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.MARCH 10. 1SS9.
New Yoke, March 9. An officer
at the navy yard has received a letter
from an officer on the crniser Atlanta
nt Aspinwall, which says that trouble
can hardly be averted when work on
the canal is absolutely stopped on
March 15th. The Colombian au
thorities and commanders of the
United States vessels Ossippe and
Atlanta and the British and French
war vessels have made preparations
to meet it
The writer sajs that there ha3 been
a gradual reduction in the force until
now there are but 10,000 men left
These are living in camps along the
canal. It is feared they will not only
try to take possession of the Panama
railroad, but that the revolution re
ported brewing in the interior may
break ont at the same time.
A MOVE TO TAX INCOMES.
Springfield. 111., 'March 9. Sen
ator Campbell has introduced in the
senate a joint resolution for a con
stitutional amendment, which shall
provide for taxing tho capital stock
and the receipts of railroad, telegraph,
expresses and all other corporation?,
and an income tax on all persons
whose income exceeds S1,000.
TAST IiIXE OF STEAMSHIPS.
Moxtkeal, March 9. The Allans
have made a proposal to the govern
ment for providing rapid service of
steamers on tho Atlantic to run in
connection with the Canadian Pacific)
railroad and the proposed fast line
of steamers on the Pacific ocean, it
being part of the arrangement made
with the imperial government when
they agreed to subsidize the Pacific
road that a swift Atlantic lino should
also be provided.
AMERICAN EXHIBIT AT PARIS.
Paris, March 9. The management
of the exposition has set apart space
for the American exhibit of Indian
corn and will build a corn palace of
flifTorrnit Vimla of corn exhibited.
American cooks will prepare corn for
food in all the ways known.
THE TOPE AND TEM3E IS EUROPE.
Kome, March 9. The pope w pro
paring an encyclical on the necessity
of peace in Europe.
AMERICAN VESSEL SEIZED.
Gloucester, Mass., March 9. The
American schooner W. If. Toye has
been seized in lieaver Harbor New
Brnnswick, and compelled to pay a
fine to secure release. Tho master
calls the seizure an outrage and de
nies that he was smuggling.
A DINNER TO PARNELti.
London, Mar. 9. It is expected
that 2,000 persons will be present at
the dinner given in honor of Parnell.
Earl Spencer will preside.
Martha Washington's tomb.
FREDERicKbBURQ, Va., Mar. 9. Mr.
Shepherd, the owner of the land on
which lies the remains of Martha
Washington, denies all intention of
selling the property.
A CHANCE FOR rULQUE.
Panama, Mar. 9. It has been dis
covered recently that the juice of the
maguey plant is a certain remedy for
A BANKRUPT VISCOUNT.
London-, Mar. 9. Viscount Maude
ville, the oldest son of tho Duko of
Manchester, is bankrupt. His debts
amount to 112U,UUU. His bank
ruptcy is attributed to gambling and
living m excess of his income.
"THE COMPANY WEAKENS."
"The Pilots and Enjineers Masters of The
With the above head lines, Friday's
Telegram publishes the follewing:
At 11 o'clock this morning superin
tendent Johnson received a telegram
from superintendent Holcomb, stat
ing that the striking engineers and
captains could go to work at tlicir old
Tho associations of pilots and en
gineers held a meeting nt 2 o'clock
this afternoon to consider the matter,
and decided not to accept the propo
Tho following committees were ap
pointed to wait upon the O. It. & N.
officials and talk tho situation ever:
Pilots George Pease, George Gore
and S. V. Short
Engineers Thomas Short, Charles
.bvans and Wm. Maher.
The committees were instructed to
inform the officials that the offer
would not or could not be accepted
for tho following reasens:
When tho reduction of ten per cent
was ordered the masters struck.
Then tho pilots could have taken
their places, but did not, and stood in
with the masters. Tho pilots have
proper licenses, and could have filled
the positions, but staid by the nsso
ciation. "Now," say tho masters, "we
cannot go back on tho pilots. Thev
stood by us. They want their sala
ries raised to $100, while the second
engineers and mates want theirs
raised to S75 per month."
