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Good music is sometimes hard to
Tho Telephone left for Portland yester
day at two o'clock and is due this after
noon. "W. B. Hoadinjjton is putting np a largo
boarding house for the Clatsop Mill Co.,
east of tho mill.
The Oregon canio in yesterday after
noon; tho State sailed: the lionila
crossed out in tho forenoon.
There will b9 divine service on board tho
British Army, lying at tho O. It. & N.
Co.'s dock, at 4 p. m.. Kev. J. McCormac
The German Evangelical congregation
will hold divine service in the Presby
terian church at half-past two this after
noon, Itov. J. A. Olingen officiating.
Yesterday afternoon tho American tmd
Canadian Lacrosse club3 played a match
for the championship at Portland, best
throe in five. Tho American team won
three straight games.
The Stale yesterday took out 1,C91
cases salmon; 1,509 from the Cutting
Packing company, and 1D1 from tho
Washington; 75 sks oysters, 82 sks bones,
and 5 tons general merchandise.
There will be no services in tho M. E.
church to-day. Sabbath school as usual
at 12. ltev. A. J. Joslyn will arrive hero
with his family about the 25th, and will
fill tho pulpit for tho coming year.
The bark British Army, with 57,100
bushels wheat aboard, camo down stream
yesterday and docked at the O. It. & N.
wharf. The American ship T. F. Oakcs,
1893 tons, from San Pedro, Cal., in bal
last, is outside with pilot aboard.
Cashing Cornet band were around last
night and favored Tire Astoman with
soruo choico music. Thanks for the treat,
for it was a treat. Tho bo3's have devel
oped wonderful aptitude and have a nras
ical organization second to nono in tho
The force employed on tho government
work at the bar is being diminished, and
it is thought active operations will close
about tho 1st pros. A start has been
made, and how fast the work shall pro
gress depends upon congressional action
The victorious Puritan will be sold at
auction in New York next "Wednesday.
She was built by nine members of an
eastern yacht club expressly to defend
the America's cup. The cost was $30,
000. It is said sho will not bring more
than 15,000. She is almost worthless
excopt for racing.
John J. Cummings, of Seattle and
Portland, a contractor, has had a check
ered career recently as sub-contractor of
the San Francisco bridge company and
harbor commissioner. He has decamped
from San Francisco with 1.200 in cash,
leaving bills of 12,000. lie haB been in
every town from Arizona to British Co
lumbia within tho last decade.
Tho law school of the university of
Oregon will open its second session in
Portland on October 14th. The school
is located at 170K Second street. It is
the only institution of its kind on tho
northwest coast, and has been said to be
"ahead of tho times," but nevertheless is
deserving of patronage by the public
Its faoulty is a brilliant ouo and com
prises such legal lights as Hon. Mathow
P. Deady, Judges E. D, Shattuck and L.
L. McArthur and Messrs. J. "W. "Whnlley
and Richard Thornton.
At a meeting of the board of directors
of school district No. 1, held yesterday
morning, present Messrs. Clinton and
Stockton, J. G. Hustler, school clerk,
it was decided to create a high school
class, to bo in charge of Mrs. Martin, the
principal; all tho teachers were advanced
one grade, and an additional toacher,
Mis3 Agnes Garner, was employed to
tako the room formerly taught by Miss
Habersham. Tho salary was set at R0
a month. There are now seven teachors
employed in tho school.
P. Cornwall, owner of tho Black Dia
mond coal mine near Seattle, was among
the passengers on tho steamer Slate of
California, which sailed for San Francis
co yesterday afternoon. He has recently
paid a visit to his mines and has given
orders that all Chinese employed there
be discharged immediately, and their
Dlaces Given to white men. There aro a
large number of idle men in Seattle who
will be glad to embrace this opportunity
to work. The recent anti-Chinese riots
at Rock Springs, "Wyoming territory,
and in Squak valley. Washington territo
ry, are believed to have influenced tho
3lack Diamond company to dispense
with the services of their heathen labor-
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Tho Eighty-ffintli Year of a Won
A Sketch or the Carrer or Kmppror
"Willinm of Germany.
