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.DKCKMI'.Ki; H. 1S
Miles leaves for Gray's
o'clock next Saturday
The entertainment for the benefit
of the Y. M. C. A., will take place
Friday, the 18th inst.
Capt Ferchen gives notice that if
elected councilman in the fecond
ward he will not serve
Wm. Polil publishes a denial of the
report that he would resign in favor
of Dave Hart if elected.
San Francisco and Liverpool
papers of the same date were received
at this office last evening.
The British ship Rarjlau ('usUr,
1,050, Owen master, 74 days from Port
Augusta, arrived in yesterday.
Tickets for the Grismer-Davies
performances may be had at the New
York Novelty store. The lo sheet
opens this morning.
Prof. Van Horn, the piano tuner
is'at the Occident Orders may be
left at G. Hansen's jewelry store or
.T. W. Conn's drug store.
Tlios. Mairs has removed his tailor
ing establishment to tho corner of
Hamilton and Squemoqua streets, al
most opposite C. H. Cooper's.
Cushing Post baud will have a
grand concert and masquerade ball
on the evening of January 1st, 188G.
Due notice will be given as to tickots,
W. P. MoCroskey declines the nom
ination on the Bepublican ticket for
superintendent of streots. The com
mittee has placed the name of John
McCann in his stead.
Supt. Bucker states that tele
phones have been placed in Murray
& Co.'s and C. F. Reed's places of
business. Murray & Co.'s telephone
number is 37: Beed's telephone num
ber is 1G.
"Half hours with insects," is the
title of a new book of the ''popular
science"order. If the writer ever wres
tled with an Astoria flea on his or
her 1 imb, ho or she knows what
he or she is talking about.
Through the courtesy of Sergeant
J. N. Griffin, of the signal service
The Astoriak will hereafter pub
lish tho weather reports, barometer
fluctuations, amount of rain, etc., for
each twenty-four hours.
The Clatsop Mill compauy ship
eight car loads of clear lumber to
Salt Lake city this morning, the low
rates over the Oregon Short Lino
making it possible for Astoria manu
facturers to compete.
One of the singular features of to
day's election will be the sight of re
speotable citizens whose interests
and intents are, or ought to be,
identical, voting opposite tickets at
the polls, and neutralizing instead of
doubling their influence, while the
vote of those who have everything te
make and nothing to lose will go sol
id one way.
The board of state tax commis
sioners met at Salem last Monday
and levied the following state taxes
for the current year: Fcr current
expenses, three and one-tenth mills;
support of state university, one-tenth
mill; Oregon war debt, one-half mill;
total, three and seven-tenths mills,
against five and six-tenths mills lev
ied last year. The total amount of
taxable "property in the slate is a lit
tle over $77,000,000.
Cushing Post No. 14 G. A. K.
elected the following officers last
evening: Post commander, C. S.
Wright: Senior vice commander, W.
B. Bess: Junior vice commander, T.
G. Bawlings: Surgeon, Geo.M.Bewo:
Chaplain, Daniel Crenk: Officer of
the day, J. J. Owen: Officer of the
guard, A. Balmane: Quartermaster,
E. Bredie: delegates to department
encampment, W. B. Boss, Sam'l El El
eore: Alternates, A. Balmano. E. II.
WHAT THE WIRES SAY.
I'UVTH OF VAXDEBHIIiT.
New Yoi:k, Dec. R- William II.
Tanderbilt died suddenly at his homo
at half past two this afternoon. The
fact of his death was kept secret till
after four o'clock.
Jay Gould reiterates his intention
to retire. It is said he will pick up
and take away $r,(),000.000 from Wall
TUE PRESIDENT'S MESSAGE.
Washington, D. C, The presi
dent's message was read to-day It
is a massive document of thirty-six
thousand words. It is pronounced
on civil service and unsound on
silver. Begarding the disnnte be
tween the United States aad the Ar
gentine Bepublic in reference to the
Falkland islands the president recom
mends that the claims 13 not allowed.
Considerable space is devoted to
Minister Keily: the president says
he is estimable, unimpeachable and
competent, and that he could not
withdraw his name without violating
his oath of effice: that it would be a
sectarian act and would practically
disfranchise a large class of citizens.
