Sb. XXXV. NO. 1X2. ASTORTA. ORBGOiV. TUESDAY, J)ECEMEER " ' i'RICE FIVE CENTS
i vt i xii r wrmrar
Avroni , Oregon. I-ceinher 12th, lffJO.
A Aslftna ..iitlMuioiuulins Co.inlr :
! hrMii Jif il.at 1 am already here
; I l-riM'tjJit ou over that Kijjjlhh EiiK"-cr;
Als ilu- Kuian Crip, and the German Croup,
wt 1 tliww .Scotch Diindea William in the soup.
Yoms tiuly. Saxta. Claus.
I. is While here in Headquarter.-, will be at the Corner of Third, and
Wttet JKluth stmts, wliure 1 will be "lad to welcome you al, ami where jou
wH find iuhabie and useful pie-cnts for the holidays without cncouraginc
falrinR or gnmblhifi of any hind whatsoecr, Ahich is pernicious in its tend
'oios at anv time oi place, let alone in your daily bus-ncss transaction'!.
Vu wiJ! ca-ih l- .l the i lace by the Mfjn as below. S. C.
llhp ltxrlM-4c C.olhi r and Ilittor.
T I. HAMILTON'.
ATTOKXKY AT LAW,
Astern, ... Oregon.
Oflteo, three doors cast Court House,
r o. A. ISOV SjSJY,
rtrMy nml Counsrltor it Lav
?o eu Chenamus Street. Astoria. Oregon,
CKTIS. A- O.VItl'K.N'niKj
Attorncjs-at-ljiu: otarj Tuliiic.
CoMHHtestMMir if Dtlb fur V:ia!niiton
lorntorj" Oficu iu Klad new bncl:
bvHdine. Hixims 1 swd 2, Cor. Second and
ATTOUXKV AT LAW.
OMc m Grv strert, 2 door liaciC of Odd
Ftoiv IlHtMmx. Astoria, Oiwftun.
4 R- KANACA,
ATTORNEY AT L.W.
(Mw ever White Hoiks Cor , Astoria, Or.
RE.U. KST.v'Fi: BGUKCR
Thhd Street, next to W, U, Telegraph Of
fice, AMorta, Or.
VVT W. PARKER,
Real Estate end Insurance Agent,
ConvejaHceraud Notarj Public.
112 Benton Slrcat. oppose tho Postoilicc,
BotAveen CfceHiunus & Squumoiiuc Sts.,
ATTOUXEY AT LAW.
OHhrc Ft aiS new l)nck building, corner
second aiMl Oass stroelb ; up Mairs.
tVKl!. A. U. AXJ. -V. Pl'LTOK.
On ste:. betwt-en Srd and 4th.
SjHNfatf xtloniion to Diseases of V.'oir.en
ad GttMrm. b Dr. A, L. Pulton.
Sljofcil uttoHtton to Surgery, b Dr. J. A.
Ottee htmrs from 1C to 12 A. M., and 1 to 4
-K. II. V. .ST!tlCKLi:iC,
rilYSICIAX. Sl'KGKON AND DUUGGIST
TH4ut4e cae, chw&s only for medi
cine, Aesir Ps4fflo. Clicnainus Street, Abtorla,
JAY TUTTLE. M. P.
Physician, Surgeon and Accoucheur.
Office, Roomfi, Pythian Building.
OSce hoars : lu to 12 and 2 to 5.
lleaideuce. 659 Cedar sireet.
rilYSlCLVN AND SUKGKON.
Special attention to Diseases of Women
KfiOK: Opposite Telegraph OOce, up
Stairs, Astoria, ieoc.
E. IIL,L,F.H. .IF. I.
Gradnate of Clevelaud nomojopathic nos
nltal College, and Post-Graduate of New
York City Polyclinic School of Medicine
First and Main streets, Portland.
DIncac.s of Women a Specialty.
TTVK. I A. IJEES,
Kooms 3 and 4, Flavel's new Brick Build
ing. Tkieben Lester
Surveyors and Arcliitects.
irrriCK, Jtoost 9, Fi.aatei.'s Bld'q
P . O. Box S13. AST01UA, OR.
W. T. BUnXET. L. T. BAEIN
J. W. DRArKIU
Barney, Barin & Draper,
lOregon City, Oregon.
