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FKID JLY SEPTEMBER 2. 18S7
Geo. T. Myers' steamer Dispatch is
ior saie over on the bound.
. Oircuit court meets on the 19th
hist, county court nest Monday.
' The county board of equalization
has adjourned to Mod day, the 5th
About 65,000 cases salmon went
east overland in August, from the
Thelfew York Novelty Store has a
large "stock of school books at low figures.-
See'Adv't. ' -
But few people are reported re
maining at the seaside, though this
is the pleasantest month of the year
" Rescue's No. 2 and Astoria No. 1
engine companies elect officers next
Monday. Alerts elect one week from
" A Vancouver bath keeper adver
tises "baths with one towel and no
soap, 15 cents, with two towels and
soap, 25 cents."
The bark Elsinore and b3rkentine
Katie Flickinger have sailed from
Knappton, lumber laden. The Wil
lamette arrived in yesterday.
The first of December is now fixed
as the date when all rail communica
tion will be had between San Fran
cisco and the Columbia river.
A. A. Cleveland, of the Oregon
bakery, is getting a candy maker's
outfit, and will shortly begin the man
ufacture of candy at his place of busi
ness. T. W. Case is the Astoria agent for
. the Columbia Fire & Marine insur
ance company of 'Portland, a solvent
company with a capital stock of
The amount of the insurance on
the Eriokson building, burned last
Tuesday morning, was $1,900, in the
Firemen's Association, of which J. O.
Bozorth is agent.
Frank L. Parker, at the postoffice
corner, is in constant receipt of
fruits, groceries and provisions,
which he delivers in any part of the
city at reasonable prices.
The board of directors of the state
firemen's association will meet in
Portland on the 17th prox. to decide
on the time and place of holding the
next annual firemen's tournament
"The Spokane Chinook appeared
three times and then died. The pro
prietor, Mr. Wilson, says the Spokane
people didn't appreciate him; the
people say there wasn't room for the
The Y. M. C. A. picnic committee
have ohartered the Clara Parker in
plaoe of the Gov. Newell; the picnic
and excursion will leave Main street
wharf for Young's river falls at eight
o'olook to-morrow morning.
The chairman of the executive com
mittee of the Columbia waterway as
sociation has issued a call for a meet
ing of that eommittee in the parlor of
the St Charles hotel, in Portland, at
ten a. m., on Saturday, September
At the last meeting of Seaside
Lodge No. 12, A. O. TJ. W., C. Brown
resigned the office of lodge recorder
after a very effioient holding of that
office for over six years. Prof. W. E.
Johnson was elected to fill the vacan
cy. Mr. Brown contemplates an ex
tended visit to California.
At .the annual meeting of the I X
L Packing company, held August
Slat, the following were elected di
rectors for the ensuing year: August
Takalo, Thos. Williams, M. Jackson,
Eric Thompson and Joseph Ostrom,
after which August Takalo was chos
.en president and Eric Thompson sec
retary More painting has been done in
this' city this season than any other
one season m me nisiory or me
place.- A noticeable feature in the
paintingis the welcome absence of
one monotonous white and a blend
ing of darker shades and tints whioh
combines the useful and ornamental
in an eminent degree.
The government agents sent here
from Washington City, says the
'Portland Telegram, to gather statis
tical matter, have ascertained from
the records in the clerk's office in the
.county that for the past twenty years
gay from July 1, 1867, to June 30,
1887, eight hundred decrees of di-
-Toroe were granted -in Multnomah
' - The American ship Mercury, at
Port Townsend, has been sold for
1 12,000 to the Port Blakeley Mill
company. The Mercury was built in
1851 in New York and was purohased
- and, used by the city of New York in
1872 for a training-ship, similar to the
industrial school. William Nelson
,pt;rohased her in 1876 and has owned
. The Northwestern Lumberman, of
"Ohio ago, says: "The woods are so
thick "around Puget Sound and in
Washington territory and Oregon
that saw mills can be hidden away in
their recesses and saw a moderate
amount of lumber for moderate con
gumption without being known be--Vtjond
the reach of the buzz of the
' circular." -
The Seattle Press says that over
there piles, ready to drive for a dock
',on the water front, cost $75 apiece.
