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Y 9 Infers imi?R7 rr 'Astoria Public Library Astoria Or . ,,V.iiu 111 . a""" " ''".' t 1"-"' ' , ) vvZT- - EXCLUSIVE TELEGRAPHIC PRESS REPORT. VOL. XLIII, NO. 148. Christmas Styles jS From IGj to 33J percent less than elsewhere. SPECIALLY FOR C H R ISTMAS Fancy Silk and Initial Handkerchiefs, Neckwear, Gloes, .Hosiery, Jewelery, etc. Osgood "he The One Price Clothiers, 506 and 508 COMMERCIAL One Week More JVIany new' and inexpens ve articles suitable for Christras. For Hi 1m. Fmokers Sots, Collar and Cuff Boxes, Shaving Sets, Traveling Cases, ' Razor C;i8Cf Cigrar Cases, all styles, Fim Cutlery, : Pocket Diaries, Pocket Booke, liill Books. Vio ins, Guitars, Banjos, Dictionaries, Gold Pens, Fine Etchings. Fancy Inkstands, fill ft i. i'lteRH In our Toy Department opposite II aim's shoe store R Glosing-Oat Sale BirgaiiiB in Toys, Dolls, Dithes, etc. We give up our Toy room the 1st of January and everything must be sold, ODDITIES and NOVELTIES lor ' CHRISTMAS. -2 o in NEW iJOVEhTY ca 6 Opposite the ASTORIA, - USEFUL and BEAUTIEUL CHRISTMAS CARDS. 2 . " it. -3 E Z o In Overcoats of the finest quality and best make' may be seen in profusion among the myriad of garments we are offering in JSIen's and Boys' Clothing, Furn ishing Goods, Hats, Caps, Boots. Shoes, Trunks, Valises, etc. JKehcjuitiiiE go. Hatters and Furnishers STREET, ASTORIA, OR. por Her- Toilet Sets, Perfume Sets, Af erno:.n Tea Kettles, Wo'k l$oxes. Writing Desks. Portfolirs, Photograph Albums, Autograpn Alturrs, ' Music Rolls and Wraps Book of Poem?, Fine Letter Paper, Fine Penholdeis, Fine Sci-sors, Maoicure Sets, Jewel Cases, Scrap Books. CHRISTMAS GIFTS in GOIiD or SILVER. 5 o. YORK store a 3 o B Occident. - OREGON A FINE LIVE OF TOYS, DOLLS, 3 c i JUVANILE BOOKS,1 ALBUMS AND 'AUSICAL INSTRUMENTS, ASTORIA. OREGON, Fill DAY 3IOKX1NM, The tede. Commercial Street. WE KEEP NO BOOKS. NO BAD DEBTS. STRICTLY CASH. Comforts 1.13. Veilinj per yard l2o. Lace from lo a yard to He. Overalls 50c. Quills OSo, Silk Onrter Web per yard 10c. Binding per roll 2o. Pearl Buttons from 7c to 15d a dozen. Smoked Pearl Buttons So to 8c a dozen Towels 5c - Table Oil Cloth 19 and 2",o a yard. Boys Pants 19c. Ladies Underwear all prices Men's Underwear all prices. DeLong's Hook and Eyes i-er card 12a Safety Pins per dozen 2o. 2 Foot Rules 8o. Shoe Brushes 10c. Cake Lifters 5o. a. . ' Scalloped f-'helf riippr 30 sheets 5c. 30 Feet of Clothes Llue 4c. Bottle of Btwinn Wiichine Oil 4o. Nickel Alarm Clocks 91c. mm Preserve Kettles 10', 12c, 14c. 25o No'veU de. ' Decorated Chamber Tails Reflector Lamps with burner and chimney 3'Jo. Travelling Alcohol Lamps loo. Meat Saws 33o. Coat H' okB 6 for 5c. Fire Shoveli 5c, 9c, 17c. . u O(ioous pt,r Kft 5o. f rou Shelf Brackets per pair 4, 9, 22c K uives and Forks per set from 42c to 81.08 Meat Broilers 7c. Dover Ei; Beaters 10c 2Qiwrt Coffee Pot 10c. 3 " J2c. 4" " " 13c, 2 Quart Copper Bottom Coffee Pot 15o. 3 " 19c. 4 " " " 21c. Tea Trays 9c, lie. lHc. 14 Quart Tin Pail 19o. Dish Pans 18c. Duft Pang 8c. Pint Cupa, 2 for 5c. mm Large Glass Pitchers I'Jc Lanterns 4"a antedn Globes flc. The Jlfecide. mm TO MB THE BILL. Carlisle and Springer Confer on the Currency Question. CULLOM WILL FIGHT IT. Thinks to Pass the Bill Amended or not. Is Going: From Bad to Worse. Associated Press. . Waahilntftan. Dee, 20. TOie conference lipid ait the .treasury deplartment be tween Secvtary Curtlale Sliwl Cftairman