The life or Emperor William I, of Ger
many, spans a period of surprising
events. His infancy saw Prussia a
great powt r. I n. his boyhood his native
land was humiliated by the firl Napol
eon, and lot one half its territory. His
family was reduced to extremities As
u yoiith he marched and fought with
the arinic that overthrew the great Na
poleon. He participated in the down
fall of the first Fiench empire, and
paraded the streets of Paris with
Bhtcher's Torres. When an old man he
became a king, conquered Austria,
overthrew the second Frencii empire,
-again marched the streets or Pans,
united Germany, and was made an em
peror on French soil. He has been in
turn hateu and loved by his subjects as
no other sovereign of history.
Frederick William Louis was born in
Berlin March 22, 1797. His father was
Frederick William 111, King of Prussia.
His mother was one of the most beauti
ful women of the world, and was pos
sessed of a laie character of strength
and hopefulne.-s. She wis, Queen
Loui-se almost as -well known as her
son. William chanced to be the second
son, and hence not heir to the crown.
He was a delicate, feeble little fellow,
causing his roval parents much anxiety.
It was not until after the famous battle
of Leipsie,and when the prince was W
years of age, that his father deemed
him strong enough to enter the army
Prince William developed simultane
ously in blrength and military disci
pline. His ardor was aroused by rid
ing the exploits of his ancestor, Fred
erick the Great, by tiie sad fate of hi?
conntrv during Iris own childhood, and
by the" tears of his mother. Scatcelj
was ho 10 years old when Napoleon J
invaded Prussia and marched throuuh
the streets of Berlin in triumph. The
young prince was hastily taken from
place to place, oufof the wa of the
victor. After the battle of .It-na, in
which Napoleon was signally victori
ous, Queen Louise was obliged to tlee in
order to escape capture. With hitler
anguish she said to her two eldest sens:
"You see me ween. 1 weep for the
downfall of my house and country.
Recall these unhappy houn when I am
no more, and weep such tears for me as
1 do now for mycounlrj. But :o not
be satisfied with tears. Act. develop
vour strength. Perhaps o.t may he
destined to deliver your country. Do
not let yourselves becairied away by
the degeneracy of the age. Ue men!"
The mother's words niu-t have ever
burned in the man's heart. When tin
Franco-Prussian war broke out m lhTO
the grav-haircd old King, in company
with his" onlv son. vi-ited his mother's
tomb, bather and son passed a long
time in silent contemplation, then bade
each other an affecting farewell. When
the war was over, and he returned home
a conqueror, having Humiliated the old
enemy, he again went to the hallowed
sepuleher, and placed upon it a hum 1
During hi.-. early years Prince William
received an excellent education from
teachers of distinction. He jiic.v in
strength, and went to war in 181.". ic
ceiving the commission of a captain.
The allies were, at this time, closing in
upon Napoleon. In the battle of Bar-sur-Aube
his father ordered him to get
news froin a certain regiment. Regard
less of whistling bullets, he dashed into
the thick of the fight and obtained the
desired information. For his bravery
he was decorated with the Iron Cros.
In March, 18N. the armies of the allied
monarchs of England, Russia, Prussia
and Sweden entered Paris. Prince
William was with them, and saw Paris
for the first time. He was destined to
play a yet greater role in this same city.
Napoleon was banished to Elba, and
Prince William returned home with his
In 1815 Napoleon escaped from Elba
and burst as a bombshell upon Europe.
Once more war waged. Prince William
inarched with tho Prussians against the
escaped exile. Napoleon was beaten at
Waterloo. Paris was taken and the
young Prussian prince a second time
paraded the bouvelanls of the gay capi
tal. His life from that time onward was
zealously devoted to the science of war.
Not expecting to become a king, he
purposed being a benefit to the army.
He was rapidly promoted from rank to
rank, serving iu various paits of the
kingdom. At the age of :KJ he married
Princess Augusta, of Saxe Weimar.