Twelve years experieuco as Register of
tfee U.S. Land Office here, recommends us
b our specialty of Mining and all other bus
teess before the Land Ofilce or the Courts.
d tuvolvins the practice in the General
rr Qiror x. vw .
r.psulo-.Su ts.Oeicnnts.IIas Umbrellas, otc,
I am slumlii).' lm lines in Linen ami SilJc
llandltorcliicfs, in l'l.thi White, llem
stulittl, r.mcv and Colored boidcrs. aLso
Silk mufflers, "Windsor and Dress
SciirfH and all Kinds, ol eckcar, l5Ioe
Hositri. 1-u'-;k'1!(1l,is, and
TINE UOI.D I'LITP.
fcI(-eve and Collar Buttons
An Elegant Assortment
GOO. 002 Thiid St., Cor. West Ninth
Tfnn-H MAYinTT'rf IIFftliili
luui muiLGy svruiui
IS WHAT YOU GET AT
Groceries and Provisions
Everything in a First-class Store
Extremely Low Figures.
Goods Deli ered all over Tow n.
The Highest Price Paid for Junk.
FOARD & STOKES
W. F. Scheibe,
Smokers' Articles in Stock.
THE 1KADE SUPPLIED.
Special Bravdb Manufactured to Onlcr.
MAIN STltEin. -" - Astoria, Or
B. F. ALLEN & GO.
Wall Paper and Oil Paintings
: PRACTICAL :
PAiNTERS AND DECORATORS.
All Work Guaranteed.
Cor. Cass and Jefferson Sts.. Astona,
Thompson & Ross
Carry a full Line of
Choice Staple and Fancy
Give Us a Call and Be Convinced.
The California Girl.
Champion Rifle Shot
OF THE WORLD.
Shooting Range, No. 75 Main St., between
First and Second.
Open every afternoon and etening except
Wednesday afternoon for Ladies and Chil
dren : Exhibition to commonce at 2 o'clock
Prizes awarded for competitors.
Instruction given in shooting.
E. F. NOONAN & CO.
a, 3E. IQIyxLos,
TVater Street, Astoria, Oregon.
TELEPHONE KO. 7. P. 0. BOX 390
Has Opened a
40C Third Street, Astoria, Or.
Wholesale and Retail hushies3 in Flour.
Mill Peed, Oats, Potatoes. Apples, "Etc
Solicits a General Commission Business.
Ttr TMi Tin n
ss Lillian f. Mm
Transacts a General Banking b'
Drafts drawn available in anj
U. S. and Europe, and on ):ui. U
OrncK Houns : 10 A. r:. t
,. .- t:u
Or.o Fellows Building, asi.m
1. "W. CASK
California Marine Ins. Co., S. F.
Columbia Fire and Marine Ins. Co.,
Home Mutual Insuiance Co', S. F.
Phoenix of London.
Imperial of London.
Oregon Fire and Marine of Per -land,
THE PORTUND SAYINGS BAHE
OF PORTLAND, OKKflON.
Paid up capital..
Surplus and prolits...
Interest allowed on sahg dcpi-its as
Un ordinary savings books, 1 1 vr is' per
On term savings books. C rcr .i pcr
On certlflcates of deposit :
Por three mouths, 4 per cent per a :iim.
For six months, 5 percent per an-mi.
For twelve months, c per cent per r.niiu:i.
FRANK DE1CUM. Prcsldtlit.
D. V. UlOMPSON, Vicc-PnM de:.t.
U. C. S'iRATrON. Ci-hhT.
Astoria National Bank
IS NOW OPEN FOR
GENERAL BAKKIHG BUSINESS
Accounts of Firms and Individuals Solic
ited on Favorable Terms.
Interest mid on Time Deposits. Money
Loaned on Personal security.
Foreign and Domestic Exchange bought
C. T. Edcc, President.
J oli n ilobson, Vice Prcs.
A. B. lMccj Cashier.
1). It. Warren. (. t);,,.,,,-,
ISAIHK, BOSTON, 1TIASS.
Accounts of Batiks, Bankers and Corpora
Our facilities for COLLECTIONS are excel
lent, and we re-discouut for Banks when
balances warrant it.
Boston la a Reserve City, and balances
with us from Banks (not located lu otiier
Reerv e Cities) count as a resen e.
We draw our own exchange n London
and the Continent, and make cable transfers
and place money by telegraph tlirougliout
we umieubuues amiuauaua.
