VOL. XX, NO. r2. ASTORIA, OREGON, THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27, 1863. PRICE, FIVE CENTS. From the Mine.-. A Palouse correspondent in tlie mines writes from Eagle City, under date of December Dili, as follows: After eighteen days of hard labor I have reached my cabin in Dream gulch. I left Evolution with twelve men and twenty-four head of horses, and we were eight days crossing the trail (twenty miles). We were com pelled to shovel our way part of the distance through ten feel of snow, nnd for four days fed our horses Hour. On our way in we found aman who had been lost for three days; he was well nigh exhausted and would soon have perished. "Vc are experi encing an unusually severe storm for this season of the year. Most of the men who came in during the past month have gone out to winter, as supplies are very scarce and command high prices. Flour brings $20 per 100 pounds, bacon, sugar, rice and I icans bring fifty cents per pound, and coffee seventy-five cents. It is esti mated that two hundred men are in this camp and will stay during the winter. The miners who came in during the past few weeks called a meeting to cut down the size of the claims, but were defeated by ten votes. There is but very little claim-jumping going on at present, although some men are. disposing of part of their claims for good prices. One company Mild fifteen acres for $G,00!. There is no particular excitement here at present. Most or the miners are pre paring their claims for spring work. The snow in the mines is about six teen inches deep. Killed Ity a Falling Tree Sudden Death Heavv llain Storm. Ashlaxii, Dec. 2T. A man named Harris, in the employ of the Oregon and California llailroad company in the Siskiyou mountains, was killed suddenly 'this morning by a falling tree, which struck the cabin in which ho and his wife and one child were living. The woman escaped with slight injuries. The child, two years old, was unhurt, but the man was caught under the trunk or the tree, and died in a few hours. The tree, a large fir, was broken oflfby the weight of snow upon it. The lxdy was brought to Ashland for burial to day. Daniel Headrick, of Ashland, form erly of Marion county, who has been employed as night watchman at one or the railroad camps for the past year, died suddenly to-day from asthma, from which he has been a sufferer for a number of years. The heaviest rain storm since the freshet here in February, 1881, began last evening, and is still in progress. There is snow in the mountains. Want" Sonietliins; Done. The standard of December 4th says that Paul Schulze, the general land agent of the North Pacific, esti mates "that Oregon and Washington Territory will ere long see the neces sity of doing something in the way of immigration work." For heaven's sake, what for? To settle on land held by that company for twenty years? Why not let the company nav their own bills--advertise their own lands? The even sections in the forty-mile limit are being taken up fast enough. Who, that has a home in Oregon, and is not specially inter ested to increase the value of rail road lands, wants to help to pay for advertising them? The people of Oregon have had evidence of Mr. Paul Schulze's in them before, that is hard to be washed out - Hun. Escaped from Jail. "Walla Walla, Dec 25.--Elf us and Oweuby, both condemned murderers, under "sentence of death, attacked Sheriff Thompson and Jailer Will iams at the counlv jail this evening. The sheriff was knocked senseless, and the jailer was most horribly cut and gashed about the throat and face. The prisoners escaped, but the whole populace is alarmed and after them. Particulars of the escape are :is follows: As the jailer and sheriff were entering the inside door of the jail for the last time, about 5 r. m., on unlocking the door, the prisoners, one on each side, attacked them with bricks and knives, and rendering them senseless, unlocked the outside uoor and escaped. Sutekstitiox. The superstition of the sin-eater m Wales is said to linger even now in the secluded vale of C wm-Aman, in Carmarthenshire