SprUniffeir, of it ha .rrouse oomimliUtee On banktns and eurrenoy . relative to imendtaK the Carlisle 'trill now before Lhe house. The piibject was gone over fully, aaid as 'a result of "the talk SprlnBor Iwliai propose a niu-mlber of rnwruTmenita dealiniftdi to remoe same it the objec'tlons odvUnced Bgtadnst the the iblll. One objpdtiion Is that under Section 7 some banks rrtay be permitted to 'take out a oirculaiukm of 90 per cent .r hir nanitial stolck. wMle Uie bill l'lnrtts ithe otrouliaition to 76 per cent- of the capital aback. This would be rem ?diled by requiring:! the .excess to be re turned by a deposit of green backs un ler the existing provisions of the law. The time In which the banks will be re- quired to comply with the new law may be .extended for two years. The house nsiv fix hv ameridmotU the time to a nore remote daite. The bill will be made clear that itlhe bill holdrs of the national banks will be protected during the time ithe old bunks are conforming to the new law. ) Another amondmenl will provide thalt the government will receive old notes for Internal revenus (axes and camcel them and issue mrtea under the new law1. It Is possible thatt these and other amendments that the Democratic majoi-lty of the banking committee may agns upon, nray be embraced In a substitute which can be Presented before lihe Ave mlmvte debaite begins. The conference did not brine out any eonsideruitlun of the thrse' im portant , amendments which "been jnrec . on the floor of the house, iz: The ilasne of tKinds to ro!re outAandtng treonba.cks; elimination of state banks U-riiks and limiting of banks' Uablliity for losses ito other banks to one per cent s to 'the bond issue to rdtlre the rj;n a?ks. this will nrotiably be offerad by n amendment, but it 1? believed the Teel'lug airaiinst the bond issue will de f.iait IMi e amendment. The ellnvinttltion .f the stlaJte bainks and the limit of Ha. MMty will also be presented aB Inde pendent laimendmenta. A BRIEF SENATE SESSION. Washington, Dec. 20. The senate held a 'brief executive session to .permit Harris, of Tennessee, (to move a recon- ildo;laltJkn of 'the vote by which the nomtoJiaion of Judg-e Clark to be die U'lot Judg-e of the western and middle li':ftt:lota of Tennessee "Warn confirmed 'tvrris says he "has .reowtved cemflrma- tlon of 'the serious charges against Clarke hvhlch ilhould .be Jnveaigaf.ied. Whrm the door re-opened the routine business wus itlaken up.. The bill to re Vive the grade of llewtonlant general In .be army iwaa repoifted, and placed, on ithe calendar. Quay lnltroidtiieed a bill . o provide a suiiisatole residence for the president The seniaite then proceeded So Wie uneclall oriier Of the dlay, the apeeoWes preseiitlng to the government by 'the e(lal:e of New Hampshire the taatuna of John Stark Bind Daniel We .ter. Addresses were delivered by Gal-ilng-er. Proctor, Hanvley, Dubois, Chan ilor. Hoar, Morgan, Alorrlll, Davis, Cul om, FJaiflt, M'tbuhell, and Lorge. URGE3NCY DEFICIl'JNCT BILL. WaDhlington, Dec. 20. The house to lay puM?d the Importanlt uingency defl lency bill, al Ito penalon the widow f tl.o hite Major Oenertal Naitonlel P. flj.nks, at th .naite of $100 par month. Phe houise then resumed the carwldra 51on of the currency bill. Sperry, of OonnoJtiiouit, twok Ithd flixir in siipiort of the measure. He Is a believer In the wifaty' fund principle, he said, ibecnuse it Insured a prompt redemption of the nMjes wlthnrtlt expense to Ithe hollers. It