We ha o a market for prune, first-class
Investment Securities, and invite proposals
from States. Couuties and Cities when is
We do a general Banking Business, aud in
ASA P. POTTER, President.
JOS. W. WORK, Cashier.
GUSTAV HANSEN, Prop'r.
A Large and Well Selected Stock of FIno
DiaioMs i Jewelry
At Extremely Low Prices.
All Ocods Bought at This Establishment
Watch and. Clock Repairing
Corner Cass and Squemoqua Street
LARSON & K1LLBACK
aki FUEsn: fritits.
Orders Delivered Freo of Charge. Country
Orders Solicited. Third street.
next to Tioneer office-
PATRONIZE HOME INDUSTRY!
There is no occasion for the most fastidi
ous of our citizens to send to Portland or
San Francisco for
Custom Made Clothes
As they can get Better Fits. Better Work
manship, and for less Money.
By Leaving their Orders with MEAXY.
New Goods bv Every Steamer.
Call and see him and satisfy yourself.
P. J. Meany. Jlercliaut Tailor.
All NightrLIchts, per Month, each Si co
12 o'clock 100
10 " ' 1 25
"West Shore Mill- Company.
LIDDICOAT & CEIBB.
Carpcntrrt aud Builtlcr.
Holt & McCurtrieN old stand, lme over 200
plates and drawing of all kinds and stjles
of dwelling-houses, ranng Irom $oco to
112.000. Call and se them.
Cannery, M Bits
Commodious HulUlinps conven'r ntly sllu
ated. with ample Ket Rack1 v. ill ! tented
for the coming season on the Columbia
Apply to V.'. W. PARKER.
A Pocket Match Safe Free to Smokers of
At ileiinout, France, an. aged lady "was
hilled by robbers.
Tho great firm of Dabsdat & Son,
Dablin, has failed.
A boiler in Liverpool exploded id
hillod three persons. v
A train boy ou tho Northern PaciCc
was killed by a passenger.
James "West, a bchool teacher, wa3
frozen to death near Wheeling, "W. Vn.
George "Watser, a traveling man, was
gagged and robbed in a Kansas City
F. It. "Walker, a paper manufacturer in
New York, has assigned; liabilities
"V. T. Heney, n San Francisco furniture
dealer lias, failed ag'rtn: liabilities
Uetting in New York oa the Dampscy
Fitzjiromon'; fight is largely in f.ivor of
Terrific fianl atorni3 a-e rtiorted in
central ll'.In :s and nindi il no t"e w:!l
Serfou i cba-gt s nra in do ncainst tho
new chief of pjlicoat 't'auom-. and his
Toe mtionts uudormg tho Iviapii j when the train was this side of Man
treatmont in B.tlliui-.n are reported as lan' Vtls3f& throagli the car with
, . ,. - orange3. Tho same man Jook three,
all doing well. . and after eatinff lwo ;isked th.e 1)rice
A bank in South Chicago was robbed . ie y.. (0t jj again he raised a
by daring thieves in broad d'tylight; tw-i howl on Hie price. He called tho boy
of thorn were caplnrod. hard naniRS as ho was leaving tho car,
i?. - n T?r.rtp ..r t:..:,,.-.n :,.
been confirmed a-. nKiciato i'l-stice &f I ho
Uniiwl HUtles nprmc coar;.
, A cuuuurffifcr'.s tle located in the
inuuutawis of Montana wup ranks, but
only one arrast was Hindu
The deuiosrits nrc arranji.n n sar-pri-e
for the republicans at the coming
session of ihe XlW YorI. lejjiRl.il a r .
E IWiuaslor Pierce, f Furioclc,
was sentenced in San FrancLssu cstcr
day on eleven counts of embezzlemeat.
Adverse report against tho a!:ndou
hkuI t.f Fort 15id.ve!l, Calirornia. will be
made to S-rclry l'rostor by Capt-:in
Tho strlka anion-! the employes in the
Clark Thread works at Newark, N. J.,
has ended by lb employes returning to
The situ ition ol nS tirs jiro.vin out of
the raiivyivMxiks hi 'sithnd U i'nprov
iugn.:I trii is h tv ennniencd to raovo
It u reportjd that an on';ij:ciiniit oc
curred between tho hostile tfiiiu-c and
troops and th it . -it'ito'i !j th Rid-!
wcro killf d
Jim C tzo tt i il Ja.vc J ck l li ivo
been maUmi'd Lj the CiliforliiaVthsciic'
club to Qgh, to a finish on Stiy t t:tst
for a purse of .?lrt,oon.
