25T0RIA PUBLIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION M ttfMjhr EXCLUSIVE TELEGRAPHIC PRESS REPORT. ASTORIA, OREGON, SUNDAY MORNING, MAY 20, 1894. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. VOL. XLII, NO. 117. Here's a th W 1 1 fm iNew lines of Boys' Clothing in single and double hreasted suits just arrived. The Osgood pipiiTM go. The One Price Clothiers, 506 and 508 Third St., next to (Jritiin & Reed's Book Store, Astoria. WON ON LAY THOSE TWO FISHING OUTFITS ASIDE. You needn't keep them more than a half hour. We've examined several outfits in different stores, and we to want go to another. We saw an outfit In a window and both of us want to go r.nd see it. , Thus said two customers to whom we had shown our fishing tackle. Further said they We like your goods, but want to be sure of getting the best value for our money. We'll be back and let you see what we've bought if we like the other outfits better. ' ., In less than half an hour back they come and say We don't see anything that pleases us as well as yours. We'll take them. GRIFFIN & REED. CALIFORNIA WINE HOUSE. Fine Itfftes and Mqws: I have made arrangements for supplying any brand of wines In quantities to suit at the lowest cash figures. The trade and families supplied. All orders delivered free In Astoria. A. V. UTZIjlGEH, Str. R P. OJill Leave for Tillamook Every Four Bays as fte as the meather-mill permit I'he steamer R. P. Elmore connects with Union Pacific steamers for Portland and through tickets are issued from Portland to Tillamook Bay points by the Union Pacific Company. Ship freight by Union Pacific Steamers. ELHORE, SANBORN & CO., - Agents, Astoria. UNION PACIFIC R. R. CO., Agenti, Portland. $2 FOH AH $80 IiOTL - r BY BECOMING A YOU CAN GET A FIRST CLASS TO ASTORIA. LOTS WILL BE NOW IS THE TIME TO PROCURE liot to Build a Home fr The Packers of Choice Columbia River Salmon Their Brands and Locations. tOCATIOX. I AiUrirk'gCo . Aatorla. 't..rf. . i J "'k Booth A. fig Co .Astoria. . ,ol icockUil ColnaibiRierFkCo iitoris... klmore 8Minl I Atfoiis... George Barker 1.; i 0. H ntnoni Co ArtorU.- i,G MejkrfcCo ' BrookHel J.. - tof.St r:hn rkg Co-! Pointer Worth your consideration, and careful consideration, too, if you haven't provided your self yet with everything you can possibly use in the way of Mens' and Boys' Cloth ing, Furnishing Goods, Hats. Cans, Boots and Shoes, Trunks, Valises, etc., at 165; to 33 per cent. Jess than elsewhere. Hatters and Furnishers MERIT. Pain Street, Astoria, Oregon. ELMORE MEMBER OF HILL'S LOT CLUBS LOT IN HILL'S FIRST ADDITION DELIVERED WEEKLY. ju A J BRASD. 40 CUTS. Attorift Pk'gCo.i i Klimer't M.J. Kinney. AttorU... Johu A. 1Iid 1 Djnnd- A. Booth Sons-Chicago , I jCutilog rif Co.. gtn Fr,ncUe0 1 1 v,imol,... Elmore, Mnoorn ..,,,, ! i Wbitr fur kOo w " hVAZZ Bketor!t. .' 4.0.HnthoniftCo J. O. Hulbora ' Adorla . forge.J. 0. Megler B.ookfleld Wa W The Shores of the Lakes Strewed With Wrecks. GREAT LOSS OF LIFE PROBABLE Traders' Bank at Tacoma Again Snspends-Attempted Stage Robbery. Associated Prew Phlcairo. III.. May 19. Thousands of spectators watched from the lake shore today the destruction to the craft that was beached during the storm. Twenty-seventh Btreet the McLaren was being pounded to pieces. 50 yards from the shore. Three wrecks were rolling In the breakers at Sixty-fifth street, and half a mile from shore, off Twenty-second street, two vessels were laboring in the sea. One Is thought to be the D. 8. AualJn, and four men can be 'seen In the rigging. Twenty-seven men are on the north crib, but the men at the other cribs are safe. ' ATTEMPTED RESCUE) FAILED. Port Huron, Mich., May 19. The tug C. D. Thompson, with a rescuing party, attempted to reach the schooner Schup, on a sand reef. A painter from the yawl was taken by the crew aboard the Shupe. The yawl capsized. William Lewis, Capt. Henry Little, Capt. Bar ney Mills and Angus King were all drowned. LIFE-SAVING CUEW CONDEMNED. Milwaukee, Wis., May 19. The wind Is still blowing strongly from the north, hut no new disasters are reported. .The life-saving crsw is condemned on all sides for Inefficiency yesterday. The be lief, is universal that every one of the Cuminlnga' crew could have been saved. ' ANOTHER WRECK PROBABLE. Bay City, Mich., May 19. The schoon er MonUcello. due from Sheboygan yes terday, has not been heard from. It Is feared she has gooa ashore. SCHOONER AGROUND. Dotrolt, May U. The schooner War rington is aground at St. Clair flats. The tug Saginaw has been sent to er Bid. STAGE ROBBERY