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FKIA,Y AUGUST 19. 1S37
IMPORTANCE OF FASHION.
Apabt from its salmon fisheries
Alaska -vrould be of little or no conse
quence to-day i it were not for
women, who have made the furs gath
ered in that territory fashionable.
Alaska sealskins and other furs gath
ered in that region are worn, not
because they are handsome or always
comfortable, but rather because a ca
price of fashion demands this conde
scension. "What will happen when
ever fashionable women refuse to
wear furs? Is the result impossible?
Yeryfewmen in temperate climates
wear furs of any sort The muff for
the most part went out of fashion
some years ago. Its use has been
partially renewed because it is a very
comfortable thing for the hands. The
buffalo robe, the muff, the sealskin
and the Arctic shoes are all well
enough for cold weather. The Kus
sianswear furs. The symbol of their
national life is the bear. The grizzly
bear of this coast is not a fur-bearing
animal. His hair is nearly as coarse
as bristles. That is because there is
no cold weatner. uoing norm me
polar bear has a coat of fur as white
as the snow or the floating islands of
ice from which he fishes for seals, or
for any other marine animal that will
afford him a comfortable breakfast.
Some years ago women created the
fashion of wearing fur sealskin cloaks.
A garment of this kind costing, say
$250, was the dream of many a
woman's life, and many a man whose
entire income for a month was not an
equal amount was persuaded to come
down with the funds. Now, what
would result if the fur-bearing woman
should decide that she would no
longer wrap herself in the heavy,
clumsy and altogether cumbrous seal
skin? Clearly the value of Alaska
would drop down to a nominal figure.
There would be little use in sending
revenue cutters up to that territory to
chase down the clandestine fur seal
hunters. It would make little differ
ence whether the whole of Behring
sea were included in the transfer
which Kussia made in conveying Alas
ka, or whether only half of that water
was conveyed. Probably no foreign
sealers would have been arrested in
Behring sea were it not for the prom
inence of woman as a fur-bearing ani
mal. She has given all the impor
tance to Alaska which that territory
at present possesses. "When Mr.
Seward closed with the Bussian prop
osition to convey Alaska to the United
Stales, and said with great emphasis,
"it is a whack" he had a long fore
sight. He knew that in all probability
fashionable women would take loving
ly to the fur-bearing seals. The Bus
sian fur companies had made a great
deal of money, but that was in part
because in Bussia and in all countries
of very high latitude man is the prin
cipal fur-bearing animal. He makes
most of the journeys and has the
greatest exposure to cold. But the
fashion is reversed in all temperate
and warm climates. Women hold
tenaciously to furs. If the sealskin
cannot be obtained, there is the squir
rel, the gray fox, the lynx, the badger
and the cat Yes, the tom-cat; for
thousands of these, perhaps millions,
have their hides taken off every year, I
and when colored are sold under the
name jenet skins, which are largely
used in the trimming of outside gar
ments. Now, who can give any assurance
that the caprice of fashion will not
change some day? "Who can say that
the wearing of fare will not some day
be rated as vuljrar, especially in tem
perate climate! and that soft wool
textures wDI not supplant these Arctic
furs? A fdw years ago it became the
caprice of fashion to wear the skins of
all birds of beautiful plumage. Mill
ions of songbirds were sacrificed. Bu
ral districts were devastated to sup
ply the market. No ordinary protests
availed anything. One day there was
an arrest of this cruel and senseless
fashion. Victoria of England gave
judgment against the praotice. It
turned out that a fashion that could
not have the stamp of royal approval
was no fashion at alL It was dropped
at once. The aristocratic seal of con
demnation had changed a fashion al
most in the twinkling of an eye. Mill
ions of birds had fallen a prey to this
caprice, but millions more were saved.
"Women all at once ceased to be feather-bearing
animals, as to all singing
One can see from this sudden change
in the caprice of fashion what would
be the result if a like change should
ever occur as to the weariag of furs.