vOn the Sound they have to be
coppered the full distanoe they
are in the water. Here and along
j the. Columbia no sheathing is re
7 quired and the piles driven twenty-
five and thirty years ago still have a
Carruthers fe MoTavish have a
fine piece of land on Young's river
above Granger's hall, which they are
diking in a substantial manner, the
dyke, in some places, being twenty
feet at the base. The land is a tract
of 109 acres and it will be worth $100
an when dyked. It costs considera
ble to effectually reclaim and improve
such land, but it pays well, event
ually. The annual pamphlet issued by the
government giving the "tide tables
for the Pacific Coast," has already
been published for the year 188S. It
comprises tide tables for a fewstations
in .Lower California, British Colum
bia and Alaska territory, in addition
to'stations in California, Oregon and
Washington territory. The work of
compiling tide tables -for the use of
navigators on the Atlantic and Pa
cific seaboards "was begun by the
United States coast survey in 1856,
and it has reached a great degree of
perfection in the present form of
Following is-the description of a
spurious note furnished by chief offi
cer Brooks, of the Federal secret ser
vice of the'treasury at Washingten:
"A note purporting to,,, be a 82 silver
certificate is oHt invtbe northwest,
printed from a wood cut and bearing
no resemblance to any government
issue of silver certificates. It has a
spread eagle on right end face of
note and two Indians onleft end
one standing, the other kneeling. It
has a square green back, with the
word 'silver' In white capitals in cen
ter of back. Its workmanship is so
very crude no person should be de
ceived into accepting it as a thing of
m . j
A Story of Natural Gas.
Two hundred years ago in China
there was just such a craze about
natural gas as we have in this coun
try to-day. Gas wells were sunk with
as much vim and vigor as the celes
tials were capable of. but owing to a
gas explosion that killed several mill
ions of people and tore up and de
stroyed a large district of country,
leaving a large inland sea, kown on
the maps a3 Lake Foo Chang, the
boring of any more gas wells was
then and there prohibited by law.
It seems according to the Chinese
history, that many large and heavy
pressure gas wells were struck, and
in some districts wells were sunk
close to each other. Gas was lighted
as soon as struck, as is done in this
country. It is stated that one
well with its unusual pressure,
by induction or back draught
pulled down into the earth the
burning gas of a small well, result
ing in a dreadful explosion of a large
district, destroying the inhabitants
thereof. Lake Foo Chang rests on
this district The same catastrophe
is imminent in this country unless
the laws shall restrict further devel
opments in boring so many wells.
Should a similar explosion occur
there will be such an upheaval as will
dwarf the most terrible earthquake
ever known. The country along the
gas belt from Toledo through Ohio,
Indiana and Kentucky will be ripped
up to a depth of 1,200 to 1,500 feet
and flopped over like a pancake, leav
ing a chasm through which the waters
of Lake Erie will come howling
down, filling the Ohio and Mississip
pi valleys and blotting them out for
ever. Cincinnati Commercial Ga
zette. Three Favorites
Have the following to say of Wis
dom's Bobertine, the great beautifier
and preserver of the complexien:
Pobtland, Or., Juno 4, 1837.
ToMr.W. M. Wisdom Dear Sir: I
have tried your Robertine. It is excellent,
and I shall be pleased to recommend it
to all my lady friends. Believe me,
yours truly, Rhea.
-Pqbtjaxd. Dec, 1885.
To Mr. W. M. Wisdem: Tho "Rober
tino you so kindly sent me is excellent.
It is the finest preparation I have ever
used, and is a decided acquisition to
every lady's toilet. Yours truly.
Pobtland, Or., April 6, 1887.
Dear Mr. Wisdem: I have tried your
"Robertine," and it Rives me muoh
pleasure to say that it is, excellent for
me complexion, Demo one oi ine cess
articles of the kind I have ever used. Be
lieve me. vours sinoerelv.
. lx. Tbkbelli.
