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-MARCH 7. 1889.
Electrician Edison is going to spar
kle with a 10,000,000 candle-power
at the Paris exposition. If anybody
can reflect honor on America be can.
The kerosene used in Dakota
freezes solid at 7 below zero, and it
is as much a part of the household
work to melt a cake of kerosene as it
is to wash the dishes or aweep the
A Chicago broker was called worth
85,000.003 the day he died. A -week
later his assets -were only S250.000,
and when his debts were paid there
wasFjnst enough remaining to put
him up a 8300 monument
The Kansas house has passed a bill
to prevent alien landholding in the
state. It provides that an alien -who
has signified his intention of becom
ing a citizen must do so in six years
or forfeit his land. It also forfeits
Washisgtok selected his advisers a
hundred years ago. lie chose Thomas
Jefferson for secretary of state, Alex
ander Hamilton for secretary of the
treasury and General Knox for secre
tary of war. These constituted all of
his executive family at first.
The people of Preston, Canada, are
in a state of mild excitement over the
fact that the Pope, out of the thou
sands of jnbileo presents sent him
from all parts of the world, choso for
his own personal use an office desk
made bv a firm in their town.
Charles A. PiH.sntmr, the great
Minneapolis miller, told a reporter
Tuesday that the wheat crop was very
short and flour would advance in
price to a very high figure. In re
gard to the flour trust he said it was
"busted" before it was formed.
TnE movement in the Minnesota
legislature to appropriate 8100,000
for the purchase of seed wheat for
farmers this spring gives n glimpse of
suffering in that state. There i3 rea
son to believe that the situation is
much worse in some parts of Dakota.
North End, Md., has an enterprise
which has no counterpart elsewhere
in the worli It is an establishment
for the removal of the tin from the
sheet iron in scrap tin. If North End
wasn't so far from this ond, the Col
umbia river canneries could keep that
Governor Francis of Missouri ha3
performed the rare and difficult feat
of complimenting both the blue and
gray by appointing an adjutant-gener
al who, it is said, went into the war
with one color and came out in the
other, having served under both flags
before the war was over.
In Philadelphia one night week be
fore last representatives Long and
Breckinridge made after dinner
speeches. The ex-governor of Massa
chusetts remarked: "Mr. Breckin
ridge is a distinguished member of
the retiring Democratic party, while
I am a retiring member of the dis
tinguished Republican party."
The New York Press suggests an
effective plan to wipe out the national
surplus. Boston, it says, needs S10,
000,000 to protect its harbor, Now
York 823,000,000 and other cities smal
ler sums. If our seaboard cities are
put in a proper attitude of defense,
the Press thinks tho tariff question
would be settled for four years at
The financial statement of the Chi
cago, Milwaukee & St Paul railway
company for 1888, filed with the "Wis
consin commissioners at Madison, is
the most unfavorable report yet made
by any western road for tho past year,
not excepting the Chicago, Bnrling
ton & Quincy. Disbursements were
84,689,703 in excess of the gross in
come. The naval authorities are lending
the Nicaragua canal enterprise a cord
ial assistance. Commander R. D. Ev
ans, secretary of the lighthouse board,
has been granted leave of absence and
goes out to Greytown as superintend
ent of construction for the Maritime
Canal company. Naval engineers
have been active in the preliminary
Marshal von Moltke will, next
Friday complete his seventieth year
of active service in the Prussian army.
The anniversary is to be kept with
mueh ceremony. The lata emperor,
William I, was the only person in this
century who has yet celebrated it, as
field marshal von Wrangle, who
lived long enough, retired from ac
tive service before the seventy years
The work of surveying the entire
route of the Congo railroad has been
nished and work will probably soon
be begun. The length of the route
isjabout two hundred miles. The en
gineers reckon that it will take two or
three years to build it, and cost about
live milhon dollars. When finished
it will bo the most important means
yet secured for opening the heart of
Africa to civilization.
Some parties boring for gas at
Litchfield, 111., were horrified at strik
ing blood and afterward hearing cries
at the depth of 300 feet A voice
called up to them through the hele:
"You have killed some one down
liereP' Later the mystery was solved
by the presentation of a bill for 850
'for one mule killed bv drill." There
was a coal mine underneath which
the drill had pierced, and struck a
mule, killing him.
