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AST0K1A, OREGON, ' TI U ISDAY MORNING, DECEMBER 5, 1895.
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6th Cheap ivnt and insurance as to location.
While 1 pny h'ss than 2 per cent, for insurance, others
pay from 5 to 9 pijr ont. While others in salaries Hnd
other expenses pny from 16f to 25 per cent, to do business, I
do business on les :hm 10 per cent, (no more than others
pay for insurance). Where others follow I lead.
The One Price Clothier, Hatter and Furnisher.
50(5 and 5(18 COMMERCIAL STREET. ASTORIA. OR.
At Greatly Reduced Prices.
Everything Necessary for School Use.
Griffin & Reed.
In a desirable location, 2 blocks from High School.
CHOICE LOTS IN HILLS FIRST AUDITION.
On the uew Pipe Line Boulevard .lust the pliice for a cheap home.
A Block IN A LDRR HROOK.
STREET CAR. LINE will he extomlel this slimmer to within 5 minutes
walk of this property Will cull at de iiel Imrnmn.
la 5 or 10 sere tri?! iiiMe the 'ity limit', hIso adjoining Fluvel.
GEORGE HILL. -471 Monti St.. Occident Block,
HILL'S REAL ESTATE EXCHANGE.
Come and See Them
Wo will discount any price for the same goods, advertised
by any store in the cit
600 Commercial Street.
Heal Estate (Den,
M Call Into the Astorl.a oHic
and jet nample copies of our regu
lar Commercial edition.
It Jtfeans Jv!ony
in Your Pocket.
Half Years 1895
On June 1, 18S7, I opened
business" in this city under the
following methods, viz.:
ltstCash; no credit; no
books; no losses.
2nd One price to all alike- -goods
marked in plain figures.
3rd GoocU from manufac
turersfew and often.
4th Straight goods--;io elop
5th Small profits and low
They are Bargains!
473 Commercial utreet. in the plno1
where the biiine-mHO aod the iRhoriDc
man iro for wliat is called "BK.Vi' N
THE COAST." or a nic cool drink of
the celebrated Oambrinns beer. Hauii-wi-hen
of every kiml made to order, nl
nn elecRnt free Inneh served every day.
Hot liiwtoo I'.aked IVana nerved every
oiher af'.ernooD. You are welcome.
Grosbauer & Brach
HbTORlfl PUBLIC IiIBWY!
RE.D:NO ROOM FREE TO ALL.
Opn everv day from 3 o'clock to 5:30
nd :3" 'o ii p. m.
bnbcri)tion rates $3 per annom.
Southwest nr. Elevtsth satf Doaa SO.
mi mAV ennns
Session Last Night Devoid of
ORDINANCE TO REDUCE SALARY
Of Auditor and Police Judge Passed
Second Reading:-Contract With
At the regular meeting of the tlty coin
ell last night Mayor Kinney was in the
chair. The minutes of xhe last meeting
were read and approved. The following
PETITIONS AND REPORTS,
Chas. Walros, for liquor license; grant'
For the Improvement of 35th street be
tween the south line of Harrison avenue
and the south line of Irving avenue.
For the Improvement of Harrison ave
For the Improvement of Irving avenue
between 35th and 40th streets; all referred
to the committee on streets and public
H. F. Bruhn, for privilege of paying
street assessment In Installments; grant
ed. For an electric light on the corner of
Grand avenue and 7th street; granted.
For an electric light at the corner of
Irving avenue and 11th street; granted.
Co.nmlttee's report suggesting that no
further action be taken in the matter of
the improvement of 18th street, because
of the remonstrance; laid on the table.
Committee reported that Investigation
of the charges made that a certain house
cn Bond street under construction was
to be used for immoral puropses showed
that the charges were untrue; adopted.
Committee cn fire anil water recom
mended that the question of providing
for the expense of the new hydrants be
left until they were ready for use, and
a new council wad In office; adopted.
Committee on streets and public ways
reported that J. A. Fastabend had com
pleted his contract for the construction
of the drainage system In Adair's' Asto
ria, and certified his final accounts at
Report of committee on public property
of a contract made, at the rate of $40
per month, with Jarvis Stone to act as
city sexton; adopted.
