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MONUaY AUGUST 11. If 93
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risers the largest circulation ol any newspa
per published on tbo Columbia river.
The Astoria and South Coast road
brought up over 800 people from the
Dr. Jistea would be pleased to have
news-of his wife's diamond breastpin,
lst a few days ago.
Next Sunday atSealand or Nahcotta
tbero will bo a "wrestling match for
S100 between Snohomish Kid and an
A bnikeuian on the I. R. & N. Co.'s
road had ono of "his fingers badly
moshod while coupling cars just as
the train was about to leave Nahcotta,
Tliore was a slight sprinkle yester
day inonuug as the excursion started
mvay, and it rained a little during the
morning at Hwaco and Sealand. but
it was cot enough to cause any
DEATH OF BELLE-DOUGLAS.
A Sad Affliction to the Family.
The annual election for chief en
gineer and first and second assistant
of the Astoria fire department, comes
off to-day. The election will be at No.
23, the polls opening at 9 a. u. and
closing at 4 r. ir.
A number of Astorians were at
Tinker's hotel, Long Beach, on Sat
urday night, at the ball given at that
house, where the music was furnished
by the First Regiment Band, O. N.
G- of Portland.
Miss Belle Douglas, daughter of D.
Douglas and Tvife, died.at "noon yester
day of consumption.
Seldom has The Astoiuan chron
icled a moro sorrowful event
There is nothing of sadness1 in the
death of one who has journeyed step
by step to the very end of life's road.
They are weary when they reach the
end, and to the weary rest is sweet
They lay down their burdens and sink
to rest, and the feeling of those who
watch sleep steal over them is one of
thankfulness that they are at last per
mitted to cast aside their pilgrim's
staff and rest Iheir toil-worn feet
Nor. is the feeling all of sorrfwwhen
one sinks down in the strength of
manhood and reaches the end of his
journey when the sun is yet high in
the heavens. His path must be a very
even one indeed .who does not
find the journey toilsome when
life is but half dne, and
who would not welcome the rest that
seems to come with blessing rather
than with pain. It is when a girl just
budding into womanhood dies, when
the young ones whoso pathway is
bright with joy and gladness, "and
whoso mission on earth seems to be
to impart some of tho radiance of
their innocent lives to those who sur
round them and love them it is when
these sink in the path which their
trembling feet have just begun to
tread it is then that the sorrow seems
unmingled.with aught to relievo its
blackness. It would bo very sad it
this wero the end, but it is only a
more beautiful way of living. Hard
as it is to see it and to feel it, tho rest
into which the dead girl goes is jnst
as sweet as that which comes as a
blessing to the toil-worn traveller.
Tho affliction of Mr. and Mrs. Doug
las seems especially great, as this is
their eldest daughter.
Tho funeral will bo to Clatsop cem
etery on Tuesday.
The wreck of the Harvest Home
which went ashore on North Beach a
number of years ago, is now a popular
resort for crab hunters, who fin3
largo quantities of theso choice edi
bles in tho old wreck.
The dime museum or catchpenny
show which was here a week ago at
the time of the balloon ascension, and
went away forgetting to pay several
bills, had its tent pitched atSealand
yesterday, and were to exhibit there
Prof. Gustavo Peterson, tho great
European illusionist, is known every
where as one of the most finished ar
tists in his lino that has ever appeared
before the public. Don't miss seeing
him and his great comedy company at
Boas' opera house on Thursday even
ing, Aug. 14th.
The band of the First Regiment, O.
X. Qn were treated so cordially at the
Tioga house, that on their return
yesterday on tho steamer they passed
a vote of thanks to the proprietors of
that hotel, for the very generous re
ception extended tho members of the
band, and tho hospitable manner in
which they were entertained.
Rev. Mr. Condit filled tho Presby
terian pulpit yesterday and delivered
an interesting and instructive address.
Hk theme was tho harmony of science
and religion, the reverend gentleman
holding that the two did not confiiot
and that ultimately religion and
science would work harmoniously to
gether for the benefit of mankind.
aKOTHER TELEGRAPH TilNE
Which Will Eventually Connect Astoria
The intention of tho Pacific Postal
Telegraph company to extend a lino
to this city from Portland, has been
previously mentioned in theso
columns. J. W. Hayes, the manager
at Portland, awhile ago made a propo
sition to the Astoria & South Coast
railroad company to build a telegraph
line from this city to Seaside, of which
tho company cordd haye the use for rail
road business on exceedingly liberal
terms. As soon as the railroad will
give an answer and accept the propo
sition on tho terms mentioned, Mr.
