he gailg gistotiau. ASTORIA, OREGON: Sl'XIUY I)KCKMliniJ 2, 18S3 AVILh UK 1NTKOD1TKD. Congress moots to-morrow. Repre sentative Bosecraus will introduce the following bill in the house this weak: A bill to provide for the disposition of public lands withdrawn from entry and sale under autlioritv of law and to determine claims respecting them. Jit it enacted, etc. Section 1. Re ceivers from public lands shall exempt from the operation of the general land laws, titles to lands made to satisfy any grant to any person, corppration or state upon the fulfillment of cer tain specified conditions within a fixed, time, which filial! not have been earned by compliance with suck con ditions within a specified time, and such lands sh'all, ijso facto, revert to the public domain' and be subject to the general laws as if it never re served. Sec. 2. In every cafe of lapse of specified time, the secretary-of the in tcrior shall promptly give public notice thereof, and that such revert ing lands are subject to the general land laws, pursuant to the provisions of this act. Sec I). All claims to any such, re verting lands by any such grantee or assigns must be assorted in a court of compel out jurisdiction, and in every suit for this purpose, any pre-emptor, a homesteader or other partv inter ested, shall have a right to be heard, and the United States shall be made a party defendant, whose interests ami authority the attorney-general t-htttt thereupon have defended until the final adjudication of the case. See. L This act shall apply to all such reserves existing on and after its passage. At the time of the Topeka railroad managers" convention it was reported that in consideration of the Northern Pacific Company's withdrawal from California competition the Central and Southern Pacific companies were to pay their northern rival a yearly bonus of $300,00;). The exact text of the agreement on thai point says that iu consideration of the Northern Pa cific withdrawing from California business the Northern Pacific and the Oregon Railway and Navigation Com imuy shall be paid by the other lines parties to the agreement in propor tion as the earnings from .business subject to this agreement are shared by oach, 0 per cent of the gross earn ings on business between or passing through eastern points and San lraneisoo. "WiiiD "Wbsteun Lingo" is what one of the Eastern papers calls most of the common errors in newspaper English. But it is in an Eastern jonnialthe American Angler) that we find this language used by a cor respondent in description of a con test with three t rout on the same line. "Wymau turned over the nei and there lay the handsome fellows (van quished by the skill of man), their crimson gills palpitating in the ago nies oL a fatal death.' It would be interesting' to hear from the critic of "Wild "Western Lingo' to what order of "lingo" a "fatal death" belongs? Are there certain kinds- of death at the East that are not fatal or only partially fatal? Thr New York Tribune quotes Eu gtme Hale's old schoolmaster, down in iSraine, :is saying that some of the farmers' boys who wore better clothes than Eugene, used to laugh at him. Some of those same boys are now oking out an existence on fifty acres of clay and sw:imp land, while Eu gene Hale is a United States Senator drawing 5,000 a year salary, and the husband of a lady whose estate will soon be valued at a million and a half of money. The mora of which would appear to be that if boys want to grow up and make their fortune by -marrying rich wives, .ithoy should wear poor clothes and get the other lyys to laugh at them. Tun question as to the origin of the cyclone has assummed a practical phase in Missouri, one of whose citi zens litis sued a fire insurance com paitlo recover damages on the de struction of his house, for the reason that