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SUNDAY MAY 1. 1831
Gas and Electricity.
The effect of the electric light
upon the gas companies and their
ability to control the price of street
lighting is to be tested .sooner
than was generally anticipated.
The advertisement for proposals
to liht the btreets of New York
has brought gas and electricity
into competition; and the bids fur
nished indicate that the latter is
the cheaper light of the two. The
bids for lighting with gas ran from
18 per lamp, per year, in the
down-town wards,, to &:S per lamp
in the Twentv-fouith ward. ThcH
bid of the eieetrie-light company
was to furnish lights of 2,(W0-can-dle
power each in A Vail street
Broadway etc., and two elevated
groups of six lights of 0,000-candle
power in Madison and Union
square, all for $:W,000.' Their
bid also contemplated the furnish
ing of light in other localities,
which would enabh' the city to
dispense with ."500 of the present
street lamps, for $7,400 more.
The estimate is that the whole
amount of light furnished b3' the
electric company is a brilliant sub
stitute for 2,400 of the lamps now
in use. This makes the electric
companys bid f 1 (50 less than the
lowest bid of the gas companies.
Those bids do not show, however,
the comparative cobt of electricity
and gas with the defiuiteness which
is desirable. There is scarcely
any room for doubt that the bids
of the gas companies were made
in combination. Probably when
Edison and the other incandescent
lighters get to work, competition
between electric lighters, as well
as between electricity and gas will
be developed, and then a figure
will be reached considerably lower
than any thus far hinted at. The
test has been staisfactorily made in
favor of electricit3r at Menlo park,
at Salk Lake city it will soon be
tested fully, aud the wires and
lights for Portland, Oregon, are en
route from the east.
Mr. Jasper Douglass, of Indiana,
and Miss Tupper, of Mississippi,
were married at Memphis, on the
2d, though they had never met till
twenty-four hours befoie. The
courtship had been conducted by
correspondence and an exchauge
of photographs, ending in an ap
pointment to meet, tln lady being
accompanied iiy her parents. "Both
weie embarrassed on being intro
duced; but this feeling soon wore
off, and the marriage followed,
after one of the shortcut courtships
A correspondent of the Hartford,
Connecticut Times says: "The
history of a cow rais.ed on the farm
of the late Erastus ElKwoith, of
East "Windsor Hill, is jo remark
able that it is worthy of record.
The cow Is not of any one breed,
but is about three-fourths Durham,
and I hardly know what to call
the other quarter. April 10. 1877,
she gave birth to twins one. male
and one female; March 11), 1878,
she ga.YC birth to triplets two
males ami one female making
five calves in eleven months and
three da's; July 0, 1879, she gave
birth to twins both males; Oc
tober 7, 1880, she gave birth to
triplets two males and one fe
male making ten calves in three
years, five months and twenty-one
days. The calves liavc all been
of good size, healthy aud hand
some, and have been raised on the
There was considerable excite
ment and much adverse comment
in Philadelphia over the failure of
Miss Anna Dickinson to appear as
Claude Melnotte according to ad
vertisement. A large placard on
the box-office announced that Miss
Dickinson would not appear; that
another play had been substituted,
and that all who so desired could
get back money paid for tickets in
advance, of which about 400
worth -had been sold. About fifty
persons returned their tickets, and
received their money. Mr. John
Stetson, Miss Dickinson's man
ager, states that the lady broke her
written contract with him without
one word of explanation or apol
ogy, and that he would sue her
for damages wherever he found
her. Mr. Stetson will in turn be
sued by the proprietors of the
opera house, and interesting legal
complications will undoubtedly
Arise out of the ladys caprice.
In Michigan tho men who -were
formerly undertakers how have
their windows painted in mournful
black, -with the words, "Funeral
Nicoll The Tailor.
2f icoll the Tailor has the finest chain
of first class business houses in the
wnrld. We found them in San Fran
cisco, Chicago, w York, Brooklyn,
Washington, in fact wherever we
went, llis only authorized traveling
salesman for San Francisco, MrvL G.
Johnson, arrived in Astoria yesterday
by the Oregon, and may be found at
the Occident for a tew days with a
choice line of samples, prepared to
take measures for suits, wholly or in
part. Call upon him.
