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ASTORIA PUBLIC URARY AS'SOCi'ATiON.
SAVE TIME TheDajly Astorian - ' Mas lrniiA AND PlIiaANtlTT ...Family Circulation MUCH MORI THAN THRSS TIMH A UIW1B AS THAT OP ANY CTM SAM w Astoria. i;xniiHi liowi it ii J worry "ZLL An "Ad". In Thi AtroaiAN't ISXCLUSIVIS TELEGRAPHIC PRESS RKPOUT. VOL XLV1. ASTORIA, OKKGON: WKDNESDAY MORNING, MAV S, J':'J7. NO. 10) GRIFFIN & REED City Book Store Stationers & AH the Leading Newspapers and Periodicals Kept on Hand LEGAL' BLANKS AND KILL. THE BUGS Whale Oil Soap rtrttl Phoenix Sprays Spray Pumps FOARD SELF STARTING HERCULES tell.Htartlim M I..pk I'ow. r Murine EiiKlnn. run I'AIITICl'LAIII AIfHKM Hercules Ooh Oneiric Works OS HANSOMS ST., RAN rKAMCINCO UNION MEAT COMPANY Shield Brand Hams. Bacon. Strictly Pure Lard ALL KINDS OF CANNED MEATS Ouarsnlesa the Best la the Market ORNBR FOURTH AND C1LISAN STREETS PORTLAND, OREUON The Columbia Iron Works .... FOUNDRYMEN .... Blacksmiths, Machinists, and Boiler-makers Cora.r KlgbUsnth II. Ross, Higgins & Company GROCERS and BUTCHERS AHTOHIA AND BAMT ASTORIA CHOICE FRESH AND SALT MEATS Astoria Roofing & 34 NINTH STREET 34 Clarkson & Mcjrvin LONG FIR PILING Promptly Furnished R. L,. Boyle & Co. Real Estate, Loans and Investments B23 Cortimerclnl Street. As. tot-In J. A. PASTABEND General House, Bridge and Wharf Builder For Sale at the tor of G. R.HAWES. J. N. LAWS, fUnager. Booksellers OFFICE SUPPLIES Tree Pru tiers nnd Pruning Knives & STOKES CO. MARINE GASOLINE ENGINES Valng gasoline or cheap distillate oil K.nglnea connected direct with en teller shaft, and no noisy, easily broken bevel Knars used In reverss motion. New smirk device; no Internal spring rl.Ttr.x1rs to burn out Send for testimonials. We are building the new s'yl. self starving marine enainea In all alios up to ?O0 hre power. Every engine fully guaranteed. end frukllD Ave. Cornice Co. Gravel. Tin and Slate Rooflne Asphalt Pavlnf for Basements, Sidewalks and Streets Asphalt Costing on Tin and Shingle Roofs Repairing of all kinds of Roofs Boom Company 2 U and 217 Chamber of Commerce Portland. Oregon Contractor - House Moving Tools for Rent "SUPERIOR" Stoves and Ranges are SIMPLE TO UNDERSTAND. t n i XL foreclosure of JuiljicmiiitH Commenced ISy the Yonitcruilts' Agents. a nit; .noiiimi; is o. ioot To liivt Ike Vsidtrliilts s Rsilruid Lice rron 1st Atlsatlc lo ike 1'iiillc Ojilsios uf fipcrts. Taeoina. May 4 What Is considered a v?ry sUcnUlcnnt eult cmmiem-ml this afternoon In tin- United Htatrs clr- ouH court. The nut Is en 1 1 led Jatne M''n' BKalimt the Niirthurn I:u-lllc Railroad CnniKuiy. and hi to rev.-r an Judgment of tio.ow) granted to J. B. MTilniiTy, of Portland, Oregon. In tlw United Plate circuit rourt of Ihii district. Tiu object "f ihrf uh lit a tmimf'-r f lh J if Ik nun fr,,m the )r- eift.ti courta to tliM f WsnliUiir on. Mr. MeiC'rva, the lalntlfr. Is rel.lin'. of rh- IN-mwylvanU Company, a trust nr)xni(1ui whh-h la Mid u crmtnl tlio enirttlvn 4 the Vandbllt prrK?rtle lyltis; tx-twwn f'lttslmrit and HufTsJo and nicai. Hy rlnlminir t) know, It In rUltnn that this In the flrs: mve in ext-nslve irc-nirs h tebj th Vamli-rtjllt Mn.ii h to iruln con tnl of th ninln lln of the Nrth'rn r-lrtc and an outli-t to the Paclfo oMist, tlitM Blvlnir thfm a throuirti tratiM'titltui)tal route frnn New Yurk to I'USM HOtKl. It In Miid that many other JudKnirnt asmkim the old Northern 1'aollic own- wny hav x-cn un-huwd ,y the Van- l..l.tt ...... I M ...I ..111 I.. mk' l, Hl.l'JUB'IF i rniwf.Trrd to the flTiil onurts in th't stnt- li foredoom! on. will) the oIk , n of l,rinrli!i atiout f.mtwurf ir. - i rw.llnirs RKuinHt thv nmln line of th' ,"otih.-m radllc. riltKT STO.N'K TIUIOWN. Altorm-ys for Kfvutors I'nmask Th Mr ltjittn l.