The meaning of this most singular institution of superstitution was that when a person died the friends sent for the sin-eater of the district, who on Iris arrival placed a plate of salt and bread on the breast of the de ceased person: ho then uttered an incantation over the bread, after which he proceeded to eat it thereby eating the sins of the dead person This done, he received a fee of 2s Gd., jvhicli, wo suppose, was much more Ivan many a preacher received for a loajl and painful service. Having re ceived this he vanished as swiftly as IwssiLle, all the friends and relatives -of the departed aiding his exit with blows and kicks and other indica tions n their raitli in tne service he had rendered. A hundred years ago and through the ages beyond that time we suppose this curious superstition was everywhere pre valent Clommenting on the fact that two wtodku are serving on the grand jury in Sksgit county, the Seattle Post says: The novelty of the affair created .wi intense sensation in the little coraaunity. The grand jury went to work promptly, and m short time reported their first indict ment that of J. P. Lodger for rob bery, he having taken 20 from a re- Jiuvre at the point of a pistoL Walla Walla is being scandalized liv ihn hodv of a dead Ohinnwomnn lying unburied in an old hut in the -eitv. The editor of the Statesman ' im overv mornincr to look at the horrible sight, and then takes a glass qi uranay to orace up uis nerves. Endless Eternity. Various illustrations have been sug gested to convey to the mind some idea of illimitable duration. It has been said, suppose one drop of the ocean should be dried every thousand years, how long would it be ere the last drop would disappear, and the ocean's bed be left dry and rusty? Far onward as that would be in com ing ages, eternity would have but commenced. It has been said, sup pose this vast globe on which we tread were composed of particles of the finest sand, and that one par ticle should disappear at the termin ation of each million years, oh, how inconceivably immense must be the period which must elapse before the asl particle would be gone! And yet, eternity would then be m its morning light It has been said, sup pose some little insect so small sis to be imperceptible to the naked eye, were to carrv this world by its tiny mouthfnls to the most distant star the hand of God has placed in the heavens. Hundreds of millions of cars would be required for the sin gle journev. The insect commences on the leal of a tree, and takes its lit- J tie load, so small that even the mic-j roscone cannot discover that it is gone, and sets out on its almost end less journey. After millions and mil lions and millions of years have rolled iwav it arrives back for its second load. Oh, what interminable ages would elapse before the v. hole tree would lie removed! WThen would the forest, be gone? And the globe! Even then eternity would not have ommenced. For (lovemnr of Alaska. We arise to nominate for governor of Ahiskaaman (tremendons applause md cries of "Put him out!' ) who never takes anything (a voice, "Be hind the bar!") but a front seat when dutv assembles her loyal followers sensation); aman who stands bravely up Mir me granu out Jepuuncjin artvrwild cheering and a hasty con sultation between members of the delegation from Iowa): a man who is ihvavs at the front (cry from the ga - lery, "When the offices are passed iround! ); a man who, as chief execu tive of the distant province of Alaska. would give the benighted heathen of that count rv a new idea of reform and a keener appreciation of the com mercial value of seal skins. In obedi ence, therefore, to the positive man dates of public sentiment, we nomi nate Colonel Frank Halton. of the post office deparament, for governor of Alaska, with the fnrther sugges- lon that he be ixjrrmlted to go to that country and wait until the office is created for him. (Nomination made bv acclamation and the convention ldjourns inanuproar. Philadelphia Prfxs. Savs the B. C. Standard of the 21th: Mr. Martin's contention last session was that the company, grant