( Mj ...- 'w iiJiilJJ L. XXXV. NO.r,r,. ASTORTA, OREGON, MONDAY, AUGUST 25. !S)(. PRKE FIVE CENTS &AKlNe POWDER Absolutely Pure. Hi- jM.wU-i Mewi arifi, A marwi tt , n. irvtwiJt .iMi vIilMiiiii'!itis':. More niM-xl ttmM ti nn'.iHmy kiml-.aixl can : I m.M it NH'tilh'ii Vith the uiiilti l mix tst -4i.rl tti'iKlil.almn orjhos- kmv. lriKicCi. li'! '':ii!-m.. ,. A. I.i ! M. .&nsos & Co.. Agents, I'ort ni.l -'nip. IXSUKAXCK- INSURANCE Kiiv ;uici Marino. and Life VAN DUSEN & CO.. Ag'ts. ASTORIA. OR., f lUo I'olUm.iig Kcliabb' Fotclgn and I' -iit.' ftHtuitK : 1 n""l and luiilon :in! J I !.!(. North !..u-h -mm! Miwaiitili. S.-dllisli Hilton :tml k .It-Mnl, UntlftHil : ti!it'o.'ii-iiI.(iiiin.'r-t . ! t'.ltftniia. Iiih1oii aiiil lmrashin.' f I kinml, (VmiiiR-roiiil Union of ionilon. (.luntiaw of IaukIhii. Northwest of 1'ortl.inil. Uu'iut life of New York. rtompt.Libeial Adjustments Guaranteed W. CASK Insurance Aent. kki'kivskn n.; California Marine Ins. Co , S. F. Columbia Firs m i Marine Ins. Co., r.irlland. Home Mutual Insmance Co ,S. F. Phoenix of London. Imperial of London. Robb & Parker, AUENVYOI Fire and Marne Insurance, Willi an Aggregate Capital of S7O,O0O,00O. IMl'KKIAUor I-nmlon. l AUFOKNIA. or California. CONMftTIClT.or Hartford. OAKLAND IIO.M K. or Oakland I.IUN.of ltiufon. FIKKM A VS FUND, ot California Ql'IXN. of limlna MAKKETS. Washington Market. Mala Mrrct. AforIa, Oregon. rMKiTi:si:v v vo ruoiMciirruns. RESPECTFULLY CALL THE ATTEN tion ol the public to the fact that the atwvc Market will always be supplied with a FVI.L VAKIETY AKD HEST QUALITY OF FRESH AND CURED MEATS ! ! Wnicli will be sold at lowest rates, whole sale and retail. ee"-Special attention given to supplying hips. STAR MARKET. WHERRY & COMPANY, Fresh and Cured Meats, Vogotablos, FRUITS, BUTTER, and EGGS. OPPOSITE OCCIDENT HOTEL, cnKXAXOH Street. Astoria, Os. Roadway Market. O'llsirn & Inalls, Propr's. Opposite Foanl A tokes. A First-Class Meat Shop. Frosh and Salt Meats. AH Purchases Delivered iu any part of the Ot. -(HW&ONRoOflpllrWJft HEALTH RESTORER. IT ?S THE IDE AT. MEDICINE. (1 t4Mt-c the Ijvorand Kiilncvs ami Stomach, rv.n. It i.Ucho. Dvsrcisi.a. creates an Appe titr, Pun(io Uic Impure UhkhI, siul Makes The "Weak Strong. eblifclhttil-JII PFUNDEFTS MMMaaHOHM m.iimritUH IMMMMBCIMM Used everywhere $1 ahotllo;8ixfor$5- Wm. V. Whkkkv. S. A.W11KUKY. RiriiAitn llAitnv, Civil Engineer. Wherry & Harry, Real Estate am suuveyi.no. townsitk work a specialty. City and Suburban Property Sold on Coin mission. Investments Made Tor Outside Parties. REFERENCES L Y. Case, Banker. Judge C. H. Page. OUIce br Xkird Street, Uer Court House, - ASTOBIA, OK xmuis li-IiL-JF w ELECTRIC INTELLIGENCE Interesting Political, Social, Sensa tional aM General News. ECHOES TfiOM THE OLD WORLD. A Summary of ihe Latest and Principal Events Occurring Through out the Land- Sunol failed to beat Maud S.'s record. The railroad strike in New York is un changed. Now steamers will be put on the Can ndian Pacific line. S. S. l'ringle has been appointed post master at Desert, Or. E. J. McCauley shot and killed Alfred Craighill at Saule Margarita. Another battle has been fought and won by the Salvadorean array. The steamer iri7nuiyfoi went ashore at the entrance to San Diego bay. Trains on the A. k P. and A. T. A; S. F. roads are dcla-ed 03 washouts. An acrobat was seriously injured by falling from a trapezo in New York. The- coming week in congress has been apportioned to various committees. A French vessel shelled a village in the New Hebrides, and killed hundreds of natives. Tho body of Peter White was found on the railroad track at Chehalis; murder is suspected. Evan Lewis and Me.Leod, "Tho Slrangler," will wrestle in San Fran cisco Wednesday. Tho Kanier Mill company' mill at Se attle was destroyed by fire; loss, $TiO,0C0; partly insured. At Livingstone, Minn., a maniac butch ered his wife and children nnd was killed in being arrested. Tho secretary of the navy has decided to Luke no further action in regard to the case of Itear-Admiral Gillis. Chnuncey Depew is not worried over tho New York Central strike, nnd does not propose to give up his vacation. The striking cigar makers of 'J'. J. Dun & Co. havo gone back to work, tho com pany granting tho advance asked. Secretary Pioelor will npKint tho army board to select a site for the ordnance foundry on the Pacific coast in a few days. tiii; akmv itoAitu. Secretary Proctor Will Appoint it in Feu- Days. Special to Thk Astokiax.1 Wasiiingtox, Aug. 24. One of Secretary Proctor's lirst official acts on returning to Washington will be to appoint the army board provided for by the fortification bill to visit the Pacific coast and select a site for an ordnance foundry for the army. The board is to consist of three officers