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dSf- lit - Ay II it A MM 111 If J IKi IKS 1) EXCLUSIVE TELEGRAPHIC . PRESS 'REPORT, Xl.Il, NO. ASTORIA, OREGOY, THURSDAY MORNIXP.'"-- FEBRUARY 15, 1894. PRICE, FIVE CENTS, 38. Special Reduction Sale. On account of removal to 506 and 508 Third 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, for $5 oo ?i2 " " ?7 5 $15 " " $1000 $18 " " 1250 $25 " " 1500 Boys 52 50 Knee Pants Suits 5i 50 $3 " " ?2 0O ?3 50 " " $2 50 $4 ' " " 53 00 ?5 " " $3 5 S6 " " $4 Men's and Boys' Overcoats, also Pants and Vests at the same reductions. Furnishing Goods. Hats, Caps, Boots. Shoes, Trunks, Valises Etc. in the same proportion. GST" A child buys as buyer. The Osgood pfpjmiiE Go. The One Price Clothiers, 600 Third, Cor. West Ninth 1 Ft3? NEW YEAR! Blank Books, Office and Pocket Diaries, Pacific Coast Tide Tables. GRIFFIN & REED - Astoria, Ore. CALIFORNIA WINE HOUSE. Fine Wines 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. A, W. UTZIflGEf?, Str. R P. ELiJVlORE ((ill lieave for Tillamook Every foqr Days as Jlear as the weather will permit. The steamer R. P. Elmore connects with Union Pacific steamers for Portland and through tickets are issued from Portland to Tillamook Bay points by the Union Pacific Company. Ship freight by Union Pacific Steamers. ELHORE, SANBORN & CO., - Agents, Astoria. UNION PACIFIC R, R. CO., Amenta, Portland, $2 FOE flfi $80 LOT! BY BECOMING A YOU CAN GET A FIRST CLASS TO ASTORIA. LOTS WILL BE DELIVERED WEEKLY : .: ..; time m tRnr.iiRF a NOW la IHp ! . liot to Build a Home Tlie Packers of Choree olumbia River Salmon Their Brands and Locations. . lOCATH'Jf. j I'.BIXD. : SAME. : If -v'in rk'gro.! i J Astoria Mnnev'n ... M. J Kiuner Astoria.,.. , ( John A. Levltn.., ! 1 ' .storlirk'gco- mCo.; lAstoria....- J &A. Booth & Sons Jchlcwo .... Coqtn I E,,ore Samuel jAorla.... t Co. Astoria... .. J.O.rianf j 0. H Binoro , ,c JnrookfleU-- ' tf,t. : Vtt Co-' ; ScMinTlan , FIsV,L'3,lS? iA-MorU Fbhermc: il rfj! cheap as the most experienced Hatters find Furnishers. Sts., Opp. Foard & Stokes. and Itiqaors. Jilain Street, Astoria, Oregon. MEMBER OF HILL'S LOT CLUBS LOT IN HILL'S FIRST ADDITION , for AOKJJTS. AT . jrockuil nutlns PkgCk)-...jEga Franclco 'jwosnolts Elmor, Sanborn' ...nrl. . -, ( Vk Liu- htar.. ,j Co.,......-..... xMl" iri laemon--;0 BSer torI... horn&ro J. O. namhorn Artorla Caorc... J.G. Sleglcr CiooVfleld Wn THE SEALING QUESTION Both Parties to the Arbitration Dissatisfied. FLAWS FOUND BY GRESHAM Canadians Say an Enforcement of the Law Would Destroy Their Industry, Associated press. Washington, Feb. 14. The sober sec ond judgment of both parties to the Behring sea arbitration discloses the fact that the agreement reached by the arbitrators Is not entirely satisfactory to either the United States or Great Britain. It appears, however, that the dissatisfaction is based rather upon matters of detail than upon any objec tion to the broad principles upon which the arbitration was based. For months past there has been much, correspond ence and many interviews between Sec retary Gresham, Sir Julian Pauncefote and Minister Bayard with a view to ad justment. One of the flaws Gresham is raid to have found is a failure to pro vide penalties for infraction of the pro visions. The Canadians have discovered that the rigid enforcement of the ar ticles of agreement would destroy their seal fishing Industry. Sir Julian Paunce fote is now laboring to mitigate the misfortune of the Canadians by secur ing a considerable retraction. The Brit ish government Is mnking an effort to secure the recall of the modus Vivendi under which the operations In seal wat ers were governed last year. This sug gestion touches the rights of the North American Commercial company. Un der the modus vlvendl the company was permitted to take 7,500 seal skins last year, and was thereby deprived of a large income that might have been realized under the terms of their lease. Meanwhile the need for a speedy agree ment of some kind is evidenced by the fact that already a number of sealing vessels are reported to have cleared for the sealing waters, and are consequent ly almost beyond the reach of a proper ! notice of the change of regulations. Levi W. Myers, consul at Victoria, .B. C, reported to the state department that the fleet of sailing schooners hail ing from that port is now ready for the work of the coming season, and all are expected to be out by February 21. They took provisions for nine months, j They clear for the North Pacific, He! says: "I am assured ail expect to go direct to the Russian