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SATURDAY- JOLY SO-18S7
AN ,lJfRKM" KING.
That -wickedness sometimes pros
pers is evinced by the rather roman
tic career within the last few months
of Charles AY. Banks, formerly of Al
bany, N. Y., later of San Francisco,
and now elevated by the power of
love to the throne of king of Cook's
;cioTtfl in fhA Smith Pacific ocean. A
history of Mr. Bank's life in Albany
would add so littleinteres1; to his later
life that 'it is unnecessary to refer to
it now, except to state that in that
town he married a very interesting
young lady, for whom, according to
his latest letters to friends, he still en
tertains the most touching affection.
It is also hardly necessary to say that
the lady in question places so little
faith in these assurances of unbound
ed love that she has begun a divorce
suit, and charges his kingship with
desertion and infidelity.
Soon after the marriage of the
' couple they journeyed to San Fran
cisco, where Mr. Banks, being intelli
gent and bright, as well as a hand
some young man, obtained employ
ment in the office of "Wells. Fargo &
Co. There he prospered prospered
toowell for his personal good, for,
having obtained a position of trust
and gained the entire confidence of
his employers, he suddenly disap
peared six months ago, carrying with
him over $50,000 belonging.to the
company. His many friends at the
Golden Gate mourned his departure,
for he was a good talker, and a good
story-teller, while his little suppers at
home and at his club were the talk of
society for days after each event
Mrs. Banks, too, mourned his loss, but
Ihe reasons were widely different, and
"she went to New York after gathering
enough evidence in San Francisco to
prove that her husband had not been
all that she expected. Consulting a
law firm there the papers of a divorce
were properly drawn up, but pending
information as to the whereabouts of
her 'recreant husband she withheld
Meanwhile Wells, Fargo & Co. had
sent detectives after the defaulter,
who tracked him to Tahiti, Sandwich
Islands, but the wily young man fled
in a schooner a few hours before the
sleuth-hounds of the law reached
" there. From this point the gay de
faulter's movements much resembled
those of Billy Kid, the illustrious hero
whom Bosina Vokes sings about in
her clever song, "His 'Art Was True
toPolL" Like Billy Kid, Ulr. Banks
, .Landed on a strange shoro and looked out
When a noble savage lady, of a oolor
Came along and accosted him.
"Oh, stay with me, and the king you'll be,
And in a palace loll,
Or I'll eat you like a fillet;" so he gave
his hand, did Billy,
But his 'art was true to Poll.
. Mr: Banks was certainly in luck.
He had sailed away from Tahiti for a
point anywhere out of the grasp of
the' law, and favoring gales had direct
ecThis craft to the shores of Kareton
ga, Cook's Island, in the South Pa
cific, where the beautiful but dusky
queen Ulakea (Ulakea in English but
something else in her own" picturesque
" language) reigned quietly and.kindly
over her Ibving tribe. She is a wid--owybut
ceased abruptly to grieve for
her departed lord when the handsome
face and manly bearing and figure of
Mr. Banks loomed up before her in
her quiet, luxurious home. He
was a wanderer, weary and forlorn,
and she a widow, sad and lonely, .but
with lots of this world's goods and a
large heart, which she unhesitatingly
threw at his feet Her kindness won
him, coupled with his own Yankee in
genuity, which told him that he had
.struck it rich, and ho availed himself
of the fortunate opportunity equally
as unhesitatingly as it .had been
opened to him.
There at Baretonga, safe from the
law's strong gf asp where the climate
is glorious and warm all the year
round, Banks-is now living, duly do
mesticated and acknowledged as king,
and receiving the homage of the peo
ple, who adore him, because their be
loved queen has set them the exam
ple. The detectives who found him
there say he expresses no desire to re
turn to his native country, but seems
satisfied to continue his life of idle
ness, and power.
The United States treasury to-day
is a" vast bank in metallic money and
money-metals. Probably it his the
greatest hoard of the precious metals,
coined and uncoined, anywhere on
the face of the earth and this is not
all gathered in one place. On the 1st
of July the treasury of the United
States had.S278,000,000 in gold, $85,
000,000 being in bars, and $215,000,000
of silver, of which less than $4,000,
000 was uncoined. Th& amount of
treasury notes oh hand was less than
$30;000,000. The secretary of the
treasury has been able by carrying
.gold. -bars to keep down the
amount of cash taken from the mon
etary circulation to the lowest
limit It is amazing when we think
of the monetary condition of this
country forty years ago, when the sup
ply of both metals was very small;
thirty years ago. when money as good
as gold was unknown between Penn
sylvania and California; and twenty
years ago, when this side of the Eocky
mountains not a silver piece was
visible, and gold was tho cen
ter of a vast daily speculation, in
which tho treasury notes passed cur
rent at 50 cents on the dollar more or
less. It is amazing in view of the
past that to-day our national treasury
is a vast bullion bank.
