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TUESDAY. .DECEMBER 4, 1SS3
''Times are dull" is nt present n
common remark. They have been
duller aud doubtless will be livelier.
The enforced period of dullness usu
al ut this time of year is particularly
apparent this fall and winter by con
trast The bustle consequent upon
the rapid completion of the Northern
Pacific railroad has subsided. The
railroad is finished, and the company,
instead of disbursing are collecting;
in many instances there is consider
able reduction of the working force.
In nearly every point along the line
there are fewer men working than
there were threo months ago. In
some places work is suspended alto
gether. This fact, coupled with the
withdrawal or considerable capital
consequent upon the sudden shrink
ago in railroad securities some weeks
ago, is the chief cause of the general
tightness as regards money matters.
In Astoria the prevalent dullness is
a matter of contrast. As compared
with other points in the northwest
our city is by no means dull; as com
pared with business a short time ago
in this city, the present month shows
a decrease. Astoria occupies in many
respects a peculiar position, It is
the point of entry and departure for
all the travel between San Francisco
and the Columbia; the population is
la gely transient and the industry of
salmon nsmng, permanent m one
sense aud temporary in the other.
augments this feature. The style of
doing business is different from the
interior, and is far more satisfactory.
With us the cash system or one of
monthly settlements, prevails, aud
this is one of the best evidences of
the cify's prosperity. Long credits
are unsatisfactory, and in the end
disastrous. A little difficulty at iiines
in making prompt settlements occa
sions temporary inconvenience aud
makes it appear jib though times were
indeed a little dull, but a comparison
with Portland, Seattle, Tacoma. and
other-places results extremely favor
able to our own city.
Further comparison would show as
favorable. The price of real estate is
a goou muox 01 any citys perma
nence and prosperity. While the
number of transfers is not so large as
in the summer months, yet the prices
asked and received show no diminu
ation in value. The value of Astoria
real estate has yearly enhanced, and
as the city grows, must, of necessity,
continue. On the Sound- property is
reported to be depreciated in value,
though, perhaps, to institute com
parison there would be hardly just,
as the figures at which real estate
has beon hold in that and other sec
tions for the last twelve montlis have
been confessedly too high.
Passing from the discussion of the
presont conditions it may be said that
public action during the next twelve
months will have much to do with
sh aping the future destinv of our
city. Time was when Astoria was
looked upon too much in the light of
a temporary abiding place, a good
place to tarry for a season and make
money, but not suitable for perman
ent residence. That feeling has pass
away with the passing of the era. that
produced it. Ii has come to bo
known and understood that fow
places in the northwest possess more
attractions to the man who is desir
ous of acquiring an honest compe
tence by honest means and, in the
general acceptation of the term
"amount to something.'
Twrnrrr years ago, says the Chi
cago irnv, Henry Villard, who was a
reporter in desperate ciicumsf ances,
applied to John Swinton for employ
ment. John asked him for a speci
men of his work and Henry wrote a
report of a fire in the Bowery. Swin
ton threw it in the waste basket, gave
Yillard SI to buy his supper" and a
bed for the night and advised him to
hire himself out as a porter to one of
the commission houses iu Ann street
Some weeks ago, -when Swinton start
ed his now morning daily, Yillard was
one of the first subscribers, sending
the subscription price and a note to
"Mr. Swinton, and in the latter he sar
castically remarked that he had
always felt under obligations to Mr.
Swinton for giving him advice which
ho did not follow. Then Swinton
wrote a sarcastic editorial about Yil
lard alluding to him as the golden
spike that had once been a bare-footed
German boy. It is not known what
Yillard will now do in retaliation, but
if he is anxious to pose as a public
benefactor he will deed over to Swin
ton a quarter section of prairie land
m the northwest corner of Dakota,
whore the great American socialist
can spend his declining yars safe
from the world and the world safe
In Loudon, on the 1st, ODonnell,
on trial lor the murder of Carey, was
convicted and sentenced tobe hanged
The prisoner maintained the utmost
composure during the trial, but at
the close as the officers advanced to
lead him away he extended his hand
aloft and shouted "Three cheers for
Old Ireland! Good bye, United States!