Suppose a royal stamp of disapproval
were set upon the prevailing fashion
of wearing any fur from the otter and
silver fox down to that of the musk
rat, on the ground that it was a cruel
ty to strip animals of their hides,
thereby sacrificing millions of animal
lives for a mere whim of fashion? The
change is not advocated by a long
way, because it would involve some
thing of a financial shock to the com
mercial world. Yet no one can dem
onstrate that at no distant day women
will not abandon their furs. Could
any one demonstrate that woman
would all at once cease to adorn her
person with the plumage of small
birds? And yet the change did come,
and very suddenly. -But at present
the house cat, converted into a muff,
is a far more-useful animal than when
prowling around at midnight And
the fox never looked so thoroughly
respectable as when his fur is attached
to the border of some handsome gar
ment It ought to be a great comfort
to him to know how his character is
elevated and dignified at last As to
the poor seal, it is probable that he
would much rather wear his own fur
than to have it worn by the most fash
ionable woman in the land. At pres
ent the ethical question does not seem
to be so important as the commercial
THE COMING RACE.
Thb approaching yacht race be
tween the Volunteer and Thistle
attracts attention all over the coun
try. September 16th, 1885, the
Puritan beat the Qenesta, and the
"America cup" was retained on this
side the Atlantic.
It is now nearly twenty-one years
since the celebrated race for the prize
and the cup was made between the
Henrietta for America and the Testa
and Fleetwing for England.
The schooner yacht Henrietta was
modeled by lYm. Tooker and built
by Henry Steers, of Greenpoint, N.
Y., for James Gordon Bennett She
was a keel yacht of 205 tonB, 107 feet
on deck, and 99 feet water line, and
was designed for the great mid-winter
ocean race from Sandy Hook light
ship to the Needles1 light on the
western end of the Isle of Wight, in
the English channel. Her contest
ants were the Yesta, center-board, 201
tons, and the Fleetwing, keel 212
tons. The stakes were $30,000 for
each yacht, the whole to go to the
The start was made December 11,
1866. The race was a close'one, the
three yachts making the anchorage
within two hours of each other. Capt
Samuels, of the Henrietta, carried off
the purse of 90,000, having made the
trip in thirteen days, twenty-two hours
and forty-six minutes. George Loril
lard sailed on the Vesta and James
Gordon Bennett on the Henrietta.
During the war the Henrietta was
built in 1861 she was offered to the
government as a revenue cutter. In
this capacity she did good service be
tween the ports of New York and
Florida. She returned to the New
York squadron when the war was
over, In 1865, the Fleetwing was the
winner in a race off Cape May, and
later in the season the Hector was
victorious over the same course. Both
of these yachts were beaten by the
Henrietta in the ocean encounter.
After the successful ocean issue, the
Henrietta was sold for a fruiterer,
and made several successful voyages.
She was lost off the coast of Hon
duras, in 1872, while bound for New
The N. Y. Times of the 17tli edito
rially says: 'In one of the addresses
upon the Nicaraguan canal delivered
at Columbia college, J. W. Miller re
lates that in 1870 a steamer drawing
ten feet of water left New York, and
in less than a month was anchored in
Lake Nicaragua, within eleven miles
of the Pacific Ocean. Sailors going
aloft forty-one feet could have over
looked the divide between the lake
and the sea, and could have seen
ships sailing upon the Pacific When
this is the case it would seem that the
problem upon which discoverers have
been at work for nearly four hundred
years, which has absorbed the ener
gies of Balboa, Cabot, De Sota, Ponce
de Leon, Cortez, and many others in
more recent times, might not be so
difficult of solution."
The bill to allow the construction
of a tunnel under the English channel
has again been defeated, but the
number of members of the house of
commons who are afraid that it might
servo as a pathway for invasion from
the continent is evidently decreasing
Investiqatiok as to the wages paid
in the coal mines In Pennsylvania
shows that many of the coal-diggers
in the anthracite region "are paid less
than it costs to support paupers in the
poorhouses of that state.'
The ruddy sunsets, about which
there was so much profitless discus
sion four years ago, have returned
with the regularity of a presidential
election to worry and perplex people.
