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xti gav! Syrian.
A jsea cantain explains the reason
of this unusual heat and humidity of
the season. He says that he knew
that it would be hot and muggy be
cause he found the temperature of the
Gnlf stream to be 92.
A Pexxsylvakia judge has decided
that fruit hanging over a fence bo-
longs to the man over -whose ground
it is suspended, and that he can cut
off the limbs if he chooses. The same
principle has been established in Cal
ifornia and elsewhere.
A Canadian paper has been con
ducting a canvass on the annexation
question. Of the 910 persons who ex
pressed an opinion 800 favored and
110 opposed the proposition. Most
of the answers came from Nova Sco
tians, who were almost unanimous in
favorof annexation, and those of On
tario and Quebec gave a majority of
nearly two to one that way.
The gold held by the treasury in
ite vaults at Washington weiehs 519
tons. If packed into ordinary carts,
one ton to each cart, it would make a
procession two miles long, allowing
twenty feet of space for the movement
of each horse and cart. The silver in
the same vaults weighs 7,396 tons.
Measuring it in carts, a3 in the case of
the gold, it would require the services
of 7,396 horses and carts to transport
it and would make a procession over
twenty-one miles in length.
The United States has 61,000,000
of population against 50,000,000 in the
census year 1880, very nearly one
third the addition being from immi
gration. But while adding so heavily
by steamship and other ways to the
mouths to bo fed, the United States
is growing no more wheat, cotton,
corn or hogs, has less sheep and only
17 per cent, more milch cows than
seven vears aso. It has added
37,000 miles to its railroads, two-thirds
to its pier-iron product, one-third to
its coal product and doubled its cop
.Of iron and steel of all kinds, ac
cording to the Revue des Mines, the
tin-plate makers of England now con
sume 460,000 tons a year. At a rough
calculation, this would be enough to
roof a shed extending from New York
to Liverpool, and wide enough for the
Etruria and the Umbria to pass
each other at any point, with room to
spare; but it seems that a very largo
part, instead of being used for roofing,
whioh is an exclusively American
method of employing the material, is
consumed in making cans for preserv
ing meats, fruits and vegetables. Of
these the number turned out is so
enormous as to bo almost beyond be
lief. In 1885, 875,000,000 are known
to have been made, and thero may
have been millions more whicn es
caped counting. Next to the reflec
tion as to what all these contained, the
most interesting inquiry which this
piece of statistics suggests is what be
comes of all the empty cans. Millions
of them are thrown into the sea, and
sink or are cast on desert shores; and
millions more find their way to the
rubbish heaps which fill low lands and
excavations, but there are myriads
unaccounted for. In Egypt, it is said
that the Arabs pick up the large rec
tangular cans in which coal oil is ex
ported to them, fill them with sand,
and build very comfortable houses
with them, but the cylindrical can
does not lend itself very well to
architectual purposes, and the world
still awaits the inventor who shall tell
it how to utilize to advantage the
cast-ofF evidence of modern civiliza
tion. Same Way Here.
In yesterday's issue a statement
was published that G. W. Hunt, the
railroad contractor, had arranged for
1,000 Chinamen to work on the ex
tension of the Oregon Pacific east
ward from the Santiam. "Mr. Hunt
cannot get 1,000 Chinamen in this
town at present," said a Chinese con
tractor last evening. "The Southern
Pacific took all the men it could get
and put them to work in southern
Oregon and northern California.
Those who have been working in the
Columbia river canneries will do fall
fishing at Yaquina Bay, Gray's Har
bor, Coos Bay, Shoalwater and other
places. There are not over 2,000
Chinamen in Portland, and they are
principally merchants and others
who do not have to work for a liv
Miss Mamie Daggett gave a very
pleasant party in honor of her gnest
MissSallie A. Jones, last Thursday
evening. Among those present were
Misses Sallie Jones, Annie Pope, Alice
Stockton, "Winnie Sherman. Maggie
Gilbert, Sadie Gilbert, Tillie Hartwig,
Annie Hartwig, Lena Spellmier, Nina
Estabrook, Helen Neaduer, Julia Nea-
duer; Messrs. Bert Dunbar, Will
Sherman, Lee Levings, Will Logan,
Otto Heilborn, Charlie Bain, Charlie
Davis, Charley Higgins, Frank Young,
- lieo. uooaeiJ, Jorm nay, will MoUor
xn.Ro, W. E. Warren, Eiobard Prael.
