ASTORIA PUBLIC MARK ASSOCIATION. WARREN TON CENTER HOME SITE CO. WARRENTON CENTER Th vary hurt of the Warrenton-Ftavel Tvwn5lt. . Baaudfiil Locate?. Large, Double Lota, oloo feet. Eiceadingly Low Prices. Take th Opportunity. Literal Tarns. Everybody Suited oft ic ... 471 Bond St., Astoria, Or. Capllul Stock, l (. SIiuimn, $ I'iicll. D AYAH I II la per c.nt miiiilhlv hit tlx Ural (nut aitaillia Ah.olul.'y ..fe lnv.ilm.nl. Ilaiijiuinr letuina In vary litl ilnw. Call en of Aililraea 471 Bond St., Astoria, Or. ICXC IAJSI V IC T ICUCG R A PI J IC I'RICSS U BI'OKT. VOL XI, V. ASTORIA, OliKOON, TIM'i.SKAY MORNING, MAY 2tt, IftSHJ. NO. 121 0fm&- ,, ... TRUSTEE SALE Of the Fine Lines of Men's and Boy's Cloth ing. Furnishing- Goods. Hats. Caps, Boots and Shoes, Trunks. Valises. Umbrellas, Blankets, Quilts, etc., at factory prices for cash, at one price to all alike. C. S. JACOBSON TWUHTI2I3 noo-noM COMMERCIAL ST., ASTORIA. OR. D 0 YOU NEED ANYTHING In Office WE CAN HUIU'LY YOU A New Lot of Playing Cards Just Received GRIFFIN ...City Hook Store ..ANCHORS.. Boat Stores... !" Everything In the Fisherman's Supply Line ...(Dust Be Sold in the Next Sixty Days... HKOAHDLEfM OI CUMT SOL OPPENHEIMER Trumoa for M. C. CHOHUY Ladies... Why wear factory. madi clonk, cunt and enref. Vlicn tailor nuiJc wrupn coitt no more, tit the figure perfectly, and look Jnunty mid stylUh. Get a wrap nmUw to order onco. itnd 'ou will wear no other. Coats to ordar, with niaUrlal furuiahed. from 17 to 1100 Cap from $1.90 to 9100 We Can Do As We Advertise. C. S. FREEMAN, laf of FmMi MolaMS. COLLTIBIA IRON WORKS Foundrymen, Blacksmiths. Machinists and Boiler Makers Manufacturing and Repairing of ail Kinds of Machinery. Iron and Brass Castings. General Blacksmith.Work ILCIALT1KS Welch Patent Wheel. Ship Smithing aitti Steamboat Work, Cannery anj j Mill Machinery, Marina and Stationary Uoll '.r Hull! lo Ordar. 13T Specially equipped for Loggers' Work. Bay Foundry). Phone 78. Correspondence .sHap a kodak;. at any man coming out ill our store and you'll get a portrait ot a mail brlmmlng over with pleasant tlioimhla. Buch quality In the liquor we have to ofTnr are enough to plcaae any rnan. COMB AND THY THEM HUGHES & CO. For the One-Price Clothiers. Hatters and Furnishers Supplies? LETTER PRESSES. COPT1NO BOOKS. INKBTANDrl. TABLET. 1NK8. II LANK IIOOKB, BLUB PRINT PA. PKK, WABTR HABKETB. DFBK THAYB, PEN HACKS, TTPE WHIT ISO PAPER, R1U1ION8 AND CAIUION PAPER. & REED A. LE VERE & CO. R. T. EARLB, lata at Stockton, Cal. Located on i8th and Franklin (Scow solicited. IS THERE? Ii there a man with heart ao cold. That from hla family would withhold The comforts which they all oould find In artlolee ot FURNITURE! ot the right Kind. And w would suggest at this aeaaon a nice Sideboard, Extension Table, or (at of Dining Chain. Wa have the largest and finest line ever ihown In the olty and at prleee that cannot fall to please the cloaeat buyers. HEILBORN & SON OFF WITH THE GLUE FACTORY Common Council Grunt the Petition I'raylny the Institution Ik Nut Allowed. ai.ii.;iii I'olitical deals Semsl Tiafjr Kcaolstloss 1 Casdidats tor Ike LcgMalttrt Caaaa .No Eld ut Asuaeswil .lore flrt fluitf. Thn rirnimon council met In sdjourncd eraslun last evening, with Thompson, Young, ffc-harneckau, Welch, BchlclM, and Hera-man present. The meeting was very liitrrctalng, and pvllttra wae plainly In evidence. Tha mayor and Prraldrnl Mc Gregor bring absent. AMcrman Wrlrh wua l'!rd chairman. I'elHluna for liquor Ik-rrue from Alex. Urant ali'l John Kupp ware referred to t)i committee on health and pollra. A p.ltlon to aatahlleh lhr trade of lil atrert waa referred 10 Hi atreet romnilt lep. A petition from the Ktral Natlonul liank to pay Usee delinquent on the aa aeaament of 1J and liyJ. amountln lo IIUUj. waa referred to tha waya and mean com mil tee. A petition from Noland A Thomaon, ralllria attention to the roiMllllon of the city lien dorket, and