To hell with the British crowd! It's
a plot made up by the crown!"
"SVIIY TIIE CLOCKS CHANGED.
Professor of Astronomy J. JL Eees,
of Columbia College, lectured before
the Engineering Society of the School
of Mines and invited guests recently
on the subject of the proposed new
time standards for the United States.
He said that there was a common
misapprehension in regard to clock
time and sun, or actual time. Clocks
do not keep pace with the sun, and
thero are only four times in the year
April 15th, June 14th, August 31st
and December 24lh when the sun
and the clocks agree. As an instance
of the difference, ou November 3d,
the sun is at the meridian sixteen
minutes and twenty seconds before
the New York clock indicates noon.
Local time is the keeping of accurate
mean time at any given place, mean
timo beunr reckoned from a mean or
second sun. Although the city hall
clock and the clock on the Columbia
0011626 observatory both point to
noon at the same time, there is a dif
ference of eight seconds in the actual
time of the two places. Somo years
ago the railroads in the United States
had nearly 103 different st ndards of
time, regulated by locd times.
Yarious plans were suggest
ed for a more uniform sys
tem. Professor Dowd, of Saratoga,
proposed four standards, taking
Washington as a meridian. Then it
was suggested that there should be a
single standard for the whole coun
try, but this was not found practi
cable. In Maine, for instance, by
the single standard it would "be 4
o'clock, when by the local time it
ought to be six. In 1875 Professor
Abbey suggested that the time be fix
ed for every fifteen degrees of longi
tude, beginning with the 75th meridi
an and extending to the 120th. This
gives four standards of time, dividing
the country into four belts of about
1,000 miles wide in this latitude. By
this system the lime in Maine, New
York and Savannah would be the.
same, and in each of the other merid
ians or belts there would be a simi
lar uniformity. It is this plan which
has been adopted by the railroads
and most of the cities of the country.
Life, even in Tennessee, has its
attendant discomforts and annoy
ances. A local paper plaintively
asks: ''Isn't it about time for the
authorities to sell the mule used to
draw the town hearso and buy a
horse? Twice lately he has balked
and detained processions on bitter
cold days for over an hour, and only
last week he lacked in the front of
the vehicle nn seriously damaged
the corpse. People are beginning to
get enough of this sort of thing, and
if the authorities don't take proper
action a citizens' meeting will be
An ''option' given in the time of
Daniel, probably the oldest on record
has been found in a Babylonian brick,
aud gives the buyer, Bel-ahe-iddiu,
the privilege of taking possession of
the home of Bel-rimmain at any time
within four years on payment of "11
manas 18 drachmas" of silver, and,
with prudence worthy of "Wall street,
says a Chicago paper, Bel-ahc-iddin
gets a guarantee that Bei-rimmain
will contest no legal proceedings
brought on the option.
The gradual disuse of iron rails is
shown by the fact that in the last few
montlis this country has entirely
ceased to import them from Great
Britain, and that in the eight months
ending in August there was a
decrease in their exportation from
England of 20 per cent. The steel
rail exports, however, in the same
length of time increased from 400,000
tons to 000,000 tons. This argues a
belter equipment for railroads, the
sequence of which would seem to be
fA Marion county man made a
bet with a neighbor that he
couldn't walk half a mile without
looking to the right or left, and just
as the man started on his walk set two
dogs to fighting about half-way down
the track and won his money as easily
as could be.
Conoress convened yesterday. In
the House, Carlisle, of Kentucky, who
had been nominated in a Democratic
caucus two days before, was elected
speaker. The Bepublicans gave
Keifer the compliment 6f a renomina
tion. Sojourner Truth, who died last
week in Michigan, insisted to the last
that she was 10S years old, and rather
than have her feel bad about it every
body agreed to call it 103, though the
records say 85.
It is asserted that a locomotive will
last thirty years if nothing happens
to it. A poet will last that long, it
nothing "happens to him."
In San Francisco, Dec, 1st, 18S3, of
heart disease, Miss Henrietta Banks,
oniy.aaugiuer ot .Mrs. m. sanies, oi as
toria, aged 24 years and 4 months.