To Teachers andJPupils of Pub
The new school looks published by
A. !3. Barnes & Co., and adopted by
the superintendents of Oregon to bo
introduced the present season, are
just recoived direct from the publish
ers, and are now for sale and exchange
xt introductory prices 3et by the suite
superintendents. Kespectfully yours,
Carl Adlcr, dealer in books and sta
tionery. NEW TO-DAY.
-Krtween Scarborough Hill and
JLl Sand Island on tlii' night of the S8$Ji,-J
loo fathoms of new nift. Hnibour'.s No. 12.
Corks branded K. .).: uie iniucr nui oesuu
alH rewarded by calling os
Fishermen lucking Company.
CLEANING and' REPAIRING
NF.AT. CHEAP AN
UKOICU E JL.OYETT.
Chenainus St., next Jieholas' Barbershop.
Contractors and Builders,
CORNER ASTOK AND CASS STREETS,
Near rongivgatlonal Church.
And are now ready toiecene orders for ajl
Contracts taken to build and repaii
snips, houses, boats, etc.,
AT LOWEST HATES.
J2T"loors and Window Frames made to
Notice to Fishermen, Cannery
men and Owners of Nets.
A ITER THE FIRST OF MAY THE
steamer (Sen. CanbyuIU run direct on
her course from
Astoria to Fort Stevens, Fort Can
by, and Ilwaco and Return.
The reasons for lids are thut in trjInR to
avoid one net in the course of the hteamer Is
liable to mil into half a dozen out of the
course. Urns injuring men iho:ire trying to
prc cut trouble themseh es. and loss of time
also. .1. 1L 1). C RAY, Agent.
C ATAKRH !
THOSE SUFFERING FROM THIS DIS
EASE AM) WISH 1XO TO HE
Can obtain immediate relief and be per
manently cured by calling on
At the Occident Hotel, hre he mil
rrom l to 5 r. m.
All suffering from Catarrh are respectfully
united to call and .see his testimonials of
posithe cures, and his mode of treatment.
Unless patients are treated theiewill be no
charge. Aitv one wishing to hate him cull
at private lesidenee will incase leave address
at the Hotel.
AX ADJOURNED MEETIXO OF THE
Pioneer and Historical Society of Ore
gon will be held in Astoria at the rooms of
the sot'ict,at2 o'clock v. i on the 11th
day of Ma , lfeSl. to complete the business of
the annual meeting. All interested are cor
S.T. McKILVX, Secretary.
Astoria, Oiegon. April iS. 1M1.
A Merciful Man is Meiciful to his Beast.
O.VIjY 2." CENTS.
650.000 ALREADY SOLD ! !
And his Diseases, by
B.J. KENDALL, JII.D.
Full of Valuable and Practical In
formation, and Containing an
IXli:X OF DISEASES.
Which gives the symptoms, cause and the
Kest Treatment of each; a table glvlug all
the principal drugs used for the Horse, vith
the ordinary dose, effects, and antidote w hen
a poison; a table with an engraving of the
Horse's teeth at different ages, vwth rules
for telling the age of the Herse: C5 engrav
ings showing the important points in the
structure of the horse, also illustrating posi
tions assumed by sick horses in different dis
eases. A valuable collection of receipts,
many o which would cost a horse-owner
three to five dollars each.
EVERY FARMER. SHOULD OWN
Thousands who have seen it commend it
and many good horsemen have extolled it in
the liignest terms, even .stating that they
prefer it to books which cost $5 00 to 10 00.
bo not throw away your money in the pur
chase of costly books on the Horse, which
are so full of Latin phrases and technical
terms as to be unintelligible to the average
BUY KENDALL'S TREATISE,
A book of 100 pages, in paper covers, giving
jou more practical information than is con
tained in some large volumes at far higher
cost. Having examined this book thoroughly
we are satisfied no
"Would hesitate a moment about investing 25
cents in its purchase, if he did but know the
value or its contents. Recognizing the de
sirability of having such practical informa
tion as our fanning friends daily need In
their business, proidcd at reasonable cost
instead of being obliged to pay the enormous
profits demanded by the Publishers of most
Agricultural Books, we hae. secured
Several Hundred Copies
Of this valuable little Treatise on the Horse,
single copies of which we shall be pleased to
mall to any reader of this paier, postage pre
paid by us, on receipt of
Remittances may be made in currency, sil
ver or stamps. Send all orders to
D. C. 1KELAND,
BANKING A2D INSURANCE.