For Bale by W. E. Dement
druggists, Astoria, Oregon
Tills Will Interest You,
Contemplating purchasers of House
hold Furniture will do well to wait for
a few days, when the advertisement
will appear giving the date at which
time the entire Furniture and fitting of
the Adler residence will be sold at pub
lic auctien: 1 elegant Emerson Piano,
costing S150: Parlor set $300 Easy
Chairs aud Marble Center Table; 2 Ele
gant Prize Pictures from the art gallery
of the Mechanics' Fair of San Francisco,
representing Shakespeare at the court
of Elizabeth, reading "Macbeth," and
Schiller reading Don Carlos before the
court of the Grand Duke De Weimar,
costing 8200; elegant Black Walnut
Bedroom suits; elegant Carpets and the
entire Parlor. Bedroom. Dinincroom
and Kitchen Furniture. For any infor
mation, or parties wishing to inspect
the furniture before sale will call upon
Mr. B. S. Worsley, the auctioneer.
meals Cooked to Order,
Private rooms for ladies and families:
at Central Restaurant, next to Foard &
At Frank Fabre's for suppers, par
ties, etc. The best cooked to order.
A Sunny Koorn
With the comforts of a home, library,
etc. Apply at Holden Hous"e.
Ah There I!
Ico cream, fino quality supplied at
short notice by Frank Fabre, any part
of the city: $2JjO a gallon.
Try Fabre's celebrated pau roast.
What is better than a glass of liquor?
A cup of delicious coffee at Fabre's.
i Vanilla Ice Cream at Fabre's to-day.
THE PROPOSED AMENDMENTS.
Fall Text of the Three Constitutional
Amendments to Be Voted Upon on
the .8th of November Next.
The following are the three amend
ments proposed for the constitution
of the state of Oregon, upon which
the people are to vote on the 8th day
of .November next The text has
been carefully compared with and
corrected by the official copies.
SAIiABIES OF STATE OFFIOEBS.
Be it resolved by tho senate, the
That tho following amendment to
the constitution of the state of Ore
gon be and hereby is proposed.
That section 1 of article 13 of the
constitution of the state of Oregon be
and the same is hereby abrogated,
and in lieu thereof section 1 of article
13 of the constitution of the state of
Oregon shall be as follews:
Section L The governort secretary
of state, treasured of state, judges of
the supreme court and all other state
officers of this state shall each receive
an annual salary of such a sum as the
legislative assembly shall hereafter by
law for each of such officers provide;
provided, that when the legislative
assembly shall have by law fixed the
salary of any such officer such salary
shall neither be inoreased nor dimin
ished during the term for which the
incumbent of such office shall have
been elected or appointed.
Resolved, by the house, the senate
That the following amendment to
the constitution of the state of Ore
gon be, and is hereby propesed:
Section 1. The manufacture, sale,
or the giving away, or the keeping
for sale of any spirituous, vinous,
malt, distilled, fermented or any in
toxicating liquors whatevor, is pro
hibited in this state, except for me
dicinal, scientific or mechanical pur
poses. Sec. 2. Tho legislative assembly
shall provide by law in what man
ner, by whom and at what places
such liquors or any of them shall be
manufactured or sold or kept for sale
for medicinal, scientific or mechanical
Sec, 3. This amendment shall take
effect and be in full force in six
months from the date of it3 ratifica
tion by the electors.
Sec. 4. The legislative assembly
shall without delay pass all necessary
laws, with sufficient penalties neces
sary to enforce this amendment.
TrME OF E&ECTIOK.
Be it enacted by the house, the
That the following amendment to
the constitution of the state of Ore
gon be, and is hereby propesed:
That section 11 of article 2 of the
state of Oregon be, and the same is
hereby abrogated, and in lieu there
of, section 14 of article 2 of the state
of Oregon shall be bb follews:
Sec. 14. General elections shall be
held on the Tuesday next following
the first Monday in November bien
nially. Unnecessary Misery.
Probably as much misery comes
from habitual constipation as from
any derangement of the functions of
the body, and it is difficult to cure,
for the reason that no one likes to
take the medicines usually pre
scribed.. HAMBURG FIGS were
prepared to obviate this difficulty,
and they will be found pleasant to
the taste of women and children. 25
cents. At all druggists. J. J. Mack
& Co., proprietors. S. F.
Her Bustle Was Off.
