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VOL. XX, NO. 71.
ASTORIA, OREGOX, TUESDAY, DECEMBER :5, 18S3.
PRICE, FIVE CENTS.
EASILY ACCOUNTED FOR.
The red sunsets have Bet the curi
ous "world aflame to conjecture the
cause of the strange phenomenon,
and, curioubly enough, while it is
found to follow the earth in its re
volving round, and has been observed
in the cast, in Europe, India and
Australia, each locality has its Sir
Oracle to explain the causes that have
produced the after-sunset glow; and
curiously, too, nearly all have found
some local cause to account for the
strange effect A local quidnunc is
said to have accredited it to the smoke
of burning forests. Just where these
forest fires are burning is not stated.
Some one has accounted for them
by reason of the atmosphere being
filled with meteoric dust We do not
quite know all about meteoric dust,
nor where the meteors have been rub
bing against each other; nor have we
seen any special meteors kicking up
a dust anywhere in the heavens; nor
do we recall the fact that in the year
of the great meteoric display there
was any particular dust raised. Some
scientist has suggested that the dis
play is caused by a reflection of the
sun upon Yenus. The sun and Venus,
so far as we know, have been upon
friendly terms for long ages; they
have traveled the universe together,
and we do not believe that the sun,
although we know he has spots on
his character, has never reflected
upon Venus. We are quite sure he
would not do such a thing, and we
arc quito sure that her spotless repu
tation would not permit any reflec
tion upon the part of any of the lum
inaries to put her to blush. "We have
no evidence that the world is on fire
anywhere. We should be very much
ashamed if we were compelled to say
that we did not know the cause of
this very splendid display of pyro
technics. We do know. The editor
lenows everything. The red glow now
observable upon our western sky as the
suu sets below the horizon arises from
the reflection of the sun's rays upon
an impalpaple dust now involving the
world in its embrace. The universal
heavens arc filled with this dust, in
visible, and not in itself luminous.
This dust we name as "cosmic dust,"
which is in process of formation into
a new sphere. The particles of a new
world now flying in space are in pro
cess of being gathered together, con
centrated as it were, by the great
creative force of attraction, and will
in process of time become a new
world. The meteors now gliding with
Keeming eccentric movement, the
comets with their luminous tails, arc
all part of the same- general move
ment All these forces will come
together; meteorlites, forming tho
nucleus of a new sphere, will soon
gather around them all this impalpa
ble matter, this cosmic dust and into
space will leap a new world. When
this thing does not happen, the false
ness of our hypothesis will be demon
strated. We are happy in the thought
that before that time it will not be.
In the meantime, we complacently!
assume our place among the wise
savants who are endeavoring to guess i
this conundrum. Aryonaut. i
'Christmas!" How many tender
and loving associations cling to that
word. As the spring by the wayside
may be o'ergrown and embowered in
fragrant flowers and evergreen ferns,
so may the memory of Christmas be
wreathed in precious recollections.
The path of life may be through green
fields and beautiful meadows, sym
bolic of prosperity and happiness;
yet this will be a spot of superlative
freshness. And the way may be hard
and rocky, the journey toilsome, full
of trouble; yet by the sido of our
spring is a goodly resting-place. The
memory looks back to happy days, to
easier journeys, and refreshed by
even a brief respite, goes on to new
duties rejuvenated. And still the
path may be through desert wastes,
where the work of tho day brings
nothing of cheer, with naught be
yond or aback but dreary nothing
lies until, bphold! wo come upon the
spring, creating a perfect oasis in the
midst of the sterility. The oasis pre
figures the recollections of Christmas
to tho dreary mortal. Let him dwell
in it for a time, let him drink of the
waters of better memories, and per
chance take a new lease of manhood
for his onward journey through life.
Viewed in such lights, what a boon
to humanity is Christmas. From the
infant just lisping the name of the
patron saint Santa Claus to the
venerable man. the Christmas time is
one filled with good-will, peace,
Capture of Sontny.
Paris. Dec 21. Admiral Peyrou,
minister of marine, has received the
following from Sontay, dated the 17th:
Sontay is ours; the outer works
were carried by assault at 6 o'clock
on Sunday evening. The attack be
gan at 11 o'clock in the morning. The
assault was made at 5 o'clock in the
evening, with a bravery above all
praise, by the foreign legion, together
with the marine infantry and sailors
of the flotilla, who assisted in the
lwmbardment The citadel was evac
uated during the night, and occupied
on the morning of tho 17th without
fighting. We do not know whither
tue jbiuck flags, rebel Anamites and
Chinese have fled. It is impossible
to learn their losses. . Wo lost about
15 killed, including 1 officer; CO
wounded, including 5 officers.'
