C31 $hc gatttj Historian. ASTORIA, OREGON: WEDNESDAY -MARCH C. 1859. ISSUED EVERY MORNING. (Monday excepted.) J. P. HALLOHAN & COMPANY, Publishers and Proprietors, Astoriax Building, - - CassStkeet. Terms of Subscription. Served lv Carrier, per week .... 15 cts Sent by Mall, per montb..... Co cts " " " one year. $7.00 Free of postage to subscribers. Thk Astorian guarantees to Us adver tlsers the largest circulation of any newspa per published on the Columbia river. J. W. Bottom is building a S1.500 residence near Mrs. Fope s. Salem speedily raised S20.000 sub sidy for a woolen mill at that city. The State arrived in from Sbu Francisco yesterday: and the Oregon sailed. This fine dry winter is rough on fresh water loggers; there is a pain ful absence of water near some of the camps. The Portland Electric Light is the latest. It is printed on white paper; the Oregon Siftings was printed on red paper. A salmon caught near Pacific Grove last week had an iron spike seven in ches long, with a half-inch head in its stomach. A Tacoma minister told his con gregation last Sunday that "there are no corner lots in heaven." This is important if trne. H. C. Thompson has a fine lot graded on Court street and will short ly begin the erection ot a handsome residence thereon. In the police court yesterday S. Hnghes was assessed S2 for drunken ness and four damsels forfeited ?5 each for fast driving. Arndt & Ferchen have made a neat job on the Frolic, putting in a single engine and placing her in excellent trim for the season's work. Captain Paul Boyton left Seattle for Portland last Monday evening. Thence he comes here to charter a vessel to captnre sea lions for Lincoln park. Collections are being made of the several property owners for their share of the expense ot putting in the sewer on Benton street, which cost about S2.000. The tng Astoria seems to make her headquarters on the other side of the river altogether now-a-days, and the Escort No. 2 appears to have every thing to herself in the way of deep sea vessels. It is reported that a Chinaman was hanged to a limb, near Takoa, "W. T., recently, for daring to seek work on the railroad in defiance of the edict recently given ont by white laborers that "no Chinese need to apply." A dispatch from Aberdeen, Cheha lis county, reports a fire in that city on Saturday, which completely de stroyed Rowe & Kopler's restaurant and William Pedlar's saloon adjacent Loss, 83.000; insurance, about 1,G00. Easter comes on the first Sunday after the vernal equinox, March 21st. The full moon succeeding, this year, is on Monday, April 10th. That brings Easter on April 21. Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, rails on to-day. For nearly two months has been exhibited in this vicinity a regular summer land and sea breeze. In the early morning hours the wind is off shore, the flags flying toward the west, and afternoon the breeze changes to dne west, the bunting Blantiug eastward. The decision in the supreme court of the United State in the case of the Oregonian Railway company against the O. R. &. N. Co. will be delivered next Monday. The decision was to have been delivered long since, bnt has been delayed on account of the illnes3 of Justice Mathews, who has the matter in band. "The novelty of a large hotel built on piles away from the shore, and with the tide waters of the Gulf of Mexico rising and falling under it, is materializing in Tampa Bay, Flor ida. Later on, when the house is opened, the guests will be able to fish for .tarpon and pompano from their bedroom windows." Ex. We have four hotels similarly situated in this city. Following are the salaries of the city officers ot Spokane Falls: Chief ot police, $150 per month; treasurer, 81,200 per year; clerk, $125 per month; attorney, x,ouu a year; superinten dent water works, 81500 a year; super intendent of streets, S100 amonth;su perintendent of sewers, $300 per year; engineer, S1.800 per year; health of ficer, S600 per year; police officers, 585 per month. AtG:45 yesterday morning, H. M. Thatcher, proprietor of the Astoria Grocery & Canned Goods Co., was roused from his peaceful slumbers by the crash of glass and woodwork, nnd going to the front found a blind horse with part of a wagon attached playing the part of a bull in a China shop. The horse had started down the Rue de Concomly street drawing a milk wagon, and the driver was un able to stay the speed of his sightless steed, hence these steers. The horse belongs to AFnrtado, who was aronnd later in the day to settle the dama ges. Go to Jeff's lor Oysters. A BIG STfiLEE. Which Materially