reronimendlna- an rauinlnatlon Uiereof, waa referred to the waya and meane committee. A ietltlon fn.m V II. Twlllaht ami wife aaklnn that the levy on lx)t 1. Iiiix k 4. MK'lure'e Aalotia. for tha Improvement of tuane aireet, Imi rarH-elle.l, aa referred to the afreet rummltle. A petition from P. H. Trulllnaer aeklmt that lie be framed the privll.ve of iaylnar the aaaeaement for the Improveiii. nt of llth afreet III Inatall- ments, wua referred 10 the atreet com mittee. A petition fnim John N. (lrlffln asking that the tana errtineouiily aeM ajtulnat Uit 3. Itlo.K SI. he. refuiklcd, waa referred to th waya and nieiina commit tee. A petitlun froia pnH-rty oanera on Irving avenue aaklng for the improve ment of Hint thnmuxhfar from iTth to Mh atreet wna referred to the street pnnimlitee The oanera of Itlork )"&, Ailnlr'a Astoria, ptvaenti-d a petition agreeing to donate auffit'li-nt proierty to eatahllsh a street In plane of the alley way now there If aucti afreet would be ronairurtrd without coat to them. The petition waa referred to the street com mittee. A petition from Column! Engine Co. No. X. stating that the discount, on the city warrant made the allowance Inade quate, ami asking aeallance, wna re ferred to the vaya ami menu rommliti-e. A petition from W. II. Kelao, slating that he had pld his taxra for P93 and asking a receipt for the aame, waa re fvrrvd to the ways and mean committee, A pelt'ton from the Finnish Lutheran church, aettlna forth that the church had been overchurged for the Improve ment of 15th aireet, waa referred to the street committee. Ilerg Jt Co. asked ami were (Minted permission to trnnsfer their liquor license to another location A communication from the mayor, culling attention to Hie limit of the plrr-head line, and suggest ing that the council luke Immediate steps lo establish a wharf line, wa read. The communication also suggested that the council pita an ordinance providing the manner In which wharve shall be con structed, and further -that public land ings be built at the foot of aeveral slrceia It waa recommended that street grade be established in thne portions of the city In which Improvements are likely to be made. The matter was referred to the committees on streets and wharves and watcrfrontage. The wnye and meana committee report ed favorably on the following rlnlma: H. V. Hheminn. : J. a IVIIInger, f4: J. 8. liclllnger. fS: R. Btrnuaa. T10: Astoria One Light Co., $S.W: Kvenlng Newa, t'c. Il&n. Sc. 3c. Oc. and Co. The bill ot the Morning Aatorlan for M 11 waa recom mended paid In the aum of tx.80. The aame committee reported on the remon strance namtnat the payment of the aa aeeamont on the drain In Adair's Astoria, and recommended that the auditor be In structed to enter the eaat hair of I.ois 1 and 4 against the government. The report waa adopted. The health and police committee rec ommended payment of the following Claims: Jaiuea Petty. $44,110: Orttfln 4k Reed, $A.Ji; Aatorta Wood ami Coal Tard, 15.15; Aator House, (06.96. The same com mittee recommended that George Hartley be granted a liquor license, which waa adopted. Then the proposed glue factory wa killed. The health and police committee recommended that the remonatrAnce agalnat the factory be granted. The chair-man (Mr. Welch) took Issue with the council, stating that he thought all enterprises should be encouraged. The report waa adopted. The street commit tee suggeated the establishment of the grade along the rullroad at ID feet, and reported favorably on the bill of OrltTIn 41 Heed Jf Ul. A majority reKrt from the II ro and water committee recommend ed the purchase of 1000 feet of hose for the tiro department. A minority report recommended the purchase of S.IW0 feet, and the committee wna Instructed to ad vertise for blda for the hitter amount. The following clulma were nnld: M. 0, it -. J i I ',.) : l'ortlund Klectrlcal Works, Hit); Klnlnyson Shipping Agoncy, J5.26; Astoria Iron