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4& EXCLUSIVE TELEGRAPHIC PRESS REPORT. ASTORIA, OREGON. TUESDAY MOKNINGr, MAY W, 1893. PRICE, FIVE CENTS, VOL. XL. NO. 109. ASSIGNEE'S SALE Continued till old stock is closed out at cost. New Goods arriving sold at liberal discount. May 15th s '1 Dinsmore's Bankrupt Sale Will Be Over, And in order to close out the entire stock we have cut prices way below the wholesale price. Don't miss this chance. It is the last call. Come early and avoid the rush. Yours Truly, LEE KOHN. ,; SOCIETY MEETINGS. Scandinavian Benevolent Society. KEUDLAll MEKTINUS OF THIS SOJIMY at their rooms In I'ythlau building c eilit o'clock i'. m.. on the second aud loun.li Tues day! ol each month, AUG. DANIEL80N Secretary. Ocean Enoatpprue-.t No. 13, 1. O. O.F KECOLAR MEETINGS OF OCEAN EN campiuent No. 18. I. (. O. F at the Lodne. Ia the Oild Fellows ISullding, at Beveu P. M., ou the second and fourth Mondays of each month. Sojourning brethren cordially ir.vlted. By order 0. P. Astoria Butlduig & Loan Association mHE REGULAR MEETINGS 0FTH1H ASSO JL ciatlou are held at 8 P. m. on tbe first Wednesday of each month. Olilce on Genevieve street, south of Cheuanius. W.L. ROBK, Secretary. Common uouncu. KBOCLAK MEETINGS, FIRST AND third Tuesday evenings of each month W g o'clock. mar Persons desiring to have matters acted upon by the Council, at any reeulur meeting must present the same to the Auditor and Clerk, ou or before the Friday evening prior to the luesdav on which the Council iioifls IN reeuUr meeting. K. OSBOKN, Auditor and Police J mine. Hoard of Pilot Commissioners. mni! REGULAR MEF.TINGS OF THIS BOARD, J. will be held ou the flrBt Monday, of each month at 10 a. in. in tbo rooms of the Atoria Chamber of Commerce. V. h. ROBB, Sec JEFF'S EESTATJEAKT IS THE Bon Ton Ton Restaurant in the Town ' (And the Finest on the Coast) Dinner Parties, Banquets a Specialty Tht Finest Wines and Liquors. 0. A. STINSOK & CO- BLACKSM (THING Ship and Cannerv work, Iloraasnoeing, Wag ons made and repaired. Go id wjrk guaranteed On Cass street, opposite me ' tmm Talk o hce The Original and Genuine (WORCESTERSHIRE) -TJftg w "" 1 1 - mis , t .1 sftssfcfcisiii i SAUCE Imparts the meet delidons iute and fart tC FX Tit ACT of a LETTER from aMF.DICAL OES. TLESIAN atMad n. to bis brother at WORCESTER. May, 1KL LEA ft PERRIES' GltATICV FISH, HOT 4l COLD MEATS . GAME, India, end t in my opinion, tua xooft riiptnblft, 3 w. U b tbu vitt whole irr.e Puuoa UuU u CiiAie." AS Pu:::,3 vfELsii- UA2EBITS, Beware of Imitations; rr- -t B39 that you get Lea & Perms' tlCtutniT m rrcrr t-ottls of Oriirinil ft Genuine. IOUH ltMA'S HONS, MEW T'tUK. . W. PARKER, Assignee. L "W. CASE, BANKER Transacts a General Bankino Bcbikess. Drafts drawn available in any par: of the U 8 aud Europe, aud on Hong Kong, China, Office Hours:-10 A. If. to 3 P. M. Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Oregon. I. W. CASE, INSUKANCE AGENT, REPRESENTING German-American, hi Tori City, N. T. Union fire and Marina, of New Zealand. National Fire and Marine Ins. Co., of Hartford. Connecticut Fire Ins. Co., of Hartford, Home Mutual Ins. Co., of San Francisco. , Phoenix, of London. I Imperial, of Iondon. New York Plate Glass Ins. Co. THE! ASTORIA NATIONAL BANK DOES A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS. Accounts of Firms and Individuals Solicited on Favorable Terms. Interest paid on Time Deposits. Monej Loaned on Personal security. Foreign and Domestic Exchange bought an! sold. D. K. Warren, President J. K. Illuirias, Cashier. J.C Drniftni, Vice President It. K. Warren, 1 (!. 8. Wrlcht, I John Hobsun, (Directors. H C. Thompson, 1 Theo Bracser, J THE iSTORIA SAVINGS BAHK Acts s trustee for corporations and Individ uals. Deposits solicited Interest will be allowed on savings doposits as lollows; On ordinary savings b ioks 4 per cent pe annum. On term savings books 6 per cent, per annum. On certificates of deposit: For three month, i per cent per annum. For six months, 6 per cent per annum. For twelve months, 6 per cent per annum. I. W. CASE -.President ). Q. A. BOWLBY Vice-President FRANK PA1T0N . ............Cashier W. E. DEllKtiT ... -.....-.Secretary directors: - 1. W. Case, J. Q. A. Bowlby, Oust Holmes, . C. U. Page. Benj. Youm:, A. S. Reed. F. J. TaylM. THE PORTLAND SAYINGS BANK OF POBTLASD, OUKOOX. raid np cspiuu ... -.1260,000 surplus ana profits.... - -.