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MAY 1. IBS'
The troublo batweoa England and
Kassia has been brewing ever
since the Crimean war, and when war
does brciik out it will be as much a
result of that straggle as of aught
else. In that war Bussia was humil
iated and restricted as to the naval
force that she might employ on the
Black sea and was moreover shut out
from Constantinople, the darling ob
ject of her ambition She has ever
since chafed at the restrictions then
thrown around her. Towards the
close of the Busso-Tuikish war a few
years ago, Bussia was about to march
on Constantinople, but there again
England interfered and stopped her,
and Earl Baaconsfleld in the congress
of Berlin made all Europe unite in
curbing her ambition. Bussia, there
fore, looks upon England as a deadly
enemy, and if she can will not be
slow to take revenge. Since the Cri
mean war, she has made good use of
her time in extending her dominions
in Asia, until she is at last almost face
to face with her great rival. Mean
while England has not been idle. She
has extended her dominion largely
too, but especially in Asia. She has
built a system of railroads in India
that enables her to hurl vast masses
of troops readily to the most distant
points of that vast peninsula She
has dethroned an Afghan ameer who
was supposed to be friendly to Bus
sia, and helped to the throne a rival
friendly to herself. She has become
almost undisputed mistress of the
Suez canal which commands the
route to India. A conflict between
her and Bussia has been long looked
forward to as inevitable, and if post
poned now, it will only be to some day
in the near future.
The maharajah of Nopaul's proffer
of "fifteen thousand picked Goork-
has" for service in Afghanistan is one
of those offers that are equally hard
to refuse or to accept. Despite their
small stature, these miniature Mon
tenegrins are certainly the best sol
diers of India. One of them lately
killed a man-eating tiger in the jun
gle with one slash of his huge curved
knife. Another, in a former war, slew
three British soldiers with three suc
cessive blows, the victims being al
most cut in two through their thick
cross-belts. But although tho valor
of tho Goorkhas in 1SS0 dismayed
even tho Afghans themselves, they
were an equal terror to their English
leaders from tho cruelties in which
thoir native ferocity and fierce re
ligious haired of their Musselman
Toes found constant vent. After one
of tho battles near Candahar, a Goork
ha battalion went over the field with
their long knives and literally cut to
pieces every wounded Afghan whom
they found. On another occasion a
Goorkha soldier set fire to the clothing
of a fallen Musselman, and then
danced around him with shrieks of de
light while the poor wretch was slow
ly burning alive.
Money is as necessary as men to
the successful prosecution of mod
ern warfare, and Bussia has none.
The Napoleonic war left her prostrate,
flooded by a paper currency which
pushed the silver ruble to a premium
of 320 per cent. The Crimea left
Bussia over $300,000,000 deeper in
debt, and tho Turkish war as much
more. Indeed, Bns3ia has, in the
last twenty-five years, borrowed over
1,000,000,000; her currency is circa
hating nt a discount of over 30 per
cent., and oven in times of peace the
country is running behind hand at
the rate of from $15,000,000 to $18,
000,000 a year. How long can a coun
try keep up such tremendous borrow
ing? Bussia has been practically
shut out from the English money
market since tho war with Turkey?
the continental markets have been
gradually closing to her, and lately
it has seemed apparent that tho
bankers of Amsterdam and Frankfort
and Berlin hesitate to trust further a
country whose great natural resourc
es havo been left undeveloped, and
whose people have been ground to
the direst poverty.
Ax Atlanta man claims to havo
discovered a new principle in hy
draulics whioh upsets the old theory
that water will not rise in a vacuum
more than thirty -threo feet He says
he can pump water any distance re
quired, and partially proves his asser
tion by pumping it 600 feet without
r valvo and on a direct vertical rise.
The Turkish soldiers are armed
with what is probably the finest mili
tary rifle in tho world the Peabody-Martini-Henri.
These guns, to the
number of 600,000, were manufac
tured a few years ago in this country,
where Turkey buys nearlyall of her
Ax illustration of the worth of a
first-class patent, for a device that
everybody wants to use, is the Bell
telephone patent. The committee of
three appointed by the Ohio legisla
ture to investigate the telephone
companies in Ohio have prepared a
report in which they say there are
about 12,000 complete sets of nnstru
ments in use in the state, all owned
and controlled by the American Bell
Telephone Company, of Boston.
These instruments are leased to the
local companies at an annual 'rental
of $20 for each set, making the total
tribute paid by these local companies
over 200,000. The cost of each set
of instruments did not exceed $3.35.