Commercial Union Assurance Co.
Capital, - - $12,500,000
Fire and Marine Insurance.
JOHN RAE HAMILTON', Manager.
nioSansome St., San Francisco.
G. W. HUME. Agent, Astoria, Oregon.
PACIFIC COAST MARINE BRANCH.
Commercial Union Assurance Co..
Capital, - - 512,500.000.
The undersigned are prepared l
To cover shiMiients of SALMON or other
Merchandise 1 SAIL or STEAMER fnmi
Columbia River to
DOMESTIC OR FOREIGN POUTS.
Orders by MAIL or WIRE promptly at
SIIKSON. CIIUIM'II &. Co.,
Cor. Front and Ash Streets,
astoria, - . - oiiegon
from 8 o'clock a. m. until 4
o'clock p. m.
Hone Mntnal Insurance Co.,
J. F. HouonTON
Chas. R. Stoky .
Gko. L. Stoha .
Agent for 0-on
Capital paid un in U. S. cold
coin $ 500 000 no
I. IV. CASE, Agent,
Cheiiamus street, Astoria. Oregon.
LIVERPOOL AND LOHON AND
NORTH BRITISH AND MERCAN
TILE OF LONDON AND
OLD CONNECTICUT OF HART
COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
PIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Representing a capital of SC7.O00.O00.
A. VAN DUSEN. AsenU
HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS.
A. J. MEG LEI:. P. S. W1IIOHT
AIEQLER & WHIGUT. Proprietors.
THE ritOritlKTOKS AKE nAPl'Y TO
announce that the above hotel has been
repainted and refurnished, adding greatly to
the comfort of its gucsU; and is now the beit
hotel north of San Francisco.
C. W. K0 WLE-s. A L. ZI KISK1C
PORTLAND. - - - - OREGON
Z1EBER d KN0WLES, Proprietors.
Free coach to and from the house.
es-TiiK Daily Astokiax is on file at the
Clarendon Hotel reading room.
Pioneer Restaurant Hotel.
MAIN STREET. "" - ASTORIA
Jlrn. S. A. Arrisoni. Proprietor
ThetravelinTTVuklic WILL KIND
the Pioneer first class m all respect s.and
a share of their patronage Is respectfully
Er7Bonrd and lodging by the day or week.
Is noT teiJIy to
Supply Fishermen' with Hunch,
Put up ill buckets. Klso keep on hand
PIGS FEET A D SHEEP TONGUE
Ready at all timZs. aid all the delicacies
OYSTERS IN. EJTERY STYLE.
A good square meaE for 23 cents. Open
day and night.
The New York Oyster Saloon
Yill sent to their customers Iroin this
ate as follows :
TEA, COFFEE, CHOCOLATE.
Eastern Oysters Alwa3H on Hand,
And will he kept as a first class Oyster Sa
loon, in first class stj le.
DANIEL GRANT. Manager.
Fair Wind Coffee Saloon
WATER STREET, ASTORIA.
Next door to Dr. Kinse 's.
Coffee. Tea and Chocolate, -with
Cake, 10 CentH.
Chops Cooked to Order.
Fine 1VIne Liquor and Clears
Of the bet brands.
Halnx just owned the above establish
ment we cordially lniteour friends and the
public generally to give us a trial.
&-tf FOARD & EVANSON.
ROSCOE'S FIRST CLASS
Oyster Saloon. J
MAIN STREET. ASTORIA.
THE UNDERSIGNED IS PLEASED TO
announce to Uie
Ladies7 and Gentlemen of ihis City
That he Is now prepared to furnish for them,
in first class st j le. and e try style,
OYSTERS, HOT COFFEE. TEA, ETC.
Ladies' and Gent's Oyster Saloon,
Please give me a calL
ROSCOE DIXON, Proprietor
THE BEST" OUALITr. WILL BE SOLD
by the hundred, or by tho box, printed or
plain, to suit customer, at
The Astoeias oSce.
