to t gaity foran. ASTORIA. OREGON: WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 26. 18S7 AT TAHLEQUAH. Thet have a free and easy way of doing things in the Indian territory that is not wholly devoid of its advan tages. For some time, for instance, the editors of two papers at Tahle quah, finding news dull, and having no prohibition or other topics to dis cuss, went after each other and made it personally hot for each the trther, and it got to be so that the good and bad people of Tallequah sat up all night to see the paper in the morning and read what mean things Stone of c the Telephone said about Baudenot of the Advocate, and vice versa, or versa vice, as the case may be. Finally Baudenot, who appears to bo one of those fellows who get mad easy, got hot over some little pleasant allusion on the part of Stone to his alleged re lation to the much-abused canine tribe, and last Sunday, the 23rd inst, after sitting in church awhile and reflecting on the vanity of human life and the mutability of earthly ambition, Bau denot went over to Stone's office where Stone was celoring a meerschaum cigar-holder, and asked Stone to take back what he had said. Stone refused, and Baudenot at once shot Stone stone dead. This was much better than to have kept the thing going, but some of Stone's friends that he owed money to, are angry at Baudenot and say it was real mean of him to go and act that way. Stone is buried and Baudenot has a gun in both hip pock ets since the funeral. Aeizon'a may not be the most at tractive place in the world to live in, but it boasts a public school system that is the pride of its citizens. It- pays its teachers higher salaries than any other stato or territory, and re quires a higher standard of ability as equivalent Good pay is the one thing necessary to secure good service in any professional capacity, says the Telegram. The country schools that limp along with the cheap services of amateur teachers from year to year, are weak and insignificant faotors in the educational world, and city schools that are run on a policy the corner stone of which is ch$ap teachers are but little better. It is reported at "Washington that the resignation of general. Sparks, commissioner of the general land of fice, has been demanded by secretary Lamar, by the authority of the presi dent. It is said that the retirement of Sparks has become necessary, not only on account of the lack of har mony between the interpretation of the law by him and Lamar respective ly, but also by the fact that the com missioner in some cases had obsti nately adhered to his own views in his official acts after reversal of his decision by the secretary of the inte rior. The New Orleans Picayune pro fesses to Relieve that the increase of murders, highway robberies and other violent crimes in Texas of late is due to the law prohibiting the carrying of pistols. It says this foolish law only disarms orderly and law abiding peo ple, while the robbers, the roughs and the rascals generally take advantage of the defenseless condition of the rest of the community. It is now reported that secretary Bayard will resign if he is not sus tained in his opposition to the seiz ure of independent sealers in Alas kan waters beyond the league limit. The old war ship Tennessee, which cost the government something over 31,500,000, left the Brooklyn navy yard Monday to go into the service of the Meriden railroad company as a coal bunker. Citizen Tbaik expects to live 200 years, so he told a Chicago reporter. He'll probably lose his ambition in this respect after stopping in Chicago for a winter. Cause of a Sadden Rise in "Wheat. There was a report daring the week that from 46 to 50 cents was being paid for wheat at Garfield, Oakedale and other points on the Spokane & PalouBe. Upon investigation we found that 48 cents was paid last week, and that one day as high as 49 oents was offered. Since the freight rates from those points are the same as from Colfax, many people were at a loss to understand why buyers there could afford to pay several cents more for wheat. Like anything else, it is simple enough when you under stand it. The ship Persia was lying at Tacoma under charter awaiting a cargo, and there