Works, HS.fiS. The lire find water committee, of which W. F. Moitregor, Republican rnndldnto for thn leglHlature, Is chairman, recom mended the extension of the lire alarm syst m -In West Astoria. Mr. Hcricmnn wanted to know If the suiorestlon was nn election dodge, and thought It advis able to lay the matter over till the next meeting. This cnused considerable amuse ment. The matter was referred back to the committee for further consideration. "Poor Moflrcgor and Turker! I pity tluni!" said the tender hearted council man from the Third W ard, Mr. Young. An ordinance appropriating JH5.76 for the lieniHI of J. 8. llltchon, waa read Hint and second times. An ordinance In structing the auditor to Issue M.IHH) war rants for the Improvement of Hond street was referred to the street committee. An ordinance authorising the Issuance ot $11X10 bonds for the Improvement of llth street, waa read first and second times. An ordinance authorising the auditor to Issue warrants for tho collection ot the assessments remaining unpaid on the drain In Adair's Astoria was rend first and second times, and, upon suspension of the rules, placed upon Its final pas sage. This assessment will he contested. An ordinance creating an East Astoria Hond sire, t fund Whs rasd II ml und sec ond tlmea. und upon soaie-.fiMlon of the rulea, passed. Tha following ordinances enme tin for third rending and passage; Appropriat ing $7.M for F. M. Orern; providing for the leeiianre of III S00 bond for the Im provement of Orand avenue- appropriat ing lir0 for the benefit of C. W. lniahery. Heveral onllnancea wr referred back to first reading, owing to Irregularities. A resolution waa adopted providing for tha aptMHntment of a police officer In West Aatotia during tha flehlng season. The suparlnlendent of atraeta waa In structed lo causa the removal of all tele phone and other poles not now In use. Tha auditor aw Instructed lo give no tice of th Intention to ethr)h the grade al the Intersection of Franklin avenue and Hth aireet at 41 feat.' Th surveyor was Instructed l make estimates for th Imppnvemnt of Cedar treat in Kaat Aatorla. Th auditor was Instructed to give nolle of the J n tent ion to Improve ltd ami If.ih atreeu and )lar flson an Irving avenue. 1 Then there waa some, more politic. A resolution by W. F. MoOrcgor aulhoiix log Ih auditor and pollce )ulg to give notice of the Inlentlen of the council to eeiiiblleh the grade of Columbia avenue. In West Aatorta. rauaed a broad amile to spread oeee tha features) of In alder men. Mr. liergman aald lie knew Mc (Jregor had promised It and thought IC nothing nurre than right to help him out (get elected). Mr. Young waa Inclined to lie llkewlae considerate. The . maturr, however, waa referred to the aireet com mute. Another resolution by McGregor to establish th grade of AUmetla ave nue. In Weal Astoria, waa adopted after considerable Joking. "Weat Aatorta must be going 10 caal tome iJeuocratlc vote." auggeated a gentleman. fltveral claims were then referred, after which the mealing adjourned. CHAilHKR OF COMMKHCK. Manufacturing IM-upoelllon Considered The llattlhlp Oregon. The Chamlar of Commerce held Its reg ular meeting last evening. I'reernt, O. Wingate, In the chair; K. C H olden, ec retary; Measra. Ilowlby. Gray. Van Uu aen. Ixiunslierry, Kendall. Ix-lllnger, M. J. Kinney, K. J. Binlih and other. The uaual routine Lualiu-aa bring trsna acted, new business was tiik.-n up ami a communlcatlun rend from Mr. t: Flynn, of Klmlrn, Nea- York, asking what en couriigemctit could be given toward the establishment of a lioot and shoe fac tory In Astoria 10 employ thirty or forty Iiuji.U. Referred to commit ti e on man ufactures and Industrie. The following letter wa then read by the aet n-ury: Portland, Or., May l To the President of the Chamber of Com merce, As' or In. Oregon: Iear Btr: Hy a unanimous vote of the general committee, appointed hy the gov ernor, for the purtioae of ralalng funds to procure a testimonial for the battle ship "Oregon." on her vlsll to this state, the underpinned acre appointed as a com mittee! to notify you that It was their desire rnat your chamber submit the mime of the following gentlemen to Governor Lord, with a request that they be added to the general committee, vl : !r. M. M. Walker. C. W. Fulton. 