made tHia mJ'jes prtaotlaUly rtational currency. THE BRITISH SEALING CLAIMS. Washington, Pec 20. Secretary Ctrvflham today sent to the house In answer to a resolution calling for an explanation of bis reasons tor arrang ing with Grea Britain for the payment of the claims of British sea4ing vx.'ls. a letter exptfefcving the miuctw. The soorcntiry thinks U the nuatlter Is re ferred to a commission the expense to the United States would be largely In excess of J4.'G,000, the amount agreed upon In the aectkjnwnt of the claims. COLORADO SILVER LEAGUE. Denver, Dec. 20. There was a large ailteawiawe of representative men at the WMiveiClon of the Colorado S1Ivt League today. After a hot 4sousslor Jl f'!lw1nic rerfutljn wsj adopted with only two diaBBrttlnjy v.es: "TboC the words non-part'-nan trtckeo from the ocmwdtutlcm and ty- DKCEMIIEU 21, 1894. the mwmlbers of the Colorado Silver LeJague refuse to afflllalte or work with any pallttoaH panty which does not na tionally declare unequivocally In favor of the free end unlimited oulniase of sil ver alt a JUlMo of 16 to 1. THE3 LEXOW INVHSTIGATION. Goff Stands Cftiptoln Straiuss Up In a Brusque Manner. Nw York, Dec 20. Dr. Fturkliurst, who hlaa not Bitltendled the sititdngs ol the Lexow commilUee for some time, was an eiarly arrival today. The usual crowd of police capttillns were present. and affedted unoomoerned aid before the proceedings opened. WlaUter S. Harri son.. a tnillder, teeMHed that In 1891 and 1893 he built the Morris building. He was obliged to pay $250 to the man Burns, anting for Captain McLaughlin, for the privttleg'e of occupying the street Captbln Strauss was called to the stand. "Do you know," said Mr. Goff, se verely, 'Ithlat a mountain of evidence has been Introduced here to show that your wardman. did collect for you from fast housee?" "No, I do not. He wer did amy col lecting for me." "Now aptWin, wTnalt ddd you mean Whan you said thiait as long as Wil liams and Burns did ndt go .back on you, you did not fear examination?" "I never siald Whfcrt." "Now, do you not komw that you ar lytlng? Do you not know that a man of your ordllnlairy bitelHIgonee would not have 'been aippoinlted by John MoClave unless he got p(add for it?" "I never paid for mine." A HORRIBLE MURDER. A Topeka Woman Has Her Head Crushed. TopekU, Kmn., Dec. 20. At 3:30 this aflternoon a horrible murder was dts. covered In this city. Mrs. A.. D. Mt Bf.n was found dead on the floor of the iToamB of her house. The body had evidently toin ithere for lait least ten days, as It was stiff and cold and (here had been no Mfe about the house for ten dlaivs. The boy who delivers milk ait her house had noticed that the can he left lahiout ten days ago Wad stayed on the back door steps, and he gave the alarm to the police. Mrs. Miataon Mvwl alone, her huslband being In Cal ifornia. The enidlre top of her head was crushed In as though she had been Struck with one fearful blow. Mrs. Maltaon was for several years a mem ber of the al'ty boUrd of edwialtlon, and tckK, an active interest in the schools. She was gemcrailly supiicsea to navt aonrildemaMe money," lamd owned ' five or elx houses. The only person who seems to know amjiuiilng alBout we case de a daaf and dumb colored man rtairnied George Colght, who saw two man, probably on the evening of tht, llith. enter a Window of the murdered woman's house and afterward saw them run away. A MURDERBR'S PHOTTOGRAPH. His Likeness Found on lh RoJna of the Dead WonHam's Eye. , Jaimeeltown, N. Y., Dec. 20. Photo graphic scenes may have given th fli'Bt tangillMe olew to the identity of the murderer of Mrs. Shearman and Mrs. Davis. Seveatal Waive been suspected and olues followed up without success. But today ithe Impression of the mur derer was found on the retina of Mrs. ShoaiPmlain's eye. A phlvtograph wat taken by a local photogntepher. 