ABOUT THE CJTY. The British bark Cuplca will go down to Tanzy Point to-day. Capt. Cassen, of the bark Cuplca, will be down from Portland today to 'join his vessel. , - The steamer Signal crossed out yes terday, bound for Vancouver, B. C, and American Sound ports. The schooner Boulah sailed yesterday for P.cdondo with 445,003 feet of lumber from the Willamette Steam Mills. The four-masted schooner Novelty ar rtved In from San Francisco yesterday and proceeded to Knappton to load lum ber. Yesterday morning half the pupils of the public schools enjoyed several hours coasting. No new accidents were re ported. St. Valentine's day Is coming. Hid cous caricatures seem to be supersedlnf the gaily painted cuplds, etc., that once thrilled the female heart. Tht British ship Algburth went to sea yesterday, bound for Queenstown or Falmouth for orders, with 40,817 sacks of wheat, valued at $53,000, The schooner Maggie E. IUiss, from Kan Francisco for Portland, wni im ported outride yesterday afternoon. She will probably arrive In today. J. P. Clarke, carrier No. 3 at the post offlce, Is laid off with a bad attack of rheumatism. Substitute Patrick She has taken his place till he recovers. The German' bark Maria Mercedes, 1,090 tons, Capt. Dade, arrived In yester day afternoon, 122 days from Antwerp The cargo consists principally of cement and glass. Special Inspectors Phoenix and Cul lom, of the treasury department, check ed up the books of the custom housr yesterday and made a general Inspec tion of Uncle Sam's property. An Invitation Is extended by Dr. Bush ong to every skeptic, unbeliever, and caviling critic In Astoria to attend thf services at the Methodist Episcopal church this Sabbath night at 7:30. The Astoria Football club held lt regular Saturday nl?ht drill In the club's gymnasium last night. There was a large attendance of members, and a good deal of very-effective training was Indulged in. The little two-year-old son of' Chas Larson, of the firm of Larson & Hl' back, fell off the steps at his father'i residence yesterday morning and broke his arm. The Injured member was set by Pr, Fulton, Tho German steamer Adolph Woer mann htt3 been wrecked at Nifu, Li beria. Everybody on board of her reached land safely. Her car?o Is lout She nailed from Hamburg January 11 for AMean ports. Dr. Chase, the dentist, is in town. Se his bills! Cathlamet Gazette. Resident? of Cathlamet. who 'require the services of a dentist should come to AstorH where the price Is not so liieh as to cause one to exclaim "See his bills'," Kev. L. Nissen left the city yesterday morning, going out on a missionary trip in the vicinity. There will be no ser vice tit the Norwegian Evangelical Lu thernn church tod-y. Mi's. Nlssen will lead, the Sunday school as usual at 9:4r a. m, On January 1, 1S91, tho mercantile fleet of Bremen comprised 292 oversea vessels, of which 151 were steamers and 141 sillers. The total net register ton- nne-e was 384.C9G. 1. e., 202,834 tons for the steamers and 181,842 tons for the sailers. The ste"inshlp Columbia arrived in from San Francisco yesterday. For this port she brought COO sacks salt 17 pack ages sugar and 653 packages miscellan eous merchandise. The conslenees were Fisher Bros., Foard & Stokes and the V. P. R. R; C From the official Italim shipping sta tistics for 1892. Just to hand, it is learned, that the building bounMes for vessels paid last year p mounted to 1,250,071 lire and as navieailon bounties the sum of 692 967 lire was divided anion 2J steim ers nnd 1,015,242 lire among 1C2 sailing vessels. About 10:45 o'clock Friday morning fire was discovered on board the steam er Bailey Gatztrt, lying at the foot o' Columbia street, Portland. Chemical er pti Nq. 2 summoned, by (elenhone and in a short time extinguished the flames. The loss was nominal. The fl was caused by sparks from the furnace. With Tacoma's wonderful Norwejap preacher soon to appear., and the state democratic