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SATURDAY DEC. -4. 1SS1
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afty conta per squaro for each insertion.
Thk Daily astoiuajc will lc t-ad by
mnUat75ecnl a month, frccofjxtflagc. Head'
crii who contemplate ah t owe from the city can
nave Thk Astokian" follow them. Daily
or Weekly rdltion to any pol-nlf,ce with'
out additional expense. Adrtrctpcs may he
crintnied a oftm a dfuircd. Leave order at
thr coimttna room.
-There are six vessels outside.
-The Columbia is still inside the
What are you goin to yet for the
If you want to look funny, get one
of Adler's maslc.
Yesterday was a bad day to more
household Lires and Penates.
Fresh candy every day at the As
toria candy factory.
Steamer day; State of California
in, Oregon down, Columbia out.
Bon-Dons and Xmas tree hangings
as cheap as dirt at the City book store'
If you have not signed that
railroad petition call in at either of
the drug stores and sign it.
Air. .John lingers of the Central Mar
ket, has made arrangements to keep all
the finest fresh fish, etc.. in their season
Seven-eighths of Oregon's 13,889,
000 bushels of wheat for 1881 were
raised in the Willamette valley.
Christmas tree ornaments, candies
and nuts at Adlcr s.
Harper's Bazaar makes the sur
prising statement that "plump girls
are no longer popular." Since when?
The X. P. 11. R. is obliged to
use snow plows on the Spokan divis
ion, the snow being from two to three
feet deep in that section.
licmember everything very cheap at
'Tis said that the only reason that
Georgia declines to have a "Colonel's
dayrt is that it wouid be impossible to
accommodate 275,000 men at one
Selig's stock of holiday goods aro to
be sold without lcserve." You inusn't
To-day we may swallow the fish bone,
And dance in a vortex of sorrow;
But the drum stick, and stuffing and
ell wco with keen rapture to-morrow.
D'ye mind that now?
For your mamma; some of that rich
majolica ware at Adler's.
Hon. Geo. S. Downing, of Mari
on, who is no relation to Major Jack
Downing, who wrote "Thirty Years
out of the U. S. Senate' is cheered
by the Oregon Statesman tor killing a
o52 pound hog.
We will open a new lot of books and
other goods at the City bookstore to-day.
Don't fail to examine them.
There is considerable discussion
in the up-country papers as to who
wrote "Louis X," now being played
by Sheridan. If the gutlty party lives
in Astoria he may as well come for
ward and confess it.
Buy some of that nice silverware
It cost the Government $200,000,
000 to run the country the last fiscal
year, or rather it cost the country that
much to run tho Government. The
receipts during the same time were
$300,000,000. Uncle Sam is just
Xow comes the last day; if you
haven't been at the City book store you
ought to call at once.
The Seattle Chronicle has a pow
erful editorial in the issue of the 19tli
inst. on the "Present Congress."
fhe fact that the same editorial ap
peared in the St. I,ouis Globe-Democrat
of the 8th inst., in no way affects
the validity of the Chronicle's argu
ments. Beinc still overstocked Adlcr has
marked everything down to bottom
prices; bound to sell.
The Seattlo Chronicle says that
the tug-boat Tacoma, after all the
talk to the contrary, is not lo be taken
around to the Columbia river. Had
she come here it would have added
about two feet to the depth of water
on the bar. As it is we can only put
our'trust in Providence and Congress.
As c aie about to complete our last
contract, we desire to announce that we
are now in readiness to immediately
erect any kind of buildings.
Uaxex Bros., Astoria.
Thankful for the liberal patronage al
ready received, I beg to announce my
closing out auction sale of toys and use
ful Christmas gifts, to corn menco this
day at 10 a. m- and again at2i50 r. M.
E. C. Hoi-dux, Auctioneer.
Call at Central Market for the best of
turkeys, geese, chickens, fruits and.
vegetables, etc., for Christmas and New
Year. John Kogers.
-The following is self-explanatory:
Portland, Dec. 19, 1881.
To fiescue Jubilee Treupe: Will be
on hand for the masquerade with the
best quadrille band in the city.
J. JL Jioos.
P.JS This quadrille band consists of
violin, cornet, clarionet and piano.