not Below the grade of lieutenaut-colouel, one lo be selected from the ordnance corps, one of the engineer corps and one from the artillery. The secretary is anxious lo have this board organized as early as possi ble so that it can at once visit all the available sites and after a careful study of them file their report in time to be submitted to Congress as soou as it convines in December for the second session. The secretary and ordnance officers are anxious to begin the erection of the new foundry early next season. THIS WEEK IN CONGRESS. How the Time Will Ke Taken up in Senate. Special toTiiKAsTOKXAX. Washington, Aug. 24. Tariff dis cussion, to exclusion of almost every thing else, will again predominate in the Senate this week. In conformity with a mutual agreement of the Re publican and anti-Democratic leaders in the Senate, Mr. Aldrich, it is ex pected, will, some day during the week, ask that a day be" fixed for final vote on the bill. The discussion may ue interrupted oy tue conference re port on sundry civil bills should an agreement be reached this week on the irrigating reservoir item. Monday, in the House, will be for the committee on the District of Co lumbia. Tuesday and Wednesday have already been set apart for the consideration of the Butterworth bill to prohibit dealings in "futures," etc., on which a vote will be taken on Wednesday. The committee on rates will bring in an order setting apart Thursday and Saturday for business brought up by tho committee on labor and this order will probably be agreed to. Friday will be private bill day. The Gillis Court iTIartial. Special to Tun Astoiuax Washington, Aug. 24. Tho Sec retary of the Navy has decided that no further action is necessary in the case of Rear-Admiral Gillis, who was charged by Captain Reed with cer tain violations of the naval regula tions. The court found Admiral Gillis guilty, and also found that Captain Reed was gniltyof using disrespect ful langnago lo Admiral Gillis. The secretary lias decided lo take no further action in the matter as to either officers. New Postmaster. Special to TlIK ASTOKIAN.l Washington, Aug. 24. Tho follow ing havo been appointed fourth-class pestmasters: Oregon S. S. Pringle, Deseret, Cook county, vice W. G. Rogers, deceased. Science Works "Wonriers. 1 had sciatic rheumatism so that 1 was all drawn over to one sldo. My hip sank so that j'ou could lay your hand in the cavity, and 1 did no work for a year. Nothing did me any good until 1 tried JiiDbnrds Kheuuiatio yrup. Four bottles cured me. Alhekt King, Yau Veit, Ohio. For sale by J. W. Conn. TRANS-PACIFIC BUSINESS. New Steamers Will Be Put on All Line. Specal to The Astorian.1 San Francisco, Aug. 24. There will be marked changes in the Trans-Pa cific situation next spring. The steam ers of thS Canadian Pacific bteamsnip Co. will be supplanted by magnificent fast steamers. The Canadian Pacific Railroad Co. will then be in a very stirring position to compete for freight and passenger business. The Pacihc Mail, however, will next year have a line of new American- built steamers running. They Have been determined on and will be as fine, but not quite so large as the Can adian Pacific steamers. Should the Tonnage bill nowbefore Congress become a law the Occidental and Oriental Co. will also build new and fine steamers and return its pres ent chartered steamers to their En glish owners. To Meet " The Stranifler.. Special to The Astouian. San Francisco, Aug. 24. The only event of interest in sporting circles in this city is the wrestling contest between Evan Lewis and D. S. Mc Leod on Wednesday. "The Stran gler" will try lo throw the Scotch champion three times out of four, catch-as-catch-can. The match is for a purse of 800. THE mm READY REVOLVER. A Wife Beater Resents Interference With Fatal Resnlts. TIIO HULL UTS IX II1S lilt EAST. Special by Thk Unit kd Pities. San Luis Onisro, Aug. 24. C. Mc Cauley, aged about 19 years, shot and killed Alfred Craighill at Bean's hotel Santa Maragarila, this afternoon. Craighill received a 45-calibre bnllet in each breast, causiug death in two hours. Craighill was an old resident of in temperate habits and irasciblo dis position. Last night he was abusing his wife, when McCauley, who was iu Craighilfs employ aud stopping at his house, endeavored lo mako peace. Craighill resented the interference and attacked McCauley savagely. The latter escaped for the time leing, but Craighill pursued him further, to-day abusing him and threatening his life, until finally ujion Craighill making n motion as if lo draw a pistol, Mc Cauley drew a revolver aud fired. McCauley camo in at once aud sur rendered himself to the sheriff. Ho is generally justified by public senti ment. AN CNEVENTFUIj SUNDAY. The Railroad Strikers Spend