ed this vast tract of land in the Kootenai district, should not be per mitted to construct any line of rail wav to the Canada Pacific In other words that the company and the dis trict granted should not become a feeder to the Northern Pacific rail way to the detriment of the province A Yictoria dispatch says: Judge Swan's black coil, the new food fish, has received the endorsement of the Boston Fish Bureau as being the most valuable piscatorial discover' for the last fifty years. The fish rank next to the salmon in mercantile value, and were caught off Queen Charlotte Island in deep water. The supply is inexhaustible. These are the pathetic times when the religious newspaper comes to the front and paralyzes the ordinary edi tor with a georgeous offer to send him the said religious sheet for one year and to accept in payment there of a half a column ad; "top of col, and next to reading matter, and a marked copy of paper containing same. I hate to see a woman with rings m her ears! exclaimed the deacon. They ain't natural. If it was intend ed for women to wear 'em she would have been born with holes in her ears. The first woman didn't wear earrings, Til be bound." "No," re plied the quite little man m the cor ner, "nor nothing else.' A gentleman from this city, travel ing in Lewis county last week, saw the following notice posted on the door of a settler's cabin: "line round. Holler like h 1 and He come." The traveler fetched a yell as directed. and soon an apparition which equaled the "nous" on the door made his ap pearance. -Transcript. An Olympia correspondent of the Taeoma Ledger says: "The muscular-minded women of Olympia are de termined to lake all the law allows them. About 200 have already reg istered their names, to be in readi ness for the coming municipal elec tion on the first Monday m January. The EllenshurgXetfzersays: There are various rumors afloat as to contemplated railroad work looking toward Irncet bound. Uue report says that Mr. Bennett has received instructions to push work on the road up the Yakima from the 25 miles that arc now nearly complete. Certain mining claims in the Ccenr d'Alene district arc selling from S5,000 to $10,000. In spite of the cold, goods, lumber, machinery, and every thing else needed for active work is going forward to the mines. Some idea of the rough country through which the Central Paoific nvfnncinn Tnnsfc bfi btlilL mav bo gathered from the information that it cost S750,000 to construct the first ten miles out of Hedding. The three years' dispute of AVhit-frrW- T with the Northern Pacific Kailroad company, over the innffpr of taxes, has been settled by the payment of $5,000 by the com pany. THB GREAT GERMAN REMEDY Etlicrtt iad care IiHELTLYTISJI, Neuralgia, Sciatica, Lumbago, BACKACHE, EHDiCE, T00IH1CH2, SORE THROAT, QCIXST. SWELLIXG3. svnxisa, Scraicts, Cats, Sralsts, rnosTurrns. XXUKXS, SCALDS, Sal other bodily aeiei cd pala. Fim CISTS 1 BOTTLE. Sold b J all DrniiUti ant Dnlcri. Dlmuoui la 11 IisCi:e:l.V;2el:rC:. (3faC0MiMi u A. TeitUr k CV) IUlttBur, 2I&, C. S. 1. King of tlie Blood Is not a "cure all," it Is a blood-purifier and tonic. Impurity of tlie blood poisons the sys tem, deranges the circulation, and thus In duces many disorders, known bv different names to distinguish them according to ef fects, but being really branches or phases of that great generic disorder, Ininnrity or Itlood. Such are Dy-ipcjwla, Willfouxnow, Liver Complalnt.Constipatltm. Xcrrmi Di. tinlcrx. Headache, Backache, General Wcak c. Heart Dlcac,Drip!y. Kidney I)lcae, Piles, Rhcwnalwn, Catarrh, Scmtula, Slrtn Dixonlcr, Pimple. Ulcer. Strcllhiait, dr.. dc. It ins: ot the Itloort prevents and cures these, by attacking the caiwc. Impurity of t he blood. Chemists anil physicians agree in calling it "the most genuine' and cilicient preparation for the purpose." Sold by Drug gists, s$I per bottle. See teytimoiiials, direc tions. &c.iu pamphlet, "Treatise on Diseases ot tin Wood." wranpd around each bottlu. D. RANSOM. SON & Co.. Props Buffalo. N. V. ARNDT & FERCHEN, ASTORIA. - O KEG ON. The Pioneer Machine Shop