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CITY AND COUNTY OFFICIAL
Daylight btill lingered in the I east
at fl'i last evening
The Journal hears that an octopus
or devil fish of immense size is cruis
ing about the mouth of the Columbia
The Oakes Swiss bell ringers and
comedy sketch club, of Chicago, will
apicar at Itoss1 opera house 3Ionday,
Jnt now there is a craze for black
underwear, black hosiery, black onl
ine shirts, black suspenders, black
garters, and black silk handkerchiefs. ,
The Scaland Journal is that J.
E. Graham, who stood trial for vio
lating the nh law, by setting his trap
on Saturday after six o'clock, and lost
the case, has taken an appeal.
Changes now being made in the city
assessment roll will make the net
amount of propcrtv to be assessed, to
aggregate about $i,000,00(). This will
necessitate only a five mill ta. Last
year it was 8.
The opening of continuous trael on
Third street, and the fact that cars
ran over the entire line without
change, added to the attraction of a
glorious day, made street car travel
very lively c&terday.
The ladies of Grace Church will
nA . .!?. I -, 111! 7fVl11f4ll "if JTlllT
nunc .i uiuiiLi wu i.i A uuu v .. ....
in the building next to GnUrmr- L ""-' uusima ami miai iciu mum
Heed's, fonuerlv occupied bv Good-, T repress, any announcement or corn
man ami Osgood. Price of dumer l"eur,untiUhe event was so aurcd
50 coiiU children 2o cents. Ic cream tl,Jlt fnutiou could not be upset by
will be served at the usual price, 25 , Immature disclosure. m
rvK nor ulalo
letters from here to San Francisco
will now go through a day sooner1
than teual, for the California train on,
the Southern Pacific docs not leave
Portland now until 0 r. M., so that
mail going up from here on the raorn
iug boat will be sure to be m time to
go out on the train on the same even
ing. The opening at Jeffs new restau
rant on Second street yesterday after
noon, was attended by a large number
of people who admired the elegant
arrangement of the rooms. Ninety
two crsons can be seated without
crowding. Besides the main room
there are eight small rooms. Choice
music was rendered on violin, piano
In an interview with a New York
Post reporter, yesterday, superinten
dent of the census llobi. Porter said
that the nreseul census would show
that the population
States is Gl,500,000.
of the United f
He should be j
promptly arrested and fined $300 for
giving information to newspaper men,
against the statutes in such cases
made aud provided.
The cattle raisers of eastern Oregon
say that the past winter killed off the
greater portion of their poor stock
'scrubs' and they now have the best
stock of their herds left to breed from,
and with the introduction of well
bred males into their herds they ex
pect to improve their stock, and within
a few j ears they will have a desirable
class of stock on the range.
At the woolen mill the cashmere
weavers have been cut down from J
to l"q cents a yard, and the weavers
of white blankets cent a yard, says
the Oregon City Courier. ' This re
duction i& equal to a reduction m
wages, of from 10 to 13 per cent Un
der the former schedule of rates per
yard the best cashmere weavers made
from Si." to $52 per month and those
less eiert from $30 to $10.
When the bright sun yesterday
morning shone on the residence of
liev. C. Erickson, the Scandinavian
Methodist minister at Uppertown, a
new inmate of the family had arrived
to greet it The new comer is of the
feminine persuasion and is a nine
pounder, and is certainly to be con
gratulated on having such a beautiful
day as yesterday on which to first
visit tin fair land.
Xi E. Selig yesterday received from
ceiius siiporvi-or Kelly an extension
of tamo to make further census
enumeration. In this connection The
Astokiax suggests that any one who
has not yet been seen should send the
name to either of the newspaper offi
ces. The desire is to have a full and
correct count, and when all wish the
same thing there need be no difficulty
in securing the desired result
The following passangers from San ',
Francisco will arrive here to-morrow
on the Oregen: Captain Hubbard,
wue ami two cuuaren, j. y. (jomns
and wife, Miss Lew, Mrs. Dana, G.
W. Darwin, W. M. Palmer, B. B.
Everett, F. J. Huber and wife, H. F.
Liaird and wife, J. M. Lane, A. P.
Xoyes, E. Mayo, C. Tany, E. M.