Not Bloody Wzr3 hut u War in Prions I
Tibe News Squasixecl !
THE CHALLENGE SENT, AND I TVILL BE THE FIRST TO ACCEPT.
ONE PKIOE STORE!
CORNER OPPOSITE THE POST OFFICE.
In consequence of inv successful owning a jealous )ir arisen. hikI I shall stmeto
gie my colleagnesa cause for such, and the public h benefit of ilet Itock I'riee-n. i:
member this Is no catch penny advertisement, but ia former reputation in Astoria as tin
founder of a strict! oue price store will back mv asnimis. Aiming hi -tH-k will always
be found a full line in the latest style
Dress Goods, Shawls, Sacq ms. Notions. Ladies
Underwear. Boots and Shoes. Hats and Caps,
Clothing. Gents Fur:ri.sliiu; Goods.
Look at our prices, as they are no surprise to dealers in one pnee stor..
GOOD SUITS OF CLOTHING FROM ? 3 (Hi
DIAGONAL SUITS OF CLOTHING PROM 12 SO
EXTRA QUALITY FINE SUITS, DIFFERENT .VTYLKS. FROM ir Of)
FINE LINE OF CASSIMERE PANTS FROM 1 'S
BOYS SUITS FROM- r K
OVERALLS FROM .. 30 CENTS
JUMPERS FROM i0 CENTS
WOOLEN SOCKS. 3 PAIR FOR- so CENTS
COTTON SOCKS. EXTRA HEAVY, 3 PAIR Koli CENTS
And Woolen Underwear at equally low nv.xll marked in plain tigitrvs.
PURE RUBBER RUBBER-BOOTS. AND BLANKET GVER-SHIRTS
At prices to def competing)
1 inlte the public to a fair inspection of my stock and priee, an-l im1i inself niioii im
one price s stem. Ilaiuxa resident bueriu San FranriMit 1 Kkovi i camtot beuHd-mdd.
Califonim I'm-e store, pplte tla Posi-lhce
Wholesale and Retail Dealer l
- IX- I
GROCER. J E8,
ETC. ETC., ETC.,
BLOCK TIN, PIG LEAD,
OARS, FLOATS, j
GU.M BOOTS, RICE, ETC., ETC.,
IN QUANTITIES TO SUIT.
ASTORIA, - - OREGON.
Dr. Warner's Health
da only he purchased m
Masonic Hall Building, cor
ner of Main aud Squemoqhe
Chas. Stevens & Son,
CITY BOOK STORE.
In room lately occupied by
Largest and Best Assortment
Of novelties in the stationary line usually
found In a first-class book store, consisting of
BOOKS. FINE STATIONERY,
GOLD PEN GOODS. ALBUMS.
All of which w ill be sold at prices which
P. S. The latest Eastern and California
periodicals constantly on hand.
CHAS. STEVENS & SON.
3S. -7T. BLOOD,
(Successor to Blood & I.ee.)
CLATSKANIE, - - OREGON.
Is now prepared to receive orders for
Copper Handles, Mallets, Etc.
I hae been engaged in making floats, etc,
for the past five years, and my work has al
ways given satisfaction. I am prepared to
fill all orders promptly, and on short notice
at the lowest prices, alwas underselling
other factories according to quality of goods.
Orders left with
TRENCUARD & UPSIIUR.
Or addressed to the undersigned, will re
cei e prompt attention. B. "V. BLOOD,
The undersigned is prepared to famish
a large number of Spiles and Spars at his
place on short notice, at reasonable rates.
Apply to C. G. CAPLES,
Pa&-e & AI
(sreotboKS'io h. . i,aksun)
Whoh-saleamt n-tttil ticridtT-ilu
Glass and Plated Ware,
TROPICA! AND DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
WiBes,Lipors, Tobacco ICiprs
Tlie largest and mot complete tiK-k of
goods in their lim to be found in tin city.
Comer TC:iss and SjiH'nuK.i!i Streets.
CHINCH0NA RUBRA, AND CALIFORNIA
or THE A GE.
See our local columns lor particular, and
IRISH FLAX THREADS
Salmon Net Twine.
Cotton Seine Twine,
Cork and Lead Lines,
Cotton Netting, all sizes.
