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'-1- " SAVEJIME The Dally Astorlan Has a PnuiA r"" How? ... Family Circulation,,. Morn oi THA THH Ti a At THAT Of ANY UTHII) CAm IN AjTO!A. An "Ad". In Tin A.tobian'i -.A EXCLUSIVE TELEGHAPHIC PRESS REPORT. VOL. XLV. ASTORIA, OREGON, FRIDAY MORNING, DECEMBER ll,' 1896. NO. m New To-day. Sicctaaortlo tort L NO TnOnSr.l Largest and Finest Lines of Holiday Goods In the City...'. Toy. Toy, Toy. Dolls In endless variety. Iron and wood wtcom; velo cipede wagons; dull carriages. I'hoto and autosrraph albums; An china and Venetian glass war. Christ ma and Nw Year card. Large assortment of book In latest style of binding. Call and examine our stork. GRIFFIN & REED FOARD & STOKES COMPANY THE- ...Leading Merchants... OIlOCKRIKH, Ki.orn. MILL FEED. FItlMTH. TOI1ACCOH. LIQl'OKS. ETC. W r ll.r In lh. A ho v. I.lnt. ol .avh In lh Qlarkson & ftlclrvin LONG FIR PILING Promptly Furnished Astoria Asphalt and Roofing Co. All Work Rcnl Painting and Kapalrtnii Leaky Hoof. J. A KASTABEND, OBNERAL CONTRACTOR, HOUSE, BRIDGE AND CDHRRF BUILDER Housa MOVatR. Hose Moving Tal for Rant. ABTORI A OREGON Emil Schacht AHGH1TECT 4 GEO. NICOLL. Assistant. OFFICE; Kopp's flew Brewerg Wall Papar, Artl.ta' Malarial., Palnta, Oils. CU.., Mc. Japan.. Mattlnie, Rut and BamboaGood 365 Commercial Street. F. B. Morgan PASSENOER AOENT O. R. & N. Company Columbia River Routa 25 Vashlnntoa St. ,- Cor. Third Portland. Or. ALLEN'S Cut Rate Ticket Office. .THEaTHICAL DOOKING K SI'CCULTY.. ana tuihd it., i'oktland, or. A. V. ALLEN, DEALER in Groceries, Flour, Feed, Provisions, Fruits Vegetables, Crockery, Glass and " Plated Ware. Loggers' Supplies. Cor. Tenth and ConunsrouU treat. Men's Boys' and Youth's CALF and Cfllf Chnp; CRACK-PROOF ca" S"UeS WdtH Cork SoIch New Toch Columbia Shoe Co. 523 Commercial St. CITY BOOK STORE haiidware. wut supplies, ship chandlery, crockery, glassware. TAINTS. Ol LB, ETC. end carry th. Mt Complete Stock Narthwm. Boom Company 216 tnl 217 Cnamttr of Commerce Portland. Orefon LEAVE OKDKKM AT AS COMMIK. C1AL HTKKKT Guaranteed N. JENSEN and R. 0. HANSEN J. B. WYATT, Phona No. AS Astoria, Oria Hardware, Ship Chandlery, Groceries, Provlsione, PAINTS and OILS. poclal Attantloa Paid to Supplying Sklpa. SEASIDE SAVPhh. A complete stock of lumo.r on hand In tha rough or dressed. Flooring, rua Uu. ceiling, and all kind of flnl.h; moulding nd shingles; alao bracket work dons to order. - Term reasonablt and prloe at bedrook. All order promptly attended to. Offlca and yard at mill. H. F. L. LOO AN, Prop'r. Seaside, Oregon. UNION MEAT CO. SHIELD BRAND fjfllS, BACON, mhd CONDENSED MEATS GUARANTEED THE DEST -IN THE MARKET.. Cor. 4th and CHsan Sts PORTLAND OREGON ASTORIA IRON WORKS Cooconly St.. fool ol Jtckioo, Aatorla. Genera) Machinists and Boiler Makesr Land and Marina Englnn, Boll.r work. Steam boat and Cannary Work a Specialty. Catting ol All D'Krlptlon. Made to Ordar o Short Notice. John Fox... .President and Superintendent A, L. Fox...... .....Vlo President O. B. Prael Bscretary First National Bank. Trsasurer STATE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION Several Members Now Visiting Clat sop County anil Astoria. Ol'R VALUATIONS ARE HIGH Compared With Other Countle. Clat Kip I Paying Too Largo a Bhars of the HlaU Taxe. Meaar. J. A. Holland, of Vale. Mai nour county; C. A. Johnaon, of Ilepp ncr, and O. P, Gooilall, of Union, the new member of the state board (if equalization, are visiting In the i-lty, guent of their co-nirmbi-r of the board, Mr. O. Wlngste. Whrn s-n by an Atorlsn rtin-wn-tatlve. Mr. Wlngsts (aid lact evwnlng 'Thf grntlfmen who ar vlaltlng Cltp rounty with me. and who are the new mrmber of the atate board of iualliatl(n, are hire tn beonme person ally acquainted with the values of prop, erty In Clataop. and If we have tlins w will alao vhrit Columbia and Clark ama counties. They are hers at their own ripen for the purpo of getting Information. "As far as Clatsop county I con cerned, as compared with other coun ties of the state, valuation of property are too high. Borne classes of property have bem raised within a year over what they were asseesed last year. causing the county to pay more than