He says that tho laws regarding the
Chinese should be remedied and up
held and that he will give earnest
attention to any remedial measures
that may be introduced.
OHHIXANTE NO. 211.
An ordinance regulating the man
ner of conducting the polls at the
The city of Astoria does ordain ns
Section 1. That no person or per
sons shall be permitted to peddle
tickets, canvass voters, or to approach
nearer the place of holding tho polls
than thirty feet except as hereinafter
stated, provided that in addition to
the judges and clerks of election and
officers of the law, and such persons
as are allowed by law, there shall ba
permitted at the polls two challen
gers, one representing each party, all
others shall remain at a distance of
thirtv feet from the polls except when
approaching tho suine for tho actnal
purpose of depositing the ballot.
After depositing his ballot the voter
shall immediately retiro outside the
limits hereby established.
Section 2. Any person or persons
violating the provisions of this ordi
nance shall be deemed guilty of a mis
demeanor, and upon conviction there
of beforo the police judge, shall be
fined in a sum not exceeding fifty
dollars, or bo imprisoned in the city
jail not exceeding twenty days.
Section 3. It shall bo the duty of
the chief of police aud all policemen
of the city to arrest any and all per
sons found violating the provinions
of this ordinauce, and make com
plaint thereof before the police judge,
and it shall be the duty of the city
attorney to prosecute all cases aris
ing under this ordinance.
Approved December 10th, 1877.
The above ordinance will be strict
J. W. Hume,
One Hun.lieil Smelts la Eislite-n SUnute.
CITY COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS.
The city council met in regular ses
sion yesterday evening; present
Councilmen Bergman, Coopor, Sovey,
Gratke and Trenchard. In the ab
sence of the mayor Councilman Tren
chard occupied the chair. Minutes
of last meeting read and approved.
A petition was read for a lamp NW
cor. Concomly and Jackson streets,
and was referred to the street com
mittee. The city sexton's report for Novem
ber was read and referred.
Ordinances granting liquor licenses
to Harris & Wright and N. Johan
f.eu were parsed under suspension of
An ordinance appropriating $285
to pay outstanding warrants in favor
of tile several fire companies was
passed under suspension of the rales.
An ordinance nmending section 2
of ordinauce fS7 was read first and
second times and referred.
The following claims were ordered
paid: N. Y. Novelty store, $5.85;
50 cts.: The Astoria, SSi.90; N.
Clinton, S9; G. A. Stinson. S2: B. B.
The following were referred: Jag.
Gardiner, S14; W. C. Logan, $3; O.
Coe, $3; M. C. Crosby, S3; Arndt &
Ferchen, $10.30; Astoria Gaslight Co.,
$9.80; Griffin & Beed, $2.60.
The matter of judges of election in
the first ward came up, objection be
ing made to the apparent predomi
nance of Democrats on the election
board. Several prominent Bepub
licans were present, and stated
through O. W. Fulton their desire to
have the council take such action in
the matter as would result satisfac
torily to all concerned. Councilman
Sovey suggested that one of the
three judges appointed be requested
to withdraw, and those present at the
opening of the polls this morning
elect some one to fill the vacancy,
which was tacitly agreed to. On
motion council adjourned.
OFFICE SEEKING IN EARLY DAYS.
The polls to-day will be open for the
first ward, in the lower floor of Bes
cue Engine Co. No. 2's heuse: for
the second ward in Cleveland &
Henry's boat shop. J. O. Fruit, J.
W.. Bottom and Eugene Brock are
judges in the first ward and F. C.
Norris and J. E. Ferguson clerks.
In the second ward J. H. D. Gray,
Peter Gorman and Jno. O Bnen are
judges and M. J. Mara and P. A.
Section 15 chapter 3 of the char
ter of the city of Astoria says:
No person is qualified to- vote at
any election under this act, who is
not entitled to the privilege of an
elector according to the laws of this
state, and who has not resided in the
city of Astoria for the three months
next preceding such election, and in
the ward in which ho offers to vote
for the ten days next preceding such
Jeremiah Jones, of New Loudon
succeeded Saturday in accomplishing
tho feat of eating 103 smelts in seven
teen minutes and twenty seconds,
two minutes and forty seconds quick
er than the time allowed by the terms
of the wager he made with Simon
Siebler. It was agreed that Jones
should eat the smelts, heads and tails,
inside of twenty minutes, the stake
being $5 a side. As Jones failed to
eat the heads and tails Sie ller re
fused to hand over the S3, .lones
lias placed himself on record as the
greatest .smelt eater of the age, but
swears b' all that is great and good
that he will not attempt the feat
again unless the money is placed in
the hands of a stakeholder, lie
dtate3 that the "head-and-tail" busi
ness was added after he and Siebler
shook hands as a sealer of the agree
ment. -Norwich Conn., HulHhi.