8. 8. Gordon. A. J. Megler, and Alexander Campbell. We beg to remain most re Sectfully yours. PAV1D M. Dl'NXE. J. P. M A US 1 1 A, -U 8. C. BPKNCKR. Committee. On motion the eecretnry wa Inatructed to aubmll the names of the gentlemen mentioned to Governor Lord and to add to them the names of J. Q. A. Ilowlby and J. C Trulllnger. In connection with th above. Judge Gray submitted th following statement: Subscriptions made by Clatsop county, t"4S4: collected nt Portland exiwsillon, 114. tit. 76: from Cascade Unks, making a total ot $1(4 (15. About $2,000 have been i sulmerlli.vl by prominent busim-is men of Portland, which the committee say enn tv collecleil hen wanted. Since the organisation of the additional committee In Portland, arrangement have been made to raise a largo sum by theatrical and military exhibitions, ami two or three thousand dollars more Is promised. Multnomah and Clatsop county will un doubtedly have to raise the fund, which should not be less than $.00u. A.'torla and Clatsop's share Is $.'4 to $HN. , Hop ing that wo shall be able to sustain our good name, I remain yours respectfully, J. H. D. GRAY, Member battleship com. Mr. M. J. Kinney offered the followlrur resolullon which was adopted: Resolved. That the secretary 'of thla chamber address a communication to our congressional representative requesting them to endeavor to secure from the secretary of the Interior the land adja cent to the upper salmon hatchery on the Clackamas river and the land along the Clackamas above said hatchery to Its head, as a salmon preserve for the prop agation of salmon. Mr. Kinney stated that between five and alx thousand dollars raised by pri vate subscription among cannerymen and shippers, was expended at this hatchery laat year, and about the same amount had since been subscribed for future use. An animated discussion on the neces sity of steps being taken toward the amerdment of the Iniquitous tax law as Operated In Clatsop county of late years was had before the chamber adjourned and at the next meeting the matter will proluibly.be officially referred to the legislative and Judiciary committee, con sisting of Messrs. C. W. Fulton, F. J. Taylor, J. Q. A. Bowlby, Jaa. W. Welch and Geo. Noland. AGAINST WISCONSIN CENTRAL. Western Roads Refuse to Allow That Lino to Carry Bicycles, Free. Chicago, May W. All Western roads represented at yesterday's meeting voted against the Wisconsin Central In Its proposition to carry bicycles and baby carriages In lnurgage cars free ot charge. Tho meeting was poorly attended and the vote Is Jyv no means considered tlnal. However, the Wisconsin Central appeal ed from tho decision of the chair In the matter, and gave the customary notice that It would tako tho relief refused. It wna the sense of tho meeting that the bicycle, ngrecmnt Is a part of tho Western Passenger Association agree ment and that the Wisconsin Central could not withdraw from the former without severing Its connection with the latter. Such a ruling was made by the chairman In a former case exactly sim ilar. As the matter now stands, the bicycle question rests with Chairman Caldwell. TURKEY'S SULTAN BUFFERS. Berlin, May !t. The sultan Is suffering from continuous nervous attacks. The Kurds have disarmed the garri son of Klvaa. They are threatening South Anatolia, and are preparing for further massacres. ARE KILLED Another Terrible Cyclone Wrecks the City of St. Louis, Missouri. THE EADS BKIDGE IN RUINS Hospitals rail of lajarcf sad the Horgsts trended Villi tat Dead rixes Start ed Is Virions Sectioss-Tcle-; 8 raps Vires Dons. 