Private Henry H. Franklin, Com-
panyL, First Cavalry, acting assistant j
hospital steward, third class, has been
tried at Fort Walla Walla, W. T., by
general court-martial for conduct
prejudicial to good order and military
discipline; the allegation being that he
wrote and sent to the editor for pub
lication in the New York Witness, of
July 28th last, a letter advising all re
spectable young men to keep out of
the army, as it is a world of iniquity,
sproading vice and crime all around it,
that the men arc deep in depravity,
vice, degradation and shame; that,
every precaution is takci to hinder
men from attending divine service, the
chaplains being worthless men, and
that the whole army was rotten to the
core. He was found guilty and sen
tenced by the court to confinement at
hard labor iu charge of the guard for
seven months, and forfeiture of 810
per mouth for the same period. Gen
eral Miles, commanding the depart
ment of the Columbia, approved the
sentence and directed that it be duly
For handsome, holiday present,
such as toilet cases, cologne sets, per
fumery eases, fine soaps, elc, go to
Conns drug store, opposite Occident
Buy some of those nice books at
Adler, just the thing for a present.
The carcass of a fat beef at War
ren & Eaton's, weighing 1,039 pounds,
shows what the grass of this county
Fine assortment nuts and candies at
the Astoria Candy Factory.
The Christmas tree of the Pres
byterian Sunday school iu the church,
this evening, at f:30. Come and
bring the children.
Another of those fine A. 1. ("niisc
organs at the City Book Store.
The Gatesvillc Sun has a new
editor. He savs he enters on his
duties with "an imperious conscious
ness of a personal committal to the
high moral responsibilities incident to
a position recognized by intelligence
and morality as a representative and
formative entity, molding and vitaliz
ing the intelligent constituency who
perpetuate by prerogative its exist-
It don't matter what you want for a
Christmas or New Year present, von
will find it at Adler's.
A prominent insurance company
has a rule, says the Cincinnati Price
Current, that if a party has been once
burned out, it will take a risk for him,
upon tho ground that one fire is a
probability for even the best of men
Whore a partv has been twice burned
it will not insure him at any price, on
the ground that the man ir either
careless, unlucky, has enemies, or is
Those writing desks at the City book
.store are the best iu the city. They are
something nice and durable, and" just
what most young ladies would appreci
ate from the giver,
In the present Canadian parlia
ment the French delegation insist
every year upon having the official
journal of the day printed in French
as well as English. Parties desirous
of annexing Canada would do well to
make a note of that. Fancy reading
a French version of the Congressional
Globe. J. Proctor Knott's famous
Duluth speech in French, for instance.
It would be almost :is good as "The
Jumping Frog of Calaveras county."
There are a lew more chances left
yet to win one of those lovelv dolls
which are to be raffied at Mrs. Derbv's,
Xew Years eve.
The proposition that delegates
from Alaska be admitted has caused
some inquiries touching the popula
tion there. Professor Elliott, of the
Smithsonian Institute, xuts tho popu
lation at 30,000, of which 400 are
whites, 1,700 Russian half-breeds and
the remainder Indians. Prospecting
for minerals has not indicated any
great value. The timber will be very
valuable in time, also the fisheries,
when developed. The fur trade is the
only means of livelihood of the people.
The Government revenue from the fur
trade was $317,000.
Co to Adler's and-get you u mask, lie
has all kinds and all 'sizes for voung
Lost. A bunch of four small kevs.
The finder will please leave them at this
The Scandinavian Ball.
The ball tat Liberty ITall last
Thursday night was a success in every
sense of the word. The clouds tint
had hung low all day cleared oil', and
a bright starlit night gave the young
folks opportunity to gather. Dancing
commenced at 9 aud after a fine sup
per, was renewed till J3:30 a. i . Every
thing passed oil" pleasantly and the
occasion was one of agreeable remem
brance to all who participated.
At the Catholic church on Christ
mas, mass will bo said at .:w0. 8:00
and 10:00 a. m.
Inktsmds to suit everybody, in larire
' at Aiiicr s.
A letter from San Diego, Ca!.,
tells us there is "just enough rain to
lay the dust." Here, too.
-('has. .Stevens and Sou haea stork
of mouldings and moulders tools which
can be bought cheap for cash to close
en: that branch of the business.
There will be a Christinas tree for
the Sunday school at the Episcopal
church, at seven o'clock this evening.
For the genuine J. II. Culler old
Bourbon, and the best of wines, liquors
aud San Francisco beer, call at theCem,
opposite the bell tower, and .see Camp
bell. Christmas scrvico at the Episco
pal church on Sunday, at 11 o'clock
a. m., Hew Mr. Sellwood ofliciating.
Holy communion will be adminis
tered. Xmas, New Year's, and birth-day
cauls, the finest ever in the city, at the
City Book Store.