On instruments which did not cost
the Bell company over 40;000, it re
ceives over $200,000 annually. The
Bell company, before granting fran
chise to a local company, exacts from
30 to 35 per cent, of the stock of the
local company and from 20 to 25 per
cent, of the gross earnings of all toll
The census of 1880 gives the num
ber of persons engaged in gainful oc
cupations as 17,392,000. or 47.31 per
cent, of total persons over ten year3
old. These were engaged in the four
chief line3 of occupation as follews:
Agriculture, 7,G70,000; professional
and personal services, 4,074,000; trade
and transportation, 1,810,000; manu
facturing, mechanical, and mining in
dustries, 3,837,000. In 1870 the num
ber engaged in occupations was 12,-
505,000. Of those in 18S0, 2,647,000
were women. Tho number of persons
over ten jeara of age i3 36,761,000,
leaving 19,369,000 unaccounted for.
The latter number is about equal to
tho number attending school or
physically incapable of labor. The
census shows an increase over 1870 of
about 30 per cent, in population, but
an increase of 39 per cont. in the
number engaged in occupations. This
increase in number in occupations
over the gain in population is account
ed for by the growth of the factory
It is estimated that there are 10,
000,000 or 12,000,000 of inhabitants in
tho Egyptian Soudan, which has an
area of 2,500,000 square miles and
comprises a vast amount of fertile
land along thcltilo and its tributaries.
Threo millions of these people are
Arabs and their kindred, while the
remaining 9,000,000 are of tho negro
race. All the Arabs arc Moslems,
and maDy of tho negro tribes havo
adopted the religion of Mecca and
are faithful followers of the prophet
Tho Pagan negroes have united with
the Arabs in the effort to drive ont
the Egyptians, and though their re
ligions are nnliko they havo n com
mon interest in ridding themselves
of oppression. Most of tho Arab
tribes are on the eastern side of tho
Nile, while most of tho negroes are
on the western.
Gekebal HawiiET. lately startled
the British public by announcing
that London was entirely without de
fense against an enterprising enemy,
who might sail up the Thames, before
ho was expected, and silence tho forts,
as Admiral Porter silenced the ports
below New Orleans. London could
not be defended. If it were cut off
from tho sea, it could not feed itself
for many days. Suppose the emperor
should como to the conclusion that
the outbreak of war was a mere ques
tion of time and should begin the
fight by making a dash at London, as
tho English made a piratical dash at
Copenhagen, without any previous
declaration of war, in 1807? There
are a good many things which Mr.
Gladstone may know and the public
don't know and this may be one of
Sax Franciscaks are discussing
the fee bill published by the San
Francisco medical society, Tho doc
tors and surgeons comprising this or
ganization seem in haste to get rich.
For a day visit the charge is $5; for a
night visit, S10; for an obstetric case,
$50; amputation of leg or arm, $500,
aud so on. It is cheaper to suicide
than die in vbed in San Francisco at
"A Business bureau" at Bangor
sends out a circular declaring that it
is "allied politically to President
Cleveland," and is prepared to re
ceive and forward applications for
office. The managers evidently "be
lieve that in Maine the fools aro not
all dead yet"
A St PETEESBUBa dispatch states
that the Imperial bank of St. Peters
burg has advanced tho government
20,000,000 roubles, as a loan to carry
on war preparations.
CONTRACTOR & BUILDER.
Shop on Concomly Street, opposite Kinney's
SASHES. DOORS. MOULDINGS.
ETC., ON HAND.
Estimates riven and all work warranted to
Friday and Saturday, May 1, 2.
Dan Morris Sullivan's
Mirror of Ireland!
A Hew Combination.
SO Beautiful Scenes, with siiagiii cent moon
light cfleri-, l:i ludin;: :i very
comical play, emit ei.
Sight Seeing :n the Emerald Isles.
Thp full strength of the Company hi New
Songs. Dances. Duets, Jigs. KeeK and
comic Irish anil Dutch plays.
FUN! FUN FOR ALL!
Admission. - - 50 cts., and 81.
Xo extra charge for !escnel Seats on
sale at 'ew York Nflelty fctoie.
Matinee, Saturday, 2 o'clock.
A VERY LARGE STOCK OF
Fine Boots and Shoes
TO BE SOLD AT
EXTREMELY LOW PRICES,
FOR A SnORT TIME OXI.Y.
Come and Get Hare Bargains
SIGN OF THE GOLDEN SHOE.
I. J. ARV0L3), Agt.
Xrs. Malcolm's Millinery Parlors
SPRING AHD SUMMER KATS.