Ill.A('k-KMlTH QUAD -i AND W'rf?iSSI5r -w Boiler Shop 5S All kinds of ENGINE, CANNERY, STEAMBOAT WORK Promptly attended to. A specialty made of repairing CANNERY DIES, FOOT OF I jA FAYETTE STREET. The Portland and Astoria STEVEDOEE COMPANY Is prepared to contract with iu.tstors and consignees ot vessels for tho Loading and Unloading of Vessels AT EITHER PORT. Promptness and satisfaction guaranteed in all cases. CH AS, A. MAY Wev Store, New Stock Toys. Fancy (Joods, Tobacco and Cigars. FOREKJN AND DOMESTIC IP JEL TJ X IP S A PINE ASSORTMENT. Smiemomiastrect, next door to the Empire Store. nl7-Cm Mrs. E,. QTHNN, GROCERIES AND PROVISIONS, Crockery anil CJIaN.sraro. JF'xxlX Stocls.. NEW GOODS CONSTANTLY RECEIVED. Northwest comer Snuemoqua and Main Streets. nl7-3m Ed.D. Curtis & Go, Cartels, DjMstery UNSURPASSED IN STYLE AND FINISH. NEW FUENITTJRE, A COMPLETE STOCK. ASSIGNEE OF T. BAILY. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT I will apply at the next term of the Cir cuit Court of the State of Oregon, for the County of Clatsop, to be discharged from nrt her trust as assignee of T. Ballr. i. vr. Case, Assignee. Astoria, Ogn., Nov. 2C. 18S3. d-4w bI Ready for Business. 1 Ls I real Knock Down ! GIFT SALE!! mmense Success! Iteinember this is no lottery, nor have I any favorites to draw the prizes, every thing is fair and square. On New Year's Eve I will put up for raffle three prizes. FIRST: I 'Suit of Clothing, $25. SECOND: I Overcoat Worth $20. THIRD: I Hat, Worth $5.00. To any person pureliasiiiR at my store 2 V0RTH OF GOODS ! j OR MORE FOR CASH ! I will irive a number for said raflle. I offer mr goods at tlie lowest market pi ices, marked in plain flpures. I do this to reducft my enoimous fall and winter stock of elothinaud furnishing poods M. D. KANT, Tlie Ross Merchant Tailor and Clothier : The Gem Saloon. The Popular Resort for Astorians. kiii: the Finest of Wines and Liquors Co to the CE.M SALOON. ALEX. CAMPBELL, - PKOPUIETOK. ASTORIA IRON WORKS. BKNTON STKKKT, NKAH I'AKKKlt HOUSK ASTOUIA. - OHECON. GENERAL MACHINISTS AND BOILER MAKERS. LAND ai MARIHE ENGINES BoilerWork. Steamboat Work and Cannery Work a spe cialty. Oja.siPi:KrQ-s , Oful I DcHrriptioiis made to Order at Short Xotlrr. A. D. Waps, President. .1. . Hustlku, Secretary. I. W. Cask, Treasurer, jorrx Fox.Superintendent. C. H. BAIN & CO. DRALKItS IX Doors, Windows. Blinds, Transoms Turnjng, Bracket Work. Sliop w oirOi. A specialty, and all work puaranteed. Oak. Ash. Bay, and Waluut lumber : Ore Ron and Port Orford Cedar. All kinds of boat material on hand. C. II. BAIX & CO. THE LATEST STYLES WALL PAPER AT B.-D. FRANKLIN'S, NEXT DOOR TO ASTORIAN OFFICE. A very large Stock from which to select. "Window curtains made to order. fy My patent Trimmer to cut Wall Pnper wui ie touna convenient 10 my patrons. HOTELS AND KESTAURANTS. PARKER HOUSE, II. B. PARKER. Prop.. ASTORIA. - - OREGON. E. P. PARKER. - Manager and Agent. AI. CROSBY. - - Day Clerk- rhil. "BOWERS, - - Night Clerk. Ja. DUFFY ha the Bar and Billiard room. First Class in all Eespects. FREE COACH TO THE HOUSE. IT IS A FACT THAT JEFF'S CHOP HOUSE ON Concomly Street is the Best in Town. THAT II- lin.s AItthj'n on Hand FRESH Shunl "Water Bay and East ern Oysters. THAT "JEFF" IS THE BOSS CATERER. THAT lie hns becu Proprietor of tfce "Aurora Hotel" In KnapptoH icveH years. OPEN DAY AND NIGHT. A Good Cup of Coffee AND OYSTERS. MRS. POW.ELL HAS OPENED AN OYS ter stand and Coffee House on Main street next to the Oregon Bakery. Every attention paid to patrons. COSMOPOLITAN Chop House and Restaurant. OPEN DAY' AND NIGHT, meals 25 rcutn and. upward. G. BOULAKD, 3IAI.V STKEim - - Proprietor. - ASTOKIA Campi Restaurant. XKW AXI WELIi EQUIPPED THROUGHOUT, I,. Serra has rebuilt his establishment and U prepared to accommodate the traveling public. A good meal furnished at any hour of the uav or mum. 