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i 4 TODAY'! WUTHH, jf ftrwtil for WnhllM O'tgoni Tl ASTORIA hi IK lrrt 10CAL ciruittioat in lirgxl urnLKAL Urciii. S no, jnd tt largMt TOTAL cIkiIiiIm till peri pgtonhed I Aiterla. i Qcculoail rtlni cooler, W KXCLUSIVIC TICLISGRAI'IIIC PRESS REPORT. ASTORIA, OUKOON, TUKSDAY MORNING APRIL It, IBM. NO. -fcC VOL. XLV. ttn Time, Tide and Creditors ets, Quilts. Etc., nt Fat-lory The One Price Clothiers, C. S.JACOBSON, 60D autt 608 uOMMKBCUL Po you nml nnythin in Oflice S.tnpiHs, Itttrr PnttwH, Coiiying Hook, Inkstandc, TaMi-tn, Julie, I'.lwnk Dooka.niuo Print rnr. Watte Uakt-lH, lrk Trn.vc I'en Hacks, Tyo Writing 1'ajn'i, KiWrtJiw ai d Carlcn Paji. If m, we can mij'j'ly yon. A new Tot of IMnyliiR Cnrtl jimt received. Griffin & Reed, Citv Book Store. Bargains! Such a Never Uccn Offered Before In Hardware. Granite Ware. Rope. Stoves. Iron Pipe. Terra Cotta Pipes. Bar Iron. Steel. Cannery Supplies, Loners' Tools PLUMBING, TIN WORK At prices that defy competition. Done by experienced workmen. llan Fixture nt Com. Sol Oppenh.eimer, S. I'RIiRMAN, late of I'minu A Holmra. , R. T. EARI.E, late of Stockton. Cat -COLljnBIA IRON WORKS.- Foundrymen, Blacksmiths, Machinists and Boiler Makers. MANUFACTURING AND REPAIRING OF ALL KINDS OF MACHINERY. Iror? ond Brass Costing. SPECIALTIES i Welch Patent Wheel, Ship Smithing and Steamboat Work, Cannery and 11111 Machinery, Marina and Stationary Boilers Built to Order HTSpeclally equipped for Loggers' Work. Bay Foundry). Phone 78. Correspondence EXTENDED SYMPATHY. ' "Do unto othen a you would hava others do unto you," la sympathetically shown in tho following linos, tha pre sumption being that sympathy la born, or akin to pain or sorrow: "Gentlemen: Ploaae send Kraust'i Hoadacho Capsule as follows: Two boxes to Flora Beay, Havanna, N. Dak. Two boxes to Llllle Wilcox, Ilrookland, N. Dak. I have always been a great sufferer from headache and your Cap sule are the only thing that relieves me." Yours very truly, FLORA BEAY, Havanna, N. Dak. For sale by Chas. Rogers, Astoria, Or., sole agent. Will wait for no num. Tliw fore, the TRUSTEE'S SALE of Hen's and Boy' Cloth Ing.Furnlshlng Goods, Hats, Caps, Boots, Shoes, Trunks, Valises, Umbrellas, Blank I'ricon, nt the Hatters and Furnishei s. Trimtee. HTKRRT. AHTOBIA, OR. JOB WORK, Call nnd Do Convinced Trusteefor M.C. CROSBY. General Blacksmith Work, Located on 18th and Franklin (Scow solicited. Cheap Clothing The Hop Lee Clothing: Factory and merchant tailors, at US Bond street, makes underclothing to order. Butts and trousers made to fit perfectly. Every order punctually on time and satisfaction guaranteed, Oood goods sold cheap. Call and be convinced. THE TRAPMEN OF BAKER'S BAY Mum Meeting Hi hi at IUhco 1'usm.s Kcsolutlons Concerning the Violence feared. W.AIN .STAII.MLNT OF FACTS hecreury Jcimi Clrrl het rank tkc rooiliut nt Ike "ce-No tocrcloi or Ad of Viulcace Kill Be Tul cralcd ky tke lelo. llwaeo. April 11 -At a meeting f the Tmp Fishermen of llkT' Ray Wash ington, held In tho llwaeo Uht ilou on Saturday, April Dili, IKM, It was unun Ittiuii.l)' resolved: ttii.r.us, Within tho lam two weeks arm. J bttn.li of glllnct nshermen or ml, tries of tho Columbia River Fishermen's Protective Union, located at Astoria, State of Oregon, illil assemble In the - l.i. of Hukcre line, State o( V ashing tn, uikI Oi.t wantonly destroy legal Dsn hui ttpplluiirca located therein, the prop erty of I h- cltlsciie of thl tulc, sod liil ruiiinilt personal violence noon lh oncr ntul prrwinn rmi'loyi'il on mtM (roH-rt)', uful thrrutrnd further to de utroy ujiy of wlU uniiwrty If tho con Mrui'tlon or otwrmtlon of the iwine ahoultt be contliiuvl, an.1 to ronunll furih.r vio lence nn.l to lukn the Uvea of tho own. ere ami prrnoiia employed ther.-ln; and Wh.-r.-ue, In yrura paat three dcpfiila lliina on the part of the i.tl.1 alllnet nh ermen of Aatorla. Drraoti, have repeated ly (H'rurri-d aiwl the threata mule by them rurrlcd out, a lurce amount ol property rteatroyeU ami llea endancon-d, and kh. ri'iia the aald Klllnrt heli.-rnii n by their ornunltatlun known aa the t.'. K. K 1. I'lilun have declared a atrlke and winounced the price of flah to t flva rente M-r pound and havo determined that no flalierman on the foluml.la ttlver hall In. allowed to flah for uny orlce or ronalderution whatever, whether a mem tier of the auld onianltallon or not, until thla atrlke la declared off by them ami their di timmla tllll. and have threat ened tu repent their former unlawful acta ehould any eron attempt to 1ah, and hue npiKiltited commltlet-a to ace that their ileitidtMla are compllil with; now, therefore. Im It Heaolvrd. Thiil we. aa luw-abtillllR citl-ba.