A large am' HtU-olectPd stork on hand.
NEW COODS being secured every day.
Acomt.letellncof Ladies' RKADY-MAOE
UXDKKWHAi:. with prices to suit III
limes. CHF.Al'COKSCT.SascinUy: alo
a Iam ssortinent of the liest tirade ot
COItsETS. Children' SUXBONJCETS.Jilst
All the LATEST NOVELTIES, in SILK
SCARFS. CiOJ.I) and SILVER LACES and
OKNAM ENTS arc key: at thK
ailHinrrj' Honxc in Astoria.
No charpo fnr tiimminx when material is
purchased at the establishment.
Than any o'h
craxotnadc. Hundreds of
tis to its supe
riority. It goes
Deep and Sever
Watches, Jewelry, Clocks,
ASTORIA, .... Oregon.
AH Goods Best Quality, and Low Prices.
Oyster and Chop House.
The Best Cooked to Order in First
WE MAKE A SI'ECIALTV OF
Pine Ice Cream
Alex McCrea & Co.,
Genevieve street, rear of Adler's Cmtal
Palace. Open liny and Xlfchr.
THREE FINE ROOMS IN BUILDING
recently occupied by J. Pilger. Suitable
for offices, etc. Apply to
C. S. OUNDERSON.
A FINE BUSINESS OFFICE. CENTRAL
ly located. Apply at this Office.
THE FINE BUSINESS STORE FORMER
ly occupied by J. Pilger. A desirable
location. Apply to
C. S. OUNDERSON.
fXli AND AFTER THIS DATE WE "WILL
xs not be responsible for any bills or debts
contracted In our name unless accompanied
by a written order from us.
UAPGOOD & CO..
Waterford, W. T., April 29th, 16S3 lw
House to Let.
BOZORTII Ss JOHNS.
Notice from Kong Wing Co.
Tins IS TO NOTIFY ALL "WHOM IT
may concern that I .am Hlng Bo has had
a share In the Kong Wing Co. for about one
year past, said share amounting to Sissoo.
He oves the company on account 2Si.OO,
he now wishes to retire from tha company
and surrender ills said shatc of S15S.U), to
said Ct mpany In partial payment if said ac
count of $285 oo. The company agrees and
he has so surrendered said share and he is
not authorized to do any further business
for said company.
KONG "WING CO.
An Immense Stock
TO BE SOLD AT PRICES LOWER THAN THE LOWEST.
THE EMPIRE STORE,
C1H AS. HEILBORN.
Dealer at Wholesale ani Retail m
Oil Cloth, Wall Fapar,
Window Shades, Mouldings, Etc.
Astoria Furniture Co.,
Furniture, Bedding, Wall Paper. Mirrors,
MonMioi, Carpts, Mattii, Picture Frames, Mow Shales, etc.
Cor. Chenamus and Hamilton Sts. II. I)u BU1SSON, Manager.
In tho corner store, opposite Cole-!
! man's Bank, wo will open :
j Tuesday, the 28th Inst., :
; In a new store to bo named, j
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The Low Price Store,
Where will be found n well assorted stock ot
Having taken advantage of the depression in business cir
cles and buying for C1SIIJ)WX we have secured goods
at surprisingly LOW FIGURES, and consequently offer every
thing at liners never before heard of In Astoria.
TO THE nEADS OF FAMILIES we would respectfully
recommend a. nice line of
At from 62 to 3 below regular priecs. In fact, it Is
our desire to offer to the public of Astoria, the same advantages
enjoyed by people of larger cities.
We are anxious to please. Come and take a look.
Orders from the Country will receive prompt DISPATCH.
A Discount to the Trade.
ASTORIA, - - - OREGON
TniS INSTITUTION, UNDER CARE OF
the Sisters of Chanty, h now ready loi
the reception of patients.
Private rooms Tor taa arcnminodatlon ol
PatlenL: admitted at all liouis, day or night.
No physician has exclusive right, even
patient is free to and hii3 the privilege or
employing any physician they prefer.
United States Marine
Seamen who pay Hospital Duos, are enti
tled to Free care and attendance at this Hos
pital during: sickness. Permits most be ob
tained for United States Marines at the Cus
StSTKRS of CnAniTv
Sol 6i Jewelry,
Scarf Piis, Chains, Watcies, 1
Pianos and Organs or tho Best I
mnhc nt the Lowest Prices. '
Tho finest stock of Jewelry In Astoria.
7"A!I goods warranted as represented.
GUSTAV HANSEN, JEWELER.