J. Devlin has begun the manu
facture of cans for the coming season,
having received 1,000 boxes of tin by
the Annie Main and 1,500 by the
Toys regardless of cod to-da at
Adler's; bound lo get rid of them.
Mr. Skinner tells that he has
put up a mail box on the northwest
corner of West 8th and Water streets
for all up-river mail. o mail should
be put in the box other than iip-rive
Selig's stock has arrived and his
Auction Bazaar is a success. lie is just
slaughtering goods. Co and ee them.-
The children and friends of the
Presbyterian Sunday school are ex
pected to be at the church at G:30 this
evening, to witness the Christmas ex
ercises. A committee of ladies will bu
at the church this morning at 10
o'clock, to icceivo and arrange such
presents as are designed for the tree.
The City Book Store has on exhibi
tion one of the finest selection of holiday
goods eve opened. Call and examine
Mayor Thompson, growing tired
of the prolonged delay ol the steamer
at Astoria, returned home yestcrdaj'.
He has probably improved his time by
taking notes concerning the Columbia
river bar, and will enter into the spirit
of his mission with increased vigor if
he ever succeeds in getting to Wash
ington. The council have an oppor
tunity of giving him another send-off.
Standard, Dec. 2Sd.
The third annual masquerade of the
Rescue Jubilee Troupe, at Liberty hall
ue oiu, win oe conuucicu as Hereto
fore. These parties aro tin best con
ducted and mo.st cnjovableof anything
during the year.
Jack McDonald, the deserter from
the ship Harry Morse, who escaped
from Constable Geo. II . Ward about
six weeks ago by jumping overboard
from the -teainer Fleetwood, near
Cathlaiuet, and met his death in the
chilly waters of the Columbia, arrived
hale and hearty by tho Astoria boat
last night. Ho said to an Oregonian
reporter that he slipped the handcuffs
from one wrist, but held his hands in
such a position that the removal was
not noticed. He is a ' splen lid swim
mer and had no fears of drowning.
After he got to shore he went to work
in a logging camp and iias been to
work ever since. He also went to tho
Sound. He gives as a reason for
jumping overboard that Jim Turk,
u ho "had his advance money, refused
to buy him a blanket, or an oilskin,
or rubber boots, and he would not go
to sea without these necessaries, Mc
Donald is rather an, intelligent young
man and expects to get work hero.
Whips, curry-combs, brushes: new
steck: first-class goods, cheap for cash.
A new a,nd specially assorted list of
ladies' and gents' masks, all from San
Francisco, at very low rates of rent, at
31. D. Kant's, 3rerchant Tailor.
I have just received the finest assor.
incut of fancv goods in my line ever
brought to Astoria, consisting of per
fumery cases, toilet sets, toilet cases,
line perfumeries, fancy soaps, combs,
brushes, hand glasses, and toilet articles
of all kinds splendid presents for tho
holidays. Call and examine goods and
prices before purchasing elsewhere, at
.1. V. Conn's .drug store, opposite Occi
dent Holel, Astoria. Oregon.
Xctv, Sweet Cider To-day.
Sold in anv quantity to suit.
J. W. Conn.
About ten days ago, a fountain pen,
rubber holder, "Xo. 2 Paragon." The
finder will confer a favor by leaving the
same at the Clerk's office.
J. O. BOZOKTII.
"Tis interesting to note on reflecting
upon the rise and fall of American
humor, hovr popular favor changes,
and what different conceptions of
humor dillerent people hare. Eigh
teen years ago the effusions of Artemus
Ward and Orpheus C. Kerr, were
read and laughed at all over the
Unien: now, on reading one of their
"funny" essays, it fails to raise a smile.
Then came Mark Twain aud the Dan
bury Xcws man. and in the last six or
eight years a host of lesser humorists
have tried their untledged tiight. The
Burlington Haivkeyo man seems the
only one of late years who possesses the
attributes of a true humorist, though
M. Quad of the Free Press and Alden
of the Xew York Times, have given
evidence of true genius in their
humorous product-ions. A "genuine
humorist cm move his leaders to
tears almost as easily as to smiles by
his skillful sounding of ihe chords of
feeling, the true test of a humorist bo
ing the effect the joke has on the
mind. If it leaves a taint it is adul
terated or spurious. Take for instance
the abortivo efforts of "Spoopendyko.''
If the words "dod-gasted," "measly,"
etc. were eliminated, there would be
no more fun about them than there is
about a broken wheelbarrow. There
is more true humor iu one of Nye's
moral essai's in the Boomerang than
in twenty volumes of "Spoopendyko."