The sending to Cabool of the
heads of two hundred Andars and Ta-
rakis slain by the troops of the ameer
is a striking evidence of the savagery
of the customs of war that still exist
in Afghanistan. It appears that after
the first fight, in which they were vic
torious, the government troops were
defeated by the Jaghuri and Haza-
rahs and that the ameer is now send
ing re-enforcements to his army. The
consequence of this petty warfare to
the civilized world depends alto
gether on how jnuch English and
Russian intrigues have to do -with the
There is a great deal of force in
the statement made in Dunn's Com
mercial Review that a halt year dur
ing which we have invested $100,000,
000 in new railroads, $400,000,000 in
buildings and another $100,000,000
more in mines and manufactories,
cannot bo expected to be a very lively
time for speculation. Tho money
that goes into solid business is not at
hand to put in margins or to engineer
At Row' Opera Honse To-nlglit,
(San Francisco Chronicle.)
With a flourish of trumpets the
mammoth spectacular, "Tho Devil's
Auction," arrived from the east Sat
urday, and immediately took posses
sion of the Bush street theater, whore
people were turned away, unable to
gain standing room after 7:45 p. u.,
last evening. "The Devil's Auction"
is the largest show of its kind ever
brought to the coast, and the pluck
of its proprietor, Mr. Gilmore, should
be rewarded with the same business
as tested the theater last evening on
its initial production. Tho piece is
a conglomeration of all tho good
things imaginable, and can be thor
oughly enjoyed and appreciated by
people of every temperament Such
scenery, costumes, ballets, premiers,
specialties and other things have
never been produoed on such an
elaborate scale of grandeur as that
given by this company. That it will
become popular there is no doubt.
The company i3 a perfect army of
men and women nearly 75 people
forming the roster. One . thing of
note is that everything was given as
trumpeted in the advance notices.
Reserved seats at the New York
And Free Lunch at the Telephone Sa
loon, 5 cents.
For thobest photographs and tintypes
go to Crow's Gallery..
House to Kent.
A newly fitted house, six rooms, well
arranged: situated on Cedar street,
opposite ltobt. Uarrothers. For terms,
etc.. apply at this office.
All There I !
fee cream, fine quality supplied at
short notice by Frank Fabre, any part
or the city: S2.G0 a gallon.
Telephone o4ginr House.
Best Beds in town. Rooms per night
50 and 25 cts., per week $1.50. JJew and
clean. Private entrance.
United States Restaurant is the best
and cheapest in Astoria.
Oysters In Every Style
At the Central Restaurant, next to
Foard & Stokes'.
A Wew And Ealarged. stock of
Choice Brands or Clears.
Imported Key West and domestic All
tastes can be satisfied and all pockets
suited as to price. TanslU'sPunch and
Junior's in full supply as usual at
D. L. Beck & Sons.
Ten cents for a cup of Fnbre's nice
For the very best pictures go to II. S.
Drawn front the cellar, at Chas. Grat-
All the patent medicines advertised
in this paper, together with the choicest
Eerfumery, and toilet articles, etc can
e bought at the lowest prices, at .!. W.
Conn's drug store, opposite Occident
For a FIho Dish of Ice Cream
Go to the Central Restaurant, next to
Foard & Stokes'.
The best oysters in any style at
The finest and nicest steak to be had
in town at Fabre's.
What is better than a glass of liquor?
A cup of delicious coffee at Fabre's.
Try Fabre's celebrated pan roast
-Neat, Quick And Cheap at The
ASTORIAN JOB OFFICE.
Wliatl Do You Think
Jeff of the U. S. gives you a meal for
nothing and a glass of something to
drink? Not much; but ho gives the
best meal and more of it than any other
restaurant in town. 25 ft nts.
Ho You IVant Your Flue Clvacett?
If you do T. Clifton will do tho job
neatly and cheap. Leave orders at Tnn
A 81111113- Itoom
With the comforts of a home, library,
tvppiy at iioiuen J louse.
