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VOL. XXX1Y, NO MO.
ASTORTA, OREGON, FRIDAY, JUNE I a. 1890.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
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For FLAX THREADS at the
London Fisheries 23xh.ibiti.on 1883.
Ami li.iw lc n awarded IIKIIIEK l'HIZES at the arioii-.
Than Ihc goods of any other
IX TIIK WOULD,
Quality Can iLlraays "be SDepended on.
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517 and 519 Market Street. SAN FRANCISCO.
AGENTS FOR PACIFIC COAST.
WOODBERHY SEINE TWINE. ROPE and NET
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Purchases delivered t:i any par: or ISie city
OflB.ce and "Warehouse
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lutl Oil. "Wrought Iron Spike-,
5alvanl7ed Cut KaiN.
Agricultural Implements, Sov.itu
Machines, L'aiuts, Oils,
TMIelsen, Inter & Anflersen,
Surveyors and- Architects.
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jKiudredPark is the Favorite
(Buynow, before the raise. Lots,
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onvi-vanees of any kind, on .short notice.
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O. L. PARKER,
New Goods Arriving Every Steame
Iross - G-oods,
The Old Stand - Astoria Orecon.
S5 Cabinets for S2.50.
'fl y HEALTH XESTOFIER.
IT IS THE TDEAIi Ig3DICINE.
It ro-e: the .Liver and KidiiLVsaml Stoinadi,
Cure HiMilche. DvspcnMi, cre;itcs an Appe
lite, l'unfies Uie Impure I3!oo(l, and
JfolMgg-jPftG "Vteal: Strong.
Uscdoreryn-licrc 31 alxtllojsii:forf5-
' JL. ,i.VAfJUA. J. J--J J A.
Best wtrPFii i Nub! r7'5 1H
of Investors, and Lots arc selling fast.
$125 and $150: Terms easy.
CRAMPS WANT THE CRUISERS,
Political Wire WorMng to Poll Tie
j'Acinr coast uxnERitws.
Special by California associated Pri'ss.
"Washixgtox, June 12. Senator
Dolpli, of Oregon, to-day introduced a
bill for a branch home in Oregon for
disabled volunteer soldiers, in which
an appropriation of $200,000 is made
rbr that purpose.
The house legislative and judicial
appropriation bill has been amended
by the senate committee, making an
impropriation for clerk hire in the
surwvtir-geuernl s office m tne state ot
Wasliinlon 10,000, instead of $5,500.
SitVl.ll to THE AST.1KI.I
WASinxfiTOX. .Tune 12. In the con
test of ilic Xorthern Pacific, Oregon &
California, and Oregon Central Intl
road Co.'s verstLS Myron R. Brown, for
ceriaiu laud in the Oregon City land
district, Oregon, and involving appli
cation to make homestead entry within
the limits ot the legislative withdrawal
for the benefit of the railroad com
panies, secretary Noble today modified
the decision ot the land office of Feb.
5th, 1SSG, in so far as it related to the
claim oe tne JNortnern jracinc rauroau
to said land, and held such land to be
subject to entry by the first legal ap
plication. IRRItaBLE LANDS.
Proposed Kicgiftlatieii Concern
Special to The Astohian.
Washington', June 12. Major
Powell ot the geological survey said to
day that the notion that the provisions
of theJReagan andVandever bills were
intended to protect the irrigation of
lands and would disastrously affect
the interests of the settlers was a mis
take. He added: "The law as it now
stands "does not withdraw irrigable
lands from homestead settlement
but only from desert land entry,
timber culture entry, and
pre emption entry. All of these lands
can be still obtained by homestead en
try. The law now provides that these
irrigable lands shall be selected and
designated as such and as fast as they
are designated they are to be declared
open to homestead entry by the proc
lamation of the president The
bills are drafted opened to
homestead entry as fast as designated
by proclamation, but they make this
change in the present law. The Reagan
bill reduces a homestead tract to 80
acres, while the Vandever bill cuts it
down to forty acres. Under the present
limit of 100 acres there will be no dif
ficulty experienced by irrigating these
lands as fast as homesteaders will want
to settle them."
AtCajeITIuy for (he Summer.
