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..NOVEMBER 29. 18SJ
CONDITION OF THE ARMY.
The annual report of Lieut-Gen.
Sheridan to the secretary of -war
covers the period from his assignment
to the command of the army, Novem
ber 1, 18S3, to November 1, 18S4. He
Bays that the army lias enjoyed rest
from active field operations, but its
other duties, consisting of the occu
pation of posts on the frontiers of
Canada and Mexico, with stations
near Indian agencies and the protec
tion of Indian reservations, have been
important. In maintaining peace in
Arizona, -where the Indian situation
is sensitive, and in the northwest,
where roaming bands of Indians have
disturbed cattle interests, much activi
ty and the exercise of great discretion
have been required from both officers
and men. The Indian question, as
far as hard fighting is concerned, is
now eliminated from military consid
erations, but the control of Indian
reservations in sparsely settled sec
tions and the encouragement which
should be given to actual settlement
involve conditions to adjust -which
will require the services of
the military in the west for many
years to come. In keeping with
the rapid extension of our vast rail
way system and the continual spread
of western settlements, the polioy of
abandoning small frontier outposts,
when no longer needed, and the con
centration of their garisons at larger
permanent stations has been steadily
continued. This gradual concentra
tion i3 alroady begin ing to show ben
eficial effects in greater economy of
supply and in improved discipline of
troop3, resulting from better opportu
nities of instruction. The standard
gun tofthe army 13 the Springfield,
ah excellent arm, but the opinion is
expressed that the weapon of the fu
ture will ba a magazine rifle, or one
equaling it in the rapidity with which
it may be discharged. The national
guard of the states is warmly com
mended and ample provision of arms
and equipage by congress suggested.
Excepting for our ocean commerce
and seaboard cities there should be
no alarm about probability of wars
with foreign powers, as it would re
quire more than 1,500,000 men to make
a campaign on land against us. To
transport from beyond the ocean
that number of soldiers, with all their
munitions of war, even if not molest
ed by us in transit, would demand a
large part of the shipping of all Eu
rope. Attention is directed to the
entirely defenceless condition of our
seaboard cities and their harbors
against foreign naval attack. Sub
marine torpedoes, fired by electricity
from shore stations, form an import
ant feature of harbor defense, yet
unless well protected by strong for
tifications they may be so easily re
moved by an enemy or bo rendered
harmless by cutting the wires leading
to them that the early beginning of
a general system of seacoast fortifi
cations, constructed in accordance
with the requirements involved by
the latest improvements iu heavy
artillery, is urgently recommended.
The permanent works we now possess
belong to an obsolete system of for
tification, now practically worthless
as defenses against the fire of mod
ern heavy guns.
The Indiana revised statutes of
18S1 provide that the electors shall
meet to give their vote for president
and vice president on the first Mon
day of December; and the federal
statutes fix the first Wednesday in
December as the day for them to as
semble. The elected presidential
electors are very much perplexed over
the question of which law they should
comply with, and the question has
been referred to tho attorney-general
BiiAiKE explains to a friend that he
did not hear the part of Mr. Bur
dhard's address relating to Eum,
Bomanism and Eebellion, and that
he knew nothing about it until he
saw it in the papers the next day.
The truth is that out of a dozen
keen-eared reporters but bno heard
it. It was not printed in any of the
New York morning papors next day,
but appeared for the first time in a
report telegraphed to another city.
WHiiii, the election being over it is
hardly necessary for Harpers' Week
ly to keep on lying, but it does all the
same. In the number received lasts
evening it says that in no states ex
oept Colorado.and Maine was theEe
publican majority increased at the
list election. The Eepublican ma
jority was increased in California, in
Nevada, in our own state, in Ohio, in
JJObikg tho last fiscal year the J
amount of internal revenue collected
in this country was $121, 591,000, and
the cost of collection was $5,000,000,
r about 4 cents on the dollar.
THE LIFE SAVING SERVICE.
The general superintendent of the
lifo saving service, iu his annual re
port says: The total number of dis
asters during tho year was 439; total
value of property involved 810,607,
JM0; total valne of property saved,
$5,161,351; total value of property
lost, S1,746,5S6; total number of per
sons involved, 4432; total number of
persons saved, 4412; total number of
persons lost, 20; total number of per
sons succored at stations, 552; total
number of days succor afforded, 1419;
number of vessels totally lost, 64.