Report of superintendent of streets that
Franklin avenue bridge between 4th and
5th streets was in an unsafe condition;
referred to the committee on streets and
public ways with a view to improving
Report of city surveyor sugg. sting
change In grade on Irving avenue at the
crossings of lCih and 17th streets; adopt
ed. Report of police department as to condi
tion of electric lights for the month;
Report of city surveyor as to grades on
Grand and Harrison avenues between 33d
and 40th streets; adopted.
The regular monthly
for November were presented and ap
proved, as follows:
City officers, $305; library, $40; fire depart
ment, $720; streets, $173.25; surveyor, $.19.75;
police department, $550.00.
The following ordinances passed the
Appropriating to Mrs. J. McCann $9.80;
J. A. Fastabend, $4,542.42; Astoria Box Co.,
An amendment to Section No. 3, Ordi
nance No. 1012, fixing the salary of the
auditor and police Judge at $1,200 per
year, in stead of $1,500.
Ordinance providing 'or the Improve
ment of Irving avenue from 18th to 24th
The icllowlng ordinances passed the
Transferring $500 from the police fund
to the cemetery fund;
Appropriating $1041, for the benefit of
Appropriating $3,467.50 for the benefit ot
The usual grist of
were allowed as follows:
Clatsop Mill Co., $5.38; A. Nernberg,
$10.50: A. Nernberg, $8; Theo. 8iveron, $3;
Clatsop Mill Co, $40.47; Clatsop Mill Co.
$4.19; Clatsop Mill Co., 37 cents; Clatirop
Mill Co., $1.35.
Numerous new bills were referred to the
There were introduced and adopted
Requiring publication of notice of Inten
tion of council to establish the trade ot
Requiring publication of notice of in
tention of council to alter the grade of
Requiring publication of notice of In
tention of council to establlab, grade of
Requiring publication of notice of In-
tentlon of council to re-establish grade on
Commercial street between 33th and 37th
Requiring publication of notice of In
tention of council to establish grade on
2nd street In McClure's addition.
Requiring publication of notice of in
tention of council to establish grade on
Cedar street to east line of Cist street.
Requiring publication of notice of In
tention of council to establish grade on
LOOK OUT FOR THE STORM.
According to the weather bureau, today
there will be one of the severest storms
here that has been known In years. Dan
ger Is threatened to shipping, and local
weather prophets say that It Lehotcs
everyone to put things under cover and
fasten down the covering.
WEDDING AT JEWEL.
Jewell, Nov. 28. To the Editor. At noon
today the marrlaea of M'ss R'-hv ".tor
and Winfrcd G. Frescott was solemnized
In the presence of a large n.. be. t.i
relatives and friends at the home of the
bride's parents, Mr. and Mrs. I. N. Fos
'ter. Rev. Dr. Ray, of Mist, officiated.
The bride, very prettily attired In con
ventional white, wore as ornaments nat
ural roses of a cream tint fastened with
a pearl pin, the gift of the groom. A
cream-tinted chrysanthemum boutoniere
worn by the groom added to the elegance
of his apeparancc.
At the conclusion of the eeremony con
gratulations were many and sincere.
Following these came a de'lclous wedding
dinner a dinner of which the guests
found means to amply prove their ap
preciation. Mr. and Mrs. Prescott will make their
future home In this valley, where Mrs.
Prescott has lived since early Infancy,
and where she Is highly esteemed, both as
a most estimable lady and a successful
teacher. Mr. Prescott, though claiming
a residence among us of but a few years
has won the good will and respect of a
large circle of acquaintances, who, one
and all, will Join with your correspondent
In wishing long life and happiness to
the newly wedded pair. X. V. Z.
Successfully Placed in a New
The Huge Glass is More Than Twelve
Feet Square and the Object
of Much Interest..
The largest mirror ever brought to this
country stands In the dining loom in the
new wing of the Hotel Savoy, says a
New York paper. It occupies about the
entire end of the room, and gives ilie
Impression that It 1b a big arch leading
into a large apartment.