"We, the pilots, are willing to take
our old rates, but cannot go to work
consistently. If the company will
give the men their raise we will take
the boats out at once.
Superintendent Johnson says the
company will not raise the rates, and
thinks they have done all that is fair,
while tho men say that unless the
raise is allowed by Monday, tho figure
will be put up 10 per cent all around.
The company believe that by allowing
the old rates they can get enough
men back to break up the associa
tions. This the strikers deny, and
say there is not a man who will go to
work. Over twenty new members
have joined the union since the strike
The attempt to take the ocean
steamship employes into the strike
will doubtless end where it began, in
talk. The Slate of California will
leave to-night on her regular sched
ule time for San Francisco, and the
Columbia is due here to-morrow af
ternoon. She will bring no freight
from Astoria, landing here with only
tho cargo loaded at San Francisco.
The Telephone went down this
morning with mail for Astoria and
Washington territory points. So far
the company has been unablo to reach
tho offices on the Oregon side. It is
stated that Mr. Kamm will likely put
at least two of his boats on tho Asto
ria routo at once. This will pnt him
on the defensive side of the traffic
business when the company starts up
A SPECIMEN SUNDAY SERMON.
Br The Reverend Samnel Jones
Sam Jones delivered one of his
harangues, called "a sermon," in San
Francisco last Sunday. Here it is:
"The kind of men I like to see
saved is tho fellers that need it the
most To work hard all your life and
then die and be damned is the hardest
thing I know of. We niggers and
pore white folks want all the religion
we can get, for our lives are hard
enough. Tho rich man that lives
high and drinks his fine wines can
sort o' afford to be damned, for he
has a good time in this world, nnv-
After describing how lifeless some
churches were, Mr. Jones said: "If
there's anything that does tickle me,
it's to see a whole church up in the
wagon; some a-drinkin', some a cuss
in', some a-dancin', some a-plaiin'
cards, and the poor little preacher out
in the shafts all by himself trying to
draw the whole load, and every once
in awhile some one touching him up
alittle with a club, and expecting
him to make 2:40 on wheat straw."
"The saloons, tho gambling dens
and the shameless houses are all
joined together.but the churches are
all separated. If I was to say there
was five saints in this house every
feller in the house would lick out his
tongue and say, "By the grace of God
I'm one of them.' "
The speaker then condemned tho
practices of card playing, dancing and
theater-going by church members,
"Now, I don't care a pop of my fin
ger whether you agree with me or not
Now listen: Any church that tells
you it don't object to card playing,
dancing or theater going tells you a
lie as black as hell! I have never
seen a card-playing, dancing or thea
ter going member of the church that
was worth killing. There s no use
wasting powder on a dead dog. Show
me a fashionable house in this town
that's got any piety in it May God
give me a church always that's got no
standing with tho bon ton of the
The subject of rich dresses at
church was then discussed, and Mr.
Jones said that it was absolutely vul
gar to dress up in silks and diamonds
and then rack out to church in the
morning. "If you want a fine house
or a fine diamond just because some
one else has got them, you ain't mean.
you are only just silly. You wear a
No. 3 shoe and a No. 1 hat You
can't expect much of a feller whose
foot is biggern his head."
"Look ahere." he shouted, "when I
was a boy, a little feller, I used to
play townball, but 1 never got so low
down as to play baseball. Why, if I
had a yaller dog that went over and
saw ono of your Sunday baseball
games, Pd kill it just as soon as it got
Mr. Jones then took up one of the
collection baskets and went over its
contents twenty-five nickels, ten
dimes and and two quarters. He
"warmed it" to the audience for be
ing so mean in its contribntoin, and
said that only last week the people
had paid $12,000 to see some men
walk around the room, and on Sun
day it took 8,000 people to contribute
just a $100 for the gospel. He
further remarked on this score bv
"If any of you go away and say that
Sam Jones is preaching for money,
you tell a 1-i-er
He concluded by saying: "What
we want is n gospel that bits a man
where he lives. A good many men
tell me they don't like so much
laughing at these services. Why,
God bless your souls, it good solemn
preaching would save this town
it would have had its wings on long
A Sum In Addltlon(s).
