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,
Bovs J2 50 Knee Pants
Men's and Boys' Overcoats, also Pants and Vests at the
Furnishing Goods, Hats,. Caps,
BbTA child buys as
Osgood f ergajitm Go.
The One Price Clothiers,
600 Third, Cor. West Ninth
FOh? NEW YEAR!
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.
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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
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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
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The Packers of CJipice
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Boots, Shoes, Trunks, Valises Etc. in the
cheap as the most experienced
Hatters Hnd Furnishers.
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fllaln Street, Astoria, Oregon.
mpmrpd np mil '5 ITjT CLUBS
LOT IN HILL'S FIRST ADDITION
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Great Questions Under Dis
cussion in San Francisco.
Governor McConnell Makes a Rous
ing Speeeh on the Nicaragua
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
DESTROYED BY FIRE.
Bath, Me., Feb. 13. A fire destroyed
the Bath iron works this mornLig. Loss
$175,000; partly Insured.
Washington, Feb. 13. The president
has nominated Eugene Townsond for
superintendent of tho mint at Phlladel
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
mlllion-Jre. The recovery of the wife
la impossible. The couple had notllv
happily. It la thought he la suffer!
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
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
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
Gloversville, N; Y., Feb. 13. The snow
storm continues and the snow is fifteen
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.
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
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.
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.
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