The mirror was brought here a week
ago on the steamer Frlesland. Jacques
Kalin, the Importer, had his doubts If
this particular mirror would ever be
where It Is now, for the work of hand
ling It was one of the greatest difficulty.
The monster glass could not be brought
over from Jersey City, where the freight
of the steamer was discharged, upon a
ferry boat, so a lighter was chartered
especially for It. At the foot of Des-
Brosses street the big packing case was
transferred to a low truck, and after a
long, slow pilgrimage It reached the door
of the Hotel Savoy.
DOORS IN THE WAY.
The doors of the Hotel Savoy were
then found to be In the way. The storm
door was removed and also the two b'g
double doors of the front entrance. The
plate Is 12 feet high and 12'j feet long,
and the packing case which contained It
was a foot larger each way.
The unwieldy package could not be
tnken through the entrance until It had
been tilted and shoved along In a d'ag-
onnl fashion. It took thirty-six skilled
workmen to Introduce the glass Into the
fn the dining room a scaffold had been
"ected filling the south side of the room.
The packing case was trundled In on
wooden rollers and leaned against the
scaffold, wen the lid was removed. The
frame was already prepared, but then
came the tug of war. The plate was
lifted out by means of straps. Inch by
Inch, and slowly placed In the bedding of
felt In the bottom of the frame.
BREATHED FREELY AGAIN
The workmen felt as though they had
won a hard-fought fight when It was an
over. The contract with the proprietors
of the hotel stipulated that the glass
must be without flaw and must b
placed In position, and the Importer cal
culated on breaking a glass or two be
fore filling his contract, but one trlil was
The mirror Is of the finest Frenrh p'ate,
and Is half an Inch In thickness. The
hotel managers examined It crltleally ana
pronounced It to be without a flaw. Sev
eral atempts to produce a flaw'eHS glass
of the size were made before the manu
facturers were satisfied. This glass was
made by the factory at Bt. Oobain,
which Is the oldest and largest factory
In Europe. The frame looks like mala
chite, and Is lined with gilt
THE SENTENCE CONFIRM KD.
Fort Smith. Ark., Dec. t The-supreme
court has conflrmfd the sentenee oi d at'
, 1 .,nAn PWba. 1. 1 1 1 (k. '...! mil-
Jaw nd murderer.
- TO SEND SEAKCHERS.
Port Townsend, Dec. 4. It la probable
that the American and British govern
ments will be asked to dNim'rii two or
three steamers In search of the steam
ships Btrathnevls, Coined d And Exklale,
now long overdue.
It's In town. I''a the beat;
Won't bum nor roughen the skin;
Won't "r:hw your cloture."
Too wfH be aarreeabljr surprised,
Barry you didn't know tt sooner.
Tomofis 0osp Foam, large package.
1 We have the largest variety of Ribbons in the city. We have a
complete assortment ot tancy goods tor Xmas. Everytiiin
suitable for fancy work at 5HANAHAN BROS.
Gladstone Cannot Speak at the
Chicago Press Club.
SENDS LETTER OF REGRETS
Says the Armenian Atrocities, While
Obscured for Hie Time, Will Re
ceive Due Attention.
New York, Dec. 4. The Press Ciub, of
Chicago, lias had an address from Borne
speaker of distinction In the Amlltor.um
every year for several years. They In
vited Mr. Gladstone for W6, and the
mayor of Chicago supplemented th? re
quest with a cordial letter, inviting Mr.
Gladstone and his family. These letters
were Bent to Mr. Depew to be forwarded
with a personal letter from him.
In his reply Mr. Gladstone regrets that
he cannot accept the Invitation, owing
to his physical unfitness, and addH:
"I cannot too strongly express my sense
of the honor done me, and I wish to add
that In my opinion no cause moro sacred
and none moro urgent, than that ot
tho Armenians has ever been brought be
fore the citizens of human and enlighten
ed countries It Is for the moment en
veloped, so far as the public Is concern
ed, In uncertainty, but yet there are In
dications that the handwriting on the
wall, which warned an ancient despot ot
hla coming doom, can again bo traced
visibly enough to betoken some approach
ing crash of a system of government far
mure impious and moro Iniquitous."
