI.KHS IN CrEHERAL MERCHANDISE, tn:rr Chenanun and Cass streets. ASTCKIA OKEGOK Astoria Iron Worts. ' nrwuily St.. Foot of Jackson, Alna. or General Machinists ai Boiler Mate. Land and Marine Engines R01T.FR WOKIi. v . .nr6o.7f Work and Cannrru Wcrk X -VPCIAITV. Castings of all Descriptions Made to Order at Short Notice. Jons Fox A. I- FOX. J.G. !lrTL.Ki:... ProM.I-i. sunt Sunt . Wc President .. ,.-r. :uul Trras . Ut)T& KKRCHEN The Pioneer Machine Shop MA.-KSMITU yly 3n:!cr Shcp YH STEAMBOAT WOE rronuuy att"ndel to. nMtyaadef repairing CANNERY DIES. KOOfOF LAFAYEn K STKKin ClIIiaHlBSttnttmilCSnUMHMEHHMHCMMtMKS Hanthorns Astoria, East Astoria, Powell's Addition ! All Subject to Inspection. SWEETENING FOE BOTH SIDES. I Aamu ssnEar tree ana ray a uonns To Prodncers. a j: j li, in:rixrxG it. s. covkts. Srccial ly tho California Assocutcii I'uess. Washixotox, April 13. Justice .SJt':he:i .7. Field, who Las been ill for .1 d:u r two, informs the agent of the California Associated Press that ho will nol rhini to California this year, but will spend the summer in Europe, ire says; "For fifteen years I have beeifguiuj: yearly to California to hold court, and feel in need of rest, beside that I o not find it agreeable Koin;; every year. I must or e.!ir. render many judgements, which, while it makes many friends, miit u!si make many enemies. It wears on one in time to follow it up for can. when we are required by law to jo but once in two years. Be tween the praise of litigants who are awarded suits and the criticisms of Ihtxe who lose, the situation becomes trying, consequently I think I shall lake a hhort season to myself." ITIcf'allu to He Court ITIartlaled. Special to Tin: Astoiuax.1 Wasiiixotox, April 15. The judge advocato general of the navy, to-day submitted a preliminao' report to secretary Tracy in the McCalla case, recommending that Commander Mc Calla of the corvette Enterprise, bo tried by court martial on charges based on the facts developed during an investigation by court of inquiry. The secretary approved the recommen dation, and ordered that the court be presided over by Admiral Harmony. Silver ICill iTfnkiiiK lrogrcss. Special t Thk Astokiax.1 Yvashimjtox, April l."i. The senate and house sub-committee on the silver bill held a meeting this evening and after a long conference, succeeded in practically harmonizing the main points of disagreement. It is expected that at the meeting to-morrow an agreement will be reached on the re demption features of the bill, which will. allow bullion certificates to be re deemed in lawful money. The coin age per month will probablv be fixed at 1,500,031). ood for American Snnr. Special to Tin: Atouia .J "Wasiiixotox, April 13. The confer ence ix?lween the sugar producers aud the ways and means committee, lasted all the afternoon. To-night it is learned on good authority, that the conference resulted in a compromise. Sugar is to be admitted free of duty, and in return, the government is to pay a bonus of two cents per jound to the home producers, and guarantee the bounty for at least ten years. Assumed Names Recognized. Special to Tjik Astoiuax.J Washington, April 13. -The presi dent has approved the act for the re lief of soldiers aud sailors, who en listed or served under assumed names, while minors or otherwise, in the army or navy, during the war of the re bellion. Three More Ship for the IVuvy. Special to Tin: Astouux Washington, April 15. The house this morning passed the naval appro priation bill, after the insertion of a clause providing for three new battle ships. Judge Sawyer Will Ilcsiu. Special to Thk Astokian.X Washington, April 15.- -It is under stood that Judge Sawyer will resign his position on the bench in a short time. He is on his way here and will consult with the president regarding his successor. l'ntciitfc Issued. Special to Thk atouian. Washington, April 15. Patents have been issued to the following in ventors in Oregen: Henry W. Bor chers, Portland, automatic fire lighter; Joe. O. Hanamaker, Uruanza, buggy seat protector. Stall Another Pensioner. Speei.il toTiiEAsrOEUN.l Washington, April 15. Oregon pensions granted, eriginal: Jos. E. liagan. ltoseburg. A Prominent JTInrriuffc. Special to Tin: atokiaS.1 Indianapolis, April 15. Congress man Jno. McClure Wiley, of Buffalo, N. Y., and Miss ;irginia, eldest daughter of Jno. J. Cooper, ex-treasurer