side, the restric tions of that government terminating by their own terms on January 1, 1801. Thirty-four vessels of the fleet sailed from Victoria for Japan, and ten for the North Pacific, making 44 in all. The fleet of 1893 consisted of 85 vessels; that of last year, 62. The number for this year, it Is estimated, will not exceed 50. NOMINATIONS CONFIRMED. Washington, Feb. 14. The senate has confirmed the following nominations: Thomas B. Ferguson, Maryland, minis ter to Sweden and Norway; John Bar rett, Oregon, minister and consul gen eral to Slam. Register of land office, Robert Veach, at Roseburg, Ore, Re ceiver of public moneys, Vincent U Snelling, Lake View. Oro. Postmaster, Fraflk Harding, McMlnnvllle, Ore. FRUIT GROWERS' CONVENTION. Spokane, Feb. 14. Today's trains all brought a large number of delegate? to the Northwestern Fruit convention, pejegatfcs arc hora trom Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montana, and British Columbia. A large number of eastern j commission men and railroad represen tatives are also in attendance. AN IDAHO BLAZE, rvlse. Feb. 14. A Statesman special from Welser say? fire destroyed the iwre of Somner & Sons at 1 o'clock this morning. Lo, 20,000; partly insured. , j ANOTHER WHITE CITY BLAZE. Chicago. Feb. 14. A fire again broke out. at the world's fair today. When first discovered the flames were at work on the columns of the collono.de which connect machinery hall and the arri cuHural buildings and very near the point (n the cultural building where the test f""e occurred. The collonade Is practically in Dins. The columns are destroyed and tho ornamental work of the cornke and statuary above tumbled down The Ere. like the other, was .f innondlarv origin. It was got under con trol at 2:30. Besides the destruction of a large part of the collonade, tho farm Wv hall, lust back of It, Is badly damaged, but Is left standing. DOINGS OF THE SENATE. Washington, Feb. 14. In tho senate Fryo presented a remonstrance from the National W. C. T. U., siened by the officers in 44 states and three territories, against any tax on whiskey, on the ground that the government should not enter into partnership with manufac turers- and sellers of intoxicating liquors. -y Tho bill to compel the Rock Island road to stop trains at Enid and Round Pond, Oklahoma, then came up as un finished business, and Palmer, of 11 mils took the floor in favor of the bill. The entdre time of the senate was .mi I,, the discussion of . the " hni.se bill, compelling the Rock Island Railway company to stop its trains at tho new towns of Enid and Round Pond, in Indian Territory. The measure is' especially championed by Berry, of Arkansas, and is proving a subject of ereat attention, as some democratic senators see In the proposed exercise of congressional : power a usurpation of rights. No action was reached on the bill, but a vote will probably be taken tomorrow. HOUSE PROCEEDINGS. Washington; Feb. 11. The house went into committee of the whole on Bland' a.iimiti'irnfTM lllll. All efforts (to agree upon a time fov closing the debate on the Blai.d bill havo bo for failed, and, the debate-is still proceeding without limit. Bland will probably permit this to go on until tomorrow night. Opponents of the meas ure have decided they will insist upon a quorum of advocates of the measure being present at every stage of proced ure. Many members are absent nnd it will probably require two days at least to secure the attendance necessary to bring the bill to a vote. Tomorrow Mr. Bland's intention is to make a motion to close debate, and as this motion will probably develop the lack of a quorum, ho will then offer a. resolution to bring in the absentees. Probably still another day may he required to produce the requisite quorum. Raynor and some other democrats still' insist the bill can be beaten, but Tracy frankly confesses he believes the bill will pass if It reaches a vote. As to whether. It will be vetoed, he gives no opinion. The debate today was without Incident. THE WOOLEN INDUSTRY. The Depression Attributed to Other Causes Than the Wilson BUI. Washington, Feb. 14. In answer to a resolution of congress, Worthlngton C. Ford, chief of the bureau of statistics of tho treasury department, sent that body an elaborate report upon wool and manufactures of wool. Following aie the conclusions arrived at: No commercial and Industrial nation can equally supply itself with wool. No other, nation of commercial importance Imposes as high duties on wool and woolens as the United States. No legis lation short of prohibition can main tain prices In