Leproham, O. Porter, C. L. Lobb, C.
H. Clark, Mrs. Gregory, Miss Mc
Arthy, Miss Goffey, Miss B. L. Jen
kins, Mrs. McDonald.
The new line of track on Second
street is now completed to Washing
ton street, except a very few planks
between the tracks at the corner. The
upper end lacks but a few rods
of reaching West Ninth street, up
which it will be laid to Cedar or
Fourth, and then out that street until
it intersects the present line. Cars
will then come down Fourth. West
Ninth aud Second to Washington,
thence on the old track as at present
Returning they will go up Washing
ton and Third as now, on the present
Y. W. C. T. U.
. The members of the T. V. C. T. U.
are requested to meet at the Y. M. C. A.
aal! this morning at 10 30 sharp to at-
I WhhI the funeral of our sister, the late
By order of the president
Mrs. Neixie IJoss.
Look at the Cooking and Heating Oil
Stoves at Noe & Bculley .
Yea can do so by going to Shanahan
firea? Boston Store and get a Fan free
of charge. Dry Goods and Fancy
Goeis sold at Eastern prices.
THE RAILROAD BONDS,
Tie Present Stains of lie Situation
As to Their Sale.
ixteiiestixg ixsidj: iijstohy
HKGAltniXG THE JJOXJfS.
It is customary among financiers
i and business men dealing in large inat-
; lens to preserve silence regarding their
I transactions, at least until they are
consummated or so far advanced that
hostile interests cannot interfere with
a satisfactory ending to the matter in
hand. This is largely true or all tran
sa( tions in life, whether of a public or
nm ate nature.
Particularly is this the csise with
reference to railroad matters. It is a
niuum that has all the force of an
aiom among railroad men, to tell
nothing about what is going on until
it i absolutely unavoidable, and cen
tlit'ii only so much as would le im
IosMble to keep secret am how.
The fact that this is so universal a
cirtom is of itself sufficient evidence
that it ii the approved policy of all
railroad men in every capacity.
The icason for this is not difficult to
see. It is not a simple desire to baflle
curiosity, nor is it a wish to retain
knowledge not vouchsafed to the or-
i diuarv man. It is based on nnrclv
imaiicinl reasons. It is largely a mat-
ter of nnulcucc. No man, whatever
his business, is willing to let any one
know what he is doing in his bu incss
if he has reason lo believe thai the
knowledge will interfere with the frui
tion of his business plans. To this it
is no answer to say that no man has
any business with plans that he is not
willing to have known. Granted that
such is the case, j et as a cold business
fact, there is no exception lo the rule
ih its actual working.
It is amusing sometimes to note the
efforts of distinguished financiers to
keep their business from leaking ent:
such subterfuges, such evasions as are
sometimes adopted to keep newspaper
nvn especially from finding out what
is going on." The better way is to
frankly and fully lake the ne papers
into their confidence; tell them the
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oucii a couree lvueu j;ujuwi mu
ally productive of more satisfactory re-
slts, & I"? prevalent meihoJ.
where the one tries to conceal, and the
otber ioc discover It then becomes a
mc o wits, and in such a contest
the newspaper man rarely gels left
In this regard, there is, however, at
times, divided ceunsels: some holding
that it is a mistake to give publicity
to things of this kind, till they are
complete; others holding that it is the
right of the public to be promptly
placed in full possession of all the
facts relating to a matter in which
they have some intimate interest
Wo have at present one of these di
vided duties. Some publication has
been made regarding the negotiation
of the bonds of the Astoria and South
Coast railroad. The president of that
corporation is reported to be indignant
that such publication was made. As
long as so much has been said it is in
order to state the facLs fully. Tun
Astokiax therefore gives hercw ilh the
following, which is exact ana autlicn-
tic, and some of which i ; here pub
lished for the first lime:
On the 10th of Lust July, at a meet
ing of the stockholders of the Astoria
and South Coast railway company,
the capital slock was incicubcd to
$500,000, and supplementary articles
of incorporation were filed. Oa the
8th of the following October the new
set of directors were elected. Immedi
ately on the assumption of the prcsi
dcncyJoC the corporation Win. Hied
took up the matter of the sale of the
first mortgage bonds or the company
which were issued to the amount of
$3,000,000. Just how and where to
place them, was and ever since then,has
been the question. NoJ In any ro;i?on
of the remotest doubt of the security;
nor for any defect in the value of the
property bonded, but purely as a
question of ways and means, has the
matter been held in abc mice. Delay,
and a policy of masterly inactivity is
sometimes profitable, to the party of
the second part
About that lime Mr. Hied was able
to go lo C. P. Huntington with the
Astoria and South Coast railway com
pany in his pocket He had what the
Southern Pacific railroad company
wanted, and what they had intended
to treat direct with the Astoria and
South Coast directors for themselves.