-s in Fair WU Cast'. San Krnn. isoi, May 4 Tin'' Fnlr-da vimi rult to di'tmiiine tin- ownership of rlty pr.Tty vulu-d nt J;',W,00 hint n-iu-lhNl (he end of Its t!rt itUA Thf pi-iof of S.-nator Fair's vlsh to San lUifiwl Wi coiiipojiy with his valnt, Her Iwnt Clark, fnwn Sn'tiil-r 19 to 23, ha ! n completely eAtabllslied. In fiu-t his visit and nhe date w-iv admit ted by the attumeya for Mrs. Craven. Having thus cost the flrot ptone at the Craven iWxls by eltowlng that at the, thin- hi Is alU'Bed to tiave delivered ttm to Mrs. Oaven he was hi S:ui ltafaxl. the way was cleared for the attorney rr the executors to untnaik their batteries In the dldeot attack. The teotlnuiny, wlrUli will ocoupy the oourt'i attMUlon for many doys ti ootne, will concern the deeds themelv s. nnd tihe proof of Uiolr fonrery will h attempt.-d by many witnesses. Experts wtll be called to muw upon the nand writtiic and to slmw tnwinps and era' surMi. It has leeii lonir hinted by the plaintiffs th the first Intended bene notary under the alleged spurious doJi was ivot Mrs. Craven, but her daughter, and that it was only after a point blank refusal from the younf IJy tlM th- nam of Nettle H. Craven was ub- niiniif.1 H Is said it he experts will shkw, by the aid of Kwerful lenses, that unlernath tho name "NtU" ap- rwars the faUitiwt (ws-nible trnu'lng Of trte naniv eraoed, that of her daunter Manraivt. THE FLORIDA STRUGGLE. Tallwhaiwe, Fla., May 4.-The bUlot for sennltor today was: Call 37, Chip- ley 30. Ralney 20. Rocker 2, scattering 3, total 92. WAR WILL CEASE. London, May 4. The Athens oorro- siondont of the Dally Mall says the ministers of war and the Interior have returned front Pharsala and made tite r report o the cabinet. It Is undcrstnod that as a result of their Inquiry the war will be discontinued. COAL MINERS STRIKE. ChaManoiogB, May 4. (Advices from uiper east Tennessee ana souinern Kentucky show thn a general strike In all coal nnln in that wot Ion will pr, b- ably otour during the next few da-s. The cause of the trouble is a general reduction of 10 per cent. DUNLOP GOES TO PRISON. Chicago, May 4. Jos. R. Dunlop, pub lisher of the Chloaso Dbtiatch, was taken to Jollot at 2 p. m. today, to begin his two years' sentence. SELF-CONVICTED SMUGGLER. Pan Fntnclrtco, May 4. UnHteJ Stat. Mamhal Baldwin hud a volurtteer pris oner today, in ine person or v. n. Barnes, who asked to be sent to pr n r smuggling. He was taken at once before United States Dlstrtet Judge Mrrw, j)lnul irullty, kjiI u III lx e"n 1'iwjfl Httunluy. l'.ji- Is a r-tlr'l H'V. (U.ltlll. OUKIX'E OIVINf! ri' THIS OAMK, I'layiiHf for !' and the Intprvi Till'm of the I'owifs. Imdoti, May 4. Tlw difficulty of iy Iiik wtint hiu aftmilly occurred t lh ut rf war ctitnum. hut the presume- lion from known ftuAs of th" military ifliuiiitlori Is tluit lhtn I'anha ht fa. Iur 1k.- firek iMieHUm at I'rutnrtUa, lr-tmtry An 4llvrr1tif a K'wral at- tii'k. Kdh' m I'asht's r-iitd assaults hi thn wlnjr of thf Gr-k fiririu.il n Iwve .r"lnl'ly tix" "tJi-t of (rtnHllrx I'rltwe CoiiKUtntln. to nd r;nfr nKTits aifl weaken his wntT at itiir sjiIu. We rrwiy mm, th'-rcfutv. t x-ci t i h'-ar that l'MKin I'aNha ha ot'uck hiinl at this w.keri julnt. It I 'k at tlfwtfh. (Jr'oe vfre Khlne up the .une in Crvt nful Uie rwall 'A CjI tie! Viuu tui only b n-Kantw) as tnakinir for iu-?, ail Is nareiiily the (1rt s:ti In iliut dJreotlon. (jrr-o. may thus n-Kttln th; frl-nijhlp of Uh Kwers, wtio liave always ,.l ubt,te! Ithls bifore uslnif th'-lr irooJ of fl u CVKMiontkiiople. Tlie oppolnt- miit if norrJtial suexxwsor to Colonel VaiMos la utvloubKclly only a Mind to allay popular protests. TO INCftBAHE Tt'HKISH TKOOP8. drmtantlmile, May 4. ft hiis (Jorkll t irurraae the strengTih of the Turkish army In the European prov trxm to 300.000 mud, hi on) or to be pre. pans) for all eiftrrkuntlee. Including th trooi tn Jlnotnlla, Turk-y