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THURSDAY DECEMBEK 13, 15S7
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per published on the Columbia river.
History repeats itself.
Several elections in 8S.
Xo more elections in '87.
Sun rises, 7:34: sun sets, 4:17.
Biglay for the "I-told-you-sos."
Wliat a great tcaclier Experience is!
Some things can be done as well as
The State arrived
in at 830 a. 3r.
There were some few illegal votes
The Democrats get the mayor, as
sessor, harbor master, and one coun
cilman. No finer election day ever daivned
in Astoria. The weather wa3 simply
In December, 18S5, 77G votes were
cast for mayor; yesterday 070 wore
cast, nearly 200 more.
In December, 18S3, there were 4S0
votes polled in the first ward; yester
day, G12, a remarkable increase.
According to current report one of
yesterday's defeated candidates was
married in Portland last evening.
The Astoriax is authentically in
formed that the railroad people are
expected hero in about two weeks.
Three runaways, two dog fights,
and a knockdown yesterday, and still
some folks complained that there was
The last rail on the railroad con
necting the Columbia river with Cal
ifornia was laid last Tuesday, the
The Republicans get the chief of
police, auditor and police judge,
treasurer, street superintendent, sur
veyor and one councilman.
Active work on the Ft Stevens
jetty has ceased. If the barges are
depended on to furnish stone for that
work it will be 2,011, A. D., before the
work is completed.
San Francisco salmon quotatiens:
Columbia river, S1.70L75; Alaska,
S1.50L55; other outside fish, S1.40
L45 per dozen, delivered. Barrel
salmon is quoted at $10.7u(511.00:
half barrels, 6.00.
In the TJ. S. district court Capt
Chatterton, of the steamer Tressa
May, at Yaquina, has been con
demned to pay a fine of S1,000, for
carrying on his vessel more passen
gers than the law allows.
On the State of California yester
day E. C. Holden received a consign
ment of nine cases of Christmas
goods which he is instructed to sell
at discretion. The first auction sale
will be next Saturday evening.
After the arrival of the steamer
Canby to-day say at 1 o'clock r. m.
E. C. Holden will sell at auction by
order of Lieut. Eastman, command
ing post, a sundry lot of government
property. Sale at his auction rooms.
The train arrived from San Fran
cisco yesterday, and is being con
structed at C. H. Cooper's to carry
cash to and from the rasbier's desk
along the counters. It will be com
pleted and in operation next Monday.
Let the complimentary truth be
widely knewn: that there is no day of
the year quieter and more orderly in
Astoria than election day, and proba
bly no city in the Union where a
quieter and more orderly election is
The British bark liirmah, 812, 31
days from Honolulu, and the British
ship City of Glasgow, 1,1GS, 135 days
from Hull, arrived in yesterday. The
Olive S. Southard, Brynhilda sail
Australia sailed. The remainder of
the outward fleet will cross out to-day.
It is so long ago that the British
seip Director was libelled that a good
many had nearly forgotten it In the
U. S. district court au order has been
made that the clerk of the court pay
Balfour, Guthrie & Co., the libellants,
$24,032.76 out of the proceeds of the
sale of her wheat cargo.
The happiest face we saw yesterday
was that of a six-year-old boy with a
great big, nice, purple, rubber squeak
balloon. He didn't care whether
flour was ten cents an ounce or ten
cents a ton, and was tickltd greatly
over the success, as a squeak, of the
rubber business that he was jamming
in his pudgy little hands.
.This "runaway horse'' business is
getting altogether too common.
Scarcely a day passes without a horse
running a muck through the streets,
spilling everything out of the wagon
he carries, frightening women and
children, and narrowly escaping in
flicting serious injury to life and
property. Cars is needed, for if un
checked, there will some day be seri
ous damage. Sec. 2 of ordinance No.
195 has something to say about this
LATEST HEWS BY TELEGEAPH.
Special Dispatches to "The Astorian."
Sax Fhaxcisoo, Dec. 14. Martin
Credict, arrested some time ago on a
charge of smuggling opium, was re
leased yesterday on $15,000 cash bail.
A SACRAMENTO FIRE.
Sacramento, Dec. 11. The Union
brewery property was burned early
thh meruinc: loss, over $15,000; in
sured for SG,000.
A CRITICATi CONT'ITION.
