The daily morning Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1883-1899, November 13, 1887, Image 2

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ASTORIA. OREGON:
SUNDAY
.NOVEMBER 13. 1887
THE CITY ELECTION.
On the 14th of next month the city
will select a mayor, two councilmen
and other city officials. The question
of party politics rightly cuts no figure
in this matter. Astoria is too small a
community to justly allow any other
question than that of personal fitness
to be prominent .,
There will of course be two tickets,
for serene and imanimous harmony'is
not whollv desirable, but here is the
question to be answered: "Is the
man honest and capable?' Honesty
and capability are the requisites for
any one seeking a city office. The
taxpayers and, voters of the city
have no use for any one not possess
ing them.
The city suffers or prospers by the
acts of its officials. It is for the tax
payers, the residents of the city, to
say who they want, and for them
whom the people have chosen to fill
the positions to the best of their abil
ity.
This is all there's to it It doesn't
make any difference to us in our little
business affairs whether a man is a
Republican or o Democrat, or any
thing else; but it does make a good
deal of difference to us, and it is our
duty to see that the men who are
elected to city offices are possessed of
good sense, and will run our public
business just as any prudent man
would run his private business.
Personal friendship has a good
deal to do with it too. A man will
naturally vote for the man he feels a
liking for, and will naturally oppose
the man that he dislikes. And in
general a man stands by his friends.
It is popularly accepted that "a man
that doesn't stand by his friends is no
man at alL" It is human nature to
help along those we like, and to op
pose those we don't like, and it is this
spirit that generally settles city elec
tions.
Self interest has also considerable
to do with it A man will think
twice before he votes for a candidate
(no matter how good the candidate
may be), who is forever sitting down
on him, saying mean things to him
and about him, and jibing at him and
his friends. He will think twice be
fore he votes for a man who he thinks
may iujure him or be unfriendly to his
interests.
All these things come in, and the
ew thoughts here briefly expressed
are what is generally in the minds
and on the tongues of men for a
month before a city election in As
toria or any other city anywhere.
The coinage of silver continues, and
the country prospers. Two years ago
cays the Reno Oazette, dire predic
tions were made by gold bugs in "Wall
street that unless the white metal
ceased to be a part of our monetary
system, financial ruin and disaster
would result to the nation. But the
coinage goes steadily on, and the
howlers have evidently sought and
found their holes. The east, west
north and south are enjoying unusual
prosperity, and the signs of the times
point to a continuance of the same.
With all the "cussin" it has received,
silver continues to hold its place in
the markets of the world. At the
present time it is firm and steadv.
Gov. OdiEsur of Illinois whose
position as sole arbiter of the fate of
the Chicago anarchists commanded
considerable attention last week, be
gan his career as a carpenter at $1.50
a day. After he had worked for
some time at the bench he made a
strike for the bar. After practicing
law for a while he fought in the Mex
ican war and was one of the Califor
nia gold-diggers of M9. "When he
came back from digging gold he en
tered the political arena, and has been
three times elected governor of Hli
oois. "Never write a letter and never de
stroy one," said Talleyrand. It was
a fool letter that Marple (who was
hanged at Lafayette last Friday)
wrote to the editor of the Benton
Leader that helped as much as any
thing else to hang him. In that letter
he told circumstances of the murder
of Corker that only the murderer or a
confidant of his could know. The
itch for scribbling rarely proves fatal,
but in this case it had that result
The most novel scheme ever adopt
ed for increasing the circulation of a
newspaper is that of a Detroit daily,
which advertises that its publishers
will give S100 to the next of kin to
any person who is killed in a railway
accident in the United States or Can
ada, provided a late copy of the paper
be found on the person of the de
ceased. Col. J. H. "Woodabd, not "wholly
unknown in these parts, returned to
San Francisco last. Monday from an
extended visit to Boston and New
York.
The sales of public lands the past
year amounted to 25,858,058 acres,
which is 3,733,474 acres more than in
1886, and the receipts were $3,247,727
greater. The number of acres re
stored to the public domain was 31,-824,481.
THE SEA SERPENT.
A Desperate Battle with a Monster on
the Louisiana Coast.