Will Probably Be Re-Opcncd in the 8an
San Francisco, Dec. 4. A suit has been
filed In the United States court which
seeks to re-open the famous Blythe catse.
Henry and John W. Blythe have field
suit to quiet the title to tho Blythe Block
and 10,000 acres In San Diego county. In
order to tie up the estate and prevent
further transfer of tho property, should
the order of distribution bo made to Flor
ence lythe, a lis pendens has also been
filed to stop any contemplated changa In
A bill In equity has been filed In behall
of Alice Edith Dlckson-BIythe, cla'ming
to be tho widow of Thomas 11. Blythe.
Arrests of Aremnia.is Said to Be Bene
ficial. London, Dec. 4. The Times will tomor
row publish a dispatch, from Constanti
"The military policy adopted here has
proved efficacious, since no disturbances
have occurred In eight weeks. Even the
arrest of Armenians, though repr sentcd
as acts of barbarity, are in ,rl)ieip e high
ly Judicious, because they lid tl'b city
of a somewhat dangerous element. The
city is resuming Its tranquil asp ct "
Thus the sultan has a strong argument
for opposing the entrance of gunrdshlps,
ard, certainly, tho moral lnflui nee of th
combined European fleets waiting at the
gates of the Empire. Is Immeasurably
greater than the mere doubling of wai
WATTERSON HEARD FROM. .
Says the Republicans Should Pass Appro,
prlatlons and Go Home.
Omaha, Dec. 4. Hon. Henry Watterson
Is In Omaha today. Speaking of the Pres
ident's message, he said:
"Nothing will come of It. Congress will
not do anything at all, and If the Repub
licans are wise they will simply pass the
appropriation bills and go home. With
different political majorities In the two
houses and Mr. Cleveland In tho presi
dent's chair, It Is Idle to hop-) for any
agreement upon Important measures of
legislation. It must be remembered thai
our national banking system ret ts upon
the national debt, and that If the natlona'
debt is wiped out, we wipe out the nation
al banking system with It. That Is one
of the best banking systems In the worlo
and ought to be maintained."
AMERICAN SUGAR CO.
Involved in Le6al Proceedings In New
New York, Dee. 4. Recent rumors of a
pending logul attack upon the American
Sugar Rcllnlng Company crystallzed to
day when papers were served upon Bto
retary, John R. Searles, In a suit to re
strain the company from doing business
In this state. John E. Tarsons, of coun
Fel for the American Sugar Re'lnlng Com
"They proceed upon the Idea that the
American Sugar Refining Comoany Is a
combination of a largo number of pre
viously existing corporations, a-d Individ
ual segar refineries, ard that this co - bin
constitutes a monopoly and is in violation
of law. Tho fact Is, .the Amelcan Sugar
Refining Company Is the only .corporation
row existing. All the preceding corpora
tions have been dissolved and are out ol
Ran Francisco. Dec. 4. O'd f of Police
Crowley has received an anoninous let
ter, dated Olympla. Yli.. wh'ch rtsto'
het the man who shut himsc'f In G'lilrn
Oc'e Paik October &. end lingered wlti
a bullet In his brain until November 11,
was John Stearns, of Olympia. The lottc
say that Beams registered at the In
ternational hotel In Hun Francisco, in
vestigation shows that John qt-arns of
Olympla, registered at the International
Octaher 3d, and left about Octoter :3d.
Olympla, Dec. 4 The t"fe rnnltol com--Isxlon
has rejected all Mils for the erco
' n of tbe new ranitol. owing to ir.c prs
viroa In the bids whl'h jiurro.ind the pay.
ment of the warrants. The building U
to Irft erected from the proceeds of the
sale of 132,000 acres, granted by congress
for public building purposes, and the
warrants so state on their face. No lands
have yet been sold and the bidders feared
the warrants would not always bring par.
DANGER TO SHIPPING.
