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The ASTOBIAX guarantees to its adver
tisers tie largest drenlaHou ol any newspa
per published on the Columbia river.
Good growing weather.
cents a gallon.
milk will ba 30
The sealing schooner Zily Z. is re
ported at Neah bay with 430 skina.
The British bark Kinfauns cleared
for Qaeenstown yesterdav with 58,
488 bns. wheat, worth S4211L
The Gen. Miles leaves for the forts
and Ilwaco at 830 this morning. Re
turning, leaves Ilwaco at 430 p. m.
The W. C. T. U. are making ar
rangements for a state convention at
Eugene City, the second week in May.
From one to four carloads per day
of canned salmon and large quanti
ties of fresh fish packed in ice go east
The annual meeting of the stock
holders of the Astoria' Iron works will
be at the office of the secretary at 7:30
The house committee on merchant
marine and fisheries has deoided to
report in favor of the investigation of
the Alaska Seal Fishery company.
Note that special real estate sale by
Ben "Worsley at the Occident hotel
corner at two o'clock next Tuesday
afternoon a bargain for somebody.
It is said that some lumbermen in
British Columbia will shortly com
mence the construction of a gigantic
boom of timber logs, to be towed to
San Francisco, where piles are at pre
sent in high demand.
Among other reports that are a
little above the dignity of mere ru
mors, is one to the effect that the
Northern Pacific railroad company
will shortly begin the extension of
its line from Hunter's Point to this
According to the Alta the town of
Argentine, Kansas, is in trouble. The
publio records were left in the may
or's office. A billy-goat entered and
ate them up. His owner offers the
goat to file away in place of the lost
charter and ordinances.
The position of assistant commis
sioner to the Australian exposition,
to which T. B. Merry, of the Mercury,
has been appointed, is worth S3,000 a
year and traveling expenses. He will
represent Oregon and the Pacific
coast, and will leave for Melbourne
about May 20th.
A Victoria dispatch says a large
fleet of sealers will leave for Behring
sea next month. Unless some agree
ment is arrived, or protection given
them, without doubt the crews will
froteot their property, if molested.
t is asserted that several vessels are
armed for the purpose.
Secretary Fairohild by request of
cardinal Gibbons has instructed Capt.
Healy of tho cutter Bear to proceed
to Oonalaska on his coming cruise
and remove from there to Victoria the
remains of archbishop Seghers of
Vancouver, who was assassinated on
on the Yukon a year ago.
B. F. Allen, the painter and paper
hanger, has received a large stock of
all kinds of wall paper, including
some very fine imported goods in that
line. Anyone wanting wall paper is
invited to call and examine his stock.
He guarantees satisfaction in quality,
workmanship and prices.
The steamer Zucea Mason has
been sold by Capt Thomas to Hos
ford, Brown & Co. Brown & Co., own
the steamer Isabel which run opposi
tion to the Zucea Mason about a
year and a half ago; and whioh steam
er, after running for several months,
was paid a certain sum by Capt.
Thomas to quit the route.
The postmaster-general has com
pleted arrangements with the post
miujtnr.crflnfiral of .Canada, eetabhsh-
- " o- . . 1 1
ing a uniform rate 01 postage ui
cent per ounce on all merchandise,
and Jl cent on tw ounces of printed
matter, in mail exchange between the
two countries, and now known aa
third-class matter. The arrangement
goes into effect next Tuesday.
John Gates, mayor of Portland,
died at his residence in that city last
Friday afternoon. He was a native
of Maine, in the 61st year of his age,
a large minded, praotical man, bad
been in the employ of the O. S. N.,
and O. B. &N. companies from tbeirin
nanfinntill 1887 and dnrin a a busy lif e
had invented many mechanical appliances-
!The funeral will be to-morrow
W. E. Marion, tells the Pocifio
Journal that oysters above Oyster
vflle are much better than last year,
and most of them are in good condi
tion at the present time." He says
that Indians to cull are very scarce
at Bay Center, and where a few years
ago he had 30 or 40 working for him
he now has only four. A good many
arestillup. to Quinault reservation
and have not come back to the bay.
