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newspaper published on the Columbia
Tho 12th inst., will bs Chinese New
The circuit court aud county court
Rov. Jno. Gantenbein will officiate at
the Baptist church at 2:30 this P. M.
Prof. A. Ii. Francis writes that he will
be in Astoria to-morrow on business.
An eastern dispatch says that the ed
itor of Harper's Weekly has gone crazy.
Well! ho didn't have far to go.
Tho Oregonian has a new werd:
'apocatastasis." The chrcmatisticality
of its meaning is "to crawfish.'"
Rev. "V. S. Hamlin has returned from
Seattle and will hold regular sorrices in
tho Congregational church to-day.
The Oregon made o quick trip this
time, being off the bar at two yesterday
morning. The Quren sails tc-day.
'Monte Crista"" was Dumas' master
piece. See it at Occidental hall next
Tuesday night. Reserved seats at New
York novelty store.
Capt. Perry of the Geo. S. Homer is
suffering from the measles His good
ship is about ready to go, which makes it
In these days of newspaper retrench
ment it is a pleasure to note such im
provement as tho Salem Statesman
presents. It is a newsy paper and always
Tho celebrated Grismer-Davios com
bination will appear in the great play of
"Monte Crislo"' at Occidental hall next
Tuesday evening. Reserved seals at New
York Novelty store.
The steamer Empire, on her way down
from Nanaimo, when fifty-three miles
south southeast of Cape Flattery, picked
up a new can buoy, painted red and
marked in white "No. 2."
A fight ft George Hill's saloon last
night about 10:30 resulted in a couple of
arrests, those that got the worst of it be
ing hauled to jail, they singing in the
merry moonlight as they went along.
Tub Astoman's Salem special says
that the senatorial vote yesterday was
distributed as follows. 1). F. Bohham,
3G: Hirsch, 20; George, 3; Hare, C; "Wil
liams. 3; Johnson, 3; Kelsey,. Failing,
4; Hill, 4; Fulton, 1; Boise. 1; Crawford,
1; blank, 1; absent, 2.
Speaker pro tem "Members-elect of
the asembly will please pass thoir creden
tials to tho clerk's desk." Old Member
"Mr. Speaker, I left my credentials at
the hotel, but I have something here that
I think will prove I am duly a member of
this body.' "What is itr "A railroad
There is an item going tho rounds of
the state and territorial press to the ef
fect that tho faro between hero and San
Francisco has been reduced. There is
nothing in it. Every thing is just tho
same even the primage, and Messrs.
Alexander, Bolles and Pohlman the
three efficient fcaptains are getting
independently rich from that source
There was a spirited debate at Salem
last Friday over Mr. Leinenweber's bill
regarding the increase of pilots' fees on
the Columbia. Ho urged in defense of
the bill that nothing like justice had been
done toward Columbia river pilots for
the last two years. The bill in substance
fixes the rate at Si per foot instead of the
present rates. The bill passed by a vote
of 50 to t:
During January nineteen foreign car
goes cleared from tho Columbia, mostly
for Quecnstown; the Western Belle
cleared for Copenhagen on the 20th,
wheat laden, tho first Danish shipment
from the Columbia. Tho nineteen vessels
carrying January's exports take 8G8,837
bus. wheat, worth 033,371, and 21,83S
bbls flour, worth S93,2."2 a total value
"Old wine to drink, old songs to sing,
old friends to greet,' are claimed to be
concommitauts of good times. Tne
quality of age Ls esteemed in different
ways. In China they think old eggs are
best, and as the years go by, eggs laid
carefully away becomo high priced and
only attainable by gourmands. A pickled
egg forty or fifty years old, black
throughout and highly odorous, Ls a rare
Kate Castleton is having rather hard
luck with her husbands. Some time ago
she married a man named Freeman, who,
it appears, had served a term in states
prison for bank burglary, and that ended
that matrimonial speculation. Phillips,
her present husband, who knocked her
down and robbed her in Winnipeg recent
ly, narrowly escaped the penalty of the
law for having shot a man in Texas some
time ago during a drunken brawl.
The five pistol shots heard last Friday
night were yesterday found to have been
caused by a desperate encounter between
(jeo. iluler and a Chinese chicken thief.
