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r A atksths TOOAV'I 1 TODAVI WU1MH, f The ASTORIA hat ft larait LOCAL i formil f WtiMniujn and Diatom ' f Dm, and tha targsat TOTAL elrctilatlo f f lr wMtlwi trmtr, r d ill asaan published la Ailorla. rJ!t EXCLUSIVE TKMCGKAP1IIC PRESS REPORT. ASTUKIA, OlCWiOX, TlXSDAY MOKNINO. MAKCil 81, 18. VOL. XhV. NO. 74. Time, Tide and Creditors ets, Quilts. Htc, at Factory The One Price Clothiers, Hatters and Furnishers. C. S. JACOBSON, Trtmtee. SU8 and 508 COMMKKCIAL STKKET. ASTORIA. OK. Do you iietxl anything in' Office 8u1Uh, Letter TreKHeH, Copying Hooka, Inkstand-, Tablets, Inks, Ulonk llookg, liluo Print Paper, Waste llarkite, rk Trays, Pen, Rucks, Type Writing Papei, Ribbons uiul Carlou l apei. If m , we ran supply you. A new lot of Piny lug CordH jimt received. Griffin & Reed, Citv Hook Store. UP TO DATE New Needle and Narrow Square Toe. MOUTH BUN TltSt. SCHOOL SHOES OUR HOBBY. We cut more genuine service for the fflone" Into our School Shoes thin Into any class of shoes we Mil. Give them a trial: you won t ref ret It. Copeland Bargains! Such as Never Been Offered Before In Hardware. Granite Ware. Rope, Stoves, Iron Pipe. Terra Cotta Pipes. Bar Iron, Steel. Cannery Supplies. Loggers' Tools PLUMBING, TIN WORK. ond At prices that defy competition. Done by experienced workmen. One Fixture ot Coat. Sol Oppenheimer, Will wuit for no inuti. Tlnro fori", the TRUSTEE'S SALE " """"""""S of ricn'5 and Boys' Cloth-iiig.l-'urnlshlnK Goods, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes, Trunks, Valises, Umbrellas, Blank Vr'uvn, at the FOOTWEAR NKW .STOCK Slippers of All Kinds Oxfords, Muck, Tan Duck, Canvas Kid and Cloth Top, Widths A to EE. FISHERMEN'S BOOTS. Hand Made. LOGGERS' SHOES that bold calks. FARMERS' SHOES, all kinds. 6k Thorseti. JOB WORK, Call and Do Convinced Trustee for M. C. CROSBY. OREGON'S GREAT BATTLE SHIP She Ih Now Almost In Kcmliocvt fin Her l.ul.dW Trial Trip. a ;i:m i.m. M ::i:ms kxi'Icti d ftalll ul Hit lkl .Material ami by (be Best KaijIareM aad Mrcbaain it ihc world Credit In tbc Dcnartsicst. Tim Han Franrleco fall, referring lo tha near completion In lhal cliy of the grea.1 battwhlp Oregon, ui: Tha trial (lip of tho Monadnork and tha (1oIiik of Ilia American navy In verloiie rte of tha world have given promln-nre to lha fart that In a fw day lha battle hip Orrwon, hum at tha Union Iron Work., will hava her official trial Jrlp. Hh la now almost romplMed ami dmlgrra ari at work clearing lha way fur her free entrance Into tha wat-re of lha bay. One a vain afloat aha will h takrn to tha Hunter's Point drydork and thara placed in readiness for her trial. A ap rial ran of man will ha put to work and tha big lim'-of-battle ship's lioitom will ba scrubbed and cleaned until It ahlm-s Ilka burnished allvar. Tha starring car Will ba overhauled and whan th Oregon leave lha dork avarylhlna la aura to ba In thorourh working order. A mor than satisfactory result la expected, and tha Holts ara resting on thlr oar In anilrlpatlun of a bit bonus. If a faithfully built .hip ever earned a premium II will ha tha Oregon. Tha Very beat malarial ha barn put Into har, and tha Itaat engineers and marhlntata In lha United State hava aupnintendrd har rrtft at ruction. Aa aha appaara today aha la tha paraonlnratkm of wrr. In vry Una and ourva. ami har frownlna; cannon irlva wamlna; hefora thay brfln to lrk. Juildna; by har liaitrrlra ah. la omt of tha moat imwwrful ahlfva afloat. In hrr main ImttaDaa aha haa four (-Inch (una and atjrht Irnh Tha latter ara Ira I net fura and aft, whlla lha a-tm-h anna ar amldnhlp. Th-r are four U Huh truna In tha tnwara, and ahraa ran ba umxI on all rK'oaal.MUL In har aacomlary ltlarli lha fraa;on haa allien -poundar, four l-H3undra, and four machine (una. for amall arma aha will hava W rlrtra and IT ravolvrra. In har othar drfanara ah lll hava aavrn tnrtnto mba and tan atito-mollla torpebxa. Nrarly all of tha armament la now on tord. and tha chaty-aa ara that tha preliminary trial mil Ih hrld natt wa'k Tha MaaachuaHta, Indiana, and Orc ron ar allka In avary rrta't, but tha I'nhm Iron Worka. tha bulldrra of th' latter. rpaot to baat