a Quiet Sabbath. Special to Thk Astorian.1 New Youk, Aug. 24. All was qniet at the Grand Central depot to-day, and there were few indications that there was a strike on the New York Central. Superintendent Voorhees was at his office. He had heard nothing new from Terre Haute, aud did not expect to. Two men were arrested aud held iu bail for throwing stones at men on freight trains. A IiOiig Swim for liittlc Money. Special to Thk ASTOniAN.l London, Aug. 24. Davis Dalton has accepted challenge to swim from Blackwall pier to Gravestone, a dis tance of twenty miles, for a purso of 50, before the end of September. All Spiders Arc Poisonous. Spiders, for some reason, are as scarce in Washington City as moths and fleas are plentiful. The spider, however, is not an insect; uuliko in sects, its head and chest are in one piece, and it has eight legs instead of six. It is a fact worth knowing that all spiders are poisonous, secreting in their mandibles a venom which, from the effects produced by it, is very likely more powerful, in proportion to its quantity, than that of the cobra di capello or rattlesnake. The most dangerous of spiders are the "black widow" with the red dot on the tinder side, and its cousin, the "katipo," which often kills human beings in New Zealand by its bite. The com mon "jumping spider," with the three red spots on its back, that one often sees on sunny Avails, is to be avoided; it will jump at you if you point your finger at it and its bite is dangerous. Severe spider bito produces symptoms resembling those of lock-jaw. The ordinary "gossamer spider" that one sees floating about in its web on warm fall days is fond of attaching a thread to tho ground and permitting the breeze to blow it off in the air, where it remains suspend ed at anchor for days at a time, often miles and miles from its place of an chorage. The greatest enemy of the spider is the wasp; but monkeys eat spiders, as do also snakes, turtles, birds and some mice. St. Louis Globe-Democrat. M. de Gaste. the Froneli Minmninn of woman's rights, who would not onlv trive woman vnts. Imfc conta in Parliament, sought to have his 40- year-oia uaugutor declarged incom petent to manage her own affairs. He said she was hysterical, bnt the court uemeu tne petition. Kncourngeaient ror the FeeMp So lonjr a the falling embers of vitality are capable or being re-klmlled Into a warm and genial glow, just so long as there Is hope for the weak and emaciated invalid, lid him not, therefore, despond, but derive encouragement from this and from the further fact that there la a restorative most potent In renewing tho dilapidated powers or a broken down system. Yes, thanks to its unexampled tonic virtues, Hostetter's Stomach lUttcrs U dally reviving strength In the bodies and hopo in Ihe imiidsof the feeble and nervous. Appetite, rcrreshlng sleep, the acquisition of flash and color, are blessings attendant upon the reparative processes which this priceless iuvigoraut speedllv inlllats and carries to a successful conclusion. Digestion is restored, the blood fertilized and sustenance afforded to each lire-sustaining organ by the Hitters, which Is Inoffensive even to the feminine palate, vegetablo In comiosltlon. and thoroughly safe. Use It and regain vigor. THE RAILROAD STRIKE ! Causea By VanderlJilt Carryius Oat His Famons Policy. THE NATIONAL CONVENTIONS. It is Too Late Now to Arrange for a Postponement and the Meet ings Must be Held. Special by The United I'iiess. New York, Aug. 24. Delegate Hannan of the Firemen's Brotherhood voiced their sentiment last night, when he said that Webb and Vanderbilt were only carrying out the public be d policy, aud if General-Manager Toucey had had his way there would never have been any strike. It is given out officially lo-night that strike or no strike, Ihe national convention of firemen and conductors and trainmen, which have been an nounced for next month, for San Francisco, Los Angeles aud Toledo, respectively, must take placo under the constitution of each order. A postponement can only take place upon an affirmative vote of a majority of the lodges and it is now too late to put the machinery into operation. At 10:30 the Supremo court ad journed until Monday morning. The sub-committee was in session throughout to-day. Tho advices referred to in Sargent's letter lo Powderly are the bills of grievances upon which the council is required to act. DEFEW DON'T CAKE. The IKnilroad Strike Does Not Worry Him Any. Special lo Thk astoiman.1 Pauis, Aug. 24. Dcim?w was inter viewed here last night, lie says he has no intention of letting the railway strike at homo break his vacation. He will sail from Hamburg on the Teu tonic, September 3d. Continuing Mr. Depew said: "The notifications I have received from the