AVnf Aftaan TnnntAra of ste&m VC3-
sels, ana pilots met at the chamber of
commerce rooms last evening and
made preliminary organization of
TheNorthwestern Masters' and Pilots'
association, and signed the list, which
will be kept open for a few.days
more, when it is expected an equal
number in addition will have signed,
after which the list' will 'be sent to
Portland. Another meeting will be
held on May 12th, when a permanent
organization will be effected.
The superintendent of the Western
Union Telegraph company has issued
a circular, which contains the follow
ing information for political commit cemmit
tees: "During the coming presiden
tial campaign, a rebato of twenty
five per cent, may be allowed to reg
ularly organized political committees,
on business in connection with their
duties as committee-men. Any reg
ularly organized political committee
can avail itself of this rebate by mak
ing written application to the super
intendent, over the signature of its
presiding officer or secretary."
Chief iustica MoAdnms. of Nnw
York, has decided that an Odd Fel
low who was in arrears for dues was
not in good standing, and the jury
found that his widow was not entitled
to benefits from the order. Any oth
er result would strike at the root of
beneficent societies. If these great
organizations for mutual assistance
cannot be legally protected in their
just measures to secure payment of
dues and protection from imposition,
their usefulness will be seriously im
paired. 11 not destroyed. To dispense
charity, they must have funds and
means of enforcing their col
lections, on penalty of non-participation
in their distribution.
When an agent comes along try
ing to work the rubber stamp
racket on you, don't be de
ceived. There is nothing to ba saved
by using a cheap Jonn rubber stamp
for letter and bill heads, or any other
purpose. Any .business man who
knows the difference between neat
printing and a daub of red ink will
have nothing to do with a rubber
stamp, and it is a give way for any
one to use them. It indicates that
the victim is either too poor to have
neatly printed stationery or else has
less style about him than a lobster.
At retail rates the man who uses a
rubber stamp pays more for his pa
per than it would cost already printed
and padded at the home printing
office, to say nothing of the time
thrown away in getting the machine
to work half-way decent. The man
who invests in a rubber stamp under
the delusion that he is saying ex
penses, is simply making'a mistake.
"IJothing going on," did you say?
Why bless you, there's more things
going on than congress knows any
thing about. Last night f'r'instance,
there was a ball at Liberty Hall at
which the entire band, eighteen
pieces played, and there were four
political club meetings, and there was
a birthday party, and there was a
Finnish concert and basket auction
at the opera house, and a select po
ker game at the Odeon, and a lamp
upset in a Main street private resi
dence, and there was a private polit
ical caucus at which one slate was
smashed and another set up, and
there was a prominent denizen
drank four bottles of beer on
a wager and carried the empty
bottles home, and several hundred
North American salmon were caught,
and the Bescue club had a well at
tended meeting, and seven steamboats
arrived and departed and the great
Columbia flowed down to the sea.
W. L. McCabe is at Paraiso Springs,
J. A. Montcomery will this week
open a store at Willapa with F. S.
Wilson in charge.
N. W.Tallant,managerof Cutting's
various canneries, will arrive over
land from San Francisco, to-morrow.
AI. Beard goes on bis ranch near
Sackett's mill for awhile. Eugene
Brock takes his place on tho Electric.
E. Parker, away back in Kentucky,
has mail contract 43,233, to carry the
mail from Deep river to Astoria, and
doesn t know wnat to do with it.
Mrs. M. A. Gates has removed to
Portland. Miss Nora Rappleyea has
fitted herself to teach embroidery
and similar branches and will attend
to any demands in that line.
Mr. Alfred Holman, recently man
seine editor of the Uregonian, will
take entire editorial charge of the
Seattle Post-Intelligencer next Tues
day. That journal is to be congratu
lated upon securing the aid of a gen
tleman who in every department of
newspaper work has given marked
evidence 'of ability and who is well
equipped by practical education and
experience for the responsible posi
tion he assumes.
David Carnes a citizen of the south
ern part of Linn county, is 104 years
old, says the Lebanon Express. He is
hale and hearty: his neighbors say
that he split 3,000 rails this winter
and repaired his fence with them.