Hayes will in forty-eight hours eom
menco operations, and posh tho lino
to a speedy-completion.
In conversation yesterday with a
representative of Tm Astobiax at
Ilwaco, he stated the above. Ho will
run the hpe from this city, sink a ca
ble from Smith's point to the incline
on the end of the pier in Young's bay,
thence along the trestle and line of
tho railroad to Seaside, with offices at
Astoria, Warrenton, Gearharfc Park
and Seaside, and elsewhere whenever
demanded at any intermediate points.
Of course tho main object of tho
Postal company is to connect this city
and Portland, and taking it for grant-,
ed that tbo Astoria & South Coast in
tends to reach tho metropolis on tho
Willamette, tho company is ready to
establish a telegraph lino along the'
It is to bo hoped that tho railroad
directors will at once act upon tho
proposition, and if they will accept it
on tho very liberal terms offered, they
will in a fow weekB have a telegraph
line by which their road can bo op
orated much more systematically and
expeditiously than at present, and it
will bo tho starter which will in a vo rv
short time culminate in a through
lino between this city and Portland.
The Electric Motor Has Recently
Strnci a Rattling Pace.
ELECTItlCAZ. XOTIYE 1'OWER.
Revolution of Limitless Extent Being
A man named Willian Reardon
while walking on a sidewalk above
the Clatsop mill yesterday stepped on
& broken plank which caused him to
fall on the sharp broken end of the
plank which cut him dreadfully about
the lower part of his body. He bled
profusely and was taken to the hospi
tal where ho received medical treatment
There was a steamer sorenado yes
terday.moming about 8:45 nearly op
posite tho "West Shore mills, when the
Qen. Canby overtook tho Electric
ani. two barges of excursionists going
down the river and wero met by the
21 J. Potter coming up. Each boat
whistled a lively fusilade, and the air
was filled with musical toots for
A gang of hoodlums made them
selves disagreeable yesterday by their
rough conduct whilo the excursion
was at Seaside and on tho waj back
they transformed one of the cars into
a miniature hades with their profane
language and riotous behavior.
Sheriff Smith was informed of their
goings-on and arrested five offenders,
who were given safe quarters to await
examination to-day. Two, Dave La
Talle and Charles Ashoun, were re
leased on $25 bail each, while Henry
Vyman, Pete Wynian and Al Bohls
wero compelled to remain to consider
tho error of their ways.
The Scandinavian Picnic.
Mayor Crosby returned last evening
from a visit to Nahcotta.
Miss Atwood of Portland is visiting
with Mr. and Mrs. E. "W. Tallant
Mrs. S. T. McKean and daughter
Eliza returned from Seaside last
Rudolph Prael of Portland, was
down yesterday on a visit to Jjong
Beach, returning up the river last
Miss Puss Rees left hero last even
ing on the steamer Telephone, after a
visit of several weekB with her
Miss Ida Dnback, of Portland is in
this -city on a visit to the family of
Capt Ferchen, and her friend, Miss
E. A. Seeley, manager of the Colum
bia Transportation company, of Port
land, was down yesterday, and wont
over to Long Beach.
Thurston Daniels, editor of the
Vancouver Register, went over into
Pacific county, Washington, yesterday,
accompanied by his wife on a visit of a
E. "W. Creighton, one of the stock
holders of the Columbia Transporta
tion, company, and one of the directors
of tho Oswego Iron works, went over
to North Beach yesterday.
Capt W. W. Rhoades, inspector of
the Thirteenth lighthouse district, re
turned from San Francisco with his
wife yesterday on the steamship Co
lumbia, on their way homo to Portland.
Ernest Thayer and wife, of New
York, are guests of L. A. Loomis,
president of tho L R. and N. Co., at
his elegant homo on North Beach.
Mrs. Thayer is a cousin of Mr.