the record of tha othera t'artlotilar attention ahotild ba paid lo th-a vaaaala. aa In caa of war thay would ha tha main rrlatnra of h t'nlte.1 Statea both for oflVnalva and da fanatva ptirpoaca Tha food ipialltlaa of tha Oraaon ara apparent to avan tha auparflclnl ob"r"r. 8ha la ati.arlor to anythlne afloat or dc. atrnral In tha world, and tha only adveraf rrltlclam that ran ba mad la In regard to tha coal aupply at normal drauirht. "Hut," aald a naval oflb-ar yaatanlay, "In onVr lo obtain tha two vital qualltba ot heavy armament and admlrahla protro lion aomo thlnar had lo ha aacrlflrad, and that attmathlna: waa coal. Hut It mttat ba at onca remimlwail that tha Oregon la a roaat-llna battla-ahlp. Hho la not Ha bla In ronko Ions vnvacea at ara and tharafnr. will not ba apt to atray far from tha hotna coatlnjr atatlona Nover thaleaa. on a pinch ah ran carry Wl lona of coal." There la nothing forrlcn about tha Ore Iron. Tha Charloaton wna built aftar the model of tho Japanese crula'r Nanlwa Kan, and lha Ban Franrlaoo ami Olympla war. modi'lod mora or Iraa after Euro pean Ideaa. Tha new battla-ahlp. howfvrr, la on tha llnea dralcnad by two younir American oftVara. and In dealirn and build from rivet to bull, from machlna run to main tattery-ha la American and American only. TWO Bl'ICIDES. Torlland Man. Tired of Llf Take the Gun Routt. Special to th. Aatorlan. Portland, Uaroh 10. There were two suicide In Portland today. Tfrry were Max Friendly, the well known liquor merchant ot Morrison atreet, and J. K. Bartooeoh, a boot and .ho dealer of Alblna. Hoth men ended their exlatenc. by blowing off their heada, and both war lead to do violence to thaiuaeivea by tha aame oauae that of financial dif ficulty. Friendly went to the rear of hla ator. and, taklnar out hla revolwr, fired a ball Into hla head. The ihot attracted a crowd and, while th. dying man waa atlll lying; In th. yard bark of hi. atore, hla daughter ruahed In and, throwing heraelf on hla body, wept plteoualy. She upbraided aeveral frienda for not watoh Ing her father mora carefully, aa ho had been aome what deranged. Friendly waa formerly a proaperou. merchant of Cor vallla. ltartoach put the muiila of a ahot gun In hla mouth ami pulled the trigger with hla foot. Th. whole top of hla head waa blown off. RODE OVER A HARMLESS nOX. Which Contained Dynamite, With Dlana trous Results to All Concerned. Seattle. March SO. The steamer Mex ico, which cam. down today, brought newa of an explosion on Douirlns la land, Alaska, which killed an Indian woman and her child and threw the en gineer of the train to a height of sixty feet. An engine, carrying powder to one of the mines on the Island, dropped a ran of dynamite on tjd trick. Another train, coming along iitrr, struck the In nocent looking box andthe Instantaneous wreck of tle engine, rare and enctneer was the result. An Indian woman, car rying her child, waa thrown some dis tance from th. track, and both ah! and hnr Infant were struck by fragments and crushed. The engineer was unhurt Excitement prevails jre. induced by the sailing of a mini er ot boats for Cook's Inlet. The K-ton schooner T.oyal got away thla afternoon with twenty, thrc pasengvrs. About COO people will leava H.wttla I lila wrek for th Aluaka mlnaa. TI.AIilH IT WAS HWINI'l.KH. Ixindon Tlm Paid II. to a Una ( r Nrwa Which Waa Hot Nawa. fxi.idon, March JO.-Tha ault of tha Mnrnitia: Tlmaa aaralnat tha O-ntral N'vaa Company, a concern whl.h up-plt-wa a carlaln ajrenry In tha fnltad Hiatea, waa opened In th queen'a lienrb dlvlalon of ria high court of Juatl-. c day. Tha llmea rharwm that dlapatch-a regarding tha Japanraa war aupplPd by lha Central Nawa war In aome raaia entirely fabHcalad, and In other rea'a largely altered and npanded. and ll.at by pulillahlnc lham, tha Tlmea auff r.'d In reputation. Blr Krank Ixckwood ahowad rom parlaon with the original cable m'xaga that the Central Nawa had furnlah d to lha Tlmaa and Ita other rllenla. Including lha nawa ag-ncy In lha l'nltl Bta-a, with over .0 worda of padding. Thla waa atiHllad and paid for by tha Tlm-a at the rata of alx ahllllnga (II So) per lln. There waa conaloVrable amuaemrnt, cou pled