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ASTO JtlA, OKEGON:
.-OCTOBER 27. 1887
Gov. SiviSEroRD, of Alaska, in his
annual report, estimates the territo
rial expenses for the past year at
8178,000. Against the foregoing total
there is an annual revenue to the
United States treasury from the seal
islands estimated at $318,000, and cus
toms receipts, sale of mining lauds
aud fines paid into the treasury, $22,
500, making a total net gain for the
year to the government through the
acquisition of Alaska of $142,000.
Senator Charles B. Farwell, of
Illinois, and his partners, his brother
and Abner Taylor, of Chicago, will
make from $15,000,000 to $20,000,000
in their Texas land speculation. It
is said that the state of Texas has
given to the Farwell company 3,000,
000 acres of the land in Texas. The
land to-day is worth $3 an acre, and
the state buildings will probably not
cost more than $1,000,000. The land
is all fenced in. Seventy-five thou
sand cattle are now on it and more are
So it is ' that Christian soldier, "
Gen. O ! Oh ! ! Howard, who started
the attempt to remove the troops from
Fort Cauby. Senator Dolph seems to
be able to call a halt on this impor
tant matier. In place of abandoning
the post, its sphere of usefulness as
an artillery garrison should be in
creased. This should not be allowed
to go by default Senator Dolph can
be greatly aided in this regard by
proper representation of the .matter
duly made. Our Astoria chamber of
commerce can materially assist in this
The cost of building new barracks
at the Presidio for the accommodation
of the Fort Cauby batteries, says the
Oregon ian, would certainly be as
great as that of repairing the old quar
ters at Canby. Senator Dolph has
succeeded in staying the proceeding
for the present at least, and will
doubtless be able to defeat the recom
mendation of the division com
mander. His position as chairman of
the senate committee on fortifications
and coast defenpes is a most fortunate
one in this emergency, sinco it will
give special weight to his efforts.
There is some mystery attending
the failure of the government to re
lease the sealers in Alaska, which will
perhaps not be explained until con
gress shall call for the papers in the
case. Attorney-general Garland, in
reply to the question why the sealers
were not released on the order sent on
January 26th last, stated that it was
not known until long afterwards that
they were not released, and that in
formation to that effect first came to
the government from the British min
ister. The explanation furnished at
the attorney-general's office is that the
officers in Sitka claim that they believe
the order for their release was a hoax
and simply did not obey it But several
months elapsed before our govern
ment seems to have been informed
that the law officers in Alaska look
upon orders from the department of
justice in such . a humorous
way. The order of January
20th. was telegraphed to Port Town-
send and from there was sent by
steamer. It was sent in the usual
way. The second order for the re
lease was not sent until October 12th,
and it was sent in the same way. If
it reached Port Townsend in time for
the steamer it will be forwarded direct
RcinsiLs From Commissioner Thompson.
Slate fish commissioner E. P.
Thompson was in the city yesterday.
saj s the News of the 2Gth. He said:
"We are doing pretty well at the fish
natcuery on tbo Clackamas. Ave have
about 1,000,000 eggs in the hatchery
and are taking from 8,000 to 50,000 a
day. After the female saimon had
been relieved of their eggs, we marked
them by cutting off the back fin. But
we now shape the top Gn into a
Speaking of the forthcoming ex
penditure of $10,000 appropriated by
congress for a fish hatchery in this
state, and the fact that both the gov
ernment and the state have selected
the same spot for the hatcheries, he
said: We do not want to com
bine with the government It is
not advisable. If we build the hatch
ery the government wi!l want to run
it, and vice versa. If the government
secures control it will want to dis
tribute our fish among other states.
which is not acceptable to us. The
best thing for the government to do
is to locate its hatchery on the Des
Chutes river, where there is a great
ueai oi saimon. we get the April
and July salmon in the Clackamas.
they get the May and June fish.
We think there ought to be two
hatcheries, beside the one built at
the Clackamas, the government one
at Des Uhute3 and one in Washinc-
ton territory at some point along the
uiiumuiu, say ai uas iroini.
And Free Lunch at the Telephone
loon, 5 cents.
Books in all styles of fine bindings.
Poets and standard authors at remark
ably low prices. Griffix & Reed.