Thirty-Eiht Lives Lost.
Loxdok, Dec 2 L Survivors of the
steamship St. Augustine, which was
burned on Sunday in the Bay of Bis
cay, state that 38 men were on board,
when four boats pulled ofE It is
feared that all are lost, as when the
steamer was last seen a heavy sea was
running, and the vessel was all on
fire and there were no other boats.
The talent of turning men into
ridicule, and exposing to laughter i
those one converses with, is the quali-;
ous tempers. A y6ung man with this I
cast of mind cuts himself off from all
manner of jmpovement.
Tin -War in Tonquiu.
A cable special from London says:
The success of the rencli troops at
Sontay leaves unaltered the position
i. t.-i ir
ol negotiations oetween .uurquis
Tseng, Chinese embassador, and
Ferry, French Foreign minister.
Afarguis Tseng is awaiting a response
to his communication sent to Peking,
on the Sontay incident, but he freely
expressed an opinion that the news of
the capture of that place would not
lead to a declaration of war between
China and France, nor even to a nip
ture of the diplomatic relations. The
government at remng, ne points out,
has always maintained a clear dis
tinction between the capture of Son
tay aud an attack on Bacninli.
Dispatches received from Hong Kong
discredits the reports that Chinese
regular troops were at Sontay. The
forces engaged in the defense of that
place comprised IJOUO lilack l'lags
and 9000 Annamites. These were un
der command of Hoang Veiam, an
Aunamite! The fire from the French
gunboats easily reached the inner de
fense of the citadel, and shells set
fire to a pagoda and a storehouse in
side the citadel, driving out the garri
son. After the capture of the en
cinte the defense ceased. The con
flagration caused by the French shells
left the interior of the citadel a mere
The next movement to be made by
Admiral Courbet will be against
Hoang Ho, where the forces which de
fended Sontay are assembling.
The Austrian government has sent
two war vessels to join the English,
American and German squadrons for
the protection of European interests
in China. Admiral Dowell, com
mander of the British squadron, will
make Canton the central station of
the international squadron. The com
bined squadrons present the most
powerful naval force ever seen in
A special from London says: The
most notable fact in tho general esti
mation here of tho capture ot Sontay
is that it took 4000 out ot the entire
7000 French men, two days fighting,
a loss of 233 men, and the enormous
proportion of thirteen officers killed
or wounded, to storm even the out
works. A resistance so determined is
held, in spite of official denials, to
provo the presence of Chinese regu
lars, and the probability of a pro
longed and perilous campaign.
Whether this conflict reprasents a
panso or starting point in Franco
Chinese hostilities is still undeter
mined. While Marquis Tseng last
Monday declared an attack on Son
tay meant war he was seen on
Wednesday evening in friendly con
versation with Ferry. The smell of
gunpowder, meantime, has united
France behind the ministry. Bishop
1 rehpel, the fierce ultramontane op
ponent of Ferry and all tilings Ke
publican, burst up in a jingo speech,
while in the senate De Freycinct,
Jules Simon and Victor Hugo sup
ported Ferry, and 3,000 officers and
30,000 soldiers have alroady volun
teered for Tonquin.
Holiday Goods !
CS-Oic3. AND Sl-7-03L
CompriKlnzr Every Variety
of Fine Presents
C UARANTEHD GENUINE.
A Fine Assortment of
WATCHES CLOCKS, JEWELRY..
AXI orTic.ii, GOODS.
Agent for the
CHICAGO CLOCK COMPANY.
r9"Speclal attention given to repairing
AVatches. Satisfaction guaranteed in all
In Hume's new huilding.uicxt to Wheejer
Scarf Pins, Chains, Watches,
Of every description.
The finest stock of Jewelry In Astoria.
JsyAU goods wjirrantedasreprcsented
GUSTAV HANSEN, JEWELER.
Figures low Lie !
OF THE CHOP HOUSE
Can prove by his books that lie is doing the
mggest imsiness ot any
In the city, and he will guarantee to give
i ne nst meal lor casn.
Mrs T.W. Eaton. Miss .Florence Cnnmlian.
EATON & CARNAHAN,
I Cass Street, next door to Odd Fellows
THE GREAT GERMAN
lUlicrei ted certs
Zcrtzzs, Cats, Ercisa,
Xnl all Mbtr todil iztct
nm CHt3 1 20TTLL
SoUfcj all Xrortlt al
Dealer. Dlrtcuoti la 11
Cio Ciirlti A.V:c!c: C:.