FOILED. Stockton, Cal., May 19. Word has Just been received of an attempt to rob Murphy's stage this morning, 13 miles above Milton, by two masked men. Mes tenger Hendricks was on the seat, and he fired upon the men, killing one in stantly. The second robber returned the fire, shooting three times, seriously wounding a lady passenger and slight ly wounding, ai man. The horses be came unmanageable and ran some dis tance before they could be stopped, leaving the dead robber and his com rade by the wayside. As soon as the stage reached Milton officers were sent back to the scene of the killing. Miss Bunny, the young lady passen ger who was wounded, was shot In the head and may not recover. There were two robbers, both masked. A robber stood on each side of the road and Mes senger Hendricks dropped one of them, letting him have both barrels of his chotgun, loaded with buckshot. At the same time Hendricks fired both the rob bers also shot. One of them dropped dead as a- result of Hendrlck's fire, nnd the survivor fired again at the moving stage, wounding the two passengers. The dead robber's body was riddled with, buckshot. AGAIN SUSPENDED. . Portland, Or., May 19. Word has been received from Tacoma liat the Traders' National bank suspended to day. The bank was closed during last summer's crash, but reopened after a few weeks. AN APPEAL TO CLEVELAND. Denver, Col., May 19. Gen. Hegwer, of the Coxey name reserve, has address ed a letter to Cleveland beseeching him. In the name of common humanity and good government, to ask congress for legislation to secure work to the unem ployed. TOOK TWO TRAINS. Minneapolis, Minn., May 19. A special to the Journal figm Helena says the Coxeyltes have captured two Northern Pacific trains, one In Montana and one In the Coeur d' Alone region. THEY SEEK A UNION. Saratoga, May 19 In the Presbyterian general assembly today a resolution was adopted providing for the appointment of a committee to consider the question of organization with the southern church tn a basis common to the stand aid doctrines' held by both bodies. , LONDON WHEAT WEAK. London, May 19. The weather has been cold, and owing to a lack of sun shine on poor lands the wheat color has been injured. The wheat market has ben depressed and thero was some de mand for cargoes arriving, but in the forward business there was nothing do ing. California wheat, loaded, was quoted at 25s 4 l-2d. Parcels were quiet and weak. SMUGGLTIRS FOUND GUILTY. San Francisco, May 19. The Jury In the Emerald smuggling case today re turned a verdict of guilty as to the de fendants Wlehman, Thomas and Green- wald, and not guilty as to defandant Menslng. They will be sentenced next Tuesday, WILL USB FORCE. Danville, III., May 19. One hundred and fifty striking miners started afoot today for Mission Fields to compel 126 miners working there to quit. They say they'.. will use force if necessary. MANY BALLOTS, BUT NO CHOICE. Olathe, Kas., May 19. On the 504th ballot .of the Republican congressional convention the vote stood: Smart, 57; Furjston, 39; Buchat, 30. Smart lacked but seven votes of the nomination. RAILROAD COLLISION IN KEN ,' TUCKY. Princeton, Ky., May 19. A westbound freight collidel with a work train in the Standing Rock tunnel. Seven per sons were killed. GOVERNMENT CATS. Some 300 and odd cats are maintained by the United States government, the cost of their support being carried as a regular Item on the accounts of the postoffl.ee department. These cats are distributed among about fifty post- ofllees, and their duty Is to keep rats and mice from eating and destroying postal matter and canvas socks. Their work la of the utmost Importance wherever large quantities of mall are colleoted, aa for example, at the New York postoffice, where from 2,000 to 3,000 bags of mall matter are commonly stored away In the basement. Formerly great damage was done by the mis chievous rodents, which chewed holes in the sacks, and thought nothing of boring clear througli bogs of letters In a night. Troubles of this sort no longer occur since the official pussies keep watch. Each of the postmasters In the larger cities Is allowed from $8 to $40 a year for the keep of his feline staff, Bending his estimate for "cat meat" to Washington at the beginning of each quarter. WHAT HE WANTED MOST. A tody who was shopping noticed a very small boy who was employed as cash" In the store, and, being Interest ed in him, began to ask him questions. 