with Indignation, In court, whan tha rouna-l read the following original dla palch: "Wal-Mal-Wal rapurd. The two worda ware expanded at great length and purported to give th moat graphic detalla of (he rapture of that port by the Japaneee. Othar Inatancra were (Iv an of elmliar work. HAMMOND AT UHERTT. Ixndon. March -The Tlm publlaha a dlattch from Pretoria w.il'T jy. John Hayaa Hammond, th. American under trial there, haa obta'T-d leave to go to Cap Town on account of hie health, but hla ball haa been lncraaad to fy.ian. The other prlaonera, aaya tha die patch, ara under guard her. 1v nrltlah government haa Intimate 1 It wljl hold Praaldant Kruger and the t'g'ctitlve re aponalble for their aaf'ty. A diapatch from Cai Town lo th. Tim a announci Hammond haa arrived there. I the cmr or bklu. ! A Trip to Orand Old Moarow With Dr. I Oregory d Kannet. The Methodlat church waa comfortably filled laat evening whin Ir. Gregory de Kannet began hla l-ctur on Ituaeta. Grand old Moscow, with It worka of I magnificence and art. waa pkturrd to th. ! audlenre. The Kremlin, where Napoleon ! etopped during lha French Invaalon, waa j lectured upon at length, the an'aker I holding hla audience apell-bound aa he ! eiplalmd the wonderful aurroundinga ot , thia historic blulding. Th.- largeat bell i , and tha largest, with the exrep'l.m of , tha Krupp, cannon pi the world war - shown to th audience, In etereopticun views, the anealcr eplalnlng that lha j , hall waa nineteen feet In hrlsht and , welghel n-arly Sw.ftia poumla. The tan- j non takra a ball which weighs s me ' 1 pounds, and 1SW pound )f iiowd-r la I necessary for a single discharge. Neither i I the b.'ll nor the cannon has evrr bm ua.'jl, and It Is Impossible, therefor, to , ' tell tha effect of the ringing or discharg ing of either mammoth casting J Th' portrait of Cath Tine thf linn was f ; also given. This good waman aatnblNhed j a foundling asylum. wtirej li nuia a attand lo the wanta of aa many Infants, l When a child la broucnt ! tne Instlfi- i Hon no quaatlons arc ask-'d. but the IP tie j one Is Immediately given Into the rhanr i ' of a nurse. Dr. d'Kannet said that quite i i a number of merchants haul marrlM glrla ' I raised In the asylum, and cited one In- I atance in particular. irie,m oi ine J doctor, a wealthy merchant, had taken I on of tlv young ladle unto himself for a companion through life, whl-h very much surprised the good doctor. He has tended, however, to pay hla compllmcnta lo thr lady, and at th. first opportunity asked hla friend what led him to take thla step. The merchant answered that his waa the only way ot wtlafartotlly becoming poesdesed of a wife: 'For," aald the gentleman, "you are aure you will never have any trouble with a mother-in-law." Chinatown, rather a unique portion ot Moscow, waa traversed. I'nllke Aatnrln'a festive point of Interest. Chinatown In the ttusslan city contains no Chinamen, but derives Ita name from a largo wall which surrounds the quarter, and whlrh Is likened unto the gret wnll of the Oriental Empire. While visiting the many shrinks, or worshipping places In 1 Moscow, apropos of tha coming feist. the doctor told of a very pretty custom In vogue In Russia, and which haa a great moral. During Eastertide, Instead of tha customary salute, when a friend meats another, regardleea of sex, h says: "Christ has risen." Th. other replies, "Ha la truly risen;" whereupon their lips meet "Which goes to show," aald th. doctor, "that, although wt have different names, w. all are members of Qod's fam ily." A triumphal archway, crowning which waa a rider and alx horses, was an Inter esting feature of th. rvenlng'a entertain ment Here the doctor took occasion to aay that th. above-mentioned driver was th. only strictly temparat one In all th. Russtaa. Dr. Kannet, deslpte his foreign accent, Is a moat Interesting speaker. HI. talk la not so much In th. nature of a lec ture aa It Is a social chat. In which on. always, understands th. question being diacusaed. His views ar excellent and the historical aurroundinga make them quit. Interesting. This evening Doctor Kannet will giv. an hour's lecture on th. Russian government, and, Judging