He was born in Washington county,
Pennsylvania, in 1783; lived there un
til 40 years "old, then moved to Indi
ana, and lived there nearly lorty
years, and crossed the plains the last
year of the war.
C. R. F. P. D.
The regular monthly meeting of the
C. R. F. P. union will be held at Lib.
ertv hall on Tuesday. May 1st, at 7 p.
m., sharp. Business of importance to
be transacted. A. Seafiet,d,
A. Sutton, Sec'y.
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Thompson & Ross sell the celebrated
Underwood lard guaranteed perfectly
pure. Try it
Buy the Maeedona and Alden prunes.
You will find them at Thompson &
The nhin Ran Is the best brand of Ma
ple Syrup on the market. Thompson &
Rossnava It in quarts, half gallons and
The "Telephone" Launched Yesterday.
Trasie Suicide of a Loudon Prima Donna.
Chicago, April 28. Statements pre
pared by chairman Midgeley, of the
Southwestern Traffio association, of
the losses sustained by association
lines during the recent rate war,
show a reduction of revenue as com
pared with corresponding period last
year, of 64 per cent, on western and
71 per cent, on eastern tonnage
a total decrease of 31,104,000.
Helena, M. T., April 28. Squat
ters are. taking possession of lands on
the Gros Ventres reservation, soon to
be opened. ' There is great excite
ment. JUDGMENT TOB COltPIiAINANTa.
New Orleans, April 28. Judge
Pardee, in the United States circuit
court yesterday, rendered a decree in
the final hearing in the case of the
Bell Telephone Co. vs. The National
Improved Telephone Co., in equity.
The court decides that the telephones
used by defendants are infringements
on the Bell patents, and gives com
plainants judgment for all costs.
ALIi SAME TATE.
Topeka, Kansas, April 28. B. G.
Gravet, treasurer of Scott county, has
been found short in his accounts to
the amount of 59,000.
HITTING HIM AGAIN.
CrncAao, April 28. The Republi
cans of the Sixth congressional dis
trict have renominated representative
Hitt for congress.
AN ARBITIUr.Y ACT.
London, April 28. The Bussian
government has decided to expel the
Jews from Helsingfore, except those
who have served in the army.
The Finnish papers are vigorously
protesting against the decision.
A TEERIBIiE ACCIDENT.
Bellefontaine, Ohio, April 23.
A terrible accident occurred at Rush-
ylvania last night. A school exhibi
tion was in progress at a nail situated
iu the third story of a brick building,
over four hundred people being pres
ent. Suddenly the floor gave way
with a frightful crash, and the entire
audience went down in a surging
mass tj the ground. So far two peo
ple are reported dead and ten seri
ouBly injured and probably fifty less
SUICIDE OF A TBIMA DONNA.
London, April 28. Helene Cros
mond, the prima donna, committed
suicide in the cabin of the Piccadilly
last Wednesday night. She had
signed a contract with the Drury
Lane opera company, but owing to a
misunderstanding she tore up the
contract in a fit of temper. Later
she tried to reopen negotiations.but in
the meantime a substitute had been
engaged and in a fit of despondency
she shot herself. Mrs. Crosmond was
the daughter of Mme. Badahel, and
accompanied Col. Mapleson on one of
his American tours.
GONE TO PHILADELPHIA.
Washington, April 28. Secretary
Whitney's personal guests to the
launching of the government vessels
at Cramp's ship yards, in Philadel
phia, left Washington on two special
trains at 9 o'clock. The party num
bered upward of three hundrednnd
was composed of representatives,
army and navy officers, government
officials and newspaper correspond
ents. There is not a quorum in the
members of the house in the city to
day, consequently no business of im
portance will be attempted at the cap
itol. THE TELEPHONE LAUNCHED.
Portland, April 28. Capt. TJ. B.
Scott's new steamer Telephone was
successfully launched from the ways
this morning. About fifteen hun
dred spectators witnessed the launch.
To-day the Multnomah county
Democratic convention met and after
effecting an organization the follow
ing was "unanimously adepted:
Resolved, That this convention
fully endorsos the platform adopted
by the late Democratic state conven
tion held at Pendleton.