Special to The AfcTOitiAN.l
Washington, June 12. Mrs. Har
rison, Mrs. McKee, Mrs. Dimmick and
the babies of the Wliite house will
leave the city on Tuesday to take pos
session of their Capo May cottage
that was recently presented to the
president's wife. They will remain
there during the remainder of the sum
mer. It is probable that the president
will follow them on Saturday and
make them weekly visits throughout
the season until the adjournment ol
congress, when he will take up his
permanent residence, at Cape May.
For the Rcnef it cf the Pacific
Special toTHE ASTOKiAN.l
Washington, June 12. The civil
sundry appropriation bill carries the
following items of interest to the Pa
cific Ceast: For lighthouses on the
Columbia and Willamette rivers,
Puget sound and adjacent waters,
S300,000; for continuing tide observa
tions on the Pacific Coast atKodiak, in
Alaska, and at other points, $2,500;
and for the industrial and primary
education of children of school age in
the territory of Alaska, withont refer
ence to race, 50,000.
Pofctraafctcrs ana Pension
Special to The astohian.
Washington, June 12. The follow
ing changes have been made in post
masters in Oregen: Asa Strain at, Eola,
Polk county, vice S. Wilson resigned;
W. J. Kelly, Mount Monroe, Benton
county, vice A. Wilhelm removed; S.
Buchanan at Readville, Washington
county, vice J. B. Leonard resigned.
The" following pensions have been
approved in Oregen: original Peter
Majors, Applegate; Jos. A. Emerson,
Baker City. Increase Robert H.
White, Portland; John Walters, Hills
dale. Mexican widows, Margaret,
widow of G. B. Hayes, Eugene.
One Office EstaBlisaea, and. One
Special to The Astokian.
Washington, June 12. A new post
office has been established at Parrott,
Lincoln county. Wash., with Henry J.
Yaughn as postmaster. The office at
Venison, Umatilla county, Oregon, has
THE ARMORED CRUSIERS.
Politics antf a "Pull in Award.
in? Tne Bids.
Special to The AstorUs.1
Washington, June 12. The Star
to-night says there is a good deal of
politics beiiig stirred up by the strife
over the building of the great armored
cruiser for which bids were opened
last Tuesday. Pennsylvania wants
the contract very much and her big
men have been working hard to iret
the secretary of the navy to award tile :
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n , r -PMinioint,; TVwinv .
senator Don Cameron of Pennsylvania,
chairman ot the naval committee or
the upper house, and postmaster
erai wanamaicer caiieu. on jrruai-
dent Harrison to urge this settlement
Scott, it is said, will bring the entire !
western portion ot congress into tne Xoiv Release Jaciiiic.
field if there seems to be any dispo-, Special to The Astobun.
SJLmPS.fTifvr1 New York, June 12Tlio famous
S InfJ Cf 5i tt throBu Je Sharp'sBroadway street
22? ?n' $ wn,rti raillA franchiseare about all cleared
XTPt JL thC,iiSi 7Wh o? oE Possible prosecution. Motions
find ii uffiiiS? w?r "J were made in the court of general ses
SS nSS flJSffiSf fS nnl sions this morning to quSsh the in-
h L'SrTl -d Sayles.
ward went over to see the president ; A deciaion waa served.
aliout the matter. Meanwhile the the cross murder case.
Cramps say nothing aud smile, "while j
Scott .smiles and says that ho will t Progress ot tue Trial and more
build the ship or know the reason Proof of Guilt.
why- . Social to Thk Astorian 1
Five years ago it was necessary to j p Ken., June 12.-Thocross ex
sbpnlato in the appropriation acts nmination of Herbert Tonuey, in the
that at least one or two o. the ! group Crosg mnrder case was Ver' exacting,
of vessels should be built onthePa- butfniled to break down his evidence
cific coast. This was done in order a si le iut Keen H
to stimulate ship budding m tlmt oJiell Qn
region and nowthe Atlantic coast is be-tbo stand and corroboratetl Touney
ing underbid on even terms. Jon materiai p0iuts. He stated
jthat Cross, Hubbard, Wilcox, Eaton
VPWQ rDniT rnDT?TflW TiVTlO and Touney wero surrounded by fonr-
llilTTU 1 llUin. 1 UllillUll lialllJUi !
Speci.U by California Associatkd I'kk-w.
St. Petersburg, June 12. The
government has received information
that a new movement against the life
of the czar is cnntemnlated. The
nnr.i l.no Wn .innhin.1 nn,i nnmiur I
. , .it. i
of prominent arrests have been made,
The Copper Market.