cyclones are produced by elec tricity and not by wind; that electric ity, is the same as lightning, and his policy insured his house against destruction by lightning. The Utah and "Wyoming are hold ing out the hope upon which Astoria is building for a future boom. Port land Commercial. "We shall have to ask our genial friend T. C. for further explanation of the above. Astoria builds for no booms, but what is the hope that "the Utah and "Wyoming'are holding out?" Gbk. BoTTiEE-has run for governor of Massachusetts three times, and been elected once. He is therefore anxious to bo the eternal candidate of the Democracy. He has not been regarded -heretofore as being blue blooded, but in this one respect he shows a strong trait of the Adams family. The close of 'the Louisville exposi tion completes another bridge across "the bloodv ;cliasm." The wound is healing, but the "poor down-trodden wlutesmust not use. the shot-gun to make Democratic votes. The Troy Times corrects the popu lar version of a story about Republi can Congressman-elect Tom Ochil tree, of Texas, to effect that "when a Kentuckian once boasted that there were but three really great liars in the United States, and ho himself was one of the threej the undaunted Tom modestly replied: 'Tm the other two." The Timet? version is as follows: George Alfred Townsend made Ochiltree the butt of ridicule in one of his "Gath" letters, and spoke of him as "the greatest liar in America." Did you see my husband's reference to you in his letter to the Cincinnati Commercial asked ITrs. Town send of Tom. "Yes, madame, I did," said the Congressman-elect. "There was only one mistake in it," he add ed. "There are three great liars in America. I am one of them; you husband is the other two." Reecheb, in his Plymouth church Thanksgiving sermon eulogized this northwest coast. He said: "Of all I saw in the "West and Northwest, com mend me to "Washington and' Oregon. I think no two other statei are des tined to such a future. These stales are going to "be the greatest in the Union." Yice Pbesidekt Oakes tells an Oregonian reporter that no railroad work in the vicinity of Portland is to be stopped; that the policy of re trenchment will be restricted to oper ating expenses, and that the company will simultaneously finish the "Wil lamette bridge and the Union depot "WAsniKGTOK Territory legislators complain that they didn't "make" anything at the recent session; that the expenses ate up the receipts. But they forget the glory that attaches to the position, and forever after sur rounds as with a halo, he who can write "Hon." after his name. Moxcure D. Coxway reports that Prank Damon is working wonders of civilization in the Sandwich Islands by effecting marital unions between the natives and Chinamen. May be a Jhinaman can stand it, but a man cater for a mother-in-low is an awful predictment There is talk of sending the Prince of Wales over into Ireland to make peace. This must be some or tne Lome's work. He wants to see if the Irish kill "Wales before he decides whether he had better go over there or not "When Martin Luther was a school boy he was flogged fifteen separate and distinct times one forenoon. If any one had such a boy as that to-day he would scarcely expect that the urchin was born for a reformer. The New Orleans Times observes that the "Escaped Nun" business is played out as a sensation for the lec ture platform. Such characters aro always frauds and less interesting than escaped lunatics. Editor Storey, of the Chicago Times, has laid off for five years to build a 31,500.000 residence. This shows the' young men of the country what business "there's millions in,1 and lots of leisure. Senator Slater has been inter viewed by an eastern Oregon paper and has expressed great interest in the work of opening the Columbia river to