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AUGUST 25. 1S87
HE-FUNDING THE DEBT.
The city lias a bonded indebtedness
of 327,000. Of this, $12,000, drawing
interest at 10 per cent per annum,
falls due in August, 1889: $10,000,
drawing 8 per cent interest, falls due
in 1892: the remaining $5,000 draws 8
per cent and falls due in 1896.
Of the $27,000, $22,000 can under
the terms of the issue be re-funded.
There is a proposition now before a
committee of the council and which
will be acted upon to-morrow evening,
to re-fund this part of the debt, the
bonds for which are payable "on or
before" the specified date.
The proposition is to advance the
money to the city, charging one per
cent for the transaction, redeem the
bonds and issue new bonds for the
$22,000 to draw six per cent interest
till the time specified for maturity.
The present interest charged on the
$22,000 is $2,000 per annum. Under
the proposed arrangement the interest
charge would be $1,320, a saving of
$680 per annum after the transfer was
Money can be borrowed at lower
rates than heretofore and if any sav
ing can be effected it is wise economy
to adopt this or a similar proposition.
Since the publication of the propo
sition in yesterday's Astobian it is
claimed that equally advantageous
terms could be made, were the coun
cil to advertise for proposals for the
re-funding of the $22,000. That is, of
course, for the city council to deter
mine. The point is that whether by
private contract or public bid, the in
terest on a large portion of the pres
ent debt can be materially reduced.
We believe that the credit of the
project is due to the auditor and po
lice judge, who in compiling and codi
fying the ordinances, noticed in the
original ordinance authorizing the
issue of the bonds, the clause that the
principal could be paid "on or before"
a certain date.
A pkominext railroad man in San
Francisco, who is in a position to
know what he is talking about, writes
that if Astoria will raise a bona fide
subsidy of $150,000 and take it to cer
tain New York or Chicago parties
that a railroad will be built to Astoria
inside of- a year.
If this could be counted on with ab
solute certainty there would be com
paratively little difficulty in raising
that amount- On more than one oc
casion, under the spur of similar
statements, this community has
shown its ability and willingness to
raise that much and more as an in
ducement to bring a railroad.
If there is any one thing more than
another that people hero "want to
know about" it is a railroad, and the
possibilities and probabilities connect
The present proposition or state
ment is so definitely and positively
made that there appears to be some
thing in it worth answering and fol
lowing up. The first idea that strikes
the mind is that if the giving of $150,
000 would build a railroad, the rail
road would come without such benus:
that the $150,000 would be a mere
bagatelle, and the railroad company
was not building a road to Astoria be
cause of the $150,000, but would build
it as a business proposition, and con
sidered the matter to be worth put
ting a million dollars in, regardless of
any action the people of this city
might take. On the other hand, the
men who were putting their money in
itwould naturally want to get some
definite amount of money from the
community that would presumably be
benefited by the investment
Conversation on the subject with a.
good many justifies the expression of
the belief that if the writer of the letter
referred to means business the matter
need not end as so many other rail
road rumors have ended in talk.
The New Brunswick, N. J., News
recently announced with great gravi
ty that certain postoffice clerks, nam
ing them, had been detected in- "sell
ing thirteen stamps for one cent and
a quarter,"-naming the detective who
had worked up the case. The News
has now been sued for five thousand
dollars damages by the .two clerks
and is the victim of its own joke,
which turns on the fact that thirteen
stamps cost twenty-six cents, or a
cent and a quarter of a dollar. The
post office department sent on an in
spector to demand the reason why the
theft had not been reported.
The tea trade of the United States
with Japan is steadily growing, and
the trans-Pacific and transcontinental
lines have proportionately grown in
favor, the combined shipments to this
country and Canada by the latter
routes far exceeded those in volume
via the Suez canal. The increase in
the amount of tea received in this
country the present season is 1,365,000
pounds. New York is the objective
point for the great bulk of Yokohama
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The Tacoma Ledger quotes with
evident gusto the erroneous state
ment made by the Portland Journal
of Commerce that the sum of $750
was charged for towing the Merom in
and out of the Columbia river. Now,
will our Tacoma contemporary have
the justice to also quote the fact that
but $125 was charged, and give this
the same prominence in its remarka
bly well edited columns that it did
the false statement?
Queen Victoria has graciously
notified British soldiers in Oregon
and elsewhere who have deserted,
that by reason of the recent jubilee a
free pardn has been granted them
and they can go back in perfect free
dom from punishment But once
here they would hardly go back any
how. The inducements are not suf
ficient General Sheridan was questioned
by a reporter about his presidential
boom and said: :I must reply to
you as I did to a reporter out west
I told him Kelly would be around
soon. 'Who is Kelly?' he asked.