J. W. Hayes, manager of tho Pacific
Postal telegraph company, came down
from Portland yesterday with his wife,
and went over to Long Beach. He
will return to this city to-day and go
up to Portland this evening.
CoLBeebe, of tho First regiment,
O. N. G., and his staff, consisting of
Capt Smith and Lieutenants Telfer,
Bernhoim, Jones and Moore, and Ser
geant Chase, paid a visit to Fort Canby
yesterday, accompanied by Capt
Wherity, and were cordially enter
tained by the officers of tho garrison.
They went up to Portland on tho
steamer T. J. Potter last evening.
Seaside, August 10, 1890.
Yesterday afternoon was tho warm
est on the beach for several days, and
the surf was delightful for the bath
ore. Judge McGuiro, wifo and daughter
came down yesterday.
Preparations wero made yesterday
for the oxeursionists from Astoria to
day. Tho platform in the grovo near
the Austin house was enlarged and
seats wero fixed around it for the com
fort and enjoyment of thoso wishing
There was a dance at J. P. Austin's
house- last night which lasted until
midnight Mr. Ingalls, of Chadwell,
furnished tho music
Thoro was a 'party at the Seaside
house last night Prof. Francis, vio
linist, and Prof. Rago, harpist, of As
toria, furnished the music.
O. E.Bain, DeL Moore and J. P.
Hynes have come down to camp, hunt
and fish, for a week or two.
W. T, Chutter, wife and childand
George H. George, wifo and child, aro
sojourning here for a short time.
Mrs. Kellogg, of Portland, is the
guest of her brother, Mr. Davis, at hia
pretty cottago in Grimes' grovo.
Dr. J. Tuttle, who has been spend
ing a few days with his family at their
homo near Seaside, returned- to Asto
Mrs. A.YanDusen and family are
guests at Mrs. Anderson's.
Senator Jones and wife are stop
ping at tho Austin house.
Curtis Trenchard and family
here for a few days.
MARINE NEWS AND NOTES.
The Ball Game nt Nahcotta.
The excursion of the Scandinavian
Benevolent Society over tho Astoria
South. Coast railroad yesterday to
Seaside was a grand success. At 830
jl it the steamer Electric, carrying
all the law allows and towing two
barges ono on each side crowded
full of passengers, in all between 500
and GOO people, started from tho city,
aud went to the incline in Young's
bay, where the. excursionists wero
transferred to the cars.
Roller skating, games, sea bathing,
roahiing through tho grove, loiteiteg
ou the beach and dancing in the pa
vilion occupied the day and furnished
the pleasure. Returning in the even
ing they reached the city at 730 many
cowing on the Potter and tho balance
on the Electric and barges.
Financially and socially it was a
great success, and the society feel
well pleased with tho result
The Willapa Regatta.
Yesterday Iho Astoria baso ball club
went to Nahcotta or Sealand to play
with the club from South Bend. Leav
ing this city at 8:45 a. jl on the steam
er Oen. Canby, Hwaco pier was
was reaohed at 1030. but to tho sur
prise, regret and disgust of all on
board, the train was seen leaving the
pier and passing up through Ilwaco
just before the steamer reached the
wharf. There was a thick fog on the
bay, which probable prevented the
men on the train from seeing tho ap
This caused a delay of, two and a
half hours at the lonely warehouse on
tho end of the pior, participated in
not only by the party who had just
arrived, but by over a hundred people
who came five minutes later on the
T. J. Potter. It was one o'olock when
a train arrived and started for Nah
cotta. This was reached in an hour,
and consequent upon the delay there
was not time enough to play a full
The South Bends had four innings
and scored nine runs, tho Astorias
had three innings, scoring seven runs,
and wero at tho fourth inning with
two men on bases and no one outl
when the whistle of the train announc-1
ing a speedy departure, compelled
them to quit, though they would pro
bably have come out ahead if they
could even have finished that inning
making them equal with their competi
tors. The boys aro anxious for another
trial, but want it distinctly understood
that the train and boat will connect,
that they many not bo -compelled to
waste any more time viewing the
scenery of water and land from that
uninviting place, the Hwaco pier.
Tho steamship Columb ia, Capt F.
Bolles, arrived from San Francisco
Tho three-masted schooner Norma,
Capt A. E. Small, sailed for San
Francisco yesterday morniDg.