Hiller was awalcened by tho squawk of a
pullet and rushing out found the China
man disappearing over tho fence back of
his residence on Court street. Ho fired
and as he climed over the fence "spang"
went a bullet by his ear from tho China
man's revolver. Hiller fired twice more
at tho Chinaman who dropped the chick
en and skipped. There was somo very
poor shooting done, but then the night
was cloudy. There will be a funeral in
Chinatown somo of these fine days uu
leB3 they change their ideas regarding
tho acquisition of property.
The Blighted affections assurance Co.,
limited, of London, has issued a pros
pectus. Some enterprising tmderwritor
may apply for tho Oregon agency. Tho
prospectus reads "Tho object of this office
is to guarantee the affections of lovers,
or in caso of blighting, to offer suitable
pecuniary compensation. Its advantages
are manifold. Pecuniary compensation
is grateful to a wounded spirit; tho law
recognizes its justice, and continual cases
of breach of promise testify to its popu
larity. But then tho public exhibition of
heart-strings involved, and the publica
tion of gushing correspondence in tho
newspapors have their httle unpleasant
ness. We avoid all that. There is no
publicity. The compensation is liberal
and the security undoubted."
George Gueisten was tried in a Port
land justice court last Friday on a charge
of violating a state law by having moun
tain trout in his possession out of season.
Several experts testified that the fish in
question wero sea trout. Guestin said
the members of the finny Cribo were sent
to him from Tacoma as sea trout. On
the side of tho state several gentlemen
testified that they wero mountain trout,
and not sea trout. The judge consid
ered the evidence sufficient to warrant
him in holding Gueistin to answor bofore
the grand jury, and fixed his bonds at
300. A fish was selected from the lot
and placed in an oblong tin box filled
with alcohol, and will be sent to the
Smithsonian Institute at Washington to
have them settle the point as to which
species tho fish belong.
In the house last Friday Mr. Leinen
weber's bill to increase tho salaries of the
circuit judges of tho state was brought
up for discussion. Gilbert opposed tho
bill, as he was not in favor of increasing
or decreasing the salary of any judge or
any other officer while in office. He said
the judge had been elected with a full
knowledge of the salary, and ho was in
favor of amending tho bill so as to have
it take effect after the expiration of the
terms of the present incumbents. Veatch
was of the same opinion as Gilbert. He
thought there were plenty of competent
men who could be found to fill the posi
tions at the present salaries. Gilbert's
motion to recommit for amendment was
lo3t, and the bill being put on its passage
failed to pass by a vote of 2G to 31. The
last vote was at once reconsidered, and,
on motion, recommitted for amendment.
ANOTHER SUIT AGAINST THE O. & V. It. P.
Another suit has been commenced in
the United States Circuit Court against
the Oregon and California Railroad com
pany by tho Farmers' Loan and Trust
Company, of New York. It is alleged by
tho plaintiff corporation that on tho 1st
day of June, 1881, the Oregon and Cali
fornia Railroad had become invested
with the right and was entitled to con
struct a railroad and telegraph lino from
Portland, Oregon, to connect with the
California aud Oregon line in California,
also from Portland to Astoria and other
points. Tho Oregon and California Rail
road company, in pursuance of its arti
cles of incorporation and by virtue of a
resolution adopted by the directors, is
sued first mortgage "bonds limited to
the rate of 20,000 for each mile of rail
road to bo constructed. Upon this reso
lution 0,000,000 of bonds were issued.
The Farmers' Loan and Trust Company
is tho custodian and trustee of a largo
number of these bonds, and allege that
the Oregon aud California Company is
in default in the payment of the interest
due on the coupons due January 1, 18S.".
Plaintiff believes tho Oregon and Cali
fornia Railroad Company to bo insolv
ent and that the first mortgage bonds
are inadequate security. They wish a
receiver appointed, tho mortgage fore
closed and that tho court dispose of the
effects of the company in accordance
with tho provisions contained in tho first
mortgage. The amount sought to be re
covered, including interest, foots up 7,
000,000. Columbia Hirer Improvement.