w II mon have WW.000 nn uroli-r arms. "LXVG UVE ANAKCIIY." Iturcvlona. May 4 Five nnatvhiitt nMivlii-d of partir4otliiK in fiie b"mo outmt. on Juiw Tth lata, at the t"aM of Corpus t'hrlt! -re sh-K this morn lnr outtlde Kurt Mont Juh. They lilmut-M "Ii-nif live aiianhy"' Just ! r the order to' fine was gtvon. MAKE GRASS TWINE. (likf'h. Wis , ,Iay 4 In thlny days Oslikofh -Ul have in oivrntioa the flirt griwu t ne factory In the worl'l. II will omp'oy 30 hands a:d w:ll make blrwlliiK t .vine from marsh (trass, som thiJiK tK'ver attempted before. Today a deed was execute I converinB the Northwemern car shojw to the Wlsct n tn tiraJS Twine CtHn4iny. rlres-'n!e-l by J O'HliHUshnessy of ChlcOKo, and machinery will be ln'tiilieJ lmmiHll- atoly. FAST TYPE-SETTING. Iieadrtlle. dl.. May 4. Lee Reilly. the llmtype oiwroitor, has broken the wxirld's rerd for fast type-setting again, in seven hours and ten minutes he set 105,000 ems of nonpareil on the Leodville IIerald-IXmocra. Baker, of Seattle, set 85.S0O recently, and Taylor. of Denver, set 101.800 lost week. REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS. The following deeds were filed for rec ord at the recorder's office yesterday: United States paten to Andrew PAterwon, southeast quarter of northwest quarter, southwest quarter of northeast quarter, northwest quarter of southeast quarter, and northeast quarter of southwest quarter, section 24, to-wmshlp S north of range 10 west, 160 acres Same to William E. McDermott. west half of northeast quurtpr. and west half of southeast quar ter, sectton 17, township 6 north of range 8 west, 160 acres Wm. E. McDermott to Joseph Kohoe. west half of northeast quarter and west .half of south east quarter, sectkn 17, town ship 6 north of range 8 west.. .11,900 00 George Noland and wife et al. to A. W. Mackensle and wife, lot 14, block 4, first addition to Ocean Grove 100 00 TEACHERS' E IJ-MINATION. Regular quarterly teaichers' examina tion will be held at the high school building. Astoria, Or., beginning at 1 o'olock p. m., Wednesday, May 12. 1S97. All applicants will be present promptly, and continue until the close. Examination for state diplomas will be taehl at the an mo place, Saturday, May 15, 187, beginning at 9 a. m. H. S. LYMAN, Suporfcitendont of Schools. Clatsop county, Oregon. Cucumbers and doctors' seasonable combination. bills are a SPECIAL TODAY. All 10c Ginghams at 5c. All WA and 15c Ginghams 9c. All White Goods at half price. All Laces 25 per cent, off onr regular prices. Come Early. COHEN, 491 Bond Street. THE TARIFF BILL IS REPORTED I To the Senate Uy a Vote of 6 to 5 In the finance Committee. RLTKOACTIO.V CLAUSE KILLED Hikaiia Kecidrocitjr Strikes Ont-Datjr 0 tktt Raistd to $1.44 per Barrel -1st; Cfeaiijes is Vool Scstdale. Sjxsial to the Astorian. WoMhiuirton. May 4 The vote ;n ti.e siTsite finance committee today to re- Pr. tJs tariff bill was a surmise. Th vote miA 6 to 5. Jnes, of Nevada voted with the republicans to report. All the democrats voted no. TAKIFF BILL PRESENTED. SpwUl to the A wt orian. Wastdnirton. May 4. Senator Aldrich pn.tfc?titi the tariff bill to the seaat today and Bave notice that It would be called up Tuesday, the 18th Inst. The time for the bill to take effect U mode July I, instead of May !, a provided by the h juse, and the word- erf the first paragraph, "or withdrawn for consumptl'n." ore stricken out. Th nrtruoctlve clause of the Dlngley bill is thus stricken from the senate bl'.L The entire house provision relating to reciprocity is striken out and ctlon siibaotut-rd providing that whenever a oountry shall pay bounty upou the ex portation of any article of merchandise dutiable under this act greater than the duty upon the Importation of any such article intj the United Stares. there shall be levied upon it, tn addition to the duty Imposed by this act, a duty eiual to the net amount of such boua ty, to be ascertained by the a.