The trouble is with public as well asj
private humorists, having acquired a
reputation in that lino they feel that
to sustain it they must be constantly
saying something funny, and the re
sult is a good deal like working over
old dumps at a mining claim; the tail
ings assay very low. As for the smut
that sometimes passes for humor, it is
like all counterfeit coin; and who ever
has it on hand is the loser, for most
people refuse to take it. The quietest
and most subtle form of humor is that
kind which assumes a certain amount
of intelligence on tho part of the
hearer or reader and gives it due
credit by not carrying the matter into
detail, but indicating the fun aud let
ting the reader or hearer see it for
Tin keys, gee.
Warren and Eaton'
e and chickens a
Hot, colli and .shower baths at the
Occident hair dressing .saloon, twenty
O P Graham, Geo. P. Wheeler City;
I) Crawford, James Harris La Centre;
J D Kerr, Ben Sabine Ivuapptou; Miss
Lillie Kanouso Bay Centre; Ilobt
Miller South Bend; E S Kearney
J M Parrish Portland; G Sold Jr,
T Smith Knappa; G W Shivery West
port; Wm Hawkins Ilwaco; Geo Wat
son Citv; 1 A Johnson Xehalcm; T
Wrays'City; J P Miller, L Ohlsen
Grays River; F B Faught Sea Side; A
F Salisbury Rainier; Frank Sweet
A lame invoice of parlor, cook .stoves
anil ranges at J. A. Montgomery's.
Catarrh euretl, health ami sweet
breath sceiireil by Slulo's Catarrh Rem
edy. Price r0 cotiK Nasal Injector free.
For sale by W. K. Dement.
Sleepless .Nights, made miserable
M.Y mat tniiuii- niiijiiuu .- villi" is
Hie remedy for on. Sold b W. 1 De
ment. SliiIo" (Vomit and Consumption
Cure is sold b Us on guarantee. It
cures consumption, Snld by V. K. Pc-
Croup, Whooping Cough and Ilron
ehitis immediately relieved by Shilo's
Cure. Sold bv W. 1 Dement.
Shilo's Vitalizcr is what you need
for Constipation. Loss of Appetite, Diz
ziness and all symptoms of Dyspepsia.
Price 10 and " cents per battle. Sold
iiv v. i Dement.
Will you suffer with PispcpMa and
aint ? Shilo's vitalizcr is
guaranteed to cure you
Sold by W. E.
For lame Hack. Side or Chest ue
Shilo's Porous Plaster. Price ." cents.
For sale by W, F- Dement.
That Hacking Cough can be o
quickly cured by Shiloh's Cure. We
guarantee il. Sold by W. K. Dement.
P. .1. Cuodman, on Chenamu.s Mreet.
has just received the latest anil most
Iwiots, shoes, etc.
of gents and ladies
'Cet your legal blanks at Tjik
AsTOiilAX office. A full line of over
two hundred stjles.
The New Testament authorized
edition revised, for twonlj-live cenlhat
Charles Sicvens and Sons Cit I took
The Orient I5aths an; far superior to
any in the city. Everything new and
neat. Chenamus street, opposite Hol
der's auction rooms. .Joe (I. Charters,
Frank Fabre. has oj-sters In every
style. Stew and pan roasts a specialty
Blanks. Promissory notes, bonds
for deed, quit claim deeds, mortgages
and warrantv deeds, at this office.
MAGNUS C. (IR08BT,
HARD? ABE, IRON, STEEL,
iron Pipe and Fittings,
PluiBta aiiS Steam Fitters
Goods and Tools,
SHEET LEAD STRIP LEAD,
SHEET IRON TIN AND COPPER,
Cannery and Fisiermens Supplies
Stoves, Tin Ware and House
JOBBING IN SHEET IRON, TIN, COP
PER. PLUMBING and STEAM FITTING
Done with neatness and dispatch.
None but tlrst rhiss workmen em ployed.
A lar asMntiwnt of
Constantly on hand
O. I.K1XKNWKHKK. A. A. COIIX.
Leinciiwcber & Cohii,
TAMERS AND CURBERS,
Manufacturers and Imiortcrsol
A LL, KINDS OF
Wholesale Dealers In
OIL AND TALLOW.
B-Hi;liet cash price paid for Hides and
w is. nsOTjsarT1-
DRUGS AND CHEMICALS,
Toilet and Fancy Articles,
PATENT MEDICINES, ETC.
EIre;enptioiis careniHv coinouiuledJat
all hours. .
t7-Ioineopatliic Tinctures and Pellets,
and Humphrey's Sppciflcsalso kept.
