t gaity foran.
WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 26. 18S7
Thet have a free and easy way of
doing things in the Indian territory
that is not wholly devoid of its advan
tages. For some time, for instance,
the editors of two papers at Tahle
quah, finding news dull, and having
no prohibition or other topics to dis
cuss, went after each other and made
it personally hot for each the trther,
and it got to be so that the good and
bad people of Tallequah sat up all
night to see the paper in the morning
and read what mean things Stone of
c the Telephone said about Baudenot of
the Advocate, and vice versa, or versa
vice, as the case may be. Finally
Baudenot, who appears to bo one of
those fellows who get mad easy, got
hot over some little pleasant allusion
on the part of Stone to his alleged re
lation to the much-abused canine tribe,
and last Sunday, the 23rd inst, after
sitting in church awhile and reflecting
on the vanity of human life and the
mutability of earthly ambition, Bau
denot went over to Stone's office where
Stone was celoring a meerschaum cigar-holder,
and asked Stone to take
back what he had said. Stone refused,
and Baudenot at once shot Stone
stone dead. This was much better
than to have kept the thing going, but
some of Stone's friends that he owed
money to, are angry at Baudenot and
say it was real mean of him to go and
act that way. Stone is buried and
Baudenot has a gun in both hip pock
ets since the funeral.
Aeizon'a may not be the most at
tractive place in the world to live in,
but it boasts a public school system
that is the pride of its citizens. It-
pays its teachers higher salaries than
any other stato or territory, and re
quires a higher standard of ability as
equivalent Good pay is the one
thing necessary to secure good service
in any professional capacity, says the
Telegram. The country schools that
limp along with the cheap services of
amateur teachers from year to year,
are weak and insignificant faotors in
the educational world, and city schools
that are run on a policy the corner
stone of which is ch$ap teachers are
but little better.
It is reported at "Washington that
the resignation of general. Sparks,
commissioner of the general land of
fice, has been demanded by secretary
Lamar, by the authority of the presi
dent. It is said that the retirement
of Sparks has become necessary, not
only on account of the lack of har
mony between the interpretation of
the law by him and Lamar respective
ly, but also by the fact that the com
missioner in some cases had obsti
nately adhered to his own views in
his official acts after reversal of his
decision by the secretary of the inte
rior. The New Orleans Picayune pro
fesses to Relieve that the increase of
murders, highway robberies and other
violent crimes in Texas of late is due
to the law prohibiting the carrying of
pistols. It says this foolish law only
disarms orderly and law abiding peo
ple, while the robbers, the roughs and
the rascals generally take advantage
of the defenseless condition of the
rest of the community.
It is now reported that secretary
Bayard will resign if he is not sus
tained in his opposition to the seiz
ure of independent sealers in Alas
kan waters beyond the league limit.
The old war ship Tennessee, which
cost the government something over
31,500,000, left the Brooklyn navy
yard Monday to go into the service of
the Meriden railroad company as a
Citizen Tbaik expects to live 200
years, so he told a Chicago reporter.
He'll probably lose his ambition in
this respect after stopping in Chicago
for a winter.
Cause of a Sadden Rise in "Wheat.
There was a report daring the week
that from 46 to 50 cents was being
paid for wheat at Garfield, Oakedale
and other points on the Spokane &
PalouBe. Upon investigation we
found that 48 cents was paid last
week, and that one day as high as 49
oents was offered. Since the freight
rates from those points are the same
as from Colfax, many people were at
a loss to understand why buyers
there could afford to pay several cents
more for wheat. Like anything else,
it is simple enough when you under
stand it. The ship Persia was lying
at Tacoma under charter awaiting a
cargo, and there was not sufficient
wheat there to load her; hence Port
land buyers were forced to make a
sacrifice, and offered an advanced
price at all Northern Pacific points
in order to get the Persia started on
her voyage. As soon as she was
loaded the price of wheat at Garfield
and Oaksdale fell to 42 cents, the
same as is paid here, and the parties
who supplied the cargo declare they
will load no more ships at Tacoma.