WhenMr. Bied thus went to sec Mr.
Huntington it was a question of bar
gain aud sale. Mr. Hied had the
goods; what was Mr. Huntington will
ing to give for them? Huntington
said to Bied, "If I lake half the bonds
I want fifty-five per cent of the stock;
if I tike them all, I want sixty-six and
two-thirds per cent of the stock."
That deal was off when Huntington
thus announced his ultimatum. Then,
too, Huntington saw what a good con
tract the Pacific Construction com
pany had, and he wanted a good slice
of it The matter of the bonds was
temporarily put in the background,
while negotiations went on wherein
Huntington wanted that famous eighth
section redrawn or else arranged in
toto whereby he could build the road
In his dual capacity as president of
the Astoria South Coast liauway com
pany, and inspiring spirit of the Pacific
Oonstructiou comuany, which latter
possessed a very profitable contract to
hnild for the corporation of which he
ZZ ; T,roc?lonf Mr Bied was rble to ..., J ar.-anaruii removes tnc cause
was president, Mr. itieu was ..me to otlhl troubles by purifying, vltaliz
present so formidable a front tbr.t lir a(l eiirichinfr tlie blood, and at the
Huntington found he had to execute -aiue time it gives strength to the whole
a strategetic movement, and deal with system.
Astoria direct (Meanwhile the bonds
to the amount of 3,000,000, with the
exception of 332,000 held b L W.
Case in trust, were in the vau!ts of the
Union Trust company of New York.1
Then came the Portland tmference,
and the raising of the $200,000 subsdj
A new factor in the matter now ap
peared on the scene. Last fall there
visited Astoria a man from Kansas
City, named J. W. Alderman. His
mission lere was to see if he could
secure a favorable option on all tho
salmon canneries on the lower Colum--bia
river, with a view to their purchase
through him by an English syndicate.
Xn this, owing to a variety of causes
not germane to the present to picdie was
only partially successful During his
brief sojourn here, however, his atten
tion was attracted as that of any man
of financial discernment would be, to
the natural advantages of Astoria, and
the very profitable nature of an invest
ment in the bonds of a railroad build
ing to this point
Immediately upon his return to
j Kansas City he dropped the cannery
and began to work up the
matter of placing in London the bonds
o t'te Astoria tc bourn uoast .railway
ooropanv. Through the medium of
Keen i Co- oC Chicago, His., the
atier wae brought to the attention
of a Loudon, England, financial house,
who after considerable lengthy nego
tiation, made a definite proposition
about ten days p.go. Here is the propo prepo prope
sition: They would negotiate the sale in
England of the bonds of the Astoria &
South Coast railroad, for in their
money the equivalent of eighty-five
cents on the dollar. The interest at
six per cent would have to be assured
during the completion of the road.
Contractor J. H. Smith thereupon
made satisfactory financial showing to
the Commercial National Bank in
Portland to have that institution
guarantee the firm of Keau & Co., of
Chicago, the interest as required by
the Loudon firm on say $500,000 of
the bonds at a time, the entire amount
to be placed in scries of $300,000.
This is how the matter stands at
present writing. The actual transfer
has not been made, but everything is
about in readiness to do so. The ne
gotiations are about concluded, and
when complete, the formal action of
the officers of the Astoria and South
Coast railroad company is all that
will be necessary to place abundant
funds at the disposition of the road.
The arranging relative to the required
interest on the bonds as issued during
the building and until the completion
or the road, makes nugatory
any ordinary move on the
part of possible oppositiou or con
struction. Whether the publication
or all this Is sound financial policy or
nor, h.ts now gone loo far to discuss.