convention to convene In Astoria Pt on crly date, our sister city is fairly In the swim. With religion ir piio hand and police? op the qth.cr, he future is assured, railroads or no rall pjajaGaette. Very true. But whi'o the revival Is now In full blast, there if a strong probability of the supply of sinners being exhausted. When a general division of all the CilMmbHn stamps or hand ;i Washing ton,' D. C-, waii inade last November, s great many of the offl-cs vere stocked larger than they have ever been In their history. The Astoria office has now on hand $1,000 worth the Columbian Is sue n'.cne, bringing their total up 4,1 a flure more than double any previous record. It will take several months to Evil off the "r"'"S. The civil wrvtce examinations were vor.ajctc 1 ip 4:osturst?" Hares rocnij yesterday by Assistant Postmaster R. D Prrel and Mailing Clork V.'aUon. ' . .... Though there were seven applicants. only four presented themselves, as fol lows: Frank Manson, A. II. Fricke, Onnl Alopeans and O. Zlgler. The pa pers were forwarded to Washington last nlht. but the- results will probably not be known for two months. Late Friday night a Russian Finn, who was watching the coasting i.n Genevieve street, was struck on the legs above the ankles by a tandem sled, tp on which were several persons. The victim was thrown violently, his feet being knocked from under him, and his ribs sulking the head of one cf the coasters. The momentum of the s'l.ds was so great that the man was thrown jeverul feet. He was so severely bruised and shaken as to make It necessary for him to be carried home. An S0 lot for $2. Meany Is the leading tailor and pays 'he highest cash price for fur skins. For J2, a lot Is delivered every week .o the buyer In Hill's First addition. Lovers of a good cigar can always ind mild, fresh Belmonts at Chas. Ol sen's tilll's First addition Is located in the entre of the city. Lots are now Belling in It for J2. The Volga Is the appropriate name of the Trescott Packing Company's steam er. The Boat is 70 feet long, with 16 feet beam, and Is constructed exclusively for handling ana cleaning sturgeon on beard, says tne uazette. sne carries a jrew of five men, James O'Connor as captain. The Volga goes us as far as Oak Point three times a week on the Oregon side, landing herlsh at Astoria, und on alternate days runs from Point Ellis to Cathlamet, where she leaves her fish for the Telephone. A large audience witnessed "The Two Orphans" at Liberty hall last night, rhe' piece Is running very smoothly ihd from the Increased size of the audi 3nce and the Intense Interest manifested It is safe to predict there will be a large attendance to-night, which will be the last production of tho play, "Camllle jr Tho Fate of a Coquette," with E Alma Stuttz in her favorlto role of Camllle, will be staged In fine style to morrow night, the full company In the ast. As Jt Is one of the strongest so- iety plays before the public, It. will doubtless have a successful run. Fresh fish and poultry at Welcome' Market, next to Foard & Stokes", There Is no risk taken by Jotntnit Hill's lot clubs. Everybody gets the 'ull value of their money. Flashlight photos of the maskers; al to printing on silk and satin, now or xhibitlon at Crow s gallery. t-p-e-dmar's Soothmor I'ovdcrs pre terve a healthy stnte of the constltu tlon during the period of teething. Says yesterday's Oregonian: Th lighthouse tender Columbino, which hai been on a trip for the Inspection and renovation of the aids to navigation About the mouth of the Columbia, is ex pected to arrive from Astoria this even ing. She will remain here several days. as Capt, Farenholt Intends to have her boiler overhauled and put In thorough order before she leaves for the Sound to go Into dry-dock for a general Inspec tion and cleaning. Tho Columbine has done good service since her arrival here nd is In need of docking and donn ing. Agent Flnlayson, of the Canadian Pu eiflc, yesterday booked the tlrst res! 