A British government vessel, the
Egeria, has been making some sound
ings south of the Friendly islands,
and reached depths of 4,430 fathoms,
or 26,580 feet The TJ. S. steamer
Tuscarora, sounding on the Japan
coast, found 4,655 fathoms, or 27,900
feet The Blake, TJ. S. war steamer,
found 4,475 fathoms off Porto Rice.
So the extreme depth of the ocean
is about five miles. At these depths
the temperature is very nearly uni
form at 33 degrees Fahrenheit, or a
little above freezing for fresh water.
The pressure at these depths is nearly
six tons, or 12,000 pounds to a square
A writer in Harpei ' Weekly, de
scribing our navy, says that besides
the wooden ships, there are now afloat
building, or authorized, thirty-one of
steel or iron. Four of them, the
Roach cruisers, are in commission,
"fast, well-armed and efficient" Two
more can bo put into active service on
very short notice, the Yorktown and
Vesuvius.. Three which will soon
follow, the Charleston, Baltimore
and Newark, "ought to be unsur
passed by any otjjer ships in the
world," and two of which will also be
ready within ajtwelvemonth. Lieuten
ant Kelly says that "the Philadelphia
resembles the Baltimore, the San
Francisco the Charleston, though
both the latter ships have their bat
teries better disposed and are guaran
teed under penalty to make nineteen
knots." As to atmorplates and guns,
wo now have establishments for pro
ducing them "which within a year
will make us independent of the
Before the Land Commissioner).
Salem, March 5. The board of
state land commissioners, composed
cf the governor, secretary of state
and treasurer, met to-day in regular
session. The principal business was
the consideration of the application
of Judge Aaron E. Wait, of Portland,
and Col. Adair, of Astoria, for tho
completion of their purchases of
Judge Wait holds a certificate of
purchase to 626 acres on tho Colum
bia river, in Clatsop county, under
the laws of 1870, which did not limit
the amount of individual purchase.
Under that law the buyer paid 20 per
cent down and was given ten years
to pay the remainder. He allowed
the time to elapse and then the law
of 1887 was enacted, which revived
the right of such certificate holders,
but limited the amount to which one
person could obtain title to 640 acres,
and compelled him to make full pay
ment on, or before January 1, 1889.
This period has also passed; and be
sides, the law provides that, after
January j, losy, no one person can
purchase more than 320 acres,
and now Mr Wait, as well as
the board, is puzzled to know
what to do. He wants the 620
acres, or none of the tract, and tho
board does not seo its way clear to
giving him the title; so the matter
has been laid over until tbe next
meeting, for the purpose of seeking
legal light on the subject.
Colonel Adair's case is almost par
allel, only his purchaso included some
4,000 acres, and he is now content to
take 320, provided the money already
paid can be applied to paying for it.
The whole thing goes over until the
Tlio New Discovery.
You have heard your friends and neigh
bors talking about it lou may your
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
troublo, 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.
Meals Cooked to Order.
Private rooms for ladies and families:
at Central Restaurant, next to Foard &
Best Beds in town. Rooms per night
BO and 23 cts, per week StK). New and
clean. Private entrance.
Ludlow's Ladies' S&00 Fine Shoes;
also Flexible Hand turned French Kids,
at P. J. Goodman's.
. Parties desiring Good Board and Clean,
Comfortable Lodging at Reasonable
Terms, can be accommodated at
Mrs. ".May Ross Private -Boarding
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A NEW PLAN.
Fresh Alaska Salmon Transported.
New Haven, Conn., Mar. 6. Lieu
tenant Howard, U.S. navy, of this
city, has organized a stock company
for the purpose of establishing a salm
on fishing and fur trading post in
Alaska. The business of the company
will be entirely different from that
of any other of the companies now
engaged in this trade. They intend
neither to smoke or can tho catch,
but instead by moans of a preserva
tive, will be able to transport the fish
in a perfectly fresh condition to the
market of San Francisco. By so do
ing the company expects to gain con
trol of the market for salted fish.
When the fish now reach San Fran
cisco they have lost their delicate fla
vor and bright pink color. The prob
able location of the company's estab
lishment will be on the Yukon river.
THE ALASKA BOUNDARY LINE.