her shar of the taxea. Th board Is organised to equalise values as between counties. The county board of equali sation equalises values as between In dividuals. I believe firmly that the as sessment laws of Oregon ned very careful revllun In many particulars. There neems to be no power, for In- Mancu, to compel any county to have Its roll on tile In time for us to equal ize It. Our awaton Is thirty iiy trom the flint Turily In December. If th roll la not lit on time, we have no ay to compel It to be a-tnt In. There are many oth-r points In the present law which nevd revlalon. If the tax roll of the county I not ased upon by the hoard na to hether the taxe are equit able or not a between counties, It fre quently place counties falUna to sent In their roll to much unneceaaary ex- H-nne and create uncalled for burdens uion the. tax payers. There Is a great luck of lutereat UKin the part of the leople at large In the matter of taxes They do not look after their taxes at the right time. After assessment nils have been turned In and paused upon by the bAnrJ of equalization. It I t'K late to make protests. Now- Is the time to protest and secure readjustments. For example, take the one Item alone of town lots and Improvements. The as sessment under this column In Clatsop county has been raised this year over HOO.ooo above what It was last year. A compared with, other counties In the stall" It should have been lowered by that amount Inatead of having been ralwHl. My business Is to equalise the valuation of property as between couiv ties, and I do not want to criticise any one, but It does seem to me that we ought to take the same action In the matter of taxes and our fair proportion as a community, of the state taxes, which we have to pay as we would In our personal affairs. In other word we should ue every endeavor to make the business of the community at large succesaful and keep down Its expenses. One only needs to examine the record to learn startling facts. We have paid $100,000 more than we should have paid on account of state taxes, all because due diligence was not used. know it Is claimed that we have a valuation In this county of over 4,',00,- 000, but I do not believe It. On a legit imate basis, compared with other coun ties In the state and other sections of the country, we should not have a val uation of over half of that amount." SlNNY CALIFOniNA. An Aatorlan Talks About Climate and Pome Other Things. The following letter from a former Astorlan will be read with Interest, and need no comment: San Luis Obispo, Cal., Deo. 7, "96. My Dear M.; Your puiiers containing the news of he weather you are having came to hand and were read with much Inter est. I am not going to make you feel bad by telling you what climate wo are having here, but It Is Just delightful. I am In love with It more and more each morning as I wake up and see the sun and go to rest looking at the stars. But I must say that tho laboring men here do not go around with more 20's n their pockets than dollar pieces as was the case with the fishermen In As toria during my three years' sojourn with you. I tell you, M were I to come back to Astoria I would elect myself a committee of one to call a meeting of every property holder and business man of that county and provide some means of advertising Columbia River salmon on the same plan that I see Schilling s advertising his tea In your local pa per. 1 11 bet there are grocers handling the tea In Astoria that never heard of k year ago and yet if the Astorlan would harp on something like this as It does on fai-tories, there are plenty ahort-slghlvd enough In Astoria to say "It Is one of 'Ham's' Bvtwme." I have been to every grocer In this town and there are some a large as Foard & Htokes (though they don't do the vol ume of bunlne) and I could not And a can of Columbia river salmon that' I thought was packed In the spring or ever saw the Columbia river, and yet every one of them think tlw-y have It on ale. The proprietors or clerks abso lutely know nothing about the goods except the ront and the reading on the can. It made me slrk to think how ig norant they were on a subject so Im portant to Aatorla and It made me Juat aa 111 to remember