Affects Astoria. The O. R. and N. River Employes Qnit, And the Boats are Accordingly Tied Up. The Reed did not arrive yesterday morning and there was no mail, and every body wanted to know why. When the Oregon arrived from Port land on her way to San Francisco it was learned that there was a general strike among the O. R. & N. employes, and that the Reed as well as the other boats were not turning a wheel. .uiuer aiapaicnes oegan to arrive, and it was evident that we were not going to have any mail. Thn Lurline left at one p. n., yesterday. ana orougni aown tony passengers, arriving here at eight o'clock yester day evening. She brought no mail. It was reported that Jacob Kamm bad asked the O. K. &N. Co., 82.000 to bring down the mail on the Lurline yesterday and they refused to pay him. It is very doubtful if the Tel ephone brings down any mail this afternoon. Right on this mail proposition is where the engineers and other striking employes have the company. 1 tuey see a mail sack go aboard they don't work. Postmaster Bell sent the mail up on the State yesterday when it arrived in from San Francisco, but beyond that there has been no mail moved either way since Monday and there is no telling when there will. There is a deadlock between em ployes and the O. R. & N. company. If the engineers hold together they can make the company accede to their terms: if they break, they are gone. The most of the engineers in the O. R. & N. employ have papers only for the Columbia river: the company knows this: the company is under heavy forfeit to carry the mail: the engin eers know that; and that is about how the matter stands. In the mean time it puts us to con siderable disadvantage. The second city in the state, with large business interests has no mail either arriving or departing and much incon venience, annoyance nnd loss must result The O. R. & N. should take immedi ate measures to lift the embargo and bring our citizens their mail, and car ry away what is accumulating in the postomc6 here. 1Lq Lurline leaves up at seven this merning: she will carry no mail The Telephone will make her usual trips, so Mr. Dougherty states, ac cording to advertised time. The Lurline will return leaving Portland at 8 o'clock this evening. Following is what yesterday's Ore go7iian, has to say about the matter: Yesterday morning the O. R. & N. Co. issued an order reducing the pay ot all the employes of the river divis ion whoso wages are &bU or upwards, per month, 10 per cent. The captains of passenger boats have been receiving $125, captains of tow boats $100, pilots or extra cap tains employed on boats running day and night $75. and mates SCO. En gineers on the Columbia river boats have been receiving 8100 and on the Willamette $99. and assistant en gineers $60. All those affected by the redaction, who learned of it, re fused to stand it, and refused to take out their boats. The Occident and Orient had gone up the river and the Telephone had started for Astoria before the order was learned ot by their officers, and the E. N. Cook was got off to Oregon City, the of ficers and engineers going under pro test Last evening the S. O. Reed, Boni taMultnomah, Oklahoma and Dixie Thompson were tied np at the Ash street wharf, and it is supposed that the other boats of the company will ue tied tip as soon as tney arrive. Just what action the officers of the Telephone will take is not known. The Masters' and Pilots' association, of which all affected by the reduction are members, held a meeting last evening to consider what was best to be done under the circumstances. Port captain James W. Troup was anxious to get the Reed started for Astoria at 8 o'clock, as there were a number ot passengers on board, but about that time a delegation arrived from the meeting and stated that the association had resolved that the men would not go to work until the wages of the tow boat captains had been raised to an equality with the passen ger boat captains, $125 per month, pilots to $100 per month, and mates S75. Engineers on the Columbia and Willamette must be put on an equal ity at S100 per month. Captain Troup said he would con fer with the officers of the company, but it was found that assistant mana ger Cookingham and superintendent Johnson were both out of the city, and it was impossible to get any de cisive answer to the demands of the men. He endeavored to make some temporary arrangement so as to get the Reed started, but the men re fused to go to work at all until their demands were acceded to. This is the situation at present and just when Messrs. Cookingham and Johnson