navigation. This is, indeed cheering. Tiie United States weather bureau has been crippled by diminished ap propriations. We shall be obliged to tako just such weather as comes along until congress makes another appro priation. A New Jersey judge has decided that it is not a threat to tell a man that you will walk around on his col lar-bone. It is merely a preamble to a roll in the mud and no one hurt. A disgusted astronomer has cal culated in cold blood that three bit lion meteors strike this earth every year. He. must have been taking headers from a bicycle. Gek. Shermax doesn't want to be the next president, and no one wants him to be, and we can't see where there is any chance for argument about it. NEW TO-DAY OGCIDEHTAL Mi Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, December 5th, 6th, 7th, and 8th, ZAMLOCH The Wonder Worker of the World In bis Own Original Marvels. 150 Elegant and Costly Pres ents given away each Performance 150 In order to convince the public thaour preseuts are the Finest Ever Given Away In this State.Our Gifts win be on Exhibition Free at the Hall, DECEHKER 5, at P. M. Admission, ttscladlni? 3 Envelopes). 56 Children, (including l Envelope), - EeseTvedSeats(IncfiidInB 4 Envelopes), 7 Reserved Seats for sale at Xew York Nov elty Store. NEW TO-DAY. All Black and- Crowing Blacker! COLORED JUBILEE SINGERS. Come at Jua&t! PLANTATION MELODIES 20 20 20 0 STARS STAIIS 20 20 20 I 20 The Favorite Prima Donna, Miss Maggie Webb And a host of other OLD FAVORITES. OCCIDENTAL HALL. This Haaday Evening Dec. sitl. Usual Prices. Reserved seats at the New York Novelty Store. A fine performance to-morrow evening. WONG SAM GEE. HONO FAXG. STJN SING CO. HAVE OPENED A CHINESE STORE ON Chenamtu street opposite the Astoria Bakery, where they will keep on hand Test, Sitsar, Rice, Chinese 1'rovlslons, And FRUITS and VEGETABLES. Astoria, December 1st, 1&S3. ' JORDAN&BOZORTH Holiday Goofls Just Received, coMrrsisiyn : Rogers Bros.' Platedware, Bisque Figures, Fine Majolica, Japanese Goods, Willow and Rattan Goods, Green River Cutlery. DECORATED China Dinner ait Tea Sets, And a Full Line of Crockery Glassware. ALSO First-class COAL OIL a Specialty. JORDAN & BQZORTH, Cor. Chenamus and Genevieve Sts Astoria, Xov. 22nd, 1S3. BOAT BUILDING, R. M. LEATHERS Has reonened his boat shon. over Amdt & Ferchen's, foot of LaFayette street, and is prepared 10 nun out FIRST-CLASS BOATS. ALL AVOn It GUARANTEED FOR LIVERPOOL DIRECT- The splendid A 1 British Iron snip, KILL 0 CHAN Will be shortly on the berth for SALMON in low to sun snippers. i-orireiRiit anu ui surance apply to Messrs. BALFOUR,, G UTHRIE Jt Co. Portland. Or to P. L. CHERRY, Astoria. NOTICE. VTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN TO ALL J-i whom It mav concern, that the under signed comprise the partnership firm of Sue aing Lung&uo.. doing Dusinessas import ers and wholesale and retail dealers inTeas Sugar. Kice, Chinese Provisions etc. at the City of Astoria. County of Clatsop, and State of Orecon. and that no other nerson or ner- sons nave or own any interest wnaiever in sata hnn or the business thereof. "WONG "WAH, WONG MING I SHUCK. Dated at Astoria. Orecon. this 30th Nov 18S3. d-3t ASSIGNEE OF T. BAILY. "ftTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT 11 will annly at the next term of the Cir cult Court of the State of Oregou. for the County of Clatsop, to be discharged from innner xrusi as assignee oi i. uaiiy. I. W. CASE, Avslgnee, Astoria, Ogn., Nov. 26. 