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(Mil ttiMlissM ffllisi KXCIUSIVE TELEGRAPH IC PRESS REPORT. VOL. XL. NO. 15. ASTORIA, OREGON, SATURDAY MORNING, MAY S7, 1893. PRICE, FIVE CENTS, ASSIGNEE'S Continued till old stock is closed out at cost. New Goods arriving sold at liberal discount. W. W. PARKER, Assignee. Last Week ! AND Dinsmore Bankrupt Store WILL GOODS AT YOUR OWN PRICE, We shall positively close next Saturday, .and to save freight, will sell goods at half what they cost. Remember, we will be open until SATURDAY ONLY. Dinsmore's Bankrupt Store. SOCIETY ITJEliTlNt.S. Astoria Lclo No. 60, A. O. V. W. HETS KVEKY FRIDAY EVENING AT u ,..!.,.. I, I.. ...I I U.1l....-..' U o uviur. jii wun i niima imin i-u jtiurning anil visiting brethren t'orUiuIly in vited. J. T. KOUKRN, Recorder. Scandinavian Benevolent Society ; . KliULAK MEKNNKS OK THIS S'J01M W t their rooms In Pythian building t rinlit jVi.M'k P M.. mi tlio second mill i.iirtn Tih-m-iliiyi ( f acli moutli, VH. l N I ELHi IN riwret;ir . .w.va ciaoiuptuo -I No. 13, l. U. u. F S1K;UI.AK MEKIINCS nK O0P.AN KN li eauijnnenl Vo it. I. it o. p., hi the l.oi'j:e In the O.lil Fellows Hullilmg, mi seven P. ., uii Mir second and fourili Monday of each month oiiriiliie; hmihr-n .wiiially Invited, By order 0. P. Astoria Buflcnug & Loan Association I V H V. l'.S-iiri. i K M KETl N(iS OK THIS ASSO I ciat.ion a-e held at P. M. un Ilia llr.-tt Wouueaday of eiicli muMlli. Ulloe on iJenevieve street, niilh nt r.iiH.imiiius. W. L. KOIIB, Secretary. Common Oouucil. IC'11H.AI MKKi 1NOS. UltST AND Ll nurd Tuesday evenings of each montli at 8 o'clock. B"Porscms dcaii'lng to have matters maed upon by theCuuiinll, at any regular meet tig must present the "iiiiic to the Auditor ami Clerk, on or bafore Hie Friday evening prior to the Tuesday on which the Council i-itd in mrulM meeting. K. OSP.UUN, Auditor and Police .lodge Hoard of Pilot Commissioners. niHiC REGULAR MEETINGS OK THIS BOARD, X will be Iil'IiI on tlio first Monday, of each nionin at tu a. m. at mo otiice oi rtonu rur ker. W. L. ROBU, Sec JEFF'S RESTAURANT -18 THE Bon Ton Ton Restaurant in the Town (And the Finest on the Coast.' Dinner Parties, Banquets a Special' Tkt Finest Wines aid Liquors. The Original and Mm (WORCESTERSHIRE) SAUCE Imparts tlio most delidoos EXTRACT ofaLETTEHfroro a MEDICAL GEN TLEMAN at Mad Ma tn hla hn,fa1 S at WOltCESTEB, fi JUT, 1CBI. ' T -Ton fSAUCl LEA ft PERRI-NH- s thit their sauce Is f0Toit hlyhly eateei&ed in iJ' India, and is in my r. opinion, tlio most pslotal. as -roll fKssrZ as toe most vbole- f&si some Muca tbt is L p. made. Beware of Imitations; 6eo that you get Lea & PerrW Biputnrs on every Iwttla of Orkinsl k Oennlna. JOHN IIIM'AN'H ONH, KKW Y'lltK. taste and last K 80CPM. la KA V 1 r-"V FISH, 4 v Tii.iM . rm n j MEATS, GAME, j BABEBITS, ' See. SALE Last Week! THE CLOSE. I. W CAS E BANKER. Transact0, a General Bankjnb Bubinkss. Drafts drawn available In any par of the 0 3 and Europe, and on Hong Kong, China, Office Honrs: 10 A. M. to 3 P. M. Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Oregon I. W. CASE, INSURANCE AGENT REPRESENTING . German-American, New York City, N. Y Union Fire and Marine, of New Zealand. National Fire and Marine Ins. Co., of Hartford. Connecticut Fire Ids. Co., of Hartford. Home Mutnal Int. Co., of San Francisco. Plurnix, of London. Imperial, of London. New York Plate Class Ins. Co. THE ASTORIA NATIONAL BANK I0E3 A GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS. Accounts of Firms and Individuals i-oHcHed on f avorable Terms. Interest paid on Time Deposits. Monej Loaned on Personal fecurltv. I Foreign aud Domestic Exchange bought an 1 TO1U. D. K. Warren, President. J. E. Hlpirin, Cashier. J.C Drraeni, Vice President I). K. Warren, 1 r,. 8. Wrlcht, I John HoImou, Directors II I'. Thomnson, Thro Braeker, J THE ASTOBIA SAVINGS BASK Acts as trustee for :orpornilnt Hiid Individ nals. Deposits solicited Interest will be allowed on mivliiic doposltt as tollows; On ordinary saviiiii' i ioks I p"r cnt. pci annum. Dn term sarlncrsbocry f. pi-r cent, per aninm. On certificates of deposit: For threo month", 4 per cent, per annum. For six months. 5 per cent, per annum. For twelve mouths, C per cent, per annum. I. W. CASE . ...President J. Q. A. BOWLBY....; Vlce-rrt sldent FRANK PATTON Cashier W. K. DEMENT ... Hecretar j directors: I. W. Case, J. Q. A. Bowlby, (Just Holmes. . C. H. Pace, Beni. Young, A. B. Reed. F. J. Taylar. THE PORTLAND SAYINGS BANK OF PORTLAND, ORBOOV. Paid np capital ....