Special to Thr Asro kun-1
London, Juno 12. The European
market has been practically cleared of
American by the sale of about 9,000
tons, held by the bank of France.
KU.-INESS AND IXDUSTUIAU
Krupp employs 20,960 persons.
Baltimore has a 10,000 thermom
eter. Matches are packed 1,000 taxes a
New York unions will probably enter
Grand Rapids furniture hands aver
age SS a week.
Massachusetts leads in boot and
Carnegie's workingiueii's hotel will
Corporations must pay wages weekly
in New York.
At Joilet, HI., 1,000 convicts compete
with honest labor.
Colombo sends us SG,000,000 worth
of cocoanuts a year.
Plump frogs average a dime apiece
in the Philadelphia market
A Detroit electric company insures
its employes for S5,000 each.
Boston is receiving $983,000 license
from her saloons this year.
At Chemnitz, Saxony, 10,000 textile
strikers ask American aid.
Jamaica ginger is getting to Imj a
staple tipple in Bridgeton, N. J.
The Miller estimates that there are
16,000 flour mills in the United States.
Sonthern negroes are being imported
north to compete with Italians.
Wherever Malaria KxUU.
The bilious are Its certain prey. In inter
mittent and remittent fever, dumb ague ami
ague cake, the liver is always seriously af
fected, and the blood contaminated with
bile. Onenf tlieeliief reasons why Hostet
ter's S omacli Hitters is such a sure defense
against chills ami fever and every form of
malarial disease. Is, tii.it it does away with
liability to the disease, by reforming irregu
larity of the biliary organ In advance of the
arrival ni the .season when the disease Is
prevalent. There Is no finer fortifying pre
parative for thoss aoout visiting or emigrat
ing to a locality where the miasma-tali.t ex
ists. There is no cert lin Immunity from dis
ease in an endemic or epidemic form, to be
secured by the use of the average tonics and
antl-spasinoJlct Itut where tnilnluc fails
the Hitters succeeds both iu i revonting and
curing. Moreover, it removes every vestage
of dyspepsia, and overcomes constipation,
rbeumatfem. inactivity of the kidneys and
bladder, and tranqufiizes and .strengthens
the nervous sj stem.
for Qire op
Have you bought any Lots in Kindred Park yet?
If not, do so before Prices Advance, and make the Handsome Profit yourself. The Albany & Astoria
Railroad Surveyors are working close to Kindred Park now.
TIE CROSS MURDER CASE.
An Important Witness Ooier Cross
MURDERERS ARE IJiEXTIFIED.
Special by The California Associ tfd Press.
Rockford, Ills., June 12. James
Blains, alias Henry Hughes, was ar-
rested mis morning in
officials from Chicago, for making
spurious coin, principally dimes and
gen-jqnarte. half-gallon jar full of
found ami confis-
prisoner w.as taken to
tppn mpn nndpr tliftlpnrlArsTnn nfSnm
Robinsdn, marched into line, made to
hold up their hands and then shot
Ho identified C. E. Cook, O.J.
Cook, J. B. Chamberlain, Bowden,
Sam Robinson, John Jackson, Cyrus
Smith, George Jame3,
Muher. John Lawrence and Geo.
Smitlu There were several in the at-
tnckinir nartv he did not know. Dr.
Farness, who dressed Touuey's wound,
stated that he must have had his arm
elevated when he was shot.
iHHeccnt of the Charge.
Special to Thk Astorian.
Chattanooga, Tenn , June 12. Rev.
T. C. Carter, editor of the Methodist
Advocate, who was charged with
adultery and slander, was vindicated
to-day by a church committee.
The Firt fate of the Kind fiver
Special to Thk Astouiax.j
New York, June 12. Adelaide Hill,
wife of the senior partner of the
wliolesale millinery firm of Hill Bros.,
died to-day from accidental poisoning
of an unprecedented character. The
bulb of a thermometer which she held
in her hand, became detached and the
mercury ran down on the hot plates
of an inhaling apparatus she was us
ing, to benefit her lungs. The mer
cury became volatilized by heat and
tho woman inhaled the fumes, and
died in a few hours.
Coal mincr Will Resume Work.