Vienna, Dec. 14. Dispatches re
ceived here report the condition of
the German crown prince's throat
to have suddenly become worse and
that a special medical consultation
has been called at San Itemo.
TIIEIE IiAST CHANCE.
Dl'ulix, Dec 1JL At a convention
of landlords here to-day, French, the
agent of Lord Lansdowne, advocated
that the estates make advances to the
landlords to enable them to pay the
mortgages, and accepting the accru
ing rentals as security. Everard fa
vored the proposal, and said this was
the laudlords' last chance.
WAsnixoTox, Dec. 14. Senator
Mitchell introduced a bill in the sen
ate yesterday authorizing the secre
tary of the treasury to establish life
saving stations at the following places:
One near or at the mouth of the
Umpqna river, Oregon; one between
McKeuzie head and Peterson's point,
near Loomis place, at Gray's harbor,
A DESERVED SEXTirXCE.
SaxFeaxcisco, Dec 14. Wong Ah
Hung, the Chinaman who was con
victed in the United States district
court yesterday for importing women
for immoral purposes, was sentenced
by Judge Hoffman to-day to ten years
imprisonment in San Qneutin, and a
fine of two thousand dollars.
RELIEVED TO RE LOST.
Sax Francisco, Dec. 14. Xothiug
has been heard from the steamer
Romero Rub to, lost in the Gulf of
California. Great excilemeut pre
vails at Guaymas. It is generally be
lieved that the steamer has gone down
with all on board.
The steamer Corriyan, belonging
to the French raining company at
Santa llosalie, Lower California, has
gone in search.
TO TEXSIOX MRS. EOGAX.
Washington. Dec 11. A bill to
grant Mrs. John A. Logan a pensiou
of two thousand dollars per annum,
was introduced by senator Cullom in
the senate yesterday. A similar bill
will shortly bo introduced in the
house. It is very probable that the
effort will succeed this time.
TOR SMUGGLING OPIUM.
Portland, Dec. 14. Mrs. Miner
pleaded guilty to day in the U. S.
court to the charge of smuggling
opium, and the court fined her one
hundred and fifty dollars, and sen
tenced her to the county jail for ono
day. The fine was immediately paid
aud the woman will be discharged to
Mr. J. E. Higgins was on the street
yesterday, and may be considered as
A huge assortment of Candies and
Christmas Tree Toys at tlie Oregon
Bakery, Main street. Home made Taf
fy and drops of all kinds' 1'rcsh Eery
Day. and guaranteed to be made ot fut
quality sugar, and unadulterated.
Fine iroccriu. Fine Groceries.
Give Thompson & Boss a call and ex
amine the many novelties they have in
btock for holiday trade, and for those
who appreciate a fine article.
Boston Market Tomato Ketchup in
glass pitchers. Celery Sauce. Con
densed Mince Meat. Plum Puddings,
and other good things loo numerous to
mention at Thompson & Boss'.
That Beautiful French Doll at
(rilliu & ItccL.s,
Will be awarded Thursday evening,
Dec. 11. Under the supervision of a
committee of four ladies, the 100 num
bers were put in a box and shaken up,
aud a child blindfolded, drew one num
ber at random from the box, put it in an
envelope and sealed it up; the sealed
number is the JuckV one and no one
knows what it is: all the other numbers
were immediately burned without ex
amination. On the evening of the
drawing, the envelope will be opened
and the holder of the number corre
sponding to that in the envelope will be
awarded the Doll, at Griffln fc Heed's.
Remember That iVovr
Is the time to subscribe for periodicals,
and that the Xew York Xovelty Store
receives subscriptions for all foreign
and domestic newspapers and maga
zines at publisher's prices.
A competent girl wanted to do house
work m a small family: no other need
apply. Apply at 1 his office.
Renew Your Subscriptions
For next year. Subscriptions received
for any Periodical or Magazine pub-
IlslieU. UKIKKI.V tc KKED
Hare You Seen
The display of Xrnas canK Plush
goods &c, at the .New York Xovelty
A fine assortment of Lace goods at
Mrs. G. B. McEwnirs.
IHarics for 1888.
A fu'l stock containing the Pacific
Coast informatien: all styles and prices
at . Guiffix & Heed's
The New Yoric ovcllj- Store
Will make special prices to all Sunday
School, Church or Charitable entertain
ments. Acknowledged by All
That we have the fineststock of Holiday
Goods and Xoyelties in the city.