"Oh, it was perfectly awful," said ono
young woman to another in a street car
which bad stopped on the Lake street
switch the other day. "I was lying in
the hammock," she went on, "and was
dressed in my pink nun's veiling and, if
I do say it, you know I look pretty nice
in that and he was sitting in a porch
chair beside me. It was a lovely evening,
for- there wasn't a sign of a moon, and
even the street lamp on the corner was
not lighted. Wo were having a delight
ful time, and he grew morp and mora
affectionate. Oh, it was delightful. Ho
held one of my hands, and kept the ham
mock gently swaying back and forth.
Finally ho leaned toward me, his faco
almoBt to mine, and I know ho was just
about to say something awfully nice
when what do you think the hammock
string broke! I had taken off my bustle
so I could recline comfortable in tho
1 hammock, and, say, tho way 1 struct
mat poron -dui just men mu cur upeu
on Elmlra Gazette.
You are feeling depressed, your ap-
E stile is poor you are bothered witli
eadache, you are fidgetty, nervous,
and generally out of sorts, and want to
brace up. Brace up, but not witit stim
ulants, spring medicines, or bitters,
which have for their basis very cheap,
bad whiskey, and which stimulate you
for an hour, and then leave you in
worse condition than before. What
you want is an alterative that will puri
fy your blood, start healthy action of
Liver and Kidneys, restore your vitali
ty, and give renewed health and
strength. Such a medicine you will
find in Electric Bitters, and only 50 cents
a bottle at W.E. Demont& Cc's Drug
Telephone I.ofjrlHff House.
Best Beds in town. Rooms per night
50 and 25 cts.;per week SlJH). New and
clean. Private entrance.
oysters in any style at
For a Fiae Dish or Ice Cream
Go to the Central Restaurant, next to
Foard & Stokes'.
Oysters In Every Style
At tho Central Restaurant, next
Foard & Stokes'.
And Free Lunch at tho Telephone Sa
loon, 5 cents.
Herman Wise makes a tempting offer.
Everyone can pick any hat he likes and
iay 10 per cent, less than the price of
he hat calls for.
To make room for our fall stock, wo
will for the next ten days sell our baby
carriages at actual coat.
Griffin & Reed.
Ward Stevens is in the city.
Mrs. Abernethy and daughter are
visiting friends in this city.
Lieut-Col. C. A. Reynolds, deputy
Q. M. general, goes to J? ort Canby to
day on official business.
W. H. Gray, who was seriously in
jured some time ago, is rapidly re
covering, and will soon be able to be
on the street again.
In Brief, Anil to the Point.
Dyspepsia is dreadful. Disordered
liver is misery. Indigestion is a foe
to good nature.
The human digestive apparatus is
one of the most complicated and won
derful things in existence. It i3 easily
put out of order.
Greasy food, tough food, sloppy
food, bad cookery, mental worry, late
hours, irregular habits, and many
other things which ought not to be,
have made the American people a
nation of dyspeptics.
But Green's August Flower has
done a wonderful work in reforming
this sad business and making the
American people so healthy that they
can enjoy their meals and be happy.
Remember: No happiness without
health. But Green's August Flower
brings health and happiness to the
dyspeptic Ask your druggist for a
bottle. Seventy-five cents.
The Calf Was Passed,
J. H. Woodward, of the Wabash,
relates a funny incident that came
under his observation while at
Fourth and Townsend streets on
Tuesday. A man came into the of
fice of Stephen T. Gage, assistant to
the president of the Southern Pacific
company, and asked for a stock
shippors' pass. It wa3 observed by
Mr. Gage that the man was careful
to avoid any mention of tho extent of
his animal shipments, although his
right to pass privileges was urged
with all possible earnestness.
"You want jour pass from Oakland
to Martinez, do yon?" asked Mr.
"Yes," was the reply.
"And your stock is going the same
"Three or four carloads, I sup
pose?" "Well, no."
"How much, then?"
Tho shipper hemmed and hawed
and finally admitted that tho ship
ment consisted of one calf, but he
hastened to add that it was a large
"Well, I'll tell you," sad governor
Stanford's assistant, "good-naturedly,
"I can't give yon a pass, but I'll
give one to the calf. It will be
cheaper to hanl it over than it will
be to haul you.
