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ASTORIA, OREGON WEDNESDAY. DECEMBER ?j
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An Interesting Letter.
Astoria, Oregon. December 12th, 1RQ0.
KTo the Ptiopltinr Asotin and Surroundinc Ceuntry:
I heroin state that I am already hero
An! I brought jou over that English Engineer;
Also tho Russian Grip, and the German Croup,
Vnd I threw Scotch Dundee William in the soup.
Yours truly, Sa.ta. Claus.
lS While here ray Headquarters will bo at the Corner of Third and
West .Ninth streets, where I will be glad to welcome you a 1, and where you
will find suitable and useful presents for tho holidays -without encouraging
faking or gambling of any kind whatsoever, which Is pernicious in its tend
encies at anv time or place, let alone in our daily bus.neas transaction!.
You will easily find the place by the sign as below. S. C.
The Exclusive Clothier and Hatter.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Astoria, - Oregon.
Office, tkree doors east Court House,
vttrer &a4 Counsellor at Law
fnce oa Chonamus Street, Astoria, Oregon.
rMJRTIS Jfc CARPEXTEK,
Xtterej-t-Lw: SoUrj Pablle.
Conralsslsuer ot Deeds lor Washington
Ctnilorr- Office In Flarel'a new brick
t&lldtBR, Rooms 1 and 2, Cor. Second and
jeuv a. sxltu.
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Office on Cass street, 2 doors back of Odd
Fellow Building, Astoria, Oregon.
A R. KANACA,
ATTORNEY AT LaW.
OOcc orer Thlto House Oor., Astoria, Or.
r H. MAXMELL,
8K1L ESTATE BROKER
Talri Street, next to W, U. Telegraph Of
lec, Astoria, Or.
TCT W. PARKER,
tt&l Estate s.nd Insurance Agent,
Cosrejaaeer aid Notary Public
lis Bestoa Street, apposite the Tostofflce,
Serweei Chenaraus & Squemoque Sts.,
ATTORNEY AT LAW.
Oae FlavelN new brick building, corner
eecend and Cass streets ; up stain.
K. A. U A A O JT. A. FULTON.
Cass strfcl. between Srd and 4th.
SrvcljC atlenriuu to Diseases ol Women
ad Cbildrcn. oj Dr. A, L. Fulton.
stKcial Attention to Surgery . b Dr. J. A.
Once hours from 10 to 12 a. a., and 1 to 4
TvK. XI. T. STRICSLER,
mrstCIAN, SURGEON AND DRUGGIST
lndmple cases, cliiRes only for medl
ae rar Potolflce, Clien.imus Street, Astoria,
JAY TUTTLE. M. D.
rkyadsx, Burgson and Accoucheur.
OScc, Room 6, PythUin Building.
OSce,neurs : lo to 12 and 2 to 6.
ResMeace, 639 Cedar btrecL
PUTblClAN AND SURGEON.
Special attention to Diseases ot Women
trucK: Opposite Telegraph Office, up
BUlrs, Astoria, Oregon.
T R. XILLrR, M. I.
6radnat ot Cleveland Homoeopathic Hos
pKal CeUege, aad Fost-Uraduate of New
Vrk City Folycllulc School of Medicine
First aai Mala streets, Portland.
EIeae ef Wemea a Specialty.
"TK. P. A. REtH,
Ro S aad 4, Flarel's new Brick Bulld
ta. Tiiel&ei, Lester & Anflersen,
Surveyors and Architects.
irrriCK, Room 9, Flavkl'i Bld's
P. O. Box 815. ASTORIA, OR.
W. T. XUBXKT.
J. W. SRATKX.
Barney, Barin fc Braper,
;Oreg eitr. Orcea.
TwaIt j9x ezperieact as Register of
tfeeU.E.L&a OAce Mere, recNameadsas
a earafeeUltr 1 Mlalncaa all ether bas
SaMi ! tke L&ad Ofic ar taa Ceorti.
MTMTiac u praence 1a tae awem
TO THE ABOVE
elmu-lnir Cno itnra n f.l,irn nnrl Rlllf
Handkerchief, in Mint "White. Htm-
sti nea, rancy aua ' uoiuew. iiw
Silk mufflers, Wlafisor and Drew
Scarfs and all kinds 01 Aecwoar, Ulores,
Hosiery. t-upendeis, and
FINK (.OLD PIATK
Sleeve and Collar Buttons
An Elegant Assortment
600. C02 Third St, Cor. West Ninth
Your Money's Worn
IS WHAT YOU GET AT
Foard & Stokes
Groceries and Provisions
Brerythlng In & First-da Store
Extremely Low Figures.