Meals Cooked lo Order,
Private rooms for ladies and families:
at Central Restaurant, next to Foard &
The Clatsop Ferry Eoat.
Summer and Fall Schedule.
Week Days Leaves
Astoria Landing. Adair's Landins
8 a. r.
4 i sr.
8 A. M.
11 A. M.
II A. M.
5 V. M.
10 A. M.
G P. M.
7 P. M.
Additional trips will be made when bus!
Far one Even ng. Duly )
Saturday, July 30.
The Giant or all Show.
Great New York Production at
The Devil's Auction
The Golden Branch.
Interpreted by a Company of
45 PEOPLE 45
The CJrai.il English Ballets,
Hns;e UerolTkig Scenery,
Costume, Properties, Ac
Coining diiect from San Francbco per
PPJCES-iO Cents, t Cents and 31.
Sale of Seats open Thursday. J'lly 23th. at
9 a. si. at The New York Novelty Store.
Pic Sic and Excursion.
Will Give a Grand Excursion and
TO KNAPPA AND RETURN
Sunday, July 31st, 1887.
The Mountain Queen baa been chartered
and ever)' arrangement has been made to
insure a pleasant time to all participating.
There -will be Dancing In tbe afternoon at
Knapp.s Hall. Steamer returns at 6 o'clock.
Hound Trip Tickets: Ladles, Fifty Cents.
" " Gents. One Dollar.
Tickets may be bad of any member of the
Committee of Arrangements.
Aug. Danlelson, M. Olsen. Frank Eck
lund. Eric Johnson, Jno. M. Olsen.
The boat will leave the O. K. & N. Dock at
0 A. M.and will make landings at the Fish
erman's and Scandinavian Canneries both
Tho Western Amateur Band
lias been engaged and
Will Accompany The Excursion
TRAVELERS INSURANCE GO
Of Hartford, Conn.
Presents to the Travelling Public the fol
lowing Valuable Concessions, viz :
In case of Accidental
In case of loss of both
Eyes, two entire Feet,
or two entire Hands.
In event of loss of one
entire hand, or one
entire loot, and
1 K Per week, as formerly, in
A.O case of a totally disabling
TicletR, 2Cc per Pay, or 84.60 for Thirty
Days, FOB SALE by
At American News Depot. Local Agent,
The fine 11 rst class iron barque
Aai at Lloyds 10SO tons register
Goes on tbe beith Immediately and wll
have good despatch for Liverpool. For
freight apply to TAYLOR, "VOUNG & CO.
ortoA. w.tfkuu. rortianu.
I. W. CASE,
ODD FELLOWS' BUILDING.
Does a General Banking Business
Drafts Drawn Available in any part of
On account of Removal from This City of Oiir Manager,
MR. CARL ADLER, We are Compelled to
Wind Up Our Business Inside of 30 Days,
Immense Stock of poods
COUNTERS, SHELVES, SHOWCASES, ETC.
Remember Everything Will, Shall, and Must be. Sold!
Dealers are invited to examine Our Slock ami pick out what they
can use, before we throw it on the Market.
The Crystal Palace.
Fine Groceries, Provisions and Mill Feed.
Crockery, Glass Plated Ware.
The Largest nnd finest assortment of
Fresh. Fruits and Vegetables.
Received fresh every Steamer.
CITY BOOK STORE.
The Finest Line of
In the city.
Strike It Rich!
Groceries $ Provisions
Foard & Stokes
Tlielr largely increasing trade enables
them to self at tbe very lowest margin
of profit wlille giving you goods
that are or first class quality.
Goods Delivered All Over the City.
The Highest Price raid for Junk.
OF SAN FRANCISCO.
FlavePs Wharf and Warehouse,
Cannery Supplies at Lowest Prices.
Storage and Insurance at Current Rates.
Drafts on the leading Cities of the World
JOHN F. McGOVERN,
It. IE. Coleman, Accountant.
W. F. Armbruster
3"JE3 VV" ElZiB
Clocks, Jewelry and Musical
Repaired on the Shortest Notice at Rea
Chenamns St., next to Spexartb's Gun store.
Does all kinds of Plain Sewing and Mend
ing at the shortest notice. Opposite- Salva
tion Army Barrack9, Astoria.