Some 151s Life TnMiraiirr.
Wm. H. Vauderbilt, who died yes
terday, had his life insured for $020,
000. Every policy he owned had
been issued in the last five years.
Jay Gould is insured for $400,000.
Pierre Lorillard, tho big tobacco
man, tor szowu. x. w. .uevoe, a
New York paiut manufacturer, for
$250,000: Cyrus W. Field, the Atlan
tic cable man, for $240,000. There
are a hundred prominent men in the
country who have insurance policies
on their lives aggregating from S100,
000 to S300.000 each.
In the very earliest days of Wash
ington's administration he was terri
bly annoyed by tho aspirants for of
fice, in fact to such an extent that he
wasserionsly embarrassed in doing
his duty in his office. As the govern
ment under the constitution of 1787
was then in its incipient stages, there
existed a multitude of claims upon
the president's attention, particularly
in getting the machinery of the ex
ecutive office in motion. The first
president has left among his papers
an account of the audacity and per
sistence of the office seeker of 1789.
He tells that he had no peace either
night or day from the importunities
of men clamoring for offico. They
flocked in from the neighboring
States, and even those more remotely
situated and requiring days and
weeks of hard journeying, by private
or public conveyance, or afoot, were
not without their representatives in
the general scuffle.
At last, he tells us, the rivalry b3
came so great that the most bold
crowded into his sleeping apartments
before he was out of bed in the morn
ing, and Mrs. Washington, that state
ly dame in crimped caps, was com
pelled to lie abed, perhaps, wilh
matronly modesty, with her head un
der the bed-clothes, while the presi
dent was dressing, so as to get rid of
the intruders. This last innovation
upon the rules of etiquette governing
the routine of a man's domestic sur
roundings was too much for the dig
nified Washington. He had sub
mitted to a great many things for the
sake of his country aud particularly
so as to cause as little friction as pos
sible, for the new government then
had hosts of opponents among the
leading minds of the country. Ho
accordingly sent to the vice president
and members of the cabinet a request
for their views on certain questions
propounded by him and intended to
regulate the official and social regime
of the executive household. The re
plies were a subject of cabinet confer
ence, aud the rules drawn up by Jef
ferson constitute to this day the
foundation of tho organic lav? of the
presidential office in its official and
Huclileii's Arnica Salve.
Thk 1Ji:st Sai.vk in the world fur
Cut-, liruise,Sores.UI,ers,Sa!t Rheum,
I'ewr Sores. Tettrr, Chapped Hands,
Chilblain-. Corns, ami all Skin Eruption-,
and positively cures Piles, or no
I pay required. It is guaranteed to give
t ueiT.v!. -ati-fartion. or money refunded.
I I 'rirn 'L ciMita iir hov. For sa h bv W
K Dement & Co.
AN EXCELLENT INVENTIONS-"
About a year ago the engineer of
the East Portland water works, Hor
ry Stuttsman, began tho model of a
boiler for steam engines that will
probably revolutionize all boilers in
time. He secured a patent from the
United States as soon as he could- get
the necessary drawings ready, and
now he has received a Canadian pafc
ent. For his rights in the United
Stales he has been offered $14,000
clear and will probably take the offer.
A mention has been made of this in
vention before, but -no full descrip
tion has ever been given. As a mi
nute description may not be necessa
ry in a newspaper article, and we are
not machinist enough to give one, we
will be content in telling how the
new boiler differs from ordinary boil
ers such a3 are in use everywhere.1
In making his "model Mr. "Stuttsmaa
took a piece of four-inch pipe about
three feet long. Into it he drilled
about 300 holes at regular distances
apart. In these holes he screwed
pieces of gas pipe about sixteen
inches in length, the outer ends of
which are closed with a cap. An idea
of the shape of the concern can be
had by the above description. It was
set tin as a vertical boiler with a coil
beneath it connecting with the center,!
and then an iron cylinder was place d
around it with a smokestack at
the top. From the outside it
looked just like any ordinary upright
boiler. The furnace was beneath the
coil below, and the necessary guages7
tubes, etc., were placed conveniently.