'I he finest Liquors and Cigars at tlie bar. Two doors vet of Ike Foster's. ii2$-Cin LUIGI SERRA. Astoria Restaurant. EDWARD YOUNG Announces to the public that he has located In the rooms formerly occupied by the City Book Store, where he will keep a Marat ant Gbop House Furnishing meals to order at all hours. His patrons will find the tables supplied with ten or twelve of the best newspapers. His reputation as former proprietor ef the New Eugland Restaurant is a sufficient recommendation tor nis new house. THE BEST Boarding and Lodging House. Chas. AVallman has owned a boardintr and lodging house south of O'Brien's hotel, near tne gas worKs. The table is sumilied with the best the market affords : good food and clean beds win be iurnisnea at tne regular prices. (Jive me a call and satisfy yourselves, CHAS. "WALLS! AN H. B, PARKER DEALKR IK Hay, Oats, Straw. Lime, Brick, Cement and Sand Wood Delivered te Order, Draying, Teaming and Express Business. Horses ana Carriages for Hire. OEALZS IK WINES, LlOUORS AND CIGARS. FIRST CliASH Mrs T.W.Eaton. Miss Florence Carnahan. EATON & CARNAHAN, DKALEItS IK Fine Willi AKD Fancy Goods. Cass Street, next door to Odd Fellows Building. REGULAR STEAM PACKET "Daisy," and Barge. Will leave Astoria, from Gray's Doek, For Olney, and Head of Younps River, Dallv.atSA. jr., (except Wednesdays and Returning same day. For Landings on Lewis & Clark's River, On WcdHcudnyg, at 8 A. Xn Hemming same day. "For Freight or Passage, apply on board or at Gray's Dock, where Freight will ba r ceiYcu aiiu aiurcu, 11 ucirexw, J. H, D.GRAY. TRANSPORTATION LINES. Oregon Railway & Navigation COHPAXY. OCEAX PIYX8IOX . Durimr the month of January. 1884. Ocean Steamers will sail from Portland for San Francisco, and from San Francisco for Port land every 5 day h, leaving Ainsworth Dock, roniana, at iuianignt. ana spear street Wharf, San Francisco, at 10 A. at. Throuch. Ticket! sold to all principal cities in the United States, Canada and Europe. RAIL DIVISION. Passencer Trains leave Portland for East ern points, at 7 :3Q P. M. dally. KJVEK DIVISION' (Middle Columbia). Boats leave Portland for Dalles at 7 K)0 . SI. also : Leave Pbrt-i" I l I land, for I Mon I Tu. I We.lThu.1 Frt. I Sit Moria audi Int... r- I Inmltl. IK AM lit AM IcA Xt SAM DlTtnn. fJr.IT AM '.7AM 8SiiB::lAH j Victoria.BCi; AM AMjfiAM if AM Learea Astoria for Portland at 6 a. in. dailr ai- oept Sunday. Pullman Pnlaoa Can running btwian Port land, ana bt. raul, C. H. PRESCOTT. JOHN M UIR, Manager. Sup't of Traffic A. L. STOKES, E. P. ROGERS, Assist, hup t. General Agent of TraSo. Passenger Dep't. Oregon & California R. R. OREGON & TRANSCONTINENTAL COMPANY, LESSEE. On and after Dec 2d, 1883, trains will run as follows : DAILi (Except Sundays). KASTSIDE DIVISIOX. Bet it tea PORTLAND aad GRANT'S PASS MAIL TRA1 LEAVE. ARRIVE. Portland 7 :30 A. Ml Grant's Passl:20 a. m. urant'srass I0:oor. mi Portland 4:25 v. m. ALBANY EXPRE88 TRAIN. LEAVE. ARRIVE. Portland.-.. 4 o t,.M.jLebanou.-...9 :2o p. m Lebanon- 4 :45 a. M.'Portland. 10 :05 a. m The Oregon and California Railroad Ferrv makes connection with all Regular Trains on Eastside Division. WE8TSIDR Between PortlamI and i'urvatlla MAIL TRAIN LEAVE. ARRIVE. Portland 9 iOo a. M.ICorvallis 4 :30 p. M. Corvallis 8 :30 a. m. Portland 3 :20 p.m. KXVRESS TRAIN' LEAVE. ARRIVE. Portland 5 :00 p MlMcMlnnvilIe.8 rfX) pm McMlnnvllle5:15 a MlPortland 8 :30 a m Close connections made at Grant's Pass with the Stages of the Oregon and Califor nia Stage Company. esrTIckets for sale at all the principal points in California, at Company's Office, Corner F and Front Sts., rortland, Or. Freight will not be received for shmment after & o'olock p. m. on either the East or West side Division. B. KOEHLER, JOHN MUIB. Oen'I Manacer. Han't, of Traffic. A. L. STOKES, K.P.ROO ER3. Asst anp't. UeneralAK t of Traffic. Passenger Dep't. liwaco Steam Navigation Go.'s WINTER SCHEDULE. Astoria to Fort Stevens, Fort Canby, and llwazo. Connecting by stages and boats for Oysterville, Montesano and Olympia Until further notice the liwaco Steam Navigation Co.'s steamer G-osa.. Miles, Will leave Astoria On Mondays Thursdays, and Saturday's (Oysterville and Montesano mall days. at 7 A. !A. FOR Ft.Stevens, Ft. Canby and liwaco OK Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays The steamer will leave Astoria at 9 a.m.. as formerly, not being confined strictly to schedule time. Fare to Fort Canby and Ilwaco,....75 cts. t-Hwaco freleht. by the ton. In lots of one ton or over, per ton, EWKnr TIMcpIs Tnwara or Charter sin ply at the office of the company, Gray's wnari, iooi oi ueiuun sirt-ei. I. XI. U. UliA x , Agent Shoalwater Bay Transportation Co SUMMER ROUTE. Astoria to Olympia, Touching at Fort Stevens. Fort Canby, Ilwacc North Beaen, Oysterville. .ertb Cove. Petersons Point. IIo qains, lontesano. And all points on Shoalwater Bay, and Gray Harbor. GEN. MILES. 