Seines Made to Order,
Flax and Cotton Twine,
Fishing Tackle, etc.
511 Market Street. Sau Francisco
HENRY DOYLE & Co.. Managers.
S ASTORIA. ORECON.
DRUGS AND CHEMICALS,
Toilet and Fancy Articles,
PATENT MEDICINES, ETC.
Prescriptions carefully compounded at
GyHomeopathIc Tinctures and Pellets,
anu iiumpareys aficciucs aiso Kepi.
T)RJD TED AND BOUND TO AN i SIK,
3DND TO A
J and ruled to any order, at
Thk Astobuux offioe,
11. D. KANT. MERCHANT
ALL EXHIBIT THEIR GOODS AND PRICES TO BEST ADVANTAGE.
M. D. KMT THE POPULAR HEMHMT TAILOR
IS AHEAD WITH HIS ELEGANT AND GRAND SELECTED,
MAMMOTH STOCK OF
XvWUlw'SXv i&.v1 i.
A I'iiw Stuok of rori-in :xI Doiuostic Cloths, CavImereR aud
TmIs. A Full Line ol Tailor Triiiuuiiis, TAv.
The n' Cutter ami Tailor Mill Make up his Cioodv with a
Full Guaranij as o Fit ami Finish.
Ha ing the onl Mrst elas etcctpm. of ad Mtrls of men's apparel, etc., I hope that the
money iicreioioreoeiii nui oi iowii win ik?
eyriie lowest market prices marked mit
m, F, HAWES,
U sam ilfa? fiKrt??
El iS3U8yrc3 H 315233 to . --
TWO DOOKS EAST OF OCCIDENT,
'gra "k2 "ss1
TRBKCUAUn & UPSUijRlVAUMSIIES AiD JAPANS
PAINTS. OILS, ETC.
AUEXCY OF THE
Imperial Mills Flour and Feed.
unenamus street, wear umevii
r.t r. . f1
&i-i;i.m. A i r.ii
ilA """" r.- ----.--
K"fctlCU llrjj lUCl II itlll Villi-
K JCstantlj- on hand.
s5$? fF l'lumblnu at rea
Cca ,- ,g- Ai?7 souable rates.
' x- omce Qn West.
Eighth Mreet ne:ur O. R. & X. Co's wharf.
JAS. W. WELCH, Agont,
TAILOR AND CLOTHIER.
Yours Trulj ,
3f. 1. KAXT.
in plain figures.
Cannery Supplies of all Kinds.
ficnt for Hie celehnited
: MEDALLIOiS1 RANGE,
II Iul 'loscts. JCow CIosetN. and
IKON PIPES AND FITTINGS OF
Brass Goods, Hose, Etc.,
water uiosets, batn iuos ttc.
ALL WORK WATvRANTED
3L25m m IB MmJFm
- - ASTOEIA, OPvEGON.
THE UNDERSIGNED OFFERS FOR
sale Mil hand and to arrive direct from
English Lustre Black Varnish,
Turpentine Asphaltum Varnish,
Benzine Asphaltum Varnish,
No. 1 Turpentine, in Barrels,
Brown Japan, in Barrels,
No. 1 Coach, in Barrels,
White Damar, in Barrels,
Coach Varnishes, in Cases.
Silicic Aluniiiiate Paint.
FOR IRON AND WOOD WORK.
JAKES LAIDLAW & CO.,
16X" Front Street, Portland.
Do you Imagine what is the Finest
and Best Enjoyment and -Recreation?
I I i
j . i
is iH-tter man au tne gym
tical aud snort
everciics in the
THE TEX PiXAMiEYS
Are in great voJuc in Eiirppe just now, and
wuy Miuuid jvsiona siay oeumu, as
THE TEN PI
i Is the Cheapest, Ilealthilfct, and most enjoy
j able aiiuseinentlo be found.
j THE AERY flJEST OF A3f FR.VKCISCO
: National Brewery Beer,
HI be se A ed, and the grahd Concert Orcan
playing sWeet strains to cater to your ear.
CoiAe. Try It, and Enjoj- it.
1 5 OOO pt0DXDS ItAGS'OF all kinds
"yW clean and dry4attheUmbrella
shop, Main street, by J.JOPUX