Washington. Mar. fi Th nr;.
dent has sent to the house corres
pondence upon the question of the
undetermined boundary between Alas
ka and British America. The corre
spondence embraces reports of confer
ences held between Prof. W. H. Dall,
Of the United Stntpq cTPnrrrnnlimjil
surveys, and Dr. G. V. Dawson, of
oanacia, upon that subject. Dall
thinks the boundary should be deter
mined bv the wafprsTiPfl nf tlm four
great rivers of Alaska, all of tho land
uraineu Dy rivers flowing seaward to
belong to the United States, and all
the land drained by rivers flowiug
eastward to Canada. Plans of the
survey accompany the correspond
nece, with a lengthy argument from
each of the commissioners, showing
why his plan is the best.
THE ABMX SUPPORTS BOULANGER.
Paris, March 6. Five thousand
letters were seized at the office of
the Patriotic League. A cursory ex
amination shows that a large number
of the letters are from subalterns and
field nflfinprn in tllft nrmif nml inrlt-
cate the adherence of the writers to
A TRUCE IN SAMOA.
London. March 6. Advices have
been received from Samoa to the ef
fect that a truce has been declared
between the German consul and
Mataafa until after the Berlin con
ference. Mataafa agrees to prevent
the destruction of German interests.
near t Disease.
Bead tho hospital reports, read the
mortuary reports, lead the medical
publications, read the dail y newspapers,
and learn how wide-spread is heart dis
ease, how difficult of detection it is to
most people, how many and how sudden
are the deaths it causes. Then read Dr.
Flint's Treatise on Heart Disease, and
learn what it is, what causes it, what
diseases it gives rise to, what its symp
toms are, aud how it may be attacked.
If you find that you have heart disease'
ask your druggist for a bottle of Dr.
F.lints Remedy. The treatise mav be
had on application to Mack Dr.'g Co ,
Mrs. Winslow's Soothing Syrup
should always bo used for children
teething. It soothes the child, softens
the gums, allays all pain, cures wind
chohc, and is the best remedy for diar-rhoea.Twenty-five
cents a bottle.
AN EXPERIENCED MAN TEACHER,
for Bear Creek school. Wages. $45 per
month. Call on, or address
II. F. FISHER.
mnERE WILL BE 11ELD AN AD-
X Joumed meeting of the Progressive
Land and Building Association In Liberty
Hall, tin Friday evening, March 8th, 1883. at
7 o'clock. W. li. ROSS,
Mrs. Clara Glenn,
Rooms over Mrs. Rappleyea's. one door
south of Astouian office.
ASTORIA. - OREGON.
The Pioneer Machine Shop
BLACKSMITH --SS$g -feS?. j
All kinds of
Promptly attended to.
Aspeclalty made of repairing
FOOT OF LAFAYETTE STREET.
Neat, Quick And Cheap at The
ASTORIAN JOB OFFICE
(Next door to Carnahan & Co.'s.)
BUTTER, CHEESE. EGGS, POULTRY,
FISH AND GAME,
Fruit, Nuts, and Candies.
General Commission Merchant.
CHENAMDS STREET, - - ASTORIA.
Agents for the Celebrated
lyofl & Hialy
John C. Dement.
Successor to W. E. Dement & Co.
Carries Complete Stocks of
Drugs and' Druggists' Sundries.
Prescription Carefully Compounded.
Mexican Salvo and
Norwegian Pile Cure.
FOR THE BEST
Or any Kind of Photographic Work,
Call at the
Good Work and Reasonable Prices
Misses C. & Z. CARRUTHERS,
(.Successors to II. S. Sinister.)
Is at the old stand prepared to build all
kluds of boats used on the 1'acific Coast.
Builderrof steamers Electric, Favorite,
Tonquin, and others.
Model Making a specialty. Stock and
Van Dusen & Co.
Hardware and Ship Chandlery,
Pure Oil, Bright Varnish,
Binacle Oil, Cotton Canvas,
Hemp Sail Twine,
Cotton Sail Twine.
Wrought Iron Spikes,
Galvanized Cut Nails.
Agricultural Implement?, Spnliu;
Machine'!, I'liints, Oils,
Magnus G. Crosby
HARDWARE, IRON, STEEL.
Iron Pipe and Fittings,
HOUSE FURNISHING GOODS
SHEET LEAD STRIP LEAD
gj-n AND Ooppor.
ft Has a First Class
Thompson & Ross
And get some of those No. One
California Canned Fruits
We Are Selling GJieap
And ITariefy O-oods,
1 1 MaBrTm
Reasonable in Price;
Every instrument war
ranted for five years.