Stephans Varieties !
A MVKI.Y KXTEUTAIX2IEXT.
Hae a new bowling alley, the largest and
best in town. Admittance tree.
New and Choice
Desires to call the attention of the I-ulies of
Astoria to the fact that she has received
a larue asortniont of the
LATEST STYIjKK OF
Hats, Bonnets. Trimmings,
Corner Main ami Sipienionhe Streets.
.MAKIIS 'V FIKST C1ASH STOCK INTO
Harness and Saddles,
And will lit ou out in nHlersKIuanil cheap
er rates than any other man In Oregon.
A full lute of Whips, Curry Combs,
etc., on hand.
NOTICK IS HKKK1JY HIVES THAT AX
annual meeting of the stockholders of
the FLslicrniens Packing Company will bo
heal at their ofnee in Coper Astoria, on the
tSKh dav ot December, 1&S1, at 0 o'clock a. ai.
for the purpose f electing a Iloanl or Direc
tors for the ensuhu; year, and such other
business as may come before the meeting.
Bv order or the l'reslilent.
d-tu UEX.T. VOUNfl. Sec.
ItL'IMHXO. PLANT AXD SUT-
ollcs of the ltKlTlSII COLUMBIA
PACK-NO COMPANY, near New Westmin
ster. Fraser ittver. Apply to
318 Front St., S. P
-lni Or 1. 1URKKLL, on the premises.
School Tax Notice.
mO THE TAX PAYERS OF SCHOOL
JL District No. l, Clatinp comity, Oregon :
Y'oti aro hereby notified that the assessment
roll for the school tax in district No. l for the
vcar 1SSI. is completed and will be m my
)i:mH at inv ofucc at Brown &Co's dock for
the next sixty days from date hereof. Pay
vour taos m tune ami save costs.
J. G. HUSTLER,
Clerk of School District No. 1
Astoria, Oregon, Dec. 16, 1SS1.
THE BEST qUALITY, WILL BE SOLD
by the hundred, or by the box, printed or
r-lain, to suit customers, at
The Astorus oSico.
C. H. COOPER, GENERAL MERCHANDISE.
! I X L STORE I
FOR YOUR r-
C M B I S
Buy your Children and Friends something
that will be of service to them
I have received a large consignment of
Which I will sell at wholesale rates.
Buyers will save money by
purchasing of me.
C. E. COOPER,
I X L Sto7-e, near Parker House, Astoida.
TheBossGoffee and Tea Pot
i 5 "2nCrtSSSt
33. 1, M A W 33 S,
TWO DOOKS EAST OF OCCIDENT, - - ASTORIA, OREGON
FUBNITUBE 5 BEDDING
AND DEALER IN
Carpets, Oil Cloth, Wall Paper, Mirrors,
Window Shades, Lace Guriains, Picture Frames and Mouldings,
VINDOV CORNICES AND CURTAIN POLES
Complete in every branch.
THE COLUMBIA BREWERY
IS Kl'I'KKIOU TO MOST. AXD I l.M'IM.l.KH BY NONE ON THIS COAST
JOHN HAELN, . - PROPKDETOK,
OHENAIfiUS STREET, - ASTORIA, OREGON.
ec-Orders left at the OEKMANIA BEER HALL will be promptly attended to.-g
REDUCTION OF WHOLESALE PRICES.
$7 50 PER BARREL OF 30 GALLONS.
LAROE ORDERS IN LIKE PROPORTION.
Less Quantities, - - 30 Cents per Gallon
Bottled Beer, - - - SI 50 per Dozen
es-Spccial attention paid to orders from Public Houses and Familles.-Sm
Main Street, - - Astoria Orerov
BEBGMAX r- JiEJiliY
TESP:CTFULLY CALL THE ATTKN-
XL tion of the public to the fact that, tne I
aoove JiarKetTriu amaya uu-ujhum.-u.muuh
FULL VARIETY BEST QUALITY
FRESH AND CURED MEATS !
xxru:.u :n k .i -f wn5 .. Thnee
---,. w-u. u..iV.. f. w
T M A S
ir m. a n.
MAY UK HAD OF
ANo. Aueut for the oelelrted
VYA5. IS IECIiAKEl WITHOUT
, And no terns of peace until
everj man lo Astoria has a new
sui: of clothes
Look at the prices :
' Pants to order from - - -58 00
i Pants, (icuulne French Cassimere - 12 Bo-
: Suits from - -- -- -2500.
7"? " "" samples on the coast ta
Mala street, opposite PaxXer House, Astona