'Tht exilSbenae of the lmpreeslon of the mur dered on the eye was discovered by means of a powerful microscope. Un fortunlaltefly the futures of the mam could not be seen, las in the view ob tained he showe only the back and very little of the aide. Apirently a big man is presented, with buahy whis kers and wefeiring a long over-coat. The Jjroner hias taken out botih eyes of tht murdered womtin, and another photo graph will t6 taken tomoirrow. CENTRALIA POSTOFFICE LOOTED. Tajcomia, Deo. 20. -A Ledger special Irani Cenmila says: The postofflce a.i this place was rotbed laat night. Th thieves, after gaining an entrance from the rear, blew open Hhe safe and se cured $300 in oaah, besides several hun dred dollars' worth of stamps, a num ber of registered parages, and a golo waltch, the property uf the postmaster, l'nere is no clue to the thieves. AUSTRALIAN CRICKET, Sydney, N. 8. W., Dec. 20. What U pronounced to be the most ra.nlirkable crlclni: gvune ever played was conclud ed today. The 8todlUiits AM EuigllHh eleven played a guune with the All AusUtdias. The English boT won the miaush, wUiloh tamted ftur claiys, by a oovre of 762 to 752, winning by ten runs. A NKBRA3KA BLIZZARD. Omalfa, Dec. 20. A Urri(lc snow and rain storm prevails In Northwestern Nuoruska and the Btack Hills tonight All itslegmpMc PulliUes with the HiJls are cut off hi this dlreU(m, and no wires are working' In N.-brtaka west of Ciikdron. THE GERM A. VI A SAFE. S i.n Francisco, Dec. 20. The bark Ger iTMinla, one of the 4ilng n.isrtrls which was overdue from BiMsh Cf-liinv. la and Pujft S-.uiid pon.s has been sight.) four rnik-J out an s mnilpg Into port. "OLD rtTS" G-RAND SON DIuAD. MarliCtB, Ohio, Dec 20. dwiglsss Putnam, d:i-l i"tiy, nwl &. He was '.'he K.-!t prnniNrm 'if 0ml Iktb-1 ftoam, f..jTujs In Uie revolutionary 1 The Sheriff's Posse Stopped the Downie-Loeber Mill. A MESSAGE FROM THE DEAD. A Piece of Wreckage From the Ill fated Ivanhoe Fonnd Sear North Cove. Associated Press. Kbw York. Dec, 20.-Juck Downie, of Brooklyn, and Eddie Lot-ber, of Wll ilainwiburg, fbugihlt one of .the liveliest prize-fights in years at Bt'amford, tonn., ladt night, before an audience of abouit 600 people. The ftgfclt lirfted sixteen munils. Tn the eilxth round while Loe- ber wnn bng severely punished, .hit seconds sprang Inito the ring and sougnt tvi nuive him from fuil.her cuetlgiauoti. DomtaJck MoOaffory, 'Who was a spoc- tlaltor, tnterfered, and di.'ove the seconds niitwldp the rones. In the sixteenth round Downie haa Lot-boa- agjtnst the ropes, and wus in paartlon to end the Illlii Yi'VVil at ivt,.--, seconds again Interfered. A free figh ensued. A sheriff's pose went through ilh orowd to nuilet ithe dl.