'enl of Astoria who Is to try his for tune in the gold fields of Johannesburg, South Africa. The man who purchasf d the ticket Is Peter Bogvald, Mr. Finlay son states that a number of persons have of late been discussing the udvlsa bility of goipg to Johannesburg, and that he expects to book five others In the course of a few weeks. Ho jjave Bogvald letters of Introduction to Borne acquaintances at the gold fields. Bog vald will go east over lite Canadian Pa cific and cross the Atlantic on ono of the American ljne stoumshlps. Japanese novelties and fancy - dry srood.i, can be had at half price, at the tore of Wing Lee, next to Olsen's cigar store. H. Ekstrom has fixed his prices foi lewelry to suit the times, and the lates novelties can be secured at the cost oi material used In the manufacture. .Ladles' writing desks, recking cili nd dlnlpg chairs, suitable for Christ mas present, at G. V. Porter's, Seoor street. Handsome crayon por'ralu with J23 purclmspa. The new lighthouse at Hcceta Head the lantorn. lamp and lenses for which the crew of the Columbine had such ? troublesome time landing on the beach there a few months ago, Is nearly com nletpd. and will, about March 10, be lighted. It will be a first order light. flashing white every minute. The focal plane of the light will bo about 210 fee' bovo mean high water, and the lighl may be seen in clear weatner a ui tance of 21 nautical miles. The bearing? md distances of prominent objects frorr he light as tacn from chart No. CWr it the United States coast and geodetl" urvey are: Cape Perpetua, N. by W t-2 W., 9 1-8 miles; Umpqua river light station (In progress of construction,), S. by . 1-4 E., about 9 miles, ' All the finest brands. Including Bel nnnt, Flor de Madrid, Lillian Nordlca md Las Palmas, are sold at W. T. Btv eride's Columbia Cigar Store. Olscn has 29 brands of clear Havanr clears and he will give you a better oi srar for 10 cents than you can get for 15 cents at any other, place. itil Third stree. " Anything In the line of gents furn 'shin eoods. In the newest styles, can 'x h-d from P. A. Stokes & Co. during 'he present month, at prices never be 'r equalled SMOKE! 8MOKE! SMOKE" EMOKE! If you want any thing good to smoke. Key West, Imported, or domestic, you must go to Chas. Olsen. LIlT OSS KOXIXP-TftlP TICKETS. On pnd after February 1st tho return portion of all local round-trip tickets iSH"ed by the Union Paclle sys'fn will be limited to thirty diys frcm date of G w LOLN&EERKY, Asent. THE MASS MEETING. The Subsidy is Still Incomplete Action Deferred. and The mass meeting at Liberty hr.n yes terday was not as well attended as was expected, those present being for the mast part property owners who had al ready subscribed to the subsidy. Few of the men who have been holding off appeared, and only a few deeds wer received, among them being ono from Howell Lewis, who made a trip into town for tho purpose of putting up deed to fifteen acres of fine property on the John Day, and Charles Rogers, the druggist, who presented a deed to 2i per cent of his real property. Mayor Kinney made a short address, stating what was expected and what was absolutely needed to complete the subsidy In the way of inside lots. stirring speech was also made by C. R. Thomson, who appealed strongly to the audience to lend their moral and financial support to tho undertaking, which meant so much for all. Judge Taylor and O. Wlngate also urged upon those present the import ance of completing the subsidy as rap- Idly as possible. Martin Dillon also made a few point ed and timely remarks. Blank notes were then handed round and a call made upon owners of two or more lots to guarantee the payment of as much as their means would permit the money to bo collected when the first engine rolls Into Astoria from the tracks of a transcontinental road. A number of these were signed, tho - various amounts