Wia. Bied says that while he rejoices
at the placing of the bonds, and con
gratulates the company and Astoria in
general, yet he strenuously objects to
the giving broadcast the news relative
to the matter. He gives very good
reason for his opposition, but The As
tokiax believes that as long as the
thing has got out at all, it might as
well be given straight aud authentic.
3IA1IINE XF.WS A:D NOTES.
Jn'eivsiiits: Items KearJins Vcsss's.
The Cascades arrived dovn at 10
last night, with three barges of stone
for the jetty.
The steamer Alliance arrived from
Grab's harbor yesterday, aud left soon
after for Portland.
The steamer Undine came down
the river early this morning, lowing a
barge from Xalania, bringing a loco
motive and passenger coach for the
Ihvaco B-iihvay aud Navigation com
pany. The Canadian Pacific railroad com
pany is having three new steamers
built in Scotland for the Pacific line,
between Japan and Cliiua. They will
each be of 5700 tons gross register,
and VXfM horse-power, with steel
hulls, twiTrisSrews, double lwttoms,
compartments, ahdjall thejatest iu-
nrovements. It is thoricmVthevii
be good for eighteen knots an hour on
ii.:.i.:. ii .' mi.- r -t .in.
their trial trips. Tho first one will bo
launched some time in August, and
will probably go on the stition early
next year. At the speed abovo men
tioned these vessels could make the
trip from Vancouver to Yokohama in
ten days, and to Hong-Kong in four
teen days, as against tho record of
twenty-one days to tho latter place
made by the steamer China of the
Pacific Jlail Steamship company.
Surveyor Thielsen returned from
)r. W. C. Logan returned jesterday
from a professional vibit to South Bend.
l)r. M. Jf. Wfdker, X)st-snrgcou at
rortCinby, will start to-morrow, for !
California, on sick le.ive.
IP. C. Baker, state printer, was in the
cjly jotcrday, assisted in the organiza
tion of a printers' union, and relumed
to Portland last evening on the Tile
Tom Hi sf July (Ylrlirntion.
There was a full attendance at the
meeting of the Fourth of July com
mittee last evening. It appearing
improbable that there would be any
hoe nice, it was decided that instead
there be a ."0 prize game of base
ball between the Astoria Nino and a
picked nine at 1 r. m., at Taylor's base
ball grounds. It was also resolved
that there be S25 appropriated for a
hundred j ard foot nice at 4.30 v. m.
Major E. A. Weed, city editor of
Tin: As-roniAX, was chosen as orator
of the day.
Miw Kale Shively, a gifted clocn
lioiiLst, 'was selected lo read theDecla
nilion of independence.
Yesterday morning the new loco-
motive and passenger coach, referred
to in these columns last Weduesd
as being at Kal.una, w
down from there aud taken to Ilwnco
They will be used on tho Hwnco' It
and N. Co., on the railroad IxjSween
Ihvaco and Scaland. The company
will now be enabled to rnn mor6 trains
than formerly and be prepared to ac
commodate the oxHHjted sitors to
the seashore rertfon the Hue of the
IV-sccwvw to Portland.
The follower istho list of passen
gers having roomsj who went up the
river last night ti the steamer Tele Tele
peone: J. M. 1'embcrton, W. J. Barry, J.
Mozee, J. l'oxjfs. Baker, M. Crou
waite, J. Ficylfciyiii Schome, Mrs.
Griffiths, D.r. Moon, oSQ- Hanthdrn,
H. Craw ford, IL W. FreezSjJM- Draw.
Toils sis! PiHiiiIcs and other riflfartions I
.rising fioiii impure blood may appor
atJKVeasoinvheii tho blood fs heated.
Large stock of Oil, Alcohol and Gaso
line Stoves at Noe & Scnlley.
Tin-. District Sckeel.
Laughable, enjoyable. See it at the
Opera House next Tuesday night Ad-
i mission. 50 cents: no extra charge for
The Little Dandy Alcohol Stove at
Iliirr.ili for (kc Fourth et July,
When everybody will celebrate "with
Fireworks, purchased from F.Feirell's
large assortment of Boman Candles,
Sky Bockets, Torpedoes, Pin 'Wheels,
Nigger Chasers, Boys' Pistols, and all
kinds of Fireworks." The finest stock In
the city to t elect from, and at .prices to'
stiittiie most last iutous customer,
earl y and have your pick.