was not sufficient wheat there to load her; hence Port land buyers were forced to make a sacrifice, and offered an advanced price at all Northern Pacific points in order to get the Persia started on her voyage. As soon as she was loaded the price of wheat at Garfield and Oaksdale fell to 42 cents, the same as is paid here, and the parties who supplied the cargo declare they will load no more ships at Tacoma. Falouse Gazette, FORT CAXBY. (Oresonlan.) The chamber of commerce of Astoria and the board of trade of this city have very properly protested against the abandonment of Fort Canby, at the month of the Columbia river. The sta tion commands the entrance of the Co lumbia, and is the only protection of Portland, Astoria, and the whole river country, neainst hostile approach from the ocean. If it is worth while to defend the seacoast at any point, it certainly is at this one. Fort Canby protects the largest and next largest cities of Oregon and the main outlet of ocean commerce of one state and two territories. Owing to peculiar advantages of situation, a small force on Cape Disappointment using heavy guns could hold a hostile fleet at bay, and such a force should al ways be maintained ready for an emer gency. The exposed position of the Co lumbia river, within a day's sail from the naval depot of a possible enemy, is of itself a circumstance calling for strict vigilance. The formal protests, above referred to, voice a general public sentiment based on interests of a public nature. Behind these expressions there are no local or private purposes. Neither Portland nor Astoria makes any money through the business of supplying this station, and neither would suffer any appreciable bus iness loss through its abandonment. But it is felt that the property interests here are large enough to merit protection. This alone is the motive of the protests submitted to the secretary of war. The policy of concentrating the mili tary forces of the country in a few largo garrisons centrally located and conven ient to transportation, is good so far as field troops aro concerned, but in the case of the artillery it is different. Posts long abandoned and suffered to fall into decay, cannot be rehabilitated at once. They must bo kept up by con stant occupation and vigilance, else they must soon become practical- useless. Instead of being abandoned, Fort Canby should be improved to the standard of modern defensive science and main tained as a permanent military station. The citizens of Portland and Astoria have a right to demand that tb.13 be done. The Sniscer Point. While reforming the language I beg leave to introduce an improve ment to punctuation the snigger point, or note of cachination. It is written thus w and represents, as nearly as may be, a smiling month. It is to be appended, with every full stop, to every jocular or ironical sen tence, or, without the stop, to every jocular or ironical clause of a sen tence otherwise serious thus: "Mr. Pickering is the noblest work of God," "Our respected and es teemed w contemporary, Mr. De Young, whom for his virtues we re vere and for his success envyw, is go ing to the devil as fast as two heels can carry him." "Deacon Pitch, a truly good manw, is self-made in the largest sense of the term; he was born great, wise and rich, but the deflec tion of his nose is the work of his own coat-sleeve." S. F. Examiner. Some of the Coal Fleet. The Umatilla, which has been on the docks four months, will bo fin ished in about" a month, with the ad dition of another deck and all the modern passenger steamship im provements. The staterooms and deck will be lighted with incan descent lights and, altogether, she will be one of the most convenient and best appearing steamers on the coast. The Walla Walla, the sister ship of the Umatilla, was docked last week in an hour and a half, which is considered to be fast dock ing. New plating was put on her bottom. S. F. Alta, 21. Three Favorites Have the following to say of "Wis dom's Eobertine, the great beautifier and preserver of the complexien: Pobtland, Or., June 4, 18S7. 