'Why, he's a fool-killer,' said L You
catch on, do you? Well, good-by."
A number of delegates to a conven
tion in Luzerne county, Penn., formed
a combination to vote for no candi
date who didn't pay. The man who
carried the proposition to a candidate
for sheriff has been arrested, and on
trial sentenced to thirty days' impris
onment The Democratic. Cincinnati En
quirer has been gathering informa
tion as to the vote, the labor party
will cast in Ohio this year, and it con
cludes that it will reach forty or fifty
thousand, and that 75 per cent of it
wiil be drawn from the Democracy.
The socialists at New York say the
action of the united labor party in ex
cluding them from the convention
will cause a loss to the George party
of 40,000 votes.
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The number of persons who struck
in the United States during the first
week of August was 10,500, while dur
ing all of August, 1886, only 13,200
There are over one hundred thous
and children, under fourteen years of
age, employed contrary to law, in the
factories and workshops of New York.
Henry George's lectures are poor
ly attended this summer. People are
too busy earning money and building
homes to talk anti-poverty.
General Greelt wants the next
congress to appropriate $10,000 for a
balloon for weather service.
The Latest and Greatest DIcorerr.
DRJ.De PBATTS HAMBURG
FIGS, A crystalized fruit cathartic
A discovery of the greatest interest
to the Medical Profession. A boon
to every household. A most xlelioious
laxative or purgative prepared from
fruits and vegetables. So perfectly
harmless that they may bo adminis
tered with entire safety to an infant.
So efficacious to adults that a single
dose will prove their value, and so
elegant a preparation that it needs
only to be presented to the public
to become a necessity in every
household throughout the land.
For liver complaints, habitual con
stipation, indigestion, dyspepsia and
piles, they are a specific To trav
elers by sea and land they will be
found invaluable; they are positive
ly unfailing in their action, and this
is the only medicine ever offered to
the public that is acceptable to the
taste, and so pleasant that children
will eat the figs as eagerly as candy.
For sale by every Druggist through
out the world. Price, 25 cents a box.
J. J. Mack & Co., Prop's, 9 and 11
Front street, San Francisco, Cal.
At Frank Fahre's for suppers, par
ties, etc The best cooked to order.
Telephone lodging House.
Best Beds in town, lioomsper night
CO and 25 cts., per week Sl.50. New and
clean. Private entrance.
At Chadwell, August 23rd, Mrs. Bit
terling, aged 31 years.
In Astoria, August 24, to the wife of
J. W. Brown, a boy.
At Chadwell, July 21st, to the wife of
D. H. Heckard, a son.
At Chadwell, August 21st, to the wife
of Joseph Gibson, a daughter.
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE
taxes for school district No. l are now
due and payable at my office on Alain street
wharf and that the same will bo deemed de
linquent unless paid within sixty days from
this date. J. G. HUSTLKK,
Astoria, Aug. 25. If 87.
Invitations for Bids for Bonds of
OB SCHOOL DIST. NO. 9, OrPKR AS
toria. Or. Bids will be received until
Saturday, Sept. loth, for one thousand dol
lars In bonds of school district No. 9, to run
for three years, bearing interest at Jliorate
of c per cent, payable semi-annually: bids
to be addressed to J. O. Hanthorn. Chair
man Board of Directors, Astoria, Or.
By order Board Directors.
Newspapers in Portland.
James O'Meara has returned to
Portland and taken editorial charge
of the News of that city. He is well
known as an old time Oregon journal
ist, and able, versatile writer, either
from a Democratic or Republican
standpoint. It will seem like old
time3 for him to be engaged in fight
ing the Oregonian again. The Ore
gonian of to-day is a great paper, but
when the Bulletin, backed by Ben.
Holladay's money and O'Meara's
skillful editorial work, was in its
prime, there wa3 a contest between
the two that made it uncertain for n
long time as to which would win.
When the Bulletin was fiually com
pelled to suspend, the Oregonian was
tottering on its legs, and a few more
months would have sent it to the wall.
The Bulletin costHolladay over $100,
000; the News has already cost its
different managers $150,000; the
Herald another old time opponent of
the Oregonian, cost its owners a mint
of money during its short career. It
is a safe estimate that in a little over
twenty years S600,000 or more have
been sunk in the effort to establish
in Portland a newspaper rival to the
Oregonian, and nearly every year of
the two decades is strewn with news
paper wrecks that sailed gaily along
for a time but were sooner or later
left high and dry on a lee shore. It
costs much in time, money and brain
work to establish a good newspaper
on a substantial basis, but when it
once reaches the point where it navs
a profit to its owners it is exceedingly
difficult for a rival to ever break down
its prosperity. Seattle Press.
The Verdict Unanimous.