HARBORS AND RIVERS.
A Board of Conservators to bo Asked For.
The conservation aud protection of
harbors in the United States is a sub
ject that will be permanently brought
before congress at the coming session.
For many years past the efforts of the
superintendents of the coast survey
have been directed towards the intro
duction of a bill for the pnrpose of
authorizing the appointment of a
board of commissioners whose pro
posed duties are to take charge of all
harbors and navigable waters. Such
a body exists in European countries,
and their province lies especially in
protecting the interests of shipping
at the sea and other ports against the
encroachments of private individuals
upon the water space that belongs to
On the Pacific coast there are the
harbors of San Francisco, San Diego
and the Columbia river, and the net
work of havens on Puget sound. The
Atlantic side has many seaports lin
ing its 3,000 miles of coast, while on
the Pacific slope, with 3,300 miles of
sea-girt territory, the only harbors
are those before mentioned. Under
the present state of the law there is
no federal enactment to prevent un
scrupulous individuals from ex
tending pile3 and wharves into
the waters of the bays and
rivers foe their own personal benefit.
San Francisco has a state harbor
commission controlling its water
front, but outside of its jurisdiction
the supervisors of the counties bor
dering on the bay may grant any per
son a franchise to build wharves
without considering the detriment
that may ensue to the future condi
tion of the port. At San Diego pri
vate individuals have constructed
wharves in such a manner that within
a few years they will prove an obsta
cle to the navigation of the port.
The Columbia river is receiving the
attention of the war department en
gineers, and is gradually being im
proved, but the other harbors on the
Pacific coast are sadly neglected.
Unless congress gives power to
some controlling body to preveut en
croachments the result will be that
in a few years the condition of the
harbors will be such that to dredge
and maintain their efficiency will re
quire the expenditure of vast sums of
It is understood that congressman
Morrow will push the matter at the
coming session of congress. 8. F.
Is Consumption Incurable?
Read the follewing: Mr. C. II. .Morris,
Newark, Ark., says: "Was down with
Abscess of Lungs, and friends and phy
sicians pronounced me an Incurable
Consumptive, .began taking Dr. Kings
New Discovery for Consumption, am
now on my third bottle, and j11c to
oversee the work on my farm. It 5s the
finest medicine ever made."
Jesse Middlewart, Decatur, Ohio,
says: "Had it not been for Dr. King's
New Discovery for Consumption I
would have died of Lung Troubles. Was
eiven up by doctors. Am now in best
of health." Try it. Sample bottles free
at W. E. Dement & Co.'.s Ding Stoic.
The ladies of Grace Episcopal
church are preparing for a bazar to
be held on the 10th and 11th of No
vember, 1887, at Liberty hall. A
more extended notice will be given in
Have the following to say of Wis
dom's Bobertine, the great beantifier
and preserver of the complexien:
Pobtland, Or., June 4, 1SS7.
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, llelieve me,
yours truly. Rhea.
Pobtlaxd. Dec., 1S8.;.
To Mr. "W. M. Wisdom. The "Rober
tine yon so kindly sent me is excellent.
It is the finest preparation I have ever
used, and is n decided acquisition to
every lady's toilet. Yours trulv,
Portiaxd, Or., April C, 1887.
Dear Mr. Wisdom : I bine tried j'onr
"Robertine," and it cives mo much
pleasure to say that it is excelleut for
the complexion, beinc one of the best
articles of the kind I have ev-r used. Re
lieve me, yours sincerely,
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druggists, Astoria, Oregon
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For the best photographs ami tintypes
go to Ciow's Gallery.
All the patent mertiein's :irivi'itist-d
in this paper, together will: the choicest
perfumery, and toilet article.-, etc-can
be bought :it the lowest prices, at -I. W.
Conn's dine store, opposite Ofid.-nt
Only Two Dajj. More.
Fine books at auclrm and private
sale 5,000 volumes ot standa'd .scien
tific, rare, and miscellaneous works.
Family Bibles, plush and monogram
Albums. Draper, Buckle, Leekcy.
Darwin, Spencer. Huxley, Hugo, Jo
sephus. Gibbon are a few of the authors.
Sale at 7 p.m.: Odd Felluws Building,
rear of Bank, to-day and to-morrow.