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. Portland. Dec, 188j. ToMr-W. M. "Wisdom. Tho "Rober tine you so kindly sent me is excellent. It is the finest preparation I have ev6r used, and is a decided acquisition to every lady's toilet. Yours truly. Jeanxte wikston. Pobtlaxd, Or., April C, 1887. Dear Mr. "Wisdem: I have tried your "Robertine," and it Rives me much pleasure to say that it is excellent for the complexion, being one of the best articles of the kind I have over used. Be lieve me, yours sincerely, Z. Tbehelli. For sale by W. E. Dement & Co. druggists, Astoria, Oregon Are you made miserable by Indiges tion, Constipation, Dizziness, Loss of Appetite, Yellow Skin ? Slnoh's Yital izer is a positive cure. For sale by W. E. Dement & Co. For the best photographs and tintypes go to Crow's Gallery. All the patent medicines advertised in this paper, together with the choicest perfumery, and toilet articles, etc-can be bought at the lowest prices, at J. W. Conn's drug store, opposite OcMrient hotel, Astoria. Gambrlnus Beer And Free Lunch at the Telephone Sa loon, 5 cents. Oysters In JErerj Style At the Central Restaurant, next to Foard & Stokes'. Ten cents for a cup of Fahre's nice coffee. Try Fabre's celebrated pan roast. Meals Cooked to Order. Private rooms for ladies and families: at Central Restaurant, next to Foard & Stokes'. Discovered Too 3Iuch. Washington, October 24. Samuel Packard, who has been ssnt here by the prohibitionists, claims to have discovered a serious condition of af fairs for the anti-liquor men throush out the country. Packard says that the question of the constitutionality oi prouiouory jegisiauon enacted since the adoption of the fourteenth amendment has never yet been de cided by the United States supreme court, and that if the contention of the liquor men in the cases involving the prohibitory law were sustained by tho supreme court, it will have the ef fect of overturning all prohibitory laws, local option or otherwise, en acted since the adoption of the four teenth amendment in so far as they attempt to prohibit the use of distil leries, breweries and saloons owned and in use at the time of the passage of such laws. The only way to over come this serious obstacle to the progress of the prohibition move ment, he says, would be by constitu tional amendment Who Wrote Shakespeare? Hamlet overheard Julius Cajsar tell King Lear on tho Twelfth Night after the Tempest that Antony and Cleopatra had told Coriolanus" that Two Gentlemen of Yerona were the authors of Shakespeare's plays. Lear said: You may take it As You Like It, but I don't believe it, for I heard Borneo and Juliet say Love's Labor was lost when Troilus and Cressida stole the Comedy of Errors and sold it to tho Merchant of Venice for a cup of sack and a dish of caraways. Timon of Athens and Cymbelino were parties to the theft, and after drink ing Measure for Measure with the Merry Wives of Windsor told King John all about it Richard ILL, a competent critic, said Bacon could not write even A Winter's Tale, and Henry YIII. said that settles it So why make so Much Ado About Noth ing? Othello was busy discussing a point of honor with Henrys IV., V. and VI., and as Bichard IL was ab sent Taming the Shrew, I could get no further evidence as to who wrote Shakespeare, but All's Well that Ends Well. Au JZntl to Bono Scraping. Ed waul Shepherd, of Harrisburg, 111., says: '-Having received so much bene fit from Electric Bitters, 1 feel it my duty to let suffering humanity know it Have had a running sore on my leg for eight years; my doctors told me I would have to have the bone scraped or leg amputated. I used, instead, three bot tles of Electric Bitters and seven boxes Bucklcn's Arnica Salve, and my leg is now sound and well." Electric Bitters are sold at fifty cents a bottlo. and Bucklen's Arnica Salve at 2jc. per box by V. E. Dement & Co. Artistic Embroidery. Instructions given in all tho latest styles of artistic embroidery and art needie work. Also French indelible stamping done to order. 