can be heard from and what their decision will be is not known. The prospect is that there will be but little steam-boating done on the river to-day. For Rent. A pood nine-roomed house, at a low rate, centrally lecated: inquire at The Astorian office. tost. An A.O. U. W. Gold Pin: will the finder please leave it at The Astorian office and be rewarded. AH the patent medicines advertised in this paper, together with the choicest Eerfnmery, and toilet articles, etc-can e bought at the lowest prices, at J. W. Conn's dme store, opposite Occident hctel, Astoria. Mrs. Derby is receiving her spring styles of Millinery. Coffee and cake, ten cent3, at tlje Central Restaurant THE NEW P0ST1IASTEE GENERAL. His Kitchen In Ills Philadelphia Store. John Wanamaker conld give gen eral Hnrrison some good advioe nVionl tlio mnnnpement of the White house kitchen. Mr. Wanamaker has one of the biggest kitchens in the world. It is in the basement of his Philadelphia store, where no rats are tolerated and no dampness is per mitted to penetrate. Wanamaker takes great pride in this kitchon, as he does in everything connected whu his store. Often he goes down to the big steam cooking pans, lifts the lid, tastes the soup, peeps at the boiling potatoes, or inspects the little porce lain pan in which the Charlotte russe is served. Wanamaker is noted for his rich Charlotte russe, and the deli cacy is made from a recipe furnished the chief cook by Wanamaker him self. Wanamaker likes to take visi tors through his kitchen and ask them to sample the food in all its stages of preparation. His is one of the few great kitchens in the world which a man may go through and come out with a good appetite. Wanamaker's kitchen is actually an appetizer. The great merchant is never so happy as when running a knife into the Lancaster county bntter and passing it around for isitors to taste. In Wanamaker's restaurant from 4,000 to 8,000 persons are fed every day, and Wanamaker is not too proud to lunch in his own shop. In summer he makes and sells there 3.000 quarts of ice cream daily, and daring the oyster season fries 30,000 oysters. Wanamaker knows his trade and ca ters to it as carefully as an apple woman on the street corner. That is the way he became rich. An instance of this is to be found in the orders he once gave his restaurant manager about mince pies. "Have only the best mince pies that money will buy," he said, "even it you have to sell at a lofs. I can afford to sink $10,000 a year in mince pies rather than have people say I do not give them good pies. The people of Philadelphia can't be fooled on mince pies." Nei ther can Wanamaker, with bis usual carefulness in seeing that all orders are carried out to the letter it was for a long time his custom to slip down stairs and sample the pie every day. Wanamaker is now as famous for his mince pies as he is for his cabinet po sition. When Wanamaker first started up his restaurant, then a much smaller place than it now is, his manager or dered J.W dozen assorted pies in an ticipation of a big run by the Phila- dephians on their favorite pastry. Hut the customers were scarce the next day and when the store closed 197 dozen pies were still on hand. The restaurant manager was in con sternation. He at once sought Wan amaker, whom he found in his office after all the employes had gone home. "Are the pies still good?" asked the great merchant, alter listening to the manager's story. "Yes. They will be good all day to-morrow but not af ter that." "Well, then." said Wana maker "put an advertisement in every morning paper to-morrow announcing that for this day only we will sell choice fresh pies at a cent a cut. See what that will do." Next morning the Philadelphians read Wanamaker's pie advertisements, and by nightfall there was not a piece ot pie left in the house. In telling this story, Mana ger Gillam added: "That is the way with wanamaker. He will have only the best that is to be had, and when the goods won't move he makes them move." Who Li Your Best Friend? Your stomach of course. Why? Be cause it it is out of order you are one ot the must miserable creatures liv ing. Give it a fair, honorable chance nnd see if it is not the best friend you have in the end. Don't smoke in the morning. Don't drink in the morn ing. If yon must smoke aud drink wait until your stomach is through with breakfast You can drink more and smoke more in the evening and it will tell en yon less. If your food ferments and does not digest right, if yon are troubled with Heartburn, Dizziness of the head, coming up of the food after eating, Biliousness, In