C3 Tat $& gotfjm. ASTORIA, OEEGON: FKIDA.Y. .DECEMP.EKlt.16S7 ISSUED EVERY MORNING (Monday excepted.) J. P. HALLORAN & COMPANY, Publishers and Proprietors, ASTOKiAj.' Bctcdixg, - - CassStrket. TcrmK ofSabseriptlon. Served by Carrier, per week 15 cts Stf nt by Mall, per month oo cts " " one year. $7.00 Free of postaj; to subscribers. Tuk Astouiax guarantees to Its adver tisers the largest circulation of any new pa per published on the Columbia river. Griffin & Reed are at tlie front with a fine display of holiday goods. The Willamette, Idaho, and On yon expect to cross out to-day. Steelhead salmon are still being caught in plenty on Lewis river. At Miss Nora Kappleyea's fancy .Bazar, ladies will nnd a good assort ment of novelties. More grain has thus far been shipped this season from the Columbia river than from San Francisco. The Democratic nominating con vention will meet at Ross' opera house at half-past seven this evening. James Small, aged 17, a sailor on board the Chittayong, died yesterday morning of typhoid-pneumonia. During the recent storm the bridge across Ohanna creek, near S. K. Stanley's place, was carried away. The telegraph line is still out of order, but Mr. Henderson thinks that this afternoon it will be in working shape again. The weather still continues to bo of a character that would tend to dis courage an agent for windmills for ir rigating purposes. The British ship Thessalus, 1,782, six days from San Francisco, and the barkentine Katie Flickinger, arrived in yesterday. The Qeo. W. Elder crossed out. Travelers and others speak in high praise of CapL Coulson, of the night boat for display of skill and nerve in handling his boat at all hours during the recent stormy weather. In the police court yesterday three Mongolians, captured by officer Ruck er and charged with smoking opium, forfeited $10 bail each, and two oth ers in the same fix forfeited S5 each. The San Francisco police commis sioners have re-elected Patrick Crow ley chief of police for a two-3'ear term. Thisjs the fifth consecutive term that chief Crowley has served in that ci ty. Parties from Knappa report con siderable damage done by the late storm in that vicinity. A boom bo longing to Mr. A. Knapp, containing 400 M. feet, broke, but, fortunately, moat of the logs can bo recovered. Owing to heavy rains along the line of the California & Oregon the pro posed celebration and driving of the last spike have been indefinitely post poned. It has been left to the offi cials of the Southern Pacifio to fix the date. The Grace Roberts, that was wreoked on Shoalwator bay a few days since, was built at Benicia eight years ago, and her carrying capacity waB 300 tons. Her owner valued her at $20,000, apparently a very high figure. A postoffice employe says that the gummed surface of a postage stamp should never be placed on the tongue. Moisten the other side of the stamp and the corner of the envelope, or the latter only, and the stamp will stick for all it is worth. Christmas presents will soon be a matter of discussion and of purchase. The custom f bestowing presents at Christmastime is a gracious and com mendable one, and will continue as long as human friendship and kindly feeling animate the hearts of men and women. On the outside page D. L. Beck & Sons make a few remarks appropriate to the occasion. They have a big stock of fine goods at low figures and invite attention thereto. They follow the advice of A. T. Stewart, the great New York merchant, "Have a good thing to sell and advertise it well, nnd success is yours." These short, dark afternoons will get no shorter. Beginning next Wednesday they will lengthen, and by the end of the month the sun will be setting nine minutes later than at present; but it will be rising twelve minutes later, so that as to the length of daylight it will be about a stand off for a month yet. Politics and probable candidacies form the present chief topio of con versation on the streets. One thing should remembered by candidate makers in both ccrventions; a good "many people are doing their own thinking, and will vote for the can didate they think best regardless of what is said on the surface. The election of officers last Wednes day night in Clatsop Lodge, No. 113, IT. O. of H., resulted in the selection of the following efficers: A. A. Cleve land, president, re-elected; Eugene D. Brooke vice-president; H. A. Smith, secretary, re-elected; W. C. A. Pohl, treasurer: Ella C. Brock, chaplain, re elected; Daniel Cronk, conductor, re elected; M. Olsen, inner guardian; W. J. Barry, outside guardian. The Oregonian hears that the! freshet in the Cowlitz river caused by the late storm has swept out every boom, and turned S250,U00 worth of logs loose into the