Tho dlsappearaucd of A.b .'. Jhn, i
diamond merchant, in Sct ST rk his
been accounted for b' the dis.jocry il'.it
$20,000 worth of stock h rais-his.
Suits havo been comme'ieod in Sai
Francisco aqainst tho Central & Southern
and tho Atlantic & PaciGc-llailroad com
pany to compel them to live np to their
contract with tho govtrcmeut.
Tho reported battle on Porcupine creek
between the hostiies and troops is con
firmed. Captain Wallace, of tho Seventh
cavalry, w-s killed and Licntecan
Garlington wojt ded; vir- few of 3Ug
Foot's baud wcro h ft alive
Addltiimr' Tchgittfth mi Fourth l'agr.
T: HEALTH RESTORER.
IT IS TEE IDTJAIiMEDIOTirS.
Itroi cs the Ljvct and Kidneys and Stomach,
Cu-o I ! liachc. Dvspepsli, crcal an Appe
tite, l-unfusthelajpurc Blood, and
jaake': The V.'eak Stron":.
UacJcvcrynlierc 81 3bottIe;gixfor$5
And Dealers in
Special Attention Given to Filling
A FULL UHE CARRIED
And Supplies furnished at Satis
f Lrc:ur.ses deliverrd in any part of the city
Office and Warehouse
fu Hume's New itmlding on Water Street
P. . ftox l-vs T-JephoneNo ST.
wrostiA. " ItEGON
Successors io Wilson & Fisher.
HEVVY AND MIELV
and Mill Feed.
iGENEKAL AUEXIS FOR:
SALEM PATENT ROLLER XILLS.
Portland Roller Mills.
FAIRBANKS' SCALES. ETC.
Astoria, - Oregon.
TRA&EDY ON THE RAIL
Muraer of a Train Boy oil the North
ern Pacific RoaH
DABMG ROBBERY OF A BABK.
Great Sand Storm in Illinois The
.Deadly Boiler Again A Man
Prcs3n to Death.
Special by Tho Uxitjcd Pakss.
-Tacoma, Dec 29. Passengers on
tbo Northern Pacific railroad over
land train tell. of iJiorrible crime
committed on the train near Dick
inson. , s
.A'passengeJy brawny and rough,
asked the t-ewsooy to bring him some
cigaw. Tho boy returned withjthe
box and asked 15 cents each for the
cigars. The passenger grumbled, but
The bov, .i few hours later, ana
,ll,u "' " w-' "i'su--" u" ' UUU1 "u
tired a shot at him. lao bullet taking
effect in ih3 back of hh neck. Tho boy
staggered and fell.
Several passengers crabbed the bur
ly murderer and securely bound him.
Tlif dead boy and his mnrderer were
sent back to "Dickinson on the east
bound overland. Their names could
not bo ascertained.
A South. Chicago BauliKobbcd In
Broad Say Xjight.
Special to Tuc Astoui x.l
CniCAao, Dec 29. A telephono mes
sage from South Chicago says that
three men entered a bank there to
day, covered the cashier with a re
volver and robbed the bank of all the
money it contained. They then
jumped into a "buggy and drove
rapidly toward this city.
Au alarm wi; given and officers
started in pursuit, but tho robbers
were out of sight
The police in this city wero uotiGed
at once aud officers sent to intercept
the fleeing robbera. The amount of
money secured is not yet learned.
After a chase of seven miles tho
police captured two of the robbers.
Several shots ware exchanged between
the polico and the fleeing thiovo3, and
one of tho latter was seriously
I wounded in tin thigh. Tin third
robl.er is still atlzlrge.
SAND AK BUST.
Terrific Storms Rag-ins: i" Cen
hjlTl li loTllE ASTOUtAX.I
JJLOoinxGTOx, 111., Dee. 29. Such
storms of sand and du-t as are now
prevailing in Central Illinois were
never before known at Ibis season, or
indeed at any time of the year. Not a
drop of rain has fallen in this country
for months. The wind has blown
strong aud continuously for several
das, and the dust and sand have been
so thick that it has been at times
almost impossible to sea across the
street. The dust has been blown en
tirely off the higher portions of the
streets and lies in deep drifts like
snow. Things aro drying up rapidly,
and the scarcity of rain is occasioning
great inconvenience to farmers.