A largo number of bids were opened
yesterday afternoon in the office of tho
United States engineers, by Lieutenant
Burr, who has charge in the absence of
Captain Powell in the east. The bids
were for tho construction of a wharf
and trestlo at the mouth of the Columbia,
and for four barges to be used in trans
porting stone. A long list of printed
specifications had been furnished to ap
plicants, with tho result that tho bids,
wnen com parea were anyiumg out easuy
understood. Most of the bids were given
upon separate specifications, such as so
much for furnishing rock, or timber, or
piling, and a groat deal of figuring will
have to be done by tho clerks before tho
bids can be compared understandingly.
One specification is for 23,000 tons of
rock to be delivored at the jetty in pieces
weighing less than COO pounds. The va
rious specimens of rocks packed up into
the engineers' office under the contract
ors' arms would go quite a ways toward
building the jetty. The bids for the fur
nishing of this rock range all tho way
from $18,000 to $25,000. Who will got
the contracts may not bo known for sev
eral days. Oregonian, Jan. 31.
Something LILe Coffee.
About twenty years ago there wa3 an
editorial genius in Oregon named L. P.
Hall and the craft, owing to his gigantic
proportions, gave him the name of "Long
Primer Hall;" by this name tho big
brained, big-bodied and big-souled quill
driver was known all along the coast.
"Long Primer's" besetting vice was a too
ardent love of the ardent ho would sel
dom sit down to his breakfast coffee un
til half a pint of old rye had opened the
way for it; and then, of course tho coffee
was always insipidly weak. He was run
ning a paper at some interior town in
Oregon. He "bached," and the offico boy
was cook, and mischievous enough for
the appellation given a printer's appren
tice. The "devil" thought one morning
ho would stop "Long Primer's" growling
by making his coffee strong enough, and
with that object in view ho dropped a
plug of tobacco into the boiling pot. He
then took a good position at tho open
door for escape, if necessary, while he
watched the result. Tho editorial giant
first fastidiously tested a saucerful: and
then emptying tho contents of the cup
and refilling it, he smacked his lips and
said, "now there's sense in that that's
At Carl AilIer.s,Ogilvie's Popular Read
ing, j0. 14.
Hot T.uucli, at the Telephone
From 11 to 2 every day.
nil.I. OP FAKE TO-DAY.
Rare Roast Beef.
Pork and Beans. Etc etc
Furnished ICooms To I.ct.
Apply to Mrs. Muxsox.
Does not make any second-class Pic
tures at his Now Gallery, No. GlKtOn
Jell opened nis new saloon "The
Telephone' last night.
The boss saloon of AstorTaT"Thc Tel
ephone' was opened last night
One of the finest billiard" tables on the
coast at JcfTs "Tclplione."
Private card rooms at Jeffs new sa
For Dinner Parties to order, at bhort
notice, go to rant t aure's.
Mrs, Brvce would respectfully an
nouce to the ladies of Astoria that she is
prepared to do dressmaking in all its
branches at her rooms on Cass St, op
posite Odd Fellows building.
What It Cots When Paid for. in Court
and Ont of Court.
Sharon's Expoiuhe Experience nith 3ita
IHII-Hoit John W. Iackar Downed
Tito Swindlers O'llrlcn's Fore
Six Fjuxcisco, Jan. 20.- Senator
Sharon is beginning to realize that Judge
Sullivan's decision, declaring the validity
of Sarah Althea Hill's claim to wifehood
is something more than as he. in his first
burst of rage termed it, "A d d fool's
decision, not worth the ink it took to
write it." The senator is in a whirlpool of
trouble and vexation, all growing out of
this decision. What makes Sharon an
grier than even the thought of what it is
going to cost him to get out of the snarl,
is the fact that many of his friends are
disposed to chaff him on the result, and
those who dare do it frequently amuse
themselves by sly references to tho sena
tor's new found 'happiness," spiced oc
casionally with delicate inquiries as to
the health of the bnde. Notwithstand
ing it is the opinion of the whole bar of
the city that Sullivan's decision was, to
saj the least of it, strained as to law
and at variance with facts, there are
many who believe that it will cost Sharon
a great deal of time, a great deal of an
noyance and a vast sum of money to get
the decision reversed.
The supremo court of California asnow
organized is a very conservative body.