1S3. d-4w FOR SALE. TN LOTS TO 'SUIT. FROM 5 ACRES TO A 40 acre tract in S. w. corner of Chas, Stevess'D. C. Title perfect. For narticu lars Inquire at office of N. D. Raymond, City iiau ; or on me premises oi u. u. loung. Astoria, Nov. 3d, JSO. Notice. TWTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THATTHE jj undersftrned has been appointed the as slcnee of the firm of A. M. Johnson and Co. ana ail persons-having claims against said firm are notified to present the same duly verified to me at my office In Astoria. Ore gon, within three months from this date, uciooer i tHHiKM. d-Ow A. "W. BERRY, Notice of Dissolution. Vt OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE .Ll partnership heretofore existing between Duck Four under the. firm name 'and si vie of Lung Wing as pawnbroker in the city of Astoria, is this day dissolved bv mutual con sent. The business will be carried on by the new firm name of Goon Wine Co. Duck Fong will pay all the debts of Lung wing uo. GOON WTNG CO. By LAM FAT. LAM DUCK Manager. STOCKHOLDERS' MEETING NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE annual meetlne of the stockholders of the Scandinavian PackingCo. trill be held at tne company's omce. on Thursday Dec. 13 1883. at 9 o'clock A. M.. for the nurnaseal electing a Board of Directors for the ensuing year ana me transaction oi sucu outer dusi ness as may come before the meeting. By order of the President. H. PLATH, Secretary. Astoria, Nor. 29. 1833. Notice to Stockholders. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THATTHE annual meeting of the stockholders of the Pacific Union Fk'g Co. will be held on Saturday Dec 22 18S3. at their office In As toria for the purpose of electing a board of Directors and the transaction of such other business as may come before the meeting. J. R, GILSTRAP, J. A. CARLSON, Secy, Pres' Astoria Not. 23, 1863, . FURNISHED ROOMS TO LET. AT KRS. GEO. HELLER'S; NEXT DOOR to Wescop. Hotel. CHRISTMAS CARDS. HAVE ONE PRICE The public are invited to call and examine our immense stock of Holiday Goods, consisting of Albums. Scrap Books. Music Folios. Toilet Stands. Dressing Cases. Fans. Picture Frames. Oil Paintings. Chromos, Etc. ft o m r-4 o o o Wc do not propose, to inveigle the public either by false representations or sucii pernicious clap-trap as the purported purchase' or an Eastern Bankrupt stock at 2.1 cents on. the dollar. AM our dealings are legitimate and above board. In proof of what we say ami claim, wc would respectfully suggest to the-public to examine and price the goods in "Other Stores" before coining to us. and thus satisfy themselves of the truth of our representations. Th.e ITew Torls .12 At IV STX'fiCKKi'. ANI'OiSIA. j BIRTHDAY CARDS. M. OI.SEN. J. OUSTAFSOX. MARTIN OLSEN &, CO. DEALERS IX FURNITURE Corner Main linrt Siiticinoqna WINDOW SHADES AND TRIMMINGS; WALL PAPER1 ETC A Complete Stuck. PRICES AS CHEAP AS QUALITY WILL AFFORD. ,1X1. KINDS OF FIRXITHIE PERUVIAN BITTERS !, Wilmerding & Co., San Francisco. Loeb & Co., Agents, Astoria. G. A. STINSON & CO.. BLACKSMITHING. At Capt. Rogers old stand, comer or Casa i and Court Streets. Sliip and Cannery work, norseahoeliie. Wagons made and repaired. Good work guaranteed. Foster's Exeliaie. GRAND OEENIWG THIS WEEK! Finest fitted up BilHanlJand Sample Rooms In the City. Everything first-class throughout. At the entrance to the O. It. & N. Dock. L. K G. SMITH, Importer and wholesale dealer In Cigars anil Tobaccos, Smokers' Articles, Plajlns Cards, Cutlery. Sta tionery, Etc The largest and finest stock oi MEEIi SCHAUiTand AMBER GOODS In the city. Particular attention paid to orders from the country, Theo.BRACKER, Manager. Chenamus Street, Astoria. Oregon. Cleaning Repairing. NEAT, dlEAP AND QUICK. BY GEORGE IiOVETT Main Street, opposite X. Loeb's. Steamer TOM MORRIS. r EST Jj THIS XEff and Favorite Boat IS NOW READY FOR BUSINESS AND can be chartered for excursions, special parties, etc, at reasonable rates. A general steamboating business transacted. V. BOELLING, Master. - FOR TILLAMOOK. CWeather permitting.) The new Steamer m N.P. JOHANSEN, - - - Master. Will leave for TILLAMOOK, on FOR SAILING DATES AND PATiTICU lars apply to J. G. HUSTLER, Main street Whart, Astoria ; ALLEN & LEWIS, Portland; J. L. STORY Tillamook. JJTEW YEAR CARDS. 