3JKS, J. SlIOENLANK, Chcnamus .street, opposite Liberty Hall. "Hackraetack," a lasting and fra grant perfume. Price 25 and 50 cents. Sold by V. E. Dement. Any case of Croup can be easilv treat ed and cured by using "The 'Child's Cough Syrup." Full directions with each package, which can only be pur chased at Dement's drug store. A Nasal Injector tree with each bottle of Shiloh's Catarrh Remedy Price 50 cents. Sold by W. E. Dement Svrcct Apple Cider At the Astoria Soda Works. For the very best pictures go to H. S. Sinister. To The Ladies. FANCY AND NOVELTY STORE You will And everything lu the line of Fancy Work, also German Knitting Yarn, bpanish Yarn, Domestic and Imported Sax ony, Zephyrs, Latest Styles In Fringe, ltuch inr, Collars and Cud's. Thanking the Ladles for their liberal pat ronage. NORA RAPPLEYEA. Cass Street, one door south of Astorian olllce. To The Ladies. Go to Mrs. Gates' Art Rooms, next door to Mrs. Malcom's, for all the Late Novelties In Embroideries Lessons Given and Work Made to Order, Hair Chains and Jewelry, and Ladles' Hair Dressing and general hair work done to order. Also, forsaie, the largest ?1 Stamping out fit on tho Coast. JOB PRINTING, Neat, Quick And Cheap at The ASTOBIAN JOB OFFICE CAPITAL STOCK - - 8500,000 THE NORTHWEST INSURANCE CO. F. E. Beach . President Vice President Treasurer J. McCraken J. Loewenberg... It. P. Earhart ..-.. becy and Manager DinECTons, .T.Loewenberg J. K. Gill. n. L Pittock. F.K.Arnold, F.M.Warren. J.McCraken! F. E. Beach, D.D.Oliphanr, F. Eggert No. 33 "Washington street, Portland, Or. R. L. BOYLE, Agent. Astoria, Oregon. Onice at I. X. L. racking Co. Taxes Due, School Dist. No. 9, Upper Astoria. TAXES FOR THE ABOVE DISTRICT are now due and pavable to the under signed. "Vfx. B. ADAIR. tt . . , Clerk. Upper Astoria, Oct. 5, 18S7. A. V. ALLEN, WHOLESALE AND KETALL DEALER IN Fine Groceries, Provisions and Mil! Feed. o Crockery, Glass Plated Ware. o Ilie Largest and finest assortment of Fresh. Fruits and Vegetables. Received fresh CITY BOOK ST Special Book Now In Progress. Books by all the Standard Authors at remarkably low figures. STCall and get prices. CRIFFIXT & HEED. esr Headquarters for Ammunition. THE BEST IN THE WORLD. The Winchester Repeating Shot Gun, S25.00! A Fine Side Snap Marline Made Twist, Double-barrel Shot-Gun, Box Shells and Tools, $17.30. Sporting Goods, Ammunition and the Famous Swedish itazor Our Immense New Stock, Consisting of 4 CAIt LOADS of fine Artistic and Plain Furniture, Carpets, Oil Cloth, Madras-Silk LACE AND PORTIERE CURTAINS, Dado Shades, &c, Has Arrived. These goods were purchased direct from Eastern Manufacturers and shipped before the recent advance In freight, the benefits thereof we propose to share with our customers. Call and See Us. ' CHAS. HEILBORN. The New Model Range CAN BE HAD IN ASTORIA, ONLY OF " E. R. HA WES, ARcnt. Call and Examine It ; You Will be Tleased. E. K. JIawes Is also Agent Tor the Buck Patent Cooking Stove, AND OTHER FIRST CLASS STOVES. Furnace Work, Steam Fittings, Etc., a Specialty. A Full Stock on Hand. School Supplies THE- New Tori Novelty STORE, Headquarters for School Books. A Complete jjho oi me Official Text Books. O Prices Guaranteed Satisfactory. The New York Novelty Store. Boat Building. MQh, ?.ARS EXPERIENCE IN ,aJidIl!.cboflt?, on the Columbia river and hundreds of fine boats of my build make my guarantee: for good -work. Head- SSL r- ' K1VU1 .bu,,d boata at an? po'nton be required." r ere my services may WM. HOWE. FASHIONABLE DRESSMAKING. MISS M. L. RICHARDSON Has entrared tho iwrrixao n ir- ti. na .competent and FashIonableDress mk,er lVil "TS fro,m tbe East, and Is de-lf,h?5h-!-4 of Astoria who .... nui-iuauc ureases 10 can, see lutings and samples and decide for themselves. ak Office! d00rs soutb of Astori- House and Lot For Sale. IN UNION TOWN: HOUSE 36x22 FEET, tWO Stories ; To hA enM o ,ri- ' Apply to john IN ONDI. Unlontown. every Steamer. ORE Sale! Wilson & Fisher Ship Chandlers, HEAVY AND SHELF HARDWARE FARM IMPLEMENTS, Paints, Oils, and Varnish. LOGGERS' SUPPLIES. PROVISIONS AND MILL FEED AGENTS FOR SALEM PATENT ROLLER MILLS Portland Roller Mills,' FAIRBANKS' SCALES. ASTORIA. OREGON. YOUR CATARRH Can. Too Ourodr THE CarMc Smoke Ball IS INFALLIBLE! Ask" Your Druggist For It I asthma. Reliered ia Fito Minaf e. HAY rETER, One Cuirantecd if uVci la 1 time. H'EATvt'jk: Cttred in Three to Six Months DiptheriaLproup, Neu ralgia, Headacho, Sore- Throat Speedily Cubed. Invaluable Remedy i Patented April, 28S6. SENT BY MAIL. Price of Treatment, Jjxo (Smoke Ball, ux; DebelU tcr. for Twti trcf. ftfoL CAEB0IIC S3C0KE BAIL CO. 652 Market Bt, Ban Trandsco, OaL XTSemtreof Hurtful Imitations-? ECONOMY And Solid Satisfaction Are Guaranteed IF YOU TRADE AT THE EMPKIE STORE LATEST STYLES Suitings and Trimming Velvets. A Fine Line of In fants' Dresses, Cloaks and Worsted Shirts, Ladies Calico Wrappers. Cotton, Wool and Muslin Underwear. Of Quilts ami Blankets, Gents' Clothing, Fi 1 iJahhig Goods, Boots, Shoes, TrunLb and Valines at the Lowest Cash 1'iio s at Ihe Empire Store. W.T MAJSTACa-ESS., iii H. B. PA DEALER I Hay, Oats, aid Straw, Liie, Bricl, taint, Sand and Plaster Wood Delirered to Order. Drayiae, Teaming and Kiprm Business. t-7fii? i fn I, .,,.ii fggJPEg 1 r , JLg Kss33yii!4bJasEl!S?S33 Qgags- TE: apply to the Captain, orto Frank I. Parker. FBESH GOES Promptly Delivered AT LOWEST PRICES IN ANY PART OF THE CITY, Fruits and Vegetables In Season. Everything Warranted as Represented. Corner Chenarans and Benton Streets. INSURANCE. CAPITAL STOCK, $500,000 COLUMBIA A INSURANCE CO. FRANK DEKTJSI .President W. H. SMITH Vice-President JOHN A. CIULD Secretary No. 1G0 Second St., Portland, Or. I. W. Case, Agent, Astoria, Or. Deposited in Oregon, $300,000 ASSETS, $ S S- SOI, 2 8 8. Royal, Norwich-Union and Lancashire Coin binatlon Joint Policy. Union of San Francisco. Gerniania of New York. State Investment of California. Anglo-Nevada Assurance Corporation, MARINE .INSURANCE COYEBKD BY OUR OPEN POLICIES. -Elmore, Sanborn & Co. AcenLs. Elmore, Sanborn & Go. COMMISSION MERCHANTS, Fire Insurance AGENTS. Representing tho Largest and Most Relia ble fire Insurance Companies. All Business promptlyjand accurately tran acted. Flavels Wharf. - Astoria Oregon. $67,000,000 Capital Liverpool & London & Globe. North British and Mercantile of London and Edinburgh. Hartford of Connecticut.CommercIal of California Agricultural, of watertown. New York, London & Lancashire of Liverpool, Eng..Fire Insurance Companies, Represent In a capital of $67,000,000. B. VAN 1CSE. Agent. INSURANCE COMPANY, CAPITAL, $100,000.00. The Farmers' Company, Of Salem, Oregon. THE LEADING COMPANY OK TIIE PACIFIC XORTHWEST. Private Dwellings and Farm Property a -Specialty. J. W. CONN, Agent. Astoria. Furniture and Upholstering, Mattresses Made and Repaired, Paper Hanging, Carpets Sewed and Laid. Furniture Sold on Commission. Shop, corner Main and Jefferson Streets MARTIN OLSEN. MILLINERY ! Latest Styles : : Lowest Prices DBESSHAKIXO IX ALL ITS BRANCHES. MRS. W. J. BARRY, (Eaton &Carnahan'3 Former Establishment) rDIKSARKIimTeTiviX: And Examine Goods. A Perfect System of .DXE08 FITTING. FffiE MARIE PARKER. m.ijaga STEAIUEK 3 liUiU PARKER Eben P, Parker,Master. I -" For TOWING. FREIGHT ordlAK- H. B. PAKKEK. 1 ASTORIA Planing Mill. HOLT & CO. Proprietors. Manufactures of MOLDINGS. SASH DOORS. BLINDS, RAILS. BALUSTERS, NEWEL POSTS. BRACKETS. Scroll and Turned Balustrades, Boat Material, etc. Orders solicited and Promptly attended to. Satisfaction Guaranteed as to Style,IQuall ty and Prices. Mill and Ofilce cor. Polk nnd Concoraly streets. Astoria, Oregon. Astoria Iron Worts. Concomly St., Foot of Jackson, Astoria. Or. General Machinists aii Boiler Haters. Land and Marine Engines BOILER WORK. Steamboat Work and Cannery Work X SPECIALTY, Castings of all Descriptions Made to Order at Short Notice. ' President. J. G. Hdstlkk, ...,.... .Secretary. I. W. CA3E.................................Treasurer. John Fox. . Superintendent, -THE- DIAMOND PALACE! GUSTAY HANSEN, Frop'r. A Large and Well Selected Stock of Fine Diamonfls i Jewelry At Extremely Low Prices. All Goods Bought at This Establishment Warranted Genuine. Watch and Clock Repairing A SPECIALTY. Comer Cass and Squemoqua Streets. 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 nlease our natrons. HorsesBoarded by the day, week or month, Stable and office two doors west of Thk Astouiax office. Ai PR? Ill Caution. HAVING LEASED STEAMER ENTER prine to S. C. Hlldreth, James Macom ber, T. "W. Andrews and James Cox, they assume all liabilities of steamer Enterprise from this date. Neither steamer Enterprise normyseir. owner, will be responsible for any debts contracted. . ,. , C. W. SHTVELY. September 23d, 1S87.