Oysters In Ererj- St lo.
. At the Central Restaurant, nxt to
Foard & Stokes'.
Ten cents for a cup of Fabre'
Meals Cooked lo Order.
Private rooms for ladies and families:
at Central Restaurant, next to Foaid S:
The ReGeo. H.Thas-er.nf Boui
bon, lnd says: "Both myself and wife
oweour lives to Shit.oh's Co.vkimiptiox
CnnK." Sold by W. E. Dement
Why will you cougn wneii Sluloii's
Cure will give immediate relief. Price
10 cts .so cts and Si. bold to W. E. De
ment If You Want Tour Flue Cleaned
Leave orders for T. Clifton at this office.
A PROTEST FROJI SENATOR DOLPH
AsaitM the Removal From Fort Canity.
"Washington, Oct. 2o. Sen- or
Dolph, of Oregon, to-day filed a r
test in the war department ngnu.sl
the removal of the garrison from 1' irt
Canby, and interviewed secretary Ei
dicott on the subject.
He based his appeal upon the fact
that it the national government was
required to maintaiu its r.uthouty
anywhere iu Oregon or Washington
territory, it was at the mouth of the
Columbia river, where, during the
fishing season, there is a large Hunt
ing population, upon which the pres
ence of troops would hae a benefi
cial and moral effect.
The policy of the war department
to consolidate the troops at the inniu
military stations throughout the
country to save expense and give the
officers and men opportunities for
training that cannot bo obtained at
an isolated station like Fort Canby.
Secretary Endicolt has promised to
take senator Dolph's plea into consid
eration, and the determination of the
department will not be announced for
GEK. HOWARD'S VOTXG
Last Augmt Gen. Howard, rom
mauding the Division of the Pacific,
recommended the removal of troops
from Fort Canby to the Presidio at
San Francisco. The reasons givm
for this order were that the buildings
for the accomodation of troops at
Fort Canby were ont of repair; that
a large sum would be required to put
up new buildings or to reconstruct
the old ones, and that means of com
munication between the fort and As
toria were difficult and expensive.
On September 12 Gen. Sheridan ap
proved Gen. Howard's recommenda
tions, and on September 28 the acting
secretary of war approved the request
and asked that estimates be made to
provide additional barracks at the
Presidio of Son Francisco for the ac
commodation of the troops from Fort
An I'inl io Bone Sorzspjxtjr.
Edward Shepherd, of Ilarrisburg, III.,
says: '-Having received so much "bene
fit from Electric Bitters, I fci 1 it my
duty to let suffering humanit know it.
Have had a running sore on m Ieir for
eight yeas: mv doctors told me I would
have to have the bone seraued or leg
amputated. I u-cd, instead, three bat
tles of Electric Bitters and -even boe
Buck'eifs Arnica Sdve, ami my !er is
now sound and wel'."
Electric Hitters are sold at fift cents
a bottle, and Bueklen'.s ArnicaSahe at
2."e. per box by W. E. Dement & Co.
Call ami get our prices for books in
sets, byall the stand.nd -authors and po
ets; we win guaranteee you me lowest
price, Griffin & Ri n.
Shiloh's Catarrh Ieineuy a ,o-i-tive
cure for Catarrh, Diither-: :i.d
Canker Month. -"M !i Y. E. ! ne nt.
M Iortrtniitolr " n iMutitiT n il fro.
grant perfume. Price 2T and flO ,.
Sold by W. E. Dement.
Foi Dyspepsia andLiver Coin tut,
you hae a printed gramu: c eveiy
bottle of Shiloh's Vitalier. P ',e.er
fails to cure. So'd by W. E. Dement
Shiloh's Cuke will immedinlelj
relieve Croup, Whooping Couth, anil
Bronchitis, bold by W. E. Dement &"o
Any case of Croup can be easily treat
ed and cured by using "The Child's
Couuh Sjrup.' Full d'uectioi.s with
each package, which can onlj be ptir-cha-ed
at Demenl's drug store."
Nasal Injector ;iee wit Si iveli
bot'le of ShilolrN Catarrh Keaiedy
rii-t- r.o rents. Sold bv W. E. D nu nt
Swccl Apple C'iiliT
At the Astoria Soda Works.
