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..SEPTEMBER 27. 1S8S.
East and north in this country the
sealskin sacque is a great institution.
During the time the Alaska Fur Seal
company has had the privilege of tak
ing seals from the waters of that terri
tory it has paid over 88,000,000 to the
government, or a sum exceeding by
over S1,000,000 the price paid for the
whole of Alaska with the seal islands
Reports of gold found in the Black
Hills may bring an exodus in that di
rection next year. Gold seekers who
believe in coincidences will recall the
fact that for forty years back every
year that ended in the number 9 has
been celebrated for the discovery of
rich deposits of precious metals. Cal
ifornia in 1849, Pike's Peak in 1859,
Nevada in 18G9, audLeadvillein 1879,
all bear out this statement.
Africa is destined to swallow up a
good deal of the world's surplus en
ergy. Some years ago Gordon went
there to find the Mahdi; then Emin
Bey followed in the hope of finding
Gordon; Stanley, after waiting a year
or so, started out to hunt up Emin
Bey, and now Lieutenant "Wiseman
has begun a search for Stanley. Be
fore very long it will become neces
sary for some daring fellow to look
for Wiseman, and he will, of course,
be followed by another explorer, who
in turn will be sought for by another,
and so on indefinitely. If this sort of
thing is to go on there will be an
endless procession of fellows getting
lost in the jungles of Africa, in their
vain endeavor to reach the other fel
lows who have gone before. The
Dark Continent is an almost bound
less land of mystery, and the fate
of these adventurous explorers
may never be known. They
may fall victims to the African fever,
or be devoured by wild animals, or
perish in a strugglo with their savage
foes. On the other hand, they may
win favor with powerful tribes, and
in that strange land build up great
states and empires. One thing is cer
tain, these numerous expeditions into
the heart of Africa are blazing the
way for civilization. Whatever may
befall these early explorers, nothing
can prevent the final 'subjugation of
Africa by the whites. The continent
will be divided out among the Eu
ropean powers, and at no distant day
it will become one of the most im
portant regions on the globe. Let the
procession of explorers go on. Many
of them may be lost, but others will
follow, and in the end the indomitable
energy of the white man will conquer
and hold this mysterious laud and all
The "Ventnre" Heard From.
The schooner Venture returned
from the far north Sunday, and is an
chored in the bay. Last fapring the
Venture was purchased at Astoria by
John C. Nixon, of Seattle, and fitted
out as a sealer. She carried a large
fish net, and instead of shooting the
seals, her crew would cast the net
and catch them. While in the north
a number of the crew was drowned
and the captain seemed to bo de
moralized, for he placed the schooner
iu charge of an Indian agent, and
struck out in an open boat for Fort
Simpson. Nothing has ever been
heard from him since, and Mr. Nixon
supposed he had been drowned, to
gether with the other members of the
crew, but a tew weeks ago Mr. Harry
Algar went north on the steamer Jios
cowitz with a crew to bring the
schooner down, and on his arrival at
Fort Simpson, he learned that the
rrmaing captain had reached there in
Wbere he went from there, or what
he deserted the schooner for remains
a mystery. The crew that went north
to bring the Venture down took fish
ing gear with them, and as tho vessel
had several tons of salt on board, they
had no trouble loading her with hali
but, which were salted down. Seat
With or witlio ut board at the Holden
House. Rooms from 80 a month upward.
The latest style of Gents' Boots and
-OlIOCS ai 1. J. UOODMATi s,
The best Oysters in any style, at
the Telephone .Restaurant.
Fisli Skill Oil.
And machine oil for sale.
J. H. Deforce.
The finest and juiciest steak at the
All the Datent medicines advertised
in tills paper, together with the choicest
penumery, ana toilet articles, etc-can
be boucht at the lowest nriees. at J. W.
Conn's drug store, opposite Occident
note i, Astoria.
Meals Cooked to Order.
Private rooms for ladies and families:
at central Restaurant, next to Foard &
Coffee and cake,
ten cents, at the
And Free Lunch at tho Telephone Sa
loon, c cents.
Best Beds in town. Rooms per night
uu j i., per ween. 0-i.w. new ana
clean. Private entrance.