Goods Delivered all over Town.
The Highest Price Paid for Junk.
FOARD lit STOKES
W. F. Scheibe,
Smokers' Articles in Stock.
THE TRADE SUPPLIED.
Special Brands Manufactured to Order.
MAINBTBKET. - - Astoria, Or
B. F. ALLEN A fO.
Wall Paper and Oil Paintings
: PRACTICAL :
PAINTERS AND DECORATORS.
All Work Guaranteed.
Cor. Cass and Jefferson Sts.. Astoria,
Thompson & Boss
Garry a Full Llae of
Choice Staple and Fancy
Give Us a Call and Be Convinced.
The California Girl.
Champion Rifle Shot
OF THE WORLD.
Bhootlnc Ranee, No. T5 Vain St, between
fclrst and Second.
Open every afternoon and evening except
Wednesday afternoon for Ladies and Chil
dren : Exhibition to commence at 2 o'clock
Prizes awarded for competitors.
Instruction siren in anootlnf .
E. P. NOONAN & CO.
Water Street, Astoria, Oregon.
TELKPIOKI 10. 7. P. t. SOX SM
J- C BTalTiTa
Has Opened a
Produce and Commission
4M Tklrd Street, Aatarla, Or.
a Wholesale and Betall business la Flonr.
Jim reea, uats, routoes. Apples, Ete.
Sollelts a General CoamtesloH BaslHet!.
I. W, Case,
Transacts a General Banking Business.
Drafts drawn available In i v tt f ihe
0. S. and Europe, and on Hon,: Knt:. J!iin!
erne nouns : 10 x. m. to - j v
Odd Fkixows Bdildiko. AM.n. iifs .
r. w. oasiv
California Marine Ins. Co., S. F.
Columbia Fire and Marine Ins. Co.,
Home Mutual Insuiance Co ,S. F.
Phoenix of London.
Imperial of London.
Oregon Fire and Marine of Piri
THE PORTLAND SAYINGS BAHK
OP POBTXAUD, OKEGOX.
Paid up capltal....
Surplus aud prollts...
Interest allowed on savings deposits .is
On ordinary sarins books, i per ctnt rer
On term sayings books. C rer c nt ptr
On certificates of deposit :
For three months, 4. per cent per annum.
For six months, a per cent per annum.
For twelve months, 6 per cent per annum.
FitANK DEKUM, President.
D. P. THOMPSON, Vlce-Preaiikht.
H. 0. S1BATXON. Cashier.
Astoria National Bank
IS NOW OPEN FOR
GENERAL BANKING BUSINESS
Accounts of Firms and Individuals So.Ic
lted on Favorable Terms.
Interest paid on Timo Deposits. Monej
Loaned on Personal security.
Forelea and Domestic Exchange bought
C. T. Edec, President.
JTshm flebavii, Ylce Pre.
A. B. deef Cashier.
. K. Warren. I tji--.,.
O. 8. Wrlg-bt. I Directors.
BIKE, BOSTON, MASS.
Accounts of Banks, Bankers and Corpora
OurfacUlUesfor COLLECTIONS are excel
lent, and vre re-dlscount for Banks when
balances warrant it.
Boston is a Reserve City, and balances
with us from Banks (not located In other
Keserve Cities) count as a reserv e.
W draw our own exchange on London
and tha Continent, and make cable transfers
and place money by telegraph throughout
the united States and Canada.
We have a market for prime, flrst-class
Investment Securities, and invite proposes
from States, Counties and Cities when is
W do a general Banking Business, and In
A8A. P. POTTER, President.
JOU. W. WORK, Cashier.
GUSTAV HANSEN, Prop'r.
A Larxe and WeU Selected Stock of Fine
At Extremely Low Prices.
Ill Geeii Boifht at This Ettabllianeat
Wateh aaa Clock Repairing
Corner Cass and Sqnemooua Street
LARSON ft HILLBACK
AlfD FBESII FRUITS.
Orders Delivered Free ef Chirge. f'ounlrj
Orders Solicited. Third Mrett.
next to Pioneer offlco.
PATROHIZE HOME INDUSTRY!