promised aggregating some thing less than $2,000. After the mass meeting adjourned the subsidy committee met, and after ascer taining the number of Inside lots sub scribed, concluded to keep the subsidy open Indefinitely. It was the opinion that many more lots must be raised be fore anything could bo done. All owners of small parcels of land will be asked to execute promissory notes In lieu of land subscriptions, and further efforts will be made to raise additional Inside lots. "Snow Flake" Flour, claimed to be superior to all others, yet costing no more than Interior brands. Ross, Hlg- gins & Co., Sole Agents. . Special attention Is called to -our larg stock of staple and fancy groceries, which we are now selling at largely re duced prices for cash, Ross, Hlggins & Co. PERSONAL. Postmaster Spencer, of Clifton, came down the river yesterday. James F. Stevens, of San Francisco, Is in the city on a business trip. G. Becklngham, of San Francisco, was a guest at the Occident yesterday. C. C. McGowan arrived from Sar Francisco on the ocean steamer yester day. - W. H. Ryan, the painter, returned yesterdoy, after a visit to San Fran clsoo. Mrs. W. W. Tarker has returned from a week's visit among friends at Port land. Ex-Treasury Agent C. J. Mulkey ar rived In town yesterday, and will re main for a few days. Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Fox returned yes terday from California. They were ac companled by Miss Fox. Mi's. H. F. Prael goes down to Cali fornia on Tuosday, for a trip that wll extend over a period of two months, J, C. Carruthers was In town yester day bidding his host of friends good bye, before the bark Cuplca sails fo England. Bon voyage. H. W. George and wlfo, the parentf of George H, George, of this city, leave here on Tuesday for their home In Call foruia, after having spent several months on a visit to Astoria. . C. R. F. P. U. NOTICE. Mass meeting of gill net fishermen will be held at Union Reading Room or. Saturday, Fonruary 17th, 1891, at 1 D'clock p. m. All gill-net fishermen In terested In the protection of the K.imnri Industry are requested to attend this meeting. SOFU8 JENSEN, Secretary. Don't go to Purtland 10 buy youi tickets for tho "Old Country" and th Kant when you can get them for the tame price at tne union Pacific oIIUv In this city, and thereby save your lo cal fare to Portland. ' All the patent medicines advertised m this paper, togetner wun me cnoic- tfst perfumery, and toilet articles, etc.. in be h"ii"ni in inwe" J. W. Conn's drug stqre, opposite Oc cident hotel. At lui'Uk SELF PRAISE. V Self praise Is no recommendation, bu there are times when one must per mit a person to tell thj truth about himself. When what he says Is support ed by the testimony of others no rea dable man will aoubt nis word. Now, o say that Allcock'g Porous Plastert ire the only genuine and reliable porout plasters made Is not self praise In the .1 irhtest degree. Tney nave siooa im test for over thirty years, and In proo; jf their merits it is only necrs-ary t all auennon in wie cuien iiu-y nan ftected and to the voluntary testlmon ials of those who have used them. Beware of Imitations, and do not b deceived by misrepresentations. AsV for Allcock's, and let no solicitation oi xplanation induce you to accept a sub stitute. FRUIT GROWERS' ASSOCIATION. The Oregon, Washington and Idaho Fruit Growers' Association will hold a meeting at Spokane during the week ointnenclng February iztn. All pers ns wishing lo attend this meeting will be given rate of one fare for the round rip. Tickets on sale i-eorvary mn and 13lh. O. W. LOUNSBERUY, Agent Mr. Smith, superintendent of the city water works, gives notice in anr.thor column th'.t he proposes to shut off the water from all watrr consumers that re d"llni'jnt n the e'venth (i:th) day of each month, and that in the fu ture, he proposes to see mat ine mica of the commission governing the pay ment of water rates are