The steamers Telephone, T. J. Pot
ter, and .R. E. Thompson, all went up
to Portland last evening, between 7
and 730 o'clock, all well laden with
The steam schooner Augusta, Capt.
Paul Schrador, arrived from Tilla
mook yesterday morning, and wont up
The steamship Oregon, Capt E. Polo-
mann, arrived down from Portland
yesterday morning at 8:15, and was
all day receiving a cargo of nearly
$40,000 worth of salmon, leaving here
for San Francisco at 6:15 v. sr.
Tho lighthouso tender, tho govern
ment Blenrnor Manzanita, which has
been in San Francisco about six weeks,
is nearly ready for service again. Tho
old boiler has been taken out, a new
ono put in, and tho work of restoring
that portion of tho steamer which had
to bo taken out to nllow tho change of
boilers is fast being completed. The
latter part of this week the vessel is
likely to be ready for sea, and-sho will
bo here next week.
The YTillapa Harbor association
bttre decided to hold their annual
regatta a tbo 20th and 21st inst, at
Sealand. There aro numerous val
w&fe prises offered and there area
larger nuaibor of entries than ever
before. The citizens on the harbor
itrXbuied liberally lor the suo--Bm&jot'tk
regatta and an interesting
11 yetiluuro jsado up your mind to buy
Heod'-sJStesaprilla do not be Induced to
take any other. Hood's Sarsaprilla is a
jtecaU&r .medicine, possessing, by virtue
f itepecaUar combination. nroDortlon
jumI preparation, curative powers su-
ner jo any aruoie or uio Kind.
JSoeti. Goods and low .rates at -the Sea
A. Jlae line of Cjgars aad ,Cigareite3
caa be foand at.tlie Columbia Bakery,
B$ Tklrd street
Brier,' But jto tlic Point.
I had 'rheumatism all over my body
for two years. Doctored with eminent
physicians, and spent three months in
Reed City Hospital. Four bottles of
Hlbbard's Rheumatic Syrup entirely
cured me. The greatest medicine in
the -orld. Chablks Bowk, Baldwin,
Mich. . .
Every word of the above w true.
T. tf effkbxan, Druggist
For sale by J. W. Conn.
Telepheue ledxiaff Mens.
Best Beds in town. ' Rooms per night
j0 and 25 ots per week 5L50.- New and
clean. Private entrance.
WelHk rd's Beer.
And Free Lunch at the Telephone Sa
loon, 5 cents.
Ludlow's Ladles' 530X) Fine Shoes;
also flexible hand-turned French Kids,
at P. J. Goodman SrCo.'s.
in Aitonlshin Offer Some of the
The San rrauclsco papers of recent date
contained tho following effer:
"As an evidence of the ability of Joy
Vegetable S&rup&rllla to prevent sick head
Mhes, we will giro to -the first twelTO ro
ponsiblopenont who will apply at oar office
a bottle free it they will acre that alter
they hare been cured that -they will admit
the fact brer their Bignatarei."
Thli offer bo startllngly auertod the enl
elencyxjf the remedy that many accepted,
and the letter! of the parties, nearly all of
whom responded, aro "probably the most
convincing attestations that any remedy
ever received. Tlie following it a sample ol
I have been snbleet to blllona headaches
and constipation for several years past; ia
tact, havo been compelled totako a physls
every other night or else I woald have a
headache and dnll, mean ieoling. I'havt
talcen that bottle of Joy's Vegetable 8arsa
parilla, and have derived great benefit from
It, and intend continuing ft After my owm
experience I can heartily advise those trou
bled with biliousness and constipation to try
u. mure, U11A3.-2& JUKOHUXOfi.
126 Locust Avcnae, San Francises.
Boston Brewa Bread
At tho Columbia Bakery to-day.
Fine Table Wise .
Delivered at GO cents a gallon, to any
part of the city. A line lino of pure
California wines at low prices,' at A.
v. Utzlnger's Cosmopolitan saloon.
Rooms Witk Beard.
Parties desiring comfortable rooms
with board, at reasonable rates, can be
accommodated at Mrs. E. C. Holden's,
aorner Main andJTourth streets, !
At the Sunny Sido saloon. Furnished
rooms up stairs.