-....... .V2M),000 Surplus and profits . 60,000 If RANK DEKUM. President. D. P. THOM PSON, Vice-President H. 0. 8TRATTON. Cashier T. 33. WTATT Dealer In - . Hardware anti Ship Chanolcry, PWOII. rtrlt Vp.ri'!h, Plnari i1 Co Iihi I'Hovais lleni Sail Twin Ijtrd MI. Wrought iron Soikn-. lialvanUted Cut Niuis Orooorlos, :to. Agricultural Implements, S"inB Ma inacltines, l'Ainta and Oils. S MUST BE TRIED AGAIIi Tk Assemtily OYcrwlielminEly in Fa Tor of tnat EVIDENCES OF DEEP FEELING Speakers Shake Tlielr Fingers at the De fendant and Otherwise Express Their Condemnation. Associated Press. Washington, May 26. By a vota of 409 to 145 the Presbyterian general an sembly this afternoon decided to en tertain the appeal In the case of Dr. Brlg-g.s and the assembly will proceed with the trial tomorrow morning1. Roll call on the resolution was taken amid the most painful silence,, during which the defendant watched with fev erish anxiety the progress of th votes. All over the house, and In the gal leries the vote waa followed Intently. While the roll waa being called Modern ator Craig yielded the chair to xe- moderator, William C. Roberts, and himself voted: "aye." Throughout the long debate of the morning there were many evidences of feeling, and several of the speakers took advantage of an opportunity to arraign the defendant, shake their fingers sternly at him and otherwise express their condemnation. As one brother expressed It, "they forgot for the time being that they were members of the court of Jesus Christ." It was an Interesting spec tacle and a scene never to be forgotten. In the debate before the vote was taken, Elder McDougall referred to cer tain remarks which Brlggs madte In his own defense, and said he offered, If the case was sent back to the synod, to waive his constitutional right. "No," said Briggs, Interrupting. "Ah, I thought so," said McDougall. "You will get the case back to the syn od and then you will Insist upon all the constitutional rights that you can think of." The, elder continued In a bitter strain, and now and then a murmur of surprl&e swept over the assembly. Brlgga asked for a moment to reply to McDougall. Amid crlea of "No," and "hear him," Briggs was given one minute, and explained Uiat he had not offered to waive any con stitutional rights, but said he would leave the settlement of those rights to the decision of the synod. Dr. Duffleld said he had great personal apprecia tion of the scholarship and Christian character of Dr. Briggs. "If his log ical facts, equal his scholarship, I do not know his equal In the Intellectual world of America, - at least," he said. When Dr. Duffleld finished, the most sensational scene of the day and as sembly ensued. In the course of the venerable doctor's remarks his state ment of Professor Briggs' teachings were questioned by several commis sioners, and the professor himself gave utterance to an expression which could not be understood by the report ers. But as Dr. Duffleld Btepped down he came almost Into direct contact with Professor Brlggs, who with flash ing eyes had sprung to his feet, de manding to be heard. A storm of dissent and cries of "order" Immedi ately broke over the assmbly. A scene of great excitement and great dis order ensued, finally Dr. Briggs took hla seat and the storm subsided. A passionate address agalnts the plea of Dr. Briggs was made by William C. Young, moderator of the last assem bly. After further argument the de bate was declared closed. FOSTER FAILS. The Ex-Secretary of the Treasury Makes an Assignment. Fosterla, Ohio, May 26. Ex-Secretary of the' Treasury Charles Foster has failed and made an assignment. In 1879, when elected governor of Ohio for the first time, Foster was reputed to be worth a million dollars. During the next four years he lost heavily In Lake Superior copper mines, In natural gas and In street railway speculations. At Flndlay, during Its temporary boom, he Invested largely. When the bubble burst he, with many others, was caught for thousands of dollars. He also lost by endorsing notes for business and political friends. Since then he attempt ed to recoup his .loesses, but only be came mote deeply Involved.. The crash was temporarily averted by his ap pointment as secretary of the treasury. It Is thought he will not be able to more than pay his debts. According to the latest issue of the Bankers' Alma nac, the Foster Banking company has a capital of $40,000; surplus, $2000; undi vided profits, $9000. Business Is paralyzed