The chamber of commerce of Astoria
and the board of trade of this city have
very properly protested against the
abandonment of Fort Canby, at the
month of the Columbia river. The sta
tion commands the entrance of the Co
lumbia, and is the only protection of
Portland, Astoria, and the whole river
country, neainst hostile approach from
the ocean. If it is worth while to defend
the seacoast at any point, it certainly is
at this one. Fort Canby protects the
largest and next largest cities of Oregon
and the main outlet of ocean commerce
of one state and two territories. Owing
to peculiar advantages of situation, a
small force on Cape Disappointment
using heavy guns could hold a hostile
fleet at bay, and such a force should al
ways be maintained ready for an emer
gency. The exposed position of the Co
lumbia river, within a day's sail from
the naval depot of a possible enemy, is
of itself a circumstance calling for strict
The formal protests, above referred to,
voice a general public sentiment based
on interests of a public nature. Behind
these expressions there are no local or
private purposes. Neither Portland nor
Astoria makes any money through the
business of supplying this station, and
neither would suffer any appreciable bus
iness loss through its abandonment.
But it is felt that the property interests
here are large enough to merit protection.
This alone is the motive of the protests
submitted to the secretary of war.
The policy of concentrating the mili
tary forces of the country in a few largo
garrisons centrally located and conven
ient to transportation, is good so far as
field troops aro concerned, but in the
case of the artillery it is different.
Posts long abandoned and suffered to
fall into decay, cannot be rehabilitated
at once. They must bo kept up by con
stant occupation and vigilance, else they
must soon become practical- useless.
Instead of being abandoned, Fort Canby
should be improved to the standard of
modern defensive science and main
tained as a permanent military station.
The citizens of Portland and Astoria
have a right to demand that tb.13 be
The Sniscer Point.
While reforming the language I
beg leave to introduce an improve
ment to punctuation the snigger
point, or note of cachination. It is
written thus w and represents, as
nearly as may be, a smiling month.
It is to be appended, with every full
stop, to every jocular or ironical sen
tence, or, without the stop, to every
jocular or ironical clause of a sen
tence otherwise serious thus: "Mr.
Pickering is the noblest work of
God," "Our respected and es
teemed w contemporary, Mr. De
Young, whom for his virtues we re
vere and for his success envyw, is go
ing to the devil as fast as two heels
can carry him." "Deacon Pitch, a
truly good manw, is self-made in the
largest sense of the term; he was born
great, wise and rich, but the deflec
tion of his nose is the work of his
own coat-sleeve." S. F. Examiner.
Some of the Coal Fleet.
The Umatilla, which has been on
the docks four months, will bo fin
ished in about" a month, with the ad
dition of another deck and all the
modern passenger steamship im
provements. The staterooms and
deck will be lighted with incan
descent lights and, altogether, she
will be one of the most convenient
and best appearing steamers on the
coast. The Walla Walla, the sister
ship of the Umatilla, was docked
last week in an hour and a half,
which is considered to be fast dock
ing. New plating was put on her
bottom. S. F. Alta, 21.
Have the following to say of "Wis
dom's Eobertine, the great beautifier
and preserver of the complexien:
Pobtland, Or., June 4, 18S7.
ToMr.W. M. Wisdom Dear Sir: I
have tried your Robertine. It is excellent,
and I shall be pleased to recommend it
to all my lady friends. Believe me,
yours truly, Rhea.
Portland. Dec, 188j.
ToMr-W. M. "Wisdom. Tho "Rober
tine you so kindly sent me is excellent.
It is the finest preparation I have ev6r
used, and is a decided acquisition to
every lady's toilet. Yours truly.
Pobtlaxd, Or., April C, 1887.
Dear Mr. "Wisdem: I have tried your
"Robertine," and it Rives me much
pleasure to say that it is excellent for
the complexion, being one of the best
articles of the kind I have over used. Be
lieve me, yours sincerely,
For sale by W. E. Dement & Co.
druggists, Astoria, Oregon
Are you made miserable by Indiges
tion, Constipation, Dizziness, Loss of
Appetite, Yellow Skin ? Slnoh's Yital
izer is a positive cure. For sale by W.
E. Dement & Co.
For the best photographs and tintypes
go to Crow's Gallery.
All 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 OcMrient
And Free Lunch at the Telephone Sa
loon, 5 cents.
Oysters In JErerj Style
At the Central Restaurant, next to
Foard & Stokes'.