His life was now one of quietness. He
was a soldier, not noted for a brilliant
intellect, thoroughly upright, obstinate
in his opinions and tenacious of pur
pose. He was for a time governor of
Baden. When Prince William was 4:
years old, and the father of two chil
dren, the King died, and his son suc
ceeded to the throne of Prussia, as
Frederick William IV. The new King,
being childless, decreed that Prince
William should henceforth be called
Prince of. Prussia, being heir to the
crown. European countries continued
sputtering and threatening for sever.il
years. The Prince of Prussia was ad
vanced io commaimcr-iu-ciuci oi me
army. The revolutions of 1X18 crazed i
the peoples of Europe. Louis Phillippe
was driven from the throne of France
and Germany was seized with the in
fection. William Prince of Prussia
stamped out the revolution in Baden
and Berlin with resoluteness anil re
Icntlessness. While his brother, the
King, was weak and vacillating in his
policy the Prince of Prussia was in
favor of strong measures. He had a
horror of revolutions and repudiatedlhe
idea of popular sovereignty. At one of
his brother's councils he flung his
swoul ui)on the table and vowed he
would rather appeal to that weapon
than consent to rule over a people who
dared claim the right to "vote their
own taxes." He was thorougly hated
by the people. So intense was the feel
ing against him that it was deemed
best for him to quit the kingdom for a
time. He repaired to Loudon. There
he was an associate of Prince Albert,
Peel, PalmersUm and Russell. Uon
his return to Germany he again liued
in seclusion. During all these years
the Prince of Prussia had full opportu
nity to see the weakness of his brother's
course and t-i study the tendency of
events. He was ripening definite ideas
and a strong will to execute them.
Gradually he regained much of his lo-t
popularity. The excitement and con
tests of government haiL, shattered the
health ot the King. His sensitive mind
received a fatal shock. The Prince of
Prussia became regent in 1858. He de
clared that "Prussia is ready every
where to protect the right." He formed
a new ministry which pleased the peo
ple. In less than two years the Kin
lied, and the Prince of Prussia became
the jnonarch. He was H years of age,
anuwasucscnuea as a -line, uigumcu,
handsome, somewhat bluff old man."
He was tall and strong. His manners
ncrs were vlain, hearty, frank and
agreeable. In his military life his sim
plicity has been compared to that of
drant. He was not liked. He was con
sidered too arbitrary. Only one good
thing was said about Jiim: "He was
honest and would keep his word." The
Piussiaus had perfect confidence in his
integrity. He was crowned at Koenigs
berg with great pomp. On that occa
sion he proclaimed to the world that he
considered himself a king by divine
right and not by any powei from the
His policy at once, became obnoxious
to the people. He desired to reorganize
and increase the army. This policy
was opposed by the parliament, which
refused him the necessary money. The
new King was obstinate. He believed
what he wanted to do was for the best,
and he proposed to do it. He prosecut
ed newspapers and snubbed politicians.
The claim of Emperor William I to
be a great man, is constantly disputed.
That he possessed one of the first ele
ments of wonderful success must be ac
knowledged, from his insight into men.
The next year after his coronation he
selected as president of his ministry.
Otto von Bismarck, perhaps the greatest
statesman of modt-rn times. An Eng
lishman describes him as: "That mar
velous compound of audacity and craft,
candor and cunning, the profound sa
gacity of a Richelieu, the levity of a
Pabnerston; imperturably good hum
ored, inimitably unscrupulous; a pa
triot without lofty emotion, a statesman
who could sometimes condescend to be
a juggler; a part bully, part buffoon,
but always man of supreme courage,
inexhaustible resources of brain and
tongue always, in short, a man of
Bismarck is said to have absorbed the
King, and from this point onward Prus
sian development resolves itself into a
consideration of Bismarck. Such is a
mistake. King William I had the good
sense to discoer Bismarck's power,
and has since sustained him amidst all
the conflicts of the stale. The King
with rare discretion, ferreted out two
other marvelous minds to aid him in
reorganizing the army. These were
Hellmuth von Moltke and Albert von
Roon. Willi such counsellors King
William was ready to grapple with the
approaching conflicts. From this time
onward the story of the King's life is
indissolubly link'ed with the history of
Pnissia. His kingship began in activi
ty. He quarreled with his parliament
and was hated by his people. They
failed to understand him, and so could
not unfathom the future, to see the
g'ory their king was preparing for
then"). No public man in Europe was
so unpopular as King William, unless
it wis his minister, Bismarck. Even in
Englaud it was "an article of faith that
William was a blood-thirsty old tyrant,
and his subjects all blockheads." Such
was the unpropitious beginning of
William I as King of Prussia.
To understand how the King came to
found an empire, it must be remem
bered that at this time Germany was a
loose confederation of a great many
small countries, each jealous of the
power of the other almost as antagon
istic as If they had been distinguished
by language and race. Austria was the
ino;t powerful statr in this confedera
tion, with Prussia next. Austria was
proud of her position as head of the
German influence. Prussia rankled un
der the predominence of Austria. Aus
tria was jealous of Prussia's power.