how Astorlans will think because they know all about salmon that the whole world dm- also. HM-aklng of rltlxens pulling together, let me tell you what they Intend doing here. We have an extra large hotel building where a few Kaatern people stray In and e-njoy our climate, which the people of San Luis Obispo claim Is more beneficial than Kant a Parbara. The hotel wa built Just as the one at Flavel was. at th completion of the railroad to this city two years ago. but strange to say the tourists by the hundreds did not nor do they now flock In and take possession of the rooms and wait for their turns for seats In the dining rooms, rteallslng that out of every 100 tourists that go to Los An geles. Hants Barbara, or Ban Diego, a certain number go bark East, sell out and come back to stay, the merchants. carpenters, back drivers, clerks and me chanics of every kind contemplate a plan whereby each on will contribute his 10c, Kc or 50c a month and adver tise this big hotel In the Eastern pa per and magaxlnea the same as the cllliena of Ashville, N. C, did Kennll worth Inn. In this way they hope to have a tourist when he make up his mind to go to California, to also have Ms mind made up to come to Ban Luis Obispo. Now they can't hope to get over three hundred In that hotel, and If they spend 1200 apiece, that's only $60,000 per season; and ye you AstO rtans will run the risk of letting the $1,500,000 paid out to the fishermen In wages be cut dowa maybe half be cause the msjorlty of grocers and con sumers all over the I'nlted States are like those of this pl--e. totally IgnoranJ of what Columbia salmon I In cans. I suppose, M., you will think I am daft on that advertising of the salmon subject, hut I must so- that Astoria has a gold mine in It. Put I am afraid they don't appreciate It as much as I do, nor do they realize that there Is such a thing aa It getting away as far as revenue is concerned. Tours truly, as revenue Is concerned. . . . Yours truly, JAS. A. DUFFY. DROPPED DEAD. Cms. Iverson Succumbs to Heart Dis ease In Ills Own Home Last Evening. At 10.45 laat night Gus Iversoo dropp ed In his own home on 6th street, be tween Bond and Commercial. Heart trouble was the cause. In the early evening he and his wife had been out walking, and upon returning, re:lrei for tho night Feeling a depression In the chest, Mr. Iverson arose and went to the kitchen for water. Befor his wif could reach him. he was dead, having fallen to the floor In his effort to reach the -water. Mr. Iverson was in the employ of Alex Grant and was known for his so briety, faithfulness and honesty, lie was a member of the order of Red Men and only a short time ago underwent medical examination, the doctors re porting that he was In good health. He was a kind father and loving hus'jan-3 and leaves & wife and three children tho oldest being three years of age. The funeral will take place Sunday at Greenwood, under the auspices of the Red Men. The burial will be made with due ceremony In the Red Men's plot. Mr. Iverson was S9 "years of age, and was born In Chrlstianla, Norway. ALL PERISHED. Steamer Sailer Wrecked and All on Board Lost. Vigo, Spain, December 10. There were 210 passengers on the steamer Sa iler, which waa wrecked off Corunna, Celubedo. Her crew was composed of sixty-five men. All on board perished. Tho Sailer's passengers consisted of 118 Russians, thlrty-flve Gallclans, sixty- cno Spaniards and one German. The Sailer was bound from Ilremen to Bue nos Ay res, via Corunna and Villlgarlc. The passengers were mostly steerage. NOTE AND COMMENT. Why Is It that a man never likes to have his wife kiss another woman he kisses? Beware of the woman who does not love babies. There is something wrong In her composition. Isn't It otrango how unfamiliar some words, look even though we have often written them. When a woman truly loves a man no sacrifice Is too great to make for him. If, however, she does not, he can not do enough waiting on her and de nying for her to make himself agree able In her eyes. IMMIGRATION BILL IS DISCUSSED The Senate Proposes Several Amend ments, One Being Adopted. NO OBSTRUCTIVE TACTICS Will H Kmployed by the Democrats Against the Dlngley Bill Comment on ftepublloen Majority. Washington, December 10. In th senate today the Immigration bill czune up as unfinished bualness. Gibson sug- geat.