and the result of the failure will b far reaching, probably Involving a majority of the leading Industries and business bouses of the city. Foster & Co. were put down as having a capital of $500,000 to $1,000, 000, but their credit was only rated by the agency a eecond class. Governor Foster has Issued a state ment saying his lendorsements for a window glass company and a brass and . Iron works company were very large and precipitated his failure. "It is only Just to myself to say that two things caused my downfall. One was neglect of business, occasioned by a devotion to politics, the other an over zealous desire to build up Fosterla. I do not know that at my time of life 1 ought to Indulge In the hope of being able to repair my fortunes and pay my debts, but that I shall try will be the one end for which I shall live." The governor craves the generous Judg ment of the public and estimates the liabilities of the various concerns In volved at $600,000, the assets of which, on paper, more than cover the liabili ties. Since Foster left the treasury de partment he paid off $160,000 of his ob ligations here, and, but for a difficulty In making loans, would have been able to carry on hlfl various enterprises. The loss to business men who were depositors in the bank Is one of the deplorable features In the crash. It is confidently believed that some of them will suffer to an extent that will cause them to go under. ' A run was made on the Mechanics' Savings bank this morning as soon as its doors opened, but the demands were promptly met. The assignment of Da vis & Foster, wholesale grocers, will probably prove to be the direct cause of the failure of a number of grocery concerns In the state. The loss to Fpstena Is great, but regret on this ac count In no way lessens the sympathy expressed for the ex-secretary. It Is . conceded his generosity and public spirit have been the indirect cause of his financial downfall, as he was ever ready to lend a helping hand. HEAVY FAILURE IN PORTLAND. Portland, May 26. The Oregon Pav ing and Contract Company has made an assignment to F. C. Lytle In behalf of. their creditors. The liabilities are placed at $43,000. The assets are not given. John Drew Is president and Da vid Steel secretary of the company. The creditors aio residents of this city. James Steel, one of the principal stock jiolders, estimates the assets, at $30,000,' and that the creditors ought to get 50 cents on the dollar. The capital stock was $30,000, all paid up. This was paid In to keep the firm's obligations. The company had the contract to sup ply rock for the Columbia river Jetty. The principal creditors are the Port land Savings Bank, and Ladd & Tllton, whose claims aggregate $40,000. IRELAND'S DAY. Chicago, May 26. Another world's fair day was ushcaed In with cold, raw weather, diminishing the attendance In comparison witav what It would have been with clear skies and a comforta ble temperature. Among the features at the. fair today was the dedication of thw Irish village with religious and civic .ceremonies. Chicago, May 26. This afternoon United States District Attorney Gil christ said it would be Impossible to prepare a bill for an Injunction in time to prevent the opening of the world's fair gates aext Sunday. After hearing arguments all today In the Cllngman case to prevent the di rectors closing the gates on Sunday, Judge Stein, of the superior cou.rt, took the matter under advisement un til Monday MAKING RAIN IN KANSAS. Wichita, Kan., May 26. By a pre concerted arrangement between the mayors of -the towns of Wellington, Wlnfield, Arkansas City, South Haven, Caldwell, Hutchinson and Newton, a simultaneous bombardment of the heavens began at noon yesterday. Can non and every explosive within reach were brought into requisition, and hun dreds of men and boys with guns blazed away at the skies till 2 p. m., when the clouds opened their leser volrs and drenched the earth, the rain continuing for four hours and wonder fully Improving the crop prospects. RUSSIAN CROPS GOOD. St. Petersburg, May 26. Abundant warm rains followed by sunshine have Improved the prospects ot a harvest. On the whole crops promise to be fairly good. Most of the winter crops, how ever, In Podolla, Kleff, Ekatorineslav and Khorson are ruined. Spring crops will be excellent.' FATAL CYCLONE. Vandalla, Mo., May 26 A Cyclone struck Ladonla, a small town ten miles west of there, last night, killing Jack Willis, seriously Injuring many others, and completely wrecking five business