FROZEN IN THE SNOW.
Sad Death of a School Teacher In
Special to Tub Astobiax.1
Wheeling, W. Ya., Dec 29.The
first loss of life ia this jsection from
the great snow storm is just reported
from Banilen, Lincoln county, to-day.
James "West, a school teacher, was
found frozen to death near there. He
was buried in a snow drift on the road
and was evidently on his way horn eto
spend New Years, when overcome by
THE DEADLST BOILER.
An Explosion in Liverpool That
Cost Three Lives.
Special to The Astokiax.1
Livebpooxi, Dec. 29. The boiler in
Irvin'slard factory exploded to-doy.
Three persons were Mlled nnd the
building badly wrecked.
X POSTMASTER IN LIMBO.
He is Sentenced on Eleven
Counts for Embezzlement.
Special to TnH Astoriax.
San Francisco, Dec. 29. H. W.
Pierce, ex-postmaster at Turlock, in
dicted for embezzlement was this
morning sentenced by United States
District Judge Hoffman to thirty days
imprisonment on each of eleven
counts, and fined $500 on each count.
Pierce will uppear before United
States commissioner this afternoon
and take the "poor man's oath" by
which ho hopes to get out of paying
Something for the New Year.
The world renowned success of Hostct
ter's htomach Bitters, and their continued
popularity forover a third of a century as a
stom8chic, is scarcely more wonderful than
the welcome that creels the annual appear
ance of Ilostetter's Almanac. This valuatte
medical treatise li published by The Hostet
ter Company , Pittsburgh. Ta., under their
own immediate suDerrision. cniDlovinc GO
hands In that department. They areiunnlnic
about 11 months In the year on this work.
ana uie issue oi same iorjhai win oe more
than ten millions, printed In the-English,
German, French, Welsh, Norwegian, Swed
ish, Ilolland, Bohemian and Spanish lan
guages Rerer to a copy of It for valuable
and Interesting reading concerning health,
and numerous testimonials as to the efficacy.
of nostettflrt Stomach Bitteis; amusement,
varied information, astronomical calcula
tions and chronological items, &c. which
can be depended on for correctness. Th
Almanac for 1591 can be obtalred free of
cosr, from druegists and general country
dea'ers In all parts or the country.
Worse TMan X.cpresy
ls Catarrh, and there is hut one prepa-ration-that
does cure that disease, and
that is the California Positive and Neg
ative Electric Liniment. Sold by J. W.
Conn. It also cures neuralgia, iheunia
tism, headache, sprains, burns aud all
pain. Try it and tell your neighbor
where to get it
Tho Geveramemt File a Scries ml
Special to Thk asiokiak.1
Sax Fbakcisco, Dec. 29. Suit has
been commenced in the United States
oircuit court by the United States
government against the Southern Pa
cific Company, the Central Pacific
Eailway, Atlantic & Pacific Bailroad
ComDanv and the "Western Union Tel-
This is one or a senes or suits, the
first of which was filed some time ago.
The first suit iaoluded the Southern
Pacific Company, Central PacifioNEail
road Company and the Western Union
Telegraph Company. Similar suits
have been filed in other oircuit courts
in different parts of the United States.
Tho purpose of the suit last begun
in this circuit is to compel the several
companies enumerated to Operate
their own lines of railroad and tele
graph under their own franchises and
to set aside the leases made in viola
tion of the terms agreed upon with the
Tko Dafeels Failure.
Special to Thk Astokiak.1
Elgin, HI., Dec. 29. Judgments,
aggregating over 60,000, have so far
been entered against M. "W. Dubois,
and it is thought that all liabilities will
reach 8100,000. His failure will of
necessity affect the Elgin Cattle Com
pany, in whicli he is a stockholder.
The failure of the National Bank of
Kansas City some time ago is said to
havo been the starting point to Du
THE 8I0DX WAR IS NOT ENDED
EejoM Engagement Between
Troops and the Mans,
A X UMBER REPORTED KILLED
special bv Tho Usitkd Press.
Omaha, Neb., Dec. 29. A Bee spe
cial from Pine Eidge says: A battle
was fought last night between the
hostiies and the troops, on Porcupine
creek, and a number were killed on
Captain Wallace and other officers
of the lower rank of the 7th Cavalry
are among the killed.