TOLD BY THE TELEGBAPH.
Encouraging Eeports Prom Panama.
Three Very Offended Chinese Jrandarins.
Portland, Sept. 26. This city
seems to be infested with burglars.
Lodging houses are as yet the only
A case of a very unusual character
went to trial before Judge Stearns
this morning, namely that of the
state of Oregon against John Lewis
and Etta Lewis, jointly indicted for
alleged criminal associations at the
Merchant's Hotel, in this city, on the
12th of last July. The female de
fendant is the daughter of Bev. S. M.
Driver, of Walla Walla. The male
defendant is a brother of the woman's
husband. The case was given to the
jury before noon, and that body took
one ballot and then they found John
Lewis guilty. His counsel gave no
nce mai mey wouia move tor a new
This morning, at 1130. Dennis
Dooley, a farmer, was driving up Sixth
street wnen ins team grew frightened
ana ran away. At the corner of A
street the wagon collided with an
electric light mast and was turned
over, throwing the man out upon the
sidewalk, breaking his left shoulder
blade and producing quite an ugly
scalp wound. He was picked np in
an insensible condition and taken to
St Vincent's hospital, where his in
juries were treated.
TEE rELIOW FEVER.
Jacksonville, Sept. 2G. Only nine
new cases are reported this morning
and one death. This is one of the
brightest and most pleasant days of
the season, cool ana refreshing. The
belief is becoming general that the
epidemic will soon run its course. A
cordon has been thrown around the
city to prevent the ingress of pau
B03TOK, Sept. 2G. A violent wind
and rain storm is raging along the
whole New England coast this morn
ing. The telegraph wires are down
in all directions. The damage will
THAT WAS RIGHT.
New York, Sept. 26. Twenty-one
little girls, from 9 to IB years of age,
were brought hero yesterday by Mor
mon elders, from Europe, on route to
Salt Lake City, and were ordered to
day, by Collector Magono, to bo sent
back to Europe.
Ottawa, Sept. 26. Hon. McKenzie
Bowell, minister of customs, has just
returned from British Columbia. Ho
says it is quite evident that a Itera
tive business is being done in
tho manufacture of prepared opium at
Victoria and smuggling it into the
United States along the frontier. It
is imported in tho rough state and
duty is paid so the dominion govern
ment is powerless to remedy the evil.
The importation has increased from
Bix thousand pounds in 18S0 to 105,
000 iu 1887, of which 90 per cent was
smuggled into tho United States.
He thinks tho United States should
send detectives to Victoria to work
the matter up.
Panama, Sept. 26. A well informed
correspondent writes to the Star and
Jlerald: "It is learned that several
contracts on tho canal have been fin
ished, turned over to tho canal com
pany and accepted after inspection.
Facts are stubborn things, and these
irrefutably give the lie to innumera
ble vague floating rumors in circula
tion about tho canal company's shut
ting down work. Of course they are
shutting dowu just as fast as they
can but only at the completion of
their work. Other equally important
sections will also shut down, nnd ere
the outside world suspects it and
whilst it is yet buttonholing itself
and speculating on the gloomy pros
pects of Panama canal work the
cable will flash through Christendom
with the tidings of ships floating over
the isthmus of Panama."
Ottawa, Sept. 26. Serious trouble
is threatened by the three Chinese
commissioners brought here in bond,
in a bonded boxcar. They intend to
carry the matter to Lord Salisbury
himself. They are evidently impor
tant personages, and were treated
like common Chinese laborers. They
came from New York, and on their
way west first-class passage was re
fused them. The customs, police
on this side said the law required
them to be treated the same as pack?
ages in bond. They were locked up in
the box car and so brought through.
The man who let them out of the car
incurred a fine of S150. The custom
authorities have apologized and hope
to escape farther ill consequence.
MRS. LANGTRr DISHEARTENED.
London, Sept. 26. Mrs. Langtry,
it is reported, has returned to Paris
disheartened, her husband having re
fused absolutely to see or talk with
her on the subject of a divorce. The
solicitors of both parties met, but Mr.