1 Strs. or V On Columbia Uivet GEN. CANBY. ) - GEN. GARFIELD " Shoalwater Bay " MONTESANO " Gray's Harbor 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 FOR PORTLAND. (FAST TIME.) Tlie popular steamer FLEETWOOD, Which has been refitted for the comfort o passengers will leave Wllso Fisher's dock every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 6 A.M. arriving at Portland atlP.M. Returning leavos Portland every Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6 A M. Arriving at Astoria atl P. M An additional trip will be made on Sunday of Each Week, Leaving Portland at 9 o'clock gHstfsy MerBiajr PasMngera by tbls rents connect at K&Iama for Sound porta. U. B. BCOTT, 6 AM CAM 7 AM 8 AM 6 AM P AM BUSINESS CARDS. Q IS. THOSISON, Attorney and Counselor at Law. Room No. c, over White House, ASTORIA. OREGON. C. W. FUXTON. C. C. FULTON. FITXTOX BROTHERS, ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Rooms 3 and 6, Odd Fellows Building. J n. A. BOTVLBY, ATTORNEY AT LAW, Chenamus treet, - - ASTOEIA, OREGON J. CUHTIS, ATTT AT LAW. Notary Public. Commissioner of Deeds for California, New York and Washington Ter ritory. itooms 3 and 4. Odd Fellows Building. As toria. Oregon. . N.B.-CIalms at Washington. D. C. and collections a specialty. Astoria Agent Hamburg-Magdeburg and German-American FIRE INSURANCE COMPANIES. Jg C. HOliDEN, NOTARY PUBLIC, AUCTIONEER, COMMISSION AND IN SURANCE AGENT.. Q.EIiO F. PARKER, SURVEYOR OF Clatsop County, and City ef Astoria Office :TChenamus street, Y. M. C. A. hall nuwa n o. e. . jQR. X. C. BOATMAN, Physician and Surgeon. Rooms o and 10, Odd Fellows Building. ASTORIA, OREGON. JAY TUTTXlE, 31. . PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON Office Rooms 1. 2. and 3. Pythian Build ing. Residence Over J. E. Thomas' Drue Store. JP P. HICKS, PENTIST, ASTORIA, - OREGON Rooms In Allen's bulldine ud stairs, corner of Cass and Sqemocqhestret . JQU. J. K. LaFOKCE, UESTIST, Room ll. Odd Fellows Building, Astoria, Or. Gas administered for Dalnless extraction of teeth. D". CABAXISS, 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 in Odd Fellows Building. Residence aDove Latnouc cnurcn. GENERAL STEAMSHIP ACENCY. Bills of Exchange on any Part ot Europe. 1AM AGENT FOR TIE FOLLOWING well known and commodious steamship lnes. STATE LINE, RED STAR, WHITE STAR. HAMBURG-AMERICAN, DOMINION LINE. NATIONAL, and AMERICAN LINE. Prepaid tickets to or from any European port. f or iuu lniormauon as w rates oi iare, sailing days, etc, apply to 1. W.UAB1S. GEO. P. WHEELER. "W. L. BOBS. Notary Public. WHEELER & ROBB. GENERAL Seal Estate S Insnrance Aneiits. We have very desirable property In As toria and Upper Astoria for sale. Also, lino farms throughout the county. Accounts carefully adjusted and collec tions made. We represent the Reyal, Norwich. Union and ijanea s hire Insurance Ce'a With a combined capital of 838,000,000. THE Travelers ife and Accident Insur ance Co, of Hartford, and the Man hattan lilfe InHHranee Go., of New York. We are agents for the Daily and Weekly Northxcc8l News, and the Oregon Vidttte. All business entrusted to our care will re ceive prompt attention. stohe iwm COMMISSION MERCHANTS. Dealers In LUMBER, -HAY, GRAIN, POTATOES, AND COUNTRY PRODUCE. Advances made on Consignments. Steamer TOM MORRIS. rrs i. THIS MEW jgaHEaaafca and. Favorite. Boat IS NOW READY FOR BUSINESS AND can be chartered for excursions speeial parties, etc., at reasonable rates. A geoer&W steambeatine bu?lnfs? transacted. VWSLLIN, Master.