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EXCLUSIVE TELEGRAPHIC PRESS REPORT. VOL X1.I1, NO. '37. ASTORIA, OREISOV, WEDNESDAY, MOItNIX( FEBRUARY 14, 1891. PRICE, FIVE CENTS, Special Reduction Sale. On account of removal to 506 and 508 ThirJ St., next to the Astoria National Bank, on February 21, we shall, regardless of cost, sell from February 12 until removal- Men's or Boys' $8 Suits and under, " " ?F2 $18 ,1 ft Bovs J2 50 Knee Pants 53 50 " ' ?4 5 $6 Men's and Boys' Overcoats, also Pants and Vests at the same reductions. Furnishing Goods, Hats,. Caps, same proportion. BbTA child buys as buyer. Osgood f ergajitm Go. The The One Price Clothiers, 600 Third, Cor. West Ninth FOh? NEW YEAR! Blank Books, Office and Pocket Diaries, Pacific Coast Tide Tables. GRIFFIN & REED - Astoria, Ore. CALIFORNIA WINE HOUSE. fine Wines and Mqoors. I have made arrangements for supplying any brand of wines in quantities to suit at the lowest cash figures. The trade and families supplied. All orders delivered free in Astoria. JL W. BTZKGEU, Str. R. P. . - , Ullll Iisave for Tillamook Every Four Days as fleai v as the weather mill permit. The steamer R. P. Elmore connects with Union Pacific steamers for Portland and I 1 i. : .1 . - ...... !: 1 t . ii i . T'ii t. tv nntnt- inrougn iiLncis cue issucu num i oruanu 10 I inamuon Day yumio by tlie Union Pacific Company. Ship freight by Union Pacific Steamers, ELflORE, SANBORN & CO., - Agents, Astoria. s I UNION PACIFIC R. R. CO., Agents, Portland. 2 FOR 5f $80 LQTT BY BECOMING A MEiV " ry RFCOMINP, A yOU CAN GET A FIRST CLASS TO ASTORIA. LUIS will Bfc DELIVERED WEEKLY. NOW IS THE TIME TO PROCURE A II J Ttnf- "Rr,?U T4 Pnr 4J The Packers of CJipice olumbia River Salmon Their Brands LCCATir.il. SAKE. wtovvtco :,oria I Booth lmCo....-Astoria. ColuabLRlverl-Wiroj""'' Elmore Simuel A'torls. ! lcttrt m..jfocktil X Vo.i''&CoYV5,oria-' ' .J r RrootflcM 5 J tnCo-.1As'or'-- I ? - for 5 ?7 5 - ?iooo ?I2 50 ,51500 ' ' Suits U 5 a- 52 SO ?3 00 53 5 54 Boots, Shoes, Trunks, Valises Etc. in the cheap as the most experienced Hatters Hnd Furnishers. Sts., Opp. Foard & Stokes. fllaln Street, Astoria, Oregon. ELMORE ' -mm mpmrpd np mil '5 ITjT CLUBS LOT IN HILL'S FIRST ADDITION and Locations. ;bd. AGKMTS. AT ( ttO'U Pk'gCo.l I , ...-..: Kluney'.... M.J Kinner Astoria i I John A Ttudin ' 1 otI0.!!00'1:' Eoolh & SoDS -cblcwt0 . Cutting Fig Co ctn Kraacinco 1 "aanolia m,'Elmo, ganborn; i-inrit. jlWriu-Blar j Co.., j :!L,.Sptn!::;cor;:o & - J.O.Hanthorn&Co J. 0. nsnthorn .JAttorla i ! ' 1 '. tag,t. Ceorc...'J.G. Meglcr T.iookfiM Wn N . KIWI U Great Questions Under Dis cussion in San Francisco. TRANS-MISSISSIPPI CONGRESS Governor McConnell Makes a Rous ing Speeeh on the Nicaragua Caual Project. Associated Press. San Francisco, Feb. 13. The Trans Mlsslsslppl Congress opened this morn ing. President W. J. McConnell, gov ernor of Idaho, called the convention to order, and In a brief address stated the object of the gathering, In which he said that It was not to be forgotten that the west Is a part of the great Union, and that the Interests of the whole nation must be considered, as well as those of the west. Judge Nilcs Searles delivered an address of welcome on behalf of the state, and Mayor E1-. lert, of San Francisco, welcomed the delegates In behalf of the city, There la not Mkely to be a contest over the e'.cct4on of a president. Gov. i McConnell is not seeking re-election, I but would probably be willing to serve : another term If the honor were unani mously tendered him by the congress. There Is likely to be a lively competition- for the permanent secretaryship. President McConnell's suggestion this morning that the salary bo made some thing like $4,000 orJ5,000 a year, If acted upon favorably, Is likely to raise a swarm of candidates, On reassembling this afternoon a spirited debate followed a motion by ex-Gov. Prince, of New Mexico, that all 'resolutions involving an expression of opinion by the con?ress be read by the secretary on introduction, and then re ferred to the committee on resolutions. Without debate, M. M. Estoe, of Cali fornia, led the debato against the pro posed rule. The resolution finally pre vailed by a big majority vote. An ava lanche of resolutions followed, several ! favorlng.frce siTver coinage. Other reso lutions were: Relating to mlrieral lands within the limits of railroad land giants; favoring absolute government control of tho Nlcaraugua canal; de manding the admission of New Mexico to statehood. A resolution by ex-Gov. Prince, of New Mexico, favoring the annexation of Hawaii and declaring any attempt at the restoration of the ex- queen repugnant to American principles was