-na of the Htate of Waohltutlon. I tlevine In the liuilbuiuble lUcht of each and every cltlaen lo proaex-um nnd carry on the nieiina of earnllut an honeat tlvell hoo.1 for the aupport of ouraelvea nnd fnmillM at a price for our labor which we aa Imllvl'tunla may deem Juat and rliiht, and recuKiiliInc llml every one hua the rliiht to ac.H-pl or rej-ct tho ronidd erntlun offered for hla lalxir. cor.demn the action of the unnun liahermen In co. rcliia: uiwt IntltnliltttiiiK our nahermen and reruHliiR lo allow them to proeecure their hulnv ami follow their callliiK undir H-niilty of IiuvIiik their pnperty deatroyed and Uvea endangered. And be It further Heaolv.d. Thitt any naherman who ite Irea to nh at any price will receive our protection and that we will not coun tenance any unlawful Interference from any party or pnrtlea whatsoever. And he It further ltemilvi d. That tho tr4meD of the Stale of Washington never will anillate with the O. H. K. I. I'nlon of Aalorta by In doralnc any unlawful tctlona. And te It further Iteaolved, That we, tho trapmen of H ker'a Hny, bellcvlna; that the cld I'nlon will carry out Ita threat of violence and deatructlon of proiierty should any nh ermen attempt to Itali contrary to Ita orders, therefore request thut the author ities of I his county and rtule eltelxl tho strong arm of protection to one or nil of Its rlllscn. And knowing thut the action of the iiovernor and sheriff In se curing the presence of tho mlllilu In llwa co wna ulMolulcly nweasary to maintain pence ami protect property, we urgently request I hut Sheriff Itoney, tlcncral t'arr and hla troops remain In our midst until tho present crisis Is over. And be It fur ther Kesolved, That we extend lo vlovernor Mitlraw and Sheriff Honey our apprecia tion anil thanks for their prompt action nnd tho tlrru stand taken by them. Secretary Jensen, of the Fishermen's Protective I'nlon, referring to tho above dispatch which was shown him Inet nluht by un Aslnrlnn reporter, said: "When the cull wits Issued for a niiiss mecllhK of all clusses of IWiermcii, which was held a few days into, the trapmen of llwuco sent a delegation to said meet ing. Similar action was taken by the trapmen of Chinook llcach. At the mass meetliiK the iriippcm declared their wil lingness to stand with the 1'nlun. nnd the Kclncrs, throuiih their delegate, ex pressed the same determination. At suld meeting four committees were appointed to look lifter the Interests of fishermen In general. One. consisting of trappers, from llawco; one, trappers from Chinook bench: one of seiners, and one of glll nettcrs. Theso committee met at tie ofllco of the I'nlon after (he mass meet I Ing hud iijourned, and decided that the different committee should cull upon the fishermen already engiiKcd In fishing, ex plain the situation to them, and ask them If they would not kindly stand by the position taken In tho mnss meeting. There was a general understanding and It wa so decided, that In caaes where tho men Insisted upon fishing, especially In the cuso of trappers, aelnera and non-union men, no nttempta should be made to atop them, a they were not under tho Jurisdiction of the Union, nnd hail a right lo flslt If they so desired. "The truppcr of llwaeo have always. In former strtkes, In a more or les de gree, rnrrled on Ashing, and according lo the report of the committee which railed upon me today, they have reserved to themselves tho right to decide whether they will now fish or not, or whether they will abide by the decision of the mnsit meeting. The troppcrs nt Chinook llcach are, however, tlrm In their posi tion, and will stand solidly with the seiner nnd the I'nlon men In their ef fort to secure five cent per pound for tlsh. "It Is Immaterial at thl time, whether the llwaeo trappers are Ashing or not. As the catch of salmon made by them will not be sutllclent to run even the ll waeo canneries, and will not chance the present situation on the river. "I am Informed today thut United States Engineer G. B. Hegardt visited the traps at Band Island, of which the glllnetters have been complaining, and found that there Is at least one trap which la more than seventy fathoms out side