officers arc to the effect that Iho situ ation is not sufficiently serious to re quire my iiersonal attention. Had I anticipated the rupluro I would not have taken a vacation, but now it has occurred iu my absence I will not re turn on account of it. I have known my officers o long that I have abso lutely confidence in their discretion, wisdom and justice. I have received no message asking me to nrbitrate. All the, information I receive from America comes from the Central office. OI.OOD-STAINED SALVADOR. Another Small Rattle Fought The Enemy Repulsed. Special to Thk astoki an.1 San Sata'adou, Aug. 24. Another battle has been fought by the Salva doreau army, aud again it has shown its invincibility aud scored another victory. President Bogran, of Honduras, a few days ago issued a boastful mani festo, telling what ho could do to Sal vador, but lie has met the enemy and has been soundly thrashed. He will bo lucky if ho possesses his capital for a week. Bogran sent 4,000 troois to invade Salvador. They made the in VtTsiou, but did not got far before they were stopped by Gen. Moliua with 2,000 men. After a five-hour battle, they wore driven "from Salvador with heavy losses, and left on the field sev eral cannon and large quantities of ammunition. It is not known here whether Ezeta will order an advance upon Tegucigalpa or not. San Juan Strawberries. Tho strawberry harvest at Friday Harbor has closed, and the returns are all in, excepting the shipments made by Mrs. Sweeney, and the result is 6,857 boxes, or 34,285 pounds, which is a trifle over seventeen and one tenth tons. It is estimated that 3,000 boxes were used at home or went lo waste on account of lack of pickers to save them. Some pickers earned S4.50 per dav. C. C. Reed shipped 1,217 boxes, L. B. Carter, 1,321 boxes, Judge Bowman G55 boxes, and G. B. Driggs, 3,054 boxes. The shipments made by Mr Driggs were from two and three quarter acres of ground, and it is esti mated that 2,000 boxes went to waste for want of pickers. The average price received was forty-five cents per box, or $1,644.30. This same two and three-quarter acres is a thrifty young prune orchard, and the berries were raised between the rows of trees. The prunes are yet to be heard from. Wo gathered fine berries from Mr. Driggs' vines on the 1st of August. .Header, please consider for a moment the capabilites of one acre of San Juan county soil. Friday Harbor uazetle. More Honors For Hearst Senator George Hearst of California has reached the full measure of pnblic fame. A literary society has been named after him. It is a colored literary society at that, and its object is tho promotion of culture. Senator Hearst is a firet rate judge of horse flesh aud he can tell bettor than any man in America whether a holo in the ground can bo worked for silver ore; but he has always been a littlo weak in his spelling. It will take some time for him to feel at home as a man of letters, bnt the Senator Hearst Literary society has tho senator's per mission to use his name. Washing ton Corr. Chicago Tribune. IVolicc. GOD'S BLESSING TO HUMANITY So Says an Oregon Tioneer Ninety Years Old. Fokkst Grovk. Or., March 19. 1 have used the OREGON KIDNEY TEA and obtained immediate relief. It is God's blessing to humanity. I tike pleasure in recommending it to the afflicted. I am now nearly ninety years old, came to Oregon in 1842 in the cm ploy of tho Hudson's Bay Company, anu since 1 began using the OREGON KIDNEY TEA I enjoy good health. DAVID MUNROE. PROBABLE IUURDEB. The ?ZUtilatcd IJody ol" it Ulan Found on the Track. Special to The Astorian1. Seattle, Aug. 24. A Journal spe cial from Centralia, Wash., says: "Yes terday Peter White, a stranger, came here with two others, presumably friends. He spent the day making a tour of the town and visiting the saloons, intending going south as far as Kalama on the night train. This morning his remains were found on the Northern Pacific rail- road track opposite the new Arling ton hotel. His body was badly mutil ated, both legs beiug cut off. Some believe he was killed in trying to board the south bound trniu, which passed here about 2 o'clock in the morning, while others believe he was foully dealt with, and his body placed on the track. The absence of any considerable amount of blood or bloodstaius tends to sustain the latter theory. An in quest will be held. Meanwhile the remains lie at Butterworth's under taking parlors. The Strikers Win. Special to The Astouian PniTjADEijPuiA, Aug. 21. Differ ences between T. J. Dunn Sc Co. and their striking cigarmakers were set tled to-day, by the firm agreeing to pay the men the advance asked. A WHOLE FAMILY MURDERED. A Maniac Bntclicrs Bis Wife AM Children With a Broad Aid. KILTjV.U IX V.E1XV. TAKEX. Special bv The United 