(Soaeentti U A. Vetlo i CO
IlilUaor, Hi, C.S.1.
A. V. Allen,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer iu
Glass and Piated Ware,
TUOI'ICAL AM) DOMESTIC
FRUITS AND VEGETABLES.
Wines, Liquorsjobscco, Cigars
Thoucb fhaken in every joint and fiber with
lever and apuo. or bilious remittent, tho sys
tem mnv yet bo freed from tho mnlienant vi
rus with Hostetter'rf Stomach Kilters. Pro
tect tho system ngain't it with this bencfiennt
anti spasmodic, which is furthermore n su
preme remedy for liver complaint, constipa
tion, dyspepsia, debility, rheumatism, kidney
troubles and other ailments.
For salo by all Drunnsts and Dealers
S. ARNDT & FEIICKEN,
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
Promptly attended to.
A specialty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
The Portland and Astoria
Is prepared to contract with masters and
consignees of vessels for the
Loading and Unloading of Vessels
AT EITHER PORT.
Promptness and satisfaction guaranteed
in all cases.
CHAS. A. MAY
New Store, New Stock
Toys, Fancy Goods,
Tobacco and Cigars.
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC
A FINE ASSORTMENT.
Squemoqua street, ti ext door to the Era pire
Mrs. R. QUINN,
GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS,
Crockery nntl ;iasswarc,
NEW GOODS CONSTANTLY RECEIVED.
Northwest corner Sqnemoqua and Main
Great Knock Down !
GIFT SALE I !
Immense Success !
Remember this is no lottery,
nor have I nny favorites
to draw the prizes, every
thing is fair and square.
On New Year's Eve
I will put up for rafllc three prizes.
I 'Suit of Clothing, $25.
I Overcoat, Worth $20.
i Hat, Worth $5.00.
To any person purchasing at my .store
2 WORTH OF GOODS !
OR MORE FOR CASH !
I will give a number for said mfl'.e. I offer
my goods at the lowest market prices,
marked in plij Qnrcs
I do this to n.duii my enormous fall and
winter stork of clothing and runiLshhigi;"ols
M. 33. KANT,
The Boss Merchant T.iIIor and Clothier !
The Gem Saloon,.
The Popular Resort for Astoriar.s.
Finest of Wines and Liquors
Co to the OEM SALOON.
ALEX. CAMPBELL. - PHOPKIKTOK.
ASTORIA 'IRON WORKS.
IlKNTOX STttKKT, NKAK l'AKKKK HOUSK,
ASTOUIA. - OKECON.
GENERAL MACHINISTS AND
LAND an! MARI8E EHGINES
BoilerWork, Steamboat Work
and Cannery .Work a spe
cialty. Ofal! IeseriptiODH made to Order
at Short Xotlcr.
A. D. AVass, President.
.1. G. Hustlf.k, Secretary.
I. V. Cask, Treasurer.
C. H. BAIN & CO.
Doors. Windows, Blinds. Transoms
Turning, Bracket Work.
SIlOp W 02?l3L
A specialty, and all work piaranteed.
Oak. Ash, Bay, and Walnut lumber ; Ore
gon aud Port Orford Cedar.
All kinds ol boat material on hand.
C II.ISA1X & CO.
THE, OATEST STYLES.'
NBXT DOOR TO ASTO llf AN OFFICE.
A very large Stock from which to select.
AVIndow curtains made to order.
BMy patent Trimmer to cut Wall l'ajier
will be tound eonvenlant to my patfoni.
HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS.
II, B. PARKKR. Prop..
ASTORIA. - - - OREGON.
E. r. PARKER. - Manager and Agent.
AI.CKOSBY. - - Day Clerk
Phil. BOWERS, - - Night Clerk.
.Tai DUFFY hxs the Itar and Billiard room.
First Class in all Eespects.
FREE COACH TO THE HOUSE.
IT IS A FACT
JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE
Concomly Street is the Best in
ire lm.s Always on Hand FRESH
Shoal "Water Bajr and East
"JEFF" IS THE BOSS CATERER.
He has becu Proprietor er the "AHrera
If otrl" In KaapptoB seTen years.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
A Good Cup of Coffee
MRS. TOWELL HAS OPENED AN OYS
ter stand and Coffee House on Main
street next to the Oregon Bakery.
Every attention paid to patrons.
Chop House and Restaurant.
OPEN DAY AND NIGHT.
Heals 25 r.entH aad. upwards.
G. noULARD, - - Proprietor.
JIAI.Y STHEET. - ... - ASTORIA.