Ten cents for a cup of Fahre's nice
Try Fabre's celebrated pan roast.
Meals Cooked to Order.
Private rooms for ladies and families:
at Central Restaurant, next to Foard &
Discovered Too 3Iuch.
Washington, October 24. Samuel
Packard, who has been ssnt here by
the prohibitionists, claims to have
discovered a serious condition of af
fairs for the anti-liquor men throush
out the country. Packard says that
the question of the constitutionality
oi prouiouory jegisiauon enacted
since the adoption of the fourteenth
amendment has never yet been de
cided by the United States supreme
court, and that if the contention of
the liquor men in the cases involving
the prohibitory law were sustained by
tho supreme court, it will have the ef
fect of overturning all prohibitory
laws, local option or otherwise, en
acted since the adoption of the four
teenth amendment in so far as they
attempt to prohibit the use of distil
leries, breweries and saloons owned
and in use at the time of the passage
of such laws. The only way to over
come this serious obstacle to the
progress of the prohibition move
ment, he says, would be by constitu
Who Wrote Shakespeare?
Hamlet overheard Julius Cajsar
tell King Lear on tho Twelfth Night
after the Tempest that Antony and
Cleopatra had told Coriolanus" that
Two Gentlemen of Yerona were the
authors of Shakespeare's plays. Lear
said: You may take it As You Like
It, but I don't believe it, for I heard
Borneo and Juliet say Love's Labor
was lost when Troilus and Cressida
stole the Comedy of Errors and sold
it to tho Merchant of Venice for a
cup of sack and a dish of caraways.
Timon of Athens and Cymbelino were
parties to the theft, and after drink
ing Measure for Measure with the
Merry Wives of Windsor told King
John all about it Richard ILL, a
competent critic, said Bacon could
not write even A Winter's Tale, and
Henry YIII. said that settles it So
why make so Much Ado About Noth
ing? Othello was busy discussing a
point of honor with Henrys IV., V.
and VI., and as Bichard IL was ab
sent Taming the Shrew, I could get
no further evidence as to who wrote
Shakespeare, but All's Well that Ends
Au JZntl to Bono Scraping.
Ed waul Shepherd, of Harrisburg, 111.,
says: '-Having received so much bene
fit from Electric Bitters, 1 feel it my
duty to let suffering humanity know it
Have had a running sore on my leg for
eight years; my doctors told me I would
have to have the bone scraped or leg
amputated. I used, instead, three bot
tles of Electric Bitters and seven boxes
Bucklcn's Arnica Salve, and my leg is
now sound and well."
Electric Bitters are sold at fifty cents
a bottlo. and Bucklen's Arnica Salve at
2jc. per box by V. E. Dement & Co.
Instructions given in all tho latest
styles of artistic embroidery and art
needie work. Also French indelible
stamping done to order.
3JKS, J. SlIOENLANK,
Chcnamus .street, opposite Liberty
"Hackraetack," a lasting and fra
grant perfume. Price 25 and 50 cents.
Sold by V. E. Dement.
Any case of Croup can be easilv treat
ed and cured by using "The 'Child's
Cough Syrup." Full directions with
each package, which can only be pur
chased at Dement's drug store.
A Nasal Injector tree with each
bottle of Shiloh's Catarrh Remedy
Price 50 cents. Sold by W. E. Dement
Svrcct Apple Cider
At the Astoria Soda Works.
For the very best pictures go to H. S.
To The Ladies.
FANCY AND NOVELTY STORE
You will And everything lu the line of
Fancy Work, also German Knitting Yarn,
bpanish Yarn, Domestic and Imported Sax
ony, Zephyrs, Latest Styles In Fringe, ltuch
inr, Collars and Cud's.
Thanking the Ladles for their liberal pat
ronage. NORA RAPPLEYEA.
Cass Street, one door south of Astorian
To The Ladies.
Go to Mrs. Gates' Art Rooms, next door to
Mrs. Malcom's, for all the
Late Novelties In Embroideries
Lessons Given and Work Made to Order,
Hair Chains and Jewelry, and Ladles'
Hair Dressing and general hair work done
Also, forsaie, the largest ?1 Stamping out
fit on tho Coast.