81. Louis, May 27. A , tornado blowing at th rat of eighty miles an hour struck 8l Louis at l.li thla evening and raged for half n hour with great fury. As a result hundreds of lives have been lost on both aides of th river. Many build ings wer blown down sad several river steamers sunk with all on board. At present It I Impoaalble to estimate th number of live lost. Th hospitals are full of the Injured and Uie morgue con tains many dead, while th bodies ot numerous slain II everywhere among the ruin of demolished buildings. A portion of the Kade budge Is destroyed. Th grandstand at the fair grounds, ana th women's portion of the Jail were wer blown down. Th Waters-Pierce Oil Works are burning and buildings In various sections of the town are also on fir. At East St. Louis th damage seems greatest. H. C. Rice, Western Union manager at Relay depot, climbed across the demolished bridge and reported that the National Motel. $he Tremont House, Hartell House, DeWolfe Cafe. Haxel Mill ing Company's mill. Horn's Copper Shop, and a great many dwellings east ot tile re a far a Fifth street, were gone and many people killed. The Baltimore and Ohio and Vandalla roundhouses. Standard Oil Works, East St, Lous and Crescent elevators and twelve freight houses on the levee are demolished. The Grand Republic and several more excursion su-anu-rs with all on board are, reported sunk In the liver and all the steamers on the levee have gone down. A rough estimate would place the num ber of killed and wounded at one thous and. Both the Western Union and Postal Telegraph Companlea loat every wire out of the city, which Is tonlgnt In total darkness. 8t. Louis, Msy 17. Death and destruc tion reign supreme In St. Louis and East St. Louis and vicinity tonight, as a re sult ot the most disastrous storm that ever visited this section of th country. Bo widespread Is the destruction In both St. Louis and Eaat fet. Louis, that It is Impossible to estimate the damage and loss of life. Buildings of every descrip tion are In ruins snd as a result hundreds of people are reported dead and Injured, but until daylight comes and order is re stored It will be Impossible to make defi nite statements. Reports are In circulation that steamers at the wharves both on this and on the East St. Louis side of the river have been sunk with all on board. The city Is nearly In darkness, as the electric lights and trolley wire are down. With one or two exceptions all street car lines In the city are at a standstill and thous ands of people are compelled to remain down town or walk. BY WAT OF CHICAGO. Chicago, May 27. One of the a-orst features of the disaster at St. Louis Is thought to have taken place at the rac track where the races were In full swing, and the grand stand was crowded. Re turns from the St. Louis races are re ceived at the track at Lakeside, Ind., and a few minutes after 6 o'clock an op erator sending a report of the races stopped his work long enough to remark: "Ther goes the grand stand," and then his wire collapsed and nothing more was heard from him. In a few seconds the same message was reported from Lexington, Ky.. with the additional Uifoi-mntton that fully KX) peo ple were dead. This Information was subsequently corroborated by the opera tor of the Wabash road at Decatur, who said that In his second message received from East St. Louis It was declared that the grand stand at the race track was down and that fully 160 people were burled In the ruins. The storm which tore through th coun try south of Centralis. III., is said to have occurred at about o'clock, or an hour after St Louis was devastated. These points are in a direct line from northwest to southwest, ami the weather officials are Inclined to believe that the storm was one and the same. At mid night it waa reported that It was Impos sible to reach any point further south than Nnmeokl. which Is nine miles north east from St. Louis. The operator