- 60,U0C r KAN K IIEKOM. PMident. D. P. THOMPSON, Vice-President H. C. ST RATION, Cashier J". 33. WYATT Dealer In - Uhtimrt and Ship Chandlery, Pun- nl. Brlsbt Varnish, Flnaele fMl. Cot t'Ki Ciinva, J!Ti Sll Twine. Ird Oil, Wrought Ii-m Spikes, GalvaDlztedCut Nails Qrooories, 33to. Agricultnml ImplomepW, 8'wlng lla luachiuey, Vsuu j aud Oils. II TERRIBLE CRIME IS EXPIATED Carlyle W. Harris Electrocnted Tester flay at M Sins. .. MISS POTTS' MUEDES AVENGED Harris Pronounced Dead Before the Ex piration of k Minute Itelatives to Uave the Body. Associated Press. Sing Sing, May 8. Carlvle W. Harris, the young medical student, whoso trial nni conviction In New York city for poisoning Helen Potts, to whom he had 1sen secretly married, attracted so much attention, was electrocuted In prison hore today. Throngs of people gathered on the hillside overlooking the tcray prison walls, though the only thing whteh the beholders could ee was the display of the black flag above the tower, after he had been officially pronounced dead. Every possible ef fort was made to secure a reversaliof the sentence, and fhat falling, to In duce Governor Flower to. mitigate the punishment, but without avail. He slept little during the night, and rose early this morning and looked over a manuscript he had prepared to be giv en" to the press after his death. He seemed cooler this morning and ate a light breakfast at 8 o'clock. The death warrant was read at 8:30. Its reading had no visible effect on the condemned man. Half an hour later the prison chaplain spent an hour with him. Then one of the medical examiners visited him. und found him showing1 some elgns of nervousness, but nothing more. Harris did not ask for morphine or any stimulant. The witnesses numbered twenty seven, consisting of Beven physicians, ten newspaper men, ten state officials and friends of the warden. Arrived In the executive, chamber, the witnesses took seats In a semi-circle around the death chair, and everything being In readiness, too keepers brought Harris Into the chamber, accompanied by the chaplain. He looked pale as he en tered the room, paused an Instant, and calmly surveyed the assembled wit nesses. One of the keepers Indicated the chair to him, and without even a glance of curiosity at the death-dealing machine, he stepped forward, and took his seat. As he did so he requested permission to speak. This was accord ed him and he said, speaking as If every word cost him a great effort: "I have no further reservation to make; I desire to say I am absolutely Inno cent." Then he settled back In the chair, and the electrodes were quickly, attached. The signal was given, the lever clicked sharply, and the form of the condemned man stiffened till the straps creaked, while 1760 volts, passed through his frame. At the end of two seconds the current was reduced to 150 volte, which was continued. 64 ' seconds longer, when Harris was pronounced dead. As the current was finally shut oft the body dropped bach limp. The ex amination showed no signs of life, and It was evident that death was Instan taneous. The execution was most suc cessful. The relatives will take the body away this afternoon. Undertaker Klpp procured the pris on physician's certificate of the cause of Harris' death and then drove Into the prison grounds. The wagon con tained a highly polished oak casket which was carried into the death cham ber where the body of Harris, dressed In a dark suit of prison-made goods, reposed upon a table. The body was placed In the casket." The undertaker refused to disclose the plans for the disposal of the body, A silver plate upon the cover of the casket contained this inscription: "Carlisle W. Harris, murdered May 8th, 1893, aged 23 years, 7 months, 15 days. We would not If we had knpwn."