Langtry was not there. It is report
ed that he is earning a good living
and won't consent to any arrange
ment to hand his wife over to another
A BRITISH SUCCESS.
CALCUTTA,Sept, 26. The British col
umn under colonel Graham has en
tered the Jelapa Pass. The great
force which opposed them was badly
armed and handled, and easily routed
The loss was 20 killed. The British
now hold the entrance to Thibet,
which was the object ot tho expedi
ADVICE TO MOTHERS .
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup
should always bo used for children
teethinc It soothes the child, softens
the gums, allays all pain, cures wind
cholic, and is the best remedy for diar-
rho3a.Twenty-uvo cents a oouie.
AX OFFICIAL LIST.
Of the Steamers Belonging In thtt Dlitrlct.
Following is a list for which we are
indebted to Mr. E. Z. Ferguson, of the
steamers belonging in the district of
Oregon, and the number of passengers
allowed by law.
Name. No. Passgr's. Owned.
A. B. Field 35 Astoria
Clara Parker 100
Gen. Canby 80
Gen. Garfield 20
Lena 25 LaCenter
Lucea Mason 100
Mountain Buck.... 25
.Shoal water Bay
Eureka 25 Brookfield
Aberdeen 30 Aberdeen
Herald 30 "
(To this list is to be added the Winona,
FEEIOni BTEAMEB3 ONLY.
John West. Hattie, M. G. Haaven,
Polar Bear, Dolphin, Donald, Sophia,
Salem No.3 (steam ferry). Cruiser, South
Bend, Traveler, Hunter, Favorite, Colum
Some of the above can carry passen
gers, but their papers are made out for
When Yon Go to Portland
Frank Fabre, Occidental hotel restau
rant, will be glad to see his Astoria
friends, A good dinner at a moderate
price ana everything in season.
Ludlow's Ladies' 3.00 Fine Shoes;
also Flexible Hand turned French Kids,
at IT. J. UOODUAN'8.
At the Telephone Restaurant for sup
pers, parties, etc. The best cooked to
Tuesday and Wednesday,
October 2nd and 3rd.
Second Appearance of
HUDSON & ECKERT'S
Juvenile Opera Co.
Under the Personal Direction of
T. WILMOTT ECKEKT.
Ill OS DAY, Oct 2nd:
CHIMES OF NORMANDY.
TUESDAY, Oct. 3rd:
H. M. S. PINAFORE,
Special Scenory and
Box Sheet open for the sale ot Keserved
Seats. Saturday, Sept. L-Jth, lu a.m., at the
New York Novelty Store,
Ross' Opera House.
ONE NICHT ONLY.
Thursday, September 27th.
Champion Colored Heavy-weight of Aus
Champion Colored Heavy-weight of
Will positively appear in a friendly set-to.
Faddy Gorman and Sam Pitzpatrick,
Late of Australia,
Will also appear iu a friendly contest.
The Eclipse Quartette,
The Finest Quartette of Colored Singers
In the World, introducing
Solos, Duets, Plantation
Specialties, Harp Solos, Etc.
Prices of Admission : 50c, "5c, and $1,00.
ANEATCOTTAGEIN UPPER ASTORIA
Kent, S10 per month. Apply to
Neat, Quick And Cheap at The
ASTOEIAN JOB OFFICE
Fine Pigs For Sale.
rl AVE SOME FINE BERKSHIRE MALE
Pies for sale. Any one desirous ot improv
ing his breed of hogs has here a good oppor
tunity. Apply to D. P. Trulllnger, at J, C.
Selling Off at Cost and Less.
As we are going to close up business in
Astoria, now is the time for you to buy
goods cheap, especially Crockery and Glass
Ware, which we are selling less than you
will ever be able to set tlieni again.
Call Early and Secure Your
Pick of the Bargains.
D. L. BECK & SONS.
Allen & Krosel.
Handsome Waif Paper,
Painting, Papering. Graining, Etc.,
Done in Satisfactory Style and at
Corner Jefferson and Cass Sts., Astoria, Or.
J. H. D. GKAY
wholesale and retail dealer In.
GROCERIES FLOUR, AND FEED
Hay, Oats, Straw, Wood, Etc.