IN THE TIMBER.
A Day la the TruUIner Camp on the Wal
laskl Losslns Ly'Kailro ad.
Through the courtesy of Mr. J. O
Trailing-,? and tho superintendent of his
logging crew, Mr. Yocum, I had tho privi
lege of witnessing in its details the opera
tions of locking. The Trallinger camp is
on the wallnski river, southeast from
Astoria and distant about seven miles by
land. By water, the usual way of travel,
it is some distance further. I chose tho
land route because it gave n chance to
see the "inside" of the timber. There is
not, I believe, such another road in the
United States. It was made at great ex
pense and is for the greater part a grand
aisle through tho forest. On all sides
there are great trees, while the smaller
growth is of that dense and impenetrable
sort common near the sea coast in Ore
pon. Althoueh I was lookine for the
Dractical rather than tho beautiful I
could but mark the charm of the journey.
While the route was certainly monoton
ous in the continuous march of tall trees,
varitv was not lackine in the smaller
growing uuu iu yuo uuiuhuk, wuiuu
ranged from the mow sombre deep green
to the bright scarlet of autumn.
I found Mr. Yocum and his men at
work in a maze of timber so dense and
tangled that it was only possible to get
my horse through by cutting a special
trail. From the midst of this maze,
made up of small firs, scattered cedars,
hemlocks, bushes of many kinds, and a
tangle of vines, tho giant firs were stand
ing, from twenty to sixty per acre. A
more symmetrical, cleaner and better
quality of timber no man ever saw. In
the course of two hours I was able to see
the whole operation from the felling of
the tree to chuting of the logs into the
river. In the fall of these mighty trunks,
I from two to three hundred feet in night,
thero is something majestic and to mo
painful. They come down with a crash
which fells all obstacles and makes the
firm earth tremble. Riding on horseback
beside one of these prostrate giants, near
the big or butt end, my shoulder was a
little lower than tho top. At tho first
cut the wood measured, inside tho bark,
eight feet and the fraction of an inch
across. "With the bark the tree three
feet from the gronnd was eight feet and
even inohes through, or twenty-five feet
and nine inches in circumference. I am
not now sneaking of a special brag tree,
but one that came casually under my
notice. While it was, so Mr. Yokura told
me, a large tree, still he had cut down
and hauled out many equally large and
some that were larger. As wo sat, he
pointed out to me several standing tree-3
which would measure from 7 to 9 feet in
diameter and entirely free from limbs or
otner aeiects ior a distance oi vuo Hun
dred and fifty feet from the ground.
Such is tho timber of the Walluski, a
fair sample of the forests which lie ad
jacent to Astoria and described in the
districts mentioned above.
In Mr. Trullinger's camp, the main
haul is made by railroad constructed for
this purpose so that the haul made by
oxen is not great. This part was to me
extremely interesting. Five yoke or ten
oxen wero hitched to a log weighing in
the neighborhood of twenty thousand
pounds, nnd it was "snaked" along, not
inueeu wunous uucu jjeuiufi uuu uuwiujji
with comparative ease to a platform from
whioh it was easily rolled to flat car. As
a novelty I undertook to ride down a
grade so abrupt that the cattle had to run
to keep clear from the descending log.
Planting myself firmly astride I held on
as best I could. It didn't take long, less
than half a minute, but I've known a
whole summer vaoation to seem shorter.
Railroads are now being introduced
everywhere as an aid to logging. By
their use distance is practically annihi
lated, and timber fields back from water
are made scarcely less valuablo than
those which lie along creek or river bot
toms. As there are no demands for speed
these logging roads are usually of cheap
construction. Old rails and old rolling
stock, too much worn for fast work, are,
for the purposes of logging, quite as good
as new stock and are commonly used.
Mr. Trullinger's ro'ad, which is of stand
ard gauge and perieci in us wuy, wau
built of old material and cost only about
$4000 per mile. When the immediate
district through which it runs is exhausted
it will be an easy matter to take up the
rails and put them down in another
place. From this time forth railroads
will-be an absolute necessity for logging.