Prussia envied Austria her plaee. Each
state sought every means to weaken the
other. ith King William began the
memorable contest. Some pretext for
war must be found. A glance at the
map will show three provinces just
south of Denmark. Schleswig, Holstein
and Lanenberg. For -years they liad
been a bone of contention. They were
German provinces, but bylhe juggling
of monarchical marriages had come
under tha Danish king. This was Fred
erick the VII. He was the last mon
arch of his line. His successor made a
decree annexing Schleswig and Hoi
stein. The people of the duchies re
volted, claiming that they were German
and not Danish subjects. At this junc
ture Austria and Prussia intervened in
behalf of the duchies. Austria was
afraid to let Prussia do the work alone.
Prussia desired to annex the duchies to
her territory, hut saw no way open.
This was in18i4. The two nations took
joint possession of the duchies having
hut little trouble in overcoming .Den
mark. Harmony lasted but a short
time. Frequently they were on the
verge of war. finally King William
and the Emperor of Austria met and
formed what is known as the compact
of Gustein. By this agreement Austria
was to have separate control of Schles
wig and Prussia of Holstein, while lor
a money consideration Lauenberg was
ceded to Prussia. This was a short
lived expedient. The conflicting poli
cies of the two powers in the neigbor
ing duchies constantly clashed. Bis
marck managed to throw the blame
upon Austria. Naturally the various
German states took opposite sides in
the dispute. King William issued a
circular letter. He said: "Prnssia by
its situation, its German character anil
the German patriotism of its rulers is
required to seek its own security within
the limits of Herman v. For this pur
pose a reformation of the entire confed-
ration is essential. If Prussia is not
confident of Germany its situation im
perils it beyond most other states of
Europe. But the fate of Prussia ulti
mately involves that of Germany, and
if Prussia's sticngln were broken tlie
share of Germany in European politics
would be but a passive one. The Ger-
man confederation in its present form.
exposed to danger on every side, will
fail in its purpose, and nothing can
then save Germany from tho fate of
Poland." Austria and the smaller Ger
man states at once recognized the in
tention of King William and his crafty
ministers to centralize Germany under
Prussian control. Austria vigorously
prepared for war. Even Prussia bit
terly opposed the policy of her King.
The King was determined. He walked
rough shod over constitutional rights.
In the month of June, 1800. the tioops
began to move, and the King at once
issued a proclamation declaring that
the cause for which Prussia took up
arms was that ot the union of Germany
and the establishment of a parliament
representing the German nation. King
William demanded of Saxony, Hanover
and Hesse that-lhey disarm their troops
and remain neutral. They refused, and
declared for Austria. This was on June
15. By June 29 King William had in
vaded and overcome all three. He de
posed the King of Hanover and annexed
hi. kingdom to Prussia. Von Moltke
and Von Roon had evidently done
thorough work m organizing the ami-.
it was a lite and ileatli struggle.
June 27,1801", was sot apart as a day
of fasting and prayer in Prussia The
Prussians were di ided into two armies,
one commanded by the Crown Prince,
the King's son, and the other by his
nephew, Prince Frederick Charles.
Prussia took the offensive and invaded
Austria. In Bohemia, almost midway
between Berlin and Vienna, is a little
village called Sadowa. It is situated on
the river Elbe. Near by tower far
above the water's edge the battlements
of the fortress .Koeniggraetz. nere the
two largest armies that had ever met
stood facing each other. They num
bered a quarter of a million of men
each, and were to decide the fate of
Central Europe. On the 29th of June
tlie King arrived and took command in
person. Gen. Beuedek was at the head
of the Austrian army. The Crdwn
Prince of Prussia had not yet brought
his division of the army up. But, fear
ing an attack from the Austrians. the
King decided to anticipate them. The
hot midsummer sun of July, 3, 18G0,
burst forth with gorgeous splendor to
look down upon slaughter and carnage,
and the fate of an empire. At 8 o'clock
the King mounted his horse. lie vas
accompanied by Bismarck, Aron Moltke
and Von Roon on his way to the battle
field. The fight had begun. The whole
Prussian lino was belching forth de
struction. The Austrians were en
trenched, and hurled back deadly res
ponses. A messenger had been sent the night
before, ordering the Crown Prince for
ward with utmost hasto. The battle be
came more terrible as the minutes sped
away. King William grew anxious
and forgot "himself. He spurred his
horse and rushed into the midst of the
battle. His officers weie astounded.