'Wouldn't you like to live with me and have everything my HUle boy has?" sho inquired. "Wnat does your little boy have?" asked the child, fixing his large, seri ous eyes upon her face. "Oh, he has books, and tops, and a pony, and she enumerated a ,ot or thlngii. "Has he any papa?" asked the child. "Oh, yes; he has a dear, kind papa. who gives him all those things." 'Then I would like to be your little hoy," sold the child gravely, "for my papa. Is dead, and I wculd rather have him than any of the other things." The lady, who had been merely talk ing with the child for amusement, had hard work to keep back her tears at this naive confession. , STANDING AS AN ART. The average woman, from not know ing how to stand properly, is troubled with her skirt "dipping" In the back, one of the most ungraceful features of a bad fitting gown. The best way to correct this would be to learn how to stand erect, but that is a work of time, so it is easiest to make the gown con form to the deformity. If you make your own gowns, or if you do not, see that your dressmaker makes your skirts at least an Inch shorter in the back than she doe in front, and when you put the binding on, it will be Just about the right length all nround for a street dress. RICE PAPER. The so-called rice paper la not made from rlov, aa its name Implies, but from the snow-white pith of a small tree which, so far as is known, grows only In Formosa, and belongs to a geriuc represented In the United States by the common sanaparilla and the spikenard. Tbe stems ore transported to China and there the rice paper Is made, which Is used by native artists for water color driwings or dyed of various colors and made Into artlfldal flowers. The Crops in Four States Laid Low. MINE TROUBLES IT ILLINOIS Remarkable Murder Mystery Cleared Up in California-An Innocent Man's Peril. . Associated Press. Omaha, Neb., May 19. A heavy frost did an Immense amount of damage to crops In this vicinity last night. Ice formed one-quarter of an Inch in thick ness. . . , Minneapolis, Minn., May 19. A spe cial to the Journal from Northern Iowa, Southern and Central Minnesota and Western Wisconsin says heavy frosts last night cut corn and garden truck to the ground "LET THEM BURN." Strikers Refuse to Let Men Extinguish the Flames In a Burning Mine. Spring Volley, III., May 19. Nos. l, 2 and 4 of the Spring Valley Coal Com pany's mines, In this city, are on fire at the bottom, and the company asked the strikers to allow men to go to work extinguishing the flames. A meeting was called, and by a close vote it was decided not to allow the men to go down. A number of French anarchists set up a shout of "Let them burn!" "Tear them down," etc. The operators are determined to have the fire extin guished, If they have to import men. If they do there will likely he trouble. The English-speaking miners are all In fa vor of putting out the flro, but the for eigners are In the majority. ; A STRANGE CASE. An Innocent Man Charged With the Murder of His Wife and Daughter,. , Yreka, Cal., May 19. The cloud which has hung over Geo. Decker, the Yreka. rancher, for two weeks was cleared up today by the arrival of his wife and daughter, whom he was accused of mur dering years ago. The case is a most remarkable one. Twenty-sevorj-' years ago Decker's wife and young daughter left Yreka, and shortly afterwards he obtained a divorce. About two, weeks ago some boys found a heap of bones in a cave near Decker's place, and the citi zens of -the community jumped to the conclusion that they were the remains of Decker's wife and baby, who had dis appeared 27 years ago. Decker could not prove that they were not, as all those who had seen his wife depart from Yreka were dead. He was arreBted and accused of murdering nearly every per son in the vicinity of Yreka who had died suddenly or had disappeared for a number of years. The murders charg ed to him by the credulous citizens amounted to ten, and he was looked upon by his neighbors aa a monster of Iniquity. Totally Ignorant of Decker's peril, his wife and daughter arrived at Yreka today and Decker was discharged from custody. Both he and his wife had married again and raised families, and tonight a family reunion was held, at which Decker's escape from his peril was celebrated. THE INVESTIGATION BEGUN. Washington, May 19. The special sen ate committee to Investigate the charges of bribery decided today to begin work next Monday, taking up first the case of Hunto and Kyle. INJUNCTION DENIED. Danville, III., May 19. Judge Book- waiter today sustained the Democratic congressional apportionment In Illinois, and denied an application for injunc tion. DIDN'T STOP AT