1'nns.s. Minneapolis, Minn., Aug. 24. -A Livingston special to the Trib line says: A man who gave his name as Arling ton reported to Sheriff Templcton about 5 o'clock this afternoon Hint a rancher named Quinn, living twelve miles w'est or Livingston, had killed his wife and five children with a broad axe. Tho man was crazy, and when dis covered was silting in the corner of a room eating from the arm of one of the children. The bodies of nil were horribly mu tilated. The arms and legs had been severed from their bodies. The eldest, a girl of about 15 years, was cut al most in two. Several men went lo- the houc and tried to capture the murderer, but he would allow no one to approach him, and was killed by one of the men in self defense. II. WALTER WEP.K. Vantlei hilt's Yonin; Man Who Is Ffchl iiii; the Knights of Labor. Mr. Webb is a son of that .fames Watson Webb who was a famous New York editor in the days of tho war. He inherits much of his father's determi nation of character and concentration of purpose, and having had advantage of a thorough training in railway ser vice, the directors of the New York Central system decided that he was the man for the emergency which had arisen. Mr. Webb, furthermore, has an in fatuation for the railway business and an honorable ambition to win esteem as a most competent manager. He does not need to work for his support. He is sufficiently well off to be able to pass his days in ease if he so chose, but laziness is something abhorrent to him, and a proper ambition inipells him. He labored so exhaustively when he took the new office that he was suddenly seized with a pecu liar illness, which caused temporary blindness and threatened the imma nent loss of eyesight, but a brie period of rest, combined with an ocean trip, reinvigorated him, and he re turned to work just iu time to see the emergency which had been threatened arising. It is probable that much of Mr. Webb's labors was dcroted to ferreting out the causes of the de moralization which exists along the line. It was a work which entailed patience, secrecy and great determina tion, and it resulted in the discharge of tho sixty-five men. There is no doubt that Mr. Webb discovered that outside influences had been secretly at work for some time to bring the whole body of employes on the New Yrork Central system under the control of the Ivnights of Labor. There is also good reason to think that it was the purpose of those whose energies were thus directed to assume toward the corporation a policy which it must have regarded not only as of fensive, but a3 imperilling its business. How this discovery was made Mr Webb and his associates in tho man agement of the road alone know. Nor do they admit to an indis criminate public that the' havo dis covered any such condition of things as has here been described. Yet those who are close to the management of the road tell me that there is no doubt that a discovery of this kind was made, and that, in the opinion of the managers it called for immediate and heroic treatment. This was adminis tered when the orders camo for the discharge of sixty five employes. Philadelphia Press. Tho Roumanian government has offered prizes to the architects of all nations for the best plaii3 for its now assembly and senate chambers. The first prize for each building is S3.000; the second, $1,500; third, 600. Epoch. The transition from long, lingering and painful sickness to robust health marks an epoch in the life of the indi vidual. Such a remarkable event is treasured in the memory and the agency whereby the good health has been at tained is gratefully blessed. Jlcncc it is that so much is heard in praise of Elec tric Bitters. So many feel they owe their restoration to health to the use of the Great Alterative and Tonic. 1 f you are troubled with any disease of the Kidneys, Liver or Stomach, of long or short standing you will surely find re lief by use of Electric Bitters. Sold at 50 c, and SI per bottle at J, W. Conn's Drug store. ! SHELLED BY FRENCHMEN Massacre ofHnnMsofMYGSIn tbe to HelriJes Islands. MURDER OF "WHITES AVENGED An Entire Village Demolished The Natives Elee to a Volcanic Mountain For Safety. Special by Tm: Umted Press. Meluoukxe, Aug. 24. News has just been received here from the New Hebrides Islands, of a disastrous re sult of an attempt on the part of the commodore of a German vessel to se cure native laborers to work on the docks at Sydney, where the shipping is all tied up and commerce para lyzed by a strike of stevedores and ship crews. The "German commodore anchored his vessel off tho island of Ambrim, whose inhabitants are warlike savages and went ashore with his crew to nego tiate with the chiefs for a largo gang of men. Whether or not he attempted to seize some