1 ! ONLY ! Q P .8 o o c3 o 11 o 35Torelty Store WEDDING CARDS. A..I0IIXSO3. ? BEDDING. Streets. AHtoria. Oregon. REPAIRED ARI TAICMSHKD ; J. HESS. A. M. JOHNSOX. Astoria Sail Loft. aiAXURACTUKEKS OF SAILS, TENTS, AWNINGS, TARPAULINS, And everything else pertaining to our liiisir.ess. Lowes tPrice and Best "Work For your Money. At the Old Stand Leave your orders and get yonr work oone at once. .MIKSS&CO. Oreiron. Astoria, Hariware and Slip ClanJlerj A. VAN DUSEtl & CO.- DKAI.EK3 IK Hardware and Ship Chandlery Pure Oil, Bright Varnish, Binnacle Oil. Cotton Canvas, Hemp Sail Twine, Cotton Sail Twine, Lard Oil, Wrought Iron Spikes, Galvanized Cut Nails. Agricultural Implements Sciriug niticltiues, Paints and Oils, Groceries, etc BANKING ANDJNSURANCL x. w. case:. BROKER, BANKER AND INSURANCE AGENT ASTORIA, - OREGON OFFICE nOUKS: FROM 9 O'CLOCK A. M UNTIL O'CLOCK P. M. Hone MnMl Insnrance Co. OF CALIFORNIA, J. F. HoucnToy Chas. R. Story.... Geo. L. Storv President ... ... Secretary .Ageut for 0gon Capital paid up in U. S. goldl coin S 300 000 I. W. CASE, Agent, Chenamus street. Astoria, Oregon 67,000,000 CAPITAL. LIVERPOOL AND LOON AND NORTH BRITISH AND AlERCAN TILE OF LONDON AND EDINBURGH. OLD CONNECTICUT OF HART FORD, AND COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES YORK RE ! Rerrwentlnsa capital of S7,000,0OO. A. VAN DUSN. Agent. FRMK L, Fresh Fruits FANCY GROCERIES. " - S'--- TER apply to the Captain, or to E.P. Parker, B. F. STEVENS- & Co. CITY BOOK SH?CXESE3. HAVE JUST RECEIVED A 3IA3I3IOTH STOCK OF BOOKS. The young and old, rieli and Agents for the Kranich & Bach Western Cottage Organs. Orders for all kinds of Music or Instruments will be promptly filled. 12. F. STEVENS & CO., City Book Store. Fine Goods - Reduced Prices Ladies desirous of procuring Goods unequaled in Style and Finish will take pleasure in examining our Stock of S, SATINS and DRESS GOODS. IN THE ' FURNISHING DEPARTMENT, Everything is Complete and of the best. THE NEW MODEL , A FZJLIi STOCK ALWAYS ON HAND. 33- IO.. SCA W JbJJS, Two doors east of Occident Hotel. Jofm JL. Montgomery, (SUCCESSOR TO JACK INS & MONTGOMERY.) PLUMBING, GAS FITTING, AND CANNERY WORK Attended to Promptly on Reasonable Terms. CIXEAAJICS STREEr, Scxt to C. Ju Parker's Store. ASTORIA, - - - GSEQOir CHAS. HEILBORN, MANUFACTURER OF FURNITURE 25 BEDDING- AND DEALER IN Carpets, Oil Cloth, Wall Paper, Mirrors,. Window Shades, Lace Curtains, Picture Frames and Mouldings. "WINDOW CORNICES AND CURTAIN POLES Complete In every branch. GERJIANLA BEER HALL AND BOTTLE, BEER DEPOT. CfiKSAUCS Stkekt. Astoku. The Best- of Lager 5 Cls. a Glass Orders for the ia Brewery Left at this place will be promptly attend ed to. -No cheap San Francisco Beer sold at this place TV JT. BOCK, Proprietor. PARKER. Vegetables STEAMER CLARA PARKER Eugem D. Brock, Master. r TOWING, FREIGHT or CHAR Agent. 11. MS. l'AUHi(. poor can all be accommodated. and Mandsfeldt & Notni Pianos and T O RE! T RANGE CAN BE HAD IN AS TORIA ONLY OF E. E. BAWE8, AGENT CALL AND EXAMINE IT, YOD WILL BE PLEASED. E. R. UAWES Is also agent for the Ml jatent CooMdj Stove And other first-class stoves. Furnace Work, Steam Fit tings, etc.. a specialty ASTORIA. OREGON . DEALER iy Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware?- A Geueral Assortment of HOUSEHOLD GOODS. Agents for Magee Stoves and Eanges The Best In the market, l'nnnbing goods of all kinds on hand. Job work done In a workmanlike manner. iifornia Exchan The best of California and Foreign Wines and Liquors Kept Constantly on Hand Domestic and Jb'orelRn Clarars of the best Brands. NATIONAL BREWERY BEER. On Concomly between Benton and Lafa yette streets. lm GEORGE GORLEBR.