of state, were married this even ing. Tho ceremony was followed by a reception, for which two thousand invitations were issued. It is the most notable social event which has oc curred in the city for years. flight I fun I red Carpenters ott a Strike. Special to Tin: Astokian.1 Indianapolis, April 15. The strike of the carpenters for eight hours, be gun this morning, and eight hundred men are out They :isk thirty-five cents per hour and a shorter day." An unusual amount of building is in prog ress, which makes the strike serious. It is likely that other trades will sympathize. TJMTED STATES COURT. Description of the Bill Passed. Special toTnK Astoria Washington, April 15. The house to-day passed the bill to define and regulate the jurisdiction of United States courts by a vote of 131 to 13, the speaker counting a quorum and declaring the bill passed. The amend ment proposed by Mills, that in half of the additional seventeen circuits, the judges created by the bill bo ap pointed from each political party, was was rejected by a vote of 94 to 119. Tho bill withdraws all jurisdiction now in United States circuit courts and vests the same in the district courts of the United States and pro vides that circuit courts of tho United States shall exercise such jurisdiction by writ of error and appeal, as such court exclusively, except that it has power to issue remedial process. Circuit courts aro to consist of tho present circuit judges and no others, to be appointed in each circuit by the president by and with the advice and consent of the senate. Circuit courts are to be courts of record of circuits and to bo held as follews: first circuit, Boston; second, New York; third, Philadelphia; fourth, Richmond; fifth, New Orleans; sixth, Cincinnati; seventh, Chicago; eighth, St Louis; ninth, San Francisco. A writ of error from the circuit court or appeal to circuit court may be had in all criminal cases where the circuit court now exercises jurisdiction by writ of error, and pending appeals of writs of error, tho judgments of the district courts in all criminal cases are stayed until finally determined by the ap lelate court Circuit courts are to have a final jurisdiction on appeal of writ of error in all cases in which jurisdiction is acquired by the district courts, by reason of citizenship of parties only, and in which no question arises under the constitution, laws or treaties of the United States, but questions arising in this class of cases of novel, difficult or important charac ter may 1h? certified to the supreme court "for determination in the dis cretion of nny two of the circuit judges trying the case. Postal Curd linkers Disagree. Special to Thk Astokiax.1 Axsoxia, Conn., April 15. Au at tachment was placed by Wilson Bros., postal card manufacturers here, on property in this state of Al Daggett, a well-known politician of Brooklyn, who recently secured a government contract for supplying postal cards. The attachment was subsequently withdrawn, and an endeavor will be made, to come to some arrangemeut The legal action was taken at the in stance of the Wilkinson company's counsel, now in Washington, who, it is reported, have gained information that the government is abont to reject nil Daggett's samples, annul the contract with liim, and advertise for new bids. The Wilkinson company have been doing work for Daggett, as contractor, and it is said have ex pended about 50,000 Tor which they received nothing from Daggett. The attachment was for $10,000. A Maryland Official. Specal to The Astohiax. BaIiTimohk. April 15. Governor Jackson has appointed Edwin H. Brown, state treasurer, to succeed Archer, the defaulter. Xo ITIorc Focn to Conquer. Special to Tin: Astoria??.! New Yoke, April 15.