What is better than a glass of I"hIioj ?
A cup of delicious coffee at FabreV.
For the very best pictures go to II. S.
To The Ladies,
FANCY AND NOVELTY STORE
You will find cwrylhim; in the line of
Fancy Work, also German Knitting Yarn,
panish Yam, Domestic ami Imp rteit S:i
iiiiy, Zephr-, Latest Stjtes hi Fringe, Ruth
iiifr. Collars and Cutis.
Thanking the .Ladies for their liberal pat
ronase. NORA RAPPLEYEA.
Pass Street, one door soutli of Astokian
To The Ladies.
(lo to Mrs. Gates' Art Rooms. uet iloi r to
Mrs. Makom's, for all the
Lato Novelties in Embroideries
Lessons Given anil Work Made to Order.
Hair Chains and Jewelry, and tallies'
Hair Dressing and general hair work done
Also, for saie, the largest $1 Stamping out
fit on the Coast.
Neat, Quick And Cheap at Thi
ASTOKIAST JOB OFFICE
CAPITAL STOCK - - S50O,000
F. E. Beach rroident
J. McOraken Vice President
J. loeweiiberg. Treasurer
It 1. Farhart Sc'y a .il Manager
.T.Lnewenbcrg .1. K. GiJI. H. L Pit lock.
F K. Arnold. F M. Warren. J.M Craken,
F. F.. Beach. D D Ollphaut, F Kggeit
No. 33 Washington street, Portland, Or.
R. L. BOYLE, Agent. Astoria. Oregon.
OHiceat I. X L. Packing Co.
Taxes Due, Schaol Dist. No. 9,
TAXES FOR THE ABOVE DISTRICT
are now due and payable to the under
signed. WM. B. ADAIR.
Upper Astoria, Oct 5, 18S7.
WHOLES VMS l..:'ILDEALKi: IN
Fine Groceries, Previsions and Mil! Feed,
QrockeiT, Glass Plated Ware.
The liiKit and fine: vrrt:uu.t "l
Fresh. Fruits and Vegetables.
Kecciv il f re5h every St. .r.ier.
& V a m S
VA K & B
BJI g B B a B b
Hooks !y all the Standnril Anlhor- -.t nrarkal.'v low neuron.
ZT(' Mini qet prices.
Y!WH S ft J?V 3KriSr' -
& Headquarters for Ammunition. 32
THE BEST IX THE WOULD.
The Winchester Repeating Shot Gun, S25.00!
A Fine Side Snap Marlim M.ule Twist, 1 nutilc barrel Shot Gun, I.ov bhelw and
Toi 1, .IT.SO. jtp rtit u ! I, .AiniiniiiiUon and the Fomi'ii Sw dih Hi znr
Coiiisli!iRor i CV25 T.AIS of lino Artistic and IM.iin
Furniture, Carpels, Oil Cloth, Madras-Silk
LACE AM) PORTIKKK CURTAINS,
Bade Shades, &c,
TIhm zwil won puirhascd direct
b fori' tin recent advance in freight, the
Call and See Us.
The New Model Range
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rfje3 iiia lAodbiiX. t w taainan
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Buck Patent Oooking Stove,
AXD JiTHEU FIKsTfLASS STOVES.
Furnace Work. SUam Fittings. Etc.. a Specialty. A Full Stock on Hand
if Tort Novelty
in for S -honl Books.
Line of the
He chjiureiN for S -honl Books. A Complete
Line of the
Official Text Books.
Prices Guaranteed Satisfactory.
The New York Novelty Store.
V Pi T "? f 1 ii ..
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14 Si pill a
fnun KaMcrn Maiiufactun rs ami shipped
1 n'flts the c f we juop'i-.e to thare ith
AMOKIA, OXI.Y 0'
IIN Sd EBED'S,
HEAVY AND SHELF
Paints, Oils, and Varnish."
SALEM PATENT ROLLER MILLS
Portland Roller Mills,
And Solid Satisfaction Are Guaramesd
- -IF YOU TRADE AT
ggs sBaiaagsSKP3 srsPsiraE
io yii. r
y si lbs ibiffiE) B8fca & I unb
&ultu.s iisut Ti'iiiiniiug Wlwts. A Fine Line of In
i:iis Drosses. Cloaks k.1 Worsted Shirts, Ladies'
Calico Wrappers. Cotton, Wool and 31 us! in Underwear.