Neat, Quick And Cheap at The
ASTOBIAN JOB OFFICE
CAPITAL STOCK - - 8500,000
F. E. Beach
It. P. Earhart
..-.. becy and Manager
.T.Loewenberg J. K. Gill. n. L Pittock.
F.K.Arnold, F.M.Warren. J.McCraken!
F. E. Beach, D.D.Oliphanr, F. Eggert
No. 33 "Washington street, Portland, Or.
R. L. BOYLE, Agent. Astoria, Oregon.
Onice at I. X. L. racking Co.
Taxes Due, School Dist. No. 9,
TAXES FOR THE ABOVE DISTRICT
are now due and pavable to the under
signed. "Vfx. B. ADAIR.
tt . . , Clerk.
Upper Astoria, Oct. 5, 18S7.
A. V. ALLEN,
WHOLESALE AND KETALL DEALER IN
Fine Groceries, Provisions and Mil! Feed.
Crockery, Glass Plated Ware.
Ilie Largest and finest assortment of
Fresh. Fruits and Vegetables.
CITY BOOK ST
Now In Progress.
Books by all the Standard Authors at remarkably low figures.
STCall and get prices.
CRIFFIXT & HEED.
Headquarters for Ammunition.
THE BEST IN THE WORLD.
The Winchester Repeating Shot Gun, S25.00!
A Fine Side Snap Marline Made Twist, Double-barrel Shot-Gun, Box Shells and
Tools, $17.30. Sporting Goods, Ammunition and the Famous Swedish itazor
Our Immense New Stock,
Consisting of 4 CAIt LOADS of fine Artistic and Plain
Furniture, Carpets, Oil Cloth, Madras-Silk
LACE AND PORTIERE CURTAINS,
Dado Shades, &c, Has Arrived.
These goods were purchased direct from Eastern Manufacturers and shipped
before the recent advance In freight, the benefits thereof we propose to share with
Call and See Us. ' CHAS. HEILBORN.
The New Model Range
CAN BE HAD IN ASTORIA, ONLY OF "
E. R. HA WES,
ARcnt. Call and Examine It ; You Will be Tleased. E. K. JIawes Is also Agent Tor the
Buck Patent Cooking Stove,
AND OTHER FIRST CLASS STOVES.
Furnace Work, Steam Fittings, Etc., a Specialty. A Full Stock on Hand.
New Tori Novelty
Headquarters for School Books. A Complete
jjho oi me
Official Text Books.
Prices Guaranteed Satisfactory.
The New York Novelty Store.
MQh, ?.ARS EXPERIENCE IN
,aJidIl!.cboflt?, on the Columbia river
and hundreds of fine boats of my build
make my guarantee: for good -work. Head-
SSL r- ' K1VU1 .bu,,d boata at an? po'nton
be required." r ere my services may
MISS M. L. RICHARDSON
Has entrared tho iwrrixao n ir- ti.
na .competent and FashIonableDress
mk,er lVil "TS fro,m tbe East, and Is de-lf,h?5h-!-4
of Astoria who
.... nui-iuauc ureases 10 can, see lutings
and samples and decide for themselves.
ak Office! d00rs soutb of Astori-
House and Lot For Sale.
IN UNION TOWN: HOUSE 36x22 FEET,
tWO Stories ; To hA enM o ,ri- '
Apply to john IN ONDI.
Wilson & Fisher
HEAVY AND SHELF
Paints, Oils, and Varnish.
SALEM PATENT ROLLER MILLS
Portland Roller Mills,'
Can. Too Ourodr
CarMc Smoke Ball
Ask" Your Druggist For It I
Reliered ia Fito Minaf e.
One Cuirantecd if uVci la
Cttred in Three to Six Months
i Patented April, 28S6.
SENT BY MAIL.
Price of Treatment, Jjxo
(Smoke Ball, ux; DebelU
tcr. for Twti trcf. ftfoL
CAEB0IIC S3C0KE BAIL CO.
652 Market Bt, Ban Trandsco, OaL
XTSemtreof Hurtful Imitations-?
And Solid Satisfaction Are Guaranteed
IF YOU TRADE AT
THE EMPKIE STORE
Suitings and Trimming Velvets. A Fine Line of In
fants' Dresses, Cloaks and Worsted Shirts, Ladies
Calico Wrappers. Cotton, Wool and Muslin Underwear.