-d that the measure go over until after the holidays. Lodge, In charge of the bill, protested that there should be no further delay. Gibson changed his motion so as to postpone the bill until the first Monday in January, and a roll call was taken, resulting In yeas, 13, noes $7. The vote for postponement was: Ba con, Bate, Blackburn. Caffery, Gibson, Mills. Mitchell, of Wisconsin. Murphy. Pasco. Pugh. Torjie, Vest. Waltham, Democrats, 13. The measure brought out an extended debate. Vest pointed out that the pro vision ahould be restricted to male Im migrants, showing that female domes tics, most of them coming from foreign countries, did not have franchise, and could not reduce to our standard of citizenship. Chandler called attention to the fact that In recent elections wom en voted In many states, and that the distinction urged by Vest waa fast dis appearing. Chandler said It wa essen tial that the mothers and girls who were coming from abroad should not be Illiterate aa they taught and reared children who were to swell our coming generations. Chandler caused a laugh by reference to Hill, of New York, who temporarily occupied the chair. He said the re striction of Immigration had been ap proved by several national platforms. If I am wrong, the senator In the chair (HHI) wilt correct me, and he la familiar with all plaXforma." . Chandler said the Republican national platform and at least one of the platforms on which Bryan stood, had declared for restricted Immigration, and he face tiously suggested that Vest ought not to be the first to violate party pledges. Palmr offered an amendment making the restriction apply to all persons over II years of age, instead of 14 years, as proposed by the bill. He urged that 11 was th? usual time of reaching ma jority, The Vest and Palmer amend ments were pending when the bill was laid aside. The amendment by SewaTl was agreed to excepting the minor chil dren and wives at admlssable Immi grants from the operation of the bill. At 3:45 the Immigration bill went over and the senate adjourned until Mon day. The comparatively early adjournment of the senate today was taken advan tage of by some of the Democratic lead ers of that body to hold a meeting for the exchange of views on the policy to be pursued In the senate by the party during the present session. Among other questions under consid eration was that of the senatorial elec tions In various states. The Democrats are convinced that the Republicans will make every effort to secure a majority of the senate through the elections In the various state legislatures this win ter, but at today' meeting the senti ment was that the Republicans could not win in enough states to Insure a majority In the senate. It was announced as a result of the conference that the Democrats had nothing interesting In view so far as the party was concerned. There will be no caucus called at present, and prob ably not during the session, unless some exigencies arise which will make It necessary. The opinion was general that nothing could be done at this ses sion except to pass the appropriation bills. As to taking up the Dlngley bill, the Democrats will vote aa they Individual ly may determine. No obstructive tac tics will be employed against the bill, but the whole Democratic party un doubtedly would resist its passage by vote and by such amendments as could be added to the measure. It was gen erally understood also that party lines would not be drawn tightly during the present session. FITZSIMMONS AHEAD. Sharkey's Conspiracy Disclosed by His Own Men. San Francisco, December 10. The ev idence in the Sharkey case today was along the same lines as the testimony previously given, and Fitzslmmons and Julian have . certainly fulfilled their promise to prove the story of conspi racy that would startle the sporting world. George Allen, Sharkey's second, and assistant trainer, was the principal wit ness today. On cross examination Al len admitted that, he considered Shar key had been fairly knocked out by Fltzslmmons and declares that no foul was struck by the