Investigations held after each case
of loss of life, show that the twenty
persons who perished were severally
beyond human aid, and that in no in
stance could their loss bo attributed
to any failure in duty on the part of
the life saving crews.
The number of disasters during the
year exceed by twenty-three the num
ber of tho year preceding, which was
71 more than any previous year in the
history of the service. The amount
of property involved was 3,365,220
greater than in the preceding year,
but tho amount lost was $124,434 less,
while the amount saved was $3,489,
624 more. Assistance rendered dur
ing tho year in saving vessels and
cargoes has been much larger than
in any previous year, 390 vessels,
which is fifty-three more than in tho
preceding year, having been worked
off when stranded, repaired when
damaged, piloted out of dangerous
places, and similarly assisted by sta
tion crows. There were besides 240
instances 115 more than in the pre
ceding year whero vessels rnnning
into danger of stranding, were warn
ed off by night signals of patrols,
most of them thus being probably
saved from partial or total destruc
tion. In conclusion, Superintendent
Kimball says: V'The splendid effi
ciency of the corps is attributable
mainly to its being made up entirely
on grounds of professional qualifica qualifica
teons: tho policy of keeping tho ser
vice entirely exempt from political
influences have been steadily con
tinued. The superintendent of the Cana
dian Pacific railway states that the
road has got all supplies, such as
rails, fastenings, etc., for winter north
of Lake Superior and the Eocky
mountains. Twenty thousand men
will be employed in the construction
of the all-winter section north of
Lake Superior, which will bo com
pleted between now and April 1, and
the Eocky mountain section by Octo
ber 1, next.
SUNNY AND CONVENIENT. IN WM.
Apply to SAMUEL ELMORE.
House to Rent.
I XE ROOMS:
W. B. HEADINOTON.
ri-iIIE STORE ON MAIN STREET, FORM
J. erly occupied by N.Loeb.
Inquire of 0. BOELLING.
Notice of Stockholders' Meeting.
THE REGULAR ANNUAL MEETING OF
the .stockholders of the Pythian Land
and Building Association will be held on
Wednesday evening. Dec 3d. Immediately
aft-r the closlnc of Astor Lodge, for the
purpose of electing a board of Ave directors
for the ensuing ear, and transacting such
other business as shall legally come before
It. Transfer books will close November SOth.
E, A. NO YES,
J J?. JT.EA.THERS HAS RETURNED
and is ready to turn out some fine fish
ing boats for the river. Shop on the beach
uetwoen Kinney's and Elmore's canneries.
Oregon improvement Co.
On and after December 1st until further
notice the price at the bunkers will be a
Clean Domestic per ton, 2240 lbs....
Average Steam " - '
t&Sftfcssr181" supply-at raarkct
E. A. KOYES. Agent.
Furnished Rooms to Let,
WITH OK WITHOUT BOAED.
Hnqulre of Mrs E. O. HOLDEN.
Notice to Pilots on The Columbia
River and Bar.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT A
meeting of the W. T. Board of fllot
Commissioner for the Columbia River and
lUrwlllbeheldatllwaco, W. T., Dec. 4th
By order of tho Chairman,
T. L. STOUT.
Attest: C. A. REED.
Notice to The Public.
THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT I WAS
.sick for four months and that Dr. Jim
cured me. I am now In perfect health, and
it Is to his skill that I am indebted for my
THE PREMISES FORMERLY OCCU
pied by Mrs. Wallmau as a boarding
house and saloon on the corner of "West-6tu
and Cedar streets, ura for rent. For par
ttculars apply to
The undersigned Assignee of the Estate of
J. E. THOMAS,
Will Sell at Prirute Sale, Commenc
Monday, the 24th Nov.
ALL THE STOCK OF
Drugs, Toilet and Fancy Ar
ticles, Medicines, Etc.
BELONGING TO THE ESTATE.
ALL ARTICLES AT COST PRICE.
Special Inducement to the
F. P. HICKS,
Look Here !
IF YOU WANT
Sol Golfl Jewelry,
Scarf Pins, Chains, Watches,
Of every description.
The finest stock of Jewelry In Astoria.
Eg-AU goods warrantedasrepresented
GUSTAV HANSEN, JEWELER.
The Gem Saloon.
The Popular Resort for Astorians.
Finest of Wines and Liquors
Go to THE GEM SALOON.