The chief justice is a rigid Catholic and
a stern moralist. Another justice is a
strict religionist of Puritanic faith, and
still another is n Virginian, with all tho
southern prejudices against laxity in tho
marriage relation or out of it. From
these threo justices Mr. Sharon may hops
for very little sympathy, and it is a toss
up if they will not prefer to allow Sulli
van's decision to stand rather than by
setting it aside even appear to look
leniently upon Sharon's acknowledged
immorality with tho fair Sarah.
Sullivan" is a very young judge, but
very few indeed none are Tccnllcd of
his decisions have been reversed. He is
not yet 32 years old. Ho graduated from
tho University of California but a few
years ago, and studied law in this city.
Ho was elected a school director in 1S77,
aud was the youngest member of the
board. In 1SS0 ho was nominated by tho
Democratic sand lot combination to a
superior judgeship, and to the surprise
of everybody, on account of his youth
ind inexperience, was elected. He stands
well with tho bar, aud ho certainly ac
quitted himself well and patiently in the
long and vexatious trial of the cause.
But it is not alone tho chagrin, morti
fication and chaffing of friends that an
noys Sharon. There is something more
serious than that that worries. In the
first place, there is the question of ali
mony and counsel fees. Sarah Althea
moves for 10,000 counsel fees and r,000
a month alimony to date, from the time
the litigation began (fourteen months
ago;. Judge Sullivan will grant the mo
tion ho cannot do otherwise. Sharon
will rofuse to pay; then comes action to
punish the senator for contempt of court
and so the old man must tumble about in
a tub of hot water for months to come.
But worso than all is the cloud upon his
estate. So long as tho decision stands,
Sarah is in law his wife, and ho can
neither sell or transfer any of his prop
erty without her consent or signature.
Already has this restriction been felt in
Washington, where negotiations for tho
sale of some valuablo property to Secre
tary Frelinghuysen and others have been
suspended because Sharon, on account of
these complications, cannot give a clear
title. It is believed here that these aud
tho other vexations attending the unex
pected decision will force Sharon into a
compromise. Indeed, tho compromise
might havo been effected already had it
not been for Sarah's counsel, who will
not permit her to accept for herself a rea
sonable sum and call it quits. They have
a cast-iron contract with her, which has
just been published and recorded, by
which they are to have half of all she re
covers. Judge Tyler says he considers
his share alone worth 500,000, and ho
will not take a cent less.
It is a disgusting business nil around,
and illustrates more sharply the troubles
which tho immorality of California mil
lionaires brings upon them. There is no
state in the Union where wealthy men
are so unmindful of social, moral and
domostic obligations us in California.
It is one of the most remarkable features
of social lifo here, and a disgraceful re
flection upon our social economy. Tho
number of largo estates in this city alone
which havo been attacked before and af
ter tho death of their owners by pseudo
wives, acknowledged mistresses, victims
of seduction, and blackmailers generally,
it would take newspaper columns to re
cord. From tho time that Laura Fair
blackmailed, then killed Judge Critten
den, until the present, nearly every very
rich man has had his pursuing of Nemesis
in psltiooaLs. But few havo escaped.
Now and then one fights and wins, as
in the caso of John Mackay, who was
indirectly assailed somo seven years ago
by a brace of English adventurers Wil
liam H. and Amelia Smallman. Theso
two arrived in San Francisco in 1S7.1,
from London, and put up at tho Grand
hotel. The woman, who was plump and
voluptuous, managed to becomo acquaint
ed with Mackay, who frequently came
down from tho mines. She also man
aged on one or two occasions to got him
to take her out riding. It does not seem
that the woman intended to blackmail
Mackay at first. Her scheme, as it was
afterwards developed, was to havo the
appearance or being on good terms with
him, and on the strength of that get
money from others to invest in stocks
on tho pretense that Mackay was giving
her points. This was a comparatively
easy and safo game, audit worked wofl
until a widow lady, who had given Mrs.
Smallman 3000 to invest, lost her mon
ey, got mad and had Mrs. Smallman
arrested for swindlinc. Tho defendant's
defense was that she had not deceived
the lady; that Mr. Mackay was her friend,
and had given her points. This made
Mackay pngry, and ho published a card
denouncing Mrs Smallman as an impos
tor. Then the woman boldly sent Mac
kay word that, as ho had been intimate
with her, if he didn't sustain her in her
hour of affliction, her husband would
sue him for seduction of his wife with
damagos at 100.000. Complaint on this
suit was actually prepared and a copy
sent to Mackay, but it was never filed in
court, for Mackay's Irish blood got up to
boiling heat, and he had both tho Small
mans arrested for attempt at blackmail
the very same night, Tho millionaire
never let up a minute nntil he had them
both indicted, tried, and sentenced to
four years in the penitentiary. Both
served their terms.