- There was a very Impressive scene at the Amber House In the afternoon, where Mr. Harris saw the reporters. The remarkable woman stood calm and passive, ' facing them with dry eyes and a firm voice, said: "It has been said that Carlisle Har ris was guilty because he shed no tears. When Helen Potts died, I shed no tears, and God knows I loved Carlisle Harris. My boy was Innocent. You men who saw him die, know he went to the chair an Innocent man. With his last word he declared his Innocence, and yet he has been killed. He has been judicially murdered. His last state ment was to be given as soon as he was dead, and I have not received It yet. I do not think I shall ever see It; at least not as my boy wrote It. It was my boy's last wish that it be given out today, but I am powerless to carry It out" Warden Durston was asked for Car lisle Harris' statement which It was understood rhad been prepared for tbe press. Durston promised to turn this statement over to Mrs. Harris, but this afternoon said he thought it best to submit it to the superintendent of prisons, first, and ho will mall it to him this afternoon. A LIBEL DISMISSED. - San Francisco, May 8. United States Judges McKenna, Morrow and Hawley sitting as the circuit tourt of appeals, affirmed the Judgment of tho United States district court of Southern Cali fornia dismissing the libel against the Chilean 'steamer Itata, and releasing the; vessel and two thousand cases of rifles- which she had aboard when sell by the United States marshal when In San Diego harbor two years ago. The libel filed In the case of the Itata charged violation of section 5283 of the United States revised statutes, and set forth that the Itata had been fitted out with Intent to cruise and commit hostilities against the govern ment of Chile with which the govern ment of the United States was at peace. The court finds! that the state of facts as alleged in the libel is not borne out In the evidence. AN ENCOURAGING SIGN. New York, May 8. The Chicago stock exchange clearing house has an nounced that the brokers' sheets passed all right. This meant that the dreaded Monday settlement has been effected without any dellnqulncles, and a .treat feeling of relief went through the exchange. ., There was a little flurry at the open ing due to the sudden break In General Electric from 80 to 77, which unsettled market caused liquidations throughout the list, In which Electric fell to 74, a decline of 7 1-8 points from Saturday's close. The raid on this stock was due to developments concerning the com pany's fight with the Westlnghouse people. SUNSHINE AT CHICAGO. Chicago, May 8. The day dawned bright on the "White City," and the prospects of decidedly increased at tendance during the; current week, compared with that of last, seem very good Indeed. was to Have been May 17, has been postponed until sometime In June ow ing to the unfinished: condition, of the state building. A magnificent display was witnessed by the thousands of visitors at the fair tonight when the whole electrlo force stored within th e grounds was turned oa making one of the grandest electro Illuminations ever seen in the country. DEMPSEY'S COMING FIGHT. Portland, May 8. Jack Dempsey has decided to accept the Coney Island club's contract for the Smith fight. He has received $500 expenses, and thinks they would not send the money unless they had Smith secured. THE MATCH MAuiS. Boston ,May 8. Billy Smith today signed an agreement for a bout with Jack Dempsey at the Coney Island Club, on June 30th, under Queensbury rules, five-ounce gloves, $5,500 to win ner and 3500 to loser. The principals are not to exceed 142 pounds each, and the forfeit Is $500. A BOLD DECLARATION. Berlin, May 8. -The National Zeltung says that the relchstag just dissolved was the worst parliament since the foundation of the empire, and should the electors give in to the triumvirate composed of Bebel, Rlchter and Lleber, the ruin of Germany would be effect ed, peace menaced, and the achieve ments of the years '66 and '70 be de stroyed. WHITE'S FINANCIAL STATUS. . New York, May 8.-S. V. White, whose failure was recently announced, sent a communication to the president of the stock exchange this afternoon, saying;. "I am able to pay twenty-five per cent, of my adjusted differences to members who are my creditors" NOTABLE DEAD. Washington, May 8. Colonel Ward H. Lemon, President Lincoln's private secretary and author of the life of the martyred president died at Martln's burg, Va., today. APPLICATION BANK DEPOSITS. Where a bank receives money on de posit without notice of any Hen on the money deposited. It Is bound to pay checks drawn on it by the depositor, and It is not liable to a person holding a Hen upon the money for so doing. But where a bank holds a mortgage on the property of a depositor It is authorized by such mortgage to appro priate tho deposits to the payment of the notes for which such mortgage Is given. Though where a bank receives money on deposit, and afterwards a note payable at that bank- by the. de positor Is placed In the bank by the payee for collection, but at the time the note becomes due there are no funds of the maker In the bank, the bank Is not bound to appropriate to the part payment of the note funds after wards received at the bank to the cred it of the maker, of the note. Merchants' & ' Planters' Bank vs. Myer, supreme court of Arkansas. 