of the line drawn by the engineers. "As to the resolutions paed by the llwaeo trappers, I will only say that they clearly show a misapprehension on their part us to the policy pursued by the union. It I not our Inleiiilon to commit any vMrn In order to slop people from fishing. All we .an do Is simply to lay the facts to-fore them and leuvo It 10 their own discretion whether they will fish or no. Kvrry man who win present In the muss m.eilng run verify the statement Boole by the officers of the I'nlon, and esiwclally their fre quent request uiHn the men to use no violence whatever, "Aa lo the alluallon up the river: No fishing I being carried on there with the enceptlon of a very few boats awuy up the river, and only a few aulinon are being caught. The catch la so small that II cut no figure In the situation. It Is the unanimous opinion f the men all along the river that they should stind out for live cwnts per pound." Th fishermen of Muygrr's Landing, flleilaand vbinliy, yesleiday pos.el r-so. lotion sustaining the position of the I'nlon In full. The text of the reaol itlona will he given In the next Ifesue. AMONG THE CHURCHES. Interesting Services Held Sunday at the Different Places of Worahtp. Aa announced. Ills Grace, Archblihop tlrosa, of Portland, arrived Sunday morn ing ami was met at the landing by a carriage which conveyed him lo the res ilience of Father Dlelman. The services during the day at the Roman Catholic church were of a most Interesting nature. At the Methodist and Presbyterian churches .pedal services were also hold. At I o'clock In tho morning Archbishop Grose administered the sacrament of toe holy communion to a class of thirty chil dren. Aa the girls. In white gowns and Veils, with wreath of flowers, and the boys. In becoming black, approached fir the tlrst lime tho holy luble, the scene was a beautiful one. At lo o'clock tho archbishop, after a short sermon to the children, admlnlsteo. ed the eu'.Tamenl of eonflrmatljn, by which they were to go forth to ta'tle with the world, made strong and perfect aa. christians. The music lor thl occa alon was well rendered by the choir. At the ix-nrdlftlon Miss Kate Grant sang. In excellent voice, an "Avo xiurla," by Millard. In the evening the church was packed lo Ita utmost capacity, many visitors of other denominations being present, and all being anxloua to hoar the archblahip's lecture or address. His subject was "The Plowed Virgin Mary, Mother of God." In a clear and decisive manner the speak er fully expounded the fallacy of the quest lun so often brought to him per sonally and to others as lo whether or not the Virgin Mary was worshipped by Roman Catholics In the same manner as the Father himself. Archbishop Gross is a clear, ami most Interesting speaker, and Astortana were fortunate Indeed Sun day In having an opportunity to hear him. The music rtndered at tho evening scntre wa moat excellent. Slate Superintendent Irwin occupied the pulpit at the M. K. Church on Sunday evening. The theme of hla lecture war the "Dignity are! Character of Men." It I Imimsslble to give a synopsis of the lecture nnd do Justice to the lecturer. The theory that man grew or developed Into hla present power and dignity was refuted and shown to be untrue by all the cxcrlence of the race. The theory that man ha degenerated rather than developed only aa irooded over by a higher Intelligence was sus tained by the proofs that man (created In the Image of God) broods over the force of nature and all the results w see about us In the development of mod ern civilisation grows out of man's pour ing hi brain Into these plastic forces. Ho cited as evidence the rose which In Ita perfection and beauty has been brood ed over In Its wild stale until now we have this perfect flower, the result of man's bruin. The electric currents that once were the dread of the race, have thua been brooded over and man ha poured hi brain Into them until they have been harneesrd to the car of mod ern progres. The swift horse ha been brooded over nnd thought upon by man until we have the tine-eared, slick- coated speedy teast of the modern rnce track. Rut let man negl vt all theso. how soon the roo and horse will degenerate Into their primeval state. So what we call modern civilization Is but the over-brooding' of the highest In telligence. The lecture was well received by the large audience present. It the Presbyterian church the Rev. Jus. C. Ilnswell, D. P., of