CZ3 t gtoiltf gustoriaw. ASTORIA. OREGON: SUNDAY, .MARCH 10. 1SS9. TELEGEAPHIU BRIEFS. 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 hydrophobia. 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 Situation." 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 wages. 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 sition. 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 was begun. 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 again. 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- how." 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, and said: "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 town." 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 back home." 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 saying: "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 ago." 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 sheet 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. Merit Wins. 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 TclcphoneliOdKluc Jlonsc. Best Beds in town. Rooms per night w aiiu zj cis., per wees 51.50. isew and clean. Private entrance. AnnrETn vnTirniu 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 hotel, Astoria. IVclnhnnl's Brer. And Free Lunch at the Telephone Sa loon, 5 cents. ftftuPofRts 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 AHD TO Cleanse the System Effectually, SO THAT PURE BLOOD, REFRESHING SLEEP, 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. City A FULL STOCK OF JLnsi Variety C&ootls.' Agents for the Celebrated Lyoa & Healy SAN OS pHSsii AND Wr'fJf--?rSli n d n a m o ShsJ Wr 1 1 J bI I b oJv Toi 1 rjff fV fTr NEW MARKET BLOCK, FORTX1.&XTD, 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, Quality Considered. tSTCall and see us or send for our Handsomely Illustrated Catalogue, mailed FREE on application. Please mention The Astoeian. WHITE HOUSE STORE Underselling every Call and satisfy yourself as to the truth of P. S. Sole agents for Clatsop county of NEW TO-DAT. Wanted. 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 Lion. Address PAULBnYTON. Portland, Ore. The Lurline. FAST TIME BETWEEN Portland and Astoria! LEAVE PORTLAND. Dally. Except Saturday, at 8 P. M. LEAVE ASTORIA, Graj's Dock, Dally, Except Sunday, at " A. st CO TO Thompson & Eoss And get some of those No. One California Canned Fruits AND VEGETABLES. We Are Selling Cheap BEAUTIFUL IN Tone Finish, 51 AND EeasoiMe ie Price. Every instrument war- s ranted for fivo years. OR.EG02T. v-v house in the City on the foregoing assertion. S.SCHLUSSELEst. Carter's Capo Ann Oil Clothing. -THE- DIAMOND PALACE! -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 Warranted Genuine. Wntcli and Clock Repairing A SPECIALTY. Corner Cass and Squcmoqua Streets. Notice. 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 Ush Commission. A. SUTTON, Secretary. Astoria, February, 20, 18S9. H. JACOBSON, 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 be addressed. HENRY B. THIELSEN, Chief Eng'r and Supt. A. & 3C. By. Astoria, Or. "r tS Xtl - WALKER, Hank Books, All the Latest New York Novelty Store. a riKeiimc ! BOY YOUR Groceries I Provisions -OF- 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. o The Largest and finest assortment of Frosh. Fruits and "Cegetafcleo. Received fresh For Sale. 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 WARD LENT. Knappa, Oregon. Seaside Boarding. Parties desiring Good Board and Clean, Comfortable Lodging at Reasonable Terms, can be accommodated at Mrs. May Ross' Private Boarding House, Three blocks below Grimes' Bridge, Sea side, Oregon. To Canners. Jensen's Patented Can Capping Machine. 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. Fashionable Millinery. 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 Leinenweber's Cannery. Clothing; Men's and Ladies' UNDERWEAR: 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 Watchmaker Jeweler. X5x Stationery. Novelties, 'gELO r. PAUKKR. CARL A. HANSO.V Parker & Hanson SUCCESSORS TO C. L. PARKER, DEALERS IN CENERALMERCHANDISE New Goods Arriving Every Steamer ims WEEK, WHITE GOODS OVER 30 PATTERNS. The Old Stand - Astoria Oregon. ever? Steamer. Net Floats IX LOTS TO SUIT AXD OF THE BEST QUAL1TT, At WILSON & FISHER'S INSURANCE. CAPITAL STOCK, $500,000 COLUMBIA fire m mm INSURANCE CO. 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 FIRE INSURANCE IM FIR8T CL1AH8 COMPANIES Representing 813,000,000 PHCENIX, Hartford, Conn. HOME, New York, AGENCY PACIFIC EXPRESS CO C. P. UPSHUR, Main Street 'Wharf - Astoria, Oregon. Robb & Parker, AGENCY OK Fire and Marine insurance,. With an Aggregate Capital of $10,000,01)0. 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. $67,000,000 Capital 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. DRUCCIST. Successor to W. E. Dement & Co. Carries Complete Stocks of Drugs and Druggists Sundries. Prescriptions Carefully Compounded. Agent for Mexican Salve and Norwegian Pile Cure. Mrs. Clara Glenn, FasTiionable Dressmaker. PRICES REASONABLE. Rooms over Mrs. Rappreyea's, one door south of Abtoriax office.