TO "WHOM IT MAY CONCERN : TLEASE
take notice that the affairs of tbe estate
of Prael Bros, have been closed and that I
will apply for settlement, and discharge, at
the next term of the Circuit court for Clat
sop county, state of Oregon.
Astoria, Oregon, Aug. 18, 1887.
TRAVELERS INSURANCE CO.,
OF HARTFORD. CONN.,
Presents to the Traveling Public the fol'ow-
lng Valuable Concession , viz :
$3,000 I" case of Accidental Death
In case of loss ot both Eyes,
two entire Feet, or two
In event of loss of one en
tire band, or one entire
Prfr WPAlr na fnrntntl,' In
case of a totally disabling
Tickets, 26c per Dijr. or &4.50 for Thirty
Dart, FOB SALE By
GRIFFIN & BEEU,
At CITY BOOK STORE,
fllHE BOARD OF EQUALIZATION OF
X School District No. One will meet at
the office of the cleric on Monday, August
22. 1837, to equalize the tax roll ot the dis
trict for the current year.
J. G. HUSTLER.
Clerk School District No. One.
Asiona, Aug. is, '.
Notice to Contractors.
NOTICE is .hereby given that bids
will be received at the office of the Au
ditor and Police Judge of the city of
Astoria, Clatsop county, Oregon, until
Monday, August 22d, 1887, at l o'clock
p. it., for the improvement of the cross
ing of Concomly and Washington
streets, by filling to its established grade
ana oy planning iuu s:ze witn plant
four inches in thickness, according to
the provisions of ordinance No. 185.
Bids must ba accompanied with a
guarantee, signed by one or more house
holders residing in the city of Astoria,
to the effect that if a contract should be
awarded to such bidder that lie will
within forty-eight hours after receiving
notice oc sucu award, enter into con
tract with thec'ty of Astoria with good
and sufficient surety for the fathf ul per
formance of the contract
The right to reject any and all bids Is
By order of the Common Council.
a. l. fui.tojt,
Committee on Streets and Public Ways.
Attest: T.S.JEWETT, Auditor and
Astoria, August 19th, 1887.
Saturday, August 20th.
THE LATEST BOOM!
Standing Room Nightly ! !
For Fun Comedy Co.
Will appear la the Laughable Absurdity
Introducing the following Fopular Artists
Miss LIda Gardner,
Miss Louise Kenyon,
Mr. Raymon Moore,
Wm. H. Arnold,
Prof. E. Klckhoffer.
BE MERRY! -- BE WISE!
JOLLY. JOHN MSB,
Celebrated Cosmopolitan Humorist!
DON'T FORGET THE DATE !
FBICES AS USUAL,
Reserved seats on sale at the usual place.
uio ittvr i one novelty store, mursaay
morning at 9 o'clock.
Tell The Cook
Acorn, Argand, and Hagee
SPLENDID NEW STOCK
Are to be seen at
JOHN A. MONTGOMERY'S,
It will pay any one who has to buy a
Store er Kange. Tinware, Granite Iron or
Pressedlron or Tinware to examine our stock
just received from Eastern Manufactnrers.
we can suit anybody from our Stock and
with our Prices.
SATURDAY, Aug. 20. 1S37. at 11 o'clock A.M.
It Etildenee of A. XlftrnU.
Under Instruction I will, sell by auction :
SO Tkree-qHarter Bedsteads,
SO three-quarter sprlHg: mattresses
30 Pillows : Double and Single Beds.
IB Pairs Blankets : Lamps and a General As
sortment of Miscellaneous
These goods being almost new, the attention
of buyers Is respectfully called to the sale.
LOBB & CO.
fines, Liprs ai Cigars.
A Large Stock of
FIRST CLASS GOODS.
Supplied at Lowest Market Rates.
All orders filled promptly and Accurately.
Agents for First Class Foreign and Domestic
Main street Opposite Parker Ilouse,
ASTORIA, - - - - OREGON.