RETAIL DEALEIl IN
SCHOOL BOOKS AND
MURRAY & CO.,
And Dealers In
Special Attention Given to Filling
A FULL LINE CARRIED
. And Supplies furnished at Satis
Purchases delivered In any part ol the city.
Office and Warehouse
In Hume's New Building on Water Street.
P. O. Box 153. Telephone No. 37.
Are You Insured?
J. O. Bozorth
Writes Insurance Policies In Reliable Fire
Insurance companies that give Absolute
Protection in case 01 nre.
Cas& or Installments.
rail stock a
145 5 tk St-, P.O.
SEND FOR CATALOGUE.
Carnahan & Go.
T. -W. CASE,
IilPoftTERS AND WHOLESALE AND
RETAIL DEALEBS IN
Corner Cbenamus andfCass streets.
For Bowing or Sailing
The fine boat Pride of The Columbia
can be engaged during the season for boat
ing or sailing parties. Apply to
Bargains in Ready Made Clothing.
25 Men's and Youths' odd suits marked down from $16 and $18
to SI I and S 13, and are all wool desirable suits.
We carry a full lino of Mack Dross suits which are sold for the lowest cash
Our Line of Dry Fancy Goods
Cotton. Woolen and Muslin Underwear, Shetland and Embroidered New
port Shawls in all colors. Ladies short Wraps, Calico Wrappers. Fancy, GInz-
uuuj aim aiicu -n.yiJU3, oiliv -OUlUlUlUCreU
A fine lot of Embroideries Just opened.
We have the largest nml finpih lnf nf mu- Tiir-o.i o,wi T.te- v,nk,un. -,j
Knittlnjj Silk in ail shades and colors, to
BOOTS and SHOES.
Genuine English. Porpoise Shoes Tor Gents.
Ladles Flexible Sole Shoes in French, Kanparoo and Dongola Kid
Boys and Youths Shoes of all Kinds, Misses and Childrens and Infant her!, and
Spring heels. WE I)EA1 TS ROOTS AND SHOES OIL.Y.
The Celebrated Specialist of The
Yanmonclscar Private Dispensary, Portland, Or.,
Is now in this city. The Doctor is known as the Mast Successful Specialist on the
Pacific Coast. His specialty includes all Nervous, Private and Chronic Diseases,' such as
Nervous and Physical Debility. Exhausted Vitality, Diseases of Kidneys. Lirer, Lunsi.
Heart, and Stomach, Premature decline In Man.
Dr. Clark's peculiar treatment of all Female Troubles, symptoms of which are : Back
ache. Burning pain on top of head, feeling of debility, general weakness, lassitude, low
spirits, feeling of languor, nervousness, fs the most successful and legitimate known to
medical science. Microscopical Examinations and Chemical Analysis
of the urine are made In all cases taken to discover all the complications Defore cvut
are guaranteed. Consultation Free. Booms at Tarker House.
a. B. PARKER,
Hay, Oats, anil Straw, Lime, Ml, Cement, Sail anil Plaster
Wood Dellrered to Order.
IER apply to the Captain, or to
Mens Furnishing Goods,
Men's Clothing of all Kinds.
At Phil. A. Stokes i Cos.
Hats, Shirts, Collars, Cuffs, Underwear,
-A. TTJE3EL"Sr xul:eig:e3 stock,
Very Low Prices. (First door east of Foard & Stokes.) Anything that a
man needs in Clothing, at Bottom Prices.
riHCIXi. L. STOK.ES cfe OO.
HOLT St. CO. Proprietors.
. Manufactures of
Scroll and Turned Balustrades,
Boat Material, etc.
Orders solicited and Promptly attended to.
Satisfaction Guaranteed as to StyIe,:Qualt
ty and Prices.
Mill and Office cor. Polk nnd Concomly
streets. Astoria, Oregon.
lie found In Astoria. '
- - w - - "y -Vr:sv-
P. J. GOODMAN.
Drajlng, Teaming and Express Ba!nesi,
Fben P, Parher,Maater.
Pur TOWING, FREIGHT orCHAK
H. M. PARKJKJC.
New York Novelty Store
In Books, Stationery, Fancy Goods, and
General Notions. We are satisfied .wtta
small profit over original cost, aafl wst
you to buy what you need in our Un8 of ns.
It Is for your Interest to do so.
A full line of Novelties. Playing Cards.
Blank Books, Musical Instrument, Tsysi
A Large Siock of Baby Carriaet.
New York Novelty Store.