from the enthusiasm displayed last even ing, the house pill probably bo crowded. Aa the. proceeds go to the high achool plano-llbrary fund, twenty-flve cents could not be better expended. PREPARING FOR OLYMPIC GAMES. Athens, March SO. From thlrty-flv. thousand to forty thousand persons wit nessed the preliminary contests for Ihe purpose of selecting champions to repre sent Greece In Ih Olympic gnmes, which will open here on April 5. King George personally supervised Ihe race from Mar athon. The dlstancs Is twenty-five miles, and the rond Is a rough one. The time of the winner waa threi hours and eigh teen second. N The winner In the diskos throwing scored twenty-nine m.trea. The diskos weights two kllogrames. THE MARKETS. Liverpool, March SO. Wheat Spot, steady; No. 1 Northern, 5a 4d; futures, steady: March &s ;d; April, 5s 5d; May, June and July, 5s 5Hd. Hops Paclflo Coast, fl 15s. Portland. March SO-Wheat Valley, 5!iJ 69; Walla Walla, 555. When a man begins to prevarlcatt he can beat a woman all to pieces at it Having Hoe Cake Soap in your kitchen or bath once means always. LONG AND SHORT Decision of Supreme Court Support ing the Intcr-Statc Com merce Act. TIIK 1'EAKSAI.L CASE DECIDED Ureal .Wtbcri aid Virthcn Nettie Rail roads Caaaot rk Coavilidated -topa-lar rrejaditc Agaiitt .loaupolits .Mast Be Rccojstzed BpeHal to th. Aatorlan. Washington, March th. Tha T.'nlt-d Btates supreme court today derided that railroads could not exempt parties and give thant special rates on shipments from one station to another The opinion upholds the validity of tha provision of tha lnt"rstat eommere act prohibiting higher chant for abort than for lona; haul. The court alao held It to be legal for railroads to charge lea. for Imported gooda than domestic articles. The effect of this opinion is to continue) th. alleged discrimination In th. Interest of for eign ahlpper. In the caae of Thomas Pearaell agalnat th. Great Nvrthem Ra'l way Company tha court held that the Great Northern could not be comolldated with tb. Northern Pacific, The court, through Justice Brown, said: "Whether th consolidation of com peting lines will necessarily result In a detriment to th public. Is bee id a th question. Whether It has that effect or not It eertajnly put It In the power of tha consolidated corporation to civ. It that effect In short, the public Is at th rresrey of the corporation. There Is and has bean for WO years, both abroad and In thla country, a popular prejudice against monopolies In general, srhlch found expression In Innumerable acts ot legislation We cannot say that such prejudice Is not well founded. "It Is a matter In which tha legislature Is entltIM to pasa Judgment. There are, moreover, thought to ba other dangers to the moral sens, of th community Incidental to great anrrratlons of wraith, which, though Indirect, are even more Insidious In their Influence, snd such as have awakfened feelings of hos tility which have not failed to And ex pression In legislative acts." Th consolidstion of those two great corporation would, aald the court, un avoidably result In giving th Great Nor thern a monopoly of all traffic In the northern half of the atat. of Minnesota, and all transcontinental traffic north ot the line of the I'nlon Pacific, for which public regulations would b feeble pro tection. The act of the leglalature or 1ST, he conclud'd, undoubtedly reflected the general sentiment of the public thst It security Is In competition. THE ARMS WERE LANDED. j Rut the Captain of a Filibuster Told a J Shipwreck Story to Prevent Suspicion. 