J2L OOMPIiSTS STOCK
Of Mi.It.;ual Blanket. UoiuV Clotl.uit,', I . iiiishiii! Goods, Boots, Shoes, Trunks
and Yalfc at the Lowest Cash I i .e , at the Empire Store.
Hay, Oats, ait Straw, Lime, Mel Cement. Sand aid Plaster
Wood Delireret! to Order.
C;Sfefi iLARi nun
T?s?&fsfc5fSai:-5i3 fbin r. I'arher, master.
t w---g--- '-. ggg"-
. Ft ui ly to th" Captain, or to
FRESH GEOCEBIES ASD PROVISION
AT LOWEST PRICES IN ANY PART OF THE CiTY.
Fruits and Vegetables
In Season. Everything Warranted as Representee'. Corner Cliecamus anil
CAPITAL STOCK, $500,000
FKAXK DEKUM.. ..rresident
V. II. SMITH Vice-Freshlent
JOHN A. CIIIMJ Secretary
Xo. KW Second St.. Portland, Or.
I. W- Case, Agent, Astoria, Or.
Deposited ii (tap, $300,000
Itoal. Xomleli-Unionaiul IjineashlreCom
bination Joint Policy.
Union or San Francisco.
Gcrmaiiia or New York.
State Investment of C.Uifonil.u
Anplo-Nevad.i Assurance Corporation.
StUMNE INSI'RAM'E COTEREIl ItT OUR
Elmore, Sanborn & Co.
Elmore, Sanborn & Co.
Representing the Largest and 3lot Relia
ble Fire Insurance Companies.
All Business promptlyland accurately tran
acteil. Flau-lsWi.ir'. -
Liverpool & Loudon ftfJlobe. North British
and Mercantile" of London and Edinburgh.
Hartford of Connecticut. Commercial or
California Agricultural, of Watcrtonn, ev
York, London & Lancashire ot Liverpool,
Eiib . Fire Insurance Companies, Represent
in a capital of $07,000,000.
18. VAX DUSEX Agei.t.
The Farmers' Company,
Of Salem. Oregon.
THE LEA.DIXG COMPANY OF THE
Private l) clings 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
DRESSMAKING IX ALL ITS BRAXCHES.
MRS. W. J. BARRY,
(Eaton &Carnahan's Former Establishment)
And Examine Goods. A Perfect System of
rt "N't. ur
II lit ill
Ilrajutz. Tt"in5iiii Hint Lpre BhiIdps.
-- pr t ) Wl NG, FrtEIGHT or CUA If
II. B. PARKEK.
HOLT & CO. Proprietors.
Scroll and Turned Balustrades,
Eoat Material, etc.
Orders solicited and Promptly attended to.
Satisfaction Guaranteed as to Style,'Qualt
ty and Prices.
Mill and Ofllee 'or. JVlfc nnd Concomly
streets. Astoria. Oregon.
Concomly St., Toot of Jackson, Astoria. Or.
lacMnists anil Boiler Makers.
Land and Marine Engines
Steamboat Work and Cannery Work
Castings of all Descriptions Made
to Order at Short Notice.
J. G. Hustleu, .. .Secretary.
( I. W. Casf.. ... .Treasurer.
! Jonx Pox '..Superintendent.
GTJSTAY HANSEN, Frop'r.
A Large and Well Selected Stock of Fine
At Extremely Low Prices.
All Goods Bought at This Establishment
1 Watcli and Clock Repairing
I A SPECIALTY.
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 Hbrses for Hire.
Everything new and first class. Our a'm
Is to please our patrons.
HorsesBoarded by the day, week ormontb.
Stable and office two doors west of Tine
HAVING LEASED STEAMER ENTER
prUte to S. C. Hildreth, James Macom
ber, T. TV. Andrews and James Cox, they
assume all liabilities of steamer Enterprise
from this date. Neither steamer Enterprise
nor m self, owner, will be responsible for
any debts contracted.
C. W. SHTVELY.
September 231, 1SS".