loudly cheered. Another resolution, by Delegate Lloyd, demands the fore closure of government mortgages on the Central and Union Pacific railways, and favoring government control pf these properties. All the resolutions were read and referred., At the ovenlng session the congress listened to an address by Capt. W. T. Merry, of San Francisco, on the subject of the Nlcaraugua canal. The speech was based upon tho resolution recently agreed to by the California delegation and to be presented to the convention toinorrow morning, A resolution in the form of a memorial to congress asking prompt construction of the canal by the United States government with pro visions for subsequent management un der United States control, was offered. Gov. McConnel) wild he desired t ad monish the people as to the great dan ger of putting into the hands of any private corporation any grand highway of traffic, whether It be a railroad or a canal. The people of California, he said, for thirty years had suffered as a re sult of such action. He said, the United States government should build, own and control the canal. "We are told," he said, "that we can't fight the condi tions which confront us. The thunder We can't. We can and will. Simply bo causo President Cleveland or Senator Morgan did not believe In It, art the people to give up this great enterprise? I say no. Cleveland and Morgan never believe in anything that Is to our In terest. If they have, we have never heard of It." Gov. McConnell declared the people would build and own the waterway between the two great oceans If they have to fight for the privilege. His remarks were emphssi?ed by the convention with three rowing cheers and a tlgcr LOST AT SEA. An Unknown Vessel Sinks While on the Way to Honolulu. Tuc.ma, Feb. 13.-MaJor D. C. Stam today received a letter from Mate Stur gls, of the schooner Josephine, which left this city early In December last, telling of the loss of an unknown ves bu wheu about 600 miles a( sea, en route for Honolulu. The letter received gives no description of her, nor the ex act place where she sank. 'Mate Rturjrln, who Is a resident cf Taeoma, says it was about 1 o'clock in the evening whf-n the vessel was net-n to f!y rockets ptr nalline' that she was in dlHtrr-. The Josephine Immediately started to her rcscue.Jmt before she could roach the vessel th trft!-r . aicl on hoard were lost. The Josephine put on to Honolulu, where Sturgls mailed the lot letter. The Josephine is bound ror the sealing grounds, going via Yokohama, WANTS TO BE RETIRED. Washington, Feb. 13. Major Charles B. Throckmorton has applied to be placed on the retired list of the army. This is the officer who has Uoen ten dered the post of assistant superinten dent of street cleaning in New York city. Major Throckmorton is now un der sentence of suspension and cannot be retired, under the 30-yea service law, until that sentence expires, which Is about a year from now, unless com muted. His petition for commutation Is now before the president. Neither can he accept employment from the city of New York until retired, the war de partment holding that if he accepted another office while under suspension he would lose his army place. THE PRICE OF WHEAT. Chicago. Feb. 13. Without any spe cial bearish Influences except the heavy covering of snow In the winter wheat belt, wheat made a new low record to day. May opened at 59 1-2, or 0-8 lower than the close on Saturday. It soon sold off to 68 7-8, the lowest point ever touched in this market. Later, on some buying, the price rose to 58 ,88. The blizzard is at an end In this region, and traffic is being rapidly 'resumed, though trains from the east are still consider ably delayed. WHIP AND SPUR. San Francisco, Feb. 13. The races to day resulted as follows: Three furlongs Kitty Scott, 0:39. Five and one-half furlongs Brown-i wood, 1:131-2. Six furlongs Trix, 1:19., Seven furlongs Royal Flush, 1:341-4. Five furlongs Floodmor, 1:07.' FILED HIS OFFICIAL- BOND. Olympia, Feb. 13. The bond of Jud?e Thomas Burke us capltol commissioner was filod with the secretary of state to day. Tho Judge will require tho remain der of tho week in which to attend to private business. Consequently, no ses sion will be held before Monday of next week. ,A CAVE-IN AT A COAL MINE. ' ' Wllkcsbarre, Pa., Feb, 13. An exten Plve cave-In occurred at the Gaylord slope of the Kingston Coal company at Plymouth, this morning. Seventeen men were entombed. Rescuers are hard at work, but there is little hope of get ting them out alive. HOUSE PROCEEDINGS. Washington, Feb. 13. The house Ju diciary - committee decided . to report favorably tho resolution for an investi gation into the