--Jim Corbctt starts for California to-morrow night, jus there are no prospects for a match with Sullivan. Joe McAuliffe, or any other heavy, weight pugilists in the east Corbelt will leave a host of friends and takes away a jocket full of monev. China Steamers for Tnrouia. Special to The Astoriax. New Youk, April 15. -A Northern Pacific director said that the arrange ment between the Northern Pacific and the Pacific Mail, to run steamers from Taconia to China, was a thing likely to be adopted, and thought the proposition would take the form of a trans-continental road, and withdraw the subsidy from the Pacific Mail. Another Prize Fight. Speci.tl to The Asti:i x.l Nkw OM.EAXS, April 15. Tommy Danforth, of Cincinnati, aud Charles Summers, of California, fought to a finish, with five-ounce gloves, for $G00, before the Audubon club to night l:t the fifth round Danforth swung his right into Simmon's neck, right under the jaw and the latter fell and did not rise for some two minutes, sifter ten seconds had been counted. The fight lasted twenty minutes. Loose YVay to Keep Prisoner. Special to Thk Astorian 1 Nashville, Tenn., April 13. -Tho fact is made public that many pris oners in the state prison have been allowed freedom of tho city, being per mitted to leave the prison in citizens' clothes and compete with honest workers in nearly all tho coal mines. Nearly GOO are working in the mines of the Tennessee Coal fe Iron com pany at Tracy City. Failed to Organize. Special to Thk Astoriax. Chicago, April 15. The attempt to day to re-organize the Inter-state Com merce Railway Association was a fail ure, not more than half the roads in terested being represented. BggJMWP" ROBB & IT WOULD BOOM TACOMA. If Tie Pacific Mail snould Sail From There. XEETIXG TO HECIDE JT TO-DAY. Special by California Associated I'rkss. Columbus, O., April 15. Both miners and operators held a caucus with closed doora till noon to-day. At 2:45 p. Ji. the joint meeting was called to order by A. Dempster, of Pittsburg. Mr. Dempster was continued permanent chairman and Pat atrick McBride and J. M. Hall secretaries. A prominent miner says that unless Ohio and Pennsyl vania operators force Illinois and In diana to abide by the scale, there will be a stupendous strike in all the mines. In their caucus, the miners, it is said, agreed to staud firm for the scale agreed upon here last January. An Editor Sued for I.ibel. Special to The Astorian.j New 1'ohk, April 15. E. L. God kins, editor of tho Pat, was arrested to-day on a charge of libel, preferred by Civil Justice Peter Mitchell, who was styled by the Post, in an article on Tammany hall, as a nominal law yer. Examination was waived and Godkin held for trial. Favors Revision of Faith. Sp -cial ro Thk Astoriax. New York, April 15. -The fnJe 2e7i(lent has returns from 120 Presby terian presbyteries, of which 82 favor the revision, aud 80 are still to le heard from. It is estimated that the vote for a revision will be nearly two thirds. PACIFIC ITIAII. COITIPANV. A Lively Meeting of the Direct ors Is Expected. Special toTiiK AsrouiAX.l New YrORK,April 15. The (Umimtr eial Adcertiaer says: The directors of the Pacific Mail are likely to have a very interesting meeting to-morrow. The question of discontinuing the present line from China to San Fran cisco aud establishing a new line from China to Tacoma, to run in connec tion with the Northern Pacific rail road, will probably be brought before the board, for definite action. Among other rumors to-day, was one that Houston, formerly president, wonld be restored to office. It is authorita tively stated that a clique has under taken to accomplish the change but unless the Gould contingent consent, no such action can be scoured. Fatally Stabbed by a Roy. Special to Tin: Astoria v.j Omaha, April 15. -Autone Scramel, a boy 11 years of age, employed at the Amour, Cndahy & Co.'s packing house, stabbed and instantly killed a packer named llndznwerlz, shortly after five o'clock this evening, in the packing house. Scrnmct, who is un der arrest, claims to have acted iu self defense. ANOTHER STRIKE. And of Immense Proportions. Special to The astokias.i . Indianapolis, April 15. The car penters' strike was officially inauguratd to-night, the contractors issuing a manifesto that 27,.C cents would be the maximum wagcsT with poor work men graded less, Jl hours constituting a days work, running till Novemoer 1st, after that 8 hours. Sixty five em ployers signed this manifesto. Tho strikers met and re quested a conference committee, but no repb was made. They de maud 33 cents per hour as a minimum, with good workmen graded higher, and eight hours. Over 800 journeymen will join the strike to-morrow. All the trades unions have endorsed it and pledged their support. The planing mill employes threaten to go out. and there is a general restlessness i:i all labor circles. A Nowl Ca-e. In Zurich, Switzerland, the other day, one of the law epnrts closed a novel case. A beggar who opened the garden gate in