There is no occasion for the mot fastidi
ous of our citizens to send to Portland or
8aa Francisco for
Custom Made Clothes
As thev can get Better Fits. Better Work
manship, and for less Money.
By Leaving tlelr Orders with MEANT.
New Goods by Every Steamer.
Call and see him and satisfy 3 ourseir.
P. J. Meftny. Merchant Tall or.
All Night Lights, per Month, each ..
19 ' " ..
.. 1 25
Wit Sfcare 19111a Csmpany.
LEDDICOAT & CRIBB.
CarpoHCers and Builders.
Holt McCurtrie's old stand. ha e over 200
plates and drawings of all Winds and styles
ot dwelling-houses, ranging from $900 to
12,t60. Call and see them.
Cannery, Net Rate
Commodious Buildings conveniently situ
ated, with ample Ket ICack will be rented
for the coming season on the Columbia
Apply to W. W. PARKER.
A Pocket Hatch Safe Free to Smokers of
A $2,000,000 firo occurred in Londou.
Senator Hearst s condition is reported
as more favorable.
Tho railroad strikers in Glasgow are
Three men were killed by tho fast
mail out of Buffalo last night.
Samuel Kearns was killed by an elec
tric light wire nt Philadelphia.
Tax Collector Snyder of Tucson, A. T.
was shot and robbed by masked men.
J. W. Babcock, n contractor, was
killed on a motor road near Portland.
A building in New York collapsed, kill
ing four persons and injuring six others.
Three masked men robbed tho passen
gers on n traiu from Chicago to Colum
bus. Tommy Wan en defeated Tommy
Miller in a ghno contest :it Indianap
olis. The schooner LucinJu G. Futlcr was
wrecked off Bamegit; onl cce man
James A. Garfield, h son of tho Inlo
president of the United State, was in.ir
ried in Chicago.
The steamship Thcsahj from Now
Orleans for Hamburg, with cotlcn, wr.s
abandoned on fire.
D.m Sullivan aged twenty-three,
recently from California, committed
suicide at Portland.
A benzme and oil refinery and napllmj
distillery nt Uo ckney, a London uibnrb,
. . ,. -
was destroyed by fire
The prcssin Cnnadi urges the dominion
to purchase .laskaas a msani or seining i
tho Behring Sea question.
Tho Argentine government has rande a
proposition to buy the Bnenos Ayres
water works for G,7j0,0ti0
Two patients in tho St. relcrsbnrg ho
pital died after receiving n third injec
tion of Dr. Koch's lymph.
Tho latest report from tho Pine
Ridge ageucy says there were 300 Indians
killed in the battle of Monday.
lira. Stevenson, nped eighty -seven
years, was burned to death in her home
on Telegraph Hill, San Trnnrisco.
A complicated suit by n stockholder
against several railroad companies, was
commenced in Philadelphia yesterday.
News from the sent of tho Indian war
stato that a general skinnioh is in
progress between the hostiles and tho
John B. Jackson, as secretary to tho
legation at Berl;u, aud Col. Charles Suth
erland as surgeon general, U. S. N.. bae
been confirmed by the tenate.
One of a gang of thieves that La Leen
operating on the letter boies in N6W
York was arrested. Over $300,000 worth
of checks, bonds, notes, etc , were found
Congress will bo asked by Ihe Steam
ship Sailor's Union to proido in the
shipping subsidy bill, that iiolc but
American sailors be employed on ves.-e!s
Bills have been introduced in congress
granting the Albany & Astoria Kailroad
Company rights of way through the
Grande Bonde reservation Also author
izing the company to bs.U bridges
across the Willamette riv.v. --
AddltUmal Ichgiaph on F.iuilh Payt.
Captain Alec Malcolm, formerly a
pilot on tho Columbia river bar, but
now a capitalist of Spokano Falls, is
in tho city.
Miss Lizzie Piatt, of Sacramento,
who has been visiting with her annt,
Mr. Thomas Paller at Sea Haven,
passed through the city yesterday en
routo for home. The lady is much
pleased with her visit to tho north
west. "Willium Daulap, one of the pro
prietors of the V&tet n World, pub
lished at Sea Haven, on Shoalwater
bay, was in the city yesterday visiting
friends, and gave The Astoiuan a
pleasant call. He returns home this
MARINE NEWS AND NOTES.
The British bark Lizzie Bell left
up the river yesterday.