of the natives and take them aboard is unknown, but for some rea son tho natives became suspicious of his intentions, and taking the captain and his sailors by surprise, made a sudden attack upon them in the night and killed all who were ashore. The inato and a part of the crew re maining on board tho ship learned in tho morning what had happened, and to escape from the natives, who were apparently intending to attack the ship, made sail and stood off from the island. A day or two later they spoke a French war vessel and informed the commodore of the massacre. The French captain laid his course for Ambrim and when within short range of the shore, opened fire on the village of natives. The Frenchman shelled every col lection of huts on the islands, killing a great many of the inhabitants, who were too terrified for some time by tho bursting of shells to do more than rnsh about in aimless panic. After a great deal of damage had been done the natives lied from their villages and sought refuge on a vol canic mountain iu tho center of the island, where thev were safe from tho j Frenchman's lire. Tlin Frpueli frrmrinr"?nrr rnnf?niirw1 bombarding until scarcely a vestige of a hut remaiucd, but did not land any men to pursue the fugitive natives. "IKAUI S. " STIIiSi U'EEN. " Sunol ' Fails to 2!cat I5cr IIcc ord. Tint Wins New Laurels. Special lo Thk Astorux J Chicago, Aug. 24. "Maud S." is still queen of the the turf, "Sunol," this afternoon failing to beat her time. ( The latter, however, won new laurels j by lowering her fonr-vear-old record I to 2.10. Chicago, Aug. 24. Both '"Palo Alto," 1 the conqueror of ''Jack" and '"Sunol,' j are to be shipped from here to Phila J dclphia, where on September 4th. over ! the Bclmot Park track, theformer will bo driven to neat the stalliou record of 2:12, now held by "Axtell"; while tho latter will bo sent against, not only her own record, but that of "Maude S." as well, aud with good weather aud good track, both feats are within the limits of possibility. Indian': Captnre a Whale. J. D. Lowry, who has jnst returned from Qninaiult reservation, brings an account of the capture of a large whalo off the Qninaiult river hist week. The Indians at that place engage in whale fishing as a regular vocation, using their canoes and crude appliances for ensnaring the monsters of the deep with great skill. This particular whale, forty-five feet in length, they were three days and nights in subdu ing aud bringing lo shore. It is a coast whale, its value to the Iudiaus being about S100. Gray's Harbor Times. Wealthy Fruit (trowel's. Four Riverside aprieot growers have received 30,000 for their cron 1 this season, says thePmw. And yet upiiuui.s ;iro a mere suie issue uown at Riverside. It is not surprising that most of the fruit growers of that lo cality live in homes of such elegance nnd pretentious as would do credit to a good-sized city. Los Angeles Ex press. An Ancient Schooner. The schooner Polly, which was built at Amesbury, Mas3., in 1804, is said lo be tho oldest American-built merchant craft afloat. She is in good condition yet, nnd delivered a load of ! coal at Nantucket only a few days ago. 1 Two men constitute her crew. Ex. 'He that whoopeth up his own busi ness in tho newspaper, shall reap a bountiful harvest of golden sheckles. He that readeth the adverisements andprofiteth, shall have an abundance , of this world's goods at little cost. He that chooseth not to subscribejfor his home paper, shall wonder at the intel ligence of his neighbor. He that ad vertiseth liberally, getteth the cream of the trade.''- Proverbs. Teuaweek Sir, I wish to marry yonr danghter. Gruff father My daughter, young man, will continue under the parental roof. Tenaweek No objection will ba raised to that, sir. Harper's llazar. IVrspciKSin For Sixteen Years. M. P. Holland, Postmaster, IJockaway Beach. Lonr lslnml. N V. ivns nnlimlif cured of dyspepsia and rheumatism of I sixteen voars' sf.nmlintr liv f ii-in ,,., Buandueth's Pirxs every night for a month. During the month he took them, he gained eight pounds in wcicht. Bi:anij:eth's Pills are purely vege table, absolutely harmless, and safe to take at any time. Sold in every drug and medicine store, either plain or sugar-coated. IttlSSED IIEK HEARINGS. j A Steamer Goes Ashore at the I Entrance to San Diego. Special to The astorian.1 San Diego, Aug. 24. The steam ship Wilmington attempted to run into the harbor this morning just at dawn, loaded deep with coal, and without a pilot. She mistook her course and getting out of the channel ran aground on the sand near Rose ville. As the vessel wa3 going at a good speed she stuck hard and fast and all efiorts to get her off were una vailing, until high tide at noon. FROm A FIVING TRAPEZE. An Acrobat