No more particulars were obtaina
ble up to a late hour to-day.
"Washington, Dee. 29. The war de
partment has received no report of the
light between the 7th Cavalry and the
Pine Ridge Aoenct, S. D., Dec. 29.
Couriers from the Bad Lands, who
arrived here this morning, announced
that a bloody and desperate conflict
occurred on Porcupine creek between
United States troops and the hostiies.
The fight was precipitated, by troops
under Colonel Forsythe, attempting
to disarm Big Foof s band.
Captain Wallace, commanding a
troop of the Seventh cavalry, was
killed and Lieutenant Garlington, of
the same regiment, was shot in both
arms. Several soldiers and Indians
were also wounded. The greatest ex
citement prevails among the agency
employes, and also among the friend
lies, many of whom are relatives of
the young bucks now on the warpath.
Grave fears are entertained here for
the safety of this post.
The courier who brought this news
of the conflict could only give facts
relating to the commencement of the
Later. A second fight occurred
near this agency this afternoon. One
of Colonel Forsytho's troops of the
7th Cavalry was fired on by some In
dians, who went out from Bosebud
camp near Pine Ridge. This caused a
skirmish in which two soldiers were
wounded. The Indians who were
camped near where this skirmish took
place, moved west to a creek near the
agency. Owing to the absence oE the
cavalry there is great trepidation here.
Indian scouts who have just come
in say that but few of Big Foot's band
aro left alive.
Fart Bldwcll Safe.
pecial to Ths Astobiak.
Washington, Dec. 29. CaptainLee
has reported to Secretary Proctor
ugainst the proposition to abandon
Fort Bidwell, in California, as a mili
A Happy New Year
That is what every one desires, there
fore I wish all, friends and strangors, a
Prosperous and. Happy New Year. May
you be exempt from all dangers, and
may Providence guard and bless yon all
is tho fervent wish of
Yonr grata fnl friend,
ALL THE SAME BUSSIA
Hiil Mini Proceeftings of Ta
coma's Cflef of Police..
TSmOEST PEES0HS AEEESTED-
It is Charged That Blackmail is Levied
And Other Outrages Per
petrated. Special by the United Pbess.
Tacoiia, Dec. 29. Much indigna
tion is felt by citizens here over the
actions of the new chief of .police and
Several innocent men have been ar
rested, thrown into dirty cells with
filthy drunkards and criminals and
not allowed even to send a note to
friends to bail them ont.
One man especially, named C.
Harper, has been in solitary confine
ment for nearly a week. Mo is booked
on suspicion, given no trial and no
chance to make a statement. The
only excuse the police force make is
that "there i3 a big reward offered for
a murderer in Illinois, and Harper
looks like him."
Harper claims to have friends, who
can clear him of suspicion, but until
lately no one knew he was in prison
Money, it i3 said, has been extorted
from keepers of houses of ill-fame un
der pretense of fines and they were
told to be ready to pay again shortly.
It is thought a petition will bo pre
sented to the mayor to remove the
GAUGES AND ROBBED.
Traveling- man Has
Special to The Astoeian.1
Kansas Crnr, Mo., Dec. 29. Geo.
Waters, a representative of the Morris
Safe and Lock Company, of Coving
ton, Ky., was gagged and robbed of
865 by two men in a room at the
Union Depot hotel about 1130 this
morning. When the robbers had de
parted Waters rang the bell and help
came, but it was too late to get any
trace of the robbers.
Thcr Kill an Ag-cd Lady Vho
Special to The Astokian.1
Paris, Dec. 29. While the Cure of
Mermont was attending to his duties
at the church last evening burglars
entered his houso and, being discov
ered were resisted by the Cures
mother, 88 years old. They murdered
the lady. There is as yet no ciue to
Sis Second Failure.
Special to The Astokian.1
San Francisco. Dec. 29. W. T.
Heney, a furniture dealer, failed to
day. Liabilities, Sio.OOO; assets, 30,
000. Heney failed two years ago. r
Took n Holiday.
Special to The AsTonrAN.i
Washington, Dec. 29. The houso
of representatives was not in session
J. F. Halloran returned last even
ing from a trip up the river.
Councilman John Fox and Col. E.
0. Hughes returned from a trip to
Portland last evening.