Portland papers please copy.
rilUE ANNUAL MEETING OF TIIE
JL stockholders of the Fishermen's Tack
hie Company will be held at the Company's
oliicc In Upper Astoria Or., on Saturday.
Dec, 29th. for the purpose of electing a Board
of Directors for the ensuing year, and trans
act such other business as may come before
F. C. REED.
FURNISHED ROOMS TO LET.
A T MRS. GEO. KILLER'S, NEXT DOOR
ix io vesion iiotei.
MRS. A. MALCOLM'S.
To close or r winter stock i will
sell for the rextJtO days all goods at
a reduction of:JO to -K) percent against
former prices. Now is your opportunity.
Ladles, to secuie targains.
Look ut l!n; Follcxviu- i'rices.
Ladies' Tur Beaver Hats, now 52.03. for
Girls' Moscow Renveis, new 75 cents for
merly $1 25.
Bovs' Cup?, now 75; Jo Sl.'Su, foimcriySl
Misses' HimkK now 51 T-. forwf tiy $U23.
Infants Ho:h1s. now SI. formerly
Hosiery, how 50c. formtrlv Tie.
Lace Collar; ana Klcbns, now 25c to SIM,
lomieriv -rc to .
Indies' aud Chi'drtW Linen Collars, now
15 to 20c. formerly 25 io sac.
Infants' Wool rfacqnes and Boots Hi n re
duction of 4o per cent.
Wednesday, Thursday. Friday,
December 5th, 6th, 7tli, antl 8th,
The Vonder Worker of the World
In his Own Original Marvels.
rrr r.icgaiu aim v-iwuy ires- -t rr
X O ) tnts H 1 ven awav oacn X 0 U
In order to convince the imiWR Hint our
presents are the
Finest Ever Given Away
In this State.Our Gifts will lie on Exhibition
Free at the Hall,
DECEMBER .7. at 2 Z 31.
Ydmission. (including 3 Knreluiwtt. .10 c
uuiiureii. (including i envelope). - iz.
RcscrvedSeatsOncludhnM Envelopes), 7.
Reserved Seats for sale at New York Nov
Finest fitted up Billinrdaiid Sample Rooms
in me city.
Everything first-class throughout.
At the entrance to the O.R.&N. Dock,
L. S. (x. SMITH, .
Importer and wholesale dealer iu
Clzar niul Tolinrros, .Smoltcrs' Articles,
riajins rariN. Cutlery, Sta
The largest and finest stock of MEER-
&uiiai!.m. anu ami.ku uuuus in tneciiy.
Particular attention paid to orders from
Thko. RR.YCKER. Manacer.
Lucnamus Mrcet, Astoria. Oregon.
msSS R. M. LEATHERS
Has reopened his boat shop, over Aradt &
Forchcn's, foot of Lal'avctte .stret-t. and K
prepared to turn out
ALli WOKZL uaka.ti:ei).
FOR LIVERPOOL DIREGT-
The silvndld .V 1 Brillsh Iron
Will be shortly on the berth for SALMON
in lots to suit Mimncts. rorlrflelit and iu
suraik'e apply to
Messrs. RALFOUR, G CTHRIE.t Co.
Or to 1. L. CHERRY, Astoria.
ftTOTlCE is HEREBY OIVEN TO ALL
i- wiiom It may concern, that the under
signed comprise the partnership firm of "Sue
ouik L.nu4vi... uomg nusincisas import
ersand wholesale and retail dealers in Teas
Sugar. Rice, Chinese Provisions etc. at the
City of Astoria. County of Clatsop, and State
oi ureiron. anu that no other nerson or ner
sons have or own any interest whatever in
saiu nnn or tne imsmes lliereor.
WONG MING SHt'CK.
Dated at Astoria, Oregon, this .TOth Nov
ASSIGNEE OFT. BAILY.
TWOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
ii wilt apply at the next term of the Cir
cuit wan u xnc &tate oi uregon, tor the
County of Clatsop, to be discharged from
liinncr i nisi as assignee oi r. iiaiiv.