The stock shipper secured the
order for the deadheading of the
young bovine, and then he went out
in a reflectivemood and bought a
HOKec io luarunez. o. x. uiruiiicie.
Kspld Be&tln? or tho Heart.
Whenever you feel an uneasiness
in the region of the heart, a slight
pain in the shoulder, arm, or under
tho shoulder-blade, or when yon find
yourself short of breath when ex
ercising, or your heart has periods
of of beating fast, you have heart
disease, and should take Dr. Flint's
Hevrt REirEDT. At druggists, $1.50.
Descriptive treatises with each bot
tle; or address J. J. Mack & Co., S. F
Doesn't Work Both Way'.
Robinson "I had to discharge young
juuu&iiia iu-uuj. Jiu ucia ajuu uilwi.
Brown "Sorry to hear so. Ho supports
his widowed mother, too. "What was the
trouble?" Robinson "He found a post
age stamp on the floor and kept it. He
should have turned it over to the office."
Brown "Of course. By the way, it's
raining. Got an extra umbrella?" Rob
inson "You can take mv old umbrella.
I have a now one." Brown "Hello!
"Where did you get that silk affair?"
Robinson "That! Ha! ha! Great joke.
Yon see, I went into the Stock Exchange
to look after a little deal in wheat A
shower came up, and when I was ready to
go I just picked this up in the lobby."
Brown "Wish I had your luck. And
how about the wheat deal?" Robinson
"Oh, we skinned 'em alive. Brown,
skinned 'emalive." Omaha World.
Their Business Booming.
Probably no one thing has caused
such a general revival of trade at W. E.
Dement & Co.'s Drug Store as their giv
ing away to their customers of so many
free trial bottles of Dr. King's New Dis
covery for Consumption. Their trade
is simply enormous in this very valu
able article from the fact that it always
cures and never disappoints. Cougn'?.
Cokls, Asthma, Bronchitis, Croup, and
all throat and lung dkeases quickly
cured. You can test it before buying
by getting a trial bottle free, large
size Si. Bvery bottle warranted.
To Whom It Slay Concern.
We are about to remove from tho
city, and all accounts not settled by
September 5th will bo placed in the
hands of our attorney. Please call
and settle. Outstay Paeaoe.
O. Adleb, Manager.
Another explosion in prices In Dry
Goods and Clothing this week. Twenty
different shades of plush at cost at Low
The season for them is at hand; and
wo have just received a large consign
ment of New Orleans Molasses, which
we will sell by tho case or can at very
low figures. D. L. Beck & Sons.
All the patent medicines advertised
in this paper, together with the choicest
nGrfuinorv. nnd toilet artieli?. ptc. ran
he bought at the lowest prices, at J. W.
For the very best pictures go to 11. S.
For the best photographs and tintypes
go to Crow's Gallery.
Ten cents for a cup of Fabre's nice
The finest andlnicest steak to be had
In town at Fabre's.
New Goods Arriving Daily!
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Wo aro now receiving our First Shipments of Fall Goods in our various Departments.
On Wednesday morning we will be prepared to show our First Selections of Early Fall Dre88 Coods,
with tho Latest Trimmings to match.
in our Cloak Department wo have received a very nice selection of Ladies' Walking Jack
ets tho Very Latest Styles and Perfect Fitting, Remarkably Cheap.
C. H. COOPER,
The Leading House of the City. -
hoi mo ii S
TEN MORE CASES
Arrived to-day. I find I bought too
heavy and therefore I will
For the next few days everj'onecan buy
Choice Styles of Hats at
1 0 1
Ten Per Cent
Below regular prices. Pick any Flat
you like and
Ten per cent, from the price; this is
fair, isn't it?
Bought of ine are conformed free of
Occident Hotel Building.
GIVING GOODS AWAY
Doing Business for Fun!
We ara making money
AImIm the times.
But for quality and prices of Goods, .and fair honest
dealing, we cannot be excelled in Astoria or on the river.
Then ber this fact in mind, that when you buy articles of
good quality and get honest weight, you get more value
for your money than you would at a low price if cheated
in quality or weight. Seeing is believing and if you buy
of us once you will come again.
D. L. Bock & Sons.