1 Washington. March . The treasury ' department has evidence lending to show i that Ihe steamship Commodore, which recently cleared from Charleston, 8. C, with arma and ammunition, did not lose her cargo In a storm at sea. as wss re ported by her captain, but landed It on the coast of Cuba. The collector of cus toms at Charleston In a report to the eecretary of the treasury, says the Com modore cleared at that port on the 9th Inst., for Tampa, Fl.. with a manifest showing arms, ammunition and artillery. On the 22nd she returned with other car go, and on the following day she ent red as from sea. Her captain made a wreck report, which aaya he encountered a se vere gsl and that her cargo was thrown overboard and the whole power of all h-r pumps was used to keep her afloat. This ststement Is contradicted by on of tb Commodore's firemen, who stated the cargo was successfully landei on .h coast of Cuba. FIVE HUNDRED MILLIONS. Appropriations for this Session Will Not Fall Below that Amount. Washington. March SO. Cannon, chair man of the house committee on appro priations, aald today that th. appropria tion for thla aasalon ot rangress could not fall below 1501,000.000. In conclusion. Cannon said th public service, in his opinion, could not be provided tor two rears for less than a billion hollars. Now, however, th government was borrowing money to pay current expenses. In new of 'this fact, he appealed to the house to keep down th appropriations and be content In caring for the public service aa It existed, and not enter upon any nrw expenditures while this borrowing was (olnf on. FINANCIAL DISCUSSIONS. Washington. March SO. The senate Is to have a revival of the financial and bond discussion. It will be on Peff r'a resolution for th appointment of a com mittee to tnveatlgate the recent bond Is sue. STEAMSHIP PARIS AFLOAT. Vessel Uninjured Captain Refuses to Make a Statement New Tork. March SO. The steamship Paris, of the American line, which went ashore oft Sandy Hook ye.terdsy mornints near where the New Tork, of the same line, grounded last month, was pulled off today. ' Captain Passow, of the steamer Pat If, which anchored a mile above Qu.imntlne, said he had no statement to make In re gard lo the grounding of his steamer. Ho arnounctxt with vehemence that the Paris was absolutely uninjured and had only anchored where sha was to await day lujht before docking. Capt Passow also said tlM ateamer ran aground during a clear Sunday afternoon and before th? fog set In. RAINES EXCISI3 BILL. New Tork. March SO.-Corporatlon Counsel Scott today sent to Chief of Po lice Conlln an opinion as to the pro visions of the Raines excise law that are now in force and may require action by th police. The corporation counsel holds Best Washing Powder on earth. Large size, 20 cents. Soap Foam. thst all Ihe provisions of the law which are not epaclfled as going Into T cf at any particular date ar In effect now. Clubs, he holds, cannot sell liquor with out licenses, and poiuv-nvn have the right to make arrests for all violation of th law mad In their precinct. All-night license msy continue In force un'll Jun , unless they Ipir b-for. thst date. CRACK) WITH THE CITE. Prominent Illlllard Players Gather at Madlaon Bquar Concert HaJI. New York. March .-Promlnent billiard players from sll over gathered at Mad ison Bquar Garden Concert Hall today to witness the opening tournament In which Frank Ives, Jake ghaeffer and Albert Gamier are to content for a purs of offered by Maurlcs Daly. Tb championship game for the past flvs years has been a l-lnch, but Ives taoam ao strong at this atyl. Daly dackkd to quallxa matters by making th gam la-lnr.h balk. Thla being a new atyl to tb players, the experta ar all on th same level. Thla Is the first of th. srles ot tour naments which will be played her. In 1 (o ton and Chicago. Each of th play ers will play th others two games. Only old-time handlers of th cuj r -member Gernler. for It Is twenty years sine th Belgian bllllardlet crossed th Atlantic Th scores tonight wrre: Schaeffer ); Garnlcr 1ST. IMMIGRANTS ARRIVE. New Tork. March . Four a. camera arrived In port today, having on board CM Immigrants. They war' from Franc. Italy and Germany. LEEDS DEFEATED. Maspeth. N. T.. March W.-Everhardt knocked Leada out In th flfteeaui round. FOUR MILLION BC8HEL8. Chicago Plunger Buys Largs Quantities of Wheat and Retire. Chicago, March JO. Edward Partridge, th board of trad plunger, bought 4.400. 