Griffin- & Reed.
Oysters In Erer' Style
At the Central Restaurant, next to
Foard & Stokes'.
Home Illade Candy,
Guaranteed pure: at the Oregon Bakery
H0N0BS AEE EASY.
Ee3ult of Yesterday's Election.
C. II. Page Elected Mayer: TT. J. Barry Chief
of Pelice: T.&Jeirett Auditor and Police
Judge: J. G. Hastier City Treuarer: '.
Clinton Street Snpt.: J.P. DIcklnxon City
Assesser: Geo, Xoland Atteraey: G. F.
Parker Snrreyer: II. A. Snow Harbor Mas
ter: I. Bergman Councilman First Ward:
J. IV. Welch ConncIIman 8econd Ward.
There was a closo but good-natured
contest yesterday at the city election,
and nearly a thousand votes were
polled. As usual, the interest cen
tered on the chief of police, though
the interest manifested in the street
superintendent was shown in the fact
that for that office the largest number
of votes (979) were cast. There were
G12 votes polled in the First ward,
and 3G7 in the Second ward, a total
of 979 votes, the largest number ever
polled at a city election in Astoria.
Following is the full result:
THE FIRST WAUD VOTE.
KOU CHIEl" OF POLICE.
FOE AUDITOn AND POLICE JUDGE.
IX)K STEEKT SUPT.
foe crrv ASSESSOU.
ron crrx tubasuhee.
FOB CITY ATTOEN'EY.
Geo. Xoland .
yon habbob master.
THE SECOND WARD VOTE,
Page ! 219
FOB CHIEF OF POLICE.
FOB AUDITOB AND POLICE JUDGE.
FOE 8TBEET SUPT.
FOB CITY ASSESSOU.
FOB CITY TEEISUBEB.
FOB CITY AXTOBNKY.
iOE HABUOB MASTKB.
THE TOTAL CITY VOTE.
CHIEF OF POLICE.
AUDITOB AND POLICE JUDGE.
Majority , 323
D0XT WAST TIIEIB VESSELS.
Bnt Will Let Them Lie, and Damages Pile
np at Oanalasks.
Chicago, Dec. 13. The Times' Wash
ington special says: As practically no
information can bo got from tho depart
ments, I asked a genjtlcmau who is in the
way of getting the news from Alaska
whether lie had any knowledge of the
release of the British sealers captured in
Jane, 18SG, and ordered released on tho
1st of lost January, and again October
12th. In reply he said: "Tho owners of
theso vessels have been ablo to get thom
at any time they wanted them since tho
order for release reached Sitka last Feb
ruary. Tney nave innue no move to tako
them because they learned that tho order
for discontinuance of tho proceedings
and the release of tho vessels was in Ihe
nature of a pardon, and if they accepted
the vessels under the circumstances, they
implied an acknowledgment of illegality
of their own conduct, and waived their
claims to reimbursement for their loss
bv the United States. What thev want
is damages. They are afraid that if they
accept tho President's order to release
their ships they will destroy tho grounds
ior meir ciuima .lyuiuai. mis jovern
"But are their ships not rotting?" I
"They must bo worth something, or
they must have been worth something
ten months ago. I notice that a Cana
dian oificer that has been out thero says
the machinery is rusting and their seams
are opening, and their value is now al
My informant replied: "That is only
a part of tho case for damages to be
asked of our government. The Cana
dian official only went to bitka and the
captured vessels aro at Onnaloska, fifteen
hundred miles away. They ride in a
littlo land-locked cove, where they are
perfectly safo and they can lie there
twenty years without serious injury.
Judge'Dawson never revoked tho order
for their release. Tho order has been
imperative, becauso the owners never
claimed their property. Perhaps they
would like us to send tho vessels home to
them, but that wo are not likely to do.
They can have them if they will take
them. I know that tho threo depart
ments of tho government Treasury,
State and Justice have been acting m
perfect accord. Bayard did not want the
fishery negotiations complicated with
the Bearing sea affair, and the captains
whose vessels were seized in 1880 pleaded
ignorance, and Mr. Bajard was quite
ready to recommend that they be dealt
He wrote to the Sitka officials to know
why they had not obeyed his order, and
they did not reply that the had obeyed,
but the owners of the sealers would not
ask for their property. "What they re
plied, according to tho Attorney-General's
statement was that they thought
the order was not genuine. They sus
pected it of being a forgery. This makes
it certain that, whatever the owners of
the captured vessels have done, or failed
to do, the thing that was ordered by the
Attorney-General lost winter at the in
stance of the President was not done ac
cording to the understanding of the Attorney-General,
as well as of his subordi
nates at Sitka.