ALEX. CAMPBELL, - - PROPEIETOR
T. G. RAWLINGS,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
Tropical, Domestic, Green and Dried
MJTS. CANDIES, DRIED MEATS, ETC.
Fine Cigars and Tobacco.
Next door to I. J. AtTold's, Squomoqua St.
Another Reduction to Suit Hard
UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE THE ASTO
rlaWood Yard. Gray's Dock, foot of
Benton street, will sell wood at the follow
ing prices and deliver whererer the streets
are planked, between TTulllnger's Mdl aud
O'Brien's Hotel, bacK to Astor street :
Jreen Alder, 2-cnt $i 25 per cord, long $3 50
Dry do do 4 CO do do 3 75
GrnHemlo'k do 4 25 do do 3 5
Dry do do 4 50 do do 3 75
Green Fir do 4 50 do do 3 75
Dry Fir do 4 75 do do 4 00
and S. limbs do 5 50 do
do 5 00
do 4 75
aud S. limbs do
5 25 do
Wood of All Kinds
By the Scow load at REDUCED RATES.
. . , J. H. D. GHAT
Astoria, Jun 1st, 1884.
Cigars, Tobacco and Cigarettes
Meerschaum and Brier Pipes,
GENUINE ENGLISH CUTLERY
Revolvers and Cartrldgos.
CORNER MAIN AND CHENAMUS 8TS.
WO FRONT BOOMS : SUITABLE FOE
"rim cenirany located : apply at Ab-
JW-OTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
Thi -&!Lmee".nf" r th0 stockholders of
f aSJS? Jr?5d Building Association
&2ri& V,U1, eld at tho office of Capr.
w0!26 IaT, ,n Astoria, Oieeon, on
Wednesday Dee 17th.i8S4.at the hour of
7 r. m.. forthe purpose of electing five dl-
l?J2S2ansact,J,cJsuch 'ner business
as may legally come before the meeting.
Aitoria, Not. XT. IBM. sty.
We befjto call the attention of the public
Eastern manufacturers, of the largest
lor sale in tins city, comprising an granes. irom tin
FINEST BODY BRUSSELS
In the Newest Tints and Shades.
Jo the lowest priced article in this line. "We are determined to dispose of our stock of
arpets within the nest four weeKs, and to that end offer special inducements, precluding
the possibility of lielng Cndersold by any of"our Competitors.
Furniture and House Furnishing Line
"We can show you the vcrvBEST GOODS at BOTTOM FIGURES. jn.l shall ic pleased
to receive a call for Inspection whether you purchase or not.
Carpets, Matting, Pictures, Mirrors.
PICTURE FRAMES MOULDINGS, ETC., ETC.
At Greatly Reduced Prices,
Cor, Chennmus and Hamilton Sts.
LARGEST AND FINEST
SASH AND DOOR FACTORY
Iu Western OreRon.
A Full Stock on Hand and
Made Up to Order.
AND SATISFACTION GUARANTEED .
Sashes, Doors, Windows,
Of Best Material.
Bids Puraislied Contractors, Carpenters
All bills due and payable at the end of the
month, unless otherwise agreed upon.
Wm. HOWE, Proprietor.
Manufacturers and Dealers in
Lumber, Salmon Trays,
OFFICE AND MILL, CORNER SALMON
AND CEDAR STREETS.
Wilson & Fisher
HEAVY AND SHELF
Paints, Oils, and Varnish.
Salem Flouring Mills,
Portland Boiler Mills,
Capital Flour and
THE LATEST STYLES
B. B. FRANKLIN'S,
NEXT DOOR TO ASTORIAN OFFICE.
A very large Stock Irom which to select.
"Window curtains made to order.
My patent Trimmer to cut Wall Paper
will be found convenient to my patrons.
Chung Shing Yen Notice.
TfflS IS TO GIVE NOTICE THAT LAM
A oke has .settled all his Indebtedness to
the Chun: String Yen company, engaged in
gardening on Smith's Point, anil he Is re
lieved irom all firrtber liability to said com
pany, having paid to it the sum of six hun
CIIONG SHING YEN CO.
to our latest importation. (Sued f
invoice of CAKPETScvtT offered
ASTORIA FURNITURE CO.,
II. Du BUJSSOX, Manager.
$87,000,000 Capital !
Liverpool and London and Giobe.
North British and Mercantile
Of Loudon aud Edinburgh.
Old Connecticut of Hartford,
COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
Fire Insurance Companies,
Representing a Capital or $67,000 OOO.