The- great convenience of the new
boiJer was that it required les3 water
to nil, had a great deal more heating
surface as the flames went up and be
tween the many arm-like pieces of
pipe, and steam could be generated
as quickly again as with ordinary
boilers while it took less fuel to keep
the water hot. The boilers can be
made horizontal as"well, but for ver
tical engines such as steam fire en
gines and "donkeys" it is superior to
anything ever used before. A boiler
maker at Seattle heard of the inven
tion and began making 'them and
now has seven of them in use. Mr.
Stuttsman proposes to begin an ac
tion against him for infringement.
He will probably take the offer of
$14,000 for his invention. Standard.
- i. i..i-
Reliable Article. .
For enterprise, push and a desire to
get such goods as will give the trade
satisfaction, J. W. Conn the Druggist
leads all competition. He sells Dr. Bo
aanko's Cough and Lung Syrup, because
it's the best Medicine on the market, for
Coughs, Colds, Croup and Primary Con
sumption. Price SO cents and 51.00.
- PRACTICAL .USE FOR-KELP.
Nearly every one .who has visited
the seaside has seen the long, hollow
stalks of kelp weed which grows all
along the coast, and have noticed the
hollow, bulbous head, and wondered
if they could not be used for some
thing. Those who have fished in
Yaquina bay have found the kelp
plants handy for fish to wind a line
around, and thus allow the fishermen
to institute comparisons between the
strength of fishing lines and kelp
stalks. But it will be seen by the
following that kelp stalks are utilized
in some places: J. u. swan, tne
Smithsonian agent at Port Town-
send, has sent to Washington some
specimens of the giant kelp (nereo-
cysusj prepared ior a new use, name
ly, the holding and preservation of
dogfish oil, which is an article of
food and trading among the natives
of Queen Charlotte's sound. "Their
method of preparation," -Tie writes,
"is to first peel off the outer cuticle
of the kelp, then plaoe it over a slow
Are, and as it dries the salt exudes
and forms a 'crust This is rubbed
off and the kelp stem blown full of
wind and again hung up to dry fqr a
Dnetperioa. xms process is repeated
until the kelp is of a leathery con
sistency and is equal to an india rub
ber tube. It is of this kelp that the
Cape Flattery Indians make their
halibut and whaling lines and bouys;
it is also cooked for eating and put
tovaribu3 other useful purposes."
All over the land are going into ec
stasy over Dr. King's New Discovery
fpr Consumption. Their unlooked for
recovery by the timely use of this great
life Saving remedy, causes them, to
go nearly wild in its praise. It is guar
anteed to positively cure Severe Coughs,
Colds, Asthma, Hay Fever, .Bronchitis,
Hoarseness, Lo;s of Voice, or any affec
tion of tho Throat and Lungs. Trial
bottles free at W. E. Dement & Co.'s
Drug Store. Large size $1.00.
FILL AND WHITER
Having- purchased extensively in Eastern and San Fr&n&Ucc
Markets. I am now oretmred to show the Largest and Most Varied
of DRY GOODS and CLOTHING in the State of
New Dress Goods,
New Flannels, Etc., Etc.
A Spleadld Stock ,
Of new goods to he opened at Ca'rT Ad
ler's. Call and examine.
Manufactured only by the California
Fig Syrup Co. San, Franoisco Cal. Is
Natures Own True Laxative. This
pleasant liquid fruit remedy may be
had of W. E. Dement & Co. at fifty cents
or one dollar per bottle. It Is the most
pleasant, prompt anu euecuve remeayj-
miown, to cleanse tne system.;: to acton,
the Liver, Kidneys, and Bowels gently
vet thoreiitrhlv: to' dlsnel Headachs.
Colds and Fevers; tb cure Constipation,
Indigestion and kindred ills.
V. LussleroiSan i'rancisco has eiu
gaged in the photograph busipess with
Crow iheleading photographer.