-cretary of the treasury. The bouse provision keeping In force the Hawaiian recipro city treaty was strki-n out, the effect being Indirectly to abrogate the treatj and invjxsHi the same Jjty on Haw-ailin sugars as on sugars from other coua tries. The senate has lucre-red ths Internal revenue duty on to 1.44 a barrel until January 1, lSC'. 7 hereafter !. fJiali pay the present rate cf II. Many lmirtant changes w-t-ne m ule tn wool and the woolen schedules. F.rt class wools wvre reduced from 11 cen:s per pound to 8 cents, second class wo.ls from 12 cents to 9 cents, whereas the duties on wools of third class were raised. The dividing line of the classes was placed at 10 cents. Wool under that value was made dutiable at cents per pound. Instead of 32 per cen. ad valorem, as In the house bill. Wool valued at more than 10 cents per pound were placed at 7 cents per pound. In stead of SO per cent ad valorem. AIUMINUM TO BE CHEAPER. Washington. May 4. The fact has been recognized among metal workers that the sole obstacle to the wide use of aluminum was Its high cost as compared with other useful metals. Therefore, it will be good news to learn through United States Consul Gorman at Zurich that Iti short time, probably within a year, the price of this metal will be reudced to about 27 cents per pound, to that but tlhree commercial metals will be cheaper than aluminum, mvnely Iron, lead and xinc. The Consul bases this statement upon the figures he has collected showing the produc'.lon of al utntnum and the prospective Increasing of the plants. Last year the output was 14.740 pounds dally, of which 4,133 pounds dally were produced in the Unit ed States. This year the plants will be Increased to bring the daily product up to 42.460 pounds. CHAPELS AT WEST POINT. Washington, May 4. Sect ertary Alger has mode the following statement of the policy of the War Department In regard to chapels on the Military Acad emy reservation: "Much has been SaJd about the building of a Catholic onapel on the grounds of the United States Milttary Academy at West Point. This was a privilege accorded these people .by my predecessor, who said that simi lar privileges would be accorded to others. You can state that any o.her denomination wishing to build a chapel an the grounds upon the same con ditions will be given an equally advan tageous lte for the building. No favor itism will be shown to any denomina ton. and others will be accorded a dite equally as good as that of the Catholic ohapel." CHINESE FOR TENNESSEE. Tocomo, Wash., May 4. The Orientals who came over on the steamer Victoria and have been in quarantine at Dia mond PoMt, were brougiht hire this evening for examination by the cus toms otTloerB. There are 322 Chinese, 25 Japanese, and 8 members of the crew. Pending the examination they will be quartered on the steamer Sehome. Col- leotbr Drum has not yet received deft- nHe rut ructions from the department at WttMMnirton as to how many Chi nee may be adtnlUM un It the cone slm P allow certain Chinese to mak an exhibit at the Nashville exposition. MAILS FHOM QUARANTINE. The Pomomce Tepartment Invites Pr VmaX For a Sleanv-r at New' York. Washington, May 4.