At the Bazar, the finest line of Gkm,
3Hlts, Kibbons, etc., etc.
Furnished rooms will bewieteil trcae
.Inly 8th to 12th, for members ef
u. u. w., coming to Uhj ttnuut
All persons, bavin a'ar. wffl
leave word as soon as poauble at
ers ltcstauranc -
For the very beet Photos, m to 6h'ne-
Coffee and cake, .Sen etjaja,
Organization of Seaport Ifpoffaifl;
cat Union, Ho. 7
LIST Or OFFICERS ELECTED.
Yesterday afternoon a preliminary
organization of Seaport Typographical
Union, No. , was effected "under the
direction of Messrs. F. C. Baker and
W. F. Osburn, of Multnomah Typo
graphical Union, No. 58, of Portland,
who were deputized for that purpose.
Seaport Union starts with seven
teen charter applicants and has the
following efficers: George Hibbcrt,
president; Mrs. Jennie Parker, vice-presidentj-Thomas
and corresponding secretary; William
Kelly, financial secretary and treas
urer; Miss Mabel Parker, sergeant-at-arms;
George B. Mitchell, F. Mason
and William Fleuty, executive com
mittee. A scale of prices was adopted,
to go into 'effect August 1st and the
corresponding secretary was directd to
send a copy of it to the publishers of
each paper iu this city. Some of the
principal items in the scale of prices
are as follews:
Composition between the hours of
7 a. ar. and G p. si. shall be 43 cents
per 1,000 ems; between G r. sr. and 7
a. si., 50 cents per 1,000 eni3.
All composition required after 6 r.
ii. on evening or weekly papers to be
charged the samo as scale of prices on
When compositors are required to
remain iu the office unemployed,
awaiting orders from employers, they
shall be paid at the rate of 1,000 ems
The minimum weekly wages for
foremen shall be:" Foreman of com
posing room, morning paper, $23; as
sistant foreman of composing room,
morning paper, $25; foreman of job
room, $22; foreman or assistant fore
man, evening paper, $22 per week.
Compensation per week for bcok
and job printing," for six days of 10
hoars each, S21; hour work, per hour,
40 cents; overvrork, per hour, 30 cants.
Time hands, on morning paper, $1
per day; on evening paper, $3.50 per
This scale of prices shall not pre
vent superior workmen from getting a
higher rate of pay.
As these are the prices which have
been paid by The Astomax, it will
make no difference with this office, it
haviug been the rule here to pay
union wages, eventhongh not required
to (to so.
the proprietors themselves
being practical nrinters, and believing i
that good vorkmen are cntiUed-faLoyard by the last circumstance in the
.ood nnv tram ofndvarTc5Tlient.and seems ab
W2i cons 2CL and by-laws were '
'..i., r. 'J. :- f-
adopted an: ySvapphcation for a char
ter ie f07tv&rded to Indianapolis, Indi
ana, the "iAdquarters of the Interna-
tationl Union. The meeting then ad-4
jonrncd, suhiect to call.
3Iakc an Agreement.
It is a difficult matter to deal with
that class of men who will neither
give nor receive a definite proposition
looking toward compensation. If, on
tho one hand, yon meet a man who
says, "That will be all right; I guess
we won't have any troublo about that
part o it" set it down that there will
bo troublo on just "that part of it" If,
on the other hand, yon find a man who
is always declaring, "Yon 11 not lose
am thing by this; I'll geo that it's all
right," vou may bo sure it will bo all
wrouq in the end. When two men of
this sort tret toirethcr. and the services
are of such a nature that lo determiue
their exact value at tho time of their
iuception is impossible, the end will bo
a misnuderhtanding, mutual dissatis
faction, possibly an estrangement
Yet there is no case in which a proba
ble v.ilne cannot be got at It you con
sider matters as a complete affair, and
estimate the valno of results as you
plan them to happen, you can never
be far wrong. If one cannot do that,
he has uo business to undertake to
mako contracts at all. It may bo that
there arp limc3 when a man may go
into a business engagement without a
definite idea oE what his pay is to be,
and thero may bo men who will
always settle satisfactorily. But one
is never .r.fe to make engagements iu
such a hjfs way. False modesty al
ways stands in the way of sensible
business Arrangements. But it has no
place iiy business. As an old mer
chant ovico naid to u writer: "'Wo are
friends, and I trust we will remain so.