Croup, Whooping Couch and IJron
I'hitl immediately relieved by Shiloh's
('un. Sold by W.K. Dement.
.Shiloh's Catarrh Kerueny a rxrl
tlvi c:ir- for Catarrh, Diptheria and
Cankrr Mouth. Sold by V. E. Dement.
Hardware ani Slip Mlerj
VAN DUSEN & CO..
Hardware and Ship Chandlery
Pure Oil, Bright Varnish,
Binacle Oil, Cotton Canvas.
Hemp Sail Twine,
Cotton Sail Twine,
Wrought Iron Spikes,
Galvanized Cut Nails,
Agricultural . Implements
Palau and Oils, Groceries, etc
WHITE , COOKS!
KMri.OYKI) AT 1UK
The Tables Supplied with the
Best the Market Affords.
In the Sleeping Department.
Clean. Comfortable. Beds.
J. G. BOSS, Proprietor,
MAIN MUEET. ASTOKIA. OHKG OX.
Girl Wau ted.
To do gencrd housework. Apply at
A pair of eye glasses with tortoise
shell frames. A suitable reward for
their return to
D. L. Beck & Sox's
A. large stock of toys and iuvenile
books for the youngsters at the City
Christmas cards, Prang's, Whitjcy'd,
Tuck's and Htldershimer's in endless
variety at the City Book Stoie.
At Carnahan & Co.'s, just received, the
rtlldtlltt Aged Woman Wnuted
To take cave of a child. Apply at this
A Whitehall boat on the mh of JSo-
ember, opposite Astoria. Inquiry may
be made of I Jordan, master steamer
Shiloh's Cui:e will immediately
n'hevo Croup, Whooping Cough, and
HroiicliuR Sold by W . E. Dement & Co
J. Joplin has returned, and is again I
leuuy iu repair umurtuia iiim icim ki
business at the old stand.
H. P. GREGORY & CO.,
n, 5orIk From M.. ritrlUnil.Or.
Inipoiters ami Dealers in
I LatlifH. iioriac jtucnioeM,
Band MaWH, croii w.
Rubber and Leather Belting,
Hllili F1.VDIXGI GEXEHALLY
A . B. THOMPSON,
FISH AND GAME MARKET
Fresh Flab on every day 'a Steamer.
Tame Geese, Ducks. Turkeys and Chickens.
Wild Game of all kinds. - Fresh and
Cauned Fruits. Butter.Eggs
3TWII1 Sell at Low Frice.3
Every Department is Complete!
Being one of the
Largest Buyers of Dry Goofls
In The North West,
Buying Direct From The Manufacturers and Importers,
JJa vlng the Extra Profits of Mlddlomeu, We are enabled to
Give Our Customers the Benefit!
We Only Carry
FIRST CLASS GOODS!
And Our Prices are Low.
WHOLESALE COUNTRY ORDERS
Specially Attended to and Pilled With Dispatch.
C. H. COOPER'S
Wholesale and Retail Stores, Astoria, Oregon.
G. A. STINSON & CO.,
At Capt, Kogera old stand, corner of Gass
und Court Streeb.
.Ship and Cannery work. Hprsesnoelu?.
Wagons made and repaired. Good work
U.ate Cutter lln M. D. Kant.)
A Good Fit Guaranteed.
CITY BOOK STORE
Just Keclved Direct From Mew York.
The Finest and Largest Variety of
ALBT7MS JUTD JTTCEXTXXiZ: BOO:
Ever Exhibited in Astoria!
- TO BE SOLD AT NEW YORK PRICES!
THE OREGON SHORT LINE.
1 1 TO 500 MILES THE SHORTEST ; 12 TO 48 HOURS THE QUICKEST.
The Latest Woreltle
Will be on exhibition this week at Carl
A Naal Injector tree with each
bottle of Shiloh's Catarrh Remedy
Price 50 cents. Sold by W. K. Dement.
At a reasonable rate; the tine new
building opposite KirchhofTs bakery.
Apply at this office. '
A fine display of Crockery and Glass
ware will shortly he exhibited at Car
nahan & Co.'s, for the holiday trade.
None but the best of cooks and wait
ers employed at the TJ. S. Kestaurant.