digestion, or any other trouble of the stomach, you iiad best use Green's August Flower, ns no person can use ;t without immediate relief. In a few days savs the S. F. Dailu Commercial News of the 1st. the as signees ot the firm of William T. Cole man & Co. expect to pay a dividend of 563,000 to the creditors. This will be about 5 per cent of the indebted ness of the firm on the figures ns com promised in Uecember last. It will be distributed between the secured and the unsecured creditors in the proportion of 60 per cent to the first ana su to ine latter, uy a previous payment about S126.000 was made over to the creditors. This second payment is not actually doe until next September, nnd, although the dividend has been agreed upon the money is not yet upon hand to meet it. A contemporary says "A gentle man connected with the matter ex pressed surprise that the press had obtained the information, He stated that the first dividend had been 25 per cent, ot the compromised debt, which he thought was 31,000,000, but he conld not give an exact statement of the amount or the total percent ages to date." The SewDhcoTcrr. You have heard your friends and neigh bors talking about it. Xou mayyour self be one of the many who know from personal experience just how good a thing it is. If you have ever tried It, you are one of its staunch friends, because the wonderful thing about it is, that when once given trial, Dr. King's New Discovery ever after holds a place in the house. If you have never used it and should be afflicted with a cough, cold or any Throat, Lung or Chest troubla, secure a bottle at once and give it a fair trial. It is guaranteed every time, or money refunded. Trial Bottles Free at J. W. Conn's Drugstore. CMltaCryforPitCuer'sCastoria SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 9. At the annual school meeting in the school house in district No. 9, at upper Astoria last Monday evening, nou. yj. uemenweuer was unani mously re-elected school director for the ensuing three years; Wm. B. Adair was unanimously re-elected school clerk; the resignation of Wm. H. Barker, as school director was re ceived and accepted. From the school clerk's report it was learned that the financial condi tion of the district is very satisfac tory, there being S4,000 worth of property free of all cumbrances. For the past year a good school has been maintained with an efficient corps of three teachers. A four mill tax was levied as being sufficient to continue the school the current year; 189 children were shown to be in the district by census report to date average number enrolled for past year, 135. A new addition to the school house was built the past year at a cost of $662, and repairs, etc., $166.25. The total receipts were S3.615.98, and to tal disbursements, S3,606.50, leaving a balance of $9.48 to date. If you have a discharge from the nose, offensive or otherwise, partial loss of the sense of smell, taste or hearing, eyes watering or weak,f eel dull ordebilitated, pain or pressure in the head, take cold easily, you may rest assured that you have the Catarrh. Thousands of canes annually, without manifesting half of the above symptoms, terminate in con sumption and end in the grave. No dis ease is so common, more deceptive, less understood or more unsuccessfully treated by physicians. The manufac turers oi ur. sages uatarrh lteniedy have for many years, offered a standing reward of $500 for a case of Nasal Ca tarrh, no matter how bad St of how long standing, which they cannot cure. Rem edy sold by all druggists, at 50 cents. m - . PERSONAL MENTION. Miss May Hobson has returned from Portland. Mrs. D. H. Welch, who has been quite ill, was reported better yester day. CIRCUIT COURT PROCEEDINGS. Taylor, F. J., J. Mar. 5. O. B. Estes vs. J. G. Hustler: ver dict for defendant State vs. A Zohard; on trial. Adjourned to 930 a. m., March Gth. A Sound Legal Opinion. E.Baiubridge Munday Esq., County Attv.. Clav Co.. Texas savs: 'llnvoiisril Electric Bitters with most liannv re sults. Sly brother also was very low with Malarial Fever and Jaundice, but was cured by timely use of this medi cine. Am satisfied Electric Rittpr"? saved his life." Mr. D. I. Wilcoxson, of Horse Cave, Ky., adds a like testimony, savinc: Jle postively believes he would have died j had it not been for Electric Bitters. ' This ereatremedv will ward off. ns well as cure all Malaria Diseases, and for all Kidney, Liver and Stomach Dis orders stands uncqualed. Price BO cents and SI, at Jno C. Demerit's. The latest stvle ot Gents' lloots ami Shoes at P.J. Goodmas's. Ludlow's