Bismarck hurried after him. and upon
reaching him, urged his majesty to re
tire from harm. The battle became
terrible, and yet no Crown Prince was
in sight. Ten, eleven o'clock passed by
noon came. Ammunition uegan to
fail. The Austrians stood firm. The
Prussians were growing weary. Yet
the battle raged.- Anxious eyes were
cast to the left. It was 2 o'clock. The
thunder of cannon was heard away in
the distance. The rumbling noise was
a merry sound to the soldiers of Prince
Frederick Charles. The Crown Prince
was at liand, and threw a fresh army
into the conflict. The Prussians pressed
on from village to village. The even
ing sun sank to rest, and a red suffusion
enveloped the towers of Koeniggraetz,
whither Austrian forces from all side
were hurrying in sad confusion and
The campaign had lasted but seven
days. The struggle was virtually over.
The Prussians pushed on to Vienna
and encamped within sight of the city.
A few unimportant battles took place
about the city. But negotiations were
in progress for peace. A treaty was
made, by whose terms Schleswig and
Holstein were ceded to Prussia, besides
which Austria was compelled to pay a
large war indemnity. In two months
King William had added five provinces
to his kingdom, covering an area of
25,000 miles, and numbering 5,000,000
inhabitants. He had shown the power
of his arm', had placed Prussia at the
head of German power, aiid had di
rected a course of civilization. Prussia
went wild with delight. King William
was a hero. To nod was but to have his
wish gratified. The King himself be-
came gracious. He granted general
amnesty for all political offenses. His
popularity was unbounded. His people
began to grasp his intention, and his
manifest honesty of purpose in reach
ing tho end. The great result of the
war was the formation of the North
German confederation, under a new
plan proposed and directed by Prussia.
Representatives of each state assembled
in Berlin to discuss and adopt a consti
tution of union. This was in Febru
ary. 18G7. At last Prussia was supreme.
King William's life is like, a drama,
with here and there a startling act.
The plot develops and the loved King of
7.'5 years appears again prominently' be
fore the world in the most thrilling act.
Prussia's success kindled the explosive
French envy. Since King William had
assisted in the defeat of Napoleon I,
France hail effervesced and solidified and
re-effccvcsccd and resolidified with curi
ous frequency. Napoleon III was now
the French Emperor. King William in
18o7 had visited the Emperor as a guest.
Apparently William was content with
what had been done to appease his
mother's anguish. Napoleon was los
ing popularity at home. France was at
the effervescing point. Napoleon sought
a foreign war te divert his people, and
strengthen himself. The pretext was
found ami trie quarrel was sought with
the King of Prussia. European compli
cations forme4 the ostensible reason.
Spain had dethroned Queen Isabella,
and was in search of a new sovereign.
Marshal Prim, of Spain, at the request
of the Cortes, tendered the ihroue to
Prince Leopold, who was a itieiuber of
the family of German Hohenzollcrns, of
which King William was the head.
France came to the conclusion that
Prussian influence was at work, and
that if Prince Leopold became King of
Spain the balance of power in Europe
would be destroyed. King William im
mediately answered that he had no in
terest in the affair, and hail used no in
fluence in the matter. Napoleon de
manded that King William command
Leopold to decline the proffeied honor.
The King replied that he had neither
inclination nor power to accede to such
a demand, and hence refused. In the
meantime Prince Leopold voluntarily
withdiew his name. The trouble
seemed settled. But while King Wil
liam was at Ems, his favorite summer
watering place, he received a demand
from France that he should agice to
prevent Prince Leopold from ever again
becoming a eaudidale for ttie Spanish
throne should perchance the opportuni
ty present Jtself. The King granted
several interviews to Count Bencdetti,
the French ambassador, who was also
at Ems, relative to the complications.
King William finally refused another
audience to Bencdetti. Tidings that
France had declared war reached Ber
lin before the train which bore the
King from Ems.
France declared war on July 15, 1870.
On August 2 Germany had three armies,
numbering 450,000 men on the frontier
of France, ready for action. 1 heir
leaders were the Crown Prince Prince
Frederick Charles and Gen. Steinmetz.
The South German states had espoused
the cause of Prussia. King A illiam
made a proclamation to the French, in
which he said he was not fighting the
French, but only their Emperor. He
promised them protection and good
treatment. To his praise, be It said,
that he kept his word, and as a rule the
Germans acted as friends rather than
enemies in the places they captured.