The steamer Cascades arrived down
last evening with threo btrge-loads of
rock for the jetly.
The pilot schooner San Jose took
in a largo lot of stores yesterday and
will go to sea to-day.
On account ot tho heavy fog pre
vailing jesterday the steamer Suomi
did not clear for Ilwaco until 1 r. jl
The steamship George W. Elder
arrived from San Francisco yesterday
with a light cargo and proceeded to
The steam schoonertrYfonce, Capt
John Peterson, arrived yesterday
from Shoalwater bay and went up the
river after a short stop here.
The repairs to the crank pin of the
Gen. Canby being finished she will
resume her trips to Tanzy Point, Fort
Stevens, and Ilwaco this morning.
The little steamer W. H. Harrison
which weathered the cyclone so
bravely last week, came in yes terday
from points on Shoalwater fcay, and
went up to Portland.
Late last evening the British ship
Scottisli Glens, Capt "W. M. "Whit
ford, master, arrived, from Bio de
Janeiro, 110 days out. The vessel is
in ballast and Capt "Whitfield reports
an uneventful trip. He escaped the
heavy weather off theJETorn reported
by other vessels.
Oh, YPliat an Awful Urctk
There is nothing more healthful than
onions. The trouble Is that persons"
are airaiu 10 eat mem because tuey
make the breith unfragrant. But there
Is a less fragrant breath than that
freighted with onion. We mean the
breath of a person with a foul stomach.
Take him away! we inwardly cry
when he whispers in our ear. Do see
that your breath is pure Take a Jew
Bbandketh's Pills and regalate yoor
liver, stomach and bowels and your
breath will be sweet
Daring Wort of-BoDliers on a Trais
Oat of CMcap.
A f SEEEES OF BIG PISES
Electric "Wire Olaima
Victim Pall of a
Bnildinsj Minor Mention.
5 ectal by Tbo Uxirtn Pki.ss1
t'oi.TJMBU3. Dec. 30. When train
No-. 18, from Chicago io Louisville,
soulh-bonnJ, reached the Eleventh
street station to day Ihreo strange
nien boaaeretrit and went through, the
day crofehes. ;
V'Throw up jour hands I" they cried
to tho passengers.
But little attention was paid to
them, and Frank Burton, an Indian
apolis traveling man, attempted to
aliow resistance, hut iras overpowered
Mill robbed ot 200 cash. But few
passengers observed what was going
uu until the work was done and tho
robbers had escaped. Officers are in
'purFuit, with but little hope of over
taking tho robbers.
CUD BY OIL.
.A Tierce Conflasrrsti
Ion in a. JLon
don Suburb. -
fSlcadl lo -j 11K .UTOKIAll
Ijontjok, Dec 30 While a largo
portion of the firo brigade was occu
pied battling with the firo in Queen
Victoria street another conflagration
was raging in the suburb of Hackney,
sixteen engines being engaged in the
ntlempt to subdue it The property
destroyed in this locality was the
works of Carless, Capel & Leonard,
benzine and oil refiners andnaptha
There were 10,000 gallons of spirits
stored in the tanks underneath the
buildings, and while the firo was in
progiess several of these exploded
with great force, injuring a nnmber of
persons and terrorizing the population
of the vicinity. The shock of the ex
plosion was plainly felt at points in
London, five miles distant.
BOASTED ON THIT WIRE.
Another Victim of the Deadly
Spec! tl :o Thk Astobian.1
PmiiADELHiA, Dec. 30. Samuel
-Kearns, living on Federal street below
Eleventh, suffered death this morning
in a most terrible formt the circuit of
an electric light wire passing, through
bis body. The man's face was burned
and discolored from tbo current and
the sleeve of his coat was ripped and
torn from tLe arm which camo in con
tact with the wire. His body twitched
convulsively as the fluid passed
through it, and in a moment his
agony was over.
A BIG BID.
The Government Wants tho
JSucnos Ayrca Waterworks.
Sped il to Thk Astoki.ix.I
Loxdox, Dec 30. The Argentine
government has agreed to buy out-
0 true ' 3yrCs TriUPl ir&fKs
for 6,750,000, in five per cent, bonds,
the company to finish the works ac
cording to its original contract The
company will meet on Thursday to
consider the details of ngreement
made according to tbo offer.
ROBBED LETTER BOXES.
Important Arrest Itlade ly The
Kcw York; Felice.