-The Ptt,i!l. Departnseiit has announced that pro-p-ols will be received until May 15 for a stesror to meet Incoming t ran sat lantlc steamers of the American. Hm burg, Curtord. North German Lloyl, Otx-ral Transatlantic and White Star lirw-s. The steamer will go fnm New York City to me the vessels at quaran tine to receive moil bags and pouches and thon tou at the pier at the Bat tery to deliver locai malls, sjvI proco-el u the Pennsylvania pter at Jersey Cltv and the pier at Thirty-sixth street on the Hudson river, to deliver malls to go out of the Grand Central fltalon. The vessel will be In servWe six day in the week, or as frequently u necessary. The running time Is not to exceed seventy-five minutes. The contract Is to run four years from July t next. The purpose of this Innovation is to expedite the delivery of mall and re lieve the New-York Postoffloe of a large part of the moil matter which can te distributed more properly at other print. The malls will be assorted on the boat for Immediate dispatch from the piers. THE WATER COMMISSION. Regular Meeting for May BilU Paid New City Lighting Proposition. At the regular monthly meeting night, ttn-re was a full attendance of membrs. After the reading of the min utej the following bills were audi Lid and alowed: I Repairs to conduit, 5.SS; dlstrtbution system. 12; pipe llae road repairs. JJ.33; rervcir No. X U3.55; general expens. $203; office expnsa. Ulso; leral services, 110; sundry billi, ! 81 : tueal, $431 36. A communication was then read from! the o-kRimitte:- on streets an 1 public' ruln- The buildUig was er.c ed !o the ways of IB "citjr council, aiOcft wis '-fsmBisr.-'the . widity. tf . tk pfciced on file. The document wis nn ' 8cflr,lln Inside being concealed by interesting one. and speaks for Itself: i taPtry of most Innarrimabl ; dewrlp. j Ho.i. W. W. Parker, President, on! j Members of the Astoria Water Commls-1 m-Gen:lemen: A short time ago the) convrnm council agreed to make on ; lowance of 2oO per month to ycu for the furnishing of not over 60 electric rtreet Urhts, in accordance with propo sition submitted by you. Power for generating was to be token from the supply moms of the waiter works through a wheel. The expense neow sarily to attach to aa undertaking of this magnitude we assume la to be de frayed by on extra Issue of bonds or some 110,000, thus apparently increas ing the Interest burden upon the tax payers, but tn reality only increasing the bonded debt, for future generitions to liquidate. At the time the council agreed to make the allowance above mentioned. It was burdened with a very expensive lighting system, aggregating, on a 60 light basis, J660 per month, and m Irs Interest towards economy sought your assistance, with good results. Now comes the West Shore Mills Co., with a proposition -to increase their p res 30.' lighting plant to 60 lights, and maktnj a montthly charge of $350, vtx: Astoria Or., April 26, 1837. To the Members of the Commuu Coun cil of the City of Astoria Gentlemen: We will give a good and sufficient bond, or guarantee, that we will enter Into a contraot wtth the city of Astoria to light the city for the same amount o; money, and the same number of arc HiJhtts that Is proposed by the waiter commission sixty (60) arc lights the same as we have run for ten years, f r the sum of three hundred and fifty dol lars, for the period of one year or more. WEST SHORE MILLS CO. J. C. TRULLINGER. President. Gentlemen!, this new proposition, we think, comes In a very opportune time. You have had prepared plans and speci fications and invited bids therrcn, and we should be pleased to have you com. pare same with the above proposition and see If the city will not be served Just as economically under It; you, the committeemen, be relieved of a havy burden by It and the bonded mde'oted- ness not Increased through tt. The valu able information you have accumulated relattng to the subject need not bo lost and can be brought Into service at any time when there apiiears to be any la- tentlon to overcharge for the service. This matter has not been brought be fore the council, as no meeting has been held since the same was presented, but it will be placed before that body at its regular meeting next Friday night, and It Is our plea as members thereof, and as committeemen under whom th? street lighting comes, that you delay