Waseikoton, Nov. 7. information has
reached this city that a sea serpent or an
unknown marine monster was shot in the
Gulf of Mexico, but on account of its mi
mense size only the head could be se
cured. The head will soon be in posses
sion of the National Museum, there to be
"sat on" by the scientific sharp3. To
Captain James P. Hare, who is in chnrgo
of the Trinity Show Liphtshin. off the
Louisiana coast, belongs the honor of
securing this prize. He has relatives in
this city, and to them he has written n
very interesting letter describing his en
counter with the monster of the sea. He
says that while his ship was lazily rolling
on the ground swell, one of the seamen
came to him and told him that he had
seen a strange object in the sea. a couple
of cable -lencths from the ship.
The Captain, with the aid of a pair of
powenui glasses, saw, to use uis own
words, "As hideous a creature as ever the
human eye rested upon. The hrst casual
glance convinced mo that, although from
boyhood following the precarious vicissi
tudes of a seaman's life, and having
visited all the prominent waters of the
globe, and naturally seeing many strange
inhabitants of the sea and land. I found
it impossible to name or classify this
monster in view."
Determined to investigate further, the
Captain called for a volunteer crew and a
boat was immediately manned. In ad
dition to harpoons and axes, Uaptam
Hare took his rifle and fifty rounds of
ball cartridges. When they got within
fifteen vards of their prev the boat
stopped and Hare fired. "Simultane
ously with the sharp crack of the rifle
and the thud of the striking bullet,' he
writes, "it suddenly reared its head Inch
and began lashing the water with intense
fury, never have J. seen sucu luryuis
Dlaved bv any creature exhibited. Its
motions were so rapid and furious that it
was impossible for the eye to retain its
form. All that was distinguishable was
a hnce. dark, writhing mass, surrounded
by seething foam, into which the water
was lasnea uy me sincKen auu enmgeu
monster." In a few minutes the Captain
fired another shot, which one only seemed
to still further enrage the beast. By this
time tho blood was spurting from a num
ber of wounds in tho head, and the sur
rounding waters were dyed a deep crim
son. Suddenly it turned, and with dis
tended jaws, which showed its huge,
tusk-liko teeth, commenced to approach
the boat. The crew stood ready for the
attack. Hare realized that it was a fight
to the death, and tho chances were even
if not in their adversary's favor. He
threw out four empty water-breakers,
hoping thereby to distraot its attention
long enough to enable him to strike a
vital part. The ruse worked to a certain
extent. The sea-serpent chewed up the
breakers one after another, and the Cap
tain kept up a constant fusilade, but
without being able to reach a vital spot.
"As it reached the side of the boat," he
writes, "it slowly raised Us hideous head,
erected its neck, and with wide-extended
jaw.s it seized tho side and gunwale of
our boat and crushed it as easily as
though it was made of glass. The crew
rained in blow after blow in rapid suc
cession with their axes and hatchets.
The harpooner thrust his keen weapon to
the hilt in its eyes, while I shot into its
quivering body ball after ball. It was
not long that this strange and curious
battle continued. After a few spasmodic
tremblings tho animal suddenly, with
one convulsive jerk that carried away the
side of the boat, fell with a splash along
side, a huge dead, repulsive mass. As it
slowly settled beneath tho surface of the
water we hastily attached a tow-line and
tried by every effort in our exhausted
condition to secure it for other and more
scientific investigation. Although we
went to ourwork with a will I soon found
that tho strong southerly current, to
gether with tho cumbersome body of the
monster, our almost dismantled boat and
our exhaustion was rapidly setting us fo
leeward and on the shoals, and being
now some distance- from the ship and
night fast setting in, I was most reluc
tantly compelled to order the reptile cut
ndrjf t. But before we did so we severed
its head from its huge body, which we
soon saw dfsappoar in the dark water."
U-aptam Hare says ho cannot form any
idea of the creature's length. At no time
did he see more than forty or fifty foot
exposed, and how much more was sub
merged is only problematical. Its color
was a rusty-black on ton. fading to a
yellowish-white on the under part.
To Be Read Before Dinner.