Not so lucky, however, in resisting tt
tacks and punishing assailants are the
estates of dead men, These are almost
invariably made to bleed, and bleed co
piously. Some few years ago an eccen
tric Frenchman died here possessed of a
cool million or so. He had no heirs here,
but thero were a scoro of nephew3 and
nieces in France. When his will was
opened it was found that he had provided
liberally for all. and to Sallio Hinchley,
n former well-known actress who has
lived hero for many years, ho had
left an annuity of" 200 a month,
to be paid her so long as she liv
ed. But Sallie pooh-poohed this
provision. She logan suit at once,
olaimed to be the wife, and to have dow
or rights and all that, and she made such
a hubbub as to scare the French heirs
out of their wits, and they gladlv com
promised. Sallie took 50,000 in cash in
lien of her annuity and 103.000 be
sides. She now lives in fino style here,
and though no longer a young woman
by any means, Ls attractive and leads n
quiet and respectable life.
A BONANZA KIXlS FOBETHOCanT.
W. S. O'Brien, tho dead bonanza mon
arch, thought he would save scandal and
money by fixing up matters with all his
chcr amies beforo his death. "Uncle
Billy' had been one of the boys m his
earlier days and later on at the period of
his affiuenco he had not forgotten the
companions of his more youthful joys.
It was said that there were no less than
four ladies who lived handsomely at Mr.
O'Brien's expense during hi3 later years.
Not that they were all his mistresses bj
any means, but at some time or other in
their lives ho had relations with them,
and he felt tho obligation to caro for
them. "Uncle Billy" was sick several
months beforo he died and during his ill
ness he took his old partner and friend
Flood into his confidence, and between
them they provided for all tho ladies in
tho handsomest manner. To each was
deeded tho beautiful houso sho dwelt in
and a sufficient sum to support it, to
gether with furniture, horses, carriages,
etc. Humor put the cost of all this to
Uncle Billy's estate at 000,000, but it was
all douc quietly, and not a soul but Flood
knew. From each of tho ladies was
taken a cast iron document signed, sealed
and delivered, releasing W. S. O'Brien
and his cstato from any claim whatso
ever. But Uncle Billy forgot one inamorata
of the days of his poverty. A Mexican
woman in humblo life called one day at
the Nevada Bank not long after O Bri
en's death and asked to see Mr. Flood.
The latter recognized her at once. Sho
had been a "friend" of Uncle Billv's
when Flood and O'Brien kept the "Auc
tion liuucu and bnloon. ' Tho woman
who seemed quite poor, asked if Mr.
O'Brien had not left hor somo liltlo keep
sake: Flood said he had not. "He must
havo forgotten me," sho said, and then
she pulled from her pockets a bundle of
yellow, faded love letters of Undo Billy's,
written m a mixture of pretty bad .n-
glish aud horriblo Spanish, and said:
"He used to think so much of me, I was
greatly shocked to hear of his death."
MM.rt trfairtitn 17rl Mnf .lot- ftw on41t!n 1.l-
LlID nU IU UIU UUV 4UJ2V AUL &4J lUlUJj) LTUI
tho cool-headed Flood knew that he mnst
got thoso letters, for an innocent woman
with that budget was too dangerous n
quantity to allow to run loose in a com
munity filled with hungry and unscrupu
lous lawyers. Ho sent for his co-executor.
J. V. Coleman, nephew of Uncle Billy,
nnd tho two took the woman into a private
room. Whatever took place there no
body knows, but tho ilettors passed into
Flood's possession, nnd it was afterward
learned that the O'Brien estate was
charged with 10,000, "legal expenses in
securing certain quit'claim deeds."