Special to Thk Astoriax J
New York, Dec. 30. A man giving
the name ot George Hutllemaler has
been arrested on a charge of being a
member ot the gang, which for some
time havo been robbing the letter
boxes. Checks, notes, bonds and
drafts, representing over $300,000
wore found on his person.
A BClfiDIKG COLIiAPSES.
Foar Persons Killed and
Special to Thk Astoria J
New York, Dec 30. A building at
Twenty-ninth street and First avenue,
being rebuilt, this afternoon collapsed,
killing four people and injuring six
others. Firemen are at work in the
ruins looking for more bodies.
A 83,000,000 Blaze. f
Special to The Astobian.I
London, Dec 30. A fire this after
noon destroyed a great deal of
property on Queen Victoria and
Thames streets near the Black Friars
bridge. It is estimated tnat $2,000,
000 will cover the loss.
Later estimates place the loss ot
Bevillion Freres at 200,000. His
stock of furs was valued at 250,000
and half the stock was totally de
stroyed and the remainder damaged.
A Fatal Fire.
Speeial to The Astoria-.!
San Francisco, Dee. 80. Mrs.
Stevenson, a widow, 87 years old, was
burned to a cinder, together with her
home, in which she is said to have
lived alone, on Telegraph hill, about
3 o'clock this morning. The engines
were unable to reach the scene of the
fire, owing to the steepness of the hilL
Somethisg for the New Year.
The world renowned success of Hostet
tcr's Stomach Bitters, and their continued
stomachic la scarcely more wonderful thaa
the v, elcome that greets the annual appear
ance of Hostetters Almanac. This valuable
medical treatise Is published by The Hostet
ter Company , Pittsburgh. Pa., under their
own immediate supervision, employing 60
hands In that department. They ire running
about 11 months in the 5 car on this work,
snd the issue of same for 181 will be more
than ten mIIlIon5.printed in the English,
German, French, Welsh, Norwegian, awed
Isb, Holland, Bohemian and Spanlsk lan
euaees. KefertoacoDV of It for valuable
tana Interesting reading concerning health.
ana numerous testimonials as 10 toe escacy
of Hostetter's Stomach Bitters, amusement,
varied iaforaatloa, astronomical calcula
tions and chronological items, &c. which
can be depended on for correctness. The
Almaaae Tor l8tl can be obtained free of
6Mt, from drufgists asd general cottBtry
ctotocs la all pans of the cosntry.
jit in ui:tx.
A. flfaa Wants Caatrl af Several
Special to Thk AstoriajtJ
PhuiAdstjFsxa, Dee. 80. John
Htnry Miller, a large bond and stook
holder in the Baltimore Belt Kailway
Transportkm and Tennjnal' Company
ot Baltimore, tho Maryland Central
Bailway Company, and the Pennsyl
vania Anthractio Coal Company, "has
begun equity proceedings in the court
of Common Fleas of this city.
Miller's bill was filed to-day to com
pel Herbert Hostetter, a son of the
celebratedDr. Hostetter of Pittsburg,
and of the South Pennsylvania rail
road, to fame keep an agreement made
by him, -which involves the complete
surrender by Hostetter and his. friends
of. their control of the Baltimore
Terminal railroad, tho Baltimore Belt
Railroad Company, tho York and
Peach Bottom railroad, the Maryland
and Central railroad and the Derrick
Susquehanna Bailway Company.
A FEATHER-WEIGHT FIGHT
Tommy Warren Defeats Tommy
Miller at iBdiaaaaelis.
Special to Thk Astobian.I
TndianapoiiIS, Dee. 30. Tommy
Warren, the champion feather-weight
ot Californin, easily defeated Tommy
Miller, of this city, in three rounds
to-night Miller got in a few good
blows in the first round, but in the
second round "Warren's body blows
rather winded him In the third
round Warren knocked him down
twice and punished him so badly that
when time was called in the fourth
round Miller threw up the sponge.
Both men were in good condition.
DISASTERS ON THE DEEP.
A Schooner Capsizes and Only One
Of tie Crew Snrrtyes.
8TJJEIi IBiJVDO.YBD OX FIB E
Special by The Uxitxd Pacss.1
Pfm.vPKTiPKTA, Dec. 30. The
schooner A. D. Zamson arrived here
to-day, and reports the capsizing of
the schooner Lucinda G. Potter,
whioh occurred December 28th, off
Barnegat, N. Jl
Captain Higgin3 and one seaman
were taken oft the capsized vessel, but
tho captain died soon afterward. The
Lamson brought the body to this city.