The Tacoma World gives tho fol
lowing account of some of the recent
real estate transactions at the termi
nus, which will give an idea of affairs
at that place:
How many more additions to Taco
ma will Pierce county hold.'
From a birds-eye view of n milo
above the ground, the western part of
Pierce county must look something
like the face of a badly pitted Bmall
pox patient with Tacoma represent
ing a tremendous wart on one side.
The whole country within twelve
miles of the city is freckled all over
with additions, like the spots on a
leopard or a carriage dog, and ns
thick as the flies in a huckleberry pie.
10 a stranger who is unaccustomod
to tuo wide-awake ways of tho western
real estate rustler, the picture has a
comical side to it. He reads a glow
ing description of the incomparable
diamond or nonpariel addition, or
wnatever it may be, and gets all fired
up over the prospect of owning a
beautiful home near his business,
surrounded by numerous neighbors
on a convenient motor line, all for $50,
to be paid for at the rate of $5 a
month; for farther particulars see
daily papers. He may possibly, and
if he has been here a week he surely
will, go out to view the lots before
making a purchase. But what "a
change comes o'er the spirit of his
dreams." He starts early, and by
noon succeeds in wading ont through
mud and much profanity to the ad
dition, which he finds all right by the
aid of a pocket compass and the
blazes out on the trees. He stands for a
moment in a mud hole on the pros
pective corner of Chestnut and One
Hundredth and 'steenth streets, ten
miles from the postoffice, eight miles
from a railroad, with not a house
within au hour's walk, and then he
hustles back toward town for fear
that night would overtake him in the
trackless forest and ho be lost in the
fifth ward on the proposed site of a
new opera house.
Very likely, however, the real es
tate dealer drives him out to the pro
perty, and as he rolls along he be
comes so dazed with the agent's fairy
like manipulation of the facts and
the oriental magnificence of his ex
aggerations, that he scarcely realizes
what a distance ho has come.
This is a great country. On an
average of once n week there is
placed on tho market a new addition
to Tacoma, and each one is generally
nearer some other place than it is
this city. Scarcely any addition has
less than two streetcar lines running
through it, and there are about a doz
en new railroads to start this spring
on paper, and end on the same
The World has nothing to say
against real estate investmeuts here.
Real estate is the life of this city. It
does more business in land than any
city in the west, north of San Fran
cisco, and a man coming here can
double, yes treble his money in a
year. But it does say to the poor
man, pnt your money in inside
property. Bay a good residence lot
and build a small house on it, if you
are able, and be wary of buying
property that you bavo to biro a
guide each time you visit it.
The "American Grocer"' a Hear.
San Fiuncisco, March 8. Tho
American Grocer looks upon the re
cent report of sales 350,000 to 575,000
cases of the next season's pack of
salmon as somewhat fishy. It says
that "it is the opinion of people con
versant with inside trade information
that the move has been to buy some
Columbia river packs at high prices,
in order to make good sales for Alas
ka salmon, their interest in Alaska
and other waters bemc verv heavv.
Packing salmon in Alaska is a profit
able business, as indicated by the
report that the Karluk company
has declared a dividend of S125.000.
or about $1 per case for the quantity
packed last season. Alaska salmon
is held at $1.30L35 in San Fran
cisco, and has been offered New York
jobbers at S1.32. Some large packs
nave been placed entire at lower
figures." A suspicious circumstance,
as it is regarded nere, is tho fact that
while these salmon are reported sold
for export, they are being offered to
the domestic trade.
Another significant fact mentioned
by the Grocer is that their Liverpool
correspondents make no reference to
any such purchase for English ac
count, but do speak of the purchase
of some British Colombia pack. If
any considerable proportion of
futures reported sold last Monday
go out of the country, it will, of
course, help make a good price for
the remainder, and at the same time
help Hingiish operators to get a good
price for stock on hand and en route.
The Grocer says good authorities
claim tnat Alaska salmon cac bo laid
down in San Francisco at 7590
cents per dozen tins.