front of a house where he intended to ask for relief was at tacked by the watch-dog and bitten in the left arm. Soon afterward he com menced suit against the owner of the place, calling for heavy damages on the ground that the wound he had received rendered him permanently unable to earn his living. The defense was that he could beg just as well a3 ever, and that the injury in question, farf rom beingadisadvantage, only iucreased his chances in his pro fession. But the court held that the proprietor of a house is responsible for the security of the people who come to visit him, even when the ob ject of the visit is to make an appeal to Ins generosity, bo tho beggar won his suit Pergonal. Dear 1!ro. Meeker, El The Central Methodist. Catleltsburg, Ky: J cj in the last Central that you want a sick headache remedy. I Miff red from sick headache, almost from infincy. .md trifd every remedy ! could get, hut never found anythmg to do me good until I used isimmons Liver Regulator. L feel for anyone that suffers with that terrible disease, and 1 hope you will give it n trial. C. S. .Morris, Hrowns villc, W. Va. They Cannot Arcc on The Silver Question. Special to Tun Atorian. New York, April 15. A special meeting of the chamber of commerce held this aftenoon, to receivo the leg islation in congress committee on the subject of silver legislation in con gress, the committee reported that they find it impracticable to unite in any special reccommendation, and can only agree in deprecating any measure by which the country shall accumu late in its treasury, so large an amount of silver, in any form, as shall disturb our financial relations with other people's, but that any law en acted on the subject should have re spect to our commerce with tho world at large. Only three members out of five signed the report. After some discussion a resolution proposed that the subject be (oslpoiicd until a spe cial meeting, after theSepublican cau cus in Washington had decided what action to take, and was adopted. The chamber then adjourned. Wheat aud Pork in Micja;c. Spcei.il to Thk AstobIa.v.J Cmc.vao, April 15. -Great excite ment prevailed on change to-day. The crowd in the pit commenced to gather early and there was a sudden collapse. ::s the demand was light. May wheat opened at 5)J cents and afterward sold down to SG1.. cents. July was favored with option, and fluciintions were not s- wide. Pro visions op?ned bearish, with a general desire to sell, while prices were high. May pork opened at S12.50 and soon fell to $12.10. Julv pork opened at S12.70and declined' quickly toSl'lft). the demand not being xry good. THE PRUSSIAN DIET. Listens to Some Remark From Chancellor caurlrt. J.M.IMVT UIOTKKS i.V Tlill. Special by Tho California Assoc! iti:u I'kes.. Socialist Riot in Elaly. Spscial to Th k Astorian 1 Home, April 15. There is a serious riot, the result of the police dispersing a socialist meeting. The mob was the largest one of its character over held in Borne. The speakers indulged in revolutionary harangue or a very vio lent description, The listeners evinced their approval by howl-, cheers and curses. The police were ordered to disperse the crowd, when they were attacked with stones and clubs. The police were compelled to charge on the mob, with deadly weapons. The rioters were scattered, several wounded, and n liumlier ar rested. i'lEAXnjIiOR CAPKIVJ. His Opinions and Jn.tcnlious. Speciil to Tim: astoriax Berlin, April 15. -The Prussian diet was opened to-day by chancellor Caprivi. In his speech he said: uIt is not my intention to state the gov ernments programme, but having hitherto held aloof from political life, I now wish to speak a few words in order to approach personally."' The chancellor then referred to the impor tant position which had been held by Bismarck, and expressed the hope that in fuiure, the empire would continue secure. "An edifice of stale," he said "was cemented firmly enough to re sist wind and weather. Moreover the noble personality of the young mon arch had already manifested itself at home and abroad.' He affirmed his belief in the future of Prussia and the German Empire resting on Prussia's shoulders. Both could anticipate a future full of hope. The Emperor had said his course would remain the same. In conclusion, the chancellor said he would allow the widest scope of practical criticism and would adopt