strictly en forced. SPEC AL SILK SALE All our Immense Slock of Fine Black and Colored Silks, Satins, India Surrahs, Pongee, anil Draping Silks, . Including Plain, Fancy and Brocaded Velvets, At half their original cost this week. C. The Leading House of Astoria. BOARD AND LODGING. FIRST CLASS BOARD With or without rooms, at reasonable rates. Ap ply at E. C. Iloldcn's. corner Main and Jefferson. WANTED. WANTED Girl to do light house keeping. Apply In person or address 185 Eighth street. WANTED Agents to represent lead ing typewriter. Exclusive territory. Ad dress Pacific Typewriter Exchange, Portland, Ore. AGENTS Makes J5.00 a day. Great- t-st kiuchen utimsll ever invented, lie tails Sjcta. 2 to 6 sold in every house, oamp e, postage paid, five cents. For- sheo & McMakin, Cinclnnatti, O. WANTED. $100 on good security. Address H. J... this office. FOR SALE. CHANCE FOR ALL Men of small ncans can buy real estate in Hill's first vduition. LOTS FOR J2. Call at the Astoria keul Estute Exchange and get a lot in HlU'a First Addition for t'l. JAPANESE CURIOSITIES Wing Lee has lust received a full line of Japanese curiosities and fancy goods. Will sell at cost. 629 Third street. MISCELLANEOUS. HOTEL. Remember McOuire'a Ho. el at Seaside la open the year around. CALL ON P. BAKER, 478 Third St.. ma nave your clothes dved and cleaned. iiWING MACIIINF.3 And general epairing, lock-fitting, etc. C. A. May, o main street. GEO. McLEAN, corner Olney and As .ir streets, does a general business In uacKsmithlng hjid repairing. WHliN IN PORTLAND Call on rfandley & Haas, 150 First street, ana set tne uaiiy Astorlan. Visitors need not miss their morning DHDer while Here. . YOUR FRIENDS IN EUROPE. If uu have friends In Europe whose pas- iga you wish to oreDav to Astoria. tll at the Northern Pacific oillce. nwtmer Telephone dock, and make .nuwn your wants. Reduced fare via II tne leading steamship lines. ARE YOU GOING EAST? Patron- .e the Northern Pacific railroad If you are Going East. Low rates of fare, through tickets, batriniire check ed to d.tlnatlon. All ourchasers of tecond-class tickets can stop over at Portland Rates of fare same n trnm Portland. . LEVERAGES. FINE WINES AND LIQITORR C at August Danielsoa's fcaiuple Rooms. ONLY THE PIJP.EST Wln and iiouors are sold at Al-x riuinih!!' Gem. A DELICIOUS DRINK. Thora Is no placo in Astoria where John Kopp's famous beer is kept In such good con- tion aa at ttzlnger's popular resort. WI.VE9 AND ERANDIES.-UseZIn-fandel wine instead of cofTee or tea. Hfty cents per gallon. Don't forget peach and apricot brandy. Aluo French Cognac and wine at Alex Gilbert". 2 TH S ( EMBROIDERIES During this Week, commencln, Monday, February 12, we will place on onr counters OVER FIVE THOUSAND YARDS of Lawns, Swiss 'Nainsook, and Hamburg Embroideries, at one-third off their original cost. PROFESSIONAL CARDS. a. A. SMITH DENTIST. Rooms 1 and 2, Pythian Building, over v. M. Cooper's store, W. C. LOGAN, D. D. 8., DENTAIt PARLORS. Mansell Block, C73 Third street J. E. LttFORCE, D. D. S. HAS DENTAL PARLORS. ' in the Flavel building, opposite Occident. FULTON BROS., ATTORNEYS AT LAW. Rooms S, 4, 6, and 6, Odd Fellows' Building, Astoria, Oregon, W. M. LAFORCE. ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office, Rooms 7 and 8, Kinney's build ing. SILAS B. SMITH, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Office In Flavel's brick building. FRANK J. TAYLOR, ATTORNEY AT LAW. Astoria, Oregon, r. Q. A. BOWLBY, ATTORNEY AND COUNSELOR AT LAW. Office on Second Street, Astoria, Or. DR. O. B. ESTES, . PHYSICIAN AND SURGEON, Special attention to diseases of worn en and surgery. OHlce over Danzlger's store, Astoria. JAY TUTTLE, M. D. PHYSICIAN, SURGEON, AND ACCOUCHEUR. Office, Rooms 3, 4. over Astoria Na. tlonal Rank. Hours, 10 to 12 and 2 to o. Residence, 0SJ, Cedar street, OR. STRICKLER, PHYblClAiN AND SURGEON. , Dealer in DRUGS AND DKUGOISTS' BUN DRliiS. 