Chinamen have a habit of storincr
40 or 50 cents in 10-cent pieces in
tlieir ears, to save no doubt, the trou
ble of feelinc in their Dockets for
pmall change. Another curious thing
in connection with the Chinese is
their custom of nuttinir coins of var
ious denominations in the mouths of
the dead. These coins fall into the
hands of the coolies, who scrape the
bones of the disinterred bodies and
through them pass into general circu-
lcuiuij. i is sniu tuai a cou goia slug
was found in the mouth of a Chinese
body disinterred at the Chinese cem-
etary recently' while it is a frequent
occurence to find gold So and $10
piece. m Taking into consideration the
foregoing facts, it is indeed, an un
safe habit to nut monev in otir'r
mouth, especially when it is not
Known whether the Chinaman ever
cleaned his-ear pr whether the deceas
eddied of leprosy, smallpox or some-
imug eise as oau.
Ross' Opera House,
ONE NIGHT ONLY!
Monday, November 14th, 1887
The Charming Emotional Actress,
Maude Granger,
Supported by
R. CERMAINE
CHAS. CHAPPELLE,
And a Strong Dramatic Company in the
ureal x lay, ciuiueu,
A Planter's Wife.
Reserved Seats.,
Family Circle
Gallery -........
-SI 00
CO
Reserved Seats ODen. Sattmtnv. Kmmm.
beri2th, at IOa.m.
m Una $:.. -,
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"I have Ik-en .-i S rin
for over two xeais ;;
Dyspepsia. T..v :':.
year I could not take ,'i '
of cold water or cai :;,..
meat without voiltis; i. .
My lifcwasamiseiy. ! 1: :
had recommended :!:':. . .
Liver Ueguhitor, of wh.. ',,
am now taking tiw i v. i. '.
liottl, and i he la-l i.- i .
words cannot express il
relief I feel. . My :tiii
is very good, ami I digc i
everything thoroughly. 1
sleep wrell now, and u.ed i
he very restless. I am lie.-,
ing up fast: good stmi r
food and Simmons Liv. i
Regulator have done it a1.
I write this in hopes of Ik i. -fiting
Mjine one who Las
Miifered as I did, and would
take oath to these stati
nuMits if desired."
E. S. BaLLOU, fjfntc-s . Xb.
H. ZEIUN & CO., Philadelpha, Pa
Price. S?1.0.
MILLINERY !
Latest Styles : : Lowest Prices
DUKSSJIAKIXC! IX ALL ITS MUNCHES.
MRS. W. J. BARRY,
(Eaton &Carnahan's Former Establishment)
: A i KS A it K I N VITRO TOTALll":
And Examine Good. A Perfect System of
IMtKSS FITTI.VC;.
YOUR CATARRH
Can "too Gixjc-GcLm
THE
CarMc Smoke Ball
IS INFALLIBLE!
Ask Your Druggist For It!
ASTHMA
Relieved in 1 ii e Minutes.
KAY FEVER.
Cure Guarantee! iftal.cn in
time.
DEAFNESS
Cured in Three to Six Months
DIpthcria, Croup, Nch-
nilRia, Headache,
Sore Throat
Speedily Coied.
Invaluable Remedy
r-atented April, 18S6.
SENT BY MATL.
Trice of Treatment. Jijoo
(Smote Ilall. iijur. DebelU
tcr, for Internal Use. Jijx).
CABLOIIC S3I0KE BALL CO.
652 Harkct St, San Prancisco, CaL
2Bcxvarc of Hurtful Imitalions.'uS
WILL
Cut Faslei
AND
EASIER
Than any o'h-
eraxc mane.
Hundreds nl
woodmen tes
tify to its Mine-
riority. It com
neep nd AeTct
Sticks.
CARXAHAN
& CO.,
A Rents Astoria
Price, S1.50.
IsoneorilieKrcatcst blessings lien you
have it under control. If you build yom
lire In one of those Mape lianges or one o
those Acorns or Arcauds at .John A. Mont
gomery's, you w ill find it a pleasure to pre
pare a meal, or if ou got one of iIiom? Heat
ers you ill find them to be clam and eco
nomical and an ornament to your parlor. If
yon intend getting a lange or a heater don't
fall to look at his Mock. You should call in
see hK beautiful Ornamental Coal Vases.
AGENCY-
M.CoteMfcCo.
OF SAX FRAXCISCO.
FlaveFs Wharf and Warehouse,
Astoriu, Oregon.
Cannery Supplies at Lowest Prices.
Storage and Insurance at Current Kates.