CAPITAL STOCK, $500,000
FRANK DEKTJM President
W. H. SMITH Vice-President
joiiw A. uim.D secretary
No. 1G0 Second St, Portland, Or.
I. W. Case, Agent, Astoria, Or,
Ship and Commission Agency
IX FIRST CLASH COMPAXIIM
AGENCY PACIFIC EXPRESS CO
C. P. UPSHUR,
Main Street Wharf - Astoria, Oregon.
Robb & Parker,
Fire and Marine Insurance,
With an ARgregate Capital of
IMPERIAL, of London.
CALIFORNIA, of California.
CONNECTICUT, of Hartford.
OAKLAND HOME, of Oakland.
LION, of London.
FIREMAN'S FUND, of California
Agents also for
TRAVELLERS', of Hartford-
Llfe and Accident
Tickets sold for the ALLAN Line of
Steamships, from Old Country to Astoria.
ROBB ft PARKER
At old office of J. O. Bozorth.
I Jverpool & I Jimlon ft (llobe. North HritWi
and MiTCiutlleof London and Kdinburgti.
Hartford of Connecticut, Comntt-iria! ol
California Agricultural, of waterlown. ;ew
York, London & Ijtiicasulre ol Llvi-rior!.
Kng .Fire Insurance Companies. Kepii-M-M-lu
a capital of $S7,ooo.(Ko
U. VAX IHNK. cn.t
GUST.YY HAXSI'.X, I'r.ip'r.
A Largt- and Well Scleut-d Slum til Fu.e
At Extremely Low Trices,
ill Goods Bought at Tbia Eatabllatiment
Watch and Clock Itepniriug
Corner Cass and Squenioqua Streets.
NOTICE IS IIEREBY GIVEN THAT I
have ibeen appointed administrator of
the estate of Neil Livingstone, deceased,
and all persons having claims against said
estate are required to present the same.
C. R. F. P. U , In Astoria. Clatsop county.
Mroann within ! mai... n.'i. J
w"rt- niiuiuoiAuiuiiuniiuiji ui is uaie.
a t n t, . , ALEX. IJOLMAN.
Astoria, Orlt Feb. 8th, 1889.
VirgiiiiaCigar ani Wacco Store
J. W. BOTTOM, Proprietor,
Water Street, Two Doors East of Olney.
Fine Clf its, Tobaccos and SmoScrs Artlclei,
Sold at Lowest Market Rates.
FRUITS, CANDIES NOTTONS.&o I
All the Latest Novelties,
Groceries Jj Provisions
Their largely Increasing trade enables
them to self at the very low est margin
of profit while giving you goods
that are of first class quality.
Goods Delivered All Over the City.
The Highest Price raid for Junk.
Groceries, Provisions and Mill Feed.
The Largest and finest assortment of
Fresk Fruits and Vegetables.
Ten acres cood land, tmnraved. nrphnrri
house and barn and outbuildings, well sup
plied ; two wells water, vrlthln pne mile of
Knappa, known as the Mitchell place.
cur particulars apply to
Irish Flax Tin
GKAND PEIX PARIS 1873,
GKAND CROSS OF THE LEGION D'HONNEUR.
They received tho
ONLY GOLD MEDAL
For FLAX THREADS at the
London Fisheries Exhibition 1883.
And havo been awarded HIGHER PRIZES at the various
Than the goods of any othor
IN THE AVORID.
Quality Can. SJ-raays fee Depended on.
Experienced FisktM Use i Otter.
HENRY DOYLE & CO.,
5 1 7 and 51 9 Market Street, SAN FRANCISCO.
AGENTS FOR PACIFIC COAST.
WOODBERRY SEINE TWINE. ROPE and NET
TING Constantly on Hand.
TRAPS furnished to order at
Ircfc n n
aS O 1 3 S 1 1 In I
OKI.O K. HAItKER.
CARI. A. HA30
I c. l. parker,
New Goods Arriving Every Steamer
OVER 30 PATTERNS.
The Old Stand - Astoria Oregon.
RETAIL DEALER IN
IX LOTS TO SUIT AND OF THE
At WILSON &. FISHER'S
SEINES, POUNDS and
Lowest Factory Prices.