Columbia. Half a dozen steamboats are at work trying to secure the logs before they get out to sea. The loss is likely to bo seri ous. Weidler & Ordtvay's dam on Abernethy creek is reported broken and a lot of logs escaped down the creek. Tuesday night's blow carried away the flsg staff, rain gauge, and wind gauge from the top of the Pvthian building. Sergt. Griffin ha3 replaced the gauges as he needs them in his bu3ine3s, but the banners no longer wavo upon the ramparts of Pythian Castle. So soon as the flag staff is repaired we will again be treated to the sight of groups of excited Mon golians chattering and pointing to the caricature of the flag of Chiua which occasionally waves in notifi cation of stress of weather. Some Rains to the North of V. An impression prevails that it has been raining hard in Oregon for the past four days. This is a mistake. We imagine the rainfall has been heavy. Now if a man really wants to see tlie eilects of a beavv rain, he should take a trip to Tacoma. The train over the switchback which should have reached Portland at mid night Tuesday, arrived here at 3:30 yesterday afternoon. It came through snow from four to five feet deep on the summit of the Cascades. The fall was not heavy but tho nnow had drifted badly. Then tho sleeping car broke down. Tho train left Tacoma at half past two yesterday morning and encountered a laud slide about a mile this side which took several hours to clear. Then the false work of the bridge over the Nesqually near Yelm was carried out and occasioned more delay. The river was out of its banks and flow ing at the rate of about eight miles an hour. It rose six feet Tuesday night. All the streams between tho Sound and tho Columbia river were roaring torrents. Cattle driven to higher ground by tho floods wero seen standing in groups, evidently suffering from tho elements. Orego nian, 8. They Parted Friend. Yesterday afternoon Captain Pen- held presented Hillory Butler with a bill of $50.50 for gas burned in his room during his absence in Califor nia. Hot words ensued, and after quite a fracas, the two old settlers made "up friends and agreed to com promise. "If you will name a fignte that is fair and equitable," said But ler, "I will pay it without a murmur." "How does a dollar and a halt strike you?" asked tho captain. "Call it two dollars," said Butler, "and let me burn it the balance of the mouth." "That's a whack," replied the gas col lector. Tho bill was paid and tho men parted fast' friends. Seattle Post-Intelligencer, 4. Considerable Damage Done. KtfArpA, Dec. 8, '87. Tuesday night a boom of 450,000 feet of logs, in the mouth of Bear creek, belonging to A. Knapp, got away. Eighty logs were lost by Smith & Marsh on Gnat creek, and it is reported ihat the Northwest Tim ber Co.'a uam on the creek has bro ken again. Weidler s boom near Oak Point broke and: the night boat was hindered by the floating logs. The heavy boom at tho mouth of the EIo comen is also reported broken. InvcfttiKatius: tlip -Telephone" Disaster. Yesterday afternoon steamboat in spectors Ferguson and McDermott investigated the cause of the burning of tho Teleplionc to determine where the blame laid, if any. It is under stood that they exonerated the man agement of the boat from all blame. News, 8. Our Christmas Cards And Novelties arc beyond comparison to former years. Call and sec them. Griffin & Kkf.h. Acknowledged by All That we have the finest stock of Holiday Goods and Novelties in the city. GuirriN"& Rkki). Call and Make Tour Selections while our stock is complete; wc will keep them until called for. Griffin &Jii:r. i . A Surprise to All. Our immense stock of Plush aud Leather Goods, Brass Novelties, etc. Griffin & Reed. Go to Thompson & Ito.ss, For Atmorc's celebrated Mince ileat in glass jars, and the New England Con densed Meat in 1-lb. pkgs., Spies each. For Plum Pudding, comb and strained Honey, and pure JIaple Syrup. For the elegant Dew Drop Corn, Dew Drop Pumpkin, and Dew Drop Pine Apple, which have no equal. For Boston Urown .Bread, Roast Tur key, and Chicken, and For fine Jams, Jellies, Apple flutter, etc., etc. Home 3Iat1c Cautly, Guaranteed pure: at the Oregon Bakery Any case of Croup can be easilv treat ed and cured by using "Tlie Child's Couuli Syrup." Full directions -with eacli package, which can only be pur chased at Demcnts drug store. House to IScnt. .iVDovo me nespitai: lor particulars ap ply at. this orace. 