C?J STlic gaUg Mforan. ASTORIA, OREGON: Till i:s! VY. lEUi:rAKY4. 1SSC smxce 1703 wars amongst civil i.od people have caused the death of -1,470,000 men. The bloodiest recorded battle was Borodino, where 250,000 men were engaged and 17,000 were killed. Newly killed venison in Ceylon is covered down with honey in large earthen pots. These are not opened for three years, and the meat so preserved is said to be of the most delicious flavor. Ax Iowa bank cashier in the penitentiary for defaulting got hold of a pardon that had been sent to another convict and wrote his own name in it so cleverly that he was nearly out before the forgery was discovered. At. the ancient ceremony of blessing the Neva river at St. Pet ersburg, on January ISth, the czar went freely among the people without an escort. lie probably heard that Koosher was in San Francisco jail. include nearly the entire grant of the Atlantic and Pacific railroad and all the Northern Pacific lands that lie west of the Missouri river, as well as millions of acres in other states and territories along the lines of roads which were not con structed until after the expiration of the term. Some of these lands are in Michigan, "Wisconsin, Iowa, Arkansas, Alabama, Georgia and other thickly populated states. The disposition of the committee is for the forfeiture of everything. Judge Payson says, however, that congress will pass no sweeping measures. All unearned lands will be forfeited, he thinks, but con gress will confirm title to all lands covered by grants lying along the railroads that have been actually constructed in good faith, regard less of the date at which that con struction was completed. If this policy prevails all the Northern Pacific grants will be confirmed, except a few million acres on the Pacific coast, but all of the Atlantic and Pacific grant lying east of Al buquerque, N. M., will be forfeited. Special Notice! This Week! An Increased Force of Clerks D. L. BECK SONS; -Will- Be Engaged! At The aace Tiieki: were condemned and de stroyed in the last calendar year in New York city 709,410 pounds ol meat and fish, 212,905 pounds of fruit, 37,00.i pounds of canned goods, 72,700 pounds of candy, and large quantities of other kinds of food whose consumption would have raised the death rate. Fisheries, 1 88& We have a new Mill, flrst class, with heavy machinery to knit the STRONG TRAPS and Suited to the SEINES Pacific Fisheries! Also for th? lighter kinds of Netsand Seines. All kiuds of Nets and Seines made to order. Letters promptly answered. Trices Low. Gloucester Net and Twine Co.. 9C Commercial Street. Boston. Crystal P Preparing for the SACRIFICE SALE! Of Which DUE NOTICE WILL BE GIVEN. Wholesale and Retail Dealers in FAMILY GROCERIES Cannery Fishermen's Supplies HL Bi I?JL3Et,!KE!Jt.? DEALER IN Hay, Oats, ail Straw, Line, Bricl, Cent, Sai and Plaster Wood Dellrered to Order. Draying, Teaming and Express Business. STEAMER Choice Teas Java and C. R. Coffee Palace Drips N. E. Maple Syrup Choice Canned Fruits India Currie Powder Boston Baked Beans Bahama Pine Apple London Layer Raisins Breakfast Gems IKppplgf lm HUM S-bsfe-iggg3 ForTOWING. FREIGHT or CHAlt- PEli annlv io the Captain, or to - 11. B. PAKlKK. French Peas and Mushrooms Crushed Indian Pine Apple and Edam Cheese Germea Tin: civilizing influence of the daily newspaper is once more illus trated by the London TeleyraplCs purchase of a. large tract in the Alojnve desert, California, on which it proposes to raise enough of the Yucca plant to faed its presses their daily pabulum of a paper roll 200 miles long. The Teh graph may yet solve the In dian problem by employing the Apaches to chew cactus and ex pectorate tissue paper. January 1st, the Minneapolis Tribune issued a sheet of thirty two pages, giving a complete his tory of the growth of the city dur ing the past year. The city con tains to-day more than 140,000 inhabitants. In 1SG0 the popula tion of the town was only 2,504, and as late as 1 872 it was dis missed in the "Gazetteer" with a few lines describing it as