en VOL. XXIX, NO. 142. ASTORIA, OREGON, FRIDAY, DECEMBER ifi, J 887. PRICE iaVE CENTS. 1887. Cash, and One Price. 1888. Christmas. THE HOLIDAYS. LOOK Having just completed the opening of our. useful as well as our ornamental, our plain as well as our decorated, ware, we are now prepared for the trade in all its branches'. Buying our goods direct from the manufacturers, and always paying cash for them, we not only get them at regular trade prices, as cheap as San Francisco or Portland dealers can buy, but we also get the cash discount; and if any other dealer thinks he can undersell us. he has only to start in, and we will agree that "the longest pole shall knock down the persimmons." We guarantee our patrons that for quality and quantity our prices shall be than any other house in town. Our sales of Christmas goods have been large, for which we return thanks to our customers, but we still have a full and varied stock of as unique and beautiful goods as can be found in town, and as we have said relative to other goods, we will not be undersold. The expressions of admiration and satisfaction that have been made by those that have examined or bought from us have been gratifying and assure us that our efforts to please the Astoria public are ap preciated. We shall continue as in the past to try and merit the generous patronage bestowed upon us. Call and see our Dinner Sets, Tea Sets, Toilet Sets, in great variety, Crystal Ware of all kinds, Lamps, either hanging, stand, or hall in large stock, and in short, anything you want to buy. Remjember also that we are still in the grocery and provision trade and are ready to supply you with anything you want in those lines as cheap as the same quality of goods can be sold by any other dealer. So remember the place to buy is at BUSINESS CARDS. remx h. S3HTH, ATTORNEY AT LAW. OBlcc, Room 4 and 5, o er City Uook Store. ATTOKNEY AT LAW. ftl.Hj lu Kinney's Block, opposite City Hail, Astoria, Oregon. c, w. pulton, a. c. fultox ' K'EX.TX BROTHERS. ATTORNEYS AT LAW. ooms 5 and- 6, Odd Fellows Building. o. K.TH03IS0A, Attorney at Law and Notary Public. Special attention given to practice in the 17. S. Land Office, and the examination of land titles. A full set of Abstract Hooks for Clatsop County in office. Money to loan. Office Itooms 4 and 3, over Gily Uook Stove. J. . A. BOWLBY, Attorney and Counsellor at litiw ofllce on Chenamus Street, Astoria, Oregon p I. WXXTOM ATTORNEY AT LAW. Kooms Xo. 11 and 12, Tythlan Castle Building,- t B. WATSON, Atty.at Law and Deputy Dist. Atty. All business before the U. S. Land Office a peclalty, Astoria, - - Okkuox. DENTIST. Is associated with JUL, IiA IP OltCI., Itooms 11 and 12 Odd Fellows Building, ASTOEIA. - - OREGON. rRS. A. li. AXD J. A.FUI.TOS. "Physicians and Surgeons. Office on Cass street, three doors south of Odd Fellow's building. Telephone If o.4t. FAY TUTTJLE, M. I PHYSICIAN ANJi SURGEON, Of pice Booms 6 Pythian Building. IlKSiDKJfCK On Cedar Street, back of 8t. Mary's HosDltal. A. K. SHAW. DENTIST. . .it t -o ii ji i, ,. Rooms in Allen's Building, up stairs, cor- nerCass and Squemoqua streets, Astoria. Oregon, 1 AS M" SS. IIt. OU'K'S-AIAlK, Oftlcp ami reMilrnrc. 