Banking Department
Drafts on the leading Cities of the World
JOHN F. McGrOVERN,
Agent.
B. If. Coleman, Accountant,
I, W. CASE,
ODD FELLOWS' BU1XDING.
Does a General Banking Business
Drafts Drawn Available In any part of
Uie World. - --
Ir.A
vvra c JWJJSy
Tdupiex"
AXE.
j.u.i ruiimger
Fire!
Fire!
Oil
BANKER
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- .. ea, uti fc-j El ra .
K er. ff
WHOLES.VLE AXD
Fine Groceries, Provisions and M Feed,
Crockery, Grlass Plated Ware.
o
The Largest and finest assortment of
2Ta?3k Fruits ad "STegsta.lales.
Ileceived fresh
Hie
City
-1LVS-
- TO
ill minimuriiTnr'tuiuuii irATiimwmju u.!i. j.u injtJ j. -jscraagpeo
HP Headauarters
T1IC 1JKST IX
The Winchester Repeating Shot Gun, S25.GO!
A Fine Side Snap Marline Made Twist, Double-barrel Shot Gun, llox Shells and
Tool. $17.50. SiTtitK Jontls, Ammunition and the Famous Swedish Ilczar
Ciiisi.stiiij;nf I C'ASi LOADS of fine ArlMic and Plain
Furniture, Carpels, Oil Cloth, Madras-Silk
LACE AND POilT IERE CU11TAINS,
Dado Shades, &c, Has Arrived.
These xoods weie purchased direct
b fore the recent advance in freight, the
our customers.
Call and See Us.
The New Model Range
CAN HE HAD IX
Agent. Call and Examine It ; You Vi"l be rieiued. E. J. Hawcs Is alo Agent for the
Buck Patent Cooking Stove,
AXD OTIIKU FIRST CLASS STOVES.
Furnace Work. Steam Fittings, Etc., a Specialty. A Full Stock on Hand
m
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THE
iw Toft Novelty
STORE,
Headquarters Tor School Rooks. A Complete
Line of the
Official Text Books.
O
Prices Guaranteed Satisfactory.
The New York Novelty Store.
i
School Supplies'
i
IJETAIL DEALER IX
even Steamer.
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f3R W W
JUlJS.$ilSlg. fc-gg
GB.2FFSST & ESSS.
I.G. PEIABTH ISlllBiilili
for Ammunition. ?
TIIK WOULD.
fiom Eastern Manufacturers and shipped
In'nefits thereof we propose to share with
CHAS. KEiLBORN.
ASTOKIA, OXLY 01'
ilson & Fisher
Ship Chandlers,
HEAVY AND SHELF
FARM IMPLEMENTS,
Paints, Oils, and Varnish.
. LOGGERS' SUPPLIES.
PROVISIONS
MILL FEED
AGENTS FOR
SALEM PATENT ROLLER MILLS
Portland RoUer Mills,
FAIRBANKS' SCALES.
ASTORIA, OREGON.
WE HAVE JUST DECEIVED DIRECT FROIT EASTERN MANUFACTURERS
A LARGE LOT OF
Gents', Ladies' and CMlta's Hosiery aii Merer.
Also a fnll line of
German Yarns. Saxony Yarns.
Victoria Zephyrs. Embroidery Silks.
Knitting Silks, in all Colors and Shades.
Sole agent in Astoria for thfc Celebrated Drial A' CVs Frt-nch SIioc-s. and Jjnird.
Scliober & Mitchell's Fine Shoes.
THE EMPIRE STORE
W. T. PARKER, Manager.
H. B. FiLR
DEALER IK
Hay, Oats, ail Straw, Lime, Brici Cement, Sai and Plaster
Wood Delirered to Order. Praying, Teandnjr and Express lluslncss.
' "S - Lll!L' 'rfT. tt---' V'-y-T.-Jtl'S-J J-
TEK apply to the Captain, or to
Frank I. Farher.
FM GROCERIES AID PIffiMS
Promptly Delivered
AT LOWEST PRICES IN ANY PART OF THE CiTY.
Fruits and Vegetables
In Season. Everything Warranted as Represented. Coiner Chennuius ami
Eenton Streets.
INSURANCE.
CAPITAL STOCK, $500,000
COLUMBIA
E
INSURANCE CO.