a post village of Minnesota, with two national banks, a United States land office, three flouring mills and six saw mills. It is now the metropolis of the northwest with a real estate valuation of over 77,000,000. The value of the buildings erected in ISSo, alone was -$9,71G,G10. A kkcext Chinese murder trial in St. Louis brought out the fact of the existence of a class of "high binders" among the yellow fellows who would murder a man for 5. The good people of St. Louis are very much horrified. It is amus ng to read the awe stricken com ments of the St. Louis papei on the dreadful discovery. One of the journals in question which used to lecture us out here on the coast some time ago because we didn't show love for "the little brown man," asks "can this be true?" Yes, indeed, and it is true, and you've just begun to find them out. And we are glad of it. You never would acknowledge or believe it till they got among you and started to cut up their didos. "We hope lhey will give you a benefit. Nothing else will open 3Tour eyes. " " .Tlhgk Paysox, of Illinois, says that the house committee on pub lie lands, of which he is a member, has now under consideration bills to forfeit all land grants that were not actually earned by railroads to which they were given by con gress within the time specified by law. These bills contemplate the restoration of about 100,000,000 acres of public land to the public domain, a considerable part of which has been sold by the rail road companies and is now in the hands of innocent settlers. They GO TO THE Aw ia Woo Tail The New York Novelty Store! For the Next 30 Days We will sell our Stock of Merchandise, Novelties. Etc.. at San Francisco coit. with freight added. We propose to inaugurate a general, sweeping and bona fide Clearance Sale, our intention being to dispose of any and everything at present on hand, to make room Tor our NEW STOCK which will arrive about February 1st, 1SSG. Remember that lliK is no sham 'Closing Out Sale", but a GENUINE CLEARANCE SALE! The public are cordially invited to call and examine our goods and prices, ami convince themselves of the truth of our assertions. HEW YORK NOVELTY STORE! Opposite the Parker House, Main Street. Astoria. Oregon. Shrewsbury Ketchup Canned Soups Canned Shrimps Deviled Crab Spanish Queen Olives Pickled Oysters Plum Pudding Cox's Gelatine Orange Marmalade Chow Chow Choice Dried Fruits Choice Fancy Crackers Salem Flour Forest Cove Flour Dupee Hams Breakfast Bacon Goodwin Butter Etc. Etc. Etc. JOHN u9l. 3VE0 3STTCS-C3fl:353Ii"5r, DEALER JV Tin, Sheet Iron, and Copper Ware. A general assortment of Household Goods AC est roR- 3IAGEE STOVES AMD KAXES. THE BESTIM THE MARKET. Plumbing goods of all kinds on hand. Job work dons In a workmanlike manner. Plumbing, Cas Fitting and Cannery Work attended to promptly On Reasonable Term. ChenamuH Street, Next to C I. Parker's Store. Astoiia. Oregon. Goods Sold at Lowest Cash Prices. -I'or- GOOD MEASURE Lcto" -And Four Foot Fir Wood ..$2.75 to $3.23 per cord. Cut " " ...$3.23toS4.00 " " Four Foot Vine MapleS3.23 to S3.75 '. " Cut " " S3.75tO$4.59 " DELIVERED BY WM. LOEB & CO., Wines, Liquors and Cigars. A Large Stock of (FIRST CLASS GOODS! The Trade Supplied AT LOWEST MARKET ICATES. Allonlers tilled promptly and accurately. Agents for First Class Foreign and Domestic Brands Main Street, Next door to Wells, Fargo's Express office. Boss Opera House Engagement Extraordinary! One Night Only! Thursday, Feb. 4. 