Ijirned. Kan., preached both morning nnd evening. Uoth services were well attended, and those present enjoyed n treat. Rev. M. Hits well Is a speaker of exceptional ability, and hiirh scholarly attainments. He will remain In the city during the week ,n fucst of the Rev. Mr. Llddell. Just what the outcome of his viiit will be Is not known nt present. WAR CLOUDS DISSIPATED. Relations Between Chile nnd Argentina Again Extremely Amicable. Buenos Ayres. Argentina, via Galves ton, Tex., April IS. A member Bf the cabinet whose Influence Is more than or dinarily marked In the 'council of the government hits permitted an interview with him to be published In the Plarlo. lie declares that from present Indication there Is no reason to believe that any rupture will occur between thla country and Chile. Tho relations of the two government nre satisfai tory, though there are yet Important mutters of detail to be disctissedd and settled before there will be a final arrangement In the bound ary question. Tho state of trade here Is at present excellent, but the high prlcei asked for cattle will prevent much exportation to England, which at one time It was thought would be extremely heavy. The latest report are to the effect that the malio crop will be larger than that of last yenr. There I active Inquiry for wheat nnd flour tor exportation to Uraill. The committee of ten In the depot mat ter made no effort at further work yes terday owing to the Inclemency of the weather and the absence from the city of a number of Interested parties. Mr. Goaslln will return from Portland this morning. Chairman Noland, of the com mittee, I confident that matters are In shape to close up In a few dnys. About W.SiiO Is now on the list, Including some property not yet appraised. Mrs. Mary Hnrlun. of Coxvllle, Ind., mother of ex-United State flormtor liar Ian, of lown, and grandmother of Mrs. Robert T. Lincoln, was UX) years old on Mnrch 20. At the birthday reception there were present a daughter of "H years old and a son of 71 DeWltfs Barsaparllla Is prepared for cleansing- the blobd. It build up and strengthens constitutions Impaired by disease. Chas. Rogers. ARE THEY AT THEIR OLD TRICKS The.Schcme of the Democratic Ltad trs to Capture the Presi dency Is Ri posed. THF.Y WILL ORGANIZE A SI'I.IT Is Ckicaijn Coixestini, rsttiaq To Tickets i tke riclf). aid Thei laile tke Tho Wii of tke rirty lpprotcd ky Solid Musty r.ltmtot. Chicago, April 11.-A special lo the Post from Washington saya: The Democratic leaders have matured a plan to capture the presidency next fall by organizing a split In Chicago, putting two tickets In the Held sod then bring ing the wings of the party tugether In the electoral college. The silver leaders have been scheming on the proposition for months and very lately fmnjni It along for the considera tion of the managers of the sound money element, by whom It ha been received with open favor. THE FELLOW SERVANT LAW. An Important Decision by the United States Supreme Court. Washington, April 11 In the caae of the Northern Pacific Railway Company against Samuel Peterson, an opinion by Justice Peckham, of the supreme court toduy reversed the opinion of the court below. The case was one of damages on iccount of sn accident and the ques tion Involved waa whether the section boss was a fellow servant or agent of the road. The opinion holda him to be a fellow servant. RIVERS AND HARBORS. Opposition Developed to Many Contracts Provided for. Washington, April 11 The senate com mittee on commerce hsa been considering the river and harbor bill for several days. It la understood that considerable op position has developed to many contracts provided for In the bill, and that there is quite a struggle over that partcular fea ture. It Is claimed that more contracts are authorised than one bill ought to carry. PATENT OFFICE. Washington. April 1J.A' the Instance of Gorman, the senate today determined to open the publication of the patent otn.ee galeae to general competition. Reference waa made during the discus sion to the Investigation some months ago into the circumstances by which a friend of the then assistant secretary of stute, Jostah Qulncy, waa awarded the contract. Gorman carried his amendment for open competition. NO STATUE FOR BUTLER. Boston, April 11 The house committee on way and mean a to which was re fgerred the appropriation of K0.l0 for the statue of Gen. Butler, after It had been reported by the