what was good wherever found. He would co-operate with all persons having at heart the interest of Prussia and aiming to foster the monarchic feeling in Prussia and a national feel ing throughout the empire. Panama Canal to lie Completed. Spec:al to Tun Astorian.j Paris, April 15. At tlia draving of the Panama canal lottery, the liquidator announced that the report of the committee of inquiry recently sent to Panama to inspect the work, will soon be published, and said he did not regard the completion of the work impossible, financial support having been obtained, which wonld render powerful assistance when the situation is defiuod by the committee's reiKirt. A Necessity orllealth. It is a prime necessity or health that the action ot the bowels should be kept regular. But the way to overcome a temporary lit of constipation, or to remedy chronic costive ness.it not to deluge the .stomach and drench the bowels with iiurxativo of violent and paitifnl action. The happy medium between aa inoperative aud vio'ent cathartic is Hos teller's Stomach Itiitcrs, which acts just sufficiently upon the bowels to relax them without pain, and which being a uhulcsome tonic, an well as aperient, has the effect of strengthening both then: and the stomach, and promoting the well b Mug ol the whole haemal economy. The removal of bile from the b'.oo.I. increased activity of the liver, usually dorm uit in canes nf cost veiifw, and sound digestion follows the us of this be neficent medicine, as thorough and genial in its etfects as it is safe and pure in composi tion. Ilucumatism. feer and ague, kidney troubles and debility are also remedied byit. PARKER In Thirty Days 2,000 Men go to Work on the Astoria and South Coast Railway. Buy Now, as all Prop erty will then Advance. PLUGGING ANOTHER HOLE. Wlere Chinese Smuggle Into Tils Country From Mexico. r.i.VT tj:axsfei: for exsexadjl Special by Tho California Associated Press. San Francisco. April lo. Secretary ot the treasury Windom having been advised by port collector Phelps, that Chinese were being smuggled in the United Slates from Ensenada, Mexico, in large numbers, has revoked tho in structions which permitted the trans fer of Chinese tit this port, from steamers from China to those bound for Mexico. Thiffnew state of affairs will take cilect on all vessels leaving China after the IGth inst, and will prevent the Chinese passing from China to Mexico via this port, and also will, in all jirobability, decrease the number of Chinese who illegally enter the United States. WOTIIF.R DEFAl'I.TCR. I2c I.ttved Those Sic Should Not. Special to Tin: Astorian. Butte, Mont, April 15. It leaked out to-day that Assistant Postmaster .Tones, who has been absent from his ollice for two weeks, is a defaulter to the tune of S1.0G0. He was appointed by Postmaster Evnm when he took hold of the office on Jan uary 1, being highly recommended by icople in JLansing, Mich., where he had been ten years in the postal service.! He is said? to have been a high roller at gilded palaces of sin, in which this city abounds, spend ing monev like water. The nostoffice folks knew nothing about the accounts, he alone understanding the- money order business, and it was only when money inspector Sackett arrived, a day or two ago, that thefull amount, of the shortage was discovered. He has not been at his room for a week. The matter has been put in the hands of the police, W apparently having left town. Second Kay of the Ilaccs. Speeial to Thk Astoim x.l San Francisco. April 15. The second dav of the blood horse races was not so well attended as tho open ing dav. thongh the weather was fine and the track was never faster. First race, mile. Won by Almout; Daisv D, second; Coloma, third; time, 1:11 .. Second race two-year-old handicap, five furlongs. Won by Homer; Para pet, second; Joe "Woolman, third; time, J :01?.f Third race, selling purse, mde and one sixteenth, Won by Sheridan; ivtiuare seconci; xavo xwngiass mini; tirao 1:19 K. Fourth race Pacific Coast, Derby; mile and a half, was virtually a walk over for Flambeau; Eicine second; time, 2:11. Shooting Affray in Portland. Speeial to Thk Astorian. Portland, April 15. John A. Carr, a well known speculator, was shot, though not seriously, by Jas. Walker during an insane freak. Walker is the father of Kichard Walker, of Ta coma, the heir who had a controversy with Carr