I. W. CASE.
Astoria. Ogn.. Nov. 20. 1SS3. d-4w
TN LOTS TO SUIT. FROM 5 ACRES TO
JL -io acre trsic: in S. W. comer of Chas,
Stevens' I). C. Title nerfect. For narMcn.
lars inquin; at office of N. D. Raymond, City
jiuii ; or ou uie premises oi u. u. oung.
Astoria, Nov. yd, 18SJ.
TtTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THATTIIE
a. i uuuersigneu nas ueen appointed the as
sianeeof the firm of A. M. .Johnson nml Cn
mill nil IWiKltK Imvlnrr f!iltnc n(r-nnct cqI1
firm arc notified to present the same duly
iiiuiiu luiiicauu imiLi; in jvsioria. urc
gon, within three months from this date
ucioui-r i in, lftM.
d-Gw A. W. BERRY,
Notice of Dissolution.
7VJ OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
i partnership heretofore existing between
of Lung Wing as pawnbroker in the city of
juioria. is uus uay uissoivca Dy mutual con
sent. The business will be carried on by
the new linn name of Goon Wine Co
Duck Fong will pay all the debts of Lung
GOON WING CO.
By LAM FAT.
I.AM DUCK Manager.
-ftTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
ii annual meeting of the stockholders of
the Scandinavian Packing Co, will be held at
the Company's Office, on Thursday Dec. 13,
1S33. at o o'clock A. XL, for the purpose of
electing a Roard of Directors for the ensuing
year anu uic transaction oi sucn outer uusi
ness as may come berore the meeting.
By order of the President.
Astoria, Nor. 29. 18S3.
Notice to Stockholders.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THATTIIE
annual meeting of the stockholders of
the Pacific Union Pk'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. GDLSTRAP. J. A. CARLSON.
The public are invited Ui call and examine our immense
stock of Holiday (Joods, consisting of
Albums, Scrap Cooks. Music Folios. Toilet Stands.
Dressing Cases. Fans. Picture Frames.
Oil Paintings. Chromos, Etc.
i We do not propose to inveigle the public either by
1 false representations or such pernicious clap-trap as the
? purported purchase of an Eastern Bankrupt stock at 2".
S cents on the dollar. All our dealings are legitimate and
above board. In proof of what we say and claim, we would
respectfully suggest to tin public to examine mid price the
goods in "Ollxer Stores before coming to us. and thus
satisfy themselves of the truth of our representations.
Th.Q ITswTorls STovelty Store
si Aire STKF.zrr. astouia.
MARTIN OLSEN 8c CO.
FURNITURE S? BEDDINC"1
Corner Jiuin and Miiiu'ttioaua Streets. AHtoria, Oregon.
WINDOW SHADES AKD TRIKIMIHCS; WALL PAPER' ETC
A Complete Stock.
PRICES AS CHEAP AS QUALITY WILL AFFORD.
ALT. KIXDS OF FI'KSITITESK
Drugs and Chemicals
J. E. THOIflAS,
Prescriptions carefully compounded j
Day or Night.
Salmon Net Ttoeafls
HAVE NO EQUAL.
The London Fisheries Exhibition
ILVVE AWARDED THE
The Barioir Brothers Company
FLAX NET THREADS.
The new Steamer
rLm IB. FIEIjD.
N.P. JOIIANSEN, - - - Master.
Will leave for TILIAMOOK, on
FOR SAILING DATES AND PARTICU
lars apply to J. G. HUSTLER, Main
street Whart, Astoria : ALLEN Jfc LEWIS,
Portland ; J. L. STORY Tillamook.
DAIRY FARM FOR SALE.
954 ACRES ON CLATSOP PLAINS
KNOWN AS THE P. GEARILVRT FARM
together with thirty cows, seventeen
head of youns cattle, one horse, one wagon
and other farming implements.
This is a rare chance lor anvone to secure
a good dairy or stock farm.
For particulars Inquire of
d-wtf J. W. GEARILVRT
Astoria Passenger Line
WILL AFTER THIS DATE HAVE ITS
i t headquarters at Its Stables next to 15.