00 bushels of wheat today, and say be will retire from the market, having no further Interest In It It might be sup posed that after buying 4.0UO.0OO bushels of th article, be would have a very lively and substantial Interest In th wheat market, but It was all what Is called short wheat that Is. wheat which h had previously sold. His purchases of todsy will go to filling his sales and relieve blm. Even the market waa very much agitated, and th price went crumbling from C3 cents per bushel up to M cents, while Partridge brokers were clamoring for his four million bush els of abort wheat. When they atopped buying tb price dropped to OH cent. Partridge said he waa very alrk and would now give up speculation. Ha, cer tainly was In appearance a very sick man. TEXAS STEER. That "A Texas Steer" and Tim Mur phy made the most pronounced and In stsntsneous hit aver reached by an . American comedy, la acknowldged on a'l sides. For year It has been presented from one end of the country to the other, continuing as an enormous and ever Increasing success, winning favor , for its author, and establishing Tim Mur phy so firmly In the hearts snd minds of theatre patrons that then is no such thing as dislodging him. Last year "The Steer" and Tim Murphy separated. "Th Steer" did not like the parting one b't, so the two are together again, and that press and public are glad of the reunion is amply attested by th splendid notices given and the crowds who are parking the theatres every performance. The past few we?ks the company has been filling th theatre at Kansas City, Omaha. Minneapolis. St. Paul, etc.. and the critics are one In the expression that "A Texas 8teer" is blng given Ihe best production In the history of the play. Through his long connection with the remarkably successful comedy, Tim Mur- t phy knew Just the requirements of each part, and the stage setting and "busi ness" necessary to add to the enjoyment of those who have already seen the pro duction. Each member of his support ing company was selected with special regard for his or br fitness to bring out all the humor In the piece. Under his own watchful and discriminating eye every rehearsal was conducted, and the performance Is so smooth and delight fully crisp that no wonder Tim Murphy and "A Texas Steer" are now being her alded on every hand aa destined to con- , ttnue an unqualified success for many years to coma. ! The "Texas Steer" will appear at Fish- ' r's Opera House Friday, April 1 j RUSSIA LAND OF THE CZAR. Monday and Tuesday evenings. Dr. DeKannet at the Methodist church under th auspice of th High School. Each lecture mustraaa wun ovr it splendid view. Dr. DeKannet received the gold medal at the World's Fair at Chicago tor his illustrated lecture. Mr. B. F. Packard, one of th beat known cltlsens of Astoria, and an old timer here, left on the ateamer Thomp son Isst evening with his family for Vancouver Washington. Mr. Packard was for alxteen years connected with Wyatt's store, formerly VanDusen'a mer chandise establishment, and perhaps bet ter than any othar man In the city knew the ins and outs of trade at this port. Mr. Packard will engage for the present In the management of hla fruit ranch Just out of Vancouber, where he has 1600 bearing prune trees, and 900 apple) trees. He leaves a host of friends, many of whom were at the boat last night to bid them farewell, who wish him success in his new home. White What's the matter with Greene? I saw him just now, and he looks pretty bad. Gray Tes, poor fellow, he Is suff r ing from overwork. White I wasn't aware that he ever did any work. Gray That's where you mak a mlstak. He was on the train the other day, and he tried to open three different car windows for as many different ladles. Boston Transcript Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Govt Report Pfttfev WAR RENEWED IN NICARAGUA The I'cace Commission Retvrns from Conference Kith the Iosnr . gent Leonist. ZELAYA'S TERMS REJECTED Tbt CoTcrsmeit Is Hard rretd lor "aadi sad laaiiiiio. aid tbt Itoalsta. Re ceitiag Aid frost CaitiMsli. .1st Cim i Geieral Var. Special to th Astoraln. Managua. Nicaragua, via Galveston, March to. Th peace comtnisslon baa) re turned her from La Pas whora a con fer eno with th representatives of tha insurgents Leonlsts baa been held. Tha) terms ottered by President Zelaya. ar un derstood to be (ha absolute surrender of alt arms, th payment of all war sx penaes and th. surrender of th Waders for trial. Th Insurgents not only