We desire to say to our citizens, that
we have been selling Dr. King's New
Discovery for Consumption, Dr. King's
New Life Pills, Bucklen's Arnica Salve
and Electric Bitters, and have never
handled remedies that sell as well, or
that have given such universal satisfac
tion. Wc do not hesitate to guarantee
them every time, and we stand ready to
refund tho purchase price, if satisfac
tory results do not follow their use.
rnese remedies nave won tlieir great
popularity purely on their merits. J.
w. conn, Druggist
Best Beds in town. Rooms per night
w aiiu zj cis., per wees 51.50. isew and
clean. Private entrance.
Mrs. Winslow'8 Soothing .Syrup
siiouiu always be used for children
teething. It soothes tho child, Mittens
the gums, allays all pain, cures wind
cholic, and is the best remedy for diar-rhcea.Twenty-fivc
cents a bottle.
Co to Jeffs lor Oysters.
All lhl nnrftnf: mpHiniTio ,irif,Av4Ianrl
iu this paper, together with the choicest
it-wuiiijuuiviicb unifies, eic can
be bought at the lowest prices, at J. W.
Conn's drug store, opposite Occident
And Free Lunch at the Telephone Sa
loon, 5 cents.
Combines the juice of the Blue Figs of
California, so laxative and nutritions,
with the medicinal virtues of plants
known to be most beneficial to the
human system, forming the ONLY PER
FECT REMEDY to act gently yet
promptly on the
KIDNEYS, LIVER AND BOWELS
Cleanse the System Effectually,
HEALTH and STRENGTH
Naturally follow. Every one is using it
aid all are delighted with it. Ask your
druggist for SYRUP OF FIGS. Manu
factured only by the
CALIFORNIA FIG SYRUP CO.,
Sax Fjcakcisco, Cal.
Loctsmir. Kr. Nr Yor, N. Y
nAfcA v iJ3W.
A FULL STOCK OF
JLnsi Variety C&ootls.'
Agents for the Celebrated
Lyoa & Healy
SAN OS pHSsii
n d n a m o ShsJ
Wr 1 1 J bI I b oJv Toi 1 rjff fV fTr
NEW MARKET BLOCK,
Carry the largest and most complete stock of the very
best and latest improved
Farm, Dairy, and Mill Machinery,
ENGINES, BOILERS AND SAW MILLS,
Wagons, Buggies, .Carriages. Carts, Harness,
And Machinery and Vehicles of Every Description.
We Guarantee our Goods the Best, and OUR PRICES THE LOWEST,
tSTCall and see us or send for our Handsomely Illustrated Catalogue, mailed
FREE on application.
Please mention The Astoeian.
WHITE HOUSE STORE
Call and satisfy yourself as to the truth of
P. S. Sole agents for Clatsop county of
A LARGE QUANTITY OF LIVING SEA
Uors and Seals, for which a liberal
pries will be paid; also two Cougars, six
otter, six mink and a joung male mountain
FAST TIME BETWEEN
Portland and Astoria!
Dally. Except Saturday, at 8 P. M.
Dally, Except Sunday, at " A. st
Thompson & Eoss
And get some of those No. One
California Canned Fruits
We Are Selling Cheap
EeasoiMe ie Price.
Every instrument war-
s ranted for fivo years.
house in the City on
the foregoing assertion.
Carter's Capo Ann Oil Clothing.
-GUSTAY HANSEN, Prop'r.
A Large and Well Selected Stock of Fine
Diamonfls i Jewelry
At Extremely Low Prices.
All floods Bought at This Establishment
Wntcli and Clock Repairing
Corner Cass and Squcmoqua Streets.
MEMBERS OF THEC. K. F. P. UNION
are notified not to flsli forSalmon, dur
ing the month ot March, as the law wlll.no
doubr. be strictly enforced by the Oregon
Astoria, February, 20, 18S9.
Manufacturer and Importer of
Saddles, Harness, Collars, Whips,
Sadd'ery Ilardware, Horse Clothing, Robes,
Leather, Carriage Trimmings, etc,
AT P0RTLA5D PRICES.
Opposite Wilson & Fisher's dock, Astoria, Or,
Notice to Bidders.