In the cars of the undersigned a.
purse of money, etc The. ownfcr can
liave the same by proving property and
paying for this advertisement
Delicieus Ice Cream
Served dally at the Columbia bakery.
Remember tho Austin house at the
oa8ido is open tho year "ronnd.
All the Choicest Delicacies, made bvj
"my ursirciass men at the seaside
Tho advance made by electrical sci
ence and application during the last
few years has been so phenomenal
that it is hard to define its extent, and
it is only when inn attempt is made to
follow the developments in any partic
ular branch, that an approximate idea
of its mighty progress as a whole and
its far reaching and ever widening in
fluence in the industrial world can be
bo arrived at
From an investigation of one field
alone, that of the electric motor, it at
once becomes apparent that a revolu
tion of limitless extent is being effected
in industry and manufacture. There
can bo no doubt that tho electric motor
is tho most simple and effective piece of
mechanism yet devised for tho trans
mission and transformation of euergy
in a trustworthy and economical man
nor for useful work.
It is interesting to examine tho dif
ferent ways in which this superiority
is shown, and in doing so it is advisa
ble to eliminate from more than pass
ing consideration tho electric motor as
applied to railroads and to direct at
tention mainly to tho character and
mission of stationary motors.
It is nevertheless true that tho uso
of tho electric motor for transporta
tion purposes is an industrial one.
Somo idea of tho the extent to which
it has already ousted tho horso and
come into competition with tho steam
engine,tho cable and the dummy engino
may bo drawn from tho fact that at
tho present time there are over 250
electrio roads in this country, running
of under contract, with over 1,500
miles of trnck and probably 2,500 cars.
These roads are already carrying be
tween two and three hundred million
passengers a year.. They do this at an
economy of 40 to 50 per cent as com
pared with horses, and, moreover, have
tho remarkable advantage of building
up traffic at a greater rate and of de
veloping nnd enhancing in value now
residential districts. Incredible as it
may seem, also, to thoso who havo not
watched tho course of events, several
of tho shorter steam roads of the
country aro now negotiating for elec
trical equipments, and probably before
this article appears in print contracts
will havo been signed for roads 15 to
20 miles long. It is expected by elec
trical engineers that .during 1801
soveralsuch roads will be built and
Putting aside this field, however
attention may be confined to the uso
of tho electric motor for stationary
power purposes, it is quite possimo
that several of those who read theso
lines may never have seen an electric
motor, yet it is none tho less true
that there are to-day already m. oper
ation in this country over 30,000 elec
tric motors of various sizes .engaged
in an endless variety 'of occupations.
Ono company building motors reports
that its ihachines are now employed
in nearly two hundred distinct indus
tries, and that new uses are found
daily. This development has been
seen almost entirely within tho last
-threo years. From 1880 up to 1887
electrical engineers and contracters
had given their attention mainly to
tho installation of electric lighting
plants in American towns and cities,
with tho result that there wero somo
1,200 central stations in operation,-
supplying the nrc light or tho incan
descent light, and sometimes both. A
great many of those stations paid well
from tho start, but it was soon found
that the lighting business was after
all a limited ono; that is, it could only
be carried on during the hours of
darkness, so that a valuablo plant
often lay idle sixteen or eighteen
hours out of the twenty-four.
Yet the current which such a plant
could generate, would lend itself as
readily to driving an electric motor as
to furnish light in a lamp, and tho
same circuit that conveyed it to the
lamps would 'also convey it to the
motors.. It was tins fact that gavo
a great stimulus to tho electrio motor
industry about three years ago, and
led to tho perfecting of what had here
tofore been a crudo and cumbereom
piece of mechanism. Is is now gen
erally known, tho electrio motor has
but one moving part, the revolving
armature, and by means of a pully
placed at the end of tho armature
shaft, its power can be placed to any
piece ot apparatus -or machinery
known to the arts. But up to 188G,
nearly all the electric motors had been
badly designed and poorly built, and
tho current that should have been
diverted into power was simply wasted
in developing heat, so that the ma
chines rapidly, burnt out and other
wise became useless, and wero alto
gether too expensive to run. At tho"
present time, however, there are
several electric motors in the market,
of excellent design and workmanship,
for which as high an efficiency as over
90 per cent is claimed, and there can
be no doubt that tho rate of efficiency
in the smaller sizes as well -as in tho
larger, is tho highest that hasyet
been attained by any piece of power
transmission machinery. r
Thus an electric motor of one-half
or 6ne-quarter horse-power will easily
show'as high an efficiency as that ot
another sort ot amotorof ten or fifteen
horso-power, yet nobody dreams of ex
pecting a gas engino or a steam engine
of one-quarter or one-half horse-power
to give anything but a small return
upon the fuel applied to it Moreover,
with the electrio motor an enormous ad
vantage has been in tho fact that when
it has been installed and connections
have been made with the circuits con
necting it with the central station it is
practically ready that minute for worfc?