1886. SHUTE & CO., FINE IMPORTED CIGARS. You can rely on getting a Good Cigar AtShute&Co.'s CIGAR AND TOBACCO STORE, Opposite D. L. Beck & Son ". C. E. BAIN. DOORS, WINDOWS, BRACKETS, .llouldings, Window Frames, etc. A Full Supply of Material. Bids Furnished : Contract Work a Specialty. Mill and Office on the Old Site. G. HANSEN OF THE DIAMOND PALACE! Has .lust Received a Fine Stock of riTTTiTn rrmir a r MS' IAS GOOD S THE OREGON SHORT LINE. 11 TO 500 MILES THE SHORTEST; 12 TO 48 HOURS THE QUICKEST TO CHICAGO, BOSTON, NEW YORK. And All Foints East. Rates $8.0 to $10.23 llu Cheapest io Council Bluffs, Omaha, Kansas AND OTIIKU POINTS. Pullmuu City, Palace ami Kmiraut sleeping: Cur hauled Trains Kxelusively without Change. If von are goins east write for Kate FKhE OF CHAHOE. on Kxpress Maj s.Time Tables. Guides and Full Information. Consisting of DIAMONDS, WATCHES, .1EWELI1 V, SILVER WARE, CLOCKS, SPECTACLES, ETC., Which he offers at Bedrock Prices. All Coods Warranted. Mine i a Jewelry Store ami Known as S113I1. The Leading Star Comedienne and Cali fornian Favorite ALICE HARRISON! Supported by Her Own Great Company, in the New Musical Farcical Comedy HOT WATER! Beautiful Scenery. Gorgeous Costumes, Mar velous Mecnamcai Kneels, Etc. wonaer- ful Revolving Carousals Running at Full Speed. The Flj ing Balloon, and Other Startling Features. VirffimaCiear anfl Tobacco Store J. W. BOTTOM, Proprietor, Water Street, Two Doors East of Olney. Fine Cigars, Tobaccos and Smokers Articles, Sold at Lowest Market Kates. FRUITS, CANDIES, NOTIONS.&c. Holdeii's Auction Rooms r Established January 1st, 1877. E. C. HOLDEN, Real Estate and General Auctioneer and Commission Merchant, Chenamus Street, - Astoria, Oregon. The Present Crowning Success of San Fran cisco, at tne hush street Theater Flaying to Thronged Houses. The Same Great Company. Identical Scen ery, uostumes ana unecis win De Presented in this City. Secure Seats at the usual place, the New York Novelty Store. IN NEW QUARTERS! Having Consolidated My Business with the Astoria Furniture Co., I now offer the Largest and Most Complete Assortment of Fine and Plain Furniture, Bedding, Carpets, Oil Cloth, Window Shades, Pictures, Moulding, etc., At Portland Prices, and Invito a Call o f Everybody in Want of Goods in My Line, Guaranteeing Satisfaction in Every Respect. CH AS. HEILBORN E. A. XOYES. XV. Ii. GABKETSOX. Agent. Astoria. -asr. Agu, Asiona. R. CAIWI'KEJ.I,. General Agent, No. 1. Washington street. Portland, Oregon. WYATT & THOMPSON. KEEP CONSTANTLY ON HAND A Full Stock or Canned Fresh Mackerel, Canned Fresh Codfish, Canned Fresh Finnan Iladdic, Canned Shrimps, Canned Roast Reef, Canned Chicken, Canned Pig's Feet, Atmore's Plum Pudding, Atmore's Mince Meat, Enp's Cocoa. Ground Chocolate, A Fine Assortment of Canned Vegetables, etc COUNTY ROSS, CORONER. HAVE YOTJ w to IN THE MATTEIt OF Rags, Bottles, Old Metal, or Junk of Any Sort, Aura e Tffi Will give you the best price for it. Do You Want to Buy SHIP MATERIAL, DON'T FORGET That Gray's Pioneer Wood Yard Sells and Delivers Better Wood and Larger Cords Titan Anybody! Four Foot Fir Wood S3 to S3.25 per Cord Cut " " ...$3.50 to S4 00 " Four Foot Vine Maple$3.50to S3.75 " Cut " " -$VX to $1.50" " Ash and Spruce Limbs according to Quality. Harif are and Slip Chandlery VAN OUSEH & CO.. J. H. D. GHAT. Wholesale and retail dealer in GROCERIES, FLOUR, AND FEED Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc. LIME, SAND AND CEMENT. General Storage and Wha fage on reason able terms. Foot of l'.enton street, Astoria. Oregon. Auction saloof Sundries eveiy Saturday, at 10 :20 A. M., ?t idt Auction Fooms. Will conduct Auction Sales or Peal Estate, Cattle, and Fanning Stock wherever de sired. Cash Returns Promptly made after Sales. Consignments respectfullv so. .cited, Notary Public for the Stc.e o. O-egon. Commissioner of Deeds fo- Washington Territory. Agent for Daily and Weekly Oregonian. SWEET CIDER. WARRANTED PURE AND FRESH. Received Every Day from Salem. POST & HANSEN, Astoria Soda "Works. DEALERS IX To Rent. FINE SUrTE OF BOOMS IX THE ODD Fellows' Building. Apply to A.J.MEGLEK. Notice to Cannerymen. WE AKE AGENTS FOK HENDERSON & Withers for the sale of their charcoal and can fumishanyamountdeslred. Please call and see us before purchasing clewhere. BOZORTH & JOHNS. Notice. SCHOOL TAXES FOR SCHOOL DISTRICT No. 9, Upper Astoria, are now due and payable at the office ot the undersigned, WM. B.ADAIR, Actg. School Clerk DIst. No. 9. Hardware and Ship Chandlery Pure Oil, Bright Varnish, Binacle Oil, Cotton Canvas, Hemp Sail Twine, Cotton Sail Twine, Lard Oil, Wrought Iron