PerhajH it is against my interest to
tell you so, but when yon
are making an agreement for
p purchase ' and deliver' of
A fe""u,J, nun u uiiua. Ui. j win ireuu;;!) ia-
wanlcacl1 other afc a11- Ba' oC m.e "s
gooup, don't limit of your feelings to-
your own ueeds and profits, and don't
hesrato lo buy where you can do
best' It should be exactly this way
in ni&king arrangements for employ
ments Treat the matter simply as
business, pure and simple. You can't
afford to do business without making
proper arrangements for all points.
These scns'ble suggestions from the
National llrocer have more than a
money value. "Business is business"
seems sometimes like a heartless pro
verb, but it is a fact that no business
is likely to prove so satisfactory as
that which is done strictly on business
principle?. Here is where the great
valno of business edncation comes in.
It impresses upon the mind at every
stage of its course that "business is
A ST. JLQXH.5 PHYSICIAN.
He Tcsts a Caliwr&Is Production
bu Louis gentfcmaa whose affllctiee
was sick headache wasVo surprised at their
euro by Joy's Vegetable Sarqparilla, that be
called. It to the attention of ablative, who
happened to "be Dr. F. A. Barret tho wen
known St LouU physic'izn of 2352 feTnaan-
differed from the potaah preparations in thas,
x was purely vegetable, ana fcecomffitrinteb
ested, began a series ef inveatf gaUonsJra
la a subsequent letter caadldljr adraiUca Hi
eBrativeptopetties, aad saysf
wishing to te6titfvirroesrfmth&-r,'littcd
K In my own family, mad pruscr06ed It for
patieats who -required, acgeoeral system
regulator. As a TeseJt.-I-caa epy it is aa'
almost absolute ease -for eeastlp&tion, bU
lousfiess, dyepepela, indigestion and siek
headaches. These troubles asnally cobm
from a dtetaitoed condition of tbe stowaelt'
ead bowels, sod Jatfu Yegetabte ParssperiS,
Is the best laxative m stomach romWer Jt
,lsave-erer-sea;"aeds a general system
erreenre is supsoet aoneeuon.
tBtpMdj T. A. 3 ARRBTT, M. D.
Wa mienndoaa St., St. iAtit -
TbelateetitTle -of Gents
t? t v
Far x oedCwes Room, co to the
atin Btvpe JtMoee.'
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-TO SIT A-D-WA1T, THATS ALL."
Sm FnuKisc' Bailroa
San Pr&nciflco, in two months, htm
raised $121,000 subsidy for a competh
railroad. Astoria, in twenty-four hoore!
raised 1300,000. The Aomx.