at that point said that up to midnight it had been Impossible to obtain any definite Information from 8t. Louis, but It was certain that fearful damage had been done. He said the ruins at East St. Louis were on fire and burning fiercely, but could tell nothing more than that BY WAY OF MEMPHIS. Memphis. May 17. Word has reached here by way of Cnrondelot that sixty dead persons have been taken from the St. Louis city hospital, which was com pletely wrecked, and every patient has been probably killed. The buildings ot the Refrigerator and Wood Cutter Com pany were demolished nnd caught tire and arc destroyed. The losses of life lit these buildings are believed to be heavy. Tho United elevator was blown down. Liggett & Myers' big tobacco manufac tory, the largest in the West, was totally wrecked, nnd the loss, of life there was great. Twenty dead bodies and many wounded have been recovered from this building. The scene on the river was appalling. Steamboats moored at land ings were torn away, turned over and sunk, drowning all on board. Many ipeople were seen clinging to the floating wreckage and people stood ap pealing for hel). EIGHTY REPORTED KILLED. Kansas City, May S7.-The train dis patcher at the headquarters of the Alton road here has a report from the operator at Roodhouse that at Drake, 111., Just south of Roodhouse, on the Alton road, a tornado, at a late hour this afternoon, demolished a big achoolhoiis and that eighty children perished In the ruin. No confirmation of th report can be ob tained. At th Alton headquartera tne reports that Mexico and Rush Hill, Mo., were swept by th storm are discredited. Rail road wire through theae place are working, and no report of serious dam age have been sent la COMMUNICATION CUT OFF. Little Rock, Ark.. May I7.-A telegraph operator at Carotid alet four mile south of St Louis, says all street car communi cation between 8t Louis and that suburb I entirely cut off and tha street ar al most Impaaaabl. But little 1 known there concerning th cyclone. The rail roads between Carondalet Oak Hill and Bt Louis ar blocked with debris, and many trestle bar been torn away and In many place th track bar been twisted out of line. TWO TOWNS MIB8INO. Kan City, Ma, May ZL A special to th Time Mats that ten people were killed In a tornado which at ruck th vil lage of Labaddle, Franklin county, this evening, and that th town of Rentck, ten mile from Moberty, In Randolph county, waa completely wiped out Noth ing definite can be obtained from either place. FREIGHT HOUSE WRECKED. Chicago, May T.-At $: o'clock to night It wa reported that a cyclone pass ed through Eaat St Louis, wrecking th Vandalla Railroad freight bouse, killing thlrty-flv men and demollahlng the roundhouse of the Wabash road. NEW ELECTRIC LIGHTS. New York, May if. Th Electrical Re view, In It Issue last week, announced, by authority, that Nlcaola Teal had per fected hi vacuum tub system of elec trical lighting without wire. This Ugbt la whiter, more brilliant and more In tense than the arc light and Is produced with a much smaller amount of electiicar tnergy. A laboratory photograph ha been made by meana of this light with an exposure of only two second. The detail In the photograph I remarkably fine. Tesla further state that his apparatus has been greatly simplified and he will soon have It ready for practical use. Working on different lines Thomas A. Edison has. according to the Electrical Review, to be published tomorrow, suc ceeded in developing new kind of elec tric lamp or vacuum tub by means ot which Roentgen rays are turned Into pur white light Very tittle heat Is gen erated and nearly the whole of the elec trical energy expended Is transformed into light The new lamp is used in place of Crookes tubes with the ordina ry X ray apparatus. . Edison believes that there are great possibilities In his discovery, and Is now enthusiastically at work perfecting his apparatus In commercial