Severe Storm from tho South Will Break
San Francisco, Dec. 4. The weathsr Bu
reau has Issued a warning of a severe
storm which will sweep the coasts of Cal
ifornia, Oregon and Washington, tomor
row. The storm will be especially severe
north of Cape Mendocino, and the Oregon
and Washington coasts, and there wilt b
danger to shipping. Rain will accompany
Will Not Fight for the $20,000 Purse.
New York, Dee. 4. Corbett will not
agree to meet Fitzslmmons for the $20,000
puree offered by Dan Stuart, of Texas.
The ultimatum was handod to Stuart to
night by Brady, Corbett's manager.
Stuart submitted tha articles of agreo-
ment to Brady, and made a direct pro
posal to the manager that Corbett meet
Fltzslmmons for a guaranteed purse of
$20,000. "We have retired," was Brady's
firm reply. He then stated that It was
hardly worth while to break up the pros-
pective profitable theatrical engagement
to fight Fltzslmmons.
Stuart now declares that he will match
Maher against Fltzslmmons and hopes to
force Corbett to fight the winner.
Washington, Deo. 4. Minister Andride,
of Venezuela, Is highly gratified at that
feature of the president's messago re
ferring to Venezuela.
Fort Monroe, Va., Deo. 4. Senator Hill
of New York, arrived here this fvenlng
from the Northwest. Upon being advised
of Judge Peckham's nomination to the
United States supreme bench, he imme
"The nomination Is excellont and will
Big Dynamite Guns in San
Francisco Given Trial.
Results Beyond the Government's
Requirements Projectile Will
Be Fired Across the Bay.
San Francisco, Dec. 4. The flrBt official
lest of the three big dynamite guns, on
Presidio bluffs, which are Intended to
protect San Francisco from almost any
kind of foreign Invasion, was made today,
before the board of three Inspectois ap
pointed bv the r.ocretary of war.
The test was to determine tho capacity
of the air compressors, that furnish the
pneumatic force by which the projectiles
are discharged from the gun. The test
was successful in every particular, the re
sult being In excess of the government's
requirements. No projectiles were fired
pday, but tomorrow enough dynamite
will be thrown across the bay at the Ma
rine county shore to blow up almost any
Five hundred pound Is the weight of
the dynamite In each prolnctlle,' and the
whole, shell and all, weighs eleven hun
dred pounds. The projectiles are eleven
feet In length, and their flight will he
OLD RULE DISCOVERED,
Republicans Have the Advantage on
Washington, Dec. 4. The Post tomorrow
"After the senate Republican cauous ad
journed today, the dlscovcrey waB made
hat one of the senate rules allows the
appointment of members of committees,
except the chairman, by a plurality ol
rotes cast. Inquiry shows this rule, the
xlstence of which Is forgotten, was put
'nto operation as long ago as 1S20 and
has continued In force since. It has be
"ome practically obsolete, by reanon ot
the fact that for many years the ma
jority and minority sides have arranged
their representatives respectively and the
slate thus prepared has been agreed to
with unanimous consent, without the for
mality of a ballot.
Under this rule the Republicans can
elect the members of a committee, ex
cept the chairman, because they have a
olnrallty In the senate, unless all the
Populists should vote with tho Democrats.
WANTS McKIMLEZ TARIFF.
Washington, Dec. 4. At. the annual
-neotlng of the National Wool Growers'
Assocaitlon, Theodore Justice, of Phila
delphia, advocated the re-enactment of
the McKlnley tariff, as a temporary re
Mef, and said the McKlnley woolen tariff
had Included for three years an annuul
revenue of $42,IKIO,(Ki0. Placing wool on
the free list, he said. Imd, so far, caused
a loss of $100,000,000 to tho wool grower.
THE POPE'S GIFT.
Rome, Dec. 4.-The pop", immediately
after he learned of the misery In Arme
nia, smt &J0.0O0 lire to the, A.-:nenlan patriarch.
Highest of all in Leavening Power. Latest U. S. Gov!t ,q
I ::":yti s?A .