-iturtnnce. When qu'it Was refitiurcd, the referee 3innounc?d thiait the flght would be re- sumed In a few dUys In private. THE MISSING IVANHOE. A Piece of Her Wreckage Found on the Brtich alt North Cove. Taioomia, Dec. 20. A spe-'l , to the rflcr from Smith B:ni pays: A re port comies fmm North Cove, Washing ton, 'tWalt a boUrd bearing the name "Isinlhoe." the name of the Ill-foiled essul wrJUih left Seaiitle Sejitemht 20 for San Fiand3co wiltii coal, has been fnund on Ithe ocean llj'adh near OreR placa. The wife of the keeiwr of the Wlllamla Day. VWht found it partially hurled In the Sand; the gilt letters of the name having aiUtrtverted her atten tion. - ':',. ( 1 ' . ' i " The rovsTntiefMUer Rlchnrd Rush, which - ieft NMh Any vn Winds jr -aft to search 'for mtrWng vessels, enme Into porit this evening. C3i(aln 'Ho.-iiier) re ports that "he went S(a;wn.rd 20 m.los oUl of his coiu'so, land though -'ho kept".' nan at ItWe mlak-he'a J during the entire voyage, thojlutih saw no signs of any vessels or wreckage. GE-raMANIA ARRIVES IN. Her Apprtxnaince Quints the Fears of Other Ship Owners. Ban Franils?o, Dec. 20. The coal la den bark GeTmlan4a, one of the eight Milling vessels wliltth was overdue be tween San Francisco ami the Northern ports, came 1iHto port this lafltemoon. Captain ppuraon had seen no'.hlng of lha wishing colliers Mnntserrat and Keweemaw, nor h'ad ho sluhlted any of the seven saitllng vp.isel which are xmefidered overdue bitwwn San Fran llsco and Oregon, Washington and Brit ish Coluim(l)!a portls. None of thos even vesselB, however, have been out 'ongvr than th'e Germianla, which was t8 days from Setaititle, (and It Is but reaiAnable to supixme 'tfliat they have nat WMh no more ni'l.-infliis t1l.in bpfcll the Oermanla. Oaptaln Peurson, In Ills rpport sliutes that on Daeombar Dlh 'n l.'l'jitude 45 degrees 3(1 'minutes non.h, xmtfltudie 128 dogreea W(?Pt, the Oer nlamC'a, ran Into a hurricane from the louth. For hours the bark was swei. 4y (terriflo wlnda and a terrible sea, but she finally wealthmed the gale, sus cailn'lng no more serious dUnange than Jhe loss of several Sails. THE STEEVES TRIAL. Pontiand, Dec 20. E1tince In the Iteevcu trlml this morning was feature 'ecu, it being the repetition of Ithait In rtvxlud In mhe (Bunco Kully trial Itr.ung insinuation w made by the lefense Dhlilt the ntt-Jotle which Hgured promlnMrrtly in the . Kelly trial haa Jlnoa been itamperud with. STARTED OUT YOUNG. Pendleton, Or., Dec. 20. Gcwga Mur phy patwed a Ktt of worthless checks drawn agnilnst the Nalllon-.U lilanls of PVndlE'ton, and rmnnanta are out aibouit a hundred dollars. Murphy was but a txy of twenty, land has gone with no traces left of his wlvmu'xiu'tH. STATUES UNVEILED. Wla.-hl-g;on, IJ. c. :0 The v(Mn tbA has concealed the Utu-s of Daniel Webster end General Juhn SUaik, whic h have befn placed In the extreme north Highest of all In Leavening Tower. Latest U. S. Gov't Report . k f I vi w f:y i i iv wMi I'KICE, FIVK " CENTS. end of Htiiituary 'hu.lt In 'Hie national jaipiBal, aa a giii t the p'-pl f h state of New ir.nniwhli'c, was qitlt-tly reinxn-ed olt noon today, and the putillo was, for .the firat lime, ixjnru'.'tcd to look uin thwe butest additions to the w-iWonal callf--Aln of memoittial fitriires. DKNllOD TUli P.EPORTKRS. Would Say Nothing of the Recent Antl Seoret So-.il ely Older. New York, Dec. 20. Arch-i)Lhop Cui rlgtm denied himself to the reporter's toduy, who sought to ulUUIri hii views reaivEng ithe ecc!en?.i:lc Inti-rd-hition of Secret socdtitlea promulgated by Bish op McDonnell, of Brooklyn, to a con forenoe of his dlixxtie this week. Vicar funeral Farley ndmitited the truth of ohe Btfiltomciiit tlitit sucii an order had been promulgaited. "The Odd Fellows, the Sons of Temperance, and Knights of PytliJ'.'ia have men lmterdloted.," he ;!a'!d. "CknMliHnirfatlon will at onco be promulgUted thr.mif.hoult the chun.