1). K. WaneiTs for mer residence. Astoria, Oregon. f Diseases of Women ami Children, and of the Ey and Ear, specialties. TTT I. BAKKK, 31. It. Xo.21.Ca.ssSU Ofl'.tv hours from 9 to 11 a. ji to r. m. n.O.n.ESTKS. I'll YSIC1 AN AND SURGEON. Officii : Gem ttullding, upstairs, Astoria, Orgoii. J FK. AliKKKO KI.VXKV. Office at Kinney's Cannery. Will only attend patienNat his office, and mav he found there at anv hour. t. n:XK AR. PHY.SlCLiN AND. SURGEON, OppositTelegrapIi Office, amoiku Oregon. Q.KIitt h I'AUJtKK. SURVEYOR OF CLATSOP COUNTY itesideiuc : Near Clatsop Mill. Hobt. Collier. Deputy. E. V. llOLDKV. Notary Public, Commissioner of Deeds For Washington Territory. AVCTIOXEEK. HEAL ESTATE AND IXSUKAXCIJ A(JKXT. Office at Tloldcn's Auction Itooms. Chena mus Street, Astoria. Oregon. A. SMITH. DENTIST. Rooms l and 2 Pythian Building over J C. IL Cooper's Store. K. Y. LONG. Fresh Fruit, Fino Cigars, CONFECTIONERIES. Fresh Milk received daily. A full line of CHOICE GOODS. Opposite Spexartli'.- ('un 3torc. Columbia Market. Northeast corner Water and "West 9th Sis. C. H. Powell, Prop'r. I give tny patrons Good Meat, in Good Style and at Reasonable Trice. Give tne. a call and Twill try and make it suit you to call again. Family trade solicited. J. 0. CLINTON DEALER IN CIGARS AND TOBACCO, FRUITS. NUTS, Candies. Smokers' Articles, Etc. G Rc-eired Dallv ewuooasiveceiYeawaio. Opposite City Book fcJtore. H. ife OWTH AT OR D. I ! A Newly Patented Mode of Preserv ing: lave Pisu. An interesting and curious in- volition has been lately patented , which bids fair to be useful and important in the transportation of live fish. It vas discovered by Mr. "Walter G. Murphy, of New York cit', the patentee, that fish could be kept alive for some con siderable time without change of air or water by placing them in a receptacle partly filled with water, and hermetically sealing the same. To test the invention, experiments were carried on, some of them by the favor of Professor Blackford, of the New York fish commission, at Fulton Market, New York city, lu order to make the test as thor oughly as possible, young fish and fish as delicate as could be ob tained were used. These were striped bass. The latter to the number of about two dozen were placed in a glass jar, filled nearly to the top with water, and the jar was hermetically sealed. The fish were kept for sever.il weeks in the jar without opening it, and did not appreciabhy suffer. Upon open ing the jar and placing them in fresh water, they appeared as live ly and well as before being placed in the jar. Another similar ex periment being made, it was found after several weeks' confinement, the time being extended beyond that of the former experiment, that the deep black lines in the bass began to fade and disappear and a white fungus made its ap pearance on the fish, which was speedily followed by their death. Experiment with the jar wholly filled with water showed that the fish quickly died. Another expe riment with the fish as in the first mentioned case was made, and a second jar the same as the first, with a like number of fish, and similarly filled with water, was placed beside the sealed jar. The second jar was left uncovered and the water was unchanged. The fish in the closed jar were ap parently as well as ever at the end of three weeks. The fish in the open jar all died within forty-eight hours. While changes of temperature were known to be a serious question as affecting the conditions of keeping fish alive, and while the ceanges of heat and THIS ! ! LOWER BECK cold, to which the jar and contents were unavoidably subjected, could. i!ir. hr wIl vifnlitnrl vnt Mi ficl :n ih(y ,,, worr. nnt pfrppfofi thereby. Experiments ivere also tried in which the air intheiar containing the water and fish was compressed, and was found that the fish wen benefited thereby. It would appear from the above -mentioned experiments that growa fish and hardy fish could be trans ported from one distant locality to another with little trouble and ex pense, and that in the case of deep sea fish compression of the air would aid in cliecting the result. The advantage to sports men in carrying