WAREHOUSE RECEIPT NUMBER 203,
of the O. R. & N. Co. has been lost.
Delivery of goods on same has been stopped.
NOTICE IS HEREBY .GIVEN THAT
the tax list of the city of Astoria, Clat
sop connty. Oregon. Is now in my hands for
the collection of said taxes, and will remain
in my hands for 30 days,
J. G. HUSTLER,
City Treasurer and Tax Collector.
Astoria, Oregon, August 1st, 1837,
WE ARE NOT
And Ave are sorry if others don't like it; have no
time to stand on ceremony, but everybody has
come to the conclusion that Ave mean
Our Eemoval Bales
Is the talk of the town
and you will be sorry it yon don't lay in
some bargains: after we are gone it will be too late.
Goods will be Slaughtered
;-0NLY A FEW WEEKS MORE AT
The Crystal Palace.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN
Fine Groceries, Provisions and Ml Feed.
Crockery, Glass Plated Ware.
Tho Largest nnd finest assortment of
Fresh. Fruits and TTegetables.
Received fresh every Steamer.
CITY BOOK STORE.
art.J-- Jir LM-i '.
We carry the finest line of Writing Papers and Writing
Material in the Cit y.
MUSICAL MBRCMNDISE AND INSTRUMENTS.
Agents for the Celebrated
CENTURY ORGAN AND DOMESTIC SEWING MACHINE
GRXFFX2T & HEED.
Strike It Rich!
Groceries i Provisions
Foard & Stokes
Their largely Increasing trade enables
them to self at the very lowest margin
ol proDt whlio giving you goods
that are of first class quality.
Goods Delivered All Over the City.
The Highest Price raid for Junk.
OF SAN FRANCISCO.
Ravel's Wharf and Warehouse,
Cannery Supplies at Lowest Trices.
Storage and Insurance at Current Rates.
Drafts on the leading Cities of the World
JOHN F. McGOVERN,
B. II. Coleman, Accountant.
W. F. Armbruster
JB W" DEI Id IE3 :Et
Clocks, Jewelry and Musical
Repaired on the Shortest Notice at Rea
Chenamus St next to Spexarth's Gun store.
Neal, Quick And Cheap at The
AST0BIAN JOB OFFICE
-'-.W5?7 uuuuui oujice.
MTJRK.AY & CO.,
And Dealers in
Special Attention Given to Filling
A FULL LINE CARRIED
And Supplies furnished at Satis
Purchases delivered in any part of the city.
Office and "Warehouse
In flume's New Building on Water Street
r. O. Rex 133. Telephone No. ST.
Are You Insured?
J. O. Bozorth
"Writes Insurance Policies In Reliable Fire
Insurance companies that give Absolute
xroiecuon in case oi tire.
Depositea in Oregon, $300,000
$55. 8Q1. 2 8 3.
Royal, Norwich-Union and Lancashire Com -
Dinaiion joint rollcy.
Union of San Francisco.
Germanla of New York.
State Investment of California.
Anglo-Nevada Assurance Corporation,
MARINE .INSURANCE COTERED RY OUR
Elmore, Sanborn & Co.
P. K. BK AGH.Pres., J, McCRAKEN. Vice Pre
J. K. ELDERKIN. LOUIS LOKWENBKRG.
The Northwest Fire & Marine
No. 5 Washington St., Portland, Or.
JR. Ju BOYJLE. Astoria Agent,
Office at I. X.L. Packing Co.
J. McCrmken. F.JCArnold. P. E, Beach,
Frank M.Warren. O . H. Prescott, F. Kggert,
J, Loewenber. J.K-Klderkin, D.D.OIiphant
Money to loan on AppreTCd Real
iMMI VA m fr
Bargains in Ready Mad
25 Mo n 'sand Youths' odd suits marked down from $16 and $18
to SI I and SIS, and are all wool desirable suits.
Wp carry :i full lino of Black Drts suits which arc sold for the lowest caali
Our Line of Dry g Fancy Goods
tfVtfflTl .Trlin M1 ritlir TTlwlnttii
t)oit Shawls in all colors. Ladies short Wraps, Calico Wrappers. Fancy,
ham and Calico Aprons, Silk Embroidered stand covers.