All that is necessary is the turning of
a switch and the current is instantan
eously there. r With the steam engine,
even when the steam is taken from the
steam mains in tho street, considera
ble attendance is necessary, and in tho
vast majority ot instances tho steam
has to be manufactured -on the snot,
so that boilers are necessary, involving
tho attendance of an expert engineer,
the supply of water and coal, tho re
moval of- ashes. Such steam plants
also occupy considerable space and
threw off no small amount of heat
Tho idea, however, with the electrio
motor is lo concentrate in the central
station all the inconvenience connected
with the generation of steam and to
irausniit the energy in the form of
current, so ttiat all the user has to do
is to draw off the supply as he wants
it hist as ho would do in turning &
tap to procure s supply of water.
To-day electrio motors in different
parts of the country are runmngfeed
cutters in stables, and are also used to
to brush tho horses down. Others
are used to run butter churns. Not
far off "in tho same street they are
busy chopping up meat iu sausage
factories, or making whips, or picking
hair, or sawing stone, or making pens,
or driving jewelers' lathes. Some
are busy making watchcaso machinery,
and others in making shoes. Not "a
few of them are in uso by opticians
for grinding glasses, while others have
their merits sung in shrill Italian cs,
good peanut roasters. In the liquor
business they have been found ex
tremely handy for running bottling
machines, while in the tobacco busi
ness they are not less convenient for
driving tho cigarette machine or mak-.
ing cigar boxes. Tljey are often used
for grinding colors, and in one city of
this state they have been put to tho
extraordinary work of squirting paint
Somo of the neatest pieces of ivory
turning are now done by electric
motor, and if somo people only knew
that the pills they are so fond of wero
made by the same agency they would
bo inclined to believe that the nos
trum had acquired an additional
recommendation. In some cities so
far has the use ot eleotric motors
gone that it is possible for a man to
day to drink at breakfast coffee ground
and eat fruit evaporated by electric
pawer. Daring tho month he will
conduct his business with electrically
made pens and paper ruled by elec
tricity, and make his records in elec
trically bound books, his Ecven-story
office being in all probability reached
by an electric motor elevator. At
luncheon ho will bo able to discuss
sausages, butter and bread, and nt
night cat ico cream and drink iced
water duo to tho same electrical
Ho will ride all abont the place in
electric cars, wear shirts and collars
mangled and ironed by electric motor,
sport a suit of clothes and a hat
blocked by the same means; on holi
days ride a nierry-go-round propelled
by electric motor, or have his tobog
gan hauled up tho slide with equal fa
cility, be called to church by an elec
trically tapped bell, sing hynms to tho
accompaniment of an electrically
blown organ, be buried in a coffin of
electric make, and last of all, have his
name carved on his tombstone by tho
same subtle, mysterious, all-porvasivo
and indefatigable agency. This may
sound liko a wild and exuberant
flight of fancy, but it issiraply a faith
ful statement of the manner in which
electricity is applied to every one of
the necessities and luxuries of life in
Outside of towns and cities, tho uso
of tho electrio motor still remains to
be devoloped beyond the merest be
ginning, but the compact, cleanly aud
economical little jack-of-all-trades
has already made its influenco felt in
a large number of miscellaneous in
dustries, and particularly in that of
mining. The electric motor is already
being employed in a large number of
American coal mines, running pumps
and elevators, and more particularly
in drilling in coal and mineral-bearing
rock. Out west some of the uses it
has been put to in mining are spec
ially notable. Providence, in its in
scrutable dispensation of things, has
generally arranged that the best
mines shall bo tho farthest removed
from tho water-powers best adapted
for working them, and hence it often
happens that valuable veins have been
worked at a loss, or only after moun
tains havo been circumvented or bored
through for expensive canals.