live bait would seem to be ireat, and the value to the U.S. fish commission to be ines timable almost, in view of the great expense now incurred in building special cars and apparatus to transport and keep fish alive. The scientific reason for the result of this invention has not been ex plained. The late Professor Baird of the United States fish commis sion, when the invention was brought to iiis attention, suggested that by reason of hermetically seal ing the jar, water did not undergo the rapid change that took place when the jar was left open, and which bred a parasite which de stroyed the fish. "Whatever be tiie reason, it would seem that the in vention is one of great benefit and value, and that the fish so treated will eventually die if not taken out after a certain time, yet practic ally, for the purpose of transport ing fish alive, the result attained is a complete success. 'Tis an 111 "Wind That bring with It gusts of rain from the north-east, "When the wind blows from that quarter on a wet day. the rheumatic are apt to suffer, even if seated by their "aln com fortable ingle" in a cosy arn chair. A few wineglassfulls of Hosteller's Stomach Bit ter's most genial and comforting of specif ics will afford them unspeakable relief. There I ample proof on record of tts effica cy in this disease more particularly it used for its relief at the outset. Chills and fever, dyspepsia, constipation, liver complaint, and a lack of tone in the kidneys and blad der, should also be treated with this useful family medicine of botanic origin. Appetite Improves, refreshing slumber once more vis its the weary eyelids of the nervous, and the circulation is enriched and accelerated in consequence of its Invigorating and regulat ing action. Use it as a protector after get ling wet. Shiloh's Vitaltzer is what yon need for Constipation, Loss of Appetite, Diz ziness and all symptoms of Dyspepsia. Price 10 and 75 cents per bottle. Sold by W.E. Dement. & SONS. HOTELS AND RESTAURANTS 'ARKER HOUSE. war. Ay.i.Ear. Propv. First Class in Every Respt. lrct Coach to the House CHKIS. KVENSON. F. TOOK THE! nfrai Hotel EVENS03ST & COOK. On the European Plan. LARGE CLEAN ROOMS, A FIRST-CLASS RESTAURANT Board by the Day, Week or Month. Private Rooms for Families. Etc. Transient Custom Solicited. Oysters Fish, Meats, Etc., Cooked to Order. Yl'ATJ:il St., Opp. Jfc'oard & Stokes A FIRST CLASS SALOON Kim In connection with the Premises. Eest of The YINES, LIQUORS AND CIGARS. Good Billiard Tables and Trivato Card Rooms. THE Casino Restaurant One block from the O. R. & N. Dock. M. M. SERRA, Proprietor. A Good Mea! For 25 Cents. Oystors in any Style, 23 cents. In connection with this Topular Itestau rant Is run a 11 st-class Saloon, well stocked with choicest Wines, Liquors and Cigars. VirffinlaCigar anfl Toljacco Store J. W. BOTTOM, Proprietor, Water Street, Two Doors East of Olney. Fino CI?&rs, Tofeaeeoi &ad Smoker Article, Sold at I) west Market Rates. FRTJTTS. CANDIES NOTTONS,&c Furniture and Upholstering, Mattresses Hade and Repaired, Paper Hanging, Carpets Sewecb and Laid. Furniture Sold on Commission. Shop, corner Main and Jefferson Streets MARTIN OLSEN. uU Useful Presents Fancy Silk Handkerchiefs, f - Mwj Jwtwawuwwywiwn Hemstitched and Plain Japanese Handkerchiefs, Fancy Bordered Linen Handkerchiefs, Hemstitched Linen Cambric Handkerchief Plain Pure Linen Handkerchiefs." Rolled Gold Plated Sleeve Buttons, ScarLPins, and Collar Buttons. Fancy Colored Cotton Hosiery, Fino Black Cotton Hosiery, Fine Brown Cotton Hosiery, Plain Merino Hosiery, Fancy Merino Hosiery, Fino Wool Hosiery, Heavy "Wool Hosiery. Fancy Silk Scarls. Ties. Bows, and Neckwear of all