There is in the general Astoria district a
vast quantity of timber within a mile
and half from water, and so available for
skid roads and oxen. This is tho limit
for hauling profitably with oxen, but
even at this distance it is found cheaper
to build and operate short roads than to
employ cattle. ".4. Win Oregonlan.
Fnrther Rcsanluic the Oldest Pioneer"
Regarding Capt. Winant's article
in yesterday's Astobiak about Jean
Baptist Gargnier and tho year he
camo to this country, ex-postmaster
Chance, in a conversation yesterday
morning with the writer relative to
pioneers, said that he remembered
distinctly traveling with Gargnier in
1854; that while camped about seven
miles from Yaquina, Gargnier told
him that he camo here from tho Bed
river country in 1829. As this hap
pened to be the year that he (Chance)
was born, he claimed that they both
came to the United States the same
year. He further cites the testimony
of Joseph Lafferty, of Cathlamet,
whose death at the great age of ninety-nine
was announced in The Asto
bian about two weeks ago. He says
that on two occasions, in conversation
with Lafferty, Gargnier'a name came
up, and ho (Lafferty) said that Garg
nier and he camo together, with a
large crowd of others, from the Bed
river country in 1829.
The Latest and Greatest DIscoTery.
DR.JT.De PBATPS HAMBUEG
FIGS, A crystalized fruit cathartic
A discovery of the greatest interest
to the Medical Profession. A boon
to every household. A most delicious
laxative or purgative prepared from
fruits and vegetables. So perfectly
harmless that they may be 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 tho publio
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 publio that is acceptable to the
taste, and so pleasant that children
will eat the figs as eagerly as candy.
For sale by every DruggiBt through
out the world. Price, 25 cents a box.
J. J. Mack & Co.. Prop's. 9 and 11
Front street, San Francisco, Cal.
THE END OP IT.
How the Skinner-Struve Foot Race Swin
Many of the readers of the Tele
gram will no doubt remember the
Skinner-Struve foot race run here in
February, and also how about $2,500
of the stake money vanished, which
resulted in the imprisonment of one
of the principals, E. S. Skinner, in the
county jail for somo time.
After Skinner had been locked up
several months, and living upon the
best the market afforded, the district
attorney allowed him to go on his own
recognizance. This was two or three
months ago, and since his liberation
Skinner has been engaged in gam
bling, from which source,it is said, he
realized about 84,000.
Some knowing ones do not hesitate
to state that Skinner did not win
$4,000, but if he has that sum the
bulk of it is comprised of the $2,500
stolen money that is missing. How
ever, be that as it may, n week or two
since Skinner told the district attor
ney that he wanted to go California,
but that official informed him that he
could not do so until he had stood
trial on the indictment against him
for alleged larceny. Skinner, though,
paid no attention to the district at
torney and went to California, where
he is now supposed to be, and it is
very doubtful as to whether the
charge against him will ever bo heard
This foot race swindle somewhat
beclouded the reputation of F. G.
Lynch, the stake holder, for a time.
But n Telegram reporter is now in
possession of tho real facts in the
case. Lynch was made a cat's-paw of
by both sides in the race. After the
race was run, Skinner demanded tho
money of Lynch, but he refused to
give it up until he was instructed to
do so by the other side. Subsequently
Strove, Skinner's opponent, instruct
ed Lynch, in the presence of the lat
ter's barkeeper, to pay the stakes
over to Skinner, and he did so. Lynch
got himself into tronble just by ac
cepting a trust out of which he didn't
make a dollar. This is the exact state
of tho case. Telegram.
All the patent medicines advertised
in this paper, together with tho choicest
perfumery, and toilot articles, etc-can
be bought vX the lowest prices, at .1. W.
Conn's dniK store. opjosUe Occident
For tho very best pictures go to 1 1.
For the best photographs and tintypes
go to Crow's Gallery.
To make .room for our fall stock, wo
will for the next ten days sell our baby
carriages at actual cost.
GRIFFIK & IvEKP.
Have you seen the quantity ot big
packages of Dry Goods and Clothing
leaving the Low Price Store? Prices
are the cause of it.
oysters in any stylo at
Do Tou Want You r Flue Clcaucd
If you do T. Clifton will do the job
neat and cheap. Leave orders at Asto
The finest and nicest steak to be
in town atFabre's.