Numerous engagements took pla-e,
with victory generally in favor of the
Germans. The three armies pressed
into France. King William journeyed
with his troops. Aug. IS the King com
manded at the battle of Gravelottc. He
was surrounded by the Crown Prince,
Von Moltke, Von Roon and Gen. Phil.
Sheridan. The King hardly said a
word. His face is said to nave had
something almost plaintive in it. It
was a furious battle. For ten hours the
King was exposed to fire. A part of the
time he sat upon an old ladder, one end
of which rested upon a pair of scales
while the other was supported by the
carcass of a dead horse. His majesty
remained on the field until the last gun
was fired, and then made his supper of
black bread and fat cold pork. The
French were shortly contincu in .aieiz,
and surrounded in the little fortress of
Wednesday, Sept. 1. dawned as a most
beautiful morning. The weather was
experiencing that mellow change from
summer to autumn. It was the morn
ing of the battle of Sedan. King Wil
liam and his army had succeeded in
completely surrounding Napoleon and
his forces'in the little citadel. "Never
before in the world's mstory lias tuere
been such a butchery as went on during
that great fight." It was the Waterloo
of the Second Empire. All day the
Germans poured storms of shot and
shell into the town. From, every- side
came destruction. The German eircie
grew smaller and smaller. The cordon
of death was t witeningupon Napoleon.
Marshal 3Ic-Xahon was seriously
wounded. Certain death stared every
Frcnchman in th e face. Napoleon sur
rendered. He wrote to King William
and said: "Not beiirg able to die at the
head of my troops 1 Jay my sword be
fore'your majesty."' TJie youthful Prus
sian prince haiLwitnessed the overthrow
of the first Napoleon. The old King re
ceived the sword, of the third Napoleon
who was taken captive to a little castle
near by, which King William had des
ignated as the place of meeting. The
King rode to the castle and dismounted,
when Napoleon came out upon the
steps to meet him. Their interview
lasted only fifteen minutes. Napoleon
afterwards expressed himself as much
impressed with the courtesy and kind
ness of the King. The war continued
with almost unvarj ing success of the
troops of the German King. Paris was
invested and the memorable siege be
gun. The famous palace of Versailles,
'near Paris, became tr.e headquarters of
King William and his immediate ad
visers. For some time there had been a
movement, commenced by the South
German states, to form a union of all
Germany, and proclaim King William
of Prussia Emperor of united Germany.
It was a wintry Jauuary day in 1871
when the idea became an accomplished
fact. In the palace is a large room,
whose walls are completlj- lined with
mirrors. In this room Richelieu. Louis
NIV and Napoleon I had planned their
invasions of Germany. In this same
room, with much ceremony and mili
tary" ponin, King William was pro
claimed Emperor of Germany, and tho
title made hereditary in his family.
Shortly afterwards the new Emperor
ordered a part of this palace to be con
verted into a hospital. The walls were
hung with costly paintings. Emperor
William had them all carefully covered,
so as to protect them from injury. The
siege of the city was the most stupen
dous undertaking of modern warcfare.
Victor- came at last, and once more
Emperor William entered Paris a vic
tor. The delicate j'outh was the hearty,
ruddy-complexioued old man of 74
years. In six .months of warfare King
William's army had fought 150 engage
ments, had besieged and taken the three
strongest fortresses of the world, Metz,
Strasburg and Paris; had captured
000,000 French prisoners, had gained
two provinces and had imposed a war
debt upon France of 5.000,000,000 francs,
The Emperor received such an ovation
when he returned to Berlin as is seldom
accorded a man.
The work of constructing the jicw
empire and the various complications
arising therefrom busied the Emperor
since the termination of the French
war. He has become endeared to all
the people, although .still an obstinate
old man who believes as firmly as ever
in the mediaeval idea of kings by divine
IVitle Awake Jrigi.s.
Messrs. W. E. Dement & Co. are al
ways alive to their business, and spare
nopains to secure the best of every article
in their lint. They have secured theagen
cy for the celebrated Dr. King's New
Discover' for Consumption. The only
certain cure known for Consumption,
Coughs, Colds. Hoarseness, Asthma,
Hay Fever, Bronchitis, or any affection
of the Throat and Lungs. Sold on a
positive guarantee. Trial Bottles free.
Regular size $1.00.
Japanese laws compel fish
A Kclial'lo Article.