A fine lot of Embroideries just opened.
Wo. have the largest and finest lot of Silk Thread and Twist, Embroidery and
Knitting Silk in all shades and colors, to he found in Astoria.
BOOTS and SHOES.
' t i'V- irWn' iT "m
Genuine English Porpoise Shoes Tor Gents.
Ladies Flexible Sole Shoes in French, Kangaroo and Dongola Kid
lloys and Youths Shoes of all Kinds, Misses and Childrens and Infant heels, and
Spring heels. AVE IMEAI, I BOOTS A3fl) SHOES OIXY.
P. J. GOODMAN.
M. B. PARKER,
Hay, Oats, anfl. Straw, Lime, Bricl, Cement, Sani and Plaster
Wood Delivered to Order. Drailn?, Teaming and Express Easiness.
rKK apply to the Captain, or to
Hereafter, during the Summer Season The
Alatkan will leave Astoria, 0.II.& N. Dock,
On Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 A. 31.
Connectim; with all Afternoon Trains out of
The Alaskan will leave Astoria at 4 P. 31.
TROUPE & DILLINGHAM,
City Livery Stable.
SHERMAN & WA1CD, Proprietors.
Comfortable Carriages and Buggies
By the day or hour at very reasonable rates.
Saddle Horses for Hire.
Everything new and first class. Our a:m
Is to please our patrons.
HorsesBoarUed by the day, week or month.
Stable and ofilco two doors west of The
GUSTAY HANSEN, Prop'r.
A Large and Well Selected Stock or Fine
Diamonfls t Jewelry
At Extremely Low Prices.
All Gooils Bought at This Establishment
Wtitcli and Clock Repairing
Comer Cass and Squemoqua Streets.
I. W. CASE,
ODD FELLOWS BUILD JNG.
Does a General Banking Business
Drafts Drawn Available In any part of
G. A. STINSON & CO.,
kt Capt. .Rogers old stand, corner or Cass
and Court Streets.
Ship and Cannery work, Horseshoeinsr.
Wagons made and repaired. Good work
THE ANNUAL STOCKHOLDERS MEET
lng of the O. F. L. and B. Association
will toe held on Wednesday, August 24th,
1887, at 2 p. Jr., In Odd Fellows Hall, for the
purpose of electing directors, and attending
to such other business as may come before
the meeting. A. J. MEGLER,
Cliatlfiiiil nwt 1?inKrnTiTa.n.l
Eben P. Parker, Master.
For TOWING, FREIGHT orCQAK
H. B. PAHKKB.
New York Novelty Store
In Books, Stationery, Fancy Goods, and
General Notions. Wo are satisfied with a
small profit over original cost, and want
you to buv what yon need In our line of us,
it is for your Interest to do so.
A full line of Novelties. Playing Cards,
Blank Books, Musical Instruments, Toys,
A Large Stock of Baby Carriages.
New York Novelty Store..
HOLT & CO. Proprietors.
Scroll and Turned Balustrades,
Boat Materia, etc,
Orders solicited and Promptly attended to.
Satisfaction Guaranteed as to StyleQuaU
ty and Prices.
Mill and Offlce cor. Polk nnd Concomly
streets. Astoria. Oregon.
Astoria Iron Ms.
Concomly St., Foot of Jackson, Astoria. Or,
IHioMs and Boiler Haters.
Land and Marine Engines
Steamboat Work and Cannery Work
Castings of ail Descriptions Made
to Order at Short Notice.
, ... President.
J. G. Hustjleb, ............... ..Scretry.
L W. Case, -..Treasurer.
Johx Fox. Superintendent,
MANY YEARS EXPERIENCE IN
building boats on the Columbia river
and hundreds of fine boats of my build
make my guaranteet for good work. Head
quarters at the old Astoria Iron Works
building. Will build boats at any point on
the Columbia river where my services may
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