W. D. Suit, Druggist. Bippus, Ind.,
testifies: "1 can recommend Electric
Bitters as the very best remedy. Every
bottle sold has given relief in every case
One man took s'ik bottles, and was cured
of Rheumatism of 10 years' standing."
Abraham Hare, druggist, Bellville,
Ohio, affirms: "The best selling medi
cine I have ever handled in my 20 years'
experience, is Electric Bitters." Thou
sands of others have added their testi
mony, so that the verdict is unanimous
that Electric Bitters do cure diseases of
tho Liver, Kidnevs or Blood. Onlv a
hair dollar a bottle at V. E. Doinent &
Co.'s Drug Store.
THE ASTORIA BAKERY,
JAMES COX. PROPRIETOR.
Bread, Cake, Confections.
Good Flour and Materials Ued.
Mlr AIM IS TO SUIT CUSTOMERS.
Bread Delivered All Over the City.
Your Patronage In Solicited.
PATRONIZE HOME INDUSTRY
There is no occasion for the most fastidi
ous of our citizens to send to Portland or
San Francisco for
Custom Made Clothes
As they can pet Better Fits, Better Work
manship, and for
By Leaving their Orders with MEANY. He
has lust received a large stock of Goods from
the East. Fine Business Suits from $35.
Call and 8ee film and "Satisfy Yourself.
P. J. MEANY,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT
for the purpose of making an examina
tion of all persons who may offer themselves
as candidates for teachers of the schools of
this county, the county school superinten
dent thereof will hold a public examination
at the principal's room In the school house
In district No. One, beginning at twelve,
noon, on "Wednesday. August 3lst. 1SS7.
County School Superintendent, Clatsop
Dated this 20th day of August, 1SS7.
J. O. CLINTON
CIGARS AND TOBACCO,
Candies. Smokers' Articles, Etc.
New Goods Received Dallj'.
Opposite City Book Store.
F. T. MERRILL
C2S& or Installments.
145 5th St, P.O.
BEND FOR CATALOGUE.
The Continental Insurance Co.,
Writes Accident Policies,
Giving all the concessions offered by any
other company. It is an
OLD LJNE COMPANY,
And offers Security as good as can be found.
Its rate In the
FIRST PREFERRED CLASS
Is $18 per Year for 85,000 Intoruce,
Being $7.00 less than by any other Standard
$25.00. WEEKLY INDEMNITY.
Other classes In proportion. Policies
written and claim adjusted by
Furniture and Upholstering,
Mattresses Made and Repaired,
Paper Hanging, Carpets Sewed
Furniture Sold on Commission.
bhop. corner Main and Jefferson reots
First Class Undertaking
Ji3 lAIi WSHMKNT.
New Styles, Caskets and funeral material.
Next to Astoria office.
And we are. sorry it others don't like it; have no
time to stand on ceremony, hut every hody has
come to the conclusion that we mean
Our Removal gale
Is the talk of the town
and you will he sorry it you don't lajr in
some bargains: after we are gone it will he too late.
Goods will be Slaughtered
:g-0NLY A FEW WEEKS MORE AT
The Crystal Palace.
A. V. ALLEN,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN
Fine Groceries, Provisions and Mill Feed.
Crockery, Glass Plated Ware.
The Largest and finest nssortraont of
Fresh. Fruits .and "JTegetablea.
Jlcceivcd fresh every Steamer.
CITY BOOK STORE.
Blank Books WBsrmCnfrZ
iiusuiiiiuuuai tgUfi&3S. "?&&
We carry the finest line of
Agents for the
CENTURY ORGAN ANDDOMESTIC SEWING MACHINE
XMUiBI U UHIiniBB","1
Strike It Rich!
Foard & Stokes
Their largely increasing trade enables
tlrem to self at the very lowest margin
or profit while giving you goods
that are or first class quality.
Goods Delivered All Over the City.
The Highest Price raid ror Junk.
OF SAN FRANCISCO.
Flayers Wharf and Warehouse,
Cannery Supplies at Lowest Prices.
Storage and Insurance at Current Itates.
Drafts on the leading Cities of the World
JOHN F. McGOVERN,
r . . Agent.
U. II. Coleman, Accountant,
W. F. Armbruster
3"B "7S7m ES Xj 3ES
Clocks, Jewelry and Musical
Repaired on the Shortest Notice at Rea
Chenanius St., next to SpexartU's Gun store.
Neat, Quick And Cheap at The
ASTORIAN JOB OFFICE
ar3TiM.aatg.rr iit'.'itwpw uj vm'MT'
Writing Papers and Writing
CKIFFIIT & HEED.
MUBRAY & CO.,
Aud 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 Hume's New fluildlng 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 of Fire.