PORTLAND. Portland, Or., May 19. Secretary of the Navy Herbert passed through the city this morning on his way to Puget Sound. i l!, THE FLORAL FESTIVAL. San Francisco, May 19. The floral fes tival at the midwinter fair today was Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report u :mz3 ti a big success In point of attendunce. The beautiful weather and clever advertis ing brought thousands of people out to see the sights. The festival was Intend ed as an Imitation on a large Kale of the famous tiunta Barbara floral fes tival, but while there were plenty of flowers, the carnival spirit that has made the Santa Barbara affairs so not able was wanting. It is estimated that 4,000,005 blossoms of various sorts wero used In the decoration. SUNDAY MORNING THOUGHTS. Habits help or handicap a man In life battJe according to their character. . If In a race where a Jockey had staked all he should needlessly encunAr him self with extra weights, thereby en craaslug the chances of failure, we Bhould think hint a fool. Yet a man starts out to win wealth and honors. and habitually Impairs ttio powers of his mind and body by rum, tobacco and licentiousness. He falls of his purpose. and then enviously bemoans the "luck" of others who reach the goat by avoid ing thene pitfalls. "Luck," Indeed. Ex perience teaches him nothing, for he Is such a fool that he cannot connect his failure with his folly... .v. Spiritual treasures endure. They are of a character that can be taken with us and enjoyed through the eons of supernal life. Illumining the darkest of earth's hours wtth the torch of hope, they soften and sweeten the very pillow of doath. Gold Is a transitory and per ishable possession. Its love clogs the soul and leadens the heel; it deafens the, ear to the appeals of the poor and the friendless, and stifles the voice of the Inward monitor. Wherefore, we ad vise the young to cultivate goodness instead of greed, to the end that they may sow Joy Instead of sorrow In their train, and be receptive to the Inspira tions of - divine truth. The riches acquired will ssnctlfy Instead of shrivel character, and be enduring Instead of ephemeral. Love and duty! Two little words of common use,, and yet they signify nil that really mokes life worth the living. When duty Is neglected, love loses Us divine lustre. True love must proceed from pure fountains; the corrupt 'na-; (urj cannot sense the thrill of a great i and ennobling passion, Purity is power,., and Its preservation' assures sanitary and soulful cleanliness. Let the young? man first study the scope and signifi cance of the word, and then heed the admonition. Keep thyself pure. Church-going Is not necessarily an Index of spiritually. An habitual at tendant may be very material, gross and selfiBh; an habitual absentee mny be exceedingly refined, noble and spiritual. In the final estlmato of character, the dally life Is tha crucial test. If a man be kindly, helpful and sympathetic, thoughtful of the welfare of others and careful to give no pain heedlessly, our natures warm toward him, as blossoms turn to the sun. We care not to ask his cre3d or his politics. He may profess one thing or another, and his profes sions be very Inconsistent with his life. But he llve right. He Is sensitive to his obligations to others. He Is sptrltual minded, although perhaps he does not think of himself In this light. In this world we are prone to Judge too much by outward ceremonies and professions, whlah count for nothing In the realm of realities. A rich kernel of truth Is embodied lit the familiar couplet, "A Sabbath well spent Brings a week of content," and It Is applicable to any other day. The genial Influence of a day well spent extends Indefinitely into the future, and makes It easier to adhere to a regular order of life. It also makes wrong do ing more obnoxious. The person who habitually does right discovers difficul ty In committing that which he feels to be evil. It is a moral twist upon his nature. But If Ill-spent days lie back of' him, he seldom stops to question his conscience when confronted by the temptation to continue evil-doing. It Is for us to decide for ourselves whether we shall make good or evil easy In our Journeylngs through tills sphere: whether our paths shall be traced by weeds or grain. It !s an essential thing to determine; and, oh, that we had the eloquence to impress upon every youth how essential ItIs! Upon this deter mination depends the destiny of the In dividual. See thot today Is well-spent, nnd the very tomorrow will bring you the reward of the righteous.