m t gaihj grftafatt ASTORIA. OREGON: THURSDAY 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 made. 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. RAILROAD MATTERS. 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 ed therewith. 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. . c 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 tea shipments. mm i - 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. . m I 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 struck. 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. Private Booms. 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. IIED. At Chadwell, August 23rd, Mrs. Bit terling, aged 31 years. BOBIH. 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. NEW TO-DAY. School Taxes. 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, District Clerk. Astoria, Aug. 25. If 87. Invitations for Bids for Bonds of $1,000 F 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. W.B. DAIB, Clerk. 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 Less Money 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, MERCHANT TAILOR. Teachers' Examination. 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. J.F. 1A(5E. County School Superintendent, Clatsop County. Oregon. Dated this 20th day of August, 1SS7. J. O. CLINTON DEALEK IN CIGARS AND TOBACCO, FRUITS, NUTS, Candies. Smokers' Articles, Etc. New Goods Received Dallj'. Opposite City Book Store. F. T. MERRILL B5DYCLES, 22I3YCLES, C2S& or Installments. TullStttUt 145 5th St, P.O. BEND FOR CATALOGUE. The Continental Insurance Co., OF HARTFORD, 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 Company; and $25.00. WEEKLY INDEMNITY. Other classes In proportion. Policies written and claim adjusted by J.O.BOZOUTH.Agent. Furniture and Upholstering, Mattresses Made and Repaired, Paper Hanging, Carpets Sewed and Laid. Furniture Sold on Commission. bhop. corner Main and Jefferson reots MARTIN OLSEN. O. ROSS County Coroner. First Class Undertaking Ji3 lAIi WSHMKNT. New Styles, Caskets and funeral material. Next to Astoria office. WE ARE NOT FOR iaOVE 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 BUSINESS ! 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. o The Largest and finest nssortraont of Fresh. Fruits .and "JTegetablea. Jlcceivcd fresh every Steamer. CITY BOOK STORE. Blank Books WBsrmCnfrZ ..r fflUNBR!DK6vmTH iiusuiiiiuuuai tgUfi&3S. "?&& We carry the finest line of Material in MUSICAL MERCHANDISE Agents for the CENTURY ORGAN ANDDOMESTIC SEWING MACHINE XMUiBI U UHIiniBB","1 Strike It Rich! -imv YOUlt- Groceries Provisions OF- 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. --AGENCY- MCdimtCi OF SAN FRANCISCO. Flayers Wharf and Warehouse, Astoria. Oregon. Cannery Supplies at Lowest Prices. Storage and Insurance at Current Itates. Banking Department Drafts on the leading Cities of the World JOHN F. McGOVERN, r . . Agent. U. II. Coleman, Accountant, W. F. Armbruster 8& Practical 5F WATCHMAKER jg'r'fffi AQd 3"B "7S7m ES Xj 3ES WATCHES, Clocks, Jewelry and Musical INSTRUMENTS Repaired on the Shortest Notice at Rea sonable Rates. Chenanius St., next to SpexartU's Gun store. JOB PRINTING. Neat, Quick And Cheap at The ASTORIAN JOB OFFICE TcxKm ar3TiM.aatg.rr iit'.'itwpw uj vm'MT' SchoolBooks AND School Supplies. Writing Papers and Writing the City. MD INSTRUMENTS. Celebrated CKIFFIIT & HEED. MUBRAY & CO., GROCERS Aud Dealers In Special Attention Given to Filling or orders. A FULL LINE CARRIED And Supplies furnished at Satis factory Terms. 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. ASTORIA, OREGON. 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 ASSETS, 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 OPEX POLICIES. Elmore, Sanborn & Co. Agents. F, E. BEAOII.Pres., J. McORAKEN. Vice Pra J. K, KLDERKIN, LOUIS LOKWKNBKRG. Sccj-. Treasurer. The Northwest Fire & Marine Insurance Company. No, s Washington St., Portland, Or. CAPITAL, $300,000: It. li. BOYLE, Astoria Agent, Offlce at I. X.L. Packing Co. MRECTOIIS: " 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 Cannery SupDlies! xataxo security. Empire Store. 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 prices. 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 3MA.KT - 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, DEALEK IS 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 THE Str. Alaskan 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 Portland. OX SUXDAT, The Alaskan will leave Astoria at 4 P. M. TROUPE & DILLINGHAM, Charterers. City Livery Stable. SHERMAN & WARD, .Proprietors. Stylish Turnouts, 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 Astoria office. -THE- DIAMOND PALACE! GUSTAY HASSEX, Propr. . A Large and Well Selected Stock t)f Fine Biamonffst Jewelry At Extremely Low Prices. All Goods Bought at Tfala Establishment Warranted Genuine. Watch and Clock Kcpalrlug A SPECIALTY. Comer Cass and Squemoqua Streets. Established 1870 I. W. CASE, ODD FELLOWS' BUILDING. Does a General Banking Business Drafts Drawn Available In any part ol tbe. Worid. G. A. STINSON & CO., BLACKSM1TH1NG, it Capt, .Rogers old stand, corner of Caaa and Court Streets. Ship and Cannery work, Horseshoelne. Wagons made and repaired. Good work guaranteed. Boat Building. JOE LEATHERS 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 , HER BAK6 p A.C3 - E3H., AND SHOES OIWLT. ' P. J. GOODMAN. STEAMEtt CLARA PARKER Eben P, Parker,Master For TOWING, FHKIGHT orOHAK II. B. PAKKKJt. BARGAINS." Business Bargains. THE New York Novelty Store OFFERS Genuine Bargains 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, etc A Large Siock of Baby Carriages: THE New York Novelty Store. ASTORIA Planing Mill. HOLT & GO. Proprietors. , Manufactures of MOLDINGS, SASH DOORS. BLINDS. HAILS. BALUSTERS, NEWEL POSTS. BRACKETS. 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. la Concomly St., Foot ot Jackson, Astoria. Or, General Mm. Land and Marine Engines BOltER WOBK, Steamboat - Work "and Cannery , Work- A SPECIALTY, Castings of all Descriptions Mad to Order at Short Notice. ..-: . . President. .. . Secretary. ...........rrMarer. , Snperintesdefit. J J. G. Hubtxeb, . JOHH FOX. Boat Building. 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 be required. "V7M. HOWE. Astoi IM If oris -.-X5g--.