The following nominations were
then made: Prosecuting attorney,
W. W. Page: sheriff, Henry Thomp
son; county clerk, Geo. M. Stroud;
clerk of circuit court, Chas. J. Chris
tie; county recorder, Wm. L. Curry.
Co. "H'a" Ball.
Co. "H," 1st Regt., O. N. G., will
give an inauguration ball at their
new armory next Tuesday evening,
May 1st, the first entertainment in
their new armory. There is a spa
cious dancing floor and arrangements
have been made for the enjoyment of
a pleasant evening of all who attend.
The following is the programme of
1 Grand march.
14 Lancers (M.G.)
7 Lancers (O'nt'l) 15 Galop.
8 Waltz. 16 Waltz.-
And Free Lunch at the Telephone Sa
loon, 5 cents.
Ludlow's Ladies' $3D0 Fine Shoes;
also Flexible Hand turned French Kids,
at P. J. Goodman's.
We are receiving fresh green vege
tables and fruits by every steamer.
Thompson & Ross.
At my old stand. J. Jorr.iN.
A good house; 5 rooms; fine localitv.
Inquire of 1. W. Case.-
Ask Thompson & Ross for tho ScheDD
predared puddings ready for instant
use. They are pronounced extra fine.
Coffee and cake, ten cents, at the
Central Restaurant .
For the best photographs and tintypes
go to Crow's Gallery.
THE CQAL FIELDS.
A Larxe Deposit as Yet Undeveloped.
Messrs. G. Wingato and E. P.
Thompson have returned from Wash
ington county, whither they went last
week to inspect tho newly discovered
coal fields. Mr. Wingate is an expert
in the business, having been super
intendent of a coal mine at Coos bay
and having opened a mine on Van
couver Island Dear the Wellington
mine. These gentlemen say the
Washington county mines are ex
tensive and in an unbroken country.
Not enough development has been
done on the oroppings to show tho
thickness of the veins. The county
has the appearance of a coal country,
and it will be very easy to prospect.
Should the coal prove to be of good
quality in paying quantities, it will bo
no task at all to reach it with a rail
road. T. B. Handley-has visited the coal
fields, and sends the Hillsboro Inde
pendent the following letter:
Jbrom notes 01 a visit to tne coal
beds of the Nehalem I furnish you
the following items So far as pros
pected, the coal lies in Colnmbia
county, in the territory between Peb
ble creek and Elk creek, in township
4 north, range 4 west In this scope-twenty-six
claims have been located,
containing each from 40 to 100 acres.
The country is very broken and
rough, being a succession of deep ra
vines and steep ridges, mostly burned
over, covered with fallen timber and
It can be reached best by way of
Archbold's mill and the old state
road, which is open for wagons with
in two miles of Pebble creek, and can
easily be cleared of logs the remain
der of the way. An easy route for a
railroad can be had up a branch of
tho west fork of Dairy creek and
through a low pass to Pebble; on this
line there is very little elevation in
the way of railroading.
No systematic prospecting has yet
been done, and nothing more than
croppings have been tested; but
enough is known to justify the con
clusion that an immense ledge un
derlies that entiro tract. The crop
pings show in the gulches from a
trace to five feet in thickness, bitumi
nous coal of a good quality, pitching
slightly to the north and east.
Some'.idea of tho importance of this
find can be had by figuring on a
three-foot ledge, which will be found
to contain over 3,000,000 tons to the
There can be little doubt that the
ledge is over three feet thiok, and
that in a short time we shall see a
railroad tapping the mine and thou
sands of miners enriching themselves
and the country.
Tne modes of death & approaoh are
various, and statistics show oonolu
sively that more persons die from dis
eases of the Throat and Lungs than
any other. It is probable that every
one, without exception, receives vast
numbers of Tuberole Germs into the
system and where these cerms fall
upon suitable soil they start into life
and develop, at first slowly and is
shown by a slight tickling sensation
in the throat and if allowed to con
tinue their ravages they extend to the
lungs producing Consumption and to
the head, causing Catarrh. Now all
this is dangerous and if allowed to
proceed will in time cause death. At
the onset you must aot with prompt prempt
ness: allowing a cold to go without
1 your attention is dangerous and may
lose you your life. As soon as you
foel that something is wrong with
your Throat, Lungs or Nostrils, ob
tain a bottle of Boschee's German
Syrup. It will give you immediate
Death of H. SI. Sale.