Some ITinc Pliotojjraplis.
Bert Towne. the artist of Portland,
here a few weeks since with the Fish
Commission, under appointment from
Major Jones, at which time several
views were taken of scenes on the Co
lumbia, lie has sent a full set of these
to the Occident, and duplicates may be
obtained of Mr. Heeler. They are real
ly fine pictures of the Lower Columbia.
In Astoria, August 2Gth, 1887, to the
wife of John Fussel, a son.
AT A GENERAL MEETING OF THE
Columbia Kiver Fishermen's Protec
tive Union, held at Liberty hall on Friday,
the 26th of August.lt was unanimously agreed
upon that tne price of salmon for the com
ing fall season be established at the follow
ing, viz :
Four cents per pound, clear, for all flsh re
ceived. By order ot the 0. R. F. P. Union.
Astoria, August 2Cth, 18S7.
Young Men's Christian Association
TO YOUNG'S RIVER FALLS,
On Tuesday, August 38th.
Qov.Ntwcll leaves Main Street wharf at 8
a. m. Lunch, at the Falls at 12 noon.
DLNXEB IS CASEY'S MEADOW
At 4 :30 r. m. Boat leaves for return trip at
6 r. m.
A Special Committee will take charge ot
Lunch Baskets and serve the Collations.
Younc Men will be provided for.
Tea, Coffee and Milk will be provided.
TICKETS, Si. - - - - Children, 50 Cents
Tickets may be had at Griilln & Reed's,
Fresh Oysters I
In Any Style at 25cts. per Plate
Will also fill orders for families at quanti
ties to suit. A Good Heal trlth Claret for SScti
Open All IHIcnt.
M. M. SKBBA,
TWTOTICE 18 HEREBY. GIVEN TIIAT THE
-LI taxes for school alstrlct No. tare now
due and payable at my office on Main street
wharf and that the same will bo deemed de
linquent unless paid within sixty days from
Astoria, Aug. 35, L'fc?.
WE ARE NOT DOING IT
And we aw sorry if olhurs loiifc like it; have no
time to stand on ceremony, but everybody lias
come to the conclusion that we mean
Our Eemoval Sale
Is the talk of the town
ami you will he sorry it you don't lay in
some bargains; after we are gone it will be too late.
Goods will be Slaughtered
:0NLY A FEW
The Crystal Palace.
A. V. ALLEN,
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN
Fine Groceries, Provisions and Mill Feed.
Crockery, Glass Plated Ware.
Tho Largest and finest assortment of
Fresh. Fruits and Vegetables.
Rcooived fresh every Stonnier.
GITY BOOK STORE.
17 VI OPMif
We carry the finest line of Writing Papers and Writing
Material in the Cit y.
MUSICAL MERCHANDISE AND INSTRUMENTS.
Agents for the Celebrated
CENTURY ORGAN AND DOMESTIC SEWING MACHINE
GBJFFZ2T & HEED.
Strike It Rich
Foard & Stokes
Their largely IncreasiiiR trade enables
them to self at the very lowest margin
or prollt while giving you goods
that are of first class quality.
Goods Delivered All Over the City.
The Highest Prlco Paid 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. McGOVERtf,
B. II. CelomaB, Accountant.
3"Ei "W" JEJJLmJEJ H.
Clocks, Jewelry and Musical
Eepalred on the Shortest Notlco at Rea
Chenamus St., next to Spexarth's Gun store.
Neat, Quick And Cheap at The
ASTOEIAN JOB OFFICE
WEEKS MORE AT -
' tMi '"
MURRAY & CO.,
And Dealers In
Special Attention CIvento Filling
A rULL LINE CARRIED
And Supplies furnished at Satis
Purchases delivered in any part of tho city.
Office and Warehouse
In Hume's New RulldJng on Water Street.
P. O. Box 153. Telephone No. 37.
Are You Insured?
J. O. Bozortli
Writes Insurance PolIcIesJa Reliable Fire
Insurance companies that give Absolute
Protection In case of Fire.
DepM in Oregon, $300;000
Royal, Norwich-Union and Lancashire Com
bination Joint Policy.
Union of San Francisco.
Gerraanla of New York.
State Investment of California.