form. He ex pects before long he will so develop It that It may be used with high economy on an ordinary Incandescent circuit The Electrical Review says: "We cannot hesitate to express our positive conviction that the Introduction of a more perfect Ulumlnant Is near at hand." HE MURDERED SIX San Jose Young Man Exterminate His Family and Several Others. Special to the Astorlan. San Jose, CaL, May 27. The most horri ble crime in the history of the county was perpetrated at Campbell, a small place about six miles southwest of this city, this morning. Colonel R. P. McGllncey and wife, their daughter, Mrs. James Dunham: James Wells, a son of Mrs. McGllncey: a hired woman. Minnie Shesler, and a hired man. James Briscoe, were kUled by James Dunham, a son-in-law ot Colonel Mc Gllncey. who made his escape. About midnight a neighborr by the name ot Page heard a report of shots in the direc tion of the McGllncey home. Hurriedly dressing. Page proceeded to the home ot the McGllncey s and was horrified to And the body of Mr. McGllncey lying In the outhouse in a pool of blood. Entering the house he found the bodies of James Wells, who had been shot: Mrs. McGlln cey and her daughter, who had been stabbed to death by the assassin, and the hired man and girl, who had been hacked to death with a hatchet. The Interior of the rooms where the bodies of the victims lay were bespattered with blood, and there was every evidence that the dead had made a desperate struggle for their lives. THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY. Saratoga. May 17. In th Presbyterian General Assembly today the report ot the committee on conference, with regard to theological seminaries, to bring them Into closer relation with the assembly, was submitted. The report of the ma jority contains an addendum In regard to the property of Union seminary. In New York, with which Dr. Briggs Is con nected, which concludes as follows: "We deem It Inexpedient to recommend the general assembly at the present time to enter Into any contest In the matter of th endowment property of th sem inary, choosing rather to leave the whole matter to the honor and stewardship ot those now In charge of the seminary." The report of the commission on for eign missions was presented by Dr. BenJ. C. Henry, of Canton. China. It showed that the board of foreign mlikina re ceived $S7fi,i4, exiemted 126,21, n nd re ported a debt of $76,770. MORE PAY FOR LETTER CARRIERS. Washington, May if?. Senator Mitchell, of Oregon, today reported favorably from the committee on post offices and postroads a bill to Increase the pay ot letter carriers throughout the United States. This bill is similar to the one already reported favorably in the house. THE MARKETS. Liverpool, May 27. Wheat, quiet: de mand, poor: No. 3 red winter, 6s lid: No, 1 hard Manitoba, 5s 3d; No. 1 California, 6s 4V1. Hops Pacific Coast, fl, I5s. Portland, May !7. Wheat, Valley, 67-35S; Walla Walla, tVI". Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov't Report AQ50LUTEI.Y PURE MANY BODIES ARE RECOVERED The Atfful Victoria Accident Due t at Unsafe Bridge and a Very Heavy Car. TWENTY STILL IN THE RUINS CiMte Cosditlos of tk Bride Vst Veil Kio)i. sad Tktrt Is Hack ladigsa tios Over tke Disaster -Tifty-Tkre Corpses fosad. ' Seattle, May 17. Th steamer Rosall arrived from Victoria this afternoon. -Captain Ames, speakln; of yesterday's disaster, said: , "Th people up there don't seem to know anything more about th accident than they do down here. The old build ing formerly called Market Square, and used a a center for farmers coming la from tha country with produce, ha beea turned Into a morgue, and a fast a bodies are taken from th water they ar carried to th tnclomr. Up to th time we left about o'clock Uit morn ing, forty-nine bodies had been recovered. All have been identified. "A atene ha bean stretched aero th river to keep th ebbrng tide from carry ing out the bodlea, and