With electric motors, however, water-power,
in tho shape of electric cur
rent, can bo carried up hill, and though
it has been said that we can never
grind with tho water that has passed,
tho old adago is now strictly untrue,
several instances being on record in
which this has been done with tho
most brilliant success. In not a few
western mines the energy thus re
claimed from water power several
miles beow is being carried back up
into the hills aud there employed to
run hoists and vanners, quarts mills,
stamps, pumps, amalgamators and
other appliances for which power is
necessary. "In ono striking instance
the electric motor has been employed
to recover gold that seemed to be ut
terly beyond reach.
In other words, is has been attached
to pumps for laying bare tho bed of a
river, in which auriferous sand had
been deposited for countless ages.
ThO river course lay at the bottom of a
deep gorge, where tho U30 of any
other machinery would havo been
quite out of tho question; but a port
able littlo electric motor, mounted on
light platforms, easily removablo in
case of sudden flood or other emer
gency, the whole problem was easily,
solved and for tho first time since tho
sunroso over California tho bed of
that river was exposed and mado to
yield up its secrets and its wealth.
'In smother extraordinary instance
electric motors are employed in,
mining purposes in the Chollar mine,
in tho great Comstock lode. There,
water, which has already dono a large
amount of work at the surface, is con
ducted under a 1,600-foot head to
water wheels at the bottom of tho
mine, which there drive an electric
generating plant Tho current from
this plant is conducted by wires back
to the surface, and there operates six
electric motors, each of 75-horse
power which help in driving the big
main shaft of the mill, thus 'supple
menting the work which is done on
the same shaft by the water wheels at
the surface of the ground. There is
no other, way conceivable in which the
energy developed'by the water falling
under this tremendous head could bo
utilized, and it remained for the genius
of American mechanical and electrical
engineers lo carry out such a stupend
ous enterprise. -New York Sun.
I will open on or before August 1st, the Grandest
Line of Clothing Ever Shown on this CoasfcJ which
I will sell for LESS MONET than the trash which
is now being faked off on . the Public as Rare
KJ J J U S3 1 h
this Lois i- Case's Astoria Are low on- Sale
Jlrs. Lanptry's Moonstone.
Mrs. Langtry is particularly partial
to the moonstone, and owns one of
the most beautiful of its kind known
to connoisseurs. It is large and of
oval shape, almost transparent, and
flashes tho colors of the opal under
certain lights. Its beauty is enhanced
by a setting of small diamonds, which
brings out its transparency, and its
owner asserts that sho always suc
ceeds best in her play when sho wears
this ornament which is used as a pin
amid lace ruffles.
To'Ukc the last argument from
the croakers and in order to show
lhospublic that it is not tho money
alone that 1 am after, hut that 1 am
anximis to make a
GOOD SHOWING FOR ASTORIA.
I hereby voluntarily offer to make
an equal division of the winning
and of course I'll win among the
different Benevolent Societies of
Astoria, as follows r
Astor Lodge No. G, K. of P.
Beaver Lodge No. 35, 1. O. O. F.
dishing Post No. 14, G. A. K.
Finnish Benevolent Society,
Fishermen's Protective Union.
Pacific Lodge No. 17, K. of P.
Scandinavian Benevolent Societv.
Sea Siile Lodge No. 12. A. O. U. V.
Temple Lodge No. 7, F. A. & A. M.
Young Men's Christian Association.
"Woman's Belief Corps No. 3;G.A.tt.
Carpenters' and Joiners' Union.
Astoria Typographical Union.
Young Men's Institute No. 106.
Mediterranean Mutual Society.
And any other similar organiza
tions 1 may have left out in this list,
but who care for.the sick and assist
Now for a Grand Rally !
And lets show to the outside world
that THE BOSS CLOTIHEK OF
ASTOBIA, can't be heat anywhere.
To 'all who stand by me-in this
fight, I assure more than full value
for their money.
Yours, anxious to win,
. The Reliable Clothier
In Occident Hotel Building.