20 S. W. Rep. 404. President Cleyclanl Decides TM They Must Cease. TREASURY OFHOIALS ABE EAST Confidence Felt In the Ability of th Ad ministration No Bankers' Assistance Will B Asked. Associated Press. Washington, May 8. The gold situ aXlon remains about the same and gives little of no concern to officials of the treasury department. The feel absolute confidence in the ability of the admin istration to handle the situation with out alarm to the country or detriment to the public credit of the United Sates. Secretary Carlisle Is quoted as saying that the situation Is entirely satisfactory; that he has assurance that the New York banks would aid the department If necessity arose, but he did not believe that it would be nec feBsarv. The president's order closing the White House to office seekers, formed the chief topic of conversation today. Expressions regarding It are varying In character accurdJng to the condition of the ppeaker. Senators and represen tatives with large and active constltu tenoles are Inclined to favor it, as they are relieved from a great deal of pres jui'i from Importuning followers! Politicians say the order will have the effect of making a close corporation of the patronage system, and that the president will be debarred from hear ing the voice of the people on the fit ness of candidates. In opposition to these opinions It Is urg edthat thep resident has borne with patience the personal solicitations of people for two months, for as a mat ter of fact the pesonal presence of ap plicants Is seldom necessary. It la. ar gued that a denial of personal Inter views does not cut off' thet right of citizens to make Indorsements or put forward candidates. It Is stated on the best authority that the order of the president was deed (led upon at a cabi net meeting held last Friday. The president said he now had more Im portant buslnesswhlch demanded atten tion than he had had during the en tire four years of his previous admin istration. To these matters he had no time to devote himself on account of the crowds of men continually calling on his time to Importune him for po sitions. The time for human endur ance had come to an end and some thing had to be done. WAR VESSEL FOR NICARAGUA. Washington, May 8. The disturbed condition of affairs In Nicaragua will probably result In the United States sending a war vessel to the west coast of that country. Suqh action Is being considered by Secretary Gresham, but no information has been received at the state department concerning since Consular Agent Holman wired Secreta ry Gresham last week that a serious revolt occurred. THE MONTEREY'S BOILERS GOOD. San Francisco, May 8. Captain Louis Kempff, In command of the United States coast defense ship Monterey, was seen by a representative of the Associated Press today. Captain Kempff says that untrue reports have been distributed by a number of papers throughout the country regarding the condition oft the Monterey's boilers. He states that a few days ago the ship was run for some time with all her boilers working at a pressure of 160 pounds, and that a board of naval offi cers who were on board at the time to witness the test, pronounced the boil ers and everything about the ship en tirely satisfactory. AN AFFECTING SCENE. Brookhaven, Miss., May 8. The Whttecaps pleaded guilty today and were sentenced to 2 years In the penitentiary.