houses and Ave dwellings. AN IMPORTANT DECISION. New York, May 26. Under a decis ion rendered here, business men who refuse to enter trusts and combinations are entitled to relief when these trusts try to force them to the wall. A CRASH IN AUSTRALIA. Melbourne, May 2. The Mercantile Financial Trust aad Agency Company has failed. The nominal capital was $20,000.00. The- British deposits In It were $L5D0.00O." II THE Secretary Perlicrt SpcaKs Highly of the Mare Island Navy Yam. TBEASTJBY rjSUB MISSEL) Chinese Registration Laiger Than at First Antlolpated-Itslj 'a Klplomalio Representation. Associated Tress. Washington, May 26. Secretary Her bert has given his approval to the find ings and recommendations made by Captain Mathews, as the result of his Inspection of Mare Island, Cal., navy yard. The secretary Is gratified at the nature of the report, as it enables him to carry out a plan which he cherished as In tho line of economy, and calcu lated to build up important naval In terests on the Paclflo coast. Captain Mathews found the plant and equip ment of the yard of the first quality, and capable of doing repair work of a high order, while the labor is thorough ly skilled. Secretary Herbert announc es that hereafter he will order all re pair work, not only for the Pacific sta tion, but also for vessels of the Asi atic station, to be done at Mare Island navy yard. Hertofore It has been the practice of the department to order Asiatic vessels to proceed to " the. At lantic coast for repairs. Captain Math ews was able by the directions of the secretary, to closely Inspect the coaBt defense vessel, Monteiey, In view of the reports that her boilers were ru ined on her trial trip. He found that there was no basis for the reports, and the vessel la In splendid condition. SOMEBODY HELPING HIMSELF. Washington, May 26. United States Treasuier Nebeker today paid into the United States treasury $1,055, the amount having been stolen or lost from the treasury cash.' The money was all lost in the redemption division of the treasurer's office at three dif ferent times, and all since the fourth of last March. At the time of their oc curences the losses were reported to Chief Drummond of the secret service of the treasury department, but he has been unable to discover how the money disappeared,' whether by theft or by getting Into the waste paper re ceptacles. THE CHINESE REGISTRATION. Washington, May 26. Reports re ceived at the treasury department In dicate a. lnrjrer registration of Chinese than was at first anticipated. So fur the leports from forty-nine nut of sixty-three Internal r vi'nu - districts oi the United States show 11.27S C1lnv leglstercd. Tho latent return? fn m the Pacific states show: First,- California, 2,322; fourth, California, 2,528; Oivrr .n, 1,055. . RAISING HIS RANK. Washington, May 26. Secretary Gresham has received official notice of the purpose of the Italian government to raise Us dlplomatlo representative at Washington to the grade of em bassy. Our minister to Italy will now be mode an embassador. HONORING THE INFANTA. New York, May 26. Society honored the Infanta Eulalle with a ball this evening, which for grandure lmpres slveness and ellgance, was not excelled by any similar function ever held In the metropolis. The affair was gten under the auspices of their exellencles the ministers of Spain, Mexico, Peru, and Brazil. Rich and magnificent as have been the decorations of Madison Square Garden In times past. It Is probable those of tonight were never equaled, certainly never before In this country have they been surpassed. All the artistic skill of the florist was called Into play to present a scene that will never be forgotten. PATROL FLEET GOING NORTH. Vallejo, Cal., May 26. Advices re- celved at the navy yard today from Port Townsend report the Bering Sea patrol fleet ready for the summer cruise north, having coaled and provis ioned there. Many desertions among the crews are reported. The Ranger Is said to be short handed, while the Mo hican has lost over iteventy men. The Albatross will arrive at Port Townsend tonight with a draft of men for ; the Mohican, and as soon as they are de livered the fleet will proceed north. NO BUSINESS OF THEIRS. Macon, Ga, May 26. The general as sembly of the Presbyterian church this morning tabled the resolution provid ing for a petition to the congress of the United States to nnntill the Chinese exclusion act. LARGE GOLD SHIPMENT. Washington, May 26. Advices re ceived at the treasury department