committee on atate house and military affairs, sitting Jointly, will report against the motion. CARDINALS URGE PEACE. Prelate of the American, Irish and Eng lish Churches Favor a Permanent . Tribunal of 'Arbitration. Baltimore. Md.. April 11 His Eminence Cardinal Gibbons has made public an appeal, signed by himself. Cardinal Igue. primate of Ireland, and Cardinal Vaughan. archbishop of Westminster, In behalf of a permanent tribunal of arbi tration, with the view of creating new guarantees for pence throughout the world as a substitute for war. The ap peal I the result of a Joint conference In which Cardinal Gibbons .ind the Irish ami English candidate have been en gaged for some time. Among other things their eminences soy: "The establishment of a perm inent tri bunal, comiwsed, may be, of trusted representatives of each sovereign nation, with power to nominate judges and um pires according to the nature of the dlf fi retiees that arise, nnd a common ac ceptance of general principles defining and limiting the jurisdiction and suhlect matter of such a tribunal would create new guarantees of peace thut would not fall to Influence the whole of Christen dom. "Such an International court of arbi tration would form a second line of de fense, to lie culled Into requisition only after the ordinary resources of diplomacy had been exhausted. It woull at least postpone the outbreak of hostilltle.H un til reason and common sense had for mally pronounced their last word. "We do not hesitate on our part to lift up our united voice and proclaim to nil who are accustomed to hearken to our counsel thut it is a sign of a divine In fluence .it worl: In their midst when 'Nation shnll not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they be exercised any more In war," for It was written of a future time, 'Come ye and behold the work of the Lord, what wonders He hath done upon the earth, mnklnsr wars to cense even to the end of the earth.' "Others may base tholr appeal upon motives which touch your worldly Inter est, your prosperity, your world wile In fluence and authority In the affairs of men. The Catholic church recognises the legitimate force of such motives In the natural order, and blesses whatever tends to the renl progress and elevation of the human race. But our main ground of appeal rests upon the well known character and will of tho Prince of Peace, tho Living Founder, the Divine Heart of Christendom. It was he who declared that love for the brotherhood Is a second commandment like unto the flrst. It was He who announced to the people the praise and rewnrd of those who seek after peace and pursue It, 'Blessed,' said He, 'are tho peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.' "We, therefore, earnestly Invite all to unite w'lth ua in pressing their convic tion and desires upon their respective governments by means of petitions and such other measures as are constitu tional." A SAD SUICIDE. Baker City, Or., April ll-Mrs. Thomas Ells, of Express, this morning sent a bullet crashing through her brain. The deed wa committed In the doorway of her house anil before her three children, The cause waa III health. The lady Is still alive, but no hopes are entertained for her recovery. ' IMPORTANT SPORTING EVENTS. The Coast Records In Several Classea Broken at Coronado. Coronado, Cat., April 11 -W. J. Evans, an amateur who 1 training here, broke the half mile flying start unpaced coast record today by doing It In 57. This also breaks tha world 5 amateur record made by Harry Clark at Denver. W. J. Edward did the half mile flying start un paced In 6. coming within two fifth of a second of the record made ly J. 8. Johnson, at LouUvllle. This also establishes the coast record for that dis tance. The performance of Wlnesett and Slaver and Klser and Edwards on tan dems In doing a mile In 1:! Is the coast tandem record for that distance. NANHEN AND THE POLE. How the Story of His Discovery Origi nated In the New Siberian Islands. St. Petersburg, April 11 -At last we have been told the true origin of the story about Dr. Nansen's discovery of the pole. It c-tine from Tomsk, through the merchant Kusclinarefr, who la the uncle of Kandakoff, the originator of the news. His story is that his nephew did noth ing more than transmit the report. It appears that In the New Siberian It land there have been three parties In search of mammoth bones. One of these parties returned some time ago and -aid they had