last fall. No ITIcxicnn Land Wanted. Special to The Astoriax. San FitANCxsco. April 15. The chamber of commerce to-day adopted a resolution opposing any legislation having for its object the acquisition of any part of Mexican territory; also adopted a resolution favoring the passage by congress of the Farqrihar shipping bill. Ixcited Over Railroads. Special to Thk astorian. Oltaima. Wash.. April 15. -Tho board of trade and the citizens held a great railroad meeting to-night to further confer with representatives of the Union Pacific railway, also the Oregon Improvement company. The latter modified their offers S15,000, in favor of the city. Speeches were made with enthusiasm and there is every assurance that both lines will be con nected at this place. Democrats Capture San Jose. Special to Thk Astorian. San Jose. Cala.. Aoril 15. The democrats carried San Jose yesterday, and elected Sam N. Bncker, mayor, by 596 plurality. The democrats elect two councilmen, and the republicans two. The largest vote ever polled in San Jose was cast Mechanics Out Of Work SpeciaMoTnE astorian Oakland, Cal., April 15. The Cali fornia sash and door factor closed to-day for lack of pine lumber, and 250 men are thrown out of employ ment, temporarily. Railroad Fares Cut Down. Special to Thk Astoriax. Pl-eblo, Col., April 15. The Mis souri Pacific's latest cut was posted to-day and the causes assigned are the irregularities of competing lines. Pueblo to Kansas City, $6; St. Louis, S10.50; Chicago, first class, S14; sec ond, Sll. These reductions are al met by four other roads. A DASTARDLV WRETCH. He Tries to Kill His Benefac tor. Special to The Astoriax. Vancouver, Wn., April 15. The town is greatly excited over a shooting scrape which occurred about four o'clock this afternoon, and came near being fatal to more than one person. Dr. K. B. O'Brien attempted to take the life of Bev. F. A. Becker, president of the Holy Angels college, near his office on Main street, near Fifth. O Bnen came here from California last winter wholly destitute, and appealed to Father Becker for support, who to assist him in getting on his feet, engaged him as professor of chemistry at the college, and to make him inde pendent, hired an office and put him into good clothes and boarded him, requiring in return that O'Brien at tend any cases of sickness that might occur in the college. O'Brien proved unworthy of the kindness bestowed, was without ambition and inattentive to his duties professionally, and be ing unable to manage the boys at the college FatherBecker was obliged to let him take his own course. He notified O'Brien he would no longer pay office rent and would like the return of tho furniture that was in the office. O'Brien threatened the father with suit and presented a bill of S250 for services, thongh this was fully offset by board, lodging and other assistance given him. He insisted on being paid when Father Becker came to see him at the office on Main street. Being re fused, ho stripped for a fight, and see ing Becker avoided it and hastened down stairs, he pulled a revolver and fired, the ball happily going through the crown of the father's hat. Becker was followed by O'Brien in close pur suit Ho ran to Waggener's book store adjoining, when a second bullet came near hitting him. Rushing out into the street, closely pursued, by O'Brien, the latter fired again, this time hitting young Michael Wintler, a militiaman working in an ad joiniug store. The ball entered the scalp of the forehead, grazing the skull and coming out two inches further back, making a wound of no serious extent Men then rushed to his assistance and secured the would-bo assassin, who, after tho attempt to harm Father Becker had failed, threw tho weapon at him without touching him. O'Brien was quickly lodged m jail. Partial insan ity appears to be tho only accountable reason for his action. Sudden Death in Helena. Special to The Astoriax 1 Helena, Mont, April 15. The body of J. AY. Dodge, formerly of St. Paul, was found in a room of the Pacific hotel tliis afternoon. Ho re tired Sunday night, apparentlv well He was formerly a Northern Pacific accountant, and was here as assistant to the city attorney. Two Companies Consolidated. Special to The astoriax. Helena, Mont, April 15. The Hel ena Steam Lighting Company and Helena Gas Light and Coke Company, consolidated to-night. The deal in volved about half a million dollars. An Exposition Organized. Special to Thk Astoriax. Spokane Falls, April 15. A meet ing of citizens, to-night, voted to or ganize a corporation to hold an an ual exposition in this city, of the pro ducts of Washington, Oregon, Idaho and Montana. The capital stock will be $100,000. A committee was ap pointed to secure a site and complete the organization. Stock Growers in Session Social to The Astoriax. Helena, Mont, April. 