SAVED FROM TIE SEA.
A Captain Makes a Vlalt
"Wreck Pay "Well.
Special to Thk AstorianI.
San Francesco, Dec. 30. It -now
transpires that -Captain Johnson ot
the steamer Scotia, who boarded the
abandoned ship Struan did not leave
the derelict emptyhanded as was at
The captain searched the vessel
thoroughly and tailing to find any
crew decided that to leave the aban
doned ship without taking off as muoh
of her fixtures as possible was simply
nonsensical. He, accordingly, took
off her chronometers and other fix
tures, and by doing so is now the pos
sessor ot merchandise valued to some
where in the neighborhood of $3,000.
Special to Tub Astosian.
London, Dec 30. The steamship
Thessaly, from New Orleans for Ham
burg with cotton, has been abandoned
and is on firo in the North sea. The
crew has been saved.
A scrap et Paper Saves Her Jiife
It was just an ordinary scrap of wrap
ping paper, but it saved her life. She
was in the last stages of consumption,
told by her physicians that she was in
curable and could live only ashort time ;
she weighed less than seventy pounds.
On a piece of wrapping paper she read
of Dr. .King's "New Discovery, and got a
sample bettle: it helped her, she bought
a large bottle, it helped her more, bought
another and grew better fast, continued
its use and Is now strong, healthy, rosy,
plump, weighing 140 pounds. For fuller
Earticulars send stamp to W. H. Cole,
iruggist. Fort Smith. Trial bottles of
this wonderful Discovery Free at J. W
Conn's Drug store.
A Happy New Year
That is what every one desires, there
fore I wish all, friends and strangers, a
Prosperous and Happy New Year. May
yoube exempt from all dangers, and
may Providence guard and blew you all
is the fervent wish of
Your grateful friend,
"5.t . ;..
Tie Apprtiofiieiit Bill fill Come
TJb in Cuiittee.
PLEA I0B AMEM0AF SAIL0ES
It is Suggested That Canada Purchase
Alaska The Albany &
Special by The TJxited Pses3.1
Washington, Dec. 30. It is the in
tention "of Chairman Hale of the
senate committee on the census to call
the committee together next week
and begin the consideration of the ap
portionment bill, passed by tho house.
The chairman says that the prob
abilities are that tho conmittee will
fix the number of representatives at
356, as agreed, upon by the house or at
359, which would give additional rep
resentatives to JMew xors, Aruansas
and Minnesota and other states
having large unrepresented fractions,
upon the basis of a membership of
356, as proposed in the house.
Pica Made for Their Protection
LSpeclil to The Astokian.i
San Fkanoisco, Dec. 30. The sec .
retary of the Steamship Sailors' Union
has written a letter to Congressman
"W. "W. Morrow on behalf of the union
to urge an amendment to the shipping
subsidy bill, now pending before con
gress, to compel all ships receiving
subsidies to employ none but Ameri
cans as sailors.
In his letter the secretary points out
that foreign-going vessels, which will
benefit by this act, now employ none
but foreign seamen, and under the
provisions of this act will be obliged
to substitute only one sixth of their
crews with American seamen. The
latter points out the absurdity of tax
ing American people to -subsidize a
race of foreign sailors, who in time of
war would prove a menace to the
country. The only excuse for subsidy,
the secretary says, is that it may de
velop a class of American seamen
ready to defend our country in time of
CANADA "WANTS IT.
The Fucbaie el Alaska by The
Special to The Astobian.1
Ottawa, Dee. 30. A novel remedy
forthe Behring sea difficulties is
imposed by the government press,
t is simply ihe purchaser of Alaska by
-the. Dominion governrdelnt. The
nanars noinfc onfc that ifc is worth more
to Canada than any other power be-
cause of it3 contiguity to her territory,
THE DOUBLE A IZOAD.
The Albany fc Astoria Company
Asking f or Right ef Way.
Special to The astoiuan.
Washington, Dec. 30. Senator
Mitchell has introduced a bill gran ing
right of way to tho Albany & Astoria
Bailway Company through the Grand
Bonde Indian reservation; also to au
thorize the same railway company to
Special to The Astouian.1
Washington, Dec. 30. The senate
to-day, in secret session, confirmed
nominations of John B. Jackson of
New Jersey, as second secretary of
the legation at Berlin, and Colonel
Charles Sutherland, as surgeon gen
eral, United States navy.