ITleet AVitli a Serious Accident. Special to Tin: astouian. New York, Aug. 24. William Han Ion, aged 30 years, fell from a trapeze at the Academy of Music to-night, owing to the breaking of a gny rope. He was seriously injured, but it is not thought fatally. The accident caused great excite ment and brought the performance to an abrupt close, the audience refusing the manager's offer to continue. Han Ion is one of the three brothers in the Hanlon-Volkes combination, which opened at the Acadanly of Music to night. BLOCKADED BY RAINS, Serious faslionis on Transcontin ental Roads. exi: n.iit niti:cK itEroitTEn. Special by Tho United Press. AiinuQUEUQUE, N. M., Aug. 21. Heavy rains arc prevailing along the Atlantic & Pacific and the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe roads and as fast as one washout is repaired others oc cur. Twice this week washouts have ocenrred in the vicinity of Honck's tank, on the former road, but the one last night is the most serious. Several hundred yards of track is gone or nuder water and three passenger trains from California are due. A freight train on the Santa Fe went into a washout near Pope's sid ing, south of San Marcial and a num ber of cars jumped the track. The wreck delayed last night's east-bound passenger train from the south twelve hours. One brakemau sustained painful injuries abont the body, bnt no one wa3 fatally hurt. The Charm or a Frivolous Woman. The frivolous woman is much more necessary to the nation than a presi dent. She is as delightful .13 fresh soda and as easily shut off. She is a rest after tho cares of the day and hpr frivolity becomes charmuic if she couples prettiuess with it. Frivolous women seldom do the mischief in this world. Women who affect frivolity sel dom do. Everybody would lose by the disappearance of the frivolons woman. Business would stop, no classes for general culture would be formed, and women would be as uninteresting and as tiresome as most of the men. The charm of a frivolous woman is the aud yet there have been frivolons j women who, when the time came, could do great things, could endure pain Avithont wincing, could smilo and make the best of poverty, or, putting their dainty shoulders to the wheel, could help tho household cart out of the deep mire into which it has gotten. A frivolous woman is likeyeast she rises equal to theoccasion.and that's all 3on want her to do. Bring a man home from a dusty day, put him down to the dinner table and ho would much rather hear the idle chat chat that is at once amusing and interesting of a frivolons woman than the weighty argument on political economy that is always possible to the woman with an iron frame. Women framed in iron mentally and physically, who couldn't bend to a frill or curve to a frivol, are the women who make men think that women are wiser not to know any thing. Let a woman know everything under the heavens that she wants, but let her learn when to use this knowl edge. Fired at a tired man, it is a boomerang that will come back and strike her dead. It was a frivolous woman who said, "I have been going to a class in litera ture all winter and I don't know how to pronounce goethe yet. A woman who wears her hair off her fore head and affects a reformed style of dress speaks of him as 'Getty, the divine writer.' Another one who wears a stiff turban hat, with not a bit of bang showing from under it, calls him 'Guty,' (it rhymes with duty) aud says he really knows the meauing of love. A young lady who lias been cnlturing herself ever since she left school, and who from great culture presumably, in the color of a lemon, and would staud a train ing with sulphur and molasses, admirably refers to him as 'Gutty,' (rhyming it with putty) the prince of Germans. A stately lady whose point lace is a thing of beauty calls him 'Go-eeth,' and she's frowned upon by another woman who addresses him as if he were present in spirit as 'Geeth.' The nearest achieved by any clas3 rhymed with 'dirty.' For my own part I always say Goeth in contral to cometh, as the nearest that I can come to it." Terre Haute Express. Many persons, of all ages and both sexes, in perfect health cannot hold their tongues when asleep. Tliis habit is due to indigestion or to cere bral irritability. The remedy is an early meal before going to bed, taking half a pint of cold water before put ting tho head on the pillow, and al ways sleeping ou the right side never on the back. Iu case of premature wakefulness a copious draught of water usually induces sleep. Ncio Yorlc Telegram. AH the patent medicines advertised in this paper, together with the choicest perfumery, and' toilet articles etc.. can be bought at the lowest prices at J. W. Conn's drug store, opposite Occident hotel, Astoria. BI& BLAZE IN