latter. Allen said he helped carry Sharkey Into the dressing room from which all but Sharkey, Lynch, and the trainers were excluded. In the dressing room Hharkey was carefully examined and the wltrusw --as positive he was at that time uninjured In the groin. After Hharkey wa taken to his hotel and the trainer were excluded from Sharkey's room, Lynch. Danny Ned ham and Dr. Lee were alone with Hharkey. Shortly afterwards from his position outside of the room the witness said he heard Sharkey cry out aa If In pain. When he next saw Sharkey on the following dsy his groin waa bandaged and there were ataln of blood on the groin. THE MARKETS. Liverpool, December 10. Wheat, dull, demand, poor; No. 1 red spring, (a lOd; No. 1 California, Ts 4d. Futures, December ts '-id; May, 6 7Hd. . i,' London, December 10. Hops, Pacific coast. (3 10s. San Francisco, December 10. Hops, 8-giOc for fair to choice, and 11c for fancy, Portland, December 10. Wheat, Wal la Walla, 81c: Valley, 83-34. DEATH OF G. W. STAVER. Special to the Astorlan. Portland. December 10. George W. Staver, head of the well-known agri cultural Implement house of O. W. Sta ver dk Co., fell dead In his office this morning. The cause of death was apo plexy. Mr. Staver waa 05 years of age and one of the most widely known busi ness men of the northwest. NEW COLUMBIA OPENED. Peerless Corlnne Drew an Immense House Last Evening:. The opening of the New Columbia Opera House last night was a grand success. Peerless Corlnne and ber com pany of talented artists drew an Im mense house and the pretty theatre pre sented a striking scene. It must have been a source of great satisfaction to Mr. LaRose to realize that the opera house which be planned waa so favora bly commented upon. The house was Jammed to the doors and there was not even standing room. The play was worthy of the audience. Hendrick Hudson, Jr., was the play presented.' Torlnae' tooSthe -part" of Hudson and was received with the same favor that she meets everywhere. When, In' the second act. she appeared, literally covered with diamonds, and rendered a selection on the mandolin, the audience went wild and the ap plause that followed Is very seldom heard. Miss Oct via Barbe, as Man hattan, an Indian princess, and Miss Nellie Stricland, & a new woman, play ed their parts very well and were fa vorably received. Honors were equally shared by Messrs. Cawtoorn, Page and McNeiL Mr. Cawtoorn played the part of Kill VonKull, a German, and he kept the audience roaring from the time the cur tain went up until its fait His Jokes were new and numerous and his brogue as thick aa a London fog. In the third act he told several stories, each one of which was full of gags, and, in re sponse to a hearty encore rendered sev eral selections on the concertina and demonstrated that he Is a perfect mas ter of that Instrument Messrs. Page and McNeil made a great hit. They were Sherlock and Holmes, detectives, and a funnier pair never appeared before and Astoria au dience. Mr. Page astounded everyone with his ridiculous and duflcult tum bling. Both gentlemen were repeated ly encored. The remainder of the com pany was equally good. The chorus girls are really pretty and the voices blended harmoniously In the choruses. The drop curtain painted by Mr. Swope is a work of art. The scene is the mouth of the Columbia and is very life-like. The Ashing boat with the cap tain hauling In the net and the boat puller "backing" on one oar and pull ing on the other. Is true to nature. Many favorable comments were heard on Mr. Swope's excellent work. CUBAN RAILROADS. From the Railway Age. Railway operation In Cuba at present ami for the last few years has been anything but pleasant. To an almost complete stagnation of business Is add ed the interruption of trains and de struction of roads and equipment by military operations on both sides. Trains containing troops are ferequent ly fired upon by the insurgents, and now and then passengers find them selves lifted and dispersed by explo sions of dynamite under the cars. The annual report of the Western railroad shows that up to June 30 the damage to the cotmpany's property caused by tha Insurrection amounted to- $195,000, and a claim for that sum has been pre sented to the government. Trains are run Irregularly and under the protec tion of military escorts. Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest TJ. 3. Govt Report I I a I V ; ft J T7TV a4D50I.UTE.LY PURE A PORTLAND OPIUM DEAL Pour Hundred and Eight Tins Cap tared In Honolulu. A TACOMA FIRM IS INVOLVED ! Hawaiian Island Firms Party to the Transaction Portland Co. Knows Nothing of the Matter. Honolulu, December 4. per steamer China to Sao Francisco, December 10. Four hundred and eighty half-pound tins of opium were captured by the cus tom house authorities on December 1st. They were found concealed In tins of soda crackers in a shipment of 174 cases per Mount Lebanon by the Portland Cracker Company, to th Washington Feed Company. Morris and Lowden, of the latetr company, are under arrest. They probably did not know they were contraband goods. Portland, December 10. H. Witten berg, manager of the Portland Cracker Company, In this city, says they know nothing abont the opium. The firm shippel a quantity of cracker to Hon olulu, but It Is ridiculous to suppose) that tbe company la engaged in Illicit traffic. San Francisco, December 10. The lo cal federal authorities ar much stirred up over the story brought from the Ha waiian Islands this morning by the steamer China that a Urge seizure of opium was made on November at Honolulu. A number of prominent business men of the Islands and of the Northwest are said to be under suspicion and tbe Washington Feed Company, of Taco ma Is also Involved. Four hundred and eighty tins were captured. . Other "finds" are reported to have been made In goods shipped from Seattle and A. L. Morris, business agent of tbe Portland Cracker Company, Is under arrest at Honolulu. The opium was carefully packed. The shipment of cracker canes was billed for Morris. J. T. Waterhouse. M. W. McChesney A Son, and three Chinese firms. The shipment was forwarded to Honolulu on the steamer Mount Leb anon, of the regular Astoria-Hawaiian line. The seizure waa made on the 9th of November. It is the largest seiz ure since the capture of the schooner Henrietta. The freight from the Mount Lebanon was discharged at Honolulu on the Pacific Mall wharf at T o'clock and the vessel sailed that afternoon for Yokohama, leaving 174 cases of crack ers on the wharf, shipped by tho Port land Cracker Co. and by the Wash ington Feed Co, to A. L. Morris. Be sides these there were 100 cases of salm on which were removed for taspectloa as soon as the opium waa discovered. The first case of oracers opened waa found to contain 15 tins of opium. The salmon and cracker cases were Immedi ately removed to the custom house. where 8 out of 40 cases were found to contain 480 tins of the drug. As soon as the opium was found a warrant was Issued for the arrest of Samuel Low den. of the Washington Feed Co., then at Honolulu. It was he who swore to the entry. Lowden was released on furnishing $1,000 bail. L, H. Thurston, ex-minister, going his security. Thurs ton said he did not believe Lowden was guilty, but that he was being made a catspaw of by designing persons. The custom house officials think, however. that Lowden knows something- of th deal and aa he has received some cases from San Francisco also, opium must have been coming from this city also. At Honolulu It is said the people be lieve that three prominent Islanders are Involved In the smuggling scheme. Ar rests were expected to be made at any moment up to the time of the departure of the China. All the casee which were found to contain opium were marked "Sodas," In black letters and had the words "Washington Feed Co." marked on them with the name of a prominent island firm beneath. BOGGS IS GUILTY. Taooma, December 10. The state su-, preme court today affirmed the finding of the superior court whereby Geo. W. Boggs, ex-clty treasurer of Tacoma, was found guilty of mis-using public funds and sentenced to six years In the penitentiary. Boggs spent several months in the county Jail, and was re leased last summer on $10,000 ball. He Is now In Spokane. Was then ever anyone so self-pos sessed that a serious-eyed baby couldn't upset all their composure? Nut sandwiches are excellent with cider.