15. Tho stock grower's association of Montana met to-day, at Miles City. The at tendance was large. A resolution was passed endorsing the McKinley tariff bill. The session will last four days, Children Cry for Pitcher's Castoria 5vhen Eaby-was sick, wo gave her Castoria. Ylien she vras a Child, sho cried for Castoria, tVhen she became Miss, she clung to Castoria, Then shehad Children, she gave them Caatorla She Ilacl Been There. Tm really delighted to meet you, Mrs. Bronson, and how is Mr. Bran son?" "Very well, indeed." "Does he snore as loud as he used to?" "Madame I" "Oh, don't get angry. I was his wife by his first marriage and loved him well. We were divorced in 1877." St. Paul Eye. ADTICE TO MOTHERS. Mrs. Winslow's Sootiiino Syrup should alwaj-s he used for children teething. It soothes the child, softens the gums, allays all pain, cures wind chohc, and is the best remedy for diar rho3a.T wenty-five cents a bottle. AH the patent medicines advertised in tliis 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. innnHimniiiiiiiiuiiiiiiHiHiiiiiiHniiiimiii THE REPUBLICAlf CONTENTION. Tie Apparent Staglli of Various Caiiiiflates for Principal Offices. EDITORTAX. COJSRESP02TDEXCE. Special by California Associated Frkss. Portland, April 15. To-morrow will see the largest state convention ever held in Oregon. Of tho 218 dele gates entitled to admission at least 200 will be in their seats. Two cau cuses were held this afternoon and evening. The result is no opposition to Hermann. He will receive the unan imous nominations for congress man. J. C. Fullerton, of Boseburg, who nominated him in 1R8J. IRRfi n-nfl 1888, had attempted this time td down rum, duc tnougn nermann s own dele gation is divided, nothing can prevent U13 UU1U1UUUUU. McBride for secretary nf sfnto McElroy for state superintent and Baker for state printer, will be nom inated. For treasurer, it is anvone's fiht. no agreement havincr been reverter!. Eastern Oregon delegates cannot con centrate. The caucus develops that Phil Metcham, of Grant county, has the most strengtn; next to him comes Mix, of Umatilla. No combination has Deen enecteu. on treasurer. There are fourteen candidates. Careful inonirv irivps T). P. TlirvmTw son 112 for governor- FTe lias lost strength to-day and Moody has gained. iuooay s menus say he can be the uuiuiul-u ui uiuuu me nominee, out it looks as though Thompson was sure of the nomination. Beekman will be named as a compromise candidate, with hopes of developing strength after the first ballot. The supreme judgeship is all at sea. Balleray and Watson are is the lead, bnt Waldo can have it if he wants it. The delegates all say that Waldo could bo easily elected, in return for Simon's treachery two years ago. Paying for his Experience. To-day I ran upon a young fellow who recently came to this city from a country town, says the Louisville Times. He has lots of brains, but will require some polishing before he is capable of going city gaits in the proper style. He has been taken in several times lately, and his sad recol lections have converted him into something of a funny man. He had just rounded up a night with the boys when I saw him, and his disheveled hair, dingy clothes, and, above all, his keen black eyes glaring from a clear-cut, handsome face, gave him the appearance of a telegram that had come over a barbed wire. He told me some of his treubles: "Not long ago," said he, "I went to the business place of an auctioneer to see tho sights, and while there I lost my pocket book containing 200. I told the auctioneer about it and re quested him to announce that I would give $100 for its return. The auc tioneer stated my proposition. Then I heard a drawling voice from away over in the corner say Til give 8125.' They were still bidding on it when I left Now that simply proves how bad luck hangs to a fellow." 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