AX!) WELL EQUIPPED
L. Scrra has rebuilt his establishment and
i.H pn-parcd to accommodate the traveling
A good meal furnished at any hour of the
day or night.
'i he finest Liquors and Cigars at the bar.
Two dooia wet of Ike Foster'.
H2S-CHI LUIGI SERRA.
Announces to the public that he has located
in the rooms formerly occupied bvthe City
Rook Store, where he will keep a
Restairant aad Clop House
Furnishing meals to order at all hours.
Ills patrons will find the tables supplied
with ten or twelve of the best newspapers.
His reputation as former proprietor of the
New England Restaurant is a sufficient
recommendation for his new house.
Boarding and Lodging House.
Chas. Wallman has opened a boarding and
lodging house south of O'Rrien's hotel, near
the gas works.
The table Is supplied with the best the
market affords : good food and clean beds
will be furnished at the regular prices.
Give me a call and satisfy yourselves,
H. B. PARKER,
Hay, Oats, Straw.
Lime, Brick, Cement and Sani
Weed Delivered te Order,
Graying, Teaming and Express Business.
Horses ana Carriages for Hire.
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
J. H. D. GRAY,
Wholesale and retail dealer in.
GROCERIES, FLOUR, AND FEED
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc
LIME, SAND, AND CEMENT.
General s tor&ce and Wharfage ea reason
able terms. Foot of Bectoa straec Astoria
RE&ULAR STEAM PACKET
'Daisy " and Barge.
Will leave Astoria, from Gray's Dock,
For Olney, and -Head of Youngs Blver,
Dally, at 8 a. Hn (except Wednesdays and
Returning same day.
For Landings on Lewis & Clark's Hirer.
On YVedHPidaySr at 8 A. MM
erarFor Freight or Passage, apply on board
or at Gray's Dock, -where Freight will be r
celved and stored. If necessary.
Oregon Railway & Navigation
During the month of January, 1834, Ocean
Steamers will sail from Portland for San
Francisco, and from San Francisco for Port
land every 5 days, leaving Alnsworth Dock,
Portland, at Midnight, and Spear Street
Wharf, San Francisco, at 10 a. m.
Throneli TlcketM sold to all principal
cities In the United States, Canada and
Passenger Trains leave Portland for East
ern points, at 7:30 P. M. dally.
RXTEK DniSIO.V (Middle Colmnbln).
Boats leave Portland for Dalles at 7 :00
Leave Port- j
land for IMonlTu.
IweJ-ThuJ Fri. I
Astoria andl j
lower Co- I
lnmbU....ISAM 6 AM
Dayton. Or.j" AM,
Victoria.! 0,'S AMIS AM
leaves Astoria for Portland at 6 a. n. daily ex
Pullman Pal tea Can ronntnx bstwean Port
land, and St. Pant.
A. L. STOKES,
Sup't of Tronic
E. P. ROGERS,
Oregon & California R. R.
OREGON & TRANSCONTINENTAL
On and after Dec 2d, 1883. trains will run as
follows : DAILY (Except Sundays).
KeHTcea POETLAAB aHd CRAXT'S PASS
Portland 7 :30 a. m( Grant's Passl:2o a. m.
Grant'sPass 10:C0i mI Portland 425 p. m.
ALBANY EXPRESS TRAIN.
Portland...... :00 p. M.Lehanonw.9 20 p. 3t
Lebanon4 rf5 A.MjPortland 10 :05 a. m
The Oregon and California Railroad Ferry
makes connection with all Regular Trains
on Eastslde Division.
Bntwceu Portland anil Corn Ilia
Portland 9 :0o a. M.CorvaIli 4 :30 p. ar.
CorvaUls 8 :30 a. M.lPortland 3 :20 p. at.
Portland 5 :00 p MlMcMinnvllle.8 rf p m
McMlnnvUIe5: AatlPortland 8 -30 a at
Close connections made at Grant's Pass
with the Stages of the Oregon and Califor
nia Stage Company.
s3"Tlckets for sale at all the principal
points In California, at Company's Ofllce,
Corner F and Front Sts., Portland, Or.
Freight will not be received for shipment
after 5 o'clock p. at. on either the East or
West side Division.
A, L. STOfCEN,
K. P. ROGERS,
Ilwaco Steam Navigation Gp.'s
Astoria to Fort Stevens, Fort Cwby,
Connecting by stages aud boats for
Gysterville. Montesano and Olympia
TTntll furtlior nntiiw tha Iln-on..
tb Steam Navigation Co.'s steamer
Gren. TVT1 leg,
Will leave Astoria
On Mondays Thursdays, and Saturdays
(Oysterville and Montesano mall days.
at 7 A. M.