-h Loth tram the pulpits and by the pretw. As to the reasons for this action, it is aiifllalerit Ito ftiy that they were con lcmncd .because Bhe archbishops evi dently held tliat they wre antagonistic to thi church." LB.UVILLB GOLD STRIKK. TlKu;Unds Flocking to the Newly Oiened Mines. Denver, Dec. 20. The recent gold stnlkes In LeadvUlle are reusing wild excitement. lliaiilixiads are taxed to their utmost capatft'ty. The Denver, Livadvllle, and OuntiisKn railway, the short line from Denver ',to the camp, in preparing Ito run extt'a tnalns to accom modtilte the travel. Gold strlkies have been numeroiis in LeaidvUIo during the past two years, ibut none have attract ed so muoh attention as the two latent In the Rex and Triumph mines, which tdtialblUh the facit that the gold belt extends ait least three miles, the two discoveries being that far aypart. The prospecit Is that Leadvllle in WT, wilt foe Ithe largest producer of gold In the wortd. SALT LAKI3 BANKERS. They Endorse W. P. St. John's Cur rency Plan. Salt I.iake, Dec, 20. Tlia leading' bank ers and business men of this city held a meeting today to daeiiss ttho Bulitl more plan, for legutalLIng the currency. It was ithe sense of the meeting1 that In any currency plan anted upon tha conrttittuenlt part thereof shouid be the re-inim'tltilziiiiion of sliver. The resolu tion. wa,s passed, et-titlng forth that the proiKwltlon advanced by W, I'. St. John of Nsw York, comes nearer expivpulng the fltitinclul views of the business men of the West than anything so Par pro posed by astern men. A PACKERS' COMBINE. It Will Work A glad nut the Inland Job bers. Pendleton, ', Deo. 20.-The Missouri River and Coast packers hlave formel a conrtftn'aitlon on genwrtal pa,iklng house products 'and will withdraw all ' stocks from the interior points, such us Pen dleton, and Walla WUIla. All' the Packers In the trust, and the only dls 'trlliufDlng points, on the co.mt will be Los Angeles, Ra.n Fitmcilsco, Portland, Taeoma and Seattle. . The lagrwinent uffexns all Interior Jinhbeirs, and so op emit ea as to1 Increase tho price per pound on cent to consumers, exc-)t t terminal points. HEARD CRIES OF HELP. An Attempt to Show that Sleeves Em ' ' ployed Kelly to Murder Sayres. Porrl.und, Deo.. 20. The feiuture In ithe ateeves mtrdr trial today was the Oeiftlmony of F. P. Leeoh, who is em ployed In the foundry at Fulton Tark, He tostllled that on the nltfhit the mur der Is euiiporfed to Wave been committed, he heard five dlAlnut cries for help ntxu;t 9:45 p. m. The prosecution thus Jar bias endetivornd to prove that Kel ly murdered .ftiyres, and Utter In the trial t wll'l mJUtemjj't to show tlnut Siteeves employed Kelly Ito kill him. SAN"FRANCI.SC) TRACK. Pan Francisco, Dec. 20. About six furlongs, 2-yenr-oid.s Hueneme, 1:21 1-3. Five furlong-Hal Fisher, LOS 3-4. All bets dorlan-d off. One mile, handMii Vaaa il, 1:54 3-4. p'lve furlongs Liittle, 1:0S. Seven furlongs Realization, 1:55 1-2. MARINE INTELLIGENCE. Sun Fiunclsoo, Iec. 20. Arrived fier mnnla, fim Bea'Ule. Cleared UmiuUllsv, for Victoria and Port Townsend. Departed Biitte of California, for As. trla; s:hoon'r Excel Ulor. for Port Hlikeley; schooner Lotitlu, for As'.oriH; Oregon, for AvMiorla: schooiuer Jtalph J. Long, for Coqullle li-lver. THE GOLD RESERVE. WasWng'.'on,' Dec. 20.-Th gold re. sr-rvt) in the treasury fxlay is t'0, 23K.S4I. 0 t-. , t tf u CxBBsroial StrMt Wwa nrherever tby appear, and that fiifctory.