D. Franklin's, two doors below The Asto-uias-office.
First-class Livery service. Carts
with horse furnished, for one dollar per
hour. Carriages on application
The Astoria Passenger Line Hacks will
leave for Upper Astoria from the stables.
Horses taken to board.
FIVE HUNDRED CORDS DRY HEM
lock Wood, which I will deliver at the
houses of customers for S4 a cord.
Draying or all kinds done at reasonable
rates. R. R. MARION.
R325AIRK1 AVI VAlI.tIS2IE
A. JI. JOHNSON.
Astoria Sail Loft
SAILS, ' TENTS, AWNINGS,
And everj'thlnjr else pertaining to our
Lowes tPrice and Best "Work
For your jroney,
At the Old Stand.
Leave your orders and ?et your work
done at once.
J. II ESS 4 CO.
Harflware ani- SMp Clianfllerj
A. VAN DUSEN & CO..
I Hardvare and Ship Chandlery,
Pure Oil, Bright Varnish,
Binnacle Oil, Cotton Canvas,
Hemp Sail Twine.
Cotton Sail Twine,
Wrought Iron Spikes,
Galvanized Cut Nails.
Paints and Oils, Groceries, etc.
X. W. CASE,
ASTORIA, - - OREGON
FROil 9 O'CLOCK A. II. UNTIL 3
O'CLOCK P. M.
One Intial Iw Co.
J. F. Hougittox
Chas. R. Storv.....
Geo. L. Storv .
-Agent for 0""gon
Capital paid tip in U. S goldj
coin . S S00 000 IX)
I. W. CASE, Agent,
Chenamus street. Astoria, Oregon.
LIVERPOOL AND LOON AND
NORTH BRITISH AND MERCAN
TILE OF LONDON AND
OLD CONNECTICUT OF HART
COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Representing a capital of 867,000,000.
A. VAN DUSEN. Agent.
TEU apply to the Captain. tr to E. P. Parker,
IIAVE JUST RECEIVED A IADOIOTII STOCK OF BOOKS.
The oung and old. tich ami
Agents for the Kranich & Bach
Western Cottage Organs.
Orders for all kinds of Music or Instruments will be promptly filled.
12. F. STEVEISS tfc CO.,
City Book Store.
Ladies desirous of procuring Goods
iinequaled in Style and Pinisn. will
take pleasure in examining our
S, SATINS and BEESS GOODS.
GENTS' FUSNISHSffG DEPARTMENT,
Everything is Complete
and of the hest.
A FULL STOCK
Two doors cast of Occident Hotel.
(SPCCESSOIi 70 .TACKINS fi: MONTGOMERY.)
PLUMBING, GAS FITTING, AND CANNERY WORK
Attended to Promptly on Reasonable Terms.
CIir..AHC STREET, Xext to C Ii. Parker's Store.
FURNITURE S5 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.
GERMAN1A EEER HALL
BOTTLE REER DEPOT.
CuiCTAircB Stseet. Astohu.
The Best of Imager 5 Cts. a Glass
Orders for tho
Left at this place will be promptly attend
No cheap Sao Francisco Beer sold at
Eugenj D. Brack, Master.
o r TOWING, FUKIGHT orCIIAK-
11. U. PAKIilill.
wor can all b& accommodated.
and Mandsfeldt 2c Notni Pianos and
RANGE CAN BE HAD IN AS
TORIA ONLY OF
CALL AND EXAMINE IT, YOU
WILL BE PLEASED.
E. R. HA WES Is also agent for the
And other first-class stoves.
Furnace "Worlr, Steam Pit
tinKs. otc, a. spociolty-
ALWAYS OK HAND.
D KALE It Xy
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
A General Assortment of
. Agents for
Magee Stoves and Eanges
The Rest in tho market.
Piumbing goods of all kinds on hand. Job
work done In a workmanlike manner.
The best of California and Foreign
Wines and Liquors
Kept Constantly on Hand
Domestic ami Jb'orelsn Cigars of
the best Krands.
NATiONAL BREWERY BEER.
On Concomly between Benton and Lafa
lm GEORGE GORLTER.