Ft.Stevens, Ft. Canby and Ilwaco
Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays
The steamer will leave Astoria at 9 a. at.,
as formerly, not being confined strictly to
Fare to Fort Canby and Ilwaco,..
eyilwaco frelcht, by the ton. In lots of
one ton or over, S2 per ton,
ty For Tickets, Towage or Charter ap
ply at tho ofllce of the company, Gray's
wharf, foot of Benton street.
J. H. D. GRAY,
Shoalwater Bay Transportation Co.
Astoria to Olympia,
Fert Stevens. Fert Canby, Ilwaco.
Worth. Beach, Oysterville. Xerth
Cove, PeterxoHH Point. Ho
And all points on Shoalwater Bay, and Gmv
GEN. MILES, )
Strs. or v On Columbia Ki vex
GEN. CANBY, )
GEN. GARFIELD " Shoalwater Bay
" MONTESANO " Gray's Harho
Connecting with Stages over Portages.
Leave Astoria for Olympia, at - - 7 A. 31.
On Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays,
arriving at Montesano, the day after leaving
Astoria through trip in 60 hours.
Leave Olympia for Astoria on same days.
Columbia Transportation Co.
The popular steamer
Which h:is been refitted for the comfort o
passengers will leave Wilson and
Fisher's dock every
Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6
A.M. arriving at Portland at 1 P.M.
Returning leaves Portland every
Tuesdays and Thursdays at 8 A. M.
Arriving at Astoria at 1 P. M.
An additional trip will be made on
Sunday of Each Week,
Leaving Portland at 9 o'clock
Passengers by this rout connect at Kalazna
ror tKHina pons. u. a. oocrn.
RAM RAM CAM
:am 7 AM
RAM 8AMJP AM
Q It. THOMSON,
Attorney and Counselor at Law.
Room No. c, over White House,
a vr. FUXTOir. c. c. fultox.
ATTORNEYS AT LAW.
Rooms 5 and 6. Odd Fellows Building.
ATTORNEY AT LAW,
Chenamus treet, - - ASTORIA, OREGON
ATTT AT LAW.
Notary Public, Commissioner of Deeds for
California, New York and Washington .-.Territory.
Rooms 3 aud 4. Odd Fellows Building. As
N. B.-Clalms at Washlntfon. D. C. and
collections a specialty.
FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES.
Jg C. HOLDEX,
AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN
Clatsop County, aad City of Anterla
Office :-Chenamus street, Y. M. C. A. hall
Room No. 8.
JR. A. C. ROAT3IAX,
Physician and Surgeon.
Rooms o and 10, Odd Fellows Building.
JAY TUTTLE, M. D.
PHYSICIAN AND SUKGEON
Office Rooms 1, 2, and 3. PythianBuild
lng. ItMTnTtVPK Otoi- .T V Thomot' TVn,,r
ASTORIA, - OREGON
Kooms in Allen's building up stairs, comer
of Cass and Sqeraocqhestret .
JJK. J. K. JLaFORCE,.
Room ii. Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Or.
Gas administered for painless extraction
Late of Fort Stevens, has come to Astoria
for the purpose of practicing
MEDICINE AND SURGERY.
Will visit patients In the country and city.
Office m Odd Fellows Building. Residence
above Catholic Church.
GENERAL STEAMSHIP AGENCY.
Bills of Exchange on 'any
Part oi Europe.
1AM AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING
well known and commodious steamshlu
STATE LINE, RED STAR,
NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE.
Prepaid tickets to or from any European
For full information as to rates of fare,
sailing days, etc, apply to
OKO. P. WHEELEK. W. L. ROBB.
Real Estate g Insnpaiice Agents.
We have very desirable property In As
toria and Upper Astoria for sale. Also, fine
farms throughout the county.
Accounts carefully adjusted and collec
We represent the
Reynl, Norwich UbIob. aad liaaea
shire Insurance Ce's.,
With a combined capital of 838,080,000.
Travelers Lift and. Accident Insur
ance Co , of Hartford, and the Man
hattan lilfe iBMuraBce Co.,
of New York.
We are acents for the Daily and Weekly
Northicest News, and the Oregon Vidette.
All business entrusted to our -care will re
ceive prompt attention.
STONE & MDSON
Advances made on Consignments.
Steamer TOM MORRIS.
. jr-fea THIS SHEW
jca&fcL and Faverlte Beat
IS NOW READY FOR BUSINESS AND
can be chartered for excursions, special
parties, etc., at reasonable rates. A general
steamboating business transacted.
V. BOELLIN&, Master,