Special to Thk Astokiax.1
Peokia, I1L, June 12. Tho coal
miners' strike was settled to-day.
Work will be resumed on a basis of
7K cents to-morrow.
TflK SILVER QUESTION.
A Very Singular View
Special to Tiik Astoriax.I
New York, Juno 12. The World,
in an editorial, says the senate com
mittee has stricken ont tho safety
value clauses of the house silver bill,
so if it should become a law in the
present shape, it will require the
government to buy and coin every
month, more silver than is mined iu a
month. No matter what the price
may be, under the operation of such a
law, it may very well come about that
the bullion necessary to make a silver
dollar, will be worth $1.50, but monthly
purchases will be made nevertheless.
In that event there will be a very
pretty profit, for somebody's infant
industry, in melting down silver dol
lars and selling bullion to the govern
ment at figures affording fifty per
cent profit, for other silver dollars to
bo melted down in their turn
Hope It Isn't True.
Special to Tub Astouiax.j
Pittsburg, June 12. A case of gen
uine sporaaio cnoiera is reported, ncre.
Physicians are divided in their opinion
as to whether it is or not a case of
A Sapient Decision.
Special to The Astoriax.1
SPRXxariELi), His., Juno 12. The
state supreme court to-day decided
that bucket shop marginal transactions
on the board of trade are gambling
Acts and therefore criminal.
Some Bis; Kail Stones.
Special to The astorian.
St. Louis, June 12. At Rolla, dur
ing the hail storm yesterday, stones
four inches in circumference fell kill
ing Jesse Cox, who was in the field
j setting out plants.
ITIcn Killed, and. Wounded aad
Special to TnE Astoiszan.i
AiiBCquerqce, N. M., June 11.
Two freight trains on the Santa Fe,
collided near Wallace, 35 miles from
here last night, resulting in the death
of the firemen, E. Hoffman and J.
Nicholson. A train of two loads of
stock from here had just left, when
they were met on the main line by a
double header freight, which was en
deavoring to make Wallace and using
a tew minutes of the stock trams7
The train was going at a great rate
of speed and it is a miracle how the
balanco of the crew escaped alive, but
as it is they got off with slight bruises.
The three engines and a number of
cars were totally wrecked, and a num
ber of head of stock were killed. A
wrecking outfit from here cleared the
track as soon as possible, but the pas
senger train3 east and west bound
were delayed 15 honrs.
Denial From Railroad Tien.
Special to Thk Astoria N.J
New York, June 12. John H.
Inman president of the Richmond ter
minal company and Edward R. Bacon,
purchaser of the city of Baltimore's
shares of B. & O. railroad stock, deny
emphatically that the Northern Pa
cific has anything to do with the work
or plans of the New York syndicate.
TflK "SUN'S ? VIEW.
Thinks the British Columbians
Should Not Complain.
Special to Tin: AstokiixJ
New Yoek, June 12. The Sun, in
an editorial on the Behring sea ques
tion, says that unless the government
protects, what it has bought at a largo
price, from molestation by those who
have had nothing to lose, it would not
onlv render that property common
spoil, but it would be destroyed
altogether. It happens that this
view of the matter is greatly strength
ened by considerations of common
interest to all nations. That British
Columbian vessels have no special
grievance is clear from tho fact that
this policy of protection is always be
ing enforced by our government in fa
vor of its losses and against tho great
bodv of our citizens.
Send the Local Papers Abroad.
Various plans for advertising the
city efficiently have been suggested,
but no plan receives such general en
dorsement from the business commu
nity as that of sending out a number
of the local papers, daily or weekly, to
points whero they will do the most
good. People in other states who are
thinking of emigrating to Washington
will read the local papers with great
interest. They not only read carefully
the news of the place," but they ex
amine the advertisements to see
what kinds of business are repre
sented. The local newspaper is the
reflex of the character of the commun
ity. From no other source can an
outsider obtain an equally compre
hensive description of the intellectual,
moral, social and financial status of a
people. Tho newspaper is no better
and no worse than the community
which gives it support, hence if a for
eign resident is interested m
Port Townsend he will closely
scan the columns of the
local newspapers and make up his
mind from reading them whether the
city is a good place to locate or not.