3Icals Cooked to Order. Private rooms for ladies and families at Central Restaurant, next to Foard & Stokes'. This Is a Fact. In P. J. Goodman's $3 seamless calf shoe purchasers will find the best value lor their money on the coast. What is better than a glass of liquor? A cup oi delicious conee at if acre s. Tho best Fabre's. oysters in any style at TEBBITOBIAL FISHERY L1WS. Daring tho past season an effort was made to enforce the laws of the territory, which provide for n close season for salmon in tho Columbia river. Learning that the laws wero being generally neg lected, I zaado two visits to the river counties and personally co-operated with the sheriffs there to enforce a cessation of illegal fishing. This was finally ac complished, more, perhaps, by common consent than from fear of the laws, which were considered to be difficult of enforce ment owing to alleged technnical defects. The salmon fisheries of the Columbia and other Washington territorv rivers will yield from two to threo million dol lars per annum, according to the season, for an indefinite time, if prudently and economically managed. As at present managed, however, tho industry will bo destroyed within tho next five years. I suggest that the matter is of such im portance that it would justify the ap pointment of a special committee to con sider it. A committee of tho Oregon legislature was appointed at the last ses sion of that body and given power to in cur traveling expenses and instructed to report upon the whole fisherv Question. As the two commonwealths are jointly interested in tho protection of tho Co lumbia river fisheries, I ventured to re quest of the chairman of that committee the benefit of its researches. He was kind enough to intimate that this would be done, aud I fully expect that at somo time during your session I will be able to submit a copy of the report. I took par ticular pains when I was on the river, Shoalwator bay and Gray's Harbor to re quest fishermen of all classes and capital ists connected with the fishing industry to make known their views to vour hon orable body in order that, being fully advised, you might be able to fram6 n law that would be just to them all. I trust thnt they will evail themselves of the invitation. I bugeest that tho effi ciency of the laws in regard to fisheries would bo increased if they provided for actions in rem, or against tho "gear" used in violating tho law. Amongst tho great variety of opinions in regard to tho matter I came to the conclusion that alternate periods of open and close sea sous of say seven or ten days would auord tho fish a chance to ascend to tho spawning grounds. Such a law could bo made to apply to all streams aliko and would protect n portion of each run of lish. Tho penalty for violating tho law should have a low minimum, as it is difficult to obtain convictions where the discretion of tho court is limited in the direction of lenity. Tho maximum, how over, should bo high, so that offenders could be adequately punished whero tho offense is repeated. uov. Scmnlc's Mes sage to the Washington Territory Leg islature THE CLVCKAMAS HATCHKKT. In a letter to Senator Dolph, which we print to-day, State Senator Barin answers completely tho criticisms made recently by Gov. Pennoyer upon the Clackamas salmon hatchery and its location. Upan comparison of testimony tho governor is overwhelmed. Tho judgment of Prof. Livingston Stone, well known as nu ox pert, supported by that of many practical fishermen, located the hatchery on the Clackamas river. Tho weight of evidence is still in favor of that location. None other has been proposed that, according to the best judgment to bo had, is com parable with it. To defeat tho appeal in behalf of this establishment is to defeat the whole scheme of government aid, and this is tho only possiblo effect of tho governors letter, which to say the least was untimely and indiscreet. Mr. Barin. tho author of the leM.nr printed to-day, is tho chairman of tho joint committee appointed by the legis lature to investigate tho fishery interests and report with recommendations at tho next session, one year from now. Tho letter to Senator Dolph affords in ad vance some hints as to what the forth coming report will be, with reference, es pecially to tho methods of taking salmon. Mr. Barin savs: ''After a thorough ex amination of the fishwheels and tran? last July by the committee, and the statu fish commission, also Maj. Jones, U. S. engineer, who was along by invitation, it was the opinion of tho entire party tlii.i with proper restrictions and regulations trap and wheel fishing could be m;.do even less hurtful to tho salmon intend of tho stato than tho gill-net fishing, which covers the Columbia from Astoria to tho ocean with a net-work that makes it almost n miracle for a salmon fit for propagating purposes to escape." This is quite sufficient to indicate that tho committee will not urge a law to pro hibit fishing by means of wheels aud trap- Oregonian S. Three Favorites Have the following to say jot Wis