Kinds. Fine Far Ton (patent spring) Dress Gloves, Fino Mocha (undressed kid) Dres3 Gloves, Fino Dogskin nnlined Dress Glovas, Lined French Coaster Town Gloves, Lined Dogskin (Boys) Town Gloves, Wool Yarn Knit Gloves, "Wool Yarn Knit Mittens. Fancy Embroidered Night Shirts, TriUed Mnslin Night Shirts, Fino Alpaca, Silk and Wool, and Pnro Silk Umbrellas, Gnm Coats, Wool Knit Jackets, Scarfs, &c, &c. Full lines in Clothing. Famishing Goods, Hats, Cap3, Trunks, Valises, &o. SSTSolo agent for "Conger's Chest Shield Undershirts." and "House's Doabla Seated Drawers." I. L. OSGOOD, KINNEY'S BRICK BUILDING, ASTORIA, OREGON. Opposite Rescue Engine House. Hughes & Go WHOLESALE AND RETAIL LIQUOR DEALER SQUEMOQUA STREET. ASTORIA, - Oregon. Importers of All Brands of Foreign ana Domestic Wines, Liquors and Cigars. J. H. COTTER WHISKIES, A SPECIALTY. Yal Blatz Bottled Beer. FINEST BltANDS OF KEY WEST AND DOELESTIC Cigars. Liquors for Medicinal Purposes. FAMILY TRADE SOLICITED. All Orders from the City and Country promptly filled. BOOTS & SHOES P. J. GOODMAN. Genuine English Porpoise Skoei for Gents. Ladles' Flexible Shoes In FRENCH. KANGAROO & DONOOLA KID. Boys' and Youths' Shoes of all kinds, Misses', Children's and Infants' Heels and Spring Heels. Wo Deal In Boots and Shoes Only Fashionable Dressmaking. MRS. JOHNSON. A First-class Dressmaker, lately from the East, Is associated with Miss M. L. Richardson, On Cas3 Street. 3 doors south of The Asto biajt office, where they are pre pared to do Dressmaking In Ail Its Branches. Ladies, give them a call and be convinced. A perfect Fit Guaranteed. SAZAii. Co to Norah Rappleyea's, FOR A FULL ASSORTMENT Of Fancy Work Materials. Latest styles in Handkerchiefs ; also a full line of INITIAL HANDKERCHIEFS. Indies Invited to call and examino goods. Stanplngr Done to Order. Cass Street, One door South of Printlug Of fice. Strike It Rich! -do r YOUR- Groceries Provisions iof Foard & Stokes Their largely Increastne trade enables them to sell at the very lowest margin of profit while glvlns you goods that are of first class quality. Goods Delivered All Over the City. The Highest Price Paid for Junk, for Men and Boys. ......wjy WiIson& Fisher Ship Chandlers, HEAVY AND SHELF HARDWARE FARM IMPLEMENTS, Paints, Oils, and Varnish, LOGGERS' SUPPLIES. PROVISIONS AND MILL FEED AGENTS FOR SALEM PATENT ROLLER HILLS Portland Boiler Mills, FAIRBANKS' SCALES. ASTORIA. OREGON. Van Dusen & Co. DEALERS IN Hardware and Ship Chandlery, Pure Oil, Bright Varnish, Binacle Oil. Cotton Canvas. Hemp Sail Twine, Cotton Sail Twine. Lard Oil, Wrought Iron Spikes, Galvanized Cut Nails. Agricultural Implements, Sewing Machines, Faints, Oils, Grooeriesi IE2to. Cannery For Sale. The Pacific Union Cannery, At Upper town Is offered for sale with Fivft mis on wnicn me property is situatea ana adjacent: two of the lots having a water frontage of 100 feet on the ship channel of the Columbia river. The cannery and be longings is in good order throughout. For further particulars Inquire of Feter Brown, on the premises. Magnus C. Crosby Dealer In HABDf ABE, M, STEEL; iron Pipe and Fittings, STOVES, TINWARE AND HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS SHEET LEAD STRIP LEAD SHEET IRON, Tin AOT Copper. ij. H. D. GRAY Wholesale and retail dealer In. GROCERIES FLOUR, AND FEE Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc. LIME, SAND AND CEMENT General Storage and Wiiarfagp on reason able terms. Foot of Benton tr' r, Astorfa. Oreson. Established 870 Gr. A. STINSON & CO., BLACKSM1TH1NG, 4 Capt. Sogers old stand, corner of Caw and Court Streets. Ship and Cannery work. Horseshoeing Wagons made and repaired. Good work guaranteed.