t Not a rery flattering contrast, butit
is a- true one that you have drawn
jieighbor, and it illustrates just as
forcibly as it is possible to do so, the
exasperating hesitancy with, which
anything- that requires concerted
action on the part of commercial forces,
is done, or rather is not done, in this
si eepy city. There is an abundance of
land in this state that is now without
such a facility that would be immeas
urably benefitted by the railroad
in question, to say nothing of
the advantage to be derived by
this city from such development
Nevertheless, while this is probably
the only city of its size in the country
that has practically but one outlet by
rail, it has been supinely content to
let matters rest, and worst of all, those
who have not been actually afraid to
do so, have shown the utmost indiffer
enco about encouraging any of the va
rious transcontinental railroads to en
ter the city, or in fact, to do anything
whatever for it. It seems incompre
hensible that this should bo so, and
yet it is apparent to any one who has
taken tlje troublo to follow the com
mercial history of this port. Several
attempts have been made to release
San Francisco from the bondage of
isolation,but they have invariably been
met with a spirit of inertia and mistrust
that has always doomed the under
taking. The produce exchange was
the only public body that dared to
take any hand in the railroad matter,
and when its officers nttempted to
hold a meeting in which the members
and other merchants might demon
strate their sympathy with the move
ment, by simply electing delegates to
the Ban dose convention, not a bakers
dozen were present. As it has been
with railroads, so has it been with
dozens of other opportunities to dis
play tho most uatural degree of enter
prise, and that this city occupies the
position it does to day, is due to the
kindness of fate and the advantage of
location, rather than to tho intelli
gence and public spirit of its mer
chants, who are in many instances
graduates of country stores and can
not shake off tho lethargy
of earlier surroundings. With
noses buried in their cash books
they are quite unable to look over th.3
page of the day's transactions, to any
consequence or achievement in the
future, that demands from tho present
the tribute of a moment of time or a
dollar of money. Like the kangaroo
which propels itself by its tail, this
citv is contented to bo unshed for
solutely content to sit onheback
platform of the last car and take the
dust of a progress that it does not as
sist, but would be powerless to pre
vent, for this is destined to be a great
city after all. To paraphrase a
splendid but misplaced compliment
the attitude of this city can best be
"Serene, indifferent of fato
Thou sittest at tho "Western Gate,"
And art content to sit and wait;
To wait, that's all, to sit and wait
San Francisco Daily Commercial
Arc Waves Ever "3Iountain High?"
The stories told of waves that run
mountain high are very great exagger
ations. Many important measure
meats have been made, all of which
show that the commou estimate of the
height of wave3 is duo to invagina
tion and fear. The measurements of
Scoresby, which are regarded as vory
accurate, prove that storm waves in
the Atlautic .rarely exceed forty feet
from tho hollow of the crest, tho dis
tance between crests being usually
about 500 feet, and their speed about
thirty-two miles per hour. Becent
measnroraciits show that waves above
thirty feet in height are exceptions to
Uie-mlej however they have been en
countered that wore from forty-six to
forty-eight feet high. Tho monsoon
waves at Kurracheo breakwater have
been found to break over the walls to
a depth of thirteen feet, the waUsJ'
uiemscives uemg twenty-seven leet
high, making the total height of the
"awful monsoon wave" but forty fee
The highest waves that break bn tlie
British, coast -those in Wick bay
rarely exceed thirty-five feet in height,
except during easterly storms, when
at the Smeaton Eddystone tower and
Bell rock tho seas envelop the towers
from base to the balcony, a height of
400 feet Oregonian.
rs. Michael Curtain, riainlield, 111.,
makes the statement that she caught
cold which settled on hor lungs; she
was treated a month by her family phy
sician, but grew worse. He told her she
was a liojjcless victim of consumption and
that no medicine could euro her. Her
druggist suggested Dr. .King's .New
Discovery tor Consumption ; she bought
a bottle and to her delight found herself
beuriited from first dose, bhe contin
ued its use, and after taking ten bottles
found herself sound and well, now does
her housework and is as well as she
ever was. Free trial bottles of this great
Discovery at J. W. Conn's Drug Store,
large battles, 50e. and 1.
lleiucmber the Austin house at the
Seaside is open tho 3e"ar "round.
Try the Columbia Bakery and satisfy
yourself where you can do the best.
Tho Columbia Bakery is the neatest
shop jn the city.
Houses For Reat.
Apply at the Pacific Real Estate Co,
The nofrman Heuse Cigar.
The La Taloraa cigar and other fine
brands of cigars; the finest in the city,
at-Char!ey Olsen's.nextto C. Ii. Cooper.
A furnished house in a pleasant, cen
tral location. Inquire at this office.
And Free Lonch at the Telephone Sa
iQon, 5 cents.
r.iirtkw's Ladies Saw Pine Shees:
also llexilde hand-turned French Kids,
at P. J
ps to Knappa and
Jon Saturdays, leav-
30 a. iand leaving
filler's dock atTjc. For
freight or passage apply
AU'the Choicest Delicacies, made by
only" first-class men at tho Seaside
GooaTGoods and low rates at the i5et
Talkteeoea, We lead, others fol
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Oreoe Oakery; and jeife for yourself.'
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Fine Ties, 3 for $1
In and Save
The Live Cltthier and Hatter,
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Finest and Most Convenient
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Prirate Booms for Pamllies.
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