While this explanation of the status of
tho captured sealers seems plausible, the
fact is, that Attorney-General Garland
did not uso it n couple of months ago
when it would have been most conven
ient for him, and the state department
has not used it, though it would have
saved that department much sharp criti
cism. On tho 12th of October tho Attorney-General
telegraphed to the officer at
Sitka to obey the order of January last
and release the vessels. In explaining
this order to the public through tho As
sociated Press, Garland did not suggest
that tho sealers had not been taken
away because their owners had not asked
for them, but he said he did not know
until shortly before October 12th that
the order of January had never been
Captains who took their sealing ves
sels into Beb ring sea in 1SS7 cannot
pleau ignorance. Ihey knew they were
violating our laws, and their vessels were
seized and they will not be released.
Tho English authorities recognize the
tact that tun seal nsuenea would not last
two years if everybody could kill seals.
and that our protection of tho seal fish
cries is precisely analogous to tho British
protection of the pearl fisheries of Ceylon.
And the English have no notion of push
ing tho claims of their own poachers.
Besides, there is as much money in the
seal business, as now conducted, for Eng
lishmen as there is for Americans, and
they do not want the business killed.
AH the skins are dyed and marketed in
London, and thero is n good deal of
money m mat."
The Verdict Unanimous.
W.D. Suit, Druggist. Bippus, lud.,
testifies: 1 can recommend Electric
Bitters as the very best remedy. Every
bottle sold has given relief in every case.
One man took bix bottles, and was cured
of Rheumatism of 10 years standing."
Abraham Hare, druggist, Bellville,
Ohio, affirms: "The best .selling medi
cine I have ever handled in my 20 years'
experience, is Electric Bitters." Thou
sands of others have added their testi
mony. .o that the verdict is unanimous
that Electric Bitters do cure diseases of
the Liver, Kiduevs or Blood. Only a
half dollar a bottle at XV. E. Dement &
Co.s Drug Store.
Meals Cooked to Order.
Private rooms for ladies and families:
at Central Restaurant, next to Foard &
Our Christinas Cards
And Xovelties are beyond comparison
loiormer vears. uail anu see mem.
Every mother is interested in know
ing that a pceial preparation for chil
dren, called "The Child's Cough Syrup"
i- now for ale only at Dement's drug
laci!ic Coast TideTables
For iSSs, at Gkiffis: & Reed's.
AIlftotxtM At The
Xew York Xovelty Store are marked in
plain figures and sold for cxactlv;what
they arc marked at Strictly One Price.
For the very best pictures go to II. S.
Sweet Apple Cider
At the Astoria Soda Works.
A Surprise to All.
Our immense stock of Plush and
Leather Goods, Brass Xovelties, etc.
Gkiffix & Reed.
And Free Lunch at the Telephone Sa
loon, 5 cents.
Anj' case of Croup can be easily 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.
Call and Make Your
Selections while our stock is complete;
we will keep them until called for.
liirSrluSi! n Sin
C. H. COOPER,
The Leading House of Astoria.
kS Lun do al l close buyors
buy their clothes?
At tbe Reliable
9JUnvn can you get the
most for your money?
CtOTnTEB AND HATTKB.
keeps the best
A fine" stock to select from. Tho )
best attention pnid to customers
and the very BOTTOM PRICES )
Cloier ai Hatter,
Occident Hotel Building.
Opposite Star Market.
Garments to Select From.
is, m w m m w
Fashionable Styles ! !
Both in Cut and Material.
Every Garment Guaranteed in
Fit and Workmanship.
The Railroad Is Coming !
SO IS CHRISTMAS !
But We Can't Wait for Either,
But must buy our Family Supplies right
along just the same, and the
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 nil up the whole paper. Try our genuine N. O. Mo
lasses in gallon cans at only 75 cents, and our new Veast
Powder, guaranteed equal to the best, and only half price.
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
D. I. Beck & Sons'.
i jfe I'll
and uhi dren s.