dom's Robertine, tho great bcautifier and preserver of tho complexien: Portland, Or., Juno 4, 18S7. ToMr."V. M. Wisdom-Dear Sir: I have tried your Bobertine. It is excellent, and I shall be pleased to recommend it to all my lad friends, i'elieve me, yonrs truly, IIuea. Pobtlaxd. Dec. 1885. To Mr. W. M. Wisdem: The "Bobor tino you so kindly sent me is excellent. It is tho finest preparation I have ovGr used, and is a decided acquisition to every lady's toilet. Yours truly, Jeaxnte "Wecston. I-obtland, Or., April G, 1887. Dear Mr. "Wisdem: I have tried your "Bobertino," and it gives me much pleasure to say that it is excellent for tho complexion, being one of the best articles of tho kind I have ever used. Be hove me, yours sincerely, Z. Thebelu. For sale by W. E. Dement & Co. druggists, Astoria, Oregon Not Seriously Damaged. Yaqcea Cnrr, Dec. 7. The gale broke this afternoon and the sea has gone down so rapidly that it is proba ble tho Yaquina City can bo hauled off to-morrow. Tho ship is resting easily and has made no water at all. Tho damage to her upper works by the heavy sea has been very small, and unless further gales prevail, she will be in berth to load and sail for San Francisco on schedule time. Personal. Mr. N. II. Frolichstein, of Mobile, A writes: T take great pleasure in recn mending Dr. King's New Discovery : Ala, recom mending Dr. King s New Discovery for uonsumpuon, naving used it lor a se vere attack of Bronchitis and Catarrh. It gave me instant relief and entirely cured me and 1 have not been afflicted since. I also beg to state that I had tried other remedies with no good re sult Have also used Electric Bitters and Dr. King's New Life Pills, both of which 1 can recommend. Dr. King's New Discovery for Con sumption, Coughs and Colds, is sold on a positive guarantee. Trial bottles free at W. E. Dement & Co.'s Drug store. Telephone X.o4ging House. Best Beds in town. Rooms per night GO and 25 cts., per week Sl.50. New and clean. Private entrance. PERSONAL MENTION. J. G. Megler and wife aro registered at the Occident. A. E. King and Eev. G. C. Hall came up from Hwnco yesterday after noon. Jas. Thompson left last evening on a four months' "visit to Vincennes, Indiana. Henr Sherman went to Portland last evening to get somo cutters, etc., for his livery stauie. Chas. Davis, late at Tillnmook rock light, goes to Point Robinson; J. B. Hunt, of Tatoosh, take3 his place. D. A. Pease, of Skipanon, was in the city yesterday. Hearing of Mr. and Mrs" Bergman's silver wedding the day before, he remarked that in '93 he and his wife, if alive, would cel ebrate their golden wedding, an event which they both bid fair to see. A Deserved Compliment. Concerning women and apples there comes to the Pittsburg Post. along the north 1'acinc coast, an item of information. This has no refer ence to Eve. Ono of tho peculiarities of Oregon is the "dry rain." It is known as the "dry" rain because, however it may drizzle, it does not seem to saturate the air and depress the spirits by impeding tho natural evaporation and healthy action of the skin. Doubtless this peculiarity of climate is largely responsible for the remarkably beautiful complexions of Oregon nnd "Washington women, though something may be duo to the fact that as children they live almost entirely upon fruit It is said that neither in" the east nor in any part of Europe can the apples comparo with those of Oregon. They havo a rich ness nnd delicacy of flavor which must persuade auy one that if ap ples were only less abundant they would be considered superior in taste and fragrance to those tropical and semi-tropical fruits which aro moro highly valued because of their scarci ty in onr latitude. In most parts of tho east an apple is an apple, and few people know or care about tho names of different kinds; but an Ore gonian would no more eat certain kinds of apples than ho would a raw pumpkin. I5ii.ine.s.s N J5o.slne. "It was the last request of the de ceased," said a Kansas City minister in the course of the funeral sermon of ono of that city's most active real estate boomers, "that immediately af ter the services at tho grave, an auc tion sale of lots, in his Prospect Park addition, be held, and for that pur pose Colonel Inflater, the well-kuown real estate auctioneer, will be present to conduct the sales. A strange re quest, you will say, my friends, and a queer place for such a sale in a cem etery. My own idea,'' said the minis ter, as he propped up the back cover of the Biblo with the hymn book, "was to have the procession go around by Prospect Park with a brass band and hold the auction right on tho lots before going to the cemetery at all; then buyers could see just what they were getting. But, then, no two