Tho dead Ralston was a proy to adven
turesses as long as he lived. Ho was a
man of open immoralities, and num
bered his mistresses by the dozen. His
bachelor apartments on Commercial
street, which occupied a whole floor and
wero fitted up in regal style, were tho
scene of many a champagne supper to a
choice but soiled coteno of friends. Af
ter his death his estate was not openly
attacked, for tho excellent reason per
haps, that there was nothing to be gained
by it, for Ralston died a pauper. Sharon,
who took charge of hi3 affairs and wouud
up the estate, did, however, pay some
small sums to two or three of the women
who had been dependent upon Ralston,
and by that means secured "quitclaim
deedsj" so to speak. Out of the wreck of
the Jtalsion estate was saved for his wid
ow the country residence known as "Lit
tlo Belmont" and 7.",000 to support tho
family. This has all been dissipated.
Mrs. Ralston got into evil habits and
contracted evil associations. Her prop
erty is now all gone, and she has, it is
believed, wholly lost the respect of her
old friends and her family.
The late Gon. Colton, whose epistolary
contributions to tho science of railway
jobbory and bribery a year or moro ago
occasioned no little comment, is another
who left a legacy to his administrators
in the form of a brevet-widow. At the
time of his death there were whispers
that Colton'a injuries, which ended in his
decease, were not the result of a fall from
a horse, as was given out, but wero in
flicted in a midnight encounter with an
amorous prowler whom he had encoun
tered in his (Colton's) bird-cage. Of
course such a story could not be verified.
As it was, thero was enough of a scandal
for Stanford and Crocker and tho Colton
family to hush up. Of course tho mis
tress had no rights, nnd could assert
none, but she could make a lot of mis
chief and kick up a dreadful scandal, so
sho was paid 20,000 and told to go to
Europe and never corao back. Sho went.
Of tho attacks that may in future be
made en the estate of those now living it
is useless to speak. Thero will, of course,
be plenty of them. One almost shudders
at the trouble in store. All California
millionaires who maintain separate do
mestic establishments should tako early
warning from tho falo of Sharon.
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BETTING ON BOTJI SIDES.
Hott a Sportin? Man Took Adrantaze of "The
"Who did I bet on?" echoed a young
man who seemed to be flush with money;
"who did I bet on? Well, I bet on both
Cleveland and Blaine, I did. Sure thing,
3ou know. You don't see how it was
done? It was this way: The morning
after election tho papers said that Clevo
land was elected. It looked that way for
a fact, and Blaine stock was pretty low.
But I put up 500 that morning on
Blaine, my tickets calling for about
$1500, tho average odds in my favor be
ing two to one. You remember how the
evening news changed the thing eround.
In tho evening the Blaine men were jubi
lant and the odds were nearly reversed.
I saw a scheino right ahead and put up
500 on Cleveland. I took the short side
again, you see. My tickets now called for
3000 in all for 1500 no matter which
"Next morning Cleveland was on top
again and Blaine was the short man at
tho poolrooms. But I had no monev.
having put up my last dollar. Going to
Riley, I says: 'Riley here are 3000
worth of tickets, each half of them repre
senting 1500. and and ono or the other
are sure to win. You tako these tickets
and go mo credit for 1000. 'Riley
agreed, and so I put 500 more on Blaine,
tho odds being in my favor two to one
again. I saw right there that the nows
was being manipulated in New York to
give tho big losers a chance to hedgo
and also givo the evening papers a chance
to sell. That night Blaine again had tho
call at odds, and I put my remaining 500
" Just as I thought, next morning
Cleveland was strong again. The morn
ing papers had real nows. I was tempted
to put everything on Cleveland, but I
made up my mind that a man who
wouldn't stay by a suro thing such as I
had was a fool. So I went to ltiley again
and says: 'Hero aro checks for 3300,
about 1000 sure, no matter which man
wins. Put these in your safo and givo
me a card for 1500.' Ho consented and
I put G00 of this on Blaine, getting odds
of three to one. That evening Blaine
was ahead again and a lot of Cleveland's
backers were frightened into hedging
and tho crowd thought Blaine was tho
winner. I put up my S00 on Cleveland,
odds of nearly two to one. Next day
betting was slow and all on Cleveland,
and 1 quit. When I sized up I found I
had invested 1000. If Blaine' should he
declared elected 1 would draw out .4900,
and if Cleveland won I rould draw 4100.
So you see I had a dea. sure thing of a
big winner, with no chance at all to
lose. I ain't the only man that played
tho game here." Chicago Herald.