to day state that $3,000,000 In gold was en gaged at the New York sub-treasury for shipment tomorrow. When this Is deducted from tlie gold on hand ($98, 804,000), It will leave the gold reserve Invaded to the extent of $4,200,000. No uneasyness is felt by this withdrawal of gold, as the policy of the adminis tration Is to use the gold reserve when necessary, as available cash. TO RAISE THE SAN PEDK Tacoma, May 26. The Pacific Im provement Company will make another attempt to raise the collier San Pedro, Which was wrecked near Victoria! In November, 1892. Captain Saehlnn, of New Xork, is to do the work. Struck a False Lead, Wrtiten for the Astorlan. Far In the bosom of the Sierra Ne vodas Is a busy mining camp In Dead Man's Gulch, so called from the fact that a number of prospectors early In the seventies where the present camp was located found a little hut built of bark and mud. The hut contained a rude fire place and a bed of pine boughs. Half sitting on the latter was the body of a white man. One hand rested caressingly upon the "pan" on which his eyes seemed to gaze as If in Bearch of the glittering sands. The rest of his "kit" lay scattered about the room. Nothing to show the man's history they found. No clew to his Identity; only a faded white rose blo som. Alone he V,ad crossed the Great Divide which separates us from the un known. Alone, while the rain fell In cheerless pattering, the owl hooted from the dismal pines, and the death watch throbbed on the wall. ' , Unknown, un mourned, no "partner" to cheer him or carry his dying mess age to his friends, he lay with the clammy death chill upon his brow, in his wild delirium muttering, "I struck a false lead." Then, after a pause, "Where Is my pan? Ha! old friend, you are the only thing that made me forget. Forget !" And the word echo ing through thii halls of memory, flashed back the panorama of his life In all Its vividness, as it appears to dying men. It Is a bright June day, Two lovers sit beside a babbling brook, the air redolent with the odor of wild flowers, "You will always love me," he had said. Then sealed her answer with a kiss. He could pity Dick then. Dick was his only rival. Yes, ho saw it all now. ' . Then the scene passed on. It was war time. Whom would they draft. Tho lot fell to Dick, who had a wid owed mother dependent on him for sup lort. Hp hud no feeling for Dick, other than pity. He would volunteer. Anntliir iiceno beside the brook. It wtto a farewell meeting, 1 will soon re tur.i Tiiwle, from the wor," he said, in answer to her passionate entreaty. - . It was a battle 'now. He felt a strange fear as the bullets whistled by, and his comrades fell one by one. Then he thought of the little maid In the fur New England town, and he grasped his rifle tighter. . The battle was over. The smoke cleared away and he heard an officer ask his name. "Private" he sold. "Corporal," said the officer, and passed on. Long marches, and bloody battles followed. He was sergeant now. Then came the great assault on the occasion of which he was one of the first over tl.e breastworks. He remembered the wild yells of victory, the groans of the wounded and then he felt a sickening, burning pain in his chest and knew no more. The next scene waa In the hospital, where he lay among a lot of cots. A man approached, surrounded by a num ber of officers. Hla was a strange, strong fuce, known to all; It was the President. "Heie Is your brevet as captain," he said, approaching the cot of the wounded man. A few weeks passed on and he was once more In the streets of his na tive town, hurrying as fust as possible to meet his promised bride. There was a commotion around the church, where a marriuge had been solemnized. The bride was coming out, leaning upon the , arm of the bridegroom, Dick. The sol dier saw her, and bending forward he tried to get a good look. She saw rim. Then, smiling playfully, she plucked a rose from her bouquet and threw It to him. He stooped and picked It up. It was the only remnant of his lost love. Then the strong man bowed his head. A feverish anxiety to leave seized him and he dragged himself away. Now far in the mountain fastness he was dying, the fever having laid him lew. Once more addressing his "pan" he murmured, "I struck a false lead, but you were the only thing that made me forget." And now the darkness seemed to deepen like a curtain hiding the drama of his life, an Inarticulate effort to murmur a name and the unknown stranrrer had passed over the range. W. C. PELT M. D.