For enterprise, push and a desire to
get such goods as will give the trado
satisfaction, J. W. Conn the Druggist
leads all competition, lie sells Dr. Bo
sanko's Cough and Lung Syrup, because
it's the best Medicine on the market, for
Coughs Colds, Croup and Primary Con
sumption. Price 50 cents and S1.C0.
It is very foolish to try to live on
past experience. It is very danger
ous, it not a fatal habit, to judge
ourselves to be safe becanso of. some
thing that wo felt or did twenty
years ago. Sturgeon.'
m THE PASTRY
"Tnnllla, J.ctcon, Orancc, etc., flavor
CnUca, Creams, Xuddlns, fcc., txn ddl
catcly and nalnrally no tho fruit from
which they arc made.
For Strength and True Pruit
Flavor They Stand A1110
FSCPARED BY THC
Prlco Baking Powder Co.,
Chicago, 111. St. Louis, Mo.
Br. Prices Cream Baking Powder
Dr. Trice's Xnpulin Yeast Gems,
lict Dry Hop YcaU
AVE 21AKE HUT OSE GUAL1IV.
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The best dry liop yeast In the world.
gread raised by this yoast Is llRht.whlte
and .vholesome like our grandmother's
CROCERS SELL THEM.
PREPAREO DV THC
Price Baking Powder Co.,
HaaTis or Br. Price's special PiaYoiinz Extracts,
Chicago, III. St. Louis, Mo.
For sale l)j- Ccrnxo.MEBLE & Co., Agents
CtW.'rcaLW- im- -, MnfwwrMi im . a m
:turk 3 it k
yGoods Ciothing House
IN THE CITY,
Tie Finest Goods, Tie kpsl Stofe-
And the Lowest Prices.
"While economy is wealth, it is not policy to be penny-wise and
pound-foolish by purchasing auction goods, or goods that have lain for
a long time upon the shelves of some fossilized store, a prey to moths
and deteriorating dust, which fact with misfits, etc., makes them un
desirable, "and then they become auction or so-called Cheap John
goods, which are conceded by the wise to bo dear at any price, and
for which people of this day pay only a trifle less than for first-class
goods at a
ONE PRICE, FIRST CLASS HOUSE,
Which carries a Large Assortment but a Small Stock, which is kept
fresh by constant replenishing from the Eastern and Pacific Markets
within a short upace of time and at prices for the quality of goods that
Just received from an Eastern Factory a fine assortment of Men's,
Boys' and Children's Hats, which in Quality, Style and Price excels
anything ever before offered in the citv.
A full line of Genuine Kangaroo and Dongola Shoes, for Ladies or
Gents which are highly recommended for this climate, as they are con
sidered water proof and will not crack, while they are the easiest shoe
on the foot ever manufactnrcd.
A Fine Assortment of
Men's Boys' and Children's Clothing
Constantly in Stock.
5C0UNTRY ORDERS RECEIVE PROMPT ATTENTION.
G. H. COOPER
GO TO THE
Hair Dressing Saloon
Parker House, Main St.,
For a first-class Shave, sclentiflc Hair-cut.
and hygienic Shampoo, etc.
After September 1st I will be prepared to
manufacture all kinds of hair work.
II. Dn PARK, Prop.
CITY BOOK STOR:
Fine Stationery, Blank Books, School Books and Supplies,
Musical Instruments, Sheet Music and general variety of Novelties.
All Publications Received as Soon as. Published.
GRIFFIN & REED.
Candy and Notions, Good Cigars
and Tobacco, at
C. P. IFIESOK'S
tS-COME AND SEE ME.
Gents' Furnishing- Store!
-The Best Place
FINE GOODS AT LOWEST PRICES!
In the Tailoring Line I am Showing the Latest Patterns in English French
and American suiting, which will be made up to order First Class or
Equal to Any thing in the State!
In Men's, Youths' and Boys'.
FINE .WOOL, MERINO AND BALBR1GGAN UNDERWEAR!
ecese: jl specialty.
IN HANDKERCHIEFS, TIES, COLLARS AND CUFFS.
Large Ljseort2aa.xx"t of Hatst
D. A. McINTOSH.
W. E. DEMENT & CO.
ASTORIA, - - OREGON
Carry in Stock,
DRUGS, CHEMICALS, TOILET
Prescriptions carefully Compounded
J. P. AUSTIN,
Groceries, Wines,- Liquors,
TOBACCO AND CIGARS.
S"A FINE BILLIARD TABLE
in the City to Buy-
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