Anglo-Nevada Assurance Corporation,
MARINE IXSURA3CE COTEBED BY OUR
Elmore, Sanborn & Co.
K.RBAOH.Pres J. McORAKEN. Vice Pr
feELDEXiaX. LOUIS LUKWENBERG.
The Northwest Fire & Marine
No. 5 Washington St, Portland, Or.
B. I. BOYtH, Astoria Apent.
Office at I. X.L. Packing Co.
McCraken. F. K. Arnold. F. E, Becb.
Frxnk M.Warren, O
J.K.lderkifi. I. JU. Olipnant
Monev to Loan on Approved Real
Bargains in Ready Made Clothing,
25 Men's and Youths' odd suits marked down from $16 and $18
to $11 and $13, and are all wool desirable suits.
We carry a full lino of Black Dress suits which are sold for the lowest cash
Our Line of Dry f Fancy Goods
Cotton, Woolen and Muslin Underwear, Shetland and Embroidered New
port Shawls in all colors. Ladies short Wraps, Calico Wrappers, Fancy. Glnz
nam and Calico Aprons, Silk Embroidered stand covers.
A fine lot of Embroideries just opened.
,r ,a h?J.e, l,he largest and finest lot of Silk Thread and Twist, Embroidery and
Knitting Silk in all shndes and colors, to be found In Astoria.
W. T. PARKER
BOOTS and SHOES
Genuine English Porpoise Shoes For Gents.
Ladies Flexible Sole Shoes in French, Kangaroo and Dongola Kid
Boys and Youths Shoes of all Kinds, Misses and Childrens and Infant heels, and
o tiling ucois. nil jlf rw t n.i. iiuuao
EL B. PARKER,
Hay, Oats, ant Strav, Liie, Brick, Cement, Sail anil Plaster
Wood Delivered to Order. Drayin?, Teaming and Express Basiaess,
rER apply to the Captain, or to
Hereafter, during tne Summer Season The
Alaskan will leave Astoria, O.E.& N. Dock,
0a Wedatfidajt and Frldaji at 7 A. M.
Connecting with all Afternoon Trains out ot
The Alaskan will leave Astoria at 4 P. 3f.
TROUPE & DILLINGHAM,
City Livery Stable.
SHERMAN & WARD, .Proprietors.
Comfortable Carriages and Buggies
By the day or hour at yery reasonable rates.
Saddle Horses for Hire.
Everything new and first class. Our- a'm
Is to please our patrons.
Horses Boarded by the day, week or month,
Stable and office two doors west or The
GUSTAY HANSEN, Prop'r.
A Large and Well Selected Stock ol Flno
At Extremely Low Prices.
All Good! Bought st Tkli EtUbllsfcmsnt
Watck aad. Clock Repairing
Corner Cass and Squemoqua Streets.
I. W. CASE,
ODD FELLOWS' BUILDING.
Does a General Banking Business
Drafts Drawn Available In any part of
G. A. STINS0N & CO.,
A.t Capt. .Rogers old stand, corner of Case
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. Befers to all who have used boats of
his construction. All work guaranteed.
Diamonis t Jewelry
jslsimm sailB ni.,
Eben P, Parker, Master.
For TO WIND, FREIGHT orOHAK
H. B. FAKKKK.
New York Novelty Store
In Books, Stationary, Fancy Good, and
General Notions. We are satisfied with a
small profit over original cost, and wast
you to buy what you need In our line ot 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 Carriage.
New York Novelty Store.
HOLT &. OO. Proprietors.
Scroll and Turned Balustrade,
Boat Material, etc,
Orders solicited and Promptly attended to..
Satisfaction Guaranteed as to Style JQaali
ty and Prices.
Mill and Offlce cor. Polk and Concoaly
streets. Astoria, Oregon.
Astoria Iron forks.
Concomly St., Foot of Jackson, Astoria. Qr,
Machinists ai Boiler Men.
Land and Marine Engine
SteamboaV Work and .Cannery Work
Castings of all Descriptions Made
to Order at Short Nitice.
L W. Oase........
MANY YBAB3 EXPEBIENGE IN
bulldlns boats on the Columbia river
and hundreds of fine boats of my build
make my guaranteet for good work. 3H&"
quarters at the old Astoria Iroa wort
building. Will build boats at any point on
the Columbia river where my services may
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