the face of the Increase of the world's supply of wool.. The free entry of foreign wools has not destroyed the sheep industry In other countries. Wool raising is controlled by tho same economlo conditions as other interests, and the present depression In the wool industry Is general and not local. CHANGES IN THE WILSON BILL. Washington, Feb. 14. The indications are that the Wilson bill will be but lit tle disturbed by the senate. The de cision is to extend the bonded period on whiskey to increase tho tax to $1.20 per gallon, put a duty on coal and leave the iron schedule as It is. The question of sugar Is still unsettled. . ' BANK SUSPENSION. Springfield, Mo., Feb. 14. The Ameri can National bank has been closed by order of th.e comptroller of currency. Thp capital was $200,000, but the liabili ties are small. President Yetzer, who Is Indebted , to the bank In the sum of $100,000, turned over his real estate. Included In the ns fcts, valued at $."5,000. Isaac and E. J. Dickers, notes and overdrafts, $S5,000. They turned over real estatt worth $10, 000. A: W, pitikerson,' cashier, over drafts, $27,000. Tht grand Jury Is con sidering the matter. DEFICIENCY IN ASSETS. De3 Moines, la., Feb. 14. The receiv er's report will make the liabilities and arnts of the Cass County bank as fol lows: Liabilities, $505,000 to $515,000.; ns wts, $100,000. .Preferred claims will re duce this to $SO,000 or $85,000. PECKHAM'S CHANCES. ' Washington, Feb. 14. The opponent c-f Pcckham for supreme court Justice claim he will be defeated for confirma tion in the senate by from four to six majoiity. A vote will be taken In ex ecutive KefMjon tomorrow. i The Annual Meeting of the Associated Tress. A REPRESENTATIVE GATHERING Proprietors or Editors of Nearly All the Leading Papers of the Country Were There. 1 i Associated Press. : ' Chicago, Feb. 14.-The annual meeting of the Associated Press was held at the Auditorium Recital hall today. The oc casion was notable In that It served to call together for the first time lh Ameri can newspaper history representatives of nearly every leading newspaper in the United States In national assembly. At the preceding meeting of the Asso ciated Press In October, 1893, a decision was reached to make tho organization national in scope, obliterating sectional lines. As a consequence of the acces sion of the leadin? newspapers enst, which had former! been allied with the New York Associated Press or with the United Press, and which had severed their relations with those organizations to Join the Associated Press, the ses sion today became entirely national in scope. Tho president, William Penn Nixon, called the meeting to order, and in a short address congratulated the memhers upon the great progress that had been made In carrying out the pur pose to make tho association national, to widen Us scope, until It was today the greatest news organization In the world. At the banquet tonight speeches were made by Henry Watterson, of the Lou isville Courier-Journal; H. W. Scott, of the Portland Oregonlan, and others. The company' rose and polned in' singing an old familiar song,' and with the music of a hundred harmonious voices,' the first banquet of the. New Associated Press came to a close. TRANS-MISSISSIPPI CONGRESS. ' San Francisco, . Feb. 14. The Trans Mississippi congress was called to order again by President McConnell at 10:30 this morning. Mr. Eddy, of Oregon, offered a resolution that Improvements on the water ways of the west should be pushed to completion; also, that Uie passage of the Wilson bill bo defeated, and that the repeal of the Sherman law was a commercial necessity to the na tion. McGllvray, of Washington, read a resolution favoring river and harbor Improvements. These were referred without discussion, as also wero resolu tions by Estee, of California, calling for tho construction of the Nlcaraugua canal. A resolution was read favorinsr coast defenses on Puget Sound. A resolution was passed that the afternoon and evening sessions after today be devoted to the hearing of addresses. Also, that the committee on permanent organiza tion report at tomorrow morning's ses sion. The president and secretary ot tho congress were added to tho commit tee on organization. The afternoon ses sion was taken up with a freo silver speech by A. W. Thompson, populist politician of San Francisco, and a speech by Alexander Majors, an aged pioneer of Colorado, who made an earn est plea for the remonotlzatlon of sil ver nnd Its free and unlimited coinage. ANNIE PIXLEY'S WILL. Robert Fulford Gets tho Entire Prop erty, Real and Personal. Philadelphia, Feb. 14.