re fused to accept tbs terms, but demand ad that President Zelaya turn oseer to then th government of Nloarasrua. Con-' sequently tb war will ba continued with renewed bitterness on both sides). Tb fovernjsent Is said to b hard pressed for funds, as well aa ammunition, which facts ar not unknown to th Leon lata, who are understood to be receiving se cret support from Oauoemal and othar sources, which may result In complica tions likely to causa a general war throughout Central America. BAKERS BAT NEWS. Trap Men Taking Steps to Protect Their Interest This Season. Aa Aatorlan representative vlalbM II waco yesterday, and learned that the II waco trap men are talking ot forming combination with th purpose of selling fish to on cannery, operated by them selves. It Is stated en good authority that a meeting of several of th larger owners will shortly taks place and that plans will b discussed as to the best means possible to offset the packers' com bination. The clause In th articles ot Incorporation pertaining to the control ot th price or raw material Is worrying th trap men. It was rumored In Ilwaoa yeeterdsy that If the price ot Ash was reducM, a combination of trapmen would be formed, and that th flsi; would b packed In one of the Idle canneries in Astoria. It was admitted that a move f this kind would require financial aid. but it was claimed that such aid had been offered to them by prominent mn ot this city. It was asserted by on of th trap men that within three weeks from today, they could be In running order and en tirely Independent of the larger packer. So lat n the season as It now la; It would be Impossible to start a cannery dependent on gill net fish, aa th fisher men are all engaged, but with ail tha fish guaranteed from the traps, (and th . gear will be In by the 10th of April) tb plan of the trappers Is thought by many to be feasible. They say that they will be entirely Independent of all politics, and banded together on the common plat form of five cent fish. Their principal argument la that If the cannerymen war able to pay five cents for their own fish, and five and a quarter for their neigh bors' fish last year, they can and will pay the Fshermen's Union price this sea son. JT PUZZLED HIM. Chicago Post The clergyman was nervous. Thar could be no question about that His duties were at an end, but he hung around the wedding party and his action showed that he was troubled. He ap peared to be endeavoring to convlno himself thtU cverythntg waa all right, but without success. Finally be tapped the young man Is) knickerbockers on the shoulder and lead him to one side. "Pardon me." he aald. shifting uneasily from one foot to the other, "but there la matter of some delicacy that I wish to speak to you about." "Tear1 returned th young man. In quiringly. "Tes." replied the clergyman. "I trust you will take no offense. It Is a trin unusual, but" "Waa th wedding fee too small r asked the young man, a th clergyman hesi tated. "Not at all. not at all, returned tha, clergyman promptly. "Ton see, th far, of th matter la that at th laat minute I became somewhat confused be wilder, l, It were, by the novelty of the sttuav tlon and I would Ilk to be assured that I got everything all right" I "Why. of cours you did." "When it cam to that question of love, honor and obey, you know, I was afraid I " The clergyman paused for a minuteand then blurted out: "You're the groom, aren't you?" "Certainly." 'Then It's all right, and you ha no Idea how that relieves me. Yon have never ofliclated at nne of ee, I th bloomer weddings before and I wasafraid I might have made a mistake.' "What sort of looking man was) it you held the conversation with?" asked th lawyer. "He was one of those .'solemn faced fellers," said the witness.! slowly, gaxlng thoughtfully at the celllnCg, "that you can't sise very well one of these fellers that dou dassn't offer a I bottle of whisky to because you ain't rlglt certain whether he will git Insulted Jr take It all at one swag." Cincinnati rnqulrr. Mrs. John Leahy, of Olney, . visiting menas in ins city yesDeraay. Beasts' sra Md yi U-J SIT! it 1 j2.V:. J .'-. Vi.-. si '- -,4 . . .." - ... . f" I