Deposited in Orepn, $300,000
3 3 B- 801, 53 e 3.
Royal, Norwich -Union and Lancashire Com
bination Joint Policy.
Union of San Francisco.
Gennanla of New York.
State Investment of California.
Anglo-Nevada Assurance Corporation,
MARINE .INSURANCE COYERED BY OUR
Elmore, Sanborn & Co.
F, E. BEAOII.Pres., J. McORAKEN. Vice Pra
J. K, KLDERKIN, LOUIS LOKWKNBKRG.
The Northwest Fire & Marine
No, s Washington St., Portland, Or.
It. li. BOYLE, Astoria Agent,
Offlce at I. X.L. Packing Co.
J. McCraken. F.K.Arnold. F. K.Becb,
Frank M.Warren. O . H. Prescott, b Kgserr,
J. Loowenberg, J . K. Klderkia. D.D, Olipbmt
Money to Loan on Approved Beal
Bargains in Ready Made Clothing.
25 Men's and Youths' odd suits marked down from $16 and $18
to.SII and $13, and are all wool desirable suits.
V parry a full line of Black Dress suits which are sold for the lowest cash
Our Line of Dry Fancy Goods
IS COMPLETE, . .
Cotton, Woolen and Huslin Underwear, Shetland and Embroidered New
port bhawls in all colors. Ladies short Wraps, Calico Wrappers, Fancy, Gin"
ham and Calico Aprons, Silk Embroidered stand covers.
.A fine lot of Embroideries just opened.
y n?,Ye. l.he largest and finest lot of Silk Thread and Twist, Embroidery and
Knitting Silk in all shades and colors, to be found in Astoria.
W. T. PARKER
BOOTS and SHOES.
Genuine English Porpoise Shoes For Gents.
I.nrilivi VIpyIMa Snln Klii-ioc In "Rrnnnli T.-n - j t ..,. u-u
Bnva and Vnnthq Xlinp5 nf nil TTirwlq Miccn omi Pi.;i,n.nno ,i t .S i
Spring heels. WE DEAL Iff BOOTS
H B. PARKER,
Hay, Oats, aiil Straw, Lime, Bricl, Cement, Sanfl anil Plaster
Wood Dellrered to Order. Dray In ?, Teaming and Express Business.
TER apply to the Captain, or to
Hereafter, during the Summer Season The
Alartan will leave Astoria, O. It. & N. Dock,
On Wednesdays and Fridays at 7 X. 3f.
Connecting with all Afternoon Trains out of
The Alaskan will leave Astoria at 4 P. M.
TROUPE & DILLINGHAM,
City Livery Stable.
SHERMAN & WARD, .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.
HorsesBoarded by the day, week or month.
Stable and offlce two doors west of The
GUSTAY HASSEX, Propr. .
A Large and Well Selected Stock t)f Fine
At Extremely Low Prices.
All Goods Bought at Tfala Establishment
Watch and Clock Kcpalrlug
Comer Cass and Squemoqua Streets.
I. W. CASE,
ODD FELLOWS' BUILDING.
Does a General Banking Business
Drafts Drawn Available In any part ol
G. A. STINSON & CO.,
it Capt, .Rogers old stand, corner of Caaa
and Court Streets.
Ship and Cannery work, Horseshoelne.
Wagons made and repaired. Good work
Is on deck and prepared to build boats
that he will guarantee as to work and dur
ability. Refers to all who nave used boats of
his construction, All work guaranteed ,
A.C3 - E3H.,
AND SHOES OIWLT. '
P. J. GOODMAN.
Eben P, Parker,Master
For TOWING, FHKIGHT orOHAK
II. B. PAKKKJt.
New York Novelty Store
In Books, Stationery, Fancy Goods, and
General Notions. We are satisfied with a
small profit over original cost, and want'
you to buv what you 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 Siock of Baby Carriages:
New York Novelty Store.
HOLT & GO. Proprietors.
, Manufactures of
Scroll and Turned Balustrade,
Boat Material, etc,
Orders solicited and Promptly attended to.
Satisfaction Guaranteed as to StylaJQuall
ty and Prices.
Mill and Office cor. Polk nnd Concomly
streets. Astoria, Oregon.
Concomly St., Foot ot Jackson, Astoria. Or,
Land and Marine Engines
Steamboat - Work "and Cannery , Work-
Castings of all Descriptions Mad
to Order at Short Notice.
..-: . . President.
.. . Secretary.
J J. G. Hubtxeb, .
MANY YEAE3 EXPERD2N0E Uf
bulldlnc boats on the Columbia river
and hundreds of fine boats of my bafld
make my guaranteet for good work. Head
quarters at the old Astoria Iroa "Work
building. Will build boats at any point o
the Columbia river where my services may
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