they ar using tha steam power of a pile driver to work th drags. There are any number ot bodies yet to b recovered. An estimation mad by people there place th number remaining In th water all th wsy from 75 to 1000. It will probably be som Urn before all are token out and probably som will never be found. "Th peopl are very Indignant over th accident and som action will he taken right away. In every eurvey that baa been mode of th bridge for the past j three years It has been condemned. The I car that went through I an exceptlon ! ally large and heavy one and has not ( been allowed to run for a year, as It was considered too heavy for the bridge. Th bridge ha long been considered unsafe and a number of time during th uaat three years the common council ha agi tated the question of tearing It down. The knowledge that It was unsafe wo common property." , . MANY BODIES RECOVERED. Seattle. May V. A Victoria special to the Post-Intelligencer says: a Fifty-three bodies hare been recovered from the Point Elite bridge wreck, aim there are known to be three more be neath the moss of timbers and Ironwork. Besides these It I not known Just how many more there are submerged, but It Is believed there are close to twenty. Four bodies were recovered this evening, namely: Geo. Fair, Harry Talbot con ductor of the cor, Robert Holme, book keeper for the Sayward Mill and a son of a prominent Tacoraa family, and Lilly Sherret. The following are still among the missing: Sarah Sherrett, Alio Smith and Ethel Downces. AKD THE BAND PLAYED ON. Music Required to Restore Order In th Prohibition Convention. Pittsburg, May 17. Uproarous and caus tic In the extreme was the first day's session of the Seventh National Prohibi tion convention. At least halt th tlm th d 'legate were In a bedlam of con tusion, and on several occasions the pre siding officer had to call upon the band to play In order to quiet the disorder. It was a fight between the broad-guage, or tree sliver, faction and the single is sue, or gold standard, delegates from the East The fight was precipitated a few moments after th convention was called to order, and at both the morning and afternoon sessions things In general ran riot The free silver faction carried tho day, however, and at ( o'clock this even ing elected C. W. Btewart of Illinois, permanent chairman over A. Stevens, ot Pennsylvania, who wa backed by th gold standard delegates. Tonight th free silver faction is In an ecstacy of delight over th victory. Tomorrow will begin the fight over th platform. Elated with victory, the free silver crowd Is determined to carry through a broad guage platform, while the opposition la quite as determined It shall be a single issue platform, declar ing for prohibition alone. Each faction claims a majority, but from today's fight It would seem the factions are pretty evenly divided. TWO YACHTS IN COLLISION. London, May 26. A dispatch from Greenock to Lloyds says that a heavy gale prevailed in the Clyde this morn ing, during which th yachts Evado and Iris, which were lying at anchor, were thrown Into collision and badly damaged; Other yachts at anchor In the Clyde dragged their anchors or broke their moorings and drifted away. The small steam yacht Maggie waa carried agroun, but she wlU float at the next high tide. BASEBALL SCORES. Washington, May 27.-7Clnclnnatl, 10; Washington, t. Baltimore, May Z7.--Baltltuore, 9; St. Louis, 0. Philadelphia, May 27.-Phllade!phla, 8; Chicago, 6. Boston. Mav 27. Boston 16: F.ttsburg 14. New York, May 27. Cleveland. 11; New York. 5. Brooklyn, May 27. Brooklyn, 8; Louis ville, 7. Tacoma, May 27. Tacoma 8; Portland (. WORLD'S MEETING OF IRISHMEN. London, May 26. The members of the Irish national party in the house of com mons held a meeting this afternoon and deceiled to call a national convention ot representative Irishmen from all parts of the world to meet In Dublin In September. "X". . TV t,., 1... .... V .,j-.r..