all matters pertaining to the "city fur n ft trig its own lights" until after that meeting, at which time, we trust, the council will suggest retaining the prf- vate plant for a term of years. Very respectfully yours. FRANK L. PARKER. H. C. THOMPSON, T. SIVERSON, Committee on Streets and Public Ways of the Astoria Common Council. Astoria, Or., May 4, 1897. THE HORROR OF THE CENTURY Hoidreds of People Burned to Deitk In Chart. It..... I. P..1.. in a vumiij uaiaui in 1 HI is, CHARRED BODIES IX HEAPS MiV.li.n n., . . I . J M . - J '. m of Criel Soble Act of Revue rerfor ei By Hotel flea ltd rriiters. Sjieclal to the Astorian. Paris, May 4. Midnlgh. Fire broke out at 4 p. m. In the crowded ohori table basar tn the Rue Jean Guujon, at which the Inicheas DX'xes, and other well known patronesses, were present. Man people were burn to death. The policMmon on duty at the door of the bazar says tha from 1,500 in 1.SO0 people were tn the building when the fire broke out. The managers of the bazar had or ranged the stalls so as to represent a street of old Paris, and It was open! yesterday. The proceeds of the sates at each stall were devoted to a sepa rate charity. The stalls were presided over by Mme. Fevrter, the wlf of Gen eral Fevrler, Marqufee de St, Michael, the Duchess D'L'ses, Mme. MlgnotW, Baronne St. Elder. Comteeos de Zalyaa ska. Marquise de Le Goustetr, Morqulss dl Argence, Marquise de Dlttl, Duohesse de L AJecon, member of the Orleans 3r family; Mme. de Arlu, Mme. Boteseaux. ' "l""? Costa de nauregard, her r-yal highness Duchess de Vandom. Marquise de liaison and Cnrrteose de Orefful. nee La ftocbefocauld. Mile. 4e Florea presided over the refreshment stands. These ladles were assisted by many equally well-known society ladles. One hundred corpses have been laid out in the palaia D'lkndustrle. It Is be- l'v'a a;ut.ier nunrired ore beneath the M.reover. there wsj only one exlt baaar wa' ,n fuH ila8 wtieo "J-nly. 4 o'clock, theory of fire arse. The dead were pile! in heaps, and especially near .the exit, where the char red remains were five feet deep. In some cases only the trunks remained, with no vestige of clothing. The news spread like wild (Ire. All the cabinet ministers now tn Paris went immediately to the scene. There were many heartrending scene of grief. One lady rushed about fran tically calling her daughter by name. Some one told her the girl was safe, whereupon she jumped, danced, wcreanv ed, then rushed to her coadhrn&r to tell him to drive home, and fell tn a dead swoon. Another lady went lneaa. A third imagined in her frenxy that she recognized her- daughter's dree and hysterically called upon her husband to tell the police to prevent her child from going to the baxar. About thirty were saved by Pere Ambrise and Pore Bailll, who helped them over a wall with a ladder to the printing room of the news paper La Croix. The staff of the hotel Dupalis save! fifteen persons through a barred win dow overlooking the baxar, where, while the hotel employes wsre carrying away bodies, they saw three persons, burned to death. The remains present a hor rible spectacle cf limbs burned and twisted. On all sides can be seen Stretchers plied with mutilated corpses. Search In the debris will continue all night. The illuminating apnaratuj of a 'klnetemargraph exploded and set fire to the Turkish curtains and hangings. In a few moments the dames spread along the whole side of the bazar. BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS. If you wont good lumber and lowest prloes figure with t&e Gobei Mills. W. B. EDWARDS, agent. 355 Commercial street, Astoria. Absolutely Pur- Celebrated for its great leavenlnn strength and heal thf ulnees. Assures the food against alum and all form oZ adulteration common to the cheap brand ROYAL BAKING POWDER CO, NEW YORK. St kIJ mt0