course of Judge Jenkins In restraining the employees of the Northern Pacific from quitting work, Tho vote in committee stood 7 to 6. GRASPING AT STRAWS. Washington, Feb. 13. Reports of the Internal revenue for the first ten days of the present month show $5,079,211, against $4,514,804 for the corresponding period of last year. The treasury offl iuls regard this as a sure sign of re turning business activity. , SENATE PROCEEDINGS. Washington, Feb, 13. The Hawaiian resolution was again the subject of dis- cusslon In the senate today.' Gray re sumed his argument in support of the presidential policy. DUNBAR SENTENCED. Portland, Feb. 13,-Judge Bellinger to day sentenced WTllllam Dunbar, recent ly convicted of smuggling opium, to two years imprisonment In the county Jail and to pay a flpe of $1,000, DA GAMA IS BADLY WOUNDED. ' Rio de Janeiro, Feb. 13. Admiral Da Gama, commander of the rebel fleet, who wag wounded during the battle of Armacaro on Friday, is In a critical condition. DESTROYED BY FIRE. Bath, Me., Feb. 13. A fire destroyed the Bath iron works this mornLig. Loss $175,000; partly Insured. PRESIDENTIAL NOMINATION. Washington, Feb. 13. The president has nominated Eugene Townsond for superintendent of tho mint at Phlladel phia, MURDERED HIS WIFE. St. Louis, Feb. 13. Dr. Arthur Dust- ! row walked into the police station this .evening and surrendered himself, stat j In he had accidentally shot his wife 1 Dustrow was locked tin and it wai learned later that the doctor had shot both his wife and five-year-old boy. The child was killed, but the wife Is still alive. Dr. DuFtrow la a fon of the late Iiuls DuBtrow. the Granite mounta tain mlllion-Jre. The recovery of the wife la impossible. The couple had notllv c-d happily. It la thought he la suffer! ng frtiiii a p.tr?."tcd rr-r.-. or !. ! f-it; M Insanity. , IN THE STORM'S WAKE Railway Traffic Greatly Im peded by the Blizzard. THE SNOWFALL VERY HEAVY Several Persons Frozen to Death, and Thousands of Cattle Perish. Associated Press. .' : Cleveland, Feb. 13.-The snow storm here continues, with a bitter bitlnj, wind from the northeast. The snow is nearly a foot uVn oh the level and lb drifted to many feet in Dlaces. Trains are moving with the utmost difficulty. Sts Louis, Feb. 13. Advices from all parts of Missouri. Southern Illinois. northern Arkansas and contiguous ter ritory, state that yesterday's storm has been replaced by clear, cold weather. Traffic Is rapidly resuming its normal condition. Omaha, Feb. 13. The hie storm has passed, and the weather Is dcllehtfui and warm. All suspended traffic hat, been resumed. - Boston, Feb. 13.-The blizzard Is ntm raging. It reached its height at 3 this morning, and has but slightly abatea since. It Is the severest In years. The snow is seven Inches deep, street car lines are blocked, telegraph and tele phone wires are down and many schoou -.ueed. ueneral trahlc is Impossible, railroads' south and east are blocked oi more or less 'badly delayed. Many schooners out are anxiously looked for. The storm is severest In southern New England. Gloversville, N; Y., Feb. 13. The snow storm continues and the snow is fifteen inches deep. Asbury Park, N. J Feb. 13. The heavy wind and snow has nearly par alyzed traffic and is growing worse. New York, Feb. 13. While tho storm here is quite severe, It Is not a bliz zard, and no serious damage Is report ed. Trains ore much delayed. Indianapolis, Ind., Feb. 13. Tho storm Is over and 500 men are at work remov ing tho snow from the streets. Guthrie, O, T., Feb. 13. The worst of the blizzard Is over, and business Is be ing resumed. Besides two families re ported frozen near Cross, an unknown man was found dead near Ponca agency and south of Cleveland a family of three perished, Two Tonquawa Indians were found dead in a hut, and three Indian children perished soar Anandarko. Many other fatalities are rumored. Thousands of cattle perished. . AN UNSUCCESSFUL DANIEL. San Francisco, Feb, 13. Carlo Thle man, an attendant in Boone's wild ani mal show at the midwinter fair, was attacked by three Hons tonight and fo horribly mangled that he may die. Thleman was in the cage with the lions giving an exhibition, when the electric lights went out, and the Hons ImmedU ately attacked him. Tho beasts were Anally beaten off by the other attend ants. HAD PICTURESQUE FEATURES. Snokane. Feb. U The fire In the Tull block this morning was more pictures que and exciting than destructive. It started in the basement of Epperson's shoo store, filling all five stories with smoke and sending scores of frightened roomers to the street in canty attire. The loss on the building Is $5,000, and on the stock $10,000. WRECK OF A SCHOONER. Scltuatc. Mass., Feb. 13.