Senator Hearst Better.
Special to Tjik Astouian.
"Washington, Dec 30. Senator
Hearst, who has been ill, is a little
more comfortable to day.
XDTICK TO XOTIIEBs.
Mlt3. WlNSLOW'S SOOllItNd SYKUP
should alwavs be used for children
tnnttiMKr If. nntha th flhllrf. sOftunS
tho mtma.niiAva n nam. pures wind
cholic and is the best remedy for diar-
rhceaTwenty-five cents a bottle.
What's Tight? Why, Honfey!,
I Must Have
-M 6 N E -
YOUR LIFE ,
I Won't have room for tho Elegant Spring Stock now being manufactured for
me; consequently! am determined to dispose of everything at such
low figures thaL you will rush in haste to get the first
pick at my Great Stock of
Overcoats, Hats, Furnishing Goods,
fTHAT INDIAN BATTLE.
Amather Acceaat e2 tke Caaflict
, ef IteHday.
Special toTHR ASTOKIAN.l
'WASHTNOTON,(Dec. 30. The follow
ing dispatch from Agent D. F. Eoger,
dated Pine Eidge agency, December
29th; was received here this morning
by. the commissioner ot the Trifli"
y uIh "Wounded Knee creek this morn
ing while the soldiers were disarming
Big Foot and his band, after their sur
render, a fight' took place, whichre
sulted in the killing of about 300 In
dians and several of the soldiers, in
cluding Captain "Wallace, with a num
ber of them wounded.
Two Strikoand his party who were
camped on "White Clay creek; just be
low JRed Cloud, opened fire on tho
agency from the hill tops opposite the
boarding school. They wounded two
soldiers. ' The police returned the fire
killing two of the Two Strike Indians
and- wounding , two others. Two
Strike and, his band retreated in n
northwesterly direction from the direc
tion of the agency, and is supposed to
be trying to make his way back to the
Thus far the Pine Eidge Indians
have taken no active part in the war,
but Big Foot, Slow Bear, Kicking
Bear and the Two Strike bands have
been and are active in the distur
bance. Young Garfield 'Married.
Special to TnE Astoria t 1
Chicago, Dec 30. James E. Gar
field, the second son ot tho lato Presi
dent Garfield, tp-night became the
husband of Helen Newell, daughter of
President John Newell, of the Lake
Shore & Michigan railroad.
ABE STILL OH THE WARPATH.
Troois aM Hostile - Sionx Engage
In a General SMnnisti.
ANOTHER JtAXXLE JiEPOJRTEU
Special by The United PhejS
OtAHA, Dec 30. New3 is exasper
atingly meagre from the seat ot war:
Dispatches to army headquarters
state .that a general skirmish is in pro
gress between the hostiles and troop3
and the police. It is feared that a
portion of the friendly Indians will
prove treacherous and join the hos
tiles. KrjsHVHii.E, Neb., Dec 30. At day
break this morning thirty Indians, be
longing to Two Strike's band, tried: to
capture a provision team of the Ninth
cavalry two miles from Pine Eidge.
The Indiaus were all killed.
People are flocking into town-by the
hundred from the territory bbanding
Iiater, Colonel Forsytlie reached
PiheP.idi;e agency this morning with
the Seventh cavalry and the surviving
prisoner.- He reports tweni-y-nve 01
his men killed and thirty-four of them
River .Fares and Freights to Be Eaised.
A meeting ot owners of s'teamers
and officers of river boats was Jbcld in
Portland on Monday and was largely
attended, most of the boats and lines
on the Columbia and Willamette fter
ing represented. The object was to
present were so much in favor of it
rthat a committee was appointed and
the meeting adjonrned to the next
day, when the committee were to re
port a revised tariff of prices for adop
tion. A Bad Cat.
A Eussian named Nordstrom, met
with a painful accident late last night.
He fell on the sidewalk in TJpper
town and one of his hands striking a
piece of glass, severed an artery. He
lay foe some time and lost consider
able blood. The injured man was
attended by a physician.
Runs high at.). W. Conn's drug store
over System Builder, as everybody is
using it for Catarrh f the stomach,
Dspepsia. Constipation and Impnro
lilood.and to build up thesystem.it cer-
tamly possess wonderful merit when
all speak so well of it.
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