LIME, SAND AND CEMENT
General Storage and Wharfage on reason
able terms. Foot of Benton street, Astoria,
Carnahan & Co.
I. "W. CASE,
IMPORTERS AND WHOLESALE AND
RETAIL DEALERS IN
Corner Chenamus and Cass streets.
(ITY BOOK STORE.-
STATIONERS AND BOOK SELLERS.
GRIFFIN" & REED.
I rmtiiiuimi!iinTS2g3ggy,pT,ib5affmiii imjlEZZl JL.
fc LINEN GILL NETTINGJV.SPECIALTY.
The Oldest and Largest Manufacturers of
IN THE UNITED STATES.
Salmon Perse Seines. SalmonPouua Nets. Salmon Gill Nets.
JSTEish Nettings of all kinds supplied at the shortest pissible notice, and,
at me lowest rates, aii macie irom our
Guaranteed to be tho strongest nnd moat
PACIFIC COAST FISHERIES.
This TWINE is mnnufactured only bv ourselves, directly from the raw material,
and costs no more in NETTINGS tnan the cheaper grades.
Send for samples; also for our illustrated
rnuaneipnia ana l.oiuion.
Americas. Hot and Twine Company,
Hi, 15a PdcLZiiXSldESRy
FIRE BRICK dkalkbin FIRE CLAY
Hay, Oats, and Straw, Lime, Brici, Cement, Sand and Plaster
Wood Belirered to Order. ' Drajlng, Teaming and Eipress Business.
tBI -m dA-SC-iSC-'ffwJ- ' - Tv
IBB apply to the Captain, or to
Seines, Pounds, Traps,
FISH NETTING OF EVERY DESCRIPTION.
MADE TO ORDER OF BEST QUALITY.
Woodberry Seine Twines
AT LOWEST PRICES OF NETTING COMBINATION.
Barbour's Salmon Net Threads.
HENRY DOYLE & CO.. 511 ! 519 Market St.,
Sole Agents for the Pacific Coast.
Great Slaughter Sale:
FIELD AND OPERA GLASSES,
BASE BALL GOODS,
THE NEW YORK NOVELTY STORE
Main St., Opposite FarJser House.
City Tax Notice.
XTOTICE IS HEREBY GIVENTHAT THE
JLl Tax Roll of the city of Astoria, Clatsop
county, Oregon, Is now in my hands for col
lection and will remain with me for thirty
dajs. after which time the taxes remaining
unpaid will he deemed delinquent, and as
sucn win De returned to tne Auditor.
J. G, HUSTLER.
City Treasurer and Tax Collector.
desirable twine now made especially for the
catalogue. Highest awards atlioston,
(1,1 111 PARKER
Eben P, Parker.Master.
ForTOWINO, FREIGHT or CHAR
B. B. PABKEK.
Our Entire Stock !
Is Offeml at n Sacrifice
Until Further Notice.
We are going to New York
TO PURCHASE THE
Biggest Stock of Goods
Ever brought to this market.
Groceries, Provisions and Mill Feed.
Crockery, Glass Plated Ware.
The Largest and finest assortment of
Fresh. Fruits and Vegetables.
Received fresh every Steamer.
Irish Flax Threads
ri.r. 5. HTvV'wi i "r
GRAND PRIX PARIS 1878,
GRAND CROSS OF THE LEGION D'HONNEDR.
They received the
ONLY GOLD MEDAL
For FLAX THREADS at tho
And Ijave been nwarded HIGHER PRIZES at tho various
Than the goods ot any other
IN THE WORLD.
Quality C?an Always be Depended on.
Experienced Fistaeilse no Other,
HENRY DOYLE & CO.,
517 and 519 Market Street, SAN FRANCISCO.
AGENTS FOR PACIFIC COAST.
WOODBEEEY SEINE TWINE. EOPE and NET
TING Constantly on Hand.
TEAPS furnished to order at
Fall line best quality
Bis c t in Reading Matter.
RETAIL DEALER IN
Lairtf, Schober & Mitchell's
a rm.r. LINK,
SEINES, POUNDS and
Lowest Factory Prices.