SEALED BIDS WILL BE RECEIVED 0N
tll March 18th 12 M.,by the Astoria& South
Coast Railway, for thlrtv thousand hewed
or sawed cross ties. Bids will be received
for the whole or any portion of the ties.
The company reserves the risht to reject
any or all bids.
Specifications can be obtained at the office
of the undersigned, to whom all bids should
HENRY B. THIELSEN,
Chief Eng'r and Supt. A. & 3C. By.
"r tS Xtl -
All the Latest
New York Novelty Store.
Groceries I Provisions
oard & Stokes
Their largely increasing trade enables
them to sell at the very lowest margin
of profit w hlle giving you goods
that are of first class quality.
Goods Delivered All Over the City.
The Highest Price Paid for Junk.
WHOLESALE AND RETAIL DEALER IN
Groceries, Provisions and Mill Feed.
Crockery, Glass Plated Ware.
The Largest and finest assortment of
Frosh. Fruits and "Cegetafcleo.
Ten acres good land, Improved, orchaid,
house and born and outbuildings, well sup
plied; two wells water, within ono mile of
Knappa, known as the Mitchell place.
For particulars apply to
Parties desiring Good Board and Clean,
Comfortable Lodging at Reasonable
Terms, can be accommodated at
Mrs. May Ross' Private Boarding
Three blocks below Grimes' Bridge, Sea
Jensen's Patented Can Capping
Will Cap and Crimp OS CANS per JII.VETE.
It has proved to Reduce the Leakage more
than fiO per cent, less than band capped.
Price, 300O. Orders compiled with by
The Jensen (Jan-Pilling Machine Oo.
Next door to C. II. Cooper's.
Thrall & Sherman
Jint from San Fiancisco.
Empire Veils, Jane Hading Veils.
W. P. 0LS0K.
New Store Just Opened, Near
Clothing; Men's and Ladies'
Cigars, Tobacco, Stationery, and Notion.
Cheap as the Cheapest.
Cannerymen and Fishermen.
Just received, direct from the factory, a
full assortment of Woodberry's soft laid
Cotton Twines, and wo, ?J, and H thread
and twine laid. "A" quality, Cotton Kope.
MORGAN & SHERMAN.
VirgiBlaCipr and. Totaco Store
J. W. BOTTOEI, Proprietor,
Water Street, Two Doors East of Olney.
Fine Cigars, Tobaccos and Smokers Articles,
Sold at Lowest Market Bates.
FRUITS, CAHDTEB XTOTIONS.&o
'gELO r. PAUKKR.
CARL A. HANSO.V
Parker & Hanson
C. L. PARKER,
New Goods Arriving Every Steamer
OVER 30 PATTERNS.
The Old Stand - Astoria Oregon.
IX LOTS TO SUIT AXD OF THE
At WILSON & FISHER'S
CAPITAL STOCK, $500,000
fire m mm
FRANK DEKUJI President
W. H. SMITH Vice-President
JOHN A. CHILD ..Secretary
No. 160 Second St, Portland, Or.
I. W. Case, Agont, Astoria, Or.
Ship and Commission Agency
IM FIR8T CL1AH8 COMPANIES
AGENCY PACIFIC EXPRESS CO
C. P. UPSHUR,
Main Street 'Wharf - Astoria, Oregon.
Robb & Parker,
Fire and Marine insurance,.
With an Aggregate 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-
. . Lire and Accident.
Tickets sold for the ALLAN Line of
Steamships, from Old Country to Astoria.
ROBB & PARKER.
At old oQlce of J. O. Bozortb.
Liverpool & London A Olobe. North British
and Mercantile of London and Edinburgh.
Hartford of Connecticut, Commercial of
California Agricultural, of Watertown, New
York, London & Lancashire of Liverpool,
Eng..FIre Insurance Companies, Represent
In a capital of $67,000,000.
B. VAX DUHEX. Ageut.
John C. Dement.
Successor to W. E. Dement & Co.
Carries Complete Stocks of
Drugs and Druggists Sundries.
Prescriptions Carefully Compounded.
Mexican Salve and
Norwegian Pile Cure.
Mrs. Clara Glenn,
Rooms over Mrs. Rappreyea's, one door
south of Abtoriax office.