Any one who has read tho local news
papers for the past year will have.ob
served a continued story of improve
ments from day to day. We have had
to record scores of new buildings; we
have had to note municipal improve
ments, the grading of streets, building
of sidewalks and hundreds of inciden
tal items of that character. We have
published tho fact of tho incorpora
tion of new companies, mercantile,
manufacturing and banking, electric
street railways, water and gas com
panies. Tho progress of the Port
Townsend Southern railroad has
been noted from time to time. The
incoming of new people, the estab
lishment of new steamer lines and
so on in infinite variety. We are
showing up to the best of our ability
the doings, sayings and intentions of a
progressive community, and may
reasonably say to tho business men:
"Is it not a good idea to let the rest of
the world read tho story, too? Is not
tho local paper the very best
means of advertising the city?
The Chamber of Commerce, which
now controls tho advertising ot
the city, should make a fair proposi
tion to both local newspapers to buy
so many comes ot each, daily or
weekly, and place them where they
will be read. We aro positive the
publishers will meet the citizens fairly
on any reasonable offer and do their
duty in the matter. Port Toionsend
The catch of -Connecticut shad this
season will probably be nearly equal
to that of last year. The catch along
the Sound is fairly good, but that in
the rivers of the state shows a decided
New Yorkers spend over 870,000,000
every year for liquor, beer and wine.
There are in the city 7,787 places
licensed to sell alcoholic drinks.
For a good Shave, go to F. Fcrrell.
JEALOUSY'S DAMHING DEED.
A fife Shoots Her Sleeps Hns
iianfl, Tien Herself.
SAX JOSE TO ITAYE A CAXAX..
Special by the California Associated Pbess.
Sax Fraxcisco, June 12. The fail
ure of S. Carson & Co., booksellers,
208 Post street, was mado
public this morning, though
the assignment wa3 made two
days ago. The failure is asoribed
to the prevailing dullness in the book
trade: the liabilities aro placed by tho
firm at 835,000, about half of which is
to New York firms.
She Killed Her IIubnnd.
Special to Thk Astoria:?.
Albant. Or., June 12. The news
ha3 just reached hero of a terrible
tragedy at a place seven miles north of
Lebanon early this morning. Mrs Grant
Awnspaugh shot and lolled her hus
band with a revolver while ho was
asleep and then killed herself with tho
same weapon. Jealousy is said to
have been the actuating motive for tho
A CALIFORNIA CANAL.
To Connect San Jose With Tide-
Special to Thk Astoriax.j
San Jose, June 12. The necessary
&1Uu,UuU capital stock to build a canal
fifteen feet deep at low water, con
necting that city with tide water has
been subscribed. A mectingof tho river
and harbor and canal and dredging
improvement company has been called
for to-morrow, at which the Risdon
Iron Works, of San Francisco, will
probably be awarded the contract to
build the necessary dredging ma
chinery. A Successful Cffort.
Special to The astouiax.
Sax Fraxcisco, Juno 12. Simon
Didderdorf, a young Russian who had
been in the city only three weeks, at
tempted suicide at 47 Jackson street
last night by swallowing "Rough on
Rats.' HI health and poverty are
given as the reasons for his act. Did
derdorf died at 3 o'clock this morning.
Was Tired of Life.
Special to The Astoriax.1
Sax Fraxcisco, Juno 12. M. How
ard, who is believed to have been a
photographer, but of whom littlo else
is known, was fonnd dead in his room
in a lodging house on Third street
tins morning. He had committed sui
cide by taking poison.
There IJIust be American Officers
On American Vessels.
Special to Tun Astouiax.I
Sax Fraxcisco, Juno 12. Shipping
commissioner Morton has received a
letter from W. M. Bates, commissioner
of navigation at Washington, which
urges on all commissioners through
out the United States the strict en
forcement of the lav regarding the
shipping of officers on American ves
sels. This law requires that they
shall be American citizens, but
heretofore the word of tho captain or
owner of tho vessel has been deemed
sufficient evidence that officera shipped
were American citizens. Henceforth
they will be required to produce their
matched to Fight.
Special to The Astoriax.j
Sax Fraxcisco, June 12. The Oc
cidental club has matched Billy Mahau
and Austin Gibbons for a fight, at 135
pounds to take place July 22, for a
purse of $1,250.
This oowder uever varies. A raaxvel of
purity, strength and wholesouieness. Mere
economical than the ordinary kind'., and can
not be sold In competition with ttie multi
tude or low test, short weight, alum or phos
phate powders. Sold only fncarw. Koyai.