FRANK DEKUM ..President
W. 11. SMITH Vice-President
JOHN A. CHILD Secretary
No. 1G0 Second St, Portland, Or.
I.W. Case, Agent, Astoria, Or.
CAPITAL STOCK - - S500,000
THE NORTHWEST
JPre c3 M:a,r33.
INSURANCE CO.
F. E. Reach -.President
J. McCrakeiu ....Vice President
J. Loenenberg... Treasurer
11. I. Earliart ..Sec'y and Manager
DIIiECTOUS.
J.fxiewenberg .T. lv. Gill, II. L Pittock,
F.K.Arnold, F.M.Warren. J. MiCraken,
F. E. Reach, D.D.Oliphant, F. Eggett
No. 33 "Washington street, Portland, Or.
R. L. BOYLE, Agent. Astoria, Oregon.
Oliice at I. X. L. Packing Co,
DepsM in (tap, $300,000
ASSETS,
S 5 5. SOI, 2 3 3.
Royal. Nonvich-Union and Lancashire Com
biuation Joint Policy.
Union of San Francisco.
Gerniania of New York.
SUxte Investment of California.
Anglo-Xcvad.1 Assurance Corporation.
31 VUIXR INSURANCE ToVeRED UY OUii
OPEN POLICIES.
Elmore, Sanborn & Co.
Agents.
Elmore, Sanborn & Go.
COMMISSION MERCHANTS,
Fire Insurance
AGENTS.
Representing the Largest and Most Relia
ble tire Insurance Companies.
All Business promptlyland accurately tran
acted. FJavebWharf. -
Astoria Oregon.
$67,000,000 Capital
Liverpool & London & Globe. North British
anu Mercantile or ix)iuion ana luiinourgii.
Hartford of Connecticut. Commercial of
California Agricultural, of Wntertown, New
York, London & Lancashire of Liverpool,
Eng.. Fire Insurance Companies, Represent
in a capital of 07.000,000.
B. VAX DUSEX. Agent.
H. BKSTROM.
WATCHMAKER.
WATCHES, CLOCKS AND JEWELRY AT
Lowest Prices
"Watch and Clock Repairing a Specialty.
snor
On the Roadway, next to Aug, Danielson's
Boat Building.
MANY YEARS EXPERIENCE IN
huildins boats on the Columbia river
and hundreds of fine boats of my build
make my guaranteet for good work. Head
quarters at the old Astoria Iron "Works
building, "Will build boats at any point on
the Columbia rivpr tvharn mv con-lniu miir
be required.
FEE
Ai
lAPi
WM, HOWE.
ij.-ii"v. nr.r,r-:-rvT;
STEA3JKI:
CLABi PARKER
Eben P. Parker,Master.
For TOWING, FREIGHT orCIlAR
II. B. P.UIKE11.
nana 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, Quali
ty and Prices.
Mill and Office cor. Polk and Coucondy
streets. Astoria, Oregon.
Astoria Iron ff oris.
Concomly St., Foot of Jackson, Astoria. Or
General
MachiDists Bui Boiler Maters.
Land and Marine Engines
BOILER WORK.
Steamboat Work and Cannery Work
V SIVECrALTV,
Castings of all Descriptions Made
to Order at Short Notice.
President.
.Secretary
............Treasurer.
..Superintendent.
J. G. HUSTLKlt,
I. W. CASK
Jonir Fox. ..
Magnus C. Crosby
Dealer in
HARDWARE, IRON, STIEL.
Iron Pipe and Fittings,
STOVES, TINWARE
AND
HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS
SHEET LEAD STRIP LEAD
SHEET IRON,
Tin asd Copper.
E. T. LONG.
Fresh Fruit, Fine Cigars,
CONFECTIONERIES. '
Fresh Milk received daily. A full line of
CHOICE GOODS.
Opposite Spcxartlt's Gnn Store.
BOOTS & SHOES
P.J.GOODMAN.
Genuine English Porpoise
Shoes for Gents. Ladles' Flexible Shoes In
FRENCH. KANGAROO & DONGOLA KID.
Boys' and Youths'
Shoes of all kinds, Misses', Children's and
Infants' Heels and Spring neels.
We Deal In Boots and Shoes Only
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