357 Second Street, Astoria. BUSINESS CARDS. . WIOKMAN, CONTRACTOR. House moving and street clanking. ricrews and blocks for rent. Call on or address 2037 Pine street. A. GIBBONS, ADJUSTER OB1 ACCOUNTS and PROFESSIONAL BOOKKEEPER Office, with General Messenger Co.. SIS gquemoqiie street. J. IL MANSELL, REAL ESTaTE BROKER. Notary Public. Fire and sceiient In surance. W. W. PARKER, REAL ESTATE AND INSUR ANCE AGENT. OfJlee. 112 Bnton street, Astoria, Or. WEE COOPER, " 'irW.CASK, Insurance Agent, litiMtSFNTING The Follow it. companion . Gornun-Amcrkii, New Vui k Oiy, Union H.e a.U Marine, of tu-w '""f4H,rtord. .; . National Hre ana n anne ln. Co. . Connecticut rl Ins. Co.. of H" Home Mutual Ins. Co., ban Hancisco. ' N'W Y-k Mm Ulas im. C dom Phoenix, of London, . Iinpen.ii. . A. G. SPEXARTH, DEALCR IN . Watches, Clocks, Jewelry, Plated Ware. Fine Repairing a Specialty. Agent for Winchester Repeating Fire Arms Company, . CQashbapn's Caitars and Dandollns. Largest stock of Fishing Tackle and Bamboo Poles. The Trade Supplied. BARGAINS IN : Wheeler & Wilson Sealing JSschlnes. Kopp'a Beer Hall. : Choice Wines. Liquors and Clears. KENTUCKY WHISKEY Only handed over the bar, The largest glass of N. P. Beer. Half-and-half. 5c. Free Lunch, Erickson. & Wirkkala, Proprietors, Cor. Concomly and Lafayette Sts. FREEMAN & BREMNER, BlQcItamittia. Special attention nald to steamboat re pairing, flrst-elass horseshoeing, etc LOGGING CflJWP G10UK A SPECIALTY. 197 Olney street, between Third and and Fourth, Astoria, Or. THE Astoria Jlational-Bank TRANSACTS A General Banking Business Accounts of Firms and Individuals solicited on favorable terms. Foreign and . Domestic Exchange bought and sold. Money loaned on personal security. Interest paid or. time deposits as fol lows: For 3 months, 4 per cent per annum For 6 months, 5 per cent per annum For 12 months, 6 per cent per annum A Savings Department. Having been established In connection with the above, deposits will be' re ceived In sums of ono dollar and up ward. Interest will bo allowed as follows: On ordinary savings books, 4 per cent per annum; on term savings books, 6 per cent per annum. D. K. WARREN, President. J. E. H1GGINS, Cashier. , J. C. DEMENT. VleePrest . D.- K. WARREN, J. C. DEMENT,, . C. S. WRIGHT. : JOHN HOBSON, ; H. C THOMPSON, THEO. BRACKER, Directors. THE KTOSUL SfiVlJICS fiAKK Acts as trustee for corporations and individuals. Deposits solicited. Interest will be allowed on savinim deposits us follows: On ordinary savings books, 4 per cent Fr annum. on term savings books, 6 per cent per annum. On certificates of deposit: For three months, 4 per cent per an J.um. For six months, 6 per cent per annum For twelve months, 6 per cent per annum, J. Q. A. BOWLBY.". . . . .Vice-President FRANK i'ATTON Casnler DIRECTORS: Q. A. Bowluy, Gust, Holmes, BenJ. Young, A. 8. Reed. HUGHES & CO. Wholesale onct netnil LIQUOR - DEALERS. Importers of all brands of foreign and aomestio wines, liquors ar.d cigurs. J. H. Cutter whiskies a specialty. Vrl Blatz bottled beer. Finest brands nt Key West and Imported cigars. Liiquors ror mcaicinul purposes. Family trade solicited. All nrrlnm from the country and cltv filled. - Squcmo-iuo Street, , Astoria, Oregon. HAS. HEIIiBO &; SOJI. Importer and Dealer In FURNITURE Carpets and Upholstery. . 89'. 893 and 808 Third Street, ASTORIA, OR. FISHER BROS., SfypGhaipdlers HEAVY AND SHELF HARDWARE. WBgonsa Vehlchesln Stock Farm Machinery, Palnlt, Oils. Varnlshei. Loggerj' jupyni, 1 airpanK I scalu, Uoori and Windows. Provislonn, Klotir, ond MtU Feed nToria, Uregon. HUJ4TER St MEGEHS, Proprietor of the oriland GalckijCo'sLMds Corner Second and Benton street Corner Third and Went Eighth atreeti, SEASIDE SririjII,L. A complete stork of lijmK,- rn , In the roiiRh or drewied. 1. -'.,t n's mouldings and u x , ' ..' " win u'jnp i.u oujer. i Tiiij 1 ana price at b..lro promptly attnrtd to ( at mill. If. w. l. r.r , I'; "i 1 yarl Seaside. Oroeon. n-t,r.