seen a ship In the neighborhood of the Islands with Europeans on board. They did not attempt any communication with the ship, nor did they even watch It Kandakoff, to whom the mammoth hunters brought the news, thought It might relate to Nansen and wrote thus to Irkutsk, whence it was sent all over the world. In the Siberian Islands there Mill re main two parties of hunter who will return In November and who, perhaps, may bring some details. COLONEL BLADE'S MISSION. HIv ''resence at Massowah Does Not In df e an Anglo-Italian Combination. Rome, April 11 A high functionary as sures me that the presence of Colonel 8ade the British attache, at the opera tions of the Italian forces In Abyssinia, does not signify any combined action on the part of England and Italy, and that special co-operation Is Impossible. "We shall tight the dervishes," he remarked, "only as far as our own interests de mand." The Venetian senators and deputies will present sn address of welcome to Kaiser Wtlhelra when he visit thetr city. - I AFRICAN .REVELATIONS. An Italian Deputy's Exposure of the Condition of Troops In Abysalnla Rome, April 11 Major Jacoby has handed to King Humbert a copy of. the crushing revelations respecting the con condition of the Italian troop In Africa, made by Signer Maccola, a deputy, who spent some time at the seat of war as the correspondent of certain Italian Journals. The statement published in the Flench press to the effect that Duke Caetanl dl Sermoneta, minister for foreign affairs, had offered the Paris embassy to Blgnor Ressmann, Is Incorrect. THE MARKETS. Liverpool, April 11 Wheat, spot, quiet; demand, poor: No. I red' winter, Ss&id; No. 1 red spring stocks exhausted: No. 1 hard Manitoba, 6s 6Vjd; No. 1 California, 5a 7id. Hops, Pacific Coast, tl 15s. Portland. April 11 Wheat, Valley, 60c; Walla Walla. 57. THE POPE'S SKUIX CAP. M. de Vasselot Relates How He Received His Gift From Leo XIII. European Edition N. Y. Herald. On January IS Inst M. Murquet de Vas selot. the sculptor, had a private au dience with the pope, Leo XIII. He has given a very interesting ac count of what took place during; this Interview to the Gs.ulols. About a year ago M. de Vasalot pre sented a bust to the pope, and It was then that hi holiness Invited the sculptor to visit him again. This bust Is placed, says our contem porary, in the room where Leo XIII. granted hla aufllence. It Is placed on the left of the pontifical throne and is covered with a piece of white silk. When the silk covering was raised the artist asked the pope If he was rath-fled with his work. "Ys, ... It is perfect. It Is a very fine work. ... It la marvelius." Then I-eO branched off Into the subject of M. Mnrquet de Vasselot' first visit, when he granted him the title of count. He asked what he would like upon this second occasion. "Well!" said M. Marquet de Vasselot, with a laugh, "you will And me insatia ble. I should like to- take something away from the "Vatican. It Is a great favor. My wish Is for nothing less than a relic, a. souvenir of yourself, which will remain In my family." "What Is it. , . i What Is It?" "I should like . . . your skull cap." "But" . . . And Leo XIII. raised his hand to his head as though he already felt the cold. "Then," said M. Marquet de Vasselot to our contemporary's representative, "I unfolded a small package wrapped In tissue paper and took from it a new skull cap. Leo XIII. then gave me his and took mine, which ho placed on his head. Then he said, laughingly: "Does It fit me?" "I am certain of It, most holy father. It enme from your own wardrobe. It was Clntrn, the valet de chambre. who gave It me." "You can Imagine." concluded M. de Vasselot, "with what pleasure, when the audience waa over. I withdrew with my precious treasure." Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Govt Report PfvX I 11 v s 4DaQI.lJTEE.Y PURE A YOUTHFUL CRIMINAL IS HE Eugene Poisoning .Mystery Cleared I'p by a Neighbor of the Persecuted Family. FA-MILY FEUD WAS THE CAUSE TelTt-Ter-Otd Oral Tbisdexter Cnplc) rieidisk "etkodj to Do Amy VUk as Entire rmily Bests Little Girt With a Heavy Clia. Eugene, Or., April 11 Oral Potndexler, a lad U year old, was arrested at tile home four mile north of Coburg this) morning; and was brought to this city this afternoon on a charge of attempting; to kill the family of Mrs. Hiram Smith, a widow who live on a farm adjoining; that of the Polndexters. For some time past the Smith family have felt that they were the victims of persecution and repeated attempts to poison the entire family by scattering poison about the" dishes and eatable have been thwarted. When the family would be away some mysterious person would visit the house and leave the poison, but tt seemed al most Impossible to detect the party. 