-Several un successful attempts were mado today to rowiiB the crew of the schooner Minnie Rowan, discovered wrecked off the Cliff early today. Six of the crew are still hanging In the rigging. REPUBLICANS ORGANIZING. Indianapolis, Feb. 13.-A meeting of Republican League clubs of Indiana was held today to perfect republican organi st inn in the state. District managers and delcgates-at-large to the Denver convention were selected, in me even a. mans meeting was addressed by T..ui,iont Harrison and others. In his speech Mr. Harrison said the pres- Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report ,1 ent state of the country Is due to the threat that the old-established policy W to be reversed and a new one lnsuiuicu. Ho quoted the late ex-Senator Joseph E. MacDonald as having said that tho o.ini ,.on nhould be raised by customs duties so levied as not to harm the interests of the laboring men u. agricultural classes. VIOLATING THE POSTAL LAWS. wnuMnon Fh. 13. The postofflce department has received the report of the inspector detailed to Investigate tho operations of the Louisiana Lottery company in Honduras. It confirms tho statements that the company has been receiving mail at Tampa City, Fla, The postmaster general has issued orders Drohlbltlmr nostmasters from delivering registered letters addressed to the com pany or paying money orders presented by officials of the company. SEATTLE WAREHOUSE BURNED. Seattle, Febv 13. The Cudahy Packing company's warehouses,, offices and the tmokchouses were tiestroyed by fire early this morning. Loss, $32,000; insur ance, $20,000. The, local manager . tele graphed the news of the fire to the head office at Omaha, and immediately a train load of hams, bacon, lard, but ler and canned meats was made up and Is now. on the way to Seattle. ' THIRTEEN LIVES LOST. Wilkesbarre, Pa., Feb. 13. The min ing town of Plymouth Is in mourning .onlght over the terrible accident that jocurred In Gaylord colliery this mom ng. Thirteen men, all citizens of that lown, lost their lives while in the dis charge of their duties. All the victims, with the exception of two, leave fami lies. KILLED HIMSELF FOR A LIVING. A Swindler Who Took a Novel Means ,, of Raising tho Wind. ; . Glllct, a professional mendicant of Paris, has the peculiar merit of being the organizer . of a trick for raising funds which , Was unknown and un dreamed of in tho philosophy of the ablest Ve'pTesehfatlves" of the old Cour des' Miracles.- suys a writer in the Lon don Telegraph. He pretended to hang himself from a tree seven times during the Bummer, and on each occasion he was cut down from his gibbet by good Samaritans, who invariably sent around the hat for him on the spot. In some instances tho rescuers may have been aillets confederates, but according to what can be learned he usually pre ferred to work alone. Having selected flno day for his operations, ho himself carefully and went to the woods of Boulogne or Vlncennes. He next mndo choice of a tree near ww young children wero playing, and hav ing put a noose round his neck strung himself up. Then he groaned and at tracted the children, who ran in alarm to their, mother or nurses, until in a moment there was a crowd around him Men summoned to the spot, and gome- times the, women who were called, ex- rlcated the artful mendicant fmm m apparently perilous position. He was extended on tho grass, his hands were rubbed, cordials were pressed to hi. ii, and smelling bottles put under his nose. when he revived the first question rut to him was naturally, why did he do It? Pointing to a pocket of his coat he would say; "Here Is a lotter which will explain all!" The document beimr opened contained a communication to the effect that Gillot wanted to hang himself of his own freo will. Ills desho to dlo was caused by destitution,' and ho had not eaten for two days, a col lection being mode for the sufferer, he Instantly regained the use of his limbs, and before leaving his generous sj mra thlzers treated them to a brief bio graphical sketch, which set forth that he was a respectable younir man tmm the country who had been stranded in Paris and could find no work to do. it Is recorded that Glllet performed this trick with great success between 'July and September, not only In tho wood; of Paris, but alia in the park at Ver sailles and in the forest of St, Germain. In the last mentioned pluoo ho had the good fortune to be cut lown Just us a generous Paris banker was passing by. who gava him a Ubrtral donation. Gll let naturally tooi: nro to tie his no'.f In a manner nloulatod to produce the rftcct which ho titi-nid wi'.hont im periling his life.