AT TITE OFFICE OF THE
Astoria Real Estate Co.
PRICES FKOM 8150 TO $250 EACH.
TJCK3IS- One-Half Cash ; the Balance in Six and Twelve Months.
Weinhard's Lager Beer !
Is the Choice of the Connoisseur. -Superior
Facilities for Shipping in Car Load Lots.
Orders for any quantity to he directed to
H. WEINHAED, Portland, Oregon.
Corner Twelfth and. II.
P. O. Box 405
I New RESTAURANT I
SECOND - STREET
(Opp. Telephone Landing.)
Is tie Bon Toil Restaurant of tie Town
(and tub rixr-ST ox Tin: roAST.)
Dinner Parties, Banquets, a Specially
The Fittest Vines aiitl TAqnors.
Private Entrance and Rooms;
N. B. No connection with lii-t old- place on
! Main Sf reel House
Wm. W. WuRRiir,
Wherry & Harry,
AND SURVEYING. TOWNSITE "WORK
City and Suburban Property Sold on Com
mission. Investments Made Tor
I. V. Case, Banker. Judge c. II. Page.
Office on Third. Street,
Near Court House, - ASTORIA. OR
J. B. Wyatt,
Hardware and Ship Chandlery,
Pure Oil, Bright Yarnlsli. Bmaclc Oil,
Cotton Canvas, Hemp Sail Twine,
Lard Oil. Wrought Iron Spiked,
Galvanized Cut Nail?.
Agricultural Implements, Sowing
Mnc'uines, L'aints, Oils,
The" above JJcstaurant is Just Opened,
with everything Ney and
This is the Cleanest and Quietest
Place in the City.
BARLOW & HAYDER, Prop's.
No Chinese I'tuplojctl.
Ik II i n sh Ik
ill) URL II
SFEnIarged anil Refitted to Meet tlio Popnlar Demancl..Jg3
The returns relating to abandoned
farms in Maine show that there, as in
Massachusetts, it is in tho older settle
ments, vhere"the locations -Y7ero ill
chosen and tho soil is exhausted, that
tho chief decline is apparent.
A Brutish French miner in the Til-
lace of Hickman. Penn., -wagers that
"ho can eat any small anim.al.ahYe. Re
cently he penormea tne aisgusung
feat of eating a live rabbit.
X Safe Investment.
" Is one which Is guaranteed to brings
you satisfactory results, or in case of
failure a return of purchase price. On
this safe plan you can buy irom our
advertised druggist a bottle of Dr.
King's New Discovery for consumption.
It is guaranteed to bring relief m every
case, when used for any affection of
Throat, Lungs or Chest, such as Con
sumption, Inflammation of .Lungs,
Bronchitis, Asthma, "Whooping Cough,
nrnnn. ntn etc. It is pleasant and
agreeable to taste, perfectly safe, and
can alwaj's dc aepenucu upon, xnai
bottles freo at J. w. Conn's drugstore.
Neimi & Engross,
Jewelers and Watchmakers.
Jewelry. Watches, nnd CIoclis
Repaired at Ilxtremcly
628" Third St., - Astoria
Magee, Argand and Acorn
Cooking and Heating,
EVERYONE FULLY WARRANTED
Shoalwater Bay and" Eastern Oysters.
Private Rooms For Dinner Parties, Etc.
ME.VLS COOKKD TO ORDEK.
II. B. HALL.
BIGGS. HALL & CO.,
Frankfort Real Estate Co.
rKT7TrT?o J Cor. Commercial and Pearl Sts., Frankfort, Wash,
O10fci "J navel's Brick Block, 135 2d St., Astoria.
Investments Made for Non-Residents, a Specialty. -
n ifir po J Correspondence solicited.
p.O.BOXHb. -j cheerfully lurnislied.
Maps, Circulars and all information
FLY1M3SL The Tailor,
WATER CLOSETS, PLUXBIXG GOODS,
PUXPS, SI5KS, AND BATH TUBS
311 OHENAMDS STREET.
KEEPS IN STOCK TIIK-
Finest Woolen Goods for Suitings. All ths latest Styles
He buys for Cash at Eastern Prices.Mle Guarantees the Best Workmanship on'all
Garments. Call and see for yourself. Barth Block, ASTORIA, OR.