B. VAN DUSEN. Acent.
Royal Brand Flour
Manufactured by the
OREGON MILLING COMPANY
Is of Superior Quality, and Is Endorsed
by all who me It.
THE HOUSEKEEPER'S FAVORITE
Of Superior Rising Quality.
Guaranteed to Give Satisfaction.
WVA'fprp AV TvrmiTDCJnAT
T JLXJLJLJL 3l 1. XA.XJ 1U.JL kJJJ.y
' Sole Ascnts for Astoria.
H. B. PARKER
Hay, Oats, and Straw,
X. x m: ns
Brick. Cement, and Sand.
Wood Delivered to Order.
Draying, Teaming, and Express Business
WINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS.
STOCK AND WORKMANSHIP
Boats of Every Description Built.
Shop over Arndt & Perchen'.
IS. HI. Z.E1THEES9.
Slain St. Astoria. Oreiron.
Wheeler & Kipp,
Pluta Gas ai Steam Fitters
Warranted, and Estimates Given.
Iron and tend Pipe, Bath Tubs,
"Water Closets, null Gas
Chimney Pipe, Cheaper than Brick.
JOBBING PROMPTLY ATTENDED TO.
Corner Squemocina and Hamilton Streets,
Por The Finest Groceries.
Por The Freshest Vegetables,
Eor The Most Complete Assortment,
For Absolute Satisfaction.
In Filling and Delivering All Orders,
Family Grocery and Provision Store,
Corner Benton and Chenamus Streets.
Opposite Custom House
TER apply to the Captain, or to
Fall and Winter Campaign Opened
Having mustered all our forces for the coming event we are fully
prepared to present in splendid array, an almost irresistible army of
New and Stylish Goods in all our Departments,
Anxiously awaiting a fearless onslaught on the part of our patrons,
under the able leadership of the invincible General Cash, to whom w
shall gracefully and unconditionally surrender.
Among our latest novelties we direct attention to our
New Ball's Coiled Spring Elastic, Section Corset,
Having secured tho sole agency in this city for this famous brand.
We guarantee to the purchaser perfect satisfaction in every respect,
and the privilege of wearing a corset for three weeks-on trial; if found
deficient the purchase money will be refunded.
THE NEW MODEL
ffisJi'Tlsy Iff "
ffX?VJflLH PUK L Efit IEiiWt'JZI.?l "TT-. . II
A FULL STOCK
Joins. A. Montgomery,
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
A General Assortment of
' HOUSEHOLD GOODS.
Magee Stores and .Ranges
The Best In the market.
Emmblng Roods of all kinds on hand, .fob
work done In a workmanlike manner.
PLUMBING, GAS FITTING, AND CANNERY WORK
Attended to Promptly on Reasonable Terms.
CbennmuH Street, Xext to C I. Parker's Store.
ASTORIA. - - - j013??-
jr. OT.SKX. J. GUSTAFSON. A. JOHNSON.
MARTIN OLSEN &, CO.
FURNITURE 25 BEDDING
Corner 3Ialn and Squcmoqna Streets. Astoria, Oregon.
WIHDOW SHADES AND TRIMMHGiS; WALL PAPER, ETC.
A Complete Stoclx.
PRICES AS CHEAP AS OTALITY WILL AFPORD.
ALL ILIADS OF FITKXITUKE KEIAIBEI JJJTD VAKIVISIIEP.
FOABD & STOKES.
A. FULL 1 ECU OF
Just 2" Lniskaul lu Rett l Stars.
Eben P. Parker.Master.
KorTOWINO, FREIGHT orCHAli
31. IS. PABKEB.
RANGE CAN BE HAD W AS
TOUIA ONLY OF
''H E. B. BAWBB,
CALL AND EXAMINE IT, Y iL
WILL BE PLEASED.
E. K. HAWES Is abo agent for tl.t
M patent CooliDj Siovb
Ana other flrst-class 3i37es.
Furnaco Worfc Steam Fit-
tines, etc.. a specialty
ALWAYS ON HAND.
Hardware and SMj Chandlery
VAN DUSEN & CO.,
Hardware and Ship Chandlery
Pure Oil, fright Varnisli,
Binacle Oil, Cotton Canvas,
Hemp Sail Twine,
Cotton Sail Twine,
Wrought Iron Spikes,
Galvanized Cut Nails,
Faints aud OUiCnmiIii, t,