- There was a most affecting scene In court. The prisoners broke down completely, wept and, begged the Judge to show them as much lenlety as possible. One wife of a whltecapper held a small baby up to the judge and asked him to spare her husband. The Judge held the baby a moment and tried to soothe the mother but could not spare the father. DAVITT HESIGNED. London May 8. Michael Davltt, an tl-Parnelllte member for Northwest Cork, has resigned his seat In parlia ment owing to bankruptcy. Davltt's financial troubles were caused by costs attendant upon the North Meath elec tion contest. INSIST ON THEIR RIGHTS. Salem, Or., May 8. In the circuit court of Linn, county, D. C. Sherman has brought proceedings against the trustees of the Oregon Soldiers' Home, enjoining them from locating the sol diers' home at Roeeburg, contrary to the provisions of the state constitu tion. A temporary Injunction was granted and defendants cited to appear at Salem May 23d and show cause why a preliminary Injunction should not be Issued as prayed for. ACCIDENT TO THE AL-KI. Port Townsend, May 8. The steamer Chllcat arrived from Juneau tonight, en route to Astoria, and reported that the steamer Al-Kl struck a reef near Mary's Island, on her trip north, sus taining slight damage. The Al-Kl was leaking slightly when the Chllkat left, but the examination had not proceed ed far enough to warrant putting her on the beach for repairs. A small por tion of the cargo was damaged. The Routh bound passengers were sent here in the Chllkat on account of the acci dent to the Al-Kl. The Al-Kl was twelve days late In arriving In Juneau and the inhabitants had begun to suf fer for want of fresh provisions. THE DANUBE'S CHINESE. Portland, May 8. Collector Lotan has examined ICS of the Chinese pass engers on the steamer Danube. There are 467 still on the vessel, about half of whom have been examined and rejject- ed. Those rejeotfd, It was understood, will apply to tha court for permission to land. . , ARKANSAS' CONVICT LABOR. Little Rock, May 8. The act abolish ing the convict lease system In this state went Into effect today, and 700 leased convicts were turned over to the care of the rtate. ARRIVED IN PORTLAND. Portland, May 8. The steamer Hay Man Republic arrived this morning from Vancouver with twenty-one Chi namen and 121 Japanese, SEATTLE CONFLAGRATION. ' Seattle, May 8. The losses by last night's fire on Gesler avenue aggre tf tte $37,000; Insurance, $15,000. The Gesler estate loses $15,000, on which there la no Insurance. GENERAL GONZALES DEAD. City of Mexico, May 8. General Gon zales, expreeident of this republic and governor of the Btate of Juana Juanto, died this afternoon. SIX MORE MEN DEAD. Cairo, Ills., May 8. Six more of the men scalded by the bursting of the flue of the steamer Ohio have died, making thirteen In all. .TISNNYSON'S SUCCESSOR. London, May 8. Gladstone has of fered the place of poet UureaU t the dis'ingulshed art crttio and writer, Jno. Ruskln. Vienna, May 8. The long drouth la . broken and tho wheat crop Is placed beyond all possible ' danger. STIPULATIONS THAT ARE VOID. A stipulation on a telegraph blank against liability for mistake or delay In the transmission of an unrepealed message Is void. So, also, Is a stipula tion limiting liability, unless specially Insured, to a certain number of times the price paid for transmitting the mes sage. The reason for this Is that tele graph companies are such corporations created for the public benefit, endowed with special privileges, such as the right of eminent domain, performing the most Important functions of com merce, and In cases where celerity and dispatch are necessary, taking the place of the postal service, that at least ordinary skill and diligence are requir ed of them, and that public policy for bids they should be protected - from liability for damage by reason of any degree of negligence. If on account of art electrical disturbance In the atmos phere a message cannot be sent, or but Imperfectly sent, or If from any other cause, not to be provided against with the appliances afforded by science and by a reasonable foresight, there Is a failure to comply with the contract. these are matters already provided for by law, and not necessary to be stipu lated against In the contract. Brown vs. Postal Cable Co, supreme court ofNorth Carolina. 16 S. E. Rep. 179. OF A ROMANTIC TURN. Some years ago, "Quips," of Buffalo, says, a Rochester clergyman In baptiz ing an Infant paused In the middle of the service to Inquire the name of the Infant, to which the mother, with a profound courtesy, replied: "Shady, sir, if you please." "Shady?" replied the minister. "Then It's a boy, and you mean Shad rach, eh?" "No, please, your reverence. It's a girl." "And pray,"" asked the Inquisitive pastor, "how happened you to call the child by such a name?" "Well, sir," responded the woman, "If you must know, our name Is Bower, and my husband said as how he should like her to be called Shady, because Shady Bower sounds so pretty."