M M. Sale, son of A. H. Sale, died
in this city at three o'clock yesterday
afternoon, of cerebro-spinal meningi
tis. Deceased was till recenty engi
neer at the West Shore mills. About
two weeks ago he was taken ill and
despite the utmost efforts of medical
skill, gradually sank. Ho was a na
tive of Marion county, where he was
born November 1st, 1860. The funeral-will
be at noon to-day, the Wallus
M leaving Gray's dook at that hour
for the farm at Young's river.
The body may be viewed at F. H.
Surprenant & Co.'s from 10 to 12 to
day. The funeral sermon will be
preached by Bev. E. W. Garner, LL.
V., at two o ciock to-morrow aiier
noou, when the final interment will
In Consumption Incurable?
Read the follewing: Mr. C. II. Morris,
Newark. Ark., says: "Was down with
Ahsceas of Luncs. and friends and phy
sicians pronounced me an Incurable
Consumptive. Began taking Dr. King's
Vrw nucovprv for Consumption, am
now on mv third bottle, and able to
oversee the work on my farm. It Is the
finest medicine ever made"
Jesse Middleware Decatur, Ohio,
says: "Had it not been for Dr. King's
New Discovery for Consumptien I
would have died of Lung Troubles. Was
given up by doctors. Am now in best
of health.' Try it. Sample bottles free
at J. C. Dement's Drug btore.
Tho Steamer Montcsnno.
will malm reuular round trips betwoen
Westport and Astoria every day (Sun
day excepted,) leaving westpon ai u a.
m rfiturninii leave Wilson & Fisher's
wharf at 2 r. M., touching at all way
landings. (Svensen's Wednesdays and
Saturdays.) u. ix. w klcu.
A Nasal Injector tree with each
bottle of Shllon's Catarrh Remedy
Price 80 cents, ooia Dy J . u.uement.
Tho finest and juiciest steak at the
When You Go to Portland
Frank Fabre, Occidental hotel restau
rant, will be glad to see his Astotia
friends, A good dinner at a moderate
price and everything in season.
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 Occident
lew Lace Curtains
Nottingham, Ecru and White,
Embroidered Swiss, Irish Point,
Renaissance, in Single and Two Toned.
Persian Drapery, Etamines,
Porteriers, in Ohenille and Tapestry,
Silk and "Wool Tapestry.
Figured Madras, etc., etc.
Upwards of 3,000 yards of Nottingham Cur
tain Nett from 123c to 75c per yard.
QIJSTAY HAMSEK, Prop'r.
A Large and Wen Selected Stock of Fine
At Extremely Low Prices.
All Ooodi Bought it Tils Establishment
Watch nil a Oloek Repairing
Comer Cass and Squemoqua Streets.
Carnahan & Co.
T. "W. CASE,
IMPORTERS AND WHOLESALK AND
RETAIL DEALERS IN
Comer Chenarnus and Cass streets.
BOOTS AM) SHOES!
Of Best Quality, and at
SIGH OF THE GOLDEN SHOE.
MURRAY & CO.,
And Dealers In
Special Attention Clvento Filling
A FULL LINE CARRIED
And Supplies furnished at Satis
Purchases delivered in any part of the city.
Oflrlce and Warehouse
In Home's New Bunding on Water Btreet
P. O. Box 153. Telephone No. S7.
G. A. STINSON & CO.,
U Capt. Sogers old stand, corner of Cass
ana van nraui
sup and Cann
wagons rnad tua
id. Good wnJte
Diamonas s Jewelry
IT'S ALL VERY
heading House off
Whioh I expected a month ago, was delayed, on account
of the Strike on one of the Eastern Roads.
I Keceivod this Pine Selection this week, and it will do
You Good to look at them.
A No. ! Trimmings and Finish,
A Fit d-napanfeed.
And what will please you most, the Price would be
reasonable for inferior goods, even;
But they Must Go.
The Reliable Clothier and Hatter.
PLAIN: A CASE OF
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