Notice of Administratrix Sale.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT BY
virtue of an order made by tho County
Court or Clatsop County. State of Oregon,
on the 7th day of April, 1S35. 1 will on the
llth day of May, 1683, at the Court house
door In said county, at the hour of two
o'clock in the afternoon of said day sell at
public auction to the hiehest bidder for
cash, subject to confirmation by said court,
the tollon ins described real estate, to-wit:
Lot numbered one (1) ol block numbered
119, and the cast ten feet of lot numbered
two (2) of said block, all in the town of As
toria, as laid out and recorded by John M.
Sulrely in said county.
Administratrix of the estate of Isaac Foster,
The Seaside Bakery
Delivered in any Part ot the City.
FINE CAKES A SPECIALTY.
Home-Made Candy Made Daily:
The Trade Supplied:
A First Class Establishment. Prices to
suit the times.
F. B. ELBERS0N, Prop'r.
SEE THAT YOU GETz:
OllOlce rwl ly
For Sale la Lois to Suit.
By WILSON' fc FISHER,
Or 3XBSOX, CHURCH A CO.,
Will bo allowed
On Time Deposits.
Drafts on all the Leading Cities.
Wm. T. Coleman & Co.
Manager Banking Department,
A FINE HOUSE AND LOT SITUATED
on Benton street ; will be sold for $300.
Apply to this office.
Family Groceries, Provisions
and Freshest Vegetables
Low Dowzi Priees 1 !
Corner Benton and Chenamus Sireeis,
Opposite Custom House Square.
Hay, Oats, ani Straw, Line, Brici, Cement, Sana and Plaster
- Wood Delivered to Order. firajla?. Teaialu? and Express Business.
Sfeai , fgM I- .n,;
IER apply to ihe Captain, or to
THE NEW MODEL
A FUIiL STOCK
Tin, Sheet Iron and Copper Ware.
A General Assortment of
Magee Stoves and Kanges
The Best in the market.
Pmmbtng goods of all kinds on band. Job
work dons In a workmanlike manner
PLUMBING, GAS FITTING, AND CANNERY WORK
Attended to Promptly on Reasonable Terms.
Cbeaainas Street, Sext to CJ lu Parker's Store.
M. OLSEN. J. GUSTAF50N. A. JOITNPOX.
MARTIN OLSEN & CO.
Corner Slain and Mquemoqua Streets. Antoria, Oregon.
WIHDOW SHADES AND TRIMK; WALL PAPER, ETC
A Complete Stock.
PEICES AS CHEAP AS aUALITY WILL ATFOBD.
ATX KINDS OF FUKK1TUKE REPAIRED AXI VARNISHED.
Change of Agency.
We hare appointed
MR. O. F. MORTON
Our Selling and Collecting Agent at Astoria.
All those wishing to purchase a first-class
SBTFJA'O MACHINE, or to make pay
ments due us will please call on Mr. Morton.
Headquarters at B. S.WORSLEY'S Sales
room. The Singer Mf g Co.,
92 Morrison Street, Portland, Or.
Garnahan & Go.
I. W. CASE,
IMP0RTJBB8 AND WHOLESALE AND
RETAIL DEALEBS IK
Corner Chenamus and Cass streets.
ASTORIA .... OKEGON
$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,
Eepreaeatlng a Capital of $67,000 OOO.
B. VAN DU8BN. Agent.
ber. P. PnA?r,fnsfer.
For TOWING. FUEIGIIT orCHAK
II. 55. 1M.HKE35.
i:ange can be had in a
top.ia only of
at: i: .N't
CAM. AND EXAMINE IT. Y iU
WILL BE PLEAbED.
K. K. HAWES is aNo aneiit for ta?
Ana other first-class S37e'.
Fnrnaco Worir. Stoara Fit
tiuKa. oto., a spocitrlty.
ALWAYS ON HAND.
Hardware and Ship Clianfllery
Hardware and Ship Chandlery
Pnre Oil, Bright Tarnish,
Binacle Oil, Cotton Canvas,
Hemp Sail Twine,
Cotton Sail Twine,
Wronght Iron Spikes,
Galvanized Cnt Nails,
Paints and Oils. Groceries, ete.
m to Sell?
IN THE MATTEK OF
Rags, Bottles, Old Metal,
or Junk of Any Sort,
FOARD & STOKES
Will give you tho best price for it.
Do You Want to Buy
From a Belaying Pin to a Hawser; from a
Block to an Anchor.
You Can Get what You Want
at P0ARD& STOKES.
Headquarters at bnildiny. east end of
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