Spikes, Galvanized Cut Nails, Agricultural Implements Sewiug Machines, Paint ami Oils, Groceries. lc BEST IN THE MARKET! Srrow Flake Flour! Rooms to Rent. IN SUITES OF THREE; SUITABLE FOR house-keeping : conveniently located ; lor irom 10 siu, waiennciuuea. Appiv to D. H. WELCH," Over Foard & Stokes. Money to Loan ON APPROVED SECURITY. COUNTY OrdersTjought. Apply at the office of WIN TUN. Astoria Planing Mill HOLT & CO. Proprietors. Manufacturers of Mouldings, Sash Doors, Blinds, Rails, Balusters, Newel Posts, Brackets. Scroll nntl Turned Balustrades, BOAT MATERIAL, ETC., Orders Solicited and Promptly Attended to. Satisfaction Guaranteed As to Style, Quality and Prices. Mill and Office cor. Polk and Concomly Sts ASTORIA, OREGON. Address nOLT & CO. Fishermen Attention! Before Piircliasiu IcHherc EXAMINE DUNBAR, 1HASTER & GO.'S Extra Strontr Salmon Net Twine! Made of Best Irish Flax. Samples Furnished on Application. Ship ments Guaranteed Equal to Samples. J.O.HANTHORN, Astoria, Or. Sole Agent for Pacific Coast. SPECIAL NOTICE! O. R. & N. CO. EXCURSION! Tickels to Portland and Return For $2.50. Good on any of the Company's boats JE. A. NO YES, Agent. TJsioLeig-tetTs: 1ng. First Class Hearse and Material ox HAND. Shop and Office on Main St., above Tioneer Restaurant. II iUL-VgM GOLD MEDAL, PAEIS, 1878. BAKER'S Warranted absolutely pure Cocoa, from wLich the exceed ol Oil had been removed. It has three timeathc strength of Cocoa mixed with Starch, Arrowroot or Suipir, and ia therefore far more econom ical, costing less than one cent a cup. It la delicious, nourish!:)?, strengthening, ca&lly digested, and admirably adapted for lnval- iddosTvellasforpcrBonsIuhealtli. Sold by GrocerseTery where. f. BAKER & CO., BorcWer, lass. KEEP WARM ! Great Reduction IN PRICE OP COAL! Hamilton Scotch Splint, per ton S 8.00 Seattle, Clean, per ton . 7.00 Seattle, Average, per ton . .... coo Seattle. Screenings, per ton l.oo Cumberland, per ton laOo EMPIRE STORE. CLOTHING, HATS, BOOTS and SHOES, DRY GOODS, JUUIJ IV. T. PARKER, Manager. OREGON IMPROVEMENT CO., E. A. XOI'ES, Agent. Astoria, January 1, 18SG. From a Belaying Pin to a Hawser ; from Block to an Anchor. You Can Get what You Want at FOARD & STOKES. Headquarters at building, east end Water Street. Magnus C. Crosby Dealer in HARDWARE, IRON, STEEL, iron Pipe and Fittings, STOVES, TINWARE AND HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS LEAD SHEET LEAD STRIP SHEET IRON, HTifi and Copper- L. K. G. SMITH, Dealer In Cii ai The Best is tie Cheapest! WYATT & THOMPSON Are on Deck with an Immense Stock of STAPLE-FANCY GROCERIES, FOR THE HOLIDAYS. JUST RECEIVED A Large Asiortment of the Celebrated LOS GATOS CANNED FRUIT, Which has no Equal in the World.' Table Peaches, Bartlett Pears, Apricots, Black Berries. Egg Plums, etc., At 25c per can. Winslow's Corn, 15c per can.. To matoes, 10c. Fresh Honey in . Comb and Extracted. Crystal Honey Drips. Sjiarns FIrs, Hickory Xnts, etc., etc. At the Very Lowest Caslt Price! Reselved: mHAT THE KNIGHTS OF LABOR OF X Astoria hereby ask the cooperation of all parties concerned in the welfare of white labor, against Chinese, and particularly do we ask the cannerymen of the Columbia river to discharged any and all Chinamen they may have employed in making nets, where white labor can be so well and supe riorly substituted. Cannerymen : We ask you to carefully consider the proposition and seek white la bor where it can be obtained reasonable. Meerschaum and Briar Pipes, Cutlery, Playing Cards, Etc, "Will sell to Itetailers and Saloon Keepers at San Franckco rates. THEO. BEACKER, Manager. Chenamus Street, r . WILL JUPIU( Cut Faster JSXE ' "" FA7mTDAB5J30J83l EASIER J.C.Trtlllinger Than any oth- er axe made. Hundreds of woodmen tes- tifytoitssupe- 1 riority. It goes ra. Deep and Nerer 5'5 CARNAHAN V "" ""vl &. CO., p A genU Astoria, -- ,-.i -r' 1,.,;, $1.50. THOS. HAIRS, (Late Cutter with M. D. Kant.) FasMonaWe failor A Cood Fit Guaranteed. CHARGES MODERATE. rants, from $8 up. Suits from $30 up. Shop opposite C. H. Cooper's.