-The wM of the late Annie Plxley was Hied tooay fnr Trnhnte. Under theterm of the will all the oatata, real and personal, Is de- viH,l to her huHband. Robert l'Uiioru, hla heirs and assigns forever. Should her husband die before her, she gives to her mother, Annie C. Plxley, $ia,w Highest of all in Leavening Power. MM during her life, to revert to tho estate after her death; to her sister, Alice Plxley, of New York, the income frorm $0,000 during her life; $6,000 to Lucy Plxley, on the same conditions; to her sister, Minnie H. McCracken, of Port land, Ore., Is left $1,000 absolutely and $0,000 In trust for her nephew, Henry McCracken, till 21 years of age, when the sum Is to revert to the estate; $, 000 in trust for her niece, Annie Mllss McCracken, on the same conditions; $6, 000 in trust for her niece, Edith Frazer, Port Stanley, Canada, till death or mar riage; $500 absolutely to her half-brother, Augustus Plxley, New York; $500 to Lewis Plxley; to her maid, Annie Pot ter, $500; to St. Mary's hospital for chil dren, New York, $3,000; to the fresh air fund of New York, $1,000; to the cancer hospital, New Ybrk,$500. All her Jewels not otherwise bequeathed, to be sold for the benefit of the fresh air fund, Phila delphia, All the rest of the estate is to be given to the trustees of the Actors' Fund, New York, for the establishment of a home for the children of actors and actresses, to be known as the Robert Fulford and Annie Plxley Home for Children. The will is dated June 17, 1890. WHIP AND SPUR. . San Francisco, Feb. 14. The races to day resulted as follows: . Five and one-half furlongs George, onarch, Southern Lady, 1:113-4. Six furlongs Blizzard, Mlddleton, Ja Ja, 1:16. ' One mile Centella. King Mac. Lodo wis, 1:49. ' Five and one-half furlongs Malcome, Vanity, Little Tough, 1:12 1-2 Six furlongs Tim Percy, Brownwood, Faro, 1:171-4. GRAVE CHARGES. ' Tacoma, Feb, 14. The city .employees have filed charges against Supt. Llloyd, of the city light and water department, In which he la accused of assessing tho men to help him pity the expenses of suppressing a suit for divorce in which he is named as co-respondent. He is also charged with carrying on the city pay roll, under an assumed name, a man whose home he Is accused of ruin ing. SCHOONER FORFEITED. Port Townsend, Wash., Feb. 14. Tho schooner Alexander, of San Frandsco, was condemned and forfeited to the government In the district court of Al aska on February 6, on a charge of kill ing a sea otter In Alaskan waters more than three miles from shore. The de. clBlon Is very important to the Alaska fur Interests, for the reason that It in volves the question whether the United States is to exercise Jurisdiction morn than three miles from shore to protect fur-bearing animals. BOONE'S LION-TAMER DIES San Francisco, Feb. 14. Carln Thin. man, who was so horribly maneled hv the Hons In Col. Boone's arena at , the midwinter fair last. night, died tonight' from the effect of his wounds. ASTORIA'S FIRST POSTMASTER. Some Pages of the Clty'a Early History Recalled. . Postmaster Hare In in recolnt "nf" ti, following letter, which is self-explana- tory: , , 298 Commonwealth avenue, Back Bay, Boston, Mas., February 5, 1801. Dear Sir I am encnirpl uru.n torv of the costal sci-vlna in tv.. . trv. and am much in rnoA nt !,. tlon as to your olfice. John M. Hhlvely vun ni'iuuiiTu inDiiuusier lor AStOl'llt In March, 1847, and Gen. Cornelian Gil liam was made special agent to organize mall routes from Astoria to Indepen dence, Mo., also from Oregon City to t.hn "Kalninit rivpr" nnrt tr, u - . . i it I1IUULI1 of Admiralty Inlet," the contractors to navo mi mo iiuoimku collected, after tho Oregon postmasters had taken out their commissions! You see, the pcstuflleu department was frugal, and Junics Bwnanun gave nia uiesaing. Pnn vim full mn urhnlhan v. t . . i . . " - - "..v... KLiivt-iy ever served, whether Gllllnm evr did nny- ming, tuiu wnrn me racmc mall iiit got there? I moan tho first sterner iir llic avmii fliuu t. o. KAr, X mice ll the "California" was the first arrival. 'pos sibly in 1848; but the exact date it wtinnxl. Your nlllm hua thi. w..... ...... ........ ..... vi jr jl HV honor of being the first on the l'.n.-uio. uini mo moi ui iiuiiK. me virtual com pletion of our postal empire. Every postal scrap relating to Oregon up to 1855 is precious. The oltlclal - ports of the postamaster freneril upon this topio are ludicrous. Any information I have is at your service. Very truly yount, , C. W. I-ntNST Pcstmaster, Astoria, Ore. Latest U. S. Gov't Report 0 n i v..