H THE PASTRY
VanSHa, Ircon, Oranco, etc, flavor
CnUca, Cream, Patldlncc, fec.t ni dell
catcJy and naturally as tho frnlt from
which they aro made.
For Strcngtli and True Fruit
Flavor Tliey Stand Alone.
PRE7ABE0 BY THE
Prlco Baking Powder Co.,
Chicago, III. St. Louis, Mo.
Dr. Prices Cream Baking Powder
Dr. Price's Xupulin Yeast Gems,
Bet Dry ZIor Tcnit.
FOR SALE 33Y GROCERS.
XiU ilAKE DCT OSE QUALITY.
The best dry hop yeast In the world.
Bread raised by this yoast Is Hght.whlte
nnd wholesome like our grandmothor'9
CROCERS SELL THEM.
PREPARED BY THE
Price Baking Powder Co.,
ManTrs of Dr. Price's special FtoYorwz Extracti,
Chicago, III. St. Louis, Mo.
For sale by CnTixo.MnuLK & Co., .Agents
At Franlr ITalrc?s.
Board for S22-"0 a month. The best
in the city. Dinner from 5 to 7.
Jeff's new saloon, the "Telephone,' was
opened last evening. It is new all
through; the building is new, the fur
niture ana lutings are new ana of ele
gant finish and the proprietor has put
m some new ideas that will commend
themselves to the patrons of the Tele-
puuue. r.veryimng auoui. me piacc is
first class, the wines and liquors -of the
best, and Jeff will exert himself to make
it pleasant for anyone who calls. lie
has put up and fmelj furnished a first
class establishment and no cosier place
can be found in the city in which to
meet a friend or join in a social glass.
The Best Evidence
OEthe merits of a remedy is tho effect
on the system, so there can be no doubt
mat tne California i lg yrup Uompany
is pursuing the wisest plan possible to
make known the wonderful efficacy of
Syrup of Figs forall the ills arising from
an inactive condition of the Liver, Kid-
liC 3. OIUIUUC1I iUlU JLXIWU1S, 111 glVlIlg
away sample bottles free of charge. Ask
our enterprising druggists W. E. De
ment sc KX). ior a iree sample bottle, or
you can buy large bottles for fifty cents
or one dollar
SPECIAL MNOUNCEMENT !
A teat Miction Sale in Men's
On account of an overstock in these goods I shall offer for cash,
during the next 30 days, the following lines regardless of cest:
Mixed Cassimere Overcoats,
Gray Mixed Reversible
California Doeskin t;
Heavy Chinchilla "
Brown Beaver Dress "
Blue Beaver " "
Black Diagonal "
Gray Chinchilla "
Huntsman Green Melton
Blue Germania Beaver
Brown Chinchilla "
Blue Chinchilla "
New Shade, Satin lined, Dress
Agents for :
Little Giant j
For Fine Stationery, School Books, Blank Books,
Sheet Music, Musical Instruments, Variety,
Goods, Etc., Etc.
Subscriptions received for any Periodical published at
yew Stock Arri Yin? Dally.
$67,000,000 Capital !
Liverpool and London and Globe.
North British and Mercantile
Of London and Edinburgh.
Old Connecticut of Hartford,
COMMERCIAL OF CALIFORNIA
Fire Insurance Companies,
Representing a Capital of $67,000 OOO.
B. VAN DUSEN. Ai;ent.
D. A. MclNTOSH
Keeps constantly on hand a full stock of the best made
In Business Suits and Dress Suits.
Also the largest stock and the newest patterns in
French and American Cassimeres, "Worsteds, Cloths,
Scotch and English. Tweeds.
Which will be made up to order in the very latest styles and at the Iowot prices.
PIT GTJARAN TEED.
HATS in all the Latest and Standard Shape's.
A. complete line of
Gents7 FnrnisMng Goods.
The Leading Clothier, Hatter and Gents' Furnisher.
at $9.00 for
GERMANIA BEER HALL
BOTTLED BEER DEPOT,
Chenamus Street, Astoria.
The Best oi Lager 5 Cis. a Glass.
Orders for the Celebrated
Columbia Brewery Beer
Left at this place will be promptly
aNo cheap San Francisco Beer sold at
Wm. BOCK, Proprietor.