Baking PowdkkCo. loo V'a31-st,. N. .
Lewis M. Johxsox & Co., Agents, Port
: A Newspaper is soon to be started, Houses are being built, Strests ars
; being improved, and a General Air of Prosperity is hanging-over tba placa.
Oftlmes Oyercrowiei 01 Tie Cilim
tia and Willamette.
XOBE THASTTSE I AW AZZOMM.
Portland, June 10, I860.
Editor Asterian: Sunday bora
was a very active day for excumoai,
there being no less than three or tow
steamboats engaged on difleront
routes. Tho Harvest Queen with a
German church and friends to Astoria,
The A. O. H. and friends to the histor
ical city at the falls of the great Wil
lamette, on board the steamer 8. Q.
Reedy while another steamer went to '
Vancouver and other inteieatiaa;
places along the Columbia witE
crowds of pioknickers trying to keep .
cool and enjoy the novelty of a pleas
ant steamboat ride on this sunny Sab
bath day. The new boat Altona that '
has been put upon the route between
Portland and Oregon City was also
especially zealous to please the pleas
ure seekers and add to her cask ae
count as well as to her reputation, for
speed and comfort. But the funay
business that now and then shocks
the public when disaster comes unex
pectedly, where crowds of people rash
like sheep without a shepherd upon
the decks of a steamer, and overcrowd
her far beyond her capacity for the
safety of her passengers and far in ex
cess of the limited number she is
licensed by our intelligent and care
ful inspectors of hulls and boOers to
earn'. I do not mean that it is funny
when disaster and death does occur oa
an overcrowded boat or vessel, bat I
do think it is f unny to see a soaUeas
corporation take so many chances in
risking life and in violating laws that
every steamboat employee moat or
should bo familiar with, with no
thought save for the almighty dollar
their avarice seeks to grasp, regardless
of the comfort and safety of their pas
sengers. Time and again they have
exceeded the limit of their licensea
without being called to account by
either citizen or officer, but very
recently two or three Astorians
noted for curiosity as well as enter-
prise, concluded to count the wOhng
passengers without the knowledge or
consent of anyone but themselves, and
they found the difference so great be
tween the number each boat is allowed
to carry and the actual number car
ried on these excursions that one of
these bold Astorians actually preferred
charges against these famous boaln
that have taken the law in their-, own
hands so long, and in doing their dltjr
these honest inspectors will see to it
that the law shall be vindicated and
tho offending boats libeled immedi
ately. In tho long and interesting
history of this wealthy steamboat conr
pany comprising as it does theO. S.H.
of old, the O. R. & N. of late, and the
Union Pacific of the present it has
been singularly fortunate in its ex-:
emption from accidents and disasters,
either by fire, wreck or explosions,-"
notwithstanding the oftrepeated tunes
said company have through its ofiosrs
openly violated the United States laws
by carrying jaore passengers than
they should, and by negligence in not
taking proper precautions against fire,
which is liable to occur upon a
crowded boat, and in far too many in
stances they are not provided with the
requisite number of life boats or Hie
preservers, as the law emphatically
designates. How strange it is that in -all
these years no complaints hare
been entered, nor fines imposed upon
a company thathas grown enormonaly
wealthy by. its high tariffs, almost
monoplizing the navigation of our
rivers and sea coast and dictators of'
tho terms on which other boats may
or may not ply the free waters of a.
tree land. m.
The floflntaM House Clear.
The La Paloma cigar and other fine -brands
of cigars ; the finest in the city,
at Charley Olson's, next to C. H. Cooper. '
All the patent medicines- advertlseu
in this p.iper, together with the choicest
Eerfumery, and toilet articles etc can
e bought at the lowest prices at J. W.
Conn's drug store, opposite Occident
C. P. Upshur,
Shipping and Commission Merchant
main St. Wharf, Astoria. Oregon.
Barbour's Salmon Net Twines.
NEPTUNE Brand Salmon Twine.
WOODBERRY Cotton Lines andTwlses
SEINES and NETTING;
Of all Description Furnished at
Effected in First Class Compsatet;
AgeBer Pacific Exprem ud Walk, Fart C.
HOWELL & 600DELL
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HOWELL & GOODELL
HOWELL & GOODELL.
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