Ladies' S3.00 Fine Shoes: also Flexible Hand turned French Kids at 1 J. Goodman'. AVeinhartl'ti Boer. And Free Lunch at the Telephone Sa loon, u cents. Clothing, Furnishing Goods, Hats, Trunks, Valises, etc. To the Trade, I take pleasure in informing the trade that I have received in .the last 20 days nearly 200 CASES Of staple and choice goqris. .which I offer at a very close margin to CASH BUYERS. Tt is inv desire to attract to As toria some of the Gray's Harbor and Shoal water Bay and Columbia River jobbing trade, which now goes to San Francisco and Port land; and knowing that I must nnntfi nxtremelv low nrices to es tablish business relations with you, I hereby extend a cordial invita tion to you to examine rav big stock and prices. 8 Am Anxious to Please. iRMAN The Reliable CLOTHING, HATS, FDRMSHM GOODS, BOOTS, Occident Hotel Building. r j. g sCASISS OF OXxOTHXNO'. I have just received my new stock of Spring Clothing, bought from first hands (the manufacturers) middle-men (jobbers) this time, thereby saving my customers one profit, which means from $3 to $5 on each suit of clothes. All the new designs of goods, cut in the very latest style. A Good Business Suit - - - $10 Boys School Knockabout Suits only $ 3 Good Pants from $1.50 and upwards. Ul Sole Agent for Astoria, of the celebrated CHRISTY SATS. 10 IVly Patrons. It is a source of pride to me to W able to announce that I now have beyond question, the most complete and select stock of Men's and Boy's CLOTHING, FURN ISHING GOODS, HATS, CAPS, TRUNKS, VALISES, BOOTS, SHOES, ami such other goods as are usually kept in a FIRST CLASS Men's Outfitting Estab lisnment; not only do I claim pre cedence in Astoria, but I may justly claim to equal any of the large clothing stores in Portland; and you will award me the "cake" please, when it comes to "low prices"! You will find in my store, Garments from the cheapest to the finest, and finished in a man ner taxing the ingenuity of the leading American tailors. I will say no more. Please call at your leisure and let me astonish vou! Wli Dealer in 5E, save money toy your goods of TILLAMOOK, Shoalwater Bay and Gray's Harbor The P. & C. S. S. Co.'s Steamer "ALLIANCE," Will sail from PORTLAND as follews: GRAY'S HARBOR-Thursday, October 4. 11, IS and 25. November l, 8, 15, 22 and 29, December 6. 13, 20 and 27. SHOALWATER BAY-October 4 and IS. November 1. 15 and 29. December 13 and 27. TILLAMOOK Monday-October 1. 15 and 29. November 12 and 2G. December 10 and 21. Steamer leaves Portland, from foot of G street at 8 P. M. on above dates. Astoria G A. M. the following morning. The Company reserves lbe right to change time and place of sailing. F. K. STRONG. President. C. P. UPSHUR, Agent Astoria. GEO. Jl'LEAX, SAM. FREEMAN. McLean & Freeman. BLACKSMITHS. Special Attention paid to all Shipand Steam boat Repairing. HORSESHOEING. Logging Camp Work a Specialty. All kinds of Blacksmlthlng done to order. Shop, corner Jefferson and Olney streets, Astoria, Oregon. A Fine and Well Sclcctcl Stock OF Watches, Jewelry,Clocks, etc. AT H. EESTROM'S Jewelry Establishment. All goods warranted, as guaranteed. Opposite Crow's gallery, Astoria, Oregon, BOOTS AND SHOES! Of Best Quality, and at LOWEST PRICES, AT THE SIGN OF THEJOLDEN SHOE. JOHN TTABCJST. F.H.SURPRENANT&CO., SUCCESSORS TO 0". O. lEl OSS County Coroner. First Class "Undertaking ESTABLISHMENT. New Styles, Caskets and funeral material. Next to astouian office. uUUruip the Season ! not from the purciiasin g The Str. Telephone Fast Time Between Portland and Astoria. LEAVE PORTLAND : Foot of Alder Street Dally, except Tuesday. at .." :00 a. jr. LEAVE ASTORIA : Wilson & Fisher's Dock. Daily, except Tuesday, at 8 :0O p. m. morgan & Sherman. GROCERS And Dealers In Special Attention Givento Filling Of Orders. A FULL LINE CARRIED And Supplies furnished at Satis factory Terms. Purchases delivered In any part of the city. Office and "Warehouse In Hume's New Building on Water Street. P. O. Box 153. Telephone No, 37. ASTORIA, OREGOIV. For Sale Seaside Lots. CHOICE LOTS IN MULKEY'S ADDI tion to Ocean Grove for sale upon rea sonable terms. Now Is the time to buy be fore the boom. Apply to GEO. NOLAND. Or C. R. Thomson. Theo, Bracker. Wholesale and Retail Dealer In CIGARS, TOBACCO, MEERSCHAUM. Wood and Olay Pipes, Playing Cards, CUTLERY AND NOTIONS. Tills being a branch ot the ln-enreld Smith Company, Importers ami Whole sale Dealers In Portland, I can if 11 to the Trade and other customers at Portland and San Francisco rates. FOR SALE AT A BARGAIN. A Square Piano. Enquire of Cannery Sillies! I. W. CASE. Agent.