men ever conducted a real estate boom exactly alike, and the dying wish of the brother shall bo complied with. Sing tho 27Hth hvran i --the 275th: 4Away, vain earthly! things. Wonderful Cures, W. I), llnyt & Co.. Wholesale and iioLiil DruggiMs of Koine. Ga.. sav: avo have been M-liiiig Dr. King's Ne'w Discovery. Electric Hitters and Buek len's Arnica Salve lor four years. Have never handled remedies that sell as well, or give sueli universal satisfaction. There have been some wonderful cures effected by these medicines in this city. Several cases of pronounced Consump tion have been entirely cured by use of a few bottles of Dr. King's New Discov ery, taken in connection with Electric Bitters. We guarantee them alwavs. Sold by W. E. Dement & Co. lor Dyspepsia and Liver Complaint, you have a printed gi:amntecon every bottle of Shiloh's Vitalizer. it never fails to cure. Sold by W. E. Dement Why will you cougii when Shiloh's Cure will give immediate relief. Price 10 cts 50 cts and $1. Sold by W. E. De ment. All the patent medicines advertised in this paper, together with the choicest perfumery, and toilet articles, etc-c-m be bought at the lowest prices, at.l. W. Gum's drui: store, opposite Oe'iuent hotel, Astoria. .Private Ztooms. At Frank Fabre's for suppers, par ties, etc. The best cooked to order. For the very best pictures go to II. S. Ten cents for a cup of Fabre's nice coffee. Are j on made miserable by Indiges tion, Constipation. Dizziness, Loss of Appetiie, Yellow Skin ? Slnoh's Yital izcr is a positive cure. For sale bv W. E. Dement & Co. Street Apple Cider At the Astoria Soda "Works. (nmhriuus Beer And Free Lnnrh at tlie Telephone Sa loon. . cents. The Rev. Geo. J I. Thayer, of Uour bon, lnd., says: "Roth mjelf and wife owe our lives toSnii.oifs Consumption Cuuk." Sold by W. E. Dement, A Sunny Room With the comforts of a home, library, etc. Apply at llolden House. Shiloh's Catarrh Remedy a posi tive euro for Catarrh, Diptheria and Canker Mouth. Sold by W.E. Dement Oysters In Every Style At the Central Restaurant next to Foard & Stokes'. Every mother is interested in know ing that a special preparation for chil dren, called --The Child's Cough Syrup" is now for sale onlj- at Dement's drug store. Try Fabre's celebrated pan roast The finest and nicest steak to be in town at Fabre's. bad For the best photographs and tintypes ) to Crow's Gallery. . , go AK :iMENSE Ladies', Misses -7 p slid uiiiiflren Si 5tjgjgjjj;;::: jfrfMip' fH3S& HS:rHHI:Et:::::::i: S&f . H. COOPER The Leading House of Astoria. When do all close buyers buy their clothes? At tho Beliable Herman Wise. Where can you Ret the most for your money? Herman Wise, The Iteliable Cletitiei: axd Hattee. keeps the best assorted stock? Herman Wise, Occident liailding. A fine stock to select from. The ) best attention paid te customers J and the very BOTTOM PRICES ) HERMAN WISE The Reliable Occident Hotel liuildinir. Opposite Star Market. CloMer ail Hatter DEPART ... '' UPWARDS OF 400 Garments to Select From. THE I- AT? AND MOST Fashionab le Styles Both in Cut and Material. Manufactured by SPRINGER BROS., BOSTON, MASS. Every Garment Guaranteed in Fit and Workmanship. STOCK -AND- LOWEST PRICES, The Railroad 80 IS CHRISTMAS ! But We Can't Wait for Either, Bill must buy our Family Snpplies Tight along just the same, and the RUSH Is still to D. L. Beck & Sons', for that is where you can buy the best goods, get honest weights and the best value for your money. To those accustomed to deal with us it is not necessary to say these things. To all others we say we don't brag, but come and try us and be con vinced. We carry in stock a full line of FANCY AND STAPLE Groceries and Provisions, a large stock of China, Porce lain, Crystal, Crockery, Agate, Wooden and other wares. Silver-plated and other knives, forks and spoons. The best stock of all kinds of Lamps ever shown in Astoria. Cigars, -tobaccos, etc., in unequalled stock andat unequalled prices. Coal oil and patent oil cans, paints, linseed oil and turpentine. All kinds of Cannery supplies, nails, cor dage, etc. Lunch, market and clothes baskets, brooms, whisps and hearth brushes, dust-pans and brushes; wheats, oats, rolled barley, shorts and bran. BUT WE MUST STOP I For if we mention all the articles we have in stock we shall fill up the whole paper. Try our genuine N. O. Mo lasses in gallon cans at only 75 cents, and our new Yeast Powder, guaranteed equal to the best, and only half price. CHRISTMAS GOODS Now being selected in the East. Wait until you see them before buying elsewhere, or you may regret it. "What's that you say ?" "Haven't you been bragging any ?" No; not a bit of it, and if you want the proof, just all ;at D. I. Beck & Sons9. I s Comings sAt. -"