D. Morcran and wife, of this cily,
were registered at the Occidental
hotel, SanFrancisco, on Christmas day.
Misa Mav Havden. a compositor in
the office of the Oregonian, passed
through the city yesterday on her way
to San iranoisco, on tne uoiumoia.
F. L. Putney, editor of the Willapa
Citv Republican, and member-elect
of the Washington legislature, has
been here for two days and leaves this
morning for Portland and Olymnia.
H. B. Ferguson, a brother of J. E.
and E. Z. Ferguson, arrived in this
city Sunday from Petah City, Wash.
Hd left henfseveral years ago, and has
returned to locate in the city of hi3
What's Tight? . Why, Money!;
I Must Have
I Won't have room for the Elegant Spiing Stock now being manufactured for
me; consequently I am determined to dispose of everything at such
low figures thai you will rush in haste to get the first
pick at my Great Stock of
Overcoats, Eats, Furnishing Goods,
IE3to , lESto.
The Rustling Clothier
Seaater Alclrich. Freseats Hi
Special to Thk Atobiax.
"Washetotok, Dec. 29.- Aldrich, in,
accordance with notice given by him
heretofore, presented to the senate to
day his proposed amendment to the
rules otthat body to provide for call
ing th.9 previous question en any ques
tion unaer aeoate during una session
To a United Pres3 reporter later
Senator Aldrich said that he would
not ask for a consideration of the res
olution tq-morrowbut would let it go
to the calendar It will require a vote
of the senate to take it from, the cal
endar for consideration, and to do this
it will bo necessary that a quorum of
republican senators be present.
A COUNTERFEITER'S DEN.
Spurious Coin Made in a toady
' Cabin in Montana.
Special to The Astobiait.1
Ltvikgston, Mont., Dec. 29. Lately
a band of counterfeiter has been
flooding Montana with silver dollars,
but the United States detectives havo
been puzzled as to tho location of the
On Saturday United States Mar
shal Dever found a deserted, cabin
near Gray Cliff, on the Crow Indian
reservation, in which were all the an
paratu3 for the manufacture of spuri
ous coins. A man named Frank Ellis
was found in the locality and was ar
rested. He refused to say anything.
THE SAFE WAS CLEANED OUT
DisaspearancB of a Biaionl Mer
cian! Acconntel For.
LEFT TOOL TICKETS REHIXD.
Special by Tho United Press J
New York, Dee. 29. Tho diamond
and jewelry store of Albert John at
No. 389 Eighth avenue is in charge of
the sheriff. John has been missing
since Christmas, and when his big
safe was opened to-day, instead of
$20,000 worth of stock being found
therein the safe contained only one
copper peuny and a lot of pool tickets
Special to The Astobiasj
New York, Dec. 29. Frank B
Walker, a paper manufacturer, made
an assignment to-day. Hi3 liabilities
are estimated at 80,000.
MARINE NEWS AND NOTES.
The steam collier Willamette sailed
for Seattle and other ports on the
Tho British bark Lizzie Bell wa3
yesterday taken alongside, the U. P.
dock to lighter cargo before proceed
The liritish ship Dunbogrui is
lighlerine alongside tho U. P. dock,
after which she will go inland to finish
Tho British ship Kirltcudbrights
Jiiie cleared at the custom house yes
terdav for Qreenstown with 22,771
barrels of flour valued at 377,598.
H. B. Parker's new steamer, the
Astorian, went to Portland last even
ing. On her return here Bhe will be
given a trial trip, or as soon as the
weather is favorable.
The steamship Columbia, Captain
F. Bolles, sailed at noon yesterday
for San Francisco with a light passen
ger list and the following freight
from here: Nine hundred and forty
one bundles of pulp, 400 bundles of
shooks, 5,000 feet of lumber, 66 sacks
of oysters, 14: barrels of cranberries
and 3 tons assorted truck.
An Early Morning; Blaze.
The alarm of fire at 2 o'clock this,
morning was for a slight blaze in one
of tho rooms of the Occident hotel.
Timely discovery prevented a serious'
fire, but as it was the guests woke up
in fright and promenaded the hall
ways in all sorts of undress uniform.
The loss was nominal. Night clerk
Hitchen3 extinguished the blaze with
hand grenades, but the smoke poured
out so densely that many thought the
building was on fire.
Occident Hotel Building.
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