SEATTLE Tie Ranier Company's MmoUi Mill Laid In Ashes. THE LOSS TIFTY TH0USAHD. The Plames Eesist All Efforts to Olieck Them Origin of the Pira Unknown. Special by Tho Usited Pkess. Sax Fjrancisco, Aug. 24. An Ex aminees special from Seattle says: The Ranier Company's mill on the shores of the harbor at the foot of Mercer street took fire this morning at 11 o'clock. Before assistance arrived the flames were beyond control and the mill, together with a large stock of lumber was destroyed. The origin of the fire is not known, but it is thought it originated in the boiler room or m the dry kiln. President Evans, of .the mill was standing near by when some one came running out of the mill yelling fire. Mr. Evans turned and saw flames darting out of the building, di rectly over tho boiler and before any thing towards staying the blaze could bo accomplished they spread with great rapidity and beat all through the mill. Mr. Evans summoned men and tried to work the pumps, tho plant having a private fire department, but owing to the heat nothing could be accomplished. The proprietors of the mill had taken every precaution against fire, for, realizing their iso lated position, they knew that in cases of an emergency the fire department could render them no material assist ance. All along the roof of the build ing wero barrels filled with water, and buckets and extin guishers were placed at frequent intervals all through the mill. Water and extinguishers were nothing to the fierce flames that ate their way along rafters, through shavings, flooring, seasoned quantities of sashes and doors and the rubbish with which the place was crowded. The men who fought the fire gave up the unequal contest in terror and fled for their lives. Tho fire department was called out, but the mill was in an inaccessible place and the firemen abandoned the engiues and set to work with axes to chop away the connections with the lumber yard and trestle of the Seattle Lake Shore and Eastern railroad, and adjoining wharves. Several hundred thousand feet of lumber wero thrown overboard and in this way saved. Within an hour after the alarm was given, nothing was loft of the large mill but a few smoulde rinjr piles of timber. A post, as it burned away, dropped into the bay leaving -notliiug to mark where the building stood. President Evans estimated the I03S of the company at 50,000. A complete plant of sash and door machinery had jnst been put and on this thejestimated loss is 15,000. The company held on their plant and stock an insurance of 15,000, and Mr. Evans held $2,000 in surance with tho Hanford & Beach insurance agency for machinery in the building. XKWS ITEMS. A great reputation is a great charge. If a man could be conscious of all that is said of him in his absenca, he would probably become a very mod est man indeed. Wo think onr fathers fool?, sowiso wo grow, Onr wiser son3, no doubt, will think us so. Pope. Stern parent (to young applicant for his daughter's hand.) "Young man, can you support a family?" Young mau, meekly. . "I only want Sarah." There would be no objection raised against any absconding financier set stJing in Canada if he would first set tle in this country. Binghamptcn Republican. He Oh! what a charming plant. Elder sister Yes, it belongs to the Begonia family. Small sister. No, it don't. It belongs to tho Brown family, who lent it to us this evening. A San Francisco paper uses as an argument against tho wearing of cor sets that it is double the pleasure to dance with a girl who does not wear corsets than it is with one who does wear them. The beginning of all good law, and nearly the end of it, is in these two or dinancesthat every man shall do good work for his bread, and that every man shaU havo good bread for his work. liuskin. "Yes," said the tramp, "1 should like to get some employment; but then when I think that cider never does any mischief until after it begins to work, I feel that it is better to remain as I am." Some men try advertising as tho In dian tried feathers. He took one feather, laid it on a board and slept on it all night. In the morning he re marked, ''White man d n fool." Some business men invest a quarter or fifty cents in advertising, and then, because they do not at once realize a great increase of business, they de clare that advertising does not pay. A CLEAN AND PERFECT CURE OF Hurts amp Brujses A Doctor Saw 1. Lawrence, Kansas. Aug. 9, 1SSS. George Patterson fell from a 2d-story window, striking a fence. I found him using St. Jacobs Qil freely all over big hurts. I saw him next morning at work : all the bine spots had gone, leaving neither pain, scar nor swelling. C. K. NEUMANN, 31. D. At Druggists andJ)ealehs. THECHARLES A. V0GELER CO.ybaHtterg, pK. raftiwijss on SURE JMaL CURE.