All the patent medicines advertised
in this paper, together with the choicest
Eerfumerv, and toilet articles, etc can
e bought at the lowest prices, at J. W.
Conn's drue store, opposite Occident
Griflin & Reed are opening a large
and varied assortment or holiday goods
to-dav. Do not be hasty in making your
The Rev. Geo. II. Thayer, of Bour
bon, Ind., says: "Both myself and wife
oweour lives toSnu.on's Consumption'
CunE." Sold by W. K. Dement.
For a IVent Fitting Boot
Or Shoe, go to P. J. Goodmans, on Che
namus street, next door to I. V. Case.
All goods of the best make and guaran
teed quality. A full stock ; new goods
constantly arriving. Custom work.
For Dyspepsia andLiver Complaint,
you have a printed euaranteeon every
bottle of Sftiion's
l'nnts, from ?3 up. Suits from $33 up.
Shop opposite C. H. Cooper's.
fails to cure.
YItallzer. It never
Sold bv W. E. Dement.
A S pie ml Id Display
At Call Adlers Crystal Palace the com
A full line
suits for rent,
of Mask and Masquerade
r, at the Xew York Novelty
Parties wishing sparor piling ol any
size or length can be supplied by leav
ing orders with J. H . D. Gray.
Beady For Business.
For a good steak, a delicious cup of
coffee or a plate of fine oysters goto
ho sells the most Pianos. Organs,
and Musical Instruments? The New
York Novelty Store.
In delicate health and all who" suffer
from habitual constipation will find the
pleasant liquid fruit remedy Syrup of
Figs more easilv taken, and more bene
ficial in effect than any other remedy.
It acts promptly yet gently on the Bow
els, kidneys. Liver and Stomach, and
does not sicken or debilitate. For sale
by V. E. Dement & Co.
Preaching in the Swedish language
i the EDiscoDal chapel, upper Astoria,
on Sunday, at 10:30 and 7:30, and In
THE EVENT OF THE SEASON!
TWO KIGIIT3 ONf,Y.
Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 14, 15..
Bngagement of the Old Tunc Favorites
JOSEPH It. '6RISMIR,
Supported by the powerful
Baldwin TMcater eppany,
Of 8an Francisco,
When will be presenteu on Monday "Dec
14th. ttie greatest of all melodramas
by Fiiaxk Habvkt, entitled
"THE WAGES OF SIN.V
Tuesday Dec. 15thMr.arisiners dram
atization of Hugh Conway's worM
renowped novel of startling
C JkU.KD BACKi'
Both plays presented with special scen
ery and novel mechanical effects.
Prices as ssaal. 59c, 75c. aad S1.9.
Eeserved seats attne'usual place, the New
Tork xiovelty score, wunoui extra ensile.
Wilson & Fisher
HEAVY AND SHELF
Paints, Oils', and Varnish!
Salem Flouring Mill,
Portland Boiler Milli,
- Capitol Flour and
- - ASTORIA. OREGON-.
CHICAGO, BOSTON, NEW TORK,
And All Points East.
Bates &8.8O to 610.35 tbe Cheapest to
Council Bluffs, Omaha, Kansas City,
If you are i
FRSK OF C.
AND OTHER POINTS.
Palace aad Kmlarramt Sleeping: Cars baaled cb Kxpres
. Trains Exclusively wltUoat Chaage.
rplny east write for Ratw. Maps, Time Tables, Guides and if mi mrormattoa.
W. Is. GAXKETS9N.
Asst. Agt.. Astojia.
General Asent, Ho, 1, Wasalnston street, Portlaad, Oregon
MacDonald & Mcintosh
Frank Fabre's Coffee. Oyster, and the English languajje in the same place, tNotk. Seeure your seats In advance
1 unop jtiousti , uppusuc .31. j. iuso a. i 'rnursaay eventng at 7 vm. and aToid tne rusa i iae aoor.
i. ly located. Apply at thlaJOfflce.
Are now Prepared to
Show a Large Assortment
Goods in Every Line!
Which will he Sold at
. County Orders.
T-AM AUTHORIZED TO'BUY COUNTY
Lower Figures than at any Other House
IN THE CITY. '
Theleading Clothing, Hat, and Gents' Furnishing Store