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Makes a Contract for Mails in
WANTS THE YUKON RIVER
The Movement Unheard of in Inter
national Affairs-Determined to
Possess the Territory.
Tacoma, Dec. 4. The Canadian govern
ment has let a contract for the carrying
of malls from Juneau, Alaska, to Foity
Mile Creek, which Is also In the territory
always claimed by the United States, but
which Canada Is now assorting a claim
It Is said that for a foreign country to
let a contract for the transmission ot
malls In the territory of another govern
ment Is something that Is practically un
heard of In International affairs. It
would seem that It would only mean that
the Dominion of Canada, Great Britain's
dependency, la bound to uphold, at all
hazards, her claim ta that strip of terri
tory extending from and taking In Jn
neau, to the rich gold fields of the Yukon
The contractors are Fred C. Gasch ana
F. C. Heanrl, the latter being a resident
of Dyea, Alaska.
This move, following tho Canadian gov
ernment's sending of a detachment ot
mounted police to Forty Mllo Creek, Is
taken as clearly Indicating that country's
determination to possess the disputed ter
ritory. REPORT REOiSlVlSD.
Washington. Dec. 4 The Turkish lega
tion has received from the sublime pom
a report of the Armenian troubles at Tre
blzond, Blgned by the civil and military
ofllolals, the ulemas and notables of the
vilayet, Musselman, Greek, Orthodox, and
MURDERED BY INDIANS.
Solomonvllle. Ariz., Den. 1. H. II. Mer
rilland his 16-ycar-old daughter were mur
dered on the road, six miles west of Ash
Springs, yesterday evening, and moccasin
tracks, which were thick around the dead
bodies. Indicate that the murderers were
'Washlntgon, Dec. 4. Among the many
bills and resolutions Introduced In tho
Benate was the following: By Eenator
Lodge, to amond the Immigration laws,
excluding all Immigrants betw en 14 and
(10 years of age, who oannot both write
and read the English language.
Washlnglon, live. 4. Minister Terrell
has cabltd the stale department that all
jf the American missionaries in Turkey
are safe and are prorjerly protected.
THE TEXAS DISABLED.
Washington, Dec. 4. Tho unfortunate
battleship Texas has had unottur break
down. She went out on a full vowered
steam trial trip from Now York Ibis
morning, but was soon brought up at
dtaten Island, with her steering giar crip
pled. Five days will be consumed In mak
ing the necessary repairs.
Astoria's Banking Figures as Compared
With a Year Ago.
Inquiry among the banks of the city
yesterday rovealed the fact that there is
a decided Improvement In general busi
ness, as evidenced by the bunk deposits.
Today the deposits In the various banks
exceed those" of a year ago by $500,000, tbe
total dopoalts now being $fc00,000.
This la a splendid showing' end from
careful comparisons It Is learned that As
toria banks hold a larger reserve. In pro
portion to deposits, than the New York
banks, the per centage being B. There is
probably 10 per ecnt more held In tho
hands of private Individuals.
"Astoria has been, Is and will bo a good
town for business, and Is certainly feeling
tho Influence of the coming tide of im
provement to result from the raiironu,
said one of the bankers.
Eleven Characters by One Actor.
"Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hydo" has wort: for
Its author a high place among the literary
writers of today. It is wonderful In its
conception, and In the fact tli.it its por
trayals arc so true to nature. Two char
acters In ona person are ennucli. but ben
jamin C. Chapin will assume tho role of
eleven charaeteis when he presents the
"Merchant of Venice" nt Ft tier's Opers
House next Monday evening, December
9. Ills Interpietntlen of each ehnrnctor
Is of a very high order, strong, true end
consistent throughout, and his iinpeison
atlons in hla m"nnloit entertttnientH
are always received with generou ap
plause. Don't pay SI for an evening's
amusement when you can secure In, in
amusement and entertnlnrm-nt fne one
half that sum. To those who hv ever
heard Leland T. Powers, Mr. CI:.. Un
comlnt will be epeei(.nv tvei,,?te. "-."
him. Peats at the Novelty ptore witht.nr
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