Of Quilts ami Blankets, Gents' Clothing, Fi 1 iJahhig Goods, Boots, Shoes, TrunLb
and Valines at the Lowest Cash 1'iio s at Ihe Empire Store.
H. B. PA
Hay, Oats, aid Straw, Liie, Bricl, taint, Sand and Plaster
Wood Delirered to Order. Drayiae, Teaming and Kiprm Business.
t-7fii? i fn I, .,,.ii
fggJPEg 1 r , JLg
TE: apply to the Captain, orto
Frank I. Parker.
AT LOWEST PRICES IN ANY PART OF THE CITY,
Fruits and Vegetables
In Season. Everything Warranted as Represented. Corner Chenarans and
CAPITAL STOCK, $500,000
FRANK DEKTJSI .President
W. H. SMITH Vice-President
JOHN A. CIULD Secretary
No. 1G0 Second St., Portland, Or.
I. W. Case, Agent, Astoria, Or.
Deposited in Oregon, $300,000
$ S S- SOI, 2 8 8.
Royal, Norwich-Union and Lancashire Coin
binatlon Joint Policy.
Union of San Francisco.
Gerniania of New York.
State Investment of California.
Anglo-Nevada Assurance Corporation,
MARINE .INSURANCE COYEBKD BY OUR
-Elmore, Sanborn & Co.
Elmore, Sanborn & Go.
Representing tho Largest and Most Relia
ble fire Insurance Companies.
All Business promptlyjand accurately tran
acted. Flavels Wharf. - Astoria Oregon.
Liverpool & London & Globe. North British
and Mercantile of London and Edinburgh.
Hartford of Connecticut.CommercIal of
California Agricultural, of watertown. New
York, London & Lancashire of Liverpool,
Eng..Fire Insurance Companies, Represent
In a capital of $67,000,000.
B. VAN 1CSE. Agent.
The Farmers' Company,
Of Salem, Oregon.
THE LEADING COMPANY OK TIIE
Private Dwellings and Farm Property a
J. W. CONN, Agent. Astoria.
Furniture and Upholstering,
Mattresses Made and Repaired,
Paper Hanging, Carpets Sewed
Furniture Sold on Commission.
Shop, corner Main and Jefferson Streets
Latest Styles : : Lowest Prices
DBESSHAKIXO IX ALL ITS BRANCHES.
MRS. W. J. BARRY,
(Eaton &Carnahan'3 Former Establishment)
And Examine Goods. A Perfect System of
3 liUiU PARKER
Eben P, Parker,Master.
-" For TOWING. FREIGHT ordlAK-
H. B. PAKKEK.
HOLT & CO. Proprietors.
Scroll and Turned Balustrades,
Boat Material, etc.
Orders solicited and Promptly attended to.
Satisfaction Guaranteed as to Style,IQuall
ty and Prices.
Mill and Ofilce cor. Polk nnd Concoraly
streets. Astoria, Oregon.
Astoria Iron Worts.
Concomly St., Foot of Jackson, Astoria. Or.
Machinists aii Boiler Haters.
Land and Marine Engines
Steamboat Work and Cannery Work
Castings of all Descriptions Made
to Order at Short Notice.
J. G. Hdstlkk, ...,.... .Secretary.
I. W. CA3E.................................Treasurer.
John Fox. . Superintendent,
GUSTAY HANSEN, Frop'r.
A Large and Well Selected Stock of Fine
Diamonfls i Jewelry
At Extremely Low Prices.
All Goods Bought at This Establishment
Watch and Clock Repairing
Comer Cass and Squemoqua Streets.
City Livery Stable.
SHERMAN & WARD, .Proprietors.
Comfortable Carriages and Buggies
By the day or hour at very reasonable rates.
Saddle Horses for Hire.
Everything new and first class. Our a'm
is to nlease our natrons.
HorsesBoarded by the day, week or month,
Stable and office two doors west of Thk
HAVING LEASED STEAMER ENTER
prine to S. C. Hlldreth, James Macom
ber, T. "W. Andrews and James Cox, they
assume all liabilities of steamer Enterprise
from this date. Neither steamer Enterprise
normyseir. owner, will be responsible for
any debts contracted.
. ,. , C. W. SHTVELY.
September 23d, 1S87.
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