8. O. Garrison, a neighbor, was appointed special officer to ferret the matter out. He obtained his flrst clue last Saturday. Mrs. Smith was away from bom but one of the little girls was left to kee watch. Bhe saw the boy come with a vial and pour something Into the pump. Next day she was working about the chicken house and was struck over the back of the head by the same boy with a club and was left unconscious. Other evidence was secured agali.at the boy until sufficient was had to warrant hie arrest. He Is now held under ) bonds. It la supposed this Is the result of aa, old feud between the families. FOR FREE SILVER. But C. H. Warner Prefers the Gold Standard to Further Delay. Portland. April 11-C. H. Warner, a prominent Democrat of Colfax. Wash., passed through this city today, en route to the Democratic state convention -b'..'h meets in Tacoma tomorrow. Mr. War ner ajuu; "The Tacoma convention will -ndsubt- edly Instruct the eight delegn to th national convention to vote .or tha free, coinage of silver and I Vlleve the R? publloan state eonveo on w ill do the same thing. The senUrnfai'w. ', sti ver In Washington is , without douht much stronger than In Oregon, at tha same time there Is a considerable spring ling of gold standard men In both par ties. I should Judge there are in Whit man county about eighty Demo -rats who favor the gold standard. I do not ad vocate committing the Democratic party to free coinage Just as a matter of policy. I believe in it on principle. I prefer any open declaration to a straddle. I am a free silver man. but I prefer that th country would decide for the gold stand ard If It will decide at once, rather tha let the matter run on for another lour years in Its present uncertain shape. "The political outlook in Washington la very uncertain, the present tendency In Eastern Washington appearing to be toward Populism, and that party, IX there Is no change between now and election. Is altogether likely to carry most of the counties of Eastern Wash ington." RE-CONSIDERS. His Declination and now Judge tjennett I Will Run for Congress. Portland. Or., April 11 Judge A. SL , Bennett, of The Dalles, who was nom inated for congress by the Democrats ot ' the Second District, and who telegraphed ' Friday night last declining the nomlna . tlon, was persuaded to reconsider hi , determination and It Is probable he will ; announce tomorrow that he will make ' the race. ; The Democrats favoring the gold stand ard held another meeting toduy and prac tically decided that It would be poor pol icy to place an Independent candidate lot the Held on the gold platform. They are now waiting for the Republicans to act In this matter. It is known that the Re publicans are considering the advisability of putting in nomination a sound mon-;y candidate against Ellis. "MORE CHUMMY." Are the People with Tillman, and Ho Will Not Stand a Gold Platform. Denver, April II A special to the New from Hastings, Neb., says: A Vdn-d hinnMintutti.a mn. U ...... r Tillman at Tecumseh. When asked as to the political outlook. Senator Tillman, said: "I have discovered a much strong er spinal column among the silver Dem ocrats. In fact, heretofore, tt has been a sort of Jelly affair. The pressure at home among the constituents of congress- . men and senators, and the necessity for progressive action has produced a great chunge. Men who would not speak to me In December are growing more chum my all the time. The outlook la altogeth er favorable for the Democratic conven- , tion to be controlled by the free sliver I wing. I "I don't suppose tt Is any secret that I am not going to stand any Democratic ' goldbug platform. I won't have tt. As i to the outlook. Senators Jones, Hani ana outers nave tne aetaits, we ex pect to have one-half of Michigan, In diana, Ohio and all of Illinois and the South, except Kentucky, and Kentucky would be all right If some one would go there and stir them up." Sts. John Chapter, No. 14, Royal Arch Masons, will hold a regular convocation) this evening. Work In the Royal Arch Degree. Sojourning Companions :n good standing will be fraternally welcomed.